Tuesday, February 17, 2015

2015 Hero Hostess Blog Hop!



Welcome to Day 1 of the 2015 edition of the Hero Hostess Blog Hop, featuring the newest releases from Hero Arts!  My Hosti sisters and I are delighted to be getting together again to show you some of the new stamps from the 2015 Spring Catalog!  You should have arrived here today from my sweet friend Donna Mikasa's blog, three umbrellas.  Her cards are always on trend and pretty, too!

I received 2 new stamps that are right up my alley, and decided to concentrate on those for the hop, making 2 cards from each one.

The first set is called Butterfly and Flowers Stamp & Cut, and it has a variety of stamps, plus 2 dies that can be used in conjunction with them.  All of the stamps have stitching details in them, which is a darling element, as are the button centers in the flowers!  Here are my cards using that set:

HAHH Butterfly and Flowers

I used the flower and butterfly dies to cut out those elements,  fussy-cut the second flower, and added some stitched doodling as the trail of my butterfly.  The sentiment is part of the set, also.  

HAHH Flowers

I had so much fun coloring the flowers that I just colored and die-cut lots more of them and arranged them around my sentiment from an older set, Made with Love, that seems to go with these warm colors.  And I sprinkled some sequins for a little sparkle.

My next cards use the pretty cling stamp called Tropical Background.  

HAHH Tropica Background green

It was stamped on an aqua cardstock with Grass ink.  My sentiment is from Dauber Bunch, stamped in Splash ink, and I added some peacock sequins to this one.

And for my last card, I stamped the Tropical Background on 2 different colors of cardstock, tone on tone, then trimmed out a panel,  stamped it with a simple sentiment (from Hello Sunshine Daisies), framed it in white, and added it to the first panel, matching up the overall pattern.

HAHH Tropical Background pink

Hero Arts will be giving away prizes from randomly drawn comments on our blogs. For a chance to win, simply comment on any of the stops along the hop on any day, including each day's starting post at the Hero Club Blog.  The more comments you make, the better your chances of winning!

If you find a broken link, there's a master list of the links at the Hero Arts Club Blog.  We'd appreciate it if you'd report any broken links to blog@heroarts.com.

Now please hop along to the last stop for today, at the talented Sally Sherfield's blog, Created by Sally.  I know you'll love her designs for today!  And I'll see you again over at the Hero Arts blog tomorrow morning, where we'll start again with another 8 of my sisters!  


246 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards Lin as always!! Your flower cards are particularly pretty!! Its been fun hopping with you again!!

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  2. Wonderful cards Lin! Love the whimsy of the button flowers and the elegance of the tropical background!

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  3. I love the color scheme in the Just Because card!

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  4. They definitely sent you the perfect stamps, Lin! Love these pretty flower cards!!

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  5. Such gorgeous cards! I love the flowers!

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  6. I love the second card! Very tropical looking and the sentiment is perfect!

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  7. I love what you did with the cards, especially how you used the Tropical Background stamp! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. great use of that background card. thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Gorgeous cards! Beautiful designs! Love them all!

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  10. All of your cards are great Lin! The 2nd one is my fav. I may have to order that set after seeing your cards. Beautiful!

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  11. No one does flowers like you do, Lin!

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  12. Love your cheery flower cards. The second set remind me of Art Deco!

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  13. Well, I can't see your cards (happens sometimes), but I'm sure they're WONDERFUL!

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  14. Your flower cards are so fresh and happy - love them! That tropical background makes a great focal point - love the colours you used, Lin :)

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  15. I love all of the stamps! Looking forward to more! Great cards!!

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  16. So excited for the Hero Arts new Catalog!

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  17. Hero Arts always has the best floral stamps and I always love your cards. You did not dissappoint!

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  19. Love the butterfly card. Your coloring is beautiful.

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  20. Lovely cards!! I sure enjoy seeing them Lin!!!

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  21. Love all of your cards Lin, absolutely beautiful. So wonderful to see different designs!!!

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  22. I'm ready for spring with all your pretty cards!

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  23. LOVE your cards Lin so Fun and Happy xoxoxox

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  24. Such pretty cards. Love the button centers on the flowers..
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  25. Very sweet stitched flower cards--I like your coloring. I also like how you used the Tropical Background stamp--great color combos.

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  26. Your cards are so bright and cheery! They really draw my eye!

