March My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #1 + Giveaway

by Jessica Frost-Ballas February 28, 2020 490 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the March My Monthly Hero Kit! Release day is Monday, March 2 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We will be here all weekend long, sharing inspiration before the launch on Monday. In case you didn't see yesterday's message, this month we will start shipping our kits and add-ons on March 16 due some supplier delays. We know you are excited to get your kit and we will work to ship earlier if possible. Thank you for your wonderful patronage and patience.

Now here's Jess for the first look at this beautiful "HeroScapes in Bloom" kit!

Hello, Jess here and I am so excited to share this month's kit with you!! I am Japanese so when I saw the theme of the kit I fell head over heels! :)

I lived in Japan for several years of my childhood and I distinctly remember cherry blossom season and the beautiful pink blossoms that fell like snow for days! So I kept my card pretty traditional and tried to recreate that! To start I stamped the grass layers onto Hero Hues Dove White cardstock using Lime Green and Fresh Lawn ink. The set is designed to leave those little rocks among the grass!  Then I stamped my tree trunk and the sentiment using Intens-ified Black ink.

Next I stamped the tree layers using Ultra Pink and Rose Madder ink. Then I inked the petals with the lighter ink and rolled the edges of the stamp in the darker ink for some variation in the petals. I stamped them once and stamped them again to get that lighter second generation stamping. Next I blended around the edges of the panel with Cotton Candy and Ultra Pink ink.  Finally I trimmed the panel down to 4" by 5.25" and adhered it to a Hero Hues Dove White Top-Folded card base to finish the card! I love this scene so much! I just want to hop on a plane and go sit underneath a cherry tree with a picnic lunch! :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have an amazing day!

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, March 2, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!





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100 Responses

Leann Duff
Leann Duff

February 28, 2020

I ❤❤❤ trees!

Deekshita
Deekshita

February 28, 2020

Wow !! Beautiful ❤️ I wish I could sit under that tree n enjoy the picnic 😍 Jess it’s amazing !! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Jen
Jen

February 28, 2020

Love this card! So beautiful and excited for this kit!

Helen
Helen

February 28, 2020

Such a lovely scene…can’t wait to see more!

Subhashini S
Subhashini S

February 28, 2020

Oh my gosh!! Such a beautiful scene, love those amazing stamps!! Thanks for the opportunity to win

Sue Mackowey
Sue Mackowey

February 28, 2020

I think that I am going to love this set..This card is so pretty and springlike. Gives me a scene even when I can’t draw.

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

February 28, 2020

How gorgeous! I love layering sets! Can’t wait!

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

February 28, 2020

I just love the pink…it is so unusual. I like the full look of the tree….

Lindarub
Lindarub

February 28, 2020

Cute card!

Claudia
Claudia

February 28, 2020

Love all your kits I would be honored to win one!
Thank you for helping to make our winters sweeter with creativity.

Sue D
Sue D

February 28, 2020

Very pretty cherry blossom tree scene.

Julie Krehbiel
Julie Krehbiel

February 28, 2020

Love this kit!

Toni
Toni

February 28, 2020

Loved the whole scene. Spring is here.

lisa-marie jordan
lisa-marie jordan

February 28, 2020

This is beautiful!! I’m in love with this kit already!

Donna Schestopol
Donna Schestopol

February 28, 2020

I love Cherry Blossom time in Washington DC. It is so magical! This card is a perfect reflection of that! Thank you!

KellyG
KellyG

February 28, 2020

Very pretty cards. Love the colors×

Katie
Katie

February 28, 2020

This is stunning!

Anouk Plas
Anouk Plas

February 28, 2020

I am very excited for this kit. This card is so pretty!!

Susanbcards
Susanbcards

February 28, 2020

Gorgeous color combo! Love the tree!

Jean Reinemann
Jean Reinemann

February 28, 2020

Your card is so lovely; reminds me of a trip to Japan a few years ago. It’ll be fun to try re-creating scenes from that trip. Thank you, Hero Arts!

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

February 28, 2020

Oooh, this looks like a versatile set! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Zolane
Zolane

February 28, 2020

This is stunning!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

February 28, 2020

Oh this is beautiful Jess! I love the HeroScapes idea and can’t wait to see more of this kit!!

karenajo
karenajo

February 28, 2020

Beautiful card – does look like a cherry tree in the spring! Thanks for sharing!

Mylene
Mylene

February 28, 2020

Wow! That card is awesome! Those vibrant colors are beautiful! I’m going to love this kit! Thanks for the sneak peek.

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

February 28, 2020

Beautiful card! I lived in Japan for a year and I, too, love the scenery! Can hardly wait to see more of the kit!

Anne
Anne

February 28, 2020

Jess this is stunning!
Thanks!

