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Beautiful Backgrounds with Social Club

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Hello, and welcome to Social Club! Today we have some beautiful projects to share with you that all feature stunning stamped backgrounds. Many thanks to our talented Flickr group friends for the continual inspiration!

Our first featured card is by llwillison1. We just adore her colorful Scattering Leaves, and the sentiment, from our Leaves Autumn set is the perfect match.

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Next, a pretty Christmas card by Papierstau by Sanne Lippert. Sanne used some of our ink daubers to create a faux watercolor effect with our Stunning Snowflake stamp.

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And finally, we have a beautiful tag by bdengler4 (Barb). Barb embossed our Leafy Vines stamp before adding a ton of Distress inks, Silhouette Grass and a butterfly from Antique Engravings. What a fabulous combination.

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Ladies - your projects are breathtaking. Thank you for taking the time to share them with us. As a reward, we would like to send the three of you our Holiday Houses digikit, perfect for all your holiday projects!

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Winners, please send an email to winner@heroarts.com and we will send you your digikit.

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And finally, a quick reminder about our current challenge. You still have a few more weeks to upload your holiday cards featuring Hero Arts embellishments, Neon inks or your favorite techniques to our challenge page. We are really looking forward to seeing what you create!

Have a happy and inky day,

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Stamp Your Story Inspiration Challenge Winners

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Hello, and welcome to our Stamp Your Story Inspiration Challenge winners post! First, we would like to thank all the wonderful and talented ladies (and gentleman) who entered this challenge. It was such fun to judge - seeing what you do with our products always excites us.  So, now it is time to announce the winners. And here they are…

First, we have Suzanne Dahlberg with this lovely, non-traditional Christmas card. Suzanne was inspired by Shari’s use of Brush Strokes stamps on THIS journal page. We love her combination of Mint Julep, Pale Tomato and Tide Pool inks. Yum!!

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Next up, a lovely Thinking of You card by Robin Mayfield. Robin was inspired by the layout of this card by Joy Taylor. We think the Brush Strokes paint splotches look fabulous layered over our Newspaper Background stamp.

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Our next winner, Juilien Jiang, was inspired by page 24 of our 2013 Holiday and Stamp Your Story catalog. We love her chalkboard style Christmas card - the extra white inking adds so much to our Winter Scene stamp.

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Kathy Wade’s colorful card and matching bookmark were inspired by this set of tags by Lisa Spangler. Such a pretty rainbow color scheme, Kathy!

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And finally Karin Akesdotter, with a stunning birthday card inspired by this card by Jennifer McGuire. The Leafy Vines makes a fabulous backdrop for her sentiment focal point and we just love her pretty flowers. And don’t you think that with just a simple change of sentiment, this would make a fabulous Christmas card too! Those flowers could easily become poinsettias.

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Congratulations ladies!! You have each won a $50 Hero Arts shopping spree! Please contact us at winner@heroarts.com with your address and phone number by Thursday, October 17th, including your list of $50 worth of products. Please include “Stamp your Story Inspiration Challenge Winner” in the subject line.

Be sure to check the blog soon for an announcement with the details of our NEXT contest! Yay!

Until then, happy stamping,

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Social Club says BOO!

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

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Hello, and welcome to a spooky Social Club. As we’ve started to see a smattering of Halloween cards crop up in our Flickr pool for our current contest, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the best Halloween creations from 2012. And here is what we found…

Cheiron Brandon’s fabulously inky tag is perfect! We love the white embossed skeleton, black Bat Background and the touch of glitter. Such fun.

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Simone Naoum used stamps from You Scare Me and Frightful to create her clean and simple card set. We love her use of white space, and the touch of sparkle.

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And finally, ~SylviaB~ who shows how effective simple stamping on patterned paper can make a card. A very atmospheric creation.

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Ladies, thank you for sharing these cards with us - we have really enjoyed revisiting them! As a reward, we would like to send the three of you our brand new Spooky Labels Digikit which we think you might enjoy.

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Winners, please send us an email and we’ll send your digikit to you - our winners’ address is located on the sidebar. If  you’d like a Social Club blinkie for your blog, just tell us in your email.

Have a great day, and happy stamping,

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Cling Fun with Social Club

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

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Hello, and welcome to Social Club. This month in our online store we are offering 10% off all Cling stamps starting with CG. That’s a whole lot of stamping goodness on sale!

And what better way to show off some of our fabulous Cling stamps than by showcasing some beautiful rainbow colored cards from our talented Flickr friends.

Our first card today is a colorful birthday card by crisbj82. We love the way she has used our Wish Big Candles Cling set to create her clever, masked design. Simple brilliance.

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Next up, stripey fish (Jean M). We adore her colorful Wildflower Garden, stamped with a rainbow of Distress Inks. Truly a special card for a special friend.

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And finally, anikaberlin, who used our Pinstripe Background to great effect on this stunning card. That happy rainbow background was certainly worth the extra effort.

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Ladies, thank you for sharing your cards with us. As a token of our appreciation, we would like to send you our new Summer Travel - Words digikit which we hope you will enjoy playing with.

