Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop


Welcome to the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop.  My hostess colleagues and I feel privileged and very happy to be together once more to share what we've created with the fabulous stamps from the new Hero Arts 2015 Spring release. 

If you’ve been following along, you’ve just arrived from  Kathy Racoosin's blog!  Awesome, huh?  Kathy has a magic touch!  If you just came for a visit and want to start at the beginning of the hop, just go to the Hero Arts blog where it all began.

Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments. For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on ANY day, including each day’s starting post at the Hero Club Blog. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning!

If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Arts Club Blog. Also, please report broken links to: blog@heroarts.com.

The new stamps are available in the Hero Arts online store as of today.  Just click on the caption under each card for ordering information.


CL833 Stamp Your Own Salad
I created the background for the card base by using the leafy beet top stamp.  Love using my stamps in more than one way.  The beet is colored with Copics, fussy cut and attached to a diecut circle.  I cut the sentiment stamp to change it from a square to a linear stamp.  Love doing that, once I got over the fear!

 
CG662 Triangle Background; DC130 Flowers
I white embossed the Triangle Background stamp and then using my distressing tool, rubbed over the image with Weathered Wood Distress Ink.  The sentiment is stamped in soft grey VersaFine ink.  The flowers were heat embossed and fussy cut and arranged onto a circle diecut which was then attached to the rectangle.  This is a stamp and cut set, which included the banner die.



F6069 Thanks for Being You
Don't you love when a sentiment can be the focus of a card? This large woodblock stamp is perfect for conveying your message without distraction.  I stamped and heat embossed with Luxe ink Teal onto a circle diecut which I added to lacy designer paper.  I colored the seam binding with Distress Ink to match the monochromatic color theme.

I hope you can tell how much I've enjoyed being part of the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop and playing with the Spring 2015 stamps.  Thank you for being a part of it all.

It is now my joy to send you to the next stop on the hop, my dear friend and most talented artist Donna Mikasa, who is now part of the Hero Arts family as a designer.  I was certain this would happen when I first saw her work on the Hero Arts blog years ago.

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CinnamonSally said...

Fun and creative cards Judy, love your beet card. Its been fun hopping again this year!

Emo Marie said...

The thank you card is so pretty!

Jessica Backer said...

The thank you card is gorgeous!

joy said...

Love the background you made with the top of the beet stamp! And, the thank you card is just lovely. Great new HA stamps!

Celeste Goff said...

What fantastic cards! I love the "punny" little beet card!

luluvision said...

Love your cards! I wouldn't have thought that make your own salad set was so versatile! Thanks for sharing!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE your CARDS Judy So Perfect!! xoxoxo

Nancy said...

Just beautiful!

maureen said...

love your soft colors- sweet!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Beautiful cards Judy!!

BunnyD said...

That leaf top makes a fabulous background stamp! Who would have thought veggies would be so fun?

Ava said...

Judy, these cards are so, so pretty! I love them all.

Carrie R. said...

I love all your cards, but the floral one with the embossed triangle background is my favorite. I am LOVING this background stamp.

Sarah Gray said...

Wonderful inspiration, Judy! Love the beet card and that triangle background looks beautiful with weathered wood. That big thank you sentiment is gorgeous too...can you tell that I can't choose?!

jcobb said...

I love the beet top background! Fabulous cards...thanks for sharing!

cheryl l. said...

Darn! Your cards aren't showing up! HATE when that happens!

Susie Sonnier said...

So excited for the Hero Arts new Catalog!

Cindy C. said...

Each card so unique, love them all!!

V Marcus said...

Falling in love with the diamond background stamp! So many ways to use it. It really make the card pop.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love your cards!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love your cards!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

You captured me in a heart beet! It continued with your diverse other cards!

Kailash said...

Each of your card designs are gorgeous, love the creativity and inspiration!!!!

Lin said...

Beautiful cards, Judy! Just adore that blue lacy one with the gorgeous bow, so simple yet so gorgeous! So pleased to be hopping with you again!

Amy C. said...

Your spring cards are so sweet!

Sue D said...

Wonderful card designs with these new stamps!

Libby Hickson said...

These are so pretty, Judy!

Iris said...

Pretty cards - love the one with the hearts and the beet.
isoscia at aol dot com

Kristina B. said...

Very cute, Love the beet stamps

Lauren said...

Beautiful cards! Love seeing what everyone on the hop has created!

Linda said...

gorgeous cards, Judy. Love all the colors!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful cards! Lovin the beet. The veggies are just too fun ♥

Michelle Liimatainen said...

Judy you are so incredibly talented and looking at your cards is always such a treat. I absolutely love how you used the leaves from the beets to make that background! Absolutely awesome cards today sweet lady. <3

windinstarsranch said...

I'm loving these backgrounds! Makes everything pop.

Penny Ward said...

