Monday, January 9, 2012

Hero Arts' 2012 Catalog Blog Hop


Hello, friends! If you've arrived here from Sue's fabulous blog, then you're on the right track for Day One of Hero Arts' 2012 Catalog Blog Hop featuring Hero Arts' Hostesses! 

Here are my cards that I made using stamps from Hero Arts' newest catalog. The catalog cover is what inspired my first card. I  Hero Arts' background stamps and the Newspaper Background has been given a permanent spot on my craft desk!

Stamps used: Newspaper Background, Year Round Sentiments,
Sweet Hearts

I love that even with text on it, the stamp can be read both horizontally and vertically. I used it horizontally here on my second card, along with the Newspaper Skyline, another new favorite.

Stamps used: Newspaper Background, Newspaper Skyline, Year Round Sentiments

The sentiments on the first two cards are from Year Round Sentiments. Hero Arts will donate 25% of the profits from this stamp set to Operation Write Home. How cool and generous is that?

Stamps used: Leaf and Floral Background, Truly Grateful

I decided to go vintage on my last card, using Leaf and Floral Background and Truly Grateful, a gorgeous set of labels. The hand crocheted flower was made by a dear friend.

During this 5-day 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!

Now let's hop over to Barb's blog. I can't wait to see what she's done with the new catalog stamps! If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Club Blog. Also, please report any broken links to Tami.

Thanks for hopping by, and thank you, Hero Arts, for the opportunity to reunite with the other hostesses and help showcase the 2012 stamps! 

Happy hopping! 

497 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards! Love the skyline it is fantastic! And perfect with the sentiment! Gorgeous Thank you card! And the sweet newsprint with the hearts and sentiments.

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  2. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS.....LOVE your Cards!!! xoxo!

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  3. Love all of these cards - you're making me want these stamps BAD!

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  4. So happy to be hopping with you today, Donna! Love each card! :)

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  5. Gorgeous cards Donna, such a beautiful representation of the HA stamps!

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  6. Beautiful cards Donna!

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  7. love your projects, lots of inspiration~!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  8. Love all your cards! I really like that newspaper background too!

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  9. Fabulous cards, Donna! Absolute LOVE the first one (though the other 2 are just perfect as well)! The colors just pop against the background!

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  10. Beautiful projects and love the newspaper background. Your skyline design is so pretty and love the simplicity of the thank you card.

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  11. Love how you used the newspaper background stamp.

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  12. Beautiful cards. I think the skyline would have to be my favorite.

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  13. LOVE your creations, Donna! I'm on inspiration overload!

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  14. Lovely cards ... and i love the newspaper background... looking forward to have them .. hehe!!

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  15. These are wonderful, I love all the new stamps with the newspaper background/print, and you did a great job recreating the catalog on the first card, although my favorite is probably the second. Thanks!

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  16. Love the Newspaper ideas! they are different and adorable~

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  17. Love your cards (specially the hearts!) . . . and thanks for highlighting that the newsprint works well in both portrait and landscrape.

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  18. Lovin' the inspiration Donna!! The skyline is fabulous!

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  19. Oh man! I love any card with text. These are awesome.

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  20. I just ordered the newspaper background so it was fun to see it in use so I could get some ideas. Thanks!

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  21. Oooh... I love that newspaper background.. it is definitely one to look out for. Your cards are beautiful.

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  22. Awesome awesome cards Donna! LOVE them all!

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  23. I love the shading you used on the Skyline card - very pretty.

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  24. Love your sweet and simple designs Donna, they really let the stamps shine!

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  25. Great work! Love the newspaper stamps.

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  26. Great samples. That text stamp is divine!

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  27. Donna, you have THREE awesome cards here! I love the newspaper print cards, but I am smitten by the last vintage card you posted...I'm in love!

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  28. Oh Donna, your cards are fab! Love them all so much - thanks for adding to my wishlist!!

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  29. Love them all, especially the skyline! Fabulous!

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  30. Beautiful cards.. Love how you put the buildings into a valentine's card..

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  31. Lovely card, my favorite is the Newspaper Skyline one - beautiful colors!

