Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen

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Hero Arts You're So Lovely Circular Card

Hi friends - I'm up over at a2z Scrapbooking with a card using LAYERS...and not in your typical fashion. Hope you'll check it out!! AND...don't forget, use code: MicheleG15 at the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store to receive 15% off your order of $25+. :D GREAT prices!!

Stamps: Hero Arts You're So Lovely, Hero Arts Friends sentiments
Ink: MFT Wild Cherry and Grape Jelly, Hero Arts Intense Black
Paper: Hero Arts Snow White
Other: MFT Pierced Circle dies, rose gold foil, two way glue penfoam tape


Layer It!

It's a new month *GASP* - has anyone counted how many days till Christmas...let's just not, ok? :D

This month at a2z Scrapbooking, we are focusing on LAYER IT. Normally, I would dig out tons of designer paper and go to town, I adore layers; but this time I went mixed media using gesso, whipped spackle, transparent glossy texture paste, 3 different stencils, distress crayons and distress inks! Oh such fun and oh so messy!

Don't forget, if some of these items aren't available in the a2z Scrapbooking store; they welcome special orders, so just let them know what you'd like! And, don't forget by using 'MicheleG15', you will receive 15% off any order $25+! What a deal; their prices are truly great!

I started with Ranger water color paper and applied a layer of gesso; I used the cornish petals stencil in the lower left hand corner with distress inks; then I used the arrow stencil and whipped spackle letting it dry completely. Once dry, I added color using distress crayons and rubbed in with my fingers. Then I sponged on more distress ink through the cornish petals stencil and finally I topped the entire panel with the bold floral stencil and applied glossy texture paste. You can probably see the glossy texture paste best in the upper right hand corner.

Finished it off with some white splatters, sparkly enamel dots, striped black and white paper, gold glitter paper, vellum and a layered pink and black die cut dipped in gold embossing powder and coated with glossy accents.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you'll join our Layer It challenge this month; we LOVE seeing your creations!


Stamps: HA Hello stamp and cut, HA Prayers stamp and cut (inside sentiment)
Papers: Ranger water color paper, Hero Arts blush (base card)
InkMustard Seed and Abandoned Coral distress inks, VersaMark
Accessories: HA bold floral stencil, HA arrow pattern stencil, transparent gloss texture paste, Stencil Girl cornish petals stencil, HA unicorn spray, distress crayons, Doodlebug enamel dots, gesso



Ellen Hutson Oh Ship!

Hi friends - I'm up over at A Blog Named Hero; won't you stop by?




Party Time - CIC377

Hey friends - long time, no talk...and then BAM, I hit you with a load of projects. :D

This week, I'm honored to be the SURPRISE SWEETIE over at Cupcake Inspirations, they have such wonderful cupcake inspiration photos each week. The best part? They are calorie free! #winning

This week's sponsor is Gerda Steiner Designs; please be sure to pop over and check out their fabulous and fun products! AND don't forget to join in the challenge for your chance to win!

I just love the fun colors from the image so I made my own little colorful cupcake and incorporated the colors throughout the card. AND I was clearly in a doodling mood as I added lots. 

I stamped this sweet cupcake from a retired MFT set, It's a Cupcake Kind of Day, masking off the cherry; I then stamped the image 3 more times on to various designer paper and paper pieced it all together. I embossed the green circle with a birthday embossing folder and added some white gel pen doodling. I cut the candle and flame using MFT's Birthday Candles die. I added a bit more doodling for sprinkles on the cupcake and finished off the frosting and flame with glossy accents; the rest is self explanatory with MORE doodling around the outside of the card base. Sprinkled on some enamel accents and we're good to go with a quick birthday card.

Thanks for stopping by; we can't wait to see YOUR creations at Cupcake Inspirations!


Stamps: MFT It's a Cupcake Kind of Day
Papers: Neenah 80 lb. and 110 lb. white, DP by Doodlebug
InkHero Arts Intense Black
Accessories: copics, glossy accents, MFT Birthday Candles die, white gel pen, sharpie, birthday embossing folder


Hero Arts Thanks + Sparkly Stencil

Hi friends - I'm up over at a2z Scrapooking; won't you stop by to see my full creation?


Stamps: HA Thanks Stamp and Cut, HA Hello Stamp and Cut
Papers: Misc black stripes DP, Ranger water color, Meenah 110 lb. white, vellum, We R Memory aetate striped paper
InkVersaMark, Spun Sugar and Abandoned Coral distress inks
Accessories: HA sparkle embossing powder, Doodlebug enamel dots, silver thread. HA black embossing powder, HA Bold Flower stencil, Shimmer Mist


Ellen Hutson Sock Monkey + Hero Arts

Hi friends, I'm up over at A Blog Named Hero with a super fun sock monkey card; stop by and say hello and be sure to join the TEXTURE challenge!