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Monday, October 3, 2016

October My Monthly Hero - release + giveaway!

It's time for another My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts - and this month, oh my word, I am so in love!!! Yes yes yes, I know, I say that every. single. month. But it's always true!! This month we get to play with snowglobes!!


The main kit is full of fun things for creating snowglobes - a snowglobe die, some fun border dies, adorable stamps, inks, a seed bead/sequin mix, and even Flower Soft for creating a snowy scene! So much fun stuff!! For my first card, I went with a soft, snowy scene, using things found in the main kit.


I used my Daniel Smith watercolors to paint directly on the stamps before stamping with my MISTI. I love the soft look this gives. And by the way - DID YOU SEE THAT LITTLE BUNNY?? I love the sweet animals in the kit's stamp set, but especially that bunny. I'm glad the bunny ended up looking like a bunny, I was worried I'd get more of a blob! You never can be sure when using paint on your stamps. :) I added some Flower Soft on this one, for a fluffy, snowy scene.

For the card design, I thought it would be fun to create the snowglobe, and then extend the background on the rest of the card. I liked this design, so I made a second card with the same general idea.


For this second snowglobe, I wanted to play with the add-on die set Skylines. I love this city scene! I added details by doodling with a Sharpie pen after I had watercolored. It's really kind of messy, but I love this look and I think it came together really well!


I decorated both cards with the cool sequins included in the main kit - it's a fabby mix from Button Galore.

Here's a look at the main kit:


There are several other awesome optional add-ons, too - I hope to play some more this week and share cards made with the add-on stamp sets Holiday Cheer and Winter Time Fun, because I love them both so very much!!

I'm part of a fantastic blog hop today:

The Hero Arts Blog
Alice Wertz
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Debby Hughes
Heather Ruwe
Jennifer McGuire
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Kathy Racoosin
Kimberly Crawford
Laura Bassen
Lydia Fiedler
Mariana Grigsby
May Park
Virginia Lu
Yana Smakula
Libby Hickson (you are here!)

Be sure to comment on all of the blogs in the hop by next Sunday night (10/9 11:59pt) - Hero Arts will be giving away a kit to one lucky comment, drawn from all comments across all the blogs.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
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Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock
Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock
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Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi
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SSS
Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI
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SSS
Tim Holtz Water Brush
Tim Holtz Water Brush
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SSS
Sakura Koi Watercolors
Sakura Koi Watercolors
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SSS
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October 2016
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October 2016
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Hero
Hero Arts Skylines Fancy Dies
Hero Arts Skylines Fancy Dies
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Hero
Hero Arts Holiday Cheer
Hero Arts Holiday Cheer
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Hero
Hero Arts Winter Time Fun
Hero Arts Winter Time Fun
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Hero
Hero Arts Snowy Drifts Fancy Dies
Hero Arts Snowy Drifts Fancy Dies
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191 comments:

  1. I really like how your snow globes magnify your background. Nice job!

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  2. Love the watercolor and the the globe is just awesome !

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  3. Good job on the watercoloring....like it!

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  4. Such a fun kit to send surprises to family and friends!

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  5. Love love love your cards! Just .. wow! :)

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  6. Very clever use of the snow globe.

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  7. Love your watercolor background--this card kit rocks!

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  8. WOW!! Such a fun idea! Great job!!

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  9. Fun idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. What a dreamy cityscape! Your idea is so unique!

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  11. Awesome cityscape! Unique use of the kit and elements!

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  12. I love your cards, and I can't wait to get my hands on the October kit. So fun!

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  13. Libby, love your artistic snow globe. WOW! The cards are very unique and beautiful.

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  14. I love the watercolor! Very nice! I just love this kit!

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  15. Lovely, organic watercolored cards!

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  16. How delightful! I love how your unique way of using the snow globe.

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  17. Love these cool card designs Libby, so creative!

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  18. Super watercolored cards, love the designs.

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  19. Sometimes, dreams can have that "other-world" feel. Your first card portrays that feeling perfectly!

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  20. Two very artsy cards, Libby - I always love seeing what you come up with!!

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  21. Wow these cards are amazing love the cool effect of the background and snow globe!

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  22. These are both beautiful cards!!! I especially love the first one!! That little bunny is so sweet!! I agree that this kit is fantabuliscious!! TFS!

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  23. Wow, I love the globe and background technique.

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  24. Pretty! I love how this is so different than the look others have done. Very creative.

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  25. that snowglobe is a fantastic
    backdrop for your projects.
    All of them are wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  26. Wow! That is very creative. I love the look!

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  27. Your cards turned out cool using this kit!

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  28. Beautiful cards! Love the water color look! Such an amazing kit!

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  29. I love the bunny, too. And the skyline and the watercoloring. Great kit.

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  30. What a great Kit..and the add-ons! Great cards!

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  31. I love those watercolor effects. so interesting! TFS

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  32. What cool cards! Really love the line work!

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  33. Amazing cards! Love how you extended the background! Beautiful colouring!

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  34. Great cards! Love the artistic way that you used the snow globe! Yes, I agree, these woodland critters are a must have!~ Awesome kit! So many way this kit can be used as shown by all of you on this blog hop! Thanks for taking the time to share your talents!

