Friday, December 18, 2009

Hero Arts Blog Hop


I'm absolutely thrilled to be part of this hop (details here)  and can't wait to show you what I have been working on. You just saw the amazing creations from Jackie's blog (The Card Castle, see here), how about some more "excitement" from the 2010 new catalog stamps!!?

First off, let's wake up and smell the coffee! The sleeve of the coffee was embossed in white and cut out and then attached to the stamped image on the card.

Here's the hidden message (I heart U).

For the inside coffee sleeve, I embossed it in white on white paper and then colored the shape (diamond) with copic markers and stamped the message. Hope you enjoy this cup of coffee:)

CL138 Bird Branch Alphabet (I heart U), CL280 elephant (don't forget-sentiment)
K5332 Cup of Coffee
Others: Starbucks coffee sleeve and stir stick, embossing powder

The Row of Houses stamp is perfect for make-your-own house-warming or hostess cards and gifts. I used this stamp to create my own matching wrapping paper and card. I think anyone will be very happy to receive this!

H5328 Row of Houses, CL380 Truly Appreciated
Others: HA kraft card, ribbons, twine, Stickles, charm (heart), HA ink (Apricot)
Last but not least, I love the new dolls! The images are just the right size and so easy to work with. I want to show off the two dolls in the set. So making a window card seems like the perfect choice. For the very faint background of the doll in the window, I used the Row of Houses stamp.

CL 381 Sweet Wonderful You, H5328 Row of Houses
Others: HA note card, buttons, CB (scallop circle), copic markers, Prisma pencils
Thanks SO much for stopping by and now please hop over to Kandis Smith blog (My Creative Treasury (see here) ! HAVE FUN HOPPING!

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Kathy said...

Woo Hoo You rocked this....love them all especially the doll...she's to die for. Off to hop
Hugs,Kathy

fika said...

My goodness Virginia.. your cards are TERRIFIC.. how could you make a movement on your coffee sleeve and place your hidden message? WOOW!! And yes my fave is still the girls from Sweet Wonderful You set.. they are adorable!! and you make the sweetest card featuring them.. LOOOVE it!!

Anonymous said...

Love that row of houses stamp!

Debbie C

Deb Smith said...

As a huge coffee drinker myself I love the coffee card. Thanks for the post.

SusanK said...

Love the houses! From my neighborhood to yours -Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

LOVin' the coffee cup!
Too cute.
Rosslyn

Jennifer said...

love your house stamp and how you colored the little girls!

Vicky said...

Those cards are so cute! Love the new stamp sets!

FirstLady Jen said...

Okay, I have to have the little girl stamps! Cute!

Patricia said...

so cute cards are amazing

Kelly Booth said...

Love how you used the Coffee Cup , your cards are just Wonderful V!

Sarah said...

Great cards, Virginia!! Especially loving the cute little dolls!

Lysa said...

So cute!! I have to have those dolls- they would be just perfect for cards for my nieces!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

These are fantastic! I am LOVING that coffee cup!

Tracey said...

Such wonderful cards Virginia!!!

Dawn (dmh) said...

Very nice cards. TFS
:)

Scrapalooza said...

those are great!

Tami B. said...

The coffee cup is fantastic, love that you added a stir stick to the card.

Fifi said...

oooh so excited to see the new stamps, love what you've done with them

sue wisniewski said...

Liking the coffe cup but I would make it a tea cup. thanks, stamping sue

Teri said...

The decoration on the packages is a great idea!

Carla said...

This idea with the take out cup of coffee is wonderful...have to snatch that...lol

Clare said...

Love that card with the house - fannntastic! ;)

CinnamonSally said...

Love you little house card, no! I love ALL your cards but the house one is my favorite.

Debbie said...

Love the house stamp!! Great cards!

Marga said...

Love the stamps and what you did with them! Thank you for the inspiration !

Godelieve said...

Lovely samples!! Such different styles. Love what you did with the cute houses!!

