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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Hero Hostess Alumni Blog Hop


Welcome to Day 2 of the Hero Hostess Alumni Blog Hop featuring fabulous stamps from the new Hero Arts 2016 release and winter catalog. If you've come from the oh-so-talented Lin Brandyberry's blog Sending Hugs, you're in the right place!!

PRIZES*PRIZES*PRIZES!! 
Hero Arts will be awarding a $25.00 Hero Arts shopping spree to the winner randomly 
chosen from all of the comments left on the blogs included on today's hop.   
A second bonus prize of Hero Arts product will go to one lucky winner 
who comments on today's Hero Arts post.  
Deadline for comments is Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 11:59 pm Pacific time.
See the Hero Arts Blog posts on 10/24 & 10/25/16 for complete prize details.

I was honored to be a Hero Hostess (facilitator on their Flickr Group) back in 2011. Thanks to Hero Arts for including me in their Hostess family and on this fun hop!! I'm delighted to showcase some new goodies from their 2016 winter catalog. I found so many great products I couldn't resist. One such item - Kelly's Winter Planner; I just love the little winter icons in this set. I started with the bitty Christmas tree and Merry Christmas sentiment, adding them to the new Infinity tag dies (they are amazing!). The Infinity Rectangles dies made layering a breeze! And I just had to use a PEACE die cut (my new favorite word die). I must mention how much I love Hero Arts Layering Paper - I have every color but especially adore the Pool used here.

Peace
Paper - Hero Arts PS640 Pool Mixed Layering Paper, BoBunny Altitude 6x6 pad, American Crafts glitter
Ink - Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Distress Ink, Ranger Archival Watering Can by Wendy Vecchi

Next up - a card with CG697 Blizzard Bold Prints - my new favorite background! I just love the 6x6 size and it's so perfect stamped on the card base behind the gold embossed ornaments from DC186 Ornaments Stamp & Cut (layered on a piece of bokeh paper). The Let's Be Merry sentiment came from CM100 Christmas Messages - I just love this set for its variety. More layering paper - I used Pine for this card base.

Merry ornaments

And finally, here's a shaker card using the darling mittens from CL999 Holiday Mittens. The sentiment comes from DC193 Kelly's S'mitten Stamp & Cut. The Rectangle Infinity dies helped immensely when creating my shaker!! The shaker elements are a mix of sequins and chunky glitter I bought at Michael's. The vellum covering the shaker window came from a Hero Arts monthly card kit; it's not available in their store.

Mittens shaker

Your next stop is the delightful Sally Sherfield's blog Created by Sally. And here's the list of all the stops on today's hop for maximum inspiration:

Linda Wetterlin - you are here!

You can find yesterday's Day 1 here. Remember to leave comments on the Hop posts by 11:59pm Pacific Time on October 30th 2016 for the chance to win Hero Arts prizes!!

Thanks for stopping and thanks for the kind comments! Thanks to Hero Arts for the goodies they sent and for the great customer service & inspiration they always provide! And special thanks to Virginia Lu who coordinated us this time and to all my hostess sisters for their friendship!!

142 comments:

Jan Elmore said...

Your mitten shaker is pretty darn cute!

Kailash said...

I love them all Linda, gorgeous and that itty bitty tree is just too cute:-)))

joy said...

Fabulous cards! Love the mitten shaker card.

Deborah Nolan said...

Love 'em all, but the first one's vibrant coloring is calling my name - lol!

~amy~ said...

so pretty, love your inky goodness!

StampinLouie said...

Very nice cards. Love the small tree accented on the first card!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Linda, these are awesome cards. Just beautiful work!

jeannieob said...

Very nice cards, love Hero Arts products!

Elvira Schawel said...

Very cute cards. Love love love

Robin Platt said...

Great cards. Love the vintage look of the ornaments. Thanks for sharing your talent.

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous cards Linda especially that shaker card with the mittens!

Cynthia said...

Oh what cute mittens! ⛄

Lin said...

