Tuesday, April 01, 2014

A Blog Named Hero Birthday Blog Hop!

Happy Second Birthday to A Blog Named Hero!!!


I'm so honored to be a part of this celebration! Hero Arts is of course very near and dear to my heart, and I am excited to show you a card I did to say Happy Birthday to a Blog Named Hero! This card may look complicated, but it's really super easy!


I decided to have a party on a card by using bright colors of Distress ink and some of my treasured Hero Arts stamps from the Stamp Your Story collection. The technique is easy, just ink the stamps with your favorite colors of Distress ink, mist and stamp on to watercolor paper. When you're done and things are dry, stamp with circles using black ink.


To finish things off… add the party favors of sequins and sprinkles!

And now I'll direct you on to the amazing Lisa Stein!

If you get lost along the way on the hop, you can always head back to 

 Be sure to leave comments along your way on the hop to better your chance to win some goodies from either of our sponsors (Hero Arts or Simon Says Stamp).

Thanks for coming by!

209 comments :

  1. This is stunning!! u inspire me

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  2. I don't know if it's the great color combo, or all the circles, but I really like this one.

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  3. wow!!! I love the colors and the whole card!

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  4. Love this! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. Great card. Love the colors.

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  6. Oh I really love this great fun and slightly grungy card!

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  7. I love what you did with this card! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. Very fun card. I love that it can be used for a male or female.

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  9. Love the fun colors and design!

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  10. You always make such fun cards. The elements separately look like a jumble, but you have a magic touch assembling them together as if they so were meant to be. Fantastic.

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  11. The mowed lawn colored ink is so eye-catching! Thank you for participating in the birthday blog hop.

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  12. You are so right... A Party on a card. Love it, especially the colors you used.

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  13. What a fun card! Love the colors and the random feel

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  14. I love the colors and the vertical design.

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  15. Great cards! Happy 2nd birthday to ABNH! ;-)

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  16. Beautiful card - love the blues and greens!!

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  17. the colors are stunning and love the design--would be great for the guys in my life!

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  18. I love the graphic look of the card-beautiful!!

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  19. Now that's a jumble of fun!! :)

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  20. What a great card... love the watercolor stamps!

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  21. Love the colors and your design!

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  22. Love your card. Beautiful colors, amazing design

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  23. Like the artsy look to your card with the wonderful colors & shapes.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  24. My favorite card on the blog hop so far! Love the color palate!

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  25. you never disappoint me either...I like your card...

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  26. This is so fabulous! I love the colors and the swirls and all the details!

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  27. Definitely a. party on a card--LOVE IT!!

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  28. Shari your cards are always fun and I love all cool elements you use thanks for sharing!

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  29. What a lovely and fun card. I just love it. Love the color scheme you chose. So nice.

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  30. Great details on this card! I'm such a fan of your layering, I don't think I can do plain CAS cards just because I love layering so much.

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  31. Fun card... I really like that Happy Birthday die!

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  32. Love the colors and composition!

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  33. Yes, this is a party on a card...and I LOVE it, Shari! So glad you could be part of the hop!

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  34. Yes, party on a card. It looks very festive without being overwhelming.

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  35. I like the party on your card!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  36. I love the colors and use of the stamps. Thanks for posting a non-gender specific card!

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  37. Woohoo! A wild card, lol. Love it.

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  38. I'm loving this card. I'm more of the blues and green type of gal, so this is right up my ally.

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  39. A very cool card!! Love your style, Shari. You are an inspiration!

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  40. Beautiful card! A great inspiration.

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  41. Wow, stunning...great colors too...

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  42. Big WOW factor! Great for a masculine card. Wonder if the neon inks would have this effect?? Have to try it.

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  43. Fantastic card. Love the colours and randomness. So arty.

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  44. Love the party, Shari! Such fun!

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  45. Lovely card. I sure like the die cut. TFS!

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  46. Love the colors, love the design, love everything about this awesome card, Shari!

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  47. As always....an amazing card. Love the colors, the layers, and the whole design! Awesome job Shari!!

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  48. I love the graphic look and the colours - gorgeous!

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  49. Love the look you haveachieved.

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  50. Love this! Love the layout, the colors, the choice of stamps - just perfect!

