Friday, January 13, 2012

Hero Arts Hostess 2012 Catalog Blog Hop




Hello! Happy Friday!  I am so excited to be part of the 2012 Catalog Blog Hop with the Hero Hostesses! (day 5)  You should have arrived here from the Hero Arts Blog!  This time last year my dream came true and I was asked to be a Hero Arts Hostess!  I loved it and love now that I get to be part of this!  Hero Arts rocks!

P R I Z E S. 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!

B R O K E N   L I N K S. If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Club Blog. Also, please report broken links to Tami.

My first card features one of my favorite stamps from the new 2012 catalog:




                              This card has also been removed for publication!




My next card is a CAS Valentine Card:


Products used:  Untitled Heart, Newspaper BackgroundYear Round Sentiments, red pigment ink ny colorbox, clear embossing powder.


I stamped with red pigment ink the heart and clear embossed it, and stamped the newspaper background over top.  Added some rhinestones and a sweet sentiment!

I made another card with the Untitled Heart set, a more romantic one:

Products used:   Untitled Heart, Year Round Sentiments, Old Letter Writing, red and raspberry pigment ink by colorbox, angel pink memento ink, antique linen th distress ink, Hero Arts lace.

I stamped the old letter writing in antique linen and than stamped over top the hearts in the various inks, some I second stamped to have a lighter image.  I stamped and cut out the heart in red and popped it up with foam squares and stamped the sentiment.  I wanted to add lace but when I tried white and cream it blended in so I colored it pink myself.  I ran the white lace under my ink pad a few times and spritzed it with water (so that the color runs through!) and let it dry in the sun!  And there you go!  A romantic card for my hubby!


Before you go I wanted to let you know that I will be giving away this 6 by 6 pad by Basic Grey to anyone who leaves a comment here.  You do not need to be a follower of my blog but I would love it if you were!  I will leave this open until Sunday January 15th, 2012.


The Basic Grey pads with matching Hero Arts stamps are some of my favorites!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you continue along the hop because I know you will be inspired!  Your next stop is the super talented and my hostess sister Heather Maria!  I can't wait to see what she has in store I know you will be inspired!

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naneruth said...

Beautiful! I especially like the blue one.

judkajudi said...

Anita, I love your work! That tulip stamp is already a favorite of mine and I can't wait to try that technique of coloring on the Versamark ink! Your valentines are precious!!

Scrapthat said...

Very pretty! TFS!

Jacqueline said...

They are all beautiful!! Love the tulips on the Newspaper stamped image!

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration. Margaret K

Sarah J. Moerman said...

These are beautiful, Anita! Love the different looks you got using the same stamps!

CinnamonSally said...

Just fabulous Anita, I need to add that Tulip stamp to my wish lists. I have also found a new technique, cool embossing, must have missed that on Lisa's Blog.

Heather Maria said...

Oh wow Anita, what fabulous cards! What a fantastic colours combination on the first card and I love your design and mix of stamps! The second card is so pretty! The colourful tulips looks so beautiful against the Newpaper Background - must try that technique! Both of your Valentines are adorable and so romantic looking! Thanks for all the inspiration:):)

Nancy said...

Beautiful cards, Anita! I love the way you have shown the versatility of the Newspaper Tulips. I just might have to buy this one!

Dotty Jo said...

Your cards are gorgeous and showcase the new products to perfection! Jo x

Suzanne C said...

Love your tulips and how you showed them in two different beautiful designs. Same with the hearts! Such inspiration! Lovely valentines.

Annette said...

wow these are all amazing...I love all those hearts.. and beautiful tulips...thanks for sharing...

stamping sue said...

I like what you did with the newsprint tulip image. very creative cards.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Lin said...

What a treat, Anita! LOVE that your cards all used newspaper print as a common theme! Love them all, but your final Valentine is my fave - this will be CASEd many times, I'm sure!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the cards you made... so beautiful. Thank you for being so generous with your Basic Grey paper ... enjoy your weekend.

Helene said...

Great projects, I love those newspaper stamps, they're so versatile

Jamie said...

Very pretty cards!

Lee said...

Beautiful cards. Love those tulip and heart stamps.

Miriam Prantner said...

These are all gorgeous! Love the embossing, my favorite is that first one. The tulips are so striking!

MicheyMoo said...

Such stunning cards, Anita...I love them all, but am especially taken with the third card. Love the elegant and clean layout. xx

KalySto said...

Gorgeous tulip cards!

Deborah said...

Love all these - especially how you showed different ways to use the same stamp!

