Monday, October 24, 2016

Hero Hostess Alumni Blog Hop


Welcome to the Hero Arts Hostess Hop, featuring fabulous stamps from the new 2016 release and winter catalog!

A wonderful thing happened in 2008 when I discovered an amazing group of crafters in the Hero Arts Flickr group! I found the most supportive, most encouraging group of women who nurtured my interest in paper crafting and welcomed me into their community! Hero Arts supported this group with contests, inspiration and with the Hero Hostesses. We were there to encourage all the members of the group. answer questions, comment and share our creativity! It was a brilliant idea and was very successful! I'm so blessed to be a part of this sisterhood and I am thankful to all the awesome people at Hero Arts for us giving the opportunity!

We always love it when we get the chance to do another blog hop together; it's a virtual reunion every time! Hero Arts assembled some pretty talented women and I'm always so awe-struck by what is shared during our hops. I hope you will join us in our Hero Hostess Alumni blog hop.

You should have arrived via Sarah Moerman's blog. She's an awesomely talented, tough act to follow, always thinking outside the box! If you missed any of the stops today you can start HERE at the Hero Arts Blog. And be sure to check in there tomorrow for more hostess creativity!

 I love all the beautiful images in the Vintage Wishes set!  They are perfect for creating pretty vignettes for cards!

 I added lots of Wink of Stella to the trees and deer.

 This card features the Coffee Cup Stamp + Die Combo. The sentiments are great for tucking a coffee gift card inside!

 I just loved stamping these fun coffee cups in bright colors!

Hero Arts will be awarding 4 prizes ($25 shopping spree to Hero Arts online shop) from randomly drawn comments. For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on Oct. 24th and 25th, including each day’s ending post at the Hero Club Blog. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning! (comment by Sunday Oct 30 by 11:59pm PT for a chance to win) If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Arts Blog.

The next stop on today's hop is the blog of my sweet friend, Tiffany Ervin! I know she will have something beautiful to share. Enjoy



233 comments:

  1. Nancy what a wonderful mix of rustic charm and fun colors! Love the plaids and how you played with them in both cards.

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  2. Oh Nancy, what wonderful cards! On your first card I love the mix of patterns and beautiful scene you created! Love the colours and fun details on the festive coffee cups and great idea about tucking a coffee gift card inside! It has been great fun hopping with you again:)

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  3. VERY nice job Nancy. Oooh I LOVE the plaids!

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  4. Great plaid card for a guy--or anyone, of course. Just a few elements and you created a beautiful scene. And the coffee card is super! Makes me want to run to the kitchen for some hot cocoa! Great project and thanks for the inspiration! kReN@afourthlife

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  5. Love the deer card, and the color green is my favorite.

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  6. Love the cards. The coffee set is great for gift cards. Thanks for the idea!

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  7. LOVE your cards...the coffee cups = 💚💜

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  8. Both the cards are beautiful and fun! Love the colors in both.

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  9. A lovely selection of designs, pretty colors!!!

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  10. Fun cards with unexpected colors

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  11. Love the color combination. You got to love the deer this year. Both cards were different and a great take on the stamps sets.

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  12. Great cards and awesome color combos on both. I love that you didn't use the expected traditional colors. SUPERB!

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  13. Beautifully designed cards! I love the plaids!

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  14. Love the deer card and the way that you mixed your plaids!

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  15. I adore both of the cards, especially the colorful cups on plaid! They are awesome!

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  16. Just love both cards, Nancy! Your circle focal point with the deer scene looks amazing on card 1 and I adore the colorful cups on card 2! Well done!!

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  17. I'm planning on getting the coffee cup set, and love your non-traditional use of colors!

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  18. Awesome cards! Thanks for sharing on this fun blog hop!

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  19. What a sweet deer card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. My favorite is the coffee card. I love that stamp set.

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  21. Get out those patterned papers and go. Love them.

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  22. Great cards. Love the detail all the stitched and cross stitched dies give to your projects.

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  23. Lovely cards!! Love the deer card!! The papers are so pretty!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  24. Love the pattern paper backgrounds.

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  25. Love the plaid papers with the mix of low key colors on card 1 and the fun colors on the second. Coffee cups are amazing!

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  26. Lovely cards, I really like the Vintage Christmas set.

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  27. Great cards. I like the use of plaid paper on both.

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  28. Love the vintage feel of your first card and the bright and cheerful colors and feel of your second card. Very different cards but both are lovely.

