Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hero Arts 2012 Catalog Blog Hop!


Welcome to Day 2 of the Hero Arts 2012 Catalog Blog Hop! 

Hopefully you just came from the blog of my sweet and very talented hostess sister Nancy Krueger.  (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.) The hop is running through Friday January 13th so check the Hero Club Blog each day this week to make sure you don't miss a thing!

And did someone say PRIZES???!!!! Yep!  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!

There's definitely lots to love in the new 2012 Hero Arts catalog!  I had so much fun playing with one of the new clear sets CL576 Wish Big:


To make the clouds I just stamped the cupcake from this set twice on some white cardstock and then die cut the clouds from the "frosting" portion of the stamped images.  I thought the "cartoonish" quality of the die cut little girl was a perfect fit with the newsprint images in this set!
Other Materials Used:   Papertrey ink cloud die, Cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder, mft fresh cut grass die, Cricut Winter Frolic cart (little girl die cut), Crate Paper pp, My Mind's Eye pp, Stampin' Up cs and ink, Ranger stickles, googly eyes.

Next up is a CAS valentine:


The balloon bouquet and the newsprint heart images are part of the Wish Big set while the sentiment is from an older Hero Arts clear set CL280 Elephants.
Other Materials Used:  Papertrey ink cs, Ranger barn door distress ink, Stampin' Up ink, Martha Stewart baker's twine, Cuttlebug swiss dots embosssing folder, Cricut Kate's ABC's cartridge (letter die cuts)

And last but not least, another birthday card (lots of family birthdays in February!):

I split the sentiment from the Wish Big set (gotta love clear stamps!) and used some older Hero Arts stamps:  CG211 Magical Background, CL439 Kiss From the Sun, S5507 Envelope Pattern and F5279 Dancing Mouse.
Other Materials Used:  Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder, Papertrey ink cloud die, Stampin' Up cs and ink, My Mind's Eye pp, Copic markers, googly eyes.

Next up on the hop is the super duper talented Lin Brandyberry!  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to comment to get a chance to win some of these awesome new stamps! 



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Suzanne C said...

Those are just the cutest little cards! Love your mouse scenes as he is always so adorable and this is no exception. The girl holding the cake is super sweet! Wonderful set of cards!

Heather Maria said...

Wonderful cards, Robin! The little girl with the birthday cake is so cute and love the way you made the rays of the sun & clouds! Your CAS Valentine is so sweet and what a fun scene with your ever adorable Dancing Mouse!

Debstamps said...

So much bright, wonderful fun here Robin! Love your birthday cards! Nothing like having new stamps when there's 'work' to be done, eh!? Well done!

Maureen Morton said...

Your cards are always such fun, Robin! And these sure are - bringing a big grin here. Great idea for the newspaper clouds.....shows how versatile the stamps really are. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy C. said...

Such fun projects Robin! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Robin, these are all so cute!! I just love that Wish Big set and how you've brought it to life. :) Now it's definitely on my wish list! Love, love, love the Valentine card!! :)

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these cards...your creativity just amazes me...Love that you used the winter mouse with the balloons!! Sooooo Cute!! and the girl with the cake is just ADORABLE......

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Your cards are so cute! So much detail in them!

Carrie said...

Very Cute Ideas! Love the I have Big New Baloons!!!

Rosemary said...

oh robin!! it is so great to see you back and creating your absolutely amazing scene cards!! all of your cards today are mini masterpieces!!

Ally said...

Your cards are too stinkin' cute!

Renee M said...

What great cards! I really like how you used your stamps in unusual ways to make the clouds and the rays of sun on your first card--love being able to use stamps in out-of-the-box-thinking ways :)

Cathy A said...

Super cards Robin, love your use of the text throughout your designs

judy said...

Fun cards, Robin!!

Lin said...

Dear Robin, I think of you as a scene maker extraordinaire, and you did not disappoint today! Love these fun cards with so many details to delight us - so honored to be sharing this day with you!

Deb said...

