Friday, December 14, 2012

2013 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the 2013 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop! I'm so excited to be a part of this fun event showcasing some amazing stamps from the 2013 catalog.

For my card I used two new stamps. The first one is the awesome Looped Flower Pattern background -- which happens to be one of my top five favorites in the whole catalog! I white embossed the image onto watercolor paper and then used watercolor paints fill in some of the areas.


The other stamp I used is a sentiment from the Circles clear stamp set. This set has four birthday sentiments and a mix of eight different sized circles. I'm always on the hunt for a good birthday sentiment and I know this is one I will be turning to a lot.


So here's a look at the two new stamps I used...


Be sure to leave a comment to be entered to win a prize pack from Hero Arts! The winners will be randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by midnight PST on Monday, December 17.

Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Ali Edwards!

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. 

Have a great day! 


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Tasha said...

Love the Looped Flower Pattern!

Anonymous said...

Pretty card, love all the colors. Mary L Schreiber

Kelly Booth said...

I have been waiting all morning for this....So Excited and your card is just Fabulous Kelly!!!! Love it.....

Dana said...

Awesome card!! I love the idea of the white embossing and color only some areas!!

Susan Kapp said...

Love both stamps ... on my wish list

cheiron said...

GORGEOUS! Love the look of the watercolor background.

Kristen said...

So pretty! love it!

Anonymous said...

Great card.
pianoman2010@hughes.net

Lee Owens said...

Love the circle set as I am always looking for more sentiments too

judy said...

Lovely card--so colorful and fun!!

Helen said...

That looped flower stamp is fab - really retro, I can see it in all sorts of vintage colourways...

The ShyS said...

I wouldn't have thought to use that background stamp like that. Thanks for sharing.

Pavla said...

such a playful card - really love the background stamp

Dana said...

Very pretty card - that pattern can be used in so many ways!

Message Keeper said...

Nicely made card! The sentiment really catch my attention!

Ann said...

I LOVE your bright cheery card!!

Amber Bracken said...

I love the colors you used with the card. So very pretty.

Alli said...

Loving that watecolor technique!
Very nice!

Bonnie Van said...

This is the first time I've joined a blog hop and it's so much fun. Many new ideas are now floating around in my head! I love how you did the background with the embossing folder and paints. Very creative. Thanks and Merry Christmas!

Amber Bracken said...

I love the colors you used with the card. So very pretty.

Small T said...

Sweet card! Love it! :) xx

Terri (blindstamper) said...

I love what you did with that loopy flower pattern!

Buffy Esser said...

Love the flower pattern,lovely card too...I just started hopping.

heidi @ ggip said...

Very pretty!

Lizzy C said...

Love how you colored the background! So pretty!

Cher said...

gotta have that background stamp! luv this card! xo

Jennifer Schmidt said...

Gorgeous colors! That makes for such a pretty background!

margaretart said...

You are so clever to color in some of "petals" making bright cheery flowers!

KathyK said...

Such a fun card! Love the background stamp!

Mary Dawn said...

gorgeous card, loving that bg, big loving

Barbara said...

This is so much fun! I love your card and the way you used the background stamp!

Chitra Nair said...

Beautiful card. love the way you colored the background..

Daria Z. said...

What a fun and colorful card, Kelly!

Cathy said...

Pretty card! Love seeing the new HA stamps!

lenny said...

GORGEOUS card!!
Can't wait to play with the new HA stamps!
TFS

Anonymous said...

That looped flower background is such a fun design.
Carol G.

Beastybunny said...

Love the touches of color in the embossed background! Fabulous job!

makingcardsisfun said...

Awesome! I love the colors you used and those stamp are so fun! :)

Lin said...

This background stamp reminds me of the wedding ring quilt design - looks like a must-have for me! Love your card, Kelly!

Kailash said...

Such a fun stamp, love how you showcased it on your fab card!!

Jean N. said...

This absolutely beautiful!

Brooke said...

