12.09.2011

hero arts 2012 catalog blog hop


Hi there! Welcome to the next stop on the Hero Arts 2012 Catalog Blog Hop!

I just love catalog release time...nothing like new stamps to spark some creativity! Today's hop celebrates the Catalog Debut, and tomorrow stores around the world will be starting to kick off their preview party events. So much fun! These stores will be the first to have the newest 2012 Hero Arts stamps! (Check for locations here.)

Now onto my project! Today I'm sharing a pair of simple, colorful cards that could be given as Valentines or just to send a little sweetness any day of the year.


Did you spot the new background? It's CG422 Zig Zag. YUM. One of my new favorites! It's stamped with Hero Arts Soft Sand Shadow Ink onto an off-white letterpress notecard.


Those fun hearts come from the CG426 Four Hearts Cling set. I added a touch of faux stitching with black pen to the edges, and one heart on each card is lifted with foam adhesive.


Here's a look at all three of the new stamps I used on my cards. They're already arriving in stores, and will available in the Hero Arts Online Store on January 5th along with many, many more!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Remember, Hero Arts is having FIVE giveaways that include lots of brand spankin' new 2012 stamps and all you need to do to enter is comment on any of the participating blogs, including mine! More comments = more chances to win! And if you don't have time to do the entire hop today? No worries. You have until Monday, December 12 at midnight PST to hop and comment.

Next up is the blog of the fabulously talented Cristina Kowalczyk -- click on over to see what she's created with some of the new stamps!

Happy hopping and happy holidays, everyone!

*** If you encounter any broken links, you can always hop back to the Hero Arts Blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in the hop. Thank you! ***

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cpixylix said...

Beautiful card! I love the zig-zag. Such a simple background, but so many uses and variations. Thanks for sharing!

blupixy said...

Love the card! Makes me want to buy all of the stamps you used! I guess that's the point :) Thanks for sharing!

Mary Dawn said...

omigosh, best heart ever!

Lindsay said...

These are totally adorable!

RED said...

Love the combo of hearts and chevron!

papersunshine said...

Ok so I have seen four blogs now with this stamp and everyone has done something different and great! I need this zig zag stamp now! Love your cards!

Jennifer H. said...

Gorgeous heart stamp and LOVE the zig zag!! So much fun! Love your cards. :)

judy said...

I love the cute cards that you made
with these great new stamps!

stephanieting said...

This is cute! Perfect for a Valentines Day card

Dana D. said...

Oh my, I love this card. Love the colors and the technique.

Diane said...

What a cute card!

Maureen Morton said...

Sweeeeet! Hearts are one of my favorite images (Lin likes them, too). Can't wait to get my fingers on this heart set.

Rebecca White said...

Very Cute cards!

Jill said...

Tami--delightful cards! they kind of look like cookies to eat! yum :) new stamps=fun for sure!

Melinda said...

Love your cards!

Lin said...

So glad to see some new heart stamps - they're on my list! Love your added stitching, Tami!

Janet L. said...

Wonderful card and wonderful stamps!! I'm ready to shop!

Mabel said...

Those hearts are simply gorgeous!!! thanks for sharing your card and for the chance!!

Pia said...

Hi Tami, oh it is always such a treat to visit your blog and today is no exception. Love your creative love cards. Great proto of the stamps used ! Have a Great weekend!

Libby Hickson said...

Loooooove!!!! So much creative mojo even when you're sick. I swear you are a superwoman! Love these cards!

Gina said...

Love the cards. Can't wait to get my hands on that chevron stamp.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Super sweet card Tami! Love the hearts! Can't wait to see these stamps in real life! :)

Jo-Anne said...

I am loving that zig zag stamp. So many ways to use it. Yep, that one will be a keeper!

Becky said...

Loving that zig zag stamp. Seems everyone can use it for all sorts of things. I love this stamp set for Valentine's Day. The cards are very cute.

CinnamonSally said...

Love these new heart stamps Tami and love your cards so pretty.

Anonymous said...

