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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop – Day 3

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Happy Wednesday everyone!  I’m super excited to be participating in my first Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop!!  It was just a year ago when Hero Arts invited me to become a hostess and I enjoyed the experience so much!  Now I’m thrilled to be in the talented company of my sister hostesses for this Hop.  I can’t wait to show you the cards I created with yummy new 2012 Hero Arts stamps!
I’m the 3rd stop on today’s Hop; if you’re following the order, you should have arrived from the wonderful Arlene’s blog A Bit of This and That.  To start at the beginning of today’s hop, go to the Hero Club Blog.  If you missed Day 1 go here or Day 2 go here. 
Important notes:
•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 Club Blog. Also, please report broken links to links to Tami.
And now, on to the cards!  I went a bit crazy since I was on vacation in Arizona last week with lots of crafting time.  I'll share 3 of the oodles of cards I made.  First up, an anniversary card for my sister Tami and her hubby Dave who celebrated 26 years of marriage last week.  I love heart images and CG426 Four Hearts fit the bill perfectly.  I added one of my favorite flowers from CH249 Jeweled Pastel Flowers with a rich brown bow behind it.  The sentiment is from an older set CL342 Everyday Sayings.
Hostess Blog Hop Jan 2012 Tami Dave anniversary
Next, a thank you card I made for Tami’s and Dave’s hospitality last week.  I used the fun striped cards and one of the sentiments from the great card kit CK203 Striped Cards with Messages, along with the delightful balloons from CL576 Wish Big .  I paper-pieced some of the balloons, including one stamped on paper that I’d previously stamped with the new cling background CG422 Zig Zag.  Note – I blobbed ink on the side of my striped card so I cut it down and matted it on a red card base.  That was just one of the typical crafting catastrophes that occur when I get going!
Hostess Blog Hop Jan 2012 Balloon Thanks

Here's a thank you card I made for a friend.  I just love the new key images CG419 Fancy Keys and AC008 Untitled Keys!  The sentiment is from a great new sentiment set CL578 Good Friends.  Back to edit and add the Newspaper Background S5601 - how could I forget it??  It's my new envelope pattern :) and you can see it lightly behind the background keys and on the sentiment circle - loooove it!!
Hostess Blog Hop Jan 2012 Heartfelt Thanks keys

One last card before I go.  This one's by a guest artist, my sister Kari!  She couldn't resist playing along when I was working on my cards.  This is her second card EVER and I thought she did a great job.  She really liked the idea of a card for Operation Write Home so made this card using CL582 Year Round Sentiments.  The sentiment is from an older clear set.
Hostess Blog Hop Jan 2012 Kari card
Sorry for the long post and thanks so much for stopping!  Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win a prize from Hero Arts.  And thanks to Hero Arts for sponsoring this Blog Hop - I'm honored to have been a part of it!!

Next stop -  Created by Sally, the blog of my amazingly talented hostess sister, Sally Sherfield.  Enjoy!

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Dawn said...

Hi Linda.... your cards are stunning. Your first one just blew me away... so elegant. I need to make an anniversary card and may have to case this one! All so beautiful

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous hearts and flower. Beautiful cards all around.Your sister is definitely a cardmaker as hers is wonderful!! (only her 2nd card ever?!) Love the elegant thank you card too!

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous cards Linda, I really love the first one, I might just case that as well. Your sisters card is pretty too, must be fun crafting together.

Barb said...

Hi Linda! Wow, is that first card ever gorgeous! Love the design with the two large hearts and pretty flower! The stripes in your second card are just perfect for the cute balloons, and I've never seen a key look so elegant - beautiful thank you card! Tell your sister she needs to create more cards - I am so impressed! Can't believe that is only her second one, ever! It's fabulous! Hugs! :)

Heather Maria said...

Oh my goodness, Linda, your cards are just amazing and Kari's card is fantastic too, so it runs in the family! Lol I'm another one who will be casing your first card too - love it so much! The second card is so fun and colourful. I love the balloons with the pretty ribbon bow and it looks like the blob was meant to be - love the red base! Wonderful colours and design on the key card! I love the way you've cut out and popped the key - lol another stamp for my shopping list!

Kari did such a wonderful job on her card! Love the gorgeous design and colours! The hearts are so pretty too!

judkajudi said...

