Hero Hostess Introductions Day 1!

Hi everyone! We’re so happy you’re here today! It’s a big day, and it’s going to be a big WEEK, as we introduce a new group of Hero Hostesses!! That’s right, the Hero Hostess sisterhood is growing…and we couldn’t be more excited!

What exactly is a Hero Hostess? While our Flickr group members and long-time blog readers are likely familiar with the Hostess program, here is a post with more information. Hero Hostesses are chosen for their wonderful contributions to the Hero Arts Flickr Group discussions and challenge submissions. Simply put — they inspire, they encourage, and they help make the Hero Arts community a special place. :)

So let’s jump right in and welcome our newest Hero Hostess…none other than Cheiron Brandon (cheironbrandon)! Just look at this beautiful friendship card she created for us today. Such a  lovely combination of stamps, die cuts, and colors! Perfect for Spring.

cheiron-hostessintro

Find out how to make this card — click for complete supplies and instructions.

Now, let’s get to know Cheiron with a little stamping Q & A!

How long have you been stamping and how did you get started? I started stamping in 2004 when a stamp store opened a mile down the street from my house. I took my first card making class there (using Hero Arts stamps) and have been stamping ever since.

When did you discover the Hero Arts blog and did you leap into the Flickr group right away too? I have been reading the Hero Arts blog for a few years now, but just started to participate in the flickr group in the beginning of 2011.

What is your favorite kind of card to stamp? My favorite type of card to stamp is a hello or thinking of you card. I love to send cards “just because”, it’s always nice to get something in the mail besides bills!

If you could have one “stamping wish” what would it be? My one stamping wish would be to have someone to clean up after me between projects!

You can find more of Cheiron’s work here at Flickr and on her blog. Cheiron, we’re honored to have you as a Hostess. Thank you!!

Tomorrow brings another Hero Hostess introduction…we’ll see you then!

Have a wonderful day,


Floral Vine Background (CG442) Stripes and Frame (657858) Hey Y'all (331073) Bold Pop Designs (657851) Mocha Folded Cards (PS563) Mocha Layering Paper (PS607)
Celadon Layering Paper (PS603) Carnation Layering Paper (PS597) Snow Layering Paper (PS610) Mixed Blush Buttons (CH258) Embossing Powder - White (PW110) Wet Cement Shadow Ink Mid-Tone (AF213)
Bubble Gum Shadow Ink Mid-Tone (AF208) VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad (VC250)

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87 Responses to “Hero Hostess Introductions Day 1!”

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    Lin said:

    YIPPEE - we’ve been too long without hostesses!! Welcome, Cheiron to the Order of the Apron- fantastic choice!! Can’t wait to see who else is in this class!

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    Sue D said:

    Very pretty–I like the button and twine on the butterfly.

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    Barb said:

    Yippee! I’m so glad you’ve decided to bring back the hostess program! You could not have chosen a better cardmaker than Cheiron! Her work is amazing and she’s been a bright spot in the Flickr group since she joined! Huge congrats to you, Cheiron - so exciting! :)

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    Dwita Siregar said:

    Congratulations Cheiron Brandon…. Worth time to express and to explore..

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    Judy said:

    Congratulations to Cheiron, on being a Hero hostess!! I love the floral vine background and the pretty spring colors on the
    card.

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    Kathy (krolski) said:

    Woohoo! Congrats Cheiron!! Love your card and learning more about you!

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    Emily Leiphart said:

    Hooray, how exciting! Congratulations, Cheiron! I love your beautiful card!

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    Jamie Greene said:

    I love your card Cheiron:)

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    judy jung said:

    So happy to have new members in the Order of the Apron! Welcome, Cheiron!! Love having the hostesses again!!

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    Gayatri said:

    Woohoo! Congrats, Cheiron! Love your work and your stamping wish. I too have the same wish :)

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    jenn shurkus said:

    whooo hooo cheiron :)

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    Maureen Morton said:

    You could not have selected a more wonderful hostess - Cheiron does it all - and with such style and grace. She has inspired me for a long time……one seriously talented and kind cookie! Congrats to her and to you.

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    Judy1223 said:

    Well, I am SO happy to see that you are inducting a new set of Hero Hostesses! Cherion is a great choice!!! I can’t wait to see who else has been chosen for this honor…the hostesses always do such a great job! Cherion, your card is delightful…as usual!

