Tuesday, February 17, 2015

2015 Hero Hostess Blog Hop!



Welcome to Day 1 of the 2015 edition of the Hero Hostess Blog Hop, featuring the newest releases from Hero Arts!  My Hosti sisters and I are delighted to be getting together again to show you some of the new stamps from the 2015 Spring Catalog!  You should have arrived here today from my sweet friend Donna Mikasa's blog, three umbrellas.  Her cards are always on trend and pretty, too!

I received 2 new stamps that are right up my alley, and decided to concentrate on those for the hop, making 2 cards from each one.

The first set is called Butterfly and Flowers Stamp & Cut, and it has a variety of stamps, plus 2 dies that can be used in conjunction with them.  All of the stamps have stitching details in them, which is a darling element, as are the button centers in the flowers!  Here are my cards using that set:


I used the flower and butterfly dies to cut out those elements,  fussy-cut the second flower, and added some stitched doodling as the trail of my butterfly.  The sentiment is part of the set, also.  


I had so much fun coloring the flowers that I just colored and die-cut lots more of them and arranged them around my sentiment from an older set, Made with Love, that seems to go with these warm colors.  And I sprinkled some sequins for a little sparkle.

My next cards use the pretty cling stamp called Tropical Background.  


It was stamped on an aqua cardstock with Grass ink.  My sentiment is from Dauber Bunch, stamped in Splash ink, and I added some peacock sequins to this one.

And for my last card, I stamped the Tropical Background on 2 different colors of cardstock, tone on tone, then trimmed out a panel,  stamped it with a simple sentiment (from Hello Sunshine Daisies), framed it in white, and added it to the first panel, matching up the overall pattern.


Hero Arts will be giving away prizes 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 the links at the Hero Arts Club Blog.  We'd appreciate it if you'd report any broken links to blog@heroarts.com.

Now please hop along to the last stop for today, at the talented Sally Sherfield's blog, Created by Sally.  I know you'll love her designs for today!  And I'll see you again over at the Hero Arts blog tomorrow morning, where we'll start again with another 8 of my sisters!  



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CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous cards Lin as always!! Your flower cards are particularly pretty!! Its been fun hopping with you again!!

Lisa Elton said...

Wonderful cards Lin! Love the whimsy of the button flowers and the elegance of the tropical background!

Emo Marie said...

I love the color scheme in the Just Because card!

joy said...

They definitely sent you the perfect stamps, Lin! Love these pretty flower cards!!

Celeste Goff said...

Such gorgeous cards! I love the flowers!

Teri said...

Really fun designs!

Unknown said...

I love the second card! Very tropical looking and the sentiment is perfect!

luluvision said...

I love what you did with the cards, especially how you used the Tropical Background stamp! Thanks for sharing!

maureenb said...

great use of that background card. thanks for the inspiration!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous cards! Beautiful designs! Love them all!

Kathy (krolski) said...

All of your cards are great Lin! The 2nd one is my fav. I may have to order that set after seeing your cards. Beautiful!

Ava said...

No one does flowers like you do, Lin!

Bunny Dobbie said...

Love your cheery flower cards. The second set remind me of Art Deco!

cheryl l. said...

Well, I can't see your cards (happens sometimes), but I'm sure they're WONDERFUL!

Sarah G said...

Your flower cards are so fresh and happy - love them! That tropical background makes a great focal point - love the colours you used, Lin :)

jcobb said...

I love all of the stamps! Looking forward to more! Great cards!!

Susie Sonnier said...

So excited for the Hero Arts new Catalog!

Carrie R. said...

Hero Arts always has the best floral stamps and I always love your cards. You did not dissappoint!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Beautiful job!

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Unknown said...

Love the butterfly card. Your coloring is beautiful.

Dee said...

Great color combinations!

Cindy C. said...

Lovely cards!! I sure enjoy seeing them Lin!!!

Kailash said...

Love all of your cards Lin, absolutely beautiful. So wonderful to see different designs!!!

