Monday, October 1, 2018

Hero Arts October 2018 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop

Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to the My Monthly Hero October Card Kit Blog Hop! 
Yes, I said October. I know. 
Let us share a moment of silence for October shall we?

If you've been hopping along you should have arrived from the fabulous Julee Tilman. Honestly, did you see that Victorian shabby chic card?! My word. so pretty. 
If you're just stopping by you can start at the beginning with the Hero Arts Blog. 
You'll want to visit them all, promise. Plus one lucky commentor will win a kit so the more blogs you leave love on the better your chances. 

This kit is gorgeous and just screamed "SCENE" right in my face. One note while I didn't use them those glitter papers are stunning! They are thick like card stock and smooth even though they are glittery. LOVE!
There's tons of awesome add ons too. You can see them all here. 
 

I kept seeing this ice skating scene in my head. It just had to be made. I didn't want to leave a single skater out so I adjusted the size of my pond. 


I started by stamping and masking images to lay out my scene. I always stamp a practice piece with no masking so I'm sure all my elements will fit where I want them .


I left my masks in place to do some distress inking in the background. This is such a quick and easy way to add lots of color fast!  


I removed the masks and started coloring. Normally, I color with 4 markers for each color I've selected but this time I concentrated my coloring on the background letting my tree and pond be the focal point. I did simple two color blending on the characters, bench and light. 
Did you notice? 

Part one of the video is up. You can check it out below 


Once these kits are sold out that's it folks. To make sure you never miss a box subscribe! In the meantime grab this one here before it sells out. 
Your next stop on the hop is the crazy amazing Laurie Willison.

If you get lost along the way here's the entire hop order.  


Thanks for drooping in! 

Supplies: 


MY MONTHLY HERO KIT OCTOBER 2018
MY MONTHLY HERO KIT OCTOBER 2018
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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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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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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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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
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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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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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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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Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES
Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLUEPRINT SKETCH
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLUEPRINT SKETCH
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CHIPPED SAPPHIRE
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CHIPPED SAPPHIRE
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Judikins Eclipse ART MASKING TAPE
Judikins Eclipse ART MASKING TAPE
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Jillibean Soup WITTY WHITE Happy Hues Acrylic Paint
Jillibean Soup WITTY WHITE Happy Hues Acrylic Paint
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Dreamweaver 3/8 inch STENCIL BRUSH
Dreamweaver 3/8 inch STENCIL BRUSH
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We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT
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Neat and Tangled CRYSTAL CLEAR SEQUIN MIX
Neat and Tangled CRYSTAL CLEAR SEQUIN MIX
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Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SHADED LILAC
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SHADED LILAC
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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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Copic Sketch MARKER E99 BAKED CLAY
Copic Sketch MARKER E99 BAKED CLAY
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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 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
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Copic Sketch Marker YG03 YELLOW GREEN
Copic Sketch Marker YG03 YELLOW GREEN
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Copic Sketch Marker YG93 GRAYISH YELLOW
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Copic Sketch COLORLESS BLENDER Marker
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Copic Sketch Marker YR04 CHROME ORANGE
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Copic Sketch Marker Y08 ACID YELLOW
Copic Sketch Marker Y08 ACID YELLOW
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Copic Sketch MARKER G05 EMERALD GREEN
Copic Sketch MARKER G05 EMERALD GREEN
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Copic Sketch MARKER B06 PEACOCK BLUE
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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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Copic Sketch MARKER YR09 CHINESE ORANGE
Copic Sketch MARKER YR09 CHINESE ORANGE
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Copic Sketch MARKER G17 FOREST GREEN
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Copic Sketch MARKER G28 OCEAN GREEN
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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 R32 PEACH
Copic Sketch Marker R32 PEACH
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Copic Sketch Marker R35 CORAL
Copic Sketch Marker R35 CORAL
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Copic Sketch Marker R29 LIPSTICK RED
Copic Sketch Marker R29 LIPSTICK RED
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Copic Sketch Marker R59 CARDINAL
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Copic Sketch Marker R20 BLUSH
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Copic Sketch Marker Y02 CANARY YELLOW
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Copic Sketch Marker YR15 PUMPKIN YELLOW
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Copic Sketch MARKER b95 LIGHT GRAYISH COBALT
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Copic Sketch Marker B97 NIGHT BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker B99 AGATE
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Copic Sketch MARKER YR24 PALE SEPIA
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Copic Sketch MARKER b04 TAHITIAN BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker B0000 PALE CELESTINE
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Copic Sketch Marker B01 MINT BLUE
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Copic Sketch MARKER E09 BURNT SIENNA
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Copic Sketch MARKER E11 BARLEY BEIGE
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107 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, I look forward to your cards and videos, enjoy spending time with you :).

