Firstly, I’m an Aussie. My day job is as a teacher – I teach biology to tertiary students. I also sing in a couple of choirs, and I am in a book club. And I make cards – I have done so for a long time, but I have blogged about it since 2011, shortly after which I discovered the wonderful worldwide community of stampers and card-makers out there! My style has evolved over the years, but right now, I love stamping, along with rainbows, watercolouring, flowers, stencils, and the colour blue (and the oxford comma – certified nerd, right here). I’m a CAS card-maker, with occasional forays into not-so-clean and definitely-not-simple. I’ve been with A Blog Named Hero since 2013, and I also coordinate the Facebook page for A Blog Named Hero, so please be sure to visit and say hello to our wonderful Facebook Design Team.
Even though I was a library media specialist as my career, some form of art has always been my passion. Back in the ‘80’s and ‘90’s, I scoured antique stores and garage sales looking for items that I could upcycle and then sell at craft shows. In the late ‘90’s, I discovered Hero Arts stamps and have been hooked on card making ever since. It wasn’t until a few years ago though that I started my Flickr page and then began my blog in 2014. This has opened up a whole other era in my artistic life – have won several challenges and have been on A Blog Named Hero design team (2016) and a2z Scrapbooking design team (2015). When I’m in my craft room I’m in another world – love it!!
I have three grown children (none of whom are nearby) and four grandchildren (ages 13 through 24). They are spread out in Texas, Minnesota, Baltimore, MD and London, England and I am here in Nebraska. I always have a book going either from the library or on my laptop. On average, I play bridge at least three times a week and keep in sort of shape with water aerobics. I love University of Nebraska sports (especially football!) and have season tickets to the women’s basketball games.
I hope my card designs and those of the A Blog Named Hero team and the ABNH Facebook team will inspire you.
Hello, I am Cindy, born in Hong Kong but have been living in Montreal, Canada for over 40 years. I am married to my wonderful DH for 23 years, and a mother of two young adults. In July 2016 I’ve retired from being a programmer analyst/IT consultant, a job I’ve had for over 30 years.
I am a long time Hero Arts fan. While looking for a gift I’ve discovered Hero Arts stamp and the art of rubber stamping. Needless to say Hero Arts stamps were among the first few stamps I acquired and I have always enjoyed their products and their web page/blog! It was for their challenge that I jumped onto the web, and then into blog land. I enjoy making “clean and layered” cards but am always happy to try new things. Other than stamping, I enjoy cooking and when the weather is nice, I tend my garden. I am extremely delighted to be part of the A Blog Named Hero FB team and am looking forward to a bright 2017.
You can find me on my blog Escape To Stamping, and of course in the Hero Arts Flickr group.
Hello everyone! My name is Mateja and I’m 28 years old teacher of geography and art history going on a stay at home mom for our first little one in the beginning of 2017. I’m from Ljubljana, Slovenia and I’m beyond exited about being a part of A Blog Named Hero Facebook team for another year. I’ve been stamping since 2012 and I started my blog A Pocketful of Stamps in spring of 2014. I’m a very creative person and I have always loved crafting in some shape or form but I must admit card making got me hooked way quicker that I anticipated. Hero Arts stamps (especially the background ones) take a very special place in my heart because those are some of my first stamps and I still love working and playing with them. But then I tried their ink pads and I was doomed. I can’t really define my style (I let you be the judge of that), but I like colourful elegance, no extreme CAS, but clean lines, and bright colours. You can get all of that with Hero Arts stamps, dies and inks.
I hope you join us and find some inspiration because we all love to share our love for Hero Arts products with you.