Thursday, February 15, 2018

Hero Arts 2018 Blog Hop



Hello Crafters! 

I'm super excited to be joining Hero Arts for there 2018 Catalog Blog Hop!
If you've been hopping along then you already know that this release includes tons of amazing products. You can shop the entire catalog here
You should have arrived from the wonderful Rubeena's blog. I'll wait while you pick yourself up off the floor because she's just completely knocked you out. 
 If you're just stopping by you don't want to miss out on all the fun! 
You can start from the beginning at the Hero Arts Blog

Before we get into the cards (yep more than one!) just a friendly reminder to make sure you're leaving a bit of love along the hop. 
Hero Arts will be giving away three $50 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please  comment by Thursday, February 22nd at 11:59pm PT. The winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the week after commenting closes.  

If you follow me on Instagram than you have definitely gotten a peak or two of the following cards :) 


First up is this stunning Mermaid. I just though she was so beautiful, I had to color her. I used copic markers to color her and then used the coordinating die to cut her out. 


For the background I used the new Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors. Once they were dry I placed the new Sea waves Stencil on top and pressed my Hero Arts Unicorn White through the stencil to create the "spray" look" 
The sentiment is from another new mermaid release called Mermaid Kisses. So cute! 

I couldn't stop using those liquid watercolors at just a background so...


I stamped down the Flowering Magnolia stamp in Antique Linen Distress ink and set to work. I combined Mulled Wine and Strawberry to get the pretty pink you see in the petals. 


Once the first flower was dry I masked it and stamped another. I used a slightly darker version of the same colors for the second flower since it's tucked behind. 

Last but not least you know we aren't getting through this release without a scene right?
Good to know you know me :) 


I stamped several of the characters and accessories from Storytime and In The study to create my scene. To complete the look I stamped the new Bookshelf stamp in the background using Soft Sand ink. 


I wanted the Bookshelf stamp to complete my scene but not steal the show so I opted to just leave it soft. I did all the coloring with Copic markers before finishing it off with one of the best sentiments ever. So true. Never too  many books! 

You can watch the whole card in the video below. It's a long one where I talk a bit about my first design team and what I've learned since then. 


Feel free to skip it, it's a long hop!
The video will be here :) 


Your next stop on the hop is the fantastic Libby Hickson. I can't wait to see what she made can you?! 

Here's the entire hop list in case you get lost along the way


The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Kristina Werner
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Yana Smakula
Cathy Zielske
May Sukyong Park
Nichol Spohr
Michelle Short
Wanda Guess
Amy Tsuruta
Lydia Fiedler
Heather Ruwe
Laurie Willison
Clare Prezzia
Iliana Myska
Emily Midgett
Janette Kausen
Jenn Shurkus
Sean Fetterman
Simon Hurley
Joan Bardee
Megan Hoeppner
Lisa Stein
Ilina Crouse
Amy Kolling
Rubeena Ianigro
Kelly Latevola
Libby Hickson
Lucy Abrams

Thank you so much for stopping by! 



Supplies : 
Mermaid: 

