My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

The beginning of the month means, that a new wonderful My Monthly Hero kit will be available TODAY July 1st at the Hero Arts store. Be aware that this kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. This month the kits will begin shipping from Hero Arts on Monday, July 8th. I want to point out that you have the option to subscribe and receive the kit monthly and never miss one.

https://heroarts.com/pages/mmh-july-2019-kit

This kit contains: 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set, fourteen Coordinating Frame Cuts, two Fancy Dies, five Ink Cubes (Dusty Blue, Lime Green, Forest, Cocoa, Sand Stone), four 5.5″ x 8.5″ Sheets of New Hero Hues Premium Cardstock (two of each Meadow and Lapis) and a Blue Pearl Embossing Powder 0.5 oz.

I love the theme of this month’s kit, mountains, forest, fishing, water…. (sigh), so perfect for Summer! Check out the card I created with this kit:

I began by stamping the mountains, forest and dock. It is hard to see in the picture, but I clear-embossed over the stamped images using the large solid images. After that, I used a distress ink to create the sky and water (embossing-resist technique), and of course I flicked a bit of water with a brush. I stamped one of the sentiments included in the stamp set and then, I trimmed out the image, I matted it with the Meadow Premium cardstock and adhered the panel over a white folded card. To finish off this card, I stamped the kids images with Intense Black Ink, die cut them, and adhered them over the card with foam tape.

My second card features a couple of the ad-ons products. The stamp set that I used is called Camp in the Wild and I also use Forest Sunset Fancy Die.

For this card I used the Forest Sunset Fancy Die upside down to create the forest silhouette behind the bears. I know, I should have used it the other way, but I thought the die was also perfect using it this way too! 😀

Anyway, the images were simply stamped with Intense Black Ink and colored it with markers. I die cut them with their matching dies and I created a cute bonfire scene with them. A sentiment and Journey Glaze details were the final touches for this card.


As part of this blog hop, Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. The giveaway closes Sunday, July 7th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog.

Please be sure to visit all the participants blogs in order to increase your chances of winning:

The Hero Arts Blog
Caly Person
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Michelle Short
Amy Kolling
Debi Adams
Julee Tilman
Laurie Willison
Lydia Fiedler
You are here >Mariana Grigsby< You are here
Libby Hickson

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission from Hero Arts. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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SB+FSJ Hello Summer Blog Hop

Welcome!

Today we are celebrating the release of the two new Summer Collections by FSJ: Splash Zone and Starry Night! As part of this release, Spellbinders and Fun Stampers Journey have organized a fun blog hop where you will find lots of inspiration created by talented crafters who have used the products from the two new collections and created with their unique styles and different techniques, many amazing projects.

Blog hops are always a blast so I was more than happy to create a couple of cards for this special occasion. My first card features a darling set called: Make Waves stamp set. This set includes mermaids and ocean creatures images along with some cute sentiments.

To create the background of this card I used the Splash Zone stencil. I used it like you normally use a stencil to create a subtle background and I also used it to emboss a cardstock panel.

I colored the mermaids using the Journey Color Splash Watercolor pencils and a brush . It doesn’t really matter what technique you choose to color the images, those mermaids are so pretty that what it really matters is that you enjoy the coloring part!

Anyway, I also added some of the new sequins included in the Splash Zone sequins jar to complement the scene. I really love the combination of colors of the sequins included in the jar!

My second card features a fun set called Shark Attack. This set is so much fun. It includes different sharks and cute sentiments that are just perfect to create fun projects. I created a two tone background panel and I matted it with a fun frame called Film Frame, then I adhered them over a folded card.

For this card I opted for simply stamping the images over River Stone cardstock with  Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink, and then I use my white Journey Color Burst color pencil to enhance some of the edges of the sharks and teeth. This is such a great way to add dimension with no effort!

To finish up this card, I white embossed the sentiment over a Black Licorice cardstock strip and then, I added some sequins from the Starry Night Sequins jar (which I thought matched better the colors of my card).

To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Monday, July 1st, 11:59 pm EDT. Winners will be announced in our blog hop post the following Tuesday. (The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties, and taxes.)

