Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Hero Arts September My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway!


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Today is the day!  The Hero Arts September My Monthly Hero kit is now AVAILABLE.

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:  


 Kit contents: 
1 6" x 8" Color Layering Clear Stamp Set
8 Coordinating Frame cuts
5 Ink cubes (Butter Bar, Cup O’ Joe, Orange Soda, Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine)
3 Brass sunflower charms 
2 Brass leaf charms
2 5.5" x 8.5" Pumpkin Vellum 30lb
2 5.5" x 8.5" Moonrock Cardstock 80lb

The kit value is $70, 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 gorgeous September Optional Add-ons:



CG721 Vine Pattern Bold Prints Stamp


CM201 Color Layering Squirrel stamp set










 CM203 Color Layering Thanksgiving stamp set










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, September 8th.  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. (Hero Arts will reimburse if the winner has already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Monday, September 11th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog the following week!

Today I'm sharing two projects using the various optional add-ons:


This first card uses the Starry Night Brushstroke Bold Prints along with Luna the Halloween Cat stamps and coordinating frame cuts.   

I used Distress Oxide inks with the Starry Night Brushstroke Bold Prints stamp.


Next up is a card that uses several of the new add-ons:


Let's start with the base panels.  The Foliage Mix Layering Paper one has the Vine Pattern Bold Prints with Pine Bold Ink.  The Earth Mix Layering Paper has the Starry Night Brushstroke Bold Prints embossed in clear.  I cut a couple of the Autumn Icons Fancy Dies in Foliage and Sunshine


The cute squirrel has been stamped with 

Soft Vanilla (solid image)
Soft Brown (detail)
Soft Granite (outline)

The acorn:

Soft Vanilla (solid image)
Soft Brown (detail)

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


My focus was the Main Kit.  There is a vellum panel in between the background sunflowers and the single image which really makes it the focal point of my design.

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

Amy Tsuruta 💚




121 comments:

Dotty Jo said...

Wow, very cool! Jo x

Karthikha said...

Beautiful cards :) I love the one with the vellum! :)

Unknown said...

Lovely cards. Love the use of the kitties!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow, Amy - your cards are just gorgeous - thanks for the inspiration:)

GrammyP said...

Your cards are beautiful! I really liked the card example that you showed before the kit came out--it was wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing! (Peg)

Cindy C. said...

Wonderful Fall cards Amy! The Starry Night stamp makes fantastic background!!

Unknown said...

Love the halloween card; looks spooky.

Martha Herrera said...

Such a beautiful kit, and the possibilities are endless.

dligon said...

Thanks for inspiring!

Karen said...

Love the cats and the use of vellum. It's beautiful!

Linda said...

Those sunflowers pop on the tour quotes paper" beautiful.

Kaypossum said...

Love Sunflowers - This kit is a must

Lindar C said...

Beautiful cards, really love Luna!

Melissa said...

Lovely cards! I just love that Starry Night background stamp.

Kathy E said...

I love the Halloween card with the cats! That is such a cool card, but I do love the others as well. I cant wait to receive my kit with my cat add ons.

jag said...

What a great collection of cards. These stamps will be such fun for fall!

mtscrapgal said...

The first card makes a great Halloween card. The use of vellum on the last card is very pretty way to spotlight the sunflower stamp.

Debbie Rumpza said...

Love your cards. My fave is still the one with vellum.

Barb said...

What a variety! Super creativity! Love the cards!

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Thank you for inspiration. This autumn kit has so many possibilities.

aasheeta said...

Love that vellum panel!

Sabrina said...

Such a very cool looking kitty card!! I love it!!

Stef Perry said...

Love your cards! Appreciate all the inspiration!

lavikina said...

Love the kitty card! Thanks!

Karen Howard said...

Lovely cards. I think I like the pumpkin card with the squirrel the best.

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Beautiful cards! You really make me want this kit - thanks for the inspiration. Thank you for the chance to win!

