Monday, December 7, 2015

Hero Arts Blog Hop │ My Monthly Hero Kit featuring Kelly Purkey

EDIT: Hi everyone, when this post and this kit went up for sale yesterday the Hero Arts website was blown up with eager customers. Because of that the site went down for a bit. The kits are still available and because of the issues yesterday Hero Arts is going to give away 3 of the My Monthly Hero Kits with the winners being selected from all of the blog hop comments. So make sure you leave comments below and on the other blogs for a chance to win. The contest closes Sunday, December 13th at 11:59 EST. You can read more on this post here.

Hello Everyone! I'm so excited to be participating in a blog hop today in celebration of the latest My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts. This kit was designed by Kelly Purkey and its a great kit for starting the coming New Year off right.

The full kit contains two 2.5" x 6" stamp sets, 3 mini neon ink daubers in pink, yellow & orange, 4 badges designed by Kelly, all packaged in Kelly's 4" x 6" wallet insert. The kit costs $29.99 and it is available right now today Monday, December 7th at Noon EST time on the Hero Arts site. You can find the kit right here and its only available for a short time and once they are gone, they are gone. I will tell you that they usually sell out very quickly so make sure you act fast. Here is a detailed shot of the main My Monthly Hero kit this month, I mean how cute are those little mini ink daubers! 

There is also an add-on 3" x 3" stamp set to purchase separately for $5.99 which is perfect for creating your monthly budget.



Because I love to set goals for myself, especially in the new year I made myself a little tracking sheet that I can insert in my planner or keep out on my desk so I see it every day. 



I started with a blank piece of 5.5" x 8.5" white paper, I like to use 32# paper when I make inserts for my planner. Its a lot thicker than standard copy paper and it holds up really well to daily use inside a planner. Because its a bit thicker ink doesn't bleed thru to the back side so you can easily make this double sided and still be fine.

One thing I like to do when I'm making something like this is adhere it down to my work surface so it doesn't move around. My work table has a mat on it that has measured 1/4" grid lines and I can use the grid lines to line everything up as I stamp. Keeping it secured down really makes sure everything stays true and square.

Once I had done that I just started at the top and worked my way down adding the stamps in as I went. I used the two stamps sets that come in the My Monthly Hero kit for this and only added in one other stamp set, Kelly's outline alpha stamp that was released awhile back. I used this to stamp the year. I added in a strip of washi tape to help separate the section and got to work stamping my check off circles.


I love this stamp and I love that the tiny days of the week fit inside perfectly. I used two shades of grey ink so that the circles were faint but the days of the week were a bit darker. When the time comes my plan is to use the ink daubers to mark off the days that I actually accomplished my goals. To eat healthy, to exercise, to craft and to have fun!

I added in the labels for each section and then had fun dressing up each section with some of the cute phrases. I loved that there are some really cute ones to compliment the goals. I think the Eat More Donuts is my fave.


At the bottom I added one last strip of washi tape stamped in one last sentiment and a few stamped stars. I can't wait to see all the circles fill in as the weeks progress and when its full I can just make another one and continue on my journey to meet my goals. 

I hope this gives you and idea of what you can do with these stamps, I for one cannot wait to see what the other amazing ladies have made so make sure you continue on the blog hop and see all of the other projects. Here is a list of all the blogs so you can check them out.

Barbara Picinich ← this is me 

Remember that once these kits are gone, they are gone and will not be restocked so make sure you act quickly!

I'd like to thank the folks at Hero Arts for asking me to participate in another blog hop, it's always super fun to get to create something like this and working with this kit was no exception.

Thanks for stopping by!

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31 comments:

  1. This is fantastic Barbara!! Such a great way to chart your progress. And wow you are GOOD at lining things up. :-)

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  2. I like your stamping for the goals page. Very neat and tidy. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. What a gorgeous and totally inspiring checklist. I love that the days fit inside the circles. This is a must have set.

    Hugs,
    Snoopy :D

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  4. The colors make this all fun.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  5. I love this weekly goals idea - very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. OMG I love your design! So simple and colorfull and fun!

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  7. Your tracking sheet is
    a wonderful idea! Great
    looking kit.
    Carla from Utah

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  8. That's so cool how the days of the week fit in the little bubbles! So adorable!

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  9. Oh my goodness Barbara, I love your idea here for weekly goals. As much as I would love this, my daughter who is a jewellery designer/Mom (of 2 young boys!) NEEDS this to keep work, meetings, appointments, home, family, etc. STRAIGHT! LOL A great kit!

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  10. What a great idea to keep track of weekly goals.

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  11. That is a really cute way to track your goals! Love it!

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  12. Love your thoughts on charting progress in a colorful way!

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  13. Super cute. Good luck with your goals!

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  14. Love your tracking sheet! Perfectly done with this fabulous set! xxx

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  15. I love how you added a "have fun" section! Going to do this too!

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  16. Very cool, love the weekly goals, very useful to track and follow up.

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  17. I love this kit. Now to just actually use it to follow through on goals!

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  18. This is really kewl great Goal page :)

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  19. I love love love this kit! Love your goal tracker.

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  20. Wow fantastic amd creative way of tracking your activites! Fabulous kit!

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  21. Love the colors you used and the set up of your weekly goals page...thanks for sharing.

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  22. Fun way to keep track of weekly goals! Thanks for the idea.

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  23. Awesome kit!!! Love the colors and the stamps!!

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  24. My planner is going to look so good.

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  25. I really like what you've created with this set - and appreciate your explanations. Thanks!

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  26. What a great idea & fantastic tracking sheet!

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  27. Wow. What a creative way to use this kit!:)

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