Simple card and random stuff…

Hey there, folks.

Here is a super fast card I did with some new Hero stamps.  Love stamping with markers.  Memento Markers are my favorite for coloring directly onto rubber stamps and then stamping with.  Here they are: GREENS, PURPLES, BLUES, PINKS, YELLOWS/ORANGES and BROWNS.  (Stampin' Up markers also work for this.)  I just colored the stamp, spritzed once or twice from far away with water and stamped.  Easy peasy.

042010 Memento Markers
Supplies: Hero Arts stamps (flower and greeting) and cards and gems; Memento Markers; Mini Mister with water.

BTW… I get a lot of questions about greetings for the inside of cards.  THIS set has several that can be used on the inside and outside.  (For example: "Friend" on the outside and "Thank you for being you" on the inside.)


Thought I would give a quick update on Cards for Kids.  We are still going strong!  I passed along information of those of you who sent in cards to Jana.  She hopes to post them on her site this weekend.  I will keep you posted. Remember – we have great prizes (HERE)!  You have to get them in the mail before the end of April.  I will be starting another round of prizes after that.  But these kids and families really need us!

Oh, and a big round of applause to Jenn Shurkus and her friends at Colorful Creations.  They sent a TON of cards for the kids – thank you!

Other random goodness and such:

  • Still a rockin' stamp sale over at 2Peas.  25% off!  HERE are the Hero Arts stamps.  I ordered a few days ago from 2Peas and got it so quick.  Gotta love that.
  • Working a video totally intended to enable you.  Just a warning – get your wallet ready. 🙂
  • I am very sad to say, but I stepped down as a Garden Girl on 2Peas.  I have been one for 8 or 9 years and it was hard to leave.  That role has opened so many doors for me, and I will be forever grateful to Kristina for that.  I also made many friends there.  But I needed to cut back and that was one of the things I had to do.  I will still be a part of 2Peas from the outside and will hopefully still have projects with them.
  • BTW… part of my reason for cutting back is for making more time for the teaching that I love to do – to devote to that as opposed to squeezing it in and taking time away from my family.  I do plan to add a few stores/events to my schedule in the future – places where I can drag my family along.  :)  Please contact me if you are interested.  (I get a lot of emails about this, but please resend if you are still interested.)
  • Getting ready for a big event at Hero Arts in May.  It is for store owners and employees – a weekend of classes *in* Hero's factory!  How cool is that?  If you are a store owner, email me for details.  If you know a store owner – pass on the info!  There are limited spots available.  (Oh – and we will have special assistants – Ken and Colin.  Fun!)  Shari Carroll and I will be teaching.

OK… off to do computer work.  Night!

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94 thoughts on “Simple card and random stuff…”

  1. ahhhh those flowers are so beautiful! I better get my cards together for th card drive. They are finished. Just need to organize them. Can’t wait to see your enabling video!

  2. What a pretty card, Jennifer! Making my wish list of favourite new HA stamps… 🙂

    Will miss you over at 2 peas (not that I’ve spent that much time there since the HA blog started). 😉 You gotta do what you gotta do. 🙂 I’m sure you must have mixed emotions…

    If you ever teach anywhere closer to me I’d love to know! Niagara Falls would be a great place to take the family. 😉

  3. I think your family would love to go to Washington and see Virginia and Maryland…you could hit four states in one day!! Can’t get any better than that 🙂
    I love the card with the water color look so very pretty. I can’t believe that you were a garden girl for that long. Teaching is your passion and your teaching is contagious and so inspiring… so happy you are making time for more of it. Hope hubby gets home soon!

  4. You card is AMAZING! While I am saddened that I won’t see you at Peas anymore…I still feel blessed to have you HERE. I think I spend more time here, the HA blog and most of it now is perusing the HA Flickr pool. I only look in the gallery at peas sporadically.

    I am thrilled to hear that you will be teaching more. I would love to attend one of your classes. I will keep an eye out. DH owes me 3 full days of scrapping where ever I choose this summer….Maybe that will be in class with you! Would be so fun!

    I am so happy for you. I love that you are putting you first! 🙂 It’s a very hard thing to do. I have struggled with it greatly over the past year and a half. I am learning slowly….and it’s just so good for my mental health! 😉

    Where ever you are….we will always be here. Waiting patiently to be inspired by you! {{{HUGS Girl}}} you rock! 🙂

  5. Hi Jen! I think it’s good that you did what you needed to do for you family! And to do what you love which is teaching! It’s more important to do what you love and spend time with family, kids grow up way to fast!

  6. Wow – what a gorgeous card! That stamp is going on my wish list. And if I win the lottery in the next few days I’ll be buying a stamp store & getting myself to the US for that Hero event – it sounds like fun.

    Thanks for sharing, we all appreciate the time you take to post here.