Well, here you have the complete list of participant blogs, so good luck to you!

Spellbinders
Bibi Cameron
Keeway Tsao
You are here>>>Mariana Grigsby<<<You are here
Nichol Spohr
Laura Williams
Desiree Kuemmerle
Marie Heiderscheit
Tina Smith
Michelle Short
Mindy Eggen
Justine Hovey
Francine Vuillème
Laura Volpes
Laurel Beard

Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission. Thanks!

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Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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Hero Arts Anniversary Blog Hop • Day 1

Welcome! Today I am thrilled to be joining a fun Hero Arts Blog Hop that celebrates the launch of the 2019 Summer Catalog as well as the 45th Anniversary of Hero Arts in the crafting industry! So exciting!

This is a three day event in which each day a different group of talented crafters will be sharing projects using products from the new catalog. Please be sure to visit the Hero Arts store to see the new catalog as well as all the new amazing products!

As part of this celebration, I created two cards using a stamp set called: Curious Cat, which is absolutely adorable!

The images were stamped with Intense Black ink and then colored with markers. I die cut the images with their matching frame cuts, which are also available at the Hero store. Additionally, I created a subtle background with a stencil, ink and a sponge dauber, and I finished up this card with some twine and clear dots.

For my second card, I used a different cat and fish images that are super cute too. This time I stamped the fish bowl using Soft Sky ink and then I colored the water with markers. I colored the images with markers as well, then I adhered the fish over the bowl image with foam tape.

After that, I stamped the bowl again over a clear acetate with StazOn Jet Black ink , and then I die cut it with its matching die. I added a drop of Glaze over the fish and I placed the clear bowl over the fish. Then, I simply arranged the cat to complete the cute scene. The final touches for this card were, a white-embossed sentiment, washi tape and some dots.

Hero Arts have gathered some fabulous prizes from some industry friends and partners for this hop, so take a look of the amazing list of sponsor and prizes:

As always, Winners will be drawn from people who leave comments along the blog hop over the three days – comment all three days for more chances to win! Comment by Sunday, June 2 at 11:59pm PST, and Hero Arts will announce the winners on the HA blog the following week.

Here is the list of participant blogs of Day 1:

Hero Arts
Caly Person
Debi Adams
Ellen Hutson LLC
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Julee Tilman
Kathy Racoosin
Libby Hickson
Mariana Grigsby
May Sukyong Park
Michelle Short
Yana Smakula

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Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  ♥ Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

Happy Monday everyone! Hero Arts has always been one of my favorites stamp companies so I am very excited to be part of the My Monthly Hero Blog Hop this month! This new wonderful kit will be available TODAY March 4th at the Hero Arts store, but be aware that this kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, March 8th. I want to point out that you have the option to subscribe and receive the kit monthly and never miss one.

This fabulous kit contains: a 6″x8″ clear stamp set, a set of 27 coordinating Frame Cuts dies that match the stamp set, a 5.5 x 4.25 Aquarium Fancy Die, three Water Reactive Ink Cubes (Sea Salt, Sea Glass, Blue Water) and Blue and Green Droplets. The kit value is $75.99, an amazing deal at $34.99

I created a couple cards using the great products included in the kit, here is the first one:

I began by die cutting the Aquarium Fancy Die from green cardstock, then I placed it over a watercolor background just to see where I wanted to stamp some images. So I used the Sea Glass and Blue Water inks to stamp a few plants, a turtle and a small fish.

I also white-embossed the sentiment. I adhered the Aquarium frame over the stamped stamped panel and onto a folded green card. To complement the card I stamped the jellyfish image with Blue Water ink and die cut it with its matching die, I then adhered over the card using some foam tape. Of course I also included some yummy droplets as the final touches for this card.

The second card is similar to my first one but in this case I used the inks for the background. I want to point out that the ink cubes that are included in this kit are reactive to water so they are just perfect to create amazing backgrounds. I use a round small sponge dauber to apply the two colors over a white panel, and then I simply flicked water over with a thin brush.

