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Monday, August 1, 2016

August My Monthly Hero - blog hop + giveaway


It's time for the launch of another Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit! This month's kit was inspired by "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - oh my goodness - I am in love!! Ok, I admit it, I have loved every single kit so far. But the kit for August is just plain magical. And sweet. And dreamy. LOVE!!

(Update: I made another card using elements from the kit, find it HERE!)

I've made several cards with the kit and add-on stamps. I just couldn't stop!! It's too much fun. First, I put a fairy in a jar. Poor fairy! But doesn't she look lovely in there?


The jar is from Let's Get Fresh. You could also use the jars in Mason Jar Bugs or Winter Scene, depending on the look you want. I added shimmer with the Star Dust Stickles included in the kit.


Next, I played with the clouds from the add-on kit, Dreams Are Made. In the end I think they ended up looking like a dreamy mountain range up in the clouds.


I used some shimmer paint but it was hard to capture in a photo. Trust me, it's even lovelier in person. I love the Shakespeare quote to go with this little scene! And the Pretty Pink Posh droplets are from the kit, too!


I was on a roll, stamping and coloring fairies, so I made a few little "lunchbox notes" that I will be sneaking into my daughter's lunchbox this fall. I love to surprise her like this!


I paired the kit with some messages from the Dare to Dream stamp set. And of course I needed to add a little shimmer to the fairy wings.


My favorite card I've created so far with this kit was on the Hero Arts blog on Friday. The frame die included in the kit is so pretty! And this is my favorite of the fairies, with her sweet acorn cap!


Be sure to check out all of the amazing designers hopping with us today! The will be a kit for one lucky commenter, drawn from the comments left across all of the blogs through Sunday, August 7. The winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog.

The Hero Arts Blog
Yana Smakula
Mariana Grigsby
Clare Prezzia
May Park
Jennifer McGuire
Kathy Racoosin
Laura Bassen
Lydia Fiedler
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Pretty Pink Posh
Debbie Olson
Cheiron Brandon
Alice Wertz
Helen Gullett
Libby Hickson (you are here!)

The kits always sell out quickly, and I'm sure this one will follow suit! If you love it as much as I do, grab it before it's gone - RIGHT HERE! :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

SUPPLIES
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero August 2016
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero August 2016
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Hero Arts CL960 Let’s Get Fresh
Hero Arts CL960 Let’s Get Fresh
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Hero Arts CL953 Mason Jar Bugs
Hero Arts CL953 Mason Jar Bugs
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Hero Arts CL896 Winter Scene
Hero Arts CL896 Winter Scene
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Hero Arts CM105 Dreams Are Made
Hero Arts CM105 Dreams Are Made
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Hero Arts CL925 Dare To Dream
Hero Arts CL925 Dare To Dream
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Hero Arts SA082 Dreamy Nights
Hero Arts SA082 Dreamy Nights
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Hero Arts CM106 Shakespearean Poetry
Hero Arts CM106 Shakespearean Poetry
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Hero Arts DI320 Floral Border with Frame Fancy Die (E)
Hero Arts DI320 Floral Border with Frame Fancy Die (E)
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164 comments:

  1. I've always wanted a pixie in a jar!!

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  2. I love love love your cards! :)

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  3. The watercolor is beautiful, I love the lunchbox cards!

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  4. Great cards! Thanks for the post. Love Hero Arts!

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  5. I LOVE the little square cards!

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  6. So beautiful, love what you have done with the kit. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  7. beautiful watercolor pieces

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  8. Your coloring is so amazing on all the cards but I was sad to see the fairy in the jar.

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  9. WOW! Mind blowingly amazing!! I think my favorite is the mountain scene! Great colors and very creative!!! Must have this kit!!! TFS!

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  10. The use of the water coloring look so "artsy". Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. I totally love every one of your cards. I am sure it was fun making each one. They all have a subtle elegance to them. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Beautiful cards! Such great inspiration! Thank you for sharing.

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  13. These projects you made are gorgeous!!! I love the fairy in a jar; every little girl's dream to catch a fairy! I also love the lunch notes you made-what a great idea!

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  14. Stunning cards. I want to free the fairy in the jar. She needs to fly.

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  15. Wow, talk about great cards. So many beautiful ones that I'd be hard pressed to choose which I like best. Great job!

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  16. Beautiful backgrounds and cards!

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  17. All your cards are just amazing. How sweet the fairy is in the jar. I just love your watercoloring and all your ideas. Beautiful coloring and glittering. I'm just in love with the beautiful fairy kit!

