26 March 2017

A Blog Named Hero | 5th Anniversary Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the A Blog Named Hero 5th anniversary blog hop! I’m so glad to be in the line up! Happy Birthday ABNH!

Thanks so much to Linda Trace for having me as a special guest in 2015 and thanks to Jessica Frost-Ballas and Lisa Stein for inviting me to the celebration!

This hop will take place over TWO DAYS (this is day 2) and there are different giveaway prizes to be won EACH DAY!!!! You’ll find the giveaway details are at the bottom of this post but make sure you hop around to all of the blogs to see lots of amazing creations using Hero Arts products! 





To celebrate this 5th anniversary, I created a birthday card showcasing one of my favorite Hero Arts stamp set called Owh Lil Hoot (CL755). Here is what I came up with: 





I first colored and fussy cut the two cute bears. I made the same with the hat. The hat is from the Party and Cheers December 2016 monthly kit. Next, I sponged blue inks over a top-folded white card base using the Scales stencil. The "Happy Birthday" sentiment is from the It’s your Day sentiment set and the "let’s party!" is from the Party and Cheers kit. To finish off the card, I rounded the bottom corners, adhered the image with foam pads to the background, added Stickles to the hat and glued tiny stars around the adorable bears.


I had a hard time choosing my favorite stamp set for this event because I have MANY favorites. Check my TOP 10 including stamps, dies and stencils bellow: 



From the left to the right (unfortunately, some items are retired): Owh Lil Hoot, Feathers, Plumeria Collection - Pattern Hearts and Flower (by BasicGrey), Flower Dot Pattern Background, Zig Zag Pattern Stencil, Palm Fancy Die, Clouds Background, Tiny Flags Background, Silly Scape and Prayers.

Now I wonder, what are your favorite Hero Arts products?


***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 the Saturday post from A Blog Named Hero for the list of Saturday 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: 


Your next stop is the fabulous Kathy Racoosin! If you get lost anywhere along the way or encounter any broken links, you can find a list of all the hop participants on the ABNH blog!

Good luck and happy hopping!!

♥ Francine 

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Lin said...

Francine, this is absolutely darling! The perfect card - I'm pinning this for inspiration - my grandkids would adore this!

staceylovespaper said...

You always have the sweetest cards and beautiful blended colors!! Such a cute card today!!

snappy scrappy said...

Aww!!! The cutest!!!!

~amy~ said...

Your card is ADORABLE Francine! So sweet!
Fun seeing your top 10 favs too!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

I need acaordvlike this for my great nieces!

diane p said...

Such a cute card! Your coloring is awesome!

Carolina Kathy said...

What a cute card! I have too many Hero Arts favs to mention😊

Carolina Kathy said...

You card is so sweet!! I have too many Hero Arts favs to mention😁

Audrey Meyer said...

A real cutie!

Audrey Meyer said...

A real cutie!

Charlanne Bittinger said...

The card is charming and I just want to be part of their hug!

Elia Rogers said...

Such a sweet card. Love the bears.

Kelly said...

I love these cuddly bears, great coloring

Nora N. said...

This is so adorable!! The coloring is STUNNING!! I love to see what other peoples favorite stamp sets from companies are. Thanks for the inclusion!!

Deb L said...

Thank you for sharing

Megan said...

I'm impressed you could even narrow it down to a top 10! :)

nancylee said...

Beautiful coloring and great image.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

awww, look at their sweet, sweet faces - so adorable!

Betty Keefe said...

what a darling card Francine - and so fun to see your favorite HA products!

Laurie Higgins said...

Happy 5th Anniversary! Thanks for the blog hop. What a fun card!

ldiggs said...

This is pure cuteness! I love you you added the soft stenciling in the background! Thanks for the inspiration!

C Trimble said...

OH MY GOSH! SO CUTE!

Kim Salito said...

Such an adorable card.

Barb said...

Love this image -One of my favorites from HeroArts. Love the whole set!

Scrapperdipper said...

Your card is so adorable! I love your coloring and the soft stenciled background!

MA said...

Cute card. Great shading. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win the give away.

Tracy A said...

Adorable card! I like how you sponged the background, It really sets off the cute bears.

