Monday, August 22, 2016

Hero Arts 2016 Winter Catalog Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I'm so excited today because I get to hop with HERO ARTS as they launch the Winter 2016 release in the Hero Arts store !!!!! So many absolutely WONDERFUL products I know you will love! So make sure you have a notepad to jot down all your favorites as you see them used in this hop. If you are doing the hop you should have come from  super talented Joan Bardee - if not, I suggest you pop over to Hero Arts and start from the beginning.



Watercolored Holly - Happy Holly Days











For my first card I used the beautiful holly stamp from CL998 Happy Holly Days. I stamped the holly four times with distress ink (antique linnen) and then watercolored them. But any type of coloring will be amazing with the images from this set! The sentiment is from the sweet new CM103 Holiday Animals

Supplies:
CL998 Happy Holly Days
CM103 Holiday Animals


Warm Wishes and Eskimo Kisses






Another super sweet set from the new catalog is the CL989 Warm Hugs. With just four of the stamps from that set I created this little arctic/winter scene. I started out by inking my sky background and then stamped and cut my images. I then cut some snowyhills from white cardstock and layered them so they would make a nice hilly scene for my images. When I knew how I wanted them I held them in place with some washitape and the bottom part of them all together. I stamped my sentiment to my sky bg and then adhered my hills with foam tape to get lots of dimension. The images are also attached with foam adhesive so even if it doesn't show in the picture it is a very 3d-y (!) card!

 


Supplies:
CL989 Warm Hugs
Ink: AF248India Ink Black



Vintage Tag






There are so many wonderful new sets in this Hero Arts launch - something for everyone and everyone's styles. I usually don't do vintage but couldn't resist playing with the beautiful stamps from
CL997 Color layering Snowy Tree and CM101 Vintage Christmas Wishes . For a super fast little Christmas gift get a vintage notebook and make a beautiful tag to go with it. For my tag I started out by stamping the snowman and then masked him with maskingpaper before I stamped the tree. I used ink for it and let that dry completely before I stamped the second layer, the snow with white pigment ink and embossed with white opaque embossing powder while the mask was still on.

I stamped my sentiment and then diecut my tag. Did you see the new Hero Arts nesting tag dies? They will be perfect for these kind of projects and so many sizes to choose from - just awesome!

I inked the edges with antique distress ink and then stamped some snowflakes afterwards. When I get the time I will stamp a whole forest of those beautiful trees - I just LOVE them!










Supplies:
CL997 Color layering Snowy Tree
CM101 Vintage Christmas Wishes
CM102 Vintage Christmas Post
Dies: DI197 Nesting Tag Dies
Embossing Powder: PW110 White
Ink: AF210 Field Greens, AF249 Unicorn White



Holiday Greetings (from San Francisco)





Last I couldn't help but share a card where I've combined  Kelly's San Francisco stamp with the sentiment from CM102 Vintage Christmas Post. I think they work so well together . The nesting rectangles that are released today too will be great for similar looking window designs.





Supplies:
CL971 Kelly's San Francisco
CM102 Vintage Christmas Post

Time to hop on to Amazing Yana Smakula but befor you leave I must make sure you know this (-: : Not only is there amazing talent and AWESOME inspiration in this hop - there is a great GIVEAWAY too:
Hero Arts will be giving away 3 $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop . So make sure to comment on everyone´s blog by Sunday, August 28 at 11:59pm PT. The winners will be announced the following week.


Here's the hop list:


The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Kathy Racoosin
Wanda Guess
 Lydia Fiedler
Alice Wertz
Amy Tan
Cheiron Brandon
Debbie Olson
 Laura Bassen
 Debby Hughes
 Heather Ruwe
 Ilina Crouse
 Isha Gupta
Jenn Shurkus
 Jessica Frost-Ballas
 Joan Bardee
 Karin Akesdotter
 Yana Smakula
 Kelly Rasmussen
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Mariana Grigsby
May Sukyong Park
 Libby Hickson


Have a wonderful day and a great inspiring hop!
Hugs, Karin

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Joni said...

I am always glad for tag ideas. Yours is adorable. Love the penguins on your card.

~amy~ said...

Karin!!!!!!
Your work is always so lovely! Loving all your projects for today!

Genevieve said...

Wow love the eskimo and San Francisco cards .you are amazing

JMcKnite said...

So many cool cards and different from each other. Very nice.

Robin said...

Love, love, love that vintage tag!!!