Carrie said...

Wonderful cards, so many good ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Jennie said...

Love your cards, such nice designs! Love what you did with embossing the flowers and the one stamped with markers. Your heart designs are so pretty and LOVE the one with the collage of hearts! SWEET!

walchowDesign said...

All cards are stunning and has it's own style although you used the same stamps, Anita! TFS!

Danielle said...

Just beautiful! I love the first one, and the CAS valentine!

Cardcrafter said...

I love the romantic look of the Valentine hearts card! And what two different looks from one stamp on the newsprint tulips! You truly have an "eye"! Thank you for your projects!

Krista W said...

Beautiful, I really love the colored tulips and the last valentine.

sheila said...

Oh Anita, what great examples you gave! I love that tulip stamp! There is so much versatility with it!

judy said...

Lovely cards, Anita! I love the
different looks you achieved with the
Tulip stamp.

Cindy C. said...

Fabulous card Anita! That tulip stamp sure is pretty, and the last card is so sweet! Thanks for sharing your creativities!

Janet L. said...

I love, love, love tulips and you've done an outstanding job of showcasing them! I also want/need the newspaper background stamp!

Dwita said...

Love your work. The cards with the tulips are awesome.

gberry14 said...

Anita! The tulips on the yellow are just stunning and I love all your beautiful cards! Thanks for warming up a wintry January day!-Leesa Berry

Pammejo said...

Beautiful cards, love the Newsprint stamp, I know I have to have it. Thanks for sharing. pammejo1@yahoo.com

Sue McRae said...

I don't know what it is about the Newspaper Tulips but they make me happy! Love your creations with them, especially the blue & yellow card.

Deb said...

I am in love with the newsprint background, I think one wants to come live at my house!

adele holcomb said...

Great variety of cards using the same stamps in different ways. Thanks for the inspiraton!

Bianca van Noort said...

Love your cards, lovely creations....

Anonymous said...

Love how you used the new stamps. Love that tulip stamp.
Bev

Melinda Abrahamson said...

Those newspaper tulips are calling my name. I love your colorful example with the red base. Really terrific!

Anonymous said...

all the cards are great, i am really loving the newspaper background and so great with the flowers stamped over it!!!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Lisa K said...

Beautiful. I really like the tulip on the newsprint stamp.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

These cards are fabulous, Anita! Love that first one. :)

Trudi said...

Those are great cards Heather! I'm thinking I'm going to have to get that newsprint tulips stamp soon :) I will have to try that technique you did on your 2nd card.

Barbara said...

I love all your cards...they are all beautiful, really beautiful. I appreciate the fact that you gave some detailed instruction on the techniques that you used. That is so helpful! Thanks!

Amrita said...

Very pretty cards! The versamark plus markers technique sounds very interesting.

Marijke Maris said...

Beautiful cards, especially the newspaper tulip ones. Marijke Maris

Megan Aaron said...

beautiful creations! love that colored tulip one!

Scrappin' With Kimmy said...

I LOVE what you did with the newspaper tulips! Gorgeous! I also love your romantic card for your hubby! I just may have to scraplift that one...LOL. I love your blog and am now a new follower. TFS!

Jennifer S. said...

Lovely cards!!! Love those tulips and newspaper stamp!! Awsome job!!

Irene said...

What great cards....love the new releases and you really made them sing!!!

KYCrafter said...

LOVED your cards!! I subscribed to your blog too! Thanks for offering the Basic Grey pads! I hope I can win one! (fingers crossed) Keep up the great work!

Cindy said...

Oh wow, I really love your cards today! Makes me really want that flower stamp!

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful cards, Anita! I can't wait to try Lisa's technique--thanks for the inspiration!

Debstamps said...

Great projects Anita! Love the deeper blue/mustard combination you used as a twist on the blue and white! Terrific Valentines too!

Unknown said...

Beatiful cards! Love your variety! Very inspirational!

Julie S. said...

Super great cards. I just love the new stamps. Thank you so much for sharing and a chance to win.
julieshearer@sbcglobal.net

Linda said...

wonderful cards, Anita! Thank you for sharing and explaining your techniques!

cheiron said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous work Anita! Been holding off on that tulip stamp, but must get it now!

Barb said...

You've showcased these stamps beautifully, Anita! Love every card! The tulips look so pretty against the newspaper background! Wonderful way to start off the hop today! :)

Carol Mc said...

