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.