Saturday, March 25, 2017

A Blog Named Hero: Happy 5 Years Hop

 Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to A Blog Named Hero's 5 Year Celebration Hop!
If you're just stopping by you can start the hop at  A Blog Named Hero to see all the amazing talent and enter to win prizes! 


I can't believe it's been 5 years since this blog got started! 
A Blog Named Hero was my first ever design team and let me tell you that group of amazing women set the bar really high. I made friends on that team that I still talk to now. ABNH will always have a special place in my heart. 

As you can see from the banner above I'm not the only one who loves A Blog Named Hero. There are so many awesome prizes to win! 

Today's prizes include the following: 

$50 gift card to Hero Arts
$40 gift card to Pretty Pink Posh
$35 gift card to Lil' Inker Designs
$25 gift card to Newton's Nook
$25 gift card to Paper Smooches
$25 gift card to Winnie and Walter
$25 gift card to The Ton  
$20 gift card to Right at Home

One Online Card Class of your choice

Giveaway prizes total more than $500!  To win, leave a comment on each hop stop.  They will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning!  And be sure to visit A Blog Named Hero on Sunday for the list of Sunday hoppers and prizes!  Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th.

Alright let's get to what you came for, the actual card


When I was on the team one of the things I specialized in was stretching my stamps. I thought it would be fun to take that approach for my anniversary card. 

I used two sets to create a completely different floral card. It never gets old for me :) 

You can see the whole card in the video below



I think those succulents made themselves into beautiful blooms, what do you think? 
I'm so psyched we are heading into Spring! There will be lots more flowers on the blog coming soon!


Your next stop on the hop is my amazing friend Lisa Stein. I saw a sneak peek of her project and you're going to love it! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 


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407 comments:

  1. Tide Pool is stunning on your beautiful card! Love the whole layout.

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  2. Beautiful floral card, love the tide pool color. Adds such a pop!

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  3. You're SO right! Look what a little color did!!
    That finished card looks WONDERFUL!!!

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  4. Congrats on 5 years A Blog named Hero!

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  5. I can't wait to watch your video, I bookmarked it - Your card is absolutely stunning and I can't wait to see all the details on how you made it. Congrats to A Blog Named Hero!

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  6. This is so pretty and it was so fun to watch how it developed. I really want to try out this technique now.

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  7. Wow, so bright and cheerful. I love how you used these stamps for the border. Also a beautiful way to use the Copics to add shading to the stamped images. The purple flowers are just gorgeous.

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  8. Such a lovely card with a sentiment that is perfect for this anniversary celebration. Thanks for the card design and the video demonstrating your stamping/coloring for this card--so helpful!

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  9. You make it look so easy. Thank you for showing us how to look stretch our stamps. Loved the colour combination you chose.

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  10. Love the colours on these flowers, especially the blue makes the card pop!

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  11. Fantastic! I always love your flamboyant and beautiful colors!

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  12. Kelly, I love everything you do. Yes, I always learn from your videos. Your card is beautiful, and your coloring is perfect!

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  13. clever use of ink pad colors and copic coloring. Thanks for including a video.

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  14. Wonderful card! Great video.

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  15. An absolutely STUNNER of a card! Thank you Kelly for sharing this!

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  16. Your coloring is always so good. Thanks

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  17. Kelly I love watching you create such beautiful cards!

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  18. Beautiful card! Loved watching your video, they are always so informative. Thanks!

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  19. Your card is Drop dead Gorgeous!!!

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  20. Beautiful card! I love your color choices.

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  21. I agree about being syched for spring. Thanks for the lovely card.

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  22. I am always wowed by your beautiful creations just like this one.

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  23. This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing how you made it 😊

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  24. Kelly,
    You so inspire me to try these techniques!!! I love watching you and listening to you voice your approach!!! Keep it up :0)

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  25. Love the card, the colors and the video! Many thanks!

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  26. You always inspire me. Thanks!! Beautiful card!

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  27. What a great colour combo. Great job in turning a succulent into a flower.

