May My Monthly Hero Countdown + Giveaway: Day 2

by Hero Arts May 01, 2021 208 Comments

Hello and welcome back to the May My Monthly Hero countdown! Release day is coming up on Monday, May 3 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Our Creative Team is here to share another round of "fintastic" cards today. You'll find even more detail about these projects on the designers' blogs - links provided below.

Project #5 created by Channin Pelletier
Click HERE to visit her blog for more details.

Project #6 created by Dana Joy
Click HERE to visit her blog for more details.

Project #7 created by Lydia Fiedler
Click HERE to visit her blog for more details.

Project #8 created by Jessica Frost-Ballas
Click HERE to visit her blog for more details.

Soothing seas, coral reef discoveries, salt water fish...this kit includes many of nature's most majestic creations, beautifully illustrated and perfect for a variety of techniques. We look forward to seeing all of the creative ideas you have for the May kit!

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, May 3, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win. Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow for more peeks!





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Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

May 01, 2021

Wow – awesome colorful cards today & a great range of different fish images. Looking forward to seeing the whole kit.

Joanne Wong
Joanne Wong

May 01, 2021

Love sneak peak images and card ideas. Can’t wait for the release. Love ocean themes.

Cindy Graham
Cindy Graham

May 01, 2021

Love love love, and especially Lydia’s. I hope the background is part of the kit or an add on – it works perfectly. I can never have too much sea/ocean related goodies in my stash…Monday, Monday….hurry up..

Karen Jordan
Karen Jordan

May 01, 2021

The cards are all beautiful, but Dana Joy’s rainbow coral is STUNNING! This kit seems to have endless possibilities! Can’t wait for the full reveal!

Barbara Lambe
Barbara Lambe

May 01, 2021

I can not wait til Monday!

Bonnie Mayo
Bonnie Mayo

May 01, 2021

I love the fish….especially the lionfish. Beautiful cards!

Nancy Knapp
Nancy Knapp

May 01, 2021

Wow! Great schools of fish! So colorful! Can’t wait to see what else is in this kit.

Stephanie Zilmer
Stephanie Zilmer

May 01, 2021

Love all the colorful fishes and coral :)

Janis B
Janis B

May 01, 2021

I’m a sucker for the sea life themes!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

May 01, 2021

Such great ideas for using this kit! Can’t wait to get it!

Patricia Olson
Patricia Olson

May 01, 2021

Another day of wonderful cards. I am loving what I see of this kit.

Sula Mordue
Sula Mordue

May 01, 2021

Seriously….I’m so in love with the jellyfish!!!!!

Manny Lu
Manny Lu

May 01, 2021

project 8 totally reminded me of finding nemo!! this set is so adorable!

Cassie Hoyt
Cassie Hoyt

May 01, 2021

I can’t wait for this kit, and I’m prepared for what the May Addons are going to be too. I’m certainly going to be all in for anything ocean themed!

Michelle Schonack
Michelle Schonack

May 01, 2021

This card kit looks like so much fun! All the cards that have been shared are so lovely!

Patricia Wilson
Patricia Wilson

May 01, 2021

Love the colorful fish. They made me smile. Interesting articles what with the fish and the coral. Pretty.

Theresa heath
Theresa heath

May 01, 2021

Beautiful

Nancy Sue Valencia
Nancy Sue Valencia

May 01, 2021

I’m ready to swim with the fishies.

El Ivens
El Ivens

May 01, 2021

Loving the sneak peeks. Can hardly wait till Monday. Beautiful samples

Sue McDaniel
Sue McDaniel

May 01, 2021

Too much fun! Over-the-Moon/Under-the-Sea bubbling with EXCITEMENT! Not lion (fish), can’t wait to get this kit! Shell we begin?!

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

May 01, 2021

Absolutely love these fish and coral images. I have the ocean/aquarium themed kit from before and it was amazing. Love this one even more.

Ikeda Evans
Ikeda Evans

May 01, 2021

Amazing images! Can’t wait to color, emboss, and play with this kit.

Lani Abrigana
Lani Abrigana

May 01, 2021

Canʻt wait to see the whole release!

Deborah DeForest
Deborah DeForest

May 01, 2021

This is a must have!

Vicki Kroll
Vicki Kroll

May 01, 2021

Beautiful cards and love the sentiments. So clever.

sheron B. egolf
sheron B. egolf

May 01, 2021

I’m so excited for this set!

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

May 01, 2021

Lovely coloring on the coral. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Judy G Ferrell
Judy G Ferrell

May 01, 2021

Your design team have done a fantastic job of giving ideas for these products, although I think the items in the kit make it look easy. Great kit!

Judy Vowels
Judy Vowels

May 01, 2021

These fish and corals make me so happy, and the vibrant coloring is gorgeous.

