We are so excited to welcome Julia Klein at Pieces for Happiness as a guest designer this month. She is using our February release, and made fabulous cards to share with you! Here is a little info about Julia:
We love these new cards by one of our guest designers, Mayline! For Mayline's bio, check out our previous blog post. We're in love with her use of our 3mm Sequin Strands backing Floral & Flutter die cuts. So simple and complex at the same time!
Repetition of the same leafy image creates a gorgeous backdrop for these cards! For more details on these cards, check out Mayline's blog. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us, Mayline!
We are thrilled that Mayline Jung at Love Design and me is using our February release to showcase BEAUTIFUL projects using our products! We feel so lucky!
Her blog and her Instagram are amazing & inspiring - so you will want to follow her, for sure!
Here is a little about Mayline:
My name is Mayline Jung. I am Korean and moved to Canada in 2008 and I am living Vancouver now. It’s one of the best places to live. I love arts, design and paper crafting, especially card making. It was by chance in 2012 that I watched a card making tutorial on YouTube. Immediately, I fell in love with the craft so I watched tutorials for an entire year and finally at the end of 2013 I decided to try to make cards. This is my short story on how my love for making cards began. Sometime I draw my own images using pencils, watercolour or acrylic paint.
Now on to the BEAUTIFUL projects she created. She used the no-line watercolor technique along with our Wildflower and Beautiful Words stamp sets. The video she did is mesmerizing. It is a MUST SEE! Head over to her blog....quick! :)
Here are more cards created by the talented design team for A Blog Named Hero. They used Hero Arts products, along with Concord & 9th to come up with their creations. It's been a fun collaboration to see how two different companies products can compliment each other. Head over to A Blog Named Hero blog to read details on how they came up with their projects and to see additional photo's. Great job ladies!!
Kathy Stacy featuring Being Classy
Linda Trace featuring Shine Brighter
Michele Greenwood featuring By Your Side
Check out this new card by Joy! We love how she created an ombre behind the striped heart and how the "YOU ARE LOVED" looks like little labels from a label maker. Hop over to Joys blog Simple by Design for more specifics on how she created this beauty! If you missed our introduction post about Joy Taylor, keep scrolling to learn more about her!
Now - we know the Layers of Love die is out of stock. The response to the die was fantastic - and trust us - we have more on order and hope to receive them SOON! For now, keep gathering up all these fun ideas to try out when you get your own.
We are sponsoring another weekly challenge over at CASology. If you are unfamiliar with this challenge, you should go check it out. It's a fun way to stretch your imagination with your card making - and have the possibility to win a prize (from us, of course)! This weeks "cue word" is:
We created our own version of the cue word this week using our Tree Hugs stamp set. We "adore" this builder set, the color combo (which works great for women & men) and that this set is a great one for Valentine's, or any day of the year really! So, head over to CASology to join the fun!
A few weeks back we mentioned we were doing a collaboration with A Blog Named Hero. We wanted to do an update on the fun projects that have been made....so far! Here are some pictures, along with the artists name. Be sure and hop over to A Blog Named Hero to see additional photo's, read up on how they made their cards, and what inspired them to do so! SO FUN!
JESSICA FROST-BALLAS featuring By Your Side
ILIANA CROUSE featuring Map Love
KRISTINA BEAGLE featuring Let's Chat
LISA STEIN featuring Map Love
MICHELLE LUPTON featuring Written in the Stars
ALISHA AMANTIAD featuring Pop Art Pineapple
Great work ladies!!!
More to come later in the month! Stay tuned....
We are thrilled to have the talented Joy Taylor guest designing with us this month! We love her clean aesthetic. If you are not currently following her, you need to check out her beautiful blog, Simple by Design, and inspiring Instagram. Here's a little about Joy:
I am Joy and I live in Australia, in a small country town with my partner Darryl, we live in a small cottage with a brick path, lavender either side and a garden out the front…I have loved to craft for as long as I can remember and realised that I certainly needed my own room to come and go as I please...Darryl has built me all of my furniture in my craft room and he is super talented, I love and adore my room and it is constantly in a work of progress and a busy little hub, designing cards either for design teams or for myself...I have been on many design teams and have guested for many more, always honoured and humbled when asked...I have met so many people around the world through this craft and many have become close friends, this craft is something that keeps my life sane and smiles everyday!
Joy used our Layers of Love Bundle and 3mm Blush Sequins with the card she made below and we love it! The delicately placed sequins are perfectly placed to look like blossoms around the heart wreath. Head over to Joy's blog for more details on how she created this card.