Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Hero Arts | Season of Wonder Release Blog Hop



Although the Hero Arts Winter release has been available at your favorite retailer, today marks the day that it is available in the Hero Arts Store!  They're celebrating with a blog hop and I'm thrilled to hop along with them!

You should have arrived here from Clare Prezzia's blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the fun, which is the Hero Arts Blog!

Be sure to leave a little love along the way - They're giving away two $50 shopping sprees to the Hero Arts online store, randomly drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, August 26th at 11:59 PM PT and they will announce the winners the following week.

I have three projects to share so let's get started, shall we?!  My first card is one of two that are published in the Season of Wonder 2018 catalog:


It features the LP460 Angel Trio.  It's been teamed up with the CM192 Offbeat Holiday Messages and the DI487 Bird and Banner Fancy Die.  Do you spy the Nesting Circle Infinity Dies and the Star Confetti Fancy Die?  To add pops of color, I used the PD114 Liquid Watercolor - Indigo.

Next I have a project that features the CM281 Christmas Mice:


She's been stamped with Intense Black and colored with various alcohol markers.  I used the frame from the DI527 Deer and Ornament Fancy Die.  Do you spy the DI531 Woodgrain Texture Fancy Die, that's a must have!

My final project was something I had been thinking of since the August My Monthly Hero optional add-ons became available:


I masked off the mountains from the CM289 Ski Holiday set so they could fit in one of the cups from the new  Cups and Handles Infinity Dies.  Do you see the CG749 Floral Doily Bold Prints has been clear embossed on the cup?  The track for the ski gondola has been heat embossed in copper.

Your next stop is the awesome Amy Kolling!  In case you get lost along the way, here's the complete hop listing:

The Hero Arts Blog
Yana Smakula
Wanda Guess
Nichol Spohr
Michelle Short
Megan Hoeppner
May Sukyong Park
Lydia Fiedler
Libby Hickson
Laurie Willison
Kelly Latevola
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Jennifer McGuire
Jenn Shurkus
Janette Kausen
Ilina Crouse
Emily Midgett
Clare Prezzia
Amy Tsuruta  💚
Amy Kolling

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121 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhh wow!! These are all WONDERFUL! LOVING the cuppa one and that little mouse!!!!

Libby Hickson said...

Love all of your cards, but that scene in the teacup is just happiness. Happiness in a cup. :D

Debbie Rumpza said...

Fun cards! I love the cup card!

Lagene said...

AWESOME creations! I especially love the angels card!

pamboe said...

I can handle snakes and all sorts of creatures but I'm terrified of mice! However, I think they are just darling for cards. That set it a real winner!

Theresa's Studio said...

Great cards! Love your angels!

Lori R. said...

These cards are too cute! That mouse just did me in though, so sweet. Thank you for sharing.

Kim Heggins said...

Adorable!

Kim Marie said...

Great projects! But that ski holiday card is my favorite! It reminds me of visiting my daughter in Portland Oregon and riding the gondola over the city! I just might need that set!

Kay D said...

Such sweet cards; love the ski holiday card!

Kari Hansen said...

Thanks for showing creative ways to use the new Hero Arts products!

Purple Princess said...

Very nice cards!!

Unknown said...

I agree about the Wood grain Die.. It's a must have. Loving the sweet little mouse =)

LittleSher said...

First time I have seen the Christmas mouse stamp on a card sample. Thanks!

Becca Yahrling said...

Your gondola card is so genius and fun - love it! And that mouse ...
so sweet & precious. I love how you layered the two ornaments as her
BG.. The angel card is lovely, too. That indigo liquid w/c is so
pretty.

Karen H said...

All your cards are fabulous, that sweet mouse grabs my heart. Love the Woodgrain Fancy die, what a gorgeous background that makes. Thanks for the awesome inspiration and ideas.

Arlene said...

Wonderful cards. I love the mice set, but then I see the other cards and can't decide. :)

Hannah said...

The stars and angels are nice combo

Jeanne Beam said...

Such wonderful cards!
Thanks so much for sharing...

Megan said...

Oh my word, the snow hill in the cup is SOOOO cute! Nicely done. I enjoyed hopping with you today! <3

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow your cards are just fun, Amy - love the popped up images

Nikki said...

