Hero Arts Blog Hop + Video + Prize!

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 πŸ™‚

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.

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. πŸ™‚  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!)