Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop Day 2

It's my favorite time of the year...Hero Hostess Blog Hop time!! It's so much fun to share this wonderful camaraderie with all of the talented hostesses. This is a group I feel very privileged to be a part of.

Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments. For a chance to winsimply 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 leave, the better your chance of winning!
If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Club Blog. Also, please report broken links to Tami.

You should have arrived here from Living the Dream, my sweet friend, Judy's blog. I hope you left her lots of comment love!

I just love everything in the new 2012 Hero Arts Catalog...my wishlist is a mile long! I love anything text and collage-y so I used that theme to make some Thank You cards. Check out the inlinkz links at the end of this post for all the products I used.


This card uses some Sticky back canvas and an old product in my stash called Shimmering Pearls. They work like Twinkling H2Os. Hero Arts stamps used: Newspaper Background and Greeting Cling set.


Next I tilted the butterfly collage stamp vertically and got all inky:


I used Distress inks to watercolor the butterfly, add splatters and distress the edges of the panel. The background is the Newspaper Eiffel Tower...I love this stamp! I left the background as is so the distressed panel would take center stage.

This time I stamped the Butterfly Greeting image on a patterned paper die cut label:


I stamped the Newspaper Background with Stormy Sky Distress ink on white cs then over-stamped the butterfly portion of the stamp with brown ink. I cut out just the wings and paper-pieced them to the panel. To finish the panel I added some more inky splatters and white dots with a gel pen. I also outlined the label with the white pen. The background is an old favorite from Hero Arts, Old Letter Writing.

The final card features the Newspaper Background and a great frame and sentiment clear set called Sending You Love:


I stamped the Newspaper Background once near the top of the panel using Stormy Sky Distress ink and again on the bottom with Art Print Brown ink. The sentiment frame was stamped with Stormy Sky, cut out and hole punched. The flourishes are from the Hero Arts/Sizzix Floral Stamp and Die set. A few gems and it's done.




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Now I'm sending you off on your blog hopping way to see the lovely Robin. Have fun and don't forget to comment to win some fabulous Hero Arts goodies!

blessings,
nancy
psalm 16:11


402 comments:

  1. Love your butterflies, Nancy!

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  2. Gorgeous use of the stamps! I LOVED seeing how you used the same stamp so many different ways and all beautifully! The flourishes cut out as a detail on the last card was a fab touch. Beautiful!

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  3. Wow Nancy, what stunning cards! It's wonderful seeing all the different ways you've used the butterfly stamp from the Greeting set and your last card is absolutely gorgeous too! Thanks for all the inspiration:)

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  4. Terrific projects Nancy! My favorite feature of any showcase is the one-stamp-different looks one! Great ideas and really showed something different each time! Well done!

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  5. Thanks for highlighting the various ways to use a single stamp - great for the budget-minded! Each butterfly is unique and lovely. Your layouts are all super, too. You know my heart is with the dear Eiffel Tower card....Je l'adore! Thanks, Nancy!

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  6. Gorgeous cards Nancy! Just gorgeous!

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  7. Such gorgeous cards Nancy! I love the canvas on the 1st card and the newspaper print on the last card. They are all so pretty!

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  8. I just love how you showed us the versatility of the butterfly stamp Nancy - each point of view is absolutely stunning! Your last card is a beauty too!

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  9. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS Creations Nancy...you have made me want that Butterfly cling set even more...just love all the cards you made today!!!

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  10. Oh my goodness these are all gorgeous! I must add each of these stamps to my wish list!

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  11. Love the Butterfiles! They are a big thing for me to use!!! Thanks for wonderful ideas!

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  12. All are so pretty, but I especially like your blue butterfly! :)

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  13. Great examples of how to use the various stamps!

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  14. I loved your use of the butterfly collage stamp. The colors were so vivid on the Eiffel Tower one, but I also liked your use of the canvas.

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  15. Nancy these are fabulous, I love that gold butterfly stamped on canvas!

