Monday, October 2, 2017

October My Monthly Hero and Giveaway!!!

Hi Stampers! 
Happy Monday! It's the first Monday of the month, which means it's time for the new My Monthly Hero kit and  Blog hop for the new October kit. I absolutely love the winter and Holiday theme of the kit and all the add ons! 

Let's take a look at the main kit! 


Here are the contents of this month's kit:
6x8 Clear Set
10 Frame Cuts
3 Fancy Dies
6 sheets 5x7 decorative paper: 3 assorted styles 2 of each
1 Thick Lacquer Pen
1 Silver Embossing Powder 0.5 oz 
1 Unicorn white Ink Cube
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 --4 stamp sets, 3 Coordinating Frame Cuts, 1 Layering die. 1 wood mounted stamp, and 3 Stamp 'n Cut sets!  First we have the Nice Elves stamp set and coordinating Nice Elves Frame Cuts. These images are so cute and will bring a smile to anyone's face.

Now, you have probably arrived here from Amy's blog, and if you haven't 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 Michelle's blof(and you don't want to miss her project, either).

Now onto my projects. The first one is a snow globe. I purchased the globe from a local craft store and it's perfect for this kit. I stamped each image twice and colored with chameleon pens. Next I adhered the North Pole station back to back (the image is symethical) and used acetate in the middle to adhere it to the bottom of the globe on which I adhered circle from one of the papers from the kit. I did same with the sleigh. I adhered Santa Clause and Mrs Clause using mounting tape to the house. I sprinkled some white pain inside the globe, let it dry and added artificial snow and frost sequins. I closed the globe. I added strip of the fancy paper around the lid to it looks nicer and on piece of Blush layering papers stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. Voila :) 


Now I have few cards. For the first one I stamped the images onto white card stock with Intense black ink and colored with Chameleon Pens and Color tops. Next I die cut them. I created the scene using white glitter paper and white card stock that I spayed with Sparkle Shimmer spray. I added vellum to the bottom. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder. I adhered my scene to Navy top folding note card and sprayed again with the shimmer spray. 

For my next card I stamped the images onto white card stock using Intense Black ink and colored again with Chameleon Pens and color tops. I trimmed my panel down to 5" x 3 3/4" and adhered to Navy base. I stamped the sentiment onto Navy card stock with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. Cut with circle infinity dies and adhered to my card. ;) 

Now look at some of the add ons. For this card I used the Nice Elves set and matching frame cuts. I stamped the elves on white card stock and colored with Chameleon pens and color tops. Then die cut them using the matching frame cuts. I cut a circle from vellum and stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed with Platinum embossing powder. I used one of the fancy papers from the kit to adhere them onto. Then adhered my panel to a blush note card. 


And now it's time for the naughty elves. I used some woodgrain card stock to cut the Paper Layering wooden door and then added some of the accessories. I stamped the elf with intense black ink and colored with Chameleon pens and color tops. I adhered the panel with the door onto white card base using dimensional  tape. I adhered the elf inside and stamped the sentiment. I stamped the sign from the Santa's door accessories set and cut using the coordinating frame cuts. I adhered it to the door to finish of my card. 







For my last, but not the least card I used Fluffy stocking stamp and cut set. I stamped the image and colored it with Chameleon pens and color tops then added some texture to the dog using the colorless blender. I die cut it using the coordinating frame cut. Using Versamark ink I stamped Swirly flower background onto kraft card stock and embossed with white satin pearl embossing powder. I cut a circle out using the infinity dies and adhered vellum on the back of my panel. I stamped the sentiment onto vellum stripe with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. Adhered it to my kraft panel. Then I adhered the panel onto Blush note card and adhered my image. To finish it off I added few white Nuvo Crystal white drops.



Full blog hop list:
Ilina Crouse -that's ME
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, 10/08 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 October 6th.  In order to not miss a kit, you can get a subscription (it's the way to go, trust me)



162 comments:

aasheeta said...

Love your creative snowglobe idea!

Where Imagination Takes Me said...

What awesome cards, the snowglobe is a great idea. Love the blue on the village, it really sets it off.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Loving all your Christmassy designs!

