Thursday, January 13, 2011

2011 Catalog Blog Hop -- Day 4


Hello, and welcome to Day 4 of Hero Arts' 2011 Catalog blog hop, featuring former Hero Arts hostesses! I'm so honored to be a part of this fun hop, and I'm sure you'll find lots of inspiration this week.

If you arrived from Linda's fabulous blog, you're on the right track. If not, start at the Hero Arts blog, and don't forget to leave comments along the way to win Hero Arts 2011 catalog stamps!

Note: If you do find a broken link, you can always go back to the Hero Arts blog for the master list of blog links. Also, please email tami@heroarts.com and provide the blog address that has the bad link so we can fix it. Thanks!

Now, on to my cards...

My first card uses the new stamp set called Going (CL478). I like that Hero Arts came out with some masculine images, and the cars and motorcycles are perfect for the guy(s) in your life.


I stamped the car and masked the image, then overstamped with the new Envelope Pattern Design Block (S5507) in Walnut Stain distress ink.




After coloring the image with Copics, I couldn't resist going over the entire car with Glossy Accents. I love how the car looks like a shiny sticker.




My next card uses Delicate Leaf Clusters (CL477). I clear embossed the leaves and ink distressed with Wild Honey distress ink, then overstamped with Thank You Definition (CG268) in Vintage Photo distress ink.

After assembling the images on pop dots, I stamped the sentiment from this set in Papertrey Ink's Vintage Cream. Since the cardstock is textured, I embossed the sentiment to make it a little easier to read.




And lastly, this card is a twist on an earlier one that I shared using Dancing With Flowers (CG266). This time, I used kraft cardstock and Papertrey Ink's Vintage Cream ink so the silhouette image has a "ghostly" look.

I added some mini pink pearls for just a touch of color, and a bit of Hero Arts lace for a vintage look.


That wraps it up for me! Thanks so much for hopping by. I'll send you on your way to Sarah's blog, for more Hero Arts goodness. Stay tuned tomorrow for the fifth and final day of the blog hop which will start at Deborah's blog.

Happy Hoppin'!

373 comments:

  1. Great cards Donna, I love the use of so many techniques, simply beautiful! Hugs!

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  2. WOWZER...Frien....LOVE LOVE LOVE these...you so rock I always adore your cards you make magic with stamps!! Hugs.....

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  3. Oh these are all fantastic cards, Donna! Love them!

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  4. Gorgeous! Love the embossed leaves and background with the distress inks it is beautiful with the design! The silhouettes look beautiful in white too! Love your glossy accents on your car it is a perfect masculine card!

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  5. Fabulous cards, Donna! LOVE them all!

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  6. What a lovely variety of styles you brought us, Donna! I swear those leaves look like you cut them out and glued them OVER the text; you achieved magic with that one. Love that we have more masculine images with the cars set, and of course the feminine Dancing card is at the other end of the spectrum. Wonderful post today!

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  7. Beautiful cards, Donna! I love the
    way you really make the images
    shine. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  8. Donna, each one of your card sis so beautiful! Love them all! Your are such an inspiraton!

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  9. Wonderful cards - love your technique! Thanks.

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  10. Fabulous, Donna! Love the variety of your cards! That first one looks so cool with the Envelope Pattern in the background! Love the effect with the white leaves! And the last card is so pretty! The stripes, pink pearls and lace all add to the charm! Beautifully done!

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  11. Fantastic cards. Love glossy accents!!!

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  12. All your cards are wonderful. The last one is so vintage looking and so my style.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  13. Your cards are amazing. I love them all!

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  14. Love all the cards Donna. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. lovin this masculine card and your beautiful leafy card. these are all so beautiful!!

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  16. You have such a great variety and style to your cards! Love them all!

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  17. Love the masculine stamps. Love how you did the antique car and then added gloss. Great

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  18. Very cute... Love that these can be for girls OR boys!!

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  19. ooh i am always excited to see what you've created, donna! and you did not disappoint again!!

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  20. Great cards, love the car design, thanks for sharing

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  21. Gorgeous cards, Donna! As always, your coloring is amazing. I love the car!

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  22. Auch Deine Werke sind wunderschön geworden!
    GlG
    Petra

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  23. That car card is so awesome - very simple & easy peasy but it rocks. Would be a great Father's Day card or guy's b-day card! The embossed leaves is also very nice. Love how simple they are!

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  24. Simple and beautiful!! love the card with dancing with flower stamps... love the technique u are using.thanks for sharing :)

    x
    cathyfong

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  25. Love the little car, and the leaf card the leafs are so crisp clean and white WOW.
    HOP HOP HOPING my way along!