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  16. With each stop my list grows :)) Love all the ideas you gave us using that gorgeous butterfly collage; especially loved the copper and gold touches - magic! So very honored to be sharing this day with you, my friend!

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  17. These are simply fabulous! I love how you used the butterfly stamp in so many different ways - I may need to make some of those for teacher card sets. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Nancy, all your cards are amazing!!! I don't even think I could pick a favorite!!

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  19. I really liked your cards. Thanks for doing variations with the same stamps... it helps me think "outside the box" for my own creations.

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  20. very nice cards, we loved the idees. we will used them.

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  21. Oh wow Nancy - stunning cards. The prints are not overwhelming in your series. Absolutely lovely.

    Marilize
    marilize(dot)paulsen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I adore your cards, they are stunning!!

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  23. Gorgeous cards! thanks for showing how you use one stamp in three diferent card. FAB !

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  24. Love how you used the butterfly stamp in those three cards, really shows the versatility. The Newspaper Background is fab in those two colors. Great job and thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. These are just wonderful! I love all the different looks you gave us with the butterflies. All so pretty, but so different. Stamping on fabric is one of those things I really want to try, so I think that's my favorite, but the coloring on the second one is stunning!

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  26. These are all gorgeaus. Love THE first one. THE butterfly stamped on Canvas

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  27. Fabulous cards. I love all the different ways you used the butterfly stamp, especially the canvas!

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  28. love how you used these vintage stamps - especially love the 3rd one with the image stamped on patterned paper and die cut.

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  29. Love the stamping on the canvas...what a beautiful outcome!

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  30. OMG!!. Lovely cards. So elegants!

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  31. awesome post I love seeing how to use stamps over and over while still making them look fresh. the canvas one is so beautiful thanks for inspiring me today

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  32. Love your cards. TfS pammejo1@yahoo.com

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  33. they are all so pretty! thanks for sharing.

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  34. Wonderful cards! It is really nice to see different ways to use the same stamp.

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  35. Love the way you've layered your images, combination of stamps and the colors you've used. Beautiful cards!

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  36. Wow I love the layering! The newspaper background stamp is on the top of the wish list for me! LOVE it! Thanks for sharing! Great job!

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  37. wow these are so beautiful...thanks for sharing..

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  38. Gorgeous work Nancy... love that butterfly! More stamps for my wish list, Jo x

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  39. Love the stamped canvas card! And I thought you cut out those flourishes on the "Thank you so much" card, but now see it was a die cut. May have to get that one!

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  40. Love the all your cards, especially the one with the fabric. Beautiful.

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  41. WOW - you proved how one stamp can make so many different appearances! Lovely cards!

    Julie MN

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  42. stunning. love how the same stamp looks so different depending on coloring.showcases their versitility

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  43. So very lovely. I love all of your cards. Thank you so much for a look at your cards. You have inspired me to use stamps in different ways. Thank you !!

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  44. Loved the way you used the same stamp many different ways .... all gorgeous cards! Thanks

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  45. Hilde van RijnsoeverJanuary 10, 2012 at 7:25 AM

    Wow, love your cards, great stamps! The first card is my fav!

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  46. What BEAUTIFUL sample of the stamps! I just love how you showcase them! The first one on canvas is SO neat and gorgeous! I am amazed at your abundant creativity, Nancy!

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  47. Beautiful ways of showcasing this gorgeous stamp and now it is a stamp which I really love!
    Gorgeous examples Nancy!

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  48. Love that butterfly collage stamp and what you have done with it! Your use of it with the canvas and glittery paint is so beautiful!

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  49. I absolutely love your cards, so much inspiration!!

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  50. Great cards! And you show beautifully the versatily of those hero arts stamps!

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  51. wonderful cards Nancy! Thanks for sharing!

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  52. Hi Nancy,
    Yes, I'm with you, I think I want everything in the Hero Arts new release catalog! Your cards are some of my favorites-I think I have some of the Shimmering Pearls myself! Beautiful, beautiful butterfly cards:)

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  53. Great cards! Thanks for all of the ideas & inspiration. ;-)

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  54. Fun cards! I love the sticky back canvas you used and also think that I really need the newsprint stamp!