Hero Arts MERMAID Rubber Stamp
Hero Arts MERMAID Rubber Stamp
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Hero Arts Mermaid Frame Cuts
Hero Arts Mermaid Frame Cuts
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Hero Arts Mermaid Sea Waves Stencil
Hero Arts Mermaid Sea Waves Stencil
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Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses
Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses
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Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink Pad
Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Black Ink Pad
Hero Arts Black Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Strawberry
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Strawberry
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Deep Ocean
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Deep Ocean
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Indigo
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Indigo
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Mulled Wine
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Mulled Wine
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Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
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EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
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Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White
Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
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Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12 Pad
Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12 Pad
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ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock WHITE GLITTER
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock WHITE GLITTER
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock SOFT NAVY
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock SOFT NAVY
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Ranger STAR DUST Stickles
Ranger STAR DUST Stickles
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Copic Sketch Marker E50 EGG SHELL
Copic Sketch Marker E50 EGG SHELL
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Copic Sketch Marker e00 COTTON PEARL
Copic Sketch Marker e00 COTTON PEARL
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Copic Sketch MARKER E11 BARLEY BEIGE
Copic Sketch MARKER E11 BARLEY BEIGE
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Copic Sketch MARKER E04 LIPSTICK NATURAL
Copic Sketch MARKER E04 LIPSTICK NATURAL
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Copic Sketch Marker E53 RAW SILK
Copic Sketch Marker E53 RAW SILK
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Copic Sketch Marker E55 LIGHT CAMEL
Copic Sketch Marker E55 LIGHT CAMEL
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Copic Sketch Marker E57 LIGHT WALNUT
Copic Sketch Marker E57 LIGHT WALNUT
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Copic Sketch Marker BG11 MOON WHITE
Copic Sketch Marker BG11 MOON WHITE
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Copic Sketch Marker BG45 NILE BLUE
Copic Sketch Marker BG45 NILE BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker BG49 DUCK BLUE
Copic Sketch Marker BG49 DUCK BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker V01 HEATH
Copic Sketch Marker V01 HEATH
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Copic Sketch Marker V04 LILAC
Copic Sketch Marker V04 LILAC
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Copic Sketch Marker V06 LAVENDER
Copic Sketch Marker V06 LAVENDER
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Magnolia: 

Hero Arts Flowering Magnolia
Hero Arts Flowering Magnolia
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Strawberry
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Strawberry
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Dandelion
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Dandelion
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Moss
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Moss
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Pine
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Pine
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Mulled Wine
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Mulled Wine
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors ArtPrint Brown
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors ArtPrint Brown
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Hero Arts Raspberry Jam Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Hero Arts Raspberry Jam Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12 Pad
Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12 Pad
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Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
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We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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Neat and Tangled CRYSTAL CLEAR SEQUIN MIX
Neat and Tangled CRYSTAL CLEAR SEQUIN MIX
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Story Time: 

Hero Arts Black Ink Pad
Hero Arts Black Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Intense Black Ink Pad
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Story Time
Hero Arts Story Time
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Hero Arts In The Study
Hero Arts In The Study
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Hero Arts Bookcase
Hero Arts Bookcase
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Hero Arts Soft Brown Shadow Ink
Hero Arts Soft Brown Shadow Ink
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Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
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EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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3M 2 INCH WIDE POST-IT TAPE
3M 2 INCH WIDE POST-IT TAPE
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Judikins Eclipse ART MASKING TAPE
Judikins Eclipse ART MASKING TAPE
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Sakura METALLIC GELLY ROLL 3 Pack
Sakura METALLIC GELLY ROLL 3 Pack
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Copic Sketch Marker E50 EGG SHELL
Copic Sketch Marker E50 EGG SHELL
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Copic Sketch Marker e00 COTTON PEARL
Copic Sketch Marker e00 COTTON PEARL
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Copic Sketch MARKER E11 BARLEY BEIGE
Copic Sketch MARKER E11 BARLEY BEIGE
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Copic Sketch MARKER E04 LIPSTICK NATURAL
Copic Sketch MARKER E04 LIPSTICK NATURAL
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Copic Sketch Marker E53 RAW SILK
Copic Sketch Marker E53 RAW SILK
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Copic Sketch Marker E55 LIGHT CAMEL
Copic Sketch Marker E55 LIGHT CAMEL
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Copic Sketch Marker E57 LIGHT WALNUT
Copic Sketch Marker E57 LIGHT WALNUT
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Copic Sketch Marker E59 WALNUT
Copic Sketch Marker E59 WALNUT
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Copic Sketch Marker C1 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch Marker C1 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER C3 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch MARKER C3 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER C5 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch MARKER C5 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER C9 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch MARKER C9 COOL GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER 100 BLACK
Copic Sketch MARKER 100 BLACK
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Copic Sketch Marker BG11 MOON WHITE
Copic Sketch Marker BG11 MOON WHITE
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Copic Sketch MARKER BG72 ICE OCEAN
Copic Sketch MARKER BG72 ICE OCEAN
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Copic Sketch Marker BG75 ABYSS GREEN
Copic Sketch Marker BG75 ABYSS GREEN
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Copic Sketch MARKER BG78 BRONZE
Copic Sketch MARKER BG78 BRONZE
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Copic Sketch Marker YG93 GRAYISH YELLOW
Copic Sketch Marker YG93 GRAYISH YELLOW
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Copic Sketch Marker YG95 PALE OLIVE
Copic Sketch Marker YG95 PALE OLIVE
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Copic Sketch Marker YG97 SPANISH OLIVE
Copic Sketch Marker YG97 SPANISH OLIVE
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Copic Sketch MARKER YG99 MARINE GREEN
Copic Sketch MARKER YG99 MARINE GREEN
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Copic Sketch MARKER B06 PEACOCK BLUE
Copic Sketch MARKER B06 PEACOCK BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker B02 ROBIN'S EGG BLUE
Copic Sketch Marker B02 ROBIN'S EGG BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker W1 WARM GRAY
Copic Sketch Marker W1 WARM GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER W3 WARM GRAY
Copic Sketch MARKER W3 WARM GRAY
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Copic Sketch Marker W5 WARM GRAY
Copic Sketch Marker W5 WARM GRAY
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Copic Sketch MARKER W7 WARM GRAY
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Copic Sketch Marker E25 CARIBE COCOA
Copic Sketch Marker E25 CARIBE COCOA
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Copic Sketch Marker R20 BLUSH
Copic Sketch Marker R20 BLUSH
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Copic Sketch MARKER b95 LIGHT GRAYISH COBALT
Copic Sketch MARKER b95 LIGHT GRAYISH COBALT
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Copic Sketch Marker B99 AGATE
Copic Sketch Marker B99 AGATE
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Copic Sketch MARKER b04 TAHITIAN BLUE
Copic Sketch MARKER b04 TAHITIAN BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker B01 MINT BLUE
Copic Sketch Marker B01 MINT BLUE
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152 comments:

  1. OMG I LOVE ALL YOUR CARDS! And you are so cute and funny. Love you! But back to your cards, wow, wow, wow. They're all amazing, but that reading scene is my FAVORITE!!! I'd be lucky to create even half an amazing scene like you do!! Wish me luck...lol hugs!

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  2. Just gorgeous Kelly . I didn’t want these still have seen so many of the wonderful designers using them. You guys finally got me lol
    Hugs

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  3. Oh my goodness! Your cards are STUNNING! So beautiful.

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  4. LOVE your gorgeous projects Kelly!

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  5. Wow! These are stunning! I love that mermaid, she's just gorgeous.

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  6. the reading card made me think of alice in wonderland - sweet!

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  7. great use of bookcase stamp for background. pretty cards!

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  8. Your watercolors are wonderful. Thank you.

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  9. Your cards are just lovely. So impressed with your coloring! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

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  10. Gorgeous cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  11. Kelly, I love the magnolia card, but I have to say the book card is magnificent!

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  12. Amazing coloring! Love the idea of the books lightly stamped in the background.

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  13. The scene with the story time stamps is just perfection.

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  14. Your card is gorgeous. I love the soft books.

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  15. your mermaid is stunning and beautiful. I also really love the book card

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  16. Love your work. Can't pick a favorite. Thank you.

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  17. Such beautiful, beautiful cards. Fantastic coloring.

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  18. Your cards are so pretty and inspiring! The "books are like friends" makes me want to curl up with a Jane Austin book :).

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  19. Amazing cards! I am going to have to borrow your idea of putting the greeting off to the right side of the mermaid card. It is really striking. Thanks for the idea.

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  20. Oh my goodness...where do I start, everything is amazing! Love your bookcase card..and your mermaid card...and your flower....yeah loved everything! lol

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  21. Beautiful coloring as always, Kelly! Your cards are amazing!!!

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  22. wonderful coloring with these new inks and stamps - bet you had a blast doing these!!

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  23. Absolutely AWESOME cards Kelly, however I was quite surprised and "slightly" disappointed to find not a single video....what gives??? LOL
    Seriously these cards (and the entire release) is just amazing!

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  24. Magical cards, love the mermaid scene it is fantastic and the sentiment is great, the flower is amazing and the scene is awesome. Love all the cards and Hero Art products. Thank you for sharing and your inspiration.

