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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





Supplies below:



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Fe Orot Mejia said...

Soooooo cute and adorable!!!!

Francine D said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

CCDivaMM said...

She is so sweet. love this card.

the bean said...

Very cute card and excellent coloring !

Tammy J said...

I love the coloring on this card. I usually don't do kraft card but I like this.

Crafty Crafter UK said...

Love the stamp a must have for any collection
never let her go, you can make so
many different and beautiful cards with her
(as you have just demonstrated)

Susan Eliot said...

Love this! - Especially the oranges with the Kraft!

Leslie Kiley said...

such a cute card! Love how the little girl stands out because of your color choices.

Karen B. said...

Such a sweet card, perfect coloring!

barbara macaskill said...

Such a sweet and adorable card! TFS!

Unknown said...

I love anything on kraft cardstock!

Unknown said...

I didn't leave my name with my previous comment....oops.

Rebecca B. from FL

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Adorable card!!!

Melynn Long said...

Very cute card-love the coloring on craft paper.

dutch land said...

So sweet. She reminds me of my little girl. Great card.

Celeste said...

I have been making handmade cards, well my whole life. I am new to this whole world of online carmaker blogs though. Recently, I purged my stamps because the amount of choices was stifling my creativity. I felt sick to do it but I couldn't create so I had no choice. I felt so sane when I just read that you also purge your crafts. I enjoy being a minimalist when it comes to my card making. I grew up making cards from the things around me like an old hair ribbon, a leaf, something torn out of a magazine or corrugated packaging. That's where I find my insiration.

bryansgyrl said...

I love the variation stamping on craft creates...must try this technique soon! :)

Jean said...

Delightful

swldebbie said...

What a cutie!

mtscrapgal said...

The little gir is so cute. I love the colors you chose. The embossed background adds just the right touch. Thanks

Kim Ross said...

Your card is adorable, Linda! Congratulations to A Blog Named Hero! Five years of success is such an achievement! Here's to many more years of inspiration and fun! :)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Adorable image for such a sweet card. TFS

Monika Reeck said...

Oh I have this Image too
I did swapping with my friend last past time
and this lady still in my Drawer waiting for the coloring and I love your color combo and lovely enamel dots
Great card!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Such a cute card!

Malaika said...

The little girl is so cute and I love the background too. Wow!

Amy said...

What a cute stamp! Love that you're like me and a slight bit of crookedness will drive you nuts :)

Cindaku said...

Such a cute card!

lindagk23 said...

What an adorable card! I can see why you haven't wanted to part with her. TFS!

MiamiKel said...

Absolute sweetness!! She is colored to perfection ! thanks for sharing !

J Crooks said...

I love prismacolor pencils too.

Rach said...

I love the coloring of the girl!!

Jfer said...

I LOVE the peach on the craft paper! Such a cute combo!

Jackie said...

So very cute! Love how you coloured the image and really like the white lattice background on the kraft paper. Congratulations on 5 wonderful years and here's to many more!

Pam D. said...

This little girl is adorable, definitely hang onto her. :) I just got my first prismacolor pencils and am nervous so thanks for the inspiration! Love this on the kraft cardstock.

Heather DePasquale said...

Reminds me of the vintage Holly Hobbie dolls. Love your color choice. Thanks for sharing!

Noreen said...

Perfect card for a sweet little girl!

Noreen
Crafty Journal

Ava Alexander said...

So cute. Love the kraft card base.

Holly said...

I love this card! The little girl is darling.

charliemmh said...

Such a cute card. I like your coloring on the kraft paper. Thanks for the inspiration.

Barbara said...

Such a sweet card: I can understand why you aren't willing to let that stamp go! TFS

Stacy said...

She is so cute, I can see why you keep her. I like the color scheme you used.

Kimberly Rendino said...

Aw. she is adorable! I see why you hold onto her!! The coloring on kraft is wonderful.

Denise Gutshall said...

How adorable image! I love the background and the colors!

Engineered Baker said...

Such a cute card! Love it :)

Nezumi_rei said...

Love the background! Thanks for sharing.

Hsin-Yi said...

So adorable! Love the coloring as well as the background. The little girl on the card is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Adoree said...

What a cutie patootie!

Judie said...

Gorgeous card and colouring!!!

Rose said...

Very cute.

BFalcone said...

Such a cute card.....very sweet.

Shawninaz said...

Adorable card I don't remember this stamp but it's obviously a keeper!

Tracie Pond said...

She is sweet, worth holding onto =) Thank you for helping to create an amazing challenge blog.

Daria said...

Such a cute card!

Karenajo said...

Love those 'go to' stamps that we keep hanging on to ! Must have been a good reason we bought them in the first place. Very lovely card !

Karthikha said...

That's a lovely card, with a nice design! The girl is so cute with your coloring :)

Z Sullivan said...

So cute. I love the lattice background. TFS.

joy said...

Super cute little girl with a great background! Love it.

joybird1223@gmail.com

Candice Lin said...

Too cute!! Love the background.

Carrie said...

Love this card! I can see why she's survived so many purges.

Maryjo Monterosso said...

Adorable little girl. Love the user of Kraft card stock.

Sherri Clifford said...

Adorable!

froggers said...

What a darling little girl. Makes me think of spring.

Holly Jackson said...

Linda I know what you mean by trying to clear your stash, but saving back that favorite item. I can see why you saved this one..Very cute!

Margery C said...

Ah, memories of older stamps. The styles have changed but cute always stays cute. Keep that little girl stamp forever.

Cyndee Scholet said...

Cute card! Love the cutouts along the edge of the circle die!

Lisa A creations said...

Congrats A Blog Named Hero on your birthday! Thanks for a chance to win!

Jaycee C. said...

Darling card.

Rebecca Ednie said...

She is adorable and it's a cute card.

Susan Wareham said...

LOL Very cute card

Susan K said...

Love ideas using craft cardstock. Love your card. Thanks for sharing

D.Ann C said...

Oh, she's darling and I love the white on kraft background!!
Huge congrats to A Blog Named Hero for their 5th anniversary!

Linda T. said...

I love everything done with kraft! Your card is adorable!

Lindsey Fabian said...

What a cutie.

Lindsey Fabian said...

What a cutie.

DonnaMundinger said...

Fab coloring on the kraft! What a fun design. xxD

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