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Celebrating 5 Years of ABNH



Been awhile, huh? But I had to participate in this amazing, prize-filled blog hop celebrating the 5th anniversary of A Blog Named Hero! I'm so proud of ABNH and I'm so grateful to Lisa and Jessica for continuing to keep it going. And to all of you, for playing along.

So, prizes: full of them. Make sure to comment on as many stops along the hop as you can, there are 2 days worth of beautiful projects to ogle and over $500 in giveaways! You can see the full list of participants and prizes at A Blog Named Hero. If you get lost along the way, you can find links to get you back on track there as well.

Now, I'm more than a little rusty as far as card making and blogging goes, but I did what I could with what I could put my hands on. My craft room is a jumble while we're doing a little painting and room switching at my house. But I was able to put my hands on my favorite Hero Arts floral stamp and my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. My card is simple, but after almost a year of not making a card I can't complain too awful much. I think the sentiment speaks for itself.


Your next stop on the hop is Simon Says Stamp, our sponsor from the very beginning. Thank you, Heidi and Simon for believing in Linda and I, all those years ago.

Enjoy the hop!



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StampinLouie said...

Beautiful card. That is one of my favorite stamps too.

Judy B said...

Love seeing the Zig brushes used.

Dianne Guilinger said...

such a beautiful card, so spring-like!

Trina P. said...

So pretty. Great colouring.

FamilyDreamLab said...

Beautiful coloring.

Deb said...

Your card is lovely! :)

Robin Platt said...

Great card. I would never have guessed it's been a year since you have made a card.

Patty said...

Beautiful coloring!! Very realistic colors...have one of these bushes in my back yard!!

BabsLouie said...

I love that stiched edge! Such a beautiful touch to an already beautiful card. Thank you for sharing!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Your card was just lovely. It is nice to see you back at your craft desk. I too have not been at mine due to a recent car accident. But, I am striving to get back to what I love soon. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

Mitzi Manthey said...

Love your coloring of the hydrangea! I have a set of Zigs and will have to find my stamp and try these colors.

Ann K said...

One of my favorite flowers and you colored it so well. Off to blog hop some more

Kleri F said...

I love ZIGs and this card is just fabulous!
Happy 5th Anniversary to ABNH!

Linda Kunsman said...

I love this hydrangea stamp. Your CAS card showcases it beautifully!

Shirley N said...

Your coloring is amazing, beautiful card and colors!

Karen Gerek said...

Beautiful card....love the coloring with just a hint of purple. TFS

Kim S. said...

Such a pretty card!

Char K said...

beautiful coloring!

Meghan Peterson said...

What a pretty card! Love the pretty subtle background and the lovely watercolored flower!

Deborah Taylor said...

Happy Anniversary, I have been told that all the best people have their anniversary on today's date as my parents have been married 57 years today

Cathy Smith said...

Beautiful, rusty you say, I can learn a lot from you :) Thanks for sharing

Marlene Kling said...

One of my favorite flowers and your card is lovely. I turn 85 April 3rd and hope to get this stamp for my birthday. My cards aren't near as lovely as yours, but I just keep plugging along. TFS...

Deborah Taylor said...

Happy Anniversary, I have been told that all the best people have their anniversary on today's date as my parents have been married 57 years today

Becky S. said...

I love this! It's a BEAUTIFUL card and I agree- one of my favorite stamps. Thanks for sharing

Amy Green said...

Simple, but beautiful... I especially love the hydragea!

Kathy M said...

Love this stamp! my favorite.

Samantha Coleman said...

I love the stamp you used and you colored it beautifully!

SueT said...

I like your colors and the offset of the main element. Very pretty card!! Hope you get back into the blog groove!!

Lillian M said...

Nice card, cute idea.

Billie A said...

Beautiful card. I love the stamp and the color choices. I have a white Hydrangea, burgundy and blue. The colors are perfect with the touch of purple. Your sentiment is perfect.

conil said...

You used one of my all time favorite HA stamps...and did it beautifully.

Swh2013 said...

Fabulous card. We forget just a simple flower can be enough. Great coloring!

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic coloring.
thanks for sharing.
I share your pain in moving
a craft room - but it's worth it
in the end.

Barbara S said...

