Sunday, April 6, 2014

Simon Says Birthday Challenge


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
It's a Simon Says Stamp Birthday Challenge to celebrate 5 years of fun challenges on their blog.

Simon Says Birthday Challenge

I used translucent embossing paste for my background, stamped the sentiment onto card stock and placed it in a glassine envelope along with some sequins.

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Hope you get to play in the challenge, you could win a fabulous prize from Simon Says.

Thanks for visiting today!



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Blog Named Hero Turns Two


We're having a blog hop to celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of A Blog Named Hero! How time flies when you're getting inky!

I'm the last stop on the hop and you should be arriving from Kelly's fabulous blog here. If you are just joining us you can start the beginning of the hop here.  You will want to hop and comment along the way as we have some wonderful prizes up for grabs from Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp. The more you comment the better your chances of winning a prize!

Sue McRae ABNH Turns 2 Apr 1 2014

I used lots of Distress Inks on my card today, along with embossing and die cutting. I sprayed Perfect Pearls over everything to get a subtle sparkle and to let the ink colours blend together. Love the texture on the balloons from the splotches of Perfect Pearls.

I glued 6 balloon die cuts on top of one another to get a thick chipboard effect, then die cut the balloon shape from the embossed background and nestled the balloons into the recess made by the die.

Sue McRae ABNH Turns Two Apr 1 2014

Thanks so much for joining the hop and celebrating along with us! And thanks for all the amazing inspiration from the ABNH designers new and old and all of our guest designers!








Saturday, March 15, 2014

Paper Piecing at A Blog Named Hero


There's a new challenge up at A Blog Named Hero and we are looking for projects that use paper piecing.

We are using Gossamer Blue products on all our March projects along with our Hero Arts supplies. Gossamer Blue has some wonderful scrapbook and life pages kits that include pretty papers, embellishments, inks and stamps.  Stop by here to check them out.

All the papers on my card, except for the kites, is from Gossamer Blue.

Sue McRae ABNH Paper Piecing

I used Rock Candy Stickles on the fun swirly clouds and Wink of Stella in clear on my funky sun.

Sue McRae ABNH Paper Piecing, Gossamer Blue
I thought this would be a great card for my nephew when he goes off to university in the fall.

We can't wait to see your creative projects over at A Blog Named Hero.  Remember that a random winner will receive a gift voucher to do some shopping at Simon Says Stamp.




Please stop by A Blog Named Hero to check out the projects created by the other design team members.

Thanks for visiting!










Thursday, March 13, 2014

Rainbow Birthday



A card for Hero Arts Birthday Challenge in the rainbow category.
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I inked up the Tiny Flags stamp with Distress Markers, gave it a spritz and stamped it on my card to create a watercolour border.

For the text background I gathered up all my sentiment sets and puzzled together a variety of birthday sentiments and stamped them in Smokey Gray Versafine Ink.  I black embossed the main sentiment so it would pop off the background and finished off with some twine and pearls.

Wishing you an inky day!


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sparkly Easter Card

A quick post today with an Easter card I made using this Egg Set from Impression Obsession.


The little chick is such a cutie!

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I used DCWV Pastel Glitter Cardstock for the grass, chick and background and some mother of pearl white cardstock for the egg.

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I really love how this turned out!

Thanks for visiting today!