Monday, January 9, 2012

Hero Arts 2012 Blog Hop


Welcome to the  Hero Arts 2012 Hero Hostesses Blog Hop!  The Hero Arts 2012 blog hop  is  all week long,  January 9th through Friday January 13th.   Along the way you will see wonderful  inspiration from the Hero Hostesses using the 2012 release! 

When I saw the new Fleurettes - K5597 Stamp and the Classic Tea Flower I was smitten. I love flowers and both of these are gorgeous.

I created a little card set with a purse to hold the cards: 

A close up of the wooden purse:
And a close up of the cards: (Click to enlarge)
Recipe:
  1. Paint the wood purse using white acrylic paint. Dry. Repeat to create two coats of paint. 
  2. Cut four 5" circles from white cardstock. 
  3. Cut eight 5 1/4" circles from black cardstock.  
  4. Stamp flowers using black archival ink on purse and on white circles.
  5. Smear pink dye ink onto craft mat. Watercolor flowers using water brush. 
  6. Smear brown dye ink onto craft mat. Watercolor flowers for shading using water brush. 
  7. Stamp dragonflies onto tissue paper using archival black ink. Sprinkle black embossing powder over surface. Shake off excess. Heat emboss. Repeat for multiple dragonflies. 
  8. Turn over dragonflies with embossed surface facing down. Paint with waterbrush and pink dye ink. 
  9. Cut out dragonflies. Accent dragonflies with gem.
  10. Attach dragonflies to background. 
  11. Add highlights to flowers using white gel pen. 
  12. Assemble cards. 
  13. Smear pink dye ink onto craft mat and spritz with water until drops appear. Dip white seam binding into pink dye ink and turn the ribbon until covered in pink. Dry ribbon and attach to handle of purse.
Products:
     The next card uses the same flowers but I turned it into a Valentines Card:


     I created a mask from the spellbinders heart die and stamped the image repeatedly into the heart shape. I then colored using watercolor pencils. The butterfly (Three Artistic Butterflies) was stamped on tissue paper and watercolored with the pencils.  The sentiment is from the Made with Love clear set.

    I finished off my projects with a vintage tag: 

    I used the fun Art of the Card cling set called Past Times.  I stamped the background with Watch Gears
     using glimmer mist chalkboard ink.   I added a few partial stamping of the Moments definition stamp.   The rest of the images were stamped in black ink and cut out and pop dotted.

    Onto the important details: 

    If you arrived here from Deborah Nolan at Society of Stamp and Scrap a holics you are in the right place, your next stop is the fabulous Donna Mikasa at Three Umbrellas!   If you didn't come here from Deborah you should head over to the Hero Arts Blog  and start at the beginning of the hop!
    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.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Suzz

    452 comments:

    1. LOVE LOVE your Creations SuZZ...So Perfectly Gorgeous!!!! xoxo!

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    2. Oh wow Sue, these are all fantastic projects! LOVE what you've done with the new stamps!

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    3. Once again, you hit a homerun!!!

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    4. I just knew I would be in awe when I stopped by this morning! Wow - amazing projects, Suzz! Gorgeous work!

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    5. Sue, your cards would make anybody want those stamps - you use them so beautifully!! Love the repeated stamping of the single flower!

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    6. Wow, beautiful projects!!

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    7. All of your cards/projects are gorgeous!!

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    8. Sue, your creations ALWAYS leave me breathless, and today is no exception - what a varied array of gorgeous creations!

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    9. Beautiful designs and love that tea flower image.... Your purse is gorgeous and creative heart design. Your tag is A...mazing!!!

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    10. Stunning projects. Loved them all.

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    11. Oh my!! Lovely cards!! I love the flowers!!! Cant wait to have these stamps in Singapore soon!!

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    12. You really outdid yourself! These are just beautiful! My favorite is the little card/purse set. The stamping on the wood looks just amazing. Thanks!

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    13. You've put those stamps on my wishlist with your beautiful creations. Love the circle cards, and then how you stamped with a mask to create the heart. Beauties!

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    14. These are beautiful, love them all! such wonderful ideas!

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    15. OMG. What a great box/cards project. And I really like the vintage tag. Great artwork all around!!

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    16. All of your creations are just beautiful!

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    17. Wow, amazing projects Sue! The wooden purse is such a fun idea, love it!

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    18. They are all beautiful creations. I love the flowers but that vintage tag is just something else... it is truly fantastic.

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    19. Gorgeous--someone would really appreciate the purse w/cards as a gift. What a treasure!

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    20. Wow, wow, and WOW! You are such a versatile stamper, you have made three unique and beautiful works of art!

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    21. Wow! All of your creations are stunning!

