12.18.2009

Hero Arts 2010 Catalog Blog Hop!



Welcome to the Hero Arts 2010 Catalog Blog Hop! I am excited to be participating...the new stamps that I have had a chance to play with (and those that I've got to peek at) are amazing! Although it always seems impossible to out due the last release...they always do! So, sit back, grab a Diet Coke :) and enjoy the hop as wonderful artist share their creations, with YOU, using many of the new Hero Arts 2010 stamps.

Let's get started!

As I mentioned in my last post, we are moving (craziness!) and I wanted to do something fun to introduce us to our new neighbors. I always hear people say how their new neighbors brought them treats...or their new neighbors haven't stopped by to say hello...and I just don't want to deal with all that pressure. So, I'm gonna be the first to break the ice and take over these 'Just Saying Hello' notecards to our new neighbors (with a little treat) and introduce ourselves. Yes, this is brave for me to step out and do...but I thought it would be fun.


  Supplies: 
H5328 Row of Houses
CL380 Truly Appreciated
PS517 White Notecards with Envelopes
CH117 Assorted Crystal Gemstones
Other: ink, thread, pop-dot

I instantly fell in love with this row of houses stamp when I received it - bold, graphic and simply darling! I cut a white notecard down to 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 square and sewed around the edges with a silver metallic thread on the top and a bobbin below with pink thread (it looks so cute with the pink thread pulling through the card). I then stamped the 'Row of Houses' stamp numerous times with different colors of ink, cut them all out and applied 4 to the card front (the pink one is up on a pop-dot).

Using two colors of ink, I stamped the title from the fabulous new clear stamp set, 'Truly Appreciated', added some clear gemstones and moved on to making more. I love the color scheme and the simplicity of the card...it portrays my message just perfectly!

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For the second project, I made some small gift tags to take to my neighbors right now, with a gift to say thanks for all that they've done for us. I simply cut a bunch of circle designs out with my Silhouette Digital Cutting machine, added a cut out house from the 'Row of Houses' stamp, a gemstone on the door, some ribbon and a stamped 'hello' from the same stamp used above. I tied a little string around it to tie it to some goodies.



Supplies:
H5328 Row of Houses
CL380 Truly Appreciated
PS517 White Notecards with Envelopes
CH117 Assorted Crystal Gemstones
Other: ink, thread, green ribbon, staples, string, Silhouette Die-cutting machine


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For this third project, I used a new Hero Arts clear stamp set called 'Speckled Ornaments'. It is a beautiful set that has all sorts of classic images that can be used over and over again...for any type of project. Love sets like that! 



Supplies:
CL401 Speckled Ornaments
CL380 Truly Appreciated
PS517 White Notecards with Envelopes
CH117 Assorted Crystal Gemstones
Versamark Ink Pad
Other: ink, thread, green ribbon, 
Mustard Embossing Powder (American Crafts), Label punch, scalloped edge punch


I took a regular white card and stamped the beautiful damask stamp with green ink on the right hand side. I then ran the card through my die-cutting machine with a dot embossing folder. I took another saying for the set, 'Truly Appreciated' (I love those scripty words in this set) and stamped it with Versamark Ink on the pink paper and then embossed it with mustard embossing powder. I used a paper punch on the edge of the paper, punched out a label from blue cardstock, tied a bow with green ribbon and sewed it to the title. Rounding the corners on the card finished it up!

I had so much fun playing with these amazing new stamps from Hero Arts! Be sure to check out their new catalog today - I can't wait to see everything!! It is a true honor to design for such a wonderful company...they are the amazing!


Thanks for coming by my blog! Leave a comment and say hello! I'd love to hear from you! 

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The next stop on the Hero Arts 2010 Catalog Blog Hop is...
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If one of the Blog Hop links don'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!

Have fun!!

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Sarah said...

Fabulous cards! Love how you cut out the houses and thee fun colors you used!

Vicky said...

Great cards! can't wait to buy some of these stamps!

Patricia said...

Lovely cards :)

Kathy said...

Love your bright and cheery cards! Off to hop!

Kelly Booth said...

Love your cards...and the colors are just perfect!!

Lysa said...

Great cards- they are so simple & fun!

Tracey said...

Lovely...so cheerful!!

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous cards, those sweet little houses are definately on my wish list.