Super cute way to use this stamp!!

Victoria said...

I like what you did with the looped flower pattern. Reminds me a bit of jelly beans!

Cilla F. said...

Love the background with the watercolor paper. I am going to try that!

Sus said...

Love the new background stamp! I love that you colored in the negative spaces and got a completely different look!

Flo said...

Oh, I can see my pocketbook is going to take a big hit. Great card.

Ani said...

What a nice idea! Love it!

Anita said...

What a cute card ~ I love the way you used the background stamp!

Dana D. said...

This background stamp is terrific. Love how you used it.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, that is so cheery with all those fantastic colors you used.

Nadège said...

What a great stamp, and very good idea to watercolor, makes it so bright!

Wendy S. said...

very pretty, love the colors, bright and happy

Nancy L. said...

Such a fun card!

little mennonite said...

Reminds me of jelly beans!

Heather M said...

Love the Looped Flower Pattern and your cheery card!!

ManatyGrrl said...

Love your card - that background stamp is awesome!

alcaraz valérie said...

What an happy card !! I really love the colors.

CinnamonSally said...

Wow that looped flower is a fabulous background and definitely on my wish list.

Andrea Garland said...

Great colors, love the circle with the phrase Wish Big :)

Tracey said...

Oh how I LOVE Hero Arts background stamps....LOVE how you coloured it Kelly!!!

stamplover2011 said...

Beautiful BG stamp! Can be used so many different ways too!

Jamie R. said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Stephanie said...

What a fun card! The embossing and watercoloring you did really gave that background stamp a new twist. Awesome colors!

Nathalia O'Connell said...

What a fun and colorful card! I love this new looped flower background. It looks like pure coloring fun!

Sarah said...

The way you treated the looped flower pattern with watercolor makes it look so much more mod than it is. Nice work!

elizabeth said...

Love that background stamp and what you did with it on your card. So wonderfully colorful.

Tere Azua said...

Love both stamps, your card is so happy and colorful!

Scrapbookdoll said...

Love the poppy colors!
Marie-Anne

Robyn said...

Love this card (so colorful) and love the stamps! Thanks for sharing!

Trudi said...

That is an interesting technique, I will have to try that sometime. Thanks for sharing!

PaperPixie said...

I love what you did with the new background set. The bits of water color is so pretty

kerenbaker said...

Brilliant use of the background stamp. Love your bright happy card!

Maeghan Magante said...

What a sweet card! TFS!

calamity jane said...

How fun...and versatile!! Love having more birthday sentiments and options too!

Heather Maria said...

Wonderful card, Kelly! I love how you created the background and that big sentiment is just brilliant!

Virginia L. said...

Outstanding!! The bright colors totally make me HAPPY! You rock these stamps, Kelly!

Darcy said...

How fun and bright is that! It reminds me of candy :) Thanks for sharing.

Janet said...

Just wonderful! I really need the looped flower stamp gorgeous!!!

Debstamps said...

Beautiful color choices Kelly! A bright and bold birthday greeting!

Tracey McNeely said...

Kelly both the background and the circles are fantastic, I love your card.

Pat said...

Love the colors on your card! And yes, the looped flower stamp caught my eye right away, too!

Regina Hamilton said...

Cute card. I love that background stamp.

pegg said...

What a fun effect! I'm so excited for new stamps!

Janet said...

Awesome giveaways!! Great card! God bless!

canStampada said...

Great renditional use of the background stamp - like the big open circle,Kelly. :o)

Sherry Butcher said...

great way to start to hop, love the colors and new stamps. TFS.

Linda said...

fabulous technique, kelly! thanks for sharing your wonderful card.

Ann K said...

Love how you did the background!

Alice Carman said...

I love how you created your background. So colorful!

Teresa W. said...

What fun card! Love the bright fun colors you used.

TweedyBird said...

Love how you used the background stamp with the coloring to add color.
Thanks for sharing.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I love how you colored in the background.

Leni said...

