Monday, October 3, 2016

My Monthly Hero Kit Launch Blog Hop

Hello friends!
I am absolutely delighted to join the Hero Arts Monthly Kit Launch Blog Hop today.
If you have arrived from the blog of the ah-MAY-zing May Park, you are in the right place!
If not, come on now and join the hop.
You can find out all the details about this hop over The Hero Arts Blog
The kit & add-ons go live in the Hero Arts store on Monday October 3rd at 1pm eastern/10am pacific. You can now purchase here.
The kit contains:
► A 4"x6" clear stamp set
► Dies for creating a snowglobe, snowdrifts and other background elements
► Seven coordinating Frame Cuts dies to match the stamp set
► Three pigment ink cubes in White, Silver and Baby Blue
► Eight White Cards and Envelopes
► Polar White Flower Soft
► Buttons Galore Shaker Mix
► Acetate Sheets in 4"x4.5" (7) and 4"x6" (1) for creating a shaker card
► Light Blue Gemstones


The kit value is over $60, an amazing deal at $34.99.
There are MANY add-ons that I will not list them all. However, HA is now selling sheets of acetate in 20-sheet packs, in two different sizes (5"x6" here and 3"x4.75" here). LOVE!


 I am showcasing two of the add-on stamp sets.
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I love the clean and fluid lines of this stamp design. They make the images look so fresh and pretty.

Merry Christmas

In order to show off the lines, I used white-embossing on Kraft card stock to do just that. I did some light coloring with Spectrum Noir Color Pencils. 

Merry Christmas  

 Winter Time Fun
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Isn't this stamp set lovely and enchanting?


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Imagine the wintery scene that you can create...
Oh.... the possibilities.
when snow falls nature listens

With the help of MISTI, I was able to stamp the images and then clear-embossed all of them. I took out my trusty Kuretake Watercolors and lightly colored them all.

Nature Listens
I also want to point out the merit of glitter embossing powder (see the glittery ground?)

and Nuvo Crystal Drops (the "snow" will stay dimensional)

  To me, they help create "magic".

Prize alert --> be sure to leave a comment at each hop. One kit will be given away 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.

------> Virginia Lu<------
Yana Smakula
Libby Hickson

It's now time to hop over the uber talented Yana Smakula's blog. 
Enjoy the hop and be inspired!
Thank you so much for stopping by! 

edited (Oct. 4th): this monthly kit is completely SOLD OUT within 24 hours. However, the add-ons (the stamps featured here in this post) are sold individually and are still available.

200 comments:

Stephanie Savidge said...

Such soft and pretty cards! Nice work.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

So delighted to see you on this month's kit hop, Virginia!! Just love your darling scenes with the add-ons; I already ordered mine :)

Tracy Lustick said...

Beautiful job with this add on stamp set !

Elaine said...

Lovely cards!

sentsue said...

Such a fun kit to send surprises to family and friends!

Libby Hickson said...

Oh I love your sweet creations, Virginia! So glad you are part of this hop today! Your first card on kraft is perfection!!

Diann Brodnax said...

Such adorable cards! :)

bzyPTmom said...

Love your nature themed card and the sentiment is terrific!

Barb said...

Sweet cards!

Abby said...

Nice cards.

San said...

Great Card Kit and add-ons. Your Holiday Cheer and Winter Time Fun are so winter-y looking, and I like the sentiments' fonts on both cards you made. Thanks for sharing the samples.

Laura said...

I love the softness of your cards!

Sue Martin said...

Loving this kit and all the great ideas. Thanks for the inspiration!

Marcia McCullough said...

I love your gorgeous cards!!

Laura P said...

Wow, what a unique card! So much detail and such a lovely, wintery scene! Love the images and all the extras!

Isabel Z said...

Your creations are beautiful.

Pam H said...

I love your cards, and I can't wait to get my hands on the October kit. So fun!

Shar22 said...

Beautiful card projects!

Dena Cottrell said...

Such sweet winter scenes! Love this kit!!

Helen Gullett said...

They are gorgeous scene cards, Virginia! Love them!

Teri Ann said...

Those cards are SO cute!

Cindy C. said...

Love both dreamy scenes!!

Marta said...

The first one looks like a piece of artwork. The embossing gives such a cool effect.

greggers said...

Your cards are fantastic!

Pam Spicer said...

Adorable cards - it really looks like the animals are really listening!

Jo Ann Usey said...

I love the hills you created in the first card and all the blues used to make the background of the second card are just amazing! Both are just lovely cards.

Kelli S. said...

