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August My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway

Aug 02, 2020 Jessica Frost-Ballas

Hello friends, thanks so much for joining us during the countdown these past few days! Jess is here to share the final peek at the August My Monthly Hero Kit before tomorrow's release at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. 

Hello! Jess here with a clean and simple look at the August My Monthly Hero kit!

I love the peaceful feel to this kit and decided to create my own version of a paradise: complete with books and a soft kitty! :) I started by stamping the images with Intense-ified Black Ink and colored them with Copic markers. Once I was done coloring I die-cut them with the coordinating dies. I also die-cut the 'Greetings From' sentiment from Hero Hues Pitch Black cardstock.

Next I blended a little Splash Reactive Ink onto a panel of Hero Hues Dove White cardstock using a blending brush. Then I use my MISTI to stamp the rest of the sentiment with Intens-ified Black Ink.  I trimmed the panel down to 4" by 5.25" and adhered it to a Dove White top-folding card base. Finally I added my die-cut images and the sentiment. I also decided to fussy cut the kitty and nestle him into the hanging chair to make it look even more seamless! It's a simple scene but I find the most relaxing times are often the simplest! :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic rest of your weekend!

*** Win a kit before you can buy it *** Just leave a comment on this (and every) Countdown to Creativity post. We’ll randomly draw one lucky winner from all the comments left across all countdown posts. The winner will be announced first thing Monday morning, August 3, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!

116 Responses

Angela Reed

Angela Reed

August 04, 2020

I love this card and kit… looks relaxing and sending cards with this will hopefully help friends in this time if stress.

Doreen R

Doreen R

August 03, 2020

This card is very cute. So glad I signed up for the MMH kits.

Debra Archer

Debra Archer

August 03, 2020

This reminds me of something someone said a couple months ago: “We’re all in the same storm, but we’re in different boats.” I’m blessed to be in a good place during this tough time, but know so many who are struggling. Thanks for the reminder that we can be thankful for where we are!

HelleDG

HelleDG

August 03, 2020

Beautiful card. Thank you for making something so nice of a trying situation! 🤗

Lynn Cyert

Lynn Cyert

August 03, 2020

Such a sweet card!

Julie Gastelum

Julie Gastelum

August 03, 2020

Cute card, very sweet.

lee

lee

August 03, 2020

Oh, this is the sweetest card ever!!

K. Eley

K. Eley

August 03, 2020

Such a fantastic card! Very relaxing feel. The scene does look like paradise! Woo-hoo so excited for the release!!!!

Emily Henry

Emily Henry

August 03, 2020

So inviting!

Carol MJS

Carol MJS

August 03, 2020

Love anything with kitties! Looks like a fabulous kit.

Katie Coggins

Katie Coggins

August 03, 2020

Love this Jess and the sneaks look perfect for a range of cards

Carolyn

Carolyn

August 03, 2020

Sweet little paradise. Thanks for sharing.

Carol H

Carol H

August 03, 2020

Great card – the cat looks very chilled out 😊 x

Sandy

Sandy

August 03, 2020

Aw! I love the little kitty curled up in the chair. What a great selection of images in the kit.

tina z

tina z

August 03, 2020

ooh, super cute!

Pamela McGillin

Pamela McGillin

August 03, 2020

I’m pretty sure this will be my fave kit of 2020! Then again, I thought last months kit was going to be my 2020 fave!

Lisa Martis

Lisa Martis

August 03, 2020

I really like the softness and floating feeling of this card (especially the kitty). Makes a girl want a nap!

Lisa Martis

Lisa Martis

August 03, 2020

I really like the softness and floating feeling of this card (especially the kitty). Makes a girl want a nap!

Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)

Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)

August 03, 2020

Really sweet design! I love the little dozing kitty.

SHartl

SHartl

August 03, 2020

I am just loving this sweet card design and this kit looks like the perfect one to balance out all the stress and craziness of the past several months.

Amy G

Amy G

August 03, 2020

What a sweet card! Who wouldn’t want to curl up in that chair?

