Friday, May 28, 2010

Hero Hues Display finally finished!

Here is a picture of the lovely display board showing all the Hero Hues we worked on at the Hero Arts workshops led by Shari Carroll and Jennifer McGuire. I finally got ours together and up at Stamp Antonio today. It looks great! Come by and see it! It shows all the lovely colors Hero Arts offers in notecards, envelopes, layering papers, flowers, and gemstones. My favorite is the large blue flower we colored using pearlized Ranger Distress Inks. Each image on the display represents a different stamping technique, and guess what??! Some of the techniques were new to me!! It's really fun to learn so many different ways to use stamping products.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Look at this sample board! All new Hero Arts stamps are now in at Stamp Antonio. I have my eye on the cling pots and pans and the mattress ticking background. And don't you love the way they colored the fruit? I could use the Hero Arts dots or BoBunny dot papers! And the little garden girl is perfect for coloring with Copic markers. I find I am using my Copics more and more--move over Tombow! Can't wait to go shopping this afternoon!

Monday, May 24, 2010

New Hero Arts stamps!

Look at this sample of the new images from Hero Arts! Can you guess which one(s) are my favorites? Hint: I love peacocks! All of the new stamps are available this week at Stamp Antonio. I am going shopping--how about you? Amy and I are just recovering from our fabulous trip to Hero Arts last weekend. That's Amy in the other picture waiting to get started with projects. We took classes from Shari Carroll and Jennifer McGuire. How great is that! And we got a tour of the Hero Arts facility in Richmond. I can't say enough good things about this company--Hero Arts rocks! Stay tuned--I will be posting more pix and stories.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Proud as a Peacock!

Look what came today! I got all of the items to make this peacock card featured on the Stampendous blog! I have been wanting to make this peacock card ever since I saw it! It's made using Fran's sticker technique on double sided tape with flocking and glitter. The glitter kit is even called "Peacock"! These colors make me happy, and the technique is not hard. I've always liked Peel Off style stickers and here is the perfect technique to use them with. Fran's video is on the Stampendous blog--you have to click on YouTube video link to find it. I am also going to do the same type of technique with the Koi fish stickers and I am hunting other stickers I have that would work. Here is the Stampendous link:

Monday, May 10, 2010

Flowers for Mother's Day!

Aren't these flowers delicious! I got two wonderful bouquets from the two wonderful guys in my life for Mother's Day. The flowers are absolutely breathtaking. And the color--beautiful lilac, yellow, pink! Did I mention I love color?!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Today my sister and I went on another trek to estate sales in the area. We found a great sale that had a lot of interesting bits and pieces (the kind of thing I like to pick up for mixed media art). One of the finds was a cache of skeleton keys--literally hundreds of them! Most were about three inches long and very rusty, but I found some that I would like to use. Another bonus was a ring of larger skeleton keys, each about 5 or 6 inches long. I don't know for what these keys might have originally been used, but my imagination conjures up hidden ornate garden gates that open to lush green orchards and flowering beds, or possibly dark dungeon doors guarding some deposed royal personage, or maybe they have guarded the proverbial fountain of youth. But the thing about keys is the fact that their purpose is always to lock and we are always seeking to unlock. And of course the key makes that possible!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Copic Coloring Class this Saturday

Do you like coloring with Copics? I have become addicted! This Saturday, May 8, join us at Stamp Antonio as we play with these cute little Hero Arts stamps as we color them in varying skin and hair tones. Bring your Copics! Oh, the class is really only until 11:30, but we'll color until noon.