Great cards!!! Love the beet card!!! You are just so talented!!! hugs, :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE the backgrounds on these cards!
Sherry

Becky said...

Fabulously fun cards, each one.

Melody said...

Beautiful stamps, beautiful cards!

Peggy B said...

Such springy cards - thanks for sharing!

Isabel Greholver said...

Great cards-lots of variety

Joan V said...

Wow, a lot of fun and pretty cards. I love how you created the background of your beet card with the beet top. So creative. Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

Cute cards!

Melinda said...

Thanks for sharing that Thank You card ;) Love it and all of your wonderful creativeness :)

Jackie Parkins said...

Such gorgeous cards! I love that Triangle Background stamp.

Barb Ghig said...

Really gorgeous cards, Judy! So happy you were part of the hop today :)

Skraperella said...

Yours cards are gorgeous Judi!

Christine Kaminski said...

Love that you did some embossing! I always seem to forget to do some and will have to do it on backgrounds like you showed! thanks for sharing!

Sandy Robin said...

I needed a glimpse of spring today, we got quite a dusting of snow last night. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Love the cards.

rhoffer said...

I know this sounds silly, but I really love the beet tops! LOL
Very cute cards--thank you!

Efrat said...

Beautiful. Love the cards.

La profe said...

Lovely cards. Lots of great inspiration.

SHARON HAYES said...

Wow! Beautiful cards. I love the veggies and the puns. The Triangle Background stamp is a favorite. And yes I love when a sentiment can be the focus. Your card is looking very.

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

Waverunner said...

I really like the beet top background too but especially the white emboss of the triangles-terrific!

Nancy K said...

Total gorgeous-ness, Judy! I love your style! So fun to get together for another hop with you and the hosti!

fyk said...

Beautiful cards...love the colors of the last one :)

cissi said...

Stunning cards.

ScrapaDiddle said...

So very pretty! Love the blue lace card!

l rekroc said...

Great cards!!! I love the lacy background on the last one! Thanks so much for sharing!

Beastybunny said...

All your cards are lovely!

conil said...

Each card is a little work of art. Lovely.

Donna Dacy said...

These are lovely cards. Your backgrounds are so pretty. I love the lacy one and the triangles all done in one color is stunning. The cute beet is so much fun. Using the top of the beet for the background is inspiring. Great job! TFS

Hannah Means said...

How creative of you to use the beet top stamp for the background! Great cards.

bzyPTmom said...

Such beautiful cards--I love that teal blue ribbon, just makes the card!

QuilterLaura said...

Great cards! I especially love the "thanks for being you" card, just beautiful!

Barb said...

Total awesomeness, Judy! Just adore all three cards! So fun hopping with you this week! ♥

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

I love these veggies!

Kaylin Krawczyk said...

gorgeous cards. Love those backgrounds.

Kelly Flaherty said...

I am continually amazed at the diversity of stamping subjects and how Hero Arts always anticipates what we want and when we want it! The samples I've seen today are so enticing!

Arlene said...

Wonderful cards - one and all. I get a kick out of the sentiment with the beet.

I love the color you chose for the background a fabulous background.

And your last card was so pretty, the colors perfect.

Diana N. said...

All your cards were great! The veggies ones are funny to boot. But I love the monochromatic card!

Shelly B said...

Awesome cards! What a great idea to use part of a stamp as a background!

I Card Everyone said...

All these Spring-time colors are just what I needed today, Judy - you aren't missing Wisconsin today, are you?
=] Michele in Michigan

Sarah Thomson said...

Love what you did with the beet stamps.

Virginia Lu said...

BEAUTIFULLY done, Judy! I love how you showcased these stamps! The soft blue with the Triangle Background is simply lovely! Happy to see your awesome post today!

Cynthia said...

I love the sophisticated look of your cards.

Jean said...

Love the fun sentiment on the first card! Such gorgeous designs! Thanks for the inspiration!

D A Arlaus said...

I love all these cards

Nicole Parmentier said...

Lovely cards, the beet card is my favorite!

starqueen said...

Judy, Judy, Judy!! Whether silly or sweet, your work is always a treat!! My fave is the monochromatic Thanks, but I'd be honored to receive any of your beautiful creations. Thank you for sharing.

Patt H. said...

Love these cards, especially the Beet one. My husband absolutely loves beets so I really need this stamp.

Kathy Straw said...

Lovely cards, I especially like the Beet card.

StampinLouie said...

Love the white embossed background with the Weathered Wood distress

Barbara said...

Amazing cards...all of them... and the "beet" card is so fun. That's an adorable stamp set.

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful cards, Judy!

StampinLouie said...

Love the beet cards. Background nice idea.

sueymem said...

The lonely radish has taken center stage and the leaves are stellar.

Helen Gullett @ Living My Given Life said...

