Friday, December 18, 2009

It's time to hop!





Welcome to Hero Arts' 2010 Catalog Blog Hop! The excitement has been building all week and the hop has officially started! Start here and visit over 30 blogs featuring ideas using Hero Arts' newest stamps!

The 2010 catalog will feature some house stamps and this row of houses stamp has a lot of possibilities--new home, a move, housewarming. After embossing the houses, I ink distressed and water splotched the "sky", then stamped over the entire card with the Friend definition stamp. I trimmed the image to make a smaller card and added a puffy heart sticker for dimension.




And here are two ATCs that I made with some smaller pieces using the same technique.

Stamps: New! Row of Houses (H5328),
Friend Definition
Ink: Distress Ink in Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Broken China, Spiced Marmalade and Walnut Stain; Versamark
Cardstock: Stampin Up and Basic Grey
Other: Clear embossing powder, buttons, twine, puffy heart stickers

I am so glad that I got to play with these little girls. They are so cute and fun to color! I tried to use different skin tones and hair colors and it felt like I was playing with paper dolls! There are so many possibilities for using them, too.

Here's a simple paper wallet to hold a little cash or a gift card. I used a Cuttlebug folder to give some texture and decorated with Hero Arts felt flowers.




On this card I trimmed off the heads (ouch!) and tilted them slightly towards each other for a "best friends" card. I also sanded down the embossed background to make the flowers pop.



Stamps: New! Sweet Wonderful You (CL381)
Cardstock: Hero Arts notecards, Stampin Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Copic markers, Sizzix embossing folder,
Hero Arts gemstones, felt flowers, sanding block


Thanks so much for hopping by! Now hop on over to
Lisa's blog for more great ideas on using Hero Arts' 2010
catalog stamps.

Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to the Hero Arts blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in the hop!

499 comments:

  1. Woo hoo! Donna your cards are fabulous and I love those houses, too cute. The little gift holder is so cute too. Miaowski sends her love xx

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  2. So cute! Those little girls are absolutely adorable!

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  3. DONNA! Love what you did with the Row of Houses!!! And tilting the girls' heads -- GENIUS!!!!

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  4. Donna.. you ROCK it!! Love your ATC with row of houses and especially i LOVE the makeover of girl from Sweet Wonderful You set.. the best friends card is soo cute and to die for!! what a SUPERB creations!! ;)

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  5. Hey Donna,
    You sure have been busy, you are right about the new stamps, they do look like TGF ones. They are so CUTE!!! Love what you created, so Beautiful. Got to get my hands on them, a shopping I will go... LOL
    Have a great weekend, talk to you soon my Dear.
    Hugs
    Denise

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  6. I love your cards! They are awesome! TFS

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  7. Oh my goodness! WOW! Your cards are amazing! Thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays!

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  8. Your cards are amazing but the gift holder is so cute

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  9. Fabulous cards, Donna! You rocked it! :)

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  10. Yeowww DDDD...lovin all of them cards here. Great idea to emboss the houses and the backgrounds are amazing!!!!! I think they will sell out today! Loved the wallet too....genius...thud etc etc
    Off to hop
    hugs, kathy

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  11. LOVE LOVE these Donna...you rocked it....i knew yopu would!!!
    Each one is just a Perfect Donna M Creation!!

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  12. oooh so excited to see the new stamps, love what you've done with them

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  13. cute, cute, cute!! love the houses embossed in white!! super cute!

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  14. How did I know you would just totally ROCK with your cards?! They are FAB!!

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  15. Sooo pretty! The inking is beautiful!

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  16. Love those house cards!!

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  17. These are adoreable! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Oh, Donna, these are precious - adding more to my wish list.

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  19. Love the houses and colors. Fantastic cards!

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  20. the wallet looking card with little girl is fantastic. stamping sue

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  21. Donna, your cards are so cute...love the wallet....WOW

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  22. I love how you have used the houses. Great stamp.

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  23. Oh, your cards are great!! Love the houses especially. Yummy colors, fabulous stamping. Looks really cute with the red heart!

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  24. love your cards and all the great choice of colors. The stamps are wonderful

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  25. Houses are my fav! I'll be checking in, Love your cards!

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  26. The house background colours are amazing Donna and the wallet idea is so cute!

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  27. Love your house cards, the backgrounds are stunning..