Jackie S
Jackie S

February 28, 2020

Love this card! Great kit so far

Joyce Foose
Joyce Foose

February 28, 2020

There is nothing lovely as a free and Jess, you nailed it with this card. Makes you want sit in the grass and smell the blossoms.

Vicki D
Vicki D

February 28, 2020

This reminds me of the cherry blossoms in Washington DC – we were so fortunate to see them when we were there for a visit. You sure captured the beauty of these trees!

Teresa
Teresa

February 28, 2020

Beautiful card. The colors are amazing. Can’t wait to see what other goodies are in the kit.

Deborah Cooper
Deborah Cooper

February 28, 2020

I absolutely love your card. I loved Japan and the cherry blossoms.

Veronique
Veronique

February 28, 2020

This looks so beautiful! Looking forward to the full reveal!

Brenda
Brenda

February 28, 2020

WOW this kit looks amazing! I am absolutely in love with this stamp set and sentiment!!

Susan Cocjin
Susan Cocjin

February 28, 2020

This will be perfect for scrapbooking our trip to Japan!

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

February 28, 2020

Lovely card. Love scene builder kits.

Lyn Archibald
Lyn Archibald

February 28, 2020

Very versatile set with a beautiful layering effect to make a stunning card. Love it.

nikki cochran
nikki cochran

February 28, 2020

This is beautiful.

Ginni  DelPiano
Ginni DelPiano

February 28, 2020

Beautiful spring card, Jessica. Colors are so refreshing and reminds me of cherry blossom time.

Kimmer
Kimmer

February 28, 2020

I live the design and the colors top it off!

Cindy WB
Cindy WB

February 28, 2020

I love this kit. I live in Japan so it’s perfect.

Jaycee Cooper
Jaycee Cooper

February 28, 2020

Oh, how lovely!. Such a refreshing, spring scene. I bet the kit is amazing!

Donna Rohwer
Donna Rohwer

February 28, 2020

This card is so beautiful! I can’t wait for the full reveal.

Linda
Linda

February 28, 2020

I love this kit. Can’t wait to get my hands on one of them..

Katharine Rothaar
Katharine Rothaar

February 28, 2020

Love the card! Can’t wait to see this kit.

Deborah Mattingly
Deborah Mattingly

February 28, 2020

This is absolutely beautiful. I am excited to see what else is in the kit.

Cheryl
Cheryl

February 28, 2020

This is stunning

Nicole S.
Nicole S.

February 28, 2020

So beautiful! Can’t wait for the release!

Karen Jordan
Karen Jordan

February 28, 2020

I’m speechless, it’s beautiful! While I haven’t been to Japan (even though my son was stationed there for 2 years), I have been to Washington DC in Cherry Blossom season and it’s breathtaking! You definitely make me want to pull out out my pics and reminisce!

Kimberly
Kimberly

February 28, 2020

Beautiful! Love the variations in color.

Ana Cordoba
Ana Cordoba

February 28, 2020

Beautiful card! Can’t wait for the kit reveal.

Kenzie Higdon
Kenzie Higdon

February 28, 2020

I think I am going to be in LOVE with this kit, but I am having a surgical procedure Monday, I don’t want to miss out, it looks so pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!

Denise Kasbohm
Denise Kasbohm

February 28, 2020

Omg!! This is gorgeous! Love the soft blending and that pink. Makes me want to sit under a cherry tree too!!

SUSAN E FIRST
SUSAN E FIRST

February 28, 2020

Lovely card. The layering grass stamp is beautiful. I imagine the tree stamp can be used for autumn cards too.

Rachel Eli
Rachel Eli

February 28, 2020

So gorgeous! First saw this card on Instagram and my mouth dropped. Went immediately to your website to see what I had to look forward to with my March kit. Can’t wait to seeing all the possibilities!

Frances
Frances

February 28, 2020

So beautiful, love all the layering

Barbara Drake
Barbara Drake

February 28, 2020

Love, love, love it!! The colors are beautiful and I think it’s so serene looking!! Beautiful job!

Aeyrah Suitos
Aeyrah Suitos

February 28, 2020

Love cherry blossoms. Hope to win

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

February 28, 2020

Love the create a scene stamps – so versatile!

September Wynne
September Wynne

February 28, 2020

So beautiful Jess! Love the pinks!

Kristina Gentle
Kristina Gentle

February 28, 2020

Such an amazingly instant beautiful layering stamp set. Just stunning!!

Christine P
Christine P

February 28, 2020

Beautiful set. Can’t wait to see the entire kit!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

February 28, 2020

Gorgeous scene! Love the pink blooms!

Jackie McKnite
Jackie McKnite

February 28, 2020

Your card is gorgeous and totally contributes to my anxiousness to have this kit.

Kimberly T.
Kimberly T.

February 28, 2020

I am already in love with this release just from this card!!!!! I can’t wait to see the whole kit!!!!