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  29. Great use of plaids! So many creative ideas! Thanks!

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  30. Nice cards! They are a stand out and so unique! I love seeing cards that are so fun and inspiring!Thanks for sharing.

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  31. I think I'll try doing a deer too! Love the plaid and new colors. Very light and fresh. Airy looking!

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  32. Really like that coffee card. I NEED that set.

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  33. You always have the neatest designs, Nancy - love especially the unique colors you used for the coffee card, and how the plaids unite both cards! So happy to be all together again this week!

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  34. Great cards! Thanks for sharing them!

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  35. Hi Nanc! Man, do I ever love your awesome, unique cards! The colors and designs are wonderful! I've really enjoyed getting back together with you and all the hostesses! Sending hugs to you! ♥

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  36. I love your mixing of tiny details such as the two stitching patterns and mixing plaids. Such beautiful cards!

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  37. Gorgeous cards Nancy, I love the Green and Purple of your coffee set, stunning!!

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  38. Both are lovely cards, but your deer card is amazing! It is so detailed, and so unique! Thank you for sharing your creations with us!

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  39. I love the stitching and plaid on the first card. What a great idea to use the second one for coffee gift cards.

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  40. Yep that wink of stella added a lot... and purple and green, KAPOW! I love it!

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  41. Gorgeous cards, Nancy! You have such a way with COLOR! I'm super happy to be hopping with you again! Hugs!

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  42. Love your cards, Nancy! The wintery scene is fabulous and I love the colors you chose for the coffee card!!

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  43. Beautiful, Nancy! Thank you for your inspiration!

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  44. How pretty your cards
    are and love the colors
    of the coffee cups.
    Carla from Utah

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  45. Very pretty cards. Love the masculine feel to the first and love the colors you used on the 2nd.

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  46. Love, love, love how different both cards are, Nancy! The first one so rich and gentle and soft in nature! Your coffee cups are super bright and colorful and makes me happy on this rainy day! We sure go way back, don't we?! Happy to be hopping with you, as always!

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  47. The plaids and the checks and the designs of both these cards give them that old-fashioned Christmas feeling. Just perfect for the season, I think!

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  48. I love the color combos! Great cards!

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  49. Such different feel to the two cards even though they both have plaid patterned paper. Marvellous.

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  50. Both cards are lovely - especially love your non-traditional colored coffee card - very inspiring:)

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  51. Awesome cards. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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  52. Great cards. Love the deer card especially.

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  53. Beautiful cards, love the serene Christmas scene, Nancy! Hugs and blessings!

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  54. Great cards and winter release!

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  55. The plaids are a great background for your fist card and the colour combo of your second card is perfect!

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  56. Gorgeous cards, Nancy! I love your sweet Vintage Wishes scene and the colour combo of the coffee card is amazing. It’s been so fun hopping with all my hostess sisters again!

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  57. These are great, Nancy! I especially love the non-traditional colors on the coffee card!

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  58. Such fun cards! Love the deer!

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  59. I like both of your cards. I really like the card with the deer it really is a nice card.

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  60. love the colors that you used.. it's fun to mix up non traditional colors in holiday cards!!

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  61. Awesome cards! Loving all the plaid! :)

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  62. Great cards - several of my kids and friends would love the coffee card! Both cards would be great for the holidays! Thanks so much!

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  63. Great deer scene in the circle; love the plaid look on the background.

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  64. Both so beautiful, absolutely love the subtle shimmer on the first, and nontraditional colors on the second look spectacular!

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  65. Bedazzled by your beautiful cards! The forest scene is wonderfully peaceful; the coffee cups delightfully heart-warming! Festive spirit soaring...
    ~carol

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  66. Both of your cards are SO warm and inviting...just like YOU, Nancy! I love the warm tones in both cards and the use of dies is awesome! Happy to be hopping along with you! I sure feel blessed to be in the hostess group! :)

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  67. Great cards. Love the colors of the cups. TFS

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  68. The first card is so masculine.
    I'll use this idea for my son's card.
    Love the cups with their messages
    on the second.
    Wonderful cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  69. Both cards are great. Love the stamps. tfs

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  70. Beautiful cards! Love the winter scene on the first one and the whimsy feel of the second and such fun colors!

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  71. Great cards especially the cup card. Very unique and beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  72. Great cards! I love plaid and your plaid backgrounds are perfect!

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  73. two great cards Nancy - love the colors you used!

