Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hero Arts Hostess Hop! (& GIVEAWAY)!!!

Hi everyone!


Welcome to the Hero Arts Hostess Hop! Over the next few days the Hero Arts Hostesses will be showcasing projects made using fabulous new stamps from the new Hero Arts 2015 Spring Catalog.

If you've been following along, you've just arrived from Arlene McClung's blog.

Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments. For a chance to win, simply comment on any or all of the stops along the hop on any or all of the three days, including each day's starting post at the Hero Arts Blog. The more comments you leave, the better your chances of winning!

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 any broken links to: blog@heroarts.com.

Here are the cards I'm sharing today:


This first one uses the beautiful new Hero Arts Flowers Stamp & Cut set. I die cut the banner on Neenah white cardstock, placed it where I wanted it on the card and white heat embossed the sentiment on the coral card front. I then stamped the flowers and leaves, die cutting one flower and adhering it with foam adhesive. I embellished the flower centers with enamel dots and adhered the whiter panel to my card with foam adhesive.


For my second card, I stamped the new Hero Arts/ BasicGrey Triangle Background stamp onto Neenah white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured in some of the diamonds with alcohol markers. I then die cut the panel using one of Simon Says Stamp's Stitched Rectangle Dies and adhered it to black cardstock. I stamped the new Hero Arts Thanks for Being You sentiment on Neenah white cardstock, die cutting it with a Simon Says Stamp's Stitched Squares Die. I diecut the same square in black and adhered it off kilter behind the sentiment. I adhered this panel to the card with foam adhesive and embellished with sequins and enamel dots.

Supplies:


Your next stop on the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop is Kathy Wade.           .

Before I go, I wanted to offer up a little giveaway too! One of my commenters will win this brand new Hero Arts Shine Bright stamp set


I'll announce the winner on Saturday, February 21st when I also announce the winner of the Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit.

Thanks, so much for stopping by!
Sarah

199 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful cards Sarah! I love the flowers with the touch of gold and the die cut sentiment peekthrough! The coloring on the background on your second card is wow!

Emo Marie said...

I love the bright bold color you used!

Kelly Booth said...

AWESOME creations Sarah you rock!!!

loulou said...

Love the recessed banner on your flower card. Your triangle background card is absolutely stunning. I love the rainbow of colours. I was a bit ho-hum about this background now I am yum-yum. Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.

V Marcus said...

I really am falling in love with the diamond patterned background stamp. It looks great on your card!

Heather Maria said...

Wonderful cards, Sarah! Your first card is so pretty, love the design and the gorgeous colours and sparkle! Your second card is so striking with the fantastic coloured background and large sentiment with the pretty embellishing!

richardbreaks said...

I was really digging your panel card, with the lovely rich colors, and the. I almost fell out of my chair with you triangle card! Wow! Insanely good!

Tami B. said...

I couldn't wait to find the colorful triangle card that was in the thumbnail previews, and here it is. Great job!

jcobb said...

Your floral card is just lovely, as is the colorful triangle background! Great coloring on both!

Kailash said...

Wow both your cards are absolutely fabulous, love them!!!

Ava said...

Sarah, I love your cards, especially that boldly colored background stamp. Gorgeous.

Susie Sonnier said...

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

cheryl l. said...

Love the colorful cards! I really like bold colors.

T Blevins said...

Great cards. The colors are fantastic on the thanks card.

Shelly B said...

Oh I love the bold colors on the Thank you card. Very nice cards

joy said...

Bright and cheerful cards, Sarah! Love that triangle background stamp!!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful cards! Love the layout and colors on the first one....and absolutely loving the bright colors of your second! Just wonderful!!! ♥

~amy~ said...

absolutely gorgeous...love the colors!

Kathy H said...

I love the modern look of these cards!

Kathy said...

Sarah...Sarah...Sarah!! Just stunning cards!! Miss seeing you. Hugs,Kathy

Barb said...

I love the new backgrounds and how you used them.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like how you cut the corners/edges. Like the bright colors.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

I Card Everyone said...

