Friday, February 15, 2019

Hero Arts 2019 Catalog Blog Hop: One Design, Two ways

 

Hello Crafters! 

See didn't I tell you I'd be back soon :) 
Welcome to the Hero Arts 2019 Catalog Blog Hop! If you're just stopping in for a visit you can start the hop at the Hero Arts Blog so you don't miss a thing! If you've been hopping along you should have arrived from my extremely talented friend, Kathy Racoosin's Blog

In case you were wondering why you should be starting at the beginning. Well there's a ton of talent in this hop but also prizes! Hero Arts is giving away four $50 shopping sprees to the Hero Arts online store, randomly drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, February 17th at 11:59 PM PT and they will announce the winners the following week.


I was feeling all kinds of Spring time. As I sit here in a sweatshirt, sweatpants, with a space heater running haha. Seriously, warm weather, anytime you're ready! I made two cards that are the same but different. 


This one is a little bit more cute or whimsical because that's how the butterflies are drawn. Which I love. I stamped them in black and then copic colored them up in pinks and oranges. I can never skip the details so I added a few with my white gel pen. 


This one features the color layering butterfly and has a much more realistic look. I stamped the base layer in Bubble Gum and the middle layer in Orange Soda. I love pinks and oranges with blues and greens. The bold black really makes it stand out! 


The backgrounds were done the same. I ink blended some Distress Oxides and then flicked on clean water. For the shimmer I used the tubing to sprinkle on some iridescent spray. 

You can see both cards in the video below 


Which way do you prefer? Whimsical or realistic?  The entire catalog has such an awesome array of products. You can shop the whole thing here. 

Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Laurie Willison
In case you get lost on the hop here's the entire link list. 


Thanks so much for dropping by! 

Supplies: 



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Hero Arts NEW DAY BUTTERFLIES
Hero Arts NEW DAY BUTTERFLIES
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Hero Arts COLOR LAYERING MONARCH BUTTERFLY
Hero Arts COLOR LAYERING MONARCH BUTTERFLY
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Hero Arts GARDEN FANCY DIE
Hero Arts GARDEN FANCY DIE
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Orange Soda Shadow Ink
Orange Soda Shadow Ink
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Hero Arts Bubble Gum Ink
Hero Arts Bubble Gum Ink
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Hero Arts WHITE IRIDESCENT SHIMMER SPRAY
Hero Arts WHITE IRIDESCENT SHIMMER SPRAY
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Memento TUXEDO BLACK MARKER Dual Tip Tsukineko
Memento TUXEDO BLACK MARKER Dual Tip Tsukineko
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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
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE
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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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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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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
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Copic Sketch Marker RV02 SUGARED ALMOND
Copic Sketch Marker RV02 SUGARED ALMOND
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Copic Sketch Marker RV04 SHOCK PINK
Copic Sketch Marker RV04 SHOCK PINK
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Copic Sketch Marker RV09 FUCHSIA
Copic Sketch Marker RV09 FUCHSIA
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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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Copic Sketch Marker YR04 CHROME ORANGE
Copic Sketch Marker YR04 CHROME ORANGE
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Copic Sketch Marker YR02 LIGHT ORANGE
Copic Sketch Marker YR02 LIGHT ORANGE
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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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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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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
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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 PEACOCK FEATHERS
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN
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We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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Lawn Fawn GLUE TUBE
Lawn Fawn GLUE TUBE
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132 comments:

  1. WOW ... your coloring is just beautiful on these fun creations! Wonderful inspiration ... thanks!

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  2. Wow!! Amazing coloring!! Super beautiful bright creations! :)

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  3. Very pretty cards Kelly! Love the butterflies and the fancy die.

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  4. Beautiful cards as always Kelly ��

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  5. Such beautiful CAS designs with the amazing colors!

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  6. I love how you added the butterflies with this die cut; it gives me all kinds of inspiration. The die arrived at my house yesterday and I haven't had time to sit down and do anything with it yet. Sigh. Soon to be cured. Kathy's blog post isn't up yet. 9:38 Pacific time.

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  7. love these designs - thanks for the tips:)

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  8. As always, Kelly, your coloring is gorgeous! I just love your color choices. TFS!

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  9. As always, your coloring is beautiful, Kelly! The colors are so bold and pair really well with the background blending. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Dear Kelly beautiful cards both are really gd. Thanks for the tips. May all of you be blessed with gd health and happiness always. Love and hugs from Sri Lanka

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  11. So pretty, your talent is amazing!

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  12. Gorgeous work! Such a beautiful card!

