Monday, July 11, 2016

Kathy's 30 Day Coloring Challenge with Hero Arts Friends

You've entered the BLOG HOP ZONE!  Some past hostesses/friends of Hero Arts are cheering
Kathy Racoosin from the Daily Marker on, in her 30 day coloring challenge.  
Kathy is not doing her FIRST 30 day coloring challenge, but is hosting her FIFTH 30 day coloring challenge.  I'm finding it incredible that she's done one.  The premise of the challenge is to color something everyday, even if it's for five minutes.  As she says, it doesn't matter what you color or the medium you use.  We hope we give your creativity a "jump start", as Kathy says.  I know from past experience that all the blogs you visit will give you plenty of ideas.

At the end of the hop, you will find that Hero Arts is offering 
TWO shopping sprees of $25.00.

(winners will be randomly picked from the blog comments of the blog hop).

I went totally clean and a bit simple today.  I actually found this image sitting on my desk as I was trying to clean it (my desk).  Obviously, I got distracted from cleaning the desk.  I don't know if these succulents come in these colors ((Copic markers B00, B000 and Y08), but mine do.

Supplies: 
Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Succulents and To Do List (remember)
 Copic markers (love that BG0000 for the glass)
Die-namics Stitched Rec STAX & Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles

Start with Kathy's Blog here (that's Headquarters)
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<b><a href="http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/blog" target="_blank">Jennifer McGuire</a></b><br />
<b><a href="http://shari-design.blogspot.ca/" target="_blank">Shari Carroll</a></b><br />
<b>&nbsp;<a href="http://sideoatsandscribbles.wumple.com/" target="_blank">Lisa Spangler</a></b> <br />
<b><a href="http://virginialusblog.blogspot.com/…/kathys-30-day-colorin…" target="_blank">Virginia Lu</a></b><br />
<b><a href="http://heartshugsandflowers.blogspot.ca/…/kathys-30-day-col…" target="_blank">Linda Brandyberry</a></b><br />
<b><a href="http://wadingincreativity.blogspot.com/…/30-day-coloring-ch…" target="_blank">Kathy Wade</a></b><br />
<b>&nbsp; <a href="http://arlenesbits.blogspot.ca/…/kathys-30-day-coloring-cha…" target="_blank">Arlene McClung</a></b><br />
<b><a href="http://bdengler4.blogspot.ca/…/kathys-30-day-coloring-chall…" target="_blank">Barb Engler</a></b><br />
<b>&nbsp;<a href="http://scrappinstampinsingin.blogspot.ca/…/the-daily-marker…" target="_blank">Linda Wetterlin</a></b><br />
<b><a href="http://stampingandstitching.blogspot.ca/…/kathys-30-day-col…" target="_blank">Heather Doran</a></b><br />
<b><a href="http://cheironbrandon.typepad.com/…/kathys-30-day-coloring-…" target="_blank">Cheiron Brandon</a></b><br />
<b><a href="http://sarahjmoerman.blogspot.ca/…/kathys-30-day-colouring-…" target="_blank">Sarah Moerman</a></b><br />
<b><a href="http://leiphartonart.blogspot.ca/…/kathys-30-day-colouring-…" target="_blank">Emily Leiphart&nbsp;</a></b> <br />
<b>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thedailymarker.com/?p=10332" target="_blank"> Kathy Racoosin</a>&nbsp;
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198 comments:

Kathy said...

Arlene I am so glad you decided to do the hop!!! It wouldn't have been the same without you. With that said I love your cards and your succulent colors!!! Simple, elegant and beautiful. Thanks for doing the hop today it means so much to me. Hugs, Kathy xo

judy said...

Lovely CAS design!

Teresa Doyle said...

This i really lovely Arlene, such soft, calming colors.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very pretty terrarium!

diana said...

Lovely card! :)

Lin said...

Arlene, I love your card with the multiple blue frames! This could be used for so many occasions! So very happy that some of us got to have this little reunion today!