Susan McRae said...

Fun cards Virginia and the coffee cup stamp is perfect for you!

Jennifer said...

so very lovely!

donna said...

Fun stuff!

Tiffany said...

Oh Virginia, just LOVEY all of your projects sooo creative in every way and love the way you used the darling girls!

karlalala said...

those little girl stamps are SO cute!!! thanks for sharing!!

Krys72599 said...

LOVE the hidden message idea!
And I love coffee.
Can you guess which card I like the best?!?

MNJackson said...

I love the coffee stamp, so cute.

Meghan said...

virginia, your excitement is contagious - i want ALL of the new stamps, especially those houses!

marianagrigsby said...

Virginia.... These cards are awesome!!!! Love the coffee one ( I love coffee)....TFS

Anonymous said...

Great cards, Virginia! I love how you used the coffee cup!!! And that row of houses stamp is on my list of must haves! The heart charm you added is just perfect! And those little girls are so sweet. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sharon D. (also from Canada!)

Scrapycandy said...

Thank you for the inspiration! You have a terrific blog!

divester said...

your cards are wonderful - great colors

iammaryburke said...

Hop Hop Hop

Mary Smith
Columbus, Ohio

Jenn Biederman said...

Adorable cards, Virginia!! Love the housewarming gift wrapping...excellent idea!

Rosemary said...

Fab coffee cards, Virginia!

Lee Anne said...

Did you have anything to do with Hero Arts having a coffee stamp for the new release? I know how you love it and I see you have used the coffee circles on your card! How clever!

Anonymous said...

I love those little girl stamps. There's sooo many stamps out there. It's sooo hard to choose stamps. Anyone else have that problem? lol

Michelle

Arlene said...

Wonderful and creative.

Jane said...

Your projects are FABULOUS! love everything!!!

Yaneri said...

How adorable!! Love each and one of them! They're so cute! How fun!!

Deb said...

That coffee cup stamp NEEDS to come live at my house... I can think of SO many great uses for that one. Thanks for your great cards.

marla said...

WOW - I am an avid coffee drinker so I LOVE your coffee card. Those girls are so sweet and look so marvelous all colored beautifully. GREAT JOB!!!

carolm said...

so creative - love the houses.

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Hahaha.... This I LOVE!!!!!!! I'm addicted too coffee and I absolutely love that stamp!
The other projects are so awesome!!! thanks for bringing us some inspiration!

Caroline said...

Love the coffee card, but that wrapping paper is amazing! WOW!!!!!

Deirdre said...

Virginia, love your cards. The coffee cup is just genius. The wrapping paper is just amazing - thanks for the inspiration and showcase of some of the new stamps.

Tammy said...

So cute! Those dolls are awesome!

Meg said...

Love your projects! That coffe set is quickly moving to the top of my favorites.

SusanK said...

Gotta have my coffee when I'm stamping so this new coffe stamp is super!

Jillisgram said...

Some really cute new stamps to get! Love that row of houses.

Cathy A said...

Virginia, just love the idea of the hidden message on the coffe cup behind the sleeve, this also made me smile as the stirrer reminded me of Ren hiding a few at the coffee shop for me to take home for craft!! I so have to get those houses love what you have all done with them! and the dolls beautifully coloured, you are one creative mama!!

Debby said...

Incrediabl!

hellocraftiness said...

Great cards! I love those sweet little girl stamps:)

Lucille said...

Hi Virginia - Love the cards you have made w/ the new HA stamps! So many must haves to add to my stamp collection :)

Nancy said...

Virginia, I love your innovative and inspiring designs today. You have seriously risen to the occasion of this fun blog hop. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Kryssi said...

totally fun creations, v! you totally rocked it. :)

Nancy said...

LOL! I love the way you included a hidden message in the coffee card! thanks for sharing this great idea.

qsogirl said...

what a neat idea to use the row-of-houses stamp to make a paper ribbon for gift wrapping. love it!

annms said...

