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Saturday, 25 March 2017

A Celebratory Blog Hop with A Blog Named Hero!!

Hi friends!

I'm here to participate in the 5th Anniversary Blog Hop for A Blog Named Hero!! So exciting.


First of all, I'll get to the info about the Hop!

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 $400!  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!!

You should have come here straight from A Blog Named Hero,  so onto my card!

this photo is JUST slightly crooked enough to be making me crazy. please tilt head accordingly

tilt more...nah just kidding

I decided to use one of my very first Hero Arts stamps for this card, she's a darling little thing and no matter how many crafty-purges I do, I always hold on to her just a little longer.

I started this card out by die-cutting my circle die out of kraft cardstock, then using my stamp-a-ma-jig, I stamped the Hero Arts girl.

I set to work colouring her in using my Prismacolor Pencils (anyone else as obsessed with these as I am!?) and I only used a tiny bit of blending solution over her face and hair.

Next I took my kraft cardbase and stamped the Hero Arts Lattice background cling stamp using Versamark, and heat embossed using white embossing powder (also Hero Arts).   I adhered the coloured circle panel on top using dimensional adhesive.

Lastly I ran my Simon Says Stamp Congratulations die through with some black cardstock, cut the die down so it only said 'Congrats', and adhered it using Glossy Accents.

That's it! Super fun to make and easy peasy!

I hope you enjoy it and the rest of the amazing projects the participants have made, I'm sure they'll be gorgeous as always.

A Big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my darling A Blog Named Hero.

Next on the hop is the brilliant Hero Arts themselves!

Thank you for joining me!!

See you again soon.

Linda x





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T Simmons said...

Very adorable card

Mirella said...

Such an adorable card! Every time I see a card on kraft I tell myself that I need to try it, and then I always forget and use white bases... Gotta try remembering this time!

Teri W said...

Thanks for the memories. Darling card!

Irene said...

Adorable! I love that you returned to an original stamp!

Nioki77 said...

What a cute card

babs said...

This adorable girl is colored to perfection, I would cherish her forever!

tneudorf said...

What a cute card!

michelle in mi said...

So very sweet!

Andrea1702 said...

Adorable card! I love the little girl colored on craft, and that bold sentiment is perfect!

Shella Travarca said...

Beautiful coloring on Kraft! So happy I have all these stamps... off to my craft room!

BeckyR71 said...

Very cute! I have a few old Hero Arts Stamps that I just can't part with too. And I'm collecting quite a few new ones.

QuilterLaura said...

She is just adorable!

Carolina Kathy said...

Such a sweet card!! TFS

Carolina Kathy said...

Such a sweet card!! TFS

Carolina Kathy said...

Such a sweet card!! TFS

Mary W said...

Your color combo with kraft is wonderful - perfect for this cute little red head!

Beverly Perdue said...

Such an adorable card! I love your coloring on the girl! What a great idea to cut down the congrats.

Debbie Bailey said...

Simple and oh so cute.

Meghan Peterson said...

This is such a sweet card! I love how you used a nostalgic stamp with the modern background stamp - it's so cute!

Dot Freel said...

Very cute card! Enjoying the blog hop!

Robin Hoff said...

super cute card! Thanks for sharing

Samantha Coleman said...

What a cute little girl! I haven't even come close to becoming adequate with my prismacolor pencils. But I understand the name of the game is to practice, practice, practice.

Studio at 215 said...

The background makes the image pop!

nancylee said...

She is too stinkin cute! Love it.

Marg said...

What a lovely card. I love your colouring and that you used kraft cardstock. Perfect.

Deb said...

So adorable! I like that you used kraft cardstock for your main image. Fab!

Nives K said...

Great card!

Lisa Maxner said...

Adorable card :)

Avra Williams said...

She's adorable!

CeCe Carter said...

Your card is so adorable! I've not tried to color on kraft card stock yet. Thank you to the wonderful sponsors who are so generous!

Cynthia Cole said...

Sweet little girl card!

Lori said...

I love the look of pencil color on kraft cardstock.

Sue McRae said...

Such a sweet card!

Teri Smith said...

Such a sweet card. Love the spring peach colours in the dots.

Elia Rogers said...

