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Casing a Designer with Hero Arts Feathers

Happy September all.  Delia again, with another take on using digital files, while also keeping it in the theme of “Case a Designer”.  Well, I have a few favourite designers, but at the very, very top is a most amazing lady called Ola Khomenok, she is from the Ukraine and her work is amazing, lots of layers, colours and just bits and pieces.  She uses loads of stencils initially when building up her page and then she makes what she does look sooo easy and it truly does my head in.  I watch her videos over and over again and am always left in awe of her talent.  I am trying very hard to emulate her style at the moment which I call “collage style”, but it really is just “Ola style” as she has a truly beautiful talent that I am actually very jelly of.  Aaaagh, but it is always good to have those that push us to be better.  I am not sure what my issue is in my difficulty in trying to emulate her style, but I think it has a lot to do with wastage.  I am frugal when it comes to using my large collection of flowers, chipboard, ephemera and bits and pieces as it all costs lots of money and I just don’t want to waste it – even though it isn’t really wasting it.  I know that Ola is on some major design teams and would be showered with product and deservedly so, but that is not reality for most of us and so I am very considered when I put my layouts together.  I also am just not yet as talented as she!


So, here is my layout using the Hero Arts Feather Digital Cut file, which has the most awesome feather shape ever!  Clearly that was my hero in the layout, but I had lots of fun with this layout.  Firstly, I put the feathers through my Silhouette machine and then out came the Nuvo wax pastes in various colours and painted them and then I foiled them and sealed the foil off.  May I say how tedious foiling is…. those fiddly things and me are not the greatest of friends.  I truly did hide behind the door when patience was handed out.  So, I had a bit of fun with colouring and things, building up the layers, adding more and more bits and pieces, until all finished.

That’s all from me until another week passes when I shall return with another ‘Case a Designer’ layout, which will probably be all about Ola.  She is my current challenge and I am not giving up until I can learn her skill and put it in my repertoire.  So, be kind, be good and enjoy your inner creative.  Please visit me at my website www.jacobicreations.com or my blog at jacobicreations.blogspot.com.au


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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge




Hero Arts CASE a Designer Challenge


Please join us in this months “CASE a Designer” challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.


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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Delia15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from within the shop.






Hero Arts Coffee Cup with blingy sleeve



I don’t usually embellish a lot on my cards, but I figure I should break out from my comfort zone and try it.  I am inspired by this month’s challenge theme:  Embellish It.


And this is what I came up with:



My process:

  • Press various distress ink pads on craft sheet and spritz with Perfect Pearl to create shimmery watercolor solution.
  • Press think white card stock onto it, let paper absorb the watercolor.  Let dry.
  • Stamp cup and foam from Hero Arts Coffee Cup Tag clear set on white card stock with Vintage Photo, heat emboss with clear powder.  Die cut with matching Coffee Cup Tag Frame Cut.
  • Add clear Wink of Stella to foam.
  • Die cut the sleeve using white card stock, trim and shorten.  Use glossy accent to adhere three row of  assorted Hero Arts Dots onto the sleeve leaving a tiny bit room on last row.
  • Stamp holly leaf from the same set with Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive twice each color and die cut.  Adhere assort red bling to them.
  • To ground my coffee, I mean to create a ground to sit my coffee cup :), I stamp the smudged post mark from the Hero Art Vintage Christmas Post clear set with Vintage Photo.
  • Stamp sentiment with Vintage Photo on watercolor panel, heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
  • Adhere coffee cup, foam, sleeve, and holly leaves as shown.

Here’s a couple of close up shots.






Both stamp sets I used are available at the a2z store.   Psst get them fast, I believe there is winter coffee blog hop in the near future.  Use code Cindy15 to get 15% off any purchases $25 and more (shipping excluded) when you go shopping.   And from now till Dec 24, you’ll get free shipping (US domestic) for any order $50 or more, use code FreeShipping16.  Check the Announcement section on the store.