Shirley said...

Beautiful cards and tag...love all, especially the first card...awesome design as well as coloring!

Elizabeth Garcia said...

So many beautiful projects. I love your vintage tag.

Em said...

I love your cards especially the vintage look tag. That snowman is perfect.

Vicki said...

Great projects. Love them all. Hero Arts has knocked this catalog out of the park. Thanks!

Debra Rumpza said...

My favorite today is your watercolored holly!!

Chris Handy said...

Love your lovely holly card. Your coloring is so beautiful.

Cindy H. said...

Every one of these cards that you created is so beautiful! I must mention though that your cute little eskimo kisses brought a smile to my face - so cute!

Joan V said...

Everything is beautiful, but the watercolor holly is stunning. Thanks for the inspiration.

Pam Pam said...

Holly is my fav!

craftjunkiesc said...

My goodness, you've been busy. All your projects are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

pcm said...

beautiful projects!

paperpicnic said...

I adore each of these beautiful projects so much, Karin! Absolutely gorgeous!

Crafty Little Peach said...

So elegantly done! I love them all!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards and tag you created.

Elizabeth Knehans said...

My favorites are the beautiful watercolored holly card and the snowman tag! Love this release!

Gwen said...

LOVE your coloring on the holly! Awesome! All your cards are wonderful!

Barbara said...

Your cards and tags are lovely!

Debbie Selby said...

Loved the Eskimo card but then I saw the San Francisco card. Just so amazing.

Lauri Bacalzo said...

The Eskimo and penguins are adorable !
I love the San Francisco card,the colors are beautiful. A the old fashion look of the tag and the holly are my favorites.
Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ides :)

vicenta ghylin said...

Your cards are awesome. Thank you for sharing your designs and being part of the new winter release blog hop giveaway.

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE your vintage tag and the Eskimo card is adorable!!! My absolute favorite is the holly berry card!! Traditional, timeless and gorgeous! TFS!

greggers said...

Oh My Goodness! Your cards are wonderful, I fell in love with your designs from the first card to the last. Your talent is amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing, you are an inspiration.

Jennifer said...

Love everything that you've created!

Brenda in IN said...

Awesome is how I would describe this post. The holly card and eskimo cards are so pretty. The book and vintage tag really caught my eye. That tag is just gorgeous. Not flashy or blingy but just perfect. I love the little scene and soft colors.

Willnnabel said...

OMG what fabulous cards. LOVE the mistletoe card, I thought is was a print, its colored so well. Gosh you make me want this set!!! Great cards! Love this release, I want it all LOL!

I Card Everyone said...

I lost my heart at SanFrancisco... But every one before is charming!! xx
:)

Joanne said...

Wow, they are all so pretty I can't decide which one I like best!

Pam Spicer said...

Love your cards and tag!! Do you have a YouTube channel? Thanks for the inspiration!

loceanjo said...

Stunning cards and tag. U love them all, especially the first card.

Arlene Rose said...

Those houses are great. The way you colored and layered them...to beautiful!

Debbie said...

Love all the cards and tags. The water color holly one is just breath taking.

Sandy said...

I love the watercolor holly, and your vintage tag. Beautiful!

Peachitas said...

Oh your vintage tag is my favorite! I must get that set!

Peachitas said...

Oh your vintage tag is my favorite! I must get that set!

Bunny said...

These are beautiful, Karin. My favorite is the beautiful vintage Christmas post and the Kelly's San francisco stamp.

Momcat said...

Oh, my, what amazing cards! I love them all!

Andrea1702 said...

Beautiful cards! I love the first one - I'm a sucker for traditional Christmas cards, and your colors are gorgeous!

Stephanie Savidge said...

Love that vintage tag!

Penelope said...

You did such a lovely job on the watercoloring!

Macimbalo said...

So many beautiful projects! Loved them all, that tag is stunning so vintage! And your watercoloring on the first one is gorgeous!

Dawn Meade said...

I love everything vintage so you did an amazing job making your tag look soft and pretty. I'm going to have to invest in those tree stamps just because of you!

Cindi Hall said...

What a great idea-who doesn't love penguins? I also love the Christmas village!

Jimmie said...

Tags are so pretty....thanks for giving us such great ideas.

funkycrafter said...

what a lovely group of cards. such exquisite coloring too.

Karen said...

The holly is beautiful.

Constance Hildebrand said...

