Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hero Arts Blog Hop with your Hero Arts Hosti!



  • Welcome to the Hero Arts Hostess Hop, featuring fabulous stamps from the new 2015 release!
  • If you’ve been following along, you’ve just arrived from Tiffany Ervin .
  • 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!
Let me tell you the plants on my card look much better than the plants in my house.  And yes I cut out every one of those plants and pots.  I over-water my houseplants, but the ones below don't have to worry about that at all.  The cutting was actually therapeutic, a calming exercise for sure.  I pictured a shelving unit on which to sit the pots, so this is what I came up with.


I couldn't have planned the colors of my card better to match the
 main colors of the Hero Arts banner.  

I think you can see the changes of color more on the second view below.
Wonderful new 2015 stamps hit the spotlight here.

Tropical Background, CG659
Stamp Your Own Succulents, CL839
Baby Animals Stamp & Cut, DC148 (sentiment)
Panel is glossy white paper which I embossed with VersaMark ink
Hero Arts Orange Soda, Fresh Peach and Soft Cantaloupe Ink Cubes 
were used directly on the panel. (Lots of Ink Cube sets at Hero Arts)
Some of the plants themselves are stamped over more glossy paper inked with 
Hero Arts Orange Soda, Fresh Peach, Soft Cantaloupe and Soft Pool Ink Cubes..


I decided to stamp the cute baby animals on patterned paper, like all kinds of little stuffed toys..  I had so much fun playing with them. I also had fun using my Hero Arts Ink Cube too.  I embossed the panel and ran the ink pad over the leaves to bring out spots of color.  There are the cutest little sentiments to go with this set too.   AND there are two dies.  I love sets that have dies included or that you can purchase to match the stamps you buy.

Baby Animals Stamp and Cut DC148
Hero Arts Orange Soda Ink Cube


You can always use a Birthday card, so I thought background and Sentiment


Tropical Background, CG659
Happy Birthday to You F6058
Die-Namics Stitched Ovals
Green and a red gem

Remember that 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!

I will be awarding a prize package of Hero Arts stamps also.  There will be a random draw for my prize package on Friday.  Happy Hopping!
  • If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Arts Club Blog.   Also, please report broken links to: blog@heroarts.com.
  • Your next stop on the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop is Sarah Moeman. NOTE: Make this text bigger, bolder, a different color, etc. so it stands out and can easily be found by hoppers.)

176 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic Succulent card! Love those adorable animals and super birthday card!

Emo Marie said...

I love the pink and orange color combination so much!

loulou said...

Fabulous card with the succulents. This set is definitely on my wish list. Those baby animals are so cute. The more I see that tropical background the more I like it - so versatile. Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.

Kelly Booth said...

So Colorful Arlene....Love your Creations!

Heather Maria said...

Wonderful cards, Arlene! Love your succulent card, great design and love the pretty colours! Wow to all that cutting! Your little patterned animals are absolutely adorable! What a super birthday card too!

V Marcus said...

The plants came out beautiful. Love the colors!

jcobb said...

Love your plants...great job! All of the cards are lovely!

Ava said...

Arlene, I love the coloring of the succulents and paired with that background stamp, a great combination.

Susie Sonnier said...

I'm so excited to see everything in the new Spring catalog!!!

cheryl l. said...

Nice cards! The last one is my favorite.

T Blevins said...

Love the background.

Shelly B said...

I love the backgrounds on the cards. Thank you for sharing!

joy said...

Love your cards, Arlene! The new release is fantastic!!

Brandi R said...

Great cards! Loving the backgrounds! Thank you for sharing ♥

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous cards, super love those succulents!

Kathy H said...

I just love those succelents, my very favorite of the release! Great cards!

Barb said...

Nice combination of colors!

Kathy said...

Hellllloooooo Arlene!! How are you??? Loving your bright beautiful cards today. I wish you would join Instagram so I could keep up with you better. Hugs, Kathy

I Card Everyone said...

You are so bold with your color choices, Arlene... I'm in awe...
=]

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful variety from the succulents to the baby animals on pattern paper to the CAS. All great backgrounds.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Vicki Dutcher said...

Those dessert plant pots are too fun!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Those succulents look so fun to color. nice!

Nancy said...

What FUN cards! I need that "Tropical Background"!

Kailash said...

Love all your creations. Such beautiful colors!!!

Toni said...

So bright and colorful! The succulent set is my fav from the new release. love them!

Tammy J said...

