Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero: January 2024 Challenge
Welcome to a new Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero Challenge! For January, we're saying that everything old is new again! We want you to use the old along with the new – maybe that's an old stamp with a new one, or an old technique with a new product, or make a new version of an old card of yours – anything that teams the old with the new!
Because of this theme, we're doing something a bit different. Some of the DT might have used Hero Arts products that are no longer available – some were discontinued many years ago! This is the perfect opportunity to go through your stash and find some older Hero Arts products that could use some love.
We are also welcoming eight new A Blog Named Hero Design Team members today!
Here's some fabulous inspiration from our design team. You can follow the links below each card to discover even more inspiration from these talented artists.
Hello!! My name is Kanan and I live in Ottawa, Canada. I have always been interested in arts & craft activities and this is something I absolutely enjoy doing from the heart. I was introduced to card making a few years ago and I’m passionate about it. I love this beautiful community.
I’ve been a card maker for over 18 years. My passion is to make cards to donate to charity. I love that something I love to do makes others happy.
You can find Kate on Instagram.
Hello, I am Kimberly Wiener and I am a huge fan of card challenges and encouraging creativity. I live in the gorgeous PNW of Washington State with my family and awesome dog Oliver. I can't wait to get crafty with you!
Hi, I’m Lara and I was born and raised in Italy but now I live in Ohio with my husband and kids. I'm a research scientist by day and a card maker by night! I started making cards a couple of years ago and I'm so grateful for all the amazing people I have met in this community, so kind and supportive. I like to make colorful cards and I'm a big fan of glitter!
Hi everyone. My name is Meg and I am so excited to be part of the Stay Crafty Design Team again. I don't feel that I have a certain style for my cards...I just go where the inspiration and products take me! I hope you enjoy my designs and they inspire you to create.
Hi, I'm Michelle, and I live in Melbourne, Australia. I'm a member of the Hero Arts Global Design Team, I've been with A Blog Named Hero since 2013 and I've been a fan of Hero Arts since I began making cards! I am so excited to be coordinating our new design team for 2024!
Hello I’m Michelle Peckham. I live in north Alabama. I’m a busy Mom to four kids. I’ve been making cards for almost 30 years and love every minute of it. I cherish my crafty time and the crafty friends I’ve met over the years.
You can find Michelle on Instagram.
Hi, I'm Miriam, but feel free to call me Miri - everyone does!! I am from London but now live in Melbourne, Australia. I am a married Mum of 2 teenagers and 2 labradors. I have been card making for 6 years and love to colour, I love clean cards with white space and more than that I love the friendships I have made within this community. I am so excited to be joining this design team and look forward to seeing all the amazing projects that everyone makes.
Now it's your turn – how will you interpret the challenge theme? Use the InLinkz tool right at the bottom of this post to link up your newly created card (no backlinks, please), and you will be entered into our draw. We will be giving a $50 gift card randomly to one person who plays along, and another $50 gift card to one of our favourites!
To link up your new project that fits the challenge theme, you need to share it publicly somewhere you can copy the link – this can be your blog, Instagram, a Flickr account, your Splitcoast gallery – anywhere that allows you to have a URL or website location to link up, and where we can see your post.
All products are welcome, but if you want to be in with a chance to win, please use at least one Hero Arts designed product (stamp – physical or digital, stencil, die, rub-on or hot foil plate).
Entries must be submitted by February 4th at 5:00pm PT to be eligible for the giveaway. Scroll down to find the linkup. If you share your project on social media, we'd like you to use the #heroarts and #staycraftychallenge hashtags, please!
We love leaving comments on your entries, but sometimes that is not possible. Please be assured that we have visited each of your posts, whether it be a blog, Instagram, Flickr or somewhere else, but some platforms may limit comments or only allow comments from members. The best way to allow us to comment is to link up to your Instagram post.
Enter our contest by linking your new project below! Please enter your name in the caption area. By linking your project, you are giving us permission to feature your card on our blog, social media or newsletter, crediting you as the artist.
In December, our challenge theme was "Shiny", and the gallery was filled with gleaming cards!
Our random winner of a $50 Hero Arts voucher is Alice K with this beautiful blue Christmas card. Love her shiny goldfish!
Please email us at email@example.com with "Stay Crafty Challenge Winner" in the subject to claim your prize.