Thursday, January 23, 2014

Hero Hostess Blog Hop!

Hello there!  I am absolutely delighted to be taking part in the 2014 Catalog Blog Hop with the Hero Arts Hostesses!  I will never forget my delight in 2011 about this time of year when I got that email asking me to be a hostess!  I cried with joy!  Hero Arts stamps have always been and always will be my favorite.  The company is run amazingly by amazing and talented people, and the stamps are such high quality and great images!




You should have arrived here from the super talented Emily's blog or if you would like to start at the beginning please visit the Hero Arts Blog!  



Hero Arts will be  giving away three big prize packs containing an assortment of brand new products from the 2014 catalogue.  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!
Today I will be sharing two cards with you!  They both use the set Lil Hoot OWH
I love this set!  The images are so cute and the sentiments are unique and perfect! This set has been quite popular by us Hostesses because it's such a great set! 




For this card I also used the Hero Arts set New Ideas.  I stamped the numbered note pad with Hero Arts Tide Pool ink and adhered it on an angle.  I stamped the bears with black staz on and using inks and water and a small paint brush I painted them.  I used some patterned paper by My Minds Eye's Cupids Arrow #14.  I thought that the hearts were fitting as you can see the love between the bears!  I can't wait to slide this card into one of my sweet kids lunch!  I finished the card with enamel dots as I love them! 








I love felt since I work with it for my wreaths and I decided to stamp the elephants on some wool grey felt!  Don't the elephants look so cute?  I stamped them twice once on white felt and fussy cut the husk and nails! It was easy I used staz on black ink and just held the stamp there longer so the ink could "seep" into the material and slowly pulled it away.  I added googly eyes as it made them so much cuter!  For this card I also used the Hero Arts background stamp Tiny Flag Background.  I stamped it with Hero Arts Mint Julep.  Added a strip of patterned paper by My Minds eye and some enamel dots!
Well that's it for me!  I hope I've left you inspired and wanting to also get some new Hero Arts stamps! :>  The next stop along the hop is the wonderful Nancy!   

But I can't leave you without the chance to win a prize!  You can win both these stamps!  ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LEAVE A COMMENT AND YOUR EMAIL!  YOU WILL ONLY HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN IF YOU LEAVE A EMAIL SO I CAN CONTACT YOU!  If you are wary of leaving your email type it out like myemail @ gmail dot com.  I would also love it if you liked my facebook page!  I keep it better updated.  Click here to go to it!  To search it's Anita Rex Designs


Thank you and have a super amazing day!

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heidi @ ggip said...

I love the stamping on felt!!

Nancy said...

Just so sweet, colorful and cheerful! Great designs!

snappy scrappy said...

So adorable!!!

Arlene said...

Love the critters - just so darn cute. Happy to be hopping with you!

Kanan Pandya said...

Adorable cards, love how you have used all these stamps together. Thanks for the inspiration. :-)

Anonymous said...

Love your cards...they are inspiring me yo try felt.LindaG

Shannon Zuklich said...

the little animals are so darn cute! i will have to agree the googly eyes on the elephants add to their charm :)

Carol Perry said...

What sweet cards you made. I really need to pick this one up.

Diane Stricker said...

Super cute cards. I have this set and love the idea of stamping on the felt. Thanks

Nana Griffin said...

So very cute! Makes some really sweet kids cards. gran4u @ yahoo dot com

Nancy K said...

Adorable cards, Anita! Those sets are so darned cute!

Katie Bolinger said...

What a cool idea stamping on felt. Looks great.

VARedGem said...

What a wonderful stamp set... must get! This could be used for anniversary cards as well.

judkajudi said...

I love the cards you made using those adorable critters!! And stamping the elephant on felt was genius!! So fun hopping with you, hostess sister!! Hugs.

Jayne said...

So sweet.

Jayne said...

Love this set and what you did with it.

Kelly Booth said...

LOOOOOOOOOVE your cards Anita just Perfect!! xoxo

Barb said...

Darling cards, Anita! I love, love, love the felt elephants - soooo sweet! So happy to be hopping with you this week! ♥

Betty said...

such cute cards!

cheryltownley said...

That stamp set is just so cute! I like the way that you have used it.

paperpicnic said...

Both of your cards are wonderful! Love the felt elephant, such a great idea!

Jocelyn Olson said...

These are super cute, Anita! I love how you used the set. That's cool that you stamped on felt.

Tammy J said...

Awesome cards and I just love those little bears. So stinking cute. TFS

steph l said...

