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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Rebecca said...

Love this card! So Fun!

Lisa Maxner said...

Adorable card.

Tami B said...

Your card brought out an "Aww" from me when I saw it. Very sweet and I enjoyed seeing your favorite HA products too. That was a really good idea & I wish more of the designers would have done the same.

Rosemary Lare said...

I like the Bears that you used in this card which would make a cute Birthday card. Keep up the good work!

Mary Alice Varallo said...

What a cute image!

Janet D. said...

Sooooo cute!

Bobbie Bluegill said...

So cute. Love the way you used the same aqua blue on background, eyes and hat.

Mary-Anne V said...

This is adorable. I have this set and with your card you've inspired me to look at it in a different way...thanks!

Tenea Andersen said...

Your card is absolutely adorable!

Becky Dunham said...

Adorable card Francine! I love the background behind those cute bears :)

Nicole said...

Super cute card!

Lynn Atchley said...

So cute. What a great card.

Veronica R said...

I have to agree that your card is really adorable, love the colors as they really stand out!

StampinLouie said...

Beautiful card. Love the bears.

michelle in mi said...

Your bear card is so cute & delightful!

Diane Bakehouse said...

A lovely, cute card. Love the stenciled background. Thanks for the list of your favourite products. I'm jealous. I've been after the flower dots background stamp for a year. Can't find it anywhere.

Maria said...

Awww...super darling!! Beautiful color!!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Super adorable card, amazing coloring!

Sharie said...

Sooooo Cute love your coloring..

Sharie said...

Sooooo Cute love your coloring..

Cheri said...

Very cute card - love the bears!

valerie Spadoro said...

Adorable!!! Your coloring is amazing.

Becky S. said...

Loved this card- thanks for sharing! Those bears are so cute!

kiram said...

Awww, very cute card. Nice background.

tmrew said...

Cute card

Eunyi Kirst said...

Cute card!

barbara macaskill said...

Adorable and festive! TFS!

RedGem said...

Love your card, always love cute animals for celebrating birthdays!

Meghan Peterson said...

What a sweet and pretty card!! Your coloring is absolutely beautiful and I love the soft stencil in the background! Thanks so much for sharing!

Tami Priebe said...

Those bears are so darn cute!! Wonderful card, thank you for sharing.

Julie Quin said...

This so happy and cheerful, love the stenciling and colouring of the background

justme81233 said...

How adorable this is.

Abby said...

Fun card.

Ellen Cooper said...

So Cute! Love it!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Very cute little card!

Pam D. said...

I love the way you combined so many stamp sets. Your bears are adorable!

Scraplea 1 said...

Fun card with such cute bears! Thanks for sharing on this great blog hop!!

Stacy said...

Aww so cute! I love that lightly stenciled background, too. Great card!

Char K said...

how cute is this?!

Pam Lindaman said...

awwww.....so stinking cute!

Deb said...

Super cute card! As for my favorite HA stamp, if I had that flower dot background, that would totally be it! LOL

Jean Chaney said...

Aww, just so very cute!

Ashley Kessler said...

So cute!!

Z Sullivan said...

Adorable card. Thanks for sharing your HA favorites.

Sherry said...

pretty! cute little bears!

Charyl Hodges said...

I always love your cards. I can't think off the top of my hand which set I have by Hero Arts that's my favorite. I usually always like funny animal sets.

Cindy C. said...

Super sweet card!! Thanks for sharing your favorites with us.

Robin Platt said...

Such a fun card.

Carol Ann said...

What a sweet card! I might have to invest in this stamp set now that I see how adorable it is!

Jenny said...

A funtastic card!

Carolyn Pokorney said...


I love this blog hop celebrating the 5th anniversary, The birthday card showcasing the Hero Arts stamp set called Owh Lil Hoot is adorable and I am a sucker for animals love this card.....

Jennifer said...

I love love this card. Super adorable. Great coloring and designing. A

Linda M said...

Adorable card!

MiamiKel said...

Oh be still my heart - I don't think I have ever seen a cuter card !! Positively adorable! Coloring is sensational this card is so cheerful and heart warming ! Thanks for sharing your work of art !

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Oh my..this is adorable Francine! Love the image and your coloring is gorgeous! Love the subtle stenciled background.... really beautiful! I am a new subscriber to your blog, following through email. Please check out my blog as well. 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 ♥

Tanya Lochridge said...

These little guys are so cute. Just makes me happy! Thanks for sharing.

Michelle Lupton said...

OMG, that party hat is so CUUTE!!

Janelle said...

This card made me smile. Your coloring is wonderful!

Stacy said...

So cute! I don't have any Hero Arts products - yet. I have the Dot More Bold Prints in my shopping cart at Simon Says Stamp.

Niki G said...

So adorably cute Francine! Love the stencil backdrop for your sweetly colored part bears.

vicenta ghylin said...

Super cute and sweet card. Thank you for sharing.

cindybearj said...

Hi Francine. My favorite stencil and stamp is Spice Market. I love your card! It looks like the illustration from a children's book.

Marianne C said...

Love this set and love what you did with it...so cute!

