Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Hero Hostess Blog Hop: 2013 style!


Welcome to the Hero Arts Hostess Hop, featuring fabulous stamps from the new 2013 release!
If you've been following along, you've just arrived from Judy Jung's blog! I had the wonderful good fortune to meet her at Scrapfest last September. She is so sweet; we were fast friends from the first hug! I'm sure she delighted you with her Hop offering today.

As you hop today remember that Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments. 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 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

It's Happy Birthday Cards today at the Happy Heart!! I always wait until the last minute to make birthday cards, can you say procrastination? I'm turning over a new leaf this year and making a bunch of cards this month to have on hand for all those special people who deserve something hand-made. Here's some filled with Hero Arts stamped goodness!


Tiny Tags, It's Your Day, Essential Messages
Sweet little tags in citrus colors. I used the coordinating die (DI046) to cut out the tags as I'm not so fond of cutting things myself.



Tiny Tags, It's Your Day, Houndstooth Background, Envelope Pattern
Don't forget the guys on your birthday list (I usually panic at the last minute and throw something together).


Tiny Tags, Everything Flowers, It's Your Day, Newspaper Background, (and a tiny flourish from a really old  set that's a favorite of mine, Frames and Messages). 

I love that chalkboard look and did my best to imitate it on the Tiny Tag. Those little flowers on the tag are hand-drawn.






Just a little note: The patterned paper is from the new Pink Lemonade and Daphne's Closet Collections by Lawn Fawn- it releases in mid-February.

Now you can continue your hop today by heading to Sue McRae's blog, Inky Fingers. She's amazing; you will love her style!

blessings,
nancy

308 comments:

  1. Love your cards, Nancy!! Your work is always over the top. Those little tags are so perfect!!

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  2. I just love that you put tags on all your cards! Love the trio of little ones on your first card - such a cute design! The second card is so perfect for a guy - fab colors! How fun to use a bit of the chalkboard technique on your last card - love it with the pink - amazing design on that one too, Nanc! :)

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  3. LOVE your Cards Nancy!! I too Went with a Birthday theme....So Perfectly Done!! xo

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  4. Great cards!!! I love how you added a tag to each one of them! :)

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  5. Love that you "themed" your cards around those adorable tags, Nancy! I LOVE what you did with that big background flower stamp - I must have it!! Beautifully done, my friend!

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  6. Great use of tags, I have so many, I'm inspired to get them out and make some cards. Thanks.

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  7. these mini tags are super cute. love it

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  8. Your first card with the tags is just exceptional - beautiful cards you shared today, Nancy!

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  9. Those wee tags are so adorable, love how you used them on each card.

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  10. I loved the pink and black floral card. What a great combination!

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  11. The tiny tags are great. I can think of so many ways to use them. Awesome cards.

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  12. Darling tags! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  13. absolutely love these tag ideas on cards. great job.

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  14. Love, love, love! Nancy...the tiny tags on all of the cards are adorable...going on my wish list! I think your chalkboard technique turned out great...going to have to try that one! Love hopping with you!

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  15. Tags! and Tags on tags! Just got to love it!

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  16. LOVE how you layered you tags...the more the merrier!

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  17. Lovely cards! Love the "make a wish" and the "yippee!" :) Thanks for sharing!

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  18. LOVE your use of tiny tags....it is now on my wish list!!! I adore each one of your cards, Nancy! Wish you all the BEST in 2013! HUGS!

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  19. Love all these tag cards, particularly the second one (great for a guy).

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  20. More wonderful creations here too. I love all the bright colors and all the small tags are so cool.
    Really great work here as well.

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  21. oh wow, I like the cards! They are very funky!

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  22. I just love how you placed the tags on each of your cards...they are all truly amazing!!!

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  23. Nancy, I just read your intro and your kind words about me; you are, indeed, a special friend!! Many hugs!!

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  24. That big flower background is gorgeous.

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  25. Love those little tags. Especially love your pink card with the flower background. Gorgeous!

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  26. Nancy, I especially like "wishing you everything good". I've several people who would love to receive a card like yours. Thank you.

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  27. Lovely cards; I love how you used the little tags!

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  28. Muy buen uso con las tag yo a veces no se en que usarlas por lo regular las pongo de etiqueta con regalos pero me encanto como las usaste.saludos desde guadalajara jalisco ;)

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  29. Love your cards, the little tags are so fun!!!

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  30. Cute cards! Love the size of those little tags. My favorite is the first card with the trio of tags.

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  31. All of your cards are terrific. Nice to have a little stash made ahead of time isn't it. Love the colors and the details..Really lovely.

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  32. All the cards are fantastic! Love how you incorporated tags into all of them!

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  33. Love all the new Hero Arts stamps!