Susan McRae said...

The house card is so fun!

Godelieve said...

Great use of the cute houses. And perfect timing for you!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

So pretty! I really love the combination of stamping and embossing! Love these!

Jenn Biederman said...

Beautiful cards!!! Love the house stamps...must have them! I also used the speckled ornaments set...definitely a new fave of mine!

Anonymous said...

Cute cards and tags, Robin! I love your idea of breaking the ice with all of your new neighbours - and what a terrific way of doing it! I SOOO love the row of houses stamp and what you've done with it here! Great colours, too!

Sharon D. in Canada

Virginia L. said...

LOVE how you use the Row of Houses stamp!! How perfect for the new neighbor!! So inspiring! Thank you for sharing your talent :)

Anonymous said...

Great cards and great ideas! Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays.
Trish

Joan said...

Great house cards! Been waiting to see those stamps in action! Love it

Marga said...

Wonderful cards, the houses are my favorite!

cricutnewbie said...

I am in love with these super cute houses too! Thanks for sharing.Nat

kee kee said...

I love that you cut the houses out to make the design work best for you. Thanks for the inspiration!

Fifi said...

love, love, love what you've done with that little house stamp

Clare said...

oh my gosh, there it is! that little house stamp I've been waiting for!! :)

Jennifer said...

you ALWAYS amaze me!!!

Arlene said...

Love those houses. I like what you did on those wonderful notecards for your new neighbors.

Cindy C. said...

Really enjoy your projects especially those created with the house stamps! You mentioned you've just moved, hope that everything is under control, and may happiness and love filled your new home!

Krys72599 said...

Love the way that little house pops up off the card!

donna said...

The houses stamp is very cool. Love what you have done.

sue wisniewski said...

I really like the row of houses stamp. This is going on my wish list. stamping sue

Diana said...

Love all your creations, but the houses are my fav. That is a stamp I certainly must have. BRAVO!

Anonymous said...

So creative! Love the houses, too! Rona

Brooke said...

You cards are wonderful. Love the neighbor one!

Caroline said...

Your cards are terrific. those houses are so versatile.

AnitaRex said...

I like the colors that you used for your creations! I think it's great that your going to step out of your comfort zone and go and meet the new neighbors!

Tiffany said...

LOVE what you did with the house stamp, definitely cute! And I love the bright and cheerful colors!!

Beth Norman said...

Lovely work that certainly highlights the stamps in an awesome manner.

MNJackson said...

I spotted those houses right away, they are so cute....

Agata said...

Cheery and bright! Wonderful cards!

Scrapycandy said...

You are so creative and I love your blog! Thanks so much!

divester said...

I love the houses - and the colors great job

Sarah Belgium said...

Love your work!
We'll be moving house in a couple of months aswell (still decorating it now), so I might just steal your idea :)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Beautiful cards I love the houses!!!

Lee Anne said...

I love what you did with the house stamps! Great colors and cutting! Thanks for sharing!

Meg said...

Super cute! I'm so excited for the house stamps!

Hi My name is Mary and I was said...

What a great way to meet new neighbors! Love the little houses.

sagreen125 said...

love the just say hello. it is simple but touching

Anonymous said...

Really like the house stamp and how you used it!
Bev

Darla Bibeau said...

I really love the dimension in your art work! Thanks for sharing.
Darla

iammaryburke said...

Hop Hop Hop

Mary Smith
Columbus, Ohio

Mannayah said...

Hello .. :)
very sweet & cute cards .. thanks

Rosemary said...

Love the CAS style of your cards!! Fabulous!

Jenn said...

I love your Just Saying Hello cards and what a wonderful gift idea for new neighbors! I know I would have loved to have received those and meet my new neighbors... maybe I'll have to do that someday. :)

Tami B. said...

I adore that you're introducing yourself to the new neighbors this way. Wish you were my neighbor. Beautiful work.

Janene said...

So weet. Thanks for sharing

Jane said...

Love them!! I so want those houses!!!

Yaneri said...

Oh! my Robyn! These are so awesome! Love the soft colors! You are so talented!!

Yaneri

Kelli said...

FAB colors-- love it!

Deb said...

I ALMOST wish we were moving - just so I could use that stinkin cute house stamp!!! Absolutely adorable. I love how you separated the houses out on the first card. Good luck w/your move!

marking said...

love those house stamps!