As you can see is the same concept of the first card, just that I this case I used only the center part of the Aquarium die to make a frame. I have to say that this kit is a blast! Lots of images and clever sentiments.

As part of this blog hop, Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. The giveaway closes Sunday, March 10th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog.

Please be sure to visit all the participants blogs in order to increase your chances of winning:

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Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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FSJ • You Hold the Key to My Heart + Giveaway Winner

Hello, hello! I am back today just to share another card that I made using the pretty Stamp of the Month by Fun Stampers Journey, and to announce the name of the winner of this wonderful stamp set.

I made a simple background by stamping a lock image over a Cool Pool panel with Limeade Splash ink. I adhered the panel onto a Limeade Splash folded card. The wings were white embossed on Watermelon Fusion cardstock and then, die cut with its matching die.

I stamped the sentiment over a Whip Cream circle with Black Licorice ink. The key wast stamped with Black Licorice ink and die cut with its matching die. I arranged the elements over the card, and added some final touches: a heart shaped gem, Journey tape and Journey Glaze details.


GIVEAWAY WINNER

I want to THANK to all of the participants of this contest for taking the time to leave a comment. All the visits are truly appreciated. Well, now is time to announce the lucky name. According to random.org the winner of the Fun Stampers Journey Stamp of the Month is:

That number belongs to

Please send contact me using the contact tab at the top of this page (below the owl) with all your information. I will be more than happy to send you your prize right away.

Please remember that for more ideas and inspiration,  be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty beginning of the year!

marianasignat

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Seasons Givings Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seasons Givings Blog Hop! This is my very first time participating in this fun event and I hope you have been enjoying the fantastic inspiration through the whole list of participants. Be aware that each of us has a giveaway for all of the enthusiastic commenters, so each time you hop there is a giveaway opportunity for you!

The intention of this hop is to THANK YOU! Thank you for visiting my blog all these years or if you happen to be a first time visitor please be sure to visit me again! I really enjoy reading comments and seeing my blog being busy with lots of visitors!

For this special day, I created a fun card using the new Fun Stampers Journey Stamp of the Month:

This new stamp set is amazing, and the images are just perfect to create beautiful cards. I have to point out that this amazing set has a coordinating die set which is an add-on product, and honestly it is worth having!

This card features a background created with strokes of Liquid Colors, and a stamped keys pattern using Black Licorice ink. The wings were stamped over Bubble Gum cardstock and die cut with its matching die. The sentiment was white-embossed over a Black Licorice cardstock strip and adhered over the card with foam squares. Last but not least were silver sequins along with some heart shapes covered with Journey Glaze and Journey Sparkle cuts. Simple yet pretty!

Well, well, well… the fabulous giveaway I have for one lucky commenter is this brand new, just released…

For your chance to win, please leave a comment. I will randomly pick a winner and I will announce the lucky name on Tuesday morning, January 8th. This giveaway is only open to addresses in the US.

Please feel free to follow me on PinterestInstagram, or Facebook
Your next stop is my talented friend Michelle Woerner!

Wether this is your first stop or not, here you have the complete list of participants so you can enjoy this amazing Seasons Givings Blog Hop!

Lawn Fawn

Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine

Hero Arts

My Favorite Things

Reverse Confetti

My Sweet Petunia

Picket Fence Stamps

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Ink Blot Shop

Indigo Jade Art

Sunny Studio Stamps

Paper House Productions

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Newton’s Nook Designs

Latisha Yoast

Lydia Fiedler

Lori Craig

Dina Kowal

Nichol Spohr

Chari Moss

Jenn Shurkus

Vera Yates

Ashley Newell

Beth Pingry

Giovana Smith

Dana Joy

Heather Hoffman

Margie Higuchi

Mindy Eggen

Julie Tilman

Cindy Lawrence

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Kelly Latevola

Emily Midgett

Ilina Crouse

Emily Leiphart

Kristi Goulet

Debi Adams

Tracey McNeeley

Wanda Guess

Ashley Harris

Tracey McLennon

Janine Tinklenberg

Amy Rysavy

Caly Person

Marcie Sharp

Mary-Ann Coulter

Amy Tsuruta

Tricia Barber

Shemaine Smith

Christine Meyer

Lisa Henke

Shellye McDaniel

Kathy Schweinfurth

Yvonne Van Der Grijp

Lynette Kaufmann

Laura Williams

Dana Tatar

Cheiron Brandon

Patti Gilliam

Gracie Chavez

Carisa Zglobicki

Debbie Seyer

Mariana Grigsby <<< You are here

Michelle Woerner

Deborah Saaranen

Lisa Stein

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Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty beginning of the year!

