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August My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #2 + Giveaway

by Janette Kausen July 31, 2020 257 Comments

Welcome back to the Countdown to Creativity! The August My Monthly Hero Kit release day is Monday, August 3, at 1pm Eastern/10 am Pacific. Now let's join Janette for another wonderful peek at this month's "Staycation" themed kit!

Hello friends! I am absolutely loving the versatility and colorability of this month's kit. Go big with scene building, or crisp and clean with a focal element. I've paired simple ink blending for a beachy vibe with a bit of scene building to create something similar to my own little paradise

Recreate this dreamy escape by ink blending Indigo, Aegean and Soft Brown inks on 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" Dove White cardstock. Blend blue to teal and fade to white. Bring the brown up from the bottom, also fading softly to white.

Stamp chosen kit images in Intens-ified Black ink and Copic color. Die cut all images. Adhere images flat to blended panel, tucking and overlapping to build scene.

White Detail heat emboss large sentiment onto blended panel and small sentiment onto Pitch Black cardstock. Adhere completed panel with foam tape to folded card base.

*** 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 3rd, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

xo,





Janette Kausen
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100 Responses

Angela R
Angela R

August 04, 2020

I’ll just get a book and relax now…

Christie Morris
Christie Morris

August 04, 2020

Very cute kit. Luckily we live just a block from the ocean, so I can fantasize about moving all that furniture down onto the sand and lounging the day away listening to the ocean and relaxing in hammocks while sipping piña coladas in the shade. Love it!

Catharina R Worthington
Catharina R Worthington

August 03, 2020

Love your flower coloring on your plants. Great job.

Tonya Byrd
Tonya Byrd

August 03, 2020

Beautiful blending technique!

K. Eley
K. Eley

August 03, 2020

Gorgeous! Love the staycation theme of this kit already!!! So excited for the full reveal!

Carol MJS
Carol MJS

August 03, 2020

Looks so restful! I truly love that hanging basket chair – awfully inviting!

Katie Coggins
Katie Coggins

August 03, 2020

Love your colouring Jeanette

Carolyn
Carolyn

August 03, 2020

Love the ink blending. Fun kit! Thanks for sharing

tina z
tina z

August 03, 2020

yes, this is paradise!!!

Pamela McGillin
Pamela McGillin

August 03, 2020

Everything “stay home” appeals to me right now!

Regine
Regine

August 03, 2020

Very cute card!

anthonette
anthonette

August 02, 2020

Oh I love the swing!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

August 02, 2020

I would love to spend some time here!

karenajo
karenajo

August 02, 2020

Looks like some really neat elements in this months kit! Great, cozy scene you created! Love the way you did the background by fading the two inks to the middle – wonderful effect! Thanks for sharing!

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

August 02, 2020

Relaxing.

Carole Anne Patterson
Carole Anne Patterson

August 02, 2020

I’d like to be in that card!!! It’s a great one.

Jane A McBee
Jane A McBee

August 02, 2020

I love those images. The ink blending is wonderful.

Joyce Soo Hoo
Joyce Soo Hoo

August 02, 2020

Janette,
I love how you arranged everything.

sharon gullikson
sharon gullikson

August 02, 2020

What a cute summery card. I love the bird and plant, and of course the relaxing chair…s

Sheri Kempke
Sheri Kempke

August 02, 2020

A comfy chair, some good books and a bottle—looks good to me! Great kit!

Georgie
Georgie

August 02, 2020

Looks like a relaxing time to be had.

Julie Wexler
Julie Wexler

August 02, 2020

I love all the little elements in this release; the scene- and background- creating potential is incredible! And your card scene is so sweet— makes me want to curl up on my deck lounger! Thanks for inspiring- Stay safe.

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

August 02, 2020

This is so cute Janette.. I like the small table & books the best. The scene can be changed up easily with so many elements to choose from. I like to make each card a little bit different.

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

August 02, 2020

Love the beachy background colours. Great card.

Gail Spresser
Gail Spresser

August 02, 2020

Really like your paradise – very nice card. Thank you.

Golda
Golda

August 02, 2020

I love this! It looks like it’s going to be a wonderful kit. The sentiments are fantastic.

Valerija Jakolič
Valerija Jakolič

August 02, 2020

Such a lovely card, beautiful colours and stamps.
Valerija xx

Bertha
Bertha

August 02, 2020

Love the blending on your background and that cozy hanging chair. Always wanted one! Cool images in this kit.

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

August 02, 2020

Love this fun and relaxing scene!

