Monday, July 11, 2011

Studio Calico + Hero Arts Blog Hop with Shari


Welcome to my stop on the HOP everyone!  I'm so very excited to show you a really fun card I made using these NEW Studio Calico Stamps!  I've used 3 of the fabulous background Clings and one Clear set.  I just LOVE them ALL!!!


I wanted to do something a little different to show you how versatile this stamp set is, so I created a flower from the award stamp and a banner from the ribbon.  FUN!!!   Here's a closer look at the banner.


And here are the new stamps I used... gahhhh so awesome!!!

If you want to jot down the numbers for your future shopping, they are:
ST501 Alphabet Pattern, ST503 Grid Pattern,
ST514 Houndstooth Pattern and ST510 You're The Best (clear set).
Did you see that we at Hero Arts are doing a giveaway? FIVE NEW stamp sets with be given out each day (Monday to Wednesday).  Just leave a comment on each stop in the hop and we’ll pick a random winner from ALL of them! The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to WIN!  Winners will be announced on Saturday, July 16.
And finally...it's time to send you on to the UBER talented April Foster to see what she's cooked up for today.  Thanks for stopping by!

Enjoy!

I have closed the comments for this post, the contest winners have been chosen.  You can see them HERE.  Thanks everyone!

Other Supplies used:




592 comments :

  1. Beautiful card! The flower is so creative!

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  2. Eek! Backgrounds- this will make so many people happy! Love the card, so creative :)

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  3. what a gorgeous card Shari. Lovely stamps

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  4. wow, hero arts and studio calico together, what a great combination

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  5. I love how stamps that has been available in the kits now also will be available for purchase! Thank you for sharing :)

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  6. Oh my gosh, this stamps looks so amazing!

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  7. Oh My ... love these circle stamps.

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  8. Can´t wait to have those stamps in my hands!

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  9. I love background stamps and those are awesome.

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  10. HA + SC + heaven...love today's card shari and oh me oh my...the wish list is now of epic proportions...big hugs kath xxx

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  11. Love your card and those stamps are sensational!!

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  12. Wow! Gorgeous card - love how you did the flower!

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  13. Really stunning card! Lovin that houndstooth stamp set. Ger x.

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  14. Fabulous card, very exited about the news
    fantastic hop

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  15. Stunning! Fabulous! So excited to see SC and HA together.

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  16. Shari, very creative the way you made the circle into a flower.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  17. love love love the BG stamps. Must have items with my stamping.

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  18. Can't wait to purchase the stamps.

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  19. Fabulous card and fabulous stamps, I´ll loving stamp whith them

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  20. fabulous use of the stamps, love your card!

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  21. Love that card! I love how everyone is using these stamps in such different ways! I am definitely going to be needing some of those!

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  22. I just love his union!! Lovely card, and thanks for showing a unique way to use the stamps!

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  23. Love that flower! Oh my... those background stamps are making my heart race!

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  24. Love the card!!!

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  25. Your color combos are always so stunning, wonderful card!

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  26. LOVE that houndstooth stamp!

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  27. So beautiful!

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  28. Those clings are amazing! And your flower is great!
    Kirsten B in MN

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  29. SUPER cute! the white ink just pops!

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  30. What a fantastic card! You know what I like about it the most, is the absolute mix of colors - so unusual and yet it totally works! I'm inspired, because I feel like I couldn't pull off such a great creation. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  31. Can't wait to see these new stamps in my favorite store !
    Your card is awesome.

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  32. Great card. Love your flower.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  33. Gorgeous card, Shari! LOVE the alphabet pattern!

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  34. love all the stamps and your project!

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  35. Love how you have done the flower!

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  36. Great dimension on the flower. I love that alpha background stamp. swoon

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  37. your cards are amazing!! thanks for the inspiration!!

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  38. What an amazing card!!! I can't wait to see these stamps in person (because, you know, I WILL own them ALL. Hee!) -Hollie S.

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  39. What a great card! I love the houndstooth and alphabet clings!

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  40. You're the best is a really fun set!

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  41. A wonderful card! Love the sets you used!

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  42. oh me oh my is right..full sized cling..awesome

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  43. Stunning card. Love all the details.

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  44. I love how you incorporated to totally different background stamps to make your darling card :) Thanks for sharing!

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  45. wow amazing card love the stamps!!!!

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  46. I am so happy you two have paired up!! What a great card, and I love those stamps! A must have on my list!

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  47. Wonderful card. Thank you for sharing!!

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  48. lovely card. Thanks for sharing

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  49. I've got to have the grid pattern

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  50. i really love that alphabet background!

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  51. Love the cards and the stamps are all a must have on my list!

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  52. SC and HA - the perfect partnership! What a great set of stamps!

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  53. ooh great use of the stamp to make a flower. Love it!

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  54. Absolutely stunning card! The background stamps are fantastic.

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  55. Amazing card Shari! Love the new stamps!

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  56. Wow - no question what my #1 hunt will be following CHA! These stamps!

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  57. I am so excited for the release of these stamps. Wonderful card.