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Winners, please send us an email at winner@heroarts.com and we’ll send you your digikit.

That’s it for today, but Social Club will be back again soon. Until then, happy stamping!

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Stamp Your Story Contest Winners!

Monday, July 15th, 2013

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Hello, and welcome to the winners’ post for our Stamp Your Story contest! We have loved seeing all our new stamps in action, and judging this extra special contest has been really tough! But the Hero Artists have made their selections from the hundreds of entries, and have chosen a number of stunning winners.

The first of our Fab Five, each of whom wins a $50 Hero Arts shopping spree, is Wanda Guess, with this super fun arty card. She has used our Journal Letters set, as well as a paint stroke stamp from our Texture and Shape set. And don’t you just love her choice of colors…

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Next, check out Anna-Karin’s beautiful camping layout which features a ton of SYS stamps. We love that she has incorporated a number of My Words stamps, and the clever way she has added texture using our Irregular Checkerboard Background stencil.

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Our third winner is Leigh, with this super bright neon card which certainly glows! Leigh used our new Neon Daubers along with stamps from our Brush Strokes and Glow Girl sets and we just love the end result.

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Next up, Cheiron Brandon shows us how fun and easy it is to create customized sentiments using stamps from our My Words set. Plus, we just adore her inky, arty background.

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And finally, Paperpicnic (Jayne) who designed this fabulous journal for her niece, using stamps from our My FavoriteNot Perfect and Notebook Essentials sets. Take a look at some of the journal pages too by clicking here. Isn’t it a wonderful gift?

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Congratulations Fab Five!! You have each won a $50 Hero Arts shopping spree! Please contact us at winner@heroarts.com with your address and phone number by Thursday, July 22nd. Please include “Stamp your Story Winner” in the subject line.

But wait… we could not stop there! We were so amazed by the talent on display that we decided to award some honorable mentions too. Each of these winners will receive a mystery prize. Yay!

Firstly, we have Vicky, who created these three beautiful and colorful cards with a whole range of SYS stamps.

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Next, Christine Kartenchaos, with this incredibly stylish and graphic creation.

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And finally, because she certainly made US smile, Laura Jane.

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Honorable mention winners, please contact us at winner@heroarts.com with your address and phone number by Thursday, July 22nd. Please include “Stamp your Story Honorable Mention” in the subject line.

Before we go, we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated in our Stamp Your Story contest. It was truly a pleasure and honor to judge your amazing entries, and we are very grateful that so many of you took the time to share your wonderful creations with our community.

That’s all for now, but be sure to check back later today for our second post of the day — including a video and the first sneak peek from our upcoming catalog!

Happy stamping,

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Sizzix Fun with Social Club

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

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Hello, and welcome to a sizzling Sizzix Social Club. This month, we are offering all our Hero Arts - Sizzix products at 15% off in our online store. It includes all of our Embossing Folder Pairs, Stamp & Die-Cut sets, and Stamp & Emboss sets. Awesome, right? So, today we thought we’d showcase some beautiful cards from our Flickr pool created with some of these fabulous products. Are you ready to be inspired?

First up, a stunning spring card by Pia Overgaard. Pia used our Silhouette Vines Stamp and Emboss set in a wonderfully unique way, inking up the embossing folder to create the matching background for her flowers. What a pretty outcome.

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Next, a beautiful window card by Rhea1967. We love the way the flowers from our Playful Flowers and Butterflies Stamp and Die-Cut set pop up in the window. Such a stunning effect.

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And finally, Vanessa.1978 who used our Chevrons Embossing Folder to create a background for her pretty summery thank you card. We love the way the die cut circle draws extra attention to the background.

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Ladies, your cards are fabulous, and we’d like to offer you a little reward for sharing them with us. This week’s Social Club prize is our new Journal Basics digikit, perfect for mixing with our new Stamp Your Story products.

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Winning ladies, drop us an email at winner@heroarts.com and we’ll send you your digikit.

And finally for today, a reminder about the Sizzix giveaway that we announced yesterday. You still have time to enter… so make sure you click HERE for details.

See you again soon,

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April Round 2 Winners

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

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Hello, and welcome to our April Round 2 Winners post! We’ve loved this month, and as ever, had a really tough time choosing our favorites from the many pages of wonderful entries. But we’ve narrowed it down, and here are our picks this time.

First up, we have Vera Rhuhay, who created a stunning layout complete with plenty of girly details. She used stamps from our Love Jar set, combining them with sequins, twine and pretty papers. We think this is jaw-droppingly gorgeous!

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Next, ivgupta(Isha), with this mixed media journal created for her daughters. The Etched Medallion stamp simply pops off the page with its delicious red tones.

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cjmdd used our Big Owl printable to create this super fun backpack for her son. What a brilliant idea - we just love all the colors she has added!

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This feminine card by Virginia L. is super stylish. Virginia used a number of sentiments from our Be Silly set to create her own custom message. Such fun.

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And how about some delicate stamping on vellum by Angela Maine. This lovely Mother’s Day card features our Floral Stamp and Die-Cut set, along with some of our Blush Designer Paper. Such a pretty combination.

