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Monday, October 24, 2016

Hero Arts Blog Hop


Hi and welcome to the Hero Arts Hostess Hop, featuring wonderful stamps from the new 2016 release and winter catalogue!  

If you’ve been following along, you’ve just arrived from the extremely talented Joy Taylor's blog!

Hero Arts will be awarding 4 prizes:
 
Today's hop:
1 $25 Hero Arts shopping spree
1 bonus prize on the Hero Arts blog

Tomorrow's hop
1 $25 Hero Arts shopping spree
1 bonus prize on the Hero Arts blog

 The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning! Please 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.
I love fall and using the new Grateful Leaves allowed me to create several cards highlighting the beautiful colors of fall. 
 I started by inking up the solids with a mix of distress inks in fall colors. I stamped them on white cardstock and cut them out.  I then stamped the veins using a brown ink.  I added a touch of tissue tape to the background and stamped the beautiful sentiment on the cardbase. 

A quick and easy Thanksgiving card to give to the hostess of Thanksgiving dinner.
 The leaves are so versatile because the lines are separate from the solids.  I decided to create a resist with the veins for my next card. 

I stamped all the veins using Versamark and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I then stamped the leaves using Saffron Archival Ink.  The sentiment was added last with a brown ink. I finished with a splattering of fall colors across the surface. 

I have to finish my post with a cute step card created to root on one of my home teams who are in the playoffs.  Hero Arts has the cutest sets of stamps from Kelly Purkey celebrating different cities and I couldn't resist the Kelly's Chicago set.

 I created a mini step card and added a few pennants to root on the Cubs!



Now it is time to head off to the amazingly creative Heather Doran and see what she has created to delight the eyes!

If you missed anyone else on the hop here is the full list:

227 comments:

  1. Wow Suzz, fabulous cards! Your leaf cards are fantastic - gorgeous designs and details and the leaves look so beautiful and realistic! Your Cubs card is so creative and fun - best of luck to them in the playoffs!! It has been great fun hopping with you again:)

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  2. Love these cards Suzanne, what gorgeous leaf stamps to leave such beautiful detail! Your fall colours are "spot on"!

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  3. I'm such a huge fan of fall inspired cards...love them.
    Your Cubs card is so FUN.

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  4. I love leaf cards beyond all things. The leaf colors are fabulous! That background script approach is beautiful! Great project and thanks for the inspiration! kReN@afourthlife

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  5. The first two cards are so beautiful and elegant. And the third is just pure fun!

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  6. Especially love your first card. You did a great job on the leaves, and I love how your background looks. There but not overwhelming. Very pretty.

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  7. Your leaf cards are stunning, love how you created the background on the first card. Yay for the Cubs, that's a lovely design. Congrats on the win for you cub fans. I know it's so exciting living in Chicagoland right now:-)))

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  8. Oh those leaves are AMAZING! I absolutely love the tissue paper in the first one and then I saw the second one and was blown away by the subtlety of the 2nd. Just beautiful!

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  9. The yellow leaves actually look like they are falling. Great cards!

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  10. Lovely fall leaf cards and cute step card for the Cubs.

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  11. Love your fall cards. Simple yet elegant. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Beautiful (and also funny for the last one) creations !

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  13. Beautiful fall cards!! And gotta love the Cubs, even though we are in California, my son is a Cubs fan!

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  14. First I have to say - Go Cubs!! I love all three cards! The script tissue behind the leaves is a wonderful detail! Lucky hostess!!

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  15. Love your Cubs card but I am a Cleveland Indians Fan. Go Tribe!!!

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  16. Just love your fall cards with the yummy leaves, Suzz! And what an adorable rah-rah card for the Cubs! Can't wait to see them win!!

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  17. Love your cards! I think you chose the perfect background for the first card.

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  18. Wonderful...I especially love the tissue background of the first card.

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  19. Fun! I love fall colors. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!!

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  20. Love the cards with the leaves!

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  21. Gorgeous leaf cards! I love how you did the tissue tape for the background on the first card.

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  22. Unexpected departure from all the others but so good-love the leaves and the fun tissue tape background. Go Cubbies!

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  23. I just love the Grateful Leaves cards!

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  24. Love those autumn colors, lovely cards.

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  25. I really like how you used washi tape to create a torn paper look on your card. Very nice cards.

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  26. Really nice cards! The leaves with the partial background stamp evokes feeling of memories. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Love these fall cards! Your technique is inspiring and I am super excited to start my own cards thanks to your inspiration!

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  28. Thank you for a new idea for thanksgiving! Love the leaf look. Gorgeous!

