2011 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop (12-10)

Hi everyone!

Welcome!  I am thrilled as can be to be joining the gang from Hero Arts today for their 2011 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop.You should have arrived from the blog of Kristina Werner.

And yeah. I know. Thud! 😉 Me joining up with Hero Arts  for their blog hop. The Hero Arts. I.Stinking. Know!  But I digress. 😉

Going back to all things stampy. I’ve got a couple cards to share with you that I made with some of the new Hero Arts stamps.

So, with that, meet card No. 1.

Here I used one of the telephones and sentiments from the new clear Just Saying Hi (CL502) stamp set.

I just love this telephone! It’s got good character.

To play on the telephone theme, I used a page from the phone book for the background paper.

And meet card No. 2.

This one uses two more new clear stamp sets: Friendly Flags (CL475) and Sending Smiles Messages (CL490).

The flags set consists of all kind of cool triangles, which would be great for for making for making banners. I’ve gone a bit of crazy lately with banners so I instead stamped a bunch of the triangles on patterned paper and turned them into the funky circle for this card.

Besides banners and funky circles, I think the triangles would also be a lot of fun to make a star with.

For the sentiment on this one, I stamped it once with a light gray ink. Then I stamped it again with black ink. I thought it gave it a neat shadow look.

That’s all for me for this hop. A big thanks to the gang from Hero Arts for inviting me to take part today.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of my good friend, Lisa Spangler. Take it away, Lisa! 

(You are going to be wow’d. 🙂 Trust me! )

And just in case you do happen to get lost on the hop or you find a broken link along the way, here’s a link to the master list of all of today’s blog hoppers.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have lots of fun!

Be back soon!

Be back soon.

521 thoughts on “2011 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop (12-10)

  1. wow teri your cards are amazing…love how you used a page of the telephone directory…thanks for sharing your inspiration on the blog hop hugs kath xxx

  2. They’re fabulous and so very YOU! (great colors, polka dots, fun, and funky).

    That phone stamp is a must have! I love the pearl in the center of the dialer thingy.

    That flower is over-the-top cute. I really like the shadowy effect you achieved on the sentiment.

    Yay. Great job!

  3. These are wonderful! Love the red pearl in the center of the phone, and using the phonebook page is so clever! Love how you used the banner to create a circle, and shadow stamping the sentiment adds to the “many” thanks feel! 🙂

  4. Hi Teri,
    I love your cards and now I wish I hadn’t recycled my telephone book! I learned some new things today, thanks for sharing.

  5. FABULOUS cards, Teri! I love the pearl in the phone dial! Absolutely darling! And the banners are so lovely and cheery! Thank you for the inspiration!

  6. Super cards, I especially love the phone and phone book paper – what a great idea. You are really thinking ‘out of the box’ – I just know I will *have* to have that set of stamps.

  7. I love that you used a page from the phone book for your card ! Brilliant!

    The more I see that phone stamp set, the more I realize I NEED it!

    Thanks for sharing! Gotta hop!

  8. You have some very unique ideas–a new use (for me) of the flags, and the idea of the telephone backed by the book listings is so creative.

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  10. Teri – what a cute idea to use pages from the phone book. Great tip! Thank you so much for inspiring. After blog hopping I am going to get busy making cards. AWESOME

  11. Teri, these cards are just adorable, as usual! I really, really like that you used phone book pages in the first. You’re going to have me scouring my house for all kinds of things to use in my cards now, aren’t you?

  12. Cool idea using the background of a phonebook. I almost threw all my phonebooks away because the internet has become my phonebook. Thanks

  13. Love your cards! I love how you used actual phonebook paper for the background paper! It’s one of those, da!, perfect ideas! LOL! Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Wow – so many awesome details in your card. Love that phone image paired with a phone book page – clever! And the shadowy sentiment on the second card, a great way to add interest. Thanks for taking part in the Hop.

  15. Love both of these darling cards…but the first one is terrific with the bg you ripped from the phone book! Love the red pearl, too.

  16. Teri I so love your cleverness in making your cards for today. I would have never thought to use the phone book. Love the stamps that you used and that second card is just amazing with it’s pop of colour and that string. So great. Hugs.

  17. Oh my goodness! Genius to use a telephone book page for your background! This is making me want that new stamp set! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  18. It is simply amazing how versatile this stamp set is. I am loving this set more and more while enjoying everyone’s creativity. Thanks.

  19. Love the happy, vibrant cards and especially love the use of phone book pages (I have used them in my art for years now…cheap and fun)behind the telephone…clever!

  20. Teri, I love these cards! The phone book page is genious!! I can tell that I’m gonna love the Friendly Flags, and quite frankly, probably all of the new stamps. I love Hero Arts!!
    Thanks for sharing,

  21. Cute cards. I just love that telephone….and to use a page out of the phone book….very nifty! Nice idea for the banner flags too. Thanks for sharing.

  22. TERI!! These are awesome! Love what you did with the Friendly Flags! That is so unique. Totally fabby. And the shadow? Love that, too! They’re both just super cute, really great cards. And they make me smile. 🙂 <– SEE?!

