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January My Monthly Hero Countdown + Giveaway: Day 2

Jan 08, 2022 Hero Arts

Hello and welcome back to the countdown! Are you ready for another dose of January My Monthly Hero eye candy before the launch of the new kit on Monday? Get a load of these beautiful projects from the Creative Team and click on the links below the photos for more details! (Don't forget to comment at the end for a chance to WIN a kit too!)

Project #5 created by Jessica Frost-Ballas
Click HERE to visit her blog for more details.

Project #6 created by Debi Adams
Click HERE to visit her blog for more details.

Project #7 created by Dana Joy
Click HERE to visit her blog for more details.

Project #8 created by Pocono Pam
Click HERE to visit her blog for more details.

Are you imagining all of the ways you'll be able to customize, color and layer this lovely tree? Perhaps combining it with the keyhole cover plate die? The creative possibilities this kit offers will have you feeling inspired to stamp your heart out and send cards to those you care about throughout the year. We can't wait to see what you'll create!

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 comments left across all countdown posts on the Hero Arts blog. The winner will be announced first thing Monday morning, January 10, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win. Good luck!

Happy weekend,

114 Responses

Cynthia Stasiewski

Cynthia Stasiewski

January 10, 2022

Excitement is building to see the new kit. More beautiful cards!

JL

JL

January 10, 2022

The keyhole is such a good idea and size, so versatile. The colors and techniques on those bottom two, makes them look textured. Cool effect!

K. Eley

K. Eley

January 10, 2022

Such inspiring cards!! This is going to be such an amazing kit, can’t wait!!

Janet Trapp

Janet Trapp

January 10, 2022

Wow these are amazing! Lovin’ it!

Sandye Curry

Sandye Curry

January 09, 2022

Love these cards! The swing, the key hole—so neat!

Sharon Suske

Sharon Suske

January 09, 2022

I think the tree could be a year round favorite, depending on the colors you use! Thanks for the chance to win!

Crystal Bivins

Crystal Bivins

January 09, 2022

That key hole panel is absolutely beautiful. I’m getting so excited.

Christy Malone

Christy Malone

January 09, 2022

These are beautiful. I really love that keyhole die.

Michele Jones

Michele Jones

January 09, 2022

This kit is very unique,never seen anything like it. Can’t wait til I receive it.

Golda Peterson

Golda Peterson

January 09, 2022

I am loving the trees and swing.

Maddy Adolf

Maddy Adolf

January 09, 2022

I just love these pink trees!

Beverly Wilkinson

Beverly Wilkinson

January 09, 2022

The tree branch image is so beautiful and can be used for so many things! I can see using it for lots of occasions. This looks like an amazing kit!

Kelsey Thomas

Kelsey Thomas

January 09, 2022

Gorgeous cards!

Jodi Warren

Jodi Warren

January 09, 2022

This is turning out to be another terrific kit it seems. All the different scenarios you can use this kit with is tremendous.

Sheri Kempke

Sheri Kempke

January 09, 2022

What gorgeous cards—I can’t wait for the entire reveal!

Michele Whalen

Michele Whalen

January 09, 2022

The more I see of this kit the more I like it. Nice and relaxing looks – just what we need.

Jill Vickers

Jill Vickers

January 09, 2022

Loving all the examples – I can’t wait to start crafting with this kit!

Lillian Prost

Lillian Prost

January 09, 2022

looking forward to check out the whole release……

Ann Kowal

Ann Kowal

January 09, 2022

Love that overhanging tree branch – so versatile. Looking forward to this kit!

Amy Reser

Amy Reser

January 09, 2022

I really like the pick tree in combination with the keyhole.

Michelle Hackett

Michelle Hackett

January 09, 2022

These are all such unique cards. Love them all.

Lisa Swiderski

Lisa Swiderski

January 09, 2022

Wow! Just wow! This kit continues to impress. I love the different color combinations in all of the samples. They are each beautiful! Your layering stamps are some of the best in the business!

Nana Griffin

Nana Griffin

January 09, 2022

Great ideas. Love the cards with the swing in them.

