Hello! Today I’m excited to join Hero Arts along with several other talented designers to kick off their Winter release with a blog hop.
My first project features several new sets. I used the Vintage Post for the background. After embossing the script in clear, I smooshed the watercolor cardstock using a few different distress inks for a colorful resist look.
The greenery is from Holly Days and the sentiment is from Holiday Tags.
This next card features the adorable Holiday Animals stamp set. I used masking to add the cute stocking caps to their heads. I also freehand cut a snowy hill as a mask to blend in the subtle background. The sentiment is from Coffee Cup Tags.
Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, August 28 at 11:59pm PT and we’ll announce the winner the following week.
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I love your mistletoe card! The bear is so cute!
Love both cards….getting into the mood to make Christmas cards.
Super cute cards and great bright colors
Gorgeous cards. I love the black panel on the first card!
Two beautiful cards! I especially love the mistletoe card! Exquisite!!!
Your mistletoe card = gorgeous
Holiday animals = adorable
Always love your projects!
Just beautiful, Laura! The background you created on your Peace & Joy card is absolutely gorgeous!! ♡
Your first card is SOOO pretty Laura…LOVE that background! Such non traditional colors too, but it totally works!! And your 2nd card is just too cute! Great coloring and masking too!! :0)
Wow! Christmas is coming, huh? Great card ideas!
Beautiful serene card and fun critter card. I love the bears scarf. So cute.
So cute….I want that poinsettia! ♡♡♡
Rainbow scarf oh my on my list to wear .
How cozy they look in their rainbow scarf and hats. So cute. And I love the “Peace and Joy” card. Your background is so pretty. Gonna have to try smooshing.
Love that scripty background. Pink and gold and green, subtle but still Christmasy. And you do critters so well! Some lovely products in this release!
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Love both cards. This first card is very beautiful and the second card is so cute.
Wow! These cards are great! Love the Christmas card colors and techniques and the animals are simply adorable!
Your mistletoe card is just beautiful (love the script bg.) and the critter card is so adorable!
Great cards and colors! 🙂
Once again you are one of my favorite designers on this hop!!
These are both wonderful. Lovely backgrounds on them.
Two amazing cards–elegant and then cute. I love how no matter what stamp set you use your style shines right through!
Great cards!! I”m totally in love with the critter one – you always impress!!!
Those are nice cards. Perfect for the holidays.
Beautiful cards. Love the non-traditional colors.
Love the background on the first card and the fun colorful scarf on the bear.
Laura I just love that text background and the Holiday Tag in black. Such a gorgeous card!
I love your second card. The animals are so cute!
Love the bear and mouse card. So cute.
Love both cards… but the one with the scripty writing took my breath away! I love the color blending with the white embossing…. so beautiful!
that first card! oh the background!
The colors on your Peace & Joy card are gorgeous!
Both cards are great. Love the little bear.
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Lovely Christmas cards. Love the colors, Laura Great release!
Wow, both of those cards are fantastic.
Such adorable cards!
Love the way you do your backgrounds!
Your first card is stunning! So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Both are beautiful! Love the bear with his cute rainbow scarf.
Your cards are always so amazing! Your blending is done so wonderfully and I adore your designs! 🙂
Love the script background and your watercoloring of course. An elegant card. And then we have the cutie patootie critters with your signature ink blending background. Stunning. Thanks!
How stinkin cute! I have always adored your coloring of your projects! So stunning!
Love your ink blending. Thank you for sharing with us all. Beautiful cards. Thanks.
I love the ink resist card. Thanks for sharing
Laura I love both your cards but the background on the first one is just stunning!
love all of your choices on both of these FAB cards!
Such fun little critters- but that mistletoe – wow!!! Gorgeous!
Your cards always make me smile.
Love your cards and your signature rainbow touch to both.
The bear is way to cute!
Thanks for sharing 🙂
Love your bear and mouse card, it is just to cute. Thank you for sharing and being part of the new winter release blog hop giveaway.
