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Monday, October 2, 2017

October My Monthly Hero - Release + Giveaway!

Note: I feel very weird about a happy release blog post on a day like today. But this was all planned weeks ago. My heart goes out to everyone impacted in Las Vegas, and my heart breaks for our nation as a whole.

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Today is launch day at Hero Arts! The October My Monthly Hero kit and add-ons are so much fun - they'll take you on an inky trip to the North Pole! I designed the projects for the landing page and slider over on the Hero Arts website, so I thought I'd share a closer look at them in my post today.


For this first card, I used the adorable little dog sled image and matching die from the kit. I also LOVE the background dies included in the kit for building scenes - a mountain range, a line of trees, and also a town (which I didn't use, yet!).

I did my coloring with Copic markers, and also added a little texture/interest to the background die cuts by blotting with some Copic Various Ink using a rag. The snowdrifts are easy to cut by hand.


There's a ton of cute little images in this large 6 x 8" stamp set, but one of my absolute favorites is this little gingerbread house that I used on the next card. Isn't it the cutest?


I stamped the house repeatedly on the background panel, and colored with my Copics. I didn't line them up perfectly, but I never care much about being perfect. But they are relatively easy to line up like this, using the slant of the roof to create a visual line as you're stamping. If that makes sense! I added some white dots with a gel pen. There's also a bit of glossy accents on the heart of the main die cut image, but it doesn't show in the photo.


For my final card, I combined more of the images with the Nesting Postage Stamps Infinity Dies. The red and white baker's twine from my stash goes well with the cute Christmas images.


It's a little difficult to see in the photos, but I stamped a bunch of the tiny snowflakes in the background using white Unicorn pigment ink.



These projects used only the stamps from the main kit, none of the fabulous add-ons, but I'll link all of the new products below. Here's a closer look at the entire kit:

And now, let's hop! Be sure to visit all of these blogs and leave comments - Hero Arts will be giving away one kit to a lucky commenter, selected from the comments left across all of the blogs in the hop. You have until Sunday, October 8 to get those comments in, and the winner will be announced at a later date on the Hero Arts blog.

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Nichol Spohr
Yana Smakula
Kelly Latevola
Lydia Fiedler
May Park
Wanda Guess
Amy Tsuruta
Ilina Crouse
Michelle Short
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Clare Prezzia
Libby Hickson (you are here!)

I'm the last stop on the hop - now head on over to the store and grab your kit before they are gone! The kits will begin shipping on October 6. Don't want to ever miss a kit? Subscribe!

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154 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your ideas! Beautiful background scene for that first card.

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  2. Your designs are sweet and always unique!

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  3. Great cards and ideas, especially love the sled dog card.

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  4. I love all of the card ideas. I like the fun images and your awesome colors and style.

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  5. love your cards. the coloring is gorgeous and the scenes are adorable.

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  6. Your card designs are fabulous, that gingerbread house is just too fun!!!

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  7. What unique designs for this fabulous kit. These cards are wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. I love your cards - they are so colorful and fun.

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  9. Your cards are really fun! What an awesome kit!

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  10. Wonderful cards! The sled dogs are adorable & I love the gingerbread house. Thanks for all the inspiring ideas!

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  11. I love your color choices. I'm all for untraditional cards.

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  12. Your cards are awesome. My favorite is the postage stamp one. So cute.

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  13. Cute cards! "Purple mountain majesty" comes to mind with the first one. The last one is my fav, tho. I work for the Post Office, so I love the "stamps".

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  14. Gorgeous cards, my favorite is the little gingerbread house card, love it. Your postage stamp card is a great idea. Thanks for making and sharing yuor cards.

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  15. Your cards are all so pretty! Love the colors!

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  16. I love your second card the best, but they are all so cute. :)

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  17. Super cute card designs. Love your 'gingerbread' type house card. So cute.

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  18. I really love your repeated gingerbread house... so so cute.

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  19. Love your cards but I must admit the gingerbread house is my favorite.

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  20. This kit blows me away with its creativity, and your creations make me want it even more.

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  21. I love them all, but I am particularly partial to your mountains! Beautiful!

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  22. it was your postage stamp looking card that first attracted me to the hop from the Hero Arts blog, but now I am also fascinated with what a great card came out from the repeated cottage images.

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  23. Beautiful cards. Difficult to choose a favorite.

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  24. All your cards are absolutely gorgeous, there's no way to choose one !

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  25. Your card that looked like postage stamps really stood out from all the other designs. Great job.

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  26. Wonderful cards! I especially like the gingerbread house background card. I seem to be drawn to doing that these days! Awesome HA kit! So much to play with! This was a great hop with so much talent! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  27. Beautiful cards. Lovin the background gingerbread house.

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  28. Great cards, the postage stamp card just blew me away!

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  29. Just love your cards--too,too cute! Thanks so much for sharing! (Peg)

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  30. Love the variety of cards you made from one set!

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  31. Great cards! Now I have great ideas for my kit!

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  32. I love the colors in the first card! The card with the Stamp border is very cute - I love that idea.

