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









Comments

Joan B said…
fantastic projects. not sure which is more awesome, the gorgeous frame for the gorgeous baby or the tag with your name on it!
liz said…
I love the add on letters! Perfect size
Kristie Maynard said…
Lovely projects, thanks for sharing them with us.
Helen Gullett said…
Adorable and fun projects! I love the baby card :)
Anna said…
The baby card is so adorable! I love how you used the kit in a different way. Thanks for the ideas!
Joanne said…
adorable baby project!
Darling baby card and I love your tags and journal too!
Tami B. said…
This makes me want to go back and journal my trips over the last few years.
Unknown said…
Thanks for sharing your great journal cover and adorable baby card!
Brithzi said…
Great projects! Love the baby card.
Cindy C. said…
Lovely projects!! Love the flight path on your travel journal cover.
Joan9876 said…
Such an adorable baby card. Interesting and varied use of stamps.
Unknown said…
Awesome projects
Penny said…
What a sweetheart! Thanks for the chance to win.
Penny
redheadworking at earthlink dot net
Terribly Great said…
The baby card is a great idea, such a versitle stamp set!!
Sande said…
Fantastic projects. Love the colors you used and baby tag is adorable.
BFalcone said…
Great projects.
Mary Holshouser said…
Love that baby card - s/he is darling (has a bow so
I'm thinking girl).
Great projects.
thanks for sharing.
Unknown said…
super projects -love the luggage tag and the adorable picture on the card
Bunny said…
Great projects. I love the travel journal. That tag die is the bomb. I love it.
Izzy Scrap said…
Very nice projects ! The baby tag is so cute ! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
Unknown said…
Great way to use the tag die (baby is the sweetest)!
Unknown said…
Great ideas! Very inspiring... I love that you went with the unexpected.
Lynne B said…
What a fun kit. Nice that you used it in a different way with the baby.
Sabrina said…
AWWW Such a sweet card!! Love your fabulous tags and journal!
Judy said…
What a sweet baby card. Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects with us.
Susie Sonnier said…
Hero Arts has great kits.
Linda M said…
Fabulous projects! I love how you used the kit!
Unknown said…
Delightful projects!
NatQuebec said…
Such great ideas, cool projects.
Dayna said…
Really great kit! great projects, love them all!
lizb2003 said…
I love this kit!
Bunny Dobbie said…
Nice journal for your past cruise. Such a great kit to make embellishments for it! I'm sure it will bring back great memories.
Libby Hickson said…
Wonderful projects, Ilina!! :-)
Adorable baby announcement!
Unknown said…
I really like how your tags turned out. And your little "project" in pink is adorable.
Judy said…
Love all your projects Ilina! Thanks for sharing, especially that darling baby girl.
Janelle said…
Really cool projects! I especially like the baby card. It looks like she is perfectly packed inside that tag. Just Darling!
BeckyR71 said…
Really cool projects with this kit. The baby card is an amazing way to think "outside the box." Thanks for sharing.
Betty said…
wonderful projects Ilina - and that baby card is just the cutest!!
Katy said…
Everything is lovely!
Diane Quinlan said…
The baby card is my favorite!
judy said…
Great projects--I especially love how you used the tag die to create a picture frame!
judy said…
Great projects--I especially love how you used the tag die to create a picture frame!
Barbara said…
Cute projects and this is a fun kit and blog hop!
Denise said…
Great projects and I love the baby card.
Unknown said…
Your project life piece is wonderful!
Unknown said…
Love the colors you choose!!!
Unknown said…
Love your unique use for that luggage die on the baby girl card. So pretty!
Daylene said…
Wonderful projects! Thanks for sharing!
Unknown said…
Really enjoyed your projects😊
DruW said…
Awesome wave background!
Phyllis Nufer said…
Love all the samples. The baby card is really cute.
FeM said…
Adorable baby card.
Sandra KM said…
Your projects are all wonderful. Love the color of the journal and great idea to use the tag as a photo frame.
Dollie said…
These are so adorable! Love the journal and tag!
Diane said…
All your projects are gorgeous. Love the tag die in this kit. Thanks for sharing.
Unknown said…
What a sweet card....so delicate and cute! Please.....keep inspiring us :)
Kentucky Daisy said…
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!
Rose said…
This is a great kit.
Suzan Dorchik said…
awe. the hello world card is the cutest. cutest baby.
Sandy said…
The tag die is my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win.
Sue D said…
Great journal and tags and sweet baby card.
NanW said…
Thanks for sharing you great projects.
This kit is great....loved the project life page...thanks so much for sharing...hugs
TracyM #6773 said…
FABULOUS projects Ilina!!!
I'm especially INSPIRED by your DELIGHTFUL baby announcement card, LOVE IT ALL!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)
Chark said…
hope your daughter's well, love your projects!
Ericka Strange said…
Great notebook and love the tags. Congratulations.
SHartl said…
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.
Agata said…
Such great travelling projects! But this baby card is sheer genius!
~amy~ said…
Super FABulous projects Ilina!
Melanie Fisher said…
awwwww, that baby is ADORABLE! lol!!! thank you for sharing
Oliev said…
Lovely projects, thanks for sharing:-)
Debbie A. said…
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!
Debbie A. said…
I typed Ilina, I really did...
Anonymous said…
Your ideas are awesome. Thank you for sharing.
Jess said…
Love your use for the tag with the baby picture so sweet
Unknown said…
Ilina these are all wonderful. Great job! Very creative. Tfs and the chance to win the giveaway.
neat ideas, thanks for sharing.
Pat said…
I like the idea of a tag for a card. I will be sure to use that idea soon.
Pat said…
I like the idea of a tag for a card. I will be sure to use that idea soon.
Elaine said…
My heart melted when I saw the picture of the baby....nice ideas!
Sissyc said…
Love the tag with the photo!
Rosemary said…
lovely set of projects!
Barbara said…
Super projects. I especially love the sweet little baby tag.
JoAnn said…
really great uses!! I love how you had different uses!!
Unknown said…
Love the baby announcement card ! The baby is so cute ! And I love your color combination.
Carey Nusbaum said…
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!
Linda said…
Great Kit and your projects are awesome. Love the picture of the baby. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.
lisa808 said…
Yes, the luggage tag is awesome, as is that pretty baby project.
Ann K said…
Such fun projects and a great kit from Hero Arts.
Janet D. said…
Your baby card is adorable! Love all your projects!
Laurie said…
Love your baby card. So cute!! Your travel journal is cute, too. I may have to try this...
Ruby said…
Great projects using the kit. Adorable baby card.
The baby card is so sweet. This set is so versatile.
chignon said…
The baby card is totally cute! I thought baby too when I saw the Hello world stamps
Anonymous said…
Cute baby card :)
karrot22 said…
Great set, I really love the tag die.....
Nanasniftynitch said…
Great projects, Love your babies picture. So pretty! You all got me wanting this kit. lol That was the idea right?
XO Nana
Abby said…
I'm looking forward to getting this set!
Unknown said…
Love what you did with the June Kit!
theCook said…
Love the Bon Voyage tag and that cute baby card!
Andrea Shell said…
Great projects! Thanks for demonstrating how versatile this set is.
Marcie Lovett said…
Fabulous projects! That leather paper is great and I love the kit.
Judie said…
Gorgeous stuff! Love the baby card with the picture!
Unknown said…
Great projects. This kit is now on my wish list!
Carla said…
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.
Denise Bryant said…
Great travel themed ideas! Love how you also featured the tag on the sweet baby pic! So cute!
MTPatB said…
Great projects and such a sweet baby card. The large letter stamp set is a great addition to anyone's stamp set.
Jean Bullock said…
Great projects. My favorite is the one with your daughter in the tag. She is so cute. I hope she is feeling better.
Unknown said…
Leslie R