Amy Cooley

Amy Cooley

January 09, 2022

This kit looks so pretty and unique! I’m looking forward to seeing more.

josmary Lorena flores

josmary Lorena flores

January 09, 2022

So many posibilities with this kit. Looking foward to release day

Diane Loughrey

Diane Loughrey

January 09, 2022

I love this kit. It is perfect for a special project I am working on. My cousin passed this week and I’m working on thank you cards his,wife can send out. I am struggling with the loss but making these cards,are helping. Gone too soon.

Aia

Aia

January 09, 2022

I can’t wait to play with this kit!

Teelka Neupert

Teelka Neupert

January 09, 2022

Beautiful how different the colors can influence the own mood! Looking forward to see the whole kit!

Allie Fernandes

Allie Fernandes

January 09, 2022

My dearest HA, your kits are the highlight of my month. No sooner is one kit out than I eagerly look forward to the next kit! Every kit is as exciting & fun as the previous. Love them especially now with the pouch that’s included (-: I know I am going to love this kit too! Thank you again – very much!!!!!

Judith Blau

Judith Blau

January 09, 2022

I love the different looks that are achieved by changing the color of the branches!

Judith Blau

Judith Blau

January 09, 2022

I love the different looks that are achieved by changing the color of the branches!

Sharon Gullikson

Sharon Gullikson

January 09, 2022

I really like the different colored leaves on the trees. So pretty and different.

Karen Jones

Karen Jones

January 09, 2022

I want, I want, I want! I probably sound like a spoiled brat but these products are so beautiful that I really do want!

Geri S

Geri S

January 09, 2022

Still very intriguing and lovely cards. Can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Shannon

Shannon

January 09, 2022

How interesting. Looks like another fun kit! Can’t wait for the release.

Scraporcraft

Scraporcraft

January 09, 2022

Great projects shared. I like the ideas for the color layers to create the leaves. The keyhole element looks fun to play with.

Lisa Clark

Lisa Clark

January 09, 2022

What fantastic inspiration from the team! Can’t wait to see the full kit on Monday.

Karin Wrasman

Karin Wrasman

January 09, 2022

I am so excited for this kit. The coverplate with keyhole will be such a fun addition to my craft room!

Lori Lehnen

Lori Lehnen

January 09, 2022

Beautiful cards!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Debbie McKelvey

Debbie McKelvey

January 09, 2022

Loving the sneak peeks.

VivianK

VivianK

January 09, 2022

So glad the keyhole plate is part of this kit

Diana King

Diana King

January 09, 2022

Woah, Hero Arts DT is knocking it out of the park with this kit. The possibilities are endless. Pam created a project that is so “real” looking. Amazing and brilliant💓

Diana Shoaf

Diana Shoaf

January 09, 2022

My first thoughts were willow tree, but could be in purple for wisteria. Now I’m thinking Spanish Moss in greys and subtle greens. The more I see this, the more ideas I have. Great job, Hero Arts.

Cindi Patton

Cindi Patton

January 09, 2022

Love the tree—so many possibilities there—and the large keyhole is so unique. Great use of reds on the keyhole card from this designer. Simply beautiful!

Rema DeLeeuw

Rema DeLeeuw

January 09, 2022

Lovely cards by all.

Claudia Noriega

Claudia Noriega

January 09, 2022

Amazing cards! Loving it!

Olivia Beatty

Olivia Beatty

January 09, 2022

I’m really loving the inspiration for this kit.

Stephanie Calvert

Stephanie Calvert

January 09, 2022

I’m totally in love with this tree, the kit looks so fun!

Denise Bryant

Denise Bryant

January 09, 2022

Lovely cards! The tree is beautiful!

Margaret Teasdale

Margaret Teasdale

January 09, 2022

Stunning as always. You are all so very talented 🥰

Karen Kirkman

Karen Kirkman

January 09, 2022

Nice inspiration and peeks! I especially like the flower vines in front of and behind the keyhole.

Joyce Mehrberg

Joyce Mehrberg

January 09, 2022

Really beautiful cards.

Erica Childs

Erica Childs

January 09, 2022

Love these!

Nancy Knapp

Nancy Knapp

January 09, 2022

I’m loving this kit!

Catharina R Worthington

Catharina R Worthington

January 09, 2022

i like your usage of color. I would have never thought about using red. Now I’m thinking…how awesome would that color be for a Valentine’s day card?