What a delightful trio of cards, Linda! I love how you used all the tags on the first one (the woodgrain looks great as their background) and your mitten shaker card is too cute, with its wonderful combination of colors and that polka dot paper! So glad to call you sista and hop with you once again!

angie said...

love the unexpected colors on the first card!

Russell Productions said...

Great variety of cards. Thanks for sharing.

pcm said...

i love the ornament garland!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Wonderful Christmas cards ! The one with mittens is my fav !

Susan Lang said...

Very pretty cards. Great color choices.

Scraplea 1 said...

Fun ideas! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!!

kReN K said...

I love the layout for your tag card and I love purple and aqua together as a color combo, but all the cards are so pretty! The shaker mitten card is so cute! Thanks for the inspiration! kReN@afourthlife

Sharon Wentz said...

Love the mitten shaker card!

Kim Faucher said...

Such great stamping memories of "back then" -a great stamping tradition!

Debra Rumpza said...

I love the mitten shaker card! I like the vellum used for the window... makes it look frosty!

Elaine said...

You created very nice cards, but I especially like the mittens one.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful holiday cards. The shaker card is fabulous with the sweet mittens and fun confetti! Love the purple hues on your peace card.

Lindar C said...

Very pretty, I love this whole release.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Your cards are awesome!!!! I like the colors of your first card.

Daria Z. said...

Such wonderful cards, Linda! Love the layers and non-traditional colors on the first. Beautiful ornaments and such cozy mittens! Hugs.

paperpicnic said...

These are all amazing, LInda! I'm completely smitten with your mitten shaker card! It's so vibrant and fun! Love the garland of sparkle ornaments!

Sherry said...

very pretty! love the colors you used!

Lindsay S said...

Love the mittens!

Chris Handy said...

The mitten shaker card is my favorite, love the colors

Martha Berry said...

The ornaments seem to jump off the page with dimension! These cards are all great and give me lots of holiday ideas. Thanks for sharing your designs!

Sherri Clifford said...

Beautiful! Love the colors.

Virginia Lu said...

BEAUTIFUL post, Linda! I love the swanky and stylish color combo in your first card!! The embossing looks amazing on the 2nd. And the 3rd one (a shaker card!!!) is warm and lovely! Happy to be hopping along with you. xo

Beverly said...

Your cards are just beautiful. Love the gold-embossed ornaments! And the mitten shaker card is a great idea!

cissi said...

Great cards, love the ornament one.

Barbara said...

Lovely cards, beautiful and cute. The mitten shaker card is so much fun. I love seeing all the different uses for these Hero Arts stamps and dies and think the Hero Hostesses are amazing!

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous cards Linda.

Arlene said...

I love what you did with these tags, not just stark white tags that most people think about, makes me want to run to my craft room and color. The ornaments are so elegant. Then you pop such a fun shaker card into the mix.

So glad to be part of the hop with you.

Cathy said...

Wonderful idea for the cards! They are all so pretty

Melynn said...

Love them all-the tag colors are fantastic, ornaments sparkle and the shaker card is just plain fun.

Carol Ric said...

Super cute cards. tfs

Sue McRae said...

Each card is so festive Linda! Love the purple and pool on the first card and your mitten shaker is cute and fun!

Satori said...

Super cards with a creative flair!

cghundley said...

Your cards are
all so pretty!
Great designs
and colors.
Carla from Utah

Z Sullivan said...

Oh, so pretty! Great color combos and overall design. TFS.

Melissa Friedrich said...

These cards are all so beautiful! The mittens shaker and the little tree on the tag is so darn cute. I love the vintage ornament card, cool background!

Carol Didier said...

Beautiful cards!! I especially love the Peace message.

Diann Brodnax said...

Love how unique and creative your cards are! They are all awesome! :)

Cathy A said...

Lovely cards Linda

Diane said...

Wonderful cards! I've never thought to use vellum on a shaker card. It turned out beautifully; I'll have to try it.

Nikki said...

Love your shaker card!

Naama said...

All so different and all so beautiful :)
Love the color combinations on all of them, just gorgeous!

Deedles said...

Great cards. Love your use of tags on the card.

Barb said...

