Monday, January 10, 2011

2011 Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop

Hi! Welcome to the first day of a week-long Blog Hop featuring the Hero Arts Hostesses showcasing the new 2011 Hero Arts stamps!  I am so honored to be part of this group of amazing ladies.  You should have arrived from the talented Kelly Booth's blog.  If not, and you'd like to start at the very beginning, go to the Hero Arts Blog for a listing of all those blogs participating.  I hear there will be some prizes!
I've made 3 cards for you today, so let's get started.


I thought it would be fun to make a clear card.  The flowers from the new BLOSSOM ART set remind me a little bit of pansies, and so they were stamped on yellow and periwinkle, and the leaves on green cardstock, cut out, embossed with dots, then stacked.  The acetate card was stamped with the Flourish Background.  The sentiment is from a new clear set called SENDING SMILES MESSAGES.  It was stamped on a die-cut embossed tag which was framed in dark periwinkle inside the front of the acetate card to hide the adhesive. 

Supplies:  clear acetate as card base, white, periwinkle, yellow and green cardstocks, Hero Arts CL495 BLOSSOM ART, CL490 SENDING SMILES MESSAGES, CG119 Flourish Background, K4923 Pattern Flowers (smallest flower), Versafine onyx black and StazOn Cotton White inks, Sizzix swiss dot embossing folder, Cuttlebug die-cut and embossed tag, blue and gold pearls


This card started with my most wanted new stamp of 2011, called MUSICAL COLLAGE.  It has a bird in the right hand corner, but for this card I decided to cover it with some more of the BLOSSOM ART flowers.  They were stamped in brown ink on pink cardstock (and centered with a rolled rose), and the leaves, also in the set, on green cardstock.  The Musical Collage was stamped in the same ink on a creamy parchment paper, and distressed lightly with victorian velvet, bundled sage, and antique linen distress inks.  Then I simply added the beautiful dusty pink hand-dyed seam binding (a gift from a very special Hostess), some delicate lace, and the sentiment from last year's clear set called Just Find Me, dotted with a pink pearl. 

Supplies:  cream parchment and green cardstocks, Lasting Impressions Guava Checks and BoBunny Passion Fruit Dot (rolled flower) designer papers, Palette Burnt Umber ink, victorian velvet, bundled sage, and antique linen distress inks, HA S5501 MUSICAL COLLAGE, CL495 BLOSSOM ART, CL434 Just Find Me, hand-dyed seam binding, PTI button, lace, CH173 Heart Accent pink pearl


And for my final card today, I used this adorable woodblock stamp called IT'S A PARADE.  It was stamped twice (to get the correct length for the card) on parchment cardstock, then framed with various designer papers and put onto a kraft card.    I added the sentiment from a SparkleClear Messages set, and a heart button and twine to finish.

Supplies: parchment and kraft cardstock, designer papers from October Afternoon Thrift Shop and Cosmo Cricket Togetherness mini albums, HA G5469 IT'S A PARADE, CL131 Sparkle Clear Messages, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Memories red to edge sentiment label, Nesties one label, twine, red heart button

Thank you so much for taking the time today to visit my blog.  Please leave a comment because every comment left along the hop gives you a chance to win new Hero Arts 2011 stamps! 

Now I'll send you along to the next stop on our hop, the sweet Lisa Carroll's blog - I know she has created something wonderful  for you.   If you get lost along the way, or if a link doesn't work, you can always go back to the Hero Arts Blog for the master list of blog links.  Also, please email tami@heroarts.com and provide the blog address that has the bad link so we can fix it. Thanks and happy hopping!

 Hero Arts Hostess 2009

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Kelley said...

The colors in your second card are so soft and beautiful! (I need that paper.) Thank you for sharing all of your cards with us.

Carol said...

Lin what fantastic cards you created. Can't wait to get some of these awesome stamps. Thanks for all the ideas for the new stamps as well. Simply beautiful.

Chark said...

love the silhouette card--so sweet!

Fika said...

hellow.. Lin.. i really love your BEYOND beautiful cards here.. the pink flower card is definitely my fav.. and the first card is just SUPERB!! brilliant works Lin, big hugs Fika!

Unknown said...

Lin, your cards absolutely beautiful! I love the clear card.... I've never tried this before, but I can't wait to now!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
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Pajalu said...

Lin I have always loved your cards & these ones are no exception. I am in love with the middle card it is so beautifully done xoxoxoxo

Deirdre said...

Lin, these are stunning. Love them all.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flowers on your cards and I adore the parade.
Margriet

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

OMG!!! Wow!!! I love these cards! So many great ideas all in one post! Where to start? At first I thought the transparency one was my favorite...and then the pink one... Thanks for sharing!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I adore all of the new silhouette stamps and the card you made with the parade stamp is lovely!!

Shirley N said...

All so beautiful, I LOVE your flowers!

Diane said...

Love, love, love the musical collage card! I'm going to try to copy it.

Jessica Pascarella said...