Unknown said...

your coloring and designs are beautiful!

Monica Maier said...

This kit is awesome and so are all of your creations! The snow globe is fantastic!

Kailash said...

How stunning is that snow globe, love all your creative designs!!!

Donnalee Boisseau said...

Awesome snow globe!!!!

Purple Princess said...

WOW! Such amazing cards and that snow globe rocks!!

JmB said...

I can't believe how beautiful that snow globe is. And, the cards are perfect. What a kit! And, what talent! Thank you for sharing.

Billie A said...

The snow globe is awesome. Beautiful. The other cards are so creative and love the designs and colors not to mention the awesome dies and stamps. those winter scenes are awesome. I am loving seeing this stamp kit.

Joan said...

Love all your projects, especially the snow globe. It looks so pretty and cool! I have so many ideas that pop in my head after seeing the great cards and globe that you made. Thank you.

Cindi Hall said...

I love all of your creations, especially the snow globe-what a neat idea!

Patt H. said...

Your snow globe is pure awesomeness!! I love it! Your cards are wonderful also. Thanks for sharing all this great inspiration.

Deborah Kaye said...

WOW! Your cards are wonderful! But that globe is incredibly cute!

Nicki said...

Wow, your snow globe was amazing. I kept scrolling and each card I saw I wanted to make. You are so very talented. Thanks for sharing.

Ceda said...

Really, I can explain!! lol

Susie said...

Love your cards! The Santa's door card is adorable (put that on my list). The snow globe is awesome! How do you make the snow float around - or did you shake it and very quickly take a picture?

Debbie B said...

Fantastic cards! Loved seeing your coloring with chameleon markers! Great work! Awesome new Hero Arts kit! So full of fun stamps to use for the holidays! Great blog hop with so much talent! Thanks for sharing yours!

Henriëtte said...

It was a delight to visit your blog, thanks for showing al the gorgeous cards and the awsome snow globe.

Avra Williams said...

I love every single project! That globe is brilliant!

Unknown said...

You made a snow globe!! OMG! How amazing!! All of your cards are fun too!! Great ideas, thank you.

Robin P said...

Everything you made is simply stunning but for mr the snow globe takes the prize.

FD91354 said...

Love your card ideas and especially the snow globe! wow! Interesting you are using the chameleon pens. I hear there is a learning curve on using them.. I'm so curious about them..

Debbie Rumpza said...

Gah! so many wonderful projects! Inspired! I adore your snow globe! I didn't know you could buy those... where did you find it? Also your cards are just beautiful!

Michelle Y said...

So many amazing projects!!

Karthikha said...

Wow! Fabulous set of creations! And your snow globe is a stunner!! Gorgeous!!

Isabel Z said...

This kit blows me away with its creativity, and your creations make me want it even more.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

All your creations are awesome and soooo Christmassy !! I love the snow globe so much !!

Deb Selby said...

Wow all your projects are spectacular. I can't wait to get my kit and dig in.

Anonymous said...

All are incredible, but your snowglobe is beyond breathtaking! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

Isabelle said...

Wow, you did have fun with this kit ! Plenty inspiration for me when I'll have received my kit.

Unknown said...

Great cards, my favorite was the door card with the naughty elf inside.

jet said...

love the real life snowglobe. Great work so creative and fun.

Michelle H said...

Thank you for letting your creativity come out today. I'm a snow globe collector, so I really enjoyed that particular project. Great job

Nikki said...

Wow, wonderful projects, the snow globe is beautiful.

GrammyP said...

WOW! What amazing cards! I love them all but I really loved your Snowglobe! How beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

berokke said...

All of the cards are adorable! The cute door with the naughty elf behind it is so clever!

Diana Johnson said...

Love the cards and the snow globe!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such wonderful cards an I love the snow globe!! Thanks for sharing....

Jenni Lou said...

Love, love, love the snow globe! Thanks for sharing!

Phyllis said...

WOW! Your cards are great, but the snow globe is super awesome. You hit it out of the park on these creations.

Unknown said...

Love that snow globe!! The cards are amazing also!! Thanks for sharing.

