Monday, January 9, 2017

Hero Arts January My Monthly Hero Blog Hop: Sending Hugs




Today is the day! The Hero Arts January My Monthly Hero kit is now AVAILABLE!  Perfect for Valentine's Day PLUS so much more!

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:


The kit contains:
► A 6"x8" clear stamp set
► A set of 18 coordinating Frame Cuts dies that match the stamp set
► Five ink cubes: Tide Pool, Mint Julep, Soft Pink, Bubble Gum and Strawberry
► 2 Wood grain Size A1 Envelopes
► 2 Wood grain Size A2 Envelopes
► 4 half sheets of Wood grain card stock
► 2 Pool colored Envelopes
► 2 Tide colored Envelopes
► 2 Shallows colored envelopes
► Red Wax cord - 8 yards 
With all of the goodies packed into this kit the value is more than $70! It’s an incredible deal at only $34.99.

The Option add-on products include:



CM150 Sealed With a Kiss


AI345 Nesting Postage Stamps Infinity Dies


DI346 Love Note Pair Fancy Dies


DI347 Mini Mailer Fancy Dies


DI348 Heart Confetti Fancy Dies


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!   Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, January 13.


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, January 15th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the  following week.

Here's the card that I designed especially for today's hop, I was thoroughly inspired by THIS Debby Hughes beauty:


I'm a huge fan of non-traditional colors so green was calling my name for this Valentine's Day card...of course, it could easily be an everyday card too!  I used the beautiful Bloom Heart from the Main Kit.  I heat embossed it in white on vellum and die cut it out.  The main panel has sentiments from the Sealed With a Kiss set.  I used the hearts from the Sealed With a Kiss and Love Notes sets.


I did a quick watercolor wash using my Peerless Watercolors and topped off my card with some sequins from my stash.  

In case you missed my other January My Monthly Hero Kit posts, here are some other ways you can use the new products:

Countdown to Creativity (my blog)


Countdown to Creativity (Hero Arts Blog)


Isn't January's kit awesome?!  Make sure you order yours TODAY before they are no longer available!

We have some exciting news to share… Starting January 18th you will be able to sign up for the My Monthly Hero kit subscription program! Stay tuned for more details on this program so that you never miss a kit!

Now hop on over to my teamie Clare Prezzia's blog!  

Amy Tsuruta  --> you are here 💚



235 comments:

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Sherri Clifford said...

Yes, this kit is awesome! I love your non-traditional use of color. Your cards are just beautiful.

Melissa L. said...

Ohhh! Wow this is a great kit, Amy. Very cool and I love the cards that you made. Love that green watercolor one. :)

Unknown said...

The green watercolor card is CRAZY good.

Pennie said...

The kit looks awesome and the add look really cool. I love the non traditional colors, as well

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love the color washed background on your Hop card, Amy - so beautiful in green! Your sneak peek cards look amazing too!!

liz said...

This is another adorable card kit. I need to go for weeks without sleep to use all the supplies I want!

cghundley said...

Wonderful card with
the watercoloring!
The green looks
lovely with the
beautiful heart.
Carla from Utah

Leanne in Cali said...

Very nice! The white really pops with the green background. Thanks for sharing on this great blog hop!!

I Card Everyone said...

you never fail to inspire me to want it all, amy! I think I'd adore this kit ... I certainly adore that little green number...
=]

Sabrina said...

Very pretty cards!!

Leslie said...

Nice job with these cards. Thanks for the hop, Hero Arts!!

Abby said...

I love the green!

Happy Dance said...

I love how you've used this kit. Your cards are gorgeous, and I'm especially in love with the green watercolored card. This kit looks like so much fun to play with, and I hope to order one! Have a great week. Bev

luv2scr@p said...

Very nice card ideas!

Unknown said...

Never thought of green for s Valentine's Day color, but really like it a lot.

Linda M said...

Great kit! Love your non-traditional colored valentines!

Barbie said...

I just love the flowers wrapped up in this! And the new infinity dies are great.

