Monday, February 6, 2017

Hero Arts February My Monthly Hero Blog Hop: Learn to dance in the rain





Today is the day! The Hero Arts February My Monthly Hero kit is now AVAILABLE!  (Edited to add:  Kit is Sold Out)

You should have arrived here from the very awesome Wanda Guess' blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the fun, which is the Hero Arts blog!

The Main Kit: (Edited to add:  Kit is Sold out)


 Kit contents
  • 1 4X6 clear stamp set
  • 20 coordinating dies
  • 1 coordinating stencil, with several cutouts included
  • 1 Soft Sky ink cube
  • 1 sponge for daubing 
  • 2 thin rolls of glitter washi tape in blue and silver 
  • 1 skein silver embroidery thread
  • Vellum in blue and patterned white 
The kit value is $70, an amazing deal at $34.99.

The Option add-on products include:



















I know, right?!  TONS of goodness but remember, the Main Kit is available for a limited time only...when it's gone, it is gone!   (Edited to add:  Kit is SOLD OUT).  Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Monday, February 13th.  Remember that you can now SUBSCRIBE to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!

Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes Sunday, February 12th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the  following week.


Here's the card that I made especially for today's hop:


I worked with the main kit today.  I've always gravitated towards rain, rainbows, umbrellas....it's probably because I live in Washington State.  Although truthfully, as I type up this post it is snowing like crazy.  I knew that I wanted to use that girl with the umbrella and color her with a yellow raincoat and yellow rain boots.  The orange umbrella pops with the Pool Mixed Layering Paper panel, doesn't it?


The sequin mix is from an earlier My Monthly Hero kit but psssstttt....in the new catalog there are some sequin mixes!  They will be available in the Hero Arts store on February 14th!

In case you missed the Countdown to Creativity post from Saturday, I also shared this card on the Hero Arts Blog:


I love how the ombre rain showers turned out and who can resist a rainbow of umbrellas?!

Isn't the February kit FABulous?!  Remember to pick up your kit TODAY because when it's gone, it's gone!

Next up is the wonderful Clare Prezzia!

In case you get lost along the way, here is the full hop listing:

Amy Tsuruta💚







284 comments:

  1. Adorable cards!! This is a super sweet kit indeed!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This card makes me want to dance in the rain!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh, I LOVE the contrast of the orange umbrella and the pool card! Great little shaker!

    ReplyDelete
  4. lovelove your cards. I can't wait to get this kit

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is so pretty, Amy! I love the shaker element!

    ReplyDelete
  6. The card just makes me want to sing in the rain!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love your card and I really love the one shared on Hero Arts' blog with the rainbow of umbrellas! Fabulous!! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  8. So cute that you made this a shaker and thanks for sharing your other card again.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love all of the colorful umbrellas!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Fabulous cards! Love that shaker card and those rainbow umbrellas!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love your shaker card, so cute! And those rainbow umbrellas are perfection! :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your shaker card is my favorite! Great use of the new kit, now I really want it!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I like your design using the sequins like rain drops. And the colorful umbrellas remind me of Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Lovely cards. TFS

    ReplyDelete
  14. Both your cards are great! You are right the color combo makes the umbrella pop! Great job and thanks for sharing. This is a fun kit.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Beautiful cards! I love that little girl with her umbrella. Super sweet and LOVE the shaker!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a versatile kit , Year round applications ! Very Promising !!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Just love your little girl in yellow slicker, boots, & umbrella - perfect with that sentiment, Amy!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I like both your cards, but the colourful umbrellas really appeal to me. I live in the "rain forest" of BC
    & this set would get lots of use.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Love your Shaker card. Hero Arts did a terrific job with this kit and the add ons.