Your cards are beautiful. My favorite would have to be the one with the newsprint, red heart and black sentiment. thank you for the inspiration.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I've got the newsprint tulips, but now I see I need the newsprint background!!! Love the embossed heart, fabulous job.

Cathy Fong said...

Fabulous work, Anita!! love ur technique, thanks for sharing it with me :) love your new profile photo!

Jeanne said...

Love your cards! That newsprint tulip stamp is really versatile.

RedGem said...

I just love all your cards... I will have to look at these stamps and add them to my "growing" collection. Tks for sharing!

bethann said...

what great projects. so bold and grahpic

stlbarb said...

Newspaper tulips! I'm seeing a lot of newspaper stamps in my future. Love your cards!

Hannah. F said...

Love card 2 and 4! Thanks for sharing!

Daria Z. said...

Anita, I love all of your cards...and I think that the newspaper tulips is going to be added to my wish list. Love what you did with that stamp!

Sandy M said...

Cute Cards!!

Buffe said...

I really like the style of your cards.... very appealing.

Cindy said...

Lovely cards!

Beastybunny said...

The cards are wonderful! So bright and whimsical! Love them! great work.

Theresa said...

Anita, your cards are all beautiful! I especially like the color combination you chose in your first card. It's really striking!

Marina said...

All cards are very pretty. Especially I liked red Happy Birthday one.

Linda E said...

I so love how you used all the
newspaper print images. Thank you for sharing them.

veronica said...

i love your blog banner. it looks great.

Brenda said...

I love the look of the Tulips on your first card with the gorgeous distressed edges! Those hearts are too precious! Thanks for the inspiration Anita!

Susanne V. said...

Beautiful cards! Love all those stamps with the newspaper print! Which one should I buy first?

Gilda said...

I love how you've used the new tulip stamp!

Teresa W. said...

Beautiful cards, Anita. Love how you used the newspaper background stamp and the last card is gorgeous.

Marsha said...

Wonderful cards. I really like that newsprint BG. Thank you for the ideas.

Pam said...

These cards are great! Love what you've done with the tulips... another addition for my wishlist. Your valentines are lovely!

Velvet said...

The tulip stamp is so cute, but my favorites from this poet are your 2 Valentine's Day card, really like the layout and color combo on both!

Virginia L. said...

WAY to rock the blog hop, Anita!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the cards today! I adore how you showcased these new stamps! Each one of them is GORGEOUS!! How generous of you to have this giveaway of BG paper! xo

Robin K. said...

Hi Anita!! I just love your style!!! That newspaper print tulip is on my list now!!! I really love your romantic Valentine too!! BTW, your new profile photo is really nice! Hugs, Robin :)

Ellie said...

LOVE all of your cards, but the last one, the romantic one, would be my favorite!

Deirdre said...

Anita - I totally love what you created for today. Beautiful cards.

marla said...

What beautiful tulip cards. Thanks for a chance to win some fun new papers that would make some GREAT projects!!

k2designsnyc said...

Anita - your card are soooo BEAUTIFUL!!!

Anonymous said...

great cards Anita. So many great ideas.

Margaret Kaznowska

gerrie said...

Great ideas! The chocolate and red combination was stunning. I enjoyed seeing the newsprint used in various ways.Thanks!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your Cards Girly...you rocked those new stamps!! Hugs....

inkytoes said...

i like them all. always love tulips. i especially like the last card with the hearts and lace. so cool.

Christy said...

I love your creativity! Thanks for the inspiration! I'm new to stamping so I will be visiting your blog often! :)

מימס mimms said...

Gorgeous cards!
thank you for the inspiration ! :o))

Jennifer said...

Beautiful, Anita! I especially like the 2nd card - love the tulips on top of the newsprint. TFS!

Mildred Mildew said...

Love that Newspaper BG and the Tulips how they work so well together! They are definately going on my 'wish list'!

Susan said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colors of the first one! Thanks for all the ideas!

Michelle said...

Oh how beautiful, Anita! All your cards are wonderful!

Jackie said...

I love your cards, especially the valentines ones

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards--I like the white embossing on the first card.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Laura Jane said...

LOVE the TATTERED edges on the first card.

Amanda said...

Delightful! I love the newsprint background combined with the hearts.

Nadine Mogg said...

Beautiful! Each and every one is just beautiful! I so love seeing the many ways one stamp can be used.

diana said...

Great cards! Thanks for the ideas & inspiration! ;-)

Bunnyfreak said...

Love how you mix the patterned papers with your stamping like in the first card. I had to pin it.

Dorothy C. said...

What a great group of cards! Thanks for sharing Lisa's embossing technique. I will definitely try it.

