Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hero Arts 2012 Hostess Blog Hop


Welcome to the second day of the 2012 Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop!  All of us former Hostesses are thrilled to be participating again this year to show off the new 2012 Hero Arts stamps!  You should have arrived here from the amazing  Robin Kubasik's blog.

I had such a good time playing with the new stamps that I made you 4 cards.  Because of the length of my post, I'll forego my usual description of each card.....if you have any questions, just email me about the details.  Here we go!


New stamps used: CG335 Dot Flower Pattern, K5583 Wild Flowers with Label, alsoCL307 Mini Messages, PS563 Pool Layering Paper, CH213 Sea Mixed Accents, versafine onyx black ink and tumbled glass distress ink (also used to dye seam binding)


New stamps: CG405 Leaf and Floral Background, H5580 Newsprint Bird, also S5208 Designer Woodgrain, CL371 Essential Messages, CH213 Sea Mixed Accents (pearl for bird's eye), peeled paint, faded jeans and rusty hinge distress inks, versafine onyx black and vintage sepia inks, natural twine


New stamps: CG407 Floral Frames, also CL341 Thank You Sayings, Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder, Memento Hero Hues Markers, purple gemstones


New stamps: CG420 True Friends, H5577 Classic Tea Flower, also PS597 Carnation Layering Paper, CH173 Hearts Accent Pearls, versafine onyx black ink, October Afternoon "Sidewalks" dotted pink dp, Memento Bamboo Leaves marker, pink gingham ribbon, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eighteen

Thanks so much for visiting my blog; I hope you'll come again.  The Hostess Blog Hop continues all week, with 4 or 5 new blogs to visit each day.  I'm the final blog for today, but tomorrow you can start again at the Hero Club Blog, where you'll find a link to start at the talented and sweet Lisa Carroll's blog.  If you get lost at any time, just go back to the Hero Club blog each day for a listing of the participating blogs with links. If any of the links is broken along the way, please report them to Tami.

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.

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Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Love the flower on the pp! Beautiful in pinks. the bird and birdcage is so you and lovely. Love the purple card with the bouquet.

Deb Stamps Life, LLC Deb Walker said...

Each one is a treasure Lin! I smiled extra big when I saw your bluebird...we have a group of half a dozen juveniles sharing the nesting box on our wisteria pergola...they are so fun to watch and we tease them about their bachelor 'crash pad!' Thanks for brightening my day!

Maureen Morton said...

So special that you did all this for US, Lin! Each card has its own special personality - love them all! I hadn't given the Floral Frames a second look, but the way you used it has given me so many ideas. And, of course, you do amazing work with flowers (& hearts!), so I particularly love your last sample. Thanks so much!

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful cards as always! Thanks for the inspirations Lin.

Kelly Booth said...

OMG!!!!! I just Adore your creations sweet friend!! The Bird is one I was playing with yesterday just love him and you rocked it!! Your Flowers are always so pretty....just love your creations!! xoxoxo!

stampingandstitching said...

Wow, wow and wow again, Lin! Your cards are wonderful!

Love the gorgeous colours and combination of stamps on the first card! Your colouring of the bird on the second card is fantastic and I love the way you have teamed it with the birdcage! The colouring and embossing are so pretty on the third card and I just LOVE your last card! Thanks for all the inspiration, Lin:)

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Ohhh how lovely!!! That newsprint bird is going to the top of my wish list! I love how you colored it as a bluebird (my favorite backyard bird).

Kathy (krolski) said...

Gorgeous cards Lin! I especially love the bird card. So pretty. They are all such works of art!

Carrie said...

Beautiful ideas! Love the Bird and Birdcage!

Ally said...

Beautiful cards!

Renee M said...

Such great cards--you've been busy! I really like how you have the card with the adorable bird that matches the little cutie on your blog name :)

Cathy A said...

Lin such beautiful cards, the bird reminds me of your blog header, just gorgeous!

judy said...

Lovely cards, Lin!

Deb said...

BE-U-TI-FUL cards! I love that bird card. I will definitley be making some of the blue thank you cards - soo striking!

Brenda P said...

Your first card was my fav! So beautiful! But I was also drawn to the Newspaper Bird. Good job on all your cards!

Hussena said...

Beautiful Cards...Love Each and everyone of them:):)

Robin K. said...

So much to love about each of your creations Lin!!! Love the beautiful color combo of the first one, how the bird in the second one mimics your blog header, the beautiful coloring of the floral frame against the lovely lilac base in the third and all the sweet pink in the last!!!!

Jamie said...

Very, very pretty:)

Cathy Fongjoyo said...

