My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

The new My Monthly Hero kit has been just released and it will be available as of TODAY October 7th at the Hero Arts store, but be aware that this kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. This month the kits will begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, October 11th, and you can pre-order it today. I want to point out that you have the option to subscribe and receive the kit monthly and never miss one.  

The theme for October is Christmas and the main kit includes fun images perfect to create fun Christmas scenes, check it out:

The kit includes: 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set, 19 coordinating frames, 2 5.5″ x 8.5″ Sheets of Chrome Cardstock, 6 5.5″ x 8.5″ Sheets of Neon Cardstock, , Clay Snowflake Embellishments, and Prisma Glitter 0.5 oz. The value of this kit is $75.00, but it can be yours for only $34.99… so this is really a good deal!

So for this special occasion I created three cards. For the first one I used the main kit stamp set:

I stamped the images with  Intense Black Ink and I colored them with markers. Then, I simply arranged the images on a white cardstock panel to create a cozy Christmas scene. A piece of washi tape and some enamel dots were the final touches for it.

The second card was created using one of the Add-on sets and its matching frame cuts. This set is called Out of This World Christmas, take a look:

For this card, I white-embossed the sentiment and some stars over a navy blue cardstock panel and I added some Sparkle Silk. Images were also stamped with  Intense Black Ink and colored with markers. I adhered the images with foam tape and I embellished the card with some silver sequins.

My third card features another add-on set which is one of my favorites sets:

The set is called Meowy Christmas and I also used its matching frame cuts. I used markers to color the images and I added some Glaze details here and there. I included tiny enamel dots as the ornaments and a white embossed sentiment over a piece of red cardstock.

Hero will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, October 13th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Please be sure to visit all the participants blogs in order to increase your chances of winning:

The Hero Arts Blog
Amy Kolling
Caly Person
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Julee Tilman
Kelly Latevola
Laurie Willison
Lydia Fiedler
You are here>>>Mariana Grigsby<<Your are here
Michelle Short
Nichol Spohr

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission from Hero Arts. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by,  have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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My Monthly Hero kit| Out of This World Christmas | Out of This World Frame Cuts | Meowy Christmas| Meowy Christmas Frame Cuts |Get Them All October Add-Ons |  Intense Black Ink

My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

The new My Monthly Hero kit has been just released and it will be available TODAY September 3rd at the Hero Arts store, but be aware that this kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. This month the kits will begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, September 6th, and you can pre-order it today. I want to point out that you have the option to subscribe and receive the kit monthly and never miss one. 

The theme for September is Halloween “Cabinet of Curiosities” inspired. The main kit is a version of the HA popular peek-a-boo dies, with the clear set having the cabinet and the odd things to go in it. Check it out:

The kit includes: 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set, 1 Peek-a-boo Drawers Fancy Die, 3 Fancy Dies, Bronze Silk Ink 0.5 fl. oz., 10 Bee & Key Charms, 6 5.5″ x 8.5″ Sheets of Decorative Paper (Rich Copper, Urban Basilia Black, Wood Abachi Solid). The value of this kit is $76.49, but you only have to pay $34.99 for it… so this is really a good deal!

So, using the main kit components I created this card:

I started by stamping the cabinet outline with  Intense Black Ink  over white cardstock. After that, I colored the frame with a gray marker, and the inner rectangles with different colors of Chameleon markers. I continued by stamping the label frames, handles, keyholes, and a sentiment. Then, I proceed to die cut the image.

Then, on another white cardstock panel I stamped different images and sentiments using different colors of ink. To help myself to do this and not miss the right spot for each of the tiny stamps, I used my Misti. So I stamped the cabinet frame on a piece of paper and I used it as a guide on the misti foam mat to stamp the little images. Once the images were in the right spot, I pick them up with the clear plate, then I put a white cardstock panel over the paper guide and started stamping all of the images, color by color. It was fun to do this!

