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Monday, December 12, 2011

New Hero Arts Goodies!!

Happy Monday! Did everyone have a wonderful, HeroArts-alicious weekend? New goodies hit the stores, you know. Like this fabbbbulous Newspaper Eiffel Tower background stamp THAT I ADORE!

I decided to dig out my Ranger alcohol inks and some glossy paper for this one - a technique that I don't play with nearly as often as I should, because the results are always stunning! The background stamp is embossed in black. I embossed the tower itself a second time, cut it out and popped it up.

I definitely see this background being combined with bike stamps in my future. I know this will be a big shock to some of you, but I happen to kinda enjoy bike races and le Tour de France. No, really!! ;-)

So being the good Hero Arts fanatic that I am, I headed over to Archivers on Saturday, so I could look at all the new goodies in person. I had already poured over the catalog oodles of times, but something about seeing them in person - perhaps fondling them just a little - is so much more fun.

The display of Clings nearly made me faint, I loved it so much...

And the woodblocks, oh the glorious woodblocks!!

I really love this one, hee hee. It's a real, functioning QR code!

As I was at the counter paying, I saw another woman come in, dragging her hubby with her. She had such a grin on her face as the clerk handed her a new catalog and she excitedly started thumbing through it. Her hubby didn't look nearly as excited, haha! But she saw me and we gave each other knowing smiles. WE knew what an exciting day it was!!

I tried to get a self-portrait of me with the stamps, but they all turned out horrid (think: way too many chins!). I guess I should have just asked someone to take one for me, but I felt silly. Not sure why, it's perfectly NORMAL to take your photo with stamps!!! At least in my world it is, hee hee! So instead I'll share this one of a happy girl in her car right after, still feeling the glow of all the fabulous new rubber. Sigh.

In case you missed it this weekend, Hero Arts shared a fantastic blog hop on Friday - so much inspiration, with lots of the new stamps in action, you don't want to miss it. AND - if you make it out to visit the new stamps, take your own photos. You could WIN LOTS OF STUFF!!

Thanks for stopping by,

  • Stamps: CG417 Newspaper Eiffel Tower from Hero Arts
  • Paper: Glossy cardstock, Hero Arts Aubergine
  • Ink: Versamark, Memento Sweet Plum, Ranger Adirondack alcohol inks (Eggplant, Stream, Meadow)
  • Other: Blending tool, Maya Road trim, Hero Arts pearls, black embossing powder, black Glaze pen (on Amour), Fiskars tag punch, May Arts satin ribbon


  1. Sweet Libby, I love your post today - you captured the feeling that so many of us had this weekend as we first viewed all the new stamps! Love your card today with the pretty rose border!!

  2. I resisted the urge to hit the LSS this weekend. And those stores KNOW the value of the fondle factor!

    Gorgeous card! GOR-JUS!

  3. Simply gorgeous card. Love the color combo. Into my cart that stamp goes :o)

  4. Libby, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love it so much! And loved reading about/seeing your "HeroArts-alicious" adventures! :)

  5. fun post and beautiful card...gotta get those alcohol inks out! gorgeous border and that Paris stamp has so much style! i'm putting together make n takes for the Hero Arts party at Stamp Fever, time to get crackin'.

  6. Oh gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Paris Paris... I have a feeling that this is gonna be a hit! Love the glow on your face, it has "stamps" written all over it! :)

  7. I LOVE all your new goodies:) LOVE that you were going to take a pic of you with the stamps--you should have! However, I love your pic that you did share:) You are super pretty and you look sooooooooo happy about your new goodies!!

    BEAUTIFUL card!!!

  8. Oh Libby! What a super fun post!! Love your beautiful Eiffel tower card! Can't wait to play with my New HA goodies soon!

  9. Oh Libby, gorgeous, gorgeous card! The bg looks wonderful and I love your embellishing! Sounds and looks like you had a fun Hero Art weekend:)

  10. LOL, ok, I laughed when you said you were going to combine this stamp with bikes. I'm still waiting for On the Go with the dies but that's what I'd totally do! ;)


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