Friday, February 21, 2014

Beat The Winter Blues Blog Hop!

Hi everyone!

We're so excited to be here today, because it's time to BEAT THE WINTER BLUES with a blog hop, celebrating a huge sale at one of our favorite online crafty retailers 
on etsy,  a2zScrapbooking .

Their Sale section is jam-packed full of Hero Arts items that are 50% off!!
As if that's not enough, we have an extra discount code for an extra 20% off your entire purchase!!! 

So hop along with us today (February 21st), to see some fantastic, inspirational projects made using products you'll find in the a2z Sale Section!

Be sure to comment on each of the blogs, "LIKE" our Facebook page, and enter below using the Rafflecopter widget, to increase your chances of winning a gift certificate of $25.00!!!  You have until February 28th midnight, to comment and get extra entries via Rafflecopter. Now that's sure to beat those wintery blues!

Here is the list of Hoppers! If you get lost along the way or encounter a broken link, please come back here for the full list!
Now that you have all the info, let's get started!

I made three cards today, featuring some of my fave Hero Arts stamps.


For this first card I used the Wildflower Garden stamp with Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls. Love the rich shine on the black card stock.  For the background I did tone-on-tone stamping with Small Scallop Background, a perfect image for adding subtle texture and interest to any card.

I made this card for my teenage nephew.

I white embossed the Tweed Pattern on watercolour paper and swiped on various Distress Ink colours diagonally in greens and blues and sprayed it with water so they would blend together.  Three different sentiments were embossed onto vellum and added across the card front.

My final card was made using the image from Merriest Christmas Wishes.  

Although this stamp was meant to be used for the holidays I think it can be used year round. 

I used Perfect Pearls again, though this time in purples and blues on black card stock to create a night scene.  For the background I once again used one of my staples, the Small Scallop Background.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Your next stop on the hop is Haven

Remember to leave comments along the way and enter the Rafflecopter contest for your chance at a prize.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please note the terms and conditions:

  • Minimum purchase of $25.00 in order to receive the 20% off. (no minimum purchase required to receive the original 50% off discount)
  • The code A2ZHop20 will be good for February 21-28
  • If you spend $50.00 or more, you will also get a free gift with your purchase!!!
  • You have until Midnight February 28th to enter via the Rafflecopter widget.
  • Winners will be drawn randomly and will be contacted via email, by March 5th.
  • Please ensure you leave a current email address with your entry, so that we can contact you! Be sure to check your email, to see if you've won!
  • Any winners who are contacted, but who do not reply with their full details (so we can organize their prize) by March 10th, will forfeit their prize and new winners will be drawn.


  1. Sue,
    Thank you so much for joining a2z Scrapbooking for the blog hop! I especially loved the Wildflower Garden. I need to check out the Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls. That is breath taking!

    Elizabeth Campau

  2. very nice projects, can't wait to do some...:)

  3. beautiful cards and I have to agree the last one can be used for more then the holidays. especially like the chevrons

  4. Amazing cards, Sue! Love all three!

  5. love your colorful blog header and the card with the vellum is perfect!

  6. Hi Sue,
    I was very excited when I first learned about the HOP and the sale. I am a big fan of A2Z and shop there often for my favorite Hero Goodies!! I love the cards that you created and although I'm not pat of the HOP, I also did a post today for the Sale and encouraged everyone to come on over to Elizabeth's Blog play in the hop! Happy Crafting,

  7. Great cards, Sue! Love all of them! ♥

  8. Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing! (

  9. GREAT cards. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  10. All three cards are fabulous! Really love them.

  11. Love the stripes of vellum on that second card!

  12. Very nice cards Sue! the gold looks great on the black, just love how the second card looks with the tweed and vellum and a very nice night scene with that bird.


All comments are very much appreciated!