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May My Monthly Hero Countdown + Giveaway: Day 3

May 02, 2021 Hero Arts

Hello friends, we're so happy to "sea" you here for the final day of the May kit countdown. Just one more day until the kit and add-ons launch at 10am PT on Monday, May 3! A new round of cards also means another giveaway opportunity, so be sure to leave a comment below (one per person) to get your name in the drawing for a free kit!

Mindy, Maria, Seeka and Pam are here today with an ocean of gorgeous inspiration. As always, you can follow the blog links provided below each photo for more details.

Project #9 created by Mindy Eggen
Click HERE to visit her blog for more details.

Project #10 created by Maria Willis
Click HERE to visit her blog for more details.

Project #11 created by Seeka
Click HERE to visit her blog for more details.

Project #12 created by Pocono Pam
Click HERE to visit her blog for more details.

And that's a wrap! Big thanks to our Creative Team for all of the beautiful projects and big thanks to YOU for joining us for the countdown. We can hardly wait to share the kit with you tomorrow and see what you 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, May 3, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win. Good luck!

Happy stamping,

160 Responses

Trish Weaver

Trish Weaver

May 04, 2021

Beautiful! We all need some Vitamin Sea!

Clara Riedl

Clara Riedl

May 03, 2021

What amazing cards!!! I love that salty fish 😂

Joyce Boylan

Joyce Boylan

May 03, 2021

OMG! I need this one!!!Love all the sneaks peeks!

Sharon K Bridges

Sharon K Bridges

May 03, 2021

I am so excited about the May kit. Can’t wait!

Susan Henry

Susan Henry

May 03, 2021

Beautiful, can’t wait!

tina zapusek

tina zapusek

May 03, 2021

wow,, all these amazing colours, I love them!

mary makhoul

mary makhoul

May 03, 2021

My heads is hurting from all the ideas I have of things I can do with this kit. This is my favorite so far this year. Absolutely Amazing.

Stephanie Zilmer

Stephanie Zilmer

May 03, 2021

Nice looking fishes and coral :)

Margaret T.

Margaret T.

May 03, 2021

Don’t you just want to corral that coral?

Lisa Scott

Lisa Scott

May 03, 2021

I’ve always loved the ocean and thus kit is screaming my name! I love this card design and pray I can get my hands on one of the kits because its STUNNING!!

Kenzie Higdon

Kenzie Higdon

May 03, 2021

I sea some fun in my future, wonderful job on the card inspiration!!!

Bev Karolak

Bev Karolak

May 03, 2021

Awesome cards! This kit is amazing! 🙂

Bonnie Mayo

Bonnie Mayo

May 02, 2021

Love all the cards and can’t wait to see the kit!

Jvega

Jvega

May 02, 2021

Ocean theme is my favorite, the images are so realistic, it will be fun to get some
Projects done with it 😁

Andrea Parsons

Andrea Parsons

May 02, 2021

I NEED vitamin Sea!! Must have this kit. Love it!!

Lisa Clark

Lisa Clark

May 02, 2021

I am quite excited for the release of the new kit. Beautiful images and fantastic inspiration from the team.

Becky Moore

Becky Moore

May 02, 2021

I’m loving this May kit. And todays cards were all amazing.

Dorothea M Prouty

Dorothea M Prouty

May 02, 2021

Need this set AND Vitamin SEA…

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

May 02, 2021

I love it all!

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

May 02, 2021

So pretty!

Jo Ann Fannon

Jo Ann Fannon

May 02, 2021

I love the ocean and beach and this new release is right up my alley!

Geri S

Geri S

May 02, 2021

Oh I sea more beautiful cards! Please make sure there area enough extras/add-ons for members to get as I’m positive this will be a best seller!

Terrie Lochhead

Terrie Lochhead

May 02, 2021

Love these cards! The coral images with the fish make beautiful cards. Can’t wait to see the full kit tomorrow!

Becky Reames

Becky Reames

May 02, 2021

Every one of these cards is amazing!!!

Lynn S.

Lynn S.

May 02, 2021

I love number 10 – and the seahorses!

Marjorie Major

Marjorie Major

May 02, 2021

I seem to be collecting underwater and sea themed stuff. This will go with some of the materials I used for ‘turtley awesome’ cards. I am looking forward to opening the kit and start creating.

Kath Godkin

Kath Godkin

May 02, 2021

just love how versatile this stamp collection (and all previous issued stamps) is. love the colour you incorporate into the cards created.

Erika Rusch

Erika Rusch

May 02, 2021

Another awesome set of cards. This kit really hits it out of the park!