Tracy Brown said...

Very cute card!

Melissa59 said...

Such a sweet image, but it's your talented coloring that makes it so special!

Chelle Lee said...

Adorable card. Hero Arts has too many great products to pick just one, but I love the versatility of the Happy Stamp & Die set.

Denise Bryant said...

Adorable card! Very fun and festive!

Andrea @TwiceTheFun said...

Awww, how sweet and cheerful <3

Mona Porter said...

Love the cure bears! You colored them very well.

Brandi R said...

Too cute! Love these bears ♥

Dar said...

Such a lovely card! What a great inspiration for fun cards for my grandkids.

Nandini said...

So cute! I am totally in love with the sentiment! And the background looks so cool!

Kym Maxwell said...

Very Cute!!!

barbara c said...

So cute , your party Bears...Happy 5th and Thank you for sharing too..

Pati said...

So Cute! I agree with some of your favorites!

Memories by Manda said...

Such a sweet bear card.

Tracy Freeman said...

So cute !!! I love this stamp set. Thanks for helping us celebrate x

Shirley D said...

Very cute card, awesome coloring.

Anne-Marie Stephanides said...

I love how whimsical your cards are whilst still remaining CAS! Thanks for sharing!

Marie said...

So cute!

Jen said...

What a sweet card, love the backgroumd.

Kajcyika said...

I am in looove with this stamp set! So adorable!! Great card!

Ava Alexander said...

Great colour and shading!

Cindy Thick said...

Such a cute card. Thanks for sharing.

Andrea S. said...

Love the coloring!

loulou said...

How adorable. I see you have a couple of my favourite among your favourite. Hero Arts makes the most awesome background stamps.

D Golly said...

What a cute card. Love your vibrant style. Happy Birthday Hero!

Marieitis said...

Such a cute, fun birthday card :)

Daria said...

WOW! Very nice card/ I love bear)))

mddavis53 said...

Love this. thank you

canadian_liner said...

Always a treat to see your work, and your colouring and fun details made those cute OWH bears come alive!
Thanks for the inspiration :)

Sharon Salerno said...

Adorable card and wonderful techniques!

Deeps said...

This is very cute.

Robin said...

This card is stinkin' cute!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

CCDivaMM said...

I love the party hat. this is a really cute card.

Jennifer Matthews said...

great card. I need to practice my coloring though, which means I need to buy a few more copic markers.

Sabrina said...

Very cute card!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Cute and sweet card. The bears are adorable. Great job.

Sharon Bessinger said...

Your background is AMAZING, and i love your little bears....what a wonderful and happy card! Lovely work!!!

Karen said...

I love this cute, fun card.

Cathy Smith said...

So beautiful, loves those bears, Let's Party yayyy :)

Karen Judy said...

What an adorable card!! So sweet!

Karen B. said...

Aww, so sweet and tons of fun!

JanetB said...

I always like to see what you have created, you never disappoint. Cute card and great coloring.

Laura Peddicord said...

Your bears are so cute and fun. Thank you for sharing your precious card.

cheryl gillenwater said...

Soooo Cute! great use of the stencil.

Iryna Kostikova said...

Very cute card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Daria Z. said...

Absolutely adorable and beautifully colored!

worthbw said...

francine your cards always make me smile !

Purple Princess said...

So cute!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

LOVE this card! It is so bright and happy! The color is amazing too!

Arianna Barbara said...

Awww!!! Too cute!!!

Sara Barker said...

Adorable card! I bet it was hard choosing your top picks!

The Red Haired Lass said...

such a cute card!!

Martha Berry said...

Such cute bears! They are so happy and ready to party! Great coloring on this card!

Donna said...

love the card, and all the layers, TFS

Oliev said...

Such a cute card!

A Card Day's Work said...

Look at those smiles! <3

Donna Idlet said...

Francine, your card Is just adorable. I love the soft background and your coloring is just beautiful. Thanks for coming back to join ABNH celebrate their 5th Anniversary.

Joan Ferner said...

Beautiful Card! I love the colors. Thank you for sharing.

Rufred said...

So stinkin' CUTE!!!

J Crooks said...

yeah, I don't know why some are retired in the 1st place.

Anonymous said...

Love it!

dligon said...

that is so cute! Love the color

Mary W said...

Looks almost like you have googly eyes on your cute bears. I also have to say that the flower dot background stamp is gorgeous - just wish it were still available.

Susan Eliot said...

Love these sweet bears! Your shading is awesome! I love the bright blue in the background a lot! Thanks for sharing.

Dawn S. said...

This is so cute! Love the party hat.

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely adorable card, Francine! The party hat on the bear and your stenciled background are just perfect, especially with all those fun stars and confetti! LOVE this sweet B-Day card for a kid!!!

Maureen Chandler said...

Very cute card - we have several young grandchildren who would love to get this in the mail!!

Crazy8farm said...

Such and adorably cute card!!

CeCe Carter said...

Fun seeing your top 10! Your card is absolutely adorable!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Super cute. TFS

Karin Bauer said...

Oh, this is so very cute! Thanks for sharing.

Denise K said...

