January 2019 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

Monday, January 7, 2019
Hi friends! It's the first Monday of a new month and time for a fabulous My Monthly Hero release! The kit this month is chock full of sweet springtime images perfect for building all sorts of lovely scenes for the new year. Pair the January MMH kit with this month's add-ons to make some fantastic and unique Val- or Gal-entine's Day cards.


If you've been hopping along, you should have arrived from Emily Loggans blog. Your next stop after this will be Laurie Willison. The entire hop list can be found later in this post. Once again, Hero Arts is generously giving away a fabulous prize for a lucky commenter along the hop.  Leave a little love in the comments section for all these amazing artists and if your name is drawn you'll receive this month's kit (or equivalent product if you're already a kit subscriber) absolutely free! If you're not a kit subscriber, you should really consider subscribing. The kits frequently sell out and subscribing guarantees you'll never miss a kit. The kits are such a great value, with super fun and verstile images and accessories. Plus there's such a wealth of inspiration from the designers each month! Speaking of inspiration, let's get started...

I had so much fun with this release! I actually ended up making 7 cards, but I won't make you scroll through all that in one sitting! But I am sharing four cards today, so if you don't already have something yummy to drink, you might want to go grab a cup to enjoy while I share my makes.


I'm starting with my personal favorite of the bunch, This little Parisian storefront image and matching die from the main kit is adorable, don't you think? I've been on a bit of a purple kick, so hopefully you like the color purple. Otherwise imagine this sweet little scene in the color of your choosing. πŸ˜€ I stamped the storefront and several of the floral images in intense black ink and then colored with Copic markers.  I die cut with the coordinating dies (there are dies for every image in this kit!), then slit a little hole in the pail image to tuck in one of the floral sprigs. I arranged these all in the window cutout and then cut a square from a Prima Lavender collection paper pad to hang as a little sign in the shop. I added a heart image in each square panel, stamped in grape juice.



The hello sentiment is from the fabulous You Are Loved Flourish Messages add-on set. I LOOOOOOOOOVE the sentiments in this set. πŸ’œ A definite must have in my opinion. I embossed the sentiment in detail black on vellum and then adhered over the square panels. My card base is embossed with a chicken wire embossing folder and I popped the whole scene up on adhesive foam for a little dimension, then finished off with some crystal clear lacquer pen accents on the flowers.


Next up is this lovely little bicycle scene. For this I stamped bicycle and the tulips image (3 times) and colored with Copics. My purple mix for this entire series of cards was V01, V15 and V09. The greens wee YG01 and YG23. I created a nice little grass and sky blended background using distress oxides, then stamped the sentiment from the You Are Loved Flourish Messages add-on set and then cut and matted the panel using the Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies. The bicycle is popped up on fun foam and I finished with a few rounded corners on my card base.


Next up is a sweet little Valentine card pairing the kit with the Hearts & Flowers Bold Prints add-on. I might have actually squealed when I opened the release and saw the two add-on backgrounds. I puffy heart love them both!


For this card, I stamped the jug and heart balloon images from the main kit and cut with the coordinating dies. The focal panel is stamped in grape juice with the Hearts & Flowers Bold Prints background and then sponged lightly with passion flower ink. I cut with the Tag Frames Infinity Dies and matted in black, detailing around the edge with ebony Nuvo drops.


The sentiment is from the main kit and cut into a little banner shape to tuck behind my jar of hearts. The background is embossed with a hearts embossing folder and then sponged with passion flower and grape juice inks.


My final card for today is with a couple of the add-ons from this release. The Bursting With Love Bold Prints background is so classy here, subtly embossed in clear on both the white card panel and the black Rounded Rectangle Infinity frame.


I stamped and then masked off one of the hearts from the All My Love Decorative Hearts add-on set  and then stamped the heart again for a fun heart duo. Isn't this heart image just spectacular? I colored with Copics and then accented with the crystal clear lacquer pen.  The sentiment die cut is from the Hello Stamp & Cut, three times and stacked together, then coated with Versamark ink and embossed with ultra thick embossing enamel. To give it a little pop, I colored a thin strip of white cardstock with Copics, snipped the ends at an angle and layered it behind the die cut sentiment.


