2012 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop


I am thrilled to be part of the 2011 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop… Yay!  You should have arrived from the blog of  Kristina Werner.  I am sure you have been enjoying all the inspiration along the hop 🙂

Well, all the new  stamps are fantastic! And guess what? Hero Arts will be giving away FIVE PRIZE PACKS that include brand new 2012 Catalog stamps. The five winners will be randomly chosen from all of the blog hop comments received by midnight PST on Monday, December 12th, and will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog shortly thereafter… Awesome! Don’t you think?

I created some cards for this special  occasion, of course using some of the new stamps along with other HA products 😉  My first card features a woodblock stamp called Vintage Car (G5544) and a sentiment from a clear set called This is Big (CL570)… These stamps are perfect to create a masculine card…

My second card features a stamp from a set called Truly Grateful (CL569)…  I love the romantic style of this set…

My third and last card is showing a set called Special Time (CL579)… The images and sentiments included in this set are great, and I combined them with patterned papers…

Now it’s time  to hop over Nichol Magouirk’s blog. 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 😉


Thank you for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

723 thoughts on “2012 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop

  1. I love vintage stamps and usually distress them; however, your clean use of these stamps on the cards is brilliant!! Thanks for the idea….

  2. These cards are terrific. You have a wonderful style. Great technique and colors you used are awesome. Loving these new Hero Arts stamps.

  3. The car is awesome! Hadn’t seen that imagine at any of the other blogs. Now there’s another set on my wish list.

  4. Stunning cards! Love the clock and butterfly especially. Ohh my list of new stamp wants grow! Merry Christmas!

  5. Oh, I love all 3 of these cards. Is that felt sewn on next to the car? Never thought of that and it looks great! I especially like the clock card. The polka dot mat makes it fun!

  6. Oh my…. I almost did a little squeal when I saw those butterflies punched from the clock image. What an awesome idea!!

  7. Great cards! Love that vintage car stamp, and the little felt border, and that last card with the punched out butterflies is fabulous! Thanks!

  8. Wow! What a treat to see three cards from you, Mariana! Love that vintage car and the bright blue and green! Beautiful second card – I can tell I’m going to love that set, and your third card is gorgeous with the pretty papers and butterflies!

  9. Your cards are beauiful, and what a treat to see three new ones today! I love HA and can’t wait to start playing with these new stamps. You did a great job! Thanks for sharing!

  10. WOW!! ALL these cards are AWESOME in their own special way!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration with the new NEEDED Hero Arts stamps 🙂

  11. The colors on your vintage car card are terrific! I really like the sentiments everyone is using from “The is Big.”

  12. Wow! wow, wow! You made three cards! Thank you so much for showing us! I love all cards you created but the second pink one is super pretty!!! 🙂

  13. Love anything old (my husband would be glad to hear that), thanks for the beautiful card and for being part of the hop.

    Debbie B

  14. Every time I scrolled down, I though well, this card is even better than the last one. If I had to pick it would be the thank you card: pink, ribbon, and lace, need I say more?

  15. Love the new stamp sets and beautiful cards, I have seen your blog for the first time… its awesome… TFS… Hope my christmas has some gifts for me this year

  16. Wow! I cannot get over the stamped clock butterflies! Such a creative take on the classic design. Thanks for sharing the beautiful Hero Arts release!

  17. Oh Mariana, I love the card using the Special Times stamps from Hero. I love butterflies so I think the “clock butterflies” were unique, while the card itself has a retro vibe. Very cool.

  18. Awesome group of cards. All three are just fabulous. Love that you have included a masculine card. Fabulous stamp sets. Going to be a great year with Hero Arts.

  19. What fabulous cards! Love what you did with the butterflies and the clocks. Also what a fabulous guy card with the old car. Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to see the whole collection from Hero Arts.

  20. Gorgeous card ! The car stamp is fun and I really could use that for the men in my life… but I NEED the Special Time stamp set…

  21. Absolutely love the time card. That stamp set goes on my wishlist. I would also love to be considered for the giveaway !!

  22. Beautiful cards, love the designs and color combinations. Especially love the blue and green colors on the first card and the softly muted colors on the floral framed thank you.

  23. BEAUTIFUL cards!!! Love the time and butterflies–that’s a great concept!
    Thanks so much for being in the blog hop–I am having so much fun!

  24. Love the stamps and love the cards. You really have a great eye for design. Thank you for sharing these inspiring examples.

  25. Great cards! The first one is so vibrant! But the second one is my favorite! What a truly lovely card! Thanks for sharing!

