Janette Kausen

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Janette Kausen

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Spellbinders April 2018 Blog Hop (+Giveaways)

Spellbinders April 2018 Blog Hop (+Giveaways)

Good morning! I am excited to be participating in the Spellbinders April 2018 Blog Hop! Spellbinders dies are amazing. Many emboss as well as superbly die cut. The level of detail from a Spellbinders die alone is pretty dang impressive. I’m pretty confident the first dies I ever owned were by Spellbinders. Pretty classic and identifiable with that copper look!

Today, I am sharing a project from Wine Country by Stacey Caron. Other stops on the hop will be showcasing Blooming Garden by Marisa Job, Little Loves by Sharyn Sowell and Folk Art by Lene Lok. So. Much. Goodness!

Wine is so trendy these days, I think it is smart to have a glass or two, err…. I mean, a card or two in the stash. Yep, that’s it, a card or two!

I created this card by die cutting the wine glass from Wine Charms in Smooth Bristol paper and coloring with Arteza watercolor brush markers. After drying, I coated the wine colored area with a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Gloss Pen for sparkle. An accent line was drawn with my White Signo pen to emulate a glass reflection.

I then cut the beautiful Decorative Accent white panel, also from Smooth Bristol, and adhered in place over the black and white Petite Patterns paper. After popping with the wine glass with dimensional adhesive, I stamped the sentiment from Barrel of Sentiments. I was able to apply the sentiment after the raised glass given the stamp is a thicker, cling style stamp. When stamping this way, especially if using a Misti style stamp positioner, be sure that there is no ink on the lid that could transfer to your project.

I’ve also added a few sequins for a touch of something extra.

Blog Hop

Giveaway: To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, April 22nd 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Spellbinders is also giving away a $25 gift certificate to a commenter from this blog, yay! Please leave a comment on this blog post by Sunday, April 22nd 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on this updated blog post the following day, Monday the 23rd. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes. ***UPDATE – Winner is Celeste G!*** Congratulations!

Continue on for more new release goodness from Spellbinders and so many talented designers!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefore may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

Shapeabilities Wine Charms Etched...
[ SPL | SBC | SSS ]
Barrel of Sentiments Stamp and Die...
[ SPL | SBC | SSS ]
Shapeabilities Labels 59 Decorative...
[ SPL | SBC | SSS ]
Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing...
[ SPL | SBC | SSS ]
Glass Slippers Sequins - 10, 8, 6, 5,...
[ TON ]
Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen 2 pk
[ ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Uni-ball Signo Broad Um-153 Gel Ink...
[ AMZUS | SBC | SSS ]
Gina K Designs PURE LUXURY Petite...
[ SSS ]
Koh-I-Noor Bristol Smooth Bright...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Arteza Real Brush Pens - 24-Colors -...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Arteza Real Brush Pens - 48-Colors -...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Arteza Real Brush Pens, 96 Paint...
[ AMZUS ]

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Altenew April 2018 Release Blog Hop (+Giveaway)

Altenew April 2018 Release Blog Hop (+Giveaway)

Hiya friends! Today, it is my privilege to be joining Altenew for their April 2018 New Release Blog Hop. If you’ve been following along in order, like this Type A girl, you’ve arrived from the fabulous Flora‘s blog. If you’ve been crazy hoppin’ and would like to start from the top, you can head to the Altenew card blog stop. If you’d like to scoot right along, head on over to spectacular Sveta’s site.

And if I’m lucky enough to hang on to you for a few, I’ve got three great projects to share with you featuring exciting new Altenew products! Be sure to comment before hopping along so that you can enter to win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew shop for a commenter from this blog. Altenew is also giving away gift certificates from their stop, as well as others along the hop. Increase your odds and comment away!

 

I’m all over the hot pink/pool color palette today. I’m totally obsessed! Black and white classically pairs with just about anything and the Gradient Stripes stamp set with the Mega Hello die are no exception.

I’ve created the background on Smooth Bristol paper with an Arteza watercolor marker and clean clear water. As that set aside to dry naturally, I stamped Gradient Stripes onto 110# Neenah Solar White with Jet Black ink. Once thoroughly dry I die cut it with Mega Hello. I also cut two extra layers out of white scrap cardstock. I layered all three sets with the print on top and liquid glued them together to the watercolor background.

