Saturday, March 25, 2017

A Blog Name Hero 5th Birthday Hop

Hello and Welcome!  You should have arrived here from the very talented blog of

Today I am honored to be part of A Blog Named Hero's 5th Anniversary Hop. I was lucky enough to be on the very first Design Team that ABNH had. It was one of the best teams I have ever had the privilege to be a part of. I was honored when they asked me to help them celebrate their 5th Birthday.

There are some great prizes up for grabs from the following AMAZINGLY GENEROUS companies. Keep reading to find out how to enter.


I recently got my order of Distress Oxide inks and I haven't been able to stop playing with them since.  So I pulled out some Hero Arts background cling stamps and started playing.


 I used the Leaf and Floral Background Stamp. which is one of my all time favorites. I don't believe they make it anymore but I did find three available for purchase at Amazon. Click HERE to get yours.  If you do a Google search you can find a few other places that have it in stock too.



I added some shimmer to it by using my Wink of Stella pen. You could also mist it with some Perfect Pearls if you have that on hand.  The sentiment is from the Hero Arts "You're So Kind" set and you can get it HERE at Simon Says Stamp.




**GIVEAWAY INFO:
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!  

Tday's prizes include the following: 
Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th.

Good luck and happy hopping!

Now it is time for you to head over to the absolutely incredible blog of Pretty Pink Posh. If at anytime you encounter a broken link you can find the full hop list over at A Blog Named Hero.

Thank you so much for stopping by.


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Carolyn Steele said...

What a beautiful background! My Distress Oxide inks are on the way to me right now so I can't wait to try this - so, so pretty!

Michelle's Paper Obsession said...

Really great color combo and beautiful card too! I just got my Oxide inks too, haven't had time yet to play with them yet but looking forward to it 😊

Thanks for sharing.

Lynne said...

Very pretty background stamp.

Mary said...

So pretty. Love those colors.

Nana Griffin said...

Very pretty. Love those two colors together.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Lovely card, have get to play with the new inks, just got them this week! You have tempted me to play tonight and not do my taxes!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Your background is just beautiful! I've been holding out on getting the Oxide inks after investing so much money in the regular distress, but they're so pretty and they seem so much more useful! I love the sparkle you added too!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Oh no. I keep seeing the oxide inks. I may have to cave!

Cindy said...

Great card!

Cindy said...

Great card!

Janet D. said...

Love your color choices, so pretty!

Chrisd said...

Just love the Distress Oxide inks and they are on my wish list

Kleri F said...

Great background!Thank you for the inspiration!
Happy 5th Anniversary to ABNH!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Lovely card, look forward to play with these inks.

Ann Marie said...

Such a great background - pretty card.

Debbie said...

I'm like bing these new oxide inks!

Lisa said...

LOVE this Michelle. I also used this background when I was playing for my post, just didn't include it in the actual post. Great stamp. Thanks for celebrating with us at A Blog Named Hero!

craftymom205 said...

Love the colors of this background.

~amy~ said...

Oh my, such a pretty card, love the colors and texture.

Jiaying said...

So pretty. Need to get my hands on some of those oxide inks. :)

Michele Slater said...

Great background! I am looking forward to playing with the Distress Oxide's once I can get my hands on some.

Gretchen Nelson said...

Glad to see the oxide inks in action. Great card!

solarj said...

Love ideas for background stamps and this one is so pretty.

Sara B said...

Great card! I bought those oxide ink colors too!

lauren axton brereton said...

Just beautiful.

Janet Bagnall said...

GORGEOUS !! Lovely colors and what a fun way to use the oxide inks. Love this card

Judy Sander said...

Aren't those distress oxides fabulous?! Love that you used them on this gorgeous card.

Sharon Salerno said...

Love your gorgeous card! I am dying to get the oxide Distress inks!

Barb Somerson said...

Beautiful card.

Michelle Lupton said...

I'm so glad you're a part of this blog hop! Love your card - I have this background stamp, I will have to pull it out to show it some love!

funkycrafter said...

the design shows off the oxides

Dana Joy said...

WOW this is gorgeous!! Two of my favorite colors from the new inks. What a fabulous card you made for this hop.

