Monday, July 2, 2018

Hero Arts July 2018 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop

 Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to the July 2018 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop!
You should have arrived from my sweet friend and incredible crafter Jennifer McGuire's blog. 

This month it's all about sweet summertime and carnivals!


I absolutely adore this kit and the adds on, which is honestly what I used for my card today. 
You can shop the entire collection here. 

Don't forget to leave love along the hop today as Hero Arts is giving away a kit it a commentor across the entire blog hop. As always these kits have a limited number so if you love it you want to be quick about it! 


I used the You're Sweet as Pie set and the County Fair Bold Print background stamp for my card today. I knew I wanted a gradient background so I started there. 


I used Butter Bar, Orange Soda, and Bubblegum to stamp my background multiple times. My MISTI makes this technique super easy. Just ink up, use a damp baby wipe to blt of some ink on the edge and stamp down. Repeat with the next color and BAM multicolor background! 


For the sweet treats I stamped and masked them onto a smaller panel. That cotton candy and Lollipop make me smile. I don't personally love snow cones but my son does so I had to include it :) I colored them up with my copics and then outlined them with a light blue for contrast.  


The last thing I did was add some clear sequins and a few glittery details to my items. 
I did film video for this one but there weren't enough hours in the day folks. Hoping to get it up tonight after work. 

Finally got it together folks. It's a mad mix of story time and cardmaking. 
Enjoy! 



Like I said earlier the main kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday July 6th. If you never want to miss one they also have a subscription option! The kit and all the add ons are available here. 

Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Laurie Willison! 

Here' the whole hop in case you get lost along the way 




Happy Hopping! 


Supplies: 

My Monthly Hero Kit JULY 2018
My Monthly Hero Kit JULY 2018
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Hero Arts
Hero Arts You're Sweet As Pie
Hero Arts You're Sweet As Pie
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SSS | Hero Arts
Hero Arts County Fair Bold Prints
Hero Arts County Fair Bold Prints
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SSS | Hero Arts
Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad GREEN APPLE
Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad GREEN APPLE
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SSS
Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
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SSS
EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
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SSS
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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SSS
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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SSS
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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SSS
Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
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SSS
Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS for Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS for Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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SSS
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
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SSS
Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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SSS
Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
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SSS
ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
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SSS
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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SSS
3M 2 INCH WIDE POST-IT TAPE
3M 2 INCH WIDE POST-IT TAPE
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SSS
Judikins Eclipse ART MASKING TAPE
Judikins Eclipse ART MASKING TAPE
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SSS
Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
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SSS
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY
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SSS
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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SSS
Neat and Tangled CRYSTAL CLEAR SEQUIN MIX
Neat and Tangled CRYSTAL CLEAR SEQUIN MIX
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SSS | Neat & Tangled
Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
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SSS
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SQUEEZED LEMONADE
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SQUEEZED LEMONADE
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SSS
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN
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SSS
Butter Bar Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Butter Bar Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
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Hero Arts
Orange Soda Shadow Ink
Orange Soda Shadow Ink
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Hero Arts
Hero Arts Bubble Gum Ink
Hero Arts Bubble Gum Ink
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Hero Arts
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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SSS
Copic Sketch Marker RV02 SUGARED ALMOND
Copic Sketch Marker RV02 SUGARED ALMOND
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SSS
Copic Sketch Marker RV04 SHOCK PINK
Copic Sketch Marker RV04 SHOCK PINK
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SSS
Copic Sketch Marker RV09 FUCHSIA
Copic Sketch Marker RV09 FUCHSIA
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SSS
Copic Sketch Marker C1 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch Marker C1 COOL GRAY
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SSS
Copic Sketch MARKER C3 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch MARKER C3 COOL GRAY
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SSS
Copic Sketch MARKER C5 COOL GRAY
Copic Sketch MARKER C5 COOL GRAY
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SSS
Copic Sketch Marker YR04 CHROME ORANGE
Copic Sketch Marker YR04 CHROME ORANGE
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SSS
Copic Sketch Marker Y08 ACID YELLOW
Copic Sketch Marker Y08 ACID YELLOW
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SSS
Copic Sketch Marker Y38 HONEY
Copic Sketch Marker Y38 HONEY
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SSS
Copic Sketch MARKER YR09 CHINESE ORANGE
Copic Sketch MARKER YR09 CHINESE ORANGE
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SSS
Copic Sketch Marker Y02 CANARY YELLOW
Copic Sketch Marker Y02 CANARY YELLOW
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SSS
Copic Sketch Marker B00 FROST BLUE
Copic Sketch Marker B00 FROST BLUE
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SSS
Copic Sketch Marker RV00 WATER LILY
Copic Sketch Marker RV00 WATER LILY
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SSS

126 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS card! I love the colors you used. So summery!

