Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Hero Hostess Day 3!

Hero Arts is hopping again.  We Hosti are hopping with excitement because of the new Hero Arts stamps.  
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I'm loving the new stamps and how versatile they are and have been sharing the new stamps at Die Cut Divas.  
I have 3 cards for you today.

The blog hop begins with Hero Arts blog with a list of my fellow happy hostesses (past hostess in name only).  Once you're a Hero Arts hostess, you're always a Hero Arts hostess.  You should have arrived here from  Heather Doran, (Stamping and Stitching).

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
The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning! 



Is there a background stamp in there?  Yes, I went background crazy.  A little bit of everything, from Rangers Distress Paints in White and Victorian Velvet, Adirondack's Cool Peri, Blue Denim and Eggplant.,  then a bit of green.  I then lightly scattered some glitter embossing powder and Egyptian Gold embossing powder on the card.  Surprised myself and love it.  The flower petal is the result of a happy accident with fine glitter and Glossy Accents.  Some Red Stickles made it into the center of the flower.  All new stamps on this card.  Love the stamps and matching dies!
Can you see the background?

I love the new Hero Arts stamps and dies.
Hero Arts Butterfly and Flower (CL750)
Hero Arts Flower and Butterfly Frame Cut (DI090
Hero Arts Pattern Stripes K5884
I added Glitter & Red Stickles

Using the same background stamp, I stamped it in Hero Arts Soft Blossom Shadow Ink and then brushed the ink on the die-cut panel as I didn't have my sponges with me.  It works!  The yellow is a PanPastel (yes the banner IS darker).

Recipe:
Hero Arts Pattern Stripes K5884
Hero Arts  3 X 4 Frame DI084
Hero Arts Soft Blossom Shadow Ink

My third card - no muss & no fuss.  I could make mountains all day long.  I love the different ways you can use the mountains to make valleys, layer ranges, create your own unique backdrop.  Everything on this card is a stamp from the set.  Great guy card and you could use this for anything.  What a guy and inside any of the following sentiments and more (iHappy Birthday), (Congratulations), (Thank you), or to someone who loves to fish, hike, is an adventurer).
Recipe:
Hero Arts OWN What a Guy! (CL753)
Hero Arts cubes (inks) in 2 greens, the fish in Grape Juice
Mountains stamped in Memento London Fog, the eagle in Memento Rich Cocoa

Be sure to leave a post because Hero Arts will be giving away prizes and if you don't comment, you won't win..  I will be giving away this cling set, Surprise (CG428)  and clear set Florentine Message Bordor (CL530) to a lucky winner who posts a comment by 9:00 p.m.Friday, Pacific time in sunny California.  I'll post the winner on Saturday, January 25th, 2014. Sets donated by my LSS, The Stamp Art Shoppe.  Wish I could send you chocolate too.
  
Your next stop along the way is Marcy Kaminski, (En Papillote Arts) who will knock your socks off!  I did peek, you see.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to comment.  And if you'd like, become a follower.

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CinnamonSally said...

So happy to be hopping with you again Arlene!! Love all of your cards and the flower on the first card is gorgeous!!

Maureen Morton said...

What a great range of fun styles, Arlene. Love them all, especially that great background. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

Beautiful designs, Arlene! I LOVE the way you used the "Pattern Stripes". So artsy and creative!

Mandee Teel said...

B-e-a-utiful!

Barb said...

Wonderful cards, Arlene! Love that glittery flower and the beautiful way you used the Pattern Stripes! So fun hopping with you this week!

judkajudi said...

Arlene, I love your style!! Feminine and masculine, you do them both beautifully!! So fun to be hopping with you!!

Ava said...

Arlene, these are like mini-paintings! Just wonderful creations!

Lin said...

LOVE that last card, Arlene, what a beautiful scene!! Yes, those Pattern Stripes are a must have!

Jackie Parkins said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

Lisa Simpson said...

Yeah Arlene, a local stamper represented! Wonderful cards! That background stamp works with so many different cards!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love what you've done with that background stamp. So cool! Those mountains are beautiful! Love hopping with you this week. :)

Debra said...

Colors and graphics are inspiring.

Debstamps said...

Great fun Arlene! I can tell you love that background! Love that red flower pop too!

Angelnorth said...

Loving that background stamp, great cards!