Gorgeous cards... love that coral card base, Sarah, and your background stamped coloring is just wonderful!
=] Michele

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful samples I really like the bg one -- thanks for a blog CA do opportunity

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

I adore that rainbow colored triangle card. Just perfect

Nancy said...

Beautiful cards! Love the coloring on the diamond background!

Michele Clay said...

Sarah, I know I have told you over & over how well I like your designs, but let me tell you...I think you are AMAZING. These cards are seriously the best! You are so inspiring to me! Isn't Hero Arts the best, too?!

Toni said...

These are both so fab! I could not choose a favorite!

Cynthia Daugherty said...

I really like the colors you used for the triangle background!

Nancy K said...

Awesome cards, Sarah! I love how they are so totally different. I will have to try coloring the Triangle background, love how that looks! Wonderful to be hopping with you today!

Tammy J said...

I love the background. And the card is great but I love that stamp. TFS

judkajudi said...

Love this bold and beautiful style, Sarah! It's been a joy to hop with the hosti again ... big hugs!!

Barb said...

Both cards are just beautiful, Sarah! The design on the first one is fabulous and I love all the different colors you used on the second one! So fun hopping with you this week!

Libby Hickson said...

Very pretty, Sarah! I love your background on the 2nd card!

Lin said...

Gorgeous coloring and design, Sarah! LOVE how you brought the triangle background to life with your bright colors! So fun hopping with you again, Sista!

Kari V. said...

So pretty! I LOVE the second card with the graphic triangles and beautiful colors.

Kari V. said...

So pretty! I LOVE the second card with the graphic triangles and beautiful colors.

Betty Sue said...

Love the flowers!!

ThePurplePlace said...

You girls ALL ROCK! Great cards and so many fun ideas!! Happy Hero Arts HOP!!

Jackie Parkins said...

These are beautiful! I love that bright background.

Beastybunny said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the clean and simple design and jaunty tilt to the panel o the first but the bold colors on the second are so striking!

Iris said...

Gorgeous cards - love the colors and the CAS look.
isoscia at aol dot com

Susanne Vargas said...

Your flower card is very pretty but I really LOVE your rainbow colored triangle awesomeness! That background is now on my wish list!

Melinda said...

Both cards are totally stunning! Love the colors :)

Amy C. said...

The triangle background is fabulous and I love your vibrant colors! Thanks for offering an additional giveaway!

gabriella said...

I like what you did with the background stamp

Janet L. said...

Great cards!! I love the bright colors of the triangle background!

Virginia Lu said...

Two GORGEOUS projects, Sarah! LOVE the colors and details so much!

Peggy B said...

Your cards are so colorful and springy - thanks for sharing!

Deborah Nolan said...



Love the touches of gold on your flower card. And I agree with an earlier commenter: I, too, was feeling "ho-hum" about the triangle background stamp, but now I'm "yum-yum"!

You always shine like a star!

Nancy Ketcham said...

Love that background on the triangle card.

conil said...

Both these cards are stunning...but, have to say, I'm lovin' that triangle/diamond background you colored. Awesome!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Both cards are beautiful Sarah, but I love the bright colors on the 2nd card! Such an awesome background! So glad I've been able to hop with you this week! :)

Joan said...

Love both cards and the bright colors you used!

Barbara said...

Love both cards and your creativity. The first card may be my favorite! Great design ideas.

kiaretta said...

Love the background with triangles
Great cards

Kristina B. said...

Great cards! Loving all the new stuff!

Tiffany Ervin said...

Both cards are Beautiful - clean lines and love how radiant that background looks on your 2nd card!! Glad to be hopping with all my sisters again this year!

Barb said...

love the cards

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow what great cards...love the elegance of the first and the fun happy vibe of the last.

donna mikasa said...

Gorgeous cards as always! Love your style, and loved hopping with you!

Karine said...

I love the softness of the first card and the great colors from the second one!!

Waverunner said...

I like the offset look!

Wow! That second card knocked my socks off! I want that triangle stamp now!

Thanks!

Bethany said...

Fabulous Thank You cards! I like how the thank you stamp shows through the die cut banner.

Cathy P said...

Beautiful! I especially like the geometric background!

CinnamonSally said...

