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Friday, December 18, 2009

Hero Arts 2010 Catalog Blog Hop!!

Hello and welcome to the Hero Arts 2010 Catalog Blog Hop!! If you are just joining us, head on back to the Hero Arts blog and start at the beginning, because you surely don't want to miss anything!! To say that I'm absolutely THRILLED to be a part of this is a ridiculous understatement. Honestly, I can't even believe I'm here! Quick, somebody pinch me, please!! :-) But enough of my gushing, I know you don't want to stick around here long, you have some major hoppin' to do, so let me cut the chit-chat and get down to business. You want to see some new stampy goodness, right??

For my first card, I decided to try out some gorgeous butterflies from the new Antique Engravings set. I created the background using alcohol inks, and added some Stickles to the butterflies because, well, I can't help it, I love Stickles!! The sentiment is also from a fabulous new set of greetings called Essential Messages.I also had to play with one of the adorable new little girls - this one is called Girl Holding Flowers. As a mom of a sweet little girl, I can tell you right now that I *must* own all of the cute new girlie stuff in this catalog!! LOL! Again I used a greeting from Essential Messages. The stamp is straight, but I just curved it on my acrylic block to fit on the circle. That's one of the things I love most about clear stamps, the way you can manipulate the greetings!The next stop on the hop is the wonderful and talented Judy Jung! I'll head on over there with you, I cannot wait to see what she created! And I also can't wait to head up to my stamp store today and check out more of the stamps in person. I've seen the new catalog in person - it's FABULOUS - I'm so excited!! :-) Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to the Hero Arts Blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in the hop! Thanks for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
  • Stamps: CL383 Antique Engravings, CL371 Essential Messages
  • Paper: Bazzill cardstock, Archiver's cardstock, glossy paper
  • Ink: Black StazOn, Ranger alcohol inks (Stream, Meadow, Eggplant)
  • Accessories: May Arts ribbon, Diamond Stickles, punch, sewing machine & black thread
  • Stamps: H5330 Girl Holding Flowers, CL371 Essential Messages
  • Paper: Hero Arts notecards, October Afternoon DP
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, brown ink
  • Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilities dies, Diamond Stickles, AMuse pretty pearls, ribbon, sewing machine & brown thread

569 comments:

  1. All the new stamps are amazing!

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  2. So beautiful Libby!!! Love the rich colors that you chose! Off to hop :)

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  3. LOVE Both of these Libby...so Pretty...The colors you used on each one are just Perfect!

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  4. Such pretty cards, Libby! Love the background you made with the butterfly card and what cute little doll!

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  5. I just love that little girl.. she is SO cute!

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  6. Libby!! WOW!! LOVE both of your cards!!!!!

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  7. Love your cards. really cute little girl card!!

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  8. Gorgeous colours on the butterfly card!

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  9. So pretty! I love them both! The first one really appeals to me with that fantastic color combination!!

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  10. These are gorgeous! Clever use of the sentiment on the circle!

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  11. Love your cards! I'm already dreaming of Spring, and winter hasn't begun! Have a great holiday.
    Trish

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  12. Beautiful! I love the butterflies.

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  13. Gorgeous cards!! Love them.

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  14. oooh so excited to see the new stamps, love what you've done with them

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  15. Cute cards! That little girl is so sweet - and your colouring is terrific. Those butterflies are lovely too!

    Sharon D. in Canada

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  16. Loving all the peeks, those butterflies are a must-have! I was beginning to think I might have to go out and buy a printer because they were previously only offered in digital images... glad to see I can cut the cost down to $15.00 :)

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  17. just beautiful! Love all your creations :) Thank you :) Nat

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  18. Beautiful! Love the alcohol ink background on the first one! The little girl is darling!!

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  19. I can't decide which one I like better - they're both so different from what I do... I think I like the purple and turquoise one just a SHADE better - they're two of my favorite colors!

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  20. Like the butterflies on AI background. stamping sue

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  21. Sweet sweet cards!!

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  22. Fantastic cards. Love them.

    The little girl is wonderfully colored.

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  23. The colors on your cards are amazing! Love the background to the butterfly card.

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  24. Very nice. I love the butterflies.

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  25. Oh Libby, couldn't wait to peek at your creations, definitely worth the wait!! Fabulous job on both of your cards! I am IN LOVE with that color combo you used for the butterfly card and your Girl with Flowers is as sweet as can be!

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  26. So cute, love all the new stamps I am seeing.

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  27. WOW, that butterfly card is spectacular. Love the colors. Nicely done! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Very pretty. Your bg turned out beautiful in the blue card.

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  29. Love all your cards, but that 1st purple-ish one is amazing! girl you ROCK!

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  30. LIBBY! Those cards rock!!! So glad that you are here! HUGE hugs! :)

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  31. AMAZING cards, Libby! I am so thrilled to see you cards in the blog hop!

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  32. your butterfly card is lovely - wonderful colors. think the "engravings" stamp will have to be a "must buy"!

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  33. Great projects with these new stamps! You are so creative and I love your blog..those snowglobes..wow!

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  34. I love your background on your butterfly card! How beautiful is that?! And your little girl is just precious! I will have to find me one of those!

