Friday, May 24, 2019

Hero Arts Anniversary Blog Hop - Day 3



I am so excited to help Hero Arts celebrate being in the industry for 45 years!  WOW!  How awesome is that?!  You should have arrived here from the Hero Arts blog.  If not, you'll want to start there, that's where the party starts.

Check out some of their industry friends and partners that are participating in this 3 day event:


Hero Arts: 3 $145 Gift Certificates, 3 $45 Gift Certificates
Altenew: $50 Gift Certificate
Art Impressions: $25 Gift Certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $50 Gift Certificate
Gina K: $100 Gift Certificate
Jennifer McGuire Ink: $100 Hero Arts Gift Certificate, 5 Share Handmade Kindness goodie bags
Lawn Fawn: $50 Gift Certificate

Laurie Willison: 2 Card Hanger Dies
My Sweet Petunia: 1 Prize Bundle (Original MISTI, a set of Creative Corners, a Cut-Align, and a bar magnet)
Online Card Classes: 5 spots in the Stamp Happy In Good Company: Hero Arts class
Pink Fresh Studio: $45 Gift Certificate
Scrapbook & Cards Today: 3 copies of Scrapbook & Cards Today Summer 2019 Issue
Scrapbook.com: $50 Gift Certificate
Simon Says Stamp: $50 Gift Certificate


Winners will be drawn from people who leave comments along the blog hop over the three days - comment all three days for more chances to win! Comment by Sunday, June 2 at 11:59pm PST, and we will announce the winners on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Here's how I was inspired for today's hop:


Today I'm featuring the CM339 Teacup Flowers set.  Of course, it's a caffeinated design.  The fun sentiment is from Irreverent Birthday Messages.


I used Gina K Designs' Wreath Builders, she is one of the many prize sponsors. 


Hero Hues Papers, oh wow, such a lovely rainbow of colors.  No surprises that I used the gorgeous PS308 Hero Hues Kiwi.

Check out the interior of my 4.25 x 4.25 card:


The sentiment is from CM299 Tea Time.  Who doesn't love a tea party?!

I went through my blog archives to find a project that featured the Hero Arts Big Owl and found THIS.  I found several others but whoa, my style has change a ton through the years.  Keeping this super real, check out this Hero Arts Haiku Bunny project from the very first month of blogging in 2007.

Yup, I still own those stamps:


Next up is the fabulous Art Impressions!  In case you get lost along the way, here's the complete hop listing:


Some links are affiliate at no extra cost to you:

256 comments:

  1. Love love love this! LOVING that green and the sentiment is AWESOME!!!!

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  2. Love the use of the wreath builder!

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  3. I would love to try that Hero Arts cardstock sampler pack sometime. Great card!

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  4. I love your coffee cup card!! So cute!! That ink color is incredible!! Those two stamps you own are adorable, I have a few old ones. I have them displayed on a shelf. Happy Anniversary Hero Arts!!

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  5. Sooo,my grandmother was from England and it really is my freakin' birthday lol❗

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  6. Oh my gosh, your owl stamp is so fun! I wish I had that one. And your card for today is bright and sweet! Thanks for sharing. It's a treat to be hopping with you today. <3

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  7. Gorgeous card, Amy! Love the green tea cup!

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  8. What a beautiful set to enjoy an invite for tea!

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  9. What a great card - love how you used the wreath builder to make that fabulous background!

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  10. I love all of the new ideas!

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  11. Lovely card! I love anything with tea or coffee ;)
    And wow, great to see those older stamps!

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  12. I love the way you use die cuts to create backgrounds. Another use for GK's wreath builder. I might have to buy that!

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  13. I love the way the stamping looks offset with the glitter paper!

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  14. Nice card! Glad that you used the wreath builder. Love the older stamps; I still have many.

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  15. What a cute card. I love the sentiment.

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  16. I love blog hops and Hero Arts because they inspire me to create--thank you!!!

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  17. Love the cute owl stamp! Happy 45 to Hero Arts!

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  18. Lovely card, and the sentiment made me smile for sure! Would love to get something like that in the mail ;-)

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  19. What an adorable card! I love it!

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  20. Wow, what a great card! Love the inside sentiment! I love seeing all the older stamps, how great it is to see the evolution of the stamps to today's, but yet they work!

