Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hero Hostess Summer Picnic Blog Hop

This is my 2nd post today. For Fresh Squeezed Stamps' new release, please click here or here
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Welcome to Hero Hostess Blog Hop! 
If you come from Nancy (Happy Heart Studio), then you are at the right place. If you just join the hop, you can visit Hero Arts Blog for all the party blog hops. Hero Arts will give out three prizes for this blog hop that runs from July 22-26. Be sure to leave a comment in each hop for your chance to win some new Hero Arts Stamps! How cool is that!?

Because it is summer picnic-themed, I decided to create a bright and fun card for this special occasion.  Here is my card.
 life is a picnic
About this card: I decided to combine blue ink splatter (from Mister Huey) with the beautiful Hero Arts inks (top to bottom: Cornflower, Pale Tomato, Soft Sand, Butter Bar, Splash, Soft Sand) . I chose to focus on using sentiment. The card stock and clear buttons are from Hero Arts. The best thing about these new stamps with inks/paint/splashes ( see here) is that they make artsy-looking card EFFORTLESS! The sky is the limit!

The two stamp sets I used---Textures and Shape and Be Silly. They don't seem like they belong together....however, they totally worked!
We can not go without sharing a summer treat for the picnic! In my house,  Lemon Squares are the most frequent treats we have! It's simply because my son David LOVES to bake everything and anything lemon. This is the actual photo of David's Lemon Squares (from Martha Stewart). You can see recipe here.
I hope you get a taste of summer with a treat like Lemon Squares!

Now your next hop will be to Sue's (Inky Finger). I know she has something fun prepared for you! If you are lost in the hops, here is the master list! Enjoy the rest of the picnic!  

163 comments:

judkajudi said...

Love this contemporary, trendy fun card, Virginia!! And hooray for you for raising a son who bakes!! It' a fun picnic ... so glad I could join you!!

Lin said...

Yum, Yum! Has David ever considered tweaking this to make key lime bars? Bet they'd be good, too! Love your card, today, V, it's so on trend!

Heather Maria said...

Virginia, this is such a cool and fun card! Wonderful design and mix of images! I love your mix of colours too! Thanks for the recipe link for David's Lemon Squares - they look absolutely delicious and I can't wait to try them!

Shirl said...

Such a fun artsy card!

Arlene said...

I love the modern Arty card! You certainly treated us to a taste of summer.

I LOVE lemon bars. They are my downfall. YUM!

RedGem said...

you're right these stamps sets do combine well. I love your card its very artsy!

Auror Willow said...

Very fun card and those lemon squares look delicious!

Barb said...

This card is so bright and fun, Virginia! Love the splatters and painted strokes - so cool! Wonderful recipe too - yummy!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a totally rad card!!! Yummers......those Lemon Squares look soooooo good!! :)

Candy Meyers said...

Love your card. This set would make some quick cards look special.
Candy Meyers

Bobbie Brock said...

Beautiful colorful card! Lemon Squares are so yummy!

Jenn Biederman said...

Love this card, Virginia! Your lemon bars look yummy...I agree, lemon anything is wonderful!!!

jintyoo7 said...

LOVE this "graffiti" style card, Virginia :D

I also happen to be very partial to Lemon cakes!

Thalia said...

Great idea for the card! I love lemon bars...YUM!

Tracey said...

Oh my, I LOVE this card!! Awesome!!

Trinh said...

This is so fun & happy, Virginia! I love it. And those lemon bars have my mouth watering.

Barbara said...

What a fun card and a great idea to combine those two stamps. I love the fact that we can be more "creative" with these new stamps! Great card and Yummy Lemon Bars....fabulous combination!

tammy b said...

what a fun, trendy card! anyone would be thrilled to get that!

Gloria Reynolds said...

Your card combo totally works. Love the splotches and ink combo. Lemon bars aren't too shabby, either.

Janice Upton said...

Neat looking card! I love how you have the two very different stamp sets working together. Lemon bars are wonderful!

judy said...

I love this artful card!

Kath said...

loving your fun funky card Virginia and oh dear me...my taste buds are definitely tantalised...those lemon bars look divine...hugs kath xxx

Kim M said...

Fantastic card, Virginia! Love what you did with the clear buttons and sequins. :-)

Dana D. said...

I think your card is terrific! I'll have to check out the lemon square recipe for sure.

Alexia Misso said...

Your card is so pretty, love the colors and design! Thanks for the lemoncake recipe too!

Iris said...

What a super fun card, love it!

Lynn said...

This is fabulous! I love the mix/match of sentiments and colors.

Teresa Zuehls said...