Fabulous cards, Linda! Love the colors on your first one! Your ornaments look gorgeous with the gold embossing and those mittens? Delightful! I've really enjoyed reuniting with you and all the hostesses! So fun! Sending hugs! ♥

vicenta ghylin said...

Fantastic cards. The ornament card is awesome. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Amazing collection of gorgeous cards - LOVE your shaker mittens card:)

Heather Doran said...

Wow Linda, wonderful cards one and all!! Gorgeous layering, colours and sparkle on the first card and the tiny tree is so sweet! Your ornament card is so elegant with the beautiful ornaments embossed in gold and hanging from the pretty swag! The shaker card is so pretty and fun! Gorgeous design and colouring and I'd have fun shaking all that sequin and chunky glitter goodness inside!

I'm so happy to have been hopping with you again my friend:)

Renee Thompson said...

That mitten shaker card is super cute!!

Sabrina said...

Very pretty cards!!!

Cindy Read said...

I love your cards. So very pretty.

BunnyD said...

I'm smitten with your mittens! I love the whimsy of shaker cards and the addition of the mittens is adorable. Great cards.

Barbie said...

Love all of them, the Peace card is my fav. Those colors together are great! thanks so much for inspiring me.

Judie said...

Beautiful cards! Love the shaker with the mittens!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the layering of the tags in the first card.
The mittens are darling. The two different
papers for the border are fun.
The gold embossing on the ornaments is
wonderful.
So many great ideas.
thanks for sharing.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the variety of creations. Especially like the shaker style with mittens.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Nandini said...

Gorgeous card! I am really enjoying the amazing inspiration in this hop!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful projects. Thanks for the inspiration

Betty Keefe said...

great cards Linda!

gabriella said...

Wow, very jazzy cards

LaVon Hall said...

Your cards are beautiful. Love use of non traditional colors.

cm said...

A beautiful collection of cards; the wee Christmas tree, sporting its bright star, is the show stopper for me! Small, but with mega impact!
~carol

Andrea1702 said...

Lovely cards! The first one is my favorite. I love that color combo!

bev p said...

Love that itty bitty tree! Perfect way to accent a bold sentiment.. I am totally crazy about the ornaments, too. Thank you.

Nancy K said...

Linda, I love your fun collection of cards! The first one is a rustic beauty, it totally makes me smile! Love that you made a shaker card too, it's wonderful! Such fun to be hopping together again! Hugs!

Cindy C. said...

All these cards so charming!!

Judy said...

I think your cards are so unique and pretty. Thanks for sharing with us.

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for giving us 3 lovely cards for inspiration. I like your usse of pattered paper.

Judy Tuck said...

Nice mix of colours, papers and designs Linda. Very pretty cards!!

Roz M. said...

What a fabulous collection of cards! I love the unusual (but utterly fabulous) colours of your first card, the beautiful embossing of the second, and the fun mittens on your happy shaker card! Thanks for sharing these!

Sue LD said...

I like the layers on the peace card, the gorgeous ornaments and the cute mitten shaker.

donna mikasa said...

Oh, Linda! I almost shared an ornament card, similar to yours--love how yours turned out! It's been a fun reunion--hope all the sistas can sing together next time. ;)

Tammy J said...

I really like your cards and did not think I would like that ornament set until I have seen it a couple times now. TFS

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love the row of ornaments and your pretty colors!

Emily Leiphart said...

Love your beautiful cards, Linda! The layered tag card is my favourite and I love the gold ornaments hanging from the gemstone strings. It’s been so fun hopping with all my hostess sisters again!

Jean said...

Fantastic cards for the hop, Linda!

Tiffany Ervin said...

Linda! The use of purple is one of my all time favorites, especially for the holidays!! Really love how you used non-traditional colors in these designs, simply stunning!! Great hopping with you this year!

Carissa said...

So cute! The tag card is just creative, and the mitten shaker is just darn cute. Love those mittens!

Crafty Little Peach said...

These are simply adorable! I love the colors for the tag card!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Lovely cards Linda! I think the ornaments are my fav but that shaker card is awesome too! It's been such fun to hop with you again!

Linda Peabody said...