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  21. Such a cute card. Fun and happy. Love that great owl stamp you own. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. What a fun card, the colors are great and I always love anything made with the wreath builder. The sentiment is wonderful also.

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  23. Great combination of Gina K wreath template and Hero Arts stamps!

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  24. So many creative people out there and love that everyone shares their products and ideas to help us get our creative juices flowing!

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  25. Yay for the Haiku Bunny - I also still have that stamp and have made so many cards with it!
    Love your tea party card :)

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  26. Love the sentiment stamp on the tea party card.

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  27. I love this card. The teacup is just so sweet and then the sentiment adds that extra bite of spicy! Love it.

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  28. I wonder just how many Hero Arts Owls I have in my collection? It is so fun to see him again. I love the sentiment freakin. It makes me look like a hip nana.

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  29. Happy 45th Anniversary Hero Arts! Love that teacup and the sentiment also the past stamps were great to see and like most of us your style and mine has changed there the years, YES! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  30. I like the colors on your card. A cup of tea is always inviting.

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  31. Such a cute idea, love the inside as well.

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  32. what a fun card, love the sparkle paper

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  33. What a sweet card! Who doesn't love a cup of tea with a friend?! The Hero Arts sampler pack of cardstock is a great find!

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  34. Nice card and I love that bunny stamp. :)

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  35. Such a fun card...love that owl stamp!!

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  36. this card is SO FUN - thanks for sharing:)

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  37. Such a cute card. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. What an amazing card! Love the coffee cup!

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  39. What a fun card! Love the color combo and the beautiful sparkly paper. And such a fun stamp set!!

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  40. Amy, thank you for this great post. Sometimes when I look at my early cards, I wonder what I was thinking when I made them. But, in your case, even though your style has evolved, these cards are timeless.

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  41. I like the sort of fancy look with the slang sentiment.

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  42. I love the card and LOVE the colors - green is my favorite color (just about any shade). I have been looking at Gina K Designs a lot lately.

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  43. Such a cute card! Love the wooden block Owl stamp.
    Thanks for sharing..

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  44. I like the hint of gold with such a bright card. Happy anniversary to Hero Arts.

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  45. Such a pretty card Amy and love Hero Arts! I went and checked your owl card and it's adorable too!

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  46. Lovely card! :) I like how you have the images repeating in the circle pattern around the focal image.

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  47. The glitter on your card adds a nice touch.

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  48. I love all the blues and greens together.

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  49. I'm coming for tea Beautiful card

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  50. I love those cute flowers! Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Love the color combinations on your lovely wreath card! So fun to see your old HA stamps! Great work and sparkle!

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  52. Your card is adorable. I love the pop of gold around the edges of the circle and the card.

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  53. Love your tea card and especially the sentiment on the outside. Thanks for sharing!

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  54. Thank you for the lovely inspiration! Congrats to Hero Arts!

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  55. The sentiment is fantastic!

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  56. Love this awesome card! That sentiment is my fave by far!

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  57. I love the card with the coffee cup since I need my coffee the first thing in the morning to go with my morning devotions. Thank you for your lovely creations.

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  58. I posted as number 70 but it did not show my email or name

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  59. Beautiful!! I love how you framed the top card with the flowers. That is one of the great things about rubber stamps, there are so many ways to use a single stamp. Thank you!

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  60. Beautiful colors and design on the tea cup card. It's adorable!

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  61. Tea, (coffee) and cards! My favorites...thanks for showing us your oldies but goodies. Congrats to Hero Arts, well deserved!

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  62. Love the card and especially the sentiment! Beautiful color choices!
    (samburnett@tisd.net)

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  63. How can you go wrong when you use the Gina K wreath builder for a background? I love the way you finished the inside of that cute card! Happy 45th Birthday Hero Arts!

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  64. That's a beautiful unique card! :)

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  65. Love your card and the use of the wreath builder!

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  66. I never tire of your beautiful cards, Amy! I could admire this one all day! Perfection!

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  67. What gorgeous fresh shades of green, love the floral elements, and that is a great sentiment - happy anniversary Hero Arts!!!!

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  68. Lovely cards. Using the wreath builder with the HA stamp shows how useful and versatile the wreath builder is!