marianasignat

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FSJ • A Hug in a Mug Card

Coffee and tea are always part of my creative process, specially on cold days and when I am making my cards late at night! So today I want to share a card that I created using the stamp set included in the Fun Stampers Journey November Bloom Box Kit which is called Cup of Tea

This set includes a couple of cute tea pots and cups, as well as some sentiments and other pretty images.  So, using one of the tiny images, I created a simple background with Sweet Berry ink over a Watermelon Fusion cardstock panel. I die cut a circle window on that panel and I also used a larger pierced circle around the window. I matted the panel with a Whip Cream panel, and I adhered the panel over a Blue Lagoon folded card.

The tea pot ombré effect was created with Candy Apple and Cranberry Bliss inks. For the tea cup I used Turbo Teal Ink  and I also stamped the little spoon using Black Licorice Ink. I arranged those elements over the card and I complemented it with a sentiment, which was white-embossed over a  Black Licorice circle.  To finish up my card I adhered some silver sequins, and Gift twine.

So, since the Fall|Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop  is going on right now, I am linking this card to join the fun there. Please be sure to visit them to check out all the fabulous inspiration and to know more details about the blog hop. There are a lot of fabulous prizes and one of them is the one that Fun Stampers Journey has for one lucky participant:

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Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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FSJ Cards for Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Welcome!

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If you are coming from Michelle Woerner ‘s blog,  you are in the right place. I am happy to be participating in the Fun Stampers Journey Collaboration Blog Hop.  As you can see, we are siding with our friends from the Coffee Loving Cardmakers for a fun inspirational hop, full of wonderful creations and a great prize.

So for today I created a couple of cards using the same design and stamps on both, and only making a change in the selection of colors and papers. I made these cards smaller than the normal size. They measure 3.5″ x 4.25, so you can get three cards from one letter size piece of Whip Cream cardstock. The cards feature a fun stamp set called Coffee Helps and its  matching die set, which is quite convenient.

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For the first card I chose the small gingham print from the Good Life Prints collection. I made a partial background panel over my card and I stamped the sentiment with Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink.  I adhered the panel over my card base along with a circle. I also put a piece of Girl’s Life Tape and I used a Brush Silver Staple.

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I stamped the cup of coffee with Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink and I colored it with Cool Pool Liquid color.  Before I adhered the cup over the circle, I stamped the vapor lines over the circle. I use some Journey Squares to adhere the cup and I complemented my card with a Love Filled heart.

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Second card is the same process. I used Hazelnut Blend True Color Fusion Ink for the stamping part and a different sheet from the Good Life Prints collection.  I used the new Rustic Rose Liquid Color for the cup, and the Lemon Sparkle tape. Overall I had a lot of fun creating these cute cards 🙂

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Of course we couldn’t have a blog hop without having a fun Prize:

Blog Hop Giveaway Social Share

In order to be eligible to win the prize you need to comment on all of the participant’s blogs before 11:55 pm PST on Friday, July 27. So that means that this contest will be open for a week. Laura Murray from FSJ will announce the winner the following week, so please stay tuned.

