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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Hero Arts Summer Catalog Launch!

Hello hello!! Today the Hero Arts Summer 2016 Products launch in their store, and I'm joining an amazing hop full of fabulous stampers! Wowza I'm super honored to be here with them! You should have arrived by way of Laura Bassen's blog. If you didn't, you might want to head back to Hero Arts to start at the very beginning.

This summer release is so much fun!! It's full of cool travel-themed stamps, as well as beach-themes, lemonade, parks, ice cream, palm trees - pretty much everything that screams "summer".

For today's hop, I'm sharing a couple cards I taught at a tradeshow back in April. It was my first time teaching at a tradeshow, and needless to say I was a basket of nerves. But in the end I had a ton of fun and met a bunch of super sweet store owners. I loved everything about it!!


My first card uses the new Color Layering Ice Cream stamp set and matching dies. I used the ice cream die to create a mask. I tinted some Ranger Texture Paste with Orchid reinker, and applied it to the middle ice cream scoop using the little mask I had created. A little bit of glitter makes it extra fun!


This next card uses some of the travel and adventure-themed stamps. This particular set is called City Adventure. Lots of fun city icons in this set, and a bicycle too, so you know I loved it as soon as I saw the bike! :) I used the coffee and donut for this card.


Is that a donut? Or is it a bagel to go with the NYC feel of this set? I'm not quite sure - I think it could be either! I used masking tape to mask off the center of the card, and later filled that space with a message from Dapper Dad. The images were watercolored - I used Daniel Smith paints (loooove them!) but any watercolors would do.

Here are some happy stampers after my class. It was so much fun!!


And here's all of the awesome summer products, on display at the show. I had the good fortune of having Joan Mills work the show with me, she is absolutely wonderful!


Now let's continue with this hop, shall we? Next up is the lovely and talented Lori Craig! And here's the entire hop list, in case you need it:

The Hero Arts Blog
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Debby Hughes
Jennifer McGuire
Jenn Shurkus
Joan Bardee
Julie Ebersole
Kathleen Graumuller
Kathy Racoosin
Kelly Rasmussen
Kimberly Crawford
Laura Bassen
Libby Hickson (you are here!)
Lori Craig
Lucy Abrams
Lydia Fiedler
Mariana Grigsby
May Sukyong Park
Nichol Magouirk
Sandy Allnock
Teri Anderson
Wanda Guess
Yana Smakula

Be sure to leave everyone some love, as Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from all of the comments left along the entire hop! Leave those comments by Sunday night at midnight pacific!

And visit the Hero Arts store to find all of the fabulous products featured in today's hop!

Thanks for stopping by today!

210 comments:

  1. ICE CREAM! ICE CREAM! Want some - looks so yummy; this is a must have stamp set. Multi-layering makes it look so yummy and realistic.

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  2. I think those ice-cream stamps just look awesome

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  3. Yay for Ice Cream, Donuts + Coffee!

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  4. I'm afraid I would try to lick the card... the ice cream with the texture paste looks real! Very fun and I love that Hero Arts is allowing us to buy ice cream that is "healthy"!

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  5. Ice cream, coffee, your cards look good enough to eat!

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  6. Great job, thanks for sharing them with us.

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  7. Texture paste + reinker = brilliant. It looks so realistic.

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  8. The texture on the ice cream is fantastic!! I love how you painted the second card, so bright and fun!

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  9. I love the new release. Your cards are awesome.

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  10. love the ice cream card and how you added the dimension, just beautiful!!

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  11. Love the purple and the ice cream!

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  12. Such a cute idea. Great use of these stamps

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  13. Yum, this card reminds me of black rasberry ice cream , my fav! I love the texture and can't wait to try that out, looks so real. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun, wish once in a while they'd come to New Jersey, I'd love to attend. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  14. I am getting hungry looking at those gorgeous cards. I love ice cream and coffee and donuts or bagels. LOL

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  15. Your cards are little works of art--love them!!!!

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  16. I love the monochromatic ice cream cones - they are gorgeous and so detailed!

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  17. The City Adventures set looks great.

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  18. Love the paste idea for the ice cream!

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  19. These look like so much fun to make!

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  20. Love the colors of ice cream, great card.

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  21. I love the messy watercolor look. And your use of the texture paste is inspired!

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  22. Love how you used the texture paste! What fun cards!

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  23. Great cards. Love the ice cream stamps.

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  24. Great idea to tint and us the paste for the ice cream. Really cute card! Yes, I think it's a bagel ;)

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  25. Like the layering stamping yummyness of your ice cream card. Like the inking on 2nd card. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  26. Ice cream looks good enough to eat

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  27. The texture on your first card is the coolest ever!

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  28. texture paste is brilliant for the ice cream.

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  29. Great cards... love the textured ice cream!!

