Saturday, December 4, 2021


This past week I received a beautiful new die set which I bought after seeing Greta's and LaVon's cards.  Immediately pulled out the papers and other supplies and created this card for Freshly Made Sketches, Stamplorations CAS Challenge (metallic and one other color),  NBUS (new die) and The Flower Challenge (Christmas).


I first blended some worn lipstick DO on a background piece - then I embossed it with a circle impression plate (my go to plate for subtle backgrounds).  Die cut my floral pieces and arranged with the sentiment on an A2 card base.  Had to really build up the right side of the sentiment so it wouldn't flop!

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Thursday, December 2, 2021


I designed this weeks TicTacToe #142 board with the coming holidays in mind.  I used down the right side with die cuts, Christmas and white and white.

I made an edge to edge shaker card - loving the look of these and so easy to make.   I glued the mistletoe die cut on a 4.25"x5.5" white cs and then made the shaker part with some white and clear sequin mix plus some white glitter.  Mounted this on a white card base.  Die cut the "Noel" twice and attached to the front - then coated it with glossy accents for some added shine.

Hope you can find some inspiration from my board this week and enter our challenge by 9 December.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021


Wishing all of my followers and A Blog Named Hero followers a very joyous holiday season.  No challenge this month but we still wanted to have a card using our sponsor's product for your inspiration.

My card is a mini slimline - 3.25"x6.25".  I die cut the large sentiment from gold cs and then three more times from white and layered together for dimension.   Trimmed a buffalo check to 2.75"x5.75" and added to a black card base.  Adhered the holly leaves in the corners along with some white sprigs and done!

Thanks so much for all your support to A Blog Named Hero this past year and we'll be back in January 2022!

Saturday, November 27, 2021


I am so pleased to be the guest designer for 52 Christmas Card Challenge Throwdown today.  Their challenge theme is the kissing technique - I remember this from way long ago, but can't be sure if I ever tried it.  Jennifer McGuire has an excellent "how-to" video though, so be sure to check it out for easy instructions.

I only had one suitable background stamp which was tiny polka dots so went with that and an open holly stamp - retired PTI stamp Spruce and Springs.  Then decided to use some non-traditional colors to make my wreath.  


I used two circle dies to make an open circle base for the leaves and arranged two layers.  Thought dark pinkish berries went nicely with the leaf colors.  Put it all together on the checked pp and little sentiment and done!

I hope to see your kissing cards in the gallery this week.  Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, November 24, 2021


I think I'm kind of falling in love with these cute gnomes that Cat sent me!


Colored the gnome with copics.  The background is from a SSS stamp set from last year.  The tree and the sentiment are both heat embossed with clear.  Had some snowflakes left over from another card so popped a few of those on too.  Card is a mini slimline - 3.25"x6.25".

Am entering my card at The Paper Players where the theme is gnomes or fairies.

Thanks for stopping by today - and hope all my readers have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow - I am so thankful for you.