Today we’re rounding out our team with a stamper whose talent often leaves us in awe. She is a master of clean and simple style. Please help us welcome Suzanne Dahlberg. We cannot wait to see what she’ll do with our stamps over the coming months!
Hi! I am a native Bostonian who is lucky to be married to her best friend. I have a PhD in biostatistics and most of my work focuses on lung cancer research. I’ve been paper-crafting for 10 years, but I also love playing with our dog, cooking new recipes, and running at night. I’m a fan of “app scrapbooking” and Instagram, Sunday football, pretty much anything floral, and old fashioned chocolate brownies. The Hero Arts community is the best and I am so excited to be a part of it!
Hello stampers! In preparation for the launch of our shiny new website next week, we’ll be performing system maintenance on Thursday, August 27 at 5:00pm PDT. The site will be temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Today’s new Creative Team member is an exciting addition to the team. She’s a very loyal member of our Flickr group, and has won our blog challenges countless times. Every one of her creations makes us ooh and aah. We are beyond thrilled that she’ll be contributing regularly to our blog. Please welcome Jayne Nelson. You may know her as paperpicnic!
My name is Jayne Nelson and I am so honored to be part of the Hero Arts team! I was born in Kansas, raised in Iowa and after graduating college with Art and Computer Science degrees, I moved to Minnesota where I had a career in computer programming until I became a stay-at-home mom. I’ve been blessed with a very supportive husband and two amazing sons. I’ve been making cards and scrapbooks for many years. I discovered the online card-making community after taking a card class in 2012. I created an online gallery, entered my first Hero Arts challenge, began regularly posting cards in the Hero Arts Flickr group, and now I spend most of my free time stamping with my cherished Hero Arts supplies.
We are back with some more happy news! Our next Creative Team member spreads joy throughout the stamping community - through her kindness, her enthusiasm for stamping, and her passion for… coffee! Please help us welcome the Pacific Northwest’s own Amy Tsuruta!
Hello! My name is Amy Tsuruta and I live in the lovely state of Washington. I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of the Hero Arts Creative Team! I’ve been blogging for almost 8 years and love every minute of it. I’m happy to be a part of an awesome paper crafting community filled with wonderfully talented & kind people. This month we become empty nesters, both of my kids are college students. I work part-time at a Seattle start up biotech company. My free time is spent in my craft room or flying with my fiance in a RV-9a airplane.
The stamp Amy used on this card was an exclusive we made for a class Kelly Purkey taught at Impress in Seattle. You can see a photo of Amy and Kelly together on Amy’s blog.
Excitement is in the air these days at Hero Arts! Next week we’ll be launching our brand spankin’ new website (which we know you’re just going to love!). And to keep our new blog filled with creative ideas, this week we’re expanding our team! We’re thrilled that Yana Smakula and Mariana Grigsby will continue to inspire us with their beautiful creations! And four amazing new stampers will join them on our new Hero Arts Creative Team!
Today we introduce the wonderfully sweet and talented Clare Prezzia! We’ve been wanting Clare on our team for quite some time now. We’ve loved all of her creations she’s shared in the Hero Arts Flickr Pool, and she’s no stranger to winning our challenges! We initially invited her to join us a year ago, but she was off to study abroad in Europe. Now she’s back, and we’ve kept her seat warm!
I’m a pretty silly Catholic lady with awesome parents, eight nutty siblings, two practically perfect in-laws (going on three!), one adorable nephew and two nieces. Family is a BIG part of my life - it’s actually really hard for me to talk to new people without 89.43% of the conversation on my part being about my family’s crazy exploits. I’m currently studying Communication Arts at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and when I’m not studying or making cards, I’m either procrastinating, baking delectable morsels of deliciousness, playing the ol’ geetar, or messing around with a few of my siblings.
Hi everyone! We have some information to share with you as we approach the launch of our new website on September 1st. With this transition, there will be many exciting new features. At the same time, some old features will be going away, and sadly, the accounts used for favorites and wishlists on the current site are not something we can import. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
For those of you who would like to preserve your favorites from our current site, we suggest any of the following options prior to September 1st:
Pin your favorite ideas on a dedicated Pinterest board.
Save the photos to a folder on your computer.
Print the project page with supplies and instructions (look for the paper icon next to the heart, shown below.)
To save paper, you could also screenshot the project page with supplies and instructions and save it to your computer.
We look forward to sharing even more inspiration with you on the new heroarts.com!
Hi everyone! It’s Kelly here and today I am playing along with our new Makeover Challenge. I had fun rummaging through the Hero Arts idea gallery and when I came across the card below I knew just the stamp set I wanted to use to give it a fresh look. Here’s a look at my (very) old card…
I liked the square card size and layout, so I didn’t change much there. But I did want to freshen up the color scheme and decided to do a metallic monochromatic look.
I used a several new products from the 2015 Holiday Collection. First, that beautiful leaf image from the Autumn clear stamp set is embossed using the new Brass and Copper embossing powders. So gorgeous! And that subtle dotted background is the Dot Moire Bold Prints background, which is a versatile pattern that would work great for any occasion.
I continued with the metallic theme and die cut the word “hello” from some gold glitter paper. Then I added some gold thread and a scattering of sequins and gems to finish off the card!
Today I’m sharing how I made over a card that I thought could use an update. Since I like incorporating a technique into my cards, I simply changed the elements while keeping close to the original card design. Here’s the original card, previously shared here on the blog:
Hello! It’s Lucy here, and today I am sharing a card that I created to fit in with our current Makeover Challenge. The idea of this challenge is that you choose an old card or project, and recreate it with changes. Fun! So I chose this birthday card I created a little while ago:
A little line of stitching created ground for my panda to stand on. And some sequins give the card a little touch of sparkle.
I hope I have inspired you to play along with the challenge - it’s so easy (and fun) to recreate something you’ve already made. The deadline for entries is 20th September and as always, there are shopping sprees to be won. Yay!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great day.
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