Lynn Hardy

Lynn Hardy

May 02, 2021

I’m loving all the fintastic cards on the blog today!

Amber Nest

Amber Nest

May 02, 2021

The rainbow coral is so pretty! Really loving all these cards 💖

Stacy Tiffin

Stacy Tiffin

May 02, 2021

I am loving this new release! These cards are beautiful and that blue background… wow!

Debbie McKelvey

Debbie McKelvey

May 02, 2021

What a fun set this will be. I can’t wait to play with this set as I love anything with the ocean.

 Karry Lengenfelder

Karry Lengenfelder

May 02, 2021

I just love all the cards presented here today! I think I am going to like the kit and the add on

Marty Harris

Marty Harris

May 02, 2021

Love the variety in this kit. The artists have chosen the most beautiful colors for these cards!

Janice Hixon

Janice Hixon

May 02, 2021

I am enjoying seeing all the beautiful examples for the new release as they are all so gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the actual release, I know it is going to be fabulous.

Rachel Walton

Rachel Walton

May 02, 2021

Can’t wait to SEA my kit delivered on the doorstep the month. I love the theme of this kit and have an ocean full of ideas swimming around in my head.

El Ivens

El Ivens

May 02, 2021

Great samples. Love the seahorses. Anxious to play with this set.

Ellie Uselton

Ellie Uselton

May 02, 2021

This is such a fantastic kit already, I can’t wait to get my own set! I’m already thinking of cards and scrapbook pages I can use these on.

D Niewiadomski

D Niewiadomski

May 02, 2021

I love how well these will coordinate with some of our other kits!

Cindy Graham

Cindy Graham

May 02, 2021

1 more day – can’t wait. So many possibilities. I am anxious to see it all. Love all the samples. Pam’s is so simple and fun! Love love love

Carolyn Potter

Carolyn Potter

May 02, 2021

Very excited to see this kit in full. Thanks for sharing your projects inspiring people!

Golda Peterson

Golda Peterson

May 02, 2021

Rainbows and underwater, what a great idea! Love these. Can’t wait for the release.

Roxanne Tellini

Roxanne Tellini

May 02, 2021

10am PT. I think that is 7am EST. I can check this out nice and early! I hope there are more cards to “sea” tomorrow too.

Margery C

Margery C

May 02, 2021

Looking forward to receiving my Monthly Kit. The designers made great samples.

Janice Hixon

Janice Hixon

May 02, 2021

I am enjoying seeing all the beautiful examples for the new release as they are all so gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the actual release, I know it is going to be fabulous.

Brenda Meilak

Brenda Meilak

May 02, 2021

I really love these coral images! They will work great with your previous ocean kits that I have.

Luly Gonzalez

Luly Gonzalez

May 02, 2021

The coral is so beautiful!

Beth Harple

Beth Harple

May 02, 2021

Another great group of cards.

Jane P

Jane P

May 02, 2021

The undersea theme is perfect for summer (and beyond), and I look forward to the official unveiling!

Susan Kimura

Susan Kimura

May 02, 2021

Hmm, looks like there’s an amazing background die.

Elaine Hawley

Elaine Hawley

May 02, 2021

This is a great kit! I love underwater scenes. Can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Karen Kirkman

Karen Kirkman

May 02, 2021

Such great looking cards! I like the colorful sea anemone and coral image! And so many fun fish to create with!

Susy Ramirez

Susy Ramirez

May 02, 2021

Wow! Absolutely love the card from Mindy! They’re all lovely cards! Love the ocean theme of this month’s kit. The little fish are so cute too.

Linda Johnson

Linda Johnson

May 02, 2021

All of these cards are so different and so pretty! I am in love with this set. Great job everyone!

Michelle R Thompson

Michelle R Thompson

May 02, 2021

Love the seahorse!

Carol E. Wortman

Carol E. Wortman

May 02, 2021

🐠Oooh I love the little watermark bubbles in Seekas background!
Awwwwe, Maria’s fish looks sad, which would be perfect for a get well card. 🐋

Zuleima Sullivan

Zuleima Sullivan

May 02, 2021

The sea creatures are adorable; the “stay salty” fish has personality. I love what I’ve seen so far. Can’t wait to win this kit. Hehe.

Neha Mahajan

Neha Mahajan

May 02, 2021

I really love all the corals in this stamp set/kit. The outlined seahorse images in the card above look great. Look forward to this kit’s release tomorrow.

Berina Rajakumar

Berina Rajakumar

May 02, 2021

Such beautiful cards, today!! That seahorse is adorable!!