Lovely cards, you created such fantastic scenes!

barbara macaskill said...

Fantabuliscious cards!! I adore the second card! LOVE the sweet little critters and the scene you have created is magical!! TFS!

Pam Pam said...

Lovely scenes!

anniepalz said...

Nice cards. The scene one was my favorite. Thanks for sharing

Dayna said...

Very pretty cards.

Charlene Neal said...

Love the hills and the valleys.

Debra Rumpza said...

I love that first card! Just adorable.

Mary Holshouser said...

Both cards are fantastic.
I'm not sure that I could pick
a favorite. Each is unique in
its own way.
thanks for sharing.

Cheryl L. said...

What a pretty watercolor scene!

Anna Marie Price said...

I love the authentic country feel that these cards bring.

Michelle DeSaro said...

Beautiful cards! I love this kit!

Cathy said...

So, so, pretty! Love the cards & amazing kit!

diana said...

Great cards! And another great kit! :)

Cynthia Clark said...

Great cards. Makes me long for the winter snows.

Bunny said...

Beautiful cards. Great backgrounds. Love that bunny. Want one real bad.

Debbie B said...

Great cards! So much fun all bundled up in one great kit! Better go get mine before they are gone!~ Thanks for sharing!

Char K said...

Nice job on these, love the nuvo drops as snow!

Susie Sonnier said...

What a great Kit..and the add-ons! Great cards!

Olesya Kharkova said...

This kit is super fabulous!!! TFS

Natasha said...

Such fun scene cards!! Love them!

Shelly said...

Oh, these are beautiful, Virginia!

Judie said...

Amazing cards and fabulous colouring!

Cynthia Cole said...

Lovely cards!

Crafty Little Peach said...

Love the watercolor look for this card. So pretty!

Betty Keefe said...

when I saw your first card I thought of the Laura Ingalls Wilder book, Little House in the Big Woods - love the soft colors you used on that card - another wonderful HA kit!!

Soumya Murthy said...

Wonderful cards.

pinkerboi said...

cute cards <3

conil said...

you're going to have for Christmascards all finished by Halloween at this rate. What sweet and "magical" little scenes you've created. I love how you've colored them. Both cards are amazing.

lindag1947 said...

Nice

Pennie Glasser said...

These are so unique. I love them

Lydia Lee said...

Very pretty and creative work! Lovely!

MariClaudi said...

Your cards are great. Love the soft look of the second card.

Carolyn Steele said...

Love both of your cards but particularly your cozy little house in the snowy, wintry scene! Great use of the fabulous add ons!

sotama14 said...

Great cards

Norma T. Gomez said...

I enjoyed you Kraft card so much! What a great card!

Nancy Ketcham said...

Love the card with the house. Such clean lines.

Beth said...

Your cards are so cute! This release is another must-have!

Evelyn vasquez said...

Wonderful sceneries!

Linda Rauch said...

Beautiful cards. The house feels so inviting.

~amy~ said...

Virginia, these are both wonderful! Such pretty designs!

gabriella said...

Such sweet cards

Michelle Daigle said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing such lovely inspiration.

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Darlings cards. Love your coloring. Thanks!

Sabrina said...

Your cards are so super cute!!!

Lindar C said...

Reminds me of Old Time Christmas, just beautiful!

aknancy said...

such pretty scenic cards! This kit is awesome...

Joan said...

Gorgeous cards. Thank you!

Julia said...

Your first card reminds me of gingerbread! I love it!

Barb Somerson said...

Very nice cards, scenic cards are always fun.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This card kit is amazingly wonderful for holiday stamping and die cutting, what a wonderful job you did!

Lisa said...

Lovely winter cards Virginia!!

Christine H said...

Hero Arts kit is awesome and your card is really lovely!

vicenta ghylin said...

Awesome cards. Love the coloring on the 2nd card. Thank you for sharing all your ideas.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love that first card.n nice primitive feel

paperpicnic said...

Hi, Virginia! I'm super excited to see your beautiful cards in the hop today! Both scenes are so sweet - I love all of the wonderful details that you've so thoughtfully included in your designs! So pretty!

loceanjo said...

I love the card with the deer on it!

MTPatB said...

I love the little footprints to the house. Cute card.

Evelyn said...

your cards are amazing, I do love the gold embossing done on the cards and the use of your water colors are just beautiful. thanks

Nancy Carr said...

Such cute cards!

Kori Malakie said...

I love both of your cards!!

Kim Faucher said...

So super cute! Both cards are so fun!

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

I love the coloring of your cards, such a delicate look!

Mary W said...

