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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Hero Arts Monthly Contest - Dads, Grads and Birthday

I was so excited last Thursday to find out that my father's day card for my DH from my kids was selected as one of the  Fab Five Winners on the Hero Arts blog!

I am entering into the Hero Arts monthly contest another Father's Day card, but this time it is for my dad.
There is a fun little message snuck into the coffee cup... I played with re-sizing again. To create the coffee cup I had to stamp it and photo copy and re-size. I went looking for a coffee cup stamp and didn't have any and had to make do with the one I had in the Hero Arts Father's Day set.  

When you pull up the steam you can see the message inside.


I had to laugh because I showed my husband he said "But will he know to pull up the message?". Husbands are so practical. :) 

All the stamps are Hero arts. The inks are Hero Arts Shadow Ink -Soft Sand, Ranger Distress Inks, Stormy Sky, Memento Rich Cocoa, Versafine Black Onyx, Versafine Smokey Grey, and StaZon Azure. 

The tools and lines on the coffee cup were colored with my watercolor pencils.

So sorry I haven't been visiting my blogging buddies or producing any cards. I have had some things happening at home and I did get to go to the Zindorf class which was wonderful.  So I have had a little crafting time.

Have a blessed Sunday.

Suzz

22 comments:

  1. I missed you! Another terrific card with the new stamps and such creativity - steam from a coffee cup - who would have thought of that?!!:)

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  2. Congrats on your win over at Hero. You are so deserving. Love the new banner. Sorry I haven't been for a visit lately. Busy getting ready for my solo photography exhibition. You can see pics on my blog. Now I can visit more often. It was on May 6. Take care, friend!

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  3. Oh, this is another WINNER! Sooo clever with the hidden message....I hope your dad finds it! Even if he doesn't, the card will dazzle him, I'm sure! Love it!!

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  4. Congratulations on your win Suzz, this card looks amazing to, you could have another win with this I think its so imaginative!!

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  5. lovely original idea Suzz. no wonder you were a winner!

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  6. Oh Suzz, you are just so clever with your unique ideas. I bet you've got another winner here.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  7. Suzz... you continue to astound me with your creativity. Who, but you, would have thought to have the message in the cup!!! Congrats on the HA Fab 5 for your other card.
    Take care

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  8. Ooh, this is really nice Sue! Wonderful mix of stamping and papers and love that steam coming out of the coffee cup!

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  9. You are just so darn creative, Sue!! Man, you come up with the most fun ideas!! This is fabulous! Love the comment your husband made! So funny! :)

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  10. GREAT card! LOVE that newspaper! :)

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  11. Congrats on your win, Sue!! This is definitely another winner... totally awesome! You totally ROCK!!

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  12. Congratulations on your winn sweetie - it is so deserved! Here is another fab card. Love the 3D effect - it is like the newspaper is just in front of the card - Well done Sue!!!!

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  13. so fun and fabulous, Sue! love the "steaming" message and the newspaper, such a thoughtful design!!! i love it!! you ROCK, girl!! =) congrats on your win, too! that is an amazing card!!

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  14. GENIAL!, Suz, it's fantastic that you had the idea, of course you learn as if in private lessons. Explains everything so well and share all your techniques is a joy into your blog.
    Beautiful card.
    I found this translator and so I can post in your language.
    Kisses and thanks for your visit.

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  15. This is fabulous! I love the pull up message! What a great idea.

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  16. Suzanne, this is an amazing card. I love how you created the newspaper from the HA vintage stamps. The coffee cup is a very creative element, too (Oh, yeah could definitely see the husband asking about the note in the cup:)

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  17. This card is sooo outside the box and utterly creative! I think we've got ANOTHER winner here!!! WOW!

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  18. Perfect SuZZ...Congrats on your Win...just LOVE LOVE your FD cards!!! Hugs!!

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  19. How clever! I love your vellum steam!

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  20. Yay! Well done you on your HA achievement!! Lovely card. Don't you just hate it when they are so practical?! lol

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  21. Great Dad's day card, cute way to hide the message.

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  22. Are you kidding me---that cup with steam and the sentiment!!! ACK----LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it! I didn't even expect that to come out of the cup! You are SUPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPER creative! LOVE being on the same team as you:)

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