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  28. love what you did by cutting off their heads!! hahaha!! very cute cards/idears!! thanks for sharing!!

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  29. Thank you so much for the inspiration! This blog hop is fun!

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  30. awwww very very sweet .. one more week for my order to arrive .. can't wait to get hold of the new stamps and have a try .. thanks for sharing

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  31. Oh girlie, LOVEY how your houses turned out, fabulous!! Love the backgrounds you created on them, and NO SURPRISE how awe inspiring your doll cards are! Simply in love with them!

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  32. The houses!!! What a fabulous look and effect!

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  33. Fabulous cards, Donna! Can see why you wanted to play with the little girls.. they are soo cute!

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  34. cute cards - hero arts has some great new stamps.

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  35. Such cute cards! I especially like the colors in the last one! So happy!

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  36. So cute, Donna! I love the houses...turned out great!! I also love the little girls & chose to tilt the head...so many possiblities with this set!!!! :) Beautiful job as alway...hugs!

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  37. GASP and DROOL my friend!! Love everything!!
    XO

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  38. I love the tilted head on the doll.. just like she was listening... love your houses too... fantastic cards!

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  39. Cute cards, Donna! I love the embossed row of houses - and that heart sticker is a perfect addition! The little girls are so sweet! I like how you modified the images to better suit the last card! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Sharon D. in Canada

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  40. Donna, stunning, stunning, stunning. Adore all your cards... wow ... amazing creations. x

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  41. Okay, you win! I would NEVER have thought to cut their heads off and tilt them to create that best friends pose! That is the most awesome idea, and so very simple!
    All I can do is HOPE that when I have an opportunity to do something so easy for so much effect, I'll think of it!

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  42. WOW what awesome embossed backgrounds you created. Love your cards. I love how you made the houses white against a wonderful inked background!!q

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  43. I love how you created the "sky" on the houses cards - great inspiration.

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  44. That wallet looks real! Great Job!

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  45. Love your ideas for these 2 stamps!

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  46. just lovely cards, tilting the heads---brilliant.

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  47. gorgeous, donna! lol, the snow falling effect really adds to the house card, created such a beautiful wintery scene. :P

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  48. Donna, love what you have done with the houses, and I forgive you for chopping off the girls heads!!!! they do look rather cute with a tilt! Your copic colouring is incredible!!!

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  49. Donna, love what you have done with the houses, and I forgive you for chopping off the girls heads!!!! they do look rather cute with a tilt! Your copic colouring is incredible!!!

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  50. Love the best friends card! great idea to tilt their heads!!

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  51. such sweet cards! the houses are so pretty, and tilting the girls' heads was a great idea!!

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  52. Thanks for all the great ideas--the backgrounds for the houses and the adorable girls with their faces touching. What wonderful cards!

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  53. Amazing, Donna! Love your cards! What a great idea to clear emboss...It has been fun hopping with you!! Your work inspires me.

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  54. Just love the little girls stamps. great idea tilting the heads. So creative. Thanks for the idea.

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  55. Oh my goodness, Donna! You've added a whole new dimension to these new stamps. I love the beautiful creativity in these cards, all I can say is WOW!

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  56. These are some of the most beautiful cards I've seen. Your techniques are amazing. Thanks for inspiring me and making me want those girl stamps even more!

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  57. OMG!!! I love your row house cards!! AWESOME!!

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  58. Beautiful colors --- love those houses!

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  59. Girls are so sweet and love colors for house card. Thanks to you and rest of bloggers!!

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  60. Donna...You are so talented! I love what you've made with the new stamps...awesome!

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  61. Oh Donna!! I just fell off the chair and picked myself up !! Love the row of houses and the doll cards!! You are simply AMAZING!!!

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  62. Love what you've done with the row of houses Donna. Right up my street (sorry about the pun!). Your idea with the little girls is great too-might be a bit ouch but it really makes them look more 3D
    Thanks for sharing.

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  63. My goodness, Donna! Such wonderful projects! So fabulous! I love how you tilted the girls heads! Wonderful detail!

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  64. cute little wallet - what little girl wouldn't want one? The row of houses cars are simply stunning

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  65. you have such fun cards on your blog. love the little wallet. keep on creating, and thanks for the inspiration

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  66. These are awesome ideas!! Love your ATC's and the little card holders using those girl stamps are amazing! TFS!!

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  67. soooooooooo cute and sooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!!! that's what I think of your cards. I absolutely love those houses cards.... awesome job.

