Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop AND a Give-A-Way

Hello!! Welcome to the Hero Arts Hostess Hop, featuring fabulous stamps from the new 2015 release!  If you've been following along, you've just arrived from Suzanne's Blog! If you've arrived here on your own, you may begin at the Hero Arts blog HERE.

Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments.  For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on ANY day, including each day's starting post at the Hero Club Blog.  The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning! Don't forget to scroll down for my give-a-way too!

Let's get started! For my first card, I did some watercoloring using this pretty floral set - DC147 - Butterfly and Flower, Stamp and Cut:


I first, repeatedly, stamped the floral and leaves stamp in Versamark ink, covered in snow white embossing powder, and dried with a heat gun. I then used Tim Holtz's Distress Inks to watercolor each flower, leaf, and butterfly.  The butterfly was trimmed with a matching die that is included in the set!

Next up,  I made a one-layer card and used the exact same set but instead of watercoloring, I first masked, then colored in my butterfly images for a much bolder look:


The sentiment is from this stamp - F6069 - Thanks for being you. I only used the very top word on this sentiment stamp.  A sprinkle of dots and shading with a light grey copic marker finishes the look.

For my final project, I used this super fun birthday/celebration set - CL845 - Papel Picardo Banners to create this layout for my son's 10th birthday:


A close-up, I used the dotted lines to make my own journaling spot. The 'CELEBRATE' banner uses multiple ink colors for a fun, bright visual:


Created borders around the patterned papers and photo with the dots and scallop stamp:


A cluster of horizontal and small banners at the top of the layout:


And how about a small giveaway from me? Simply comment here for a chance to win:

(3) Hand dyed silk ribbons from Paper Source.
(1) Hero Arts woodblock stamp - S5923/Reverse Constellation Background.
(1) Hero Arts Cling Stamp - CG663/Lines Background.
(1) Knot & Bow package of 12 gold doilies from Paper Source.  I may thrown in some additional surprises! ;))



If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Arts Club Blog.  Also, please report broken links to: blog@heroarts.com.

Your next stop on the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop is ARLENE
Supplies:
Card 1:
Stamps, butterfly die, and sentiment: DC147/Butterfly & Flower Stamp & Cut.
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Snow white embossing powder - Stampendous.
Heat gun.
Tim Holtz inks: Antique linen, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, shabby shutters, wild honey, milled lavender, peeled paint, worn lipstick.
Inks: Versamark and Versafine Onyx Black.
Paint brushes.
Die cutting tool: Cuttlebug/Provo Craft.
Pearls: Queen & Co.

Card 2:
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Butterfly stamp: DC147/Butterfly & Flower Stamp & Cut.
Sentiment: F6069/Thanks for Being You.
Copic Markers: YR16, YG25, RV06, R29, Y18, R05, BG05, V15, C1.
Scallop border punch and corner punch: EK Success/Martha Stewart.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Onyx Black.
Dark pink candy dots: Queen & Co.

Scrapbook Layout:
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Stamps: CL845/Papel Picardo Banners.
Inks: Memento - lady bug, cottage ivy, tangelo, bamboo leaves.
Patterned papers: Teresa Collins. Save the Date.
Numbered alpha stickers: American Crafts.
Stapler.
Fine tipped Sharpie Marker.

195 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful cards, Tiffany and my, how your son has grown!

Suzanne C said...

Brilliant layout! Love how you mixed the stamp elements within the design. The cards are beautiful bright and so lovely!

loulou said...

Fabulous creations. I love the stunning bright butterflies. Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway

Emo Marie said...

More butterflies. I love these cards so much!!

Kelly Booth said...

AWESOME creations Tiffany!! WOW....Love them ALL! xoxoxo

Heather Maria said...

Wonderful cards, Tiffany! I love your designs and beautiful colouring! Fabulous layout too with so many gorgeous details! Great photo of Chris - he's such a handsome young man:)

V Marcus said...

Nice layout and the two tone butterflies are beautiful.

jcobb said...