Really pretty watercoloring. The kraft card looks really cool.

Kristie Maynard said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely cards with us. I love how you made those hills, great idea, I'll have to remember it. Beautifully done.

judy said...

Lovely scene cards!!

Clemente Batan said...

I am seriously considering buying this card kit. I am so excited for the snow globe!-Maria Giselle

Stacy Sheldon said...

I love your color choices for these scenes :)

pcm said...

they're like children's books illustrations!

Dottie Acosta said...

These are very nice cards😊

María Alba Negrón said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

Patt H. said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia! Love the use of kraft for a winter card!

Angelique Vela said...

These are lovely cards.

Cheryl B said...

Beautiful cards!!

Angela Restad said...

Cute cards, l love it when people think different than everyone els.

Kathy H said...

Cute cards Virginia!

Erica Brusca said...

beautiful cards

Denise Bryant said...

Love the add-ons! That little house is adorable!

Debi Lowery said...

Really love the add-on sets too. thanks for sharing.

Jean Bullock said...

Lovely cards! Well done.

Kari Mano said...

beautiful cards, thank for sharing

jean said...

your cards are very pretty!!!

sheron Egolf said...

I love your cards, your right so many things you can do with the Winter Time Fun set! Can't wait until it arrives!

Robyn said...

Lovely projects!

mycraftysmell said...

Beautiful cards. Lovely colours!

Lynne Robinson said...

The scenes you've created on these cards are just lovely.

A.G. said...

I really like that watercolor scene! It's so pretty! Can't wait to have my kit so I can start creating!!

Angie Williams said...

I love your cards. They are gorgeous Virginia especially the water colored one. Beautiful! Tfs

Ahava said...

Lovely card, so realistic and the kit is awesome

Naama said...

Beautiful cards! The first one made me think of cookies (now have a serious ginger snaps craving XD ). I've been following the blog hop and it's amazing how different the results are! Awesome kit, no doubt :)

Laura Litzinger said...

I love your take on the kit. I am so excited to get mine and play with it. Thank you for the ideas.

Laura Buehler said...

Lovely cards!

mandalj said...

Beautiful cards! It'd be so much fun to play with this kit!

Arianna Barbara said...

The kit is amazing and your cards are adorable!!!

Amy C. said...

Beautiful winter scenes! This is a fabulous new kit and the add-ons are wonderful also...I want it all!

kody21 said...

wow very nicely done...love this new kit

Pam Joiner said...

Your cards are lovely! Thanks for sharing with us!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love your pretty cards, and thanks for showing how versatile this new kit is:)

Kailash said...

Such sweet card designs!!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Such beautiful cards Virginia especially the first one. So pretty!

Rosemary said...

really lovely set of cards!!

Linda S. said...

Very pretty cards, love the watercolors.

Sue McW said...

Such beautiful cards. Love all the details right down to the footprints leading to the front door.

Katy said...

Lovely winter scenes. The coloring is beautiful. Thanks for sharing and stay blessed!

Theresa N said...

cute card

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Virginia. Love the pretty scenes... those images are amazing. That kit (and the adds-on) is awesome.

cropmom66 said...

Beautiful cards! I am really loving that Winter Time Fun set!!

Swimmom said...

Very pretty cards!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous and so vintage looking. Love them both! I seriously must have this kit!

deb lowd said...

Your work on these globes was beautiful. The little scenes are so unique and create such warmth. Very well done.

Kelly Raines said...

These cards are fantastic! Both very different and both beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

Two very pretty cards from this kit. With all the adorable cards I've seen, no wonder the kit is sold out!

Patty Beers said...

These are so unique. I love the backgrounds.

DancesWithHooves said...

These are both very beautiful! Unique creations and the detail speaks volumes about your talent. Thank you for sharing!

Lauri Bacalzo said...

Both cards make me feel like winter is drawing near :)
I enjoy the unique way you used the wonderful set.
Thank you for sharing :)

Dar said...

Such pretty cards. Thanks for the great ideas.

ldiggs said...

I just love the soft and pretty colors you used on these beautiful cards! 😊

Rebecca Lynch said...

Great cards from a great card kit! Thanks for sharing!!

Patty said...

Adorable cards. Thanks for a chance to win.

Li$@ said...

Loving the soft colors on the card.

Karen said...

You have created two really fun and fantastic cards using the newly released My Monthly Hero Arts kid and add-on's. I forget to use kraft cardstock and your first card is just lovely on the craft. I love how the 2nd card is so completely different from the first card in such a lovely way showing just how versatile these wonderful stamps and dies are. Thank you for the great inspiration too! ~Karen M.

