Thank you to Mama Elephant, Shari Carroll, and others for naming Hero Arts in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We accept, and will donate $100 for each challenge we received. Aaron, on vacation at the Grand Canyon, will now perform the ritual as seen on video. And we now challenge April or Greg Foster of Studio Calico!
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We have some exciting news to share with you today! We recently invited five fabulous stampers to share their talent and creativity with us here on the blog. Today we welcome them with open arms to the Hero Arts family!
Please help us to welcome… Cheiron Brandon!
I have been stamping and making cards since I took my first card making class in 2004. I teach monthly card making classes at The Ink Pad in NYC and One Little Spark in Little Egg Harbor, NJ. My card creations have been published in Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine. I recently started art journaling and love mixing those techniques into my cards. By day, I work in the financial district and love coming home at night to relax at my craft table. I live in New Jersey with my husband Paul and our adorable rescue dog Big Boy.
Please help us to welcome… Donna Mikasa!
Aloha! I’m Donna Mikasa and I’m still pinching myself because I can’t believe that I’m in the company of amazing card designers, as a Hero Arts artist! I was born and raised in Hawaii on the island of Oahu, married to my high school sweetheart and we are the parents of two grown daughters. I’ve been stamping for many years and Hero Arts stamps have always been an arm’s length away on my craft table. I’m looking forward to working with Cheiron, Mariana, Wida, and Yana and sharing Hero Arts goodness with you!
Please help us to welcome… Mariana Grigsby!
I am originally from Mexico where I grew up. I have always enjoyed creating with my hands for as long as I can remember. That was one of the reasons that years later I went to college to become a Graphic Designer. I have lived in Northern Illinois with my husband and our two boys since 2005. That same year, I started being a stay-at-home mom and discovered the scrapbooking world. My first steps were creating scrapbook pages, and then, I began attending card workshops. Stamping became a great way to keep feeding my creative spirit! In 2009, I started blogging to participate in challenges on the Internet. Thanks to that, I have met many wonderful crafters from around the world. I have been fortunate to have some of my cards published in magazines like Paper Crafts and Cards. I was also one of the winners of Paper Crafts 2011 Stamping Royalty Contest, which made me very proud. Stamping makes me smile, and I love that my cards make others smile too!
Please help us to welcome… Wida Miller!
My name is Wida (pronounced Wee-dah) Miller and well I really just can’t believe I am part of the Hero Arts family! I am 38, a mother of 4, happily married for 15 years, and a cardiology nurse practitioner, my dream job! I began scrapbooking with the birth of my daughter and added card making a few years later. I started blogging in January of 2012 and was a challenge junkie for a long time! My first win was for this card on the Hero Arts blog. The stamp set was one I bought thanks to this video by Kristina Werner. I remember waking up to many comments on my blog congratulating me. It was then that I realized how wonderful and supportive the paper crafting community is. So you see, Hero Arts will always have a special place in my heart.
Please help us to welcome… Yana Smakula! (And as an added bonus, stop by Yana’s blog to watch how she created her card!)
My name is Yana Smakula, I’m 20-something years old and I’m from Ukraine. I’ve been married for a little bit over two years now, no kids but we do have two black cats and we can’t live without them! I love to travel across the world and meet new people, discover new cultures and just explore. So far together with my husband we’ve been to a few places in Europe (Poland, Czech Republic and UK), Africa (Egypt, Tunisia and Israel), Asia (China and Sri Lanka) and USA. Our next dream destination is Madagascar, I hear the nature there is simply breathtaking! I used to live in USA (in Las Vegas, NV) when I was teen and I fell in love with this country (I was a foreign exchange high school student). I enjoy scrapbooking and I mostly scrapbook about our travels (I often take long pauses from scrapbooking when I have no new travel photos to scrapbook). My other passion is cardmaking – I enjoy trying new products and techniques, experimenting and creating in different styles. I’m very much into stamping and die cutting although I never really though I was until I took a closer look at my cards and noticed almost all of them use stamps and dies!
We are so happy to have these amazing ladies joining us, and cannot wait to see what they share over the coming months! You’ll be able to see them work their magic with the brand new holiday stamps for a full week in September… we can’t wait!
Hello! We’re back to announce the winners of our holiday sneak peek giveaways — 8 winners in all! Congratulations to:
- Peek #1 - Comment #33 from paperpicnic (July 28th, 2014 at 6:27 am)
- Peek #2 - Comment #223 from Mariana Maya (August 14th, 2014 at 9:17 am)
- Peek #3 - Comment #145 from Kim Klinkovsky-My Kraft Kloset (August 8th, 2014 at 12:04 pm)
- Peek #4 - Comment #18 from Barb (August 5th, 2014 at 6:19 am)
- Peek #5 - Comment #37 from Jasmine Burgess (August 7th, 2014 at 7:33 am)
- Peek #6 - Comment #83 from Tanya McAlexander (August 12th, 2014 at 7:18 pm)
- Peek #7 - Comment #50 from Maeghan D.M. (August 14th, 2014 at 3:12 pm)
- Video Peek - Comment #144 from April W (August 13th, 2014 at 6:38 pm)
Winners, please claim your gift cards by dropping us a line at email@example.com (subject line “sneak peek winner”). Happy shopping!
