After a bit of a hiatus over Christmas, I'm finally getting back into the swing of things when it comes to the blog. Hope you like the posts!! Do leave a comment and let us know. While rooting through craft stores Stateside on that trip I've mentioned a few times :), I have to say I bought no rubber stamps at all. I wasn't inspired - until I came home to the shop and saw the new delivery in from Hero Arts. We're going to have to re-order again soon because I, and Di, and all of us - want to take them home for ourselves. Just some of the fantastic designs from their NEW catalogue are below - well...my favourites anyway :)
Clear Stamps - we love these so much - great value, easy to use, easy to place ..just fab. The first one titled "Friends Always" is SO good for your stash. Look at it - it covers birthday, congratulations, thank you, thinking of you, best wishes and then some more generic ones like a warm hello. It throws in an "&" for good measure too so you can say "Thinking of you & a Warm Hello". Fantastic. The next one we loved because so many Scrapbooking Layouts look great if you can mark them with a date - and this makes that so easy.
Next come the wooden stamps - still a quick and great staple for every stamper. I'm sure we're biased as two of us in the office have little boys, but this dinosaur stamp was just too good. Cheeky - could also be used for someone who's getting a bit older :) Lots of scope for colouring in with gel pens, paints or watercolour pencils. Speaking of which, a new departure for us - we just got in a brilliant Watercolour Wheel with 24 colours from Hero Arts. Perfect for colouring in all those stamped images.
I loved this strong flower image - in single or multiple inks at the corner of a card with a simple "Happy Birthday" at the top right - and you're done.
Last of my favourites - this set of 5 borders were so beautiful in their intricacy (plus two have no words at all so can be used in lots of ways) and were just *begging* for some Stickles Glitter Glue or dabs of fun Sakuras to finish them.
What do you think? Do you like them? What's your favourite Rubber Stamp brand? Tell us and we might get it in!!!