Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Hero Arts Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hero Arts Hostess Hop, featuring fabulous stamps from the new 2016 release and winter catalog!


If you’ve been following along, you’ve just arrived from my talented friend, Cheiron's blog! Isn't she great?! Anyway, Hero Arts will be awarding a $25 Hero Arts shopping spree to the winner randomly chosen from all of the comments left on the blogs included on today's hop. A second bonus prize of Hero Arts product will go to one lucky winner who comments on today's Hero Arts post. Woohoo! Deadline for comments is Sunday October 30th by 11:59pm Pacific time. Also, if you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the end of this post and at the Hero Club Blog.

So let's move on to the cards, shall we? I typically make a few Halloween cards and when I saw the Hero Arts Witch Feet Stamp and Cut set, I knew I had to have it! I went a little crazy with the patterned paper on this card because it just seemed fitting for a whimsical Halloween card.  




Then I moved on to Christmas and holiday cards. I just love the layering stamp sets and the layering inks sets make it so easy to create pretty things.  :)  On the next 2 cards, I used the Cardinal stamp and die set for a traditional type of Christmas card. Don't you love the Snowflakes Bold Prints background stamp in soft granite ink? It's one of my favorite stamps.




For this cardinal card, I used a stencil with stencil brushes for the background. 



I then decided to "change it up" a bit and make a few non-traditional Christmas cards using the Flamingo stamp and die set. Who doesn't love a flamingo wearing a scarf? :)  These cards make me smile and I hope they make you smile too. 


I hope you're enjoying the hop today. Your next stop on the hop is the ever so fun, Anita! Below is also a list of all the bloggers for today's hop. Thanks for dropping by!
Donna Mikasa
Cheiron Brandon
Kathy Wade (that's me!)
Anita Recksiedler
Barb Engler
Kathy Racoosin
Lin Brandyberry
Linda Wetterlin
Sally Sherfield
Deborah Nolan
Cathy Andronicou
Hero Arts Blog

150 comments:

  1. Wow such a stunning array of designs. I have to say those scarves on the flamingoes do make me smile. They look so cute and the background with the first cardinal card is gorgeous!!

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  2. Love your cards! The flamingo card makes me giggle.

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  3. Super fun projects! The cardinal cards are so elegant..love the flamingos! Such a fun halloween card too!

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  4. Oh my word, Kathy, you have been busy having some fun! Your cards are ALL amazing! The first one is so cute, that would be perfect for my sister Wanda (YES Wanda! LOL)as her birthday is on Halloween! ♥ it!

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  5. What great cards! I too make Halloween cards so love this one. Flamingo? Who would have thought? I love it!! But I have to say the cardinal on the snowflakes background is my absolute favorite. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  6. I have family that lives in Florida, I love the flamingo holiday card!

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  7. Wow Kathy - you rocked the hop! Just love your colorful patterned Halloween card and all the bird cards, especially the flamingo ones!! So great hopping with you today!

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  8. Oh my goodness, Kathy, what a feast for the eyes! Gorgeous designs all around, but those flamingos! Fantastic work, my friend!

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  9. Enjoy the flamingos turned into holiday design!

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  10. Loving the whimsical Flamingo designs!

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  11. Fun cards especially that cute Flamingo.

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  12. Love the palm tree decked out as a Christmas tree

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  13. the cardinals look beautiful on both backgrounds

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  14. Very interesting. Cards for the seasons with a Florida splash!

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  15. What beautiful cards you created for us to enjoy! They are all just wonderful and won't the recipients be pleased! Thank you for sharing your creativity! kReN@afourthlife

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  16. i love that cardinal snowflake card! so elegant! and those pink christmas flamingos are so fun!

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  17. Wonderful cards and the ones with cardinals are my favorite !

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  18. Wow! Fun ideas. Thanks for sharing on this fun blog hop!!

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  19. The flamingo card is amazing. Great idea.

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  20. Love your ideas...what a fun way to use the flamingo!

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  21. Super cute. I love seeing all the ways you can use these stamps!

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  22. Love your cards today! Love the Halloween one!

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  23. Amazing cards....thank you for your creations!

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  24. Love the whimsical flamingos, too cute!

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  25. Fabulous cards! I have to say I am in love with the Flamingo and your holiday cards featuring him! He is so handsome and stands out in his tropical holiday! Love the witchy card and the beautiful cardinal too!

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  26. Awesome cards. I like the non traditional cards...the flamingos are so cute.

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  27. Quelle originalité avec un palmier de Noël et un flamant rose avec une écharpe

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  28. You've been busy! Love the layers on the Halloween card. And those flamingos crack me up. Great cards.

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  29. I love your collection of holiday cards so much! The cardinal cards are so beautiful and your flamingos make me smile!

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  30. Oh my goodness, I'll have to pull out my flamingo set to make a special card for my Florida peeps:) Love all of these cards. The cardinals rock, too!

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  31. Oh my goodness! What fun! I really love the cardinal with the blue/tree background, but your flamingos are amazing too! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. very pretty cards! love the cardinal!

