Saturday, December 18, 2010

New Hero Arts Stamps!

A happy hello!

I've had a Friday and Saturday filled with last minute shopping, wrapping and crafting with some new stamps! I even baked a batch of cookies! If you know me at all, you know that I never bake, and actually don't even like to do it, so that was BIG! And I love what new stamps can do for one's mojo! Especially when they're from my favorite company, Hero Arts!

Here are several cards I've made with the four new stamps I bought on Friday.


I love the Hand Drawn Flower! I have other plans for this stamp, but made this one red and yellow for a friend and co-worker who is in the hospital. She loves this color combo.




And this stamp is so beautiful. I had planned on embossing and coloring the image in a totally different design, but then had the idea of using the gold embossing powder. This Flower Bird Garden stamp speaks for itself and stands on its own quite nicely!




Then there's the Tree Trunks wood stamp. Love this one too! I thought of birch trees right away and made this card first.




Then I wanted to try something real simple and made this one too.




Last, but certainly not least, is the Large Blossom cling stamp. It is a smaller version of the same, larger background stamp, and I know it is going to be a favorite of mine!

I wanted to make something fresh, colorful and spring-like. I'm really missing warm weather. It's been so snowy and cold here this month, and we are suppose to get another snow storm on Monday night! Not sure where we're going to put it all!

That's it for me. It's getting late so I'm headed for bed. Have to work tomorrow. Have a great night and a wonderful Sunday! Thanks for stopping by! :)

26 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Wowzers!! LOVE it when you got NEW stamps! Look at your cards--each one of them is a beauty!! Thanks for the inspiration, Barb! You make me itching for new stamps!!

Virginia L. said...

By the way... love your new blog banners, too! So cheerful and bright--that's the Christmas spirit :)

Sanne said...

You have been so busy Barb - I hate to bake, too ;)
All these cards are wonderful! My faves is the gold embossed card- stunning!
Hugs Sanne

Dawn said...

Wow Barb - the mojo is back with those new stamps.... awesome. I particularly like the gold embossed one and the brown tree trunks. The two toned stamping on that one is wonderful.

Lin said...

You are a lucky ducky, Barb - love all of them! I hadn't given the trees much of a look, but you have changed my mind on this one - I want it now! Thanks for the inspiration......now to train myself to wait untilI can get the new things after Christmas!

Lynn said...

Very fun cards Barb...really love the cheery colors on the first one! I'm with you...not much of a baker at all either!

Jacqueline said...

I can see that you are enjoying the new Hero art stamps already with some pretty cards! And your blog banner is so bright and cheery!! Hope the snow is subsiding!

Diana said...

Especially love the gold and blue ones Barb! Miss you friend! All new cards on my blog. Happy Holidays!

Caryl W said...

These are great cards Barb! AND the best one is the gold embossed...wow!!

Anne said...

Barb your cards are just beautiful and I'm very jealous as I've not had time to craft- been busy baking those darn cookies and all those other holidays chores!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and your family!

XOXO Anne

Sue said...

Wonderful work yet again Barb, My favourite is also the gold embossed card, the new stamps have great potential.
Smiles:)

Angela said...

Hey I have and idea for you, try kissing the wood grain stamp to the new tree trunk stamp, and then stamping them on card stock. It's way cool!!

Simone said...

Wow Barb you have been busy! I LOVE all of these cards especially the ones using the new tree trunk background stamp - i sooo want that stamp!! :)

donna mikasa said...

Oh, my goodness! Lots of Hero Arts goodness! You were such a busy little crafter, Barb! I LOOOVE all of your cards--the gold embossing is stunning! Thank you for sharing!!

Nat said...

yay, love seeing these new stamps, awesome cards Barb!! :) Have a great evening!

ivy said...

the flower one is on my list! you got right to playing with yor new stamps!
i love the tree trunk stamp too. love what you did with the 2 cards---same stamp but very much different looks!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, You have been busy. I love all these cards--they are all stunning. My favorite is the peach color flowers. I love these new stamps. I am stopping in at Archivers on my way to Ohio (There is one in Louisville, KY and it is on my way.) I won't be posting for awhile. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Take care and stay warm, my friend.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Oh wow, I love ALL your cards Barb! You did such a wonderful job with that new tree stamp! Love it!

Rosemary said...

a lovely set of cards you were able to make barb! i do love to bake, but haven't had a chance to do much yet... but that will change today! merry christmas!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful set of cards! Love the warm tones! I too am missing the warmth. WE are having way too much winter already!

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards, all of them! I love the brown one with the tree trunks! I probably need to do some baking too, I enjoy it but I have no self control and tend to eat way too many biscuits (cookies) .

Ayana Posadas said...

Wow, Barb! I love what you've done with the new stamps. These cards are all so gorgeous!

Tiffany said...

All of these cards turned out beautifully Barb! I see some of my very favorite ones in this set of cards! Happy Holidays to you!

alexandra s.m. said...

Another wonderful production Barb!
Stay warm ~

Sue McRae said...

Wonderful group of cards Barb. I love the two completely different looks of the Tree Trunks cards. I definitely need to get that stamp!

Michelle said...

Holy cow Barb!!! you've been really busy!! All your cards are truly wonderful!! My fav is the last one..large blossom!!