Friday, December 14, 2012

2013 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop


Hi guys!  I'm so excited today because I get to be a part of the Hero Arts 2013 Catalog Blog Hop!  The 2013 Hero Arts Catalog makes its debut appearance today and to celebrate, we're hopping with the new goodies!  There's all kinds of festivities planned online and in stores, so check out the Hero Arts website for details! 

Now on to the good stuff, the stamps!  For my first card, I used the new set Clear Hexagons.  Such a fun mix of solid, patterned, and sentiment hexagons!  I chose a "bubbly" hexagon and heat embossed it in white onto vellum.  To color each hexagon, I masked off the edges and blended the *backs* of the each hexagon (the non-embossed side) with different color inks.  By blending the inks on the back side, the embossing stays nice and crisp.  I used a little clear foam (Kooltak, if you're wondering:) to attach each hexagon to my card base and finished it off with a great sentiment from the Many Birthday Messages set.  




My next card uses the new Tape Your Message set!  And when they say tape, I mean washi, of course!  This set includes a variety of washi tape stamps but I chose to work with the little tag stamp in the set.    


This little card is hiding a colorful secret!  It's a magic slider!  Just pull on the tab, and here comes the color!  This card just makes me happy, happy, happy!  I love the neon pink next to the mint green with just a little bit of sunny yellow.  {BTW, the fabulous flair is from the equally fabulous Bossy Joscie} The card base is stamped in Hero Arts Neon Pink with the Looped Flower stamp (love that this stamp will cover a card in one press:) 


If you're looking to try this technique on your own (and you SHOULD!), check out the fabulous Amy Wanford's site  or search "magic slider card" for directions.  Fun stuff!  

I couldn't resist making one more card with my Hero Arts goodies!  A rainbow holiday card!  This year, I seem to be all about the non-traditional holiday cards.  I started by heat embossing a piece of cardstock with this awesome "snowy" background stamp (ETA, the name of this stamp is Tiny Ink Spots) and blended inks over it.  I was going for an Aurora Borealis look.  Can you see it?  The sentiment is heat embossed in white onto a piece of vellum.  {The sentiment is one of my favorites and is from the set Joy to All.}  I just love how groovy (yes, I'm old;) and festive it turned out!   




That's it for me today!  Thanks so much Hero Arts for inviting me to play along:)  I really can't believe that I'm hopping with these unbelievably fantastic designers!  Somebody pinch me:)

Next stop on the hop is the wildly talented and fun Julie Ebersole!!  You know she's going to have something amazing to share:)  

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!  You won't want to miss a stop!  Don't forget to leave some comments as you hop through.  Hero Arts is giving away several prize packs to random winners chosen from all the blog hop comments left by Monday, December 17th (midnight PST).  Thank you so much for stopping by!  

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

Links to Hero Arts Stamps & Product used:
Hexagons (new)
Many Birthday Messages
Tape Your Message (new)
Looped Flower (new)
Tiny Ink Spots (new)
Joy to All 
Neon Pink Ink
Neon Yellow Ink

429 comments:

  1. gorgous, the vellum gives it such a gentleness that I love

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  2. GORGEOUS JJ! I love them all, especially the last one, what a pretty effect!

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  3. GOOOOOOOOOORGEOUS!! You Rocked these Fabulous Stamps JJ!!! Can't wait to get my Hands on new HA Rubber.....

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  4. Love all three cards! Especially the hexagons on vellum!

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  5. Such wonderful new stamps - I really love the final one you used. Amazing effects.

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  6. The vellum hexagons look so cute. Great idea!

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  7. When I first saw the cards I said, "oooooo!" they kinda took my breath away! Love the cheery colors!!

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  8. your color combos are so beautiful!

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  9. Your cards are stunning! Pinned a bunch of them!

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  10. That Christmas card is beautiful!

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  11. Love the colors used on all of them. And the vellum behind the hexagons on the first card is so pretty!

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  12. Such talent on this hop! I always love everything you make!

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  13. You are so talented! Those cards are just fantastic!

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  14. Love the just take note card...such amazing ideas

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  15. Beautiful, bright and fun cards! Really the love the dazzling one:)

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  16. Beautiful & bright cards!
    those new stamps are awesome!
    TFS!

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  17. All 3 cards are wonderful - especially love the hexagon card...so bright and fun!

