Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Hero Hostess Blog Hop 2015



Welcome to the last stop on today's Hero Arts Hostess Hop, featuring stamps from the new 2015 release.  If you have been following along you should have arrived from Lins gorgeous blog  "Sending Hugs".

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 days starting post at the Hero Club Blog.  The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning!
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I was really excited to be asked to join in this annual blog hop for Hero Hostesses once again and couldn't wait to get started with the fabulous new 2015 stamps and die.  I have made four cards all on a similar theme just so you could see how versatile this fabulous new Hello "Stamp and Cut" (DC151) set really is!!

This first card is made using the die cut Hello layered up on green and then two layers of white card to make it really stand out.  I then stamped leaves from the new Stamp your own Plant (CL834) set in various shades of green added the hello cut out , then layered the white card on some more green card for added depth.




 This second card is a small 4 3/4 by 3 1/2 size, a little card to put with a gift perhaps!  I used some Raspberry Jam, Pale Tomato and Butter Bar HA inks to create the center panel and then die cut the word hello (DC151) saving all the small pieces from the letter centers. I then die cut a second white word, after adhering the panel to my card base I carefully stuck the small centers of the letters in place.  Lastly I added a few sequins.





I couldn't wait to use the coloured word left from the last card and quickly made this small note card, I decided to sew the word to the front for a change.



Lastly I made another quick card using the new Tropical Background (CG659) cling stamp, I stamped a panel with Butter Bar ink attached it to my card base and added a row of stitching down one side.  Next I stamped my sentiment from the Hello Stamp and Cut set (DC151) in black and added a few sequins.

I hope you have all enjoyed today's Hero Hostess Hop,  don't forget to stop by again tomorrow when eight more Hostesses will be joining this weeks Hop and showing you their fabulous creations with new stamps from the new Hero Arts Spring Catalogue.




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Emo Marie said...

I love the pink and yellow tones for the color scheme. So pretty!!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful cards, Sally - so good to have you back creating!

joy said...

LOVE these cards, Sally! This new spring release has some very pretty stamps/dies. Guess my wish list will be getting longer.

Celeste Goff said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I love the pretty backgrounds and the way you incorporated the die cuts onto them!

Jessica Backer said...

Beautiful cards!

luluvision said...

What wonderful cards! You've used the hello die so many different ways! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

Such a creative group of cards! Love them all!

maureen said...

Glad you're back! great cards.

Sarah Gray said...

You have been busy! Lovely showcase of the new HA products. I love how you used the positive and negative of the hello die and the stitching looks great :)

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love your hello cards Sally! So pretty!

Ava said...

Beautiful colors, Sally, and a great use of that bold background stamp!

BunnyD said...

Great use of your "leftover" hello! Really pretty cards. I like the addition of stitching.

cheryl l. said...

LOVE those cards!! Very cool!

Susie Sonnier said...

So excited for the Hero Arts new Catalog!

jcobb said...

Fabulous cards! I love the hello stamp and die. So versatile.

Carrie R. said...

I love all your cards. I will definitely be getting the Hello Stamp and Cut!

V Marcus said...

I love how you made the small card. The color combination is great.

Cindy C. said...

All so cute!! Love the stitched hello!!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Simple but unique cards full of inspiration!

Iris said...

Pretty cards - love the green one.
isoscia at aol dot com

Kailash said...

All stunning card designs, love the inspiration!!!

Kelly Booth said...

GOOOOOOOOOORGEOUS Cards Sally!! Love all of them....

Amy C. said...

Pretty cards! The tropical background stamp is very beautiful!

Libby Hickson said...

Very pretty, Sally!!

Sue D said...

Love the variety of hello cards you created.

Debbie Lou said...

What a great variety of cards you made, so gorgeous! Love that hello sentiment :)

Kristina B. said...

This Hello stamp set is high on my shopping list, I love it!!

Lauren said...

Love they way you used this die, it's so versatile! Gorgeous cards.

