Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hero Hostess Summer Picnic Fun!


Welcome, welcome to Day 3 of the Hero Hostess Summer Picnic Blog Hop. I hope you've been joining the fun alI week! If you haven't checked in at the Hero Arts Club Blog each morning, you've missed a lot of fun! Be sure to check it out.

If you've been following along in order on today's hop, you should have arrived here from my very talented hostess friend Anita's blog.

And the happy news is that Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly selected comments. For a chance to win, simply comment on any of the stops along the way on any day, including each day's starting post at the Hero Club Blog. If you find a broken link, you can return to the master list at the Hero Arts Club Blog. Please report any broken links to: blog@heroarts.com.

When I think summer, I think flowers!! Very colorful flowers!


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I used Hero Arts cling stamp CG 525 Tall Flowers to make this card. I stamped and embossed the flowers on white cardstock. After coloring with Copics, I cut the stamped image in half horizontally, and made room in the middle of the two halves for the polka dotted paper to peek out as well as room for the large sentiment which is from Hero Arts clear set CL380 Truly Appreciated.

When I think of picnics, I think of family get togethers, filled with love and laughter! And when you are cooking for a crowd a batch of Sloppy Joe's is easy to make ahead and simple to serve. Over the years I tried several different recipes but the search was over when I attended a church pot luck and sampled this recipe. I tracked the cook down and this has become a family standard.

Sloppy Joe's:

2 lbs.ground sirloin
1/2 cup celery, diced
1/2 cup green pepper chopped
1 cup onion, diced
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. vinegar
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 cup catsup

Begin by browning the ground sirloin in a heavy sauce pan. Add in the chopped celery, green pepper and onion. Saute for about 5 minutes. While the meat is browning, mix together the sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce and catsup. I often add more catsup, to taste. Lower the heat and simmer for about 45 minutes, until the celery is no longer crunchy! Serve on hamburger buns. This recipe will make 10 to 12 sandwiches. You can adjust amounts for serving a larger or smaller group. Enjoy!

I'm the last stop on the Hero Arts Summer Picnic Blog Hop for today. But there will be more hopping to do on Thursday and Friday. Be sure to check in at the Hero Arts Blog Club page to get started tomorrow.

Remember to leave a comment in order to be eligible for a prize! I will be drawing one name for a little gift from me, too.

Little did I know back in 2009 when I was invited to be one of the original Hero Hostesses that it would lead to the many friendships and strong connections among an amazing group of women! Thank you, Hero Arts, for the opportunity to be a part of this very special sorority!! And a big thank you to Deborah Nolan for keeping us organized and on track (and for the wonderful intro each day). Proud to call you sistahs!!

146 comments:

Lin said...

Oh, Judy, a sweet post from start to finish! How did we all get so lucky?I ADORE your card (please make it public so I can pin it!) with the dotty trim, and your beautiful coloring! And your recipe is perfect for a picnic - I haven't made Sloppy Joes in ages! Soon to be remedied now that I have this recipe!

Shirl said...

Such a sweet card, and I love how you divided the flowers into 2 to make way for the sentiment :)

Arlene said...

I love all the bright "energetic" colors. They just glow. This card reminds me of a day in the park.

I soooo need to try that Sloppy Joe recipe. It's been years since I've made them. So happy to go on this picnic with you.

Heather Maria said...

Judy, your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love your design and beautiful colouring! The sprinkling of hearts is so pretty too! I've never had Sloppy Joes before so thanks for the yummy recipe!

Auror Willow said...

I adore your card! Sloppy Joe's are the perfect summer meal!

Barb said...

Hi Judy! Love this post! You are so right - we are all very blessed to be in this wonderful group together!

Love your beautifully colored flowers! One of my favorite things about summer! Thanks for that fab recipe too - need to try it soon! :)

RedGem said...

What a beautiful card I love the tall flowers stamp set and now some great inspiration to use it! Tks for the great recipe I will definitely have to try this!

Candy Meyers said...

This is such a neat card. So colorful and summery. I just love all the bright colors. Makes me want to go stamp out some cards right now.
Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

Tracey said...

A beautiful card!!

jintyoo7 said...

Gorgeous bank of flowers, Judy - all coloured beautifully :) My daughter and I love Sloppy Joes - so will definitely be trying this recipe!

Thalia said...

I love this card, so colorful. Sloppy Joes are one of my favorites!!

Bobbie Brock said...

Beautiful card - flowers always bring smiles!

Jenn Biederman said...

So pretty, Judy! I just love the colors on your card...makes me smile! :) Your sloppy joes sounds wonderful...may have to try them out!

tammy b said...

that's a great sentiment! it fits perfectly with your wonderful card

judy said...

