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Lots of winners!

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015


Hi there! We’re back today to announce the lucky winners of our blog hop and Clearly Kelly giveaways. Thank you to everyone who entered! We really enjoyed reading through all of your comments and can’t thank you enough for your feedback and support. If you see your name/comment below, please email and we’ll get you all set up with your prize.

Blog Hop Winners:

  • Kimberly Eddy (February 17, 2015 at 3:40 am on Donna Mikasa’s blog) - “Love the background Donna!! I agree with you this sentiment is one that is ‘needed’! So glad you are on the Hero Arts team!!”
  • Karen L K (February 20, 2015 at 2:14 am on Emily Leiphart’s blog) - “What a cute card. You just made those cactus come alive! Interesting background too.”
  • Sarah Ashley Posch (February 21, 2015 at 4:12 pm on Sue McRae’s blog) - “I always love watercolor, but your gilding as well really makes it stand out.”

Clearly Kelly Winner:

  • Brenda Lee (February 13th, 2015 at 12:34 pm) - “I am in the process of getting supplies to make my own planner/art journal. I’m so glad to see this post…love Kelly Purkey goodies! I would love to give the wallets a try. Thanks for the chance to win. :)”


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Clearly Kelly is Here!

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015


Hello everyone! We’re super excited to let you know that the new Clearly Kelly products are now available right here in the Hero Arts shop!

Hero Arts + Kelly Purkey

Click HERE to browse the entire Clearly Kelly collection, including:

  • Clear stamps
  • Woodblock stamp sets
  • Cling stamp backgrounds
  • Stamp & Cut sets
  • Stencils
  • Paper pad
  • Sticky notes
  • Wallet system

So. Much. Goodness!

Now here’s Kelly herself with a video — take it away, Kelly!

Hi everyone, it’s Kelly Purkey with a video to share. This is a quick look at the different pieces in the Clearly Kelly Wallet System, including the inserts and the 4×6 paper pad. I hope that it will help give you a better idea of how it all fits together and will be the perfect way for you to document and get things done in a quick + easy way!

(If you are having problems viewing this video, please try watching it HERE on YouTube.)

Here’s a closer look at the Wallet System and the sticky notes. You can see how well they go together! Use the sticky notes to mark pages in Kelly’s Weekly Wallet Calendar like so:

Clearly Kelly Wallet System & Sticky Notes

Oh yes, please!

Now for a closer look at Kelly’s Designer Papers. As Kelly mentioned, these are super high quality, thick 4×6 papers with a pattern on one side and a solid color on the other that’s perfect for stamping:

Kelly Purkey Papers & Stamps

We can’t wait to share even more Clearly Kelly projects with you here on the blog in the weeks to come. There are some awesome cling background stamps and stencils in the line that are perfect for cardmakers too!

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Pick 5 + 2 Giveaway Winner

Monday, February 9th, 2015


WOW. You all came up with so many creative ideas for using the Monogram Letters Collection on our Pick 5 + 2 Giveaway post! We’re ready to monogram everything in sight. Thank you for taking the time to comment and share!

The randomly picked prize winner is Dottie J (comment #183) who shared this great idea: “I would use them for gift tags. One of my favorite ways to tag a gift, even at Christmas, is to use the person’s initial or monogram.”

Dottie, please send an email to and let us know which stamps and inks you have chosen and we’ll send those right out to you. Enjoy!

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Sticky Post: Nature Challenge

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Looking for the link to our current challenge? Click HERE for all the details! We will keep this post at the top of the blog so that you can easily find the challenge when you are ready to link up your projects for a chance to win. New blog content will continue each weekday right below this post — be sure to scroll down so you don’t miss a thing. Happy stamping!

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Nature Challenge

Monday, February 2nd, 2015


“Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.”
— William Wordsworth

A new challenge has begun! We invite you to pull out your stamps and play along, with nature as your guide. Create a project inspired by nature and you could win a Hero Arts shopping spree!

Flowers, trees, grass, cacti, succulents, animals, insects, water, mountains, sky, leaves, snowflakes…if it’s part of the natural world, it’s perfect for this challenge. Cards, scrapbook pages, mixed media, and DIY projects are all welcome! ***Please use at least one Hero Arts stamp or digital image on each project you submit.***

BIG PRIZES! At the conclusion of the challenge, we will select five winners (four of our favorite projects; one randomly chosen) and award each a $30 Hero Arts Online Store shopping spree with free shipping. Winners will be able to select any products offered in the online store.

Ready to play along? Enter as many times as you like, now through March 20, 2015, by adding your new project links below via the InLinkz tool. (Look for the blue “Add Your Link” button.)

Happy stamping!

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Pick 5 + 2 Giveaway!