Linda, that anniversary card is delicious!! I am loving that balloon stamp and your use of the striped paper really shows it off. Tell your sister she should definitely make more cards! Loved seeing your work! Hugs, Judy

Colleen said...

I love the flower in your anniversary card!

Deborah said...

These are all beauties, Linda - and Kari is on her way to becoming a stamping star it looks like! My favorite card is that first one - so sumptuous! Droooool......

judy said...

Lovely cards, Linda! You really
showcase some of the delicious new
stamps.

Lisa said...

Love them all Linda- my fav is the birthday balloons. Love the one balloon with the zig-zag- very clever!

Linda said...

such wonderful cards Linda. And all occasions! I adore the hearts card with pink and brown. so striking!

Theresa said...

Linda, these cards are incredible! I especially like the card with the key stamps. Beautiful combination of colors and patterns!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful cards Linda, especially love the romantic feel of the first one!

VikkiCH said...

Really liked them all but the balloon card is a fav - it's so cheery! Good job, sis,too!

Thalia said...

Great cards! I love Kari's card, nice for a man, can always use those ideas.

Marty said...

Gorgeous cards-thanks for sharing!

Lin said...

What a beautiful set of cards, Linda - you can tell you were having fun! My fave is the key card - so very elegant.

Cathy Fong said...

Very darling cards! love the one with key and the heart one. very very beautiful, Linda :)

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful cards Linda. Each and everyone so special!

Pammejo said...

Beautiful cards, love the new Hero Arts Stamps. TFS pammejo1@yahoo.co

Mary-Anne V said...

The 2012 Catalog is sure to inspire! Thanks for the chance to win!

Roberta said...

Very lovely cards! I love that your "special guest" featured your sister! Talent runs in your family! Thanks to the both of you for sharing!

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Fantastic cards, Linda!

Kelly Booth said...

Gorgeous gorgeous Cards...just Love them ALL!!! Hugs.....

bethann said...

all beautiful. love the colors you used.

Bianca van Noort said...

What à beautiful set of Card. I love the first one. So romantic

Arlene said...

So beautiful - my heart melts over the hearts card, the balloons are so much fun, the key card is so elegant and I love your sisters card - great design and colors. LOVE them all.

Hilde van Rijnsoever said...

Love the balloons! Great cards!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Your cards are gorgeous. Your heart card is my favorite--great job on all of your cards.

Jamie said...

Very pretty!!:)

Margaret said...

Wow...love all your cards but I think the last 2 are my favorites...Thanks for sharing your talents!

Anonymous said...

the anniversary card is my favorite! thanks for sharing!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Carrie said...

LOVE the Valentine's card,and the anniversary one! Thanks for wonderful ideas!

Brenda said...

Love that Heartfelt Thanks and Anniversary Card! My absolutel faves! So wonderful to see Hearts popping up everywhere!

Gina H. Van Vliet said...

I love the colors you used for the Anniversary Card!

Shelley said...

What a wonderful set of cards!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

I love your cards! They're so soft and comforting!

Jayne said...

Love your color choices and how you used the new stamps.

KalySto said...

The flower on the first one is amazing!Great work!

Anonymous said...

Love these cards. Nice work.
Bev.

Buffe said...

Enjoyed your cards and kudos to Kari too!

Grá said...

Beautiful cards, I love the hearts & the key. Well done Kari, great glittery heart :)

cutiephinphin said...

Lovely cards. My favorite is the first card. Love how you did the layering.

Mary said...

Love all your cards but especially the very pretty anniversary card. Thanks for sharing with us.

adele holcomb said...

Four delightful cards! I especially like the unique thanks/key card! And tell Kari to keep making cards -- she did a good job!

Debra said...

The key card is my favorite, love all the patterns!

Barbara said...

Love all of your cards...they are fabulous! I'm sure the anniversary card was a big hit!

sandysewin said...

I love the background stamping on the "Heartfelt Thanks" card, very subtle and elegant.

Shemaine Smith said...

Ohh these are beautiful cards, my fav is the anniversary card.

Debstamps said...

What a wonderfully inspiring slate of creations Linda! [and special note to Kari--you were born to stamp Babe!]

pcm said...

What a fun post to read! Love that you shared a stamping accident and fix and that card by your sister- her second? - she needs to do more!

stlbarb said...

LOVE that first hearts card. The script on them is very cool.

Michelle said...

Wonderful cards!

VicR said...

