Monday, June 6, 2016

My Monthly Hero Blog Hop and Giveawa


Hi Stampers!
Today is the June My Monthly Hero Launch and I am taking part of a special(for me) blog hop. As you may already know I love Hero Arts products and I LOVE their My Monthly Hero kits. I was over the moon when I was asked to take part of this month's MMH blog hop. This month's theme is all about travel and travel journaling. I love to travel and used to do a lot of travel journals until kids came along (about 4.5 yrs ago), so this kit really got me in the mood to catch up.

So I started with my travel journal for our Mediterranean cruise we went on 5 yrs ago when I was 12 weeks pregnant with my first baby.I personalized the journal using some Pool layering paper and the items from the kit and the add on stamp set.



Then I did a tag. I am in LOVE with the luggage tag die! It's one of my favorite and it has so many uses! I used the Wave pattern background stamp to stamp on it with some Ombre vintage rust metallic ink pad. As well on the back I stamped our last name using the alphabet add on set. It fit perfectly!





Last but not the least, I decided to go the unconventional way and make a baby card, which can be used as a baby announcement card. I used the same Wave pattern stamp for the tag, but this time I used Unicorn pigment ink to stamp on the tag. When I saw the Hello and world sentiments in this kit, my first thought was "BABY!"
I started a Project Life page, too, but my daughter got sick last night, so I never finalized it, so if you come back tomorrow I will have more ideas for you using this wonderful kit.



I won't hold you more and let you hop along with the rest of the Hero Arts team and leave a comment for a chance to win this awesome kit. Now, hop onto Libby's blog to see her wonderful out of the box creations with this kit.
The Hero Arts Blog 
Jennifer McGuire 
Kelly Purkey 
Amy Tan 
Yana Smakula 
Kathy Racoosin 
Mariana Grigsby 
Heather Ruwe 
Amy Tsuruta 
Ilina Crouse --> you're HERE
Libby Hickson









151 comments:

  1. fantastic projects. not sure which is more awesome, the gorgeous frame for the gorgeous baby or the tag with your name on it!

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  2. I love the add on letters! Perfect size

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  3. Lovely projects, thanks for sharing them with us.

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  4. Adorable and fun projects! I love the baby card :)

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  5. The baby card is so adorable! I love how you used the kit in a different way. Thanks for the ideas!

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  6. Darling baby card and I love your tags and journal too!

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  7. This makes me want to go back and journal my trips over the last few years.

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  8. Thanks for sharing your great journal cover and adorable baby card!

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  9. Great projects! Love the baby card.

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  10. Lovely projects!! Love the flight path on your travel journal cover.

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  11. Such an adorable baby card. Interesting and varied use of stamps.

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  12. What a sweetheart! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Penny
    redheadworking at earthlink dot net

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  13. The baby card is a great idea, such a versitle stamp set!!

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  14. Fantastic projects. Love the colors you used and baby tag is adorable.

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  15. Love that baby card - s/he is darling (has a bow so
    I'm thinking girl).
    Great projects.
    thanks for sharing.

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  16. super projects -love the luggage tag and the adorable picture on the card

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  17. Great projects. I love the travel journal. That tag die is the bomb. I love it.

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  18. Very nice projects ! The baby tag is so cute ! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  19. Great way to use the tag die (baby is the sweetest)!

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  20. Great ideas! Very inspiring... I love that you went with the unexpected.

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  21. What a fun kit. Nice that you used it in a different way with the baby.

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  22. AWWW Such a sweet card!! Love your fabulous tags and journal!

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  23. What a sweet baby card. Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects with us.

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  24. Fabulous projects! I love how you used the kit!

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  25. Such great ideas, cool projects.

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  26. Really great kit! great projects, love them all!

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  27. Nice journal for your past cruise. Such a great kit to make embellishments for it! I'm sure it will bring back great memories.

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  28. I really like how your tags turned out. And your little "project" in pink is adorable.

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  29. Love all your projects Ilina! Thanks for sharing, especially that darling baby girl.

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  30. Really cool projects! I especially like the baby card. It looks like she is perfectly packed inside that tag. Just Darling!