Oh my word - so stinkin' cute! Love the google eyes & how you made clouds out of non-cloud stamps! I am in LOVE with that little birthday mouse!

Jamie said...

So fun and cute!

Rookie said...

Gorgeous cards - love the b-day rattie :)

Marilize
marilize(dot)paulsen(at)gmail(dot)com

Cathy Fong said...

Wow!! really love these cute cards! they are the cutest!

Jennie said...

Adorable cards and such cute images.

Miriam Prantner said...

These are just so much fun! I LOVE that you used the candle stamp for the sunrays on the first card, and anything with googly eyes makes me smile. Thanks!

cheiron said...

Your cards make me smile! I love what you did with the goolgy eyes...really makes the cards come to life!

Bianca van Noort said...

Cute Cards, love the one whit the ballons

Betty said...

very cute cards!

paperpapier said...

what a fun set of cards...cute and lovely!

Lola Azul said...

I love your cards. They're very sweet. :)

Suz said...

so very cute I just love those balloons. thanks for sharing and inspiring

Nancy said...

Wonderful cards, Robin...you've filled each one with your own special brand of whimsy...I love them all! I'll have to take another look at the Wish Big set, I love what you did with it!

Pammejo said...

Cute cards, TFS, pammejo1@yahoo.com

Hannah. F said...

Such cute cards Robin! Thanks for sharing!

SherylH said...

Great cards Robin! I particularly like the Valentine card with the pop of red with the black and white.

Sherry N. said...

I really love your cards! Great ideas...thanks!

Annette said...

so so cute...love your fun creativity..

Roberta said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

Dotty Jo said...

These are adorable Robin... and how nice to discover your blog! Jo x

Ruby Craft said...

Too Cute! Love them all especially the black and white balloon card with the red heart!

toscania-art-life said...

Your cards are so sweet. Thanks for sharing and inspiration.

stlbarb said...

ooooo.... I really like that text-covered cake and the clouds. Great idea on the clouds!

bethann said...

stinkin cute. allof em. stinking cute

Julie S. said...

Great cardss. TFS.

Rita Kegg said...

cute cards ... thanks for sharing!

naneruth said...

Love all your cards. Clever idea for the balloons and clouds.

Virginia L. said...

Aw....how I love your scene cards!! Brilliant use of the cup cake top as clouds! And I love seeing Mr. Mouse in fair weather holding the balloons!(note to myself: must get him out to play...) You rock at this hop, Robin!

hilde said...

So cool to see you here Robin! I love your style. And you did an awesome job!

Linda said...

wonderful cards Robin! Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl C said...

So many great cards with the new stamps! I really like the black and white one with just a touch of red - so fun, yet with some sophistication - very effective!

Robin said...

Great cards! I just got that stamp set and am glad to get some inspiration on ways to use it!!

Kathy said...

Oh Robin, I just love all the newsprint stamps! Love your Wish Big card!!

diana said...

Great cards! Thanks for all of the ideas & inspiration. ;-)

Helene said...

Love those fun cards, great way to use the stamps!

Janet L. said...

Wonderful cards! I'm sure loving the newsprint stamp and how you used it!

Beastybunny said...

What fun and whimsical cards! Love the happy images. Great work!

donna mikasa said...

Such fun cards, Robin! I love the happy assortment you're sharing today--and those googly eyes!

gberry14 said...

Your cards are always so creative and full of fun detail! Love all of these!!! Thanks for sharing!-Leesa berry

Lisa K said...

I love the mix of dies and stamps. I love the wiggly eyes as well.

Kathleen said...

These carda are really cute and fun. Nice job!

Sue McRae said...

Your cards are so fun and happy Robin and there are so many great details on each card!

k2designsnyc said...

GOOD NIGHT Robin....that MOUSE is TOO CUTE!!! I just love your fun cards and your use of the Newsprint Stamp - SO CREATIVE!!! Well Done and thanks for the chance to win!

Jan Garber said...

How cute! And I can't get enough of the newsprint backgrounds!!

Isabelle said...

ohhhh! too cute for little one!

