Thursday, December 14, 2017

Hero Arts 2018 Valentine's Day Catalog Release - Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY


Hi stampers! 
Welcome to the Hero Arts Valentine's collection blog hop! 
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 Michelle and I check her amazing creations!

Ilina Crouse - that's ME

I have few projects for you today, so please bear with me. 
For my first project I am using the Mini Calendar kit, which actually is not really part of the Valentine's collection, but with the New Year coming pretty soon, we all need 2018 calendar and on. I LOVE this kit! The kit includes:
  • 6x8 clear set of months, days, dates, icons and other calendar essentials
  • 12 sheets of 4x6 heavy white card stock
  • 1 cube Intense Black hybrid ink
  • 1 calendar stand
So, for my calendar I used paper and set that came in the kit. I stamped the border , days and year with versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder. Next I stamped the dates using Intenese black ink, made the banners, stamped on the calendar pages and put them together. 






For my next card I used Loving Swans wood mount set and at the end I used the Floral Border with die frame cuts. I blended the background using bubble gum, orchid and grape juice ink pads.Added little splatters using the Pink Metallic Mist. Colored the swans using my Chameleon Pens and Pencils, cut them out and assembled the card.




My next card features the new set called Cherrubs. I decided to make a shaker card and used the new mist to add shimmer and color to the background inside. The cherubs were stamped using the pink to red ombre ink then die cut. 



And then we have the Otter stamp and cut set. I love these cute otters. I decided to cut them out and form shape of a heart and adhered to vellum heart. My background was stenciled using 3 colors of ink (tide pool, antiqua and navy) to get ombre effect. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. Added some sequins to add more interest. 





Giveaway
Hero Arts will  be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please ask hoppers to comment by Thursday, December 21st at 11:59pm PT and we'll announce the winner the following week.

Blog hop list:
Ilina Crouse - that's ME

78 comments:

  1. I love the cute animal cards...I also like the calendar ones but as a newbie I am afraid I would get very frustrated.

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  2. Cute cards and calendars! I especially like the swans.

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  3. Wonderful projects! Love the calendar. Cheers.

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  4. Pretty and cute creations. My favorite is the Swans. That is beautiful. So creative. [Bunny]

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  5. I love them all! I haven't made a calendar in a while so that's a great idea!

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  6. Beautiful cards and really lovely calendar!

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  7. AWESOME cards & calendars! I especially love the Lovely Swans card!

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  8. Love the variety of cards you made. The Calender kit is something I might have overlooked, but your samples are amazing!

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  9. This is an amazing collection of cards! Each one is really gorgeous! My favorite is the beautiful calendar collection! There is so much detail and time invested in this, and it looks beautiful! That would make a beautiful gift for someone too!

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  10. Those are some great projects. I really like the Valentines. It brings me back to my childhood. I LOVED Valentines Day.

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  11. Darling creations!
    Love the shaker.
    Carla from Utah

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  12. Awesome projects! You really showed a variety of different ideas and styles - love the colors!!!

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  13. Calender kit makes a Great front "cover" for a birthday card. Stmap month of person's birthday like Ilina did for her first card, highlight date of birthday, and add pop up birthday cake, cupcake or message inside of card with fling confetti or gift card to birthday person's favorite place. Swans and Giraffes make Great Anniversary, Wedding cards especially for coupls who Love Nature at it's finest. Great Job!

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  14. Wow, what a fabulously creative post! I do believe I need the mini calendar kit - it's so awesome! Your swan card is simply magnificent & stunning. Love the darling shakers - they're my favorite! And of course the otters are so cute.

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  15. Great inspiration! I love the swans card and I have that border die. What a great idea to use black paper for a silhouette look!

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  16. Beautiful creations ! I specially love the otter card, it's really cute.

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  17. I really love the calendar idea.

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  18. Can I say WOW? I love all of these, absolutely ALL.

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  19. Love them all ... you did a great job!

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  20. All of your cards and projects are adorable.

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  21. wow love all your cads today especially the last card - the otter is just darling

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  22. These are all such lovely projects, especially the swan card. I also love the calendar and will have to give it a try.

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  23. Love the swan card! Beautiful!

