Friday, December 18, 2009

HERO ARTS 2010 CATALOG BLOG HOP



Welcome to the Hero Arts BLOG HOP!! I am so excited and honored to have been asked to be a guest! If you’re following along in order, you’ll have arrived here from Kelly Rasmussen’s blog. If any of the links are broken, or you have just happened to come across me out of the blue, go to the Hero Arts Blog to see the list of blogs participating, so that you don’t miss any of the new 2010 catalog stamps being unveiled today!!


I’ve made 3 cards for you today using some of the brand NEW 2010 stamps.


My first card showcases the beautiful wood stamp called Silhouette Meadow Flowers. It was stamped on ivory music paper in black ink, then framed in black cardstock. This was set onto an ivory parchment card, adding the black dotted ribbon and flower and then the sentiment, which is raised above the card with pop dots.

Supplies: K5340 Silhouettte Meadow Flowers, AR137 Archivers/Hero Script Messages, Ivory and black cardstock, Paper Studio “Textured Cream Sheet Music”, VersaFine Onyx Black ink,
Unknown black dotted grosgrain ribbon (from Fika), Unknown black dotted flower and pearl (from Cheryl), Pop-dots




When I saw the What’s Perking clear set, I envisioned a china cupboard with coffee mugs hanging from lace-lined shelves. I chose the flowered mug and colored it with Prismacolor pencils in variations of blue, yellow and white, then cut them out and hung them from my shelves, finishing off with the sentiment from the same set.

Supplies: CL416 What’s Perking, PS507 kraft notecards, White cardstock for lace, VersaFine Onyx Black ink, Prismacolor pencils: light cerulean blue, sunburst yellow, Fiskar's scalloped lace border punch

The clear Antique Engravings set is beautiful, filled with these six winged creatures, plus two little hummingbirds, a ladybug, and three seashells! I randomly stamped all of the butterflies and the dragonfly on white card stock, heat embossed them in white, then rubbed on a rainbow of hues using Distress Inks. Then I stamped the largest butterfly in black on gold, blue, pink and green cardstock, cut them out and layered them, adding pearls for the body. Yes, that butterfly is the same one that we’ve been seeing in the digital Flutterbies set! I thought this sentiment from the clear Essential Messages set was perfect for this card; it was framed using the same four colors of cardstock.

Supplies: CL383 Antique Engravings, CL371 Essential Messages, CH137, CH136 medium and small pearls, White, gold, blue, pink, green cardstock, Detail white embossing powder, Distress Inks: spiced marmalade, broken china, worn lipstick, shabby shutters, VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Thanks so much for visiting; I love reading your comments. Now move on to Claudine Hellmuth's blog to see what she's created for you! Happy Hopping!
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!

408 comments:

  1. Lin.. you've created wonderful cards and i can't believe you use my ribbon on one of them.. Thanks for mentioning my name.. WOOW.. i LOVE all of your cards.. the colors and the new stamps are GORGEOUS!!

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  2. Hi Lin, I have cheated a little as I follow your blog it came up with a new entry before Hero Arts had started the Hop. Love your new creations can't wait till the stamps hit the shops in the UK.

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  3. Beautiful! They're all just amazing! Thanks for sharing your projects! I really like them all! Happy Holidays to you!

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  4. Fabulous cards, Lin! Your china cabinet is SO clever! Love the white butterflies on your gorgeous background too! Wow!

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  5. Wow Lin these are amazing...love the row of mugs...awesome idea and love the background on the butterflies...stunning
    Ok off to hop
    hugs,kathy

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  6. that butterfly card is fantastic!!

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  7. BEAUTIFUL Lin!!!! LOVE the butterfly card soooo much!!!

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  8. OMG, that butterfly card is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! you create the most beautiful cards!!

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  9. Love your cards Lin...just so perfectly created!!

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  10. I'm loving the Silhouette Meadow Flowers stamp, your cards are stunning.

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  11. WOW Stunning cards. Love them all but with the cups is my favorite!! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  12. Beautiful cards, i love the new flowers and the cups are sooooo great. thanks for sharing,

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  13. Hop Hop Hop

    Mary Smith
    Columbus, Ohio

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  14. Still loving those coffee cups, great job with the new stamps.

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  15. I love the black and white colors in the cards - the butterflies are really cute - like the layers - great job on the cards

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  16. Thanks, Beautiful cards!! merry Christmas!

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  17. Beautiful cards Lin, my fave is the butterflies, love the background colours on that one!