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  35. What a cool and unique design for this card! Love both of these!

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  36. such great cards Libby - another wonderful HA kit!!

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  37. Love the way you used the snow globe! Very creative and unique! Great job! :)

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  38. Such a cool way to use the snow globe imagine. Really creative and the results are beautiful!

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  39. Very clever snow globes, Libby!

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  40. Very impressionistic! The HA kit worked well on these cards and the doodling on the city skyline is a grate idea it came out so nice

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  41. Beautiful card Liked how you used the snow globe.

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  42. Libby! You absolutely rocked the kit! These are my new fav projects of yours!

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  43. I like it, you always do something different

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  44. Love your water color backgrounds!!!

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  45. Gorgeous! Love that you gave the snow globe a more sophisticated look. Thanks so much.

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  46. Beautiful colors, just love the scene extending from the snow globe.

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  47. Great watercolor! I love the snow globe

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  48. Oh I just love your watercoloring here! Such a cool technique!!!

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  49. Really nice and different cards. Very colorful.

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  50. Wow I love how you used this kit, wonderful and very inspiring creation!

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  51. The city skyline die is one of my most favorite products in the new kit and the way you've used it in your design is unique and so pretty!

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  52. I think your idea to extend the scenes beyond the snow globes is absolutely brilliant, Libby! I absolutely love them both but the watercolor skyline is off-the-charts cool!!!

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  53. These are my favorite cards in the hop. I love how you extended the scene outside the globe. And that watercolor!! Just lovely

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  54. These are my favorite cards in the hop. I love how you extended the scene outside the globe. And that watercolor!! Just lovely

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  55. love your cards, well done. just beautiful love the use of the watercolor. thank you.

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  56. I like how you extended the background in the globe to the rest of the cards. The water-coloring turned out beautiful.

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  57. Awesome cards. Love the way you extended the globe background to the rest of the card. Thank you for sharing your ideas

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  58. I love the bunny snowglobe! You watercolor is terrific!

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  59. Nice watercolor, love how you see a magnified image through the water globe.

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  60. Completely unexpected and fun! Love this kit so much.

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  61. I love how you extended the scene outside of the snow globe!

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  62. I love how you used the globes as magnifiers to your scene so much. ( totally brilliant ) :)

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  63. Nicely done. Love this watercoloring. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  64. What a fantastic idea for a card! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. Wonderful cards! Love the skyline colors & the fluffy look of the first one!

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  66. Love the snowglobes with the watercoloring!

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  67. Love your cards, I love it when people think outside of the box🙂

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  68. Love how you applied the same colors, concepts, and techniques, excepting the sharpie, to two very different landscapes.

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  69. love the use of watercolors on the cards

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  70. Love your skyline in a snowglobe card! Awesome coloring and details!

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  71. Your watercoloring is so BEAUTIFUL!! I love the flow and shades of colors! Brilliant job, LibbY!

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  72. Very "artsy" approach! Well done.

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  73. I love the unique ways you make your cards, very pretty. thanks for sharing.

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  74. Oh Libby these are fabulous - love the wonderful images and the way that you have extended the images behind the globe.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  75. Love the look of seeing through the snow globe. beautiful.

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  76. These cards are gorgeous! I love the watercolor technique you used to create them and the simplicity of the designs.

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  77. Last, but not least! I so love the sketchy look of these cards! Also like that you didn't use them in a traditional holiday look so it shows how it could be use year round! Great ending to so much inspiration!!

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  78. Wow Libby your cards are awesome. I love them. Very inspiring. Tfs

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  79. Love your cards, such a clever idea to extend the backgrounds. The snow globe and skyline are awesome. Stunning kit

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  80. Love the view-through-the-snow-globe design! Such a clever idea! And I know what you mean about the kit - ordered mine almost immediately after it was released ^_^

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  81. What a great way to use the snowglobe!

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  82. Cute cards! Love the watercoloured, imprecise look!

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  83. The kit is amazing and your cards are awesome!!! <3

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  84. Wow, so unique and artistic! I love the dimensional snow globe and how you blended it into the scene.

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  85. Love the idea of capturing life in a snow globe!

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  86. cool ideas how to use snowglobes in a different way...love this kit

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  87. Wow love your water colored snow globes - the effects are gorgeous:)

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  88. Quite unique cards! Thank you for sharing them with us!

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  89. These are so cool, very creative and sun a unique design!!!

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  90. Oh Libby, I love how your cards turned out with this technique. So, so beautiful!

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  91. Your cards are gorgeous. What a fabulous technique. I'm so sorry this blog hop is coming to an end.

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  92. Such a fun use of the snow globe.

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  93. What a wonderful card. This months kit looks very exciting I can see why you said you loved it.

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  94. Beautiful, colorful, heartwarming cards. Thanks for sharing and stay blessed!

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  95. Amazing cards Libby. Love how you carried the scene over to the background from the globes. Very creative. That kit (and the adds-on) is awesome.

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  96. love the snow globe with the background

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  97. Beautiful cards. Love your coloring.

