Monday, October 24, 2016

{Hero Arts} Hostess Alumni Blog Hop + VIDEO + Giveaways!


Welcome to the Hero Arts Hostess Hop, featuring fabulous stamps and dies from the Winter 2016 Catalog! If you've been following along, you should've arrived from Virginia Lu's blog! Hero Arts will be awarding four prizes, including two $25 shopping sprees to the Hero Arts Online Store from randomly drawn comments from all the blogs along the hop and two surprise giveaways at the Hero Arts Blog. For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on October 24th and 25th, including each day's post at the Hero Club Blog. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning! If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list at the Hero Arts Blog.


I used four different stamp sets for my holiday card. The frames are from Holiday Messages and Tags, the animals are from Hipster Animals, the mason jar is from Hipster at Heart, and the snowflakes are from Holiday Animals.




Every stamped element was stamped with a pigment ink and heat embossed with various powders, including Hero Arts gold embossing powder and their new sparkle embossing powder for lots of sparkle and shine. Both the background and the Hipster Animals were watercoloured with distress inks.


Thanks so much for hopping with us! Be sure to leave a comment by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 for a chance to win one of four $25 shopping sprees to the Hero Arts Online Store. Now it's time to head to Sue McRae's blog for more inspiration and beauty!

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Suzanne C said...

Adorable! Love the sweet animals and how the mix of the framed images and sentiments!

Heather Doran said...

Oh Emily, this is such a fun and adorable card! Wonderful design and details. I love the beautiful background you have created and the brilliant way you mixed the images! It has been great fun hopping with you again:)

Unknown said...

You've heat embossed all images and it looks great!

Teresa Doyle said...

A great card Emily, what a cute set of 'critters'.

Kailash said...

So delightful and cute, love it!!!

Lee Ellen Chinn said...

This card sure says it all.

kReN K said...

Like the mug and sentiment additions to this card! Great project and thanks for the inspiration! kReN@afourthlife

StampinLouie said...

Itell you those Hipster Animals are just tooooo cute. Thanks for sharing!

~amy~ said...

Emily, this makes me smile....LOVE it.

Nandini said...

Lovely card. The images are just too cute and I love the clever sentiments.

gabriella said...

Well that is a fun card

paperpicnic said...

Tons of fun, Emily! Love how you've combined all of these stamps to create a festive holiday card! Great video too!

Michelle Liimatainen said...

Such a fun and unique holiday card. I love your out of the box thinking. Great fun!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...
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Judy Hendrix said...

Delightfully whimsical! Loving your design, Emily!

Kathy H said...

I really enjoyed seeing your process in this video! Thanks! Great use of the Hipster stamps and dies!

Shelly said...

Emily, this is sooo super cute! Love!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Let me try again with my comment - LOL - I'm a bad typist sometimes!
Anyway, Emily - just love your darling holiday hipsters! So perfect on that blue color washed background! Thanks for the fun video too!!

Sharon Wentz said...

Very creative use of the critters!

Scraplea 1 said...

Fun! Thanks for sharing on this fun blog hop!!

Egret said...

How cute..I'd forgotten how brilliant pigment inks can be. Thanks.

Debra Rumpza said...

What a unique card! I love the pop of color.

patti said...

Your cards are very creative

Russell Productions said...

Can't go wrong with critters. Thanks for the video.

Cyndee said...

I think the frames are very versatile and I like that there is a mix of designs and sentiments.

Sabrina said...

What a cute and fun card!!

Nina B said...

Cool card!

Melynn said...

The Hipster animals are a riot! Nice way to use them on a holiday card.

Berina RGA said...

Such a cute card!! Love the way you have used the hipster animals on a Christmas card!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Too cute!

LaVon Hall said...

How unique!

Linda S. said...

Cute card, the hipster animals are my favorite from this release.

Leslie Kiley said...

So stinkin' cute! Love these critters! Your design is a real stand out and this hop is so much fun! Thanks for sharing with us!