Patricia Wilson

Patricia Wilson

January 09, 2022

Lovely inspiration for the new kit. Really like the flowering branch. Looks like another winner.

Linda Crowley

Linda Crowley

January 09, 2022

Very nice cards, love the key hole cover die.

Kim Heggins

Kim Heggins

January 09, 2022

So so beautiful!

Carol Wortman

Carol Wortman

January 09, 2022

Unique comes to mind. I’ve always enjoyed the suprise focal element of a peek a boo cover. What a great idea a key hole…. feels like a sneaky fun reveal for the recipient,

Dee Earnshaw

Dee Earnshaw

January 09, 2022

oooh so looking forward tossing the rest of the kit – love it so far:)

Carol Saunders

Carol Saunders

January 09, 2022

I just love the intricate details of the stamped images in this kit.

Annette Reed

Annette Reed

January 09, 2022

These are all lovely. I really like the two with the swing.

Mary Holshouser

Mary Holshouser

January 09, 2022

Love that large keyhole.
Such a different way to look
into a design. thanks for
sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

SarahC

SarahC

January 09, 2022

Beautiful tree. Love all the color combo the creators have used. The keyhole takes it into fantasy land. Wonderful!

Lori Spitzer

Lori Spitzer

January 09, 2022

I am always so impressed w/ the cards I see in each month’s sneak peeks. This month? No exception! All beauties!
Lori S in PA

BECCA YAHRLING

BECCA YAHRLING

January 09, 2022

Beautiful inspiration again today. I love wisteria.

Jill Rauenhorst

Jill Rauenhorst

January 09, 2022

Stunning results!

Nancy Sue Valencia

Nancy Sue Valencia

January 08, 2022

Concept of the Key Hold is unique cant’t wait to create something. The layered stamping on the branches is going to be so much fun creating backgrounds.

Maureen Hiroshige

Maureen Hiroshige

January 08, 2022

Pinks and greens are so vibrant! Thanks for the hints on use of color!!!

Cat Lail

Cat Lail

January 08, 2022

I am blown away by how beautiful all the DT projects are! Gorgeous images! Beautiful projects!

Iris Esther López

Iris Esther López

January 08, 2022

Beautiful projects. Can’t wait for this kit to be out.

Cynthia Olheiser

Cynthia Olheiser

January 08, 2022

Beautiful inspiration from the team! Love the layered tree and swing.

Judy Vowels

Judy Vowels

January 08, 2022

Weeping willow, weeping cherry trees! Versatile stamp. And i can see a cute little key next to the keyhole.

Felicia C

Felicia C

January 08, 2022

This is getting more exciting with each new day! These images and ideas are just simply Outstanding!

Mark Chrtistman

Mark Chrtistman

January 08, 2022

Really loving all the sneak peeks of this kits——looks like it may be my favorite kit yet!

Gail Anderson

Gail Anderson

January 08, 2022

These stamps and dies are so different from anything I have! The cards I’ve seen so far are so unusual and pretty.

Robinson

Robinson

January 08, 2022

I can hardly wait to play with all of the elements in this kit and already have ideas for the keyhole. These cards are stunning!

Barbara Rademacher

Barbara Rademacher

January 08, 2022

I thought last month’s kit was outstanding, BUT this month’s kit is PHENOMENAL. Just like last month, Hero Arts is returning to its original…uh…ORIGINALITY which is what drew me to Hero Arts in the beginning.

Madeline Littman

Madeline Littman

January 08, 2022

I think the large die will be so much fun to create with! Looking forward to Monday and seeing the whole kit!!

Jeannette Gaidawirth

Jeannette Gaidawirth

January 08, 2022

Everything about these samples screams ME! I can’t wait to see the full kit!!

Karen Talbot

Karen Talbot

January 08, 2022

Beautiful cards! I like the layered stamps! Looks like a great kit! Happy 2022!

Sue D

Sue D

January 08, 2022

I like the choice of colors on these cards.

El Ivens

El Ivens

January 08, 2022

Really looking forward to Monday and seeing the entire bundle and add ons. I am intrigued.

Anne Kristin Aschehoug

Anne Kristin Aschehoug

January 08, 2022

I love how these beautiful branches can be stamped in so many different colors.