Cyndee S

Cyndee S

May 02, 2021

I just LOVE all these samples! The colors on the coral are amazing. I love the coloring on the blue circle – reminds me of bubbly ocean water, the reef scene is wonderful and I think the colored seahorses are so cute. I especially like the sentiment stamps that I have seen so far..

Kimberly McField

Kimberly McField

May 02, 2021

I love that the images are large enough for detailed coloring!

Manny Lu

Manny Lu

May 02, 2021

the seahorse stamp is so cute! Love how you can make the cards as colorful or as plain as we’d like. beautiful!

Lyndi Kummer

Lyndi Kummer

May 02, 2021

Love the,! So cute.

Valerija Jakolič

Valerija Jakolič

May 02, 2021

I just love sea themed cards. So wonderful kit. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Sherri Cooley

Sherri Cooley

May 02, 2021

Beautiful!

Iris López

Iris López

May 02, 2021

So much inspiration. Can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Alex Workman

Alex Workman

May 02, 2021

All of these designs are perfection! I adore all of the inspiration. Thank you!

BECCA YAHRLING

BECCA YAHRLING

May 02, 2021

Love the pretty inspiration!

Nancy Roberts

Nancy Roberts

May 02, 2021

I need me some vitamin SEA !

Jessica Kerr

Jessica Kerr

May 02, 2021

Beautiful effect with the white embossing and colors

Jen K.

Jen K.

May 02, 2021

Each card gives such a different “feel” to this set. I really like how it can be moody and deep with darker colors or bright and happy.

Susan Young

Susan Young

May 02, 2021

Love this month’s theme!

Linda Crowley

Linda Crowley

May 02, 2021

Wow! These cards are amazing! I am so excited for this kit!

D Connolly

D Connolly

May 02, 2021

Love the colors on this one!

Henriëtte Mulder

Henriëtte Mulder

May 02, 2021

Again gorgeous cards! I love the sentiment with “vitamine sea”, I definitely need a doses of that.
Thank you so much Mindy, Maria, Seeka and Pam for sharing your inspiration for this awesome kit..

Laura Pervier

Laura Pervier

May 02, 2021

Great use of the seahorse stamp!

Margaret Roberts

Margaret Roberts

May 02, 2021

The colors on all of these amazing cards are so beautiful – they make me want to hop on a plane for Hawaii right now! Or maybe just hop into my craft room and get inky!

Deborah Smart

Deborah Smart

May 02, 2021

I just love the versatility of this new release! That you can choose to colour each of the elements, or just stamp onto coloured cardstock. It’s so bright, and lively!

Melanie Arrowood

Melanie Arrowood

May 02, 2021

Each new post gets me more and more excited about this release!

sheron B. egolf

sheron B. egolf

May 02, 2021

I love sea themed stamps. I can’t wait to play with this set.

Geneviève Milot

Geneviève Milot

May 02, 2021

This kit will be one of my favorite.

Judy Vowels

Judy Vowels

May 02, 2021

This kit takes you under the sea. Beautiful.

Debi Walton

Debi Walton

May 02, 2021

Can’t wait to get this kit so I can start making projects with it. Just returned from Hawaii and have some Thank You cards to make and Gift Tags to make for a few gifts. This kit fits the bill perfectly and the preview ideas are beautiful.

Dee earnshaw

Dee earnshaw

May 02, 2021

stunning samples – so excited about this new kit

Art_of_albara

Art_of_albara

May 02, 2021

Beautiful inspiration from all the DT ! This kit looks gorgeous ! Thanks for sharing all this beautiful work.
Can’t wait to see the kit tomorrow ! :)

Gail Anderson

Gail Anderson

May 02, 2021

Love the inspiration from today! Got lots of ideas for using this kit! I’m looking forward to seeing the entire kit and add-ons!

Kathleen  Dumpert

Kathleen Dumpert

May 02, 2021

Love seeing all the inspiration leading up to the full reveal!

Ikeda Evans

Ikeda Evans

May 02, 2021

Loving the under the sea theme for this month. Can’t wait to see the amazing dies that will bring out the stamp set. Can’t wait to get my hands on this kit!

Karen Saiewitz

Karen Saiewitz

May 02, 2021

I love all things ocean/beach/sea life. These are perfect! I’m constantly telling people I need “vitamin sea”.

Tracy Tarby

Tracy Tarby

May 02, 2021

Love the coral reef!

Leslie Birdsall

Leslie Birdsall

May 02, 2021

I am loving the look and feel of this kit so far. Sea like stamps and dies are some of my favorites to use!

Susan Cadek

Susan Cadek

May 02, 2021

Really lovely set!