Thanks so much to everyone who left such nice comments on our holiday sneak peeks. We truly appreciate your feedback on the Handmade for Christmas catalog!
It’s summer, and that means it’s time to kick back, relax and do some simple stamping! We’ve put together a great selection of stamps that are perfect for simple summer stamping. Better yet? They are 15% off, now through the 15th! Check them out!
We’ve got travel/vacation stamps, summery flowers, and several postcards. Speaking of postcards, these stamps are perfect for our One Layer Challenge. We’ve got some great submissions so far! Have a look and be inspired. Hope to see yours too.
Hi everyone! We’re taking a short blog vacation. Enjoy the week and the upcoming holiday weekend and we’ll see you back here next Monday, July 7. As always, we appreciate it when you stop by. See you soon!
P.S. - Scroll down or click here for all the details on our new One Layer Challenge and enter for a chance to win one of five Hero Arts shopping sprees!
Summer has arrived and along with it, a new contest here at Hero Arts! Get ready to let your stamps and inks really shine — we’re going back to the basics and embracing summertime simplicity with a one layer challenge!
Here’s how to play along:
- Create a one layer card. Use one piece of cardstock as your card base with no additional paper layers. Sponge, mask, emboss, glitter, and color to your heart’s content — so many techniques lend themselves to one layer cards! Embellishments ARE allowed for this challenge.
- Please use at least one Hero Arts stamp on each project you submit.
- Enter as many times as you like now through August 10, 2014, by sharing the link(s) to your creation(s) via the InLinkz tool below this post. Look for the blue “Add Your Link” button.
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.
Here’s to a “ONE-derful” summer and lots of stamping fun! Enjoy!
Hello and happy Friday, stampers!
Hero Arts saw the first week of our Factory Store as a soft launch to test the store out to make sure everything worked smoothly. We saw a slow flow of customers that we’re hoping to build on. Some of our first customers included a previous retail store owner, a former Archiver’s employee who now works for Paper Source, some retired school teachers, and a loyal fan from San Diego.
Visit us and choose from a great selection of overstock and discontinued items, including stamps, ink pads, papers, embellishments and more, all at 50% off retail prices. We hope to see you soon!
Have a great weekend,
Valued Hero Arts customers and retailers,
We at Hero Arts stand behind our products 100% and are working to remedy the issue. We will be remaking these two sets immediately. The estimated arrival time for the new dies is two weeks.
For those of you who have placed orders, only the dies will be placed on backorder. The remainder of the items from your order will ship. Once the replacement dies are in stock, we will send those out to you and cover all shipping costs.
We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused, and we thank you for your support.
Big thanks to everyone who hopped along with us during the Grand Bazaar Blog Hop! We’re back today to announce the names of our two blog hop giveaway winners. Each will receive a fabulous assortment of Grand Bazaar goodies including papers, embellishments, stamps and stencils…
The two randomly selected winners are:
- Anne Harada (10:29 pm on June 9 on Kelly Rasmussen’s blog)
- Lyn Kaufmann (7:51 pm on June 7 on Lisa Spangler’s blog)
Congratulations, Anne and Lyn! Please claim your prizes by emailing us at the winners address located in the sidebar (subject line “BasicGrey Blog Hop Winner”.) Enjoy!
We recently shared that Acterra, a 44-year old California-based non-profit and host of the Business Environmental Awards (BEA), has honored Hero Arts with its highest award, the Acterra Award for Sustainability — Small Business. Today we’d like to share a wonderful video which Acterra produced to celebrate what we have accomplished. It features our CEO, Aaron Leventhal, and is also a fun behind the scenes peek at Hero Arts!
(If you are having problems viewing this video, please try watching it HERE on YouTube.)
Below is a photo of Aaron giving his acceptance speech at the awards ceremony on May 28, 2014. It was such an honor to be included among the impressive group of companies and organizations who also won awards this year!
And! some other exciting news before we go…
The Hero Arts Factory Store is opening Monday, June 16th! Visit us and choose from a great selection of overstock and discontinued items, including stamps, ink pads, papers, embellishments and more, all at 50% off retail prices. Our shop will be open at our Richmond, CA facility (1200 Harbour Way South) 10am to 3pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Thanks for sharing our excitement about both of these things with us!