I fussy cut a flower and leaves from the 2″ x 3″ set, Mini Hello, stamped in Moss, Rubellite, and Jet Black ink. I’ve popped those up with dimensional adhesive for dimension.

Tip: Run warped paper through a Minc machine or laminator to “iron” it flat!

I was inspired to create this card after taking the Altenew class, With A Twist. The class features various ways to add a twist to your current favorite techniques. My twist on this card is taking the solid leaf portion of the In My Thoughts stamp set and creating a multicolor look.

Troubling cards are hard. When someone stumbles upon a difficult space in life it is sometimes tough to know what to say, much less create in those moments. Instead of struggling when I feel moved to send a card, I have a stash like these that I can personalize on the inside for each event. I hope I never need to send them, but just in case…

This card was created on Smooth Bristol paper. I began by mounting the trunk colored portion in my Misti Precision Stamp Tool. I inked up the inside curve of the trunk in Citrus Burst and stamped. After wiping away any remaining ink from the stamp, I reinked the middle area in Sand Dunes, stamped, wiped and repeated with the outer curve in Mocha.

Next I stamped the trunk outline in Jet Black. The leaves were done with the same technique in Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Razzleberry and Olive. I stamped the sentiment in Jet Black and brushed Sea Breeze around the perimeter to create a glow.

Finishing touches are added with accent borders across the bottom in a black and white stripe, gold glitter (because glitter!) and solid black cardstock. Nuvo Drops in Rhubarb Crumble, Carnation Pink, Apple Green and Ebony carry over the tree colors.

I am rounding out my three projects today with You are Loved, because you know what? You are!

You are Loved pairs the die of same name with the Gradient Lines cover die and a few accents from the Mini Hello stamp set.

The background was created by color washing a bit of pool watercolor paint and Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray across Smooth Bristol paper.

Crisp white cardstock was die cut with the Gradient Lines cover die and adhered over the dry shimmery background. Three sets of die cut You are Loved was liquid glued together in a stack and generously coated with a Hero Arts Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen. Once allowed to dry overnight, I added (and popped up) a few cutie flowers from the Mini Hello set stamped in Rubellite, Razzleberry, Olive and Jet Black.

Blog Hop

Giveaway: To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Saturday, April 21st for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 4/22/2018.

A $30 gift certificate will be given away to a commenter from this blog, as well. Just leave a comment by Saturday, April 21st. Winner will be announced on 4/22/2018. ***UPDATE: Winner Patt H., congratulations!***

Thank you so much for hopping along today. Carry on!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefore may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

Mega Hello Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Gradient Stripes Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
In My Thoughts Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
In My Thoughts Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Gradient Lines Cover Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Mini Hello
[ ALTN | SSS ]
You Are Loved Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
With A Twist
[ ALTN ]
Citrus Burst Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Mocha Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Sand Dunes Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Razzleberry Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Rubellite Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Pinkalicious Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Moss Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Olive Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Sea Breeze Crisp Dye Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Pocketful of Sunshine Mini Cube Set 
[ BRI | ELH ]
Coffee Break Mini Inks
[ BRI | ELH ]
Cherry Blossom Mini Cube Set 
[ BRI | ELH ]
Tropical Forest Mini Ink Cube
[ BRI | ELH ]
Deep Blue Seas Mini Cube Set 
[ BRI | ELH ]
Clarity Stencil Brushes 4pk
[ BRI ]
Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Gina K Designs CONNECT GLUE Adhesive...
[ SSS ]
Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
[ HA | SSS ]
Neenah Exact Index, 110 lb, 8.5 x 11...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Koh-I-Noor Bristol Smooth Bright...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Arteza Real Brush Pens - 48-Colors -...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Arteza Real Brush Pens, 96 Paint...
[ AMZUS ]

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The Ton’s Spring 2018 Release Blog Hop

The Ton’s Spring 2018 Release Blog Hop

Florals are my weakness. I am such a sucker for them. Every. Single. Time. The Ton Stamps has a release my credit card sizzles, regardless of my spending status at the given moment. I need all the florals in my life. Badly. The Spring 2018 Release is no exception. There is even a Pop-Up Peony die! OMGosh, I have to have it!

Let the spending commence! All new release items are available now!

