Saturday, March 25, 2017

A Blog Named Hero: Happy 5 Years Hop

 Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to A Blog Named Hero's 5 Year Celebration Hop!
If you're just stopping by you can start the hop at  A Blog Named Hero to see all the amazing talent and enter to win prizes! 

I can't believe it's been 5 years since this blog got started! 
A Blog Named Hero was my first ever design team and let me tell you that group of amazing women set the bar really high. I made friends on that team that I still talk to now. ABNH will always have a special place in my heart. 

As you can see from the banner above I'm not the only one who loves A Blog Named Hero. There are so many awesome prizes to win! 

Today's prizes include the following: 

$50 gift card to Hero Arts
$40 gift card to Pretty Pink Posh
$35 gift card to Lil' Inker Designs
$25 gift card to Newton's Nook
$25 gift card to Paper Smooches
$25 gift card to Winnie and Walter
$25 gift card to The Ton  
$20 gift card to Right at Home

One Online Card Class of your choice

Giveaway prizes total more than $500!  To win, leave a comment on each hop stop.  They 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.

Alright let's get to what you came for, the actual card

When I was on the team one of the things I specialized in was stretching my stamps. I thought it would be fun to take that approach for my anniversary card. 

I used two sets to create a completely different floral card. It never gets old for me :) 

You can see the whole card in the video below

I think those succulents made themselves into beautiful blooms, what do you think? 
I'm so psyched we are heading into Spring! There will be lots more flowers on the blog coming soon!

Your next stop on the hop is my amazing friend Lisa Stein. I saw a sneak peek of her project and you're going to love it! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Altenew Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to the Altenew March Release Blog Hop! 
You should have arrived here from the lovely Flora Monika Farkas Blog
If you just happened to stop by you can start the hop at the Altenew Blog
You won't want to miss a stop on this super talented hop! 

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, March 30th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Friday, March 31st.

You can also enter to win a $30.00 gift certificate by commenting on this post. The giveaway will be open until March 26th 11:59pm EST

For my card today I used three of the new sets. I really love combining sets that are unexpected. 
For this card I added in the stripes from the Handmade Tags set, the sentiment from Family Matters, some gorgeous flowers from Garden Treasures, and the staple of the card the Layered Cupcake. 

You can watch the entire card come together in the video below 

It's a long blog hop so if you don't have time to watch no worries, it'll be here :) 

I have to tell you the finished photos may look slightly different than the card in the video why? 
Because I am the mother of a three year old. 
I laid down to take a nap and left my husband in charge. When I woke up my little peanut proudly informed me that while I was napping he was in my craft room coloring a card. 
Oh no. 

Oh yes, in fat he colored it with copics and nail polish. Before I photographed it. 
So I actually had to color it twice. Good thing he's so cute :) 

Your next stop on the hop is the amazing May Sukyong Park

If you get lost along the way here's the complete list 

Thanks so much for visiting!