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett

August 02, 2020

I love your card! That sentiment is wonderful, and such a peaceful scene with the comfy chair and pile of books – just my kind of place!

Gil Vollrath
Gil Vollrath

August 02, 2020

This card is great. This offers a great idea on what we can do with this kit.

Patricia Wilson
Patricia Wilson

August 02, 2020

Cute cards. Books and win, how great. Just need the cat taking a nap and keeping you company.

Kristin
Kristin

August 02, 2020

if I should ever be stranded on a desert island 🏖, please with this equipment. only the cardcrafting stuff and friends are missing. 😊
what a nice inspiration. everything fits – the colors, the layout – just perfect. Thank you for this wonderful card 😍♥️♥️♥️

Rae C
Rae C

August 02, 2020

This looks like a peaceful place to curl up with a good book.

Melissa
Melissa

August 02, 2020

Love the blending. Beautiful.

Jen K.
Jen K.

August 02, 2020

Paradise, Bliss and Relaxation…it’s what we all need a little more of right now.

Lynn C.
Lynn C.

August 02, 2020

Love this kit. That swing is so inviting. I have some great books to read, and I love to rock or swing while doing so.
I love everything about this card as it reminds me of a lazy summer day at home. Thank you for sharing.

Karen Judy
Karen Judy

August 02, 2020

This is such a great stamp set. I’m loving all of these images. I wish I could step into this scene! It’s so cute!

Linda Dennis
Linda Dennis

August 02, 2020

Love the colors used and the stamps so perfect for summer

Lagene
Lagene

August 02, 2020

COOL card, the chair takes me back to the 70’s, we had onde of these, but instead of hanging it had a big round base and you could recline in it!

Laurie Fleuette
Laurie Fleuette

August 02, 2020

Great card! I’m loving these images! I think you did a great job of portraying a peaceful paradise. Thanks for sharing.

Elaine Hawley
Elaine Hawley

August 02, 2020

I really like the images in this kit.

Toni L
Toni L

August 02, 2020

Just want to jump into that swinging chair and “veg”. Love it!

Patricia bustin
Patricia bustin

August 02, 2020

This card is beautiful!

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

August 02, 2020

This card kit is beautiful!! Such lovely stamps and sentiments!! This card is so soothing and pleasant. Things that are important in this serious time.

Nana Griffin
Nana Griffin

August 02, 2020

Awe what a sweet card.

Evette Rodriguez
Evette Rodriguez

August 02, 2020

Fantastic card Janette! How great to see books and plants in an upcoming kit. Looking forward to this one for sure.

Donna Phelan
Donna Phelan

August 02, 2020

Beautiful card. Beautiful coloring! Great Kit!

Debbie Alderson
Debbie Alderson

August 02, 2020

These images are awesome! I love this card!

JoAnn Girimonte
JoAnn Girimonte

August 02, 2020

Can’t wait for the kit. Love all the images,and the card is awesome 💕

Lisa
Lisa

August 02, 2020

I totally want to sit in thar seat with a book. Or just with my ear buds so I can close my eyes and relax.

karenladd
karenladd

August 02, 2020

I always like a card with a scene on it, and this one is so peaceful and lovely. I love that subtly ink blended background that goes beautifully with the images.

Janet Sisk
Janet Sisk

August 02, 2020

Love this card! Nice calm scene whick is perfect right now with all the social distancing. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. :D

Adrienne Klecka
Adrienne Klecka

August 02, 2020

Creating with this set will make staycation easy and fun!

Lisa Martis
Lisa Martis

August 02, 2020

How fun! Wish I could color like that…💜

Surekha Galagoda
Surekha Galagoda

August 02, 2020

Dear Janette Your card is beautiful and the color palette is elegant and the sentiment My own little paradise aptly explains book worms who love to read in any place and time they get. Blessings

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

August 02, 2020

Cute card!

Geri S
Geri S

August 02, 2020

Wish my staycation looked as great! Love the card and what I’ve seen o the kit so far – can’t wait for the rest!

Alanna Purewall
Alanna Purewall

August 01, 2020

I love this card and can’t wait to see the entire kit release!

Ann Wong
Ann Wong

August 01, 2020

Cute card! I love all the little die cut bits!

Carol L.
Carol L.

August 01, 2020

I don’t think I have ever seen a stamp set with a hanging swing seat like this one! What a great little relaxing scene – it makes you want to sit in the swing and read a book.

Francine
Francine

August 01, 2020

This theme is right up my alley! Cant wait for the reveal!

Lynn C.
Lynn C.