I love all of your cards but I gotta tell I love the backgrounds. They are awesome and those baby animals are to dye for. So so cute. TFS

judkajudi said...

Arlene, I love your style! And your colors matching the HA banner? Perfect! I've enjoyed hopping with the hosti again .. big hugs!

Nancy K said...

Love what you did with the succulents, the colors are fabulous! Lovely cards, Arlene; I'm so happy to be hopping with you today!

Barb said...

Such fun and colorful cards, Arlene!

Lin said...

Wonderful mixing of your stamps, Arlene, and you were psychic with the colors of the HA banner! So pleased to be hopping again with you!

Libby Hickson said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations, Arlene!

Betty Sue said...

Love those cute animals! Your cards are so colorful!

ThePurplePlace said...

What a honor and pleasure that were were chosen to be part of this amazing HOP! SO excited to see many gals I know so well!

Great cards and fabulous ideas....thanks for SHARING!

Big hugs,
Lisa

stampwithsandy said...

Great cards! I really love those cute succulents.

Jackie Parkins said...

Beautiful cards!

Beastybunny said...

Great cards! I am terrible at house plants too so I love your succulent shelves. My kind of plants!

Iris said...

So pretty - love the colors.
isoscia at aol dot com

Amy C. said...

Lovely cards! Great new releases!

gabriella said...

The happy birthday card was my favorite of your three

Janet L. said...

Love the use of the background stamps. Nice cacti stamps, too!

Virginia Lu said...

Fabulous designs all around, Arlene! The paper-piecing and background stamping are awesome in this! Way to match the blog hop banners (so clever!!)! Very happy to see you in the hop!

Nancy Ketcham said...

Love the card with the succulents! Really, the cards are all great.

Deborah Nolan said...

Love your bright and bold use of color!

conil said...

WOW! they do match the banner...and are so lovely to look at.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Great cards! I love the succulents. So glad I've been able to hop with you this week! :)

Barbara said...

Love the variety of cards and the bright and cheerful colors. Lovely and this is such an inspiring blog hops. Thanks!

kiaretta said...

Great cards.
Love the tropical background

Kristina B. said...

Cute! I'm loving this background stamp!

Tiffany Ervin said...

Wonderful array of designs, my friend!! I now really need that succulents set, definitely on my list!! Hope all is well with you and so happy to hop again with you this year!!

Barb said...

Super cute

sunnee63 said...

pretty! and those plants look better than the ones in my house too!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great cards...love those baby animals and how you stamped them on pp.

donna mikasa said...

So fun to be hopping with you again! Love your cards--those succulents are my fave!

Karine said...

Love your cards. Especially the very cute stuffed toys!

Cortney Skerl said...

Love those colorful succulents! A fun card for sure.

Waverunner said...

I like that shelf idea for the plants!

I like the idea of cutting the animals out of pattern paper. I think I have some tiny dots around or small scale plaids...hmmm

Thank you for sharing!

Bethany said...

I enjoyed your clever use of the animal stamps to make them look like stuffed animals.

Dotty Jo x said...

Such lovely cards! Great way to showcase those stunning new products, Jo x

Cathy P said...

Love your cards!

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous cards Arlene, its been fun hopping with the Hosti Sistas again this year!

Lisa H. said...

I have trouble keeping my plants alive too! Your cards are lovely and I just love that tropical background stamp!

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous cards. Love that background!

Cheryl H said...

I love your little patterned paper animals :) they're cute!!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Cute cards!

Suzy Que said...

Oh, those baby animals are so cute!! That's my favorite card!

sueymem said...

The Tropical Background provides so many options.

Karenladd said...

Love your cute paper pieced animals and cactus plants! Beautiful multi-colored background!!

Lee Anne said...

Loving your colorful backgrounds!

CathyL said...

Love the pink and orange tropical background!

SuprFoxDesigns said...

Love your cards- really love the Birthday card with the pop of color on the sentiment and the tropical background- super fun. And love the cute little animals (I just got mine and cannot wait to play with them)

judy said...

I love your colorful card using the Succulent stamp set!

Denise said...

Great backgrounds, Arlene ,,,,thanks for the hop!!!

Laura Norris said...

great cards!

Ann Kulseth said...

Very pretty cards - what a nice new release by Hero Arts.

Sue D said...

Beautiful colors and card designs.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Lieve said...

Three beautiful cards !
Great cutting of the plant-stamps !
The stamping of the animals on the patterned paper is a great idea !
Beautiful background stamps you used !
Thank you for the chance to win.

