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A Blog Named Hero is TWO!


Can you guys believe that ABNH is already 2? I can't. It seems like just yesterday that Linda and I were brainstorming ideas for a challenge blog--my idea was "hey, girl" (remember those memes? Ryan Gosling?). A Blog Named Hero was Linda's idea, but as soon as she mentioned it I got a spingle and I knew. I'm so proud of our blog and our design team! Today we've invited a bunch of ABNH friends, the current DT and the newly announced DT to help us celebrate this occasion with a giant mega super blog hop! With prizes! So make sure to comment on all of the stops along the way, each comment is a chance to win.

You should have arrived here from the beautiful blog of the amazingly talented Lucy Abrams!




Your next stop is the blog of my friend, Teri Anderson. If you lose your way along the hop, there is a full list at the bottom of this post. If you didn't arrive here from Lucy's blog, then please start hopping over at ABNH. Thanks for 2 fun-filled, crafty years, and here's to many more!


Supplies:

ABNH
Linda Trace
Jennifer McGuire
Cristina Martinez
Debby Hughes
Christine Drogt
Britta Swiderski
Stephanie Klauk
Leslie Hanna
Shari Carroll
Lisa Stein
Maya Isaksson
Virginia Lu
Kathy Racoosin
Michelle Lupton
Vicky Papaioannou
Lisa Spangler
Sarah Gray
Kelly Rasmussen
Sindhura Prajay
Lucy Abrams
Mary Dawn Quirindongo
Teri Anderson
Teresa Pham
Tanja Kewel-Neef
Laura Bassen
Cheiron Brandon
Kelly Latevola
Sue McRae

187 comments:

Lisa said...

Love both of these. REALLY digging the watercolor.

Beautiful Bouquets said...

Beautiful watercolour technique on two beautiful cards. This is my most favourite technique x

Fran said...

Love the cards. I really need to try the watercolor technique.

Yolanda Garrido said...

The colours you used are fantastic!!

Betty said...

love your watercolored backgrounds - both cards are lovely!

Charlene said...

Beautiful watercoloring!!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE the watercoloring! Awesome!

Kelly Szafron said...

Beautiful watercolored cards!

Scrapthat said...

love your watercoloring!

Cat Craig said...

So loving this watercolor set. Love those three single lines of color on the first one. Wow.

diana fernandez said...

I love your cards! The watercolor effect is beautiful!

Debbie Pereira said...

LOVE the watercolor look!

Knit Baker said...

Love the technique and colors !!

Cheryl W. said...

Loving your waves of color in the first card and the colorful clouds of the second card. Both are wonderful!

Heather Johnson Myrick said...

The colors are lovely. I am going to have to try my hand at this technique. Thank you for sharing & for being a part of the birthday blog hop.

joy said...

Oh, wow! I love these beautiful watercolored cards - the blending of the colors is just too yummy!

Congrats on your two year anniversary!

bonnielynnsblog said...

The first card is my favorite card on the whole blog hop!!

Bev Hill said...

Love this new watercolor trend. Pretty cards.

Kelly Massman said...

lovely background on your pretty card!

Rita said...

I am LOVING these watercolor effects!! Gorgeous cards! :)

Barb said...

Love the watercolor look!

Sheila_G said...

Love your cards!

Susanne Vargas said...

Your watercoloring (and cards) are amazing!

paperandflair said...

Beautiful watercolor backgrounds, another technique I need to try. I love these blog hops, so many techniques to learn and try.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful artsy palette of color look.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Kristie Maynard said...

Love both your cards, 2 different looks and they are both lovely. TFS!

Barbara said...

Both of these are gorgeous! I love the water color backgrounds on both!

Indy said...

The backgrounds are fabulous!! Love your work!

Julia said...

I see a familiar ring!

Deborah said...

What fun and colorful cards perfect for the occasion!

pcm said...

CONGRATS ON TWO YEARS!!!

Linda T said...

Sweet cards. You're watercolor backs turned out so pretty. Love the wooden banners on you 2nd card. Thank you for sharing you're ideas.

bkazoo said...

great colors

Irish Cherokee said...

This is two very impressive cards.

Kailash said...

