Love is in the air with Hero Arts - Valentine's release blog hop and GIVEAWAY


Hi stampers! 
Welcome to the Hero Arts Valentine's collection blog hop! As you might have noticed, I love Hero Arts products and I am honored again to be participating in this blog hop. 

For my projects I used 2 sets from the new collection Romeo and Juliet and Heart Pattern Bold Prints background stamp, and I got carried away. 
So bear with me, as I share my projects! 

If at any point you get bored, just hop onto the next blog :D (I will have the same list on the bottom of this post) which is Libby and I check her amazing creations!

Ilina Crouse > you are here


Giveaway:
We will be giving away two $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Thursday, December 15 at 11:59pm PT and we'll announce the winner the following week.


Now, lets move onto the projects! For the first one I made these little rosettes and attached doilies and stamped and cut circles for the middles. You can use these as decoration if you put a twine on it, or you can adhere is to a card as the sample below.



I decided to go little non-Valentine's-ish and make a thank you card using an Valentines set. For the background I did a technique I saw on Jennifer McGuire's blog. You ink you card stock using an shadow ink pad, and stamp with Versamark. Heat set and voila. Next I added the Thank you sentiment that was previously spritzed with shimmer spray. This technique is addictive and I want to make more of these cards.



If you could notice I decided to do different techniques with the background stamp. For this card I stamped it onto old newspapers , and added the sentiment then adhered to my red card base.



Once again, I decided to go with non-Valentine's card with this background stamp. I used the Hello Stamp and cut for the sentiment. The background was stamped in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder



Here's another simple Valentine. For this one I stamped the background with Royal Red ink and let it dry. Then stamped my sentiment, cut the layer and adhered to my white card base.




Let's move to the Romeo and Juliet set. I had this background for quite some time now, so decided to use it. I stamped the images in Versamark and embossed with black sparkle embossing powder. Die cut the layer using the rectangle infinity dies.


Now, I went clean and classic! Black and White with pop of red.


This might be my favorite. I love all the glitter and that star confetti die.




And last, but not the least a simple card using couple Tim Holtz distess ink. 



If you survived to the bottom of this post, congrats! 

But, not it's time to head onto LIbby's blog and she what she has in store for you