The Ton has 14 new stamps, coordinating dies and 5 standalone dies for their new Spring 2018 Release which includes up to two free gifts with purchases (GWP). For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to The Ton’s blog. New release products can be purchased now and all new release orders will begin to ship on Monday, April 9.

New Release Stamps

To view the complete list of products, including companion dies, head to The Ton Stamps!

Beautiful Bettas
[ TON ]
Large Florals Heritage Rose
[ TON ]
Coming Up Dahlias
[ TON ]
Large Dahlia 1
[ TON ]
Large Dahlia 2
[ TON ]
Large Dahlia 3
[ TON ]
Dahlia Bouquet
[ TON ]
Dahlia Garden Cling Background
[ TON ]
Wild Dahlias
[ TON ]
Peony Duo
[ TON ]
Toned Squares
[ TON ]
Blooming Peony Garden Cling Background
[ TON ]
Nesting Peonies
[ TON ]
Peony Laurel
[ TON ]

I created just one card today, but because I need all the flowers, I chose one image with several. I have a tendency to lean toward the same, predictable, bright color palettes. With this design I went with a more peachy/apricot…. turned out almost fall feel. It is important to me to stretch myself beyond the colors I reach for so often in an effort to grow my abilities. Brights would have been beautiful too, but I am sure enjoying the softness of this color scheme.

I’ve ramped up the contrast in this image to emphasize how I blend. Each petal’s color is built with a light hand, layers and with 3-4 shades of color.

Full supply list linked below.

I began by stamping Dahlia Bouquet in The Ton’s Caviar Hybrid ink with my Misti on Canson Mi-Teintes white paper. I left the stamp mounted in the Misti. I went on to color with Prismacolor Pencils using the darkest shades in the shadowed areas and blending out to lighter and whiter shades. Once finished, I restamped the image in the Misti to crisp up the black lines adding definition. I then Copic colored around the image with BG0000, a very light ink. Mi-Teintes is not the best for blending with Copics so I dribbled drops of Colorless Blender in the open spaces to add texture and blend further. I matted the image on Faded Brick cardstock and Rose Gold heat embossed a sentiment.  Lastly, I tossed on a few Glass Slipper sequins for the requisite sparkle.

Blog Hop

Giveaway: Three new release stamps will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Friday, April 6 at 5pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

Thank you so much for hopping along today. Carry on!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

Dahlia Bouquet
[ TON ]
Glass Slippers Sequins - 10, 8, 6, 5,...
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Caviar Hybrid
[ TON ]
1. Rose Gold Embossing Powder – The Ton
[ TON ]
Versamark Embossing Ink
[ TON ]
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils,...
[ ELH ]
Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Quality Art Set - Premier...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils,...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Colored Pencils Box of...
[ AMZUS ]
Canson Mi-Teintes Tinted Paper white...
[ AMZUS ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- Faded...
[ GNK ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- Black Onyx
[ GNK ]
COPIC Sketch Marker BG0000, Snow Green
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Various Ink Refill 0, Colorless...
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
MISTI - Original
[ TON ]

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Hero Arts April 2018 My Monthly Hero Hop (+Giveaway)

Hero Arts April 2018 My Monthly Hero Hop (+Giveaway)

A*rrrr*iba! Ay-yai-yai-ha-ha! It’s the first Monday of the month and that brings another fabulous Hero Arts My Monthly Hero hop. This month’s kit is celebrating all things fiesta inspired. If this card kit doesn’t bring a smile to your face with summer party fantasies I don’t know what will! I cannot get over the taco dog from the It’s Fiesta Time add-on. Bow-Chicka-Huahua!

Kit availability and shippingThe kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, April 6th. Subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!

Kit contents

6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set
20 Coordinating Frame Cuts Dies
1 Ornate Floral Border Die
3 Reactive Ink Cubes (Fiesta Red, Fiesta Teal, Fiesta Yellow)
3 6″ x 18″ Sheets Unryu Paper (Assorted Colors)

The value of the kit is $74, but it is sold at $34.99.

If you’d like to find out more about subscribing to the My Monthly Hero kit, where you are sure to never miss out, click here.