Love your pretty cards and the colors are fab! This stamp is a must for me!!Feel better soon and Merry Christmas!-Leesa Berry

Angela said...

Love, love, love the four hearts set! Can't wait to get my hands on these! Great cards btw, I love the colours!

kath said...

beautiful cards tami...my wish list is growing by the minute....hugs kath xxx

connie said...

beautiful card! love the background and the hearts.

laura D said...

super cute..... hop hop hop

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Love your cards and i would use them for lots of reasons besides Valentines

Tiffani said...

Great cards! Love the zigzag!

Barb said...

Yay - new heart stamps! So nice to be visiting your blog, Tami! Just love these pretty cards!

Scrapmaven said...

Wow --so pretty. Love the hearts.

Anonymous said...

Love you cards, so pretty and colorful.

Margaret Kaznowska

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Beautiful cards, Tami! Adding more stamps to my wish list. ;)

Laura S. said...

I love the colors! ... and the stamps of course!

Annette said...

these are so gorgeous...love that new heart stamp and that Zig Zag background...love it...great cards...
thanks for sharing.

Michele said...

I am really loving that chevron background and all the wonderful ways I have seen it used! Love the cards!

Barb said...

I am loving that zigzag background and now the new hearts--WOW

Sandy said...

LOVE! Tami this is just adorable - and I love seeing that Year Round Sentiment stamp too, ya know :) :) :)

stlbarb said...

This is the kind of Valentine I would send -- not all flowery and sentimental! LOL LOVE them both.

Diane said...

Your cards are soooo cute !! Love them !!

Laura Church said...

Very Sweet cards. Those would make great lunch box notes for my kids!

Anne Thompson said...

Soooo cute! I am really seeing from this hop all of the many ways I could use that zig zag stamp. It's definitely on my list! Anne, yourmainestamper

Catherine said...

Very cute....thanks!

Holly Preslar-Wilson said...

Love the heart stamp!

Miriam Prantner said...

These cards are great! I love that zigzag background, and the embossing on the hearts and the little bit of tape/paper horizontally. So sweet and simple. Thanks!

Jeanne Ann said...

I love your cards! That zig zag is awesome!

disneylisa said...

Love the heart stamps, and of course I have already decided I need the zigzag background.

blazen said...

Love the cards! perfect for valentines!

Terri said...

Love these hearts! I can't wait to get some new stamps!!!!

Dianne said...

Nice cards.

Bianca van Noort said...

Love how you used the hearts

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Oh how amazing! These are fab!!! I looove that heart!

Anonymous said...

oh I can see many uses for these. Love the added stitching in black. It is so great how the hop show cases the versatility of the new stamps!

Sarah Cassio

Jennie said...

Love those hearts and sweet card!

Cher said...

aww man..u got me...sucker for hearts...of any kind! love your cards..and all your work...wonderful! *check* added to list of MUST HAVES tyvm

Helene said...

OMG, I love your cards! Those hearts are simply fabulous!

Kelly Rasmussen said...

LOVE these so much! just perfect! :)

airbornewife said...

Love, love, love that Zig Zag stamp. What fun card samples you have made.. so cute. thanks for sharing ~ Pam

Debstamps said...

What fun work Tami! Great colors and details! Love the hugs and kisses!

Ruby Craft said...

You really show the love with these cards! Too Sweet!

Nichol Magouirk said...

Tami!!!! oh. my. wow! your cards are INCREDIBLE! every last detail is perfection! xo

Nikki said...

These cards are beautiful!! Thank you for sharing!!

Tracey said...

LOVE these cards Tami!! SO bright and fun...PERFECT!!!

Margot said...

The hearts are adorable. Thanks for a pair of cute cards!

Amy Bagley said...

Now I'm in the mood to create Valentine's cards! Love your designs...and the Hero Arts stamps are a must have. Thanks so much for sharing!

angela said...

Again that lovely chevron background. The hearts are fabulous.Can't wait to get my hands on them

Μυρτώ said...

