Monday, May 7, 2018

Hero Arts / My Monthly Hero May Blog Hop / Giveaway

Thinking of you

Hello and Welcome!  I am so excited to be a part of the My Monthly Hero Blog Hop this month!  Hero Arts has always been a favorite company of mine since I began stamping so to create again with one of the My Monthly Hero Kits was so much fun!   

This month's kit has some great family themed sets and dies!  The kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday May 11. You can now subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!  The kit value is over $70......but only costs $34.99.  Once this kit is gone, it's gone!

Get your kit HERE!!


There is SO much to offer this month, I have so many ideas to do with this kit and the add-ons!  I created 3 cards but I am starting out with the stamp set that makes up the core kit, the silhouettes! 

I started by creating my background using the new Ombre Reactive Spring Day ink that is part of the add-ons this month.  I simply used the ink pad by swiping the blue side halfway up on a piece of cardstock and repeating the same thing with the green portion of the ink pad.  I sprayed my panel with a fine water mist and dabbed up the water.  I die cut the oval silhouette in white, added foam adhesive over the entire back, and layered it over my ombre inked background.  I stamped my sentiment in black ink right at the horizon.  To finish I added the stamped and die cut girl swinging silhouette and added her with foam adhesive.  

Thinking of you2

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My second card uses the add on stamp set and die called Besties Stamp & Cut.  I made this knowing I'm giving this to my husband later this month for our 22nd anniversary!

u + me

I started by scoring a white notecard on each side by 1/2 inch to create a frame.  Using the small leaf stamp in the set, I stamped it in the open rectangle in the center using Hero Arts Soft Brown Shadow Ink.  With foam adhesive I added a stamped and die cut wood heart using the same ink but stamping the sentiment in the center with Hero Arts Black Dye Ink.

u + me2

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One last CAS card using the Tree Stencil from the core kit.  Using Distress Oxide inks, I blended the colors through the stencil and spritzed it generously with water.  After stamping 2 sentiments from the Family Portrait stamp set (an add on set), I added a simple thin black cardstock frame and a few gems. 

Family is everything 

**BLOG HOP**


**GIVEAWAY**

What's a blog hop without a giveaway?  We are giving away one kit to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes Sunday, May 13 at 11:59pm EST, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog.  Hero Arts will reimburse if the winner already bought the kit!

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

87 comments:

Libby Hickson said...

Very pretty! I especially love the leaf background and scoring on the wood card. Thanks so much for hopping with us!

Teresa Selby said...

What a fabulous collection of great cards you made. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.

sharon g said...

The heart wood cut is darling!! Nice job.

{S} said...

I just love the swings! beautiful creations!

crafty ashley said...

that scoring is so lovely! i always forget how much i love that. i should do it more. will be doing that soon. hurry up kit get here

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Three wonderful cards. Love the soft brown with tree trunk and leaves. Great inspiration for the monthly kit.

Isabelle Baudin said...

Your cards are beautiful !

Eve N said...

Lovely cards! I kind of ignored the stencil, but your design shows what a classic element it is. Thanks.

Erica said...

Wish I could have this kit in time for Mother's Day, but Father's Day is next and it can work for that occasion as well. Thanks for sharing your lovely cards.

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Pretty cards! Love the background you created on the first card. So soft and pretty! Thank you for the great ideas for this kit!

Debra Rumpza said...

I want this kit! It's gorgeous! I'm on a buying hiatus so I hope I win!

Purple Princess said...

Very pretty!!!

Susie Sonnier said...

What a great kit!!!

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

Oh my goodness! I love these! Especially the tree stencil!

Squdge 3 said...

Wow. As always, amazing cards. I learn so much from you an this blog! I think the tree cross section is my favourite!

I really want to try the monthly kits but the shipping to the UK is so much that I haven't taken the plunge yet! This would be amazing.

Sherri Little said...

Love the tan and white card, especially with the tan(Kraft) envelope.

Shirley Hutchins said...

Lovely cards. Thankyou for sharing. Will definitely try to cas these.

Nancy Dempsey said...

Love your creations, especially the scored card. This kit just is just so darn fun!

judy said...

Beautiful projects--I love the Fancy Die and the new ombre ink pad!

Miriam Baker said...

Love the girl on the swing.

LaNell said...

What a wonderful combination of cards. Great! Thanks for sharing.

Isabel Z said...

This kit is absolutely stunning!

Connie said...

All three cards are stunning. I think the way you scored the second card really pops and I also like the stamped background. The third card is amazing. I love that tree.

Peculiaris said...

So beautiful! I love the woodcut design and the texture on the stenciled tree is stunning! Thanks for sharing :)

Golda said...

Lovely work! Great way to "carve" initials in a tree, without hurting a tree. ;-)

Christina Dauven said...

I really love your tree ring card such a pretty look with all the leaves.

zehra said...