MakeYourLifeColourful said...

Love the subtle background for this card, it fits the card design so well!

Sherry Lee said...

Your card was over the top cute! Love those "eyes". The coloring is wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

Nives K said...

Adorable card.

Jackie Parkins said...

Such a cute card and I love your coloring on those little bears.

Crafty Little Peach said...

Those bears are too cute!! Love this!

Gretchen Nelson said...

What a fun card! Well done!

Joan said...

Wow, you put a lot of different elements on this card and it is gorgeous. Thank you for reminding me that to use stamps from different sets on one card. Sometimes when I'm creating I only look at the one set...

Stephanie Wexler said...

Very sweet card. I love the bears looking at each other!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love this cute card!

sheri white said...

Such a different take on all the cards posted. I like the party theme

Marilyn Rumph said...

Cute, cute card!

Helen Budz said...

Your card is so cute. A great design to celebrate the anniversary. Thanks for sharing it.

Marcia Harper said...

Such a sweet card!

Val said...

Cute as a button! Thanks for sharing.

Laura Buehler said...

So cute!

Becky said...

Sweet card. Thanks for sharing.

Carol Didier said...

What a fun card, Francine! Thank you!

Dona Green said...

So cute and clean! Love it!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so super cute! I love it.

Debbie B said...

This card is sooo adorable! Love it! Really like the soft background too! Loving this blog hop with all this talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

Francine D said...

Very cute. Thanks or sharing

perspacassidy said...

Sweet card,love the bears!

Deb Kane said...

So cute and cheery, love this for young children!!

Cindy said...

Love your fun card!

QuilterLaura said...

Awww such a cute card!

Lagene said...

What a super CUTE & FUN card!

MerryMerlin said...

Your coloring has such depth!

Unknown said...

So Much fine. Great coloring.
Martha M

Patti said...

The smiles on the bears cheer me right up! What a happy card! Thank you for posting it. :)

Maaike Uijthoven said...

always love your cards, I comment on FB a lot, but this was worth a visit ;-) i have that stampset and might have to try and case your card if that's ok

Linda Meunier said...

Your card is sooooo adorable! !

Debbie Selby said...

Love your card and thanks for sharing your top ten Hero Arts. Got me to thinking what my top ten is. I think all my Hero Arts Kits would be there as well as some background stamps.

Linda Towill said...

Very sweet card!

dutch land said...

Oh my goodness. Who would not love to get a card like this? The coloring is fantastic.

Lisa Daly said...

Such a cute and fun card!

R. Hill said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the coloring and colors.

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they are so inspiring--thank you!!!

Susan Lang said...

Love your top ten! Great card.

Teena said...

Sweet card!

Yvonne Morentin said...

super cute

Stefanie Novak said...

This is a great card, quite a standout from the others showcased on the blog. I like the coloring for the bear, really awesome job!

roctavio said...

Vet cute card.

Celia Morse said...

Such a sweet card! I love the soft background!

Susan Gonyo said...

Cute card!

Laura S said...

Such a cute card to help celebrate!

paperpicnic said...

Your card is absolutely delightful, Francine! I adore the bear in the party hat, too cute!

kartelene said...

Oh so so cute great result love your card thank you forsharing

Lieve said...

What a cute and happy card, I love it !!
Thank you for sharing your talent !
Warm Birthday greetings (it's mine today as well) from Belgium,
Lieve

Mirella said...

Oh my goodness, this is so sweet, I love it! Great colouring and a lovely design altogether! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

Jerrie said...

Oh my, your card is adorable! Love that bear!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Cute fun card !
loved your Favourite hero Arts stamps ,I am also eyeing few background stamps :)

solarj said...

So stinkin' cute. Really live it.

Psychomak said...

This is a cuddly card full of love and sweetness. It begs for a hug.

Helen Price Montgomery said...

Love the way this card makes me smile. Perfect for a very happy birthday!

CathyL said...

Very cute card, Francine!

Tracy Lustick said...

I have such a thing for bears 😃 ! Happiness always on your 5 year anniversary to a blog called hero !

Antoinette Lempicki said...

Very adorable card with great coloring.

Barbara said...