I love the beautiful butterflies and the layout is amazing!

Ava said...

Tiffany, the masked and colored butterflies are fantastic. Beautiful card and your scrapbook page is wonderful.

Susie Sonnier said...

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

cheryl l. said...

Wow...do I love the colors on the first 2 cards! Fantastic!

bonami2b said...

Love the cards they are CAS and bright and cheerful.

Shelly B said...

Amazing work! Love the bright colors!

joy said...

Your cards are beautiful as always, Tiffany!! I love the Thanks card. And, the layout is just too precious; your little boy is turning into a little man!!!

Brandi R said...

Stunning cards with FABULOUS colors. And that page.....so cute! What a handsome young man! Thank you for sharing ♥

~amy~ said...

How fabulous...love everything especially the layout...such a handsome guy!

Kathy H said...

These are such lovely cards Tiffany!

Barb said...

I love all the cards.

Kathy said...

OMG Tiff what a variety of Hero Arts awesomeness!!! That butterfly is my favorite. So fun hopping with you again. Can't believe Chris is so tall and older now lol. Many hugs, Kathy

I Card Everyone said...

Tiffany!!! My gosh your cards are just fantastic... so happy to find you on this hop! Those stamped and colored butterflies just pop off of the page with the shadowing you've done... wow - almost a cute as that young man...
=] Michele

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like all the Butterflies. Like the scrapbook layout w/ photo.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Vicki Dutcher said...

I like all the different samples u made from trendy to a fabulous layout -- well done!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

I love those rainbow butterflies!

Kailash said...

Your projects are simply gorgeous, love them all!!!

Nancy said...

Beautiful inspiration! I love those bright butterflies!

Michele Clay said...

Wow, Tiffany! Such happy, bright cards, and I love your layout, too! Hero Arts products make me swoon! Thanks for your inspiration!

Cynthia Daugherty said...

Your choice of colors looks so fresh and welcoming.

Toni said...

So bright and colorful--love them!

Tammy J said...

O WOW I love the butterfly card all the vibrant colors. But I love the top card too. Good job. TFS

judkajudi said...

Amazing work, Tiffany. Love the bold colors of the butterflies. It's been a happy time of hopping with the hosti! Big hugs.

Barb said...

Hi Tiff! So happy to be hopping with you this week! Gorgeous cards! You always use such wonderful color combos! And I love that you created a layout too! Chris is becoming such a handsome young man! ♥

CinnamonSally said...

Your butterfly cards are stunning Tiffany,

Lin said...

Wonderful use of the new stamps, Tif! Your butterfly card is my absolute favorite today, so colorful and playful, and your layout uses that banner set brilliantly! I am so pleased that we get another chance to hop together again this year!

Libby Hickson said...

Your cards are so colorful and HAPPY, Tiffany! And the scrapbook page is wonderful!

Renee M said...

Great projects! I'm especially drawn to you cheerful butterfly card. Thanks for sharing :)

Nancy K said...

Such lovely projects, Tiffany! They remind me of you; bright, cheerful and happy! Chris sure has grown, he's such a handsome young man! So happy to hop with you today, sweet friend!

Betty Sue said...

Tiffany these cards and layout are beautiful. Love the butterfly card! Thank for a chance to win!!

Kari V. said...

Great projects! I especially love the watercolored flowers. Gorgeous!

ThePurplePlace said...

Love the happy cards...and the watercolors with the vibrant colors...! Your arts is all amazing and you are so kind to offer a prize!

Thanks for sharing....your beautiful work....

Robyn Lynn said...

All are gorgeous ...I especially like the first card. It's so cheery ! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

stampwithsandy said...

Gorgeous projects! I especially love the first card with the white on white embossing. Just stunning!

Betty Keefe said...

love the brightly colored butterflies and thanks for the additional giveaway!

Jackie Parkins said...

Gorgeous projects! I love the watercoloring on the flowers and those bright butterflies are stunning.

Beastybunny said...

Al the projects are fabulous! Love the colorful butterflies!

Iris said...

