Friday, January 24, 2014

It's A Hero Arts Hostess Hop!

Welcome to the final day of the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop.  I'm so happy you could join in all the fun inspiration provided by this awesome group of stampers.

You should be arriving from Vera's blog, but if you've just joined us you can start at the beginning of the hop here. Remember to comment on any of the blogs during this weeks hop for a chance to win some fabulous goodies from the new 2014 Hero Arts collection.

My first card features the Petals of Beauty stamp, it's such a perfect name for this image.


I coloured right on the stamp using Memento Markers and stamped onto glossy paper.  The image was cut into three pieces and layered onto charcoal paper with some foam adhesive.  This was layered onto pool paper that was clear embossed with the Five Lines Background.  For the sentiment, I stamped it on vellum and wrapped it around the corner of the card stock.

Another card with Petals of Beauty.

This time I dug out my Perfect Pearls to use on the card.  The flower and sentiment were inked with Versamark and then coloured with Perfect Pearls.  I wish you could see just how pretty the shimmer is on the black cardstock.  The card base was stamped with the Five Lines Border, you can see the pattern peeking through on the scallops.

My next card is all about fun.


I masked off a centre portion of the card stock and randomly stamped two of the circle images from Dauber Bunch.  I inked up sponge daubers and used them to colour in the circles.  Because of the free-form shape of the circles, it's okay to colour outside of the lines!  I also used the Wink of Stella pen in clear to go over all the circles for some added sparkle.

I inked up the sentiment in black and stamped it in the centre of the masked off area and stamped it two more times but first stamped it off on scrap paper so I would get a lighter impression.  This way the complete sentiment stands out a little more in the darker ink.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for joining us all week long.  Your next stop is Cheiron's blog and it's the last one of the hop.

Have a great day!


224 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards. love the color combo in the first card.

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  2. Fabulous cards today, Sue - just love what you did with the petals of beauty! The one where you cut it into a trio looks amazing and I love the perfect pearl coloring - so yummy! And the congrats card is so fun with all the colorful dots! Such fun hopping with you today, my friend!!

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  3. Wow Sue - these are great! Wonderful work with the petals of beauty and that card really is all about fun!!

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  4. Swooooooon, Sue - your flower cards are gorgeous! Loved your idea for cutting the first panel into pieces, and the colors against black on the 2nd are amazing! And your final card is a party in a card! Beautifully done all around!

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  5. I wish I had thought of those great ways to do the Petals of Beauty stamp!! So many choices, so little time!! You have done elegant and cheerful so beautifully!! It's been a great hop!

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  6. Pretty amazing cards. Love the flower cards - the design on the first is unique and elegant, the second is freaking amazing. Inspirational. Great fun colors and cheery third card.

    Fantastic to share this week with you.

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  7. Such stunners, Sue! Such a side range of styles - all uniquely creative. Loving the dots, for sure. I am normally not a floral fan, but love what you did on the dark background. Gotta love 'em! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Especially like the use of the tile blocking & shaped card.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  9. So pretty. Love your unique takes.

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  10. Your use of Perfect Pearls is, well, perfect! Lovely colors & the scalloped edging frames it beautifully. The tiled card is also very lovely. Great use of the stamp. Thank you for your inspiration.

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  11. Stunning flowers! Your techniques are amazing!

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  12. Beautiful cards. I love what you did with the first one.

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  13. Your designs wow me every time, Sue! Love the panelling you did on the first card and the amazing colours on the round card. The use of the dauber stamp on the third one for confetti goes with the sentiment perfectly!

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  14. Fun cards. I love a good circle card, and you did not disappoint!

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  15. What a beautiful card... love the panel technique. Tks for sharing.

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  16. Your cards are amazing. I think my favourite has to be the blue Petals of Beauty card

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  17. Such brilliant cards, Sue! Perfect pearls are such a great idea for the petals of beauty stamp, amazing creativity! It's been a wonderful week, love getting the hosti together!

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  18. Oh my goodness, these are so pretty! I love the use of the dauber circles, the colours are soooo pretty. Thank you for sharing x

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  19. Love all your beautiful cards, Sue!! Love the first card with tile design and bright colors, the card using the Perfect Pearls is gorgeous, love the shimmer against black and all those fun colorful dots on the last card look very pretty. Thank for sharing it. :-)

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  20. so pretty; loved seeing what you did today!

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  21. I love all three cards, but that first one really speaks to me. So beautiful! Love hopping with you this week Sue. :)

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  22. Love the congratulations card, great colors!

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  23. So very pretty and colorful...love your first card and the stamp petals of beauty.

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  24. your cards are delightful and especially love the congrats card with its cheery dots!

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  25. Sue, all 3 cards are so creative. I love them all and like the masking on the 3rd card.

