Thursday, May 23, 2019

From the Vault - Celebrating the Hero Arts 45th Anniversary!

As I write this post, I'm about to hop on a plane and go to California to help celebrate my beloved Hero Arts 45th anniversary.

Hero Arts made the very first rubber stamp I owned. My mom and I had gone to a newly opened craft store - I grew up in a small town with not much in the way of craft stores outside of needle and fabric arts - and we came home with stamps, ink and that gateway drug we all know as embossing powder.

We heated it up over our gas stove burner - hey kids - don't try this at home - and watched in wonder as it turned to shimmery, gold magic on the cardstock.

Since that day - which was more than 35 years ago - Hero Arts has been a part of my life in a big way.

I was fortunate enough to get to know the owner - the founder's son - through my day job, and as I've told you before, he's a national treasure.

Two Austin friends - Lisa Spangler and Libby Hickson were working for Hero before Libby left me for Atlanta, and Libby still works there. I've been part of the kit launch team since the very first kit, which I put together and poorly photographed for the launch in a conference room in Cincinnati. It was such an exciting launch, and the kit program has gotten even better every month since then and is something I look forward to every month.

Their artists are sweet, funny and kind people and I can't wait to see them all in the facility I've been dying to tour for years. I feel very fortunate to be able to do this, and I wish you could all come with me. There's nothing like the marriage of stellar human beings with fantastic products that bring you joy - there's nothing better.

So to celebrate this important moment, Hero has gone into the vault and brought back some of their classic designs from their beginnings, and it gave me such nostalgia to work with these. It's fun to look at how stamp illustrations have changed since I started stamping.

First up - this awesome birthday set was calling my name. There's nothing like a festive panda right? a festive panda with MAD balancing skills. I colored his cake with Copics and cut him out with the matching dies, which we certainly didn't have 35 years ago.

But I've buried the headline here - THEY HAVE NEW HYBRID WATER REACTIVE INKS!

They are gorgeous, bright colors, and you can do all sorts of fun techniques with them. I did a basic wrinkle free distress technique to do two two color blends. The first blend was Pool Party and Splash, and I did that all over a piece of watercolor paper. Then I used my circle infinity dies to cut a hole in that panel.

I repeated the process with Creamsicle and Lemon Drop reactive inks and put that behind the cutout.

I stamped the sentiment from the same set in Intense Black.
Not one to be wasteful, I couldn't throw away that gorgeous inked circle I'd cut out, so I grabbed another From the Vault set - a classic, vintage travel set - it's beautiful. I stamped it, colored it with red & grey Copics and cut it out with the matching dies. I stamped the clouds from the set onto the circle, and then colored them with a white gel pen

On the kraft panel, I stamped the background with the waves stamp, which I often use for air currents - I think this is my third or fourth post with this gorgeous background - super versatile. The sentiment is from the same set.
You know what the coolest stamp of this release is though? It's a collage of a bunch of From the Vault images all on one background. LOOK AT ALL THE CATS! :) I can't wait to ink this one up. Love some of the vintage cartoon illustrations. FYI - this comes in a bundle with the catalog of this release so get that for sure - the catalog is beautiful.
And of course they have giveaways and their friends in the industry have donated some amazing prizes, listed below!





So what do you have to do to be entered? Leave me a comment of course! Tell me what your favorite Hero Arts stamp or kit is!

Your next stop on the hop is Nichol!

And here are all the products I used today - have fun shopping! Loveyameanitbye.












WS1015 From The Vault All Stamp Bold...
[ HA ]
CG757 Ocean Waves Bold Prints - Hero...
[ HA ]
From the Vault Travel
[ HA ]
From the Vault Travel Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
From the Vault Birthday
[ HA ]
From the Vault Birthday Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
From the Vault All Stamp Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Circle Infinity Dies (H)
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
[ HA ]
Pool Party Water Reactive Ink
[ HA ]
Splash Reactive Ink
[ HA ]
Creamsicle Reactive Ink
[ HA ]
Lemon Drop Reactive Ink
[ HA ]
Sakura CLASSIC WHITE Fine Line 05...
[ SSS ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | UNT ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
[ SSS ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ AMZUS ]
Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
[ SSS | ART | AMZUS ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Cut Align
[ MSP ]
Ink Off Cloth
[ INK ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
[ CHC ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
[ ELH ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]

209 comments:

  1. What a great story! I look forward to Libby's live FB reveals every month, the kits are absolutely amazing! (plus I live 10 miles away from Marietta, her city!) Thank you so much for sharing. Your card is beautiful and no I am not directing you towards a Nigerian Prince!

