Friday, December 9, 2011

2012 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the 2012 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop. Today I'm joining friends in this blog hop to share previews of the new 2012 stamps. I've got a couple cards to share with you today, so let me get started...First up, I've used the large clock image from the new clear set, Special Time (CL579), stamped it in Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise and Terracotta Tile onto a Rustic White card base. Finished the card off with a sentiment, from the same set, stamped in black. Attached a couple True Black cardstock strips and embellished with a couple buttons.Next up is a fun new clear stamp sentiment set This is Big (CL570). I love clear and large sentiment stamps, they makes perfect placement a breeze. This was the key when crating this card, I wanted the chosen sentiment to stand on its own and to take center stage by stamping it onto different parts of this color blocked card front. I carefully inked the top portion of the sentiment stamp and stamped it onto the edge of a Spring Moss card stock block. Then carefully inked the bottom portion and stamped it onto the edge of an Aqua Mist cardstock block. Both panels were then attached to a card base.For a bit of texture and detail, I heat embossed a clear cardstock panel with dots (from Life of the Party) in clear embossing powder. The clear cardstock warped a little in the process, but I liked the effect and went with it. To attach the clear cardstock to the card base... I first attached a white cardstock strip to the front of the clear cardstock panel. Then, to hide the adhesive, I attached another strip of adhesive behind the white cardstock strip and then adhered to the card base. Finished the card off with a few True Black buttons.

Done with the cards, now how about a giveaway! Hero Arts will be giving away 5 prize packages that include brand new 2012 Catalog stamps. The five winners will be randomly chose from ALL of the blog hop comments received by midnight PST on Monday, December 12, and will be announced on the Hero Arts blog shortly thereafter.

And lastly, hop along to the next fabulous designer!...

Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to the Hero Arts Blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in the hop.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop! Thanks for hopping by!

Maile


Make Every Moment Count:

This Is Big:

670 comments:

  1. really beautiful, maile...i love the way your brain works--your cards are always fresh, always innovative

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  2. Totally amazing Maile, as only you can! Love them both!

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  3. beautiful cards maile...these stamps are definitely on my wish list especially the large clock...hugs kath xxx

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  4. I love clock stamps and I have to admit; I've never seen them done with lighter colors! Simply stunning. TFS!

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  5. I love your use of black. Such a great accent color.

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  6. I agree, the use of black on these cards really looks great! Love the stamps too!

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  7. Very pretty cards!! I love the clock stamp!!

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  8. What yummy colors you used to stamp the clocks. Makes me want to pull out some stamps and start stamping!

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  9. Those clocks look like such fun and you have used them perfectly! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I've been seeing the clock stamps everywhere! Really love them!

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  11. Really loving this clock stamp. Love your colors and the techniques.

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  12. Love the simplicity, great cards!!

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  13. striking cards. love the ribbon going in and out of the panel.

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  14. Lovely cards!! I especially love
    the second one--the background, colors and the way you stamped the
    sentiment! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. Make Every Moment Count - I love that stamp!!!!

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  16. The clock card is wonderful! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Lovin' all the cards along the Hop! Thanks to Hero Arts for lots more fun stamps. Thanks for the opportunity to win, too!

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  18. Love the clock card! Can't wait to see these stamps in real life! :)

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  19. love the clock card! it really gets the message through!

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  20. Have to have those clock stamps.

    Great cards. Can't wait to get my hands on the stamps so I can create some of my own.

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  21. Love those clocks! Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Very creative your cards and Stylish! Love the clock stamps!Have a Merry Christmas and New year!-Leesa Berry

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  23. Love the clocks/time set! Great cards!

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  24. The way you layer those clocks stamps is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. You make these stamps sing, Maille! Love your designs!

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  26. so loving the clocks and colors.... hop hop hop

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  27. Love the cards - especially the clock one. Have seen a number of different uses of this stamp . . . will have to get it! Really like how you worked your sentiment into the card stock strips - that was new to me!

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  28. My favorite is the clocks--great job!

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  29. Wonderful card!

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  30. Love the clocks, and the band across the card.

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  31. I love the clock card. So many uses for that set.

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  32. amazing cards...I love this new release...
    thanks for sharing.

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  33. Awesome cards, I am loving the this is big sentiment.

    Margaret Kaznowska

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  34. Thanks for the beautiful card inspiration!

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  35. Great, great, great! I especially love the clocks. This is a fun hop!

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  36. I'm a sucker for the clocks - works perfectly with the sentiment.

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  37. Fab cards, but really love "Make Every Moment Count"

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  38. Love that first card, it's so graphic, and the black ribbon and bows are just the right touch. The clear cardstock is a really neat addition to the second card. Thanks!

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  39. Great cards! Really love what you did with the clocks! Another must-have set for me! Anne, yourmainestamper

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  40. Fabulous clock card! I love the multiple stamps, and the way you cut the black border to accommodate the sentiment.

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  41. I love everything about that first card -- the sentiment, the colors and the way you put them together. THANKS!!!

