Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop!

 Welcome to the Hero Arts Hostess Hop, featuring fabulous stamps from the new 2016 release and winter catalogue! It has been a long time since I have posted on this blog but here I am today!  Happy to be part of the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop!!  Being a Hero Arts Hostess Alumni is close to my heart. The ladies are all caring and a great group to be part of.  These days I don't find myself paper crafting near as often as I used to.  But I do craft everyday.  Basically I am crafting for a living lol!  I run my successful etsy shop Anita Rex Designs sending my handmade wreaths all over the world.


If you’ve been following along, you’ve just arrived from Kathy! Hero Arts will be awarding 4 prizes ($25 shopping spree to Hero Arts online shop) from randomly drawn comments. For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on Oct. 24th and 25th, including each day’s ending 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 Blog.
Today I am using the Grateful Leaves Stamp and Die Combo! I love this set! I was inspired to make some home decor instead of cards actually and thought to myself I may as well! I think stamps make fabulous cards but being able to make other stuff like home decor is a great idea! I am starting with what else but a wreath!!


I stamped with Hero Arts shadow inks: butter ball, red royal, cup o'joe, and just rite the leaves and die cut them. Placed them on a brown twine yarn wrapped wreath. Here's a close up of the leaves:



And I made another home decor project perfect for fall:


I made a fall garland by gluing more leaves on some twine!  (I used hot glue it works the best)  Looking around my house I decided the best place to put this twine was on this mirror.  I realize I should hang the fall wreath than the garland but this paper wreath is here to stay on this mirror (after falling and breaking several times I've finally adhered it right to the mirror and it won't be moving! LOL)  






And that's it from me! I hope I've inspired you! The next stop along the hop is to Barb! Thank you so much for stopping by! I don't share too much here anymore but I do on my instagram page Anita Rex Designs and via facebook anitarexdesigns.facebook.com

149 comments:

the Blackbird said...

OMG!!! What a nice surprise to read you back in blogland! Your paper garland is so nice...I love it!
Cristina
thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

Kailash said...

Such creative and beautiful ideas. I am so inspired to go beyond just card making with HA products!! Thanks for sharing your ideas and good luck with your wreath business:-)))

Deborah Nolan said...

Love the non-traditional use of these stamps!

Jan Elmore said...


I enjoy tiny projects and the garland is really neat!

~amy~ said...

Anita! I love that you're blogging today! LOVE all of your fabulous projects!

StampinLouie said...

Love your wreath and garland. Think I will give this a try.

Teresa Doyle said...

Great wreaths and garland! I laughed when you said your wreath was "there to stay"! I have had things like that happen to me and they ended up permanently STUCK to something as well. After a few times you are determined to MAKE it stick...LOL
They are just beautiful!

Robin Platt said...

I really like both of your projects. I have been thinking of making a fall garland myself. Thanks for the inspiration and your wonderful talent.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your fall wreath and twine leaf banner, Anita - perfect for home decor!! So great hopping with you today, sista!!

Lin said...

Great fun to see something a bit different, and wonderful to see you weaving your stamping in with your wreaths, Anita!! So pleased that you could join us once again for our reunion!

Cynthia said...

Lots of inspiration here!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow love your fun home decor projects Anita!

Elvira Schawel said...

Love the fall wreath

Russell Productions said...

Very unique uses. Thanks for sharing!

kReN K said...

Oh my goodness, what wonderful home decor projects! Thank you for sharing your creativity! kReN@afourthlife

pcm said...

fun home decor!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautiful home decor projects !

Scraplea 1 said...

Great, fun ideas! Love the fall colors. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!!

MammaLostHerMarbles said...

love the way you colored the leaves. I am so into the fall feeling right now, makes me want to stamp some leaves!

Susan Lang said...

Great decor ideas.

Kim Faucher said...

Beautiful projects! I absolutely love to see the other outside the box projects for using stamps!

Sharon Wentz said...

I love your non-card projects! Especially the garland

Debra Rumpza said...

What a darling garland! Great idea!

Amber McGary said...

I love how you used these leaves-beautiful!

Elaine said...

Your creations are lovely!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful Autumn decor! The wreath is gorgeous and the garland is fantastic.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

This is a nice treat...to see stamps used differently. I may just use your garland idea this year.

Daria Z. said...

Love that wreath, Anita - what a fun way to use those leaves.

florence Mouradoff said...

Ça change de faire du home-déco je préfère la guirlande c r on peut la mettre partout

paperpicnic said...

Your fall wreath and leaf garland are spectacular! Such a fun idea and a beautiful way to decorate your home!

Martha Berry said...

Wow! A wreath in twine with cut outs! Creativity is showing in today's examples. I loved yesterday's ideas, but today is steaming ahead! A star for your super fun ideas:)

Sherry said...

beautiful wreaths! love the leaves!

danceswithhooves said...

Oh my - these creations are lovely! It isn't often you find paper decorating projects that look so classy and quality like this. Great job, and thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!

