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Hero Arts 45th Anniversary Blog Hop - Day 1

by Hero Arts May 22, 2019 665 Comments

Hello and welcome! Today we are celebrating two wonderful things - the release of the 2019 Summer Catalog products in our shop, and the fact that Hero Arts has been sharing the love of stamping for 45 years! If you've been following along on this blog and our social media channels, you know we've been celebrating for the past month. We hope you've enjoyed all of the Flashback Fridays, and we've certainly enjoyed seeing your Show & Tell entries!

The 2019 Summer Catalog celebrates our 45 years in business. Take a trip back through the decades, with classic red rubber designs curated into beautiful new clear stamp sets. Also, best selling woodblock stamps from yesteryear have returned "from the vault" with special, limited edition labeling. We're excited to be introducing a fresh, new line of Reactive Inks in gorgeous, vibrant colors. We think you'll enjoy thumbing through the catalog to see how our company has evolved over the years!

It wouldn't be a celebration without party guests, now would it? We've gathered together some of our industry friends to help us get the party started. And for you, our most honored guests, we've pulled together amazing prizes - more than $1400 in prizes in all! Our celebration will extend for three days - be sure to visit every day through Friday for inspiration, stories and of course a chance to win prizes from these wonderful sponsors:

Here's a look at the prizes up for grabs. Winners will be selected from all comments left across the entire hop over the three days.

Before we begin the blog hop, let's start with some card inspiration from our artists. First up, Kelly Rasmussen, combining our new Reactive Inks with some adorable stamps "from the vault"!

Hi there! I'm thrilled to be here today to help showcase the awesome new Reactive Inks

Before I started with my background, I stamped the adorable From the Vault Bear and Kitty image onto watercolor paper using Intense Black Ink. Then I stamped it again onto masking paper, trimmed it out and placed it over the image on the watercolor paper.

Next, I used Berry Smoothie, Blue Hawaii and Blue Raspberry Reactive Inks to create the background. I put some ink on a craft mat, spritzed it with water and then used a Water Flow Brush to paint the background. These inks blend together beautifully creating new colors as they overlap each other!

Once the panel was dry, I removed the mask and stamped my sentiment from the Stamped Just For You clear stamp set using Intense Black Ink. Then I mounted the panel to a top-folding card base made from Periwinkle Premium Cardstock.

Thanks Kelly for the adorable card! For more detailed information about the Reactive Inks, Jessica Frost-Ballas has put together a helpful video. Take a look!


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

And now it's time to hop! Here's today's list, including our wonderful Creative Team, past team members, and some great industry friends.

Hero Arts (you are here!)
Caly Person
Debi Adams
Ellen Hutson LLC
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Julee Tilman
Kathy Racoosin
Libby Hickson
Mariana Grigsby
May Sukyong Park
Michelle Short
Yana Smakula

Commenting on all of the blogs within the hop will give you more chances to win! Comment by Sunday, June 2 at 11:59pm Pacific, and we will announce the winners on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

We hope you enjoyed all of this wonderful inspiration, and tune in again tomorrow for Day 2 of our anniversary celebration!





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Katherine oler
Katherine oler

June 17, 2019

Fun dyes to work with I love the colors together!

Jenny
Jenny

June 03, 2019

Happy 45th anniversary Hero Arts

Mary J
Mary J

June 02, 2019

Happy Anniversary. Thanks for the chance to win.

LucieG Cards
LucieG Cards

June 02, 2019

Happy 45th Anniversary Hero Arts! Thank you for being an amazing leader in this industry! I love Keely’s card – can’t wait to try those inks!

Terry Perrell
Terry Perrell

June 02, 2019

Happy Anniversary! Hero Arts has always been and will continue to be a favorite of mine!

Dawn Jones
Dawn Jones

June 02, 2019

I love watercoloring. These new inks look so easy to use, I can’t wait to try them!

Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo
Hilde Larsen aka Tindaloo

June 02, 2019

Supercute card Kelly! Such a fun and creative inspirational blog hop ♥ Many congratulations on your 45th anniversary :)

Robin Buchholz
Robin Buchholz

June 01, 2019

What a pretty card! I love the black and white stamp against the bright colored background. Thanks for sharing.

CJ
CJ

June 01, 2019

Happy Anniversary. Have a wonderful anniversary year.

