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Paper Craft Crew 235

Paper Craft Crew 235

Well, guess what?! The weather men were thankfully wrong and we only got about 4 inches of snow and then it rained. The snow was really heavy to shovel as you can imagine, still better than the 18 inches that they said we were going to get! I’m sure that the ride to the Store will be fun, it certainly all froze overnight. I spent the day in the house yesterday watching TV and relaxing. I did make my card for today but that was about it. I’ll be glad to get out of the house today! 😀

The card that I made in the Stampin’ Galley is for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch…

I used the March My Monthly Hero Kit to make my card! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with a strip of Carta Bella Copper Dots Vellum 12×12 down the left side. I stamped my images from the March My Monthly Hero Kit in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them in with Copics. The Coordinating Dies cut them out. I used a Craft Knife to be able to slide my carrots into the basket. The circle is a piece of Lawn Fawn Noble Fir cut out with the Hero Arts Infinity Circles Dies. I heat embossed the greeting in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. A strip of Tip Top Taupe and a strip of Tangelo Twist are adhered across the card and then the circle is adhered with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. All that was left to do was to adhere my bunny and basket with some 3M Foam Tape and the card is done! Love that little rabbit and his basket of carrots, so cute! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and see the rest of the Team’s cards and enter yours in the gallery! Thank you for coming by to visit today! Have a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: March My Monthly Hero Kit (Hero Arts)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Noble Fir (Lawn Fawn) and Tangelo Twist and Tip Top Taupe (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Paper: Copper Dots Vellum (Carta Bella)

Dies: March My Monthly Hero Kit (Hero Arts)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives) and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Platinum Machine (Spellbinders), Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Fun Foam

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Paper Craft Crew 232

Paper Craft Crew 232

Happy Wednesday! The warm temps have subsided for a while, it’s not cold, just crisp! I managed to have another productive day at the Store. I made a few cards and caught up on some paperwork. My Parent’s bought Daniel up to see me for a bit. I was eating lunch when they got there so he helped me finish my Wendy’s Chicken Nuggets, his favorite! He wanted to take some selfies but he said that we had make funny faces…

Such a silly little boy, but I’m right there with him! LOL! After work I got to see him again and we played hide and seek which he thought was great fun! Today I think that Renee might be taking the day off so I’ll be getting ready for the Lawn Fawn order to arrive tomorrow! Can’t wait to get all of those goodies shipped out to you! 😀

If it’s Wednesday then it’s time for a new Paper Craft Crew challenge…

I played with the February My Monthly Hero Kit again to make my card for today! The base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I stamped the clouds in Memento Tuxedo Black and the rain in Soft Pool to make my background panel and that is adhered over a piece of Canvas Texture Sky with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. The single cloud, sun, star and rainbow are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in with Copics. I used the Coordinating Dies to cut them out and added some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to them. My greeting is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto a piece of 48lb Vellum that I cut out with the Hero Arts Cloud Infinity Dies. I added the star, sun and rainbow to the Vellum cloud with 3D Foam Squares and then added more to the back to attach it to the card. I then added the single cloud with some more 3D Foam Squares and a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins to finish it off! I love that MMH Set, so many neat and different images in it! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and check out the rest of the Team’s cards and let’s see yours in the gallery! Thank you for spending some time with me today! Have a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: February My Monthly Hero Kit (Hero Arts)

Ink: Soft Pool (Hero Arts) and Memento Tuxedo Black

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Markers: Copics

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Sky Canvas (My Colors)

Specialty: 48lb Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Dies: February My Monthly Hero Kit and Clouds Infinity Dies (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen (Zig)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Fun Foam

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Dance in the Rain

Dance in the Rain

The day started out a little on the cooler side but was around 55 degrees later on in the evening! We had a fun day at the Store. Angie and Renee had their book class and I got to meet a few new customers! After work I stopped home and dropped off my stuff and headed over to my friend Jim’s. He made a delicious dinner and we had a nice quiet evening watching TV. A great way to end a Saturday! The make up tag class is on at the Store today, should be fun! 😀

