My Monthly Hero Blog Hop: October

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Happy Monday everyone!

Today is the release day for the My Monthly Hero kit of October! This new wonderful kit will be available TODAY October 3rd  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.

The main 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.

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There are several fabulous optional add-on items: CM119 Holiday Cheer CM120 Winter Time FunDI328 Skylines Fancy Dies (D),  DI329 Snowy Drifts Fancy Dies (C), DI330 Circle Confetti Fancy Die (F), DI331 Star Confetti Fancy Die (F), DI332 Holiday Cheer Frame Cuts (D),  DI333 Winter Time Fun Frame Cuts (E)

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All the products included in the kit and the add-ons are amazing,  perfect for your  Winter projects . So here is the card I made using a couple of stamps from the main kit, and the Skyline add-on set:

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To create my card, I simply silver-emboss the falling snow stamp over a Snow Layering paper panel. I die-cut the skyline shapes using silver cardstock and I layered them over the white panel.

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I adhered the panel onto a card base and I stamped a sentiment over a strip of snow layering paper. I matted it with a strip of a darker blue cardstock strip underneath. At the end, I embellished the card with a few sequins and blue gemstones.

Well, 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
Alice Wertz
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Debby Hughes
Heather Ruwe
Jennifer McGuire
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Kathy Racoosin
Kimberly Crawford
Laura Bassen
Lydia Fiedler
me >>> Mariana Grigsby <<< me
May Park
Virginia Lu
Yana Smakula
Libby Hickson

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

marianasignat

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My Monthly Hero Blog Hop • September

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Happy Monday everyone!

Today is the release day for the My Monthly Hero kit of September! This new wonderful kit will be available TODAY September 6 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 includes many beautiful products for the coming  Holidays season. Additionally, the stamps in this month’s kit feature talented Creative Team member Clare Prezzia‘s hand lettering 🙂 🙂 🙂

The main contains: A set of three Fancy Dies designed for building your own wreath,  4×6 clear stamp set, ten coordinating Frame Cuts dies, three ink cubes in Mustard, Rust and Deep Burgundy, six half sheets of cardstock (Kraft, Sunset Orange and Metallic Copper), Custom Freckled Fawn enamel dots in red, brown gems, Brown and Natural Jute twines. I want to point out that the kit value is over $65, which is an amazing deal at $34.99. Check it out:

 

There are three optional add-on items: DC197 Halloween Trimmings Stamp & Cut , DC195 Christmas Trimmings Stamp & Cut , DI327 Branch Wreath Fancy Die (D)

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This kit is simply amazing. I love all the beautiful dies that are included in it and the endless possibilities for your projects! Today I am sharing a card that I created  using just a few of the items included in the kit.

I began by die-cutting the partial foliage branch from the Metallic Coper cardstock. Then I adhered it over a Snow Layering Paper card base. Then, I die-cut a tag shape (Infinity tags) from Kraft, and I layered it on top of the foliage with foam tape.

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I  Gold-embossed  the sentiments over two thin strips of Sunset Orange card stock. I trimmed diagonally the left side of each strip, and  I layered them on top of the tag with foam tape.  I complemented the cluster with some small leaves that I die-cut from green card stock (I also  inked them a little bit directly with Pine Hybrid Ink). To finish off the card, I added twine, brown gemstones, gold and green silk sprinkles.

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Well, 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
Yana Smakula
me>>>Mariana Grigsby<<<me
Clare Prezzia
May Park
Amy Tsuruta
Laura Bassen
Lydia Fiedler
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Libby Hickson

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

marianasignat

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My Monthly Hero Blog Hop • August

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Happy Monday everyone!

Today is the release day for the My Monthly Hero kit of August!  This new wonderful kit will be available TODAY August 1st 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 “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and features a gorgeous forest fairy theme. The main contains: a 4×6 clear stamp set, three matching Frame Cuts dies, An oval border with frame Fancy Die set, Pretty Pink Posh Droplets, Ranger Star Dust Stickles, Three ink cubes in Bubble Gum, Orchid and Green Apple, Woodgrain Cardstock and Vellum, Other gems and cardstock. Check it out:

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There are four optional add-on items as well: Floral Border with Frame Fancy Die,  Dreamy Nights Stencil, Dreams Are Made 4×6 clear stamp set, and Shakespearean Poetry 4×6 clear set. You can see them below:

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I like the mystical feeling of fairy lanterns, so the inspiration for my card came from them:

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I used two different tones of inks and a sponge dauber to create the ombré background onto a snow layering paper panel. Then, I stamped the fairy image and sentiment with black ink. I filled in  the fairy outline with a black marker to create a silhouette.

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I adhered the panel over a Black Layering paper card base, and after that, I used a black Snow Layering paper panel to die cut the forest oval border. I adhered this panel over the card with foam tape. Finally, I used Glossy Accents to add glitter over the fairy, and to adhere the clear droplets.

