Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Hero Hostess Alumni Blog Hop--Day 2



Welcome to Day 2 of the Hero Hostess Alumni Blog Hop!

The hop continues today as we showcase Hero Arts 2016 Winter Release and Catalog.
Hero Arts will be awarding two $25 shopping sprees to their Online Store and two 
BONUS prizes for going through all the blogs during the two day hop from randomly
drawn comments. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning!

If you find a broken link, you can find the master list of blogs at the Hero Arts blog.
I'm the first stop on today's lineup. Let's start hopping!

I'm a huge fan of dies and Lia Griffith's Celebrate Tag won me over, big time.


I'm also a big fan of ink distressing. After die cutting the tag from watercolor
card stock, I platinum embossed a sentiment in the center of each tag.
Both tags were ink distressed and I spattered some water on the pink tag.


I die cut two more tags, trimmed off the tag's hole, and layered them to the tag to form
a thick medallion. I adhered it to a square card and finished off with small gold sequins.


I used the same technique for the blue tag, but this time I kept it as a tag to be used as
an ornament. I ink distressed with "cool colors" and added a cord and Hero Arts gemstones.
The ornament is adhered with temporary adhesive so the recipient can remove
it from the card and hang it on their tree, if they wish.

Remember you have a chance to win a $25 Hero Arts gift voucher or a bonus 
prize just by leaving a comment on any of the blogs during this two day event.
The deadline for commenting is Sunday, October 30th at 11:59PM PST.

Your next stop on today's hop is our super talented sista Cheiron, and I know
that she'll wow you with lots of eye candy! Happy hopping!

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I'm so proud to be hopping with my Hero Arts sistas, and even though the years have 
passed, Hero Arts will always be in our hearts because it's where lifetime friendships
were formed. Thank you, Hero Arts, for sponsoring the reunion, and to sista Virginia 
for being an awesome blog hop coordinator!


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171 comments:

  1. These are so elegant and gorgeous. Classic and absolutely beautiful:-). Thanks for inspiring us with these beauties!!!

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  2. So, so, SO pretty - love these vibrant colors!!!

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  3. Beautiful tags - your ink blending is superb!

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  4. Very beautiful tags. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Oh Donna, these are both fabulous! I am a HUGE fan, of both, tags AND distressing and these have my attention! Just beautiful!

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  6. Beautiful cards and ink blending. I like that one cand be a gift ornament for the tree, brilliant!

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  7. these are great, I love when the recipient can use part of the card for something else like an ornament.

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  8. Just love your colorful splattered tags, Donna! You rocked the start of the Hop today - so fun to be hopping with you!!

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  10. I love your style, Donna - what lovely variations you got with this set! Perfection!

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  12. Nice job using Lia's Celebrate Die, very pretty!

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  13. Nice job using Lia's Celebrate Die, very pretty!

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  14. Wow beautiful cards Donna, I love the colours!!

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  15. I love the color blending - very pretty!

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  16. I absolutely love this die. Distress inking is a favorite of mine as well. I think these dies would become quick favorites for holiday cards, that's for sure. And it could be used for other events as well. Thank you for sharing your creativity! kReN@afourthlife

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  17. i love this set too and i love what you did with it!

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  18. Such pretty cards Donna. The coloring is amazing on those tags.

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  19. Beautiful colors and an awesome idea for this set. Thanks so much for sharing on this fun blog hop!!

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  20. I just learned to use Distress inks for the first time and I love seeing what can be done now that I know how. Love, love, love the tags...so many ideas, so little time!

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  21. Loved seeing these little ornaments. Love the intricate details!

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  22. Love the colors you chose to design your pretty cards!

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  23. Love your design and this set is amazing!

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  24. Donna, Beautiful! Love what you did with the vibrant colors and gorgeous design! Glad to be hopping again with my HA Hosti!

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  25. C'est super de faire une carte avec un cadeau que l'on peut mettre sur son sapin. Les couleurs sont magnifiques.

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  26. I like the colors you chose for your beautiful cards.

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  27. These are amazing, Donna! I absolutely adore these beautiful cards! It's always such a treat to see your pretty cards!

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  28. Very elegant cards! Another fun day to blog hop and see many inspiring cards! So pretty:)

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  29. Love love love the watercolor effects on the ornaments!! Beautiful card indeed!

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  30. ooo love that die and how you colored them!!!!