Too beautiful! i really love the pink card and the bird one! but each of them looks so so special!!! You're so talented,Lin!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! You did a wonderful job!

Buffe said...

Very lovely creations. Thank you.

Jennie said...

thud...love these cards! The backgrounds you used are fabulous and love the bling on each flower ont his first one. The shades on the bird with the cage is stunning and pops with the background. Gorgeous coloring on the Thank You, so soft and feminine and your last card....just sings!! GORGEOUS!! LOVE that background and the popped of flower. My favorite hands down...

Carol ann said...

Each day of the Hero Arts blog this January I am finding I have a favorite creator of cards. I am in love with your designs! Thank you.

Carol ann said...

Each day as I follow along on the Hero Arts Jan. blog I am finding I have a fav artist. It's you today. I've admired your work for some time. Thanks

cheiron said...

Wonderful creations Lin! Love the different backgrounds in all of your cards! You have great style!

Theresa said...

Absolutely beautiful cards, Lin! Love them all!

Unknown said...

Lovely cards!. The one of the bird is wonderful!!

Betty said...

your cards are always so inspiring - especially love the bird cage card!

paperpapier said...

Oh! My...such a beautiful set of cards. Love the tumble glass distress colour on the thank you card...

Bianca van Noort said...

Gorgeous, love them. Like the tea flower

Suz said...

I adore the pink floral card & that blue bird (my favorite bird) is a must have. Thanks for sharing and inspiring today

Pammejo said...

Your our cards are just stunning. TfS pammejo1@yahoo.com

Nancy K said...

Gorgeous, Lin! Each card is just as gorgeous as the next! Who can choose a favorite?! Your wonderful designs make me want to go out and buy those stamps and start CASEing, starting with True Friends and Classic Tea Flower!

Sherry N. said...

I love your cards...thanks!

Annette Allen said...

always so beautiful...love your clean beautiful creativity...thanks for sharing..

Roberta said...

Love your color combos! Great backgrounds too, oh I just love them all! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Love your cards. So nice. Thanks for sharing and inspiration.

SherylH said...

So elegant and classy! Love the different backgrounds you have used, particularly the Dot Flower pattern with the black floral silhouette -- so dramatic.

stlbarb said...

Love the bluebird card almost as much as the picture of the bluebird in your masthead!! Lovely.

Dotty Jo said...

These are all so lovely Lin! You have such a fresh, pretty signature style and have showcased these gorgeous new stamps to perfection! Jo x

bethann said...

so very lovely. love all the details

Anonymous said...

All your cards are gorgeous! I can't pick a favorite!

Julie H in MN

Ruby Craft said...

Your cards are so beautiful, especially the bluebird with the green background. I just had to take a quick look at some of your previous post and love all your cards!

Julie Shearer said...

So very pretty. Thank you so much for shaqring your lovely cards.

Rita Kegg said...

beautiful cards ... love them all. Thanks for sharing!

Hilde van Rijnsoever said...

Of course your on the blog hop! You made gorgeous cards Lin! Thanks for your inspiration!

Virginia L. said...

Oh my oh my! EACH one of them is a BEAUTY!!! I can't get over your talent, Lin! I love all of the cards...can't pick a favorite! Way to rock the blog hop, big sis!

Jacqueline said...

You made that newspaper bird shine today Lin! Gorgeous cards, feminine, pretty and just you!

Linda said...

wonderful cards Lin! Thank you for sharing!

Unknown said...

My, My! What beautiful cards, Lin. I can always count on you to share your love of nature in your work! I love it too. Gorgeous cards. Hero Arts certainly occupies the greater space in my stamp collection and it will be expanding soon!!!

diana said...

Great cards! Thanks for all of the ideas & inspiration. ;-)

Helene said...

Beautiful cards, all very feminine!

Robin said...

Your cards are so elegant. I especially like the newsprint bird card. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Janet L. said...

Wow! What a great group of cards! I love the colors, the stamps, the way you used them and all. Thanks for sharing your talents!

Beastybunny said...

All the cards are just beautiful! Great work!

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful cards, Lin! I just knew you'd work your magic with flowers and birds! Each one is so special--fab work as always!

Scrapmaven said...

Very pretty delicate cards. Love them all!

Lisa K said...

Lovely cards!

Kathleen said...

These cards are just BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for show caseing them for us.

Cheryl C said...

Isn't that little bird just the cutest! Your coloring is so beautiful on him and, really, all your cards are just lovely.

Sue McRae said...

What a beautiful assortment of cards Lin! My fave is the pink one, so elegant!

gberry14 said...