Leanne in Cali said...

Great cards! This is such a fun release. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!!

Sue D said...

Awesome cards. Love the one with the sunflowers--they make me smile.

Debbie B said...

Beautiful cards! Have to say though that I am partial to that sunflower! Love the colors that you used! So pretty! Another amazing Hero Arts kit release! I just love it!

DancesWithHooves said...

Great job on these, Amy! I like them all!

lritchie said...

All of your cards are lovely, the sunflower was colored in gorgeous colors, I also love the Autumn Icon dies!

Steph B said...

I am in love with this kit and the add-ons. Your cards are beautiful.

Caitlin said...

What wonderful cards. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Roberta S. said...

Lovely cards but your sunflower card blows me away. It is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Striking! You do wonderful work! Love that cute pumpkin die!

Colleen said...

Love the Halloween card with the cat and the starry night. Great work.

Mary Miller said...

I love the starry night stamp. Great cards.

judy said...

I love the starry night background and your fun cards!

Joy Meadows said...

The kit is fabulous, but so are the addons. Love your cards, Amy!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Wonderful cards! I love those background stamps!

Lori Ellen Designs said...

This has to be my most favorite of the year! Beautiful inspiration!

Robin P said...

Lovely cards. Love the colors you used on the squirrel.

Happy Dance said...

So the last time you shared an HA release, I stopped immediately, even before finishing up my comment to you, and ran to their site to place an order.... I think I might be in trouble again, lol!!! I'm mad about these rich, Fall inks, and all those images - especially the Starry, Starry Night. Great release, and your cards are stunning. Yep...I'm in trouble!! : ) Bev

Barbara said...

Love all your cards! Great creativity and great kit!

Barb Gallagher said...

I especially love the sunflower card with the vellum. It adds just the right touch of softness while still showing your beautiful work with the stamping. Thanks for sharing!

liz said...

Ok I caved and bought this kit!

Laurie M. said...

Lovely cards, thanks for sharing. I especially love the kittens.

The Paper Layer said...

Wow what a great kit! A fun time to be had! Love your cards Amy!

Betty said...

three wonderful cards, Amy - love those autumn icons dies!

Helen said...

Great cards to showcase this new release, Amy. Especially ike the oval framing on your Halloween card and the vellum interfacing on Sunday's card. Thanks for sharing your creativity on this blog hop.

Sandy Small said...

I love how you used the Starry Night bold prints background stamp in several ways. It is amazing how different the same stamp can look.

Patt H. said...

Awesome creations!! The Starry Night Brushstroke background is at the top of my wish list!

Suzan Dorchik said...

Both great cards. My favourite is the first card. Just love the kitty sneaking up to the cauldron.

Unknown said...

Lovely cards.

Cindy Thick said...

Cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

The Halloween card is my favorite. Love the circle with swirled background.

Abby said...

Love the sunflowers.

Jeanne Beam said...

Really lovely cards. Thanks for sharing....

Unknown said...

Wonderful cards. I like the sunflower & vellum.

Pam D. said...

Gorgeous cards! I love how you used the vellum in between the sunflowers to highlight your one sunflower.

Patty said...

Excellent card examples!!

JmB said...

These background stamps are awesome. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards.

Unknown said...

I love love the background stamps

Unknown said...

Wonderful cards. My favorite is the Sending you Sunshine sunflower card.

brenda said...

Your cards are all so gorgeous & inspiring!!

Heidi J said...

So beautiful, thanks for sharing.

Diane M said...

Great projects!

cghundley said...

Love that Starry Night
stamp, so neat looking.
Lovely cards.
Carla from Utah

Unknown said...

Pretty cards. Thank You for sharing!

Marty F said...

Wonderful cards! My favorite is the sunflowers - love your use of vellum! So awesome!!!

Teri Wilson said...

Great cards!

Carrie said...

Love your cards, very unique!

Linda T. said...

