Friday, December 10, 2010

Hero Arts Blog Hop with Shari Carroll


Thanks Margie!  Hello Hoppers, you've arrived at the next stop of the Hero Arts 2011 Catalog Blog Hop!  I'm Shari Carroll, one of the Hero Arts designers. I can't wait to show you some of our new stamps! I happen to think our new images are the BEST EVER!!!

My first card showcases the Poly Clear CL502 Just Saying Hi stamp set.  I love the vintage style, it's masculine yet perfect for everyday correspondence.  


I've used simple stamping to create my card highlighting the Candlestick phone.  With a label, message strip and flower, this card came together really fast.


I also used a couple new large woodblock backgrounds, the S5507 Envelope Pattern and S5497 Diagonal Dictionary Type.  These are two stamps that need to go straight to your wish list!

My next card focuses on the new woodblock F5493 Hand Drawn Small Flower.  Of course I just had to cut and layer it, the clean lines makes it so easy to do.  For this, I used my Distress inks to color. The green portion of the flower was spritzed with water once it was colored.

Here's a close-up of the flower.


I've used my favorite box card style and again I've used the new Envelope Pattern (S5507) woodblock stamp with Old Paper Distress ink for a hint of texture. My little message comes from the Poly Clear CL490 Sending Smiles Message set.  I finished it off with some blue silk ribbon, twine and a cluster of blue pearls.

Thanks for stopping by! Now you can hop on over to see the creations of the UBER talented Jen Gallacher.

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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Kryssi said...

oh i love the linen background stamp!~ beautiful cards!

Hill Top Creations said...

love the cards Dif. have to get that stamp set. Take Care

Sandy said...

Love your cards! The new stamps don't hurt either!

Virginia L. said...

Wow!!!!!! Love them all. the window card is just too cute! You make me want to have all the new stamps now!! Thank you for the inspiration, Shari!

Dawn said...

sign me up for these new stamps, Santa! (i hope he's listening, I love them)

rkokes said...

love that flower!

Linda aka Oz said...

I can see that new envelope
BG staI am off to the next stop. Ozp is a keeper!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow Shari great cards and Fabulous new stamps!!!!!!!

Linda aka Oz said...

2nd comment... not sure how my first got so scrambled but it was a compliment when I typed it...hehe

Tanya said...

Love the cards, so many stamps I need!

Driven to Ink said...

Love those phones! Gotta have that envelope pattern - ohhhh Saaaanta!

Allison Cope said...

Friggin' awesome! Love the multiple windows and all the beautiful details on your cards! Thanks for some great HA inspiration!

Libby Hickson said...

GORGEOUS cards Shari - as always!!

Rosemary said...

love the candle stick phone card! and the 2nd one, too!

Christine from FL said...

Great cards!

Sharon D from Canada said...

Great cards, Shari! I LOVE that envelope pattern stamp!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful cards, wonderful designs.

Nichol Magouirk said...

GORGEOUS Shari! Your cards are simply stunning, as always! xo

Lysa said...

Simply FABULOUS! I love that envelope pattern- I gotta have it!

Jennifer Roach said...

Those cut outs on the card are awesome. I never think to put windows in my cards. Very inspiring!!

Margaret said...

Beautiful cards.

Isha said...

Love the cute window cards Shari. Gorgeous new stamps. Love the Envelop Background.TFS.

mdoricheva said...

Shari, your cards are always so elaborate and inspiring!

Tanya said...

These are beautiful! Love the stamped background and your clean style.

Grandma Bugs Place said...

Very very nice...love it!
Marcie

DebStampsLife said...

Love these crisp, clean designs Shari! I can see myself using these stamps often! Love those telephones!

judkajudi said...

You have done amazing art with these new images! Love your style. Gorgeous!

Sheri Crowley said...

So elegant!

Karina Beck said...

This is so beautiful!!!

2Bis2DO said...

oh my gosh i love your cards and that phone, wow. Love it!

Jnett's Place said...

LOVE the flower and you do magnificent bows!

