Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hero Arts 2013 Catalog Blog Hop



Welcome to the second day of the Hero Arts 2013 Catalog Blog Hop, featuring fabulous stamps from the new 2013 release!  I am so excited to be part of this Hop with my Hero Arts Hostess Sisters!  If you’ve been following along, you’ve just arrived from fabulous Robin's blog!  If  you want to start blog-hopping from the beginning, go to the Hero Arts blog.

Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments. For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on ANY day, including each day’s starting post at the Hero Club Blog. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning! 

If you find a broken link (stuff happens, you know!) you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Club Blog. Also, please report broken links to Tami.
Here's my first card:



Birthday Delivery
   I used the new wood block stamp "Birthday Delivery", substituting the birthday signboard for the altered label from "Love Jar".  Don't be afraid to cut up those clear stamps; you can put the pieces back together if needed.  The "Map of America" cling stamp background  has been stamped in white on kraft and embossed with white.  That highway?  Washi tape!!  Don't you love it?
 
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It was love at first sight when I saw this Happy Birthday set!  It was designed with Operation Write Home in mind.  This card tends to be more masculine, but change up the colors and background and it will work for any gender, any age.  I have paper pieced the balloon and distressed the
Map of America background.  I love the stitched clouds and the set includes other  sentiments and images that you can use for any occasion!

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 I've used the new "Love Jar" set for this card.  The flower stamps in this set create  a solid image, but for this card I wanted to make it look like an outline stamp, so I used a Copic multiliner pen to trace around the petals, stems and leaves.   I did a bit of masking around the jar top to make the stems appear to be in the jar.  The pink hearts are punch outs.  Once again, I didn't use the label that came with this set, instead using the "Sending Love" stamp. 
 

The glare you see here is the shine from the "jar" I created from a sheet of acetate to contain the hearts and make the jar appear real.

On this card, I "branched out" and used the leafy stem as a branch from which I hung "precious hearts" diecuts from Memory Box.  This branch can be the place to hang birdhouses, Christmas ornaments, or other seasonal objects.  

That's it for me!  I've enjoyed this reunion with my Hostess Sisters!  To celebrate, I will draw a name at random on Saturday from the comments left here to receive an assortment of stamping goodies!
 
• Your next stop on the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop is the wonderfully gifted, kind and caring Nancy at Happy Hearts Studio.

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Barb said...

Oh, my goodness, you rocked these new stamps, Judy - wow! I adore that truck stuffed with the hearts - brilliant! And your hot air balloon card is so beautiful! I really need to get that Love Jar set - the pink and green combo is so soft and pretty! Your last card is awesome too, my friend!! Love those sweet hearts hanging from the branch!

Lin said...

Now I see why you wanted that balloon stamp - it is just darling with it's bow! Love the touches you gave to each of your cards, Judy, beautifully done!! (And watch tomorrow, you and I were on the same wave length.....)

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this Judy!! You rocked it out of the park....LOVE each and everyone of your Fabulous Cards!! xoxoxoxo

Frenette Family said...

The hot air balloon is fantastic, great for a guy.

Michelle Liimatainen said...

WOWZA!!! You totally rocked those stamps!!! Each and every one of them is unique and gorgeous!!! I love your manly birthday card. Man cards are so hard to do and you did this one to perfection!!!!

Daša said...

i loveeeeee it!

Sue McRae said...

Wow, Judy your projects are fantabulous! Love that you first two cards are perfect for the guys. I think I'm going to have to add the Map stamp to my wish list.

Jacqueline said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Judy! I see your style in all of these and the innovative inspirational way you have put your cards together!

Barb said...

I love the truck with valentines and the balloon stamp. Great job!

Jenn Biederman said...

Judy! All your cards are wonderful! I especially love the hot air balloon as I have a tender spot in my heart for those...going on my wish list! I love how you mixed up the sets of stamp sentiments & the masking on the love jar is spectacular! Kudos! Love hopping with you! :)

Angel Estes said...

