Hero Arts Poinsettia + Happy Holly Days

Yes...I created a tag again BUT I also created some shrinky dinks - HA!! Check it all out over at a2z Scrapbooking!


Stamps: HA Wood Poinsettia, HA Happy Holly Days
Paper: Artist Grade Translucent Shrink Plastic, Hero Arts Snow White layering (tag), Bristol
Ink: Hero Arts Intense BlackVersaMarkBroken China


Hero Arts Poinsettia + ctd423

Hi friends! Hope you had a great weekend, it has been super cold here, think -16 degrees and such; yesterday we had wind gusts up to 30 mph with snow. Brrr!! And yes, we were out in these chilly temps multiple times - we're crazy. ;)

But today I found some time to create a little treat sack for my secret santa gift, the recipient LOVES pink...and it's even better when it's filled with treats, don't you agree?

I folded the bottom portion of the sack up and adhered with sticky tape along 3 sides, this created two small pockets - I LOVE making these! I used inspiration from ctd423 for my colors. The poinsettia was embossed with sparkle embossing powder on vellum and colored with Copics, the center of each layer is red feathering out to pink; the center is yellow, I added some yellow liquid pearls for a bit more dimension. The leaves were cut with MFT layered leaves dies from both vellum and Echo Park polka dot paper. I sponged the edges of the sack with Picked Raspberry.

Thanks for popping in; hope you have a great week!


Stamps: Hero Arts Poinsettia
Papers: vellum, Echo Park
InkVersaMark, Picked Raspberry distress ink, Hero Arts Black
Accessories: Hero Arts sparkle embossing powder, Copics, MFT Layered Leaves dies, Hero Arts Poinsettia dies, liquid pearls



Hero Arts Happy Holly Days Tags

Hi friends - I'm up over at a2z Scrapbooking blog with an overload of pictures - 4 tags I created using this Hero Arts stamp set I absolutely adore. Hope you'll stop by...there's a money savings coupon available too. :D


Stamps: Hero Arts Happy Holly Days
Paper: Hero Arts black and white, Ranger water color

  Just Add Ink #349 - Tags
  Craft for the Craic - Anything but a Christmas Card
  Petal Lu Challenge - Anything Goes


Chic of the Week

Hi friends - remember this sparkly purple and silver card?

Absolutely thrilled to be the Chic of the Week for this creations; thank you JUGS!!

See you again soon!



Purple & Silver - JUGS

Hi friends! Guess what? I found time this long weekend to stamp... JUST FOR FUN, goodness, that sure felt good!

I was thinking of Christmas ideas for my co-workers so I had asked several what their fave colors were AND what their colors were for their Christmas tree. One said their fave color was purple or blue - when I checked the new JUGS challenge, I knew immediately what I wanted to create. Just look at all that insane gorgeousness (photo below), seriously...jaw-dropping gorgeous IMHO!

I had already cut these silver circles using MFT's stitched circle dies so I set about making this card, nope - wasn't what I originally had in my head at all, but I still love how it turned out. I did some serious water coloring - you know, where you smoosh the colors on your craft mat and dip the images in. :D Only after embossing the images with Hero Arts sparkle embossing powder.

Can you see all that sparkle? Even better than a clear wink of stella pen (IMHO)!

I used a piece of Ranger water color paper for the background and added some whipped spackle through a Memory Box stencil; once dry I smooshed on more distress ink, mounted the water color paper and black/white graphic paper to a bit smaller base card so I could allow the silver circle to hang off the edge but still fit in an A2 envelope. I used Press 'n Seal to pick up the flowers once arranged, unfortunately when I was putting them back down (after applying glue), the Press 'n Seal touched the silver circle and left a little design element. HA, that's okay, it's homemade and that certainly proves it, yes?

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


Stamps: WPlus9 Doodle Buds
Papers: Ranger water color paper, black/white misc. designer paper, Neenah 110 lb. white
InkMilled Lavendar, Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves (ink pads/markers)
Accessories: SSS Friends painted die, shimmer mist, glossy accents, MFT stitched circle dies, WPlus9 Doodle Bud dies, Hero Arts sparkle embossing powder, Memory Box stencil, whipped spackle, distress markers, white gel pen



Hello - I Appreciate You

Hi friends!

I'm up over at A Blog Named Hero with a 'thankful' card; hope you'll check it out!



Hero Arts Color Layering For You Flowers for Tags

Morning friends! For my US friends, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thanks for popping in; I'm up over at a2z Scrapbooking with some super fun tags using lots of different products, hope you'll stop by!

Don't forget, you can save 15% off your order of $25+ at a2z's Etsy store by using code: MicheleG15; and if you don't see something in the store - just ask, they do custom orders!!


Stamps: HA Color Layering For You Flowers, Papertreyink Snowflake Serenade
Papers: Canson waercolor, misc. designer paper, vellum, HA Red (back of tags)
Ink: Versamark, Old Paper Distress
Accessories: Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, HA White embossing powder, Zig Clean Color Brushes, MFT Tag Blueprints, Twine, ribbon, Shimmer Mist