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December 18, 2009

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 :)

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. 

121709 Grass
121709 Grass 1
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. :)  So fast and easy!

121709 Onesie
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...

121709 Butterflies
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!)


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WOW! The Butterflies are gorgeous!!!

So far I'm lovin' the butterflies!

Love the silhouette grass stamp. Ican see many uses for this one.

Second stop on the hop...and I'm loving it! Love the dandelion images.....can't wait to see more. A-hoppin' I go! ...Sherry Winchester, Michigan, USA.

I particularly love the butterflies. A favorite of my mother's so I can foresee some projects in the future with her in mind. Thanks for the display.

Love the new nature stamps! Living here in the midwest this Silhouette Grass will be a perfect addition to my rather large HA collection!

I adore the dandelion stamp - can see many great uses for it.

This is only my second stop, so I'll say that "so far" my favourite is the Silhouette grass stamp. Looks very versatile, and love the candle (I would have dropped it, too).

The butterflies are gorgeous, but I LOVE the adorable is that and Colin made it! Extra FUN!
Happy Hopping!

Beautiful, beautiful techniques...thank you so much!

I haven't seen all the new stamps yet, but so far I love them all! Dandylion, S Grass and butterflies. Thanks for the pearls lesson! Hop, hop.

Absolutely wonderful, as usual! Loving your videos & your projects are to die for! So far I really love the butterflies, but I want to see what others have done with the frames & other stamps. My mind changes easily after seeing projects like yours!

Antique Engravings looks like my fav so far...butterflies are part of that set.

love the new little girl stamps! Love your work - interesting idea for the onesie!

Great ideas! Love them all and the new stamps!

The butterflies are gorgeous but I love the simple grass card and candle. Thanks.

My favorite is the Silhouette Grass. The candle (with dent) is beautiful.

Very cool!

Love the new stamp you used, it is so versatile and enjoyed your techniques... on to the next stop

I like the grass stamp you just used on your card. Looks like a very versitile stamp. stamping sue

very cool!

Jen - Wonderful Ideas! Please tell Colin did a great job on his stamping Project!! What a great idea. Personally, I though the heart butterfly was my favorite, but the new Antique Engraving Butterfly is right up there, how beautiful. You Mother-in-Law is a lucky woman this Christmas. Thanks for the video and ideas! Merry Christmas!

Okay, after seeing what you did with it the grasses stamp is my current favorite of the new designs. And tell Colin that he did a really great job stamping the onesie!

I just had to stop and rest here and just take in all the beauty. Do you really have to ask which on is my fav?? I must tell you then..the butterflies and can't wait to see your gift!!!!! Loved the tee shirt and the candle...genius! Big Hugs,Kathy

So far...I love the stamps both you and Tim used. The dandelion reminds me of my childhood and i do love walking in tall grass. They both appeal to the nature lover in me. And stamping the candle is a great idea. Thank you for sharing. Happiest Holiday.

Love the grass - can see many uses for this, but I think I am liking the little houses. So CUTE. I can see how I would use that. Love the sizes of Hero Art stamps. I don't think I have anything that big.

Wow!! Amazing projects, Jennifer! My favourite new stamp... hmm, I'd have to say the Dandelion Frame and I forgot to order it this morning. Rats! :)

Jennifer: My favorite was the Silhoette Bells shown on Kandis's blog. My mom loves lilies of the valley, so I need to get that stamp to make a card for her.

I'm so glad Tim linked to you...I've never visited your blog but it's bookmarked now! I loved your video, inky fingers and all...very well done with great tips and the card and candle were so nice!

Wow- great projects, love the candle idea! My favorite stamp is definitely those sweet dolls!

Love all the projects but the candle are fantastic. My favorite stamp is the dolls

W"OW are just Amazing...Always Love to see your videos...You made those new stamps just shine....

I love the Row of Houses. I'm on the welcoming committee for my Home Owner's Association and I'm thinking of many ways I could use this stamp!! I think that is why they elected me to be on the committee because they know I love to stamp and bake!!

I love the onesie with "The New Kid on the Block" stamped on it. Perfect for new baby gifts. What a great idea!!!! TFS

Beautiful, Jennifer! Now I really need those Perfect Pearls! My favorite stamp hands down is the Silhouette Bells - lilies of the valley are one of my favorites!

I love the Silhouette grasses the most. That candle is stunning and oh so simple, my kind of crafting

I love that candle. I have to get that stamp!

WOW!!! The butterflies are definitely on my FAVE list...oh dear it is growing way tooo fast!!! Gorgeous projects Jennifer!!

So many wonderful stamps, it is hard to choose a favorite!! I love the Dandelion
Frame, 2 Birds Cling, Antique Engravings and Silhouette grass to name just a few.
I love the card and candle you made with the Silhouette grass.

The T-shirt is a real cutie.
So many wonderful things are being shown at this blog hop...I like it!!!

Oh my goodness! These projects are AMAZING! Are you kidding me with that t-shirt!?! That is the cutest thing EVER! WOW!

TFS So far, the silhouette stamp is my favorite. Your projects are lovely.

I really like the butterflies!! They are awesome!

So Creative as always. Oh and your butterflies look like they can fly away at any minute. Hehehe!

Hands down the silhouette grass is my favorite. Very pretty sample!

GORGEOUS my friend!!!

That silhouette grass stamp is AMAZING! I'd love to make a few candles with it like you did - gorgeous!

I must say, I am really liking these new stamps. Very versatile! I like the Dandelion Frame stamp the best so far...

Mary Smith
Columbus, Ohio

You always have the perfect extra touches on your cards. Love the banner sentiment. So simple, but so perfect. I'm loving the silhouette grass stamp.

I just love the Silhouette Grass stamp, fell in love with it when I saw it on Kelly's blog and the colours on those butterflies are amazing!

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