Anniversary Celebration with A Blog Named Hero!

Saturday, March 25, 2017



Hello everyone!

I am here with A Blog Named Hero celebrating their 5th Anniversary!  I am so happy to be a part of this celebration as a current member of the Design Team!  You should be coming here from Coralynn Murray blog.   If you want to see the full hop list, you can start at A Blog Named Hero!

I am sharing with you today a fairly new stamp, when I saw this, I just had to have it.  It is a Hero Arts stamp called "Antique Bee and Flowers".  I stamped the image on Kraft cardstock and colored it with Prismacolor Pencils.  I accented the bee with glossy accents and used my gold pen by Copics to accent the berries around the image.  The sentiment is from the Hero Arts set "Thank You Messages"



Closer look of the bee with the glossy accents.

A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for our wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies!  Several companies decided to help us celebrate our fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were so generous that we decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day!  Giveaway prizes total more than $500!  To win, leave a comment on each hop stop.  We 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.

Today's prizes include the following: 
Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th.
You should be heading to Michelle Lupton's blog from here.  Again for the full list of hoppers you can find them over at A Blog Named Hero.  Good luck and happy hopping!! 


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488 comments :

  1. This is such a pretty card. Color pencils on kraft really rocks this card.

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  2. Love your cards as always Donna and this one is stunning!

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  3. Such a great card from the hive-like background to the glossy-accented bee that just comes alive with this added touch. Thanks so much for sharing it on this blog hop. My next bee will surely be glossy!

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  4. Beautiful! The colors are lovely.

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  5. Loved this card. Reminds me of time gone by. You do beautiful work.

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  6. Such delightful card Donna!! Beautiful coloring and I love that glaze on the bee!!!

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  7. What a beautiful and whimsical card! Glad to see these beautiful colors on kraft.

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  8. That bee is ready to fly off the card! Super!

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  9. I can see why you had to have that stamp! You did a beautiful job coloring it, too.

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  10. What fabulous coloring!! Love it on kraft. Thank you!

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  11. What a gorgeous card, I just love everything about it, the colours, the background, how everything works together! Awesome!

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  12. What a stunning card. I love the bee in the centre like he owns the flowers....teehee Great Job! "Bee"utiful

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  13. I LOVE all of it...the bee, the flowers, the cardstock. Beautifully done.

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous, Donna! I love your subtle background, the way you used your Prismacolors, added gold pen, and Glossy Accents. Every detail is just perfect! Thank you for showing off the Antique Bee and Flowers stamp. It's so beautiful ... definitely my 'cup of tea!' ♡

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  15. Beautiful card! I especially love the look of the pencil on kraft paper. Very nice work!

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  16. That background is perfect with that stamp, which makes for a beautiful card!

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  17. Oh Creative Lady! You are SO creative, Donna! I just love all your cards. Thanks for being such an inspiration.

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  18. I love that coloring you did on Kraft cardstock. So very pretty and on a soft subtle background.

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  19. Coloring on Kraft is a great look, and your coloring lovely! The image is so classic!

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  20. Oh WOW! I love this. The Kraft is really hot right now and you rocked it!

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  21. Great vintage/spring card! Very pretty!

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  22. I love prismacolor cards!! The glossy accents made it look amazing.

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  23. This card is absolutely beautiful!

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  24. Hello beautiful is right - this is gorgeous!

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  25. This card is absolutely beautiful!

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  26. I love your beautiful color pencil coloring. Beautiful card.

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  27. Marvellous use of kraft for this stencil and stunning colouring!

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  28. Donna! I really don't want to want this stamp, but I must have this stamp! And kraft? Way to my heart, girlfriend. :)

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  29. Beautiful card! I love craft cardstock!

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  30. Your card is so "bee"utiful! I love it!

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  31. Realy pretty. I love Hero arts products.

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  32. Love this pretty card. The pattern and the layout is Great :)

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  33. That is a pretty card! Love your coloring with this new stamp!! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop.

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  34. You have made me want this stamp as well!!!! It is so beautiful and your choice of colors are perfect with it :0)

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  35. The wreath is so pretty.
    The coloring is great.
    The card looks vintage and
    wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  36. I love what you did with the background too! Very pretty.