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  28. Wow love the way you colors the flowers to make them look so REAL:)

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  29. I love it. Happy Blogaversary Hero Blog too.

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  30. That is one gorgeous card! I could watch you color all day.

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  31. Kelly, this is one delicious card of floral extravaganziness .....teehee. Is that a word? Yep, it is now......hahaha I adore this, and the way you explained the process on a video.

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  32. Beautiful.
    The coloring is fantastic.
    thanks for sharing.

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  33. Love your tips on coloring - you are an amazing artist Kelly! *hand clapping*

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  34. Love what you created and what a fun blog hop!!!

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  35. WOW!! You totally ROCK and your flowers are just BREATHTAKING!!! You never cease to amaze me in your design!!

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  36. Wonderful card and great colouring (as always)!

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  37. Just sooooo stunning. Beautiful card and fabulous coloring as always!

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  38. What a beautiful card, Kelly! I absolutely adore these colors together!! I just kept staring at it because all those colors and your beautiful layout just make my heart happy! 😍

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  39. Gorgeous florals...my favorite.

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  40. Just beautiful! Those florals down the side are stunning. Thanks for sharing on this great blog hop!!

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  41. OMG....the colors on this card are absolutely GORGEOUS! I love that little succulent as a flower! Love those vines too! You are so very talented Kelly! This is such a great blog hop with so much talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  42. GORGEOUS! I love your design and coloring!

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  43. Gorgeous design!!!! FABBY as always!!!

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  44. Absolutely beautiful coloring!

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  45. I am loving the creative use of stamps here......you make some beautiful things. I think you are the best Copic Color artist out there Kelly....really talented!!!

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  46. You are amazing. Love the way you used the stamps in a different way than they were meant.

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  47. Absolutely beautiful card!!! Love that you made the flowers & buds from different stamps. Love the additional WOW factor of the marker details

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  48. Stunning as usually, Kelly! Amazing Copic coloring. Happy anniversary ❤️😘

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  49. Sooo pretty.. all the other flowers are jealous that they were not colored by you!!!

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  50. love the pretty colors and stamps!

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  51. I want to get this card in the mail. It's beatuiful.

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  52. Wow, wow, WOW! Love everything about this card!

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  53. Your card is stunning! Thanks for sharing your coloring technique.

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  54. Gorgeous card as usual Kelly! I like how you stretched the stamps. I need to think outside the box more often. Thanks for sharing and I love the color combo.

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  55. Another beautiful card Kelly! Love how you turned the succulents into flowers.

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  56. Absolutely gorgeous card. Your coloring is amazing.

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  57. Wow!! Yes, the succulents make beautiful flowers by you! So pretty, love your color combo and wonderful coloring!

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  58. Just Beautiful! I wish I could color like that, you make it look so East! Thanks for sharing.

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  59. The colors go so well together

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  60. Such a beautiful card!!! 😍😍
    Definitely learn something new today..thank you.

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  61. This post is how I found the hop. Beautiful! and full of idease I can use for my cards. Thanks.

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  62. Stunning card!! Awesome use of those beautiful stamps.

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  63. I love this. So very much. I'm a huge fan of stretching your stamps, thinking outside of the box. This makes my heart happy! Thank you so much for joining us in our celebration at A Blog Named Hero.

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  64. Wow Kelly. You transformed a card into a work of art!

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  65. Gorgeous card and the colors are too

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  66. Loved watching your video. Great color choices. Your finished card was amazing.

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  67. Love your work Kelly. This one has such potential. Loads of beautifulness. Thanks for sharing your fabulousness.

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  68. I loved the idea of stretching your stamps and the color combo is so bright and cheery. It makes me smile :-)

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  69. Your card is so beautiful and stunning! I love the colors you used on it.

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  70. Love the color combo and how you combined those two sets.

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  71. Beautiful card! Great colors and coloring!

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  72. Kelly, this is so beautiful - I'm blown away! Stunning spring colors!