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  29. Gorgeous work! I love the autumn cards and I have to give you a huge thumbs up for the Cubs card. We live in Forest Glen and are dedinitely flying the W's as well. GO CUBS!!!

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  30. Hi Suzz! I KNEW your post would be such a treat to see! Gorgeous cards! I've loved getting back together with all the hostesses! Such fun! ♥

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  31. Beautiful fall cards and your Cubs card is adorable. Congrats to the Cubs!

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  32. Really nice cards! The leaves with the partial background stamp evokes feeling of memories. Thanks for sharing!

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  33. just when I think I have enough stamps, then I see beautiful examples using a set I don't have like Grateful Leaves. Both your cards are beautiful. The colors are perfect for Fall/Thanksgiving.

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  34. Gorgeous cards Suzz I love the beautiful leaves card.

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  35. The first card with the leaves and the "newsprint" background is especially lovely!

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  36. Oh excellent job on the leaves -- I love gorgeous autumn cards like these.

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  37. Love your fall foliage cards, and your homage to the Cubs made me smile! Fun to be hopping with you again!

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  38. Fall leaves always make the perfect card for the season! Love these.

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  39. Autumn leaves!!! I love them, and yours are simply beautiful!

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  40. Love your beautiful
    cards! The first one
    is terrific with that
    wonderful background.
    Carla from Utah

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  41. I love autumn leaves and yours are wonderful.

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  42. Beautiful cards, love the movement with the leaves. That background on the first card is awesomely done! Go Cubs :)

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  43. Love how you used the washi to create the background. Lovely card with the falling leaves.

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  44. Absolutely amazing!! The leaves are so vibrant looking! You make autumn a most beautiful season! Thanks for sharing and I love reuniting with you again!!

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  45. Wow, these cards are so creative. LOVE the first card with the pop of color. Thanks you so much for inspiring me today:)

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  46. Lovely cards. The first one is my favorite. Love those gorgeous colors against the script BG.

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  47. What a wonderful set of cards you have created. Love the fall leaves coloring. Thank you for sharing your talent and being part of this giveaway

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  48. Love the way you used the leaves stamps and the cubs card is so fun-I never thought to make a team card and I love the idea!

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  49. Beautiful cards! Could you make a video of the leaves with the tissue background? It's the perfect fall card!

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  50. Love the fall inspiration - I've got to get started on my Thanksgiving cards!

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  51. Stunning fall cards and such a fun Cubs card, Suzanne! The first one is my favourite. I love how much the washi tape highlights those gorgeous leaves. It’s been so fun hopping with all my hostess sisters again!

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  52. Love the fall cards and interesting, fun design for your step card!

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  53. These leaf cards are 'da bomb! (And 'da Cubs are going to the Series - yaaaaay!)

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  54. Your leaf cards are amazing and so beautiful. Love fall and all the colors. Though we live on the east coast, my husband and I decided that we must root for the Cubs. They deserve to win! Love the cute card, too!

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  55. Love your cards. Cute Chicago card.

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  56. Such beautiful cards! Perfect for the season!

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  57. beautiful thanksgiving card, and congrats to the Cubs, even though they knocked us (Giants) out of the playoffs..cant help to root for the underdog!!

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  58. The cards are beautiful but I really like the Thanksgiving card. The leaves look so natural. Good job.

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  59. Love love love all the leaves! And the cubs card is soo fun! :)

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  60. lol, love the Cubs card...and the leaves cards are lovely too!

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  61. Beautiful work!! Once my Red Sox were out, I started cheering on your Cubs!! Good luck!!

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  62. Your leaves are beautiful - love your cards! Since our Red Sox are not in the World Series, we're rooting for the Cubs!!!

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  63. Gorgeous leaves!! They really captured the essence of Autumn!

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  64. Gorgeous maple leaves; my Canadian heart has been completely captivated! I'll be cheering for your Cubs as well, since our Jays didn't make it past Cleveland! You'll hear me all the way from Alberta when they win (because we know they will!)
    ~carol

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  65. Oh my goodness....I love love your Fall leaf cards, Suzanne! Your use of colors and text just blew me away! And way to celebrate the Chicago Cubs party with your 2nd card! That is AWESOME all around! Happy to be hopping along with you! So good to "see" you again :)

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  66. I love the way you made that
    background on the first card.
    Best wishes to the Cubbies.
    Would love to see them win -
    I'm from down-state so I'm
    ordinarily a Cardinals fan.
    thanks for sharing.