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  35. Hop Hop Hop

    Mary Smith
    Columbus, Ohio

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  36. Love the colors you used on the butterfly card. Gorgeous!! Bev

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  37. i liked the girl holding flowers stamp .. loved your card by the way :)

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  38. Love how you mathed the flowered paper and the little girl's flowers! match made in heaven!

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  39. Gorgeous butterfly card! I definitely need to get that Antique Engravings set!

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  40. Beautiful way to use those butterflies with alcohol inks.

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  41. So cute! The girl with flowers is so sweet!

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  42. Such cute cards! And I love the tip about stamping the words in a different shape - never would have thought of that!

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  43. wow, that background you made on the butterflies card with the alcohol inks is amazing!! good job!! when i try that it ends up looking like an ugly fall day mess!

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  44. I love the background of the butterflys. Great cards.

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  45. i want those darling little girl stamps--- fantastic!

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  46. Awww! So pretty! I love the 1st one! I like how you blended all those colors!! I love those butterflies!!

    So stinkin' cute!! Awesome job!!

    Yaneri

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  47. Those butterflies are beautiful. Great colors on both the cards.

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  48. Super cute cards... love the..... going back to have another look after I leave my comment. Love them.

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  49. Love your cards...and the new stamps look great!

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  50. WOW those little girls are adorable and look so fun to color in!!

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  51. beautiful cards - love alla the new stamps! thanks for sharing.

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  52. Your use of the Antique Engravings is lovely. Polished stone makes easy work of coloring an image such as this.

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  53. I love the Antique Engravings set! Your cards are just gorgeous!

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  54. Libby, these are fabulous!!! Just love that little girl stamp and the antique engravings set is just so incredible, an absolute favorite for me!!

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  55. Beautiful, very colorful.
    I love the new stamps.
    TFS
    :)

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  56. Wow I am so addicted to that little girl! I love her! Your cards rock!

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  57. Libby - Such beautiful colors and designs, just love the cards you have made :)

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  58. Lovely cards! And thanks for the reminder on curving the clear stamp phrases--it really makes a big impact on a card.

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  59. great cards. this is a great hop. tfs

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  60. The new stamps are really amazing.... Make your cards fabulous...

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  61. what a great idea to curve a straight clear stamp! i'm definitely going to have to try that :) your cards are so pretty!

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  62. Libby i really love both of your cards.. especially the little girl with circle sentiment, too cute!! :)

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  63. Nice job with the stamps, great embellies too!

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  64. both adorable creations, thks for sharing the peek!

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  65. Sweet Cards. The doll stamps seem very popular!

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  66. Hi, Libby! Such beautiful cards! I especially like the first one with the alcohol inks, Stickles, and the fun scrunched ribbon! :-)

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  67. Libby I ADORE your first card - the colors are gorgeous!! So fun to see how everyone does something a bit different with these stamps!

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  68. I love the colors you used in your butterfly card. So pretty. I also have girls and thought that the new girls are a must have. TFS!

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  69. Cute cards. The butterflies are lovely.

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  70. Love that green, brown, and blue together! Nice work!

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  71. Adorable cards! I really love the butterfly's with the alcohol ink BG!

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  72. Cute!! Thank you for sharing you wonderful work!

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  73. your cards are beautiful!! love the butterflies!! thanks for sharing!

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  74. The little girl is adorable and I love the color combo.

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  75. Alcohol ink, stickles and butterflies - does it get any better? Awesome card!

    Linda

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  76. I can never have enough butterfly stamps! This one is gorgeous! Thanks for getting me excited about the new release! Happy Holidays!!

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  77. These are wonderful cards Libby! Love the little girl.

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  78. Beautiful cards! I especially love the one with the little girl. The patterned paper you selected really sets her off... and I love the color combo. :)

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  79. The butterfly is so pretty and so are the cards.

    Smiles!
    Marilyn

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  80. Love the little girlie stamp with the Oct Afternoon paper! Thank you for taking the time to share with us!

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  81. Great idea how you used the sentiment in the circle. Great cards!

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  82. Great idea how you used the sentiment in the circle. Great cards!

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  83. What great blog hop! Great cards!

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  84. The butterflies are so beautiful.Wonderful cards. Love the words on it!

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  85. Love them both! They're different styles, but oh so perfect!

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  86. So cute! I love the butterflies!!

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  87. Must. Have. All. The. New. Stamps. Love the little girl card. I've only been a mommy for 5 months now but I know I must have all the little girl stamps.

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  88. Wow! I never thought of curving my stamps! What a great idea! And your cards are beautiful!

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  89. Nice color combos........cute cards!!

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  90. I absolutely love your butterfly card.

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  91. Those butterfly stamps and the little girl stamps are simply amazing!

    I love both your cards - beautiful!!

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  92. I can see why you were invited!!
    Your are very talented!!!

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  93. Love the effects of alcohol ink. It's a perfect background for the butterflies.

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  94. Love the color scheme, little girl stamp is soo adorable.

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  95. This bloghop is great. I really enjoy all the things you've made!