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  18. Great cards! Love what you did with the silouette flower stamp.

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  19. Simply fabulous cards Lin! Love that butterfly card!!

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  20. Lin, total perfection on EACH card, they are all fab! Your perking card is so sweet and delightful with the colors and the 1st and 3rd card have such an array of elegant colors to them!

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  21. i think the butterfly card wins!! just beautiful!!

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  22. As usual, Lin, I love all of your projects! How beautiful they are!

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  23. Great use of the new stamps! Love the brilliant colors on your butterfly card. Super cupboard card!

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  24. Beautiful, Lin! I love the Silhouette Meadow Flower stamped on the music background...gorgeous! The cups are adorable hanging from their shelves...lovely!

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  25. Lin, beautiful cards as always. x

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  26. Wow!!! Just BEAUTIFUL!!! Love your soft, beautiful colours!!!

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  27. I love your china cabinet card- so cute!

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  28. ALL of them are so beautiful Lin, have a weakness for the first card, so classy!

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  29. Such a diversity of cards. Love the colors on the butterfly card, the great fun cups hanging up and that silhouette card is just fantastic.

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  30. Wonderful cards - love those coffee cups that are so beautifully colored.

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  31. This blog hop is so much fun! You've done a splendid job on creating another piece of inspiration for us all.

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  32. love your cards - they are all so different
    thank you for sharing

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  33. oh me loves them all, lin! esp that first blk and white one, looks amazing!

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  34. Love your cards! This is fun, visiting new blog sites.

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  35. the china cups card is beautiful, but the white embossed butterflies is my favorite.
    Amazing colors.

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  36. Incredible Lin, love your silhouette card...so elegant and your cup cuboard....too cute! And the butterflies, incredible background and layering...you are ROCKING with these stamps sista!

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  37. The colors on your butterfly card are just amazing! Love it!

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  38. ooh, the black-and-white card is so great!! love what you did with that silhouette stamp.

    ~qsogirl from vegetablog

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  39. Wow! Love the black and white card, and the cups? Hanging from that lace-edged shelf? Straight out of my first apartment! LOVE them!
    I love your work!

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  40. Gorgeous! I love the elegance of the black/white card. Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Your cards are stunning. The black and white combo is so great. Must also mention the butterfly card. Wow! Just love it. I think I will have to copy your design. Thanks.

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  42. Amazing, as always, Lin! I will be using these cards for inspiration as soon as I get my hands on the new stamps!

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  43. Beautiful cards! I love the pastel one! It's says SPRING to me...and I'm already wanting spring!

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  44. OMG! Love your style! Bookmarked and signed up as a follower. Thanks so much to you and all the bloggers in this hop. LinLin

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  45. That's it! After seeing your card I NEED the Antique Engravings set. NEED mind you , not want LOL.

    Marilyn

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  46. Flowers, Coffee cups, and butterflies...Oh My!!! Your cards are beautiful!

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  47. Love the stamping on the music paper background and the butterflies of course!

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  48. great cards, but the black and white one is just striking!

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  49. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! Love the hanging tea cups and the dramatic background of the stunning butterflies!! You rock, Lin!

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  50. love your thank you card. thanks for the blog hop

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  51. Love that music paper background! Wonderful ideas and inspiration - thanks for the awesome hop!

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  52. Wow Lin! Love what you've done with the stamps. The meadow flowers look particularly stunning on the music paper. Such a clever idea, as is your china shelf.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Amazingly gorgeous cards, Lin!! Love all of them!

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  54. Oh my goodness, Lin! That butterfly is so stunning! I LOVE the different colored layers!

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  55. I drool for black & white cards. You did such a great job on it!

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  56. Hi Lin, love the ivory card with the meadow flowers on it. The mugs are a gorgeous idea and the white-embossed butterflies card is simply adorable... Shall try one..

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  57. I'm in awe over your first card.... STUNNING!!!!!
    I love the other cards too, don't get me wrong... but the first one is my fav!!!

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  58. Love the stamp over music paper!!

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  59. Beautiful cards - I just love the silhouettes!

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  60. the coffee cups are just too cute!

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  61. Your cards are beautiful! I love the mugs on the lace trimmed shelves.

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  62. Wow! I love the layered butterfly and the cups!

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  63. Love the look of the meadow flower card! Love the b/w! Also that butterfly just rocks!

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  64. What a great idea to put the cups in a cupboard! Love it!

