A Blog Named Hero 5th Anniversary: Let’s Celebrate

I’m so excited to be a part of the A Blog Named Hero 5th Anniversary Celebration!  I’m a former Guest Designer and also participating on behalf of Hero Arts, a Sponsor for this fun Hop!  You should have arrived here from the fabulous Melissa Chipperfield’s blog!  If not, you’ll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is A Blog Named Hero.

This is Day One of a Two Day Celebration:

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 A Blog Named Hero on Sunday for the list of Sunday 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: 

$50 gift card to Hero Arts
$40 gift card to Pretty Pink Posh
$35 gift card to Lil’ Inker Designs
$25 gift card to Newton’s Nook
$25 gift card to Paper Smooches
$25 gift card to Winnie and Walter
$25 gift card to The Ton  

$20 gift card to Right at Home
One Online Card Class of your choice

Here’s my card that I made especially for today’s hop:

I started with the Hero Arts Celebration Words Stencil inked up with Mint Julep Shadow ink.  Love the contrast of the Pool Mix Layering panel with black.  

The sentiment is from the Invitation Themes set.  It has been embossed in white on black cardstock.  The Coffee Cup Tag Frames has been inked up with the Antique Rose stamp in Mint Julep.  
That’s it for me…now hop over to the amazing Wanda Guess’ blog!

I’m linking up this card to the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop:

In case you get lost along the way, check out A Blog Named Hero for today’s full hop listing!

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433 thoughts on “A Blog Named Hero 5th Anniversary: Let’s Celebrate”

  1. I wish my coffee cup was as beautiful as the one you created. Thank you for sharing your lovely card.

  2. What better way to celebrate than with a cup of coffee…unless it's a frappachino?! Thanks for sharing this delightful card.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous Spring Colors!!!! Thanks, Amy, for all you do for our fabulous, coffee-loving, crafty community!

  4. I haven't had my "cup" of tea this morning, as the HOP is getting all my attention …hahaha Love the "cup" idea, and the reminder to get me some "tea", so I can HOP along, and sip tea….teehee Adorable card Amy.

  5. Love this card! The colors are beautiful! The background is perfect! This is such a great blog hop with so much talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

  6. Love how the coffee cup has a floral motif! But you could easily change it out for polk a dots to make it gender neutral!

  7. Hi, Amy!
    Fabulous! This is so perfect for the Spring Coffee Loving Card Makers Blog Hop, and I'm so happy to have you share your talents with us all. Have a blessed week!
    Karen Letchworth

    P.S. Once I'm caught up on commenting for the Coffee Loving Card Maker's Blog Hop, I'll come back and do this blog hop. Sounds like great fun. Thanks for the invite.

  8. It is gorgeous as always lovely, beautiful colours.
    Hope you are having a nice weekend xxx

  9. I LOVE the card. The dies are one of my favorite dies ever, as well as the stamp set. I wish they would make a summer set using the same dies. Oh well, just so you use these wonderful products. I really like the stamped coffee cup.

  10. Lovely serene colors for this card mixed with the caffeine driven coffee. Great counter points.

  11. Very cute card – love the clean,simple look! Also would make a great gift-card for any coffee-crazy person!

  12. A celebration calls for a great cup of coffee! Love the colors and your work. Thanks for inspiring and for a chance to win a great prize.

  13. Fabulous how you used the Antique Rose stamp on the coffee cup. Almost looks like its marbled.

  14. Celebrating with a cup of coffee is perfect and you created a beautiful cup of coffee! Love the contrast of the gorgeous blue against the black. Lovely

  15. Great card, stencil! I've only recently started using stencils and this one is going on my must have list.

  16. I like the use of stencils for backgrounds. I don't use them often enough. Your card is very simple and lovely. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  17. Beautiful card πŸ™‚ love the color combination and the words in the background create so much interest!

  18. Wonderful card! Love the design. I think the pool colors in their line are my favorite….so yummy β™₯

  19. Made me wish I had a cup of coffee as I continue with seeing everyone's beautiful artwork on this blog hop. I just love this stampset. Thank you so much for sharing.

  20. This card is so cute and chic! Love the colors and how you added that beautiful flower to your coffee cup!! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  21. Such a pretty card Amy. I love the words on the background and the soft flower image on the cup… so elegant!

  22. What a cool card! The color scheme is so fresh and modern, and I just love the subtle look of the stenciled background!!! <3

  23. Absolutely love this card..the colors and the floral on the cup. I may need to purchase those dies. πŸ˜‰

  24. I just loved your coffee card. The mint julep cardstock and ink was a soft addition. Thanks so much for the generous sponsors!

  25. I don't drink coffee, but I LOVE the card !!
    Warm Birthday greetings (it's mine today as well) from Belgium,

  26. I love the color of this card. It makes my hungry for grasshopper pie! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the inspiration to expand my color combinations!

  27. Hi Amy! So happy to have you join A Blog Named Hero's 5th celebration! I love your card! I love how you used the stencil…and anything with a coffee cup, I just love!!!

  28. Amy, now when I think of coffee, I think of you! I have a few Hero Arts coffee images and will be using them in the CLBH! TFS!

  29. Great card. As I am a tea drinker I will pretend it is tea in the cup instead of coffee.

  30. Great card! I like how you've kept the cup simple, yet special. The light green stamp on the cup makes this card perfect.

  31. Hi Amy, this one is great for an office friend or even a masculine card. Thank you for the idea.

  32. Now how did I know when I saw your name on the list the card was going to be Coffee Themed πŸ™‚ LOVE IT!!!

  33. Beautiful card and sweet colors!! Love the background too! I host "always anything goes" challenges every Friday with lots of prizes and companies sponsoring me. Would love for you to join us and check us out!
    β™₯ Jo's Scrap Shack β™₯

  34. I must say "How Cute" your coffee card is and pretty colors you used..Feels so spring..Happy 5th and Thanks for sharing..

  35. Beautiful, Amy!!! I wouldn't mind getting that coffee cup in real life! The background is perfection and this card is so you!! Happy week to you!

  36. Those greens contrast perfectly! I live in BC & can totally relate to loving it because of the natural
    beauty we are surrounded with, which is so similar to Wa. & Or. We're almost neighbours! lol

  37. I lost my comment let me write it again I love your color combo Amy
    great CAS card dear Amy

  38. Cute, cute coffee card! Congratulations to A Blog Named Hero! Five years of success is such an achievement! Here's to many more years of inspiration and fun! πŸ™‚

  39. Great card! Your coffee cup is beautiful, what a wonderful idea to stamp it with such a beautiful stamp.

  40. What a yummy card — reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream! You can't go wrong with the color combo and the wonderful background!

  41. This would make a great masculine card for someone who loves coffee like my coffee connoisseur (his words) son-in-law.

  42. I love all that Minty goodness!
    Sweet card!
    I ate a couple Oreo Crisps in Mint flavor
    in honor of your card!

  43. I like that you didn't just color the cup a solid color. Choosing the rose stamp with a light color was the way to go.

  44. I'd love to have a cup in real life that looked like that… beautiful! Congrats to A Blog Named Hero on their 5th anniversary!

  45. Love the design on the coffee cup. My sister would sure love to receive a card like this.

  46. Oh Amy, you sweet lady, I am seeing your cards everywhere! What a joy to see your creativity, including in this gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing!

  47. Sooo yummy! The Celebration Words Stencil, Mint Julep Shadow ink and pops of black all together = perfect!

  48. Hey you! I made it here! only about 900 more to go or so…lol! Love this pretty card… the colors and love the shadowy stenciled background! See you again soon!

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