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  18. The hexagon card is great - love the coloring on the back of the dies. I'm thinking that the looped flower background stamp is coming to my house soon.

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  19. Super fun cards! They are just wonderful! :)

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  20. I especially love the hexagon card! So neat!

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  21. All three cards are awesome.. Love the colors, the stamps.. Love it!

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  22. Awesome cards especially the second card! Give me an inspiration how I should make this 'now you see it, now you don't' card!

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  23. Beautiful cards today, JJ! I adore the vellum hexagons especially!

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  24. Fabulous cards! I especially like the first one - it looks so bright and cheerful!

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  25. Love all the colors in these cards. Especially the first one with the hexagons!!

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  26. Love the colors you used on these cards. They're terrific, and the new HA stamps are amazing.

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  27. All the cards are breathtaking! Love the use of vellum. I really need to use it more!

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  28. Your cards are beautiful!!! Love the hexagons on vellum!

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  29. Your cards are simply gorgeous. I love everything about them from vellum to shapes and colors. This is stunning!

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  30. My FAVE is your Groovy Merry & Bright card!!!
    Love the vellum hexies too!

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  31. Those vellum hexagons are fantastic! I'm going to need that set...and a lot more vellum!

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  32. Your cards are so amazing and filled with inspiration. That hexagon one has my attention big time. Just love it.

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  33. WOW!! Love those bright fun colours!! FAbulous use of the Hero Arts stamps! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  34. Oh WOW love the bright and cheerful cards you have made, my wish list just got longer!!

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  35. amazing! very cheery...cant pick a fav ...all wonderful and bright! more stamps to add to my list...santa..can u hear me? please? gle

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  36. I love your coloring on the first card. The hexagons are perfect.

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  37. Okay. Wow! Your cards are simply amazing! I love the colors and patterns! And I'm going to give the white embossing on velum thing! It looks beautiful!

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  38. These are all so pretty and the colors are fabulous. It's so much fun to see the different creative ways of using the new Hero Arts stamps!

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  39. So excited to see that drop background! TFS!

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  40. I love the second card! What a fantastic, fresh color combination.

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  41. Love your cards, so unique and fun. I have to pinned them :)

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  42. Love that first card. Such fun and bright hexagons.

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  43. All your cards are breathtakingly gorgeous, just love them!!!

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  44. Fun, colorful and bright cards :-)
    Marie-Anne

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  45. Wow! Love the bright fun colors you used! Awesome cards.

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  46. More vellum inspiration yay! Great cards, thanks for sharing!

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  47. Love your rainbow of colours. Love that hexagon stamp .... and your slider technique!

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  48. What a great CAS card and love the colors on your cards!

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  49. LOVE what you have done with the vellum! and the slider and... reat cards all around. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. These are wonderful, especially that last one, very clever!

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  51. Wow! I LOVE The hexagons!! Awesome job JJ!!

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  52. Lovely blends of color on your cards.

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  53. Awesome giveaways!! Great cards! God bless!

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  54. Oh wow what amazing cards, JJ! Loved seeing how you've used the fab new Hero Arts stamps!

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  55. Such beautiful inkspiration! I'll enjoy checking out your tips and ideas! You had a wonderful idea to stamp the new Hero Clear Hexagons in vellum--absolute genius for a truly unique effect!

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  56. LOVE the tie dye look!
    soooo pretty!
    tara
    tdpakosta@sbcglobal.net

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  57. Fabulous cards! So happy and colorful!

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  58. Great color -- love the happy look.

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  59. I really like how you did the hexagon card, the colors are awesome!

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  60. Love your creativity. Such cool and fresh cards!

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  61. Joscie, these are fantastic! I love the vellum and great tip on adding the ink on the back of it and way to rock the bossyjoscie flair!

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    1. Good grief, I know that you're JJ and not Joscie too...apparently I had flair on the brain....

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  62. Cute, bright, cherry cards! Love them!

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  63. Magic slider indeed! I'm going to have to try this technique myself! I really like your use of colour JJ, makes for very happy cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  64. Fantastic cards! Love all the colors and those hexagons are FAB!

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  65. so pretty and bright I love the non traditional colours on the holiday card!

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  66. Beautiful... Thank you for explaining the technique, I'm going to try it. Merry Christmas!

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  67. JJ - I love all three cards - so much color. My absolute fave would be the first - great technique inking the back - I love all the colors and how they are overlapped. The last one reminds me of an aurora - the northern lights - beautiful!

