Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hero Arts Blog Hop - you've come to the right place!



Hi all.  The card above is an extra and I'm having trouble with my links if I don't pop in a photo here.  Easier than redoing the whole post.   This was my submission in the 90 minute scramble on the Hero Club Blog.on Saturday, January 7, 2012.  This wonderful new stamp House K5545 stamped on some patterned Christmas paper, sentiment from All the Time CL584 and some twine adhered to black cardstock makes a really quick card.  Now on with the show!

You should have arrived here from the fabulous Lisa Carroll.     Lisa is one of my favorites and I know you love her work.  

Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments.  For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on ANY day, including each day's starting post at the Hero Club Blog.   The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning.


If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Club Blog.  Also please report broken links to Tami
You will be visiting the wonderfully talented Linda Wetterlin, aka ScrappinBari on Hero Arts flickr group next.  But wait, please look at my cards and leave a comment here for a chance to win prizes from the Hero Arts blog.



I am thrilled to be included in this hop and can't say enough about Hero Arts.  I've been using Hero Arts stamps since 1995 or so.  Quality in every stamp and design.



I couldn't stop stamping with the Hero Arts Newspaper Skyline once I got some mojo going and found my black ink.  My first card is done with no black ink, but touched up with a black Copic marker on the banner.


Hero Arts Newspaper Skyline S5573
Hero Arts Special Time CL579
Ranger Distress inks, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo used on buildings and Broken China and Wild Honey on the sky and banner.
Glue Dots
Bent paper clip for a flag pole



I moved on to this little goodie.  The rest of the sentiment from "Looking forward to spending time together" is stamped inside.

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Ultra Detail White Opaque Embossing Powder
Nestabilities die-cuts Lacey Circles and I can't find the name of the label behind the circles, almost like a Labels 22.
Cuttlebug
Orange ribbons.

Same stamp and I found my black ink.

Kraft Notecard
Nickol colored cardstock for the clock
Orange RickRack 
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
Nestabilities Circle die-cut
Archival Ink - Jet Black

Again, we're looking at a skyline, but this is decidedly feminine.

Pearls
Some luscious 12" X 12" cardstock that I have no idea where I purchased it.  This was a very simple card, using patterned paper.  This stamps like a dream.


Only one more and it's a girly one with a clock.

Hero Arts Cling Dots CG139
Nestabilities Lacey Circles
Cuttlebug
Glossy Accents
Rangers Distress ink Broken China
Foundation Note card from Michaels dollar section.
Pearls
Pearl lines from a Pearl pick for flower arrangements
White flower sponged with Broken China
The blue section was stamped with VersaMark ink and then I changed my mind about what I was going to do and rubbed Broken China distress ink over the stamped image of Watch Gears and it came out all mottled, which I rather liked.  You can't tell, but I cut out the clock, the ringer is mounted on pop-dots and Glossy Accents makes this shine.

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Theresa said...

These are great!!!! Thanks for all the different ideas for the use of the Newspaper Skyline stamp - one of my favorites!

judy said...

I love the different looks that you
achieved with the Newspaper Skyline
stamp, Arlene. Thanks for showcasing
the house stamp on your scramble
card--it looks wonderful on pattern
paper.

Barb said...

I'm glad you found your black ink, Arlene - hope you're getting all settled in! Love your cards today! Wonderful way to show the versatility of the fabulous skyline stamp! Your last card is so pretty with the layered die cuts and fun combination of stamps! Beautiful work! :)

Lin said...

Arlene, your post is like taking a class, showing us all the possibilities of that skyline stamp - what a great idea! My fave is probably the one with the big clock face and the butterfly! I also loved your scalloped circle card with all the blues!

Lisa said...

Arlene, LOVE how you used the skyline!! Especially like the one where it's stamped in the bg and then you popped ones infront- awesome!! I may be CASE-ing you :)

VikkiCH said...

nice way to show off the Newspaper Stamp!

Deborah said...

Arlene, these are fantastic! I don;t think I can pick a favorite as I am totally torn between It's a Special Time and Live int he Moment. Love the colors and depth in the first one and the "city meets nature" feel of the latter!

Jacqueline said...

Loving these cards Arlene, how clever to get a different look on each one!!

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful! love the soft hues on the card. Beautiful designs and so much loveliness!

Thalia said...

Great cards, I love all of them!

Marty said...

The new newspaper skyline is one of my favorites too!

Cindy C. said...

I love what you did with the Newsprint Skyline stamp Arlene!

Roberta said...