Be sure to visit all the participant’s blogs for inspiration and leave comments along the way. Your next stop is the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

For you convinience, here is the complete list of participant blogs:

Fun Stampers Journey blog 
Tania Willis 
Patricia Roebuck 
Michelle Woerner 
You are here>>>Mariana Grigsby<<<You are here
Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog  
Amy Tsuruta  
Kerry Urbatch  
Helen Gullett  
Lisa Bzibziak  
Robyn Jordan  
Lori Turner  
Becca Cruger  
Dana Gong  
Dana Warren  
Erin Thiem  
Katie Brooks 
Kathy Schweinfurth  
Laurel Seabrook 

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Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty  weekend and GOOD LUCK to all!

marianasignat

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RG’s 2017 CHA New Release Blog Hop + a Grand Prize

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Welcome to my blog! I am very happy and excited to start 2017 sharing a little bit of the NEW amazing RG’s Collections that will be released at CHA later this month. The four new collections are amazing and today we are having a Blog Hop to showcase some the new products.

I created a card featuring a collection called: Media Adventure. This collection is quite unique and beautiful. Among others, it includes dies and embossing folders. The card that I created for today, is showing one of the die sets named The Fun, which is a paper doll. Check it out:

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The Media Venture doll dies are so much fun! I love that the parts of the dolls can be die cut separately, and you can always give them  your personal touch! This time I  chose a soft color combo  for this card, and I paired the doll with some products by FSJ to complement it. You will find the complete list of products at the end of this post.

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GIVEAWAY

As part of this amazing release, Richard will be giving away a fabulous Grand Prize for a lucky winner:  $100 worth of RG products from his NEW collections  plus the RG Messenger Bag  (shown below). The total value of the prize is $150. But that is not all, besides the Grand Prize winner,  TWO Runners Up will be chosen; each will receive one of the RG messenger bags.

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The are the rules to participate are simple:

  • Post comment on RG site.
  • Post comment on each of the designer team blogs—one entry per comment. It is not required that you comment on all the participant blogs, but if you do so, you increase your chances to win.

You have until January 10th at 6:00 PM EST. to enter your comments. The winner will be chosen and announced on Wednesday, January 11th on the RG blog.

Be sure to visit all the participant blogs for inspiration and to see the other collections. Here is the complete list of participant blogs:

RG Blog
Beck
Mou
Tenia
Isha
Patricia
You are here>>> Mariana <<< You are here
Laura
Michelle
Tania

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Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty  weekend and GOOD LUCK to all!

marianasignat

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supplies

NEW RG Products
The Fun Die Set (Media Venture Collection)

Fun Stampers Journey products:
Howdy Notes Stamp set SS-0170
Striped Love Stamp SS-0181
Journey Circles Die Set DI-0039
Bubble Gum True Color Fusion Ink IP-0058
Hazelnut Blend Color Fusion Ink IP-0012
Journey Sparkle Cuts AC-0151
Cut Rhinestones AC-0023
Pom Minis AC-0199
Oatmeal Cookie Organza Ribbon AC-0246
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
Bubble Gum  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0099
Oatmeal Cookie 8.5 x 11 Cardstock  CS-0023
Banana Cream  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0087
Pool Play  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0092

HA 2017 Valentine’s Collection Blog Hop

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Welcome! Today I am happy to be joining this hop that celebrates the launch of the 2017 Valentine’s Collection in the Hero Arts store! Be sure to visit the Hero Arts store to see the complete collection!

As part of this launch, I created a card using three fabulous products which I definitely love: Destination Paris, Heart Pattern Bold Prints and the new Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies.

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I stamped the Heart Pattern Bold Prints over a card base ( Blush mix Layering Papers  -Carnation color) with Pale Tomato Shadow Ink. After that I stamped the Destination Paris image over Snow Layering paper with Intense Black Ink. I colored the image using Chameleon Markers and then, I die cut this panel into a large heart. I applied Glossy Accents and glitter over the colored image. I let this dry.

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I also die cut a large heart from Blush mix Layering Papers  (Punch color) and I adhered this heart over the base card. I adhered the stamped heart over the card with foam tape (If you trim off the right side of the hearts before you adhere them, makes things easier). To finish off this card I simply added some sequins and thread.

GIVEAWAY

Hero will be giving away two $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Thursday, December 15 at 11:59pm PT and they will announce the winner the following week.

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Yana Smakula
me>>>Mariana Grigsby<<<me
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Jana Millen
Ilina Crouse
Libby Hickson

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Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week and GOOD LUCK to all!

marianasignat

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