Karen said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE all your fun cards!! Each one is so cute and the sentiments are great. Thanks for sharing!!!

Linda said...

these cards are so adorable-love the balloons!

Sandy M said...

Cute cards

KalySto said...

So funny and detailed cards!Hugs!

brenda said...

These cards are so cute and whimsical, thanks for sharing them!

Karina Beck said...

Love your card designs!

cutiephinphin said...

love the cute and adorable cards... The newspaper balloons are just so fun.

Lynn said...

Love all the colors and layers!

Debie said...

What FUN cards! Really great ideas, loved how you incorporated older sets into the mix. Thanks for the ideas.

Dana D. said...

Your cards are so cute and fun.

Grá said...

Beautiful cards, I love the dimension :)

adele holcomb said...

Three really sweet cards!

Shell said...

Adorable cards...especially love the happy birthday one!

Unknown said...

Love black, white and red, freat balloon cards!

Vicky said...

Robin your cards are so much fun! love all the paper piecing and the colors!

CinnamonSally said...

Such cute cards Robin, love them all!!

Barb said...

I just knew I would love your cards for the hop, Robin! Seeing them today makes me realize how much I've missed your creativity lately! You add the most wonderful details to each card! Just love your clouds - brilliant idea! The black and white card is so elegant - love the bit of red you've added! And what a fun card with the Dancing Mouse - ADORABLE!! Fab job today, hostess sis! :)

clnapier07 said...

Really cute cards. Thanks for sharing

Emily Leiphart said...

Robin, these are darling! I love the sweet little characters and all the newsprint images. Love, love.

liberal sprinkles said...

ooooh your cards are so cute! That little girl is just adorable!

Kailash said...

Too cute!!!

Mildred Mildew said...

How cute. Love your style!

SannaS said...

fabulous happy cards!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Teresa W. said...

Great cards, Robin. Your cards are always so fun and cheerful. Love you showed it in three different ways.

Lisa said...

This set is definitely on my wish list, Robin, and now I believe you are REALLY making me want it!! You know I love your style- these are all just fantastic :) Love that cute little girl with the cake and the mouse with balloons- so sweet!

Jean Lindsay said...

Thanks for sharing, Robin! I particularly like the last card, the mouse is so cute - and the swiss dots work really well for clouds!

Tiffany said...

Oh Robin! You have such a knack for very fun and creative scenery on your cards! Love the Birthday themed cards, so whimsical and happy! Great job!

Erica said...

Super cute cards!!! I love the birthday balloons and the textured clouds!!

Chunyuan said...

cute cards. thanks for the inspiration.

mtscrapgal said...

Love your use of balloons on these cards. so cute. Thanks

kath said...

every card is absolutely gorgeous robin...I'm having such fun hopping on and off the Hero Arts Blog Bus...hugs kath xxx

Deborah said...

These are all fabulous, but that paper-pieced little girl is snatching my heart. I totally agree this is a great combo!!!

Angel Estes said...

These are just precious! Love the little mouse with ballons. TFS!

Karen K. said...

You're making me LOVE that Wish Big stamp set! Gotta have it now :)

Diana N. said...

Love those balloons! Cute birthday cards.

Marilyn said...

Absolutely delightful cards, Robin! Aways love your adorable mouse cards and this one is so much fun with the new newsprint balloons added! Love them!!!

elizabeth said...

Oh My Goodness! These are all so absolutely adorable and creative. Love them!

KYCrafter said...

Keep up the great work!

Unknown said...

I love your use of the cupcake top as clouds!
very whimsical cards!
Thanks
Holly

Efrat said...

Your cards are just awesome. I love the scenes you build on each one of them.

Ezlie J. Perez said...

that newspaper print background is a great stamp! love how you paper piece!

Trudi said...

cute, cute, cute! Love 'em all!

Tina said...

How cute they are!!! I have this stamp set on my way. Thanks for the inspiration.

walchowDesign said...

All the cards are so cute, Robin!

Robyn said...

These are the cutest cards! I love the die-cut newspaper clouds!!! And great way to convert the birthday balloons to a Valentine-y card. Wonderful job!

debb said...

