Friday, May 24, 2019

Hero Arts Anniversary Blog Hop - Day 3



I am so excited to help Hero Arts celebrate being in the industry for 45 years!  WOW!  How awesome is that?!  You should have arrived here from the Hero Arts blog.  If not, you'll want to start there, that's where the party starts.

Check out some of their industry friends and partners that are participating in this 3 day event:


Hero Arts: 3 $145 Gift Certificates, 3 $45 Gift Certificates
Altenew: $50 Gift Certificate
Art Impressions: $25 Gift Certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $50 Gift Certificate
Gina K: $100 Gift Certificate
Jennifer McGuire Ink: $100 Hero Arts Gift Certificate, 5 Share Handmade Kindness goodie bags
Lawn Fawn: $50 Gift Certificate

Laurie Willison: 2 Card Hanger Dies
My Sweet Petunia: 1 Prize Bundle (Original MISTI, a set of Creative Corners, a Cut-Align, and a bar magnet)
Online Card Classes: 5 spots in the Stamp Happy In Good Company: Hero Arts class
Pink Fresh Studio: $45 Gift Certificate
Scrapbook & Cards Today: 3 copies of Scrapbook & Cards Today Summer 2019 Issue
Scrapbook.com: $50 Gift Certificate
Simon Says Stamp: $50 Gift Certificate


Winners will be drawn from people who leave comments along the blog hop over the three days - comment all three days for more chances to win! Comment by Sunday, June 2 at 11:59pm PST, and we will announce the winners on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Here's how I was inspired for today's hop:


Today I'm featuring the CM339 Teacup Flowers set.  Of course, it's a caffeinated design.  The fun sentiment is from Irreverent Birthday Messages.


I used Gina K Designs' Wreath Builders, she is one of the many prize sponsors. 


Hero Hues Papers, oh wow, such a lovely rainbow of colors.  No surprises that I used the gorgeous PS308 Hero Hues Kiwi.

Check out the interior of my 4.25 x 4.25 card:


The sentiment is from CM299 Tea Time.  Who doesn't love a tea party?!

I went through my blog archives to find a project that featured the Hero Arts Big Owl and found THIS.  I found several others but whoa, my style has change a ton through the years.  Keeping this super real, check out this Hero Arts Haiku Bunny project from the very first month of blogging in 2007.

Yup, I still own those stamps:


Next up is the fabulous Art Impressions!  In case you get lost along the way, here's the complete hop listing:


Some links are affiliate at no extra cost to you:

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this! LOVING that green and the sentiment is AWESOME!!!!

Unknown said...

Love the use of the wreath builder!

Amber Jean said...

I would love to try that Hero Arts cardstock sampler pack sometime. Great card!

Lisa Byers said...

I love your coffee cup card!! So cute!! That ink color is incredible!! Those two stamps you own are adorable, I have a few old ones. I have them displayed on a shelf. Happy Anniversary Hero Arts!!

cdjcape521 said...

Sooo,my grandmother was from England and it really is my freakin' birthday lol❗

Megan said...

Oh my gosh, your owl stamp is so fun! I wish I had that one. And your card for today is bright and sweet! Thanks for sharing. It's a treat to be hopping with you today. <3

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous card, Amy! Love the green tea cup!

Dee said...

What a beautiful set to enjoy an invite for tea!

Jo Malicoat said...

What a great card - love how you used the wreath builder to make that fabulous background!

Shanna said...

I love all of the new ideas!

Shari Czerwinski said...

Lovely card! I love anything with tea or coffee ;)
And wow, great to see those older stamps!

kreativekate said...

Great cards!

Carol said...

I love the way you use die cuts to create backgrounds. Another use for GK's wreath builder. I might have to buy that!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

I love the way the stamping looks offset with the glitter paper!

Lisa K said...

Nice card! Glad that you used the wreath builder. Love the older stamps; I still have many.

JSamuel said...

Such a fun sentiment!

DebWHNP said...

great inspirations!

Susie, Clermont FL said...