Cyndi Morris

Cyndi Morris

May 02, 2021

These cards are wonderful, especially the first one (love those vivid colors!). I’m really loving this fun kit.

Karen K

Karen K

May 02, 2021

I love anything beach, sea/ocean themed and so wish I was there. The coral, seahorse and fish are all spectacular and I know this kit will be too. Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

Teri S.

Teri S.

May 02, 2021

Each of these Sneak Peek days has whet my appetite for this wonderful release.

Mary Holshouser

Mary Holshouser

May 02, 2021

The shading of the background on the first card
really gives the feeling of being deep in the ocean.
Beautiful card. thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anne Kristin Aschehoug

Anne Kristin Aschehoug

May 02, 2021

Maria Willis’ simple and elegant 1 fish cards is awesome! :-)

littlen

littlen

May 02, 2021

The coral is just beautiful. I can see that this set will make stunning cards.

Beverly Robinson

Beverly Robinson

May 02, 2021

I can “sea” this kit is going to lend itself to ink blending and coloring—two of my favorite card-making techniques. Looking forward to Monday!

Madeline Littman

Madeline Littman

May 02, 2021

The images are so realistic! Just beautiful!!21

Alma Dirpaul

Alma Dirpaul

May 02, 2021

What beautiful cards. Another awesome set by Hero Arts.

Annabell Plauth

Annabell Plauth

May 02, 2021

This is sooo excited 😛 those cards are gorgeous 😊

Donna Rohwer

Donna Rohwer

May 02, 2021

I love all the different kinds of fish, so inventive, looking forward to this release.

Cynthia O.

Cynthia O.

May 02, 2021

Love this group of cards! The coral and fish images are SO fun. Loving this kit!

Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor

May 02, 2021

Oh my goodness! Such beautiful cards and I’m loving the puns!

Karen Judy

Karen Judy

May 02, 2021

Each day shows how fun this new kit is! Congrats to all the designers for showing off this kit in such beautiful, creative ways.

Andre M.

Andre M.

May 02, 2021

Underwater scenes are so fun and the designers have shared lovely inspiration with this kit!

Meghan Kennihan

Meghan Kennihan

May 02, 2021

I love the seahorses and coral!!

Denise Bryant

Denise Bryant

May 02, 2021

More beautiful projects today! I love the designs in this gorgeous kit! Awesome sea designs….

Rosemary D

Rosemary D

May 02, 2021

great projects today! looking forward to seeing the new kit on Monday!

Jackie Smith

Jackie Smith

May 02, 2021

Loving this under the sea theme for the kit. Can’t wait to “sea” the whole thing

Cindy C.

Cindy C.

May 02, 2021

Love those colorful coral and sea creatures!! Can’t wait to see the whole kit reveal!!

Deanna Blaskie

Deanna Blaskie

May 02, 2021

Love all the sea fun!

Susan Lang

Susan Lang

May 02, 2021

I can sea where this release is going! Just love it.

Sharon Gullikson

Sharon Gullikson

May 02, 2021

I just love the coral. And my favorite sea creature is seahorses and sea dragons…

Bertha P

Bertha P

May 02, 2021

That large coral reef scene stamp is just a perfect underwater focal point. Can’t wait to see the whole reveal tomorrow.

Tina Bell

Tina Bell

May 02, 2021

This set is the most beautiful set for the sea I have seen in along time. The cards that have been created are gorgeous. I can not wait to see the kit.

Nancy Tolan

Nancy Tolan

May 02, 2021

The end of the month is so exciting thanks to Hero Arts. I love looking at all the new cards and sneek peaks.

Gabriela P.

Gabriela P.

May 02, 2021

This is going to be another fabulous and sold out immediately kit. I cannot wait for add-ons as well.

Stephanie C

Stephanie C

May 02, 2021

This is such a great kit! I love the snarky “stay salty” sentiment!

Phyllis Freese

Phyllis Freese

May 02, 2021

Such pretty samples made with this new kit. The ocean theme is a great one.

Dale Edwards

Dale Edwards

May 02, 2021

I can not coral the urchins to craft with this set. I shell buy it and shell craft many cards like the samples here. Just love the sneak peeks and they colors used
Heidi Trembly

Heidi Trembly

May 02, 2021

Amazingly beautiful cards! I can’t believe the artistry that goes into them.

Joanne Wong

Joanne Wong

May 02, 2021

Loved all samples from bright as well as softer palettes. Can’t wait for release day tomorrow.

Gail Spresser

Gail Spresser

May 02, 2021

I just love the pretty coral and shells. Enjoying Hero Arts new releases. Thank you for sharing.

