Hero Arts Scramble 128

Yesterday/today was another fun Scramble. Barb was the host this time and her theme was an angle. It was nice of Barb to do a 24 hour Scramble so more folks around the world could participate. Me well I had 24 hours but I still went over the time a little bit. Saturday was a stressful day with taking our dog to the vet so I wasn’t feeling it so I waited until Sunday morning.


Background – Richard Garay die Stripe Pattern

Flowers – Hero Arts For You Flowers (CL944), Gold Wink of Stella

Hero Arts Ink – Passion Flower, Raspberry Jam, Grape Juice, Butter Bar, Fresh Peach, Orange Soda

Greeting – Shiny gold paper, Simon Says Stamp HB Diecember (SSSD111559)

Since I just went to Stamp & Scrapbook Expo I was excited to use something new. How did Barb know I would buy an angled die and how did I know to buy it for the Scramble? Ha. I just thought this die was a little different than my usual so I got it.

The flowers are from Hero Arts set For You Flowers which is a color layering set and I just got it in the mail from HA in the last couple days. I love the look of the layers but you have to stamp many times to get everything lined up so I probably spent close to an hour getting the perfect layered flowers. The small flower does not have layers so I stamped it and watered down some ink and brushed it on them so they would no look so plain. The middle of the flowers I colored with gold Wink of Stella. I hand cut all the flowers.

The greeting is cut with a Simon Says Stamp die. I cut that out of shiny gold paper which cut all the way through better than I thought it would.

I’m entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge 40.

Valentines Cards

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The first card I made two of them. One for my son and one for my Dad. The second I made for my hub during Hero Arts Scramble 126.

Card on the left..

For the background I used an Impression Obsession stamp Wooden Plank. I put two different colors of Distress Ink on the stamp and stamped that on white paper. The heart is a prize from Heather from one of the Hero Arts Scrambles. It is an Xcut die. The greeting is stamped on kraft either embossed or in Hero Arts Royal Red ink and from Hero Arts set Celebrate Every Day (CL498).

Card on the right… 

This was for Betty’s Scramble and the theme was an inspiration photo. SCRAMBLE #126 INSPIRATION by bettijo (Betty)

I did hearts, branches and xoxo for my card.
Hero Arts stamps – Love Jar (CL673) & Everyday Sayings (CL342).
I stamped the jar with silver pigment ink and then created a mask to cover most of the lid so I could stamp the branches with Memento Rich Cocoa.
I used a Simon Says Stamp stencil called Balloon & Patterns to add the hearts. I used some white paste and added alcohol ink to color it. It was taking awhile to dry!
The sentiment is stamped with Hero Arts Royal Red ink which is probably my favorite ink color.
The background paper is from a 6X6 pad.

I am entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #38.


Hero Arts Scramble 127

Linda hosted the Scramble today and the theme was flowers and insects. A great theme since I love flowers.


I used Distress mini pads to add the colors to the stamp. I then sprayed it with water and stamped. The lady bug and the dragonfly are stamped in the same way. The dragon fly has some clear Wink of Stella on it and has two colors of Distress Ink some was put on with my finger. The ladybug and the dragonfly are both raised up with foam tape. The greeting is stamped with Distress Ink but not sprayed with water.
Hero Arts Stamps – Antique Engravings (CL383), It’s Your Day (CL661) and Blooming Meadow (CG171).
Distress Ink Colors – Abandoned Coral, Lucky Clover, Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Wilted Violet.

I am entering this in the Hero Arts Challenge which is all about flowers. Hero Arts Challenge

Hero Arts Scramble 124

Today’s Scramble was hosted by Janet and she came up with a fun, unique and challenging Scramble. Here are the two options. I did one of each. I am not sure how I pulled off two cards in the 90 minutes but once in a great while it happens. These are the type that you have to do more thinking for and I like that!

I used Option A for this card.

Option A:

2 – Use TWO colours – red and blue Prismacolor pencils. I just colored lighter and darker to “change” the color. The silver is a neutral Wink of Stella pen.
0 – NO die cutting
1 – Use ONE image – The snow people is a Hero Arts stamp called Snowpeople Border (H099).
6 – Use SIX embellishments – snowflake sequins and white iridescent sequins.
The sentiment was from Hero Arts set Thanks a Bunch (CL663) stamped with a pigment ink which I don’t do very often.

I used Option B this time.

Option B:
2 – Use TWO images – The snowman with the snowflakes (Hero Arts stamp Let It Snow CG233) is one stamped image and the snowflakes in the background one snowflake (Hero Arts set Designer snowflakes CL622) stamped multiple times.
0 – NO embellishments
1 – ONE diecut – The diecut is the square Spellbinders die Marvelous Squares (S4-383).
6 – SIX colours – red, green, blue, yellow, purple, green
Colored with my new Prismacolor colored pencils.
Snowflakes in the background stamped with Versamark frost which I used more this season than ever before.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts set Thanks a Bunch (CL663).




Hero Arts Scramble 123


This card was done for Kim’s Scramble 123. The theme was to use itty bitty stamps to make a Christmas background. This was a fun theme. It got me using my Misti which made things a whole lot easier. I have had my Misti since June and have pretty much not used it.  I watched a talented you man demo several different ways to use it recently and it reminded me to get that thing out and use it. All the stamps from the background and sentiment are from Hero Arts set Holiday Petals and Leaves (CL787). The ink for the greeting is Delicata Golden Glitz and for the background Color Box Frost White.  I discovered that Delicate Gold pigment ink does not hold on to embossing powder very well while making this. The shape for the sentiment was cut with Spellbinders die Fancy Label Tags One (S2-099).

This year has been fun so far making cards for Christmas because I started early and have lots of ideas. This Scramble just added to the fun. It was also a little easier since I had my stuff out and had my mind on card making for Christmas.

Hero Arts Scramble 121 – Tags with Recycled Items

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I got up at 6:30 am this morning and watched the sun come up. This is a thing that only happens a few times a year. Actually I got up to participate in the Hero Arts Scramble. It is early for me but I love the Scrambles and there are only a few left until next year.

Heather hosted Scramble 121 and her theme was use some recycled items and make tags. What a great idea! Hero Arts is a green company and Heather noted that and I also appreciate that.

The reindeer tag is made from an envelope that a gift card came it that I have been saving. The brown twine I cut off from it and made the bow. I cut the whole back part off of the envelope. The red paper is Bazzill textured paper. The reindeer is Hero Arts stamp Reindeer (CG240) stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa. I colored the reindeer with Copics. The antlers have Wink of Stella on them which you probably can’t see in the photo. The snow hill is made with Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter. If you want a smoother glitter look don’t use 3-N-1 glue. On the one hand it makes it more textured but it just depends on the look you are after.
The sentiment is from the Hero Arts set Peace & Joy (CL880) and embossed.
The ink around the edges of the white card stock is VersaMagic Wheat chalk ink. Note to self this ink takes awhile to dry. I smeared it some while working on the other parts.

The peace & joy tag is cut and embossed with a Spellbinders die called Build a Tag Two (SCD-011). The sentiment is from a set I just got by Hero Arts called Peace & Joy (CL880) and embossed with Judikins Aegean Silver embossing powder. The recycled items are the ribbon and the poinsettia which came in the packaging with my Hero Arts order.