Hero Arts 45th Anniversary Blog hop Day 3

Ok, so that was a five month break, I know I said I hoped to post more often…but life simply gets busier and busier! (its a good thing in a way?)


So here I am, back from a short blog-hibernation to celebrate Hero Arts’ 45th anniversary!!! I made a card (yes!) with a brand new stamp set that I bought (!!) but before I get to that, let me share a brief encounter from days back.

Before I started blogging, I was a huge fan of Darlene DeVries. I watched every single of her video tutorials (some more than once?) and waited every week for her new video! So one day while scrolling through her blog, I noticed a cute badge on her sidebar. I can’t recall what it said, but it took me to Hero Arts card contest page in flickr (yes flickr! does anyone know what that is anymore? :D) Long story short, I decided to submit a card to their then-current challenge. I made a card, created a flickr account and submitted. This was  my very first time submitting a card to a contest. And guess what? I was one of the winners!!! I will let you imagine how amazing that felt! You can view that card here.

Back to my card- I was hoping to make a show-stopper card that was even better than my first winner card, but this is all I could come up with in the half-hour time slot I had to make a card:

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I created a textured background by adhering die-cut circles of various sizes to a 4″x5.5″ card base using foam tape. I colored one of the images from the Hang in there Potted Plants stamp set using some alcohol based markers. I cut the image, set it aside, and then embossed one of the sentiments from the set on a strip of black card stock. I adhered the sentiment strip with some glue and foam tape, then popped up the potted plant in place with some additional foam tape.

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Even though it didn’t turn out as glamorous as I had hoped, I still like it very much. It has some of my favorite things, and I am thankful for this opportunity to be creative in my busy schedule. Thank you Hero Arts for inspiring creativity in so many budding artists. Happy Anniversary!

Next on the hop: Wanda Guess

Full hop list:

Hero Arts
Amy Tsuruta
Art Impressions
Cathy Zielske
Debby Hughes
Gina K Designs
Jenn Shurkus
Jennifer Mcguire
Kristina Werner
Lawn Fawn
Lisa Stein
Megan Hopper
Sandy Allnock
Simon Says Stamp
Tasnim Ahmed <– You are here
Wanda Guess

Blog hop prize sponsors:



Hero Arts: 3 $145 Gift Certificates, 3 $45 Gift Certificates
Altenew: $50 Gift Certificate
Art Impressions: $25 Gift Certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $50 Gift Certificate
Gina K: $100 Gift Certificate
Jennifer McGuire Ink: $100 Hero Arts Gift Certificate, 5 Share Handmade Kindness goodie bags
Laurie Willison: 2 Card Hanger Dies
Lawn Fawn: $50 Gift Certificate
My Sweet Petunia: 1 Prize Bundle (Original MISTI, a set of Creative Corners, a Cut-Align, and a bar magnet)
Online Card Classes: 5 spots in the Stamp Happy In Good Company: Hero Arts class
Pink Fresh Studio: $45 Gift Certificate
Scrapbook & Cards Today: 3 copies of Scrapbook & Cards Today Summer 2019 Issue
Scrapbook.com: $50 Gift Certificate
Simon Says Stamp: $50 Gift Certificate

Winners will be drawn from people who leave comments along the blog hop over the three days – comment all three days for more chances to win! Comment by Sunday, June 2 at 11:59pm PST, and the winners on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Happy crafting!


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