Monday, January 14, 2013

Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop




Welcome to the Hero Arts Hostess Hop, featuring fabulous stamps from the new 2013 release!!

If you’ve been following along, you’ve just arrived from the ever so talented Jenn Biederman's blog!
 

Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments. For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on ANY day, including each day’s starting post at the Hero Club Blog. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning!
 

If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Club Blog. Also, please report broken links to Tami.
 

For my first card, I used the new Number Pattern cling background stamp and several colors from the mid-tone shadow inks on white cardstock. The greeting is from the new It's Your Day clear stamp set and the flower is from the Bold Pops Designs die and stamp set.


Supplies: 
Number Pattern stamp
Mid-tone Inks
Bold Pop Designs
It's Your Day
Hero Hues Blush Pearls and Gems
Fact Basic Grey Paper

I then created another card, but this time, I heat embossed the new Number Pattern background in white and used different distress inks to give it color (Brushed Corduroy, Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint).  I also used one of the Stamp and Cut sets with a mid-tone ink for the greeting and finished it off with a flower and HA gems.



Supplies: 
Number Pattern stamp
Distress Inks
Hero Hues Sea Mixed Accents Pearls and Gems


On the next card, I used the Love Jar clear stamp set. I LOVE the Love Jar! :)  I stamped it and shaded it with Copic markers and then stamped all the hearts using the Bubble Gum and Red Royal mid-tone inks. I decided to use the flower from the Bold Pop Designs set because it's one of my favorites.




After I cut out the jar, I went ahead and stamped the jar again (using StazOn ink) on the clear packaging from the stamp set. I then adhered the clear jar over the regular cardstock stamped jar to give it dimension and to make it look more like glass. The photo below shows this a little better.



Supplies:
Love Jar

Bold Pop Designs 
Mid-tone Inks
Distress Markers 
My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy paper

Thanks so much for hopping with us today!  Your next stop on the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop is the amazing Donna Mikasa.

385 comments:

  1. Fantastic cards, Kathy! I love how you inked up the Number Pattern with the different colors - such a pretty effect! And your jar full of hearts is gorgeous! :)

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  2. Such great cards, Kathy! I especially love how you used the numbers pattern for the distressed background and that adorable jar (mine is on order - yay!). Such a fun spot on the hop - thanks!

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  3. I have to try your jar card ideas! so cute.

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  4. I loved seeing the numbers background in different colors; can be used for such a variety of occasions depending on colors chosen!! Your Love Jar is adorable!!!

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  5. Such pretty cards. Love how you got such different cards with the same background stamp.

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  6. Wonderful cards, thank you for sharing. Onepinkdaisy

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  7. BEAUTIFUL work, my friend!! I love all the background that you created for the 1st and 2nd card! That Love Jar creation is the sweetest! You rock this blog hop, Kathy!!!

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  8. Wonderful cards! I love how you stamped & shaded the jar, & then added another clear stamped image over the original! Terrific idea! Love each of your cards!

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  9. LOVE your Sweet Cards Kathy...just Perfect and Fun!!

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  10. A pretty set of cards; the number background is delightful! Thank you for sharing.

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  11. great cards. like the way you took the one image and did it in two different color schemes.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love the way you did the background stamp for the thank you card, too cute!

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  13. Great cards using the number background and I like the jar of hearts.

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  14. very fun! nice eye for color combinations.
    Sandra ltb

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  15. Love your cards. I love the color combinations. I loved how you stamped the jar on the clear packaging and placed it over the jar stamped on cardstock, very cool.

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  16. I adore this jar and love the way you added the packaging over top. Looks great!!

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  17. Really enjoyed all your cards! Thanks for sharing them!

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  18. Love your cards, Kathy! That jar of hearts is just too sweet! Thanks for sharing your creations with us!

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  19. What fun cards, really love the number card you used the Distress inks on, nice combination of colors!!

