Wednesday, July 13, 2011

finishing off the studio calico/hero arts blog hop


welcome! i hope you've had fun seeing how all the different designers have worked their own special style of magic with the new studio calico + hero arts stamps. what a fun combination, don't you think? i'm the last designer stop on the blog hop (but make sure you head back and answer the question on the SC blog as soon as you finish here...) and if you've been playing along this week, you already know the drill:
We're giving away FIVE Studio Calico + Hero Arts clear stamp sets for EACH day of the hop (Monday through Wednesday!) Just leave a comment on each stop in the hop and HA will pick a random winner from ALL of them! The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to WIN! Yay! Winners will be announced on Saturday, July 16.
and if you have no idea what i'm talking about, here's a list of places you should have already been:
1.  SC blog
2. Hero Blog 
3. Vee Jennings 
4. Kelly Purkey 
5. Kelly Rasmussen 
6. Sasha Farina 
studio calico teamed up with hero arts recently to bring their most popular designs to the scrapbooking/cardmaking world. some of the stamps have been hugely popular in past kits, some are brand new. designers from SC and HA got a chance to play with them for the hop. i made some book plates and a card with my sets. i have to admit, the book plates, although very simple, turned out way better than i ever imagined and make me very happy. the set called I LOVE BOOKS comes with three different "ex libris" images, i used two and made 6 of each. i colored the images with colored pencil and used paper from the memoir line to add more dimension. each book plate is actually two stamps, the "ex libris" image and the "this book belongs to..." image. cute, huh?



wrap them all together, tie some twine around them, finish with a chipboard button, and you've got a great teacher gift!



my second project is a card. and i finally made an acceptable looking paper rose! this set of stamps is called MY HAPPY. i embossed one of the circle designs and used one of the sentiment stamps. combined with the cupboard paper from memoirs and a rose made from homestead, i think it's a fun card.


thanks for joining me on the SC/HA blog hop, and don't forget to head back to the SC blog for a chance to win some of the new paper...

i'm busy getting ready for CHA and the august SC kit (LOVE), i'll be back with some sneaks, but you probably won't see much more of me after that :). bad blogger.

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Juanna Hope Sia said...

love the cards!

papirdiva said...

I love the flower you created, and not to mention, the stamps! Thank you for sharing :)

cutiephinphin said...

Love the projects you did... Somehow the book stamp is speaking to me...

Jane said...

Emily your work is lovely lucky teacher me thinks...

Ignas said...

Emily, love your cards. :)

Cheryl Lynn said...

very cute cards!

madoke said...

The book plates are really cute and I love the card. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win.

Marilyn said...

Bookplates, what a great idea. I love your flower too!

Dulce Silva said...

Really awesome these new stamps!

Tracey said...

WOWZERS!!! So pretty Emily! Thanks for such awesome inspiration :)

Fred said...

So lovely !!!!

Linn said...

awesome cards, i like the twine idea :) the paper rosette is so cute thanks for the inspiration

Anonymous said...

Great card.Thanks for a chance to win.

Janet said...

Awesome cards!I am loving those stamps!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love your details . . . the stitching and flower. Lovely sentiment too.

Kimberly B. said...

Love all the cards and especially the bookplates! Details are great!

Laura in CT said...

Great idea for a teacher gift, and your card rocks!

Karen said...

love it!!

isabel said...

just beautiful!

naomi_m said...

Very cute bookplates. Love the idea of using them for a gift.

Vitoria B said...

The stamps are so cute, and love your projects.

Angela said...

I love simple cards they are so cool and elegant, great card;-)

Gina said...

Very pretty!

Ellie A. said...

Wow & Wow I love these cards. They are so beautiful.

Kathy said...

I love your projects. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Katie said...

Love the CAS look and that gorgeous flower!

Amanda Johnson said...

Love these!! The bookplates are too cute, and I love your card! Great colors!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

These are so sweet love them!!!Thanks for sharing!!!

MandyKay said...

beautiful book plates and I love that card!

Melinda M. said...

Gasp...bookplates! I love them!

Anonymous said...

The bookplates are too cool!
Kirsten B in MN

Anne B. said...

LOVE the bright colors. Very cool and elegant cards.

Peggy said...

Great gift idea. Love the rolled flowers.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Ujjwal said...