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  74. Your cards...I want to start making my own Christmas cards. Your sparkly deer is just wonderful.

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  75. I love how you mixed prints on the first card, been timid about doing it but now I will try it!

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  76. Wonderful cards, Nancy! Love the scene you created with the deer and the colours of your coffee cups are so fun!

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  77. I'm such a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas. I love your use of the reindeer and trees. It's too hot here in Australia at Christmas and I always feel we miss out on a Christmassy Christmas!

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  78. These are both wonderful cards. Love the use of the coffee cups for a Christmas card.

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  79. Beautiful cards! That green glitter embossing powder is lush.

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  80. Your cards are beautiful. Love the wink of stella on the deer card and the plaid papers.

    anmatt1@aol.com

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  81. I love both cards!! Both are great!

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  82. I like the brightness of the coffee cups. I like card that are outside the box I like artists that are willing to step outside that box great work.

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  83. I really like the coffee cups card with the green and purple color combination ...

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  84. How gorgeous is your first card with the awesome plaid combo and the sweet deer looking out. The color combo of your second card is so eye-catching and peppy (just like a cup of coffee) - love it!

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  85. I love the color palette that you used on your cards!

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  86. I love the bright purple berries!!

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  87. Lovely Cards Thank you for sharing

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  88. Enjoying your sweet reindeer scene WITH PLAID...then I scroll down to your colorful coffee card. What fun!

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  89. Beautiful winter scene! I LOVE the cups. Gotta have 'em. Good use of plaid!

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  90. Nancy!!! You HAD ME at grey plaid!!! The rest is like delicious frosting on the cake!
    =]

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  91. The plaids on the card are delightful, and love the inspirational words.
    Blessings

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  92. You can't go wrong with plaid, and are great unisex cards. TFS.

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  93. Beautiful cards! Love the colors you used.

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  94. Cute holiday cards! The plaid paper is great and the coffee cups are definitely on my wishlist!

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  95. love love love the coffee cup card

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  96. What fun cards. Love the plaid papers and colors. Great winter scene!

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  97. Love your plaid backgrounds that coordinate so well with the stamps you used! Great job!

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  98. Darling cards and I LOVE the coffee one and your color choices.

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  99. Such talent Nancy ! Great colour combo for the coffee cups, I will have to try to be more brave with colour choices. Thank you!

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  100. Love how you used scallops to set your designs off.

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  101. Love the colours you chose for your coffee cups! So fun!

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  102. The cards are so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration. Love the deer!

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  103. Great cards. I like the use of non traditional colors used the cup card.

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  104. Oh these are 2 really great cards! Love them!

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  105. Two awesome cards! I love the deer and the trees - looks so peaceful!

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  106. So many stamp sets on my wish list now! Im sooo getting Vintage Wishes, i love anything that presents older, vintage....kinda like me hahaha

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  107. So many stamp sets on my wish list now! Im sooo getting Vintage Wishes, i love anything that presents older, vintage....kinda like me hahaha

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  108. Love all these cards...the plaid with the deer is a wonderful BG. the coffee card is so fun and colorful.

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  109. I have the Vintage Wishes and love the set. Your cards are lovely.

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  110. That dear card is perfect. Manly

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  111. Wow, 2 really lovely cards. Love the design and colors.

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  112. Like the plaid papers, scenery & cup of joy creations.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  113. Cool designs and great colors - love the cards!

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  114. Lovely scene with the deer and trees, and I love the coffee cups! Pretty cards!

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  115. I am so in love with the cup stamps! And the extra sparkle on the trees were the perfect touch.

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  116. I like the way you mixed the plaids.

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  117. I love the unique colors in your cards. The background on the first card gives a modern look to a more traditional screen.

    LOVE the colors on those Xmas cups. You've created two fantastic cards.

    Happy to be hopping with you today!

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  118. Beautiful! Wonderful touches of sparkle to the trees and deer. I couldn't stop looking at it Lol. thank you for sharing with us.

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  119. First of all you get an A+ for using plaid. (My favorite paper pattern.) Love the layouts on both cards. Well done.

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  120. I like the plaid on both cards. Very nice cards.

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  121. Nancy, I absolutely love your coffee cup card. The colors are so fun and yet festive! The sentiment is timely.
    Thank you for sharing your creativity.
    Cheryl

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  122. I really like the first card, especially the sentiment. The non-traditional colors of the second card are really fun and whimsical.

