Monday, January 20, 2014

2014 Hero Arts Hostess Hop and a Give-A-Way


Welcome to the Hero Arts Hostess Hop, featuring fabulous new stamps from the 2014 catalog! I am your last stop on the hop for today.  If you've been following along, you've just arrived from Kryssi's blog! If you have come to my blog on your own and would like to start from the very beginning of the hop, please re-direct to the Hero Arts blog.

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 Arts blog. In addition to all the fun, I will also be having a Give-A-Way of my own (see below), so don't forget to comment for your chance to win here too!

For my first card, I used the floral stamp from this set called Things We love.  The sentiment comes from this set called Family Vacation.


For my 2nd card, I used some of Hero Arts' fun daubers (pastel green, lime green, ultra pink, pastel blue and lemon yellow) to apply the color to the flowers - also from Things we Love, and the leaves are from this gorgeous stencil set called Night Flower!


And my final card uses the woodblock stamp Poppy! I mixed water with some orange and pink inks together and painted them onto the poppy for a watercolor look.


Here are some items for my Give-a-way - (6) Steel dies, (4) inks, (1) pack of assorted pp and (1) stamp set. And I may throw in a few surprises.  ;) One commenter will win all of these items (U.S. and International shipping).


Be sure to tune in tomorrow at the Hero Arts Blog as we kick off another day of hopping with 5 more, very talented Hostess designers!

Supplies

Card 1
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White and Neenah Kraft.
Stamp: Hero Arts - Sentiment - CL716 - Family Vacation.
Stamp: Floral: CL715 - Things we love. 
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug/Anna Griffin.
Pearls: Hero Arts and K & Company.
Die Cutting Tool: Cuttlebug.
Inks: Versafine Onxy Black.  Jenni Bowlin - Lavender Sachet.
Circle punch: EK Success.
Scallop edge punch: EK Success.
Purple cardstock: Paper Source.
Paper flower: Recollections. 

Card 2
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Ink daubers: Hero Arts/Ultra Pink, Pastel Green, Pastel Blue, Lemon Yellow, Lime Green.
Corner rounder: EK Success.
Leaves Stencil: Hero Arts. SA012.
Floral Stamp: Hero Arts. - CL715.
Sentiment: Hero Arts. - CL715.
Sentiment Ink: Memento Cottage Ivy.
Patterned Papers: Basic Grey/Fresh Cut.

Card 3
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Stamps: H5904 - Poppy. CL715 - Things We Love.
Stick pin: My Mind's Eye/Miss Caroline.
Patterned Paper: Teresa Collins, My Mind's Eye.
Hero Arts Shadow Ink: Bubblegum - AF208.
Pearls: Doodlebug Designs.
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black.  Jenni Bowlin.
Doily: Wilton.
Glossy Accents.
Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart.
Ruffled lace ribbon.

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Kelly Booth said...

WOW!!!! Your cards are sooooo Pretty Tiff and that is a HUGE giveaway WOW!!!
xoxoxoxoxoxo

~amy~ said...

Your cards are all so beautiful...I love how they use different techniques....absolutely wonderful!

jan Meier said...

Enjoyed your techniques and colors!!

Kathy said...

Oh my Tiff!1 Such elegance and oh so feminine!! Love each and every card. Such fun being with you in the hop today. Hugs, Kathy

Heather Maria said...

Tiffany, wow, wow and wow again - your cards are fabulous! Love your designs, the pretty colours and all the wonderful details!

Barb said...

No one creates with flowers like you do, Tiff! Gorgeous cards! Love the purple shades with the kraft on you first card! The bright colors on your second card look so gorgeous, and what pretty peach-y shades on your third! Beautiful work, my friend! ♥

Kailash said...

Wow, your cards are all so gorgeous, love the floral designs combined with the pretty patterned papers, love them!!!

RedGem said...

Great cards!

Betty said...

such beautiful colors on your cards - love all the flowers and how you designed with them!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous flowers! So colorful and creative!

judkajudi said...

Your flowers have brought Spring into a cold winter day!! They are gorgeous. That's an amazing prize package!! Hugs.

cheiron said...

You certainly have a way with flower stamps! These cards are absolutely stunning!

Jessica Beare said...

Love the water colored look of your cards! Very vintagy :)

Barb said...

Love the cards, Tiffany! I enjoyed seeing the colors you used!

Brenda in IN said...

Love all the flowers. I don't use lavender much because I don't know what to put with it. Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration. Also love how you used the sponge daubers. Great cards.

Marty said...

What a fun giveaway!