Okay, that's all for me today. I hope you've found a little inspiration here for this fabulous release. If you're a kit subscriber, remember you can order any of this month's lovely add-ons to ship with your kit with no additional shipping fees if you place your order before Thursday. All of the add-ons are added to the Hero Arts catalog and restocked. The kit is only available while supplies last, so grab yours while you can!

For a chance to win the giveawy, leave some comments for the talented designers linked below. Here's the full hop list. Happy hopping!



Affiliate links are used where possible. When you order from them, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you and you receive happy mail! Win, win! Thanks so much for clicking on my links to shop. πŸ’™

99 comments

  1. This was a really FUN post! I love your sense of humor! Seriously fabulous card creations for sure! I am loving the storefront set too! What a fun release and hop!

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  2. Love the purple spin on your cards.
    Love all your cards.

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  3. Ooooh, Love your purple color choice, one of my favorite colors. Beautiful cards.

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  4. These are such bright and cheerful cards, and I love all of the purple! Beautiful!

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  5. Beautiful cards, great colouring !
    This kit is the best !

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  6. Awesome projects, so bright and vibrant!

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  7. Wow - I love all your projects but that one with the black frame using Bursting with Love and that black & white striped ribbon is my favorite!! TFS!

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  8. Anyone would be so excited to receive one of these great cards....they are just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing...Happy New Year Hugs!!!

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  9. All so beautiful, you sold me on this kit! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. Your cards are beautiful, I can't wait to get my hands on this kit.

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  11. Beautiful cards! I love your awesome designs!

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  12. Fantastic set of cards! Each one is unique and awesome! :)

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  13. I like your theme with purple on your cards. Quite elegant looking,

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  14. I LOVE your use of so much purple. The flowers look amazing.

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  15. I love your cards the purple really got my attention. Soooo cute.

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  16. Super sweet cards! Love your colouring in!

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  17. I love making cards and yours are pretty cool. The blessed one is my favorite. I'm new to card making and I think I could make some of these as your explanation is very good. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  18. I was trying to resist this kit but after seeing all of the amazing creations by you talented artists, I had to have it.

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  19. Beautiful cards! And so different! I love the storefront done in purple! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. I love this kit and your vibrant coloring!!

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  21. Such amazing cards...love the lavenders of your first one. tfs

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  22. Beautiful cards! I love the color combinations you chose.

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  23. Amazing cards Julee - I particularly like the wee bicycle scene you created
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  24. Love the use of purple on your cards. My favorite color.

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  25. such bold color on your cards, I love it.

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  26. I love this kit so much, all of the cards and examples have been so lovely and this kit really can be used in so many ways.

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  27. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. WOW... all of them so beautifully done

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  29. Beautiful cards!! I love the purple, but I think my favorite is the bike with the gorgeous sky and grass!

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  30. Great colours on all of your projects. They are so beautifully designed!

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  31. You made some gorgeous card examples. I love the bicycle with the purple flowers. It is stunning. Thanks for sharing your time and talent using this terrific card kit from Hero Arts.

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  33. Stunning cards, Julee! I love the use of purples on all the cards! A real stand out effect and ties them all together! Can't wait to see the others you've made! Thanks so much for the all the wonderful inspiration and the chance to win!

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  34. I love all the purple! Beautiful coloring!!

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  35. Love that the cards have the same color theme so pretty

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  36. I'm totally in love for your gorgeous set of cards!!! Awesome colouring!!!

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  37. Love, love , love your cards! Purple is fine. My granddaughter ‘s fav at this time! Fabulous release and really like what you’ve done with it!

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  38. You've made some fantastic cards using this awesome kit! Love the purple!

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  39. I love your card series - your use of purple throughout is really effective. I especially like the monochromatic look of the storefront. Very cool! Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Wow. I am loving the purple theme you having going on your cards Julee! Lovely inspiration.

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  41. Beautiful cards! Love all that purple you have used (one of my favorite colors). Thanks for sharing even more inspiration with this new kit.

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  42. Beautiful cards! Loving the first card in purple such a fun and beautiful look.

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  43. Great use of purple and the way you used the kit is inspiring. Love the results.

