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Friday, January 24, 2014

Hero Hostesses 2014 Catalog Blog Hop

 
Welcome to Day 5 of the Hero Arts Hostess Hop, featuring fabulous stamps from the new 2014 release!  I'm stop 2; if you've been following along, you’ve just arrived from the super-talented Virginia Lu's blog
I love Virginia's style and her sense of humor!!

If you find a broken link, please find the master list of Day 5's links 
at the Hero Arts Club Blog - here and also report it to:  blog@heroarts.com
Missed a day?   Please start at the Hero Arts Blog to see all
the amazing projects from the rest of this exciting week:
 
We Hero Hostesses have had such a great time creating with all the bounty of new stamps from Hero Arts!!  Many thanks to Aaron and all the other wonderful folks at Hero Arts for this opportunity! 

First up today, I have a thank you card featuring the Thanks Blackboard woodblock stamp and a banner from the For Your Kindness clear set.  I've been working on some Valentines using paper from Basic Grey's True Love collection.  I thought they would be perfect for a thank you card!  I love the look of the blackboard stamped with Tim Holtz' Distress Ink (Festive Berries) on the soft pink Basic Grey paper.  I stamped the banner in black, then shaded it with a Copic marker (W1).  I added one of the mix & match sentiments from the same clear set using Fired Brick Distress Ink.  I finished the card with some fun sequins; I popped a crystal heart from the Sparkle Gem Hearts set into the large sequin, bottom left.


Guess I was hungry when I made this next card - LOL.  When I was out shopping for new 2014 Hero Arts stamps I passed by the set Dude I used for this card.  It didn't make my cart on that first go around since I had so many others.  But it worked on my brain and every time I saw it in the store, I saw more and more possibilities.  After a couple more trips, into the cart it went.  When I saw the little pizza slice I envisioned a pie with a missing slice - weird, huh?  Here's my card:


I stamped the pizza slice on creamy paper and then made a mask on thin paper.  Masked and stamped around, leaving a blank spot for the sentiment.  Colored with Tim Holtz Distress Markers and put stickles on the pepperoni.  I stamped the sentiment in Hero Arts Neon Green ink but it seemed too light so I overstamped, off-set a bit, with black.  The card base is stamped with an older Hero Arts cling, the Canvas Background (still a fave).  The pizza seemed lonely so I added the washi tape.  The black stars ended up on there for 2 reasons - one, had to cover up a stickle blob I made and two, given Hero Arts supports Operation Write Home with this set, I liked the stars for the military feel.  Anyway, I was happy with how this matched my vision.

I also made a few mini-Valentines (3x3 inch) for some special friends using several new clear sets.  I apologize in advance for posting these before I even mail them!  First I made feminine and masculine cards for a friend and her hubby, a big football fan:


On the left, I used the same banner set as above, just using a different mix & match sentiment for the bottom half.  The background is a fabulous new woodblock stamp:  Pattern Stripes which I stamped in Hero Arts Neon Pink ink.  Love how feminine this looks in that color!  On the right, I used two sets that Hero Arts created supporting Operation Write Home:  Dude and What a Guy.  There are soooo many possibilities with these two OWH sets.  In fact, here are a couple boy mini-Valentines using the Dude set:


For some reason, when I saw the strip of bacon image in Dude, I thought of making the word Hi.  On the inside it says "more than bacon" - I need to find out where "I like you more than bacon" comes from....   Love the classic car image from Dude.  The heart on the left comes from another new clear set You're So Kind and the mini outline heart on the right comes from Messages with Flourish.  I just love it when the sets include little versatile images!

Thanks for joining us on the Hero Hostess Blog Hop today!  Before you go, be sure to leave a comment - 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!  See the Hero Arts Blog post today to get the deadline for entry.

 
Your next stop on the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop
is the sweet and creative Vera Ruhay.

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Diane Stricker said...

very creative and cute cards.

jp said...

Love background stamps. These are great!

Lin said...

