Friday, December 18, 2009

HERO ARTS 2010 CATALOG BLOG HOP



Welcome to the Hero Arts BLOG HOP!! I am so excited and honored to have been asked to be a guest! If you’re following along in order, you’ll have arrived here from Kelly Rasmussen’s blog. If any of the links are broken, or you have just happened to come across me out of the blue, go to the Hero Arts Blog to see the list of blogs participating, so that you don’t miss any of the new 2010 catalog stamps being unveiled today!!


I’ve made 3 cards for you today using some of the brand NEW 2010 stamps.


My first card showcases the beautiful wood stamp called Silhouette Meadow Flowers. It was stamped on ivory music paper in black ink, then framed in black cardstock. This was set onto an ivory parchment card, adding the black dotted ribbon and flower and then the sentiment, which is raised above the card with pop dots.

Supplies: K5340 Silhouettte Meadow Flowers, AR137 Archivers/Hero Script Messages, Ivory and black cardstock, Paper Studio “Textured Cream Sheet Music”, VersaFine Onyx Black ink,
Unknown black dotted grosgrain ribbon (from Fika), Unknown black dotted flower and pearl (from Cheryl), Pop-dots




When I saw the What’s Perking clear set, I envisioned a china cupboard with coffee mugs hanging from lace-lined shelves. I chose the flowered mug and colored it with Prismacolor pencils in variations of blue, yellow and white, then cut them out and hung them from my shelves, finishing off with the sentiment from the same set.

Supplies: CL416 What’s Perking, PS507 kraft notecards, White cardstock for lace, VersaFine Onyx Black ink, Prismacolor pencils: light cerulean blue, sunburst yellow, Fiskar's scalloped lace border punch

The clear Antique Engravings set is beautiful, filled with these six winged creatures, plus two little hummingbirds, a ladybug, and three seashells! I randomly stamped all of the butterflies and the dragonfly on white card stock, heat embossed them in white, then rubbed on a rainbow of hues using Distress Inks. Then I stamped the largest butterfly in black on gold, blue, pink and green cardstock, cut them out and layered them, adding pearls for the body. Yes, that butterfly is the same one that we’ve been seeing in the digital Flutterbies set! I thought this sentiment from the clear Essential Messages set was perfect for this card; it was framed using the same four colors of cardstock.

Supplies: CL383 Antique Engravings, CL371 Essential Messages, CH137, CH136 medium and small pearls, White, gold, blue, pink, green cardstock, Detail white embossing powder, Distress Inks: spiced marmalade, broken china, worn lipstick, shabby shutters, VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Thanks so much for visiting; I love reading your comments. Now move on to Claudine Hellmuth's blog to see what she's created for you! Happy Hopping!
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!

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Fika said...

Lin.. you've created wonderful cards and i can't believe you use my ribbon on one of them.. Thanks for mentioning my name.. WOOW.. i LOVE all of your cards.. the colors and the new stamps are GORGEOUS!!

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Lin, I have cheated a little as I follow your blog it came up with a new entry before Hero Arts had started the Hop. Love your new creations can't wait till the stamps hit the shops in the UK.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Beautiful! They're all just amazing! Thanks for sharing your projects! I really like them all! Happy Holidays to you!

Patricia said...

Omg your cards are amazing

Sarah J Moerman said...

Fabulous cards, Lin! Your china cabinet is SO clever! Love the white butterflies on your gorgeous background too! Wow!

Nichol Magouirk said...

DARLING cards!

Dawn (dmh) said...

Your cards are beautiful.
TFS
:)

Kathy said...

Wow Lin these are amazing...love the row of mugs...awesome idea and love the background on the butterflies...stunning
Ok off to hop
hugs,kathy

Unknown said...

such sweet cards

Clare said...

that butterfly card is fantastic!!

Linda Kay said...

LOVED the art on your sidebars!

Tracey said...

BEAUTIFUL Lin!!!! LOVE the butterfly card soooo much!!!

Filiz said...

OMG, that butterfly card is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! you create the most beautiful cards!!

Kelly Booth said...

Love your cards Lin...just so perfectly created!!

Laurie said...

I'm loving the Silhouette Meadow Flowers stamp, your cards are stunning.