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    Pam Spradlin said:

    A very pretty card.

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    Jocelyn Olson said:

    Woo hoo, Cheiron! Congrats!!

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    Marcy K said:

    WOO HOO Cheiron! You look AMAZING in an apron and I know you’ll wear it proudly! So well deserved! Your card is beautiful - I adore those colors! Hugs, Marcy

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    Cindy C. said:

    Congrats Cheiron!! Very nice card!

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    Virginia L. said:

    YAY for HA hostesses! I miss having them around over Flickr! Congrats, Cheiron, to your new post and I can’t wait to meet the rest of the hosti! Thank you, Hero Arts, for making the Flickr group the best stamping group there is!

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    Glenda J said:

    A huge congrats to my good friend Cheiron! An honour well deserved. She is so talented and inspirational!

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    Kerry said:

    Congrats to Cheiron! I love her cards and think she’ll be a great Hostess.

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    AnitaRex said:

    So happy to see the Hero Hostesses sisterhood is growing! YAY Cherion! SO delighted for you! You are so talented and truly hostess material! :>

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    Miriam Prantner said:

    Congrats Cheiron!

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    Michelle Reaves said:

    Congratulations!!! Your card is just lovely!!

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    Kailash said:

    Congrats Cheiron, so happy for you, you are truly inspiring!!!

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    Jean said:

    Congrats, Cheiron! Looking forward, as always, to seeing your creations!

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    Jennifer S. said:

    Welcome to the new hostesses. And the card is just lovely!

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    Sue Givens said:

    Congratulations Cheiron–you are an inspiration and your cards are awesome. Looking forward to seeing more of your work. Love your card that is displayed today.

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    Michelle Liimatainen said:

    YAY!!! Congratulations to all the talented Hero Hostesses!!! You truly are an inspiration to all of us! :)

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    Lindsey said:

    A beautiful card and great introduction to Cheiron! Can’t wait to see more!

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    sally Sherfield said:

    Congratulations Cheiron, I know you will love every minute of your time as a hostess. Looking forward to seeing all of your creations!!

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    Jennifer said:

    Congratulations Cheiron!!!! So happy for you and love your card!!!

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    Chunyuan said:

    Congrats to Cheiron! She is so talented and love her style.

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    Lisa C said:

    Congratulations, Cheiron! Such a talented, inspiring addition to the Hostesses! This card is lovely - can’t wait to see what you do next! :)

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    Donna Hitz said:

    Congratulations, Cheiron! Can’t wait to see more! Beautiful card with such a lovely color combination!

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    nancyljk said:

    Congrats, Cheiron and welcome to the Order of the Apron! I’m so happy to see new Hostesses, they always add so much to the Flickr group experience. Can’t wait to welcome the rest of the new class!

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    Linda W. said:

    Welcome to the hosti sisterhood, Cheiron! You’re a great addition to our family - love your cards and all your sweet comments on Flickr. What a beautiful friendship card today - love the pop of the pink butterfly!

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    Maureen J. said:

    I laughed out loud when I read Cheiron’s wish. Whenever I finish a project I think to myself “Who made this big mess?”

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    Linda C. Baker said:

    So exciting! Congrats Cheiron! Looking forward to seeing more by you,.

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    Isha said:

    Congrats Cheiron…Love your work.

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    patscrap91 said:

    Congrats Cheiron ! Can’t wait to see more of your creations.

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    Weenie Thomas said:

    Congratulations Cheiron. looking forward to seeing more of your cards

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    Katie K said:

    Congrats! I’m looking forward to seeing all your work.

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    Jacqueline said:

    Huge congrats to you Cheiron - wishing you all the best for the coming months!

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    SherylH said:

    Congrats to Cheiron and thanks to HA for introducing me to another great blog!

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    Brenda said:

    Congratulations! Love your card and am looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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    donna mikasa said:

    Congratulatons, Cheiron! Welcome to the sisterhood! I know you’ll bring great ideas and lots of inspiration to the Flickr group. Can’t wait to see the rest of the hostesses!

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    Agata said:

    Congrats Cheiron! So happy for you!

