Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hero Arts Blog Hop January 2011

I'm so happy to be included in this week's Hero Arts Blog Hop. Check each day the week of January 10th, 2011 for the blog hoppinest fun and inspiration from the Hero Arts past hostesses! Definition of "hoppinest" is the best blog Hopping ever! But you'll never find that word in the dictionary. I just love the new 2011 stamps I received from Hero Arts to explore different techniques and designs.

If you find a broken link, 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!

You should have come from viewing the wonderful and talented Virginia and at the end of my comments, I'll pass you onto the next wonderful hop along the way.

Please leave a comment because every comment left along the hop gives you a chance to win new Hero Arts 2011 stamps!

This first card up is my favorite card of all and I didn't know what to do with it at first. Two inch blocks on black topped by 2 1/4 inch sparkly square on black background square. The Large Blossom, (CG271) was a late bloomer for me. I was fooling around with different embossing powders when I found some old glitter embossing powder that just pulled this whole card together.

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First card up is "Joy Ride", (CL481) with a scooter a go go. A button, ribbon and background of Dots and Flowers (S5213) on the scooter panel and Cling Dots (CG139) on kraft. I embossed the scooter and used some black Enamel Accents on some of the dots. The sentiment is from the same new set.

Next card, we have the new 2011 Hand Drawn Flower (CG285) and some oldies, but goodies, Cling Dots (CG139) and Just Wanted (CL175) with a little Black Enamel Accents for the center. EASY PEASY. You can vary the look of the flower by arranging the three flower layers with the bottom layer showing in the spaces. It looks like you have many more layers.

I really like how this came together. I love the silhouette from (CG265), "Getting Ready". I stamped a sentiment from "Glamorous" (CL 269) on the tag on front and I glued a slim black scallop border on the inside of the card with a sentiment from "Glamorous".

A "Special Note of Thanks", (CL499) lets me thank you for visiting. I heat embossed the wreath and used pencils to color in. However, I wanted a whiter white, so I used white Enamel Accents on the petals, which really pop the flowers on the kraft background. The sentiment would be good for a get well, sympathy, or just sending caring thoughts.

Now remember to leave a comment because every comment left along the hop gives you a chance to win new Hero Arts 2011 stamps!

Thanks for visiting and now to Sue's Inky Fingers. ENJOY!








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Tracey said...

WONDERFUL creations!!! You showcased the stamps so well Arlene!!!

Suzanne C said...

Arlene... Wonderful cards. Love the richness of your plummy card. The scooter is sweet and love the flowers.

stamping sue said...

That scooter image reminds me of my childhood. Great cards! stamping sue

Virginia L. said...

Love your glittery cards!Each one of them is made with such care and attention! Beautifully done, Arlene!

Sarah said...

Wonderful cards, Arlene! You've been busy! :)

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Joy said...

Every single one of your cards Arlene are so beautiful, you have been one busy gal creating these beauties, hugs!

Barb said...

So fun to see all of these wonderful cards, Arlene! I love the way your Hand Drawn Flower looks! So elegant! And the scooter one is really cute! The purple and black combo is gorgeous on your first card too! Fabulous job, my friend!

Anonymous said...

Very nice cards. Thanks for sharing them. Margaret K.

Heather Maria said...

Wow Arlene, you've been busy! Wonderful cards and inspiration!

Jen W. said...

These are all so fun and such a variety of styles! You're not helping me to whittle down my wish list... :)

Leni said...

Hi Arlene, Great work! I especially love the two last cards I think! I'm already in love with the wreath of leaves and the wreath with the little flowers!

judkajudi said...

Arlene, this is an amazing showcase of the new stamps! The use of glitter ep in the first card really did pull it all together! I am loving that scooter!

Kelly Booth said...

Such wonderful Cards Arlene....Love what you did with your new stamps....Smooches!!

~amy~ said...

such gorgeous cards...thanks for all the inspiration!

gberry14 said...

Lovely cards and the glitter just makes them dazzling! Love your wreath card too! -L. Berry

Lynn said...

Those are wonderful cards, especially the one with the hand drawn flower :).

Jill W. said...