THanks for sharing your wonderful card.

Debbie Groff said...

Beautiful card!

Cathy said...

Beautiful card! Such an inspirational blog hop!

Carolyn Pokorney said...

You don't look rusty to me what a beautiful card and exquisite coloring! Happy Anniversary big 5!

Barbara said...

This is one of my favorites also, thanks.

Belinda Santamore said...

Love a give away!$

Barbara said...

Beautiful, thank you!

Annie Solomon said...

I love hydrangeas. Awsome color job. beautiful card.

Cindy Aguirre said...

Beautiful card! I just love that stamp! And you colored it well!

Teri W said...

Simply gorgeous.!

Skrater said...

happy anniversary!

CreativSpirit said...

A simply perfect card, love both the stamps.

Marie said...

Love this card.

Sara P said...

Beautiful card. Love how you colored it.

Mrsfish02 said...

Even a year later, you've still got it. Happy 5th, let's keep this going for a lot of years.

Linda Davidson said...

Beautiful card! I love this flower and I have to get the stamp! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Denise said...

Cute card/Stamp! Thanks, Denise

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your card is so beautiful! I love that stamp!

Good Kardma by Jules said...

What a lovely card! I love hydrangeas and I like how you colored it. Thanks for the chance to win!

C Gray said...

Love the simplicity.

joy said...

Beautiful card! Once a card maker, always a card maker. Love the coloring on the hydrangea.

joy said...

Beautiful card! Once a card maker, always a card maker. Love the coloring of the hydrangea.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your card.

TABray said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Lynn Atchley said...

Love the colors and hydrangea are so beautiful.

Laura said...

So nice.

Yvonne C. said...

Beautiful card, beautiful flower image!! I can't tell you haven't made a card in awhile, you still got it!! :)

Lisa H said...

Great card and great stamp. You did a fabulous job.

Kelly Massman said...

pretty coloring!!!

Laurie said...

Beautiful coloring on that flower! You don't look rusty to me! Thanks for your part in A Blog Named Hero.

Candy said...

My favorite flower!

Barbara Howell said...

Your card is beautiful. The coloring is great especially after a years break.

Marg said...

Oh good, I gave that stamp. What great colouring!

Julie Quin said...

Love the colouring on the flowers and the detailed stitch line - congratulations on the 5 year anniversary

Evelyn said...

I love the hydrangea!

stampyra said...

I absolutely love the colors you chose for your card. It's just beautiful. I'd say you've still got it! lol. Jil

Alma Hughes said...

Pretty

Lynne said...

Beautifully done. So happy to have you participating again.

Kris Schleich said...

Pretty!

Vanessa B said...

Love the colors you used! It's a beautiful card :)

A Tad Bit Off said...

Very pretty

Beverly Perdue said...

I love hydrangeas and I have that same stamp. I haven't used it in a while. I love your coloring on the hydrangea!

CindyBLink said...

A very pretty but simple card. I love the clean simple look, and I must have the flower!!!

bkazoo said...

Lovely card, fun hop

Tami B said...

I love hydrangeas, so your card is a real winner for me.

Sue LD said...

Very pretty and I have this stamp so will be copying this design.

Kathy said...

Beautiful Hydranga, thanks for sharing

Becky Dunham said...

Beautiful card Mary Dawn! It seems we should all be thanking you for this lovely blog that I have just been introduced to - can't believe I haven't known about it before. Thanks for sharing!

Janet D. said...

Lovely card, gorgeous coloring!

Mary Alice Varallo said...

Beautiful Card...hydrangea's are my favorite!

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Great card. Simple is often the most effective.

Niki G said...

Mary Dawn after a year of being away you still got it! Love the simplicity with the subtle background and beautiful coloring. I'm so grateful for this blog and so happy it has continued!!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful card, awesome hydrangea coloring!

Colleen Howell said...

Very pretty and love the colors

kramer_buffy said...

I love the simplicity of the card.

-- Dalis

sabbycat said...

Love the simple beauty.

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful coloring on the hydrangea.

Tenea Andersen said...

Such a lovely but yet simple card design.

Scraplea 1 said...

Great card! Looks like you haven't lost your touch. Thanks for sharing on this fun blog hop!!

Deedee Maldy said...