I finally got my February My Monthly Hero Kit yesterday so I had to give it a little love! I started off by using the stencil and some Pool and Charcoal Ink with a Mini Ink Blending Tool to create my background on a piece of Slate Card Stock. The greeting is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto a strip of Vellum along with raindrops and adhered around the back of the panel. The panel is adhered to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I stamped the little umbrella person in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it in with Copics. It’s cut out with the Coordinating Die and adhered to the background. To make my shaker I die cut the window from a piece of Solar White 110lb Card Stock and some Acetate. The acetate is adhered to the back of the window and some 3M Foam Tape goes on next. A little sprinkle of Pretty Pink Posh 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins before adding the window and the card is done! I do love a shaker and the that stencil that comes in the kit is great! I hope that you like my card for today! Thanks for stopping by! Have a simple Sunday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: February My Monthly Hero Kit (Hero Arts)

Ink: Pool and Charcoal (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Slate (My Colors)

Specialty: Acetate and Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Dies: February My Monthly Hero Kit (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: 3MM Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives), 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium Ranger

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Mojo Monday 480

Mojo Monday 480

Well, I enjoyed my Sunday and hope that you did too! The second day of the Anniversary Crop at the Store was fun! We had an Italian and American Hero, Macaroni and Potato Salad for lunch and of course dessert! Someone made a baked Brie with pears and it was delicious! After work I came home and had a little dinner with my Parent’s. The rest of the evening was spent watching TV. I’m still not feeling my old self yet and have little motivation to do much. Hopefully that will change as the week wears on! 😀

It’s Monday and I get to share my Design Team card with you for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge…

I was lucky enough to get my January My Monthly Hero Kit in the mail on Saturday so I took it to the store to play with yesterday! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the front covered in a piece of Chinese Red. Across the card is a strip of Crisp Green. I used the Hero Arts Nesting Postage Stamp Infinity Dies to cut out a piece of Carta Bella Beach Day Surf Shop 12×12 and a another piece of Crisp Green. I ran the patterned paper through my Big Shot twice to get it to be a square and adhered it to the card with E-Z Runner and Fun Foam. My images and greeting are from the January My Monthly Hero Kit. I stamped the bouquet and additional flowers in Hero Arts Bubble Gum and Memento Tuxedo Black which I also used for the wrap. The wrap is colored in with Copics and then adhered with the bouquet and additional flowers to the card with 3D Foam Squares. I heat embossed the Love onto a piece of Chinese Red in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, flagged the right side and tucked it under the flowers. Just a few Pretty Pink Posh Raspberry, Watermelon and Sparkling Clear Sequins and the card is finished. I love the flowers in the shape of a heart and the fun postage stamp dies! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and see what the rest of the Team has come up with to inspire you! Let’s see your take on the sketch, share your card in the gallery with us! Thank you very much for starting another week off here with me! Have an awesome Monday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: January My Monthly Hero Kit (Hero Arts)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Bubble Gun (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Chinese Red and Crisp Green (My Colors)

Patterned Paper: Beach Day Surf Shop 12×12 (Carta Bella)

Dies: January My Monthly Hero Kit and Nesting Postage Stamp Infinity Dies (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Raspberry, Watermelon and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Fun Foam

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Bon Voyage 2016

Bon Voyage 2016

Angie and I had a very pleasant day at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store and it was pretty busy too! Heather stopped by around 2:00 and I ran across the street with her to NY & Company so she could pick up a few things. After work I came home and watched a little TV, had tacos for dinner, made my card for today and watched some more TV. I don’t have any special plans for this evening so I may just watch a few movies before the ball drops. Sometimes a nice quiet evening at home is a good thing, even on New Year’s Eve! 😀

I had this image in my head of a map with planes on it so I pulled out my June My Monthly Hero Kit and made a quick card to bid farewell to 2016! The base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with a piece of Kraft covering the front. My papers are from the DCWV Maps, Text & Ledgers 8×8 Paper Pad. I adhered them on angles with E-Z Runner and curled up some of the corners. The planes and suitcase are cut from Real Red, Galvanized Metallic, Bermuda Bay and Kraft. They are adhered to the card with 3M Foam Tape and E-Z Runner. My greeting is also from the June Kit and is heat embossed in Hero Arts Copper Embossing Powder onto a piece of 48lb Vellum and adhered to the card with Kool-Tak Clear Foam Tape. The June My Monthly Hero Kit is still one of my favorites and I do love a little map paper, especially when it depicts a place that I really want to go! I hope that you like my card for today! Thank you for checking in one last time in 2016! I wish all of you a very happy, healthy and crafty New Year! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: June My Monthly Hero Kit (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Copper (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Kraft, Real Red and Bermuda Bay (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: 48lb Vellum and Galvanized Curious Metallic (The Paper Cut)