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  2. I've got a basket of Hero Arts wooden stamps and I love and use every one of them! Congrats to Hero Arts!

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  3. I love your cards! That all on one background stamp is going on my list.

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  4. I love that background and the fact you didn't waste that circle!

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  5. Great cards! Love the inked background you created. And you just can't go wrong with a panda with a cake on his head!

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  6. Aww the birthday panda is so cute :) Lovely cards! :)

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  7. That panda is adorable and the balloon card is lovely. So many fun things from HA over the years.

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  8. Smiling at the Panda and remembering trying to walk with a dictionary balanced on our heads for "correct posture"

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  9. That is terrific you got to go to CA to see where the magic happens....and it didn't involve a mouse or waiting in long lines! You got me into those amazing monthly kits....I think my favorite is still the Savannah silhouette one from a while back....lots of fabulous animals, trees and a gorgeous sunset die!

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  10. My favorite Hero Arts stamp is one I have had for a very long time because I started stamping as a teacher. It is the Parent Signature stamp with books and an apple. After retiring, I passed it on to my daughter to use in her classroom. I have others, of course, but it is my favorite because it combines my love for books with my love for teaching.

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  11. That panda card is so adorable! :)

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  12. Your hot air balloon card gave me an idea for a sort of Bon Voyage card to make for my granddaughter who will be visiting Italy this Summer. I didn't want to use "Bon Voyage" as the sentiment. My favorite Hero Arts Kit is the crafty one that I just received. Love all the possibilities for cards I can make for my crafty friends.

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  13. Great cards! I am liking reactive inks.

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  14. Very nice cards. I love all the retro stamps being used

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  15. Thank you for sharing a bit about your history with the company!! That is so cool. I love the hot air balloon card and blue is my FAVORITE color so of course I love your site.

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  16. I actual have that sitting cat on the From the Vault stamp. It is one of my oldest stamps and my favorite one. I wish more of those stamps would be produced. I’m dying to have that cute little puppy and a few others!

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  17. Beautiful backgrounds. Love the bright colors. Can hardly wait to play with these new inks. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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  18. Great post and wonderful cards.

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  19. My favorite Hero Arts stamps are all the floral stamps, both individual one and the set of 4 that came in a small box. I still have all my HA stamps I've collected over the years. They have always been one of my favorite stamp companies.

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  20. I love Hero Arts and blog hops because they inspire me to create--thank you!

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  21. Congrats to Hero Arts on 45 years of innovation and inspiration! Love seeing so many stamps come out of the vault and onto your wonderful cards!

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  22. sweet creations - love the panda image:)

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  23. These cards are just darling!!!! I love that background stamp, too!!!!!

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  24. Such lovely cards! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  25. I don't know if I could name a favorite stamp or kit...I have a lot of Hero Art's products in my craftroom. I love the cake balancing Panda and mya have to add that stamp to my collection.

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  26. Love your cards - love how you used one gorgeous background to create two cards! Just beautiful!

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  27. Love how you got two cards out of your BG! Might have to CASE your balloon one. TFS!!

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  28. Fun cards! My favorite from Hero Arts is the monthly kit with African animal silhouettes.

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  29. Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. I enjoyed your story of how you have been with Hero Arts for many kit launches. I have one kit and it is a bird one. I bought it last year in maybe February or March. I have many HA stamps from way back. The new ink looks so fun. I may have to give it a try.

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  31. Love the cards and new inks.

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  32. Fantastic cards! The large background stamp is amazing. I can’t wait to see what you create with it.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  33. Your cards are lovely. The pando is so cute with
    his birthday cake hat. lol

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  34. Happy anniversary hero arts! 🎉

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  35. Love the new inks! My favorite design is the cheery balloon!

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  36. Love your cards, and how awesome to work for Hero! Congrats to them on 45 years.