Christine Traversa said...

love the dimension on your cards!

Tracey said...

Shari...your cards are always such a treat to the eye, and always creative... LOVE them!!!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love that envelope pattern and your cards are beautiful!

Loydene said...

I am totally lovin' that phone set! It is just perfect for "keeping in touch" cards! I hope I can find it "for real"!

JulieHRR said...

Perfection. As always! I love the colors you used. I never come up with these combos by myself. I must try this!

Krissy said...

love the diagonal type! great card!

DominoDebi said...

Wow - these are fabulous, Shari!!!!

Anna said...

Wow awesome cards!!!
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Lin said...

I so agree, these are the best yet!! LOVE the flower card - that background is really growing on me each time I see it, and of course, love the layered flower inside the window - thanks, Shari!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful as always. Really like the background stamps.

Dorothy C.

dallaskatrina said...

you are right those are two that need to go on my list!

teresa said...

Fabulous cards, Shari! Love the window card! Have to try this one of these days! Thanks for your inspiration!

DominoDebi said...

As usual, you made cards to die for - I especially love that Christmas tree made from Prima flowers!

Jan in Tucson said...

FABULOUS, as always!!!

weze said...

great job on the cards!

Christiana said...

Two very different, yet very pretty cards. I love that envelope background and the vintage phones look so fun!

Joan said...

These cards are very neat- simple and fantastic!

{VICKI} said...

just saying HI and HoPpin thru!

Cathy A said...

Wow Shari, loving your phone card!!!! so elegant as always...you have such a unique style I just love...the box card is fabulous too, I am glad you reminded me about these!

Vanessa said...

So love your cards! Gorgeous!

Cindy C. said...

Fabulous creations! Love everything about them.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful cards! Love the designs and that set is so fun!

Heather said...

Love it! So many fun ways to see these stamps used!!

Dena said...

Love the new flower stamp!

wearestampers said...

More gorgeous background stamps!! Love your cards!!

Jessica ML said...

Love that new background stamp, it is definitely on my wish list.

Marty said...

Very pretty- I love that old telephone image.

Monica L said...

The cards are lovely! Love the telephone stamp.

judy said...

Great cards and new stamps! Thanks
for the inspiration, Shari!!

Kansas Kerry said...

What a good way to use distress inks. Thanks.

Pegg S said...

Your cards are stunning. I love the background stamp!! And everything else you use - you really know how to sell HA products :)

jaemom said...

Gorgeous! Just love the envelope pattern, and I adore the candlestick phone! It looks beautiful with the die cut shape you used. And the double circle-punch shadow box; soo pretty!

Sue McRae said...

Fabulous card designs Shari and love the Diagonal Dictionary Type stamp!

~amy~ said...

simply fabulous work, as always!!

Sarah said...

These are FABULOUS, Shari!!!! I'm going to be in BIG trouble. Might just have to sell half my stamp collection. ;)

MelissaL said...

Such lovely cards! I love that new phone stamp set. Can't wait to get my hands on that one! :)

Leigh said...

Your cards are so pretty! I love the bows with ribbon that you add!

Sonja said...

Can't wait to see all the new goodies!

penwig said...

The envelope background stamp is perfect to add something subtle. Flower is gorgeous. Thanks for the ideas!

Pat Castillo said...

LOVE the cards--and the flowers!

Elise said...

Wonderful cards! Love the images and sentiments!

postal orphan said...

Love the flower card - the colors are perfect! Thanks for sharing.

craftygirljen said...

Beautiful cards!

Shirley said...

beautiful cards

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow amazing cards as always so beautiful!!!!

Legojenta said...

Great cards! TFS =)

jenlynnie said...

beautiful!! what a great stamp set. i look forward to seeing the entire new line.

Brenda said...

Love these two cards Shari! That fower is too beautiful and I love the new backgrounds! I adore your window card!

Kelly Booth said...

Shari.....Your SOOOOOOOO Talented WOW!! Every time i see one of your creations my mouth drops!! Hugs!!

MNJackson said...

