Merry Christmas Card + Two HA Giveaways

Hello! This year is almost gone, and it is hard to believe how fast it has passed by. The New Year always bring hope of a new beginning and a list of personal resolutions. I don’t like to make my list very long, but on next year’s list I would like to  add an extra blog resolution: “make giveaways more often”. Giveaways are always fun, and it is a way to share the joy, in my case, of stamping and making crafts in general with my readers. I have been very fortunate to be part of two fabulous Design Teams, and  I am very thankful of their generosity.  So today I am sharing a card that I created using a few products from the Hero Arts 2015 Holiday Collection, just to wish  you all Merry Christmas. I hope you cherish the moments you spend with your family and friends in this holiday season 🙂


Anyways, I am not going to say how I created my card this time, because I don’t want to make this post too long, but I do want to mention the wonderful products that I used to create it: Foliage  Mix folded cards, Brass Embossing Powder, Paper Layering Ornament Fancy Die, Garland Bold Prints (large cling background), and Holiday Greetings (clear stamp set.) That being said, now it is time to mention the…


Which  is not just one but two 🙂 Check them out:



These two little prizes are for two lucky readers (one prize for each.) In order to participate, I would like that you please complete either of these steps:

  1. Follow me on Facebook or Instagram. Not required, but truly appreciated. Mention in comment.


  1. Leave a comment telling me about your favorite Holiday product from the Hero arts 2015 Holiday Collection (name of the product and page in the catalog). Not required, but truly appreciated.

You have until Sunday December 27th  (midnight central time), and then I will randomly choose TWO winners. I will announce the names of the lucky ones on Monday (12/28). (This contest is open to US residents ONLY)

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

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Thanks for stopping by • Have a fabulous crafty Holiday season!


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HA+ABNH Holiday Blog Hop


Thank you for stopping by and WELCOME to the HA + ABNH Holiday blog Hop. If you are coming from the creative Bhavana Kesarkar‘s blog, you are in the right direction. Today I am happy to be part of this fun and inspirational Blog Hop showcasing Hero Arts products from the 2015 Holiday Collection.


As part of this special day Hero Arts has stashed THREE great GIVEAWAYS to readers of this hop. The winners will be randomly chosen from all of the blog hop comments across all blogs received by 11:59pm PST on Sunday, November 22nd. The announcement of the winner will be on Tuesday, November 24th at the Hero Arts Blog.


I created a card showcasing several products from the Holiday Catalog, and I have written the instructions as follows…


  1. Make a base card from Cerulean Layering Paper.
  2. Stamp Candy Stripes Bold Prints background with Pool Mid-Tone Shadow Ink.
  3. Stamp  Winter Trees Scene over a Snow Layering Paper rectangle with Pool to Navy Ombré Ink. I put a little piece of an sticky note onto one of the tree trunks to block it from stamping.
  4. Stamp Joy by Lia over stamped image with Versamark. Heat emboss with Platinum embossing powder.
  5. Trim around the stamped rectangle with a craft knife and ruler. Mat with a golden paper rectangle. Adhere panel to card front.
  6. Using the Ribbon Cutting Set by Lia make a bow from golden paper. Adhere to card front.
  7. Embellish card with tiny Clear Gemstones.


Use a piece of a sticky note over the inked stamp when you want to block part of the image.

So now is time to hop over the next blog hop participant, talented Chitra Menon. I am including the complete list of participants below, just in case you want to start from the beginning:

Hero Arts
Linda Trace
Libby Hickson
Lisa Stein
Niki Garcia
Amy Tsuruta
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Mateja Povse
Suzanne Dahlberg
Michelle Lupton
Bhavana Kesarkar
>>>Mariana Grigsby<<<
Chitra Menon
Gayatri Murali
Isabel Rivera Ruiz
Clare Prezzia

If you happen to find a link that doesn’t work, you can hop back to the Hero Arts Blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in today’s hop.

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Good Luck to all! 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty week!


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Today’s Card: Merry Christmas

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a fun Halloween weekend. For the first time in ten years, I missed it! Saturday was a rainy day, and I decided to go to Ikea around noon to look for a new desk chair and other things for my craft space. Well, Ikea is kind of far away from my house, and I spent more time there than what I should have, so when we came back there were no more kids outside 😦 I felt bad, and the worst part is, I still have the candy. Fortunately, the school is collecting candy for the veterans, so I will take the candy to school soon 🙂 Different target with the same good intention, right?

Anyways, today I am sharing a Christmas card, featuring products from the Hero Arts 2015 Holiday Catalog. The set that I used is called Color Layering Wreath.