I'm such a sucker for animals. Adorns! Thanks for sharing!

cutiephinphin said...

What sweet cards they are… Thanks for sharing.

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

Such adorable little creatures and I love what you did with them.

jenway9 said...

Adorable cards!

jenway9 @ libertybb .com

jenway9 said...

Adorable Cards.

jenway9 @ liberty bb .com

Celine Blacow said...

Love the use of felt for the elephants, I've not seen that before! I have that set and you make me want to go and use it right this second!

Email: celine blacow gmail com

Robyn said...

These cards are so cute! Love how you stamped the elephants on felt!

Brenda in IN said...

I love those felt elephants. What a great idea. I didn't know you could stamp on felt. Both of these cards are so darn cute. alfwilk@yahoo.com.

adele holcomb said...

Cute, cute cards, and I believe this is one of the sets where a portion of the proceeds goes to Operation Write Home. I like the angled tag.
adele_h@yahoo.com

grandmato19 said...

What a grand idea to stamp the elephants on felt! It turns out so well! Great cards!
debvasel@gmail.com

Virginia L. said...

Both cards are absolutely DARLING, Anita!! Love the use of felt for the elephants especially! And of course, you are the Queen of Felt Wreath, what can be better than felt? Way to rock this blog hop!

Torrie said...

I love your color choices. The felt makes those elephants even sweeter.

Kailash said...

Your cards are delightful, love the elephants on felt with the goodly eyes, too adorable!!
kailashn2003@yahoo.com

Kathy (krolski) said...

Adorable cards Anita! Love the felt elephants and love the hearts on the first card. Also love hopping with you this week! :)

Maureen Morton said...

Ah, Anita! These little critters have my heart, big-time. You have used them so sweetly! I love your backgrounds, too. Thanks for sharing.

joy said...

What cute cards! I know that your kids would love either one and the use of the gray and white felt is a great idea. Thanks for your inspiration, Anita!

Harriet Skelly said...

What perfect cards for OWH - love the critters! hskelly at pacbell dot net

Tiffany Ervin said...

Awww! Super, super sweet cards, Anita!! Love all the fluttering hearts on the background of your first card! Great hopping with you! Hope you are getting around to feeling better! Hugs!

Patricia said...

Love those gray felt elephants! Too cute! I have never tried this technique. Hope mine turns out as well as yours! Thanks for the extra giveaway too!

Patricia said...

Forgot to leave my email address. it is pafoit@gmail.com

Diana N. said...

Cute card with interesting colors. the felt elephants really catch the eye.

Lysa said...

SUPER cute! Love the elephants on felt!

Barbara said...

Cute cards and I love the stamping on the felt. What a great idea to add more dimension and texture to a card with this technique!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the cute cards. Like the animals & especially like the wiggle eyes. Email address, please subsymbols for words in parens & no blanks:
sunshine_honeybee2004 (at sign) yahoo (dot) com
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

donna mikasa said...

Super adorable cards, Anita!

Chark said...

they look fab on felt!

Chark said...

they look fab on felt!

gabriella said...

The elephant cards sweet, thanksforshowing

Kelly Massman said...

your cards are darling--especially the first one; and thanks so much for a chance to win. I am really into owls right now!!! kmassman (gmail)

Casey-Diane said...

Love these stamps and thanks for sharing your amazing creations with us!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Your cards are too cute--love the stamps that you used.

Barb said...

Great cards!

Linda T said...

Such sweet cards! I love the backgrounds and the animals. I love you're color choices. You're felt elephants are just adorable. Thank you for sharing you're lovely cards. Thank you also for a chance for you're give away. I started following you on facebook under Linda Vra.
My addy is onlyalady at gmail dot com.

Gloria Reynolds said...

Just adorable...loved the felt elephants!

Jackie Parkins said...

Those are so adorable - perfect for OWH!

Agnes Dobek said...

beautiful cards, I especially love the Valentine's Day one.

Claire Boyd said...

i am certainly going to try stamping on felt. The elephants look fabulous !

Cheryl I said...

Your cards are so happy! I couldn't help but smile just looking at those adorable bears. They would make anyone's day brighter and that's the reason I make cards. Thanks so much for the chance to win some prizes! cherinfo@comcast.net

Deborah Nolan said...

Anita, these cards are so stinking CUTE!!! Awesome, awesome, awesome!

Heather Maria said...