Those doll stamps are just too cute. Can't wait to get them and use them. So adorable. Your cards are great.

tortagialla said...

Super cute cards - and clever use of materials as always. I really like the houses stamp...ooo!

thestormyone said...

way cute dolls. love them. tfs

Brooke said...

Your cards are just perfect! Love the little girl stamps!!

Fliss said...

Just beautiful Virginia. That row of houses looks like a very versatile stamp and those little dolls are so cute.
Thanks for sharing.

scarthur said...

That little girl cards is seriously adorable!

Jenn said...

Those little girls are just too adorable! And I love your idea with the hidden message on the coffee card - too cute!

Linda L. said...

Adorable and clever. Continuing to next hop.

Anonymous said...

Love that Row of Houses. It looks especially charming on kraft paper!

--Mina

Anne said...

Hi, Virginia! Such creative cards and projects! You did a fabulous job with the little girls! I love that "Hugs" stripe in different colors! Perfect! :-)

Sascha Schmidt said...

Merry Christmas and a "lighted house"

Deb (dcorder) said...

Love your cup card!

Stamping Cafe said...

WOW... you totally ROCK, my friend!! Love all of them, you are so creative!!

Lin said...

Wonderful, Virginia!! I am so loving all the different looks we are giving these stamps! My fave of yours is the houses project!

Christine H said...

All these stamps are just terrific.

The Lone Dollier said...

It's amazing the many uses these stamps have and how they all look so different!

Smiles!
Marilyn

Dwita said...

Virginia.... Hidden message? Oh, my.. It really took my attention to figure out how you made it... Gorgeous idea. I love your coloring on the new doll. So bright, and neat.. And for the rows of houses.., who isn't happy receiving it? I'll be happy.... LOL...

Lindasueanne said...

Those are so cute!! Love all of your projects, so innovative!

Squelly said...

Love all of your cards & especially the Sweet Wonderful You set :-) So cute!

Mary said...

Amazing cards!!! thanks for sharing!!

Beverly said...

I love the card with the row of houses stamp--thank you for sharing with all of us today--I checked out your cookies too--I'm coming back for some of the recipes :-)

Pegg S said...

That coffee stamp would work for so many people! Know so many addicts :) I love all your projects!

mustavcoffee said...

Lovely cards, thank you for the coffee, as you can see, I love it!!!

Nancy Y said...

the row of houses stamp is very cool - but the coffee cup is an awesome idea!

judkajudi said...

Awesome, Virginia! Love how you used that house stamp! When I first saw it, I was lost for ideas but now I see how versatile it is! Love your work. Love you! Hugs.

craftlyn said...

This blog hop certainly inspires me, thanks!!

SnapWhiz said...

Love the coffee stamp and the sleeve... just an awesome idea for a guy's card. Sometimes those are tough!!

Anne Marie said...

After all the blogs I have been on so far I have to say I have to get the girl stamps!!! So sweet! Love your cards!

Cindy C. said...

You always have clever ideas for using the stamps! Wonderful projects!

Rebecca said...

Nice job! Love those peekaboo cards!

nsmerkt said...

Love what you did with the embossing on the coffee sleeve and the little girlie stamp...LOVE! Thanks for sharing!

Leni said...

Hi Virginia, your cards always give me a happy feeling!

Cindylu2u said...

I love all your creations, fabulous job!! Thanks for sharing them with us!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Virginia! Lovely work with the new HA stamps!!
marilynv19

Mauze said...

Your cards are great!!

Lizzette said...

Beautiful! Lovely cards. Love what you did with the coffee cup, thats one I will be buying!

Christine said...

Just love the coffee cup - thanks for the fun ideas!

Debstamps said...

Bright and colorful fun Virginia! Well done!

ArlaMo said...

Thanks for sharing!!

Celina said...