Happy 5th birthday ABNH! Great card Mary Dawn..hope you have more time to play around the blog soon!

Marianne C said...

This doesn't look like a "rusty" card to me...it's quite lovely

Linda M said...

Love this card! Your coloring is beautiful!

barbara macaskill said...

Simple but very pretty! The simplicity only makes it more incredible, TFS!

Ellen Cooper said...

I love the simple elegance of this card combined with the cool relaxin colors :-)

Ava Alexander said...

Love the colour and blending <3

Debbie Nutt said...

Wow! Amazing job with few supplies. It goes to show you're a pro! Love the hydrangea stamp. Beautiful card.

justme81233 said...

Love florals, this is beautiful.

Laura Peddicord said...

Love your painting with the Zig watercolor markers. It's beautiful and gives me an idea of what my Zigs can do if I keep at it. The HA stamp is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing.

Veronica R said...

Love the stamp and your brush work, I have purchased some brush markers but have yet to implement them in a card. How lovely!

Eunyi Kirst said...

Beautiful! Congrats on the milestone!

Mrs. Coronato said...

Love the stamp!! Beautiful card!!

Lindsey Fabian said...

Aww. Sweet card. Perfect for this situation.

Stacy said...

Such a pretty card. Great stamp and coloring.

kReN K said...

I love hydrangeas and I love the Hero Arts hydrangea. Your card is simple but quite beautiful! TFS!

Nyssa said...

Looks fantastic!

mzjluv said...

Your coloring is beautiful and so is your card.

kReN K said...

I love your hydrangea card. It is simple, elegant, and quite beautiful! TFS!

michelle in mi said...

What a lovely card!

MJ said...

Beautiful card!

Kris Davis said...

Beautiful and I'm with you, this is one of the best Hero Arts stamps ever! Hydrangeas hold a special place in my heart.

Leana Hodge said...

Love your card. The colours are lovely. <3

Abby said...

Nice card!

reeree62 said...

Such a beautiful card! I also LOVE that hydrangea stamp...very very pretty coloring job too! <3

Jennifer said...

So beautiful. I love this stamp. It's my go to stamp for many occasions.

Chelle Lee said...

Your coloring of the flowers is simply fantastic.

Tanya Lochridge said...

Look the colors you chose. Hydrangeas are my favorite flower and these are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

cindybearj said...

I think this card is beautiful. I love hydrangeas. I think I have about 3 hydrangea stamps!

Paula Laird said...

Love this card! CAS perfection! Thanks for sharing!

Ashley Kessler said...

Cute card!

Patt H. said...

I love this gorgeous card! That is one of my favorite stamps & you have really made a showstopper with it! Thanks for sharing.

Dar said...

Beautiful card. Love hydrangeas.

Sherry said...

beautiful! love it!

Mona Porter said...

Simple,yet very elegant. I live your card!

Stacy said...

So pretty! I also took a break from creating (mine was almost 5 years), sometimes life gets busy. I'm now back to creating again, I missed it so much.

Janelle said...

Lovely colors and coloring!

scrapnhawaii said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is perfect for the simple card base!!

Melissa59 said...

Nice job coloring the hydrangeas. I really like the stitched die you used.

sinnamon crunch said...

Wonderful coloring and beautiful stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Oralee B said...

A beautiful card! Love your coloring with the Zig markers, a technique I've still to master. :)

Loly Borda said...

It'a good to see you back! Happy 5th anniversary! Lovely card and perfect sentiment! TFS

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Truly beautiful! Lovely card!
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!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Christine Ray said...

I have that stamp! Must pull it out...Thanks for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

So excited about this!! I am new to card making and just found out about all this!!! What a great supportive community!

vicenta ghylin said...

Awesome card. Love the sentiment. Thank you for sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love that subtle striped background and the pretty hydrangea! Awesome coloring!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful! Love your card ♥

Dee Fillmore-Turcotte said...

Great stamp! Love the colors!

Olessya K said...

A very pretty cards! Great colouring!

Gigglls said...

Happy 5th anniversay!

Memories by Manda said...

Another fun day of hopping ahead. Lovely card.

robiw said...

I love your card! I love the clean lines and the great coloring. And congrats on the anniversary.

Tracy Freeman said...