Patterned Paper: Maps, Text & Ledgers 8×8 Paper Pad (DCWV)

Dies: June My Monthly Hero Kit (Hero Arts)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand (Scrapbook Adhesives), 3M Foam Tape and Clear Foam Tape (Kool-Tak)

Tools: Platinum Machine (Spellbinders) and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!

Don’t forget that all Holiday Stamps are 25% off!


Merry Holly Wreath

Merry Holly Wreath

It was another lovely Friday! Sunny but crisp! The Stamp, Ink, Paper Store was productive! I got some more of my projects completed and we had some visitors too! The Novak sisters stopped in and Taylor came by to hang out and we had some Wendy’s for lunch. Angie got to the store around 4:00 to get ready for her Art Journaling Class. I noticed that my tire in the front on my car was going flat yet again so I went next door to Firestone and they put air in it for me. A little dinner with my Parents and Taylor and then I came home and worked on a little more Store stuff and watched some TV. Today is day one of the two day crop, I’ll get to see my ladies! Yay! 😀

Part of my productivity was getting a short blog post done for the Store blog! It features an amazing card by an extremely talented customer and friend! If you would like to take a look at it you can click HERE!

I had no particular post to make a card for so I just played while I was at the Store and this is what I came up with! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the front covered in a piece of Kraft. I used one of the dies from the September My Monthly Hero Kit (one of my favorites so far this year!) and cut out wreaths from pieces of Lemon Lime, Crisp Green and Herb Garden Card Stock. I adhered them to the card with Multi-Matte Medium. My holly, little berries and bow are from the Christmas Trimmings Stamp & Cut Set. I stamped the holly leaves in Green Hills and Forever Green and the berries and bow in Red Royal. They are all cut out with the Coordinating Dies, the little white berries are cut out first and then stamped in Soft Vanilla. I adhered them to the wreath with more Multi-Matte Medium and the holly with 3D Foam Squares. My greeting is also from the Christmas Trimmings Set and is cut from a piece of Chinese Red and adhered to the card with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. No sequins today, I wanted to keep the card simple and just focus on that gorgeous wreath! I hope that you enjoyed my card for today! Thank you for coming by and have a super Saturday! 🙂

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Products used:

Stamp Set: Christmas Trimmings Stamp & Cut Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink:Soft Vanilla, Chinese Red, Green Hills, Forever Green and Red Royal (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 11olb and 80lb (Neenah), Kraft, Lemon Lime, Crisp Green and Herb Garden (My Colors)

Dies: Christmas Trimmings Stamp & Cut and My Monthly Hero for September (Hero Arts)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives), Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Artisan X-plorer (Spellbinders)

Winter Forest Snow Globe

Winter Forest Snow Globe

Oh how I love a day in Manhattan! I took the 8:11 train in, it was 8 minutes late as is usually the case with a morning train on the weekend. Once in the city I made my way up to 86th Street on the 1 train and headed to Starbucks to get a Venti Chili Mocha (my new favorite drink!). From there I went and saw my friends Jon and Mary for a while and then Joe and Penny. Around 2:00 I called Anna to see if she was at The Ink Pad, she was so I went down to spend some time with her. We had a nice chat discussing store stuff and made plans to get together for dinner soon! I made it back to Penn Station in time to get the 6:12 back out to the Island and had dinner with my Parent’s. Between the train and spending a few hours reading once I got home I’m almost finished with Inferno! I’m enjoying the book immensely and I’m sure that the movie will be great too! Today I’m alone at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store, Renee is going to see Jersey Boys with her Mum and Sister. Hopefully it will be a project filled day! 😀