This is so cute and the coloring is perfect.

Laurie said...

Adorable!!

Kelly Szafron said...

Adorable card! Love the colours and the background.

Marianne said...

Too cute!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad I happened on this. I am such a fan of actual cards as opposed to ecards.
lorenalke@yahoo.com

Debbie said...

The cutest
upnurse at aol dot com

Debra said...

Love how you used the products....cute!

mtscrapgal said...

Like many of us you have a bunch of Hero Arts products. I like the stencil detail in the background and the bears are adorable with your excellent coloring.

Jayell said...

This card is so sweet! Love your colouring.

Sharon Roselli said...

Thanks for sharing your favorite Hero Arts stamps! I love the Mama bear and little bear. Great coloring.

Jfer said...

The bears are adorable!! Great coloring!

Jane M said...

This card just put a smile on my face.

Amy said...

I have the stamp set with the bears and it's one of my favorites!

Kaylene Matyas said...

Wow, what a sweet card. Love the colouring on your bears, and the stencilled background really pops. Awesome card.

Christy Q said...

Aww - the bears are just utterly adorable and beautifully colored!

stephm said...

What a cute card! And your coloring is very well done!

teresa currie said...

Well Francine, you had me laughing right off the bat!! Great job and terrific card!!

Cio said...

Love this card. It's so sweet with the bears. The coloring is great, I hope I can create one as nice as this.

Carol Mac said...

Beautiful card!

Kristine said...

I love animal cards! This one is so cute. Thank you for your ideas and inspiration!

Carmela Hubler said...

Very cute card and another great stamp set! So many great stamps to choose from!!

Stampin_melissa said...

How cute, I adore those bears! Great job!

Mamaz said...

Such a cute card! I love Hero Arts Monthly kits! I have a few of them myself! The bears are absolutely adorable!!

Judy Tuck said...

What an adorable card!

Debbie said...

Adorable! I have this stamp set and never thought to add a hat.

Kimberly Rendino said...

This is so cute! Your coloring is amazing! So glad you could join us for the hop!

Cindaku said...

Adorable card!

Kathy M said...

Just darling

Sue LD said...

Cute. Great background and I like your coloring.

Marie said...

Those bears are simply adorable!!!!

zehra said...

Adorable card

n56leiker said...

Thank you for inspiring me and all of us on this blog hop! Such a cute card!

Paula Fuller said...

This card is so sweet, I just love it. Wonderful, clean and simple card with so much detail. Thank you for being part of this blog hop. Hooray for A Blog Named Hero. A very talented group of people on this blog hop.

Susan Wareham said...

What a cute card love it

kReN K said...

Such a sweet card. Who could resist this bear image! Wonderful!

Denise Fonda said...

This is an adorable card, love the big bear.

Patt H. said...

How adorable! Those bears are darling!

Leana Hodge said...

This is just too cute! Love the background stencil. 😍

Starr Patrick said...

lovely card thank you for sharing

craftymom205 said...

Cute card.

hilhashi said...

What a sweet card!

Vanesa Soto said...

So cute, i like the stamp set

Littlefeet's Card's said...

Just plain "Too Cute" ❤

Beverly Perdue said...

This is so cute!! I love how you created the stenciled background for the bears. Your coloring is fabulous. I have many Hero Arts favorites too. I love the hydrangea stamp.

Susan K said...

What a cute and bright card. Makes my heart happy. Thanks for sharing such a great design and your coloring is fantastic.

Lindsey Fabian said...

My favorite Hero Arts stamps are the hydrangeas and Koi fish

Margery C said...

Super cute card with wonderful coloring.

Jiaying said...

So cute! Love the bears.

Leslie Kiley said...

Your bear card is so cute ! I love seeing all the talent on this blog hop!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful card. Thank you very much for the wonderful inspiration.

Irene said...

Awesome card!! It is so fun to remember some of the Hero Arts goodies over the years!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh Francine this Image is so so cuuute
and your coloring is super B
and I love the blue stencil behind the Image
great top 10 fav stamp too and I have one the cloud one its also my Fav since long time ago
Great post Miss Francine.And I always love your coloring skill
Hugs from Germany
Monika

Saila said...

Happiness always on your 5 year anniversary ! Pretty colors !

Em G said...

Love the background, really makes them pop :)

Charlotte C said...

Those bears are just too cute. Love your card. TFS

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Your card is so cute and adorable.

Tanja said...

what a sweet and fun card.

Anonymous said...

Adorable--love those cuddly bears!

Deborah Taylor said...

Such a beautiful card

Noreen said...

Cute! Great kid's card!

Debra Rumpza said...

Those bears just make me giggle. I love your card!

Rose said...

What an adorable card. So cute!

Super Stick Chick said...

Adorable card, love the coloring and background.

Quillish said...

That's such an adorable card.. Lovely colouring of the bears!

Sharon Stewart said...

I have this stamp set. So cute!

Sally Malec said...

So adorable, this card would be perfect for my niece.

swldebbie said...

This is adorable! Your coloring is always such a joy to see - you bring such life to your images and your layouts are always CAS and fun.

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