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  13. I love these c it tout dies. They're so pretty.

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  14. I especially love the big butterfly. So pretty

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  15. LOVE - LOVE - LOVE Butterflys!!!!! Gorgeous cards.

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  16. Wow.. Love your both the cards..those butterflies are so beautiful..

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  17. Love your coloring abilities! Thank you for the opportunity!
    Karen Berry

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  18. Beautiful cards! Love the clean designs and rich colors - gorgeous!

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  19. Your coloring on those butterflies is AMAZING! I love the backgrounds too!

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  21. Love your cards. Love the backgrounds as well.

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  22. I am a butterfly nut. The cards are beautiful and simple

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  23. I really love those whimsical butterflies and your coloring of them is so bold and beautiful! Hope dinner with the family went well!

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  24. I can't believe I'm going to say this... Normally I'd go for realistic all the way, but I actually am drawn more to the whimsical this time... I dunno what it is, but I'd just love to frame it!!! Gorgeous!

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  25. Love how you combined the die cut and butterflies so beautifully!

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  26. The colors are so pretty and unique on the cards.

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  27. wow pretty cards - love the colours!

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  28. Such amazing designs! Love Hero Arts, thanks for the inspiration.

    Carol B

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  29. Love that die cut and you definitely were able to show how diverse it is.

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  30. I like whimsical better. Don't you love that garden die?

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  31. These cards are lovely. Thanks for the video.

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  32. I love both cards and your beautiful coloring!

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  33. Very, very pretty cards! For the last 12 months I have just been stuck on blue and green. Every time I reach for color that’s what I reach for this year. So I love what you did with it
    J Sirak
    LDYJS@outlook.com

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  34. Lovely cards Kelly, those butterflies are very pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  35. Such beautiful cards! Loving these stamps!

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  36. Great new products! I love your creations, especially the way the butterflies are placed around the windows!

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  37. Love the butterflies

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  38. Great coloring on the butterflies.
    SCS tigerlily55

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  39. Your cards are fabulous! Just love your coloring skills. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  40. I can't stop laughing, you made my day, oh, and the cards are beautiful as well! Thanks!

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  41. Oh my gosh! These are so pretty Kelly. Thanks so much for sharing this idea xxx

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  42. Hero Arts is one of my favorite companies, and this release is wonderful. Love your adorable cards, and I like the realistic butterfly best! My favorite from this release is the New Day Butterflies.

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  43. Lovely, bright and cheerful card! HA has outdone themselves!

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  44. Beautiful cards, Kelly! I love the layered stamps because they make me look like I know what I'm doing. I like how you framed the sentiments inside the die cut circles.

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  45. Your cards are gorgeous, Kelly! I love the great colours you have used behind the die cuts! Thanks so much for sharing and your wonderful inspirations!

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  46. Your cards do remind me of a warm Spring day. By the way, it's going to be 80 degrees here in Georgia today and up to 85 by the end of the week!! I love your background and your beautiful butterflies!! I love Hero Arts new releases, so much to pick from!!

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  47. My favorite card maker and story teller! Beautiful cards once again. Clean and simple. Thanks for sharing your ideas and talent.

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  48. It's cold here too! Your butterflies remind me of warmer days to come. Beautiful cards.

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  49. What a lovely way to use that beautiful circle die. Your butterflies are stunning!

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  50. Your cards are awesome! I do love the whimsical !

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  51. Love them both but whimsy is my favorite

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  52. Very lovely! Inspiring me to make another HA order ;-)

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  53. These are so pretty! Love the contrast of the beautiful colors against the white! I always love your white gel pen details!

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  54. Oh what a beauty this is. It is on my wish list. Love the details you always use

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  55. Beautiful cards. I love everything about them!

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  56. Lovely cards. I keep seeing this garden gate die...on my wish list! Thanks for sharing and I like the silver lining to being a procrastinator. Adds a totally different aspect! Thanks.

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  57. Gorgeous cards Kelly and great story! I had seen the roses and Orio's on your Instagram stories, I thought immediately how lovely that was although you put by the picture you both didn't do Valentine! Love the way he bypassed the agreement about that.
    Hope everything went well on his birthday dinner.
    Thanks for your time, effort and inspiration.

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  58. Awesome cards! thanks for the inspiration!

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  59. Beautiful cards - thanks for sharing. I love the different looks from the same product.

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  60. Hard to choose which one I prefer? Thank you for showing two different styles - very nice and appreciate your work!

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  61. Great cards. I'm loving all the butterflies and how everyone puts their own spin on them. Beautiful work!

