Win-a-Day Contest Winner: Deborah Nolan

Hello and welcome back to our “Win-a-Day on the Hero Club Blog” week.  I am very honored to introduce you to the fabulous Deborah Nolan


I was so happy to pick Deborah.  Her incredible talent, boundless creativity and fun personality made her an easy choice!  Here’s more from her…

Q1: What is your favorite stamping technique? (Simple stamping, embossing, collage, etc.)

Deborah: Straight-up stamping, but I love to embellish with colored pencils and Gamsol.

Q2: What is your “go-to” color combination?

Deborah: This is hard for me. Probably my favorite is to use kraft, warm chocolate brown, and then robin egg’s blue/creamy pink/sea-green.

Q3: What are your favorite Hero Arts embellishments? (Gems, pearls, buttons, etc.)

Deborah: Definitely the pearls and gems.

Q4: What inspires you?

Deborah: The HA bloggers and the stampers at the Hero Arts Flickr Group. For sheer concentration of raw talent and fresh ideas, this is THE place to visit.

Q5: What is your favorite dessert?

Deborah: I never met a cookie I didn’t like. Actually, we never have dessert, but I am quite partial to chocolate store-bought birthday cake with BUTTERCREAM icing (whipped is just plain wrong).

When I started emailing with Deborah in preparation for this day, her excitement was contagious.  She had so many fun and creative ideas!  So we decided to put a fun spin on our day and go with sketch and color palettes for our projects.  It was such fun.

Here’s the first sketch and color palette Deborah came up with.


And here is the striking card that Deborah made.  It’s one of those cards that makes your jaw drop!

(Card by Deborah Nolan)

And here is my card based on the same sketch and color palette.  I traced the greeting and stamped images with a glitter pen for added fun.

(Card by Jennifer McGuire)

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Here’s the second sketch and color palette Deborah created.


And… check this out!  What a clever use of these stamps!

(Card by Deborah Nolan)

And here is my card.  The yellow circle lifts up to reveal a message for the recipient.  To do this, I just put a small crease about 1/2″ from the top and put adhesive just on the small flap.  Easy!

(Card by Jennifer McGuire)

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And here’s the third sketch and color palette we used for inspiration.


Now - I have to say that this is the most creative card I have seen in ages.  Wow!  Check out how she used the scallop border stamps to create the decoration on the elephant.  How fabulous!


(Card by Deborah Nolan)

And here is my creation… totally inspired by Deborah! I also used one of Hero Arts’ new long notecards.

(Card by Jennifer McGuire)

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Now…we have one final Hero Arts apron to give away this week!


For a chance to win, just leave a comment on this post by 11:59pm PST tonight (February 27).  The winner will be announced tomorrow morning along with the weekly wrap up.  Good luck!

Deborah - I had such fun working with you.  And I am most thankful that I can now call you a friend.  You are the best!

And Deborah said:

“Hero Arts has made three of my dreams come true. Being selected for a day on the blog was Dream #1, and it’s been a wonderful experience. Meeting Jennifer McGuire is something I’ve wanted to do since 2002, so getting paired with her put a cherry on top of Dream #2. (And she’s as nice as I had hoped, btw!) Finally, Dream #3 was to be part of a stamping community filled with loving, supportive, creative women - and this truly defines the Hero Arts Flickr Group. So, thank you, Hero Arts, for creating this blog, for providing us with fine-spirited leaders, and for giving us all the opportunity to grow and learn and cultivate relationships through stamping. You are, quite simply, the best.”  You can find more of Deborah’s work (and wit!) on her blog and in her photostream at Flickr.

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322 Responses to “Win-a-Day Contest Winner: Deborah Nolan”

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    marcy said:

    The cards are great. I still have dial-up for internet and it takes so long to download!! I hate the wait but it is worth it. Keep up the good work!

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    Faith said:

    I love your cards… the small details and all… simply AWESOME!

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    Terri said:

    I feel so uncreative sometimes and then when I get the opportunity to look at other gifted creative work it inspires me! What a wonderfully creative person Deborah is, I truely enjoyed looking at the amazing cards she put together… Thanks for making them available for us to see!

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    Amy Perrino said:

    Card ideas are wonderful and give me inspiration to make my own styles! Thanks

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    Hannah Means said:

    I love the butterflies and the elephant - well, just about all of it!

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    Bethshaya said:

    I am a brand new crafter and totally inspired by these designs. I love the butterflies and the peacock.

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    Neta said:

    Beautiful cards! I love your color combinations. Very sweet.

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    France said:

    Wow, I am very new to stamping and card making, Theses are just fabulous. The colors are beautiful.

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    linda beyer said:

    thanks for sharing these cards. they are all beautiful.

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    maria said:

    love your cards

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