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Oct 27, 2018

Finally Received my October Hero Arts Kit!!

The month is almost over, I've been (not so) patiently waiting for my October My Monthly Hero kit, and it finally arrived this week. Apparently it was lost ....but I am super excited that it finally arrived! I love the vintage style of these stamps, and the included papers are soooo pretty and sparkly. I almost couldn't bring myself to cut into them!

Here is the first card I made with the kit. For a change I made a "long" card measuring approx. 7" x 4.25".

October My Monthly Hero Kit // Distress Markers // Shabby Shutters Distress Ink // Weathered Wood Distress Ink // Versafine Onyx Ink // Clear Embossing Powder // Neenah Linen Textured Card Stock

I first stamped the tree from the Hero Arts October My Monthly Hero Kit kit using Shabby Shutters distress ink on Bristol Vellum paper. Next I heat embossed the skaters from the set using Versafine Onyx Ink and clear embossing powder, then used the included dies to cut them out with my Big Shot machine. The star is also included in this kit along with a  matching die. Before adhering the skaters to the card, I inked up the bottom part of the card using Weathered Wood distress ink. Then heat embossed the sentiment and framed the card with the pretty, sparkly paper that's comes with the kit.

In the photo below you can see how the paper sparkles, and I used the irridescent watercolor ink which also comes with this kit to make the "ice" sparkle.
This is what's included in this month's kit.

  • 6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
  • 14 Coordinating Frame Cuts
  • 1 Paper Layering Tree Die with Frame
  • 6 5.5" x 8.5" Sheets of Glitter Paper (Silver, Sea Glass, Twilight)
  • Iridescent Star Embellishments
  • Iridescent Ink 0.5 fl. oz. (shake well)
October Kit Available Now!

This kit is still available at the moment, you can purchase it by clicking HERE.  If you would like to subscribe to the kits and have them auto ship to you every month, you can click here, but just so you know, your subscription will not start with this current kit. If you subscribe by 10/28 then your subscription will start with the November kit. Subscriptions do ship for free (within the US- shipping cost does apply to orders outside the US), and there are options for monthly, 3 months, or 6 months subscriptions.  

I found a lot of challenge to play along in:
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes 
Crafter's Castle  Anything Goes + option: Winter/Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Anything Christmas Goes 
Hiding in my Craft Room  - Any Holiday
Colour Crazy Challenge -  Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - Glitter
QKR Stampede  - Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude Always Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes 
Cute Card Thursday -Sparkles
Little Miss Muffet Challenges- Always Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'Anything Goes Christmas
Crafting By Designs - Vintage
Crafty Creations  Always Anything Goes 
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes 
Fab 'n' Funky  - Christmas
Crafty Sentiment Designs  -  Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 
Through The Craft Room Door Always Anything Goes 
Cards in Envy - Favorite Holiday Card 
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Path of Positivity -Anything Positive with Optional Theme: Shades of Purple
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for visiting today, have a great Sunday!!

This post contains some affiliate links, meaning I may earn a small commission if you purchase something through the links, at no additional cost to you. The kit featured today as well as all other products have been purchased by me at full price, and all opinions are my own. 


  1. Love the look of the ice, such fabulous sparkling ink you used for your scene! The skaters on ice couple looks so sweet, beautiful delicate colouring!

  2. Fabulous colouring with your Distress markers and I love the shiny papers !
    Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge !
    Margo GDT

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Margo!

  3. Beautiful card!
    Have a great day!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Colour Crazy This is fab! Love it. Jackie Guest DT xxx

  5. This is gorgeous! I loveeeeee that tree!!!!!

  6. Oh this is wonderful. Love those skaters they look like they are about to glide together. Thanks for sharing with us over at A Gem of a Challenge.

    1. Thanks Sue, glad I was able to join in at Gem of a Challenge!

  7. i saw this set on jennifer mcguire's video and she used your same stamps on one of her cards. very cool kit. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa xx

  8. Your card is so lovely. Great idea to use the irridescent watercolor ink for the ice. Such a pretty effect. The kit looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for playing with us over at Cards in Envy!

  9. What a beautiful design! Absolutely love the shimmer on your scene to give the appearance of snow/ice!! The colors are soft and magical too! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  10. just too cute!, I love this kit and your lovely card -so many possibilities thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky this week hugs Judith x

  11. Beautiful card. I love the sparkle paper and what a fabulous kit. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. x

  12. What a sweet card. Love all that sparkle. Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede this week. DT Kathy []

  13. Great Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

  14. What a cute Christmas card! I love the sweet scene.

  15. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments. Greetings Helma DT Creative Moments

  16. Lovely projects!!!! I love so much
    Thanks for joinig us at Corrosive Challenge blog
    Ana Isabel DT Coordinator.

  17. Great card! Thanks for sharing your creativity at Crafty Creations this week! Kudos from kReN. Join me at

  18. Great card - love the little scene you've created.

    Thanks for joining us at the Path of Positivity Challenge.

    Helen x


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