Monday, August 7, 2017

Hero Arts August My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway!






Today is the day!  The Hero Arts August My Monthly Hero kit is now AVAILABLE sold out.

You should have arrived here from the awesome Jessica Frost-Ballas' blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Hero Arts blog!

The Main Kit: (sold out)


Kit Contents:

6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
11 Coordinating Frame Cuts
1 Fancy Window Cut Die
1.5 oz Celestial Sequins
1 Metallic Blueberry Mist
1 Gold Shimmer Mist
1 Stencil 5.25" x 6.5"
3 5" x 7" Assorted Patterned Celestial Paper

The kit value is $77, an amazing deal at $34.99!  Did you know that Hero Arts has a My Monthly Hero Kit Subscription Service?!  Sign up so you never miss a release!

Check out the fabulous August Optional Add-ons:


































Want to buy ALL of the August Optional Add-ons?  Get them HERE.




REMEMBER, the MAIN KIT  (sold out) is available for a limited time only...when it's gone, it is GONE!  Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, August 11th.  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. (We will reimburse them if they have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, August 13th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog the following week!

Today I decided to feature some of the fun Additional Add-ons for the month:


Let's start at the bottom and work our way up.  I started with panels from the Floral Mix Layering Paper Pack.  The smaller panel has been stamped with the Pretty Moon Spiral Bold Prints in silver.  The contrast in the colors is really fun.  I stamped the kitties from Mewn & Back and colored them with Zig Clean Color Markers.  Did you figure out how I made the moon?  I used the Circle Infinity Dies in one size and then layered a smaller size on top to create a moon shape.  The Pattern Celestial Paper that comes in the kit is really lovely.


The sentiment is from the Dream Big set and has been heat embossed in white.

In case you missed it, I was up on the Hero Arts Blog on Saturday with this Countdown to Creativity project:


My focus on that project was the Main Kit (sold out)  I added some gold accessories to make things fancy!

That's it for me, next up is the fabulous Michelle Short!  In case you get lost along the way, here's the hop listing:

Amy Tsuruta 💚



162 comments:

aasheeta said...

Lovely cards, thanks for the ideas!

Barbie said...

Love the background stamp on pink! Thanks so much for the chance to win and the inspiration:)

Joy said...

Cute cards and love the cat one!

DoriG said...

Lovely cards! So inspiring. I really liked seeing the circle script background stamp used. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Your design is soooo creative and cute! I will definitely try the crescent moon trick. Lovely work!!

k ostgard said...

Nice card great moon cutting idea. Cute cats.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a blessed day!
Kimberly

Steffany said...

Cute cats!

Nora Noll said...

Oh that cat card is SO CLEVER!! I adore the way you have them around the half moon-which the way you made it is GENIUS!!! Totally fabulous card!!

Annheidel said...

Love your cards! Those space cats are too fun.

Ginny K. said...

Neat cards! Loving the mewn and back cats in space, so cute! Thanks for sharing!
~Gin K.~

Val said...

Both cards are awesome!

eliza said...

Very cute! This month's kit is great!

Jennifer said...

Adorable! I just love this kit!

Deborah Kaye said...

Great cards! Those cats are awesome!

Melissa said...

Beautiful cards, Amy! I absolutely love the whimsy of your cat-stronaut card. :)

Sue D said...

How fun with these space cats!

Purple Princess said...

Just awesome!!

barbara macaskill said...

Your kitty card is awesome but I am totally loving the flying girl card! The sky is beautifully done and the flying girl is an awesome image. Can't wait to get my kit! TFS!

Degoodsbystephanie said...

Beautiful cards! That Mew and back set is irresistible!!

Fikreta said...

Love them all!
but my favorite is Mewn & Back!
hugs

Roberta said...

Your cards are cute. Love them. Thank you for sharing.

bev p said...

S-o-o-o-o pretty! Love the vellum moon and the stunning background on the second card. Thank you.

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Amy, these are great. Loving this kit!

Nana Griffin said...

Great ideas.

Peggy Bonovа said...

Such a fun kit! Thank you for sharing your cards ♥️

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Love your cards! I'm especially attracted to the second one and saved it on Pinterest so I can use it as inspiration when I get the kit. Thank you for the chance to win!

Diane said...

You're cards are great.

luluvision said...

Your cards are wonderful and fun! Thank you for sharing!

DGolly said...

Great cards Thanks so much for sharing.

JmB said...

Very nice cards. Super clever use of circle dies to make the moon. I'm stealing that idea. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Lovely cards!

Lindar C said...

Yea! So happy to see the cats! They are so cute.

byulgzr said...

Gorgeous! The cat-astronomer cards are just killing me~~ loff!

Monica said...

I love your big moon! So clever.. thanks for the great idea!

Debbie B said...

