Tuesday, January 21, 2014

2014 Hero Hostess Blog Hop!

Welcome to Day 2 of the 2014 edition of the Hero Hostess Catalog Blog Hop!  My 23 alumnae Hosti sisters and I are so excited to be able to get together again to show you some of the new stamps from this new 2014 Catalog!  You should have arrived here today from my friend Judy Jung's blog, Livin' the Dream.

All of my cards today use the new cling stamp set called Forever.  It is a fantastic set with such pretty elements!

For my first card, I used the flower and one of the sentiments, and paired them up with a piece of Earth Designer Paper and a strip of Tide Layering Paper.  I stamped the sentiment in Latte chalk ink, and added some pink pearls


For my next card I wanted to use this sweet bird on a branch motif from the set.  I inked it up in shabby shutters ink, then used a tumbled glass distress marker to color over the bird before stamping it onto white cardstock.  I used the same marker to ink my sentiment also.  I went back in after stamping and added some shadows with some colored pencils.  My papers this time are Pool and Shallows layering papers.


And for my final card I inked up this pretty panel with Cornflower Blue mid-tone ink and stamped it onto my card base, adding the sentiment stamped in Navy mid-tone ink.  I thought it needed just a little something, so I smooshed a bit of the cornflower ink on an acrylic block, spritzed it well with water, and then dipped a paint brush in and flicked it to make some splatters.


Hero Arts will be giving away 3 big prize packs containing an assortment of brand new products from the 2014 Catalog from randomly-drawn comments on our blogs.  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 make, the better your chances of winning!

If you find a broken link, there's a master list of links at the Hero Club Blog.  I'm your last blog to visit for today, but please start again tomorrow at the Hero Club Blog for a new list of 4 more of my Hostess sisters' blogs.   I'll see you then!

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Barb said...

All three of your cards are gorgeous, Lin! I love that stamp set and you've used it so beautifully on each card! Wonderful color choices and awesome designs, as always! ♥

Karen said...

All three cards are just lovely!

Suzanne C said...

What charming and beautiful cards! I love the soft flowers and then the branch with the bird is so pretty in the blues and greens! Fabulous cards!

judkajudi said...

You have such a beautiful style, Lin, and this stamp set is just right for you! Lovely, lovely cards ... birds, butterflies and flowers ... adds up to Lin!! Love hopping with you, hugs.

Kelly Booth said...

GOOOOOOOOOORGEOus Cards Lin!! Love them all such a versatile set!!
XOXO

Jacqueline said...

Oh Lin, these are all so lovely - great inspiration, once again!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the nature cards. Like the dimension you've given with the cutting. Pretty embellishing & backgrounds.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Marty said...

Very nice use of the same set showing its versatility! Thanks-

LauraJane:) said...

The Forever set is so romantic/feminine. Beautiful cards Lin.

The Lazy Lacquerist said...

These are just so lovely, so classic and simple and yet so effective.

RedGem said...

I love your cards and the Forever set is definitely one I must check on! Tks for sharing.

gabriella said...

Love it. Very nice soft colors for spring

Barb said...

There's something about including nature in card-making! Love your work!

Unknown said...

simple, yet stunning! Thanks for the ideas!

Diane said...

Beautiful cards. Love the soft colors.

Diana N. said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful cards!

Jackie said...

Those are just beautiful! That is a very versatile stamp set, such different looks from the same set.

Unknown said...

Your cards are so amazing -- they look so professional. I particularly like the little birdie on the branch.

Jayne said...

Wonderful cards. I especially like the bird cards.

judy said...

Lovely cards, Lin--you make the Forever set really shine!

Torrie said...

If I had to choose a favorite, I like card 3 the best, I like the soft blue. Great cards!

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning cards! What a perfect stamp set! :)

Unknown said...

Lin, Wonderful how you used the elements from one set to create such different cards---and each so lovely!

Unknown said...

Just love your many uses for the "forever" stamp set. I have to say, I adore that cornflower blue.

Deb said...

Great uses of a wonderful stamp set!

Anonymous said...

Seriously, I love all of your cards displayed. I like how simply elegant they are! You've convinced me that I have to get this set!

Brenda in IN said...

I haven't seen this set and it has the best stamps. Love the bird on the leafy branch and the flower. The little butterflies are so sweet. You made such pretty cards with this set.

