Sunday, December 13, 2009

Welcome to the Hero Arts 2010 Catalog Blog Hop!



Welcome Hero Arts blog hoppers! Hope you have some hopping energy left to see all the wonderful art created with stamps from the Hero Arts 2010 Catalog. I think you will agree that there is inspiration no matter what your style!! I had a great time using the new stamps and I'm excited to share the results. Thanks for stopping by and my heart would sing if you would leave a comment!


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This card was made using the incredible Hero Arts Design Block Silhouette Grass. This is on my favorite stamp list! Endless possibilities: Sympathy, Male Birthday, or a Thank You as I have done.

Supplies:
Hero Arts S5316 Silhouette Grass
Hero Arts CL278Great Flourish Messages
Hero Arts Note Card, Endive
Memento Rich Cocoa ink
Martha Stewart Butterly punch
Ionic Studios punch
Brown cardstock and brass colored pearls


Ideas:


This stamp would look great with an alcohol ink background. I also experimented with using only the top part of the stamp on the bottom of the card. Cool effect!



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This Row of Houses woodblock stamp by Hero Arts is another "all occasion" stamp. Think about "Welcome Home', "We've Moved", "New Home" as well as a party invitation stamp. I've used it here to just say hello.

Supplies:

Hero Arts H5328 Row of Houses
Hero ARts CL380 Truly Appreciated 6x4
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
VersaMark ink
Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
Fiskars Upper Crest border punch
Gingham ribbon and buttons unknown
Pop dots

Ideas:

It would be fun to paper piece different colored roofs
Maybe turn on some lights in the windows
Separate and rearrange the houses, maybe vertically

Note: My dh wants to know how come I haven't sewed the button on his shirt, but sewed 5 buttons on this card. He just doesn't understand!



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Aren't these little dolls the sweetest? They're from the Hero Arts 2010 catalog clear set Sweet Wonderful You. Perfect for cards to any little girls you know! I've tucked the littlest dolls behind the sentiment and they can be pulled out to play with. There's a suitcase image that comes with the set which adds the option to make bon voyage themed cards! Great images for coloring or paper piecing!

Supplies:

Hero Arts CL381
Hero Arts CL380
Cosmo Cricket, BoBunny and Reminisce card stock
Memento Rich Cocoa Brown ink
VersaMark ink
Ranger clear embossing powder
Flowers and brads unknown
Copic Markers
Diamond Glaze
Sewing machine


Ideas:

Would be fun to stamp, color and cut out extra outfits and use the images as paper dolls.


Well, blog hoppers, hope you have enjoyed your visit to Livin' the Dream! I have had more fun than should be legal playing with the Hero Arts 2010 Catalog stamps. Hope you've been inspired and tempted by the cards I made.

Next on the hop-a-long is the incredible
Tim Holtz


Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to the Hero Arts Blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in the hop!



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Vicky said...

Great cards! So elegant, don't you just love the new stamps?!

Kathy said...

Wow Judy love your cards especially the girl one..Love how you have the gals peeping out and so colorful! Hugs off to hop

Patricia said...

Lovely cards

Kelly Booth said...

Just Love the cards you made Jude.....Love how you made the girls Peeking!!

Lysa said...

Great cards! I love the row of buttons & the sweet girls!!

judy said...

Great cards, Judy!!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow I love these cards, my wish list is getting longer and longer, will need a bank loan at this rate!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Susan McRae said...

Fantastic cards Judy! Love that Silhouette Grass card, it's so elegant!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

How exciting that you get to set people to Tim Holtz! That would make my day! Your cards are BEAUTIFUL! I love them! Truly lovely!

Godelieve said...

Wow, beautiful cards! Love the silhouette stamps in this release.

Fifi said...

what you've done with that grass stamp is stunning

Marga said...

Such gorgeous stamps and cards!

Meghan said...

Beautiful cards Judy! I feel like an addict, must hop off to Tim's to get my next fix! :)

Jennifer said...

fabulous cards as always. my fave is the house one!

Jenn Biederman said...

Stunning cards, Judy!! I love the silhouette grass stamp...I bet we are going to be seeing lots of cards using this stamp in the future!! Love the little girls peeking out too!

Krys72599 said...

LOVE the first card! That would make a lovely sympathy card, too, with a different sentiment...

cricutnewbie said...

Wow Judy, love all your cards, beautiful. Thanks for sharing :) Nat

Clare said...

beautiful! :)

Arlene said...