Amy C. said...

I'm ready for spring with all your pretty cards!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE your cards Lin so Fun and Happy xoxoxox

Libby Hickson said...

I love your super sweet card, Lin!

Iris said...

Such pretty cards. Love the button centers on the flowers..
isoscia at aol dot com

Sue D said...

Very sweet stitched flower cards--I like your coloring. I also like how you used the Tropical Background stamp--great color combos.

Kristina B. said...

Gorgeous cards! I love every one!

Unknown said...

Your cards are so bright and cheery! They really draw my eye!

Lauren said...

Love these cards so bright and cheery.

Linda said...

Wonderful cards, Lin but I adore the last card! So colorful but still CAS!

Brandi R said...

Gorgeous.....all of them! Thank you so much for sharing ♥

Unknown said...

Love your cards Lin, they are so fun and so full of Whimsy. Just awesomeness!!!

windinstarsranch said...

Lovely work.

judkajudi said...

The stamp fairy made sure the right stamps arrived at your door! These cards are perfect .. love your flowers, as always. So happy to be hopping with my Hostess sisters. Biggest hugs!!

Becky said...

What beautiful cards Lin.

Monica Maier said...

I'm in love the with the stitched flowers! They are so lovely!

Melody said...

ohh, I love that Tropical Background stamp.

Barb said...

Very nice cards!

Jackie said...

Gorgeous! I love that Tropical Background.

Barb Ghig said...

As always, your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Lin! So happy you were part of the hop today!

Isabel said...

Love what you did with the tropical background stamp.

Skraperella said...

Your cards are gorgeous Lin!

Unknown said...

These cards are beautiful and look so easy to do!! I love fussy cutting - you've shared some great ideas! thank you...

Joan V said...

Wow, fantastic cards. Love that tropical background and those darling little sequins.

Sandy said...

I am for sure Spring dreaming now.

Efrat said...

Beautiful cards. I love how colorful they are.

rhoffer said...

Such cute and happy cards--love the button flowers!

Anonymous said...

I love the flower cards and the butterfly. Great coloring.

Kristie Goulet said...

So pretty! Love that background stamp!

Nancy K said...

Lovely cards, Lin! Your style always inspires me; I love the beautiful colors you chose for your projects!

Waverunner said...

Gee I have not thought about doing a couple tone on tones and then pairing them that way. I learned something today! Thanks!

You are a very good fussy cutter!

fyk said...

Beautiful cards...love the middle one and how the background carries throughout!! So pretty!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Very pretty, colorful cards!

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deb c said...

Gorgeous cards!! I love this new butterfly & flowers stamp set too!! The background stamp is awesome also!! Thanks so much for sharing your craft!

conil said...

I have to have that Tropical Background. It looks so fabulous on your cards.

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Beastybunny said...

Wow! The cards are fabulous!

Renee M said...

Lovely cards! I especially like how you did the flowers with happy, tropical colors :)

Unknown said...

I love your cards. My favorite I guess is the stitched flowers and butterfly set card. So whimsical. Love the both the Hello Friend and Warm Wishes. The colors you used go so well with the elements of this set. The colors you used on the Just Because card are beautiful together. Great job! TFS

bzyPTmom said...

Very pretty cards--love all the flowers and tropical elements!

QuilterLaura said...

Lovely cards, esp the tropical background...gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Such sweet cards, Lin,

Barb said...

Oh, my! I knew you'd share something special today! Love them ALL, Lin! So fun hopping with you this week! Gorgeous work, as always, my friend! ♥

liz said...

This hop is great So many nice creations!

Krafty Kaylin said...

What great examples of using that background stamp. And the OWH sets.

Diana N. said...

I wasn't sure I liked that background stamp when I first saw it, but then I saw your cards and I have totally changed my mind! All your cards are wonderful, but the pink and green "just because" card using the tropical background is so eye catching!

Arlene said...

I love the cuteness of the flower cards and the versatility of the tropical background. Beautiful cards!.

I Card Everyone said...