April MMH Add-Ons

My Monthly Hero Kit APRIL 2018
[ HA ]
Blanket Patter Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Purple Liquid Watercolor
[ HA ]
Papel Picado Confetti Die
[ HA ]
Decorative Edge Fancy Die
[ HA ]
Fiesta Fringe Fancy Die
[ HA ]
Cinco de Meow Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Paper Layering Piñata
[ HA ]
Shake Your Bones Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
It's Fiesta Time Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Cinco de Meow
[ HA ]
Shake Your Bones
[ HA ]
It's Fiesta Time
[ HA ]
Get Them All April Add-Ons
[ HA ]

Creating my own floral swags and borders kind of feels like placing that last piece of a puzzle, so satisfying. I created this corner arrangement by stamping the banner (kit) on Neenah 80# cardstock with Intense Black ink. I then masked the banner and began stamping flowers (kit). Now, there is precise masking and then there is what I did…. I just tore my Full Stick Post It in pieces and covered the areas that I needed to. I was not about to fussy cut all those flowers. Crafting can be time consuming, but it certainly doesn’t have to be. I finished off the swag with Copic markers and Clear Ultra Fine embossed the Blanket Pattern Bold Prints (add-on) on Blush Mix Layering paper.

Señor and Señorita mouse (kit) haven’t quite found a home yet, but I wanted to show them to you anyhow. I can’t decide if I want to adhere them near the interior sentiment or if they deserve a card all their own. Or better yet, both!

Find a full list of project supplies HERE.

Okay, so this is my favorite add-on of the release! I am obsessed with this chihuahua. I combined a few elements from both It’s Fiesta Time (add-on) and Cinco de Meow (add-on) to come up with this boozy inspired card. Hot sauce bottles can be beer too, right?

I captured the texture of a tortilla shell by coloring with Copic markers, dampening a terrycloth towel with isopropyl alcohol and pressing it to the shell. Just press and lift for the amount of time it takes for you to say each step – press it and then lift it. It’s that easy. After adding the texture I colored the remaining image. Taco ’bout awesome!

You can find a full list of project supplies HERE.

I’m loving the pink and black color scheme as of late. This card was created with the cake and sentiments from the kit. The black and white strip between the sentiments is the Blanket Pattern Bold Prints and the background cover plate die is the Paper Picado Confetti die.

I adhered the black confetti die cut over the top of a Smooth Bristol panel that I watercolored with Arteza markers. The cake is stamped in Intense Black and colored with Copics. I iced the cake with clear Wink of Stella and a Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen.

You can find a full list of project supplies HERE.

This card was created with the main kit. Yep, that floral frame die, it’s included! This card was featured a few days ago over on a Hero Arts Countdown to Creativity blog post. If you missed it, you can find all the details HERE.

This card would have been even more awesome had I used the new Reactive Fiesta Inks that are also included in the kit! I didn’t quite have my hands on them at the time, but oh boy, when I do… Ay, Chihuahua!

You can find a full list of project supplies HERE.

Blog Hop

Giveaway: We are giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. (The winner will be reimbursed if they have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, April 8th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.

Thank you so much for popping in for a visit today. I’m off to get crafting. I hope you can too! I’ll see you soon!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

My Monthly Hero Kit APRIL 2018
[ HA ]
Blanket Patter Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Papel Picado Confetti Die
[ HA ]
It's Fiesta Time
[ HA ]
Cinco de Meow
[ HA ]
Intense Black Hybrid Ink
[ HA ]
Strawberry Bold Ink
[ HA ]
Moss Bold Ink
[ HA ]
Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
[ HA ]
White Detail Embossing Powder
[ HA ]
Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
[ HA ]
Wink of Stella Brush Tip Marker Clear
[ BRI | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Copic Sketch Markers - Carpe Diem...
[ CRP ]
Blush Mix Layering Papers (12)
[ HA ]
Arteza Real Brush Pens - 24-Colors -...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Arteza Real Brush Pens - 48-Colors -...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Arteza Real Brush Pens, 96 Paint...
[ AMZUS ]
Koh-I-Noor Bristol Smooth Bright...
[ AMZUS | SSS ]
Post-it Super Sticky Full Adhesive...
[ AMZUS ]

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Video: Spellbinders Blog Hop (+ Giveaway)

Video: Spellbinders Blog Hop (+ Giveaway)

Alcohol ink. I’m obsessed. It is good to know I’m not alone. It tends to be experiencing a resurgence in popularity across papercrafters and fine artists. I could’t wait to pair the inks with Spellbinders Shapeabilites dies from the Good Vibes Only by Stephanie Low line. Ah-mazing! Whoot, whoot – I’ve created a video tutorial for you, as well!