Virginia L. said...

LOVE your dreamy cards from this set, Lin! You have really shown the gorgeous elements of the stamps! Each one of the card is pure stamper's delight!!!!!!

Cindy C. said...

All three cards so dreamy Lin! I must add that stamp set to my wish list!!

Anonymous said...

Love, love your cards - simply elegant !!!

Unknown said...

gorgeous cards!!!

stlbarb said...

Love your cards. They are lovely.

ThePurplePlace said...

Lin,
I am loving all three of your new Hero Cards and find myself especially drawn the beautiful shades of blue...the cornflower is a favorite!

Thanks for being one of the Hero Hostesses and sharing your wonderful art with us ALL!!

That new Cling Stamp set, seems to be calling my name. I hope they have it in stock when I'm up at my LSS this weekend!!

Hugs,
Lisa

Anonymous said...

Love the simple elegance of your cards - thanks for sharing !!!

Lisa Elton said...

Lin these are all so very pretty. But oh my goodness your first card is just dreamy!! Love your design, the pink pearls and the tiny bit of light aqua peeking out!!!

Pam W Merwin said...

Love the softness of these cards, Lin. Great colors! AND they are so YOU :) Always enjoy seeing your work and always inspired by it ~ Blessings to you!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Beautiful cards Lin! Love the blue and white card. Love hopping with you this week too. :)

Unknown said...

would love, love, love to win hero arts products--
thanks

donna mikasa said...

Your cards are so sweet, Lin! I'm especially smitten with the second one. Love the added shading on the stamped image--so pretty!

Kailash said...

Beautiful and oh so elegant Lin, love all the dreamy soft colors and pretty designs!!!!

Lucille K said...

3 lovely cards, Lin. You always make such pretty flowers and the colors you used work so well :)

Pia said...

What a treat, Lin! 3 beautiful cards! Love the little details of shading in your 2nd card - that's my favorite so subtle and serene. Love the font of the sentiments in the set.
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog the other day ;)

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards - love the colors!

Lysa said...

Lovely cards Lin! Love how you blended the blues and greens on that second card-so pretty! :)

Tiffany Ervin said...

Oh Lin!! This is such a perfect set for you! Your cards are dreamy and make me wander off into my own little world! So pretty, delicate and charming! Thankful to be hopping along with you!! Hope there will be many more in the future!

Harriet Skelly said...

Gorgeous cards Lin, though I expected nothing less - I'm a huge fan of your CAS style!

Sandy M said...

I will be visiting your blog frequently. Your cards are beautiful. The forever stamp set is a must to get.

CinnamonSally said...

Your cards are all stunning Lin, Love that new set, its on my wish list!

Vikki H said...

sweet cards with this fantastic set...need to get some sympathy cards going today unfortunately.

Michelle W said...

Beautiful! I love the Forever set. You've made the set looks so versatile. Thank you for the inspiration.

Barbara said...

I've loved the Forever set from when I first saw it and your gorgeous, gorgeous cards just remind me that I need to order it. The cards are each very special and thanks for the inspiration.

Brenda said...

They're all so pretty - esp love the placement of the pearls on the first card...

Annie Wills said...

Wow...I kept eyeing this set up but couldn't quite put my finger on how I'd use it. Thank you so much for your gorgeous samples...this one's going on the wishlist right now because of you!

Mariëtte said...

I need that stamp set...your cards are fabulous!

jeannine said...

Beautiful cards...love the versatility of this set!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love how you used this set! Beautiful!

Buttarcrafts said...

Beautiful cards...love this set!

Bev said...

Three gorgeous cards!! Love your style, simple but so so elegant.

Mary-Anne V said...

Love how you used one set in so many different ways...wonderful!

Miriam Prantner said...

What beautiful cards, and all from just one set! I especially love the second one, it is so soft and sweet and pretty!

Susanne Vargas said...

Those cards are just wonderful! Amazing what you did with just one set!

Angela said...

Your first card is simply beautiful; anyone would be delighted to receive that in the mail.

Annelies said...

Gorgeous cards Lin! These stamps are definitely going on my wish list! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Chark said...

serious beauty here, Lin, love them all! Happy to see you on the blog hop today!

Em said...

After following these two days of the blog hop, I am pretty sure I am going to need to have the Forever set. It seems so versatile and you have used it so beautifully, Lin.

