January My Monthly Hero Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hi Stampers! 
Happy Monday! And welcome to another My Monthly Hero release.  Hope you are following the blog hop, and if you are already tired, don't worry you are almost to the end. There are only 2 more stops after me, but trust me you don't want to miss them. The best comes last. 

This month's kit is called Layered Love. And if you are like me, you will fall in love with the font of the stamps of this kit. It's perfect for Valentine's day, anniversary, friendship etc. For me is like knocking two birds with one stone, as our anniversary is in February (10 days after Valentine's day). Let's take a look at the main kit




Kit Contents:
4" x 6" Layered on Love Clear Stamp Set
Four Coordinating dies
4 ink cubes (Passion Flower, Navy, Red Royal and Mulled Wine)
2 5"x7" Shizen decorative paper
1 5.5"x8.5" Stardream Coral Cardstock
1 5.5"x8.5" Stardream Rose Quartz Cardstock
1 5.5"x8.5" Stardream Kunzite Cardstock
Heart Sequins Mix 1.5 oz
Pink Prisma Embossing Powder 0.5 oz

The value of the kit is nearly $62, but it is sold at $34.99.

There are also some amazing  add-on products this month - 3 clear stamp sets with coordinating Frame Cuts, 4 woodblock stamps, one Paper Layering die, one Fancy Die. You will also find a DIY calendar kit and Original and Mini MISTI stamping tools in the Hero Arts store today! And this time I can't pick a favorite because I love them all!!!! 


Now, you have probably arrived here from Libby'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 Clare's blog(and you don't want to miss her project, either).

I am starting with two projects I had shared over the Hero Arts blog using the main kit. So head over there for complete details for the following two cards. But don't you love that intricate heart die from the kit? 

For my first card I used the main kit. I stamped the "&" with Strawberry bold ink, then the 2nd step with Versamark and embossed with Gold. As well as  the you and me sentiments. I created shaker card using the sequins and the pretty papers from the kit. 



For my second card I used the Bouquet wood mount stamp along with a sentiment from the Color Layering rose. I stamped with Intense Black ink and colored with my copics. Then stamped the sentiment on black layering paper and embossed with white embossing powder. Assembled my card and added some Nuvo Drops for finishing touch.



For my next card I used the Love birds stamp and cut set. I stamped the birds on Arches watercolor paper and colored with Zig clean color real brush pens, then die cut them. I created my background using some Daniel Smith watercolors, stamped and embossed the sentiment and assembled my card. 



For the next two card I used the Love Bandit set. I created two different shaker cards one using white tulle and the second one classic shaker card using acetate. Isn't that raccoon the cutest? 






And for my final card I used the Color Layering Rose set along with the Happily Ever After wood mount stamps. I used Cotton Candy, Rose Madder and Gold embossing powder for the roses and Fresh Lawn and Gold embossing powder for the leaves. 




GiveawayHero 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. (They will reimburse you if you have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, January 14th 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 January 12th