Stunning creations! I love every one! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Great cards, Judy! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Janie said...

Pretty cards. You are making me want that balloon stamp.

Barb said...

love these cards. thanks for the inspiration.

Laura M. said...

Such lovely cards! I'm feeling inspired ;) Thank you for sharing!

Virginia L. said...

Wow, Judy, you went ALL OUT!! Love your creations for this blog hop! Each one of them is full of delightful details. Love that acetate jar....you rock this hop, sista!

Laura Jane said...

LOVE your BRANCHED OUT card! you are a FUN lady:)

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

Love your cards Judy - the way you used the map. Stitched clouds will have to be on my list too. So clever with the jar.

Jessica ML said...

Great cards! They are lovely, thanks for the inspiration.

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous cards, Judy! I love the love jar!

Maryann said...

WOUW so many gorgeous cards. I just love your work here, soo gorgeous all of them and sooo versatile stamps here that will work perfect in soo many ways.

Cedar of Lebanon said...

oh wow, love the way you used background stamps, very clever!! Beautiful cards!

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! Your cards are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing all of your creativity with us...so inspiring!!!

Rosemary said...

what an amazing set of cards, judy!! you absolutely knocked each and everyone out of the park!!

Marty said...

Love that jar card-such a cool set.

Ale Vargas said...

Muy hermosas las 4 tarjetas cada una con su toque diseño y la ue mas mas me gusto fue la del globo se ve preciosa!! saludos desde guadalajara, jalisco

gscindy said...

Loved all your cards, and the technique on the balloon is awesome!

KathyK said...

Love your use of the map stamp. Great cards! Always looking for cards with a masculine edge and yours are great!

Harriet said...

Judy, Your cards are super. Cheerful colors, super sentiments. Thank you.

judy said...

Lovely cards! I especially like the cards that you made using the map background stamp.

Robin said...

Great cards, really like the hot air balloon card, the colors are wonderful!

bark3344 said...

Love your branching out card the best

Miriam Prantner said...

These are lovely! I especially love the first two with that great map background, love how you've created a scene with them both!

Dana D. said...

All 4 cards are amazing. Such details and the colors you used are awesome. Fantastic!

Beastybunny said...

All the cards are gorgeous! Love the truck of love and the love jar! Brilliant!

Pat8 said...

Love all the new Hero Arts stamps!

Theresa said...

Judy, ALL our cards are amazing, but I especially love your card with the hot air balloon!! What a clever idea to cover the jar with acetate!! Brilliant!

Grá O'Neill said...

Fabulous cards with so much inspiration, thanks :)

Gina H. Van Vliet said...

I love the love jar set.

Anita Rex said...

Lovely cards Judy! I like how you made the solid flower stamp into an outline, that takes dedication!

Crystalena82 said...

What lovely cards! I love the color combinations of each, but am especially excited about the flexibility of the first two cards as a perfect masculine fit. They will work for either, but were a nice change of pace. The second two make me miss Spring! Great work! Thank you for sharing. Have a great day! :)

Kim M said...

Beautiful cards! Love the "love jar" set.

Cathy Homan said...

Love your cards. Thank you for the inspiration.

LouAnn said...

Such wonderful cards. I love all the ideas you gals have been giving us in the blog hop.

Pia said...

Fabulous Judy! love all of them - but especially the first one - clever use of masking tape! ;)

Melitini said...

Great cards! I loved the one with the balloon!

Trudi said...

What wonderful cards! I think the truck is my fave, great masculine valentine :) Thanks for sharing!

Pat said...

These are lovely! You used one of my top new favorite stamps--the map stamp!!! Great job!

Alli said...

So many cards!
Great inspiration!
TFS!

Brenda said...

Wonderful work Judy! I am really loving that Map background stamp, it can really be used for so many different occasions! You were very busy producing so many cards! Awesome work!

Barbara said...

