Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Stamp Your Hero HeART Out Challenge

Winners Announced
Stamp Your Hero HeART Out has ended. I thank each one of you that entered the challenge. I thoroughly enjoyed browsing through your entries.
Below is a list with the winning links:

1 .Trinh
2 .Lindsey
3 .Arlene





 Winners, please send your mailing address to me via my e-mail. I will get the prize in the mail as soon as the Canadian postal strike is over. Yes, we are in the midst of a long postal strike here and it is making the entire nation very unhappy-including me. It has been almost two weeks without mail. I thank you, winners, for the patience.
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If you know a bit about me, you should know that I'm one of the BIGGEST Hero Arts Stamps fan! Well, this fan is just about to get even BIGGER....
I was so happy to win the Hero Arts monthly challenge this past March (see Stamped Envelopes). How thrilled it was to choose $50 worth of NEW Hero Arts Goodies! After firing off a few e-mails to get my order in,  I waited...and waited. After I waited until May 5th, I e-mailed Libby (who is in charge of the prizes)  and she told me that it was shipped in mid April! I got very anxious since I hadn't received anything after nearly one month of mailing. Then Libby told me that Hero Arts will ship me my order AGAIN (OMG, OMG,OMG....!!). After a few days, I DID get my first shipping (duh!)...and then...a few days ago, I received the 2nd shipping! I now have two sets of identical stamps that I had ordered. What a dilemma!
So here's what the "giveaway" is about. I am passing these fabulous stamps and along with a card that I made and a few small goodies to three lucky winners. BUT you do have to use your incredible talent and skills to enter to win.
 Prize #1 example here and here
Prize #2 example here and here 

Prize #3 example here

The theme: Share Your Inspiration (it can be a stamper friend's certain card/style, a photo from Etsy or Pinterest, a stamping artist, fashion, trends...the source is limitless). My examples are here and here.

How to enter: Please indicate where your inspiration is from in your entry and post the NEWLY created card or project that you made with at least one Hero Arts stamp. Then link it up with Inlinkz (see below) for a chance to win. I strongly encourage you to become a follower to my blog (if you haven't already), so you can monitor the progress of the entries and get more Hero Arts stamp inspiration.

Rules: it will be a random draw. Everyone has an equal chance to win and you can enter up to THREE cards/projects. You can combine this challenge with other challenges (no more than three please). If your card is not meeting the requirement, it will not be eligible for the draw. I will pay for the shipping and will ship internationally.

Edited note: Please mention that you are entering Stamp Your Hero HeART Out challenge in your entry to be eligible for the win. That way it will encourage others to enter as well.

 Stamp your Hero HeART out! 


39 comments:

Simone said...

LOL! That is such a fun dilemma to have V!! I LOVE Hero Arts just as much as you! Such an awesome company with amazing products!

AnitaRex said...

That is weird that the HA stamps took that long to come! I have a few things that I am waiting for too and I am beginning to think are lost! At least the strike isn't stopping the mail like I thought. I think that customs held your first package. Last week I got two packages that came super fast that I am sure customs let through fast due to the strike! This challenge is soooo fun! :> I hope your enjoying your new stamps!

Dawn said...

Wow... amazing Virginia. I've been wanted to make something inspired by Jacqueline and Lin's use of the beautiful frame.. have the stamp now so this will be my chance to get my A into G and get moving...

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

What a great challenge (and what great choices you made for your win!!!!)
Thanks again for a very inspiring blog Virginia!

Nona said...

Such a fun challenge, Virginia! Now who to choose out of all the talented artists out there :)

Hope you're enjoying your new HA goodies!

Suzanne C said...

How generous Ms. Virginia! Looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing in your winnings!

Anne said...

Too bad you had to wait so long for your order to show up Virginia- but how generous of you to share with your fellow crafters! I can't wait to participate in your fun challenge!

Karen from MI said...

CONGRATS, Virginia! You certainly are making a name for yourself and how very GENEROUS you are with your winnings. They are all DARLING images. :) Can't wait to see what everyone designs.....we all reap the benefits of your win. Lots of inspiration should be flowing from your sweet blog........HAPPY DAY. Love, Karen xo

walchowDesign said...