Auror Willow said...

Beautiful cards! It was nice to see a shade similar to the Pantone color of the year!

Linda said...

Tiffany, I love your poppies card! So soft and sunny! TFS and your generous give-away!

Tracy S. said...

What beautiful cards. Each one is very special! Thanks for sharing.

Penny Reed said...

What great ways to use the daubers! Thanks for the ideas and I love your cards - so pretty!

Lin said...

So pleased to see you in the Hop this year, Tif - your cards are always so uniquely you! My favorite is the very last one - just lovely! Would you consider allowing pinning just this once? I'm making a Pinterest Hosti Hop board and don't want to leave you out! (I think the photos are private, therefore unpinnable)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

You really rocked the flowers today, Tiff - what gorgeous colors and techniques! I just love all the little details and layers on your cards! So fun hopping with you this week!

Deborah Nolan said...

Way to end the day - your cards are lovely! And that give-away is tremendous!!!

stamping sue said...

wow! you went all out using the paint daubers. looks like a fun way to get lots of color into our cards.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

joy said...

These cards are so beautiful, Tiffany - well, ALL of your cards are! I especially love the poppy card with the watercolor look. Thanks for your inspiration!

Suzanne C said...

What a tropical paradise here on your blog! Fabulous flowery wonderful goodness!

Kathy B. said...


thank you for the pretty cards. Especially loved the Poppies.

Carol Perry said...

Such lovely cards. I just love florals and these are beauties. What an awesome giveaway too. Thank you for all the inspiration.

Cindy C. said...

Oh my goodness, what an array of pretty cards!! Very generous giveaway!

Skraperella said...

Your cards are so pretty Tiffany! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win :-)

Scrapthat said...

Oh how very pretty!! TFS!

Jacqueline said...

Tiffany, your Treasure this moment card is just beautiful - what a gorgeous effect you created with the poppy stamp!

Diana N. said...

Great cards! Love the flower stamps and the embossing

grandmato19 said...

Love the poppy card - your choice of colors makes me happy!

donna mikasa said...

Gorgeous cards, as always, Tiff! Just love your style! Hugs!

stamper said...

Tiffany, your cards blew me away! Love the bright colors in the 2nd card. And the watercolor look in the 3rd is gorgeous! Great job!

MagsB said...

Wow, these are fabulous! I love the different techniques you used - and the colours are just gorgeous!!

love Mags B x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous cards - love the spring feel of them

Virginia L. said...

You have brought me SPRING! Amazing floral creations, Tiff! You make them look so easy to create...LOVE your cards today(and always)!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow Tiffany, fabulous cards, love all the dimension and gorgeous flowers!!

judy said...

Beautiful floral cards!

Jean Bullock said...

Love these cards! The last one is my very favorite!

Cmridenour said...

Your cards are so bright and cheerful. Love your techniques too. Thanks so much for the helpful hints and your generous prize giveaway.

Ann Marie said...

Your cards are beautiful, especially the poppy one. Thanks for the chance to win this amazingly generous prize.

WhoMom said...

Your cards are beautiful and the colors are amazing. Never thought of using daubers to make flowers pop like that, it's a fab idea. Thanks for sharing your talent and ideas.

Harriet Skelly said...

Your cards and designs on them are beautiful - I especially love the kraft and lavender color combination and that poppy image is gorgeous!

Leni said...

Wonderful cards! Love the sweet look they have. To look at your cards always give me a happy feeling!

Dorothy C. said...

Wow, gorgeous cards. Love that poppy stamp.

Vikki Hein said...

your cards are very fun to examine & inspire my stamping! thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

Jackie Parkins said...

Those are gorgeous! I love the bright colors - they remind me of springtime, which I hope is not far away.

Laura Beck said...

I just love the soft, beautiful color combination on each of your cards!

Sue McRae said...

Such pretty and feminine cards Tiffany!

Debby said...

Love the pretty colors on your cards.

lynda said...

What a nice variety of cards! Love the color & stamp you used on the lavender card. But your coloring on the last card is perfect!

Barbara said...

Each one of your cards brought "oohs and aahs", but because I love the watercolor look, the last is my favorite. They are all special and beautiful, however.

Christina L. said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for sharing :)

Jana said...

So feminine and pretty!

Sue D said...

Beautiful floral cards and thanks for the chance to win.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

jeannine said...

Beautiful cards...great stamps! Awesome giveaway too, thanks!

Stacy Breidenbach said...

Such fun cards w daubers! Thanks for the chance to win!

Diana said...

