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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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Linda Gorun said...

So adorable! Love the different colors.

Helen Budz said...

This card is adorable. . .love what you did with the kraft coloring. It highlights your colored images so well. Thanks for sharing it.

Caron's Creations said...

She/the card is as cute as can be. Love the Hero Arts background stamp waves - a must for my next purchase.
I was wondering what kind of blending solution you used with your pencils.

JanetB said...

What a sweet little girl, no wonder you have held on to her! She looks great on kraft paper, with your coloring.

Macimbalo said...

Love your card - that punched circle is the perfect frame!

Cindy C. said...

She is a cutie pie! The whole card design so lovely!!

Downhill T said...

lOVE THE PRISMA COLORING AND BACKGROUND STAMP.

sheri white said...

Cute little girl!

Jackie Parkins said...

THat's so cute! I love the coloring you did on the little girl, it's perfect.

Teresa Doyle said...

This is adorable Linda, a great card!

Mary McCaslin said...

Lovvvve this card!

Carol Didier said...

She's definitely a keeper!! Your pencil coloring is perfect.

Megan said...

Love the coloring on kraft!

Sarah M said...

Cute card and pretty coloring! I need to pull out my colored pencils and color on some kraft cardstock!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Its so cute card !

MakeYourLifeColourful said...

What a cute girl, and love the kraft background!

Carol Hintermeier said...

Adorable card! Your coloring on the kraft paper is great!

Tami B said...

Very sweet card and cutting down the congratulations die worked really well.

Renee's ramblings said...

The white ep really pops on the kraft paper! Wonderful!

Frozenstamper said...

Such a sweet image, I'd never purge her either! Cute card!

Brenda in IN said...

What a cute card this is. I think that is so cool that you have kept your first Hero Arts stamp. Your coloring is very pretty.

Robin R said...

That little girl is so sweet. No wonder you have kept her. Your coloring is amazing.

Charlanne Bittinger said...

Delightful. I have been looking for a little girl like that for a couple of my granddaughters.

Sheri said...

I love to see what people create on Kraft paper. Thanks for sharing this cutie

Linda Meunier said...

I love this card on kraft card stock!

SRob said...

Very sweet card!

snappy scrappy said...

So sweet!

Laura S said...

Cute card! Great idea to color on Kraft!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I can see why you keep her - she's just darling!
Gorgeous card.

Barb said...

What a sweet image! Nostalgia!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your card is so adorable! The little girl is so sweet and cute!

Tomiko Bishop said...

Super cute! I would have never thought of coloring on a craft color. Thanks for sharing😊

craftymom205 said...

Cute card.

madhvi shah said...

She is cute

Lisa said...

This little girl always makes me smile. :)

Late Blooming said...

She is just too cute. Thanks.

Andi Marie said...

What a beautiful little girl!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love this cute little card. The little girl image is adorable:)

BreAnn Loveland said...

I love the lattice background! And I really love the white on kraft.

Pitney said...

Cute, cute cute! Am inspired by your wonderful coloring!!!!

Andrea Stolba-Ritzke said...

Nice colors. I like the white embossing on Kraft.

Scraplea 1 said...

Oh she's cute! What a great card. Thanks for sharing with us. Off to hop, can't wait to see more...

Susan Lang said...

Cute little stamp. Love the card.

Gail said...

The coloring is great - she really pops!

Anne Park Marshall said...

I too am into prismacolors! Grab a coloring book and a tin of pencils and I am good to go anywhere. Good job on your girl!

Mary Holshouser said...

The little girl is so sweet.
Love the background paper.
Sometimes the older stamps
are still the best.
thanks for sharing.

Leslie said...

Sweet card! You do nice work. Love this hop. Congrats Hero.

d alessi said...

So vert sweet!!

Susie Sonnier said...

Such a pretty card!!!

Debbie Selby said...

Always like the look of coloured pencils on kraft. Nice that you used a vintage Hero Arts stamp too, for the blog.

Debbie B said...