Marga said...

WOW Stunning cards. Love them all but with the cups is my favorite!! Thank you for the inspiration.

Ruth said...

Beautiful cards, i love the new flowers and the cups are sooooo great. thanks for sharing,

Scrapalooza said...

very cute!

Quilt Genius said...

Hop Hop Hop

Mary Smith
Columbus, Ohio

Heidi G said...

Beautiful cards. Stunning!!!

MNJackson said...

Still loving those coffee cups, great job with the new stamps.

dblanken said...

I love the black and white colors in the cards - the butterflies are really cute - like the layers - great job on the cards

~Char said...

Thanks, Beautiful cards!! merry Christmas!

Sue McRae said...

Beautiful cards Lin, my fave is the butterflies, love the background colours on that one!

Leslie said...

Great cards! Love what you did with the silouette flower stamp.

Rosemary said...

Simply fabulous cards Lin! Love that butterfly card!!

Tiffany Ervin said...

Lin, total perfection on EACH card, they are all fab! Your perking card is so sweet and delightful with the colors and the 1st and 3rd card have such an array of elegant colors to them!

karlalala said...

i think the butterfly card wins!! just beautiful!!

Lee Anne said...

As usual, Lin, I love all of your projects! How beautiful they are!

Godelieve said...

Great use of the new stamps! Love the brilliant colors on your butterfly card. Super cupboard card!

Jenn Biederman said...

Beautiful, Lin! I love the Silhouette Meadow Flower stamped on the music background...gorgeous! The cups are adorable hanging from their shelves...lovely!

Deirdre said...

Lin, beautiful cards as always. x

Jane said...

Wow!!! Just BEAUTIFUL!!! Love your soft, beautiful colours!!!

Lysa said...

I love your china cabinet card- so cute!

Jacqueline said...

ALL of them are so beautiful Lin, have a weakness for the first card, so classy!

Arlene said...

Such a diversity of cards. Love the colors on the butterfly card, the great fun cups hanging up and that silhouette card is just fantastic.

Marla said...

Wonderful cards - love those coffee cups that are so beautifully colored.

SusanK said...

This blog hop is so much fun! You've done a splendid job on creating another piece of inspiration for us all.

carolm said...

love your cards - they are all so different
thank you for sharing

Kryssi said...

oh me loves them all, lin! esp that first blk and white one, looks amazing!

Kathy said...

Love your cards! This is fun, visiting new blog sites.

Caroline said...

the china cups card is beautiful, but the white embossed butterflies is my favorite.
Amazing colors.

Jennifer said...

LOVE the hanging cups!

Cathy A said...

Incredible Lin, love your silhouette card...so elegant and your cup cuboard....too cute! And the butterflies, incredible background and layering...you are ROCKING with these stamps sista!

Brooke said...

The colors on your butterfly card are just amazing! Love it!

Anonymous said...

ooh, the black-and-white card is so great!! love what you did with that silhouette stamp.

~qsogirl from vegetablog

Krys72599 said...

Wow! Love the black and white card, and the cups? Hanging from that lace-edged shelf? Straight out of my first apartment! LOVE them!
I love your work!

Jenn said...

Gorgeous! I love the elegance of the black/white card. Thanks for sharing!

annms said...

Your cards are stunning. The black and white combo is so great. Must also mention the butterfly card. Wow! Just love it. I think I will have to copy your design. Thanks.

Nancy said...

Amazing, as always, Lin! I will be using these cards for inspiration as soon as I get my hands on the new stamps!

Deb (dcorder) said...

Beautiful cards! I love the pastel one! It's says SPRING to me...and I'm already wanting spring!

Just Me said...

OMG! Love your style! Bookmarked and signed up as a follower. Thanks so much to you and all the bloggers in this hop. LinLin

Tarnished Rose said...

That's it! After seeing your card I NEED the Antique Engravings set. NEED mind you , not want LOL.

Marilyn

hellocraftiness said...

Flowers, Coffee cups, and butterflies...Oh My!!! Your cards are beautiful!

Kate Burroughs said...

Love the stamping on the music paper background and the butterflies of course!

nancy y said...

great cards, but the black and white one is just striking!

Virginia L. said...

