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Today we are celebrating the launch of the Winter 2016 release in the Hero Arts store!! The products have been shipping to retailers for a few weeks now, so you may have seen them out and about. As of today, you can see and get all the new fabulous Winter products at the HA store. So exciting!

As part of this hop, I created a card using a Stamp + Die Combo that I definitely like a lot: Holiday Mittens. I always like to make some small Holiday cards, because I think they look super cute and they are just perfect to give to some of the students at school.

I thought about making three  cards from a single sheet of card stock instead of two. So,  I placed my 8.5″ x 11″sheet of Snow Layering Paper horizontally  into the trimmer, and I trimmed at 10.5″, 7″ and 3.5″. I folded each of the cards in half to created folded cards that measure 3.5″ x 4.25″

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Then, I simply stamped the small mittens images using the colors of Mariana’s Pool ink cubes to create a pattern over the card front. Next, I used  the Soft Pool ink cube to color a piece of Snow Layering Paper, directly dabbing the pad over it. Additionally, I stamped the mittens image with Deep Ocean ink cube, and die cut the shapes.

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After that, I stamped the mittens cord, and the sentiment over the stamped card. To finish off the card, I adhered the mittens with foam tape, and I added some clear gemstones. I also experimented creating another size of card: 3.5″ x 5.25″, which is also a nice size and you can see below:

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As part of this hop, Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, August 28 at 11:59pm PT and they’ll announce the winner the following week. Here you can see the complete list of participant blogs:

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Kathy Racoosin
Wanda Guess
Lydia Fiedler
Alice Wertz
Amy Tan
Cheiron Brandon
Debbie Olson
Laura Bassen
Debby Hughes
Heather Ruwe
Ilina Crouse
Isha Gupta
Jenn Shurkus
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Joan Bardee
Karin Akesdotter
Yana Smakula
Kelly Rasmussen
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
you are here>>>Mariana Grigsby<<<you are here
May Sukyong Park
Libby Hickson

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Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week and GOOD LUCK to all!

marianasignat

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Hi! Here is a sneak peek of my card and a video that today have been posted on the Hero Arts blog featuring the White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder:

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Please click >>>HERE<<< to see the complete post.

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Thanks for stopping by :) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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Hi! Here is a sneak peek of a card that was posted today on Richard Garay’s Blog. To create it, I used products from the Noteworthy Collection:

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Please be sure to click >>>HERE<<< to see the complete post.

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Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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Happy Monday everyone!

Today is the release day for the My Monthly Hero kit of August!  This new wonderful kit will be available TODAY August 1st at 1pm (Eastern time) at the Hero Arts store. Be aware that this kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone.

This month’s kit was inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and features a gorgeous forest fairy theme. The main contains: a 4×6 clear stamp set, three matching Frame Cuts dies, An oval border with frame Fancy Die set, Pretty Pink Posh Droplets, Ranger Star Dust Stickles, Three ink cubes in Bubble Gum, Orchid and Green Apple, Woodgrain Cardstock and Vellum, Other gems and cardstock. Check it out:

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There are four optional add-on items as well: Floral Border with Frame Fancy Die,  Dreamy Nights Stencil, Dreams Are Made 4×6 clear stamp set, and Shakespearean Poetry 4×6 clear set. You can see them below:

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I like the mystical feeling of fairy lanterns, so the inspiration for my card came from them:

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I used two different tones of inks and a sponge dauber to create the ombré background onto a snow layering paper panel. Then, I stamped the fairy image and sentiment with black ink. I filled in  the fairy outline with a black marker to create a silhouette.

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I adhered the panel over a Black Layering paper card base, and after that, I used a black Snow Layering paper panel to die cut the forest oval border. I adhered this panel over the card with foam tape. Finally, I used Glossy Accents to add glitter over the fairy, and to adhere the clear droplets.

Well, as part of this release, Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Here is the list of bloggers so you can get lots of inspiration:

The Hero Arts Blog
Yana Smakula
Mariana Grigsby
Clare Prezzia
May Park
Jennifer McGuire
Kathy Racoosin
Laura Bassen
Lydia Fiedler
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Pretty Pink Posh
Debbie Olson
Cheiron Brandon
Alice Wertz
Helen Gullett
Libby Hickson

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Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week and GOOD LUCK to all!

marianasignat

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Hi there! It is hard to believe that we have to start thinking about  card projects for the end of the year. It is always nice to think ahead and start working without any hurry. But, if you happen to be like me, who frecuently runs out of time to make projects in advance, it is always nice to have a plan B. This is when you can use a simple design, easy to duplicate so you can make a bunch of cards in a short period of time.

Today I am sharing an easy to make card that I created using the Paper Layering Star by Hero Arts.

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For this card I simply stamped the Garland Bold Prints stamp over a Layering paper card with Tide Pool Mid-Tone Shadow Ink and then, I die cut the Paper Layering Star. I folded every other piece back to reveal the full star shape, and I put a tiny glue dot underneath each folded piece. Next, I simply white-embossed a sentiment (Holidays Greetings)   over a strip of Black Layering paper and I adhered it over the star with foam tape. To finish off this card I added some clear gemstones. That’s it!

There are a lot of new products in the 2016 Winter Catalog by Hero Arts that you can use for your plan A or plan B projects,so  if you haven’t seen them yet, here you can take a peek of the catalog…

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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Hi! Here is a sneak peek of my card and a little tutorial that today have been posted on the Hero Arts blog featuring a large cling  stamp called Pearl Strings Bold Prints:

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Please click >>>HERE<<< to see the complete post.

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Thanks for stopping by :) Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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Hi! Here is a sneak peek of a couple of planner pages that were posted today on Richard Garay’s Blog. To create them, I used products from the Celebra’tions Collection:

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Please be sure to click >>>HERE<<< to see the complete post.

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Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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Happy Friday, everyone! Hero Arts just released their 2016  Winter Catalog, and let me tell you that there are many great stamps and products  in it, that I am sure you are going to love😉  The date the products will be in the Hero Arts store is Monday, August 22. So please mark your calendars!!! Hint: You will also spot them at your favorite retailers after August 1st😉

Anyways, today I am sharing a card that I created with a fun and cute set called Holiday Animals. For this set there is a matching Frame Cuts set, that you can buy separately or as a combo.

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For this card I simply stamped the bear and penguin images with Intense Black ink over a watercolor paper panel. Additionally, I stamped the gift image on a separate small piece of watercolor paper. Then, I simply colored the images and background with watercolors. Nothing perfect or detailed. That is something that I love about watercolors, they are super easy to apply and you don’t have to be an expert to achieve a fun effect.

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After the watercolor was dried, I stamped the sentiment with  Intense Black ink and the trees using two tones of green. Next,  I adhered the gift image over the panel with foam tape, I added glitter and glossy accent details, and I finished off my card with gemstones and thread.

If you haven’t seen the catalog, here you can take a peek of it…

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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Hi! Here is a sneak peek of a card that was posted today on Richard Garay’s Blog. To create it, I used products from the Noteworthy Collection:

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Please be sure to click >>>HERE<<< to see the complete post.

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Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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Enjoy the AMAZING savings with the @teamrichardgaray Summer Celebra’tions Sale! Bundles include cardstock, ink, dies & stamp sets plus a FREE gift with purchase! Visit www.richardgaray.com for more details! Sign up for RG Newsletter & receive #discount code!
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Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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