Shapeabilites are etched dies that are available in thousands of various shapes for that perfect papercrafting project. They will cut single sheets of cardstock, vellum or other thin materials into beautifully detailed designs in a instant. My favorite machine to use them with is the Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine. It is a manual crank machine and makes partial die cutting, embossing and other fun techniques a breeze.

Giveaways: Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a commentor on their blog and a $25 gift certificate to a commenter from this blog. Hop along to see if you can find any more! Giveaway details can be found near the bottom of the post with full blog hop list.

If you’re having any issues viewing this video, please try watching it HERE in HD on YouTube.

The Spellbinders Flowers Whisper is a set of 2 dies. I used the background die to cut the shape out of standard weight white inked Yupo paper (heavy weight does not die cut well). The detailed outline was cut from 80# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. I assembled the layers together onto a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card panel that I had stamped with sentiments from The Ton Stamps Scripty Sayings (retired set). I finished the card with a sentiment strip from Simon Says Stamp Thankful Heart stamp set.

The video tutorial above includes the complete play by play, including how I added the Nuvo Radiant Gold Gilding Flakes with Tombow Mono Multi liquid adhesive.

See full project supply list HERE.

The Spellbinders Feathers in the Wind and Heart Like a Wildflower dies make an awesome duo. The sharpness of the feathers are a pretty amazing juxtaposition to the roundness of the Wildflowers. I die cut a few more pieces from the inked Yupo paper (I still have half a sheet left, yay!) and combined them with a gold glittery cardstock. I’m loving the result. Feathers are hot this season and this set is striking! I applied the die cuts to an 80# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock panel and adhered that to a Blush Mix Prefolded card base from Hero Arts. The bases are colored o the outside with white in the middle. Perfect for an extra pop of color on card, and prefolded, yes please!! Sentiment and sequins are from The Ton Stamps.

For a detailed how to, I’ve got a video tutorial for you!

See full project supply list HERE.

BONUS PROJECT:

I just could not put this set down. For this gorgeous bloom I paired the Spellbinders Flowers Whisper with the Platinum 6 die cutting and embossing machine and Copic markers. The Platinum 6 dry embosses like a dream! I ran the outline die through with 80# Neenah Solar White Cardstock and then used the embossed lines as a guide to color flick style. I think it turned out pretty fabulous and I love how you can see each level of color. Blending is beautiful, but the is something a little magical about seeing each stroke of the marker. I have to admit though, I thought it looked a hot mess before I applied a black cardstock outline on top of the completed coloring. I finished the card of on a prefolded Hero Arts card base, a sentiment from The Ton Stamps Coming Up Daises and added a few Grey Mist Nuvo Drops. The grey is translucent but offers just enough color to really make an impression.

This card is not included in the video tutorial, but if you are interested, let me know and I can certainly pull one together!

See full project supply list HERE.

Blog Hop

Giveaway #1: To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, March 18th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Giveaway #2: Spellbinder’s is also giving away a $25 gift certificate to a commenter on this blog. Leave a comment below by Sunday, March 18th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced here the following day. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Thank you so much for hopping along today. Carry on!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