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  26. Lovely cards, Sue! I especially love how you used the Petals of Beauty stamp!!

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  27. Wonderful projects, as always, Sue! I didn't think I'd "need" those flower stamps but they're now on my want list! It's been a fun week hopping with you!

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  28. your cards with the petals of beauty stamp are wonderful - like donna m. i think i need it now!

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  29. i love your "huge congrats" card! so fun!

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  30. That flower stamp is just beautiful!!!! LOVE how you used it, too!

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  31. Your cards are truly stampers' delights ! Each one of them is beautiful with the FABULOUS inking that you did, Sue! I am honored to be hopping along with you today!

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  32. My favorite is the circular black card. How stunning it is! I will have to try that technique!

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  33. You always have such wonderful ideas, Sue! Your cards using the Petals of Beauty are gorgeous! The cut-up panels look awesome and love that you used Perfect Pearls on your second card - what a lovely effect! How fun is that Dauber Bunch card?! Fantastic masking and colors! So glad we were able to hop together again this year! ♥

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  34. Wonderful cards. Love the background on the first one.

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  35. The last card is so bright and graphic! Love the masked sentiment! The shaped card is out of this world - love the perfect pearls and the sentiment embossed in gold.

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  36. All fabulous cards, love the use of the perfect pearls, looks fantastic on the flower, love it!!!

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  37. All your cards are fantastic but one pops out - the onewith the circles. Love the colors!

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  38. Absolutely stunning cards, Sue! I love that you chose glossy cardstock for the first card and how you showed the versatility of this stamp with the 2nd one! Looks like you had fun with the circles, too! Thanks so much for your inspiration, and for being part of the hop...I'm happy to be following you on Bloglovin' now!

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  39. Great inspiration on your blog today! Thanks so much!

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  40. Lovely, all of them, but I love the blue and pp and gold one the best!

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  41. I like how you cut the flower apart in the first creation - you did a lovely job on this creation. I have not used perfect pearls coloring but have seen them in the store - I should give that a try -I am Liking the colors on the circle card as well. Hero Arts stamps are the best - thanks for sharing your creations and for the hop - have a lovely day!

    utb 01 @ att dot net [no spaces]

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  42. Such fun work Sue! My favorite is the congrats card! Great to see how you put your own stamp on these new Hero Arts goodies!

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  43. Lovely cards Sue! The last one is my favorite! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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  44. Sue, your cards are just beautiful! You put so much into each one. You have a great eye for color choice. Thank you for the inspiration. I'll have fun watching to see what other wonderful cards you create in the future.

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  45. Beautiful cards - love the flower stamp.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  46. I love how so many people can look at the same stamps and yet create such different things! Each and every one of your cards are so beautiful! Thanks you!

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  47. Your flower cards are so beautiful and unique - thanks for the inspiration!

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  48. gorgeous cards. love all the different technique used on these cards.

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  49. The more I see it the more I love that woodcut stamp. Brilliant use of the perfect pearls. The dauber card is really happy.

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  50. Amazing. Your first card is spot on gorgeous. Not saying the others are bad. They are great too. But I really like that five line bkgd stamp and the flower in the tile look is perfect. TFS

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  51. Love the Perfect Pearls card. Great ideas.

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  52. LOVE the blue/perfect pearls coloration. And your fun card is, well, fun!

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  53. All of your cards are fantastic! The design of the first one is spectacular!

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  54. Sue, all three cards are fantastic, but, I especially love the card using the Petals of Beauty stamp!

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  55. Wonderful cards Sue. Love them all. Thanks for sharing with me this week.

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  56. LOVE the use of the perfect pearls. Beautiful.

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  57. Gorgeous cards sue, great to be hopping with you again!!

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  58. Fun card is right! Love that one best!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  59. Beautiful cards Sue! The colors on the first one are fabulous, and the second is gorgeous! TFS

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  60. Sue fantastic variety and so lovely! I love the pretty tiled flowers! Charming! I love the way the blue popped on the dark background on your lovely second card. The last card is just so happy and cheery and sweet!

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  61. Such beautiful cards! Especially loved the card with the perfect pearls. Your last card is just fun.

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  62. So great that you showed us two beautiful ways to use the same flower stamp...thanks so much for sharing!

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  63. Great card! Love that background stamp and those colourful dauber dots. TFS ;-)

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  64. Love all of your GORGEOUS creations today!! Wow! The blue one in the middle is absolutely breathtaking! Must have that stamp now! ;) So glad I could hop along with you this time around!

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  65. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your Gorgeous cards Sue just perfect.....xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  66. Such pretty cards, those new flower stamps are just fantastic, that second card is breathtaking!

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  67. Wonderful cards Sue. Love that the three panels are different sizes, so interesting.