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  37. Two beautiful cards !
    The first one so fun and happy.
    The second one a great design -- I like how you used the waves stamp, and the bold sentiment.
    One of my favourites, that is used a couple of times during this blog hop (day 1 and 2) is The Vault Real Poppy stamp. So simple, so beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing your cards and your story !

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  38. I'm dying to try the new reactive inks - they look awesome! My favourite set (right now) is the Layering Waves; okay, I'm in a rush for beach weather!

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  39. Wonderful cards! Thanks for sharing your memories!

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  40. Hero Arts kits are the best in the industry. I can't wait to see what the theme is for next month.
    I especially loved the one with African animals, trees and sunset. It can be used with so many techniques.
    I also loved the one that was co-ordinated with a Copic Marker instructional book.
    The Spanish fiesta was so unique and fun to use. . . . . . .

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  41. LOVE this background stamp, great cards!

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  42. Oh, your festive panda made me laugh out loud. So fun!

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  43. I really love the hot air balloon card ! Really perfect ! And the panda one is very cute :)
    This background stamp is great because it can be used with almost all the kits I think :) yaaay !

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  44. Such a great Happy Birthday card - I've never tried the reactive inks though and I'm curious!

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  45. Wonderful cards! Love the circles and cute panda.

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  46. I've been stamping a long time, too, and Hero Arts were some of my first sets purchased outside of a stamp party. I love your cards and I love that Hero Arts now has water-reactive inks!!! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  47. Wow.. All cards are fabulous.. I love all the products from Hero Arts especially Rubber stamp.. Hero arts products are great and nothing can beat their quality..

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  48. Both your cards are very cute!

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  49. Really cute cards. Great background story.

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  50. One of the great things about the big birthdays is the stories and pictures we get hear and see.
    My favorite? There are a lot of them. I just got in the Venetian neighborhood BG...I love their BG stamps. I still want the jellyfish one and a bunch of the layering and so on and on.... I love the Dream Big set with the planet balloons...too many!

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  51. Just wonderful cards. Love your colors and designs. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  52. Two for the price of one - that's smart! Lovely cards!

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  53. The hot air balloon is very cool. I like how you colored everything.

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  54. i love everything (i lost all things crafty in a basement flood some im in aww with this giveaway .. thank you for the chance to win

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  55. i want to say how pretty your cards are and say happy 45th anniversary to hero arts and thank you for this hop and giveaway

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  56. I love your story....I remember heat embossing on the light bulb of a lamp in a hotel room. I'd seen how to emboss, and while on a business trip found the embossing powder and ink, picked up a couple of stamps, and thousands of stamps and 35+ years later, I'm still stamping!

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  57. Hero Arts was my first taste at stamping too!!! Love your cards!!

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  58. Loving these vault stamps, love your cards!

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  59. Fantastic cards! Love the reactive ink backgrounds. The panda is adorable.

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  60. That little panda with the cake on his head is so cute!

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  61. what delightful cards!! Enjoy your celebration with HA!

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  62. Wonderful cards!!! Love them and your story!

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  63. Love your cards. I have a selection of Hero Arts stamps and love their designs.

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  64. Both cards are FABULOUS!!!! I can't believe you have been with Hero Arts for so many kits! That's awesome!!!! Love the panda!

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  65. Cute cards! Love the hot air balloons!!

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  66. So fun to hear your history with Hero Arts. Fabulous cards as always. I have many favorites from Hero Arts, my current is the super fun art deco Feb2019 kit of the month.

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  67. Can't choose; the panda is precious, the balloon is versatile, the mixed background is very cool. I've been buying Hero Arts since a craft store opened nearby-ish in, I think, 1992. Still have some, most Christmas themed cuz that's what I do. Love them, have always loved them. Happy Happy Hero Arts and may you go on forever.

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  68. Great cards! Can’t wait to try the new inks. :)

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  69. I'm jealous! What a great thing to do and with such terrific people! Keep up the great work - I love seeing all the ideas from the vault.

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  70. Very excited to try the new inks.

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  71. Such fun cards..love that sweet panda.

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  72. I think my first hero arts stamp was a cat!!! So much fun to "see" their space through your eyes!!! Thank you for taking us with you!💜🌵

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  73. Cute cards and I love the vintage stamp background. I am really loving the new inks and look forward to trying them soon. Great work.