The "I love you" pull out for the coffee card is sooo sweet... I love it :) Your card with matching gift wrap is beautiful. They look so nice together and the colors are great!

"Stampgram" said...

I love the houses...and the way you made them a wrapper for the gift. I would love doing this for my Christmas bread gifts. Very nice. Just says "from our house to yours" even without words.

Nancy said...

Great use of the row of houses as trim for wrapping the package.

GabrielaD said...

Great job! I love it.

Lea L. said...

These are So darling! I am really loving that coffee set!

~Lea

Kim Young said...

I love the coffee card! Thanks for sharing some of the new stamps.

Rachelle said...

Love the coffee card! Great idea.

Be(e) said...

Love your projects with the houses! good color scheme.

Kelly said...

The coffee card is GREAT and I LOVE that December snowy card in your banner! Too cute!

imteresa said...

Oh, that house-themed gift set is cute cute cute! I'll be borrowing that idea sometime soon!

Patti said...

Adorable stamps and cards...I feel like a cup of coffee now! Thank you for sharing!

McStamper said...

Great cards - especially those little houses.

judy1223 said...

Oh, Virginia, these are awesome! I DO love me some coffee, so that first card is SUPERB! I also love the houses and dolls...great job on all of them!

c said...

Love the coffee card! My fave theme!!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Very pretty! I especially love the house card and wrapping strip. Beautiful!
~ky

Fiorella said...

Love the houses, the coffee mug, the little girl.....

Lisa said...

The coffee card is so unique! Nice job on all of them. :)

Krissy said...

Must add the houses and the dolls to my wish list....the more I hop, the longer my list gets!

Gotta hop!

Anne G said...

Great cards - so clever!

teresa said...

Awesome cards!!! Love the hidden message on the coffee card. The house and doll stamp are must HAVE.

Debra said...

Very cute!

paperqueen said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards!
Eileen

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

very cute love the coffee cup!!!

Katie said...

Clever! You did a great job 'dolling' up that third card! Love them all!

Anonymous said...

Love your work, love the dolls!!!
Brenda U: South Africa

Tere said...

Lovely creations. the card with the little girl is adorable!

Anette H said...

Virginia, you really outdid yourself this time!!! So many creative twists, with that wrapping paper at the top of my list! Well done!!

priya said...

Thanks so much for showing your wonderful cards!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the new hero stuff!! hop hop hop...

Candy said...

These are so great. How can one chose only one?

rfeiertag said...

the little dolls are wonderful.
you did a great job with them.

snarflemarfle said...

Those little dolls are precious!

Conchi said...

I´m crazy with the Row of Houses. Thans for the inspiration

Sally said...

Well done on the row houses! Love the packaging.

Denise said...

thanks for sharing. cute cards! :D

Denise said...

These are just too cute. I really like the row housing wrapped around the package.

gypsylcm said...

Very inspiring

Elaine said...

Love the card with the little girls - beautiful colouring

Linda aka Oz said...

loved it V! hope you got a little sleep last night. the Oz

{VICKI} said...

just hoppin thru

Heather Maria said...

Wow, wow, wow Virginia, love your fantastic creations!! The hidden message in your coffee cup is brilliant. Your Row of Houses card and wrapping are fantastic and I knew the dolls would be perfect in your hands!

Christy said...

Virginia, love the coffee cups. Thanks for sharing with us!

Yvonne said...

Houses are my favorite!

tampatha said...

I love those dolls! They are so cute!

Betty Kimmel said...

Very creative!, lovely cards!
TFS
-BK

Lezlei Ann Young said...

thanks for the inspiration!

crafty creations said...

brilliant work - fantastic stamps - have a lovely Christmas x Hilda

JKB said...

Thanks for the great ideas!

MrsETaylor said...

Your house card is just super sweet!!!! thanks for sharing

Happy Holidays from a fellow Canuck

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Fun Hop! What a wonderful way to wind down the year!

Martine said...