Aw Anita, your cards are absolutely adorable! Love your designs and all your special touches! What a brilliant idea to stamp the elephants on felt - it gives such great texture!

Sue McRae said...

Such cutie cards Anita. The grey felt is perfect for the elephants, gives them such great texture!

Laura Norris said...

Super cute!! I love that set too!

jamie said...

Love the cards....such a cute stamp set.

Donna Whitten said...

Such cute cards! Thanks for sharing.

Mildred Mildew said...

These are such cute cards Anita. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Amy C. said...

I really like your cards! Thanks for the inspiration!
clayandamy@sbcglobal.net

jeannine said...

Sweet cards! I was just going to pull out that stamp set...love it!! I also love the tiny flags background and seeing the different ways everyone is using it! Great felt elephants too!!
J9cj at optonline dot net

Laura said...

Thanks Anita for sharing your lovely creations.
pane.fustella @ gmail dot com

Ava said...

Anita, these are just so sweet. I love how you worked the felt into the first card. So clever!!

Maeghan M. said...

Gosh that elephant pair is just so adorable! TFS!!!

Mandee Teel said...

Super cute!!! :)

ThePurplePlace said...

HI ANita,
Your cards are both so adorable. I am already in love with the sweet little Bear Hugs card and have already bought that set for my Hero Stash. Hugs is my favorite sentiment, so I had to have it!

I'm also a new follower and love the design of your blog. I think min is overdue for a makeover, especially after seeing so many awesome new designs.

See you over in the Hero Group and thanks for sharing!!

ThePurplePlace said...

I love both your sweet cards and also love this new stamp set and hae it in my Hero Stash. Now I need to add the fabulous background stamps you used, as they both look awesome.

I also love your blog design and have been admiring many of the fabulous blogs on the hop. I think it's time I found someone to design a new blog for me. Wish I knew how to make such great headers etc.!!

Thanks for sharing your talents and for you generous prize too!!

Happy Crafting,
Lisa

Skraperella said...

Your cards are gorgeous Anita! Love the colors you have used. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win :

Scrapthat said...

Super cute! TFS
Dolly
mattmars@telusdotcom

Efrat said...

Both cards are just gorgeous. First time I see stamping on felt - absolutely adorable. Thanks for the change to win the two stamps.
efrat.strassberg @ gmail dot com

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous cards Anita, great to hop with you again!

Angelnorth said...

Cute cards with cute stamps, love the felt elephants!

judy said...

Adorable cards, Anita!

Greta said...

Hi Anita--Such fun cards! Love the critters in felt--great idea! Hugs, Greta
ghessdogs2@yahoo.com

Dana Joy said...

Anita your cards are so fun and cute! Love the flet elephants. Simply adorable!

Iris said...

Super cute cards - love the critters and the backgrounds. The felt is perfect for the elephants and I love the googly eyes.
isoscia@aol.com

steph said...

What cute cards, love them.

Kristie Goulet said...

Sweet cards. Thank you for the chance to win.

thisday at ne dot rr dot com

Annelies said...

I'm happy to see these funny animals again! Love this great set more and more! Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies (scrapannelies at yahoo dot com)

Karla said...

Cute, cute, super cute cards!!! Thanks for a chance to win!

Gail said...

Your cards are fabulous = like those google eyes!! thank you for the hop and for giving us a chance to win that lovely stamp set as well - have a wonderful day! Gail
here is my email:
utb01 @att dot net

Michelle said...

Your cards are so adorable! Thanks for sharing!

lunersilver said...

These cards are SOOO cute :) Thanks for some great ideas on how to use the cute animal stamps!

Unknown said...

I just love that Lil Hoot set!
thanks for some cute ideas in owrking with the set
thanks
Holly

Rachel K said...

Your cards are so cute! I just love those critters! :) The elephants look awesome stamped on felt, so clever!
rachel dot kulcsar at gmail dot com

Amy Pjura said...

cute cards!

arleen said...

such cute cards, thanks for the chance of winning... my addy is mrs_csg@yahoo.com

Deborah said...

Both of these cards are adorable the felt elephant brilliant ! The enamel dots always are a great finishing touch have a great day

Scrapycandy said...

Hearts and hugs. I just cannot get enough of that card! cbee @ inbox dot com

Lucille K said...

Your cards are sooo cute Anita. TY :)

BeverlyBL said...

Those animal pairs are just precious. Love the elephants on the felt. I would have never thought to try that. Like that notebook page, too. Cute stuff.

Penny Reed said...