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  20. More stunning cards. You ladies are just awesome, and I really love all your cards so much, so I+m afraid it´ll be a tuff one to go for all the stamps I want here he he he. What a great idea to use the clear wrapping to make the jar look like glass, and it looks awesome, but they all do, so I can´t pick a favorit here, they´re all sooo cool in different ways.

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  21. That number pattern stamp looks very versatile, I love how you colored it!

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  22. beautiful cards! the second one is my fav!!

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  23. I fell in love with the numbers background when I first saw it and I really like the cards you made using it. You sparked some ideas for me.

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  24. Beautiful cards I really like the effect on the second one!

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  25. Great idea to reuse the packaging for the 2nd card.

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  26. Love the number backgrounds! Very fun cards and the mason jar card is so pretty!-L. Berry

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  27. A great use of color on all your cards.

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  28. Gorgeous cards, I love the Love Jar too :)

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  29. Kathy, I love your use of color! Everything is beautiful. I really love the look of those hearts bunched up in the jar, and the soft rainbow effect of the first one.

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  30. The jar full of hearts is so cute and such a sweet idea. Nice job on all.

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  31. These are great! I love seeing a couple examples using one stamp.

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  32. I'm quite taken with your JAR fo HEARTS!

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  33. Your colors on the second cards are just so bautiful, Kathy!

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  34. All your cards are adorable. Love the colors you used. So bright and cheery

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  35. Fun cards, Kathy! Beautifully bright and cheery!

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  36. Love how you used the number background.

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  37. Beautiful card! The love jar is my favorite, it's GORGEOUS!

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  38. fun, I love all your techniques, especially making the jar look like glass, so fun! Great cards!

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  39. Beautiful cards! Love the jar with hearts!!!

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  40. Thanks for sharing the idea of adding packaging to add dimension and shine. Cards are very cute!

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  41. Love the 2 looks to the number background! So fun! And the jar of love is fantastic!

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  42. love your cards, esp the numbers background - love those colours

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  43. Those inked bg's are great, and the hearts jar...adorable. Love all 3.

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  44. Super fun number background!!! I absolutely adore the jar card!!!!!!!

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  45. Love the two completely different looks for the numbers background and finish idea for the jar :-) Great cards!

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  46. Hearts in a jar..I am soooo loving this! Thank you!

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  47. Absolutely love your cards today Kathy! I love what you've done with the love jar! And love your inking on the others! :>

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  48. Beautiful cards, love the idea on the jar stamp, gives a great finish with the acetate!!!

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  49. It's great how you used the same background stamp for two totally different looks!

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  50. Great cards! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration. ;-)

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  51. Me encanto como te quedo el frascose ve muy real!! felicidades!! y saludos desde Guadalajara, Jalisco

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  52. Awesome cards!! I love the rainbow in the first card!!

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  53. Wonderful cards! That jar card is really special!

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  54. Fabulous cards! I love what you've done with the number background and that love jar is just too adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  55. Love how the jar look and the number stamp background.

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  56. That Numbers Background stamp is quite a beauty! There are so many possibilities with all the distress inks/stains! And that jar is simply too cute!

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  57. Cute cards. I especially love the card with the jar and the hearts inside. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  58. Awesome cards....and you are "wading in creativity"! (love your blog banner) I love the different treatments for the number's background and the cute, cute jar card!

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  59. I love how a simple color change on the number stamp changes the entire look of the card and easily can be used for boy and girl. I love the jar stamp to, that is another fav of mine! Great work :)

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  60. Beautiful cards! You did a super job with that number pattern background. Clever!

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  61. Beautiful cards. Love that fun jar.

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  62. Such a gorgeous set of cards. Beautifull.

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  63. What a great idea to use the packaging to make the glass jar look like glass! Wow! I would never have thought of that. Thanks for sharing that idea!!

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  64. Love the colors....."thinking of you" is very special!!!!

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  65. I love how you played with the number background and your Love Jar card is so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creations with us!