    ReplyDelete
  20. The shaker card is so cute! I just love it. I love this whole kit and the add ons.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love shaker cards! Your's is very cute!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Your shaker is so cute. This kit looks wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Amazing kit and I adore your shaker card.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Wonderful & fun. I have to decide weather (that's me bee-ing spontaneous with word pun) to buy & add-on to this kit of goodies.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

    ReplyDelete
  25. Your shaker is awesome Amy, there is something about the yellow rain coat & boots that I love too. So classic, I love it!
    I saw your second card during the countdown and I absolutely LOVE the rainbow of umbrellas, super sweet!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Great cards Amy .Thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  27. love the ombre look on your second card.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Thanks for 2 terrific cards. What a neat shaker card.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Great card and beautiful bright colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Loving that yellow umbrella Amy. My favorite color. This is a great kit.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Love the simplicity of your shaker card. So sweet!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Totally awesome!!! Can’t wait to get this kit with my subscription! Such fun and fantastic examples!
    ~God bless~

    ReplyDelete
  33. Lovely card and love this kit!💜🤗

    ReplyDelete
  34. Very cute cards, I love them! I am inspired to do a few cards now, I have had a little bit of a lull, but doing this hop has really got my creative juices flowing again, thank you so much xxx

    ReplyDelete
  35. Wonderful cards!I love the rain theme!Thank you for the ideas!

    ReplyDelete
  36. That umbrella card is amazing! I love all of the rainbow designs I'm seeing from people...so bright and happy as we near ever closer to Spring!

    ReplyDelete
  37. I love your cards. Reminds me of spring.

    ReplyDelete
  38. I agree with you, this kit is fabulous. I really liked your shaker card, so lovely. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Wonderful cards today. That makes a great shaker card.

    ReplyDelete
  40. I like both cards that you made. It seems like a very versatile kit!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Both cards are great! Can never go wrong with a shaker card! And I love your rain shower under the ombré ink, really looks awesome. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  42. LOVE the shaker and also love the rainbow umbrellas :)

    ReplyDelete
  43. I love the rainbow of umbrellas on your second card.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Love your cards. Wonderful Kit. Thanks, Denise

    ReplyDelete
  45. Beautiful card. Keeping my fingers crossed for the giveaway. What an amazing kit!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Wonderful cards. I love the focus in the first card.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Your cards are really neat. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

    ReplyDelete
  48. I Love to Dance in the rain!!! great kit it's a must have for me!!

    ReplyDelete
  49. Oh my goodness I love that shaker card! What a beautiful way to showcase the rain-themed stamps. And that tangerine colored umbrella pops perfectly. Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  50. 2 beautiful cards ! 💕 very nice kit .

    ReplyDelete
  51. Lovely cards - beautiful dies and great color choices! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  52. What pretty cards. I especially like the rainbow of umbrellas.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Beautiful shaker card, and love your previous card from the countdown.

    ReplyDelete
  54. I love your shaker card! Just adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Both cards are adorable but I especially love the rainbow-colored umbrella card. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Really cute cards, love both of them - so cheery.

    ReplyDelete
  57. Super cute shaker card. Love the sentiment. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  58. I'm loving that little girl under the umbrella....so sweet!

    ReplyDelete
  59. Great kit, add-ons, and love this card!

    ReplyDelete
  60. Such a clever idea to create a shaker card!

    ReplyDelete
  61. Love the shaker card - great new kit:)

    ReplyDelete
  62. I love the shaker card! What a great idea to use for this kit!

    ReplyDelete
  63. Precious shaker card, this kit is so cute.

    ReplyDelete
  64. Oh my, what a wonderful collection. Great cards, especially like the shaker card.

    ReplyDelete
  65. Cute shaker card, and I loved the umbrella card also. You are talented. TFS

    ReplyDelete
  66. You can't go wrong with shakers! I love the color choice!

    ReplyDelete
  67. I like this idea. I like how you did this card... Really cute

    ReplyDelete
  68. Beautiful shaker card. Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  69. Amy, your shaker card is so cute! It almost looks like diminutive Debbie Reynolds (RIP) in "Singing in the Rain!" Your second card with the row of colored umbrellas in the rain are also adorable! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  70. Oh, how I love these sentiments. We all have rainy days in our lives and I love your umbrellas.

    ReplyDelete
  71. I love your shaker card it reminds me of a song dancing in the rain and I live in WA so we do a lot in the rain....lol

    ReplyDelete
  72. love your shaker card. Yes this is a fabulous kit!

    ReplyDelete
  73. awesome shaker card & i so love the rainbow umbrellas too! amazing kit! thank you for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  74. I really loved your cards! The colors are great! Thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  75. Super cute - great inspiration for a fun kit.

