8.02.2011

hero arts holiday blog hop


Hello and welcome to my stop on the Hero Arts Joy to You Holiday 2011 Blog Hop! I have a few things to share with you today, all created with new stamps from Joy to You! Here's a peek. A bit of Christmas, a bit of Halloween...


First off, a Christmas card that uses one wood, one clear, and one cling stamp -- how's that for spreading the love around? :) The trees are from LP222 Merry Holiday, the sentiment from CL543 Very Merry Christmas, and the background from CG324 Holiday Background. This is a "white Christmas card"...not because it's white, but because I only used white cardstock. All of the color comes from ink.


Next up is a one layer card with some simple masking. F5536 Peace Ornament was an instant favorite with my two daughters! I wanted to pair the image with a "peace" message and found the perfect one in the CG389 Wishes Come True set. This card would be really easy to mass produce, and is mail-friendly too.


Shifting gears now to Halloween! Some great Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving stamps can be found on pages 28-31 of the Joy to You catalog. Isn't this tree from CG393 So Scary cool? To make this card, I took a piece of patterned paper from the BasicGrey Out of Print collection (like this, only scaled down to 6" x 6"), inked it, then inked it some more! Shades of purple, orange and green Distress Inks were blended, and bold black images stamped over the top. I had the most fun making this card!


Once in Halloween mode, I whipped up a clean and simple mini card using images from the CL560 Spooky Halloween clear set.


ALL of the stamps shown today are now available right here in the Hero Arts Online Store! Would you like to win some of the new holiday stamps? Be sure to comment here and on the rest of the hop stops for a chance. Oh, and here's a look at the fabulous stamps Hero Arts is giving away!


Your next stop on the hop is the blog of a talented stamper who also happens to share DNA with me. :) CLICK HERE to see what fabulousness Kelly Rasmussen's created today.

Happy hopping, and thanks so much for stopping by!

P.S. - If you stumbled upon this post by chance, you'll want to start back at the Hero Arts blog so that you don't miss out on any of the blog hop fun!

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Joy said...

Fabulous cards, so many great creations here to get the mojo flowing..Love it!

Nancy said...

Fabulous is right! You have ben busy! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

Sarah said...

Great cards, Tami!

craftjunkiesc said...

Awesome cards. Loving that tree stamp the most, though. That is one spectacular card.

SannaS said...

oh WOW!!! gorgeous creations!! brilliant cards!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Angela said...

Great inspiration! I love that big christmas background stamp and the fab snowflakes! Great Cards

Cheri said...

Great cards. The Halloween cards are so nice. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

love them all...great job.

Ellie said...

These colors are amazing used! I love these cards thank you so much for sharing!

stamping sue said...

Tami - first want to say beautiful chistmas cards and it looks like the in color this season is "pool". Now onto the halloween cards....terrific! they are me....halloween is my favorite time to create cards.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Kelly Rasmussen said...

amazing cards as always! xo

Sharon B said...

NICE! My favorites are the peace sign and the colorful Halloween cards....LOVE those!!

Lisa Echerd said...

Great combo of stamps. Really cool Halloween cards.

Mary Kay said...

I am in awe of the inking on the Out Of Print paper. Must try that!

Kathy said...

Wow, great cards! I love the "wishing you..." card! Love the colors:)

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Great inspiration. Love that "white" card . . . stunning.

Heidi said...

Beautiful cards.

Tyra B. said...

Nice Cards :)

Sandi M said...

I love seeing all variety and totally different looks you did for each card. Inspiring!

Denise said...

Love that pop of green with the blue - beautiful!

Kristina said...

Your cards are great! Love the Peace card. Thanks for sharing!

xoxo
Kristina
@PearlGateway

Amy said...

I know this is supposed to be all about the Christmas card stamps but I have to say I LOVE your Happy Hauntings card! Stunning!!

Marijke Maris said...

Beautiful cards and I love the Halloween tree.

Kelly Booth said...

WOW!!! You outdid yourself Girl....These Are ALL just Fabulous....LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!! Hugs....

cheiron said...

Love all of them, but the Peace Ornament is just so simple and beautiful!

Leslie Murphy said...

