Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Hero Arts Blog Hop!!!


I am so thrilled to be part of the annual Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop again this year, Hero Arts have a special place in my heart as, finding the HA flickr group was the start of my passion for stamping!!  I hope you are having fun visiting my fellow Hosti's blogs and seeing  the amazing creations, all featuring stamps from the new 2013 release.

Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments.  For a chance to win simply comment on any day including each days starting post at the Hero Arts Club Blog.  The more comments you leave the better your chance of winning!
If you find a broken link, you will find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Arts Club Blog. Also please report the link to Tami.

 Its now Day three of this amazing hop and you should have arrived here from Lin's fabulous Blog.
I have had lots of fun creating cards for this hop so my post is quite long !!
































My first card features the  clear set  "New Baby"  and also "Pinstripes "Background".  I have stamped and embossed in white the Pinstripes horizontally and vertically to create a check background which I have then coloured in with copics.

Next I made a set of Thank You cards using the new "Jumping Flowers" stamp the "Say it all " sentiment set and Shadow inks in, Orange Soda, Raspberry Jam, Tide Pool and Grape Juice.













































Sorry for the poor photographs but the weather has be dark and overcast lately.

For my last two cards I have used perhaps, my favourite new stamp "Looped Flower Pattern" cling.
































For the background I inked the stamp with Bundled Sage and Faded Jeans distress ink spritzed with water and stamped, I then distressed with the same inks and a Distressing sponge. The "Jumping Flowers " are stamped in Tide Pool Ink and highlighted with my Distress Markers. The sentiment is the C5594 woodblock sentiment stamp.

























And for my final card I stamped and embossed in white the "Looped Flower Pattern" onto pale blue cardstock. The sentiment is from an old HA set CL148 "Happiness Messages" and the butterfly is from the "Antique Engravings" set.

I hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog,  now you need to hop along and visit Marcy's gorgeous blog.
Have fun and thanks for all your comments!!!



304 comments:

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heidi @ ggip said...

I love the card set and the different ways you used these stamps.

judkajudi said...

Sally, your crds are all stunning!! The card set is fantastic. You have truly showcased these new stamps!

walchowDesign said...

So many beautiful cards, Sally! Love the elegant "Thank You" card and the last card - so beautifully done!

Kelly Booth said...

Sally WOW....LOVE all of your Fabulous Cards!!! You Were such a Busy stamper!! They are all just Gorgeous.....xoxoxo

Barb said...

Wow, Sally! Amazing cards! I ADORE the first card! Such a clever way to use the pinstripes! Gorgeous set of Thank you's with those pretty colors, and your last two cards are so beautiful! Fabulous work!! :)

Lin said...

Wowzers, Sally, you've outdone yourself! LOVE the way you made a checked background, and then colored in all those tiny little spaces, beautifully executed! Your card set is wonderful as well, love seeing the new ink colors! And that Looped Flower background is already on my list....thanks for giving me some more ideas for using it.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow, Sally - you've done our 2011 batch of hosti proud with this marvelous group of cards! I love what you did with the looped flower pattern, especially the white lace looking card. And what a great idea to turn the pinstripes into checks! I love how you colored them and that sweet elephant. Finally, that set with the Jumping Flowers looks great! Of course, the grape juice one caught my eye right away :)

KathyK said...

Really beautiful cards. The last one is my favorite. Gorgeous!

Scrapycandy said...

Just beautiful! Nice presentation of these stamps. Time to go shopping!

Buffy Esser said...

Oh wow you made some gorgeous cards!

Arlene said...

Cute baby card. Love how you made the checkered background on it.

The "Thank You" note cards are simply delightful. Very impactful.

Those Tall Flowers are beautiful center stage too.

Just love that Looped Flower Pattern background - so soft looking and on the pale blue cardstock. You've done yourself proud.

Frenette Family said...

Really great cards, totally inspiring.

rubbergranny said...

Great use of the flower stamp and other good ideas, too. Thank you.

cm said...

What a gorgeous set of cards! Each one showcases the HA products beautifully. The little elephant is cute+++. Thank you for sharing - and for inspiring me to add more HA stamps to my 'must have' list!

cheiron said...