Simple but ingenious. Thanks for sharing.
PS these heart stamps are already in my shopping list!

Mary said...

I'm loving this zig-zag background more and more as I see what you and others have done with it. Thanks for the card inspiration.

Lori Y. said...

Love the hearts! And I think the Zig Zag may be my new favorite stamp :)
TFS!

Debbie Pereira said...

These cards are adorable. Definately need the zig zag stamp.

Scrapthat said...

Oh how cute! YOu did a great job with the stamps! TFS!

silke said...

These stamps are really beutiful, love how you used them!

Maranda said...

Oh my goodness, the heart stamps are simply adorable. I'm gonna have to get those. :)

{VICKI} said...

Just LOVEly!!!!!!!!

Jackie - aka funhockeymom25 said...

love the colors - makes the stamps pop!

Tracy J said...

This is a fun onE! Merry Christmas.

Dori said...

So cute and fun! Love the bright cheerful colors.

Simaryon said...

Beautiful cards! Love the subtle zig-zag/chevron background...

Margaret Silverest said...

Am so loving the chevron stamp.

sunnysideup/doreensng said...

Wow,Love your card, So loving the new stamps!from Hero Arts New collections!
hugs
Doreen

Sheila said...

Love love love all of it!!

bakscrap said...

What adorable cards!

Evelyn said...

So cute. Just love it.

Dee in N.H. said...

Love your cards! Those are, hands down, the best hearts I have ever seen! Love'em!

GrammaSue said...

Cute cars! Loving these new Hero Art stamps.

Cassi said...

ziggin' and zaggin' like crazy, must get this background!

Yogi said...

what fun stamps and wonderful cards. Love them

pia u said...

Relly sweet card, cute, cute!

Sara said...

Super cute card...love those new stamp designs!

Luv 2 Create said...

What super cute cards. Christmas will be over and Valentines Day here before we know it!!!! Sure loving all the new stamps and inks that I am seeing today. God help us if the whole line that we are getting sneak peaks at this week are all this fabulous. Specially right after Christmas. Lov'en it thou.
Marcie

marilyn said...

Love the sand on white background. Super fabulous cards.

Cathy said...

Love your card and the new stamps you used!

Lisa said...

Love, love, love your cards! I am thinking I am going to "need" that chevron stamp and those hearts:)

hodgins said...

Love your card - and I especially love the background...I will definitely have to get that one!!

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

Those chevrons are wonderful . . . and love your layers.

Grá said...

Great cards, love the colours & heart stamp :)

sndvansickle said...

Just when I think I don't need another heart stamp!!! I now know what my valentine cards will be next year. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win. Happy Holidays!

Deb said...

Great cards. After so many variations of using the chevron stamp I have to get me one.

Susan said...

I liked the way you used all those textures in your work. They're beautiful and vibrant.

Frankie said...

Great cards -- lots of texture and color and they're just fun! Love them!

Monica said...

Love these cards! Just pinned them! Thanks for the chance to win!

liannallama said...

awesome design and color scheme!

conil said...

Your card is so cute and I love this stamp set.

Hannah said...

Hi Tami - what fun and trendy cards! I just love the handwritten style of that sentiment "xoxo" and the classic heritage hearts filled with love words. You bring it all together with the strips of pattern and twine! I am loving the 2012 release so far and can't wait to see more!!

Velvet said...

So cute! can't wait to try out this new stamp myself.

Lauren said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors, and that zig zag stamp is purely yummy!

GibsoGirl said...

Love the hearts. Did you hand draw the stiching around the heart or is that another stamp?

Geny said...

Beautiful cards, perfect for Valentine's Day!!

texasbarb said...

Really like how you've used the new stamps...clever card. I'm falling in love with the zig-zag stamp.

Winged said...

Beautiful cards! I really love the zig-zag stamp!

Ellie said...

Beautiful cards, and I LOVE those stamps!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

What an adorable card!!

amsynicole said...

I gotta tell you how much I love that chevron background....to die for!

Carol said...

Love this background - so versatile!

Katie said...