Darrell Mundy said...

I think this would be an adorable card for an invite to a New Year's Eve party!!! So cute!!!!

Linda M said...

Cute card!

Sue LD said...

Very cool with the Hipster Animals

Lin said...

What a fun mix of stamps, Emily! Love your color scheme, too! Such a joy for us all to be together again!

Martha Berry said...

Heehee, a Christmas kitty in a top hat! So much fun! Enjoying your mix of stamp kits and pooling together to stretch your creativity. Lots of smiles for this card:)

Barb said...

Such a cute card, Emily! And what a clever design! So fun getting back together with you and all the hostesses!

CinnamonSally said...

Very cute Emily.

Carol Didier said...

What a great card! All the embossing looks so beautiful and textured.

Ericka O said...

Thanks for showing this stamp set on a card.

Vicki Finger said...

Super Cute card!

danceswithhooves said...

Very cute!

Bobby said...

Such a fun card.

joy said...

Love your take on these stamps and dies, Emily! Thanks for a great video, too.

Renee Thompson said...

OMG the red hats on the hipster animals!!! Brilliant, I am so gonna make this card. Thanks for sharing, I just love it.

donna mikasa said...

Super cute card, Emily! LOVE the little caps and hats on the critters!

cghundley said...

Your card is darling
and love all the
embossing and
watercoloring.
Carla from Utah

Rebecca Yahrling said...

So sweet. Love the sparkle of their hats.

Barbara said...

What a fun design from these stamps. It's very cute and I love the background, too, adding to the dimension!

Tiffany Ervin said...

Super cute, my friend!! You are the master of all types of designs and I admire your work! So glad to hop with you again!

PaperSunshine said...

Oh my gosh how creative! Cute card.

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

Love your colours and mix of stamps. Very creative.

vicenta ghylin said...

Super cute card. Thank you for sharing your ideas and techniques.

Deedles said...

So cute-love the animals along with the mason jar.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love the images you have used to create this fun card:)

Louanne said...

Cool hipster card! Thanks for the inspiration.

Geri Stuart said...

Very hip!

Judy Tuck said...

Your critters are just adorable with their cute little hats. Love the sentiments!

Lindsay S said...

Love the owl with the bowler hat!

stampwithsandy said...

Such a cute card! Love those fun critters!

Deborah Nolan said...

Love the color combo and collage-y composition!

Tammy J said...

Cute card. Love those bears.

Jean said...

So very cute!

Z Sullivan said...

Wow! I would have never thought of using all four frames in one card. That was awesome! TFS.

Diann Brodnax said...

Cute and fun card! :)

Betsey Terry said...

so very cute!! totally need to apply this to some cards for this year!

Kori Malakie said...

I love the punch of color you gave the hats!!

Char K said...

fun mix of stamps!

Maureen Chandler said...

Very cute card - thanks so much for sharing and for the video!

cm said...

Emily, the mix-and-match of animals, framed images and sentiments makes for festive fabulous! And cute; definitely cute!

~carol

Cindy C. said...

Super cool and fun! Never would have thought to combine these stamps together! Thanks for the inspirations!

Naama said...

So so cute! What an original holidays card - love it!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is super cute!

mtscrapgal said...

I didn't know the hipster animals were making Christmas cards. Very cute.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Super cute!!!

Virginia Lu said...

Awesome ensemble of these HA stamps and dies! Your video is fabulous, Emily! Happy to be hopping along with you!

L. Webb said...

Oh I love the way you've mixed these stamps and dies... it looks so fresh!

Julie McMillin said...

So cute!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the hipsters with their
fancy hats.
Darling card.
thanks for sharing.

Carol Ric said...

Super cute card. tfs

Linda said...

So, So cute. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

foggy b said...

Fun card! Love all the embossing.

Linda said...

So, So cute. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Linda R. said...

Great card! Love your combination of "critters."

Betty Keefe said...

such a fun cute card Emily!

