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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

Terri Bruin
Terri Bruin

August 01, 2020

Very cute card. Looks very relaxing.

Sandra C
Sandra C

August 01, 2020

Love this sneak peak.. Makes you wander to a relaxing place.. especially in our current times.. when we could use a good distraction.. cant wait to see the rest of the kit..

Carolyn
Carolyn

August 01, 2020

Stay-cation at its best. A cool drink, a comfy chair, good books, and Hero Arts cards to send good wishes.

Cheri W
Cheri W

August 01, 2020

Great card. Janette – I would like a chair like that! Looks so inviting…….. Can’t wait to see the full Release!

Cheryl Robertson
Cheryl Robertson

August 01, 2020

Great card! This kit looks like a great one!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

August 01, 2020

I am head over heels for what I’ve seen already in this kit! And I love the suggestion in your card of a peaceful escape from all the chaos in the world today.

Joyce
Joyce

August 01, 2020

What an adorable card, and I see so much possibility in this kit!

Darlene kolojeskihuttel
Darlene kolojeskihuttel

August 01, 2020

Oh that looks so pretty. Hope I win!!!

Avra N Williams
Avra N Williams

August 01, 2020

Love it!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

August 01, 2020

Fun summertime card. This new release looks VERY interesting!

Nan Brown
Nan Brown

August 01, 2020

I’m loving the elements of this kit! This looks like a great space to curl up with a book.

Sandra Krouse
Sandra Krouse

August 01, 2020

I am in love!

Linda
Linda

August 01, 2020

I want to be enjoying a book in that card, so cute!

Michele W
Michele W

August 01, 2020

Such a relaxing scene. A good book, a bottle of wine, and a place to curl up. It does look like a piece of paradise. Thanks for sharing!

Emily Henry
Emily Henry

August 01, 2020

I love the scene. I have always wanted one of those hanging chairs, but alas no place to put one. I love the way our cardmaking enables us to go places that we can’t physically get to.

cecelia cole
cecelia cole

August 01, 2020

Can’t wait to see this complete set. The designers are so talented.

Jodi Thompson
Jodi Thompson

August 01, 2020

Perfect reading spot!! Love the coloring.

Phyllis Freese
Phyllis Freese

August 01, 2020

This scene looks so inviting. Beautiful card with it’s ink blending and colorful accents.

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris

August 01, 2020

I’m loving the relaxing vibes from this kit. Many of us (especially me!), need to escape to a good book and maybe a sip or two of wine, and put the worries of the day aside for a bit.

Elena F
Elena F

August 01, 2020

Very cute and relaxing card!

em
em

August 01, 2020

Really wish I were there.

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

August 01, 2020

Yessss – that swing seat has my name on it!

Judy V.
Judy V.

August 01, 2020

Oh i used to have a chair like that! And the sentiments are just what we need right now to appreciate being home.

Melissa Friedrich
Melissa Friedrich

August 01, 2020

Super cute scene, love your coloring and ink blended background.

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

August 01, 2020

I love the paradise setting…. I have always loved these swing chairs…. love all your coloring..

Fionna Wheatley
Fionna Wheatley

August 01, 2020

Janette- you must have peeked into my back yard….looks just like this, but it’s raining at the moment, as it’s winter in Australia… but gorgeous card, makes me look forward to summer, thank for sharing!

littlen
littlen

August 01, 2020

Looks like paradise to me.

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

August 01, 2020

what a delightful scene – love it:)

Sue Rodriguez
Sue Rodriguez

August 01, 2020

This set is so appropriate for this year AND it’s totally cute!

Denise Melia
Denise Melia

August 01, 2020

Love the images and so true too.

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

August 01, 2020

I like the summer outdoor theme of this kit.

Carol Krup
Carol Krup

August 01, 2020

I love the comfy scene you have created with this card. That chair looks sooo inviting!

Gail O'Keefe
Gail O'Keefe

August 01, 2020

That swing chair is a great idea! And the wine bottle is a nice touch.

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

August 01, 2020

This is DARLING! I love the little chair hammock scene!

Joan
Joan

August 01, 2020

This is so appropriate for now. Lovely colors and card. Looks like a fun card kit. Thank you.

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

August 01, 2020

Such wonderful card! Love the relaxing scene..
Thanks for sharing.

Melissa
Melissa

August 01, 2020

This is so adorable!

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

August 01, 2020

We can all relate to this set. I just love it and want to see more!!

Judy Hall
Judy Hall

August 01, 2020

Beautiful ink blending, it inspires me to keep trying to improve my own. Love the sentiments

Gina McCarty
Gina McCarty

August 01, 2020

Lovely card. Love all the small elements that can be used to make great scenes.

Wendy Steinmetz
Wendy Steinmetz

August 01, 2020

love the hanging chair. Just like my Pier One chair.

karen t
karen t

August 01, 2020

We can all use a little paradise right now! Your card is beautiful! Loving this kit already!

Elaine
Elaine

August 01, 2020

Love to be relaxing in that swinging hammock with a good book!

sandra h
sandra h

August 01, 2020

So cute – love the colours

Isabel Z
Isabel Z

August 01, 2020

Love the card and these days we have to create our own paradise and mine is stamping.

Brenda Kimball
Brenda Kimball

August 01, 2020

Sweet card, love the details and the colors, Thanks for sharing!

Theresa P
Theresa P

August 01, 2020

What a fun summer card! Love those stamps!

StampinLouie
StampinLouie

August 01, 2020

I love the images. So cute! The colors are great too.

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

August 01, 2020

Such a soothing and pleasant card. This looks to be a winner of a card kit!!!