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  31. Really cool projects with this kit. The baby card is an amazing way to think "outside the box." Thanks for sharing.

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  32. wonderful projects Ilina - and that baby card is just the cutest!!

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  33. Great projects--I especially love how you used the tag die to create a picture frame!

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  34. Great projects--I especially love how you used the tag die to create a picture frame!

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  35. Cute projects and this is a fun kit and blog hop!

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  36. Great projects and I love the baby card.

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  37. Your project life piece is wonderful!

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  38. Love the colors you choose!!!

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  39. Love your unique use for that luggage die on the baby girl card. So pretty!

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  40. Wonderful projects! Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Really enjoyed your projects😊

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  42. Love all the samples. The baby card is really cute.

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  43. Your projects are all wonderful. Love the color of the journal and great idea to use the tag as a photo frame.

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  44. These are so adorable! Love the journal and tag!

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  45. All your projects are gorgeous. Love the tag die in this kit. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. What a sweet card....so delicate and cute! Please.....keep inspiring us :)

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  47. Love the clever (and ADORABLE) use of this kit by making a non-travel design. This precious baby has warmed my heart! The card is beautiful, and so is this little one!

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  48. awe. the hello world card is the cutest. cutest baby.

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  49. The tag die is my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  50. Great journal and tags and sweet baby card.

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  51. Thanks for sharing you great projects.

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  52. This kit is great....loved the project life page...thanks so much for sharing...hugs

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  53. FABULOUS projects Ilina!!!
    I'm especially INSPIRED by your DELIGHTFUL baby announcement card, LOVE IT ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing :)

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  54. hope your daughter's well, love your projects!

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  55. Great notebook and love the tags. Congratulations.

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  56. I am also loving that luggage tag die and all the travel dies that go with it. Your journal is adorable and will be a great way to remember a vacation or trip.

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  57. Such great travelling projects! But this baby card is sheer genius!

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  58. Super FABulous projects Ilina!

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  59. awwwww, that baby is ADORABLE! lol!!! thank you for sharing

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  60. Lovely projects, thanks for sharing:-)

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  61. You did a great job with this kit, Iliana. Thanks for sharing with us and for being a part of this fun hop and giveaway. I'm falling in love with this kit!

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  62. I typed Ilina, I really did...

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  63. Your ideas are awesome. Thank you for sharing.

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  64. Love your use for the tag with the baby picture so sweet

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  65. Ilina these are all wonderful. Great job! Very creative. Tfs and the chance to win the giveaway.

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  66. I like the idea of a tag for a card. I will be sure to use that idea soon.

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  67. I like the idea of a tag for a card. I will be sure to use that idea soon.

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  68. My heart melted when I saw the picture of the baby....nice ideas!

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  69. Love the tag with the photo!

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  70. Super projects. I especially love the sweet little baby tag.

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  71. really great uses!! I love how you had different uses!!

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  72. Love the baby announcement card ! The baby is so cute ! And I love your color combination.

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  73. Awesome projects! Thanks for the inspiration! What an awesome travel kit! This will be perfect for my current projects! I am making two albums for my niece that will be travelling to Germany, France, Switzerland, and Northern Italy! One album is for pictures and memorabilia. The other album is for journaling! Thanks for the opportunity to win this kit!

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  74. Great Kit and your projects are awesome. Love the picture of the baby. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  75. Yes, the luggage tag is awesome, as is that pretty baby project.

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  76. Such fun projects and a great kit from Hero Arts.

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  77. Your baby card is adorable! Love all your projects!

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  78. Love your baby card. So cute!! Your travel journal is cute, too. I may have to try this...

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  79. Great projects using the kit. Adorable baby card.

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  80. The baby card is so sweet. This set is so versatile.

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  81. The baby card is totally cute! I thought baby too when I saw the Hello world stamps

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  82. Cute baby card :)

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  83. Great set, I really love the tag die.....

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  84. Great projects, Love your babies picture. So pretty! You all got me wanting this kit. lol That was the idea right?
    XO Nana

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  85. I'm looking forward to getting this set!

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  86. Love what you did with the June Kit!

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  87. Love the Bon Voyage tag and that cute baby card!