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  58. Background stamps too?! How lovely! As is your card :)

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  59. Such a pretty card. I love how you used the background stamps. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  60. Houndstooth - oh me oh my!! Love your card!

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  61. Great card made with awesome stamps! Thanks for being on the hop! Blogger is being naughty and will only let me post as anonymous.

    Janet L.
    leachm8@aol.com

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  62. Oh me...Oh my is a perfect description! LOVE those BG stamps!! TFS!

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  63. What a darling card - so many great details, Shari! I love how you created the flower from the award stamp!! Linda W.

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  64. Lovin' these new bgs especially the houndstooth!!!

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  65. Love your card... So so cute.

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  66. I love the new circle stamps from Hero Arts/SC -- especially the alpha stamp! Fabulous!

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  67. beautiful! love how you gave the stamps different uses!

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  68. Love the houndstooth. Been waiting someone to come up with that background for a long time. Thanks!!

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  69. Love the ideas here, Shari! And I am in LOVE with the new cling backgrounds! Yay for 2 of my favorite companies coming together!
    Patty G. in NJ

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  70. Gorgeous card :) I love the cling backgrounds, especially that houndstooth!

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  71. Gorgeous card!!

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  72. I'm loving all these stamps, but especially the backgrounds: yay!

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  73. I am in love with the background stamps! Beautiful card! Love the flower!

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  74. Oooo, our first look at the clings! Love the size!!

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  75. Shari, oh me oh my is right! FAB FAB FAB... Love what you created.

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  76. I love how you created that flower---awesome card!

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  77. Such a creative card and I love all those pattern
    stamps!!

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  78. Love your card - especially that flower!

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  79. Your cards are just beautiful! I love seeing how different people are using the stamps.

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  80. i can't get enuf b'grds, these would get a lot of use. as always, wonderful card.

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  81. I love the round stamps.

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  82. Woo Wee so so beautiful Miss Shari. You never cease to inspire me. Hugs, Kathy

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  83. Awesome card. The flower rocks. Thanks for sharing.

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  84. Gorgeous card! Love the flower the most~

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  85. You are the Best is the set I want oh and the backgrounds too. Love the flower. It's always great when a stamp can be used for multiple things.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  86. pretty cards! thanks for sharing!

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  87. I say WOW for your card and WOW for those stamps! Everything looks fabulous!

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  88. I love that peek a boo flower.& oh me oh my is right! I am loving this hop so much!

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  89. beautiful card, cannot wait for these stamps!

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  90. Super fun and creative cards! Love these new stamp sets!-Leesa Berry

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  91. great cards!!! love the cling stamps!

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  92. Oh my gosh! THE CLINGS!! I love them!!!

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  93. Love your very creative card--the stamps are awesome.

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  94. I LOVE these stamps and your card is so PRETTY!!! I NEED these stamps people!!!!

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  95. Your usual creativity comes through with a bang!! Love it.

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  96. Oh, the cling background patterns... Oh, my heart, be still!

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  97. Love, love, LOVE the flower! What a fun and darling card!

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  98. Stunning cards! I can't wait for these stamps!

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  99. you are just so darn creative! your cards always amaze me! :)

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  100. Love love love! You rocked these sets girl!

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  101. love that houndstooth background!

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  102. Those background stamps are to die for!

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  103. Fun, fun, FUN!! LOVE that new houndstooth pattern - I have the old little one, and it's too little! As always, love your card!

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  104. eeek! those cling backgrounds! be still my heart. i ADORE that alpha one!

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  105. Beautiful, versatile new stamps make for a lovely card..bravo..*smile*

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  106. Shari, your card is SO so pretty! I love how you changed up the stamps (e.g., made the flag a banner). So clever!

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  107. love the alpha stamp and how you did that flower!!

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  108. Oh me Oh my I love the card, thank you for sharing and the chance to win.

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  109. I love how you used the backgrounds!

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  110. The sentiment rocks! So simple and clean!

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  111. I'm gonna CAS this card! I love that HA will be producing the stamps cos I've always been impressed with the quality of the stamps, and in cling too!! Love!

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  112. Wow! I'm in love with those background clings!!! Amy Moore

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  113. I love that card! Those backgrounds are fabulous and I am really liking the circle patterns.

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  114. That is my fav card so far. Love stamps!

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  115. Such a gorgeous card! Love how you used those stamps! Can't wait to get my hands on them!

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  116. This is such a great hop! love what you have done

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  117. LOVE LOVE LOVE your Creation Shari!! those new stamps Rock.....

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  118. That banner stamp is just delicious. Can't wait to get my stamping on with those!!!

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  119. Lovely card and those SC stamps rock!

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  120. Too fun with all that terrific texture!

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  121. HOUNDSTOOTH! I am in love, I cannot wait to get these stamps!

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  122. i love your card and those new cling background stamps are AMAZING!

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  123. Those background stamps are awesome! Gorgeous work!

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  124. Love those little ribbon/banner dtamps.

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  125. LOVE your card -- and oh, those background clings look a.maze.ing!!