Ilina Crouse > you are here






Comments

~amy~ said…
You are amazing...check out ALL of your gorgeous projects!
Jana said…
WOW! So many great projects. So much inspiration!
FeM said…
Wow so many awesome creations. Thanks for sharing them.
Beverly said…
Holy birthday cake Batman!!! You went to town with this release and I love it all! I think my favorite is the green hello card! Truly beautiful work.
Jenny D said…
All of your cards so beautiful I can't pick a favourite!
Jane M said…
Wow, lots of cards and different ideas on how to use the products.
Janet said…
I can't believe how many beautiful cards you made! Awesome!
Di Di W said…
So many beautiful cards and so different! The purple card with the moon is really unique. Great ideas!
Becca Yahrling said…
Wow, you've made some gorgeous cards using gorgeous colors.
I love the Rosettes you made; so fun. And all of the Romeo & Juliet are just beautiful.
Unknown said…
Wow what beautiful cards- very inspired.
Nikki said…
Really nice cards, inspiration galore. Nikki
Scrapthat said…
You really went to town with all the GORGEOUS cards Ilina! The first set really remind me of old vintage Valentines! TFS they are ALL lovely!
Chris Handy said…
Lovely cards. My favorite is the Juliet with the star background.
What a fabulous set of cards! Especially love the hearts stamped on the newsprint - what a beautiful Valentine!!
Natalie said…
OMG! What awesome cards you made. Great job they are adorable.
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Especially like the use of rosettes, like the heart stencil. Fond of Romeo & Juliet.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
littlesavedgirl said…
Whoa you really poured your heart into your cards , so diverse ! Hard to tell they were all designed by the same person and manufacturer , gorgeous , can't gush enough !
Robin P said…
Wow so many beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing so many techniques
What a bevy of inspiration. Love it.
Danielle Dietz said…
A beautiful collection of cards. I think the rosettes are my favorite!
Swapna B Patil said…
awesome creations and awesome information.. thank you so much...
D Walton said…
Wow! So many different cards, so many ways to use the products. Thanks for the generous amount of cards shared.
Toni said…
Fabulous projects and such creayive ideas. Thank you for sharing your art!
Debbie Rumpza said…
Where to begin? I love all of your amazing projects today! How did you do the rosettes? I think they are lovely. I also love all the different techniques and colors you used for the rest of your projects! So inspiring
Pennie said…
so many bright and beautiful colors
Barbara said…
Super cute cards!
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Betty said…
WOW - what a post full of inspiration - so many wonderful ideas - fantastic cards!
Jill H. said…
So many fabulous cards! I think the simple, graphic ones are my favorites. So much fuel for my creative fire! Thanks!
joy said…
What a beautiful collection of cards!!
eliza said…
Wow, what a bunch of great cards! I love the doilies, how original!
Wow! So many beautiful cards!! Just lovely !
Lindar C said…
Your cards are beautiful, I agree, my favorite it the star confetti die
Love the bold heart pattern stencil. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!
liz said…
Wow! You made so many beautiful cards
Unknown said…
I love the black and gold card with Julliet
wowie! so many beautiful projects!! love them all :) thanks for sharing
cheers
preety
nailgirl said…
Love all your cards. It the one with Romeo and Juliette is my fav!!!
Jackie said…
Beautiful Cards!
Denise Kasbohm said…
Wow these are soo amazing!! I love what you did with the circle of hearts on your cards and the newspaper with the red just pops out. Love them.
Geri S said…
Oh my gosh what fabulous ideas and techniques! Love them all!
Mary Holshouser said…
All of the cards are fantastic but my
favorites are the silhouettes.
they really catch my eye and I love them.
thanks for sharing.
Wow! You had so many cards to look at and fall in love with. I like that you had both Valentine and non-Valentine cards using the same materials, plus a variety of techniques. They are all beautiful. Thanks for sharing
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
It is a lovely Valentine Collection and your cards are even more lovely! Thanks for sharing.
Impossible to pick a favorite card! I love that Star Confetti die the most.
Unknown said…
Love how creative you are with the background stamp
Jil Lebel said…
All of your cards are beautiful! It's obvious to see that you were inspired by this release. I am in love with how you added the flower image over the paper doily & rosette. Stunning! Jil
Cherri B said…
What a great idea to stamp on old newspapers! The red just pops on that card! I love all your creative and super cute ideas!
So many cards for inspiration! Thanks for sharing!
Unknown said…
Wow you really put a lot of time and effort into these beautiful cards and decorations. Thank you for all the inspiration!
Unknown said…
Wow! You've been busy again, Ilina. Your cards are a treasure trove of inspiration. I love the star-crossed lovers card, with Juliet alone and Romeo MIA. Thank you for the enthusiasm; it's contagious!
Hannah said…
WOW, thank you so very much for sharing all your lovely cards. I love that sweet newspaper card.
Cindy C. said…
All so dazzling!! Great combination of stamp sets!! Thanks for the inspirations!!
Ditto the WOW. Great cards and use of the release.
KnittingBetsy said…
I just love the “Love Tattoos”. The one that spells out love, with the arrows is my favorite.A close second is the love stamp & cut set. I really *need* those asap. Time to fill up my Christmas list with lots of Hero Arts goodies!
Betsy in the frrreeezzzing cold Seattle suburbs