Gloria Reynolds said...

So creative! Love the colorful hats on these adorable critters.

foleysfriend said...

So super cute and creative. I didn't think that I needed this set ...

Barbie said...

My first time on your blog, I love your video so easy to understand and I can see everything you are doing. The background with the snowflakes is my favorite and I can see this used with all sorts of stamps.

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Fabulous card, Emily! Great design!

Talitha Wright said...

Cute, cute card!

Anne said...

What a fun cute card Emily, love it.

anmatt1@aol.com

Satori said...

Great job on the card!

Kathy said...

I love the sentiment panels and the backgrounds done in gold!

Sherri Thacker said...

Super cute images!! I love the background too!

kathy ness said...

That card made me smile!!

Denise candelaria said...

Love the bear on the glass made me laugh, reminds me of the putting the family on the elves. Cute.

Christy Q said...

Gorgeous card - I love the embossing and that sparkle from the EP, super cool!!! The layout is so whimsical and happy. Love this!

Jeanie Garrity said...

Darling animals. Cute card!

judy said...

Fun card!

flossn1 said...

thank you for sharing Cute Card

Janelle said...

Such cute animal faces. Especially love your aqua background.

I Card Everyone said...

Hi Emily! How fun are these guys? VERY!!!
=]

Susan K said...

Love the cute animal faces - a different approach to a holiday card. The gold embossing with the water coloring is perfect. Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

Zelda C said...

Such a fun holiday card!

ksdavis1947 said...

Animals are so cute! Love this light-hearted card. So much fun!

bzyPTmom said...

Very cute--card love all the critters--drinking and being merry!

Taralu said...

I , too, love your watercolour background. Very different use of stamps for this card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Farley said...

Very imaginative and fun card!

Amy C. said...

Fun and unique design! The embossed gold elements are a pretty touch.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Very cute card!

Lindsey said...

The hipsters in their hats are so awesome! Great combined with the frames. Beautiful watercoloured background as well.

Pitney said...

Cute card 😊

Pat R said...

What a fun card, and so clever!

croppergal said...

Cute card!

Robin Platt said...

Super cute and fun card!

jcobb said...

Such a fun and cute card! Love the critters! :)

Rema said...

Super cute Emily!

Ann Washabaugh said...

Oh my goodness, what a cute card! Cute stamp sets also

Beverly said...

Super cute card, Emily! Thanks for sharing!
b-koz@valornet.com

Kittie said...

What a fun card.

Maryleva said...

This is a really cute set. Love the card.

SueT said...

Cute card. What perky, little hats!! Thank you.

Sandy McAllister said...

Cute card Emily Charming characters.

shelly c said...

Thanks for sharing this cute card!

Deeps said...

Cute card.

Sheila H said...

Your card is totally adorable.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Cute critters & card.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Arlene said...

Oh my gosh, so cute, darling, sweet, just outrageously fun. I never know what to do with these cute animals. You sure know your way around the animals. :))

SO fun to be hopping with you again.

Cheryl Robertson said...

Fun cards!

Indy's Designs said...

Such a darling card!

A thinker and creator said...

What an adorable card!

Denise Bryant said...

Such a cute card! Love all those critters!

Abby said...

Cute card!

Dar said...

Such fun cards!

Barbara Green said...

Really cute card.

Denise K said...

So So very cute!! Love that sparkle embossing powder. I would love to get some.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your card is really cute!!

Jean Bullock said...

Very creative and unique. Well done.

LDomroes said...

Nice card. Thanks for sharing your design process.

pcm said...

so hipster!

Cheryl Bates said...

Emily, I appreciate that you are sharing your creativity. I enjoy seeing how you didn't limit yourself to one stamp set. Also, it seems you have a sense of humor with using the animals and that sentiment.
Thanks for letting me see your creative work.
Cheryl

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

I really enjoy the whimsy and fun of your card. It is so inspiring. Thanks.

Diane said...