Such cute cards!

Angela said...

What a bunch of cute little cards! Thanks for the chance.

ucanorican said...

Love the fun cards you made for the blog hop. The newsprint balloon is really neat and top on my wish list. I love your CAS valentine card.

luvmysilhouette said...

How very cute are these ...TFS Hugs

Stacy C said...

I like the dimensions on these cards. It really helps make them stand out.

Margaret said...

Cute cards.

Laura.K said...

Lovely. I love those script clods.

Rachel said...

Love the way you used the balloon boquet in two totally different ways! Your cards are pure perfection! Btw...that mouse is so cute!! :)

valeriemolinier said...

Your card are really cute ;p

Pat said...

These are so adorable!

scrapdolly said...

I love that you made the clouds from the cupcake frosting. Inspired

Stephanie Y. said...

Cute cards, love the balloons!

meredemaison said...

These are wonderful cards! I love the bright and colorful ones as well as the love one! Thanks so much for sharing! rgauss at sbcglobal dot net.

Dorothy C. said...

The clouds and balloons are so adorable. Very cute cards!

Marina said...

All cards are very cure. Positive energy is coming out of the screen when looking at them :)

marla said...

Very cute cards and very fun balloons!!

Melissa said...

You cards are great and I love the colors. I will have to do some black and white cards with the red. It really pops!!!

sandysewin said...

A newsprint cake and clouds, who'da thunk it? Really cute!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Love them...the clouds are just awesome!!!

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

What sweet stamps . . . and such cute scenes you have created!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh that 3rd card is so fun!!

Thalia said...

What cute, whimsical cards, I just love them!

Barbara said...

Loved all the birthday card ideas....every card was just wonderful and so much fun!

joy said...

You are the queen of cute-ness when it comes to cardmaking, Robin! I love what you have done with these new stamps - thanks for the inspiration.

RachelB said...

Cute cards!

zgagi said...

Your cards are so cute!

pooky said...

Awwwww....adorable! I would love to get one of your cards for my birthday!

Brenda said...

I really liked those ballons when I saw this new set, but after this post I am now in LOVE with these balloons! What awesome cards Robin! I am so glad that you participated in this hop, very motivating indeed! Love the cuteness factor in the two cards!

Denise Bryant said...

Sweet cards! I love all the details you add.... clouds, grass, twine. Very fun!
DeniseB

Mariëtte said...

Your cards are cute! Thanks for sharing

RenegadeMama said...

You ladies are all so talented, I wish i had a quarter on the imagination you have so i could made a great card by myself, lol. i love the "I heart u"
thanx for sharing
gail w gwallenm at wildblue dot net

Brenda & Ian said...

Love everything newsprint. Well done with the balloons!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the dimension and background stamping on your elements.

Marilyn C. said...

Love the whimsical birthday cards.

Kathy E. said...

What cute cards and I was truly taken by the "eyes"!!!
What inspiration!!

Atticelf said...

Love all the newsprinty goodness! Your birthday girl card is beyond adorable - love her.

Kris said...

My fav is the CAS Valentine! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Lisa Carroll said...

Robin, these are simply ADORABLE! I love the two scene cards.. your paper piecing is fabulous! Love what you did with the new stamps!

Marissa said...

I really like all the paper piecing on the first card and the swiss dot clouds are WONDERFUL!

Amanda said...

I love the little girl's googly eyes! So adorable!

Leni said...

Love your sweet cards. I read you have a Cricut. I have one too. And I think it is so nice to combine stamps with cricut shapes.

Nancy said...

I always love seeing your adorable scenes, Robin. You use these stamps in the most unexpected way! So creative!

Unknown said...

Major CUTE!!

pamselinski said...

Love those newsprint balloons they are totally awesome

Mio said...

Cute and fun Cards : )

StacyC said...

Too cute....

Suzan D said...

how cute

Yogi said...

cute cards - fun

Melony said...

great cards for kids. Love them
Melony Moore

VikkiCH said...

what fun cards!

conil said...