Love the cards, The dolls are SOOO cute! well done!

Mabel said...

Gorgeous jobs on the cards, very creative!!

Froggietalks said...

I love the cards, the coffee one is really cool. I have some sleeves, so I'll have to see what I can CASE from it... a friend's birthday is coming up, and she's a coffeeholic.

Karen G (BC)

kee kee said...

Great variety of cards. Thanks for the inspiration :-)

Ziggyeor said...

I love how you did the coffee cup card. I thought those houses would look cute decorated but I didn't think of wrapping paper too! Very cute :D

Debby said...

Love them both. Those dolls are very cute.

donna mikasa said...

I knew to expect AWESOME creations from you, Virginia! You got the perfect stamps to play with! Love them all.....you ROCK!!

Marilyn said...

You made some great cards. I like the house stamp. I could use that a lot of different ways.

artycrafty said...

I love your coffee card. very ingenious!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful cards, Virginia!!! I love seeing these new stamps!♥
Elise

Laurie said...

What clever ideas, thanks for the inspiration.

Laura.K said...

Lovely cards, Virginia.

sandysewin said...

Those dolls are darling!

Sarah Belgium said...

Love those dolls and the great card you made with them!

Debbie said...

WOW! I am loving those houses!

tampatha said...

these are such pretty cards..I can't wait to get the stamps and start creating!

Moni said...

Stunning job, love the coffee card! Hugs,moni

Nancy L. said...

just adorable and fun!

MarcyK924 said...

ADORABLE Virginia! You know how much I love your cards. Thanks for being on the hop..... nice to see familiar faces! Have a wonderful holiday!!

Anonymous said...

Love your cards and especially like the new row of houses stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Kathie Bailey said...

Love your cards Virginia!

lillianchild said...

I am a coffee nut, so of course that is what first caught my eye ... love your creations with these new stamps!

cricutnewbie said...

Oh so lovely. I love those little girls and the coffee cups too! Thanks for sharing. Smiles, Nat

Taly said...

Great cards. I love the matching gift bans, so clever :)

Anonymous said...

Love the Row of Houses card....one of my fave
new HA stamps.

Sherry in MI

Anonymous said...

Great idea to have matching wrapping paper - so creative. The row of house stamp is becoming a favorite.

Sarah C

Pam W Merwin said...

Those little girls are so cute. Love them.

iamacraftymama said...

I really loved the Hugs card. -a fellow Canadian

Dixie said...

Nothing better than an interactive card! Well done!!

zgagi said...

Cool cards.

Diana said...

So difficult to choose a fav Virginia! I think the houses win the prize. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Love the package with the row of houses and the card to go with it.
Margriet

Ashley M said...

Super fun Virginia! That coffee card is too cute, the house card is just perfect and the girl card is just so YOU! Brilliant!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Virginia, all these cards are wonderful and it is difficult for me to pick a favorite. Love your work. Have a Merry Christmas and God Bless.

Mariette said...

Great cards, love it

DonnJRP said...

Love the Hugs card!!
Happy Holidays

Maeghan Magante said...

I'm so in love with everything!

Robin said...

Love all of your creations!! TFS!

Linda w said...

Love the idea you used for the coffee card. Wonderful samples.

Merry Christmas

Lisa C said...

virginia, your projects are simply WONDERFUL! your creativity is amazing... fabulous job! :)

Erica Hettwer said...

Oh, the houses are so cute! Great job!

Plume said...

I just love your row of houses project! Great stamps and great project.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Virginia, your cards are adorable! Love that little doll in the window! Too cute!

Sarah said...

I am really liking that Row of Houses stamp. Love what you created with it!

Sue D said...

Great cards! The coffee card is very clever.

Rockstar Mommy said...

The coffee cup card is priceless! I love the wrapping paper idea with the houses stamp as well. Great ideas.

Artyjen said...

Love the houses card....and the package gift band great idea.
xoxo

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