Diane said...

Love the use of non traditional colors!

Elaine said...

Pretty Valentine!

Anita said...

I love the colors you have used

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Pretty with a wonderful artsy background.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Unknown said...

Like the green watercolor wash you used and the huge roses heart is awesome!! Thanks for sharing!!

Unknown said...

Such beautiful cards. Love this kit.

Kathy Thisted said...

I really enjoy the diversity of the cards you have made with this kit. The watercolor one is by far my favorite. thanks

Sam B said...

SO pretty - love the delicate coloring; TFS!!

bev p said...

Thank you for suggesting non-traditional colors. I keep forgetting that I can do that (although I did make my mom's card yellow!). Special thanks for showing other options for using these lovely stamps. Love the mini envie!

Helen F. said...

Oh Amy, what a gorgeous Valentine! I love the green watercolor wash and the beautiful Bloom Heart is so pretty embossed on vellum!

Natalie Winterstein said...

This is really cute and I love the green! :)

Macimbalo said...

All of your work is just so pretty and this is no exception! Great inspiration!

Denise said...

Those cards are gorgeous! I love this kit and have already ordered it.

JanetB said...

Thank you for sharing your ideas. I really like the white embossed flower heart on vellum, it looks perfect on the green wash background.

Amy C. said...

Three beautiful cards Amy! This is an amazing kit!

Michelle said...

Great cards, great inspiration and love the flowers on the vellum.

Holly said...

I love the water colored card!

Linda said...

I'd know it was an "Amy card" without seeing your name--so fun and modern. Love your work; great use of the new kit.

Audrey said...

Love the green watercolor!

None None said...

Ooh, love, love this!!! If someone had randomly shown me this card, I would have immediately said that's an "Amy" card. You did a fantastic job with the watercoloring and that sweet vellum heart, especially with the artsy font of the add-on kit. Love this and you are seriously bad for my wish list! I'm so NOT a Valentine's Day girl, but I have three sets on my list and they are all because of you. :-)

Unknown said...

Lovely projects!!
Thanks for this blog Hop.

Cindy G. said...

Love the colors you used on these projects! Very pretty green watercolor and embossing!

Andrea A said...

You're so right! January's kit is so AWESOME and I love the add-ons. I really like your first card with the green and the white...great change of pace on Valentine's traditional colors.

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful cards, beautiful kit!!!

Jane M said...

Unexpected color but I really like the card

Sharie said...

Love your watercoloring on this card.. beautiful card.. and this January Kit is awesome!!!

Unknown said...

Love your cards. The water color background really works with the great set from Hero Arts.

Barbara M. said...

Really like your cards! This is an awesome kit.

Marty said...

A green valentine--how original! and fun. And I love all of your bouquet cards.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

They are so sweet and pretty!

MomPanda said...

Love your use of the Peerless watercolors for the background wash! What a pretty green it is!

Betty said...

your green valentine is creative and gorgeous besides!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Oh I dearly love your watercolored card and so fresh using green instead of the usual red and pink! Awesome job Amy!💜🤗

Psychomak said...

Enjoying gathering the ideas. Thank you

Vonmariedesign said...

Amy, those cards are gorgeous!! I love those roses bouquets.

Judy said...

Love, love, love this card with the green Amy! Thanks for sharing with us how you used the kit.

kathy s said...

Totally blown this kit out of the park. Great cards and love the non traditional colour ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Dayna said...

These are great cards.

Lisa Buchanan said...

Love your use of green, the card is fabulous! Thank you for sharing!

Debbie Rumpza said...

Love your watercolored card! So pretty!

CraftyViolet said...

That's an awesome kit. It could be used for so many occasions.

Thorsdotter said...

Love the watercoloring! Thank you.

D Walton said...

Clever way to use the stamp die for a border.

Sharyn said...

Your use of the green watercolor wash makes the stamp set even better!

Unknown said...

Great watercolored card. This kit is awesome. Thank you for sharing.

