Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hero Arts Hostess Hop 2015!

Hello!  I am quite excited to be here as part of the Hero Arts Hostess Hop 2015!  I truly love my hostess sisters and being a Hero Arts Hostess was one of the best 3 months of my creative life!  Now being an alum with so many lovely wonderful ladies is truly awesome! Hero Arts is truly one of the best stamp companies around! So thrilled to be part of this hop again!

If your following along the hop you should have arrived here after the kind Marcy! I am so happy to be after her!

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.

My first card is quite me.  While I still paper craft and teach paper crafting classes my days are mostly spent making wreaths.  I have an etsy shop Anita Rex Designs where I sell my handmade burlap and yarn wreaths.  When I sat down to create for this hop using the new set by Hero Arts Stamp and Cut flowers I had one idea but than I put the flowers down like a wreath.  Seemed so fitting isn't it?




First I started this card by stamping the Hero Arts Waves background in wet cement, all inks on this card is HA:  Pale Tomato, Fresh Peach, Mint Julep, Navy and Tide Pool.  I embossed the sentiment in Hero Arts gold embossing powder (hero Arts embossing powders are my favorite)  The banner and flower die really made this card come together much faster!

My second card for today also uses the Stamp and Cut Flowers along with the fantastic sentiment stamp Absolutely Awesome!




I stamped the flowers and leaves and twigs in Hero Arts ink Bubble Gum, Orange Soda.  And Memento's Toffee Crunch, Leaf Green and Rose Pink.  I embossed in Hero Arts White the sentiment!  A fun card!  I enjoy stamping backgrounds!

Thank you for stopping by today!  The next stop along the hop is my friend Cherion! If you would like to follow me you can find me on facebook.com/anitarexdesigns  If your on etsy I would love it if you Favorited my shop:  Anita Rex Designs  And you can find me on Instagram under AnitaRexDesigns Please leave me a comment and I will draw for one winner to win this stamp set Notebook Essentials next week.  Please leave your email with it you can leave it like this iwouldlovetowin  at gmail dot com  To keep it safe.



167 comments:

Heather Maria said...

Gorgeous cards, Anita! Your floral wreath is so pretty and it looks great against the soft Waves Background! On your second card I love your gorgeous mix of images and colours and the way the sentiment really pops!

loulou said...

Lovely cards. I especially love the first card with the wreath. Those colours look so lovely together.

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your cards Anita, they're both floral DELIGHTS!!!
The flowers & leaves are SO PRETTY and - WOW - the wavy background AWESOME!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION - I look forward to trying my hand making a wreath card now :)

Shelly B said...

I love the two different ways that you used the flowers! So creative!

cheryl l. said...

Great cards! The 2nd one is my favorite...

Libby Hickson said...

I love that you made a wreath card - it's so YOU! :-)

Ava said...

Super pretty cards, Anita! I love the colors!

Nancy said...

Nice to see you here again, Anita! Love that wreath card. Looks so cool against the wavy background!

V Marcus said...

Beautiful color combinations. Love the subtle background.

Barb said...

Love both cards, Anita! I immediately thought of your wreaths when I first peeked at your card - very pretty! And I love the design of your second card! So happy to be hopping with you today! ♥

~amy~ said...

yay Anita! Love your cards!

bonami2b said...

The flower stamp is so versatile. Great job!

Linda said...

Love the colors on your cards. The are awesome! TFS! lindavanvliet at home dot nl

Melissa F said...

Love that waves background for the stunning wreath, great look of texture, and the color combo for overall flower pattern is so cheerful and happy! Thanks for the generous giveaway. My email is melissa dot friedrich123 at gmail dot com

Barb said...

Love the waves background!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the floral stamping. The link was not correct on person before this one so I went back to HA and got here.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Thalia said...

I love your cards! I'm always looking for ideas to use the small stamps. Thanks

Kelly Booth said...

Perfect Creations Anita!!!

Kailash said...

Your card designs are stunning, love them!!!

Jackie Parkins said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love the background made with the little flowers.

Betty Sue said...

There is a break right before you. Your card is great!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love the colors in your awesome card! nice

ThePurplePlace said...

So excited that I am the VERY first to be here to COMMENT! I love seeing ALL these wonderful new projects and its' also a JOY to know so many of you Hostesses!