Lovely anniversary card with the hearts, Linda.
All of your cards are real nice :)

cheiron said...

What a collection of beautiful creations! The Anniversary card is my favorite. Just love the color combo!

Sue in Grapevine said...

Cute cards! I esp. like the printed hearts on the first one.

Melody said...

very inspiring! What a great use of color!

Robin said...

Your cards are so creative. I like how you used the zigzag stamp on the balloon stamp. Beautiful cards!!

Maureen Chandler said...

Your cards are wonderful! I especially like the one with the heart in the square - very different and clever! Thanks so much for sharing!

sheila said...

Hi Linda....great cards! I just love the anniversary card....that is stunning! And your key card uses the most beautiful colors....and wow-this is your sister's second card only? wow! sign her up to flickr!

Kathy (krolski) said...

So many great cards! The first one is my fav! Can't wait to get that stamp set!

Cleaver Creations said...

wow these cards are all amazing. I really love the first on with the hearts...so beautiful...thanks for sharing..

RenegadeMama said...

great variet of cards, i see lots of imagination used, love them all
thanx for sharing
gail w gwallenm at wildblue dot net

Cardcrafter said...

I love your heart card with the center flower! Very pretty!

Dana D. said...

Your cards are great and your sister did a terrific job on hers.

Suzan D said...

Wonderful cards! The hearts are lovely.

Marcia Scantlin said...

Love the newsprint on the balloons and chevron. It makes it look so new and fresh.

Deb said...

Why to go to your sister - her card is awesome! I love the balloon card - to me the balloon stamp says "birthday" but I like how you made it into a thank you card!

donna mikasa said...

Such a wonderful showcase of the new stamps! I love your thank you with the key--must get that set! And your sister's card is amazing! Looks like she'll be getting inky with you more often!

Karen said...

These are all so wonderful but that first one is my favorite!!! Thanks for sharing all this inspiration!

Virginia L. said...

So artistic and fabulous, Linda!! I love your layering and for the hearts and that card with a key is my favorite! SUPER DUPER job you did!!!!!

Deirdre said...

Oh wow Linda - simply stunning. Adore the hearts, balloons and key... beautiful.

Daria Z. said...

Love them all, Linda...but the first one dropped my jaw! Love that flower - I've not seen those, so thanks for sharing! Your sister did a great job on hers, too.

Gilda said...

Great ideas for using the new Hero Arts stamps!

SherylH said...

Beautiful cards! And as for the "oops" on the thank you card -- I think the red card base really sets off the striped background.

Efrat said...

Beautiful cards. You did a great job in your first Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop.

Tiffany said...

Beautiful creations, Linda! I really love the sweet and rich color combination on your hearts card, super pretty!

gberry14 said...

Beautiful cards and I love the romantic valentine cards!-Leesa Berry

meredemaison said...

I couldn't get past your lovely first card! Just perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

מימס mimms said...

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

Jan Garber said...

Wonderful collection of cards! Good to hear someone else admitting to "messing up" and how they fix it! Tell your sis to keep making cards! You're both naturals!

Emma said...

Oh so very, very cute! The first one is particularly gorgous and I love the second one's color! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Nadine Mogg said...

Beautiful cards, each one is great, but I am partial to the anniversary card. The colors are stunning!!

k2designsnyc said...

These creatiosn are AMAZING!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Tina said...

Such beautifull cards. LOve how you used baloons on the second one.

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Linda ~ I really LOVE your cards!

Thanks so much for the inspiration and for a chance to win some HA goodies!!!

RedGem said...

Wow! great cards, love all of them! Tks for sharing.

Jeanne said...

Love your cards!

Pat said...

I really like all the cards on the hop--but these are my favorite!!! Your happy anniversary card is great and the thank you card is so beautiful, too!

Jennie said...

Beautiful assortment of designs! LOVE your heart card with the flower accent! And your key card is such a nice design with the rounded edges.

Cathy said...

The heart card is my favorite, but all these cards are terrific!

Luanne said...

Very gorgeous cards! the heart card is just so pretty and girly. Love the colors and everything. All of them just gorgeous, great colors and design

Mildred Mildew said...

Great cards Linda!

Nancy said...

I love your beautiful array of cards for almost every occasion, Linda! The balloon card makes me happy and I'm really drawn to the lovely vintage style of the key card. Wonderful work; I'm so glad you persevered through the blogger headaches.

