Sunday, February 12, 2012

New Stamps = New inspiration

I don't know about you but whenever I get something new, the old seems to come alive with it. I have the same with clothes as I do with stamps.... not that I am always adding to my collection mind you - no I am very careful when it comes down to purchasing a stamp because it has to be versatile! On the other hand, when a lovely blog reader decides to send you a new stamp - well, that is just a little bit of heaven on earth for me!


And thats what happened this week. Jill Wright sent me one of the new 2012 stamps from Hero Arts, the 'Frame with Scrolls'. It has given me loads of joy already! Actually she sent me a beautiful little package and spoiled me, I was really touched! Thank you Jill for bringing my inspiration and use of older stamps back to life again!


Here I used the frame twice and cut them out.


This one uses one of my favorite stamps all time, the Hydrangea from Hero Arts.

We are still having cold winds here, although the sun is shining. I am so thankful to God for a warm house to snuggle in against the cold!
Have a super week!!

27 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Jacqueline all these cards are stunning, I have now added that frame stamp to my wish list. Keep warm
Sallyx

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Dear Jacqueline, these are such a breath of fresh summer air on a very cold, chilly, damp UK day....so lovely, Thank you for giving me that
'summers day' feeling !!!!
love and hugs
chris richards
xxxxxxxxxx

Suzanne C said...

Wow! Great inspiration as you are making the most beautiful cards with your new stamp!

Anonymous said...

I just love your cards! these with the frames are a speciality of yours!
beautiful!
love Dee x

Elborgi said...

you did wonderful new cards!
Elma

Lin said...

Looks like you're going to get great mileage out of this one......love the card where you used it twice, but all of these are wonderful!

Yvonne Garner said...

Wow! A gorgeous stamp and so sweet for a friend to send it to you. I agree, a new stamp, embellishment, or clothing accessory, can energize you! Stay warm. Yvonne

Barb said...

These are all so beautiful, Jacqueline! Love the softness of the stamping and pretty colors along with the frame! Hugs to you! :)

Teresa said...

That beautiful cards! very delicate, I love the colors!
Have a nice day!

wilmi said...

Hoi Jaqueline,
Heb eerst weer eens een beetje bijgelezen op jouw blog. Ikliep een beetje achter. Te druk met genieten hier buiten! Het is nog lekker fris, maar waarschijnlijk de laatste echt koude dag hier. Momenteel sneeuwt het nog een beetje. Ik geniet er zo van!
Bij jullie wat minder koud. Maar ik ben jaloers op jouw achtertuin!! Wat mooi, die bergen! (heb nog nooit echte bergen in het echt gezien)
Je nieuwe stempel is ookheel mooi! Fijn dat je weer zo creatief bezig kunt zijn, ook in de keuken;)
Lieve groet,
Wilmi

Betty said...

especially love the hydrangea card - so pretty and soft - of course the "blues" are always my favorite colors.

Joanne Leddy said...

Your new scroll frame is gorgeous ... I can see you have found many new uses for it already. Each and every one is a beauty.

I love you new blog banner too!

Stella said...

Your cards always have a touch of classic elegance that I just love. The way you framed that hydrangea; oooh! Beauty in a very special way; both stamps are gorgeous!

Ros said...

Oh these are so beautiful ... how I love your style ... always so pretty and stunning

Sue said...

This is so you Jacqueline, the cards are soft and sweet, with great composition, just delightful.
Smiles:)

Hellemor said...

Oh, I love those stamped cards, and how you use your new stamp. You inspired me to use that new HAstamp. When I bought that stamp I thought of you. Thanks for the inspiration.

Faye said...

Your frame stamp is wonderfully utilized here, Jacqueline. How very beautiful your artwork is! I love the femininity, the elegance.

Jann said...

How very lovely--you combined the old and the new so beautifully!

JeanFB said...

Oh, these are so delicate and beautiful! I love what you do with your frame stamps. Stay warm!

Dawn said...

That stamp is Just You, Jacqueline. It really suits your style of card making and is perfect on all these cards. I really like your collages

Linda R said...

Well it looks like you are enjoying your new stamp. Your cards look wonderful.. What a fun gift..

Hugs, Linda

Ira said...

All of these gorgeous cards are totally Jacqueline, very elegant and tender... Love them!

Jill W. said...

Oh! These are beyond beautiful and I am so thrilled how you used the frame stamp! It is so "you" and I love how you created one of your stunning collage cards. This made my day!
What flower stamps did you use on the first card? Is it one stamp or a variety?

Tiffany said...

I really LOVE the blue droopy flowers, such a nice, soft touch to your collage! Isn't having new stamps to play with so wonderful! Happy Valentine's Day to you and hope you enjoy your week!

Sophie's Art said...

Wieder wunderschöne Karten, liebe Jaqueline.
Ich verfolge schon seit Jahren Deinen Blog und bewundere immer wieder Deine fantastischen Werke.
Und ich freue mich sehr, dass es Dir besser geht.
Ganz liebe Grüße von Sophie

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

So romantic. Love these cards.

Julie said...

Your cards are beautiful!