If I had to choose one of these cards as a favorite, I couldn't. Each one had me "oohing" and "aahing" as it came up! Awesome creativity here and I love that map background and the jar is so cute and the washi tape road makes me smile!!!!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow Judy your cards are fabulous, my fav is the balloon one!!

Genelle said...

Love your cards! So talented! I've got to get back to sewing elements on my cards - love it!

Rachel K said...

Your cards are amazing! Love how you mixed and matched your stamps! :)

marking said...

The Love Jar is my favorite! Beautiful.

Buffy Esser said...

Oh My gosh I love your second and fourth card...they are all beautiful but those two are my favs!

luluvision said...

What a great use for the washi tape! All your cards are great! Thanks for sharing!

Diana N. said...

I am so impressed with your cards! They are all wonderful, but the "Love Jar" is extra special!

gberry14 said...

Judy, I just love the truck and mason jar heart cards but your card art is lovely and so inspiring!-L. Berry

RaeChel said...

Oh my gosh LOVE that hot air balloon card! So cute with teh stitching!

RedGem said...

Love all these cards... just great inspiration! I have a truck stamp and will definitely get it out (if I can find it!)haha Tks for a great share!

Sarina Coffin said...

I melt every time I see that Map stamp! That is number one on my need list...yes that is not a want but a need, it is so cool! :D The jar stamp I got for Christmas as that was another fav so needless to say your cards rock!!!! Great work! Three thumbs up from me because yes I am a little crazy :D Have a great day!

Sophia Garza said...

Thank you for your talent and sharing. I love your ideas

Robyn said...

Wow, these cards have so many clever touches that it's hard to list them all, but I especially love the uses of the Map stamp - very realistic colors - the acetate on the jar, how you outlined the stamp with a Copic, and the memory box ribbons attached to the hearts! Great job!

Anonymous said...

So so Clever! Love all of your designs!

Julie H in MN

Kathy said...

Hey Judy Sista!! You always leave me inspired!! LOVE your cards and LOVE how you put that bird with the envelope by the jar fillers. Your use of the backgrounds are superb too. Hope all is well with you and sorry I don't stop in as often as I would like. Hugs, Kathy

Mildred Mildew said...

Beautiful cards Judy, as are all of your cards.

Cindy K said...

I love the dimension in your cards Judy! That map background is so cool. Thanks!

Darlene S. said...

Wonderful cards!! Love the map background stamp and how you turned the leafy stamp into a branch!!! Very clever!

Monica said...

Such Cute cards. Great job!!

Marilyn said...

Love your fun cute cards, Judy!

Sandra said...

wow - 4 beautiful cards!
Love the dimension and stitching .... you have a new follower!
Sandra ltb

E.T. said...

omg! your cards are soooo awesome! i can see myself making these!

Karen said...

Fabulous cards in every way! Excellent work, so inspiring! So many great ideas for Valentine's cards.

Susan Kapp said...

beautiful cards, such detail

Donna said...

Love the jar of hearts! Very cute cards.

Deirdre said...

These are just beautiful Judy.

Anonymous said...

Great cards! Like how you used Map of America stamp.

Dorothy C.

Nikki the *scrappinNavyWife* said...

WOW! You've been busy! They are all just fantastic!

patscrap91 said...

Your cards are so pretty ! Love how you played with the new stamps !

Jennifer Schmidt said...

These cards and stamps are too cute!! I love the jar done on the acetate! Thanks for the inspiration!

SmokieBlueRose said...

Your card are so cute. The way use different cards are great. My favorite is the truck.

Petti said...

Love your card! Great inspiration!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow very pretty cards...love how you used so many different ones. I really like the map background stamp.

Kailash said...

Absolutely stunning Judy, each design is so beautifully crafted!!!

conil said...

I'm nuts about this new map stamp and the way you designed the jar card is wonderful.

Linda Beeson said...

What fabulous ways to use that map stamp, cuteness!

Debbie G said...

Wonderful cards. Really like the love jar stamp. Lots of ways to use it!

stamplover2011 said...

