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Friday, December 14, 2012

Hero Arts 2013 Debut Party

Hi all - once again, it's been a while since my last post.  Well, I've been busy getting ready for and performing in our chorus holiday show (it was last Saturday).  Plus all the holiday decorating and baking...  Hmm - I didn't mention my Christmas cards which need some attention.

Time to take the focus off the holidays for a moment and turn to the debut of new Hero Arts stamps!  See the HA Blog for a fun hop with 22 designers using new stamps in awesome ways.

Lucky me to have many Archiver's stores within easy driving distances in the Twin Cities, all debuting new Hero Arts stamps.  But I thought it would be fun to journey to the Mall of America store, taking a long lunch from work today.  As one of those bus-riding commuters, I had to take another bus from downtown St Paul out to MOA.  The ride only took 40 minutes with the various stops and I had just a short elevator ride and walk from the transit center to the 3rd floor Archiver's.  What a bonanza of new stamps awaited me!  Here I am in front of the main display - holding the new catalog/idea book. 
Hero Arts release party Dec2012
 
Did you notice the beautiful scarf around my neck?  I got it from my friend Heather who handcrafted it with some textured yarn that just twists naturally as you knit it.  Thanks again, Heather - doesn't it go perfectly with my purple shirt?

Archiver's is giving the Hero Arts idea books away with a $20 purchase - just two clear sets and you've got it!  Beyond the main display, they also had a couple other spots holding new woodblock stamps.  I can never resist the woodblock backgrounds and picked up two new ones, pictured below with some of the clear sets I bought. 
Hero Arts release party Dec2012 1st picks 1
 

Then I found a few more clear sets and a couple of clings I couldn't live without.
Hero Arts release party Dec2012 1st picks 2
 
Now I just need some time to get creating with all these wonderful stamps. Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow with a card - meantime, I'm off to finish the inspiring blog hop. Thanks for stopping!

6 comments:

Judy1223 said...

Wow, you had a very successful shopping trip! I wish I loved near an Archivers...you are so lucky! Have fun crafting..and congrats on all the wonderful singing accomplishments recently!

Greta said...

I wish I could have taken my lunch with you today, Linda--LOL! Wish Archiver's was out West. Have fun with your new goodies!

Barb said...

I'm sorry it didn't work out for me to join you, Linda! That display looks awesome! Love your purple shirt and gorgeous scarf from sweet Heather! Looks like you chose some wonderful new goodies! Have fun! :)

CinnamonSally said...

Oh my Linda look at all those gorgeous stamps, I am with you on the woodblock backgrounds, I can't resist them either. Looks like you have lots of crafty time ahead of you, have fun.
Sallyx

Heather Maria said...

Well Linda, you couldn't have had a better lunch break - bet you had loads of fun in Archiver's picking out all your new goodies!Hope to see your creations with these stamps very soon! So glad you like your scarf - purple is your colour:)

Brenda said...

Yummy! Lucky you! I would need to take two planes in order to get to the nearest Archiver's! Sniff, sniff!!!