Absolutely love the mitten shaker card. Cute, cute, cute.

Janet D. said...

Great cards, and your shaker card is adorable!

Shelly said...

These are sooo pretty!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are wonderful!!!

Christy Q said...

Beautiful cards, Linda - wonderful wintry colors!

Kelly Harms said...

Super cute cards!

Abby said...

Great cards!

Katy said...

Such pretty cards, and I loved your shaker card!

stampwithsandy said...

Love all three of your beautiful cards, but the purples and blues in the first one are gorgeous! Love those colors together!

Kelly Booth said...

Linda your cards are just Lovely! xo

Denise L-V said...

Love your cards. Great shaker card.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love your non traditional colors!

cindybearj said...

I love all your cards. They are all so different and creative. I absolutely love the first card's colors!

Barb Oliver said...

Gorgeous cards, Linda!! Thanks for sharing your talent and the inspiration!

Cynthia Cole said...

Fantastic cards!

Cyndee said...

I like your shaker mitten card and the dangling ornaments.

Maye M.L said...

The mittens window card is enchanting. Lovely colors

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! My favorite is the second one!! Very beautiful!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Nicolette said...

I am blown away by your embossing on the ornaments card. You are very talented. You are also very versatile-the fun mittens card right after the crisp ornament card really showed a wide range of your skills and creativity.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a beautiful display of your beautiful work!

Greta said...

Great cards, Linda--love the cute shaker!

Arianna Barbara said...

WOW! Beautiful cards!!!

Linda Whitaker said...

Linda, I really love the Peace card,the ornaments, and the mittens, seems like yesterday that my kids wore them. Great subjects.

Michele K. Henderson said...

Great cards! I LOVE the mittens shaker! Adorable!

Leanne said...

Lovely cards!

Nana Griffin said...

A cute shaker idea.

jintyoo7 said...

Hello Linda, what a lovely selections of cards - love the colours on the tag card card and your mitten shaker card is fabulous :-)

Maureen Chandler said...

Your cards are amazing - I especially love the tags! Thanks so much for sharing!

CathyL said...

These cards are great! My favorite is the one with the tags.

Egret said...

OH...love the colors you used. The tag card is really cool.

Linda M said...

Great cards! I especially like the one with the mittens.

Jean Bullock said...

Love your cards. My favorite is the ornament card but all of them are excellent! Well done.

Ann K said...

Beautiful cards and beautiful colors - love your designs.

Sheila H said...

I especially love the mitten card. All your color schemes are gorgeous.

sammi said...

Wonderful cards! Love that you used non-traditional cards on some of them! Great color combos!

Helen Gullett said...

They are beautiful and adorable cards. Love your mittens :)

Carmela Hubler said...

I love the purple in your first card and the mittens are so cute. All are great projects!

Miriam Prantner said...

HA has so many wonderful stamps/dies! I love these cards, especially that second one with all the ornaments!

Cheryl Bates said...

Linda,
What wonderfully fun cards. The mittens shaker card is so colorful and perfect for this time of year. Thanks for sharing your creativity on this blog hop.
Cheryl

Karen L K said...

Wow you have been busy! What great looking cards. That Blizzard Bold Prints is a great background and would work for many different situations.

Dawn Turley said...

incredible cards Linda. Just fell in love with the colours on the first one... it's just awesome

Jean said...

Such beautiful cards! Love each of them!

Char K said...

I think the ornament card is my favorite card using this stamp set--ever!

Karen B. said...

Gorgeous holiday cards!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Beautiful cards! I really love the first card with the tags!

Carey Nusbaum said...

Your cards are superb! Your mitten shaker card is ADORABLE! A must try! I am intrigued with your ornament card and plan on ordering the ornament stamp set! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

Alaska .Kris said...

The peace card is my favorite!

Betty J said...

I love how you did the tags in the first card!

Jeanne-Marie said...

I love those mittens and your peace card is just exquisite!

Kate B said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colors you chose!

Barbara Baxter said...

Beautiful cards, Linda, but that second one with the gold embossed ornaments against the background stamped paper are breathtaking. Thank you for sharing