Scrapthat said...

very pretty succulents! TFS

Nancy said...

Such a lovely CAS design!

Barb said...

Very CAS- love it! Great coloring!

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful colors!!

Linda Hyden said...

I'm wowed by this card, so elegant; thanks for sharing.

Lori Ingraham said...

Very unique card.

Debra Rumpza said...

I love your card... very pretty!

sideoats + scribbles said...

Hi Arlene! I love how you colored the succulents! Just love. Sending you a big hug from Texas!

Pam Pam said...

This looks 3-D!

Robin R said...

Your succulents look spot on to me! I have been toying with getting a succulent/cactus stamp set and you may have pushed over with your card.

Cyndi Morris said...

Love this card. So elegant.

Dot Freel said...

Very nice succulents! Love the container even more.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Lovely card, so simple and clean in its design:)

Lynn Hardy said...

Really lovely card!

Teresa said...

It's a great day for a blog hop. Thank you for sharing.

Vesna said...

Lovely stamp set! You made a beautiful CAS card! :)

CraftyPaws said...

Beautiful CAS and succulent to say the least! :D Love it!

Debbie B said...

LOVE the simplicity of this card. I have a Hero Arts succulent set, just sitting there waiting for me to do this! Thanks so much for sharing and the inspiration!

Becky said...

Love your card. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Holshouser said...

succulents come in all colors and sizes - depending
on where they are located. I'm sure you could find
some with this coloring.
I love this card. it's simple and so pretty.
thanks for sharing.

greggers said...

Beautiful succulent terrarium designed card! TFS

Joyce Casaldi said...

What a lovely combination of stamps, I love the succulents.

Judy said...

Very nice. That's what's so fun about coloring, you can make your images any color you want. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

Lovely card!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Such a beautiful card , love the CAS design!

vicenta ghylin said...

Great card. Thank you for sharing and being part of this giveaway

Colleen Howell said...

A beauty

Melody W. said...

Love your succulents in the transparent vase ! They look so relaxing ! And I also love your calming color tone !

Trina P. said...

Fun CAS card.

Late Blooming said...

Nice simple card. a real CASE coming up.

V Hamen said...

The different blues and lots of white space make this a very calming card. Thanks.

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful CAS, so soft!

Marilyn Falcone said...

Love these calming colors. Neat!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your succulent garden, Arlene - yummy colors!! It was great hopping with you today!

Abby said...

Very nice card.

Sharon Meyer said...

thanks for sharing !

Karen K said...

Great card! I need to get that stamp for the succulents!

Metty Fredricks said...

So soft and soothing. Thanks so much.

Virginia Lu said...

DELIGHTFUL card, Arlene! I love your coloring- so fresh and fabulous! I am so happy that you are able to be part of this hop. Thank you for your wonderful support in this hop.

bonami2b said...

Love you cas succulents. I love having succulents in my home.

bonami2b said...

Love you cas succulents. I love having succulents in my home.

Jennifer Petty said...

Like the color choices so pretty. Thank you for sharing

Jennifer Petty said...

Like the color choices so pretty. Thank you for sharing

Agata Dagmara Pfister said...

Great idea to put those succulents in the translucent pot!

Cindy C. said...

Charming succulents!! Love the colors you chose!!

Michelle Williams said...

I'm addicted to my B00 copic marker! love how you matched the paper and kept it CAS.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So lovely and fresh.

Oliev said...

Awesome card!

Carol Perry said...

Such a darling card. I love that succulant set from HA. TFS.

Marcie Lovett said...

Simple, lovely card.

Kathy Thisted said...

love your fun yet simple card

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Beautiful card..love the subtle colors..

Ria Montefalcon said...

Thanks for sharing a clean and simple card. I also have the same succulent stamp set from Hero Arts and it reminded me to use them more often for coloring.

Brithzi said...

Great card. Love the colors.

Elaine said...

Very nice card.