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  33. Love the snowflake background on the cardinal card. That card is my favorite

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  34. Way to rock this blog hop, Kathy!! You provide a huge dose of inspiration with all of your fabulous designs! So happy that you are part of the blog hop! Yay! I really love the cardinal with the snow/tree background.

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  35. Wonderful array of beautiful, fun, and super cool cards!!

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  36. I just love these cards! Especially the flamingo in the Christmas cards! I never would have thought of that, but now my creative juices are flowing!

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  37. Love the flamingo with the palm tree!

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  38. All of your cards are fantastic! Love the flamingos!

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  39. Fun cards with the flamingo and pretty birds!

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  40. Beautiful and fun cards...all of them! It's easy to see why you were a Hero Hostess. I'm sure that HA loves these as much as we do!

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  41. Cute cards and
    I love the red
    bird ones.
    Carla from Utah

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  42. Love the way you changed up the cards. The cardinal is my favorite

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  43. Your Halloween card is so much fun, love the colors. The Cardinal cards are beautiful those snowflakes are a gorgeous background and I love your perfect colors for the birds. Flamingos with scarves will make anyone smile. I've never seen a candy cane tree before, but too cute!

    So glad to have been part of this hop with you.

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  44. Absolutely love your cards! The flamingo is so darn cute! Would be perfect to send from warm Florida during the holidays!

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  45. Love the flamingo cards. I'm from California, so the warm wishes sentiment seems a good fit. Also love the witching card. TFS.

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  46. Oh my gosh-the flamingos and palm trees!! Way too funny and a great take on the holidays. Cardinals are so classic and beautifully done.

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  47. I really love that subtle snowflake background with the red cardinal in front of it!

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  48. Love your super fun Halloween card, one of my favorite Halloween sets! Your Christmas cards are gorgeous, love the cardinal and the fun flamingo ones. The snowflake background is one of my faves too.

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  49. Gorgeous cards. I love all of the layering stamps. tfs

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  50. Your cardinal cards are just lovely and the flamingo cards are so fun and happy. Love the striped palm tree trunk.

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  51. Your Halloween card is so cute - love those boots! Living in So. Florida, I can appreciate pink flamingoes at Christmas. But the Cardinal - my favorite. I look for them every winter ... they are pretty scarce this far south, but we do get a handful in my backyard every year.

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  52. Great projects! They do make me smile!

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  53. Love love love! I adore the Halloween card (I need that stamp set!) and the tropical Christmas cards are so cute - candy cane palm tree?? Brilliant!!

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  54. The cardinal is beautiful, but I love, love, love the flamingo!!

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  55. Love your cards. Wonderful ideas.

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  56. Your cards are sooo cute! Loving the cardinals! :)

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  57. I like the cardinal with the snowflakes in the background

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  58. Love all of your cards. Such a creative mix! Who could resist smiling at those flamingos?

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  59. Wonderful array of cards. Especially like the cardinal with the snowflakes.

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  60. Beautiful cards love the Christmas flamingos will have to try that!

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  61. Wow! You sure had fun creating these cards, Kathy - I can tell! Cute, fun, beautiful - you can do it all! Well done, my friend! So happy to be hopping with you today! ♥

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  62. Awesome cards. Love the candy cane palm tree and the snowflake background. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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  63. Oh wow Kathy, what a fantastic array of cards! I can see you were so inspired by the new products from the release! I couldn't pick a favourite, they are all amazing!! It's been so much fun hopping with you again :)

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  64. There I was admiring the stunning backgrounds behind your gorgeous layered cardinal and BAM! A flamingo! I love it! I think my friends might think I had lost the plot if I sent flamingos from Canada, but I adore your flamingo's in scarves!

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  65. Love all your cards--the witchy shoes and cool birds made me smile!

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  66. Love theses cards - so stylish and inspiring:)

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  67. Hah your flamingo made me laugh out loud, love it!

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  68. Yourcards are so beautiful!Thank-you for sharing and inspiring all of us!!

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  69. Amazing cards, Kathy! I'm so happy to see a Halloween card on this hop and you really rocked the scarves on the flamingos. LOL! It’s been so fun hopping with all my hostess sisters again!

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  70. Awesome christmas cards!! Love the flamingo!!!

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  71. Awesome cards, Kathy! Love them all, especially those flamingos with scarves! So cute!

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  72. Your cards for two of my favourite occasions have me smiling! The witch's feet are such fun; the flamingos sporting scarves, wonderfully charming!
    ~carol

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  73. The coloring of the cardinal and
    the flamingo are excellent.
    Witching you a happy halloween.
    thanks for sharing.

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  74. Wonderful creations. Especially like the Cardinal.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  75. Wow! Each and every card is a beauty!

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  76. Wonderful projects. Love the witches socks

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  77. what wonderful cards Kathy - love the pink flamingos!

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  78. Love all the cards...too much patterned paper on the Halloween card? NEVER!

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  79. Just adore the flamingo Christmas cards!