Amy C. said...

Wow, you've really created some amazing projects with this new kit! Very beautiful and creative.

zehra said...

Wow, your cards are beautiful but your snow globe is over the top. Love the kit.

Jenny said...

Wow, just amazing projects and cards. Thanks for sharing!

Pookie said...

all your projects are nice but my favorites have to beat a snow globe and the elf behind the door.

judy said...

I love all of your cards and the fantastic snow globe!

Christy Malone said...

Your projects are all great, but that snowglobe is amazing! I love it!!

Carole R said...

Awesome snow globe! All your cards are lovely too! Thanks for sharing.

Jill said...

Wonderful cards and love the snow globe!!!!

Erin said...

Superb card designs! How I love them all

Tina said...

The Snowglobe! The Snowglobe!! Gah! it's too much I love your designs!

Unknown said...

Beautifully done. I just love those elves. Love your snow globe.

Natalie Winterstein said...

Love your cards and adorable snow globe! Love!

beachgirl0323 said...

I love snow globes and yours is so cute.

smileygal2 said...

So, so cute! Love the snow globe. The elves are super, duper cute as well!

Unknown said...

Awesome, you're so clever. These are just lovely.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Your snow globe is ingenous! Fabulous crds with the add on sets! This is such a creative set and kit! You did an awesome job and this is terrific inspiration!

Jennifer T. said...

Wonderful cards! Love the snow globe!

Mimi's Craftroom said...

That snow globe is fabulous. What great idea!

newscrapper said...

Wow your snow globe is amazing I love it. Your cards are so adorable love them. This is a great kit there are so many different ways to make a scene.

Annette:) said...

I can't pick a favorite! They were all so special.

Colleen said...

Oh my so many great cards, but that snow globe is adorable, love it

McStamper said...

Your snow globe is fabulous. Love your cards, too.

~amy~ said...

Um WOW. All of your projects are FABulous!!!!!

Starr said...

I love them all, such beautiful cards and the snow globe is just awesome! thank you for sharing.

Mary W said...

Awesome cards and projects. The globe is wonderful.

Ann K said...

Fabulous inspiration - each one of your examples is outstanding!!!

MelissaF said...

Beautiful cards and amazing snow globe! Love this kit, thanks for sharing so many ideas for it!

Gay Ferland said...

Love the snow globe!!! And the stamp set!

Lacey said...

Whoa you have been busy! I love the variety you have created. The snow globe is so beautiful! And the cards show so many awesome ideas of how to use the stamp sets! Fantastic work.

Brand6 Duncan said...

This kit and add-ons really knocked my socks off. You really showcase the kit with your designs and show Howe versatile this months kit is. Great job. TFS

Sue D said...

Fabulous snow globe and wonderful variety of cards.

Unknown said...

I need to get some wood grain paper...love it!

Gretchen said...

I love all the shimmer and shiny! Love that sneaky elf behind the door!

paperpicnic said...

Wow, I'm blown away by all of your projects, Ilina! Each one is stunning!

MJ said...

Snow globe AMAZING! The rest of your cards are really beautiful also. TFS

Stefanie White said...

Awesome snow globe idea! Your cards are great too, I’m really digging the navy blue instead of black.

Unknown said...

You are amazing. You just come up with one wonderful card after another.

Kari V. said...

Super cute projects! Your snowglobe is awesome and I just LOVE that door die cut!

Some Lucky Dog said...

Those elf stamps are soooo cute!

Unknown said...

What a great idea with the snow globe! Love all the cards.

PA said...

Great cards especially, LOVE the Pup in Stocking! WOW! An actual snow globe created using Hero Arts Monthly Kit stamps! Sweet!

Karen L K said...

What great looking cards! You are so creative creating a globe!

Unknown said...

Omg!!! Your cards are fantastic!!! The snow globe is such a creative way to utilize different elements from the kit...such versatility...I am so jealous. Your work is awesome!!

Unknown said...

Omg!!! Your cards are fantastic!!! The snow globe is such a creative way to utilize different elements from the kit...such versatility...I am so jealous. Your work is awesome!!