Shapeabilities Flowers Whisper Etched...
[ SPL | SBC ]
Shapeabilities Feathers in the Wind...
[ SPL | SBC ]
Shapeabilities Heart like a...
[ SPL | SBC ]
Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing...
[ SPL | SBC ]
Simon Says Clear Stamps THANKFUL...
[ SSS ]
Coming Up Daisies – The Ton
[ TON ]
Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks...
[ AMZUS | ELH ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol...
[ ELH | SSS ]
Jacquard Products Pinata Color...
[ AMZUS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink, Flamingo
[ ELH | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker R43, Bougainvillea
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker RV42, Salmon Pink
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker RV25, Dog Rose...
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker RV29, Crimson
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker RV69, Peony
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker YG01, Green Bice
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker YG05, Salad
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker YG97, Spanish Olive
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker G29, Pine Tree Green
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
Yupo Paper Yupo Paper 5-inch x 7-inch...
[ AMZUS | ELH ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Yupo,...
[ ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- Black Onyx
[ GNK ]
Tonic GOLD DUST A4 Glitter Cardstock...
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM...
[ SSS ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,...
[ ELH ]
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH...
[ SSS ]
Gilding Flakes Radiant Gold
[ BRI | ELH | SSS | SBC ]
Intense Black Hybrid Ink
[ HA | ELH | SSS | SBC ]
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad- 1 pcs...
[ AMZUS | BRI | HA | ELH ]
White Detail Embossing Powder
[ HA | SBC ]
Champagne Sequin Mix
[ HA ]
Glossy Black Sequins - 10, 8, 6, 4mm,...
[ TON ]
Nuvo Jewel Drops Grey Mist
[ BRI | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Jacquard Lumiere Exciter Pack .5oz 9/Pkg
[ AMZUS ]
PS568 Blush Mix Folded Cards (12) |...
[ HA ]
Tombow Power Tabs, Clear, 48-Pieces
[ AMZUS | SBC ]
Original MISTI Tool
[ BRI | ELH | HA | SSS ]
Connect Glue- 2 oz
[ GNK | SSS ]
Ranger Multi Medium Bottle,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Tombow - Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88...
[ AMZUS | BLIC | ELH | SSS ]
Acme C8735532 Junior T-Square Drawing...
[ AMZUS ]
Uchida of America 91GR Double Ended...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Pick
[ BRI | ELH | SSS ]
WAGNER HT 400 650-Degree Heat Gun
[ AMZUS | ELH | HA | SBC | SSS ]
Copic Air-Brushing System STARTING...
[ SSS ]
Sparmax Airbrush Compressor, TC-501N...
[ ELH ]
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]

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Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Hop (+Giveaway)

Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Hop (+Giveaway)

The Hero Arts 2018 Catalog has officially been launched in the Hero Arts shop! There are so many items I am excited about. Some of my favorites are of course the new liquid watercolors. They are so heavily pigmented that it only takes a drop or two to complete images. I also adore the Dragonfly Fancy die set, the Antique Keys Bold Prints and the new florals and… and…. Truly I just need an extra day in my week. Preferably between Saturday and Sunday. I just want to play all day with all of this goodness!

Quick Links:

2018 Catalog Products     |     Blog Hop / Giveaway     |     Project Supplies     |     Giving

So I may have a thing for dragonflies. So much so that I have one permanently inked. This glittery dragonfly was created with the new Dragonfly Fancy Die and Be Creative Tape. I adhered the tape to heavy cardstock and die cut it, tape side up, setting my machine so that it would cut through the release paper of the tape, but not through the cardstock backing. Working from dark to light I removed select areas of the release tape and applied glitter. I buffed it with an old paintbrush to firmly attach it to the tape and tapped off the excess. I moved through the colors, even gradating the color on the wings. Using the dragonfly outline die, I cut into Handmade Watercolor Paper for amazing texture on the face of the panel.

You can see a YouTube video tutorial here on the same technique done a couple of years ago. It was the first video I ever did and have since improved, so go easy on me! It is still viable and provides good information!

The full list of supplies for this project is linked HERE.

 

I love these Antique Keys too! On my bucket list is the bridge full of locks in um… Paris, I think… Anytime I see images of it I think how cool it would be to attach one of my own. Someday… after I research it a bit, ha!

This card is super quick and simple. I airbrushed it with my Copic markers. It could easily be recreated with Hero Arts inks or Distress Oxides. Then I white heat embossed it and adhered a Swans & Cattails sentiment over a black and white Candy Stripe Bold Prints strip. I trimmed the finished panel slightly narrower than A2 and then adhered it to an A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) folded card base.

The full list of supplies for this project is linked HERE.

Giving for Destinations

Hero Arts is a tremendously generous company and I am honored to be able to share with you that 100% of the profits from the stamps below directly support charities in order to help those most in need from recent hurricane and fire destruction. You can read more about Hero Arts giving campaigns HERE.

Destination Napa Valley
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Destination Florida
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Destination Mexico
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Destination Puerto Rico
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Blog Hop

Giveaway: We will be giving away three $50 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Thursday, February 22nd at 11:59pm PT and we’ll announce the winner the following week.

