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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Thanks and a winner!!

Hey everyone - Happy Saturday!  If you're looking for my Hero Hostess Blog Hop post from this past week, please go here.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by for the Hop - we had a great time creating all the cards and sharing the camaraderie of being past Hero Hostesses.  Note that you can still comment on all those Blog Hop posts until 11:59pm PST on Monday, January 21, 2013 to be entered for the Hero Arts prizes.  To start each day of the 2013 Hero Hostess Blog Hop, use these links:

Here are a couple thank you cards I created to say thanks to Hero Arts for all the fun.

Pair of thanks

The cards feature more new Hero Arts products, including a new woodblock background stamp that I adore - S5657 So Many Thanks and one of my new favorite sentiment sets CL663 Thanks a Bunch.  On the card base for the right hand card, you can probably spot another new go-to of mine, S5729 Pinstripe Background.  And you can't go wrong with card bases made from Hero Arts Layering Papers - I used PS602 Grass and PS605 Cerulean Layering Papers here, along with a bit of PS610 Snow for the sentiment flag.  I love these study, white-inside papers!  The card on the left has some pretty papers from Serenade by Basic Grey. For the ric-rac look, I just cut a strip from one of those papers. To make it coordinate a bit better with the colors in the grid patterned paper, I colored some of the ric-rac blocks with Distress Markers. The sweet heart on the right is a die cut paper button I cut on my Silhouette SD. Named 4 Button Set by Lori Whitlock, the cut has a star, a circle and a scalloped circle button besides the heart - love this set! The neon pink on the button came from Hero Arts AF218 Neon Pink Ink which I used ink-pad-to-paper to cover the button. I did this with a bunch of the neon inks and buttons to do some Christmas thank you cards. 

And now for a WINNER - I did a random draw from the comments on my Hero Hostess Blog Hop post (the deadline for that drawing was midnight CST Friday 1/18/13) which mentioned a favorite clear set from the 2013 catalog.  The lucky winner - drum roll please - is Sandra, who said:

        hmm favorite? that is tough, I like Typewriter Notes and Love Jar ... 2 sets High on my list.  thanks for the fun and inspiration - love that tall ice cream cone!
Sandra ltb
January 16, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a crafty weekend!


Andrea Garland said...

Congrats Sandra ;)

CinnamonSally said...

More fabulous cards Linda, love the bright colours you are using!

joy said...

you are really making some wonderful cards with the new stamps! Congrats to Sandra!

Cindy C. said...

Cute Thank You cards Linda!
Congrats Sandra!

Brenda said...

I saw that "Thanks a Bunch" set a few times during the hop and I really quite like it! Gorgeous colours you chose today Linda! Congrats to Sandra!

Greta said...

Lovely thank you cards, Linda. You're making me want some new HA stamps!

Robin K. said...

Love your colorful thank you's Linda!! You're workin' some magic with these new stamps!

Dawn Turley said...

Stunning cars Linda. That is one great thanks stamp. Makes for a nice and easy background

Brenda Gordon said...

Very creative thank you for sharing your inspiration.

Maureen Morton said...

Sweet cards, Linda. And how lovely that you were willing to share - your heart is as big as your talents!

Anonymous said...

Love the cute yellow and green thank you card. :) Love you, Kari