Wonderful creations Sally! I think I am going to need all the supplies to make a notecard set just like yours. I LOVE it!

Shelley said...

Great job!!1

Suzanne C said...

Sally all of your cards are fabulous! Love the set of cards with the varying colors! The beautiful resist on the background stamp is lovely! The flowers framed in blue really soft and elegant!

Barb said...

I love all the cards you made especially the baby card. Loved the colored check background.

liberal sprinkles said...

aww your cards are so sweet. I love the different techniques you used for the Looped Flower Pattern - gorgeous stamp!

grace

Daša said...

I love these CAS cards Sally

Harriet said...

Sally, Your cards are lovely. The background stamps and the flower stamps ... wow. Thank you.

Cedar of Lebanon said...

Ohhh, the baby card is soooo sweet!! I also like other cards! Thank you for sharing them with us!

Marilyn said...

Love the baby card and the others are none too shabby either. Lovely work!

Unknown said...

Love the set of thanks you notes. And the baby card is soooooooo cute.

Debbie G said...

Wonderful cards..especially like the white embossing with the looped flower pattern. Just beautiful!!

Debra said...

Love the round baby card. I need to make more round cards, they are so unexpected.

Jillisgram said...

Very lovely cards, especially loved the baby card! Val from IL.

jintyoo7 said...

Fabulous cards, Sally! Brilliant idea with the pin stripe stamp - it caught my eye straight away!

Sophia Garza said...

Your cards look fresh and airy. Love the delicate butterfly

Robin K. said...

Hi Sally!! I absolutely adore how you cleverly used the pinstripe bg in your first card to make that fun gingham pattern!!! And your notecard set is CAS at its best- what a great gift idea too!! And your last two cards are making me reconsider that Looped Flower Pattern bg- it's going on my wish list after all!! So proud to be hoppin' with you! Robin:)

Virginia L. said...

Love your beautiful and fun cards, Sally! The circle card is gorgeous! The card set is awesome! And the last two cards are full of gorgeous details with the inking! Way to rock the blog hop!

Nikki the *scrappinNavyWife* said...

All of your cards are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Kim M said...

Absolutely lovely cards! I really like that flower stamp on the thank you cards.

Maryann said...

Beautiful work here too. Just love the first and the last one with those soft pastelcolors, so awesome and beautiful, but they´re all soo well done.

judy said...

Beautiful cards, Sally, all of them!!

Mary said...

What beautiful cards. I especially like what you did with the pinstripe background in the baby card.

Wanda Rohlfing said...

I love how you created the checked background using the pinstripe stamp. That little elephant is adorable too! I also like the clean look of those thank you cards - so elegant! Thanks for sharing!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful cards, Sally, especially love the blue ones!

Theresa said...

Awesome cards, Sally!!! I really like the note card set!! The stamps are perfect, and the colors are so cheerful!

Donna said...

Beautiful cards and I love the looped flower and the different ways you used it.

Crystalena82 said...

All so pretty! I really love the way you have created such gorgeous, unique cards. The check background was very clever, too! Love it! These are wonderful. Can't wait to get my hands on some of the new stamps and get to work! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a great day! :)

gberry14 said...

Love the card set and each card was beautiful!-L. Berry

Dana D. said...

Your cards are gorgeous. Love the set of thank you cards. I just might have to make a set myself. I can see why the Looped Flower Pattern is your favorite. It's a must have for sure. Your work is fantastic.

MiaS said...

Wonderful cards!

Nadège said...

Love the way you used the pinstripes to make a graph background, so adorable in pink.
And the soft card wit the butterfly is so lovely.
Thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

Fabulous selection of cards. I really like the set of thank you cards.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

all of these are so sweet, what a great set!

RedGem said...

I love the checkered background its genius! Just when I thought I wouldn't need the stripe background stamp. Tks for the inspiration.

Debstamps said...

Lovely cards Sally--such a great way to use the new pinstripes background!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous cards, sally... but i am in love with the first one!! what a sweet little baby card!!

Beastybunny said...

