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Monday, July 23, 2012

Thanks to Hero Arts - New Goodies!!

Hi everyone - Happy Monday!  I just got back from visiting my hometown of La Crosse WI.  My aunt had surgery last week so I spent the weekend helping her around the house, fixing meals, cleaning up, etc.  Aunt Carol is doing very well, I'm happy to say!

Luckily, today was my day off so I unpacked & was catching up on some emails when the doorbell rang.  Yippee, it was the FedEx guy with a box from Hero Arts!!  I quickly opened my package and reveled in all the goodies I had ordered from winning a June contest prize.  Here's my haul:

June2012B prize

I have lots of new stamps so only picked up one new one - the much desired Envelope Liner Background cling stamp - looooove it!  Couldn't resist the new Neon dye inks so picked all three colors.  Then I filled in the rest of the order with a set of kraft note cards, a Basic Grey Paper Cottage 6x6 paper pad, some pool flowers and some jeweled pastel flowers (I think I order a package of these about every other order, I love them so).  Thanks again, Hero Arts, for your generosity!!

Then I couldn't resist making a card with some of my new goodies.  Here's my card:

Neon Thinking of You

I stamped the new envelope liner using Neon Orange onto a mandarin card base (also from Hero Arts).  I stamped the Hero Arts/Studio Calico Chevron Background on white card stock using each of the Neon colors, overlapping a bit, then I filled in with some of the yellow daubbed on with a Q-tip.  Cut a strip of it and adhered to the card.  Stamped a sentiment from a fun new Hero Arts clear set called Thinking of You.  Took a scrap of white cs and covered it, Neon Pink direct to paper, then stamped it with the Hero Arts newsprint background in both yellow and orange (hard to see in the photo) and then stamped the Hero Arts/Sizzix butterfly and die cut it.  Buttons and gems - done.  Oh, the bakers twine in the button is inked with Neon pink too :)

Perfect for this month's Hero Arts July contest using the Neon colors - deadline Thursday, so get busy!

Thanks for stopping and have a crafty day!!

12 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Congrats, Linda, on your win!! FABULOUS prize that you chose! I love your super bright and happy card! Congrats on the HA Tweet , too :)

Cat Craig said...

Great prize pkg...have fun playing. Gorgeous card.

cheiron said...

Great prizes Linda! I LOVE what you have done with the chevron..fabulous!

Robin K. said...

Congrats on your HA tweet Linda!! Love how you've used that strip of chevron in your design and all the fun neon colors! Glad to hear your aunt is doing well:)

Dawn said...

The background stamp looks awesome with the neon colours.

Libby Hickson said...

So glad you have your goodies, Linda! And your card is FABULOUS! Glad your aunt is doing well, too.

Maureen Morton said...

Oh, WOW! You should get new stuff all the time - you rocked with your new supplies! Love this brilliant card - perfect design! Congrats and so glad that your Aunt is doing better with your kind care.

donna mikasa said...

Congrats again on your win, and thanks for sharing your goodies! Great choices! And your card is bright and beautiful! Love the Envelope Pattern BG--it's on my wish list!

Heather Maria said...

Linda, congrats again on your win and I love seeing your fab new goodies - great choices! Your card is gorgeous! Love your design and the bold colours! The chevron strip looks amazing and I love the pretty butterfly!

Glad to hear your aunt Carol is doing so well and I'm sure she really appreciated all your tlc over the weekend:)

Greta said...

What a pretty card! You knew what to do with your goodies, for sure!

Sue McRae said...

Love how you used the neon colours on your card Linda and great choice getting the Envelope Liner stamp, it's on my wish list!

Debstamps said...

ooooh! Terrific neon background goodness! Way to put the haul to fabulously creative use!