Thursday, December 14, 2017

Winter time at Morgan's ArtWorld

Head on over to the Morgan's ArtWorld blog to enter the challenge of Anything Goes.  You don't have to use a Winter image, but I couldn't help it.  

Every time I look at an image and love to color it, I think "That's my favorite image" and this time is no different.

Winter images come and go, but this is a classic image and each time I choose a different color combo, I can't help but like each and every one and want to call it my favorite.  I think she's a pretty frosty girl and quite lovely.


Supplies:
Morgan's ArtWorld Winter Fae
Copic markers in shades of blue
Vagabond Die-cut machine
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles die



Sunday, December 10, 2017

Hero Arts LOVE in a Card

This is the third card I've made with the Kitchen Silhouette kit.  The other two cards have coffee cup backgrounds, but here, I took the word LOVE and made a black and white background.  I cut out the letters for my focal point and colored them in.  I used the Hero Arts digital Kit at A2Z Scrapbooking for this card. 


Close-up of the individual letters below


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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.


Hero Arts Kitchen Silhouettes kit only available at A2Z Scrapbooking
Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Notes Ivy Vine
Cottage Cutz Let It Snow
Copic markers Y08, YG01, R10 & RV11
White card stock
Vagabond die cut machine

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Second Day



Friday, December 8 - Friday, December 15, 2017

Join the Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop with me.

This is the second card I've made with this Hero Arts digital kit at A2Z Scrapbooking because I couldn't make just one page with the cup background after I printed it out.  I made a larger collection of background cups and also printed that page out.  I made three cards and this is the second in that series of backgrounds.

This is how I created the colors in Word:

In Word, I copied the cups in different sizes to see what I liked.  I then went to colors (2010 Word, Colors is located under Format) and found the color and and this cool design.  Perfect.  I found another light color for some background cups.  I liked this background so much, I created a second page of this background.  It really does give me an icy feel to the card.

   

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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.


 Hero Arts Kitchen Silhouettes kit only available at A2Z Scrapbooking
Elizabeth Craft Designs (EDC) Sleight Gift Card Holder Pop-up (stars)
Glitter Paper
White card stock
Vagabond die cut machine

Up-cycling a Tree

Hi there, I'm subbing in for Dawn B today at the Die Cut Divas..

Dies R Us


Dies R Us is our sponsor and you could win a $10 gift certificate on a random draw of entries to the Winter Challenge this month,at Die Cut Divas. I die cut this tree with several others a year ago and now's the time to use this beautiful tree die cut.  I like to make something used into something new and this tree is cut from a tissue box that my friends from work saved for me.  I doubt that you would have known the origin of my tree unless I told you.  And no one would know this is a tissue box on the card itself.  I am pretty proud of the fact that I re-use many things that would just be put in the re-cycle without going through a re-use first.

To make the Window Frame, I left the frame in the die and dropped the glue onto the panels. I put the upside down frame about 1/2 inch from the edge of my desk.  I turned the card front upside down on top of the frame and pressed the card onto the die, lifted up and my frame was attached to the card in a perfect frame.   I left the center cuts out because I thought it would frame the tree better.



Close-up below.  The paper is that shiny.



Supplies:

Cheery Lynn Designs Frame Window B at Dies R Us
Dees Distinctively Die Overlay 3 at Dies R Us
Cottage Cutz Le It Snow (Dies R Us has a lot of "Let it snow" sentiments here)
Rinea double-sided foiled papers from The Stamp Doctor
Vagabond die cut machine

Friday, December 8, 2017

Winter Coffee Loving Blog Hop




Friday, December 8 - Friday, December 15, 2017


I love this challenge because I rarely work with coffee products in my creations.  I do love Tea and most of my friends are tea lovers.  Some do love their coffee.  I don't have that many coffee, chocolate or tea  stamps or digitals to work with, but the Hero Arts digital Kits at A2Z Scrapbooking has saved the day.  My card is up today on A2Z Scrapbooking today and A2Z Scrapbooking supports the Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  Go check it out.

In Word, I copied the cups in different sizes to see what I liked.  I then went to colors (2010 Word, Colors is located under Format) and found the color and and this cool design.  Perfect.  I found another light color for some background cups.  I liked this background so much, I created a second page of this background.  It really does give me an icy feel to the card.

I chose some glitter papers to die cut and went for it.  A couple Nuvo Crystal Drops Simply White drops went in the middle of the stars.  The inside of the cups is colored first with B21 and then colored over with BG23.



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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.


 Hero Arts Kitchen Silhouettes kit only available at A2Z Scrapbooking
Elizabeth Craft Designs (EDC) Sleight Gift Card Holder Pop-up (stars)
EDC Curvy Leaves
Cottage Cutz Let It Snow
Glitter Papers
White card stock
Vagabond die cut machine




Thursday, December 7, 2017

Die Cut Divas Has A House or Two for You

Yes, Die Cut Divas does have a Winter Theme going on, so after visiting with me, head on over to Die Cut Divas for some winter fun.  I had made this card and found that it is not available at Dies R Us anymore.  However, the Elizabeth Craft Designs new houses are and I will link them at the bottom in my supply list.
Dies R Us

My sample card for today:



 Close-up of house and birds

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles at Dies R Us
Elizabeth Craft Designs house (see Country Scapes - English Cottage 1 and 2
Elizabeth Craft Designs Beach Edges
Memory Box Flying Birds
Elizabeth Craft Designs stickers "Season's Greetings"
Vagabond die cut machine
Copic markers 
Nuvo Crystal Drops Simply White, Ripened Pumpkin, Caribbean Ocean, Midnight Blue, Red Berry, Woodland Green & Glitter Drops Ruby Slippers



Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Elizabeth Craft Designs house (see Country Scapes - English Cottage 1 and 2
Elizabeth Craft Designs Beach Edges
Memory Box Marshmallow Clouds - see lots of different clouds at Dies R Us Clouds 
Memory Box Mini Clouds - see lots of different clouds at Dies R Us Clouds
Elizabeth Craft Designs stickers "Season's Greetings"
Vagabond die cut machine
Copic markers 
Nuvo Crystal Drops Simply White, Ripened Pumpkin, Midnight Blue, Red Berry, Woodland Green & Glitter Drops Silver Moondust

Monday, December 4, 2017

A Natural Christmas with Hero Arts

Time to Make It Pop with some popping Christmas Cards.  I layered my card and this was NOT in my comfort zone, but I am very happy with it.  I began with a simple image and die cut it in the postage stamp shape.  All I did was cut mostly brown & burgundy colored patterned papers.  I'm happy with it, rather a natural type of card with music and joy.



A Close up to see the layers and Nuvo dots.

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a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

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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.




  • Hero Arts A Natural Christmas Digital Cut File from A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Nuvo Red Berry Gloss Crystal Drops at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Ripened Pumpkin (Nuvo Dandelion Gloss Crystal Drops are available at A2Z in place of Ripened Pumpkin)
  • Older Hero Arts  stamp "Joy" from the Peace Poinsetias  (any Hero Arts sentiment would work
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares
  • Vagabond Die Cut machine