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Hero Arts Clear Stamp Coffee Cup Tag

Hero Arts Frame Cut Coffee Cup Tag

Hero Arts Clear Stamp Vintage Christmas Post

Ranger Distress Ink (Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey, Antique Linen, Crushed Olive, Vintage Photo)

Ranger Perfect Pearl

Wink of Stella Clear

Hero Arts Dots (Earth, Sunshine)


Embellished Hero Arts Paper Layering Daisy Card – Hello Stamp and Cut

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I had so much fun making this embellished card!  I used the Hero Arts DI181 Paper Layering Daisy die set to cut the flower out of plaid patterned paper, then used the outside die that comes with the set to give the dark brown background under the petals.  I used patterned paper from my stash in oranges and browns and yellow to create the layers on this card.  The sentiment is a die from the Hero Arts Hello Stamp and Die set DC151 cut from brown card stock and then sparkled up with some Wink of Stella.  I used circle and rectangle dies from my stash to cut the layers.  I added the layers to a Hero Arts White Card base PS566 and added tons of gems.  Some were Hero Arts and other were from my stash.  You can find great gems in many colors in the store click HERE!

I hope you will have time to join us this month for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the a2zscrapbooking store.  Just remember to use one main Hero Arts product and link up your card HERE.  Good Luck!

Don’t forget, you can use code Angie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (excluding shipping) at the a2zscrapbooking store.  The new release products are in the store now so have fun shopping!

 These are the supplies I used from the store:

Thanks for stopping by!



Little Love Bugs

Hi everyone!

I made a small lovely Valentine’s Day card today!



If you would like to purchase any of the supplies that I used, please head on over to the store and use the coupon code TARU15,  which will save you 15% off any purchase of $25 and up excluding shipping.

I hope my project will provide you with some inspiration to participate in our January challenge — Fireworks (Use a lot of Glitter and Bling)  (Hero Arts Products Required!)   This challenge runs though the end the month.   You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.

Good Luck to all!

Here is my Supply List:

Hero Arts Valentine messages Mini Tub LP399

Hero Arts Sun Showeres CL869

Hero Arts Shadow Ink Red Royal

Hero Arts India Ink Black AF248


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Some Serious Blingage

Hero Arts Color Layering Flowers
As you know this month challenge is Fireworks: Lots of Glitter & Bling.
So that’s exactly what I did

Hero Arts Color Layering Flowers
The sentiment and glitter strip were glitter papers, but the flowers are all hand glittered thanks
to a beautiful invention called Sticky Embossing powder. To achieve this much glittertasticness
I stamped all of my images in pigment ink and heat embossed with Ranger Sticky Embossing powder, which when heated, becomes nice and tacky, perfect to adhere glitter!

You can do one of two things to get great glittered images. Stamp in your favorite colored pigment inks then emboss with the sticky embossing powder and apply a translucent glitter -OR- stamp in VersaMark, emboss with the sticky, and then glitter in your favorite colored glitter. This card uses pigment ink with ultrafine translucent glitter.

The trick to sticky embossing powder is you can not overheat it. So your heat tool should be nice and hot, and give it a very quick shot of heat to melt, then apply your glitter, rub off the excess, then give it another quick shot of heat to bond. When I was nearly done with the stamping I thought, Gees why not just use sparkly embossing powder. So I did try some, but the results are no where near as sparkly as glitter. I – LOVE – GLITTER

Onto serious business, this month challenge details can be found HERE and if you need Hero Arts supplies you can find those HERE {including those used in this card} and you can enjoy 15% off your $25+ purchasing using my code KRISTINA15. If you come across an item that is out of stock – or don’t see something you want, click the request a custom order button {{{ Have you seen the 2016 Catalog }}}

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Congrats on your marriage

Hi Dawn here today with a card I’ve made for my husband’s niece.  She is getting married in a few days and with this month’s challenge being all about glitter, glimmer and bling… I thought I’d try out using some Heidi Swapp metallic foil.


