Hero Arts 2017 Wintertime Fun Catalog Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY

Hi stampers! 
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and that is the Hero Arts Wintertime Fun catalog blog hop. I am excited over the top to be guesting one more time for Hero Arts! 
If you haven't seen the catalog, better run to look at it. It's AH-Mazing! 

So, if you are following the hop, you should have landed here from Kathy's blog and you are floored by her creations, and now you'll going to be bored here. And if that happens, head over to Clare's blog, she's your next stop, and don't skip it, she has something great in store for you.

Before I go onto my cards, you can see the Hero Arts Entire Wintertime Fun release HERE

Now onto my cards! For my first one I used the new infinity dies (12 point stars) to dry emboss the background (use thicker card stock for this, I used 110lb Neenah), and my favorite set from the catalog, The color layering baby penguin!!!! This little buddy is so stinkin' cute! I stamped the image then die cut it with the coordinating dies. For the sentiment I used strip of black card stock and stamped in versamark, then embossed with white embossing powder.



Next up is shaker card featuring the new Frost Sequins and shaker card using the new set Bird Words. I stamped the birds using the Pool to Navy Ombre ink and die cut them. I created the shaker using the circle infinity dies and filled it with Frost sequins. The background for the shaker was sponged using Soft Pool and Tide Pool inks, then on it I stamped the branch from the Ornaments Stamp and cut set and embossed in white. I stamped the sentiment from Winter Silhouettes with Ombre ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.



This next card, includes a lot of embossing, so I got video that will be available later today. I used the new ornaments stamp and cut and a new bold prints stamp! Come back later today for the video




Fot my next card I used background stamp and embossed with gold then did ink blending using Soft Pink, Cotton Candy and Bubblegum shadow inks. Next I die cut the sentiment along with few times. I added Stick it adhesive on the back before die cutting. I sponged one of the die cuts with versamark and embossed with  Igold embossing powder. I stacked all die cuts together (and adhered) in order to get dimensional look. I stamped the sentiment on strip of vellum and embossed with gold. Adhered to the panel and added to black card base. To finish it off I added some Champagne Sequins. 



And this is another of my favorites. I used Penguin family and circle infinity dies.I stamped the image in black and embossed  using clear embossing powder , then I colored it using my Chameleon pens! I made a mask from masking paper and circle infinity dies and sponged inside the circle using Soft Pool and Tide Pool ink pads. When dry I stamped the falling snow and embossed with white embossing powder. I cut the images and adhered to my panel. Stamped the sentiment from Winter Silhouettes set and embossed with clear embossing powder. To finish off my card I adhered my panel to black note card and added some sequins. 




Giveaway
Hero Arts will giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please ask hoppers to comment by Wednesday, 8/30 at 11:59pm PT and we'll announce the winner the following week.
Blog Hop List
The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Cathy Zielske
Wanda Guess
Kathy Racoosin
Ilina Crouse -- That'a ME
Clare Prezzia
Yana Smakula
Lydia Fiedler
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Amy Tsuruta
Michelle Short
May Park
Libby Hickson