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE the cards!! They are ALL BEAUTIFUL!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

charli said...

beautifully done!

kaori said...

Your cards are all gorgeous. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Nadia said...

Gorgeous cards!

Dorothy C. said...

Beautiful cards - thanks for sharing.

Miriam Prantner said...

These cards are so beautiful! Thank you! I love that first one, and the one with the key the best, you have done some marvelous work here.

kiesa salazar said...

all your cards are beautiful!!! i love the colors and flowers of the 1st, and the balloons of the 2nd one are way too cute!

Jennifer S. said...

Beautiful Cards!! Love the Hearts and Balloons!!!

Betty said...

gorgeous cards - especially like the anniversary card!

Velvet said...

Your use of color on the anniversary card really pops!

Melissa said...

I love your last card. I love the colors and the sentiment!!!!

pamselinski said...

Absolutely stunning and I mean every one of these cards but the Happy Anniversary card that you started with is so beautiful and romantic.

Laura Jane said...

I really like the color choices for the ANNIVERSARY card you made.

Gina said...

Awesome cards, love it!!!

Unknown said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I had to look several times at the flower. It looks like a real orchid attached to the card! Love the color and creative designs on all of your cards! Tell Kari I think she must have been making cards elsewhere in the dark of night!! Her card is gorgeous!!

Sue D said...

Fabulous selection of cards!

luvmysilhouette said...

Linda your cards are all gorgeous but the first is absolutely stunning... Your sisters card amazing too ...tfs hugs

Diana N. said...

Great cards! Each one is fantastic. Your sister has a future in cardmaking. My second card certainly looked nothing like hers.

Julia said...

Great job! Love all the projects!

Trudi said...

Beautiful Linda! That Anniversary card is my fave & I have those heart stamps, thanks for the inspiration!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic cards...love all the layers and color combos you used!

Raven said...

Your cards are great,just beautiful. And your sister's card is fantastic, she did a great job for her second card ever.

Amanda said...

Your Happy Anniversary card took my breath away! It is so beautiful!

Angela said...

Wonderful cards, I really like the anniversary card and the heartfelt thanks card is beautiful too.

Marina said...

All cards are nice, but my favorite is Happy Anniversary one.

sharon g said...

They are all wonderful for different reasons. THANKS>

Karen said...

The anniversary card is fabulous, but the key card is a close second! I'm glad I'm not the only one who has to improvise after a stamping accident. The balloon card turned out great. Someone is really going to appreciate Kari's card for OWH.

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous valentine cards!

Debbie Buckland said...

Beautifully done!

Karina Beck said...

SO beautiful cards! Very inspiring.

marla said...

Love your cards but the anniversary one really stood out to me as I LOVE hearts and those large hearts make that card so beautiful and the ribbon was wonderful also!!

Karen K. said...

Very pretty cards and I love the color combos.

pelArgoNNiA said...

I love the colors on the anniversary card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa Carroll said...

Linda, your cards are BEAUTIFUL! wow.. so many creative designs and lovely uses of color. Amazing job with the new stamps!

Beastybunny said...

Great cards! Love all the colors! Well done!

Anonymous said...

Great cards! Margaret K

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous work, fabulous colours! Jo x

2peasinapod said...

I love all the cards Linda.My favorite one is the anniversary card. So pretty! Thanks for sharing, Brenda

lsmith said...

Love these cards!

Cindy said...

Very nice, beautiful cards. Great job!

Stephanie Y. said...

Lovely cards! Great layouts and juxtaposition of patterned and solid paper

Kathy Rosecrans said...

Beautiful cards! The anneversary card just blows me over with beauty!!

Kathy E. said...

Three great cards, three great color combos. It is nice to see how each of you use color! I tend to pick "My favorites" and I need to push myself more into changing it up a bit...There is a good class topic -COLOR! Thank you so much

Mariëtte said...

Wonderful set of cards, the first one is my favorite :-)

joy said...

Fabulous cards, Linda! And, your sister is definitely one fine cardmaker, too. Love that first heart card so much.

MarcyK924 said...

Beautiful cards, Linda! I love how your sister got a card in there - and for such a great cause! Awesome post!

Cheryl said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, your sister's. Is lovely too!
My favorite is the anniversary card!

Linda said...

fantastic cards!!! Your sister's card is great-she's a natural at cardmaking!

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous!!!The Anniversary card just blows me away! Really stunning work, Linda!!