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  30. Fabulous cards. I really like the purple ice cream and the texture.
    A different Sue D
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  31. Ok, so now what do I do? I use my paper addiction to control my sugar addiction! But I sure do want some ice cream about now! Thanks so much. Really fun! Love the texture paste scoop!

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  32. The ice cream cones look good enough to eat and I love your color choices.

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  33. that raspberry ice cream cone with the paste is fantastic. and I vote donuts on the other card. donuts beat bagels everytime!!!

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  34. Wow the ice cream card has such dimension when using the texture paste that is tinted. Really cool card!

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  35. First time on your page! Love this post!
    LOVE your coffee/ donut card... love the watercolor and organic look of it.

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  36. Love the texture to the ice cream! great cards!

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  37. Love your ice cream card! It looks so realistic with the texture paste.

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  38. Those lovely layers are so luscious!
    I'd like to give it a lick! 😉

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  39. That textured ice cream looks so real! Great job!

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  40. Your card looks just like the summer I've been waiting for! Yea!

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  41. Just love the texture on the ice cream. So cool!

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  42. YUMMY ice cream cones! Using that Texture Paste is brilliant!!! mmmmm

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  43. your purple ice cream cones are just delightful!

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  44. I enjoy these blog hops that give me such inspiration.

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  45. Your ice cream cones are beautiful! Love the texture on them.

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  46. Loved the texture on your ice cream cone!

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  47. Great cards! I really love the ice cream card with the glitter. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Makes me want to go get ice cream!

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  49. Fantastic! Love your technique for the ice cream. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. That ice cream cone looks delicious!!

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  51. Love the use of the paste with ice cream!

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  52. I'd say definitely donut - and your card is delicious :)

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  53. AMAZING idea with the ink mask on the ice cream cone! FABULOUS!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  54. The textured ice cream cone looks so real!!

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  55. Oh mouthwatering huckleberry ice cream!!! Great!

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  56. Oh my that ice cream looks so real!

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  57. Love the color of the ice cream! Looks delicious.

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  58. Great texture on the ice cream. Beautiful birthday card.

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  59. Love your yummy ice cream card. Looks realistic!

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  60. Love your bright and happy cards.

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  61. Your cards are spectacular! So much fun!!!
    Susan

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  62. Such a fun stamp set for summerand love your card. Thanks for sharing

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  63. Love that texture you got on the middle one!

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  64. Nice use of the texture paste! Agree that there's a NYC feel to the second card...maybe that's a bagel topped with schmear! Love the way you accented it with spots of colour:)

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  65. Great cards! The textured ice cream looks yummy!

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  66. Texture paste ice cream cone. It looks so beautifully edible! Great color combos.

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  67. Love the texture of the ice cream and the pops of color on the other card.

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  68. Love the purple ice cream!!!

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  69. Cute cards. I really like the ice cream stamp set!

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  70. Love those ice cream cones. Great texture. Looks like we could lick it off. I love the colors on the other card with the coffee cups and doughnuts.

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  71. Sweet! love the texture on the ice cream

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  72. Great cards. Love the embossing paste!

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  73. Love the texture paste ice cream!

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  74. Love love love. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  75. Clever to use the die as a stencil for the texture paste! And thank u for reminding me I can mask off my sentiment area with a little planning- makes for a different, clean look rather than just my usual overlay of a pop-dotTed shape over the background ..

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  76. Love the new stamps and dies and I love to see them used in different ways. Great ideas!

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  77. what a greatcolour combination and texture

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  78. Love the texture and color combo. Thank you for sharing and being part of this giveaway

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  79. The texture paste for the ice cream is brilliant! And I love your colors!

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  80. How fun - love ice cream and love your card. what a fabulous new release from Hero Arts.

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  81. Love your ice cream card. The colors are yummy.

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  82. Love your cards, and the texture in the first one is amazing

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  83. Such fun cards! The ice cream looks real enough to melt. Thanks for sharing!

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  84. What a terrific selection of ice cream cones- grape?

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  85. Who doesn't love ice cream!!! love those cute cards :)

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  86. Wow the texture on the cone is great! Love your cards.

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  87. What great Hero Arts summer themed creations! You added great color and dimension to the ice cream cone set and the donut and coffee set! Really cool!

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  88. Great job, Libby! The texture paste is perfect for that (blackberry flavor?!) ice cream cone! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this fun hop.

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  89. Adorable cards, love the purples! I would love to take a class from you, it'd be such fun. TFS

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  90. Great technique on your card, love it!

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  91. Love the textured cone. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  92. Clever idea for the texture. Looks good enough to eat.

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  93. That ice cream looks real! Yum!

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  94. Cool dimension on the ice cream!

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  95. I love the texture paste cone in the middle! Thanks for the cute idea.

