Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I think I'm in love...

I was just looking at the Hero Arts Blog, and they had the link to their 2009 Catalog "What's Cooking" supplement, and I fell in love.

If you've been reading my blog over the past few months, you know I have an affinity for all things french. SO when I saw these two sets, I immediately started pining away for them. I'm posting this not only for you, my lovely readers, but for myself as well, so I can always find these again (I bookmark stuff and forget about it, so my blog is the best place for me to place small reminders.)

As soon as I can find these perfect, beautiful, amazing stamp sets, I'm buying them. Yes sirree...

So here they are:

C'Est Chouette

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A few more elephant cards...I just can't resist!

Hello all!

I have two more cards that I made with those adorable Hero Arts elephant stamps! I just love these guys!

On this first card, I sewed the BasicGrey patterned paper and the cream cardstock. Oh, and the back paper is from an old reader's digest book. I just crumpled it up and used DistressInk Tea Dye on it. I love how it looks! It is for a friend of mine...who is a guy, and I always have the hardest time making "masculine" cards. (Even for my hubby!) And since it's for my friend's birthday, I drew a little cupcake on the elephant's nose.

Stamps: Hero Arts Elephants (CL280)
Ink: Tim Holtz's Distress Ink Tea Dye, ColorBox Chalk Inks Chestnut Roan, VersaFine Jet Black
Markers: Close to my Heart Spring Blossom
Patterened Paper: Basic Grey Boxer "Pocket Watch" and "Corduroy"
Flowers: Prima Marketing Aututmn Green
Brown and Mustard Rhinestone, Gelly Roll Stardust Clear pen

And the next card is with one of the sayings from the elephant set. The tree stamp is Hero Arts, and the hearts on the pink cardstock (I'm not sure if you can see them well in the picture) are Heidi Grace Designs. I used some Icicle Stickles on the edge on top of the green ink. (And I somehow managed to get some of the pieces a little crooked...whoops!)

Stamps: Hero Arts Elephants (CL280), Swirl Tree (E4935), and Heidi Grace stamps
Ink: VersaFine Jet Black, Colorbox Chalk Ink Lime Pastel, Orchid Pastel, and Lavendar, VersaMark ink
Heart Puffy Stickers: K&Company
Icicle stickles, clear rhinestones, and Scallop scissors (ProvoCraft)

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

An adorable elephant and my favorite stamp of all time...

Good afternoon everyone!

I think my "Happy Spring" card worked...it is really starting to feel like Spring. Well, temporarily, that is. It is supposed to get cold again. But I have to say, the rain and the sunshine and the 55 degree weather yesterday really inspired me to create a little! Much more than I've been inspired lately. So, I just had to share some of my projects.

The first card is one I made for this week's HeroArts challenge...you have to use your favorite HeroArts product. I still have to upload it the to the gallery, but I wanted to put it on here first!

My favorite Hero Arts stamp is the French Script stamp...and I used it with the French themed collage stamp by HeroArts as well. Oh, and I was so happy when I remembered that my Cuttlebug Script Embossing Folder matched perfectly!

Stamps: Hero Arts Collage Take Time (H4777) and Old French Writing (H2365)
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Script Texture
Ink: VersaFine Jet Black, ColorBox Chalk Ink Chestnut Roan and Charcoal
Icicle Stickles, Prima Flowers, Clear Rhinestones

I made this next card with stamps from Unity Stamp Co. and Heidi Grace. I stamped the flower image with purple ColorBox Ink (I can't remember the name though...sorry!) and embossed it with clear embossing powder, then used some Stickles to accent the flowers.

Stamps: Unity Stamp Company "Spring in the Mail" and Heidi Grace
Ink: Colorbox and VersaFine Jet Black
Scallop scissors, icicle stickles, clear embossing powder

And the last project I am sharing with you today is the little notebook I covered up. It is one of those $1 notebooks from Michael's, and I covered it with cream cardstock. The stamps are from HeroArts...and they are one of their new releases! I just love these little elephants!!!

Stamps: Hero Arts Elephants (CL280)
Ink: VersaFine Jet Black, Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid, and ColorBox Chalk Inks Olive Pastel, Lavendar, Blue Lagoon, Lipstick, Charcoal, and Orchid Pastel
Patterned Paper: BasicGrey Eva "Noble"
Icicle Stickles, Scalloped edge scissors by ProvoCraft

Well, thanks for looking at all of them! I hope you have a great day!