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  74. Always love to see what you come up with!

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  75. I enjoyed reading your history with Hero Arts, you were so lucky to have worked with such wonderful people. Your cards are fabulous!! Love the designs!!

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  76. Hero Arts always provides such quality products that last. These really took me back to when I started stamping

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  77. I agree with so many things you mentioned.. The kits are awesome, the catalog is gorgeous, that background stamp of vault images rocks!!! The whole company and it's people are amazing ;)

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  78. Thanks for sharing your Hero Arts history and wonderful cards, Lydia. HA is an awesome company! I have a number of the monthly kits, my favorite of which is the coffee themed one from last August. However, the collage background stamp may be my new favorite after I order it!

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  79. My favorite Hero Arts stamps are the background stamps! I still have all my HA stamps I've collected over the years. They are one of my favorite stamp companies.

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  80. Sweet cards! Love that bear and the balloon!

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  81. Congrats Hero Arts on 45 years! Truly an accomplishment.

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  82. The Balloon card is so pretty.

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  83. I love the backgrounds you created with the new reactive inks!

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  84. Love your cute little panda card. Those inks create the greatest backgrounds.

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  85. Love your cards. They are adorable!!!

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  86. Your cards are so bright and happy, Lydia! I love the wonderful backgrounds you've created with the wonderful new HA inks! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us all!

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  87. Sweet, whimsical cards ❤️

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  88. Love your cards. The new inks are beautiful can't wait to try them.

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  89. I'm really liking the anniversary die several blogs have highlighted.

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  90. I love the look of the new inks and can’t wait to get them! That little panda really does have mad balancing skills. Congratulations on 45 years Hero Arts!

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  91. Its touching to read and know how various artists and cardmaker associated with hero arts and became part of their journey ! I JUST LOVED READING YOUR POSTS AND YOUR CARDS TOO !

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  92. brilliant cards - love all the inspiration!

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  93. Love that panda, but the waves background stamp is SO GOOD! Thanks for sharing your story connected to Hero Arts! I need to go dig out my first Hero Arts wood-mounted stamps. I've had them for a LONG time! Lol.

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  94. I love all of the new ideas!

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  95. I love two-for-one cards. These are super sweet. I’m really loving what you all are doing with those delicious inks.

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  96. Love your cards. So adorable and thank you for the inspiration. Can't wait to purchase some of the "new" stamps returning from the vault.

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  97. Oooooooh wow, the card with the air balloon is simply so so beautiful! LOVE IT!

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  98. Those new inks look scrumptious, so bright and fun! Thanks for sharing your cards and always love to hear the back story of how stamps came into someone else's life.

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  99. I love both of these cards but especially the simplicity of the hot air balloon one. Thanks for sharing.

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  100. Love the simple life statement of Enjoy The Journey

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  101. Thank you for the lovely inspiration! Congrats to Hero Arts!

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  102. I just discovered the kits recently and now have three of them - they are fabulous and I am looking forward to more! I love that from the vault set and the card you made with the panda!

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  103. Your cards are so cute! Love that ink technique you used for the backgrounds.

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  104. Beautiful cards! Congrats Hero Arts on 45 years of making great stamps!!

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  105. Love your cards! I remember buying my first wood block hero arts stamps also. Happy Anniversary, Hero Arts!

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  106. Great card and awesome history!! LOVE this company and this industry!

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  107. Thanks for sharing your story. I also remember some long-ago Hero Arts stamps. And the "ocean waves" background is a gem; I also see the endcuts of logs in that. So useful!

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  108. fun card, Lydia - love those new ink colors!!

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  109. I have several Hero Arts kits and love them all, my most recent one being a Bday gift of last months kit from my crafty tribe. Love your Blog and your humor!

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  110. I've found it most interesting to read tidbits of H.A. history, as well as some of your own. I've never seen a card you've made that I don't like Lydia. These are no exception either. That compilation of images on the background stamp are a stroke of genius. Thanks.

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  111. Sweet, adorable cards. I love the backgrounds using the new Reactive Ink -- can't wait to give it a try.

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  112. Such a cute and happy Panda!! Happy Anniversary hero arts!!!

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  113. I have the December kit! I love it.