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  55. Such wonderful cards, Nancy! I love your collage style and the different mediums you used! Fabulous work, as always!

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  56. I love the combination of canvas and sparkle! Just lovely! And the others are fantastic too! I love butterflies so this stamp is definitely on my must have list!

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  57. NANCY...NANCY...NANCY
    Your creations are AMAZING!!! I love how you used all the stamps and the butterflies - I soooo love butterflies-they are OUSTANDING!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  58. I really like the way you used to colors on the background in the last card. I can see i'm going to have to invest in background stamps

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  59. Love this stamp! You always inspire me and your cards so artistic! I love how you used the same stamp many ways!-Leesa berry

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  60. Love all the ways you used the butterfly Greeting stamp, you've showcased its versatility wonderfully!

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  61. Love your cards. They are so striking!!
    Bev.

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  62. These cards would be beautiful mounted and hanging on the wall! Absolutely stunning techniques!

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  63. OH wow! really like the canvas one!! and the monochroms too...maybe all, finally! :0)

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  64. Oh Nancy I love the way you showed 3 different cards using one stamp! And they are all beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!! All 4 cards are just great.

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  65. Love the butterflies cards, your use with the canvas is great. Marijke Maris

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  66. I love your use of the newsprint stamps!! I'm so inspired by your work!!

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  67. oh my-each card is gorgeous!!!! Be still my heart!

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  68. Hi Nanc! I couldn't wait to get here today - knew I would be inspired! Gorgeous cards, my friend! Just love that first one with the canvas - the shimmer looks amazing! Love the different ways you used the butterfly collage too! I think I need to get that Sending You Love, sentiment set - the way you attached it to the card with the string is wonderful, and I love that die cut flourish! Thank you for sharing your fabulous creativity! :)

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  69. Nancy, I've been a follower of your blog for awhile.
    You make the most fabulous & inspiring art!

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  70. Gorgeous buterfly creations!Hugs!

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  71. Oh Nancy! My wish list is also a very long one! I loved your cards...especially the first one with the canvas...that one was gorgeous! Enjoy that new grandbaby of yours!!

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  72. WOW, love your butterfly card!!!!!

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  73. Love your cards, they are all amazing and the color combinations are gorgeous!

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  74. Spectacular cards...one talented lady:)

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  75. I love the texture from the sticky canvas. Great addition to the collage stamps.

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  76. Gorgeous cards. Love the use of the sticky back canvas on the first card. The colors are beautiful.

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  77. Your cards are very artsy... Love that you showcased different cards using the same set.

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  78. Love that you featured Butterfly greetings on 3 different cards. Very creative.

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  79. Great cards, I must try the sticky back canvas :)

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  80. Love the variations on the same stamp, especially stamping on canvas!

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  81. Great colours and layering! Margaret K

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  82. Love the sticky back & stamp, perfect!

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  83. So beautiful all of them!!! Those butterfly cards are amazing!

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  84. Wow Nancy, stunning cards as always. I love all the variations on that fabulous butterfly greeting stamp, a real must have I think!!

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  85. oh, my, goodness!!!! all of these cards are exquisite!! i love what you did with the canvas on the 1st card. and each of the butterflies is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  86. Your cards are absolutely beautiful and creative. Thanks for sharing

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  87. Nancy, these are stunning! I really love the first one where you stamped on canvas and added shimmer. LOVE it.

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  88. love the cards, the butterflies and the use of the canvas on the first. Lovely!

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  89. Love your cards, just stunning!!!

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  90. oh wow!! gorgeous cards!! beautiful details!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

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  91. Love, love, love! Your cards are fabulous! So glad to see you use a stamp in so many ways--I'm always happy when I'm doing that! Your compositions and stamps choices and colors are wonderful!

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  92. Wow!!! Gorgeous cards Nancy. Love the Greetings cling stamp you used. You have convinced me on this stamp. Thanks for sharing.

