Tuesday, January 21, 2014




Welcome to Day 2 of the Hero Arts' 2014 Catalog Blog Hop with the Hero Hostesses!
I'm your first stop today and I'm so excited to be hopping with my 
Hostess sisters and sharing my projects using stamps from the new catalog.

Hero Arts will be awarding three prizes from randomly drawn comments.
For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the way on ANY day,
including each day's starting post at the Hero Arts Club Blog.
The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning! 

If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of blog links at the Hero Arts Club Blog.
Also, please report any broken links to Hero Arts.

Are your ready? Here are my projects.
My first card uses YAY!, a fun sentiment set full of congratulatory messages.


I white embossed a few sentiments and die cut and hand cut speech bubbles
then ink distressed and adhered them to the card with dimensional tape.
The background is the new FIVE LINE background stamp. To finish off the card,
I added a few punched stars that were covered with gloss.


My next project uses A LITTLE, a unique stamp set that lets you choose a word
to complete the sentiment. When I saw that one of the word choices was "BLING"
I knew that I wanted to make a shaker card.


The fabulous Julie Ebersole shared a tutorial here for a no sew shaker card
that uses washi tape. It's fast, fun, and fail proof. It's genius!


I white embossed the image and ink distressed with two colors of distress inks,
then finished off the shaker with some sequins and stars.


How fun is that? I don't know anyone who doesn't love a shaker card!

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In addition to Hero Arts' giveaways, I'm having a small one here.


One lucky commenter will win:
  • HERO ARTS CL272 Everyday Messages--One of my favorite classic sentiments sets with mixed fonts for every occasion. It's one you'll reach for again and again.
  • A 6x6 pad of DCWV Glitzy Glitter paper that Jennifer McGuire used and rocked here
  • One HERO ARTS Just Rust Mid Tone Shadow Ink pad.
I'll choose a random comment left here on my blog by Saturday, January 25th
at midnight HST and announce the winner sometime next week.
And yes, I'll ship internationally, too!

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Now hop on over to the blog of my creative Hostess sister Suzanne.
I can't wait to see what she has in store for us!
Thanks so much for hopping with us this week. Good luck and Happy Hopping!


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360 comments:

  1. Donna, I swear you are the queen of color! Both cards are so beautiful! Brigh, happy colors and fabulous designs! ♥

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  2. Beautiful! Love the gradient hues on your second card! The kraft background on the word bubbles make them pop beautifully! Gorgeous cards!

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  3. Oh, you have turned on the bright lights for sure! These are amazing. If I had to choose, the second one is my favorite ... but why choose? I love them both!! Love hopping with you!! Remember, we were in the first group of Hostesses!!

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  4. Like the creativity of the cards. Word bubbles are popular. The shaker card is fun. Thank you for giveaway chance.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  5. Love those bright sunny colors on the second card!

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  6. OH LOVE LOVE LOVE .....Your Cards are so Pretty and your Inking is Always Amazing!! Love the Shaker too......
    XOXOXOXO

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  7. I love your blending on the second card, just beautiful!

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  8. Oh wow, these are great! Love the sponging on your cards. The pink and yellow are so striking and a great idea for a shaker card. Love your giveaway.

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  9. I really love your style. You take stamps that don't really call my name and make them come to life. Beautiful.

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  10. What beautiful cards! I love the colors you used on the shaker card... must try this!

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  11. Great cards, very colorful, outstanding job.

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  12. Great cards! Love that you chose word stamps - they are my favorite.

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  13. Love the speech bubbles on the first card and the shaker detail on the second one. Very neat!

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  14. Your bright colors are perfect for any recipient needing a pick-me-up. Great coloring choices.

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  15. Oh my word, the colours are divine and I do love a bit of bling myself! Fabulous!!!

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  16. Bright colors and terrific stamps are a winning combination!

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  17. Such wonderful cards---so warm and cheery amid all this snow and cold. Fab ideas and coloring technique! Thanks for a chance on the goodies.

    Margaret Gurney

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  18. Those are fabulous! I love the bright colors.

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  19. Donna, both of these are beautiful - love your color choices! So many possibilities with either of these stamp sets. Thanks for the inspiration - sometimes I can't see the "forest" for the trees :)

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  20. Great job! Love your cards. That " A Little" set would be great.

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  21. I love your colorful cards, Donna especially the shaker card!!

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  22. Super cool cards! Thanks for some new inspiring ideas!

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  23. I love your rich colors and your fun cards!

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  24. I am LOVING all the scrumptious colors you have done on both cards, Donna! You ROCK as always!!!

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  25. I absolutely adore these cards, I love the vibrant colours and CAS designs Donna!

