Monday, October 24, 2016

Hero Hostess Alumni Blog Hop


Welcome to the Hero Arts Hostess Hop, featuring fabulous stamps from the new 2016 release and Winter catalog.
If you’ve been following along, you’ve just arrived from Tiffany Ervin's blog! Hero Arts will be awarding 4 prizes ($25 shopping spree to Hero Arts online shop) from randomly drawn comments. For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on Oct. 24th and 25th, including each day’s starting post at the Hero Club Blog. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning! If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Club Blog.
WOW, Tiffany always sets the standards high, but then, so does everyone of my sistas. There's a special bond the Hero Arts hostesses have and most of us have never met.  I can remember the excitement of receiving THE email with the invitation to be a HOSTESS.  I think we tried to be everywhere and do everything.  They are still my sistas.

The Blog Hop starts at Hero Arts and our hostesses will surprise you with some Hero Arts yummy goodies.


HERO ARTS is offering one $25 shopping spree to the 
Hero Arts online shop today and one tomorrow.  

Comment by Sunday Oct 30 by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time 
for a chance to win. 
Your blog order will be:
Hero Arts
Virginia Lu
Emily Leiphart
Sue McRae
Sarah Kapteyn Moerman
Nancy Krueger
Tiffany Ervin
Arlene McClung (you are here)
Joy Taylor
I love the new stamps.   My first card is actually the scrap paper on which I stamped and stenciled my way to a card, really!  I tried different colors to see what I wanted to use on a REAL card.  I didn't know I was creating a modern Holiday card.  Once I really looked at the paper... WOW I liked it, so here is my scrap paper card.
Supplies:
Hero Arts (HA) Snowy Tree Stamp (comes in a die combo too)
HA stencil Crossing Waves Stencil
HA Banners and Messages clear set (Warmest Wishes) - older HA stamp set
Distress inks on stencils
HA inks Green Hills and Field Greens for the tree (I used all three layers of the tree, first layer Green Hills and 2nd and 3rd layers Field Greens)

I went crazy with trees and my NEW dies.  I couldn't resist the new Tag Infinity Dies. They come with their own Reinforcements - how cool is that?  The largest die-cut on the left is 2 3/4" X 5".
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Supplies:
Hero Arts (HA) Snowy Tree Stamp (comes in a die combo too)
A metallic gold ink (I stamped the other layers with black).
Distress inks for grass and sky.

From trees to birds.  I used all four inks in May's Shades of Pink ink set and next time, I used black on the eye portion and started at Bubble Gum.  I couldn't help myself after I started on the birds.




This last card I stamped Raspberry Jam on the last two stamps for this set.  
I've had this background for years, so I have no idea what I stamps I used.


NOTE: Use your bird die as a template for layering your stamps.  Put the stamp in the die and use your MISTI to pick up the stamp and stamp in the exact spot.

Supplies
HA Cardinal Stamp and Die Set
HA May's Shades of Pink ink cube set (Soft Pink, Bubble Gum, Ultra Pink and Raspberry Jam.)
Black ink on the eye portion
HA Banners and Messages clear set (all sentiments - older HA stamp set
MISTI
Acetate for first card

Head on over to Joy Taylor and feast your eyes on our next hostess's work.

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Suzanne C said...

Charming cards Arlene! love the cardinals and the beautiful holiday trees!

Heather Doran said...

Wonderful cards and tags, Arlene! Gorgeous set of bird cards and the tags are beautiful! As for your first card, I love the amazing background with the pretty tree - lol none of my scrap paper has ever looked nearly as gorgeous as yours:) It has been great fun hopping with you again:)

Unknown said...

You've been busy, busy making fabulous cards and tags!

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh Arlene, your "scrap card" is beautiful! (Don't you love it when that happens?)
I am a TAG fanatic and these are just beautiful and OH those bird cards....GORGEOUS! Great work!

Lee Ellen Chinn said...

Hard to choose my favorite from this set of cards.

kReN K said...

Isn't it amazing when you find a scrap in your pile that makes a wonderful background. Maybe that is why we have so many scrap piles in our studios....hmmmmm. Love all your cards and it makes me want to make more backgrounds and take out my stencils. Great back drops for wonderful HA images! Great project and thanks for the inspiration! kReN@afourthlife

~amy~ said...

Simply wonderful...all of your projects are lovely!

Jan Elmore said...

So pretty!

BeverlyBL said...