The happy holly is my favorite so far--will have to get it and get started now.

Charlene said...

So beautiful! I love the vintage inspired tag!

Judie said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colouring of the first one!

Teri Ann said...

Each of your cards are as beautiful, or more so, than the one before it!

Linda said...

Love all of your projects, but the first one is my favorite. So simple but elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Linda M said...

Your cards are always so beautiful and these are no exception! Thanks for this fabulous inspiration!

Betty Keefe said...

darling tag and love how you used the holly stamps - that set is on my list for sure

JimandPeg Zeleznik said...

All of your cards are just beautiful and so very elegant but I especially loved the vintage tag! It was simply wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Satori said...

Beautiful projects! You hit home with the vintage card!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love all your projects, Karin, but especially the colorful houses!!

Lindar said...

Absolutely love your Holly card, beautiful coloring, and the vintage tags are so sweet.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

The samples are all wonderful....wow...loved the snowman tag though....so soft and pretty.....thanks so much for sharing...hugs

Farmgirl said...

Love the tags, adorable. Love the watercolor stitched card. Like getting a handmade quilt piece. Beautiful

mumbird3 said...

The San Francisco stamp card is adorable!

Deeps said...

All of your creations are so beautiful. Love them all.

Leah Ann Gast said...

These are all great, but I gotta say the Eskimo card is my favorite!

Redanne said...

Wow, such a feast for the eyes! The holly card is stunning, your colouring, as always, is fantastic. I really do love the vintage tag too! x

Lake Lady said...

Elegant holly card!

Angie Williams said...

Love all your cards and the tag! Super, super pretty! I Love the Eskimo card it is my favorite one! Tfs

Pk Marchand said...

The Holly and berry card is beautiful and love your tags. Thanks

Kathy M said...

Could not pick a favorite love them all

sheron Egolf said...

All these cards are great!

conil said...

Oh my stars...can you get any more talented...I think NOT! Amazing projects...each and every one is a masterpiece.

Cathy Homan said...

So so cute~ I love the seals and eskimo card. Thank you for sharing!

Nana Griffin said...

A nice job on them all.

Sangeetha John said...

Wonderful....

Christy Q said...

Fantastic projects!!! your first card literally took my breath away with the perfection of the stamping.

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful projects, Karin, but your first card took my breath away!

Marilyn M. said...

Your cards are very nice and have such a vintage feel to them; great work.

BunnyD said...

Such beautiful cards! I love the holly one with its simplicity. Such lovely watercolouring! The San Francisco one reminds me of the colourful houses in Newfoundland in winter. Wind whipping at the windows.

Sue Smith said...

You have been busy :) Your 1st card took my breath away and brought back memories from my childhood. Not sure why it affected me this way, but wow, what memories. All your cards are stunning and such beautiful coloring.

Tami B. said...

I love holly so I can stop right now and be content because your holly card is absolutely breathtaking.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

All of your cards are just amazing & beautiful! I love the 3-D penguin card - so cute!

Russell Productions said...

Great cards and tags! Thanks for sharing.

Miriam Prantner said...

These are all wonderful, my favorite though is the first one, of course, since it's watercoloring and you are SO GOOD at that!

diane zalusky said...

The holly is really my style

Gretchen Wilson said...

Oh my that holly is absolutely stunning, your water coloring is perfect! Really like the SF houses, having been out there 3 years ago for a visit.
Great work on all the cards! I'm waiting for a video on some painting soon.
Hugs!

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

I love that first card. Such elegant simplicity!

Lisa said...

These are all incredible Karin! I adore your work!!

eliza said...

I love the coloring you did on the holly leaves! Perfect classic card for christmas!

McStamper said...

Love your cards, especially the house scene, and the beautiful tag.

sharon said...

Beautiful coloring, water?

stampwithsandy said...

What fabulous creations! I especially love the first one. The berries are so pretty!

Debra Davison said...

What lovely cards.. Especially love the tag on the book and also the houses on the hill card !! Great job !!

susan holston said...

I really love your watercolor of the holly...Neat antique tag....Hero Art has great stamps...

Holley Downs said...

Love all your cards!

craftymom205 said...

Gorgeous cards and tag.

Abby said...

Beautiful coloring.

Kathy Johnson said...

Beautiful cards! Love the holly!

Janet D. said...

Your works is always so lovely, I love your work!

Sue said...

Your cards are precious,but I'm loving the tags! Great art!

