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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90 Responses

Dawn N.
Dawn N.

February 28, 2020

Love what I see so far!!!

Audrey A Riche
Audrey A Riche

February 28, 2020

This card is beautiful and has made me want to buy the March kit! Thank you!

Marylou Cotton
Marylou Cotton

February 28, 2020

Makes me think of my crabapple tree in bloom

Lonya H Mathys
Lonya H Mathys

February 28, 2020

I’ve lost my mojo lately but I think this kit could be just what I need!

Josmary flores
Josmary flores

February 28, 2020

Oooohh i already love this kit 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰😙

Rachel W
Rachel W

February 28, 2020

I absolutely love this card! The cherry blossoms floating in the air is perfect for this time of year. Can’t wait to see the whole kit.

sharon brand
sharon brand

February 28, 2020

Lovely scene and beautiful tree!

Ellibelle
Ellibelle

February 28, 2020

How very beautiful! Loving this scene! Thanks for the wonderful sneak peek!

eleanor chua
eleanor chua

February 28, 2020

Beautiful spring scenery. My type of card. Would love to win this kit.

Joyce
Joyce

February 28, 2020

The tree is gorgeous!

eleanor chua
eleanor chua

February 28, 2020

Beautiful spring scenery. My type of card. Would love to win this kit.

Andrea Shell
Andrea Shell

February 28, 2020

What a beautiful card! Pink and green is my favorite color combo, and I absolutely love cherry trees! Hooray for new scene-building, layering stamps!

Julia D.
Julia D.

February 28, 2020

I LOVE trees! The pink colors you used on this card are gorgeous! Love the card and can’t wait to see more of the kit. Thank you for the chance to win!!

nancy f
nancy f

February 28, 2020

Beautiful card. Looks like a fun kit.

JANIS LITYNSKY
JANIS LITYNSKY

February 28, 2020

Oh my Goodness. This reminds me of precious memories. Thanks so much for the Beautiful Reminder.

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

February 28, 2020

Love this card! I can imagine myself there.

Karla
Karla

February 28, 2020

Beautiful spring card. Love the colors that are layered. Also reminds me of Japan. The stamping is fabulous!

D Connolly
D Connolly

February 28, 2020

Ah so pretty!!! Love making good scenery!

Bonnie Miller
Bonnie Miller

February 28, 2020

I cannot wait to see the full kit. Hurry up please.

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

February 28, 2020

Love the scenery stamps. Makes me think of spring.
thanks for the peek. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Melody
Melody

February 28, 2020

Beautiful card! Brings back memories of the cherry blossom festivals in Washington DC when I was young.

Mary in Wausau WI
Mary in Wausau WI

February 28, 2020

A one layer card with gorgeous depth!
What an Amazing first look… <3

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

February 28, 2020

Beautiful card…looks like spring is around the corner.

Theresa
Theresa

February 28, 2020

Beautiful!

Edna Hunt
Edna Hunt

February 28, 2020

I love, love, love this card! And I want the kit!

KT Fit Kitty
KT Fit Kitty

February 28, 2020

Oh that’s so pretty! Can’t wait to see more!

Sylvia Azores (Sylvie)
Sylvia Azores (Sylvie)

February 28, 2020

The tree is gorgeous!!!

Yolanda F
Yolanda F

February 28, 2020

It’s a gorgeous card. You can just feel the warm spring breeze blowing through. This is going to be a great kit.

Barbara Staradumsky
Barbara Staradumsky

February 28, 2020

I love your cards Jessica! And I already know I will love this kit just due to your card! I was blown away by the Hero Arts Spring Release and have a list a mile long. This card would coordinate with the Heroscapes I have bought! I was thinking of what you had on your card about how many different ways I could combine it with the Heroscapes!
I have been eyeing your kits for awhile and I’ve purchased some. I normally tend to buy what I want and do not do kit subscriptions but I’ve finally decided to subscribe!Hero Artss are so amazing and so modern and I honestly haven’t seen one that I didn’t want. I think others agree because they sell out the day they are released. There has been times I wanted a kit but it was sold out before I could buy it and it was on the day of the release! I am going to solve that problem now and join the club! Your kits are just that good!

Toni L
Toni L

February 28, 2020

I can see why you were excited to see this kit—you have passed that on to me. What a wonderful card.