I think it is perfect, such a beautiful stamp and lovely coloured. X

Charlotte Myhre said...

Beautiful!

n56leiker said...

Thanks for inspiring me with this beautiful hydrangea card! I love it!

Daria said...

Very nice card)))

Anita Anita said...

Love your card!!! Flowers are my favorite when creating cards. Well come back

Irene said...

I don't detect any "rust" in your card. Absolutely beautiful!!!

Jeanna Wainer said...

Such a lovely stamp! I love coloring with Zig and I like your card! Happy Anniversary to the Blog!

Swapna B Patil said...

Such a pretty card...

Siobhann Bakke said...

These floral stamps are timeless - never go out of crafty 'style'! TFS

Dorothy said...

Great card... I'm thinking spring! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sabrina said...

WOW!! One of my favorite flowers!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!

Kajcyika said...

This is just gorgeous! The colors, the layout.. so beautiful!

gabriella said...

Great inspiration and a nice ending. I always do a hop backwards...and this was a nice conclusion.

Jane M said...

I have this stamps and think it is so beautiful. Love the way you colored it.

loulou said...

Not a speck of rust anywhere. Your card is simply gorgeous.

Andrea said...

This is stunning!

Evelyn vasquez said...

Such a lovely card.

Marieitis said...

You must be so pleased that something you started and put so much effort into is still continuing on and inspiring others :) Great card after taking a break...show that it is completely natural :)

D Golly said...

Happy Anniversary Hero. Pretty Card

Tenia Nelson said...

Just gorgeous!!

mddavis53 said...

Thanks for doing this.

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

Beautiful card--love the beautiful color! Thanks so much for sharing!

Robin said...

A beautiful card! Your hiatus from card making has not dulled your work!

Rose said...

Very pretty card. Love hydrangeas.

Sara Barker said...

A beautiful comeback! I love this stamp and you have colored it so perfectly! A lovely card!

Jeanne Beam said...

Simplicity is beautiful!! Love the card.

Shillig Family said...

Beautiful card! Great colors!

CCDivaMM said...

Love this hydrangea and love the sentiment going up the side. Pretty card.

Sharon Bessinger said...

Your coloring is gorgeous, and I love the blue card contrasting with the hydrangea. :)

Sharon Salerno said...

Gorgeous card! I love to use flowers on my cards!

JanetB said...

That is one of my favorite stamps, too. Love how you colored it, lovely.

Karen said...

Very Pretty. Your coloring is awesome.

Purple Princess said...

So pretty!!

Karen B. said...

I adore your CAS card, and I adore your work. It's been a while, but worth the wait to see this!

Sharon said...

Beautiful card! Flowers are my favorite.

Tami in Texas said...

Thanks for the great card! That hydrangea stamp is awesome to work with!

Karen Judy said...

So pretty. I love hydrangeas and you colored this beautifully.

The Red Haired Lass said...

OOOO, your hydrangea is gorgeous!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love your beautiful spring flower! The color is so pretty!

Donna said...

great card!

Donna Idlet said...

Mary, so happy you joined ABNH 5th Anniversary! I love your card! I just bought this stamp set, so thank you for the inspiration.

Daria Z. said...

Your coloring is amazing! I love the subtle bg on the card base - a beautiful card.

Debbie said...

One of my favorite floral stamps! Your card is so pretty.

Susan Eliot said...

Beautifully colored - and a great design! Love that stamp!!

Jimmie said...

Love your flower card.

Iryna Kostikova said...

Love stamps with beautiful flowers. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Such a gorgeous card!!!

Oliev said...

Beautiful card!

CeCe Carter said...

One of my most favorite flowers!! You colored her up just gorgeously!

janine mendez said...

This is a beautiful card The colors are great

Nathalia O'Connell said...

Beautiful coloring job! Love the real brush markers.

Melissa said...

What a beautiful and clean card design! Your coloring is wonderful!
Thank you for hopping along with us for our 5th Anniversary over at A Blog Named Hero!

Donna Oates said...

i love hydrangeas and this is stunning!

Beth H said...

That cards doesn't say rusty! It is lovely.

Rufred said...

Beautiful color combinations.

Mary W said...

Your pretty card reminds me of the many years ago book plate art. NICE!

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