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  51. Your card is beautiful, I absolutely love the colors, I can see it also as a masculine birthday card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  52. A great card - I love the colour combination.

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  53. Such an amazing card love the colors you've chosen. Congrats on ABNH turning two and thanks for sharing.

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  54. The NOT PERFECT stamp set is SO PERFECT! Not only for cards, but tags and mixed media!! IT IS SO PERFECT! I LOVE IT AND WISH TO WIN IT!

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  55. Another amazing colour combination, love the "arrangement".

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  56. Wow that's an amazing card - love it!!!
    greets Nicole

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  57. Great color combination and I really like the Not Perfect stamps

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  58. Love your cards. You always have such unique techniques!

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  59. OMG Shari your card is amazing I love it. WOWZERS you really achieved a fantastic fun look. thanks for your detailed recipe. Just a fun card created by a very clever and creative fun gal. TFS!!!!

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  60. Fantastic card. I love the blue and green.

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  61. Awesome card! Like all that you make! It really has the party look :)

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  62. You are pinned! Love this. I have some of the stamps so I will try this.

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  63. I love your style, Shari. I learn something every time I visit your blog. Thanks for being a part of this blog hop. I'm having a great time.

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  64. Love the card! Super cute & it's my favourite shade of colours :)

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  65. great artistic look of the card

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  66. LOVE IT!
    You always have the neatest cards!
    Thank you for the inspiration!
    Sandra ltb

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  67. Shari, you've done it again... yes, I mean made me get the cc out! Not perfect? Absolutely perfect for me =]

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  68. Love all the cards that I have seen so far on this hop. The colors are fabulous, and the ideas are awesome. Follow your stuff on Youtube and love it. Thanks for the inspiration. And by the way Happy Birthday ABNH. Here's to many more years! Cheers.

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  69. Cool card! Love the colors.

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  70. Love the card! Great colors

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  71. wow those cascading circular elements look amazing.

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  72. What a happy card. I love circles and these are so cheerful!

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  73. Great card. Love the colors and design and everything!

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  74. Pretty, pretty card! Would love to see a video on how you put it together!!

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  75. Such a beautiful and cute card!!

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  76. another wonderful card from you! love your work :)

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  77. That certainly is a party - how fun. I love those colors! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  78. Looking at this card my first thoughts were Organized Chaos! Love your cards, Shari!!:-)

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  79. Enjoyed your fun layout with bold colors. Your designs are always so creative. Thank you.

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  80. Gorgeous! Love the colors and design!

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  81. Great color combo, and I also like that this card could be used for a guy or a gal!

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  82. Love the color combo and circles. Thanks for sharing!

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  83. Love the colors and the ease of making this card...bold and bright!!

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  84. Absolutely Love this card, Shari! The colors are fab and the design is AWESOME! This is a great design for feminine and masculine cards! And the sequins--Perfect bling factor! Thanks for sharing this card in this fun ABNH birthday blog hop! XOXO-Shari

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  85. Party going on here! LOVE the BIG swirly circles and one black stripe counter opposed by the black dots . Very effective.

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  86. Great card! I really like the technique and will try it soon.

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  87. I really like the colors you used!

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  88. I love a party on a card! :)

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  89. Your card looks amazing with all circles :)

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  90. I really enjoyed the "Party" on your card, so fun.

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  91. Love all the blues and greens on this card!

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  92. happy anniversary--
    would love, love, love to win the prize package–
    thanks for the give away–

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  93. Fabulous card Shari! The colors!! My favorite! Thanks so much for sharing! Happy 2nd Birthday to ABNH!!

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  94. Awesome card ! I loved the water-colored look a lot !

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  95. This card looks sooooo fancy and complicated!! I absolutely love it!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  96. I love this card! The colors you used are FANTASTIC! Thanks for being part of the HOP!

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  97. Wow! Love the graphic look of your card, always love your techniques

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  98. Oh my goodness I LOVE this card! the colors and techniques work so well together. i just love the layout of it and everything about it. You are an inspiration to so many thank you!

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  99. Mixed sequins and those colors with that particular stamp set - wow, just wow!

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  100. Beautiful card. Always love a blue and green combo.

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  101. I absolutely love everything about this card!