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  44. Purple is my favorite color. Beautiful card.

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  45. I love your purple colors. They are so pretty! Your cards are amazing.

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  46. Gorgeous cards with gorgeous colors! Great cards and inspiration! Lovely kit!

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  47. Cute cards with lovely colour and pattern

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  48. I love that all your cards feature the color purple. And the designs are amazing.

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  49. Beautiful cards, Julee! I'm loving all the purple!!

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  50. Oh Julee! These are adorable and my fav is the purple bicycle card. LOVE.

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  51. The color palate you have chosen for your cards is stunning. Its such a happy spring look. This months kit is a must!

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  52. Stunning, absolutely stunning. I love all your cards. Thanks :)

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  53. Wow you really showed off some great projects that can be made from this kit and the add-ons.

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  54. Beautiful cards.
    I think the first one is my favorite.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  55. your cards are stunning...I love them all!!!

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  56. Very nice cards. Your first card is very pretty in purple.

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  57. Love the texture on the background of your cards. I’m glad you included links to the tools you used...I’ve been eyeing those blending brushes for a while. Never thought to use makeup brushes!

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  58. I love your cards! I love all of the purples that you used!!

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  59. Your post is so great and so are your cards!

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  60. This is so pretty. I love purple colors you chose.

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  61. Adorable cards! Love this fabulous kit! So many charming designs to inspire us! Love the window scene you created!

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  62. This kit is so gorgeous, just love it! Just looking at the wonderful cards that have been made makes me happy!

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  63. I really love your color blending on the cards, but my favorite is the last one. Is that ribbon that you ran behind the image?

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  64. Great ideas and colored so pretty.

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  65. All these cards are amazing, can't pick my favorite.

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  66. I love all the purple! thanks for sharing so many ideas!!

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  67. seriously amazing set of cards, julee! you absolutely rocked this month's kit!

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  68. Lovely cards with beuatiful colors!

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  69. What beautiful projects! Love the lilac color theme!!

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  70. WOW!! So many cards. Not sure where to start. I love them all. But I think it your amazing backgrounds that really make your images and stamps pop! I also really enjoyed your most recent post with the "extra" hero art's card. Hero Arts has such amazing card kits, for a price that can't be beat! Love this kit.

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  71. Such a cute card! I love this kit and the add-ons too!

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  72. Amazing selection of cards. I really like the chicken wire embossing in the backround. It's subtle, but fitting.

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  73. Julee, I absolutely love your card. Love love love. Purple is my favorite color and what you've done with the kit is just so elegant.

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  74. Purple is my signature color and I feel like you designed all these cards for me! I am so glad to see a bit out of the color wheel/box for your examples and it inspires me to go try this once the kit arrives in my mailbox! I really love the purple bike and the purple awning, storefront, the purple heart background... I love it all! Purple rocks! FANTASTIC, FANTASTIC cards! Thank you so much!

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  75. So I took your advice and ordered the Hero Arts January 2019 kit today before it is sold out. I love your use of purple for the shop card.

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  76. Lovely cards - I love that fabulous purple you used also.

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  77. My daughter went to Europe about 18months ago and I’m still yet to scrap an album for her. This kit would be absolutely perfect to do this. This kit would do justice to all of the amazing scenery of the wonderful countries that she was lucky enough to visit. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  78. Hi Julee, love your chicken wire embossing and loving all of the purple. This is such a great kit - my favorite part of the kit is the easel.

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  79. Julee, they are gorgeous and inspiring cards with this MMH Kit. Thanks for sharing them!

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  80. Wonderful cards you created with this kit.

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  81. Love the designs on these fab cards. I have a sweet spot in my heart for all things purple.

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  82. Love the colors you used for your cards!

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  83. What a beautifully color, the purple is so fresh after all the pink.

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  84. Love your purple creations - all so very lovely. Thanks for sharing ! This is a great kit!

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  85. Very creative cards! I love, love purple so obviously I love the purple cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  86. Fabulous job on all these cards. I really liked that flower shop front image.

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  87. Lovely inspiration with the January kit, Julee! Mine in on the way and I can't wait to play. :)

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