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  2. Kelly, your card was awesome! A skating party around that beautiful tree.....I am so excited about this kit....thank you so much for always sharing something fun and beautiful....

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  3. wow this festive scene is just gorgeous - love the coloring:)

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  4. Ohhhh so hard to have a moment of silence when I am squealing in delight at your colorful and festive winter card !! Sensational! TFS!

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  5. Such a beautiful and fun scene. Such a beautiful kit full of so many darling images.

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  6. Beautiful card. Great winter scene.

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  7. Beautiful works. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Hopefully this one is on youtube! You are one of my favorites.

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  9. Kelly, your projects are always so wonderfully, beautifully colored and designed and this one is positively no exception. Love the skaters in this new kit.

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  10. Love the "Central Park" scene you created!!

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  11. No video? No story? My goodness you have me spoiled! As usual, your card is wonderful. The tree is so lifelike. You are such a talented card designer. Always look forward to your posts and videos.♥️

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  12. Adorable card! Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Beautiful! I like the tip to stamp without masking for a practice round. You make it look like fun!

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  15. Charming scene, perfect for the holiday!

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  16. Kelly, that is some great coloring you have got going on there! What a beautiful scene!
    Okay, that was my moment of silence; now tell us a story! :) Love the card and until next time, my bug killing, coffee loving, tuckered out pigeon friend! Have a wonderful day!

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  17. Some day I will be able to color as well as you - that card is just beautiful! More than half way thru the hop now and had been kind of on the fence about ordering but no longer - order just went in!

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  18. Lovely Kelly. I always enjoy your posts.

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  19. Wow, awesome card your coloring is always so great

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  20. Your coloring is stunning! What a great scene!

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  21. Ooooh what a darling scene!! Awesome!! :)

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  22. Your card is absolutely phenomenal. Love it.

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  23. This is a great release! I LOVE that you used 4 people plus the tree! Your background turned out great too! Your card is amazing!

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  24. I really like the card. Very cute!

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  25. This may be my second comment...tech error...but that card is fabulous. Love all your cards and videos.

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  26. I was excited to see what you would do with this kit as soon as I saw your name on the list. What a beautiful scene, and kudos to you for masking.

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  27. Beautiful scene and card!

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  28. Gorgeous! Fantastic coloring as always.

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  29. Wow Kelly what a beautiful card. You always do such beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Simply gorgeous as all your cards are Kelly! Love your work, keep it up!
    Love
    Tracey x

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  31. Totally love the colors and setting. Gorgeous cards. Thank yu.

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  32. Wow! What a perfect winter scene, Kelly. Love that you included all the ice skaters and that gorgeous winter's night sky background. Such an awesome kit this month!

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  33. A work of art!

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  34. You are amazing. I love your cards.

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  35. Kelly I LOVE this card, it's still in the 90°s where I live and You brought me some relief. One thing I would have to add is a skater on their tush, let's be real. Hiw much sharing practice do we get in the California desert!!
    Thanks for sharing You with Us��

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  36. Such a happy card! So colorful!

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  37. Story teller and artist. Kelly, you just make my day. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  38. Great scene, Kelly. Enjoyed the video and storytime as usual. Thanks for the inspiration

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  39. Awesome Xmas card!!! It's really a magical kit!!!

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  40. Love this set and your card is awesome. Now, one with the second part of the story....LOL

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  41. I love this new set so much! So many good ideas!

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  42. I can't wait for my kit to arrive. So many wonderful ideas!!

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  43. Your cards are beautiful, your techniques are inspiring and I love your stories!

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  44. Gorgeous scene. Your card is beautiful.

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  45. Loved the decorated tree! So beautiful and so much fun to put together. Thanks for your insight to these stamps.

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  46. This is a beautiful winter scene! I love the great colors and the beautiful design!

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  47. Wow. Your card is a work of art and the detail on all of the elements is amazing. Can't wait to watch the video.

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  48. Wow! What a beautiful winter scene you created!