Great cards! I love how you made the star dust trail from the little girls feet! Love that blue!~ Awesome release.... hope I don't miss it. I have missed so many due to not getting there in time. They sell out so fast! Thanks for sharing!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the critters, colors, backgrounds used & so much more.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

cghundley said...

Lovely work here
and the spacecats
are so cool!
Carla from Utah

dligon said...

beautiful cards! Love!

Psychomak said...

Thank you for showcasing the add ons.

Lieve said...

That Pretty Moon Spiral makes a great background; beautiful card !!

nailgirl said...

Adorable cards Jessica! What a great tip on creating the moon using the circle infinity dies!!

Amy Vitriani said...

Beautiful cards!!! I love this new kit! Thanks for the inspiration 😊

Becky Moore said...

You have to love astronaut cats! LOL So cute! And thanks for showing all the add-ons.

Unknown said...

The cat card is truly pretty! So subtle yet very good. I liked the card stock color you choose.

Unknown said...

This is such a refreshingly new idea in stamps and dyes. Love your work!

Pennie said...

I love your creativity!

Unknown said...

Amazing

Linda from AZ said...

Fabulous cards!

Kleri said...

Very pretty cards!Thank you for sharing :)

Unknown said...

Interesting cards and ideas!

Julia said...

Beautiful card, I love the kitties in the space helmets!

Abby said...

Fun cards.

bzyPTmom said...

This is a terrific hop and thanks for showing the products and using those awesome space cats on a card--LOVE them!

Maryjo Monterosso said...

Sweet cards. Love the kitties in space and the serenity of the girl sailing through the galaxy. Lovely

Dee Earnshaw said...

OMG these cats are so funny. Love your cards:)

Ani said...

haha the cats are funny and lovely

liz said...

Love that floating girl

Nadinebd said...

wow...so many possibilites

Rosemary said...

cute card!

Holly Graham said...

Beautiful cards thanks for the amazing ideas!

Jeanne Beam said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing....

Rebecca Ednie said...

Awesome cards.

Deb Selby said...

Great looking cards.

Shannon said...

So many different creative options - thanks for sharing!

Gail D said...

Beautiful!!!!! I truly love your cards

Unknown said...

Love your creativity. This kit looks great and so do all the add-ons.

DisDesigns said...

Ack! Astronaut cats! How can you do anything but love that set! Your cards are amazing. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Kira N. said...

Awesome cards!!

D.Ann C said...

These are a couple of rare beauties!! You know I'm a cat person at the level your a coffee person. (That makes you a Crazy Coffee Lady! lol!!) I am totally in love with your Castronauts!!

Sandy Small said...

The space kitties are adorable!

FD91354 said...

Lovely cards, thanks for the inspiration

Ann K said...

Love this kit ... and awesome cards.

Jodi C. said...

One of the best hops!!!! Thanks to all the talented artists and fabulous, fun products!!! So beautiful , 💜💙💛❤️ The cats 🐱!! Thank You!

Janet D. said...

Your first card is so cute and you second is gorgeous!

cindybearj said...

I love the kitty astronauts! The window die is so awesome and looks perfect with the dark blue sky!

Unknown said...

Great cards. I especially love the first one.

Unknown said...

What a fun kit. Love seeing ALL the cards and ideas. Thanks.
Mkschmidt4atgmaildotcom

Unknown said...

wonderful cards

bdconklin said...

Beautiful cards! I love the flying girl! The kittens are so cute.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Awesome kit! Love all the add ons!

Rufus said...

This is a super kit and perfect with the solar eclipse later this month! All of the add ons are just as great

Eve N said...

The cat card is sweet, but the card you made for the Hero Arts blog is a big reason I'm interested in this kit!

Unknown said...

Love both of your cards. The big moon is awesome & love the text under the vellum. Your card from the main kit definitely caught my eye on IG! Love love love
elizabeth.vogler2@gmail.com

María Alba Negrón said...

Cute Cards!

Maryam said...

Love this night card Amy..

the life and times said...

I love the cats. A perfect set for cat lovers

MJ said...

Love all your cards! Thank you for sharing.

Lauri Bacalzo said...

Just love the kitty in space!

Cecilia said...

Your cards are lovey.

Becky Hazen said...

Great cards.

Unknown said...

I love the cards you made with this kit & I hope I win it so I can play too. Thanks!!

Unknown said...

Love your cards & I hope I win so I can play too. Thanks !!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!!! This kit is absolutely amazing!!! Both your cards are adorable!!! I'm in love for your second one!!! That background is simply breathless!!!

cassie said...

Great cards- love the space cat!

Phi said...

Great cards. Cute cat.

Dotty Jo said...

I'm loving all the gorgeous cards on this hop! Your makes are stunning and so inspirational, Jo x

FD91354 said...

Lovely ideas! Thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

Lovely cards!

Natalie said...

such beautiful cards! love them :)

Gail said...