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  26. Hi Donna,
    Your cards came out wonderful, my favorite is the second card with all those bright fun colors. Reminds me of Summer and with snow in our forecast today -- Summer can not come fast enough for me!!

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  27. These are beautiful! So glad I stumbled across your blog today! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. Love the bright and bold colors! Your cards are so fun Donna! Love hopping with you this week. :)

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  29. Gorgeous cards Donna, your ombré and bright colors are simply striking. Love both designs!!!!

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  30. WOW--love the bold colors. Just what I need this cold, snowy day.

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  31. LOVE that second card, Donna - you are a sweetie for giving us that tutorial! Can't wait to try it myself! Such a joy to hop with you today, my friend!

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  32. How fun are these cards! I really like how you used your distress inks!

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  33. Wow Donna, you do make some fabulous cards. Love these, that 5 line background is calling to me :)

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  34. You are so right -- a little bling makes anything better! The colors you used are just fabulous!

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  35. Really love the cards, as they say here in Wales... FABLAS... ;-)

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  36. So fun! Love your cards- they are FABULOUS :)

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  37. would love, love, love to win hero arts products--
    thanks

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  38. Your shading gets me every time!! Both of these are perfect, just perfect!!!

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  39. These are beautiful! You have a lovely way with color!

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  40. Really fun cards and love your techniques. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  41. Love the white embossing with the five lines background! Great cards!

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  42. Donna, Donna, what can I say?? You are the queen of embossing and adding shine to your cards!! Amazing! I love these ultra bright colors, makes me happy - first thing to see this morning!!

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  43. Hey Donna! Color fabulousness galore! I love your cards - you just make everything pop! Those bright colors! Yum!
    Take care my friend, hugs & greetings from Denmark ;)

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  44. Both cards are just perfect and I'm loving the bright colors. The stamps sets you used are some of my favorites from the new catalog and I'm sure to purchase one or two of them. You have brightened my day with your bright cards(it's a snowy day here). Thanks.

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  45. Super fun cards! Love the five line BG stamp and that shaker card is awesome...what a fast & fun trick!

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  46. Love your samples and that shaker card is genius! Thanks for sharing Julie's technique!

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  47. your use of color truly inspires me - cheers me up too as we've been living in eternal fog here in S. Oregon.

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  48. Fabulous cards Donna, I love the bright colours!!

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  49. Those fab cards really cheers me up!

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  50. Love how bright and cheery these all are...gorgeous cards!

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  51. LOVE LOVE LOVE the popping colors on the second card!!! They really stand out and capture you

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  52. Donna, love your bright, fun, happy cards!

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  53. wow I just love how you used your inks...great cards they are just beautiful!

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  54. Love both cards, but especially your BLING card. Need to try that today. Thanks for the terrific ideas.

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  55. Wow! Both cards are awesome.. :) I love your style a lot..

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  56. Gorgeous cards, Donna. You do such a great job with colors.

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  57. I love every card you make and these two are no exception! Gorgeous!
    Hugs from your new follower,
    Susanne

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  58. You are a master inker Donna! These are gorgeous, wonderful blending and bright bold colors. Love them!

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  59. That is a great stamp set and you used it very well.

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  60. Fantastic cards Donna! The first one is my favorite! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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  61. My favorite card is the first - love the neutral background with the pops of color. The ombre effect on the second card is also very striking.

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  62. Love to see how you put your own bright, fun stamp on these new Hero Arts stamps Donna! Great work!

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  63. Beautifully done, love the inking on the balloons!

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  64. Donna, both of these cards are fantastic - so colorful and fun! And now I want to get both of those stamp sets, too!!!

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  65. I LOVE the word balloon card. I am addicted to them myself. Your second card is so bright and cheery. Both are adorable sets!!

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  66. The colors on these cards are amazing! Just the kind of brightness I needed to see on this gloomy snowy day in CT.

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  67. Your cards are gorgeous Donna, such lovely bright colours! Thanks for the chance to win :-)

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  68. What gorgeous, bright cards, just right to cheer up a cold, grey day!!

    love Mags B x

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  69. Oh my gosh! Love your cards. You made the sentiments POP on the first card LOVE them. Stop my reaching for an order blank! And the "A Little"card is a delight with color. You made it come alive. Someone will be a happy camper winning your personal prize. I agree that sentiment set is one of my absolute "GO TO" sentiment sets.

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  70. Donna, it has been such a grey and dreary day here today so it's an absolute pleasure to see your fabulous and colourful cards! Love your design and the gorgeous colours on the first card! The fun speech bubbles really pop against the subtle background! What a fantastic shaker card! Again I love the vibrant colours and your inking! What a brilliant use of washi tape too! Thanks for the link to the tutorial! I'm delighted to be hopping along with you this week and thanks again for your help on the techie side:):)

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  71. Love your cards, they are so colorful. Thanks for sharing.