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Oh wow!!! Fabulous inspiration here today!!! Your projects are all so amazing and beautiful! I absolutely LOVE your snow globe!!!! That is outstanding! And all your cards are fantastic!!!! Thank you for sharing!
Hugs,
Jo in Jersey

ngm132 said...

You're so creative. Love the snow globe.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful Xmas kit!!!
Love your stunning projects!!! Your snow globe is totally breathless!!!!

Phi said...

Great cards, but I absolutely love your snow globe! Its just gorgeous. I must go out and find a DIY snow globe. Thanks for the inspiration.

Joy said...

Wow! Such wonderfully creative cards and that snow globe is adorable! This kit has endless possibilities!

Becca Yahrling said...

This is such an awesome kit for Christmas! I love the many possibilities
within this kit. Your cards are beautiful! That elf is adorable; love the
door die. And your Snow Globe is stunning!!

Theresa's Studio said...

Amazing cards! And Love the snow globe! You really out did your self! Wow!!

Jan Elmore said...

What a terrific collection of cards! Simply stunning!

Sophie Duncan said...

So many gorgeous ideas :) What a pretty snow globe, and your naughty elf card made me giggle !

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful! the snow globe is over the top, would make a nice gift for someone with little room to add things into. The possibilities are endless. Thanks for sharing the great release.

liz said...

Oh my word! That snow globe.... amazing!

Sande said...

The snow globe is amazing. Wow.! Your cards are gorgeous and I can't pick a favorite. Great release and thanks for sharing.

WendyC said...

Amazing snow globe! I would have never thought to do that. Great inspiration. Thank you!

Dee Earnshaw said...

so many delightful creations BUT OMG your snow globe is adorable:)

Jackie said...

Your projects are great. I wish I hadn't missed out on this kit!

DoriG said...

Snow Globe! LOVE the Snow Globe~it's a 3-d shaker card. I'm amazed at How Fast the kit sold out!

Unknown said...

Wonderful cards! The snow globe reminds me of last years monthly kit with the snow globe dies. Anyone remember how much fun that kit was....and still is? Love your cheeky elf and nice elves. So many wonderful ideas, thank you!

SMWhite said...

Such cute cards!!

Jess said...

Love all your cards.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Fabulous projects!

Julie from NZ said...

So many amazing and creative designs. I can't decide which is my favourite.

Carol said...

Fabulous projects.

Unknown said...

Wow! Amazing cards. I especially like the snow globe!

Tami said...

What a great idea with the snow globe! I love it!

Deedee Maldy said...

You knocked it out of the park with the snow globe! What a great idea and your execution was perfect!

jag said...

I love all your projects. This is an amazing set.

Angie Wylie said...

You did a great job showcasing this kit. I want everything!! Thanks for sharing.

Di said...

Awesome snowglobe and some fantastic cards as well, this is a wonderful kit, love it.
Diane Brown.

Lee said...

All of your cards are wonderful (and I do mean wonderful -- the one with all the little people and objects waving hi -- too cute!) BUT you MUST make a video to show us had you made the snow globe.

Unknown said...

Great cards...loved the door one, but the snow globe takes the cake!

Robert Wilhelm said...

Just found your blog and love I. I will be subscribing. What an amazing kit from Hero Arts. It sold out so quick, I got the email and a few hours later when I went to order it, it was sold out :(

Denise Bryant said...

Love your snowglobe and awesome cards! The door card is a favorite!

Susie G. said...

Great projects. Love the snow globe

LaNell said...

Darling cards. My favorite is the fluffy dog.

Beverley said...

Such a wonderful range of cards, Hero Arts does us proud and the cards you've made from the kit are beautiful

Valerija said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the colors and your coloring is fantastic. Love all of your projects, but amazing snow globe is my favourite.

Cynthia Cole said...

Wow, I am blown away by your creativity! Love your snow globe and those cute cards!

jcamp2020 said...

You used everything, I swear! The globe was such a nice surprise. And so clever! You are very talented!
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Good Kardma by Jules said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE that snow globe - how creative! And your cards are lovely and cute. Love your coloring!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the snowglobe. I just threw
a jar in the trash and then remembered
that I wanted to keep it for just such
a project. I'm so glad I did.
thanks for the idea.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic cards! I love your idea with the snowglobe! So much creativity.