Such adorable cards! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win some goodies!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such cute cards! I love those little mama/baby pairings! Thanks for the chance to win too! mprantner at gmail dot com

Gail said...

Too darn cute -that's all I can say.

brenda said...

What a great idea to stamp on the felt and it made the elephants even cuter (if that's possible) :) bmeilak at cox dot net

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

So so cute. Love the designs.

Joyce Casaldi said...

Such cute googly eyes! Great card!

Donna Cala said...

So cute. the tiny flags stamp is my current favorite.

Shelly said...

Aww...These are just too cute! :) Love the colors of each card and those little felt elephants...ADORABLE!

Larissa Heskett said...

Wow!! LOVING the creative cards you shared for today!! Such great designs and loving your color combos!! Thanks so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

Larissa Heskett said...

Forgot to lave my email!! Sorry!! ;)
Larissa Heskett.
Mcclar26@yahoo.com

Valerie Wood said...

These cards are so cute. Love the idea of stamping on material. I have to try that!

Gina said...

Oh these are super cute cards.

Deeps said...

Your cards are so cute. Love that stamp set.

Gail Mc Nerney said...

Love both your cards....very good idea on using felt and ink...I gotta try that...very very cute!!

CathyL said...

Your cards are adorable, Anita!

Anita in France said...

Adorable, Anita ... I particularly love the texture and googly eyes on those sweet elephants!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Adorable cards! Thanks for sharing :)

Fiona said...

Love that you stamped the elephants on felt and added gogly eyes, how creative, and that background stamped in my favourite colour, how could I not love it!
Fiona

cghundley said...

Very cute cards!
This stamp set
is wonderful.
Love the felt
on the elephants.
Carla from Utah
chph4evr@msn.com

cghundley said...

Also liked your
FB page.
Carla from Utah
chph4evr@msn.com

Mary-Anne V said...

I love this set too...adorable cards.

Kim Potts said...

Those elephants are adorable. The felt really makes them come to life. So cute!

sharon l-s said...

Absolutely adorable cards. Your comment on stamping the elephant on gray felt reminds me I have a ton of felt material in all kinds of colors. Thanks for sharing.

sharon l-s said...

Forgot the email in case I win. Really love the cards. slls at erinet dot com Thanks for the op to win and sharing the cards

Linda said...

These cards are so cute with the smiles on the animals faces. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Jeanie said...

super cute card.

Jeanie said...

I forgot to leave my e-mail. It is raymej@sbcglobal.net Super cute card and also liked your facebook page.

Barb Ghig said...

Your cards are absolutely adorable, Anita! Thanks so much for being part of the hop...I really enjoyed visiting your blog!

Mary-Anne V said...

So sorry but I forgot to add my email address...jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

Graciellie CH said...

Great! Lovely elephants indeed...

Thank you for that extra giveaway...

http://gracielliedesign.blogspot.com/
graciellieCH at gmail dot com

Dottie J said...

stamping on felt?!! so creative! Love it!

Debra said...

What a great tip...never knew I could stamp on felt. Really cute.

Annmarie Demotto said...

I love all your adorable cards I just became a grandma first time and I can see making these adorable cards to celebrate a special day for the grand baby

Annie Wills said...

Love how cheery your cards are...thanks so much for sharing them!

Linda E. said...

What cute cards. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Suzi said...

The felt was the perfect "touch!"
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Cat Craig said...

Adorable cards Anita, those felt elephants--too cute. catluvspaper (at)gmail.com

stlbarb said...

Love those animals. Great cards!

nancy said...

Great cards! What a creative idea to felt the elephants!

Bev Hill said...

Love your cards, especially the felt elephants, such a cute idea. This is one of my most favorite stamp sets in this release.

Melinda Ferraz said...

Really cute cards!!

Colorado Crafter said...

Wonderful cards!! Would love to be eligible for your prize as well as the HA prize, but just won't leave my e-mail address out there for just anyone to see. Most companies and bloggers just announce their winners and let them make contact for the prize.

JanLee said...

The felt is such a great addition! Your cards are so cute!

wimzcl1 said...


The felt elephants are a very nice touch.

jp said...

Your cards are just adorable! Stamping on felt.......love it!

Jona Moughty said...

love the idea of stamping on felt! another inspiration! Thks

Memories by Manda said...

cute cards - love the googly eyes! Thanks for the extra giveaway too. memoriesbymanda AT gmail DOT com

karenelr said...

