October 28, 2009

Merry Merry Christmas - Won Honorable Mention

My simple little card won an Honorable mention in the Simple Holiday card challenge over at Hero Arts. I'm so honored, thank you Hero Arts.
Again I am using the winter Cuttlebug folder. Here I have combined the background folder w/ a simple Hero Arts Christmas tree and some gingham ribbon.

Items used: Hero Arts CL113 merriest wishes, Cuttlebug folder, ribbon and gold star.

Pine and pearls

My friend, Nancy, loaned this wonderful Cuttlebug folder to me and I can't seem to get enough of it. I like using a brillaint blue for Christmas.

Items used: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Hero Arts K5242 big pine bough, Stampendous snow tag art set, ribbon and pearls.

October 24, 2009

Cosmo Cricket Birds

I absolutely fell in love w/this bird paper by Cosmo Cricket the moment I saw it. It's just so darn cute. As much as I love this paper, it took me a while to come up w/ a card I liked using it. Well, I finally did and here it is.

The Hero Arts challenge this week is to use torn paper; I chose 3 different papers to tear for this card, the bird paper, another DP and chocolate brown paper.

Items used: Hero Arts clear design woodland creatures, Cosmo Cricket DP, Ribbon

October 18, 2009

Swirling snowflake

I recently found this Hero Arts grand snowflake stamp at Michael's. I have always admired the elegance of this stamp and am so happy to finally have it in my stamp collection. I like to use the Cuttlebug swirl embossing folder for snow, it's just perfect.

Items used: Hero Arts grand snowflake stamp, Cuttlebug swirl embossing folder, Stampendous retro script Merry Christmas stamp, ribbon, dazzling diamonds and studio 8 gem.

Deer & Pine Bough

The new Hero Arts big pine bough stamps is one of my favorites from the HA 2009 catalog. This cute little HA deer is also one of my favorites. Christmas cards are coming, here's another one.

Items used: Hero Arts big pine bough and young deer stamps, ribbon and Studio 8 metal gems.

October 15, 2009

Penny Black Buttons & Bows Challenge

This week the Penny Black challenge is Buttons & Bows. I love this PB snowman stamp, definitely one of my favorites, he's so cute and happy. Here's what I've come up with, hope you can see the glitter on Mr. Snow :) Items used: PB Snowman, ribbon, diamond glaze, buttons, BG paper.

October 10, 2009


Here's another card for the Hero Arts paper piecing challenge this week. I just love polka dot paper and this Heidi Grace double-sided dot paper is one of my favs. I have used this paper quite a bit and have many scraps, all used on this card. The cling stamp is from Hero Arts, Jennifer McGuire and Shari Carroll presented some cling stamps to the Flickr members when we met for dinner at ScrapFest 2009 in Minnesota and this was the fun cling stamp I received. Items used: Hero Arts hello cling stamp, Heidi Grace DP, jute twine, pearls. Colored w/ watercolor pencils.

Pine bough

This card is for the Hero Arts paper piecing challenge this week,I used some plaid paper scraps to make the pine boughs. Add a little ribbon and sparkly gems and done.

I am getting such a late start on making my Christmas cards this year. But, this little card has inspired me, so I will start w/ the Christmas cards this week-end.

Items used: Hero Arts big pine bough stamp, Stampendous sentiment stamp, ribbon and gems.

October 7, 2009

40th Birthday Invitation

A co-worker of mine has asked me to make invitations for her husband's 40th birthday. Here's a first draft. Still deciding what info we will put on the slide out card, most likely: date, time, location and for. Her husband is an avid bike rider so I used the little bike stamp I had on hand. This stamp is actually a women's bike w/ a basket full of flowers. I improvised and put the 40 over the basket and added a cross bar to the bike and Viola, a guy's bike :)

October 4, 2009

ATCs (Artist Trading Cards)

The Hero Arts challenge this week is to make ATC's. At first I was surprised by the small size of these little cards (2.5" x 3.5"). But, once I made one, I was hooked. We are also having an actual trade of "friendship" ATC's through the Hero Arts Flickr group which will start real soon. The idea is to make 10 ATC's w/ a friendship theme and send them in. The ATC's will be sorted and you will receive 10 back. I cannot wait to see the little pieces of art everyone comes up with. All Hero Arts stamps used for the above ATC's :)