Lin, everyone of these cards is such a lovely creation!!!! I really love the tea rse and Dot flower card. You put card loveliness into everyday.Inspires me! Thank you!-Leesa Berry

Anonymous said...

LIN...LIN....LIN
ALL of your creations are OUTSTANDING!!!! I especially love the TRUE FRIEND card and that flower...it looks so darn real!!! Well Done my friend!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jan Garber said...

What a terrific collection of pretty cards!

Kerry said...

These are really lovely! I especially love the contrast of colors on the final card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Love the colors you used for your first card, and really liked your bird. Good work!

Briggs said...

Your friendship card is my favorite!! It's wonderful!!

Linda Kunsman said...

what sweet,sweet cards!! I especially adore the birdie and the wildflowers cards!

KalySto said...

So elegant and stylish creations!Hugs!

brenda said...

Love your cards, I definitely am putting a lot of these stamps on my wish list!

Sandy M said...

Beautiful,amazing cards!

Karen said...

These are all just lovely but that last one I think is my favorite! I must have that flower stamp! TFS!!

Karina Beck said...

Beautiful beautiful cards!!!!!

Unknown said...

these are all so Pretty Lin! thanks for sharing!

Lynn said...

Wonderful inspiration!

cutiephinphin said...

Love all your cards though I do especially LOVE the Dot Flower Pattern. Could be because of the lovely blue hues. Thanks for the inspiration.

Grá O'Neill said...

Lovely cards, especially love the Wild flowers with label :)

Debie said...

It's amazing the amount of talent throughout this blog! And all of your cards, Lin,were beautiful! WOW...thanks so much for the ideas!

adele holcomb said...

Beautiful cards! I love your treatment of the flower/label stamp, which I bought. And dying seam binding -- what a great idea!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards!! Margaret K

VicR said...

I love, Love, LOVE your 'bird' card :)

Susan Kapp said...

Love them all, especially the bird & cage!

Dana D. said...

Lin, your cards are stunning. I scrolled down your page and was in awe of your talent. Gorgeous!!

Michelle said...

Sweet thank you card...so many wonderful ideas! Terrific job!

Vicky said...

Beautiful cards Lin! I love the background on the first, the way you colored the bird on the second, your third is oh so sweet and great paper piecing on the last one! All of them are gorgeous!

CinnamonSally said...

All your cards are so beautiful Lin, love your style, as Jacqueline says so pretty and feminine.

Barb said...

Uh, oh, now I need to have a second look at the Floral Frames - gorgeous lilac colors on that card, Lin! So beautiful to see the first card in your favorite blue - those two stamps look amazing together! If we ever meet, could you please show me how to color a bird?! LOVE that card with the fabulous birdcage! And you already know how much I adore your last card! All that pink with the black and white is stunning! Love the sweet, little hearts you've added! Perfect way to end the hop today, my friend! Love your work! :)

kiesa salazar said...

wow! your cards are beautiful. i looooooooooooooooooove the cute little birdie!!! i never seem to be able to use distress inks as well as that. great job!

clnapier07 said...

These cards are precious. Thanks for sharing.

Emily Leiphart said...

Lin, all of your cards are stunning! The newsprint bird is my favourite. Gorgeous colouring!

liberal sprinkles said...

such pretty cards, love the little birdie and the jeweled embellishments!

Kailash said...

Lovely cards!!!

Mildred Mildew said...

These are beautiful cards Lin!

SannaS said...

gorgeous cards!! love your work!! =)
hugs, SannaS

margaretart said...

What beautiful cards, Lin! Each so charming and pretty with the flowers and the pinks. Loved all the color combinations and fine touches!

Lisa said...

Lin, your beautiful style shines through on each one of these! I really love how you colored the newsprint bird and my fav of the bunch has to be True Friends with the Classic tea flower- stunning!!

Jean Lindsay said...

Thanks for sharing Lin! This is my favorite so far. Your sense of color is wonderful and your designs are elegant in their simplicity. And you obviously love bluebirds as much as I do! :)

Teresa W. said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards, Lin. So soft and feminine. I have my eyes on the dot flower pattern. You card have convinced me even more. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Teresa

Nadine Mogg said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! I love the black on the pastel and the newspaper bird is awecome!

Erica said...

Such beautiful cards!!!! Love them all!

Cecilia said...

Gorgeous cards, love your style. TFS :)

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous cards. thanks for the inspiration.

Tiffany Ervin said...