Love your fun and happy card.MMmm circles, I love them!

Jocelyn Thompson said...

so love this looped flower pattern! It is a must have!

Barbara said...

neat background effect. a happy card

Marilyn said...

Kive the fun and happy look to your card.

Megan Aaron said...

what a beautiful card!

pakosta said...

your work is really pretty! and HA are my favorite stamps!
tara

Melinda said...

Love the background stamp!

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Beautiful card, Kelly! Love how you've used the new background stamp!

M. Middelkoop said...

Very bright and cheery.

nancy y said...

great new stamps, and a cool way to use them!

Tina said...

Oh Kelly, you used this bg stamp so great. Love the result!

stamptopy said...

What a beautiful card! And the background stamp is fantastic, really versatile and funny.

Kim M said...

Wow, love that looped circle background stamp! Great card!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a cool technique! Love how this turned out!

Karina Beck said...

Gorgeous card!Love the stamps.

BichonBabe said...

Lovely and bright card. I will definitely be looking at that background.

judkajudi said...

Love the bright cheery colors. Looks like BIG is in! That looped background is sure to be a classic!

Dixie Cochran said...

I love what you did with the looped flower stamp. So clever!

Robyn Lynn said...

I haven't sent a post card in years ... it's great to have a stamp that's fun AND useful. This is perfect to send a quick " thinking of you" to someone !

Anonymous said...

Love your card! So bright and cheery... the color makes it BIG.

Anita Rex said...

I love that background too! So love your card today!

croppinmama said...

Clever use of the fun background--love the color choices and cute sentiment!

Judy Tuck said...

Love the stamp. Your card is so colourful!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

just love that loopy flower stamp awesome card

rhonda nickol said...

Love the background, so colorful!

Carol Perry said...

Anticipation all week. So happy it's finally here. Love this background stamp and love the watercolor effect on your card too Kelly. Beautiful.

pennyd said...

Great card - I now want those stamps!

Mateja Povše said...

Lovely card! This stamp is one of my favourites :)

Todd and Lisa Allen said...

Very Cute!!

Sue McRae said...

Very fun and colourful card!

Sandra said...

What fun .... wish list is growing!
Sandra ltb

mitchmac said...

Just love how colourful and fun this card is!

Rebecca Lovell said...

Fabulous!!

ruth said...

Cute card!

mjb said...

Great way to add colour to the card.

Heather Sweet said...

I love how you added color to the background stamp! Thanks for sharing!

Martine said...

Love the color in your card, makes it so much more festive!

Annette Vesth said...

Great harpy colours . I think i have to own that sentiment set too.

Annette Vesth said...

Great harpy colours . I think i have to own that sentiment set too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for showing a different way of using background stamps

Unknown said...

I like the creative use of t his stamp- looks like jelly beans!
thanks
Holly

sarah said...

Great card, love all the color.

Karen said...

Love the bright and happy colors used wth this great new background stamp.

Hetty said...

Such a happy and colorful card. What great new stamps!

Lizzette said...

Kelly,

Beautiful card, loved the effect with the watercolor paints.

Happy Holidays!!
Lizzette

Angel said...

What a creative way to color in parts of the stamped image, giving a whole new look to a very versatile background stamp.

Jeanne Dudgeon said...

Really like the Circle Stamps set. Great use of both stamps on this card.

Camilla said...

Love that background and the set is fab too!

kdris said...

Kelly,

I love the way you colored in only some of the areas of the looped flower stamp. And using watercolor (one of my favorite things) paper and paints is awesome.

Rachel K said...

That background stamp is divine! Love how you colored it, too! :)

Hilde van Rijnsoever said...

Happy card! Love the background stamp!

RachelB said...

Great card with vibrant colors!

Jayne said...

Love the new stamps. Such fun!

Lynda said...

i like the round sentiment set, kind of like a thought bubble but more versatile.

jenway9 said...

I'm loving these new background stamps!

Susan said...

