Saturday, July 30, 2011

Thinking of You Roses and Hero Arts News

Hello, friends!  Wow, I'm still so happy about my day yesterday...still smiling!  Today I decided to make a card for the current CASE Study Challenge #50.  Check out this beautiful inspiration by Dawn Woleslagle:

I was immediately drawn to the lovely roses and the soft colors she pretty!  I made my card using a rose stamp by Inkadinkado and a sentiment by Hero Arts; I inked the rose with Marvy markers, spritzed with water, and stamped.  The border was made with a Martha Stewart Lace Doily punch.  My roses are not as crisp as Dawn's but I do like the muted water-color effect. 

Materials UsedMarkers: Marvy LePlume No. 4 Green, No. 57 Rose Pink. Stamps: rose by Inkadinkado (92219*X), sentiment from Hero Arts "Sending Smiles Messages" (CL490). Tools: Martha Stewart "Lace Doily" border punch; Crop-A-Dile corner rounder.

So, on to another topic.  Many of you know that Hero Arts is my favorite all-time stamp company in the world, right?   Have you heard about their new incentive program?  Here is what they posted at their blog the other day (click HERE for the direct link):

If you are published in a magazine using currently available Hero Arts stamps, we want to reward you. Here’s how!
 Simply let us know by sending a scan of the printed magazine page to Based on how prominent the Hero Arts product is, you will receive a bonus:
  • For the first four publications, you will receive free Hero Arts product of your choice based on the value as determined by Hero Arts.
  • After that, you will receive a monetary bonus! If the project features a bit of Hero Arts (sentiment only, for example) the value is $10. If the card is on the cover, you get $100. All other cards fall in between these values and will be determined by Hero Arts, with a typical card earning between $25-$50.
Is that awesome or WHAT?  I'm not actively trying to get cards published at this point, but you can be sure I'll be using my Hero Arts stamps if I ever do!  Really cool stuff right there.  What an awesome company.

OK, off to pick out paint for my bedroom...we're updating after 14 years!
Have a great day,


  1. Oh, how fun that you're painting your bedroom, Judy! I could use a change too!

    Hero Arts is awesome, aren't they? This will maybe be just the thing to boost my confidence enough to submit some cards!

    Love your gorgeous card! That rose stamp is so pretty! Good luck in the challenge! Hugs!

  2. This card is perfect, Judy! Love the softness of your roses, and the sentiment font couldn't be a better match!

    And AMEN to Hero Arts being the BEST! Who else is so generous?

  3. GORGEOUS Judy!!! WOW!!! My one and only pub card is HA, and I have already ordered my free stuff :) LOVE Hero Arts!!!

  4. Well I think your roses are perfect! Great choice of colors and Hero Arts is AWESOME! Good luck with painting your bedroom, so many will you ever choose?! Thank you too for the comment on my blog :)

  5. The flowers are sooo pretty! I love the watercolor technique! :> And congrats on your Moxie fab mention and less is more win!!! :>

  6. An amazing card Judy, just love the watercolour effect it's so soft and subtle.
    Good luck with the pain no gain!! You can tell I hate decorating :(
    Jenny x

  7. What a wonderful watercolour creation! The colours are beautiful too. Hope the painting went well! Thanks for joining us at CASE study.

  8. beautiful stamping with the roses, Judy! such a beautiful card and isn't Hero Arts the best? =)

  9. What a lovely design! Great, clean card :)

  10. what a fabulous effect the spritzing technique gives on the Roses, loving your colour selection too!
    Thanks for sharing at CASE study this week! :)

  11. Gorgeous card. I love the watercolor effect of your roses. It's so pretty. Ann


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