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  102. Great geometry and color. Yum.

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  103. Unique style...very interesting.

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  104. Beautiful! Love the stamping and the colors! Great card. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  105. Hi Shari! Great card and I will be trying this technique...thanks so much for sharing your inspiration! : )

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  106. What a gorgeous card - the colours and layering looks amazing!

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  107. Love the colors you picked. Wish I had the Happy Birthday die. Thanks for all you do!

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  108. Love your card and the color combo is awesome!

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  109. Fun card! Love the pretty color combo and that Happy Birthday die! Happy 2nd Birthday to ABNH!

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  110. Cool way to use these stamps on this card! Lovin' it!
    ~God bless~

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  111. Like your color choices, nice card.

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  112. It's a party of color. Cool! Happy Birthday to ABNH.

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  113. Super cool card, i love the color combo. I must try that!

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  114. Love the card. The colors used are amazing.

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  115. Love your party, Shari! Your card, too!

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  116. I love how you use color! Everything really pops!

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  117. Beautiful card! Love the colors!

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  118. Very pretty. Great color combo.

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  119. As always, great card Shari.
    Love those ocean colors!

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  120. Love this card! Wonderful cheery colors & it looks so impressive when finished!

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  121. Great card. Love the colors.

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  122. love all these stamps together!

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  123. Oh such a pretty card! I just might be able to do something like this! LOL!

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  124. Love the colors! Great card as always!

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  125. Wonderful with a great mix of stamps and colours!

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  126. Oh I adore your color combination and your creative way you put it all together to create this awesome card!

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  127. love the colors and layout of your card!

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  128. That's a great looking card. I love your use of colors.
    Delia Rotolo
    de_rotolo@yahoo.com

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  129. So graphic and full of fabulousness!

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  130. Very arty and colorful!! Love it.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  131. I love the distress ink color combination!! Once again. A beautiful card.

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  132. wow, you are right! It looked so complicated, but after you shared your secret, it really is simple. Hush, your secret is is safe with me, LOL. Nice party you had!

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  133. I love it!! but I love all you do....great job.

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  134. Awesome awesome card!! love it!!

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  135. What a fun card. Love those circles and the colors... the touch of black looks great!

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  136. As always your card is amazing. Love the color combination. Thanks for sharing.

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  137. Happy Birthday!
    I just love blog hops!

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  138. Love everything about this card--the colors, the stamps, the die cut--it's perfect. Thanks Shari.

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  139. Great card, very inspiring! TFS.

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  140. oh, this makes me want to get inky! Love the touch of black. Thanks for sharing.

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  141. WOW, first thing I said when I saw your card. Have to say it is my favorite so far; beautiful, love the colors, shapes, everything really. Thank you for sharing!

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  142. Such a fun card! I love everything about it.

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  143. Great card, Shari! Love the colors.

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  144. I love this card. I am a big fan of your "eye" and am happy to now follow your blog. Thanks for sharing all your amazing work!

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  145. Wow, I'm impressed from your ideas.

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  146. Love the colors and the stamp sets you used. Wonderful card!

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  147. I love the colors in your card, are awesome!!!

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  148. Love the color combo! I always enjoy your blog!

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  149. Beautiful colors and those birds are just precious!

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  150. Fabulous colours, Shari ... such a fun, graphic, grungy look! Anita :)

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  151. I really like how these colors pop off the white card! And the stamp set you used is perfect for it....going to check that out - it seems like it would be such a versatile set to have. Thank you for a great hop!

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  152. Loved your choice of colors! A real party on a card, TFS!

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  153. Love the colors shari, just so stunning.

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  154. Love it, I have this set and forget to bust it out. What great inspiration.

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  155. Love the mixed media look!

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  156. Such a happy and bright card!

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  157. Love, love, love these colors together!!! This is a favorite on this blog hop! Love it!

    Susan

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  158. simple but gorgeous...great color combination Shari...love this...

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  159. Your clever card has me going in circles, Shari. Thanks

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  160. Great card. Distress inks are so fun to work with. They are so versatile.

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  161. Love the colorful design with the pop of black!

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  162. WOW love the sketchy & arty feel of this & the black just adds that bit of "something." Brilliant card

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  163. Shari this card is amazing!

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