Your card made me laugh!

DJ said...

What a cute card. I love the sentiment.

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops and Hero Arts because they inspire me to create--thank you!!!

Kimberly said...

Love the cute owl stamp! Happy 45 to Hero Arts!

Mirella said...

Lovely card, and the sentiment made me smile for sure! Would love to get something like that in the mail ;-)

Karen L. said...

What an adorable card! I love it!

GrSexton said...

Wow, what a great card! Love the inside sentiment! I love seeing all the older stamps, how great it is to see the evolution of the stamps to today's, but yet they work!

Toni said...

Such a cute card. Fun and happy. Love that great owl stamp you own. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl S. said...

What a fun card, the colors are great and I always love anything made with the wreath builder. The sentiment is wonderful also.

Downhill T said...

Great combination of Gina K wreath template and Hero Arts stamps!

Stacy K said...

So many creative people out there and love that everyone shares their products and ideas to help us get our creative juices flowing!

Helen Kalb said...

Yay for the Haiku Bunny - I also still have that stamp and have made so many cards with it!
Love your tea party card :)

Lisa A said...

Love the sentiment stamp on the tea party card.

Ashley said...

I love this card. The teacup is just so sweet and then the sentiment adds that extra bite of spicy! Love it.

pamboe said...

I wonder just how many Hero Arts Owls I have in my collection? It is so fun to see him again. I love the sentiment freakin. It makes me look like a hip nana.

Sherry Butcher said...

Happy 45th Anniversary Hero Arts! Love that teacup and the sentiment also the past stamps were great to see and like most of us your style and mine has changed there the years, YES! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Lonya said...

I like the colors on your card. A cup of tea is always inviting.

vickie said...

Such a cute idea, love the inside as well.

Renita S said...

what a fun card, love the sparkle paper

Laura P. said...

What a sweet card! Who doesn't love a cup of tea with a friend?! The Hero Arts sampler pack of cardstock is a great find!

D Q said...

Nice card and I love that bunny stamp. :)

Anushree Vaish said...

Such a fun card...love that owl stamp!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

this card is SO FUN - thanks for sharing:)

Nioki77 said...

Such a cute card. Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

What an amazing card! Love the coffee cup!

Aggie L said...

What a cute card!

Ellibelle said...

What a fun card! Love the color combo and the beautiful sparkly paper. And such a fun stamp set!!

Deb Selby said...

Amy, thank you for this great post. Sometimes when I look at my early cards, I wonder what I was thinking when I made them. But, in your case, even though your style has evolved, these cards are timeless.

sharon g said...

I like the sort of fancy look with the slang sentiment.

Karen Sanville said...

such a fun card.

Lynn Hill said...

I love the card and LOVE the colors - green is my favorite color (just about any shade). I have been looking at Gina K Designs a lot lately.

Jeanne Beam said...

Such a cute card! Love the wooden block Owl stamp.
Thanks for sharing..

Sharon Madsen said...

Love the cup and the color!!

Lisa said...

I like the hint of gold with such a bright card. Happy anniversary to Hero Arts.

Cynthia Cole said...

Such a pretty card Amy and love Hero Arts! I went and checked your owl card and it's adorable too!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Lovely card! :) I like how you have the images repeating in the circle pattern around the focal image.

Anonymous said...

The glitter on your card adds a nice touch.

SD pooja said...

Quite a unique card for a bday !

Tami B. said...

I love all the blues and greens together.

Unknown said...

Fantastic card!

Sandy said...

I'm coming for tea Beautiful card

Nana Griffin said...

Cool ideas.

Andrea A said...

I love those cute flowers! Thanks for sharing.

LIZARD said...

Love the color combinations on your lovely wreath card! So fun to see your old HA stamps! Great work and sparkle!

Jackie said...

Your card is adorable. I love the pop of gold around the edges of the circle and the card.

Dayle said...

Love your tea card and especially the sentiment on the outside. Thanks for sharing!

Beth said...

Thank you for the lovely inspiration! Congrats to Hero Arts!