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  68. Wow! Love your cards! Great Designs!

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  69. These are absolutely dazzling, merry and bright, and lovely!

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  70. Such cheerful cards! Love them all :)

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  71. Terrific cards! Your hexagons look like they're dancing on the card! Clever!

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  72. Fabulous cards. I really love the hexagons and the dotty one.

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  73. Wonderful cards. I really like the white heat embossed hexagons on vellum.

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  74. Thank you for linking to the magic slider instructions. It was like you read my mind and 'knew' I was going to ask how you did it.

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  75. WOW!!! These are all amazing JJ! Thanks for wonderful inspiration! Hugs, Karin

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  76. Love the hexagons on the frist card! so cheerful and pretty!

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  77. Beautiful cards you have made. made me happy...
    looking into this magic slider card...love the idea!
    Thank you for sharing

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  78. Really bright and cheerful cards - beautiful.

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  79. very fun - love your colors - so happy and spirit lifting!
    Sandra ltb

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  80. Great and colorful cards. I like that a lot.
    Happy Holidays!

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  81. Beautiful and colorful cards, I love the interactive pull out.

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  82. Love the magic slider! Both lovely cards.
    Carla from Utah

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  83. I just fell in love with your Merry and Bright card. So stunning and gorgeous. Your slider card did have me say "how did she do that". Thanks for link. I am going to try this. Thanks so much.

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  84. Great cards- the first hexagon card is stunning!

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  85. Three wonderful cards with vibrant colors!

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  86. Love all of your colourful cards! True inspiration!

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  87. I love the different techniques you used!

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  88. Love the hexagons and the rainbows. So nice.

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  89. Wow! I'm amazed by your cards!

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  90. That hexagon card is so cute. Love the bright colors on it.

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  91. Beautiful cards!! I especially love the white embossed hexagon card!!

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  92. Three amazing cards but that last one is super groovy!

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  93. Especially love the birthday card. Love those colorful hexagons.

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  94. Such pretty cards...love the new hexagon stamps.

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  95. Great cards. I also love the hexagons!

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  96. You do beautiful work~ LOVE that hexagon card!

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  97. Gorgeous cards! I love those new stamps.

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  98. So colorful, bright and fun! I love the tie dye effect, very cool indeed! TFS :)

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  99. Love your cards - especially the merry and bright.

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  100. The Looped Flower stamp in very cute!

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  101. 3 darling cards, but I'm wowed by the bright and cheery hexagons on vellum!

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  102. Oh my gosh, I love the magic slider card - the pop of colour is awesome :)

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  103. Isn't Amy's tutorial wonderful?? I have yet to try it!

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  104. Stunning colors and excellent cards, love it!!

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  105. LOVE the Hexagon card. It's bright and happy and a nice thing to see right now!

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  106. Cute, colorful & happy cards! Love them.

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  107. Great cards! love the bright colors!

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  108. Beautiful cards! I love how you showed off all these new stamps! So excited for these new releases.

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  109. Wow! It's the first time I visit this blog, and I think I will come bach often. I love your cards and the bright beautiful colours you use. Thanks for the chance to know such a great artist!

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  110. All your cards were amazing and now I have more stamps to add to my list. Love the hexagons and the snowy background.

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  111. fresh hexagon stamp showcasing, love it... the snow stamp is great too.
    ava g

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  112. I love your magic slider card and how all of your cards really showcase the new HA stamps!

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  113. All three cards are amazing! Love those hexagon stamps.

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  114. Good reminder to get out the vellum and also incorporate some pockets. The new images are fun and I appreciate you sharing your ideas.

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  115. Such cute and clever cards! Love them all!!!

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  116. Such bright and happy colors! Love it all!

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  117. I think I'll need to case these

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  118. The new stamps are fabulous and I love what you created with them. Thanks for the ideas!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  119. Your cards and style are stunning! Thank you for the amazing inspiration!

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  120. I love all these cards! You have done a great job!

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  121. all great cards ... I'm lovin' the hexagons but that slider's t'riffic and I haven't made one in ages! thanx for the inspiration!

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  122. Great cards, Great colors
    mkschmidt4atgmailotcom

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  123. Ooooow the bubbly hexagon is cute JJ :0)

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  124. Totally groovy (I'm old too!) Vellum looks like mountains against aurora borealis. Brilliant.

