Wednesday, April 10, 2019

STAMPlorations Spring Fling 2019 - Day 10

Hello everyone! Hope you are enjoying the first days of spring. Springtime means that it's time for another edition of the STAMPlorations Spring FlingEvery spring, awesome, generous Shery from STAMPlorations does a grand big event with twelve days of giveaways. For 12 days we'll be sharing spring theme project which will hopefully inspire you to get creative too!
Every day there is a prize to be won by commenting on the STAMPlorations Spring Fling blog post and the designers' blog posts. You can comment until the 19th of April, and all winners will be announced in a big winner's post on April 22nd so don't forget to check in on the STAMPlorations blog to see if you are one of the lucky winners!
I'm chipping in with my spring inspired card for Day 10. The prize for day 10 is a choice of 1 4x8 stamp set.

I'm sharing a bright and happy card today. 

The coloring is inspired by the works of the amazing Alex Syberia and Sharon White. Both of these extremely talented ladies use dots in some form to color their images. While I didn't use dots on the flowers I've added dots with copic markers to add depth and texture to the background.

The gorgeous cherries are from the Charmed Cherry Blossoms set design by Shery. The 'gorgeous' in the sentiment is a CUTplorations die. I die cut individual letters from the Lowercase Alphabet Plate Die to create 'you'.
Don't forget that during the Spring Fling, the Spring Fling section in the STAMPlorations store is 25% off (no code needed). However, if you use my code STAMPGIRLJUHI at checkout, you can get up to 45% off!! 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

STAMPlorations Spring Fling 2019

Hello everyone! Hope you are enjoying the first days of spring. Springtime means that it's time for another edition of the STAMPlorations Spring FlingEvery spring, awesome, generous Shery from STAMPlorations does a grand big event with twelve days of giveaways. For 12 days we'll be sharing spring theme project which will hopefully inspire you to get creative too!
Every day there is a prize to be won by commenting on the STAMPlorations Spring Fling blog post and the designers' blog posts. You can comment until the 19th of April, and all winners will be announced in a big winner's post on April 22nd so don't forget to check in on the STAMPlorations blog to see if you are one of the lucky winners!
I'm chipping in with my spring inspired card for Day 6. The prize for day 6 is a choice of 1 cover plate thin metal die.
I've used this gorgeous Sunflower from the Happy Sunflower - Large set for my watercolor CAS card. I can never get enough of sunflowers! Some masking and watercoloring with Daniel Smith watercolors and my card is ready.
The sentiment is from Heartfelt Thanks - Shery Russ Designs . I feel one can never have enough thank you cards and this sentiment stamp is one of my favorite stamps, I love the message, the font, just everything about it! 

Don't forget that during the Spring Fling, the Spring Fling section in the STAMPlorations store is 25% off (no code needed). However, if you use my code STAMPGIRLJUHI at checkout, you can get up to 45% off!! 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

A Blog Named Hero: Crafter's Choice

Hello everyone and Happy New Year! I am back with my first post for 2019 for A Blog Named Hero. We have a brand new challenge for you, this month it's all about your choice. The theme for the month is 'Crafter's Choice'
You are free to create any themed project as long as Hero Arts products are in focus.
Here's what I made
I'm not so happy with the card photo but unfortunately, I spilled water on the finished card right after I took this photo so I can't take another one. In fact, I managed to spill water on 3 finished cards which I meant to send out yesterday....sigh...
I've used the Hero Floral Rose Stem stamp set which I've colored with TomBow makers and Derwent Inktense colored pencils.
Hope on over at the A Blog Named Hero blog for more gorgeous inspiration from my teammies. Don't forget to link up your Hero Arts projects, we love to see what you create!

Supplies Used:


White Detail Embossing Powder
White Detail Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts
MINI MISTI Laser Etched Tool
MINI MISTI Laser Etched Tool
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Hero Arts
Embossing Tool
Embossing Tool
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Hero Arts
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
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Hero Arts
Intense Black
Intense Black
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Hero Arts
DC151 Hello Stamp & Cut
DC151 Hello Stamp & Cut
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Hero Arts
CM260 Hero Florals Rose Stem
CM260 Hero Florals Rose Stem
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Hero Arts
DI198 NESTING RECTANGLE INFINITY DIES
DI198 NESTING RECTANGLE INFINITY DIES
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Hero Arts

Saturday, September 15, 2018

A Blog Named Hero Challenge: Monochromatic

Hello everyone! I'm so happy to be back for another term at A Blog Named Hero. This month's challenge theme is - Monochromatic.
I've used one of my all-time favorite Hero Arts Stamp Sets - Color Layering Sea Horse to make an ocean themed shaker card.

I created the background by sprinkling Ken Oliver Color Burst powder on watercolor paper and spraying water on it.


Hop on over to the A Blog Named Hero Blog to check what my teamies have created and join the fun! We can't wait to see what you create using your Hero Arts products.

