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December 10, 2010

2011 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop + VIDEO


Welcome to the 2011 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop! I am so thankful that many of my friends joined us in this hop. Smooch to you all!

The new 2011 Hero Arts stamps come out this weekend. LOVE it. And be sure to come back tomorrow morning because I may have a surprise (which could be possibly a one-day-only discount code on new stamps) for you all. :)

I am so excited to finally share some things I have created with these new stamps. So happy. I warn you - I have a bunch of random projects today. Just didn't know which one to share. (For all supplies, scroll to the bottom of this post.)

First, I decided to do a video for you. Another warning - it is quick and hurried. It was a last minute idea and I needed to whip it out before picking up Colin from school. Thus the hurry. :) The video shows Painting With Liquid Pearls using new Hero Arts stamps - CG270 Flower Bird Garden and CL497 Find Joy...

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Hero Arts + Ranger + Basic Grey = The perfect threesome. :) This close up photo isn't the best, but, again, I was in a hurry. Love the look of that creamy, pearly paint...

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Here is another a using the same stamp. I first stamped white cardstock with the soon-to-be-released Envelope Pattern and Soft Sand Ink. Then I stamped the CG270 Flower Bird Garden cling stamp twice with Versamark Ink and embossed with clear powder. Finally, I scribbled over the un-embossed areas with Memento Markers, wiping away the excess ink as I colored.

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And a closer look. Oh, and that greeting is from the CG280 My Type set and the background is CG268 Thank You Definition. (You know how I love definition backgrounds. We know have more!)

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Finally, I used this stamp to create some ultra-simple cards that I will be giving as part of a huge card set as a Christmas Gift. I just used Shadow Inks (Hero Arts soft inks) and Hero Hues Notecards... and topped it off with a bit of Glitter Pen.

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New stamps make me so happy.

Now it is time to move on to the next blog on the hop. And I am a happy girl. You know why? Because I get to send you over to the blog of one of my favorite scrapbookers of all time. In fact, she is one of my favorite people of all time - The Adorable Kelly Goree.

(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.)

Enjoy! Oh, and maybe I will have a giveaway for a random commenter. Maybe... :)




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I {♥loved♥} this card!!!! It looks vintage..some greeting cards my Great Aunt used to have and she'd let me have a couple to write on and mail to my pen pals when I was young girl.
And Ms. Jennifer, don't apologize for a hurried card..for the love of grateful that you share your designs and techniques with us!

Beautiful card. And the video isn't that hurried! I never would have known. :)

LOVE your videos!! I have learned so many new and exciting techniques. Thanks for all that you do and share with us. I know I greatly appreciate it!!!

love all your fabulous techniques Jen with the new stamps which are delicious...thanks for sharing your inspiration on the blog hop hugs kath xxx

LOVE LOVE LOVE these Jennifer...Your Creations always make me SMILE!

Love that Flower Bird Garden and so happy there's another text background! Love all your cards, Jennifer! Beautiful colors!

Awesome use of the back ground stamp Jennifer! Love the use of the Perfect Pearls in your card video. Gorgeous card creations! Thanks for the sneaks!

Your work is not only beautiful, but each time you manage to teach us something! Guess that's the teacher in you!! Love the new stamps!

These cards are amazing! I always learn so many cool new techniques in your videos :)

I LOVE this stamp. Thanks for showing all the different ideas for the same stamp. Gorgeous!

Your cards are so beautiful!

Love your embossing technique and the color combinations you used to color them! Terrific new stamps!!!

Love your videos. That is how I learn best, visual. I have Flw Bird Garden on my shopping list. You are a great teacher. Thanks.

AHHH, Jennifer, your blog always makes me happy! Lovely cards ♥

so artistic, jennifer!!! thks for the video!!!

These are all so pretty!

As always just wonderful!!! Love it.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Oh my gosh Jennifer! Your video was amazing. I could not tell it was hurried...I always learn something new when I visit your blog and today was no exception. The cards are simply beautiful and the new stamps are a must have. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Oh my goodness! What a cool painting technique. I am SO going to try that right now!

Your cards are so beautiful!!!

beautiful cards! love the vibrant colors in the middle one!

Love this new stamp. The colors are fantastic.

Wonderful cards, Jennifer! And thanks for the video, too! Love this technique.

LOVE LOVE LOVE these stamps! You make everything look so easy!

Oh girl, you did do it again. It doesn't matter that it is a quick video, it's a video and it is from you and I just loved it. And that stamp too!!

What gorgeous cards!! Your work is always so inspiring to me. Thanks so much!!

I remember seeing this stamp in one of the sneaks, and KNEW I would adore it! Love all your ideas for getting the most out of it. I really love the font on the Find Joy set, too! Thanks, Jennifer!

Oh my goodness, your cards are beautiful!! TFS!

Jennifer, thank you so much for the great video tutorial....oh my oh my, the bird garden stamp is just gorgeous and will be going straight on my wish list...I spotted it the other day when you each shared your favorite stamp on the blog video and hoped it was among the stamps for the new catalog have one very happy stamper now!

WOw I absolutely love that technique. So easy to do but the result is brilliant. Like the stamp too!!

Oh. My. These are just breathtaking! I LOVE that Flower Bird Garden cling!!! And it's a reverse stamp, too! Just lovely, lovely coloring... your color scheme on the second card took my breath away as well! Thanks for taking the time to do a quick video and for sharing your talent and showing us some yummy new stamps!

Stunning cards and stamp!!! Thanks for the video too....I never get tired of watching them :)

Wow. What you do with ink is amazing! Thank you!

Thanks for the video--love the creamy painted look.

Your cards always motivates me Jennifer. Love love love these cards and the stamps. Thanks for sharing the Video. Love it. I fell in love with this stamp:) shhhhh!!! dont tell my husband :))

The combination of the Liquid Pearls and ink is so pretty. I will definitely have to try this technique.

Beautiful cards! This hop is so much fun! Loving all the new stamps!

Thanks for showing the versatility of this stamp. It was amazing.

Wow this is great, that stamp is going on my must have list. Thank you so much for your great ideas and video's. Take Care

when I read "painting with liquid pearls" I though "BRILLIANCE AT WORK!!"

I love the card and the video is great. I will have to get that stamp. Thanks Jennifer for sharing.

These are so beautiful! I love the new stamp - especially the little birds. I have to try that pearl paint mixture! As always, thanks for sharing. :)

Your liquid pearl painting technique is one of my FAVORITES from your 2009 Thinking Inking class!! Thanks for showing us again how LOVELY this is on cards!!

Oh great! Another techniqu I haven't tried that I'm madly in love with! Thanks a bunch : )

You are always so generous with us. Thank you. I am off to the next stop. Oz

I'm in LOVE with this stamp....thank you for the inspiring video (always a delight to watch), Jennifer!! This is the EYE CANDY of the day!

beautiful cards!

Love love love them all! Now I have to add a new verse to my Favourite Things parody to include the Envelope Pattern stamp! :)

Stunning cards Jennifer. I am having so much fun on this hop!!

Love this stamp, so many different ways to use it too!

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