Casie Williams said...

Love the look of your clean and simple card!

Susan Mcloughlin said...

Pretty! Glad you got distracted!

Fawntastic Creations said...

Adorable succulents! Love them!

Sue Smith said...

I really like the simplicity of your card. It is fantastic.

Brenda in IN said...

This is my first time here and I love this card. They can be any color you like and these look authentic to me. I love that vase too.

Charlotte Williams said...

Great card!

Heather Doran said...

Oh what a gorgeous card, Arlene! Love your wonderful colouring and all the lovely layers with the stitched detail! I have to admit I get distracted from cleaning my desk a lot too:)It has been great fun hopping along with you today:):):)

Dianne Plummer said...

Wow simply wonderful card.

Kristie Maynard said...

Very pretty CAS card. Thanks for sharing with us.

rachelvass1982 said...

Fab design, love the simplicity, yet so striking.

Barbara said...

I love the simple and elegant look of your card. There may not be succulents of those colors, but isn't it fun to color and create your own! That's what this is all about, I think. Happy coloring and best wishes and praise to Hero Arts.

Satori said...

You've made these succulents look fabulous!

Colorado Crafter said...

Great card and great coloring!!!!

Karen said...

Cute card!

Cindi (aka iring) said...

Nice clean design! A very peaceful card.

sheron Egolf said...

Cute design!

mycraftysmell said...

Love this stamp set. Your card is beautiful Melanie x

Susie Sonnier said...

So pretty! I have many Hero Arts products and love that they support Charities.

Bobbie Lathrop said...

Very nice and if I remember correctly Kathy says everything comes in the color you make it. Maybe that was me but I do know she has inspired me to color some everyday lol.

Terri said...

I have lots of colored images to incorporate into cards too. When I attempt to do something with them I can't think of anything but when I need something fast, for some reason I manage to pull it together.

Jan Elmore said...

I never cease to be amazed at how one product or color used by so many talented gals can be so different and yet so dang pretty or stunning or fun!

Ruth Spencer said...

Such a unique and pretty card!

Jean Bullock said...

Lovely stamping and coloring. I love the colors you chose for your matting! Well done.

Betty Keefe said...

such a classy card using those stamps - and the colors are wonderful!

Carol H. said...

I love your clean and simple card! I really admired those of you that make them. It's very, very pretty!

Nancy Richards said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing!

Taniesa Vlasak said...

I just love that succulent stamp set. It is definitely on my wish list. I love how you just let the stamps shine by keeping the card simple and clean!

ElaineBC said...

Very nice CAS card. It's nice to see cards that don't use too many embellishments.

Nana Griffin said...

Nice job.

Teri Ann said...

Again, you may call it "simple", but it is lovely!

Carey Nusbaum said...

What a lovely simple card! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

Donna said...

Very nice! I always appreciate clean and simple!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your card is so cute! I like your CAS style!

stamptopy said...

Simple and beautiful. Love the color combo!
Eva

Fe Orot Mejia said...

I really like the colors.

Parker said...

The succulents have a wonderful, beautiful, soft look to them. I love it. Thanks for showing it. Good job.

Linda S. said...

Very pretty card! Blue has always been my favorite color! Thanks for using it!

Juls said...

Sometimes simple is just as beautiful as a bold color card.
Very nice

Allison Ehresman Grussenmeyer said...

love the terrarium look of it

Bunny said...

Succulent. A beautiful card. This reminds me of when my Mom lived in Arizona. Her and my Uncle traveled the dessert years ago (she is 88 now) and they dug cactus to take home. Totally illegal. Egads!

BunnyD said...

Love terrariums and these new stamp sets make such lovely cards. Pretty design.

Kiwi said...

I love your terranium card,and would love those succulent stamps! Thanks so much for sharing!AnnB

Kathy Mc said...

I think succulents can be any color, Arlene, especially in our stamping world. The two shades of blue frames really enhance your image.