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  26. Beautiful work Donna, and many lovely ideas! Thanks for brightening our morning!

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  27. I just love the going stamps Awesome cards! bye bye money hello stamps! lol
    Barbara

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  28. I just love the going stamps Awesome cards! bye bye money hello stamps! lol
    Barbara

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  29. Love the car card. I find it so difficult to make male cards and this one is right on the money!

    Lindastamps at gmail dot com

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  30. Aw.... Donna! LOVE your cards today...what a TREAT! We both used Delicate Leaf Clusters and Dancing iwth flowers!! I so ADORE your take on them! Thanks for the inspiration! xoxo

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  31. Beautiful cards Donna. Onto my next stop.

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  32. Wonderful cards Linda! Love your choice of colours, so warm and cozy!

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  33. thanks for sharing your projects,
    they are great, these images are wonderful!

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  34. The amazing range of your talent is at work here! Love the car, the leaves and the silhouette images as you have used them. Awesome, Donna, Awesome!!

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  35. Petra's comment: Auch Deine Werke sind wunderschön geworden!
    --All of your work are so beautifully done!

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  36. Hi Donna: I feel so embarassed I wrote the wrong name in my last comment. I must have hopped out of sync and thought I was on Linda's blog somehow! So sorry! But my comment on the cards are true!!!

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  37. Wwonderful cards. Don't know which I like best.

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  38. All three cards are beautiful but I especially like the last one. It's wonderful.

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  39. Love all three but especially adore what you've done with the classic car image Donna! "Man" cards are so hard to do and you've made it look so easy! Hugs, Robin :)

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  40. I love the card with the three girls dancing! You have done a great job creating the romantic backdrop this stamp deserves! Thank you for your ideas!

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  41. The car is a perfect masculine card!! I love the delicate leaf clusters as well. Really great cards.

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  42. Very, very nice cards.

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  43. All cards are just gorgeous Donna,
    love the earthy colors, everything just fits so well, love the design!!
    Enjoyed , Thanks
    Donna

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  44. Love the car!! And the last card is so sweet!

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  45. Beautiful cards, love the vintage look of the car card.

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  46. Beautiful cards. I really like the simplicity of the masculine card. And what a great idea to use Glossy Accents on the car.

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  47. I love the silhouettes! Wonderful cards, TFS!

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  48. Love the dancing children and the vintage car. Thanks for the great ideas.

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  49. Love the technique you used for the second card. Simple but with a beautiful result.
    Margriet

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  50. Gorgeous cards. I love the old card, but I really, really love the embossing resist card.

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  51. Gorgeous cards Donna, the last one is my favorite - a dancing beauty!

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  52. Beutiful cards. My favorite is Dancing with flowers. Very light and sweet. I think I need to add alot of sets to my wish list. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

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  53. really wonderful cards -- all three of them! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  54. Beautiful cards! Dancing with the flowers is my favorite!

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  55. I too am really happy that HA added those masculine stamps. Really like your card with the car & glossy accents really make it sparkle.

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  56. Love your cards today...the white kiddies and the masculine one. I've picked up some great ideas!

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  57. I love all the different styles and really love the Dancing card! Stunning and beautiful cards!!!-L. Berry

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  58. Gorgeous cards Donna - great inspiration!

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  59. Luv that CAR stamp & how you used it, making rather masuculiny card! Very luvly! Other two cards are Elegant! :-)

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  60. Fantastic cards Donna! Love that first card with the car! The glossy accents are great! So cool! I'm lovin this HA blog hop!

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  61. Very pretty. I like the masculine card.

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  62. Great idea for a masculine card -- simple but nice. And I love the Delicate Leaf Clusters card. Just my kind of card.

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  63. These are Gorgeous,Donna! I love every single of your card!

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  64. These are so pretty - my favorite is the dancing with flowers card - love it in the kraft and white!

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  65. Om goodness, the car card reminds me so much of my Dad.
    Great cards.
    TFS!!

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  66. Terrific! Love seeing cards for guys! Thanks so much!

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  67. Love your cards today. My favorite is the Delicate leaf clusters. Just beautiful!

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  68. Amazing cards Donna! Love the glossy accents on the car. Great idea!

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  69. Beautiful creations Donna, I love the golssyness of the car...a perfect manly car!

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  70. I love that you showed us totally different types of cards Danna, yet they all were amazing. Great inspiration!

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  71. Your cards could have been made by three different people; they differ that much in style. I love the leaves one. Very nice job on them all.

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  72. Wow lovely just love these cards. So much fun on this hop so many ideas. Take Care

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  73. just love that old car card. i love masculine card inspiration. thanks.