Gorgeous projects - love the clean, crisp look and the bright colors.
isoscia at aol dot com

sunnee63 said...

great use of color! so pretty!

Amy C. said...

Beautiful cards and layout! I love your vibrant colors. Thanks for the giveaway!

Virginia Lu said...

You already know I adore you (LOL)...your cards are vibrant and gorgeous! I desperately need to see COLORS today! The layout is perfect with the banner stamps! Love Little Chris's smile (wow, 10!!). Thanks for providing the inspiration :) So happy to see you in the hop! xoxo

gabriella said...

Very nice bright colors

Janet L. said...

Great projects!! The first is my favorite. I love bright watercolors and embossed images!

Diana N. said...

Love, love, love the row of butterflies! All your cards are fantastic, but I have a thing for the butterflies.

Deborah Nolan said...

I love so many things that you've done here! I especially love how you used the stamps on the L/O!

Nancy Ketcham said...

The butterfly card is astounding! Love.

conil said...

You have amazing coloring skills. All you projects reflect your mastery.

Gloria Reynolds said...

Love your clean style. The brightly colored butterflies just make my heart sing.

Joan said...

Love the bright, fresh colors you used to create your projects.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Gorgeous cards Tif! I love the colorful butterflies and the layout is so adorable! Chris is so handsome! So glad I've been able to hop with you this week! :)

Barbara said...

Beautiful layout with the cute picture of your son. Love the cards as well and especially the beautifully bright butterflies.

kiaretta said...

Beautiful cards. Love the colors in the butterflies one.

Kristina B. said...

So cute! Love the vibrant butterflies!

Barb said...

great cards and layout

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty cards and the layout is so sweet.

Bethany said...

I just love the colors of the flowers in the first card.

Karine said...

Beautiful, colorful cards! And the layout is stunning!! Love it!

donna mikasa said...

Love your cards and that awesome layout! You are such an artist with the different mediums, and your photos are just gorgeous!♥

Waverunner said...

I like that you showed us two different ways to color the butterflies! Thanks!

I have to get myself some white embossing powder-everyone is doing such cool stuff with it!

Cortney Skerl said...

Great colorful cards, Tiffany! I love YOUR giveaway too! That constellation stamp is awesome!

Dotty Jo x said...

So much loveliness! Great work as always, Tiff, Jo x

Cathy P said...

Love them all! So happy and bright! The "thanks" card is my favorite (I have to get that stamp!)

Lisa H. said...

Those butterflies on the card just make me happy! I think the layout of your son is so precious - just wait you'll blink and he'll be 20!

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous cards and layout! Love the brightly colored butterflies!

Maude said...

I really like your use of bright colors -- they made those cards so cheerful.

Cheryl H said...

Loving these butterflies!! So bright and colorful.

ScrapaDiddle said...

Your layout is very special!

Suzy Que said...

Very lovely creations!! So many wonderful Hero Arts stamps to wish for.

cissi said...

Love the colors you used on your beautiful cards.

Leslie Germain said...

Two beautiful cards and a fabulous layout!! Love the water colored flowers and those bright butterflies!!

sueymem said...

I love all the vibrant colors of the butterflies.

lenny said...

Gorgeous cards and layout, Tiffany!! I love how you colored those flowers and butterflies.
Great way to use stamps on your layout!And....fun photo as always!
And ... totally looooove how you present your cards on a photo if you know what I mean! :)

Karenladd said...

Wow, love the brightly colored flowers but my favorite is the one with the butterflies! The combination of white space and bold coloring makes it POP!

Cindy C. said...

Very pretty flowers and butterflies cards!! Love the watercolours! What a beautiful layout you created, great use of the elements!!

Lee Anne said...

Your colors are beautiful! Love these cards!

CathyL said...

I love the happy colors on your cards!

SuprFoxDesigns said...

Gorgeous! Love your colors

judy said...

I love the different looks that you achieved using the same butterfly set!

Denise said...

Beautiful and bright !!!!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love the colors of your butterflies such a great card.

Laura Norris said...