Parker said...

Your backgrounds are so pretty. Good job on all your projects.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your backgrounds it makes the cards stand out.

Nana Griffin said...

Love them all. Those animals are so cute and a great job with the succulents.

adele holcomb said...

I especially like the pretty birthday card!

Rose said...

Love your use of the Tropical background especially with the succulents.

cindy lou said...

You are right. The plants look much better than MY house plants. Your cards are terrific. Thank you.

Amante del Papel said...

Beautiful card!

Janet Mack said...

The cacti stamp set is my favorite so far. I forget to water my house plants,

pcm said...

love those succulents! i need to do more stamping onto PP!

Cindy C. said...

Delightful card Arlene!!

Kris in Alaska said...

It's funny... when I left AZ where I was born and raised... I never wanted to see another cactus! Now, 30 years later, I love them on cards!

Patt H. said...

I really, really like that Tropical background! Love how you did the coloring on it. All the cards are awesome & so inspiring. Great job!

Melissa F said...

LOVE that succulent card, worth the cutwork as it is stunning, adorable baby animals card and that tropical background with the bold birthday sentiment is awesome!

Thalia said...

Cute cards. I love how you made the background.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling cards, Arlene! Especially love the look of the tone on tone tropical background! So fun hopping with you this week!!

Pamela Haskin said...

Such pretty cards! I especially like the color choices on your first card.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Awww, the baby animals card was so cute! Will lift the idea for my son' birthday card!

Brithzi said...

Pretty, pretty cards. Love the one with the baby animals. You are very talented. Thank you for sharing.

Sue McRae said...

Your succulent card is fabulous Arlene...love those colours!

Jessica Backer said...

Cute cards!

Helen Gullett said...

Oh Arlene the succulent card is cute!!!

AlbinoPI said...

You must have the same kind of green thumb as me...I can't keep a cactus alive!

Linda S. said...

The graduated coloring on the first card is very eye-catching. Nice work.

McStamper said...

Great cards. Love the little animals

Laceysocks said...

Great cards! I am really loving the tropical background stamp!

Irene Grau said...

I'm really loving that Tropical background stamp. Love how you used that!

Chark said...

love seeing how different the same stamp can be--am loving the white card!

Marilyn Cruz said...

So many ways to use a stamp. Love hopping.

mimi said...

Love the cute little critters!

Yoonsun Hur said...

Lots of inspirations! So bright and colourful!

fyk said...

Wow...love ur cards, esp the birthday card!!

ivy said...

Love the succulents!

Anonymous said...

You did such a good coloring job on the succulents. Odd that we have never before had cacti and succulent stamps to play with. Did you know the way to tell a succulent from a cactus? The former never bloom. Both are easy to over OR under water. I always have to replace mine just about this time of year.
I've subscribed by e-mail, anxious to see more of your work.
Bahb

Dan DePasquale said...

Love the way you used muted colors. Can't wait to try the baby animal's stamps. Thanks for sharing.

Nandini said...

Lovely cards! Love the way you have used the background stamps!

Dawn Turley said...

what awesome cards Arlene. Just adore the little animals one. Looks like you had a great time with these new stamps.

Linda said...

love the ways in which you colored the tropical background. TFS!

Kristen Ciambrone said...

The tropical background is growing on me now that I have seen it used over again. You are very versatile. Thank you for sharing.

Carol McCready said...

Fantastic cards. Love that bold red birthday.

graham Brand said...

Gorgeous cards and lovely background...

Leni said...

Love the fun baby animals!

Susan Kapp said...

Ohh, I just bought that set. I may need to buy that background also, they look great together.

Skraperella said...

Your cards are lovely Arlene! I like how you puts the succulents together in one pot 😄

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous cards! Love those adorable little animals and that background is fantastic! hugs :)

Lauren said...

I can't believe you cut out all those succulents! I don't have that kind of patience, (or cutting skills!). Love your little baby animals, they look just like stuffed animals. So cute.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Fun cards! I am so fond of those baby animals!

Carrie R. said...

I love the new background stamp on the birthday card.

bzyPTmom said...

Beautiful succulents! Love the baby animals card too--thanks for sharing your lovely cards!

cma21317 said...

Excellent job. Really love your work!

Christine Kaminski said...

I love the fussy cutting that you did on your cards! I do that too on lots of mine...thanks for the inspiration!

MagsB said...