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  37. The black accents of the stamped bee, the framing and the title really make the card so lovely.

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  38. What a pretty card! Love your coloring and your background!

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  39. This is a beautiful card! I love you website. It is my first time. It looks great!! I love you photo too. The whole thing just has such a nice feel to it. I will be back.

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  40. Absolutely gorgeous card! Just perfect! Love the coloring and the background couldn't be more perfect! Loving this blog hop and all the talent and inspiration here!~ Thanks for sharing yours!

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  41. Beautiful card ... love the colors and technique of coloring on kraft. Happy blog hopping along I go ...

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  42. Such a bee-utiful card! Love that flower wreath and your background is perfect!

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  43. Beautiful prismacolor on kraft. Love it.

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  44. Love the coloring on the kraft! So eye catching!!

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  45. I agree. That stamp is lovely. I really like the honeycomb background with it, too.

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  46. OH I LOVE this stamp and the background you created is STUNNING!! Great design!

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  47. So pretty, I love this great design!

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

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  49. You did a great job at capturing a vintage look with the card having an up to date twist!

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  50. Love this! I will definitely have to get this stamp. Love bees!

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  51. I love this stamp too! Beautiful card!

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  52. A very lovely card, thanks to the design and your great coloring!

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  53. Very cool card! I love the look of the prismacolor pencils. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  54. This is gorgeous!!! The color of the flowers makes me smile. TFS.

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  55. I love this stamp, too! This is such a beautiful card - thank you for sharing your talent and ideas. :-)

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  56. Love the glossy and metallic accents you added!

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  57. I really really like your card. Pretty.

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  58. Great card, thanks for sharing.

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  59. Beautiful-LOVE the colouring on kraft!

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  60. What a wonderful card - love your coloring!

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  61. Your card is beautiful! Love the stamp and stencil you used.

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  62. Pretty! Your soft honeycomb background and the gold accents on the flowers really bring this together!

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  63. I love color pencils on kraft card stock! I had fun doing that with Santa Claus images over Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

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  65. Love your design and coloring! Perfect!

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  66. What a great design. I like how it looks like honey comb.

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  67. Donna it is beautiful, the Kraft card works perfectly x

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  68. How very lovely. Create and beautiful.

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  69. Pretty card. I love how pencils are becoming more popular!

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  70. Can't believe I've never seen this stamp set before -- it's beautiful. Love your card.

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  71. Lovely card, coloring on kraft is a wonderful technique and somehow so perfect for springtime.

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  72. So pretty. Love your creativity!

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  73. The colored pencils on Kraft was the perfect choice for this image. It is just beautiful!

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  74. This is beautiful! And I love the shiny bee!

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  75. Beautiful coloring on that pretty spring wreath design.

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  76. Fantatic card, Donna! I love the combination of "feels" you have achieved on this beauty! hugs, de

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  77. Very pretty card with great colors.

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  78. Thanks. The colors are so pretty on the flowers. Love prismas!

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  79. Such a lovely card and image, looks great on Kraft.

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  80. Love your card. The glossy accents really highlighted the bee.

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  81. What a beautiful card - I really like that your card has a 'textured' look! Love the stamps, too.

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  82. Beautiful card! I love the soft colors on Kraft card stock.

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  83. Such a beautiful card. I love the coloring.
    Great Job. Thanks,
    Erica K.

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  84. This card is simply beautiful.

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  85. A very beautiful and simple card.

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  86. What a lovely card! The soft honeycomb background is perfect for the pretty laurel and shiny little bee.

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  87. I love everything about this card!

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  88. Beautiful card! So nice on the kraft cardstock!

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  89. Beautiful card! So nice on the kraft cardstock!

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  90. This BEE likes all things Bee and that includes your Bee-utiful creation with great stamping, coloring & arrangement.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  91. What a gorgeous card! The images are wonderful, and the background stencil fits perfectly.

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  92. I'm a sucker for bees on a card. Love it!!

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  93. This is a beautiful image. Love your coloring. I do enjoy using my pencils for coloring. Thanks for sharing and for being part of this great celebration.

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  94. WOW, incredible card. Just lovely.

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  95. Such a pretty card. Great job!
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  96. I love that little bee! Great card!

