Friday, December 31, 2021


A look back at my favorite cards from 2021. A couple of them were designs from classes I took and the others were just the ones I had fun creating (Easter card and alcohol ink flower).

Wishing you all a wonderful, happy, healthy 2022 - and a big thank you for following my blog.


Friday, December 17, 2021


For some reason I can't stop making Christmas cards - if it goes on like this I'll soon have enough for next year!!  Recently bought the Hero Arts village dies and combined them with some very old paper (Target like maybe five years ago!!).

This would be an easy card for making multiples.  The sentiment from a new Hero Arts set was embossed in gold.  I added gold sequins to the centers of the larger stars.

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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!