The Grass card is simply stunning. Love the houses and the little girls are soooo darn CUTE!

I can see the stamps adding up on my list already.

MNJackson said...

All the stamps I have seen are wonderful. Great job HERO ARTS!!

Diana said...

BRAVO Judy. Especially love the grass stamp. I must say I will have to get that one! Really love the houses too. Great card. Thanks for sharing!

Beth Norman said...

Very interesting designs. They are all so different in style. You do awesome work. Tell your husband that my 24 year old daughter shames me and takes her clothes to a dry cleaner to have buttons sewn on her clothes. I can't believe my daughter does this--I taught her how to do buttons as a child and is just to lazy. Shameful.

Caroline said...

That silhouette grass stamp/card is beautiful. I agree with you,so versatile. Simple & elegant-a beautiful card. I've admired your work on the HA blog for a long time, I'm just now getting around to posting comments.

donna said...

Wonderful cards. The grass silhouette stamp is beautiful. Hero Arts has done a great job.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

beautiful cards!!!

divester said...

love the grass stamp and the houses - great job on your cards

iammaryburke said...

Hop Hop Hop

Mary Smith
Columbus, Ohio

Janene said...

So elegant. Thank you for sharing

Darla Bibeau said...

I love your cards....thank you for sharing!
Darla

Rosemary said...

Love that Silhoutte Grass card, Judy! Simply beautiful!

Meg said...

Great cards, Judy! I love the note about your DH - hehe!

Kelli said...

i really like the grass background-- such great movement in that image!

Yaneri said...

Wow! That 1st card is gorgeous!! I love it!!
So cute what your daughter said! Yeah! they sure don't understand.....lol!!
Such pretty layout of the card with the girls in the background popping out!

Happy Holidays!
Yaneri
www.scrapycrafter.com

Deb said...

That wheat stamp is one of my favorites - starting to have visions of next year's Thanksgiving card...

marking said...

so inspiring!

Deirdre said...

Judy, they all just stunning. Love each of them. Amazing ideas. These new stamps are just stunners.

marla said...

AWESOME cards - love how versatile that grass stamps is and those girls are simply adorable!!

Scrappycat said...

Very very nice cards! I have to start my wish list and there will be some of these stamps on it, for sure ;-)

Nancy said...

I'm having so much fun hopping this morning! Judy your cards are amazing, you've done a wonderful job with these new designs. I think I need them all!

SusanK said...

You truly are living the dream! Kudos on being a part of the 2010 HA blog hop!

Cathy A said...

Judy these are amazing, and you have not only inspired with your cards but given so many more ideas on how to use the stamps too!!! Love what your hubbie said about the buttons - so funny! I am so going to get that wheatgrass stamp....

Dawn (dmh) said...

Shirt buttons can wait! :)
Maybe you're husband should take a sewing class. LOL
Love your cards. The new stamps are awesome. TFS
:)
Dawn

Anne Marie said...

Those cards are simply stunning. Love the girls and grasses!

Lucille said...

Judy, the cards you have made for this blog hop are beautiful. I love your idea to use the little girls stamps for paper dolls, thank you :)

Nancy said...

I love all your cards, but I think the first is my favorite--clean lines, simple colors. So elegant!

thestormyone said...

amazing cards, thanks for putting your time into sharing them with us.

Mary said...

Great cards!! Thanks for sharing!

Deb (dcorder) said...

I really love that house row stamp! Great cards!!

Dwita said...

Judy.... hope later you'll stitch buttons on your DH's shirt.... Those buttons really made your card awesome. The rows of houses stamp are really something....

Kryssi said...

super duper elegant!!

Beverly said...

Your thank you card is soooo elegant. Funny about the buttons...and I really like the house card too...

fika said...

Really love your silhoutte grass card Judy.. so pretty ;) and the little girls are too cute!! Thanks for inspiring Judy :)

Anne said...

Hi, Judy! Wonderful cards! I especially like how you tucked a couple of the little girls in as if they were in a pocket on the last card! Makes me think of paper dolls! So cute! :-)

Lin said...

WONDERFUL! Love each one! You have convinced me I NEED those houses! Love the wonderful colors on your little girl card, and the first grass one is so elegant!!

Stamping Cafe said...

Oh Judy, they are totally fabulous! Love all of them!

Debstamps said...

Love the earthy colors Judy! Also think your idea about paper dolls is spot-on...and doesn't dh know that some buttons are more fun than others!?!

kjo13 said...