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  97. Kraft card stock is such a welcome change from white. Love this card. The composition is outstanding.

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  98. I like this card. Kraft card stock is one of my favorite !!

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  99. So pretty on the kraft card stock. It really feels like Spring.

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  100. Your card is gorgeous, love the wreath that you stamped on the kraft card stock, you really can't go wrong with that choice! TFS

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  101. Oh that bee. Love love love it!

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  102. Wonderful card ! Love the background with the hexagons 😊💙

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  103. Beautiful card. The colors chosen are just perfect for the bee. Great work.

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  104. LOVE the kraft card stock. I need to use that color more often.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  105. OOOOO I love your card! It is wonderful!

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  106. So into bees, I looooove this stamp. Your card is beautiful!!! Thank you!!!!

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  107. Beeautiful card!!! I love everything about it, especially the glossy accents on the bee! Thank you for sharing your talent!!!

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  108. Happy 5th Anniversary to ABNH!
    Very nice card.

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  109. I love everything about your card; the layout, color scheme, layering and certainly the stamp choices. That background stamp is perfect for the focal point. My favorite card, so far on this blog hop.

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  110. WOW! What a lovely crisp image with wonderful coloring! Fabulous!

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  111. That's it, I'm spending time tomorrow with kraft and my prisma pencils. This is gorgeous.

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  112. Fabulous colouring , especially on kraft! Gorgeous card!

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  113. Love this, especially the wings!

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  114. Beautiful card! The bee looks very real!

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  115. Such a beautiful card. Really love this card. Your coloring is fantastic.

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  116. Lovely spring card to put a big smile on anyone's face!

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  117. I do love colors on kraft. Sweet bee.

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  119. this is beautiful - I love the coloring on kraft cardstock

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  120. Donna this is LOVELY, I really love it. How did you do the background stamp fading in the centre?! What a cool technique. x

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  121. OMG, I love your card - I love how you had the same background, but softened it on your panel with the bee. That bee is gorgeous!

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  122. Donna this card is simply gorgeous. Love the entire feel of this beauty. Well done sweetheart. Glad to see you on the hop.

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  123. Such a pretty card, Donna! Fantastic colouring.

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  124. Such a beautiful card :) love the wreath and the coloring.

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  125. This is a gorgeous card! Your coloring is fantastic!

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  126. Great card love the wreath with the bee.

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  127. What a pretty card!

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  128. Hi Donna! I love the floral wreath and the lovely way you colored it. Adding glossy accents to the bee reall makes it stand out.

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  129. I've been thinking about that stamp set and your card is fantastic!

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  130. Gorgeous! Love the colors and design. Wonderfully colored ♥

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  131. That stamp is amazing and you made it look even more amazing and gorgeous. I love this card!

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  132. I love everything about this card!

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  133. Great design! Love the sentiment, thanks for sharing!

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  134. I love the coloring on kraft of this beautiful image!

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  135. You've inspired me to pull my Prisma Colored pencils out of the drawer. Thank you for sharing this card. I would love to send a card out that looks this beautiful.

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  136. This is a beautiful card. I've been thinking about getting that stamp, now I know I'm getting it!

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  137. Beautiful card. I really like your pencil colouring - looks great on the kraft

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  138. A beautiful card! Who'd have thought that a bee would be a part of something pretty other than with lots of flowers? Thanks for sharing.

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  139. Lovely card! Great stamp set. Thanks for sharing this card.

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  140. Very pretty and
    neat design!
    Carla from Utah

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  141. so pretty. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  142. Beautiful card! Love the colouring :)

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  143. Beautiful Bee card!! Love it!!

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  144. Beautiful card. Every element complements each other. I love your coloring on the Kraft paper.

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  145. I truly adore what you did with the bee, flower wreath and background! Stunning!

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  146. I love your color choices. You made the bee stamp look like one that I think I need now! Lol

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  147. Love the bee, I've been wanting a bee stamp!

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  148. Fabulous card, love the design xx

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  149. It's just so pretty. Blog hop is fun. It brings new cards and new techniques. ..

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  150. What a bee-utiful card! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  151. Stunning card. This needs to go into your hall of fame

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  152. Oh wow, that's a fantastic card and design - thanks so much for sharing and inspiring! I love how you put it all together!

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