Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Froget All Your Troubles + Giveaway

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Hello from freezing and powerless Texas! There's literally no one more ready for spring than my state, so today's springy cards are just what I need!

Today is the release of the new Hero Arts catalog, and because I have no idea how long I will have electricity - I'm going to link you to the entire collection, where you can see everything I'm using today. When I was creating these a few months ago, I had springy weather and not a polar vortex! So I'm happy to see these fun images today, with the promise of warmer days to come.

First - I have to share my favorite card from the whole collection. I freaking LOVE this frog set - OMG. It's so danged cute. I built a blue Texas sky with Hero Hues ink, using direct to paper, and then finger painted fluffy clouds with white acrylic paint. I used my circle infinity dies to cut a piece of watercolor paper for the earth, and then watercolored it with Daniel Smith watercolor. The froggy set does come with dies, but I close cut this little guy with scissors and had him staring up at the cloud and OMG I love it. I sent this card to Libby, but I will be making more because it's just so fun. 



Next there is the SUPER fun balloon window die! I took a UFO background that I did with watercolor, and die cut the frame. I added shadows to the balloon with Graphit Markers (coupon in the footer) and used this Happy word die and the sentiment from Irreverent Birthday Messages.


 

There are TONS of big dies that make super quick and easy cards in this catalog. Here I used just two dies - this gorgeous window fancy die and the Big Hugs die. the colorful UFO was an alcohol ink background from my stash.



Same with this card - this happy birthday cover die makes such quick and cute cards. I used this rainbow paper and turned this into a shaker card, putting foam strips between each word so that each one had shiny stuff in them.



It's no secret that I love infinity dies - and these new smaller sets they have are KILLING me - so much fun to layer up. I colored white die cuts in a rainbow with my Graphit markers and added the die cut from the Love You dies, and the sentiment from the matching stamp set.



Here is a link to the full collection, as well as a few other supplies I used today.
https://heroarts.com/collections/2021...
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AF428 Splash Reactive Ink - Hero Arts
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JJ's Rainbows Paper Pad
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Graphit — Marker Universe
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Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday...
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Hero Arts Blog
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61 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness!! what a super cute froggie. He will definitely go on my wish list. Thanks Lydia for sharing your creative visions with us. Gail

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  2. I envy that frog - laying around
    under the clouds on a warm day.
    We have a foot of snow and below
    freezing temperatures (but you do
    too). Great cards. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. Wonderful variety with whimsy, bright colors & more.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  4. I love what you did with the fancy window die! Praying for Power sooon!!!

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  5. That frog is ridiculously adorable. Love your cards

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  6. Each is a delight - I am loving that relaxing frog creation! TFS

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  7. Fun cards! Such beautiful colors! Stay warm!

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  8. I love that frog card so cute, hopefully your state gets some relief soon.

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  9. The frog that is resting on the hill is very cute!

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  10. So loving the catalog and your gorgeous cards!

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  11. It's a super balloon window card! Love the bold and bright colors.

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  12. Great projects. Love the rainbow shaker card.

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  13. OMG! I LOVE that frog and the You Rock cards!

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  14. The frog is too cute!!! I love that he is laying around looking at the clouds, imagining what they look like---a bunny, a cow...that's what I think he's doing, anyway :)

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  15. Wow! Such beautiful cards! Oh, I am sitting here wishing blue skies and warm skies and WATER for you as quickly as possible! That first card makes me all sorts of happy. I used to LOVE sitting outside watching the clouds go by when I was young. All of your cards are bright and happy and especially welcome on gray days! Hugs!

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  16. I like the birthday cover plate.

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  17. I love all of your gorgeous creations.

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  18. Hi Lydia, I didn't realize you were in Texas too. I'm fortunate I have not lost power, but no water. Anyway I love the bright colors you chose. Looking forward to playing with the balloon die. Stay safe & warm.

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  19. Fun cards, Lydia. Especially love the birthday one.

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  20. I think that frog card might be my favorite too. But I like all examples. Great new products!

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  21. Oh my goodness that froggy staring up at the sky is too darn cute!

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  22. Great cards from a great release!

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  23. Oh My I love love the frog card! great release

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  24. Beautiful cards. The BIG HUGS card is my favorite! I love the ink blending.

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  25. We (daughter and I) love frogs!! 🐸 so cute!

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  26. I LOVE frogs!! This is so cute, soooo many posibilities <3 And I agree about the infinity dies. I've been hoppin' but I am getting really excited about checking out the catalog. Thanks for all your inspirations :)

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  27. Such creativity with this collection of products.

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  28. Your frog card is adorable and I also love the birthday shaker card!

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  29. Thank you for sharing these fun rainbow cards, the frog looks so carefree and happy!

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  30. Love your cards! And I agree...that frog is so freaking cute!!

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  31. Loving that Froggie card - so cute! Thank you for sharing.

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  32. I always enjoy seeing how you use a stamp image or new product, Lydia! Thanks for sharing these from the new Hero Arts catalog. I love the frogs!!!!!

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  33. I really feel for you about the cold and lack of power. That is hard and yet you managed to come up with some good designs and interesting cards.

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  34. Love the frog - cheerful cards.....

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  35. The frog card is so adorable! I'm totally feeling his chill vibe!

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  36. Love your card designs! They are all so different! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Great cards! Love the design with the balloons!

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  38. Fantastic designs! I love the frog card!

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  39. It would be easy to Froget troubles with that scene! So cute. Love the bold, colorful designs as well.

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  40. Hopefully your power continues to be on. I love your frog card! It's amazing how just adding the gray around the balloons on the balloon window card gave it so much depth. It looks like they are popped up. Beautiful examples.

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  41. Lydia, my prayers are with you and your state! Then I scream the FROGS. I've been waiting for them. So excited! Love Love

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  42. Oh, My, That frog card is so cute and adorable I could stare at him forever! So creative! Great other creations too. This is a great inspirational hop.

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  43. I don't know what a UFO background is, but I know that I like them. I had to check out that frog set. It is adorable! Your cards look great! I hope y'all get your power back soon. I've heard that even Texas is getting below normal cold temperatures. How you're staying warm.

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  44. OMG these are all JUST AWESOME! Thanks so much for amazing inspiration!

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  45. Such fantastic cards! Love the frog...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  46. you Must have been channeling Forget your troubles come on get happy...

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  47. Lydia, really great cards! Thanks for the inspiration. :-)

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  48. Great presentation on the frog stamp.

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  49. I love the frog so much! The frog stamps and dies are on my wishlist! Great cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  50. I hope your electricity has returned along with warmer temps in your area of the country. We are used to those things here in R.I., but know a lot of areas are not! Your cards are fabulous! Love the Balloon window die; it's so fun and happy!

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  51. Big bold colors are a definite win for me. Truly brightens the mood. Nicely done

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  52. What amazingly fun cards with their great bright colours and clever designs. They certainly showcase this new release brilliantly! Love those frogs!!!

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  53. I love your creations - so fun and cheerful!

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  54. Wonderful, colorful cards. I especially love that frog set and the sentiment is wonderful!

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