Wow, Judy! I love each and everyone of your cards! The hot air balloon is awesome and that truck with hearts is such a clever idea!

walchowDesign said...

So many beautiful cards, Judy! Love your map with the car loads with of love.

M. Middelkoop said...

Thanks for showing the versatility of all those stamps. I'm loving that love jar!

Anonymous said...

I love all your cards. GREAT JOB!

jenway9 said...

Love is in the air!!!!

TweedyBird said...

What beautiful cards!
thank you for sharing

Heather Maria said...

Judy, I can tell you've been having lots of fun with your new stamps! LOVE all of your cards!

cm said...

Wow - what an amazing, and diverse, set of cards. I smiled my way through your entire display; day brightening, every one! Thank you for all the inspiration and sharing.

Joan V said...

Wow, you really rock with all these new images and cards. I just love them all. Thanks for sharing.

Pam W Merwin said...

Judy, these are amazing! Love all the details on each card. The paper piecing on the hot air balloon looks great and I am definitely falling in love with the Love Jar set :)

Debstamps said...

Terrific work Judy! Great details, wonderful layers, and all around super stamping fun!

Jocelyn said...

LOL >>> I love the washi tape highway. That Map of America rocks! Great cards Judy!

Sandy said...

Judy - your cards are fantastic. I especially enjoyed the birthday balloon cards. You are so clever, thank you for sharing you talents with us.

Cindy C. said...

These cards are charming Judy! Thanks for the inspirations!

Cathy said...

Love the hot air balloon card!

Linda E said...

Well, Judy, Hero Arts was wise in selecting you for this blog hop. I want every stamp you used. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

mtscrapgal said...

I like how you used different sentiments with each set of stamps.Great ideas about using the branch stamp to hang lots of possibilities.

Mary said...

Such clever use of the stamps. These are fun cards and love the inspiration.

Jeanne Dudgeon said...

Thank you for the ideas! Loving that Mason Jar.

Mariëtte said...

I really do like the Map of America stammp! Love your cards.

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Great cards - love the truck driving on the washi tape. Thanks!

Shelley said...

Love them all!

Lynda M said...

Four wonderful cards Judy! Love the paper piecing and the stitching and the map of America stamp.

Gina Shillitani said...

I love the Truck and the Jar! Great work!

Leni said...

Beautiful cards, especially the one with the balloon!!!

Sally said...

Love all of your cards, Judy! Such creative ideas on each one, especially the acetate over the jar with hearts and the bird holding the sign is the perfect addition! Great use of the map background to create some masculine cards, too. Lots of inspiration you've shared!

adele holcomb said...

All so cute! I have that washi tape and yours is a fun idea. My favorite is the last one with hearts hanging from the branch.

karenelr said...

Everyone of your cards are fabulous! Super talented--this is my first time here! Thanks for sharing your talent with us and HA!

Daria Z. said...

Love your cards, Judy! Each one unique - but my fave is the birthday balloon!!

Angie Vallejo said...

Lovely! I seenew stamps to add to my wish list!

Chark said...

love the stamps used so differently!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow the flowers and that jar look so real! Beautifully done!

Agata said...

Wow! What a production of cards! Excellent stamp pairing in the first two! And those other two are so beautiful, love them all!

Jillisgram said...

You are very talented. Loved all your cards. Val from IL.

VicR said...

I LOVE the Love jar!! ..and the hot air balloon on that nice map background. I also really like the stitched borders of your cards. I need to drag out my old machine :)

goodie girl said...

Saw several items at Archeiver's yesterday. How you used the jar is very interesting.

April said...

All of these are such wonderful cards! I especially like the balloon card. Great job!

Margreet Havinga said...

What a amazing cards.

Lucy said...

Wow, this is so creative, I love the way you used these stamps. Really wonderful!

margaretart said...

Judy, I am IN AWE of your wonderful cards---each so different and each so pretty. What great ideas and how you mixed up elements to get your message across. Just great!!

heidi @ ggip said...