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  123. Super cute cards..love the bright colors of coffee cups!

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  124. What wonderful cards! The first, traditional and rustic. The second, non-traditional modern fun. I would have never thought to use the colors that you chose for the coffee cups. So much fun!

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  125. Love the idea of the non-traditional colors for Christmas cards. Very tastefully done!

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  126. Wonderful. Love how the vintage card looks like leather.

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  127. I Like the non traditional colors you chose and the cross-stit.ching on the circles

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  128. I really like the plaid background of these cards.

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  129. Really cute cards. I love the card stock you choose for the deer

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  130. Love these plaid backgrounds and vibrant colors!

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  131. Love how you used the plaids in different ways. Great cards!!

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  132. Awesome cards. I like the colors.

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  133. Both cards are really great looking and interesting color choices! That deer card really catches my eye partly because I love the colors you used.

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  134. Love that little deer scene on the circle! It would be lovely with all kinds of pattern papers.

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  135. Lovely cards, both of them! Especially like the colour combo on the second one, a non-traditional christmas combo that works really well.

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  136. Nice cards, love the color choices.

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  137. Really love the bold colors for the coffee card. Great Job!

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  138. I really enjoyed the coffee cards. Great colors and design.

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  139. Love both of your cards. I am happy to see the colors on your coffee cup card...very unusual but happy!

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  140. Great use of the plaid patterns!

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  141. Love the colors and papers used!

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  142. Beautiful cards, love the patterned backgrounds - works so great on both the pretty vintage nature scene as well as the contemporary coffee one (love the color combo too)!

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  143. Lovely cards. I love all the dimension.

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  144. Love both cards, each is so different! Can't pick a favorite!

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  145. Love both of the cards ... I need to order supplies!

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  146. You used plaid on both cards and yet they have such a different look. I love the purple and green color combo - so fresh and fun.

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  147. Such pretty cards Nancy. Love the scene in the circle on the first one... such warm and cheerful second card. Love the bright colors.

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  148. Je préfère la carte avec le cerf vive la nature

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  149. Love the colors you chose for your cards....both very nice!

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  150. Love the coffee card - and those colors pop!

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  151. Fun cards and i love the sentiments.

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  152. So glad to see so many Hero lovers from 'back then' posting and creating together. Great inspiration from this blog hop.

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  153. Love your cards. You have a lot of neat ideas and touches here and there that make images stand out. I am new to card making so now I want to try some of your techniques. Love the colors in the coffee cup card, would not have thought to use them at Christmas time.

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  154. love both cards! I really like the deer and trees on the first one! love the colors you used one the second one!

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  155. Lovely cards. I really like the fun colors on the cups card.

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  156. Bless you for making such wonderful and fun card wit such awesome products!

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  157. I love the plaid backgrounds on your cards - just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  158. What a great use of alternate colours on your coffee card! A really stand out choice.

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  159. Love the deer card! Lovely color choices!

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  160. I am loving all the plaid and your vivid cup colours are so fun for a holiday card!

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  161. Probably my favorite cards so far along the hop. Great example of a masculine-type card, which I always struggle with. And the coffee cups are simply awesome ..... such a fun and colorful Holiday card! TFS your talent with us!

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  162. Nancy over all your designs especially the ones with the vintage set xx

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  163. Super awesome festive cards!!!

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  164. Great cards, my Sister would love the coffee one for Christmas~!!

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  165. Love the coffee set stamp and die and particularly the colors you used on it.

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  166. Great cards! Love the plaids on the deer card and the non-traditional colors of the coffee-cups card!

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  167. Great cards, Nancy! I love the subtle colour-scheme and fab plaids of your first card, but also like the bright pop of colour of your second: beautiful work!

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  168. I really like your cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  169. It IS a beautiful stamp set, and would be a lovely addition. The coffee cups make me smile! Thank you.

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  170. Thank you for the great idea for coffee gift cards. You cards were both lovely

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  171. What a lovely scene you created on your first card, and you second card is such fun!

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  172. Nice, I love the colors in the coffee card, and the scene card is so sweet.

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  173. Hi Nancy! Love both of your cards! Such different designs, but both are equally beautiful! I love the colors on the cups. :) It's been such fun hopping with you again!

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  174. Usually not a fan of plaid, but you really made it work. Love these cute cards!

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  175. Love non traditional holiday colors, especially the plaid!

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Thanks for your comments, I love hearing from you!