Monday, December 16, 2013

Hero Arts 2014 Catalog Blog Hop and Giveaway!


Welcome Everyone to my stop on the 2014 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop!!! I am more than thrilled to participate and share some of the exciting new products coming to you soon from Hero Arts! Click on the banner to see stores that will be having a Hero Arts Debut party.

I've made two cards today using new stamps. This first one is dear to my heart…. it has COFFEE in the title! I used the Clear set CL731 Need Caffeine along with my favorite background of all time S5885 Five Line Background.


I did a little white embossing and tinted the paper with Ice Spruce Distress Ink.


I shot a video of the process, enjoy! 


Then I couldn't resist playing with the (K5897) Petals of Beauty… love anything watercolor related. I used my Distress markers to color that stamp, then spritzed it with water before stamping onto some watercolor paper.


This was actually my second generation of stamping, easy to do, without cleaning the stamp spritz it with water again and stamp!


Giveaway!!! 
Hero Arts will be giving away several prize packs, with winners randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by midnight PST on Sunday, December 22.  So many chances to win some goodies, just leave a comment on this post to enter.

Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous and super-talented JOY TAYLOR!!!

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.

Thanks for stopping by!



"With Coffee" Supplies





"Petals of Beauty" Supplies


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judy said...

Beautiful, artistic cards! I love the distressed looking background on the coffee card and the CAS design on the floral
card.

gabriella said...

Love the coffee card, a fresh approach

Celine Blacow said...

I love these, the watercolour is amazing!

Diane Loughrey said...

Love the CAS on the coffee card. Very cool.

nicoleqmullen said...

Superb cards, love the embossing and inking on the first one, its fab!

Tara said...

Both cards are just gorgeous! Love your creativity and watercoloring!

Laura said...

Love the caffeine set and both cards are just beautiful! Thanks for the video!

Tina Louie said...

wonderful cards!! thank you so much for sharing!
I love how you did the flower!

Maeghan M. said...

Oh gosh, I love that delicate bit of distress inking! TFS!!!

Harriet said...

Both cards are super....especially love your "water color"....you are so talented. Thanks.

Tami B. said...

Oh my goodness, that flower card is simply beautiful.

Tracy said...

Always love your cards - that flower one is just gorgeous!!!!

Lady Blue said...

Very pretty, those little daubers sure are handy when you want to do a little bit of color without harsh lined edges :)

Barbara said...

your flower card is terrific.

Lynette Stewart said...

Fantastic cards! Love the watercolor flower! Great coffee sentiment & colors!

Kristie Goulet said...

Amazing cards! Love the watercolor flower.

Tammy B said...

the b/g on the coffee card is fantastic! well, really, the whole card is fantastic! thanks for the inspiration

Pat said...

Both cards are great--the background of the coffee card is great--and the watercolor flower...awesome!

IlianaM said...

I love your cards.

PatGLex said...

Love the background on the coffee card -- and LOVE the new set! (Saw the set in previews and starred it as a must-have since I collect all things coffee!) Can't wait to give that technique a try!

Ninch said...

Lovely cards, I especially love the coffee card

stefeni said...

Beuatiful! Love the background on the first card

Valerie Babcock said...

So many wonderful stamps in this release! Lovely cards Shari!

Patricia Swagler said...

Love your cards. I love how you did the background on your first card.

Стокли said...

This watercolor flower looks lovely!

Gloria Reynolds said...

Ooh, Ooh! Coffee card right up my alley. Flower card, WOW!

judkajudi said...

Shari, the watercolor flower makes my heart beat faster!! Gorgeous!

Laura Norris said...

Lovely! So beautiful!

Elizabeth Smith said...

I just love watching your video's. These card are great.

Jackie Jones said...

Love these cards. I must get some of those distress markers!

Debbie Pereira said...

your cards are stunning, as always!

Joanie said...

Love the Petals of Beauty..

Diana N. said...

I like the way you only stamped and embossed part of the background and used distress ink to fade from the center to the outside edges on the coffee card!

Mrs_Mac said...

Love the flower card, so delicate

Diane said...

Love both your cards, but my favorite is the first one. Your background effect is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Kim M said...

These cards are fabulous! Love the CAS design. Wonderful! :-)

Sabrina said...

What darling and beautiful cards!!

Tami McBeain said...

Lovely cards, love the softness of the flowers!

Deb said...

Once again... nice work! I like the water color stamping!

Michelle Liimatainen said...

SHARI!!!!! WOW! I love them both but I am just oooohing and aaaahing over that flower!!!!