Love both of your cards Sarah, its been fun hopping with you all again this year!!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE these. The geometric background is stunning with the awesome sentiment!

Maude said...

I liked both cards. I am not sure I would have the patience to color that triangle background -- you did a great job with that. It adds a real pop to the card.

Cheryl H said...

I love the offset black layer on your triangle card. Never would have thought to do that!!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Love that triangle stamp and the colors you used!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Love that triangle stamp and the colors you used!

Lisa H. said...

Wow and wow! I really love your designs. Beautiful cards!

Suzy Que said...

Such happy, colorful cards! Very pretty!

sueymem said...

I love that Triangle Background and the beautiful colors.

Karenladd said...

Oh my gosh, these are both spectacular cards! The brightly colored triangle design is so striking and I LOVE the off center placement of your elements on the floral card.

sunnee63 said...

pretty clean and simple

Lee Anne said...

Fabulous cards today! Love the angled cut and die cut in the first card and the colors in the second!

CathyL said...

Great cards!

SuprFoxDesigns said...

Beautiful cards, really love the rainbow colored background with the triangles, fun, fun, fun!

judy said...

I especially love the first card with the flower stamp and cut--great design and colors!

Denise said...

Thanks Sarah , I am enjoying the cards and the hop,,,so many ideas!!!

Laura Norris said...

What fun cards! Love the banner inset into the card, and the bold background is amazing!

Ann Kulseth said...

Great cards, Sarah. I always love to see what you are creating.

Sue D said...

I like the card design on the floral card and the colorful background on the Thanks card.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Lieve said...

Thank you for the inspiration !
It's great what you did with the Triangle Background !!
Thank you for the chance to win.

Parker said...

From the minute I saw the Triangle Background stamp I liked it, and the way you colored it is very attractive. Great job.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love the colors of your background.

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely cheerful cards.

adele holcomb said...

I especially like the angled cardstock and the red and yellow colors on the first card.

Chitra Nair said...

I love that triangle background.. Beautiful cards...

Rose said...

Gosh, 2 beautiful cards! Love the colours & simplicity of the first.

cindy lou said...

The triangle background has such vibrant colors. WOW.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the angle on the first one and that colored bg on the second!

Amante del Papel said...

The background in your second card is stunning, I lvoe both cards!

Janet Mack said...

I love the little flower set. Great idea to heat emboss the sentiment under the die cut.

Patt H. said...

Wonderful cards! Love the tilted panel & colors on the flowers on the first one & the Triangle background on the 2nd one is really awesome. Love them both!!

pcm said...

fabulous cards!

Kris in Alaska said...

I love the angled card look. I'll have to try it sometime soon! Lovely cards!

Cindy C. said...

Very pretty flower CAS card Sarah! And the BG of the Thank You is awesome!!

Megan said...

I love all the big, brush-script sentiments I'm seeing!

Cortney Skerl said...

Wow, those cards are stunners!

Tona said...

Fabulous cards! I love your work. Thanks for the inspiration.

Melissa F said...

Love the peek a boo banner sentiment and the gold detail on the flowers, LOVE that bright and bold triangle background - great color combos! Thanks for the giveaway!

Thalia said...

I love the simplicity of the first card. Both are really great!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love the coloring on your triangle card, Sarah, and your flower card looks amazing! Such fun hopping with you!!

Pamela Haskin said...

Your cards are my favorite of the day! Love the mat at an angle on your first card and the colors are fabulous on your second card.

stampwithsandy said...

Love both cards, but especially the gorgeous coloring of the triangle card!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Wow, that background is everything! Absolutely adore your colouring!

Brithzi said...

Beautiful cards. I am loving the Triangle background stamp more and more.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the layout on your first card!

Torrie said...

Oh me, oh my the triangle background is killer. I love the sentiment too.

Carrie R. said...

I love the floral card. All I am seeing is snow where I live so flowers are a welcome sight!

Sue McRae said...

Your colourful rainbow of triangles is so fun Sarah!

justasiam said...

I love the simpleness and elegance of the first card, especially.

Jessica Backer said...

Beautiful cards!

Rubina Pantoja said...

I love how you offset the white card over the red one! Such a unique look.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the way you did the colors on the background!