Lynn said...

I really like those tulips too. Wonderful creations!

Kailash said...

Very pretty cards, love how you used the tulip stamp!!

joy said...

Really love your tulip cards and the heart ones, too! So many pretty new stamps this time around; I will have to choose wisely - if that's even possible!!!

Thanks for the chance to win the BG paper pad, too!

~ Demae ~ said...

nice cards!! i love the second one.And the paper pad are great. Thanks for the chance to win

charli said...

love all the newspaper goodness!

Jan Garber said...

I always love when I see text print and flowers! Love your projects!

Alle mooie dingen said...

love the last card... the stamp i "must" have!
thanks for a change to win
greetings
Anita
http://alle-mooie-dingen.blogspot.com/

Kaori said...

Your cards are really cute !!

Kathy Eddy said...

I love your cards. That is a great stamp! I placed a huge order after Day 1, but somehow didn't see the newspaper background one. Will have to watch for it locally now. It's a must have. LOL

Melinda F. said...

Your cards are beautiful!

PiecesByEmily said...

Anita, these cards are so beautiful. I especially LOVE the CAS valentine card with newspaper background stamp.

Dotukas said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for the great inspiration!

Suz said...

Your cards are lovely and personable. Easy to copy, easy to mass produce. Good choice for a valentine favorite. Thanks for sharing.

Judy1223 said...

Anita, WOW! What a way to start off the blog hop today! I love all your cards, and am particularly fond of the tulips (great technique...thanks for the explanation)!

Scrapycandy said...

I like all the ideas on your blog and your v cards have given me loads of inspiration. Thank you.

Marissa said...

I absolutely LOVE the colors in your first card. It's a unique color combination I just don't see much. Thanks for the inspiration!

Irene said...

Oh so cute....I love these new HA stamps and you really made them shine!

RachelB said...

Great projects!

Barb Ghig said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creations with us, and for a chance to win some HA goodies!

Unknown said...

so many lovely cards! and the newspaper tulips is a must-have stamp!
Thanks
Holly

Thalia said...

I LOVE your cards! Simple, yet elegant. Thanks for all the instructions.

Yogi said...

so pretty. Love the tulip stamp and especially on your red card.

Anonymous said...

Oh! Your cards are beautiful!!

Carol said...

Your cards are all wonderful. I just love that Newspaper Tulip besides the background stamp. Thank you for sharing your creations with us all.

SannaS said...

beautiful delicate cards!! =)
hugs, SannaS

cardsbymo said...

The card with the heart collage is my favorite. The colors are so vibrant!

Heather T said...

Love all of the card designs!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

any63 said...

beautiful cards!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fabulous cards!!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful cards! You really make that Newspaper tulip shine! Coloring in each bulb in a different color makes it so pretty! Great start to the Friday!

Suzan D said...

Loving the newspaper print stamps. Very nice.

Hilde van Rijnsoever said...

Beautiful cards Anita!

Eve said...

Luv these different cards, using the same stamp and/or colors and/or designs! Great EYE CANDIES! thanks! :-)

Rachel said...

Your cards are so gorgeous! I love all the different "newspaper" stamps! So much dimension and fun! :)

Michelle W said...

I'm so loving the tulip stamp. You've sealed the deal with me with your cards. I love the technique you shared. It's a new one for me. Thank you!

Debie said...

Oh Anita! Both of those stamps are on my list...so I loved your ideas with the newspaper tulips and the untitled heart! Wow, thanks!

Cathy A said...

Anita lovely cards, love the mini tutorial on how you embossed the heart too!

Karina Beck said...

Beautiful beautiful cards! TFS!

Melony said...

love the cards. Thanks for sharing
Melony

luvmysilhouette said...

Fabulous inspiring wonderful work...Love the newsprint sooooooo much...TFS Anita xo

Atticelf said...

I really, really love your first card especially. Those colors together are spot on!

Anonymous said...

Those tulip cards are awesome and the valentine cards are "lovely"!

Happy Day

Julie H in MN

PS - Just became a follower of your blog :-)

Karen said...

I really admire your cards and creativity! Thank you for showing different looks using the same stamp and for sharing tips and techniques you used.

CanadianScraps43 said...

What a beautiful array of cards Anita. Love the different takes using the same stamps. That is what I love about HA Stamps always so versatile that a stamp can be used so many different ways. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Beautiful cards Anita...I need to try that technique you did on the tulips. It's GORGEOUS!!

