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A Killer Birthday with Hero Arts

Happy Aloha Wednesday friends!  I hope everyone’s summer is off to an awesome start!  I’ve been waiting to use the Killer Messages set for a while now and so glad that we now have it in the store.

The sentiments are so fun and the images match them perfectly.  Inspired by our challenge going on this month I went with the monochrome look…

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I created a panel using Distress Oxide inks in Broken Glass and Salty Ocean.  Then I stamped the fins in Distress Oxide ink in Hickory Smoke and added a little detail to the fin with a white gel pen.  This panel was glued onto some matching cardstock with the sentiment stamped in Hero Hues India Ink Black.

I hope this inspires you to join us in this month’s challenge!  Mahalo for stopping by!!

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Please join us in this month’s “Monochrome” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking 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 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.


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Partial Embossed Wedding Card with Hero Arts

Aloha friends!  Sorry for the delay, but the time got away from me!!  May is a chaotic month for my household with family from out of town visiting and my kids celebrating all kinds of end of year events.  There’s also wedding season coming up which is what inspired my card today…

HAA2ZWeddingCongrats

I love background stamps and have a lot of older Hero Arts ones that I play with.  This one is called Hero Arts Large Flower Background, but I also like the one that’s currently in the store called Hero Arts Flowers for Coloring.  I think any background stamp would work nicely for this effect.

I started with Versamark ink and stamped on my card front.  I used Lawn Fawn Rose Gold embossing powder because it is the wedding couple’s wedding color, but only applied to part of the background inking to create a tone on tone effect that moves into a fun colored embossing look.  I didn’t want the whole panel embossed for a different…not quite so bold look.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Congrats Stamp and Cut die cut on glitter paper and then embossed on strips of the same colored cardstock of the card front.

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I think the look gives it some elegance, but not too flashy for the groom to enjoy as well…haha!

That’s it for me!  Wishing you all a great week ahead and MAHALO for stopping by!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Shape Shift” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking 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 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 Large Flower Background

Hero Arts Congrats Stamp and Cut

Versamark ink

Lawn Fawn Rose Gold embossing powder

 


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A Gift for Mom with Hero Arts

Aloha and happy Monday friends!  With Mother’s Day right around the corner I needed to start thinking of little gifts to pass out for all those special moms that have blessed me with their guidance and wisdom.  What to make for those moms?  Check it out below…

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There are a ton of YouTube videos out there on how to make these glass tile magnets so I encourage you to check them out for tips and tricks.  This is perfect for those tiny stamps and images!  Isn’t it fun?!

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I used the tiny images from Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle and Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages for some themed magnets that will be placed together in a box for gift giving.  The white cardstock is sealed with glossy accents and before it dries, I added the super strength magnet to hold up even the bulkiest of artwork from our kiddos to put on the fridge!

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Mahalo for stopping by and I hope you’ll join us for this month’s challenge!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Flower Power” 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

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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle

Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages

Glass Tiles (from home improvement store)

Glossy Accents

Copic Markers

Super Magnets (from home improvement store)


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From All of Us with Hero Arts

Happy Aloha Friday!  I’m back with a fun, layered stamping card for a coworker’s birthday.  I wanted an ocean theme as we are nearing summer and got out the fun and fabulous Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle.

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I wanted a sea turtle to represent the bunch of us at work so I stamped them out using the base with Hero Arts Hybrid ink in Green Apple, the next layer was Hero Arts Shadow ink in Green Hills and then the last layer with different shades of dark greens (Hero Arts Hybrid ink in Moss and Pine) to make them look slightly different.

To add the birthday theme I used images from Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages and added them in speech bubbles.  The sentiment is from a Lawn Fawn set called Simply Sentiments heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder.

Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle From All Of Us

Hope you all have a great weekend and mahalo for stopping by!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Flower Power” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking 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 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 Color Layering Sea Turtle

Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages

Hero Arts Hybrid ink in Green AppleMoss and Pine

Hero Arts White Embossing Powder


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A Leafy Heart Sympathy with Hero Arts

Happy Aloha Friday friends!  I’ve had a few coworkers asking for sympathy cards and I find these cards the hardest to make.  The Hero Arts With Deepest Sympathy Wood Stamp is perfect with its beautiful font and is a nice size sentiment to add to a card front.

On today’s card I wanted to use the topiary heart from Hero Arts Layered Topiary Stamp and Cut as a background.  I used Hero Arts Hybrid inks in Green Apple, Moss and Pine to create the layered look.

Hero Arts With Deepest Sympathy Wood Stamp

I love the size of the Hero Arts With Deepest Sympathy Wood Stamp which is approximately 3.5in x 1.25in and decided to heat emboss on vellum using Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder.  I strategically placed Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue behind the embossed sentiment to adhere to the card front.

Hero Arts With Deepest Sympathy Wood Stamp

I hope you’ll join us for our monthly challenge.  Mahalo for stopping by!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking 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 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 With Deepest Sympathy Wood Stamp

Hero Arts Layered Topiary Stamp and Cut

Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder

Hero Arts Hybrid inks in Green Apple, Moss and Pine


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Topiary Thank You with Hero Arts

Aloha and happy Friday friends!  I’ve been loving the latest Stamp and Cut sets with Hero Arts and wanted to play with the Hero Arts Layered Topiary Stamp and Cut.  Such a fun, easy and versatile stamp set.  I’ve made a bunch of thank you cards, but definitely thinking of adding a birthday sentiment instead or an “I love you” sentiment perfect for this month’s challenge!