Stunning watercolor designs, love your cards!!!

Angelique Vela said...

Both cards are great, but I am loving the background on the first one.

Sue D said...

Great colors on both cards!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Barb Ghig said...

Firstly, I just want to congratulate you and Linda on your shared success with ABNH! It's been so fun to be a part of it over the past 2 years!

Your cards are so pretty, Mary Dawn! I love all of your water coloring, and how you played with your sentiments! Very creative and fun!

I've had a lot of fun on the hop! Thanks!

Janine said...

the colors you choose for your watercolor cards are beautiful. both cards are great!

Jannette said...

Beautiful water coloring. Love both of the cards.

Efi Maryeli said...

Lovely cards!!!!

Kerian said...

Love both cards...fun colors

Carol said...

Both cards are lovely. I especially love the second one. TFS!

Phi said...

Both card are great but the first one took my breath away. The colours are so vivid.

Barb said...

Awesome watercoloring, Mary Dawn! Love both cards! Happy Birthday to ABNH!!!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Beautiful cards Mary Dawn...the water coloring is just gorgeous!

My Paper Epiphany said...

I gasped when I saw your watercolour background - done to perfection!

Shelley C said...

Watercolor backgrounds - WOW!!! some of the prettiest watercolor backgrounds I've seen. Technique video please!!!!

Margaret R said...

Love the watercolour effects.

aileen (mum) said...

Both beautiful cards. I really love the watercolour technique.

Liz Lumsden said...

I am really lovin' this watercolor trend! Lovely technique and congrats!

Jennifer Gayle said...

Great watercolor technique. Another one for me to try.

Carol said...

Fabulous watercolouring, Mary Dawn. Love both of your cards - bold and bright and soft and dreamy.

Waracartist said...

I like the forst one, the edges of each color is so making a diffirence, would you consider a tutorial?

Toni Cancellier said...

Love love love the dripping watercolour with the dark edges.

Pam said...

Great cards! Loving the watercolor.

Bastel-Troll said...

I really love the bright colours from the first card!

maureen said...

Simple and elegant watercolor treatment! What a treat!

Pam T. said...

Love the watercoloring! Beautiful cards

Avigail Raphael said...

I absolutely love the watercolor background in your crds. It so clean and simple. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anja (scrappie) said...

That watercoloring is awesome love it and congrats on ABNH turning two. Thanks for sharing this amazing inspiration.

Sherrie said...

Love the water coloring on both cards and the wood banner you created, very cute!

Joan Smith said...

OMG your cards are gorgeous!!!
Your first card I love because it made me think of when you look up at the clouds and say what the shapes of the clouds look like to you well that what your first card did for me it was fun at first glance flowers but then other images came to mind I so love it as it's like a fairy tale. You 2nd card is so fun as I love banners and it's like it has a beautiful rainbow behind it. You sure are one creative and talented gal.

Thordis said...

Love both of these cards! Love the watercolour effect... It is so trendy :)

loulou said...

Happy 2nd Birthday and thank you for a creating such an amazing and fun blog. Beautiful cards. I'm glad watercolour is so in now you always end up with beautifully unique results.

Efrat said...

Beautiful fun cards.

Cassie_lu said...

loving the fun watercolor effect on the cards but the bright colors on the first card is my favorite

mikeslittlesis said...

Love the backgrounds!

grandmato20 said...

Very gorgeous water colors :)

JudyH said...

Pretty colors.

mrlcidra54 said...

Love the splash of color concept and the banners are a cute touch.

Lorie said...

Love the water color effects!!

Jan G said...

Love the water color it is so vibrant!

Diana said...

Oh my! I think these are my favorites so far. LOVE how you did the watercolor.

saraskid said...

I love watercolor! These cards are lovely!

Scrapy Lim said...

Awesome card!! Nice :)

Alyce said...

I like the look of the watercolors.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Your backgrounds are gorgeous!

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous watercoloring!!

Judy said...

Fantastic cards! I actually gasped when I saw the first one more details please!

Jill said...

gorgeous cards! love this technique....

Lisbeth Rimmer said...

Lovely cards

Yogismom said...

Beautiful cards!

Elizabeth Campau said...