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  67. your leaves cards are gorgeous, Suzanne - i pinned both of them - love that idea of stamping on the tape!

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  68. Love your cards. The background on that first card is just perfect. It's the perfect offset for those leaves.

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  69. Have never seen the tissue tape stamped and used as a background. Such a great idea - and such beautiful cards So glad I made the time for this blog hop.

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  70. Beautiful cards, I love how the leaves look like they are just floating down from a tree!

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  71. I have a soft spot for fall images and these cards are just gorgeous!

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  72. I've not been tempted with the leaves stamps and dies but Oh my, how impressive you've made them!
    Another to add to my 'Wish List'

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  73. Great cards! Congrats to the Cubbies!

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  74. Congratulations on your team's win! Those leaves are just beautiful, too.

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  75. Love the simple beauty of the "give thanks" card!

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  76. Your leaves are gorgeous. Congrats on the Cubs winning. Rooting for them to win the World Series.

    anmatt1@aol.com

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  77. Great Thank you cards...thanks for sharing.

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  78. Love the back drop with the leaves, that is really neat. I like that, that is a really neat card. It is something I will have to try. Great card.

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  79. Very nice work - I will aspire to :)

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  80. I love your Thanksgiving cards--the music tissue paper is a wonderful detail! Your Go Cubs card is such fun.

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  81. Amazing cards!!! Your first card is just breathtaking and your Cubs card is so cool!!!

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  82. Great cards. Love the leaf ones. Cub fans here too! Go CUBS!

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  83. Great cards. Love the leaf ones. Cub fans here too! Go CUBS!

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  84. The fall leaves are so pretty with the mix of colors!

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  85. Autumn is my Favorite, so I LOVE your leaf cards. Lovely colors!

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  86. Beautiful fall leaf cards! Love them!

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  87. Love your autumn leaves--and since hubby is from Chicago--totally get the Cubs card!

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  88. The cards are great, really makes you feel the Fall season.

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  89. Beautiful fall colors. Love how you showed the versatility of the stamps. TFS.

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  90. I so love the leaf layering stamps. They really help a color challenged person like me. Thanks for sharing the emboss resist idea - very cool.

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  91. Your leaves are so realistic!!!!

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  92. Ooohing and aaaaahhing and grinning at your fabulous cards!

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  93. The first card is my favorite ... so pretty !!! 😍

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  94. Love what you have done with the leave stamps. Thanks for your creations!

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  95. Really enjoyed your Happy Thanksgiving card!

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  96. ((Gulp)) I have no words. You have captured the beauty of Fall and my heart :-)

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  97. ((Gulp)) I have no words. You have captured the beauty of Fall and my heart :-)

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  98. Your Thanksgiving card is just so pretty. I love the beautiful leaves. Fall is my favorite season and your card sure grabbed my appreciation!

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  99. Beautiful cards, great ideas! Thanks for sharing! Happy Crafting

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  100. Love the leaves, so beautiful.

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  101. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing Thanksgiving card ideas.

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  102. These are such beautiful fall cards! Thanks for inspiring me! Go Cubs!

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  103. I love, love, love your fall leaves. Gorgeous!

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  104. Fabulous cards Love how you used the leaves so differently

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  105. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous cards!

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  106. Your leaf cards are wonderful! The first looks like REAL leaves layer out on an artistic background.

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  107. Wow, love the leaves on your cards. Very nice with the cubs cards too.

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  108. Like Autumn and your Autumn creations. Rooting for the Cubs since the TX Rangers were beat out.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  109. Beautiful cards! I really love the leaves in those gorgeous fall colors!

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  110. Love the orange/gold leaves on the black & white background.

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  111. Great idea adding the paper in the background, it helped the leaves really pop without just being on a plain white background.

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  112. So pretty. Love the colors of the leaves. Thank you!

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  113. great cards, especially the cubs card!

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  114. These are beautiful!!! I especially love the leaf one with the tissue background!

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  115. the fall cards are pretty but i love that cubbies card!

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  116. I love the multi-colored leaves against the white and tissue paper background. Well done.

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  117. WOW, I love the leaves on both cards. The versatility is fantastic for making all seasons and I love the fall colors.

    The Chicago card is so much FUN!

    So glad to be hopping along with you!

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  118. I really love your fall cards. The colors and layout are just inspirational.

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  119. Nice fall cards and cute cubs card😊

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  120. Super cute and I love the Cubs card!

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  121. Your Thanksgiving card caught my breath! The broken script background is SO cool-have to figure that one out to copy the technique.

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  122. Your leaves are gorgeous. Wonderful cards.