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  73. Like how wonderfully striking the vine look of this floral creation looks.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  74. Beautiful spring card. I like how you combined two stamp sets, then used cardstock to compliment your colours on the card.

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  75. I love that combination of turquoise and fuschia - so unusual!

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  76. I always fall in love with floral stamps and cards.
    I'm just drawn to them. Beautiful coloring. I like the Copic markers but to expensive for my budget. Great job.
    Thanks,
    Erica K.

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  77. I'm always so happy when you post another video. I always learn so much, and you crack me up! This card is stunning!

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  78. This card is gorgeous, Kelly!

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  79. I am in love with your very pretty card!

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  80. Really cute card! Love the design.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  81. Really beautiful card. The color combo is really nice

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  82. I love your work Kelly. Always so beautiful.

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  83. Gorgeous card, love the colours.

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  84. Your card is really beautiful! I am not proficient in using my Copic markers, so I appreciate your skill & also your coloring tips!

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  85. I just love how you did this card, the colors are beautiful and using the leaves as buds was brilliant.

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  86. Was so happen on even our name as a blog stop and you did not disappoint. This is a beautiful card and I love adding Copic coloring to smaller stamp images - I think this may be more achievable for me as a Copic beginner. Thanks so much for the informative video. It is a huge help!

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  87. This is just gorgeous! I love how you made the stamps into something different than they were originally intended. And some day when I grow up, I hope to be able to color with copics just like you 😃 one can dream....

    I love this card. Thanks for sharing.

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  88. You are my go to Gal, I love watching your video as I watch them all. This card is defiantly a Kelly card with the beautiful colors. TFS!

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  89. Beautiful card! Love the color scheme.

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  90. You almost had a rainbow of blossoms there! So bright and pretty!!

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  91. Love your card and your coloring. Watch all your videos when possible. You inspire me. Thank you.

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  92. Beautiful card. I love the vining effect.

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  93. The stamped flowers and leaves were very pretty but after adding your copic coloring- WOW!!

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  94. Oh my goodness, this is amazing! I will always look at my stamp sets differently now!

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  95. I love how you stress your stamps.I find it very inspiring.
    Nice card.Thank you for sharing.
    Happy 5th Anniversary to ABNH!

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  96. Beautiful card! Great colors and coloring!

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  97. Kelley, your card is absolutely stunning! I never would have chosen two different greens that you used for your leaves. Thank you so much for all of the time and effort it takes to put these videos together.

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  98. Beautiful coloring, thanks for the video.

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  99. Wow, that's gorgeous!. Thanks for the video.

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  100. Well done. Love the sentiment stamp set

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  101. Beautiful! Love your color choices!

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  102. Love love the colors! Jealous of your coloring skills.

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  103. What a beautiful card. Love it.

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  104. it's amazing how that perfect colored cardstock DOUBLES the impact of the coloring!

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  105. Loved your video! As a beginner, I really appreciate all your tips.

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  106. Beautiful coloring Kelly. As always.

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  107. As always you have the best color combination.

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  108. I really enjoyed your video and it has inspired me to go look at my stamps and try something similar.

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  109. I watched your video today and LOVED it. Love the colors and how you made the succulent stamp look like a flower. Just beautiful

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  110. Love the flowers and colors! My favorite pass-time with card making!

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  111. I said some very bad words when i saw your card. SERIOUSLY AMAZING. I love you and it and i"m so glad we met through ABNH xoxoxoxo

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  112. Your card is beautiful and love the colors you used.

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  113. Just beautiful! I love the color combination and of course your coloring is magnificent!

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  114. Seriously? You are a magician with Copics! I am so very glad that we met at ABNH - ABNH was my first DT, too, and you were on it - hooray! So glad we're friends :)

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  115. Yet another fabulous card Kelly. Love the coloring and the video was awesome! Great hop!!!

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  116. What a beautiful card :) love your coloring!!

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  117. Oh my goodness, this is a beautiful card! I LOVE your coloring.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  118. Hi Kelly,

    I don't like succulents, but you made me LOVE them! This Card is AWESOME! Thanks!