I love the Peace ornament! So clever!

judy said...

Great cards, Tami!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Your cards are totally amazing. I love the Happy Hauntings one the best!

Janet L.
leachm8@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Love the simplicity! Thanks for sharing!

crystalbutler@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love these cards!! You have been busy! Love the Christmas peace. Thanks for inspiring us with your amazing talent!-lberry1400@bellsouth.net

Ujjwal said...

Those are some amazing cards! I especially love the first Halloween card :)

Lee Anne said...

That Halloween card is just amazing and beautiful! I also love the colors in your Christmas card - blue and green! Wonderful inspiration today!

Sandra said...

As always your cards are spectacular, I love all four of them.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Sooo pretty cards!! My fave is the one with the trees, love the fresh colors there! Perfect!!
Hugs, Wendy

Mary Dawn said...

beautiful cards, tami! <3

Anonymous said...

The Christmas cards are great but, I really love the Halloween cards best. I met my husband on Halloween. We got engaged on Halloween and we married 7 yrs ago on Halloween. Guess what my favorite holiday is.

Joan V said...

Oh my, you make it look like a breeze to just whip up some cards. LOVE THEM. Lovin' those trees on the first card. How cute. Oooh , the giveaway looks fantastic. Imagining all the fun and great cards and tags to make for the holiday. Woo Hoo.

Dasa said...

Tami love your cards - first and second are soooo beautiful!

Renee M said...

Fabulous cards! Now I really wanna stay home from work today and make cards :)

Anonymous said...

Great cards. I'm excited about the new Hero Arts stamps. Margaret K.

Lynda said...

Really great cards! Love Hero Arts stamps!

Louise said...

Fantastic cards, love them all

Sue McRae said...

Fabulous cards, especially the Halloween ones!

Jenny said...

Love all your cards but your Halloween cards - sooooo cute!

MakingCardsIsFun! said...

Sweet cards!

Anne B. said...

Great cards. Love your color combinations.

Maureen Morton said...

These are all so great, Tami! But, that peace ornament with the masking has my heart. Thanks for sharing.

Natasha Kara said...

Wow! looks like you've had some fun whipping up these beauties! LOVE them all, I particularly like the color combo on your first card, so cheerful!

bethann d said...

love these cards, you're fantastic. i want these stamps

Deirdre said...

Love all your amazing cards Tami - love what you created. TFS.

Maureen Chandler said...

Your cards are just wonderful - thanks so much for sharing!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards! Beautiful stamps! ...Mildred Mildew.

Vera Rhuhay said...

Wow...These are Fabulous,Tami!!!

Yolanda said...

Love those tree cards and that all the color is from ink. The stitching is great too.

Christine said...

love all 4 cards! so beautiful!

Claire said...

Soooo coool. You make it look so doable and inspiring!!

sunmaid said...

Oh so many ideas to try, love the cards/

Nana said...

Love the Halloween cards, amazing.

Nathalie

naneruth said...

Oh my gosh! What a cool collection of cards you made!

Paula said...

LOVE the Halloween tree! Thanks for sharing -

Christy B. said...

I have to say the Halloween tree is my fave!

geebamom said...

I love the Halloween cards. I always mean to send them and never do. Maybe this will get me going. Thank you.

Kelly said...

beautiful projects! love your color schemes!

naneruth said...

Very nice cards! Love the halloween cards especially the orange one.

Message Keeper said...

Great creation of cards with different use of the stamps! The Halloween cards are nice and they actually did not scare me (which is why I do not fancy Halloween very much)!

Marie-José B said...

Beautiful!! The Halloween card is my fav.

Kimmers said...

What great cards! I absolutely love that first christmas cards...the colors are so bright! Love it! TFS

MariClaudi said...

Love all the cards!

patscrap91 said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards ! My favorite is Happy Haunting but I love them all !

Shari Carroll said...

I LOVE you!!

Debbi said...

nice cards but your Halloween Happy Haunting stole the show!

Cindy said...

Beautiful cards! My have is the halloween one on the Basic Grey card stock! Looks like fun!

creativearts said...

Love all of your cards, but the halloween tree really grabbed my attention. I love what you did with the card and the colors you chose!