Lovely! I love the teacher gift! its cool and love the idea of using the circle stamp around the flower!

Melissa Mann said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love them!

Jennifer Roach said...

That card is fabulous! Love the colours :)

Katie said...

What a cute idea for a Teacher gift! I love it!

Cheryl Husmann said...

ahhhh, the little cards are too cute! And I think it is wonderful that Hero and SC have teamed up!

Roxanne24 said...

Great ideas!! (CAN NOT wait for the August SC kit!!)

Kelly said...

very nice emily! love the sets.

stampinwithmb said...

The you are my happy card is beautiful.

Colleen C. said...

The card is beautiful. Love the paper rose.

Janet L. said...

Great projects and ideas! Both are sooooooo cute and cheery. Thanks for sharing.

Paulo said...

Love this blog hop, we see beautiful cards and beautiful stamps !

Tam said...

Oh, those bookplates are a wonderful idea! Gorgeous work, Emily!

Dori said...

Oh how I love the clean crisp feel of the card you made! The white background with the yellow and red is just divine!!
Great paper flower too!

Barb in VA said...

Love the rolled flower! Cute cards and I like how you photographed them.

patscrap91 said...

Very pretty. A good source of inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

scrap.fashion.makeup.hair said...

love everything!

Mumsie said...

Love your ideas! and I am loving those stamps.

Leah said...

love the little teacher gift idea!!

cravomama said...

Very cute projects... good job on the rose! Im gonna have to try and make one :)

Khloe said...

Lovely happy card!

btsoi. said...

The embossed circle backing your paper rose is gorgeous! Amazing what a beautiful stamp and some Zing! can do!

Lisa said...

This is a really nice card- love these colors together :)

marsha said...

The bookplates are awesom!

Denise said...

Love the colour combinations, beautiful!

Jenny said...

love both the bookplates and the beautiful card!

Shelley said...

Love it!!

joy said...

Bookplates and a card - great inspiration, Emily! HA and SC - super combination!!

c.darwin said...

Loving the library stamps!

Danielle said...

Love what you've made, especially that card! Such a beautiful combination of colors!

scarthur said...

Love the flower card! So pretty!!

Barb said...

Emily, what a perfect teacher gift idea! Love the way they turned out and your card is gorgeous! Love the red and yellow together!

lynda g said...

love the flower

Annette said...

Super cute cards..
Love your blog.
Thanks for sharing..

Mia said...

Love the projects you create Emily! Awesome use of the SC products & stamps!

mtscrapgal said...

Great project for any book lover. You are right the card is VERY cute. Thanks

ale said...

great gift idea, emily! i can't wait to get my "i love books" set, so i can make some of these.

Stella said...

I love your projects! They are all so bright and colorful.

Mernin said...

Cute book plates...what a great gift!

TinaM said...

The bookplates are adorable.

liberal sprinkles said...

ooh i love your bookplates!

Heather said...

Love the 'You are my happy' card. I think that's a stamp I need :)

Karen S. Imes said...

Very cute projects!!

pegg said...

Such bright happy projects! Love the fonts, the ideas... very excited for these stamps and SC papers!

Michelle*G said...

Love the bookplate gift idea! So cute! And I love the card you made.

Louise said...

Beautiful cards, love the elegance
Louise

Lori Y. said...

Beautiful cards. Can't wait for the stamps to be released. TFS

Krystal said...

I love the bookplates! My eldest daughter is addicted to reading and already has a little library even at 7. These would be perfect for her books. Wonderful creations.

Liz in MO said...

Oh Love your colors.

cheiron said...

Those bookplates are such a great teacher gift. Can't wait to get my hands on that set. Love the colors on your card too!

NinaSt said...

Your cards are great... as usual!

Sarah Webb said...

Love the colours and the designs! TFS!

sillypea said...

Wow - beautiful cards and beautiful embossing work here - love your tips always!

AScrappersDelight said...

Emily I love your cards! So bright and cheery!

Kimba's Kreations said...

I love that flower that you created!!! It adds to the card so well!

Jennifer Palmer said...

The flower looks great! I can never make those work!

Kirsty said...

Great work mle! Love it all :)

Judy1223 said...

Such BEAUTIFUL cards! Thanks for winding up today so beautifully!

Bridget said...