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  74. Love, Love, Love these cards....such beauties! Loving the glossy vintage car, I will use that idea for sure. Your technique is always so flawless, Donna, and you certainly wowed me today!
    blessings...

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  75. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the vintage card! The envelope background is going to have to be a must on my list.

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  76. Fabulous cards Donna! I really like the clean design and varied textures on the masculine card.

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  77. GORGEOUS cards, Donna. All so different, all so wonderful!

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  78. So nice to have masculine card ideas. I like all three, however!

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  79. Oh how I love all of your cards! But the one that stood out for me was your masculine car card! You can never find enough images for guys can you! I really love the the pattern behind the image and how your masked the car. Great cards.

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  80. Beautiful cards, Donna! Love them all! Susanne

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  81. Donna, love the elegant look of your cards.

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  82. Donna, these are FABULOUS, girl! Glossy accents on the car-? Pure GENIUS! Bet it looks like a fresh "wax and polish!" And I LOVE the second card with the striking white on that warm background... just gorgeous. And the white on kraft is such a classic. You amaze me! XO

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  83. Beautiful cards. Loce your style and the techniques.

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  84. Gorgeous cards, Donna - I love that vintage car - and the colours of your second card - and the silhouette on the third!

    Julie

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  85. I love the old auto. This stamp set is already in my collection in honor of my husband and his love of his old '47 Ford. Beautiful cards!

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  86. sweet silhouette card! and the car is super nice.

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  87. Those are gorgeous cards, especially the one using the Delicate Leaf Clusters!

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  88. Great variety of cards! Love all the different techniques you shared. Love the three different shapes you used with your leaf stamps. Inspires me to think outside the box more. Very pretty cards!!

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  89. Stunning Donna, I love all your cards but particularly the last one, love that new Dancing with flowers stamp so much!!!!

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  90. such elegant cards, wonderful work!

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  91. Like all your samples, especially the car. The silhouettes are adorable. Thanks for sharing.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

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  92. All of these cards are fabulous, Donna! I have always been drawn to your style! I enjoyed savoring each one of these. Thank you for the inspiration!
    (Jenifer Ann)

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  93. Love ALL of these, Donna, so gorgeous!!

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  94. Oh, Donna - these are just lovely. That shiny car is too much - over the edge! Thanks for sharing.

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  95. Your cards are wonderful and I love the shine on the car too!

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  96. Donna, your work is very excellent! The truck card is very macho!

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  97. Wonderful variety of cards. Love the different shapes used to stamp the leafs on. Inspires me to think more outside the box. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!! Beautiful cards!

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  98. All your projects are wonderful. I love the silhouette stamp.

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  99. Each card is unique and beautiful.

    stamping on...

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  100. All of your cards are so elegant and beautiful.

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  101. Three amazing but different cards. I do enjoy the masculine/car card. Guy cards are so hard to make.

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  102. Beautiful cards, the first one is my favorite!

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  103. Beautiful card Donna. I love your use of the background stamps.
    Clare x

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  104. I love that subtle ink you used. Very elegant. I also am going to have to get that envelope background that I thought nobody would want when I first saw it. I have seen some gorgeous stuff with it!!!

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  105. Great cards!
    Just love what you did with the leaves. Just shines - and the sentiment fits perfectly.

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  106. I just ordered Delicate Leaf Clusters! Now I have even more great examples to work with. TFS.

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  107. Very pretty cards; the last one is my favorite! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  108. always looking for man card ideas. the car fits the bill.

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  109. Great masculine cards! My favorite is the dancing with flowers one though. There's just something about that image... and your treatment of it was lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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  110. Nice cards with great detail, especially love the leaf one.

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  111. Those cards are so pretty! Great job!

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  112. Oooooh that is such a great card for a guy, love the colours, and the glossy accents is a great touch.

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  113. These cards are all great! The car looks really cool and I love how you divided up the leaf clusters.

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  114. Great cards. I love all the stamps you used and that is a wonderful masculine card. Thanks so much for sharing. Sarah

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  115. Donna these cards are amazing. I love the masculine card. I find it difficult to make these kinds of cards and I am so happyh that HA provided these stamps. Next on my purchase list. And the flower stamped squares with the THank You text is so elegant. I want that Thank You stamp too. Lol. Yes, I want them all. But I would have to say that I am over the moon for your last card. I love those kids dancing along bring cheer to whomever receives the card. I love the ghost like effect that your stamping gives on the kraft paper. Amazing job sweetie. THanks for being here and for inspiring. Hugs.