I love the coloring and use of polka dot paper on your pretty card!

Virginia L. said...

Love your delightful card, Judy! Each element is gorgeous and detailed! The Sloppy Joe recipe looks awesome and I would love to give it a try! So glad to be in the blog hop with you!

Gloria Reynolds said...

Indeed, friendship is really what it's all about! Lovely card and I love the hearts at the bottom. Sloppy Joes on the menu for this weekend!

Kath said...

love your summery flowers card today Judy and I am licking my lips furiously at your yummy recipe...thanks for sharing...hugs kath xxx

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card, judy... love those brightly colored blooms!

Kim M said...

What a lovely card! Wonderful colouring. So bright and cheery. Looks like a good sloppy joe recipe. My husband has a good one too. :-)

Alexia Misso said...

What a cute card! Thanks for sharing the recipe too!

Dana D. said...

Love your card. The colors and details are amazing. Sloppy joe's my family will love.

Iris said...

Love the colors and the design, fabulous!

Teresa Zuehls said...

I love those flowers and the red and white dot paper! Thanks for the inspiration!

joy said...

Hi, Judy! The tall flowers stamp is one of my favorites and you have made a beautiful summery card with it!

Thanks for the sloppy joe recipe; it sounds like a better one than I have so I will try it.

Gunilla/Nilla said...

Love this card! Such beautiful flowers and colors!

Caroline said...

Such a beautiful card. Sloppy joes are a big favorite in this house too!

Dee said...

Love the colors of this card! Thanks!

Francesca said...

Very classy card and I really love the recipe which I ll definetely try with my farm share!

Maeghan M. said...

Such a fun card! TFS!

Daria Z. said...

Judy, what a fabulous card. Love the wonderful colors and that smattering of hearts at the bottom!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

those flowers are dazzling! I'd like to put them in a vase in my office! Your coloring is perfect! Oh and sloppy joes are oh so yummy!

Laura Means said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors :)
Thanks for sharing!

Michelle Liimatainen said...

Beautiful card. I just love the colors you chose. It just pops!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty! Loving the coloring and those heart accents!

Dorothy C. said...

Love the colors you used on your card. It's been ages since I've had a Sloppy Joe and this one looks delicious!

Robin Cooper said...

Flowers are a must in summer! I agree!

Elena said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous! Love how you added little hearts!

Ami said...

Such a beautiful card!

Стокли said...

Beautiful flowers!

justasiam said...

What a beautiful card...I love how the Copics really make the card pop!

Karen said...

Love your gorgeous, summery card and all the details! Sloppy joes are one of our summer favorites. Thanks for sharing your card and recipe. It's been fun!

VikkiCH said...

Nice to see your bright flowers & admire your technique!

CinnamonSally said...

Your flowers are gorgeous Judy!!

Ann Kulseth said...

What a perfect summer card. I love polka dots and have this sentiment stamp so feel a need to create! Thanks for sharing.

Craftyfield said...

Love the design of your card, very striking.

diana said...

Great card full of colourful flowers! And thanks for a new recipe. ;-)

Barbara said...

This is so perfect for a summer day. The polka dots add the finishing touch. Thanks for the sloppy joe recipe. I'll give it a try!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Gorgeous card, Judy. your coloring is beautifully done and I love the colors. Great design, too.

Carol Perry said...

Judy, love your card. Love the warm colors of the flowers and adding polka dots just adds that special touch. Really lovely. Those sloppy joes look yummy. Haven't made those in years.

Laura Jane said...

Can't have a picnic without the SLOPPY JOES!!
Such HAPPY tall flowers!

Reusing with Quilling said...

I loved this colorful and cheerful card !

alexandra s.m. said...

what a lovely card! and I love Sloppy Joes ;-)
Thank You~

karenelr said...

Such a lovely card! So cheerful! Thanks for sharing!

Patricia said...

I actually have this stamp but have never used it. Well, that's going to change after seeing your lovely card! Thanks for the inspiration & your recipe. Can't wait to give them both a try!

Kathy Mc said...

Hmmm, cut the image in half to make the stem longer ~ awesome idea. Great colors and added bling finishes it off beautifully. Now that I'm hungry for Sloppy Joes, I'll have to try your recipe. Thanks, Judy!

Kailash said...

Beautifully designed card Judy, love the pretty colors!!

Penny Ward said...

I love love love this card. You know right off the bat I love the stitching. Genius on cutting the panel apart to make room for the sentiment.!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Great card! Love the fun flowers!

Petti said...

The flower card is so pretty! And I can't wait to try the burger recipe! yum~

Leesa B said...