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  69. I always love looking at stamp sets and seeing their use in the wreath builder too!

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  70. Your supplies are so beautiful. There are lot of good sample of how’s the cards made with different supplies. Keep up with the inspirations!

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  71. That owl stamp looks like fun though!

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  72. I just love the GKD Wreath Builder! And your card is so darn cute. The oldest Hero Art stamps I have is a set from 2003. And I still use it all the time!! Congrats Hero Arts on 45 years of making great stamps!!

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  73. Awesome card! Love the use of the wreath builder and the fun sentiment!

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  74. Fun card! Love the colors you chose beautiful!

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  75. Fabulous card with the beautiful wreath.. Thanks for the inspiration..

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  76. This is such a cute card! I'm a big tea lover, so I was really drawn to the design and the sentiments! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  77. Great card! Colors are so pretty!

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  78. Just got the Wreath Builder Template, so your card is great inspiration!

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  79. Happy Anniversary Hero Arts! 🎉

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  80. I love the wreath effect around your circular focal point.

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  81. I love using cross products a lot and do it all the time. Great cards!
    Margot

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  82. Of course you made it caffeinated and green. lol. Just love the colors, the wreath builder design, and that mug is awesome! Now I have dig out my wreath builder set and get crafting. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  83. What a cute card! Love the wreath builder. Never ending possibilities.

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  84. What an awesome card...love how you used the wreath builder with these images.

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  85. Your card is "freakin" awesome! :) Love all the colors and design.

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  86. I still own that owl stamp too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

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  87. Hooray for your card (tea stamp set) and the new colors in cardstock plus HA 45th! Yay!

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  88. Your Haiku Bunny card is wonderful. I have (and still use) several Hero Arts wood mounted stamps, but I must have missed that one -- I would have definitely bought it. All your projects are lovely.

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  89. Love the wreath building technique. Makes a very interesting card.

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  90. Lovely card showing great technique and top notch products from Hero Arts!

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  91. Gorgeous card with the wreath builder design around your pretty tea cup! Thanks for sharing your cards from long ago; while your style has evolved, both still look contemporary (okay, maybe not the buttons on the owl card LOL!).

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  92. Great card and isn't it wonderful that Hero Arts is so timeless!

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  93. I love how you did the inside and out! Great green color and I love your old stamps!

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  94. Such a cute card. Love the colors and the sentiment.

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  95. Love the cute tea cup! The bunny stamp is very cute!

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  96. Love your card!!! And PS- I have that bunny;)

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  97. What a great card. Congrats Hero Arts

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  98. I still have a card that a friend of mine, whom I met when she demo'd for Hero Arts, sent me YEARS AGO. Beautiful card, and wonderful friendships made because of Hero Arts!

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  99. I liked what you did with the wreath builder.

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  100. I love the owl stamp! Wooden stamps for me!!

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  101. Beautiful card! Such a gorgeous color palette and I love the addition of the sparkle and shine.

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  102. What great cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  103. Cute cute card ... and fun to see those vintage beauties

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  104. What a fun card, and oooh, that wood mounted rabbit stamp is the best!

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  105. Really cute card! I especially like how you finished the inside of your card. TFS!

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  106. Your card is so pretty! Love that you used the Gina K. Designs wreath builder with the Hero Arts stamps.

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  107. Your tea card is so freakin’ cute! Love that you are all partnering with Hero Arts to celebrate their 45 years in this industry

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  108. Love your card! Really like how you used the wreath builder to create a background. Very lovely!

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  109. Love the cup of tea card and how you used the Gina K wreath builder. The vintage stamps are awesome.

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  110. Hmmmm.... I have this set. I hadn't considered using it with the Wreath Builder. I need to put a new "tag" in my search for stuff I own .... stuff that can be used with. Thank you!

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  111. Such a fun card! Love it.
    Thanks for sharing,

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  112. Your card is so cute and though I don't have that bunny stamp, I always loved it! I'm sure my friend has it and she loaned it to me on occasion! Those who owned and used Hero Arts stamps are and always will be some of the kindest people, I think!

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  113. Your card is lovely. Kiwi is one of my favorite colors. Nice work.

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  114. I'm a sucker for teacup images. Great pairing with the wreath builder.

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  115. Great card! The color combo is awesome!

