Friday, April 27, 2012

Who's your hero?

It's finally here! Release Blog Hop day!  First I want to tell you about a few of my heroes.  I've had a lot of heroes over the years, my grandpa was my first hero.  He loved me and I loved him like no other.  He passed away when I was 16, just a few days before Christmas.  I was crushed.  My first hero was gone.  My second hero was my Uncle Wake.  He had married my aunt and was helping her raise me (my mother passed when I was four and my dad was in the Navy and at sea).  He had been a Marine and was a rough and tough kind of guy unless an animal was involved and then you saw his soft heart.  He taught me a myriad of things growing up; he made sure I had real world survival skills before I left the nest.  He's still close by, always ready with a joke or a bit of wisdom.  He's still one of my heroes.

On a more recent note, the firemen at Fire Station 1 right here in Winston-Salem are my heroes.  Sadly I don't even know their names but they were the first responders when I had a stroke nine years ago and crashed twice.  Had they not arrived so quickly and begun their life-saving skills on me, I'm not sure I would be here today.  They will always be my heroes!  So, who are the heroes in your life?

Meet Fireman Jude, the final image in the new Jude and the Rockers Just for Fun collection from Simply B Stamps.  He's adorable!  I love the Dalmatian puppy and his cute little firetruck too.  Daniel, my youngest son, used to be so enamored of firetrucks and firemen.  His birthday party when he turned 3 was all about firemen and firetrucks, we even found him a fireman's suit that was very realistic.  The neighborhood firemen brought their truck to his party and let all the kids check it out.  It was a total hit!  Anyway, here's my card:

Who's ready to put out some fires?  He's sure to set your little heart on fire!

Before you hop, let me give you a bit of information...

One winner will, of course, be chosen at Random from any of our blogs for a chance to win each new image. We will be choosing from the comments left on all blogs each day we previewed an image. Winners will be announced Saturday morning with our Limited Digi release. If you happen to purchase the digis before you know who won... no worries, Betty will gift you a brand spankin' new digi from our NEXT release in place of the one you have won.  These images are digi for a limited time.  The rubber is on a pre-order situation... Betty gets so sad each time she runs out on release day, and has sad customers so she is trying something new!  Check out the deals on the pre-order below.

Now... Here's the Hop List:
Lea  (Me!)
Ends at SBS Blog

Now for the deals on the pre-order:

Buy any six new Jude and the Rockers Just for fun singles (Pre-cut and cushion mounted) for $43.00
Use code J4Fun43

Buy any three new Jude and the Rockers Just for fun singles (Pre-cut and cushion mounted) for $22.00
Use code J4Fun22

Buy it by the sheet and save even more!
Jude and the Rockers full Sheet- uncut, unmounted for $30.00 use code J4FunSheet

We hope you have enjoyed this hop and hope you will leave our DT gals some lovin'! See you all really soon for our next release, in the meantime don't forget to check out our Facebook pages Just For Fun! You never know what will pop up in there!

Products used:

Simply B Stamps Fireman Jude
Copic Markers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Neenah Class Crest Paper
Bazzill Paper
Scrap Happy Paper
K & Company Paper
Star Woodlets
GeoType Rub-on Letters


1.  Color image with Copics, ink edges with Tim Holtz distress ink in Black Soot, cut and layer on Bazzill, set aside
2.  Cut Bazzill card base to desired size and score
3.  Cut bottom layer of patterned paper to size
4.  Cut next layer up of patterned paper to size and adhere all pieces centering each
5.  Adhere layered image to center
6.  Color stars with Copic marker and add rub-on letters
7.  Adhere stars to card with glue dots

Thanks for stopping by and hopping with us!  In the meantime, stop by and see what's new!



  1. TOTALLY AWESOME!! This card just ROCKS! love your embellishments.....

  2. This card is perfect from the shading to the colours chosen and the whole effect of it is for sharing

  3. This card is perfect from the shading to the colours chosen and the whole effect of it is for sharing

  4. Gorgeous card. I think policemen,firemen & the military are all heroes

  5. What a wonderful post! Thank you for sharing your heroes with us all. Beautiful stories! Your card of course is fabulous too. Love the paper, and your coloring is awesome!

  6. Totally love this, love your post and your card is fabulous. :)

  7. Sounds like this image of Fireman Jude is a wonderful reminder of all the heroes in your life. The card you created is awesome, Jude is definitely a hero to that puppy. Great job!

  8. Love your card. The pattered paper. The stars that spell out hero & especially the way you sponged the paper. It makes it look smokey. Like it was pulled out of a fire. Great job!

  9. Great card, I love the stars spelling out HERO. Thanks for sharing your hero story with us. My hero is my Dad.

  10. Love the distressing around the image. Your coloring is great!

  11. What a super card I love the image and the colours are fabulous . You have such great detail in your cards Well done Hugs Elaine

  12. This is perfect! The colors are spot on and the star sentiment is great. Love your coloring too. :D


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