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  65. I love all of your sweet creations...but the one with the Silhouette Meadow Flowers is so elegant - it is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing. You all are making me want to shop, shop, shop! lol

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  66. Hey, making the butterflies 3D was a great idea!

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  67. Those 3D butterflies were a great idea!

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  68. The hanging coffee mugs brought me back to my grandma's house. How charming.

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  69. Love all the layers/textures in your top card! And the hanging mug shelf screams, 'Lin had this bright idea!' Great job!

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  70. Love them all, but especially the first one, where you stamped on the music sheet. Wonderful!
    Eileen in NYC

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  71. Lin- I've admired your cards on flickr for quite some time, I've glad to have found your blog. I'll be back!

    Love your teacup card! and the butterflies are beautiful!

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  72. Smart projects! I love the cups - just like my Mom's kitchen, and the butterflies colors are beautiful!
    ~ky

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  73. your creations are absolutely fabulous Lin!

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  74. Love the white butterflies on the coloured background.

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  75. Your silhouette meadow flowers card is absolutely beautiful.

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  76. These are just wonderful!! Thank you.

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  77. Beautiful cards - I love the silhouette image on the music paper - so elegant

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  78. Beautiful cards! I love the overstamping over the music paper!

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

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  80. These are so cute! I especially love the coffee mug one!

    ♥Lea

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  81. Lin, the china cup idea is awesome. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  82. Hi, Lin! What? No hearts? Beautiful cards! I adore the last one with the white embossing and multiple colors. Just gorgeous! :-)

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  83. Love the coffee cups and how you hung them under the border punch.......

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  84. Absolutely Wonderful!!! I like how you create!

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  85. Amazing work with the new stamps!!

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  86. What a fun design with the mugs. love your work

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  87. this is so much fun! love your cards!

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  88. Beautiful cards Lin,the black and white one is gorgeus!And what did you say....seashells on the Antique Engravings set...Thats what I wished for ages! Cannot wait to see them!

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  89. I love the china cabinet! Great idea with the border punch.

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  90. great idea with the mugs! love it!

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  91. Good cards! B&W always a good choice. Colorful butterflies and the coffee card all good cards. thanks, stamping sue

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  92. Gorgeous cards, stamps are stunning, but butterflies took my breath away! Love them! Hugs,moni

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  93. Lin, these cards are amazing!!!! I love that meadow flower stamped on music paper, so perfect!

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  94. Oh my goodness, oh my goodness That card with the silhouette meadow flowers is absolutely SMASHING!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing it.

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  95. The black and white card is AMAZING!

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  96. Love the tea cup shelves. The paper punch is perfect!

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  97. Hi Lin! Totally blown away by your cards! You received the perfect stamps to play with! Love them all....

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  98. Lin, love your cards, subbed you on reader.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  99. My son is a drummer, and I've made so many cards using "note" paper - your's is just fabulous!! Thanks so much for sharing your talen with us.

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  100. They are gorgeous cards I love the sillouette meadows stamp and adorable butterfly cardjust awesome cards thankyou

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  101. Your cards are beautiful...HOP HOP HOP

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  102. Love your butterfly background and the tea cups!

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  103. Very nice, I really like the butterfly cards with the resist (I assume) technique!! TFS

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  104. Lin, each and every one of your cards is stunning! The Silhouette Meadow Flowers card is so elegant and I love how you have incorporated the music paper onto it. The dresser with mugs is such a brilliant idea! The background on the butterfly card is gorgeous and I love the embossed and colourful layered butterflies against it. Loved seeing your creations with the yummy new stamps!

    Heather Maria

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  105. I Love your Note of Thanks card! Thanks for sharing.

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  106. beautiful cards! you are so creative,
    TFS
    -BK

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  107. I love all the cards.. now I have to go and print off some sheet music to make cards with.

    Karen G (BC)

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  108. My two personal favs are the music and butterfly. We are a very musical family. ADORE all you create Lin. Thanks for sharing!

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  109. Beautiful cards! The colorful background on the butterflies is gorgeous.

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  110. Those musical notes are a fab idea :) Thank you for your inspiration.

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  111. I love the music paper and the dimensional effects on the butterfly! Just beautiful!

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  112. Those are all beautiful but my favorite is the last one, with the butterflies. It is awesome!

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  113. LOVE how you did that butterfly!! Beautiful!! TFS!

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  114. Cuteness! I love that butterfly and the shelves you made are super cute!

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  115. Love your color choices and ideas for your cards today.

