Hero Arts Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to the Hero Arts Summer 2016 Release Blog HopThe products have been shipping to retailers for a few weeks now, so you may have seen them out and about. Our hop marks the launch in the Hero Arts online store!

You should have arrived here from the Hero Arts blog, if not, you’ll want to start there so that you don’t miss any of the fun!

Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, May 15 at 11:59pm PT and they will announce the winners the following week on the Hero Arts Blog!

I have tons of pics to share, so let’s get started!  First up, a card using Kelly’s Seattle stamp set.  

I used Pool and Sunshine papers.  The Misti comes in quite handy with this design.  I place the images onto my panel and then have the Misti do all the work.  I used Tide Pool Shadow ink.  It has a bit of an ombre look, eh?  That might happen if you don’t clean off your stamps from their last use.  I was going to do it over again but, I like it!

Next up, is something that was quite a project for me!  Yup, it’s a mini album that I created using a notebook that I picked up for super cheap!

F6078 Pineapple • DC181 Kelly’s Labels Stamp & Cut 
My first page uses the fun Pineapple stamp.  It’s been colored with Zig Clean Color Markers.  I also used Kelly’s Labels Stamp & Cut.  

H6158 Destination Seattle • H6169 Destination Hawaii • CL981 Happy Mail

I’m a huge fan of the new Destination stamps…I used Seattle and Hawaii…see the arrow?  That is from the new Happy Mail stamp set released as an add-on for the (sold out) April My Monthly Hero Kit.

CL978 Beach • CL956 Color Layering Seahorse 

We definitely were spoiled by the gorgeous weather and perfect trade winds that made me a happy camper!  I’m trying to incorporate my handwriting more often in my projects.  Maui Hyatt was written on Kelly’s Everyday Sticky Notes.  The peace, love & sunshine is from the New Beach set.  The stamps on the right page are all from the Color Layering Seahorse set.  The starfish was inked with Butter Bar + Dark Quartz Shadow Inks.  I watercolored the page a smidge with my Peerless.

CG695 Irregular Grid Bold Prints • CL977 City Adventure

I was super lucky to fly over to Oahu and meet up with Niki Garcia and Donna Mikasa💚  (note:  super sad that the pic turned out dark)  We had such an awesome dinner together!  I used Kelly’s Food Coma + Kelly’s Girl Talk Planner stamps on the left page.

Darin and I toured the Road to Hana with another couple from his company.  It was a long day but we managed to stop by several places like Hana Farms + Maui Wine.  I used the new Irregular Grid Bold Prints and City Adventure on the Hana Farms page.

Thanks so much for stoppin’ by…now hippety hop over to the awesome Clare’s blog!  In case you get lost along the way, here’s the hop listing!

The Hero Arts Blog 
Amy Tsuruta ♡ 
Clare Prezzia 
Debby Hughes 
Jennifer McGuire 
Jenn Shurkus 
Joan Bardee 
Julie Ebersole 
Kathleen Graumuller 
Kathy Racoosin 
Kelly Rasmussen 
Kimberly Crawford 
Laura Bassen 
Libby Hickson 
Lori Craig 
Lucy Abrams 
Lydia Fiedler 
Mariana Grigsby 
May Sukyong Park 
Nichol Magouirk 
Sandy Allnock 
Teri Anderson 
Wanda Guess 
Yana Smakula

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277 thoughts on “Hero Arts Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop”

  1. Amy, you've been a busy girl. I love this sweet album, looks like you made some great memories. TFSAI

  2. I love a great mini album but usually have issues piecing them together. A pre-made brought alternative is a great solution.

  3. OH what fun card! And I Love your mini travel album Amy!! So clever to combine all those stamps!!!

  4. These destination stamps are perfect for vacations/traveling! I will have to look up the state that I live in!!

  5. So cute! I love how you used the stamp sets to create a mini album and not just a card. Great idea!

  6. What a fun little scrapbook of your Hawaii trip. Love your Seattle card too. You do live in a wonderful city! Thanks.

  7. Love that you are able to use these for your scrapbooking needs as well as card making. Excellent examples!

  8. so amazing!! you used tons of awesome stamps & goodies- what a sweet travel journal LOVE!! thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Especially like the small Seattle stamps, Seattle title & Hawaii title stamps. I've enjoyed visiting Seattle, Maui Hawaii & Oahu Hawaii. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  10. I love your mini album. It's perfect for memorializing short trips and weekend getaways. Great stamps as well.

  11. What a cute idea for a trip album! Thanks for sharing and showcasing both your creativity and some new products!

  12. I am Canadian so I have not had the pleasure of visiting these places but so cute for highlighting some travel

  13. The travel stamp sets are so quirky and fun. I live near Portland/Seattle so I think anything PNW would be fun to add to my collection! 🙂

  14. That journal…what a sweet little keepsake! And what a lovely holiday!

    I'm over the moon for the destination stamps. So many ideas already!