Adorable card! She is so cute! Your coloring is amazing! What blending solution do you use with your prisma pencils? Such a great way to start my weekend with this blog hop so full of talented people. Thanks for sharing!

Ann K said...

What an adorable little girl - love your card - and love Hero Arts products.

Anna Tracy said...

I can totally see why you hold on to her so cute and a very sweet card!!!!

Kari Webster said...

So fun!! Love that background stamp! It is one of my favorites from HA!

Kristina Pittman said...

So cute!! Thank you!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so super cute!!! I love it.

Nana Griffin said...

So ute and great coloring.

Crystal said...

Your card is great...thanks for sharing a classic! That background is perfect for her. :-)

Terri Mansfield said...

I think I still have everyone of my Hero Arts stamps....just can't bear to part with them!!! I have all the shadow stamps from back in the day and I still love them. This card is beautiful!! I have the pencils but never get up the courage to really use them....this makes me want to try. TFS.

Cheryl I said...

I love that little girl stamp so much, and your card is adorable!

Isabel Z said...

Love what you created and what a fun blog hop!!!

Sarah Greber said...

Neat that you used one of your first stamps by hero arts. I am interested in the pencils too!

Martha Harris said...

Always fun to walk down nostalgia lane and use a stamp we haven't used in awhile. Lovely coloring on your cute card.

Nora N. said...

This is so cute!! LOVE the layering and your coloring on this adorable card!!!

Lynne Dillard said...

Very cute card.

Teresa Cherka said...

Love the card. Thanks for sharing.

Janett Ray said...

lovely card, your coloring is superb.

Sandra Colebank said...

Cute card.

Kerry said...

I LOVE the idea of cutting the die cut to a different sentiment!!!

Antoinette Lempicki said...

Like your card card cuteness!! I have been using prismacolor pencils on craft paper quite a bit and have been very happy with the results.

Super Stick Chick said...

Cute card, love the kraft coloring.

Custom Crafty Lady said...

Cute card. I really like the background.
Thanks,
Erica K.

Shirley N said...

What an adorable card! Beautiful kraft coloring and design!

AlteredAddict said...

Adorable card, the little girl is just to cute.

Pati said...

Your girl is darling! I really like how the white and red pop on the kraft cardstock! I must have been already tilted or something 'cause your card in the first picture looked straight to me. :)

Joy said...

Hi Linda! This is my first visit to your blog and I'm so happy to be here! I love your card! You're right, that little girl stamp is precious. I didn't see a link for the stamp, do you know if Hero Arts still sells it? I'd love to get one too! I hope you find more time for crafting also, as I'd love to see more of your creations! I'll be back to visit to see you past posts soon! Blessings!

Nancy said...

I'm always happy to find examples of prismacolor work. Thanks

Danielle said...

Happy anniversary! What a darling card. Thanks

Arlene said...

I still have some 1995 stamps (dated on the wood blocks), so I love the old stamps too. Fantastic card.

Jennifer Bishop said...

Don't you love stamps that you can keep going back to? Cute card!

Lagene said...

Such a SWEET card!

Laurie Brou said...

So cute. Love the coloring.

Tracy Freeman said...

She is gorgeous Linda, love the Kraft and your colouring xx

Cyndi Morris said...

Such as sweet stamp. Love your card.

Cindy Hanson said...

I can't let go of my old stamps, either. They are beautiful old friends. Great work!

Carolyn Steele said...

What a wonderful way to commemorate the 5th anniversary! Such a sweet stamp and a lovely card!

Michelle's Paper Obsession said...

Very cute card, I love the use of the orange and the Kraft color paper! Your stamp, She is a keeper ��
Thanks for sharing.

REINE said...

Love ideas for kraft cardstock. It's so cute!

graham Brand said...

So cute! Love the colour shades.

Michele K. Henderson said...

I LOVE this pretty card! The red on kraft combination is so bright and cheerful! Very pretty!

Deb Kerns said...

Kraft cardstock is my favorite, love what you did with this darling stamp!

Cat Craig said...

Colored pencils on kraft is such a fabulous technique,and your card is darling.