Linda Anderson said...

Beautiful, vibrant , happy card! Thanks for sharing.

cm said...

Tons of goodness, indeed, Amy...and your cards certainly make the point even stronger! Your heart bouquets of roses are gorgeous; such special cards to let people know you love them...
Hugs~c

Debbie B said...

Great cards Amy! Love this card kit. I am partial to hearts anyway and to have so many in one place is exciting! Great hop! TFS!

SouthernMrs said...

Nice card. TFS!

Unknown said...

Great card kit! I love the way you used resist and simple watercoloring.

Kitty said...

Love the green watercolor piece! I'm all about non-traditional. I never think to use vellum, even though it's in my stash. Hero Arts rocked it out AGAIN!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I love your green valentine card. The vellum flowers soften the watercolor background. Fabulous project

Unknown said...

Your green card is wonderful. The other cards you show are equally as talented. All with the great message of love. Thanks for your talent you have shown.

Janelle said...

Very pretty creations. Love those rose-hearts!

gardener said...

The green is so refreshing.

Anne said...

Love the green, so pretty.

Maureen Chandler said...

Your cards are wonderful - I especially like the green Valentine!!

LLT Pgh said...

Thanks for sharing all of your lovely designs.
Linda

LLT Pgh said...

Thanks for sharing all of your lovely designs.
Linda

Christine Healy said...

I love the green color...reminds me of pistachio ice cream...one of my faves...TFS!

Sue D said...

Lovely cards made with this kit.

Patt H. said...

All 3 cards are wonderful! Love the soft green on the first one.

Mary W said...

The green is really nice! So fresh.

sandie said...

love the green too. I'm not a pink girl or much of a heart girl either so I can easily see myself making that. not too cutesy and girly.

Deaf Sheltie Mom said...

Love your unique card! Screams "love" without being red! So pretty...

Miriam Prantner said...

I love the watercoloring in green, a fun unexpected color combo for V-day, but not for you. Ha!

Carol D said...

I am such a sucker for watercolor - and love your choice of non-traditional green.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are all wonderful!!! Love them and this new card kit:)

Lindar C said...

Just so pretty! Love this kit!

Unknown said...

Your cards are stunning!!! I love your colours combination. This kit is so beautiful I want to send it a thank you card^^

MaggieM said...

I would never have picked green for a Valentine card but you have changed my mind! What a great card!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Inspired and I ordered the Kit along with Love Notes stamp set.
Melissa
"Sunshine Honeybee"

Barbara said...

Beautiful card. Love the heart on the vellum...all the cards were great. Fantastic kit this month from Hero Arts.

Unknown said...

I've already ordered my kit! Your cards are lovely

Unknown said...

The white roses on the green card front is fabulous. Love the kit.

StampinLouie said...

Super nice cards. The Hero Arts kits are the best!

Teresa Doyle said...

Some great cards Amy. Looks like you have been having fun with this kit! (I don't blame you! LOL)

Erica said...

Love your cards!! Especially the green one!!

Becca Yahrling said...

Yay for green for Valentine's Day! Why not?! Very pretty.

Vee said...

This is great! Love the cards! Thank you for sharing!

Cyndie said...

Well that is very different! Well done!

Suzan Dorchik said...

What a fabulous kit! Your cards are so delightful.

Windy said...

Love the color wash and the bloom heart...simple and elegant.

Laura Gribble said...

I love that you used green!!! 💚💚

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards! How fun to use green instead of pink!

Sandy Small said...

Nice cards, thanks for sharing! Love the non traditional mint green watercolor!

judy said...

I love the floral heart and the lovely cards that you created!

Patty-Treasures in Letters said...

I really liked your different ideas.

Debi Vintinner said...

So beautiful!! Love your cards!!

Barbara said...

This is a great kit. Your cards are lovely.

StinkerbellSteph said...

Such versatile cards w/beautiful colors!

Barb said...

What a great kit! Thanks for sharing your idea!

Kentucky Daisy said...