What creative cards, Linda! You really did some thinking outside the box and you can do so many styles! Well done - such a great way to end our week!

Maureen Morton said...

These all bring a big grin, Linda! What great designs. Love that pizza with the piece missing. I didn't have interest in these stamps, but now I'm giving them a second look.

Laura Norris said...

Linda - these cards are just wonderful! So creative. I like the pizza one - very clever!! Thanks for sharing with us on this fun hop!

Arlene said...

Fun and creative. LOVE the cards. I would have been stumped on how to use the bacon and pizza.


Love sharing this week with you.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful creativity. Like the pizza. Like the arrangement of the wood looking letters & cars.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

judkajudi said...

What a great blog post this is!! Love that pizza card!! The mini cards are awesome!! You gave us so much to be inspired by!! Loved hopping this week!!

Jayne said...

You gave me a new way of looking at some of the stamps. Thanks.

Patricia said...

Wow! What awesome cards & creativity! I love all of them? Will have to have the Dude set for sure! Thank you for all of the inspiration.

Claire Boyd said...

Just love the pizza card !

Nancy said...

Creative is right! Love your designs!

Torrie said...

I love the Thanks blackboard stamp, and love that you did it in red ink.

Emily Leiphart said...

Linda, your creativity knows no bounds! Your pizza card looks good enough to eat and I love the way you used those Dude stamps, especially the football background!

Agnes Dobek said...

Wow, talk about creativity. I love the cards.

Nancy K said...

I love them all, Linda! The pizza design is fabulous, so perfect for a guy! It's been a great week of creative fun with the hosti, you are taking us out on a high note! ;)

RedGem said...

Wow.. great cards, love the colors you used, very bright! Tks for sharing.

adele holcomb said...

Such cute cards! "Hi" made out of bacon is really clever, and I was glad to see again how nice the Patterned Stripes background looks. I dismissed that stamp as being too busy when I first saw it, but every example I've seen is awesome -- definitely on my want list now!

Kanan Pandya said...

Fabulous cards, Linda. I love that Pizza card, so cute. Love those feminine and masculine Valentines cards,great bright colors and those boy mini-Valentines cards are cute too, love the "Hi" with bacon strips Thanks for the inspiration. :-)

Celine Blacow said...

Brilliant cards! Love the bacon look, so much fun ... I have a friend who's bacon obsessed and he'd love this! I really love the first card too, so pretty.

Thank you!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love all your creative cards today Linda! That pizza card really made me smile! Love hopping with you this week. :)

Kelly Massman said...

fun cards--love that car card the best!

Gail Mc Nerney said...

Just too cute cards....the pizza card is special and your use of color is amazing...Great job.

Donna Whitten said...

Fabulous cards! You have some cute ideas.

Vikki Hein said...

enjoyed your textures & colors!

donna mikasa said...

Dude! I love that story behind the pizza card--too funny! All your cards are just fab, Linda! It's been such a blast hopping with you this week!

judy said...

Very creative cards! I especially love the thanks chalkboard card.

Ava said...

Linda, the pizza card is so sweet and funny and all of your cards have that special "Linda" touch to them!

Betty said...

such cute cards - love the pizza one!

Virginia L. said...

Wow, you sure rock this hop, Linda! Your pizza card is too good to eat/send (LOL)!! I love your assorted masculine and feminine mini Valentine's cards! So creative!! I am honored to be hopping along with you today! xoxo

Amy Pjura said...

love that thanks blackboard stamp!

Pat said...

Lovely cards! Cute and creative!

Barb said...

Linda, there are so many clever ideas in this post! I adore your pizza card - what fun! Fabulous cards using the new stamps, my friend! So happy to have shared this week with you! ♥

Kailash said...

So many creative and clever designs on your cards Linda, love how you showcased the stamps in such unique ways:-)

Мария Доричева Maria Doricheva said...

Cute! The last duet would be perfect for teenagers.

Sue D said...

Very creative cards. I like your use of the banner stamp.

Cindy C. said...

