Saturday, March 25, 2017

Happy Birthday A Blog Named Hero!

Hello everyone,

If you're following along with the hop, you've come from the super talented Sandy Allnock.  If you loose your place you can start at the beginning with A Blog Named Hero.

I am very excited to be apart of the celebration for our A Blog Named Hero's birthday bash as a current design team member. Hero Arts is a wonderful and generous company and I'm blessed to be able to work with these products.

Speaking of lot of Hero Arts goodies, I have lots for my card today.

I started with the Bold Floral stencil from Hero Arts and I used the Nuvo Mousse and spread it with a spatula and then set it aside to dry.

I then took a sentiment from the Many Everyday Sentiments and heat embossed it with white embossing powder on to black card stock.  I then cut it out with my trimmer and added a piece of foam tape to the back and placed it on the card front.  To finish off the card I added some Hero Arts gems. 


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 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.

List of prizes from our fabulous sponsors. 

Your next stop in the hop is our current design team member Donna Idlet.  Happpy hopping!  

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn :)


Monday, March 20, 2017

A Blog Named Hero - Bling it Up March Challenge

Hello everyone,

We are half way through our March challenge with Studio Katia as our sponsor.  We have had such great fun working with Studio Katia and Hero Arts products this month I'm sad to see the month go by so fast.

For my card I started out thinking I was going to watercolour the flowers with my Zigs until I realized that I had stamped on the wrong paper.  The struggle is real.  ;)

So instead I decided to just leave the front panel as is.  I then did some partial die cutting with the Ribbons 


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Hugs, Smile, Friend

This is the second post for today.  Click here for my AAA Cards post. 

Hello everyone,

I'm over on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog today.  I hope you'll head on over to see all the details on my card.

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.

Coralynn  :)

AAA Cards Game 86 - Diecuts

Hello everyone,

We are back with AAA Cards for Game 86 Diecuts.  I love dies. I think they can be so simple or very complex and they are wonderful in everyway.

My card today is one that can be masse produced and to mix it up you can simply change the sentiment to a birthday, thinking of you or anything else you can think of. 

This card is going to a very special lady who loves her kitties as much as I do.  

I coloured the kitty for THEDAILYMARKER30CHALLENGE and I added the mouse and die cut both with their coordinating dies.  I then cut out the scalloped tag from white card stock and popped it up on foam tape. 

I then stamped the sentiment with black ink on to a banner that I cut out with a banner die and also popped it to the card and added the kitty and mouse just above it so they didn't look like they were floating.  The with some grey ink I stamped the little paw prints diagonally to give the card some interest.

Our amazing sponsor:

Stamplorations - Prize: Flutter Zen 1 layering dies + Hello Sunshine phrase die + 10% coupon offer for players

 We'd like to see diecuts as the main focus on your cards.

We can't wait to see all your wonderful cards!

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn :)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Thank you! - A Blog Named Hero

Hello everyone,

We have a new challenge for the Month of March and our sponsor is Studio Katia.  

Here is a sneak peek of my card.  Head over to A Blog Named Hero for the full post.  

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn  :)

Sunday, March 5, 2017

AAA Cards Game 85 - Red Carpet at the Oscars

Hello everyone,

We have a new game for you and it's all about the Glam on the Red Carpet over at AAA Cards!

The challenge is to be inspired by the fashion on the Red Carpet from any year.  I was inspired by this dress warn by Joan Collins in 2015.

For my card I started with a piece of black card stock.  The then stamped a leaf from a layering stamp set with versamark and heat embossed it with gold embossing power.  

The then stamped the sentiment the same way.  Then I took a gold gel pen and added some dots for interest.  I tried to add the red that's on her dress but it was just not working so I left it out.  I then added liquid glue to the back and mounted it to an A2 sized card base. 

We'd like to see a card inspired by the fashions on the Oscar red carpet. 
This could be male or female and from any year

Our amazing sponsor this game is Happy Little Stampers and the are offering up a $15 gif certificate.  

Thanks for stopping by, see you a again soon!

Coralynn :)