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  34. Nancy, I LOVE your use of the tags on all your cards. I've never been much of a "tag" person, but your cards have really inspired me! I'm adding the tag stamps and dies to my wish list! ;D

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  35. Brilliant cards. My fav is the chalkboard with pink, love your doodled flowers :)

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  36. Wonderful cards! The tags are great.

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  37. Love them all and am inspired to make some myself - love those little tags!

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  38. Love, Love, LOVE all of the tags! They are so sweet! The first and last cards are my favorites. Such wonderful color combinations and layouts. You do such beautiful work! Thank you for sharing inspiration so early in the day. Hope your day is wonderful! :)

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  39. Love the cards. The tags are great.

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  40. Great cards. I think my favorite is the pink & black card. TAGS --- who knew!!!

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  41. What fun birthday cards, Nancy! Love how the tags on the first cards are tied together and the fun details of the other cards. A great start of the new year! I hope you are all well, you are probably busy at CHA ? ;) Oh how I would love to be there againg ;)

    Big hugs from Denmark!
    Pia

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  42. Your cards are beautiful, thanks for sharing! It is inspiring how you used the tags in different ways!

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  43. Ooo look at all those yummy tags & backgrounds you used! Love them all, thanks for sharing!

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  44. Great job using those tiny tags!

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  45. I LOVE that Everything FLowers background and those Tiny Tags are a must have! Thanks for showcasing them so beautifully Nancy!

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  46. Just love all your cards Nancy, those tags are so cute, must add them to my wish list!!

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  47. I love tag cards! Your pink and black card is awesome! I need to make a bunch ahead of time too!

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  48. I love your cards! The way you used the tags is so cute!! :)

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  49. Awesome! I love that you used tags in making your cards! They are all unique and wonderful and an inspiration to those of us who love tags! It's a good idea to make some birthday cards ahead of time and I always think I'm going to do that! This definitely will inspire me! Thanks to you and Hero Arts!

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  50. I think you did a great job with the chalkboard look on the little tag! The tiny tags are just too cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  51. simply beautiful...love the tags!

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  52. Love the cute tag cards and the pink flowers is my fav. Your flower cards add beauty to the winter day! Thanks!-L. Berry

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  53. Super cute use of the tags on cards! Very creative. :)

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  54. Love your cards! All those tags are so cute!

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  55. The Everything Flowers stamp is one I will have to rethink as it makes a great background! Your cards a just great and I love the colors you used! Tks for sharing.

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  56. Tags and twine...LOVE it! Such a great way to display many sentiments on one card. Great work! :)

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  57. Great use of tags on cards! You've inspired me to try that more!

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  58. Great cards. Good luck with keeping plenty on hand

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  59. Love all the tags on the cards and the colors!

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  60. Dear sweet Nancy!!! I am not one of those tag kinda card makers but, you may have converted me. Your cards are beyond spendid!!! The trio is my fav If I had to pick one. Love LF's paper too. Big hugs and many blessings. Kathy

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  61. Love the way you showcase the tags on your cards.

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  62. Wonderfully creative tag cards! Delightful!

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  63. beautiful beautiful beautiful!!

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  64. I love the tags! The citrus colors are just fabulous too! Great ideas!

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  65. love the way you mix the patterns, great cards

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  66. Love the tags on the cards Nancy - stunning creations.

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  67. Beautiful cards !
    The one with the little tags is so adorable !

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  68. Lovely cards, especially the pink floral! You've really inspired me to think about using tags on my cards and to make B-day cards ahead of time. Thank you for the ideas.

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  69. The tag card is so cute! Great design!

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  70. Great idea! These beautiful cards will be great to have on hand! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  71. so happy to see this new die....I really wanted to see how it looked on a card. Really liked how you designed each one.

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  72. Lovely cards, the little chalkboard tag is especially sweet!!

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  73. Gotta say, I'm loving these little tags the more I see them and you really used them most effectively on your projects. Like your color combos too.

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  74. How precious are those tags! I just got the tags stamps and dies and I love the ideas you have given me.

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  75. Super cute cards, Nancy! Love the colors and the added twine! Great layouts too!

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  76. Beautiful tags, Nancy! Love how you combined the tag and the bg stamp together!

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  77. Those little tags are so cute! The Everything Flowers cling produces such a stunning image. LOVE florals! THanks for sharing!

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  78. I love these little tags! They would look great on a string banner as well.

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  79. Beautiful cards. LOVE the tiny tags stamp and die. Can't wait to get my hands on them.

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  80. Those tiny tags are 'swoon-inducing' ~ love 'em! This set has sky-rocketed to the top of my 'must have' list. Gorgeous cards; inspiring showcase! Thank you for sharing.

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  81. Oh Nancy, what wonderful cards and it's such a great idea to make lots of birthday cards in January! Love the way you've used tags in each of your cards and yet achieved such different looks! Your hand drawn flowers are so sweet!