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  123. Really creative, I love the backgrounds you have chosen

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  124. I can't help it. I love the Cubs card. I'd love to see them win too.

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  125. Beautiful leaf cards! The Cubs card is so cute and good luck to them!

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  126. Pretty leaves card!

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  127. Loved how you used the word background. Especially liked the leaves.

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  128. Loved how you used the word background. Especially liked the leaves.

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  129. Pretty cards! It is really nice how you did the leaves in different ways. Good idea on the tissue words under the leaves.

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  130. Spectacular! What beautiful cards.

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  131. Love the leaf cards. Really lovely.

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  132. Love the leaf cards! Great how you did the first one

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  133. I too love the colours of the fall (the weather...not so much :) ) and I love the first towo cards. Beautiful colouring!

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  134. Beautiful cards, love the leaves.

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  135. Love how you create with leaves, these are beautiful!

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  136. OK, I was enamored with your Cubs card...so I had to scroll back to look at the other cards again! Just love that you presented a Thanksgiving card for the hop. Now seriously, GO CUBS!

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  137. Don't know what is is about leaves, cuz I hate them when I'm raking them, but I love how they look on cards! Your fist card is lovely. From a Royals fan - GO CUBS - the times, they are a changin'!!

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  138. Love the leaf stamp and the way you colored them. From a Mets fan,...GO CUBS! Great cards!

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  140. LOVE the leaf cards! From a Red Sox fan - Go Cubs!

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  141. Gorgeous leaf cards, love the tissue tape background behind the beautiful leaves and great idea to clear emboss the leaf veins first, very pretty! And Go Cubs!

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  142. Such great ideas for the fall leaves! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  143. Lovely cards using the fall leaves! I love the added tissue tape on the first. I had forgotten about Kelly's Chicago stamp set - fab card. GO CUBS! #FLYINGTHEW

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  144. Beautiful cards!! The fall leaves are fantastic!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  145. Fantastic cards Suzanne. Especially love the first one with the pretty leaves. Also love the partial background stamping. Beautiful colors.

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  146. I like the color on the leaves on your first card.

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  147. Beautiful cards! But I LOVE the Cubs one! So creative!

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  148. Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  149. J'aime I eux la première avec les feuilles qui se détache bien du fond blanc et noir

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  150. Beautiful leaves on your cards. Inspirational.

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  151. The details in your leaf cards are amazing!!! The cubs are in the Series!!! Yay!

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  152. love the leaves on your first card! and the cubs card is cute!

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  153. Beautiful leaves, details are very pretty and help them to stand out. Love the cubs card as well, cute.

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  154. Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year so your leaf cards really caught my eye - I love them both. I'm not Cubs fan but your "step" card is absolutely adorable - Good luck to them!

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  155. Those Thanksgiving cards are stunning!

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  156. I am a lover of anything leafy! The clean design of the background text and leaves is fabulous!

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  157. LOL .... GO CUBS!!!!
    I am very picky about autumn leaves for some reason, and these are just my type! Great cards. TFS

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  158. I love your tissue tape background! What a fabulous idea! It reminded me of old images of newspapers and leaves swirling in the wind! It's perfect!

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  159. Love love over your cards Suzzane x

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  160. Awesome cards!! Love the step cubs card!!

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  161. Suzanne,
    I love autumn, too. Your cards are inspiring and incorporate a technique, tissue tape, I haven't seen used previously.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.
    Go Cubs!!!
    Cheryl

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  162. OMG the grateful leaves are stunning.

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  163. Great cards! The multi-hued leaves are gorgeous!

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  164. That first one is just breath-taking! Thank you.

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  165. I'm loving those leaves!!! WOW! And...Go Cubbies!

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  166. Hi Suzz, so happy to be hopping together again! Your wonderful arty style always makes me smile! I love your Fall leaves designs, they are stunning! And that cute step card is so cute and charming, love it! Good Luck to your Cubs!

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  167. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely cards.

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  168. Gorgeous cards! Good Luck to your team but I am rooting for the Indians! :)

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  169. Your leaf cards are lovely and colorful! The mini step card for Cubs is cute!

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  170. I love your leaves, they're gorgeous! Go Cubs Go! "Hey Chicago, what do you say?" :) It's been such fun hopping with you again!

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  171. Love these cards - especially the one with the tissue take, super pretty!

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  172. Such Gorgeous Cards Suzz....LOVE LOVE LOVE!! xoxoxo

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  173. Your leaves cards are gorgeous but your Cubs cards are out of this world! LOVE THEM! GO CUBS!

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