Such a cute card!
I love the script on the first card. The bear is adorable.
Gorgeous cards. Love the ‘peace & joy’ card, very elegant. The bear card is so adorable.
Love the mistletoe card! Very elegant.
Wonderful cards! The watercolored background of the mistletoe card is especially pretty.
Your cards are always so cute (and always with a touch of rainbow).
The 1st day of school here in Tx and then I see these great cards letting me know “the” season is just around the corner! The scripty, the tags, the greenery!! All of it!
Love the cards, your colors are fantastic.
Gorgeous cards! Great inspiration! Love the Vintage Post background! Both suit different age groups.
Your mistletoe card is gorgeous! I was waiting for a video to pop up and so disappointed, love your video, they always make me smile and I needed one today, lol!
Beautiful cards, always!
The Mistletoe card is a stunner and I love the adorable bear and mouse too! Great job! TFS!
Laura, how do you come up with new ideas, you are aways so creative! You are truly an inspiration! Love both of your cards! TFS
Love the beauty and elegance of the watercolored card. The bear set would make perfect card for just about anyone!!
Such cute cards!
Love your bear!!
These are cute. Love the cuteness of the bear. The other card is just so beautiful with the peace and joy and soft colors.
Oh I just love that first one, the smooshing is perfect and love the how delicate the branches are!
Great background idea, love this winter set. So many possibilities.
Beautiful cards and I love
the background stamping
and coloring on the first
Carla from Utah
Love your cards, so cheerful and cute. Love that bear. Thanks for sharing.
I like the colorful background on the first card and the rainbow colored scarf on the second.
love both cards but my fave is the first one with all the distress looks.
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Laura your cards are amazing! I love the one with all the distress inks smooshing! Tfs
Adorable cards, one and all! Another great release from Hero arts!
So adorable! Always love your cards! Love Hero Arts!
I’m not that good with sequins but I love how you incorporated them into these cards!
Great cards and I love the colors.
I love the watercolor background, and the coloring on the bear!
as usual…….. the most cheerful……….thank you
Great cards! Not quite feeling the Christmas love yet but these are some great ideas.
Laura, I love the yummy colors on the mistletoe card! And, the second card with those adorable animals – wow!
I loved the colors and how you used the Vintage Post stamp! It’s exactly how I pictured using it when I get my hands on them. Gorgeous….sigh.
The colors on the first card are eye catching, I love it! The critters are soo cute!
Love the background on your first card!
Fabulous cards! My favorite is the one with the bear and mouse. Love the rainbow scarf!
Both of these are amazing! Love the watercolor one and that bear scene is perfect!
I really like the embossed script background. Very pretty.
I can’t resist a handsome bear and you went and teamed him up with a cute mouse! Unfair advantage! Your smooshed card is gorgeous! I love the colours you chose for the background. I’m all for unconventional colours for holiday cards. Makes them pop amongst the traditional colours. Beautiful work Laura.
I have a little boy in my life that would love to receive the bear cards. Thanks for the great idea.
I love the animals! Perfect to practice my copic coloring! Thank you beautiful
Laura, your cutie-patootie animals are so cute. That bear with that colorful scarf is to die for!
lovely. . . that mistletoe stamp is so fun. . . .great release and your cards are perfect examples. . . .
Love your cards.
Love your cards. I’ve added the Holly Days and Vintage Post sets to my wish list.
Love both your cards. This is such a great release from Hero Arts.
Holiday Animals!! OMG!! Love that card!!!!
Well, as usual my socks are knocked off. The 1st card is so traditionally lovely and well designed…the 2nd, can you say freaking adorable. You even got your signature rainbow on the scarf.
I can’t decide which card I like better!!!
Love the pretty background of the first card!
Beautiful cards. The first one is really stunning!
Elegant and cute, the perfect combination of cards.
The Happy Holly Days stamps and die set are definitely on my list of things to buy. The card is really beautiful!