Beautiful cards, hero arts stamps always seems to be ahead of the game - love the new stamps!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Shari! Amazing cards, all of them. Thanks for the inspiration. Margaret K.

Clare said...

So cool! A perfect masculine card! This stamp is just a must have for me now! :)

kath said...

wow shari beautiful cards as always and the telephone is definitely my favourite...thanks for sharing your inspiration on the blog hop hugs kath xxx

Anna-Karin said...

I love the envelope pattern stamp, such a versatile background stamps. Lovely cards!!

Lucy Abrams said...

Oooh - Shari these ROCK. Love the ribbon work on the telephone card. Yum.

Bambi said...

Beautiful creations. Thank you for inspiring. Can't get over the purple and green tree AWESOME!!!

Marianne said...

That flower is awesome! Love how you embossed with white!

Sarah said...

I'm falling out of my seat over that first card. I already knew I loved the vintage phones from the sneak peek earlier this week, but the way you paired it with the new backgrounds is fab!

seaslay27 said...

I like the idea of spritzing the distress ink after coloring with it. It definitely deepens the color and creates a more interesting look. Thanks for reminding me of this.

Karen said...

I am in LOVE with those telephones! Your cards are wonderful!!

Donna said...

Shari, your cards are priceless, they are just so creative, I love the old phone, I can not wait to place my order, looked through the catalog yesterday and was drooling.
Such wonderful products, and you are right best stamps ever!! and a very BEAUTIFULLY done catalog, great job to all those involved, please pass on the word to all the workers at Hero Arts, I am sure everyone has been working their tail off!!

Thanks so much,
Donna

Kristina said...

Very cool flowers!! I love flowers for everything!!

weewiccababe said...

such crisp designs Shari, thats quite a few new stamps on my list now :)
Debz
x

Yaritza said...

I'm loving the telephone. Thanks for sharing your projects.

Michelle said...

Love how your card turned out! Those two backgrounders are definetly going on my wish list! LOL! Thanks for sharing!

cowboycentral said...

Great cards ! Thanks for the inspiration. I am always in need of new "guy" card ideas.

Suzana said...

What a gorgeous cards. I love the colours you've used.

torri said...

That new flower stamp is going to be one of my first buys from the new catalog.

susies1955 said...

Love, love, love that second one the best. AWESOME. It looks so deep. :)
Susie
susies@twcny.rr.com

Anonymous said...

Love the masculine take on the phone stamp and the flower card is so pretty :)
-Celina

Marla said...

Very sweet! You have reminded me how much fun window cards are!

walchowDesign said...

Love both the stamps you used! Great card!

Ashley Harris said...

These are so great!! What a great window card. Sigh...

Mary Dawn said...

gorgeous! wow, the diagonal dictionary stamp is exciting! this blog hop is. kill. ing. me!

sideoats + scribbles said...

Heya Shari! LOVE what you did! And love your box card, as always!!! Hugs! :)

Anonymous said...

Love that background and so far there isn't one new stamp from the catalog that I don't want. Always follow you on HEro Arts. Thanks for being so creative !
Hugs, Diana E.

Christine said...

I just love that handdrawn flower stamp - and the linen background - great stamping thanks!

Catherina Fong said...

Hi Shari, im still new at cardmaking but now u make me in love with all Hero ARTS background stamps. i cant wait to try them. i love the window card u made

Thanks for sharing,
cathy x

BunnyFreak said...

Love how you used the stamps for subtle backgrounds.

Laura E. said...

I really love your little accents with ribbons and flowers. They add so much life to the cards! Love it!

Latrice said...

I'm just drooling over this phone set! You guys at hero are making my list super long. Love your creations dear. Hugs to you.

Sam F said...

Love the Envelope Pattern stamp and the dictionary back ground and the phone!!! What a great card.

Belinda said...

Wow, love the window card! And that envelope pattern... oooh!

SherryS said...

These are great...it never ceases to amaze me what can be done with a few scraps of paper and some ink, just because we have great STAMPS!!!