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  31. Love the watercoloring and bright colors

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  32. Beautiful cards - love the distressed look! This is a great die!

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  33. How absolutely LOVELY!! This is my first time seeing this tag die---it's going on my wish list now. The colors are so vibrant and gorgeous. As always, you rock , Donna!

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  34. Beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. This is such a simple technique and so beautiful! I could see doing a series of these! Thanks for the tips!

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  36. Simply elegant, beautifully colored and the ornament idea is fantastic! Hero Hostesses are still making an impact. :)

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  37. Your distressed tags are beautiful!

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  38. Beautiful ways to
    use the die/tag.
    Carla from Utah

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  39. Very cute idea may have to look into that

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  40. The tags are wonderful. Love the colors - you had a vision and I looked and passed them by. :( Beautifully done.

    So happy to be in this hop with you.

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  41. lovely colors--and I like the water splash accents

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  42. Those are beautiful They would make lovely tags

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  43. Love the ornament idea! Perfect for the holidays!

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  44. Love the idea of using the tag as a center piece. Gorgeous!TFS.

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  45. You can use that die anytime of the year. Beautiful water coloring and love the color choices.

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  46. Beautiful ink blended cards and love the removable ornament!

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  47. Wonderful inky goodness Donna. Love how these tags can be used year round!

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  48. These are so beautiful! I am in love with this
    awesome set. Adding to my wish list. lol

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  49. I love your beautiful blend of color on your ornaments! Very pretty!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  50. Beautiful idea! I love the coloring, just gorgeous :)

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  51. Very cool use of the tag die. Loving the colors.

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  52. Your projects are absolutely gorgeous! :)

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  53. Your projects are absolutely gorgeous! :)

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  54. So pretty. Love the die and your coloring.

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  55. Great card/ornaments. Love the platinum embossing; will have to pick some up.

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  56. Lovely cards Donna, enjoying hopping with you!

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  57. Beautiful cards Donna!!! The colors are so pretty

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  58. There are so many possibilities with this die .... Love it! TFS.

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  59. Donna, you always use the prettiest colors! Gorgeous cards! So fun hopping with you today! ♥

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  60. Awesome cards. The colors are so pretty. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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  61. Oh Donna, your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Your ornaments look fantastic with the gorgeous colours and water splattering! What wonderful gifts for the recipients to hang on their Christmas trees! It's been so much fun hopping with you again :)

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  62. What a lovely die! I adore my distress inks too. They are so great to use for different techniques. Beautiful cards!

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  63. Love the delicate look of the dies. The coloring you used on your cards are beautiful!

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  64. Great tags--love the distress ink blending on watercolor, one of my favorite things to do!

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  65. These tags are so elegant - thanks for sharing:)

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  66. Oh I love the idea of snipping off the tag hanger part so you can use this all year long...

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  67. Fantastic tag cards. Incredibly detailed yet quite convenient for mass production allowing time to spend it writing inside wishes. Lovely combo. Cheers!

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  68. Those tags are simply beautiful. Thank-you for the inspiration :))

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  69. Those tags are simply beautiful. Thank-you for the inspiration :))

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  70. I love the wY you used that tag! The colors are just stunning!

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  71. Stunning cards, Donna! I love how you used that tag set in two different colours, removing the tab from the first one. It’s been so fun hopping with all my hostess sisters again!

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  72. Whether medallions, or ornaments, or tags, these are lovely! Gorgeous showcases, my friend!
    Hugs~c

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  73. the shading on the ornaments is great.
    Wonderful colors.
    thanks for sharing.

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  74. Like the ombre coloring on these.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  75. Wow! Love the ink colors and that die is gorgeous!

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  76. two wonderful cards,Donna - love the colors you chose!

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  77. Looks like we all love those colors for a Christmas card! Nice work!

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  78. I love your beautiful style, Donna! These colorful cards are stunning eye-candy! So happy to be part of another hosti hop!

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  79. That die-cut is so pretty with the colors you chose!

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  80. Bright, pretty and very Christmasy! I love these!

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  81. Love those medallions with the ombre inks!! Thanks for sharing.

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  82. I love this die. I am a big fan of things that can be used in multiple ways, and this one certainly fits the bill. Thank you for sharing a technique I might actually be able to do! (Although I still need practice with my heat embossing!)

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  83. Oh so pretty! Love the colours of your cards/tags!