Such a really cute card. Love the background.

Dana M said...

What a great card and super sweet girl image!

Linda Anderson said...

So many wonderful prizes...Happy Anniversary! And what a sweet card! Love your stamping and coloring on kraft!

Shannon said...

Gah! So precious! Thanks so much for sharing! <3

Christi Conley said...

What a cutie!! Your coloring is superb!

Silviya Alipieva said...

Gorgeous!

Eunyi Kirst said...

How fun!

ldiggs said...

Such a sweet, adorable card! Thanks for sharing!

Gina Fustich said...

Love your work! Your use of prisma colored pencils is gorgeous it almost looks painted!

Kajcyika said...

This is so beautiful! Love your coloring on kraft :)

Trina P. said...

Cute card!

rkymtnbloom said...

I love the look of white on kraft!

Sue said...

Whoop...whoop! Happy 5th Anniversary!!!

A Card Day's Work said...

Super cute card!

Betty Keefe said...

darling card Linda - beautifully colored!

Sarah P. said...

This card is so cute. The little girl is so sweet.

Allison G said...

Love the coloring and tile pattern on the background. Great job!

Allison G said...

Love the coloring and tile pattern on the background. Great job!

Yvonne Morentin said...

Super cute...

Linda Towill said...

Adorable card!

Joanie said...

Adorable! I color lots with pencils.

Shellarama said...

Very cute! Thx for sharing!

Marilyn Rumph said...

Cute and adorable. I can see why you keep her.

Lisa's Creative Corner said...

Great card! I love the background stamp and the congrats die.

Ashley Kessler said...

Adorable!!

Ashley Kessler said...

I'm not sure if my comment went through! But this is adorable!

Quillish said...

Such a cute card.. loved your colouring !

carrie said...

love the coloring on Kraft paper. Super sweet little girl card.

Char K said...

I have this stamp--I need to get her out again, love your design and I tilted my head accordingly :) jk, I couldn't even tell the photo was crooked

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Linda. The coloring looks great on Kraft. What a fun hop! Loving it!

Nikki C said...

Super Sweet Card :)

Pam Riedl said...

I love seeing how designs work on Kraft paper...Cute card!

Pam Riedl said...

I love seeing different ideas for using Kraft paper....great card!

Denise said...

Such a cute card.

R. Hill said...

Such a sweet card. Love the colors!

Lindar C said...

What a sweet card. I don't think I could bring myself to do a purge, I keep everything.

Kim Hill said...

She is a cute little thing indeed! Love the simple layout and the coloring on craft cardstock (one of my favorite techniques).

Janet Day said...

She is just too cute! Love the way the red flowers pop out!

JanR said...

Great card! I love Prismacolor pencils too! :)

ann greene said...

I'm so glad you held on to this stamp. The little girl is adorable. I love this card.

Tracy M. said...

What cute little girl. Nice card

Christine Kaminski said...

Such a cute card with the little girl!! super sweet!

Jill Rauenhorst said...

So sweet! Adorable.

Tracy said...

love how the card came out on the Kraft. Cute!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a cutie! I love the coloring on kraft!

Daria said...

What a darling card! You colored that sweet image beautifully. From another Prismacolor fan!

Michelle H said...

This is a very cute and simple card. The little girl image is adorable, and you colored it perfectly.

Jeannie Kampa said...

Adorable card... love the colors!!!

Gloria Kratz said...

So sweet and innocent looking perfect

Psychomak said...

A darling card and well executed.

Ericka Strange said...

Adorable card! Love the background and the girl is so cute!

Lieve said...

What a cute, lovely and friendly card !!
Warm Birthday greetings (it's mine today as well) from Belgium,
Lieve

sunnee63 said...

such a cutie!!

Jen said...

Love the card, and thanks for the inspiration.

Mj said...

Soooo adorable!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Such a cute card and sweet way to send a congrats message. Thank you so much for sharing.

El Ivens said...

Adorable. Thanks for the inspiration and participation in this blog.

Lisa Petrella said...

So adorable! Love the coloring on kraft!! And so cool that you've held onto one of your first HA stamps for so long!

Debbie said...

I have tons of craft card stock. Thanks for the idea.