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Wonderful cards. I love the hand-drawn flower card.
Clare x

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wowzers...the colors on your cards are awesome...fantastic cards!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Oh Shari, these cards are just stunning. I so love how you come up with so many great designs. I just love these new stamps that you have used, and like I mentioned in another post her on the blog hop trail, I so need and want that flower stamp. It is just so wonderful. I love the peek a boo holes of your cards. What a delight to find such beauties inside each one. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us all. Hugs.

Susan said...

You continue to amaze and enlighten! Thanks.

Kimba's Kreations said...

These cards are AMAZING!!!!!
Thanks soooo much for shraing!

Daria Z. said...

I need to put that envelope bg on my list. Love the cards.

Trudi said...

Love that background stamp too! And I love the phone! Great cards!

Diana N. said...

Wonderful cards! I love all the new cards and I'm trying really hard not to be green with envy because you have stamps that I want.

Jane said...

Man I need that PHONE!!! LOVE LOVE both your cards!!!

Thalia said...

Love this card and the new stamps all together. Very pretty and seems easy too! Thanks for sharing.

Deb Lorence said...

Love your cards Shari! Looks like you are having fun with the new stamps. Added the Diagonal Dictionary Type and Hand Drawn Small Flower stamps to my list!

Sandi M said...

Beautiful cards - and how you've used the handrawn flower stamp is lovely!

Jennifer said...

Oh My Shari!! I was really hoping to not love all these stamps to much, to try to get by without them but you are making that extremely hard :) I love the texture that comes with the envelope pattern. Your cards are amazing! Love them and the inspiration you bring. Blessings to you and your family during this holiday season and throughout the New Year.

debbie said...

I love the phone stamps, but really love the layered flower card. You are one of my favorite artists and your cards are so pretty and full of feeling. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Carol said...

Beautiful cards Shari. Am so excited about owning some of these new stamps. Can't wait until Christmas..... :)

Vina said...

Stunning card! I think I "need" the new envelope stamp too! Understated elegance!

Froggietalks said...

I love the cards you did Shari. I love the diagonal dictionary stamp. It's on my wish list.

Creativejuices said...

Your projects are beautiful! I am so excited for all of the new stamps!! Great work!

Shay said...

Awesome cards! I especially love the phone (need all phones!) card for its impact.

Cherylynn said...

Shari, I always love your creations. Your color choices always speak to me. Thanks for such great inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Great background stamp and beautiful made cards.

Jill W. said...

LOVE 'em!!! The ribbon is a nice touch! Looking forward to the arrival of these new stamps to my favorite local store!

Olive said...

The box is fabulous and so cute. I may just have to scraplift it! That flower has gotta go on my wishlist too!

Angie said...

Shari, I can tell already that my new faves are going to be the Envelope Pattern, and the Diagonal Dictionary. Such possibilities!! I just love HA stamps -- probably way too much! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration today!
Angie

GabrielaD said...

I love your work!!! Great job.

Mariette van Leeuwen said...

Great cards, thanks for sharing

ann sieber said...

The candlestick phone is terrific. My Dad worked for the phone company and when they retired the candlestick phones, he made lamps out of 2 of them. So this stamp is very nostalic for me. Thanks.

Beatriz said...

I love this blog hop because I'm discovering great blogs like yours! :) Your cards are so elegant!

VicR said...

Always love your style, Shari.
Gotta get 'Envelope pattern' -- Perfect BG

Holly said...

Your cards are amazing! I love the flower!! Thanks for the great inspiration!

Noor Nahdi said...

Keep stunning us!!!

Jennifer said...

Love the samples. I can't wait to see the whole catalog.

Janet L. said...

What great cards!! Love the way you used the new stamps!

Liz, said...

Thanks for the fab ideas.

Liz x

Michelle said...

I love the phone card and I really love the flower stamp so pretty.

marilyn said...

FABULOUS cards--love the phone, and different background stamps. Big wish list!

dinosaur said...

Very cute cards. Looks like a fun stamp set.

Barbara said...

Love these cards! The envelope stamp is definitely on my list and I love that flower as well! The way you used it is super!

