1/13/11

Hero Arts Blog Hop Day 4

Hi hoppers, and welcome to Day 4 of the Hero Arts blog hop with the Hero Hostesses!

Here are the stamps I'm using today.



First card, clean and simple and I would say pretty girly... I love my doilies. :)

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Made two little throw pillows as accents out of felt. My sewing machine went ka-put immediately after, so I was only able to barely finish one pillow, hence the faulty stitching! Sorries!

This second card is a simple masculine card, no frills... not much anyway. I really like this stamp, it's big enough to be a stand alone image for a card, especially useful when you're in a stamping rut.

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To make the typewriter look more realistic and vintage-y, I distressed the edges with ink and outlined it with a Sakura clear glitter pen. Just some low shine stuff and it looks great!

Well, looks like I'm the last stop today, but the inspiration continues tomorrow morning at http://dominodebi.typepad.com, so check back with the Hero Arts blog for the final round of hopping!

To wrap things up, a couple of notes...
  • 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!
  • Please leave a comment because every comment left along the hop gives you a chance to win new Hero Arts 2011 stamps!

350 comments:

  1. Beautiful Kryssi, I really love the vintage style that you brought to both of your masterpieces. Hugs!

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  2. Kryssi, am in the stamping desert at the moment..... so I smiled when you wrote that the typewriter is a big enough image to create a full card/image.

    TFS. Dee

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  3. So perfect Kryssi...I just Adore your Art....That Chair is a stamp I did not think I would use...hmm...think you just changed my mind....Love these cards of yours!!

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  4. Fabulous scripty chair! Love that idea and then to go all white... fab design. Love the typewriter and the clean design!

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  5. Wonderful cards, Kryssi! Love both of them!

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  6. Fabulous cards, Kryssi! Love them both!

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  7. Nicely done! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  8. Wonderful cards, Kryssi! I love the
    typewriter card and the added touches
    like the felt pillows that you put
    on your cards.

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  9. I want all of those stamps! And your talent please...

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  10. Great cards! Love what you did with the chair!

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  11. Fun cards, Kryssi! Your chair looks fabulous! Love the little felt pillows! And your second card has such a charming, vintage feel!

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous cards Kryssi. I was thinking of buying these 3 stamps and today you really inspired me.

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  13. I love what you did with the typewriter. I also like that the paper coming out is big enough for a message.

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  14. Beautiful, Kryssi! LOVE the idea of adding a doily to the chair image; would not in a million years have thought of that! Feminine and masculine - something for everyone - wonderful post!

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  15. Your chair on the doily card is very creative.
    Typewriter card is another winner.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  16. Beautiful work. Love your little pillows ; )

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  17. Love the little pillows on your first card! Those are adorable!

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  18. Love your cards. Great ideas for the chair and typewriter stamps and use of a doily. Beautiful and simply chic.

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  19. Cute cards Kryssi. The more I see the typewriter set, the more I am liking it. It is going on my wish list today. Thanks for sharing.
    Sharon in Dayton

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  20. Wonderful designs, Kryssi! Love them both!

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  21. Dieser Blog Hop macht soviel Spaß.
    Auch du hast tolle Werke gestaltet.
    GlG
    Petra

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  22. That typewriter set is so going on my wish list! That would make a great set of teacher cards for the end of the school year! Thank you for great inspiration!

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  23. Love the cards! The vintage look is awesome. Thanks.

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  24. such a pretty card with the chair and cushions, i really love your style of cards, fantastic

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  25. Wonderful texture and color ideas! love those felt chair pillows!

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  26. Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for sharing them!

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  27. i really like both cards, love your style. bethann d

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  28. I really like what you did with the typewriter card.

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  29. fabulous cards ! Love the simple white clean card and the felt pillow idea :)
    thanks for sharing

    x
    cathyfong

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  30. Both wonderful cards. I really love the chair with the typing on top.

    Lindastamps at gmail dot com

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  31. BEAUTIFULLY done, my friend!!! LOVE all the little details--the distressing, touch of doily, added border and design! You ROCK!!

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  32. Translation of Petra's German comment: This blog hops is so much fun. You do such beautiful work!

