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Hero Arts 2016 Catalog Blog Hop

HA 2016 Catalog Blog Hop


Hello!  I’m so excited to be playing along in the Hero Arts 2016 Catalog Hop!  Everybody’s designs are gonna rock your world!

I have two to share, because I was having so much fun with that cute pineapple die!  EEP!!!


I fell in love with both the Paper Layering Pineapple die and the Neon Ombré ink pads at CHA this year–I’m not even a fan of neon, but when I saw the inks used on the samples, they had me hook, line and sinker!  They just POP!

Here, I used all three of the different Neon Ombré pads to do the same sentiment (from Many Everyday Messages) and I used fluorescent hued Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a waterbrush to watercolor the pineapple die cut itself.


This die has details that pop up, but the shape remains in the paper–essentially, you could make a single layer card that has all this dimension and interest.  LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!



The next design was based on some Pinterest inspiration–I wanted a “mod” effect that was very clean and graphic.


I love that you can style this pineapple die multiple ways–go whimsical, fun and colorful, or keep it clean, graphic and simple! *fist pump*

Hero Arts is giving away FOUR $25 shopping sprees from comments left all across blogs in the hop–be sure to comment at every stop along the way by 11:59 pm PST Sunday, February 14th

It is such an honor to hop along with this all-star bunch!


Hero Arts

Lia Griffith

Kelly Purkey

Jennifer McGuire

Yana Smakula

Lucy Abrams

Kristina Werner

Kathy Racoosin

Mariana Grigsby

Debby Hughes

Nichol Magouirk

Joan Bardee

Lydia Fiedler

Sandy Allnock

Julie Ebersole

Amy Tsuruta

Kelly Rasmussen

Suzanne Dahlberg

Wanda Guess

Clare Prezzia

Tami Hartley

Libby Hickson





Mama Elephant 3rd Anniversary Stampede


At this point, you should have arrived here from the awesome Laura Bassen’s blog! :)

Welcome to Mama Elephant’s 3rd Anniversary Stampede! The new release is live and available for purchase in the shop (www.mamaelephant.com) right now!

SALE – To celebrate this release, Mama Elephant is having a 3 day sale from October 15 through October 17 with discount code HAPPYTHREE for 10% off your entire purchase!

PROMOTION – Mama Elephant is having a fantastic promotion through October 31, 2015!!

* Get a free MINI MESSAGES 4×6 stamp set FREE for purchases over $100


* Get both the MINI MESSAGES 4×6 stamp set and the MINI TAGS creative cuts die set FREE for purchases over $150

(after discount applied, subtotal before tax/s&h, limit one free offer per customer/order).

GIVEAWAY – Mama Elephant is also giving away three $25 gift certificates throughout all 3 days of the Stampede. To qualify to win, just leave a comment on this blog post! Winners will be selected and announced on the Mama Elephant blog (www.mamelephantblog.com) on Monday, October 19th!


Here’s my contribution to the hop:


Mama e mouse

There’s some cute puns in this “cheesey” set, called Festive Mice! ;)

There’s more to see, so I’ll send you off to the amazing Kathy Racoosin!



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Laura Sterckx YouTube Video Hop

Elfd shaker Web 1

Laura Sterckx of Making Cards is Fun (blog), as you already know, is a wonderfully talented, not to mention young (!), stamper and card designer with a fun YouTube Channel and today she’s celebrating 7,000 subscribers!  WOW!!! That’s so exciting!  And, it’s exciting to be invited to play along alongside a fantastic group of stampers in celebration of such an awesome milestone!  You can read more about it on her blog HERE.


Elfd shaker web 2

My project features a sneak peek at a new 2015 Holiday Release set, coming August 4th!  I did a shaker card for the hop, as I love shaker cards, and I especially adore the ones Laura has featured in her videos because they are delightfully easy and, well, I just can’t resist anything that includes fun, colorful Washi Tape!



There are 8 super-fab giveaways, sponsored by the very fine folks listed below!  Please follow the entry rules below; I’d hate for anybody to miss out on an opportunity to win! :)

7kvideohop_sponsors_graphic.NEW Here is a list of the awesome prizes that can be won:

  • A $25 gift card to Pretty Pink Posh
  • A $25 gift card to Lawn Fawn
  • A $25 gift card to Ellen Hutson
  • A $25 gift card to Simon Says Stamp
  • A $30 gift card to Winnie & Walter
  • A $35 gift card to The Ton
  • A 5-pack of new WOW! Embossing Powders
  • 3 one-month memberships to StampNation


HERE’S THE LINK TO MINE:  Laura Sterckx Video Hop

(Comments here on the blog do not constitute giveaway entries.  Thank you!)

Laura will draw random winners and contact them as well. DEADLINE:  Comments must be left by August 2nd, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. CST. 

For those of you who love a shopping coupon, hey, I’ve got one for ya’!  

>>Take 10% off your order at Ellen Hutson July 24-26th with coupon code:  videomania <<



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