Your card isn't fun...it's gorgeous! I love the colors against the white. Beautiful.

Bridget N

Debbie said...

stunning as usual Miss Emily !~

AnilĂș Magloire said...

Ah, those bookplates are calling my name! You did an amazing job. Loved it all :-)

Lilith said...

Your cards are SO eye-catching. Simply GORGEOUS.

Sharon L-S said...

Love the book plates - great idea as a gift pack. The flower is awesome. I have problems getting mine to look anything but lopsided. A neat card. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah Pendergrast said...

What a simple and elegant card - just beautiful!

Brenna C said...

Love the book plates! What a fantastic teacher gift idea!

Jen said...

The paper flower is super cute & the bookplates are a great idea!

Jill said...

Love the gift idea

donald said...

Great idea - book plates - so pretty roo!

Princess said...

Your use of color and pattern...are nothing short of inspiring! Every element works together...on all your cards! Love it!

Janet said...

Great ideas and beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Great bookmark ideas. Your card is beautiful. Love all the new SC and HA stamps.

Margaret Kaznowska

shelly c said...

Love the cards you've created, they look wonderful!

Lin said...

Love, love, LOVE that book set! And your card is lovely. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Moi said...

The book set is amazing! and the card is so cheery!

anni said...

So pretty! Love the cards!

Allison Romero said...

LOVE the bookplates!

Christie said...

You make amazing cards, Em!! :) They are all so pretty.

Magdalena said...

Incredibly cute!

chksngr said...

Oh, your projects are so beautiful. I just love the elegant simplicity of them. SO beautiful!

April said...

Oh I love the idea of the book cards for a teacher gift!
- April W

Mandy said...

Love these! Awesome idea with the book cards! Cute card! Love these stamps!!

Jan Garber said...

Being a retired teacher, I'm not surprised that I'm drawn to those adorable book stamps! Your projects are all wonderful!

Sonia said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Melanie said...

What a neat idea for a teacher gift! Thanks for the idea and for showing more fun projects to use these great stamps!

Dao said...

Love your card! As long as you don't forget about us. :)

Virginia L. said...

Love the book plates and cards!! Your work are as delightful as can be!! Love them!

Carol said...

I love the paper flower on your card and the cheery, bright colors. Makes me happy!!

Natalie Elphinstone said...

Brilliant as always! LOL at your 'acceptable' rose!!! Your work is never anything less than marvellous and pure inspiration!!

Lisa said...

Fun projects!

Sandy said...

Adorable book plates . . . my daughter is a teacher and I'll have to make her some of those. Love the paper flower on the cute little card!

nicole said...

emily - awesome job! you're such a busy bee between your crafts and salmon-grilling. ;-)

Sandra B. said...

Love the book plates and the card! That flower is fab!

forpahl5 said...

I am so glad that I stumbled across this blog hop! the ideas are so wonderful!

Heather (goldiecar) said...

Those bookplates are adorable, but I really love your card!!

Corina T said...

I love your card and your paper rose! So pretty.

Sheri said...

book plates are great. love the card too.

Debstamps said...

Lovely creations!

Anna Seniw said...

Love your projects!

Anonymous said...

i'm a retired school teacher, so i think your bookplate teacher gift is awesome! and that is a great looking rose on the card!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Robyn said...

Too cute Emily! Love it!

pcm said...

love the bookplates!

WillieburgScrapper said...

The patterns in the papers and stamps are just so perfect! Fingers crossed! LOVE the Hero Arts/Studio Calico collaboration!

sandra said...

Love the cards! Thanks for a chance at some awesome giveaways!

Sarah said...

So fabulous, Emily. You're rocking the stamps.

gertinefromholland said...

Love your cards!

Anonymous said...

Love the classic colours on your card. Love the new stamp releases.
dianne l

Chari M. said...

Love the card, those colors together are perfect and the patterns work so beautifully

Gracie said...

Sweet work Emily!:)

mommakatx6 said...

Great projects, thanks for sharing.

Michelle Springer said...

Love the green flower on the last card!

Hollie said...

Love your cards! The card with the twine is ridiculously cute. :)

Leann said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

geng said...

simple card but adorable...love the flower border stamp..

Lisa C. said...

I'm so in love with that beautiful flower! Love all these stamps!

Nitasha said...

Oh, these cards are just beautiful! These stamps are amazing!

