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12.16.2013

Hero Arts 2014 Catalog Blog Hop (and a video!)

(for my Mama Elephant post, please scroll down!)


Oh my, I cannot believe it.  Pinch me!  I was asked to take part in the 2014 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop!  However, the coolness doesn't stop there- I actually contributed to the catalog as well!  :)  I feel so honored to be in there with the "greats."

Hopefully you arrived from the amazing Julie Ebersole's blog....I'll bet she just wowed you!  I'm going to share my video first, and if you don't have time to watch it you can scroll right on down to the cards.

(you can view the video in HD on YouTube)



The first card uses the new set called "Yay," which is probably my favorite of the bunch!  I can already tell that I'll be grabbing this set a lot as my go-to for congrats cards.  I started by watercoloring the background, then stamped the sentiments in grey.  I made sure to leave some room for the black "congrats."


Kind of impossible to see above- there is some Wink of Stella on the black strip!



The second card features a fully watercolored background, which I let dry and stamped the fun "Zebra Print" on top.  The sentiment ("Wild and Crazy") is heat embossed onto vellum, and 3D mounted to the front of the card:



I'm not sure which card I prefer! hehe.

***Giveaway***
Hero Arts will be giving away several prize packs, with winners randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by midnight PST on Sunday, December 22

Your next stop is the wonderful Stephanie Klauck.  Remember- if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to the Hero Arts Blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in the hop.












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My Utility Belt (tools I use often!)


435 comments:

  1. Fun cards! Love the colours you used and looked at your other Panda cards and the grey scale with red hearts is beautiful!

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  2. Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! Adore them, funky and cool and just brilliant!

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  3. Superb cards, the watercolouring with those stamps is just fabulous!

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  4. Love the water coloring- just gorgeous! The zebra stamp is AWESOME!

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  5. The zebra card is fantastic, and I'm just going to say here that I loved your cards for the M.E. hop too.

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  6. Such great cards you made today. Love that glitter pen I need one!

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  7. love the first one the most! TFS!!!

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  8. A perfect card, love your colors, love the words....thanks.

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  9. Love your cards--especially the first! Great job!

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  10. Congratulations Jennifer that is so exciting. Cool card

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  11. Congrats on having a card in the catalog! AWESOME! Love your cards today, especially the way you painted than did the zebra background over top! Great video, it's HD quality so clear!

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  12. The zebra print is just so sassy! Love it

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  13. Two fab cards Jennifer. Love that zebra background-very bold but you can use so many color combos too.

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  14. cool cards, perfect for the young hip folks like yourself!

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  15. Woohoo! Congrats on making to the Hero Arts Catalog, girl! Your video is excellent, Jen! I need to learn how to make better blob! I always love your water-coloring, this video is such a treat!

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  16. Congratulations on making the Hero Arts Catalog! Awesome cards!!!

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  17. Beautiful watercoloring, Jennifer. TFS!

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  18. I really like the first card! Great way to use multiple sentiments!

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  19. Another vellum card - thanks for the idea. I like the watercolor too!

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  20. thanks for the video, you're making me want to pull out my watercolors

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  21. I love your videos Jen!!! Your cards are so artistic and fun!! I especially like the zebra print!

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  22. How awesome to use watercolors! Beautiful

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  23. Love the cards especially because of the watercolor! Crazy for the zebra background, pretty varigation & the tilt.
    Thanks for sharing. Congrats that you are in the catalog. I like your style.

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  24. Wow! What fun cards! Love your use of sentiments on the first one!

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  25. Great cards!! Super fun and fabulous!!

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  26. Love both cards. The Yay stamp set looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. I love the watercolor background! How fun!

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  28. These are just fun cards, thanks for the inspiration.

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  29. Beautiful watercolor, may have to try this!!

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  30. This is a very cool card! I like the technique!

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  31. I love the water coloring - and thanks for the video.

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  32. What fantastic cards! Love how you did the water colouring. :-)

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  33. Love the water colour background with the grey stamping so lovely.

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  34. Thanks for the tutorial--I am still hesitant to try using watercolors, but your video explained everything so well!

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  35. Amazing cards, Jennifer! You are so incredibly creative!!!
    Thanks so much for the video, and for taking part in the hop!

