Monday, 21 January 2013

Hero Arts Golden Oldie


The current challenge at A Blog Named Hero is called Golden Oldie. The idea is to pull out one of our oldest stamps and use it. Back when I started stamping, there weren't as many stamp companies around - clear stamps were just starting up and many of the first stamps I purchased at my local scrapbooking store (now closed) were Hero Arts, including this 'celebrate', which I will never get rid of - it's a classic font and you can use it in so many ways!  I thought it would be fun to have The Stamps of Life balloons 'lifting' the sentiment.

Here's an example of where I used it ages ago, for my mom's 60th birthday party invitations:



For those of you who were interested, here's a more recent photo of my whole family, taken this year to mark our 15th wedding anniversary:



I think it's safe to say that next time we take a picture like this, I will be the short one in the front! lol!



15 comments:

Kelly Griglione said...

Ardyth, I love this!!! What a fun scene with your sentiment, plus I'm loving the whole diagonal thing in general. AND, I love even more that vintage Ardyth looks just as good as present-day Ardyth. You are just a natural talent!!

Thanks for sharing a photo of your lovely family ... I imagine that would be strange thinking you may be the shortest next time!

Gillian said...

What a great card &. Thanks for sharing your family pic with us

Vicky Hayes said...

What a fabulous new way to use your sentiment Ardyth! Love the family photo and know what you mean about being the short one in the front - I'm just waiting for my youngest to overtake me! Vicky x

Lynn said...

I love the way you turned the sentiment and used classic primary colors.

Love your family photo! And I'm with you on being the shortest...my little two have a ways to go but my 12 year old is about to pass me up!

Carol L said...

I love how you re-visited your older stamp and created something new and fun with it! I love the balloons, and your family photo is great!! I'm now shorter than my entire family too :)

Jackie said...

Wish I had more space in my craft area to pull some of my really old stamps out of storage. Your card is so effective at giving the illusion of the balloons lifting "celebrate" up into the air. So fun!

Laura B. said...

Love seeing your beautiful family!

Tracey McNeely said...

Ardyth your card is fantastic, I remember that stamp. A beautiful family photo.

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a fantastic way to display the word celebrate, especially for a birthday! It is EZACTLY what the word would ask you to do if it could speak!!

Thanks for sharing the updated photo, Ardy! Adorable! Alto, honestly, it looks like you photoshopped your wedding photo into it. What great genes not to age at all. (But you will definitely end up shortest!)

BTW, Kelly G. mentioned to me that the Anniversary link wouldn't let her link again after I told her you had fixed it. Thought you would like to know!

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Lucy Newton said...

Congrats on your anniversary!!! Your card is well designed and fun! Thanks for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero!!!

Aileen said...

Super use of your sentiment. Love the balloons floating it away. x

Bonnie said...

I love the balloons carrying the celebrate! What a fun card! Lovely family!

Jen W. said...

That is a fabulous font and I love how the word is floating away on the balloons! Love the 60th card too!

Lovely family pic!

mypapercraftworld said...

Both cards are very very cool ... colours on the earlier one, and whole design and idea on the latest, primary balloons lifting the sentiment are fabulous! Such a super photo of your family ... your lovely children are growing up beautifully! Anita :)