Happy Anniversary to Us! And welcome back for the second day of our Anniversary celebration!
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. Yesterday and today we are 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 are here!
- Mary Dawn Quirindongo
- Simon Says Stamp
- Jennifer McGuire
- Emily Midgett
- Lil’ Inker Designs
- Kelly Szafron
- Swapna Patil
- Kimberly Rendino
- Mateja Povse
- Jana Millen
- Yana Smakula
- Libby Hickson
- Barb Engler
- Betty Keefe
- Danielle Walls
- Ilina Crouse
- Cindy Chiu
- Maya Isaksson
- Niki Garcia
- Lin Brandyberry
- Francine Vuilleme
- Kathy Racoosin
- Winnie & Walter
- Studio Katia
- Jessica Frost-Ballas
- $50 gift card to Simon Says Stamp
- $50 gift card to Gina K Designs
- $25 gift card to Winnie & Walter
- $25 gift card to Lawn Fawn
- $20 gift card to Avery Elle
- prize pack from Mama Elephant
- gift card from Studio Katia
- one Online Card Class of your choice
- one set of distress oxide inks from Jennifer McGuire Ink
Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th.
And don’t forget to visit Saturday’s post for a list of the Saturday hoppers and prizes!
And one final shout out to all of our amazing sponsors!