Friday, December 14, 2012

2013 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop


Hello, everyone!

Welcome to the 2013 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from my amazing friend Stephanie Howell's blog. I know she had something spectacular to share with you and I bet by now you've seen so many gorgeous things! Please remember, if you find a link that doesn't work or if you happened here by means other than the hop, if you wish, you can always jump back to the Hero Arts Blog for a full list of direct links to all the fabulous eye candy on all the blogs in the hop.

AND if you want to see ALL the eye candy Hero is going to be releasing this winter at the Craft & Hobby Association 2013 show, you can go HERE! (I promise it's a MUST see!) 

To create my project, Hero sent me a several of their brand new stamps and I completely fell in love with the two shown below. Not only do I adore wood-mounted anyway, but WHO could resist that sentiment (not me!) and the herringbone pattern had me swooning!

I've been wanting to do something with the sunburst idea for quite a while and the "Special" stamp (K5656) couldn't be more perfect. I stamped the imaged onto cream cardstock, embossed and cut out. Then I emphasized the word "SPECIAL" with a salmon-colored gel pen.
The lime green and salmon-colored rays were both stamped with the herringbone pattern (S5654), but the  green was embossed while the salmon got a tone-on-tone treatment.
I finished up with some twine and ribbon and of course gems along the rays for some shine. 

Supply List: Hero Arts Stamp K5656 (Special), Hero Arts Stamp S5654 (Herringbone background), American Crafts Zing Embossing Powder, Ranger Inks, My Minds Eye & KI Memories patterned papers, BoBunny & Coordinations Cardstock, Zig pen, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Adhesive, Xacto Decorative scissors
Other: Twine, ruban, rhinestones, gel pen


Now for the extra "good stuff": The super-generous folks at Hero Arts will be giving away several prize packs with winners randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by midnight PST on Monday, December 17 - so be sure to leave one HERE and at all the blogs you visit along the way such as the talented Mariana Grigsby, the next stop on your Hero Arts blog hop!


And again, please 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.

Have a wonderful Friday and HAPPY HOPPING!
xo, 
k

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Dana said...

Oh, that "Special" stamp is calling my name! Beautiful card, and I love the herringbone too!

Bonnie Van said...

I've seen several sunburst cards and would love to try making cards using that technique. I'll have to google it to see how it's done. Love your card. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas everyone.

Virginia L. said...

Truly beautiful! I love your sunburst design! The embossing of the BG stamp is gorgeous! Love this to bits!

Kelly Booth said...

WOW So FUN and Creative just Looooooove this Fabulous Creation Kelly!

symplicitie said...

Loove the sunburst!!! Very nice card :)

Mary Dawn said...

omigosh, that is THE best sentiment in the history of all the sentiments LOL love your burst of color and bling :)

Cathy said...

The sunburst is great!

heidi @ ggip said...

That sentiment stamp is hilarious! TFS!

Sus said...

Love that sentiment! Lol

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Love your card...and so have to have that tweed background!

Lizzy C said...

haha, what a funny sentiment! Love how bright and happy your card is!

Kristen said...

I think that SPECIAL stamp is a necessity! Love it!

Buffy Esser said...

Oh wow such an amazing card...no I'm not just saying that...I think I really need to get that stamp lol just to make a card to send to my best friend!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a wonderfully designed card. And, I love that sentiment. It works for all occasions, that is for sure.

lenny said...

Love this card!!
Those stamps are awesome!!
TFS

makingcardsisfun said...

Very cute card! I LOVE that sentiment!

Daria Z. said...

What a fun card - and I love that sentiment!!

VikkiCH said...

such creativity and the sentiment is adorable!

Chitra Nair said...

Beautiful card.. Love the new stamps from HA..

Brooke said...

Love this stamp and looks so good on this card!

Ani said...

What a clever idea of using some paper scraps! I love your card!

Anita said...

I love this!!! Such a fun card :)

Alli said...

That's so cool!!!

Heather M said...

Your card made me smile!!!

Message Keeper said...

Oh! Some different stamp used here! Thanks for sharing how this stamp work well with!

CinnamonSally said...

Love the tweed background and that special stamp is such fun, great cards the starbust is such fun!

Janet said...

Too too funny! I've gotta get that stamp! Awesome job!

Tracey said...

Oh WOW Kelly!!! How creative and fun!! LOVE it!