So fun and cute! Love the mini cards, especially the "Hi" spelled with Bacon!! Thanks for the inspirations!

Anna-Karin S said...

I think your pizza card is sooo clever! Love it!!!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, Linda...your cards are amazing! I love that you chose red for the chalkboard card and how you played with the pizza and bacon...so clever! Love your mini cards, too...perfect for a quick note to a friend!
Thanks so much for being part of the hop ~ I really enjoyed visiting your blog!

sharon l-s said...

Love the pizza card. The Thanks blackboard stamp looks cool in red. Blackboard in the name makes me think black - you were out of the box on this one. The valentines cards are so cute. I too have bypassed the Dude set, it is going on the list now. Thanks for sharing so many neat cards.

Mandee Teel said...

THese are FABULOUS!!!!!

Michelle said...

So nicely put together, Linda! I really like the way you put the pizza together. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Chark said...

your food cards are wonderful! I think they make great guy cards, but I'd like to get them too!

Gail said...

HI Linda - I love Basic Grey papers very much - liking your love card there - The pizza card is lovely - like the pointing finger and the banners on the next cards and the HI in wood look with lovely red hearts and the DUDE car card - TFS - thanks for the hop and have a grand day!

utb 01 @ att dot net [no spaces]

Annelies said...

Love your cards Linda, especially the first one! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Debstamps said...

Heh heh…I'm still chuckling over your bacon and pizza cards Linda! Well done with the stickles pepperoni--such a clever girl!

grandmato19 said...

Simply adore how you used the chalkboard stamp in one of my favorite colors to make that first card. I literally gasped out loud!!! Thanks for all the other cute ideas as well! Your work is amazing!

Iris said...

Super cute cards - love all the patterns and colors.
isoscia at aol dot com

Harriet Skelly said...

These are all great cards - love all of the masculine ones - especially the dude one!

Diana N. said...

All of your cards are just great. I couldn't pick a favorite.

Tammy J said...

your cards are super cute. I love the first one and the HI with bacon was an eye catcher just because of the bacon. LOL. TFS

Suzan D said...

these cards are so creative

Vivian C. said...

Your bacon card cracked me up. LOL Lots of fun ideas.

Mildred Mildew said...

Linda, you have created great cards suitable for male teens and I especially like the way you used a color other than 'black' for the blackboard stamp...gives me ideas..thanks!

conil said...

Good golly girl, you've really made a passel of great cards. Just wonderful.

Carol Perry said...

As I sit here in my frozen tundra, I have enjoyed your cards. That pizza one is awesome. Looks good enough to eat.

heidi @ ggip said...

What fun! Your first card has such awesome richness!

Scrapycandy said...

I have never seen a pizza card before. Cracks me up! and so much detail!

Graciellie CH said...

Nice and fun cards! Thanks for sharing!

http://gracielliedesign.blogspot.com/

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

Great cards! Especially the pizza.

CinnamonSally said...

Oh my goodness Linda you have been busy, I love all your cards but especially the Pizza one so cute. Its been such fun hopping with you again, Hugs Sally

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love the variety of cards you made! Thanks for the inspiration! My favorite is the first one, love the sentiment, perfect for the image! TFS

Kris in Alaska said...

Cute little Valentine cards! Way better than store bought, eh?

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Bev Hill said...

Very creative and unique cards. I have to say I LOVE the first card, the Blackboard stamp done in red is gorgeous. I would never thought of doing that, I need to think outside the box more.

Suzanne C said...

So many adorable and inspirational cards! Love that pizza pie one perfect for so many ages and genders! Love the way you used the cards to form a frame! So fun!

Annie Wills said...

Great cards all around...love the pizza card the best because the coloring is spot on. And now I'm hungry for lunch!

diana said...

These are great cards! Love the red Thanks Blackboard. TFS ;-)

Tiffany Ervin said...

Super fun variety of cards, Linda!!! LOVE the incorporation of lots of manly cards!! So great hopping along with you this week! yay!

