Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hero Arts Blog Hop!


Welcome, I'm so glad you've dropped by!  How thrilled am I to be a part of this 2011 Catalog Blog Hop?!!
I just love all the new 2011 Hero Arts stamps, I couldn't wait to ink them up and have some fun!

Hopefully you've just come from sweet and wonderful Judy's Living the Dream blog. If you've missed anybody or if you find a broken link, you can always go back to the Hero Arts blog for the master list of blog links: http://heroarts.com/blogs/club/.  Also, please email tami@heroarts.com and provide the blog address that has the bad link so we can fix it. Thanks!

So on to the fun....I was head over heels when I saw the fabulous clear set Wish You Were Here CL480; it features some fabulous chairs! 
Don't you just love this chair? I paired it with a new cling background stamp, Classic Fabric Design CG245. The frame is cut out from a piece of Teresa Collins patterned paper and I added the border stickers from Crate Paper's Restoration Collection. The sentiment is from the Wish You Were Here stamp set.


Next I made a trio of framed chairs using the same stamps: Wish You Were Here and Classic Fabric Design.
I also used an idea from Jennifer McGuire to add texture to the chair with the Envelope Pattern stamp S5507. The chairs were colored using Copic markers, layered with the stamped background and put in dollar store frames. I think they will look perfect randomly placed among the books in my bookcase.

I went soft and romantic with this last card using the new Bird Collage stamp K5503.

 First I made a background by stamping with an older Hero Arts stamp, the Shadow Stamp 1. I created a tiled pattern using Antique Linen Distress ink. Then I over-stamped with  Envelope Pattern S5507 in Tea Dye Distress ink. Then I stamped the Bird Collage using ArtPrint Brown Memories Dye ink. Color was added using pencils. I stamped a couple extra flowers to add to the bottom left side. The stamped image is layered with a piece of polka dot paper from Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934 Mini Deck. The sentiment is a favorite one from an older HA set called Anytime Messages.. 


~ Philippians 4:8 ~
Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, 
and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. 
Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

I hope you enjoyed your visit...I want to encourage you to leave a comment because every comment left along the hop gives you a chance to win new Hero Arts 2011 stamps!
Now I'll send you off to your next destination .....the lovely and talented Robin is up next.


blessings,
nancy

Sorry about the word verification...I've been having a real difficult time with awful spam. Thanks for understanding.

423 comments:

  1. Thanks for some more great inspiration, Nancy! And I love the use of that shadow stamp in the background.

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  2. Oh my goodness Nancy!!! ALL of these cards and projects are AMAZING!! Such wonderful use of the stamps...I am in awe!!!

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  3. Love it, you are so creative Nancy, what wonderful gift idea with the framed chairs, super sweet, hugs my friend!

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  4. Beautiful cards and of course I love the bird collage one with the extra flowers you have given it! Just gorgeous Nancy!

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  5. Wow! Fabulous creations, Nancy! Each and everyone is top notch!

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  6. Oh Nancy! You may already know that birds are one of my favorite things! Your bird card is gorgeous! But the CHAIRS!! I love chairs and actually have quite a collection...of little chairs, not full size! Well, I have some of those too, of course!lol Your chair card and framed chairs are FANTASTIC! I forgot there was a blog hop and was just visiting you! I may have to come back later and go on the hop! Thanks very much for sharing your talents, my friend!...Nancy :o)

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  7. OUTSTANDING CARDS!!!
    You are so talented!

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  8. Love that patterned paper frame in your first card! The subtle stamping of the Fabric Design in your sweet little frames is beautiful! What a clever idea! I'll bet they really do look fabulous on your shelves! Love your collage card too! Beautiful colors and the tile pattern looks amazing! Nicely done, my friend!

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  9. Love your framed chairs - the fabric background adds the perfect touch.

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  10. all your projects are fantastic, nancy!! love the bird collage card!

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  11. I **love** your projects...soooo much fabulous inspiration...love how you framed the chairs...that was really inspiring for me....great decor giftie!

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  12. I love the bird collage stamp too. Gorgeous cards! Margaret K.

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  13. I absolutely LOVE the framed chairs! what a great idea-might have to kidnap that idea myself- also, you bird collage is just stunning.

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  14. It's amazing what you have done with that chair stamp! The framed images are just so creative! Love all your work!