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  72. Coffee and Bacon in the same stamp set... OMG.... I love it. The card with Everything better w/ bling. How ironic LOL

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  73. Love your cards, they are so colorful. Thanks for sharing.

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  74. Love the bright happy colors for your cards :) Thanks for sharing the shaker card video with all of us... what a cool idea! I need to make one of these.

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  75. I don't know how you do it, but your inking/blending is absolutely AMAZING, Donna! I love how you created all the speech bubbles on your first card, and your white on Kraft background is fabulous! I really love your shaker card, too...the washi tape is perfect with this sentiment!
    Thanks for the link to Julie's video...and for a chance to win!

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  76. Oh wow Donna - love both your cards. Love the shaker method too - so fun. Thanks for sharing beautiful cards and for the chance to win.

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  77. Love both cards...perfect way to brighten anyone's day! The no sew washi shaker card is genius and your distress background gorgeous!

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  78. Ooowww... Such pretty, colorful, beautifully made cards! I enjoy your style. And WOW a giveaway too! What a treat! Thanks so much...

    http://gracielliedesign.blogspot.com/

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  79. Lovely cards, Bright colors, love it. The "A Little" stamp setis on my wishlist!

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  80. i love your cards, pink and orange together make me so happy <3

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  81. What incredibly fun cards...your work never disappoints me.

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  82. Beautiful cards. I love the effect of two distress inks with the degradation between - stunning.

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  83. Amazing color combos on the cards! You did a great job on both cards.

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  84. I love both of your cards Donna!! That shaker card is awesome!....going to have to check our Julie's video. Thanks for the link. And thanks for the chance to win here on your blog too!!

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  85. Beautiful cards, Donna! Love the bright colors! TFS!

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  86. Love your bright, happy cards, Donna!

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  87. Love your gorgeous colourful cards, Donna!

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  88. I love this idea for creating a shaker card. I received a ton of washi tape for Christmas and this is one way I can put it to good use! Can't wait to get started!

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  89. Just love all the bright colours! The speech bubble stamp set is really cool too.

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  90. So bright and colorful - love the new Five Lines background stamp!

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  91. Wonderful cards Donna!! So fun and bright and cheerful!

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  92. What beautiful and colorful cards, Donna! The shaker card is the bomb! And, I love that word bubble one, too. Well, I love all of them - your cards are always just perfect!

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  93. I'm like a child, I watch the shaker card and it ipnotizes me

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  94. Wonderful cards ! Love the colors and the bg of the second one !
    Thanks for this giveaway.

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  95. Donna you make me want to use bright bold colour, your cards are so fantastic!

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  96. Your cards just POP! Love the colors and the YAY stamp set is great!

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  97. The shaker card is so clever. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  98. Yippee! Love the chance for great inspiration! Thank you.

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  99. The colors you used for your shaker card was very yummy. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  100. Ooooh, I'm in love with the "a little" sentiment set and how you used it. I can see many uses for that set! TFS!

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  101. What beautiful cards. I love the bright colors and the clean designs. Lovely!!!

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  102. Love the white embossing on these, looks great against the bright inks!

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  103. So fun Donna..love both your cards! Thanks for sharing :)

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  104. These are both really great cards, and I love the stamp set you used for the second one.

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  105. The speech bubbles are really fun, and I love the effect the five line background gives. Great cards.

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  106. I adore the bright colors you used here! And that shaker card...hello, awesome!! :)

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  107. Well, gee! Those just really made me smile! Thank you!
    suzimetatyahoodotcom

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  108. Love all the fabulous vibrant colours on your cards Donna and your shaker card is perfect with that sentiment.

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  109. Both of these are beautiful - love your color choices!

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  110. Donna, I knew your cards would be amazing and you did not disappoint! I love the shaker card, but I adore the speech bubble card!!! Beautiful colors together!

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  111. Oops. Something happened. I hope this doesn't post twice. Love your cards. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  112. Oh my, Donna ... fabulous colours on the speech bubble card ... love that ombré behind the white senitment on the second card.! Anita :)

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  113. Love your use of bright colours. Both cards look amazing.

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  114. Both cards are so
    colorful and fun! Love
    the shaker card.
    Carla from Utah

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  115. I like the bright cheerful colors you use.

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  116. So colorful, bright and cheerful! Love them all!

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  117. Donna, so bright and cheery! Perfect cards.

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  118. Love your bright and happy cards - thanks for sharing them!!