Regine

Regine

August 03, 2020

very beautiful and perfect for cats lovers!

Linda

Linda

August 03, 2020

So adorable!

Tamra Barnes

Tamra Barnes

August 03, 2020

I love it, so peaceful! And hoping the Soft Kitty warm kitty was a Big Bang Theory Easter egg! If not…never mind!

Sherry Shelton

Sherry Shelton

August 03, 2020

A simple card that is very peaceful looking.

Judy

Judy

August 02, 2020

I love these images in the staycation themed kit!!

anthonette

anthonette

August 02, 2020

What a nice card, so peaceful

Nancy T

Nancy T

August 02, 2020

very nice and relaxing.

Christina M Dauven

Christina M Dauven

August 02, 2020

I love the kitty relaxing in the chair so cute and true to life.

Cindi Johnson

Cindi Johnson

August 02, 2020

So cute! Cats make everything seem cozy!

Amy Cooley

Amy Cooley

August 02, 2020

Fun new images in this kit!

Carol Wortman

Carol Wortman

August 02, 2020

Oh my goodness this is so sweet! The little kitty is perfect in her snuggle chair! This MMH kit is going to be the best way to send a comfy distant hug to absolutely anyone! Cannot wait to see the add ons!

Beth Merrill

Beth Merrill

August 02, 2020

Thanks for this example of how to create a scene that’s easy for any of us to do!

Elaine Wood

Elaine Wood

August 02, 2020

That’s just so cute I’m pretty sure my cat’s would all try that chair.

Caroline Livermore

Caroline Livermore

August 02, 2020

So cozy makes me feel like taking a nap!

Kendra

Kendra

August 02, 2020

I LOVE the kitty in the chair! Just makes you want to snuggle up. This kit looks like it has a lot of fun elements.

karenajo

karenajo

August 02, 2020

Yes, a very relaxing scene- love all the elements, especially the cute kitty. Looks like a wonderful new kit! Thanks for sharing!

Marianna

Marianna

August 02, 2020

Darling card!

Vanessa Carroll

Vanessa Carroll

August 02, 2020

Love the simple card!

Joyce

Joyce

August 02, 2020

What a peaceful and lovely scene you created.

Seema Raja

Seema Raja

August 02, 2020

This kit is simply awesome! Love how this card shows everybody needs to relax including our pets. Love it!

Cynthia O

Cynthia O

August 02, 2020

So sweet! Great scene, Jess

Carole Anne Patterson

Carole Anne Patterson

August 02, 2020

I love your card!

dori

dori

August 02, 2020

Oh my goodness, Jessica, a kitty and a potted plant?? Love it!!

Jackie S

Jackie S

August 02, 2020

I love how the cat is all snuggled up. It’s such a relaxing card.

Susan Petersen

Susan Petersen

August 02, 2020

Cute.

Jane A McBee

Jane A McBee

August 02, 2020

I love the kitten in the chair, oh so cute.

Toni L

Toni L

August 02, 2020

Very sweet and calming. Can hardly wait to see what else is in this kit!

Rhonna Blatt

Rhonna Blatt

August 02, 2020

Love this card. It looks so peaceful.

Andrea B

Andrea B

August 02, 2020

This card is so cute! I would love to be in this little scene!

Sue D

Sue D

August 02, 2020

so cute with the addition of the cat.

Kimberly McField

Kimberly McField

August 02, 2020

Very cute, and I LOVE the size of the sentiments. I hope they’re in the main kit!

sharon gullikson

sharon gullikson

August 02, 2020

Oh, I just love this! The kitty in a swinging chair is so sweeeet

Joyce Soo Hoo

Joyce Soo Hoo

August 02, 2020

Jessica, your card is so nice.

Melissa Friedrich

Melissa Friedrich

August 02, 2020

Love you paradise scene with books and a cute kitty, and the softly blended background too

Cindy Johnson

Cindy Johnson

August 02, 2020

I love clean and simple cards! Thank you for the great inspiration! Can’t wait to play!

