Monday, December 21, 2009

Post Blog Hop...

I've finally recuperated from the Hero Arts blog hop a few days ago...It was so much fun! So many wonderful ideas from special guest bloggers--did you see Tim Holtz?? --that my wish list of the newest stamps got even longer!

I want to mention that the technique that I used on the row of houses can be found here. The wonderfully talented Jennifer McGuire shared this during Fall Stamp Camp at Two Peas. When I first followed her tutorial, I couldn't stop making the backgrounds.

Just follow Jennifer's tutorial and you'll be water splotching, too. I covered the embossed house design and "grass" portion with a protective piece of paper so the water spots would show only on the "sky" portion. I hope you'll try's so much fun!

Also, the paper wallet was a lift from a cute one that my super creative friend Kelly Booth shared on her blog a few weeks ago. She sewed hers, which made for a stronger wallet, while I used terrifically tacky tape and faux stitching. We both used velcro closures. Thanks, Kelly, for the great gift idea!

The online version of Hero Arts' 2010 catalog is available here! The catalog features all the new stamps shown during the blog hop and favorites from last year, too. Enjoy!


  1. Don't you just love Tim Holtz?!! My wish list is super long, oh boy! My wallet gets really thin after Christmas, I will have to wait and put it off a little bit (kiddos first)! :)

    Thank you for sharing the wonderful projects with us! Off to make the paper wallet with my daughters now!

    Wish you and your family a very happy Holiday Season! Big hugs to you, my friend!

  2. Loved how you did your cards Donna... and yes - loved TIm's so much that I have ordered the Dandelion Frame this very morning. the online store has 50% off all older HA stamps so got the Friendship Definition as well thanks for the inspiration on that one.
    Hope you and the family enjoy the Holidays and you get refreshed and rearing to go for 2010..
    Merry Christmas

  3. Thanks for sharing the techniques that you used, Donna! really want to try that wallet! And yes, I gasped when I saw Tim Holtz was on the hop list!!!??? that was incredible!! LOVEd everything I saw on the hop.

    I don't even want to look at my list now!! it's getting longer.... i have yet to check out the digital catalog.... i am sure my list will get longer today!! =)

    I'll email you today, 'k!

  4. Hey Donna,
    Loving your creations my friend! Love the inspiration you give me to hit the craft room! LOL
    Have a very Merry Christmas.
    PS: that place had all the new Hero Arts stamps...maybe next time we can go together.

  5. Donna! I had to come back to look at your cards again and again! You simply are AWESOME and AMAZING with the cards and inspiration! I will be thinking of you under the hot hot sun! Merry Christmas, dear friend :)

  6. Thanks for your wonderful tips and techniques, I enjoyed Jennifer's stamp camp week too, so much inspiration to be had!! Love that water effect!!

  7. Thanks for sharing your projects with us are amazing. Merry christmas

  8. I really have problems to decide which stamps NOT to buy! I love your cards, you did a fab job with the new stamps!! The inspiration on all the blogs was amazing! I wish I had the time to comment on everyone, it would have been so well deserved!
    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, Donna!


  9. Hi, Donna! I just love the card and ATCs you made with Distress Inks and the row of houses stamp. The puffy hearts are perfect! :-)

  10. Donna, my wish list is loooooonger than you think.. LOL... Love Tim, too.. Thanks for sharing the technics. Your house card and the wallet are really really adorable...

  11. These were so lovely and fantastic for the blog hop! So glad you highlighted some of the new stamps as part of the hop!

  12. OH my ! These cards are gorgeous! At this rate I will never get to your blog hop cards! LOL! I love the blue and green background!!!!
    :-) Barbara