Sunday, November 06, 2011

Getting Caught Up...

Wow this has been an incredibly busy couple weeks. 

First off.. I'd like to take the time to thank you all for your very kind words, prayers and comfort for my niece Courtney.  She has made a nearly complete recovery!  What a girl!

Since I've been home from Houston, I worked with more 2012 Hero stamps...gahhh there are some must haves!!!  We also worked on some Catalog Debut cards which you will start seeing in a store near you.  These are some great samples with awesome stamps! I'll sneak peek as soon as I get the go ahead, but in the meantime, you can catch some peeks on the Hero Blog.

Then I had my technique article... did you all have a chance to see it?  I know there has been tons happening on the Hero Blog, and sometimes it gets a little lost.  Here's a close-up shot... the theme being Bling it Up!


This is really easy to make, just grab your scraps of paper,
your buttons, pearls, gems or what-ever you want to use on your tree.
So FUN!!! You can catch the video HERE.


I'm heading out in the morning to teach a couple classes at Memories and Beyond in Downers Grove, IL.  THEN, on Thursday, I head out to Washington DC, I'm teaching at the Happy Stamper in Reston, Virginia!!!  I can't wait.

I hope you enjoyed your extra hour of sleep!  :o)

20 comments :

CinnamonSally said...

Oh WOW shari that button tree is stunning, I must try that idea. Off to watch the video!!

Sarah J. Moerman said...

I did see the article and LOVE the idea! I have a hard time knowing what to do with my clear buttons so this is PERFECT! Thanks! Can't wait to see all the new stamps! Have fun teaching!

Lin said...

Shari, I always find your technique articles first thing - love this idea of a button tree and can't wait to try it myself! Looking forward to those sneak peeks :)

jintyoo7 said...

Beautiful tree, Shari - this is definitely on my "try this list"! I have used the HA clear buttons before, but have really on stamped on them with Staz-on. I really like the idea of backing them with pp. Thank you for this lovely inspiration.

P.S. Love your new blog banner :o)

Barb said...

Sweet, new blog banner, Shari. Nice to hear from you. I look so forward to your technique article and video every month and love, love, love this beautiful button tree! I'm so glad to hear Courtney is much better. Can't wait to see all the new stamps! Hugs to you! :)

Anonymous said...

I did see your technique article - just love your button tree! Yay for Courtney's speedy recovery - so happy for her! Happy crafting with those new 2012 HA stamps - I'm going to have to build an addition onto my house to fit them all in! Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

Kelly Booth said...

This is Over the top Gorgeous Shari....I don't know how you girls keep up with the catalog coming out you have to be extremely busy!! Glad you get little getaways to visit sweet friends!! Hugs...

Anonymous said...

Such a cute idea - love it!
HUGS Sanne

Holly Saveur said...

LOVE LOVE this card so beautiful and sweet..gorgeous colors and the tree well its stunning!!!Thanks for your great video..already looked if I have any clear buttons..the paper from basic i have ..love this paper too..its an old one but such a great one..in all those gorgeous colors.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

no extra hour of sleep down here in Oz, Shari but really love this wee peek and very glad to hear of your niece's recovery answered prayer! off to look at the video love Shaz in oz.x

Erika said...

Oh wow that tree is adorable. Love it. Thanks for sharing Shari.
Erika.

Anne said...

Love your tree Shari- it's a great way to use up some buttons and gems and I love the soft neutral colors here. Have fun teaching and looking forward to the 2012 Hero Arts catalog!

Debby said...

The tree is STUNNING!! What a clever idea!

Linda Cain said...

The beauty you create in simplicity always blows me away.

~Linda

kath said...

loving this one shari...as always...can't wait to try this one out...can't wait to see all the new goodies from Hero Arts...hugs kath xxx

Barbara said...

Loved the button tree card and the video! Thanks! I'm glad to hear that your niece is doing well! Best wishes as you travel about!

Tiffany said...

Your card is super beautiful, Shari! Love the finesse of colors on the buttons for the tree!

Simone said...

Loved the article Shari - the tree is beautiful! Also love your new blog header :)

Martha Boyer said...

Can't wait for your class on Sunday in Reston!

Virginia L. said...

I made a button tree card inspired by yours!! LOVE LOVE your card and style! Thank you so much! Glad to hear that your niece is on the mend! Here is the link to the button tree card I made.
http://virginialusblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/button-tree.html