Wellie In Wisconsin said...

Beautiful!

KayH said...

The sentiment is fantastic!

Amber McGary said...

Love the tea cup stamp!

Electric Pandemonium said...

Love this awesome card! That sentiment is my fave by far!

Sharon Meyer said...

adorable!.. thanks so much!

grandmacj699 said...

I love the card with the coffee cup since I need my coffee the first thing in the morning to go with my morning devotions. Thank you for your lovely creations.

grandmacj699 said...

I posted as number 70 but it did not show my email or name

Debbie Walter said...

Beautiful!! I love how you framed the top card with the flowers. That is one of the great things about rubber stamps, there are so many ways to use a single stamp. Thank you!

Joanne said...

Beautiful colors and design on the tea cup card. It's adorable!

Jodie L. said...

Tea, (coffee) and cards! My favorites...thanks for showing us your oldies but goodies. Congrats to Hero Arts, well deserved!

Sam B said...

Love the card and especially the sentiment! Beautiful color choices!
(samburnett@tisd.net)

Cathy Loveless said...

How can you go wrong when you use the Gina K wreath builder for a background? I love the way you finished the inside of that cute card! Happy 45th Birthday Hero Arts!

Karthikha said...

That's a beautiful unique card! :)

Karen said...

Super cute and fun card!!

Joy Golinski said...

Love your card and the use of the wreath builder!

Sue McRae said...

Delightful card design!

paperpicnic said...

I never tire of your beautiful cards, Amy! I could admire this one all day! Perfection!

Nox said...

What gorgeous fresh shades of green, love the floral elements, and that is a great sentiment - happy anniversary Hero Arts!!!!

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

Beautiful cards!

Billie Sue Woolley said...

Lovely cards. Using the wreath builder with the HA stamp shows how useful and versatile the wreath builder is!

Kathy A said...

I always love looking at stamp sets and seeing their use in the wreath builder too!

Jean said...

Your supplies are so beautiful. There are lot of good sample of how’s the cards made with different supplies. Keep up with the inspirations!

Laurie said...

Such a fun card!

Lori R-M said...

That owl stamp looks like fun though!

Elizabeth B said...

I just love the GKD Wreath Builder! And your card is so darn cute. The oldest Hero Art stamps I have is a set from 2003. And I still use it all the time!! Congrats Hero Arts on 45 years of making great stamps!!

judy said...

Such a fun card!

Sharron said...

Awesome card! Love the use of the wreath builder and the fun sentiment!

Lynn L said...

Your card is so fun!

Kelly Kennedy said...

Gorgeous card!

Jen P said...

Fun card! Love the colors you chose beautiful!

Art Conquers said...

Fabulous card with the beautiful wreath.. Thanks for the inspiration..

Beverly said...

This is such a cute card! I'm a big tea lover, so I was really drawn to the design and the sentiments! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lydia Hallum said...

Love your cards, awesome work

Mj said...

Great card! Colors are so pretty!

Jean R-T said...

Just got the Wreath Builder Template, so your card is great inspiration!

Amanda said...

Happy Anniversary Hero Arts! 🎉

La Rae said...

I love the wreath effect around your circular focal point.

Waverunner said...

I love using cross products a lot and do it all the time. Great cards!
Margot

Amy Martin said...

Beautiful card!!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Of course you made it caffeinated and green. lol. Just love the colors, the wreath builder design, and that mug is awesome! Now I have dig out my wreath builder set and get crafting. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cherry Blossom said...

Hooray for birthday parties!

Retta said...

What a cute card! Love the wreath builder. Never ending possibilities.

Mary-Anne V said...

What an awesome card...love how you used the wreath builder with these images.

Beverly S. said...

Your card is "freakin" awesome! :) Love all the colors and design.

BarbS said...

I still own that owl stamp too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

Geri S said...

Hooray for your card (tea stamp set) and the new colors in cardstock plus HA 45th! Yay!

Cyndi said...