Julia said...

So excited to see your name on this blog hop, and never disappointed :)

Kailash said...

Gorgeous, LOVE the artsy flower stamping!!

Dana Yaacobian said...

so pretty!!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Stunning cards! I like the way you only used a part of the background stamp, looks really nice!

Susan Lang said...

The coffee card is amazing. I agree, great background stamp!

CinnamonSally said...

These cards are stunning Shari, I really love your style!!

zgagi said...

Beautiful cards! Love the way you colored the background in the first one.

bzyPTmom said...

Love that coffee stamp--so true! Also love the watercolor flower card--very pretty.

Debbie Selby said...

Love my coffee, love coffee stamps and sentiments. I also seem to like every card you make!

Elena said...

Wow! They are gorgeous!

Carol Perry said...

Shari, just love the softness of your cards. Love the background on that first card. Simply gorgeous.

BeverlyBL said...

I love that 5 line stamp. It makes a great background. And your watercolor card is just so pretty and simple. Love it. Thanks too for the video. Great job.

Tami G said...

Beautiful cards!! Can't pick a faorite.

Marie said...

Two beautiful cards! Love the background stamp with the embossing and subtle inking. The watercolor flower is very beautiful!

Lisa said...

Oh, i really have to try the watercolour stamping technique! it's so pretty! i hope mine turns out that nice as yours! have a nice day!

Michele Ferguson said...

Shari, you had me at hello! You never cease to inspire us all, with or without caffeine =]

Jean M. said...

Wow, beautiful cards!!

Tiina said...

Beautiful cards.

Auror Willow said...

I love both cards but that second one is my favorite!

Lee Owens said...

love your work , thanks for the video it always hepls to see someone and how they went about creating something that you have not tries before.

stamplover2011 said...

Beautiful cards! Love your bows!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards, Shari...as always! Thanks so much for the video!

Kathy Humphrey said...

Oh my I love both cards! I love the coffee sentiment and that background is amazing and the gorgeous Petals of Beauty!!!!

Jamie said...

I LOVE this card!

Sonja said...

Love your cards!!

nyana janowsky said...

Petals of Beauty...beautiful! And love your coffee card!

snazzyoriginal said...

Simply stunning xx

Erin Gengo said...

Simply gorgeous!

Cathy said...

I love the watercolor flower and all of your ideas!

Diane Stricker said...

Very pretty cards.

Lisa Geraty said...

Gorgeous cards! I must must must have that 5 line BG stamp!

cal8007 said...

Love the grungy look of the first card and the flower card is simply beautiful!!

Rachel K said...

Gorgeous cards! They are both so chic...love!

Charne aka Meisie said...

The cards are so different and oth beautiful. Love me some watercolour and the soft focus ink on the coffee's bg is perfect!

Irene Grau said...

Your watercolor card has inspired me to pull out my watercolor crayons, put away for far too long. Thank you for the inspriation!

diana said...

Lovely cards, especially the flowers. Looking forward to seeing the new catalog. TFS ;-)

Helene said...

i love the abstract petals card!

Maureen H. said...

I happen to be a sucker for anything watercolored as well so I really enjoyed the second card in particular. I did appreciate the video as I am a visual learner! Thanks for the inspiration.

Edith said...

Beautiful as always.
I am crossing my fingers...

Chris Ol said...

The watercolors are really pretty. I would love to try them.

Sabina Bjerre said...

WAUW - really amazing Cards Sherryl... I just have to lift thoese!!

Donna Matoi said...

wow, great cards! i love your take on the coffee stamp!

Cathy A said...

Both fabulous designs Shari

Mary T said...

Both are great! Love them! I can't believe your "watercolor art" was so simple. Will definitely be trying that! As always, TFS!

Efrat said...

Beautiful creative cards.

Martha Green said...

Can never have enough coffee. :)

Pop's Cards said...

Both stunning I love the soft colour on the first one but the second one is my fave I just love the summery feel to the colours, stunning creations hugs Pops x

mtscrapgal said...

The coffee sentiment is a real truism for me. The second card is very "artsy" , just like you, Shari. Very pretty.

Terri said...

Beautiful cards. Love the color combination of the first card.

Judith said...

Fabulous cards, love that CAS style!
The watercolor flower is very pretty

Daria Z. said...

Fabulous cards! LOVE the color combo of the first. The second is just beautiful!

Gerrina said...

Love the backgroundstamp and the watery flowers do make me long for spring!

Joan Smith said...

Love your cards. I especially love the coffee themed one and I'm so intrigued by your water color flowers you are one talented gal.

