Saturday, April 23, 2016

Use those Dies for A2Z Scrapbooking!

Happy Saturday friends!  I'm over at the a2z Scrapbooking blog  sharing a fun way to use those coordinating dies without the stamps.  There's also a little tip on keeping your die cuts exactly where you want them when trying to glue them down!

Here's a little sneaky peek of what I'm talkin' about!  I would love it if you hopped on over to take a look!!

For all my supplies you can find it at the a2z Scrapbooking store and use code NICKI15 for an extra 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.  The best part is a portion of the proceeds goes to support the Behcets and Celiac Disease communities.

MAHALO for stopping by!!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Meet Biscuit!

Hi friends and Happy Monday!  It's been whirlwind of events in my household celebrating 3 generations of birthdays within a week, having family in town and the addition of this new little fella...

Meet Biscuit!  He's a 2 month old Pomchi (Pomeranian/Chihuahua) from a coworker's litter.  All of his siblings (all girls) were sold and my coworker kept asking if anyone wanted him.  It just so happened my 10 year old has been asking for a puppy since her 5th birthday, but I just didn't feel it was the right time and totally unsure about taking care of a pet!  We fostered him for a weekend to see how he would do with the kiddos and everyone fell in love!!

So with a new puppy means I had to make a puppy card!

I combined Hero Arts Balloon Animal Birthday and die with Hero Arts Playful Animal.  I created the panel by diecutting a stitched rectangle.  I used distress inks to create a subtle blue background.  I then die cut the balloons using the coordinating dies.  I stamped up some solid balloons using Hero Arts ombre inks and die cut them as well to create more dimension to the shaker card.  I used the WRMK fuse tool to make the shaker (filled with Martha Stewart mini sterling stars) to keep the card from being too bulky.

I used Hero Arts Intense Black ink for the dog and sentiment and colored with copics.  I love that Hero Arts now has a copic friendly ink!!

That's my card for today!  I really liked adding the die cut balloons with the shaker balloons for dimension and fun.  Definitely a perk to have coordinating die cuts with your stamps!!
Mahalo for stopping by!!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Congrats Cranes for A2Z Scrapbooking

Happy Aloha Friday friends!  I'm over at a2z Scrapbooking blog today to share some watercoloring and heat embossing...a winning combination in my book...hehe.  Would love it if you stopped on by!

Here's a little sneaky peek...

I would love it if you stopped on by!  My supplies can be found over at the a2z Scrapbooking store. Use code NICKI15 for 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.  

Friday, April 1, 2016

Mother's Day Bloom

Happy April friends!

We've started up a new challenge over at a2z Scrapbooking using watercolors!  I'm a huge fan of watercoloring and was super excited to use some Hero Arts goodies from the latest catalog.

For my sentiment I heat embossed Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder using Hero Arts Kelly's Outline Letter and used some watercoloring to highlight the words.  Then I took the Hero Arts Paper Layering Mum Flower and die cut the corner of the stitched rectangle piece.  Each petal was watercolored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I added an enamel dot and some sequins for more bling and mounted the watercolor panel on a scalloped rectangle die cut and then my card front.

I think watercoloring is such a fun and easy way to add color to any image or die cut!  I hope you'll join the challenge for your chance to win $25 to the store!!  The stamping and die cuts can be purchased at a2z Scrapbooking and if you use code NICKI15 on your purchase of $25 or more you can get a 15% discount.  A portion of the proceeds goes to helping the Celiac and Behcets autoimmune communities.

Mahalo for stopping by!

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