1/13/12

Hero Arts 2012 Catalog Blog Hop!



Welcome to the final day of the Hero Arts 2012 Catalog Blog Hop!

You should have hopped your way here from Tracy Kuzniak's blog.

All the Hero Arts Hostess alumnis have come together again to showcase the brand new 2012 stamps!

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.


Here's my first card. Love that girl with the stack of presents. This is my favorite stamp in the entire catalog. The image can be used for so many different occasions. Birthday? Wedding? Bridal shower? Baby shower? Basically, anything festive! I chose to leave it sentiment-less just so I have it on hand for the next occasion -- whatever it may be! And that chevron background stamp is a must-have! Quick and easy and adds a modern touch to the card. The girl is colored in with Copic markers.



Stamps: (Zig Zag CG422, For You Gifts G5596) Hero Arts


For the second card, I decided to go CAS, with a little touch of detail. I pulled out my all-time favorite sentiment stamps from Hero Arts for this. I used Prismacolor pencils to color the flower in. Also, it's hard to tell from the photo but it sparkles a bit. I diluted a dab of shimmery Luminarte paint with water and just lightly painted on top of the colored image. It gives off a subtle, pretty sheen.



Stamps: (Fleurettes K5597, Thoughtful Messages CL184) Hero Arts


Alright, that wraps it up from me. I had a lot of fun with these new stamps. Beautiful and versatile images that can be used over and over again for many occasions!

So, are you ready for one more? The last and final stop of the hop is Jenny Suchin!



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264 comments:

  1. WOW! I love how the color just pops off the paper in that first card. You've really let that image shine.

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  2. GORGEOUS cards, Kryssi! Your coloring is AMAZING!

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  3. Love the fleurettes on the kraft. Gorgeous! The sweet girl over the chevron. Beautiful!

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  4. Two amazing cards! So elegant!

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  5. wow I love your amazing creativity...these cards are beautiful...thanks for sharing.

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  6. Wonderful card, Kryssi! Fab colouring on the first card and the image is so pretty and striking against the zig zag bg! Gorgeous soft colouring and design on the second card!

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  7. Love the big flower and esp. the sentiment... thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. These are so pretty, my favorite is that first, I love the bright colors you used against the zig zag background. really stands out!

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  9. Beautiful card, I love the first one, the zig zag backgroung is so great!

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  10. Beautifully done, Kryssi! Love the flower card especially!

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  11. That chevron stripe really does lend itself to making the perfect background for this wee gift-bearer. Gorgeous colouring too. Love them both. xx

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  12. I love both these cards, and your coloring is perfection!

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  13. Sweet cards and love the zig zag background stamp! Nice CAS design on your floral card.

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  14. Love your CAS style! Great cards

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  15. Beautiful creations, Kryssi...

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  16. I love the CAS floral card--just beautiful!

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  17. Love, love your cards, they are so sweet. TFS pammejo1@yahoo.com

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  18. Beautiful cards! Love your elegant style!-Leesa Berry

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  19. LOVE both of these! I just adore that little girl and can't wait to use that stamp and the flowers are just gorg on the kraft!

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  20. The chevron background stamp is my new obsession. I love how you have used it in the gray. So clean and simple!

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  21. Kryssi, both cards are fab, but that first one... LOVE!! You're the queen of CAS. :)

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  22. LOVE these! That chevron background is my favorite- I gotta have it!

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  23. Beautiful creations. Love the flower Card especially
    Thanks for sharing

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  24. Love the simplicity of these lovely cards!

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  25. They're both simple & beautiful. I'm thinking I may have to get that for you gifts stamp.

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  26. gorgeous! love the bright colors on the first one!

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  27. Stunning!! I absolutely LOVE what you did with the flower card and just adore the card with the girl! TFS

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  28. I haven't seen that cute girl holding the presents yet! You're right though, way awesome!

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  29. These cards are beautiful. I love the little girl. But the flower one is my favorite of the two. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  30. Fun projects! I agree that the new girl can be used for all occasions! Simple and easy too! Love the new botanicals and I I'm with you on those sentiments! :)

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  31. Very nice work! Thanks! BTW, what is CAS?