Comments

~amy~ said…
YOU are a super star...LOVE all the gorgeous inspiration!
Kristie Goulet said…
WOW! Love all of your cards! Thank you for sharing so much amazing inspiration!
Lynette said…
All of your cards are amazing.
Elena P. said…
All of your cards are beautiful! I love them.
Becca Yahrling said…
Wow, what a beautiful group of cards! Love the sweet birdie shaker. The stunning purple & gold card - stunning (& Peace is my favorite word). They are all just lovely.
Berina RGA said…
Wow!! So many beautiful cards! Love the bird shaker card. The pink is gorgeous with the background embossing. The purple ornament is so pretty.
Kajcyika said…
oh, love every single card! The colors are just perfect ♥
My goodness...you out did yourself on this release. But why not? Thanks
cm said…
An array of cards that have my Christmas spirit soaring! Gorgeous, all!
~carol
Shari said…
WOW loads of great Christmas cards. The penguin is just so stinkin' cute with his little bowtie :)
Unknown said…
Holy cow you got a lot of cards and inspiration here! I think the purple ornament card is my favorite, but those birds run a close second, and I literally loled at the penguin card. :D
{VICKI} said…
ALL YOUR CARDS
ARE GREAT
TIS THE SEASON IS MY FAVE
Mint63 said…
Great Ideas - These cards are beautiful
Lisa
Robin said…
I love all your cards, but I think my favorite is the blue one with the birds. It's so pretty!
Lisa Reber said…
Wow. Certainly not bored here! I can't decide which one is my favorite...shaker, beautiful purple ornament or the penguin family. They are all stunning!
craftygal1 said…
Wowza! All these cards are wonderful!
Karthikha said…
Wow!! Beautiful array of cards :) The lavendar one and the last one are my favourites!
Joy said…
Wow! Love all your cards, but especially the "blessings" one. Just gorgeous!
Jill said…
You made so many great cards! I especially like the embossed backgrounds you made!
Catherine Smith said…
Beautiful Cards thanks for sharing :)
Sandy S. said…
I like the star background stamp and the way you've used it.
Pat Baker said…
WOW You made it hard to pick a favorite! I do love all the extra embossing - it really makes that extra "something" to make the card stand out!
Pennie said…
All your cards are beautiful!
Barbara S said…
Thanks for sharing these wonderful cards. I really love the penguins.
Shannon said…
Thanks for sharing! I love the purple ornament card with the gold embossing - fantastic!
Debbie said…
beautiful cards. love your style :-)
Lisa Moline said…
Love all of your cards! They are all lovely! Each one just made me smile! Thank you for sharing!
Debbie Rumpza said…
Great cards! Is that penguin the cutest or what???
Joy Meadows said…
Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration.
Lisa H. said…
I really love that purple ornament peace and love card. That's a sentiment we especially need in our world right now!
Unknown said…
What stunning cards! I absolutely adore all of them, but I especially love that beautiful gold and pink Christmas card!
sharon g said…
Oh my gosh, your cards are amazing! As I looked at each, I fell in love with each...
nancy dempsey said…
I love the fact that not all of your cards are necessarily for Christmas, but you used Christmas supplies. They are all beautiful and I'm glad I don't have to choose a favorite!
stampwithsandy said…
What a fabulous collection of cards! I especially love the card with the purple ornament. Love a Christmas card in non-traditional colors.
Janet D. said…
Oh my goodness, your gorgeous cards are fabulous!! I love that you used non-traditional Christmas colors!
love the word bird cards, too cute.
Unknown said…
Your cards are beautiful! I really like your embossed ornament card! I can't wait to see the video! Thanks for sharing!
greggers said…
Your cards are all gorgeous, I love the purple ornament one!
Broni said…
What beautiful cards! I especially love the look of the gold embossed stars background and the penguin card is wonderfully awesome!
Carol said…
Simply gorgeous! I am loving all the new goodies!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com
Pitney said…
So many wonderful ideas!!!!
Steffany said…
Love the purple ornament card and pink & gold background!
dligon said…
your cards are all so pretty. Love this release
Sue D said…
Lovely variety of cards with these products. Love the penguins.
Adorable cards! The Penguins caught my heart, so sweet. I love the texture and all of the details in each one. Well done!
Unknown said…
Wow! Can't choose just one favorite, they are all fantastic. Thx for inspiring us!
Kathy said…
Gorgeous cards!!Hard to pick a favorite!!
Franka said…
That penguin is so adorable. Great cards.
Binte Yousuf said…
All the cards are beautiful, but i liked the pink and gold one The Most. Because:
Its pink, gold, embossed , vellum... and sequins.... the perfect combination <3
Geri S said…
Love the cards and the wonderful color choices!
Ann K said…
Gorgeous cards - I love that star die. Great inspiration - thank you so much.
Kailash said…
Such lovely inspiration with all these beautifully crafted cards!!!
liz said…
Wow you made so many beautiful cards. I don't know which is my favorite!
Sabrina said…
What lovely cards!!
Lori Kobular said…
All of your cards are beautiful! You sure have been busy! My favorite is the Penguin Family card, it is just so lovely!
Carol Henderson said…