Deb Kane said...

She's adorable, and ya I'm a prisma freak. Love that BG too

Sister sue said...

Simple and cute. love it on the Kraft cardstock

Colligan Crafts said...

Super cute card!!! Nice job!!

Denise Bryant said...

Adorable card! Enjoying the hop!

Barbara Green said...

such an adorable card.

Jane Sirak said...

That is very, very cute! I do not Know what my first hero arts Stamp was or I should say is I've only been doing this about two years and I jumped right in on practically a buying frenzy ....please contact me if I am a winner at ldyjs@outlook.com

Denise K said...

How sweet your card! I love using kraft colored cardstock for many projects.

Karen Kreider said...

Super cute card!

Sandy Small said...

Cute card! Congrats! I really like my prismacolor pencils.

Annie Solomon said...

Great card. Love your color choices. Very unusual.

T Blevins said...

Adorable image and a great card.

McStamper said...

Love your darling card. What a sweet image.

Heike said...

Such a sweet little girl with her flowers.

Rose W said...

Linda, thanks for sharing such a neat card. Really like the little lady. Wish she would come back. Any chance for "retro" stamps someday?

Linda said...

This is an adorable card and love the background and colors. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Jean Maxwell said...

Very cute card, wish I could color as well

D Q said...

What a sweet card.

Gwen Green said...

Beautiful Card. Love the colors!!! Thanks for sharing!

Daniela said...

Beautiful and simple card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Marilyn in Michigan said...

She is just adorable! Great card.

Judy B said...

I like seeing examples with Prisma Color pencils

APS DoRight said...

Cute as a button!!! of course you have to keep her!

Kathy Krug said...

Cute card. Sweet image colored on kraft.

cropmom66 said...

Adorable card!! I still have a few of my very first stamps as well.

El Ivens said...

Cute card. Thanks for the inspiration and participation in this blog.

Cindy G said...

Adorable! I can see why you retain this cutie pie year after year.

Judy McEwan said...

so cute

Soleil Hurst said...

Lovely!

Jess said...

I love the use of Kraft I just need to think to use it more. Love your card

Kira N. said...

What a beautiful and sweet card!

Laurie said...

That word die is great! TFS!

Aunt Denise said...

I am really loving bright color on craft cardstock! Such a cute card!

katrynka said...

Such a cute card!

kiram said...

Adorable.

Marie said...

So sweet!

Christina Dauven said...

This is truly a sweet card with the little girl.

Donna Zuk said...

Such a cute card, love the colors.

Skrater said...

Too cute!

Kelly Massman said...

your card is really sweet!

Debbie said...

She looks so darling ;- ) Such a cute card. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Sweet image.
Martha M

Swh2013 said...

Cute card! No wonder you hold onto her! She's adorable!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Super adorable girl, love your Kraft with white lattice background!

Becky Dunham said...

Adorable card Linda! Thanks for sharing :)

tina said...

Cute card!

Sally Malec said...

Very cute and sweet card!

Good Kardma by Jules said...

So cute! Love your card - it's one of those that just makes you happy. Thank you for the chance to win!

Julie Quin said...

It is amazing by switching the little girl up - you have a modern look and feel to the card - love it

Stacy said...

She is adorable. I would keep her, too!

Shillig Family said...

So cute! You are very talented!

Sara P said...

so cute.

mzjluv said...

Super cute card!

Donna Idlet said...

Linda, your card is adorable. I love the image and how you colored it.

Tommie said...

I have not tired coloring on kraft yet, but I need to soon, I really love the way it looks and this card is no exception! It's super cute!

Tammie J said...

Such an adorable card. I love the lattice background. I think we all have a few things it's impossible to part with.

Evelyn said...

Very cute card.

Tami said...

Great card!!

stampwithsandy said...

So cute! I love how you colored on kraft paper. And I never would have noticed it was at all crooked!

Becky Moore said...

This card is so adorable! I like all the elements you chose! Thank you!

Chelle Lee said...

Love that you used your first HA stamp and have held onto it. I adore colored pencils with kraft cardstock in particular. Such a cute card.

Debbie Nutt said...