Debbie McKelvey

Debbie McKelvey

August 02, 2020

Ho sweet is the cat sleeping in the chair?! I love the scene so relaxing I want to get my book and lose myself in it. LOL Great job!

Jodi W.

Jodi W.

August 02, 2020

Jess – great card and thanks for showing how to put the extra’s into the chair. Such a great scene.

Felicia C

Felicia C

August 02, 2020

Okay. Now you got me! Having a kitty snuggling is the best relaxation therapy in the world. Thank you Hero Arts for creating such wonderful products, especially significant in today’s trying times!

Mary Holshouser

Mary Holshouser

August 02, 2020

Appreciate the stress on reading.
Love that swing chair.
Great card. thanks for sharing
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Barbara A Wolters

Barbara A Wolters

August 02, 2020

Soft and Simple, so relaxing. So excited about this month’s card kit.

Susan

Susan

August 02, 2020

Cozy and safe at home!

Fionna Wheatley

Fionna Wheatley

August 02, 2020

This is so true for all of us at the moment! Thanks Jessica!

Francine

Francine

August 02, 2020

Excited for the full reveal. Looks like a great theme.

Sheri Kempke

Sheri Kempke

August 02, 2020

Love this card—especially the cut kitty! This looks like a terrific kit!

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

August 02, 2020

Lovely card!

Lisa

Lisa

August 02, 2020

The sentiments are fantastic – love the fonts too. Lots of great uses for this kit.

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

August 02, 2020

Cute card! That kitty cat looks so comfortable and cozy!

Diana Morrison

Diana Morrison

August 02, 2020

Love the simplicity and coziness of this card. Looks like a fun kit.

J. Vega

J. Vega

August 02, 2020

I like everything we have seen from this kit, but in this card the sentiments are very pretty.

Leanne in Cali

Leanne in Cali

August 02, 2020

Very nice and relaxing card! Looking forward to this fun new kit!!

Rema DeLeeuw

Rema DeLeeuw

August 02, 2020

Cute card!

Georgie

Georgie

August 02, 2020

I love anything with cats. I’m hoping to win this month’s kit as it’s a great summer scene maker. I have ideas in my head already. Thanks for sharing another part of the kit.

Georgie

Georgie

August 02, 2020

Thanks for showing this chair. I am a great cat lover and this is perfect in a porch scene.

Robin Keith

Robin Keith

August 02, 2020

I love this card so much. It makes me feel such comfort!

Julia D.

Julia D.

August 02, 2020

I’m loving this kit and all the beautiful cards are making me wish I had a little nook to hide away in! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Sheryl C

Sheryl C

August 02, 2020

Such a sweet card. Many great stamps in the August kit!

Rosemary D

Rosemary D

August 02, 2020

A very fun and relaxing card!

Marla Cales

Marla Cales

August 02, 2020

So many cute ideas cards. I literally can’t wait until tomorrow to see everything in the kit ❤️

Marilee DeMars

Marilee DeMars

August 02, 2020

I just love your card — it reminds me of my first apartment, and brings back good feelings.

Teri S.

Teri S.

August 02, 2020

Such a sweet CAS card Jess. I love the kitty on the pillow in the basket chair. This is my favourite kit release so far as I can so relate to everything I’ve seen in the sneak previews.

Julie Wexler

Julie Wexler

August 02, 2020

Jessica- could that scene be any cuter? Makes me want to go findown wherever my cat is napping and curl up with her :-). Thanks for sharing the sneak peek! Take Care

Alanna Purewall

Alanna Purewall

August 02, 2020

I love this card! It’s clean and simple and still has a lot of visual interest. That faint blue background is just perfect!

Meghan Kennihan

Meghan Kennihan

August 02, 2020

I love these sentiments! What a relaxing scene!

Marie T

Marie T

August 02, 2020

Great call to fussy cut the cute kitty – perfect!

DL

DL

August 02, 2020

I really like this group of images… Very calming, very homey.

Kelsey Thomas

Kelsey Thomas

August 02, 2020

I love this card!