Oh my, you really went to town. Every one of your cards is wonderful, unique and beautiful. I think you probably have most of your holiday cards done or at least a pretty good start.
Genie said…
Love your cards thank you so much. You are so talented.
bev p said…
all I have to say is "if I win, I will be getting the birds!" Your cards are all lovely, but I find myself drawn to the monochromatic ones most. Hmmmm. It's a bit of a surprise to me, but there it is! Thanks so much for such lovely examples.
Teri S. said…
Oh, my goodness Ilina. I am overwhelmed by the beauty of each of your cards. Wow! I'd be hard pressed to pick a favourite. I could say what I like about each, but it would take too long.
Colleen said…
I really love the prior and pink cards and your use of the background stamps. Absolute stunners!
Christi Conley said…
Your cards are so inspiring and SO different!! I love the penguin family, but, I love them all!
Leanne in Cali said…
Wow, very nice cards! The backgrounds are beautiful and I enjoy seeing what you do with other stamp sets (like that cute penguin). Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!
Unknown said…
There are so many wonderful cards in this post. I love each and every one of them.
Gail said…
Amazing work - very artistic! TFS
Crystal G said…
Love the birds shaker card.
Tammy B said…
Great cards! Love the gold embossed backgrounds.
Susan said…
what a flurry of awesome cards! love them all!
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
Beautiful holiday collection!
JmB said…
Beautiful color combos and great inspiration for holiday cards. I am loving the star dies. Thank you.
Celeste Goff said…
Such amazingly beautiful cards! You've been a busy crafter!!!
Kerry M said…
I love the baby penguin card with the star embossed behind to really pop the penguin. Awesome
k ostgard said…
Love the wonderful cards you made very nice.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a blessed day!
Kimberly
NicoleN said…
What a beautiful selection of cards. I really like the dry embossing with the baby penguin.
Suzan Dorchik said…
stunning holiday cards.
Michelle H said…
Your cards are gorgeous. The penquin cards stole my heart.
San said…
Out of all of your lovely projects, my eyes feasted on the pink and gold--using the star background. Your cards are truly inspirational.
Roberta S. said…
You are being too hard on yourself. With your bored comment I was expecting 1 card...WOW! your entry is far from boring. I love the purple ornament card but then the next card I loved too. Then the family of penguins. Definitely not boring and very hard to pick just one as a favorite here. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards and how you made them.
Kathie Krawczyk said…
I really like the bird card. So beautiful.
Jeanne Beam said…
Great cards. I really love the penguin card, so sweet. Thanks for sharing...
Miriam Prantner said…
Fantastic cards! I am in love with that background and I love those ombre birds on the second card too!
Heather said…
Wow, wow, wow!! You were a busy lady!! Each of these cards is just fantastic! I thought the first was awesome and then I saw the second, and then the third . . . so on and so on! What a great job showcasing all of these products!
sandie said…
The penguins are so cute but the Blessings card is so elegant and stunning
Great cards and a great release
Pam said…
All of your cards are so beautiful.
Janelle said…
Wow!! Love your embossed backgrounds. But the dancing penguin is my favorite...right out of a movie?!
kathy s said…
love love love all these cards they are all so totally different but all so beautiful. Thank you for sharing and the inspiration.
Alll your card are great but the first one in all black and white (and the nice final red bow-tie touch !) is very classy.
Like the variety, especially the Penguins (makes me think of the movie).
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
Phyllis said…
These cards are all great, making it hard to choose a favorite. Hero Arts has knocked it out of the park with this release and you have shown some great ways of using these new products.
MJ said…
Wow so many beautiful cards. Love this release.
Beverley said…
So hard to pick a favourite, but that gorgeous chubby baby penguin has to take first place, he's so cute!
Kris in Alaska said…
I'm in love with those infinity dies! These are all superb!
Kris in Alaska said…
I'm in love with those infinity dies! These are all superb!
Denise Bryant said…
Beautiful cards! I love the one with the ornament... awesome colors!
Unknown said…
Beautiful cards!
amymwz said…
Those penguins are sooo cute. The purple card is to die for. Love the colors.
DMcKelvey said…
Your cards are fabulous and I love the purple card. The Penguin family is adorable also.
Tanya Suresh said…
NONE of these are boring!!! Love all the pretty heat embossing and the adorable penguin card!! Never thought about a black panel which totally makes for a perfect masculine Christmas card! :)
905lovestostamp said…
I love that you've created a bunch of cards, all are stunning, but what really took my eye was the blessings card with that WONDERFUL starburst background die that immediately went onto my cart at Hero Arts, WOW!!! My mind went into all directions thinking of what I wanted to do with that stamp, thank you Ilina!!! I also loved the ornament card with the shades of lavender/purple. As one crafter wrote a flurry of cards, and I couldn't express it better. LOVELY!!!