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  33. Love, Love, Love your cards! Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  34. Wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing...

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  35. Love what you did with the stamps set!!

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  36. Great cards, especially the focus on the mountains. So much creativity has been shown on this blog hop.

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  37. Lovely cards--I especially love the gingerbread house card!

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  38. Beautiful cards, my favorite is the gingerbread card. The colors are fabulous on it.

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  39. Love ALL you cards♡ great card with background stamp.

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  40. Your cards are so pretty! This is a great kit. Thank you so much!

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  41. Adorable winter-time cards! Love this new kit!

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  42. Oh Wow! The postage Stamp design is gorgeous!!

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  43. Great cards and ideas--thanks for sharing

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  44. Love all of your cards! The gingerbread house card is super adorable!

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  45. Love your mountains in the first card. Love the gingerbread house stamp also.

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  46. Great cards, thanks for sharing!

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  47. Awesome, you're so clever. very cute cards.

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  48. Love the postage stamp card. The one with the houses and vellum circle is lovely.

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  49. I LOVE the sweet little house card the best! Wow! Such great cards!!

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  50. What cute cards. This is an amazing kit because you can make so many scenes with it.

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  51. Your cards are wonderful. The scenic background is awesome. Thanks for sharing you ideas.

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  52. I love the scene building in the first card.

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  53. I love the card that looks like a huge stamp with 4 small postage stamp edges with stamping. I absolutely love these blog hops. You give us beautiful examples and inspiration on how to use the My Monthly Hero Kits. Thanks!

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  54. Libby, all of your cards are so.much.fun.

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  55. love these cards, I love this whole collection, thank you for sharing.

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  56. Love the gingerbread house card. Looks like it was fun to make.

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  57. Love your examples of this outstanding kit - thinking holiday cards soon

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  58. Wow, these cards are beautiful and so different! Love the postage stamps look, the all over gingerbread house design and the dog sled scene is super cute!

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  59. Libby, your cards are extraordinary! I love each one as much as the next one! I especially adore the little scenes on the postage stamps! :)

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  60. Both of your cards are so cute! Both cards look like they took a lot of work, but they are worth it!

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  61. Fabulous cards you created with this kit. My fave is the first one.

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  62. Wow, what fabulous cards you created. You really show the versatility of this wonderful kit. I can't wait until mine arrives so I can see what I come up with. TFS

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  63. The gingerbread house is so cute! Love the elf postage stamps!

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  64. Love your cards! That little house is my favorite stamp from this release!

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  65. Wonderful cards. I especially love the dog sled one. The trees and mountain range colors are lovely.

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  66. Great projects! I love the little gingerbread house card!

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  67. I love it all! The set is generous and the color combinations are awesome!!!!!

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  68. What great ideas, love the ones with the postage stamp die. Tfs💕

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  69. Great Iditarod Gift Card card! Love the colors you chose to create your cards. Beautiful and Well done!

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  70. I love the gingerbread houses! Your cards are definitely perfection. Very nice!! This kit is beyond awesome! So much versatility!! So sorry I missed out.:(

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  71. Really love your cards!!! Love the card you took the house and created a beautiful background and then used it as a focal point! That card is just so pretty!!! This kit and all the add-ons is amazing!!! So many beautiful images to build up scenes... just perfect for all holiday cards! Love the inspiration! Thank you for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Jo in Jersey

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  72. Wow! Beautiful Xmas kit!!!
    Love your stunning cards!!!

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  73. Great cards. I especially love the postage stamp card. It is just gorgeous. Loving this kit.

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  74. This is such an awesome kit for Christmas! I love the many possibilities within this kit. Your cards are beautifully
    designed and colored.

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  75. Love your creative cards! Great use of the stamps.

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  76. Adorable cards! What you all have done with this kit is so creative!

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  77. Your dog sled card is lovely, I think your trees and mountains are especially effective :). And the gingerbread house is so cute, if I had this set, I'd want to stamp it all over a card too ;P

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  78. Those e landscape dies are fantastic! Love the way you used them here

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  79. Fantastic cards! All so special and unique.

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  80. Wonderful Cards, love the landscape, dog sled and colors used. Thanks for sharing the great release.

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  81. wow your cards are stunning. Thanks for the chance of winning one of these sets which are all sold out!!!

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  82. Really nice compositions. I am definitely going to borrow some of your ideas for my own cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  83. Your cards are beautiful! This kit is so fabulous.

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  84. Great cards. I especially like the blues in the dog sled card.

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  85. That dog sled is just so cute! I love the mountains and tree line in that card. I have a grand-daughter who loves to make a gingerbread house each year-she would love your gingerbread house card. I have to take a deep breath after seeing all the super ideas on the blog hop. I'm waiting, not too patiently, for my kit at arrive--LOL!

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  86. Love the postage stamp look. Very cute cards.

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  87. Fabulous trio of cards, Libby!! Especially love your details on the mountains & trees on card 1 and the postage stamps on card 2!!

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  88. Thanks for all of the great examples! The gingerbread House makes a grand background especially in your colors! The quartet of stamps covers the Santa's place perfectly, but the standout for me was the dogsled with awesome mountains!