Linda said...

wonderful cards, Sally. Love the sewing detail!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful! Love all the foliage and oooo pretty colors in the middle 2. Just beautiful cards ♥

Michelle Liimatainen said...

Sally, you always make such wonderful cards! I love these. I have to say that the 3rd card is my favorite, favorite, favorite. I just love how that sentiment pops. Wonderful cards, always such a treat to see your designs. :)

judy said...

Beautiful cards, Sally! I especially love the first one with the leaves and die cut hello.

windinstarsranch said...

Love the colors and the inlay look.

judkajudi said...

My jaw has dropped!! Amazing cards, Sally! You show cased those stamps beautifully .. I wish I had made these! So happy to be hopping with my Hostess sisters. Biggest hugs!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE your creativity Sally!

Becky said...

Beautiful cards.

Jacqueline said...

You made some gorgeous cards, Sally! Love the first one!

Peggy B said...

Such happy ways to say "hello" - thanks for sharing!

Melody said...

So many nice stamps, so many nice cards.

Barb said...

The cards re great!

Jackie Parkins said...

Very pretty cards! That Tropical Background stamp is fabulous.

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you played with the new stamps, Sally! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

Isabel Greholver said...

You had me at hello...

Skraperella said...

Your cards are gorgeous Sally!

Christine Kaminski said...

Sequins and stitching - awesome! new machine and a bag of sequins in my stash.. just need to get that Hello set you used and I'm good to go.. a little shopping needs to be done today!

Joan V said...

Lovely, lovely cards. I love the simplicity and clean look of all your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy Robin said...

Just lovely. I can't choose my favorite, I like them all.

Efrat said...

Beautiful. I love the Hello stamp and cut. You used it in so many creative ways.

rhoffer said...

Great cards-love the Hello stamp and cut.

Marga said...

Lovely cards. Lots of inspiration.

Kristie Goulet said...

Such perfect cards! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy K said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, fabulous cards, Sally! I love how you used the hello die in so many fresh and creative ways! So lovely to hop with you again!

fyk said...

All of the cards are beautiful but i looove the simplicity of the third card!! Beautiful!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Pretty cards!

l rekroc said...

Beautiful cards!!! I love the colors in the Hello cards and am falling in love with the tropical background stamp! Thanks for sharing!

Beastybunny said...

All the cards are fantastic but I particularly like the leaf bundle! So simple and elegant!

conil said...

Wow, these are beatifully done. Love your techniques.

Renee M said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing the creativity :)

bzyPTmom said...

Beautiful cards, I love the elegance of the green plants card, it's stunning!

QuilterLaura said...

Just love that tropical background, great cards!

Donna Dacy said...

Love your cards. You did what you said you wanted to do and that was to show how versatile the Hello die was. I love the many ways your were able to incorporate it into your cards. Nice job! TFS

Hannah Means said...

All your cards are lovely, but that first one takes the cake! Beautiful!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

LOve that plant stamp. I think I see it in my future!

Velvet Pearson said...

That first card is so elegant with the sprigs of greenery, but I do really love that tropical background stamp!

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

Great cards.....I think the first one is my favorite! Interesting to see how a stamp and cut works!

Diana N. said...

All the cards are great! But I confess, I do have a favorite: the little shaped card with the word hello cut from the center and then you used the die cut negative pieces with a white hello to make a very flat, one layer card!

I Card Everyone said...

Sally I love them all, but that first card is right on for me!
=] Michele

Arlene said...

I love the cards. The frist card is such a wonderful CAS card and I love the white "hello" on it. The second card oozes with color, making me think of rainbow sherbet (I haven't eaten yet). I do love that note with the colorful "hello", making me think of jello. The tropical background card is so elegant.

Shelly B said...

Lovely cards! I love how you use every piece of the die cuts and how you sewed on the word hello! Brilliant idea!

Sarah Thomson said...

Love how you did the first card. Simple and stylish.

Virginia Lu said...