Helen Gullett said...

Wow Sarah, those cards are gorgeous! The first one I love the colors of your flowers, the red background make them outstanding. The Triangle background is just amazing! Love the colors :)

AlbinoPI said...

I love how you tilted the top layer to add interest. I forget that we don't have to keep everything squared up!

Linda S. said...

That new triangle background stamp looks like it would be lots of fun to color. You did a beautiful job with both cards.

Laceysocks said...

Beautiful cards! The triangle background is beautiful! It's surprising how many ways you can use it

Irene Grau said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for the giveaway, too. That's a really cute set.

McStamper said...

Your cards are terrific.

Chark said...

just beautiful--that second card looks like a lot of work, but it's a stunner!

Marilyn Cruz said...

Cards are inspiring! Thanks

mimi said...

Love these cards! So fabulous.

Yoonsun Hur said...

Absolutely pretty card. Triangle background is really awesome!

Arlene said...

Love the design and CAS look of your first card and the bold colors of the second. Marvelous.

fyk said...

Love the cards...the rainbow look on the background is gorgeous!

ivy said...

Love that triangle background card!

Nandini said...

Love both the cards! And that triangle stamp is an absolute must-have!

Dan DePasquale said...

Love the Thanks for Being You card and your vibrant use of the Copic markers. Thanks for sharing!

Dawn Turley said...

what fabulous cards Sarah. Just love the colourful triangle background.

{VICKI} said...

pretty cards

Linda said...

love the bold colored triangel background. TFS!

Birgit Norton said...

Both of your cards are fabulous! Love the bold colors!

Anonymous said...

I love your style, Sarah. This is my first time here so I subscribed for e-mail so I don't miss what you do in the future. I particularly like how you elevate a CAS card by putting the sentiment as you did, a feat I have tried and failed because that really requires precision. Also you tilted the panel so it looks interesting, rather than out of whack.
The triangle background.....well that's a ton of work and patience, but makes a super masculine card.

Kristen Ciambrone said...

This my first visit to your blog. These are some of my favorites today. I like you bold style and layering. Will be back to see more for sure.

Carol McCready said...

Great cards. I love that bold triangle background.

graham Brand said...

Beautiful cards and colours.

Susan Kapp said...

Love both of your cards, but now I need to put the triangle background on my next shopping list.

Leni said...

Love the sweet little flowers. And the triangle background is so colorful, and I like that!

Skraperella said...

Both your cards are gorgeous Sarah! I love the cut out and offset piece on the first one and the colouring on the second is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win ­čśä

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful cards! Love the contrast of the bright colours with the black! hugs :)

Lauren said...

Beautiful cards, that first one with the flowers and the die cut banner is just wonderful.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I love the colours you used - so fresh! I'm following you by email now!

bzyPTmom said...

Beautiful cards--the triangle background with all the marvelous colors is awesome!

cma21317 said...

Lovely coloring!!! Love your work!

Christine Kaminski said...

Love the coloring on the background - thanks for all the inspiration!! Please do more blog hops!!

MagsB said...

Wow, what gorgeous bright colours! So cheerful to see on a grey, cold day! Also, I think I'm falling in love with the background stamp.....

Terri said...

That triangle card is a show stopper. I just love the clean lines and great pops of color. Gorgeous.

Shelley C said...

Bright, cheerful cards - much need in the dead of winter!!

mtscrapgal said...

Love both cards-they are terrific ways to show case the new stamps and dies. Thanks.

Laura S said...

Great cards, especially the second one with the beautiful and bright background. Love it.

pta4him said...

I love the "thanks for being you" card. Love the bright colors.

Kim Faucher said...

I am in love with that triangle diamond background stamp!! So many ways to useit!

Mary Holshouser said...

the first card is so striking with the way the white is cut and layered. It is clean and simple.
The second is so pretty with all of the triangles. Much more detailed and beautiful.
thanks for sharing.

Patsy Hattori said...

These are such sweet cards.

N Patricia Castillo said...

I was just about to say that I loved your first card and then I saw the second! They're both awesome!

Donna Dacy said...