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  33. BEAUTIFUL cards Kryssi....that 1st card is so amazing!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. love both cards, the doily behind the chair image looks super, and the typewriter brings back lots of memories of my typing days! thanks for sharing

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  35. Your cards are so adorable! Love the cusions on the sofa!

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  36. You used two of my favorite stamps and I love the results!

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  37. Beautiful cards. Love both of them and the vintage feel.

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  38. Just love your CAS style Kryssi! Stamping the text on the chair image was genius!

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  39. Great cards. Like the vintage feel.

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  40. Great cards....loving the chair!!

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  41. I love your chair card! So clever to add the pillows! Thank you for your ideas! Great job!

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  42. Nice vintage feel!

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  43. Those are some of my favorite stamps!

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  44. Amazing job. I love the pillows on the chair. Nice added touch, thanks for hosting!

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  45. such cute pillows! I can't see any faulty stitching!

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  46. Beautiful cards! The first one has such an elegant look.And so creative, the pillows! Great masculine card!

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  47. I love the sitting here thinking of you -- I would not have thought to use the chair in that context. Love it!

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  48. Love that very sweet first card with those clever pillows.
    Margriet

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  49. love your style, simple & clean. It really highlights the stamps. Thanks for the inspiration

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  50. I love how you stamped the chair over text. Very creative!

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  51. Beautiful creatoins Kryssi. Love the typewriter stamp set and is a must have on my list. Wonderful work and thanks for sharing.

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  52. Love these! Your pillows are so cute! Also, the typewriter one is awesome...perfect for "the man".

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  53. Love the vintage style of the cards! So classic and beautiful. You show cased these stamps beautifully!-L.Berry

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  54. Great cards Kryssi - love the little details - fantastic!

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  55. Luv the cushions on the chair, and the DESIGN of chair (using small definition stamps)! I also luv the color combination you used for the 2nd card. It matches the Vintage look of the typewriter! :-)

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  56. Kryssi, these are so adorable. The 1st one very pretty & girlie. Love the cushion. And the 2nd love the clean look. Both are great!

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  57. I love the throw pillows Kryssi! How cute- great idea! Both cards are fantastic! I'm lovin this HA blog hop!

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  58. Love the typewriter and the sentiments it comes with. Very cute.

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  59. The typewriter looks great! thanks for all your hard work!

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  60. Love your cards, particularly the first one. The felt pillows are the perfect added touch. Hope your machine feels better.

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  61. Wonderful! I really like these :)
    tfs.

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  62. Awesome cards, girlie! And I love whet you did with the chair and making little pillows!!!

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  63. Love your style...love your cards! The felt pillows are the perfect touch!

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  64. Beautiful cards!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  65. i need to get me those definition stamps.. they really add a final touch.

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  66. The typewriter stamp is so cute. I love the way you used it. Very nice job on your cards. Thank you for the inspiring ideas.

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  67. Your work is really wonderful Kryssi! Love the chair on your first card.

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  68. your doiley card is simply beautiful.

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  69. Wonderful cards and what a fun idea to use a text stamp on the chair!

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  70. What a cute idea to have pillows in the chair! Love what you did with these stamps :-)

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  71. Wow love both these cards just picked up the type writer stamp set.
    Take Care

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  72. Krysssi, such wonderful cards. Love your little accent pillows on your "girlie" card. Great masculine/anyone card, too.

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  73. The chair is gorgeous...makes me want to curl up and read a book. Love the simplicity of the typewriter card. Twisted twine is a fav of mine right now. Great cards!

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  74. Kryssi, your style is so special and I just love these fab cards. I really love the cute little felt pillows you added to the chair...such brilliance!
    blessings to you....

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  75. WOw...Beautiful card, Kryssi! I love...Love them both!

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  76. Simply love your clean and simple style, wow!
    Susanne

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  77. You wonderful presented stamps!

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  78. Fab cards, Kryssi - I love your crisp, clean style. And the colours are fab too.

    Julie

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  79. great cards--love the pillows!!

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  80. Good job Kryssi! Love the cards and your sense of humor.