Newspaper skyline stamp is at the top of my wish list! I love all the different ways you showed to use it! Great ideas, love it! Thanks!

Bianca van Noort said...

Wow, they are fanstatic! I really love the clockcard

Mary-Anne V said...

The 2012 Catalog is sure to inspire! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Wow! So many options with the Skyline stamp! The one that really jumps out at me is the one with all the layers of buildings. Looks like a real city.

bethann said...

wow you were busy. love all the ways to use that skyline. very clever

Kelly Booth said...

Love all the different ways you used the newspaper Skyline Arlene...Lovely Lovely Cards!!!! Hugs...

Hilde van Rijnsoever said...

Fun sets! Love the cards!

GrammySue's Creations said...

These are great cards and I love all the different looks that you achieved with one stamp. Your circle card is beautiful and I love that shade of blue.

Margaret said...

Thank you for showing so many different looks using one stamp! Great job.

Jamie said...

These are wonderful:)

Anonymous said...

lots of different looks with the same stamp! great ideas!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Carrie said...

Great cards and wonderful ideas!

Brenda said...

Wow! You really went to town! Love how you showed so many ways to use that skyline stamp! Thank you!

Gina H. Van Vliet said...

I love the newspaper skyline with the clock - very nice.

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Fabulous Cards! I love how you've used one stamp in so many different ways! Glad you found your mojo!!!

Shelley said...

Love them all!!!

KalySto said...

Those ate so elegant and stylish!

Grá said...

Beautiful cards. I always reach for the black ink first so, its lovely not to see it :)

Anonymous said...

Love the skyline stamp, and you really did it justice.

Buffe said...

It's great that you showed us so many variations with the same stamp. Thank you.

cutiephinphin said...

I love your different take with the newspaper skyline stamp. Love the soft hues on the cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

adele holcomb said...

Wow! Look how many cool and different things you did with that skyline! Love 'em all!

Mary said...

I love all the things you did with Newspaper Skyline. For me that's a must have stamp.

Barbara said...

Love all the different looks with the Newspaper Skyline stamp...this is one reason I love HA stamps...they are versatile! The clock card is so cute and clever, too!

Debra said...

Love the different looks utilizing the city scape stamp.

Anonymous said...

Great inspiration and so much to look at. Love all the cards.

Margaret Kaznowska

sandysewin said...

Wow, those are some great uses of the newsprint skyline stamp! The doily card is frilly and lovely. :-)

Jayne said...

I love the versatility of that newspaper skyline.

Shemaine Smith said...

These are all beautiful! Nice job showing several looks of one stamp.

Debstamps said...

Oh such fun Arlene! Love that pearl on the pink skyline card...made me think of Sleepless in Seattle and of course, An Affair to Remember! That stamp is on my wishlist!!

pcm said...

what a great way to showcase how one stamp can suit so many styles!

stlbarb said...

Every one of your 'skyline' cards is great! Thanks for the inspiration.

VicR said...

Yup, LOVING the new 'newspaper skyline' stamp!

Michelle said...

WOW!!! You did an amazing job with that stamp!!! I love how many different ways you made it shine!

cheiron said...

Wonderful cards. Love all your uses for the skyline stamp! So different but all so pretty.

judkajudi said...

Arlene, I always love seeing your creative ways to use stamps! You have showcased that skyline stamp beautifully! I am really liking that house stamp, too!

Heather Maria said...

Wow wonderful cards, Arlene! It's fantastic to see how the Newspaper Skyline can be used in so many different ways! I love your pretty clock card and the card from the scramble too! Thanks for all the inspiration:)

Robin said...

Your cards are great, love the color schemes!!

Sue in Grapevine said...

Loving all the kraft on your cards; it's quite a favorite of mine.

Melody said...

So many different looks with a great stamp! So inspiring!

Maureen Chandler said...

Your cards are wonderful - thanks so much for sharing. I love your style!

sheila said...

Arlene, Hello! and all your creations are so lovely! I love that stamp too....it is def on my wish list!

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful cards, Arlene! I love the different skylines, especially the popped up one. Amazing!

RenegadeMama said...

your blog is great with all of your wonderful and pretty cards. my favorite is the first one with the hosue, the one you call an ethanx for sharing
gail w gwallenm at wildblue dot netxtra. :)

Suzan D said...

Thanks for showing how many possibilities one stamp has.

Suzan D said...

Thanks for showing how many possibilities one stamp has.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Wow, so many great cards! Love how you used the Newspaper skyline stamp in so many different ways!

Cardcrafter said...

Like that skyline! Thank you for sharing your projects!

Dana D. said...