I love all the flowers! I will have to try some of them! Thanks for sharing!

Charity said...

Gorgeous cards! I especially like the smile cards. The colors are beautiful, and that background stamp is great. Thanks for sharing some inspiration.

Anna Seniw said...

Just love the clear card you made! just Lovely!!

Christie Weist said...

Oh I so love what you did with Its a Parade, I must find this stamp now! Thank You for your beautiful creations.

Unknown said...

What fun texture you have on your cards! Love them!

DNAMIchaud said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards! You are very creative!

Barbara said...

Lovely cards - I always love acetate too

Jaralubo said...

WoW, wonderful work, beautiful creations... thanks for sharing

Sparky4 said...

I love all the texture you get with the embossed and stacked flowers. Great inspiration!

Chris' Creations said...

Beautiful cards! TFS

tracy said...

I love love love love did I mention how much I love the musical collage stamp. Wow. I really fell in love with it when I saw it on your card. The flower stamps you used are amazing as well. Thank you so much for sharing. Tracy

Debbi said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I love the acetate card and the flowers. That parade stamp is just adorable.
*smiles*

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow, your work is amazing. I am a big fan of your work in our HA Flickr' group and today is no different. Your acetate card is so wonderful with it's whimiscal feel and I so love the soft subtle colours used in your second. The last is just gorgeous in black red and the kraft. Never would have thought to put them together. Thanks for the yummy, delightful, and ever tasty eye candy. Hugs.

Diana said...

Stunning cards. They are absolutely beautiful.

Sherri Everett Thompson said...

Beautiful cards, Lin! I love your layered flowers!

Diane Laube said...

Gorgeous cards. Love your techniques.

Sharon said...

Such gorgeous card! The clear one is really awesome!

Karey said...

Enjoying the hop. Now on to my next stop............

Maree said...

Love all these stamps and the cards are divine

Ami said...

The "It's a Parade" card is exquisite!!

Melissa Bi. said...

Your cards are lovely! Very soft & elegant.

Unknown said...

such beautiful cards! can't wait to drool all over hero arts' catalog-the computer won't be happy-oh well!

Ruby said...

What a lovely selection of cards! I especially love your parade one, gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

pta4him said...

Oh, I love these! I need the parade stamp.

Bohemian Chickster said...

Your cards are stunning. Love the idea of a clear card!

Trudi said...

Oh so beautiful! Lovin' the flowers!

Juel said...

These are all so lovely!

Theresa said...

Loved the musical collage card, my favorite. All are great ideas. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Whimsical Wendy said...

Fab cards. TFS!

stefeni said...

What gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Nala verstrickt said...

Very nice cards. The last one is my favorite one. Have a nice weekend!

Patti said...

I think I have to have the musical collage background!!

Dani said...

Love your cards! They are really special!

spatch said...

Have to say the acrylic is my favorite. Never have done one like this, goes on a long to do list.

Karen from MI said...

Hi Lin! You certainly have maintained your EXCELLENCE in creating cards!! SO PRETTY and SO YOU, Lin! No wonder your garden is so BEAUTIFUL. You've got the touch and it also comes through in your crafting world, too. You always have the BEST color palette. Sorry that I have missed so many of your works of art, Lin. You are close to my heart, still. Love, Karen :)

Renee V said...

Oh I'm so in love with your creations! The card with It's A Parade is so inspiring, I love the stamp but didn't have a clue how I was going to use it (until now!) TFS

Lindsay M. said...

Gorgeous work!!! WOW!! I love everything! You are very very talented!!! Amazing!!!

Jamie said...

Very beautiful projects!

Sharon said...

I really must have that It's a parade stamp!! I love all your cards - thank you!!

Beth said...

Love your clear card!

The Cabby Crafter said...

I always love the cards that you make Lin. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations.

Scrapfaire said...

The stamped images as well as the work of the hostesses is just thrilling! TFS!!

Anonymous said...

I particularly like the embossed & stamped flowers on the first card -- the embossing is such a nice additional detail.

Tara said...

LOVE these! The Flourish background has long been a favourite and I really like it how you paired it with those cute Blossom Art flowers!

craftyvox said...

LOVE the clear card, so neat!!

Tamara DeCoito said...

Your cards are terrific and the stamps are great

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Lin Lin Lin!
I love your cards, and the silhouette is just the best! Wonderful job!

Elicia P said...

Great use of texture and soft colors!

kumukala said...

Your cards are just beautiful to look at - each one should be framed! Thank you for the great ideas!

Pam said...

WOW I love the parade card
Beautiful cards
thanks for sharing
you did a great job

pam

Pam said...

love the parade card
thanks for sharing
Pam

karahoward said...

Beautiful!! Love the embossed flowers!

KindredEsprit said...

I love these vintagey elegant cards!

SusieQ said...

Lovely stamps & beautiful work, I wish I was as good!

Kathy said...

wowowowo you made so many and they all are so beautiful . I certainly think of you in flowers
love ya sista

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