At the end, I adhered the cabinet image over the white stamped panel using tiny dots of craft glue. The final touches were Journey Glaze and some Sparkle dust to give a little bit of a bling.

For my second card I used one of the add-on stamp sets called I see Crafting and I created a cute scene with the cat, crystal ball, candle and a sentiment:

I began by creating the background using the Dreamy Nights Stencil, Soft Sky Shadow ink and a sponge dauber to achieve a subtle image. Then, I stamped the images using Intense Black Ink  over white cardstock and after that I colored them with markers. Next, I die cut the images with their matching frame cuts.

I stamped a sentiment directly over the background panel, and then I adhered the images with foam tape. For the final touches I used some clear dots, glaze and sparkle dust glitter. I used one of the Urban Basilia Black cardstock from the main kit as the card base. Simple, yet fun!

Hero Arts will give away one kit, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, September 8th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Please be sure to visit all the participants blogs in order to increase your chances of winning:

The Hero Arts Blog
Amy Kolling
Caly Person
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Julee Tilman
Laurie Willison
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
You are here>>>Mariana Grigsby <<<You are here
Michelle Short
Nichol Spohr

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission from Hero Arts. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by   Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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Hero Arts Products: My Monthly Hero kit | Dreamy Nights Stencil |  Intense Black Ink  |Soft Sky Shadow ink |I see Crafting | I See Crafting Frame Cuts |

Other Products: Journey Glaze | Journey Sparkle Dust Glitter |Journey Craft Glue |

Oh What Fun Catalog Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome! Today I am happy to be part of the Hero Arts...

Hero is celebrating the release of the new Oh What Fun Catalog that includes many new products that I am sure you would like to have for the upcoming Holiday season. Please be sure to visit the Hero Arts shop so you can see them and start making your wish list!

So, I created a card using a few products included in the catalog. This time, I used my Misti to stamp the Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Prints over white cardstock. I started by inking the central area of the stamp with Soft Sky shadow ink, then I added Dusty Blue and Cornflower Shadow Inks towards the edges, to obtain an ombré effect. I repeated this until I got the stamped results I was looking for.

Next, I used the Joy Stamp & Cut set to stamp the large word with Light to Red Royal Ombré ink and the complementary words with Intense Black Ink.

I adhered the panel over a blue folded card, I added Journey Glaze over the word Joy, and I embellished the card with Silver Twine and some clear dots.

My second project were a couple of simple tags, that you see below:

I die cut the tags using the Tag Infinity Dies from light blue cardstock then, I die cut the Snowy Drifts Fancy Dies from white cardstock. I adhered those pieces to the lower part of the tags, and I stamped a sentiments “To: and From:” from the Christmas Messages stamp set with Intense Black Ink. I also stamped a bow from the Christmas Trimmings Stamp & Cut set using Pale Tomato shadow Ink and Strawberry Bold Ink. Of course, at the end I added some tiny gemstones, Sparkle Silk and red bakers twine.

As part of this blog hop, Hero Arts will giveaway $50 gift cards to the Hero Arts shop to two lucky winners drawn from all comments left across the hop. Comment by August 31 at 11:59 PST. Winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Please be sure to visit all the participants blogs in order to increase your chances of winning:

Hero Arts
Caly Person
Debby Hughes
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jenn Shurkus
Jennifer McGuire
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Julee Tilman
Laura Bassen
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
You are here >>>Mariana Grigsby <<<You are here
Nichol Spohr
Wanda Guess
Yana Smakula

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission from Hero Arts. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by   Have a wonderful crafty day!

marianasignat

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HA Stamps and Dies: Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Prints | Joy tamp & Cut set |Tag Infinity Dies |Snowy Drifts Fancy Dies |Christmas Messages |Christmas Trimmings Stamp & Cut |

HA Inks: Soft Sky | Dusty Blue | Cornflower |Light to Red Royal|Intense Black |Pale Tomato | Strawberry |

Other Products: Journey Glaze | Journey Thread Silver | Sparkle Silk |Misti |

My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

As always, the beginning of the month means that a new My Monthly Hero kit is being released. This fantastic kit will be available TODAY August 5th at the Hero Arts store, but be aware that this kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. This month the kits will begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, August 9th. I want to point out that you have the option to subscribe and receive the kit monthly and never miss one.