Mary-Anne V said...

wonderful cards...love how you used the background stamp and the glitter on the first flower.

Barb said...

vGreat background stamp! Very creative cards!

MarcyK924 said...

My hopping buddy again this year! LOVE it! And your cards are just amazing! So unique and each one so different! Beautiful!

VARedGem said...

Great cards...and I definitely love the background stamp!

judy said...

I love backgrounds that you created with the Pattern Stripes stamp!

Sue D said...

I like how you used that background stamp and great mountain scene.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Penny Reed said...

Very creative cards - love them all! You make me want that background stamp!!! TFS!

Jayne said...

Nice manly card.

Kelly Booth said...

Love Love your Cards Arlene....just Perfect!!!

Efrat said...

Very beautiful. I really really love the what a guy card.

paperpicnic said...

Beautiful cards! I especially loved seeing how you used the pattern stripes background! Wonderful masculine card, too! Your mountain range looks so real! Thanks for sharing these terrific ideas!

grandmato19 said...

Love ur cards -- I want that bear stamp!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the style of the background. Like the animal scenery card.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

margaret gurney said...

Love your complex backgrounds and all the sparkle. What a fun hop!

Robyn said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

Torrie said...

I really like how you used the striped background stamp, it sets the backdrop in a subtle but very cool way on your cards.

Donna Whitten said...

Fabulous cards! I loved them all, but the masculine was my favorite.

jeannine said...

Great cards! I have that striped background stamp, so fun! Love the masculine card!

Celine Blacow said...

Great cards and great to see a card for guys in there too!

Gerrina said...

I love the mountains you made! I live in a "flat" land so that something that´s lacking of my vieuw...

Agnes Dobek said...

I love these cards especially the "what a guy" one. You don't see too many masculine cards and I think it's beautiful.

Kristie Goulet said...

Great cards!!!

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

Three wonderful cards - all so different. You are so versatile.

Tiffany Ervin said...

Super lovely cards today, Arlene!!! I really must get that A Little set now and so happy you threw in a manly card!! Great job today, so happy to hop with you!

Diane Stricker said...

Beautiful cards.

Laura said...

Love the mountain range and nature stamps! Also love the way you've used the background stamps; great cards.

Mildred Mildew said...

That is such an interesting bg stamp...I love the effect it gives your cards.

Barbara said...

I hadn't really noticed that background stamp too much but I think it's great after seeing your cards! Your "mountain" card is a great guy card as well and is super.

Heather Maria said...

Arlene, wonderful cards and wonderful post! I love the way you've used that background stamp! Your masculine card is brilliant, love the fantastic scene you have created and the great outdoors feel it has about it! I'm delighted to be hopping along with you today:)

Patricia said...

Oh my! Have to have the OWH What a Guy stamp set! My son lives in CO & this would be perfect for him! Beautiful masculine card! Loving that pattern stripe stamp too! Thanks for the additional giveaway.

Gloria Reynolds said...

All that glittery goodness with the striped background on your first card stole my heart. Great cards.

Virginia L. said...

You sure went background crazy...Arlene!! Your cards are full of love and sweetness! Those flower petals are gorgeous! AWESOME work all around!

Ann Kulseth said...

Great inspiration . . . so much talent from all you Hero Hostesses. Love these blog hops!

Claire Boyd said...

I just love your card selection & those backgrounds are just stunning

Tammy J said...

Your cards are very pretty. I am not sure about that bkgrnd stamp. That looks like a lot of something. I really like the second card. The pink is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my gosh, I love that background stamp! It is the bomb. Love how you embellished it and then the soft stamping with it. Great! I also love the guy card with bear and mountains.

Linda R. said...

You're right....great backgrounds. Love your cards.

Diana N. said...

Those backgrounds are amazing!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Great job on the backgrounds and on everything! Love the new Hero Arts stamps!

Betty said...

wonderful cards, Arlene! love the glittery flower and that fantastic background you put with it!!

Shannon Zuklich said...

great "manly" card!

jamie said...

Love the pattern stripes stamp.....might have to order that!

Skraperella said...

Great cards Arlene! The background on the first two looks amazing and I love the mountain scene. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win :-)

Shemaine Smith said...

It's so nice to see masculine card ideas. Great job!

ionabunny said...

I think I need pattern stripes. Fantastic background stamp. Love how you used it on your cards.

conil said...

Love, love, love that background stamp and the those OWH sets too.