Way to show the possibilities of these stamps, Sally! Love the CAS of your first card and the vibrancy of the 2nd card. And I love how you used that hello die!! Happy to see you in the hop today :)

Jean said...

Such wonderful cards! love the variety of images and colors on the first one!

D A Arlaus said...

Lovely work

Nicole Parmentier said...

Awesome! I love the diversity of your cards, great job!!

Cynthia said...

Lovely cards and I love the spring feeling they invoke.

starqueen said...

OK, Sally...you had me at HELLO, and HELLO, and HELLO, and...!!! I think you get the idea- I love all of your cards. The new release looks wonderful. You just added to my (growing) wish list. Thanks (I think?)!!

StampinLouie said...

Beautiful backgrounds and colors

Barbara said...

Beautiful cards and I especially love the first one with the leaves and the one with the stitched hello. Thanks to all the Hosti and HA for a fun and inspiring blog hop!

sueymem said...

I love the subtle colors and matte of the first card.

Helen Gullett @ Living My Given Life said...

Great great great cards! Oh the limit is the sky to create suing the Stamp and Cut set. I love this Hello set :D Have it on my wish list! Thanks for the inspirations!

Joan Smith said...

OMG Your cards are gorgeous...You really did an outstanding creative job on all and really love the machine stitching you did too. You are one super talented gal. YOU so ROCK!!

lamepaw said...

Such beautiful cards! Thanks'!!

Amante del Papel said...

beautiful inspiration, your cards are amazing!

scrappy said...

love the way you used the colored hello in a second card. good thinking :-)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the style & variety of the cards.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Pam Young said...

Love, love, love the cards, especially the background of the second card!! Love the sheds of green on the first as well!! Thanks!!

Michelle said...

Great cards, Sally! I like how you used the "Hello" die in reverse ways on 2 separate cards.

Sabrina said...

Such stunning cards!!!!

Donnadoll said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win some great products. I love all your cards, especially the coloured background and the hello card that you cut out of it.. Simply Gorgeous!

Cheryl H said...

Love your cards... especially the pink and yellow combination, so bright and cheerful!

Heather Maria said...

Wow fabulous cards, Sally! Love the beautiful design and mix of shades on the foliage on your first card! Brilliant designs on your second and third cards and the colours are so pretty! The Tropical Background looks fab stamped in that colour and I love your sprinkling of sequins! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration:)

Cathy said...

Great cards. I really like the Hello stamp and cut set. My favorite card is the one with the Tropical background.

jandbspiegel said...

Great cards, I especially like the clean and simple look of the first one, with the just the leaves.

Sue McRae said...

What a wonderful variety of cards Sally. Love the texture of your stitching on the hello card!

Deborah Nolan said...

Sally, you took names and kicked butt (as the saying goes over on this side of the pond)! I especially love the bright striped card with the die cut used on the second card. Both are fabulous!!!

Barb said...

wonderful cards

staceylovespaper said...

Love the hello sentiment!! Your shaped card is super cute

staceylovespaper said...

Love the hello sentiment!! Your shaped card is super cute

ThePurplePlace said...

OH wow !! so happy to see you and your cards---Lucky LADY -- Congrats Sally!

Big Hugs,
Lisa

CathyL said...

All these cards are great, Sally!

Vikki Hein said...

my favorite is your CAS first card but the 2nd one has stunning colors & great design too~

Teresa Keller said...

Love, love, love these simple and sweet cards! Thanks!

Beach Girl 115 said...

I love your different versions of cards with the hello stamp.

Flo said...

Love all your hello cards. The top one is my favorite. Thanks.

Karenladd said...

You used that Hello die to perfection!

Gloria Reynolds said...

Butter Bar really is a great use with the tropical stamp. Simplicity always works for me!

Chitra Nair said...

Wowww!! All the cards are beautiful!!!!

McStamper said...

Great cards. Love the different background ideas.

Immi said...

Love both the subtle and bright options you've shown.

Halina said...

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

Janet L. said...

