Saturday, April 14, 2018

A New Challenge at Morgan's ArtWorld

I hope you are ready to enter our challenge at Morgan's ArtWorld.  It's an "Anything Goes" every month challenge, so I know you will be ready to join the gang at Morgan's ArtWorld to enter here.


Close-up below


Supplies:
Morgan's ArtWorld image - see the challenge blog
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Vagabond die cut machine
Copic markers:   skin E51, E53; tree trunk - E53, E55, E57; hair E47, E55, E57: leaves - YG01. YG03, YG45; flowers on lower right - Y02; red flowers - R01, R20, R24; grass - YG13, YG61; 
dress - R0000, R11, R20, R24; sky - B21


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

It's All About Galoshes For Me and A2Z Scrapbooking

It's Digital Duel time at A2Z Scrapbooking.  Be sure to check out A2Z to find out what my companion dueler has created.  Here is my digital project, a card that uses galoshes.  You could say GOSH, miss you, however I used GALOSHES in the sentiment.  I thought this was a fun card.  I copied the boots from the kit into a Word document and sized them and used the colors in Word.  Easy to do.

Close-up below


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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge




Please join us in this month’s "Flower Power" challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you're looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

Supplies:
  • Hero Arts digital kit April Showers at A2Z Scrapbooking 
  • Little B Handwritten 
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles & alphabet 2 - lower case
  • Vagabond die cut machine

Monday, April 9, 2018

New Challenge and Sponsor for April Die Cut Divas

The fabulous Altenew is the Die Cut Divas' sponsor for April.

The theme is simply "Anything Goes".  Please enter the challenge at Die Cut Divas.

I've been playing with this stamp set and wanted to let you see how I used both the new die and the Altenew lighthouse set.  I love lighthouse scenes,  NO FOOLING.

If there seem to be slices out of the card, there are, no fooling.  I used a new die cut from Altenew plus a stamp set I couldn't do without. I could use this stamp set all the time. And YES, the lighthouse is leaning.  oh well.


Close-up

As you can see, it's not perfect, but it works for me.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Design Stitched Rectangles
Copic markers to color - I've lost the color #s somewhere
Vagabond die cut machine

Saturday, April 7, 2018

It's all about the Triangles

I couldn't resist the triangles, new at Altenew.  They carrry the Altenew Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine which is compact and portable.

Visit Die Cut Divas for challenge rules and theme here. I'll show you the cards first and then how I made them.





Second card

Close-up of 2nd card



Shattered Triangle Dies come in two sizes and with several triangles, both with holes and without.  I used the large size and took time to glue them all together.  I started with the inner circle of six (6) triangles, then kept adding.  That's a lot of triangles, but I was determined to see how I could make a template to use for backgrounds.  It works.  I may even build it out more in a vertical way, then the orderly way it is now.  
Close-up of the triangles panel.

I thought I'd share a photo of the template after inking too. Pretty cool, eh?



Supplies:

Altenew Shattered Triangle Die Set
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Sizzix thinlits Friend (hello)
Distress Oxide inks (abandoned coral, fired brick, picked raspberry and candied apple on 1st card). Fired Brick and other red Oxides on 2nd card
Vagabond die cut machine



Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Flower Power in April

If you are looking for the A2Z Scrapbooking & Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop, check here

I love the flowers and they do look like a wonderful pot of flowers with the petals free to lift above the centers of the flowers.  If you do not have a machine to cut the flowers, you can still print them out as they are so pretty.  Please join us in the A2Z Scrapbooking challenge this month.

I used a negative of the scored oval die cut from a card I made in January.  I used some Oxide Inks on my flowers and arranged them in a pot.


Close-up



The addition of Fired Brick to the Fossilized Amber makes the flowers look like they are partially in shade.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge




Please join us in this month’s "Flower Power" challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you're looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.


  •  A2Z Scrapbooking digital Sunshine Flowers Cutting Files
  • Spellbinders Oval dies
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Notes Potted & Curvy Leaves
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black for flower centers
  • Oxide Inks Fosslized Amber and Fired Brick and Iced Spruce for the pot
  • Distress Inks on leaves - shabby shutters, peeled paint and forest moss
  • Scored leftover negative from a card I did in January
  • Silhouette Cameo

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Hero Arts Magnolia is Flower Power at A2Z

If you are looking for the A2Z Scrapbooking & Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop, check here

Be sure to visit A2Z Scrapbooking for the April Challenge.

This simple flower makes a tremendous statement when even lightly colored.  I chose an ombre paper shading into the upper part of the top panel and stamped off the paper.  The only colors I used were Copic markers BG0000 and B21 in the inner part of the flower and on the inward outer tips of the flowers.  I thought it had a soft feel to it.  This would have been a nice panel for a sympathy card too.

The dots of Nuvo Midnight Blue cover two dots of black ink.  I think they fit quite well.  There is almost no card that you cannot save.


Close-up Below


The addition of Fired Brick to the Fossilized Amber makes the flowers look like they are partially in shade.

Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook? so you don't miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!
Hero Arts Monthly Challenge




Please join us in this month’s "Flower Power" challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you're looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.


  •  A2Z Scrapbooking  Flowering Magnolia wood stamp  (remember that there is a matching die cut for this lovely flower (You may have to custom order if the stamp is not in the store at the moment
  • Copic markers BG0000 and B21
  • Spellbinders Arched Windows 1
  • Vagabond die cut machine

Time for a New Challenge at Die Cut Divas

If you are looking for the A2Z Scrapbooking & Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop, check here

There are lovely flowers and some amazing sentiments in Altenew stamp sets.

At Die Cut Divas, the theme is simply "Anything Goes".  

April 1st is April Fool's Day

The flowers were easy to color and I thought an outline in pale blue green would highlight the flowers.  I'm pleased with this card.



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Altenew Best Mom Stamp set
Altenew Fresh Freesia stamp set (sentiment)
Elizabeth Craft Design Stitched Rectangle dies
Older Spellbinders tag die cut
Copic markers (BG0000 for outline of flowers)
Nuvo Crystal Drops Red Berry
Vagabond die cut machine