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  32. I couldn't wait to see your CAS cards! Awesome cards, Kryssi!

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  33. Hi Kryssi! :> Love your cards today! You've made me realize the versatility to the girl with presents stamp! I never would have though of how useful she is! Now I want her too! Love your flower card so CAS yet it stands out!

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  34. Love 'em both, Kryssi! The girl with presents really is a cute stamp, and you've colored her beautifully! LOVE your pretty pink Fleurettes too! Wonderful work today! :)

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  35. The cards are fabulous! I love the clean and simple designs. The lady with the packages is quickly becoming a favorite! Good for multiple occasions but with fun and flair! Great job!

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  36. Gotta love the simplicity of your cards. The first one is my favorite. Colors are great!

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  37. love the clean look. the chevron pattern on the first is a terrific background.

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  38. Great cards, Kryssi! I hardly noticed that girl with the presents stamp when I looked through the catalog. But, you've really made it stand out!

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  39. Lovely cards, great clean and simple designs!

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  40. Card 2 is absolutely Beautiful and its so simple!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Card no 2 is stunning, that flower is on my TO BUY list alrady!

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  42. Oh wow Kryssi... love them both - both so different yet absolute stunners. TFS.

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  43. Super cute cards. Love the girl with presents

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  44. LOVE LOVE LOVE...your Work is Always top notch!! xoxoxo!!

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  45. BOTH cards are chic and gorgeous!! I just love how you used the stamps! Always creative and fun, Kryssi!

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  46. from cute to sedate. great combo of cards. like them both.

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  47. Just beautiful! Thanks for the rich inspiration!

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  48. Beautiful cards today. I love the Chevron background and it seems so versatile.

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  49. I love your card samples! The chevron card is cute and the flower card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  50. Both so different, and both so striking - great cards! I love the flowers on the kraft, beautiful coloring.

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  51. I just ordered the zig zag stamp. I can't wait to get crafting with it! Beautiful cards!

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  52. Great cards
    love your copic coloring
    thank you for the inspiration! :o))

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

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  54. I love anything with flowers and that card is simply stunning.

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  55. fun card!!! and the coloring is awesome! Thanks

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  56. I love both of your cards, Kryssi. The chevron bg card is STUNNING.

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  57. Beautiful cards! I like especially the second on - color pencils are great in kraft! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  58. Great cards--I like the chevron background on the first and the pretty coloring on the flowers on the second.

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  59. Beautiful cards!!! You really showcased these wonderful new stamps!!!

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  60. The chevron background is really fun, and I also like the colors you've chosen on the Kraft card. Thanks!

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  61. Kryssi, your cards are fabulous! I, like you, adore that girl with presents stamp and see SO many possibilities for it! Your coloring is amazing...on both cards!

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  62. beautiful. Love t he chick with the gifts image - fun. the flowers are really pretty too.

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  63. Love your cards!

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creations with us, and for a chance to win some HA goodies!

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  64. wow....gorgeous cards!!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

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  65. I LOVE the birthday presents card! Absolutely beautiful!

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  66. I love the zig zag background on your first card. And the image made me laugh out loud!

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  67. Thank you! You have so many great ideas on your blog. So fun!

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  68. Awesome cards!!! Love the craft one especially!

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  69. Beautiful simplicity and elegance all in one on your second card. I really love the coloring of the girl with the presents on your first card!

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  70. Your coloring is amazing! Love the clean beauty of your cards!! :)

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  71. Gorgeous cards Kryssi, the first one does have a modern feel with the girl and presses, and I have to agree with you I have used that same sentiment set so much, it looks great with the flower

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  72. you are right- the girl with gifts is adorable! and I love your CAS card too!
    Thank you
    Holly

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  73. Kryssi these are AMAZING!! I am so in love with that first card!! I must get that present lady stamp now!!! :)

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  74. So much fun, simple and sweet. Very nice.

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  75. Love them both. Present lady is so great on that BG and love the elegance of the second one.

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  76. I love the little girl with presents - so bright and sassy against the chevron background - you're so right - modern feel to the card.

    The flowers are beautiful - a romantic card, really nice for any occasion.