Congratulations Mary Dawn. You and Linda have created an amazing challenge blog! Your cards are awesome:)

ArtGekko said...

Beautiful watercoloring!

Kym said...

Beautiful. The watercolor backgrounds are wonderful!

no blog post said...

I am becoming a huge fan of watercolor techniques. Both of your cards are terrific. Simple and so colorful.

rubbergranny said...

What effective watercolor looks. I'd be very happy if I created them. The stamped images and embellishments were well chosen. Thank you.

The ShyS said...

Loveing the watercolor.

Suzette said...

Love the movement in the first card!! Such lovely colors!!

Monica Maier said...

I love the watercolor backgrounds and the wood banner is too cute! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy C. said...

Both card absolutely gorgeous! Fantastic water colour effect!!!

slkeena said...

such a great technique. Love watercolor.

Gail Mc Nerney said...

Pretty pretty water colors!! Beautiful cards!!

Diane Stricker said...

Wonderful cards. Love the waterproofing.

Sam F said...

That first card is so gorgeous! I love how the pools of color dried to almost resemble a flower, or flower petals! So awesome!

Anna-Karin S said...

Wow, I love all the color in your cards, especially the first one! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny Colacicco said...

Your cards are always so pretty. I love the first most of all.

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Happy 2nd Birthday to ABNH!! Your cards are beautiful, love the backgrounds! The colors are stunning! Thanks for creating such a fun and inspiring blog, just love it!

Casey-Diane said...

I love the banner watercolor card it is gorgeous! Thanks for being part of the HOP.

Reusing with Quilling said...

Awesome cards ! The water-colored look is stunning !

Ria Montefalcon said...

Love both cards. I should be trying watercolor background on stamping

Immi said...

Beautiful watercolor backgrounds!

Jennifer Greer said...

Love the water color!

Gabriela Seminario said...

Gorgeous cards!

Rufred said...

I love watercolor techniques...great color choices.

tjscrappin said...

I love the watercolor, it turned out great! this technique is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Dana Joy said...

Love the funky feeling of you cards. Water coloring is such a neat effect.

Donna Cala said...

Lovely watercoloring.

Renee Cliffe said...

Watercolor dream - would like to see a video on the technique you used. Thank you.

karen said...

Hi Mary Dawn! Love both of your watercolor cards...so happy! Thanks for your inspiration : )

Lezlye Lauterbach said...

LOVE LOVE these Mary! Watercolor is my Favorite and right on Trend!!

cindy c said...

great tutorial &
thanks for the give away--

Cathy Homan said...

Backgrounds are great. Thanks for sharing these cards!

yvonne Mathie said...

Great watercolour backgrounds!

Hippymom83 said...

Happy Birthday!

MariClaudi said...

Those watercolors are amazing!

Janet said...

Fabulous cards! Lovin' it!
~God bless~

Laura Jane said...

Happy 2nd Birthday!
Beautiful watercolor Backgrounds:)

Carol B. said...

Happy Birthday! I love your watercolor cards!

Denisse said...

What a beauty! So colorful!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the definition in the drying lines on that first card contrasted with the softer more subtle blending of colors in the second. Both beautiful!

beaverphyllis said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday to both of you! Such a great blog! (By the way, love your cards, too!)

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Great banner! Love the watercolor technique!

Sharon R said...

The watercolor washes provide a great background for the Birthday wishes.

susie squash said...

happy birthday to you,ABNH!
and so happy to virtually meet you,Mary! I've been enjoying the party!

JOANNE MILANO said...

Love watercolor

Suzanne said...

Hi Hot Stuff! These are so gorgeous! Congrats on turning 2!!!! HUGS!

Chark said...

beautifully done!

Erin Gengo said...

Lovely cards. Love the black gingham ribbon. Nice touch.

Patt H. said...

Beautiful cards! Love the watercolor look & yours is awesome!

bjmartin said...

Gorgeous watercolor on these!

The Hare Hutch said...

Just love, love, love the water coloring here.
Simply beautiful!

Nancee Purdum said...

Oh these are both so cute! Love that watercolor background!

Mary-Anne V said...

The watercolour effect you created with the distressed markers is beautiful.

