Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Online Card Class GIVEAWAY!

You don’t have to be an Impressionist painter to create watercolor masterpieces! Explore the many different (and easy!) ways to create beautiful watercolor effects in Online Card Classes’ Watercolor for Cardmakers.

Join Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, Jennifer Rsaza, and friends (including me!) for a fun-filled, all-video, two-week course packed with inspiring, approachable techniques. Starting with easy soft sky washes and progressing to darling hand-painted images, this class is tailor-made for the both the aspiring artist and the cardmaker who wants to add to her go-to collection of on-trend techniques. 

Class includes over 30 videos and even more card ideas from top artists with a variety of styles. Visit Online Card Classes to sign up for Watercolor for Cardmakers today, and discover for yourself the fantastic looks you can create with watercolors! (Class begins May 5 but you will have lifetime access to the content.)

I get to give away ONE class spot!! Just leave a comment on this post before 12midnight CDT on Sunday April 20th and I'll announce the winner Monday morning. Please leave your email address in your comment for a better chance to win! ex. shari@example dot com

Thanks and good luck!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Simon Says Stamp May 2014 Card Kit!!

Hi everyone! I'm here to show you the May 2014 Card kit from Simon Says Stamp!

I love this kit for it's boyness! Is that a word? lol We all could use a little help creating for the guys in our lives.

I've created a quick card with the kit but making this more of an all American boy look using some new inks from Simon.

Do you see a hint of Soft Navy and Smoke ink? LOVE these colors!!!

I've put together a video for you with a walk through of the kit and my card. 

Thanks everyone for stopping by, hope you have a chance to check out the card kit before it sells out!


Friday, April 04, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp Blog hop for the Mothers & Fathers 2014 release!!! I'm so excited to show you some of the images we've created for this release… from pregnant birds for mother's to be, to beautiful Springtime flowers. This release is sure to inspire you to get creative!!!!

For my hop card, I've used the We're Expecting Stamp set and dies. The simple design makes coloring easy… and I finally pulled out my color pencils to use on them.

I wanted this to look like the Momma bird is telling a younger bird that she is having a baby. The versatility of these images allow you to position them in many ways… even flying!

I've created a video of the whole process, including my coloring.

We have a really fun giveaway for this release hop! We will be randomly picking one commenter from each stop on the hop to win 2 brand new, not-yet released ink pads and coordinating packs of cardstock from the new color collection coming out on April 15, 2014!! Just leave a comment on each of the blog posts as you hop along to be entered in the random drawings. The giveaways will stay open untilThursday April 10, 2014 at 6:00pm EST and the winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Friday April 11, 2014.

Thanks for hopping by!

Now on to my friend the amazing and incredible Jennifer McGuire!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

A Blog Named Hero Birthday Blog Hop!

Happy Second Birthday to A Blog Named Hero!!!

I'm so honored to be a part of this celebration! Hero Arts is of course very near and dear to my heart, and I am excited to show you a card I did to say Happy Birthday to a Blog Named Hero! This card may look complicated, but it's really super easy!

I decided to have a party on a card by using bright colors of Distress ink and some of my treasured Hero Arts stamps from the Stamp Your Story collection. The technique is easy, just ink the stamps with your favorite colors of Distress ink, mist and stamp on to watercolor paper. When you're done and things are dry, stamp with circles using black ink.

To finish things off… add the party favors of sequins and sprinkles!

And now I'll direct you on to the amazing Lisa Stein!

If you get lost along the way on the hop, you can always head back to 

 Be sure to leave comments along your way on the hop to better your chance to win some goodies from either of our sponsors (Hero Arts or Simon Says Stamp).

Thanks for coming by!