  26. I did a double-take when I saw the butterfly on the clock! A touch of genius!

    It was also nice to see a different stamp used after seeing pretty much the same stamps over and over again on the other blogs. I am doing this blog hop to see the stamps previewed, after all! Well done!

  27. Love your cards!! I really like that vintage car and the beautiful sentiments. The butterflies are PERFECT with the sentiment you used.

  28. Oh Goodie! They brought in another car stamp, Love it! I am always looking for masculine card ideas that aren’t wildlife related. Love all your cards!

  29. OMGosh!! These are stop-me-in-my-tracks GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE how they are so sophisticated, yet I feel like I could CASE them. They are elegant and complex, with all their layers and elements, yet very doable for most of us cardmakers. TFS!! I now follow this blog! Happy Holidays!

  30. Thank you for sharing your pretty cards. I love the “This Is Big” clear set. Your 3rd card is my favorite. Love how you used this set for the butterflies!

  31. I love that you made a masculine card. Those ones are always a challenge and it’s great to see ideas for those. I’m excited about this new catalogue! New stamps are always exciting!

  32. Beautiful cards! Love the romantic one — and the font on your third card — that sentiment is SO cool! Thanks for the chance to win some of these lovlies!

  33. Thank you for sharing three terrific cards. I love that vintage auto and the brightly colored cardstock that you used with it. Cool sentiment too. I always like time-piece images, and the sentiment is a good one.

  34. I’m so glad you’re on this blog hop – I’ve never seen your blog before. You have a fantastic style! I especially like the butterfly clock card. Thanks for sharing!

  35. What beautiful cards Mariana. I really love your style. The second card is truely breathtaking. Beautiful job. Have a wonderful Holiday Season and thank you so much for sharing your creations with us.

  36. It’s my first time on your blog, and I’m hooked! Your designs are so well put together and showcase the stamps perfectly! I’m a (new) fan! TFS!

  37. I love the Truly greatful set and I am glad to see your cards, your one of my New fav card makers! *denise*

  38. Could Christmas come any sooner? Playing with any of these stamps is a dream come true. I’m loving newsprint flower and sentiment frames best.

  39. I love the embellishments you used on the cards. They are great finishing touches! I pinned your “Make Every Moment Count’ card. I love the layout and the colors.

  40. Great cards. I especially like how you went from masculine (great color choices there) to totally fenimine.

  41. My how time flies…I love your cards, but the clock and butterflies is my favorite. I think it’s very fitting that Hero Arts is releasing clock themed sets for the new year. Can’t wait to get my hands on these so I can attempt to case your design. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us.

  42. Love your cards–and the vintage car stamp is awesome! My Dad is a huge antique car buff–so I’m going to have to get that stamp for sure!

  43. Really nice cards and especially I like the stamps in first card.It’s so hard tobfind and make masculine cards.

  44. I’m glad you chose to include the masculine card. So many ideas are geared toward females, so it’s refreshing to see one just for the guys! Great use of the new stamps. Thanks for the ideas!

  45. You really pay attention to detail! Using the clock stamp to build the butterflies! Your color selection is awesome. Really love your cards.
    Dona S

  46. i like all three of them, but the car card is really special. both the car and the clock sets are going to be must haves.

  47. Wow! All of these are just gorgeous. I really like the pastel prettiness of the Thank you card. The clock in the last card is fabulous too.

  48. Hi Mariana! Your cards are really beautiful! I love the stamp of the first one and the effect that you created with the butterflies in the last one, I love it!
    Greetings from Spain

  49. Love your style! I’m always looking for inspiration/ideas for masculine cards and this first one is fantastic! Thanks

  50. Really like your blog! My first time here. I like the last card with the watch the best. Thanks so much for sharing.

  51. Your cards are a trio of terrific. All three are wonderful but I love the butterfly clocks. Every time I look at that card I see a new little surprise! So glad you joined the Hero Arts 2012 Catalog Blog Hop today!

  52. Love the cards – especially the masculine themed ones – they are usually difficult to create but you did a great job.

  53. Gorgeous…just stunning. Love the pink one and the clocks with the butterlies, like time flying by…very fun.

  54. I am going to have to save up my pennies to get all of the sets you used! The Truley Grateful one is really romantic!

  55. Wow, Mariana – love your gorgeous cards! That vintage card looks great with that new sentiment from This is Big and I love the punched butterflies with clocks stamped on them!

  56. Love the cards! I can’t wait to get the new stamps and the catalog!!
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas & Crafty New Year!!

