Thursday, July 31, 2014

July Winners!


It's already the end of July? How'd that happen so fast?

 We had almost 70 entries for challenge #47, thanks to everyone who entered. 

Our random winner of a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says stamp is 



thanks to our gorgeous sponsor, as always!

Our Heroines for this challenge are, in no particular order:


Be sure to email ABlogNamedHero (at) Gmail (dot) com to receive your prize/badge. Make your subject line JULY WINNER!





We had over 50 entries to challenge #48! One layer cards are a true challenge, thanks to everyone who entered. 

Our random winner of a $25 gift certificate to the Simon Says Stamp store is

Our Heroines for this challenge are, again, in no particular:



Be sure to email ABlogNamedHero (at) Gmail (dot) com to receive your prize/badge. Make your subject line JULY WINNER!

Thanks for stopping by! We'll see you tomorrow with a brand new challenge. 


Friday, July 25, 2014

Bright side - summery cards with solid and outline images

Hi crafty friends.

it's that time again - Christine bringing some inspiration your way. I don't have a video this time - I just wanted to share some thought on solid and outline images.

As you all know we have a fabulous collab with Paper Smooches this month. 


Paper Smooches has so many beautiful images. Many of them are funny and cute outline images, but they also carry a few sets with solid, more classy images.

So I thought I'd make two summery cards - one with solid images, one with an outline image - all from paper smooches. I picked the same colors and even the same sentiments for both cards and kept both designs simple, but I think the difference is still obvious:
Solid Stamps usually make elegant or classy cards. You can spice them up with colors, but they will always be more elegant.
Outline images are usually colored with markers, pencils or watercolors. They're often fun and kind of playful (and I love this!)

Here are the cards that I created:

Outline image:




Solid Images:


What kind of images do you use more often? And why do you prefer them?


Don't forget: There is still some time to enter the current challenge, Simon Says Stamp has generously sponored us with a great prize! One layer cards, now that is a challenge! 







Thursday, July 24, 2014

Online Card Classes: Stretch Your Stamps 2 Giveaway!

We are so excited! Our lovely friends at Online Card Classes are letting us give away 3 spots in the upcoming Stretch Your Stamps 2 class.


Leave us a comment by August 1 (at 5pm EST) telling us what your favorite OCC class has been. If you haven't had the pleasure of participating in an OCC class, leave us a comment anyway! 

Good luck and thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hello Crafty Friend

I've had one of my crafty friends visiting me for a few days. I'm sure it's not just me who think it's hard to find time to craft in the summer with all sorts of fun things going on. I was so happy when we planned this and even though the weather has been insanely warm and wonderful we have been scrapping away in my scrap room for a couple of days and it was so much fun having company, talking, laughing and being silly. Since we have the collaboration with Paper Smooches (love them!) this month here at ABNH I thought I would make some cards to send to some of my crafty friends and the I heart art set has the perfect sentiment for that.



My friend had some inspirational pictures with her to kick-start our creativity and this card was based on one with some paint splatter. The brush strokes set from Hero Arts is a perfect companion to this Paper Smooches set!


I love the paint brush in the set, so fun to color! 

This one was a bonus card, I was playing around with a new embossing folder and the small neon ink cubes from Hero Arts. 

There is still some time to enter the current challenge, Simon Says Stamp has generously sponored us with a great prize! One layer cards, now that is a challenge! 



Thanks to Paper Smooches who sent me this fun stamp set to play with! And thanks to you for stopping by :)