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  88. Great projects! Thanks for demonstrating how versatile this set is.

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  89. Fabulous projects! That leather paper is great and I love the kit.

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  90. Gorgeous stuff! Love the baby card with the picture!

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  91. Great projects. This kit is now on my wish list!

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  92. Ilina,
    Enjoyed all your projects... That ombré effect with your last name on the tag was cute! 👍🏽👍🏽 Would love to win this kit. I too, love, love, love, the tag die!!!!
    Looking forward to seeing your other project ideas with this kit.
    Hope your daughter is feeling better.

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  93. Great travel themed ideas! Love how you also featured the tag on the sweet baby pic! So cute!

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  94. Great projects and such a sweet baby card. The large letter stamp set is a great addition to anyone's stamp set.

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  95. Great projects. My favorite is the one with your daughter in the tag. She is so cute. I hope she is feeling better.

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  96. Leslie R

    I love this kit!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  97. Beautiful projects! Love the journal!

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  98. Love the ideas, cute baby. Thanks for sharing.

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  99. I really like the brown and green together

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  100. Never would've thought to use this kit to make a baby card. Very cute.

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  101. Hi Ilina ~ Your creations are wonderful! From the fabulous travel journal and tag to the beautiful baby tag (she's gorgeous!!) you've shown how versatile this latest HA Kit is. Thanks so much for the inspiration and for sharing.

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  102. What a versatile set, i hope i get my hands on it. So i can use it on my trip to italy in a few weeks time...

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  103. Great projects. Thank you for inspirations :)

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  104. What a versatile kit! I love your cards! Clever!!

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  105. Fantastic projects, Ilina, I LOVE that tag die too! I could SO use that die! LOL

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  106. Fabulous projects - that die is perfect for SO many projects.

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  107. Excellent projects, Ilina! Thanks for sharing!

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  108. you made a lot of lovely inspirations... THANKS sooo much... Love your color choice, your tag, your book, your card... so wonderful... It made fun to look, but know I think I would have fun to play with all the great stuff, too... Hugs Ute

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  109. Wonderful projects...love the sweet image of the baby on the tag.

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  110. The baby card looks so sweet. Love the bold white letters on pink! (Jessica Liu)

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  111. Love this kit and your cute ideas!

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  112. I love it that you used the kit for your cruise, will be going on my very first cruise in a few weeks and would love the kit to use for it, thanks!!

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  113. Great ideas and so fun and cute projects. Love the travel journal for your Mediterranean cruise. travel journal for our Mediterranean cruise

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  114. This kit is so much fun. I love the journal you created. What a sweet little baby girl you have. :-)

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  115. Great ideas, thanks for sharing!

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  116. Wow!!! I love this new kit and your amazing creations!!! Your daughter is so cute!!!

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  117. Personalizing the luggage tag was such a great touch and that baby card was such a great way to use the set beyond its obvious use. So inspiring - thank you!

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  118. Love all the creative ways you used this great new set; the baby card is just precious! TFS

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  119. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win a great new set.

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  120. The tag is great! Are you old enough to remember how Bugs Bunny said Bon Voyage? When I looked at your tag, that's what I heard, Bugs! I love how your name is on the tag too!
    The baby card is so adorable! I just want to hold that baby and give her a hug! I see she has like little mittens on. My sister had some of those when she was a baby. Before she turned 1 (she's 55 now) I got chicken pocks. I was 7. No vaccine yet. My middle sister got it and my baby sister whose not a baby anymore got it. My mom made some like that so she wouldn't scratch. I got the worst case of it and I thought it would be fun to share! LOL I'm sure my youngest sister was really miserable.
    I love everything that you did!

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  121. Fantastic projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  122. I love alphabet stamps and you folks just embraced them.

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  123. It's so fun to relive past trips!!! Thanks you for sharing so much ! Hope to get my hand on these dies too

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  124. Such clever uses of the new kit! Sometimes it's hard to "think outside the box!" Unfortunately, the kit is sold out and I'm bummed - but maybe I'll win it!

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  125. Such wonderful inspiration!!

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  126. You came up with some very clever projects! I love the pattern you used for the tags for the card and luggage tag. Nice cover on your travel book too!

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