Fabulous cards! Love the baby card wit that adorable elephant! And the Thank You card set is just lovely!

Sue McRae said...

Wow, so many wonderful cards Sally! I love your clever use of the Pinstripe stamp to make checks. My fave card is the last one, so pretty with the soft blue and the embossed background.

Gloria Reynolds said...

Love the thank you cards and the colors you chose. All of you ladies are awesome and deserve the recognition.

Barb said...

absolutely love these cards. awesome job.

mtscrapgal said...

Great idea to make the checked backgroud but how long id it take to color all those tiny squares. I enjoyed all your cards. You made the stamps really shine.Thanks

Nancy K said...

Gorgeousness everywhere on your blog today, Sally!! I just love how you used the Pinstripe stamp to create your checked background on the baby card, such cleverness!! So happy to be hopping with you and all of our hostess sisters!

bartokmd said...

You are so creative. Love the use of the pinstripe stamp, and the coloring on this baby card is so sweet! Congratulations!

bartokmd said...

You are so creative! I love the use of the pinstripe stamp, and the coloring on this baby card is so sweet. Congratulations!

Carol Gibson said...

Beautiful cards. The just for
you card is so elegant.

Leni said...

Love your cards, so friendly! Very lovely!

diana said...

Wow, love all these great cards! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration. ;-)

Britt Bass said...

Those thank you cards are just beautiful!! Nice job.

Monica said...

great job on all of the cards! The baby card was so sweet!!!

Brenda said...

Oh Sally! What a visual display! I am in love with what you did with the Pinstrip Background on that baby card! And that last card is MAGNIFICENT! I am so glad you were on the hop, you are quite the inspiration!

Barbara said...

Using the Pinstripes Background to make a checkered pattern is so clever and the result is fabulous! I love the set of notecards and it would make a wonderful gift for someone. All your cards are awesome and I especially like you color choices!

RaeChel said...

Love the set of thank you cards - great gifting idea!

gscindy said...

Wow! These are awesome! Love the effect of turning the pinstripe and coloring the squares!

Jayne said...

Simple or more involved, you did a lovely job of showcasing these stamps. I love the card set.

Anonymous said...

Great cards! I really like the set of thank you cards - so pretty.

Dorothy C.

sharon l-s said...

great set of cards - really love the Thank You card set as I need to make a bunch (pun intended) for the office. tfs and for allowing comments with a name/URL so I can post my thoughts
again awesome job

karenelr said...

Sally, your "jumping flowers" thank you cards are beautiful! All of your designs are perfect! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

Petti said...

What a great set of card! Thank you for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

loving that looped flower pattern, great samples!
Susan Kapp

Laura Jane said...

FABULOUS BG using the PINSTRIPES!!That is such a cute card:)
I've decided you are the Queen of card sets...I really must learn from your example...GO WITH a GREAT card and make a set!

Mateja Povše said...

Beautiful set of cards! Those flowers are really cute :)

Mariëtte said...

Beautiful cards Sally! They are all fabulous. Thanks for sharing

Carol said...

Lovely cards, Sally. I especially like the card set. What a wonderful gift that would make!

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

A lovely collection. Love that little elephant too. Love your set of cards.

itzamitzi said...

I love all your cards! We need quick and easy thank you cards, and yours are great. I also like the idea of using the pinstripe to create a new background. Thanks.

ivy said...

Fabulous cards Sally!

Jocelyn said...

Amazing cards, especially the pinstripe background of the baby card - so clever!

jenway9 said...

Beautiful cards!

joy said...

How very clever to use the pinstripes to make a checked background. Sally! I love all of your beautiful creations!!

Deborah said...

How fabulous are these cards?! I especially love that card set. I might have to CASE those beauties!

Kim H said...

wonderful cards, I love the thank you set. thank you for sharing.

Suzanne said...

Oh I just adore those colored flowers, Sally!

Kailash said...

Each card is so beautifully crafted Sally!!!

M. Middelkoop said...

WOW! Your pale blue looped flower design card with the butterfly on it is so simple and elegant, it is simply elegant! I love it!

Janie said...

Awesome cards. You have used some of my favorite stamps.