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  18. Wow - you went all out, Libby! Just love all your projects, but especially the purple mountain range using the cloud stamp!!

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  19. Gorgeous cards!!! Amazing colours!!

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  20. Wow, you've been really busy in a very good way. Love the fairy in the bottle...how magical.

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  21. Love the fairy in the jar! All of your fairies are cute.

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  22. All of your cards are beautiful! I absolutely love this kit. I think it may be my favorite so far. That "frame" die is stunning and the sentiments and fairies are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!

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  23. These are all fabulous. Love the dreamy mountains.

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  24. Lovely work on
    all of your
    creations.
    Great idea
    with the
    lunch notes.
    Carla from Utah

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  25. Very pretty cards! I love the watercolored faux mountains on your second card. Everything you created is fabulous!! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Awww!!!! Awesome cards!!! I love the colours you chose for these fantastic cards!!!

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  27. I think your card is my favorite use of the "forest" die. It looks so soft and subtle. I also love the fairy in a jar!

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  28. I love all of these. So creative! I think my favorite is the fairy in the jar, it's just perfect!

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  29. Seeing all the cards along the hop amazing!! Yours along with what looks like my smokey mountains too beautiful!!& The girl power so appreciated!!😘

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  30. Wow that's a lot of cards! I love the fairy withe the acorn too!

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  31. WOW, love all your cards but my favorite is the fairy in the mason jar. Thank you for sharing your ideas, and being part of the giveaway.

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  32. Your creative juices were flowing abundantly. Thanks for sharing all the great projects.

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  33. These are all so pretty. Isn't this a wonderful Hero Arts Kit?

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  34. Beautiful cards. I cant wait to use this kit. It is so different!

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  35. Love all your projects with the August Hero Arts kit!

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  36. Thanks for all the different ideas on how to use this kit and some of the add ons.
    Great cards.

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  37. Very pretty projects. Love the watercolor and the sparkles.

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  38. such a great idea for girls lunch notes!

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  39. you had me at the fairy in the jar.. and then you just kept going! you made it worth going all the way through to the end! love your style!

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  40. Fairy Jar...Nice. What a cute collection of cards.

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  41. Every card is pretty, can't decide which one I like best. I think it;s the fairy in the jar.

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  42. Love ALL your cards! You are so creative

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  43. Lovely! my fave is the fairy in the jar!

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  44. Beautiful assortment of cards! Love the water coloured mountains!

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  45. What a sweet idea; catching a fairy in a jar!

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  46. I absolutely love your creativity... the fairy in the jar is so clever. All of your cards are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Have a magical day.

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  47. Such creative cards! I especially like the dreamy mountains and the lunchbox notes.

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  48. Your cards are beautiful. I especially love the add-on stamp sets with the Shakespearean quotes.

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  49. Fabulous projects Libby! Love them all!

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  50. All your cards are beautiful but my favorite is the fairy in the jar. 😊 So freakin cute!!

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  51. Wow, wow, wow! What beautiful cards, all of them! And what a lucky daughter to get such beautiful notes like this in her lunchbox.

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  52. Your water-colored backgrounds are dazzling. I especially love the card that looks like mountains in the sky.

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  53. Love your work!!! You are very talented!

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  54. I can't choose my favorite among all of your ideas! They are so creative & I'm even more excited to get my kit!

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  55. You've done SO much with this beautiful kit! I love all of your cards :-)
    You are an amazing artist!

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  56. Thanks for so many cute ideas with this set

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  57. Wow Libby, you were a busy bee! All so different and beautiful. I love the fairy in the jar, reminds me of catching lightning bugs as a child. This really is a magical kit! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  58. Hello Libby, you did an outstanding job creating not just one project but multiple ones! Those Mountains are beautiful. Your fairy in the jar is so precious, the lunchbox notes you made for your daughter is so sweet, and the fairy with the acorn cap is such a delightful card!

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  59. Love all of your cards = awesome little fairies. Gotta have this one.

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  60. Great projects! I think your lunch box cards are my favorites!

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  61. Your fairy in the jar made me smile!

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  62. GORGEOUS cards! Such beautiful colors and I love the dreamy mountains!

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  63. Really like the mason jar card

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  64. Wow! So many wonderful ideas! Absolutely love the cloudy mountains :)

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  65. Love this card and the kit. Some great ideas to get started. Thanks for sharing

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  66. Love your creative designs! Those mountains are amazing!

