Monday, September 29, 2014

Hero Arts Handmade for Christmas Blog Hop!



Welcome to the Hero Arts Handmade for Christmas Blog Hop!

You should have arrived from Kelly's blog or you can start here at the beginning
because there are prizes for commenting, and as you know the more you comment,
the higher your odds of winning!

My card uses the new Christmas Crystals clear stamps. As soon as I saw the set,
I knew that I wanted to watercolor them.


I gold embossed the largest crystal ornament and filled in the facets
with Peerless Watercolors. The ornament is hanging from Lisa's Pen and Ink Fir branch
and I chose a non holiday sentiment because of all the dazzle and bling!


Your next stop on the hop is Tami, and I can't wait to see her fabulous project!
Don't forget to leave comments along the way because there's a huge GRAND prize
of $75 in Hero Arts goodies, and two $10 gift cards for the Hero Arts online store!

You have until Thursday, October 2nd at 11:59pm PST to leave a comment
and the winners will be announced on October 3rd on the Hero Arts blog.
Happy hopping and good luck!


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406 comments:

  1. Oh, I love your card! The new HA stamps are gorgeous and you made them even more splendid!

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  2. Such a pretty card, Donna! Love your watercoloring, and the gold embossing!

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  3. I love the way you colored the ornament.

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  4. Your ornament is super! Love the stamp and colors!

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  5. Beautiful card - I'm now inspired to get crankin' on my cards for this holiday season!

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  6. I love the vibrancy of the watercolours against the gold embossing!

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  7. wow! I never took a second look at those stained glass looking ornaments till now........fabulous card!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  8. As a formeer math teacher I love the ornament. Great job on the card!

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  9. Great card, I need to get some gold ink and/or embossing powder

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  10. Like the gold embossing & dimension of the ornament card.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  11. So pretty Donna (no surprises there!) TFS

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  12. Your card is gorgeous! I'm so happy that you used the Christmas Crystal set. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. The ball looks almost like staines glass; beautiful!

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  14. The mosaic ornament is so pretty. Just beautiful.

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  15. Wow - that's spectacular - love your colouring!

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous...love the coloring on the ornament. So very pretty!
    Susan

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  17. The combination of gold embossing and water coloring is beautiful.

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  18. Love that ornament. Different take on Christmas but I like it.

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  19. WOOOOOOOOOW! This is a DAZZLING card! WOW! WOWOWOWOWOW! LOVE your watercoloring and the gold embossing! BEAUTIFULLY done, Donna!

    Hope you are doing well! HUGS <3

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  20. So shimmering and beautiful! Looks like real glass!

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  21. This is soooo pretty!!! I like the idea so much :)

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  22. Wao! This Crystal ornament stamp set its beautiful! Love your coloring and the hanging branch its perfect! I think this stamp set its very versatile for other non christmas project! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. I love the watercoloring with the gold embossing, very striking!

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  24. Love the watercolor and the gold embossing. A lovely card, Donna!

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  25. Simply amazing describes this card. I really love the gold, and the stained glass affect. TFS Denise

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  26. Lovely - the shine and the gold are awesome.

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  27. What a beautiful card. How I so adore that bulb and the beautiful pine embossed in gold. What beautiful watercoloring.
    Lovely work.

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  28. Wow!! Beautiful stamp set. These cards just keep getting better and better!! Hero Arts always delivers the most amazing products!!

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  29. Wow, great blending in such a small area! Pretty card.

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  30. OMG I am bedazzled by this beautiful card Donna! :)

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  31. Wow what a beautiful card. I love the gold!

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  32. Using watercolor on the ornament is fantastic. Really gorgeous.

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  33. Love that ornament stamp and the fab rainbow colours!

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  34. Beautiful!! Just love the gold embossing…really just love it all!!!!

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  35. The gold embossing and watercoloring make for a lovely and striking card!!

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  36. Stunning card! The watercolors look beautiful with this stamp!!!

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  37. What a beautiful card. Love the rainbow colors.

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  38. Geomtery and rainbow clors applied in a fantastic way tocreate a joyful Holiday greeting!

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  39. Donna, this is so creative and a great way to show these stamps in a holiday way!

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  40. Your card is gorgeous - and what beautiful colors you chose!