Ruth G said...

The Looped Flower stamp is really wonderful! That one's right up my geometry-loving alley!
I absolutely love the pattern you created with the pinstripe stamp and markers on the baby card! Super sweet! TFS!

Melinda Ferraz said...

Amazing Cards, love the baby card.

Monica L said...

Love the clean and simple thank you card set you made--that is right up my alley!! I really appreciate the inspiration!

Karina Beck said...

Gorgeous cards! Love how you used the new stamps!

Teresa W. said...

Gorgeous cards, Sally. Love how you colored the pinstripes background.

adele holcomb said...

I especially like the simple design and varied colors of the pretty thank you card set!

Cindy C. said...

Oh these cards are so pretty! Love them all!

Angel Estes said...

Beautiful cards! I really like the little doily under the butterfly. So delicate!

Grá O'Neill said...

Wow! I love the pinstripe card, a real show stopper, and you made loads more gorgeous cards. Tfs :)

luluvision said...

Such pretty cards! Love them all!

Margreet Havinga said...

Beautiful cards and the colors WOW

Heather Maria said...

Sally, I can tell you've been having lots of fun with your new stamps! Fabulous cards one and all! The baby card is absolutely adorable and what a clever and creative way to use the pinstripe bg! Love the CAS design and colours you've used on the set! Of course I'm swooning over the last two cards too - my favourite colours and love all the wonderful details!

Anonymous said...

The thank-you cards are very nice and I really like the color palette on the bundled sage distressed ink background too! All your pieces are very well done.
Gerrie

Darlene Satkewich said...

Love the card set and how you did the different backgrounds on the other cards!

Jen said...

I love those thank you cards! They look so quick and easy to do, but are beautiful too!

Jill said...

Lovely lovely cards Sally--your thank you bundle is simple and so delightful! :)

MarcyK924 said...

Sally, these cards are FABULOUS! I just adore them all! I am really smitten with the last card in those dreamy colors! But that elephant is sweet too! Such fun hopping with you!

Pam W Merwin said...

These are absolutely amazing, Sally! I am loving the looped flower pattern and the jumping flowers too! Those inks look scrumptious too - thanks for all the inspirations!

Lynda M said...

Lovely, lovely cards. The baby card is sweet.

Jacqui Blondel said...

The loopy flowers looks amazing. Will definitely be adding it to my wish list. Gorgeous cards

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! I love the spritzed background on the one with the wonky die, but my favorite is the first. LOVE how you used that pinstripe background!

Linda Beeson said...

So many great examples, that first one is too adorable!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Sally your cards are amazing! I LOVE the baby card and what you did with the pin stripes. I also love your card set and the beautiful looped flower pattern cards too! It's such fun hopping with you this week. :)

Annette Vesth said...

Your baby card is just too cute - love it. I'm also a big fan of the looped flower stamp. As always you have created wonderful cards.

Linda w said...

Wonderful cards Sally. Am so loving these new stamps.

gettin' inky...

Karen said...

All your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and designs, and the clever way you've used the stripe pattern stamp on the baby card. Your cards make my heart sing!

conil said...

What fun to see how you used the new HA stamps. Pure genius to use the Pinstripe to make a grid. And really like how you used the Looped Pattern. But my favorite is that card set with the new delicious inks.

stamptopy said...

Sweet sweet cards! Love them all, can't choose one

patscrap91 said...

Your cards are fantastic Sally ! The looped circle stamp is so versatile, I love it !

Gina said...

What gorgeous cards, I love them. You have really highlighted these new HA stamps and I love them.

Agata said...

Just beautiful! The elephant is soooo cute!

Deeps said...

Love the looped flower background. I think it is going to be a must have for me.

Helen F. said...

Sally, your cards are amazing! I love the first card so much...what a clever way to use the pinstripes! Beautiful set of Thank you note cards with such pretty colors, and your last two cards are also fabulous!

TweedyBird said...

what a fun way to use the pinstripe stamp! Would never have thought about using it like that. The checkered coloring must have taken some time =P
Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing!
hugs

Dana said...

Awesome cards!! Love the thank you set!!