Chris Handy said...

Great home decorating projects

Virginia Lu said...

How awesome to visit your blog again, Anita! Your projects are AWESOME!! I love that you went beyond paper-crafting and show some gorgeous home decor projects! Love it!

Beverly said...

Wow! What great ideas for home decor! Beautiful!

Lindsay S said...

Wow, that garland is a fabulous idea, and I never would have thought of it! You could make one for every season with stamps - how fun! Thanks for the great idea!

Sherri Clifford said...

Beautiful! Love the garland!

cissi said...

What a fun way to use stamps!

Barbara said...

Beautiful home decor creations and Hero Arts must be happy that you show how versatile the products can be! great ideas!

cghundley said...

Lovely looking
wreath and I
love the leaf
garland!
Carla from Utah

Sandy McAllister said...

Very creative use ofthe stamped leaves Thanks for the ideas

Arlene said...

Love how you've made something so durable that can be hung for a whole season instead of being saved out of sight. Love those bright colors too.

Happy to be hopping with you in this two day hop.

Cathy said...

Wow, I love seeing the stamps and die cuts for use in home decor, opens up so many options! Thanks for the inspiration!

Melynn said...

Your leaves and the way you used them are really creative. Thanks for the inspiration to think outside the card.

Z Sullivan said...

Lovely wreath and garland. TFS.

Birte - CardArtStudio.com said...

What a great idea to create a leaf garland!

Carol Ric said...

Super cute wreaths. tfs

Sue McRae said...

It's so fun to see the HA products used on something other than cards. Really love the fall garland.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous home décor pieces!

Satori said...

Love your creative projects!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Love the wreath and garland, so perfect for this fall leaves set! Thanks for showing how to stretch our supplies beyond cards and scrap booking.

Naama said...

What a fabulous idea! Thank you for the inspiration :)

Carol Didier said...

What beautiful fall decorations!!

Deedles said...

Wonderful ideas. Love the fall garland.:)

Diann Brodnax said...

Love your projects! Great inspiration! :)

Cathy A said...

Wonderful decorations Anita!

Diane said...

Loved seeing home decor projects! Thanks for reminding me that I can do more than cards and scrapbook pages. I would love to know the size of your wreath?

Barb said...

Love these projects, Anita! So creative and beautifully done! Sure was fun hopping with you today! ♥

vicenta ghylin said...

Awesome projects. Thank you for sharing your fantastic ideas.

Heather Doran said...

Absolutely gorgeous wreath and garland, Anita! Love seeing how you used the Grateful Leaves set so creatively! It's been so much fun hopping with you again :)

BunnyD said...

What fabulous projects to use the leaf stamps for! Beautiful colour choices and what a fun idea the fall garland is!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow what great ideas on how to use these new sets. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us:)

Renee Thompson said...

GORGEOUS projects!

Cindy Read said...

Beautiful wreath, its a nice change on using stamps.

Emily Leiphart said...

Anita, I love your home decor items made with Hero Arts stamps and dies! Those leaves are really gorgeous and you used them perfectly on the wreath and garland. It’s been so fun hopping with all my hostess sisters again!

Sabrina said...

WOW!! What stunning and beautiful projects!!

Barbie said...

wow, so great to use paper crafting products for your home. Thanks for the inspiration!

Judie said...

Awesome inspiration!!!

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful home decor projects, Anita! And so fun to be hopping with you again!

cm said...

Oh my! I'd love to have these beautiful pieces as part of my home decor! Stylish in every way!
~carol

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the leaf garland. I always have
something on my front door and this would
be a good fall decoration. Wrap it around
the window and then put your wreath in the
middle.
fantastic idea.
thanks for sharing.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the decorations. Wonder how long it took to put the twine around the wreath.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Nandini said...

Wonderful ways of using these beautiful stamps and dies. Really love the wreath. It is so stylish!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome projects. TFS

Betty Keefe said...

such fun creative ways to use that great stamp set Anita!

Gloria Reynolds said...

Fantastic ideas for stretching our supplies. More home decor, please!

joy said...

How pretty! Love your home décor ideas11

LaVon Hall said...

LOVE the crafty ideas... Thank you!

gabriella said...

Neat project,I have not been to this blog before, I like it

Nancy K said...

I love your wonderful Fall home decor, Anita! Such a fun way to use those beautiful leaves! So happy to join you all in another hostess hop!

Andrea1702 said...

Awesome fall decor! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cindy C. said...

Thanks for sharing this great idea to use the stamps, your leaves look wonderful!!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for the home decor projects. They are impressive.

Roz M. said...

Clever and so creative! The wreath is particularly fabulous!

Judy said...

Very pretty wreath and your little garland is delightful. Thanks for sharing.

bev p said...

Definitely inspired! Thank you.

Judy Tuck said...

Your wreaths are simply amazing. Love them!

Carissa said...

Fall leaves are just lovely. You're take on it is very creative.

Sue LD said...

Thank you for this great fall home decor ideas.