Gotta love the versatility of the background stamps!

Deeps said...

This is such a colorful card. Very nice.

Angie Linton said...

Love the fun background stamp and colorful card you made with it!

littlemissd said...

Looped flowers is gorgeous!

Kim said...

I love how you used it. So cute! Thank you for the inspiration. :)

Lisa Echerd said...

TFS how you did this. This is such a fantastic idea!

F said...

Great stamps! Love the process and colors you chose for the card!

blazen said...

such an interesting background! great use of the pattern!

Tanja said...

What an original idea! very clever and a lovely bright card.

brenda said...

Love the watercolor look (definitely going to have to try that one)and the new circle/sentiment set!

paperpicnic said...

Your card is wonderful and so creative! I love both of these beautiful stamps! So many possibilities ... Thanks for sharing!

Beth L. said...

I love how you used the Loop flowers stamp! Both stamps sets look great.

Marsha said...

nice

Mary-Anne V said...

wow what a happy and bright cards.

Carla said...

Really like the background stamp.
Pretty card.

Carla from Utah

Claire said...

Love this stamp!

Paula S. said...

What a truly creative way to create a totally unique background. Love the big, bold, sentiment too!

Gerrina said...

Great colors for this new stamp; had no idea that this would give such a different result!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Very cheery card--love all the bright colors.

Debbie Pereira said...

Awesome!

Daša said...

Love the BG stamp and your card

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome way to use the bg stamp! Well done

McStamper said...

Great stamps. Love your colorful card.

brenlubrant said...

I am always looking for a good birthday stamp collection and this one makes my list.

cards by cara said...

What a gorgeous card you made! Great job!

cm said...

SWEET!! Love these stamps; love the projects! Thank you for sharing. Starting a Hero Arts wish list and these are definitely on it!

pamela said...

I love how you embossed it and used it as a resist!

Ruby Craft said...

I can see why you picked these stamp sets. Awesome card. Love the colors you used. Thanks for being part of the blog hop, I always enjoy seeing your cards.

Deborah said...

The looped flower background is really beautiful.

Rachel said...

that looped background stamp is really cool!

sherlu said...

Thanks for sharing. Love your design.

marking said...

Love the Circle messages.

madamewong said...

That card could be a beautiful piece of framed art as well - love the fill-in that you did!

joy said...

Love your card, Kelly! So far, I haven't seen a single stamp from the new catalog that I didn't like!! Yikes! I think I'm in trouble. :*)

Marilyn C. said...

Great idea for the background stamp.

Ava Gavloski said...

great presentation of this stamp.
ava g

Barb Ghig said...

Such a pretty card, and I'm loving both of these stamps!

Donna Nuce said...

Love that background stamp!

Tricia said...

Love the colors you used on this great background stamp, Kelly!

gberry14 said...

Love the this stamp and your card is a beauty with all the colors!-Leesa berry

Sam said...

Great showcaseing of the Hero stamp,

Carol said...

That looped flower stamp makes a great background. Love how you colored it in!

Pryn said...

Gorgeous card with a beautiful design! Thank you for sharing a close up pic of the stamp sets you used..it makes it much easier to hunt them down ;)

mary said...

I love the background stamps. We can make our own coordinating pattern paper.

rubbergranny said...

This is a very nice set and I enjoyed seeing how you used it. Thanks!

buggin2stamp said...

I love this fun bright cheerful birthday card. Love what you did with the background stamp.

Sue said...

Love the stamps!

SueinMtVernon
Alexandria VA

Kim C said...

Your card is too cute and i'm loving that background stamp! Thanks for sharing with us!

Kim C said...

Your card is too cute and i'm loving that background stamp! Thanks for sharing with us!

byAnnette said...

Fun Card
Love the Looped Flower Pattern
Great background design!

Lee-Anne said...

What a fun card! Love that background stamp...so versatile!

Anonymous said...

Fun card. Simple and fun

Kate Creasey said...

Soo fun!

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