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Comments

Dee Earnshaw said…
Oh my, your have really out done your self today - these cards are out of this world gorgeous - I am so in love with your elegant 'love and Friendship' card - definitely one to case. Thanks for the ideas:)
Unknown said…
Wow! You’ve been busy. I don’t know how you create so many beautiful cards so quickly. Loving the floral ampersand cards but all of them are beautiful. Bandits are adorable.
Denise Kasbohm said…
Your red and black card is so striking. Love it!
Cristina said…
Beautiful cards!! I love all the embossing!
Jennifer said…
Wow, wow, wow~! You used such a great variety of styles - something for everyone. I love your shakers, love the raccoon and the lovebirds are so vibrant!!!
Kati C said…
Oh my goodness!! You made such a variety of lovely cards!! The shaker cards with the raccoons are just adorable! The ones with the roses are just stunning but the first one with the open heart die and the ampersand is just so very unique!! They're all just wonderful! Thanks for giving me inspiration!
dligon said…
so many cute cards. I just love the shaker card
Joy said…
Wow! So many cards and so creative! You've been a busy gal!
Karen H said…
Beautiful, gorgeous cards. That little love bandit has stolen my heart!
Anonymous said…
All so lovely and cheerful!
Nancy Carr said…
Great cards!
Barbara said…
So many cards and all so beautiful. Great use of this amazing kit! :)
That’s such an amaz Set of cards !
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katrynka said…
I love all of your cards! You are trying to convince me to buy more add on items! LOL
JmB said…
These cards are gorgeous. I love this kit and seeing your unique designs created with the pieces. Thank you for sharing.
Mandy Emerton said…
Such a wonderdul collection of cards!!
Unknown said…
loved all your cards, very interested in the water coloring
bev p said…
They are all wonderful, and way too much to comment on all. The shakers are so much fun and the florals are beautiful.
Denise G. said…
Wow! What a fantastic collection of cards! They are all gorgeous but those raccoons are so darn cute!
Sherry said…
gorgeous cards! love them!
Gina H said…
very nice cards
Karen Howard said…
Thanks for all of the great ideas on how to use the kit. I am ready to order one now.
Grams716 said…
Your cards are AMAZING! Love them all.
D.Ann C said…
From the uber elegant to the super fun... a fabulous batch of projects! Love this kit!
Joy Meadows said…
A beautiful group of cards, Ilina! Love the kit and the add ons, too.
Michelle Brown said…
This really is a beautiful assortment of cards and creativity 😍 Thanks for sharing!
Pennie said…
Your cards are amazing! Incredibly beautiful!
Eva Perkins said…
Love the kit! Cannot wait to start making cards with these beautiful stamps.
Debbie B said…
WoW!~ Your card are gorgeous and adorable! As soon as I pick a favorite I scroll down to another favorite!~ Love those pink roses! Fantastic creating! Thanks for sharing! Love this kit!
Lindar C said…
Oh my gosh! Those raccoons are adorable!!!
Linda said…
YOur cards are so feminine! and sweet! Happy Valentine's
Sue D said…
Wonderful variety of cards. I like the embossing and the adorable raccoon.
Windy said…
Wow, such a variety! Love them! Thanks for using the heart die from the kit. No one has, so far, and I was hoping to see it.
Cindy C. said…
You really showcased the beautiful kit with these gorgeous cards!!
Gloria said…
I'm amazed truly spectacular cards. Still really love the raccoon but my favorite is ths intricate heart it looks like an angel to me.
MelissaF said…
Wow, so many gorgeous cards, and several shakers too! Love the raccoon ones, so super cute.
Janet D. said…
WOW, gorgeous and fun!! Love your shaker cards!
Vikki H said…
I very seldom buy the kits cuz I have so many stamps but your posts have persuaded me in the past! So much great inspiration! Thanks.
I love your cards, sooo cute! This raccoon is full of mischief. :0)
Tindaloo said…
Absolutely gorgeous cards and lovely coloring of the motif stamps ♥
Oh my goodness, you knocked it out of the park with your cards!! Unbelievably fabulous.
Eve N said…
You have so many great cards that I keep coming back to your blog. Lovely cards!
Sallyann said…
Love all your cards! Thanks for all the inspiration!!
Stef Perry said…
Such a gorgeous selection of cards! You've really showcased this release so beautifully.
Jodi Warren said…
Love the raccoon shaker cards. Those were great. You have some great ideas. The embossed Heart die cut is very cleaver and gorgeous.