Linda said...

such lovely cards! Love all the new HA stamps being showcased on the blogs.And that Indie Bloom paper pack looks divine! Thanks for the chance to win.

Katie said...

Awesome cards. I love that last one. Coloring ribbon is one of my favorite things :D

Dotchie said...

Love both the tulip and heart card--but the layering on that heart card is just incredible. I'm coming back to it this weekend to try and replicate. Amazing to me!

Arlene said...

You've done wonders with the newspaper tulip and newspaper background. They give me a message of "even though we all have a busy life, I'm thinking of you feeling."

Tina said...

Anita, your cards are gorgeous. I am waiting for my tulips to arrive and I love all the inspiration here.

Anonymous said...

I love your cards and hope to get my hands on that tulip stamp very soon!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for sharing different ways to use the new stamps. Love anything Basic Grey especially the 6x6 pads.

Leni said...

Hi Anita, thank you for all the idea's with the tulips! I recently bought this stamp but didn't use it so far. the cards with the hearts are also inspirational!

Scrapdolly said...

Love the way you have used the newsprint stamp especially

Jean Lindsay said...

Thanks for sharing Anita! I love the new stamps, and the button & twine you used on the first card!

ChrisM said...

I really like the Tulip Newsprint stamp. Will add it on to my Wish List!

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous cards, Anita! I too love the tulip stamp, and you have inspired me to get mine inked up!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Anita,
I love all of your cards. I especially love your second card with the colored embossed tulips.

GrammaSue said...

I love your ideas. Now I am sure I need that newsprint stamp! LOL

brenda said...

Gorgeous cards and I really like the birthday one with the tulips on the newsprint background. Definitely going to have to try that technique!

Anonymous said...

love the way you used the tulips stamps on two different cards. Great job!

small t said...

Great cards! I love the last one with all the hearts! xx

Jennie P. said...

Oh gosh, I just loved all the cards, but my favorite is the one with all the hearts!

conil said...

Simply outstanding. Really like what you did with the tulip newspaper stamp and all the hearts, especially the pink and red card. Exceptional work. Kudos.

Melissa said...

I love the twine!!! I have to start using mine!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards!!!

Robin said...

Your cards are beautiful, thanks for showing different ways to use one stamp, great inspiration!!

Tracy said...

I love all of your cards! I also love how you stamped the tulips on the newspaper image!

Sandy G said...

What lovely stylish cards. The first tulip one in my favorite love the colour and simple lines.

Nancy said...

Anita, you totally rocked these cards...each one is such fabulous inspiration. I'll be adding some more stamps to my wishlist too!

Karen said...

Great cards I think the first is my fav. I love the touch of black with the twine. All are wonderful!!

Anita said...

These are all so lovely.

creative-leeyours said...

Just love the Valentines! The newspaper stamp is so versatile and your colors are fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Karen G.42. said...

Love all of your cards, thanks for sharing!

Dana D. said...

Your cards are terrific Anita. Love the colors you used on the first one.

Yvette said...

Beautiful cards, so inspirational!

Maria Doricheva said...

Gorgeous cards, Anita! I love the tulip stamp!

Juut said...

Your cards are gorgeous. I love the tulips.

Chunyuan said...

beautiful projects. love the colors you used on your cards.

Karen said...

The tulips are my favorite from this release and you made gorgeous cards with them.

Jnett said...

Love the cards, especially the ones with the newsprint.

Katie said...

I love all of your cards! All so different! I love how you embossed the tulips on patterned paper for your fist card. And I love the heart collage for your last card. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Isabel said...

Loved how you overstamped the hearts on the antique writing

Karen L said...

LOVE all the newsprint images and your heart card is fabulous. The newspaper tulip card is so gorgeous, I NEED those stamps! I signed up as a follower by email...can't wait to browse the rest of your blog.

Dawn said...

You are such an ambassador for Hero Arts with these Anita. I love seeing what all you talented ladies have produced. Your cards are just amazing Anita.

Marilyn C. said...

I must have that newspaper background - it really makes a cool card. Thanks for the giveaway.

denise said...

don't you just love all the newsprint stamps? I love your projects showcasing them!

Grá said...

All beautiful cards, but the 3rd one really stands out for me :)

Anne said...

Gorgeous creations Anita- love them all but really love the romantic one the best! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration :)

Dee in N.H. said...

Sweet cards!! I love how you embossed the tulips on that patterned paper!

Meghan said...

I loved all your cards. I really love the newsprint background stamp!

Chris D. said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you can give the same basic set up a completely different look!

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