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  77. Very beautiful cards! Love the style of the first card!

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  78. Thanks for sharing Kryssi! I love the simplicity of your last card - lovely colors, very direct!

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  79. Love both of these cards, so very different from each other, but still both are stunning!

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  80. These are nice. I especially like the last one. Thanks for the ideas.

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  81. Thanks for sharing your cards, I really love the last one!

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  82. I love the girl with the presents too! Very cute.

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  83. OKAY, this hop just keeps getting better and better. Love the simplicity of your cards and your use of negative space. Just plain terrific.

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  84. Oh I love the girl holding the presents!!! It is so cute!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  85. Your cards are wonderful, so elegant! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  86. Two very different cards, really like the bright colours of the first and the subtle and vintage feel of the second.

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  87. I LOVE your style, Kryssi, always have! These 2 cards confirm why, they are gorgeous and so thoughtfully designed. I just adore the girl image with the chevron background, that is just simply genius! It also takes some real skill to pull off a simple floral image and sentiment and you did it brilliantly! Kudos to you, my hostess sis.

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  88. Absolutely LOVE your second card! It's gorgeous. Also love the bright colors on your first card...the little girl is super cute!

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  89. Terrific cards. Love the colors and the details

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  90. Your cards are beautiful--love the card with the roses. Very Creative work.

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  91. Wow ... these cards are so beautiful!

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  92. gorgeous cards. love the color on both cards.

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  93. Oohh love both cards, the background behind the girl is fabulous! And I love how you colored the flower on kraft! Great job! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  94. Great cards, the first one is the cutest. The second card is so different and elegant. Thanks for sharing.

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  95. Nicely done on the cards. That little gal is pretty cute.

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  96. Kryssi, your cards are always high style and unique! Great job!

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  97. Such a fun card with the girl and presents!!! She just pops out at you! Love your style!

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  98. love both cards - the second one is so simple yet elegant

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  99. aww, your for you presents girl card is so sweet! what a great stamp!

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  100. Lovely cards. Your right the chevron background is a must :)

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  101. These cards are incredible! Thanks for sharing!

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  102. OH my!! these are both gorgeous!! I just love that zig-zag and it goes perfect like you said, for any occasion! I'm on a huge Kraft kick lately and I just adore the way you colored that flower image!

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  103. Lovely cards Kryssi. I like the coloring on Kraft...my favorite technique too:) TFS

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  104. Love your cards! Each so delightful and so different from each other. Beautiful and creative!

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  105. Love your cards! Each so delightful and so different from each other. Beautiful and creative!

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  106. Thanks for sharing your cards, liked both of them.

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  107. Wow here is another great example of CAS cards that look great! That takes talent :)

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  108. Oh these are both gorgeous! I can't wait to get that chevron stamp and the second one has such a wonderfully crisp feeling, I just Love it!

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  109. Very cute cards. Like the simplicity of them.

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  110. Kryssi,
    Have to get that zigzag stamp. I love what you did with this card.
    Thanks.....

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  111. Such wonderful cards. I love that zigzag background stamp I am looking forward to using it when it arrives. I love the way you have used it with the silver ink. It looks great with the girl holding the presents and the colours you used there. The second CAS one is a lovely card too.

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  112. Your coloring is absolutely amazing! Love both of your cards; different styles, both stunning! So glad your commenting section is fixed! It's been fun hopping and we need to keep in touch! Hugs, Judy

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  113. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing and giving me some wonderful ideas.

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  114. i love the girl with the presents stamp too! beautiful cards!

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  115. Wow, these are stunning! i love how different each card is, thank you so much for your inspiration!
    Lisa

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  116. Love these perfect CAS cards Kryssi! Especially the kraft card- gorgeous with the subtle coloring!

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  117. These two cards are great! Love the chevron background of the first and beautiful coloring on kraft of the second!

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  118. Love these cards, especially your oh-so-pretty kraft CAS beauty!

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  119. Sweet Cards love the kraft one :)

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  120. Great cards, Kryssi! I love the pop of colouring on the first - so festive! And the flowers on your second card are so pretty! Your colouring is beautiful!

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  121. loved your cards! just beautiful!