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  84. Absolutely beautiful!!! Love the colors on the white cardstock. Would you mind sharing the Distress colors you used? Thank you for sharing...

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  85. I love the tags and the colors are so pretty.

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  86. These are so pretty--love the ink blending.

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  87. Awesome color combos on these gorgeous tags! Love these awesome tag stamp and die sets by Lia!

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  88. Beautiful tags Donna! You are the Queen of ink distress blending!

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  89. Super pretty, Donna, and not complicated. I love it!

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  90. Wonderful tags, oh, you KNOW HOW MUCH I adore your work, Donna! Someday, I will grow up to be just like you! Thanks, always, for providing your daily dose of inspiration, I admire it so much!

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  91. Love your cards Donna! Such beautiful inky goodness! :) It's been such fun to hop with you again!

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  92. Love these tags. And your inking is great.

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  93. I'm usually not a fan of non-traditional colors but this is beautiful.

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  94. Oh WOW! Beautiful colors on your cards, awesome!

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  96. Gorgeous cards! Beautiful inking on the die cuts!

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  97. Gorgeous cards! Beautiful inking on the die cuts.

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  98. I love how you colored your tags Donna! Beautiful cards and the platinum sentiment is so elegant! TFS

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  99. Love the beautiful inking and the fact that you made the tag into an ornament on your last project. So very cool and neat!!

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  100. Your cards are wonderful!! Love them and Altenew:)

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  101. What a great idea on the ornament card - really clever and beautiful too!

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  102. Oh these are just beautiful! The frame makes them look even more special!

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  103. Gorgeous - the distress inks really catch the eye!

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  104. So Pretty...nobody inks like you love love love these! and you....xoxoxoxo

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  105. I love these dies and the colors you used! I also like that you put them on small square cards instead of a regular A2.

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  106. Love the tags and water color technique.

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  107. Love these gorgeous tags, Donna; so, so pretty! Thanks for sharing these great ideas.

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  108. Love these Lia Griffith tags. They a re just beautiful!

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  109. These tags are just beautiful. I love the fonts for the sentiments and your colors are so perfect.

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  110. These are really versatile - great to use by themselves or with each other. Beautiful coloring job that you did.

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  111. Beautiful!! Love the ornament die cut!! Lovely colors!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  112. I am blown away by how beautiful these ornaments are. I am definitely going to make them AND you definitely have a new loyal follower! Thanks.

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  113. So pretty! Love the color combinations!

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  114. Beautiful and love that the recipient can use it as an ornament

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  115. I love the way you colored those ornaments! I too love those.

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  116. Donna,
    You won me over to the tag set you used for your cards and ornament. Your use of distress inks is stunning. I want to make some tags like yours!
    Thanks for sharing the inspiration in this blog hop.
    Cheryl

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  117. These are beautiful. I love how you colored them. LOL, I thought it was two different dies until I read that you had trimmed off the hole.

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  118. I absolutely love the ornaments and the distress inks, love love, love

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  119. Lovely tags. Great looking colors on your ink blending.

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  120. These little ornaments would make a beautiful hostess gift.

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  121. Beautiful cards Donna - love the contemporary design and your beautiful inking = all perfectly balanced on white :-)

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  122. Love these tags - colors are so beautiful! Thanks so much!!

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  123. Love the beautiful colors on your tags!

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  124. Packages would be so "up town" with these tags included.

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  125. This stamp set and die are beautiful. I can think of so many uses.

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  126. Such elegant projects and wonderful blending of colors

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  127. Beautifully ornamental ... maybe just a little pun intended =] LOve your splattered blending, Donna ... always!
    =]

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  128. Donna, they are GORGEOUS tag cards, just wow!

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  129. Very pretty die and the colors are beautiful!

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  130. I LOVE this die and the inking looks amazing, love the bright colors!

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  131. incredible sponging Donna. Simply beautiful ornaments.

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  132. Wow - lvoe the die and the colors!

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  133. How pretty! They really pop off their cards!

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  134. Wow, these are gorgeous and so soft, pretty!

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  135. Donna, your cards are so beautiful and elegant! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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  136. I love these die cuts and how you made them look like ornaments! Beautiful@

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  137. Your tags are beautiful! I love the soft colors and the sentiment in platinum embossing powder. They are very soft, very elegant. Thank you for sharing!

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