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Sneak Peek and a Hoppy Announcement!

Friday, November 26th, 2010

When we showed you the peek this morning, did you guess… TYPEWRITER!?


Shari created this adorable card, featuring the soon-to-be-released CL483 Type. This set includes both the typewriter image and the “hello” message, as well as lots of other fun things that you’ll just have to wait a wee bit longer to see!

And now for that hoppy announcement…


We’d love to invite you to join us on December 10 for an even bigger peek at images from the new catalog!  We plan to have 24 participants joining us for the blog hop, including Hero Arts designers and friends. We’re so excited! We can’t wait for you to see everything!

Don’t forget about our free shipping promotion, going on through Sunday! Free shipping will automatically be applied to domestic orders of $50 or more. Visit our online store to take advantage of this deal - happy shopping!

Have a wonderful weekend,


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Watch it Wednesday with Pockets!

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Next month I’m planning on heading down south for a week of rest and relaxation…. well deserved in my mind… (if only it was Paris!). Anyways, I plan on hauling my sister down there with me and was scheming of how I could make my invitation interesting… the aha moment…
A POCKET! So I devised this card with an acetate pocket filled with the vacation details.


Card by Shari Carroll.  Click HERE for supplies and instructions.

Once I made the base card that I had stamped with Paris, I added more images from the Travel Journal set.  I colored the pieces, wrote my notes and tucked everything nicely into the clear pocket. Then I embellished with ribbons and art flowers.


Are you ready for another little sneak of what’s to come in September.  Ah yes…cold winter days… snow covered roofs… glimmering icicles…  It’s never to early to start planning for the holidays… or dreaming… is it?


Tomorrow we will announce the first round of winners for the July Challenge.  The second round of entries are due on the 29th of July which gives you all about another week.  Click HERE for all the contest details.

I’ll be seeing you on Friday with another pocket idea for someone really special to me.


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To you, from me…

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Welcome back for day three of our birthday party!  Here are some little tags.  Simple and cute.  Make a bunch of them and stash them away for last minute gifts!  Quick and easy touches add a lot - look how adorable the Happy Birthday Cupcakes message cloud looks by merely adding some color to the dots with a marker.  In a pinch for a card?  Just adhere one of these to a larger piece of card stock and voila - you’re good to go!


Tags by Sally Traidman.  Click HERE for complete supplies and instructions.

For our video today, I thought I would show you how to make an ultra simple gift card holder.  It is made from a regular 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock.  Our giant Happy Happy Birthday woodblock stamp makes a great birthday cake in seconds!  Add some “layers” with a scallop border punch and bling it up with lots of glitter glue!! A printed paper inside makes a nice contrast…or OF COURSE, you could stamp it!



Card by Sally Traidman.  Click HERE for complete supplies and instructions.

So, grab a piece of cake, a cup of coffee and start thinking about your challenge card.  Entries are due tomorrow night at 11:59 PST! (Click HERE for all the details.)  And be sure to stop back by tomorrow for our Social Club Thursday - maybe you’ll find your own creation here on the blog!


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Stamping Sunday

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Hello again! Before we wrap up the week, I wanted to share this delightful card from Jennifer McGuire that features a charming trio of hearts. Pink and red hearts are lovely, but why not mix it up with some fun and unexpected colors like she did here!? This card can be used throughout the whole year, long after our calendars have passed February 14.


You can find complete supplies and instructions for Jennifer’s card HERE. Enjoy!

Okay, that wraps up this exciting week of Hero Hostess announcements. Thanks so much for joining us all week long and for offering your kind words of congratulations to our new Hostesses. The friendship and support in this group is truly an inspiration. Thank you all!

Check back tomorrow morning as we welcome February with a fresh new monthly challenge. See you then!

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Wrapping up the Week

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Happy Saturday, everyone!  I hope you’re enjoying your holiday celebrations! Here’s a quick look back at some of the fun projects from the past week:


  • On Monday I shared Erin Lincoln’s gift box card that held a cute little pair of earrings.
  • On Tuesday Lucy Abrams and I brought you two takes on making cards that included a CD.
  • Wednesday was such fun with Nichol Magouirk’s video for creating a holiday thank you with a necklace inside.
  • And Thursday’s 2009 wrap up post was a tribute to this wonderful community and a creative year!

Thanks for all your amazing entries so far to the “cards that give” challenge.  The challenge is open until Sunday, so you still have time to enter. Click HERE for details.

Have a wonderful weekend and the happiest of holidays!


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What a fun week!

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Boy… this has been a fun week around here. Yesterday’s Blog Hop was SO much fun!  If you missed it, be sure to click HERE to start the hop from blog to blog.  There are lots of prizes along the way and still plenty of time left to comment for a chance to win!