Thank you so much for hopping along today. Carry on!

xo, Janette

2018 Hero Arts Catalog

All the goodness from the new Hero Arts 2018 Spring Catalog is available now in the Hero Arts shop!

Artprint Brown Liquid Watercolor
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Pine Liquid Watercolor
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Moss Liquid Watercolor
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Mulled Wine Liquid Watercolor
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Strawberry Liquid Watercolor
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Dandelion Liquid Watercolor
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Deep Ocean Liquid Watercolor
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Indigo Liquid Watercolor
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Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
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Swallowtail Layering Dye Inks
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Rabbit Layering Dye Inks
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Swan Layering Dye Inks
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Nasturtium Layering Dye Inks
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Pink Pop Flowers Sequin Mix
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Seashore Sequin Mix
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Butterfly Garden Sequin Mix
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Newspaper Bold Prints
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Antique Keys Bold Prints
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Abstract Skyline Bold Prints
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Floral Mandala Bold Prints
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Urban Skyline Bold Prints
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Color Layering Swan Bundle
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Color Layering Rabbit Bundle
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Color Layering Nasturtium Bundle
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Color Layering Swallowtail Bundle
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Color Layering Elephant Bundle
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Color Layering Caterpillar Bundle
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Mermaid Stamp & Cut
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House Stamp & Cut
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Layered Topiary Stamp & Cut
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Wishing Well
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Weird & Wonderful
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Welcome Neighbor
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In the Study
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Headline Messages
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Mouse Tea Party
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Make A Fountain
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Alphabet Soup
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Story Time
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Layered Topiary
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Swans & Cattails
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Woodland Tea Party
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Color Layering Swan
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Color Layering Rabbit
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Color Layering Nasturtium
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Color Layering Swallowtail
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Color Layering Elephant
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Color Layering Caterpillar
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Support, Prayers, Love
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Safari Wild About You
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Safari Huge Tanks
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Mermaid Kisses
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Bookcase
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Mermaid Ink N Stamp
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Safari Ink N Stamp
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Modern Uppercase Letters & Numbers
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Modern Lowercase Letters
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Golden Age Large Letter Set
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Flowering Magnolia
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Flowering Nasturtium
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Destination Florida
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Destination Mexico
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Destination Puerto Rico
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Destination Napa Valley
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Elephant Pair
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Meerkat Pair
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Garden Gnome
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Into The Woods Stencil 6x6
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Spades Stencil 6x6
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Mermaid Sea Waves Stencil 6x6
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Classic Vellum Layering Paper (10)
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Radiant White 4x6 Cardstock (24)
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Paper Layering Swan w/Frame
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Trellis Fancy Die
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Dragonfly Fancy Die
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Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies
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Nesting House Infinity Dies
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Flower Confetti Fancy Die
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Wishing Well Frame Cuts
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Flowering Nasturtium Frame Cuts
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In the Study Frame Cuts
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Flowering Magnolia Frame Cuts
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Make a Fountain Frame Cuts
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Story Time Frame Cuts
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Layered Topiary Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Swan Frame Cuts
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Woodland Tea Party Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Rabbit Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Nasturtium Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Swallowtail Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Elephants Frame Cuts
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Color Layering Caterpillar Frame Cuts
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Swans & Cattails Frame Cuts
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Welcome Neighbor Frame Cuts
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Mouse Tea Party Frame Cuts
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Mermaid Kisses Frame Cuts
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Coral Fancy Dies
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Safari Sunset Fancy Die
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Safari Wild About You Frame Cuts
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Safari Huge Thanks Frame Cuts
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Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

Dragonfly Fancy Die
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Support, Prayers, Love
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PS767 Handmade Watercolor Paper
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Be Creative Tape, 115mm (4.5")
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Tonic Studios 723N Violet Infusion...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC ]
Tonic Studios 712N Nuvo Pure Sheen...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios NOM533772 Nuvo Pure...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Nuvo pure Sheen Glitter...
[ AMZUS | BRI | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios 713N Nuvo Pure Sheen...
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Champagne Sequin Mix
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PS623 Sea Mix Layering Papers (12) |...
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Antique Keys Bold Prints
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Swans & Cattails
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COPIC Sketch Marker BG07, Petroleum Blue
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker FYG2, Fluorescent...
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COPIC Sketch Marker BV08, Blue Violet
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Candy Stripe Bold Prints
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Black India Ink
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CH300 Ombré Ocean Sequins
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Midnight Mixed Layering Papers (12)
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Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
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White Embossing Powder
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Snow Layering Papers (10)
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PS566 Snow Folded Cards (10)
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PS591 Snow Envelopes (10)
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Tombow - Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88...
[ AMZUS | SSS | ELH ]
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
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Copic Air-Brushing System STARTING...
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Sparmax Achieve TC501N Compressor
[ AMZUS | ELH | BLIC ]