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  93. Wow, Nancy! Love the variety of ways you used that butterfly stamp-just beautiful! And the newsprint bg is fantastic isn't it! I know what you mean about a looooong wish list!

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  94. Thanks for sharing, Nancy! Your butterflies are lovely, and I love the look of the canvas base for the first card.

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  95. Beautiful cards with inspiring ways to use one stamp so differntly. I really like what you did with the butterfly on the canvas.

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  96. Fabulous use of the butterfly greeting stamp and it looks gorgeous on canvas especially! I really must get that newspaper background stamp! I can see how versatile it is! Thanks for your comment on my blog!

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  97. Love the variations on the one stamp, especially the effect on canvas! TFS!

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  98. I absolutely LOVE your text backgrounds!!! Gorgeous work!!

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  99. love all your cards, especially the on on canvas.

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  100. Wonderful stamping and coloring. Your cards are outstanding. Thanks

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  101. The canvas card was stunning and the last card with the touch of gold color - loved it.

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  102. I love the different ways you used the newsprint stamp.

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  103. Good grief - these are all fabulous! I think my favorite is the colorful Merci collage over the Eiffel tower collage background - just beautiful!!!

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  104. wow nancy thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards...I'm having such fun hopping on and off the Hero Arts Blog Bus...hugs kath xxx

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  105. The first card with the sticky back canvas looks amazing, so pretty.

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  106. Nancy these are fabulous!!!!!!! I love the newspaper print must have for sure!!!!hugs

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  107. Your cards are gorgeous! and I am also in love with the newsprint background stamp.

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  108. Each card is a wonder in of itself. Love the collage effect you get with so few stamps. Love the butterflies.

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  109. Such stunning cards, Nancy! Love the butterfly stamped on fabric!

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  110. you have a really lovely style of collage! very inspiring use of the new stamps too!
    Thanks
    Holly

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  111. Simply gorgeous! Amazing what beautiful projects can be created with these stamps.

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  112. Oh I love them all! More stamps to add to my list, especially that butterfly cling

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  113. Such gorgeous cards, Nancy! Love how you used the stamp with the butterfly.

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  114. Great inspirations of the newspp stamp, Nancy!

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  115. These cards are all beautiful -- my favorites are the ones with the newspaper stamp background -- love the use of the sticky back canvas and the Sizzix flourishes!

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  116. Stunning cards- the palette is super!

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  117. I love that butterfly! Thanks for the inspirations and thanks for the chance to win.

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  118. Nancy, so beautiful! I love the second card the best, but love the different textures you used in card one. They are really all so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  119. Butterflies and paper print?! can we say amazing? thanks for those great card ideas.

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  120. Love the butterfly and Eiffel tower card. I already have the Eiffel Tower stamp...guess I will have to get the butterfly one now.

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  121. I love those butterflies. and such lovely colors. lovely. just lovely.

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  122. Beautiful butterflies with the collage effect...just divine! :)

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  123. Love your texty cards Nacy and also the many way you used the same stamp.

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  124. I LOVE the butterfly stamp, it looks really beautiful on your cards .

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  125. wow! that first card is stunning

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  126. These are great! Thanks for showing the versatility of the stamps!

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  127. Your cards have so much detail and are beautiful

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  128. WOW! These cards are absolutely gorgeous. I already bought the Eiffel Tower stamp now I need Greetings. Thanks for sharing.

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  129. Love butterflies! These are some great cards, love the vintage feel and especially the use of canvas!

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  130. I love those newspaper background stamps!

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  131. I am drooling over the first card. Simply stunning

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  132. Love your wordy backgrounds and butterflies! Very nicely done! TFS! rgauss at sbcglobal dot net.

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  133. You used same stamp on 3 cards, and yet they look absolutely different and unique! Nice job!

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  134. Love the butterflies and especially the sparkly one!!

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  135. Some of my fav stamps! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  136. You used 2 of my favorite things, butterflies and new print!!! I love them right now and use the all the time!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  137. I am so in love with all of the newsprint in this release!!!