Wow. You have lots of beautiful creations. Your tags are so pretty and your "scrap" card turned out great.

Nandini said...

The cards are absolutely amzing! Love the colors you have used!

Kailash said...

Wow these are simply beautifully crafted, such a gorgeous array of designs, love your cards:-)))

gabriella said...

Looks like a nice variety of cards, you must have been busy forever. I really like the last card best

Michelle Liimatainen said...

Tons of inspiration to be found here. I really had a hard time picking a favorite but I am a sucker for that wood background! Great work!

Mary W said...

The trees on your tags are just beautiful! The stamp is great and your color choices made two real winners.

Kathy H said...

Love the stenciled background on the first card!

Shelly said...

Wow! Wonderful projects!

paperpicnic said...

Oh, these are beautiful, Arlene! Love them all, especially the stunning poinsettia background!

Isabelle said...

Wow, awesome creations !

Sharon Wentz said...

Very beautiful cards!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great projects, Arlene! Just love all your tree and bird creations, especially your stenciled background!!

Debra Rumpza said...

Great cards. Love the first background.

Egret said...

All your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Russell Productions said...

Very nice. You were busy. Thanks for sharing all the cards.

Scraplea 1 said...

Love your projects and ideas! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!!

cissi said...

Love your birds and that first card turned out great!

Cyndee said...

Love the tags! I thought it was very interesting to see how different the three bird projects came out. Great for inspiration.

Sabrina said...

Lovely cards and tags!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

All your projects are lovely especially the tags!

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! I can't believe that's a scrap paper!! Beautiful colors!! Your cardinal cards are lovely!! The tags are so beautiful!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Melynn said...

Background on the first card is stunning. The cardinals are really beautifully done. Bravo!

Nina B said...

I just love the cardinal cards!

Sue LD said...

Wow--lots of fabulous cards and tags. Love the trees and cardinal.

Lindar C said...

Lovely cards and tags, I think this is my favorite release.

Linda S. said...

Beautiful cards and thanks for the tip on using the die to line up layering stamps.

Traci said...

Love these cards...and thank you for the tip for positioning layerd stamps.

Debrah Binard said...

Very beautiful cards! Love the use of the crossing waves stencil...so contemporary!

Debrah Binard said...

Very beautiful cards! Love the use of the crossing waves stencil...so contemporary!

Leslie Kiley said...

How lovely your cards are! I can see all the work and creativity you put into these cards! Thank you for sharing them with us!

LaVon Hall said...

Lovely work, lots of inspiration here.

Darrell Mundy said...

I love the combination of the birds color on the grey background. Wow! Very eye catching.

Lin said...

I remember that email, too, Arlene - I'm sure you heard me shrieking all the way to CA!!! Love your fun unplanned background for your first card, and all the beautiful backgrounds for your cardinals - such a treat to be reunited again!

Linda M said...

Lovely cards and tags! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Barb said...

Such a fun post, Arlene! Love each one of your cards! Gorgeous designs! It sure has been fun reuniting with you and the hostesses!

Judy Hendrix said...

Beautiful work! I so love the cardinal stamp and coloring! You are sooo inspiring!

Martha Berry said...

My favorite is the cardinal over the delicate poinsettia background. So pretty! I also enjoyed seeing the evergreen scenes on tags. I recently purchased the Infinity Tag set so was very interested to see how you used the different sizes to create similar settings. Thank for sharing your ideas:)

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous cards Arlene, I really love the background you created behind the tree on your first card, I also love that gorgeous cardinal.

Renee Thompson said...

Those cardinals are lovely, I can't decide which is my favorite!

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful cards and tags, Arlene! So fun to be hopping with you again!

joy said...

So many wonderful cards, Arlene! I love your scrap paper card!! And, the others are just gorgeous, too.

Carol Didier said...

Trees and cardinals just really evoke Christmastime. Thanks for your beautiful inspiration!

Bobby said...

These are all fabulous. I find I also have a great practice sheet sometimes and yours worked beautifully with the tree. I love all the different cardinals. So impressive.

Ericka O said...

The cardinal has such great texture lines.

cghundley said...

Fabulous planner page
card! Beautiful work
on all the cards.
Carla from Utah

PaperSunshine said...

Great backgrounds! Very pretty.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Lovely cards! The crossing waves stencil is so pretty. And the cardinal ... he's my favorite! And he's on my wish list.

Tiffany Ervin said...

