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Day 5: 2013 Catalog Blog Hop with the Hero Hostesses!

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Hi there! We’re happy to see you here on the fifth (and sadly, final) day of our 2013 Catalog Blog Hop with the Hero Hostesses. We hope you’ve enjoyed this fun week!

The Hostesses have another heaping helping of 2013 Catalog inspiration ready and waiting for you today, but first how about a round of inky applause for these 28 wonderful stampers! Thank you, ladies, for sharing your time and talents with all of us. You’ve absolutely filled this week to the brim with creative goodness and given our stamps star-treatment! We’d also like to extend a very special thank you to Deborah Nolan, whose behind-the-scenes organization has yet again been exceptional and ensured a smooth hop. Your help is much appreciated, Deborah!

Now for a glimpse of some of the fabulous projects the Hostesses have up their sleeves today. Feast your eyes!

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Late to the party? Fear not. The extended format of this blog hop will allow you plenty of time to catch up and enjoy the projects bit by gorgeous bit. In case you’re just joining in:

  • Every comment you leave along the hop (including this post) gives you a chance to win new 2013 Hero Arts stamps! Comments must be received by 11:59pm PST on Monday, January 21 to be entered. Three giveaway winners will be randomly selected and announced here on the blog next week.
  • If you’ve missed any days, you can go back to view and comment at the following links:  DAY 1DAY 2DAY 3DAY 4
  • All of the new 2013 Catalog stamps you’ve seen showcased this week are now available in the Hero Arts Online Store. The newest designs can be found HERE in the “Shop by Catalog” category.

Now it’s time to HOP to it! Start by clicking over to Lisa Carroll’s blog and then follow the trail of links to the Hostesses’ blogs.

Thanks so much for hopping along with us this week, friends! Wishing you a wonderful weekend…

P.S. - If you happen to come across any broken links, you can always come back to this post and find links to all of today’s participating bloggers: Lisa CarrollHeather DoranTracey KuzniakKelly BoothVirginia LuVera Rhuhay

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Day 4: 2013 Catalog Blog Hop with the Hero Hostesses!

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Were you hoping to see more amazing Hero Hostess creations today? You’ve come to the right place. It’s day 4 of the 2013 Catalog Blog Hop with the Hero Hostesses and five mega-talented stampers have some wonderful inspiration in store for you! But don’t take our word for it. Have a peek…!

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Oh yes, projects like these (and many more) will make your stampy heart go pitter-patter!

Start by hopping over to Emily Leiphart’s blog to get inspired and then follow the links to the other blogs. Remember to leave a little comment love for each blogger as you’re hopping around to increase your chance of winning our blog hop prizes — three lucky winners will receive a prize pack that includes new wood, clear, and cling stamps from the 2013 Catalog!

Enjoy the hop and we’ll see you back here tomorrow for the grand finale!

P.S. - If you happen to come across any broken links, you can always come back to this post and find links to all 5 of today’s participating bloggers: Emily LeiphartSuzanne CzosekSharon DunnSarah MoermanAnita Recksiedler

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Day 3: 2013 Catalog Blog Hop with the Hero Hostesses!

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Welcome back to the blog hop, stampers! We’re ready for another day of fantastic Hero Hostess inspiration, how about you? Today six Hostesses are all set to delight you with a fresh batch of projects using new stamps from the 2013 Catalog!

Here’s a juicy peek at just a few of the projects you’ll be seeing along today’s leg of the hop…

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Delicious!

In case you’re joining us for the first time this week, you can click over to the Monday and Tuesday posts to catch up. And remember, you have ALL week to take in the eye candy and comment for a chance to win big prizes! In fact, every comment you leave along the hop (including this post) gives you a chance to win new 2013 Hero Arts stamps!

Now it’s time to turn you loose! Kicking things off today is Lin Brandyberry — click here to see what she’s created, then follow the links to each blog.

Have a great day and we’ll see you tomorrow for more inspiration from our wonderful Hosti with the Mosti! :)

P.S. - If you happen to come across any broken links, you can always come back to this post and find links to all of today’s participating bloggers: Lin Brandyberry • Sally Sherfield • Marcy Kaminski • Linda Wetterlin • Arlene McClungBarb Engler

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Day 2: 2013 Catalog Blog Hop with the Hero Hostesses!