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  36. I love the zebra card. Pink and black are such a great combination!

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  37. I love them both, but the first one knocks my socks off. TFS!

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  38. love your cards they are so cute and fun great job

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  39. Cool cards! Love the water color technique. Thanks for the video!

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  40. Great technique with the watercoloring, looks awesome!

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  41. Love these cool trendy and artsy designs!!

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  42. Like the watercolor techniques. Thanks so much for the video, especially for the how you got the look you did with your paints. Also, made me want the Yay set. I like all those different fonts.

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  43. Congrats on your project in the Hero Arts catalog! Really enjoyed these cards on your video. Thanks and Merry Christmas!

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  44. both cards are amazing, especially love the second of sentiment embossed on vellum.

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  45. I'm a huge watercolor fan--thanks for the ideas and great video--love your cards!

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  46. Beautiful cards!!! Love the video too:)

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  47. Oh, oh my!! Love both cards and both sentiment sets. Stunning watercoloring:)

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  48. Wow, the watercolour background on the first sample just blew me away xx

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  49. You make me want to dig my watercolors out and play. Thanks for sharing!

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  50. I love watercolors on cards! Your first one is my favorite!

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  51. Awesome bg! Love how you have it shining through! Beautiful water coloring!

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  52. Congrats on being in the catalog! You deserve it! :) Love your cards, water-coloring is so fun and your results are awesome.

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  53. I love watercolor on cards. Thanks for the video!

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  54. Love the water colors. Always looking for new inspiration.

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  55. Love the WC effect, so simple so effective!

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  56. Jennifer, what an excellent idea of using the stamps in the collection at the same time! Thanks for the video how to on the water color technique - wild about the wild card!

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  57. I love the addition of the watercolor!

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  58. Love both of those cards, I think I need some watercolors. That zebra background is definitely going on my wish list.

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  59. Lovely cards! Thanks for the video -- always love to see folks' process.

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  60. Your cards are stunning! I love the zebra print card...my FAV so far!!

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  61. Beautiful watercolour card! And that animal print is such fun!

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  62. The second card was truly wild!

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  63. Cute cards. Love the splash of color in the back ground.

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  64. Wonderful water color background. Thanks for showing how you did it.

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  65. I think my fav is the zebra! Who doesn't love zebras? Cute cards, TFS! BTW, no link to the stamp...I assume it isn't available yet?

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  66. Both cards are so beautiful, but since I love zebra´s, I thik I prefer that one...

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  67. Both cards are just fabulous, but I really like the first one!

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  68. The blob - LOL, this kind of technique is new for me. Thank you for the nice video tutorial!

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  69. Congrats on your work being in the catalog lovely designs!

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  70. Thanks for the video cause I'm a visual learner. Outstanding cards.

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  71. Very artsy, I love what you did with this card

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  72. HI sweetie utterly gorgeous so artistic and the second one with the pink looks awesome, gorgeous work hugs Pops x

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  73. Both you're cards are lovely. I just love the watercolor effect. Love the colors you used and the stamps. Thank you for sharing you're ideas with us.

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  74. Great cards! Thanks for sharing the video. ;-)

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  75. WOW your cardz are amazingly cool and funky you definitely are ever so clever and extremely creative. YOU ROCKED the new stamps and inks.

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  76. Love the water color effect!!!!good job on the cards!!

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  77. Two very fun cards -- I like the watercolor backgrounds.

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  78. love your style! lovely watercolors!
    thanks
    Holly

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  79. thanks for sharing your wonderful card ideas!!

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  80. Really cool water color painting. I just love it.

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  81. Beautiful cards and new stamps! ~God bless

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  82. How fun! I am loving these darling cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  83. I loooove your zebra card, so fun that the pattern can be seen through the vellum!

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  84. Loving all these new stamps; can't wait to see them all!

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  85. Jennifer, first off: Congrants!! so cool you're made it on the new catalog! second: Love your fun cards! & lastly: i hope to see more videos sharing your creativity, please?!?! Thank you!!

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  86. Congrats on being a part of the new HA catalog, Jennifer! And, thanks for you video; I love to use watercolor and your background techniques are so pretty. I will definitely be trying this soon.

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  87. Fabulous cards, love the watercolor background on the first one, so subtle

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  88. Wonderful cards, love the watercolor!