I finally got to play with the My Monthly Hero Kit from this month and made a fun snow globe shaker! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. For the front of the shaker I used the snow globe die to cut out the negative from a piece of Solar White 80lb and two pieces of Fun Foam. I laid the panel on the card and traced a circle with my pencil so I would know where to stamp the trees and add the snow banks. Speaking of the trees, they are stamped in Green Fields and the snow banks are cut from more Solar White 80lb. An additional tree is stamped and die cut and then all of the pieces are added to the card front including the deer which I stamped in Cup O Joe and also die cut. A few snow flakes are stamped on the card front from the Wintertime Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set in the Silver Ink included in the Kit. I adhered a piece of Acetate to the back of the front panel and then adhered the two layers of Fun Foam to the card front adding a generous amount of the shaker beads and sequins included in the kit to my well. The bottom of the snow globe is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder along with the greeting from the Kit Stamp Set and it’s adhered to the card to finish off my scene! A fun card where the shaker is the star of the show! I hope that you like my card for today! You visits are always appreciated and I wish you all a simple Sunday! 🙂

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Products used:

Stamp Sets: October My Monthly Hero Kit and Wintertime Fun Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Green Fields, Cup O Joe and Silver (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Dark Molasses (My Colors)

Specialty: Acetate

Dies: October My Monthly Hero Kit (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Bead Mix from the October My Monthly Hero Kit (Hero Arts)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand and E-Z Runner Micro (Scrapbook Adhesives)

Tools: Artisan X-plorer (Spellbinders), Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Fun Foam

OSAT August Blog Hop – Summer

OSAT August Blog Hop – Summer

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I had a nice relaxing morning yesterday. I got up and had my coffee and puttered around on the internet before I took my shower. I even got to sit outside for a bit before it started to rain. After that I FaceTimed with Andrea for a little, stopped by my parents and then headed over to get my man bun chopped off. I can say that I did it and I’m glad to have my short hair back! Around 1:20 I started to make my way to La Guardia. It rained on the way there which in 94 degrees with no AC in the car wasn’t fun at all! Ken’s flight was a little late but I got him and nearly cooked him in the car on the way back to the store. It took us a little over two hours to get there. His class was awesome and all of the students made some really great projects! I also got to speak to one of my blog peeps on the phone for a little bit! So nice to actually get to speak in person! When the class was over I took Ken to get some food and then dropped him off at his hotel. I’m going to get him early so we can stop and have breakfast on the way to the store. He has another class today and then I’ll drop him off at the Ferry over to Connecticut later on tonight. It’s fun to get spend time with him, he’s a really nice guy!

For my projects today I’m participating in a blog hop with a bunch of my friends from one of the Facebook groups that I belong to. It’s called One Stamp at a Time Cards and More. If you have arrived here from my friend Martie’s blog, welcome! This month we have a a Summer theme! As soon as I saw the August My Monthly Hero Kit I knew that I would have to use it for this hop! I have two cards that I made with it and the add ons share with you!

My first card has a base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used my Mini Ink Blending Tool to apply some Hero Arts Cornflower and Soft Pink Ink to a piece of Solar White 80lb, dried it with my Heat Tool and the heat embossed the greeting in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder. I then adhered that to the card base. Next up I used the Die from the August My Monthly Hero Kit to cut out a piece of Early Espresso and the Add-On Die to cut out a piece of Super Gold Curious Metallic. The Early Espresso piece is adhered to the background with Dot Runner and the Gold piece is adhered with 3D Foam Squares. The fairy is from the Kit too and is stamped in Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored in with Copics. I used the Coordinating Die to cut her out and adhered her with more 3D Foam Squares to the card. To tone down the Gold a little I used the Outer Frame from the Kit on a piece of Solar White 80lb and adhered that with more Dot Runner on top of the gold. For a little more magic I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Ballerina Pink, Gold and Pansy Purple Sequins and brushed the fairy with some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen. I love that kit! So fun and whimsical and the dies are just awesome!

