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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:

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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!

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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 thoughts on “I {heart} Hero Arts Blog hop!”

  1. After seeing that four seasons set I think HA need to bring back some of their old stamps – what a gorgeous set!  And what an amazing card you’ve created for the hop Lisa!  Love reading your story!

  2. Such a CUTE card, Lisa!! Great to hear your story and again and see more of the names of the people who are behind the scenes of Hero Arts. It takes team work to make such a great company!

  3. WOW!! I just fell in love with your Four Seasons set, Lisa!! The packaging looks so yummy! Love your colorful and cheerful card, love the colors!!

  4. Dear Lisa,
     So nice to hear your story with HA and get to learn the names of the wonderful people behind this amazing company! Your cards are always so inspiring and FUN.  Thank you for all the wonderful things you do… this blog ROCKS!
    PS: Did I say I love your deer card?? xoxo

  5. Your card is great!  The deer is adorable!  The four seasons sets is one of my earliest purchases as well.  If only we could all be so lucky and have your dream job, LOL!

  6. Hi Lisa!  Love the bright, cheery colors against the white card.  Also loved reading your story and how you clinched your dream job!  Woo hoo!

  7. Lisa… Love the bicycle stamp too cute!  I love how you always blend teh bright colors together so wonderfully!  This card is too cute!  Thanks for all you do to keep the blog going!

  8. Oh wow Lisa! Your talent always leaves me drooling over your creations!  This is no exception!  Love that little heart/conversation bubble idea!  This is just sooooooo cute!  have a great weekend! I ♥ HA too!!!!

  9. Lisa, love your story and cute card!!! As stampers, we are so lucky to have you as a Hero Artist among all other talented Hero artists!!!

  10. lisa, this is just SOOO cute!  not surprised to see that little deer on there… you always color him/her so well.  :)  and i love your ‘story’…  definitely is the dream job!  :)  hugs!

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