Lin! Fabulous cards you showcased today! Each one has such a personal touch of technique and wonderful color! Now you know my head spun when I saw the lavender one. That stamp was actually one of my alternates! I really need that one now, super pretty!

mtscrapgal said...

Love the new trend of stamping on Pattered paper. Love the pink flower on the last card too. Thanks,lovely stuff, Lin.

Kath Stewart said...

every card is absolutely gorgeous...I'm having such fun hopping on and off the Hero Arts Blog Bus...hugs kath xxx

Angel Estes said...

Such beautiful cards! I was so delighted to see the photo in your blog header/banner thingy - he's so precious - and then I saw him again on your card! Sweetness!

Linda E said...

Oh, I love the bird print stamp. That a great card.

Karen K. said...

Love them all,but the bird on the cage one is my absolute favorite!

Elizabeth said...

Love the bird cage card. Beautiful work!

KYCrafter said...

I love the first card the best.

Diana N. said...

Beautiful cards! Love the newsprint bird and how you inked it so it looked like a bluebird.

Unknown said...

the newsprint robin is stunning! I think you liike robins!
Thanks
Holly

Efrat said...

Stunning cards!

Ezlie said...

wonderful cards!

Marilyn said...

Wow! These are so yummy, Lin! Love the newsprint bird and cage, and the aqua color is so divine on the first flower card! Great eye-candy!!

Trudi said...

Oh I love 'em all! And there's that wildflowers with label stamp again that I think I might have to have :) That bird is stinkin cute too!

Tina said...

Love your sweet style, Lin. All of the cards are gorgeous and I totally love how you colored the bird.

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful, Lin! All are so beautifully designed and thanks for the inspirations!

Robyn said...

These cards are all sooo pretty! Simple yet very elegant -- I'd love to try any of the designs! Thanks for the inspiration!

debb said...

Love your cards! So stunning!

.:| Angela |:. said...

These cards are just lovely. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the chance to win.

Stacy C said...

I love the reverse effect of the die. Another great use for a die that I have. Thanks!

Stacy C said...

I like the clean look of your cards. I love the color of the top one and you gave me an idea to start experimenting with patterned paper and stamping.

Unknown said...

These are all wonderful, but my two favorites are the first and last, I think. Don't even make me choose, though!

luvmysilhouette said...

Lin these cards are Fabulous such impact on all of them especially the first...Hugs and TFS

Laura.K said...

Beautiful cards. I love the blue one. so peaceful and so delicate. Lovely.

Margaret said...

Awesome cards, Lin...Love the colors

Jackie said...

Your cards are so pretty!

Katarina said...

Absolutely beautiful cards, Lin! My fav is the last, pink one, that teaflower stamp is so lovely and you used it well.

Rachel K said...

Your cards are just so pretty. Truly beautiful. Love your color choices...just perfect! :)

Pat said...

These are so beautiful and classy...LOVE them!

kaori said...

Lovely cards !!! TFS

Scrapdolly said...

Your cards are beautiful but I especially like the gorgeous bird

Stephanie Y. said...

Beautiful! Love the color combos and backgrounds you used

Ruth G said...

Very pretty! I love your style with backgrounds and a single image and a little bling and ribbon! Just lovely (and I like how you have a card featuring the bluebird like your blog header!) TFS! rgauss at sbcglobal dot net.

Marina said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

Dorothy C. said...

Beautiful and perfect for the Spring season. I really liked your coloring on the bird. Thanks for sharing.

Gilda said...

Love what you did with the newspaper bird to match the bird in you blog header.

Marla said...

I love how you created such wondefully beautiful backgrounds using stamps!!

Weenie Thomas said...

The colours on the cards are so soft and feminine. All cards are gorgeous

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Oh no Lin, it too expensive to visit your blog - I have to stop (-:
You just sold me the dotflower bg and the newspaper bird - and You've already sold me the tea flower!
Thanks for wonderful inspiration!

Melissa said...

The colors on your cards are wonderful!! Thanks so much for sharing them!!!

ChrisM said...

Lovely cards. Beautifully done. Embellishments really make the cards work.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Love your designs...these are so elegant and the colors are fantastic!!!

sandysewin said...

Ooooo, they're all so pretty, I can't decide which is my favorite. The flowers are so dainty, and I really like how you colored the bird. Nice cards!

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

Just love that flower silhouette against the blue pattern. So light. And the pink tea flower with the words is beautiful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful job on the cards!! TFS

Kathy Kay said...

Love the coloring on the bird, looks so textural!

Thalia said...

Beeeautiful cards!! I love them.

Barbara said...

Love your cards and they are so beautifully created. Every one is a little masterpiece!