Judy Tuck said...

Wonderful cards with lots of great style.

Laura said...

I love this new background stamp. Your use is terrific

Michelle said...

Such awesome cards, Arlene. I especially love the colorful background using the new Pattern Stripes stamp. It's just beautiful!

jp said...

Loving the Hero Arts Pattern Stripes!

Laura Norris said...

Such great cards Arlene! The big bold flower is beautiful and the guy card is perfect for those 'hard to make a card for' men in our lives!

Lysa said...

You are so right Arlene chocolate DOES make everything better! ;) Great cards!

Laurel said...

Wow, that background on your first card? I am completely blown away. That is a work of art. Very inspiring.

Amy Pjura said...

love what you did with the pattern stripes background stamp!

Em said...

The first card is a very different and striking card. That background stamp is going to be so much fun to work with.

Vivian C. said...

Can always use ideas for guy cards and as you've shown this is a great set for that.

sharon l-s said...

Wow a mixed bag of styles. Can't decide which is my fave. IF I must pick, I have to say the mixed background (card #1) is on top. I have to add that stamp to my wishlist. HA Blog Hops are not friendly to my wallet but I have to have it. thanks for sharing

gabriella said...

Beautifully done cards

Anonymous said...

Sharon c. Great cards. The pattern stripes is a great background stamp. Thanks for the tips.

Annmarie Demotto said...

Loved all your cards but my favorite has to be the shimmery flower TFS your work is very inspiring

adele holcomb said...

This is the third time I've seen the Pattern Stripes stamp in use and presto! a stamp I didn't think I would like because it seemed so busy, is instead a remarkably interesting background stamp! Love your examples.

JanLee said...

Well I think I need the Pattern Strips stamp!! I have seen it before but it wasn't used, now that I have seen it, I love it! Great cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lucille K said...

Hi Arlene, I do like your style, and I love that you still use that "header" for your blog :)

Unknown said...

the flower on the first card looks like a sugar cookie! yum!!
thanks
Holly

Linda E said...

Arlene, I love the "artsy fartsy" style of your first card. The background is super, and it really shows of the glittery flower. Your mountains are also lovely. Thanks for sharing your great ideas, and for a chance to win a prize.

nancy said...

I'm liking the pattern stripes background stamp more and more -- especially after seeing your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy C. said...

Such fun cards Arlene!

Linda T said...

You're cards are just beautiful. Love the background stamps. I love the mountains and bear card. Thank you so much for sharing you're ideas.

Deirdre said...

Oh wow Arlene, love what you created with the new stamps - stunning. Thanks for the chance to win too!

Cat Craig said...

Arlene, you have used that background stamp wonderfully, such a fun base for your images.

Melinda Ferraz said...

Thanks for sharing, your cards are fabulous!!

Dottie J said...

great background stamp and very effective use of it. Love the soft colors.

Maeghan M. said...

love your creative use of the background stamp! tfs!!!

bjmartin said...

That background stamp is awesome and I love the way you used it!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! I love how you used that striped background!

joy said...

That patterned stripe background appeals to me on many levels and will definitely be at the top of my wish list. Love all of your cards, Arlene!!

Scrapycandy said...

Loving those mountains! Great inspiration with all those stamps and dies. Thank you!

Chark said...

Arlene your glittery flower is my fave!

jenway9 said...

Little works for art!

Leni said...

Love the bear card most...great masculine card!

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

I love the backgrounds. And the mountain scene is gorgeous.

donna mikasa said...

Great cards, Arlene! I love how you used the Pattern Stripes--must give that a try!

Barb Ghig said...

Really fabulous cards, Arlene! I love how you played with the new stamps...especially the background stamp...wow!

patscrap91 said...

Love your cards ! The last one is fabulous !

Maye M.L said...

Arlene, great versatility in using the weathered wood background stamp. Your bear scene is very serene. Cheers!

Kailash said...

Beautiful designs Arlene, love all your cards, such lovely inspiration and fun ideas with the background stamps!!!

fMyra said...

Great cards. The "glitter is glorious".

shirley-bee said...

Great cards, and that first card is just, WOW!

bartokmd said...

The pattern stripes stamp done in the soft colors is really nice!

bartokmd said...

The pattern stripes stamp done in the soft colors is really nice!

cghundley said...

