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Hello there,

Just in time for Valentine’s Day,  I got a couple of Valentine’s cards to share.  This month’s challenge theme is Mood Board.


There are many beautiful elements to choose from this mood board, but I am most intrigued by the scroll of color swatches on the left top corner.   So I went ahead and created a watercolor panel with vertical stripes of the same colors (at the least very close).

Next I die cut the Floral Heart diagonally, I thought this is more interesting, and then white heat embossed the sentiment.  Instead of using foam adhesive, I die cut two extra time the die cut in red card stock and glued all three layers together to make a thick die cut.  I glued it onto a charcoal grey card base (color of the door in the mood board) and then embellished with sequins.


My next card is very CAS.  I stamped multiple times the smiley heart from the Everything Smiles Stamp and Cut set on heavy weight white card stock, and watercolored them using the same colors as before, and hand cut.  I line them up on a white card base and glue down,  and added a thin stripe of the color swatche.  Then I stamped the sentiment in black, drew a tiny heart inside the ‘o’ of the work ‘love’.  Not sure if you’ve noticed but I score at 1/16 of an inch all around the panel to give a “finished look”.  🙂


That’s all from me today.  Scroll down to get the challenge details and join in the fun!


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Anything Goes…a digital Valentine.

Can I still say Happy New Year?   It’s only the 6th and it’s my first post for 2017 – so Happy New Year!


It’s also time to start thinking of those Valentine’s card as well…. today I have one to share that is made with a digital flower and sentiment.


thumb nail Sendong Love


I used some Patterned Paper from a Grace Taylor pad to cover my card base.  I then printed the Pretty Blossoms Printable Digital Kit PT002 at 50% onto white card and coloured with Prismacolor Pencils and added some white gel pen dots.   I then printed the sentiment from Say it in Pieces DK030 set, before using an older Hero Arts die cut label to cut out a tag.   Added some metallic thread behind the flower.  How easy is that!  A2Z Scrapbooking has lots of Hero Arts Digital kits (see them all HERE)   Awesome for using on your projects.

Here’s a close up of the flower

Flower close up


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Pretty Blossoms Printable Digital Kit PT002

Say it in Pieces DK030

Hero Arts Frame cut DI003 (No longer available)

Patterned Paper – Sherbert Sky by Grace Taylor






Simple Valentine Cards

Happy Aloha Monday friends!  Niki G. back with an idea for that simple loved one.  Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I’ve got a couple of cards to share that can be quickly made using the Hero Arts set Stamp Your Own Fruit that is currently on sale in the store!  Here’s the cards…



I simply stamped the fruit out randomly on Hero Arts Kraft paper in Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink.  The sentiment was masked off each time except for the focus image.  To make the main image standout I colored them in with Faber Castell Paper Crafter Crayons.  I even outlined them with the crayons to create more depth.  The sentiment was then stamped in Hero Arts India Ink Black to really stand out.  It stamps perfectly over the crayon coloring!

The Kraft panel was die cut using a stitched rectangle die and mounted on coordinating cardstock colors.  The lemon card is from Hero Arts Mixed Sunshine Layering Paper.  I think the simplicity would be perfect for masculine cards.

I hope you’ll join in on our fun challenge this month: Masking for your chance to win $25 to the a2z Scrapbooking Store!

Mahalo for stopping by!



1 Comment

You make my world…

Hello beauties!

Zoey’s again here for a card that might be great for the coming up Valentine’s day!

It is not really all hearty and red and all of that, lol, but still I think it would make a cute Valentine’s card for maybe your best friend!

What I used is:

Hero Arts Stencil Tile Works
Hero Arts Written in the Stars
Hero Arts Card Earth
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder
Studio 490  Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste

I also used some gesso and some old book pages.

The technique I used for this card is our monthly challange theme!
I love embossing, but I realize that I don’t do that really much, so it was nice to grab out the embossing powder and have some fun!

I stitched the pages on the side just to give a little of interest, I added gesso and then stamped the Stars from the  Written in the Stars stamp set. I then poured over some Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it!

I also added some texture through my all time favorite stencil… I love that stencil so much!

Then all I did was glueing everything together!

Here’s what the card looks like , I will give it to my best friend!

card1 card2 card3

Stay happy, stay creative…till next time!

Ciao, ZOey