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  62. The larger butterfly looks a lot like a monarch (maybe that was the intent). Both are beautiful and I agree with your comment about whimsical.

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  63. Your coloring always puts such joy into my heart!! It always looks so gorgeous!! Fabulous as always!!

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  64. I love the color choices for your birds and the background blending. that is an awesome perfect die. Very pretty cards. Awh.. so sweet to get roses and a card. How sweet and for your fur babies present. Cant wait to hear how his birthday dinner went. Did you get him anything?? Hurry up and make another video. I want to see your creations and hear your stories.. lol. hugs

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  65. The garden fancy die really looks special with your butterflies.

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  66. Really nice cards. Another way to use my garden die.

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  67. Love your videos Kelly. To see how you colour is relaxing & I'm finally starting to feel confident to try it myself. These cards are lovely & Hero Arts is such a great company. Thanks!

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  68. Spring is coming! Butterflies are a sure sign that spring is just around the corner.

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  69. LOVE these cards. The backgrounds are fantastic against the white. Beautiful work.

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  70. The cards are great. Truly. But I don't think you have to clean up for the babysitter. Only for the cleaning lady....

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  71. These are so pretty!! I like both!

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  72. I like all butterflies, whimsical and realistic! The bright colors you chose are beautiful and so pretty. I am ready for warmer weather too.

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  73. These cards you showed today are just beautiful. I already have this die at the top of my wish list. Thank you so much for sharing your pretty work.

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  74. The die is one of my must haves from this release. Your cards are fabulous.

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  75. These are beautiful. That circle die looks great paired with the butterfly and I love the coloring.

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  76. Stunning! Love the Garden Fancy die... so sad it's already sold out. Adding this to my wish list!

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  77. Beautiful, beautiful, Kelly! Love this new release from Hero Arts.

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  78. These cards are beautiful. Love the colors!

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  79. Realistic for me! Always enjoy your videos, love that you mix in a bit of real life.

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  80. Lovely cards! I am a fan of the more realistic images! Thanks for sharing!

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  81. What a wonderful release! So many goodies!

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  82. Love the Garden Fancy die and those lovely butterflies!

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  83. The butterflies look so real and natural! Gorgeous cards!

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  84. Wow! Your cards are totally amazing!!! Wonderful colouring!!!

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  85. Love the fence die and your samples make me smile. You make it look easy

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  86. Beautiful cards! I love the design and colors!

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  87. Two happy, beautiful cards and great colouring !

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  88. I have seen that big butterfly
    in my garden. He looks so realistic.
    Beautiful cards. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  89. Really pretty cards! Great designs. Thanks for sharing.

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  90. I would've predicted that I'd like the realistic butterfly best but I would've been wrong. I like the whimsical one better! Great idea to show them in the same post.

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  91. I love any kind of butterflies, and I love your cards!

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  92. Fabulous butterflies, Kelly and I love both the Whimsical and the Realistic. They both are so perfect with the Garden Fancy die and beautifully colored background.

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  93. Lovely coloring on these sweet butterflies. Your backgrounds and framing are gorgeous.

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  94. Right now, I'm dreaming of spring, so for that, I'm partial right now to Whimsical! Beautiful cards, Kelly!

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  95. Gorgeous cards. I love those beautiful butterflies and the Garden Fancy die is exquisite.

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  96. Your cards are gorgeous as always Kelly! I really prefer the realistic images over the whimsical pretty much with one exception - when I am making a card for my grand daughter! Hope your evening went well and I can't wait to hear about it!

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  97. I love both of the Butterfly sets but if I had to choose only one I would go with realistic.... Color Layering Monarch Butterfly set - swoooooooon :) Thank you for sharing both cards and for the always amazing inspiration! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  98. Oh, a different look, with the same products!!!!

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  99. I love how bright and vibrant your colors are. Great cards!

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  100. You are super amazing and super talented! Thank you for sharing all of your amazing work!

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  101. I love them both but the whimsical one is really grabbing at me! Great work Kelly!

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  102. Sometimes I prefer whimsical so hard to say!

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  103. I LOVE your colorful butterflies against that background... this is my favorite card I've seen using those butterflies! Wow!!

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  104. Beautiful card! Love the butterflies 🦋 Thank you for sharing your talent with us

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  105. I love all your cards. Your colors are beautiful. Love those butterflies!

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  106. Such beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing...

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  107. Love your beautiful butterfly cards.

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  108. I think I like the realistic butterfly most. Beautiful coloring too!

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  109. I already have a terrible addiction to butterfly stamps...and now I need more!!,

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