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  25. Wow, these cards are beautiful. I love the scene card using storytime.

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  26. As always, your cards are beautiful. I love your coloring.

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  27. The book scene is so perfect. I just love it!

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  28. These are so intricate and beautiful!

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  29. The magnolia stamp is so pretty you don't need much else on the front of your card.

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  30. I am in love with your mermaid and your flowers so pretty and your story time card reminds me of my nightly reading this one is so cute.

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  31. This is a great release and I love your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  32. All I can say is WOW! Those are beautiful cards from a great release! Thanks!

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  33. I simply adore your cards, I don't think I could even pick a favorite!! Just beautiful :)

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  34. Oh my! These are amazing! Beautiful work!

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  35. I love your cards and these are simply amazing! Beautiful work, thank you for sharing!

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  36. Love your cards--they are amazing as usual! Thanks for the insite about being on a design team. I have been thinking about it, but I was afraid it might be too demanding. As you said, you have to know your limitations and not stress yourself out.

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  37. Omg, the mermaid card is gorgeous. The other 2 are beautiful too but the mermaid blew me away. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  38. Always love story time with you Kelly! The longer the better! Beautiful, inspiring card! Love them all.

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  39. You always inspire me to try something new. I don't see me going down the Copic road, but I've yet to try a one later scene card with this much detail. I think this weekend I'm going to try a multi masked one later card. I'll let you know how it goes on Instagram. I'm sorry you were stuc. I can answer the amoxicillin question you passe on your You Tube video. Most people are now immune to it so prescribing it can actually cause more issues. No medical degree here, just chronic infections in my recent past. I'm glad you're feeling better.

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  40. I love your mermaid! The colors are beautiful.

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  41. Wow - these are all beautiful. I'm really loving the magnolia card.

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  42. I am always so impressed and inspired by your coloring techniques. They always look so life-like.

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  43. Gosh these are breathtaking! Your coloring is #goals.

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  44. Love the mermaid. Actually, love them all.

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  45. I absolutely love your cards and videos. You are one of my favorite YouTube crafters .I'm currently trying to get all your videos watched. Your story card touched me as I am a mom and have 2 boys and remember reading to them when they were younger .

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  46. Beautiful card, amazing coloring! Thanks for another awesome video!

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  47. I agree with Deanna 2 comments up. Ur my fave. I noticed 1 person i watched (no names) who has done videos for years and years ago vs now...well shes not as happy n fun sounding as the present videos. But yours have been consistent and enjoyable. Great personality n talent. Your an inspiration, thx.

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  48. Love your card and am glad you are feeling better. I would LOVE to see a video on the mermaid card! Please....

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  49. What WONDERFUL cards! The mermaid. The book-themed cards! The Magnolia~Oh! The Magnolia!How do I choose my favorite? I don't! I just keep adding to my list of "Need to Have"!

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  50. Aww Kelly! Your cards are wonderful! Your coloring is superb, I love, love the magnolia! TFS

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  51. You are amazing at coloring these images. I can't even get close, but with that in mind. I love the mermaid. Sorry you have not been feeling better. Hope you get back to your regular self soon.

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  52. Love your cards Kelly and what a great idea for us the stencil on the mermaid background!

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  53. Love all of your cards, Kelly. Great video - I always learn from your voice-overs. It sounds as though you had the same bug that I just recovered from. Not fun! Feel better soon.

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  54. Beautiful cards--I especially love the floral card; your coloring is gorgeous!

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  55. Your cards look like paintings - if I were to get one, I'd frame it and hang it on my wall :)

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  56. Oh my goodness!!! Your cards and colouring are simply breathless!!! Wow! Wow! Wow!

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  57. ❤️. Your coloring is stunning.

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  58. What lovely cards--each so unique, all colored so beautifully. The liquid watercolors and so versatile. tfs

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  59. you're talented ! your cards are work of art !

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  60. Your cards are so sweet! Each one is more beautiful than the one before!!

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  61. I'm always blown away by your use of color! The mermaid and magnolias are gorgeous, but my eye is especially drawn to that great storytime scene! LOVE that the library is lightly colored and how you did that sweet girl and boy reading on a rug!! Just fabulous!!