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  119. I love both cards. The colors are so vibrant/

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  120. I'm in love with that shaker card and the stamp you used!

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  121. WOW!! AMAZING Cards!! LOVING the FUN designs and the AWESOME Colors!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chances to win!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  122. Oh my goodness, Donna! Where do I even start? Can I just tell you that I ADORE each of these cards. Love the subtle splatters on the first speech bubble, the ombre on the 3rd speech bubble, and those glossy hearts. And thanks for sharing the link to Julie's tutorial...I love your card, so I'll have to check it out.

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  123. Love the bright colors you used on the kraft backgrounds. So nice of you to offer such a great prize package too!

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  124. Amazing cards and I absolutely love the bright colors. My stamp collection is very limited with sentiments stamps, so if I won these would certainly help fill the void.

    Linda D.

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  125. I love the bright, happy colors you used, and the shaker card is so cute with the "a little..." stamp -- I hadn't even seen that one yet!

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  126. What beautiful cards! I really love those brights against the kraft!

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  127. Great cards, Donna, and great choice of HA products - I really love the Five Line Background stamp!

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  128. SO fun and colorful, Donna! Love the shaker idea, so cute!

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  129. wonderful use of colors - so happy and cheery!

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  130. The shading & colour combinations you use are magical !

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  131. Donna: Neon inks, shakers with rhinestones, speech bubbles, what else could a crafty girl want? Cheers!

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  132. Love the white embossing. Why don't I do that more often?? It looks so fab against the bright colours

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  133. Your cards are so bright and cheery! Well done!

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  134. Super cute cards and super cute sets. Love the embossing.
    isoscia@aol.com

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  135. Two smashing cards -I love the subtle background stamping on the first and the eye dazzling colour on the second card is just lovely.

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  136. Love the colors and the shaker card especially!

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  137. Just love your colorful cards, Donna! That shaker card with all the bling is darling!!

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  138. Such happy cards! You have really showcased that stamp set well. Nice work!

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  139. I love the bright colors of the shaker card. So cheerful, and the stamp sets are a must have. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

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  140. How fabulous are these?! Thanks for brightening my day with your neat card ideas!

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  141. I like both card and I especially like the bold colors. Just Lovely!!!

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  142. Beautiful cards! I just love the bright and fun colors of the second card. Just gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway.

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  143. this shaker card is so cute!
    thanks
    Holly

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  144. what i love about your cards is that they are all about words! neat... TFS!

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  145. Awesome cards, great new stamps and inspiration!

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  146. These are so cute. Love the sayings.

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  147. Gorgeous bright happy cards Donna! Soo fun! :)

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  148. What gorgeous cards--I am especially excited to try the washi tape shaker card--thanks for sharing and the great giveaway you have, too!

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  149. Lovely cards -- clean and simple design and stunning colors!

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  150. Donna, you always inspire me to make cards! These cards are so gorgoues and the colors are fabulous! Thank you so much for the inspirations!
    Helen Gullett (www.byheleng.wordpress.com)

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  151. very fun and colorful. I like the white embossing and the distress inks.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  152. O your cards are so fun. And I love the big stamps. This set is a must have and Yeah everyone likes shaker cards. TFS

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  153. I absolutely LOVE your fabulous style! I need those new sets!

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  154. Your cards are always awesome! Thanks for a chance to win fabulous products! =)

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  155. Love your brightly colored cards and fun giveaway!!Thanks..

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  156. Your "Bling" card is adorable. This reminds me of my daughter... she is all about the bling!!

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  157. there are an amazing cards, you're a big artist, and thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  158. Awesome cards, love the word bubbles.

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  159. love the rich colors
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  160. Just love the speech bubbles and the bright colors are just so happy!

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  161. Fabulous cards...great colors! I haven't used sequin bling, but i LIKE it!

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  162. Really color alive cards. Can't wait to check out Julie's shaker card!

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  163. Love both cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  164. Both of your cards are awesome! Love the cards as well as the new stamps. And thanks for the link for the shaker card!

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  165. Both cards are so cute . . . love both stamp sets. thanks for the chance to win!

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  166. Bling does make things better! Great cards. TFS.

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  167. Such lovely colors on your cards. I just want to grab them up. Gorgeous.

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  168. You can never use too many sentiment stamps. Love the cards and their simplicity.

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  169. I just love you're cards! I love that background stamp five line. Love the sentiment stamps. I like how you embossed in white and the colors you used o you're last card. Thank you for sharing you're lovely work.

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  170. These cards rock! Love the colors and sentiments.

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  171. Love the cards, now I have to add these sets to my wish list.

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  172. Love your cards! Those colors are so 'Donna'! TFS

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