    Cariños,
    María Alba

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  119. Very beautiful card. Thank you for showing alternate ways to use stamps.

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  120. This card is so beautiful and your coloring is awesome!

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  121. Great design, beautiful coloring = gorgeous card! Amazing!

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  122. This is Gorgeous! Love your take on those stamps and beautifully colored ♥

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  123. always love seeing your cards! this is gorgeous, beautiful colors and design.

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  124. Gorgeous card--your coloring is amazing!

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  125. outstanding ...love the color combo

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  126. Any and all tips to stretch our stamps is welcome! Thank you!! Technology is so wonderful for stampers - we get to see so many new ideas ad beautiful cards like this. Gotta love it. Thanks for sharing your card!

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  127. Oh be still my heart. Love the flowers, love the colors, love the design and love the card. You rocked it!

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  128. Absolutely gorgeous card. Thank you for video showing how you created this stunner.

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  129. Love the vivid colors and your coloring is stunning!!!

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  130. Such beautiful colors as always. Hugs,

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  131. Love the two floral stamps together. They are really pretty and add so much to the card. Thank you for sharing your card and idea with us.

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  132. I love the softness of this card. Thanks for including the video, it's very helpful to see your technique.

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  133. Gorgeous card! Your coloring is so beautiful!

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  134. Stunning card Kelly! Your colouring is amazing as always!

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  135. Really gorgeous card Kelly! I love watching you color!

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  136. Love how you used your stamps and turned them into something new!

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  137. Wonderful colouring Kelly! You are the Queen of colouring!!

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  138. Beautiful Kelly, I just love your colouring videos xx

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  139. Oh wow! This is so lovely Kelly. It has a really pretty soft look.

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  140. I love your color choices.Such a lovely card

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  141. What can I say, Kelly! You made another stunner of a card! Amazing design, colouring is out of this world, AND on top of that you managed to turn a succulent into a flower! I bow to you!

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  142. I love the colors in this card. Very pretty

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  143. So cool! And so beautiful. Love it!

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  144. Gorgeous card! Your coloring always amazes me!

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  145. What a lovely floral card u made .

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  146. I keep waiting for you to announce that you've quit your job to be an artist full time. LOVE LOVE LOVE your work and videos. Thank you for sharing with me (and the crafting world).

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  147. Oh my gosh - brilliant idea. I have the stamp and seeing it used this way is awesome! Thanks for a video, too.

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  148. OH WOW!!! I love to watch you color!!! Your card is so breathtakingly gorgeous!!

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  149. One of my most favorite cards on this blog hop! Gorgeous as always!

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  150. Nothing to say that hasn't already been said...it's beautiful!

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  151. Beautiful card! Love your videos - they are very instructional as well as fun.

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  152. Thanks for the excellent video! I never would have thought to turn leaves into buds like you did, & your Copic colouring
    is amazing. Your card is lovely.

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  153. WOW! This is a stunning card. Love it.

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  154. All I can say is, WOW! This card is so beautiful.

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  155. I just love this card. My two favorite colors. 😍

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  156. Such a stunning card and amazing colouring.

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  157. This card is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the way you turned those cacti into beautiful flowers. And the design of your card is so awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  158. Totally awesome! Your coloring always blows me away!

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  159. I have never seen copic markers used. Your card is drop-dead gorgeous! Thanks for the video. I will probably watch it a few times before I decide if I can do such a great job as you with copics. I guess they aren't inexpensive! I'm seeing so many new things on this blog.

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  160. Getting that colorful card in my mailbox sure would make me have a beautiful day! Sooooo pretty! Love Hero Arts!

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  161. Love it! It's simply beautiful! Love it!!!!! 😍

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  162. This card is so vibrant- it just makes me smile to look at it!

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  163. So very beautiful. I love the colors.

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  164. love it, and the colors are awesome

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  165. Love the way you used the succulent stamp to create flowers. Thanks for including the video.

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