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! Love the hanging tea cups and the dramatic background of the stunning butterflies!! You rock, Lin!

thestormyone said...

love your thank you card. thanks for the blog hop

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Love that music paper background! Wonderful ideas and inspiration - thanks for the awesome hop!

Fliss said...

Wow Lin! Love what you've done with the stamps. The meadow flowers look particularly stunning on the music paper. Such a clever idea, as is your china shelf.
Thanks for sharing.

Stamping Cafe said...

Amazingly gorgeous cards, Lin!! Love all of them!

Meg said...

Oh my goodness, Lin! That butterfly is so stunning! I LOVE the different colored layers!

Rebecca said...

I drool for black & white cards. You did such a great job on it!

Dwita said...

Hi Lin, love the ivory card with the meadow flowers on it. The mugs are a gorgeous idea and the white-embossed butterflies card is simply adorable... Shall try one..

Paulien van den Bosch said...

I'm in awe over your first card.... STUNNING!!!!!
I love the other cards too, don't get me wrong... but the first one is my fav!!!

ArlaMo said...

Love the stamp over music paper!!

Christine said...

Beautiful cards - I just love the silhouettes!

byulgzr said...

the coffee cups are just too cute!

Unknown said...

Hi Lin great job! Love Y

Unknown said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love the mugs on the lace trimmed shelves.

Tethered2Home said...

The mugs are awesome.

Mauze said...

Wow! I love the layered butterfly and the cups!

Anne Marie said...

Love the look of the meadow flower card! Love the b/w! Also that butterfly just rocks!

imteresa said...

What a great idea to put the cups in a cupboard! Love it!

stampgram said...

I love all of your sweet creations...but the one with the Silhouette Meadow Flowers is so elegant - it is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing. You all are making me want to shop, shop, shop! lol

GabrielaD said...

I love your cards!

Anonymous said...

Hey, making the butterflies 3D was a great idea!

Anonymous said...

Those 3D butterflies were a great idea!

nancy said...

The hanging coffee mugs brought me back to my grandma's house. How charming.

Debstamps said...

Love all the layers/textures in your top card! And the hanging mug shelf screams, 'Lin had this bright idea!' Great job!

Debbie said...

Wow! Simply Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Love them all, but especially the first one, where you stamped on the music sheet. Wonderful!
Eileen in NYC

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Beautiful creations!!!

Krissy said...

Lin- I've admired your cards on flickr for quite some time, I've glad to have found your blog. I'll be back!

Love your teacup card! and the butterflies are beautiful!

Scrapacat said...

Smart projects! I love the cups - just like my Mom's kitchen, and the butterflies colors are beautiful!
~ky

Linda aka Oz said...

your creations are absolutely fabulous Lin!

Elaine said...

Love the white butterflies on the coloured background.

Unknown said...

Your silhouette meadow flowers card is absolutely beautiful.

Debra said...

These are just wonderful!! Thank you.

Suzanne Morse said...

Great job I love the first card

Becs Attwood said...

Beautiful cards - I love the silhouette image on the music paper - so elegant

snarflemarfle said...

Beautiful cards! I love the overstamping over the music paper!

Regina Mangum said...

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

sandysewin said...

That first card is so elegant!

tanya watts said...

i truly love the top one!

Lea L. said...

These are so cute! I especially love the coffee mug one!

♥Lea

Christy said...

Lin, the china cup idea is awesome. Thanks for sharing with us!

Fiorella said...

How creative you are!!!

Anne said...

Hi, Lin! What? No hearts? Beautiful cards! I adore the last one with the white embossing and multiple colors. Just gorgeous! :-)

Candy said...

Love the coffee cups and how you hung them under the border punch.......

JKB said...

Absolutely Wonderful!!! I like how you create!

Mabel said...

Amazing work with the new stamps!!

Els said...

What a fun design with the mugs. love your work

gypsylcm said...

Your cards are lovely :)

Unknown said...

this is so much fun! love your cards!

Leni said...

Beautiful cards Lin,the black and white one is gorgeus!And what did you say....seashells on the Antique Engravings set...Thats what I wished for ages! Cannot wait to see them!

Ziggyeor said...

I love the china cabinet! Great idea with the border punch.