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  66. Just loved how you distressed the numbers background and especially love the jar process. Just got my jar stamp and looking for ways to play. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. That numbers pattern is on my wish list!! Love how you've inked it and made two completely different looks. Very clever use of the packaging on the jar too. Love that image filled with hearts!!

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  68. In recent past, I've seen glass jar images but have dragged my feet in purchasing one. Your use of this image pushed me over the edge! Got to get this one.

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  69. great colors on the numbers backgrounds and love love love! how you double stamped the jar AND re-purposed packaging!! yay :)
    thank you....stephV

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  70. FABULOUS cards! They all totally rock! Thanks for sharing your fantastic talent!

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  71. Great cards. I love the color combination on the 2nd card with the number background embossed. That looks really sharp. The jar is really cute. Great recycling too by using the packaging to create the jar overlay. Thanks for sharing.

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  72. Love your cards, especially the one with the embossed numbers and distress ink.
    Christina Prahl

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  73. I like all of your cards, I think I like the second number one the best! I love how you cut the jar from acetate to make it look like glass and this is the second time I have seen this done recently.

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  74. Fun cards and so springy colors. Great job

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  75. I love the card with the number pattern stamp. The embossing is so pretty on that stamp!

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  76. Great cards, thanks for the inspiration!
    I loved the "glass" idea!

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  77. Great cards with the number pattern stamp! Love the mason jar too - so adorable!

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  78. The mason jar of hearts is so sweet, it would be perfect for a Valentine's Day card and the number background is so versatile, great for masculine and feminine cards.

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  79. Love all of your cards Kathy, the jar card is really clever using the stamp packaging!!

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  80. great cards...love how you made the jar on the last card and the number background looks wonderful.

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  81. Oh, I just love the numbers background stamp. I think it will add so much to my birthday cards. The mason jar has endless possibilities. thanks for sharing.

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  82. Love the white embossing with distress inks. That is a technique I may need to try!

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  83. Great job!!! loven all this new stamps!!

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  84. I love the Love Jar too! Neat idea using a duplicate jar on clear plastic to lend the look of glass. It worked!

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  85. I really like how you used the numbers stamp. Great cards!

    Dorothy C.

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  86. Hi Kathy....Very excited that you are back this year as a Hero Hostess. I really love what you did with the numbers background stamp. It's not one I thought I would use, but once I saw what you did, it gave me new ideas! Thank you!!

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  87. Love the feminine/masculine cards with the same stamp!

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  88. Love the jar card. Using the package is an amazing idea.

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  89. Oooh the second card is beautiful and I love the mason jar card - so cute!

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  90. Woohoo! Right after I left, I went to the store and was SO happy and excited to find this stamp on SALE!! Yippee!!

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  91. Fantastic cards! I love background stamps and you used teh number stamp in such a fabulous way. I love jars too so all your cards are a big hit with me. donna

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  92. Kathy, your cards are all wonderful! I really LOVE that mason jar of flowers and hearts...especially with the clear packaging on top! Thanks for keeping this hop SO inspirational! It's been great fun today!

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  93. WOW sistah, these cards ROCK!! I HEART how you used the background stamp (it's awesome, huh?) and that jar is so stinkin' cute!

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  94. What a fun way to add the glass look to your card. I love the sweet pink flower and little pink hearts on in your jar. Very romantic!

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  95. So colorful and fun. That jar is so versatile!

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  96. Love the shiny jar of hearts card!

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  97. beautiful cards! love the colors on each one... so cheerful! :D

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  98. I liked both techniques with the number stamp. The heart jar is luscious.Using the packaging for "glass" was neat.I've used vellum for "glass" too.Thanks

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  99. Love what you created Kathy - so fun.

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  100. Oh Kathy, your cards are wonderful! Love them all!

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  101. Fabulous cards! I love the jar full of hearts! Awesome job.

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  102. Great idea on the number background
    I'll scraplift that. The jar card
    is lots of fun!
    Carla from Utah

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  103. I love your jar of hearts. Can't wait to use the jar for all seasons - with a snowman, lightning bugs, flowers, etc.