I love flowers and I love hearts, so a heart-shaped design of flowers absolutely speaks to my heart! I love the stamp and this card you've made using it!!

Unknown said...

That heart flower stamp is beautiful! Love your creations.

Unknown said...

Great designs. I really like the heart of flowers stamp

Deb Selby said...

Looks like a great kit. Your cards are sweet.

Unknown said...

Love this. It's funny I was wondering if I could do a green Valentine's Day card this year -- I guess YES is the answer!

Lisa said...

Oh my... this is beautiful... your card and that set! Lots of stuff I love to look at here....

Unknown said...

Love the watercolor!

Unknown said...

Love the different colors u used

Karen L K said...

Nice one! I love that watercolor background and that flower heart on the vellum.

3kidmama said...

I love the watercolor wash in a nontraditional color - great card for more than just Valentines Day. You've created so many pretty cards with this kit!

Unknown said...

Such Lovely Cards! Love them! Thank you so much for the inspiration and the opportunity to win this generous gift! Would love to win this!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the green. It's so pretty!

Nandini said...

The kit is fabulous! And I love your card. The green is so soothing!

Unknown said...

The Hero Arts kit is awesome, and I love your ideas you shired for cards.

Casie W said...

I'm with you -- love the non traditional colors! Your green card is wonderful.

Heather DePasquale said...

Love the heart bouquet stamps. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing!

Mylissa Stout said...

Amy....I "LoVed" your card without the traditional pink or red! The water colored green came across very soft and romantic on the paper...Perfect!!!! Flowers do have green stems and leaves...so really green is part of Valentine's Day too! Thank you for inspiring me to "THINK" outside of the box...I always need reminding to do that! : D

Lisa Petrella said...

Wow! What a super sweet kit!!!! Love all of the add-ons too! And your green card is fabulous!!!!

Chelle said...

Non-traditional is the way to go and your choice is amazing....I am learning so many new techniques watercolor, heat emboss on vellum love it!

Billie A said...

Your cards are beautiful and love how you can use the stamps different ways. Great kit and add on.

robiw said...

I, too, love on-traditional colors, so I really love the green card!

Marcela I. Alvarez said...

beautiful card, I love the watercolors and the green was a perfect choice!

Satori said...

Great inspiration! Thanks.

Unknown said...

Just love your beautiful and simple cards! Thank you for sharing.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Love your creations and your choice of non traditional colors for these Valentine's cards! Fantastic kit!!!

Vivian Foo said...

You always do lovely and gorgeous cards.

Julie said...

Gorgeous cards....I really like the green valentines card!! Thanks for sharing 😀

Lisa Lara said...

WOW what a kit!

Birgit said...

What fabulous cards! This kit is just packed with fun! Thanks for the chance to win.

Evelyn vasquez said...

Love the nontraditional coloring. The kit is also fabulous.

Mirjam F said...

I like the different cards you made. Really like the one with the postage die.

FamilyDreamLab said...

Amazing card

Amy McCue said...

This kit is so cute!!

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful cards

Kathleen

Lori Ellen Designs said...

Wonderful inspiration! Beautiful kit!

Laurie said...

Loving that green! Love notes set is wonderful, too.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow love your samples - the green one is my fav too, because it is such an unusual color to use and works SO WELL:)

Cindaku said...

Very beautiful cards! This kit has so many options.

Cyndi said...

Your cards are beautiful. Love the watercolor background technique.

Helen Gullett said...

They are GORGEOUS cards, Amy! I love the first one the most with the green :) This kit is totally beautiful one.

Streetscrapper said...

WOW! Cool idea using green instead of the traditional red/pink for a Valentine/Love card. I think I'm going to give this a try this year. It's going to surprise my husband for sure given that all I ever create with is pink!

Carol M said...

Loved your washed color on your blog hop card. Simple but elegant!

Unknown said...

Love the green! Makes beautiful wedding card or placecards for a reception!

evcarlen said...