I think the starry night background stamp is one of my favorites! I love what you did with this release! Beautiful cards!

Gail said...

Starry Starry Night - has my vote - but all are beautiful -TFS

Brenda in IN said...

All great cards but the Starry Night card is very unique and gorgeous.

Unknown said...

Before I even saw the name of the background, I thought "Oooh, that looks like Starry Night by Van Gogh!" That painting is fascinating and now there's a background stamp that captures some of the beautiful swirls and texture.

paperpicnic said...

Three Gorgeous cards, Amy! I especially love how you've used the two background stamps! Wonderful color choices!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Your cards are gorgoues, the sunflower is my favourite.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Fabulous cards!

Mary Holshouser said...

The first card looks like a spooky,
scary night.
All the cards are wonderful.
thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Awesome cards using these outstanding new products. I really like your sunflower card with the vellum layer. Soooo pretty!

Beejay said...

Beautifully designed cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lonya said...

I like the use of the vellum. Anxiously waiting for my kit!

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like how the backgrounds compliment the creations. Wonderful coloring.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful set of cards!!! Adorable Halloween card!!! This little squirrel and sunflowers are absolutely gorgeous!!! Your coloring is, as always, amazing!!!

Geri S said...

Lovely cards and great colors!

Kleri said...

Lovely cards!The first is my favorite! :) tfs

Rosemary said...

fun set of cards!

Golda said...

What fun things to work with in this kit. Great work!

Unknown said...

That background stamp!! LOVE! must.have.now. ☺

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Very cool creations! That kit seems pretty fun !

Andre M. said...

Beautiful cards. The add-ons to this kit are great. Love that starry background and the layering thanksgiving stamps.

Stampin_melissa said...

All your cards are lovely, but let me tell you that sunflower card is stunning!

Linda said...

Wonderful, can not pick a favorite

Unknown said...

Your cards are so pretty and creative. Thanks for sharing.

Pennie said...

I especially love the flower cards!

Greta said...

Fun kit & great cards!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! I really love that cat set!

Joyce said...

I love the background stamp and the cats

Windy said...

Love the starry skies stamp!

MelissaF said...

Wow, gorgeous cards, I especially love the starry night background!

Leena said...

I love how you used the kit in your cards! :)

AnnEsling3r said...

I love how you used multiple colors and stamps for the background to your squirrel. Thanks for sharing

Terri said...

Very nice!!

Unknown said...

Wonderful cards! I had seen the sunflowers with the vellum and loved it, but the Luna cat card is just so cute. My husband and I have 6 cats so I am anxious to have my Luna set arrive in the mail!

Unknown said...

great cards. love your kitty card and the sunflower card with vellum----GORGEOUS!

Kathy Mc said...

Three great cards, Amy! Your first one definitely looks like a starry night. Looks like an awesome kit and people like you make it a fun hop.

Brand6 Duncan said...

Great card designs. I love the colors you chose to use on the adorable squirrel. I can't wait to get my set in. TFS

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...so many incredible cards Amy! What a sweet fall kit, looks like so much fun.

Marie said...

I love the use of vellum over your main panel. It's a very soft looking background with a punch of color on top. I love sunflowers.

Ann K. said...

Vellum really makes that main sunflower shine... great idea!

Lisa A creations said...

Cute cards! Awesome new kit!

Anonymous said...

Spectacular kit and add -ons! Love your awesome creations !

Stefanie White said...

Wonderful inspiration! Your cards are beautiful!

Kris in Alaska said...

The cat set is my favorite of this release!

Unknown said...

Thank you Hero Arts! Super cool!

Unknown said...

Oooo I love what you did with the cat stamp and the starry night stamp. Beautiful!

Judie said...

Gorgeous creations!

Karen L K said...

Some very nice cards! That cat looks great with the nice background! And the squirrel with the pumpkin.. a great design!

Angela Walters said...

Both of these cards are great for Halloween and autumn! Thanks for sharing them with us!