Pine Bird Knitter said...

Good Halloween card--I always struggle with those.

Kelly Massman said...

Fantastic cards!! TFS!

Мария Доричева Maria Doricheva said...

The Christmas card is sweet (the one with the trees). I like the stitching accent. The halloween background is stricking!

Kerry said...

Those are lovely. That first Halloween card is really impressive. Thanks!

Donelda said...

wow, these are amazing! Love your all white card ... and halloween cards are always fun!!

Denise P. said...

Y'all are killing me with your great examples! Now I need this Peace Ornament stamp - pronto!

T said...

Love the halloween card.

Char said...

Great cards. TFS!

Bonnie said...

Great job on the Halloween-colored background with black on top!

anni said...

Love your cards! Love that Halloween ones especially!

Beth Buss said...

Tami,
What neat cards today. My favorite--the cool
colors you used on the Christmas card. The blues
and greens look so pretty together.

Linda said...

the peace cards are my favorite

Kylie M-W said...

I love that your cards are so clean and simple, yet so pretty!

Julie in Edmonds said...

LOVE!

The peace cards are so cool and I am, quite frankly, reverting to my little kid self looking at those Halloween cards - awesome!

Donna said...

Great cards for both days!

Terri said...

Wow.. awesome cards! Love them!

Yvon (jioya) said...

The Halloween card is my absolut favorite.

Hugs Yvon.

Katie said...

Wonderful set of cards there! I really love that halloween tree - great mix of colors and patterned paper.

Kim P. said...

Loved the Halloween cards!

Anonymous said...

Love your cards Tami. The first one is my fav.

Margaret K

Susan said...

WOW, I am a traditional Christmas girl, but I LOVE the blue and green combo. It just jumps out at you! Really sharp!

Anonymous said...

The Halloween cards are just really really cool but I love the color choice for the Christmas cards....so pretty!!!

KellyC

Maria McClure said...

great cards! you've got my favorite colors on that "white" card, but I really like every one of them... TFS (ututo at verizon dot net)

cheryl l. said...

That first Halloween card is really cool! Love all the new stamps!

Carey said...

Love the variety of cards you shared. My fav is the Christmas trees because I love those colors!

Annan said...

What great cards. The hero art stamps have great images! Love the peace sign ornaments!

Mary Leeson said...

Tami, what a treat to have so many samples to drool over! hehe! Love them all especially the christmas tags....we can do so much with this set. TFS all your wonderful talent! Bless ya~

Anonymous said...

great cards!!! I too adore the peace sign ornaments

---rebecca
http://thehappycrafters.blogspot.com/

Annette Goodey said...

Your cards are so special. I love the halloween tree stamp - it looks so lifelike!

Nancy said...

yikes...I'm overwhelmed by the fabulous-ness of your cards, Tami! Each one is a perfect example of great technique and design. I love the fresh colors on the first card!

paperpapier said...

love the Christmas star tree...awesome!

Martina said...

Love both tree cards. The letter writing in the background of the Happy Haunting card is very gothic!

RedGem said...

Love the wonderful White Christmas card... will have to try this on my cards. I also love the Halloween cards.. though I didn't want to think of Fall cards, yet it will come sooner than we think! Tks for sharing your creations.

Jean said...

Wonderful variety!

Trexxann said...

I'm especially loving your 'Happy Haunting' card Tami! It certainly does look like it was fun to create! I love that you paired the ornaments with a matching sentiment - way sweet!

Colleen said...

Wow, it looks like I will have to purchase some of these new stamp sets...you showcased them fabulously! I love the new Christmas line!

JRhoades said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

I must say your haunting card does look haunting in a great kinda way. In love the colors on the Christmas cards.

Driven to Ink said...

These are all spectacular! That background on the Halloween tree card is just TOO cool - I love the white scratching - or is that paint?? Either way, awesome effect!

dragonflyspecialties72 said...

I love, love, love the Happy Haunting card! Amazing!!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Great cards Tami! Love the peace ornament. :)

Anonymous said...

Four cards Wow! I must have missed the peace ornaments. They are perfect for several people on my list. Both Christmas cards are elegant I really like their simplicity and colors. The Halloween cards are awesome. The Happy Haunting colors are great. Love all 4 cards. Thanks for Sharing.
Sharon L-S

Cathy said...

