September My Monthly Hero Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hi Stampers! 
I am back today with another post, this time it's the September My Monthly Hero kit! I am in love with this kit, because Sunflowers are my favorite. I love the fall theme of the kit and all the add ons! 

Let's take a look at the main kit! 
 September 2017 MMH

Here are the contents of this month's kit:
1 6" x 8" Color Layering Clear Stamp Set
8 Coordinating Frame cuts
5 Ink cubes (Butter Bar, Cup O’ Joe, Orange Soda, Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine)
3 Brass sunflower charms
2 Brass leaf charms
2 5.5" x 8.5" Pumpkin Vellum 30lb
2 5.5" x 8.5" Moonrock Cardstock 80lb
This kit is an incredible deal with so many goodies in it that the value is $70 but the cost to you is $34.99.
We also have wonderful, optional add-on products this month -- 3 stamp sets, coordinating dies,  2 Fancy Dies, 1 Paper Layering die, 2 Bold Print background stamps and a set of ink cubes. First we have the Color Layering Squirrel stamp setcoordinating Frame Cuts and a bundle that includes the stamps, dies and inks.

Now, you have probably arrived here from Wanda's blog, and trust me you don't want to miss her amazing projects. So go back to her blog or start from the beginning(the Hero Arts blog) and if you arrived here from her blog, then you are on the right track and your next stop will be May Park! (and you don't want to miss her project, either).

For my first 3 cards I used technique I showed you little while ago (about 2 months ago) using masking and sponging. You can see it here





For my next set of tags and cards I stamped the images on snow paper and die cut, then assembled them on kraft panel or tags cut with the tags infinity dies, I stamped the sentiments using Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Then I added some twine on the tags.For the card bases I used the Moonrock card stock that comes in the kit.






For my next card I stamped the sunflowers the same way I did before, just added one extra step at the end. I stamped the last layer with versamark (on top of the ink) and embossed with clear embossing powder to give more dimension. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder, then arranged my images and adhered to Sunshine note card.

I created the following card in similar way, I just used snow layering paper and inked it with Summer Sky bold ink to create the blue panel, next I stamped the 3rd layer of the sunflower with versamark (which is not visible on the pictures :() 




Last but not the least (and I will have video for this card later this week), is a card using the add on set "Color Layering Squirrel". I stamped him using the Autumn ombre ink, then cup o'joe and cocoa. Next I overstamped the last layer with Versamark and embossed with ultra fine embossing powder. For the wood ground background, I used white woodgrain card stock and inked it with Cup O'joe ink to get custom colored wood grain card stock. I cut a circle with the circle infinity dies. Stamped sentiment on vellum and embossed in white embossing powder. I assembled my card and added few champagne sequins. 



Blog Hop List:


Ilina Crouse - you are HERE

GiveawayWe are giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. (We will reimburse them if they have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Monday, 9/11 at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.
 Kit availability and shippingThe kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday Sept. 9/8. In order to not miss a kit, you can get a subscription (it's the way to go, trust me)