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  80. Awhhhh, the X-mas flamingo is brilliant. Grand cards!

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  81. Wow, Kathy! Your cards are awesome! I especially love the tropical Flamingo Christmas cards, so fun! I love it when the hosti share their creative talents, so happy hopping with you!

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  82. Fun cards! I love the layered Cardinal and Flamingo sets!

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  83. Such fun cards, Kathy! I think my favourite is the flamingo with his festive palm tree - really fabulous!

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  84. Great variety of cards and designs. Thanks for sharing.

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  85. love the colors in the first card, the cardinals are beautiful, then I scrolled down and laughed out loud. (still smiling!) Thank you.

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  86. Your flamingo cards are adorable especially for a Christmas theme!

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  87. I love the Christmas card but the cardinal's are my faves and the one background with the snowflakes is awesome.

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  88. Awesome Halloween and Christmas cards! Love the beautiful cardinals!

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  89. Beautiful cards. Love your card designs!

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  90. Cute cards for the holidays. Love the layering stamps to make my cards special.

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  91. Oh, wow, Kathy!! Love your array of designs!! Super fun, colorful, and festive!! My list of wants keeps getting longer! So happy to be hopping with you again this year!!

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  92. Great ideas thank you for sharing

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  93. Oh, those flamingo cards. Love them.

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  94. These are all amazing! Especially love the flamingos!

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  95. Amazing cards, love the Halloween card!

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  96. Happy cards, as always, Kathy!!! I love the flamingo cards, especially the last one with the candy-cane like palm tree.

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  97. What a great range of styles, though my favorite is the snowflake one. I'll definitely want to get that stamp this year!

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  98. Wow, what a beautiful gallery of cards! You really went all out, Kathy. Love the cardinals the best!

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  99. What an amazing collection of cards!

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  100. Amazing cards Kathy...Love them ALL xoxoxoxo

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  101. Wow,what a wonderful collection of cards! There's something here for everyone! I love the bright colors on the Halloween card!

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  102. Great cards. I especially love the Halloween one.

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  103. Beautiful fun cards, Kathy! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful holiday season!!

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  104. I adore that Cardinal stamp set! Perfection!

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  105. All of your cards are so cute and fun. Especially love the witchy colors on your Halloween card.

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  106. Love the stenciled trees background on the bird card.

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  107. Beautiful cards!! Love the cardinals and the flamingoes!! The background in each card is lovely in its own way!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  108. These cards are great! I love the Halloween with the witch's feet. I am going to purchase the cardinal stamp (I didn't even know they offers that) for a friend and your flamingo cards are fantastic!!!

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  109. Wow, what a beautiful assortment of cards! I've got to get that cardinal!

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  110. love these cards especially the flamingos since I live in Florida

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  111. Wow Kathy so creative! You have a little bit of everything.. Halloween and Christmas along with whimsical, fun and pretty bird cards.

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  112. Wonderful job on ALL of these cards, great layouts, colors, etc. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

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  113. Gorgeous colors in your cards! That flamingo is amazing!

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  114. Nice job on all the cards. I love the cardinal cards and was wondering if the trees behind on the one is a stencil or what. I have been looking for something on that order.

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  115. All your cards are so much fun - thanks so much!

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  116. I especially like the cardinal cards.

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  117. I love the snowflake background for the red cardinal!

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  118. The cards look great. My favorite is the one with the Cardinal and the blue stenciled background. It looks fabulous. Well done/

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  119. Love the cardinals - makes me think of my mother, her favorite bird.

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  120. Kathy, you have a wonderful set of cards. Your flamingo cards DO make me smile! What fun you must've had making cards for this blog hop.
    Thanks for sharing your talent.
    Cheryl

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  121. Great cards! Love the non-traditional flamingo cards.

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  122. Great mixture of designs on your cards! Each and every one is awesome in its own way!

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  123. Super fun and creative cards! Love each of them!

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  124. Love the cardinal and the flamingo! Both are so cute and you made such pretty cards with them.

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  125. Wonderful cards! I am loving all those layering stamps, especially the cardinal!

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  126. Awesome cards. Love the quirky flamingo Christmas

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  127. Such fun cards! Love the cardinal!

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  128. wow, what a great group of cards!

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  129. Wow, what a great array of cards, so talented!

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  130. Ok these are just awesome! Love the scarf on the flamingo!

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  131. I love the variety of cards you made! Your flamingos cards are awesome! What a great idea! I am going to try and replicate your cardinal cards! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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  132. Your flamingo cards are so fun and I love the snow flake background with your cardinal.

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  133. I love all your cards, especially the witch feet and cardinal, but that flamingo just grabbed my heart!

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  134. Kathy, I love your cards! The Halloween card is so elegant. I love the background papers you used and the stamps. The cardinal cards are beautifully colored and I especially love the one with the snowy background. The flamingo cards are great! They give a whole new meaning to "warm holidays." Thank you for sharing.

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  135. I love your collection of cards - so fun & festive!

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