So sweet your post and the card is so cheerful and pretty. We adore sloppy Joes at my house! Thanks for the card friendship!

Tiffany G said...

Beautiful card!! I love those pretty flowers!! I love how you cut it so that the polka dot paper showed!! Very cute!! Hmm I love some Sloppy Joes!! I am gonna have to try this recipe out tho!! Thx for sharing!!

adele holcomb said...

Your flowers are so bright and cheerful!

I've been looking for a good sloppy joe recipe and will give this one a try -- looks good!

Dana said...

Sweet card!! Love the pretty flowers!!

donna mikasa said...

Such a cheery card--love the red and orange color combo, plus your fantastic stitching! And it's been a while since I've had Sloppy Joes--thanks for the reminder and sharing your recipe!

Scott Schmidlkofer said...

Mother this card is as beautiful as you. Your grand daughter misses you.

Pam W Merwin said...

Love, Love, Love what you did with the tall flowers :)and love the red dotted paper - reminds me of the flannel backed table cloths you could buy and just spread it on the ground :)

CathyL said...

Love your pretty flowers, Judy!

mtscrapgal said...

I love this card. I've almost ordered the Tall Flowers 2 or 3 times. You may have urged me to get it soon with your excellent coloring and sentiment treatment. The sloppy joe recipe sounds yummy. Thanks, Judy.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love your flowers - great colouring.

Janis said...

Wonderful card!! Love the little hearts.
<3 J

cghundley said...

How pretty your card
is. Love the colors
used and the flowers
are long and fun.
Carla from Utah

rhoffer said...

Ohhh, I love this stamp! I also love the colors you used. Too cute!

Debstamps said...

What a terrific stretch of the tall flowers Judy! Love your summer flowers and I am very excited to try the epic Sloppy Joe recipe! The 10-12 sandwiches might actually be enough to fill up my growing son. My but he's changed since we started with the Hero Arts group! He still likes to make scrap cards and scramble with us though!

DanielleMW said...

I have been following this blog hop for a few days and I have noticed your picture and encouraging words on every comment section. Not only are you talented, but you are kind and helpful. Cheers!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a pretty summery card, Judy! I love how you colored your flowers and the red polka dot papers are so sweet!

Thank you so much for the recipe...a real life saver in this heat!

Annette Allen said...

gorgeous..love all the bright red..

Susan Lang said...

The sewing really puts character in the card. Beautiful flowers!

Kathy Rosecrans said...

Love your flowers on your great card! Can't wit to try the sloppy joes!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love the rich colours you created on these fun long stemmed beauties!

Elaine Scott said...

Love, love, LOVE the card. Would you be willing to share the Copic color numbers you used?

Cindi said...

Your card is fun and sophisticated at the same time. Love it.

cheiron said...

YUM Judy! Sloppy Joes are one of my favorites, but I have never made them from scratch. And I love your fabulous flower card...great colors and wonderful design.

margaretart said...

Judy, I loved your cheerful card, and so appreciated your sharing your memories of your Hostessing gigs and your HA group frienships.
You're the best!

Janet Mack said...

What a pretty card. I love the sentiment and the Sloppy Joe's

Pat said...

Love the flowers on your card and the large sentiment, too.

Sue D said...

How cheery and colorful and thanks for the recipe!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

marking said...

Love the colors you used on that wonderful card!

Memories by Manda said...

Your card is lovely. The tiny red hearts on the bottom are adorable!

Heatheranne said...

Beautiful, cheerful card and the recipe looks yummy. I lost my Sloppy Joe recipe years ago, so this one looks like a gotta have. lol Thanks so much and thanks for the chance to win. :-)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is fabulous!!! Love how happy it is, and yummy recipe too!

pcm said...

those are lovely flowers!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Barb said...

I just love that tall flower stamp! What a great card! Thanks for the great sloppy Joe recipe,too.

loulou said...

Your card definitely has that bright summer feel to it. Like the sprinkle of bling hearts.

sharon l-s said...

Awesome card. the flowers just pop. My hubby & I talked about making sloppy joes this weekend. Well now I'll have to try your recipe. tfs the card and the Sloop Joe recipe.

keeleykats said...

Judy, Beautiful card! I love your coloring and all the stitching! Thank you for the recipe, it looks like a winner! Thanks for sharing!

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Judy, an awesome summer card for sure! I love that sentiment, a classic, and the tall flowers are so colorful and fun! Those Sloppy Joes look good, too...yum!

Karen L K said...

That is one great looking card. Love all the colorful flowers and love the way you split the stems for the sentiment in the middle. Yum sloppy joe's!

SandiL said...

