Saturday, March 25, 2017

A Blog Named Hero 5th Anniversary: Let's Celebrate







I'm so excited to be a part of the A Blog Named Hero 5th Anniversary Celebration!  I'm a former Guest Designer and also participating on behalf of Hero Arts, a Sponsor for this fun Hop!  You should have arrived here from the fabulous Melissa Chipperfield's blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is A Blog Named Hero.

This is Day One of a Two Day Celebration:

A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for our wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies!  Several companies decided to help us celebrate our fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were so generous that we decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day!  Giveaway prizes total more than $500!  To win, leave a comment on each hop stop.  We will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning!  And be sure to visit A Blog Named Hero on Sunday for the list of Sunday hoppers and prizes!  Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th.

Today's prizes include the following: 

$50 gift card to Hero Arts
$40 gift card to Pretty Pink Posh
$35 gift card to Lil' Inker Designs
$25 gift card to Newton's Nook
$25 gift card to Paper Smooches
$25 gift card to Winnie and Walter
$25 gift card to The Ton  

$20 gift card to Right at Home
One Online Card Class of your choice

Here's my card that I made especially for today's hop:


I started with the Hero Arts Celebration Words Stencil inked up with Mint Julep Shadow ink.  Love the contrast of the Pool Mix Layering panel with black.  

The sentiment is from the Invitation Themes set.  It has been embossed in white on black cardstock.  The Coffee Cup Tag Frames has been inked up with the Antique Rose stamp in Mint Julep.  


That's it for me...now hop over to the amazing Wanda Guess' blog!

I'm linking up this card to the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop:



In case you get lost along the way, check out A Blog Named Hero for today's full hop listing!


433 comments:

  1. This is awesome, Amy! Love the colors and your cup!

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  2. Love your card, that background and color is so beautiful!!!

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  3. I wish my coffee cup was as beautiful as the one you created. Thank you for sharing your lovely card.

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  4. What better way to celebrate than with a cup of coffee...unless it's a frappachino?! Thanks for sharing this delightful card.

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  5. I love how you decorated the cup. Very pretty.

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  6. This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors on the cup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Background color is so pretty, makes me ready for spring!

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous Spring Colors!!!! Thanks, Amy, for all you do for our fabulous, coffee-loving, crafty community!

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  9. Cute card - love the stencil!

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  10. Great card, I love how the cup is decorated.

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  11. Another great coffee card Amy. Good job!

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  12. Beautiful CAS card, a sentiment on the cup would also look great I beat!

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  13. Beautiful! I just love the mint and pool together. Refreshing!

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  14. I haven't had my "cup" of tea this morning, as the HOP is getting all my attention ...hahaha Love the "cup" idea, and the reminder to get me some "tea", so I can HOP along, and sip tea....teehee Adorable card Amy.

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  15. Awesome card, Amy! Love the stenciled background!

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  16. That cup, just, is priceless!! It makes the card extra special, to me!!

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  17. Love your background! and coffee :)

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  18. great card. Especially love the background on one my favorite colors.

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  19. Great background and I love that Mint Julep ink. Pretty, soft card.

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  20. Very nice card. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Your card is lovely and certainly confirms that color is vital. Good job choosing yours.

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  22. This is wonderful, Amy! I just adore the rose stamped cup! Very cool!

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  23. Great background! Colors seem very warm, which is perfect for the coffee.

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  24. How simply perfect in every way. Love this!

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  25. Fabulous card and
    the color is so
    pretty! Great
    design.
    Carla from Utah

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  26. Yummy minty-fresh card! I can smell the fresh air...and the coffee! :)

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  27. The mint and black is a great combination. Love the coffee cup as well.

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  28. Love the mint/black colors and the soft stamping on your cup Amy!

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  29. I see what you did there....CELEBRATE the blog named Hero! Lovely card!

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  30. Awesome card. Love the subtle background:)

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  31. Very refreshing background and pretty cup!! Delightful celebratory card!!!

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  32. You had me at coffee. :) Thanks for joining us to celebrate A Blog Named Hero!

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  33. Your card is so sweet and adorable! I love it!

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  34. Love this card and coffee. Two of my favorite things.

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  35. Love how well the soft mint works with the strong b lack!!!! Thanks for your inspiration.

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  36. I really like this card! Thanks for sharing on this fun blog hop!!

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  37. Love the tone on tone.
    Simple but so pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

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  38. Like the little extra you added to the cup!

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  39. Such a pretty coffee cup - and a cute card. Happy blog hopping along I go ...

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  40. Amy loves her coffee!! :) Adorable card Amy!

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  41. Very clever design! I especially like the subtle design of the rose on the cup.

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  42. I always like samples of backgrounds using stencils. Thanks

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  43. Love this card! The colors are beautiful! The background is perfect! This is such a great blog hop with so much talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  44. I am loving the stenciled background. The green looks so pretty on this!!

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  45. Love what you created and what a fun blog hop!!!

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  46. Love the pool/mint colour with the black. A soft yet striking card.

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  47. Love how the coffee cup has a floral motif! But you could easily change it out for polk a dots to make it gender neutral!

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  48. I love the colors that you used in this card, absolutely gorgeous!

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  49. Simple, effective card. I love the colors.

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  50. Cute! I don't have any coffee cup stamp sets but I like how simple this is!

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  51. I love the pop of black with the pool, too!

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  52. So totally fantastic CAS card with that coffee cup!

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  53. Coffee cards are a favorite of mine.