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

Beautiful card :) love the color combination

Semystery said...

Love seeing uses for the oxides. Beautiful colors

Semystery said...

Love seeing uses for the oxides. Beautiful colors

Kelly Szafron said...

Very pretty card, love the background.

Martha Herrera said...

LOVE the background! Thanks for sharing.

Robin Platt said...

Beautiful card.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your color combination with your background stamp.

Paula Fuller said...

Such a pretty card design. I like seeing the paper flower in the card. Like your color choices. That is always difficult for me, choosing colors.

Clairbear said...

Thanks for showcasing the distressed oxide inks on your card. The more I see them in action I appreciate how they work. Card is lovely!

Violet Rose said...

Pretty colors!! Pretty Card!!

Rufred said...

Great color match, it is beautiful.

Brandi R said...

Gorgeous card! LOVE that background ♥

Vanessa B said...

Lovely card!! :)

judy said...

I love the colorful background!

Ann K said...

Great design - lovely card.

Gloria P said...

Distress oxide inks! Nice. Technology is so wonderful for stampers - we get to see so many new ideas ad beautiful cards like this. Gotta love it. Thanks for sharing your card! Congrats to ABNH on five years.

Sheri said...

nice background. I just bought some Oxide inks and am anxious to use them

Stampin_melissa said...

OH my, this is beautiful! I really need to get started using my oxide ink pads!

cindybearj said...

I love those colors and the fabulous stamp! Distress Oxides are my new favorite!

tmrew said...

Love the color combo

loulou said...

Beautiful card. I really like the colour combination you used.

Laura Peddicord said...

You made such a beautiful card with your oxide inks and showed another example of how they can be used. Your card is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

Kailash said...

Gorgeous use of that stamp and the colors are simply stunning!!!

Heather Neely said...

So pretty. Hugs

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Simply gorgeous!

Debi Vintinner said...

Stunning to say the least!!

Tracy A said...

I absolutely love the background on this card. The colors are great.

Linda M said...

Beautiful card! Thanks!

Marieitis said...

Love your card... the colours, the design...absolutely beautiful!

Simone Naoum said...

Gorgeous card Michelle!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Love the Distress Oxides! Great card!

Sabrina Fioretti said...

Love the background! Great card!

Prashanthi Khannoj said...

Gorgeous.

Mirella said...

Ooooh this is really beautiful! I'll need to remember about this colour combo, cause I would never put these 2 together, and they look ah-mazing! :-)

Nioki77 said...

Such a pretty card

Toni C said...

GREAT colour combination!

michelle in mi said...

Thanks for the cards using distressed ink!

Teri W said...

Love it!

tneudorf said...

What a beautiful card u have made

Andrea1702 said...

Beautiful card! That background is positively gorgeous!

QuilterLaura said...

Ohhhh, very pretty!

Shella Travarca said...

I love everything about this.

Kelli Friar said...

I love the colors!!

Sabrina said...

OH I just love the looks of the Distress oxides inks!! I definitely need to get them!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!

BeckyR71 said...

I love the background and the distress oxide inks really make the card! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation.

Laura Buehler said...

So pretty!

Joan said...

Love your card and color choices. Distress inks are so fabulous to work with.

Dot Freel said...

Very pretty card and flower!

craftygal1 said...

Love the color combo of the new inks. Lovely card.

Nives K said...

Great card.

Debbie Bailey said...

Love the use of the distressed color Scheme! Great job.

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful use of the stencil...love the colour combo.

Lisa Maxner said...

I just love your color choices. Your card is gorgeous.

Cynthia Cole said...

Such a lovely card!

Meghan Peterson said...

This card is so beautiful! That background you created with that stamp and oxide inks and some sparkle is just stunning. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Diane said...

oh- fun colors and love the inks! Love seeing your creations!

Mary W said...

This design is a wonderful way to use those background stamps while playing with my new Oxides. Thanks!

Studio at 215 said...

This is softly gorgeous!! Hero Arts and Distress Oxides! Love!!!

Kajcyika said...

Really nice! The color combo is just perfect :)

Elia Rogers said...

Love the color combination!

Linda Anderson said...

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!! Love the colors for your background. That flower is the perfect touch too!