What a great card! It just screams FUN. Thanks for reminding me to add a little whimsy from time to time.

Dottie Acosta said...

Nice thanks for sharing 😊

Norma T. Gomez said...

Very whimsical and cute. Good work!

inkenstinker said...

Those red hats really make the images pop. Very cool!

Patricia Nikkila said...

Quite different and refreshing. Thanks.

Pennie Glasser said...

Your card is adorable. I love it.

cindybearj said...

Cute card! Those are sweet critters.

Karen said...

Super fun, love the layering!!

Karen L K said...

The animals are such fun! I like that you have two sentiments and the mason glass goes with your sentiment. Very nice!

RoboGirlRN N said...

Adorable card!

Carissa said...

Just loving the gold embossing, so nice.

Vesta McDonald said...

Very cute card.

Trollet65 said...

Such a fun and cute card!

KimberlyRae said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!
Stellar Background you've created here..love it all.

sweetcheeks said...

cute and very festive

Marie said...

So cute!

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous card Emily. Very cute

Teri W said...

Love the layers! Great use of non holiday stamps!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Cool card!!!!

Pamela said...

So very cute!

Arlene said...

Love those critter faces!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Super fun and cute card, love those hipster animals with the sparkling embossing powder, so festive! Oh so pretty background with the watercolor wash and the frames.

Pam Pam said...

Cute cards!

Cathy said...

Super cute & fun holiday card!

Mary Coenen said...

Your card is so cute!

Daria Z. said...

A very "hip" card, Emily! Love the mix of stamps and the non-traditional colors - it all works.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a unique card Emily. Love the red hats and that jar... great arrangements of the images.

Nana Griffin said...

So cute!

Elaine said...

Cute card for sure!

Judy said...

Darling card!

Jeannie Ross said...

Cute and clever, thanks for sharing

daisy555777 said...

Such a cute card, love how the animals pop out at you, I love using embossing powder and dies, it makes things pop,
Great card !

Sherri Clifford said...

So hip and cute!

Sherry said...

cute card! love how you did your background

BunnyD said...

What a fabulous design! Love your glitter and holiday ready critters.

jandbspiegel said...

What a cute and fun card - love the animals

Alaska .Kris said...

So darn CUTE!

Sue McRae said...

Very cute and fun card Emily. Thanks for sharing a video with us!

Karen said...

Such a smart way to use the Hipster Animals stamp set! Totally adorable.

Sandra Anderson said...

I'm totally into little animals these days so this is right up my alley. So cute!

Cathy A said...

Such a fun design x

graham Brand said...

This is so cute! Love the use of the labels and all the sparkle, and especially the masons jar!

Dianne Cameron said...

How cute this is!

Judie said...

Awesome quirky festive card!!

donna said...

Great card, love the creative twist~!!

Linda Peabody said...

I wasn't too keen on the Hipster Animals until I saw your card.

Maye M.L said...

Very hipster indeed. Really "cool" vignette. Cheers!

Andrea1702 said...

Super fun card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Roz M. said...

What a fun card! I really like the contrast between the quirky, monochromatic animals and your soft, water-coloured background. The red hats really pop!

Kathy Mark said...

Cute card, I like the use of the watercolor paper to make the background.

Andrea A said...

Very cute card! Thanks for sharing.

bev p said...

I know I can use my distress inks for w/c, so why don't I ever think of that! I do love what happens when water and pigments mix! It never gets tiresome. For very tiny images like this, my favorite is a scribble of marker on a plate or scrap plastic picked up with a damp brush. I feel very artistic when I mix my own shades!!! Thank you for this very fun card.

Arlene said...

Very cute cards! Thanks for sharing.

Nancy K said...

Great video, Emily! I'm so glad you shared your techniques for adding color to the images. Your card is absolutely charming, love it! So happy to be part another hostess hop!

Janet D. said...

Very cute card, the embossing really is a great detail!

Sandy Small said...

The hipster animals are darling! Thanks for sharing!

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