Janice Thornton said...

So super cute. I wouldn't be able to purge that stamp either. Love the colours you chose!

Louise Thériault said...

So cute, love your card

CandaceCanSew said...

very cute card! I like the background a lot :)

Rachel Vass said...

Lovely card, adorable image.

Deb L said...

What a cute card. Can I put a nurses hat on her?

Kristine Boydstun said...

This is such a cute card! Thank you for sharing!

Ellen Cooper said...

I really like the neutral colors with a pop of red!

solarj said...

This is the kind of cute card to put a smile on your face.

Alejandra S. said...

So adorable!

Robin Platt said...

Love your card. It is so cute!

Jackie S said...

I can see why you keep her. She's so cute.

Cindi said...

She's so cute!

Daria Z. said...

I remember this little cutie! I've always loved the look of colored pencils on kraft and this beautiful card is no exception.

LaNell Taylor said...

She is so cute. How old is she? How fun!

janmjax said...

Such a cute card! I love that lattice background.

Cindy Aguirre said...

She is a cutie! Great card! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy Aguirre said...

She is a cutie! Great card! Thanks for sharing!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Sweet wonderfully colored image with great framing.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Scrapperdipper said...

She is a darling little image. I wouldn't have gotten rid of her either. Your Prisma coloring is wonderful. I definitely need some practice with my pencils.

Caitlin said...

Love it! Beautiful coloring.

Diane Bakehouse said...

The lattice background is great on Kraft and the little girl is adorable.

paperpicnic said...

Your card is adorable, Linda! She makes me smile! :) Huge Congrats!

Barbara said...

Cute and adorable card and blog!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

You just can't beat the impact a white heat embossed background stamp makes on kraft cardstock, can you? Love that it ties in with the girl's dress too!

CathyL said...

Adorable card, Linda!

Elaine said...

Love your adorable card!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Great job! She is so adorable.
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

Diana said...

Charming, and an unexpected color palette, too!

Mrsfish02 said...

This little sweetie has stood the test of time. Perfect way to say congrats to an awesome company. Thanks everyone for making this hop so much fun.

Agility Boxer said...

She's adorable, love the card. Hero Arts is one of my favorite companies, can't wait to see the rest of the blog participants did.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love the card, can't wait for the rest of the hop!

Karen Gerek said...

Great card. Loved all the depth and texture.

Rosee Crafts said...

Love your coloring on kraft! :) beautiful card!!

Laura Watson said...

So cute! Love Hero Arts!

Cathy Smith said...

What a stunning card, I love this lil girl so cute :)

Lynne said...

I am basically a copic gal but this image is so well done I think I should get out my colored pencils and some Kraft card stock and give it a try.

Marianne said...

So sweet. Your stamp may be old but it remains fresh when you combine it with newer supplies such as the dies.

Paula Fuller said...

I love blog hops. It's a great opportunity to see someone's art work. It's also nice to have a chance to win prizes. Thanks for sharing your very lovely card.

Mary said...

Such a cute card!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Very cute card! Now that I have twin granddaughters arriving this summer, I'll finally get to make girlie things!

Cathy Montoya said...

Great coloring.Thank you for the inspiration.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Very cute card .

Terri Stephens said...

This is such a lovely stamp. The colors, the composition is well done. So sweet!

Janet D. said...

What a great idea to use one of your first Hero Arts stamps! Your card is adorable!

Martha Herrera said...

What an adorable card! I love it!!

Cindy said...

Adorable card!

Kleri F said...

Happy 5th Anniversary to ABNH!
Very cute card :)

Debbie said...

So cute... I'd hang on to her too!!!

Paty said...

Absolutamente adorable! Me encanta ésta tarjeta es preciosa!!!

Mary Anne Hergert said...

What A cute card.

Ann Marie said...

She is cute!

bkazoo said...

darling card.

~amy~ said...

Such a sweet card Linda. Love the stamping/coloring on kraft.

Sue LD said...

Adorable--I like the coloring on kraft.

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Linda, this is so cute. Love that you have done it on Kraft!