Maddy Adolf

Maddy Adolf

January 08, 2022

I LOVE the details in the die! And much as I love all the beautiful bright whimsical cards, project 8 is just so striking and sad. it just really moves me. Such a beautiful set

Wendy Dillon

Wendy Dillon

January 08, 2022

I don’t have many layering stamps, but I will be adding to my collection on Monday!

Kailash

Kailash

January 08, 2022

These are all fabulous. Love this intriguing kit with the keyhole which has so many possibilities!

Williams

Williams

January 08, 2022

Very pretty!

Wendy Dillon

Wendy Dillon

January 08, 2022

Your artists are amazing! I hope you keep them happy because their contributions are gorgeous!

Susan Lang

Susan Lang

January 08, 2022

That key hole die looks amazing! So much you can do with that.

Patsy Armstead

Patsy Armstead

January 08, 2022

I can hardly wait for this kit. Debi’s card is really interesting. I like how it’s displayed. Dana’s card touches the heart. The colors and embossing are perfect!

Julia Dvorak

Julia Dvorak

January 08, 2022

Beautiful samples from the designers! Looks like ANOTHER great kit. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Michelle Hackett

Michelle Hackett

January 08, 2022

These are all so pretty. This kit is going to be a hit!

Jo-Anne Silva

Jo-Anne Silva

January 08, 2022

I can see many occasions that this newest kit can be used for. The tree is gorgeous.
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

January 08, 2022

Wonderful spring feel with swing & tree & curious seeker of looking thru the keyhole for surprises.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Stacey Kowbel

Stacey Kowbel

January 08, 2022

Another fantastic day of projects! Can’t wait for the full reveal!

Kenzie Higdon

Kenzie Higdon

January 08, 2022

Wow just wow, you have outdone your selves with this one!!!!!!!!

Meghan Kennihan

Meghan Kennihan

January 08, 2022

WOW! I can’t wait for this kit! It looks sooo stunning with all the inspiration from the DTs!

Fionna wheatley

Fionna wheatley

January 08, 2022

Wow the design team have made beautiful cards…all of them are amazing! Can’t wait to see more!

Sandy Koca

Sandy Koca

January 08, 2022

This is such a gorgeous kit! Every time I see something with that stamp set, I like it even more!

Phyllis Freese

Phyllis Freese

January 08, 2022

It’s interesting to see how people are pairing this lovely tree to the keyhole cover plate. So many possibilities.

Judy Inukai

Judy Inukai

January 08, 2022

More fun and delightful sneak peeks. Love the keyhole coverplate.

colleen rutledge

colleen rutledge

January 08, 2022

Wow! Looks like an interesting set. I really love the Keyhole. So many ideas with that…….

Lauryne Cunningham

Lauryne Cunningham

January 08, 2022

These cards are gorgeous! I love the tree and swing!

Linda S.

Linda S.

January 08, 2022

I think the layered tree branch looks stunning in every color and the keyhole window is such a unique shape. Looking forward to seeing everything this kit contains.

Jeanne Beam

Jeanne Beam

January 08, 2022

Such gorgeous cards! Love the tree…
Looking forward to seeing the kit.

Josmary flores

Josmary flores

January 08, 2022

Very pretty cards can’t wait for mondays release

Connie Juengel

Connie Juengel

January 08, 2022

This card sample is really awesome. Love the look of the keyhole opening behind the gorgeous dimensional look of th blossoming tree branch. This set is awesome!

Kathy Benjamin

Kathy Benjamin

January 08, 2022

Can’t wait to see the full release. Love these layering stamps. Love all the examples so far.

Liz Grant

Liz Grant

January 08, 2022

Gorgeous, I can’t wait for this kit!

Beth Harple

Beth Harple

January 08, 2022

Very nice group of samples to show the versatility of this months set.

Cynthia Cole

Cynthia Cole

January 08, 2022

I really like how Debi Adams created her card.

roxanne tellini

roxanne tellini

January 08, 2022

Good morning! I love these two sets. I plan on making interactive cards with the swing. <3

Dawn D Niewiadomski

Dawn D Niewiadomski

January 08, 2022

The secret garden!

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