Susan Kapp said...

love that stamp!

Tami B. said...

That "special" stamp is absolutely wonderful and your projects turned out great.

Anonymous said...

Love the cards and the sentiment. Too cute.
Vickey E.

Nathalia O'Connell said...

The "Special" stamp cracks me up! That one is going on the wishlist for sure!

alcaraz valérie said...

Gorgeous card !! love it

Sarah said...

That Special stamp is a riot. And I love the rays you used to bring it to life.

Elizabeth said...

Love this card and the sentiment is awesome!

Jeanie said...

Love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing your talents

Andrea Garland said...

This is the first time I saw that stamp is too funny. Love how you make the sun rays behind the stamp.

KathyK said...

I love sunburst cards! Fantastic card!

Kailash said...

Great trendy design, LOVE that sentiment!!!

Scrapbookdoll said...

Love this wonderful card, it makes me happy
Marie-Anne

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

Fun sentiment! Will have to get it. :)

Jocelyn Thompson said...

Wow! Love it!

pakosta said...

HA is always so generous and best quality stamps ever!
tara

Teresa W. said...

Wow! Love your sunburst design. Beautifully done.

Darcy said...

What a fun card! Love all the different treatments for the rays. That sentiment is PERFECT :D
Thanks for sharing!

Alice Carman said...

Great stamps and super cute card!

Janet said...

Awesome giveaways!! Great card love the sentiment! God bless!

Ann K said...

Love the background stamp. thanks for sharing.

Trudi said...

haha that stamp is cute, love the card!

Cher said...

wonderful cards and oh so clever! think I need these too..hmm..I spy a trend with this hop!geez! very fun ones too...ty for sharing and gle

Megan Aaron said...

this is so fun!

Monica said...

great use of the stamp and really a sentiment felt about emails

i wish you would change the captch as this probably will not go through. 3 tries and I'm out.

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors!

Marilyn said...

Love the real idea!! I think that special stamp may be calling my name.

nancy y said...

I am going to need this stamp! Great card, love the idea.

Tina said...

Gorgeous card. I totally love how you used this sentiment stamp.

Laura Norris said...

Love that Special stamp! The words are too funny!

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving this, and especially that new background!

Barb said...

Neat sunburst card!!!

Dana said...

Awesome card!! Love how you did the sunburst!!

Rachel said...

love the "special" stamp! great card too-love the sunburst affect!

Pat said...

This is great!!!

stamplover2011 said...

Cute card! Love all the layers!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

lovely! The special stamp made me smile as I still love to receive "real" cards not just texts or emails : )

Linda said...

Fantastic how you managed to use all those stamps on a single card. TFS!

rhonda nickol said...

I am agree with so many the Special stamp is just taht special!

ManatyGrrl said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that "special" stamp!!! The colors and are design of your card are just to die for!

Karina Beck said...

Beautiful card! Love the stamps.

Nikki the *scrappinNavyWife* said...

OMG girl!!! You knocked this one right outta the park! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

M. Middelkoop said...

What a fun card! The Special stamp is a winner. Thanks for sharing!

Mateja Povše said...

That sentiment stamp caught my eye right away. Such a cute card. Love it :)

Karen said...

This would be a great way to use up some of my scraps and make a lovely card with them. Great design to showcase the new stamp.

Lizzette said...

Kelly,

Gorgeous card, and this sentiment is
awesome!

Happy Holidays,
Lizzette

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Great card. LOVE the sentiment!

mitchmac said...

Great card - so love that sentiment!

Dixie Cochran said...

I love your card design, and that "Special" stamp is special indeed!

Lisa P said...

Love the sunburst and really love the added bling :)

Anonymous said...

What a fun stamp! Love your card! Pat Kinkaid

The ShyS said...

The special stamp reminds me of how much I miss getting letters in the mail, sigh. Now days it seems to be nothing but junk mail and bills.

ruth said...

Too fun!!!

mjb said...

Lovely zingy colours

Angel said...

Oh my gosh, that Special stamp is so fun.

Die Cut Lady said...

To funny. Fun blog hop.

TweedyBird said...

You card made me feel special.
Happy happy happy
Thank you for sharing

Die Cut Lady said...

Fun card and a fun Blog hop.

RachelB said...

Beautiful card!

kerenbaker said...

Love your card- fun card and really funny stamp!

blazen said...