Deirdre said...

Robyn, Love your houses... so fun. Great ideas too. Your neighbours will love them.

Jillisgram said...

What a cute way to introduce yourself to new neighbors or to send info about moving to a new home. Cute cards!

Cathy A said...

Loving these colourful cards and tags, on a grey snowy day...just what we need! Those houses are definately going to have to go on my wish list!!

Filiz said...

these are awesome and this blog hop is so exciting!!

Jen said...

love those little houses, on the hillside

SusanK said...

These houses are great! Wonderful for housewarming or moving! Happy holidays from our home to yours!

marla said...

Very nice cards - those houses are very cute!!

Scrappycat said...

What a cute cards, love those little houses....

Nancy said...

What a lovely and thoughtful gesture for your new neighbors and your current ones...these cards are perfect! I'm really loving the Speckled Ornaments set. Good Luck with the move!

carolm said...

love the houses - beautiful cards!

fika said...

Love your little house card Robyn.. And you made a beautiful card using speckled ornament.. thanks for inspiring!! ;)

Dawn (dmh) said...

Hello!
I enjoyed your creativity.
The new stamps are lovely.
:)
TFS

Tamara said...

The houses are fantastic. I don't know if i would have seen the possibilities of stamping the row in multiple colours, then cutting each one out. It works so well though!

Anne Marie said...

Hello, Hi, Bonjour! I would love to have you as a neighbour if I got one of those adorable cards! Very sweet!

Lucille said...

Robyn - Your cards are lovely and very thoughtful. The new city and house stamps are on my list :)

Nancy said...

Love your projects! I especially like the way you cut apart the houses to use them differently. Thanks for the tip!

Danita C. said...

Such adorable cards, and I just love your idea for introducing yourself to the neighborhood.

Scrapalooza said...

great cards!

thestormyone said...

cute cards~ tfs

Dwita said...

Great rows of houses... Great stamp..

Anne said...

Hi, Robyn! Beautiful cards and a neat project, too! Very creative idea to make a circle tag to tie around some treats! :-)

Deb (dcorder) said...

OH! Love the CAS house card! Fabulous!

Mary said...

Love all the cards! Great colors!!

qsogirl said...

your cards are so pretty :) I really like your idea to give "hello" cards to your new neighbors! i hope you meet some great people in your neighborhood :)

pierides said...

Those house are fabulous and your cards are wonderful. I love the idea of giving cards to you new neighbours. Reminds me of the old time calling cards.

Edna said...

Great use of the houses, love the use of colour on your little creations too!

Beverly said...

Those house stamps are so adorable. Sweet cards....thanks for sharing your creative goodness with us today....

sideoats + scribbles said...

ROBYN!!! Love love love what you did with the houses! And those balls of twine are making me hungry!

Huge holiday hugs to you!

Lin said...

Robin, that's a great idea to introduce yourself to your new neighbors!! You will be the queen of the neighborhood! Beautifully crafted projects!!

Sarah C said...

Great card with the houses! We have moved a lot and cards are a great way to break the ice with the neighbors. Good luck!

Kryssi said...

that is super cute, es the house card, love it!

Jessica said...

OK, those houses are to die for! Love this hopping business. Thanks for all the fun.

Squelly said...

Stinkin' cute! I love the one with the little houses....so many ways those could be used...hmmmmm *wink* - Thanks for sharing!

kjo13 said...

I LUV, LUV the colors you used. Both cards are very pretty, but the second i find especially appealing! TY.

Debstamps said...

Simply sweet projects one and all! Also took a gander at your bookmarks below! Terrific idea!

Stamping Cafe said...

Fabulous cards, love them!!

nsmerkt said...

Really enjoyed the cards with that FABULOUS new houses stamp! Reminds me that I have to make a few cards for my friends that have moved. Thank you for sharing with us during this busy time!

karlalala said...

your cards are beautiful!! thanks for sharing! and i loved your make and take at SPARK!!

scarthur said...

super cute!

Christine H said...

Love the houses. Very cute.

Linda said...

The row houses are sooooo adorable! Thanks for the inspiration, now I just have to wait for the stamps!

Linda

carpediem said...

Great cards! I am liking so many of the new stammps!

Diana N. said...

I love the card "Just saying hello!"