Linda K.
Linda K.

February 28, 2020

I love the new Heroscape stamp sets! Just beautiful….and your cherry blossoms are delightful!
Linda

Janet Trapp
Janet Trapp

February 28, 2020

Oh my gosh! I am so inspired by this what loveliness! Thanks for the chance to win it… God bless!

Loie Engle
Loie Engle

February 28, 2020

So beautiful. and yes, evocative of cherry blossom season.

Lieschen
Lieschen

February 28, 2020

OMG! I am LOVING this kit!!! I love how Jessica used this stamp set to make such a beautiful card. I cannot wait to own this kit.

Marion Winall
Marion Winall

February 28, 2020

Lovely…can’t wait for this one!

Sandy Dayhoff
Sandy Dayhoff

February 28, 2020

This looks wonderful! Love that grass!

Holly L
Holly L

February 28, 2020

OMG! It’s beautiful!! I love it! Love your design on this card, Jessica!! GORGEOUS!!

Kristy
Kristy

February 28, 2020

Omg!! This is so pretty!! Kit looks amazing

Shannon
Shannon

February 28, 2020

Beautiful card – love the scene you created!

Florie Vega
Florie Vega

February 28, 2020

I am in love with this card, it’s amazingly beautiful and I am going to make sure I paid for my kit today so that I won’t stay out. This kit has me anxious to receive it. I am not currently subscribe to the monthly kits because I am very ill and in the worse case scenario, I could go living near the angels and my family would not know about my subscription, however, I buy my kits every month. I will go through a transplant next week and in the name of my Holly Father God Almighty, I will be ok and I can subscribe again. Tfs

Florie Vega
Florie Vega

February 28, 2020

I am in love with this card, it’s amazingly beautiful and I am going to make sure I paid for my kit today so that I won’t stay out. This kit has me anxious to receive it. I am not currently subscribe to the monthly kits because I am very ill and in the worse case scenario, I could go living near the angels and my family would not know about my subscription, however, I buy my kits every month. I will go through a transplant next week and in the name of my Holly Father God Almighty, I will be ok and I can subscribe again. Tfs

Stefanie Eddings
Stefanie Eddings

February 28, 2020

Love Cherry Blossoms! Great card!

Concepcion Diaz
Concepcion Diaz

February 28, 2020

I love the card, can’t wait for the new kit!!

Paula Schuessler
Paula Schuessler

February 28, 2020

Love it!

Karen Chupka
Karen Chupka

February 28, 2020

Love this tree and the Little Rock’s in the path. Beautiful pink color!

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

February 28, 2020

This card is just gorgeous! I love cherry blossoms and this kit would be awesome to have.

Teena
Teena

February 28, 2020

Love those pink blossoms!

Cheryl H
Cheryl H

February 28, 2020

So pretty! Reminds me of the cherry blossom trees in DC. Beautiful …

Bo
Bo

February 28, 2020

Stunning card.

candy Hazzard
candy Hazzard

February 28, 2020

Love the card, that tree is lovely.

Michele
Michele

February 28, 2020

Beautiful card!! I love it

Marge Peila
Marge Peila

February 28, 2020

Awesome! I need this!!

Karen Dow
Karen Dow

February 28, 2020

Love the nice touch if the stones in grass for a hint of path and the falling petals! Perfect!

BOOKS_AND_SCRAPS
BOOKS_AND_SCRAPS

February 28, 2020

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO PRETTY!

Helen Potter
Helen Potter

February 28, 2020

Oh my goodness. This is fabulous. This kit looks awesome. You took me to Japan, Jess.

Deborah Smart
Deborah Smart

February 28, 2020

We have a huge cherry blossom festival every year here in Vancouver, BC! This card is a perfect depiction of that – I can’t wait to see the rest of the new release!

Melanie
Melanie

February 28, 2020

What a gorgeous card!

Frances Sheegog
Frances Sheegog

February 28, 2020

I am sansei and, like you, have an affinity for Japanese imagery, especially flowers. Your beautiful card captures your description of your springs in Japan. Thank you for sharing of yourself and your work!

Karen L K
Karen L K

February 28, 2020

So very nice! Looking forward to see what else is coming.

Tani K
Tani K

February 28, 2020

This card is so gorgeous!. I love pink and the card shows it so beautifully.

Kathy Waxler
Kathy Waxler

February 28, 2020

Ooooh. Love that tree. Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Kendra
Kendra

February 28, 2020

Beautiful card! I love the pink tree!

Mary
Mary

February 28, 2020

BEAUTIFUL! I am so excited to get this kit.

Nancy Deffner
Nancy Deffner

February 28, 2020

Stunning! Love how you used pink for the sky too. The Hero scapes are amazing.

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

February 28, 2020

Oh wow, this is lovely! I hope I win!