Unknown said…
love the gold embossed flower and both your shaker cards are GORG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Christine said…
Great cards. I like the gold one best - so elegant. The paper is beautiful too. The racoons are very cute.
Carol said…
You have my creativity on boil. Can't wait to get started.!
~amy~ said…
Always enjoy visiting...so much inspiration!
Arianna Barbara said…
Amazing Valentine's cards!!!
Lynn C. said…
Love all your cards. So darn cute. Thanks for sharing.
Shawninaz said…
Wow you really went all out and made so many great cards, thanks so much for the beautiful inspiration!
Debbie Rumpza said…
I love your cards! That red background paper is amazing... So many great things in this kit.
Betty said…
fantastic cards, Ilina - particularly love the rose card!
Penelope said…
Awesome cards! So many ideas, wonderful!
MJ said…
All your cards are beautiful but sorry that little raccoon just steals the show! Great shakers. TFS
Beverly said…
Oh my goodness! You went to town on this kit release! All the card are more beautiful than the next! Wonderful creativity!
Billie A said…
Your cards are so creative and the kit release looks wonderful. I love seeing the raccoons.. they are so darling..
Kim Potts said…
Wow, so many pretty cards!
Gigi said…
all of the cards are really pretty. I love the first ones where you used mostly items from the kit. thank you for showing various options.
Cyndi said…
I DO love that intricate heart die! Great cards, great release.
abhoneyab said…
Wow, such a great job! Thank you for the inspiration!
Fabulous cards. Thanks for the inspiration
Janet Trapp said…
Wow! Fantastic 💗
Wow -- all your projects are fantastic! I really love how you used the new release :)
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
Your creation with this kit is so fun and sweet!
FD91354 said…
What fun projects! They are all so beautiful and creative.
Miriam Prantner said…
So many great cards! I love the patterned paper in this kit and your birds are so bright and vibrant!
Iris said…
Gorgeous cards - love the roses with the gold embossing.
Karthikha said…
So many beautiful cards!! Each one is different and beautiful :)
Paula H. said…
These are all so beautiful and such different styles! Can't pick a favorite!
Andre M. said…
You've shared a lovely range of cards that beautifully showcase the new products. From the gorgeous papers to the adorable images, it's all so fabulous.
Unknown said…
Great variety of card designs and techniques! The shaker card with the confetti behind the tulle is such a nice effect! On the ampersand shaker card, the Strawberry bold ink + gold embossing combo is beautiful together! And lastly, on the "Happily Ever After", I love the way you placed the roses! Thank you for sharing your designs!
Denise Bryant said…
Gorgeous stamps and dies to make these lovely cards! The Bouquet stamp is a favorite!
Ericka Strange said…
Oh my so much gorgeousness and inspiration! Love the gold embossing and the roses! The raccoon and birds are so cute! Great job!
Unknown said…
Love this release and your cards. Hard to pick a favorite, but OH - those shaker cards! How adorable... Diana O
Judie said…
Wow so many gorgeous creations! I love the first one with the bold red and black!
Andrea Hastilow said…
Adore the cards you've made from this release, they look so good you must of had lots of fun and even gave us some shaker cards in with them all.
Stacey Kowbel said…
So many beautiful cards! One of my favourites is the first one shared on the Hero Arts blog - I just love that heart! I love the shakers that you made and the use of the tulle.
Dawn J said…
These are all so beautiful, thanks for sharing.
Wow! You've been hard at work! Each card is amazing! I really love your first rose with love card. Perfectly elegant. I love shaker cards. So many options with this new kit. Thanks to all!
Jackie said…
Wow, you've been busy!! Each of your cards are amazing and it was nice to see some unique ones using the kit. My favourite is the second one with the Love from the kit and those gorgeous roses. So beautiful. All your cards are wonderful but that one catches my eye!!
Lagene said…
Oh my GOODNESS AWESOME cars! Great release!
beachgirl0323 said…
Those lovebirds are my favorite. Depending on the colors you use they can be used on card for almost any occasion.
Jean said…
Gorgeous cards! This is an amazing kit and you have rocked it!
Anonymous said…
Your creations from this kit are amazing! You showcased it wonderfully!
Cheryl said…
Love all your cards!
Kate B said…
Wow, so many fantastic cards!!