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Hero Arts: My Monthly Hero Hop (+Giveaway)

Hero Arts: My Monthly Hero Hop (+Giveaway)

Hey there, hi there, ho there! Thank you for dropping in! As you may know, today is the highly anticipated release of the February My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts. If you are not already experiencing spring in your neck of the woods, you will be craving it after all the hop inspiration today!

Kit availability and shippingThe kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, February 9th. Subscribe now to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!

Kit contents:

6″ x 8″ Clear stamp set
24 Coordinating dies
3 Ink cubes (Nest, Robin’s Egg, Feather)
2 5½” x 8½” sheets Stone woodgrain cardstock (111 lb. cover)
2 5½” x 8½” sheets Bubinga woodgrain cardstock (111 lb. cover)
2 Mini grapevine wreaths

The value of the kit is $70, but it is sold at $34.99.

If you’d like to find out more about subscribing to the My Monthly Hero kit, where you are sure to never miss out, click here.

February MMH Add-Ons

If you are having an attack of Full Set Syndrome, you can get the entire add-on collection HERE and save 11%.

Starling on Branch | Hero Arts
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Come Fly With Me | Hero Arts
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A Little Bird Told Me | Hero Arts
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A Little Bird Told Me Frame Cuts |...
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Hummingbirds | Hero Arts
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Hummingbird Frame Cuts | Hero Arts
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Cardinal Stamp & Cut | Hero Arts
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Chirp Stamp N Cut
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Bird & Banner Fancy Die | Hero Arts
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Bird Branches Fancy Die w/Frame |...
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Paper Layering Feather | Hero Arts
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Sunburst Bold Prints | Hero Arts
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Swirl of Starlings Bold Prints | Hero...
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Love me an organic watercolor background. This one turned out dreamy! I scribbled, (yep, nothing fancy) just scribbled on Bristol paper with a blue and a coral Arteza watercolor brush marker. I Then used a wet paint brush and loosely scribbled again over the markered area. I was careful at the beginning to not mix the two colors. After a minute or so I allowed them to just kiss. The varying amounts of water along the border caused the colors to create the push and pull into each other. Scribble a quarter sized amount of color onto a craft mat. Dip in saturated paint brush and splatter similarly colored area of panel.

Set it aside to dry or use a heat tool to speed the process. If you find your paper has warped once dry, pass through a warm Minc machine or laminator to iron it flat.

Die cut the nest (kit) into dark woodgrain paper (kit). Define branches of the nest by running a dotting tool along them. I pressed some to the front and others to the back while on top of the foam from my Misti creating ridges, valleys and most importantly – dimension. I tucked in a few Bristol paper die cut eggs (kit) and branches (kit) also colored with the Arteza markers.

Arteza markers are extremely similar to the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, but are at a lower price point. The Arteza brush is not quite at fine as the Zig, and sometimes has a few stray strands, but the color from the Arteza are more vibrant, in my opinion.

Trim watercolor panel to slightly smaller than A2 and stamp sentiment (kit) in Soft Granite. Mount panel on A2 stone woodgrain paper (kit). Secure eggs and twigs. Adhere nest with foam tape for a touch of height.

Blog Hop

Giveaway: We are giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. (We will reimburse them if they have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, February 11th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.

Thank you so much for hopping along today. Carry on!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

MMH Kit Feb 2018
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Soft Granite Shadow Ink | Hero Arts
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Dotting 5 X 2 Way Marbleizing Dotting...
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Arteza Real Brush Pens - 24-Colors -...
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Arteza Real Brush Pens - 48-Colors -...
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Koh-I-Noor Bristol Smooth Bright...
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Original Misti
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Mini Misti
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Heidi Swapp MINI MINC 6 INCH FOIL...
[ SSS ]
Royal Sovereign LAMINATOR Machine 9...
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