The stamp is so cute! It's how I feel everytime I get a real card!

Camilla said...

Wow, what a fantastic card! Great usage of the tweed background and the 'special' stamp is great!

{VICKI} said...

What fun!
TFS

Carol Perry said...

Wow, that starburst card is beautiful. I love how you blinged it up too. Just love that tweed background. Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

lovely!
Sandra ltb

Carla said...

Very cute stamp. Great use
of the designs.

Carla from Utah

Deeps said...

Love the sunburst idea with that stamp.

Mary-Anne V said...

Really like your starburst card...so happy and bright.

judy said...

I love the card you made with those great stamps--such a happy sunburst!!

Claire said...

The sunburst is amazing! What a great idea!

Martine said...

Nice job, those are two of my fave's also!

Kritos said...

Gorgeous!

Debbie Pereira said...

Oh that stamp is amazing!

littlemissd said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colours. That sentiment stamp is super funny but oh so true!

adele holcomb said...

I like your sunburst idea.p

pamela said...

That stamp cracks me up!

madamewong said...

I love the "card" stamp. It is excellent.

Angie Linton said...

Love that sentiment stamp and that's just a beautiful card!

Molar Survivor said...

I had a good chuckle at the 'Special' stamp! Unfortunately it is so true. I promise to keep paper cards alive! I love the work of heart that is put into them and of course the fun products :) Great cards, they are amazing and the color is so bold! TFS :)

McStamper said...

Love the stamp and your card is fantastic.

Pryn said...

Fabulous card! Love the added bling! That sentiment is awesome :)

Kim M said...

I love that stamp and such a cute card!

pegg said...

Love that stamp! That's a must have for us all cardmakers!

Deborah said...

Fabulous card! The sentiment made me LOL.

Dorina D said...

Cute card - fabulous sentiment. Both stamps look great - I can see why they are your favs.

Ava Gavloski said...

great full card with lots of excitement going on and lots of texture....
ava g

Tricia said...

Love your card - especially the Tweed background part!

Donna Nuce said...

Oh that "Special" stamp is perfect! You cards a great!

Shirley A. said...

Love the sentiment on your beautiful sunburst card. Too cute.

Sue said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

SueinMtVernon

rubbergranny said...

Very clever! I need to try some sunburst designs. Thanks.

Linh C. said...

Love it, a real card. :)

Regina Hamilton said...

Great card. I'm loving that Special stamp.

Jayne said...

Love the ways you mixed up the stamps. Really nice.

GVtexas said...

Love the giveaway!

Carol Shier said...

Well done!

Rema said...

Fab card!

Carol said...

The new stamps are fabulous and I love what you created with them. Thanks for the ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Kate said...

I somehow missed that fabulous stamp while looking through the new collection. Adding it to my list of must-haves!

April said...

Such a great card! I love the saying.

Deb said...

Love the sunburst card and that background stamp is cool.

Barb Ghig said...

Wonderful card!!!

SueB said...

methinks the tweed bk stamp could well be my new fav ... great cards and super cute sentiment! thanx for the inspiration!

TenSGal said...

I love that sunburst affect....and the sentiment is so great!

Susan

Kathy E. said...

Super and I too like the stamps you picked...

Libby said...

LOVE those stamps! Very pretty card... your sunburst is bright and colorful and the added bling is super! :)

kimmysue said...

I love the herringbone tweed stamp, and that "special" one is a riot. You used them to great effect! Thanks for the chance to win!

mary said...

Cute stamp! Sending something in the mail is getting rare in this internet fed society. Nice to bring us back to the basic

Bonnie said...

Loving your design!

Robin Walston said...

Love the bright, cheery card.
indyqltr@hotmail.com

Linda E said...

Kelly, I love the sunburst and your color combo. Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Beautifully designed! love your card so much.

Nan J

Sue D said...

FAbulous card using these stamps!!

Bonnie said...

The starburst design is great with a touch of bling!

Carole said...

Love this card. The starburst is fab.

Linda Langes said...

That sure is one totally awesome sentiment Kelly and card to match:0)

rscholz said...

Love your card, the stamps you used and the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

That sentiment stamp is perfect...just so clever and I love the card you created. It's so clever and cute too! Hero Arts has some of the best stamps...no doubt about it!!!!

Jackie said...

That stamp is perfect and I need it! I love your card, that sunburst is so cool.