Well, 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
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

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

marianasignat

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My Monthly Hero Blog Hop • June

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Happy Monday everyone!

Today is the release day for the MMH kit of June!  This new fantastic kit will be available TODAY June 6th  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 has a fun travel theme that contains: A luggage tag die (die size 8 1/4″ x 2 5/8″, finished tag 4 1/8″ x 2 5/8″), Seven accessory dies (heart, camera, sunglasses, sunshine, geotag, suitcase, airplane), A 4×6 clear stamp set, Two half sheets of Sizzix tan Paper Leather, Three geotag clips, Airmail stripe wash tape, Journal, Three map hearts, Airmail twine, Clear tag holders. Check it out:

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There is  also 1 optional add-on which is a 4×6 clear stamp set called Luggage Tag Alphabet:

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I also want to mention that leather paper packs are currently  being sold at the Hero store in different colors (these paper is super fun! Please click here to see them.

So, for today I made a couple of tags using some of the kit products:

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For both of these tags I used the tag die. On the blue one, I also used the inner rectangle that comes with the kit to make the window.  I took advantage of the white side of the blue layering paper to stamp the sentiment with Strawberry Hybrid link. I also die cut the heart shape and adhered it with a foam square.

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On the red layering paper tag, I stamped  the Glasses Bold Prints  as a background for the tag with Strawberry Hybrid link. Then, I stamped the sentiment with Intense Black Ink. I die cut the sunglasses using black layering paper and from Snow layering paper.  I only used the white tiny glare shape to inserted into the black shape keeping it on place with a little piece of tape on the back. After that, I adhered the glasses with a couple of small foam squares. To finished off the tags I added stitches, Glossy accents, and bakers twine.

 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 Purkey
Amy Tan
Yana Smakula
Kathy Racoosin
you are here>>>Mariana Grigsby<<< you are here
Heather Ruwe
Amy Tsuruta
Ilina Crouse
Libby Hickson

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

marianasignat

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Today’s Card: Thinking of You

Hi, I just wanted to share a card that I created with MMH of April. Unfortunately this product is  Sold Out, but if you bought it, here is another card idea…

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The featured watercolors by Daniel Smith are currently available at the HA store. I have to say that these watercolors are high quality, and the variety of colors is amazing.  You can check them out >>>HERE<<<

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I created the plaid  background of my card using a foam stamp that I created like I showed in this >>>HA video <<< The images were stamped with Black Intense Ink over the background as well as over watercolor paper. I cut out the flowers, and layered them over the background panel.

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The sentiment was white-embossed over black card stock, and at the end I adhered a few gemstones and pearls.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by :) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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My Monthly Hero Blog Hop

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Happy Monday everyone!

Today is the release day for the MMH kit of April!  This new wonderful kit will be available TODAY April 4th 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 new kit contains: a 4×6 clear stamp set, a set of four Frame Cuts dies (designed to cut and stack the flower into a layered element), a Paper Layering die (which allows you to pop-up a single stamped rose for a different dimensional look), a dot sheet of DANIEL SMITH watercolors in a palette specifically selected for Hero Arts (each dot of paint allows watercoloring of 2-3 images, to give you an introduction to these wonderful paints), a water brush, and heavy cardstock in cream and white, notecards and pearls. Please take a look:

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There are 3 optional add-on items:  Happy Mother’s Day stamp set, Happy Mother’s Day Frame Cuts, and the fabolous DANIEL SMITH watercolor paints in 15ml tubes (18 colors in all which are the colors used on the Hero Arts Palette dot sheet.)

So for today I created a card, featuring the main stamp set, and some of the watercolor paints. I have to point out, that these watercolor paints are high quality and they are available in a wide variety of wonderful colors. I loved the dots sheet that is included in this month’s kit, because it is a great way to see how each of the colors work. The colors are really pretty, and it is hard to decide which one to use 😀

Anyway, I began by heat-embossing the image of the flower  and leaves a couple times over the heavy card stock with Brass embossing powder. Then, I colored the images with Quinacridone Gold, Quinacridone Siena, and Serpentine Genuine paints. After that I fussy cut the images (you can use the frame cuts instead).

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I also heat-embossed some of the leaves and a flower bud over a heavy card stock panel. Then, I colored the images and I created a subtle background with Cerulean Blue.

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Additionally, I stamped the sentiment one the panel with Intense Black ink, and I arranged the flower pieces over the panel with foam tape. At the end, I simply adhered the panel over a card base, and I embellished the card with some soft green pearls.

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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
Yana Smakula
Lucy Abrams
you are here>>>Mariana Grigsby<<<you are here
Amy Tsuruta
Kelly Rasmussen
Clare Prezzia
Wanda Guess
Joan Bardee
Sandy Allnock
Lydia Fiedler
Kathy Racoosin
Libby Hickson

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

marianasignat

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My Monthly Hero Kit [March]

My Monthly Hero of March is all about coloring! I just received mine yesterday and I love  it! Check it out:

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This month’s kit features twelve 4.25″ x 5.5″ coloring cards, designed by Marianne Walker. I love that some of the images included in the stamp set, perfectly match some of the images of the printed cards to add extra interest and dimension.