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  104. Very pretty cards! The jar card is so cute, and I really like the colors you chose! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  105. Love the effects you got with the number stamp, and how cute is that jar of hearts?

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  106. Yep, that jar of hearts is so special; love how you used it! And that number background is a must-have; love your he and she versions using it! Well done, Sista!

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  107. I agree with you. I LOVE the Love Jar! Your card is so cute and the colors are perfect. Wow!

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  108. Lovely cards! The number stamp looks so versatile and that jar full of hearts is just great!

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  109. Lovin' the Love Jar. Thanks for all your inspiration and I will have to take a look around your blog -- it is my first visit and I like what I see.

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  110. I have the numbers, now I'm inspired to put them to work. Love your color sense. The used of clear packaging material for the jar is so clever. Kudos.

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  111. Love the distressed inks background...a new embossing folder for me to look for! Your cards are all wonderful!

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  112. Kathy, all of your cards are so wonderful and sweet. I love the colors and that jar!

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  113. The love jar is so adorable! And the number background should have many uses.

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  114. So many wonderful cards. Thanks, ladies.

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  115. Wonderful cards... the backgrounds are so pretty and I love the jar with the hearts in it. Sooo cute!

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  116. I love the stamped acetate idea to make it look more like glass.

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  117. You have a great sense for combining colors successfully. I enjoyed all your cards.

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  118. I must have that number bg! Your cards with it are excellent! I also love the LOVE jar! Amazing!

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  119. Really love your cards, the colors are amazing and I love what you did with the number background. Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

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  120. The number background stamp is on my wish list!

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  121. Thank you for so much inspiration. Wonderful cards and use of stamps!

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  122. Your cards are so beautiful !The one with the jar is my favorite !

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  123. The number background is on my wishlist! I like the love jar!

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  124. I'm absolutely falling in love with your love jar card!

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  125. What a great job you did with the love jar. I never would have thought of putting the clear packaging over the jar to resemble glass.

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  126. Pretty cards; I love how you used the numbers background stamp!

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  127. Great cards! My favorite is the embossed numbers.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  128. I love the simplicity of the numbered birthday cards! I might do a shadow box or just pop the birthday number. ;)

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  129. love the cards. those background stamps are really neat.

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  130. three gorgeous cards, I can't decide which is my fave! Ger x

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  131. Love how you embellish background stamps. Will check regularly for more card inspiration! Thanks!

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  132. my fave is the love jar card but all of the were wonderful!

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  133. Love the numbers background stamp. Perfect for many occasions.

    Debbie S

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  134. Love your thinking of you card with the hearts. Great idea for
    Valentine's Day.

    Sherry in MI

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  135. I love all 3 cards, but I especially love how different the two number background cards look! Thanks for sharing!

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  136. Your jar is great, with the clear plastic over it. Thank you for showing me that the numbers background is not to fussy. Those cards are great.

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  137. Wonderful cards! Especially the heartjar! Wow!

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  138. The white embossed number background is absolutely gorgeous! I'm going to have to steal that idea. :)

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  139. Love all of your cards, especially how you did the jar!

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  140. You are very artistic. Now my mind is filled with color and ideas.
    Thank you!

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  141. The white embossed numbers card would be a great guy card!! Your jar of love is too cute. Thanks for some fun inspiration
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  142. What fun cards and a fun blog hop!

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  143. that jar of hearts is darling!

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  144. I like all three cards and the use of different techniques for each one!

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  145. the acetate over the love jar really makes it look like a glass jar!
    lolvely!
    thanks
    Holly

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  146. Great cards! Yummy color combos!
    DeniseB

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  147. Wonderful cards! I love the numbers background. The jar card is so cute!

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  148. Just love what you did with the numbers bg, Kathy, and what a darling Love Jar!! The bold flower adds the perfect touch! Please exclude me from any prizes - I'm just here to enjoy. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  149. Very fun cards. I love that numbers background - thanks for giving us some geat ideas. Your jar card is adorable - very pretty coloring. Thanks!