Elia Rogers said...

Beautiful

Lara J said...

This is sooo pretty. I love the color combination!

Cindi said...

I love that background stamp. Great card.

Silviya Alipieva said...

One word - Wow!

A Card Day's Work said...

I'm a sucker for Distress Oxides. Awesome job on this one!!

Barbara S said...

I love they way you used the new distress oxide inks. Your card looks great.

Yvonne Morentin said...

Awesome colors

ldiggs said...

Love the shimmery background! Such a nice card!

Sarah P. said...

Very pretty colors, I love them together. Great card.

Christi Conley said...

I am waiting on my Oxides - the way you blended those 2 colors is beautiful!

Robin R said...

What a beautiful card and a beautiful background!I just got some Oxide Inks and I'm going to give them a try on some background stamps once I'm done hopping :)

Nikki C said...

such a pretty card love those inks :)

Ashley Kessler said...

I love this! Can't wait to get my oxide inks!

JanR said...

Fantastic card! I love those two colours together.

Quillish said...

Wow.. what a beautiful card.. this is such a pretty color combination!

Lindar C said...

Gorgeous color combo, hoping HA brings back some of their retired stamps, I've seen quite a few retired stamps I would like to have.

Georgia Cloer said...

I so want to get started on the Distress Oxide inks. Your work looks so great. TFS!

Marilyn Rumph said...

Like the colors and the distress ink.

Nandini said...

I am completely in love with the new distress oxide inks. They are at the top of my wishlist. And I love the card. It looks so gorgeous. Especially with that pretty bloom.

Carey Nusbaum said...

Lovely card! I love your color choices!

Dana M said...

Beautiful card! I love the distress oxide inks and have only begun playing with the few pads I've picked up.

Tracy said...

great card, love the Distress Oxide colors you chose.

Samantha Coleman said...

I just loved your card. I am not ready to try the oxide inks yet as I am trying to organize and make sure that everything has been touched and used at least once.

Rachel Walton said...

Love the colors used.

Denise said...

Beautiful colors for a lovely card.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty! Love the pretty flourish background with the pretty colors. The touch of sparkle looks lovely.

Christine Kaminski said...

Great card! and great new inks!! i love it when cards are made using stamps as the background!! it's so creative!!

Jill Rauenhorst said...

Awesome background! Gonna hafta get me some of those inks!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a pretty background! I love those colors and the diagonal sentiment strip.

Psychomak said...

Stunning card. Thank you

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Came back to see if I could comment & can and wanted to say that your coloring & creation is wonderful.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Deb said...

Your card is beautiful! That combination of colors with the stamp is lovely! Can't wait to get my Distressed Oxides to play too!

Gloria Kratz said...

Beautiful card love the background colors and flower well the whole card.

Andrea @TwiceTheFun said...

My favorite color combination <3 Awesome card!

Betty Keefe said...

your purple and blue background is lovely!

Theresa said...

SOOOO pretty! Glad to see those oxide inks in action!!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome card! Love that pretty color combo and the design!

Mj said...

Wonderful card! The colors are beautiful!

Michelle H said...

I too love the oxide inks. They are so much fun, and you did a great job with this card. The colors are fantastic, and the paper bloom adds a touch of elegance.

Debbie said...

Great card. Thanks for the techniques

Char K said...

I'm addicted to playing with the oxides too, this is lovely!

Dona Green said...

Such a beautiful, happy card. Love the color choices. And your flowers are amazing! TFS!

gabriella said...

I like that you used the new oxide inks...they look like fun

Trina P. said...

Beautiful! I just received my oxides ink yesterday and can't wait to play. Love the colours you used.

Lisa Petrella said...

Gorgeous!!! Love that background!

Daria said...

Beautiful card! I love the background stamp you used, and I know those Oxide Inks have a lovely matte, chalk-like finish. TFS.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Great card. Love those colors! Thank you so much for sharing.

Sister sue said...

Waiting for my oxides to arrive so I can play too. Loved your cars!

Ericka Strange said...

Love the colors of your card. Such a pretty background!

Heike said...

What a pretty color choice.

Barbara Green said...

Love the colors using the Distress Oxide inks.

Cathy Smith said...