Janis said...

You have captured the beauty and simplicity of a succulent terrarium perfectly. Lovely card!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Barbara said...

I love this card. Thanks for the inspiration.

NanW said...

Cute little succulent garden.

Candy said...

Lovely in it's simplicity.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Such a pretty card!!

Shona Austin said...

What a lovely card. The terrarium and succelents are so highlighted, but with elegance. Love CAS cards. Thanks.

Katie Ramos said...

Clean and Simple, my kind of card!

Megan said...

Artistic license! I certainly have no idea what colors they come in "for real," but they look great! :)

Jeri said...

Incredible succulents!

Denise Fonda said...

Love the simplicity of this card. We all need cards like this in our stash!

Betty Sue said...

Love your succulents!

SHartl said...

I love the sweet look of your card and the cute little succulent plants. It's so fresh and fun!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

I love all the layers on your card, yet its still CAS. I think you did a great job coloring even if there may not be succulents in these colors. You make me think there *can* be ;-)

Georgee said...

Beautiful clean simple card. The colors and design work beautifully together !

Lucy said...

Lovely CAS card! I think the colors are great!

mandalj said...

Fabulous card! Love the succulents in the angular bowl!

Rufus said...

I don't know if succulents come in those colors either, but if not they should! Very pretty.

Stephanie in Corralitos said...

I love the clean and simple look (my style). And the succulents!

Karenladd said...

Love this CAS design and the succulents are such a fun image. I have this set and really need to pull it out and play!

Janelle said...

Very peaceful card, with your simple design and great colors.

Patt H. said...

Love the fresh colors & the gorgeous succulents!

Kari Mayo said...

Your card is very cool--I love your colors!

BeverlyBL said...

Beautiful distraction!

Jenniferk said...

Your card is so beautiful and elegant, I love how you coloured the succulents.

Karen L K said...

Very nice coloring on the cacti! Like someone else said as card makers we can make things any color we want.

Heather DePasquale said...

The simplicity of your card is so effective. Love the coloring. Flawlessly beautiful. Thanks Hero Arts for such great products!

Barb said...

Pretty coloring, Arlene! So fun hopping with you today! Hugs!

Dena Schaufele said...

so many great ideas

pcm said...

perfect color for the glass!

Glorie said...

We can color them any color we want to. Great card.

Ann K said...

Super pretty .... love it.

Julie Wexler said...

Clean and simple is always a winner! Love it- and your choice of colors for the succulents!

Happy Paper Ink said...

Love the CAS card!

bzyPTmom said...

Great CAS card--love the succulents!

Sandy said...

What a great card, I love the coloring!

Jayne said...

Nice KISS card....thank you for sharing. Happy day and colouring

Carol said...

Lovely card, Arlene - understated and elegant.

pelArgoNNiA said...

Love your card! It feels very modern and up to date!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Such amazing card! Really beautiful!!!

Rushd Lady said...

What a sweet sentiment for a good friend -- remember!

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card Arlene!!!
Your cacti look perfect to me, such pretty colours and elegant design, LOVE IT!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)

Maureen Chandler said...

What a cool and lovely card! Thanks so much for sharing it!

Amante del Papel said...

beautiful suculents!

Helen Gullett said...

Lovely and fabulous card. Love your coloring :)

Debbie Anemaet said...

What a cool card, Arlene! It really looks like glass. Thanks so much for sharing with us AND for participating in this great hop and challenge and giveaway.

Janet said...

Nice job coloring!

Love Hero Arts! Really having fun with the color layering stamp sets !

~God bless

Kathy (krolski) said...

Great coloring Arlene! It's been fun hopping with you! :)

QuilterLaura said...

Love the coloring, so soft.

Kathy H said...

Cute! I love terrariums!

Joan said...

Your succulents in a terrarium are so cool! Thank you.

Happy Grandma said...

Simple but effective...thanks for your inspiration!

Sherry said...