Thanks for sharing your work in this fun hop!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful designs, Arlene! Love the silhoutte card!

mdog said...

Fabulous cards - love the colors you used, too! Thanks for sharing

Fleur said...

i love how you have used the silhouette stamp and the scooter card gives a great idea for a stamp i wouldnt have looked at, thanks

Anonymous said...

unique cards and love the use of textures

Rosemary said...

fantastic group of cards, arlene!! the first one is just stunning!

Kryssi said...

wow you were busy as a stamping bee! beautiful work!

Dwita said...

So adorable, Arlene. Love the wreath...

DebStampsLife said...

Your pink silhouette card is especially fabulous Arlene! Great work posted today!

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

A great set of cards. Love the first one - how you offset the top square

Shelley said...

Wonderful cards!! Great jobb.

chensley3 said...

Cute cards - love the scooter!

Anonymous said...

the scooter image is SO adorable!
love your cards, thanks for sharing!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Kristine said...

Wow the purple and black flower card is really spectacular! Love the scooter too.

Jacqueline said...

Your wreath card is so pretty, the chosen bow is perfect!

My name is Erika. said...

I love the girl getting ready stamp and the card you made from it. Nice job!

Nat said...

wonderful!! lovin these designs!

Kathy said...

Wow, very pretty cards!

Marilyn said...

I love the green scooter card, well done.

Isha said...

All the cards are Wonderful!!! Lots of details too.

Anonymous said...

Loved all the cards. I have several symphathy cards to do and the wreath card has inspired me. A big thanks for sharing.
Sharon in Dayton

naneruth said...

Great ideas! Love that sparkle on the first card.

Suzana said...

Extremely beautiful cards!

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards! I really love that wreath. So pretty!

Lindastamps at gmail dot com

Maya said...

Beautiful cards! Love the big flower!

Fiorella said...

So nice cards!!! Thanks for sharing them

tracy said...

Wow what wonderfully creative cards. I love the new stamps and I cannot wait to start using them. Thanks for inspiring me. Tracy

Pam W Merwin said...

What wonderful cards! I love the first one with the squares and teh use of the black. I think I have two favorites: Love, love, love the handdrawn flower and the dimension. AND the wreath on the Kraft is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.

Shanna said...

Such cute cards! Love!

Anonymous said...

cool cards, love the effects. bethann d

David & Sarah said...

Great cards - I like the use of all the stamps. TFS!

stlbarb said...

Yes, the Large Blossom card turned out gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.

Karina Beck said...

So beautiful Designs!!

Cathy said...

Wonderful cards. loving the sihlouette one ^^ thanks for sharing, arlene

x
cathy fong

Sue McRae said...

So many wonderful cards Arlene! It looks like you had fun playing with the new stamps! I love the glittery goodness of the Large Blossom card.

Clare *Littlebear* said...

These are beautiful! I love how you have added glossy bits to the first card and my favourite of them is all the card with the wreath on the Kraft card.
Clare x

Lin said...

What a beautiful assortment, Arlene! You've really shown off the versatality of these lovely stamps!

Connie said...

thanks for sharing your cards, lovley!
Wonderful mix of techniques.

Thalia said...

Lovely cards. I like the idea of the enamal accents, really makes it pop! Thanks for sharing and the tips.

gaijinjoy said...

The purple card is a real looker! Great eye for color and design.

DominoDebi said...

Great job showing off what these stamps can do, Arlene! My favorite, I think, is that glittery goodie in the first slot. Yummy!

Agata said...

Lovely creations!

Marie-Anne said...

You've made a lovely set of cards. Hard to choose a favorite one, because I like all for various resons.

Marie-Anne

Wendy ten Hove said...

Very nice colors on your cards and they shine and sparkle! Love that! The one with the big flower is my favorite, it looks golden, very nice!
Hugs, Wendy

natashakara said...

Great cards. You really are working these new stamps:) Love your cards :))

Imapaperlover said...

these are great!

Marylynne said...

Great cards! They are all so different! I really like the dimensional flower one. Thanks for sharing!

Yali said...

I like the Fabulous silhouette card. looks great. =) (i think if you can take brighter photos of the cards they will look even better. )

Jess said...