Comments

Karthikha said…
Fantastic creations! And such neat masking, so perfect!! Love each one of these :)
Unknown said…
WOW! I love your creations. The masking and sponging is a fantastic way to display the focal points of the card. TFS.
Dee Earnshaw said…
OH my - your cards are just gorgeous - the Kraft card you used really them them POP!!!! thanks for the inspiration:)
Lydia Fiedler said…
OMG your squirrel is so beautiful!!!! And I love your inked skies! You are amazing!
Cindy C. said…
Beautiful and inspiring projects!! Great Autumn theme kit!!
Karen said…
Everyone of these cards or tags is spectacular. I love the turquoise background in the first set and the embossing on the sunflower and the squirrel. Makes me really appreciate the beauty of fall colors.
Isabelle said…
Awesome cards and tags. Plenty inspiration of colors and set-ups, thank you for sharing.
dligon said…
Each of your creations are beautiful. Thanks for sharing
GrammyP said…
WOW--have you been busy!!! Your cards are just amazing! Thank you for sharing so much inspiration! (Peg)
mtscrapgal said…
I like all your cards. I'm going to try your idea of using embossing ink for the last layer of layering stamps. Thanks
Linda said…
Those sunflowers just pop on the lovely light blue background you created.
aasheeta said…
Love your masking and the bright blue behind the sunflowers!
Lindar C said…
Beautiful cards! I'm feeling cooler already!
Kaypossum said…
Love Sunflowers - This kit is a must
Melissa said…
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Melissa said…
Beautiful cards and tags! I especially love the one with the panel inked with Summer Sky. I can't believe I've managed to overlook that ink until now - it's just gorgeous.
Bobbie Bluegill said…
You have made so many wonderful cards from this autumn kit. I especially the blue added to the traditional oranges on some of your cards.
Beverly said…
These cards are tags are so beautiful! It is amazing how a different-colored background changes the look of the sunflowers! I am loving these layered stamps!
Talitha said…
Pretty, pretty cards and tags. Love the sunflowers.
lavikina said…
As usual, I love all your cards! Thanks for the inspiration!
Barb said…
Love the colors and cards.
judy said…
Beautiful cards and tags!
Stef Perry said…
Thank you for sharing all this wonderful inspiration! So many beautiful cards and tags!
Sabrina said…
WOOZER!!!! What stunning, gorgeous, beautiful, vibrant, out of this world cards and tags!!!!!
jag said…
WOW have you ever even busy! I love all your cards and tags. I especially like the pumpkins and sunflower and the sunflowers on black. Keep up the good work
Karen Howard said…
You are such an inspiration in many ways Ilina. I love all of the cards you created with the kit and would be hard pressed to pick a favorite.
sharrilou said…
Love everyone of your cards. Can't wait to play with this kit.
Oh my goodness! LOVE every single one of your projects! I especially like the first card because turquoise is my favorite color and I love the ombre look, but they're all really stunning. Thank you for the chance to win this great kit!
Debbie B said…
Gorgeous Cards! I especially like the embossed sunflowers on black card stock! Striking! You do wonderful work! Another awesome release by Hero Arts! They are amazing!
Unknown said…
Embossing for added dimension on the flower is a good idea.
Leanne in Cali said…
Awesome projects! This kit looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing!!
Robin P said…
Wow everything you created and shared is amazing. Thank you.
Sue D said…
Love your beautiful Autumn creations. It is my favorite time of year.
You have a new fan in me! WOW! You did an AMAZING job with this kit!
lritchie said…
Wow, you've been busy, love all of the cards and tags, love the embossing on the center layers of the sunflowers. I'm new to all this card making and stamping stuff, there sure are some talented crafters out there
Caitlin said…
All of your cards are gorgeous!
Roberta S. said…
Just one word for this blog post Wow!just wow so pretty each one of the examples you have made. Thank you for sharing.
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
Gorgeous Cards! Love this new autumn kit!
Steph B said…
Wow, you've really outdone yourself! Your cards are beautiful.
Colleen said…
I am feeling much happier after viewing the sunflower cards. Great work.
Anonymous said…
Beautiful cards and tags! Terrific kit this month.
jane said…
Love your tags. They are pretty as is or could be added to a card.
Suzan Dorchik said…
Wow. You were productive. Stunning cards and tags.
Mary Miller said…
Great cards, Ilina.
Joy Meadows said…
Gorgeous cards! Love your take on this fabulous kit. Thanks for the inspiration.