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  114. My favorite Hero Art stamps are my many cat ones! So I will be getting that vault collage with the random and adorable images! MEOW! I like your use of color and the new inks, and the fact you didn't waste the circle. Thank you. CONGRATS to HERO ARTS for 45 amazing, fun filled years. May they live forever!

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  115. Love that Panda cards! Beautiful background with reactive inks.

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  116. These are wonderful cards! I really love how you created the journey card. :)

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  117. Enjoy your time with Hero Arts in California (you should have ask and I would have gone with you...wink). :) Have been enjoying the walk down memory lane and Hero Arts. They were certainly some of my first stamps "back in the day." :) AND I love the new ink pads....I "need" them! :)

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  118. Eeeek!! I love that panda so much I can bearly stand it!!

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  119. Great cards and I like the fact that you used the circle from the panda card to make the hot air balloon card. I received the From the Vault background stamp bundle and can't wait to use it, since I have two of the old stamps...the guy with the "sparkly eyes" and the sneaker. Happy 45th Anniversary, Hero Arts!

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  120. Wonderful use of the new Hero Arts Reactive Inks. I love that background! Thanks for sharing.
    Brenda West

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  121. What delightful cards. I love the panda with the birthday cake "hat".

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  122. I got to try some of the new inks the other day and they blend beautifully and were gorgeous colors!

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  123. Love your cards, Lydia! And, I enjoyed reading your HA story, too. There are way too many HA stamps that I love, so can't really name a favorite.

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  124. I have all the Hero Arts stamps I've ever owned and I wouldn't part with them ever. One of the newest groups of their products that are so exciting to me are the new inks. They look amazing to work with and though I don't need more inks(when did that stop me?), I think I'll have to try these. I love your cards and this has been a fun blog hop because of the journey with Hero Arts!

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  125. i'm new to Hero Arts' kits, but love the Art Deco, Circus and most recently, Venice. Thank you for your art, inspiration and willingness to share your techniques!

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  126. I love the panda birthday card! The colors are so vibrant and happy! Great story!

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  127. Love your cards. (And all you do over at SCS!)

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  128. Both cards are lovely, but gotta love the panda with the birthday cake!

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  129. Congrats to HeroArts and best wishes; congrats & thanks to you for the beautiful inspiration! I agree the background stamp is amazing!

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  130. Great story and fun inspiration, Lydia!

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  131. I always love seeing what new goodies Hero Arts has come up with. Thanks for sharing these wonderful stamping ideas.

    Carol B

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  132. Enjoyed your story. Love you designs, your panda birthday card is adorable. Congrats Hero Arts.

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  133. Love hearing everyone's history with this amazing company! Your cards are so adorable! Putting the waves background on my wishlist. Thanks for sharing!

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  134. Adorable cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  135. Hi Lydia. I love the colours you've used for your background. They're simply divine. And I totally agree with what you said about Embossing Powder and when you first start using it. It really is something special :)

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  136. Love your cards, Lydia. Great story about your long relationship with HA. Thanks for inspiring me and so many others.

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  137. You always make me ooohhh and ahhhhh.

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  138. Love my Hero Arts products - thanks for showing your design work using their products Happy 45 Hero Arts! Thanks for sharing.

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  139. Hi Lydia, there are not a lot of us. Love seeing your creations. I'll have to join your site.

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  140. Love that little bear card. These new inks are to die for. Thanks so much. Happy 45th Hero Arts.

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  141. So fun to hear everyone's Hero Arts stories!

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  142. Love these cards! Thank you for your amazingly wonderful inspiration!

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  143. Great cards! Such a great company, too bad more companies don't do business the way Hero Arts does. I couldn't pick a favorite, like picking a favorite child.

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  144. I love when you can get two for one out of a great background... It's amazing what one can create just by using a basic circle die. Awesome job Lydia... Love your Hero Arts story. 45 years and still going strong...

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  145. Liked reading your history with Hero Arts. They seem awesome! Maybe they should give lessons. We need more great companies like theirs. Love your cards. So cute. That Panda is adorable.

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  146. My cousin loves Pandas, so I'm glad this stamp is coming back out.

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  147. You and Hero Arts have had a long and special history together, so CONGRATULATIONS to both of you as you celebrate this milestone for the company!!
    Love the cards!