Beautiful cards! I especially love the one with the cute animals.
Both cards are wonderful but I really love the script and watercolor background on the first card. However, that bear brought a big smile to my face! Thanks for sharing!
Great cards and my favorite is the first one with the wonderful background. Thanks for sharing.
wonderful cards, Laura – especially love the mistletoe one!
Sequins and colors other than red and green. Love the bear too. Something you can’t find in the store!
You always create such wonderful cards and these don’t disappoint!
Just love the stamp combo on your vintage, Laura, and that little duo of holiday animals made me smile!!
Loved the “smooshing” technique. Have to try it.
Loved your cards….for me..had to be that cute little Bear and Mouse….so adorable..thank you so much for sharing…hugs
I love your playful cards, bright colors and rainbows!!
awesome creations… The colors are so different for each one, which is very cool.
Love the colors and the background.
Fantastic cards Laura. The colors are so pretty on the first one… great background. The holiday animals are super cute.
Wow! The background you created for the background of the first card is spectacular, Laura! Amazing cards.
The background on your first card is simply gorgeous! And your bears are so cute. I wish I had a scarf like his!
two great cards. one elegant. one fun.
Your Peace and Joy card is my fav!
Both cards are awesome! Love the colors in the first, so gorgeous and the 2nd is sooooo adorable!
LOVE the Peace and Joy card!
As usual, I love anything and everything you do. This time, Peace and Joy is my fav.
Wonderful cards! This release is fabulous.
Oh how lovely!! The background on the first card is pretty. The second card with the scene is adorable!1
Lovely cards, the sentiment background is so pretty!
Both of your cards are great! I love the background of the first card. The second one is adorable!
Love your cards
Love both of your cards today…of course I love all of your cards!
Wonderful cards….thank you!
Such a fun watercolored background on your first card – love how you used some unexpected colors for a Christmas card! The rainbow color scarf on the snowman is so happy and a wonderful pop of color!
Love love love the watercolor background, actually I love them all! Thanks!
I love both cards! Fun and fabulous… I truly love the mistletoe card.
Your cards are incredible as usual! Love the background and the festive look of the first. And the second is so fun and cute!
LOVE your cards Laura and Hero Arts too:)
Great choice of colors on the background of your first card. Both cards are very nice.
Oh my gosh girlfriend !! I love your cards. The papa bear is darling with his ‘rainbow’ scarf and what a stunning card you made using the mistletoe branches. Great ideas 😉
Oh, I just love both of your beautiful cards.
Love your cards – but that first one is absolutely gorgeous!
Your cards are always a delight, but I have to admit I whimpered a little because there wasn’t a video to go with them. Your videos are the best.
So very cute! I always love your coloring techniques.
Love the Bears.
Love your cards. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
Great cards. Love the background with the mistletoe.
Your cards are putting me in the Christmas spirit already. I really like the mistletoe stamp with the pretty text background, but the bears are cute, too.
Two cards very different, but both really great, one elegant and the other one cute ! They are both very inspiring.
I love the watercolor script! Very pretty!
The first card is so soft & elegant & the second one is just plain fun. Thanks, Laura.
beautiful and innovative as usual. Thanks for the inspiration.
Love your treatment of the background using distress inks….Neat stamps…
As usual, your cards are absolutely wonderful. My favorite was the one with the script background.
Love the cards.
What pretty cards !! Love these !!
Can’t wait to shop for many of these new winter releases. Your distressed background is colorful and the bears are adorable.
Your cards are beautiful! You are so very creative!
Love your cards!
The background on the peace and joy card is stunning!
Makes me feel so warm and fuzzy-wuzzy! LOVE!
Love the mistletoe card.
Laura, love your card. Your sooooo talented, I appreciate all your talent thank you for sharing with us.
Your watercolor “smooshing” on the embossed script is beautiful!
Love your use of the Vintage Stamp Set — really makes the card.
Great cards, love your coloring!!
Lovely mistletoe card. (And cute bear.)