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  122. Love the zigzag and colors in your first card!

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  123. What great card. Like them both.

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  124. Love the cards! Just gorgeous coloring.

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  125. beautiufl - great idea to add the paint on top of the colored pencil

    Barb Housner

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  126. the coloring on the flower card is gorgeous!

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  127. Love your cards, Kryssi - you color soooo beautifully! Especially love how you did the girl with gifts! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  128. I really like your cards! They seem to look similar to the kind of cards I make!

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  129. Great work! Thanks for sharing! Cathy M.

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  130. wow Kryssi. I love your second card. So stunning. Thanks for being part of an awesome hop

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  131. I love the CAS card. It's so elegant.

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  132. Amazing! There both so cute and colorful. You did fantastic coloring!

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  133. Love your cards! Think that zig zag stamp is going to be a favorite of mine - thanks for all the inspirations :)

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  134. Love the CAS kraft card! I'm kinda hooked on kraft right now!

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  135. The coloring on the flower card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  136. great cards, i especially like cards using kraft paper.
    thanx for sharing
    gail w gwallenm@wildblue.net

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  137. Love your work. Thanks for sharing

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  138. Wonderful cards! Thanx so much! ~prhmangel at gmail dot com

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  139. I love your cards! That zigzag stamp is fabulous! Your coloring on the little girl and presents is terrific!
    DeniseB

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  140. very sweet cards! love the simple deisgns

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  141. Love the bright gift card but the flower on kraft card is fantastic.

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  142. The fleurettes stamp looks like a must-have. And i love the idea of topping it with some Lumiere paint for shimmer. I'm stealing that idea! TFS

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  143. love your cards. I like the girl carrying presents stamp too!

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  144. beautiful cards Kryssi! i love the second card best...it's so beautiful! :)

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  145. The present girl is amazing. I love the versatility of that stamp! Simple yet very elegent!

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  146. Beautiful and inventive cards!

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  147. Your cards are stunning! I like the idea of leaving the card with the presents "sentimentless." Thanks!

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  148. Beautiful cards! I love CAS and yours are just perfect. In love with the chevron background!

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  149. Stunning cards, as always, Kryssi! I've always been a huge fan of your style. :) I love how well the zig-zag and girl with gifts image go together.. that is brilliant! And anything on kraft gets my vote. :)

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  150. Beautiful card samples ... thanks for sharing

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  151. Your colouring on the first card is amazing and you are right that stamp would be perfect for so many different occasions. Love the CAS style of the second card also. Thanks for sharing.

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  152. I LOVE the pops of color that you add to your cards!! THANKS for sharing them all and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  153. Lovely cards, I really like the simplicity of the Enjoy every moment card.

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  154. Fabulous cards! Love the pop of colour on the chevrons.

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  155. The girl with the presents on the zig zag background is super cute. Thanks.

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  156. Fantastic colouring. I love painting shimmer over images for that extra zing too.

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  157. I love the chevron background with the girl with the presents. Totally rocks!

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  158. Love your cards. They are simple but really beautiful.

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  159. I love your simple yet lovely designs! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  160. Love the fleurettes on kraft and love how you did the card with the zig zag background.

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  161. Lovely cards! Really like the one with the girl holding the gifts!

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  162. Very pretty, thanks for making this hop such fun!

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  163. Yor cards are simple and elegant. Well done!

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  164. Love the cards- especially the one on kraft!

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  165. Beautiful, so minimal and perfect. Truly a CAS card at it's best.

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  166. love all your wonderful cards, Kryssi! They are beautiful!

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  167. Wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  168. ooh lovely! That first one is gorgeous!

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  169. Love the way you used the chevron background with the brightly colored shopper, she just pops off the card. My favorite is the CAS with the beautiful floral on the craft. Great colors!

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  170. The first card is effective, this stamp is nice indeed!

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  171. Love your cards, especially the CAS one.

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  172. So pretty!! That second card may be CAS but it speaks volumes..love it!

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  173. The zigzag background caught my eye!

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  174. Beautiful cards, love the CAS design of the last one.

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  175. okay...you know I love your style girl...your first card is my new all time fav of yours...LOVE it.

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