Beautiful cards, great inspiration.

Mateja M said...

Love that mice card. It's adorable :)

Janet D. said...

Oh my goodness, adorable cards!

Tami B said...

Great job on all of these. Love the little gondolas.

Unknown said...

Love the little mouse card!

Susan Huber said...

Fun cards....cut mouse :)

KimK said...

The mouse on the ornament is too cute for words. :-)

Cindy C. said...

Super cute cards Amy!!

Becky said...

Adorable cards. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us.

Cindy G. said...

Great cards. You are very creative. Thanks for sharing.

Bluaqua said...

Love the cable cars over the mug! Very creative!

Jan said...

WONDERFUL cards....especially the little mouse - oh sooooo cute!!!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful cards. I love those angels.

Isabelle said...

Your cards are awesome !

mom2five said...

beautiful! The gondolas are adorable

bhappetat said...

I love the angel card. Very pretty

Seester2T said...

I love that little mouse!

Unknown said...

Cute cards.

Unknown said...

the little mouse is too cute, and the snowy ski holiday set is just adorable! love!

Christy Q said...

Congrats on having your cards published in the catalog!!! I'm saving my catalog to have you sign those pages! ;)

The angel card caught my eye in the catalog so I'm so pleased to read that you designed it!! I love the wash of watercolor you added!

greggers said...

Such cute cards!

MadeByMeghanK said...

WOW! Love the embossing on the mug and the way you did the mountains like the steam out of the mug! SO CREATIVE!

Sue Smith said...

Amy, your cards are fantastic. The little mouse is so darling and I love the mug scene. Terrific new release. TFS

Shelly said...

Such SWEET cards, Amy!

Geri S said...

Fun, Sweet cards! Love the release!

Unknown said...

Cute cards - thanks for sharing

Patt H. said...

All your creations are fabulous, especially the adorable teacup!!

Celeste Goff said...

Three amazing cards Amy!!! Love them all!

Shona Austin said...

Your cards are inspirational. Thanks for your sharing talents and views.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love these, they are just too cute.

Amy C. said...

Super-cute holiday cards! Love the oversized coffee cup.

Unknown said...

Hi Amy, cute cards. I love the card that says no gift is too small!

Laura said...

Incredibly creative!

mamabaer03 said...

Lovely cards. The angels are sweet. Thank you for sharing.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

These cards are awesome! Love this release!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Awesome cards! :) Love that little mouse.

Cheriese said...

Gorgeous inspiration!

Betty said...

adorable, cute, fun cards, Amy - the angels are my favorite and love the starry background you created!

Helen said...

Three delightful cards, Amy. Angels are always at the top of the list for holiday cards but I so enjoy that little mouse as well. tfs

Becky Moore said...

Terrific cards! I adore that little mouse!

trufflesisbest said...

love the cable cards

cjs said...

Awwwe...these were such cute cards! Loving that mouse!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

A great new release. Great coloring and designs. Thank you for the inspiration! Just lovely cards.

Unknown said...

The angels/cherubims card is amazing!

Papercrafts by Cindyellen said...

Those are really creative cards!!! I am really impressed.

Kathy Ferguson said...

I'm in love with the angel card. It is so elegant. Your other creations are amazing too! Thanks for the inspiration.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Very sweet cards....thank you so much for sharing your talents....this has been a great blog hop....hugs

C. Sage Deerborn said...

Thanks for all the inspiration.

Lisa Byers said...

I love the cup and mountains one!! How cute!! Great coloring!!

DJ said...

The angels are so sweet but I really love the little mouse! TFS!

Andrea Hastilow said...

Great variety in your stunning cards, love the mouse & so much fun with the ski cup card, thanks for sharing.

Denise Kitts-Wadlow said...

Wonderful cards, every one of them! Very creative with ski lift scene assembled in the cup. Who'da thunk it? Lol!!! That sweet little mouse won my heart though! Guess I have a real soft spot for little creatures. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Sharon C said...

What cute cards! Love them all.

Nana Griffin said...

Wonderful! Love how you used the cup and the angels around the circles is cool.