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    22. Beautiful cards. The heart shaped mask is brilliant, I have to try that :)

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    23. LOVE your ideas on putting this stamp. So lovely card set. And look how you form the heart to accommodate the stamp image. Lovely..

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    24. WOW I love that wooden purse! The cards are so clever too in the unusual circle shape.

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    25. Absolutely Stunning! My Jaw just hit the floor:)

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    26. SUPER projects Suzz! Can't decide which one is my favorite! I love these kind of problems!!

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    27. LOVE each and every one of these. the flower stamp is a must have. and a masculine card too.... also must have stamps

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    28. The purse and card set is such a great idea and the Valentine is sweet but what I really love is the tag. Just my style. I love it.

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    29. Beautiful cards! I love the heart mask idea.

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    30. Once again, you make my jaws drop! Gorgeous cards and tag! I love the masked heart!

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    31. Wow - replace my jaw, as it has dropped! Your diversity and talent are simply amazing. Love the delicate design of the purse and the masculine. I need to come back here often. Thanks for sharing, Suzanne! one with the train.

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    32. Beautiful cards and I love the purse
      to hold them!! The masked heart is
      such a beautiful way to show off the
      flowers.

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    33. Wonderful, wonderful! I love them all, especially the tag which looks so manly!

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    34. What a fabulous post Sue, chock full of stunning inspiration in a variety of styles. Off to start at the beginning of the hop now.

      Hugs
      Lesley Xx

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    35. Absolutely gorgeous, Suze! Love all the projects!

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    36. Absolutely amazing, Suzanne!! Both projects are outstanding!! Love them all.

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    37. Oh me, oh my!! What gorgeous creations! Thanks for all the instructions too!!

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    38. Your little card case is too adorable!

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    39. I really like the idea of the circle cards with the purse.
      stamping sue
      http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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    40. Beautiful card but that purse is fabulous; what a great idea, TFS and love and hope to win some of the new Hero Arts stamps. pammejo1@yahoo.com

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    41. Gorgeous. Love how you used the flower stamps. I didn`t notice how beautifull they are till now.

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    42. Wow Suzz! These are all amazing! I love the idea of the cards to fit inside the wooden purse. Beautifully done!

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    43. Oh wow what amazing projects Suzanne! I love all your watercoloring! :> the purse is a great idea and it's so beautiful! And I love your vintage tag!

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    44. Your creations are always amazing, love the purse!

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    45. What a great gift idea!! I love the Valentine's Day card as well. It's such a beautiful diversion from the typical Valentine's color scheme.

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    46. What a great gift idea!! I love the Valentine's Day card as well. It's such a beautiful diversion from the typical Valentine's color scheme.

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    47. That flower stamp is gorgeous and I love the steampunk/masculine tag!!

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    48. The purse and cards set is superb!

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    49. OH MY WORD! That purse/card set is FAN-TAS-TIC! They would make a great set for my son's teachers - must make my own. Thank you for the great ideas & your work is beautiful.

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    50. Oh my! Your purse is wonderful. What a neat idea. I also love the vintage look of your tag. However, the idea that I will steal (I hope you don't mind) is the masked heart. The simplicity of it is so beautiful!

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    51. Gorgeous projects. Love your purse card holder and the cards themselves. The tag is cool too, but I especially love the Valentine's Card. That card is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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    52. Really like the Valentine's card. It has a soft and simple feel which could easily be duplicated using the masking technique and other stamps as well.

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    53. That tag is awesome! And the card holder purse is soooooo clever. :-)

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    54. The purse and cards are so lovely...but that valentine card is absolutely fab-u-lous. Love it!

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    55. All your cards projects are stunning Suzz, love the masked heart especially!!

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    56. Love the flowers ... really love the grunge card, so much going on yet it all works together perfectly!

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    57. Stunning cards, your colouring is amazing!

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    58. wow, wonderful creations!! Luv them all even they are so different. I like that :-)

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    59. Oh Suzz - jawdropping! Each one of them! This is so cool because I have the fleurettes stamp on my desk to use today, but I wasn't sure if I'd use Copics or pencils. You just made up my mind for me! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    60. Oh my! All the projects are fantastic! And suing some of the stamps I really, really want! Great work!

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    61. Gorgeous projects! Love them all Suzz!

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    62. Wow! I'm speechless! These are great!

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    63. WOW!! Your creations are fabulous!!! Thank you for the great instructions!

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    64. It is AMAZING how different the STAMP looks with the added colors!

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    65. Suzanne, beautiful card set! I like the the Tea Flower repeated! The white highlights on the flowers add dimension.

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    66. All your projects are terrific. I really love the tag.

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    67. Your projects are absolutely STUNNING!
      Thanks so much for a chance to win some Hero Arts goodies!

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    68. Three wonderful projects -- love the new Fleurette stamp!