Sherri said...

What fun! Makes me want to go play with my ink! Thanks for the inspiration and dedication. Congrats and Happy Birthday!

Kari V. said...

I'm just so happy about the watercolored backgrounds!

Sandra said...

lovely - I am really loving the water color look!
Sandra ltb

deegee said...
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deegee said...

These are really nice cards.

Pat said...

These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

aknancy said...

I really like both of these cards. the watercolor effect is gorgeous on both!!!

cal8007 said...

Just love what you did with the watercolor effect! Those wooden banners are so chic! Congrats on two years strong!

Francesca said...

Nice watercolor technique! thank you!

Karen said...

your baby is 2..wow....
Love your cards!!

Tati Perolada said...

Happy Birthday!
I just love blog hops!

Mags said...

Beautiful backgorunds. Love the cards! TFS

cissi said...

Lovely card love the colours you used!

Diane said...

Love your cards and watercolour technique. Thanks for sharing and for such a great blog hop.

Weenie Thomas said...

Wood embellishments and watercolour background. Whats not to love!

mamichelle said...

Oh wow, they are both amazing!!

mamichelle said...

Oh wow, they are both amazing!!

rollergirl said...

Oh my goodness, great cards! first is my favorite, makes me think of blowing paint when I was a kid. Love the font choices too! Thank you

Julie Z said...

Love the bright colors on the first card. But the little banner on the second is adorable too!

Tracy said...

awesome cards!! love the watercolor look.

paulettesprettypapercrafts said...

I love water color! It always turns out wonderful, like you cards.

Maye M.L said...

Congratulations and your second birthday, and many more! Love the watercolor background technique. Cheers!

DoofyJEss2 said...

Wow. I LOVE your watercoloring! Especially love the little strands of color that look "pulled out" from your first card. Congrats on your second year!!!

Beate Yoga said...

I have to try to work with water Colors.

brenda said...

I am really into watercoloring lately and your cards are fantastic!

Amy C. said...

Great cards! I really like the watercolor look.

Wyvern said...

Love the watercolor!!!! Awesome cards! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for the wonderful challenge blog that I now follow!

NatQuebec said...

Ohh I love the 2nd one with the wood fanions and the cute little bows..

Muneca said...

Wow- beautiful watercolor design!

jeanne harris said...

It takes a special talent to get the great water color results you have achieved here. Just beautiful!

Lagene said...

GORGEOUS water color cards!

Terri E. said...

That water color looks fabulous!!!

Kris in Alaska said...

I so need to try this watercolor trend! You did a lovely job!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Cindi said...

Your watercolor backgrounds are amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Amante del Papel said...

There are a beautiful cards! love watercolor!

TenSGal said...

congrats on your fabulous two years! What pretty watercolor!!!

CathyL said...

Love the watercolor backgrounds!

mtscrapgal said...

Love the water colored BG's on both cards. Thanks for the hop and congrats on 2 years of the blog. I wish you more success in the future.

jeannine said...

Fabulous watercolor cards!
Happy birthday and congrats!!!

Claire Boyd said...

These cards are amazing. What colours ! You have created such a great effect that is so eyecatching

Judy Tuck said...

Amazing watercolours!

jenway9 said...

Loving your watercolor techniques!

Laura M. said...

Great cards! Love the watercoloring :)

Lisa aka Myran said...

Really cool watercoloring! Really pretty card Mary Dawn!

Katie said...

Congrats on your blog! I have loved all of the inspiration. And your cards are wonderful. Love the watercolor effect. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Linda said...

what more can I say? I already put this fabulous card in my favorites :) TFS!

Olga Brilenkova said...

Amazing cards!)

Julia Chan said...

I love the idea not always to fill up the background with colors nor images, leaving some white looks very good too, thanks Mary !

vickigi said...

Pretty, pretty cards. Good color selections. Thanks.

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on ABNH's two years, Mary Dawn ... what fantastic cards to celebrate with ... love that gorgeous watercolouring! Anita :)

bbunch said...

YOUR CARDS ARE BEAUTIFUL--LOVE THE WATERCOLOR BACKGROUNDS.

Memories by Manda said...

Great cards. i love the watercolour look.