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