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  62. Your use of Story Time and In The Study by Hero Arts is absolutely stunning! Great job!

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  63. Awesome settings for your cards. Very creative.

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  64. Such beautiful coloring! The scenes you have created are stunning

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  65. Your card designs are magnificent! I love the mermaid and magnolia but I love your little library scene. What a great card to send a friend.

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  66. Oh my. Whole lot of creativeness going on here! I love the mermaid she's so richly coloured and looks almost real. The same with the magnolias; beautifully coloured and then your third card blew me out of the water. Love the library books in the background and the gorgeous scene you've created. Thanks so much for sharing your talents and inspiring.

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  67. Your cards are gorgeous! I love the way you put your scene together and all the care you take with copic coloring! Hero Arts has come out with some great new stamps and dies - can't wait to get my hands on some of them!! thank you so much for your inspiration and sharing your creativity with us!

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  68. That 2nd card with the bookshelf in the background and the scene you created. WOW! I would have had no idea how to even recreate such a look, so thank you for the video. You are amazing!

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  69. Love your cards and my favorite is the last one! Oh how I adore scenes.

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  70. WOW! So pretty! Your coloring skill is off the charts.

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  71. Oh my that mermaid is stunning! Love that color combination! So is the magnolia! Will you be having a video on those? I could watch you color all day long! Love your stories too! I am so hungry to hear about being on a design team, that story was something I may contact you about one day. Need to retire first! hehehe!

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  72. These are all so beautiful!! Love that gorgeous mermaid!

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  73. oh my gosh! Each is more beautiful than the one before it. What great cards and love every detail1

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  74. Watched your video on YouTube and I enjoyed your commentary (the card too!). Watercoloring with those Hero Arts looks kinda neat. Maybe they are easier to utilize than mixing and adding water into traditional watercolour paints prep a wash?

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  75. Fantastic cards! Love the watercoloring.

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  76. I love books! I also love your cads!

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  77. Those magnolias are just stunning. Loved your video - I got a little teary when you were talking about ABNH!

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  78. AMAZING!!! REALLY AMAZING! love them all! hugs, treen

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  79. Awe inspiring cards. You totally nailed it!

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  80. Your use of the stamps in creating your cards is brilliant!

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  81. Amazing cards...beautiful coloring. Thanks!

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  82. Wow, Kelly! I don't know where to start - each card is AMAZING! Your background on the mermaid card is just stunning! And your scene with the books, the girl and boy is just breathtaking. The detail you added to the chair and floor is magnificent. It looks like I could step right into that scene!

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  83. Hi Kelly, thanks for your gorgeous cards and lovely story. I also love books so I can't resist the beautiful bookcase stamp! Have a nice weekend.

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  84. Elegant and pretty cards....thanks for sharing

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  85. Beautiful cards. Love the mermaid and the magnolia, and your scenes are always so exquisite.

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  86. Another great video! Love learning from you! Hope you feel better. I had it too here in North GA. It was bad! Take care! You are an inspiration! Julie

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  87. Your cards are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing..

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  88. Beautiful cards and the book one is definitely my favorite! TFS!

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  89. These are 3 beauties! Always enjoy your colouring and story telling.

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  90. Lovely cards! The mermaid is my favorite! Lovely coloring!

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  91. OMG that mermaid, love it! And the magnolia is so pretty too!!

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  92. Your cards are beautiful and your coloring is amazing. You are my favorite colorist!

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  93. I love Hero Arts' products & I am always in awe of what you do with any product you get your hands on!

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  94. Love your cards, especially the magnolias.

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  95. These are gorgeous and beautifully colored. We've come to expect that from you! :)

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  96. Kelly, I was entranced in your video showing how you stamped and masked to get the layout of your one-layered scene. You are so awesome. Your cards are fabulous!

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  97. Love your amazing cards! My favorite is the reading scene with the perfect saying! The pretty pink flowers is a close second. Your coloring makes them look so real!

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  98. Hi Kelly, Love ALL your cards, of course, love your scene, you are the best at them and I love how you used the bookcase stamp in the background, so awesome. My favorite is the mermaid, so AMAZING, I love how you colored her, I collect mermaids, and I have to get her. Thanks and I will be watching the video, not because of the hop because it's past my bedtime, lol.

