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!

    ***There are links below this post of the Copic markers I used, along with all other products.*** 
    Compensated affiliate links 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! ♥





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    CreativSpirit said...

    Beautiful card and colouring.

    Kelly Massman said...

    quite lovely!

    joy said...

    Love this beauty, Barb! Your copic coloring is so nice.

    Becky Moore said...

    I'm in awe of your coloring! This is a bea
    utiful card!

    TABray said...

    What a lovely thank you card.

    Lindarub said...

    Love your card.

    Candy said...

    New sentiment to me--definitely need this stamp. Great colors.

    Laurie said...

    That sentiment is great, so is the coloring on the dahlias. Great card!

    loceanjo said...

    Stunning! I love the flower you chose - it is so elegant!
    And your colouring is beautiful!

    Karen Shaylor said...

    This is a very pretty card. Those little sequins add just the perfect touch.

    bkazoo said...

    Lovely coloring

    Evelyn said...

    Very nice card, love the depth of color.

    Lisa H said...

    Wow, you did an outstanding job colouring the flowers and really pretty colour choices.

    Vonmariedesign said...

    Such a pretty card, beautiful coloring!!

    Marg said...

    Lovely card. You did a wonderful job on the colouring.

    Andrea @TwiceTheFun said...

    What a beautiful card! Your coloring is amazing!

    A Tad Bit Off said...

    Very pretty card!

    Lynne said...

    Delicious coloring, great design, well done.

    Diane Bakehouse said...

    Beautifully coloured card with a wonderful sentiment.

    Billie A said...

    Your card is stunning. I love the flowers. Your coloring is fantastic. I love the larger sentiment. Beautiful card.

    StampinLouie said...

    I love the artistic flower. Great job coloring.

    Marieitis said...

    It is a beautiful card...your colouring is perfect! Love it!

    Tami B said...

    Very pretty. I love the color you chose.

    Lynn A said...

    Beautiful. The purple is so stunning

    Unknown said...

    Wow your card is gorgeous.

    Rosemary said...

    I love how you colored the flower. Keep up the good work!

    Daria Z. said...

    Your flowers look fabulous, Barb! Such a beautiful card.

    Janet D. said...

    WOW, amazing coloring on this gorgeous card!

    Unknown said...

    Stunning card! Love the color. The image pops right off the paper!

    Colleen said...

    Gorgeous card, your coloring is awesome on the flowers

    Becky Dunham said...

    Gorgeous card! Your coloring skills are amazing - makes those dahlias even more beautiful! Thank for sharing :)

    Unknown said...

    Such a beautiful card. Love the color.

    Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

    Just love how you've colored the dahlia, Barb - so pretty in the blues!!

    Cheri said...

    Love your beautiful floral card - colorful and Spring-y!

    Bobbie Bluegill said...

    Beautiful card. The sentiment stamp is perfect for your card.

    Nicole said...

    Lovely color combo!

    Veronica R said...

    So many beautiful cards on this blog hop, love all the beautiful flowers and blending of colors. Happy 5th Anniversary!

    MelissaF said...

    Pretty purple flowers and amazing coloring!

    Unknown said...

    Beautiful card. Love your coloring. Thank you for sharing.

    Sharie said...

    Love your copic coloring.. Purple works for any flower... love your stunning card!!!

    Gail said...

    Beautiful card and that flower is gorgeous!

    Marianne C said...

    The colours and colouring on these flowers is lovely. Such a pretty card.

    Robin P said...

    What a lovely card.

    tmrew said...

    Love the card

    Unknown said...

    Gorgeous flowers and colours!

    Unknown said...

    This card is so beautiful!! Your colored that beautiful flower stamp so wonderfully and then that shading you added really made them three dimensional! Amazing. Thanks so much for sharing!

    barbara macaskill said...

    Beautiful! This trio of beautiful 🌺 🌺 🌺 is spectacular! TFS!

    michelle in mi said...

    Beautiful card!

    Unknown said...

    The rich colours and the shading is beautiful, the design of this card is very nice to the eye

    Deb Stamps Life, LLC Deb Walker said...