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  15. Nancy, your creations are different. Instead of flowers, you are using the amazing background stamps. I think I am determined to also have those background stamps. You did fabulously...

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  16. Love all your work and your framed chair set. All mso simple and elegant.

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  17. I LOVE your framed chairs, from the BG to the 'Envelope Pattern' texture -- I just purchased that fab 'Wish You Were Here' set, and have the other on order!
    Beautiful 'Bird Collage' too.

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  18. The bird collage is wonderful - I love the background you created and the coloring, too. Lots of inspiration here, Nancy!

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  19. LOVE these Nancy....your framed chairs are so cute and the Bird collage is just Gorgeous!! Hugs!

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  20. Beautiful creations, Nancy! Love them all especially the bird collage!

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  21. Love your framed chairs Nancy!

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  22. Beautiful projects Nancy. I love the Bird Collage card.
    Clare x

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  23. I love the bird collage card and the framed chair card too!! I am so inspired and you a wonderful card artist!! Thank you for sharing!-L. Berry

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  24. amazing amazing amazing!!!!!!!!!

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  25. Oh Nancy I love those chair pictures! Making art for the home is such a nice touch, and so lovingly gifted and received! Beautiful work and ideas in this post! Make it a wonderful day!

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  26. Your framed chairs are too fabulous for words Nancy!! And I LOVE the elegance of your first card and the vintage quality of your bird collage! Some serious eye candy! Hugs, Robin

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  27. ur cards are beautiful and the coloring is amazing!!!
    i love love love the idea of framing the chair. thanks for inspiring me

    x
    cathy

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  28. Gorgeous card and Project. Full of creativity and different card Styles. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  29. oh I love the idea of the chairs inside the frames. Excellent job and I bet they look fantastic!! Oz

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  30. WOW!!! Nancy, I love what you've done with the new stamps!! I absolutely adore your cute trio of framed chairs! And your soft colouring on the new Bird Collage is so very pretty!

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  31. Those chairs are just so awesome! I love how they turned out!

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  32. Love your framed chairs. Hubby does upholstery so I've had the desire to do something just like that to hang in our home. Thanks for the inspiration, now got to get the stamp!

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  33. Great designs--all are stunning. Catchy colors, too

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  34. The bird collage card is stunning. Love how soft & muted it is, would be a great mother's day card!

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  35. I love chairs! i love these and especially the cute framed ones!

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  36. Love that ornate chair in the ornate frame. Just lovely!

    Lindastamps at gmail dot com

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  37. Pretty, pretty cards! I'm really liking these new Hero stamps! Great job! The chair trio is fabulous!

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  38. Beautiful work as always. Especially love the bird collage!

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  39. Beautiful cards. Love your framed chairs, the colors and the texture.
    And you are right they would look great displayed on a bookcase.

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  40. Just so inspirational!! Thanks for sharing your talent!!

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  41. wonderful cards, thanks for sharing your talents!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  42. Yes... those framed chairs would look awesome on bookshelves. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  43. Nancy - how very beautiful.I love the layers with the bird collage. Very rich and lovely. The framed chairs are really cute, too. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. love the artwork so inspiring bethann d

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  45. Beautiful designs. I like your style.

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  46. ALL of them are a masterpiece!! LOVE them all! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us! I truly enjoyed all of your creations! You have gone above and beyond for this blog hop! Blessings to you!

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  47. Nancy, I love, Love, LOVE your trio of chairs in the frames! What an awesome idea! Superb colouring! And your collage card, of wow, so soft and beautiful! Awesome creations is all I can say!

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  48. Hello Nancy!
    I enjoyed a lot coming here for the blog hop, love what you made! Those chairs in frames are gorgeous, they surely will look pretty in the bookshelves! And your last card is my fave, it's gorgeous, such pretty colors there!
    Very nice!

    Hugs, Wendy

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  49. Beautiful cards! I see you've used the envelope stamp too! I have to have it becuase it is so versital. I like the depth it created in the chairs! Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Oh, such wonderful creatiions! Thank you for sharing them with us =)

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  51. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the chance to win more new stamps from my favourite stamp company.

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  52. Adorable! Love the "framing" idea. Thank you!

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  53. Nancy, these are beautiful projects and my favourite is the framed chairs! I love the way you used the envelope pattern on the chairs!