WOW Judy, your cards' backgrounds are amazing and gorgoeus! I love your color choices too!

Joan Smith said...

Loved your card your Veggie card is so cute and punny definitely my kind of humor and your floral cards are so pretty. You really did an outstanding creative job!! YOU so ROCK!!

Pam Young said...

Love the cards and colors!! Love the beet card, especially the background!!

Michelle said...

Lovely cards, Judy. I really like the background on your beet card.

scrappy said...

love the softer colors on these cards. Thanks for the inspiration

Amante del Papel said...

Beautiful cards, all are awesome!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the variety of cards. Especially like the SSS stitching dies.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Donnadoll said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win some great products. I love how you used the same stamp for the background and foreground on the beet card. Gorgeous!

Sabrina said...

Great cards!!

Heather Maria said...

Wow fantastic cards, Judy! Your beet card is so fun - love the way you used the leafy top to create the bg and I love your design! I still have to take a deep breath before cutting my stamps apart so well done for just going for it:) Your floral wreath is so pretty and I love the soft colours on the triangle bg! Love the way the sentiment takes centre stage on your last card and the lace paper, bow and buttons all look so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Creative use of the beet stamp for the background. The new triangle stamp is lovely when used in a subtle color.

Cheryl H said...

Never would have thought to use the beet tops as a background!

jandbspiegel said...

Nice cards - I really like the flower wreath - thanks for sharing

Sue McRae said...

Fantastic cards Judy! Love how you used the beet leaves for the background and the lacy card is so pretty.

Deborah Nolan said...

I can't pick a favorite, but I do love your beet-leaf background! (I tried to do that on one of my cards and made a mess of it!) You rule, J!

Barb said...

love the cards-all unique

staceylovespaper said...

Love your card designs!!

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Judy -- so excited to see you being featured by Hero Arts! As you know I'm already a MAJOR fan and also a big Hero Lover!

Thanks for sharing your amazing talent and Congrats on being chosen for this wonderful HONOR!!

Hugs.
Lisa

Linda said...

Love the background on each of the cards. Great new stamps from Hero Arts. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

CathyL said...

Love your blue thank you card!

Vikki Hein said...

well the triangle card is superb & your background on the "beet" card is lovely.

Beach Girl 115 said...

Your cards are so versatile - everything from punny to softly romantic. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

I particularly love the way those beet leaves are colored and cut. They look so free and natural. Also love the fresh blue and white card. Nice!

Anonymous said...

Very nice!! I'm a sucker for flowers, but that beet card is awesome.

Flo said...

Love the flower wreath on the triangle background. All your cards are great. Thanks.

Gloria Reynolds said...

Just love your beet top background...it truly "makes" this card!

Karenladd said...

That beet leaf looks so realistic and kudos to you for customizing your sentiment stamp!

Chark said...

wow--that beet is lovely! and that's something I never thought I'd say :)

Chitra Nair said...

Beautiful cards!!!

McStamper said...

Your cards are great. Love the beet saying.

Nellie said...

I especially love the blue card.

Halina said...

I love those cards! Great colors, coloring and design!

Immi said...

Pretty cards! Makes me want all these new stamps!

Janet L. said...

Love your cards!

Jenn Biederman said...

Love, love, love your cards, Judy! The salad stamp is quickly becoming a fave of mine! Fun hopping with you this week! :)

Janet Mack said...

I can see myself sending veggie cards to everyone I know. Love that set.

Rose said...

Beautiful cards! Loving the colours.

Janet Zeppa said...

Wonderful cards!!

Laura Norris said...

Love the background created with the beet leaves. Great cards Judy!

jamie vanskiver said...

I love the background you created with the beet stamp, it makes me want to check out my own stamps and see what I've been missing:) Your cards are beautiful today I'm glad you were a part of the hop!!!

Tiffany Ervin said...

Beautiful collection of cards, my friend!! Every one so unique and with a different look/texture to them! So glad to be hopping with you again!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love all three cards, Judy - so colorful and creative! Especially love how you featured that sentiment in a circle with the lacy paper behind! So much fun hopping with you again, my friend!

Sally said...

Great cards, Judy! The beet card is so fun and the combination of the wreath with the triangle background is a stunning color combo. Love the blue monochromatic with the sentiment as the star against that pretty background paper! A bow wins my heart every time!

Yvonne Vansickle said...

cute cards love the wreath!

Megan said...

I love that large sentiment!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Really cute and creative cards!

Cheri Hochstettler said...

I love the cards and I am now wanting the salad set.

pcm said...

great cards!

Shaughn Woodruff said...
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Shaughn Woodruff said...

Super cool release! I love your cards! Stunning! Love the backgrounds you created!

NanW said...

Beautiful cards

DoofyJEss2 said...

Wow. These cards are GORGEOUS!! Love the leafy background on the beet card and the distress ink you blended on the triangle background!!