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  27. Love these cards so bright and cheery.

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  28. Wonderful cards, Lin but I adore the last card! So colorful but still CAS!

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  29. Gorgeous.....all of them! Thank you so much for sharing ♥

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  30. Love your cards Lin, they are so fun and so full of Whimsy. Just awesomeness!!!

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  31. The stamp fairy made sure the right stamps arrived at your door! These cards are perfect .. love your flowers, as always. So happy to be hopping with my Hostess sisters. Biggest hugs!!

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  32. I'm in love the with the stitched flowers! They are so lovely!

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  33. ohh, I love that Tropical Background stamp.

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  34. Gorgeous! I love that Tropical Background.

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  35. As always, your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Lin! So happy you were part of the hop today!

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  36. Love what you did with the tropical background stamp.

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  37. These cards are beautiful and look so easy to do!! I love fussy cutting - you've shared some great ideas! thank you...

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  38. Wow, fantastic cards. Love that tropical background and those darling little sequins.

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  39. I am for sure Spring dreaming now.

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  40. Beautiful cards. I love how colorful they are.

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  41. Such cute and happy cards--love the button flowers!

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  42. I love the flower cards and the butterfly. Great coloring.

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  43. So pretty! Love that background stamp!

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  44. Lovely cards, Lin! Your style always inspires me; I love the beautiful colors you chose for your projects!

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  45. Gee I have not thought about doing a couple tone on tones and then pairing them that way. I learned something today! Thanks!

    You are a very good fussy cutter!

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  46. Beautiful cards...love the middle one and how the background carries throughout!! So pretty!

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  48. Gorgeous cards!! I love this new butterfly & flowers stamp set too!! The background stamp is awesome also!! Thanks so much for sharing your craft!

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  49. I have to have that Tropical Background. It looks so fabulous on your cards.

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  51. Lovely cards! I especially like how you did the flowers with happy, tropical colors :)

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  52. I love your cards. My favorite I guess is the stitched flowers and butterfly set card. So whimsical. Love the both the Hello Friend and Warm Wishes. The colors you used go so well with the elements of this set. The colors you used on the Just Because card are beautiful together. Great job! TFS

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  53. Very pretty cards--love all the flowers and tropical elements!

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  54. Lovely cards, esp the tropical background...gorgeous!

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  55. Oh, my! I knew you'd share something special today! Love them ALL, Lin! So fun hopping with you this week! Gorgeous work, as always, my friend! ♥

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  56. What great examples of using that background stamp. And the OWH sets.

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  57. I wasn't sure I liked that background stamp when I first saw it, but then I saw your cards and I have totally changed my mind! All your cards are wonderful, but the pink and green "just because" card using the tropical background is so eye catching!

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  58. I love the cuteness of the flower cards and the versatility of the tropical background. Beautiful cards!.

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  59. Lin I love your cards and can tell you, too, are ready for Spring!! Gorgeous Bluebird!!
    =] Michele

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  60. Gorgeous cards! I love the tone on tone stamping too!

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  61. That last card is just stunning. Great to see what the tropical background looks like. Love it.

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  62. If flowers can talk, I bet they are saying YOUR name, Lin! Love the bright and cheery design with these blooms! That Tropical background now has me intrigued! I love how you used it with bold-colored card stock! Very inspiring! :)

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  63. So many great things in the new HA catalog!

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  64. Such warm and beautiful colors! LOVE the flowers! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  65. Wonderful cards...wishing I was basking in the tropics!

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  66. Beautiful cards Lin! The last one is my favorite, I love that stylish simplicity of it!

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  67. Hi Lin,
    All of your cards are lovely, but what you can do with a background stamp is impressive! You have me looking at the ones I have with new eyes...thank you!

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  68. Lovely cards! All the bright colours makes the day just that little bit brighter.

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  69. your flower cards are always the prettiest!!

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  70. Beautiful cards and fantastic colors. Always love to see your work. Love the designs from HA that you used in your creations.

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  71. Love the bright cheery flowers & the new Tropical background is awesome. Wonderful cards!!

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  72. Love the Tropical background stamp and how you used it! Thanks

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  73. Love the bright cheery flowers & the new Tropical background is awesome. Wonderful cards!!