Best wishes,

Joanne Lowe
SMWhite said…
I love the cards, the star background is my absolute favorite, gorgeous.
These are such awesome cards!! I keep going back to that penguin family...awesome!
Christy Malone said…
Great cards! I especially like the penguin and bird cards. :)
Deb Selby said…
Great looking set of cards! What an amazing release from Hero Arts.
Unknown said…
I totally love all of these cards. Amazing.
mtscrapgal said…
Thanks for giving us so many beautiful cards. They are fabulous.
Talitha said…
What great cards! Love the variety. The penguins are my favorite.
Marci said…
Love the cards Ilina!!!! That penguin tho.
Lindar C said…
All your cards are beautiful but my favorite color is purple , so I love the purple ornament card!
Lee said…
Wonderful cards but OOOH, loved the pink one with embossed gold background. So different and gorgeous.
All of your cards are spectacular! I can't choose a favorite! I loved the Bird Words. Hadn't noticed them in the catalog.
Unknown said…
Wow! What a treat. These are all amazing. Love the pink w/gold embossing - so pretty & the shaker card is lovely too. Thanks!
Elaine said…
Great cards...your designs are awesome!
luv2scr@p said…
Wow, these are awesome cards!
Ava Gavloski said…
Love the penguin presentation
Stef Perry said…
So many beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing all this wonderful inspiration!
Chark said…
wow! love them all!
Sue McRae said…
Wow, what an amazing assortment of card designs!
Unknown said…
As I go from blogger to blogger, my wish list grows! Ilina's card with the big star background stamp is just amazing with the pink background and gold embossing. Cha-ching-there is another item to add to my list!
Nicole B said…
So many wonderful card ideas! I love embossing, so I am particularly fond of your intricate, embossed backgrounds. Especially the purple ornament card; what a great color idea for a holiday card!
Linda Anderson said…
What a bevy of beautiful cards! You have been busy...and the results are gorgeous! I love them all, from the sweet little penguin dressed in his tux to dance to the gorgeous purple ornament. Truly fabulous! Thanks for sharing.
Lillian said…
All your cards are lovely! My favourite is the one with the penguin family. This stamp set would also be great for baby cards!
Birgit said…
So many wonderful cards and they're all sweet as can be!
Kathy S said…
All of your cards are gorgeous, I can't even choose one as a favorite. I love them all.
Wow! Beautiful cards! So creative.
FD91354 said…
Well, I started by saying oh, I like that, then the next I was like, oh, that too.. Then the next, oh, I like that.. Well, I guess I like them ALL. Ahh.. pocketbook, oh pocket book.. where are you?
Diane said…
Beautiful cards
Mary Holshouser said…
So many fantastic cards to choose from.
I love that infinity die.
Have to try the embossing.
thanks for sharing.
Cheri said…
Wonderful - just lovely cards! Very motivating, too......
Unknown said…
All your cards are amazing but the purple one is incredible! Looking forward to the video.
brenda said…
All of your cards are great but my favorites are the pink blessings card and the purple card - absolutely stunning!
Deeps said…
All your cards are spectacular. I love the lavender card with the gold embossing. Beautiful.
Stefanie White said…
I am really loving the star die, I love all of your cards but that one is my favorite!
Terebene said…
I love the penguin and the adorable star die. So cute!
Tanja said…
Beautiful cards, I love the subtle ombre effects on the second and third cards.
I love your color combos, especially the purple and silver!
Karen L K said…
Wow Ilina you went to town! Such nice cards with great looking color combos! Of course the penguins are super cute.
Rosemary said…
wow!! gorgeous set of cards!!
Janette said…
All your cards are beautiful, love love the colors.
Kristi H. said…
Wow! You created a bunch of fun projects, but the penguin family is my favorite! I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
DisDesigns said…
Oh those birds - oh the penguins - oh I'm going to spend some serious cash... Your cards are amazing!!!
Renee M said…
My goodness, you've been busy making cards! They are so pretty. The dry-embossed stars on the first card are gorgeous, and the little penguin family on the last card is especially sweet and beautifully colored.
Carolyn Sharkas said…
Ilina, I have been following your beautiful work for a long time and these are absolutely beautiful! I love birds, so the penguins and the Word Birds are favorites, I also love the blessings and Peace & Love cards. You are so talented and I am so thankful that you share with all of us.
eliza said…
Wow, I LOVE the embossed backgrounds! So gorgeous!
Marianne said…
Oh wow! What an amazing selection of cards. Love each and every one of them!
All your cards are stunning!! Hard to choose a favorite...but I think it's the blue word birds, gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration! :)
Dawn J said…
What a beautiful choice of colors, both for Christmas and to welcome the new year.
Kim Gottlieb said…
LOVE all your cards! Fantastic inspiration.
aasheeta said…
Beautiful cards!
Sheila said…
Beautiful cards..love the different colors used! My favorite is the purple peace and love ornament card...very rich looking!!!