Those bold butterflies are amazing!! They pop right off the page.

Ann Kulseth said...

Love those colorful butterflies!

Sue D said...

Love the colors on your cards and fun layout.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Lieve said...

3 great cards. I like the watercolouring on the first one.
Great bolder look of the butterflies on the second card.
And then the card for your son : WOW ! He must be very happy with it ! I like the hand-written part on it as well, it makes it so personal. It a supercard. Happy Birthday for him ! Thank you for the chance to win.

Leni said...

Love the first card, so sweet! And the second is fun, with the happy colors! Is Chris 10 already?? Can't believe it...Time flies....

Parker said...

The flower card has a gorgeous arrray of colors that go together beautifully. All your projects are very creative.

Nana Griffin said...

Love the bright and cheery cards and a great layout page.

Laurel Johnson said...

I love the artistic way you set up your photos of the butterfly cards! Very pretty cards!

adele holcomb said...

I really like the way you used the green dots with journaling -- makes the words look like part of the design.

cindy lou said...

Your cards are wonderful. Love the scrapbook page. Thank you so very much in showing that. There are not many that show case scrapbook pages. Love it.

Rose said...

Such bright & beautiful cards! Lovely layout too.

Amante del Papel said...

My goodness your cards are so beautiful, and your layout amazing! great job!

Janet Mack said...

Fun cards and I love the birthday scrap page. I really want the dotted lines stamp.

pcm said...

gorgeous bright springy cards!

Kris in Alaska said...

I adore butterflies and those bold ones are my favorite!

Patt H. said...

Wow! these are all fabulous creations. I'm in love with that bright colored butterfly card. They almost fly off the page. Your son is s real cutie also.

Megan said...

Love the super colorful cards!

Melissa F said...

Beautiful soft watercolor flowers, and the bright butterflies card - great color combos, and using the dots and scallops stamping for journaling and outlining on your precious son's scrapbook page is just stunning!

Thalia said...

Both cards are beautiful! Thanks for giving supply list and Copic colors used.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your cards and layout, Tiffany! So colorful and inspiring! I enjoyed hopping with you!!

Pamela Haskin said...

Love your cards! I especially like the watercoloring with distress inks. I'll have to give that a try.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Stunning cards and what a beautiful layout! I am now following your blog, your cards are just incredible!

Judi Pfeifer said...

Love the "springy" colors in your cards. Winter has been soooo long.

Brithzi said...

Your cards are so pretty. I especially loved the vibrant butterflies. Your layout is so cute and so is you son.

Sue McRae said...

Love the bright colours, especially on your butterfly card.

Jessica Backer said...

Gorgeous cards!

Helen Gullett said...

Gorgeous cards with pretty colors and butterlies. And stunning design for the layout :)

AlbinoPI said...

Love the colors in your cards, makes them perfect for spring!

Linda S. said...

Your creations are truly stunning. The layout featuring your son is my favorite. He is a real cutie pie, and I would bet he is a pleasure to be around.

Laceysocks said...

Beautiful cards and your sons layout is just great! Thanks for the chance to win!

McStamper said...

Great ideas love our layout.

Irene Grau said...

These cards just scream "happy!" Great layout, too. Thanks for the giveaway, as well.

Chark said...

Love your scrap page--could he be any cuter? and your cards are so fun!

Marilyn Cruz said...

What a bright, card.

mimi said...

Great cards! Love your coloring skills.

Lysa said...

Awesome card & layout!

Yoonsun Hur said...

Wow! So clean and pretty card!

fyk said...

Beautiful cards! Love the butterfly stamp and die set!!

ivy said...

Can't believe how big C has gotten! I guess I haven't seen a recent pic of him! Nice water coloring and loving those butterflies!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Chris! Great card and layout.
Bahb

Dan DePasquale said...

Wow, love your cards. Your Copic marker coloring is so vibrant.

Nandini said...

Gorgeous cards! They are so bright & cheerful!

Dawn Turley said...

wow you have outdone yourself here Tiffany. Your cards are stunning and just love your LO of Chris. He is growing up to be such a handsome young man.

