Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Hero Arts Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop



Hello and Welcome to the Hero Arts Summer 2016 Release Blog HopThe products have been shipping to retailers for a few weeks now, so you may have seen them out and about. Our hop marks the launch in the Hero Arts online store!

You should have arrived here from the Hero Arts blog, if not, you'll want to start there so that you don't miss any of the fun!

Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, May 15 at 11:59pm PT and they will announce the winners the following week on the Hero Arts Blog!

I have tons of pics to share, so let's get started!  First up, a card using Kelly's Seattle stamp set.  


I used Pool and Sunshine papers.  The Misti comes in quite handy with this design.  I place the images onto my panel and then have the Misti do all the work.  I used Tide Pool Shadow ink.  It has a bit of an ombre look, eh?  That might happen if you don't clean off your stamps from their last use.  I was going to do it over again but, I like it!

Next up, is something that was quite a project for me!  Yup, it's a mini album that I created using a notebook that I picked up for super cheap!


F6078 Pineapple • DC181 Kelly's Labels Stamp & Cut 

My first page uses the fun Pineapple stamp.  It's been colored with Zig Clean Color Markers.  I also used Kelly's Labels Stamp & Cut.  


H6158 Destination Seattle • H6169 Destination Hawaii • CL981 Happy Mail


I'm a huge fan of the new Destination stamps...I used Seattle and Hawaii...see the arrow?  That is from the new Happy Mail stamp set released as an add-on for the (sold out) April My Monthly Hero Kit.



CL978 Beach • CL956 Color Layering Seahorse 

We definitely were spoiled by the gorgeous weather and perfect trade winds that made me a happy camper!  I'm trying to incorporate my handwriting more often in my projects.  Maui Hyatt was written on Kelly's Everyday Sticky Notes.  The peace, love & sunshine is from the New Beach set.  The stamps on the right page are all from the Color Layering Seahorse set.  The starfish was inked with Butter Bar + Dark Quartz Shadow Inks.  I watercolored the page a smidge with my Peerless.



CG695 Irregular Grid Bold Prints • CL977 City Adventure

I was super lucky to fly over to Oahu and meet up with Niki Garcia and Donna MikasaπŸ’š  (note:  super sad that the pic turned out dark)  We had such an awesome dinner together!  I used Kelly's Food Coma + Kelly's Girl Talk Planner stamps on the left page.

Darin and I toured the Road to Hana with another couple from his company.  It was a long day but we managed to stop by several places like Hana Farms + Maui Wine.  I used the new Irregular Grid Bold Prints and City Adventure on the Hana Farms page.

Thanks so much for stoppin' by...now hippety hop over to the awesome Clare's blog!  In case you get lost along the way, here's the hop listing!

The Hero Arts Blog 
Amy Tsuruta ♡ 
Clare Prezzia 
Debby Hughes 
Jennifer McGuire 
Jenn Shurkus 
Joan Bardee 
Julie Ebersole 
Kathleen Graumuller 
Kathy Racoosin 
Kelly Rasmussen 
Kimberly Crawford 
Laura Bassen 
Libby Hickson 
Lori Craig 
Lucy Abrams 
Lydia Fiedler 
Mariana Grigsby 
May Sukyong Park 
Nichol Magouirk 
Sandy Allnock 
Teri Anderson 
Wanda Guess 
Yana Smakula

277 comments:

  1. Another awesome HA release set; love the travel stamps. Great fonts on the sentiments, too.

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  2. LOVE your journal--can't believe I'm in it! LOL! And your card is pretty dang cute!

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  3. Super awesome!! I'm just loooovin' your mini album!

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  4. these location stamps are so cool :)

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  5. Super fabulous Amy. I can see the money flying from my wallet. Lol

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  6. Amy, you've been a busy girl. I love this sweet album, looks like you made some great memories. TFSAI

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  7. I love a great mini album but usually have issues piecing them together. A pre-made brought alternative is a great solution.

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  8. What a cute little album. I'd love to go to either of those places.

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  9. Perfect timing for your get-a-way trip and being able to album it :)

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  10. Beautiful!! Love all your creativity and uniquenes of each projects!!!

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  11. So sweet! I love the grid-paper too, and it adds so much to the stamps. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. great project for incorporating those stamps!

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  13. Destination stamps---what a great idea!

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  14. I love the new release but my favorite is the flamingo...just love it!!!

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  15. What a great idea, great job with this project. Thanks!

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  16. OH what fun card! And I Love your mini travel album Amy!! So clever to combine all those stamps!!!

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  17. The travel journal is so cute. And I like the travel stamps.

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  18. These destination stamps are perfect for vacations/traveling! I will have to look up the state that I live in!!

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  19. Love this idea with the travel journal!

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  20. What a great journal. Very creative.

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  21. What a fun project ... great creativity with new stamps.

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  22. Super cute project! I love the Hawaii stamp and the Happy Mail stamps, too!