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  82. Love your cards with the tags. Thanks for showing all the fun ways to use those stamps.

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  83. Always love your creations, Nancy! These are beautiful - the tags look like they will be a lot of fun to play with - love that printed paper too :) Blessings to you!

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  84. A terrific resolution to begin the creative new year Nancy. Such a wonderful stash of birthday cards you've come up with! Thanks for reminding me to stamp those simple line designs onto patterned paper/backgrounds!

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  85. Hero Arts has used one of my fave expressions "Yipeee" Great inspiration Nancy - thanks ^_~

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  86. Nancy what impressive cards with those tags! Truly inspiring! :>

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  87. Love the tiny tags and the flower background stamp.

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  88. These cards with the additions of tags are so delightful Nancy!

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  89. Nancy, I love the happy color scheme on your card with the little tags. I'm going to have to have the tags stamp and dies. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  90. I adore those tags and the accompanying die makes it impossible for me to resist. Thank you so much for the card ideas and "recipes".

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  91. Great use of little tags on the BD cards. The blackboard effect was nice on the floral card. Thanks

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  92. Love all of your tag cards. The tag set looks like a lot of fun & quite versatile. Thanks so much.

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  93. Great tag cards. Thanks for your inspiration

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  94. Great tag cards. Looks like the would be fun to have!

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  95. Beautiful cards. I love those little tags!

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  96. Love tags of any size, and your are adorable!

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  97. Oh my goodness - love the tags on all of your cards. The pink, white and black card is just beautiful!

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  98. Love these tags! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  99. so sweet--love the pink and black one esp!

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  100. Beautiful cards! Love that chalkboard effect!

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  101. I love how you utilized the tags in each of your cards--especially the first one! Lovely! Thank you for sharing!

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  102. I can think of many ways I could use those cute tag stamps! Cute cards. Val from IL.

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  103. My first time on your blog & I am a subscriber. I have a thing for tags--sizzix, sizzlits, cricut, silhouette. Love how you used them. Inspired by your scripture and what you do. I've been blessed, thanks. chiyo in hawaii

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  104. Little tags are cute. Luke seeing the items at Archeiver's yesterday. Really good to see them used.

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  105. great cards! I love how you used all the tags.

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  106. I loved this cards. The new stamps are great.

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  107. Nancy, your cards are so much fun, with such lively ideas! You rocked it, babe!

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  108. I like the contrasting colors you used!

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  109. Beautiful!! Beautiful!! You are making me so glad I ordered these stamps. I love what you done with all of them, Nancy - especially that last one with the Flower BG. Love it!

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  110. I love your cards! Thank you for sharing.

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  111. Those Tiny Tags are a must for anyone stamping stash.

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  112. I love your use of the tags in so many different ways.

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  113. What you did with the Everything Flowers is absolutely beautiful. Pink and black are may favorite colors! Thank you for sharing with us

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  114. I think my favorite is the pink and black on... Super cute!

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  115. Nancy, I love all of these cards with the cute tags!! I'm lovin' all of the new stamps. Thanks for sharing your awesome talent with us.

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  116. Hey Nancy - just love what you've done with those sweet tags! What a great set of birthday cards! Can't wait to find that Lawn Fawn paper in February!!

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  117. I loved those tags when I first saw them and you used them perfectly.

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  118. Great cards, those tags look like so much fun, I especially like the pink n black.

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  119. great way to use the little tags!

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  120. Those little tags are adorable. I especially like your first card!

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  121. Great cards! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration. ;-)

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  122. I need to steal your idea and make a ton of birthday cards too. Your examples are just terrific and beautiful. I just love that first card with the pretty new papers and sentiments. That is on my wish list for sure. Hope you had a great time at CHA.

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  123. I love your cards. I have been inspired, Thank you!

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  124. beautiful tags, love the card form the tags, and the last one with the chalkboard technique is awesome

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  125. I love how you layered the tiny tag with a bigger tag. Very nice.

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  126. Fun cards! I'm the same way with birthday cards - always last minute. Looks like you're building your card stash is a grand way. I especially love the Tiny Tags stamps!

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  127. Wow!! Lovely cards! Love the tags!!

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  128. Hi Nancy! I love how you incorporated the tags into your delightful designs!! Especially love the last card with the faux chalkboard tag- so sweet!!! You're so smart to get ahead on your bday cards- I have 5 family bdays next month and I haven't even gotten started:(. So proud to be hoppin' with you! Robin:)

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  129. Love the cards, and the tags are awesome.

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  130. I'm in love with all these tagged creations!!! And what super fun colors you've used, too! Such fabulous work! HUGS and happy stamping! :)

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  131. Fabulous tag ideas! Great inspiration and love how you showed so many different layouts and designs! Beautiful cards Nancy!