What fun cards! I esp. love the pretty butterfly/grasses card! TY

Squelly said...

Wonderful cards!

karlalala said...

your hubby is funny!! mine would make the same observation!! your cards are beautiful!! thanks for sharing!

pierides said...

Wonderful cards!

Pegg S said...

Oh the silhouette stamps is wonderful. Haven't seen anything like that before! Love all your cards - such a beautiful variety!

Leslie said...

Beautiful cards....love what you did with the grasses.

The Lone Dollier said...

I'm going to have to get the grass stamp. That is too cool.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Celina said...

Maybe your husband doesn't understand... but I certaintly do! What are husbands to do when there is stamping/crafting to be done?!? Your cards are great! I really love that grass background stamp too :) My favorite feature of your blog is the "ideas" section. I think the houses would look great with lit up windows too!

carpediem said...

That doll stamps is soooo cute!

Katie said...

Sew buttons on a shirt? I didn't realize that was an option! Love your cards...but I especially like the additional ideas you've shared for using these stamps!

Leni said...

Your cards are so nice!! Love the one with the row of houses!!

craftlyn said...

Nice details on your cards! Love them!

Debra said...

I love butterfly cards and use butterfly stamps a lot. I very much enjoyed your card.

Christine said...

These silhouettes are just fabulous - thanks for the great ideas!

SnapWhiz said...

Those stamps are the bomb! Tell your DH to find a pullover shirt or sweater! lol!!

Seriously, just lovely work!

Fiorella said...

Beautiful cards!

Julie Batta said...

Great cards. Just buy your husband a new shirt because you need the time to make these beautiful cards. :o)

Nancy said...

Your husband's button comment had me giggling. Tell him to use glue dots.

The silhouette images are wonderful.

Lizzette said...

Great cards, the Silhouette Grass stamp is awesome.

Christina said...

Beautiful cards! I love the peeking little girls.

Jolanda said...

I love the card with the little girls, i hope i can buy that one soon somewhere!!

Hugs from Holland,
Bye, Jolanda

Juut said...

Your cards are great. I love the 3 different styles!

ArlaMo said...

Cute cards!

AnitaRex said...

Judy such cute cards! LOl to five sewn buttons on a card but not on hubby's shirt!

Nancy Y said...

the grass stamp is so cool, and you did such a great card with it!

Lisa said...

Lovely cards!

Loving that silhouette grass stamp. The things I've seen stamped with it so far have been amazing and your card is no exception. Thank you for sharing.

McStamper said...

Love those little houses. Poor hubby!

judy1223 said...

Oh, Judy, these cards are ALL fabulous! You definitely HAVE been having fun! I especially love the girls and the silhouette grass...wonderful!

Anette H said...

GREAT cards, Judy!!!! (And LOVE the button-story, too true!!)
Hugs, Anette :o)

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Oh I love these, and my DH has the same response when I stitch anything on a card!
~ky

Denise said...

love the houses. :D

Krissy said...

Add the grass silhouette stamp to my ever-growing wish list. It is so versatile!

Gotta hop!

GabrielaD said...

Love the grass stamp... I soooo want it. Love your cards!

Sally said...

those buttons are cute, tell your DH that repairing and creating are not the same thing.

priya said...

Thanks so much for showing your wonderful cards!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the new hero stuff!! hop hop hop...

Fliss said...

Really stylish cards Judy. I love the elegant colours of the first 2 and the paper dolls are so cut.
Thanks for sharing.

Lee said...

That grass stamp is just amazing. I love your monochromatic look.

Becs Attwood said...

Great cards. Love your husband's comments about the buttons - they really don't understand our crafty obssession do they!

Candy said...

Love the wheat/grass background stamp and the way you used it on the card. Those little girls.......great for my granddaughter cards.

Linda aka Oz said...

will a glue dot hold a button on a man's shirt??? hehe Happy Holiday! the Oz

Christy said...

Awesome doll card Judy, like the bold colors. Thanks for sharing with us!

gypsylcm said...

Your cards are beautiful :)

Debbie said...

The new stamps are awesome!! Love your work too!

Laura.K said...

Gorgeous cards. And I understand the paradox with the buttons.

JKB said...

Wonderful cards.

donna mikasa said...

LOVE that button comment! Can't believe you SEWED onto the card!
All your cards are wonderful, Judy...love the little girls behind the sentiment.....so clever! Your blog is a bright spot in my day.

Martine said...

Love the cards! And men... they just don't understand it:D

Betty Kimmel said...

