It’s the first Monday of the month….and you’re going to soon know what that means. “Bum rushing” (as my dad used to say) the Hero Arts website for their kit starting at noon EST! Agh! 1, 2, 3, GO!

Coloring Glass Ornaments

When I saw the stamps I knew I was going to be practicing coloring shiny glass. Of all colors and types! The open shapes are great for that….and in the video I also show some other ideas for those frightened by the open space – stamp in some other images! Check out the video below, or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube.

My Monthly Hero kit

Below is the kit this month, designed by my friend Kathy (they’re different each month – you can see last month’s HERE stamping a floral wreath with the MISTI that also works with other flower stamps you have). I only had the stamps to work with (the other items weren’t ready yet so I couldn’t show you)… I fussycut my ornaments. Which is never an issue for me, I rather enjoy it!

But the HUGE stamp set is the equivalent of two 4×6 sets – lots in there that can be used both for holiday ornaments AND for year-round stamping too. Succulents, gnome, froggie – and the sentiments are year-round ones as well! It also comes with a custom mix of Flower Soft – be sure to pick up some of THIS glue if you haven’t tried it yet; it’s the only thing I’ve successfully had Flower Soft stay in place with. MyHeroKitNovember


You can visit a more creations on a hop today if you’d like more ideas with the kit – enjoy these! And scroll down if you’d like photos of the individual ornaments I created.

  1. Hero Arts
  2. Kathy Racoosin
  3. Sandy Allnock <—that’s me!
  4. Lydia Fiedler
  5. Libby Hickson
  6. Amy Tsuruta
  7. Jayne Nelson

Card call for Inspiration Takeoff

This month, I’d love for a few of you to send in a sample card – I collect ideas from all over, and I’d like to use YOUR idea for an Inspiration Takeoff video! If your card is chosen, you’ll get featured in the video as my inspiration, and I’ll share your social links with everyone! For the month of November: BIRDS! I know, I know, I probably should do Christmas cards. But heck, you could make a Christmas card with a bird! Just be sure the bird is the big deal on the card, okay? I have a bunch of bird stamps and want some ideas to use them. Cards are due by Nov 30, and the video will be shown sometime in December. The address:

Sandy Allnock, PO Box 23395 , Federal Way WA 98093


Below are pics of each ornament colored in the video, in case you want to pin them to try to follow along later! I googled “glass ornaments” and found lots of great examples…if you’re new, then pick one with a few simple highlights to copy. If you’re ready to go wild, do as I did!

Sandy Allnock - glass teardrop ornament Sandy Allnock - glass round ornament

For the colored ones, I added shading along the lines that I stamped, and didn’t worry so much about “global” shading on those areas. I just had to make the bottom part look glassy.Sandy Allnock - red teardrop ornament

For this I stamped just the grasses – a tiny tiny element that adds some fun trim!

Sandy Allnock - green teardrop ornament

I included two bonus ornaments – I didn’t make videos, just sat in front of the tv doing some glass practice!Sandy Allnock - fungshuei ornament Sandy Allnock - gold ornament If you’ve got other ornament stamps, you can try some similiar things, too – pick some fun stamps to stamp inside them, check out some googled images, and create your own designs!


Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the wording to go directly to the item. Affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.