Jeannine H. said...

Great stamps and cards on this hop! I am very inspired to try my hand at duplicating some of them for some soecial people.

Linda E said...

Wow! I love your gorgeous card, Kelly!

KristaB said...

What a beautiful card! Anyone who receives this will know how special they are. Thanks for sharing!

justasiam said...

I am really enjoying this Hero Arts Blog hop! There are so many wonderful inspiring creations with the stamps. I am drooling over some of them...I am thinking I need to get some of the background stamps, especially the tweed and hexagonal ones!

Anonymous said...

Love the sunburst.

Anonymous said...

Love the sunburst. Pat Y

Rena Sawatski said...

Great card. It actually made me think of a movie marquee. Nice use of the background stamps

Linda said...

REally like how you used these stamps. Thanks for sharing.

butterfly843 said...

Such a unique stamp and love the card!

Cat Craig said...

Super fun card. Love the humor of the stamp.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

WOnderful! Love your card!

Kim van Putten said...

Alot of work here; thank you for your time.

NWFlamingo said...

Too cute! Love it.

Suzan D said...

Great card, as always Kelly. Love the special stamp.

Cynthia B. said...

hehe - that "special" stamp is a hoot! We cardmakers know that cards are SO much better than emails or texts! Love the sunburst too - TFS!

Sam said...

Love your card, the sunburst is stunning, the stamp is one of my favs.

Angela Restad said...

stunning cards.

My Angel said...

Fabulous Cards!!

Marty said...

That special stamp is just a hoot!

maryse n. said...

That card is so cool!

BearyCrafty said...

love the colors and love the stamp

Valerie said...

Seriously? How adorable is that sunburst? OH EM GHEE! I just love it and the sentiment is amazing too!

Char Kochensparger said...

so very cool!

Madeline Rains said...

I'd seen that sentiment stamp but hadn't appreciated it until your card. Love it!

Little T said...

Great card! I love the stamp.

ktware said...

that stamp is cute and your sunburst turned out really nice!

Kim W said...

Great colors...love the card!

Laurie in MN said...

I bought paper especially to make that burst of color. Love your card and the stamp is hilarious. so true. And honestly, an email or text can never replace a card.

judkajudi said...

Wow! That sentiment is so appropriate for the world we live in and I love how you have used it!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Gorgeous card--love the sentiment stamp.

Elena C said...

Love that SPECIAL sentiment. How true...real cards need to be appreciated!!!

Geri said...

Beautiful card, love how you used this stamp for a fun card.

Victoria said...

That sentiment stamp is a classic!

Barb said...

Love this fun design with the sunburst! Fantastic card!

Rufus said...

You hit the jackpot with the herringbone and that hilarious, wonderful sentiment!!
R/

Pat K said...

The special stamp is special!
Great work!

Lori M said...

The sunburst look is perfect with this sentiment. The sentiment is so perfectly timely!

Maria said...

What a wonderful card! TFS

StacyC said...

Awesome card... Love that stamp...

Maeghan Magante said...

That special stamp? OH MY GOODNESS! It's definitely a must have. TFS!

momoftwo said...

Very pretty and loving the tweed.

Chunyuan Wu said...

awesome card. thanks for sharing.

Farley said...

This reminds me of a theater marquee. Love it.

Heather Maria said...

Wow Kelly, your sunburst background looks amazing and I just love that fun new sentiment from Hero Arts! Fab card!

Kathy Berger said...

Oh how I love that marquee stamp. I only wish this were a real card and not just an electric comment...your card deserves it! Thanks for sharing!

Janelle said...

Wow! Beautiful card! The 'Special' stamp is too funny!!

PEA said...

Love, love, this card and the sentiment is a new classic!
Thank you for sharing. Too much fun
Happy Holidays

Kris in Alaska said...

Mucho fabulousness! ;o)

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Carol said...

I really love your sunburst. Perfect backdrop for the sentiment stamp.

Anonymous said...

Great design - love that Special stamp!
Bobbie Brock

maryps said...

Great cards! The "Special" stamp is so perfect. Thank you for sharing.

SheriE. said...

Love the sunburst. So fun and colorful. The sentiment cracks me up. For sure! And don't throw this card away!

Jan Castle said...

You certainly made use of the background stamps!!! Love it!

kathyfarns said...

The stamp is just too perfect! Can't wait to play with it at home.

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