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For the second card I also used a base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. To create my background I heat embossed the clouds, stars and greeting from the Add-On Stamp Set Dreams Are Made in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor Card and then used my Mini Ink Blending Tool to apply some Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. I blended them together and then used a dry paper towel to buff the excess ink off of the heat embossed parts. The fairy is again from the Main Kit and is stamped in Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored in with my Gansai Tambi Watercolors. She is cut out with the Coordinating Die. I also heat embossed the wand in Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder and cut that out with my Scissors. The background is adhered to the card base with E-Z Runner and the fairy and wand with 3D Foam Squares. For a little added sparkle I stamped the stardust in Encore Silver Metallic Ink. Love the emboss-resist background and the watercolored fairy, she looks so happy floating up there in the night sky!

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I hope that you enjoyed my cards for the OSAT Summer Blog Hop! You can click on the button below to continue on with the tour and you will go on to see what my fabulous friend Dena has come up with!! Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today. Have a thoroughly awesome Thursday! 🙂

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Products used:

Card 1:

Stamp Set: August My Monthly Hero Kit Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Intense Black, Cornflower and Soft Pink (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)

Markers: Copics

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Early Espresso (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: Super Gold Curious Metallic (The Paper Cut)

Dies: August My Monthly Hero Kit and Floral Border with Frame (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Ballerina Pink, Gold and Pansy Purple Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen (Zig)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), Dot Runner (Tombo), 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Platinum Machine (Spellbinders), Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Mini Ink Blending Tool (Ranger-Tim Holtz)

Card 2:

Stamp Set: Dreams Are Made and August My Monthly Hero Kit Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire and Picked Raspberry Distress (Ranger-Tim Holtz)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark and Encore Silver Metallic

Embossing Powder: White and Silver (Hero Arts)

Watercolors: Gansai Tambi (Kuretake)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Specialty: Watercolor Card (Ranger-Tim Holtz)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby) and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)

Tools: Platinum Machine (Spellbinders) and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

Hero Arts – My Monthly Hero July Blog Hop!

Hero Arts – My Monthly Hero July Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the July My Monthly Hero Blog Hop to celebrate the release of this month’s amazing kit! I have been having so much fun sharing sneak peeks with you over the past five days and now it’s time for you to get your hands on it! If you want to see the other sneak peeks you can click HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE!

Something else that you should know about this month’s kit, Hero Arts is going to donate 10% of profits for our July 2016 MMH Kit to ocean preservation through the World Wildlife Foundation!

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How cool is that? More on what you get in the kit below but first I have one more card to share with you!

All the time that I have been paying with this kit I have been seeing a Jellyfish in a jar! Well, today that is going to happen! To create my fun Birthday card I started by using a Mini Ink Blending Tool and some Soft Pool Ink to add color to a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb Card Stock. For the jar I dug into my stash and pulled out the Hero Arts Winter Scene Photopolymer Stamp Set and stamped the jar in Soft Pool Ink. I then used the Coordinating Jar Frame Cuts to cut the jar out of the panel. I also tore a piece of Desert Storm 80lb and cut the jar out of a part of that too. The “sand” is then adhered to the bottom of the ink blended panel. To stamp the greeting I used Dolphin Ombre Ink and stamped it in the upper left corner. On the jar cut-out I stamped the Color Layering Jellyfish in Dolphin Ombre Ink and then heat embossed him in Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder. In the lower left I stamped a few of the small Coral also in Dolphin Ombre Ink. Before continuing I used the ink blended panel to line up and adhere the jar cut out to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. Next I added some acetate to the back of the ink blended panel and then die cut the Jar Frame Cut from a piece of Fun Foam. That is adhered to the back of the ink blended panel. Some of the flat sequins from the Little Things by Lucy Mermaid Exclusive Mix are added to the jar and the front panel is adhered to the card base. I stamped three of the starfish in the Dolphin Ombre Ink and cut them out with my Scissors. They are adhered to the card with Glue Dots. The card needed just a little something more so I added a few more of the Sequins and a few Sparkling Clear ones for little more sparkle! What a fun different birthday card to send to someone, don’t you think?!