Great background.
Interesting how
it looks using
different colors.
Thanks for the
giveaway.
Carla from Utah

Robin K. said...

Love how you used that interesting bg stamp! Adore your last card- I love outdoor scenes! Thanks for sharing your talent with us Arlene!

Annelies said...

Lovely cards Arlene! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Carol Perry said...

All of your cards are amazing. Love the OWH sets. I overlooked them but just have added them to my wish list. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Linda said...

Great cards and love your techniques on the first card. I really like the background stamp and see it used for alot of things. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Karenladd said...

LOVE that background stamp! I really like being able to customize my card backgrounds with stamps and this one is so versatile.

Gail said...

Your backgrounds are lovely - I am so going to copy - er - lift those ideas! You did a wonderful job on your creations and I can see why your a Hero Arts Hostess -thanks for offering a lovely prize as well - enjoy your crafting week! Happy Day!

Kelly Massman said...

what fun cards-i would have never have guessed that was a background stamp--pretty cool! thanks also for a chance to win! kmassman gmail

Annie Wills said...

I'm so glad you used that new background stamp because I honestly couldn't figure out how to use it myself. It looks beautiful on these!

Anonymous said...

I think my favourite is the What a Guy cards those mountains look awesome.
Fiona

Suzan D said...

When I first saw the "Pattern Stripes" stamp, I thought don't want, but seeing what you did with it has put tis stamp on my want list. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jennifer Greer said...

Love the background stamps!

Linda said...

Gorgeous red flower, Arlene! TFS!

Gail said...

I'm loving that background stamp and what you have put on top -lovely.

Debbie said...

love the background stamp thanks
upnurse at aol dot com

Cheryl Griswold said...

enjoyed your cards, especially liked the guy card. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanie said...

Lovely cards.

Rachel K said...

Great cards!! I just love your background treatment on the first one...so pretty. And that masculine scene is amazing, love it!

Rhonda Mussman said...

I really like the stripes background stamp and the card you made with it.

Sarah Thomson said...

Love how you've used the patterned stripes background stamp - especially that first card with the vibrant flower.

Barb said...

nice job on the cards and neat stamp sets.

Anita in France said...

These are all fabulous ... particularly that amazing glittery flower!

BeeJay said...

Great cards! I especially like your backgrounds and the masculine card.

Anonymous said...

Your backgrounds are just amazing. I especially love the new stripe background. LindaG

karenelr said...

It's amazing how the use of that patterned stripe background can make both cards so different! All of your cards were so unique--thank you for sharing!

Donna Cala said...

LOVE your last card! It looks like a graphic print. A perfect masculine card.

CathyL said...

Great cards, Arlene!

~amy~ said...

super fun, love that chocolate sentiment!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the guy scene card you made.

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic designs, love that glittery red flower.

Michelle W said...

I adore the background stamp. I don't think you went overboard with the backgrounds. I love seeing them all. Thank you for the inspiration and the giveaway.

no blog post said...

I really liked your use of that very interesting background. All three cards are great. I love to see masculine cards.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful shimmery flower and the scene with the bear is fabulous! Fantastic cards! so inspiring!

Suzi said...

Coming up with such a great masculine makes you a "hero" in my book! Love 'em all! TFS!
suzimetatyahoodotcom

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Oh Arlene - what great cards today! Just love the yummy background with the Pattern Stripes and your masculine card looks amazing! What fabulous mountains!! Thanks for the inspiration - such fun hopping with you this week!

Catherine A said...

Lovely cards Arlene! I just got the Pattern Stripes background stamp and haven't had a chance to try it - Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring us all!

Memories by Manda said...

Great Cards! I love that background stamp. thanks for the extra giveaway!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

that background stamp is very versatile. thanks for sharing your creativity

Barb Housner

Pam W Merwin said...

Love what you did with the background stamp on your first two cards - beautiful! What a great scene on your last card :) Thanks for all the inspiration!

Auror Willow said...

I love how you used that background stamp!

Amante del Papel said...

you inspiring to buy! because your card are amazing!

Michelle Axelson said...

Love the sparkly flower!

Sue McRae said...

I think this is the first time I've seen the Pattern Stripes used on a project, I just love the texture and "artsy" feel it gives to the background of a card.

Vera Rhuhay said...

Wonderful cards, Arlene! Love how you use of that patterned stripe background, so artsy ♥

Joyce said...