Thank you for all the inspiration today. I love that shimmery flower. Gorgeous!

Maureen Morton said...

Darling cards - especially love how you used Large Blossom. It is most stunning! You rock, Arlene. Thanks!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Nice cards. Good technique on the first.

Nancy said...

Everyone is so unique, creative and beautiful, Arlene! I love all the sparkle!

Louise said...

Very nice cards, thanks for sharing

Faith said...

Lovely cards! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Angela said...

How cute love the little scooter.
Now I'm HOP HOP HOPING my way along.

GirlGeek said...

Love the ideas! Thanks for sharing.

Jackie said...

Wonderful cards thanks for sharing withus.

Cindy said...

Lovely Cards! Special Note of Thanks!

judy said...

Beautiful cards, Arlene!

Tracy said...

Great cards...love the variety and all the inspiration.

Barbara said...

All your cards are just great and I especially love the first one!

Deb said...

I just LOVE cards on kraft! That wreath is just so stunning - simple yet elegant. I am also now wanting the "joy ride" set - that scooter is so cute. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations!

{VICKI} said...

great cards

BunnyFreak said...

Love the cards. Thanks for the tip on using the hand drawn flower stamp. I am going to have to try this.

Deb Lorence said...

All of these are wonderful Arlene!

Ziggyeor said...

ohh I love the glitter embossing on the first card. Just dazzling.

sagreen125 said...

love the last card.

margaretart said...

Congratulations on being chosen to do the blog hop! Your work is wonderful!

Lisa Carroll said...

Arlene, your cards are WONDERFUL! That scooter image is so cute, and I love what you did by putting it on a background.. genius! And I LOVE the wreath on the kraft with the bow - gorgeous! So many lovely creations... you rocked it! XO

margaretart said...

Congratulations on being chosen to do the blog hop! Your work is wonderful!

Jessica said...

Beautiful cards, Arlene! My fav is the Getting Ready stamped card - love it! TFS

Cardcrafter said...

What nice cards! I do like the layout of the flowers in the squares. Also, I love glitter! Thank you for your super ideas!

Kathy Eddy said...

Adorable cards!

Krissy said...

love the wreath card!

sheila said...

your cards are just beautiful! really love the elegant black and white flowers and adore the scooter.....had not considered that set of stamps but might now!!!

Cheryl J said...

Beautiful cards and so many to look at. Especially love how you used the Hand Drawn Flower stamp. I love this card!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Hill Top Creations said...

Lovely cards will be stealing some of the ideas hope you don't mind. Take Care

Disp6194 said...

I love all the variety in your cards, so cute! My fav is the wreath though. The image is gorgeous and the gingham ribbon gives it a homey feel that I adore :)

Julie M said...

Gorgeous cards, Arlene - I particularly love the first one, stunning rich colours, and the last - love that coloured wreath on kraft.

Julie

Kristin said...

All the cards are so cute!!! It makes me want to pull out my stamps and powders right now!!!

kscraps1 said...

I really love your cards. You seem to pay so much attention to the details on each one which really makes them stand out!

Catie said...

great ideas, thanks for sharing

Cassi said...

beautiful card with large blossom stamp, so pretty!

Pat Castillo said...

I LOVE your cards--especially the first one w/silver! Lovely!

Linda said...

great idea of accenting some dots in the background. And the shiny flower is simply amazing!

Scrapycandy said...

So gorgeous! and I just realized that although I love Hero Arts stamps, I've never won one! Thanks for all your hard work!

Margaret K said...

Lovely cards Arlene

Nancy said...

Arlene, what a lovely display of cards...they run the gamut from elegant to playful to wonderfully sweet and I love them all!
blessings...

Daria Z. said...

Fantastic cards, Arlene! That first one is gorgeous with the glittered top layer. My favorite, though, is the "thank you" at the end...just love it!

Peggy said...

I like the glittery embossing powder on the first card.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Anette H said...

ALL of these cards are just gorgeous, Arlene!!! So creative!

CinnamonSally said...

Stunning Arlene, You are making me want even more of the new stamps!!!!

Robin K. said...