Stacey Kowbel said…
Wonderful cards - so many examples with so many products from the kit and add-ons! So much creativity.
This has to be my most favorite of the year! Beautiful inspiration!
Sandy Small said…
Great projects, I love seeing all the ways the kit and add ons can be used!
Barb Gallagher said…
Wow -- you are outrageously talented!! This entire collection of cards and tags are beautiful. I know I will be chasing the mailman down to get this kit in my craft room. Thanks for sharing (and working on so many examples of this awesome kit!)
Barbara said…
Wow! I'm so impressed with all your creations! This is a fantastic kit!
Laurie M. said…
Beautiful cards and I love your tags.
liz said…
Love the blue background masked edges. I need to do that technique
Betty said…
fantastic cards, Ilina - love the turquoise with the sunflowers and pumpkins - the clear embossing on the sunflower adds so much
Helen said…
Ilina, this is a great collection of cards and tags using the new release. I like them all, especially the pumpkin design with the shades of teal background. The colors contrast so well together. Thanks for sharing these many creations as part of the blog hop.
brenda said…
WOW so much creativity!! I love all of your cards & tags but my favorite is the sunflower card with the black background. Thank you so much for sharing all of your beautiful creations!!
Unknown said…
WOW ... The Sunflowers and Pumpkins loved all the cards you designed using Septembers product release just amazing what you did with color.
Unknown said…
Wow your cards are amazing. I like the color combos and the techniques used for them. Thank you for sharing your great cards.
Cindy Thick said…
I love the sunflower cards. So cute. Thanks for sharing.
Patt H. said…
What a plethora of awesomeness! Your cards & tags are all so beautiful. You are a true artist!
Unknown said…
Wow! Love the black and blue backgrounds with the Sunflowers. Very pretty!
JmB said…
These cards are beautiful in their simplicity. The colors used are fantastic and allow for the stamping and die cuts to really shine. Thank you for sharing.
Jeanne Beam said…
Really beautiful fall cards..love all of them. Thanks for sharing....
Pam D. said…
All your cards are beautiful! I really like how you embossed the last layer to add dimension.
Carrie said…
Love the I Am Grateful sunflower card. I love the way it is going off the edge of the center panel.
Patty said…
Thank you so much for your awesome inspiration!! I have already ordered the kit & am looking forward to trying your masking & sponging technique!!
Unknown said…
I can't believe how many wonderful cards you created. Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration.
Unknown said…
My favorite is the embossing you did on the sunflower
Heidi J said…
I love the accents on the squirrel, gives him such nice dimension!
Diane M said…
Such great projects! Very pretty.
Unknown said…
Great cards and tags. Thank You for sharing!
Marty F said…
Beautiful cards and tags...the black background really makes those gorgeous sunflowers pop!
Teri Wilson said…
Gees you outdid yourself! What gorgeous cards and inspiration!
Linda T. said…
This release is a home run! I love the fall feel of these stamps and dies and your cards are absolutely beautiful!
Gail said…
So loving your art work here - love the squirrel pumpkins and sunflower stamp and dies - tFS
Brenda in IN said…
Wow, you made so many beautiful cards with this kit. I love the shiny embossed sunflowers and the squirrel is fantastic. I can't wait to see the video for that.
Rachel W said…
Great cards, so much inspiration and ideas!
Unknown said…
Love the masked panel on your first cards, and especially how the sunflower was offset. Hope when I try this it turns out half as good as yours!
Love the blue background which really makes the colours pop and the embossed sunflowers. Stunning projects!
Rosemary said…
beautiful cards and tags... you showcased the new kit to perfection!
Beejay said…
Wow! This is a lot of inspiration! I am really drawn to the sunflowers on the black background - STRIKING! Thanks!
Angie Wylie said…
Love the embossed sunflowers! I am ready to try this--such beautiful cards!
Unknown said…
Beautiful collection of cards using this awesome new kit! Hard to pick a favorite, but the "autumn greetings" card with the final layer of clear embossing on the sunflowers really adds that special something. What a great idea. TFS.
Mary Holshouser said…
Love the tags. I make all of my tags
so I'm always glad to get ideas.
thanks for sharing some wonderful
cards
Carol Henderson said…
These are all wonderful cards! I am in love with tide pool blue and the autumn shades. Think my Thanksgiving cards are going to have those colors in them this year. Thank you for the great color combo idea!