August 01, 2020

I love that chair. I can see someone sitting in that chair on a beautiful summer day. I’m really looking
forward to this month’s kit. I also love the vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing.

Mary-Anne V
Mary-Anne V

August 01, 2020

What a pretty card…love the blending and the fun images

Beth Harple
Beth Harple

August 01, 2020

I think I will need to get this set, my daughter just bought a song chair like that for her apartament

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

August 01, 2020

Nice job on the background colors. I like the cute bird & butterflies along with the refreshing sentiments.

Sandye
Sandye

August 01, 2020

Love these cards! Can’t wait for the release.

Barbara Moore
Barbara Moore

August 01, 2020

I love this kit already. Can’t wait to use it.

Bernice
Bernice

August 01, 2020

Staycation, what a perfect kit for this 2020.

Shannon
Shannon

August 01, 2020

I love the books and hanging chair.

Iris Esther López
Iris Esther López

August 01, 2020

I’m loving the theme of this kit. Fantastic card.

Rebecca
Rebecca

August 01, 2020

The butterfly and bird are little details that make a big difference!

Nikki Cochran
Nikki Cochran

August 01, 2020

It looks so relaxing!

Barbara A Wolters
Barbara A Wolters

August 01, 2020

Everyone needs their own little paradise. Great color choices and composition; love the sky shading.Thank you Hero Arts for what looks like a great August kit.

Danielle Dietz
Danielle Dietz

August 01, 2020

Oh these images look so fun. Endless possibilities!

Linda Price
Linda Price

August 01, 2020

This looks like a great set-reminds me of cruising…so I’ll live vicariously!

Jessica Monte
Jessica Monte

August 01, 2020

love love love this set. The card
Is stunning

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

August 01, 2020

What a fun card! Definitely a happy place! It looks like this is going to be a great kit!

Karin Adkins
Karin Adkins

August 01, 2020

Love it. Excited for this kit

 Schmidenkiwi
Schmidenkiwi

August 01, 2020

I wanted that kind of chair when I was younger. Peaceful scene.

Evelyn Larson
Evelyn Larson

August 01, 2020

So pretty, love your card.

dori
dori

August 01, 2020

Love your background and the way you laid out those images. This will be such a great kit, I can’t wait!

Kris Reeves
Kris Reeves

August 01, 2020

Love the no technology is relaxation idea!

Sherry Shelton
Sherry Shelton

August 01, 2020

This is a relaxing scene, a good place to enjoy a book.

Kelly Kennedy
Kelly Kennedy

August 01, 2020

Oh, this does look like my happy place!

Kim Heath
Kim Heath

August 01, 2020

All the images look like so much fun!

Kimberly Curphey
Kimberly Curphey

August 01, 2020

I love the idea of being able to make a living room scene with this kit-this card is adorable 🥰

Michelle Angle
Michelle Angle

August 01, 2020

Reading…

Patt H.
Patt H.

August 01, 2020

How relaxing this looks!! I love those type chairs so much. Beautiful blending for the background & I love the awesome scene you created!

Cindi Johnson
Cindi Johnson

August 01, 2020

I don’t know if that is a chair or a swing, but I want one!

Geri
Geri

August 01, 2020

You have created the perfect little reading oasis. Lovely

SHartl
SHartl

August 01, 2020

Ooh, that’s about the closest I’ll get to a vacation this summer so I’m just drinking this pretty scene in!

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman

August 01, 2020

HERO ARTS… the concept of this kit is fabulous!! My mind is racing for the possibilities!, this card is great I have always wanted that chair. Hmmm comfy peaceful relaxation..I’m in!! The details, sweet bird, that foot stool table, the foliage the flowers. Yassssss Please!

Sharon
Sharon

August 01, 2020

Love this little paradise card. My daughter just bought a similar swing chair and created her own paradise. She’d love this card!

Jackie S
Jackie S

August 01, 2020

Would love to be in this paradise right now :) Great card!

Mary Fleer
Mary Fleer

August 01, 2020

Love the background colors and the hanging chair with cushion and all the elements in it.

LBSue
LBSue

August 01, 2020

Very fresh and fun card!! Loving this kit!

DL
DL

August 01, 2020

A comfy chair, a good book… A pleasant way to pass the day.

GMC
GMC

August 01, 2020

We all need a little bit of paradise. What an enjoyable set of stamps. A little cheer to anyone who receives this card.

Kelly Alford
Kelly Alford

August 01, 2020

I need a house makeover along with the kit!! Coveting that feeling of peace.

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