Great cards, and terrific stamps

Marcia Scantlin said...

I love the newspaper skyline and all the things you did with it.

Deb said...

I am loving that newspaper skyline! Thanks for showing us how versatile it is & how different it looks w/different techniques!

Virginia L. said...

Wow, Arlene! You have certainly knock the ball out of the park!! I love the variations of the Newspaper Skyline!The feminine circle card with clock is darling! AWESOME work!!

Karen said...

I love all the ideas you provided with that new skyline stamp!! Awesome inspiration!!!

Deirdre said...

Arlene - love what you created. Beautiful.

Gilda said...

You make the Newspaper Skyline stamp look so versatile. Great ideas!

Daria Z. said...

Love what you've done with that skyline stamp...such different looks! I may have to add that to my wish list!!

SherylH said...

Wonderful cards -- it is great to see how many different ways you have used the newsprint skyline image.

Efrat said...

Beautiful cards. Same stamp and so many ideas and options - love it.

sldrwfe said...

Impressed with showing us the stamp on different projects using different colors. Very nice!

Tiffany said...

Oh, Arlene! Just love the old style charm of that big house! What an amazing background! And thank you for sharing your gorgeous use of the Skyline stamp. It's fast becoming a favorite of mine!

gberry14 said...

Wow what inspiring ideas to use the newsprint skyline stamp!!!! Enjoyed visiting!-Leesa Berry

k2designsnyc said...

ALL....and I mean ALL of your cards are AMAZING!!! I am REALLY lovin' that Newspaper Skyline Stamp.....AWESOME!

meredemaison said...

Wow! I'm loving all the different and wonderful ways you used the Skyline stamp! Thanks so much for sharing all your fabulous projects!

מימס mimms said...

Gorgeous cards!
love the variability although
using the same stamp
thank you for the inspiration!:o))

Jan Garber said...

Wow! All of these are terrific! Love the different looks of the one stamp shown!! A must have!

Emma said...

VERY cute! I especially love how you used the city stamp those three ways! Love them!

Nadine Mogg said...

Love the different looks you have created with the same stamp!!

Jeanne said...

Love your cards!

Tina said...

Arlene, you totally rock with the new skyline stamp. Such beautifull cards!

RedGem said...

I just adore the different looks that you created with the Newspaper Skyline stamp. I wish I had such vision to use such a simple stamp in many way as you have! Thanks for sharing them!

Barb Ghig said...

I love all of your cards...espeically how you showed the versatility of the skyline stamp!

Thanks so much for the inspiration and for a chance to win some HA goodies!!!

Pat said...

Thanks for showing how versatile the stamps can be! LOVE your cards!

CinnamonSally said...

Love all your skyline cards Arlene, you have certainly showcased that stamp!!! Also love your last card so pretty!!

Jennie said...

Love the skyline designs!! Love your different designs with that stamp!

jintyoo7 said...

Hi Arlene - wonderful examples of the versatility of HA stamps - love that you picked the Newsprint Skyline - love this image :)

Cathy said...

So many variations on the skyline! Fun!!!

Mildred Mildew said...

Great cards Arlene! The Newspaper Skyline stamp is so versatile!

Luanne said...

Great cards! Thanks for showing us different designs with the same stamp. Love it!

Nancy said...

Wonderful variety with that Newsprint Skyline stamp, Arlene! I'm loving the paper-pieced one, such great dimension!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! These are ALL awesome!! =) Its hard to pick a FAVE though!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

kaori said...

So many ways to use this stamp, I love that !!!! TFS

charli said...

just beautiful! I love how you did so many looks with the skyline!

Nadia said...

So many cards with the same stamps, so many techniques. Great results!

Dorothy C. said...

I think I'm going to have to add Newspaper Skyline to my list after seeing all your cards. The girly card was cute too.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great set of cards! I love all those with the skyline, great work!

kiesa salazar said...

wow were you busy!!! all of the cards are gorgeous. now i think i want the skyline stamp.....

Jennifer S. said...

Beautiful cards!! Love all the buildings :)

Betty said...

love the many different ways you used the skyline stamp,but really love the last one with the watch gear!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards--love the different skyline cards.

Velvet said...

I love how you've made so many different cards with the same cityscape stamp. That really teaches me to think more creatively about my small stamp collection.

Melissa said...

Your cards are amazing and so different. I love the ones at the top of your page!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

pamselinski said...

love everyone of those cards. especially like the popped out buildings on the newsprint building card #2. Awesome

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the added pops of layered die cuts!!

Laura Jane said...