Sloppy Joes! So yummy maybe I'll make that for supper tonight! Love the tall stem flower card it's really cheerful.

Greta said...

Love your gorgeous flower card, Judy! I have that stamp & need to ink it up! Great design, too!

Barbara said...

Love the flowers and the way the are divided up on the card, very nice.

the doghouse said...

Great card...

brenda said...

Love your card and how you cut it in half to showcase the sentiment!

Tona said...

Love your card!

craftvithme said...

Love the way you've made your card.
The tall flowers are perfect for this card.



Regards,
Vithya

creationsnz said...

I like the way you used the stamp and the cute little hearts. I've never heard of sloppy joes but sure will have a go.

Dawn T said...

what a beautiful card Judy. And I can't believe it's been all that time since the first Hosti's You are such a talented lady

Renuka said...

Bright and beautiful.. love your card. Thanks for the inspiration!

Karen said...

This is a perfect sentiment for so many reasons! Everybody needs a litle happy in their mailbox, and this card is perfect for that!

Paperpicnic said...

Your card is Beautiful, Judy! I've been debating about this stamp for a few months, but you've convinced me that I need it in my collection! Love the colors and stitching! Thanks for sharing your sloppy joe recipe, I'll definitely be trying this one!

PamSpradlin said...

Love, love, love your card. It is just perfect right down to the colors you chose.

Madeline Rains said...

Great card, and I also love what you did with the penny black stamps below. This card uses one of my favorite HA stamps.

Alison said...

Such pretty flowers - the lucky recipient will love it! I have often wondered what Sloppy Joe's is/are - wonder no more! Sounds like something I should try.

Anonymous said...

A bunch of flowers is Always a treat.
Margriet

shirley-bee said...

Fab card! I love the rich colour scheme.

Ann Marie said...

Love how you used the little hearts to balance out the card.

Velvet Pearson said...

The flowers turned out so pretty!

Brenda said...

I've always loved these tall flowers and I love your colourful version Judy! Thanks for sharing that recipe!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love your card Judy! The flowers are beautiful! The Sloppy Joe recipe sounds delicious! Will have to try it.

Sue McRae said...

Love those tall flowers, along with your stitching and dotty paper. I haven't had Sloppy Joes in forever...I think I might have to make a batch this weekend.

Helen G. said...

This is gorgeous flower card! And thanks for the recipe :D

Marilyn said...

What a cheerful card, I love the colors! Sloppy Joes for dinner tonight.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your colorful flower card, Judy! Those hearts add the perfect touch. And yummy sloppy joe recipe - must try it soon! So fun hopping with you this week, my friend!!

Sunny Sue said...

Love your card! And that sloppy joes recipe brings back so many wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing. :)

Deborah said...

What a sweet card I love the flowers, colors and hearts and thanks for sharing your recipe.

Phi said...

Gorgeous vibrant card. Love it!!

ivy said...

hi judy! love your pretty card! adore the colors!
I love sloppy joes! trying to get my youngest to love it too....

jusaweecatnap said...

Beautiful card. Love those little heart embellishments. Cutting the design and inserting the pattern is so simple but so effective. Great tip. I'd kill for one of those sloppy joes right now!

Shannon said...

I love your card and all the colorful flowers on it. Thanks for the Sloppy Joe recipe, that's a good one to always have on hand.
Have a wonderful rest of the summer!!

aileen (mum) said...

I love the colour of your flowers and the polka dot strip across the centre of the flowers, very vibrant card

stamplover2011 said...

Great job using the tall flower stamp, Judy! Very pretty card!

Larissa Heskett said...

Such FUN!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!!n ;)

Judy Tuck said...

This is such a fun card. Beautifully coloured flowers and such sweet little hearts!

Jingle said...

This is such a pretty card!

Kanan Pandya said...

Beautiful card, Judy. I love the coloring on flowers and tiny hearts on the bottom. :-)

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous flowery card! i love the touch of polka dots in between the flowers! Beautiful! The sloppy joes is one of my favorites and your recipe looks so much better than pulling out the canned sauce! Wonderful post!

Laura Norris said...

Love that card!

Valerie said...

Love the flowers!

Scrapycandy said...

I love the little hearts and the stitching. Just makes me smile.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

I love your card Judy, so pretty colors and design. The hearts are the perfect touch! Thanks for the recipe too, I saved it as my husband loves Sloppy Joes. TFS

Linda said...

This is a lovely cards with vibrant colors. Love sloppy joes. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Leni said...

Love your flower card!

brenlubrant said...

I am a great flower lovers and I defintely love your card today that you shared with us.

Gilu J said...

Cute card. Thanks for sharing.

Diane said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for the great recipe and for sharing.