Feb 6, 2023

HERO ARTS MY MONTHLY HERO February BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY!


Have you seen all the buzz on social media? Hero Arts is now offering a main Classic or Premium kit each month and will still be offering tons of add ons.


The theme this month is beautiful butterflies! And there are so many supplies to make your butterfly cardmaking a breeze! In the Classic Kit you'll find a layering stencil, die, sentiment set and more!


The Premium Kit contains everything from the Classic kit plus some extra goodies like these rub on transfers...


and detailed butterfly dies!


The add ons this month are stunning and feature many perfect sentiments and backdrops to your cards.


I even tried my hand at a mixed media card with stamping over a stamp resist!


One of my favorites is Fluttering Butterflies background stamp! I recently purchased some Hero Arts Gold Glitter embossing powder and I loved combining those two!


Plus how fun are the Looking Glass Layering Butterfly dies! They make it so easy to create a detailed card with very little work!


Phew! You know I can't stop once I get going with Hero Arts monthly releases! 
In today's video I am sharing the difference between the Classic and Premium Kits and sharing all of this month's add ons as well and all of these cards!


Now, onto the giveaway!

Hero Arts will give away a $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, February 12th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

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So don't forget to leave a comment before you go! Let me know if you love butterflies on cards, or love spring cardmaking or if you have any crafty plans for this week! Thanks for stopping by!

Feb 5, 2023

WAFFLE FLOWER February 2023 BLOG HOP AND GIVEAWAYS!



Welcome to the Waffle Flower February Release Blog Hop!


This month's release has all the stamps, dies, foil plates and stencils you need to create either cute Easter cards with bunny ears


or a cute little bow, 


or elegant Easter cards with a fancy egg


and script sentiment


with a stunning foiled background.


Or maybe just simple and fun?


Who could resist sweet bows stenciled over a foiled background?


Check out all of these new items and a whole bunch of Easter cards in today's video!


Now, onto the hop!

For today’s hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm EST on Friday February 10th, 2023 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts in this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower Blog on 02/13/2023.

Here is the hop list:

Rebecca Keppel you are here!

Remember to leave comments all along the hop for the most chances to win! And before you hop along, be sure to leave me a comment down below. Tell me if you like to make cute cards or elegant cards more or if you have any crafty plans this week or which card of mine was your favorite! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Feb 4, 2023

Cards with NO Pink and No Flowers? It CAN be Done!


I thought it might be a challenge for me to create cards with no pink and no flowers!


But with the latest Simon Hurley Succulents Stamps and Dies

I created an entire clean and simple set of cards


 that could work for anyone including the guys!


And the Sedona Scene Builder Layering Stencils allows you to create a moody silhouette card!


Want to check out these supplies and cards? See them all in today's video:


You can see the supplies below too! Thanks for stopping by!

Feb 1, 2023

NEW Spellbinders Monthly Club Kits


It's the first of the month and that means the Spellbinders Clubs are available! 


This month I am sharing the Quick and Easy Card Kit which is perfect for spring


and Easter cards!


If you miss the dies in the card kit, there is an a la carte option of the cutest die set available!


The small die features pattern building dies:


And the Stitching Die of the Month features the cutest pocket that can be filled with beautiful stitched flowers and stems.


There is an embossing folder of the month with pretty flowers and leaves.


And a 3D Embossing Folder which features gorgeous dimension and design.




And there is a Glimmer Kit of the Month with the prettiest tulips!


To see all of the Clubs I worked with this month and how I made these cards, check out this video:



There are more clubs available on Spellbinders site and you can find those and the other supplies I used by looking below. Thanks for stopping by!

Jan 30, 2023

Color Matching Inks to Patterned Paper


If you've ever struggled with matching the color of inks to patterned paper, you need to try Catherine Pooler patterned paper and ink.


Catherine Pooler's patterned paper pads indicate which ink colors will match perfectly!


And if you download their free color wheel, you might be able to find a few more colors that will work too!


In today's video I share how find an additional color not listed on the patterned paper.


I also share several ways to use patterned paper in card making.


And I show ways to combine stamping and patterned paper on cards.


Although I work with the Paper Hearts paper pack, these ideas apply to all Catherine Pooler patterned papers!


Check out the video here:




And the supplies I used are listed down below. Thanks for stopping by!