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  99. Thanks for 3 great cards. The magnolia on is my favorite.

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  100. Wonderful cards...love the magnolias and your beautiful water coloring!

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  101. Wow, stunning cards! Amazing coloring.

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  102. I love it all! I watched the video, and your coloring blows me away! All the cards are great, and I wish I could color half as well as you do!

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  103. did not think much of the Storyline set until I saw what you did...they are beautiful! now I want it too...

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  104. I love the card with the reading best, it really is a great collection of stamps that Hero created

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  105. Adore your reading card - so pretty!

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  106. Wow,Wow, Wow!! Your coloring never ceases to amaze me!! Your cards are all so beautiful!

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  107. I really appreciate your telling us all about how much work you've put into practicing your craft (ooh. Unintentional pun!) It makes me feel better about where I'm at right now. Although it also means a lot of work ahead of me. Oh well.

    Oh and "sectionalized" is not a word. Just say title has so many sections. Sometimes that's simpler

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  108. Amazing coloring. It is evident that you've payed your dues and that you love your craft. TFS.

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  109. I so admire your coloring skill resulting in cards that deserve to be framed.

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  110. These are all wonderful, your coloring is amazing as every, but that flower card is just swoonworthy!

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  111. Stunning cards, Kelly! The scene you created is amazing and I love your watercoloring of the magnolias. So amazing!

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  112. All your cards are sooo perfect !!
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  113. Amazing cards! The magnolia one is beautiful!

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  114. Kelly... I love watching you color, you are a very talented person... thanks for the inspiration...

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  115. Three great cards and I love scene building! Books are definitely like friends.... Thanks for sharing!

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  116. All 3 cards are beautiful, but I love the mermaid card and especially love the stenciled background behind it! The magnolia came out gorgeous using the liquid watercolors. Was hoping you had more input on how it was to work with them in this post... comparison and contrast to traditional watercolor. Perhaps you have in another post, I'm playing catch up from being sick myself. I sympathized with your story!!!

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  117. Kelly your colouring is amazing. Just love the scene you created of the mother reading to her son.

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  118. Wow Kelly... Gorgeous card..Love each one of them..My favourite is third one..love the beautiful scene you have created.

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  119. Great cards. Of course I’m partial to mermaids so it’s my favorite. I like the way you used the book background stamp in your scene.

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  120. Your artwork is always so amazing! I really enjoy watching your tutorials. Today's cards are so beautiful! I love the new mermaids because who doesn't want to be a mermaid!

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  121. Your flowers are beautiful and I love that sweet book scene. I'm with you on the blue dress. I do not wear a lot of pink. Hope you're feeling better. I really enjoyed watching you color in the video. I'm out of practice since I haven't colored in ages.

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  122. Well, my thoughts on your book card basically boil down to "I want to go to there!" I love how you did the background of the mermaid especially. I never think of white pigment ink, but I really love how it turns out. And, of course, your florals are stunning as usual. How on earth did you get this all done while you were so sick? You amaze me. Thank you as always for sharing and being such a fun ray of sarcastic sunshine in my day.

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  123. I am love with the book card!!! I must get that stamp! Thank you!

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  124. Your cards are so beautiful! Love these watercolors from HA. Thanks everyone!

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  125. The magnolia card is amazing! And love the Story time scene.

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  126. your coloring is absolutely stunning!

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  127. enjoying the inspiration on this blog hop - lovely work Kelly as always

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  128. Wonderful cards that are all coloured so beautifully! I love what you did with the bookcase stamp on that third card. Such a great idea! I'll have to keep that in mind.

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  129. Ohhh...love mermaids! I can't wait to try the watercolors!!!

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  130. The way you colored those flowers is simply gorgeous

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  131. Beautiful cards! I love the "books are like friends" card!

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  132. Wow all great which is no surprise! The mermaid is very nice and that is a nice background. Your coloring on that gorgeous magnolia is just fantastic! What a great idea to have the book shelf be a lightly stamped image for your wonderful scene.

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