Boy, you're really creative. Fabulous cards.

Pam said...

Great cards...so cute & fun!

Renee said...

You create adorable scenes! Love these cards, I can tell you put a lot of love into them :)

Dixie Cochran said...

Your cards are so fun! Love the birthday cake! Thank you!

Darcy said...

ohhhhh, love the black/white balloon valentines card! :D Sweet!

Mary said...

Really cute cards. Thanks for showing us some fun stuff.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Hi Robin - just love all your balloon cards! And so fun to see the dancing mouse again too! Thanks for the inspiration and no need to include me for any prizes :)

Dee in N.H. said...

Love your cards! Love how cute your cupcake clouds are! That's awesome!

snowbear said...

Such sweet cards!

Karen L said...

I love text prints so this set is my favorite! Love the cute whimsical looks you put together!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Now you've made me want those balloons! Two clever, different ways to use the same stamp!

judkajudi said...

OH, Robin! You have worked magic!! I love your creative and happy spirit! What amazing work!

pcm said...

Adorable cards!

Eve said...

oh robin, that was your card, with the birthday cake on the hero arts page for today's blog hop! I was curious what kind of card and who made that card! It's so sweet! Luv all the details! I also luv the 2nd card. Very Creative & luv the color combos too! :-)

GrammySue's Creations said...

Your cards are too cute--I especially love your second card. Great job.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Your cards are just so cute & fun!!

Lindsey said...

All your cards are such fun!

inkytoes said...

cute cards. i really like the balloons.

BackIrish said...

Such creative and inspiring cards! Love the candle sun rays!

DNAMIchaud said...

Awesome cards!! Love the ballons! Thanks for sharing!

Geri said...

Your cards are so bright and cheerful. Love all the baloons.

RedGem said...

Your cards are sooooo! cute--I especially love the birthday cards with the balloons. Great job and tks for sharing.

Kathy Eddy said...

These are just adorable. Lovin' the newsprint.

Melinda Abrahamson said...

I love how much texture is in your birthday card. Wonderful!!

Pam W Merwin said...

What great cards - love all the birthday cards! My favorite is the dancing mouse :) Such a cute scenes and colors!

Sue D said...

Very fun cards!

Judy1223 said...

Robin, you are the "Queen of the Scene" in my book! Your cards are so fun and adorable! I also LOVE the CAS Valentine...such a sweet card! You never disappoint...love ALL your cards!

Moosisk said...

I just love your whimsical cards! They are SO fun. That is just my style, too. :D Thanks for the inspiration.

Shelley said...

What fun cards!!!

Lynn said...

What a great idea to use the cupcake tops as clouds!

Carol said...

What fun and cute cards!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Daria Z. said...

Robin, these are such wonderful and fun cards! Love seeing that mouse stamp used in a non-wintery way!

ivy said...

love all these fun cards you shared today robin! you create the best scenes on cards!

Kathy Rosecrans said...

Thank you for sharing your fun cards!!

Melissa Bi. said...

Love your fun & playful style! Great cards.

Shannon said...

Love that mouse. Will be breaking out my envelope pattern stamp. Great cards.

Luanne said...

Fun and lovely cards! love the girls dress very lively and her adorable eyes. hehehe and love those balloon cards and the mouse is just cute

jintyoo7 said...

HOe adorable,love all the quirky stamped elements - you always make such superb compositions :)

Julie R. said...

Really cute cards! Love the newsprint stamps and the mouse!

Michelle said...

Robin, always loved your cards on flickr! So happy you started a blog!! You create the best dimensional cards! Love what you created oday for the hop!!

Laura said...

OMGosh, your cards are TOO CUTE!! Love each of them. They are such FUN cards!!! Thanks for sharing!

creative-leeyours said...

Super cute and fun!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

Love the valentine the most, but they're all really sweet! :)

Cheryl said...

Your cards are really cute!

Carol said...

Great work Robin. I love the cards with those awesome ballons. They look like so much fun the play with. Thanks for sharing on the hop.

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