Judy Bishop
Judy Bishop

May 01, 2021

A+ Hero Arts! From the cards this looks to be a must have kit. Love the ocean theme. Your designers made gorgeous cards. I’m so ready for summer and this kit and cards bring me there.

Ana Rodriguez
Ana Rodriguez

May 01, 2021

Living in SW Florida, I live anything sea related.! This is perfect!

Deborah Smart
Deborah Smart

May 01, 2021

Wow! So many gorgeous samples showing off how versatile this new release is! And gorgeous! :)

Alex Workman
Alex Workman

May 01, 2021

The first preview was fabulous, but this one with all the FISHES – I can’t resist. This might be your best yet! The only thing better would be Purrmaids. 🤣

kathleen dumpert
kathleen dumpert

May 01, 2021

I love all the different fish that are included in your kit and how colorful the cards are!

Sheri Kempke
Sheri Kempke

May 01, 2021

Awesome projects made with this new kit, can’t wait!

Margaret R
Margaret R

May 01, 2021

More beautiful cards! And I love the “punny” sentiments!

Christy Malone
Christy Malone

May 01, 2021

What fantastic cards!!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

May 01, 2021

wow Jess is amazing – love her work

Lisa Clark
Lisa Clark

May 01, 2021

Perfect selection of sea life to practice my coloring. Great variety and looking forward to seeing the whole kit.

Gabriela P.
Gabriela P.

May 01, 2021

So realistic, I love it! I cannot wait.

Annabell Plauth
Annabell Plauth

May 01, 2021

Love the Ocean theme!

Dana Metts
Dana Metts

May 01, 2021

Love the slimline card. Really gets my creative thoughts flowing.

Lisa Taylor
Lisa Taylor

May 01, 2021

I just love that colorful coral!

Raids McNair
Raids McNair

May 01, 2021

Love sea life stamps. The cards are so versatile. They can be playful for kiddos, masculine for fellas and elegant as well.

Linda Heithold
Linda Heithold

May 01, 2021

Grandkids (military) are moving to Hawaii next month. I have to have this kit it’s perfect.

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

May 01, 2021

Awesome designs and beautiful colors on these gorgeous samples! Excited about this kit, as I love the ocean and beaches!

Lou Ann Evans
Lou Ann Evans

May 01, 2021

Love….love….love what I have seen so far!

Jvega
Jvega

May 01, 2021

Great ocean life images, so very realistic. Looking forward to this kit.

Nicole Redden
Nicole Redden

May 01, 2021

Take my money!!!! You had me with ocean.

Teri S.
Teri S.

May 01, 2021

My favourite theme – the ocean! Yay! This is such a wonderful kit!

Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson

May 01, 2021

The fish are going to be so much fun to color, and I’m already seeing many ideas for mixing and matching with other ocean theme Hero Arts sets.
Nancy Roberts
Nancy Roberts

May 01, 2021

That rainbow colored coral is beautiful! Can’t wait for this kit!

Lillian Prost
Lillian Prost

May 01, 2021

so pretty!

Teri S.
Teri S.

May 01, 2021

More cool products to make cards relating to my favourite place to be – at or on or in the ocean.

Madeline Littman
Madeline Littman

May 01, 2021

The fish in these cards are so realist and colorful. Can’t wait to see the whole kit.

JoAnn Markham
JoAnn Markham

May 01, 2021

I am so excited for this release!! You always have amazing ocean themed stamps- cannot wait for Monday!!!!!

Teelka Neupert
Teelka Neupert

May 01, 2021

The ocean images are so lovely! Like to work with them!

Cynthia O.
Cynthia O.

May 01, 2021

Wowsers! LOVE the detailed fish images. Beautiful inspiration from the DT! I’m in big trouble with this release!!

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

May 01, 2021

beautiful projects! can’t wait to see the full kit!

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman

May 01, 2021

I didn’t realize that I had such a critical vitamin Sea deficiency until now! Failing fast……. need kit now……… be an angel fish and say my name. Ha… I love the look on the face of Channins orange and the green fish! 🐡🐠🐟🐬🐋 This kit is already so fin.. I mean fun!

Bertha P
Bertha P

May 01, 2021

Love to see the variety of fish in this kit….from Nemo to lion fish. Great for any underwater stash!

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris

May 01, 2021

I’m loving this kit so much. The wonderful, colorful, fun cards are an inspiration!

Mary Lou Ni Maire
Mary Lou Ni Maire

May 01, 2021

Beautiful—timed just right for summer projects and invitations! Love the Corals and jellyfish especially!

D Niewiadomski
D Niewiadomski

May 01, 2021

These ARE very much fintastic!