Great colour choices on your card! Sweet girl. I'd keep her too. Lots of possibilities there. The lattice background makes the card pop. Gotta get me some of that Hero Arts E.P. It looks perfect!

Judy Tuck said...

Sweet card! She's adorable!

Windy said...

Very cute! I see why you keep her.

A Little About Everything said...

love anything on kraft paper. Great coloring with prisma pencils.

justme81233 said...

Very sweet card.

justme81233 said...

Very sweet card.

Dar said...

Such a cute card and such a cute little girl stamp. I can see why you hold onto her.

Heather said...

This is super cute!! I love the pops of black and the peach!

kReN K said...

What a great idea to use one of your first HA images! You have me wanting to create a project with one of MY first images as well. Great idea and great inspiration! I love that image! Hmmm, I wonder which HA was my first? I will have to check it out! I do love all my HA images!

Vonmariedesign said...

She is cute and lovely colored!!

Kari D said...

Tee hee! We all have our fav stamps we just can't let go of. Completely understand. This little girl is so cute and the card is just too sweet.

Laura Peddicord said...

Your background is perfect for your card. It brings in the contrast but doesn't overtake the main focus of the card - the cute little girl. Thank you for sharing!

Melissa59 said...

Adorable card. I never think of coloring on Kraft. It looks fabulous! As for your little girl stamp, I think she's precious. Definitely a keeper!

Denise Fonda said...

Such a cute little card, I love anything on kraft. Thank you confirming your love for Prismacolor pencils, I am getting ready to order them.

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

I love this little girl and think the Kraft colored cardstock looks great!

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

I love this little girl and think the Kraft colored cardstock looks great!

Memories by Manda said...

Such a cute card.

Abby said...

Nice card!

Tracy Lustick said...

I love the little girl ! Happiness always on your 5 year anniversary to a blog called hero !

Lisa H said...

Sweet card. I really like it on the Kraft cardstock and the heat embossed background is great.

StampinLouie said...

Such a cute stamp. i would hold on to that one forever. thanks for sharing.

Patt H. said...

Such a cute little sweetie & that lattice background is a super touch. Love this card!

Sandra Frutchey said...

Such a sweet card and love that you used one of your first stamps from Hero Arts

Billie A said...

I Love kraft / darker cardstock and coloring. The white background image is stunning and the little girl is darling. This card is so cute.

Deanna said...

Cute idea. Thank you for sharing

Nancy said...

Adorable!

Dianna said...

Love the white background on the kraft card stock!

Bethany Stover said...

That is so adorable! You're definitely one of my favorites in this hop.

kcoker said...

This card is precious!

Daylene said...

Very cute card!

LeeAnn McKinney said...

This is great,love your project.

Linda said...

Hi Caron! I'm in Australia so the only one I've been able to source is called Orange Oil :)
Thankyou for your comment!

Linda said...

Hi Joy! Unfortunately they don't, but maybe you could find a second hand one somewhere? Thanks for your comment!

scrapnhawaii said...

Your sweetie on Kraft paper is adorable! How fun that you still have your first Heo stamp. So perfect for this anniversary!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Such an adorable card Linda! Beautiful coloring...
I host "always anything goes" challenges every Friday with lots of prizes and companies sponsoring me. Would love for you to join us and check us out!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Kym Maxwell said...

So cute!!

barbara c said...

Makes me think of my daughter..So adorable..Happy 5th..Thank you for sharing..

Hey Jude Cards said...

What an adorable sweet congrats girl. Love her!!!!

Swapna B Patil said...

Such a pretty card Linda.. Loved each detailing on the card.. Yes I do love my Prisma colours so much but due to lack of practising I am not able to have hold on them.. For sure i will use them more and more..

Christy Q said...

Gorgeous coloring!!! Love the look of the prismas on kraft - I've fallen in love with my prisma colored pencils again so I can totally relate!

Monica Bergmann said...

Love it

Purple Princess said...

Such a cute card!!

Oliev said...

Sweet card!

Andrea said...

Super cute!

D Golly said...

What a cute card. Happy Birthday Hero!

Alma Dirpaul said...

I like my Prismacolor pencils, too. What an exciting blog hop and giveaway!

patti said...

What a cute card and yes I have a few stamps I won"t get rid of.

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