Such a fun card! Thanks for the yummy recipe and inspiration!

joy said...

Very artsy, Virginia! I love the fun sayings combined with the splashes and swooshes.

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This card is so much fun. Love all the sentiments and fun colors!

Caroline said...

Love your card, I just finally got my set of Hero Arts Brushstrokes, so I'm thinking of heading upstairs to my craft room and cas-ing your great card. Thanks so much for he inspiration!

Dee said...

Another great card Virginia!

Francesca said...

Fun card and I will definetely try the lemmon squares!

Maeghan M. said...

What a fun card! TFS!

Daria Z. said...

What a wonderful card, Virginia! Love the fun colors, the splatters and those great sentiments.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Your cards are always so fun and uplifting my friend, they make me smile! Oh and Dr. John's lemon bars too! ;)

Tracey McNeely said...

So excited to see you at Hero Arts today, your card is so much fun. I love how you can be so daring when I am such a chicken. Your card is bold and super fantastic!

Dorothy C. said...

I love your fun card! The lemon bars look out of this world yummy - I wish I had one right now!

Laura Means said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors :)
Thanks for sharing!

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous card, Virginia! So bright and fun!
And I also love your Sublime Citrus card in the next post-- it's wonderful!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fun card! Modern, graphic, edgy, love it!

Robin Cooper said...

What a fun card!

Michelle Liimatainen said...

What a FAB card Virginia!!! My mouth is drooling at those Lemon bars too! :) New must try recipe!

Elena said...

I didn't try this recipe for lemon bars - looks delicious! Thank you for sharing a link to the recipe!
Your card is gorgeous!!! I LOVE it!

Ami said...

Such a cool card!

Karen said...

Love the summer colors and bright whimsy or your card! Those lemon squares look delish! Thanks for sharing.

VikkiCH said...

a happy card indeed! these new artsy stamps are helpful!

justasiam said...

The card you made looks so light and summery. And I would imagine the lemon dessert would be that way too!

Стокли said...

Lemon Squares look delicious!!!

CinnamonSally said...

Your card is fabulous Virginia, so with the current trends, I also love the sound of your lemon squares, or should I say Davids!!

Ann Kulseth said...

The paint splotches are so cute - so current. Thanks.

Craftyfield said...

Fun card! Love the Textures and Shapes stamps and those Lemon Squares...yum!

diana said...

Great card! Thanks for showing how you use these stamps. It makes it easier to jump in and just try. ;-)

GrammySue's Creations said...

Love your fun, summery card--the colors are perfect. The lemon bars look yummy.

Carol Perry said...

What a fun, awesome card. Love the brush strokes and different sentiments on your card. Those Lemon squares look delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

Susan Lang said...

I love these abstract brush stroke stamps. They are so clever and make any card very artsy. Lemon Bars, one of my favorites.

Laura Jane said...

GREAT swooshes and Splatters of color. Lemon bars are always so refreshing!

Reusing with Quilling said...

What a fun card ,loved the clear buttons !

alexandra s.m. said...

What a fun card Virginia! very artsy indeed and these Lemon Squares look absolutely DIVINE!
TFS~

karenelr said...

Oh my goodness! Your card is fabulous! I also love lemon squares! Thanks for sharing!

Patricia said...

I must get tis stamp set from Hero Arts. I love the "artsy" look it creates. Your card is such a happy one. Those lemon bars would make me happy for sure!

Kathy Mc said...

Love your artsy card, Virginia! One can't go wrong with any kind of lemon dessert but lemon bars are just divine. TFS!

Kailash said...

Love your cool trendy and very artsy card!

Denise Bryant said...

Fun card... love the colors!

Petti said...

Love your card!

Tiffany G said...

I absolutely love your card!! I love all these paint like stamps that they've come out with!! Like you said you can make an artsy card with very little effort but look like you took forever!! I love it!! And hmm I love some Lemon Bars!! Thx for sharing!!

Leesa B said...

What a fun creative card and those lemon squares look so refreshing and the photo of them makes you want to drool!!! Thank you for food and card treasures!

adele holcomb said...

I've been loving these brush strokes in all their forms, as well as all the shadow ink colors. Nice way to highlight a variety of sentiments!

donna mikasa said...

I LOVED your card when I first saw it on the private blog--it's pure genius and I may CASE its brilliance! And you should rename the recipe to David's Lemon Bars since he's probably made it more times than Martha!

Dana said...

Cool card!!! I love the clear buttons!!

mtscrapgal said...

Your combo of the stamp sets and all the yummy ink colors created a very "artsy" card. Thanks

Pam W Merwin said...

