Happy Anniversary to Us!
A Blog Named Hero is celebrating five amazing years of inspiration and we are so excited to announce a special blog hop. We have invited all of our current and past Design Team members, special guests, and the amazing and generous companies that have collaborated with us over the years to celebrate with us. Speaking of those companies, here’s a graphic showing all of their logos. It makes our little crafty hearts go pitter patter to see all of them together.
This crafting community is so wonderfully generous and kind, and that’s what this blog hop is celebrating. Two friends with a love of Hero Arts got together and created a challenge blog that has grown into A Blog Named Hero today. Here’s the story of this blog came to be:
One day Mary Dawn Quirindongo and Linda Trace had been talking about how much they love Hero Arts products and one or another of them (Linda will say it was her, but Mary Dawn will disagree) said, “Why hasn’t anyone ever done a challenge blog for Hero Arts products?!”
After a few moments of stunned silence between them, as the possibilities unravelled in their minds, they both said “Let’s do it!” After a little research into the Hero Arts company and where the name came from, A Blog Named Hero was born.
In 2014 Mary Dawn stepped down to concentrate on her family and Lisa Stein came on board to help Linda with the blog. Fast forward three years and Linda steps down to spend more time with her family and Jessica Frost-Ballas now runs the blog with Lisa. It is an honor for us, Jess & Lisa to have stepped into Mary Dawn and Linda’s shoes. And we hope we continue to provide inspiration to you for years to come.
Just in case you’re new to A Blog Named Hero, we are a challenge blog with a monthly challenge featuring Hero Arts products and a collaboration company. We love how easy it is to mix and match other company’s products with Hero Arts. Each month our collaboration company offers a prize for one of our challenge entries. We’d love for you to join along.
Now, let’s have some fun! Here’s how this hop is going to work. Today and tomorrow we will be hopping, with different participants on each day. Several companies decided to help us celebrate our fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were so generous that we decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day! Giveaway prizes total more than $500! To win, leave a comment on each hop stop. We will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning!
- A Blog Named Hero – you’re here!
- Linda Trace
- Hero Arts
- Sandy Allnock
- Coralynn Murray
- Donna Idlet
- Michelle Lupton
- Tracy Freeman
- Melissa Chipperfield
- Amy Tsuruta
- Wanda Guess
- Cecilia Hsieh
- Tenia Nelson
- Paper Smooches
- Cheiron Brandon
- Bhavana Kesarker
- Newton’s Nook
- Kristina Beagle
- Michelle Liimatainen
- Pretty Pink Posh
- Simone Naoum
- Laura Bassen
- Clare Prezzia
- Kelly Latevola
- Lisa Stein
Today’s prizes include the following:
- $50 gift card to Hero Arts
- $40 gift card to Pretty Pink Posh
- $35 gift card to Lil’ Inker Designs
- $25 gift card to Newton’s Nook
- $25 gift card to Paper Smooches
- $25 gift card to Winnie and Walter
- $25 gift card to The Ton
- $20 gift card to Right At Home
- One Online Card Class of your choice
Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th.
Make sure to come back to A Blog Named Hero tomorrow for the list of Sunday hoppers and prizes!
And one final shout out to all of our amazing sponsors!