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  89. I just love your watercoloring. Very nice.

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  90. Hi Jennifer...love your cards and LOVE the watercolor technique...especially in your first card using the YAY stamp set! Gorgeous!

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  91. Love these cards and the new stamps.

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  92. Love the water colour effects!! Beautiful cards!

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  93. Loving the different style of all the ladies on this blog hop! Shows the versatility of the stamps! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  94. I really like the card with the watercolor technique.

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  95. Love the WILD birthday card -- can just see this in neon green!

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  96. These are great cards! Very fun.

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  97. Great technique. Looks like I will have to break out the water colors.

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  98. Cute cards - love those zebra stripes with the hot pink.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  99. Jennifer, I love the watercolor background technique in your video. Amazing card!

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  100. What great cards! I love the watercolor!

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  101. Congratulations. We enjoy your cards as much as you enjoy this moment :)

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  102. Love how you “blob” colors onto your paper. Looks great!

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  103. I love that background technique! Great cards.

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  104. Love your cards and the watercolor techniques you demonstrated on the video. I think that Yay! stamp set may have to go on my wish list. It is super! Thanks for all the tips and a great video!

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  105. These are both great fun Jennifer--and I don't blame you for not choosing a favorite! Great ideas to use some of the new Hero Arts designs!

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  106. Great cards Jennifer. I just love the fun YAY card- It is a happy one!

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  107. Love the wild background on the second card.

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  108. This is great. You just gave me a great idea for my children teachers! Love it!

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  109. I love watercolor on cards. Great job.

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  110. What fun and pretty cards! I love the water coloring on both!

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  111. Thanks so much for the video! I love learning this way and I really love both cards. they are so different.

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  112. Love, love, love the watercolor background!

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  113. Need to get my watercolors out again and have some fun. Thanks for the encouragement and the great cards.

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  114. Fantastic cards - I love watching your videos!

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  115. Thanks for the video! I love how adding the watercolor makes the backgrounds look!

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  116. I love how you watercolour just part of the card for the background. Stunning cards.

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  117. Artsy look with the water coloring. Unique & creative.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  118. The water color card is fantastic!! Love it!

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  119. Love your use of vellum! Great cards.

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  120. Very pretty water colour look on the first and fun zebra stripes on the last!

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  121. I agree, Jennifer. Those sentiments are fantastic. And I love all the watercolor. Great cards!

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  122. love the water color effect
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  123. See now I have to get my watercolors out. I can't tell you (but, of course, I will) how lovely I think your cards are. Just fab...lovin' that zebra print.

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  124. I love this technique, is amazing! thanks for sharing!

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  125. Love the idea of using the watercolour backgrounds. Thanks for the inspiration and the tutorial.

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  126. Both cards are just beautiful, but my total favorite is the vellum layered one!! So cool!

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  127. Pretty watercolor card! Love the fun zebra stripes.

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  128. Very cool cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  129. Wow...beautiful watercoloring. Thanks so much for sharing these gorgeous cards.

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  130. Amazing job on watercoloring! It is fabulous card!

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  131. Fabulous! I love how the zebra print shows behind the sentiment on vellum. Very cool!
    Melissa

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  132. Really fun cards - love the watercolored backgrounds! =)

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  133. Love your techniques on these cards. They are unique!

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  134. Cute fun cards love the water coloring technique cause you never know what you're gonna get TFS

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  135. Love the wild and crazy card. The background is striking with the black stripes.

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  136. Great cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  137. Gorgeous! LOVE the watercolor effect on the first one!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  138. Thanks for the water coloring tutorial. I'm definitely going to give it a try!

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  139. Really fun cards, thanks for sharing!!!!!

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  140. Thanks for the video! Very cool card. :-)

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  141. Great water coloring...Its so perfect for the sentiments on the card!

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  142. Cute cards Jennifer - Loving the watercolor effects using the new Hero Arts!

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  143. Love your design elements and colors, thank you for the inspirations!

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  144. Great cards -- love the your watercolor background!

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  145. Nice cards, I too like the stamps. Thank you!

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  146. These cards look like so much fun to make!

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  147. These cards look like so much fun to make!

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  148. Cool cards, love the multiple sentiments on one card.

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