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    69. These are all fantastic, but I just love the tag!

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    70. This is the first time visiting your site and all I can say is "WOW". Your projects are so beautiful and breath taking. What fabulous works of art.

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    71. Wow, what an amazing line up of gorgeous projects, Suzz! Your cards are beautiful.

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    72. Just beautiful! Amazing creations.

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    73. Love your clever and artistic interpretations. Very unique!

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    74. Wow. Beautiful! Gorgeous. I love the box you created. So special.

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    75. Love those flowers! Exceptional work!

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    76. Love all of them! I'm a "flower girl" but I even love the last one, awesome job!

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    77. Beautiful projects! I really like the cards and wooden purse.

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    78. I just love these projects... the wooden purse is just so beautiful. Tku for sharing them with us!

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    79. wow. I love that purse and the gorgeous round cards. Gorgeous.

      so many beautiful projects, thanks for the inspiration.

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    80. Well, I just love all of these. The purse with the cards is so unique and every thing is so creative! Great job and great use of stamps!

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    81. Love all your projects - especially the tag.

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    82. What a bunch of inspirational cards and all are so unique! Amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    83. Simply STUNNING, Suzanne! Your projects always take my breath away.. I am just in awe of your style!

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    84. Wow is all I can say! Inspiring!

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    85. Your work is absolutely brilliant, Suzz! I adore that fabulous tag!

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    86. Wow! I love, love making things for sets of cards but never would I have thought of a wooden purse! Love the classic tea flower stamp-it is going on my list of HA stamps to buy. Absolutely love the tag too:)

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    87. I would fall out of my chair if someone gave me something as beautiful as this! In the words of Wayne and Garth..."I'm not worthy!"

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    88. what a great selection of projects!!

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    89. Oh wow, what amazing creations. The details, the designs - love them all.

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    90. Knock your socks off, Gorgeous, Suzz! Great project!

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    91. What a wonderful idea with the purse!!! You do love flowers and they are beautiful!!!! I love Tim Holtz so I am so glad you ended with a tag!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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    92. WOW!! Love all the projects, so creative!

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    93. Wow! what wonderful creations!

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    94. I am so impressed with all three of your creations! Each one a work of art in itself. So creative!

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    95. wauu this one is one of my favourite!!! Love the purse!!! so sooo romantic!

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    96. So much detail! Lucky recipient!

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    97. Oh my, such awesome projects...

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    98. Amazing! So much detail in your projects and a variety of styles too.

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    99. WOW! Your card set is terrific. The heart is such a great idea (mind if I steal it?). And the tag is so manly which i really have trouble with. You are super-talented.

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    100. WOWZERS!!! Suzz...your cards are AMAZING and that TAG is TO DIE FOR!!!! I so love your work! Well Done!

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    101. I'm absolutely loving that card set! Thanks for sharing!

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    102. These are lovely. Thank you.

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    103. Oh everything is gorgeous I really like that purse set though.

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    104. oh whow, i love your whole page of goodies and the purses are cute, the card is lovely, but i have never thought to make a label, and this is the first one i've ever seen that i would love to have and hang in my craftroom! beautiful work
      thanx for sharing :)
      gail w gwallenm at wildblue dot net

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    105. WOW WEE these are all so amazing...love your creativity..

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    106. I love that flower heart! Great idea.

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    107. Wow!!! Absolutely amazing project, Suzz. That little purse is darling. BTY, I love your new header.

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    108. love that tag. so elegant. and the round cards are a great idea and so prety

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    109. Beautiful cards, Suzanne. I especially loved the Valentine heart.

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    110. This blog hopping is great. Just discovered your blog, looks great!

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    111. Wow - Suzz, you are a true artist! Just love your purse and card set! And that Valentine and vintage tag were both wonderful too! No need to include me in the prize drawing :)

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    112. Oh my, Suzanne, as usual your projects are stunning! You always do such an amazing job of coloring and layering your images. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    113. I love your purse project using the lovely new floral stamps, and then as I scrolled down, WOW!...
      I'll be back to admire the vintage tag some more, as I'm crazy for Steampunk!

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    114. What fabulas detail! I adore you card.

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    115. Just amazing work....loved the details. thanks

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    116. wow, outstanding Suzz. love your purse idea and am very envious of your creating time.

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    117. gorgeous projects. Love all the details.

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    118. What a clever project with the wooden purse! Gorgeous cards too. A terrific collection!

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    119. I love the Fleurettes. Not sure I would have ever picked them to use until I saw the Heart Shape on your Valentines Card. Sold me on it :)

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    120. those are all fantastic projects! wow! thank you.

