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Hero Arts Holiday Houses and Tree-Mendous Trees

Getting ready for Christmas?  I am and I have to think of different ways to give gift cards to some of the people on my list, such as my sons and granddaughter.    I have used the Elizabeth Craft Designs die cut sled die with Hero Arts Tree-Mendous and Holiday Houses digital kits for some really cute cards, in my opinion.

Join in on the Winter challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking.  I have several photos of the cards I worked on for my kids.  I used a 12: X 12″ pattern paper for the card (not very flashy, but the inside is where the card shines.

 

This is the inside of two of the four cards I made.  The blue pool reminds me of  southern California in the winter, when it’s still a bit chilly for us northern Californians to frequent out pools, though I did swim in an outdoor pool here in Sacramento at American River College (nice and heated).  A lane leads up to the door and a Ho Ho Ho sentiment with a place for a note finishes the inside off. .I just love using that Nuvo Crystal Drops white (I’m using the Simply White and I see the A2Z Scrapbooking store has sold out of their white Nuvo. at the moment.  The bottles go a long way.

 

Inside of two of the four houses I made .

 

Close-up of the blue house and blue inspired Tree-Mendous tree.

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Hope you’ll join in our monthly challenge so you can have a shot at the digital stamp of the month set. Remember you no longer have to use Hero Arts to participate in our monthly challenges, the winner is randomly drawn for the digi prize…and if you do use Hero Arts products on your project, you could win the digi set AND $20 to the store! The Design Team will also be choosing their top three favorite projects from the challenge each month and award them a cool TOP 3 blog badge.

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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 Arlene15 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

  • Hero Arts digital kit Holiday Houses
  • Hero Arts digital kit Tree-Mendous
  • Various Copic markers (windows of houses is Y08)
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Sleigh Gift Card Holder Pop-up (used because it is a die made for a gift card):
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Labels & Circles (label and pool on inside of card)
  • Vagabond Die Cut Machine


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Winter Tea Cup Cocoa

Happy Sunday everyone, so glad you drop by today.

Winter: a perfect season for a cup of hot cocoa full of marshmallows!!  You know it, Winter is our current challenge theme.  I hope I’ve inspired you to join in the fun!!

To create my card, I die cut my cup using one of the dies from the Hero Arts Nesting Tea Cup Infinity Dies using red card stock.  To add the 3D look I flipped the die upside down (like photo below) and die a thin section apart.

This way I can use the two pieces to sandwich my marshmallows.  The Gingerbread men, sentiment, hearts, and holly are white heat embossed.  Then the cup is adhered to a plaid pattern paper panel and then onto white card base.

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a2z scrapbooking winter challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Winter” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Supplies 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 Cindy15 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Blessings Stamp n Cut with Hero Arts

Aloha and happy Monday friends!  There’s a great selection of sale items in the a2z Scrapbooking store and today I’m featuring a few of them including the Tim Holtz Distress inks!  So many good deals…definitely head on over!

You know how I love a versatile stamp set that can be used for all kinds of occasions?  This one is it!

Blessings Stamp n Cut

I’ve been in love with this Hero Arts Blessings Stamp and Cut! I love the font of the die cut, I love that you can just stamp it out, and the supporting sentiments are perfect for the upcoming holiday season as well!  Let’s take a look at my first card…

Hero Arts Blessings w/ Distress Inks

I stamped out the sentiment with Versamark ink and covered in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder on white cardstock.  Then I used an ink  blending tool to add Distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, and Peacock Feathers. I wanted the “blessings” to be bright and with dimension, so I die cut the word twice and layered.  For a fun edge, I used Lawn Fawn’s Valentine Borders die.

Ombre Blessings Stamp n Cut with Hero Arts

You can tell I was having way too much fun, so I made a second card adding the ombre hearts (also a part of the Blessings Stamp n Cuts) using Hero Arts Lilac to Grape Purple ombre ink.  I changed up the design of the inking to follow the ombre hearts for fun and added some water droplets.

Hero Arts Blessings Stamp n Cuts

That’s it for me today!  I wish you all an awesome and creative week ahead!

Mahalo for stopping by!

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Please join us in this months “Watercolor” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts 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 NICKI15 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

Hero Arts Blessings Stamp and Cut

Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Hero Arts Lilac to Grape Purple ombre ink

Versamark ink

Tim Holtz Distress inks in: Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, and Peacock Feathers

Lawn Fawn’s Valentine Borders die


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Postage Infinity Watercolor Shaker

Hello hello,

 

One thing I love playing with watercolors is that the result often surprise me.  For today’s project I started creating an ombre background.  And I wanted to add a subtle pattern on top.  So after the first layer dried, I place the stencil on top and paint with more watercolors thinking to have the stencil pattern.  Well well well the watercolors appears to have it’s own mind and I ended up with this.