LOVE this card. It kind of looks like the bears are nestled in an igloo with the way the stencil sits around them. Amazing coloring job, too. TFS!

Jean Maxwell said...

Such a cute card, going to make someone smile.

Caitlin said...

Adorable bears

Christi Conley said...

Such a cute card!! Favorite Hero Arts product?? I can't choose one, so I'd have to say the Stamp & Cut sets, they are so versatile :)

Migdalia said...

WOW! Tons of Cuteness!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting with Creative M

judy said...

Adorable card and I love the stenciled background!

Kim Hill said...

How cute! Outstanding coloring, too!

sunnee63 said...

eeeep! so sweet!

Terri Mariani said...

Adorable card!!

Agility Boxer said...

Such a fun and cute card, love it.

Debbie said...

Such a cute children's card. Love doing playful cards.

Crafty Villager said...

Such a cute card . Great coloring job!

Sonja said...

CUTE card!!!!

El Ivens said...

Your card is adorable. Thanks for the inspiration and participation in this blog.

Janet said...

What a cute fun card. I like to mix up my styles too.

El Ivens said...

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

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the coloring on the bears. Especially like the party hat. I have this stamp & need to use it more.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Gretchen Wilson said...

Happy, Happy are those bears, awesome card and well done! TFS

Daša said...

So cuteeeee!!!

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous coloring, and this is an amazing card. One of my favorites from the entire 2 day hop.

charliemmh said...

Some of my first stamps were from Hero Arts and they date back too far for me to admit. But the sentiment stamps are still going strong. Thanks for the inspiration and a great chance to win.

Macimbalo said...

Love these guys! And your background is perfect! Great card!

CandaceCanSew said...

very cute! lol

Carey Nusbaum said...

Such a sweet card! I love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Janine said...

Your card is so cute, great for kids or adults!

gardener said...

Fun, fun card. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Love that subtle stencilled background.

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome job on your card, it is so adorable!
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

Lyn Roberds said...

Love the eyes and the background - this hop has been so unbelievable the cards have just been outstanding on this blog hop. Congratulations to the ladies on their 5 years.

Elaine said...

Such a cute card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Francine. Love the cute image... amazing coloring and stenciling in the background.

Lindar C said...

Such a sweet card, reminds me of me and my grandson.

Cyndi Morris said...

Those bears are precious. Great card.

Teri Ann said...

This is an "AWE" card, if ever I saw one!
SUPER CUTE!!!

jag said...

Cute card. The eyes make it.

Miriam Prantner said...

This is such a sweet image! I love the soft inking from the stencil and the amazing coloring!

Denise said...

Such a cute and happy card!

Ericka Strange said...

Adorable card! Love these bears so cute and the coloring is gorgeous!

Heike said...

Love your little bears they are too too cute

Gwen Green said...

Very nice card! Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

This card is so cute and love the little one. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Deedee said...

So cute and fun birthday card.

BabsLouie said...

That delicate blue background makes those bears pop right off the page. So cute! Thank you for sharing this sweet card!

Barbara said...

Fun and cute! No need to say more! :)

Vivian Eversole said...

Adorable card, thanks for sharing!!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

So cute! Love your coloring.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Oooh this card is so darn cute. Love the coloring:)

safsafdesign said...

I love this stamp set so much, you made a beautiful card with it!

Teresa Doyle said...

Awww Francine, this is adorable! Fabulous colouring!

mbchoj said...

Adorable card

Terri Armstrong said...

beautiful coloring on this card!! thanks for sharing.

Daylene said...

Awesome coloring!

Mj said...

So stinking adorable! Great card!

Deana Benson said...

Adorable card! Love the stenciling and coloring.

Trina P. said...

Aww. So cute. Great CAS card.

Michelle H said...

This is so adorable. Great coloring and design. The look on those bears faces is priceless.

Linda Kunsman said...

I love this card-super coloring and blending on the bears!

katrynka said...

What a cute card!

Jeannie B said...

Your card is so cute! I love how you have colored it. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Kim S. said...

Adorable and sweet card!

Kleri F said...

Adorable card!Thank you for sharing.
Happy 5th Anniversary to ABNH!

