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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Lydia Lee said...

So beautiful! Thanks for the giveaways and inspiration!

Robin R said...

What a cute card! I love your stenciled background and those little bears are colored perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Very sweet and adorable card. HA has so many great products !

Rach said...

What a great card! Good for kids or adults.

Heather DePasquale said...

Bien fait! Love the blues and browns together. Very festive. Merci beaucoup!

Shella Travarca said...

Such a fun card! And I love your favorites section... we have the same taste!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Oh my goodness. This is super cute.

misscori1 said...

Beautiful card. the simplicity is amazing. Thanks for the inspiration and participation in this blog

Sandy K said...

Such a cute card. Another idea for a parent and child type stamp.

Tracie Pond said...

How sweet, Francine!

Jackie said...

Such a cute card! Beautiful colouring and I like the soft colouring of the stencil in the background

Nathalie Paquette said...

So adorable !

D.Ann C said...

What a cute pair and I love how you colored them! Congrats to A Blog Named Hero on their 5th anniversary!

Nezumi_rei said...

Such a cute card! I love the subtle patterned background.

iza m. said...

So gorgeous card!

Sabrina Fioretti said...

Beautiful card! Awesome hop!

Misty Elam said...

Oh my gosh, I have that stamp set, yet I've never used it. You've inspired me...

Kathy Johnson said...

Too darn cute! Love it!

Amy Seigler said...

These bears make me smile! Such a fun card! Adorable!

Amy Moore said...

cute card.

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