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  148. Awesome creations! Happy 45th Anniversary Hero Arts! My favorite stamp set is Polar Greetings.

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  149. Three terrific cards.....great job. I especially love that balancing Bear. LOL....I love your story....I had not realized that you had been crafting for that long a time. And with great success. Congratulations to you.
    This blog hop has brought such a great array of artists. And all with wonderful stories....I have really enjoyed it. Learning so much about the back story of everyone.
    Many congratulations to Hero Arts for being surrounded by such talent...and nurturing it. I love this company and wish them the very best...as well as all of you. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  150. Your cards are awesome, Lydia! My favorite is the one with the hot air balloon! That Ocean Waves stamp is the perfect background! I just love the whole design of the card! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us! Happy 45th Anniversary, Hero Arts!

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  151. I love reading the stories of people's history with Hero Arts. They sound like a great company to work for.

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  152. Great blog Lydia! And great cards too! I love the stamp set from a kit that had a tree silhouette with a swing and lots of other little silhouettes. Happy Birthday Hero Arts!

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  153. Fun card designs! Congrats to Hero Arts on 45 years!

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  154. Surely you jest?! Pick ONE favorite Hero Arts stamp or die?! Are you mad!?

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  155. Really fun cards! I love hot air balloons.

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  156. This has been such a great blog hop. The Hero Arts kits are wonderful. Excited about the new reactive inks too.

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  157. beautiful cards, great story. the weekend at Hero Arts looked like a great time.

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  158. It's so much fun to see all these old favorites come back to life! Love your cards.

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  159. Great work, inspires me to go and craft, oh and shop also. LOL!

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  160. love your inked background! My favorite kit is the coffee shop.

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  161. Oh wow. What a great story. I hope you share how it goes. Boy. To be a fly on the wall for that trip would be amazing.

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  162. Such sweet cards! Love the hot air ballon card.

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  163. Pretty! Looks like the new hybrid inks are a must-have.

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  164. Great story Lydia and I saw the pictures on Instagram and Istagram Stories of the happening add Hero Arts, that looked great. You talk about the embossing powder heated up over your gas stove burner, whe did that over a bread toaster, LOL oh my. I love those memories.
    Thank you for sharing your story, your cards and a very Happy 45th Anniversary together with the entire Hero Arts family.

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  165. Oh I love the kits but now as I prepare to move back to Europe I might have to give up on them :(
    Shipping is expensive and the Euro is going down and if you are unlucky you get to pay import fees as well...
    BUT - I love your card Lydia!

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  166. Beautiful cards! I enjoyed reading your memories. I remember the first time I saw embossing powder heated - I thought it was magic!

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  167. Fun cards! The panda is a cutie!

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  168. Cute cards and I like the new inks. Thanks for sharing your story with Hero Arts. My fave is whatever one I am using at the moment.

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  169. Lovely cards with these fun range of products. My fave kit was the beach theme from last summer.

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  170. I can't say which is my favorite Hero Arts products but I can say that the new inks are on top of my list. Great story.

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  171. I like your panda bear birthday card, it's so cute and funny!
    debbieparke@hotmail.com

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  172. Hmm, that's a good question! I certainly love their background stamps, they are just great! The Envelope Pattern is one of my faves :) Thanks for sharing your fun cards! And a big hooray to HeroArts for 45 years in the biz!!

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  173. Oh my, you reminded me of my first embossing attempts too. Yes, little cards heated over the stove plate held with wooden clothes pegs. The pure magic of those words bubbling up in liquid gold...well that's what it looked like. To this day, there is still some magic in embossing powder for me. I must use it more...
    Your cards are really so cute! Love the beautiful background!
    Hugs
    Rene

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  174. Hi Lydia :) Soooooo awesome that you have history with Hero Arts!!! That's waaaaay cooooool! Your cards are terrific...already working on my mind too! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  175. I am loving those reactive inks and especially the fun colors. They look great on your cards! That travel card is really nice with the balloon and blue reactive ink sky along with the kraft.

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  176. Love how you used the new reactive inks - will definitely have to get some of those and play! Your panda card is so cute and the balloon one is really clean and simple. Thank you for sharing some of your HA story and these wonderful cards.

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