Anja van Vliet said...

Great ways to stretch your stamps - using the leaves for the background.

Ruby N said...

gorgeous cards

cindy lou said...

Your choice for colors are awesome. Thank you

SuprFoxDesigns said...

Lovely and fun cards! So creative!
Am loving that triangle background

adele holcomb said...

These are all simply beautiful! I especially love the way you used the beet leaves as a background.

Yoonsun Hur said...

Love the triangle background!! Your cards are so inspiring!!

sunnee63 said...

really luv the beet leaf background :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous cards!

Denise said...

Thanks Judy, great cards...

Nancee Purdum said...

Oh such pretty cards! Love those background stamps!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love All your cards.

Becs Attwood said...

Great cards - thanks for sharing.

Robin B. said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the texture and stitching, thanks for sharing.

Nikki C said...

Your cards are all so amazing :)

Lisa H. said...

Who would have thought to use the beet top as a background? So creative! I like the embossed triangle background so much, too! Beautiful cards!

Rubina Pantoja said...

The Thanks for Being You card is amazing - I love the lace in the background.

Betty Sue said...

Super fun cards!

Kim Faucher said...

very nice backgrounds! Love seeing the different ways you can create with the stamps!

Shelley C said...

Love the beet background you created! Very creative!!!

T Blevins said...

Love the beets! Thank for inspiring all of us!

Natalie Godfrey said...

WOW! Pretty cards and I just love the background stamp

AlbinoPI said...

Love your cards. the gray and white triangle background really caught my attention. May have to get that stamp just so I can recreate that!!

Pamela Haskin said...

Great cards! I especially like the lace so much on the last card.

Linda S. said...

Great cards, Judy. The tops/leaves on the beet card are very realistic looking. Looks like you've been practicing. My love to Cooper.

BARBARA SCHMIDT said...

Love the cards.

Marilyn Cruz said...

Great cards love the veggies.

Laceysocks said...

Your cards are very nice! Thanks for sharing.

serenity6883 said...

Love your beet card, it looks so 3 dimensional. My favorite would have to be the blue card, love that color. TFS.

Karen L K said...

Nice cards Judy! That is nice to have the sentiment be the focus and you did it very well!

Dan DePasquale said...

Really love the turquoise card with beautiful bow. So elegant and "Springy" colors. Thanks for sharing!!

Janet Packer said...

Love these pretty cards!

Dawn Turley said...

what fabulous cards Judy... the beet one is so cute.

SHartl said...

These are all cute but that Beet one is my favorite! Love the background and the darling beet image!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Shelley said...

Really nice cards. Thanks

loulou said...

Fabulous cards. The beet card is great fun. Love the punny sentiments in this set. Your triangle background is stunning - love the white with the weathered wood - pastel perfection.

Suzanne C said...

Dreamy cards Judy! I love the soft blues, the fun beets and the gorgeous flowery wreath! So much inspiration in one hop!

Evelyn said...

Love the beet card. The gray triangle background is stunning and then the beautiful blue lace card - what a beauty!

Sandy Meador said...

Inspires me to do more heat embossing. Love the color combinations.

Karine said...

Love your cards, especially the thank you card!!!

~amy~ said...

Oh I love them all...especially the beet one :)

Kathy said...

Oh Judy you have done it again. Love all of your beautiful creations and treasure your friendship. See you soon!! hugs, Kathy

Jerrie said...

Very pretty cards with the new releases!!

Stephanie B. said...

I love your beet card--it made me chuckle. Cards like that are great.

Michele Clay said...

Judy, each of these cards are amazing! That beet! Simply gorgeous! Isn't Hero Arts wonderful to us?!

grammynan said...

Well done! Love that "salad" set, as a Farmers' Market fan.

graham Brand said...

Gorgeous cards -Love them all.

Renee said...

These are stunning cards!!! Can't decide which one is my fave, stuck on the 2nd and 3rd!!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Kelly Massman said...

your cards are beautiful!

Cindi Hall said...

Stunning cards, god bless you for living in an RV all that time!

gabriella said...

Beautiful cards

Gail said...

Love both of the thank you cards! Just gorgeous!

donna mikasa said...

Judy, Judy, Judy! I think I'm in love with your beet card, too! Your fussy cutting is amazing! So proud to be hopping with you...feels like old times!

kiaretta said...

Great cards. Both of them

Diane said...

All your cards are gorgeous, I especially like your thank you card.

Suzy Que said...

Wonderful cards!!! Lovin' all these new Hero Arts stamps!!! My wish list is growing longer and longer. :)

Bethany said...

I'm excited to try my hand at the floral wreath treatment.

Yolanda said...

Fabulous card. The beet card is just too cute. :)

Lee Anne said...

Beautiful! I especially love the wreath card!

Rema said...

Beautiful cards!

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