Hero Arts February My Monthly Hero Blog Hop: Learn to dance in the rain

Today is the day! The Hero Arts February My Monthly Hero kit is now AVAILABLE!  (Edited to add:  Kit is Sold Out)

You should have arrived here from the very awesome Wanda Guess’ blog!  If not, you’ll want to start at the beginning of the fun, which is the Hero Arts blog!


The Main Kit: (Edited to add:  Kit is Sold out)

 Kit contents
  • 1 4X6 clear stamp set
  • 20 coordinating dies
  • 1 coordinating stencil, with several cutouts included
  • 1 Soft Sky ink cube
  • 1 sponge for daubing 
  • 2 thin rolls of glitter washi tape in blue and silver 
  • 1 skein silver embroidery thread
  • Vellum in blue and patterned white 
The kit value is $70, an amazing deal at $34.99.

The Option add-on products include:



















I know, right?!  TONS of goodness but remember, the Main Kit is available for a limited time only…when it’s gone, it is gone!   (Edited to add:  Kit is SOLD OUT).  Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Monday, February 13th.  Remember that you can now SUBSCRIBE to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!

Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes Sunday, February 12th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the  following week.


Here’s the card that I made especially for today’s hop:

I worked with the main kit today.  I’ve always gravitated towards rain, rainbows, umbrellas….it’s probably because I live in Washington State.  Although truthfully, as I type up this post it is snowing like crazy.  I knew that I wanted to use that girl with the umbrella and color her with a yellow raincoat and yellow rain boots.  The orange umbrella pops with the Pool Mixed Layering Paper panel, doesn’t it?
The sequin mix is from an earlier My Monthly Hero kit but psssstttt….in the new catalog there are some sequin mixes!  They will be available in the Hero Arts store on February 14th!
In case you missed the Countdown to Creativity post from Saturday, I also shared this card on the Hero Arts Blog:

I love how the ombre rain showers turned out and who can resist a rainbow of umbrellas?!

Isn’t the February kit FABulous?!  Remember to pick up your kit TODAY because when it’s gone, it’s gone!

Next up is the wonderful Clare Prezzia!
In case you get lost along the way, here is the full hop listing:

Amy TsurutaπŸ’š



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285 thoughts on “Hero Arts February My Monthly Hero Blog Hop: Learn to dance in the rain”

  1. Love your card and I really love the one shared on Hero Arts' blog with the rainbow of umbrellas! Fabulous!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love your shaker card, so cute! And those rainbow umbrellas are perfection! πŸ™‚

  3. I like your design using the sequins like rain drops. And the colorful umbrellas remind me of Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Lovely cards. TFS

  4. Both your cards are great! You are right the color combo makes the umbrella pop! Great job and thanks for sharing. This is a fun kit.

  5. Beautiful cards! I love that little girl with her umbrella. Super sweet and LOVE the shaker!!

  6. Just love your little girl in yellow slicker, boots, & umbrella – perfect with that sentiment, Amy!!

  7. I like both your cards, but the colourful umbrellas really appeal to me. I live in the "rain forest" of BC
    & this set would get lots of use.

  8. Wonderful & fun. I have to decide weather (that's me bee-ing spontaneous with word pun) to buy & add-on to this kit of goodies.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  9. Your shaker is awesome Amy, there is something about the yellow rain coat & boots that I love too. So classic, I love it!
    I saw your second card during the countdown and I absolutely LOVE the rainbow of umbrellas, super sweet!

  10. Totally awesome!!! Can’t wait to get this kit with my subscription! Such fun and fantastic examples!
    ~God bless~

  11. Very cute cards, I love them! I am inspired to do a few cards now, I have had a little bit of a lull, but doing this hop has really got my creative juices flowing again, thank you so much xxx

  12. That umbrella card is amazing! I love all of the rainbow designs I'm seeing from people…so bright and happy as we near ever closer to Spring!

  13. Both cards are great! Can never go wrong with a shaker card! And I love your rain shower under the ombrΓ© ink, really looks awesome. Thanks!

  14. Oh my goodness I love that shaker card! What a beautiful way to showcase the rain-themed stamps. And that tangerine colored umbrella pops perfectly. Thank you for sharing!

