My Monthly Hero December 2016 Kit

MMH_Logo_TBHi there! Today I’m excited to join Hero Arts along with several talented designers to showcase the latest My Monthly Hero December Kit.mh1216This month’s kit is all about celebrations! It’s perfect for New Years, birthdays, graduations, etc.
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I’ve created a couple of cards using both the main kit’s stamps, dies & gorgeous foil & metallic papers.
My Monthly Hero December 2016 KitFor this first card I embossed several images from the main kit’s stamp set in white. Then using nesting circle dies I die cut them out and popped them up to create a colorful, dimension background. I used the “party” die cut for the sentiment.
My Monthly Hero December 2016 KitThis next card showcases that gorgeous sunburst die included in the main kit.
My Monthly Hero December 2016 KitI die cut the sunburst into gold foil cardstock, stamped the cheers sentiment and added a coordinating sentiment that was embossed in white onto some metallic blue cardstock.
My Monthly Hero December 2016 KitGIVEAWAY!!
Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes Sunday, December 11 at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.

The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone!
Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Monday, December 12.

Here is the full blog hop order:
The Hero Arts Blog
Yana Smakula
Mariana Grigsby
May Park
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Laura Bassen←you are here!
Wanda Guess
Lydia Fiedler
Ilina Crouse
Julie Ebersole at Ellen Hutson’s CLASSroom
Shari Carroll at Simon Says Stamp
Libby Hickson
Thanks so much for hopping by!

My Monthly Hero November 2016

MMH_Logo_TBHi there! I’m excited to be joining Hero Arts for a hop to showcase their latest November My Monthly Hero Kit.
My Monthly Hero November 2016I had so much fun making these ornaments with the stamps & dies included in the kit. There are truly endless ways to make them and are also the perfect size for a small gift or chocolate. I love that!
My Monthly Hero November 2016My next card features the adorable little Mini Christmas stamp set, which is an add-on.
My Monthly Hero November 2016I created a little snowy scene by masking off the church & trees and blending some ink for the background. The snowy hill was just cut freehand with my craft knife.
My Monthly Hero November 2016Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes Sunday, November 13 at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog.

The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone!
Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Monday, November 14.

Here’s the full blog hop order:
The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Yana Smakula
Mariana Grigsby
May Park
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Ilina Crouse
Laura Bassen←you are here!
Heather Ruwe
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Shari Carroll at Simon Says Stamp
Julie Ebersole at Ellen Hutson’s CLASSroom
Libby Hickson

My Monthly Hero October 2016

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Hi there! Today I’m excited to join Hero Art for the release of their October monthly kit.My Monthly Hero October 2016I’ve created two projects featuring several products from the kit as well as add ons.
My Monthly Hero October 2016This first card showcases the stamps & dies included in the Monthly kit. I created a shaker using the Acetate sheets & shaker mix included in the kit.
My Monthly Hero October 2016This next card features the Winter Time Fun stamp set and coordinating dies.
My Monthly Hero October 2016I also used one of the snowdrift dies from the Monthly kit with a little subtle blending behind to create my scene.
My Monthly Hero October 2016Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop.

The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone.


Here’s the full blog hop order:
The Hero Arts Blog
Alice Wertz
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Debby Hughes
Heather Ruwe
Jennifer McGuire
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Kathy Racoosin
Kimberly Crawford
Laura Bassen
Lydia Fiedler
Mariana Grigsby
May Park
Virginia Lu
Yana Smakula
Libby Hickson
Thanks so much for stopping by!

STAMPtember® Exclusive: Hero Arts!

Hello there! Just popping in with a fun little project featuring the latest STAMPtember® collaboration set by Hero Arts called Happy Thanksgiving.STAMPtember®-Hero Arts-Happy ThanksgivingI combined Happy Thanksgiving with Bear Necessities because how can  you not? They just go together so adorably!! I inked up the background with Wild Honey & Vintage Photo.
STAMPtember®-Hero Arts-Happy ThanksgivingCheck out the Simon Says Stamp blog for more info on this fun new Hero Art collaboration set! Thanks so much for looking!

My Monthly Hero September 2016

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Hi there! Today I’m excited to be joining Hero Arts for a blog hop to launch their My Monthly September kit.My Monthly Hero September 2016My first project uses a sentiment from the Halloween Trimmings Stamp & Cut set. I embossed the sentiment in white and then embossed it again in black but a little bit offset. Love how this looks on the dark purple cardstock.
My Monthly Hero September 2016I blended Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin & Squeezed Lemonade on some cardstock and then die cut it using one the the branch dies from the Main Kit.My Monthly Hero September 2016My next card uses a sentiment from the stamp set included in the Main kit.
My Monthly Hero September 2016For the background I blended in Mustard, Rust and Deep Burgundy using the ink cubes included in the kit and then adhered a white wreath die cut. I popped up the wreath panel on a piece of Sunset Orange cardstock that is also included in the kit.
My Monthly Hero September 2016GIVEAWAY!
Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Leave me a comment for your chance to win!

The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone.
Here is the full blog hop order:
The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Yana Smakula
Mariana Grigsby
Clare Prezzia
May Park
Amy Tsuruta
Laura Bassen←you are here!
Lydia Fiedler
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Libby Hickson
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hero Arts Winter 2016 Release Blog Hop

Winter_bloghop_600Hello! Today I’m excited to join Hero Arts along with several other talented designers to kick off their Winter release with a blog hop.
Hero Arts-Holly Days & Holiday TagsMy first project features several new sets. I used the Vintage Post for the background. After embossing the script in clear, I smooshed the watercolor cardstock using a few different distress inks for a colorful resist look.
Hero Arts-Holly Days & Holiday TagsThe greenery is from Holly Days and the sentiment is from Holiday Tags.
Hero Arts-Holiday AnimalsThis next card features the adorable Holiday Animals stamp set. I used masking to add the cute stocking caps to their heads. I also freehand cut a snowy hill as a mask to blend in the subtle background. The sentiment is from Coffee Cup Tags.
Hero Arts-Holiday AnimalsGiveaway!
Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, August 28 at 11:59pm PT and we’ll announce the winner the following week.

Hop List:
The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Kathy Racoosin
Wanda Guess
Lydia Fiedler
Alice Wertz
Amy Tan
Cheiron Brandon
Debbie Olson
Laura Bassen←you are here!
Debby Hughes
Heather Ruwe
Ilina Crouse
Isha Gupta
Jenn Shurkus
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Joan Bardee
Karin Akesdotter
Yana Smakula
Kelly Rasmussen
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Mariana Grigsby
May Sukyong Park
Libby Hickson

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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My Monthly Hero August 2016

MMH_Logo_TBHi there! Today I’m joining Hero Arts as they launch their August My Monthly Hero Kit. This month’s kit was inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and features a gorgeous forest fairy theme.
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For my project I blended in distress inks and partially die cut a window using the oval border frame die included in the kit.
Hero Arts-August My Monthly Hero KitI colored my fairy with Copics and added Wink of Stella to her dress & wings.
Hero Arts-August My Monthly Hero KitHero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize! Leave me a comment for your chance to win!
The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone!
Here is the full blog hop order:
The Hero Arts Blog
Yana Smakula
Mariana Grigsby
Clare Prezzia
May Park
Jennifer McGuire
Kathy Racoosin
Laura Bassen
Lydia Fiedler
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Pretty Pink Posh
Debbie Olson
Cheiron Brandon
Alice Wertz
Helen Gullett
Libby Hickson