A Blog Named Hero January Challenge

A Blog Named Hero January Challenge

Today is the first challenge of 2017 over at A Blog Named Hero!  The challenge theme for January is “New to Me.”  Just dig out anything new to you in your stash or use a new technique to create a card!  Easy peasy!


Right At Home Stamps is sponsoring and we’re showcasing two of their brand new stamp sets!


If you’re a coffee lover, you’re going to love How Have You Bean? and Cup of Joy!


I used How Have You Bean? along with Hero Arts’ LOL set to create a little smart phone message.

The phone was stamped in black ink and fussy cut before applying Glossy Accents to it.  I wanted the phone to have a realistic shine!  Once the Glossy Accents was dry, I selectively stamped the sentiments and coffee bean images.  The coffee beans were colored with a Copic marker.  Three tiny gold sequin stars were adhered as embellishments.  The finished phone was then attached to the kraft card base using foam dots to add a little dimension.  The polka dot washi tape was added last.

I just love this particular sentiment!  It’s so true for me right now when life gets hectic.  There’s nothing quite like a soothing cup of hot coffee to sip on at the beginning of a day to ease into things!

I hope you’ll join in this month’s challenge!  There’s lots of excitement ahead over at A Blog Named Hero this year, so you’ll want to keep up-to-date by participating in the monthly challenges or follow along on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.

Happy New Year!



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  • Cindy C. Posted Tuesday, 01/03/2017 10:35 am

    Super fun card! Love that sentiment!!

  • Janet Ingraham Posted Tuesday, 01/03/2017 11:41 pm

    Definitely one of the cutest coffee cards I’ve seen.

  • Lisa Elton Posted Wednesday, 01/04/2017 9:29 pm

    What a fun card Melissa!! That little bit of Washi tape is perfect!

  • d Idlet Posted Tuesday, 01/17/2017 9:59 am

    Fun card Melissa! Thanks for sharing.

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