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  89. Your cards are amazing I cant wait to get my kit

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  90. Love all three of your card and they are adorable. Thank for sharing your take on this super release.

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  91. All of your cards are adorable. I like how you used the little house to create a background. I really love the postage stamps card. It inspired me to buy that die when I bought the kit, but the kit has sold out.

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  92. Great cards. I love this kit so many cute images in it.

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  93. Very cute cards! I love them all!

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  94. What a beautiful and contrasting set of cards! This kit makes it possible to create a beautiful scene no matter what your style is.

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  95. Love your mountains! This is a great kit for winter. Love it.

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  96. Adorable gingerbread house which I hadn't even noticed because there is SO much in the kit. Wow! So much...

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  97. Love your cards, love the colours you have used too. This kit is awesome and so many ideas come to mind when looking at it. Thank you for your inspiration.
    Diane B.

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  98. Great cards,great kit--can't wait to get mine! Thanks for sharing such great ideas!

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  99. First of all thanks for your words on all the ugliness. It is kind of a crazy world right now. Such great looking cards! I like that gingerbread house too and the way you used it.

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  100. Delightful cards! Love the snowy mountain tops and row of trees on your first card!

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  101. Great cards. Love this kit and new release

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  102. I really love your cards. Great card kit!

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  103. Great cards with wonderful images and dies.

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  104. Gorgeous Christmas cards using the new hero Arts kit!

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  105. Beautiful cards! Love the one that looks like postage stamps! All of them are lovely.

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  106. Fantastic cards.
    Your scene with the mountains
    if great. The little boxes
    with different features is a
    great idea.
    thanks for sharing.

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  107. These cards are lovely! The silver mountain tops compliment the colors in the first card and I love that postage stamp card! Your designs really show off the flexibility of this stamp set. Great!

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  108. Fabulous creations - thanks for sharing!

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  109. What a wonderfully made mountain scene! It truly looks like a picture from Colorado or somewhere out west. I love the colors you incorporated in the background to add interest to this snowy scene. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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  110. I love how you made a pattern with the little gingerbread house! Very cool. And of course the dogsled action is super cute.

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  111. I love the nesting postage stamp card! Great way to showcase multiple stamps.

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  112. Very cute ideas. I wouldn't think to use the house to create a pattern, but it looks great.

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  113. The first card looks like my winter scenes here in Alaska!

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  114. Such a wonderful kit and great cards! I love these!

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  115. Your colors on the Happy Holidays card are beautiful. Love that one.

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  116. I love how glittery the mountain peaks are!

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  117. Fantastic and festive cards, Libby. This card kit and the add-ons are just amazing!

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  118. Really enjoyed your cards -- nice colors!

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  119. Beautiful cards and great ideas. Thanks for sharing and thanks for a great monthly kit, HA!

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  120. Such a fun kit! Love the scene you created with it! 😍
    God bless!

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  121. Love Love Love.. Great fun cards and so creative. This kit looks like it's so much fun.

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  122. Your cards are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  123. I almost signed up for the kit last month so it would have started with this month......I so wish I had. I think this is my favorite one so far.

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  124. Love all your designs, especially the gingerbread house background! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  125. Particularly love your postage stamp design. I missed out on ordering this amazing kit, it sold out so quickly, which is no surprise. Thank you for sharing your great card designs. Loved all the ideas.

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  126. Love the cards you made. The background on the dog sled card is amazing.

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  127. I love all your cards, especially the postage stamp card - super cute! Cannot wait for the kit!!

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  128. This kit is amazing. Your postage stamp card is so cute and seasonal

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  129. Fabulous cards! I love the one with the gingerbread house.

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  130. All the cards are darling!! Those mountain s are awesome!!!

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  131. Awesome cards! I love that you used a non-traditional colour!

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  132. This kit is amazing! I'm sad i missed out, it would have been the perfect set coming up to Christmas.

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  133. Love your ideas. So beautiful! And, it is a week later and we are still shocked about Las Vegas. You shouldn't feel strange about posting when you did. There isn't really a good time.

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  134. I love the gingerbread house background. Lots of coloring for a great look! Thank you for sharing!

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  135. Those mountains are beautiful! Great cards! Thanks!

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  136. Awesome cards!! They are all so different and I love them all but that first one is my favourite!! I love what you did with those mountains and the trees!

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  137. I can't decide which card I like the best!!! But the northern exposure one, and the ginger bread house are fighting for first place!!! Lol... Sorry for the late comment, just barely under the wire, that's how life is with narcolepsy, you're going along, reading all the blogs on a hop, and falling in love with the beauty created by ALL OF THE INSANELY TALENTED WOMEN IN THIS HOP, and the next thing you know, you're wiping distress oxide faded blue jeans from your face, since you fell asleep on your ink pad... Not a pretty sight, maybe I'll be a smurf for Halloween!! Lol, please enter my name in the giveaway, and thank you for sharing these amazing cards... Oh, gingerbread house is definitely my favorite!!! Thank you!!!

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