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The cards are printed on high quality X-Press It paper, perfect for use with alcohol markers. This kit is just perfect to put your coloring skills to work!

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The kit also contains a 4″ x 6″ clear stamp set and matching metal dies, a cube of alcohol ink-friendly Intense Black ink, four additional blank sheets of X-Press It white card-stock, assorted colored folded-cards and gems.

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Remember that this product is for a limited time only.  Once this product sells out, it will no longer be available. 🙂

Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

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Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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My Monthly Hero Blog Hop

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Happy Monday everyone!

Today is the release day for the MMH kit of March!  This new wonderful kit will be available TODAY March 7th at NOON (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 kit contains: 12 coloring cards on XPressIt paper, coordinating stamps and dies, an Intense Black ink cube (alcohol marker-friendly), extra XPressIt paper, assorted notecards, and a package of gems.  Please take a look:

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Additionally, there are three ads-on items (you can click on them to see a larger image)…

So today as part of this fabulous release,  I created a card featuring one of the images from the add-on stamp set Marianne’s Flowers…

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I created the background using Dusty Concord Distress ink and a sponge. Then, I splatter water with a small brush, and after it was dried  I adhered the panel over a card base. To create the focal point, I stamped the flower over white card stock with Intense Black Ink (one of my current favorite products) and I colored the image using my Chameleon markers. I love the effect that you can achieve with these markers. You can always use your favorite markers or technique to color these wonderful images 🙂

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After that, I fussy-cut the image with scissors. Then, I white-embossed a sentiment (For You Flowers stamp set) on a black paper strip and I adhered the piece along with some decorative tape over the main panel.  I adhered the flower with foam tape and I embellished the card with some black pearls and gemstones.

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As always, there will be two prizes during the hop: a kit ($29.99 value), and also a prize package from Marianne consisting of a 3 pack of Sketch markers, a Flowers Line art pack, and 3 Kirarina 2win scented markers. Over $40 retail value. So in order to participate be sure to leave comments on the blogs below , where you will see another wonderful ideas by talented designers using this kit:

Marianne Walker
Marianne Walker
Sharon Harnist
Cindy Lawrence
Lori Craig
Debbie Olson
Michelle Houghton
me>>>Mariana Grigsby<<<me
Libby Hickson

Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another card.

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Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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Today’s Card: You Make My Heart Flutter

Happy Friday, everyone!

I love all the amazing cards that you can make with the current MMH! I think all  the products included in this kit are simply fabulous. Today I am sharing another card that I created with it:

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I die cut the heart shape using a piece of foam. Then I adhered the foam shape over an acrylic block, and I used it as a stamp to create the background of my card along with three different ink colors.

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Then, I die cut the background with the clustered hearts die (which I love!) After that,  I adhered the panel over a card base. Next, I stamped a sentiment and added Glossy Accents over it. Last, I embellished  the card with yummy sequins.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

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Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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My Montly Hero Blog Hop

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Happy Monday everyone!

Today is the release day for the first MMH kit of 2016!  This new wonderful kit will be available TODAY January 4th at NOON (Eastern time) at the Hero Arts store. The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone.

The full kit will contain – two 3×4″ stamp sets, three dies including two paper layering dies, 2 ink cubes, an exclusive mix of sequins created by Lucy Abrams, gorgeous vellum with irridescent speckles, acetate, cards and envelopes. Take a look:

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There is also an add-on die set (Valentine word and small hearts) to purchase separately.

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So today as part of this exciting release,  I created a card and pillow box using a few of the products included in the kit. I have to point out that this kit is so much fun to play with!  I really liked the dies as well as all the products included, perfect for Valentine’s day and so much more!

010216web_valentineI created a card using the heart nested dies as the focal point. First I die cut the scalloped frame on a white card stock panel, and I adhered it over a red card. Then, on a piece of white cardstock, I created the patterned background using different colors of ink and a sponge. After that, I die cut the heart  shape from my custom patterned paper and from a foam sheet (to give the heart dimension). I adhered the heart centered over the white panel. Next,  I die cut the valentine word from black card stock and a piece of black foam. I adhered it onto the heart, and I complemented it with a tiny sentiment. At the end, I added some pretty sequins and gemstones.
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I also made a pillow box. I randomly stamped little hearts over a piece of white card stock. Then, I created the pillow box with a punch board. I tied a bow and I added a little heart shaped tag that coordinates with the card.

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Please don’t forget to visit the blogs below to see other wonderful ideas by a group of super talented designers:

Hero Arts
Jennifer McGuire
Yana Smakula
Lucy Abrams
Lydia Fiedler
>>> Mariana Grigsby<<<
Libby Hickson

Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another card.

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Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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