Thanks for Sharing these lovely cards, Anita -- and Congrats on having the wonderful honor of being a Hero Hostess!!

judkajudi said...

Of course you would make a wreath card! I had the same idea but it is much more fitting for you! Loved hopping with my Hosti sisters. Big hugs.

Susie Sonnier said...

Great job! So Pretty!

Peggy B said...

Such happy, happy flowers. Thanks for sharing!

Lauren said...

These are lovely, and I adore your wreath card. Stamping that waves background in the wet cement shows looks great.

Virginia Lu said...

Love how you stamped the flowers, Anita! These are gorgeous creations (just like your wreaths!!)! So happy to hop along with you today!

Iris said...

Such pretty cards - love the colors and the cute flowers.
isoscia at aol dot com

Pamellia Johnson said...

Love all the fabulous colours you used for your flowers! hugs :)

Leni said...

Love the sweet flower card!

Skraperella said...

Lovely cards Rita! The colours you used for the flowers are very pretty 😄

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love these flowers. I am your newest follower.

fitkitty1 at gmail dot com

Brandi R said...

Love the cards. The first one....oh LOVE! Fab layout, Fab background, and love the colors ♥

adele holcomb said...

Lovely cards -- it's the first sample I've seen of the wave background and you used it beautifully.

conil said...

Very pretty cards. Good job.

Michele Clay said...

Both of your cards are so sweet, Anita. Love your choice of colors and I'm sure you had fun playing with these new stamps from Hero Arts! This release is over-the-top! Love the looks of this stamp set you are offering, too! bobnmichele at frontier dot com

Cindy C. said...

Very pretty cards Anita!! It's been a while, so nice to see your cards again!

Barbara said...

Lovely use of the stamp sets to make two entirely different cards. Love to see this. Thanks for the inspiration....and who knew that waves could be a perfect backdrop for flowers!

joy said...

Pretty cards; love that wreath. The new release is fabulous!! My e-mail is:

jmeadows17atneodotrrdotcom

luluvision said...

Ooh! I really like how you used the wave stamp for the background! Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Sue McRae said...

The flowers and waves are such a sweet combination Anita.

Pat said...

What a cheery card Awesome is! Great job, Anita!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Anita, both of your cards are beautiful! Love all the flowers. So glad to be hopping with your this week! :)

Joan said...

Love the waves background and the way you used the flowers for the wreath!

Betty Keefe said...

fun cards Anita - love the wreath card!

kiaretta said...

Love your cards.
Thanks to share

fyk said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the stamps u used :)

Dan DePasquale said...

Love how you used the waves background stamp. Soft neutrals with bold colors. Thanks for sharing!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful cards!!!

cma21317 said...

pretty cards.

Karine said...

Wow! Love the background and the color combination on the first card!

Christine Kaminski said...

Great cards!! I love this stamp set too.. it's great!! ch2mfkatz at charter dot net

Amante del Papel said...

Both cards are so pretty and beautiful!

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous cards Anita, its been fun hopping again with you this year!!

donna mikasa said...

Love your floral cards, Anita! The wreath is so pretty against the faux woodgrain design! So much fun hopping with you again!

Lieve said...

Two beautiful happy cards !
Great idea, the wreath !
And the second one is so colourful, with a great sentiment !
Thank you for the chance to win. My email is lievest at skynet dot be

Kathryn S said...

Love how you used these stamps - the colors are just gorgeous!

Patsy Hattori said...

I adore the thank you card with the flower wreath.

Kristina B. said...

Love these flowers and great colors!! kristina3150 at gmail dot com

Barb said...

great cards

Branka said...

Cute cars, really,

Laura Norris said...

Great cards today! Such a fun hop.

Toni said...

Fab! I am in awe of the new release. You can do so much with the stamps!

Suzy Que said...

Great cards!!

Linda Rubarski said...

Great cards.

Mary Holshouser said...

The wreath is a great idea. Love the flowers. The flowers on the second card are pretty too. fun sentiment.
thanks for sharing.

Patt H. said...

Beautiful cards! Love the gorgeous flowers against the wave background. Great design! The colors on both cards are so pretty.

SuprFoxDesigns said...