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    Lai-Yoke said:

    Congrats Cheiron! Looking forward to see more of your creations!

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    Daria Z. said:

    Big congrats to you, Cheiron!

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    Ruby C said:

    What a beautiful card! Congrats Cheiron!

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    Heather Maria said:

    Cheiron, big, big congrats!!! I’m so delighted to see that you are a Hostess and know you will enjoy every minute of it! I always love your cards and this one is absolutely gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing your apron over in the group and finding out who else will be donning those aprons!

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    Elisabeth said:

    Woohooo, congrat Cheiron! Just adore your card!

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    Angie Hall said:

    Welcome to the Hostess group. Love this card. Thanks

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    Robin K said:

    Thrilled to see you introduced as one of the new hostesses Cheiron!! Welcome to the sisterhood :) I know you’ll enjoy your term as hostess as much as we’ll all enjoy having you!! Beautiful card to kick off this exciting week on the blog!!!

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    Dee in NH said:

    Congrats Cheiron!!

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    Cynthia B. said:

    Congrats, Cheiron! I’m totally with you on the clean-up wish. ;)

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    Emily h said:

    Congratulatins Cheiron!

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    charlene said:

    Yay–Cheiron is both talented and kind in her comments–she is a perfect choice! Congratulations, Cheiron!

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    Karen said:

    Congratulations on becoming a hostess Cheiron. Based on this lovely card, I am looking forward to more of your creations in the future.

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    Nan said:

    A very beautiful card! Congratulations!

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    Lisa (ThePurplePlace) said:

    Lovely card and a wonderful hostess! I great admire Cheiron and her amazing artistic skills. It’s a pleasure to see her being honored! ;)

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    julie said:

    Congrats, Cheiron!!! So excited for you!!! *hugs*

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    barbara lassiter said:

    Congratulations Cheiron! Your card is lovely and I look forward to seeing more of your work!

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    yvonne said:

    Love this card!

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    janet said:

    What lovely news, Cheiron - I am very excited for you! Beautiful card to initiate t your “term” - love the background, such a pretty contrast to the striped panel :) Have fun !!!

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    Pai said:

    CONGRATS Cheiron!!!!!!!!!

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    Jill said:

    Yay!!!! Big congratulations to you Cheiron! WELL deserved :)

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    Shelley R said:

    Congratulations Cheiron, it was great looking through your wonderful gallery!

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    Brenda Urbanik said:

    Congratulations to Cheiron, she is so talented!

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    Pamela Haskin said:

    Congratulations Cheiron! I just took a look at your work. It’s gorgeous!! I definitely need to check out the flicker group more. I’ve been reading the blog like you for a while. Didn’t realize all the activity over on Flicker. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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    Martha said:

    Congratulations, Cheiron! You will make a perfect hostess!
    Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations!

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    Dawn T said:

    congrats Cherion. Lovely card. You will be very inspiring

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    joy said:

    Congratulations, Cheiron! Your cards always inspire me!

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    Kathy H said:

    Hello and welcome!! I love your card and love what your stamping wish is…that’s mine too!!

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    kelly said:

    big congrats, cherion! :)

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    Gloria Moffatt said:

    Hi and congrats. Love your card and looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

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    Jen W. said:

    Congrats to Cheiron! A gorgeous card and I love the font on the sentiment!

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    Meghan said:

    Congratulations Cheiron - I couldn’t have chosen better if I chose a hostess myself. Can’t wait to see what visual treats you have in store for us! :)

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    Karen L K said:

    Congrats Cheiron! Nice card and I like that background.

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    Piali said:

    Congrats Cheiron!!!

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    Alice Wertz said:

    Congratulations, Cheiron! such a pretty card!

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    pelArgoNNiA said:

    Beautiful card! Congrats!

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    Sharon D from Canada said:

    YAY - it’s wonderful to see more aprons being handed out! BIG congrats, Cheiron!!! :)

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    Nona said:

    Congratulations, Cheiron! Love your card today :)

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    Trinh said:

    Congratulations, Cheiron! So happy for you!

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    Arlene said:

    Congratulations - first and foremost! I love your idea of having someone clean up after stamping time. Have a wonderful 3 months. It will go only too fast. :)

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    Cindy Groh said:

    Fabulous card with a wonderful design and colors.

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