I have no words that can express my excitement today. Pocono Pam and I have partnered with Hero Arts and our first unity collection stamp set has been created. The United As One stamp set was born out of a need for our voices to be heard. Aaron Leventahl (owner of Hero Arts) and Jennifer McGuire have been instrumental in making this stamp set come to life. Often Pam and I have had conversations about how we felt black woman and men don’t really have a voice in the industry that we love. Today that has changed.
We have a dynamic blog hop going on today to celebrate the new release. Please see the list below after my post so you can hop around and see what the creative team has in store for you today.
First, let me say thank you to the Hero Arts design team for their tremendous work in helping this stamp set come to life in our vision. What’s the United As One stamp set about? It recognizes the need for diversity and inclusion in the crafting community. It symbolizes the struggles we are currently dealing with all over the world. It’s time to embrace the change and move forward in unity not division. My card today features the main image of two hands to show that this industry (and others) can unite. The hearts symbol the love I share with all my friends regardless of skin tone.
The sentiment is a pledge that we all can make a difference in what we need to see and hear in this community. I’ve been a part of this community for over 20 years and I’m disheartened by tone of some crafters. We don’t have to agree with everyone however we need to be respectful to everyone. You can have your voice heard. Make your statements and kindly do it with understanding and a solid purpose of needing to unite and not divide. Let’s take a look at the stamp set.
Here is a closeup of the packaging and information on the partnership.
My hope is you will see this stamp set as the beginning of a movement not a moment of solidarity and respect. We can all do better so let’s be the change we want to see in this world. The stamp set is now available for purchase on Hero Arts. #unitedasone
Here is the list of participants.
Pocono Pam says
So excited to be a part of this with you Dana! You are an amazing artist and friend! Change is coming!
Katya Bess says
Dana, I am so happy for you and Pam on this wonderful collaboration with Hero Arts. I love that this set promotes unity and respect.
Sheila H says
Congratulations, Dana. This is an awesome set that I will be proud to use.
Patricia Fairclough says
So great to see the stamp set and wish you all well on your fantastic journey- you will be heard and seen. Xx
Arlene D says
Congratulations on an important endeavor!
Sharon Fritchman says
Absolutely beautiful card! Thank you so much for patterning with Pocono Pam to make these wonderful stamp sets!
Michele F says
Dana, I couldn’t be more excited and thrilled for you, and Pocono Pam! LOve your card, and this important message of inclusion!
Yvonne G. Smith says
Over joyed with this. Thank you and you and Pam.
Carol Wortman says
Beautiful collaboration towards tomorrow! Thank you for participating !
Lisa M luluvision says
Awesome!! You and Pam did an awesome job with this set! I love this card and I thoroughly enjoyed the Pass the Brush event (still making my way through all the interviews!!)
This is a truly great set of stamps. Love how you used it on your card.
Queen Mary says
Dana Joy, I think this is a great set and I’ve ordered mine, I really like the variety of sentiments included in the set! In your next set…. we need a sentiment “Love is all.” Unless you know of a set that already includes that… No reason to stop at one set!! 🙂 <3
What an amazing inspiration and wonderful products. I am so happy to see this. Thank you for your inspiring card and for this great collaboration. I am looking forward to some great stamps… 🙂
Debbie F. says
Thank you for designing this stamp set in collaboration with Hero Arts. I too hope this is a permanent change and not a momentary reaction to current events. Congratulations on seeing your vision come into reality!!!
Linda W. (ScrappinBari) says
Wonderful card and what a fabulous collaboration – big congrats!!
Margarita Navarro-Rivera says
Dana you and Pam came up with a beautiful stamp set! I am so happy to see that the stamping industry is stepping up to the plate to become more inclusive. Thank you so much!
Jeanne Jordan says
This is a tremendous accomplishment Dana and Pam. But I think it’s even more important for all of us as crafters than even for you two!! I’m happy for both of you and I feel like the time is ripe for change. People are awake who have been asleep, and those who still don’t see it or who don’t want change will have to move aside. This movement is bigger and better than them. Thank you for your collaboration and your heart. Jeanne
Sharon SC8 Heckstall says
Super excited for both of you Dana & Pam and cant wait to receive this to create with.
D Idlet says
Dana, so proud of you and Pam for doing this collaboration with Hero Arts, what a great achievement. I love your card you created and I can’t wait to get my set. Thanks for all the inspiration.
Love what you did with the hearts. The slanted lines and the mixed color pattern.
Pamela Herold says
Fabulous set of stamps! thanks for sharing!
Well done! As a black crafter I have often struggled to find image stamps and sentiments that truly reflect what I want to express and so resorted to creating my own. This collaboration is overdue! I can’t wait to try these out. Thank you.
Cheryl Heard says
Congratulations! Beautiful stamp set, can’t wait to get mine. Thank you for sharing your talent with us! I loved the simple tip of giving shadow to your whole image with the gray markers!
Love your cards and this most wonderful stamp set. Congrats on such a wonderful and most meaningful collaboration.
Put my order in through SSS; can’t wait to receive it and start creating.