Pegg S said...

Beautiful samples! I do love the bold look as well - you do it so well. Thanks for the peeks!!

Leslie said...

Beautiful cards....love what you did with the row of houses stamp.

Be(e) said...

Lovely cards. I like the houses too ever since I've seen them on the sneak peaks. Great use of that stamp.

Celina said...

Your neighbors will definately be won over... those house cards and tags are sooooo cute. Love the colors and the way you designed the layout of the card ;)

Tere said...

beautiful cards, your neighbors are going to love you!

janet wilson said...

Love those houses

The Lone Dollier said...

Wow, love the cards and how you used the stamps. Thanks!

Marilyn

Anette H said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous!! Love it all!!

clwilker said...

That house stamp is adorable! Your new neighbors are going to love you!!

Katie said...

Good for you in welcoming yourself to the neighborhood! I wish I'd been on the ball when we moved into our home three years ago. Definitely going to need the cute little house stamp! You've done a great job with these new stamps!

Leni said...

Hello, I think I will love the speckeled ornaments! Wish you luck in your new home!

Rebecca said...

The little houses are SO cute!!! I have a new neighbor and what a sweet way to welcome her into the 'hood. =)

Julie Batta said...

Love the cards. The first one will be a hit with your new neighbors.

Mauze said...

The houses are so cool! Gotta have them!! :D

Matildy Jane Designs said...

I'm loving the house border stamp! I'm thinking Christmas cards, spring cards, summer cards - all decorated for the season! Oh my!

Nancy said...

Great neighborly ideas. Good luck with your move.

craftlyn said...

Nice!! This blog hop is fun!!

Christine said...

What a warm way to meet your neighbors - and some very cool stamps!

Debra said...

Very cute cards! Good luck.

Lea L. said...

These are so cute! Just loving those sweet houses!

~Lea

Fiorella said...

Looove those cute houses, can't wait to have them on my desk!

SnapWhiz said...

Great idea for your calling/greeting cards! Very brave girl and fabulous ice breaking solution!! Cute cute cards!!

Anonymous said...

I love how you made the Row of Houses come to life!!
Pat Tillery
patzee2000 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! OK, one of the next stamps I buy just HAS to be "Speckled Ornaments"!!!
Mina

judy1223 said...

Hi Robyn! Your house cards are so sweet...I love the idea of going to see your new neighbors first!

Lisa said...

Lovely cards!! I think I'm going to love Speckled Ornaments...I can tell. ;) Thank you for sharing your art & time. Merry Christmas.

Lizzette said...

Great cards, love the houses stamp.

Christina said...

Beautiful cards! Great use of the houses stamp.

Sandy F. said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous, love the houses stamp. Thanks for sharing with uoos.

Juut said...

Wish you were my new neighbour ;). Great way to introduce yourself. And you cards are great!

MrsETaylor said...

Your sense of color is to die for!!! Love your creations.

Froggietalks said...

I love what you did with the houses... very cool. And your colour combinations are great too.

ArlaMo said...

Love the little houses!! Thanks for sharing.

Jana said...

So darling! Love the house.

imteresa said...

I love that you changed the orientation of the houses stamp on your card. Clever clever clever!

Anonymous said...

Great work! Excellent idea to be able to use the houses individually.
Brenda U

Nancy Y said...

those houses are too cute - I really like you color choices!

McStamper said...

Love the little house stamps.

Shemaine Smith said...

So cute, that's my favorite so far!

Holly said...

row of houses stamp- cnt't go wrong there! but I really like the speckled ornament images
Thanks

teresa said...

Love the house card! The stamp is must HAVE.

Vel said...

Ooh, I love those lil houses!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Awesome projects! Your neighbors will love you!
~ky

Sally said...

Great color combo, so simple but dynamic!

GabrielaD said...

awesome... love the house stamps. Great job!

VicR said...

Hi Robyn,
I knew as soon as I spotted the New Row of Houses stamp image in the sneak peek, that that's one of the 1st stamps I just have got to get!
I hope you make some new friends in your new neighborhood!

Sara said...

I really like the card you made with the ornaments stamp! Great idea. sara saraross11@gmail.com

Krissy said...

Have to add the house stamp to my wish list.....after today's Blog Hop, the wish list is getting longer!

Gotta hop!