Heather Wehrli said...

Two totally different cards made with the one set love them.

bev p said...

Wonderful! I really like how the trees came out in the second card. Just lovely. Thank you.

Sue Denoncour said...

Two beautiful cards. I especially like the first one with its folk-art feel. Nicely done!

The Polkadot Pinecone said...

I like the very soft look of your cards, nice job.

Diana said...

Love love love this kit

Sheila H said...

Cool cards!

Evelyn Borges said...

Gorgeous. I especially love the natural look of the first card.

Mary Alice Varallo said...

The woodland scene is fantastic. The colors are so soft

Sandy Small said...

Cute cards, thanks for sharing!

mandy walters said...

Love the look

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful scenes! I love how you colored them!

Melissa Erickson said...

Oh my gosh. So cute!

Laurie said...

Beautiful cards! I especially like the one made on craft. It's so pretty!

Karen Weingartner said...

Great scenes on both cards!

Barbara Baxter said...

VIrginia, your cards are so different from the others that I have seen. The first one is almost a Grandma Moses style with the hillsides drawn in and the simple lines of the stamped trees and a small house with footsteps leading to ? where -- we don't know. The second one is also very nice with the stamped images embossed and then watercolored. You have your own style and I congratulate you on it. Thank you for sharing.

mary said...

Love these cards

Amy Lou said...

I love the little scenes you created!

Jenine Herrell said...

I really love both of your cards but the one with the little house really calls to me. What an adorable scene!

Dawn said...

You said be inspired,and I am!Such amazing talent on this blog hop!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

I like how the soft of your pretty cards are so pleasing to my eyes.

Mom and wife. said...

Very lovely . I love all these Watercolor scenes.

Angela said...

Your cards are always amazing, Virginia! These were beautiful and fun uses of the add-on sets.

kathy ness said...

Wow, wow, wow. Great ideas!

CCDivaMM said...

Cute scenes you have put together using this set.

Daria G. said...

Beautiful projects, they look like vintage cards with their warm feel :)

Lagene said...

AWESOME card! I love these little critters! and the dies! I'm so bummed that I was too late to order the Kit!

Melisa Lodes said...

Your cards are so dreamy, love them

Debbie Anemaet said...

Great cards, Virginia! This is just an adorable kit! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

Gigglls said...

Very lovely cards! Great kit.

Linda said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Beverly said...

That little pop of red in the Cardinal makes this card perfect!

Sherrie Johnson said...

Both of these cards are beautiful. I especially love the little house with the footprints in the snow leading up to the door!

Tammy Rubarts said...

Your cards are beautiful! Love them.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love your amazing scenes. Beautiful projects

Karen said...

Very nice cards. I love the snow globe. I wish they would bring it back even if they don't use anything else. I really wanted the globe.

Jenniferk said...

Love both of your cards!

Marina said...

Great cards, the one on craft card stock is my fav!
Thanks for sharing them!

Alaska .Kris said...

Those are just plain FUN cards!

Basiljen said...

Your cards are just lovely!

Sue D said...

Love these scenes you created.

Ann K said...

Beautiful scenic cards - and an awesome kit,

Stanky P. said...

You've made such beautiful and inspirational cards :) tfs

Heather DePasquale said...

These cards are so beautiful!! Looks like you drew them by hand. Thanks for sharing!!

TavarNinja said...

I absolutely love your cards. The first design is so cute and reminds me a bit of a decorated cookie. And the second just... wow. I am just blown away with how amazing that looks. You have definitely inspired me!

Leslie Davis said...

Very unique looking cards. Thank you for sharing.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards and this card kit are amazing!!!!

Sheila said...

Super eye catching cards!

mtscrapgal said...

I like the dimension you added to the cards. Thanks

Georgee said...

Beautiful cards. Love the techniques you used .

Louanne said...

Your cards are so cute and heartwarming! Love your creations.

Sharon Wade said...

I like your second card the most.

Kate B said...

Great cards! I like the scenes you created!

starqueen said...

Oh Virginia! What lovely, soft coloring...great design with subtle embossed images. TY!👏🏻

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

Your cards are so pretty and delicate. I can just smell the smoke coming out of the chimney and I can smell the butter cookies baking in the oven in the house. Can I come and help decorate the cookies? Since the card is yours, you should have first dibs on decorating the cookies. In the second card I can hear the silence in the woods and the snow falling on the animals. In fact, the animals look hand drawn, not stamped which I think is very cool. Your cards are beautiful and I would love to win that set so I can make cards as beautiful as yours.