Kelly Booth said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! You made amazing Cards Linda!! LOVE LOVE xoxoxo

jeannine said...

Great cards! Love the bacon "hi"!

Leni said...

Love your cards. So happy, colorful, creative, original....Great!

Cat Craig said...

Great fun cards your sense of humor and fun shines through.

Miriam Prantner said...

What fun cards! Some really neat ways to use the stamps, who wouldn't love a bacon hi card?!

stamplover2011 said...

Super cute cards, Linda!

Anonymous said...

Sharon c. You are very creative. All are great but I like the Miss You and masculine ones best.

Linda T said...

Great cards! I love you're pizza card. Love the backgrounds. Great colors you chose. The bacon card is so cute! Thanks for sharing you're great ideas.

Maye M.L said...

All of your cards are darling and fun. The pizza missing a slice is absolutely enchanting. It would make a great Valentine's card! Cheers.

Kelly Flaherty said...

Adorable! These are great stamps.

Amante del Papel said...

there are a fantastic cards!

Maria Giselle B. said...

Never imagined the chalkboard stamp would work out in color red. Love the card!

Karenladd said...

Oh my, these cards are just adorable!! LOVE how you used the bacon strips to form a word!

Kim said...

I like the masculine feel to some of these cards.

Sue McRae said...

Your cards are so clever Linda! Love your use of the bacon stamp and the pizza looks delectable. What guy wouldn't love these?

Deirdre said...

Oh wow - amazing creations. Thanks for sharing.

Tracey McNeely said...

All fabulous, LOVE love that pizza!

Linda said...

What is it with men and food? LOL! Love your YUMMIE masculine cards!

Suzi said...

After seeing your cute cards, I am inspired to get to the craft table sooner rather than later! Thanks! I needed that!

jenway9 said...

You know I looked over those stamps too when looking at the catalog but now...I'm thinking I need to go back and look carefully at everything again.

jamie said...

Love the pizza card.....Thanks!

Lysa said...

Fun & clever cards! :) Love the chalkboard in red too!

JanLee said...

Oh my goodness how cute are these cards! Love the pizza card, I might have to steal that! :) Great job!

StampNK said...

Ha ha...that bacon card is the cutest thing I've seen in a long time! Love the pizza one too (yes, I'm hungry for lunch!)

joy said...

WOW! You made a lot of cards and I must say, they make me smile!! Good job, Linda!

Heather Maria said...

Linda, I LOVE all of your fabulous and creative cards! Your first card is absolutely gorgeous with the wonderful mix of patterned papers and stamping! The Blackboard Thanks looks so beautiful stamped in red! The pizza looks so realistic and yummy - I'm getting hungry here looking at it! Brilliant colouring and design too! The stars are the perfect touch!

As for your mini Valentine's - ADORABLE and so creative!! The lucky recipients will love them:) Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration. I'm absolutely delighted to be hopping along with you this week my friend:)

Anita in France said...

What fabulous variety in your cards ... and all such fun!

Melinda Ferraz said...

Great cards, love the pizza and bacon cards!! TFS

Brenda in IN said...

Oh, what fun cards you made! I love all the cards that can be for guys. They are hard to come up with. I especially love the bacon card!

Amy C. said...

I love your style...so many neat ideas! I love the big "thanks" stamp and the football card is fun. I especially love the bacon card. I need that for my husband!

Jackie Parkins said...

Those are such fun cards. So pretty!

shirley-bee said...

Great cards, Linda! I like how you used the banner with the blackboard stamp.

cghundley said...

Great bunch of
fun cards. Like
the bacon HI.
Carla from Utah

Robin K. said...

You really rocked these sets Linda!!!! I love how fun and trendy all your designs are!!! That pizza with the missing slice is genius for a miss you card:). Thanks for sharing your talent!

Denise G. said...

I like how you used the dude stamp. The pizza looks good enough to eat.

gabriella said...

I like your first card best

Judy Tuck said...

Beautiful cards Linda. You've been busy!

Amy L said...

I love what you have done with your cards. Very creative!