Love the bright colors of the cards, so uplifting!
Oooh Oooh! Love the smooshed watercolor with the Vintage Post stamped background! It is stunning and makes the mistletoe and sentiment pop! Cute bear card!
Cute cards! Love the colors you used
LOVE these, Laura! Ink smooshing is a lot of fun, but it gets a little nerve wracking when you are a control freak like myself 😉
LAURA Fabulous examples of all the wonderful products ! Great Job !
Love all of your cards, but especially like the card with the Vintage Post background!!
I like the rainbow scarf.
Love the beautful distress background. You never disappoint.
Oh Laura, your cards are always great. Love the distress inking on your projects. I am learning a lot fro you!
I really like how you blended the backgrounds. Pretty!
Your cards are wonderful. Your colors are just wonderful. Such a wonderful release. You are such a wonderful person to share your talent.
Your cards are always bright and fun!
Awesome new products and projects!
You never cease to amaze me with such great ideas…love your cards!
So pretty, Laura! I just love the Vintage Post script background, perfectly smooshed with Distress inks. ♡
So creative. Lovely’
Wow! Gorgeous cards! I admire your blending skill on the snow hill. Love it! 😀
The bear and the mouse together are so sweet! Love your cards.
Adorable card with the bear and mouse!
Great cards – love the background stamp and ink technique on the first card.
Love your card ideas!!! Super cute
Love your backgrounds! Beautiful cards.
Both cards are beautiful!
I always love your creations! These are. Super
Super cute cards!! Awesome background and such fun colorful accessories for your animals!!
Two beautiful cards! The critters are so fun!
Adore the watercolor background on the Peace and joy card. You make it look sooo easy!
Love the smooshing technique on the first card! Beautiful!
Such pretty cards! Love the background of the first and the delicate snow on the second!
Laura, your Prace & Joy card is breathtaking! Awesome release by Hero Arts!
Oh my gosh, the little hats, sitting at a jaunty angle on those critters, are so cute I can’t stand it!! And the beautiful Peace and Joy card is so colorful. I love that background!
Such great cards- both totally different, which shows the breadth of this catalog! And the hats on the little cuties: adorable!
Two beautiful cards but I loved the Mistletoe card the bestest!
Great cards and I love the colors on them! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop.
I love how you combined the sets to create your first card! Your Distress Ink background is luscious! Thanks for the inspiration!
I just love your ink blending, you are the queen of it!! Love your cards. 🙂
Different styles but both cards are fabulous! TFS
The first card is really stunning! Love the background and the sentiment. The second is adorable! Love the rainbow scarf!
I love your background on the mistletoe cards, I’m picking up ideas all along this hop. Thank you.
The bear and mouse are too cute!
Love your background with the script stamp.. so pretty!
Can that bear be anymore adorable? Just precious. TFS
Wow!!!! Beautiful cards! Really awesome!!!! ❤
I enjoyed seeing both cards, but I like the first one the best.
Love your ideas and use of color, great work.
Love that watercolor background!! As usual, you inpsire me!!
Just gorgeous Laura! I love the way you have combined the different sets. Great idea!
I really love your first card.
Gorgeous backgrounds. Your ideas are great. TY for sharing
Love your cards.
Just fabulous, as always!
Love that first one, Laura!
I enjoy both cards tremendously!! Especially the first one, I love that watercolor background!
Gorgeous!! I really love the watercolor background on the first card!!
the first card is my fave
Love them, Laura! fabulous background and adorable bears!
THANK YOU for the inspirations!
Gorgeous, I just love the Peace & Joy card!
Love both of your cards.
Great cards! I particularly love the backgrounds.
Love the background of your cards. Both are great!! Like the hill on the second card!
Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.
Really love the cards, especially the “Holly Days” card. Such unexpected color combinations and they look great.
Love the colors laura!
A simply beautiful card and a beautiful cute card…wonderful! 🙂
Oh, my goodness! I love both of these!! Thanks so much for sharing!