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  54. The colors on this are lovely and I really enjoy how you decorated the cup!!! TFS

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  55. Hi, Amy!
    Fabulous! This is so perfect for the Spring Coffee Loving Card Makers Blog Hop, and I'm so happy to have you share your talents with us all. Have a blessed week!
    Karen Letchworth
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

    P.S. Once I'm caught up on commenting for the Coffee Loving Card Maker's Blog Hop, I'll come back and do this blog hop. Sounds like great fun. Thanks for the invite.

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  56. Love your color choices and design...so pretty!

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  57. Really like the color combinations you selected

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  58. Love your stencil background and the color you used. Great CAS card!

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  59. Your rose stamp on the cup caught my attention! Beautiful touch!

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  60. It is gorgeous as always lovely, beautiful colours.
    Hope you are having a nice weekend xxx

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  61. Just love your text background and the rose on your to-go cup, Amy!!

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  62. Nice, soft card. Color combo is great!

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  63. Cute card. Any coffee card is a good card.

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  64. I LOVE the card. The dies are one of my favorite dies ever, as well as the stamp set. I wish they would make a summer set using the same dies. Oh well, just so you use these wonderful products. I really like the stamped coffee cup.

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  65. Lovely serene colors for this card mixed with the caffeine driven coffee. Great counter points.

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  66. I love that background stencil.

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  67. I love the minty-freshness of the background :-)

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  68. I love the colour you chose and the cup is beautiful!

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  69. very nice card! I like the colors :)

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  70. Love the mint with the black and white - striking color combo. Fun card.

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  71. Very cute card - love the clean,simple look! Also would make a great gift-card for any coffee-crazy person!

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  72. The background compliments the theme wonderfully.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  73. A celebration calls for a great cup of coffee! Love the colors and your work. Thanks for inspiring and for a chance to win a great prize.

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  74. I just love this card. The stenciled background is subtle but shows up beautifully.

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  75. I love coffee cards and the elegant design on a coffee cup is perfect!

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  76. Fabulous how you used the Antique Rose stamp on the coffee cup. Almost looks like its marbled.

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  77. I too love your color choice. Pretty card.

    Thanks for sharing. :)

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  78. Love the soft background colors, Amy!

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  79. Love the colors you chose on this neat card!

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  80. We can always count on you for a great coffee-themed card, Amy!

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  81. Really cute card! Love the design.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  82. great card. Love the design and colors.

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  83. Celebrating with a cup of coffee is perfect and you created a beautiful cup of coffee! Love the contrast of the gorgeous blue against the black. Lovely

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  84. Love Java cards! I have this set, so I'm going to give it a try.

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  85. Such a cute card, the colors are so fresh.

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  86. Love the flowers on the cup, and lovely spring colours.

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  87. What a fun stencil. I love the color combination too.

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  88. Clean and simple with a beautiful green background.

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  89. Love your card Amy and that cup is darling! TFS

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  90. So fun. love the soft monochromatic look.

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  91. Clean, simple and so, so pretty!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  92. Your background is awesome, great card!

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  93. Fabulous coffee card!
    Happy 5th Anniversary to ABNH!

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  94. Lucky be the colors. They're my fav

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  95. Great card, stencil! I've only recently started using stencils and this one is going on my must have list.

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  96. Love the background! Very lovely subtle color choices.

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  97. Great idea using the unexpected color (mint) with a rose stamp. Lovely!

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  98. I like the use of stencils for backgrounds. I don't use them often enough. Your card is very simple and lovely. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  99. Love your card! The color is gorgeous!

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  100. With all the lip smackin' mint and pool in this card, I'm assuming it something NOT coffee. LOL

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  101. Cute card, great for coffee people.

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  102. Love the contrast between the pool and the black - lends some drama!

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  103. Oh am I LOVING this card. This color combo is awesome Amy and of course coffee themed. ;-).

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  104. Beautiful card :) love the color combination and the words in the background create so much interest!

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  105. COFFEE! The best card for my friends Lol! Cute!

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  106. Very nice, soft relaxing colors...now I need a cup of coffee and a good book. (Wink).

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  107. Wonderful card! Love the design. I think the pool colors in their line are my favorite....so yummy ♥

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  108. Love the design, very pretty card!

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  109. I love the color and card design!

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  110. That's perfect. "Let's celebrate" our congratulations to ABNH!

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  111. Love the background on this card!

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  112. Love the background color and design Amy, great card! Thanks for sharing!

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  113. Beautiful card! I love the colors and the beautiful flowers you stamped on the cup!

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  114. Great card. I really like this colour combination

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  115. Made me wish I had a cup of coffee as I continue with seeing everyone's beautiful artwork on this blog hop. I just love this stampset. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  116. Great card and love the color choices. WOW!

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  117. so pretty..... TFS.... Hugs, Heather

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  118. Simply awesome, love the clever design!

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  119. Fun card & fun hop seeing every ones take!!

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  120. Fun card. Love the minty green color.

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  121. What a great card, with nice soft touches.
    Happy celebrations!

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  122. Super awesome card! Love the subtle flowers on the coffee cup

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  123. Love the flower on the coffee cup Amy!

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  124. Fab card, lovely design on the cup and background colour xx

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  125. Love for coffee. Love the background. Such a sweet card.

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  126. What a lovely card! THanks for sharing!

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  127. Love the coffee cup concept..cute card

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  128. Love the stenciled background!

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  129. Mint and black - yum! Love the stamping on the coffee cup!

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  130. Great card and beautiful color combo!!

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  131. Great color combo. Love the coffee cup!

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  132. Love your card, such a pretty color!

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  133. Love the colors and the stencil is so cool.

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  134. Fun card. Love the design on the coffee cup!

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  135. How can you go wrong with coffee as the star? Nice card.

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  136. Mint julep! Love it! Your card is so pretty! Hero Arts makes crafting so FUN!!!

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Cheers,
~amy~