And, today is the day that many stores are having their big Catalog Debut Preview Parties.  Many store are participating (click HERE to find one near you)… celebrating with giveaways, make and takes, treats and more.  We would LOVE to hear about the Preview Parties you all go to. In fact, take some photos!  They can be of the party you attended, the store, the stamps you bought, the make and takes you made - anything.  Share them over on our new Facebook page HERE by Monday — look in the left hand column for “fan photos”. We will pick a lucky winner of some new stamps!  I will take some photos and share them, too.  Such fun!

And since it is Saturday, here is a wrap-up of the “cards that give” projects I shared this week.  Remember - this is a two week challenge, so there will be more ideas next week!


  • On Monday I shared a gift card sleeve card and a money pocket treat.
  • Tuesday brought more pocket ideas… and inexpensive gift cards for loved ones.
  • Wednesday was such fun with a video for creating a snowman money scarf and a holiday money tree.
  • Friday was our big BLOG HOP!  Over 75 inspiring cards using NEW Hero Art stamps.

Thanks for joining me this week.  Hope your last minute holiday plans are going well.  Happy Stamping!

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The Buzz: Card of the Week

Monday, December 14th, 2009


Hello! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Today we have a wonderful holiday card from Jacki Jones to share with you. Doesn’t the Tree With Ornaments image look beautiful stamped and colored on kraft cardstock? The touches of white snow and glitter really make the image sing. Click HERE for more on Jacki’s card, and HERE to find the tree stamp in the store!


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2010 Catalog Sneak Peek Week Wrap-up

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

Wow, this week of sneak peeks has really flown by! Here’s a look back at the peeks:


  • Monday - I shared the Clear Design Sweet Wonderful You set
  • Tuesday - We peeked at the new Cling Heart Trio set
  • Wednesday - Todd was here with a great video chock full o’ sneaks + peeks, plus we introduced Hero Hues
  • Friday - we had a “home tour” with lots of great new house stamps

I hope you’ve been inspired by the sneak peeks to stamp a card or other project for the weekly challenge — click HERE for all the details.

I can’t wait until December 18th when the 2010 Catalog will debut and you can see all the NEW stamps, NEW Hero Hues line, and NEW accessories!  Have you made your plans to attend a 2010 Catalog Preview Party yet? If you’re near San Diego, California, check out The Stamp Addict! Here’s your party invitation:

The Stamp Addict invites you to join us for the Hero Arts 2010 debut with 4 Free Make-n-Takes on Saturday December 19th and 2 Free Make-n-Takes on Sunday December 20th! We will also have prize drawing giveaways both days for participants! All of the new product will be here, and rumor has it that Santa will be dropping by on Saturday to give some Hero Arts presents away!

Don’t miss this great event, and a chance to be one of the first people to get the Brand New Hero Arts Products including the new Clear sets, Wood stamps, Cling stamps, Gems, Papers, Inks and even the new catalog and idea book! Get one ticket for the prize drawing for each make-n-take you participate in and 1 for every Hero Arts product you purchase!

Wow, that sounds like so much fun!  Here are just a few scenes of their fabulous store:


Click HERE for The Stamp Addict’s address and phone number. Not near San Diego?  Find a party near you by clicking HERE. No parties in your area?  No worries!  Join us right here on the blog on December 18th.  We’re having a blog hop with special guests, prizes, and more peeks at all the new stamps!

Happy weekend hugs,

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Holiday Tag Week Wrap Up!

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Happy Saturday, everyone! I’m looking forward to creating some tags this weekend, how about you? Though I still have quite a bit of holiday shopping to take care of, I think some tag-making is in order so I’m all set when it’s time to wrap. (Love the wrapping part!)

Here’s a little look back at our week of tags from the Web Artists:


  • Monday - Folded tags from Kelly, hybrid tags from Lucy, and a shaker tag from Barbara
  • Tuesday - Photo tags from Sheri and Leslie
  • Wednesday - Shaped tags from Laura and Jacki, plus downloadable templates and video
  • Friday - Tag sets for gift giving from Kandis and Robyn

Big thanks to the Web Artists for sharing so many inspiring tag ideas! We hope you’ve been inspired to stamp something for the challenge and submit it to the Flickr group by Sunday night. For complete challenge details, click HERE. We look forward to seeing your tags!

Oh, and be sure to scroll down to the post below for our new blinkie giveaway — you could win a a great prize package featuring a 2010 Catalog and NEW 2010 stamps. Woohoo!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,

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It’s a wrap for Thanksgiving…

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Welcome weekend…everyone is scurrying around to stores for bargains and finding their way home from a busy last few days. We’ve gathered this week’s projects for you to gaze at if you haven’t already.


Congratulations to our “thankful” winners this week. Hope you had a glorious holiday.

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