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Saturday, December 29, 2012

More new Hero Arts stamps

Hi all - hope you're warm, wherever you are!   It's 16 degrees F here right now but that didn't stop me from running around today.  Headed right to Anchor Paper in St Paul when it opened - their newsletter said they'd have a large selection of new 2013 Hero Arts stamps.  Here's the display:

I was impressed with their supply of both clear and clings; they have quite a few that Archiver's didn't stock.  They didn't order any woodblock stamps this time though.  Here's what I brought home from Anchor Paper:

The garden clear set looked like a winner.  I saw the birthday candles used by Jennifer McGuire in this post - she colored them in such vibrant hues, I was inspired to get that cling set!  Thought the thanks postcard would be fun and I liked the flower background and leafy vines too.

Of course, there's an Archiver's not too far from St Paul in Roseville so I stopped in and picked up a few more 2013 Hero Arts stamps from my wish list:

A coworker's wife just had a baby so I couldn't resist the new baby background stamp "Our Baby".  Then I decided to pick up the new chevron cling called "Edgy Background" and a valentine/love stamp that I don't seem to find in the catalog.  It's styled like several of the new K size woodblocks.  Huh - I'll check with someone from Hero Arts - it's H5669 - they don't put the names on anymore, just the number.  I miss the name and have taken to writing it on the end with a Sharpie.

This morning I was up super early (3a.m.) making cards I need to mail by Monday.  Made an anniversary card for my sister and brother-in-law but forgot to photograph it.  Oh well... Then I played around with my Silhouette SD and cut some fun elements from a digital file called "Assorted Gentleman Dress Up" by Totally Jamie.  It reminded me so much of my friend Doug who has a birthday coming up on January 2nd.  I made him this card:

happy birthday Doug
He has that kind of handlebar mustache and sings in a comedy quartet that wears hats like these.  I had fun inking the white digi cuts with various Distress inks, stains and markers.  Love those new metallic stains - the eyeglasses have silver overlaid with bronze, nice shimmer in real life.  The hat texture is a fun basketweave and the bowtie is stamped with the new Hero Arts pinstripe.
Now I'm off to make a birthday card for my great-aunt who'll be 96 next week!  Thanks for stopping by - hope you're enjoying the weekend!!


Barb said...

Wow, what a great haul, Linda! And I love that adorable card - sounds like it'll be perfect for your friend! Happy New Year to you! :)

Dawn Turley said...

looks like you had fun choosing some really cool stamps Linda. Looking forward to see the results of your crafting!

Heather Maria said...

Brrr now that's cold, Linda! Hope you're tucked up warm and that it heats up a bit over there for you. Loved seeing the fab choices you made on your shopping spree - I'm sure you're going to have lots of fun getting inky! I wonder is the Valentine stamp an Archiver's exclusive, I don't remember seeing it in the catalogue you sent me either. But then of course I missed seeing the baby background too - that's so cute!

LOVE the card you created for Doug and I'm sure he will too! Brilliant colouring, texture and design!

Lin said...

Oh, that card is DARLING, Linda! And really enjoyed seeing your newest finds, too - can you believe I haven't been able to get out to see any of the new HA stamps? Hopefully within the next couple of weeks (I hope there's some left!) Happy New Year, my friend!

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Linda looks like you have had fun at the stamp stores, looking forward to seeing your new creations. Love your card what a fun design. Heres wishing you a very happy and creative New Year!!

Sue McRae said...

Look at all the wonderful HA stamps, I can't wait to get my hands on some!

Your card is so fun Linda, love the design!

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Robin K. said...

Whoo! Hoo! Look at all that new stampy goodness!!! Love the card!!!! I don't like making manly cards but that one looks like it was a blast to make!! Stay warm my friend:). It's a little warmer here- in the high 20's - but we're buried under at least a foot of snow. Hope you have a Happy New Year! Have fun creating with all your new goodies!!

Lucille K said...

This is such a funny and fabulous card, Linda. And, your haul today puts me to shame :) Wishing you and those you love a very happy & prosperous New Year 2013.

Greta said...

Wow--you made out on your shopping trip! I'm trying to cut back my spending so it's good I'm not close enough to go with you--LOL! That card is absolutely fabulous! So creative & perfect for the recipient! Happy New Year, Linda!