  15. Both cards are adorable but I especially love the rainbow-colored umbrella card. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  16. Amy, your shaker card is so cute! It almost looks like diminutive Debbie Reynolds (RIP) in "Singing in the Rain!" Your second card with the row of colored umbrellas in the rain are also adorable! Thanks for sharing.

  17. I love your shaker card it reminds me of a song dancing in the rain and I live in WA so we do a lot in the rain….lol

  18. awesome shaker card & i so love the rainbow umbrellas too! amazing kit! thank you for the chance to win!

  19. This is just beautiful, Amy!!! I love the pop of color that the yellow umbrella provides and cannot wait to get this kit in the mail!

  20. So beautiful!! I love both cards, the bright colors are so cheery. I can't wait to try these ideas. thank you for sharing.

  21. I adore shaker cards & yours is no exception. The rainbow umbrellas are awesome, gonna have to case that idea!

  22. I love the rainbow of umbrellas! And thanks for showing us everything so well — you're the best! And this is my first visit here!

  23. What a couple of cute cards. Though I'm partial to shaker cards as they remind me of shaking snow globes without the water!

  24. I am so big on making shaker card and this one was super cute. I think once i receive my kit my first card will be a shaker as well

  25. I agree the orange pops with that beautiful blue, and the sequins add a very nice touch. Thanks for the inspiration. Looking forward to getting my kit.

  26. Love your cards!! The shaker is so cute and I love the ombre umbrellas in the other one. Awesome!

  27. Love the shaker card you made here and especially the blue sequins you used! And your rainbow umbrellas card is one of my favourites of all I've seen for the February kit. I absolutely love it! And the rain in it is amazing!!

  28. You cant go wrong with that color choice, Its superb!
    (And I think we should all dance in the rain a bit more often then we do) ❣

    /A.Grosser (former A.Nilsson)

  29. Both card are awesome. I love the shaker card and the image reminds me of the Morton salt girl. Love this and the colorful umbrellas. Looks like an awesome kit.

  30. This is the perfect kit for adorable shaker cards, and Amy your shaker card is super! Have a most wonderful week. Cheers Donna Z πŸ™‚

  31. Yay! I was waiting for someone to do a rain shaker card as I've been going thru the blog hop. These cards are my favorites! Rainbow umbrellas would brighten anyones day! Thank you for sharing your creativity!!

  32. Oh wow!!!! Such adorable cards!!! I'm definitely in love for your shaker one. It's so cute!!! Love this kit!!!

  33. Oh my, I love this kit and all the add ons!! Raining cats and dogs and that in in boots!!! Too sweet. Can't wait. Hugz

  34. Love this kit, and super duper LOVE your cards, Amy! Your rainbow of umbrellas is just genius, and I adore the shaker card. This set has such fabulous sentiments. Love what you've done with it!

  35. Love your cards but especially the second one, its really cute. This kit has so many different elements in it you could create cards from it for a long time.

  36. just. so. sweet! raining here today … and snow in WA? so strange, right? Wish it were raining those darling little sequins!
    =]

  37. I love your shaker. This kit is wonderful. It was your umbrella card that convinced me to order when it first became available. Wish I had added the clouds now lol.

  38. Beautiful card, love shaker cards. I can't wait to get my kit πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing.

  39. Great cards! I really like the little raindrops and umbrellas! Weather is so weird–in Texas we're having almost a record-high of 85 for today (in February!).

  40. Love your rainy day card…cant wait for my kit to arrive so I can copy it! Thanks.

  41. Great cards, Amy! I especially like the one about dancing in the rain. I first became familiar with that saying when I had cancer and was going through chemo. I had a T-shirt that said "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain." So the expression on that stamp has a special place in my heart. Thanks so much for sharing.

  42. Your cards are darling. This looks like another great kit. I really like the elephant stamp add -on.

  43. HI Amy, I love your cute cards! the shaker box card is so sweet and the umbrellas, great card. Love this Kit and the add-ons.