Melinda F. said...

Great cards!

Dorel said...

These are gorgeous cards, especially the last one! Lots of inspiration, thanks!

Rachel B. said...

Beautiful cards!

joy said...

Hi, Lin! Your cards are stunningly beautiful - especially that bluebird and the pink flower ones. So classy and elegant. Thanks for your inspiration!

Ruth Mayberry said...

My favorite is the embossed Thank You
card--thanks for sharing and giving us a chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Stunning cards.

Margaret Kaznowska

Colleen said...

Wow. I love the typography in these cards. Very unique.

zgagi said...

Beautiful cards! Love the aqua one especially

pooky said...

Oh my! Your cards are stunning!!

Brenda said...

These are simply fabulous beyond words Lin! I adore that you coloured the little birdie like that, superb! And your last card had me falling off my chair in total admiration!

Cardcrafter said...

Lin,
The bluebird one is my favorite! Love your work, as always! Truly beautiful!
Jane

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! I love your colors too! I'm adding several stamps to my wish list! Love the newsprint bird!
DeniseB

Mariëtte said...

What an adorable bird stamp, I'm in love. Your cards are fabulous Lin! Thanks for sharing

Brenda & Ian said...

Everyone of these is yummy! These samples just demonstrate exactly why I follow your blog routinely!

Gina H. Van Vliet said...

The pink True Friends card is beautiful!

RenegadeMama said...

the cards on your blog are absolutely gorgeous, and I don't mean just the ones today for the hop, I never saw one there that wasn't an eye catcher!
thanx for sharing
gail w gwallenm at wildblue dot net

Marilyn C. said...

love the cards - great detail.

Bunnyfreak said...

All the cards are stunning; my favorite is the bird.

Kathy E. said...

Each card a different color...something for everyone!!!
I can not pick my favorite...but I loved the layout and design of the blue card!! Each speaks to me however, and I loved your work! Thanks!

Atticelf said...

You DID have some fun and these are really lovely cards.

Kris in Alaska said...

In a a word.... GORGEOUS! I love them all! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Marissa said...

I love the paper pieced newsprint birdy!

Unknown said...

The newsprint bluebird is gorgeous! We are huge bird fans here at our house!

any63 said...

beautiful cards!

Karen G.42. said...

I love your cards and thank you so much for the chance to win some prizes!

Leni said...

Wonderful cards Lin, you gave me some great idea's! thank you!

Nancy said...

As usual, gorgeous and creative cards, Lin! Each one is stunning, and I love the "Newsprint Bird!"

Unknown said...

I love bluebirds so that one is uber cute! Love that "True Friends" stamp, too!! Seeing lots of pretty cards and different styles with that one!

Pam said...

Oh so very pretty. I can't wait to get some of these stamps and get going. So much fun

Mio said...

Beautiful Cards : )

StacyC said...

Gorgeous cards, amazing work...

auntiemaryann said...

all were beautiful, but the birdie was SO cute!

Anonymous said...

Love your cards!

Diana K.

dEB BELLINGER said...

Such pretty cards! I love the way you used the gems for the flower centers and dotting the "i's" with tiny hearts! Thanks for sharing!

Dana said...

Wonderful cards!!

Yogi said...

very pretty cards. Cute birdie.

Melony said...

Beautiful designs. I just love the simplicity look with flowers
Melony Moore

Anonymous said...

gorgeous!!

conil said...

Your style is right up my alley. Love the gentle simplicity of these cards.

Vikki H said...

sweet cards! ooh, I do like the newspaper bird!

Carol Mc said...

The cards look great. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dixie Cochran said...

Lovely collection of cards! Love the bird cage card!!

Pam said...

Wow, these cards are fabulous! I love the friendship background stamp.

Darcy said...

oh my! I love love love that newsprint bird, and your card is amazing! Great job on all of them :)
I love the photo of the bird in your blog header too :D

Renee V said...

Lin these are so elegant and beautiful!!! I especially love the last one - gorgeous colors, and paper piecing! Very inspiring post today, thanks!

Mary said...

Beautiful cards. And I like everything I seen made with the newsprint stamps but hadn't seen anything using the bird until now. I want that stamp too.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love all your cards, Lin, but especially the bird one. I knew you'd rock that bird stamp! Thanks for the inspiration and no need to include me for prizes :)

Lisa I said...

Thanks for sharing your talent, the birds are so pretty. I adore your bluebird photo at the top too!

snowbear said...

Very lovely cards... would like any of them in my mailbox!!!

Dee in N.H. said...

Love your cards! So pretty!

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