I {heart} Hero Arts Blog hop!

Hi everyone! When Ashley told me about the I {heart} Hero Arts blog hop I just HAD to join in the fun!  So, here’s my thank you card using my favorite Hero Arts stamps — it took me a looooong time to decide, but in the end there were some I just couldn’t resist — plus they went so well with the new Basic Grey June Bug paper I picked up the other day:



Supplies: Hero Arts’ Young Deer (D5234), Special Edition Just a Note Bird (LP140), Butterfly Garden (K5209) Blossom Notecards (PS513), Lemon Notecards (PS515), White Notecards (PS517), Kraft Notecards (PS507), Sparkle Gem Hearts (CH142), White Embossing Powder (PW110).  I stamped the Young Deer with black Momento ink, then colored her with Brick Beige (E31) and Sand (E33) Copic Markers.  Patterned paper + message bubble chipboard by Basic Grey — from the June Bug line.  I discovered that Copics work great on coated chipboard, too!  Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.  Nestabilities Labels 4 die cut.  White silk ribbon by Creative Impressions.

Next, Ashley gave all the hoppers two questions to answer.  The first is to tell your Hero Arts story and how you got started using Hero Arts products.  And the answer to that one is that I fell in love with the clean, elegant lines of the Four Seasons set — and then I was hooked!  I had to have more and more and…well, you get the idea.  Here are just a few of my old favorites, circa 1997 — hard to believe that’s 12 years ago — wow!

That bicycle stamp is extra special to me — because cycling is one of my other loves!


The second question is to tell why we are thankful for Hero Arts.  That’s an easy one!  I am thankful for my job working for Hero — yep, I’m a lucky girl! — I get to work for Hero doing two things I love: web/techno/geeky stuff AND creative stuff!  It’s my dream job.

All of the people there are super special, too.  From Jackie and Aaron, to Mon, Manami and Rick, to Todd, Laura A, Lay, May, Lois, Alicia, Tim, Wayne, Noel, Lorena, Kughee and Lars, to all of the girls that work in the “rubber room”, to Sonny, and Junas and Injae — and then there’s all of the artists — Sally, Nancy, Jennifer, Shari, Tami, Laura G, Leslie, Kelly, Jacki, Kandis, Robyn, Sheri — BIG hugs to you ALL!  And a special hug to Louise, who retired from Hero after working there for over 20 years.  Louise is the one who called me and in July 2005 asked if I’d like to make samples for the 2006 catalog — what a question, ha ha!

I’d also like to thank Hero Arts for all of the friendships I’ve made through our shared love of Hero Arts + stamping!  Hugs to all of YOU on the hop, and to all who I’ve met!

And, finally, a BIG thanks to Ashley for hosting the hop!  Hugs to you, too!

Now, back to the hop — it’s here!

43 Replies to “I {heart} Hero Arts Blog hop!”

  1. Hi, Lisa! I love your cute card! Love the fresh colors and all the layers and textures! I also love the peek at all your faves! How cool! Happy Blog Hopping! :-)

  2. I’m hopping early cus time is limited later on…. but, your card is of course fabulous Lisa!!! Love the bright, bold cheery colors and your story is wonderful too. xo!

  3. Gorgeous card Lisa -I love that deer stamp (think it’s my fave too) and the heart in the speech bubble is such a great idea.  So cute!  I love seeing all your old HA stamps too.  So glad you played along :)

  4. Gorgeous card (as always).  Thank you so much for all you do for HA.  You give me so much inspiration!

  5. Love your card Lisa! Especially the cute little word bubble with the heart gem! Adorable! Fun stuff!

  6. So cute and fun! Love your paper choices and the balloon over the deer’s head!

  7. Hi, Lisa.  You have so many great elements to your card.  But, then again, that is the fun part to all your cards.  Always love seeing your stuff.

  8. Love your Sweet Little Card Lisa…that Deer is Definitely one of my FAVES!!!

  9. Such a lovely card Lisa, I really like how you use patterned papers in your card designs! I am SO jealous of your dream job! x

  10. Lisa, it was so fun to hear your story!  So glad you used the young deer stamp on your gorgeous card; it’s one of my faves, too!  Your card reflects your optimistic, energetic personality, and we’re so fortunate to have your inspiration!!

  11. such a sweet card Lisa…and I am loving reading everyone’s hero arts story…hugs kath xxx

  12. I love this design Lisa, and I’m going to have to add that cute deer to my collection! Enjoy the hop! Kate x

  13. Lisa you make the cutest cards, I think the only thing missing from your thoughts on Hero is a big thank you to you too…I  am sure the blog would not work so well with out your beihind the scenes technical genius.

  14. i love your deer thank you card. that little character is so adorable!

  15. This is beautiful Lisa!
    Thank you for constant inspiration!

  16. Hannah Nicole F says:

    Lisa I Love the variety of color’s you used, and the baby deer is the cutest stamp!

    also I would like to Thank you as part of the HA team for all you do to inspire, challenge and makeing me want to try new thing’s
    Believe it or not  the card I made for the hop http://jorgaunnasplaceoffascination.blogspot.com/2009/07/hero-arts-rocks.html  is supposed to represent You, Tami, and Sally my 3 favorite blog host’s

  17. Heather Maria says:

    Your card is so adorable Lisa! Love the heart in the word bubble.

  18. super adorable!!!  I love all the color nestled on the white…delish!

  19. What a super cute card!!!

  20. Loved hearing your story and ESPECIALLY great to see some names of all the people who work so hard in the background of HA’s success.  Love your sweet little card with the heart right in the center of the speaking bubble!

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