Sunday, March 26, 2017

Spring 2017CLH - Day 3

Hello hello,

Welcome back.   This is my second post of the day.  For my A Blog Named Hero 5th Anniversary Bloghop post please click Here.

For the third day of the Spring Coffee Lovers', I created the card below.  I must have changed my mind about the design like ten times before finally settling on this.  But one thing that did not change is that I wanted to use the Coffee is My Liquid Therapy and Weather Related clear stamp sets from A Creative Journey with Melissa

I stamped my cups on pattern paper and trimmed, added the whip cream and marshmallow and tea bag.  The rest is quite simple and self explanatory.


A Creative Journey with Melissa clear stamp -  Coffee is My Liquid TherapyWeather Related
Technique Tuesday clear stamp - Bright Idea
Lawn Fawn clear stamp - Plan On It Calendar
Memento Dye Ink - Tuxedo Black
Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow Ink - Wet Cement, Butter Bar

Thanks for visiting.  Have a lovely day!

Happy 5th Anniversary to A Blog Named Hero

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my stop of day 2 of the two day A Blog Named Hero's 5th Anniversary Bash.  I am a current Facebook design team member for A Blog Named Hero and long time Hero Arts fan, and I am excited to part of the special celebration!

You should be arriving from the lovely Ilina Grouse.  If not, you could start from the beginning at A Blog Named Hero.

For my card I used a mixture of new and old favorites Hero Arts stamps.

Behind the Party Confetti Fancy Die cut panel, I have a piece of pattern paper which has wide strip of different shades of minty greens.  That provided an ombre look.  For the main focus, the circle die cut is dotted with gold pen.  Flowers are from the Hero Arts Garden Flowers by Lia set, champagne and 'cheers' are from My Monthly Hero Kit Dec 2016.  And I applied Orange Slice Stickles to the die cut to give it more sparkle.

Cheers A Blog Named Hero, you're turning 5!!  And there are fantastic giveaways too!


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 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: 

Good luck and happy hopping!!**

Your next stop is the talented Maya Isaksson.  

If you missed yesterday's hop, click Here to start.

Supplies for my card:

Hero Arts Monthly Hero Kit Dec 2016
Hero Arts Fancy Die - Party Confetti
Hero Arts Clear Stamp - Garden Flowers by Lia
Hero Arts Ombre Ink - Mint to Green
Gold embossing powder
Clear embossing ink

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Spring 2017 CLH - day 2

Happy Saturday morning,

Have you have your coffee yet?  I did, first thing.  :)

This is my card for the 2nd day of the 2017 Spring Coffee Lover's Bloghop.  I used the free digi stamp generously given out by Jessica Lynn especially for this blog hop.  Thanks so much Jessica!

I colored it with coloring pencils, die cut and adhere on a dry-embossed card base.  I tied everything by coloring the sentiment and the dry embossing with the same colors I used on the image.

I am having a little givaway of my own, I am giving away this card, leave me a comment on this post by March 31st, 11:59 pm EDT.  I will announce the randomly selected winner on April 3rd.


JessicaLynnOriginal.Com's Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Digital Rubber Stamp
Die-namics cutting die - Stitched Sq Scallop Frame
Sizzix embossing folder - Cornflowers
Simon Says Stamps Clear Stamp - Lovely Spring

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a lovely day!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Let's Chat Over Coffee

I am delighted to play along the Spring Coffee Lovers' Bloghop 2017.  Without further ado here's my first card for the hop.

To create this card,  I first stamped and white embossed the sentiment and coffee beans (both from Altenew Coffee Love set) onto my Mocha card base (from the Hero Arts Earth Mixed Folded cards).

Next, with Hero Arts Coffee Cup Tag frame cut I die cut using pattern paper the cup, and white CS the lid.  Then I adhered three flowers I already have in my stash (made from before).  

Then I die cut the humming birds using Hero Arts Paper Layering Hummingbird Pair Fancy Dies, and colored with Twinkling H2O watercolors. The vellum steam are free hand cut.  

Lastly I adhere everything onto my card as shown.  I am quite pleased how it turn out, but not able to photograph the subtle shimmer on the birds.  Believe me it looks much better in real life.  Here's a little close up.


a2z Scrapbooking Supplies, of which I am a DT member, is one of the Super Sponsors of this hop.  Go over Here to see what my team mates have created.  Make a coffee/cocoa/tea theme card to join in the fun.

The Hero Arts Paper Layering Hummingbird Pair Fancy Dies are available at a2z.  Get yours today, obtain 15% off any purchasing $25 or more (excluding shipping) by using my promote code Cindy15 at the a2z Scrapbooking Supplies store

I am going to give away my card to one randomly selected commenters. Just leave me a comment on this blog post and be my follower.  You have until March 31st, 11:59 pm EDT to enter.  Winner will be announced April 3rd. 


Twinkling H2O watercolors

Hero Arts Pigment Ink - Unicorn

White embossing powder

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a sweet day and happy hopping!!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Weekend Sneak Peek

Happy Thursday everyone!!

The weekend is on the way and I've got a sneak peek for you, there is a special celebration this weekend, both days, Saturday and Sunday.

A Blog Named Hero is turning 5!!!  And there is a special two days blog hop to celebrate their 5th Anniversary.  Check back at A Blog Named Hero, come hop along with us for a chance to win a prize from one of our generous hop sponsors.

You see the hop badge above, these are all of the collaborating companies from the past 5 years, amazing right!?   And some of these companies are giving generous prizes for the hop.

So remember to hop on both days, separate prizes each day.  You hop on Saturday, comment on Saturday's hop stops and have a chance to win one of the Saturday's prizes.  You hop on Sunday, comment on Sunday's hop stops and have a chance to win one of Sunday's prizes.  Easy peasy lemon squezzy!   :D