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Happy Friday! How about an awesome GIVEAWAY to celebrate the end of the week? Today we’re giving you a chance to win your choice of any five stamps from our new Monogram Letters Collection + any two Hero Arts inks!


Check out the full monogram collection in store HERE and think of all the creative ways you could use it! Did you know that in addition to uppercase and lowercase letters, the collection also includes several “extras” like stencils, punctuation stamps, and frame stamps? Use them along with the letters to make a statement, or pair them up with other stamps for endless possibilities.


For a chance to win the “Pick 5 + 2″ giveaway, simply leave a comment here and share one creative way you could use the Monogram Letters Collection. One winner will be chosen at random and will receive five monogram collection stamps and two inks of their choice! The giveaway is open a full week — until 8:00 pm PST on Friday, February 6th. Check back to see if you’re the lucky winner.

Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

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Catalog Reveal Giveaway Winners!

Friday, January 16th, 2015


Before we head into the weekend, we have some happy news to share — the winners of this week’s catalog reveal giveaways! Big thanks to all of you who joined in the reveal excitement and shared your comments with us. We appreciate your support and enthusiasm!

Drumroll, please. It’s time to announce those winners!!

First, the 2015 Spring Catalog giveaway goes to…

  • Debbie Lou with comment #264 on January 13th, 2015 at 7:17 am: “This is a great spring catalog! Makes me think spring right now. My favorites are the cactus set and the Operation Write Home stitched animals.”

And the Clearly Kelly giveaway goes to…

  • Tammie Koehnen with comment #111 on January 14th, 2015 at 6:51 am: “Really love the wallet systems stamps, I’ve never heard of that and it looks like something I would really like to try!”

Ladies, please contact us at, and we’ll get you set up with your prizes. Congratulations!

If you didn’t have a chance to check out the two new catalogs, we have provided links below. Just click on the covers to be taken directly to the digital versions. For those of you who have asked about purchasing hard copies, the catalogs will be available in our online store next week. Products from both catalog begin shipping out to stores in early February. It won’t be long!


Thanks again and enjoy the weekend!

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The Clearly Kelly Catalog is Here…Along with a Giveaway!

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Welcome back! Yesterday we showed you our new 2015 Spring Catalog and today we’re following it up with another treat — the full reveal of the Clearly Kelly line! Hero Arts has collaborated with Kelly Purkey to bring you this collection that’s perfect for use in Project Life albums, pocket style albums, traditional scrapbooks, mini albums, planners, and more!

You can see everything in the catalog by clicking HERE or on the image below.


Highlights include:

  • 8 Clear stamp sets (3″x4″)
  • 6 Woodblock sets
  • 2 Stamp & Cut sets
  • 3 Cling background stamps
  • 2 Stencils
  • Wallet system
  • Paper pad (4″x6″)
  • And even sticky notes!

Noell Hyman from Paperclipping stopped by the Hero Arts booth at CHA to view the new collection. Would you like a closer look? Check out the video below (or here at Paperclipping) to hear all about it from KP herself. We just love the mini album she created with the wallet system — so innovative and fun!

What are your favorites from the Clearly Kelly line? We’d love to hear! Leave a comment below and we’ll pick one lucky winner at random and send her/him two of the new Clearly Kelly stamp sets! The giveaway is open until 11:59pm PST on Wednesday, January 14th. The winner will be announced here on the blog on Friday. Good luck!

The Clearly Kelly collection begins shipping to your favorite local stamp stores February 2nd, and will be available in the Hero Arts Online Store February 24th. (Local stamp stores fulfill your orders from the online store, so we allow time for them to get them in stock.)

We want to thank you all for sharing your time and your comments with us during the past week as we’ve revealed our brand new collections. Knowing how much you enjoy seeing the designs makes us that much more excited. We can’t wait to see what you do with them. 2015 is going to be amazing!!

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2015 Spring Catalog Reveal & Giveaway

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Hello stampers! Can you guess what’s here today? As promised, it’s none other than our NEW 2015 Spring Catalog! The catalog debuted at the Craft & Hobby Association Trade Show over the weekend, and today we’re so excited to share it here in FULL with you!

You can see everything now by clicking HERE or on the image below.


We hope you love it just as much as we do! Once you’ve had a chance to browse the pages of the digital catalog, we’d love to hear which new products are tops on your wish list. Let us know by leaving a comment below this post and we’ll pick a commenter at random to receive a $25 Hero Arts shopping spree. It’s that easy! The giveaway is open until 11:59pm PST on Wednesday, January 14th.

Wondering when you’ll be able to get your inky fingers on the new goodies? The new 2015 Spring Catalog products start shipping February 2nd to your favorite local stamp stores. It won’t be long! The products will also be available in the Hero Arts Online Store starting February 17th.

Thanks so much for stopping by. (Don’t forget to leave your comment for a chance to win!)

Have a wonderful day,

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Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 1st, 2015


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