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 Mikasa💚  (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

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laura D said...

SWEET !!!!!

lindagrady said...

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

donna mikasa said...

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

Shelly said...

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

Unknown said...

these location stamps are so cool :)

Dana Joy said...

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

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a fun and fabulous book!

Lisaerica said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Lorraine said...

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

Vicki Dutcher said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

Cute!

L. Webb said...

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

Linnea S said...

great project for incorporating those stamps!

CathyL said...

Destination stamps---what a great idea!

Karen D said...

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

Kristie Maynard said...

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

Sandy said...

loving these stamps!

Cindy C. said...

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

Murneyb said...

So many fun ideas!

Unknown said...

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

Jerrie said...

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

Katy said...

Love this idea with the travel journal!

Nikki said...

What a great journal. Very creative.

Ann K said...

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

joy said...

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

Haute Momma said...

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

Unknown said...

Very nice!

Unknown said...

i'm super excited for the stencils!

Unknown said...

Love what you've done!!

Barbara said...

Thank you for all of the great ideas.

Elaine said...

Nice travel cards and pages.

Becca Yahrling said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Lori said...

Great post, I love all the projects and products!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fun cards with the travel themes.

Geri S said...

Great album idea and use of the stamps!

Barbara-Jean said...

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

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Rema DeLeeuw said...

Awesome projects!!

T Pham said...

Great images for cards and scrapbooking.

Maria V said...

Beautiful album!

Unknown said...

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

Beth H. said...

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

Cio said...

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

Erika said...

I love the journal! Such a creative idea.

Melissa H. said...

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

cassie said...

Love the mini album!

Isabel Z said...

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

Traci said...

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

Jan Barrie said...

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

Unknown said...

Love the Seattle stamps!

Sue D said...

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

~amy~ said...

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

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

Oliev said...

Great card and the mini album journal is awesome!

Unknown said...

Cool project

g said...

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

Iris Esther López said...

Fantastic mini album.

eliza said...

What an awesome travel journal!

Annette Siverson said...

Tfs, Annette

Jenniferk said...

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

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

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"

Jana said...

Love the idea of a mini albumn.

SueT said...

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

A Tad Bit Off said...

Love your colors.

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

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

scrapBugz said...

Super awesome project!

Mandy B

Jil Lebel said...

Super cute projects. I love the little notebook. Jil

Anouk said...

love your work of art

Unknown said...

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

Leslie said...

So Cute!!! Love the new products!

Karen B. said...

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

Victoria Spragin said...

Love the new release! Your creations are amazing!

Paula Fuller said...

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

Julie W said...

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

Sue said...

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

Sue said...

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

StampNK said...

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

Andrea Shell said...

Love the mini album!

Ashley Wells said...

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! :)

Barbara said...

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

Kathy H said...

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

twinmomstamper said...

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

Lindar C said...

mini vacation journal, very clever idea.

Unknown said...

What a cute mini-album!

Eva Bussom said...

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

Unknown said...

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!

Karen L said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Unknown said...

Love your journal! Such a great idea!

Betty said...

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

Mary-Anne V said...

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

Unknown said...

LOVE the destinations stamps, so cool! Beautiful creations!

Unknown said...

Great idea

Rose said...

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

Van said...

You made the travel stamps come to life. Love

Dee Earnshaw said...

Lovely projects full of amazing memories:)

Leslie said...

Love those Destination stamps!!

Leanne in Cali said...

Love your ideas! Thanks for sharing them.

Unknown said...

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!

Skrater said...

Very nice work!

Psychomak said...

Love the creativity with the stamps and destination stamps.

Creating with Susan said...

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

Unknown said...

So creative!

Laurie said...

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

SouthernMrs said...

Such a neat idea!

bev p said...

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

Sande said...

Adorable projects and I love the stamps.

liz said...

lOVE THE CITY STAMPS!

Kim Faucher said...

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

Unknown said...

I love the destination stamps - cute samples!

Michele K. Henderson said...

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

Marty said...

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

Nana Griffin said...

Great looking projects.

Sallyann said...

Love your project pages! Super fun!

Unknown said...

Love, love the coffee mug stamps.

Cherri B said...

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

Linda said...

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

Linda D.

Terri Emanuel said...

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

TenSGal said...

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

katemade designs said...

super cute book.

Lindarub said...

Love your journal.

Gloria P said...

Great color combinations for travel stamps!

Linda said...

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

Linda D.

Bunny said...

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

Diane said...

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

Unknown said...

What cute images, the mini album is adorable.

bbunch said...

Love the travel stamps & journal.

Gail said...

Love how you used the stamps in your journal!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Great card and journal pages!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

How fun! LOVING the photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Donna said...

Great idea with a mini album!

Maureen Chandler said...

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

Debbie Rumpza said...

Very cute! Love the journal.

Violet said...

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

Macimbalo said...

Love all your projects!!!

Aimee said...

Those destination stamps are terrific

Unknown said...

Love love love. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

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

Unknown said...

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

BeckyR71 said...

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

Unknown said...

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

nola said...

Sweet travel stamps

cindybearj said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Deb Kerns said...

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

Miriam Leech said...

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

Unknown said...

Love the designs!!

Abby said...

Great cards!

Unknown said...

Love these wonderful cards!💜💜💜

FeM said...

Awesome projects.

Sue L. said...

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.

SD pooja said...

Lovely cards ad the mini album is super sweet !

TracyM #6773 said...

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!!!

Louise said...

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 :)

duchessmel said...

So much fun! Thanks for sharing!

Valgerdur R. said...

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

patti said...

I love how you did these!!

Kreative Kymona said...

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!!

jessica said...

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

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE your mini album! So awesome!!!!!

Dee said...

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

Cynthia said...

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

Leanne said...

Great memories in this mini album.

Jill said...

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!

Unknown said...

Love the travel stamps!

Birgit said...

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

Lady Fair said...

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

Debbie A. said...

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

cm said...

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

Jnett said...

Love the color combo and the journal is cool.

sharpstamps said...

Great stamps for a travel journal.

craftygal1 said...

Great adorable idea! Thanks.

lost art cards and designs said...

Fun and great way to journal your travel adventures!

Sylvia said...

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

Becky said...

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

craftygal1 said...

Great adorable idea! Thanks.

Sheila H said...

Your album is darling!

Late Blooming said...

Little note books are a must for summer travel.

Audrey Pettit said...

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

Shelly Rasske said...

Super excited for this release!

Sandra KM said...

Great ideas for a travel journal.

slang said...

The destination stamps are so much fun.

Sue D said...

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

worrywort said...

A lovely mini album.

Dot J Freel said...

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

Vikki H said...

great stamps & fun journal!

Sherrie J. said...

Love your cute travel mini-album!

Bunny Dobbie said...

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

Linda on the Prairie said...

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

Constance.hildebrand56@gmail.com said...

Love all the word/sentiment stamps!

choman9912@aol.com said...

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

Sabrina said...

What a darling journal and such a fabulous idea!!

Unknown said...

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

Margaret said...

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

gabriella said...

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

Patty said...

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

Kit A said...

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

Cris G. said...

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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