Great card, Virginia! Love the colors choices and the artsy effect :)

Jamie said...

Very cool card Virginia!!

Unknown said...

Such a fun, happy card, Virginia!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love Lemon slice myself. And what a fun artsy card.

Janis said...

Love that set of ink splashes and brush-strokes!!!
<3 J

cghundley said...

Great card. Love the
splash of colors used.
Carla from Utah

rhoffer said...

What a great card! I just purchased the brush stamp set from Stamp Your Story and I'm having a blast playing with it!

Debstamps said...

Love to see how you put your own stamp on those brushstrokes Virginia--such a fun, bright card--and lemon bars make it summer any time, eh?!

DanielleMW said...

Such a cheery card! And I LOVE lemon bars! Tfs!

Barb Ghig said...

I really LOVE how you played with your stamps and inks to create this really fun card, Virginia!

Thank you so much for the recipe...I'll bet it's delish! Please thank David for me, too!

Annette Allen said...

oh my your card is awesome.. great stamping Virginia..

Kathy Rosecrans said...

Such a fun card!!

Paula S. said...

Great work! I just love the artsy feel of this card. Your card makes it seem like those stamp sets were made for each other. Fabulous1

Cindi said...

What a fun card!

Teresa W. said...

Love your happy card! Fabulous. I love lemon bars. YUM. But I always use Costco's pre-prepared box to make it. Thank for sharing your card and recipe.

margaretart said...

Your card uses the new stamps in such a fun and creative way, with those cheery messages!
Love the look of the lemon square--a great favorite in our house. I'll compare recipes. Thanks, David!

cheiron said...

What a great way to use these stamp sets Virginia! I love the combo of all the messages. And those lemon bars look DELICIOUS!!!

Janet Mack said...

Cool card, I like the Textures and Shapes Set. And my favorite flavor is lemon.

Sue D said...

I like all the colors and words.
We like lemon squares too!

Roberta said...

Love your card!

Pat said...

Nothing beats lemon squares!

Love your card--so bright and fun! You're right--that's what a picnic should be! :)

Karin R said...

you had such a fun combination of color and sayings. I really enjoyed the paintbrush stamps on this card - very casual and contemporary!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Fun card! Makes me happy!

Judy1223 said...

Virginia, what a fun, graphic, cool card! Great lemon squares, too!

marking said...

What a playful card! Mmm I love lemon squares.

Memories by Manda said...

Your card is so artsy! Very cool. I love that brush stroke stamp - it means you can get a painted look without all the mess (or having any artistic talent!)

Heatheranne said...

Great card - very cheerful and those stamp sets work perfectly together. Thanks for the wonderful recipe - I enjoy lemon! Thank you for the chance to win. :-)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

oohhhh love this card so graphic and fun! Beautiful work!

pcm said...

fabulous card and those lemon bars look yummy!

craftymom205 said...

Cool card.

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loulou said...

What a fun card. Love the clear buttons and sequins. The lemon squares look good too.

Barb said...

I love the Stamp Your Story line of stamps and how you used them for a very arty card. Great job!

keeleykats said...

Virginia, Great summer card! I love the colors you chose, very artsy indeed! Thanks for the recipe, my mouth is watering! I have to make these asap! Thanks for sharing!

Karen L K said...

What a fun card. I really like the way you laid things out and those brush stokes look great under the sentiments. The lemon bars look fab and that is great your son loves to make them.

SandiL said...

love your fun card so bright and summery. The lemon squares look so yummy :)

Rose said...

awesome use of all the fab sentiments!! and now my mouth is watering for lemon squares!!

Nat said...

those lemon squares look amazing!!! :) love your card this is a fun design. you really know how to use this set! Hope you are enjoying the Summer :)

Greta said...

What a fun, trendy card, Virginia! Gonna have to get the lemon bars recipe--one of my favorites!

Barbara said...

So trendy...very cool!

the doghouse said...

Love your card...

Tona said...

What a fun card!

craftvithme said...

Such a fun looking card.

Also, the lemony treat looks yummy! No wonder your son loves to bake it and eat it :D I would too. Its definitely a recipe I'm going to try out. Thanks for sharing.

Regards,
Vithya

creationsnz said...

I love lemony treats like he does. Your card is fabulous: arty, zany and lively.

Dawn T said...

Just gorgeous Virginia. Great slice too.

Renuka said...

color splatter, brush stroke and yummy food.. I am so happy :) ..your card is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen said...

Love your card and lemon bars...yum!!! You ROck!

Juliana Michaels said...

What a fun card! I am loving the fun paint splatters and streaks look!!!

PamSpradlin said...