LOVE all the VARIATIONS of the SKYLINE stamp!

Gina said...

Great cards, love the Newspaper skyline stamp!!!!

luvmysilhouette said...

Your cards are beautiful love that newsprint skyline and all the different ways you use it . TFS Hugs

Diana N. said...

I love your cards! Thanks for using the skyline stamp on several cards and showing many versatile ways of using this stamp. I think my favorite was the first with several layers of skyscrapers fading into the background. Love the House card and the lacy circular clock card is darling.

Trudi said...

Great cards Arlene! And finally a card with that house stamp, it has intrigued me whenever I see it, it's nice to see it on a card.

Julia said...

Love everything. Now I want that cityscape stamp.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...your cards are awesome...love the skyline stamp!!

Raven said...

The skyline is one of my favorite new stamps, love all the ways you used it.

Angela said...

Great cards! I like the skyline stamp there is so much you can do with it as you have demonstrated ;-)

Karen said...

Love how you used one stamp to arrive at such different looks, skylines never looked so good!

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Amanda said...

I love the skyline stamp! I think it is about time I place an order...Beautiful cards!

pelArgoNNiA said...

Darn. I have already bought a stamp with houses on but now I see that I also have to have this one! I just love the Newspaper Skyline stamp! It's so versatile, obviously...
Great cards!

Marina said...

All cards are beautiful. Thanks for showing how versatile this stamp is. Now I'm really considering buying it.

walchowDesign said...

Great inspirations from all the new stamps, Arlene! Love how you used one stamp in so many varieties of ideas!

sharon g said...

WOW, they all look so different. NICE job.

Debbie Buckland said...

Very cool. The skyline stamp looks interesting

Karina Beck said...

Beautiful cards! All of them!

Marilyn said...

Looove all of your cards using the newsprint skyline stamp, Arlene! I especially love the one with the clock and butterfly! Great work!!

marla said...

Great projects. I love the idea of stamping on patterned paper. I would have never thought to try that and always seem to think you have to stamp on a solid paper. I love when I see things that make me think outside the box I seem to get in a lot.

Karen K. said...

Your cards are great inspiration and I love the Skyline stamp. It's one of my favorites.

Lisa Carroll said...

Arlene, your cards are GORGEOUS! I'm amazed at all of the different looks you were able to pull off with just that one skyline stamp.. that certainly makes it a versatile must-have!

2peasinapod said...

Nice cards! Great ideas for the one stamp. Thanks for sharing. Brenda

Beastybunny said...

Fantastic cards! I love the various ways you used the cityscape! Fabulous work!

Anonymous said...

What great takes with the Newspaper Skyline stamp! Margaret K

lsmith said...

I like all the ideas for this stamp. I wasn't interested in this stamp until now....

Dotty Jo said...

Fabulous cards - love them all, Jo x

Cindy said...

Great use of the skyline stamp! Very detailed and great cards.

Kathy Rosecrans said...

I love all of your beautiful cards, Arlene!!

Kathy E. said...

What a great group of cards!!! I'll tell you I don't think I would have looked twice at the skyline stamp before, but you sure showed me how cool and how often that one stamp could be used!!! Thank you for sharing.....

Stephanie Y. said...

These are all great! Love the city scapes, some great inspiration for masculine cards!

Mariëtte said...

Great cards, thanks for the inspiration and fun!

MarcyK924 said...

Arlene - these are AWESOME! I love how you used variations with the same stamp! What inspiration!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for all of the inspiration with the different ways to use the Newspaper Skyline stamp!

joy said...

WOW! I'm lovin' that skyline and you have mastered it! Thanks for all the great cards, Arlene.

Linda E said...

The newspaper print skyline is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Linda said...

well I can see how much you loved using the newspaper skyline stamp-great variety of cards! And the girly card-oh how I love that one-gorgeous!!

AnitaRex said...

WOW Arlene way to impress with so many cards! Love what you've done with the newspaper skyline! So many fabulous ideas! :>

Unknown said...

very cool use of the city skyline!
Thanks
Holly

abb0187 said...

I love your ideas for the skyline stamp. Thanks for sharing!

Mom to Deanna said...

You really were on a roll! Nice!

inkytoes said...

i really like the skyline stamp. such a great set of cards using it. total inspiration

Sharon Y said...

Loving the newspaper skyline. Thank You for the variety of ideas using it.

ivy said...

nice use of the skyline stamp on the different examples here!

Cathy A said...

Wow Arlene, you have been busy, s nice to see so many designs with the same stamp.

diana said...