Supplies Used:


Sea Aquas Dye Cubes
Sea Aquas Dye Cubes
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Hero Arts
MINI MISTI Laser Etched Tool
MINI MISTI Laser Etched Tool
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Hero Arts
Nesting Circle Infinity Dies
Nesting Circle Infinity Dies
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Hero Arts
Color Layering Seahorse
Color Layering Seahorse
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Hero Arts
Intense Black
Intense Black
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Hero Arts

Thursday, July 12, 2018

A Blog Named Hero Challenge: Birthday Cards

Hello everyone! I'm back with the Jul Challenge for the A Blog Named Hero. This month's theme is - Birthday Cards.
We can never have enough birthday cards, here's what I made.


I've done noline coloring with prismacolor pencils on Kraft. This is my first attempt at noline coloring with colored pencils, it took a very long time but it was so worth the effort!


Hop on over to the A Blog Named Hero Blog to check what my teamies have created and join the fun! We can't wait to see what you create using your Hero Arts products.

Supplies Used:




MINI MISTI Laser Etched Tool
MINI MISTI Laser Etched Tool
Shop at:
Hero Arts
Intense Black
Intense Black
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Hero Arts
Happy Stamp & Cut
Happy Stamp & Cut
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Hero Arts
CM263 Hero Florals Nasturtium
CM263 Hero Florals Nasturtium
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Hero Arts

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Happy 5th birthday STAMPlorations

We're celebrating STAMPlorations 5th Anniversary and we want you to be a part of the fun!  
As a part of the celebrations, I had to choose my 3 favorite cards to share with you. Here's my first favorite card. 
I've done a lot of masking to create this one layer card. I've used the beautiful True North set for the ship and the sentiment is from the Noteworthy 2 set
Here's my second favorite card
 Finally, here's my third favorite card
I just love how this card turned out! I've used distress oxide inks on the Shower of Flutters stencil, the sentiment is from the Heartfelt Rose set.
And now for some new projects, I love making floral cards and STAMPLorations has some gorgeous floral stamps. For my first card, I've used the gorgeous floral bouquet from Best Mom Ever - Dee's Artsy Impressions 
I stamped it multiple times around the edges of a watercolor panel and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The sentiment is from the Fond Expressions 2 - Shery Russ Designs set.

The second card features the In Bloom: Classic Calla Lilies - Shery Russ Designs set. I've colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers too.
Of course, we want YOU to be part of the festivities!
And that's how it works:
  • Link up your wish list HERE for a chance to be one of five winners of $25 worth of products on your list.
  • Leave comments on this blog and on the designers’ blogs throughout the month for a chance to be one of five winners of a $25 gift certificate.
  • CASE any of my projects and/or any projects from this post and all the posts we’ll be publishing in June. 
  • Link Up your project(s) HERE for a chance to be one of five winners of a $50 gift certificate.
Now, your turn to get crafty, CASE projects and share with us!
CASEing, commenting and linking up to the wishlist linky party end on July 3. Winners will be announced on July 10 on the STAMPlorations Blog. We're excited to see your beautiful projects fill the gallery.

Before you head to the full project post, check out the fantastic June Promotions Shery's offering at the STAMPlorations Store:
  • $5 Birthday Bash Surprise Bags (while supplies last)
  • 50% Off Flash Sale:  Every Monday: select products will be placed in the FLASH SALE category, where they will be 50% off automatically…no coupon code needed. Sale ends every Tuesday night at 11:59 pm Pacific. PLUS… take an extra 20% OFF when you use this code: STAMPGIRLJUHI
  • Freebie Days:  Every Wednesday to Sunday, all orders (no minimum) qualify for a free item (any in-stock 3×5 stamp or any word/phrase die up to $10 value)… PLUS… take an extra 20% OFF when you use this code:STAMPGIRLJUHI

Happy celebrating!
Hope you have time to play along!

Friday, June 15, 2018

A Blog Named Hero Challenge: Summertime Fun

Hello everyone! I'm back with the May Challenge for the A Blog Named Hero. This month's theme is - Summertime Fun.
It's summer here in California and Magnolias are in bloom everywhere! I live on a street lined with Magnolia trees, I love the giant flowers. I would like to get a closer look, but unfortunately, they are all so high up!
I've used the gorgeous Hero Florals Magnolia Stamp and watercolored it with Daniel Smith Watercolors. I'm experimenting with different watercolors and just starting out with Daniel Smiths. 
Hop on over to the A Blog Named Hero Blog to check what my teamies have created and join the fun!


Supplies Used:

White Detail Embossing Powder
White Detail Embossing Powder
Shop at:
Hero Arts
MINI MISTI Laser Etched Tool
MINI MISTI Laser Etched Tool
Shop at:
Hero Arts
Embossing Tool
Embossing Tool
Shop at:
Hero Arts
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Shop at:
Hero Arts
Intense Black
Intense Black
Shop at:
Hero Arts
CM261 Hero Florals Magnolia
CM261 Hero Florals Magnolia
Shop at:
Hero Arts
CM263 Hero Florals Nasturtium
CM263 Hero Florals Nasturtium
Shop at:
Hero Arts