Lonya said…
Very Striking cards. I really can't pick a favorite. I'll have to try them all.
craftyd said…
Beautiful cards, glad I don't have to pick a favorite.
Dolores
Purple Princess said…
All of your cards are amazing!!
Arianna Barbara said…
Oh my!!! Love your stunning sunflowers and the beautiful colors of all your AWESOME creations!!! Great kit!!!
Like how you have shown the variety of versatility of the stamps/dies in the Sept Kit.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
Geri S said…
Looks like you were having too much fun making all those beautiful cards and tags! Thanks for all the ideas!!
Kleri said…
Love the squirrel and the sunflowers against the black background!Thank you for sharing all these beautiful and creative ideas!
Golda said…
Great examples! Love the blues with the autumn colors.
So many great creations!!! You're really an artist ! Some of your color combos are very unique and that's interesting.
Unknown said…
Wow great cards! Loving the aqua combo on those cards too!
Rena Jane said…
Thanks for sharing your cards with us - I can't wait until the kit shows up in my mailbox! Clear embossing those sunflowers really made a difference and looks great (I need to remember that I can do stuff like that🙂). Thanks again...
Andre M. said…
I love how your cards turned out. The colours are wonderful.
Stampin_melissa said…
Such lovely cards, I particularly adore the yellow sunflower with the blue background!
Monica said…
Thank you for sharing so many wonderful ideas and designs! You are very creative!
Linda said…
OMG, the sunflower on the black is breathtaking. I never would have used that... but now
Unknown said…
I love all your cards but I really LOVE the squirrel card. I'm going to have to add the shadow ink to my "want" list. Thanks for sharing.
~amy~ said…
Sooooo wonderful! I'm always in awe...you make the most fabulous cards and tons of them. So much inspiration!
Pam said…
Love what you did with the versa mark on the flowers.
Greta said…
Your cards are really beautiful!
Joyce said…
Loved how you used the woodgrain paper.
Windy said…
Beautiful cards! I love the embossed layer of the sunflower and the black background...very striking!
Denise Bryant said…
Awesome colors! Love the sunflower, pumpkins and squirrel! Fabulous designs!
MelissaF said…
Beautiful cards and tags, love them all, especially the sunflowers on blue.
Leena said…
I love your cards! So beautiful! I also love how you added green pumpkins. 🎃
AnnEsling3r said…
I always appreciate it when you show multiple uses for the same images. Thanks
Terri said…
I love the simple but elegant style of your cards!!
Katy said…
Love all the cards, especially the sunflowers. Love this release.
Love your one layer cards! The masking technique is beautiful. I like how it leaves a small white outline around the images.
Unknown said…
Oh my goodness, how can anyone pick a favorite? Three projects really catch my eye-the sunflowers on a black background, the lovely tags, and the squirrel framed by the woodgrain paper. So many beautiful ideas!
Sue A said…
Beautiful cards! I'm loving that sunflower stamp. Love the stamp with the Tide Pool background. It's stunning!
Kathy Mc said…
WOW, Ilina, your masking and sponging is perfect on that first card. Such a great variety of cards with your gorgeous sunflowers and pumpkins...and that squirrel is adorable!
Brand6 Duncan said…
Love all of your designs. So much inspiration. Your green pumpkins really inspired me. How cool would they look white and gold embossed. TFS
Dawn J said…
Wow, what an assortment of wonderful cards and ideas. I'm ready for fall just so I can use these new products.
Karen L K said…
Such nice looking cards! I like that you used something different such as green for some pumpkins.
Ann K. said…
Love the final clear embossed layer on the sunflowers...
Janette said…
Beautiful cards! Love seeing all the different ways to use this kit.
So much inspiration! Thanks for sharing!
Anonymous said…
Love this kit and all the add-ons! Your creations are superb - thanks for sharing !
Althea said…
Beautiful cards! This is a great autumn kit.
Stefanie White said…
Such wonderful ideas! Love the blue background, makes me think of a field of sunflowers!
Kris in Alaska said…
I just adore those sunflowers!
Unknown said…
Thank you Hero Arts! Looks great!
Unknown said…
So many beautiful cards! I think I love the squirrel the best.
Judie said…
Wow so many stunning creations!! Love the tags!
Angela Walters said…
All of your cards look wonderful, Iliana! Congratulations on becoming a member of the Hero Arts design team. I've seen you working towards that goal for years. I'm glad to see you finally accomplished it!