Kailash

Kailash

August 02, 2020

Lovely CAS design, fabulous peaceful scene😊

Rachel W

Rachel W

August 02, 2020

another great card. This one reminds me of the old vintage postcards. I can’t wait to see the whole kit and add-ons.

Nancy Knapp

Nancy Knapp

August 02, 2020

Love the kitty! Also the books. Great card!

Valerija

Valerija

August 02, 2020

So so sweet and beautiful card! Love the image and soft colours.
Valerija xx

Denise Bryant

Denise Bryant

August 02, 2020

Love this sweet card! I’d like to make one just like it, but I’d have to color the kitty Sealpoint Siamese-style, like my Coco!

Karen L Hetherington

Karen L Hetherington

August 02, 2020

Sweet card idea. I am looking forward to the full reveal tomorrow.

Rebecca Ednie

Rebecca Ednie

August 02, 2020

Very zen scene. Great kit.

Golda

Golda

August 02, 2020

What a fun card! That is bound to encourage someone. This kit looks to be wonderful.

Gail Spresser

Gail Spresser

August 02, 2020

Love the cute and Simple card. Thank you.

Lindar C

Lindar C

August 02, 2020

Aww, love the sweet napping kitty in the swing, looks like a really fun kit!

Eva

Eva

August 02, 2020

Fabulous card – clean and simple and everything is just in perfect place!!

Nicole S

Nicole S

August 02, 2020

Such a beautiful and calming card! What a blessing to have designers/companies who are sensitive to the times and seek to make a difference and bring more peace to our crazy world! Is it Monday yet?!?!

Lyndi

Lyndi

August 02, 2020

Cute card.

Beverly Robinson

Beverly Robinson

August 02, 2020

What a sweet card! Books and a kitty are good therapy. Can’t wait to see this month’s kit.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

August 02, 2020

Just love your little kitty scene with the pile of books and potted plant, Jessica! Pretty soft inking behind too!! Looks like a wonderful kit!!

Mary Fleer

Mary Fleer

August 02, 2020

Love the simple blue background and the kitty is very cute on the hanging chair and also love the fonts used here.

It gives a very calm scene that we need now.

karenladd

karenladd

August 02, 2020

Ahhhh, there’s nothing as relaxing as a kitty snoozing away in a chair! Love the soft pastel colors in this relaxing scene and the sentiment is perfect. Cats, relaxation and books….my three favorites!

Lori Lehnen

Lori Lehnen

August 02, 2020

What a wonderfully relaxing card!
I really like the ink blending and can see my kitty all cuddled up resting.

Glenna

Glenna

August 02, 2020

Thank you for the beautiful card. I love the addition of a furry friend. Thank you.

GLenda M Sultan

GLenda M Sultan

August 02, 2020

Love the little kitty on the swing. Jess, you put just the right amount of items on the cars. Nice & simple.

Jeanne Beam

Jeanne Beam

August 02, 2020

Such a sweet card! Love the sentiment…
Thanks for sharing.

Jen K.

Jen K.

August 02, 2020

Staycation relaxation = Bliss! I can’t wait to see the full reveal!

Mary-Anne V

Mary-Anne V

August 02, 2020

Love the soft relaxing the look you created on this great card.

Margaret R

Margaret R

August 02, 2020

What a lovely card! That kitty is so adorable, and the setting so peaceful. Thanks for sharing!

Dee Fisher

Dee Fisher

August 02, 2020

Love everthing about this kit. It has so much for ever occasion. I can see many cards out of this one kit.

Barbara-Jean

Barbara-Jean

August 02, 2020

Yes, you’ve all created a sense of peacefulness and I really appreciate the simplicity of your card.

Madeline L

Madeline L

August 02, 2020

Can’t wait until 10Am tomorrow! This kit looks awesome. All the sneak peek cards are beautiful!

Bertha

Bertha

August 02, 2020

I love the delicately blended background fading to white and then mounted on white. Great job with this design. ’the simple ones are often the most relaxing. Fun kit.

Donna Rohwer

Donna Rohwer

August 02, 2020

Very cute, I love the snuggle kitty, and the books. What better way to relax?!

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