OMG your second card is so cute, this is a great release so much good stuff!
Such pretty inked backgrounds!
OOOHH…LOVE your watercoloring on the first card…it’s very striking. And your little animals standing in the snow are So Cute!
Great cards as always, Laura!
Super amazing cards! The first one is wowzers… LOVE it!
I’m always in the market for a new Christmas tag set – love how you used this one on the smooshed background.
Great cards. Love your videos!
Both of your cards are so pretty! You are the queen of ink blending!
Loved the colors you ‘smooshed’ with! Great cards! TFS!
love your cards!!
Love the mouse and bear!
Laura, you do such nice work on your cards. I love little hats on th critters. Hero arts is a great company and my first rubber stamps were from this company. They never disappoint. Thank you for your art.
Love both of your cards, but the Holly Days stamps and dies are my favorite from this collection, and I just love the background you’ve created for the mistletoe. Beautiful!
Gorgeous cards! I love your “watercolory” backgrounds.TFS!
The watercolor background card is my favorite. I love working with watercolors!
The bear card made me smile.
Your cards are just beautiful, Laura! Thanks so much for sharing your talents and inspiration with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.
Just love your cards with such pretty backgrounds.
Beautiful cards, love the ink smooshed embossed background and the adorable bear scene.
Two wonderful cards — the first one using resist embossing/distress inks is right up my alley. Love the images in the Vintage Post set.
I love EVERYTHING you do …. love your rainbow colors…so beautiful and fun!!!
The bear card is so cute and I love the mistletoe card!
Gorgeous background to the mistletoe card. I’ve never been able to achieve anything like it with the smooshing technique.
Love Hero Arts and always love your work!
Both cards are so beautiful in their own way. Cute is beautiful….. Always enjoy your cards and videos.
Your background is so pretty and really shows off the mistletoe!
Beautiful! The mistletoe stamp just screams “BUY ME!!!” Love how you snuck a rainbow in the second card! Thanks so much.
Amazing cards! I love the colors and the sweet vibe too!
These cards are beautiful and different!
Two very different cards but two very gorgeous cards ! I love the writing background on the mistletoe card and this mistletoe stamp is just a must-have stamp set ! And your bear card is so cute with its colorful scarf ! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
I love the animals. They are so cute. Thanks.
I really love the background of your first card. And that bear is adorable. Thanks for the inspiration
Your cards are so nice! Love the little bear and mouse! and I love the colors you used on the mistletoe card! Thank you for sharing!
Both cards really put me in the mood to start creating Christmas cards! Beautiful showcase of the new goodies, Laura…thanks for inspiring us!
Your cards are wonderful! Thank you for sharing 🙂
I absolutely love the “Peace and Joy” card! The colors are amazing!
I really like the Peace & Joy card! Beautiful!
Wonderful background on your peace and joy card.
Love the bright color choices.
Great cards, thanks for sharing your creative ideas.
you did an awesome job…hero arts is just a fav of mine anyway:)
Such a beautiful background to highlight the mistletoe and sentiment.
Love the blending of colors on the first card.
the bear and his friend are darling.
thanks for sharing.
Love the colorful background on the first card. The wonderful scarf on the bear in the second card makes me smile. Thanks
Nice cards! I love your color choices!
Great cards, I really like how you used the Vintage post for the background and water colored it. This is my favorite!! TFS!!
These cards are just terrific! I especially love the rainbow hues on the bear’s scarf! He is a snazzy bear! Thanks for sharing these wonderful designs!
Great cards!! I really love the background stamp on your first card!
What a beautiful and what a fun card! Thanks for both of them.
H.A. Winter Release is outstanding! I want SO many things! This is the cutest bear and mouse. I love how you can ALWAYS put color on your background and fade it into nothingness. Why can’t I do this? Mine is never smooth like yours and I never know when to stop. I won’t give up! Thanks for always inspiring me.
Love the bear and mouse card.