  7. Hi! I have a few things to type..1) can u tell me how to get that magazine from your local store? 2) MI is so beautiful in the summer3) I think a store in Brighton MI named Scrap Tales would love to have you here in the summer! 4) Archivers is close too…any chance? Love your quick card…need to do more of these!I would sign up for ALL your classes and bring my sisters…hands would fill so fast lol…let me know bout the magazine tho if you have time

  8. Love your gorgeous card! I was so looking forward to the next Thinking Inking Class on 2Peas… I guess that won’t take place now. But I do understand well that you need time for your family!

  9. Hi Jennifer! What a fabulous card! Thank you for the reminder that we can use markers with our rubber stamps! It always looks so bright! It’s nice to hear you are taking more time for yourself, your family and what you love to do…teach! I’m looking forward to the “enabling video!” My wallet is ready! 🙂

  10. Oohh! So sorry to hear you’re leaving 2peas! As Vanessa, I was really looking forward to a second Thinking Inking edition. That series marked a big milestone in my “stamping life”, I learnt so much from you! But I know it’s the right decision, family goes first 🙂
    Ok, so now we need you to come to teach in Spain! (A girl can dream, lol!)

  11. Oh, wow… I’m a bit nervous about your enabling video… buttt I can’t wait to see it! LoL… It’s “bitter-sweet”! Haha…
    We will miss you at Two-Peas… but i’m glad you are happy and that you will be doing more of what you love to do! You are always such an inspiration!

  12. Such a pretty summery card Jennifer, Love the new flower stamps from HA and that word set is just awesome…. see my credit card coming out again!!!!

  13. Love the card!! …but then I always love your cards! Sent you an email about coming to the LSS that I work for. She has wanted you to come for a long time, so, hopefully, I will see you there!

  14. Well, not to sound selfish, but I will take you as a teacher anytime versus being a Garden Girl!!! YEA!!! Hope I am not turning into a groupie!!!

  15. Beautiful Spring card Jennifer. I sure wish i could take a class with you but until that is possible I’ll just enjoy my self right here on your blog. TFS!!! 😀

  16. Jennifer

    I support you in making a hard decision. Your classes are very high end with
    lots of ideas and cutting edge techniques.

    Bless you and family.

    Sandi N.

  17. I say think Montana, we are a beautiful state, think Yellostone, Glacier Park. We would love to share it all with you and your family.

    I loved the quick card, right down my alley.

    Donna C.

  18. Lovely card today, and thanks for reminding us about stamping using markers, and for the link to the Momento ones. And for the sentiment stamps – always room for more of them!

  19. I love this card. I like how I learn techniques from you (so I’m excited about the video you’re working on and will share!)

  20. Beautiful card! If you teach anywhere in Indiana, especially if you’re close to Indy, let us know! 🙂

  21. We are going to miss the classes at Two Peas,
    so sad to see you leave. by the way I love the card
    you posted, very spring like with all the bright colours.

  22. Jennifer, what a great card. I love that sentiment set. It’s on my must have list.
    I’m working on some cards for the kids. I hope I can get them out by the end of the month.

  23. Thanks for this card. It could be used for just about anything. Just change the sentiment. Very uplifting and cheerful.

  24. LOVE this simple yet so sweet card! Hope you get some more time for family after stepping down from Two Peas! I’d love to have a store NOW and take the class with you and Sheri! You are brilliant in your teaching-please keep it coming! Any chance you may want to head to Canada? Just dreaming!

  25. Your card is lovely. Since there are so many new products out on the market, I forget about this simple technique which looks wonderful on a card. As usual you are an inspiration. I will mention to our local stamp shop that you are doing classes now. Would LOVE to take a class with you and meet your family. I’m near Sacramento and not too far from Hero Arts. Teaching is a wonderful profession, and I’m sure you are a great one! Hope your hubby gets home soon.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

  26. Having experienced your classes I can see how much you love doing them! May God grant you wisdom as you seek to use the gifts He has given to you while continuing to be a wife and mother.

  27. Only you could make a quick card so incredibly beautiful. Wow, the colours pop.
    And well done for creating some balance in your life.
    You are SUCH an inspiration – in so so so many ways.

  28. Thanks for the tip on stamping with markers and spritzing with water. I recently purchased some Momento Markers and wasn’t really fond of the “huffing” technique. I will be trying the water spritz!

  29. Beautiful card! I love the Hero arts set – lovely thoughts. Congrats on your decision to teach and spend time with the family! It will come back to bless you MANY times over!

  30. If you ever make your way westward to Seattle please post it in BIG LETTERS. I’d love to attend one of your classes!

  31. Love the card — makes me so happy!! Please, please, please think about teaching a class when you come to visit in Florida. We have so few scrapbook stores left in Orlando (and none where I am) that I would travel to the Villages just to take your class!

  32. i love those flowers. once again the colors are amazing. i think i will have to get those stamps with the sentiments. i really am liking them. i cant wait till the video. i love love love to be enabled! have a great day with your family!

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