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  74. Oh Lynn, these cards so beautiful. The first card is so very Spring :) and the background stamp is surely create pretty cards. Thank you for the inspiraitons today!

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  75. The Tropical Background stamp is beautiful especially with the blue/green.

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  76. Your cards are all so beautiful. You truly did extraordinary outstanding creative jobs. Your coloring skills are absolutely stellar. You are one super talented gal that creates with passion.. YOU so ROCK!!

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  77. Gorgeous, gorgeous cards. Love the colors!

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  78. Beautiful card, with simply but awesome details!

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  79. I seriously love this stamp/die set. great versatility and sentiments.

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  80. Like the stitching on the stamped images that complement the stitched dies. Like the tropical colors on the other creations.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  81. Great cards!! Such beautiful colors!! Can't wait for the catalog!!

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  82. All 4 of your cards are fantastic! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

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  83. Thanks for the opportunity to win some great products. I love all the different styles of cards you've made.

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  84. Fabulous cards, Lin! I love the new stitched stamps and absolutely love what you created with them - they are such gorgeous cards full of wonderful details! Wow to what you did with the Tropical Background too - so creative! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  85. How beautiful! Love the flowers and butterflies :D

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  86. I love this Tropical Background stamp! Your cards are so bright and colorful--love them!

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  87. Love the coloring on your flowers. thanks for sharing

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  88. Love how you used the Tropical Background stamp Lin and your flower card is so cheery!

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  89. Just beautiful, Lin! You made that tropical background stamp sing!

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  90. love your cards, very simple and stunning

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  91. Absolutely amazing...but that's how ALL your cards are to me~! Love that you are part of this wonderful HOP! You ROCK Lin and have such amazing talent! :)

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  92. great set of cards - like that Tropical Background stamp

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  93. Great cards - you really put that tropical background stamp to good use!

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  94. I was having troubles with coming up with an image in my head of how the Tropical background would work...you captured it beautifully!

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  95. The tropical background stamp is just fabulous. Your cards are pretty too. Thanks.

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  96. Love how you used the tropical background...tone on tone always does it for me!

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  97. Just so pretty and loving all the bright colors!

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  98. These cards make me feel like spring is just around the corner!

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  99. I love those cards! Great colors, coloring and design!

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  100. Try as I might to get a "grunge" look to my cards I'm always drawn to bright, clean cards like these. Just beautiful!!!! Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  101. Such lovely floral cards, Lin! I absolutely love that Tropical background!! Fun hopping with you this week! :)

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  102. I love the last Tropical background stamped card. Very simple but says a lot.

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  103. Lovely cards! Really love what you've done with the tropical background.

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  104. Lovely cards Lin! Perfect stamps for you.

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  105. I love that you made cards with just a background stamp! Really gorgeous! The Butterfly and Flowers stamp & cut set are so adorable with the stitching on them and love that it comes with dies too! Your cards are so pretty :) tfs

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  106. You, and I, Lin....Flowers! Oh, we love our flowers, and you always make me want Spring time to come with your floral creations! So great to be hopping with you again!!

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  107. Wow, Lin, you've really made these stamps shine! Just love your flower cards - always a delight! And that tropical background - what great cards with it! Especially love the one with the sentiment at the top! Thanks for the inspiration - it was great hopping with you, my friend!

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  108. Fun how you did the 2 different tone-on-tone panels!

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  109. The cards are so cheerful. Love the colors!

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  110. Love your cards;they are so colorful and fun. I especially like the background stamp.Thanks.

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  111. Amazing..simply amazing cards! That flower set is a must have and the big background stamp..I'm dying over it! Thanks for sharing!

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  112. Love the tropical background stamp.

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  113. Great cards!! Love the bouquet you created in the first two. The background stamp across the two different color papers was a really nice touch with the white matte!

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  114. Your use of the tropical background stamp is inspiring. I'll have to get this one as well!

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  115. What a cool way to use the tropical stamp background. Love it.

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  116. Love the tone on tone stamping and your cards are all gorgeous!

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  117. such sweet cards. I love the fresh colors!

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  118. What a sweet cards. Love your background! Simply gorgeous!!

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  119. That tropical background is so pretty, and aren't the button centers cute on those whimsical flowers?

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  120. Your cards are beautiful! Love these new stamps!

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  121. What pretty cards! Loving these new stamps!

