Hi friends - we are definitely celebrating today! I am so excited to join the team over at a2z Scrapbooking! Seriously, have you visited their store - so many Hero Arts products, insanely good prices AND fast shipping! Not to mention, you can get 15% off ANY order greater than $25 by using the code MicheleG15! You should celebrate too and purchase some goodies! ;)

A couple other great things about a2z Scrapbooking is they can order from tons of manufacturers, so don't see what you are looking for? Shoot them an email and see if they can get it for you. And a portion of their proceeds help send children with Celiac Disease to a summer camp...every. single. summer - who doesn't feel good about helping kiddos!!

And last but far from least? They have exclusive rights to all Hero Arts digital products - yes, oh yes! I couldn't wait to try out one of their digital kits, so I started with Birthday Bash, so many cute images - some you can color, use as is, or incorporate both! I used the balloons and the word celebrate and printed as one image; then I reprinted just the balloons on designer paper, cut and pasted over the original image. I then cut a circle out of those balloons and adhered it back in place with some fun foam. If you peek from the side, you can see the designer paper underneath - so cool. I also used tape to remove some of the verbiage on the balloons for a bit of a distressed look; love how it looks IRL.

I finished the card off with some bright Doodlebug paper cut with the Mama Elephant Femme Frames, glossy accents and Doodlebug Sprinkles; on the inside I used PPP's Stitched Border dies on the same designer paper.

Thanks for stopping by; I really hope you'll stop by a2z Scrapbooking and check out their amazing deals and don't forget to use your coupon code: MicheleG15!

See you again soon!


Digital Stamps: Hero Arts Birthday Bash, Verve Visual Doodle Occasions (inside)
Papers: Hero Arts White, Doodlebug DP
InkHero Arts Ombre Pink to Red (inside), Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink (inside)
Accessories: glossy accents, Mama Elephant Femme Frames, PPP Stitched Border Dies, MFT Pierced Circle Dies, fun foam, Doodlebug sprinkles, washi tape




Hi friends - welcome back for another fun sketch at Splitcoaststampers; the sketch goes live tomorrow morning OR you can see a sneak peek below! I wanted to do a very simple card but my letters were very big. :D My card is still simple but it's a big one; too big for any envelopes I have on hand so it'll have to go inside a package or gift bag which is JUST FINE!! It's the thought that counts, right?

The HELLO letters are from the February 2016 SSS stamp kit. I sponged on some Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon for the background and used my t-ruler to add the letters; the 'miss your smile' comes from WPlus9's That is All set stamped in Hero Arts intense black. I added washi tape for the accent pieces shown in the sketch; I finished it off by sponging the base layer with a chevron stencil on just the outside border for interest, 'flinging' on some Hero Arts Unicorn White spray and shimmer mist .

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a GREAT week! Take care!


Stamps: WPlus9 That Is All
Papers: Strathmore Water Color, PTI True Black, MFT White
InkHero Arts Intense Black, Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass distress ink
Accessories: shimmer mist, letters from SSS February 2016 stamp kit, washi tape, Hero Arts Unicorn White Spray, chevron stencil



Daisy watercoloring

Hi peeps - I'm over at A Blog Named Hero with a fun little (4.25" square card) daisy card...and a second card that uses our challenge of VELLUM. Stop by!





Dad's Day Sketch

Hi friends! Welcome back to another fabulous sketch over at Splitcoaststampers - it goes live tomorrow morning OR you can grab a sneak peek down below; I used it to create hubby's father's day card from all of us.

I started the entire card with the water color oval and laid down a Heidi Swapp stencil which says 'love'; I then misted Mermaid Lagoon Distress Spray Stain over the stencil, once completely dry I stamped the sentiment from Verve Visual's Father Figure in MFT's Steel Grey ink. The rest was just scraps and designer paper from both MFT and MME, finished it off with some distressing, pumice stone ink, dry embossing and a wooden heart which I colored with a grey copic.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you'll join the fun sketch fun at Splitcoaststampers this week. Have a great week!


Stamps: Verve Visual Dad's Day and Father Figure
Papers: PTI Rustic White and Blueberry Sky, Strathmore Water Color, DP by MFT and MME
InkMFT Steel Grey, Pumice Stone distress ink
Accessories: Copics, Heidi Swapp distressor and 'love' stencil, Mermaid Lagoon Distress Spray Stain, wooden heart, Cuttlebug embossing folder, MFT pierced circle and oval die



Sunglasses needed - no really! Bright and bold Marching Chick

Greetings friends - how are you? I found some extra time to create this week; I just finished Sandy Allnock's #copicjumpstart class - she's so insanely talented. I tried to branch out and make my shadows/contrasts a bit more dramatic than normal. And then I messed up which direction my 'light' was coming from so I decided it was right in the middle - I shaded both directions! HA!

I didn't get a perfectly stamped image so I traced it - but truly need a finer tip marker. That's okay; I still love this image from Stampingbella! I used MOJO452 sketch for my layout (flipped) and used ALL. THE. BRIGHT. PAPERS. :D A wee bit blinding, yes?

I didn't want a plain white card base so I used a Mama Elephant scalloped die then embossed with large polka dots. The cute little sentiment, washi tape and enamel dots finish it off. As you can see, I made certain to add more fun, bright colors to the inside. Seriously, wouldn't this cheer ANYONE up?

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great day!


Stamps: Stampingbella Marching Chick
Papers: Doodlebug DP, Neenah 110 lb. and 80 lb.
InkSSS Intense Black
Accessories: Copics, white gel pen, washi tape, sharpie, enamel dots, MFT Blueprints, MFT Stitched Circle Die,  Lil Inkers Dual Rectangle Dies, Mama Elephant Femme Frames, cuttlebug large polka dot embossing folder



Hero Arts + Lil Inker Designs Collab

Hi friends - I'm up over at A Blog Named Hero with a fun collaboration project, hope you'll check it out!



  HLS - anything goes with dies