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  126. I love those background stamps you used on your card...super cute~

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  127. Holy Cow! These look amazing! I regret trading my alphabet background stamp and now I can have it again! I'm so excited!

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  128. oh my gosh! What a beautiful card! I am falling in love with these new stamps! I can't wait to get them in my hands!

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  129. Wow, Shari! Love this card and especially that alphabet stamp - it is so graphic. Love it all.

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  130. I love that letter stamp!!!!/Magdalena-Rockermorsan

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  131. Love the card. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  132. Nice job with these!!! I am loving what I'm seeing so far with these new stamps!

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  133. Shari, these new stamps are so fab! Loving all the beautiful inspiration!

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  134. Love, love, love it! So creative.

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  135. love the bg stamps! always so versatile!

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  136. Soooo cute! Love those backgrounds!

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  137. I love background stamps. Great card!

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  138. I love this "pairing" for this blog. YOur card is great. I love the "Oh ME Oh My" saying. TFS

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  139. Beautiful card!! That herringbone background stamp- lovely! These stamps are making me say "Oh me, Oh my!" ~Marti Richards

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  140. Circle backgrounds! Love the letters!!

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  141. LOVE your use of the backgrounds! sc designs are so fab!

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  142. Your card is so pretty. I am so glad to be part of this blog hop and i can't wait for tomorrow!

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  143. YAY! Your cards rock and this partnership is bound to only bring good things! :-)

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  144. This is fabulous! Love how you created a flower!

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  145. Love the stamps! Thanks for sharing!

    Monica Brown

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  146. Such a fun card and what great colors. These stamps are so cute!

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  147. Love the peek through flower! Simply amazing. I LOVE the new stamps!!

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  148. Oh me oh my this is FABULOUS! What an amazing card!

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  149. Thanks for using the stamps in different ways.

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  150. oh gosh...this is going to be SUCH a match up with these 2 companies..in love already with these stamps!
    and really, dang..this card is a blast..love all the elements on the card, the stamping..the fun..this is a really great one!!!!!

    Hugs, Leah

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  151. Fabulous job showing off those background stamps! I love background stamps :) Looking forward to seeing the new Studio Calico lines.

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  152. Must have that Alphabet background stamp

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  153. I just LOVE them! GREAT use of stamps!

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  154. thanks for sharing your great card! these new stamps are looking good!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  155. Hi Shari! What a fantastic card! The clever way you showcased these new stamps is amazing! LOVE that flower! Your cards are always so full of perfect, little details! Such inspiration!

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  156. Love those clings. I see those in my future.

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  157. I so love the 'You are the Best' set!

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  158. Fabulous card! I love all the details! Love the new stamps. Studio Calico and Hero Arts are a great pairing.
    DeniseB

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  159. Oh, Shari! So clever of you to create the flower and banner in this way! Love the houndstooth background, too! HA and SC = brilliant!

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  160. Love the card! And I've seen the banner being used a bit on the blog and I LOVE that, too! :)

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  161. Great card!! Love these stamps and papers! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win!

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  162. Fabulous. Love your card and ADORE those Clings!

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  163. Such creative use of the stamps! The card is beautiful! I need those stamps. :)

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  164. adorable card. LOVE the background stamps!!!

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  165. I love how you created the central flower from the award seal! Will have to lift this idea! :D

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  166. Such a fun card with all the different patterns!

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  167. love your flower! Beautiful work.

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  168. A lady after my own heart using those fabulous background stamps! Love how you used the pinking circle as a flower. Pretty card.

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  169. You've created a beautiful card and I especially love your flower. I'm loving these new SC and Hero Arts stamps!

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  170. Thanks for showing some of the full sets. Yay!!!!
    And your card is gorgeous-love the flower!

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  171. Such a clever use of that award stamp. Love those background stamps too!

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  172. These stamps looks like FUN to play with!I can't wait to see more! Thanks for the inspiration, Shari!

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  173. I CAN'T WAIT to try these stamps! Love your work Sharri!

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  174. These stamps are so versatile! I'm loving all the ideas. And can't wait to get some myself.

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  175. love how you used the background stamp!

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  176. Great card - love the SC/HA combo!

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  177. Love the background stamps! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  178. Those background stamps are delish!! Love the flower....brilliant!

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  179. Lovely ... just lovely... and thanks so much for including the order numbers!!! Thanks also for the chance to win!!

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  180. Oh my gosh, i think i am in love. These stamps are really something! Beautiful cards Shari, as always. I love your work!

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  181. Fabulous card! Love the new cling background stamps!

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  182. Wow, these stamps are just lovely! The cling bgs look amazing! Love the flower center of your card! So lovely!

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  183. Margaret Kaznowska

    Love all the new stamps. Your cards are so beautiful Shari.

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  184. Always an inspiration with lovely cards and great ideas.

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  185. These are one of my favorite patterns in years!!! great cards!!

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  186. The cards are so lovely. I'm loving the background clings.

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  187. I just need all of the stamps I have seen on the blog hop today!

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