Lovely cards- so very pretty!!!!

Donnadoll said...

I love your wreath card. I can see you have a great eye for wreaths! Thanks for the opportunity to win some great products.

Irene Grau said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for the giveaway, too.
pipkyn at juno period com

Mary Holshouser said...

I forgot to leave my e-mail address.
thanks
txmlhl@yahoo.com

Amy C. said...

I love the look of the wave background stamp! Your cards are so pretty.

Karenladd said...

Oooh, love the way you formed those little flowers in a sweet wreath! Cute and pretty!!

Nancy Ketcham said...

Such nice cards. I really like the way the flowers pop.

Kim Faucher said...

Very nice cards! Liking all these stamped backgrounds!

Beastybunny said...

Great cards! Love the backgrounds!

Donna Dacy said...

Love your cards. This stamp set looks very versatile. The use of the wave background and the flowers to make a wreath is wonderful. Nice design. The use of the flowers on the Awesome card makes it so cheerful. Great job! TFS

Lisa H. said...

Hero Arts has the best background stamps! Is it wrong that I want them all? lol Cute cards, thanks for the inspiration.

N Patricia Castillo said...

Lovely! TFS!

Sue D said...

Awesome floral cards. I like the wave background on the wreath card.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Nana Griffin said...

Love how you made the wreath.

Kris in Alaska said...

Awesome cards! Looks like spring to me!
funamom at yahoo dot com

jcobb said...

Lovely! I really like your 'cement' background...really sets off the pretty wreath!

Lin said...

So fun to see your work again, Anita! You've been missed! Great cards today!

CathyL said...

The wreath is adorable!

Shelley C said...

Cute! like the waves background.

pta4him said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards

McStamper said...

Love your pretty flowered cards.

Brithzi said...

Pretty floral cards. You are the first I've seen using the waves background--it's nice to see what the different stamps look like. Thank you.

Emo Marie said...

I love the colored flowers!

sueymem said...

i love the Waves Background.

Rose said...

Lovely cards. Especially love the wave background.

aileen (mum) said...

Love your cards and that sentiment is brilliant. Totally enjoying this blog hop.
aileen dot ryan 7 at gmail dot com

Tammy J said...

The cards are pretty. But I really like the second card and yeah a wreath would seem the right thing to do. LOL. Good job. TFS

Tiffany Ervin said...

Wonderful cards, Anita!! So happy to be re-united with you again this year!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling flower cards, Anita! Just love the colorful floral background and your heart wreath is so you! So happy to hop with you, sista!!

Janet Mack said...

Lovely cards. I just love the names of the HA inks.

Ellen S. said...

Wonderful cards! Thanks for sharing.

pcm said...

LOVE that wave background!

Nora N. said...

Such lovely cards!!

Immi said...

Pretty cards. I like the idea of the wreath.

Patty said...

Very different take on the flower stamps Anita!! Love them...awesome job!!

Robin B. said...

What pretty cards! I love the flowers and colors. Thanks for sharing.

sabbycat said...

Beautiful cards, especially love the AWESOME one.

jamie vanskiver said...

Oh I love the wreath you created, it's so cute! The second cards is just as cute,I love the colors you used!I have to say I love the stamp set your giving away- it'a awesome:) Thanks so much for being a part of the hop!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Beautiful cards that really inspire me! I am not very good with floral stamps and your creations really help me envision a way to use them.

Carrie R. said...

I love the bright colors you used for the flowers. It makes me wish spring would get here! rosscdmr at aol dot com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Beautiful flowers!

Christine R. said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Penny Reed said...

Great cards! Love the wreath. TFS.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards Anita! I love that wave background it's just fantastic and love your wreath!

Cheri Hochstettler said...

Very pretty! I like the wreath.

Laceysocks said...

Great cards!

Deborah Nolan said...

I love the vibrant, bright colors!!!

AlbinoPI said...

love your cards...thanks for showing the wave background!

Linda S. said...

Your work for this blog hop is beautiful, and thanks for sharing your talent with others.

Linda S. said...

Whoops, I forgot to leave my email. It is ls4atwindstreamdotnet. My comment was from Linda S.

Nandini said...

Very pretty cards! The waves background is so restful!

Nandini said...