Joan said...

Fabulous projects, love the bright flowers and the butterflies

Linda said...

love the bold colored butterflies! TFS!

Kristen Ciambrone said...

Great projects. I love how you stretched the stamps using different techniques and designs. Thank you for letting us hop by.

Carol McCready said...

Your projects are fantastic. Love them all. Thank you for the inspiration.

graham Brand said...

Fabulous cards, gorgeous colours.
Love your layout too.

Susan Kapp said...

Love your cards but I especially like the bright & bold butterflies

Skraperella said...

Your cards are lovely and bright Tiffany! Thanks for the chance to win 😄

Pamellia Johnson said...

Love your layout and those cards are just brilliant, so full of summery colours! hugs :)

Lauren said...

I love that you showed these stamps on cards and a layout. I also adore your brightly colored butterflies, I'd be thrilled to receive that card!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, your samples are just amazing! Your scrap page is awesome and I love your cards!

Carrie R. said...

I love the bright cheery colors in your cards. They are beautiful.

bzyPTmom said...

Gorgeous projects! I LOVE the multicolored bright butterflies, makes me grin!

cma21317 said...

I am a bright color girl so LOVE your color choices. Love all your work!!

Christine Kaminski said...

The bright 2 colored butterflies really caught my eye! These are very nice cards and I will have to borrow your techniques - thanks!!

MagsB said...

What fantastic cards, I love the vibrant colours! And how clever to use the dots for journalling on your layout!

Terri said...

Of the two cards I have to say I like the watercolored one the best. So pretty in its wash of color. And your son's 10th birthday layout the dotted line for the journaling is ....spot on....

Shelley C said...

Darling layout, and love the bright colors on the butterfly card!! Thanks for the giveway chance - very generous of you!!

Laura S said...

Everything is just wonderful! I have to say that I especially love the masked and brightly colored butterfly card. It's just so happy!! Thanks for the inspiration!

pta4him said...

I love the idea of using a straight line stamp for journaling. Why didn't I think of that!

Mary Holshouser said...

I love the butterflies on the second card. The colors are bright and bold. The flowers are on the first card are also pretty.
Hope you son enjoyed his gift.
thanks for sharing and for the offer of a special prize.

Kim Faucher said...

Love the use of the straight line and those colors in that butterfly card is amazing!

Donnadoll said...

Those butterflies are STUNNING! I love them. Clean and simple, yet bright and playful. Yum!

Donna Dacy said...

I LOVE your examples. The colors you chose for the flowers and butterflies are great. You do a great job of water coloring and with the Copics. Now, the page is great. Love how you made the journaling lines. Your design and colors are amazing. GREAT JOB! TFS

N Patricia Castillo said...

All the coloring is lovely--be it with copics or otherwise! LOVELY! Thanks for the chance to win, too!

Ria said...

I love the butterfly card.

Ellen S. said...

Wonderful colors. You do such pretty work!

Patty said...

Beautiful vibrant colored cards!! And super cute birthday layout!!

aileen (mum) said...

Tiffany, I hope I spelt your name right, sorry if not. Your creations are all just perfect. I love love butterflies and copics and watercolour and flowers. Have added you to my feedly account, love your style.

luluvision said...

What great projects! Thanks for sharing! And thank you for doing your own giveaway! So generous!

Kamila R. said...

Tyese cards are gorgeous! I love your vibrant colours and these cute butterflies!! Thank you for the giveaway, fingers crossed! :)

Christine R. said...

Beautiful cards! I love your coloring in everything!

Immi said...

Outstanding use of color,

Becs Attwood said...

Such beautiful cards. I love the bold, masked butterflies - there is such incredible movement in the angles of the butterflies. This set has gone to the top of my wish-list! Thanks for sharing.

Robin B. said...

Beautiful cards and layout! I really love the flowers and butterflies. Thanks for sharing.

irisesther54 said...