Deb Stamps Life, LLC Deb Walker said...

It's always a pleasure to see your signature style Lin! Lovely floral work with the new Hero Arts Forever set!

Daria Z. said...

Love all three, Lin, but the 2nd one really caught my eye! Just beautiful.

Nora Noll said...

Each card is so beautiful and unique. I don't which one is my favorite!!

Unknown said...

Your cards are so lovely.

Kath Stewart said...

Beautiful makes as always Lin...hugs kath xxx

Maeghan M. said...

Love that bird on a branch card! TFS!!!

Diane said...

Wow, all your cards are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

These are great cards! And what a great stamp set.

Skraperella said...

Your cards are so pretty Lin! I love this new stamp set and will be putting it at the top of my wish list. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win :-)

Deirdre said...

Beautiful creations Lin - love them all.

stampingandstitching said...

Fabulous, fabulous cards, Lin! I just LOVE what you created with this new stamp set! Each card is so beautifully designed and I love the gorgeous colours and pretty details too! Thanks for all the inspiration:)

lunersilver said...

I really love this stamp set too! I love how you used it on your cards.... thank you for such great inspiration :)

Anonymous said...

beautiful cards

Graciellie Design said...

This stamp set is particularly versatile and the results are exquisite! Thanks for sharing!

http://gracielliedesign.blogspot.com/

Arlene said...

Such an elegant style on all your cards. You took one stamp set and showed what diverse and lovely cards you could make with just this set.

Kristie Goulet said...

Amazing cards, Lin! Thank you for the inspiration.

Efrat said...

Beautiful cards. I loved how different they all are even though they are from the same stamp set.

Mary Dawn said...

beautiful projects, that stamp set just jumped to the top of my wishlist :)

conil said...

Simpy elegant. Love your stamp and color choices. Lovely.

Juilien Jiang said...

Love your cards - clean and elegant! You did a great job.

Jingle said...

Lin, your cards are just fabulous! I love them!

Linda said...

The pool card is sooooo beautiful, Lin! And the blue one is perfect with the splatters! TFS!

MagsB said...

What beautiful, varied cards from that gorgeous stamp set! Awesome cards!!

love Mags B x

Shauna said...

Your cards are beautiful! I especially love the 3rd one--awesome CAS card!! TFS!

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful cards from the one set, Lin! Love the soft colours.

cheryltownley said...

I love the stamp set, and I love the ideas you have shared for using it - especially the idea of adding accents with coloured pencils after stamping. Must try that one!

Laura Norris said...

You always make such beautiful elegant cards Lin! Love them all!

joy said...

Love this gorgeous stamp set and your cards are SO pretty! Of course, I LOVE the last blue and white one best; but the other two are close seconds!!

Barb Ghig said...

Be still, my heart...you never cease to amaze me, Lin! I'm so impressed with the variety of cards you created with one set of stamps!
Your flower and color combo on your first card are exquisite, and your two-toned bird on the branch on your 2nd card is stunning! I love the soft colors on the white panel and the gems are the perfect touch!
Even though I'm not a 'splatter' kind of girl, I have to say, they look so pretty on your last card (maybe it's time for me to try it)! Pairing cornflower blue with navy was a brilliant choice, too!

I'm so glad you were part of the hop, Lin...as always, I really enjoyed seeing your creations...Thanks!

CathyL said...

Love your cards, Lin! Great stamp set.

patscrap said...

The set you used is one of my favorite ! Your cards are so beautiful and very elegant ! Thanks for the inspiration !

Dorothy C. said...

Such beautiful cards! My favorite is the bird on the branch. I loved all your color combos too.

Laura said...

I like very much your use of colors. Your card are so charming

Janet D. said...

Your cards have such a delicate quality about them. I think they could be used for a lot of different occasions. Thanks for sharing.

Pia Larsen said...

Yippee! Love the chance for great inspiration! Thank you.

Valerie Wood said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

Deeps said...

Love the bird on the branch stamp. That card is so pretty & calming.

Unknown said...

LOVE your cards. I think I must have that set - you convinced me. Your ideas were gorgeous! TFS!

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

3 Gorgeous cards ... and just so you! I can see me getting my hands on that lovely blue ink!

pam said...

Simply beautiful.

Deborah Montgomery said...

