Sunday, May 12, 2013

Project Life: Week 18 and HERO {sm}ARTS! Left Side

I love Hero Arts.  I've written about it several times in the past.  I have had a long standing love affair with this brilliant stamp company since I first stamped with one of the fine stamps this company manufactures over 10 years ago.  I have used many, many Hero Arts products in my cardmaking and scrapbooking over the years.

Hero Arts has just released the new catalog titled "Stamp Your Story".  There are some wonderful new stamps being released soon....I already have a couple of the sets on my wish list.  Hero Arts is doing a contest where the requirement is to use at least one stamp set from the new catalog in a project.  I looked through the catalog and since I am a Hero Arts stamp collector extraordinaire I saw that I had several of the sets and decided to use them in Project Life.  Perfect.  I could use plain white pieces of paper and dress them up with inks, embossing powders.  What a novel idea!  Hero {sm}Arts....that's me.

So without further ado...here is the left side for my Hero Arts laden layout:

 The first card "Take Note" was cut out on my Silhouette...oh yes, my Cameo loves being the host to Hero Arts!  I used Hero Arts layering papers and stamped the journaling box with a Hero Arts, of course, stamp.  (I'll list all HA supplies below.)  The little birds are wood veneers from Recollections and were inked and "Stickled".
 My "Week 18" card was a lot of fun to make.  I did the background with the HA newspaper stamp and embossed it with black embossing powder.  I added some stickers from my stash for the letters and then stamped onto some white medical tape to make my own Washi Tape with some HA stamps.  And then I added a couple of sparkly buttons.
I love, love, love the way this card below came out.  I cut the drama masks with my Cameo but the background is all stamping.  I used a huge background stamp and some HA ink and then used a circle stamp with some other colors to create the background.  Love the colors.  I added a little Washi tape as you can see.
 The card below was stamped with the Tweeds background stamp such a cool stamp!) and another stamp was used for the journaling box.  I added a little flower and inked and Stickled butterfly to the card to 'oomph' it up a bit.

My friend, Donna Gibson, who is on the Creative Team for Becky Higgins' Project Life shared this very cool idea a week or so ago where she scrapbooked her adorable grandson's video and you can see it HERE. So very cute!  Now, how do you do that, you ask?  Well...it is ridiculously easy....you basically upload your video to a sharing site....like Youtube...get the link and then get a QR code for it.  What does QR code stand for?  Quick Response.  I did not know that but once again Google and Wikipedia to the rescue.
Anyway, I did my own of my very adorable grandson who is singing happy birthday to me.  The photo of him is a screenshot from the video and did not turn out well but things like that don't bother me so much anymore.  You know?
Here is my QR code and how it was printed out:

Is that not the coolest thing ever?  You can actually scrapbook your video now!  Wow!  Technology is amazing!

Here is a listing of the Hero Arts supplies I used:
Stamps:
Tape Your Message
Today
Newspaper Background
Tiny Ink Spots Background
Tweed Background

Inks:
Green Hills
Cornflower
Soft Purple
Bubble Gum

 Sea Layering Papers

And I am entering this in the Hero Arts Stamp Your Story Contest which you can see HERE.

And lastly....a very Happy Mother's Day to all of you mothers out there and if you still have your mother, please give her a hug....my mom is no longer here and I miss her every day!

Happy Crafting!

3 comments:

  1. Fabulous page, and I especially loved seeing (again)the video of David singing to you. These QR codes are going to add a whole new dimension to our scrapbook pages. I've got 3 on my Week 18. I always was an overachiever. :)

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  2. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Love you keeping caught up on your PL stuff, hoping to get caught up this weekend at our girls night, I'm about a month behind right now. The video is super cool!

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  3. Wow!! that's awesome; scrapbooking your video!!
    Cool and cute photos!!

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