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  54. Nancy, I love the little chairs..they remind me of those antique etchings of furniture, except more colorful and lively! And of course the bird collage is totally dreamy and wonderful. HA did a good thing in choosing you to share your ideas and lovely work!

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  55. I just love that fabric background stamp! LOVE!!

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  56. Beautiful cards, my favorite is the bird collage. Thanks for sharing

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  57. LOVE that collection of chairs!

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  58. Your cards definitely are "worthy of praise." I love the way that you developed the backgrounds of the cards! Thanks for sharing your God-given talents with us!!!

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  59. Beautiful!! I like how you have used various images overstamped to add texture and interest.

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  60. Very nice, I like the framed chairs!!

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  61. What wonderful cards and I love, love, love the frames with the chairs Nancy! I'm lovin this HA blog hop!

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  62. Oh Nancy, these are all such wonderful projects! Fantastic designs and details! You are adding to my wishing list!

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  63. I really love your technique of layering color and stamps to develop your background on the bird collage card. Beautiful!

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  64. Love your cards. The first one, with the chair in the ornate stamped frame is soo great. It definitely says "I miss you". Love, love, love it.

    Oh, and love the Prov. 15:15 in the header. Very encouraging.

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  65. Stamps in your hands, the change in miracles!

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  66. Wow Nancy, your frames are gorgous!!! I just love them.
    The bird card is a real beauty too...you have really showcased these stamps

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  67. Love the chairs in the frames! What a great idea to add the envelope stamp for texture - gotta get that stamp and try it!

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  68. Great cards Nancy! Love how you used the envelope pattern over the tiles. Very creative!!

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  69. Beautiful cards, love the bird collage. It is on my must have list!

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  70. Fab cards, Nancy - that chair stamp is fun!! And I love the background you've made on the second card - wonderful use of stamps.

    Julie

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  71. Love what you did with the chair Nancy! I think I need that stamp now!

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  72. Such beautiful cards! LOVE the chairs--framed and all! And the bird look was soooo elegant!

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  73. Stunning creations Nancy, what a fun thing to do with the chairs, great in frames, fabulous!!!

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  74. Amazing cards Nancy...Thanks for inspiring.

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  75. gorgeous creations nancy...love the framed chairs.....thanks for sharing your inspiration...hugs kath xxx

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  76. Love what you did with the chairs and collage. How wonderful to have your own art collection framed and on your bookcase.

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  77. Nancy - absolute stunners. Love the chairs in the frames - neat idea.

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  78. The chairs are so cool but I just love the bird card!

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  79. Wonderful designs! I love those framed chairs and the bird card is drop-dead gorgeous! Lovely job!

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  80. The framed chairs are adorable and I love the bird collage card! These are so creative!!!!

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  81. love love love the framed chairs! Brilliant!

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  82. Beautiful creations, Nancy! I
    especially liked the chairs that
    you framed.

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  83. Love your inspiration Nancy. The texture-effect chairs are my fave - I think they'd make great home décor accents or 'new home' gifts!
    Thanks for the giveaway chance

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  84. Great cards! Love your coloring!
    DeniseB

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  85. These are ALL so great! I love the chairs and the envelope pattern makes them look awesome! The bird card is beautiful too!

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  86. Love what you did with the chairs!! The bird collage is gorgeous - I can never pull off that collage look.

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  87. Nancy, oh my! LOVE all of your projects! What you did with the framed chairs is pure genius! They look like pieces of art... truly. And your other two cards are simply BEAUTIFUL! Just gorgeous... what an amazing job you did! Hugs! XO

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  88. Oh, wow, such effective use of background stamps, and I love that bird collage. I definitely have to get me one of those, and the envelope pattern ;)

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  89. Oh, for cute! I'm in love with the framed chairs. You clever girl! Thanks for inspiring us.

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  90. Love your colors and use of that background stamp.Thanks for sharing your creativity. Wanda

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  91. Just more reasons to love that new fabric pattern background stamp. And all of them incredibly lovely. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  92. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards! you make me hurry with the bloghop so I can get to creating cards myself!

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  93. Fabulous cards--I really like the envelope pattern on the chairs.

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  94. What a lovely mix you've done for us today! Genius to frame the beautiful chairs for your bookshelves! Great post, my friend!