    You've achieved such lovely color and depth with this design Barb--well done friend! Great to catch up on what you've been creating.

    RedGem said...

    Just fun coloring with copic markers, which I can't seem to achieve. Great inspiration.

    Unknown said...

    Great coloring, your card is beautiful.

    Unknown said...

    So beautiful and fresh!!

    Eunyi Kirst said...

    Beautiful card!

    Unknown said...

    Very beautiful card.

    Beverly Perdue said...

    Wow! This card is so beautiful! I absolutely love the color of the flowers!

    Jen said...

    Stunning coloring!

    Leanne in Cali said...

    This is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing on this great blog hop!!

    Abby said...

    Love your coloring! Beautiful!

    mzjluv said...

    Wow! your coloring is awesome and so is your card.

    Stacy said...

    Beautiful card! Love the color and coloring.

    Linda M said...

    Wow! This card is gorgeous!

    Chark said...

    love the purple!

    Deeps said...

    The color of these flowers are so soothing. Love them.

    Deborah Kaye said...

    Your card is beautiful!

    Mamaz said...

    Those colors are absolutely beautiful used for your flowers! Thank you for sharing!

    Laura Peddicord said...

    The detail on your flowers is so pretty. They help make a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

    Lola G. said...

    Your coloring is absolutely lovely!

    Chelle said...

    I love this stamp great choice....love the blue colors as well....Thank you! It is hard to pick one favorite from hero arts I love them all.

    Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

    Such a lovely card and beautiful coloring!!!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

    Carol Ann said...

    Lovely card! The colors are gorgeous.

    Unknown said...

    Your card is amazing. So beautiful.

    Jenny said...

    Very pretty🦋

    Tanya Lochridge said...

    It's been fun to see all the dahlia creations. Like I said earlier -- who doesn't love a dahlia? Your color combo is very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

    MiamiKel said...

    Absolutely breathtaking ♥ I grew up all over the world (military family) and in England, mom had a garden outside our bedrooms that looked so much like these stunning colored flowers! I can still picture them from my childhood :) Thank you for the wonderful memory! Stunning coloring, gorgeous design - thanks for sharing!

    Tanya Lochridge said...

    As I sad earlier who doesn't love a dahlia? Your color combo is really pretty. I may just have to try a few Copics and see how it goes! Thanks for sharing.

    Nandini said...

    Lovely card. The coloring is just amazing!

    Diane said...

    Beautiful!

    Michelle Lupton said...

    Such a beautiful card! Your placement of the flowers and the sentiment is spot on, and your colouring is superb. Gorgeous!

    cindybearj said...

    The coloring on those flowers is gorgeous! I love this card.

    Stacy said...

    Such a pretty card! Great job coloring the flowers.

    Unknown said...

    Wow, I love the way your dahlias look so realistic and dimensional...fabulous coloring!

    Sherry said...

    gorgeous flowers! love your card!

    Unknown said...

    The level of dimension you achieved with your coloring is amazing.

    Tracy said...

    Beautiful card I love the colors!

    Janelle said...

    Very striking card! Lovely colors and coloring.

    Melissa E. said...

    Great stamp! Even better coloring. The recipient is going to love this card.

    Gigglls said...

    Love how your flowers turned out.

    Dar said...

    Beautiful card.

    Denise Bryant said...

    Love the flowers! Gorgeous coloring!

    scrapnhawaii said...

    Beautiful card! Love the coloring!

    Brandi R said...

    Such a pretty card! Love the colors ♥

    barbara c said...

    Wonderful looking card and your flowers are Wow..Pretty..Happy 5th to you..Thank you for sharing..

    Kym Maxwell said...

    Love the sentiment stamp you used !!

    Larissa Heskett said...

    SQUEAL!! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Card and the Design!! Such BEAUTIFUL Colors too!! THANKS for the FUN and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

    Pati said...

    very pretty flowers, beautiful card!

    Memories by Manda said...

    Prettily coloured card.

    Tracy Freeman said...

    Barb this is gorgeous! Fantastic colouring.
    Thanks for helping us celebrate x

    n56leiker said...

