Hello and welcome to the 2014 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop! We’re so happy you’re here!
In anticipation and celebration of our 2014 Catalog, we’ve lined up 17 Hero Arts designers and friends to create projects with brand NEW 2014 stamps. The new stamps debut at Hero Arts Catalog Debut Parties around the world starting tomorrow, December 17th, continuing through January 3rd! Wondering if there’s a Debut Party near you? Visit our party page for a list of locations.
Our own Sally Traidman is here to kick things off!
Hello Hero blog hoppers! What a great way to begin a new week! Lots of super new ideas with great new 2014 stamps! Since it is our friend Lisa Spangler’s birthday tomorrow, we thought we would surprise her with a few cards. I knew I wanted to use the new F5895 Dauber Garland, but as usual I got carried away! This fun garland inspired so many ideas! I’m limiting myself to three of them today but the possibilities are endless! Those little circles can be filled with a multitude of stamps or objects - of course the daubers as the name implies - but also gems, sequins, buttons, etc. So let’s get rolling…
Lisa loves our pool color, so I had to use some of that on her cards! For this first card I filled the garland with the little star stamp from Keyboard Alphabet. Then I stamped a bunch of messages from the new CL730 Anything Can Happen set, which is full of phrases and words that can be combined in so many fun ways! I love how the “happy” is a separate stamp!
My next idea was to fill the garland with the new and very small flower center from CL750 Butterfly. In fact, it’s so small it stuck to something on my desk and I had to retrieve it out of the garbage can! WHEW! Catastrophe averted.
Last but not least, on my final card I turned to the Keyboard Alphabet once again - this time actually using the letters! (Our tiny Printer’s Type Alphabet fits too, but I wanted a reverse alphabet for this card.)
Lisa, I hope you enjoyed your cards! Happy birthday my friend! And I hope the rest of you enjoyed these ideas - have fun on the rest of the hop!
Before you hop along to see the rest of the blogs, let’s talk about GIVEAWAYS! After all, it wouldn’t be a blog hop without some prizes…
- We will be giving away (5) $75 Hero Arts Shopping Sprees so that you can pick out whatever your stampy heart desires from the Hero Arts Online Store, including the newest 2014 Catalog stamps once they’re added to the store.
- We will also be giving away (10) copies of the 2014 Catalog.
- But that’s not all! We’ll have an extra goodie to give away to someone who makes it to the hop’s final destination and leaves a comment there. You’ll have to hop along and find out where that is!
- How can you win? Simply comment on the blog hop stops (starting with this one!) The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win. *Limit one comment per blog, please.* ALL comments posted by 11:59pm PST on Sunday, December 22nd will be included in the random prize drawings, so enjoy the hop at your leisure! The 16 winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog before Christmas.
Just in case you encounter any broken links throughout your journey, here’s a complete list of the participating designers. You can always return to this post and click on the next blog to get back on track:
Now it’s time to go forth and hop! Next up is the blog of the always inspiring Jennifer McGuire. Happy hopping, everyone!!