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Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in Featured Friday Cardmaker, Stars and Stamps | 13 comments

Shari Carroll, Hero Arts Designer

Hero Arts is this week’s Birthday Bash sponsor and as you probably know they’ve partnered with OWH over the past year bringing us six fabulous fundraiser stamp sets. This week I have the pleasure of sharing some amazing cards created by a special guest, Hero Arts Designer and Digital Manager, Shari Carroll.  Shari has a fantastic blog, Shari Carroll…my world, that is not to be missed. (She’s got a book, pictures of her crafting space, information about classes and tons of wonderful inspiration… trust me you want to check it out!)

 

 

How long have you been stamping? I’ve been stamping for Hero Arts since 1989, 23 years.

Do you have a craft room or specific area where you stamp? I have a small studio just for stamping. It’s small but it’s home!

What are your favorite stamp products? My latest love is the New Hero Arts Mid-Tone inks. They stamp so smoothly with both red rubber and Clear stamps.

 

 

Do you have a favorite technique?  By far, my all time favorite technique is anything to have to do with white embossing and resist. I love the look of shiny white ink sitting next to vibrant colors.

Are there colors you love to include on your cards? I get teased a lot about always using BROWN. I love earth tones they are my “go to colors”.

How did you hear about Operation Write Home?  Jennifer McGuire told me about OWH. I’m a HUGE fan of our military personnel and the sacrifices they make.

 

 

What motivates you to make cards for our heroes? I’m a former dependant wife. I’m familiar with deployments and time away from loved ones. Having cards for our heroes to send back to their family is BRILLIANT!!! There is such limited supply for our deployed troops and having heartfelt handmade cards available for them is GENIUS!

 

 

 

13 Comments

  1. Love the Stump Sandy!

    • Ok, I was reading the post about OWHtv from last night, how did it go here?

      I do love your cards Shari! Love the mix of colors!

  2. Love your designs!!
    Especially like the clock patterned paper!
    Will have to pin that one for later~Thanks

  3. Thank you, Shari!! You never cease to amaze! I’m loving the mid-tone inks too!

  4. Sheri Your cards are beautiful I love Hero Arts flower stamps so I guess my favorite would be the flower one BUT they are all really nice. Thanks

  5. Love the cards and Hero Stamps

  6. I love your cards, Shari! It’s fun to see you on here when we just had you at the Kick Start class too! I love your flower card and I will be checking out your blog. Thank you for your support for our troops.

  7. These cards are just great and distinctly Shari’s cards. Her cards are always “just right” and perfect. OWH is a wonderful organization and I hope to be able to contribute some cards in the future! What a fun way to support those who give so much for us!

  8. I want to make cards like that!!! They are really great. Thanks for sharing.

  9. These cards are all fabulous Shari! Many thanks to you and everyone at Hero Arts for being so supportive of OWH.

  10. Lovely cards–my favorite is the clock one.

  11. Love the cards but it’s your special day I really love. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. Amazing cards, as always, Shari! I especially love the tidepool one with the clock! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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