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  32. Beautiful work Donna! So fun to see your take on the new hero stamps!

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  33. Your cards are fun... a very nice variety!

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  34. the first card is perfect to send to my DS away at school. so is the skyline since he is in a big city, the adorable fem card has my heart too. lovely

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  35. Love all your cards and especially the newspaper background stamp.

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  36. The newspaper print stamps are my new favorites and I love what you did with them. They are on my wish list for sure.

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  37. Awesome cards, my fave is the skyline.....
    Have a awesome week Donna!

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  38. Your use of these great new stamps is so inspiring! I love the graphic style of the first two and the beautiful femininity of the last. Simply perfect! Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Love your cards! I'm thinking the newspaper stamp will be finding a home with me!

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  40. Fabulous cards, Donna! Love the skyline card!

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  41. Wowza! Love the hearts on the card, I am a big fan of hearts so this warms my heart!

    Julie H in MN

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  42. You just make my jaw drop...again, again and again!! LOVE your projects for the hop! Each one of them is gorgeous and detailed!Way to go!

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  43. Fabulous trio of cards. That newsprint background looks soooo useful and I love the skyline image too. The background stamp on the last card is so elegant and I love the colours you chose.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  44. I just love your cards! Always love new inspiration

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  45. What beautiful cards!! Great ideas!

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  46. my favorite is the newsprint skyline. thanks for sharing.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  47. So beautifull. My wish list is growing too fast!

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  48. Beautiful cards really, really love the newsprint background stamp, TFS and love and hope to win some of the new Hero Arts stamps. pammejo1@yahoo.com

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  49. Oh boy do I ever love your cards! So sweet! :> I also love the newspaper for the same reason as you! :> I love seeing what you did with these stamps!

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  50. Love the cards you made! I was actually contemplating on the newspaper background stamp and you may have enabled me on it.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  51. I love the cards!! That skyline stamp is fantastic!!

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  52. Fantastic cards! Thank you for the great inspiration. I think I NEED that newspaper background!

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  53. Beautiful projects and I too really like the Newsprint background. Was undecided at first, but the more I see it, the more I need it. I especially liked the card with the newsprint cityscape. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. FABULOUS cards (as always!) Donna!

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  55. Great cards! Gotta love those background stamps. :-)

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  56. All three cards are fantastic, Donna! So different, yet I love them all!!

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  57. Beautiful cards! I love the simplicity of the Newsprint card!!

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  58. Fabulous cards Donna, that skyline is particularly stunning, I am going to need so many new stamps when this week is over !!!

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  59. beautiful cards!! I luv the 2nd one the most, and i might case it in the future, cuz i'll be away from bf for a while, and i really like that card. :-)

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  60. The cards are just lovely! Great job!

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  61. LOVELY! That newspaper text stamp is calling my name...

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  62. Donna - your cards are always perfection! I love your CAS style - these cards are FABULOUS!

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  63. Your Cards are so pretty and my wish list is getting longer and longer LOL

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  64. Beautiful cards. The Newspaper background looks very stylish!

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  65. Great cards, love the skyline in the first & the vintage feel of the second :)

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  66. All your cards are outstanding. Love the colors you used.

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  67. Super cute cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  68. Beautiful cards highlighting my favorite new background stamps. Thanks for confirming that I really need these two!

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  69. Fabulous cards, Donna! I really love the one with newspaper skyline.

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  70. Wonderful cards! Love the text background.

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  71. Wow, you showcased those stamps perfectly. I love, love, love that newpaper background. One of my new favorites. Thanks for sharing.

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  72. Lovely projects--love how you used the newspaper background.

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  73. Really cool background stamp! your cityscape is fabulous! Great job, and thanks for sharing.

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  74. Great cards! I so love anything newspaper print right now, great job!

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  75. Lovely cards. Love those newspaper skyline. lovely. lovely.

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  76. Beautiful creations Donna - thanks for the inspiration.

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  77. Your cards are lovely...just re-enforcing my need for those newspaper print stamps! Great job1

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  78. Great projects! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  79. Gorgeous cards, my favorite is the vintage one :-).
    Thanks for the inspiration and the fun

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  80. Great projects. My favorite is the skyline. Looks like the newsprint stamps are going to be very popular.