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  41. Fabulous watercolor! Terrrific inspiration!

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  42. I just bought those peerless watercolors ... this is fabulous, Donna!! More than fabulous!! Big hugs.

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  43. Love this design - the watercolors are so soft and nice on this.

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  44. Wow! Your card is dazzling. thanks for sharing.

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  45. Love it! Love the colours you chose for that ornament!

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  46. This is such a different card with great colors. I absolutely love this!

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  47. Cool modern twist on a classic design. Love it!

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  48. Your coloring technique really made this card. Beautifully done!

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  49. I love these stamps and they are perfect for coloring. I love the gold - amazing card!

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  50. Oooo beautiful card! I just received this stamp set a couple weeks ago.. Thanks for inspiring me to use it today!!

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  51. Beautiful coloring.. What a fun card

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  52. OMG girl your card is absolutely gorgeous OMG!!! You really did one spectacular creative job....I totally awe struck by what you did I read your recipe and just shook my head with what you used and your end result. You are most certainly one super talented gal who crafts with passion. WOW the lucky person who receives your card is in for one fabulous surprise and don't be surprised when you find out that your card is set out for years and years to come it is one amazing pieces of creative art to be cherished!!

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  53. Love the water coloring on the ornament!

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  54. What a beautiful card. The gold embossing adds so much to it. I also really love the non-traditional greeting, too!

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  55. The gold pine branches has me inspired.

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  56. Lots of great details -- love the gold embossing and how you hung it from the tree branch.

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  57. I love you card. The choice of colors in the ornament is so great it really makes it look dimensional!

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  58. I really like this card! Love how you used two different stamps and put them together! Love the watercolor too!

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  59. Lovely card - that ornament really has lots of possibilities!

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  60. very beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  61. Interesting use of non-traditional colors. Love it.

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  62. Beautiful colouring Donna you made a lovely card tfs

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  63. OMGosh this is just so beautiful!!! Love the coloring, the gold, all of it.. stunning work :)

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  64. I love your card , The embossing is just gorgeous and your water coloring is spot on beautiful !!!!

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  65. The gold with those colors and stamps - outstanding!!!

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  66. Stellar. It just caught my breathe. Beautiful and classy. Love this idea. Many thanks.

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  67. Really lovely coloring on your beautiful card--the sentiment is perfect with the ornament!

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  68. Nothing makes me smile more than rainbow colors! I love the gold embossing.

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  69. Beautiful card! The rainbow colors are wonderful. Non-traditional sentiment for a holiday card is a daring idea.

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  70. Wow, very pretty.
    Love the way you
    colored the ornament.
    Carla from Utah

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  71. I love the coloring on this card it is so pretty! Almost reflective.

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  72. This card is dazzling! The colors are beautiful and i love the branch it hangs on. Just lovely.

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  73. OMG, I love your card, it is gorgeous!! The gold fir branch is awesome

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  74. Love the watercolor and gold embossing.

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  75. Captivating! That ornament takes on a whole new look with your water coloring! It's beautiful!

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  76. Love the gold embossing and the pop of color from the ornament!! Beautiful!!

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  77. This is so beautiful embossed in gold and your ornament is colored to perfection!

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  78. That stamp looks three dimensional, love it!

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  79. In love with all that gold embossing and the coloring adds so much dimension!

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  80. Love the embossing and the beautiful colors that you used for the ornament!

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  81. LOVE your Midas touch, Donna! This card is so YOU, so amazing!

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  82. Love Virginia's comment. I love the vibrancy of the Peerless. And it plays with your gold so well!

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  83. Gorgeous card at 1st thought the ornament colors were satin threads or material until read thru the blog post. thanks for sharing

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  84. Looks just like stained glass! What a great idea!

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  85. I really like your choice of watercolors on this ornament. It is very pretty.

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  86. Love your ornaments colors, cheerful and bright!

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  87. Oh my...this x'mas crystal is so lovely with all that water colouring! what a brilliant card!

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  88. ohh emm gee! This card is awesome! I love the idea of water coloring the ornament and making it look like it's hanging from a tree.

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  89. GORGEOUS... I love it!!! very spectacular... Winner winner Chicken Dinner.

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  90. Gorgeous color and sparkle!! Beautiful!

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  91. Beautiful card. Beautiful coloring.