Ann K said...

Adorable card - love your design and the colors you used.

Lisa said...

Gah! This is spectacular Francine. I absolutely adore your bears. I must get mine out and get them inky. It's funny how so many of my favorite Hero Arts products are also on your list. I think we should start a campaign to get them to revive that Flower & Dot stamp. :)

We appreciate you helping us celebrate at A Blog Named Hero!

Shirley N said...

So fun and adorable!

Shirley N said...

So fun and adorable!

Diane Stricker said...

Your card is gorgeous.

Linda Davidson said...

Such a cute card! I love the Hero Arts products!

Daria said...

I love the soft, pretty background you made for your cute bears. I liked seeing your top ten favorite HA products. I do wish some were not discontinued. TFS.

Teri W said...

Great colors and card!

Ava Gavloski said...

great coloring and shading on this card

Cori said...

Such a lovely card. Thank you for the great ideas!

Mary Holshouser said...

I had to smile when I saw this card.
So sweet.
Thanks for sharing a darling card.

Mitzi Manthey said...

Adorable card! I like the effect of the scales stenciling for the background.

Doris said...

This cute card just makes you want to party!

Karen Gerek said...

Francine, such a sweet card. Love the extra detail of the soft stenciling in the background.

Barbara S said...

This card is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

conil said...

As always your coloring is masterful but using that background makes your bears fairly jump right off your card.

Skrater said...

So sweet!

Deb Hsieh said...

Awww, what a darling card! 😍 love it!

Dianne Guilinger said...

your bear card is so adorable!

Mrsfish02 said...

So adorable! I know I couldn't pick a favorite. There is so much to love...

Kris Schleich said...

So sweet! Love the fade.

Good Kardma by Jules said...

What a cute card! Love the colors and how you colored the image. Thank you for the chance to win!

Sherry Bear said...

This card is so cute! And its bears!!!!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Darling card! So cute for a birthday! Great job!

Patty said...

OMG!! That card is so stinking adorable!! Such a perfect design with the softly inked background behind it!! I have this stamp set & hadn't used it yet...I hope it's okay if I totally case your card...I love it!!

Kelly Massman said...

your card is simply adorable!

Sheri said...

What a fun and happy card!

Laura said...

This made me smile!

Debbie Groff said...

So cute! Love it!!

Cathy said...

Adorable card!

joy said...

Lovely card, Francine! Your design is over toe top and your coloring is fantastic.

Dana M said...

So cute!! What amazing coloring skills and I love the faded out background.

Linda Rubarski said...

What a fun card.

TABray said...

Cute, cute!

Becky Moore said...

This is so adorable! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Sara P said...

So cute!

Candy said...

Shading is great-- looks real!

Barbara said...

Your cars is so sweet, l would have a hard time choosing my favorite too.

CindyBLink said...

Such a fun card!

Joanie said...

I have this set and your coloring is amazing!! Thanks for the inspiration! I need the other set to add the hat!!

bkazoo said...

Cute card

Laurie said...

Super cute card! My favorite HA product is the Prayers stamp and die set. I use it all the time. TFS!

Evelyn said...

Such vivid colors.

Karen Shaylor said...

This is so darn cute!

A Tad Bit Off said...

Absolutely adorable!

Gloria P said...

Those bears adorable on your birthday card. Thanks for sharing it with the double day blog hop! I see Hero Arts Prayers set is on your favorites list, as is on mine too.

Marg said...

Such a fun card! Fantastic colouring. Lovely.

Lisa H said...

Such a cute card and so well done! I love the background and the colouring of the bears is so well done!

Vonmariedesign said...

Such a cute card, love!!

Lynne said...

Adorable with a light touch for the stenciled background.

byAnnette said...

Cute Card!
Really like how you colored
background and bears!

loceanjo said...

Whaat a cute card! My grandchildren would love it!!

Billie A said...

This card is so adorable. I love the coloring of the cute bears and the little blue stencil background. LOVE this cute image.

nonnacindy said...

What a sweet card. The cutest bears.

Annie Solomon said...

What an adorable card! Thanks also for posting your favorite hero arts sets. Wish some of the retired ones would come back.

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