Gail Mc Nerney said...

Love your cards...both of them!!! the watercolor is very pretty and the coffee card is amazing!!! great job!!

Kim B said...

Love them! Esp. watercolor one. Great work!

MichelleZ said...

Beautiful cards, Shari! Thanks so much for the inspiration. I love seeing the new stamps. How exciting!

Jo said...

Cute!!

Janet said...

Beautiful cards and new stamps! ~God bless

kcreasey said...

I love that watercolor look on the second card

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

I love the coffee card, i so agree with the statement on that stamp : )

Linda T said...

Love both of you're cards. Beautiful watercolor effect. I love the soft background of the coffee one. Thank you for the video. Great ideas.

mary said...

I like the background on the first card. Always fun to see another way to use the stamps to get the watercolor affect.

Donna said...

Love the cards and the great techniques.

CathyL said...

Awesome watercolor card, Shari!

Dawn Y. said...

Shari, what a great way to use the Five Line background stamp. Thanks for the great video. I can't wait to try this technique!

Cheryl H said...

Love both of your cards.... and the coffee one is hitting the spot right now :D

Anonymous said...

Georgeous, Shari! Love the tip about rubbing off the sharp edges of the embossing powder with the baby wipe. Your videos are always fun and helpful. The curved edge detail on the watercolor flower just makes the card that much more elegant. Glenda F

Zena B. said...

Great cards, Shari. The watercolor flower is gorgeous!

aileen (mum) said...

Shari, i am blown away by the second card, looks stunning.

Cindy C. said...

Both so gorgeous! Love that watercolour flower!!

Andrea P. said...

Beautiful cards Shari! Great stamp sets from Hero Arts, this release is awesome!

joy said...

So beautiful, Shari! I love the first card, but the watercolor flowers are super pretty!

Melinda Ferraz said...

Love both of your cards!!

Deeps said...

I just love the 5 line stamp. It gives a lovely backdrop.

adele holcomb said...

The coffee card is fun, and wow! the watercolor petals are just fabulous!

Tona said...

Love the coffee sentiment & that flower card is beautiful!

Jan Barrie said...

Shari,
As always, really great ideas and inspiration.

Angel said...

Love your twine bows. i really like the technique you used for your background stamp, really cool.

Unknown said...

both cards are so elegant!
thanks
Holly

Anonymous said...

Both are great cards....esp. love the water colored flowers!

Julie H In MN

Lisa K said...

Love the coffee sentiment!

Allison said...

Beautiful!!

Suzan D said...

Great card. Using only part of the stamp ads so much texture.

Gwen said...

These are both wonderful but I DO LOVE your coffee card!

Ohana in Bend said...

i always enjoy your cards and these two were no exception! i'm not sure if i already commented. hope not!

Nomi... said...

Such nice cards! And I like the different techniques used for each card.

Amy C. said...

Cute cards!

KayC said...

Your cards are very nice.

Debbie said...

always love your cards. the coffee cards it so understated but yell out great, thanks for showing the watercolor effect on your other card
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Outside Inn said...

Oh I'm in trouble, love love love that sentiment.

Brandi Beyer said...

Your cards are always peaceful. I hope that makes sense.

Cindy said...

Loved the card...especially the colors you picked!!

Karen said...

LOVE the first card; the five line background stamp is new to me, and I love it!

Pat McCleary said...

Love coffee & your card; That background is really growing on me. Thanks for a chance to win.

Iris said...

Lovely cards. Love the white embossing on the first and the water color effect on the second.
isoscia at aol dot com

ArlaMo said...

The watercolor card is gorgeous!

lori said...

how wonderful Shari! Always love your creative process and can't wait to see what you come up with next! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

grandmato19 said...

Coffee? Did someone say coffee? Great cards!

Nana Griffin said...

I really like the first card! Nice colors used.

Leslie Hanna said...

oooh, I love the partially embossed and colored background!

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cosmictwirling said...

I love those cards. That watercolor flower is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Debstamps said...

Love how you combined that background with the coffee set Shari…the details are terrific. Your watercolor is beautiful too--win--win for you showcasing the new Hero Arts stamps!

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

Love both your cards ... the partially distressed 4 lines & the stunning watercolour poppy!

Virginia L. said...

It's always FUN to see you using the new Hero Arts Stamps, Shari! LOVE the cards you share today!

Gaby Seminario said...

Beautiful card! As usual, i love your cards!

April said...

Both of these are simply beautiful! Love them!

Rita Montgomery said...