Love the design and rich colors you used with the Large Blossom cling Arlene! And love how the flower wreath just pops against the kraft bg! You did a wonderful job on all your creations! Hugs, Robin :)

brenda said...

Your cards are so amazing! I really loved the first one and the enamel accents on the wreath flowers was perfect!

Janet L. said...

Great, great cards. I love the beautiful colors and all the fabulous details you used!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Arlene, what a beautiful lined up you have today! All the cards are gorgeous. Love that one with big flower.

irockpaperandscissors said...

I'm loving all the layered flowers in this blog hop! TFS!

gardener said...

What a wonderful variety of styles. How versatile you are. From the very elegant flowers to the fun scooter and silhoutte to the delicate wreath. Hard to pick a favorite, but I am always looking for sympathy/caring thoughts type of cards so especially appreciate that one. Thanks so very much

SherylH said...

Love your cards, particularly the first one with the Large Blossom -- such a great way to use this image!

Anonymous said...

What wonderful cards.Thanks for sharing! Wanda

Lynn said...

These sets are just so versatile. I love your ideas.

Jnett's Place said...

Great cards and I think I'm most drawn to the one with the stamp "Sending Caring Thoughts".

Petra said...

Wunderschöne Werke sind das!
GlG
Petra

Mary Jane W said...

All your cards are wonderful. I especially like the one with the layered flower. TFS

Tinne said...

Those stamps are so yummy :p
Very nice creations!!

Judy1223 said...

Arlene, all of your cards are wonderful! I especially love the wreath and the scooter!

Sandra said...

fun cards - love the little extras.
Sandra ltb

Anonymous said...

Hi Lovely i like the little scooter and the flower is beautiful great inspiration for me Karen

Sandy said...

What wonderful cards you have created. I love your use of colors and other materials on these. Thanks so for sharing.

Sarah said...

*love* the way you used enamel accents in the last card. And that gingham ribbon? The sweetest touch.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Beautiful cards!! LOVE that last card. So pretty! I'm lovin this HA blog hop!

Robin Cooper said...

The first one is definitely my favorite! Very pretty! Thank you for your inspiration!

Nellie Foley said...

I love the wreath stamp and found you had some great ideas, especially using the white pen on the flowers! Your blog has some GoRgeOus stuff!!!

Renée Storch said...

I love the Just Wanted to Say Thanks card. Beautifully done.

Diana N. said...

Great cards made using great stamps!

Sandy Ang said...

Lovely. my fav is the silhouette card of the lady at her make-up table. Such a unique image!

jaemom said...

Just lovely, Arlene! The large blossom card is gorgeous with the glitter ep. Great block look. Cute embossed scooter with various black enamel accents (cool!) and the layered hand drawn flower is sooo pretty in gold! Getting ready card is so chic, and love how you got the bright white to pop on the kraft on the wreath!

SannaS said...

Beautiful elegant cards!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Hella said...

Great cards!

Nancy Y said...

what great cards, you're very talented!

Little T said...

Cool cards. I like the sparkle you put in them.

GrammySue's Creations said...

Arlene, your cards are awesome -- you have inspired me.

Allison said...

Very nice cards.

scrapaholic said...

The wreath card is simply beautiful. Wonderful work...

Maryse N. said...

Great cards! Glitter makes me happy every time.

Marilyn said...

Absolutely beautiful, Arlene!! Love them all! :)

Tammie27 said...

Fabulous cards Arlene! I just LOVE the floral wreath card! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

teresa said...

Arlene, beautiful cards!!! Love the first card too. Thanks for your great inspiration.

jazy1m said...

Love your cards. T he large flower is my favorite. Thank you for sharing your ideas and talent

Holly said...

the purple mosaic card with the large blossom was my favorite too!
All your cards are lovely- and you have alot of variety in your style.
Thank you
Holly

Hannah. F said...

These are Lovely Arlene,Thanks for sharing!

Diane said...

Love the first card the most, but all are amazing! Diane

Becs Attwood said...

Great cards with some lovely stamps. Maybe HA's next definition background stamp should include your "hoppinest" definition! Thanks for sharing.

Linda E said...

Arlene I love your take on using the flower stamps. The scooter is too much fun. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Plume said...

