Pool Lovin' // Hero Arts

Hello everyone! Today I'm participating in the January My Monthly Hero blog hop with a super bright card! You may want to put your sunglasses on. ;)

I started out by stamping the solid part of the heart bouquet (from the main kit stamp set) in Soft Vanilla, then the outline layer with Versamark and Butter Bar.

Because I inked up my stamp with Versamark before Butter Bar, I was able to add some clear embossing powder to the heart without contaminating any ink pads and only stamping once.
I repeated this step twice, die cut the bouquet using the coordinating dies, and then layered my small and large flower.

I stamped the tissue paper in Tide Pool on some minty layering paper, and the bow in Ocean. I die cut both, topped the bow off with a gem, and adhered them together with the bouquet and a white cardstock strip. 

For the sentiment, I heat embossed my sentiment in white, then used the newest Infinity Die set - Nesting Postage Stamps! These are so fun to play with!

Finally, I layered everything on a pool card base that I stamped using the add-on, Love Notes, and heat embossed with some clear Sparkle embossing powder (because no My Monthly Hero post from me is complete without it ;))

My sister says this card has too much Pool in it, but I'm already so tired of this winter and looking forward to summer, that the bright colors make me happy. Even if there is a lot of it. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping in today and enjoy the rest of the hop!


The kit contains:

► A 6"x8" clear stamp set
► A set of 18 coordinating Frame Cuts dies that match the stamp set
► Five ink cubes: Tide Pool, Mint Julep, Soft Pink, Bubble Gum and Strawberry
► 2 Wood grain Size A1 Envelopes
► 2 Wood grain Size A2 Envelopes
► 4 half sheets of Wood grain card stock
► 2 Pool colored Envelopes
► 2 Tide colored Envelopes
► 2 Shallows colored envelopes
► Red Wax cord - 8 yards

The kit value is more than $70, an amazing deal at $34.99.


For loads of inspiration and a chance to win one of these kits, follow this hop!

Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop.

The kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone.


Cardstock: Hero Arts Pool Layering paper, Michaels white cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts January My Monthly Hero and Love Notes
Ink: Hero Arts Soft VanillaButter BarTide PoolOceanVersamark
Other: Hero Arts clear Sparkle and white embossing powders, Hero Arts Pool gem

Tools: heat gun, Hero Arts main kit stamp set and Nesting Postage Stamps Infinity dies


Same Color Layered Stamping // Hero Arts

It's taking me a good while to get my first card post in for 2017, but it's a fun one! I'm on the Hero Arts blog today, with some cards using the fabulous stamps that are part of this month's My Monthly Hero...

Check out the Hero Arts blog for more details, and thanks for stopping in!



ALL SOLD! Thank you so much, everyone!!!

I'm going to be moving! (again!) So that means I have to send off a lot of product that isn't getting any love from me - everything here has gotta go!

Small priority box #1 and #2: SOLD

Medium priority boxes: SOLD

Flat rate envelopes #1 and #2: SOLD

I'm not trying to make a profit here - any costs are there to partially pay for the what I paid for the stamps originally (at full price), and to cover any time/gas/packing materials I spend getting the bundle ready for you. Also, a big reason why I don't charge much is because some of the stamps were given to me as part of design team work (i.e, a My Monthly Hero exclusive stamp set/die), and so that passes on to you free of charge. :)

PayPal friends & family. Free Shipping! Leave me a comment here or e-mail me if you'd like one!
E-mail me at ctprezzia15@gmail.com for questions.

NOTE FOR HERO ARTS STAMPS: The stamps that I am selling are ones that I won/purchased, not stamps that I have been Hero Arts provided me with to create projects as part of their Creative Team - any creative team provided stamps are just added into the boxes and envelopes rather hackey sack as a little bonus, since I'm not using them and would like them to have loving homes. ;)


Goodby, 2016! // Hero Arts

One last card for the year! This card is an easier version of a card I made for the Hero Arts blog awhile back...

This card employs double heat embossing, a technique which I cover in THIS video, as well as making your own shaker elements. 
As a quick review, I heat embossed black cardstock with a bunch of beautiful Black Sparkle embossing powder, and after it was cooled, slathered it with some anti-static powder and then heat embossed my sentiment and images from Happy New Year Stamp and Cut in gold.

I topped off the card with some gems, and set it off against a gold card base (from the December My Monthly Hero kit)

I know 2016 has been hard for a lot of folks, and it was definitely an interesting year for me, to say the least - graduating college, moving out, first full-time job, etc. What was 2016 like for you? Good? Bad? Are you happy to see it go?

Thanks so much for joining me on my 2016 creative journey! God bless, and happy new year!


Cardstock: Hero Arts gold, Bazzill black
Stamps: Hero Arts Happy New Year Stamp and Cut
Ink: Versamark
Other: Hero Arts Black Sparkle and Gold embossing powder

Tools: heat embossing gun

On the Fifth Day of Christmas // Hero Arts

I hope you all had a joyful Christmas! However, as I've mentioned in years past, Christmas goes on for twelve days! Basically that's my excuse for posting this Christmas card a little late. ;)

For today's card, the beautiful Antique Poinsietta is the star of the show. I heat embossed the poinsietta several times in white on watercolor cardstock, and then colored it in with some ZIG's and water.

After the flower was finished drying, I die cut it using the coordinating dies, and then moved on to the rest of my card.

The kraft card base was heat embossed with some clear Sparkle embossing powder and the Dot Moire large pattern stamp. To keep things continuous, I also heat embossed a scrap piece of kraft with more clear Sparkle embossing powder, then die cut my "joy" sentiment from it. 

The die cut was layered behind a piece of chipboard for a little more dimension, and then I stamped the sentiment in Caramel. I put the flower together, adhered it to the card, and topped it off with some gold accents.

Thanks so much for stopping in and happy fifth day of Christmas! ;)


Cardstock: Hero Arts Kraft, Canson XL Series Watercolor Pad
Ink: ZIG pens, Hero Arts Caramel, Versamark
Other: Hero Arts White and clear Sparkle embossing powder, gold accents

Tools: heat gun, Cuttlebug, Hero Arts Color Antique Layering Poinsettia and Joy Stamp and Cut dies