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  81. Donna, these are just amazing! LOVE what you did with the city skyline.. didn't think I needed that stamp, but you have me second guessing myself now! ;) Gorgeous projects, friend!

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  82. Okay, my mind is up. I am going to go order those newspaper print stamps. They are wonderful and so versatile. I really love the cards you shared with us. All this art work is making me drool for some new stamps. Thanks.

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  83. Oh Newspaper Skyline I Heart you!! Love your cards:)

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  84. Absolutely wonderful cards and ideas!

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  85. Love newsprint stamps. Simple yet so awesome

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  86. I think it was your inspiration that got me hooked on using text on my cards and you are still keeping me supplied with creative ideas, Donna! Your cards today are so perfect! Thanks for the reminder about OWH, those sets are on my wishlist.

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  87. Your skyline card is so pretty. I love the soft colors too! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  88. such marvelous creations!!! LOVE the newspaper skylines stamp-wow!

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  89. What beautiful cards! Margaret K

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  90. Love your cards!

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  91. *swoon* Absolutely gorgeous cards, Donna! I love all the newspaper stamps, too.

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  92. Wow! These are all so out-standing, Donna! Love, Love, Love, them!!!

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  93. I have started to really like the news paper printed paper. I also love the skyline stamp!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

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  94. All your cards are fabulous! I agree that the newsprint stamp is a favorite!!

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  95. Lovely cards. Love the newspaper stamps

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  96. Lovin' these stamps and your cards!

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  97. What wonderful creations you made. Love the stamps you used. That newspaper background is going on my wish list.

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  98. I love the second one! so beautiful colors and the sentiment!

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  99. love your cards. was on the fence about the newsprint stamp...now I gotta have it :)

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  100. Fabulous cards, Donna! You are making me want that Newspaper Skyline!

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  101. The newspaper background is one of my new favorites. You card really showcases it and I love, love, love what you did with the skyline.

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  102. Oh gosh the ideas and beautiful cards. My super favorite of these is the third card with floral bkg and thank you embelished with the pink and white. VERY elegant to me. Hopefully I'll be able to get those stamps sometime this year as our closest craft store is 50 mi away and it takes up to 2 mos for us to get them.
    thanx for sharing :)
    gail gwallenm at wildblue dot net

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  103. HOLY MOLY!!! These cards are OUTSTANDING!!! You have created MASTERPIECES!!!!!

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  104. i love your cards! they are so fresh and fun. great job!!!

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  105. Fantastic cards. Especially love the newspaper skyline card

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  106. wow I love your cards...that first one is so amazing...thanks for sharing.

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  107. Great cards! All sorts of good ideas to experiment with.

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  108. Great cards! I think that leaf & floral background is becoming a fave of mine, glad I picked it up the other day I just need to take time to play with it.

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  109. I really love how you used the newsprint stamp in these gorgeous cards!

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  110. Beautiful, beautiful cards, sis. Love the newsprint stamp you used. It's on my list. Hugs, Teresa

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  111. nice cards. i like all 3 of them. think i really need to have that skyline stamp

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  112. Lovely cards, Donna. that newspaper bg is growing on me, even more so now when seen in use. Might have to get that one!

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  113. Gorgeous cards - I do love the newspaper skyline.

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  114. I love the color combos on your Newspaper Skyline card - just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  115. Fabulous cards, Donna - especially love the newspaper bg with the hearts, such a fun design! Thanks for the inspiration!! No need to include me in the prize drawing :)

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  116. Very pretty cards. Love the newprint ones, think I may have to invest in that stamp! Thanks for sharing!

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  117. Delightful cards, each & every one, but oh, how you stole my heart with the newsprint skyline! :) *swoon*

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  118. Great cards, especially the first one with the cute hearts and newspaper background.

    Margaret Kaznowska

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  119. Fab new newspaper bg, and I gotta have that newspaper skyline too -- Love what you did them!

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  120. I love the simplicity of your cards. alittle detail goes a long way. Great job!

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  121. i love your cards! you always make me want to buy those background stamps! the newspaper print looks great!