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  95. Very nice Chairs & creations! Luv that bird card. Very springy, and soft touch i like :-)

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  96. wonderful inspiration and projects! thanks for sharing!
    Pam Going Postal

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  97. Nancy, what a fabulous projects! Love everything that you created for this hop. Gorgeous!

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  98. Stunning cards hun, especially love those framed chairs! Jo x

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  99. Amazing projects!! love the chairs thank you

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  100. Love the framed chairs! w/pattern stamped on them! Gotta get me that pattern background stamp too! Really loved the Bird Collage!! Sweet!
    ~Vanessa W
    Psalm 83:18 "That people may know that you, whose name is Jehovah, You alone are the Most High over all the earth."

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  101. Nancy, the bird collage set is one I have got to have!! The card you created with it is simply amazing! SO beautiful. I also love the way you created wall art with the chairs; shows we have to think outside the box...lol!! Fantastic work....love it and your blog!!

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  102. Hi nancy,
    Wow, these cards are wonderful--very stunning and elegant.

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  103. The trio chair looks awesome. they must make a very good deco on the wall or shelves. and i like the Bird love you card. beautiful image. =)

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  104. Gorgeous creations!! Love the trio!! =)
    Hugs, SannaS

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  105. Simply stunning Nancy! Love the use of colour and I adore those new chair images! Wonderful work!

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  106. Nice idea to frame the stamped images!

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  107. Lovely cards! Those chairs are so cute! Such a cute idea!

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  108. Just gorgeous, Nancy! LOVE how you used the chair stamp, I was in awe how you cut out the pp to frame the chair, and the Classic Fabric Design goes so well with it! Noticed the envelope pattern on the chair frames right away, too -- love that technique! The bird collage is breathtaking; love how you created the tiles with a shadow stamp and overlaid it with the envelope pattern! Gorgeous coloring and the addition of extra flowers was perfect!

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  109. Love your trio of chairs - lovely stamp!

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  110. Love your work! I'm now a follower, so happy I came across your blog! TFS

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  111. These cards are so elegant, I love them! That bird collage stamp is so pretty!

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  112. I love that collage background! It's not my usual style, but seeing it used the way that you use it makes me want it and know that I can make things with it, too! TFS!

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  113. Love your site and the cards. Most of all is the blessings from God's Word, so touched my heart.
    Christie

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  114. Great cards! Love the framed chairs!

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  115. You created such elegant and beautiful cards, wow! Thanks for the fun!
    Susanne

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  116. Gorgeous cards, Nancy! And such a great idea to frame the chairs, love that!

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  117. Love them all, Nancy...but I have to say that those framed chairs are just the "bee's knees". LOVE them!!!

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  118. Beautiful. What a fun idea to frame the chairs.

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  119. WOW! Nancy, I love the framed chairs! Tha bird collage is so pretty and soft!

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  120. the trio of framed chairs are adorable!
    I loved your blog and will be back to check out your favorites lists. I like seeing what other people recommend for tutorials and videos and stuff.
    Thank you
    Holly

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  121. I especially like the card using the Bird Collage stamp K5503; very antique looking.

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  122. What beautiful work you do. I love all of your cards.

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  123. Beautiful cards. I like the framed chairs a lot! The envelope pattern is a great stamp for many uses! Thanks for sharing. Sarah C.

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  124. Outstanding! Love the framed chairs!

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  125. I love how different all three projects are! The bold colours of the first really pop and that frame is super cool.

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  126. Love the bird collage and how you used it.....give me an idea for some paper I need to use up, Thanks

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  127. You've got re-thinking of the chair stamp! Love your projects!

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  128. I love the bird card -- need the hint of Spring today.

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  129. Just love the chair pictures!!

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  130. So pretty! love the choice of scripture you used ;o) tfs
    Barbara

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  131. Yes! I do so love that chair stamp! I love all your creations.

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  132. Gorgeous cards, I love what you've done with those chairs. The style of the chairs works so well with the Fabric Design background. Thanks for sharing.

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  133. Beautiful projects!! I love the chairs in the frames ;D

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  134. Really cool cards, love the colors you used and the backgrounds, thanks for sharing us the catalogue =)

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  135. Nicely done... I love the chair too.

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  136. Love all your cards but especially the one made with the bird collage stamp. Thanks for sharing.

