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Show & Tell Celebration - Share to Win!

by Hero Arts April 24, 2019 31 Comments

Let's have some fun!

You are a huge part of our 45-year journey, whether you've been stamping for decades or maybe even just months or weeks. We want to celebrate YOUR stamping history along with ours, so today we are launching the Show & Tell Photo Sharing Celebration! For the next 45 days (April 24 - June 7), we invite you to share your first Hero Arts stamps and memories. Do you remember your first Hero Arts stamp? Do you still have it? Do you still use it? Show and tell! :)

There are two ways to enter:

1. Instagram - If you are already on Instagram, this is the suggested entry method. Simply upload a photo of your first Hero Arts stamp(s) and/or memories, and include the hashtag #herocelebrates45. *** Be sure to use this hashtag so that we can find your entry and others participating in the challenge can too! ***
2. Link Party - If you are not on Instagram, you can share a direct link to your photos/memories in the InLinkz Link Party below this blog post. Look for the blue button!

 

No matter which way you enter, you will be eligible to win fabulous prizes!

Grand Prize -  A  one-year My Monthly Hero subscription (12 limited edition kits!)
Additional Prizes - 3 Hero Arts gift cards

All winners will be randomly selected at the conclusion of the event. Remember, you have until June 7 to share. We can't wait to see your photos and hear your stories! 

Thank you so much for being a part of our creative journey,

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter




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Nancy Patterson
Nancy Patterson

May 30, 2019

So sorry my Instagram post will not share with you. I think you would have fun seeing my 1980 Hero Arts stamp. Plus a few others. I have been stamping for 39 years. I was originally inspired by Suzanne Zetterberg in Claremont, CA.

I presume that it does not share because I have a private account. I did reference @heroarts #herocelebrates45 and #heroarts. I am not familiar with the link process. Any suggestions?

linda
linda

May 27, 2019

congratulations on 45 years! i bought my first hero arts stamp, dandelion, in 2009 from my local stamp store and was there on the weekend to find two dandelion stamps on display! naturally, it brought back memories of my leap into card making which has proven to be very therapeutic.

Lydia E Hallum
Lydia E Hallum

May 25, 2019

Love all the wonderful inspiring ideas.

Hetty Sanders
Hetty Sanders

May 24, 2019

Congratulations on 45 years of making such wonderful stamps!

Judith Daley
Judith Daley

May 22, 2019

I loved all my Hero Arts stamps and have several still on wood of the Floral selection. I started collecting and stamping in 1991 when I moved back to Ct. from Fla. They had just opened up a Stamp store in my town and started shopping there. They held stamping classes which I truly enjoyed and purchased several stamps which included several Hero Arts stamps. In 2007 I moved to Co. and found a wonderful stamp store and a gracious, talented woman who owned it. She had several Hero Arts stamps. I learned several stamping techniques from her. I tuned in to Jennifer Mcguire and watch all her tutorials also using Hero stamps, especially the Kit of the month, which I love all her cards. Once had a psychologist came into the stamp store and told the owner that Stamping was a cheaper therapy than going to one. I’ve always felt it was a good therapy for me.

Judy
Judy

May 19, 2019

Hero Arts started me on my stamping and card making journey in 2000 or 2001. I went into an art store looking for a Caspari greeting card but they no longer carried them. I saw other beautiful cards scattered around the store and when I inquired about them, was told they were handmade. I bought my first stamp set, which was Hero Arts Leaf Prints LL568 and I have been making cards ever since. This hobby has brought much joy to me and given me a wonderful way to give to others.

Shari James
Shari James

May 05, 2019

I was in business from 1993 until 2011 in Lakeport, California. The name of my store was Shari’s Secret Garden. I sold tons of things from Hero Arts. Love you company and it is and always has been one of my favorites. I came down to your location to take a fabulous class from Shari and Jennifer. It was so much fun and everyone was so nice. I know what a wonderful business you have. I still have a ton of stamps and love them! Happy Anniversary! It is wonderful that you are still in business.

Mie
Mie

May 04, 2019

So cute! Happy Anniversary! i’ve been a fan almost from the start (and have been lucky to be able to visit your company store once!) ❤️

Jo Ann F.
Jo Ann F.

May 04, 2019

Happy Anniversary, Hero Arts!. The Chines Wishes was one of the first stamp sets I bought to go along with my calligraphy when making cards. Now stamping has taken over my life,

Kirsten Freye Sykes
Kirsten Freye Sykes

May 03, 2019

Happy Happy 45! So happy you’re still around and still producing quality products. I began my stamping addiction early, but did not become totally beyond help until about 1990 with my first child and some extra cash…. I will be looking through my stash to find some early ones to share. Thank you for all you do for the crafting and stamping industry! Also, love love the monthly kits…always a fun surprise in my mailbox!

Debbie F.
Debbie F.

April 28, 2019

I don’t get involved with social media either, BUT I wanted to share a short story. I haven’t been stamping all that long. I really wasn’t paying attention to which company was which, until …. I bought what turned out to be a Hero Arts sentiment stamp set. The stick got lost quickly on some of the stamps and I tried to recover them but nothing worked. I contacted Jennifer McGuire for a suggestion and she suggested I contact Hero Arts directly saying they were a great company. With great skepticism I did just that. To my great surprise and delight — and without question — Hero Arts stood behind their product and replaced the set. Hero Arts stood out to me!!! And I was happy (for once!) to be wrong (in my attitude). Recently I saw a video with Aaron talking about the history of the company. That left me appreciating HA even more. Thank you, Aaron, for the history lesson! MUCH appreciated. Happy Anniversary, Hero Arts, and thank you for being a company like the ones from the (now) old days … for being a company that stands behinds its products and is all about service. Although I wish there were more companies out there that do it like we did in the “old” days, it’s SO uplifting to know Hero Arts is there. Here’s to 45 more!!