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  125. I enjoyed your cards so much..the colors and stamps made such fun cards...Thanks

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  126. Love, love, love these stamps and all the bright cheerful colors!

    Susan

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  127. Oh wow! Your hexagon card is GORGEOUS!! I am absolutely in love with this card! And the rainbow card... way too cute!! Beautiful cards! :)

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  128. beautiful cards love how you used the vellum.

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  129. Groovy indeed! And I would know, I'm old too! Beautiful cards. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  130. Love the new stamps and the colors you used on your cards.

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  131. Love those dazzling colors to make the "Have a dazzling day" card.

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  132. The hexagon card is super but the rainbow card is amazing!

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  133. Love the hexagons and the looped flowers background! Great stuff. Thanks for sharing!

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  134. Love the hexagon card, so creative!!!

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  135. I love your use of colour; great stuff.

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  136. I am really enjoying this Hero Arts Blog hop! There are so many wonderful inspiring creations with the stamps. I am drooling over some of them...I am thinking I need to get some of the background stamps, especially the loop flower and hexagonal ones!

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  137. These cards are fabulous! I love the vellum hexagons and your Aurora Borealis card is spectacular. Please excuse me while I pin it to my Pinterest board.

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  138. Wonderful! Not a bad one in the bunch!

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  139. I am so inspired! Such awesome work and yes, i can see the auera borealis!

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  140. Oh my you have been busy, love all your creativity.

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  141. Gorgeous cards, JJ! I love the hexagons!

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  142. lovely colourful cards. Love the 3-D look on the first card.

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  144. Great cards...love love love the hexies. Want them badly...lol.

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  145. Your cards are so fun & colorful! The colored vellum hexagons are my favorite! Can't wait to see the rest of the stamps in this awesome release! :)

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  146. Great cards, thanks for sharing.

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  147. I love all of the colors on your cards - they're so fun!

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  148. Wow you made some cool cards with the new Hero Arts stamps I'm happy they asked you to play along!

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  149. Very creative cards. Love the colors too!

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  150. What an amazing set of cards! You are so talented.

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  151. Beauitful cards, great showcaseing of Hero art stamps.

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  152. love it.. your cards are so great!!!

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  153. Oh my, you are brilliant with vellum! I think you achieved the Aurora Borealis look. Simply stunning! ;)

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  154. Goodness, you have been busy--love all three cards, especially that tricky slider. It gets me every time.

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  155. I love all the color!! My kind of cards. And the tips about inking behind the vellum so that the embossing doesn't get effected is helpful. I love making magic cards too. Yours is amazing.

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  156. Loved the cards you created and the cheerful colors you chose. I think you are the third person along the hop to use vellum, one of my favorite papers for a card.

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  157. cute cards, love your color choices!

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  158. Oh, I am so in love with those colorful, vellum hexagons! Your surprise slider card is sheer delight, and what a gorgeous rainbow of colors on your third card! Fabulous work, J.J!

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  159. I love the aurora borealis card...what a great idea. That "snow" stamp is perfect on it.

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  160. Love your cards--awesome work; I especially love your magic slider card. I will have to try to make one.

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  161. I am seeing some amazing designs with the amazing new stamps!! Love those haxagons!!

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  162. I love your cards! The embossed vellum looks awesome, so crisp. Thank you for the inspiration. Take care. :)

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  163. Your cards are so inviting! That Hexagon is quite fabulous. Thank you for sharing.

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  164. All three cards are so well done! Great work!

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  165. I think the hexagon is my new favourite shape! Great use of colours...thank you for the inspiration!

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  166. Love those stamps and your designs are wonderful! That hexagon stamp is fabulous!

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  167. Love what you did with these, so cool....

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  168. Love the fresh look of your cards. Awesome!

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  169. Love your designs and the stamps.

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  170. Love your cards! So creative and fun!!

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  171. You can put me on your Christmas card list any time! The cards just kept getting better and better....would be thrilled to call any of them mine. In fact they've given me some great ideas, so thank you very much!
    Merry Christmas,
    R/

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  172. really LOVE the hexagon card and the rainbow holiday card! Especially the colors!!!

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  173. gorgeous cards. really love the last one. Thanks for sharing.

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  174. Super cards, JJ! I especially like the first one - the texture and colours remind me of yummy jelly candies! So cheerful.

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