Sunday, July 23, 2017

Reef Border for a2z Scrapbooking

Have you seen the Hero Arts Reef Border Die?  It's stunningly intricate, super easy to use and perfect for ANY occasion!

Stop by the a2z Scrapbooking blog to check it out!

Mahalo and have a great day!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Fintastic Card with a2z Scrapbooking

Aloha and happy Saturday friends!  I played with the latest Hero Arts Manatee Stamp and Cut and had so much fun!!  Stop on by a2z Scrapbooking to see how I used this "dress up" set.

Here's a little sneaky peek...

See ya over at a2zscrapbooking!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Shaped Cards with a2z Scrapbooking

Aloha and happy Thursday!  Can you believe summer is here?!  This month's challenge over at 
a2z Scrapbooking  is all  about those shaped cards so get out those dies and use them to their full advantage!  I made mini sea turtle shaped cards and boy are they cute!

Here's how...

I used the sea turtle die at the edge of a fold to create my mini shaped card.  Then I die cut another piece in green cardstock to stamp on and adhere to the front of my mini card.

I found that die cutting the sea turtle helped with placement of stamping their legs and head.  I used Hero Arts Hybrid inks in Moss and Pine (see supply list below).

I made a his and her shaped card by adding a little hibiscus flower on one of them inked in Hero Arts Hybrid Ink in Dandelion and Tangerine.  I hope you'll join us this month for a chance to win $25 to the a2z Scrapbooking store!

Mahalo for stopping by!

Hero Arts Pine Hybrid Ink
Hero Arts Tangerine Hybrid Ink
Hero Arts Dandelion Hybrid Ink

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Money/Gift Cards for the Graduate with a2z Scrapbooking

Aloha and happy Tuesday!  I'm over at the a2z Scrapbooking blog sharing a fun way to use those dies!


Hop on over to check it out!

Mahalo for stopping by!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Birthday Sentiment with A2Z Scrapbooking

Aloha and happy Monday friends!  Want a quick and easy way to make a feminine and masculine birthday card?  I'm over at the a2z Scrapbooking blog to share 2 cards using the sentiment as my focal point for our monthly challenge!

We're also doing a design team call for the term from July through December 2017!

If you love working with Hero Arts products, then this is the the Design Team for you!  Check out all the details HERE.

Mahalo for stopping by!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Birthday Butterflies for A2Z Scrapbooking

Aloha and happy Sunday friends!  I'm over at the a2z Scrapbooking blog sharing some birthday butterflies using this fun stamp set...

I hope you'll stop on by to check it out!  Don't forget there's still time to enter our monthly challenge for a chance to win $25 to the store!!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Blog Named Hero's 5th Anniversary Bash Celebration!

Aloha!  What an honor to be a part of this exciting 5th Anniversary celebration for
A Blog Named Hero!!  I'm Niki G. and I am a former A Blog Named Hero design team member from last year. A big shout out to Lisa and Jessica for continuing to bring crafty inspiration daily with A Blog Named Hero.

Even more exciting is there are prizes to be won just for hopping and commenting along the way! The hop is over two days and there are different giveaway prizes to be won each day. Check out the info at the end of the blog post!!

On to the celebration with my card...

Hero Arts came out with a beautiful Peacock Feather Stencil and I thought I'd used the emboss resist technique. Initially I used Distress Ink in Black Soot and Versarmark ink keeping the stencil in place. After removing the stencil I added Hero Arts Clear Embossing powder to set the black ink and allow me to use several Distress Ink colors (Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover and Wilted Violet) in the negative space!

I completed the look with the sentiment from Hero Arts Cheers Messages by Lia embossed in Judikins Egyptian Gold embossing powder on black cardstock die cut with Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables.

A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for our wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies!  Several companies decided to help us celebrate our fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were so generous that we decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day!  Giveaway prizes total more than $500!  To win, leave a comment on each hop stop.  We will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning!  And be sure to visit the Saturday post from A Blog Named Hero for the list of Saturday hoppers and prizes!  Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th.

Today's prizes include the following: 
Good luck and happy hopping!!**

Next on the hop is Lin Brandyberry! Hop on by to check out how she's celebrating the 5th anniversary of A Blog Named Hero!!

Mahalo for stopping by!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Giggle with Hero Arts!

Aloha friends!  Today I'm over at a2z Scrapbooking  sharing a funny card.  I hope you'll hop on over and take a look.  I'm using this set by Hero Arts called Irreverent Messages...

Can you guess what little icon I used?  Leave a comment over on the blog with every post until the end of March and you'll have a chance to win $25 to the a2z Scrapbooking!


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Playing with Stencils at a2z Scrapbooking!

Happy Wednesday friends!  I'm over at a2z Scrapbooking playing with this beauty...

and these...

I would love it if you stopped on by!  There are 2 chances to win a $25 gift certificate to a2z Scrapbooking...go check it out!!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Watercolor and Floral Border on A2Z Scrapbooking

Happy Thursday friends! Have you seen the latest Hero Arts products for 2017?!   I'm over at the a2z Scrapbooking blog today playing with this beautiful, new die found at a2z Scrapbooking...

This die is super versatile for any occasion and I'd love it if you hopped on by to see what I did with it!

Want a chance to win $25 to a2z Scrapbooking?  Join our monthly challenge with this month's theme "Any Shade of Red." Don't want to wait for a challenge?  How about using code NICKI15 for 15% off your purchase of $25 or more!  Happy shopping!!

Mahalo for stopping by!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Red Royal Shaker with Hero Arts

It's Wednesday and that means I'm over at a2z Scrapbooking sharing another card inspired by our latest challenge "Any Shade of Red."

I'm playing with this shade of red today...

It's absolutely gorgeous by itself and as a tone on tone!  Stop on by to see my Red Royal Shaker card using some fun Hero Arts products from the a2z Scrapbooking store!  There's even the new Hero Arts 2017 catalog release!!

Have fun shopping and use code NICKI15 for 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sending You...with a2z Scrapbooking

Aloha and happy February!  Its the start of a new challenge over at a2z Scrapbooking and we're getting in the mood for Valentine's Day for our challenge of "Any Shade of Red."

Of course I had to get out my Hero Arts Ombre Ink Light Ruby to Red Royal for the challenge!  I love making quick and easy backgrounds with all the ombre inks by just a quick swipe.  For some added fun I die cut some hearts using Hero Arts So Sorry Stamp and Cut and layered over a card panel before swiping to create a cool border.  Keep in mind the thicker your paper the bigger your border...kinda cool I thought!

I took the sentiment from Hero Arts Color Layering Graphic Flowers and just inked up the sending you.

That's it for me!  I hope you all will join us for this fun challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store!!

Mahalo for stopping by!!!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Valentine Grams for A2Z Scrapbooking

Aloha and happy Monday friends!

I'm over at a2z Scrapbooking Blog sharing what I made for the kiddos using these...

I would love it if you stopped on by!  Don't forget to join us for this month's Anything Goes Challenge for your chance to win $25 to the a2z Scrapbooking store!!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Wedding Bloom with A2Z Scrapbooking

Aloha and happy Sunday friends!  I'm over at the a2z Scrapbooking blog sharing a wedding card using the bride and groom's theme color coral and navy blue.

I've used this fun and versatile die...

I would love it if you hopped on over to see how I used the die for a wedding card.

Don't forget to add your projects to our monthly challenge:  Anything Goes!
for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store!!  Proceeds from the store helps the Behcets and Celiac Disease communities and your support is greatly appreciated.  There's also ongoing sales that you definitely should check out!

Mahalo for hopping over!

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