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  137. Those chairs look fabulous with that background--Like they were destined to go together (will be trying that very soon) and your bird card is perfection. So beautiful! :)

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  138. Wonderful cards. Like the idea of framing the card.

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  139. The card with the bird college is really beautiful

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  140. Wow - that bird collage stamp is on my wish list and now I really want it!! Just lovely

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  141. So cute! Love the framed chairs!

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  142. Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

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  143. These are fantastic! I love all the layering on the last one, and the coloring is gorgeous.

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  144. I love the chairs, they are exquisite! The vintage look of the bird is my favorite you are truly a talented artist, thanks for sharing

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  145. Nice work, love the chairs with the envelope background stamp, so amazing.....HOP HOP HOPING AWAY........

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  146. You are a great stamper--what variety you gave us. HA stamps are the greatest, aren't they? I enjoyed visiting your blog-very up-lifting. Thanks

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  147. Good idea for wall art....love the chairs. Thanks for sharing.

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  148. Lovely projects. Love that first card. Ger x.

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  149. WOW!! What BEAUTIFUL CARDS!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!! I also like your thought for the day!! =)
    Have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

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  150. What gorgeous cards and I love the framed chairs. Thanks for sharing your lovely work.

    Kat x

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  151. they are all gorgeous...can't pick a favourite

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  152. I really like the layers of ink in your stamping on those chair. thanks for sharing

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  153. Oh wow what a glorious bird! I'm going to have to take inspiration from you and begin to do more layering of my stamps!!! I'm love your little frames! Super cute!! As for your first chair it rocks!!! Tfs!!!!

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  154. Amazing projects but the frames are my favorites are so cute =P

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  155. Wow! I love the texture the envelope stamp gives to those chairs and such rich coloring. Such a sweet soft touch to your last chard - love the colors. Always love to see your work :-)

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  156. Your framed chairs are gorgeous!! The bird collage is outstanding. Love them all.

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  157. I Love the framed Chairs, they would look beautiful hanging on the wall! Thanks for sharing these beautiful creations

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  158. Loving your projects! I loved how you framed your work, great idea! Looks like something you would pay a lot of money for! Thanks for sharing!

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  159. Well yoy made beautifull cards and frames...did some inspiration, thanks..love this hopping...up to the next blog...

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  160. I like your chairs and your other cards. Thanks for the thought for the day.

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  161. Oh these are SOO pretty! I love the chair idea (must try!) and the gorgeous bird card!

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  162. The chair cards make me feel like I just want to sit down with a cup of tea and have a nice long chat...
    The bird card is lovely. Thanks for sharing how you did it, very helpful

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  163. Your creations are lovely! Very pretty!

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  164. Those chairs are very cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  165. That chair is just awesome! Thanks, too, for the thought for the day.

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  166. Wonderful projects. The bird card is amazing.

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  167. Thanks for sharing your art--the frames are such a cute idea for the cards!

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  168. I love the use of that shadow stamp in the background. Thanks for some more great inspiration, Nancy!
    Olga.

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  169. Oh I love the chairs. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  170. Gorgeous! Love your use of the collage stamp and so clever with the cute chairs! Fabulous!

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  171. Wow great creations Nancy!! I LOVE THEM!! :) :) :)

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  172. Wonderful and creative projects Nancy and love how you used the Bird Collage stamp!

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  173. I had never been to your blog before but then I started viewing past posts and thought "Oh, I know this womans work!" Wonderful

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  174. So pretty, love the collage bird stamp and what you did with it. thanks

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  175. I just LOVE that trio of framed chairs! What a fun idea!

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  176. I just found your blog through the Hero hop... I really love your work and your inspiration.

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  177. Great cards I love the chairs!
    B.

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  178. Such wonderful cards! Love the framed chairs! Brilliant idea, Nancy! Thank you for sharing!

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  179. Wonderful creations Nancy! Love the idea of the framed chairs to go around your bookcases! Your collage is so serene...
    Thanks for sharing!
    (Jenifer Ann)

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  180. The chair frame trio is such a neat idea! i really love the bird card with all the stamps on top of each other/backgrounds and bird. will have to try that.

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  181. Such wonderful inspiration, Nancy! I love the framed chairs. I can just see them hanging. Such a great, whimsical idea!

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  182. nice cards. i especially like the one with the bird.

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