So glad you’re kind of close, maybe I can make a store visit from Monterey County area to see ALL your goodies in person.

Cheryl Gregory
Cheryl Gregory

June 01, 2019

Happy Anniversary!

Natalie Godfrey
Natalie Godfrey

May 31, 2019

Happy Anniversary! 45 years that is awesome.

Jan
Jan

May 31, 2019

Happy 45th Anniversary! OMG… I love your new Hero Hues inks. I want them all!

Vickie Hawkins
Vickie Hawkins

May 31, 2019

Adorable card!

Susan Tipton
Susan Tipton

May 31, 2019

Thanks for the chance to win awesome prizes .

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

May 31, 2019

WOW, the new reactive inks are fabulous….thanks, Jessica for the demo. Love the smooshing technique!

Kimberly Brooks
Kimberly Brooks

May 31, 2019

Happy anniversary, Hero Arts! I can’t wait to see what you do for your 50th!

Mary
Mary

May 31, 2019

Bear and cat friends – too cute!

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

May 31, 2019

Happy 45th Anniversary, Hero Arts.
What amazing celebration!!! Thanks for this chance to win amazing prizes!!!

Janet
Janet

May 31, 2019

Congrats on your 45th Anniversary!
Love how the black and white images pop off the bright background.

Flo
Flo

May 31, 2019

Congratulations for forty five years. Great staying power. Wishes for many more years to come.

Joann Markham
Joann Markham

May 31, 2019

Cute card!! excited to use the new inks!!!

Jennifer Williams
Jennifer Williams

May 30, 2019

I LOVE HOW VIBRANT THESE INKS ARE!! I CANNOT WAIT TO GE SOM TO TRY

deb flagg
deb flagg

May 30, 2019

45 years Congrats!!! Hero Arts you have been one of my favorites for years.. I can not wait to seethe stamps from the past!

Connie
Connie

May 30, 2019

Oh my goodness!!! 45 years! What an amazing milestone! CONGRATULATIONS!!! And what a fun look back through the years you’ve brought to us :) Can’t wait to see all these stamps from the vault!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank You!

Lucy E.
Lucy E.

May 30, 2019

Such a sweet card!

Rene
Rene

May 30, 2019

Wow, 45 years! Congratulations!
I’ve been a fan for many years!
Thanks for the lovely inspiration and a fun blog hop!
Here’s to many more years!
Hugs
Rene

Aisha Roberts
Aisha Roberts

May 30, 2019

45 years as an industry leader is amazing! Congrats!!

Marianne
Marianne

May 30, 2019

Happy 45th anniversary, Hero Arts. That’s an amazing achievement, with lots of fabulous products and new development along the way. The new inks look amazing!
Marianne x

Mary
Mary

May 30, 2019

I’ve been a fan of yours for 30 years or more. Keep up your wonderful products and inspiration. Thank you

Shirley Wallen
Shirley Wallen

May 30, 2019

I’m looking forward to playing with the new inks.

Marcy Calhoun
Marcy Calhoun

May 29, 2019

Sweet friends with pink and blue. The background brings out my vulnerability. Wonderful mix of design and color

Marcy Calhoun
Marcy Calhoun

May 29, 2019

Very happy card for Spring or young summer

Dawn Jones
Dawn Jones

May 29, 2019

Hero Arts has been one of my favorites for years. I am so glad you are bringing back some of our old favorites.

BeckyHL
BeckyHL

May 29, 2019

Congrats HA! I have not been stamping for anything close to 45 years, but from my start HA has been my FAV! Thanks for being awesome!

Debbie Parke
Debbie Parke

May 29, 2019

Love the new Hero Hues inks, do you do re-inkers for them? I can’t wait to try them!

Ceann McNamara
Ceann McNamara

May 29, 2019

WOW, Hero Arts does it again. Your new Reactive inks look FABULOUS. Sooo much can be done with them. Can’t wait to try them

Shirley Menard
Shirley Menard

May 29, 2019

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! WISH I WAS STILL 45.

Denise Mlady
Denise Mlady

May 29, 2019

Congrats on 45 years, what a great accomplishment! These new inks look wonderful too.

Bobbie Bluegill
Bobbie Bluegill

May 29, 2019

Lovely, both the techniques and the colors.

Susan Leinwohl
Susan Leinwohl

May 29, 2019

My very first stamps were Hero Arts wood and red rubber. So happy you continue to be in business. Here’s to another 45 … cheers!