LOL love the button comment!!! girl your cards are gorgeous!
-TFS
BK

Jaana said...

Great cards! Love the grass silouette stamp..

"Stampgram" said...

These are all lovely cards...thanks for sharing. The one with the butterflies and grass background is so elegant. It is my favorite. Just so beautiful. Thanks again, this is so fun.

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

Love the cards! And share the sentiment about sewing on the buttons!

kee kee said...

I *heart* that Silhouette Grass stamp! It's going on my ever-growing list of 'Must Haves' from the 2010 catalog :-) Thanks for the inspiration!

Ziggyeor said...

I wish I had that row of stamp houses right now! I can see a little christmas card with snow on the roofs and all of them decorated up.

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Fun Hop! What a wonderful way to wind down the year!

Margie H said...

Sending You Lots of Hugs card is just adorable!! TFS!

Suzanne C said...

Love the color schemes on the cards! My fav is the grass too! I already have it in my hands! :)

Mabel said...

Great color schemes at those cards, fabulous job!!

Nancy L. said...

adorable!!

artycrafty said...

What great cards!

discomposed said...

Really like your first card! That stamp definitely has a universal feel to it.

Debbie said...

awesome job with the cards on the hop!

Kathie Bailey said...

Incredible creations! That Silhouette Grass stamp has to come live at my house.

VicR said...

How elegant, the 1st card with the Silhouette Grass!
Another must have stamp image I'm thinking!

MarcyK924 said...

Beautiful!! It was worth waiting for!

tampatha said...

these are stunning cards! I love them! thanks for the extra ideas as well..

Gwendols said...

So sweet!!! Love seeing all the great ideas for these stamps!!!

Taly said...

Beautiful cards. Aren't these girlies stamps awesome?

Rockstar Mommy said...

Love, love, love! The colors on the first card are perfect. So elegant.

Pam W Merwin said...

I love the silhouette stamps and I do love those little girls :-)

Paulien van den Bosch said...

oh wow..... I love that first one so much!!!!! beautiful and elegant.
Love it.

rfeiertag said...

What a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing.

Tamara said...

Adorable! I especially love the cute little girl and your awesome colouring.

Linda w said...

Great cards. I love the button comment too.

Merry Christmas

Laurie said...

Good ideas, your cards are truly lovely. Thanks so much.

Artyjen said...

Loving the grass stamp...so many possibilties as you say.
xoxo

DonnJRP said...

Beautifuly done Judy, you are so talented.
Happy Holidays

Stempeljetje said...

Elegant card with the grass stamp

Nicky Hsu said...

Oh My. I love the earth tune. The little yellow butterfly is so clever. Totally love it.

crazydiamond78 said...

Thanks for the ideas!

loved your comment on the buttons...I can relate to that... ;)

Noga.

Lisa C said...

ohh, judy... can i just say how much i LOVE your cards?! WOW. that silhouette grass is definitely one of my top 3 must-haves, as well... fabulous what you did with it here! and that row of houses, too! perfect 'homespun' feel with the buttons (and your comment about your DH made me literally LOL)! and your little girls are just precious... genius idea making extras and tucking them in like that to play with! i'm so inspired! these stamps were made for you... great, great job, my friend. :)

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love the peeking girls Judy! And those houses - I've got to have that stamp! :) Great cards!

Anita said...

I love the first card~ it's beautiful!

Robin said...

Beautiful cards!!! TFS!

Maeghan Magante said...

I love that grass background stamp!

Pamela said...

I love the Block Silhouette Grass stamp and love the Thank you card you made with it. It has to be my all time favourite.Such a beautiful card with a lovely sentiment. The Row houses stamp is equally nice and I love the simplicity of the card with high impact!
The little dolls stamp set Sweet Wonderful You says it all, they are sweet!
Thanks for sharing

teamwarner said...

I love the idea of using the little girl stamps to make paper dolls! So cute!

Samantha said...

Your cards are just stunning! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Helen F. said...

Great cards..I love your buttons (sewn on the card and not your DH's shirt :O)

klasickewpie said...

Love your cards you created. Sounds like your DH needs shirts with snaps on them instead.:)

Sarah Anderson said...

That grass stamp is just gorgeous!! Love your cards :)

Amy said...

Lovely cards, can't wait to get the stamps!

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, I'm loving those grasses... must have!!!

Dawn said...

All of these are just awesome Judy....I lovely what you have done with the dolls... very cute and the long grasses look awesome in the colours you chose.

Jolene Pienaar said...