Very soft and pretty cards!

maria mcclure said...

WOW, Judy!! These are fabulous! Each one so different and so beautiful. Truly, you outdid yourself and really made these images shine! thanks so much for your humor and for sharing your talent. :)

Kathy Berger said...

Thank you for such fabulous cards! I love them all, but especially the balloon one with the map background.

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

I love all your cards.. Your right I use my cling stamps in all sorts of ways. I use just letters if I need a I or a U.. or take a word out of a phrase. That's the best part of clings.

annms said...

your cards are great. Thanks for the inspiration.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Great samples! I love how you used the map background stamp.

Nadège said...

I definitely love this map stamp, it's fantastic! Your card are so adorable!

Pam said...

Wow! I love all of your cards, especially the last one with the hanging hearts.

Amber Bracken said...

Very cute!

joy said...

Your cards are fabulous, Judy! I love each one. Especially the hot air balloon one!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

So creative, Ms. Judy! Just love the stem as a branch with dangling hearts! That paper-pieced balloon looks amazing. Thanks for the inspiration, my friend!!

Jayne said...

Such wonderful cards. Love the truck and the hanging hearts especially.

Jen said...

What a cute idea switching out the sign on the Birthday Delivery! I love all of the cards!

Cat Craig said...

Judy, love your creativity with the truck card, that map stamp is definitely on my list. The balloon card, such perfect colors and design. The two last cards are super sweet-"hearty!" Love Em.

Carol Perry said...

Can't get over how much thought went into making these cards. They are all so great and colors just really flow together. That hot air balloon is just gorgeous. Love all of them. Thank you for sharing your talent with me. Lots of inspiration here.

pcm said...

love the cards, especially the masculine ones! Always looking for good male cards!

Angela Restad said...

O'so cute, that is all I can so, so cute.....lol big smile on mu face :-)

diana said...

Great cards! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration. ;-)

zehra said...

beautiful cards, lvoe the little details and the heart truck.

Deeps said...

Love the jar of hearts & all the other cards. Love it.

Cynthia B. said...

Great cards! My favorite is the hot air balloon with the Map of America stamp as the background - so cool! TFS your cool projects with us. :)

Robin K. said...

Oh Judy! Your cards are amazing!!!! You really put a lot of love into all the details!!! Proud to be hoppin' with you!!! Robin:)

Dana said...

Wow!!! Awesome cards!!!

Mrs_Mac said...

Love the jar cards. Thanks for such great ideas.

Mynnette said...

Well, I adore the travel theme of the first two cards and I equally adore the love theme on the second two! Just gorgeous work all around! HUGS and happy stamping! :)

Suzanne C said...

Your cards are all beautiful! Love the truck of love heading up the hill over the map. The hot air balloon is just a lovely vintage card. The jar set is super sweet and I love your dangling hearts from the tree branch! So much inspiration in one post!

Anne G said...

Love the dimension on these cards! Great job!

Ruth H said...

Judy,
I love them all. You've been a busy girl. Love the load of love and the hot air balloon. You are right very versatile. I adore the branch card ! Thanks for all the fun creative inspiration.

Judy Tuck said...

These cards are so cute. Love them all!

Moosisk said...

Oh my! What awesome cards! I am just crazy for that jar with the little hearts. ADORABLE! :D

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards! I like the washi tape road and your use of the map stamp.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Colorado Crafter said...

Wonderful cards!!! Can't wait to get my hands on some of these new HA stamps!!!

Maureen Morton said...

Oh, Judy....I love them all, but that jar card has my heart! My stamps set is on the way and you've inspired me so much. I can't believe the detail you've added with the acetate, the pen and the stitching! So amazing!

Debbie said...

I love how you did the balloon and matching it with the map background stamp
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Marilyn said...

That jar takes the cake but I have to say I love them all.

Deborah said...

I am blown away, Judy!!! You totally blew me away with all of your cards, but you stole my heart with that balloon stamp and blue color palette! YOWZA, YOWZA, YOWZA!!!!!!!!