    ReplyDelete
  76. Love that it is raining sequins <3

    ReplyDelete
  77. This is just beautiful, Amy!!! I love the pop of color that the yellow umbrella provides and cannot wait to get this kit in the mail!

    ReplyDelete
  78. These are adorable and this is a fabulous kit!

    ReplyDelete
  79. Love your cards! These stamps are so cute.

    ReplyDelete
  80. So very cute. What a fantastic kit. The liitle umbrella girl reminds me of the Morton salt girl.

    ReplyDelete
  81. I am blown away by this kit!!! So many options! Love your card!

    ReplyDelete
  82. Such cute ideas for umbrellas! The yellow one is so cheery for a rainy day.

    ReplyDelete
  83. Love your shaker card, very clever idea!

    ReplyDelete
  84. I love the rainbow umbrellas. So colourful and very easy looking but beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  85. Super cute designs! LOVE the shaker!

    ReplyDelete
  86. Both cards are so adorable and colorful. Love your blending and choice of colors.

    ReplyDelete
  87. Both of your cards are great!

    ReplyDelete
  88. So beautiful!! I love both cards, the bright colors are so cheery. I can't wait to try these ideas. thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  89. Both of your cards are adorable.

    ReplyDelete
  90. How pretty. I love shaker cards and yours is great!

    ReplyDelete
  91. I adore shaker cards & yours is no exception. The rainbow umbrellas are awesome, gonna have to case that idea!

    ReplyDelete
  92. I love the rainbow of umbrellas! And thanks for showing us everything so well -- you're the best! And this is my first visit here!

    ReplyDelete
  93. I love the new kit! And I love the colour of your shaker card - so vibrant! x

    ReplyDelete
  94. What a couple of cute cards. Though I'm partial to shaker cards as they remind me of shaking snow globes without the water!

    ReplyDelete
  95. Beautiful shaker card. Love your rainbow umbrellas. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  96. Thanks for sharing your two wonderful cards.

    ReplyDelete
  97. Love the cards and this is just a wonderful set. TFS

    ReplyDelete
  98. Both cards are adorable and I especially love the shaker card and that sentiment.

    ReplyDelete
  99. The rainbow umbrellas are adorable! This kit is a MUST have!

    ReplyDelete
  100. Both your cards are beautiful, but I particularly love the rainbow umbrella version!

    ReplyDelete
  101. Loving this kit and it's possibilities!

    ReplyDelete
  102. Love your cards, they are both awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  103. Super cute card! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  104. Sweet cards! Love your color combo on the fun shaker card! Fabulous new kit!

    ReplyDelete
  105. I am so big on making shaker card and this one was super cute. I think once i receive my kit my first card will be a shaker as well

    ReplyDelete
  106. That shaker card is adorable! I am looking forward to the kit

    ReplyDelete
  107. I agree the orange pops with that beautiful blue, and the sequins add a very nice touch. Thanks for the inspiration. Looking forward to getting my kit.

    ReplyDelete
  108. Fab shaker cards, loving all the brollies too - they look happy :)

    ReplyDelete
  109. Love your cards!! The shaker is so cute and I love the ombre umbrellas in the other one. Awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  110. Love the shaker card and the umbrella card. The rain is fab.

    ReplyDelete
  111. Lovely shaker card Amy! Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful day!

    ReplyDelete
  112. Love the shaker card you made here and especially the blue sequins you used! And your rainbow umbrellas card is one of my favourites of all I've seen for the February kit. I absolutely love it! And the rain in it is amazing!!

    ReplyDelete
  113. Love your shaker card. They are so fun to make. Your rainbow umbrella card made me smile.

    ReplyDelete
  114. Your cards are great. Love this kit.

    ReplyDelete
  115. Love the yellow and orange...plus it's a shaker card.

    ReplyDelete
  116. I love the rainbow of umbrellas! What an adorable card! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  117. You cant go wrong with that color choice, Its superb!
    (And I think we should all dance in the rain a bit more often then we do) ❣

    /A.Grosser (former A.Nilsson)

    ReplyDelete
  118. Both card are awesome. I love the shaker card and the image reminds me of the Morton salt girl. Love this and the colorful umbrellas. Looks like an awesome kit.