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Hello and welcome to day two of the blog hop! Today we get to visit the blogs of five more Hero Hostesses, who will be showcasing new stamps from the 2013 Catalog. Just wait until you see the beauties they’ve created! Beauties like these…

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…just for starters! You’re in for a BIG treat.

Remember, every comment you leave along the hop gives you a chance to win new stamps from the 2013 Catalog! And if you didn’t have time to browse and comment yesterday, no worries! You have all week to soak up the inspiration. (Miss day one? Start here.)

Here we go! Robin Kubasik is ready to kick things off – click over to her blog to begin and then follow the links to each of the Hostesses participating today. Enjoy the journey!

P.S. - If you happen to come across any broken links, you can always come back to this post and find links to all 5 of today’s participating bloggers: Robin KubasikJudy JungNancy KruegerSue McRaeCheiron Brandon

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Day 1: 2013 Catalog Blog Hop with the Hero Hostesses!

Monday, January 14th, 2013

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Hello and welcome to the opening day of the 2013 Catalog Blog Hop with the Hero Hostesses! We’ve gathered 28 of our wonderful Hero Hostesses for an inky reunion and we couldn’t be more excited! For the next five days the Hostesses will be sharing projects they’ve created with stamps from our new 2013 Catalog. It’s going to be one fun and inspiration-packed week for sure!

Here’s how it works:  Monday, January 14, through Friday, January 18, the blog hop will begin right here (on the Hero Arts blog). From here, you’ll be able to journey to the blogs of 5-6 different Hostesses per day. We hope this extended format will give more readers an opportunity to follow along and enjoy the inspiration at their own pace.

Now, how about a little peek at some of the creative goodness you’ll be seeing today…

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And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

Before you hop along, let’s talk PRIZES! Oh yes, there are prizes. :)

  • We will be giving away three big prize packs containing an assortment of brand new wood, cling, and clear stamps from the 2013 Catalog.
  • For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on ANY day, including each day’s starting post here on our blog. (This post is your first chance!) The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning.
  • The three winners will be selected at random and announced right here on the blog next week.

Now that the details are covered, it’s time to get this party started! Begin by clicking over to Kathy Racoosin’s blog, then follow the links to the other blogs, being sure to leave lots of “love” for our Hostesses for a chance to win those prizes!

Thanks so much for joining us. Happy hopping, everyone!

P.S. - If you happen to come across any broken links, you can always come back to this post and find links to all of today’s participating bloggers: Kathy RacoosinDeborah NolanKryssi NgJenn BiedermanKathy WadeDonna Mikasa

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15 Blog Hop Winners!

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

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After an amazing response to the 2013 Catalog Blog Hop, we want to say a BIG thank you for your wonderful feedback! We appreciate you sharing so many lovely comments with the participating designers and hope you enjoyed it just as much as we did!

Now…we have 15 blog hop winners to announce, chosen at random from all of the stops along the hop.

The following five lucky winners will each be receiving a $100 shopping spree to the Hero Arts Online Store, so they can purchase whatever their stampy hearts desire!

  • Jocelyn Thompson - from the blog of Jennifer McGuire on December 14, 2012 at 10:41 am
  • Sue Givens - from the blog of Amber Kemp-Gerstel on December 14, 2012 at 9:33 pm
  • snazzyoriginal - from the blog of Debby Hughes on December 15,  2012 at 11:24
  • Debbie McIntyre - from the blog of Tami Hartley on December 17, 2012 5:07 pm
  • Tonya P - from the blog of Mariana Grigsby on December 15, 2012 at 4:38 pm

And these ten winners will each receive a copy of the 2013 Catalog:

  • Terri (blindstamper) - from the blog of Stephanie Howell on December 14, 2012 at 10:12 am
  • Sandy Gregg - from the blog of Lisa Spangler on December 15, 2012 at 8:34 pm
  • Jasmine S. -  from the blog of Lisa Spangler on December 16, 2012 at 12:07 am
  • Julie-justwritedesigns - from the blog of Lucy Abrams on December 15, 2012 at 3:44am
  • VikkiCH - from the blog of JJ Bolton on December 14, 2012 11:24 am
  • Dixie Cochran - from the blog of Kelly Rasmussen on December 14, 2012 at 12:57 pm
  • Aundria B. - from the blog of Ali Edwards on December 16, 2012
  • Mrs. Hill - from the Hero Arts Blog on December 17th, 2012 at 10:44 pm
  • Shelly Landers - from the blog of Kristina Werner on December 15, 2012 at 5:24 pm
  • Debstamps - from the blog of Debby Hughes on December 14, 2012 at 19:01

Congratulations to all of the winners!! Please email winner@heroarts.com with your contact information and the subject line “Blog Hop Winner” and we’ll get your prizes to you.

Don’t forget, 2013 Catalog Preview Parties are in full swing — click HERE to locate a store where you can find the new 2013 stamps!

And for a chance to win even more prizes, check out our Catalog Debut Photo Contest. There’s still plenty of time to enter!

If you have any photos related to the Catalog Debut, simply leave a link on the contest post and you could be the next big winner!

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Here it is…the Hero Arts 2013 Catalog!

Monday, December 17th, 2012

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We’re excited to let you know the 2013 Hero Arts Catalog is here and ready to browse in digital form! Click HERE to see the Catalog now! Highlights include:

  • 22 new clear sets
  • 24 new Cling stamps, including four new Art of the Card sets, and four sets in a new larger size 8 x 6 format
  • Over 50 new designs in wood, plus three packaged sets in designer boutique packaging
  • New Decorate It! boxed sets and gift items for gift minded customers
  • New Frame Cuts dies and a new line of intricate Fancy Frames dies
  • 8 new ink colors, plus 5 new Ink Cube packs
  • A new Hero Hues color family — Midnight!

We also have three kits for you! Each kit includes a stamp, a copy of the catalog, and FREE idea booklet!

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As always, orders placed in the Hero Arts Online store are fulfilled by local stamp stores! Woo hoo! You can also get a copy of the catalog, the card gallery, and all of these stamps at participating stores — click HERE to find a store near you!

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2013 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop Finale!

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Hello, hello! You’ve made it to the final destination of the 2013 Catalog Blog Hop! We hope you enjoyed the journey and found plenty of inspiration in both the new stamps previewed and in the creative projects shared by all of the designers. We’d like to extend a big “thank you” to each of them. Bravo!

Though the hoppin’ may be stoppin’, we’re not done with the fun! How about a look at the cover of the 2013 Catalog? Ta-da…!

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At left: Special Cardmaking Gallery that’s chock full of additional card ideas; Center: The new 2013 Hero Arts Catalog!; Right: Six Petal Flower (F5728) which also happens to grace the cover of the Catalog.

Here are some important dates and details surrounding the 2013 Catalog launch:

  • You’ll be able to view a digital version of the new Catalog on Monday, December 17th.
  • The new stamps you’ve seen used during the blog hop will first be available for purchase at participating Hero Arts Catalog Debut stores — click here to find one near you! Stamps are arriving at stores now!
  • Stamps will be available for purchase in the Hero Arts Online Store starting January 3rd, with orders fulfilled by local stores.

Thanks so much for joining us for the blog hop and sharing your comments with the designers! The fun is really just beginning, as many 2013 Catalog Preview Parties kick off today and continue through January. During this often hectic season, it’s relaxing to take some time out to enjoy these in-store events. Remember, you can check HERE to see if there’s a party near you!

So, did you fall in love with a stamp or two (or several…) showcased in the blog hop? We’d love to hear about any favorites in the comments below! (Your comment gives you another chance at the 15 blog hop giveaways too!)

We look forward to sharing more ideas featuring the new 2013 stamps here on the blog throughout December and right into the New Year. Let the fun begin!!

Happy holidays and happy stamping,

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Welcome to the 2013 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop!

Friday, December 14th, 2012

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Hello stampers! Welcome to the 2013 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop!