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  42. I need that Special time sentiment especially after betaing cancer this year. Really folks! Make every momenty count!!!

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  43. great cards and I am loving the Time stamps

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  44. Maile, you make the most beautiful cards! Love your style! So fun to see the new stamps! :)

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  45. LOVE these cards..oh my, the clock one is so creative and fab design on the Big one too!

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  46. Ohw my, I love those clocks. I mast have them

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  47. Love how you layered the clocks and the sentiment. Great cards.

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  48. I can't wait to see the rest of the stamps that are coming out! tHank you for sharing!!!

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  49. I love your cards, the special time stamp is awesome!

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  50. I love those clock stamps! I can't wait to see the whole catalogue!

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  51. The clocks are so cool. Can't wait to see the whole set. Great samples.. thanks for sharing ~ Pam

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  52. Beautiful cards, Maile! As usual, clean & simple & perfect!

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  53. amazing cards, maile! sweet and simple.

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  54. I love the clock stamp and the colors you chose. So stunning.

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  55. Beautiful and creative cards Maile!!!

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  56. I think these cards are awesome. The clock face design and the sentiment are a match made in heaven

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  57. I always love seeing how you stamp life Maile! Those horizontal lines staggered buttons in Make Every Moment Count are just brilliant! Terrific designs both!

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  58. Maile I love this clock card! HA stamps are so cool. I don't have many, but absolutely adore the ones I have.

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  59. Beautiful cards! LOVE your CAS style. TFS

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  60. Nice cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  61. I adore the first card! Gorgeous colors and I love the sentiment! Thanks for sharing!

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  62. I love the watches stamp and you used it perfectly. Thanks for sharing

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  63. I particularly like your card with the Special Time stamp and the bright colors for the clock fac.

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  64. oh wow! luvvvvvv your cards..and the stamps...gonna go broke soon I think...but I cant etll how u did that first one ..hmmm..gotta study it ...tyvm!your work is great! will have to own these...got a thing for clocks!

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  65. Great colour-combos, love them !

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  66. Have to admit I wasn't really taken with the clock stamps until this card. It is great to see how seeing one thing can break you out of the box. Thank you for the new perspective.

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  67. The clock stamp is perfect - it is in my shopping list after your card!

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  68. Love your cards - I also have my eye on those clock stamps!

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  69. WOW! loving those cards!!! i think the clock stamps are my favs!

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  70. love the single layer clock card, beautiful choice of colors!

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  71. Really great cards...my fav is the clock one. Merry Christmas!

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  72. love the cards. Really LOVE the "every moment" card. It's so beautiful

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  73. OMGosh! Loving that first card. Another set of stamps to buy...LOL

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  74. I'm so grateful for this entry! I tried running clear card stock through my texture boutique, which turned out great, but I had no idea of how to attach it to the card without the adhesive showing! (rookie mistake, I guess) Beautiful card...

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  75. I love the Clean and Simple feel of both cards, and I must have this clock stamp !

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  76. LOVE how you did the clear cardstock--cool technique. LOVE the clock card--definitely need to lift this.

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  77. I really love that clock card its so awsome!

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  78. Beautiful clean & simple designs!!

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  79. Love your cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  80. Nice cards. I'm enjoying this blog hop.

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  81. That clock card is fantastic -- love that stamp and the colors you've used.

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  82. love your color schemes and the visual impact these cards have!

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  83. Love the clock faces. Your cards are wonderful.
    Marcie

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  84. Love love love the black paper strips and buttons over the lovely clock stamps. I must get these!

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  85. Hi Maile! I love the softly layered clocks - gives a feminine spin to the more masculine design! I'm loving the new 2012 release by Hero Arts!

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  86. Love your cards!The clock rocks!
    hugs
    Doreen

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  87. Oh those clocks are making me drool, and these are some great cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  88. The clock stamp is BIG on my shopping list...

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  89. Such great cards, Maile. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

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  90. Wonderful cards! I love the ribbon/buttons embellishments that you used too!

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  91. Beautiful cards!!! I love how you did the way you did the ribbon on that first card! Very cool!

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  92. oooh girl I love those clocks! beautiful card!

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  93. This is big :D Thanks for the inspiration.

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  94. Both cards are lovely. I'm going to give both a try.

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  95. some great stamps by Hero Arts

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  96. Looking forward to seeing the Special Time Stamp. I can think of lots of uses for that one.

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  97. Love the stamps and the buttons are cute.

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  98. I absolutely love your first card! Beautiful! :-) xx

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  99. Great cards and stamps..love the sentiments too!

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  100. I REALLY like your card with the Special Time stamp!

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  101. I love both of the cards but the clock card is awesome.

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  102. What great ideas! I love the cards!

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  103. Lovely cards, great big sentiments :)

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  104. Oh what fun! Love your clock cards....

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  105. Gorgeous cards. especially love the first one.

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  106. the cards are fabulous-the colors and stamps are really the stars! I bet the texture on the second one is fabulous too!
    You did a brilliant job!

