Thursday, February 21, 2019


The theme this month on Darnell's Twofer Challenge is "stars" and I think I finally have created two distinctively different cards using the same stamp.


I needed a birthday card for my son and started playing around with the stars stamp - clear embossed for the background.  Found some pp with stars and added that after die cutting the sentiment.  Put it on a pale gray base and added a few gold stars.  Here is a closeup of the background.

For the sympathy card I used a watercolored background with silver embossed stars - along with the sentiment I added some silver sequins and tiny sequin stars.  

The Watercooler Challenge this week is "masculine-anything goes" so will enter the birthday card there also.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019


For the February CCC challenge I am sending a card to my friend, Cat Craig.

I used the Altenew Layered Floral Elements dies for my flower arrangement - die cut all the pieces from some patterned paper.  The stripes are a piece of washi tape.  After I had everything on the card front, I decided it need a little something, something - so got out the watercolors and gave it some black spatters (put a post-it note over the flowers as I didn't want to spatter them).

I used the challenge sketch, colors and theme (friendship) for my card.

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Monday, February 18, 2019


Seize the Birthday's current challenge is "anything goes" while The Flower Challenge wants us to use our latest stamps or dies, so here's another floral card.

After embossing the Perfectly Perfect from Altenew flowers with gold, I watercolored them with my Zigs and fussy cut them. The background was made by dry embossing with Altenew's fine frames rectangle dies.  Added a few sequins and a little sentiment and done.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019


Found a few challenges to enter that were intriguing - so with my usual flowers here are my cards.

For Retro Rubber's tic tac toe I chose blue, birthday and textured embossing  I used my old PTI Rosie Posie stamp (2012).  For the background I used Altenew's Fine Frames die and dry embossed with it - difficult to see in the large photo - maybe a bit better in the closeup.  

The code word at Addicted to CAS is "grid" and used Altenew's gradient stripe die for my background and their Perfectly Perfect stamps for my flowers.  I am also entering my first card there as it has a grid background.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019


I hope all of my blog friends have a lovely day today with their friends and loved ones and that you enjoy the Valentine card I've created for you and for my A Blog Named Hero post.

For my flowers I used the Color Layering Hibiscus - a super easy flower to layer.  I stamped the centers in HA black and went over them with a black gel pen for some shine.  The leaves were stamped in moss and forever green.  I used a dark red copic marker to give the blooms a little extra dimension.  The heart die cut for the shaker is from the January 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit and is filled with some ombre blush sequins.  This heart die or any heart/shape die would work really well for making the shaker opening.

I am entering my card at a2z Scrapbooking challenge (colors and theme), LaVon's Love Challenge (anything goes) and The Card Concept (colors and theme).

A Blog Named Hero will be back tomorrow with a great new challenge and more prizes to be won from Hero Arts so be sure to check us out!

Thanks for visiting today - Valentine hugs!