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    121. oh my... such lovely use of shapes and coloring!
      and the dragonfles are wonderful!
      Thanks for the recipes
      Holly

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    122. Amazing , I love the purse and the vintage tag !!!!

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    123. These are breathtaking, Suzz!! Just fab!

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    124. Wow, Suz, you sure are on a roll, all fantastically done, tag is awesome, love that vintage look, looks great with the film strip!!
      And the set of cards and holder is so dainty and pretty looking, awesome!!
      And your valentines card is oh so pretty as well, fantastic job on all.
      Thanks for sharing!!
      Hugs
      Donna

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    125. I love all of your cards they are amazing, my favorit is the one with the heart, that one just wowed me.

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    126. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I knew the watch gear would be a hit!

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    127. Beautiful cards and what a great purse.

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    128. WOWed by your incredible projects. So beautiful. Thanks for posting.

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    129. Your cards are so elegant. I especially love the Valentine's card, so creative!!

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    130. Love your work. Awesome vintage ideas.

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    131. Gorgeous projects! LOVE the purse with the cards.

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    132. Just beautiful! Love the purse with the card set; what a great gift!

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    133. Love your wooden purse and card set. So creative and LOVE IT! Your art works are just great!

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    134. Wow - so many gorgeous projects. A great example of how versatile the HA stamps are. Thanks for sharing.

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    135. Beautiful projects! Love what you have done with each of these stamps! Really love the vintage tag!

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    136. all 3 of your projects are fantastic - especially love the tag.

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    137. gorgeous projects--love the tag esp!!

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    138. I love your vintag RR tag! Very nice work! Thanks for sharing! How did you get your filmstrip ribbon to curl like that?

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    139. These are such beautiful projects!

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    140. All projects are beautiful, but my favorite one is card set. Amazing coloring job.

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    141. You are very talented! Love your projects!

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    142. OMG! Your stamp set and purse our gorgeous! You are so creative!

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    143. This is fantastic! LOVE THE PURSE! OMG!

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    144. Have to use that Teaflower I bought at the Hero Art-pre launch party....love what you did with it.

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    145. gorgeous projects ! thanks for the beautiful inspiration. happy new year!

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    146. simply beautiful

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    147. Now I KNOW I want the 2 sets featured on the tag! There is so little in the way of manly stamps around. I love those 2.

      I am a regular visitor to your blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

      Maple Ridge, BC

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    148. I'm so glad I ordered these two stamps! Can't wait to play with them!

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    149. Wonderful cards and tags, Thanks for sharing such beautiful projects and easy to understand instructions!

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    150. Fantastic ideas and fantastically beautiful! Can't decide which I like best--love them all!!

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    151. oh WOW!!!! gorgeous creations!!!! absolutely stunning!! =)
      hugs, SannaS

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    152. Love these creations... making me want to sit and stamp tonight!

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    153. That tag is wicked cool!!!! Love it :)

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    154. Wow Suzz these are such stunning cards.

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    155. Love all of these, especially like how you used the same flowers in two ways. The tag is my fav I think, my little guy would love it!

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    156. Not just one, but several fabulous creations! Thanks for the great inspirations.

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    157. I love how you used the negative of the die cut to use as a mask!

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    158. I really like the Card set and Vintage Tag but I love the Valentines card. I may have to Case that for my Beloved! Thank you for sharing.

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    159. Love your use of color and the cards are amazing! Great project.

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    160. Great cards, especially love the tag with the train and filmstrip. Thanks for sharing!

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    161. Such beautiful work, Suzanne! I love flowers!

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    162. Beautiful projects. Thanks for some great ideas!

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    163. The painting on the flowers is absolutely gorgeous. Really brings out the beauty of the stamps. Thanks for sharing!

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    164. Love the idea of the box/bag for the cards :)

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    165. I truely love the wooden box and cards....Plus the tag is right up my alley

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    166. Absolutly gorgeous!!! Now I know for sure I want that new flower stamp!

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    167. What a darling project! TFS! Cathy M.

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    168. auntiemaryann love the tag! thanks for the inspiration!

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    169. Great job with the cards. Thank you for sharing.

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    170. Wow--nice work on these, and thanks for sharing the how-tos :)

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    171. Lovely projects, these stamps are gorgeous. Ger x.

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    172. Gorgeous Suzz! I always love to come see what you have been up to! Loving these new images!

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    173. WOW! All your creations are great. The notecard set is a work of art!

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    174. Beautiful projects .... I love the tag the best. Thanks for sharing!

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    175. Love the burlap! Why don't I ever remember to use that?

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    176. Your cards are just gorgeous!! I love the note cards with the purse...cute! The valentine card is beautiful and the tag is awesome!!

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    177. Major WOW!! So blown away by your elegant and amazing tlent and projects. The teas rose is one of my favorite stamps!

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