What a blunder with the post! Anyway, love all your choice of stamps and am drooling over them! Thanks, Virginia over your giveaways!

patscrap91 said...

Thanks Virginia for this fun challenge. You're so generous.
(I know you through the HA Flickr group and the scrap rendez-vous blog).

Eve said...

oh how generous of you!! That BACKGROUND stamp has been in my wishlist for a very long time, and still can't find it locally :-( Anyways, again, congrats on your winning in march with that envy contest. You deserve the winning with that creation!! :-)

Kathy (krolski) said...

What a fun idea and so generous of you! You rock!

Driven to Ink said...

Wow Virginia - you are such a gem. I hope I can make time to play along.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Fun giveaway and challenge. I don't own any of these adorable stamps. Will have to check out their website for sure.

Chunyuan said...

Wow, Virginia. Congratulations on your win! The envelopes you created are so beautiful. It is so generous of you to giveaway the extra stamps to fellow stampers. Envelope background has been on my wishlist and the flower stamp is beautiful too.

Cathy A said...

How generous.

Emily Leiphart said...

You are so funny, Virginia! Both times I won it took six weeks for the prizes to get here. I'm thinking that's the norm regardless of a strike! It's a brutally long wait but worth it when they come. Thanks for the chance to win these fabulous stamps!!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow such a great challenge you have going on here Virginia. Really gonna try to get this one under my creative belt. Sorry that you had to wait so long and now twice the stamps. Your such a sweetheart to give them away like that. Super sweet. Hugs.

Libby Hickson said...

Thanks for doing the giveaway Virginia, it's such a great idea!! Again so sorry the mail took so long, but glad you got all your goodies (and then some!) eventually! :-)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

I linked up but I think my card is hidden. Hope you can see it. :)

Kathy (krolski) said...

I entered mine, but can't see it. I hope it shows up for you. Love this contest! :)

Isha said...

Lovely contest Virginia. Hope and wish I my back would allow me to play along this weekend.

Karen B. said...

What a dilemma indeed! But thank you for sharing your generosity! I also want to thank you for this challenge, as it brought back some wonderfully beautiful memories for me, some that haven't surfaced in for such a long time. Thank you, Virgina, thank you.

Liliana W said...

You're so generous, the giveaway is great! The challenge is fab :)

Driven to Ink said...

Yay, I was able to design a card for my class tonight inspired by Donna's great polaroid cityscape - I hope my students will enjoy making this card! :)

Alice Wertz said...

isn't Hero Arts the best? and you are just too sweet to share them!

joy said...

Hi, Virginia! What a wonderful gesture this is from you (and Hero Arts)! I'm hoping to find some down time to participate in this; I don't have any of these stamps except the envelope background one. Thanks for all of your inspiration on your blog, too!

Anne said...

Hi, Virginia! Thank you for hosting such a fun giveaway and challenge! I appreciate your generosity - and that of Hero Arts. I love the Hero Arts brand and what it represents! :-)

Trinh said...

What a wonderful way to pay it forward, Virginia! Thanks for giving me a chance to get my fingers inky.

Tejal said...

Thanks Virginia for such a wonderful gesture! Loved getting my fingers inky! now keeping them crossed!!

Tina said...

Thank you, Virginia. I love your challenge, since there is so much inspiration around...Thank you very much.

MakingCardsIsFun! said...

I love this Challenge! I hope so much to win! I have never won anything in my life!

MakingCardsIsFun! said...

Congrat's Trinh ,Lindsey and Arlene!

Lindsey said...

Yay! Thanks, Virginia! Now I'll have some new Hero Arts stamps to inspire me. :) Well, when the postal lockout is resolved, that is... Thanks again, and congrats to the other winners.

patscrap91 said...

Congrats to all the winners ! Enjoy your new stamps !

Trinh said...

Thanks so much, Virginia & congrats to Lindsey & Arlene!

Dawn said...

congratulations to the winners... amazing cards from everyone!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

Big congrats winners and thank you Virginia for hosting a very nice and inspiring challenge!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Big Congrats to all of the winners. This was such a fun challenge. :)