Our Planner Release is HERE! Blog Hop + Giveaway!

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Hello and welcome! We’re so happy to have you joining us here for the launch of our 2016 Planner Catalog in our online store! This release features 40 new products to get you organized while on the go, all with a hint of style and flair! You’ll find stamps, dies, wood sets, stencils, inks and more — with new collections of planner items from both Kelly Purkey and Hero Arts. Be sure to go all the way to the bottom of this post, we have some fantastic bloggers joining us for our blog hop today, and there are prizes to be won!! But first, enjoy this fabulous idea from our talented Creative Team member, Jayne.

There is something so appealing about beautifully embellished planners, notebooks and journals. Like many of you, I love them and with the wonderful collection of new planner stamps and dies, it has never been easier to create fun and fabulous calendars! I’m sharing a few ideas for personalizing your planners with a handful of these supplies. First up, I’ve created a handy week-at-a-glance calendar from a half sheet of cardstock – it’s the perfect size to hang on a bulletin board or even a refrigerator. You could just as easily use these same products to stamp directly into your planner.

Planner Stamps by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

I started by die cutting eight speech bubbles with one of the dies in the Everything Smiles Stamp & Cut set and then stamping dates on each shape with days and numbers from the Calendar Pieces and Typewriter Keys Journaling sets. These two clear sets include all of the days, day numbers, months and years that you’ll ever need to record dates in your planners. Then, I stamped events on the calendar with some of the adorable icons and labels from the Events & Everyday Planner Icons and Holiday Planner Icons sets. For a bit of color, I added some watercolor highlights to the images and over important times.

Planner Stamps by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

Next, I created a narrow journal page to organize a few daily lists – a to do list, a shopping list, and a list of weekly goals. This time, I stamped a single date at the top of the page and then embellished the list with some title, label and line stamps from the Fun Day Planner and Bullet Journaling sets. I used speech bubble die cuts to add titles to each section of the list and then finished the page with a few watercolored flowers.

Planner Stamps by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

Finally, I made a pair of simple journaling cards that I’ll include in my planner. I stamped and watercolored some seasonal images along the top and lower edges of each card and then added an appropriate title and label. These little notes are perfect for recording memories, menus, and agendas. And, these cards, created with the new planner stamps and dies, make delightful additions to calendar, journal and scrapbook pages.

Planner Stamps by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

Today we’re joined by members of our Creative Team as well as other fabulous blogging friends to share projects highlighting this release! Be sure to visit everyone, and leave your comments along the way. We’ll be giving away THREE $25 shopping sprees in the Hero Arts Store, randomly drawn from comments left across all of the blogs in the hop.

The Hero Arts Blog (you are here!)
Kelly Purkey
Jennifer McGuire
Yana Smakula
May Sukyong Park
Mariana Grigsby
Amy Tsuruta
Amy Tan
Wanda Guess
Lydia Fiedler
Jen Carlson
Barbara Picinich
Brooke Takara
Krista Wells
Jamie Waters
Nadia Azni
Kari Stiles
Libby Hickson

Leave your comments by Wednesday, October 19 at 11:59pm PT, and we’ll announce the winners next week. We’d love to hear which new products are your favorite!

Happy hopping!

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