Another great card. Thanks!

blodia said...

Oh wow, I love those hearts!

Felicity said...

Totally in love with the new zig zag stamp. Great take on it.

Yaritza said...

I really really love that zig zag stamp.

Jodi Keefer said...

Love these cards. Actually loving everything from the new catalog that we have seen.

МД в картинках said...

They are gorgeous!

Creativejuices said...

Oh how sweet! Your cards are great!

small t said...

I LOVE these cards! Super cute! :-) xx

pawyeen said...

those are SO CUTE! Love the hearts =)

gretchen knutson said...

Just beautiful!Love the faux stitching
thanks for the inspiration

Robin said...

Love this new background and I love that I am getting to see so many different ways to use it!
Love the elevated heart on each card--awesome idea!

Cindy said...

Love your ideas!

Theresa said...

These stamps are just too fun!!! Love the stamp combinations and the colors on your cards!

Delayne said...

I love the cards. I know this zigzag stamp is a must have...so very versatile!

Anonymous said...

Love the cards--I am such a heart fan and these are awesome!!! Love the twine as well--that new background is so cool!!! Denise I.

Annette said...

love all the details, very creative and fun!

NancyLee said...

Oh my heart... I can't take the excitement anymore. This must be the best stamp set for me ever and your hearts make me fall in love even more.

Briana Barron said...

The colors of your cards are awesome. Also love the way you did the faux stitching on the hearts.

Chunyuan said...

beautiful card. Love the color and fun stamps.

Marilyn said...

Oh! My! Gotta have that stunning Background stamp. HA really has the edge on the BG stamps and this one is no exception! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours!

Coralie said...

Wonderful cards!! I love them! The colours are so nice!!

Milla said...

Oh, that zig zag stamp is a must-have! Love your cards!

elliot said...

Love the hearts!

Julie Ebersole said...

TAMI!!! SHUT UP!!! These are flippin' FAN-STAMP-MAGORICAL!!! ................THUD!!!

Chris said...

Need that chevron stamp!

Judi said...

Love your cards -- especially the xoxo hearts AND the xoxo sentiment -- that font is SO fab! Thanks for the chance to win some HA goodness.

Atticelf said...

Love, love, love. And look at how new and pretty the stamps look too. ;)

Lee Mae said...

Those heart stamps are darling! I love your cards That chevron background and then those hearts. Yummy! My list for Santa is growing!
I also love the size and font of the hugs and kisses stamp.

Susan T said...

Pure love. Thanks for everything!!

nancy y said...

these stamps will make terrific cards, the xoxo hearts is my favorite.

Diana said...

Love your cards, really like the hearts. Like the subtle use of the zig zag background stamp. Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win

kiesa salazar said...

oh my goodness! i love the hearts, and i don't usually put hearts on my cards. now i'm going to have to consider getting these.... beautiful cards. thanks!

Cindy H. said...

What beautiful cards!! Soft and pretty colors, great design and beautiful hearts.

malkah said...

The twine is the perfect finishing touch!

Joanne said...

loving the hearts, such a sweet card

Jill said...

What a great design--love the colors and can't wait for the new stamps!!

Rhonda Joy Closson said...

Cute card! I'm going to have to make this one for Valentine's day next year!

Craftyfield said...

I DO like the design of that stamp, simply because once Valentine is over I think I can still use this one in my layouts! Great cards too Tammi.

Tiffany said...

Very sweet designs, Tami, love them!

Nancy M said...

Aaww, very nice. I like how versatile these are, as you said, can be for Valentines' or not! TFS!

Karen said...

What a sweet card! This is a must have set for Valentines Day and anniversaries! Great colors and techniques! Thanks for inspiring!

munyee said...

Oh my gosh! These are too pretty!! I love the colour combinations.

Michelle said...

I love the hearts so pretty.

Jess said...

Oh, Tami. That Zig Zag stamp! I am wanting it now. You girls are so evil with your fabulous projects, making my wish list way too long. Thanks for sharing your cute creations.

