Sunday, March 26, 2017

Blog Hop - 5th Anniversary of A Blog Named Hero!

Hi there!

Welcome to my stop in the celebration of A Blog Named Hero's 5th Anniversary, two-day, blog hop! 


If you're following along, you should have come from the sweet, fun and talented, Libby Hickson's blog. If you find a broken link, you can head to A Blog Named Hero's blog to see the full list of hoppers.

There are a ton of prizes to win too! Here's all the giveaway info:

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 the Saturday post from A Blog Named Hero for the list of Saturday hoppers and prizes! Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th.

Today's prizes include the following:
Good luck and happy hopping!

    Is that awesome or what?!! Good luck everyone!

    I'm so excited they invited lots of previous guest designers, including me, to help them celebrate! Thanks guys! ♥

    They wanted us to use our favorite Hero Arts products, so when I was looking for a favorite Hero Arts stamp to use, needless to say, I had a difficult time choosing. I finally decided on one of their newer stamps, one in which the, flower-loving-stamper in me adores! It's called, Artistic Dahlia.

    Of course I had to pull out my Copic Markers. It's my favorite way to color flowers.



    This stamp is so beautiful and fun to color! You could stamp it and use watercolors, colored pencils, or any number of coloring mediums and get fabulous results! And that sentiment is such a classic stamp. I use it all the time!

    ***The Copic markers I used are all listed at the bottom of this post, along with the other products I used.***

    Please remember this is a two-day blog hop which started yesterday. There are different prizes to be won each day, so be sure to comment on as many stops in the hop as you can, for a better chance to win.

    Now it's time to head over to Betty's blog. I know she'll be sharing something fabulous!

    Thanks so much for stopping by today! ♥





    Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Copic Coloring and a SALE!

    Hi guys!

    I'm back today to share a fabulous sale and a few cards.

    https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/search?currency=USD&q=copic+marker

    Right now, through March 30, 2017, Simon is offering Copic Markers, Refills and more for 25% off! Just click the photo above and it will take you directly to the sale pages. And make sure to use the code: MARKERSALE at checkout!

    Anyone who knows me, knows I love coloring with Copics! They make blending so easy and they make me feel like a real artist! I've got four cards to show you today, All colored with Copics. I've linked the supplies at the end of the post.

    First up is this bright, happy one.


    This is a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp's recent, New Beginnings release and boy is it fun to color! It's called, Hope Blooms. The sentiment was also just released in a new set called, Handlettered Encouragement, which has some really wonderful sentiments. I went a little nutso with the white gel pen dots but they add so much!

    Next up is a card using Altenew's gorgeous, Amazing You set. 



    My third card uses a new set from Power Poppy called, Peony Muse.


    By now, I'm sure you realize that I not only love coloring flowers but love using pink! It's still fairly cold here in Minnesota and I am eagerly awaiting warmer weather and my own pink peonies to bloom. So until then, I'm happy to be able to at least color them!

    Last up is a Paintable Print from Simon Says Stamp and illustrated by Suzy Plantamura. With the New Beginnings release, Suzy illustrated 12 floral prints for us to color called, In Full Bloom.


    These images are actually printed on Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock but I used Copics on this one. They blended well and I loved bringing these calla lilies to life! You'll get the whole pack of 12 floral prints with this set!

    Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you all get a chance to do some coloring, creating, crafting, etc this week!

    Hugs ♥