Topiary Thank You with Hero Arts

I initially started with the center topiary using Distress Oxide inks in Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover for the leaves and Vintage Photo for the trunk.  I wanted to play around with just using a single ink color and it still looked cool so I decided to stamp out a couple more topiaries on each side.

Topiary Thank You with Hero Arts

For more dimension I die cut the topiary to pop it up and added some score lines to ground my topiaries.  The beautiful font on the sentiment is also from the same set!

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend!  Mahalo for stopping by!!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “It’s a Love Thing” 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

 

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.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Layered Topiary Stamp and Cut

Distress Oxide inks: wisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover and Vintage Photo


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Under the Sea Birthday with Hero Arts

Happy Tuesday friends!  Have you seen the Hero Arts 2018 Spring Catalog?  I was so happy to see a lot of ocean themed stamps, stencils and dies!  Today I am using Hero Arts Reef Border die which is just gorgeous and perfect for a lot of occasions.  I love the details of the little seahorse, turtle, coral and even fish!  I needed a more masculine birthday card and came up with this.

I started with navy blue cardstock for my card panel and die cut the reef border die.

Reef Border Die with Hero Arts

I die cut a separate panel from white cardstock to ink up with Distress Oxide inks in Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Salty Ocean.  This panel was then adhered to the backside of the card front.

Reef Border Die with Hero Arts

I love the silhouette effect of the Reef Border die around the Distress Oxide inked up panel!  The sentiment is from the Hero Arts Blessings Stamp and Cut (which is on sale) inked up in Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow ink in Navy .

Hero Arts Reef Border Die

Here’s the completed look!  I hope you enjoyed!  Have a great day and mahalo for stopping by!!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “New to Me” 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

 

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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Reef Border die

Hero Arts Blessings Stamp and Cut

Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow ink in Navy

Distress Oxide inks: Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Salty Ocean


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Christmas Wrap with Hero Arts

Aloha and happy Saturday friends!  My apologies for the delay.  It’s been busy around here with baking and wrapping gifts.  There’s nothing like a homemade gift and having homemade wrapping paper can be a bonus too!

Hero Arts Christmas Wrap

I took white tissue paper and my Hero Arts Ombre inks and started stamping away using the Hero Arts Christmas Messages (which is on sale).  I made sure the pattern was stamped in a way that I didn’t have to worry about the sentiment being upside down.  When buying wrapping paper I’m always conscious of one way designs…drives me crazy…haha!  Another tip is having another paper to stamp on.  I learned this the hard way realizing my inks bled through the tissue paper on to my desk.

Hero Arts Christmas Wrap

Here’s the gift all wrapped up…see what I mean about having the sentiment stamped in various ways?  I think this would be a cool way to make a card set for friends and family and wrap it up for fun!

Hero Arts Christmas Wrap

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!  Mahalo for all of your comments and visits to the blog this past year.  Sending virtual hugs to you all for a blessed New Year!!

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a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Make it Pop” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking 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 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 Christmas Messages

Hero Arts Ombre Ink Light Ruby to Red Royal

Hero Arts Ombre Ink Lime to Forever Green

White tissue paper

 


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Sea Turtle for Baby Boy with Hero Arts

Aloha and Happy Sunday friends!  Taking a break from the holiday card making as I needed a large card for coworkers to sign for our dear pharmacist who gave birth to a sweet baby boy!  The card measures at 8.5in x 5.5in (basically an 8.5in x11in cardstock folded in half).  She has an ocean theme for his nursery so I got out my very fun and beautiful Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle set.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Congrats Stamp and Cut (which you could special order).

To add the ocean effect I decided to make a shaker with Hero Arts Ombre Ocean sequins.

Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle

I used my Silhouette to cut out a 4in circle frame and a 4in blue circle for the back.  I stamped out some fun kelp and star fish (Hero Arts Hybrid ink in Green Apple and Hero Arts Hybrid ink in Caramel). To get the lighter version I used 2nd generation stamping.

Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Congrats Stamp and Cut (which you could special order) inked in Hero Arts Hybrid ink Deep Ocean.  The 4in letters were cut with my Silhouette and embossed with a wavy embossing folder.  The sea turtle was inked in Hero Arts Hybrid ink in Green Apple, Moss and Pine.

Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle

I hope you enjoyed this break from holiday projects…hehe.  Mahalo for stopping by!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking make it pop challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Make it Pop” 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

 

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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle

Hero Arts Congrats Stamp and Cut (which you could special order)

Hero Arts Hybrid ink in Green AppleMoss, Pine, Caramel and Deep Ocean

Hero Arts Ombre Ocean sequins


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Sparkly Tags with Hero Arts

Aloha and happy Tuesday friends!  With the holidays right around the corner, I need to start making tags for my stash.  Today’s post is using the Hero Arts Nesting Tag Dies  and those scraps of glittery paper lying around.

Sparkly Tags with Hero Arts

For the sentiment I used a variety of Distress Oxide inks in Salty Ocean, Candied Apple, Wild Honey and Lucky Clover from the stamp set Hero Arts Christmas Messages.  The best part…the stamp set is on SALE!!  It has a variety of great sentiments for all your holiday needs.  The scalloped edge is from Lawn Fawn’s Valentine Border dies.

Sparkly Tags with Hero Arts

I hope you’ll join in on our fun Winter Challenge for a chance to win!  Mahalo for stopping by!!

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Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook?so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

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.

 

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 with-in the shop.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Christmas Messages

Hero Arts Nesting Tag Dies

Distress Oxide inks: Salty Ocean, Candied Apple, Wild Honey and Lucky Clover

Lawn Fawn’s Valentine Border die