Andrew and Bertha Pilgrim said...

Some really lovely projects. I like the idea of the snow globe as well. Very creative.

Shannon said...

Love the snow globe - fabulous!

Sophie Farah said...

I am just blown away by that snow globe... there is something so nostalgic about it that I just want to curl up in a blanket by the fire and the dim light of a Christmas tree! Seriously, so wonderful and inspiring - thank you oh so much for sharing! :)

Leila and Elizabeth said...

The possibilities in this kit are endless. I love it!

Julia said...

OMG the door with the elf eating cookies is my favorite of your cards. It made me smile. All your cards are great!

Kelley said...

I love the globe and chuckled at the Dear Santa, I can explain card!

Peege said...

What an amazing creative snow globe and I'm smitten with the dog is the prettiest pink stocking!

Kris in Alaska said...

I love the shimmery mountains and the snow globe!

Miriam Prantner said...

That snow globe is amazing!!!! LOVE that!

Steph said...

Such a creative way too use the wooden door on a card. Love the colors you chose for Santa's house.

Jill said...

Your snowglobe project is amazing!

Helen Gullett said...

WOW! Ilina... that snow globe is totally AWESOME and FANTASTIC! I love the scene on each of your cards. Just beautiful!

Heather DePasquale said...

This new kit is amazing. So many fun cards. Love your creative door with elf waiting behind it. Thanks HA!

Leena said...

I AM SO IN LOVE WITH YOUR SNOWGLOBE! 😍 Your cards are just so precious too!

Ann K. said...

Oh, that naughty elf... too adorable! Thanks for sharing!

pajaropr said...

WOW, great creations.

Unknown said...

Wonderful artwork! Love the snow globe.

Janet said...

Such a fun kit! Love the scenes you created with it! 😍
God bless!

Sallyann said...

Adorable cards and so creative. This kit looks like it's so much fun.

Andre M. said...

So much awesomeness you created. Love the snow globe and the scene within. Thanks for the inspiration.

Mary M said...

I almost signed up for the kit last month so it would have started with this month......I so wish I had. I think this is my favorite one so far.

Liz O. said...

So many wonderful cards! Love them all, thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!!

Mirjam F said...

Wow love the snowglobe. The cards that you made are such fun too, especially the one with the door, so funny.

Cherri B said...

You have given me such great ideas, especially the snow globe - that is so cute! And the door card with the naughty elf is my favorite I think - made me laugh out loud! Can't wait for this kit!

La Posie said...

This kit is amazing. And so versatile - I love your snowglobe idea :)

Lady Joyful said...

Wow, I adore that snow globe! And your cards are so lovely.

Kim Faucher said...

Such an amazing collection of cards you have!!! Thanks for all the inspiration

Judie said...

Wow so many beautiful creations!! and that globe woooow!!!

Unknown said...

This kit is amazing! I'm sad i missed out, it would have been the perfect set coming up to Christmas.

Karen said...
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Karen said...

I really like your snow globe and the first card is my favorite from all the cards. All of your cards are brilliant! And I just love your use of Chameleon Color Tones Pens, and Color Tops, I was beginning to think I was the only paper crafter who used them!!! Well, I only have Color Tones for now, you've introduced me to the color tops, and I have to be honest here, I'm in freaking LOVE!!!! On your first card, I just love the way your sky looks, the darkness of it, highlighted by the random stars... Nice! The snow globe was a really great idea! Please enter my name in the hero arts giveaway... I would be so happy to win this kit, you have no idea how much it would mean to me.

Barb Thompson said...

love them all, but especially the puppy, the naughty elf, and your amazing snow globe. I need to learn how to make those!

Unknown said...

You always have the most out of the box projects. Love it!

Sheri said...

Oh my goodness! The snow globe is adorable as are all the cards. This kit has so many options!

Jackie said...

Awesome cards!! And that snow globe is fabulous!! You showed the kit off fabulously

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