Vikki H said...

Fun cards and especially the tea cup one~

Carol Henderson said...

That sweet, sweet angel card is probable the most precious thing I've seen in a long time. I checked the price on the stamp set and it is so reasonable that those 3 little angles may have to come and live with me.

Lindar C said...

Great cards, lots of inspiration!

Peggy M said...

Very cute cards! Thank you for sharing!

Karthikha said...

Wonderful set of cards!! :)

Cheryl Rigney said...

Fabulous creations!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful cards. Who thought a mouse could be so cute?
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Barbara said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Penny Hanuszak said...

So sweet! Love the images and styles you chose for your three cards. The angel card is beautiful, and I love the sweet little mousie. Thanks so much.

Lindsay S said...

Love the mountains in the teacup!

JAS424 said...

I'm lovin' this hop.

Denise F. said...

The little mouse goes so well with the sentiment that you used. TYFS

slgibbs1 said...

All of your cards are cute, but I would have never thought to use the cup that way...very original!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Wonderful cards! The angels are gorgeous and that mouse is too cute!

Sue D said...

Pretty, cute and fun card designs.

Sue L. said...

Yea, my favorite... HERO ARTS. This Angel Trio is so precious Amy and the mouse is adorable. SMALL Tail. Yea! My kind of mouse! Sitting on cheese eating a cookie is just too cute. But the angels, especially the one playing the stringed instrument, took my heart. ��

mindy1414 said...

Your Angel card is beautiful (it's my favorite :)). I love the little touches that you pointed out, some I would not have noticed otherwise. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration from this awesome release.

Moira said...

Three adorable cards - love the star background in the angel card!

Cynthia Cole said...

Your cards are great and my fave is the last one!

Mary Holshouser said...

My mother collected angels.
She would have loved that card (I'd
have made it and sent it to her).
The little mouse is so sweet.
Great cards. thanks for sharing
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Christine Kiehl said...

Simply adorable! The teacup was genius! Thanks for sharing!

Essie said...

Great cards--and I love the one with biiiiig teacup!

Brenda M said...

Your cards are all so cute, thanks for sharing them.

bzyPTmom said...

All of your cards are great but the mountain scene in the teacup is amazing!

FD91354 said...

Ahhh.. Just when I think I have my list complete, someone uses a set that I'm like, oh, yea, add that one.. These angels/cherubs are just too cute. Love the angel with coffee too! Great ideas!

Marisa said...

I just love the Christmas mice! Such a cute card :)

toots666 said...

Such cute designs. Love them

Wendy Lambert said...

Awesome cards. That first one would be perfect for my mom who loves angels.

GaleBeth said...

Oh so clever! I've only been crafting a couple years and try to send cards every week to whoever I feel needs a pick-me-up. Thank you for the inspiration & chance to win!

flip said...

Great cards! My favorite is the little mouse. Just adorable. Thank you for sharing your creativity

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards love the mouse stamp set

Dana M said...

Wonderful cards! Lovely,sweet and fun. Fantastic card designs.

Margaret said...

Love your cards - so imaginative! That little mouse is adorable, and the mountains in a cup - well, that's just WOW!

mtscrapgal said...

I am in love with the cute mouse. The angels are so pretty. Thanks for such lovely cards.

goksmurf said...

So beautiful!

Tavia said...

Those cards are adorable. I really liked the idea of combining the cup and the mountain scene. Now that's thinking outside the box... or cup in this case ;)

Sandi Marson said...

This is the first that I have seen these sweet angels! I love them! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

gmongenel said...

Awesome new HA release! Thanks for the inspiration and fun blog hop!

Kris in Alaska said...

They are all utterly sweet!

D.Ann C said...

That mouse is adorbs, but the coffee resort is GENIUS!!!

Deb Selby said...

Of course, it is a resort in a cup that caught my eye. Great idea!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Love that sweet mouse and your clever teacup scene!

Linda Anderson said...

What fun takes on these amazing products. The textures on the cards are subtle but eye-catching. Thanks for sharing.

Andre M. said...

Wonderful work! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

paper bag create said...

Such fun cards! My fave is the cup. :)

Fikreta said...

aamzing cards!