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  24. I enjoyed all of your cards but the swans stole my heart. So cute.

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  25. Such great projects. Those swans are so elegant and your designs are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  26. Great projects here, I particularly like the calendar. I see that it is currently out of stock, but I will watch for it.

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  27. Wow so many beautiful cards. I really love your shaker and the swan. Thank you for sharing.

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  28. Nice ideas and great projects! Your calendar is great. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!!

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  29. Awesome calendar pages, love that project! The swans are so beautiful with that die and the cherubs too. The otters are my favorite, so adorable! LOVE your beautiful cards!

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  30. Wow, were to start, the calendars look a great, fun kit for 2018, your 3 cards are beautiful, you've used beautiful colours on each & great fun images, I like them all very much x

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  31. Fabulous projects. Those calendars are so awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Wonderful variety of projects.

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  33. your projects are wonderful but that swan card took my breath away such a beautiful design. I am in love with that card!

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  34. I didn't know Hero Arts had a mini calendar stamp! Love!

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  35. OHMYGOSH what fun surprises as I kept scrolling down the page!! Love them all!!!

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  36. Magnificent cards!!! I especially love the swans, that's what was on our wedding invitations 29 years ago. Gorgeous colors!!! Thanks for sharing your time & talent with us!!!

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  37. I really like how you used the waves stencil behind the otters. Cute card!

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  38. Totally awesome cards!! Love them all, especially the swans!

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  39. Lovely idea. I really like the calendars.. what a neat idea. Those swans are just gorgeous as well.. Have to add those to my cart :)

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  40. Love the otters, especially the stenciled background!!! The calendar is also amazing <3

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  41. So much beautiful inspiration, Ilina! Very inspiring ideas!

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  42. Your calendar is SO inspiring - I just may have to get that set! And while ALL of your cards are amazing, that swan card just melts my heart <3

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  43. Loved your cards especially the shaker card. The swan card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us!

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  44. Wow! So many beautiful creations! The swan one just stole my heart!! Totally love that card!! <3

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  45. I love each and every one of your projects!! The swans are just beautiful and the otters in the shape of a heart..... be still! Gorgeous inspiration here!!

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  46. Awesome calendar and Valentine's cards!

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  47. Love the two colors of swans. That card is gorgeous. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  48. The swan card is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  49. I just made 30 calendars. Wish
    I'd have had this kit. Love the
    swans - the die cut is beautiful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  50. Awesome calendar pages and cards! Love the swans card... amazing!

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  51. wow ! You did an amazing job ! I love all your three cards, they’re all lovely. But I also love your calendar ! margessw@icloud.com

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  52. What a variety of gorgeous projects! The calendar is practical and pretty and I love your swan design with that dramatic background

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  53. I like all your cards my favorite is the Swans.

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  54. Awww!!! Love your Valentine's projects!!! They're adorable!!!

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  55. You're AMAZING. Love them all!

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  56. What a awesome bunch of cards and the gorgeous calendar, love it!
    Thanks for all the inspiration with these great products.

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  57. Sweet cards and great project. Calendars are a favorite

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  58. Beautiful creations! Love them all!

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  59. I love your projects today! I do really like that calendar kit... I'm going to have to check it out!

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  60. Love the calendar project. The swan card is so beautiful and the other two card are so cute. Thanks for sharing...

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  61. Fantastic calendar and cards! I love, love, love the swan card - gorgeous!

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  62. So much variety in your projects today. The swan card is stunning. Hand made calendars make wonderful gifts.

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  63. Wow so many amazing creations! The swan one is stunning!

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  64. Wonderful projects! You really showcased these new products beautifully!

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  65. Wow, you really went in all the directions you were inspired for this hop! I love that. While all of them are beautiful, I think my favorite is the swan sunset one. You just don't see a lot of black on Valentine's cards, but this evokes a feeling of night and intimacy that is really sweet. I also love seeing the black swan! I should color more black swans; it makes such a difference and makes people take notice. Thanks for sharing all the many creative ways your brain works!

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  66. You’ve been busy, so many great cards. Love the mini calendar set.

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  67. Awesome Post I really Like Its.
    Thanks for you sharing such a valueable post
    Valentine Day Cards & Messages

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