Always admire the vintage appeal of your designs and those tags!!! Swoon! The cardinal looks amazing in pink! I'm so partial to anything pink! ;)) So glad to be re-united with you!!

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

Wow! You have been creative with so many cards.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wonderful creations - each one is so different and so inspiring. Thank you for sharing:)

vicenta ghylin said...

What a wonderful set of cards you have created. Love those tags. Thank you for sharing your talent and being part of this giveaway.

Deedles said...

Your scrap paper card is wonderful and I love those tags. :)

Lesley James said...

So beautiful! I love your work. I have several friends who make cards, but yours are the best!

Geri Stuart said...

Love your cards! The scrap turned out beautiful - lesson - never throw away!

Lindsay S said...

Love the cardinal on the wood grain background!

Judy Tuck said...

Pretty cards and tags. I just just love bird cards!

Emily Leiphart said...

Amazing cards and tags, Arlene! I especially love the cardinal against the woodgrain background. It’s been so fun hopping with all my hostess sisters again!

Deborah Nolan said...

Great cards and tags, Arlene - nice vintage feel!

Barbara said...

These are very beautiful and it is fun to see the latest creations from all of you talented hostess sisters. I love these cards and I especially loved the idea of the background from the scrap paper. I have used that, too!

Nancy Ketcham said...

Lovely cards. I like your work

Jean said...

Pretty cards! Love your backgrounds!

Tammy J said...

O O O the background on that first card is spot on awesome. I love the colors and how it turned out. You practice piece is the best. Thanks so much for sharing.

Betsey Terry said...

love the cards..love that you used the scrap piece..never would have guessed..and that cardinal, love love love!

Diann Brodnax said...

All of your projects are just .... wonderful! :)

Kori Malakie said...

I love, love, love your tags!!

Char K said...

love your pink cardinals!!

Maureen Chandler said...

Your cards are wonderful and I especially love the tags - so special for the holidays! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Cindy C. said...

Wonderful backgrounds on both, but the second one with the Cardinal stole my heart!!

cm said...

You've created magic with the trees and cardinal; my festive spirit is soaring! Gorgeous, all!
~carol

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great cards for the holiday season! Thanks so much for sharing!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for giving us so many cards to show the new stamps and dies. I'm inspired to get started on my cards for Christmas.

Virginia Lu said...

You created these cards AND tags with such love and passion, Arlene! I love the background on all of the cards especially! Happy to be hopping along with you!

Julie McMillin said...

The layering is wonderful!

Mary Holshouser said...

The tags are a beautiful forest scene.
The different versions of the cardinal
are all so wonderful.
thanks for sharing.

Carol Ric said...

Beautiful cards. Love the tree, tfs

Linda said...

Love all of your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Linda R. said...

Love your cardinals. They are so beautiful. The colors are just amazing.

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful array of cards, Arlene - especially love the cardinal with the woodgrain background

foggy b said...

Love, love, love the tags. Can just imagine presents under the tree dresses with such beautiful tags. Little gifts on their own.

Naama said...

Gorgeous cards - I can see why you couldn't help yourself with the birds (and so happy it was so!) but your "scrap card" has definitely won my heart, I can only wish for such happy accidents!

Barbie said...

I love the tags, they look so very vintage and more beautiful than anything I could find in any store.

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Great cards Arlene! Your happy accident is my favourite!

Talitha Wright said...

Just love the variety in your cards and tags. Thanks.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful projects. Thanks for the inspiration

Anne said...

Both cards Arlene are lovely. I especially love how you used your scrap background on the first card. Thanks for the inspiration, I'll have to try that.

anmatt1@aol.com

Sherri Thacker said...

WOW! Love all the cards and love the tags too!

Irene said...

Beautiful use of the stencil. Freat wintery colors.

Denise candelaria said...

Love your tags, they are gorgeous, they love so professional. Wow wish I could be putting out work like that. Maybe one day. Great work you are fabulous at this keep it up.

Christy Q said...

Gorgeous cards & tags, Arlene! How cool that you used your scrap paper for a background panel - my technique trials never look like that! LOL

judy said...

Beautiful cards and tags!!

flossn1 said...

Lovely cards and Tags Thank you for sharing

ksdavis1947 said...

Lovely trees. Especially love the tree with the stencil work behind. Gorgeous design.

Janelle said...

Thanks for sharing your 'trials' They made great cards...I like the cardinal with black the best.