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  122. Great cards - I love those fun flowers in bright happy colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  123. What bright, fun cards! I really love the flowers on the first two. Thanks for sharing.

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  124. Amazing Cards :) love that green one so kewl

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  125. Really pretty cards. Those flowers with stitching on them are adorable. Thanks for inspiring me to make some sunny, springy cards!

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  126. I love these stitched flowers!! Your cards are great!

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  127. Very nice cards. I love the flowers with the stitching on them!

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  128. Such cheerful cards! Really like the tropical background in the blue/green color scheme!!

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  129. Love the flowers and that tropical background looks fantastic. I wasn't sure about it at first but I really like how you used it on your cards.

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  130. Your cards are so cheery!. Lovely colors and sentiments.

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  131. Great cards! I especially like all your background work.

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  132. Those cute stitched button flowers are great, and so bright and cheery. Those are my favorite cards. Although that tropical background stamp is pretty special too.

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  133. Your cards are beautiful. I especially like the stitched details on those flowers. A simple detail, but it help makes for a striking card. Nice work.

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  134. Such bright flowers, they look great.

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  135. I really like seeing the tropical background stamped the way you did. It is very pretty!

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  136. Lovely cards - love the colors you used - so bright and cheerful.

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  137. Fun cards Lin! Those stitched flowers are cute. I like them all layered up together.

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  138. Love the vibrant colors and how you used dimensions. You do great work. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  139. Great cards, love your color schemes!

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  140. stunning Lin. Your flowers on the second card are my favourite.

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  141. Happy cards! That tropical background is beautiful. I love the two colored card!

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  142. Sweet flowers and sequins are making me think if spring!

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  143. Lovely cards. I like the warm sunny feeling of your butterfly and flowers card. I love that tropical background stamp now that I see it stamped out - its more versatile than I thought.

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  144. These are fantastic! Love that green background, and the cheerful colors of the flowers.

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  145. Lin first of all Gorgeous cards! I love what you did with that background stamp! The flowers are fabulous and so you! My favorite though is you aired out your apron and shared it! Mine is covered in dust and I would have to dig hard to find it!

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  146. How pretty your flowers are! I like the Tropical Background one - the colors are great!

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  147. Flowers and spring colors...refreshing!

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  148. Love your colorful cards! The flowers are just so pretty!

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  149. Your cards are always so sweet :)

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  150. Hey Sista!!! Loving your beautiful creations...so bright, happy and beautiful ... just like you! Do you know every time I think Florida I think of YOU? Sorry I suck at being a friend. :( xxoxoo

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  151. How fun are the new Hero Arts products! I can not wait to look through the catalog!

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  152. Each card is so sweet, Lin! Gotta love these new Hero Arts Spring stamps & dies & every product!

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  153. LOVE LOVE LIVE the colorful button cards!

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  154. Love the butterfly and flowers cards! The colors are so yummy!

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  155. Just love your colorful style, Lin! And that Tropical Background is showcased beautifully!
    So fun to be hopping with you and thanks for sharing your apron.... ♥

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  156. Great cards. Love the background

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  157. Wonderful cards!!! Love how you used the background stamp on the last one.

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  158. I love the blue and green colored card.

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  159. What beautiful cards! Love the colors!

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  160. Beautiful cards and coloring! I really like what you did on that last card with the background stamp !

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  161. Love all 4 of your cards, thanks for the inspiration!

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  162. Beautiful, colourful cards ! You will make some people very happy with them !

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  163. The green on aqua using this background stamp is so yummy! I believe now that spring is around the corner :)

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  164. All cards are beautiful. I really like the color of Just Because card.

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  165. Ah, your flower cards give me hope for spring coming soon! Lovely!

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  166. LOVE all your cards!! The butterfly & flower set is just so much fun and perfect for coloring! And the Tropical Background stamp.....super awesome...first time I'm seeing it on this hop..love it!

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  167. LOVE the stitching detail on the Flower and Butterfly set and your coloring and layouts are fabulous and that Tropical background stamp on the other 2 cards is STUNNING!

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  168. Your cards are very lovely. The Tropical Background stamp is fantastic and the way you used it with two colors was great.

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  169. The flowers and butterfly set is fabulous! I love your cards!

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  170. Beautiful cards. Love all those flowers.

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  171. Fabulous cards - especially the last one with the 2 tone on tone and matching the design!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!