Three gorgeous cards! Fussy cutting all those pieces must have taken some time, but so worth the effort! And the Tropical background card is so elegant!

Terri said...

I really like that background and ink cubes are absolutely the best. You can buy more and get all the colors you want!

Shelley C said...

Love the tropical background and the birthday card!!

mtscrapgal said...

Lovely cards, Arlene. So sweet of you to give a prize too. Thanks.

Laura S said...

Beautiful! I am loving the tropical background.

pta4him said...

Thanks for sharing your cards.

Mary Holshouser said...

I enjoy fussy cutting and I'm always happy to see others doing it.
The leaves would have been a lot of tedious work but were well-worth the effort.
Thanks for sharing some wonderful cards.

Kim Faucher said...

Beautiful job at the fussycutting! What patience!

Donna Dacy said...

I love the colors you used on your Plant cards. I love that stamp set and the back ground as well. Your coloring on all your cards is wonderful. I love the little critters too. Nice design. TFS

N Patricia Castillo said...

Thanks for sharing your work! Lovely!

Ria said...

Love the cards. Thanks for sharing

Ellen S. said...

Thanks for sharing your talents with us. Lovely cards!

Patty said...

Oh my Gosh!! All fabulous cards!!

aileen (mum) said...

Commenting late here but just wanted to say beautiful cards. Really enjoying my late hop around, all this talent.

luluvision said...

Great color combinations! Thanks for sharing!

Kamila R. said...

Such prtty cards Arlene! Great use of these fantastic stamps!

Immi said...

Fantastic backgrounds to showcase your work!

Christine R. said...

Great cards. I love the succulent card!

Becs Attwood said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

Robin B. said...

Pretty cards! I love the bright, bold backgrounds.

irisesther54 said...

Very nice cards. Love the baby animals.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love your backgrounds!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! Love the succulents and those cute critters!

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS cards Arlene!!!
LOVE your SWEET succulents, LOVE the ELEGANCE of your birthday card, your "stuffed" baby animals are ADORABLE too :)
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

Cheri Hochstettler said...

Very nice cards. The baby animals are so cute!

Karen L K said...

Nice cactus and cute animals. I like the colorful way that you did them. The birthday cards looks great with that background.

Carolyn Steele said...

The succulents card is really pretty but the baby animals is just adorable! The the contrast of red and white in the birthday card. So energetic

Emily Leiphart said...

Those succulents look amazing fussy cut and arranged on little shelves, Arlene! Beautiful colours on both your cards. It's been so fun hopping with you!!

Linda said...

Great cards and I really like the birthday card. Simplicity is my kind
of card. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Donnadoll said...

What a great colour combo. I never would have thought of it!

Karen King said...

Love that background stamp!

Cindi said...

The Tropical Background is perfect with the succulent stamps.

Michelle V Smith said...

Love those baby animals!!!!!

Bobby said...

What a wonderful trio of cards.

Bobby said...

What a wonderful trio of cards.

Jenn Biederman said...

Hi Arlene! Love the succulents on your cards and the tropical background...wow! I might have to get that for a future trip to the tropics...I hope! ;) Loved hopping with you and the sistahs!

Iryna Kostikova said...

Bright, juicy, fun. Thanks for the ideas!

brenda said...

I love the colors on your cards - so happy!

scrappykate said...

What great cards! I'm dying to get the Tropical Background. It's so gorgeous the way you used it in the first card. The potted plants are beautiful, too.

Kiwi said...

Lovely cards Arlene! My fave is the little succulents,so cute!

Deeps said...

I love the tropical stamp background. Love the colors on your card.

Monika Reeck said...

Arlene woooww so many lovely cards here and I love especially the little animals card so cuute and that beautiful bday card nice color combo on there...
Nice post Arlene
hugs, Monika

Bożena Adamusińska said...

The cards are beautiful. Backgroun stamp is my object of desire.
Thanks for having fun together.
Regards,
Bozena

maureen said...

love your use of the ink colors. The colors really pop!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOOW!! These are just AMAMZING!! I LOVE the BEAUTIFUL Designs!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

ionabunny said...

Love the cards. The bunny is so cute. Hugz

Taunya Butler said...

Great, great and super clever cards!!! Super well done!!!

Memories by Manda said...

great cards. I enjoy seeing how people use the new releases in the blog hops! Thanks for sharing.

MargeE said...

Your cards are great. I love the succulent card and the baby animals were adorable. Great use of color.

Greta said...

Fun cards--love that tropical background!