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  2. I LOVE THESE!!!!!!! I think that I need this set because we have an old family story about me as a child--I was scared to death of cotton candy! People still talk about it :)

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  3. This is so sweet!!! Love the colors.

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  4. Just the goodies you'd expect at the carnival and county fair. Super darling card! Thanks Kelly for sharing your creativity.

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  5. I absolutely love this card! Love the colors and the way you did the background!

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  6. Beautiful card! I love the colors, as well as your coloring. It looks tasty enough to eat!

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  7. Cute card! The colors and design are perfect for summer.

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  8. Love that cute sweet card! Really like that nice blending of colors.

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  9. Super cute! Luv that ombre background!

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  10. Love the colors and your super cute card :)

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  11. Can’t help but say your card is scrumptious. It’s the colors! Love it.

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  12. Treats are one of the best parts of visiting a carnival or an amusement park and you captured them fabulously!! Great job!

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  13. I cannot believe that you don't like snow cones--one of my favorite treats in the summer as a kid. (Cue dramatic music) Until the trauma of moving to Pennsylvania. They have a version there called Italian water ice which the natives assured me was the best ever and no-one wanted to accept my 10-year-old opinion that snow cones were better. We finally left that area of the country and were able to locate snow cones again when I was a senior in HS. I don't even know when I have last had one, but I still maintain that they are superior! Cotton candy is always good, but only fresh. Who knew such things matter so much!!!! See what a card can do! Thanks so much.

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  14. Absolutely delicious! Lovely coloring.
    Love the BG stamp; it's pretty awesome!

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  15. It is so fun to see how each person along the blog hop make such different cards from the same kit.

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  16. Love your cards Kelly!

    Kellie

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  17. Beautiful card with a great technique!

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  18. Great card - love the gradiated background! And the new kit looks like another winner from Hero Arts!

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  19. YUMMY CARD! Your coloring is FANTASTIC! I really LOVE all the colors that are going on! I also really like the background paper too!!!!

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  20. I love this card! The colors are scrumptious and the goodies are just plain hitting my sweet tooth just looking at them LOL. It reminds me of going to the fair when I was a kid and that always makes me smile so thank you :)

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  21. Wow I love your goodie card! So cute!

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  22. Beautiful card. Love the addon background stamp you used. One of my favorites. I also love the carousel set. Another great release from Hero Arts

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  23. Your card was so fantastic that I am going to the freezer for some ice cream.
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  24. I love snow cones too - I'm with your son and this beautiful card!!!

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  25. What pretty colors! Love that background stamp!

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  26. Great design Kelly! Love your color choices -

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  27. Oh my, what a yummy card you made! It looks good enough to lick! LOL

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  28. So super cute! I love sno cones and cotton candy and well pretty much anything that is sold at the fair.

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  29. I’m going to an annual ice cream party and I will make your card to give to the hostess.

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  30. The coloring on your background image matches your focal image so beautifully!

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  31. Wow! This is a awesome kit!! Pretty work!!!!!

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  32. Such cute cards.....It brought back memories of my past time spent at the local county fair.......Horse races.....snow cones and of course Cotton candy.........great kit....hope I win one....Thanks again for the great card samples...

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  33. Such a sweet card, Kelly. I love how you did the background xxx

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  34. Kelly super cute card! I love the colors and this absolutely a beautiful kit! Thanks for sharing your card!

    PS:. Fingers crossed for good news to come your way! Hugs!

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  35. Kelly you just got my mouth watering for some ice cream. And made me think of when my son and I took my grandsons to the fair.

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  37. Sorry I did that twice, lol. It look so good I just had to.

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  38. Hi, Kelly! Beautiful card as allways, backroud is marvelous.

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  39. What an absolute fun card! Love your cards and listening to your stories. Thank you for sharing

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  40. A delightful card...and good luck on your new adventure

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  41. The monthly sets are always wonderful to get, but it's great to see the add one and ideas to incorporate the two together.

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  42. Congrats on the new job! Your card is darling. Good think they're not real or your son would be on his way to a sugar high!

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  43. Very fun card - your gradient color background is amazing ! Thanks for sharing.

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  44. What a "sweet" card! Very summery and a great color combination.

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  45. Such a lovely card, Kelly! Congratulations on your new job!

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  46. I love your card and your background really makes it pop

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  47. Sweet & yummy. Like the carnival theme.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  48. This card is absolutely adorable!!! I love all things Kelly + Hero Arts!!!

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  49. Your sweet card captured the spirit of a carnival!

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  50. Great card! Your coloring is so amazing, that snow cone looks like you could take a bite (or slurp) out of it.