Jenna Batik
Jenna Batik

February 28, 2020

What a beautiful card. I love anything floral or Japanese themed. I can’t wait to see more of the reveal.

Neudorf Terry
Neudorf Terry

February 28, 2020

What a beautiful card !

Tracy
Tracy

February 28, 2020

What a beautiful card! Amazing.

Gale
Gale

February 28, 2020

What a beautiful card! Love the colors and the layering!

Kelly W.
Kelly W.

February 28, 2020

What a lovely memory Jess and you recaptured it beautifully with this gorgeous card! I love the tree and grassy pathway!

Lynnette Smith
Lynnette Smith

February 28, 2020

I am so going to love this set. I love the layering sets. You did a beautiful job on this card. Sure to make you want it.

Kimberly McField
Kimberly McField

February 28, 2020

This card is GORGEOUS, and I’m in love with the kit already! Can’t wait to see more of it!!

Lisa
Lisa

February 28, 2020

Such a lovely card! I am loving layering stamps more and more these days, so this looks like a must have for me! Can’t wait to see more examples using this kit!

Terri Bruin
Terri Bruin

February 28, 2020

I have purchased some of the Hero Arts Heroscapes stamp sets and I love them. I’m intrigued what this month’s kit will contain. Your card is very beautiful.

Shirley Galecki
Shirley Galecki

February 28, 2020

So beautiful. Really love the tree and grass. Haven’t tried layering yet, but would love to

Amy Peyton
Amy Peyton

February 28, 2020

This is such a beautiful card! I’ve been drooling over the new landscape stamps Hero released, and this kit looks like it’s going with a similar vibe! I’m so excited 😆

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris

February 28, 2020

I’ve never been to Japan, but I was fortunate enough to visit Washington, DC during the Cherry Blossom Festival several years ago. The trees were absolutely breathtaking. Your card is beautiful. I’m really looking forward to this kit.

jayn converse
jayn converse

February 28, 2020

I love the delicate look of this card. The grass stamp I really like with the stones in it. Beautiful shading with the pink inks.

littlen
littlen

February 28, 2020

Love the soft colors and the grass layering. Very pretty card. TFS.

Christine Cox
Christine Cox

February 28, 2020

Beautiful card!!

Felicia C
Felicia C

February 28, 2020

Oh my! This is just SPECTACULAR! I love this card and the scenes inspires me the same exact way. Yet, another exciting release ahead. Thank you, Jess!

Nan Brown
Nan Brown

February 28, 2020

Gorgeous! Love the colors you selected to create this lovely Spring scene.

Stephanie VR Burns
Stephanie VR Burns

February 28, 2020

I AM SOOOO happy right now, you have no idea! I’m part Japanese as well, through my maternal grandmother, and I often try to make japanese inspired cards for my mother and my family on her side. This kit will be well loved at my house, and it’s in time to make some gorgeous Mother’s Day cards!

Carrie R.
Carrie R.

February 28, 2020

I love cherry blossoms so this kit is perfection! I love the scene you created on your card.

Kathy J in Ellicott City
Kathy J in Ellicott City

February 28, 2020

What a great card!

PALUMBO
PALUMBO

February 28, 2020

So so beautiful. Can’t wait seeing the kit and certainly buy it. Imissed the last month kit, i don’t want to miss this one.

Denise
Denise

February 28, 2020

Love this card. Such pretty colors and love the scene building stamps. This kit will sell out fast!

Jean Forster
Jean Forster

February 28, 2020

Wow this is stunning!

Margaret Dudt
Margaret Dudt

February 28, 2020

Beautiful card!

Susan
Susan

February 28, 2020

Wow Jess, I agree nothing is more beautiful than cherry blossoms in the spring! You really did a wonderful recreation. I absolutely love the pebbles in the grass!

Sue Manning
Sue Manning

February 28, 2020

I love the springtime feel of this card.
The kit looks like it will be very pretty!
Sue

Pamela A
Pamela A

February 28, 2020

Jessica – Beautiful card and so inspirational. Loving all the colors of the pink you used. I can feel the petals touching my face with the breeze. I would be right with you under the tree with a picnic!

Maria C F
Maria C F

February 28, 2020

Your card showcases the kit beautifully.