Beautiful, I love the oval die.

Paula Desmarais said...

Your cards are super nice!!!
Thanks for sharing

BD said...

Great ideas and beautiful cards!

Scraplea 1 said...

Wonderful cards and ideas! Thanks so much for sharing with us!!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love the little girl on the swing. Great cards.

Joy Meadows said...

The silhouettes in this kit are just so cute! Love your cards, Amy!

Rita Montgomery said...

Such beautiful cards. Love this kit.

Madeleine Trainor said...

Just can’t choose a favorite here.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow! I love these super sweet cards!

Woendi Levitt said...

Loved them. I really enjoyed your white scored card. Simple with a classic look

Melanie Sue Jerome said...

This kit is wonderful. Your scenes are pretty. Thanks for sharing

Dana M said...

Beautiful cards! Love the clean simplicity. Such fantastic use of the kit and add on products.

Annette Gordon said...

I just love your cards! The last one is my favourite. What an amazing stencil! And I really like the add ons this month. It really is a great kit, with so many awesome dies and stamps that work so well together.

Jacque Harmon said...

Lovely cards, especially the stenciled one.

Kelsey Thomas said...

Such pretty cards! :)

Lindar C said...

Lovely cards!

Peggy said...

Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Beautiful cards! I think the little girl on the swing is absolutely adorable!

Margaret said...

Your cards are beautiful! I really love that tree stencil!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! love the die and the heart-shaped tree ring design! Great kit!

stampcz said...

Love all your cards!

Kathy Ferguson said...

Your cards are fabulous. Love them!

Robi Wax said...

Beautiful! I love that tree frame and love the way you used the wood heart and the leaves.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Really lovely cards !

rush said...

I love the framing you did on the "U + ME" card.

Ingrid den Hollander said...

The kit is amazing! Love the die set

Stef Perry said...

Lovely cards! As you said, so many possibilities with this kit, thanks for sharing a few ideas!

Twylia Bell said...

Beautiful Cards. I am loving this reactive ink!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful cards!!! Love so much your stunning colouring!!!

Shanna said...

I love all of the new ideas!

Donna said...

Beautiful cards- I especially like the 1st one with the silhouette. Pretty background. Lovely kit!

Karthikha said...

Super beautiful cards!!

~amy~ said...

Amy, all of your projects are fabulous!

Lagene said...

Awesome HA kit and awesome cards, I especially love the swing!

Angela Robertson said...

Awesome HA Kit and excited to receive mine! Love your cards!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

lovely looking kit this time and some cute cards.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very pretty cards with this awesome new kit.

Marilyn Patrick said...

Love this kit! Beautiful cards!

Heather M said...

This is a fantastic kit. So many options to create beautiful cards. Your cards are lovely!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

You’ve made a really gorgeous set of cards !!
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Lisa Moline said...

Beautiful cards! I love this months kit - there are so many great things in it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Andrea Hastilow said...

Very beautiful cards, like your subtle blend on the first card, being on the swing reminds me of childhood visits to grandparents. My fav is the wood caving card , love it x

Viki Banaszak said...

Your cards are beautiful! Very cool backgrounds.

Becky Moore said...

Wonderful kit and wonderful cards! I can't say which is my favorite because I like them all!

Jeanne Beam said...

Very beautiful cards. This is a great release.
Thanks so much for sharing...

FD91354 said...

Love your cards - Love the BBF card with the scoring on it.. great idea! This kit has some really awesome stamps and dies in it and I'm excited for mine to ship/arrive!

Debra said...

Stunning examples! Especially the U + Me.

Mrsfish02 said...

The ink pad looks yummy and that background is really nice. This kit has a lot to offer. Family is so important. Nicely done.

Victoria Luna said...

Your cards are just beautiful! I just love this kit

Tindaloo said...

Beautiful cards! I'm totally in love with the new kit ♥

Carol Henderson said...

Absolutely lovely cards. Thank you very much.

Lady Joyful said...

Beautiful designs. I really love the second one.

charlsie smith said...

Love the your cards. Thank you

Heather DePasquale said...

Beautiful cards. Love the black cardstock. This kit is aMAYzing!

Sue D said...

Sweet card designs.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Beautiful cards! Love this kit!

Liron Alush said...

Lovely cards. I loved the scene with the frame

Shannon said...

So beautiful! I can't wait for my kit to arrive!

Denise Ward said...

This Hero Arts kit is stupendous and it is released at the perfect time. The kit draws our thoughts to family and with Mother's Day and Father's Day just around the corner, the kit is perfect for "family themed" projects. The cards you made show the variety of styles you can achieve with this kit.

Deb Tilton said...

I love trees and tree swings and swinging, so I'd love to win this Kit also!

Karenajo said...

Great cards - this is a wonderful kit with so many fun elements!

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