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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.


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.


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 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.








Hi, crafty friends! It’s Chark here today to show you a project I made for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. When I think coffee, I think caffeine and when I think caffeine, I think of being a parent with a young kid. Where DO they get their energy?! I made up a little gift bag but this could also be turned into a card. You could fill this for new parents with a coffee gift card, caffeinated chocolate bars (my college-age daughter loves them), or any kind of fun new-parent gifts.


I stamped the Lil Hoot owl stamps first and colored them with Prismacolors. Then I added eyelids with a thin marker to make the big owl look sleepy. I mounted them on a copper colored stenciled background and added the digi sentiment below their branch. Then I just layered the panel on corrugated cardboard from some packaging and some blue pearl paper.

I think this would be a hit at a baby shower.

Here’s a close-up.


If you want to see more coffee goodness, hop over to the personal blogs of our talented Design Team at these links. Hope you’ll join in the Spring Hop and link up your project! I’m wishing you good luck on the plethora of prizes to be had on the hop, including the $25 gift code to a2z Scrapbooking Supplies!






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And check out this month’s Embossing Challenge using your Hero Arts stencils, stamps or dies to try to win another $25 gift card to the store. You can go browse the pretty things at the store here if you want to plan ahead for your wins 🙂

Here are some coffee products you might want to check out available from Hero Arts. And if you visit the design team blogs, you’ll find a 15% discount available for orders of $25 or more before shipping.

So it’s like you’re losing money if you don’t order and, really, no one wants that. You’re welcome. emoticonblog


Kelly’s Coffee and Donuts Inks



Caffeine Fix Digital Stamps

Kelly’s Coffee and Donuts Mini Stamps

Coffee and Cake Ink Cube

Thanks for stopping by! The items I used are below. If it’s sold out in the store, just click the aqua Request Button on the store site and ask for it. We’ll get it to you asap at no extra charge! And that goes for ANY Hero Arts product you’re interested in.


Lil Hoot stamps and dies

Caffeine Fix digi stamps

Stencil Stars

Copper Embossing Paste

Pearlescent Paper

Striped Ribbon