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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Coming Next Week - the Hero Hostesses are hopping!

HopNextWeek

Hi all - hope you'll join me and 27 very talented friends, all former Hero Hostesses, for our Blog Hop next week - each day will bring 5 or 6 of us.  For those of you who don't know what a Hero Hostess is, Hero Arts, a fabulous stamping company, selects a group of Hostesses to facilitate on their Flickr group for a three month period.  I enjoyed being a Hero Hostess from February - April 2011 with 4 other fabulous crafters - Heather, Anita, Sally, and Sharon.  I can't believe it was nearly 2 years ago already!  What a joy it's been to be involved with this great company and group!! 

We'll be sharing projects created with materials from the 2013 Hero Arts catalog.  What an amazing bunch of new products - thanks so much, Hero Arts!!  I was especially excited by the new Fancy Dies - I just received two in the mail from Art Plus, a premier Hero Arts Retailer.  Karen from Art Plus even included a darling baby stamp with my order - thanks Karen!!  I'll make something with that soon but today I was eager to use my new dies.

Anyone who knows me, even a little bit, knows my favorite holiday is Valentine's Day.  And I adore hearts so the new Hero Arts Renaissance Heart fancy die was on my must-have list from day one.  When it came in the mail I raced to the craft room and began cutting it on all sorts of different papers.  The die cuts like butter using the Vagabond, amazing for such a detailed die!  So, here's the card I created:

Fancy Heart

Besides the fancy die, I also used a strip from the Tweed Pattern, another 2013 Hero Arts release and some of their fun adhesive lace.  The sentiment is from a Decorate It! Valentine set you can find at Target stores.  Thanks for stopping and hope to see you for the Hop.  There are sure to be prizes involved!

10 comments:

Maureen Morton said...

What fun this is going to be, Linda! And hearts are my favorite thing, too, so this die is on my wish list for sure. What a knock-out card you have made - so very rich! Love it.

Heather Maria said...

Oh what a fabulous Valentine, Linda! I love what you've done with the gorgeous heart die and the tweed pattern stamp! I can hardly believe it's nearly two years since we were Hostesses - where is the time going to?! Can't wait to go hopping with you next week:)

Dawn Turley said...

what a gorgeous card Linda. and I'm looking forward to the hop

Barb said...

I'm so excited to hop with you on Wednesday - yay! Love that Fancy Die - I just HAD to have it too! Your card is gorgeous, my friend! :)

CinnamonSally said...

Wow Linda that die is fabulous, a must have I think!!! So looking forward to next week and hopping on Wednesday!, Those two years have flown by!!

Brenda said...

Hi Linda! I love this HEART, how beautiful and intricate! I can't wait for the hop! See you then!

Sue McRae said...

The heart is so delicate and pretty! Love all the layers and textures on this card Linda!

Robin K. said...

I loooove your card Linda!!! That die cut heart is fab!! Can't wait to hop this week!!

Greta said...

Truly a gorgeous Valentine, Linda!

Kim H said...

love this Valentine, wonderful texture and layering. thanks for sharing.