Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pineapples with Hero Arts!

Aloha friends!  I'm over at a2z Scrapbooking  sharing the super fun Color Layering Pineapple set by Hero Arts.


Hop on over to see what these turned into!  The Hero Arts Hybrid inks look AMAZING on Hero Arts Kraft Color Layering Paper.  Talk about vibrant and detailed!  See ya there!!

Mahalo for stopping by!!!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Destination Hawaii with Hero Arts

Happy Saturday friends!  I'm over at a2z Scrapbooking sharing some prep work for Christmas cards.


 I use this Destination Hawaii stamp frequently and love all of the elements...just so fun!  There are so many different techniques you can use with this as well.

Here's a little sneaky peak of what you'll find over at a2z Scrapbooking...


I have a couple more color combinations for you to check out so hop on by!

Mahalo for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ice Cream Bowl with Hero Arts

Have you seen the latest Hero Arts Winter Catalog?  It got me excited for cooler weather and reminded me of one of my favorite sets from last Christmas Merry Cactus to You.  Then I got the idea to use one of the pots and turn it into an ice cream bowl.  The pot turned bowl was perfect for 3 scoops!


To get that "creamy" effect I used Hero Arts Unicorn ink on colored cardstock, then stamped the detail with a matching ink color. My son recently discovered Neopolitan ice cream on his birthday which was the inspiration for the flavor choice on today's card!


Each scoop was cut with the matching die and then adhered to my card panel that used a circle stitched die for a fun background.  To complete the mound of ice cream I topped it with a cherry and some glossy accents for dimension.


Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Friday, July 8, 2016

Going Monochromatic with Hero Arts

Happy Aloha Friday friends!



I'm over at the a2z Scrapbooking blog sharing a monochromatic card with a fun technique by Jennifer McGuire!  I would love it if you checked it out!!  Have you tried a technique from a crafty idol?  I'm always worried it won't come out, but my post shares how I got started!

As always my supplies are from a2z Scrapbooking, an awesome store run by volunteers whose proceeds benefit the Celiac and Behcet's communities.  Use code NICKI15 for 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.  MAHALO!!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Heart Window for a2z Scrapbooking Challenge

Happy Aloha Friday friends!  Can you believe we're already in July?!  I'm trying to soak up every bit of summer with the family, but we haven't even made it to the beach yet.  Hence today's card...


For my card front I wanted a tone on tone look to not take away from my scene in the heart window.


I used Hero Arts Basic Grey Tiny Flowers & Dots Mint Julip with Versamark ink. If you LOVE background stamps like I do, you'll love that this is on sale at the store for only $2.50!  After stamping my background I used the Hero Arts So Sorry Stamp and Cut (the largest heart die) to create a window.  On the inside of my card I adhered my Hawaii scene created with the Hero Arts Hawaii Destinationwhite heat embossed, and watercolored with Tombow markers.


Over at a2z Scrapbooking we're having an ANYTHING GOES challenge! Now's the time to get out those Hero Arts products and use them on a project for your chance to win $25 to the store

 For the products I used or anything in the a2z Scrapbooking store use code NICKI15 for 15% off your purchase of $25 or more to help the Behcet's and Celiac communities.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Playing with Die Cuts over at a2z Scrapbooking

Aloha and happy Thursday friends!  I'm over at a2z Scrapbooking (I'm praying the linky works, thank you all for your patience each time my linky didn't work) sharing a fun way to use those dies.
Here's a little sneaky peek...


Supplies can be special ordered through a2z Scrapbooking and the best part is proceeds go to helping the Behcet's and Celiac communities.  Use code NICKI15 for an extra 15% off your purchase of $25 or more!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop with a2z Scrapbooking!


Oh boy, oh boy!  It's here!!  The Coffee Blog Hop is my most FAVORITE hop and I look forward to each one!!!  It's so fun to see everyone's creations and of course the chance for prizes is too good to pass up!

Today I'm with the gals over at a2z Scrapbooking sharing our favorite Hero Arts products with the summer theme.

Here's my card...


I used the fun Hero Arts Paper Layering Palm Tree Pair fancy die and colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I used a Mini Ink blending tool to create the sun with Hero Arts Bold Ink in Dandelion and then smudged some Pool ink  on the edges.  For the "sand" I used some kraft paper torn and inked up the edges with the ombre ink Sand to Chocolate Brown.  My coffee cups are from Kelly's Portland and colored with bright colors for a summer feel.  (side note the hubby was not a fan...lol).  Finally for the sentiment (not to take away from the scene) is from an older Hero Arts Everyday Sayings.



For the supplies I've used on my card and more fun Hero Arts supplies head on over to a2z Scrapbooking and use code NICKI15 for 15% off $25 or more purchase.  Proceeds from the store helps the Behcets and Celiac communities. Big mahalo for stopping by!



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