Happy Monday to you! I hope you’re gearing up to have a nice relaxing week with your families and friends, and aren’t rushing around too much.
We have a couple of announcements to make regarding the blog.
The biggest one is that one of our founding Design Team members, and the co-owner of this blog, Linda Trace, has decided to step away from A Blog Named Hero and concentrate on some other fun endeavors. Now, don’t worry, she has an amazing family and three little girls that are very happy about this. More Mommy Time! And we are hoping that she will guest design for us once in a while. 🙂
Now, because Linda has left, Jessica has graciously offered to help run this blog. I am very excited about this. Jess and I share a love of not going to sleep at the proper time, so we can now both be up all night working on fun blog things. Ironically, because Linda is in Australia, and because I don’t sleep much, and am on the West Coast, it also worked out that we could spend all my night/her day working on fun blog things. So, yay for continued late night chats. Let’s all welcome Jess to the administrative side of A Blog Named Hero! “Hi Jess!”
Our third announcement might be obvious, depending upon how you are reading this post. We have moved our blog to WordPress! You might have noticed that we have a new web address here at A Blog Named Hero! We’re in the process of moving our subscribers to the new blog but please update your bookmarks so you can easily find us. We’ve also moved our archives to our new home so that you can still access all of our past inspiration. And to go along with our new home: we’re hard at work behind the scenes to bring you a brand new look when we kick off our January challenge. We can’t wait to show it to you!
Now, before Jess and I give you a little information about us, I wanted to mention a couple more things. For the next two weeks our 2017 Design Team will be introducing themselves here on the blog, so be sure to stop by and see who’s joining us. We are very excited about our new team. It should prove to be an amazing year. And make sure to join us in January when we start the year off right with a fun challenge.
Hey there, I’m Lisa. I’ve been around A Blog Named Hero for a few years now, and absolutely love the friends I’ve made via our little crafty world. I’m currently living in Las Vegas, Nevada, but call Arizona home when we aren’t in Las Vegas. I’m married to a man that puts up with me, which is a neat thing. All he asks is that I keep him laughing, which I try to do. We are fortunate in that we get to travel quite a bit, yet we are both hankering for that to slow down so we can get a new puppy. I have been paper crafting since I was a child, I’ve always had a fondness for stationery and office supplies, and would gladly shop for school supplies for hours. You’ll find that I have a fondness for kraft paper, watercolor, heat embossing, and a clean and simple style. I look forward to seeing your entries into our challenges, and can’t wait to get started with our 2017 collaboration companies. I can assure you we’ve got some great partners lined up for next year!
Hi, I’m Jessica and I’m so excited to be returning to A Blog Named Hero for my third year and stepping up to help Lisa run the blog! So, a little about me for those of you who don’t know me. I live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with my incredibly supportive husband, two senior shelties, a tortoiseshell cat, and a senior bunny. I am a professional musician by day and a paper crafter by night (or really early morning)! I enjoy creating cards for my friends and family and I can often be found coloring images or embossing a sentiment in-between lessons and gigs! I love experimenting with new techniques and mediums and I usually can’t resist adding a little extra sparkle to all of my cards and projects! 😉 Being a part of this team has been one of the highlights of my crafting journey for the last three years and I hope to be a part of it for many years to come!
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by during this busy holiday season! We hope you’ll continue to come back over the next two weeks to meet the new design team!
And to entice you just a little bit, we’ve got a $20 gift certificate to Hero Arts. Have you seen their new Valentine’s release? Definitely something you’ll want to check out. We will draw a random winner from comments on posts starting today, through the end of the Design Team introductions.
Have a great holiday season!
Lisa & Jess