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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hero Arts Love.

Hey there. I've been lying here in bed for the last two days due to some outrageous flu or something, so i figured I should blog a bit to cheer myself up. That to me is the worst part of getting sick like this- it means stopping everything that you need to do. I always push myself too hard and end up getting even worse before I get better, so I'm trying to avoid that this time around. We can only hope that I'll get better soon so I can catch up on everything.

Anyways, enough about being sick. Let's talk about pretty things. Specifically, Hero Arts pretty things. It's not secret that I'm in love with Hero Arts products, and here are some of the more recent things I've done.

Firstly, two cards using this set from Hero Arts. LOVE.

Here's one using the top image:
A close-up:
Look at all that blingy goodness! Yum.

Supplies: Cardstock- Papertrey Ink (Kraft and White), Ink- Memento (Black by Tsukineko), Colored Pencils- Prisma, Rhinestones- Michael's, Stamps- Hero Arts (Beautiful Peacocks CL447) and American Crafts (Large Thank You set available here), Circle Dies- Spellbinders Large Circles, Embossing Folder- Cuttlebug, Die Cutting Machine- Sizzix Big Shot, Corner Rounder- WRMK.

Here's one with the bottom peacock:
Supplies: Cardstock- Papertrey Ink (Kraft and White), Colored Pencils- Prisma, Ink- Tsukineko (Black Memento) and Ranger (Dusty Concord Distress Ink), Stamps- Hero Arts (Beautiful Peacocks CL447), Corner Rounder- WRMK.

Next, I made a card for my friend Sara to accompany her photo book that I got as a thank-you for hosting me in Australia from shutterfly.com. Here's what I came up with (with my favorite new sentiment set ever by Hero Arts):
I went a little die-cut crazy and cut three different circles on this card. Ha. I even cut out the window for the main design element and then just wrote around the edges of the card for my message space. See?
Here's the close-up incorporating the bling that comes with this particular stamp set:
Mmmm. I love this! How about that patterned paper? This is by far my favorite piece from the new BG Olivia collection. It's gorgeous and has all of my favorite colors. :)

Supplies: Cardstock- Papertrey Ink (Kraft), Patterned Paper- Basic Grey (Olivia Collection), Ink- Tsukineko (Memento Black), Bling- Hero Arts, White Pen- Signo, Stamp- Hero Arts (Classic Images CL414), Circle Dies- Spellbinders, Die Cutting Machine- Sizzix Big Shot, Corner Rounder- WRMK.

Here's what I mailed to Sara sometime last week. She called me when she got it squealing with excitement. I'm glad she liked it. :D

By the way, have you noticed a little trend? Oh, right. I'm in love with my Big Shot. In fact, I'm thinking I need to get some more embossing folders and nesting dies before I use these ones too much. It may already be too late. Ha. I've been using a lot of these lately:
And this:
And this is my love that does it all:
I think I need to name her. I'm thinking Sofia or Roxie... Either way, I love her like my own child. Ha.

Oh, and one more thing. I'm planing a giveaway sometime next week to celebrate my 1000th tweet earlier today. Check back here at my blog or follow me on twitter (waterfilterlove) for more details as I figure out what I'm going to do. Ha. Look for this graphic:

More details coming next week! Stay tuned for a fun prize or two. :)

Thanks for stopping by. You rock!




Barb said...

You have such a fun blog, Brit! I love all these cards today! The circle one is so creative! Love that pretty paper! Sure hope you're feeling better soon! Don't overdue it now!

judy said...

Lovely circle cards! I hope you are over the flu very soon. Your
blog is really fun and I love the
blog name.

Tiffany said...

Oh these are beautiful Brit, love the colors on your lovely peacock, so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous cards!
I especially love your coloring with those peacocks! So pretty!