Wow! Super pretty cards.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful watercolor effects!

Nancy Carroll said...

Love the cards, especially the poppy... looked @ other posts too. the you're kind of cute is adorable. Thanks for sharing!

Juilien Jiang said...

Love the color combos you used on these cards. Great job!

Donna Whitten said...

Beautiful cards! Great job, thanks for sharing.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Very beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us!

Anouk Munnik said...

Very pretty cards. Love them!!

Anouk Munnik said...

Very pretty cards. Love them!!

ThePurplePlace said...

You have been very busy and all your cards are stunning. I'm especially loving the pretty purple card that you added first.

Of course that is MY favorite color!!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Your cards are beautifully done--very creative.

Lysa said...

Lovely cards Tiffany! Fabulous florals :)

Shannon said...

Such beautiful cards. Such great detail.

Charlie said...

I love that you have a very subtle card and a colourful one too. And I was SO happy to see that Hero Art lovers from abroad are allowed to participate too. I make a lot of cards together with my volounteers from Operation Skriv Hjem (OSH) to support the Danish deployed soldiers in Afghanistan and we can use all the new idea we can get to keep us going. =0) Greetings from Charlie

Kathleen Spaeth said...

Wow you can really rock flowers! My favorite is Card 3 and your water color effect. Bravo!

Kelly Massman said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I especially love the peach flowered one!!!! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win! kmassman gmail

Tami B. said...

Beautiful cards, and a chance at a double giveaway, now that's a treat.

Annelies said...

Wow, I absolutely love your second card with such fantastic colours! Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

JMcKnite said...

Wow! Your use of bright colors is amazing. I now have your bookmarked so I don't miss a thing. Very pretty.

conil said...

LOVE your flowers...so beautifully done. Glad I fouond your blog.

lenny said...

Oh boy ... you've been on a roll!! Way to go, Tiffany!!! You are rocking those new HA stamps!!!
Why doesn't it surprise me that the first card has purple on it? :) :)
Love 'em all!!

Lucille K said...

Beautiful flower cards, Tiffany. Love the colors and designs. The poppy stamp is a must have, just love those poppies :)

adele holcomb said...

All 3 of your cards are lovely. I think that watercolor poppy is calling my name -- it's just beautiful!

Amy Pjura said...

your cards are beautiful!

papermorsels said...

Wow..those flowers are so soft and delicate! Thanks for sharing your talents!

Jeanie said...

You're cards are amazing.

Melinda Ferraz said...

Wonderful cards!!

Bobbie Brock said...

So beautiful - I love the florals and the colors are awesome!

Anonymous said...

Tiffany, I, too, am a "purple" girl. Love all of your cards.
The more I see of those HA daubers, the more I think I'm going to have to try them.

Sherry in MI

Laura Norris said...

Lovely! A wonderful taste of spring and what a generous giveaway!

paperpicnic said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I especially loved seeing the new poppy stamp on your last card! Every card is really lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Kimmy said...

Beautiful! Such yummy colors!

Unknown said...

all of your cards are lovely but I especially love the watercolor poppies!
thanks for the generous prize!
Holly

Bev said...

This is my first time to visit your blog.
I so enjoyed looking at your work.
Glad to have a nice, new place to visit.

Dana said...

Love how bright and fresh you cards are!! Thanks for the extra giveaway!!

Anonymous said...

Love the sentiments on all your cards, I think the last one is my favourite, love the colours and whole look of it. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win too.
Fiona

Debbie said...

great 3 cards love all of them but the poppy with this great technique is fantastic
upnurse at aol dot com

Laura said...

I love, above all, the first card. Kraft and mauve are a perfect mix.

lynneatw said...

Love your cards.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful cards - love the water colored one for sure!

Deborah said...

Your cards are so soft and elegant I love the different techniques you used to stamp your images just gorgeous have a great day

L Fodor said...

Love your color combos. Very pretty

Lynne said...

Thanks for sharing the techniques you used to make these lovely cards and thanks for the chance to win a terrific give away.

pam said...

I can't decide which one I like the best...just lovely

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! I love all your beautiful flowers on those cards. Makes me long for spring as we are still covered with snow and more is coming. Thanks for the chance to win. That is a great prize package!

Iris said...

Your cards are beautiful - love the colors.
isoscia@aol.com

Kathryn said...

Since we are in the middle of winter I love the spring colors you used on the flower cards!!

Pamela Selinski said...

All 3 of the cards are awesome my favorite is the watercolor. I am partial to poppies and mixing the inks and then both with water who knew. I am off to try that technique.