WOW, these cards are just so mega adorable!!!

dustypenny said...

Hi Judy! Great cards -- I especially like the one with houses!

Ilona said...

Love what you've done with the new Hero Arts goodies! Thanks for sharing!

Agata said...

These cards are great! Love the colors on the one with three girls!

Sandra said...

I enjoyed my visit - love the first card!
Thanks for sharing.
Sandra

pjcorbin said...

Beautiful cards. The simplicity of the silhouette grass and the added labor for paper piecing the girl's dress are both appealing.

PamS said...

Your husband is so funny...

KAREN said...

Your button card is so very nice and the comment from your husband made me laugh out loud!

tam said...

Awesome ideas!!!tfs.

moccavanila said...

Stunning cards,Judy! Love from the silhouette grass, the row of houses card with buttons(oh....Your DH is so funny!)
and....darling little girls card! Love them all!

JMCPhillips said...

Just love the girl stamps - so versatile!

Erica Hettwer said...

Mmmmm...me likey!

paula said...

Judy firstly I didn't know you had a blog. Now I will be comming back!!! Your cards are so wonderfully done. I also loved the comment by your dh - men they can be so funny sometimes.

PS Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you & your family.

n8tvtexan said...

Wonderful cards!!! My dh would have said the same thing about the buttons. lol

Renee said...

Gotta get my hands on those houses. Love them!

Jackie said...

Love them all! The grass and houses are on my list for sure and I really like what you did with the little girls - adorable!

osirisandloki said...

mmmmmmmmmhh.....buttons????not sure about sewing them......looks GREAT but too much fiddling!!!

Gayle said...

Love the houses. Thank you so much for sharing with us all. :)

flowergirl said...

Hi Judy..all i could say was WOW!! when i say ur first card..Love it!!

Valonda L. said...

Love that wheat stamp! To many images are hitting my "gotta have it" list!

Stephanie said...

Your cards are beautiful!

funkycrafter said...

nice variety of beautiful cards. these stamp sets rock.

Jamie said...

Oh WOW! That is such a beautiful and elegant thank you card you created!

Keitha said...

I just love that Silhouette Grass stamp - your card is so elegant!

nina said...

I'm loving the Silhouette stamps - lovely detail with the pearls!

Jimjams said...

Goregous - and a better use of buttons any day!

Katherine said...

Inspirational and sweet cards. Thanks for sharing.

Virginia L. said...

Thought I left you comment earlier... maybe it didn't go through? Here I go again! I LOVE all of your amazing cards, Judy. Each one of them is created with such love and care. Your fabulous design and colors are worth the wait for the blog hop! Love the button story as I have the same situation as yours!

Bree said...

They are all so different and yet all so magnificent

DNAMIchaud said...

My husband wonders the same thing. Very nice cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

susy said...

Just gorgeous.

Marla said...

gorgeous!

c.gonzalez said...

your cards inspire me! i like the grass stamp too! tfs!=0)

Diana N. said...

I like your cards very much. Thanks for giving additional ideas for using the stamps. I also viewed several older posts on your blog and enjoyed your Christmas cards (both that you made and received).

Nadine said...

I love the colors on your last card (:
TFS~

Angji said...

I had to smile when I read about your husband not understanding about why you didn't sew a button on his shirt. Men! :) Nice job!

JPScraps said...

Your cards are so different in style but they're all awesome :)

Cass said...

Beautiful cards.

Dana said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the Silhouette Grass stamp, too! The comment of your DH still makes me laugh :-)

Karin Hall said...

Your cards all just lovely .. and sewing buttons on a shirt just isn't the same.

Creative Char said...

Simple sweetness.

inskidahv said...

adorable cards... love the colors and how well they work together!! Thanks for sharing :)

Sew-Ink said...

Very cute!

Cris Marsh said...

Love your style...
My husband doesn't understand either... I don't darn socks (I just throw them away) but love to sew on cards.

YTET said...

another idea using those cute dolls. love it!

Holly said...

Wow, love the diverse set of cards you made!!

DominoDebi said...

Judy, Judy, Judy...! These are all fabulous cards! And any little girl would love that paper doll card! Smooches, Deborah

Pink Owl Design said...

enough with the little doll stamps. you guys are killing me. I LOVE them.

6p0120a765582d970b said...

Fabulous cards, Judy! Funny about the DH and his buttons!! ScrappinBari(Linda W)

cher46 said...

Great cards!

Kelly said...

Fun fun fun.

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