Terry Zouzounis
Terry Zouzounis

April 25, 2019

I have a few Hero Arts wood blocks stamp from years ago that I occasionally still use - many for Christmas. They still work and I still cherish them!

elaine
elaine

April 25, 2019

I just noticed that one of my favorite Hero stamps F253 Serene Sun dated 1983 is pictured on your website. I have so many Hero favorites, but it’s fun to see one of my “oldies” pictured. thanks, again, for 45 years of great times and fun memories. Time to CELEBRATE!

elaine
elaine

April 25, 2019

I’m not on social media, but I’m definitely an “old” time Hero Arts person. One of the stamps I still use is dated 1993 (F357 Blooming Flowerpots). In 1983 I used to drive 19 miles from Walnut Creek to Benicia to buy Hero Art Stamps. I have a full drawer of special “Hero’s” and love them all. Congratulations for 45 years of making a lot of people happy: those using Hero stamps and those receiving beautiful cards.

Beulah Bee
Beulah Bee

April 25, 2019

45 years is a LONG time! It will be fun to see the really old ones so I do hope everyone shares. My oldest is from 1996—vintage rubber—yeah!

Joyce Casaldi
Joyce Casaldi

April 25, 2019

Wow! What an amazing prize! ❤️

ANNE
ANNE

April 25, 2019

I Love the monkey with the heart ! CANNOT WAIT FOR THE ANNIVERSARY STAMP’s arrival.

donna mikasa
donna mikasa

April 24, 2019

Oh, what a fun way to celebrate your 45th Anniversary! I’ll be sharing some of my faves on Instagram!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

April 24, 2019

How fun! I have lots of the oldies… I started stamping in 1986! I’m going to have to give it some thought about which one was my first Hero Arts stamp, but I am thinking it was a cute bear face with a Santa hat! And I do still have it!

Bec
Bec

April 24, 2019

How fun! I recently came across one of my very first stamps – a Hero Arts rubber stamp – and was planning to share a photo once I take one!

Greta H
Greta H

April 24, 2019

There’s no way I can remember my first HA stamp, but most likely I still have it. I’ve been stamping 25+ years & HA was one of the main companies my local stamp store carried. I’d share a picture of all my HA stamps, but there’s no way I could get them all in 1 shot! My on-line stamping world began with the HA Flickr group. I’d been entering the monthly contests where we mailed a card to you. I never won, but you sent everyone who entered a wood mounted stamp. I’ve never forgotten that generosity. Happy 45th anniversary!

Kim Klinkovsky
Kim Klinkovsky

April 24, 2019

Very fun. I have some oldies, but goodies I’ll have to dig up to share…still won’t part with them. I just love them! Happy 45th!!!

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

April 24, 2019

Some of my favorite Hero Art stamps are my older background stamps that I still use today.
I started with scrapbooking, but quickly changed to card making. I make a card almost every day!

Hero Arts
Hero Arts

April 24, 2019

Hi Stephanie! In order to post to the Link Party, you’ll need to sign up for a free InLinkz account if you don’t have one already. Then you paste the link to wherever your photo has been uploaded – that could be a blog, an online photo album, or probably even the link from Facebook. Hope this helps!

Stephanie B
Stephanie B

April 24, 2019

I don’t know about others, but I am having troubles posting a photo through Inlinks. I’ll post one in the Hero Arts fan group on Facebook though for fun.

My first Hero Arts stamp I ever owned is from 1991, named Peeking Valentine Bear. The wood block may have a few dings and stains, but the rubber is still in excellent condition and I used it this February!

Cynthia O.
Cynthia O.

April 24, 2019

What a great way to share Hero Arts history! Can’t wait to join the fun.

sharon gullikson
sharon gullikson

April 24, 2019

Some of my very first stamps were from Hero Arts. I had mostly animals. My favorite HA story: I wanted a certain Kit—-Oct. 2017—-the Christmas set. It was out of stock, so I tried Ebay. They were going for $180!!! So I thought I would email HA to find out if you had one just lying around, unaccounted for. It was a LONG SHOT, but I had nothing to lose….the customer service lady said that you were out. I was sad, but knew I would have to get over it. BUT THEN I got an email from her maybe a day or 2 later saying that she found one in the warehouse, missing the glitter or something and it was mine if I wanted to buy it. YES, PLEASE!!! I was so happy, and so amazed that she went out of her way to help me!! Really nice, helpful, caring people and companies are rare. Whenever a related subject comes up with another crafter, or just another consumer, I like to tell all about it. THANK YOU AGAIN

Ellie S.
Ellie S.

April 24, 2019

I became aware of the beautiful Hero Arts stamps through the stamp kits. After reading a blog post about the kits last August, I promptly decided to become a subscriber and the September kit was my first one. It’s always so exciting to see what the new kit will look like and the Hero Arts Design Team always brings the kits to life with their awesome creativity. I just recently had to come to the decision to take a break from subscriptions because I need to save the money for home updates/improvements, but will be stalking the Hero Arts site for sure when the sneak peeks start! Such wonderful prizes and I’d love to win!! Thank you for a chance to win!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

April 24, 2019

What a lovely idea! :)

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

April 24, 2019

How fun!! Nice to take a stroll down memory lane. :)

Jan Elmore
Jan Elmore

April 24, 2019

What a wonderful promotion…makes me wish I was on social media! Thanks for all you do for our ‘hobby’!