You made all great cards with my very favorite being the first one with the plants of different greens! Love it!

Jenn Biederman said...

Love, love, love the Hello stamp & cut! Your cards are absolutely beautiful, Sally! And love the hello die on them...sweet! Fun hopping with you this week! :)

Rose said...

Love your CAS cards. Very eye-catching, especially the 2 "hello" cards.

Janet Mack said...

I love word dies, it's pretty much all you need on a card. I think the Tropical background is my favorite stamp so far.

Laura Norris said...

LOVE you first card Sally! So simple and striking!

Anonymous said...

Great stamp and cards.

Tiffany Ervin said...

Love all the variations on your cards from soft and feathery to very bold and crisp colors!! So talented! I'm very happy to be hopping with you again this year!

Yvonne Vansickle said...

very pretty colors!

jamie vanskiver said...

Lovely cards! I love that hello die, the font is perfect:)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow Sally! Just love all 4 cards – thanks for the inspiration! The stitching with dangling ends looks great and I love the stitched hello! So fun hopping with you again this year, my friend!!

Megan said...

Are these more of Kelly's scripty handwriting? LOVE it!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love your clean and simple cards!

pcm said...

fabulous!

Cheri Hochstettler said...

Great cards. I definitely want the tropical background stamp.

NanW said...

Wonderful set of cards. I think my favorite is the one with the foliage.

Louise H. said...

Very pretty cards. I love the hello die. Thanks for sharing.

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Ok..I'm picking my jaw up off the ground! Your cards are amazing! You have sold me on the a Tropical background cling stamp! I love it!

DoofyJEss2 said...

Amazing cards!! Love your use of the "Hello" die!

Ruby N said...

nice cards!

SuprFoxDesigns said...

Lovely cards- really like them all so much!

Toni said...

Really great cards! I think this is the first time I've encountered your blog--I'll definitely be back!

Yoonsun Hur said...

Awesome colours!!! So pretty cards!

adele holcomb said...

Your leaves in tones of green are just stunning -- love this elegant card!

sunnee63 said...

really enjoyed that botanicals card - all so pretty!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous cards! My favourite is the first one - love these stamps!

Nancee Purdum said...

Cute cards! Love those background stamps!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love All your hello cards so simple to make and have on hand to send to someone.

Becs Attwood said...

What a great group of cards - they're all so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Robin B. said...

Pretty cards! I love the clean, simple look. Thanks for sharing.

Nikki C said...

Wicked cards love the way you used your
hello cut out :)

Rubina Pantoja said...

Love how you used the die cut from one card on another!

Lisa H. said...

Beautiful cards, you're so artistic! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Betty Sue said...

Super cards! Love your colorful HELLO cards!

Kim Faucher said...

Really pretty cards. I like to see how many ways to use that hello!

T Blevins said...

Clean and simple looks so great. Also really like your color choices.

Shelley C said...

Love all your cards!! You did a great job demonstrating the versatility and different looks that can be attained from the hello set! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

AlbinoPI said...

Your cards are so clean and simple looking. I especially like the first one with the leaves. Just beautiful!

Pamela Haskin said...

Great cards! Your first card is my favorite of the day! I especially like the overlapped stamping. I'm going to give that a try.

Natalie Godfrey said...

Really cute cards. I especially love the background stamps that are being used.

BARBARA SCHMIDT said...

Beautiful cards from awesome stamps.

Linda S. said...

You have proven that a simple card can be very striking. Great work and variety.

Marilyn Cruz said...

Sometimes clean and simple are so effective.love the cards

serenity6883 said...

Love your cards, the colorful hello is especially pretty. Very inspirational. TFS

Karen L K said...

Nice Sally. Those leaves look very nice behind the hello! The stripes on your other hello card are great colors together.

Dan DePasquale said...

Love the second card best with raspberry, tomato and butter inks. Just finished a scalloped shaped card using gelatos. Keep sharing your creativity and talent with us. Thanks for sharing!!

Janet Packer said...

