Monday, November 30, 2015

A Love Letter to Hero Arts

This post ends our month long tribute to Hero Arts. And I'd like to tell you how much I admire this company.


They are always spot on. Even if a particular design isn't to my liking, I usually still love it, and want other people to buy it and use it. Ha!


Amazing. Each and every single time you use one of their stamps, whether cling, rubber or clear, it stamps perfectly. And that is what endeared me to them in the first place. Crafting can be frustrating at times, especially for me, when I have an idea in my head and I need to figure out how to get it onto paper. So when I use a Hero Arts product, and it does exactly what it's supposed to do? More, please!


This is something near and dear to my heart. My blog used to be called "The Green Diet" and it was frequently used as a way for me to talk about things we can do to assist this earth to be around for much longer. I've always been an environmentalist, and always will be. And I love that I share this characteristic with Hero Arts. Please click here to read more about how Hero Arts helps the crafting world make less of an impact on this planet.


I have had the honor of meeting so many people from Hero Arts. And every single one of them is genuine, and caring, and just my kind of people. And, without Hero Arts, and the crafting world's mutual love for them, I would not have met the wonderful ladies, and now friends, from A Blog Named Hero.

So, thank you Hero Arts, for all that you do for the crafting community. We wouldn't be here without you.

Now, onto my little cards. I always like to include a small card with gifts this time of year, but I don't want it to be a standard sized card, because I just want to write a little something inside, and not have it look too bare. So, here are two four inch notecards that I will use with some holiday gifts this year.

I used some washi tape to make a border on my watercolor paper. For the Joy card, I just did a simple wash of some tube watercolor. Then when it dried, I stamped and embossed the Joy stamp.

I did the same for the Merry & Bright, except I used perfect pearls when I made the watercolor wash, and it ended up streaky. Which I really liked. It must be something with the property of the green paint, since I couldn't replicate it with another go at the red.

Hero Arts has very generously donated two $25 gift certificates to their store, so please make sure to enter:

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I hope you've enjoyed our month long Hero Arts love fest, I know that we have. We wish you  a happy holiday season, and stay tuned, because December is going to be all kinds of awesome around here. :)

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Coffee and Gingerbread

Aloha friends!
I'm Niki G. back with my love for the Hero Arts 2015 Holiday collection!!

I was completely enamored with Kelly's Coffee and Donuts set.
Kelly Purkey's line is not just for planners!

I decided to make my own background with the solid coffee bean 
and Hero Arts Sand to Chocolate Brown ombre ink pad on the Hero Arts Kraft paper.
Then I die cut a square with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Square and started
stamping out that sweet coffee cup using the MISTI tool to get the cups
exactly where they needed to be!
I used Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment ink to stamp out the gingerbread couple
from the set Baked by Lia, fussy cut them and adhered with foam tape.
I added some enamel dots just for a bit more color!

I wish you all a very happy weekend and big MAHALO for
stopping by!

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Have a wonderful day

Hi, Isabel here sharing with you a card full of Hero Arts love.

You already know that November is being the month to show how much we love Hero Arts. I included a lot of supplies in this card that, so sorry, is not about Christmas ;)

I used a Hero Arts folded card as my base and I changed it a bit using ink and an stencil (all supplies listed below). Central point is made with several pattern paper that I had around. I added a bit of false stitched lines by hand with a gold gel pen.

Now we have a great giveaway of two gift certificates from Hero Arts. Make sure you fill out the Rafflecopter thingy down bellow and keep your fingers crossed.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Season's Greetings with Hero Arts

Hello everyone!

It's all about Hero Arts this month and there has been some awesomeness going on over at this blog. Also a giveaway, but more about that down at the bottom. :)

I made this holiday card full of poinsettias that looks super intricate, but there are a few shortcuts that I can share with you. I heat embossed the flowers and leaves on a piece of cardstock and then used Hero Arts Shadow inks to colour the images in. That is super fast and easy. The next part is more time consuming. I fussy cut everything out.

I used Hero Arts Silver ink and Sparkle Borders stamp set for the background. I also brushed some Perfect Pearls over it to make it extra shiny. I did the same with the sentiment.

Some foam tape for the flowers, glitter on centres and bubbles and we have a beautiful Holiday card. I don't think you would mass produce this one, but for a special friend or two? This stamp set does come with coordinating dies so that would make mass production a possibility. I leave it up to you.

Now we have a great giveaway of two gift certificates from Hero Arts. Make sure you fill out the Rafflecopter thingy down bellow and keep your fingers crossed.

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Thank you for coming over and have a wonderful day.