Great cards! Love the Newspaper Skyline stamp. Thanks for all of the ideas & inspiration. ;-)

Weenie Thomas said...

So many different ways to use the Newspaper Skyline stamp. Simply brilliant!

conil said...

I'm simply nuts about this Newspaper Skyline stamp. So versatile and fun. Your girly card is just adorable.

Judy Averill said...

Lovely cards--I'm most impressed with the Newspaper Skyline stamp. Lots of good ideas.

Scrapycandy said...

It's a special time...first skyline card...just amazing! Thank you.

blodia said...

Oooh, that skyline stamp is amazing!

Hannah. F said...

I really like all the different things you did with the newspaper skyline Arlene!Thanks for sharing.

Marilyn C. said...

Love the newspaper skyline stamp (must get, note to self). Love all the versions and I'm so glad you found your black ink!

Katie said...

I loved seeing how you used one stamp to make so many different items. Very cool.

Scrappin' With Kimmy said...

Every card is stunning! I just love the newspaper skyline.

Anonymous said...

It's a Date is awesome! Also, the variety of uses of one stamp always makes it worth the money!

Julie H. MN

Angel Estes said...

Really love al the ideas with the cityscape stamp! Beautifully done..

Eve said...

wow, lots of EYE candies :) Luv the live by the moment one. But I also luv the colors on first 2 cards! :-)

Katarina said...

I love how your cards show the versatility of that same stamp! Also love the round, girly card, very pretty.

Dotukas said...

These are lovely cards! Thanks for inspiration!

Leni said...

Great cards Arlene! love all the idea's with the skyline! Thank you for that, because I just bought it lately!

mtscrapgal said...

Enjoyed your cards. Had not seen the house stamp yet. It's neat. Thanks for showing us some different ways the skyline stamp could be used.

Jackie said...

I really like all the different things you did with the skyscrapers!

Rachel said...

Loving the variety of uses with that Skyline stamp! :)

Pam W Merwin said...

How creative you were using that one stamp in so many ways! Loved them all - thanks for inspiring us :)

Kailash said...

Loved all your cards and stamps used!

ChrisM said...

Enjoyed your cards. Thank you for the wonderful ideas.

Danielle said...

Great cards! Especially love the last one. What versatility with the skyline!

Ellie said...

LOVE the way you used the newspaper skyline stamp!

Juut said...

So many wonderful ideas to use the skyline stamp. All your cards are beautiful.

Sue McRae said...

Wow Arlene, you've showcase the Newspaper Skyline wonderfully! I think I need to add this stamp to my wish list!

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

Lovely to see so many variations with the city skyline stamp . . . my favourite is the one with the clock!

Melinda F. said...

Great cards!

Sandy M said...

Great cards!

Yvette said...

Wow Arlene, you've been busy! So much inspiration, beautiful!

Cristal Fab said...

The clocks are so cute and so useful!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great cards. Love the colors.

Teresa said...

I love seeing the same stamp used different ways. The skyline stamp is going on my wish list.

scrappinvall said...

The Skyline stamp can be any major city in the world...luv it! and your circle card proves you change your mind anywhere in your process and still have an outstanding card.

Scrapdolly said...

well I wanted the new york skyline stamp andyway but now I want it even more after seeing your cards

Brenda Gordon said...

Love them all! What a creative use of the city scape stamp

Lindsey said...

Such great cards! You've really demonstrated the versatility of the newsprint skyline.

D.ani L said...

So beautiful cards! Love them. And a great idea to use the same stamp in so many different ways!

jaclee said...

lots of different ideas. great stuff! thank you for sharing.

brenda said...

Thanks for sharing all the different ways to use the same stamp - love that!

Yolanda said...

Hi Arlene, London is the place for me.... says a song. I love your cards anyway, anywhere, everywhere. Gr. Yolanda

Yogi said...

they're all wonderful. I think I like the first one the best with the house. Nice stamps

Scrapmaven said...

Nice--love the different cards with the same stamp.

Karen G.42. said...

I absolutely love your cards!!

Kelly Rasmussen said...

great cards, arlene!

debb said...

Beautiful cards- love the way you used the same stamp for such different looks!

Teresa W. said...

Great cards!!! Love you used the Newspaper Skyline stamp in so many different way.

Nancy said...

Beautiful cards, Arlene! So inspiring to see the many uses of the Newspaper Skyline! Now I know I need that stamp!

Cecilia said...

Love the different variations of the Newspaper Skyline stamp, this is now a 'must get stamp'! TFS!!

Robyn said...

Great cards! The Newspaper Skyline stamp is so versatile!

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