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  92. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW Pow!!!! AWEmazing Love this so much Donna!! You Rock!!

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  93. wow, wow, wow, wow! You have made me want this stamp set very badly. Beautiful water-coloring.

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  94. This card is stunning--takes my breath away! So gorgeous--thanks!

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  95. That is DAZZLING! I want to make it. Gorgeous! Thank You.

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  96. Soo pretty and the water color is a great idea. Thank you.

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  97. These multifaceted images are very intriguing...beautiful.

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  98. The gold is so pretty and enhances the colors of the ornament!

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  99. Beautiful detail Donna!! I love the watercoloring and the gold!!!

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  100. Wow, Donna - love that gorgeous watercolored crystal!! Looks great on the gold fir too!

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  101. Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Donna!!! Your gold embossing is perfect with your water coloring...so pretty!

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  102. Wow, that's so rich and luxurious and gorgeous, Donna ... the watercolouring over the embossed gold is just stunning! Anita :)

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  103. Colorful card. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  104. Just dazzling! The Peerless watercolors are so vibrant.

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  105. Your card is dazzling.....how I would love to receive such a beauty!!!

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  106. This card is beautiful! I love the colors and the gold embossing!

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  107. Such a gorgeous card Donna! The ornament is stunning and looks like stained glass :-)

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  108. Beautiful concept...love the colors.

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  109. Fantastic card, Donna! Gold embossing is always so elegant, love it!

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  110. Love this stamp; so versatile. Glad to see a non-holiday way to use it.

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  111. The combination of embossing and water color looks just like stained glass. Great stamp set.

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  112. Gorgeous attention to detail! Love this card

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  113. That crystal ornament is modern translation of a very traditional part of Christmas. I love the colors you used to color it.

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  114. Just beautiful. Love the gold and the jewel colors together!

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  115. In love with this one. The watercolor, the design, the whole thing!

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  116. I wasn't a big fan of that stamp set until I saw what you did with it. Fabulous.

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  117. What a stunning card! Can't wait to try this.

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  118. Hopping by and saying HI, excited for the New Christmas Stamps comming. :) Niiiiice :)

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  119. love the way this ornament looks like it is popping off the page!! great colors

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  120. This is so gorgeous! Love the coloring and the gold edges and branch this way.

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  121. So creative, sis! Love you use a Christmas stamp to make a non-Christmas card!

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  122. I love this Christmas Crystals set - and what a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing :-)

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  123. I really like this non-traditional card ... the watercolors are perfect for this stamp! Thanks for sharing.

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  124. I just love the stained glass effect and it seem so dimensional. It's perfect!

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  125. This is so gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!~kim

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  126. I love this card. It's special because some of us don't actually celebrate Christmas, so you have given an option for all!

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  127. Jaw-dropping, Donna! Absolutely brilliant (in many ways..) to emboss in gold, and use a non-Christmas sentiment. I always love seeing your watercoloring too. Wonderful card. Bev

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  128. very dazzling card and love your watercoloring and the new die

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  129. Oh my goodness! Absolutely stunning!! Love the vibrant watercolor with the gold embossing!

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  130. Absolutely gorgeous. I always enjoy your blog so much!

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  131. I have wanted to try Peerless watercolors - you used them well on the ornament.

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  132. Beautiful water color ornament. I also liked the embossed tree firs.

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  133. It's amazing how dimensional this looks! Wow!

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  134. Absolutely stunning design. I love your festive ornament! All the embossing really works it's magic too!

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  135. Unique. Beautiful, love the colors.

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  136. Great glitz and bling. I want that stamp!

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  137. Another beautiful use for my Peerless.

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  138. Gorgeous card! Wonderful watercoloring, thanks for the inspiration!

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  139. Love the christmas crystal stamps and love the use of watercolors on this card.

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  140. I have been really enjoying every water colored card you have made lately. They are truly beautiful. I never use gold embossing, but seeing the pine done that way, I will definitely give it a go. Thanks for the inspiration (as always!).

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  141. The embossing really makes the colors pop. Love this card

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  142. oh wow- this is so vibrant- love the colors- beautiful- stunning-thanks for sharing

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  143. Donna, your card is fabulous for Christmas too!

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  144. nice card. I really like the "dazzling day" Want it.

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