Beautiful cards. I love the stitching on the Christmas card and the halloween cards are cool also.

SherylH said...

Four beautiful cards! And though I have never done Halloween cards, I love the Happy Haunting card with the blended Distress inks.

Dana D. said...

Love all your cards. The happy haunting one is fabulous. I'm going to have to get that one for sure.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

These cards are awesome, Tami! You're on a roll! Love them!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for including the great Halloween cards!

Betty said...

Love all the cards but the Halloween is my favorite - I always have so much making Halloween cards. thanks for the ideas and for a chance to win.

Irene Talaasen said...

Oh, Tami, I love the turquoise tree card!! So soft and peaceful and the sentiment is great too. Thank you for your inspiration so early in the season :)

April said...

All your cards are great! I especially like the Halloween one with the tree. Wonderful job!

Anonymous said...

Amazing cards Tami! Love the one with the peace ornament.
Deb Lorence

Colleen C. said...

Love all the cards!!!

cindy said...

Great cards! Especially the tree card. THanks!

stampencamper said...

fun images, and great cards, thanks for making the blog hop fun

Pat said...

Thanks for sharing--great cards!!

Chris Space said...

Great stuff! The "peace" ornaments are a clever idea. The background of the Happy Haunting card really inspires me to work on creating artistic backgrounds that add the WOW factor.

Beastybunny said...

Fabulous cards! I love the holidays and your cards are just perfect for the upcoming seasons!

kaitlyn.shrubb said...

Amazing Halloween designs!

VikkiCH said...

I'm not a Halloween person but this card rocks! love the background/colors. the tree christmas card is lovely!

Karina Beck said...

Gorgeous cards! I love that you have only used white cardstock on the first one.!

Victoria said...

Wow all the cards are fabulous but I think my fav is the peace one. Thanks for sharing.

Karen R. said...

These are all so wondeful and fun!

stlbarb said...

LOVE that retro ornament card. Funky and fun!

Anonymous said...

Where do you find the time. These cards ROCK. Every one of them. I envy your talent.

Melissa said...

These cards are all fabulous! I love that old tree on the Halloween card and those peace ornaments are adorable! Thanks for the great ideas!

Iris said...

Great holiday cards!! So many beautiful color combos!

kelliware@gmail.com said...

LOVE the colors on the Halloween tree card - it's beautiful!

liberal sprinkles said...

wow thanks for sharing these great cards made using such a variety in style and technique!

Leslie R said...

Love them all! Such inspiration.
lrodriguez 5 @ cox. net

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness! Those cards are just awesome. But I really, really love the peace ornament card. So simple and repeatable.

Tricia said...

What wonderful cards, Tami! I especially love the trees!

Jessica Y. said...

Thanks for sharing so many different cards to inspire!

Deirdre Watt said...

Awesome cards! I am into one layer cards at the moment.Your peace ornaments are right on!

Angela said...

Wow love the card with the spooky tree, think I need that stamp.

Eveline said...

That Halloween card is my favorite, I love the way you colored the paper and then stamped over it.
Eveline.

Katie said...

Oh Wow I just love the coloring with the spooky tree. It gives me so many great idea's thanks a ton!

Barbara said...

All your cards are wonderful! The Christmas cards are inspiring me to get on with my Christmas card-making. The Halloween tree card is my favorite, however!

Anonymous said...

OH! WOW!!! Christmas and Halloween and 4 cards to boot!!! What a great stop on the blog hop!!! Everyone of your cards is fantastic!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Cindy said...

Such Lovely cards! Thanks!

Lidiya said...

Beautiful cards! I love it when all color comes from ink :) Thanks for sharing!

basketluvr said...

Great cards. I'm in love with all the the new Hero Arts stamps!

Anonymous said...

so beautiful! you are a super talented lady. :) lauracwonsik@gmail.com

Cathy M. said...

Wonderful cards, enjoyed them all!

Cyndi S said...

I love all of your cards. They are fantastic. Thank you for sharing.
cstephenson at q dot com

Jamie said...

