My Monthly Hero Blog Hop


Happy Monday everyone!

Today is the release day for the MMH kit of May!  This new wonderful kit will be available TODAY May 2nd at 1pm (Eastern time) at the Hero Arts store. Be aware that this kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone.

This month’s kit was inspired by Jennifer McGuire and her wonderful Share Handmade Kindness campaign. The kit contains: A 4×6 clear stamp set, gift card envelope die, four half sheets of cardstock in tiffany blue and green apple, four half sheets of vellum in turquoise and iridescent white, ten white tags, .5 oz silver embossing powder, gray twine, and gems. Chexk it out:


There are 2 optional add-on items: CL981 Happy Mail  and  DI192 Thank You Pair Fancy Dies. Please click on the images below for a closer look:

So for today I created a card, featuring the original stamp set of this campaign called Acts of Kindness, which you can currently buy at the HA store. You can read more about this set by clicking  >>>HERE<<<


I created a simple card featuring one of the sentiments of the set. I stamped it with Neon Chartreuse to Blue ink over a white card stock panel. Then I created a butterfly with two  heart images and I also stamped some other tiny hearts here and there.


To create the butterfly trail I stamped one of the images from the optional set Happy Mail with  Intense Black Ink. I added Glossy Accents over the hearts  along with Crystal Coarse glitter. Over the sentiment, I only added Glossy Accents. I adhered the panel over a Tiffany Blue cardstock and a piece of decorative tape over the left side.

Finally, I adhered gemstones to embellish the card.

As part of this release, 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. Here is the list of bloggers so you can get lots of inspiration:

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Kelly Rasmussen
Yana Smakula
Lucy Abrams
Kathy Racoosin
>>>Mariana Grigsby<<<
Wanda Guess
Clare Prezzia
May Sukyong Park
Joan Bardee
Amy Tsuruta
Lydia Fiedler
Libby Hickson

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Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week and GOOD LUCK to all!


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248 thoughts on “My Monthly Hero Blog Hop

  1. Your card is so bright and cheerful it’s bound to make the recipient smile! I like the way you used an ombre effect for the sentiment. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love this card with the cute (and creative) butterfly made from hearts and the colors are wonderful!! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Such a sweet simple card. Love the multi-colored sentiment. Thank you for sharing and being a part of this giveaway

  4. Mariana, I love your card, the layout the bee, it’s right up town. And most of all thank you for sharing with us.

  5. A very simple, but fun card loaded with great color and a fantastic message! I love this kit! Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

  6. What a sweet and beautiful card, Mariana! Love the ombré sentiment and why didn’t I think to use washi for a different edge? Love this kit but on a craft-spending freeze right now. 😦

  7. My legs are very tired from all this hopping so I am going to end my hopping here for tonight! LOL Your card is so beautiful! I love all the colors and you used my favorite color, yellow and that is a plus for me. If I were your teacher, I’d give you and A++++! Great job girl! Someone’s mailbox is going to be happy, happy, happy to receive this! Wish it was mine! I love this stamp set. Hope I win one!

  8. Now I think I might need that ombre ink pad! I love the way it looks when stamped with a sentiment. Too clever with the butterfly, but it totally works! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration. Things don’t have to be complicated to work. This works!

  9. Wonderful! Lovely and cheerful card. I like how you used the heart stamp and made a butterfly! Love this set of stamps and dies. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Nice to meet you via the blog hop and just want to say how beautiful your card is. And what a great idea for the butterflies. …. will have to remember that.

    crafty hugs Pen x

  11. My favorite colors! Greens and blues just are happy to me. I also love your heart butterflies… what a fabulous idea! I love this kit, and can’t wait to see more!

  12. Love your card and especially the colors you used. Going to have to try something like it. I have never seen markers like the ones you used. And the background you made is fantastic and looked so easy. I am going to have to give that a try!

  13. What a wonderful card. The colors you used really make it pop. Using the two hearts to make a butterfly was a great idea.

  14. I love the color combination you chose for this card. It made it look so bright and fresh. Thank you for your card, can’t wait to make one similar to it.

  15. Lovely card Mariana! Those colors are fabulous! I love the clever way you used the hearts to create a butterfly. TFS

  16. You did a wonderful job using the new kit and the original sentiment that started the whole kindness campaign! It is always the right thing to be kind! Let’s share it!

  17. I really love the look of this ombré ink pad! I don’t particularly like neon colors since they are often “too bright” for my eyes, but these colors seem a bit toned down (in a good way)! I’ll have to add this to my cart soon!

  18. An outstanding kit, showcased in a most stellar fashion. Swooning over your pretty butterfly! Whoever receives your bright, beautiful card will be deeply touched by your gesture. I know I am…Thank you!

  19. Beautiful card! I love the colors! I forget that two hearts make a pretty little butterfly. Washi tape is a secret weapon that makes a sweet addition!
    Thanks, Deb

  20. Hmmmm – paper layering! I really want to do that now! My wallet is getting thinner while my den/craftroom is getting smaller! Thank you for sharing your ideas – LOVE them!

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