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  122. Your cards definitely make me want to buy the newspaper stamp... So versatile!!!

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  123. Beautiful cards! I have that Newspaper skyline, and it looks like I need to pick up the newspaper background too! Thanks for posting such terrific art for us!

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  124. I am loving what you have done with the newspaper stamps! I was not a fan when I first saw them but you have inspired me to try them. Beautiful cards!

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  125. Oh, these cards are so cute! Love'em all!

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  126. great cards! love them all....maybe the last one most, something about the vintage vibe. It is always so inspiring to see stamps used that I wouldn't have had a clue what to do with before. Thank you.

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  127. 3 lovely cards- and all so different!
    the city skyline is very versitile- thanks for sharing!
    Holly

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  128. Wonderful cards, the feelings behind the cards can be felt, they are so elegant looking, Great job!!!
    Especially love the first one, that newsy look is so cute!!
    Thanks for sharing with us your talents.
    Hugs
    Donna

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  129. Love those new newspaper stamps - and your cards are just beautiful!

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  130. These are so lovely! Yes, those stamps are just great!

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  131. Donna, your cards are terrific!

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  132. Your skyline card is breathtaking. Thanks for posting.

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  133. I just received my newspaper background stamp today! Very lovely cards!

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  134. Fabulous cards Donna! I love all of the new Hero stuff!!

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  135. Lovely cards, especially like the colors!

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  136. Your cards are inspirational, love the colors and design!!

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  137. pretty cards! love the newspaper print.

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  138. The the simplicity of your cards.Clean and fresh.

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  139. Donna, all your cards are great! I especially like the one where you used the Newspaper Skyline! Such beautiful colors!

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  140. Gorgeous cards - the newsprint stamps are some of my favorites from the 2012 catalog too. Thanks for sharing.

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  141. I love all three cards, but my favorite is the one with the newspaper background. It's just super cute! :-) xx

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  142. Wow, Donna! Such amazing creations from you! I must get that newspaper background now! And I'm starting to get very smitten about the Skyline image too!

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  143. I love the card with the skyline!

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  144. all 3 of your cards are fantastic, but if i had to vote i'd go for the vintage - it is so gorgeous!

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  145. Ok, now I need the newspaper skyline--love your sky!

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  146. Next to the zig zag stamp, that newspaper collage is my favorite new stamp! I have it on order. You did a great job of showing off the new stamps! Thank you!

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  147. Wow, Donna, these are so fabulous! Love that newsprint background.

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  148. All cards are very nice. I loved the skyline.

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  149. Love your cards.Thank you for all idea's.

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  150. Beautiful cards! I love the skyline, and I think I need that "Newspaper Background!"

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  151. love your examples! My friend ordered the newspaper bg stamp. But I'll make sure I get to play with it too!

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  152. loving all the possibilities with the new Hero Arts Stamps.

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  153. The newspaper background! Another item to add to my list!!!! It is getting longer.

    I love these blog hops as they introduce me to fabulous cardmakers. This is my first visit to yours. I am so glad to have happened by and will visit more often.

    Maple Ridge, BC

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  154. Donna, oh my goodness! I am in love with all three of your cards! I LOVE your first one. I just received the newspaper woodblock and can't wait to use it! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  155. really beautiful cards

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  156. beautiful....so beautiful cards!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

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  157. What a great selection of cards. Love them all, but the first is my favorite. So Sweet!

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  158. Donna, three lovely cards, thanks for sharing.

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  159. Inspiration times three .. who could ask for more?!! Nice job.

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  160. You have used three of my fav new stamps in your cards!! My fav is definitely the Newsprint skyline card...gorgeous colors and so cheery.
    Awesome!!

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  161. Love all three of these. the newsprint buildings are great! The vintage card is just beautiful!

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  162. Great cards, love the skyline one! Thanks for sharing!

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  163. I love the first card with the newsprint stamp. The black and white with a pop of color is really great!

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  164. I love the first card with the newsprint stamp. The black and white with a pop of color is really great!

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  165. i have a little rose crocheted with metallic thread. thanks for the inspiration!

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  166. Such lovely work, Donna! Your cards are beautiful!

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