    Merry Christmas

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  116. Loved your butterfly. The one set I kept thinking about getting was this one and did not, will have to go back and get it!!
    Happy Holiday

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  117. Rainblow butterflies are AMAZING! I love that the images are stamped in various colours as well to match the background.

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  118. Super projects..thanks for sharing
    xoxo

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  119. oh, lin... your cards are simply AMAZING! i am in love with that blakc meadow flowers on the sheet music... oh, that is SOOO pretty! and i noticed your vision right away with the mugs and "china cabinet"! and the gorgeous butterflies on that background... just incredible creativity. these stamps were definitely made for you! you made them shine. :) this hop has been so much fun... thank you for always inspiring! hugs, friend! :) xo

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  120. That butterfly card is divine. Thank you for sharing with us all. :)

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  121. Just love the effects you did for "A Note of Thanks" card - just beautiful! TFS!!

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  122. I loved the black and white card with the Silhouette Meadoe flowers stamp!

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  123. Wonderful cards, Lin. Just loveley as always :)

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  124. Lin, your cards are just beautiful! I LOVE the butterfly card. Wow! So pretty!

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  125. Oh wow! So much creativity! Thanks for sharing!

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  126. All of your cards are wonderful--elegant and playful--I like the background on the last card it was very striking with the butterfly. Thanks for hopping for us! :-)

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  127. These images look as good in black and white as they do in color! Love your cards!

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  128. Lovely work, especially like your butterfly card!!

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  129. Beautiful layering and overstamping on your cards.

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  130. these cards are a hit, I don´t know which I like best

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  131. I love the layering in the first card and
    the use of music paper under the stamped image!

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  132. hi lin! love what you created with these new stamps!! my fave is your hanging teacups! it's on my want list!!

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  133. Great job! Love how you used the patterned paper behind the meadow flowers silhouette stamp.

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  134. oh just love the black and white card! Wonderful

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  135. everything is beautiful, great cards! thanks :)Nat

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  136. Lin congrtaulations on the blog hop. Your cards are just gorgeous!!

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  137. Gorgeous flowers, oh-so-cute cups and amazing butterflies! Such beautiful cards.

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  138. Awesome cards! love your blog, very pretty!

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  139. wonderful cards! I love the colors you used on the butterfly set.
    Best regards,
    Sandra

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  140. Opps, I commented on the wrong post. sorry. Love your cards, esp. the butterflies.

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  141. Oh..Lin..love your butterflies card, the background are gorgeous...,the china cabinet is Soooo cute! and the card with Silhouette Meadow Flowers (I think this made just for you,Lin)...Absolutely Gorgeous!

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  142. Wow Lin!
    Your cards are awesome!
    Love the butterfly one!

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  143. Beautiful samples all three, but I especially love the creative idea of the hanging coffee cups.

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  144. Just amazing cards! I'm hard pressed to say which one I like best - they each showcase different techniques. Lovely!

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  145. I love how you used the music sheet background. Great projects.

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  146. Love these cards and your original style, have added you to my favourites, thank you for sharing

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  147. Fabulous cards! I love what you did with the butterfly stamps.

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  148. OMGoodness!!!!
    That butterfly is AMAZING!!!! I've done a layered one but wow! different colors? what an ingenious idea!!!

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  149. Hi Lin! Great cards -- I especially like the one on music paper!

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  150. The Whats peking set is cute. love what you did with it.

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  151. OMG...the butterfly card is simply stunning!!!!!

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  152. Ohh... those mugs are my fave!!! Love it :)

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  153. Beautiful Lin...but I just LOVE your silhouette flower card...STUNNING!!!
    :o)

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  154. STUNNING butterfly card!!! cheers Sandie

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  155. lovely use of the stamps (: very creative

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  156. Your cards are just beautiful. Love the stamps. Thanks for sharing.

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  157. Wonderful cards! I like the layouts and the techniques used. I especially like the coffee cups hung up--cute.

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  158. China Cupboard is very clever and looks like my Grandma's house. The Silouettes and the pearls for butterfly body and really great too! Thank You.

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  159. Love the hanging cups. Great idea. :)

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  160. How perfect is your "Note of Thanks" card? Using the music paper, the sentiment and the background...all just gorgeous with the black & white theme.

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  161. Very nice. Love the layered butterflies.

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  162. You reminded me how great just black and white look.

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  163. Love your cards...
    And your blog is super cute!

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  164. Wow, love the layering on the music card!

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  165. I so much love how you layered the butterfly. So perfect.

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