Your Haiku Bunny card is wonderful. I have (and still use) several Hero Arts wood mounted stamps, but I must have missed that one -- I would have definitely bought it. All your projects are lovely.

littlen said...

Love the wreath building technique. Makes a very interesting card.

Janice said...

Lovely card showing great technique and top notch products from Hero Arts!

Stef Perry said...

Gorgeous card with the wreath builder design around your pretty tea cup! Thanks for sharing your cards from long ago; while your style has evolved, both still look contemporary (okay, maybe not the buttons on the owl card LOL!).

Janet D. said...

Great card and isn't it wonderful that Hero Arts is so timeless!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love how you did the inside and out! Great green color and I love your old stamps!

Kathy Dippner said...

Such a cute card. Love the colors and the sentiment.

Carmela said...

Love the cute tea cup! The bunny stamp is very cute!

Linda Kunsman said...

Love your card!!! And PS- I have that bunny;)

Unknown said...

So many awesome cards!

Jean said...

What a great card. Congrats Hero Arts

Cindy said...

I still have a card that a friend of mine, whom I met when she demo'd for Hero Arts, sent me YEARS AGO. Beautiful card, and wonderful friendships made because of Hero Arts!

Unknown said...

I liked what you did with the wreath builder.

Jeanne H said...

I love the owl stamp! Wooden stamps for me!!

SJS said...

Fun cards!

Dana M said...

Beautiful card! Such a gorgeous color palette and I love the addition of the sparkle and shine.

Judy Inukai said...

What great cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

SmilynStef said...

Cute cute card ... and fun to see those vintage beauties

Karenladd said...

What a fun card, and oooh, that wood mounted rabbit stamp is the best!

jeanneragan said...

Really cute card! I especially like how you finished the inside of your card. TFS!

Joy Meadows said...

Your card is so pretty! Love that you used the Gina K. Designs wreath builder with the Hero Arts stamps.

N said...

Your tea card is so freakin’ cute! Love that you are all partnering with Hero Arts to celebrate their 45 years in this industry

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Love your card! Really like how you used the wreath builder to create a background. Very lovely!

Gayle Bartholomew said...

Love the cup of tea card and how you used the Gina K wreath builder. The vintage stamps are awesome.

kepsss said...

Hmmmm.... I have this set. I hadn't considered using it with the Wreath Builder. I need to put a new "tag" in my search for stuff I own .... stuff that can be used with. Thank you!

Martha Herrera said...

Such a fun card! Love it.
Thanks for sharing,

Barbara said...

Your card is so cute and though I don't have that bunny stamp, I always loved it! I'm sure my friend has it and she loaned it to me on occasion! Those who owned and used Hero Arts stamps are and always will be some of the kindest people, I think!

Maryjo Monterosso said...

Your card is lovely. Kiwi is one of my favorite colors. Nice work.

see mary stamp said...

I'm a sucker for teacup images. Great pairing with the wreath builder.

Deb mier said...

Great card! The color combo is awesome!

IS said...

Love your card and how you used the wreath builder!

AlohaDiane said...

Nice tea cup card! Love that Haiku bunny stamp, wish Hero Arts would make that again!

Melanie said...

Love the teacup card! Love all the stamps in that set! Thanks for participating in the blog hop and giving us a chance to win prizes!

Mendy said...

Very unique card, love Hero Arts and have some vintage stamps myself.

Amy C. said...

Fun card! I love the glittery border and the cute stamping inside the card.

Amy C. said...

Fun card! I love the glittery border and the cute stamping inside the card.

El said...

Beautiful card. Can't resist a wreath builder card. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Viki Banaszak said...

OMG!!!! Haiku bunny!!!! I haven't seen him in years! Your card is fantastic! I really love the sentiment that you used.

Denise Bryant said...

Great card! Love the flowers you used for the background! I'd forgotten all about that cute owl.... such a fun design!

Vicki said...

LOL! What fun sentiments! I have to get that set.

Carol said...

These projects are so beautiful, thanks for the inspiration! I love Hero Arts products.