Tammy J said...

I like your wreath it is neat. I like that idea. TFS

Denise Bryant said...

Love the textures and colors on your pretty wreath!

Jeanne Jordan said...

Love to see new ways to use stamps and dies besides cards! Thanks for the home decor ideas!!

Tiffany Ervin said...

Beautifully done, Anita!! Always love different ways to maximize stamps and dies on home projects! Great fun hopping with you again this year!!

Crafty Little Peach said...

I love this idea with the leaves! Great projects !

flossn1 said...

All cute projects

Kathy (krolski) said...

Beautiful projects Anita! It's been such fun to hop with you again!

Linda Peabody said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas, particularly the leaf garland

Janet D. said...

I LOVE your wreath and your garland is fantastic! Great projects!

Shelly said...

These are so pretty, Anita!

Christy Q said...

Wow!! What awesome projects - I love the wreath and the garland - such great ways to liven up decor for fall!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your wreath and garland are awesome!!!

Kelly Harms said...

Great to see some different uses for our stamping gear! love the wreath.

stampwithsandy said...

What terrific home decor ideas! Love them all!

Abby said...

Very interesting designs.

Katy said...

I just loved your fall garland!

Sheila H said...

Thanks for showing off your beautiful home decor pieces!

Kelly Booth said...

Anita Love that yours was on a wreath...so perfect lovely creations!! xoxoxoxo

cindybearj said...

I love these projects! The wreath is so cute and the garland is a perfect fall decoration!

Denise L-V said...

Cute use of the leaves.

Barb Oliver said...

Anita, your projects and ideas are so inspirational. Appreciate you sharing them!!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Wow such clever ideas! Love unconventional,uses

Cynthia Cole said...

Lovely projects!

BeverlyBL said...

Amazing job on your leaves. So pretty.

Cyndee said...

Love both projects! What a great way to adapt your crafting supplies for home décor.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful projects!! Love the wreath!! The leaves are lovely!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Nicolette said...

Ooh, I really love the leaves, dixieland using them in the wreath. I may try that and maybe try laminating them to use in other unconventional ways.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your creation are very special!

Karen L K said...

It's really nice to see some other types of projects using the great looking Hero Arts leaf stamps. I love both the wreath and the string of leaves.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Stunning projects!!!! <3

Linda Whitaker said...

Anita, what a great idea for decore never thought of doing something like this Cool. Thank you for sharing this with us. 😊

Michele K. Henderson said...

What a great idea! I love the colorful leaves and all the creative ideas!

Leanne said...

Lovely project!

Nana Griffin said...

Great projects!

jintyoo7 said...

Hello Anita,

Great and beautiful ideas and demonstrate just how versatile stamps and inks can be :-D

Louanne said...

great fall projects - love the garland and hair elastic!

Linda M said...

Very pretty decorations! You've inspired me to think outside of the box for ways to use my stamps. Thanks!

Maureen Chandler said...

Love your projects and leaves are my favorite! It's so much fun to use our stamping talents for other things - I'm inspired!!

CathyL said...

I like your home decor ideas!

Egret said...

What gorgeous leaves!

Jean Bullock said...

Just when I had formed the opinion that decorative twine is never really a necessity, you changed my mind. The twine wrapped wreath looks terrific. Well done.

Ann K said...

Such pretty fall projects and great inspiration.

Cheryl Bates said...

Anita,
I love your leaf decorations. How nice to make something festive for fall and decorate your home. The colors you chose for the leaves is perfect.
I appreciate you sharing your talent on this blog hop.
Cheryl

mandalj said...

What a lovely way to use this stamp/die set@ The wreath and garland are beautiful!

sammi said...

Oh wow, such wonderful uses for these stamps! I'd never have thought of it! I love that you used stamps for decor projects!

Helen Gullett said...

Oh I LOVE that wreath a lot!!!!

Carmela Hubler said...

Very clever use of the leaves on the wreath and other projects! Love the fall colors!

Miriam Prantner said...

Look at you blogging! I love the wreath with the stamped images and the garland is so sweet!

Dawn Turley said...

How perfect for you to combine your current crafting with papercrafting. Your leaves are are so pretty. Beautifully done Anita

Jean said...

Such wonderful fall decor!

Char K said...

great wreaths!

Karen B. said...

Your wreaths are gorgeous, as well as your projects today!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the way you used the leaves for both of these!

Carey Nusbaum said...

Anita, I love your wreath and garland! Great projects! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

Alaska .Kris said...

Perfect decor!

Betty J said...

So creative!!!

Jeanne-Marie said...

I love how your inspiration took you to making a wreath and a banner. Thanks for sharing you out of the box idea!

Kate B said...

The wreath & garland are so cute! I love how you used these stamps to create them!

Barbara Baxter said...

What a pleasant change from cards! Your home decorating projects are lovely. The wreath is beautiful -- I love the veined colored leaves against the brown twine wreath. The garland is perfect for the fall! Thank you for sharing!

 

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