Marybeth said...

You know I love them all! The very last one is pure perfection!

Ashley Wells said...

The last card is so clean, simple, but super elegant! Perfect winter card!

Tracy Lustick said...

Karin Love your holly design ❤

Karen Tomisato Kanda said...

WOW! CAS! Great job! Well done!

Linda Whitaker said...

Love your cards the little animals and the holly especially. Great job thank you for sharing.

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my goodness Karin, very well done. Such amazingly beautiful cards.

cdselders said...

I love your vintage look! Wonderful.

Ann V said...

Love your cards. My favorite is the Eskimo Kisses.

Rema said...

Awesome new products and projects!

Dawn Y. said...

So much to love here, Karin! Your cards are just gorgeous! I love the elegant look of your holly card, the soft colors of the vintage tag, and the colorful charm of the San Francisco card. Love all of your work! ♡

Kathy H said...

Lovely cards! The leaves on your hollies look so real!

Casie Williams said...

Your Eskimo kisses card is really cute! I'd have to change things up a little. My Alaskan friends would let me know that the seal is accurate but the Eskimo's live at the top of the globe near the North Pole but the penguins, though adorable, live at South Pole. :D

Diane N. said...

The cards and tag are all so lovely, especially love the holly card.

Val said...

Beautiful cards, especially the holly card...Awesome!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love your Eskimo and penguin card the best!

Dottie Acosta said...

Really nice

Debbie Vasel said...

Love love love the penguin card!

judy said...

Beautiful cards and tag--thanks for the inspiration!!

sophigabi said...

Your last card is my absolutely favorite in all the blogs!!! Thanks for sharing the idea ❤️❤️❤️

Ann K said...

Fabulous cards - love them all. Wonderful inspiration for my holiday cards.

Amy C. said...

Beautiful projects! I love the diversity...cute to classic!

JanetB said...

I think your cards and your coloring are beautiful.

Marilyn said...

Love the Christmas Tag.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

That first card is superb!

Karen Wade said...

Cute creations! Love this release.

cindybearj said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous. The vintage look on the holly card and snowman tag makes me feel so cozy and nostalgic.

Gina said...

I'm loving the holly card, so clean and simple.

Kicki said...

Vilka fina kort!!!! Jag bara älskar det med järneken! De stämplarna tror jag att jag verkligen VILLHÖVER!!!!

Lynne B said...

Love your vintage tag.

Anna Tracy said...

Wow!!!! Your watercoloring on the holly is just amazing!

Nandini said...

Love all the cards. My favorite is the snowman tag. I love the vintage look of this stamp set.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!!!! Beautiful projects!!!

Diane Phillips said...

Your cards are just great! The Eskimo card is just so cute and fun, love it.

Laura Buehler said...

Your first card is downright elegant, and I really enjoyed all the other cards and tags as well.

Marcia said...

I so love watercolors and you really hit a home run with your cards!!

Woendi Levitt said...

Ohhhh I love your antique look of your tag-GORGEOUS. All your cards are beautiful. Anyone would be blessed to receive.

Cathy said...

Love them all but my favorite has to be the vintage tag, love the snowman & the tree!

QuilterLaura said...

Oh my, that holly card is amazing!

Marcie Lovett said...

So many great looks, but I really like that first one. Just so elegant.

Cindy C. said...

How lovely, your cards gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling!

{VICKI} said...

the first card is my fave
and LOVE the tag

Helen Gullett said...

So many gorgeous cards here... Love your coloring on the cards and the scene cards are fantastic.
THANK YOU for the inspirations!

Eileen said...

You do beautiful work! Just love all your cards.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards and tag are wonderful!!! Love them all and Hero Arts:)

Lori B said...

Your coloring of the holly leaves is just perfect! They almost look 3D. I also really like the vintage look of your tag. So glad I found your blog during the blog hop.

zgagi said...

Beautiful cards and the tag. Love them all, especially the first card, awesome coloring!

Kajcyika said...

Nicely done! Love it

eemel said...

Your cards are all so cute! I love your coloring on the first card and those beautiful skies!

FunctionofLight One said...

All of your projects are so lovely. Really classic.

Karen B. said...

Wow what a showcase of amazing projects! Love all of them.

Susan Eliot said...

Just love each of your creations! Thanks so much for sharing!

Evelyn said...

Oh my, your things are lovely. The tags are so pretty, the houses are good, the seals are fun but the holly is over the top - so very, very nice!! Your coloring is great!