Hannah Tully
Hannah Tully

May 01, 2021

I can’t wait to stamp and color all the fishies 😍

Henriëtte Mulder
Henriëtte Mulder

May 01, 2021

These cards are sooo gorgeous.
All the fish, the coral and everything is so beautiful.
It’s a great tribute to the beauty of the oceans, thank you all!

Avra Williams
Avra Williams

May 01, 2021

Love all the ocean images!

Celeste Cassino
Celeste Cassino

May 01, 2021

His looks like such a fun kit. I love the potential for super vibrant cards!

josmary Lorena flores
josmary Lorena flores

May 01, 2021

Omg im so excited about those fish I dont have fish like that in my stash.

BECCA YAHRLING
BECCA YAHRLING

May 01, 2021

Gorgeous inspiration! Looking forward to
seeing this whole kit.

Beth Canary-Lee
Beth Canary-Lee

May 01, 2021

OMG! Love this monthly kit. The designers have “nailed it” on the coloring. Can’t wait to see the whole kit! Gotta get this month’s kit for sure.

Linda Crowley
Linda Crowley

May 01, 2021

Oh, I love all these different fish stamps! Wonderful cards! I am so excited for this kit!

Susan Lang
Susan Lang

May 01, 2021

Yes, this is fintastic! So many ways to use these stamps!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

May 01, 2021

Absolutely love the ocean theme for this month kit. Awesome cards!
Thanks for sharing.

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

May 01, 2021

I love these cards! I’m so excited to see the full reveal of this kit! :)

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

May 01, 2021

Wow all so bright and vibrant!!

Kel Berg
Kel Berg

May 01, 2021

THESE CARDS ARE FINTASTIC!

Michele Whalen
Michele Whalen

May 01, 2021

The more I see of this kit and the beautiful cards made with it the more anxious I am for Monday. I can hardly wait to see the full kit! I’m already dreaming of the cards I can create.

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

May 01, 2021

Love the nautical theme.
The sea grasses are fantastic.
thanks for sharing
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MaryAnn Somers
MaryAnn Somers

May 01, 2021

I have many “ocean” themed stamps and dies but it looks like this kit has some different fish…. excited to see the whole kit!

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

May 01, 2021

Wonderful fish. Hoping there are dies for the fish.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Debbie Selby
Debbie Selby

May 01, 2021

This looks like a great kit so far.

Kim Heggins
Kim Heggins

May 01, 2021

Those fish are gorgeous!

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

May 01, 2021

I really like all these cute and colorful underwater scenes with this new kit!

Bunny Dobbie
Bunny Dobbie

May 01, 2021

Love these fish and the coral is stunning!

Cyndee S
Cyndee S

May 01, 2021

I absolutely LOVE all these card samples. The colors on the sea coral in the second card are amazing. Can’t wait to see the reveal of the entire kit!

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

May 01, 2021

These fish are fantastic! Soooo detailed and beautiful!

Phyllis Freese
Phyllis Freese

May 01, 2021

Great assortment of ocean fish & plants in this new release and so much inspiration in these samples.

Karen Talbot
Karen Talbot

May 01, 2021

Oh WOW! I am loving this already! This kit looks amazing! Gorgeous cards, designers!

Rachel Walton
Rachel Walton

May 01, 2021

Love, love, love the ocean scenes. The background coral stamp is beautiful. Can’t wait to see more.

Jackie Smith
Jackie Smith

May 01, 2021

Beautiful looking cards. I love underwater themes as there’s so much we can do with them. Thanks!

Lauryne Cunningham
Lauryne Cunningham

May 01, 2021

Can’t wait to see this card kit! I’m ready to hit the beach! These cards are gorgeous!

Fionna Wheatley
Fionna Wheatley

May 01, 2021

I so hope that the tropical fish are in the kit! I grew up with my dad owning salt water tanks…he’s a veterinarian and this is his birthday and Christmas cards for EVER! I love all the examples!

Felicia C
Felicia C

May 01, 2021

Oh my! Stop! I am getting beyond excited to receive this month’s kit. Gets beeter each day. I just LOVE the images. The ideas are just wonderful! Thank you makers!

Sharon C
Sharon C

May 01, 2021

Gorgeous cards. I am loving the sea theme.

Beth Harple
Beth Harple

May 01, 2021

Another wonder group of cards and another MMH kit I feel I can’t live without.

Sandye Curry
Sandye Curry

May 01, 2021

I certainly want this kit!

Rachel G
Rachel G

May 01, 2021

Looks incredible! Love Dana’s multicolored coral 😍😍😍

Katherine Cartwright
Katherine Cartwright

May 01, 2021

These are all great! Can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Iris Esther López
Iris Esther López

May 01, 2021

I’m loving what I’m seeing.