AuntPiggy said...

Very pretty cards. I love the smoochy hearts stamps. Thanks for sharing.

Tanya said...

gorgeous! I love the fun colors and that fabulous zigzag!

Cassie_lu said...

amazing cards and the stips of color grounds those hearts so well.

TOBEY said...

love the chevron stamp, and the way you embossed the hearts makes them really pop!

Daria said...

Thank you for sharing your cards. I love the white embossing, and the faux stitching around the hearts adds a nice finishing touch.

MarcyK924 said...

LOVE your cards, Tami!! Fun colors and lots of inky goodness! These hugs and kisses stamps are SO me - I'll use them everywhere!

Jeanne said...

The zig zag is going on must have list! Thanks for the inspiration.

Therese said...

OH how I love these heart cling stamps!!! Thank you for sharing your pretty card. Looking forward to seeing everyone's sneak peeks!

Heidi Cocca said...

Great cards!! I too, love the zig zag background. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Ciacchina said...

bellissime! i cuori sono favolosi e lo sfondo è una favola!

Rachel said...

I am in LOVE with these cards!! The hearts are amazing! Can NOT wait to get some of these new stamps!!! :)

Simply Sonya said...

Love how you incorporated all 3 stamps on your cards. They came out great! TFS!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Great cards! TFS =)

Barbara Howell said...

Your cards are great today. I really like that zigzag background stamp and the hearts are also must haves and just in time for Valentines. Thanks for sharing.

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

These cards are Simply Cute. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

Carol said...

These would be such versatile Valentine cards for both sexes.
I love that zig zag background stamp. I think this is my new favorite of all the stamps.

Janet said...

Love these! The twine is a great way to top it all off.

Anonymous said...

Yep, that Zig Zag stamp will be coming to my house for sure! Love the hearts too!

carol in seattle :)
carol @ callaway . net

Susan said...

Great card ideas! I love those heart stamps! Nice to see some colors besides red and green, which I've seen too much of lately! Thanks!

Tristen said...

I'm overwhelmed by all of these beautifully creative ideas! I love these cards! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for the chance to win!

donna mikasa said...

beautiful cards, as always! love that zigzag BG stamp!

Emily Leiphart said...

These are just stunning, Tami! I love them so much and wish it were Valentine's Day already!

Anonymous said...

great card...Valentines Day is my favorite!

Laure Janus ~ Little Joys Studio said...

Oh my, hearts and text. Right up my alley. Beautifully done, thanks for sharing your art and ideas!

kerrycwills said...

So...yeah, all these stamps are on my wishlist. I love what you've done here! Thanks for the inspiration!

kathleen said...

I love the new stamps, what an exciting giveaway!

rhoffer said...

Such a cute card. I have never tried the shadow inks but they sure have caught my interest lately! Thank you for the inspiration.

melanie gelinas said...

this is such a fun blog hop. Thanks for the great ideas for the new stamps. Would love to win them ! Happy Holidays!

stamping sue said...

Wonderful cards. simple is very effective.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Misty said...

Those are adorable!

Meme said...

You guys are really hooking me on that Zig Zag. You can use it for anything! WOW! I am loving these cards by the way! Thanks for sharing!

Shay said...

Love these cards--the colors and design are lovely. Thanks for the inspiration.

Priya Mohan said...

Lovely card!the stamps are great!

Paula G said...

Your cards are just wonderful! Can't wait to get the zig zag stamp!

teresa said...

Beautiful cards, Tami!!! Love the stamps you used.

adele holcomb said...

Don't know if it's the colors you chose, or the subtle background, or the darling hearts, but these are such cheery and sweet cards!

Nancy said...

Hi Tami...your cards are so full of great ideas! I'll be using these cards as inspiration to make samples for Stamp Fever catalog party! Gotta love those hearts and chevrons!

My Angel said...

Pretty Cards!! Love the new sets!!

Virginia L. said...

I just LOOOVe everything you make. PERIOD. You are amazing, Tami, with the colors in this one! SO yummy!

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