Hero always has the best elegant designs out there!! Love that first card so much!!!
I wouldn’t have thought to put those bright colors with a script stamp, but it’s fantastic.
The bear and mouse card is so cute!
These are incredible! Love the background on the first card!
Fantastic cards! Love the bear’s rainbow scarf.
While I usually like traditional colors; I find I’m really drawn to your first card.I would like to know which Distress inks you used.
Love both cards. Great background for the holly. Bear and mouse so cute. You never overdo your cards, making your focal points pop. Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful cards! I love the colors on the first, and sweet bear & friend on the second!
Such fun cards! Especially love that holly card.
Great cards, thanks for sharing!
Such beautiful cards – love the background on your first card. Thanks for sharing!
I love Hero Arts Christmas releases! The mistletoe is beautiful, and what sweet critters in the snow!
Really love the 1st card and the second one is just so cute. TFS
love both your cards. you make it look so easy.
Love the gorgeous background on the first card!!!
Your mistletoe card is gorgeous,everything about it is beautiful! The bear card is adorable, I love the little mouse sidekick!
The watercolor background on that first card is so pretty!!! My watercolor backgrounds always end up looking like leftover fruity pebbles cereal milk.
Absolutely love the background on the Peace & Joy card. Beautiful!
Your mistletoe card is gorgeous. And the bear, he’s so cute.
The bear is to die for…love ve the cards
That first card is ever so beautiful!
Love the watercolor background!
I so love your watercolor background.
Cute and fun, love both cards. Thanks for sharing.
Love these two cards. The backgrounds are so inspirational:)
Love both of these cards. The first one is so classy looking though, it’s my favorite. What an awesome release from HA.
Your Peace and Joy card is beautiful! This release from Hero Arts is fantastic!
Great cards! The watercolored background really sets the card apart, I am going to experiment with that! Thanks for sharing.
Both cards are great.
Really love both cards! Super beautiful!
The embossing and bright colors give the cards a fresh and modern feeling to them – love it!
The embossing & bright colors give the cards a fresh and modern feeling to them – love it!
Love the distress inks used for the background with the white embossed script! Beautiful card!!
Love the cards with th cute little critters. So fun.
I like the Peace and Joy card you made. It’s very classic. I love the scarf on the bear. It reminds me of a pair of hand knitted mittens I have that are that color. I love them!
Love your colorful cards!
So lovely and colorful!
Great cards! I love the way one is like a modern take on a classic design while the other is cute and cuddly. The bear’s scarf reminds me of a short version of a Dr. Who scarf. Thanks for sharing!
Love the light you brought to the Peace & Love card. A beauty.
Beautiful first card with the mistletoe peeking out from behind the sentiment. Cute little pair on the last.
Awesome cards, I love the new release.
Lovely cards. I especially enjoyed the stamping and coloring on the second card! Well done.
Love the background on your first card. Not a usual combo for Christmas cards. That background script is really great.
Truly lovely cards for Xmas. They are both unique too, Thanks…
great inspiration. thank you for the ideas.
Oh, the color of that sky background with the bears. Ahhhhhh.
I really love the background of the first card! I’ve been looking for a good script background and I think Vintage Post is the winner!
Your smooshed and ink blended cards are both awesome, Laura!
Really loving the watercolor work as the background!
The smooshed background on the mistletoe card is absolutely magnificent. I don’t usually buy animal stamps, but your bear card has me rethinking that. I like how a personality changes with just the addition of a jaunty cap.
What a beautiful use of color using these cute stamps!
Love me a good ole rainbow scarf! My mom knit me one so it reminds me of that 🙂 Also, the mistletoe is well done. Thanks for sharing another great example and thanks to Hero Arts (for awesome stuff) and for the chance to win!
Great cards – those critters are adorable !!!
Wow those are some great looking cards! No surprise there coming from you. That critter scene is super cute.
Love the mistletoe card, love the colors you used.
So much eye candy!
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