It is interesting to see all you can do with the background flower stamp. Amazing!

scarthur said...

Lovely cards! Great job!

Anna said...

Arlene...I can't decide if the black squares or the hand drawn flower is my favorite. The scooter took me way back.

Anna

Sabine said...

Lovely cards. My favourite is the last one.

mtscrapgal said...

Love your cards. Thanks for your lovely inspiration.

Marilyn said...

Love the glitz and glam. So cute and refreshing.

Kelly Massman said...

How striking!

Patricia said...

so beautifula cards Arlene I love it =P

jill said...

Very nice cards....lots of inspiration!!

Elaine said...

Really pretty cards - love the getting ready silhouette!!

nona said...

Lovely cards! Thank you for sharing :)

——>Katie Bolinger said...

I really like what you've done with Hand Drawn Flowers

RetiredLTC'sWife said...

I love the cards you created! I definitely have to have the hand drawn flower - very cool.

MelBos said...

All the cards are lovely - but my favourite is the Thank you garland.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Very pretty!

JoanL said...

Great cards, Arlene! Love the purple glittery goodness. Beautifully done!!

Anonymous said...

Love, love the cards. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Carol said...

Fabulous creations, thanks for sharing your talent with us all!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Cindy C. said...

Each card gives a different feelings, and all are wonderful Arlene!

patscrap91 said...

Gorgeous cards ! I love them all.
Thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards! My favorite is the last one where you used the enamel accents to really make the flowers pop.

Janet said...

You've done a wonderful job--amazing!

smahrty said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing in the hop.

Mari said...

That first one is so dramatic - gorgeous! Love the dimensional flower and the wreath, and, and, and! :)

Ger said...

Beautifully made cards. My wish list is waaaay too long! Ger x.

Cathy A said...

Arlene, these are gorgeous, I love what you have done with the flower wreath on kraft...I will be case -ing that one if you will let me!

Froggietalks said...

What lovely creations! I am not usually a fan of an all black card, but that one with the glitter just pops, and with the blossom, looks really elegant.

LillaMinne said...

Nice idea to use parts of a bacground stamp to make smaler images and then use them all together. Im already starting to think about how I could use that idea in my on projects

Nancy L. said...

beautiful cards!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! I JUST LOVE THE CARDS YOU MADE FOR THE BLOG HOP!! THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING THEM WITH US!! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MORE AND I HOPE YOU HAVE A FABULOUS DAY!! =)

any63 said...

bonjour
très jolies cartes!

Karen said...

Your cards are so pretty. The silhouette is my favorite.

ScrappyMommy said...

Your cards are wonderful!

Brenda said...

You have been very busy Arlene! Love your creations! The addition of Glossy Accents and enamel accents on a number of your cards truly makes the images pop! Love the Scooter!

Sharon D from Canada said...

Beautiful cards, Arlene! Your glittered large blossom panel looks stunning on black - love it! And I adore your sweet wreath card - yummy colouring on kraft! You're really rocking those enamel accents, too!

Donna said...

Great cards, thank you for sharing!!

oolgas said...

Your glittery card is my favorite! Olga.

Gosia said...

Thank you for inspiration :)

dustypenny (Joy) said...

Great cards, Arlene!

MDHART said...

Stunning cards. Love the wreath card - beautiful!!

Beverly said...

Love the first card....I liked how you tiled it and then popped out the same image!

Lea said...

Love your cards.

v said...

Great cards! The embossed scooter looked 3D. Very cool. The Hand Drawn Flower stamp was really neat:)
~Vanessa W

Mandy said...

Love the hand drawn flower and the sophisticated floral card. Just beautiful!

Steph said...

Gorgeous work! Thank you for sharing!

Life On the Scrappy Side Store said...

I am so excited about the new stamps the getting ready is so wonderful! The scooter I will use a lot lol my son is always on his! tfs
Barbara

Clare said...

Fabulous cards! The glitter embossing card is my fave too! Absolutely stunning!

kimurob said...

The clear embossing on the scooter is sooo cool! And the black enamel accents make the scooter stand out even more. Great job!

Atticelf said...

I especially love the last card. You're right - the white really makes it.

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