This product is activated by heating it onto Toner ink through a laminater.  There is a special laminater called a Minc machine, but I used a normal little home laminater.  I firstly stamped the sentiment onto some paper and took it to my local bookstore and for 20cents got it photocopied onto my card stock (I took it with me) Once home I used the silver foil to laminate.  Not totally perfect, but not too bad!  I added the obligatory bling and a shiny mirror card Spellbinders Heart.  A very simple but elegant looking card.


Hero Arts DC149  Congrats Stamp & Cut  (Note:  This set is currently Out of Stock at a2z Scrapbooking, however you can CUSTOM Order it in the Store. Just click on the REQUEST CUSTOM ORDER form on the store HOME Page!  This goes for pretty much ANY Hero Arts products that is still available.  If you can’t find it in the store, please feel free to ask!)

Spellbinders: Lace Hearts

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Shake Shake Shake!!

It’s Lisa here and I could NOT be happier to be back to share a new card with you and to help inspire you to play along in our brand new September Challenge — Shaker Cards!   I am also so exited and happy to be back and have missed you all very much!   My cancer battle continues, but I am elated to tell you that I am currently in a Remission status and at this time, I no long need to have any chemo or radiation treatments.   It’s like a MIRACLE and I so happy and grateful to my amazing medical team.  I know I have a LONG road ahead, but know that my most recent MRI and CT Scans showed both tumors were basically GONE, is wonderful.   WOOHOO!!

a2z for September

Being back to creating has been WONDERFUL and I missed it very much.  I had a few really ‘sick’ weeks over the Summer, so feeling good again…is pure JOY !  I wish all of you happiness and good health always.  It is one of the best things in LIFE and feeling good is something that even I once took for granted.  But now not …and never again!  I cherish each and EVERY good day and wish the same for you all.

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I have a lot of fun putting this card together and admit that “Shaker Cards” did scare me a bit, but the more and more I made, the more I LOVED creating them and I’ll bet you will too!  I used ots of my favorite Hero supplies for this card and have linked them all below in my Inlinkz List!   As always you can save 15% OFF of any order of $25 and up (excluding shipping) when you use my DT Promo Code over at the a2z Store,   Please, be sure to enter LISAH15 – during the check out process !   You may use the code as often as you like and it’s valid for ALL products  — Even our SALE ITEMS!   Happy shopping and hope you all have a wonderful week.    We also take CUSTOM ORDERS, so please do not hesitate to ask !   The newest Holiday line is a huge hit and more products come in very week!  If you can’t find something, Please ASK!!    Thanks!

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Lisa A2z


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Very thankful for you!

It’s Lisa here today, and I am very happy to be back from my medical leave and to once again be sharing a new card – created with some to the wonderful new Hero Arts products.  Today, I am covering for Zoey is who taking some personal time off after losing a her dear Grandfather.  Our deepest sympathy to her and all of her family.

Today’s card was inspired by our April Challenge where our theme month is “Stencil It”.   I started this card using the “Two Ways Arrow” stencil, along with some of Hero’s Gold Spray and a piece of Watercolor paper.    I adhered the stencil over the Watercolor paper with some masking tape, and the simply sprayed away.  I used my heat gun to too speed up the drying process and that put that piece aside.  Next, I created my card base with some “Sunshine” layering paper —  a great color for Spring and Summer.

I cut a banner strip from some Black Layering  and adhered that to the front of the card.   The next step was to stamp my “Sentiment” which is a new stamp that I love.   I inked up the stamp with Hero’s Black Ink and stamped it onto the “Stenciled” piece I had completed earlier.  I then Die-cut that pieced and using foam tape, popped it up off my card after adding three black gems.



To complete this card I used my Lawn Fawn Heart dies and cute the larger heart from the “stenciled” piece and then added a second smaller heart, cut from the leftover black layering paper.

All of the products I used are linked below and most are available now over that the a2z Store.   As always I’m happy to share my DT Promo code with you, LISAH15 which will save you 15% off any and all orders of $25 and up (excluding shipping)!!

I hope you’ll break out some of your Stencils and get to work on a project to enter our challenge.   Please be certain that your entry includes at least ONE main Hero Arts product  – Stamps, Dies, Stencils etc.

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