  15. Really like these travel stamps. Will be very useful when I get around to scrapping my many trips.

  16. Love your stamping with your photos! I need to take more time to journal my trips. The artwork really enhanced the enjoyment of viewing pictures!

  17. I've never been there, but would still love to go. Is there a way without TSA? Thanks so much for a fun "trip!"

  18. I LOVE these destination stamps! Gorgeous designs! Your cards are fresh and cheerful and fun!
    Take care!

  19. thanks for the examples using these great destination stamps. They make a great little travelogue.

  20. You have great ideas for using the mini album! I've never been to Hawaii, I bet it would be fun.

  21. I don't journal, but I love your ideas. Very cute and fun! Makes me want to maybe try journal art. thx

  22. Fantastic mini-book. Love all the stamps and the way you used them. Thank you for sharing and being part of this giveaway

  23. Amy, your Hawaii album is terrific. I love it so much!!!♡♡♡ you told so much work yr stamps. LOVED the dashed arrow from Seattle to Aloha land. Plus the Seattle stamp is awesome…rain clouds and all. Lol.

  24. FUN card and FABULOUS mini – WOW – these stamps are PERFECT for documenting your ADVENTURE Amy 🙂
    THANK YOU for sharing and the chance to win!!!
    PS – your pegs are a great idea for holding the pages open, will definitely be doing this from now on!!!

  25. Love your journal, its a brilliant idea to do it, and i think its something i have to try sometime. Thank you for your inspiration 🙂

  26. I love how you incorporated these awesome stamps to document the special moments in your life! Totally great projects!

  27. Amy you are brilliant!! I have so many of those notebooks and wasn't sure what to do with them!! You've give me so many ideas!! Totally awesome release!!

  28. Travel journals are a great way to keep up with memories. Your ideas and pictures are wonderful.

  29. Such fun–your lil notebook is so sweet and such a manageable size! Luv that perk! 😉 Such fun new stamps this release. I think I'm in trouble 🙂 ha!

  30. Fabulous projects!! How fun to meet up with fellow paper crafters! Donna is one of my favorite designers!

  31. Amy, your album is a great idea! Thanks for sharing with us and for participating in this fun hop!

  32. These are awesome! Love the collage look of that card, and your mini album is just amazing!

  33. Loving your mini album! How super that Hero Arts made so many city stamps to use for different places!

  34. What a fun way to make a mini album… besides all the cool stamps and pictures, I also love the grid on the pages. It's great that you could meet with crafty friends.

  35. Ooooh, I just LOVE that mini notebook! Might have to steal the idea for an everyday creative journal 😉

  36. Well, aloha…what a terrifice Seattle card. And that charming little notebook is adorable. Love the coloring of your stamps.

  37. Scrumptious designs! I think these are sold out already because I tried to get them. I was raised by Seattle, lived in Oregon and now in Hawai'i lol! So all these images would touch my heart. You road to Hana adventure reminds me of the first time we took it, and didn't know what it was like. When we are "done," I about wanted to divorce my husband, on our honeymoon on Maui lol!!!! It was nauseating and treacherous. We live on Big Island now for last 12 yrs. I love what you've done with your mini album. Sweet creations Amy!

  38. I was in Hawaii in January.
    Nimble fingers hit the wrong button
    and I lost most of my pictures.
    I had a good time and will remember
    the things I saw in my mind.
    Love that little album.
    thanks for sharing.

  39. Oh, wow, Amy! I ADORE your mini album!! Super cute way to remember what must have been an amazing trip!

  40. Great projects! That seattle stamp couldn't be more perfect for you and I love, love, love, the mini!

  41. Great work… makes we want summer right away. Taking a little too long in Milwaukee

  42. Love this mini book. It is a treasure. Loving these travel related stamps. Got to find the opportunity to start keeping memories in these traveler notebooks. Splendid HA release. Cheers!

  43. What a super, stinkin' cute, little album, Amy! Love it! Those stamps totally steal the show. I'm gonna have to look for some of those. TFS!

  44. Your Travel Logs are so sweet! Thanks for sharing them. God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

  45. I love how you did your travel cards and the stamps in your journal. I went to Hawaii in 1980 and I remember it like it was yesterday. It was yesterday, wasn't it? LOL I loved the scenery in Hana but that one lane road that we road up with the guardrail and the 60 ft. drop on one side were scary! We were in a tour van & the road was so bad I felt like I was back home in CT, potholes and all. I wish I could go back but I don't see that happening in the foreseeable future. Glad you had fun. What great stamps for vacationers!

  46. Your mini album turned out so nice. Perfect timing for this line of stamps. Guess I should book a vacation so I have an excuse to buy the stamps! 😎

  47. nice album to remember your trip! hope hero arts does even more color layering sets, they are gret!!!

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