Monday, June 18, 2018

A Blog Named Hero - Summertime Fun!

I'm posting on A Blog Named Hero today! Our latest monthly challenge started on the 15th and this is the theme this time! 
There's lots of different ways to interpret this challenge. I don't think Summer would be complete without a trip to the beach. I live in the Chicago area and am so lucky to be able to visit the Indiana Dunes whenever I please! There's nothing like splashing in the waves to cool you down on a hot summer day!
I love the Color Layering dies from Hero Arts and am always reaching for them. For this card I mixed two sets together. The Seahorse needed some seaweed to cling on to so I added some from the Color Layering Goldfish set. 
The coordinating die cut set makes creating a scene a breeze. I arranged my die cut images on a YUPO panel that I colored with alcohol inks. Nothing compares to the bright bold color! 
The sentiment from the Color Layering Seahorses is stamped on a simple flag. 
I added seashells and starfish to the ocean floor. I think the more details you add the more realistic the scene.
I hope you will join me at A Blog Named Hero! I can't wait to see your vision of the challenge and how you enjoy Summertime Fun!




Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Hero Arts Color Layering Seahorse, Goldfish
Dies | Color Layering Seahorse, Goldfish


Color Layering Seahorse
Color Layering Seahorse

HERO | SBK
Color Layering Seahorse Die
Color Layering Seahorse Die

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Color Layering Goldfish
Color Layering Goldfish

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Color Layering Goldfish Die
Color Layering Goldfish Die

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Simple Stories - Hello Summer!

Were you just born for a beautiful Summer day? If you dream of the sun in your face and your toes in the sand then you’ll love the new Simple Stories Hello Summer Collection!
The collection features bright colors and pretty tropical prints! Of course there’s loads of embellishments too! The Bits and Pieces die cuts and 6x12 Chipboard Sticker sheet are perfectly coordinated and ready to work with. There’s even coordinating Washi tape! 
The Collection kit includes sheets of journaling cards in different sizes perfect for documenting or using as a focal points on cards like mine.   A sticker sheet is also included in the collection kit - it's got lots of images and sentiment strips!
I adhered the die cut Bits and Pieces with adhesive foam tape to add some dimension. I love the florals and fruit - it's so fresh and fun! 
I used a circle die to cut the rainbow stripe paper.  You could use a hole punch too for the same look. 
It looks like it's going to be a beautiful day! Go ahead and spread some sunshine!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Simple Stories Hello Summer Collection Kit, 6x12 Chipboard, Bits & Pieces, Washi



Hello Summer Collection Kit
Hello Summer Collection Kit

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Hello Summer Combo Sticker
Hello Summer Combo Sticker

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Hello Summer 6x12 Chipboard
Hello Summer 6x12 Chipboard

SS | SBK
Hello Summer Bits & Pieces
Hello Summer Bits & Pieces

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Hello Summer Washi
Hello Summer Washi

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Monday Blues? More Cowbell!

I know.. it's Monday right? The weekend's over and it's back to the daily grind!! Sometimes we all need a little pick me up to put that spring back in your step! 
The CAS-ual Fridays More Cowbell stamp set always makes me smile!
I cut the Cowbell Fri Die from aqua card stock. I added distress ink around the edges to give it more color and depth and then added a strip of washi along the bottom for an added detail.

Fun Fetti Fri Dies are beautiful embellishments - holes and circles filled with half back pearls. The 4 Petal Fri Die flowers in yellow are a beautiful contrast to the blue bell. 

Have a great day, keep smiling and take some time to do what you love today!
Hugs!



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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pattern Paper | 
Stamps | CAS-ual Fridays More Cowbell
Dies | CAS-ual Fridays Cowbell, 4 Petals, Fun Fetti


More Cowbell
More Cowbell

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Cowbell Fri Dies
Cowbell Fri Dies

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4 Petals Fri Die
4 Petals Fri Die

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Fun-Feti Fri Dies
Fun-Feti Fri Dies

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh June Release Blog Hop!

Hi and thanks for stopping by! It's a great day for a visit because Pretty Pink Posh is having a blog hop to celebrate the latest release! This is the second day of the event. If you're hopping along you should have reached me from Alix Davis 's blog. If you'd like to start at the beginning you can get all the details here at the Pretty Pink Posh blog
There's lots to see with 5 new stamp sets and three new dies so let's get started! 
These are the new Koala Friends! Aren't they adorable? I arranged them on a Storybook 6 die cut. I know they'll look amazing in any configuration! 

I stamped the little guys with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I adhered them to the panel with adhesive foam tape to add some dimension. 
The set comes with a sentiment that reads "a happy HELLO". I applied tape over the part I didn't need before inking to get the clean "HELLO". 
I was delighted to see the new Geraniums stamp set with coordinating dies. These are one of my favorite summer flowers because they're so bright! 
The set does not include the stems for the blooms. It was very easy to draw the few I needed and color them in with Copic Markers. 

The "miss you" sentiment is from the new Simple Sayings mini stamp set. I love the hand written font. 
I placed the flowers to peek out from the inside of a Scallop Oval die cut frame. Of course Pretty Pink Posh sequins are my go to for simple embellishments too! 
Ready for more projects made with the new release? The nest stop is Crystal Thompson! But before you go make sure you leave me a comment! There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners for each day of the hop!). Winners will be picked randomly from the comments left on the blog hop. You must comment by 11:59 pm US PDT on June 19! Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh blog.


Want to go shopping? There's a special offer! Spend $60 and receive the new Congrats Script Die while supplies last! Click here to jump to the store!

Here's the complete blog hop list for today!


Jeanne Jachna  (That's Me!)

Good Luck and Happy Hopping!!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Petty Pink Posh Koala Friends, Simple Sayings
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Koala Friends, Storybook 6
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh Pansy Purple 4mm, 6mm

Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Geraniums
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Geraniums, Scallop Ovals Dies
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear 4mm, 6mm

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Geraniums
Geraniums

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Geraniums Dies
Geraniums Dies

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Scallop Ovals Dies
Scallop Ovals Dies

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Sequins Sparkling Clear 4mm
Sequins Sparkling Clear 4mm

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Sequins Sparkling Clear  6mm
Sequins Sparkling Clear 6mm

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Koala Friends
Koala Friends

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Koala Friends Dies
Koala Friends Dies

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Simple Sayings - Miss You
Simple Sayings - Miss You

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Storybook 6
Storybook 6

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Sequins Pansy Purple 4mm
Sequins Pansy Purple 4mm

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Sequins  Pansy Purple 6mm
Sequins Pansy Purple 6mm

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