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  96. Beautiful cards, especially love the butterfly card. Fantastic background, too.

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  97. Beautfiul cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  98. I love, love, love the butterflies!! It's on MY NEED NOW list. The little girl is cute too, but with my kids as late teens, it doesn't seem to make sense to invest in them quite yet.... maybe I'll give in to the temptation.

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  99. Cute cards, love how you made the greeting in a circle! :>

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  100. I love the way you curved the text on the flower girl card. Great card!

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  101. Libby, your butterfly card is amazing. I love the colors of alcohol ink you used. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  102. Those antique engravings stamps look so cute!
    Mina

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  103. These are darling! I love the stitching!

    ♥Lea

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  104. LIBBY!!! I love your butterfly card! OMG!!! The alcohol inked background looks gorgeous with the new stamps. I can tell I'm going to get that set. And the sentiment you chose? Perfect.

    And the other card is super, super cute. Awesome. :)

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  105. Great cards. Love the way you used the ruffled ribbon.

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  106. I just love the colours on the alcohol inked background,it's beautiful.

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  107. I really love these, you did an amazing job with these new stamps!!

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  108. You are right, I have to have those little girl stamps. Great job!
    Brenda U

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  109. Wow, Libby...such cute cards! I love those little girls, but I also like the butterflies, too!

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  110. Cute cards!!! I really love the doll.

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  111. super cute! I love these new stamps.

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  112. Great card, love the color combo!

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  113. Both are gorgeous! I love butteflies, and can't resist the stickles either!
    ~ky

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  114. Pretty butterflys! sara
    saraross11@gmail.com

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  115. Love the blues, greens and purples, just beautiful!

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  116. My wish list is getting longer! I need the little girls in my stash! Too cute!

    Gotta hop!

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  117. Lovely use of the butterflies-like the antiquities set!

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  118. Like you, I've got to get the little girl stamps! Beautiful cards.

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  119. linda patti tpatti@windstream.netDecember 18, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    love the images and how you used them!!!

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  120. Just beautiful cards Libby. Love the alcohol ink background, the colours are so gorgeous. So glad I stopped by.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  121. Thanks so much for showing your wonderful cards!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the new hero stuff!! hop hop hop...

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  122. First of all, your blog by-line about sniffing StazOn nearly made me spit out my coke!

    Your cards are beautiful and I can't wait to see the rest of the little girl stamps. They look like such fun!

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  123. The new stamps are so wonderful, how to choose is the problem!!

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  124. Beautiful cards - love the colors you have used. That little girl is a cutie-pie!

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  125. Oh wow Libby your cards are fantastic. Love them!

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  126. Wonderful cards ... I especially like the butterfly one :)

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  127. Hop away, hop away, Hop away all! the Oz

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  128. Libby, I like the butterflies and your use of the October Afternoon paper. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  129. The little girls are very cute

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  130. Great cards and great ideas! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  131. Such great cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  132. Gorgeous cards. That one with butterflies is just perfect.

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  133. Hi Libby! Love your cards--the butterflies are gorgeous! It's been fun hopping with you!

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  134. i need all of those girls! they are SO cute!

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  135. all the new stamps are just wonderful!! You did a wonderful job with them!!

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  136. Love your cards. Arent those butterflies fab?

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  137. You are very creative, I love your work!
    TFS
    -BK

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  138. Sweet cards. I love the stickles on your butterflies...totally understand the can't help it feel. Thanks for sharing...love them.

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  139. I love those little girls!! Cute cards!
    Elise

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  140. I love the little girl!!! Great job :-)

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  141. Just love, love, love the butterfly card. TFS
    XXX Rosalee

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  142. how fabulous! love your idea of curving the acrylic stamp- genius! :D

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  143. Great cards I love the new butterfly stamps.

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  144. Fun Hop! What a wonderful way to wind down the year!

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  145. WOw, time to hit the alcohol....inks that is (I think I just quoted Jennifer MacGuire!!!)
    This is beautiful!

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  146. That little girl is just adorable!! TFS!

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  147. Suuuuper cutes!!! love those new stamps, thanks for sharing us!!

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  148. Love the butterflies and the little girl is so cute-I like how you curved the verse.

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  149. Gorgeous butterfly card, Libby and the other card is ADORABLE!

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  150. great work! sooo love your backgrounds with those awesome stamps!

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  151. sweet, sweet, sweet! love your cards!

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  152. Love the butterflies and the colors
    are my absolutely fave combo in the
    world. Lovely work!

    Sherry in MI

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  153. Great cards! love the colors you used on the girl holding the flowers.

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  154. Stunning so love the papers and images, but I like most Butterflies! Hugs,moni

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  155. Beautiful!! It was worth waiting for!

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  156. Love these!!! You did a great job!!

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  157. these are such fun cards! I love alcohol inks and you did such a great job with the butterfly card! Thanks for sharing!

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  158. Gorgeous cards. I especially love the purple one with all the stitching.

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  159. The stamps are wonderful

    Pam

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  160. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  161. Love what you did with the stamps. I am thinking those little girls are going to be so much for to work with.

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  162. These are beautiful! The colors on the first card are stunning.

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