  44. I loved your umbrella card from the other day – gorgeous bright colour. The rainy day shaker card is a wonderful idea, with the blue sequins for the rain drops – thank you so much for sharing!

  45. Love your cards, the rainbow umbrellas are gorgeous and happy, but what I like the most is the rain… looks so real! This kit has super sweet images and so many fantastic add-ons.

  46. Who doesn't love a shaker card? The umbrella colors are so vibrant and really pop on that card! Thanks for sharing your work!

  47. Love this kit! Great job on both cards, Amy! Those umbrellas make any rainy day more bright:)

  48. What a gorgeous card! Who can resist any kind of rainbow. It always brings a smile. Thanks so much for sharing

  49. That cute little shaker card is the perfect way to make me look forward to springtime! So sweet and colorful

  50. Umpteen apologies for being MIA; my scheduled 7 days of marking diploma exams transformed into 12 (talk about blurry eyes!) which saw me falling behind in leaving real comments. Hopefully, you received the thought-bubble ones, as your gallery is, as always, a delight! Your umbrella cards make me smile! The shaker is charming; the rainbow umbrellas, marvelous!
    Hugs~c

  51. Love the umbrella rainbow-so colorful and bright. This kit is wonderful and I can't wait for mine to arrive!

  52. Hi Amy! Shaker, my fav, lol. I love the cheery colors, very pretty. It sold out before I could snag it, first time that's ever happened me πŸ™ As soon as the animal set comes back in stock Imcan at least get that along with some of the other add ons. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  53. beautiful cards! dancing in the rain… could be something better than that??? no way!

  54. Both cards are fabulous, Amy! I am from WA state so know all about the rain there. The bright yellow boots & coat are a must have there. Your card is a sure day brightener!

  55. Beautiful cards!!! I really love your first one. I love the colors you used and the sentiment is wonderful!! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing kit.

  56. Love what you can do with umbrellas, I'd have to get out the watercolor pencils fast if I had this wonderful kit. I'd be dancing in the rain, thrilled!

  57. These look like great cards to send to a friend who needs a pick-me-up encouragement. Thank you for sharing.

  58. What a lovely shaker card. Great idea…. It is such a cute kit, it's a shame it is already sold out.

  59. Really like both your cards. WisH Hero Arts made more of the product so it wouldn't sell out so fast.

  60. Love the color combo on your dancing in the rain shaker card. That Dance in the rain sentiment brings back fond memories of a trip I took with a very dear friend. It rained, a lot! On the return trip we passed by a road called "Dance Hall Road" (in the pouring rain). I've always wanted to make her a card with that sentiment!

  61. I love your shaker card. The rainbow umbrellas are super fun, too! That card is part of what pushed me over the edge to get this kit!

  62. I'm starting to recognize the names on the hop because you guys are on a lot of blog hops. Wish I had a blog so I could join all of you and show you what I do. For now I just have to let my legs hop along or should I say my fingers since my legs can't type, just hop. LOL
    I love that you made a shaker card. So far you are the first one to do that. I also love that you used my favorite color in your card, yellow. Yellow is not used often enough is what I say and with this kit, yellow will be used way more then anyone ever does except me. My sister sells things with her photographs on them like purses and cosmetic bags. She even made some umbrella's but they were to expensive to make and sell all the time. I have one and it's amazing because the image on it is the inside of a kaleidoscope! I know you can't do that with your umbrella but if I had this kit and I hope I get to win one, I would put polka dots on the umbrella, boots and rain coat. Orange and green dots would be my first choice. then rainbow colors for a second choice. Great coloring and stamping and thank you for giving us a chance to win something. I can't wait!

  63. Forgot to mention how much I love the row of colorful umbrellas. That one is right up my alley!

  64. Two fabulous cards, Amy!! Your bright colors and design is fantastic! Love your work!!

  65. These are adorable cards! Unfortunately I missed getting the kit and the add on I want is also sold out. Great kit though

  66. Really lovely cards, Amy! I especially love that girl holding the umbrella…and the kit is wonderful!πŸ‘πŸ»

  67. Fun cards! I love this kit – it looks so versatile & has so many different elements! Thanks for sharing!

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