Kathy Thisted said...

Awesome cards. Love your clean elegant style.

Sarah Thomson said...

Your watercolouring on the first card is just amazing. And the San Francisco card is just so pretty.

Beth H. said...

OMG - these are amazing! Your watercoloring looks so realistic! Love the houses on the hill layout and dimension.

Tallie Corner said...

One thing I really love about blog hops is that you get to find some wonderful new artists. I really like the watercolour style. Fabulous cards!

Scraplea 1 said...

Wow! Awesome project with this great new Hero Arts release. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop.

Dana said...

Wow!! Love them all! Just beautiful!!

Janelle said...

I'm in love with your 'traditional' looks...the holly card is just beautiful and your snowman tag is wonderful.

CathyL said...

The holly card is especially lovely!

Donna B. said...

Gorgeous cards!! I NEED this whole release! Thanks for the inspiration!!

turk1002 said...

Love all your beautiful clean and simple cards. Thank you for the inspiration.

Debbie B said...

Great cards! Cant wait to get my stamps! TFS!

Debbie B said...

Great cards! Cant wait to get my stamps! TFS!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards and tags , love your coloring!

Katie M said...

Very nice designs!

joy said...

Love your cards! Love the new release.

Kitty Tatman said...

Your coloring on the holly is amazing. I love how the San Francisco street nestles perfectly in the window! Simple and elegant

Freda said...

Gorgeous colouring! My fave is the last one.

papertrailofeurphoria Aitken said...

Love the San Fran card. So adorable and such detail. Thanks for the inspiration

Yvonne B. said...

A wonderful group of cards! I really like the snowman tag you've created so much! It has a lovely vintage look and your shading is lovely.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful work!

SHartl said...

All of your cards are just amazing but I especially love the watercolored holly leaves and berries. Your coloring technique is so beautiful

Gabi MeWi said...

All cards are gorgeous, but my fav-one is the SanFran-card.

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful creations!!

Evelyn vasquez said...

All so lovely.

Michele K. Henderson said...

Your cards are so gorgeous! Beautiful color and the images are amazing! Fantastic!

Sue D said...

Enjoyed all your card/tag projects. TFS. I love the vintage/classic look of the holly card and the snowman tag; but then the San Francisco card is so lovely with its bright colors and the dimensional aspects you've incorporated. WOW, and again, thanks for the inspiration.

Isabelle Siry said...

What gorgeous projects ! So many and so different ! I especially love the holly card, the Eskimo kisses and San Francisco greetings ! What a wonderful work you've done ! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. Izzy Scrap

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful coloring. TFS

michemilie said...

You are a fierce cardmaker!!! Beautiful........simple with great impact! Love love love your cards!

Diann Brodnax said...

Wow .... beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing :)

Shelley E said...

Wonderful cards, especially the SF stamped one since that is my home town!

Marta said...

The coloring of the holly is stunning.

Pam Joiner said...

Beautiful work! I especially like the holly and houses cards! Simple yet stunning! And since I love vintage, gotta say the tag is gorgeous!

Mary Holshouser said...

So many wonderful projects.
The penguin card made me feel the cold.
the AC is running again because summer returned
today.
Love the holly card. Fantastic coloring.
thanks for sharing.

Linda Anderson said...

Great stuff! Love them all!!

mtscrapgal said...

All your projects are outsanding but my fave is the holy "wreath". Your coloring is so gorgeous. The berries just pop with the details you included

Lindsay S said...

Love the realistic looking holly!

Laceysocks said...

What fun cards and tag! I especially love the look of the holly card. Thank you for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Your cards are lovely, and I really like the snowman tag.
Thank you for the inspiration!

Kim Faucher said...

So many elegant designs. You make it look so easy but they are so lovely and detailed

Daria Z. said...

Karin, your cards and tag are just wonderful. The first card is just stunning.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are so pretty! I love the background with the Eskimo!

Brenda said...

Love any holly card, but these are especially beautiful.

Mitzi said...

Boy! I wish I could watercolor like you. That card is gorgeous! But I also like the tag gift idea and the townline card is lovely also.

Mary Alice Varallo said...

All your cards are great but I really like the holly and snowman cards! Thanks for sharing

Jennifer Bishop said...

I love your holly card! Thanks for sharing!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous coloring on your beautiful cards and tag! Love that last card with the SF scene!

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