Saturday, July 25, 2009

Blog hop candy... are you ready to go visit....

Come fly with me.... to the Little Shop of Crafts. She is celebrating the Hero Arts flickr group's BLOG HOP by HAVING A BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY! It is open to EVERYONE & ANYONE who leaves a comment on HER post telling her what your favorite HERO ARTS stamp is!

Go see how you can have extra chance of winning!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Sending you on to blog heaven

Isn't blog hopping fun? I'm afraid I'm a late starter for the Hero Arts Flickr group blog hop, but better late than never. On one of the blogs, I happened to find a link to another blog with some very exciting blog candy. Just take a peek at Creating from the Heart. I haven't even touched the surface of following the hops from blog to blog... Have fun!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Gaal Creative: Footprints Giveaway!

Visit Anne Gaal's blog for a wonderful drawing - Anne is so creative. I love her photos and can't wait for you to find out about her.

Gaal Creative: Footprints Giveaway!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Hero Arts Hostesses (Hosti - inside joke)

Inside joke first - if you don't know what a Hosti is... well, neither did we until three months ago... Deborah Nolan invented this new word in a thread on the Hero Arts (HA) blog and it just caught on... So it's not a "big" joke... I'll settle for a little baby one.

Now, there are 8, yes 8 Hero Arts Hostesses... Our new hosti for the next three months. A big welcome to our eight new Hero Hosteses…
Lucy Abrams (Lucy, England)
Cathy Andronicou (newkidfish)
Lin Brandyberry (quilterlin)
Tiffany Ervin (Paper Girl)
Tracey Kuzniak (TRace44)
Virginia Lu (Virginia L.)
Sarah Moerman (sarahjane4kids)
Kathy Racoosin (crzy4stamps-kathy)

For the next three months as they will wear their aprons (only allowed on the internet... no apron anywhere else - that would mean no time playing... They'll all be helping the HA community be the best it can be! The Hostesses will receive lots of fun Hero products to play with and they are encouraged to enter the weekly challenges to provide inspiration; however, they cannot be selected as winners. After their hostess term is up, they can once again enter contests.

Hugs to our new apron-wearing hosti!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Visit Hero Arts this week - July 13th - July 17th

This is the week to visit Hero Arts.... if you've never done so, hop, no... skip, no... RUN to the Hero Arts (HA) website and visit the blog! Why, you ask? Double the prizes!!!! Double the fun! I've been a fan of the HA blog for over a year now and can tell you the inspiration I get every week is phenominal as well as techniques to enhance my card making. Following the step-by-step videos will improve your card-making abilities ten fold. This week’s challenge is to create something that is inspired by anything on (the HA main website, not their blog). It can be a card, scrapbook page, technique article, or more from Post your NEW cards on the Hero Arts flickr group after reading this week's challenge. So why are you still here?

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Caardvark challenge

Doesn't the name Caardvark just make you want to do a doubletake? yessssss..... but you remember it! Wonderful challenges are to be had on the 5th and 20th of each month... so without further ado, today is the 5th, I stalked the site... yes, I admit it... I was there numerous times today... even in my pajamas... tsk tsk.

The challenge this week is based on a sketch. It was late and I followed the sketch pretty much the way it printed out without deviating because it was late... yes, late... ahhh, that felt good to tell everyone that I brainlessley followed a sketch... but it's a GOOD sketch. So here is my card.

I could have added circles popdotted instead of bows, I could have punched a border instead of running ribbon down the side, but... I didn't and I think it turned out good, not extraordinary, but I LIKE it... it'll be the perfect Birthday card for my granddaughter's mom in August and that's really all that matters. This photo is a couple years old, but her mom will be delighted.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Hero Arts gets a new face

I added a blinkie for the Hero Arts website. Watch for July 15th, 2009 for the new look at Hero Arts.... click on the new blinkie to check out Hero Arts. Can't wait... and of course there will be prizes.....

The Hero Arts stamps are high quality and style. I've stamped with them for years and I think I started in 1995 or so, give or take a year. Take care for a mid-week salutation.