Kathy Thisted said…
love the romeo & Juliet card it is so fun
Teresa Doyle said…
Oh MY GOODNESS, Ilina! These are all so beautiful! Love the rosettes and rosette card and the black card w/star confetti are my favs. Great work!
Anonymous said…
beautiful cards!!
Unknown said…
So many cards! All of them so lovely!
cghundley said…
Fabulous bunch of
cards, so many
different looks!
All are so pretty.
Carla from Utah
Unknown said…
Wow! So much inspiration! They are all beautiful!
Leanne in Cali said…
Oh my gosh! Fun cards and such variety. Love the backgrounds and details!! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop.
Jamie said…
All your cards are beautiful. I can't pick a favorite!
Spoo said…
Lovely cards! :)
Debbie said…
all of the cards are great, but my favorite is the black with the gold stars
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Unknown said…
Nice cards and great inspiration!
kartelene said…
All of you design are very different special I like them thank you for all your ideas
Cynthia Cole said…
Wow, all of your cards and rosettes are awesome!
Kathy A said…
The more I see of that Heart Pattern background stamp the more I love it and the more I need it!
Anonymous said…
I love the backgrounds on the Romeo and Juliets. Thanks for sharing! Debbie (frickedeb@yahoo.com)
Unknown said…
So many techniques! I love the variation you provided!
Andrea A said…
Your cards are all lovely and very creative. I especially like the red embossed flower heart on the red card stock. So pretty!
Linda said…
Wow! You are ready for a valentine party. Love your cards and can't wait to try some!
TLady said…
WOW!!!! WHAT A COLLECTION of cards!!!! You went ALL OUT, Ilina! JUST BEAUTIFUL, EACH & EVERY ONE!!!!!!!!!!!
Immi said…
Very pretty! Love all the vivid color!
Miriam Prantner said…
Great cards! I love that new background stamp, it is so gorgeous in the purple!
Varada said…
Looks like you really had lots of fun with those goodies! Inspiration explosion!! Thanks for sharing :-)
Wow! You have been a busy little bee! Your cards are amazing with such a variety of techniques! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!
MelissaF said…
Love the doily-like decorations for a gift or for a card, and the backgrounds for all the various cards are so beautiful, I especially love the one on newsprint background, thanks for sharing all these amazing cards and inspiration.
Laura said…
Great job. I especially like the purple one.
Psychomak said…
They are all works of art. I love the black with gold lady on the balcony.
Judys said…
Yes, I made it to the end! Who wouldn't with all those gorgeous cards. I especially like the star confetti card. Thanks.
Colleen said…
Wow, so many great cards. And I love that technique from Jen/McGuire it is so pretty
CathyL said…
So many great ideas!
Wow, lots of lovely cards. You really went to town with the new release.
Abby said…
Great projects!
Ann K said…
Love your designs - that heart background stamp is awesome!
Barbara said…
WOW! WOW! WOW! You went all out with these designs. The cards are all beautiful and I think you had a lot of fun! :)
Laura Peddicord said…
It's fun to see how the same background stamp can bring such a different look because of the colors being used! Love the looks. Thank you for sharing.
Unknown said…
Liked all of the ideas that you shared with us. One of my favorites was the thank you card.
Linda M said…
Wow, you've been busy! Your cards are beautiful! I love all the different ways you used the stamps. Thanks for providing this fabulous inspiration!
Unknown said…
wow so beautiful. I love all these cards. Amazing and awesome color choices.
Patt H. said…
A whole plethora of gorgeous cards! These are all so beautiful! Thanks for sharing all this creativity.
Patty said…
Well I just want to say...I definitely wasn't bored...but I was definitely overwhelmed with all your crafty creativeness!! I think you've gone plum crazy!! Everything you created was beautiful! I am just going to comment on my faves which were....the lovely purpley thank you card, the red hot Love You So Much card, the Romeo & Juliet black sparkly card against the lovely purple inked background, and last but not least, your last but not least Tim Holtz inked card...just beautiful!!
Elaine said…
Dynamite cards....love them!
Unknown said…
Wow, so many fun and cute cards! I loved them all. TFS
Beatrice Lawson said…
So amazed at how many lovely cards you created! Loved the white, red and black, but the last one with all the gorgeous gold on black was the best!
Mylissa Stout said…
Ilina....WOW.....Your cards are FANTASTIC...YES....every single one of them...I made it all the way to the end without a problem because your cards just adorable!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and providing so much inspiration!!!!! XOXO
Janet said…
Wow love how you showed use of the stamps in different ways!!! Thank you for sharing! Really enjoyed all the different Cards! Thanks again!!!!
Unknown said…
How amazing to show the versatility of the stamp sets with your lovely cards. The background looked so different in each card depending on color and layout. Then the Purple Romeo amd Juliet! You said you had the background already and then is incredible because it was absolutely perfect here. Just made for each other
Rachel W said…
So many beautiful cards.
Renee V said…
Gorgeous cards, the Romeo & Juliet cards blew me away! You mentioned you had the background already done for the first card - was that patterned paper or did you stamp the moon and stars? So beautiful!!!
Marina said…
OMG, all your cards are gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing those ideas!
mary said…
Love all of them, beautiful!
cindybearj said…
Wow, you are an over-achiever! I love all your projects.
Ahava said…