Pamela Selinski said...

All 3 of the cards are awesome my favorite is the watercolor. I am partial to poppies and mixing the inks and then both with water who knew. I am off to try that technique.

Maureen Morton said...

Are you kidding me?! Three stupendous cards.....all unique and so lovely. Great use of spring colors.Love the texture on the first and the softness of the colors on the third. They all rock, as do YOU! Thanks so much!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

great use of the daubers - esp love the look in the last card - so soft - thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

CathyL said...

Love the pretty poppies, Tiffany!

Dana Joy said...

Love your cards Tiffany. I really need to make more floral cards. Yours are gorgeous.

Yvette said...

Great card! So colorful and creative!

Tammy J said...

Beautiful cards but I have to say my favorite is the last one. But thank you for sharing your work. Good job.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the colors & dies. Wonderful creations. Wonderful giveaway chance.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sarah Gray said...

Stunning cards - love the fresh colours and design! The watercolour poppies look particularly lovely. Thanks for the extra giveaway too!

Gail said...

Tiffany your cards are unique - love the of colours on the lilac card - I need my sunglasses for the second card so vibrant - the poppy card I love - so soft and delicate .

Nicole Schick said...

All your cards and the giveaway prize would make great Mother's Day cards!!!

Brenda said...

Love, love, love those hot, hot, hot colors!

Brenda said...

Love, love, love those hot, hot, hot colors!

Therese said...

just love your cards. Love your color combinations!

Linda K said...

Oh I love the variety of what you have done. I will be popping back (a lot) to have a good look at you other projects – so much talent, so much inspiration. I’m new to crafting and so much to learn and your blog looks a great place to do that and to see just what can be done with the wonderful Hero products. Thank you x

Anita in France said...

Such beautiful flowers, Tiffany, with the most wonderful colour palettes!

Doris said...

Flowers always make me happier when I'm stamping them!

Deborah n said...

Very lovely cards, but I especially like the poppies card.

Amy L said...

The watercolour effect on the poppy card is awesome. I also love the bright colours on your second card.

Gail Mc Nerney said...

Your flower cards are amazinging beautiful!!!! Great ete for color combos!!! I love all 3 cards!!! You did a super great job!!!

ionabunny said...

Wow, fab colours and love the poppy. Those bright colours are just what we need on a cold grey day

Colleen said...

I love the paper in card #2. It is gorgeous. Thanks also for the slide show window to see all your other cards. It is much nicer than having to scroll through blog posts.

Kathy M said...

Great techniques

Tracy Ercole said...

Very pretty cards, I think the poppy one is my favourite :)

Karen Varney said...

All of your cards are beautiful, but my favorite is the last one which uses the Poppy stamp. Thanks so much.

Susan Mize said...

Love your use of color and detail!

katf said...

I love your cards! They're beautiful!

Kim B said...

Oh so very pretty!!!

cheryltownley said...

Your cards are all lovely, but I especially love the soft blended colours on the poppy stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

I'm so glad Hero Arts chose you to be a hostess for the blog hop, Tiffany. Your cards make me happy and inspire me to create!

Linda said...

Oh my goodness, these are awesome cards. Love all the colors and the watercolor effect. Great giveaway. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Lisa said...

I SO love flowers and floral cards. And may I say, your use of those beautiful colors left me awestruck! Now I know Spring will come, ha ha.

ColleenF said...

OoooOooo, love the colors!! I am excited to make some cards with all these wonderful ideas!! Thanks for sharing!!

Sonia said...

Thanks for the chance to win some awesome stuff :)
The lime green dauber has my name all lover it - love that you showed florals in soft and bold colours !

Gloria Reynolds said...

You have a real knack for layering interesting textures together for some real knockout cards. Just love them.

Pam W Merwin said...

Tiffany, your cards are beautiful. Loving the color combination and design on each of them!

Barb said...

awesome cards and a terrific give away. thanks for the chance to win.

lamepaw said...

I think all the flowers are so pretty and the colors are smashing! Can't wait to see more!

Laurie's Sunny Studio said...

I especially like the poppy card. Nice watercolor technique.

stlbarb said...

Your cards are all lovely. I especially like the Poppy one.

Tinkerbeth said...

Beautiful cards! I just LOVE that Poppy stamp!

Carol from La Crosse said...

Flowers definitely make me HAPPIER!!! I love all three of your flower cards!! BEAUTIFUL!!

You have some great giveaway prizes too. Thank you for the opportunity to win and for this GREAT blog hop!

lamepaw said...