I love, love, love the water-color on your card....so dreamy. Thanks for the ideas.

CrftyQny said...

Just love the coffee card!! Thanks for the great idea! Leslie

Barbara said...

So glad that I found your blog. Love your cards and these are no exceptions. Love the look that you always create.

Barbra said...

What a fantastic hop!

Doris said...

Love the coffee card background!

Rosie Espinoza said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL & ELEGANT card!! the watercolor one, fun & very cute!! LOVE watching your videos, they're soothing & relaxing, besides u taught me a lot!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!

jcappetta said...

Two absolutely amazing cards - I especially liked the background stamp - guess I will add it to my very long list of must-haves!

Melissa M said...

I love how you highlighted the sentiment and background in just that small area, fading into the rest of the card. And the watercolour stamped image looks amazing!!

chaun said...

OH MY! I sure do love the watercolor look!

Carol Doggett said...

I love the subtle look of the background on your coffee card!!

Kirsten said...

That watercolour is gorgeous, I love the colours!

Jnett said...

Love the watercolor effect and the coffee sentiment is wonderful. Great cards.

Kaisha said...

I love the partial stamped background to highlight one area of the card. Very cute idea.

nancy said...

Both cards are fantastic!

Julie said...

Love your water coloring!

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Beautiful cards Shari! That background stamp is fabulous! I love the soft color you used on it!

Dottie J said...

Two beautiful cards... can't even pick a favorite!

Terri E. said...

The watercolor card was such a beauty

conil said...

Simply perfect. You MUST be sick of hearing that from everyone but what else is there to say?????

Pam said...

Beautiful cards! The watercolor flower is gorgeous & the coffee stamp is a must have for me.

Kat H. said...

Thank you for sharing these with us. Simply lovely!

Carol Ann Ater said...

I may not drink coffee but I do appreciate the background effect and the watercolor flower is gorgeous. Love distress pens and water spritzing to create stunning flowers.

Rena Sawatski said...

Love both of your cards. Thanks for the inspiration and the video.

Amante del Papel said...

both cards are so beautiful, but I love the watercolor card, is so pretty!!!!

Judi said...

Love the watercolor card. It's very cool.

DustyPenny (Joy Ott) said...

Great cards, Shari! The watercolor look is beautiful!

NanW said...

Love the soft look of the coffee card.

norine said...

Oh wow. Just LOVE both these cards!! Can't wait to try the cool partially embossed technique!

Christy Beans said...

Both are great cards but I love the Distress watercolor effect on the flower stamp =)

Annie Wills said...

You've convinced me that that background is my new favorite background stamp...love the effect you got with the soft-edged embossing. Thanks so much for sharing!

buggin2stamp said...

Beautiful cards. I love the soft colors. I especially love the coffee card. :)
Melissa

Teresa W. said...

So nice to see you on the hop. Gorgeous cards as always!

Patti said...

Love the coffee card!

JanLee said...

You always amaze! Love your cards!

yillyleon said...

Love love love the coffe card

Heather M said...

Great cards! I love your Petals of Beauty card! So elegant.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the stamped background on 1st card 7 the way you used the string. Like the artsy look of the watercolor on 2nd card.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Judy Tuck said...

Coffee card is awesome! Love the watercolour on your 2nd card.

wheatenterr said...

Petals of beauty stamp is my vote!! Very pretty!

craftymom205 said...

Love both your cards.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Deborah said...

Your first card is fun but oh Shari your second card is just stunning TFS

Hannah said...

That tile background is a must have for me -- I'm quite intrigued by the petals of beauty as well. You got me sold on both, Shari!

Barbara said...

I love all the cards and I've already ordered the five line background for friends for Christmas. I will be ordering it for me, too, especially after seeing your card. The watercolor flowers are amazing! Thanks!

l rekroc said...

Love the Coffee card!! Such a true statement!! LOL

SmilynStef said...

That background is so cool.

JParma said...

Great cards, thanks for sharing!

sandie said...

love the petals card and the coffee card

Gina D'Urso said...

Really great cards, the background on the first card is sooo pretty and I love watercolor flowers!!!

Robin said...

These cards are great!

Sue McRae said...

Wow, I love the artsy feel of the watercolour flower! Such a pretty card!

F said...

I really love the coffee card....but the watercolor card is my favorite! the colors are awesome!!!! So pretty!

Dixie Cochran said...

Lovely cards, Shari. Thank you for the tutorial. You’re so clever!

Sandi said...

I love love love how you did the flower soooo pretty

Mary said...

That watercolor flower is beautiful!

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