Hero Arts 2016 Catalog Blog Hop!

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Thank you so much for joining us for the Hero Arts 2016 Catalog Blog Hop!  All the goodies are available in the Hero Arts shop NOW.

Hero Arts is giving away four $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop!  Comment by 11:59 pm pacific on Sunday, February 14th and they’ll announce the winner on the Hero Arts blog the following week!  Hop along and comment for more chances to win!

You should have arrived here from the FABulous Julie Ebersole’s blog!  If not, you’ll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Hero Arts blog!

Hero Arts   
Lia Griffith 
Kelly Purkey 
Jennifer McGuire
Yana Smakula 
Lucy Abrams 
Kristina Werner 
Kathy Racoosin 
Mariana Grigsby 
Debby Hughes 
Nichol Magouirk 
Joan Bardee 
Lydia Fiedler 
Sandy Allnock 
Julie Ebersole 
Amy Tsuruta ♡
Kelly Rasmussen 
Suzanne Dahlberg 
Wanda Guess 
Clare Prezzia 
Tami Hartley 
Libby Hickson

Here’s my card that I made especially for today’s fun hop:

I happily combined Origami Animals and Dare to Dream!  My inks…Hero Arts Intense Black + Ombre Neon Chartreuse to Blue!  Can you see the dots on the Origami plane + boat?  That’s with the Ombre on the Dot Moire Bold Prints.

The swishes of watercolor are from my Kuretake Gansai Tambi set.  

I’ve been having fun designing coordinating envelopes!

I love how the watercoloring and the Ombre ink match!

This card is made especially for my college girl…she’s getting a bunch of happy mail this week.  She’s scheduled to graduate from the University of Washington after Summer Quarter…that’s one year earlier, she managed to accomplish it in 3 years…a degree in Microbiology.  My Girl♡…I’m so proud of her!!!

Now hippety hop over to the A-mazing Kelly Rasmussen’s blog!
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209 thoughts on “Hero Arts 2016 Catalog Blog Hop!”

  1. Thank you for showing your craft. I really enjoy the stamping and ombre techniques it is definitely the new it. Thanks to you, I have started crafting with my family who are not crafters but they are eager to participate and learn. It is evident that you truly enjoy your love for everything paper, once again thank you for sharing.

  2. I just love the simple design and the color combo you used!!! Such a cute, fun card!! Thanks so much for sharing!! And congrats to your daughter too!!!

  3. Lovely cards, Amy. Such beautiful colours. So nice that the ombre stamp pad matched the colours from the watercolours.

  4. Wow, Amy!! This is one fantastic card!! I love the layout of your card and the sweet watercoloring you did. And more importantly, big congrats to your girl for her awesome accomplishments! Getting a degree in Microbiology in three years – wow!!!

  5. Love your cards and the colors you chose….you also took it over the top by creating matching envelops….my kind of girl! TFS Amy

  6. Love this! Just darling with the coordinating envelope! And BIG congrats to your girl for graduating in 3 years!

  7. I just love the simple cards. I think that is why I love Impress so much. Colors are awesome also. Thank you

  8. I like the coordinating envelope. Very cute. I usually don't do that, but I have to admit it looks nice when one does.

  9. Lovely CAS card. I've been eyeing the Origami Animals stamps & dies. Might have to invest after seeing your lovely card!

  10. Great CAS card! I really love the fun images! I always forget to add stamped images to my envelopes, I love the look, but always forget to do it!

  11. A fun card suitable for most anyone….. I like the colors, ombré, dotted lines, & stamp on the envelope. Your daughter sounds blessed, and I know is a huge blessing to you!

  12. I like these simple and fun cards. I have always been amazed by origami and I'm glad they made a stamp set that captures it.

  13. These are my favorite colors to use for cards. I love that watercolor wash behind the sentiment. Great card, Amy!

  14. Love these stamps they have an air of nostalgia and childhood memories, do children make paper planes and boats any more as I remember hours of fun. thanks for sharing.

  15. Gorgeous colors! That shade of blue is one of my favorite colors and it looks great with green. The design of this card is so simple and clean I just love it.

  16. Omgosh, your card is gorgeous, Amy! And I LOVE that you created a matching envelope! The colors are amazing! Love how you combined the ombre ink with the watercolors! Wow!
    And what great news about your DD! Congrats!

  17. Love the clean and simple card and matching sentiment. And the color is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Your daughter will love this card! And wow! Graduating with a degree in microbiology in 3 years?! Pretty amazing accomplishment!

  19. Oh my gosh, this is the cutest card ever! Is the paper airplane a stamp & the other one too? They look like they were cut out. This Christmas and in 2014 we got some cards from a company that wanted a donation. They had matching envelopes and I loved how they did that. I should do that for some of my cards like you did. It would be just my luck that the post office would put it through the machine and stamp over it and mess it up. You did a really nice job on your card & envelope.
    Congrats on your daughter and how well she did in school. You must be so proud but then I know you are.

  20. Adorable card…love how you watercoloured the sentiment area instead of the image area. Its a good twist to what we usually see.

  21. Love the CAS style of this card and how the stamped images provide direction and movement in such a simple, yet stunning design. Hugs.

  22. You prove that less is more!
    Congrats to your daughter. Impressive in this era where so many think 5 years is the norm.

  23. Great card. I've already ordered this die set to use the origami crane! Now I just have to order the die set!

  24. Such a cute card. Love the stamp sets and the little swipe of ombre colors. And you've inspired me even more to start decorating my envelopes as well. Thanks!

  25. Great card and coordinating envelope. I love decorating envelopes to match, too. Congratulations on your daughter's accomplishment! That is quite and achievement!

  26. What a great card, I really like the color choice and the design is so simple yet enough.

  27. congrats on your daughter's upcoming graduation–what a big milestone! And your cards look just perfect–she'll just love putting those up in her room at college!

  28. Your design is beautiful, Amy! I love your style so much!
    Huge congratulations to your daughter! Three years, Microbiology … that's amazing!

  29. SUPER CUTE card and envelope Amy!!!
    LOVE your colour combo and sweet design, SO CHEERY and UPLIFTING 🙂
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

  30. Adorable card! Your daughter will definitely smile and be blessed when she opens it and all her other happy mail this week! I can see why you're proud of her!


  32. Just love the swatch of watercolor over your sentiment, Amy! Looks amazing with your origami airplane!!

  33. 3 words: sweet, simple, and playful! I love your card and the beautiful colors you chose for it!

  34. Love the beautiful colors and the clean lines of this card. Really classic and elegant! And congrats to your daughter on her success.

  35. Love the design and color combo! I am sure she will love receiving this card. Thanks for the inspiration Amy!

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