Stunning flowers and stunning colors! Thanks for sharing with us.

D'sCreations said...

Love your colorful cards. I especially love poppies, so lLOVED that card!
Thanks, Diane

Robin K. said...

Exquisite cards!

no blog post said...

I've really enjoyed visiting your blog. All 3 card are beautiful, but I especially love the 2nd one, so cheerful. What a fabulous giveaway. I will definitely be following along with this blog hop.

Ann Kulseth said...

WOW . . . what a prize pack. Your cards are wonderful and what a great package of goodies to share. I have my fingers crossed!

ann marie said...

So cute

Nancy K said...

Oh wow, Tiff! I love your beautiful cards; you always rock that gorgeous feminine style.

MarcyK924 said...

You are always such a source of inspiration, Tiff! I LOVE your feminine, floral creations! Beautiful job on all the cards!

Jan Castle said...

Yes, Yes, and Yes...these are simply Stunning cards Tiffany!!!! Love each one!!!
Jan

Robyn Lynn said...

Gasp ! My chin just hit the floor !
These cards are too gorgeous !!

Linda E said...

Tiffany, your way with flowers is gorgeous. I loved each technique you did. Thanks for sharing and thanks for a chance to win prizes.

Frankie said...

Wow! your cards are stunning. I am going to try your watercolour technique. Thanks.

Chris W said...

I love the colors on these cards!

Cathy Homan said...

I LOVE the colors. Wonderful intensity!!!

stamplover2011 said...

Very pretty flower cards! Like your way of coloring them!

Kelly Flaherty said...

Very nice cards but the poppy one is my favorite. I love the colors you used and fully intend to copy this! Thank you for sharing

Anonymous said...

Sharon c. Love your choice of sentiments. I really liked the watercolour look of the daubers in the poppy card.

Cat Craig said...

I love the softness of the Lavender with the kraft in your first card. The bright colors on your second card are stunning. Such a promise of springtime and summer. Perfect for a winters day.

Diana Martinez said...

Love the 3 cards but specially the watercolor effects. Its beautiful

Linda S said...

Gorgeous colours! BeUtiful!

Diane Stricker said...

Very pretty cards.

cghundley said...

Oh so beautiful!
Your painting/inking
is so pretty.
Carla from Utah

Rosa M. Vasquez said...

Great flowers! I will try the watercolor technique because your card looks lovely!

Lesley S. said...

Love the stamps and sentiments, and the colours just make me happy!

maureen said...

nice blending of color!

maureen said...

nice blending of color!

Suzi said...

Your use of color is inspirational! Love it! suzimetatyahoodotcom

Chark said...

these are all lovely, but my fave is your last one--such talent!

Susanne Vargas said...

Love your floral cards!

Jolene said...

All your cards were lovely but I have to say I was partial to your watercolor technique. Thanks

Pat said...

Wow! I loved the colors and sketch idea on the first but the watercolor card is stunning! LOVED it!

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for the inspiration,

Tricia said...

Tiffany - love these floral cards!! especially the watercolor!

Shelley said...

Great job!!!

jintyoo7 said...

Beautifully done, love the colours and textures :)

HawaiianLibrarian said...

One word: WOW! Your cards are so beautiful and delicate and chic. Mahalo for sharing.

lindagrady said...

Here in Mich. the windchill is below 0 so love seeing your pretty floral cards. Spring can't come soon enough!

Janet Lindstrom said...

Your techniques are AWESOME! Flowers make me think of spring.

Vivian C. said...

I love the watercolor look of the poppy card, gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win.

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

I'm new to stamping and cardmaking, and I've fallen totally in love with both. Cards like yours, with their beauty and artistry, are a major inspiration to me as I seek to develop my own craft thank you so much for sharing the beauty!

Susan said...

Love the watercolor effect you achieved, especially on the poppies!

D McCain said...

Awesome cards. I love the variety of designs.

Barb Somerson said...

Your cards are beautiful, the colors are warm and friendly. You did a great job and gave many ideas.

Hattie Hatcheck said...

You can't go wrong with pearls and poppies. What great cards, very creative with the daubers.

zub momi said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors:)

Naghma said...

I especially like the first card. The purple and the embellishments look great!

sandy said...

So beautiful!!! I'm a flower a holic. These are awesome!!!

pcm said...

beautiful cards and what a generous giveaway!

sandy said...

This is an amazing give away! Every piece is to die for!
Thank you so much.

Bunnyfreak said...

Stunning floral cards.

Vera Rhuhay said...

OhMy....Gorgeous cards,Tiff!

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