Dawn Thompson
Dawn Thompson

August 01, 2020

I love the chair and the plant…

Susieq
Susieq

August 01, 2020

Cute card. Looks like a safe place to be. Anxious to see more of this kit.

Felicia C
Felicia C

August 01, 2020

Just wonderful! The images in this kit are very unique. Fun stuff!

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

August 01, 2020

Now this card definitely is a picture of my kind of paradise.

Lori Lehnen
Lori Lehnen

August 01, 2020

Great card!
Love the ink blending, makes me feel like I have my own little stress free Oasis.
Thanks for sharing!

HELEN C SPRAGUE
HELEN C SPRAGUE

August 01, 2020

Love the look of summer!

SheriSheriBoBeri
SheriSheriBoBeri

August 01, 2020

Eh. Something just isnt fitting.

Jessica Kerr
Jessica Kerr

August 01, 2020

only 2nd sneak peek and I’m in love with the August set!

Janet M Lebeau
Janet M Lebeau

August 01, 2020

Your card is so so adorable!

Ashtin Peters
Ashtin Peters

August 01, 2020

This card is so cute! And a nice reminder that we can make our own little slice of paradise during this crazy COVID time. I love colors you chose for the background and the blending is perfect!

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

August 01, 2020

Another great card! I’m looking forward to seeing the whole kit.

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

August 01, 2020

What a fun scene!
Carla from Utah

Ashley Cortez
Ashley Cortez

August 01, 2020

Really cute card and cute stamps

Christina M Dauven
Christina M Dauven

August 01, 2020

This room definitely looks inviting and calm certainly something we all need more of at this time.

Karen L K
Karen L K

August 01, 2020

Super cute card and I love all the images you used especially the chair swing!

Amy Wazwaz
Amy Wazwaz

August 01, 2020

This kit looks like another cute one.

M
M

August 01, 2020

Fun summer card, or any time of the year. Love it!

Stephanie VR Burns
Stephanie VR Burns

August 01, 2020

I love the ink blending on this card, it definitely adds to the paradise look. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the kit!

Amy Reser
Amy Reser

August 01, 2020

Nice card. I can use these images to recreate a scene from the deck in my backyard.

Marie
Marie

July 31, 2020

Such a lovely, calming time here. Looking forward to seeing it all!

LaNell Taylor
LaNell Taylor

July 31, 2020

That is the cutest card. Fantastic coloring!

Sheryl C
Sheryl C

July 31, 2020

Cute card! I wish I had that swing — looks perfect for a summer afternoon spot for reading a good book.

Debi Walton
Debi Walton

July 31, 2020

This cards gives such a feeling of peace and relaxation.
Love the colors and the stamps used to create the feeling.

Elayna
Elayna

July 31, 2020

What awesome bleding. I just started this technique and wish it would turn out like that!

Kelly Ennis
Kelly Ennis

July 31, 2020

Love this!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

July 31, 2020

That swing looks so comfortable.
Wonderful summer card.
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Diana Morrison
Diana Morrison

July 31, 2020

Looks like this is going to be a must have kit. Love your scene.

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

July 31, 2020

Beautiful scene! I’d love to sit there and relax with a good book!

Yolanda F
Yolanda F

July 31, 2020

That’s a great card. Now we all need to find wine bottles that are as big as a chair to relax with. :)

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

July 31, 2020

How cute! I want to curl up in that spot with a good book.

KerrynM
KerrynM

July 31, 2020

Love your scene. A nice relaxing area and all you could want surrounding you

Leslie F
Leslie F

July 31, 2020

This kit is certainly relaxing. You made a beautiful card.

Laura
Laura

July 31, 2020

What a lovely card! ink blending is really smooth and I love the swinging chair. Time to relax!

Glenna
Glenna

July 31, 2020

I want to be there!!! Such a cute idea. Thank you.

Marilee
Marilee

July 31, 2020

I love the idea you are sending with this card — peace, quiet, happiness and joy. This kit looks to be amazing.

Marla Cales
Marla Cales

July 31, 2020

This is so cute! Love love love :)
My daughter reads constantly and that’s what caught my eye with this kit when I was scrolling my Instagram feed.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)
Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

July 31, 2020

Great inking and coloring, Janette! Just love the little scene you created!!

Sue D
Sue D

July 31, 2020

Cute and colorful personal paradise.

NWFlamingo
NWFlamingo

July 31, 2020

This brings back memories of a good friend who had one of those chairs in her apartment. Loving these images.

Denise Lapachet Barney
Denise Lapachet Barney

July 31, 2020

More books, a beverage and a comfy chair—my idea of a perfect vacation even before quarantine! Just add Dog.

Adonya S
Adonya S

July 31, 2020

OMG- love the chair.

Nancy Tolan
Nancy Tolan

July 31, 2020

this card reminds me of my grandmas porch, I love it.

Lori fride
Lori fride

July 31, 2020

Love this

Mary Swearengin
Mary Swearengin

July 31, 2020

Adorable! Can’t wait to dive into this kit.

Shannon
Shannon

July 31, 2020

I am so relaxing waiting for this card. Love the theme

SarahC
SarahC

July 31, 2020

Lovely card. I was swinging in a chair like that yesterday. Great for daydreaming.

Lyndi
Lyndi

July 31, 2020

What a great card! Love it. The color blending is so seamless! Jeanette, you do such a fabulous job. Someday I wish to grow up to make cards like you!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

July 31, 2020

Your vibrant colors make this a really great card!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

July 31, 2020

Lovely coloring! :) This is a great card.

Julia D.
Julia D.

July 31, 2020

Love the scene that was created on this card! It looks like the perfect corner to spend a rainy afternoon. I’m loving this kit! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Lyndi
Lyndi

July 31, 2020

So cute! I love your idea of a staycation. Love the card.