    Thank you for inspiring me and all of us on this blog hop! I love your Dahlia card. It's so beautiful!

    FoggyButtner said...

    Let me chime in, gorgeous card, colors and your coloring is masterful.

    Cindy Thick said...

    Very beautiful card. I love the Copic coloring of the flowers.

    Unknown said...

    Gorgeous flowers, beautiful card! Happy Anniversary to A Blog Named Hero!

    Kajcyika said...

    Stunning! Love your coloring! ♥

    Unknown said...

    Beautiful card and excellent colouring

    Andrea said...

    Nice and bright!

    Daria Dovgan said...

    Beautiful card! Love the colors

    GrammyP said...

    Your coloring is amazing! The card is so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing1

    loulou said...

    Your colouring is magnificent.

    DGolly said...

    Pretty card, Colors are lovely. Happy Birthday Hero!

    mddavis53 said...

    What an inspiration

    Sabrina said...

    Gorgeous card and so colored beautifully!!

    Alma Dirpaul said...

    Beautiful card! What an exciting blog hop and giveaway!

    CCDivaMM said...

    I love the color - looks like blueberry and prune - so pretty.

    Jeanne Beam said...

    Beautiful card. Love the coloring. Thanks for sharing.

    Karen said...

    OMG!!! Your coloring and shading on the BIG flowers is beautiful. I wish I had the coloring skills I have seen on this hop today.

    Jane M said...

    The flowers are beautifully colored.

    Unknown said...

    Such beautiful coloring! Love the dahlia stamp:)

    Unknown said...

    Love the beautiful shades of blue. The dahlia stamp is a winner for all:)

    https://seaviewscrapping.blogspot.com/ said...

    WOW! Your colors are vibrant and amazing....this would be a wonderful piece of art to receive in the mail. Beautiful card!

    Anonymous said...

    I love your card. Dahlias are one of my favorite flowers and your copic coloring is beautiful.

    Karen B. said...

    Absolutely gorgeous, and such perfect coloring!

    JanetB said...

    Lovely card, and beautiful coloring.

    Kjudy1 said...

    Your coloring is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful card.

    Nan0807 said...

    Love the flower and your coloring is awesome!

    Unknown said...

    I love the colors you chose for coloring. Very beautifully painted flowers. I also love copics

    Unknown said...

    what a fun cheerful card!!

    Purple Princess said...

    Gorgeous card!!

    Sharon said...

    Beautiful card - thanks for sharing!

    Tami in Texas said...

    Beautiful card! So much from one little stamp!

    Michele K. Henderson said...

    Barb, your color in this is AMAZING! I love how you have created such gorgeous shadows and dimensions here. Very impressive! Wowsa!

    Unknown said...

    Such beautiful shading with your coloring. This is only one of the lovely examples with the dahlia stamp. I must put it on my wish list. Thanks to the designers for such an inspirational blog hop:)

    sarascloset said...

    Beautiful design and such amazing coloring you did on the blooms! I can surely see why this stamp is a favorite!

    Debbie said...

    such a beautiful card. I love the bright colors

    Arianna Barbara said...

    Wow! Such a gorgeous card!!!

    The Red Haired Lass said...

    I LOVE your color choices!!

    Cecilia Hsieh said...

    Love the way you coloured the image Barb! Just beautiful!

    Donna said...

    love the flowers, the shading is amazing.

    Oliev said...

    Gorgeous card:-)

    creative lady said...

    Barb, your card is beautiful. I love the flower and the way you colored it. I love the layout of the card. Thank you so much for joining ABNH celebrate their 5th Anniversary.

    A Card Day's Work said...

    So beautiful!!

    Unknown said...

    Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

    SusanME said...

    So beautiful, and your coloring is wonderful!

    Jimmie said...

    Love your use of the Dahlial stamp set...love the colors.

    Rufred said...

    Those colors are beautiful.

    JAMendez said...

    Beautiful Blues!

    dligon said...

    makes me think of spring and my garden!

    Maureen Chandler said...

    Beautiful card and coloring! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Dawn S. said...

    Such a cheerful looking card. Beautiful!

