Hero Arts Blog Hop + Video + Prize!

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I am so excited!  It is the first Hero Arts blog hop, in celebration of our new 2010 catalog!  I have a few things to share with you today, including a video and a prize.  Talk about celebrating!  (Oh, and if you want to do some spending, click HERE for all the stamps at 2Peas :)

First up, here is the video showing how to do Pearlized Stamping with new Hero Arts stamps, Distress Inks and Perfect Pearls.  Lovin’ this technique.  Unfortunately, you have to see this card in real life to really capture the shine – photos just don’t do it. 

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Supplies: Hero Arts Silhouette Grass (new), Antique Engravings (new), Essential Messages (new) and Friend Definition, Pearls and cards.  Scattered Straw, Broken China, Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Distress Inks.  Perfect Pearls and Mini Mister.  Tim Holtz Paper Distressed.  Also silk ribbon and Creative Impressions twine.  Craft Sheet from Ranger.

Next up, I did a super quick candle with this Silhouette Grass stamp.  You can see on the bottom of it that I dropped it and put a dent in it.  Nice, huh?  So I will put it on a candle stand with some rocks around it.  Quick and easy.  Just stamp the image with Distress Ink on tissue paper (for wrapping) and lay on the side of a candle.  Heat it gently with a heat gun and the tissue paper gets surrounded by wax and looks great.

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Supplies: Hero Arts Silhouette Grass (new), Target Candle, Peeled Paint Distress Ink and tissue paper.

Next, I thought I would use this fun Row of Houses stamp to make a little onesie for a friend who is having a little boy soon.  Keep in mind – Colin helped me stamp the houses, so they are a bit smudgy, but the gift is from him so I wanted him to make it. :)   So fast and easy!

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Supplies: Hero Arts Row of Houses (new) and alphabet.  Staz-On ink (for letters).  Versacraft Ink (for houses).

Next up, I just had to use the gorgeous butterflies from the Antique Engravings set.  I am in love!  These butterflies will be part of a set of cards I am making as a Christmas gift for my mother-in-law.  (I told her not to visit here for a few days so she doesn’t see them.)  I haven’t decided what the cards will look like, but I went ahead and colored and cut out a bunch for now.  I will share the completed cards when they are done.  Aren’t these delicious?  I just stamped a ton on paper and colored in very sloppily and quickly with Copics.  Yummmm…

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Supplies: Hero Arts Antique Engravings butterflies (new) and Copic Markers.  And a good movie to keep me entertained during coloring and cutting.  Four Christmases – it is a good one!

I can’t tell you how excited I am about all these new products.  Can’t wait to show you them all! 

In the meantime, as a thank you for joining us in this blog hop, I have a $35 gift certificate to 2Peas to give away… so that you can buy some new Hero Arts stamps.  Woohoo!

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For a chance to win, just leave me a comment on this post telling me what your favorite new 2010 stamp is from the hop today.  Do so by 11:50pmEDT on Sunday when I will pick a winner of the gift certificate.

NEXT UP ON THE HOP… I have the honor of linking to the fabulously fabulous Deborah Nolan.  I highly recommend bookmarking her blog.  Not only is she talented, but she is incredibly funny. 

So… click HERE to continue on our hop!

(Oh, and if you are new to my blog, please check out the Cards for Kids Card Drive HERE.  You may be interested in participating.  Thanks!)

1,400 CommentsCards, Cool links, Giveaways, How-To, Other Projects, Videos

  1. Julie in Edmonds

    Those butterflies are absolutely beautiful! Another stamp that I will add to my *need-to-have* list!

  2. Amazing samples. So far my favorite is the poppy background stamp. so pretty.

  3. Leigh

    I am loving the silouette meadow flowers!

  4. Lisa B.

    My favorite is the poppy stamp!

  5. oh, you are amazing. LOVE what you’ve done with these new stamps!

  6. Kerri Norrod

    The candle is beautiful.

  7. Wendy

    I really like most of the new stamps! Hard to pick just one! I like the silhouettes and the speckled ornaments!

  8. Rebecca

    Wow! All of your projects are amazing!! Especially the candle!

  9. Stunning… WOW! The candle is amazing!!!

  10. Cool stamps! Love all that I have seen so far! :)

  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE what I have seen so far! Thanks for sharing the great inspiration! I hope to see some of these new goodies at our LSS SOON!!! Gorgeous cards as always!!

  12. that candle is lovely

  13. Robin S.

    Wow! These are great ideas using the new HA products. I am LOVING the Silhouette Grass stamp, but after seeing your butterflies, they may be a very close second!

  14. Lynda Nickels

    I love the house stamps..your onsie is so cute!

  15. Lindha

    *drool* I’m speechless (and believe me, it doesn’t happen that often…)!! All your creations are stunning and you are a true inspiration.

  16. I so love every single project here!!! You rock – the card is fabulous!! And this pile of butterflies! Gorgeous! I wish I could decide what stamp I like best – there are too many beautiful new stamps! But this grass stamp and the clear design set with the butterflies and the shell are amazing!