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  107. Oh how gorgeous! Love the colours on the first card!

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  108. these are beautiful! I just love the clocks in pastels!

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  109. The "Special Time" stamp is wonderful.

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  110. I follow your blog, everyday! Love any kind of time piece!

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  111. Wow! Love the first card and the technique on the second. Good stuff. :)

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  112. Love the color combination on your big card! Thanks for sharing.

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  113. love, love the pops of black on these cards!

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  114. Yep... really loving the clock stamps. Lovely :)

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  115. Beautiful cards, love your designs. Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  116. Both cards are great but I love, love, love the clocks one. Great job!

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  117. beautiful colors, lovely cards.

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  118. your cards are beautiful. you did such a wonderful job with the stamps. thanks for sharing

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  119. I always love all your cards-thanks for sharing!!!

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  120. Great cards! I love the clocks stamped in different colors and then the sentiment stamped over top.

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  121. Must have those clocks! Loving this collection.

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  122. Cool cards! Love the font on your first card - make every moment count, and those clocks are CO cool! Thanks for the chance to win some of these beauties!

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  123. Great cards!! Your cards are always so inspirational!

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  124. I really love the clean design of your Make Every Moment Count card! Love the Special Time stamp and will definately be purchasing this one! Oh - love the colors too!

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  125. Nice job! CAS can be so difficult to pull off but I like yours. TFS! Happy Holidays!

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  126. love the clock card. it's the little things that count. i never thought to interrupt a ribbon/paper strip with the sentiment as you did, but it's so simple! :)

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  127. I love the delicate lines of the clocks against the bold black lines. It really makes the card pop :)

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  128. Oh, for cute! Thanks for inspiring us!

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  129. great card with such simple lines

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  130. Love the clean elegance of your cards.
    Thank you for the inspiration.

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  131. your make every moment count card makes me want to leave work and go create something at home!! love the color combo!

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  132. Great cards! Thanks for the look at the Special Time stamps -- first I've seen of them today and I LIKE 'em!

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  133. Love how you used the clock stamp. Both cards are FAB. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  134. A beautiful card! I really love how you clear embossed with the dot stamps to bring out that sentiment. So clean and pretty! Thank you for sharing!!

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  135. I like how you have the ribbon tucked behind the stamp.

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  136. What great cards and I love the clock stamps, those are fabulous!

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  137. I especially love your first card with the different colored clocks on white and contrasting black sentiment and strips of cardstock. Lovely.

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  138. I especially love the clock card...such fun colors!! :)

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  139. Love your card ideas! The buttons are such cute additions!

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  140. I adore the clock card - that stamp is a must-have! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  141. I love everyone's use of the new stamps. So much inspiration.

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  142. Stunning! I love that your cards are like the perfect little black dress. Not overstated or fancy, but simply stunning!

    carol in seattle :)
    caro @ callaway . net

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  143. These are incredible, Maile! I especially love the overlapping clocks on your first card!

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  144. these cards are lovely!

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  145. Love your cards! I just might have to add those clocks to my wish list:)

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  146. I love the second card - definitely something I would make. SO excited for this new catalogue and to order new stamps!!!

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  147. Beautiful cards, especially love the clocks. Thanks for sharing your art and your ideas!

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  148. I love the new stamps, what an exciting giveaway!

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  149. So, so cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  150. Like the clocks! enjoyed seeing your cards.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  151. I love the colors on the clocks and, of course, the buttons!

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  152. I love the way you worked with the stamps & ribbons as well!

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  153. I am very much enjoying this hop! What a pretty clock stamp!

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  154. Fun cards with your fabulous style. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  155. Lovely cards!..loved the clock stamp

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  156. Love your cards!!! They are simply beautiful!!!

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  157. Such lovely cards Maile. I love that clock stamp. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

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  158. Love your cards...thanks for the inspiration.

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  159. Beautiful cards, fun stamps and wonderful inspiration!

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  160. Very nice - love the colors on the clock card!

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  161. Your cards are LOVELY! Must have that Special Time set!

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  162. Gorgeous cards! LOVE the overlapping clocks and that divine sentiment! TFS!

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  163. You did a great job on your cards. I love them!

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  164. Great use of the new stamps! Thanks for sharing!

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  165. Love the clocks in bright colors! Beautiful cards, Maile!

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  166. I like both of your cards, particularly the time piece card. I love the two widths of ribbon and the way one is weaved behind. :)

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  167. love your clean and simple designs!!!

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  168. love your clean and simple designs...

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  169. Love the clock card. Great sentiment.

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  170. love your color choices!
    Sandra ltb

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  171. Truly love what you did with these two stamp sets! I think I'll need a second or third job to afford all the stamps I've decided that I must have as a result of participating in this blog hop. Thanks so much for sharing your techiques with us...gotta try the embossing on clear stock! Way cool!

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  172. . . .just adore your style. . .

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  173. Great cards, Maile! Love those clocks!

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  174. Love the clock card simple yet elegant!

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