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Now it’s time for you to get your hands on this kit! You can click on any of the images below to be taken to the Hero Arts Online Store to get your own! Here is what you get in the July Kit:

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Main Kit Contents

A large 6×8 stamp set
Matching Frame Cuts dies
Ombré Dolphin ink pad **
Lucy’s Sequins Mermaid mix, made exclusively for Hero Arts
2 half sheets of Aqua Lagoon metallic cardstock
2 half sheets of Silver Swirl text weight paper
** The Ombré Dolphin ink pad is brand new and inspired by the Pantone Color(s) of the Year, a pink to blue spectrum. It is exclusive to the kit through 2016.
There are a few adds-ons to the kit and they are:
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Color Layering Octopus Stamp Set
DI304
Color Layering Octopus Frame Cuts
DI305
Paper Layering Octopus
AF365 Ombre Mermaid
Mermaid Ombre Ink Pad
Be sure to hop along with us! You can click HERE to be taken to the amazing Jennifer McGuire’s Blog! I know that I will be spending some time checking out what cool things she has done with this month’s kit! In case you get lost there is also a complete list of all hop participants here:

The Hero Arts Blog
Yana Smakula
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
May Park
Laura Bassen
Lydia Fiedler
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Justin Krieger
Jennifer McGuire
Jenn Shurkus
Veronica Zalis
Libby Hickson
Joan Bardee

GIVEAWAY!

Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop so be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win!

I have linked to the additional items that I used on today’s card in case you are interested in seeing them!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that you enjoy this month’s kit as much as I am! 🙂

SIP Challenge 55 – A Sketch and Final MMH Sneak Peek!

SIP Challenge 55 – A Sketch and Final MMH Sneak Peek!

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I trust that you all had a safe and happy 4th of July! I spent most of my day catching up on projects and straightening up the house some more! It feels so good to get back some control over the chaos! I still have a long way to go but I’m getting there! Around 3:30 I headed over to Brian and Kim’s for a small little BBQ with a group of friends. Taylor and Kiera stopped by too! Brian made some really good eats and I had some Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Beer! One of my favorites! I came home at 8:30 to stay with Winston, he hates fireworks and shakes like you wouldn’t believe! And let me tell you, it sounds like a war zone around here from 8:30 until well past midnight usually but the rain started at 11:00 so it ended a little early!! You would never know that fireworks are illegal here! Today is a very busy day here on the blog! I have my SIP post this morning and then a fun Blog Hop at 1:00PM EST to celebrate the release of the July My Monthly Hero Kit! Be sure and come back for that! You are sure to see some of my favorites hopping along!

To get things started today I have my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! It’s also my last Sneak Peek of the MMH Kit before the launch later on today! Here is this week’s sketch from Sandy…

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I think that I can safely say that the Octopus from the Add-On Set is my favorite, well him and the Jellyfish! I had to use him one more time! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I covered the front in a piece of the Silver Swirl Text Weight Paper from the Kit. Down the right side is a piece of the Aqua Lagoon Metallic Card Stock, also from the Kit. I do love to stamp some of my own patterned paper and the Coral from the Main Set is perfect for that! I stamped two of them in Hero Arts Tide Pool and Charcoal Ink adding some bubbles stamped in Soft Pool. After trimming down the piece I adhered it to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. That fun super detailed Octopus is stamped in Soft Pool for the first layer and Tide Pool for the second. I matted him with some Dark Gray card stock and adhered that panel to the card with more E-Z Runner. My greeting is from the Add-On Set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder on more Dark Gray and adhered to the card with Foam Tape. He needed a little shine so I adhered a few of the Star Sequins from the Little Things by Lucy Mermaid Exclusive Mix with some Multi-Matte Medium. Love the softness of the colors and the Silver Swirl Paper is so cool! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Sketch Challenge and my final Sneak Peek for the July My Monthly Hero Kit! Stop by the Stamp, Ink, Paper BLOG to see the rest of the Team’s cards and enter yours in the gallery! Thank you for coming by today and I hope to see you back here at 1:00PM EST for the MMH Blog Hop!! Until then, have a super Tuesday! 🙂

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Products used:

My monthly Hero Kit for July and Add-On Sneak Peek

Ink: Tide Pool, Soft Pool and Charcoal (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Basic Gray (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Paper: Silver Swirl Text Weight and Aqua Lagoon Metallic Card Stock (July My Monthly Hero Kit)

Embellishments: Mermaid Sequin Mix – MMH Exclusive (Little Things by Lucy)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Fun Foam