Jeanette Marchand said...

The book plates are great and the card is simply beautiful!

Suzanne S said...

beautiful projects, I love the paper flower you made.

Stevie K. said...

I just love that pretty flower you made! So cute!

Chris Dring said...

Gorgeous projects! That card is stunning!

Buffe said...

nice work

Nance said...

I love the teacher cards. Lucky her!

marcy said...

Oh Emily dear... you are amazing.

Cathy said...

Very sweet cards! Love those stamps! Have fun at CHA!!

Maureen Morton said...

Seriously? That flower is way better than "acceptable", it is amazing! And what cool bookplates - a lovely gift for the reader. Great inspiration! Thanks!

Owls in the Dark said...

Love your use of colors in the first card and the flower on the second card. Both cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your ideas using the new stamps!

Kimber-Leigh said...

i am SO excited by the bookplate stamps...can't wait to see them all! your designs are SO cute!!!

Carmen said...

The bookplate stamps are such a great idea! Very clever! Love the sentiment on your card so much!!

Jill Norwood said...

Love your project and card! Love the new stamps so much! Can't wait!

Ashley said...

Those bookplates are super cute!

Sandy said...

Really cute ideas! Thanks for your inspiration and the chance to win!

Kasey said...

Absolutely fabulous book plates & card!

Beastybunny said...

Love the projects! Great colors and images. Fantastic job!

CraftyDee said...

Great card, I love how the colours just pop!

Jodi A said...

Love the card ideas. Cute! Thanks for doing the blog jump!

nailgirl said...

your card is beautiful! love the paper roseette! and the book plates are simply gorgeous! can't wait to make some of my own!

VikkiCH said...

cute book plates - like lots!

Portlandmama said...

Cute projects! The teacher gift is such a great idea, can't wait to make my own :)

Krista said...

great projects. love the teacher gift idea and love love love the card.. the flower, the colors, the awesome embossed circle and the banner sentiment... awesome.

Dany said...

Dare I say they left the best for last??? LOVE!

Marti said...

Emily- I love the idea of using the book plate stamps for teacher gifts- thank you for sharing that idea! Beautiful card- digging the color combo! Thank you for the chance to win!

lam said...

beautiful cards you made

judy said...

I love your cards and bookplates! I
think bookplates make a wonderful
gift idea! Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win these
goodies.

Anonymous said...

Love the book plates!
kathy v kvaccaro@wisc.edu

Cyndee K. said...

What happy & sweet cards!

Monica said...

such sweet projects with these great new stamp sets. I especially love your little flower card.

Ai Yen said...

Love your card. Simple and elegant. 3 strong colours & 2 different shapes yet it all blended so well. :)

Lee Anne said...

Love the colors in your card! Great combo.

Lacey said...

Those are the cutest cards!! Great use of the stamps!

Latrice said...

Love those book plates and the card is really pretty.

Katarinafrejd@swipnet.se said...

Beautiful card and nice idea for the book labels.

Janel P said...

Gorgeous card!

Yvonne said...

So pretty :) x

Teresa W. said...

Very cute cards especially the flower one. Love the handmade flower.

StephD said...

Woot! I am so excited for these stamps! :)

Barbara said...

Love the bookplates and the card you made. And I loved this blog hop with Hero Arts and Studio Calico! It's been fun and informative!

Pat said...

VERY cute! Thanks for sharing!

CathyR said...

The book plates are so cute. I love the card, so bright and cheery.

Sarah said...

Love this card, the new stamps are fantastic!

Kelly in Canada said...

oh, mle, i love that flower.

Beth Ann said...

I love that set for book lovers! Great designs and a lovely card!

Maria McClure said...

very nice! the bookplates would make a fabulous gift for a good friend who generously lends her books all the time. thanks for the idea!

Mel said...

Love the detail on the card, and the Color combo is amazing. I'm really enjoying the patterned papers you are using as well, hope they are being released at CHA as well.

ArlaMo said...

Love the colors on your card, Emily! So bright and cheery!

Michelle C said...

The bookplates are such a cute gift idea. And the card is simple and cute.

Diana N. said...

Great cards! Wonderful stamping!

Deb said...

great idea for the bookplates! love them and your card.

Little T said...

Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

Lauren said...

Your paper flower/rose is adorable!

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