Friday, April 12, 2013

ABNH Anniversary with Hero Arts and A Cleaning Must Have!

It's time to celebrate with A Blog Named Hero and this time we are showing off our projects using Hero Arts! It is no surprise that I love being on this team because I love Hero Arts! The fonts on their sentiment stamp sets, like this one called Cheer Up, are always right on trend. So go check out what the team has created today :)




To make this card I embossed the roses in the corner and then ran my Hero Arts ink pad on the surface in a random manner covering the card. Some hot pink washi, hot pink versamark ink and hot pink cardstock to mat the card and I was finished! Pretty Easy!

On another note, I MUST share with you some new cleaning products I recently purchased that has made my day to day cleaning SO much easier. I used to sweep my hard wood floors with a broom. Don't laugh. It was awful because then I would have to get the dustpan out too, it was a 2 step process and so annoying.


I have hardwood floors on my entire first floor; mopping it was just as painful. My mopping was always done Cinderella style...on my hands and knees and take hours. Sure I tried the swiffer and squeeze mops, but they never got out the crap that would be hard and stuck. I ended up scrubbing it with my hands and a cloth. Above is a picture of the family room when our floors got finished before we moved in to our home in 2011. 


Then...

I found these products:



A Hoover Cyclone Stick...It's a MUST have people!

And for mopping...


A Hoover Twin Tank Steam mop. Now I have seen these on QVC and thought they were a gimmick. I didn't believe the steam mop could clean that well. THEY DO! I mopped my entire floor in 30 minutes.  It has a triangle head to get in the corners. It even got out the crusty crap that used to take serious scrubbing before. 

So that's it for me! I have a lot more time on my hands now that cleaning is easy to help celebrate with A Blog Named Hero!



20 comments:

  1. Your card is beautiful...awesome colors.

    Thanks for the cleaning tip!

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  2. Nice card Wida, I like the random inking, gives it a good rusty look. The washi tape looks great! I love how the ink shows through!
    Glad you found these products. I also use a steam mop, and it does an amazing job.

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  3. I've just bought a steam mop (Vax) and now I look forward to mopping my floors, how sad is that? But you'll understand. It's great for getting off the ground-in dirt.

    Love the embossed texture on your card! And the touch of washi is perfect.

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  4. nice! and I already have both of those cleaning products - double nice!

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  5. Beautiful Card Wida! We'll have to chat about your cleaning tools. I have wood floors too and the swiffer just doesn't do it.

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  6. Your card is spectacular--great colours Wida! Love your hardwood floors and there is nothing like a steam mop to clean them. That is what I use.

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  7. I've been looking for a faster way to clean my floors, especially now that the baby is here. Thank you! I can't wait to try them out! Gorgeous card too, love the cheery yellow! Hugs!

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  8. Embossing in the corner is fabulous on your card. (I need a steam mop and a maid to go along with it!) (wink, wink) LOL :)

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  9. This really made me laugh......the cleaning tools..so happy you found the great ones....mopping is sure not a fun task...and love your room..wow so big!

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  10. Wow wow. Stunning card! Thanks for the tips on those cleaning tools... I so need to look into these.

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  11. LOVE the pop of color from teh washi!
    Cinderella style is so romantic...glad you found your Princes of modern Tech!

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  12. Okay, your card is gorgeous, but I have a confession. I got really excited over your post about the steam mop!! LOL! My floor cleaner broke and they are no longer making replacement parts so I'm in the market for a floor cleaner. I've been wondering about the steam mop. Now back to the card, Love the texture of the rose and the little touch of washi tape.

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  13. Love the pop of pink! Thanks for the cleaning recommendations too...I'll be investing in those!

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  14. Love the random pattern created by pressing the inkpad straight to the cardstock! I won't comment on the cleaning products (cleaning and me don't get along) but I will say that your home looks amazing!!

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  15. I don't know why but that bit of washi with the stripes keeps catching my eye - the red is a fab contrast. Ugghhh house work - we just put in some hard wood floors and oh how the dog hair shows up - I couldn't live without my swiffers... will have to check out your finds now!

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  16. Gorgeous embossing, love the effect here. Cleaning is not for me! ha!

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  17. Wow!!! Gorgeous card! Love the embossing!!

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  18. I think I'm going to order the vaccum. All wood floors in my house (minus one room) and I'm tired of the broom. I hope this really works well!

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  19. Beautiful embossing on your flower, but I love, love, LOVE the stripes on the left margin by your sentiment. Such great design, Wida!! And yes, once we finally get a new house, I'm going to have wood floors on the first floor, and immediately buy one of those steamer things. A couple friends have them and were positively giddy after using them!

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