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  116. fabulous cards!! Fabulous!! =)
    Hugs, SannaS

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  117. Beautiful cards, sis. You showcased the stamps beautifully. Great techniques too! Hugs.....

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  118. I love what you did with the car! I'm glad that Hero Arts came out with some masculine stamps too. Thank you.

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  119. Love all your beautiful cards, thanks for the inspiration!

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  120. All fabulous cards, Donna! I really adore the monochromatic look to the last one.

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  121. I NEED the Envelope Pattern and the Delicate Leaf Clusters... need, I tell you.... NEED! :) Beautiful work!

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  122. beautiful cards, thanks for sharing them in the hop!

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  123. Hi Donna,
    Your cards are wonderful--love the glossy accents added to the car.

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  124. Gorgeous cards, Donna! I love the way you use backgrounds. They are paired so perfectly with their respective images!

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  125. What a great masculine card! And I love the way you used the dancing children with white!

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  126. Nice cards. The dancing card is just great, such a soft look to it. I also like that you made a masculine card.

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  127. Donna you are a very talented artist. Your cards show your versatily. Love all of them. I just bought the Go stamps. Couldn't resist since my husband's Street Rod resembles the stamp you used.Thanks for the inspiration.

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  128. Wow I really love the car card. It is wonderful. I need some more images for my male cards. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas. Tracy

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  129. What a great set of cards you've made.

    Marie-Anne

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  130. Just so amazing! I'm so in love with everything everyone is making!

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  131. What cute cards. Thanks so much for your inspiration.

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  132. I love your cards! I especially like the last one, simple but beautiful.

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  133. Lovely cards. I like the masculine card too, always need those ideas!

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  134. Wow, I really love the deep colors of the 3 leaves card but have to say the masculine card with the car is perfect for those hard to stamp for men on my list. Thanks for the great inspiration!

    Kathy

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  135. Great cards i needed some inspiration to use the leaf patterns

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  136. Karen These are just lovely such inspiration

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  137. What beautiful cards and so very creative. Loved them!

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  138. Beautiful cards! I love all of them ;D

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  139. your cards are so great - especially like the leaf cluster card and the embossing technique!

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  140. I love all these cards...I can't even choose a favorite I like them all so much. Thanks for sharing!

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  141. Will be breaking out my delicate leaf set today to play.

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  142. Great cards. My favorite is the silhouette. God bless.
    Peggy Allen

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  143. The silhouette in white on the kraft paper is gorgeous! Love it!

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  144. Thanks for a great masculine card idea.

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  145. Love the cards. I especially like the old car and I am also glad Hero Arts has come out with more masculine stamps. Thanks for sharing.

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  146. Oops! I forgot my name.

    Linda D.

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  147. Love you cards. The "ghostly" look is enchanting!
    Diane

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  148. Love your cards and especially your"ghostly" silhouette technique!!! That is a very nice stamp. Actually, all of them are super!

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  149. Amazing cards Donna, so inspirational!

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  150. OOOOOOoooo these were beautiful! I'm falling deep for that Envelope Pattern stamp!! Love that old car too:) I'm so into the Leaf clusters. Loved the embossing done and the beautiful use of distressed inks and the delicate Dancing with the Flowers card looks like you stamped on vellum! Sooo pretty! Bravo! Just fantastic!! ~Vanessa W

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  151. Wow, all of your cards are so gorgeous. I love each one for its different style and technique. Thanks so much for sharing these with us.

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  152. Love all three of your cards Donna! Your masculine card is awesome, love the masking! Totally inspirational!

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  153. great cards! I am really loving that envelope pattern stamp!
    Sandra ltb

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  154. Great cards Donna I love all of them =P

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  155. STUNNING! I love your masculine card, it's perfect for a male! I also love the design to your leaf card, and the white on kraft for your dancing girls card! :>

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  156. great cards donna! always love seeing your work! :)

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  157. Love your second card, so bright and happy colours, I almost feel the spring shining in through my window (yet in Sweden we still have -5 C and snow)

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  158. Beautiful card, a must have set, thanks for sharing!

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  159. Huge hugs Donna! so good to see you again. I love all the cards but the one with the delicate leaf clusters really catches my eye... the sections look like amber! You always manage to get the light captured perfectly. Thank you for sharing your love of the art with us. Oz

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  160. I do like the more masculine touch with the car stamp! But my favorite is using the children dancing silhouette card.
    Thanks for sharing
    Holly

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  161. bonjour de France
    your cards are very beautiful and romantic !

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  162. Your cards are always beautiful works of art. Lovely!!

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  163. I love that each card has a different style. Thank you.

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