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Monday, December 4, 2017

December My Monthly Hero - Release + Giveaway!

Hello and welcome! It's the first Monday of the month so you know why I'm making an appearance here on my blog - it's time for the December My Monthly Hero release from Hero Arts! This month the kit will take you on a magic carpet ride. Not gonna lie, I was singing "A Whole New World..." the entire time I was creating with this month's kit!

I made a ton of projects with the kit - if you head over to the Hero Arts website, you will see them on the main homepage slider, as well as the page for the December kit. While I love the man and woman images from the kit (aka Aladdin and Jasmine, am I right?), I'm showing this one here today...


There's so many awesome things going on with this card! First, I colored the camel with my Zig Clean Color markers, and die cut him with the matching Frame Cut.


For the background, I used the stencil that's included in the kit (isn't it gorgeous??) with some embossing paste. Hero Arts included TCW's modeling paste as an optional add-on this month. This stuff is super fun - I recommend you give it a try if you've never used it. I put a little pile of it on my craft mat, and tinted it with an Orchid re-inker. It also works to tint it with your ink pad. I'll be sharing an Instagram story about how to do this today - be sure to check it out if you're interested, I'm stampinlibby on IG. After the embossing paste was completely dry, I used the frame portion of the window die cut included in the kit to cut out the shape. A bit of Stickles on top added a little shimmer, and I finished the card with a message from the kit and some gold glitter cardstock from my stash.


Here's a look at this month's awesome kit. It comes with FIVE exclusive inks - very nice!
Now it's time to hop! Be sure to visit all of these blogs and leave comments - Hero Arts will be giving away one kit to a lucky commenter, selected from the comments left across all of the blogs in the hop. You have until Sunday, December 10th to get those comments in, and the winner will be announced at a later date on the Hero Arts blog.

The Hero Arts Blog
Yana Smakula
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Wanda Guess
Lydia Fiedler
Amy Tsuruta
Janette Kausen
May Park
Michelle Short
Clare Prezzia
Libby Hickson (you are here!)
Ilina Crouse
Kelly Latevola

Be sure to get your kit asap - once they're gone, that's it! The other items in the release will be re-stocked, but not the main December kit. Kits begin shipping on Friday, December 7.

I'll be back this week with more examples from this month's awesome release!

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December My Monthly Hero
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TCW White Modeling Paste
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Hero Arts Orchid Bold Ink
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Whimsy Wednesdays - Take 2!

It's time for another Whimsy Wednesday! I needed to rev up my creativity, it's been in hiding lately - so I thought what would be better for that than coloring this absolutely gorgeous Mistletoe Fairy from Whimsy Stamps?! I think I actually gasped when I saw this stamp on their site - it's so so so pretty!


I began by coloring her with my Copics, using my favorite group of colors - purples! She has mistletoe, but what's wrong with a little purple at Christmas time? Answer: absolutely nothing!

Once I was finished coloring, I also added massive amounts of glitter glue. Just because shimmer and shine make me happy! Here's a tilted view for maximum shine.


Finishing up the card, I die cut the colored fairy using my oval dies, and mounted her with some very old purple cardstock that's been in my stash for ages. Literally - this is from 10+ years ago when I was a Stampin' Up demo. Do they even make Orchid Opulence anymore? No idea. The message is from a great clear set of messages from Whimsy Stamps called Snowflake Wishes. I embossed it in silver on vellum, then die cut it with my same oval die so it would line up perfectly. The glittery silver corners are from the Hero Arts Snowflakes die set. And I finished the card with some sequins.


 It's so much fun to color these Whimsy Stamps - check them out if you haven't already!
Wishing you peace, love and joy - thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, November 6, 2017

November My Monthly Hero - Release + Giveaway!

Hello!! It's my favorite day of the month - Hero Arts release day! Yay! November's My Monthly Hero is another fun one, perfect for making Christmas tags and other goodies for the holidays! Today I'm sharing a card I created using some of the optional add-ons introduced with this month's release.


Today's card features a super sweet new stamp set called Winter Animals. It's a bunch of animal silhouette stamps. There are several bears, which I adore - I chose this handsome fella who's out enjoying the winter evening. I watercolored a strip of watercolor paper using my Daniel Smith paints, then die cut the shape with the fantastic new Tag Frames Infinity Dies. These are so useful - I'll be reaching for them all the time!! The message from the set was embossed in white on black cardstock, then cut out in strips. Snowflakes were added in unicorn white ink - the snowflake stamp is from another new set, Holiday Badges. My good ol' Stickles made a nice snowy ground, and I finished off the card with some sequins from the Frost mix. I love that it includes little stars!

I actually made a bunch of these, don't they look fun all piled together? Don't worry, I waited for the Stickles to dry (which of course was too long for my liking). hee hee


In case you missed it, I also created a couple tags this month - they were on the Hero Arts blog yesterday. I used other new products - the Paper Layering Santa Tag, Snowflake Tag Fancy Die and the beautiful Snowflake Pattern Bold Prints - and I combined them with messages from the main kit. Be sure to check them out on the Hero Arts blog for more detail!
 

And here's a closer look at the main kit, so much fun!! I created a few more projects with it - you can see them over on the Hero Arts website on the November page.

And now, let's hop! Be sure to visit all of these blogs and leave comments - Hero Arts will be giving away one kit to a lucky commenter, selected from the comments left across all of the blogs in the hop. You have until Sunday, November 12 to get those comments in, and the winner will be announced at a later date on the Hero Arts blog.

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Laurie Willison
Wanda Guess
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Lydia Fiedler
May Park
Ilina Crouse
Heather Ruwe
Janette Kausen
Clare Prezzia
Libby Hickson (you are here!)

I'm the last stop on the hop - now head on over to the store and grab your kit before they are gone! The kits will begin shipping on November 10. Don't want to ever miss a kit? Subscribe!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Hero Arts My Monthly Hero November 2017
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Hero Arts Winter Animals
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Hero Arts Tag Frames Infinity Dies
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Hero Arts Happy Hanukkah
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Hero Arts Paper Layering Santa Tag
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Hero Arts Snowflake Tag Fancy Die
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Hero Arts Holiday Badges
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Hero Arts Holiday Labels
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Hero Arts Watercolor Dot Palette
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Hero Arts Frost Sequin Mix
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Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink
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Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Snow Folded Cards
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Hero Arts Snow Layering Paper
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Hero Arts Tag Inifinity Dies
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Hero Arts Festive Star & Bauble Stencil
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Hero Arts Snowflake Pattern Bold Prints
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Hero Arts Festive Bauble Bold Prints
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