Very pretty cards! The waves background is so restful!

Becs Attwood said...

Beautiful cards - love those bright & happy flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Marilyn Cruz said...

Liking the colors on the flowers ...thanks

irisesther54 said...

I love flowers on cards. Very pretty creations. Irisesther54 at hotmail dot com.

Jessica Backer said...

Both cards are fantastic! Love the sentiment on the second!

gabriella said...

Wow another blog I have never. Been to before. Stay warm

Emily Leiphart said...

I love the wreath you created, Anita! Such pretty colours and that wave background works well as woodgrain, too. It's been so fun hopping with you!!

graham Brand said...

Love your cards, so pretty.

Kamila R. said...

Beautiful cards Anita! Such a great inspirations!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for sharing your talents.

Janet L. said...

Very pretty cards!

Arlene said...

Love the artful way you styled your cards. Lovely.

Chark said...

cool way to use the waves stamp!

Karen King said...

Great use of the waves background in an unexpected color! Great cards!

MagsB said...

Two lovely cards, and what pretty colours, too! My favourite is the wreath - so simple yet so effective! X

love Mags B x

Linda said...

Beautiful cards and I love the stamps. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such pretty cards - love both of them!

Shelly said...

Such pretty cards!

bzyPTmom said...

Very pretty cards Anita! Thanks for sharing your work!

ionabunny said...

Love your pretty cards. Cute flowers. Hugz
craftynomad at gmail dot com

Suzanne C said...

Beauteous cards! I love the nautical feel to the first flowery design and the bright and happy colors on your second lovely card!

Beach Girl 115 said...

Great cards! I'm impressed that you made a card with a wreath in honor of your etsy business.

Ruby N said...

I love these <3

Michelle V Smith said...

What a cute idea with the wreath on the card.

ivy said...

I miss seeing your cards Anita! Love that wreath card!

Cindi said...

Both cards are great. Thanks for sharing.

Bobby said...

Great cards.

Jenn Biederman said...

Hi Anita! Yes, I do find it very fitting for your first card to have a wreath...beautiful! Just like your 3D wreaths! Beautiful cards using the flowers...loved hopping with you, sistah! :)

Terri said...

Loved your cards Anita!

Mary-Anne V said...

Pretty floral images and love the waves background.

Nancy K said...

Wow, really beautiful cards, Anita! Your second card is just too gorgeous. I love the colors! So happy the hosti got together again!

Dianne Guilinger said...

your wreath is very pretty!

Helen Gullett said...

Absolutely beautiful cards! You are very creative using these stamp sets. The wreath card is fabulous!

Deeps said...

Love your beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Monika Reeck said...

both are great cards
that waves BG fit good with that wreath and how lucky you have that DIES I have no cutting machine also I will fussy cut it self and it will longer than the time you need LOL second card lovely with that colorfull colors...and that sentiment really pop up
nice post Anita
hugs, Monika

Nicole Parmentier said...

I love the look of the flowers on the waves, but the pattern you created is also beautiful! Great cards!!

scrappykate said...

Thanks for the flowers! I'm crossing my fingers that spring is less than three months away in Michigan. I enjoyed your cards.

Larissa Heskett said...

BEAUTIFUL Projects!! I LOVE them ALL!! :-):-)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful card. Very different. Beautiful stamps.
Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.
Regards,
Bozena

maureen said...

wavy background is lovely. Your colors are awesome

Lee Anne said...

LOVE those flowers and how you used them in the wreath and the background! Beautiful1

Taunya Butler said...

I liked you on facebook!! Your cards are delightful and I like your classy clean style!!!

Memories by Manda said...

great cards.I enjoy seeing how people use the new releases in the blog hops! Thanks for sharing.
memoriesbymanda AT gmail DOT com

Kathy said...

Wow Anita you really rocked that stamp set!!! Love your cards :) Hugs, Kathy

Karen L K said...

Fun cards Anita! The wreath card looks really nice. Who doesn't love a wreath of flowers. The background with all the flowers and leafy branches look great also. My email is kcscrpbkr at gmail dot com.

Anonymous said...

So nice to have you here again!

reclaimed dining table said...

I love the second card! Lovely color and designs! Great job!

Denise L-V said...

Very lovely floral cards.

 

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