Amy C. said...

I love the look of these layered stamps...so realistic!

Zelda C said...

Beautiful range of cards and tags. Looks like you had fun :)

lucyberge said...

The Trees and the cardinal are well done and the backgrounds are inspirational.

Z Sullivan said...

Fantastic tip on using the die as a guide for layering stamping. I am a newbie and have yet to play with layering stamps, but they are beckoning. Thanks for the inspiration.

bzyPTmom said...

Wow--so many amazing card--love all the birds, and the trees, oh my!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love all your beautiful cards. Love those trees!

Farley said...

So many wonderful cards. Thank you for the inspiration!

Susan K said...

Loved all your cards - thanks for sharing. Great tips about using trial scrape papers and the die cut to help place the layering stamps. Given me great color way ideas to use on holiday cards.

fdgtgrl said...

The "Happy Holiday" card is just gorgeous !!!
I love the background 😍

Pitney said...

Love those cardinals!!!!

Taralu said...

Very pretty Arlene! Love the tree tags!! Thanks for the inspiration.

croppergal said...

Very pretty use of colour and stamps!

KimberlyRae said...

Well, now there's some awesome inspiration. Arlene, your work is BEAUTIFUL!

Lura Wadman said...

Lura Wadman said Loved that you used a stencil. I love to use stencils as it is such a fast way to create a card.

jcobb said...

I simply love the scrap paper card!!! They are all so pretty...but I just keep going back to the scrap card!! Of course, green is my favorite color so I am a bit partial to it :)

Rema said...

Beautiful cards!

Robin Platt said...

Very cute cards. Love the nature you have going on.

Ann Washabaugh said...

Wonderful cards and tags! Very beautiful. I really like the scrape paper one!! Who knew!! LOL Thank You for sharing! Happy crafting

Beverly said...

I just love these cards! The stencil background for the tree is just awesome! And I love the cardinal against the woodgrain background!

Kittie said...

Each of your cards are more beautiful than the next. What lovely work.

Kathy said...

Love those tree tags, but more so the variety of cardinals you created. They're so colorful!

shelly c said...

Love the different looks with the same stamp! Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

Deeps said...

Love the stencil background. Very nice cards.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

You've been wonderfully busy. Like the geometric design, Cardinal & tag scenes.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sheila H said...

Love the variety of cards!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the gorgeous tree and cardinal! Beautiful cards!

A thinker and creator said...

Wow! The stenciled background is so beautiful and different.

Abby said...

Great designs!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards and tags are wonderful!!!

Dar said...

Lovely cards. Especially like your first card.

Denise K said...

Beautiful!! The background is wonderful...I am inspired to find some stamps to create one like it. Thank you so much. Gorgeous work~

Crafty Little Peach said...

That cardinal is to die for! Such lovely projects!

Jean Bullock said...

I liked your scrap paper card too. Great job. Loving that tree stamp.

pcm said...

wow! you've been so busy making beautiful cards!

LDomroes said...

Love that tree stamp. Those cards are my favorite.

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

I really liked your layouts and colors. Really nice work, inspirational.

Dottie Acosta said...

Liked the cards and tags😊

Diane said...

Great cards and tags! I love happy accidents and great tips. Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie Mayo said...

Awesome cards and tags!!

inkenstinker said...

SO clever to use your stencil scrap for the background. It turned out great!!

Eve N said...

Love all the different color ideas you gave us. Thanks. Great cards.

Norma T. Gomez said...

Wonderful cards! Hard to choose one over the other. Thank you for sharing!

Pennie Glasser said...

I like the tree cards. And I like the backgrounds you have chosen.

Patricia Nikkila said...

Beautiful cards.

cindybearj said...

I love all these creative and beautiful cards. The stencil is cool on the first one.

Karen said...

Love the tree!! Great tags!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

The colors of your projects are perfect.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!

Karen L K said...

Wow you have been busy. Nicely done! It is nice to see that cardinal in different color combos. Thanks for the die, stamp, misti tip!

Vesta McDonald said...

Lovely tags. Like the different uses for the cardinal.

Leni said...

Oooh, that first card is awesome! And I love the background of the last card, just perfect for the bird!

Trollet65 said...

Lovely cards and tags! I like how many uses I've seen för the vintage set, I love that set.

sweetcheeks said...

Really like the cards and tags. Very festive

chantal gommans said...