Oh how I adore your cards! I do so love the new Lil' Hoot OWH stamp set! Darling! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway, too!

comp_widow@hotmail.com

Barb said...

very cute cards.

Moid Ali said...

Thanks for the giveaway!


Email: moiali26@me.com

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love how you used Lil Hoot and the Tiny Flags, Anita! Especially love the felt ellies!! Hard to believe it was 3 years ago that we got the invitation to be Hero Hostesses together - what fun!! Such fun hopping with you this week too, my friend!

Judy Tuck said...

Cute cards. Love the little critters!

Pat said...

These are so cute! Love 'em!

Elizabeth said...

Such adorable cards. eglugo1972@gmail.com

Nancy Carroll said...

Great h! Thanks for the inspiration. following on fb.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love the elephants on the felt - great idea thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Cindy C. said...

Adorable cards Anita!
cindylmc[at]live[dot]ca

Diana said...

Wow! Cute cards...love them!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the felt.
bunnyfreak at yahoo dot com

Amante del Papel said...

there are a funny cards!

maureen said...

Thanks for the cards!

Vivian C. said...

Cute cards! I love the idea of stamping the elephants onto felt.

Vera Rhuhay said...

awww...super cute,Anita! Love the elephant on felt!

Sue D said...

Adorable cards and I like your use of felt.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

craftymom205 said...

Cute cards.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Kelly Flaherty said...

I really like your cards - very creative and unique!

no blog post said...

I agree with you, Hero Arts stamps are the best quality, and the critter stamps you're featuring are a must have. They are darling, and so are your cards.
I am a first time visitor, but I'll be back. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Sweet cards Anita. Love those darling images and the coloring. the backgrounds look fabulous on both cards!

stamplover2011 said...

Such cute cards, Anita!

BeeJay said...

Such cute cards! Your children will be thrilled. The felt elephants are my favorite.

pcm said...

such cute cards anita!
pai
pcmjunk@yahoo.com

Judy1223 said...

Anita, what fun cards today! I love the bears and the elephants on felt! Brilliant!

Pat said...

Adorable, sweet cards!

Amber said...

Too cute, love those bears!

Anonymous said...

Love those cute little elephants!

Neesey said...

I love those animal stamps and how you used them on your card. The diamond background stamp is on my wish list......Want It! TFS

Neesey said...

Oops forgot to leave my email. Neesey2008@gmail.

Joyce said...

I love all your cards. They are all so cute. joyce dot mehrberg at gmail dot com

Kim said...

I love these animals. The felt makes them extra cuddly!

Kim Hall said...

Anita, your cards are just darling!!

Little T said...

Super cute cards!

Amy L said...

I love what you have done with the elephant stamp and felt. So cute.

Anna-Karin S said...

I love your cute cards!

beaverphyllis said...

What a great idea—stamping on felt! The fuzzy elephants are so cute! My e-mail is beaverphyllis at hotmail dot com

Alison said...

Love your use of the felt and those googly eyes - brings the really cute animals to life! alisondrummondjones@gmail.com

Karen L K said...

Those elephants are so darn cute. Nice job on them. The background on the bear card just really looks so nice with those bears. So nice of you to offer a prize too.

Carolyn said...

Your cards are so cute!

Sarah Gray said...

I think that Lil Hoot and Tiny Flags are my two favourites and you have showcased them perfectly! I so love your felt elephants :)

Prachi Tripathi said...

cute ..very cute. Loved the elephants they look so adorable. Keep up the good work

Prachi Tripathi said...

Loved the cute little elephants they they look so adorable. Keep up the good work. (email: prachi82.tripathi@gmail dot com)

Karenladd said...

Oh my, these are the cutest cards ever! I LOVE that little mama bear and baby cub and the googly eyed elephants make me laugh! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
kladd94803 at aol dot com

Reusing with Quilling said...

These are so adorable !

SHartl said...

Your cards are all so fun and so cute! Love the google eyes!
apedoak (at) aol (dot) com

Samantha F. said...

Adorable cards. I have to try stamping on felt. sjfajardo at gmail dot com

Dawn Turley said...

way too cute Anita. you've made such great cards. Thanks for the chance to win
dawn.turley@gmail.com

Cynthia Chan said...

So sweet, love these animal stamps.

Linda said...

your cards are so cute, Anita! TFS!

patti said...

Aww how cute! I would never have thought to stamp onto felt. pjseagers at Hotmail dot com

Kathy M said...

Too too cute

pam said...

love this stamp set!

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