  17. Wendy in MD

    Gorgeous projects as usual, and I can’t believe how beautiful your “sloppily” colored butterflies are. I have got to try those Copics!

  18. Robbie

    My favortie set is the silhoutte grass. I love it.

  19. Jazzy

    Amazing Amazing. I love the Silhouette Grass. I looked at it in the store but did not buy it. I am taking one of the stamps I bought and exchange it for the Silhouette stamp. Loved you color combo. Thanks for sharing. Love your blog.

  20. Wow! That onesie is the most adorable thing ever! Love the houses, love the colors, love the sentiment.

    Gorgeous, gorgeous card as well! Thanks for sharing!

    Cindy :)

  21. Those butterflies are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!

  22. firefly

    love the pearlized stamping technique! Ran out and purchased the silhouette grass stamp as a result. This technique also works well with the Hero Arts Design Block tree. I’m making 4 season note cards for January birthday gifts. Thanks for sharing Jennifer.

  23. Surprisingly, I lvoe the Silhouette Grass. I didn’y yhink I would, but it’s so versatile!

  24. Allison

    OMG what beautiful creations you made! Love the onsie! What type of ink did you use? The butterflies sure look yummy and not sloppy at all!
    I love the butterfly stamps!

  25. Krista

    Hi, I love your blog and inspiration. My favorite stamp is the huge cling one w/ text that you used in your video. I like that you don’t need to use a block too.
    Thanks so much!
    Krista

  26. My favorite new stamps are the monster set, and the new frogs. My 5 year old LOVES frogs, and has all the other hero stamp ones, so he’ll need these too. Love your samples!

  27. Gina

    I really like them all it would be hard to pick one but I’m liking the background stamps a lot

  28. Debbie

    Thank you so much for sharing the candle and I love the butterflies

  29. Maureen Morton

    You have such an amazing talent! You are a true inspiration – thanks!

  30. Oh Jenni i want to be like you when i grow up! You are truly my hero stamper!!!

  31. Ann

    You have the best ideas! I look to your blog for card inspiration before I go anywhere else. Thanks for sharing!

  32. I knew that I would love your creations Jennifer! I love what you did with the Silhouette grass stamp and the onesie is adorable.Your butterflies are amazing too! :-D Barbara

  33. Hi. I love your use of the grass stamp. I think the silhouette grass and the dandelion border are my favourite stamps on the blog hop.

  34. pam barker

    Jennifer,

    OH MY GOSH!! What awesome ideas and beautiful cards you all shared, THANK YOU so much I had a blast on the hop.
    My favorite one was a simply and elegant card by Barbara Hache usinf the Silhoutte Grass Designblock on colored card stock and white embossing!!

    God Bless
    Pam
    pamandrandy@gmail.com
    http://www.cureforcole.com

  35. bluemoon

    Fabulous card. You make it look sooo easy. Loved your video, thank you!

  36. Julie R.

    I love the wheat/silhouette grass stamp you used today Jennifer. The banner idea was also awesome. Thanks so much for all your inspiration today!!

  37. Lizzie

    Can’t make up my mind between the butterflies or the grasses, think the butterflies would win as there are so many ways of using them. Lizzie

  38. Love the pearlised water colour grass card, with its neat banner greeting.
    cheers
    Barb

  39. Amber Batty

    Ok I am sooo loving the butterflies….but also tempted to the row of houses!! SOOO cute on the onsie!

  40. Amber Batty

    Oooh I am loving the butterflies!! But oh how cute is the row of houses on the onsie….darling!!

  41. Karen I

    I was looking at cards on a site, and happened upon your blog. I’m truely amazed and can’t wait to get a day off to try your techniques. They are all very inspiring. thank you

  42. Wini Lauder

    The Silhouette Grass stamp would be my favorite. I can think of so many uses for it. I loved your technique for the banner and then you enhanced it by showing how to put in the bows. Great design.
    Wini

  43. Cecilia Sawyer

    I love nature stamps and use them all the time in my journal. This video was so wonderful. I love the grasses and the use of the word stamp background. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Cecilia

  44. hurstborne@gmail.com

    I love the Silhouette Grass. It will make a great background or foreground stamp. Based on the color and type of card you are doing, it can be used as wheat, seagrass, or any similar image. Mostly,it is just beautiful.

  45. hurstborne@gmail.com

    I want to make a bunch of the baby gift onesies, but stamping on cloth is new to me. Have you ever done a video on it??

  46. Sherry

    I am just a little over a year old into this wonderful craft and I want to let you know how happy I was to be told about your site. I have learned so much and only loving this craft more and more. You could have made the choice of which stamp I liked better easier because my two favorite things to make cards with are flowers and butterflies. By the way this is my first post every.

  47. Joanne Lowe

    I love the grass stamp, I want it, I want it, I want it, So much I can do with the grass stamp . . . The butterfly is so cool with it, Thanks for displaying:)

  48. One can never have too many butterflies

  49. my favorite is the poppy stamp :D

  50. Love your designs.I really do.

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