Wow sow many beautiful cards getting lots of insperation here. Thanks

Teri W said...

Love the "practice" card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Amazing creations!!!!

Cynthia said...

I love your 'accident' scrap card. I do that a lot. I am partial, as always, to the cardinal card and I love the layering of color.

Shelley C said...

Absolutely love the cardinal with the poinsettia background - beautiful!

Pam B said...

Wonderful cards & tags!

Pamela said...

Great cards!

Arlene said...

Love the tree stamp and the cardinal against the wood stamp is stunning!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful evergreens and cardinal cards, I love when "happy accidents" like your stenciled and stamped color one happen!

Mary Coenen said...

Your cards are beautiful. I am inspired!

Cathy said...

Wow! I love all the color combinations for the layering! Gives me some great ideas! They are all amazing!

Daria Z. said...

You've been busy! Wonderful cards - I especially love the "scrap paper" card. And thanks for the tip using the die - great way to line up layering stamps.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such wonderful cards. Those trees are so pretty... love the layers... the cardinal looks so real! Love it!

Nana Griffin said...

Good job on those cardinals.

Elaine said...

Wonderful cards....thank you for your creations!

Judy said...

Beautiful projects! Love the tags.

Amber McGary said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for all the inspiration!

florence Mouradoff said...

Ma préférée c'est ma quatrième j'aime mieux ce combo de couleurs pour l'oiseau et le fond bois fait bien ressortir le rose

Jeannie Ross said...

Love, love, love the trees!

Kim Faucher said...

Very nice collection of cards! I really am loving those trees!!!

Sherry said...

awesome set of cards! love the cardinal and the trees!

Sherri Clifford said...

The cardinal stamps and dies are my absolute favorite from the winter catalog. Beautiful cards!

daisy555777 said...

Beautiful cards and tags! I love trees and birds. The colors you used on the cardinal and trees really make them stand out. Very nice.

jandbspiegel said...

I really like the stencil background on your first card and the tag collection is beautiful!

Alaska .Kris said...

I'm a sucker for trees and birds so you got me with both!

Sue McRae said...

Fabulous group of cards Arlene! The stencil background is so cool with the tree and your cardinal cards are a delight!

Turid said...

Love how dies and stamps coordinate! Yay, takes it all up a notch!

Cheryl Bates said...

Arlene, what an impressive assortment of holiday cards and tags. You rocked it with your card that uses the HA May ink cubes. It is absolutely beautiful. Who would've guessed May colors could look so stunning for winter holiday cards! ?!?
Thanks for sharing your awesome talent.
Cheryl

SandraA said...

Beautiful cards .... especially the one that was supposed to be scrap paper! The background is so cool! TFS!

BunnyD said...

What a great background your scrap made! I really appreciate your tip about using the die to keep the layering stamps in line. My eyesight isn't super and it will really help!

Cathy A said...

Beautiful cards xx

Judie said...

Love the stencils!!! Beautiful creations!

donna said...

Amazing group of cards and tags, love the trees~!!

Linda Peabody said...

Love your use of the crossing waves stencil and the snowy trees

Andrea1702 said...

Fabulous cards! I just love that cardinal set!

Roz M. said...

Clever and super-creative! I think the cardinal on the wood grain card is my favourite (but it's hard to choose :-)).

Carissa said...

Your backgrounds are amazing, the crossing waves is very unusual and creative.

Kathy Mark said...

So fun! I especially enjoyed the 3 different cardinal cards.

bev p said...

I agree: these are some seriously wonderful stamps! And sometimes I also hate to throw away some of my "scraps!" Sometimes, my scraps are prettier than my project! Thank you.

Andrea A said...

Great cards and tags! Very creative! Thanks for sharing.

Nancy K said...

Awesome cards, Arlene! i love the stenciled background on the first card, lovely way to add color and texture. Thanks for sharing different looks at the cardinal too, so much inspiration! So happy to hop with you again!

Arlene said...

It seems to be the year for birds and I love it! Your work is beautiful
Thank you so much for sharing your great work.

Janet D. said...

WOW your cards and tags are just beautiful!

Sandy Small said...

I like your projects! The tags are great! The scrap card is the best; so nice when things work out! The variety in the cardinals is amazing!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Wow, lovely cards Arlene! I love the soft, stenciled backgrounds. Gorgeous! It's been such fun hopping with you again!

Kelly Harms said...

So pretty - thanks so much for sharing so many great projects.

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