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  23. You've inspired me. Really great idea to document your vacay using stamps

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  24. Thank you for all of the great ideas.

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  25. Nice travel cards and pages.

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  26. Oh, your mini album is super cute. It's like a passport! Love it!!!

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  27. So cute! I love how you used the stamp sets to create a mini album and not just a card. Great idea!

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  28. Great post, I love all the projects and products!

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  29. Great album idea and use of the stamps!

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  30. Your mini book has a passport "feel" to it. Lots of fun!

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  32. Great images for cards and scrapbooking.

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  33. What a fun little scrapbook of your Hawaii trip. Love your Seattle card too. You do live in a wonderful city! Thanks.

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  34. Love that you are able to use these for your scrapbooking needs as well as card making. Excellent examples!

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  35. This is awesome. Reminds me of a passport but with photos.

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  36. I love the journal! Such a creative idea.

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  37. I LOVE seattle! can't wait to go back and visit!

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  38. I've never been to Seattle but would love to go one day. Love the destination stamp.

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  39. I love your mini album - so creative...great job!!

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  40. I love the 'CITY' stamps. Someone needs to do CHICAGO.

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    1. Jan - Hero Arts did release Chicago Destination Stamp + there's one by Kelly Purkey:

      https://heroarts.com/?s=chicago&post_type=product

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  41. Love your travel album/journal. What a fun way to create and embellish.

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  42. Great card and the mini album journal is awesome!

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  43. so amazing!! you used tons of awesome stamps & goodies- what a sweet travel journal LOVE!! thanks for the chance to win!

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  44. What an awesome travel journal!

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  45. I love your journal, what a great idea! the stamps are fantastic too!

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  46. Especially like the small Seattle stamps, Seattle title & Hawaii title stamps. I've enjoyed visiting Seattle, Maui Hawaii & Oahu Hawaii. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  47. One of my friends is vacationing in Hawaii right now. This card would be perfect for her!

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  48. The travel stamps are great! I hope I get a chance to visit all these places.

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  49. The destination stamps are oh so cute! Love your journal book.

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  50. Super awesome project!

    Mandy B

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  51. Super cute projects. I love the little notebook. Jil

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  52. OK Any, I have to get the Seattle set, My family and I lived there for 21 years.

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  53. So Cute!!! Love the new products!

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  54. She made this for stamp for you right?! Awesome mini book.

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  55. Love the new release! Your creations are amazing!

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  56. I love your mini album. It's perfect for memorializing short trips and weekend getaways. Great stamps as well.

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  57. What a cute idea for a trip album! Thanks for sharing and showcasing both your creativity and some new products!

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  58. I am Canadian so I have not had the pleasure of visiting these places but so cute for highlighting some travel

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  59. Super nice! Hawaii is on my Bucket List! Great little mini album..

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  60. I just love those cute destination stamps and they look so sweet in your mini album.

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  61. The travel stamp sets are so quirky and fun. I live near Portland/Seattle so I think anything PNW would be fun to add to my collection! :)

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  62. Very cute use of the destination stamps...So clever!

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  63. I had fun looking at the pages of your album! The Hero stamps suit your theme perfectly!

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  64. Love the album. What a cute way to share memories.

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  65. mini vacation journal, very clever idea.

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  66. Oh my gosh your ideas are fabulous! Love!!!

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  67. That journal...what a sweet little keepsake! And what a lovely holiday!

    I'm over the moon for the destination stamps. So many ideas already!

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  68. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  69. Love your journal! Such a great idea!

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  70. what a fun little journal! and lucky you to go to hawaii and meet donna and nicki!

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  71. Wonderful projects. I really love your mini album. What a great way to use the stamps.

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  72. LOVE the destinations stamps, so cool! Beautiful creations!

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  73. Really like these travel stamps. Will be very useful when I get around to scrapping my many trips.

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  74. You made the travel stamps come to life. Love

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  75. Lovely projects full of amazing memories:)

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  76. Love those Destination stamps!!

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  77. Love your ideas! Thanks for sharing them.

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  78. Love your stamping with your photos! I need to take more time to journal my trips. The artwork really enhanced the enjoyment of viewing pictures!

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  79. Love the creativity with the stamps and destination stamps.

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  80. Oh My Gosh! What an adorable little album! LOVE IT!!

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  81. Love those 'geography' stamps, as I call them! Seattle is amazing!

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  82. I've never been there, but would still love to go. Is there a way without TSA? Thanks so much for a fun "trip!"

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  83. Adorable projects and I love the stamps.

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  84. All this travel stuff is making me very excited for summer!!!

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  85. I love the destination stamps - cute samples!

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  86. I LOVE these destination stamps! Gorgeous designs! Your cards are fresh and cheerful and fun!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  87. thanks for the examples using these great destination stamps. They make a great little travelogue.

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  88. Love your project pages! Super fun!