Laura.K said...

Very nice cards.

Anonymous said...

great idea with the mugs! love it!

Mary said...

Gorgeous! I love them!

stamping sue said...

Good cards! B&W always a good choice. Colorful butterflies and the coffee card all good cards. thanks, stamping sue

Moni said...

Gorgeous cards, stamps are stunning, but butterflies took my breath away! Love them! Hugs,moni

Anette H said...

Lin, these cards are amazing!!!! I love that meadow flower stamped on music paper, so perfect!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness That card with the silhouette meadow flowers is absolutely SMASHING!!!

Thank you so much for sharing it.

Debbie said...

great cards Lin!

Avital said...

The black and white card is AMAZING!

Sally Watkins said...

Love the tea cup shelves. The paper punch is perfect!

Shauna K said...

such cute cards! :D TFS!!

donna mikasa said...

Hi Lin! Totally blown away by your cards! You received the perfect stamps to play with! Love them all....

Lizzette said...

Lin, love your cards, subbed you on reader.
Thanks for sharing.

Lillian Child said...

My son is a drummer, and I've made so many cards using "note" paper - your's is just fabulous!! Thanks so much for sharing your talen with us.

shazc said...

They are gorgeous cards I love the sillouette meadows stamp and adorable butterfly cardjust awesome cards thankyou

Anonymous said...

Your cards are beautiful...HOP HOP HOP

Sarah said...

Love your butterfly background and the tea cups!

Squelly said...

Very nice, I really like the butterfly cards with the resist (I assume) technique!! TFS

zgagi said...

Love the tea cups.

Unknown said...

Lin, each and every one of your cards is stunning! The Silhouette Meadow Flowers card is so elegant and I love how you have incorporated the music paper onto it. The dresser with mugs is such a brilliant idea! The background on the butterfly card is gorgeous and I love the embossed and colourful layered butterflies against it. Loved seeing your creations with the yummy new stamps!

Heather Maria

Kim said...

I Love your Note of Thanks card! Thanks for sharing.

Kathie Bailey said...

Lin, these are all amazing!

carpediem said...

great cards!

Beatriz Rubio De Kimmel said...

beautiful cards! you are so creative,
TFS
-BK

Nancy L. said...

love those butterflies!

Froggietalks said...

I love all the cards.. now I have to go and print off some sheet music to make cards with.

Karen G (BC)

Diana said...

My two personal favs are the music and butterfly. We are a very musical family. ADORE all you create Lin. Thanks for sharing!

Debby said...

Beautiful cards! The colorful background on the butterflies is gorgeous.

Cath Wilson said...

Those musical notes are a fab idea :) Thank you for your inspiration.

Maeghan M. said...

I love the idea of a rack of mugs!

Kelly and Tara said...

I love the music paper and the dimensional effects on the butterfly! Just beautiful!

Jackie said...

Those are all beautiful but my favorite is the last one, with the butterflies. It is awesome!

Robin Wade said...

LOVE how you did that butterfly!! Beautiful!! TFS!

Erica Hettwer said...

Cuteness! I love that butterfly and the shelves you made are super cute!

Linda w said...

Love your color choices and ideas for your cards today.

Merry Christmas

Unknown said...

Loved your butterfly. The one set I kept thinking about getting was this one and did not, will have to go back and get it!!
Happy Holiday

Tamara said...

Rainblow butterflies are AMAZING! I love that the images are stamped in various colours as well to match the background.

Artyjen said...

Super projects..thanks for sharing
xoxo

Lisa Carroll said...

oh, lin... your cards are simply AMAZING! i am in love with that blakc meadow flowers on the sheet music... oh, that is SOOO pretty! and i noticed your vision right away with the mugs and "china cabinet"! and the gorgeous butterflies on that background... just incredible creativity. these stamps were definitely made for you! you made them shine. :) this hop has been so much fun... thank you for always inspiring! hugs, friend! :) xo

Gayle said...

That butterfly card is divine. Thank you for sharing with us all. :)

Margie Higuchi said...

Just love the effects you did for "A Note of Thanks" card - just beautiful! TFS!!

Erin said...

I loved the black and white card with the Silhouette Meadoe flowers stamp!