Mary-Anne V said...

I love that this post is masculine card heavy...so fun!

Gail said...

Creative ,fun and funky , great cards.

Becs Attwood said...

What a fun bunch of cards. Thanks for sharing.

Greta said...

Creative, cute cards, Linda!

Sarah Gray said...

Love all of your cards - such cool designs. The pizza card is so fun and I love what you did with the chalkboard stamp too!

Debra said...

Love the pizza card.

Barbara said...

Really clever and cute cards and I especially love the mini Valentine's! The pizza card is so fun!

Jenny W said...

Thanks for sharing all your cool cards!

Renee M said...

Great cards! I really like how you did the pizza and bacon ones--such fun ideas for guy cards :)

Laura said...

How many styles in your cards. I can't chose the one I prefer

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

fun cards - esp the pizza one thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Kim Hall said...

Just love your creative inspiration Linda.

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Linda,
Great to see you and your wonderful cards in the Hero Hop.

I really LOVE that first card and LOVE the red and white combo, it's stunning and the first time I've seen that stamp used with those colors, but it's perfect!!

Keep up the wonderful creations...

Hugs,
Lisa

Deborah said...

Great cards thanks for showing so many masculine cards always needed have a great weekend

Unknown said...

pizza! and lots of great cards!
thanks
Holly

no blog post said...

The new stamps used on this blog hop offer a nice variety to add to one's collection. I have really enjoyed this week and I especially love this stop. I plan to be a frequent visitor. Thanks so much for sharing.

Larissa Heskett said...

AMAZING Cards for today!! LOVING the different designs!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Susanne Vargas said...

We just had Pizza for dinner! That card made me laugh! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Jona Moughty said...

very cute creative cards! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

paperpicnic said...

Wow, Linda! Your cards are incredible! I love the variety of ideas that you've shared today! Your first thank you card is so beautiful! I also love the way you used the bacon stamp to write HI! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy Carroll said...

I especially LOVE the "thanks blackboard", the mini Valentines! Bacon was very innovative too!

Vera Rhuhay said...

Awww...Linda, You amazed me! these cards are just wonderful! who daoesn't love pizza! I love the pizza card! and love your mini valentine cards, you are so creative!

Love hopping with you!
hugs

Michelle W said...

I love what you did with the chalkboard background stamp and using it on a color other than black. Love it! Thank you for the inspiration!

Barb said...

Neat cards. Love the one with the cars!

craftymom205 said...

Love your cards. Very creative.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Judy1223 said...

Linda, what a great variety of card styles you have shared with us! From hearts to banners to bacon to football...you've covered it all! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Kim Potts said...

I love your cards "more than bacon" :)

Annmarie Demotto said...

great cards love all the colors and embellishments

Valerie Wood said...

Great bunch of cards! Love the pizza!

Bunnyfreak said...

Very clever cards. Love how you made the pizza.

steph said...

Love the cards - the pizza is terrific.

Samantha F. said...

Your cards made me smile--they're terrific!

Karla said...

Your cards are just "funny fun" like my daughter would say... Thanks for a chance to win.

Angela said...

I really like the chalkboard stamp in red; thanks showing us a different color scheme than the usual black.

Ann Kulseth said...

Cute cards - thanks for sharing!

JanLM said...

Such fun cards Thanks. bluemoonbyniteatyahoodotcom

Robyn said...

These are great cards! I especially loved the mini-Valentines!

Colleen said...

I LOVE how yo used the Dude set. I have looked at it a few times and now I have some great ideas THANKS!

brenda said...

I love all the different cards you made.

Jennifer Essad said...

I like the colors you chose to use-I can't wait to see the new products in the stores soon

Karen L K said...

Very nice and very creative cards. I love the colors on the blue and red card not to mention the design of the card. You reminded me about that canvas background stamp that needs to go to the top of my list.

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

Such fun! Love the pizza

Carol from La Crosse said...

Your cards are full of creativity!! I just love the THANKS BLACKBOARD background stamp!! It is really cool!