Carol B

Colette said...

Tea party you and me, sooo cute! That’s a fun set. I love cups and container stamps. Beautiful card idea, thanks so much!

Cheriese said...

oh wow I love that background!! superb!

PatriciaD said...

Love the card and the sentiment! Congrats to Hero Arts!

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful card, inside and out. Loved looking at your older projects too!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful job Amy!

Creaellenknutselsite said...

wat een leuke bloghop zie geweldige kaarten langskomen
groetjes ellen

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Amy, your card is delightful! What a pretty stamp set!

Lieve said...

Nice card, beautiful stamps and colour combination.
Thank for sharing your old cards too; it's great to see them.

JMN said...

Beautiful job, so love the sentiment on your card.

Colleen said...

Cute card and the owl stamp is still cute to me

https://misslomaxart.wordpress.com said...

Hi Amy. You have used the Tea Cup flowers stamp set in such a clever way. Love it :)

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Such a lovely card Amy...So clever .

Suebee said...

Awesome card. The old stamps bring back such fond memories...thanks. Happy 45!

Unknown said...

so pretty thank you hero arts for this giveaway .. happy anniversary wow 45 years

Alison said...

Yay for sassy tea cup cards! Love it.

Gail said...

A sweet card Amy - you always create something fabulous TFS

Darlene DeSario said...

Great card!

Nancy T. said...

I love how you brought the outside of the card in.

Evelyn said...

Wow what a beautiful birthday card, I need to make some birthday cards. What a great card to make.

Hummingbird said...

Great card! Thanks for the chance to win and sharing

Mary Holshouser said...

The card speaks happy and joyful.
Wonderful card. thanks for sharing
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Mcrockco said...

Love the green with gold glitter paper. Great ideas to get me started.

Lydia Hallum said...

What great idea, a simple inside message with room for a personal message, love this idea.

Betty said...

wonderful cards, Amy - your tea party card is so cute!

Becky Thomas said...

Love this card! Thank you for your amazingly wonderful inspiration!

beadgurl said...

Love the owl stamps!

Terrie D. (StarSpry) said...

What a beautiful card! I love how you decorated the inside, too. :)

Cynthia said...

Lovely design, Amy! I think we have all grown artistically through the years!

ladyofthelake318 said...

Fun card!!

Gardenrose said...

Marvelous card especially for us tea drinkers!

Maureen Reiss said...

Really Beautiful card!!!!

Renee V said...

Love your card and I want that bunny stamp now!!!!

Lindarub said...

Great card!

Terrie said...

Lovely art and cool that you have the classics still in your stash.

Carole P said...

Love your tea themed card. I especially love the inside sentiment! Beautiful!

Karen said...

Love your card! The wreath builder is so wonderful! I, too, still have a lot of old wooden HA stamps.

KathyMcc said...

Your teacup birthday card is awesome, Amy! I especially love how you stamped the inside of the card! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Miriam Prantner said...

I love how you created the background for your card with the wreath builder, and I LOVE that vintage haiku bunny stamp! What a great image!

TLI74 said...

So adorable.

slbt17 said...

lovely!

Janet said...

I just love your freakin' birthday card! LOL Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Wendy Lambert said...

I love the color combos on this card with the bit of bling showing through.

Caroline said...

Congrats to HeroArts and best wishes! Congrats & thanks to you for the inspiration! I wouldn't say that your style has changed that much since 2009; especially the bunny card isn't that different.

Unknown said...

Congrats to the founders and all the staff past and present

ninasays said...

45 years is really dang impressive! Well done, HeroArts! And love the colors on your card :)

Dandi93 said...

What a nice surprise to see you on the hop, We can all use a bit of coffee either to start or to end... Beautiful card Amy, love how you used the floral stamps and the glitter framing....

Renee M said...

Fun card--I like the colors you used! I still have that cute owl stamp too :)

Tami said...

Kiwi is my favorite color! Love your card!

Denise Mlady said...

Great card, love how you used the images with the wreath builder!

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