We’re beyond excited that today’s the day our new 2013 Catalog debuts at participating stores around the country and the world! And as tradition holds, we’re having a blog hop to celebrate! We have 22 amazing designers joining us for the occasion. Each designer has been sent a variety of new stamps from the 2013 Catalog, and now it’s time to see the inspiring ways they’ve used them.

Our own Sally Traidman is here to kick things off. Here she is…!

Hey Everyone! I am delighted to start off the new catalog blog hop today! I decided to show you one of my very favorite new stamps - Big Post Card (S5665). I stamped it out several times and actually MAILED IT, with ribbons and all, from here in sunny Palm Springs all the way up to Hero headquarters, via the trusty USPS! I didn’t know if the odd shape or ribbons would make it but they DID!! A heavy card stock helps durability, and you can even glue two cards together for more stability. It’s a whole new area to explore, and cheaper to mail, too.

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I had so much fun making the postcard tags for the catalog, I just had to do some for Christmas, too! Fa la la!!!

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Thanks, Sally! Love those big tags!

Before you hop off to see the rest of the blogs, let’s talk about PRIZES!!

  • We will be giving away (5) $100 Hero Arts Shopping Sprees so that you can pick out whatever your stampy heart desires from the Hero Arts Online Store, including the newest 2013 Catalog stamps once they’re added to the store.
  • We will also be giving away (10) copies of the 2013 Catalog.
  • How can you win? Simply comment on the blog hop stops (starting with this one!) The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win. *Limit one comment per blog, please.* ALL comments posted by midnight PST on Monday, December 17th will be included in the random prize drawing, so enjoy the hop at your leisure! The 15 winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog no later than Friday, December 21st.

Just in case you encounter any broken links throughout your journey, here’s a complete list of the participating designers. You can always return to this post and click on the next blog to get back on track:

Kelly Rasmussen
Ali Edwards
Jennifer McGuire
Cristina Kowalczyk
Kristina Werner
Amber Kemp-Gerstel
Shari Carroll
BasicGrey Blog
Tami Hartley
Nichol Magouirk
Lisa Spangler
JJ Bolton
Julie Ebersole
Joy Taylor
Maile Belles
Lucy Abrams
Sandy Allnock
Debby Hughes
Stephanie Howell
Kelly Goree
Mariana Grigsby
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Are you ready to start hopping? Find a comfy spot, kick back, and begin by clicking over to Kelly Rasmussen’s blog. We wish you happy hopping and a wonderful weekend!

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It’s a 2013 Catalog Debut Photo Contest!

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

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The 2013 Catalog Preview Parties have begun and we’re doing some celebrating of our own with a contest — a chance for you to win some awesome prizes!

Are you planning to attend a Catalog Preview Party this weekend, or perhaps in the coming weeks? Many stores around the country, and around the world, are participating. First, check our Preview Party page to find one near you, then call the store for more details on dates and times! Stores will be celebrating with all sorts of fun including giveaways, make and takes, treats and more. We’d love to see any photos relating to the 2013 Catalog debut festivities — parties, store displays, make and takes, classes, newly purchased stamps, anything!

There are many ways you can share your 2013 Catalog debut photos via social media:

  1. Post on your own Facebook wall
  2. Share on the Hero Arts Facebook wall
  3. Upload your photo to the Hero Arts Flickr Group and include the tag 2013Debut
  4. Tweet a photo @myheroarts
  5. Share on Instagram
  6. Blog about it

*Important* Just be sure to come back here and provide a link to your photo(s) in the comment section of THIS blog post, because that’s the pool from which we’ll draw the winners. Stores are welcome to share and enter the contest as well!

Now for the juicy details on those PRIZES we talked about…

  • First, we will be giving away (3) $100 shopping sprees to the Hero Arts Online Store!
  • And…one Grand Prize winner will receive ALL of the NEW Hero Arts Frame Cuts and Fancy Frames dies when they’re released! The Fancy Frames line is an exciting new introduction for 2013. These dies produce intricate, elegant designs. We can’t wait to show them to you when they’re ready!

The contest begins on Friday, December 14, 2012 (when the parties begin!) and continues through Wednesday, January 2, 2013. The four winners will be selected randomly and announced on the blog in early January.

We look forward to seeing what’s happening out there at parties worldwide and most of all, we hope you have fun!

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