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  67. Loved them all, but pixie in a jar stole the cake!!!!

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  68. Libby thank you for showing the range of this magical, sweet, dreamy MMH kit. Your cards are wonderful and I love the idea of putting notes from the Dare to Dream collection in your daughter's lunch box, I think I will have to do the same for my grand-daughters!

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  69. The fairy in a jar implies wishes that come true! Great concept!

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  70. All your cards are adorable !
    But I would have to agree with some of the other comments..the fairy in the mason jar is just to cute :)

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  71. Wow!! Such amazing cards! All so beautiful and so very different.

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  72. These are all so beautiful Libby.

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  73. My girls would so love to play with this kit as we craft for homeschooling! Gorgeous cards and kit, just no money to buy ;o(
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~God bless~

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  74. Wow, Libby these projects are amazing!! Totally love your mountain painting and the fairy in the jar so cute. They all are beautifully created :) Thank You for the inspirations!!

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  75. What beautiful, amazing work, Libby! The clouds are fantastic and I love all your cards. Very sweet idea to make lunchbox notes for your daughter. She'll be the envy of all her friends. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and creativity with us AND for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

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  76. Wasn't sure that I could pick a favorite, until I saw the "Believe" card!!

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  77. Beautiful cards. Great watercolor backgrounds.

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  78. Wow! Amazing projects. That little fairy looks so cute in the jar!

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  79. beautiful set of cards... rather taken by the 2nd one with the dreamy cloud/mountain scape... it is gorgeous!

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  80. OMGosh these are all so fabulous, love how you used this kit and with so many different samples....fabulous

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  81. So many ideas, these cards are wonderful.

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  82. Lovely coloring on your beautiful cards! Awesome kit!

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  83. I would love to catch a fairy in a mason jar! Great idea!

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  84. The watercolors really add a sort of whimsy to it all. Way to catch a fairy!

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  85. Really like the "mountainly cloud" look of the card.

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  86. Yep! I love every single one!!! These are all so uniquely stunning in their own way!

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  87. Fantastic cards!! Thanks for sharing!

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  88. Your card design are lovely and I absolutely love the card that used the cloud stamp which came out looking like mountain peaks. That is one of the most amazing card I have seen in a while. Thank you for that stamping idea!

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  89. Lots of beautiful projects here! I love those lunchbox notes. :-)

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  90. Solve your watercolor technique. Your cards look awesome

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  91. Oh my goodness - I can't decide which card is my favorite; they are all so great!! TFS!!!!

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  92. Love the pixie in the jar and all the rest of your cards are gorgeous! Great job, thanks for sharing!

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  93. Wow so many fun cards from one stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

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  94. Love them all, especially the last one!

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  95. Great cards - very magical! :)

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  96. Wow, I love all your creations with this kit. Fabulous.

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  97. All of your cards are wonderful - I especially love your little lunchbox notes! Thanks so much!!

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  98. Fantastic.
    The mountains are beautiful.
    Love the little fairies.
    thanks for sharing.

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  99. BREATHTAKING! You are sooooo talented! Your MTS resemble the Blue Ridge MTS in USA, ones I've lived near all my life. I'm totally speechless...you're incredible!!!

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  100. All of these are so awesome! Love the fairy in a jar!

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  101. Oh my your cards are ALL so pretty!!! Love them and this new card kit:)

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  102. What lovely projects you made! I think my absolute favorite is the clouds/mountains one (you’re right, they do look a bit like mountains) but I also really love the fairy in the jar. But you didn’t poke any holes in the lid for her! LOL

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  103. Somebody above in a comment said it was magical, magical is the exact word that I would say I love this card and there's nothing out there like it good job hero arts on being unique

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  104. Love your cards--so many great ways to use this kit!

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  105. Wow! You made a lot of designs and I love everything especially the mountain and fairies with quotes in it! The fairies are so cute and whimsical! Love it! Hero Arts kit is a mixed of elegance and magical vibe! I love it and it is perfect for my card making projects. I've been sending letters to different part of the world and my letters will look so beautiful with the use of these stamps! The Shakespearean Poetry Stamp is one of the stamps that I liked the most because of poetry and words on it but I also like the Fairy Stamp and Dreams Are Made Stamp because they are very detailed! I really want this kit and I can't wait to use them and share them with my friends!

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  106. Oh, I love all of the beautiful cards that you did with the kit!

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  107. Your creations are amazing...all of them!!!

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  108. Thanks for all the great examples on using this kit. My favorite is the mountains you made, beautiful.

