Today is the start of something new.

Nov 7, 2015 by Lisa Spangler

Today is the start of something new — and I can’t tell you what that is just yet, because I don’t know myself.

What I can tell you is that yesterday was my last day working for Hero Arts.

(Yep, you read that right.)

I worked for Hero full time for almost 10 years, and I made cards for them for a year and a half before that. It wasn’t an easy decision to leave, but it was time for something new.

I had 4 weeks of vacation at Hero, so I’m gonna take some time off from working. Time to plan. Dream. Travel. Adventure. Sleep. Make stuff. Explore. Sleep some more. Try some new recipes I’ve been meaning to. Do a whole lotta cleaning. Organizing. Mail some cards. Paint. Play. Go hiking. Visit some prairies (sideoats!). Read some books. Drink some tea. And did I mention sleep? :)

Feels so good.

I can’t wait to see what my next adventure will be.

For now, I took a little time to play with acrylic paint.

Painting is Good For the Soul

See that hand cream up there? I got it at CHA last year at a hotel gift shop — yeah, I couldn’t resist the packaging. Just found it while cleaning my messy desk. :)

Thinking of the hotel make me think of my key card — I save key cards from everywhere I stay. And that made me think of playing with acrylic paint. So, I grabbed a hotel key card and swiped some acrylic paint onto a Kelly Purkey’s Grid Booklet. I have to admit, I love this deja blue paint so much.

Then I stamped the date with this mega date roller stamp and matching deja blue ink. I added some journaling with a navy le pen, and that was that. Anyone else out there have a thing for le pens? I’ve loved them for forever.

Hoping to have time to add a little something to this booklet every day.


36 Replies to “Today is the start of something new.”

  1. You are one of the pivotal reasons for HA’s success. I hope that you know that (we all know that already!). You are one of the BEST asset that any company can have. I will continue to follow you and your new happy chapter! Hugs!

  2. Hi Lisa,
    I am sending huigs and smiles. I have so enjoyed working with you on a professional level. You will be missed. My first response was ,”Say it isn’t so.” However, I wish you the best in whichever way this takes you. Enjoy the time off:)

    Linda Crissman
    a2z Scrapbooking Purchasing Director

  3. Lisa it takes arrest deal of courage to be the one to make changes rather than wait for things to happen. There’s no doubt that closing one door will open up many new opportunities.

    I’ve followed you over the years and have observed all the challenges and miracles you’ve approached with grace and determination.

    I am on a parallel path having left Austin a year ago to realize a dream and move to Brooklyn. I don’t know what the future holds and I’m committed to enjoying the journey. That said if your travels take you to NYC please consider me one of your personal tour guides! I know all the greatest “insider” treasures.

    Best is yet to come…

  4. Congrats! Best wishes! Good Luck! and Go Girl!

  5. Girlie, I am so so so excited to watch your next adventure. Totally. You are one amazing human being and you inspire me all the time – go into that wild beyond!

  6. Lisa, what a big change for you, you will be missed at HA I am sure. We always enjoyed seeing you at CHA and your wonderful art! Looking forward to what you do next I am sure it will be great!

  7. Congratulations, Lisa! It takes real guts to follow your heart and take a leap when you know something new and wonderful is out there. Hope you have an amazing adventure! ♥

  8. Wishing you a wonderful new adventure! It’s all there waiting for you! x

  9. I’m so glad I got a chance to know you through Hero Arts! You know I’ve always been a big fan! Wishing you much joy and success in your new adventure!
    P.S. So … will I still get to see you at the next CHA????

  10. Becs Attwood says:

    I am a huge fan of your work with Hero Arts and I can’t wait to see what comes next. Thankyou for inspiring us for all these years with HA. Enjoy this special time to relax, explore & create.

  11. I am so sad to find out that you are leaving Hero Arts. BUT THRILLED for you as you head out on your new adventure. I wish you the very best as you find your new road. Know that you will take many of us along with you! Can’t wait to see what you do next! Hugs!

  12. Wishing you a wonderful new adventure! God bless you!!!

  13. Hi Lisa
    I’m a huge fan for many years.. Congratulations on the change.. whatever you plan to do, I am sure you will do with aplomb.
    I am changing jobs after 12,5 years :) Yes a long long time. I am concerned about how that’s going to work for me :) but I am sure He leads us well.


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