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  96. Yummy cards. LOVE how you created the additional texture to the middle ice cream - so real-looking:)

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  97. Love ice cream, and that stamp and your card is a winner. BTW, love the lime and purple colors of your blog. :-)

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  98. Wonderful cards. Love the texture paste on the ice cream. Great idea.

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  99. Great cards! The texture paste looks so cool!

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  100. Cool cards. I'm off to go get ice cream now.

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  101. Great card - that textured and glittered ice cream is fantastic!

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  102. Love the non-traditional colors on the ice cream!

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  103. Great cards. Love the multi layered ice cream cones.

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  104. All of your cards are great. The first on reminds me of American Bandstand and the movie "Grease." My favorite card is the Love card. The colors are lovely.
    Thanks for sharine your talent on this blog hop.

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  105. The purple ice cream cone! So realistic, looks good enough to eat.

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  106. What a cool idea to use texture paste for the ice cream scoop!!!

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  107. That ice cream cone's texture is unbelievable. Makes me shiver to look at it.

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  108. Oh gosh I adore the texture paste for the ice cream!!!

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  109. Love it Libby; what could be better than coffee and a bagel?

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  110. Love those ice cream cones! The texture paste looks awesome.

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  111. Cute cards! That ice cream looks real, OMG. The way you used the little stamps for the second card is clever and cute, too.

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  112. Love these cones. Now is that rasberry cream and then rasberry sorbet? Great idea to use the texture paste.

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  113. Love both beautiful cards, the textured and tinted ice cream and the awesome watercoloring!

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  114. Purple ice cream! My favorite color! Maybe it's Oregon Marionberry (yummy) + bagels and coffee? Ok, I'm a happy blog hopper mmmmm! Thank you for your inspiration!

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  115. Love the texture on your ice cream cone!

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  116. I love the texture on the ice cream.
    Fun idea.
    Love the background stamping on the
    second card.
    thanks for sharing

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  117. Texture really makes you want to eat the ice cream.

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  118. Libby, both of these cards are wonderful! I just love the idea of using texture paste and glitter on the ice cream, it looks so real! And, coffee+donuts always makes me smile!

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  119. Love the use of the texture paste o. The ice cream.

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  120. Love the use of texture paste on the ice cream.

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  121. I have never used texture paste. I think I need to give it a try. You made it look like so much fun!

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  122. Wow love the texture on the ice cream!

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  123. Great texture on that ice cream and love the patterned paper you created on the second!

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  124. How very clever to use the textured paste! It looks so real. And I love, love the purple!

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  125. Love the purple,(or is that grape?), ice cream! Awesome card & fabulous layering stamps! So glad they have dies to match!

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  126. Delightful cards! Love those yummy treats!

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  127. That texture is awesome, yummy creation!

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  128. The ice cream looks so real and yummy! The ice cream set is a must have for this summer !

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  129. Very interesting effect with the monochromatic ice cream!

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  130. love the technique, and texture. fab

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  131. Love the texture on the ice cream, such fun cards.

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  132. Great texture on the ice cream.

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  133. I love your Icream cards. Great card.

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  134. I love the use of texture paste for the ice cream...what a great idea!

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  135. Love both of your cards. What flavor is lavender? Whatever it is, I'll bet it's delicious and it looks that way on your card!

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  136. Great cards! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  137. Like the texture for the middle cone. Fun ideas for cards.

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  138. Super cute ice cream cones! Love the texture paste!

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  139. Super cute ice cream cones! Love the texture paste!

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  140. I think using the texture paste for the ice cream is a great idea! It looks so real!

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  141. Your cards are so sweet! Thanks for sharing them. God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

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  142. Wow!!!! I love this new release!!! Great cards!!!!

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  143. Love the texture you gave your ice cream. Great release from HERO ARTS! Thanks so much11

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  144. Oh I love your texture paste ice cream! Hmm, I'm thinking bagel with creme cheese and coffee for quick breakfast on the run. Great cards!

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  145. Ice cream card looks ready to eat.

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  146. The textured ice cream cone is awesome!

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  147. Yummy looking grape ice cream!

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  148. Yummy looking grape ice cream!! Love that stamp.

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  149. Love you shades of purple, great card. Thanks for sharing.

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  150. This time the ice cream is purple! Cool! I love this set because the ice cream looks so real! They do make edible glitter so you are right when you did that, plus it looks so pretty. I'm not a big fan of the donuts/bagel and coffee stamp but I like what you've done with it. Nice job on both.

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  151. I really liked the way you made the ice cream look creamy and frosted at the same time.
    Two very cute cards. Coffee and a donut anyone?

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  152. Awesome cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  153. Love your cards. The texture paste looks so great on the ice cream card. Makes me want to run down to the ice cream store & order a double scoop! Thanks for the inspiration

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