Beautiful works. I love butterflies.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are awesome! I love seeing stamps on layouts!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful projects! I love that you made a layout and I just love the fantastic bold colors/coloring of the butterflies! Thanks so much for the chance to win your giveaway too, I'm so coveting that geometric background!

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL cards and FABULOUS layout Tiffany!!!
LOVE your DELICATE flowers, LOVE your BOLD & BEAUTIFUL butterflies and LOVE your FUN banner cluster on your layout too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL cards and FABULOUS layout Tiffany!!!
LOVE your DELICATE flowers, LOVE your BOLD & BEAUTIFUL butterflies and LOVE your FUN banner cluster on your layout too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

Cheri Hochstettler said...

Very nice. The bright colors are especially cheerful to look at on a cold winter night.

Melissa D said...

Loving the spring colours making your cards so bright and cheery. Nice to see some variety with a layout too making use of the stamp stash.

Carolyn Steele said...

The flower card is so happy but oh my...the butterfly card is just gorgeous! I love it! Thanks for the great idea!

Emily Leiphart said...

Your cards are so pretty and sure to brighten anyone's day, Tiffany! I really love the multi-coloured wings and your son's layout is precious. It's been so fun hopping with you!!

Linda said...

Great cards. Beautiful watercoloring on the first card I love the bright colors on the second card. Also lovely layout of your son.

Linda D.

Karen King said...

Great, bright happy projects!

Cindi said...

The vibrant coloring on the butterflies is beautiful.

Michelle V Smith said...

love the colorful butterflies..they stand right out!!!

Bobby said...

I love those bold butterflies and the flower card says "Spring" to me.

Jenn Biederman said...

Hi Tiffany! I LOVE the masked butterflies in your second card! All are beautiful projects and love the sweet layout of your son! Nice! Loved hopping with you this time! :)

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: You have such beautiful cards and projects. Awesome job! Marisela mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Iryna Kostikova said...

Very very cute. Thanks for the ideas!

brenda said...

I love the cards you made and the way you added stamping to your layout (I'm always to chicken to stamp directly on my layout).

scrappykate said...

Wow! The cards and SB page are all gorgeous. I especially liked the bright row of butterflies. Thanks for the chance to win goodies.

Kiwi said...

Gorgeous cards Tiffany,I especially like the bright butterflies,your scrapbook layout is awesome too! TFS!

Deeps said...

Love the cards with the water coloring and the masking, I also get excited when I see stamps used on LO's as I want to do more of that too.

Monika Reeck said...

Tiff your butterfly card are adorable love how your coloring it with two different color on the wings such a nice idea and the flower card love the summary feel on it..adorable made Tiff and the lay out ooooh dear so sweeettt
He is like my Kevin now he is also 10 but he was born earlier before your son at 23 July and his smile is so sweet like his mom...
Adorable post Tiff
big hugs from me Monika..hope you still remember me hehe (SMILE)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

The cards are such energy. Full of good energy that emanates out. I love them. Amazing is also your candy, so I would love be the lucky one who receives them ...
Regards,
Bozena

maureen said...

The button flower cards have so much possibility! You rendered them beautifully!

Larissa Heskett said...

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

ionabunny said...

Love the bright butterflies. Those hand dyed ribbons look amazing. Hugz

Taunya Butler said...

Beautiful cards - bright, vibrant and just bursting with color!!! SO in love with the butterfly one!!!

Memories by Manda said...

So nice to see a scrapbook page! I'm a scrapbooker who makes cards and uses stamps on pretty much every layout -thank you!
Thanks for the extra giveaway too:
memoriesbymanda AT gmail DOT com

Karen L K said...

Very nice cards! I love the bright colors! I especially like the flowers cascading down the cards. The layout looks great too. I agree it is nice to see a layout. I do that also.

Мария Доричева Maria Doricheva said...

Beautiful cards! I want to try the layout, white embossing with the Hero flowers I already have.

Thank you for a chance to win some craft goodies!

MargeE said...

The cards were stunning. Love your use of color. And your son's birthday page was really great. Thanks for sharing.