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A Blog Named Hero’s 5th Anniversary Blog Hop Celebration!

A Blog Named Hero’s 5th Anniversary Blog Hop Celebration!
Have you heard?!  A Blog Named Hero is celebrating their 5 Year Anniversary today and tomorrow with a fabulous blog hop! 2017 Mar BlogHop Logo There have been so many wonderful companies who have sponsored the blog over the past 5 years and we wanted to give them a shout out as we celebrate this milestone, thanking them for their valued support over the past five years!  I have included the hop & prize details at the bottom of this post.  They can also be found over at A Blog Named Hero for easy reference and the full list of today's blog hop participants. As an A Blog Named Hero design team member, I created a card using some of Hero Arts' newest stamps!  I happen to love silhouette stamps and had to acquire the new Birthday Animal Silhouettes set as soon as I saw it!  So much fun!  I stamped the elephant in Soft Granite and the party hat in Crimson.  The little ball at the top of the party hat is a small accent pearl that I colored with a Copic marker!  I masked the water spray and used distress inks to add color.  The sentiment was stamped in black ink and then I added a touch of sparkle with a clear Wink of Stella brush marker. 2017 Mar BlogHopElephant Closeup  
**GIVEAWAY INFO:
A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for our wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies!  Several companies decided to help us celebrate our fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were so generous that we decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day!  Giveaway prizes total more than $500!  To win, leave a comment on each hop stop.  We will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning!  And be sure to visit A Blog Named Hero on Sunday for the list of Sunday hoppers and prizes!  Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th.
Today's prizes include the following:
Good luck and happy hopping!!**

Your next stop is Amy Tsuruta's blog!

Have fun hopping and remember to check for a new hop list tomorrow at A Blog Named Hero!  You'll need to hop along again tomorrow to be eligible for tomorrow's prizes! 2017 Signature Save SaveContinue Reading...
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Hero Arts Koi Hello

Hero Arts Koi Hello
It's almost Friday and I've been working away in my craft room this week, trying to work ahead for a change! Today, I was in the mood for a one layer card!  Hero Arts' new Color Layering Koi set was just perfect for what I had in mind!  I layer stamped the fish in Soft Vanilla & Soft Granite inks, stamping the eyes with Carcoal ink.  I used a clean fonted sentiment from Hero Arts' Everyday Sayings, stamping it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  To finish off the design, I added some subtle sparkle to the fish using a Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle marker. 2017 Mar9 KoiCloseup I hope your week has been decent!  A busy one here, but we're doing okay! SaveContinue Reading...

CASology #80: Purple


It's time to think in color!  This week's cue word challenge over at CASology is PURPLE!  I wonder if you like this color?  My mother sure does and she was the inspiration for my card this time around!

Stamps:  Prickley Pear (Spring Scalloped Circles - sentiment)
I used an SU heart trio punch to create a mask for the hearts.  So simple!  I inked the three hearts in three different shades of purple, although, the smallest heart looks like more of a greyish purple to me!  Ah, well.  I found a simple sentiment to accompany the hearts and will send this card off to my mother this week!

Our sponsor this week is none other than the lovely Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps and they'll be awarding the challenge winner with a variety of unmounted red rubber stamps from their store!  Be sure and visit the design team members' blogs as well as our guest designer's blog this week and then link up your own PURPLE creation by Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (CST)!



 

Another day of no school today due to the extreme cold!  We had an enjoyable day at home yesterday and today should be more of the same!  DD is turning 6 months old, so I should probably dig the camera out again and see if I can't get a few photos taken for the occasion!  All four kids humored me yesterday while I took a Valentine's Day photo of them.  I got some valentine photo cards ordered and now will impatiently wait for them!  Isn't that how it always goes?!


Have a terrific Tuesday!

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