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  49. Absolutely gorgeous card as always! Thanks for showing the whole masking process! Love the card

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  50. Awesome card and great masking tutorial. Love to see the next video to see how you finished the card and hear Part 2 of the story, can't hardly wait.

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  51. What a gorgeous card. Love the scene you created.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  52. For me, this is outstanding! The color, the tree glow, the whole image! Gorgeous!

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  53. The skating scene you have created here is just so perfect, Kelly! Love the video, too! Hopefully, the repair at your house is all done now. You have the patience of Job!!

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  54. Your card is fantastic ! I've never seen so much fussy cutting for one card !!!! But the result is amazing.

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  55. Love how you made the pond your own! Beautiful scene! Thanks for sharing your HA kit designs with us.

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  56. A lovely scene and beautiful coloring.

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  57. Beautiful, rich and wonderfully festive.  Fantastic card!

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  58. I absolutely love your card. So colorful. Can't wait to see the next video.

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  59. I love the detailed card. It just brings it more to life. The other is just plain. Oh my gosh your story on your maintenance fiasco.. What a bunch of crap to have you treated this way. There has to be some sort of responsibility on the owner and who he hires. He's getting ripped off and your time is precious. Your health and your sons is of great concerns. I hope it's all taken care of and you complain and get the garage cleaned out from prior tenants. Hugs.

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  60. Amazing card. All that work was worth it.

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  61. Love the cheerfulness in the card !!! So very festive

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  62. Your card is amazing! It is the perfect winter scene full of all of the goodness of the season.

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  63. Detail makes the card extra special! It is beautiful. Also, the maintenance story is unreal, you can’t make that stuff up! Rent discount for your time wasted should be considered!

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  64. You are one of my favorite designers. You continually astound me and this card is simply amazing!

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  65. Your vivid colors are breath taking. Love your card, it's amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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  66. I love how you made the rink bigger to add all the skaters. It is just lovely.

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  67. The card is super cute!! I love the extra detail. It does make a difference

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  68. Love how you incorporated every skater! This is such a cute kit!

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  69. Amazing coloring Kelly! ♥ I love both, but think the card looked best with the extra shadings n details :)

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  70. I like this cute and colorful scene.

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  71. This card is beautifully done. Thank you for sharing

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  72. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us! Beautiful cards, but I think the extra shading really makes the card stand out

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  73. Love your coloring style!always learn something new!and storytime! Lol gorgeous scene as always!

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  74. Love your card!!! The design makes me think of skating rink in NYC and the massive decorated tree there each year. I guess it won't be long now before we'll be seeing those images again.
    Thanks, too, for the good review of the glitter paper. I look forward to seeing it in future designs.

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  75. When I watched your video, I was at work during a record snowstorm. No one could get to the store. The phone did ring during a crucial moment in your story, and for a fleeting moment I hesitated answering it, as it was critical that I know if the carpet guy was lying LOL. Incidentally, your card is gorgeous as usual and I love this Hero Arts kit.

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  76. totally and absolutely beyond amazing!

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  77. Hey Kelly! Love your cards as always. I must say I do think the extra shading and details make a big difference when u see them side by side.

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  78. Splendid card. So much
    action and fun involved in
    the scene. thanks for
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  79. Love the winter scene! Excited for winter and Christmas now! Thanks for sharing!

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  80. Love this gorgeous winter scene you created! And I loved your videos!

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  81. I love it reminds me of when I was a little girl in Colorado

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  82. Love how you made this card. It looks really cool. :)

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  83. Love how you created this.. (and your story). I always love to watch your videos and this was especially great to see the planning stages.

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  84. Hero Arts never disappoints with their kits and this one is absolutely fabulous, I can't wait to get my hands on it! I love your scene, the larger pond with all the skaters is awesome. Heading over to watch your video now for even more inspiration, thanks for sharing. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  85. Lovely card! Watched the video! Wow!

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  86. Very cute card. Thanks for sharing.

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  87. Great kit and gorgeous ice skating scene, thanks for the video!

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  88. Such a pretty scene! Love the bigger pond & your great coloring. Awesome kit!

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  89. Such a great scene with such a great new kit from Hero Arts! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!!

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  90. Such an awesome card. Thank you for sharing.

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  91. What a lovely Christmas card ! Thanks for the inspiration. Love, Marjorie
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  92. Love your fun skating scene and this kit! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  93. Great card- where is part 2????

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