Okay, the fact is some of the watecolors went underneath the stencil so I didn’t get a clear cut pattern.  But I absolutely love how it turned out.  It looks like a winter scene with a snowy mountain in the center.  Now the question is what to do next?!  I really don’t want to cut it up too much.  So my Postage Stamp Infinity Dies came to the rescue!!  😀

I die cut using two of the dies,  stamped sentiment and made a shaker element with the smaller die cut area.  So what do you think?

 

 

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a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Watercolor” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Supplies store if you use Hero Arts. our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

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 Cindy15 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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 


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Casing Ola again with Hero Arts Pretty Blossoms Digital Download

Hi again, I hope your September is going well. I am still in my infatuated with Ola Khomenok stage and so once again I chose another of her fabulous designs.  This is a link to her video tutorial.IMG_8501

So, here is my layout in response to our current ‘Case a Designer’ challenge this month.

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The papers are some new ones I just got under the DCWV brand that have some lovely foiled copper pages throughout which allows you to make some beautiful embellishments to use in your design.  I wanted lots of different types of embellishments in my layout to make up for some of the amazing elements Ola has to use.  My main frame is from Dusty Attic which I embossed using green, pink and copper embossing powders.  My use of the Pretty Blossoms Digital Download played a large part in my use of ephemera, I printed them out on white card and then painted them roughly with some cheap glitter paints as I only wanted the colour to be subtle, cut them out and then added pearls and sequins or whatever into the middles to make them have a little bit of bling.  I do love my bling.

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There are quite a few die cut pieces, but these are from dies collected over time and removed from their packaging, but obviously you just use whatever you have in  your stash and bring it all together, building up layers and then finishing up with a few more bits of shiny stuff.  All done, seems so simple, but it honestly takes me about 3 days to do a layout like this.  I am quite sure that I spend the most time just staring it and wondering what to do, what to use, trying to remember everything I have in my stashes. But, if you watch Ola, she just throws it all together, so quickly and effortlessly.  Clearly I need to practice more …. ohhh, if I have toooooo.  Like, my pleasure, hehehe.  I have done a few of these layouts now, to see more of them, please visit Jacobi Creations or my Jacobi Creations Blog.

That’s all for now, have a lovely week.  Delia

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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 Tags


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Hero Arts Butterfly with Hero Arts Tags

When I saw Cindy’s card here, I knew I had to try it with just plain ol’ nesting dies, not that anything Hero Arts is plain.  But I just got my new Hero Arts stencil in and I couldn’t wait to try it out.  And you won’t believe what distress ink color I used – WILD HONEY.  I popped the orange tag up and put some sequins in.  Then I thought the tag hole was a bit big, so I copied another DT, Monica, with her neon  butterfly from August 12th. I added the smallest tags with a sentiment.

Here’s Cindy’s card of wonderful cups.  You can see those wonderful dies nesting below her cups in the first photo.

 

Here’s Monica’s card.

My results are below.  It’s a tag card   The sequins can move around to their heart’s desire.

 

Spiral Stencil

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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 ARLENE15 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 Tags
  • Hero Arts Spiral Stencil
  • Hero Arts Butterfly stamps (I had the matching dies and didn’t cut out the shape, however, I have used just the stamps in many other projects without die-cutting)
  • Hero Arts Neon Orange Ink
  • Hero Arts Ombre Light Ruby to Royal Red (Used the darkest color for the pops of dark red color on the orange body) – you could use any neon ink too
  • Old Hero Arts sentiment
  • Vagabond die cut machine
  • scrap papers

 

 

Enjoy the Journey


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Enjoy the Journey On A Bright and Beautiful Sea Voyage

I’d like to share a card that is glittery and bright and hopefully beautiful.  This is my third time this season to use this set for A2Z Scrapbooking.  I think three times is the charm.   I found this light filmy glittery paper at my local stamp shop before they closed (paper thin and soft).  I was able to stamp and die cut the ship and pop it up.  The black while and squid are cut from glitter cardstock.

Close-up of the bright glitter surfaces.

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

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

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 Arlene15 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.

 

 

 

  • Supplies:
  • Hero Arts Enjoy the Journey Stamp and Die set
  • POW Glitter Paper – Taffy & Jade colors
  • Black Glitter cardstock
  • Vagabond machine
  • Sequins

 


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Hero Arts Poetic Petals Digi Stamp Download makes for colouring fun.

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Hello again all, happy August and all those things.  So the theme for this month is Bright and Beautiful and so how could I possibly go past the Hero Arts Digi Stamp Download Poetic Petals.  It was made for this page.  I printed out the flowers at all different sizes and then got out the colouring implements and went to town.  My hands that have arthritis were not so impressed, but my brain had a good time, as well as the mental therapy that goes with colouring in.  Off goes my mind, happily thinking, dreaming, imagining and before you know it, I am surrounded by colourful flowers.  Now that I had them all, I had to chop them out.  I am not one for fussy cutting – it does my head in, but I am quite skilled with a scalpel from my graphic design days.  I remember once that I cut out an intricate spiders web by hand.  I got this done and then had to allow the hands to rest, so I amused myself with helping my daughter with assignments and then blitz cleaned the house.  No rest for the wicked.