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  89. Love, love the coffee mug stamps.

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  90. We vacationed in Maui this April too - you gave me some great ideas!

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  91. Great projects and stamp sets. Love your mini album Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  92. You have great ideas for using the mini album! I've never been to Hawaii, I bet it would be fun.

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  93. Such great ways to use those fabulous stamps. Love that mini album!

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  94. Great color combinations for travel stamps!

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  95. Great projects and stamp sets. Love your mini album Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  96. This is a cute mini album. I like the new destination stamps.

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  97. Your travel journal is so cute. What a great release.

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  98. What cute images, the mini album is adorable.

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  99. Love the travel stamps & journal.

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  100. Love how you used the stamps in your journal!

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  101. How fun! LOVING the photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  102. Great idea with a mini album!

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  103. What great projects - love the mini journal too! Thanks so much!

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  104. I really like your journal. The pages in the beginning reminded me of a passport! Very cute.

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  105. Those destination stamps are terrific

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  106. Love love love. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  107. I don't journal, but I love your ideas. Very cute and fun! Makes me want to maybe try journal art. thx

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  108. I like how you used stamps from different sets. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  109. What a great Hero Arts release! Love the mini book you made.

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  110. clever - I would never have thought of using stamps like this

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  111. Love the mini-book with the travel stamps, so cool!

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  112. Fantastic mini-book. Love all the stamps and the way you used them. Thank you for sharing and being part of this giveaway

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  113. love this stamp set and the mountains and trees look so great! Very nice!

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  114. The destination stamps are awesome, and I love your designs!!

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  115. Love these wonderful cards!πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  116. Amy, your Hawaii album is terrific. I love it so much!!!♡♡♡ you told so much work yr stamps. LOVED the dashed arrow from Seattle to Aloha land. Plus the Seattle stamp is awesome...rain clouds and all. Lol.

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  117. Lovely cards ad the mini album is super sweet !

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  118. FUN card and FABULOUS mini - WOW - these stamps are PERFECT for documenting your ADVENTURE Amy :)
    THANK YOU for sharing and the chance to win!!!
    PS - your pegs are a great idea for holding the pages open, will definitely be doing this from now on!!!

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  119. Love your journal, its a brilliant idea to do it, and i think its something i have to try sometime. Thank you for your inspiration :)

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  120. So much fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  121. I love how you incorporated these awesome stamps to document the special moments in your life! Totally great projects!

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  122. I love how you did these!!

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  123. Amy you are brilliant!! I have so many of those notebooks and wasn't sure what to do with them!! You've give me so many ideas!! Totally awesome release!!

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  124. AMAZING mini Amy!!!!
    What a awesome idea!!!!

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  125. LOVE your mini album! So awesome!!!!!

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  126. The city stamps are terrific- they demonstrate each city fabulously!

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  127. Travel journals are a great way to keep up with memories. Your ideas and pictures are wonderful.

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  128. Great memories in this mini album.

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  129. Such fun--your lil notebook is so sweet and such a manageable size! Luv that perk! ;) Such fun new stamps this release. I think I'm in trouble :) ha!

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  130. Fabulous projects!! How fun to meet up with fellow paper crafters! Donna is one of my favorite designers!

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  131. Your journal pages are adorbs, perfect use for the new destination stamps. Happy crafting!

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  132. Amy, your album is a great idea! Thanks for sharing with us and for participating in this fun hop!

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  133. Eye candy! Outstanding showcases; your mini album is especially fabulous!
    Hugs~c

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  134. Love the color combo and the journal is cool.

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  135. Great stamps for a travel journal.

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  136. Fun and great way to journal your travel adventures!

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  137. What a great use for the notebook, Amy, I love your mini album!

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  138. Love the destination stamps, and your notebook is very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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  139. Little note books are a must for summer travel.

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  140. These are awesome! Love the collage look of that card, and your mini album is just amazing!

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  141. Great ideas for a travel journal.

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  142. The destination stamps are so much fun.

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  143. Fabulous card and the stamps are perfect for this mini album.

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  144. I love those stamps and they would be good for a card or scrapbook.

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  145. Love your cute travel mini-album!

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  146. Loving your mini album! How super that Hero Arts made so many city stamps to use for different places!

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  147. I suddenly want pineapple! You've started something here.

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  148. What a fun idea for creating a mini travel log! Thanks for sharing this cute idea!

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  149. What a darling journal and such a fabulous idea!!

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  150. Cute way to make a journal in a travel notebook, and the stamps are fun!!!

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  151. Great travel memories, and I love the idea of the little travel album! Thanks for sharing!

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  152. Looks like fun, thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  153. Your Seattle card is cute, and that mini album is awesome!

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  154. Your mini album is adorable. Such fun stuff in it.

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  155. What a fun way to make a mini album... besides all the cool stamps and pictures, I also love the grid on the pages. It's great that you could meet with crafty friends.

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Cheers,
~amy~