Sharon Salerno said...

Adorable card! Something's we can never let go of!

Jiaying said...

Cute cute card. Need to make something like this with my girls. :)

foggy b said...

Such a sweet card. I enjoy seeing older stamps, but am also crushed when I find out that so many are no longer available. Coming late to the card making game, but still, so many wonderful new items to use now that will eventually become my own 'classic' favorites.

Gretchen Nelson said...

Very sweet! Well done

lauren axton brereton said...

So cute. Love seeing older products used!

suzyQ said...

Very cute card

Barb Somerson said...

Very cute card, love the colors!

gardener said...

Cute posies girl and colors on kraft. Love that look..

Janet Bagnall said...

such a cute card and love the colors

lindagrady said...

Love the colors used in this darling card. Have the light brown background paper; have to try something similar to this.

Michelle Lupton said...

You haven't lost your touch - gorgeous colouring on such a sweet card! You should be so proud that your and MD's little blog baby is still thriving! I am so glad that you're my friend :)

Dana Joy said...

Super adorable card. So glad to see all the wonderful projects on this hop.

Stampin_melissa said...

Such a darling image, I understand why you keep her around. Great job with your card.

funkycrafter said...

what a cute card

Linda Rubarski said...

Cute card.

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

Beautiful card :) love the sweet little image on it.

Mary-Anne V said...

Great colouring of this sweet image.

Toni C said...

Excellent bit of die-cut surgery there! Cute card and I wouldn't have noticed that the photo was crooked!

Violet Rose said...

Sooooooooo cute!! Love it!!

María Alba Negrón said...

Cute Card!!!

Liz O. said...

Adorable card Linda! Thank you and Mary Dawn for starting this fun challenge blog!

Gloria P said...

Technology is so wonderful for crafters. Sharing creations and new ideas. Gotta love it. Thanks for sharing your card!

Linda M said...

Sweet card!

judy said...

That sweet image like most Hero Arts stamps is timeless!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love your coloring on the Kraft!

cindybearj said...

This little girl card is adorable!

Vanessa B said...

This is such a sweet card!! Lovely design and coloring. Thank you for the inspiration!

tmrew said...

So cute!

loulou said...

Very cute card. Yes I'm loving colouring with prismacolours too.

Georgia Franko said...

Love the creation!

Laura Peddicord said...

The little girl is precious. Things that aren't straight bug me too, but I didn't see where you were referring to as being crooked. I think it looks perfect! Thank you for sharing.

Deeps said...

This is a very sweet card. Lovely.

Emma Rose said...

Love the design and layout of your card

cghundley said...

Sweet and very
cute! Great coloring.
Carla from Utah

Heather Neely said...

So cute and sweet.

Debi Vintinner said...

What a sweet little girl& cute card!

Tracy A said...

So cute. I can see why you haven't had the heart to part with that stamp.

Marieitis said...

A totally cute card!!!

KrisCrafter said...

Your card is darling and so is that stamp❣

bzyPTmom said...


adorable card--great first stamp!

karenelr said...

What a darling image! I see why you keep holding on to her! I like how you stamped and colored her on kraft cardstock!

Laurie Philemonoff said...

I wouldn't want to purge your little girl either.

Nandini said...

Very sweet card. And you are absolutely justified in holding onto this stamp. The little girl is just adorable!

Maureen Reiss said...

Your card is sooooo Adorable!

Sabrina Fioretti said...

Cute card!

Dawn-Marie Manning said...

Great card. Love the little girl.

Cathie C said...

Lovely card and the image is very sweet, that Moroccan style background is fabulous xx

Doris said...

What a cute card!

Prashanthi Khannoj said...

The little girl is so cute. Love the pattern of the card.

DAWN BECKER said...

Cute and easy card to do ahead so you have it when you need it!!

Lucy E. said...

What a sweet image. I'd keep her too!
Great card design!

Andrea @TwiceTheFun said...

What a sweetie <3 I wouldn't be able to let her go either :-)

Ellielephant said...

Sooo cute! :)

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