Thursday, July 15, 2010

Can't Believe I'm a Hero Hostess!

Hello blogging buddies,

Yup. . . .You read it correctly. . .I am a Hero Hostess! I've been just about ready to burst ever since I received the invitation. It was so hard not telling anyone! And I'm very excited to show you my card today. It was featured on the Hero Arts Blog, along with all the other wonderful cards from my fellow hostesses. If you haven't seen all their amazing creations, you can click here. I'm very honored to be included in this talented group! (Someone pinch me, I think I must be dreaming!) I'm also hoping that the next three months don't go by too quickly, because I know I'm going to love every minute of it, and not want it to end. Thank you, Hero Arts, for this fun opportunity! I still can't believe it's actually happening!

Okay, so I must have brainstormed for days, made several cards, threw some away, took pictures of others (and ended up not liking them). . . . it was quite nerve racking at first. Then I talked to a couple of my fellow hostesses and they calmed me down and made me feel better. Thank you ladies! So I ended up submitting this card for the Hero Blog today.



Our theme for these first cards as hostesses was "Hello." Kind of a way to say hi to everyone as they introduced us all. I used the Decorative Lamps set and stamped just the stands in a green ColorBox ink and clear embossed. I then inked up just the shades with a blue and a purple color, also from ColorBox. I cut the shades out and attached them to the card with dimensional adhesives. I added Glossy Accents to each shade. The distressed edges are done with the same purple ink. I added the panel with the image to some fun, sparkly patterned paper and attached the whole thing to a white card. The sentiment is from the Thinking of You clear set.

Here's a close-up of the shades.

I love the look you get when using lots of Glossy Accents!

Thanks for stopping by on this special day! It's not going to be very easy to concentrate at work. Wish I had the day off!

I'm planning on having tons of fun in the next three months and hoping I'll be able to fill the amazing, talented shoes of previous hostesses. Keep an eye out for my light blue apron on Flickr! (Thanks, Nancy!)

31 comments:

Agata said...

Congrats Barb! So happy for you!!! And thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us! :)

Lin said...

SO pleased for you, Barb, and I'm sharing in your excitement today! And what a fun group to be a part of - you all make a GREAT group - can't wait to see all your rainbow of aprons!! YAY!! Big congrats and hugs!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Barb, I am so happy and thrilled for you. Congratulations and hugs to you.

Rosemary said...

Congrats Barb! I knew they would pick you to be a hostess! You will be the best! Hugs!

Mary Dawn said...

nobody deserves it more than you!!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Woohoo... congrats, Barb!! I was so excited when I saw your name. You deserved it! Congrats again! :)

alexandra s.m. said...

I love these glossy accents!
well done Barb! Huge Congrats to you!

Nancy said...

LOVE your de-Light-ful card, Barb! It's really special and so are you! So happy to be a Hostess with you, you are such a sweetheart! Enjoy your day!
blessings,
nancy

CinnamonSally said...

CONGRATULASTIONS Barb I am so excited for you. You are the perfect choice and I know you will wear your apron with pride.
Hugs
Sally

Sarah said...

Congrats, Barb! So happy for you. You were a shoe in!! ;) Great card too! Love the glossy accents!

Tanya said...

Congrats. Barb! Love the lamp card so cute!

Tiffany said...

Love these beautiful lamp shades Barb! Thanks for the great enabling! BIG congrats to you for becoming a Hosti! So well deserved as you are such a generous and thoughtful person! have fun!

Monika Reeck said...

Big Congrats Barb...since I know you in HA Flickr ..I know you will be HERO HOSTESS cause you are sooo lovely commenting every single cards from all Participants...I really cant do that like you did dear..... and I think I am not so good being Hostess cause I am not being around on HA Flickr this years...because my Praktikum for the Job :)) again big congrats my Barb yuhuuuuu and great card too...

Heather Maria said...

Big, big congratulations Barb!! I am so happy for you and you will be such a brilliant hostess! Your card is gorgeous! Love your design and colours and the glossy accents are the perfect touch!

Dawn said...

CONGRATULATIONS my dear friend.... I am so pleased you are one of OUR Hostesses. Your card is really de"light"ful... love the glossy accents on the lamps. Looking forward to seeing more of your work on the blog.

Sue McRae said...

Congrats on your hostessing gig Barb! You deserve it!

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

A great BIG Congrats, Barb! So thrilled for you. I just knew you had to be on the list. :) Love the glossy accents on your card - so cute!

Ayana Posadas said...

Congrats Barb!
So excited for you!
Your card is so fun!

Virginia L. said...

I think HA did the RIGHT thing to have you as a hostess. All along you were wearing that apron like no other! So glad that this day has come! Congrats, SWEET Barb!

Anne said...

Wohoooo for you Barb- Hero Arts made a wondeful choice to have you as a hostess!! Have fun wearing your apron and look forward to many inspirations from you!

donna mikasa said...

Believe it, Barb! An apron for you was long overdue! You are always so kind and generous with your comments and your cards are always so fresh and creative! Enjoy the ride...and I know someone is smiling down at you! ;)

trinharrieta said...

Yay, Barb! I'm so happy to see you in this apron! Your card is perfect - love the Glossy Accents!

Suzanne C said...

Congrats and the so well deserved! You have been a hostess for awhile! SO happy to read the announcement this morning and see you included in the fabulous group of hosti!

Simone said...

Congratulations Barb!! You sooo deserve this! Your cards are always inspiring and your comments always sweet and wonderful! I was so excited for you when I saw your name on the HA Blog!! Again HUGE congrats my friend :)

AnitaRex said...

I was so thrilled to see your name there Barb! And this has come at such a great time for you, will help with being busy. I knew that you would be picked and am thrilled that I was right! Love your card today, love the glossy lamps! So happy for you Barb and I will meet you in September while you are still a hostess!

ivy said...

congrats barb! so happy for you! no one deserves this more than you! you'll do super!

Debbie said...

congratulations, you will be a great hostess!!

Deirdre said...

Barb - you will be a truly great Hostess - wishing you the very very best of luck. Looking forward to spending more "time" with all you gals.... Congrats oh apron wearer!

78thistles said...

Wonderful news Barb! Congratulations! I'm sure you'll be a great hostess.

mimijudy1975 said...

So happy for you Barb. You always have such kind and encouraging comments for everyone. I know there are many who are blessed to have you s their friend.
I look forward to seeing your cards as a much deserved Hero Hostess.Congratulations.

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations Barb - I hope you enjoy your time with HA. Your card is so lovely, especially love the colors! Hope all is well :)