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  68. OMG, Donna!! You totally ROCK ROCK ROCK it big big time!! Love all of your cards, you are amazing!!

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  69. Wowowow, Donna... Love your coloring on the house card. And the purse...oh, it is a great idea for a gift card... Lovely coloring on the doll... Great works, Donna... Love them all.

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  70. Love the splotchy sky on the house card. Little girl cards are so cute!

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  71. Yowers!!!!! These are amazing!!! Love them gorgeous!

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  72. Very sweet style makes for some very lovely cards!

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  73. I adore that little gift holder! :) Great job.
    Mina

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  74. so lovely cards. i like the skyline :-)
    greetings from austria
    sascha

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  75. Adorable! I love the sanded embossing and the houses too.

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  76. Love the background on the house cards

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  77. The paper wallet is just so darn cute, clever idea.

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  78. Sweet cards. Love what you did with the houses...nice how they fit on an ATC...love that.

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  79. Oooh, I love the gradient background on those first two cards. Stunning!

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  80. Fabulous cards! I love the houses and the card is so cute!

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  81. Your approach with the houses is fabulous. They really stand out against the background.

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  82. I really loved the inking on your row of houses card! ANd what a clever idea for giving money--the paper wallet! I loved them all. Thank you...

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  83. Those little firl stamps are super cute! Love the row of houses and the way you did the background!

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  84. Love those house designs! Terrific backgrounds!

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  85. Oh I love how you did the backgrounds on the house cards, and the little girls are fabby!
    ~ky

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  86. these little girls are just too stinkin' cute! I must have them!

    love your cards! I've admired your work on flickr, I'm glad to have found your blog!

    gotta hop!

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  87. After seeing your house card, that stamp is now on my wish list and the coloring on the little girls is wonderful.

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  88. OMGosh Donna these are all so fabulous! The house cards make me so glad you enabled me into that Friend background stamp and your coloring of the little gals is so beautiful... love the tilted heads too!

    And I've already placed an order for some of the new HA stamps this morning... I can't wait to get them! :)

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  89. Hi, Donna! Just love your cards and projects! I especially love the ATCs you made with the houses and friends definition stamp! Beautiful! Mahalo! :-)

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  90. Your work is amazing.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  91. Best house card of the blog hop so far!

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  92. Love the houses cards! They really are stunning!

    And who can't like those girls? They're so cute!

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  93. I absolutely LOVE your little house cards!! So inspiring!

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  94. It may have been painful to cut off their heads but the result was totally worth it! And I love what you did with the house stamp - so warm & inviting.

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  95. Yep- I am officially in need of the house stamp....LOVING it! Fabulous projects!

    ♥Lea

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  96. Fun Hop! What a wonderful way to wind down the year!

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  97. LOVE the houses stamp! Simply beautiful!

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  98. Donna I love your dry embossing techniques. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  99. Wonderful job! I love the SWY set, too cute!!

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  100. Love how you used the little houses! TFS

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  101. Great techniques and projects. WOW!!!! Thanks!

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  102. awesome cards! I love the little girls! They are so cute! Great for a friend card!

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  103. Ohmy Donna, just GORGEOUS!!! love it all!!!

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  104. You know the feeling when you find certain cards very appealing, but you can't really tell why. I have this now. I adore your cards, but I don't know if it's the design, the colorscheme, or something else. Anyway, thanks for the inspiration.

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  105. Beautiful cards as always. Love the "wallet". Super cute idea!

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  106. I love the embossing on the cards and the gift holder is adorable!

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  107. I like your work with the houses- nice variety
    thanks

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  108. Just love what you did with the little dolls/girls, especially the friendship card, very clever!
    Brenda U: South Africa

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  109. I really like the projects you've done. The distressed embossed background is way too cool. I need to try that sometime.

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  110. I LOVE your houses!!! And tilting the heads on the girls - how creative is that!!! Makes a PERFECT "best friends-card"!! Loved ALL your projects, Donna, truly amazing!!!

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  111. Talk about some super sweet cards. Love how you "chopped" heads off to make them look so sweet.

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  112. Those little girls are just so cute, you did a really job.

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  113. Lovely cards, and images are so cute! Hugs,moni

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  114. love the way you embossed the houses in white over the colored backgrounds!