I love the flower stamps They make such a beautiful card. Love the colors on the flower card. And the background on the Thanks card is one of my favorites and I love how you colored it.

Ria said...

Thanks for sharing thanks for being you

Julie Pike said...

Lovely colours and beautiful cards!

Ellen S. said...

I love these cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Patty said...

Sarah...love the CAS look and vibrant colors on your cards!!

aileen (mum) said...

Sarah, the colouring on the new triangle background is brilliant. I do love colour.wonderful cards.

luluvision said...

I really love how you layer your papers on the card! So simple yet so effective! Thanks for sharing! And what a great stamp set to giveaway!

Kamila R. said...

Wow these cards are just fantastic! I love the first one for it's simplicity and CAS and the seond one just caught my eyes, both of them!! :) gorgeous colours really I could look at it for hours!

Immi said...

Love your use of color!

Christine R. said...

Great cards. I love the triangle background!

Becs Attwood said...

Great cards. I especially like what you've done with the Triangle background, so fun & colorful. Thanks for sharing.

Robin B. said...

Beautiful cards, love the fun colors. Thanks for sharing.

irisesther54 said...

Love these cards. Very beautiful.

Penny Reed said...

Very beautiful cards! Love all the colors on the background of the triangles!

Sandi said...

Love your cards Sarah. I love visiting your blog....I always get inspired.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! Love the angles and the control in the first card and that background on the second card is just a stunner!

TracyM #6773 said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING cards Sarah!!!
LOVE your pretty flowers and the ELEGANT design of your 1st card, the "Thank You" in the banner window adds great dimension and - WOW - your triangles are BOLD, BEAUTIFUL and EXCITING - LOVE the design and FABULOUS selective colouring!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

Cheri Hochstettler said...

Beautiful cards. I love the bright colors.

Melissa D said...

I so love the random colouring in your background of the triangle stamp. Thanks for sharing such lovely cards.

Carolyn Steele said...

I love the flower panel raised above the banner a lot! In fact, I may be borrowing that idea! The triangle background is just beautiful - a lot of patience to color that!

ionabunny said...

Oh my, I think I need that triangle background. So cool. Fabulous cards. Hugz

Emily Leiphart said...

Fabulous designs, Sarah! Love the angled panel and peek-through sentiment on the bold red base. It's been so fun hopping with you!!

Linda said...

Beautiful bright colors. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Donnadoll said...

What a wonderful background. I'm really inspired by it. So many possibilities!

Karen King said...

Love the rainbowy goodness of that background! Must get that stamp!

Ruby N said...

omg these are gorgeous!

Michelle V Smith said...

Love the cards!!!!

Bobby said...

I love that brightly colored triangle background.

Jenn Biederman said...

Hi Sarah! Loved what you did with the triangle background and the banner diecut! Beautiful cards! Loved hopping with you and the sistahs this time!

Iryna Kostikova said...

Amazingly beautiful! Thanks for the ideas!

scrappykate said...

Great cards! I love the way you use off-kilter paper to give the cards a little extra punch.

Kiwi said...

Gorgeous cards Sarah! That backgound stamp is lovely isn't it.Thank you for the opportunity of winning a prize(I hope living in New Zealand doesn't exclude me,lol)

Deeps said...

Fabulous inspiration from both the cards. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Monika Reeck said...

Sarah the first card is so beautiful with all that white area and love the enamel dot in gold such a graet touch of colors
and your second card wow wow wowwww you colored that BG really much time I guess and it works so adorable....Love both of your card..and great post Sarah..
hugs,
Monika

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Wow, cards are beautiful. Backgroun stamp is my object of desire.
Thanks for having fun together.
Regards,
Bozena

maureen said...

love the cutout on you first card, but they're all super

Taunya Butler said...

Oh,my - AWESOME is the first word that came to mind when I saw your amazing cards!!! Wonderfully done!!!

Memories by Manda said...

pretty cards. I enjoy seeing how people use the new releases in the blog hops! Thanks for sharing.

Karen L K said...

Nice cards!I like the how you cut out the banner and put the sentiment behind on the next layer. The second card is so much fun with all the color!

MargeE said...

The cards are string. I love the color. Like the banner.