So, I have all my elements and then the nice mailman brought me happy mail and in it some cutting dies from China as I do love to use the internet to shop.  So, I cut out some little seeded branches and painted them with Nuvo mousse pastes.  I then cut out these half moon doily shapes and used Nuvo wax pastes to colour these also, using two different tones.  I then dug through my ephemera and found some Kaisercraft pieces that fitted in nicely, plus some flowers from various sources.  I am a mad flower collector/purchaser.  I cannot ever have enough flowers.  Is that the case with all creatives?  Surely not just me.

I started with a lovely blank canvas and applied clear gesso as I knew it was about to get soaked.  First of all I stencilled the background as Lindy’s Magical Shakers work better with some texture to get into, plus I was going to do a completely different layout to what eventuated.  You can still see a teeny, tiny bit … hehe.  Out come Lindy’s Magical Shakers and I used dark blue, purple, orange, yellow and red, just little sprinkles all over.  I have pictures below so you can see how it goes from zero to hero in seconds.  Gosh, they are so much fun to play with.  I love that I used no green and yet, there it is.  Groovy baby.  If you have not tried them yet, you simply must, they really are quite magical.

After all that dried, it looked so awesome it was a shame to cover it up, but I had all these amazing and colourful flowers to use and use them I did.  I laid them out to look like a bouquet of sorts surrounding the photo area, most sit flat with some raised up a little.  At this stage the layout was looking very flat and I prefer layouts with layers and height, so I mounted the photo up a little higher on cardboard, put a yellow frame around it and then used a circular cut die embossed with silver embossing powder over the top, situated so the photo can easily be slipped in.  I then snipped my half moon doilies so that I could bend them and get some dimension happening and then decorated with some ephemera and flowers.  The main word “smile” has been made to look a little 3-d by using Glossy accents 3-d gel which gives it a lovely raised, high gloss finish.  A really lovely product.

Below are some close ups of the final layout, with a little bit of silver sparkle to finish it off.  I think it is pretty enjoyable to use digi stamps, they just add a new dimension to layouts, rather than using the normal ephemera.  Enjoy your creativity, to see more of my work, please go to my website at www.jacobicreations.com or follow my blog at jacobicreations@blogspot.com.au.

Delia

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Hero Arts Bright and Beautiful Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Bright & Beautiful” 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.

 

 

 

 


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Colorful Reef with Hero Arts

Happy Sunday friends!  Weekends go by so quickly around this household and we’re trying to cherish every last bit of summer before school starts which inspired me to use the BEAUTIFUL Hero Arts Reef Border and Frame Die.

I wanted to play with the latest Distress Oxide inks that are super easy to blend and give a gorgeous background to the Reef Border die.  The card below uses Distress Oxide inks in Broken China, Peacock Feathers and Faded Jeans, then sprinkled with water for more effect.

Hero Arts Reef Border Die

I loved the blue combination for traditional ocean hues, but I wanted to play with some sunset colors as well!

Hero Arts Reef Border die

I used Distress Oxide inks in Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral and then again sprinkled with water.

Hero Arts Reef Border Die

The Hero Arts Reef Border Die makes for quick cards that can be used for just about any occasion!

 

In case you didn’t know, a2z is also on Ebay; and there is a major Summer Clearance in our Ebay Store right now. Clearance items are 40% off and include Scor Pal, many Hero arts inks, stamps, dies, paper, stencils, buttons and embellishments!  Hurry in and check it out!  Click here.

 

Mahalo for stopping by!

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a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

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 Nicki15 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.

 

 

 

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Hero Arts Tags and Destinations

I’ve always liked the Hero Arts Tags dies.  You can let your creative juices go.  If you’ve never seen the National parks in the U.S., you really should.  My family traveled in the summer to different natural places.  Memories of the colored pools and geysers in Yellowstone will last the rest of my life.  Incredible views and experiences.  I used some Oxide distress inks here with a sentiment and a couple Destination wood stamps.

Have fun creating.

Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Broken China oxide inks spritzed with water.  Hero Arts sentiment out of stock.

Wilted Violet, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio and Broken China Oxide Inks spritzed with a homemade colored water.  Two very old cheap moon and clouds stamps were added.        Sentiment from an old Hero Arts stamp set.

Iced Spruce, Cracked Pistachio, Fired Brick and Fossilized Amber Oxide Inks were spritzed with water and an 1992 Stampin Up postmark added.  Buffalo colored with Copic marker W3 and trees colored with G03.  Sentiment from an old Hero Arts stamp set.

My samples are at A Bit of This and That.

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

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

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 Arlene15 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.