Nancy Sue Valencia

Nancy Sue Valencia

May 02, 2021

I can picture all the different ink blending colors to use with these stamps. Can’t wait to start coloring.

Lou Ann Evans

Lou Ann Evans

May 02, 2021

I love the little details in this new kit. Excited to see this kit in it’s entirety.

Maria B

Maria B

May 02, 2021

The samples are such an inspiration. I look forward to seeing the kit.

Audrey

Audrey

May 02, 2021

So many beautiful cards this month!

Nicole Redden

Nicole Redden

May 02, 2021

I am so excited about this kit, I can’t wait to make my purchase!

Audrey

Audrey

May 02, 2021

Love these beautiful background ink colors!

Gina Potter

Gina Potter

May 02, 2021

Can’t wait to get this kit! Absolutely love the large coral reef image!

J Fox

J Fox

May 02, 2021

Anticipation! Once again, these cards are wonderful and I can’t wait to see the kit.

Stephanie VR Burns

Stephanie VR Burns

May 02, 2021

The wait till tomorrow’s kit release just may make me craySea! Shore-ly I’m not the only one who will be waiting with bait-ed breath!

Carole Renneker

Carole Renneker

May 02, 2021

Amazing cards, Amazing kit! I’m glad it’s almost Monday. Can hardly wait to see it all.

Debbie Selby

Debbie Selby

May 02, 2021

It looks like this kit is going to be a lot of fun!

Robin Marshall Clark

Robin Marshall Clark

May 02, 2021

All of the stamp images are amazing! Such great inspire too

MaryAnn Somers

MaryAnn Somers

May 02, 2021

Loving these fish! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Manda Leong Johnston

Manda Leong Johnston

May 02, 2021

Wow, Seeka’s card is amazing! Love all the fish and coral!

Kim Heggins

Kim Heggins

May 02, 2021

ohhhhh…love those adorable seahorses!! Fabulous cards!

Sue D

Sue D

May 02, 2021

Love the variety and colors.

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

May 02, 2021

Sea the creations in bee-utiful water scenes and look fwd to sea-ing the entire kit with add ons.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Anne Rowe

Anne Rowe

May 02, 2021

Love Project #10. Simple but lots of impact.

Karen B Walker

Karen B Walker

May 02, 2021

I’ve loved these previews! Can’t wait to see the full reveal.

Jessica Monte

Jessica Monte

May 02, 2021

Oh i love this kit such a beautiful set. Can’t wait to see more they cards are all stunning

Bunny Dobbie

Bunny Dobbie

May 02, 2021

Love the StaySalty card! What a fun sentiment.

Teri Wilson

Teri Wilson

May 02, 2021

Oh Hero…..you are tempting me to add these to my buy list! Oh my too much fun. Great release!

Laurie Brown

Laurie Brown

May 02, 2021

Awesome another fun day of inspiration. Love the seahorse!!

Rachel G

Rachel G

May 02, 2021

Such beautiful makes! Can’t wait to see the full kit release & all the add-one!

Susan Doiron

Susan Doiron

May 02, 2021

cannot wait to purchase this kit. Love all the cards I’ve seen.

Roxanne Gamboa

Roxanne Gamboa

May 02, 2021

So many beautiful takes on using this kit!

Amy Cooley

Amy Cooley

May 02, 2021

I love all the gorgeous color that’s been used with this kit! A rainbow of underwater wonder. I love it!

Janet Trapp

Janet Trapp

May 02, 2021

So much awesome inspiration ❣️ Can’t wait for the full reveal😍

Jeanne Beam

Jeanne Beam

May 02, 2021

Love the gorgeous cards by the designers. Such a great release…
Thanks for sharing.

Lauryne Cunningham

Lauryne Cunningham

May 02, 2021

I’m really looking forward to seeing this new kit! These cards are fabulous!

Fionna Wheatley

Fionna Wheatley

May 02, 2021

I just love all the cards…. this kit looks to be a ripper!

Felicia C

Felicia C

May 02, 2021

It just keeps getting better! I love these images. The inspirational cards have surely added to the excitement. Great ideas by great makers!

Kelsey Thomas

Kelsey Thomas

May 02, 2021

So many amazing cards! I really love the colors on that first card with the white heat embossing. :)

Sandye Curry

Sandye Curry

May 02, 2021

This kit looks fantastic! I can’t wait to order:)

Andrea B

Andrea B

May 02, 2021

Another round of amazing cards! I am so excited to ‘sea’ the kit and add-ons tomorrow!

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