Deborah said...

Oh my word! That balloon card and the love jar card are so awesome that I think I really need to get those sets now...Love them!

SmilynStef said...

What a fun little washi tape highway ... and the balloon is fantastic too.

Jen W. said...

Wow! Each card just got better and better! What a fabulous showcase for all those new HA goodies!

Teresa W. said...

Wow! Beautiful cards, Judy! I have hard time to pick my favorite. You showcase the new stamps so beautifully.

Shannon said...

Wow, four beautiful cards to check out and admire. Thank you so much for sharing with us and for the inspiration.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Wow! You outdid yourself. All of these are fabulous! Hugs Judy!

Pat said...

Wow, all of your cards are beautiful! Your masculine cards are outstanding and always something I struggle with.

cheiron said...

WOW JUDY! These are amazing. I love them all especially the guy cards. The truck with the hearts looks great!

Sharon Y said...

I'm crazy for that map stamp. Love your choice of colors.

SherylH said...

Wonderful cards! I particularly like your use of the map background for the first two.

Memories by Manda said...

Thats a lot of creativity going on! My fav is the balloon card.

Janet Lindstrom said...

Oh, your cards are so wonderful, I really love the balloon card!

Sharon Lawrence said...

Awesome ideas-love the white map stamped on kraft paper and the washi tape road! And the sweet hanging hearts are so cute!

Judy1223 said...

Judy, ALL of your cards are totally amazing! My wish list is growing day by day...well done today during the Hero Hostess blog hop, I knew it would be fabulous!

Susan Grapengater said...

I love the acetate! So pretty!

Dixie Cochran said...

Your card designs are stunning! Thanks for making my "must have" list even longer! LOL!

Pamela Haskin said...

Love your cards! Very clever use of the acetate and I love the 'man stamps'! I'm always on the lookout for stamps that work for men's cards. I'll have to have these. Thanks for sharing.

jintyoo7 said...

Whoeeee, Judy - what a feast for sore eyes - fantastic cards.....LOVE!!!!!

Arlene said...

Oh, love the fantastic cards - beautiful colors and styles. Thanks for all the inspiration.

I love that Map of America stamped and embossed in white on Kraft. I have that stamp too and now I have even more inspiration on using it. I do love that stamp.

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love ALL your cards Judy! The truck is so adorable and that balloon card is gorgeous! It looks like we had the same idea for the love jar. :). So fun to be hopping with you this week!

Emily Keaton said...

All of these are Delightful!

paula laird said...

Hi Judy, I'm in love with your cards!!! I especially love the masculine cards, they are so amazing. I am getting a serious case of the "I wants" yet again. I love these blog hops, so much fun xoxoxo

Carol Gibson said...

Great cards. I have the map and
birthday delivery truck. Just
love them.

shelby valadez said...

wow! so pretty! I love the jar card!

McStamper said...

Love your cards - especially the Love jar.

craftymom205 said...

Love the cards.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Disp6194 said...

Wow Judy so much glorious eye candy! All your projects are jut gorgeous :)

Katherine Dent said...

Loved your idea of hanging the hearts from the branches and using acetate for the jar. Great way to send loving thoughts to those we love.

Fiorella said...

All your cards are lovely! Watching them makes me happy.

Carla said...

All cards are so cute! I like the jar card and the last card the best. Thanks for sharing.
Carla from Utah

Carol said...

Oh Judy, I just love your cards. You have such creative ideas! I particularly like the truck full of love - how appropriate for "Livin' the Dream".

Lucille K said...

Wow, Judy you rocked the house with all of these wonderful cards. I must get that Happy Birthday set, just love that ballon with the bow :)

brenlubrant said...

I love the truck card full of hearts. It is perfect to give to a male.

Anonymous said...

Super cards - love the paper pieced balloon - thanks for sharing !

karenajo

Lucy Newton said...

Gorgeous and clever cards!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! I love that jar stamp!
DeniseB

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