This is a gorgeous set and you definitely implemented it well in all 3 of your cards.....They're just beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

Angelnorth said...

You know, I keep telling myself I really don't need any more floral images and then folk like you and HA prove me wrong - that really is a beautiful flower! Great collection of cards!

Tami B. said...

These are all so pretty.

Deirdremf said...

Love your cards especially the cornflower blue one. Thanks!

Sarah T. said...

Such feminine cards. I especially love the blue card. Really lovely.

Suzi said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards and clever techniques! Love that splatter effect!
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Sue McRae said...

Really pretty cards today Lin! Love the shading on your bird card, especially on the sentiment, it gives such great depth.

Judy1223 said...

Lin, no one does florals or pastels like you! Three amazing cards, all with one set...wow! I love the last card, that soft blue is stunning and so clean and simple! Thanks for another wonderful stop along the hop today!

Yvette said...

What a great set! Your cards are so beautiful!

Leni said...

I loved to see what can be done with only one stampset! Beautiful Lin!

Rachel K said...

All three cards are just beautiful. Love the color choices...gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

You've showcased this stamp set so beautifully, Lin,the soft colour combos are stunning! Anita :)

SouthernMrs said...

Very pretty cards. thanks for sharing!

heidi @ ggip said...

Gorgeous! I love the soft images and colors.

Amy L said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love them all!

cghundley said...

Your cards are
beautiful! I do
love the panal
stamp on the
last card.
Carla from Utah

Judy Tuck said...

Beautiful cards, beautiful designs!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous cards, Lin! I love what you created with this stamp set! I think I might need it too!

Barbara said...

I love the splatter on card 3. Its so prefect.

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! AMAZING Cards!! LOVING the FUN designs and the AWESOME Colors!! Your Coloring is always so BEAUTIFUL!! LOVE all the Nature Inspired Stamps in this release!! =)THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chances to win!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Ava said...

Lin, you worked your magic with these stamps and created such different cards. Beautiful work!

Colorado Crafter said...

Lovely cards!!! Can't wait to get my hands on some of Hero Arts new stamps!!!!

nancy said...

Love all your cards and the colors you used on them!

Deborah said...

All three cards are lovely I find it amazing that you can use one set and get three such unique looks have a great day!

Betty said...

love all the cards - especially the soft colors - the first one is my very favorite!!!

MarcyK924 said...

Lin - these cards have me swooning! I LOVE LOVE this set and how you used them! Gorgeous colors and I'm ready for Spring!

Tricia said...

Such lovely cards, Lin! Thanks for sharing with us!

Unknown said...

Your cards just oooze style & elegance. They are beautiful

robinann17 said...

Lovely colors, design, and fabulous cards!

Dottie J said...

beautiful beautiful cards, Lin. Love the colors and you used those stamps to perfection.

Iris said...

Your cards are so delicate and beautiful - love the colors and love the stamp set too.
isoscia@aol.com

Unknown said...

Love the cornflower blue just makes me feel so calm

Jeanie said...

Your cards are very pretty.

ionabunny said...

Lovely cards. Great to see the solid stamps used. Love the cornflower one. So pretty

Gail said...

Stunning cards - simplicity at it's best -

Mildred Mildew said...

Classy! Very classy cards!

Vicki Sopcak said...

OMG I must have the "Forever" stamp set. I Love, Love, Love it!!!

Janet said...

Your cards are so beautiful and lovely. The little bird on the branch is my favorite. Thanks for inspiration.

no blog post said...

That is a great stamp set, definitely a must have. All of your cards are lovely. I just love blog hops, so many talented bloggers out there. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly Massman said...

your cards are gorgeous-you have a knack for subtle colors--very pretty!!!! (you can make a card for me anytime) ha TFS!

Unknown said...

very elegant cards!
thanks
Holly

Diana said...

Wow...beautiful...just beautiful. Love your cards....

pcm said...

such elegant cards!

Shemaine Smith said...

These cards are so soft and wonderful! Love the simple designs and softness.

Karen Buchanan said...

These are so pretty, great job!!!

Jo said...

Cute!

Moccavanila by Vera Rhuhay said...

Lovely cards,Lin! Love what you created with this forever stamp set!

karenelr said...