  23. I loooove how you used the telephone book page as a background. How creative! Thank you for sharing these awesome cards with us. Happy Holidays!

  24. *LOVE* what you did with the Friendly Flags stamps! Just love it! I tend to go a bit crazy with banners as well, so this will be a great way to give them more options! Thanks!

  25. Great idea with the phone book page! I love going outside the box (or outside my scrap room for that matter) to find fun, new things to throw on my cards! I’ll have to remember that!

  26. Terri,
    Terrific work, love this stamp also, you did a great job, love the bakers twine with the old phone, great combo, and the use of a phone book page, wonderful idea, can’t wait to get this set !!

  27. Your cards are just too darn cute! That telephone is saying take me home! Great idea to use the pendants in a different way.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

  28. Pages from the phone book!!!! Way cool! thanks for the great new paper source (especially since the print is too freaking small to be functional!)

  29. I had to look twice at the phone because the red pearl just totally fits in the middle there! How clever to use a page from the phone book. Hope Alfred Neal doesn’t mind being highlighted-lol. Great cards, thanks for sharing!

  30. I can’t stand the cuteness ! That phone set is already on my list of must haves but using that page from the phone book is so stinkin’ cute , I will remember that for future use !
    Thanks for sharing.

  31. Your cards are precious! I love the vintage telephone and also love your use of a page from the telelphone book! lavender & roses – Susanne

  32. wonderful idea using the pages from the phone book!! love love love this card!! I can see doing a lot with these friendly flags and I love how you used them! so darn creative, just love everything here 🙂

  33. Thanks for this early Christmas ‘present’ – new stamps from Hero Arts, a blog hop full of ideas and inspiration, and a chance to win some great giveaways. 😉

  34. Love the cards. Really love how you embellished the phone to give it some dimension and how you arranged the flags for the circle. Great inspiration. Thanks.


  36. Oh my gosh, using a page from the telephone book is so darn cute, now I know I have to get that stamp set for sure. Darling cards, thanks.

  37. Super cute – like the red on the phone and the telephone page for background. Also, I haven’t done the flag thing yet in my books so I’m really likin’ the stamp flags. Thank you for sharing your work.

  38. When I saw your name on the list, I smiled. I love your work. And you’ve delivered two very fun cards today.

    These are just plain fun and cheerful! Love them.

  39. Love your cards!! How clever to use a page from a telephone book on the phone card. I adore that stamp set and can’t wait to get one of my own. Thanks for sharing.

  40. What a great place to hop to! Your projects are hands-down my favourites so far. Fantastic! I will mark your blog to come back to for a longer browse around when I am done hopping. I have a feeling there are lots of treasures to discover here.

  41. I like your use of other objects (phone book paper and staples) and a different spin on the banner shape. Also fiending on bakers twine myself.

  42. I have to laugh, honestly I thought about doing the same thing! I mean the new background stamps are great and I’ll certainly be getting my share and putting them to good use. But with the new phone images recycled phone books just seem so obvious! Thanks for sharing yours. :o)

  43. I love your cards. I love that you used a page out of the phone book as your back ground for the phone stamp. And its a great idea to use the banner flags to form a circle. It inspires me to think out of the box and use stamps in different ways. Thanks for sharing such great ideas.

  44. I am loving the way you guys are using the Sending Smiles stamps. Love that set! And using telephone directory paper as a background, genius…

  45. I love how you used the phone book page as a background for that cute new phone stamp! And the idea to put the banners in a circle – I might have to borrow that for some cards of my own! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards with us!

  46. My first time visiting your blog – thanks to the hop! When I saw your blog-heading-banner-thingy with the old typewriter I immediately thought “oh, she’s going to love the old phone stamps!” lol! I guess I was right! Beautiful cards – thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

  47. Wow, how creative you are!! I love how you used the phone book page on the first card and how you used the banner triangles in a different way on the second one. Awesome!
    – April W

  48. The telephone card is so darn cute, I love that you used a page from the telephone book and the red pearl in the middle of the dial just add so much.’Thanks for the inspiration and your wonderful creativity.

    csparky61 at yahoo dot com

  49. Love the clever idea of using a page from the phone book for the first card. And thanks for sharing how you did the “shadowed” effect of the sentiment on the second one — my first thought was that it was stamped on something clear and layered on white cardstock. . . . .

  50. You used to 2 stamp sets I have liked on this blog hop,,,the phones and the flags!
    How cute are these new stamps??..and how sweet are your cards!!! Thanks

  51. Great cards….but the phone card is my fav…jus tlove the old fashioned feel of the stamp and what can be created with it! TFS>>>

  52. What a great idea using a piece of a telephonebook, like it heaps your card.
    We just got a new one for 2011…..guess what…I’m not going to trow out the old one ;o)

  53. Clever, clever recycling of the phone book pages that makes such a cool card.
    Pennants in a circle, who would have thought? Very creative. TFS

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