Pat said...

Lovely cards! I love that looped flower stamp--it's gorgeous with the embossing, too!

Maureen Morton said...

Sally, sweet is an understatement. I can't believe how beautifully you used these new stamps. Especially love the looped flower on the blue paper. Adorable! Thanks so much!

Kathy Berger said...

Wonderful cards! Thank you so much for sharing!

April said...

All of these cards are fabulous! The baby card is so sweet and what a wonderful card set you made!

Cathy Homan said...

Love all the cards --- Can't pick a favorite.

Daria Z. said...

Sally - such wonderful cards! I love them all, but that baby card actually made my teeth hurt 'cuz it's so sweet!!!

Nancy said...

All of your cards are just beautiful, Sally! The baby card is amazing! Such a creative way to stamp the background!

Emily Keaton said...

Every single one of these is so sweet! Lovely work. Thanks for sharing!

Cynthia B. said...

TFS these pretty cards! Love the sweet circle baby card, and what a lovely set of cards - makes for a wonderful gift!

Suzzoom said...

Beautiful cards. You like some of the same images I do -- flowers and butterflies. Thanks for sharing.

Mrs_Mac said...

Wonderful cards.

PonyScrapper said...

lovely cards, especially loved the looped flowers background ones, my new must have stamp!

Lisa said...

Love all of 'em Sally!! I especially love that sweet checkered bg on the baby card!!

ThePurplePlace said...

Congratulations Sally! You should be very proud and honored to be part of the wonderful Hero Hostess group.

Loving all the fabulous inspiration! Thank YOU!!!

Sarina Coffin said...

Oh I have fallen in love with your 'girl' card! It is so pretty! We are expecting our 3rd girl in a couple months and I would love create a little project for her room before she is born, these stamps would be perfect! Thanks for the great ideas :D

kruzr87 said...

Great job on all the cards. I especially love how the embossing of the image on the Just For You card turned out. It sets it off!

Pam said...

These are fabulous cards! Love them!

Ruth H said...

Sally,
beautiful work, one and all. I see why you love the looped flowers stamp, your last card is gorgeous!

Cat Craig said...

Lovely cards Sally. Now I have another stamp on my wish list!

Chark said...

love these! I think the last one is soooo pretty!

LouAnn said...

Love the cards. With a grandchild coming next month I will have to make the elephant one.

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful showcase of the new stamps, Sally! I can't believe you created the checkered background with the Pinstripes--amazing! Love all your cards, and the baby one is super sweet!

Debbie said...

i love the loop background stamp thanks for sharing
upnurse at aol dot com

Rachel K said...

Your cards are awesome! I love your use of the pinstripe to create the checker board...so cute! :)

Marilyn C. said...

Beautiful cards - simple and elegant.

Moosisk said...

More awesomeness!!! I am loving this hop. :D

Marita said...

Your cards are great! I especially like the Jumping Flowers stamp... and I really like seeing it done several ways. Thanks for your inspiration!

Mildred Mildew said...

Great cards, Sally. Love your thank you set..is that another flower stamp I need to add to my wish list? lol

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards - love the set of 'thank yous' and the two different backgrounds you made using the same stamp -thanks for sharing.

karenajo

Unknown said...

I love the delicacy of the last 2 cards! lovely
thanks
Holly

Smriti said...

I would've never known that the checks were created using pinstripe background! Love the thank you set too!

Sandra said...

I did enjoy visiting - thank you for all your inspiration!
Sandra ltb

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! I love the new baby one!
DeniseB

Anita Rex said...

Fabulous job Sally! I love how you stamped the pinstripe bakcground and colored it in makes an amazing background! :>

Deborah said...

Wow! Love the baby card and what you did with the pinstripes. So cute.

maria mcclure said...

Impossible to pick a favorite here too, Sally. These are wonderful and I LOVE the sweet checker pattern you created with the pinstrip stamp. That's going to be a very popular one, I can tell. the simplicity of your loop card gives it such an elegant feel. Thanks for sharing these with us!!

Maeghan Magante said...

What a great notecard set! I love simple projects like that!

