Posts tagged Hero Arts

Prayer Flower – Design Memory Craft Guest Post

I’m so thrilled to be up over on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog today. I love it when that happens!! :)

Today’s card is all about using the uber fabulous Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. Have any of you used these before? They are so blendable and so amazing. I love their shape! They are triangular with little soft-GRIP® dots on them which makes them so comfortable to hold. Your hands don’t get tired when you’re using these for extended periods of time. Love! ♥ And can I just say that when the watercolors are dry they are stunning. They are lightfast, permanent, and waterproof.

The card I made is for my sister who’s been going through so much stuff lately. I just love that girl and she should not have the weight on the world on her shoulders. I hope she likes it.


This is just a teeny little sneaky-peek. For the full reveal, you gotta go to the Design Memory Craft Blog!! :D Oooh…such a tease!

I think the card turned out really lovely and bold, though. I hope she knows how much she means to me when she gets it. ♥

Lisa web Sig




Tombow Adhesive Craft Stamp DOT PATTERN Runner (EH|SSS)


Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches (EH|SSS)


Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE CLEAR (EH|SSS)


Faber-Castell Gelatos 34 piece Gift Set (SSS|EH)


Faber-Castell MAY GREEN Stampers Big Brush Pen (EH|SSS)


Faber-Castell PINK MADDER Stampers Big Brush Pen (EH|SSS)


Brilliance Pigment Ink – Graphite Black (SSS|EH)


Pitt Big Brush Pen, White (SSS|EH)



Penny Black Clear Eloquence Stamp (EH|SSS)



Penny Black Sweet Dahlia Stamp (EH|SSS)



We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Black Layering Papers (EH|SSS)


(Items marked with an EH can be found at Ellen Hutson and items marked with an SSS can be found at Simon Says Stamp.)

Design Memory Craft – Stamping with Gesso & Gelatos

Hi guys! I’m up on the Design Memory Craft blog today and I have a little video to share over there. I’ll be sharing how to do a little stamping with Gesso and, again, with the uber yummy Gelatos® .

All of the stamps that I used on the card in the video are from the new catalog from Hero Arts – Stamp Your Story. Can I just tell you how much I love these stamps? They are so versatile!! Seriously, if you’ve ever been on the edge of wanting to do some art-journaling but weren’t sure where to begin then these are the stamps for you! They are perfect for stamping, cardmaking, journaling, card-making…everything.

Check out the entire catalog here: STAMP YOUR STORY

Here’s a look at my card, but be sure to go over to the Design Memory Craft blog to be linked to my video!! Yay! :)


Hope you all have a fabulous day!

Lisa web Sig





Crate Paper DIY Shop 6 x 6 (EH|SSS)


Hero Arts Woodgrain Background (EH|SSS)





Pitt Big Brush Pen, White (SSS|EH)



Brilliance Pigment Ink – Graphite Black (EH|SSS)


Faber-Castell MAY GREEN Stampers Big Brush Pen (EH|SSS)


Faber-Castell PINK MADDER Stampers Big Brush Pen (EH|SSS)


Faber-Castell Gelatos 34 piece Gift Set (EH|SSS)


Tim Holtz, Tissue Tape, Sketchbook (EH|SSS)


Thanks for Being Awesome

Hey everyone! I’m up on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Crafts blog today. It’s my first post as part of their Summer 2013 Guest Design Team and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m positively giddy!! SERIOUSLY!!


If you don’t know much about this wonderful company, then I urge you to  check them out. The products are NOT just for mixed media artists, but for everyone.  A company that’s been around since the 1700’s has a pretty wonderful reputation in the art world, wouldn’t you agree?

Here’s a little sneaky-peek of my project over there, just to whet your appetite. ;)


So be sure to go over there and leave me a comment! But I’d love to hear your thoughts at BOTH places. Here and there! Do I sound comment starved or what? :D

Thanks so much for all your love & support! You guys are the best.

Lisa web Sig


Been a rough few weeks for me. I have a family friend in the hospital who had to have her leg amputated and now one of my VERY best friends in the whole world is in the ICU needing a ventilator to help her breathe and a feeding tube. It’s all so heartbreaking for me. I’ve been making a lot of cards lately for my friends and their family members. Today’s card  is one of those.

I’m also going to show you kind of a mini-tutorial using Faber Castell Gelatos. Let me just say these things are amazing. Super highly pigmented, creamy and a little goes a long, long way. The colors are gorgeous, too. I stuck to a palette of blues for my card (one  is a shimmery metallic). They’re all crazy blendable and fun.

Onto my mini-tutorial!

*Step One (well kinda more than one, but work with me) :
Spread Blueberry Gelato around edges of white cardstock (they look kind of like ChapStick®). Blend with your finger. You can blend as much or as little as you’d like, to achieve a look that’s pleasing to YOUR eyes. After I spread the Blueberry Gelato, I then stamped my image with Champagne Dazzle Versamark .

Step One


* Step Two (easy one):
Cover your stamped image with white embossing powder, tap off the excess, then heat emboss.

Step Two


*Step Three (even easier):
Admire your beautiful embossed image. Oooooh! Ahhhh!

Step Three

* Step Four (best part!):
Add more beautiful colors OVER the embossed white. The white embossed image now creates a resist. I used my  Blue, Teal and Cotton Candy Gelatos and I blended the colors with my fingers, using a different finger for each color so I wouldn’t muddy up the colors. If one color isn’t deep enough, you can always add more. I rubbed over my finished card front with a slightly damp paper towel.

Step Four

* Step Five:
Finish your card! :)


Personally, I like being able to see the stroke “marks” and that it’s not over blended. It gives it a more organic feel, but this is just me. It looks almost water-color-y, doesn’t it? The centers of the flowers didn’t photograph very well, but I added some glittery goodness using Distress Rock Candy Dry Glitter and added it using the Faber Castell Gel Medium. With this a little goes a long way, especially for something so small.

I hope you liked my mini-tutorial. I have to say, I MUCH prefer doing videos. (Is that weird? )

Anyway, if you *are* the praying type, please keep my friends in your thoughts & prayers. I’d be forever grateful. xoxo

Lisa web Sig




*Supplies: Not linked – Patterned Paper (My Mind’s Eye – Moments Collection), Vellum (Stampin’ Up).

50 Years of Love

Today is a very special day. It is the 50th celebration of the day my parents got married. Not too many things last that long any more, especially marriages. But, through thick and thin, through travels all across the globe, and raising two daughters, their marriage has lasted. I love my parents dearly and I’m so thrilled to be able to celebrate this special occasion WITH them and my sister (who is here from Germany).

This family time together means more to me than I can ever possibly express in words. As I also grow older, sharing times together, reminiscing, and laughing about all the things we did together as a family just makes celebrations like this so much more special.

So to my parents, I wish you a VERY Happy Anniversary. May you always remember the love you had for each other the day you got married that March day in 1963 and made that commitment to each other. You set an example to us and we love you forever for it.


I spent a LONG time making this card. I wanted it to be just right. I hope they love it! I’ll find out soon. :)

Blessings and love to all of YOU, too…
Lisa web Sig




*** SUPPLIES *** Cording & pearls: Stampin’ Up, Ribbon: Stash, Cardstock: Gina K

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