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:

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256 thoughts on “Hero Arts Anniversary Blog Hop – Day 3”

  1. 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!!

  2. 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

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

  4. Lovely card, and the sentiment made me smile for sure! Would love to get something like that in the mail ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. 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!

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

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

  8. Yay for the Haiku Bunny – I also still have that stamp and have made so many cards with it!
    Love your tea party card ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Lovely card! ๐Ÿ™‚ I like how you have the images repeating in the circle pattern around the focal image.

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

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

  19. 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!

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

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

  22. Your supplies are so beautiful. There are lot of good sample of howโ€™s the cards made with different supplies. Keep up with the inspirations!

  23. 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!!

  24. 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!

  25. 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!

  26. 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.

  27. 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!).

  28. 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!

  29. Your tea card is so freakinโ€™ cute! Love that you are all partnering with Hero Arts to celebrate their 45 years in this industry

  30. 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!

  31. 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!

  32. 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!

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

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

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

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

  37. 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!

  38. 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!

  39. 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.

  40. 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….

  41. Love the teacup card. Greens and blues are pretty together. This cute little stamp set
    goes on my wishlist. I love all the flowers with it. Thanks.

  42. Love the wreath builder from Gina K. The design is so pretty and the sentiment made me laugh. Sounds like that Owl stamp needs to come back. He is super cute as well as the Haiku Bunny. Thanks for showing those.

  43. Super card….tea and or coffee for me….LOL. The card was just adorable….loved out you finished the inside of the card too. I am loving the new Heroโ€™s Hues colors….thank you so much for sharing in this celebration!!!

  44. Wonderful card! I bought the teacup set for a specific purpose, and am so excited to see it used in a different way. Thanks for sharing.

  45. Your style may has change a ton through time but then and now your cards are awesome and a inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing.

  46. A great card, Amy! Another clever way to get more from your stamps! Great to look back at your older posts! We do all change our styles! Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration!

  47. Love this design and your use of the wreath builder. Its fun to discover how many uses there is for it. The colors and card design are stunning! Thank you for sharing!

  48. Dear Amy
    I never thought it was the wreath builder. Your card is really elegant and bright and love the sentiment too. I have a small version of the owl but i dont know from where as it was a part of a gift to me. As i am mobile at the moment i dont have it at the moment with me. Lets celebrate.Love and hugs

  49. Lovely card. You can use any stamps with your wreath builder. I love to use different companies products together too. And I love tea!

  50. Wow Amy! I love how you added the glam to this card by using the wreath builder and the glitter card stock!!! Thanks for the inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. It is interesting to see how your tastes, techniques and interests change over the years. Happy Stamping I love the green.

  52. Very nice card Amy! Such nice colors and I like the "wreath" of flowers. Thanks for sharing your back in the day cards. They were nice too!

  53. I love the glitter background to make everything pop and the colors you chose. Thank you for sharing with us.

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