Lin I love your cards and can tell you, too, are ready for Spring!! Gorgeous Bluebird!!
=] Michele

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the tone on tone stamping too!

Sarah T. said...

That last card is just stunning. Great to see what the tropical background looks like. Love it.

Virginia L. said...

If flowers can talk, I bet they are saying YOUR name, Lin! Love the bright and cheery design with these blooms! That Tropical background now has me intrigued! I love how you used it with bold-colored card stock! Very inspiring! :)

Ruth said...

So many great things in the new HA catalog!

Jean said...

Such warm and beautiful colors! LOVE the flowers! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cynthia said...

Wonderful cards...wishing I was basking in the tropics!

Nicole Parmentier said...

Beautiful cards Lin! The last one is my favorite, I love that stylish simplicity of it!

starqueen said...

Hi Lin,
All of your cards are lovely, but what you can do with a background stamp is impressive! You have me looking at the ones I have with new eyes...thank you!

Kathy Straw said...

Lovely cards! All the bright colours makes the day just that little bit brighter.

Betty said...

your flower cards are always the prettiest!!

Barbara said...

Beautiful cards and fantastic colors. Always love to see your work. Love the designs from HA that you used in your creations.

Patt H. said...

Love the bright cheery flowers & the new Tropical background is awesome. Wonderful cards!!

StampinLouie said...

Love the Tropical background stamp and how you used it! Thanks

Patt H. said...

Love the bright cheery flowers & the new Tropical background is awesome. Wonderful cards!!

Helen Gullett @ Living My Given Life said...

Oh Lynn, these cards so beautiful. The first card is so very Spring :) and the background stamp is surely create pretty cards. Thank you for the inspiraitons today!

sueymem said...

The Tropical Background stamp is beautiful especially with the blue/green.

Joan Smith said...

Your cards are all so beautiful. You truly did extraordinary outstanding creative jobs. Your coloring skills are absolutely stellar. You are one super talented gal that creates with passion.. YOU so ROCK!!

lamepaw said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards. Love the colors!

Katia said...

Beautiful card, with simply but awesome details!

scrappy said...

I seriously love this stamp/die set. great versatility and sentiments.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the stitching on the stamped images that complement the stitched dies. Like the tropical colors on the other creations.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Pam Young said...

Great cards!! Such beautiful colors!! Can't wait for the catalog!!

Michelle said...

All 4 of your cards are fantastic! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

Donnadoll said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win some great products. I love all the different styles of cards you've made.

Sabrina said...

Your cards are gorgeous!!!

stampingandstitching said...

Fabulous cards, Lin! I love the new stitched stamps and absolutely love what you created with them - they are such gorgeous cards full of wonderful details! Wow to what you did with the Tropical Background too - so creative! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Cheryl H said...

How beautiful! Love the flowers and butterflies :D

Cathy said...

I love this Tropical Background stamp! Your cards are so bright and colorful--love them!

jandbspiegel said...

Love the coloring on your flowers. thanks for sharing

Sue McRae said...

Love how you used the Tropical Background stamp Lin and your flower card is so cheery!

Unknown said...

Just beautiful, Lin! You made that tropical background stamp sing!

Barb said...

love all your cards

staceylovespaper said...

love your cards, very simple and stunning

ThePurplePlace said...

Absolutely amazing...but that's how ALL your cards are to me~! Love that you are part of this wonderful HOP! You ROCK Lin and have such amazing talent! :)

CathyL said...

Great cards, Lin!

Vikki H said...

great set of cards - like that Tropical Background stamp

Beach Girl 115 said...

Great cards - you really put that tropical background stamp to good use!

Unknown said...

I was having troubles with coming up with an image in my head of how the Tropical background would work...you captured it beautifully!

Flo said...

The tropical background stamp is just fabulous. Your cards are pretty too. Thanks.

Unknown said...

Love how you used the tropical background...tone on tone always does it for me!

Karenladd said...

Just so pretty and loving all the bright colors!