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  138. Some very lovely cards. Amazing what can be done just using one stamp.

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  139. Love the different takes on the one stamp. They are so versatile any you have given us such beautiful examples.

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  140. All the collages are fantastic! I especially love the shimmering butterfly.

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  141. Wow...your cards are amazing...that butterfly is fantastic!!

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  142. You used lots of my favorite stamps from the new catalog and after seeing all these beautiful masterpieces, I know that I have to have some of them! Thanks for sharing some wonderful cards! I'm very inspired after seeing these!

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  143. Lovely cards and great ideas. Thanks for including the techniques you used.

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  144. Of course, my favorite is your 1st thank you card-awesome gold butterfly!

    Ruth M

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  145. Nancy, your cards are so nice! All of the stamps you have used are on my wish list - I love that collage stamp so much.

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  146. Gorgeous cards! Love the shimmer on the first butterfly card.

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  147. Beautiful cards, lots of inspiration! Thanks!

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  148. stunning cards, love the colors


    margaret kaznowska

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  149. Great use of the stamp. Love all things with butterflies, the golden one is gorgeous!

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  150. It keeps getting better and better! Love your cards! So much inspiration here.

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  151. I just love how you are showcasing these new stamps Nancy! Totally swooning over the stamping on canvas card! I just love butterflies!

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  152. Gorgeous cards! I love the texture of the stick back canvas on the first card, and that newsprint stamp on the last card is now on my list of must-haves! Great stamps!
    DeniseB

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  153. Love that newsprint background! Super ideas!

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  154. Love the butterfly stamp! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

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  155. your cards are gorgeous, i am partial to bkg print and butterflies, lol
    thanx for sharing
    gail w gwallenm at wildblue dot net

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  156. Love your cards!!! The canvas one is outstanding!! Something I have never tried. Love your blue butterfly too!!

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  157. I love how you used the Sticky Back Canvas - great work!

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  158. Stunning cards. Love all the ways you used the butterfly

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  159. All your cards are beautiful - love the sticky back canvas look.

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  160. Nancy, these are just AMAZING! I am in serious love with what you did with the shimmery paints on the canvas! But each card is so rich in detail... just beautiful!

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  161. The canvas shimmering butterfly it sooo beautiful!!
    How cool to see the same stamp in truly different looks!
    Thank you for sharing you lovely work!

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  162. I love the different ways you used the same stamp - very nice.

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  163. Glittery and butterflies... it doesn't get any better than that! Love them all! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  164. I really like that new Newsprint stamp. It's going to have to find it's way to my craft room. I like how you used the twine on that last card too.

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  165. I love the newspaper background and the stamp on fabric. Fabulous!

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  166. beautiful cards!
    bonjour de France...

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  167. Love your cards Nancy, all of them! So inspiring! That newspaper background is great! Love your designs.

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  168. Absolutely love the cards, thanks for the chance to win some awesome prizes!

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  169. Such amazing and creative stamping! All your cards have such gorgeous details too!

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  170. What gorgeous cards! I'm loving that newspaper stamp!!

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  171. Wow! I see why you like the printing stamps.

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  172. Loving all the newsprint.... Great job....

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  173. Beautiful cards!

    Diana K.

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  174. Thanks for showing showing how to use one stamp two ways.

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  175. LOVE ALL OF YOUR CARD"
    The butterfly ones are so pretty, each different. Love the stamps.

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  176. Nancy these are amazing! WOW!!!!! Thanks for sharing your creations, I'm always so inspired!

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  177. love the collage look
    Melony moore

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  178. love your ideas, colors and stamp use! the butterfly collage stamp is growing on me!

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  179. Just gorgeous. I love butterflies too and yours really knock me out.

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  180. Fabulous cards! i love the newspaper print stamp.

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  181. You have inspired me to get my Greeting Cling set inky! Gorgeous cards! Thank you!

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  182. WOW! Beautiful cards, each and every one. I especially like the one with the butterfly stamp on the label. PERFECTION :) Thanks for sharing your talent.

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