Anyway, as you can see below, this time the theme for the kit brings up the medieval times and its magic…. kings, queens, castles, dragons, princesses, you name it!

The kit contains the following: 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set, 17 Coordinating Frame Cuts, 1 Fancy Castle Die, 2 5.5″ x 8.5″ sheets of Mirri Matte Lava Purple Paper, 2 5.5 x 8.5″ sheets of Parchment Paper, 3 Glimmer Ink Pots (Gold, Purple, Red), Dragon Scale Sequins. The value of this kit is $83.49, but you only have to pay $34.99 for it… so this is really a good deal!

So, I created two cards for today’s release, and for my first card I used the stamp and die sets from the main kit along with the Trefoil Bold Print cling background stamp and the Paper Layering Castle (add-ons products).

I began by die cutting the Paper Layering Castle die from white cardstock, and I colored the tips of the towers with a red marker. I adhered the castle over a light gray folded card. Then, I stamped the Trefoil Bold Print cling background stamp with green ink over a green cardstock rectangle to create the lower part of the card, just to give a little of detail to the panel.

After that, I used the main stamp and die sets to create the focal images which are the knight, the dragon and a sentiment . The knight and dragon were simply stamped with black ink over white cardstock and then colored with markers. The sentiment was white-embossed over a piece of black cardstock and as the final touches, I used clear dots, glaze details and decorative tape.

Here is my second card:

For this one, I created the background using two different liquid colors and a sponge dauber to create long strokes over a white cardstock panel. Blue for the sky, green for the grass. After that, I used the As You Wish stamp set and its coordinating frame-cuts to create a fairy-tale scene. Of course a castle image had to be included too! I stamped the castle from Build a Castle stamp set and die cut it with its matching frame-cuts. Then, I colored the images with markers, arranged them over the background and adhered them with foam tape. After that, using a stamp positioner tool, I stamped a sentiment directly over the background with black ink.

As I normally do, I added glaze details and some clear dots to finish up this card. I think is easy to get pretty cards when you have great products in your hands!

Here I am sharing the pictures of the add-ons products that I used to create the cards, so you can see more details of them. Please be sure to see the complete collection by clicking >>>HERE<<<.

As part of this blog hop, 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. The giveaway closes Sunday, August 11 th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog.

Please be sure to visit all the participants blogs in order to increase your chances of winning:

The Hero Arts Blog
Amy Kolling
Caly Person
Daniel West
Debi Adams
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Julee Tilman
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
You are here >>> Mariana Grigsby <<< You are here
Michelle Short
Yana Smakula

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission from Hero Arts. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  🙂 Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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Hero Arts: MMH August | Trefoil Bold Prints | Build A Castle | Build A Castle Frame Cuts | As You Wish | As You Wish Frame Cuts | Paper Layering Castle | Intense Black Ink | White Embossing Powder |

Others: Whip Cream Cardstock | Tin Pail Cardstock | Lemon Grass Cardstock | Lemon Grass Ink | Lovely Blue Liquid Color | Limeade Splash Liquid Color | Journey Glaze | Journey Sparkle Cuts |

My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

The beginning of the month means, that a new wonderful My Monthly Hero kit will be available TODAY July 1st 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 the kits will begin shipping from Hero Arts on Monday, July 8th. I want to point out that you have the option to subscribe and receive the kit monthly and never miss one.

https://heroarts.com/pages/mmh-july-2019-kit

This kit contains: 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set, fourteen Coordinating Frame Cuts, two Fancy Dies, five Ink Cubes (Dusty Blue, Lime Green, Forest, Cocoa, Sand Stone), four 5.5″ x 8.5″ Sheets of New Hero Hues Premium Cardstock (two of each Meadow and Lapis) and a Blue Pearl Embossing Powder 0.5 oz.