Love your hello cards!

Irene Grau said...

Great cards. Love the greenery card. Really like that tropical background!

SHartl said...

These are all so pretty but I really love the foliage card with the soft green shades and simple design!

Shelley Scales said...

I like your cards very much.

loulou said...

Wonderful cards. I especially love the first with the foliage - so elegant and beautiful. Loving that Hello stamp and cut - I have a bit of an obsession about word dies.

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic Cards! I love the fronds and the soft layers of greens perfect for anyone and any type of card. The hello cards with the mix of colors are beautiful! Love them all!

Evelyn said...

Really like the little gift card. What an original idea and it is striking!

Sandy Meador said...

Bright colors and bright ideas...great inspiration.

~amy~ said...

I love your pretty cards!

Karine said...

Wow love your cards! And love that you sewed the word on the card. So different!

Kathy said...

Hi Sally, I am in love with your colorful creations!! Always so awesome hopping with you. Hugs, Kathy

Jerrie said...

What great inspiration! I love your hello cards!

Stephanie B. said...

Love all your cards, but especially the first and fourth. They are truly beautiful.

Michele Clay said...

What gorgeous cards to showcase "Hello"! Gotta love Hero Arts!

graham Brand said...

Gorgeous cards - LOVE them all.

Kelly Massman said...

llovely!

Cindi Hall said...

Your hello cards are so cheerful!

Gail said...

Love these cards! Just love the hello stamp and die and the colors you used!

Renee said...

Great job with the Hello sentiment! LOVE all the different ideas :)

donna mikasa said...

Sally!! So thrilled to be hopping with you again--feels like old times! Love your cards and your wonderful CAS style!

kiaretta said...

Great cards. Love them all

Suzy Que said...

Great cards!! Today's part of the hop was a lot of fun. Thanks so much.

Bethany said...

I rather like the tropical background stamp.

Bethany said...

What nice inspiration! (Please excuse me if this is a double comment--my 1st one didn't seem to post).

Lee Anne said...

I love your Hello cards with all of their colors! Just beautiful!

Rema said...

Love your CAS cards.Beautifully done...

Susan Kapp said...

I just love two for one like you did with the word die, fabolous!

Lieve said...

You made some GREAT cards ! All four of them.
If I had to choose, it would be number three, with the sewing.

Shirley said...

Neat cards, especially backgrounds.

Kris in Alaska said...

Hello, hello, hello, hello... all pretty fabulous!

Patty said...

Fabulous cards Sally!! You are so right...this set is so versatile!! I think I'm in love with that Tropical Background stamp!!!

Melissa F said...

Love your "Hello" cards, love the inlaid die cut and color combo, the leaf "bouquet" and thanks for the tip about layering the die cut with the green under the white for depth, really stunning look!

Brithzi said...

I didn't see any messes in your cards but what I did see is craftastic. Beautiful cards.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Gorgeous hello cards, each so different! I really like getting two cards with one die cut so that was great inspiration!

irisesther54 said...

Beautiful cards. I'm loving that Tropical background.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh wow these colors are awesome!

Lorraine Haefner said...

The cards are so clean and simple, absolutely love all of them!

Anonymous said...

How clever, attaching a word with sewing. In fact doing anything with sewing appeals to me, if only I could be sure it wouldn't wreck my ancient precious Singer machine. Thanks for inspiring me and being the Motivator......I'm off to take the risk.
Bahb

Gabi MeWi said...

Great inspiration - thank you.

Dan DePasquale said...

Love your cards. Just made a small card using my scalloped die cuts. Love how you used the hello cut out. Great ideas, thanks.

Judy Tuck said...

Lovely cards! Great inspiration here!

Carol McCready said...

Your cards are fantastic.
Love all the different
ways you showcased the
"hello".

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous collection of cards, love that hello die! hugs :)

cma21317 said...

Excellent use of positive and negative. Really Really NICE!!!

MagsB said...

These are fabulous cards! I especially like the shaped cards, so different!

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