I need to get me some of these Oxide Distress Inks, the more I see them used the better I like them, beautiful card :)

Karen Kreider said...

Pretty background stamp and color combo!

Annie Solomon said...

Pretty card. I love purple and green.

Linda said...

Great card with beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

D Q said...

Loving the colors you used!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Love the colors! Fabulous card!

Jean Maxwell said...

Very pretty card. Love those colors together

Sandy Small said...

Love those colors! Nice card!

cropmom66 said...

Love the background!

Soleil Hurst said...

So pretty!

Christina Dauven said...

I love this card so eye catching

Gwen Green said...

Nice Card!

Cindy G said...

Thanks for tracking the background stamp on Amazon. That was very nice.

Denise K said...

This is very pretty. The blues and purples are beautiful.

Kelly Massman said...

lovely card!

katrynka said...

Great card, I can't wait to get some Distress Oxide Ink!

Jen said...

Love the colors and can't wait to play with the oxide inks.

Judy B said...

pretty card

Linda said...

Gorgeous! I still need to get my hjands on those Oxide inks!

Beverly Perdue said...

So pretty! I love the inked background. Thanks for sharing the links.

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Ooh, I love those colors! What a great background. Thank you for the chance to win!

Daniela said...

Beautiful background color. Thanks for the inspiration.

vicenta ghylin said...

Awesome card. Love the colors you used. Thank you for sharing your ideas and the link to finding the background stamp.

Swh2013 said...

Love your card! I need that stamp!

Sara P said...

You just made me want to go buy some Distress Oxides!

Becky Dunham said...

Gorgeous card Michelle! I am dying to get some Distress Oxides and now I want them even more! Love the background stamp - thanks for giving me hope of finding it on Amazon :)

Julie Quin said...

Funny I just purchased those 2 colours of oxide ink! haven't used them yet - you have inspired me

Debbie said...

Great card. I haven't gotten these inks yet, but am looking forward to getting inky with them. Your card is wonderful with great design and colors ;- )

Evelyn said...

Love your technique here.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful background, love the color combo!

carrie said...

Love your color combo. Pretty card

Unknown said...

Love the background colors.
Martha M

Kathy Krug said...

Love the sentiment on the diagonal.

sunnee63 said...

wow, those oxide inks are taking "beautiful" up a notch!

Donna Idlet said...

Hey Michelle! It has been a while. Welcome back to A Blog Named Hero! We are so happy you came back to celebrate our 5th Anniversary. I Love your colorful card! I love how you created your background and added the sentiment on an angle.

Laurie said...

I love your background! The more I see people use those oxide inks, the more I want them! Great color combination, love your cards.

Becky Moore said...

That background is so awesome! Thank you for sharing this terrific card!

Eunyi Kirst said...

Love the card!

Windy said...

Beautiful background!

kReN K said...

Oh I love the look of these Distress Oxides with a background stamp like this. Thanks for the inspiration!

mzjluv said...

Your card is lovely. I can't wait to try my distress oxide inks!

Abby said...

Great card! Makes want those new Oxides!

Stacy said...

Great card! I love the color combination and that flower. So pretty!

A Little About Everything said...

Love the color combo used in this card. Great card.

Billie A said...

Great card. Colors I love. Great stamps and inks.

Vonmariedesign said...

Gorgeous card, love those colors together!!

Dar said...

I am just starting to play with my Distress Oxide inks and your background is a great inspiration. Beautiful card!

Memories by Manda said...

Pretty card! My I want some of the distress oxide inks. But since I was made redundant last year there's no shopping for craft supplies for me!

Chelle Lee said...

Love the use of the Distress Oxides with the Wink of Stella. The subtle wicking of the ink from underneath is such a cool effect.

Lisa H said...

so pretty. Love the stamp and the colours.

Shillig Family said...

I would love to try out the distress oxide inks. This looks beautiful!

justme81233 said...

Very nice card.

StampinLouie said...

Love the background with the dioxide inks. So smooth.

Katy Glenn said...

The colors are beautiful. Wonderful card.

Francine D said...

One day I will be ready to try distressed inks.. not yet. Beautiful!

Debbie Nutt said...

great colour combo and background stamp.

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