Denise said...

welcome to your new neighbor. i'd love to be your happy neighbor. :D

Anonymous said...

Your neighbors (old and new) are lucky to receive such darling cards! Great job!!!
Elise

snarflemarfle said...

Beautiful cards!! I think my fav is the speckled ornament one. Love damask!!

Fliss said...

Love your stylish cards Robyn and all the little details that make them so special.
Thanks for sharing.

discomposed said...

That row house stamp is just too perfect. I can't wait to get my hands on it!

And you are certainly very brave to be approaching your neighbours first. I don't think I'd have the courage to answer the door, forget knocking on one! Neighbours are scary, my mum and I have never had much luck with them 0_o

Heather Maria said...

Wow great cards and gift tag Robyn. Love them!

Sara said...

super cute! i love it! i'm a huge fan of greeting the neighbors-great job :)

xoxo
sarabeth

priya said...

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

Lee said...

Ooh you are soo good being the first one to take the step to meet your neighbors. The card is adorable.

Becs Attwood said...

Wow - beautiful cards...the pretty colours with all that white space - lovely. That row of houses looks like fun!

Candy said...

So adorable........hello......you can use these in so many ways.

gypsylcm said...

Your cards look great :)

Linda said...

oooh soo cuuuuute little houses! Good luck with the move and I hope your new home will truly become Home Sweet Home. Lucky neighbors to receive such lovely cards!

Linda aka Oz said...

never been here before. will have to stop by for a visit again some time. the Oz

Christy said...

Robyn, I've been wanting to see what someone would do with the cute houses. Thanks for sharing with us!

Debbie said...

Love the houses! Great job!

Yvonne said...

The houses are wonderful!

Denise said...

I always love your work Robin. Thanks for sharing.

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

Great way to use the Just saying Hello stamp! Can't wait to own it = thanks so much for sharing!

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing!

Laura.K said...

Such beautiful and simple card. I love your lovely colors.

{VICKI} said...

just hoppin thru

Martine said...

those cards are amazing! love the colors and the stamps of course! cheers on the diet coke :D

Amy said...

OMGOSH that house stamp is awesome!!!!!!

JKB said...

Great cards! Thnaks.

Betty Kimmel said...

Gorgeous Cards!, TFS
-BK

suzieque said...

Love your cards. That damask stamp is beautiful!

Rosalee said...

Lovely Cards Robyn. Love the little houses.
XXX Rosalee

Ziggyeor said...

I love the little house stamps! Very cute the way you cut them out.

SMK {SK Studios} said...

i am LOVING your house card & tag! they're so adorable and super CAS- love it :D

Debby said...

What a great idea. You will certainly be the talk of the neighborhood with those stunning cards.

maryb said...

Happy Holidays Robyn !! I had my eye on these same "house" stamps...love them!!

Nancy L. said...

so cute and fun!

"Stampgram" said...

Great cards....love how you did the houses...very clever and really appealing.

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

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

Margie H said...

OMGosh! Hands down the row of houses is my favorite!!! Love how you created your card :) TFS!

Sue D said...

Great projects--I really like how you cut out the houses.

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the bright colors!

artycrafty said...

great uses of that stamp! I'm warming up to it.

Mabel said...

simply perfects!!! love it all!!

Pam S. said...

how cool! I love houses! love your cards!

Anonymous said...

Robyn, I, too, fell in love with the little
houses when I first saw them. Great work!

Sherry in MI

Kathie Bailey said...

What a great way to introduce yourself! These are all wonderful Robyn!

Debbie said...

Love the cards you made with those adorable house stamps!

Suzanne Morse said...

Very cute cards

Moni said...

Beautiful projects, love the papers and stamps! Hugs,moni

Tammy L said...

fabulous cards! I really love the versatility of that house stamp! Thanks for sharing your cards!

MarcyK924 said...

Beautiful!! It was worth waiting for!

Gwendols said...

What a cute stamp set!!! You did a great job with these cards. :)

rfeiertag said...

You cards are fantastic. Thanks for sharing them.

Taly said...

Great cards. I'm seriously eying the "neighborhood" stamp.

Sarah Anderson said...

There's just so much to like about these cards. I love houses, so that row of houses is a must for me. They look great cut out with that sentiment. And what a lovely idea to make the first step with your neighbours. Fabulous cards

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