Very cool feeling card, the terrarium is quite realistic, (very thoughtful of you to give away the Copic color number used in coloring the glass-such a helpful tip)! The card is "cool" in more ways than one!!!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

I need to try a succulent stamp soon! Pretty

Thalia said...

Love this card, what a unique idea!

Suzanne Ward said...

Very pretty, Arlene!

Deeps said...

Love the coloring challenge. It is a very calming thing.

Immi said...

This turned out great! Cleaning can always wait!

eliza said...

I love the look you got with coloring the stamped image. A perfect handmade touch.

ldiggs said...

Very pretty card! I love the pretty soft blues and greens are so soothing!

Sue D said...

I like your CAS design.

John K said...

I am a big fan of succuents and they can come in a few colors, which is cool. A nice simple card is very zen lol so good subject matter using succulents :) I also really love air plants- so easy to care for!

Emily Leiphart said...

Arlene, your clean and simple terrarium of succulents is perfection! I love the fresh colour combination. It’s been a pleasure hopping with you to celebrate Hero Arts and Kathy’s 30 Day Colouring Challenge!

TheresaH said...

Pretty card, thank you for sharing

cheiron said...

These succulents are gorgeous Arlene! I love the colors. So fun to hop along with you! Hugs :)

Rose said...

Pretty card.

Deborah R said...

Poignant. Simply lovely.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the elements in the terrarium. So pretty!

Lucy Schmidt said...

Making CAS cards is a definite talent. You've nailed it. I think succulents can be any color you want. I've seen them in all shades, so let your imagination soar.

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

What a pretty card! I love how you do the stitching. I also do embroidery besides coloring and card making so that impresses me. I see you used my favorite color of yellow and I love anything that uses my favorite color. You asked if the cactus came in the colors you used? You know what? If you like those colors then you should use them. When I do a card, I use colors that I like. When I did some birds recently, I colored some of them purple, blue and yellow and one I did with stripes! Are birds the colors I used? They are in my world! LOL Can you tell I love colors?
Thank you for showing us your pretty card!

Linda M said...

Very pretty card. Love the colors you chose.

Lisa Lara said...

I am smitten with your terrarium card Arlene!

Laura Joyce said...

Simple and beautiful. What a great design.

beru said...

oh... this looks great.. all this plnats behind glass... stunning... THANKS so much for inspiring me... Hugs Ute

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Very cool card! I love the coloring of the glass!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Darling card Arlene. Love the soft colors. They look good to me. :) I've been wanting a succulent set and this one is really nice.

Alaska .Kris said...

Clean and simple is my style! Love this!

Amye said...

Great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

Marta said...

I always approve of succulents!

Nora N. said...

What a lovely CAS design. I love that little bowl of succulents!!

Sherry Butcher said...

Great card, love the colors and the glass. Thanks for sharing.

Suzanne Pearson said...

You are so funny! Very pretty card. I really like simple cards and I wish more people did. =)

Linda Rubarski said...

Great card.

karenajo said...

Love your CAS design !!!

Unknown said...

Nice card!

Irene said...

What a great stamp! So smart to let it take center stage!!

Patty said...

Oh I really like your CAS card with the double frame!! My kind of card!!

Di Wong said...

What a sweet CAS card!

Flo said...

That's what is great about coloring it in yourself, the cactus can be any color you want. Cute card.

Carol Snedden said...

indeed the plants can be any color you like. Thanks for the tip on the glass color.

Katie Bolinger said...

I like all the layers you used. I have a hard time with that but I'm trying. Your coloring is so sweet.

Unknown said...

This card would be perfect for a guy card. I love the succulents, they are adorable!
Elaine
maxandshoji

Texan Princess said...

Cute succulents. I have an urge to reach into the screen and pop them, just like real succulents!

Taunya Butler said...

Awesome card - love the way you encased the succulents - wonderful card!!

Emily Daniels said...

What a cute image!! Thanks for sharing :)