May My Monthly Hero Countdown + Giveaway: Day 3

by Hero Arts May 02, 2021 160 Comments

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,





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100 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
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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