Chitra Nair said...

Beautiful cards!!!

McStamper said...

Great cards. Love the flowers.

Immi said...

These cards make me feel like spring is just around the corner!

Halina said...

I love those cards! Great colors, coloring and design!

Maxine M. said...

Try as I might to get a "grunge" look to my cards I'm always drawn to bright, clean cards like these. Just beautiful!!!! Thank you for sharing your talent.

Janet L. said...

Lovely cards!! You did great!

Jenn Biederman said...

Such lovely floral cards, Lin! I absolutely love that Tropical background!! Fun hopping with you this week! :)

Janet M said...

I love the last Tropical background stamped card. Very simple but says a lot.

Rose said...

Lovely cards! Really love what you've done with the tropical background.

Laura Norris said...

Lovely cards Lin! Perfect stamps for you.

Jamie said...

I love that you made cards with just a background stamp! Really gorgeous! The Butterfly and Flowers stamp & cut set are so adorable with the stitching on them and love that it comes with dies too! Your cards are so pretty :) tfs

Tiffany Ervin said...

You, and I, Lin....Flowers! Oh, we love our flowers, and you always make me want Spring time to come with your floral creations! So great to be hopping with you again!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow, Lin, you've really made these stamps shine! Just love your flower cards - always a delight! And that tropical background - what great cards with it! Especially love the one with the sentiment at the top! Thanks for the inspiration - it was great hopping with you, my friend!

Megan said...

Fun how you did the 2 different tone-on-tone panels!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Gorgeous cards!

pcm said...

fantastic cards lin!

Cheri said...

The cards are so cheerful. Love the colors!

Louise H. said...

Love your cards;they are so colorful and fun. I especially like the background stamp.Thanks.

Unknown said...

Amazing..simply amazing cards! That flower set is a must have and the big background stamp..I'm dying over it! Thanks for sharing!

NanW said...

Love the tropical background stamp.

DoofyJEss2 said...

Great cards!! Love the bouquet you created in the first two. The background stamp across the two different color papers was a really nice touch with the white matte!

Rubeena I. said...

how pretty!

Unknown said...

Your use of the tropical background stamp is inspiring. I'll have to get this one as well!

Cindy said...

What a cool way to use the tropical stamp background. Love it.

SUPRFOXdesigns said...

Love the tone on tone stamping and your cards are all gorgeous!

Toni said...

such sweet cards. I love the fresh colors!

Yoonsun Hur said...

What a sweet cards. Love your background! Simply gorgeous!!

adele holcomb said...

That tropical background is so pretty, and aren't the button centers cute on those whimsical flowers?

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your cards are beautiful! Love these new stamps!

NPurdum56 said...

What pretty cards! Loving these new stamps!

Lindarub said...

Love All your cards.

Becs Attwood said...

Great cards - I love those fun flowers in bright happy colors. Thanks for sharing.

Robin B. said...

What bright, fun cards! I really love the flowers on the first two. Thanks for sharing.

Nikki said...

Amazing Cards :) love that green one so kewl

Lisa H. said...

Really pretty cards. Those flowers with stitching on them are adorable. Thanks for inspiring me to make some sunny, springy cards!

Betty Sue said...

I love these stitched flowers!! Your cards are great!

Kim Faucher said...

Very nice cards. I love the flowers with the stitching on them!

Shelley C said...

Such cheerful cards! Really like the tropical background in the blue/green color scheme!!

Taasha Blevins said...

Love the flowers and that tropical background looks fantastic. I wasn't sure about it at first but I really like how you used it on your cards.

Albinopi said...

Your cards are so cheery!. Lovely colors and sentiments.

Pamela Haskin said...

Great cards! I especially like all your background work.

Natalie said...

Really cute cards!

Barb Schmidt said...

Those cute stitched button flowers are great, and so bright and cheery. Those are my favorite cards. Although that tropical background stamp is pretty special too.

Linda S. said...

Your cards are beautiful. I especially like the stitched details on those flowers. A simple detail, but it help makes for a striking card. Nice work.