Laura.K said...

Wow. I love your cards. So clean and simple, so gorgeous.

Kelli said...

so cute!! Thanks!

SannaS said...

love these, gorgeous cards!! =)

scarthur said...

Love the gorgeous simplicity of your cards! They are stunning!

Jenny said...

I can not get enough of those cute vintage phones!!! Love your cards!

kimurob said...

All beautiful cards -- the envelope pattern really adds the right kind of texture to the background! Thanks for sharing.

Ellie A. said...

Hmm I'll take one of each of those stamps please JUST LOVE it. Oh Stamp Heaven indeed. Happy Friday.

Gloria said...

Very nice! Always love your work

Nancy said...

Fabulous cards, Shari...oh I need all of those stamps; my "gotta have" list is as long as my arm already!

Darla said...

Gorgeous cards, you showcased the new stamp well!!

Sharon Jane said...

Love the simplicity and clean lines. And the colors are just wonderful. So sophisticated

Sandra said...

very nice - love the flowers - they would brighten anybody's day!
Sandra

Jennifer said...

Love the samples. I can't wait to see the whole catalog.

Dani Donner said...

Now, that telephone set is already on my wish list!!! Beautiful cards!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the flower stamp. Beautiful cards!

Lynn said...

LOVE your designs -- may just have to copy!

Linda said...

great cards. I can think of some uses for that phone stamp!

Lori Y. said...

Beautiful cards! I've got the envelope pattern on my wish list. TFSder

patscrap91 said...

Your projects are always gorgeous and elegant. I love them all.

upstateNY said...

I absolutley love the flower card - love the stamp - the colors - the ribbon!

margotlapie said...

your cards are so beautiful

Ezlie J. Perez said...

so cute!!! love your accents and the backgrounds went straight to my wish list! thanks for sharing!

Heather M said...

Love your cards. I especially love your layered flower.

Nicky Hsu said...

Wow, love both cards. Love how you use the phone stamp. This one is my on my must have shopping list. hank you for the inspiration.

Lisa - papergrace said...

I just can't ever get enough of Hero Arts background stamps. They are just SO versatile!! Love what you did with the envelope pattern. Gorgeous cards, as always. Love how inventive, and creative, you are.

Noora said...

Love the new stamp sets, beautiful cards!

bakscrap said...

What great new stamps! Just 'hopping" by.

joy said...

Love this phone stamp! So simple, but so elegant at the same time.

mmpm88 said...

I love your creations and I just love blog hops. Happy Holidays!

Jess said...

Amazing cards Shari. The envelope pattern is now a must have. :-) Thanks for all of the inspiration.

Cherie Averill said...

Ooohhh so pretty!

mary said...

your color combo is very soothing and I love the layered flower.

DNAMIchaud said...

Beautiful flowers!! Love the cards!

Ellen Peters said...

Great stamp, love your cards

Anonymous said...

Tina M.

I love the stamp set and the cards are AMAZING!!! Your work is beautiful!!! Thank you!
Tina M st_mccall@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Opppssss the email for the above is st_mccall@yahoo.com

Thank you
Tina M

Eveline said...

Lovely cards, great new stamps.
Eveline.

Anonymous said...

Opppssss the email for the above is st_mccall@yahoo.com

Thank you
Tina M

Catherine said...

Great cards - that flower is gorgeous!

Leni said...

I like the flower card..so nice!

pia overgaard said...

Your cards are always so perfect Shari! Love the first card so much! You are right the vintage Just Saying Hi set is perfect for a masculine card! Love your cards in the catalog, too ;) ;)

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

That telephone pops outs - I almost thought it was 3D. And love your card box - with 2 windows and dimension with the flower. Love them both

stamping sue said...

Another great phone image. stamping sue

sm3wkl said...

Love the backgrounds and the old fashion phone! Great cards

Anonymous said...

What can I say...beautiful!

christine said...

exciting new colection. Congrats!

Jay Gee said...

Shari I agree, those too background stamps are definitely on my wish list! Love your cards.

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