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  68. The blue card is beautiful! And the last card is sooo happy!

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  69. Love your cards today, Sue! Awesome job!

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  70. Gorgeous cards. Your blue card has inspired my to use my Pearl X powders. Cheers!

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  71. You're cards are just beautiful Sue! I am so loving the background stamps. I love your fun circle card. Love the colors you chose. Thank you for sharing you're great ideas.

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  72. Oh do I love that floral stamp! Your first card looks like a watercolor painting and the round card with dark background is so striking!

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  73. Such beautiful cards. Love the look of the first Petals of Beauty card.

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  74. I love your use of the Perfect Pearls; lovely card.

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  75. Sues what a fantastic post and collection of eye candy!

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  76. Loving your techniques! I never think to clear emboss or even stamp on vellum! Thank you for the reminders! Beautiful stuff!

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  77. Great cards.....love the circles colored with the daubers!

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  78. Beautiful cards, love that dauber bunch stamp...so fun! TFS!!

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  79. I loved each version of how you used the Petals of Beauty stamp! Beautiful.

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  80. Love these pretty cards, Sue! The perfect pearls make that second card a standout!

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  81. Love what you did with those lovely stamps Sue!! Fabulous cards!

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  82. Your flower cards are beautiful, Sue ... and I love the fun, happy, colourful dots!

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  83. Beautiful cards! The blue card is especially striking!

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  84. Wow wonderful cards, Sue! Your first card is so pretty! Love the colours on the flower and the grid design that goes perfectly with the Five Line bg! I love the way you achieved a completely different look for the flower on your second card - the colouring with perfect pearls looks brilliant and the shimmer must be amazing in real life! Your third card is so colourful and fun - love your design and the pretty colours with all the sparkle!

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  85. I really like the design of cutting the image into thirds and wrapping the sentiment around like that is new to me and I love it. I also like the 5 line background stamp. Both flower cards are wow. Great dauber colors.

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  86. Great looking cards.
    Really love the first
    one!
    Carla from Utah

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  87. I could recognize your style anywhere Sue! Your designs showcase the new stamps beautifully!! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

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  88. Your first card was my favorite, very creative

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  89. Great cards. Especially love the first one with the beautiful flower on such an amazing embossed background!

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  90. I love your cards. The perfect pearls just pop on the dark card.

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  91. Petals of Beauty is just that -love the colour schemes .

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  92. Wonderful cards...I am sure the perfect pearls card looks amazing in real life beacause it is so pretty in the picture.

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  93. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  94. Creative & beautiful, Sue! I really love your first card!

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  95. Beautiful cards. Love the tone on tone blue.

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  96. Both of the cards using the petal of beauty stamp are gorgeous and then you changed it up and created the really cute card using the dauber stamp. Loved seeing all of them.

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  97. Thanks for sharing! Cool colours!!!

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  98. Wonderful cards, Sue! Love the different looks that you have created - the perfect pearls almost glow against the black and the fun dauber card is great. Fab inspiration :)

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  99. Hi Sue, I love the second card. This monocromatic style is very fashion

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  100. love that flower card - thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  101. Sue, just love the cards you have created, gorgeous inspiration!

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  102. Hi Sue,
    Great to see you as part of the Hero Hostess Hop!! I am finding so many wonderful new ideas and fabulous inspiration along the way. Every card is different and it's clear you put in a lot of time and effort with this amazing variety!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  103. wow- your cards are so unique! cutting the first card into 3 pieces is genious- and I so love the blue perfect pearls on the black!!!
    thanks
    Holly

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  104. OMG!! You have been a BUSY little Crafter!! AMAZING creations!! THANKS so much for sharing and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  105. Your cards are wonderful the first two are so pretty I especially love round cards your third card is fun I love colorful dots have a great weekend

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  106. What a wonderful group of Hostesses you are. So talented and generous with your time. I have really enjoyed meeting new bloggers along the way. Thanks for all you dod.

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  107. Just beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  108. Wow. You showed us two very different cards with the same stamp. I know intellectually how important color is in setting a tone, but I was still blown away by the difference.

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  109. love the colors - I think the petal of beauty stamp is a must for me. thks for sharing

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  110. I like that you cut the flower into three sections instead of equal sizes. It has a really good look. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  111. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  112. Love the cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  113. Sue, three great cards! I love the clear-embossed background and beautiful sectioned flowers of your first card, and the striking dark blue second card...gorgeous! That third card IS all about fun...I love it!

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  114. Sue...Your flowers cards are absolutely gorgeous!
    So fun to be hopping with you again this year!

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  115. Great cards love your floral cards just amazing

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  116. I love, love, love the dauber bunch stamp set because I want to color outside the lines! I need to try masking... it such a cool look. Thanks for giving details about how you created your cards.