    ReplyDelete
  119. This is the perfect kit for adorable shaker cards, and Amy your shaker card is super! Have a most wonderful week. Cheers Donna Z :)

    ReplyDelete
  120. Yay! I was waiting for someone to do a rain shaker card as I've been going thru the blog hop. These cards are my favorites! Rainbow umbrellas would brighten anyones day! Thank you for sharing your creativity!!

    ReplyDelete
  121. Gorgeous cards, each very unique.

    ReplyDelete
  122. Love your cards, love the little window with the rainy day sentiment. Love this new release

    ReplyDelete
  123. Love the shaker-rain card, really lovely :) Thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  124. My fave is the lineup of umbrellas.

    ReplyDelete
  125. Both of your cards are as sweet as can be!

    ReplyDelete
  126. Oh wow!!!! Such adorable cards!!! I'm definitely in love for your shaker one. It's so cute!!! Love this kit!!!

    ReplyDelete
  127. I love the shaker card! Never tried one but you have inspired me with the cute cute images!

    ReplyDelete
  128. Love both the shaker card and the rainbow of umbrellas. Very clever. TFS

    ReplyDelete
  129. Love the umbrella card, great kit!

    ReplyDelete
  130. Rawest me cards! Loving the colorful umbrellas!

    ReplyDelete
  131. Oh my, I love this kit and all the add ons!! Raining cats and dogs and that in in boots!!! Too sweet. Can't wait. Hugz

    ReplyDelete
  132. How sweet!! So cute this set of dies and stamps!

    ReplyDelete
  133. Both cards are absolutely beautiful!!

    ReplyDelete
  134. Love this kit, and super duper LOVE your cards, Amy! Your rainbow of umbrellas is just genius, and I adore the shaker card. This set has such fabulous sentiments. Love what you've done with it!

    ReplyDelete
  135. Both of your cards are cute, but I especially like the second one. Fantastic kit!

    ReplyDelete
  136. Love your cards but especially the second one, its really cute. This kit has so many different elements in it you could create cards from it for a long time.

    ReplyDelete
  137. I just love the sentiments on those stamp sets.

    ReplyDelete
  138. Adorable! Love the ideas, thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  139. just. so. sweet! raining here today ... and snow in WA? so strange, right? Wish it were raining those darling little sequins!
    =]

    ReplyDelete
  140. One of my favorite sayings ... this kit is fantastic ...

    ReplyDelete
  141. Yes, that kit is fabulous and I love the sentiments!

    ReplyDelete
  142. A fun way to use this fabulous Hero Arts Kit!

    ReplyDelete
  143. I LOVE your pretty combination of sentiments and images! Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  144. I love your shaker. This kit is wonderful. It was your umbrella card that convinced me to order when it first became available. Wish I had added the clouds now lol.

    ReplyDelete
  145. Beautiful card, love shaker cards. I can't wait to get my kit :) thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  146. Like all of the cards, but really like the rainbow row of umbrellas.

    ReplyDelete
  147. Super cute! I enjoy using vellum but struggle with adhering it to the paper.

    ReplyDelete
  148. I don't know which card I love more! So cute!

    ReplyDelete
  149. Fantastic Kit, all the cards are so cute.
    Debbie Longbottom

    ReplyDelete
  150. Lovely cards! I love the sequins as rain.

    ReplyDelete
  151. I love the way you used the sequins. Adorable cards!

    ReplyDelete
  152. Great cards! I really like the little raindrops and umbrellas! Weather is so weird--in Texas we're having almost a record-high of 85 for today (in February!).

    ReplyDelete
  153. Love, love, love shaker cards. Very cute card.

    ReplyDelete
  154. Love your rainy day card...cant wait for my kit to arrive so I can copy it! Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  155. Great cards, Amy! I especially like the one about dancing in the rain. I first became familiar with that saying when I had cancer and was going through chemo. I had a T-shirt that said "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain." So the expression on that stamp has a special place in my heart. Thanks so much for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  156. Always, always loved rain! Bought the kit with a smile at the images!

    ReplyDelete


Cheers,
~amy~