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  81. Those are really neat cards and lovely work :)

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  82. Kryssi, your cards a just WONDERFUL! I love, LOVE what you did with the chair! I wanted to make pillows for mine, too, but got snowed in and was unable to get fabric. I just adore how it looks! And the fact that you stamped the type over it looks amazing as well! Such an adorable card. :) And the typewriter card is fabulous, too. Perfect colors! Love your talent... awesome stuff, girl! XO

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  83. Loved your cards and your blog.

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  84. Fabulous cards! I love them both. LOVE the the chair with the doily! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  85. Great cards, love your chair with cushions!!

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  86. fabulous cards, i love your pillows, they are so sweet!

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  87. Hi Kryssi, I really like the doily addition on your chair card as well as the text stamped onto the card...really looks great together. The typewriter card is so clean and adorable too!

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  88. Your cards are beautiful. I love the little details (pillow) you added.

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  89. Wonderful cards Kryssi...love the bold colors with the creams and whites! Your pillows WITH that stitching have a cozy feeling :) I hadn't thought much of the chairs before but you have changed my mind...
    (Jenifer Ann)

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  90. I love, love, love the chair card. The doily is great and the pillows really work!

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  91. Wonderful cards, Kryssi, love your style!

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  92. Loved both of your cards today. the typewriter image is so perfect for a guy card.

    stamping on...

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  93. I love the style of these cards and those cushions are so cute!
    Clare x

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  94. Love the vintage chair and typewriter stamps. Darling cards, both.

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  95. Wonderful cards! Love the chair stamp and how you used it in your design. The little pillows were adorable, stamping on the chair and adding a doiley were such nice little details. Thanks for showcasing some very creative ideas!

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  96. So simpke and classy. Love the doily!

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  97. Both of your cards are just beautiful!

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  98. I keep looking at that typewriter stamp and wonder if I need it...I'm thinking I do. Wonderful cards!

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  99. Fun cards. Love the chair with the cushions. And the CAS typewriter.

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  100. first time i have seen a chair stamp with pillows added. great idea.

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  101. Love your cards, Kryssi! Great job with both of them.

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  102. I have that typewriter stamp and haven't used it yet...Thanks for the inspiration--great job!

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  103. I love your chair card, it is so clean and simple but detailed. the typewriter one is cute.

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  104. The cushions on the chair are so cute! Lovely detail!

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  105. Very nice cards Kryssi. I like the way you "upholstered" the chair with text! It's always nice, too, to see new ideas for simple card designs - for those times when time is short and need is great. Thank you for sharing!

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  106. Gorgeous cards Kryssi! Love the doily and the pillows you made for the chair.

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  107. Wow great finish to the day. Your cards are so pretty. Love the 'hello' one, always on the lookout for a guy type of card. (pun intended)

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  108. Gorgeous inspirational cards!!! FAB!!! =)
    Hugs, SannaS

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  109. Great cards! I like the chair, doily, colors, etc. in the first card. Thanks for sharing. Sarah

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  110. I love that chair stamp, and I love your chair card.

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  111. That first card is too sweet. You've made me want to cut into my doilies again, so thank you for the inspiration!

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  112. Beautiful cards, Kryssi! Love the scrip chair. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us.

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  113. Soooo cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  114. CAS is definatly the way to go! Love your cards and the stamps you used.

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  115. Kryssi these are beautiful cards. Your first is ever so elegant and charming. The second one is very charming too with a touch of vintage. Just wonderful.

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  116. Kryssi, your cards are gorgeous--I love your vintage style.

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  117. OH OH I am in love! How super awesome are these cards :) See I just came to see if it was your turn yet! Now I have to go around the rest of the artist..LOVE IT!

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  118. Kryssi, I love the text background on the chair and those stitched felt cushions are perfect! Now I need all of the stamps you used. ;)

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  119. You have such a clean, graphic style - love it! That doily looks fabulous with the chair. And the typewriter is excellent! :)

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  120. Cute cards. Very clever to add pillows to the chair. I really like that typewriter also. I like that you made a masculine card using the typewriter, it works well.

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  121. Super cute cards. I love them. Thank you so much for sharing. Tracy

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  122. I'm loving the turqouise- thanks for sharing! You girls have such fab ideas!

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  123. Beautiful cards! Like the typewriter set a lot, hope to get my hands on that set.

    Marie-Anne

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  124. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing in the fun and giving us some inspiration. (I love the typewriter too.)