  57. Great cards! My fave is the THANK YOU card because it has a great vintage feel without being overly shabby.

  58. I’m having a great weekend already with this hoppin’ on the Hero-blog hop.
    Like all of your cards and just love the colour combinations you make.
    The one with the old fashioned car is my favo.

  59. Each one is beautiful..the masculine inspired me ..i have a hard time coming up with ideas for cards for men..ty for sharing

  60. This is my first time to you site, but I will be back. I really like the masculine car card, will have to get that stamp. Thanks for sharing

  61. Fantastic cards, Mariana!! Love every one of them. You’ve showcased the new stamps so fabulously. I’m excited!! Thanks for sharing!!

  62. I love the Make every moment count card. I love how you stamped and cust out the butterflies. Very pretty!

  63. Great cards. Especially like the color combo on the make every moment count card. Thank You for previewing the stamps. Keep up the creative inspiration

  64. Fabulous cards – I really love that vintage car stamp, it will be great for masculine cards. All of the new stamps are fantastic and I’ll be adding them to my Christmas wish list!

  65. You have blown me away with your awesomeness. Each card is fantastic and are stellar examples for showcasing Hero Arts stamps. I must bookmark you, you seem to be a keeper.

  66. First time on your beautiful blog and glad that I came across this wonderful creation. I love Hero Stamps and have some in my collection and love to get some. 🙂
    I will stay here just because of your………..what can I say…I am speechless……….but magical and charismatic cards.
    Thanks for sharing.

  67. I’m so glad I found your blog! Beautiful cards! The vintage car card would work great to give a guy as it has a bit more of a masculine look to it. Nice work!

  68. I love the way you captured the essence of each stamp set with each card! The masculine card is just as beautiful as the “truly grateful” one and my favorite is the third one with the butterflies stamped with the clock faces! Time “flying”-so clever!!!

  69. Blog Hops are fun and I am enjoying all of the cards.
    Your Make Every Moment Card is striking and of course I love the little butterfly in the clock.

  70. I adore all three of your cards, they rock! I really like the “Make Every Moment Count” stamp set, that’s one I’ll have to get asap. That second card you made was so elegant, I could see that being a great Mother’s day card (obviously with another sentiment though). Thank you so very much for sharing your ideas and inspiring me in the process. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  71. Love your cards, especially the Thank You card. I also liked how you cut butterflies from the stamped image. How cute! Thanks for sharing.h

  72. Very beautiful cards! love the masculine and feminine colors. I especially love the 2nd card with it’s soft very feminine color and those flowers are gorgeous

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  73. Wow these are so beautiful. So love the boldness of your first card and the others are elegant and charming. Now I gotta get that vintage car stamp. Lol. Thanks for the inspiration.

  74. What a great cardmaker you are. So diffrent styles you have catched in these thee cards. Fun.
    Now continuing my trip to the next person in this bloghop!

  75. I love your first 2 cards…then my jaw dropped when I saw the 3rd!! Holy moly, I LOVE everything about it! So glad I found your blog…off to look at more!

  76. Fantastic stamps! So hard to pick a favorite! The romantic card is so soft and pretty, but I’m a sucker for butterflies! And masculine cards are always a challenge. You did a great job on them all!

  77. Just picked up my jaw…these are stunning, Mariana!! Love it when you use the new stamps 🙂 Thanks for the FA message yesterday. I had a great birthday!

  78. Loving the masculine card – perfect for my Dad for a birthday card. Thank you for the inspiration 🙂


  79. Wow! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards. I love the one with the butterfly in the clock face!! They are all very unique and full of inspiration!!

  80. What amazing cards, all of them! This is the first time I have seen your blog, and I am so glad that I did. I love your style!

  81. All are fabulous cards but I think my favorite is the last one. So clever to use the butterflies in the clock and fluttering away, too. Very fun.

  82. Beautiful Cards! Oh boy, more stamps, inks and a new catalog! All of which I would really love to have. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  83. Beautiful cards! Love the colors used. Sentiment “Make Every Moment Count” should be the first thing you see upon awakening!

  84. I wish I were the recipient of the first card! How very beautiful and Victorian! Wow! Also loved the combination of pattern paper. You have a great eye for design. Than you for sharing your creativity.

  85. What terrific cards! I especially love what you did with the car stamp. I need to put that one on my wish list. Thank you!

  86. WOW!, your cards are STUNNING! every one of them 🙂 I especially LOVE the clock butterflies 🙂 Sheer gorgeousness:)

  87. Beautiful cards! I love everything about your third card – the mix of patterned papers, the layout and how you created butterflies with the clock image! TFS!

  88. Mariana, I loved the card with the antique car. All the others were a bonus. Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us.