I was doing fine until I saw your lemon bars! Your card is fun and made me smile. I love your combination of the 2 stamp sets.

Madeline Rains said...

What a fun, positive card!

Alison said...

The lemon squares look divine! I hope I bring my twin sons up properly so that they can bake such delicious looking treats ... love the graffiti-esque card - so bright, happy and arty!

Sheila H said...

Your card is so bright and fun! I wish I could taste David's lemon bar :)

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love your cheery card Virginia! I love how you mix the bright colors with the sentiments. Those lemon bars look so yummy, I'll have to try that recipe. TFS

shirley-bee said...

Wow, love this card, Virginia - it's so bright and cheerful! David's lemon squares look delicious!

Linda R said...

What a cute card my friend And those lemon bars look so yummy. I used to work with a gal who would always make them for us.

Hugs~

Ann Marie said...

Love the colour combination - those Hero Arts inks are great.

Velvet Pearson said...

Love the way you combined the text with the brush strokes.

Brenda said...

This card is vibrant and young Virginia! Gorgeous fresh colours!

sandie said...

I am not doing the hop but I had to comment on this card Virginia, I love it and I love it more because you said it was effortless! My kind of stamping-I am going to see if I can pin it-did you sort it, I haven't tried since we talked last?

Kathy (krolski) said...

Super cool card Virginia! Love it! The recipe sounds sooooo good! Can't wait to try it!

Sue McRae said...

David and I have the same love of lemon Virginia. For me the lemonier the better and those lemon squares look scrumptious. Your card has such a fun artsy feel to it.

byheleng said...

That textures and shapes stamp set is gorgeous! I love your card so artistic :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling card, Virginia - I just love the multiple sentiments and the colorful brush strokes! David's lemon bars look delish - wish he was here to make me a batch!! So fun hopping with you this week, my friend!

Marilyn said...

Fun card and I too love anything lemon.

Sunny Sue said...

fabulous card! and your lemon bars look like a definite must try! :)

Deborah said...

What a happy and fun card kinda like Summer and lemon bars!

Phi said...

I love your artsy card. And those lemon squares look delicious.

Linda said...

Great card! Love those stamps!

ivy said...

such a fun card Virginia! the lemon bars are making me drool!!

jusaweecatnap said...

I love the playfulness of your card. Really happy looking. I love lemon squares, too!!

Shannon said...

I love the card you made and the stamp set it came from. I'm definitely going to buy that stamp sheet as soon as I can. The Lemon Bar recipe looks and sounds delicious, I have to try and make those very soon. Thanks for sharing all of that with us and for the inspiration I received by stopping by your blog.

Sarah Gray said...

Love your cool card, Virginia! Great combination of stamps and summer colours. The lemon squares look totally delicious!

aileen (mum) said...

Just love the card and an extra thankyou for sharing the recipe.

stamplover2011 said...

Great job, Virginia! You rock at coming up with wonderful cards!

Larissa Heskett said...

Such FUN!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!!n ;)

Judy Tuck said...

Super fun card! Love the ink splatters. Also looovvveeee lemon squares!

Sabrina said...

What a great a fun card!!

Cheryl said...

What a cool and fun card, and your lemon bars look delicious!

Jingle said...

This card is so totally fun! I love it!

Kanan Pandya said...

Great design with these stamps, Virginia. Very trendy look and pretty details. Those lemon squares looks yummy, thanks for the recipe. :-)

Laura B. said...

Such a happy card! Love all the paint splatters, buttons and sequins! Need to try this lemon bar recipe! Better yet, I need A David to make me some, lol!

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous graphic design! Love the mix of colors and arty splashes! YUMMY dessert. I knew you would have something wonderful as you are always sharing your delicious food!

Laura Norris said...

Fun card V! And those lemon squares look divine!

Valerie said...

Great card - loves the stamps.

Scrapycandy said...

I am thinking I might be able to try the card..so clever. Those bars are to die for. I need to find some lemons...

Flo said...

Ooh, lemon squares. Yummy. Great card.

TenSGal said...

Love, love, love this card!!! So much fun!

Susan

Linda said...

Love your colorful card and all the different strokes and paint splatters. I will certainly try the lemon bars because lemon desserts are my hustands favorite. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Leni said...

The lemon squares look delicious! love your happy card!

brenlubrant said...

I really love your artsy card. I want that wooden stamp set so badly. Your dessert looks very yummy.

Gilu J said...

Such a fun card.

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh wow, you really outdid yourself on this masterpiece, Virginia!! I love it to pieces! It's so super trendy, and well executed. Love, love, love!!

Diane said...

Love this card and stamp set. Thanks for sharing.