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  109. Looks like you had as much fun as I hope to have when my set arrives. The dreamscape background is so well done.

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  110. Boy you seem to love this month's kit! What a cute fairy in a jar. Nice mountains too!

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  111. Boy you seem to love this month's kit! What a cute fairy in a jar. Nice mountains too!

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  112. I have to say that every card on this hop was different from the other one. On some hops the cards are kind of similar but on this hop each one was different. I was so amazed! You did the most card out of everybody so you win! What do you win? A big hug from me and a handmade card! LOL Having the fairy in the jar is like catching lightening bugs in a jar when we were kids. Now I rarely see lightening bugs anymore. I hear they are going extinct. I hope that doesn't happen to your fairy! You made some beautiful cards and did some amazing techniques. Thanks for letting us see them all and for giving us a chance to win this kit that I can't afford unless the Kardashians adopt me! LOL I love blog hopping!

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  113. I love your 'lunch notes' and the purple mountains! Thank you for sharing your creation!;)

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  114. All of your cards are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  115. Oh Libby - so love seeing your work and this post did not dissapoint, love the 'mountains' and the wee notes for your daughter's lunch box.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  116. This looks simply amazing. So lovely. I totally adore this set.

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  117. Fantastic cards, love the water coloring!!!!!

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  118. Wow...you outdid yourself!! Wonderful creations. .really love the mountain range!!

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  119. You take the cake for putting the fairy in a jar, just like our lightening bugs in the summer, but yours will be sprinkling fairy dust around the world to make all of our wishes come true! TFS

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  120. What beautiful cards! Your colors are fantastic! The mountains were really pretty.

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  121. I love all your cards, but that mountain range is absolutely stunning!!!

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  122. Every card is truly beautiful! Mountains now that's thinking outside the box! This Hero Arts Kit is Amazing!

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  123. I absolutely love your cards! They are amazing. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  124. So many different choices, hard to choose my favorite. I like the fairy in the jar, like catching fireflys on a warm summer evening.

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  125. very enchanting cards, love them all

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  126. Oh my goodness, these sets really ARE magical! I love the touches of shimmer and shine on your projects. It would be difficult to choose a favorite project here because they are all amazing! TFS!

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  127. Wow! You went all out! Amazing work, thanks for sharing your gift with us. My personal fav is the purple mountains. In a word, magnificent! Love, love, love your work!

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  128. wow so many different techniques with watercolour...love them!

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  129. Looks like you had so much fun playing with this kit. I love the lunchbox notes you created for your daughter.

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  130. Love all your cards but especially the fairy in the jar! What a sweet card! Thx for sharing your creativity!!

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  131. Fairy in the jar is a nice touch.

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  132. love the composition and colors!

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  133. Libby you are do talented!! Thank-you so much for the extra time and work you did in order to give us sample card ideas!! I really appreciate that!! Smiles, Veronica in Canada :)

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  134. Wow, great cards! I love the idea of the small notecards for your daughter, I don't think my teen son would appreciate them as much!

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  135. Wow so many cute cards, idk how you find time to make so many. Tfs

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  136. Lovely cards! The lunchbox notes are super sweet. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  137. Your card is so clever and unique on this August Kit blog hop. I love it! A fairy caught in a jar just like a lightning bug. Of course, when playing is over, you set it free! You are talented in the way you colored the jar with the texture and the background with whispers of "believe" in the watercolor. Your card with the mountains looks so beautiful. I love your idea of the lunchbox cards. They are so sweet and done beautifully. You've done a lot already with your new card kit. I hope I win!

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  138. Such a pretty card! I really love this card kit and the add ons are almost a must have too!

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  139. All of your cards are fabulous, Libby! Each one has it's own unique beauty~thanks for the inspiration.

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  140. Very nice, I like all your projects!

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  141. What an amazing collection of cards. I really like all your watercolouring especially the pretty purple cloud mountains.

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  142. Sent via email to add:
    Hi Libby,
    I loved all the items you made for the blog hop. Loved the fairy in the jar, then the mountains, how spectacular. Those little notes were over the top. I am sure she will love receiving these!
    Thanks for sharing your artistic talent.
    Thank you,
    Dianne

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  143. Wow! Just lovely cards! I have 3 granddaughters and they would love these fairies!

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  144. You created so many different looks with these stamps, but the mason jar really caught me (ha ha).

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  145. Amazing! I love all the cards you made, but I could stare all day at those mountains you created!

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  146. Wow I love your cards they are beautiful.

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