Fabulous cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Gina D'Urso said...

Wonderful cards, love them!!!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Great cards!

Petti said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

Carol Haber said...

Wonderful cards Arlene. I love the use of colours in the two cards using the Pattern Stripes stamp.

Colleen said...

What a fun background stamp, love the way you used it!

Graciellie CH said...

Very nice! The background stamp is great! And Arlene, I wouldn't mind getting some chocolate! LOL

http://gracielliedesign.blogspot.com/

Amy C. said...

Lovely projects! Thanks for the ideas!

Pat said...

Love the happy accident! :)

heidi @ ggip said...

I agree the mountains look like a lot of fun!

stamplover2011 said...

Love your cards! The eagle one is awesome!

diana said...

Great cards! Thanks for all the design & technique ideas. TFS ;-)

Kathy M said...

Love your cards that flower really pops

Greta said...

Now I need that new background stamp! Thanks for the inspiration with your lovely cards, Arlene!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

That new background stamp looks great!

Kris in Alaska said...

I'm loving that stamp set for guys! Love your take on it too!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Kim said...

The card with the flower is my favourite; it reminds me of my grandmother's quilts: warm and cozy.

Marilyn said...

Great cards Arlene...love the backgrounds you created for some of them! The bold flower card is a beauty!!

Judy1223 said...

Arlene, what a great variety of cards for the hop! I can't get over the background of your first card...so many inks together and they look amazing! (If I did that it would look like mud!) Great cards!

pcm said...

great cards! I thought that background stamp was a little busy but seeing it used on your cards, it works great!

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love that background stamp and how you used it, all your cards are fabulous! TFS

Carol from La Crosse said...

The background stamp is really wild. I liked the colors you chose too. Very nice cards and great designs. I always enjoy seeing cards for men. They are so difficult for me to design.

Thanks for the inspiration!

SHartl said...

I love how you used the background stamp for so many different designs and I really like the masculine card with the bear!

Denise G. said...

I like what you did with the My Guy stamps -- what a nice masculine card.

Angelique Vela said...

Well, done!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Amazing cards Arlene...Love that background stamp!! Thanks for sharing :)

Aundria B. said...

Love the collage-y effect of that background stamp - definitely on my must-have wish list! Also love the mountain scene. So nice to see masculine-themed stamps so I can make cards for the guys in my life. Thank you for sharing these wonderful cards!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love that your style is so varied on each card - I especially love the scene on the last card!

Buttarcrafts said...

Love the background of the flower card

Amy Lou said...

I love the background on those first two cards. Love this blog hop!

Deborah said...

All your cards are beautiful I especially love the first one that gorgeous red flower TFS

Little T said...

Great use of background stamps. Love it!

ivy said...

What a great scene on you last card!

Vikki Hein said...

fun techniques of your background stamp on the first two cards - sweet.

Prachi Tripathi said...

Such a lovely use of the background cards. Keep up the great work.

Samantha F. said...

Such wonderful cards. Love the colors you used on your masculine card.

Kim Hall said...

Arlene your cards a amazing, so inspirational love them!

Reusing with Quilling said...

I loved the bgs you have created for cards ! Last one beign my favorite loved the calm scene you have stamped on it !

Dawn Turley said...

gorgeous cards Arlene. Love the first one with all that glittery goodness. great use of the background.

Neesey said...

I never would have given that line background stamp a second look...but wow is all I can say since seeing your beautiful cards and samples. Thanx.

Katie said...

Love both of your cards! Your flower looks so cool, I love the glitter. And the pattern stripes stamp is my favorite of the release, I love the backgrounds you created with it. Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Shona Chambers said...

Brilliant cards with fantastic colouring. Very inspirational!!

Anonymous said...

That background stamp is superb! I need to get that now!!

Larissa Heskett said...

WoW!! LOVING your cards!! Such NEAT designs and Colors!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

pam said...

The patterned stripes stamp is the perfect gift for my "grung" friend. Love what you've done with it!

Maria Doricheva said...

Your cards say how much you enjoy stamping! Beautiful cards, Arlene!

Carolyn said...

Love what you did with the background stamp!

Karola said...

Wow you really got the most out of this background stamp. And your mountain card looks fabulous.

Lainey said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sarah P. said...

Very nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

Carol H. said...

Love the background of your first card! All your cards are very pretty!

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