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And finally, it’s time to announce our random winner, chosen from all the entries tagged with April2013B. This time it is:

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Winners, congratulations! Please contact us at winner@heroarts.com with your address and phone number, and also include your list of $50 worth of product by Thursday, May 9th. You can look through our online store to create your list. Please include “April2013B Winner” in the subject line. There are also blog blinkies available for all the winners - if you’d like one, please let us know in your email and we’ll send it along as well!

If you haven’t heard, we kicked off a big new Stamp Your Story contest yesterday — you can find the contest details HERE!

Have a very happy day, and we’ll see you tomorrow for the Stamp Your Story Blog Hop!

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Alphabet Fun with Social Club

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

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Hello, and welcome to Social Club. Given that this week’s Stamp of the Week is an alphabet set, we thought that today it would be fun to feature some fabulous cards that use alphabet stamps and dies! So, we turned to our talented Flickr friends, and here is what we found…

This brilliant card by Emily Leiphart uses our Stepping Stone Alphabet set, along with lots of other stamps, to create a funny and original sentiment. We LOVE this card!

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hamiltonkim55 used the Alphabet Uppercase dies on her fun banner card. We just love the way she has added faux stitching to each letter.

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And finally, a pastel beauty by erintaylor1. She also created a banner and ended up with a lovely mixed font sentiment for her pretty card. We think the solid Stepping Stone Alphabet stamps look beautiful embossed in pink!

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Ladies, we love your cards. And as a special thank you for sharing them, we would like to give you our Fun and Funky Letters digikit. We hope you enjoy playing with it.

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Please send us an email and we’ll send your digikit to you - our winners’ address is located on the sidebar. If  you’d like a Social Club blinkie for your blog, just tell us in your email.

Finally, just a quick reminder that tonight is the deadline round 2 of our April contest.

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Submit your entries to our Flickr pool by 11:59pm PST tonight and you could win a $50 Hero Arts shopping spree!

Thanks for visiting, and happy stamping,

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April Round 1 Winners

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

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Welcome to the first winners’ post for April. We’ve loved all the girly cards in the pool this month, and enjoyed seeing the way you have played with our sketch and used our printables. And we’ve had pages and pages of entries for this round… so, let’s get on with announcing our winners for round 1!

First up, it’s Glenda J, with this fun and bright birthday card. We love the sparkly butterfly created with Prisma Glitter, the pretty pearls and the white embossed sentiment.

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ChristineKartenchaos has colored the butterfly from our Flutterbies Printable beautifully on this happy friendship card. It certainly brought a smile to our faces.

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Next, a very glitzy, girly birthday card from Agata Dag. The colors, embossed Number Pattern background and amazing partial die cutting make this card a knockout. Wow!

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Sally_sherfield used our sketch to create this pretty tag birthday card. The combination of softly stamped backgrounds, ribbon, pearls and butterfly is a real winner on a girly card!

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And this collage style card by lbpost20 uses our Skyland Birds Printable along with a lovely stamped and inky background. We just love this combination…

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And finally, it’s time to announce our random winner chosen from all the entries to this round. Drumroll… it’s:

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Congratulations to all the winners. Please contact us at winner@heroarts.com with your address and phone number, and also include your list of $50 worth of product by Thursday, April 25th. You can look through our online store to create your list. Please include “April2013A Winner” in the subject line. There are also blog blinkies available for all the winners - if you’d like one, please let us know in your email and we’ll send it along as well!

And don’t forget, the April contest continues. The deadline for round 2 is midnight PST on April 25th. So get stamping!!

Enjoy your day,

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Social Club Loves Spring Pastels

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

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Hello, and welcome to Social Club. Today we’ve gone all Spring-y, and have three beautiful projects to share with you chosen from our Flickr pool that all use lovely soft pastel colors. Pastels are the perfect choice at this time of the year, and, of course, fit in perfectly with our Just for Her April contest theme.

First to be showcased on Social Club today is Nina (waffleflower.com) who has used stamps from our Let Them Eat Cake set to create a sweet tea party scene. Isn’t her color combination as delightful as can be?

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mammacooksalot..Laura Jane used a range of tiny stamps to decorate some real eggs. We think her Spring basket must have looked beautiful as an Easter Sunday table centerpiece.

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And finally, Limedoodle, whose sweet Thank You card uses stamps and a die from our On the Go Bike set. We just love the way she has used all the colors from the Summer Splash Ink Cubes Set on this stylish CAS card.

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Ladies - your creations took our breath away. And to thank you, we would like to send you our Instant Messaging digikit which has 20 mixed font sentiments in pretty pastel colors.

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Please send us an email and we’ll send your digikit to you - our winners’ address is located on the sidebar. If  you’d like a Social Club blinkie for your blog, just tell us in your email.

And finally, just a quick reminder that tonight is the deadline for Round 1 of our April contest.

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After midnight PST tonight, please tag entries with April2013B. All contest details can be found here on the contest page. We look forward to seeing what YOU create throughout the month!

Have a great day, and happy stamping,

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