Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October 2019

Hi I am here to share a card made with the October 2019 My Monthly Hero kit. Finally.

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October 2019

So here we are with a retro card from the retro kit. I had to get a little advice from my son (28) while making this and I liked his suggestions. I removed the traditional snowflakes and maybe one other little change. I started out wanting a look like I have but I was trying to use several of the papers that came in the kit. That paper part didn’t work out. I had to many snowflakes and retro things on the first background so I redid that. You know we go thru steps/changes to get to the end. I love the finished card. The only thing I would change is that silver on the car. I wish it was kind of smoother if you will.

So… the car was stamped on the red paper from the kit and then cut out with the die from the kit. For the lug nuts, trim and mirror I used a Gelly Roll silver pen that wasn’t flowing super nice. I like the color of the silver though. The windows have clear Nuvo on them.

The tree and present were also stamped on the kit paper. These were also cut out with the dies from the kit. The ornaments and ribbon are colored with gold and silver.

The sentiment and the other things (not sure what you call them) on the background are from the kit also and just stamped on the background.

Entered in the Simon Says Stamp Christmas Card Day challenge. https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/blog/its-christmas-card-day-want-a-100-gift-card-from-us/



  • Hero Arts My Monthly Hero – October 2019
  • Gelly Roll Pens
  • Nuvo Crystal Glaze

FB Hero Arts Scramble #1 – My Monthly Hero July 2017

Hello! This was a fun week because Cindy was nice to start up the Hero Arts Scrambles again and this time we are in Facebook. Here is a link to the group if you would like to join. For the first FB Scramble she chose a theme of inchie/grid cards. I have not made one of those in quite awhile. I have been thinking about the My Monthly Hero July 2017 set and that I needed to use it. It worked great for this card. I used most of the small images and portions of the larger images. I don’t do so well using small images so this was perfect. Thanks Cindy!

Hero Arts July 2017 My Monthly Hero

What is fun about the Scrambles is it kind of forces you to get in there and make a card that you might not come up with on your own. That’s a good thing!

Well I love Oxide Distress Inks so there is a bunch of that on the card. I created an orange panel first with a pink/orange and 2 orange Oxide inks that I put down on my craft mat. I spritzed with water and used some mixed media paper to soak up that ink. After it dried most of the way I dipped again on the ink on my mat. I did the same with the blue panel using 2 blues. In the interest of time I dried the panels at the end with my heat tool.

I cut the orange piece into a bunch of 1 inch squares. I then used many images from the July 2017 My Monthly Hero kit and stamped them with Versafine ink.

I cut the blue panel out with a die that has some stitching around it.

When I glued all the orange squares on the blue square I glued down the 4 corners first so I could use them for nice even spacing.

Fortunately I had just enough of the blue panel left to cut out the sentiment.


  • Hero Arts July 2017 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Oxide Distress Inks
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Honey Bee Stamps Large Thanks die
  • Memory Box Stitched Square Layers die

Hero Arts July 2019 My Monthly Hero

Howdy to you all! This card says summer! I hope yours is good. We love to go to Lake Tahoe so I made this card for my hub using the Hero Arts MMH July kit. This is kind of a scene we see in Tahoe except there is not a dock there.

The July kit is a fun one with a theme of Fun at the Lake. Everything on here is from the main kit except for maybe some inks but all the images are in the kit. There is lot’s of extra add-ons that are fun too.

I did some ink blending for the sky and water using some inks from the kit and some additional ones in my stash. For the water there are some stamps in the main kit to stamp ripples on the water.

I stamped the mountains in layers which is what the kit comes with. I die cut those with the dies that came in the kit.

I stamped the layered trees and did the same die cutting them.

I stamped the layered dock and also die cut it.

All of those were then glued onto the background. I had to stamp the trees and the mountains twice. The trees are kind of pieced together and the mountains are overlapped since the width of these are made for a vertical A2 card.

Then I just stamped the plants, ducks, fish and birds onto the scene.


  • Hero Arts July 2019 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Encore Silver Pigment ink


Fathers Day Cards

Howdy! Here’s the two Fathers Day Cards I made. One for my Dad who just turned 90 and one for my hubby. My hubby has been a great Dad to my son.

The first one is the one I made for my Dad. He liked to sail so I thought the ocean scene would be nice.

Hero Arts Reef Border DieHero Arts My Monthly Hero March 2019






For the background I did a few layers of Oxide Distress ink letting them dry in between on watercolor paper. I cut out the reef border using a Hero Arts die.

The fish were fun… I used a piece of Ranger Silver Sparkle Alcohol Ink Cardstock and put some alcohol ink on it. It comes out so cool with such a nice shimmer. Then I die cut a couple of the fish from one of the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero sets.

For the sentiment I used a Hero Arts stamp set and a Hero Arts Ombre ink pad.


  • Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday – sentiment
  • Ranger Silver Sparkle Alcohol Ink Cardstock
  • Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit March 2019
  • Hero Arts Reef Border Die

Here is the card I made for my hubby. He uses the two coffee makers on the card to make coffee. One is a french press and the other is a moka pot. We love Tahoe and he has a black mug with a bit of a scene on it and it says Lake Tahoe. I tried drawing the scene on there but it just wasn’t working so I just decided to write the Lake Tahoe part.

Janes Doodles Coffee Time

For this card I made the background somehow. Ha. It’s probably just some watercolor put on simply or Distress ink.  I added the coffee rings using a stencil.

I die cut a couple of rectangles with a die with double stitching.

The mug, french press and moka pot are stamped and heat embossed. I colored them with Copics. The mug sits up a little higher with foam tape under it.

The sentiment is heat embossed using brown embossing powder.


  • TCW Mini Butterfly Collage stencil
  • Sentiment stamp by the Artful Stamper
  • Jane’s Doodles Coffee Time stamp
  • Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Rectangle die set
  • Copic Pens






Hero Arts My Monthly Hero March 2019

Greetings! I’m stopping in today trying to catch up on the many cards I made recently. To many things going on.

Here is a card I made using the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit from March 2019. It is an aquarium theme. It is a good one to mix with an under the sea kit by Hero Arts from July of 2016.

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero March 2019

My two favorite things are going on with this card. Oxide Distress ink and a really nice Hero Arts kit. I love the underwater theme and also have another kit with fish and such.

This card is pretty straight forward. I put down some Oxide Distress ink on my kraft mat. I sprayed with water and then dipped my watercolor paper in it creating the background.

Then I just die cut all of the things I wanted on the card. First was the aquarium frame which includes under water plants. Then I just picked various sea creatures and the diver and die cut them. Those who have been to the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California has probably seen when they have the diver go in the very tall tank with lot’s of seaweed and of course the fish.

Then it was just a matter of stamping the greeting.