Linda E said...

More great cards. This is wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

looks like you were having fun making cards! Thanks for the ideas
Holly

Mom to Deanna said...

Such nice cards! Thanks for sharing!

inkytoes said...

very nice cards. the Year Round Sentiments card is a total inspiration for a masculine card with hearts.

ivy said...

the 1st card is drop-dead gorgeous! love the floral bloom on it too!
thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards from the new hero arts stamps! my list is getting very long!

Becs Attwood said...

Gorgeous cards, thanks for sharing!

Sharon Y said...

Thanks. Loving the colors on the anniversary card.

diana said...

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

Cathy A said...

All gorgeous cards, the hearts one is my absolute fav!

conil said...

Boy, these are all fabulous. You're really very talented. WOW!

Weenie Thomas said...

Very pretty cards

Judy Averill said...

Lovely cards--especially like the anniversary card. Good job.

Scrapycandy said...

That heart card...so much inspiration! Thank you!

blodia said...

Love the colors on the card with the key on it!

Hannah. F said...

I absolutely love your first card!
Thanks for sharing!

Marilyn C. said...

Kudos to your sister for a great card. Love your style - impressive.

Katie said...

awesome cards, clean and simple.

Scrappin' With Kimmy said...

Stunning cards! I just love that anniversary card!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards and your sister, well she should join you more often!

Julie H in MN

Angel Estes said...

Wow!! These are just lovely. And Kari has some serious talent, I'm thinking!! :)

Eve said...

they are all pretty but luv the 3rd for the design, incld. background papers & colors. :-)

Dotukas said...

Lovely cards! I like especially the first one - sweet and romantic!

Katarina said...

Lovely cards! Especially liked the key one, nice coulour scheme.

Leni said...

Love your colorful cards. Especially the one with the hearts!

Jackie said...

All your creations are lovely

Kailash said...

Really pretty cards!!!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for giving us so many great cards to relish.They are all pretty, including your sister's contribution. Great job both of you.

Rachel said...

So many pretty creations!! Love the keys on the Thank You card. Just perfect! :)

Danielle said...

Beautiful cards, I especially like the first one!

Pam W Merwin said...

These are all such lovely cards! I am partial to the hearts :) I have that set ordered and it should be here shortly - Your sister did a great job :) Thanks for all the inspiration!

ChrisM said...

Really like you Happy Anniversary card and "Hi There" card.

Ellie said...

GORGEOUS!! All of them...

Juut said...

Beautiful cards!

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

Such a variety. Loved seeing you use the new striped card pack and layering the balloons. Love the window with the heart too.

Sue McRae said...

Beautiful and fun cards Linda! Love the happy colours of your balloon card. Your sisters card is fantastic for a newbie cardmaker!

Melinda F. said...

Beautiful Cards! My favorite is the anniversary card.

Sandy M said...

Fabulous cards!

Yvette said...

Wow ... beautiful cards!

sndvansickle said...

Love your color combinations - so pretty.

Ezlie J. Perez said...

Great layering!

Cristal Fab said...

Love the hearts on the Happy Anniversary card. I need to use background cards for those type of things! Great idea.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautifully done. And Kari..... you do a wonderful job. Love them all.

Teresa said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love the colors you put together and the stamp selections. I my wish list is growing by the blog.

Scrapdolly said...

I especially like the heartfelt thanks card - it is lovely

Brenda Gordon said...

My favorite is the heartfelt thanks card!

Lindsey said...

Great cards -- all different, all beautiful!

Dani L. said...

Love your cards! And your sister did a great job too!!

jaclee said...

love your cards...you sister's too! talent runs in the family I see.

brenda said...

Your talent is amazing! I love all the cards you shared!

Yolanda said...

Hi Linda, gorgeous hearts and gorgeous cards you made. Gr. Yolanda

Yogi said...

all are beautiful. Love the papers you used, and the 1st card is gorgeous with the flower. Love the card with the key.

Scrapmaven said...

I love the key card. All the cards are fab--but the key card is my favorite. Thank you for sharing.

Karen G.42. said...

I absolutely love your cards, thanks for sharing them!

Kelly Rasmussen said...

great cards, linda!

debb said...

Beautiful cards!

Teresa W. said...

Gorgeous cards, Linda!!! Love the first one especially.

Cecilia said...

Love the hearts card! TFS!!

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