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  132. I love the little tags and feel you used them so prettily. The double tags are such a good and cute idea.

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  133. Nancy the little tags are so fun. Great ideas and love the pink and black card. Nice artistic touch!

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  134. woo hoo! Love all of the tags so cute! Thanks so much!

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  135. Great cards! I am loving those tags. :D

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  136. Love the tags and how you have incorporated them on your cards.

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  137. Great additions for your birthday stash--I like the chalkboard tag.

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  138. Great cards!! I love these new HA stamps!!

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  139. I love the way you used the tags for making cards thanks for sharing
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  140. HA stamps really rock. Love your cards.

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  141. Nancy - I thought you were at CHA! Ha - the magic of computers. These cards are so darling. I'm excited because I have the tiny tags coming in the mail right now! You have provided such great inspiration. Thanks, dear pal!

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  142. Nancy, I own the Little Tags set, too, and you have given me so many cool ideas here I barely know which one to try first!!! Awesome job!

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  143. Love all of those happy little tags.

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  144. Your little chalkboard tag is so cute against the pink background. I'm really liking the tiny tags on cards. Great ideas!

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  145. Those tiny tags are fabulous! I'm especially loving the bright happy, happy colours of your first card!

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  146. I love the tags on your cards. What creative way to use them on the cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  147. I'm a big lover of tags myself, every size. So I like how you've added all these cute tags to the cards. Great idea. Thanks for sharing your cards with us and for the inspiration.

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  148. Great start on your birthday card stash Nancy! These tags are the perfect touch, fabulous cards!

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  149. Thanks for the inspiration on creating such lovely cards using tags!

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  150. Great job on these cards. Those tiny tags are too cute. I like your idea of having cards ready for those special people.

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  151. What great cards to have in your birthday stash -- wish I were that organized! I really like your use of tags, particularly on the first one.

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  152. What great cards and that tag stamp is so versatile! Thanks for sharing.

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  153. I really love what you do with tags! So cute!

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  154. I love your cards especially the chalkboard one!

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  155. These "tag" cards are so clever! Thanks for sharing our talent!

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  156. Yippee! Your cards are wonderful! I really like the tiny tags. I'll have to give that a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  157. These are absolutely "tagalicious", Nancy! Beautiful creations!

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  158. Love your cards. You've certainly given me some great ideas for my tags.

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  159. Nancy, I love how you used those cute tags! And I love the pink flowers! Beautiful cards as always. So fun to be hopping with you this week!

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  160. Nancy I love your cards. I think the colours & stamps are just fantastic. I love all the inspiring ideas you come up with.

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  161. Love your cards. Those tags are great.

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  162. Love to use tags - yours are so cute.

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  163. Nancy everything looks fabulous! I never put tags on anything because I never found one with a size and stamp that I liked. Looks like you just changed my mind :)

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  164. Great cards. Love the flowers on the second one.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  165. Great inspiration here too: love all your cards, but I love the first one a little bit more

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  166. Great inspiration here too: love all your cards, but I love the first one a little bit more

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  167. Cute little cards. Thanks for
    sharing them.
    Carla from Utah

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  168. Super cute cards, Nancy! I particularly love your chalkboard tag with its hand drawn flowers - adorable.

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  169. Such pretty cards, Nancy. And the little tags are the perfect touch :)

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  170. I am a tag lover and your tags are great!

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  171. Fun cards with the tags! Adds a nice bit of dimension!
    DeniseB

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  172. I love making tags and I love floral stamps and your cards are just WOW!

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  173. I really love your card with the pink flowers! The pink white and black combo is a real winner!

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  174. I do love tags, and I so love all your cards! I never thought I could use 3 in one card, I love all the designs. TFS

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  175. Love how you made use of these little tags! Love all three of your cards but especially like the vellum over the background you created on the first card. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    Katie B.

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  176. Little Tags are very cute. Love what you did with them :)

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  177. Tags are always neat on cards. Yours are awesome.

    gettin' inky...

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  178. Love these! I could definitely do cards like these...i always try to over think it...simple and effective. More I just need to get them done and not procrastinate ;)

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  179. I love the tags and your guy card is great!

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  180. Oh, I LOVE your tag-alicious cards, Nancy! I'm pretty sure I'm getting that stamp set, too! You're such a great enabler! ;)

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  181. I am IN LOVE with that pink and black card! Stunning! Oh you can mail it to.... haha..just kidding. But I do love it that much. Just may have to CASE it! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  182. I do love a good tag! Your subtle use of the background stamps is fabulous. Really love everything flowers. Great job

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  183. Just love your cards Nancy. Your tags are delightful. Love the chalk board one especially.

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  184. Nancy your card are wonderful, love that you have used the tags, very creative designs.

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Thanks for your comments, I love hearing from you!