I love the theme of this month’s kit, mountains, forest, fishing, water…. (sigh), so perfect for Summer! Check out the card I created with this kit:

I began by stamping the mountains, forest and dock. It is hard to see in the picture, but I clear-embossed over the stamped images using the large solid images. After that, I used a distress ink to create the sky and water (embossing-resist technique), and of course I flicked a bit of water with a brush. I stamped one of the sentiments included in the stamp set and then, I trimmed out the image, I matted it with the Meadow Premium cardstock and adhered the panel over a white folded card. To finish off this card, I stamped the kids images with Intense Black Ink, die cut them, and adhered them over the card with foam tape.

My second card features a couple of the ad-ons products. The stamp set that I used is called Camp in the Wild and I also use Forest Sunset Fancy Die.

For this card I used the Forest Sunset Fancy Die upside down to create the forest silhouette behind the bears. I know, I should have used it the other way, but I thought the die was also perfect using it this way too! 😀

Anyway, the images were simply stamped with Intense Black Ink and colored it with markers. I die cut them with their matching dies and I created a cute bonfire scene with them. A sentiment and Journey Glaze details were the final touches for this card.


As part of this blog hop, 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. The giveaway closes Sunday, July 7th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog.

Please be sure to visit all the participants blogs in order to increase your chances of winning:

The Hero Arts Blog
Caly Person
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Michelle Short
Amy Kolling
Debi Adams
Julee Tilman
Laurie Willison
Lydia Fiedler
You are here >Mariana Grigsby< You are here
Libby Hickson

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Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission from Hero Arts. Thanks!

Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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Hero Arts Anniversary Blog Hop • Day 1

Welcome! Today I am thrilled to be joining a fun Hero Arts Blog Hop that celebrates the launch of the 2019 Summer Catalog as well as the 45th Anniversary of Hero Arts in the crafting industry! So exciting!

This is a three day event in which each day a different group of talented crafters will be sharing projects using products from the new catalog. Please be sure to visit the Hero Arts store to see the new catalog as well as all the new amazing products!

As part of this celebration, I created two cards using a stamp set called: Curious Cat, which is absolutely adorable!

The images were stamped with Intense Black ink and then colored with markers. I die cut the images with their matching frame cuts, which are also available at the Hero store. Additionally, I created a subtle background with a stencil, ink and a sponge dauber, and I finished up this card with some twine and clear dots.

For my second card, I used a different cat and fish images that are super cute too. This time I stamped the fish bowl using Soft Sky ink and then I colored the water with markers. I colored the images with markers as well, then I adhered the fish over the bowl image with foam tape.

After that, I stamped the bowl again over a clear acetate with StazOn Jet Black ink , and then I die cut it with its matching die. I added a drop of Glaze over the fish and I placed the clear bowl over the fish. Then, I simply arranged the cat to complete the cute scene. The final touches for this card were, a white-embossed sentiment, washi tape and some dots.

Hero Arts have gathered some fabulous prizes from some industry friends and partners for this hop, so take a look of the amazing list of sponsor and prizes:

As always, Winners will be drawn from people who leave comments along the blog hop over the three days – comment all three days for more chances to win! Comment by Sunday, June 2 at 11:59pm PST, and Hero Arts will announce the winners on the HA blog the following week.

Here is the list of participant blogs of Day 1:

Hero Arts
Caly Person
Debi Adams
Ellen Hutson LLC
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Julee Tilman
Kathy Racoosin
Libby Hickson
Mariana Grigsby
May Sukyong Park
Michelle Short
Yana Smakula

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Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  ♥ Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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