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  115. how beautiful! i really love the coordinating twine and buttons in your first cards :D

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  116. I love all the details on the house cards, especially the backgrounds.

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  117. Donna, I love the embossed houses with the stunning backgrounds and the girls are absolutely adorable!

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  118. The girls are so sweet. So fun that you can make them look different. I love the houses card too - the background is really cool!

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  119. Fabulous cards! Love the cute row of houses and the great colors. TFS!

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  120. Donna, always love your work, and now I do even more with those great stamps. BTW, you must van the 'mi casa' set by now, right?

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  121. the wallet is fantastic what a novel way to give money or gift cards

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  122. The 'water splotched' effect is awesome!

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  123. These are all wonderful ideas! Love the wallet.

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  124. Fabulous cards, especially the one with row of houses.

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  125. Donna, Your cards are so adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  126. Love how you articulated the heads of the dolls

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  127. Your projects are fabulous, very creative you are!!

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  128. lovely cards, I love the houses stamps, just lovely
    -BK

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  129. Love all the cards Donna, but especially fell in love with the houses card. It's a must have for me. Love that text in the background.

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  130. Your house cards are awesome....they have to be my favorite so far along this blog hop!!!!

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  131. tpatti@windstream.net linda pattiDecember 18, 2009 at 11:33:00 AM HST

    I LOVE everyone of your projects, the colors, composition etc. :-)

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  132. I love the paper wallet card! Wonderful!

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  133. Beautiful! Your coloring is wonderful!! TFS!

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  134. I really love the row of houses card with the stamped background! Wow!

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  135. Hi,
    your ideas are GREAT!!!

    I love everything you did and enjoyed my visit at your blog :)

    thanks!

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  136. Great ideas here Donna. Love them all.

    Merry Christmas

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  137. Awesome row houses! Love the blue and green!!

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  138. Very nice work on the coloring, you do beautiful work.
    Thanks
    Happy Holidays

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  139. Great idea to cut off their heads to reposition them!

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  140. donna, your projects are amazing, as usual! LOVE what you did with that row of houses - FABULOUS! and you are sooo clever with those little girls... amazing. i just love it all! this hop has been so much fun... thank you for always being a constant source of inspiration. hugs, friend! :) xo

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  141. Gorgeous girls! Love the fab houses too.
    xoxo

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  142. Your cards and ATC's are fantastic. That house stamp is amazing with the creations I've seen so far. Thanks for sharing.

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  143. I so love those houses and little girls. Thank you for sharing with us all. :)

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  144. I love your projects esp. the technique you used for the house themed projects! TFS!!

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  145. Your cards are beautiful. It is so much fun to see what each lady is doing with each stamp. I can see that the Row of Houses (a personal fave of my own) was popular with all of you as well!! :)

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  146. Totally awesome, I love the little wallet! Such a perfect gift holder

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  147. Donna, your cards are adorable! I LOVE that friends card! too cute!

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  148. Oh yesq those little girls are already in my Wish list!!!!

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  149. Wonderful; very talented.

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  150. ooh, your house cards are dramatic and lovely.

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  151. Your cards are beautiful. Love all the new stamps!

    Debbie S

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  152. wow - beautiful. The house stamp card is my favourite

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  153. hi donna!
    the girls are soooo so cute! loved how you colored them! perfecto! they MUST come out w/ a boy set....
    thanks you for showcasing these new stamps beautifully!

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  154. Lovely cards, especially like the house one!

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  155. Your cards with the Row of Houses are FAB -- I'm Inspired!!!
    Gotta get that stamp SOON

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  156. I love the technique used on the Row Houses, very nice cards, thank you for sharing

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  157. great idea to chop their heads off...opps that doesnt sound good does it! you know what i mean LOL!!!!

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  158. super cute! Love how you tipped the girls heads :)

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  159. Donna congratulations on the blog hop. I love your cards!! They are so wonderfully done. I'm so happy for you :D

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  160. those girls are too cute. thanks for sharing! Nat

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  161. OMG, these are just the sweetest cards!

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  162. Awwwwww...Donna...love them all!
    The houses card ii so warm and lovely, and...the little girls...are soooo darling!!!

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  163. These stamps are beautiful. I can't wait to play with them.

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  164. Love the background on the house card. The dolly gift card holder is so sweet!!!

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  165. Wow! Those are so pretty! This blog hop is killing my budget!

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  166. I love your cards with the houses!

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