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

February 28, 2020

Simply beautiful! Looking forward to seeing more of this month’s kit.

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

February 28, 2020

What a gorgeous blooming tree! I LOVE the pink!

Rose Johnson
Rose Johnson

February 28, 2020

WOW – love that card! Would love the new kit!!

Linda S.
Linda S.

February 28, 2020

Your card is stunning, I really like how you used pink ink to make the tree a blossoming cherry. Such a great idea. Looking forward to seeing more of this kit.

Helen Gullett
Helen Gullett

February 28, 2020

This card is so beautiful and gives peaceful feeling…

Cynthia Cole
Cynthia Cole

February 28, 2020

Your cherry blossom card is lovely!

Mei
Mei

February 28, 2020

Im curious about all ghis kit.That is awesome

Joanne
Joanne

February 28, 2020

Love the scene. Reminds me of cherry blossoms.

Irene K
Irene K

February 28, 2020

Cherry blossoms make me so happy. They remind me of the time when my parents would take me and my sister to the Japanese Cultural Festival in Boston. The Charles River Esplanade is a riverfront park awash in a sea of pink each spring. This card brings back so many great memories!

Avra N Williams
Avra N Williams

February 28, 2020

Pretty layered stamping!

Marie T
Marie T

February 28, 2020

So pretty. I always enjoy color layering, and especially like the stone path perspective!

Lori Storey
Lori Storey

February 28, 2020

Oh so pretty! I love the layering Heroscapes – I have the sunflower fields set and have already made some cards with it. Your card is absolutely beautiful, Jess!

Isabel Z
Isabel Z

February 28, 2020

This is gorgeous; I love the path meandering through the grass.

Catherine
Catherine

February 28, 2020

Spring! I love the layered coloring technique and the sentiment. This card makes me happy. Looking forward to seeing the entire kit.

Celeste Cassino
Celeste Cassino

February 28, 2020

Wow! This is beautiful! Looks like it’s going to be a great kit!

Konnei Wren
Konnei Wren

February 28, 2020

This is beautiful. I am always so excited to see what is in the kit. I love the layering stamps…makes me look like a pro with very little work.
thanks and hopefully Spring is around the corner.

Eva N
Eva N

February 28, 2020

What a delicate and beautiful card! I normally prefer making cards with diecuts rather than just stamping, but this design will have me stamping away.

Theresa P
Theresa P

February 28, 2020

Lovely card! I know that I am going to love this kit!

Maryg
Maryg

February 28, 2020

I just wanted to let you know how beautiful of a card you have created. I feel transported.

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

February 28, 2020

Beautiful colors.

Krystal Showalter
Krystal Showalter

February 28, 2020

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! The color choices are fabulous.

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

February 28, 2020

I love Cherry Blossoms!! This is so beautiful!! I love any kits that feature floral or nature themes.

Aimee
Aimee

February 28, 2020

This is absolutely stunning. I love the colors you used! Can’t wait to see the full kit.

Kay S
Kay S

February 28, 2020

So looking forward to this kit with that beautiful tree. A tree is such a picture of life, will be glorious to work with.

Eva
Eva

February 28, 2020

Cherryblossom – that‘s perfect for spring! And this card is just perfect, too!

Fionna Wheatley
Fionna Wheatley

February 28, 2020

Hanami! How beautiful! Hero scapes rock! Thanks Jessica! Just gorgeous and very natsukashii (reminiscent) thank you so much Jess!

LisaMarie Johnson
LisaMarie Johnson

February 28, 2020

As soon as I saw your card, I thought, I need this kit! It is absolutely beautiful!

Darlene
Darlene

February 28, 2020

Jessica this card is stunning. I can’t wait to get my hands on the kit. Heroscapes are magical! Thanks

Wanda Radler
Wanda Radler

February 28, 2020

Wow – your card is amazing. I got engaged during cherry Blossom festival in Washington, DC and this card reminds me of that day!

Scraporcraft
Scraporcraft

February 28, 2020

Creates such a beautiful scene. I like the stone details left for the path.

Gail Spresser
Gail Spresser

February 28, 2020

Love this card and wonder what the whole kit contains. Thank you.

Diane Loughrey
Diane Loughrey

February 28, 2020

Already want this kit!

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