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  125. Both cards are adorable. but I really like the idea of the pillows in the chair, too cute!

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  126. Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful!!

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  127. These are just lovely the chair looks great its not one i thought i would like but you changed my mind Karen

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  128. Beautiful, elegant cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  129. Very pretty Kryssi! Love them!! :) :) :)

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  130. Great cards! The chair is nice and the pillows are too cute!

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  131. What beautiful creative ideas you have come up with.

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  132. Great cards!! I love the typewriter ;D

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  133. brilliant cards Kryssi - especially like the chair and tiny pillows - so cute!

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  134. Lovely cards...and I just love the felt pillows! Great idea.

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  135. Those pillows are pure genius. Adds so much to the card. Sorry about your machine.

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  136. Wonderful cards. Love the pillows you put in the chair. God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  137. Great cards. Love how you used the text stamp over the arm chair.

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  138. Love those puffy little pillows!! Adorable!!

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  139. Love the cards. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  140. Lovely cards and techniques. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  141. Love your cards. Very Classy!

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  142. Love the card you made using the chair stamp,superb!

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  143. Very creative cards Kryssi. Love the pillow idea on the chair!

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  144. Very pretty. Love the felt pillows.

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  145. Love your style. It's simple and elegant and your cards are wonderful! I wasn't sure how the chair design could used but you figured it out beautifully!

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  146. Wow, both of your cards are very impressive, but I especially love the typewriter one. Can't wait to obtain that stamp set and create my own. Thanks for sharing.

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  147. Adorable cards! Sorry to hear about your machine...that's a total bummer.

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  148. Beautiful Kryssi! Love that you stamped the chair with the text! Cute pillows! What a great idea!

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  149. So beautiful cards i love it =P

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  150. I just bought 2 of the stamp sets you used. Love your ideas.

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  151. what fun! love your pillows!
    Sandra ltb

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  152. WOW love them! Love the felt pillows I hardly noticed the faulty stitching! And I love how you made the typewriter look vintage!

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  153. amazing cards as always! love seeing your work!

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  154. Such a cute idea with the felt cushions (spelling?!) Its the little extras that make a card so much more interesting!

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  155. Beautiful cards, a must have set, thanks for sharing!

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  156. Beautiful. Felt cushions - great idea.

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  157. Great job! I'm dieing to get my hands on that cute chair stamp! That little added touch you gave to the chair sure was neat too...the text! I love doilies too:) and the typewriter is such a cute stamp:) Sweet cards:)! ~Vanessa W

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  158. Oh so lovely Kryssi, Your work reflects so much of you in every piece. So beautiful, charming and fun. Oz

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  159. bonjour de France
    your cards are amazing and the fist so romantic!

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  160. I love the chair and cushions!
    Thank you
    Holly

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  161. Gorgeous cards, love both of them!

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  162. Love the use of the doily.Wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing! Wanda

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  163. WOW!! Your cards are amazing!! and I just love these little pillows!!

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  165. Great cards! Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  166. I really like your first card. So pretty!

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  167. Stunning cards!! Really like your clean style!!

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  168. Love the colors and layouts of both cards!!! Thanks for sharing your talents and creativity!

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  169. The more I see those chairs the more I think I need to have them :) Great cards Kryssi!

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  170. Wonderful cards, and the idea of a pillow is so cute!

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  171. aqua and brown, very cool! thanks for sharing!

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  172. You did a great job, I love your cards!

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  173. Thanks Kryssi for being part of the blog hop. Such inspiration form your cards.

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  174. thanks for sharing your cards (and tips) they are wonderful

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  175. Wonderful layouts, love your images and sentiments! Love your doily and pillows too!

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  176. Great cards--I really like the throw pillows!

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  177. Beautiful cards Kryssi! I especially love the typewriter one! Fabulous!

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  178. Wow that chair looks so cute & comfy!

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  179. Love what you've done. The cards are so fun!

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  180. SOO COOL, love the cards, thanks for sharing!

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  181. Wow, I'm writing comment number 200! ;-) But not a surprise, because your cards are beautiful! Love the text and the pillows on that comfy chair that you made! Very nice cards!
    Hugs, Wendy

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