Thanks for all the inspiration!

Dawn Turley said...

all your cards are fabulous Linda. Love the colour on the first one.

Weenie Thomas said...

Wonderfully creative set of cards!

Shona Chambers said...

All the pizza and bacon has left me quite hungry!! Love all your projects, you have some fantastic ideas. Thanks for sharing them!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Loved the crads specially how you have used pps on them..pizza n bacn cards are yummy :D !

pam said...

love your cards!

Angelnorth said...

Fun cards, loving the pizza and the offset sentiment is perfect with it!

~amy~ said...

Love your chat about the pizza card and now I'm hungry:) Fun cards!

Tami B. said...

This was a really fun bunch of cards.

Lisa Simpson said...

Love the cards, so creative and fun!

stamping sue said...

so many fantastic ideas for cards! I like your missing slice!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

snappy scrappy said...

Amazing cards, love the pizza one!!!

Anouk Munnik said...

Like that pizza card a lot! Great colouring on that one!

Sabrina said...

How cute and fun!!

patscrap91 said...

Wonderful cards !The first one is my favorite !

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome job on creating all these masculine cards! Fabulous inspiration you have given me!

Lori Mcosh said...

Absolutely awesome!!!

nancy said...

Great cards -- very creative!

Peggy B said...

Your cards are wonderful - I'm liking the blackboard and pattern stripes stamps...

Linda H said...

Great cards! Love the pizza one!

Dottie J said...

really creative! thanks for sharing them.

Pam W Merwin said...

So many creative ideas with these stamps! Loving the "Thanks Blackboard and "For Your Kindness" stamps - these are going on my wish list. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Rachel K said...

So many great projects! :)

Ariana Garber said...

I love the background paper on the first card!

Laura said...

Love your funny cards with the missing pizza slice and the bacon Hi - very clever!!

Janeen said...

cute and creative for sure. who doesn't like pizza?

MarcyK924 said...

WOW, Linda, I LOVE how you used the new stamps! SO fun and colorful! You always come up with such creative ideas!

pcm said...

such fun cards!

Cyndee Scholet said...

I like your Thank You card. I can always use lots of those. Also liked the banner - looks like that could be pretty versatile.

Carey said...

Nice projects. The pizza card is very clever!

CathyL said...

Cute pizza card Linda!,

Yvette said...

Wonderful cards. Like the pizza card, so creative!

Amrita said...

great cards!
love the pizza card!

Kathy M said...

Thanks for the inspiration

wimzcl1 said...


Great cards for the male of the species!

Ruth H said...

Linda, what great ideas!! You really got super creative. So nice to see cards for males.

justasiam said...

The red on the first card is very striking!

Lucille K said...

Love your cards, Linda. The pizza card is the best, just love it :)

Aundria B. said...

Love the "Dude" and "What a Guy" sets - great to see stamp companies finally making fun & masculine-themed stamps. As for the "more than bacon", it's part of the "Dude" set. Will definitely be CASE-ing your fun cards! Thank you for sharing these amazing cards.

stamper said...

Terrific cards Linda! My faves are the first two!

Isha Gupta said...

OMG!!! So very creative Linda. Superb!!! Your pizza card is just out of the world :)

Diane said...

Loved all your cards. Your pizza card is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

Deborah Montgomery said...

What creative use of this stamp set! All your cards are so amazing but turning the pizza slice into a whole pizza was awesome!! Thanks for sharing :)

Jeanie said...

They are all cute but especially loved the first one -thank you card.

Marie said...

Great cards! Love the pizza and the valentine's!

Neesey said...

I just love your work. Great cards.

Colorado Crafter said...

Super cards! Really love the pizza with the missing piece!

Sarah P. said...

Love the cards. They are too cute. Thank you for sharing.

Rhonda Mussman said...

You're making me hungry----loved your cards.

cheryl l. said...

Love the first card the best!

lynneatw said...

I love your cards.

Donna Cala said...

Great projects.

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