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  116. Love your card and how you used the wreath builder!

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  117. Nice tea cup card! Love that Haiku bunny stamp, wish Hero Arts would make that again!

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  118. Love the teacup card! Love all the stamps in that set! Thanks for participating in the blog hop and giving us a chance to win prizes!

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  119. Very unique card, love Hero Arts and have some vintage stamps myself.

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  120. Fun card! I love the glittery border and the cute stamping inside the card.

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  121. Fun card! I love the glittery border and the cute stamping inside the card.

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  122. Beautiful card. Can't resist a wreath builder card. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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  123. OMG!!!! Haiku bunny!!!! I haven't seen him in years! Your card is fantastic! I really love the sentiment that you used.

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  124. Great card! Love the flowers you used for the background! I'd forgotten all about that cute owl.... such a fun design!

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  125. LOL! What fun sentiments! I have to get that set.

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  126. These projects are so beautiful, thanks for the inspiration! I love Hero Arts products.

    Carol B

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  127. Tea party you and me, sooo cute! That’s a fun set. I love cups and container stamps. Beautiful card idea, thanks so much!

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  128. oh wow I love that background!! superb!

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  129. Love the card and the sentiment! Congrats to Hero Arts!

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  130. Wonderful card, inside and out. Loved looking at your older projects too!

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  131. wat een leuke bloghop zie geweldige kaarten langskomen
    groetjes ellen

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  132. Amy, your card is delightful! What a pretty stamp set!

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  133. Nice card, beautiful stamps and colour combination.
    Thank for sharing your old cards too; it's great to see them.

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  134. Beautiful job, so love the sentiment on your card.

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  135. Cute card and the owl stamp is still cute to me

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  136. Hi Amy. You have used the Tea Cup flowers stamp set in such a clever way. Love it :)

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  137. Such a lovely card Amy...So clever .

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  138. Awesome card. The old stamps bring back such fond memories...thanks. Happy 45!

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  139. so pretty thank you hero arts for this giveaway .. happy anniversary wow 45 years

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  140. Yay for sassy tea cup cards! Love it.

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  141. A sweet card Amy - you always create something fabulous TFS

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  142. I love how you brought the outside of the card in.

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  143. Wow what a beautiful birthday card, I need to make some birthday cards. What a great card to make.

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  144. Great card! Thanks for the chance to win and sharing

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  145. The card speaks happy and joyful.
    Wonderful card. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  146. Love the green with gold glitter paper. Great ideas to get me started.

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  147. What great idea, a simple inside message with room for a personal message, love this idea.

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  148. wonderful cards, Amy - your tea party card is so cute!

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  149. Love this card! Thank you for your amazingly wonderful inspiration!

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  150. What a beautiful card! I love how you decorated the inside, too. :)

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  151. Lovely design, Amy! I think we have all grown artistically through the years!

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  152. Marvelous card especially for us tea drinkers!

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  153. Love your card and I want that bunny stamp now!!!!

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  154. Lovely art and cool that you have the classics still in your stash.

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  155. Love your tea themed card. I especially love the inside sentiment! Beautiful!

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  156. Love your card! The wreath builder is so wonderful! I, too, still have a lot of old wooden HA stamps.

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  157. Your teacup birthday card is awesome, Amy! I especially love how you stamped the inside of the card! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

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  158. I love how you created the background for your card with the wreath builder, and I LOVE that vintage haiku bunny stamp! What a great image!

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  159. I just love your freakin' birthday card! LOL Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  160. I love the color combos on this card with the bit of bling showing through.

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  161. Congrats to HeroArts and best wishes! Congrats & thanks to you for the inspiration! I wouldn't say that your style has changed that much since 2009; especially the bunny card isn't that different.

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  162. Congrats to the founders and all the staff past and present

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  163. 45 years is really dang impressive! Well done, HeroArts! And love the colors on your card :)

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  164. What a nice surprise to see you on the hop, We can all use a bit of coffee either to start or to end... Beautiful card Amy, love how you used the floral stamps and the glitter framing....

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  165. Fun card--I like the colors you used! I still have that cute owl stamp too :)

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  166. Kiwi is my favorite color! Love your card!

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  167. Great card, love how you used the images with the wreath builder!

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Cheers,
~amy~