I stamped a card base with Candy Stripes Bold Prints withForever Shadow Ink. Then, on a white rectangle, I stamp-layered with the wreath with different colors of ink. The sentiment was simply stamped with Black Dye Ink, and then I put a red card stock mat under the stamped rectangle. Next, I adhered the panel to the card base.  Last,   I added Glossy Accents details that I sprinkled with glitter, and some gemstones here and there.


Color Layering Wreath
Soft Green Shadow Ink
Lime Green Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Forever Green Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Butter Bar Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Cup O’Joe Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Ruby Dye Ink
Black Dye Ink
Candy Stripes Bold Prints
Snow Layering Paper
Foliage Layering Paper

Red Cardstock, Spellbinders Celebra’tions by RG Pierced Rectangles, Glossy Accents, Glitter.

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

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty week!


Today’s Card: CHEER


Today I have a card to share with you which features some Hero Arts products from the  2015 Holiday Collection. The set that i chose for this card is called Joyful Tidings Tag Set by Lia. This set includes a metal die-cut along with some sentiments. To create my card,  instead of using the set to create a tag, I used the ornament shape as the focal point of my card.


First, I created the background using a cling stamp named Garland Bold Prints along with Brass embossing powder over a Kraft panel. After that,  I die-cut the ornament shape from red card stock, and I cut out a circle from white cardscotk (matching the size of the ornament shape). I put Versamark ink directly over the white circle, and I heat-embossed it using Brass embossing powder. Then, I adhered the circle behind the ornament, and I put it onto the card with foam tape. Next, on a white cardtstock strip, I heat-embossed the word “Cheer”, and I adhered it over the ornament shape. Last, I embellished the card with gold cord and red gemstones.

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

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


Hero Arts Blog Post Sneak Peek


Here is a sneak peek of my card that today has been posted on the Hero Arts blog:

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This card features a cute Holiday Stamp & Cut set called Winter Penguin along with other  fabulous products by Hero Arts. Please click HERE to see the complete post.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a wonderful crafty weekend!


Today’s Card: Season’s Greetings

Hello everyone!

I am back today to share another Holiday card using Hero Arts products. The set that my card features is called Winter Bear by Lia.  This set includes many cute images, along with a couple of matching metal die-cuts. I want to point out that Lia’s Collection is amazing. If you haven’t seen it yet, please be sure to check it out on the Hero Arts 2015 Holiday Catalog 🙂


I began by stamping a a card base with a large background stamp called Candy Stripes Bold Prints using Tide Pool Mid-Tone Shadow Ink.  Then,  I stamped the little bear and pine tree with Black ink. I colored the tree with a green marker. I also stamped a little yellow star on top of the tree. I complemented the cute scene with a sentiment included in Happy Merry Messages by Lia which is another “must have set”. The mama bear was stamped and die-cut with its matching die, and I foam mounted it onto the stamped panel.  Next, I adhered the panel onto the card base and I embellished it with gemstones, Stickles and silver cord.

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

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty week!


Hero Arts Holiday Cardmaking Challenge


Happy Monday, everyone!

Today is the first day of the new Hero Arts challenge that has holiday cards as a theme. This is great because you would be able to share your cards and get lots of inspiration from other talented designers just like you 🙂 Of course there is a prize, and you can find more details on the Hero Arts Blog.

So, I created a holiday card using Hero Arts products from the 2015 Holiday Collection


First, I created the background using the Star Snowflake stencil ,  Soft Purple Shadow Ink and a sponge over a Lilac Layering Paper base card. Then, I stitched a vellum strip with gold embroidery thread. I chose  Joy Stamp & Cut to create the focal point, using the die to cut the word Joy with white card stock. Then I put Versamark directly over the word, and after that I heat embossed it with Brass embossing powder.  I also cut the word from foam to create dimension 🙂 I stamped the complementary words above and below the vellum strip, making sure to leave enough space for the word “joy”. At the end, I embellished the card with some purple gemstones.

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

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty week!


Today’s Card: Season’s Greetings


It is hard to believe that the Holidays are approaching fast and we have to start making plans, including making cards for our friends and relatives. Today I am sharing a card that I created with a super cute Stamp & Cut set named Winter Penguin.


The set includes two penguins, a couple of sentiments, and a few additional images. The penguin was stamped on Snow LayeringPaper with Black ink, and die-cut with its matching frame. Additionally, I colored the beak and feet with an orange marker, and I put a little bit of Glossy Accents over its beak and eyes. I stamped some snow flakes with Tide Pool Mid-Tone Shadow ink over a card base (Pool Mixed Layering Paper), and a sentiment with Black ink. I have to mention that the sentiment belongs to another very pretty set called Peace & Joy. At the end I embellished the card with some Clear Gemstones.

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!