  89. Great cards. I love butterflies, so the clock one is my favourite! Great idea to cut them out of the stamped image. Loving all these new HA stamps!

  90. OMG!! Your cards are so pretty! I specially love the way you stamped the clock stamp and then cut out the butterflies.. Perfect for Scrap book layouts too!

  91. Pretty cards with details and elements that make them suitable for a male recipient too. thanks for showing us the depth of the stamps.

  92. Gorgeous cards! Love the masculine card – they are always the hardest for me! And the softness and beauty of the other cards is just lovely! Loving all the new hero arts stamps and the chances to win! Thanks!

  93. Great cards…but I must say the vintage car one is my favorite!!! Always looking for masculine card ideas…yours is perfect!

  94. Wow – gorgeous bunch of cards. Love the contrast of the crisp, graphic style of the first card, and the frilly, girly style of card 2. And I love how you’ve done the butterflies on card 3 – time really is flying! Thanks for sharing.

  95. love the elegant look of your pink card, beautiful colors…gotta put those clock stamps on my “to-get” list, so versatile!

  96. LOve your cards and I am bookmarking your site! I’m getting a few more blogs to follow from this blog hop and it ‘s great.

  97. Like all of your cards, but love the Special Time one. Really like that you made the butterflies out of clocks! Great touch.

  98. Love the variety of styles and colors you chose for your beautiful cards: the blue/green of the first one really makes me happy. The romantic of the 2nd one is so pretty and soft, and the butterfly cut-outs and pearl accents on the 3rd one just make this one sing! Thank you for sharing these beautiful cards!

  99. Great cards, very masculine to very feminine. I bought that flower background at my LSS today and ordered the zig zag. Love all this inspiration.

  100. Mariana,
    I am caught by your stylish cards.
    Antique car–colors fun–my guy card
    Soft feminine–one–my friend card
    Last one–so practical and anytime
    Thanks…Love the new hero stamps….

  101. It’s great to have stamps that can be used for masculine and feminine cards! And you did a great job showing this!

  102. The color combinations on your cards just grabs my attention! the more I have seen the Special Time stamps used on this blog hop, the more I think they need to be on my “to be bought someday” list! Beautiful cards!

  103. Wow, wow & more wow! Each card was special. The first one reminded me of the promo video with the little owl driving around, awhile back – and now the stamps are nearly here. The ‘Truly Grateful’ set looks wonderful and loved the colours you used in that card, Mariana. Enjoyed the butterflies – time flitting by – very much. Went back to the first one and noticed the pearls (or bling ?) on the wheels. Brought the three different cards together so well! It has been a delight to visit…..

  104. Oh my gosh, your cards are amazing! I love the butterfly clocks fluttering away, and the first card is so fun and love the colors and paper! Great job, really! Thanks for sharing!

    Katie B.

  105. I don’t think I could choose a favorite from which card and stamps you used! They’re all so beautiful! Can’t wait to get some of those stamps!

  106. What beautiful cards! I love that two of them can be used for that special man in your life. We never have enough “man card” ideas. Thanks so much for that! I also love the pink card which looks Victorian to me, and that is also a favorite style to me. I’ll be adding these stamps to my collection of HA stamps as well! Can’t wait to get my hands on them!

  107. I love the clock and the butterflies! Nice! and the buggy card is cool because it’s simple yet interesting, I like the use of the solid paper. I have so many packs of solids (more affordable) but I am having a hard time making cards interesting without using patterned paper.

  108. I love that car stamp! I can’t wait for it to be released. Your cards are absolutely beautiful and I appreciate you showing how versatile these stamps are. Thank you for sharing!

  109. Absolutely fabulous cards! What a great idea to stamp the clock on butterflies! And you gave the second card such a wonderful vintage caracter, love it!

  110. Your cards are awesome. They are so soft and pretty but not so feminine that they couldn’t be used for a guy. Thanks also for the opportunity for a change to win some goodies from Hero Arts.

  111. My favorite of your cards is the shabby chic one. Love the lace and ribbon. You are a truly versatile artist because your work is stunning in different styles. That old car is so cute. Thanks

  112. I love, love, love your cards…but then vintage stamps and clocks are my favorites. I am loving the tone on tone technique. Thank you for beautiful ideas-you do such fabulous work!

  113. oh….. ah…… Your cards are amazing! I love the vintage feel to your cards! I think I have another scrapbooking blog that I need to add to my bookmarks! Great Job!

  114. I never seem to have enough cards for men. The first one with the car on it will be just perfect for when I need one for a man.

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