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  150. Hi Kathy! I love what you've done with the numbers background...so fun! The card with the love jar is beautiful and love the added clear acetate to make it shine! :) Love hopping with you!

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  151. Love how you used the Love jar image, especially the technique to make it look more like real glass.

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  152. These cards are so cute! Thanks for sharing the great ideas. I especially liked the use of the Number Pattern background stamp and the canning jar looked so real with the hearts inside. :-)

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  153. Great cards! Cannot wait to get the jar stamp set! Thanks!

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  154. Beautiful works,Kathy! I love the cards with number background!
    and the jar card is so cute too!

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  155. Pink, pink, pink, I love pink. Great cards, and good ideas for me to take a run with.

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  156. Love the colors on the number cards, and the packaging over the canning jar is "over the top". Very clever!

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  157. love the cards, especially the multi-tone backgrounds. thanks for sharing and the chance to win of the hop.

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  158. Oh my goodness! I LOVE the background stamp!!! Lovely!

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  159. I love this number background stamp and love the colors you used
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  160. I love all three cards but I have to say my fav is the second. I love the white embossed numbers along with the Distressed colored background, not to mention the die cut edge. It came together so nicely. Thank you for sharing with us and for the inspiration.

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  161. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. I especially like the fact that you stamped the jar on the plastic. Very nice technique.

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  162. I love your jar full of hearts very stunning

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  163. Great cards! I love the jar with hearts!

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  164. Really pretty cards. I especially like the way you did the colors on the first card. Thanks for sharing.

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  165. Love these designs. I have to have the number background, so many possiblilities.

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  166. Kathy your on a roll girl. Wow,. Love all the designs and each one so different in style and design, but that second one with the embossed numbers is my favorate. I think that it has more to do with the colour palette more than anything. Lol. Love what you have created here. Thanks for sharing.

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  167. Really enjoyed your second card with the distressing inks!

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  168. AMAZING! I have been looking at this jar stamp and you just sold me on it - love the clear packaging over the original jar!

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  169. First time I have seen a card with the mason jar image. L.O.V.E. IT!!!

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  170. Very fun cards. I especially LOVE the jar stamp and those hearts inside. TFS

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  171. I really like the numbers background! The colors are so fresh and very appealing...

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  172. Great cards. The second one is my favourite and I might give that colour combo a go myself.

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  173. Fun cards! My favorite is the second one--love the colors and the punched top.

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  174. Beautiful cards. Love the different looks with number background and your jar is just stunning. I love the effect you got with your technique! :)

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  175. Beautiful cards! The number background stamp is going straight to my wish list!

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  176. Love how you created a glass jar with the cello packaging! Cards are so cleverly creative!

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  177. So elegant and pretty these are. Love the owl card and of Christmas as well as the rest of your cards. Thanks for showing them to us.
    hugs
    Donna

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  179. Love the color palette you used with the numbers. It made the numbers really pop nicely!

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  180. love how you made the Love jar! your work is beautiful!

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  181. These cards are so sweet! Loving your use of the numbers background, and the jar card! TFS!

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  182. Thanks for all the great ideas.The little touches make a card!

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  183. Wonderful cards -- I particularly like your use of the Number background image on the first two.

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  184. I love the heart jar. so sweet and cute!!!!!

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  185. WOW, love your cards, this has been such a fun hop. I will be playing with your techniques very soon.

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  186. Fabulous cards! Love the colors you've used on all of the cards. The love jar card is so creative!

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  187. Great cards! I wasn't sure if I liked the numbers stamp, but I love your samples.

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  188. Great cards, I too Love the Love Jar and your number background cards are so colorful, just perfect :)

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  189. Way Cute Cards!! I really love the clear over the jar to make it look like glass, what an awesome idea.

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  190. I can totally see me using that number background on some mixed media projects too!

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