Sandy M
Sandy M

May 29, 2019

Very cute card. I love the way the new inks blend. Lots of possibilities.

Carol Maynard
Carol Maynard

May 29, 2019

Beautiful background!! Love the way those colors blend together!!

es cards
es cards

May 29, 2019

Hero Arts you are always able to inspire me to create! Congrats on 45 years of positivity!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

May 29, 2019

Awesome! I love Hero Arts!

Joyce Casaldi
Joyce Casaldi

May 29, 2019

Wow! That is some gorgeous watercolor look. Happy 45! But honestly you don’t look a day over 25! ❤️

Kohout Barb
Kohout Barb

May 29, 2019

Love the look of these inks and how well they blend – great cards!

Jaclyn Watler
Jaclyn Watler

May 29, 2019

45 years is an impressive milestone! That stamp from the vault is adorable and I love the colors that were paired together for the background. Beautiful card!

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

May 29, 2019

Wow, 45 years in business. Great job. I can’t imagine all the changes over the years. Keep up the great work, you are doing amazing things.

candyT
candyT

May 29, 2019

Happy Anniversary to a wonderful company!

Beverly Perdue
Beverly Perdue

May 29, 2019

Happy 45th Anniversary! The first stamp that I bought was Hero Arts. I love how you created the background with the inks. That little bear and kitty are so sweet!

Noreen
Noreen

May 28, 2019

Happy Anniversary! 45 years is a long time in the crafting business!

Roni
Roni

May 28, 2019

A huge congratulations is in order for this huge milestone for Hero Arts and the entire HA family. Wooooot woot 🙌🏼🙌🏼.
Beautiful new hybrid HA inks!

Phyllis Finger
Phyllis Finger

May 28, 2019

Congratulations on your 45th Anniversary

Linnea Sundstrom
Linnea Sundstrom

May 28, 2019

oh my! these sweet little friends!!!

Alma Dirpaul
Alma Dirpaul

May 28, 2019

What a great company!

Susan Kahn
Susan Kahn

May 28, 2019

Happy 45th Birthday!

Aimee Gill
Aimee Gill

May 28, 2019

Very excited to get back from vacation and see this. I love the reactive inks I have gotten in kits and can’t wait to get more.

Cindy Lamazza
Cindy Lamazza

May 28, 2019

Very exciting hop! Lots of great ideas!

Karen Walker
Karen Walker

May 28, 2019

Happy 45th Anniversary! That’s quite the ride, and one I’ve enjoyed being on for over 25 years.

Janet
Janet

May 28, 2019

Happy 45 years! I am loving those water reactive inks. They are on my list when I place my order Thursday!

Shuly
Shuly

May 28, 2019

thank you for the blog hop !

Anila Dikay
Anila Dikay

May 28, 2019

Oh wow… The ink colours are so pretty… lovely card

Monica Mowry
Monica Mowry

May 27, 2019

Happy 45 years! That’s AMAZING!

Love the background on this card!

MILDRED G PEPE
MILDRED G PEPE

May 27, 2019

I absolutely love what I’ve seen regarding your new reactive inks. I can’t wait to try them for myself.

Andrea B.
Andrea B.

May 27, 2019

Beautiful contrast of the gorgeous colors created with the new reactive inks and the black/white of the sweet kitty and teddy bear image, and will give this technique a try. Congratulations on 45 years!!

Kerry myers
Kerry myers

May 27, 2019

Congratulations on 45 years!! Love the blog hop inspirations.

Kara Donato
Kara Donato

May 27, 2019

So sweet and I love the colors!

PHYLLIS DUNN
PHYLLIS DUNN

May 27, 2019

I love how vibrant these colors are! Happy Anniversary on 45 years!!!

Ellen Fayard
Ellen Fayard

May 27, 2019

Happy anniversary! Something to be so very proud of…45 years! Here’s to many many more. Thanks for all your great products.

Sue D
Sue D

May 27, 2019

Congrats on this anniversary. Love the background for this cute bear and cat.

Karen K
Karen K

May 27, 2019

Happy anniversary Hero Arts! Hero Arts has been one of my favorite products because of the quality and awesome designs. I have stamps that are 20 years old and I still use them. I am looking forward to trying Hero Hues.

Kim Eckert
Kim Eckert

May 27, 2019

Love the colors of those reactive inks!!!