Barb Schmidt said...

Beautiful button flower cards.

Unknown said...

Such bright flowers, they look great.

Laceysocks said...

I really like seeing the tropical background stamped the way you did. It is very pretty!

serenity6883 said...

Lovely cards - love the colors you used - so bright and cheerful.

Karen L K said...

Fun cards Lin! Those stitched flowers are cute. I like them all layered up together.

Unknown said...

Love the vibrant colors and how you used dimensions. You do great work. Thanks for sharing!!!

Janet Packer said...

Great cards, love your color schemes!

Dawn T said...

stunning Lin. Your flowers on the second card are my favourite.

Unknown said...

Happy cards! That tropical background is beautiful. I love the two colored card!

SHartl said...

Sweet flowers and sequins are making me think if spring!

loulou said...

Lovely cards. I like the warm sunny feeling of your butterfly and flowers card. I love that tropical background stamp now that I see it stamped out - its more versatile than I thought.

Sharon Underwood said...

These are fantastic! Love that green background, and the cheerful colors of the flowers.

Suzanne C said...

Lin first of all Gorgeous cards! I love what you did with that background stamp! The flowers are fabulous and so you! My favorite though is you aired out your apron and shared it! Mine is covered in dust and I would have to dig hard to find it!

Evelyn said...

How pretty your flowers are! I like the Tropical Background one - the colors are great!

Sandy M said...

Flowers and spring colors...refreshing!

Karine said...

Love your colorful cards! The flowers are just so pretty!

~amy~ said...

Your cards are always so sweet :)

Kathy said...

Hey Sista!!! Loving your beautiful creations...so bright, happy and beautiful ... just like you! Do you know every time I think Florida I think of YOU? Sorry I suck at being a friend. :( xxoxoo

Jerrie said...

How fun are the new Hero Arts products! I can not wait to look through the catalog!

Mclay said...

Each card is so sweet, Lin! Gotta love these new Hero Arts Spring stamps & dies & every product!

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

Lovely cards , perfect colours.

Kelly Massman said...

your cards are so pretty!

Cindi Hall said...

LOVE LOVE LIVE the colorful button cards!

Gail said...

Love the butterfly and flowers cards! The colors are so yummy!

donna mikasa said...

Just love your colorful style, Lin! And that Tropical Background is showcased beautifully!
So fun to be hopping with you and thanks for sharing your apron.... ♥

Chiara T. said...

Great cards. Love the background

Unknown said...

Wonderful cards!!! Love how you used the background stamp on the last one.

Bethany said...

I love the blue and green colored card.

Lee Anne said...

What beautiful cards! Love the colors!

Renee V said...

Beautiful cards and coloring! I really like what you did on that last card with the background stamp !

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Awesome cards!

Susan said...

Love all 4 of your cards, thanks for the inspiration!

Lieve said...

Beautiful, colourful cards ! You will make some people very happy with them !

Deanna said...

The green on aqua using this background stamp is so yummy! I believe now that spring is around the corner :)

Shirley said...

All cards are beautiful. I really like the color of Just Because card.

Kris in Alaska said...

Ah, your flower cards give me hope for spring coming soon! Lovely!

Patty said...

LOVE all your cards!! The butterfly & flower set is just so much fun and perfect for coloring! And the Tropical Background stamp.....super awesome...first time I'm seeing it on this hop..love it!

MelissaF said...

LOVE the stitching detail on the Flower and Butterfly set and your coloring and layouts are fabulous and that Tropical background stamp on the other 2 cards is STUNNING!

Brithzi said...

Your cards are very lovely. The Tropical Background stamp is fantastic and the way you used it with two colors was great.

Beatrice Lawson said...

The flowers and butterfly set is fabulous! I love your cards!

irisesther54 said...

Beautiful cards. Love all those flowers.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh wow! I love the color combos!

brenda said...

Fabulous cards - especially the last one with the 2 tone on tone and matching the design!

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