Kristina B. said...

Ohh I love the pinstripe background! Great Cards!

SmilynStef said...

I've been holding out so far, but I can feel my shopping card filling up with these awesome new stamps ... love that set.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very sweet baby card and love the others too. The card set is simple but stunning with the baling.

brenlubrant said...

I really love your sweet baby card with the darling pink elephant. It is just precious.

Lucille K said...

Sally your cards are so inspiring and so very pretty; I just love the baby card :)

Carol Perry said...

Love that looped flower background especially how you showed how to use it in so many different ways. That baby card is really cute too. Thanks

Sally said...

Thanks for sharing so much inspiration! I thought the background on the elephant card was patterned paper - what a great use of the stripe stamp. Love all of the different colors in the card set and the blue flower card. The blue one with the gorgeous bow and butterfly would have to be my favorite, though!

SUSAN said...

Love these cards so much...lovely

pcm said...

all these cards are awesome!

Gilda said...

Love your cards Sally, especially the "Thank You" set.

Sharon D from Canada said...

All terrific cards, Sally!! I really love your CAS flower set! And your baby card is just the sweetest!

SherylH said...

Oh my, your cards are gorgeous! What a great way to make the grid background for the baby card using the pinstripes. And love the set of Thank You cards!

Jeanne Dudgeon said...

I adore flower stamping and your designs are totally charming

Mynnette said...

OH my word, I am just loving all these creations! I especially love the gift set--what fabulous cards! Seriously gorgeous cards! :)

VikkiCH said...

oh, such sweetness with the pastel pink & blue cards!
I just got the looped background - love it and you game me more ideas! thanks.

craftymom205 said...

Love all your cards, especially the thank you cards.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

McStamper said...

Great cards. Especially love the idea for the thank yous.

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Sally, love all your cards, especially the CAS Thank you cards (amazing solid colours)!

stamplover2011 said...

Beautiful cards, Sally!

Pamjoy said...

All of your cards are so pretty - thank you for sharing them with us.

Dixie Cochran said...

Beautiful cards! I especially like the card set. What a nice gift idea!

Judy1223 said...

Sally, I am so glad I stopped by today, your cards are ALL favorites of mine! I will be CASEing these cards, hope that's OK...they are FABULOUS! Love the baby girl card (such a cool background...clever!). I honestly love them all! Thanks for a great hop today!

Larissa Heskett said...

Wow!! These are amazing creations!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a fabulous week!! ;)

Katie said...

My computer would not load all of the cards, but those I saw I loved. Your Thank You cards would actually make a great gift set{ you may have already said that, but like I said, my computer is being a pain}

Mary Bee said...

Sally, your cards are beautiful. The colors are gorgeous. Thanks for the ideas and chance to win.

Pippa67 said...

These are wonderful Sally/ Love your set of cards. So elegant.

Ale Vargas said...

Que bellezas sobre todola primera me gusto mucho el fonoy los tonos que usaste saludos!!

Dawn Turley said...

Totally awesome Sally. Your baby card is super cute, love the set and the others are just as delightful.

Memories by Manda said...

Wow - that's a lot of inspiration in one post! The thanks you card set would be great for a new Mum

Vera Rhuhay said...

Wow...All of your cards are stunning,Sally! the baby card is just so sweet!Love it!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

such wonderful cards. I love the pack of thank you cards. Everyone needs those.

Kim Hall said...

Sally you have made some gorgeous cards, I especially love the cards with the Jumping flowers.

Sunny Sue said...

Love your cards especially the variety of colors in the Jumping Flowers set. :)

Karen D said...

Sally that is the cutest baby card and the others are so clean and fresh.

Karen said...

Great cards Sally...

Lainey said...

Very pretty cards. I especially love the Looped Flower Pattern back ground stamp. Thanks.

Efrat said...

Beautiful. The card set is gorgeous.

Joan V said...

Wow, how creative to do the checked background. I just love your creativity with that stamp. Cutesie baby card. Love all your flower cards. But the backgrounds are awesome. Again, you are so clever and creative. Thanks for sharing.

Colleen C. said...

Really cute cards.

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