I love this kit!! Thanks for sharing!!
Lilian said…
Beautiful projects! Love the journal!
Unknown said…
Love the ideas, cute baby. Thanks for sharing.
Unknown said…
I really like the brown and green together
Unknown said…
Never would've thought to use this kit to make a baby card. Very cute.
MaggieB1983 said…
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.
Stinne said…
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...
Unknown said…
Great projects. Thank you for inspirations :)
Unknown said…
What a versatile kit! I love your cards! Clever!!
Teresa Doyle said…
Fantastic projects, Ilina, I LOVE that tag die too! I could SO use that die! LOL
maria f. said…
Fabulous projects - that die is perfect for SO many projects.
karenelr said…
Excellent projects, Ilina! Thanks for sharing!
Unknown said…
I am loving this set!
berucrafts said…
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
Mary-Anne V said…
Wonderful projects...love the sweet image of the baby on the tag.
dolphin08 said…
The baby card looks so sweet. Love the bold white letters on pink! (Jessica Liu)
Amy C. said…
Love this kit and your cute ideas!
Unknown said…
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!!
Sherry Butcher said…
Great ideas and so fun and cute projects. Love the travel journal for your Mediterranean cruise. travel journal for our Mediterranean cruise
JoAnneRIL said…
This kit is so much fun. I love the journal you created. What a sweet little baby girl you have. :-)
Lindsay S said…
Great ideas, thanks for sharing!
Arianna Barbara said…
Wow!!! I love this new kit and your amazing creations!!! Your daughter is so cute!!!
shirl said…
Awesome ideas.
Mari said…
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!
So sweet and so many great ideas.
Kris in Alaska said…
Awww, ain't that sweet!?
Sue D said…
Love all the creative ways you used this great new set; the baby card is just precious! TFS
Bobbie Bluegill said…
Thanks for sharing and a chance to win a great new set.
Unknown said…
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!
NicoleN said…
Fantastic projects. Thanks for sharing.
I love alphabet stamps and you folks just embraced them.
Mariana said…
It's so fun to relive past trips!!! Thanks you for sharing so much ! Hope to get my hand on these dies too
Margaret said…
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!
Jean said…
Such wonderful inspiration!!
Karen L K said…
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!