    Unknown said...

    Love the color that you chose and love how you made it pop with the highlight and shading! Beautiful!

    Sue D said...

    Beautiful coloring of these flowers.

    Unknown said...

    So Beautiful.

    Teresa Godines #6857 said...

    Very pretty!!! Love the coloring

    Denise Kasbohm said...

    Beautiful. These colors are so pretty and calming.

    Maureen Reiss said...

    Really Gorgeous card!!!

    T Simmons said...

    I love the results of this card with your beautiful color choice.

    Marianne said...

    Wonderful card and colouring!

    mtscrapgal said...

    Excellent coloring for a beautiful card.

    Unknown said...

    Love the stamp set and very pretty coloring.

    Debbie said...

    What amazing coloring you have done
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    Sharon Roselli said...

    Beautiful copic coloring on a great flower stamp Artistic Dahlia by hero arts.

    Amy M. said...

    Your dahlia's are gorgeous!

    Debra said...

    Love how you used the products....your colors inspire me.

    Jfer said...

    Great colors! I love the shading!

    Pam D. said...

    Beautiful card! Your coloring is amazing! The colors are gorgeous and so cheery, it's a dreary day here so it was a pick me up to see your beautiful card. Thanks for sharing!

    Kaylene Matyas said...

    Wow, awesome colouring on these flowers. Really want to try colouring some more. And that sentiment is perfect.

    Christy Q said...

    Wow - gorgeous flowers!! Feels like spring is here, even if it doesn't quite feel like it outside. :)

    Anonymous said...

    My favorite color, so very pretty.

    Margery C said...

    Lovely coloring of the Dahlia flowers.. beautiful card.

    stephm said...

    Lovely card! Beautiful job with the coloring.

    Carol Mac said...

    Wow, your copic coloring is beautiful!! Love the colors too

    TeresaC said...

    Beautiful coloring Barb!! :)

    Kristine said...

    Your coloring is so beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration!

    Cindaku said...

    Your Artistic Dahlias are so pretty!

    Stampin_melissa said...

    Beautiful card and your coloring is stunning! I love those BV Copic colors!

    Kimberly Rendino said...

    Gorgeous, gorgeous coloring, Barb! So glad you joined our A Blog Named Hero anniversary hop!

    Carmela said...

    Love the beautiful purples! Great job with the coloring and blending. A beautiful card!

    Judy Tuck said...

    Stunning colouring of your flowers Barb!

    Paula Fuller said...

    Hero Arts makes beautiful stamps, and your use of this stamp is no exception. A beautiful card with so much depth to your flowers. Have really enjoyed this blog hop. So much inspiration shared along the way.

    Patt H. said...

    Wow! What awesome flowers! Love the color combo & your wonderful coloring. You have outdone yourself with this gorgeous beauty!

    Unknown said...

    Love the color

    Noreen said...

    Love the periwinkle - so pretty!

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

    Unknown said...

    I LOVE the blues in the flower!!

    zehra said...

    Lovely and elegant card

    Denise F. said...

    Beautiful stamp, beautiful coloring!

    Sue Wareham said...

    Beautiful, love the color and that stamp is awesome.

    Anonymous said...

    I love those blue flowers.... they are gorgeous... thanks for sharing...

    Michelle said...

    Beautiful coloring, Barb! Thanks for sharing! Hope all is well!

    Unknown said...

    just stunning card thank you so much for sharing

    craftymom205 said...

    Love the card.

    kReN said...

    Barb, so pretty. Love the coloring! TFS!

    Littlefeet's Card's said...

    Beautiful coloring!

    Lindsey NY said...

    So pretty. Like the blue.

    Unknown said...

    I like the colors used, really nice card

    hilhashi said...

    Such a gorgeous stamp and you colored it beautifully!

    Tanja said...

    Lovely card, i like the layout.

    Susan K said...

    Love your coloring. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card.

    FeM said...

    Your card is beautiful. Love dahlias.

    Suz said...

    Gorgeous coloring

    Anonymous said...

    Love the stamp, such a pretty stamp

    Christine Healy said...

    Absolutely stunning!!!

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