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  117. Love the "Huge" card. Thanks for a chance to win"!!

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  118. The blue card is striking...the tone on tone is truly beautiful. Thanks!

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  119. Oh so very pretty - all of them. I love the diagonal bands for the sentiments.

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  120. These cards are just stunning -- it's hard to pick a favorite! Love them all!

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  121. Terrific cards - thanks so much for sharing them and inspiring me!!

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  122. I love love love the round blue on blue card

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  123. They were all fantastic, loved the polka dot the best!

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  124. Wonderful! Such variety. Love your perfect pearls on the flowers, and the fun polka dots.

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  125. I especially loved the flower cards. They are BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  126. Fabulous cards Sue. So much inspiration.

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  127. The congratulations card is so cheerful and fun!

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  128. Such brilliant cards! Love all your colour combos. I really like the five line background stamp on your first card, looks amazing!

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  129. Love the birthday wishes card

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  130. Great cards, love the congrats one especially - the stamped off sentiment works really well!

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  131. super gorgeous AND fun cards! Love love love your use of color!

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  132. Love the new dauber set, Makes for a quick card. I love all your cards! Great colors.

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  133. Three great cards. I especially like the first one.

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  134. I've learned some new to me techniques. Lovely cards.

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  135. Beautiful cards! I can see the beauty of the PP on black cardstock....I'm sure it is fabulous in person. makes me want to get out my PP.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  136. Lovely cards! The flower on the first one looks so pretty with the shimmer on it!

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  137. WOW!!! Your card with the perfect pearls really caught my eye!! What a stunning and breathtaking card!!

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  138. Love your cards !
    Petal of Beauty is on my wish list !

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  139. Petals of Beauty is definitely a stamp I'll buy. I've seen so many beautiful cards made with it, including yours! Thanks for sharing.

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  140. Nice

    http://gracielliedesign.blogspot.com/

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  141. stunning work! so many beautiful techniques and I especially love everything about your first card!

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  142. Wow, three amazing cards...I love them all! :)

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  143. All 3 cards are great! Love the colours in the 2nd card and also love your idea on the first card to wrap the vellum sentiment around the edges.

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  144. Sue, these cards are STUNNING! I love how you used the Petals of Beauty on card two! OMG - what an awesome effect!

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  145. the BG on your top card is really fabulous. thanks

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  146. all great but I LOVE the perfect pearls on black!

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  147. LOVED the Perfect Pearls flower! I need to pull out mine and use them more. Interesting to see how different the flowers looked when stamped with different mediums and colors.

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  148. Great cards! Love the pearls in black.

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  149. I would love to see the flower colored with perfect pearls. I bet that card is gorgeous!

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  150. Great cards, Sue---all different, and all gorgeous!

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  151. The Petals of Beauty is a wonderful stamp and I am already in love with the 5 line design - it looks subtle without fading away. Clear embossing is something I might not have thought of for my cards.

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  152. I like what you did to the first card and would like to try that myself. Thanks for the idea!

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  153. Sue, the perfect pearls card is gorgeous!!! Love your creative techniques on the others as well.

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  154. Great cards Sue! Love the Perfect Pearls!!

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  155. Your cards are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  156. All three are great but, my favorite is definitely the Huge Congratulations card.

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  157. Gorgeous cards Sue. Love the floral panels. I also like that confetti card so much. TFS

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  158. Loved all the cards, I can see them being used for so many occasions. Thanks for sharing.

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  159. Goergeous cards! Those flowers are beautiful..and I love how the five line background looks on your first card!!

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  160. Loved your different uses of the Petals of Beauty stamp! Great techniques. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  161. Really pretty flower card. I just love that background stamp and how you used it.

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  162. You used one of my very favorites in the new release -- Petals of Beauty! I really "need" that stamp! You made such beautiful cards with it.

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  163. The cards are great. Thank you for sharing.

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  164. The flower cards are beautiful...........Thanks

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  165. I love your cards especially the round one.

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  166. Beautiful cards! I wish I could see the perfect pearls card in person because it's just lovely even looking at it on my monitor. Very nice!

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  167. Fabulous! I love the new BG stamp and the dauber card.

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  168. These are all lovely. The two flower cards a pretty in the different color choices.

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  169. LOVE that first card the most! TFS!!!

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  170. Wonderful cards. I love that gorgeous petals of beauty.

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  171. Awesome cards, I love all three! Love the congrats card! And that flower is wonderful, I love how you stamped it, so creative. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  172. Fabulous cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  173. The petal cards are great! And the dot one is so clever!

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  174. I am just going to have to get the petals stamp. Every card I have seen made with it on this hop has just been gorgeous. I love your color combinations.

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All comments are very much appreciated!