Dana W
Dana W

May 27, 2019

Happy anniversary!!! So exciting! And fab card to start the celebration!

Kim U.
Kim U.

May 27, 2019

Congratulations on 45 years! My first stamps, so many years ago, were Hero Arts. Such great designs-I still have them!

Dawn Skene
Dawn Skene

May 27, 2019

Congratulations on 45 years! What a beautiful card with the From the Vault stamp. Love the background.

Tonya
Tonya

May 27, 2019

The colors of the Hero Hues…I love love love!

Nina
Nina

May 27, 2019

45 years in the biz! That’s so impressive! Congratulations and a big thank you for providing us with great products and inspiration all those years!

LC Lamothe
LC Lamothe

May 26, 2019

Thanks Hero Arts for letting us celebrate this exciting milestone with you! I love seeing all the ‘from the vault’ products. Wow, the sharp black stamped image really pops against Kelly’s beautiful background. Such a fabulous card to kick off an amazing celebration!

Mendy Crumpton
Mendy Crumpton

May 26, 2019

Love so many Hero Arts products and own alot. Always trust them!!

Maureen Wong
Maureen Wong

May 26, 2019

Cute card and that background is so pretty!

Aimee Phillips
Aimee Phillips

May 26, 2019

Congratulations on 45th Anniversary. What an accomplishment. Look forward to see whats in store next!!.

Brooke Guadagno
Brooke Guadagno

May 26, 2019

I love the new Hues reactive color pads. Congratulations on 45 wonderful years.

Jean maxwell
Jean maxwell

May 26, 2019

Such beautiful colors. Can’t wait to try the inks myself
JL
JL

May 26, 2019

Looking fwd to trying the new inks, I hope they’re not too expensive.

SHAWN
SHAWN

May 26, 2019

Sweet. Congrats Hero Arts!

Leanne S
Leanne S

May 26, 2019

Happy Anniversary Hero Arts! What a milestone to achieve in this industry. May the crafting community flourish forever.

Anna
Anna

May 26, 2019

Congrats, Hero Arts!
Here’s to the next 45!

AEYRAH SUITOS
AEYRAH SUITOS

May 26, 2019

I love kitty stamps!

Lisa Norstrom
Lisa Norstrom

May 26, 2019

Happy 45th Anniversary – thank you for your contribution to our crafty world!!! Love the look of these reactive inks – Kelly’s card is so sweet with that adorable stamp! What a great idea to re-release some of these “vintage” images from the vault!!

see mary stamp
see mary stamp

May 26, 2019

Happy 45th Anniversary Hero Arts! What tremendous longevity. Thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration.

Patricia A Dunbar
Patricia A Dunbar

May 26, 2019

What an Amazing anniversary to celebrate…I know I have had Hero Arts stamps in my stash for the last 15 years and will have them in my stash for the next 15 years since they are amazing company with creative and quality products.

Paula Gentry
Paula Gentry

May 25, 2019

I’ve been in love with your stamps for over 20 years! Congrats on 45 years of bringing joy to stampers!!!

Elizabeth Motyka
Elizabeth Motyka

May 25, 2019

Congratulations! And happy birthday to hero arts I love some of the stamps from the vault What a great idea for the birthday celebration
Laurie
Laurie

May 25, 2019

What fun inks!! And such wonderful colors. Can’t wait to get my hands on some!!

Irene
Irene

May 25, 2019

I’ve never worked with Hero Arts ink but they look amazing. Cute card. Happy 45th Anniversary Hero Arts

Sue D.
Sue D.

May 25, 2019

Congratulations on 45 years in the rubber stamp creativity business!! Like so many others, Hero Arts is where I got my start and you remain my go to place for a wide variety of products and creative inspiration. Thank You Hero Arts and best wishes for continued success!!

Susan Hatfield
Susan Hatfield

May 25, 2019

Have to try these inks, look fantastic! Happy anniversary to all of you!

Marianna
Marianna

May 25, 2019

Love the vivid colors of these new inks. The stamp is darling!

rachel duong
rachel duong

May 25, 2019

I am excited to try these reactive inks. Happy Anniversary. I love Hero Arts! I love that you are bringing back your stamps from the past. This is awesome.

Frances
Frances

May 25, 2019

I can’t wait to get these inks and try out different techniques with them. They are so vibrant and beautiful.

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