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  51. Cotton candy, snowcone, lollipop -- who wouldn't be thrilled to receive this card! I love it and, as always, your coloring is beautiful.

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  52. Great kit! I love your SWEET card!

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  53. Love this card, and appreciate the tips on your coloring and shading. Thanks for sharing, and for the chance to win the giveaway!

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  54. Kelly, your copic coloring projects are always so amazing to me! Lovely, summery card!

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  55. Love this card. My wallet isn't going to let me buy this month, but you are making me want! 😊

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  56. What a wonderful card. Makes me want to visit a country fair!

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  57. Congratulations on the new job, I think you would do it great!!
    Love your card, beautiful background colours. I saw the Kit and it's a again a great one and the add-on's are also awesome. Thanks for this time and see you hopefully soon.

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  58. Love this card. The background stamp is so versatile and your coloring is superb, as usual. Congrats on your new job; sounds exciting!

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  59. What beautiful creations, Kelly.

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  60. Cute card. Love the bright colors.

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  61. As always I love your card! I'm so glad you featured that background stamp too! Congrats on the new position! Love hearing about your life as well as getting inspired and learning something new!

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  62. A great card Kelly. I always enjoy seeing what you do with new releases and this is a fun one! So happy for you with the new job!

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  63. I think my favorite part is the snow cone!
    I don't know how you manage all you do. Amazing.

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  64. What a sweet card! I love the ombre look you used on the background stamp :)

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  65. Beautiful colors for a summery card. Love it!

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  66. The background is amazing! I agree with you on the snowcone opinion😜

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  67. Gorgeous! Looks like you could just take a big old bite of those sweet treats.

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  69. This is the perfect card for summertime! The background really kicks it up a notch

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  70. Gorgeous card! I love how you coloured the treats!

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  71. Your card is beautiful and very yummy !

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  72. Your card is terrific! Enjoyed your video too. Even subscribed to your blog. I love this Hero Arts kit and would love to be a winner!

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  73. Love this card, and as usual, I simply adore your videos. Congratulations on the new gig. I know a few 911 dispatchers and the job you folks do is incredible. Thank you for being an angel to so many people . Again, love the sweet card!

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  74. Part of the fun of a fair are all the goodies to buy and eat, and this card captures it all!

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  75. OMG I love these colors! super sweet card!

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  76. Adorbs! Though, seriously, I'll be humming that song all day today.
    Good luck on the new job. I know you'll crush it!

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  77. Cute sweets and I like the colorful background.

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  78. This looks so yummy! I love the colors!

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  79. Fun card. Thank you for the hint about stamping ombre effects.

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  80. Such a wonderful cards with ombre effects

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  81. I love your cards (especially the pink cotton candy). I also love your true-to-life commentary.

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  83. Your cards are so sweet! Really love the colors you chose, and the use of the Oxides! I appreciate your sharing everyday reality. :)

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  84. Thanks for sharing. Your card is super cute. I must admit I was bummed not to get story time with Kelly, though. Lol. There's always next time, right?

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  85. I love the detail you brought into the stamped images with your coloring! Just beautiful!

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  86. YUMMY!!! Can't resist ice cream! Love the beautiful DO bg! Gosh this is spectacular add on!

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  87. Now you've done it--now I want ice cream! Gorgeous card!

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  88. Darling cards.
    Features one of the highlights of
    summer, along with sentiments about
    the season. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  89. I know I'm supposed to be knocked out by the card tutorial, and I was, but as a first time visitor to your blog Thank you for your story about new job. I wish you best with it, and what you do. Wow! Congratulations.

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  90. I love all of the new ideas!

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  91. Your sweet card is bright and cheerful, and totally reminds me of summer! It looks great!

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  92. Let's start with Run DMC, I don't like this group but I'm still lying here humming that tune , thanks Kelly x Card brilliant, all my favourite carnival
    foods, yes even show cones, brilliant colour theme, brilliant kit. Many thanks for your great inspiration & congratulations on the new job x

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  93. fabulous card, such bright yummy colors! ♥

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  94. I really love this card and the colors are beautiful together!

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  95. Really wonderful card.
    Thanks for sharing....

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  96. Beautiful cards, love summer!!

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  97. I love the colors! I also really love the use of the background stamp.

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  98. Congrats on your new job, I'm sure you will be awesome! Love the colors you used on this card, so summery.

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  99. Another amazing release. Great pattern, coloring and design. I just love it, so fun and colorful.

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  100. The county fair backdrop stamp looks great behind your deliciously Copic colored treats! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  101. Such a great looking card! Those sweets look nice all grouped together.

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  102. Sweet card and great stamps. Congratulations on your new part time job.

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  103. Love your cards - love how you stamped the backgrounds

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  104. Oh my, that I'v cream cone card is so cute....lo lo it

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