Great backgrounds and super critters - tfs your beautiful work- have a blessed day

Mirjam F said...

Great card design, the one with the cats is so cute

Cindy Pryor said...

I love the way you used the products in this month's Hero Arts kit. Very clever way to make the moon using the dies. Thanks for the inspiration!

craftyd said...

Beautiful cards!
Dolores

Dee said...

The two smart cat astronauts card is fun!And the cloud die is the perfect setting for a gorgeous sky fantasy!

Terebene said...

This kit is so much fun. Love it!

Lisa Moline said...

Pretty cards!

Unknown said...

Beautiful artwork. Love the colors, details, and composition. This is one of my favorite monthly set!

Angie Wylie said...

Loved the floating girl Saturday--love it today! Great job!

SuseADoodle said...

love it!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the spiral stamp for the background and those cute kitties!

Cindy Thick said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing. I love the girl flying.

Mrsfish02 said...

So great! The add on's are as great as the kit. Nicely done. I really love the Astros out astronomy elements. Thanks for a chance to win.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fabulous cards!

Jenniferk said...

Both your cards are beautiful and fun too! I love how you used the Pretty Spiral Moon bold Prints, it really adds so much interest to the background, I just love that stamp! Your second card is so gorgeous, it has a magical feel to it, I love the fairy dust trails the girl leaves behind her!

Michelle H said...

Both of your cards are amazing. The silhouettes in this release are super versatile.

SMWhite said...

Love these cards and the crescent moon is very cool.

Anonymous said...

Lovely! I especially adore the second card - the colors, layout, and whole thing is so striking!

Peculiaris said...

Such a cute card! The cats are just adorable, and the paper you used for the moon - gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! xx

Billie A said...

Cute darling cards. Loving the colors and dies. Great designs. This looks like it would be a great fun kit. Never bought a Hero Arts kit before.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

It's an amazing kit !

Unknown said...

Love this kit. Everyone has done just a great job with it. Love your cards. Great Job!

Crazy Dazy said...

I love the way you used the window die.

Julie from NZ said...

I love the cats in space card. It is such fun. I also love the background in your shine bright card. The star trail is gorgeous and makes this card just pop. Thank yo for the inspiration.

Barbara said...

This is another fabulous card kit release from HA. Thanks for the inspiration.

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! I love the soft color. Beautiful background. I loved your card that you had shared for the countdown.

Anonymous said...

Love your creations from this great new HA kit ! Thanks for sharing !

Diana Johnson said...

Love the space cats!

Unknown said...

Lovely cards!

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards! This is an awesome kit and the add-ons are great!

mary said...

Great cards Amy...thanks

Lagene said...

Great cards! Especially love the Shine Bright card!

Unknown said...

I love the cards!

Michelle D said...

Such cute cards! This kit looks awesome!

Nilje said...

Love the cards!
Thanks for a chance to win!
~Nicole Ligaard Jensen

Dawn J said...

I like how the girl is flying across the sky with the stars trailing behind her. Great visual.

Elaine said...

Cute kittynauts...lovely cards!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, this kit is so fun and so are your creation!

Starr said...

beautiful cards thank you for sharing

Deaf Sheltie Mom said...

great cards! thank you for sharing!

mora said...

Love those space cats. lol Great card.

Heather DePasquale said...

Beautiful cards! Love this kit and the add-ons! Thanks for sharing!

BeckyR71 said...

Great cards Amy. This kit and add-ons is truly amazing.

Janelle said...

Cool cards! I especially like the girl flying in the cobalt sky.

mary said...

Love the cards!, my favorite is the first card, such a soft effect!

Unknown said...

What a cute galactic pussy.great card

Virginia said...

Perfect for the eclipse!

Helen Gullett said...

Fantastic!!!!

Valerija said...

Love these fab cards!

Beth Merrill said...

The pattern paper was a great choice for the moon in the cat card. This month's Hero Arts kit looks so fun!

FeM said...

Cute creations.

Gina Pisello said...

Thanks for sharing your creative cards.

Farhana S said...

OMG What a cute card!!

Unknown said...

love the cards. Thanks for sharing

Cathy said...

Great cards, love your backgrounds, this kit looks so versatile!

Sharon Huffman said...

Awesome cards! I'm so glad I ordered this kit before it sold out!

Unknown said...

Both cards are great, but I really really love the stardust trail streaming from the little girl's feet! A wonderful detail!

FD91354 said...

Love your card inspirations

Stefanie White said...

These are awesome cards!!

Unknown said...

I love your last card and the big gold moon!!

Unknown said...

Lovely cards. So many options with this kit. Thanks for sharing,

Stampin_melissa said...

Darling cards, the kitty card is my favorite and I'm not even a cat person!

Sheri said...

Wonderful cards! Such an amazing kit and add ons!