Your cards are delightful! I love how you used just one stamp set and the different looks you can achieve! I need to remember to try and use one stamp set and create several cards! Thanks!

Michelle Axelson said...

Beautiful soft colours, love how you coloured the flowers.

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards with this wonderful set.

Robyn said...

Simply beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Helen Gullett said...

They are fabulous cards! Love your choice of soft colors and the flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for the inspirations today!
(Helen Gullett - www.byheleng.wordpress.com)

adele holcomb said...

OK, I'm totally convinced now that my life won't be complete without this beautiful Forever stamp set. Your cards are lovely, as always!

~amy~ said...

Such gorgeous cards...what a pretty new release!

stamplover2011 said...

Very soft and pretty, Lin! Awesome job my friend!

Katia said...

I love this stamps, there are so amazing, and your cards are so beautiful, you`re really an inspiration!

Tam said...

Beautiful cards. They all look so stunning and could be used for more than on occasion. I like that. Thank you for sharing with us.

Beth Buss said...

I really like your soft colors on
your cards. They are so pretty!!
This stamp set is a good one to get..

Unknown said...

Love your techniques! That cornflower blue is so pretty with the splatter ink.

Steph Ackerman said...

Love your cards and colors.

Debbie said...

wonderful stamp set shown off with great cards
love the wildlife card, perfect
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Unknown said...

Lin, your cards are so pretty as always. I overlooked this set and now will put this on my wish list. Thanks for the hop.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Three delicate beauties, Lin - just love them all!! But my fave is the blue one with the splatters - just gorgeous! Such fun hopping with you this week!

luvhymns said...

What simply elegant cards! Love, love, LOVE

Greta said...

Love your cards, Lin, especially the one with the beautiful pearls & your last one with the splatters--looks great!

BeeJay said...

Beautiful cards! The color combinations are awesome. Thanks!

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful cards.

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Ann K said...

Ohhh - so pretty! Love pearls and using ink splashes is so pretty - I need to use that on a card. :)

sharpstamps said...

These cards are lovely.

Neesey said...

All your cards are simply beautiful. Thanx for sharing your talents.

Cat Craig said...

Lin, the three cards you made are so sweet, springy, and lovely. I love the softness of each of the cards, a bit nostalgic and gorgeous at the same time.

Debra said...

Love all your cards. Colors and graphics are inspiring.

Samantha F. said...

Beautiful set of inspirational cards.

Linda T said...

All of you're cards are just adorable. I love the bird branch card and the blue one. Love you're choice of colors. Love the splatter on the blue one. Thank you for sharing you're great ideas.

Dana Joy said...

Very pretty cards Lin.

Colleen said...

Beautiful cards! I love then clean look!

Loly Borda said...

Love that stamp set and how beautifully you used it in your gorgeous cards. My favorite is the second, such a sweet image! TFS

Memories by Manda said...

Lovely cards! I love the soft colours you have used.

Little T said...

Beautiful cards!

Karen L K said...

Very nice cards Lin!! Each one of them so darn pretty.

Unknown said...

The birds in these stamps are becoming a favourite of mine; thanks for the ideas.

Janeen said...

Cornflower blue, what a gorgeous color

Unknown said...

I like each of the cards, but the bird seems to be chirping my name. Great!

Kim Hall said...

Lin your cards are amazing, just love the inspiration and styles you have created!!

Dawn T said...

Lin... I so NEED this stamp set. Your cards are simply stunning. I really love them all.

Anita Rex said...

Lin I love all your cards! :). And that you used the same set to create three unique cards!

Unknown said...

Great cards, so classy! Thanks for sharing.

Shona Chambers said...

Such pretty, delicate cards. They are stunning and certainly give me lots of inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing them with us all.

Gerrina said...

Beautiful elegant cards! Great to get so much inspiration!

Anna-Karin S said...

I really enjoyed to see how you used some of the new stamps!

Unknown said...

The bird on the branch works so well with the distress inks. Love how the ink softens at the edge slightly.

Katie said...

Oh my gosh, they are all so pretty and well done! I love the thank you card, just wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Unknown said...

Real pretty cards! Look forward to the next day of hopping!

Мария Доричева Maria Doricheva said...

Beautiful job with this new set, Lin! I love how delicate your cards are, the shades of green add so much to the card!

Unknown said...

What a versatile stamp set and lovely cards. Great work.

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