Lucille K said...

Wonderful cards, Lin. Just loveley as always :)

Kathy (krolski) said...

Lin, your cards are just beautiful! I LOVE the butterfly card. Wow! So pretty!

Scrapycandy said...

Oh wow! So much creativity! Thanks for sharing!

Bev LoPinto said...

All of your cards are wonderful--elegant and playful--I like the background on the last card it was very striking with the butterfly. Thanks for hopping for us! :-)

Karen B. said...

These images look as good in black and white as they do in color! Love your cards!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Lovely work, especially like your butterfly card!!

klasickewpie said...

Beautiful layering and overstamping on your cards.

Sabine said...

these cards are a hit, I don´t know which I like best

judy said...

I love the layering in the first card and
the use of music paper under the stamped image!

ivy said...

hi lin! love what you created with these new stamps!! my fave is your hanging teacups! it's on my want list!!

Valonda L. said...

Great job! Love how you used the patterned paper behind the meadow flowers silhouette stamp.

Rho's place said...

oh just love the black and white card! Wonderful

Nat said...

everything is beautiful, great cards! thanks :)Nat

Loki Made It said...

Geat butterfly!

Pajalu said...

Lin congrtaulations on the blog hop. Your cards are just gorgeous!!

Helen F. said...

Gorgeous flowers, oh-so-cute cups and amazing butterflies! Such beautiful cards.

Keitha said...

Love your details!

T.A.M. said...

Awesome cards! love your blog, very pretty!

slbt17 said...

wonderful cards! I love the colors you used on the butterfly set.
Best regards,
Sandra

Tammy said...

Opps, I commented on the wrong post. sorry. Love your cards, esp. the butterflies.

Moccavanila by Vera Rhuhay said...

Oh..Lin..love your butterflies card, the background are gorgeous...,the china cabinet is Soooo cute! and the card with Silhouette Meadow Flowers (I think this made just for you,Lin)...Absolutely Gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

Wow Lin!
Your cards are awesome!
Love the butterfly one!

Monica said...

Wow! Stunning cards!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful samples all three, but I especially love the creative idea of the hanging coffee cups.

Unknown said...

Just amazing cards! I'm hard pressed to say which one I like best - they each showcase different techniques. Lovely!

AK Donna M said...

I love how you used the music sheet background. Great projects.

Pamela said...

Love these cards and your original style, have added you to my favourites, thank you for sharing

pierides said...

Fabulous cards! I love what you did with the butterfly stamps.

Tere Azua said...

OMGoodness!!!!
That butterfly is AMAZING!!!! I've done a layered one but wow! different colors? what an ingenious idea!!!

DustyPenny (Joy Ott) said...

Hi Lin! Great cards -- I especially like the one on music paper!

Anonymous said...

The Whats peking set is cute. love what you did with it.

Renee said...

OMG...the butterfly card is simply stunning!!!!!

inskidahv said...

Ohh... those mugs are my fave!!! Love it :)

Unknown said...

I love the butterflies!!!

Katherine said...

Beautiful cards.

Shari Carroll said...

Beautiful Lin...but I just LOVE your silhouette flower card...STUNNING!!!
:o)

Sandie said...

STUNNING butterfly card!!! cheers Sandie

Unknown said...

lovely use of the stamps (: very creative

Anonymous said...

Your cards are just beautiful. Love the stamps. Thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards! I like the layouts and the techniques used. I especially like the coffee cups hung up--cute.

susy said...

Lovely cards

thearthurz said...

Very pretty.

LOLena said...

China Cupboard is very clever and looks like my Grandma's house. The Silouettes and the pearls for butterfly body and really great too! Thank You.

JPScraps said...

Awesome cards!

Cass said...

Love the hanging cups. Great idea. :)

Lisa - papergrace said...

How perfect is your "Note of Thanks" card? Using the music paper, the sentiment and the background...all just gorgeous with the black & white theme.

Char Dobson said...

Very nice. Love the layered butterflies.

Linda R said...

You reminded me how great just black and white look.

Cris Marsh said...

Love your cards...
And your blog is super cute!

Holly Denghel said...

Wow, love the layering on the music card!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

I so much love how you layered the butterfly. So perfect.

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