Green isn't a colour I use often but I just love the wash on your card.

Rosemary said...

lovely set of cards!

Susi said...

It's that heart full of roses images that caught my eye on this fabulous kit, so it's a treat to see how you used it! All so lovely.

Unknown said...

love the samples & ideas.

Nana Griffin said...

Great card samples!

Marcia said...

Love all 3 cards! Those bouquets can be used in so many ways!

Scraphönan said...

Loved the watercolored background on teh first one, and the othters were beutiful to.

Purple Princess said...

gorgeous cards!!

PM said...

So creative!

Amy Vitriani said...

I love your cards!!!! They are so pretty and show how much you can change up these stamps!! I really love the watercolored one though. It's so elegant and beautiful ❤️

espressogal said...

LOVE! The green water color one is my favorite. I've been wanting to get into water coloring. Thanks for the inspiration.

paperpicnic said...

Three extremely gorgeous cards, Amy! So much to love about each one!

geewhizgee said...

Always love the watercolor look

Marianne said...

I do love the look of your non-traditional green card, including the shade of green. I have just purchase a set of peerless watercolours. Cannot wait to try them.

Peculiaris said...

This kit is a treasure box! I love seeing what everyone make with it - such fun :) Your cards are absolutely beautiful, I especially love the first one, the background is just mesmerizing

Unknown said...

I love this card. The Sealed with a Kiss stamp set is beckoning me to put it in my cart! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

Documenting One Memory at a Time said...

Such a pretty card. I love the idea of using non traditional colors. The water coloring looks amazing too!!

Shelly said...

All your cards are so sweet and pretty!

A Card Day's Work said...

So excited for all of these adorable new stamps and dies! <3

Janet said...

Love your card and color combo😍
A great new kit, can't wait to play! God bless

Patty Beers said...

I love the simple green look. Very classy.

Carol Henderson said...

What a creative ides to have the heart as a bouquet of flowers. And what woman doen't want flowers?

Deeps said...

Love anything that has watercolor wash on it. This kit looks amazing.

sharon g said...

The watercolor looks great. This kit is really pretty, and versatile. LOVE IT!

Unknown said...

Awesome cards, I don't use green that often but oh have me rethinking that.

BJ said...

Would never have thought to use the green for a Valentine card but love it! Thanks for the excellent ideas!

happyscrap said...

Good idea using a non-Valentine color! The roses you used are beautiful. Thank you.

suzie said...

Fun to do some watercoloring using a different color for Valentine's Day. Great card kit. Can't wait to get my hands on those products.

Carol H. said...

You had me at green!! Beautiful card!!!

Fikreta said...

beautiful cards!

hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
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Mary Holshouser said...

Love the white on the green.
Have a friend who is pink-adverse
to this card would be for her.
Your cards are so pretty.
thanks for sharing.

Isabel Z said...

I love what you created!!!

Janet D. said...

Great kit, and your creations are marvelous!

Farhana S said...

your cards are amazing!!

Linda said...

Awesome cards and thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

nancy dempsey said...

Sweet kit and beautiful card. I love the green!

Nancy Pearce said...

Like them all, but the green one is my favorite.

Jackie said...

Beautiful card! Love the green

Katia said...

your card are so beautiful!!!

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards. Love the green one so pretty and the other two are beautiful as well.

Clare said...

Lovely watercoloring, Amy! Would work so well for a guy!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! Awesome elements in this kit! Love the stamps & dies!

Crafty_Judy said...

Gorgeous cards!

Marina said...

I love the watercolor card, it is so beautiful. And the other cards are also nice. Thank you so much for sharing them.

sammi said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the water color effect. This kit is just full of fun goodies! Love the idea of making our own heart confetti!

Linda S. said...

Non-traditional colors don't normally appeal to me, but the wash of pale green on your hugs card is just so pretty.

D.Ann C said...

These are all so lovely! That first green watercolor card just tickles my fancy!

CathyL said...

Your cards are so pretty! Love the floral heart!

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