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  98. I love that little bunny, too, so cute! Gorgeous cards.

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  99. Your watercolor technique is gorgeous. I could stare into that globe all day. Very well done.

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  100. Love the snowglobe - gorgeous!!!

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  101. Love the snowglobe - gorgeous!!!

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  102. Beautiful watercolor! Very creative use of this awesome kit! Thanks for sharing!

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  103. The design of your cards is so cool! Love how you made a "city" and "country" version.

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  104. I love these. Your watercoloring is great.

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  105. Both of these are awesome. I love your creative use of the snow globe and love the watercoloring. :)

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  106. Your watercoloring is lovely. Thank you for sharing!

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  107. I love how you used water colors!
    It adds a beautiful softness to the card.
    What a wonderful collection and so many great ideas!
    Thank you for sharing your talents :)

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  108. Fun use of the snowglobe die. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  109. Love the way your watercolored backgrounds tie in with the snow globe! Can't wait to try this technique! 😊

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  110. Love the way your watercolored backgrounds tie in with the snow globe! Can't wait to try this technique! 😊

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  111. Very cleaver use of the snow globe to magnify the background. Thanks for sharing!

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  112. Love how your water colors turned out with this set. Beautiful cards.

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  113. Great snow globes and awesome new card kit!

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  114. Your water colored cards are stunning! Wow! And that gives us yet another medium for using these wonderful Hero Arts Kit stamps and dies. I am so impressed with the water colored cards you have shared here, and I truly appreciate the inspiration! ~Karen M.

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  115. your skyline in the snow globe is so different - love it. Thank you to Hero arts for the opportunity to win this awesome kit..

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  116. Love them both! I would like to see a video showing just how you got that look. I am kind of new to all this, and am not real sure what you did. It's a great look. Thanks.

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  117. Very cute cards, you have a unique look. Love this kit.

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  118. The watercolours look beautiful and love how the city sky line looks too

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  119. These projects are fantastic. This kit and its add-ons are quite attractive. Cheers!

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  120. I love how you made the scene continue into the snow Globe! The watercolor colors are lovely!

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  121. I really liked your take on the snow globe thanks for th ideas

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  122. Wonderful cards! I love the different looks/styles that you used for this!

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  123. Awesome ideas for the globe! Very pretty.

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  124. Pretty cards. I love the city scape one.

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  125. Great cards. I love how you thought of extending the snow globe scene onto the rest of the card. Very original! Thanks for sharing!

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  126. I love how you took the snow globe in a different direction!

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  127. I'm loving your use of watercolor on these cards! They both look just gorgeous!

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  128. I love the water colored cards!Amazingly talented ladies in this hop!I have so enjoyed all the creative avenues you have each shared!

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  129. I like the uniqueness of your awesome cards.

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  130. What an a great watercolouring Libby. Very well done.

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  131. This is a very clever way to use the new kit and add-ons! Thank you for sharing them with us!

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  132. oh my, what a cool way to use the globe. It magnifies the city or the trees.

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  133. AWESOME cards! I love your watercolor scenes! I'm so bummed that I was too late to order the Kit!

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  134. Love your cards, lovely water color technique, thanks for sharing and doing the hop.

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  135. I love the waterColor look of your cards!!

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  136. I love the use of watercolor in your cards. I want to try this with my October Hero Arts kit.

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  137. I love the bunny too! Actually, that is my favorite card.

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  138. Love your cards and this has been a wonderful hop. So many wonderful projects and products. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  139. Yup I definetly need a MISTI! Loved the watercolor!

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  140. Your watercolors are beautiful. I also loved the added sharpie details.

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  141. Love, love this watercolor idea! So beautiful!

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  142. Your cards are fantastic, beautiful watercoloring!

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  143. Great cards, I like that the scene is continued outside the snow globe.

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  144. Great job on the cards, Libby! You've created an amazing watercolor, real water look with a fabulous kit! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

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  145. Fabulous ideas on those cards! Love your watercoloring!

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  146. Great cards and watercolouring! I love the "magnifying" effect with the snowglobe!

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  147. Love the watercoloring...amazing card!

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  148. Gorgeous snow globes - love the possibilities with this kit - so tempted.

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  149. They saved the best for last!! Love your watercolored cards! Thanks for sharing!!

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  150. ❤️ Absolutely gorgeous!!! ❤️ They're beautiful!

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  151. Oh wow! They are so cool! And abstract to! You just gave me a whole set of new ideas!

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  152. Love this look. Can't wait for my kit to arrive and try this.

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  153. Your cards and this stamp set are amazing!!!!

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  154. Love the watercolor technique. You're use of layering combined with the watercolors = very unique looking card. Thank you for sharing how you created this card!!!

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  155. Your cards are wonderful. Loving the snowglobe.

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  156. I love your different uses of the snow globe.

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  157. Such amazing cards! Love them both!!

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  158. Hey Libby,
    Great watercolor cards...love your doodling!👏🏻

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  159. Wow, I just made the deadline! Whew! The cards you made are so pretty! I love all the sequins and the way you did the backgrounds on both cards. I would love to receive these cards in the mail and I hope I win the stamp set. I would love it!

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