Lovely cards, nice to see a variation from red for love and the other uses for all these fantastic products. Love the Romeo and Juliet and gorgeous heart nesting dies. #justgottahavethemall
Cee said…
Love all the different backgrounds...so much inspiration!
bev p said…
Wow! It looks like your brain is wired like mine. I get a new stamp set and immediately think of 10 ways to use it! I love the rosettes. What a great idea. I will be sure to try that! And the background on newspaper turned out truly amazing! Thanks so much for inspiring me.
Peculiaris said…
Oh WOW!! So many amazing projects! You clearly had fun and now it's our turn haha! Thanks so much for the inspiration, I love that you use the same product (that hearts background stamp is so awesome!) in different ways, it really gets my creativity going. Thanks you!❤
Deeps said…
Love your creations.
Kit A said…
Oh my, these are all wonderful cards. I like them all. Thanks for the inspiration.
Sabrina said…
WOW!! You've been very busy!! Your cards are so pretty and beautiful!!!! I wasn't sure and the Romeo and Juliet stamp set but now that I have seen your cards, I am sold and I am loving it!!
Jackie said…
Beautiful cards! I really like the rosettes you made. I also like all the different things you did with that lovely background stamp. That black and purple thank you card is my favourite. I'm going to have to try that technique. Looks like you were having fun. Thanks for sharing!
Rosemary said…
WOW!! what an amazing set of cards!!
Dee Earnshaw said…
Omg these projects are gorgeous. I don't know how you come up with such incredible designs, but thank you for sharing your talents with us:)
Beautiful and inspiring collection of projects. TFS
Debbie A. said…
Oh, wow, Ilina! Your cards are fabulous! And the rosettes are stunning! I want to run right to my craft room and make those! I have that great thank you die set, but I'd like to get the Love Stamp and Die set. Great font. Thanks so much for sharing with us all your great creations and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.
Angela Walters said…
I love the rosettes that you created on your first card. They are really pretty! Nice job on all of your many other cards, too!
Unknown said…
Love all of your cards and the doilies
Unknown said…
Beautiful! So many great ideas.
Larissa Heskett said…
WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! You're AMAZING!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE ALL of the Designs!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)
Unknown said…
I am totally in awe of the depth of color in all of your designs! One by one they were a pleasure to see!
maria f. said…
SOOO much eye candy. You had me at bold and beautiful purple!
Nandini said…
Wow! All the cards are gorgeous and really showcase the new release well. I love the colors and the background stamp is beautiful!
I LOVE your collection of cards! They are all so amazing and beautiful!
Deb Selby said…
Wow what a collection of cards. My favourite is the purple Romeo and Juliet. When you have a great patterned paper and the right silhouette stamps..............perfection.
Michelle said…
Amazing! My favorite was the black and whit.
fyk said…
Wow! I think each card was amazing and you've used all of the new products in such different and inspiring ways! Thanks!
Denise Bryant said…
Gorgeous cards! Love the layering and dimension on the first one!
Macimbalo said…
Love all your cards - so much inspiration - just beautiful work!!!
Kris in Alaska said…
Those are all simply amazing!
Beautiful cards, love all the inventive ways you used these stamps.
Andrea Shell said…
Wow, so many awesome and different designs! I love that background stamp!
Judie said…
Oh my gosh so many beautiful creations! Love the romeo and juliet ones!!!
Unknown said…
Just wonderful... I love every one of these cards!
Ashley Wells said…
I love your tide pool colored card. Adorable!
SueB said…
all great cards and hard to pick a fav from the group but my fav group are those using the circle of hearts background stamp; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!
Jean Bullock said…
Girl, my pinterest button is smokin'! You are a one woman show! Thanks for showing us so many wonderful ways to use the new release. I am seriously considering the heart circle bold print stamp.
Arlene said…
Some amazing cards! WOW.
D.Ann C said…
Yowza!! Soooo much to love here! Where do I begin? with the super elegant Juliet beneath the stars? with Romeo and Juliet beneath that fabulous moon? with that gorgeous distress ink border? or that border stamped on a printed page? or those lovely rosettes? All genius!
Unknown said…
Thanks for showing us so many different possibilities for this release ! They are all so pretty ! TFS !
Lee said…
Tons of cards and so many good ideas. The black and white silhouette is stunning.
nzillingworth said…
what fun cards. brill job.
Indy's Designs said…
Your colors are so vibrant! Beautiful work!
Janet said…
Awesome release!
Lovin' all the examples!
~God bless
Unknown said…
Wow! You really worked hard. These are all lovely. Not sure which is my favorite but I love those rosettes and that moon background on the silhouette card.
Tammy B said…
Great cards! Such an awesome variety!
Laurie said…
Great cards!! I am really loving that bold heart background. You really showed the versatility of it! Awesome!
Kleri said…
Stunning cards!I love the many different variations of the same stamp.Thank you for the inspiration.
Daria Z. said…
WOW, you've been busy!! Such wonderful cards and a nice variety of styles from each stamp set.
Mary Lobo said…
Oh my goodness, these are stunning!
Kate B said…
Wow! So many great cards! Looks like you had fun creating - thanks for sharing!
Susan K said…
Love all your cards - beautiful. Great to see the same stamps used in various ways and colors. Thanks!!!!