Fabulous cards, I love them!! The peace sign ornaments are great:)

Marsha said...

I don't do Halloween cards, but I like the technique on yours - I will have to try that.

Anonymous said...

love these cards ghindmarsh@shaw.ca

Diane Laube said...

Wow, your cards are beautiful and love your techniques and colors. Thanks so much.

Cindy C. said...

So clever to use the Pease sign for ornament Tami! Fabulous set of cards!!

Anonymous said...

Oh how I wish I had a bigger craft room for all of these wonderful new stamps!! Great stuff!
rheartsong@msn.com

Lucille K said...

Beautiful cards, love the coloring on the Christmas Tree Card :)

Marty said...

I'm loving that oh-so spooky tree. Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win a super prize.

Jenn said...

I love the ornament card! Thanks for sharing.

ntsisterz said...

I love what you did to transform the Basic Grey paper! It really complimented the stamps.

Robin Cooper said...

Wow! Great cards. Love the stamps and your techniques for showcasing the stamps!

gail said...

Beautiful cards. I love the color combo on the Christmas cards. The spooky tree (and the card itself) is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love that So Scary Halloween card!

marilyn said...

LOVE your cards. Fabulous creations!

Unknown said...

Where do you find the time. These cards ROCK. Every one of them. I envy your talent.

Shelly said...

You must have been quiet the busy lady making four cards! :) You did such a wonderful job an all of them!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely loved all of these cards ... one after another. It was really nice to see the Halloween cards too. THANKS! LJ

Gaby Seminario said...

wow what lovely cards!

Anonymous said...

Very darling cards! Love the purple, orange, black and kraft color combination on the Halloween card! Thanks 4 the chance!
Christine S.

julie said...

I love the Happy Haunting card--what great colors.

Anonymous said...

what great cards, love them all--giving me inspiration to get started on fall and christmas cards myself! thanks for sharing!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Cheryl N said...

all very cute cards! Too many stamps and so little budget - LOL!

Lin said...

Wow, Tami, you have been stamping up a storm! Love the spooky tree one the best, and I'm not even much of a Halloween person! The colors are so vibrant! Thanks for the inspiration!

pegg said...

Very inspired to get onto Halloween and Holiday cards! Beautiful work!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Oh my!! Great projects, each and every one!! I really like the peace sign ornaments. Trendy and perfect!

Chunyuan said...

Love all the cards. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.

conil said...

Where do you find the time. These cards ROCK. Every one of them. I envy your talent.

Happy Scrapper!! =) said...

wow.. i looove them.. and i really love the halloween ones, so grungy and lovely!!=) thanks for the wonderful inspriation!!

Julia said...

LOVE the background of the Halloween card...

connie said...

Love all the cards but the Halloween card is my favorite!! Love all the inking.

brenda said...

Love the cards you made but the peace ornament and the large halloween card are my favorites! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!

Margaret in AZ said...

Beautiful examples!! Thanks for sharing your Halloween cards, too. That Happy Haunting stamp may have to find its way to MY house!!!

small t said...

Wow, I absolutely love your cards!

Tracey A. in NH said...

Wow! I love all your cards...but the Happy Haunting one is stunning!! LOVE the colors!!

Anonymous said...

The Christmas tree card is so pretty but your Halloween card with the tree really caught my eye. Gonna have to check that set out. Thanks for sharing.

Dorothy C.

sharonvnj said...

My wishlist keeps growing:) Love the peace ornaments and just adore the looks of the Halloween card with the tree. Awesome!!

Ann said...

Beautiful Cards!

carrie said...

Great cards! Love the "Happy Haunting" halloween card.

Priya Mohan said...

Awesome cards. loved each one of them..great coloring on the halloween card!..

MarcyK924 said...

Tami - I HEART your cards!!! I'm a child of the 60's, so your PEACE card made me smile! Thanks for sharing!

Scrap2day said...

You guys were getting me in the Christmas mood! And now, I'm wanting that Halloween tree also! I need to start saving some spending money!

Anonymous said...

The tree card is my favorite, but I like them all!

Julie H - MN

stephanie said...

Awesome cards, love the Christmas masking and the Halloween tree card.

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