Friday, September 30, 2011

Hero Arts + Paper Smooches Challenge: Day 5

woohooo, it's give-away day - LOVE those kind of days!!

Let's get down to it  :)

These are the Hero Arts stamp sets that will make their way into one very happy person's crafty hands


For your chance to win all 3 stamp sets:
  • Hooray  
  • Life Of The Party Birthday
  • Magic Of Christmas
...please comment here and tell me what your favorite Hero Arts stamps are (I couldn't possibly ask you to choose just one...there are too many amazing sets to pick from) You are not limited to choose from the three sets above.  You have until midnight on Sunday, Oct. 2nd to leave a comment.  One winner will randomly be chosen and announced here on Monday, October 3rd.

Jennifer is giving away some Paper Smooches stamps on her blog  :)


Now back to our challenge :)
These are the stamps that Jennifer and I are creating with today:
Paper Smooches, Sunny Side Up and Hero Arts, Cling Dots




















My camera had a hissy fit with this card, I suppose it's because it's so light.























The clouds and umbrella are glittered.  I colored them with Copic's first and added the same color glitter as the markers (I used a glue pen to apply the glue).  There is also a strip of white glitter at the bottom...let's pretend it water from the rain :)

I didn't ink the entire polka dot stamp...I only inked in certain areas to create a "rain" effect.

...and here's the last sneak peek for our October release.  These sweeties are from "My Peeps" stamps set. Our release day is tomorrow - woohoooo!




We have something special planned for you tomorrow.  Our very talented design team will be sharing projects using an "extra" stamp set that is releasing along with our October sets (Hot Concoctions, My Peeps, Chit Chat)  A wicked sweet prize is involved.

We love having you here :)
xo
Kim

211 comments:

  1. wow it is hard to choose just one.. I would say the cotton candy... I love how fun they are... and your card is just so adorable.. I love how you colored the umbrella first then put glitter... Great idea...Thanks for sharing..

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  2. I love the Cotton Candy stamp set! The little pinwheel and banner are adorable! And my heart skipped a beat when I read "extra stamp set releasing tomorrow". Gosh, I can't wait to see what it is :)

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  3. Oh goodness, how to choose just one!? Well, guess of the new ones I don't yet have #1 on my wishlist is Many Dots. I can think of a million ways to use them. Thank you!

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  4. I am in love with every one of their new collaboration sets with Studio Calico...they are fabulous! Thanks for the chance!

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  5. What an adorable card!!! I love Hero Arts stamps, but right now I am totally digging the Nordic Holiday line, best one would probably be Smiling Snowman. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  6. Hooray is my favorite set from the three above!! Your card is really sweet:) I can't wait for tommorrow!

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  7. Although I like many Hero Arts stamps, my favorite is the Life of the Party above. It's just so fun and playful. So excited for tomorrow!

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  8. picking a fav is like picking a fav child.. just can't be done. one is a fav on a particular day for some reason. so.... i love all the ones in collaboration w Sixxix. the ferns especially.

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  9. That is hard!!! I find I use my HA background stamps a lot though!

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  10. Your card is so cute!!!! Um Hero Arts and I have an intense love affair, so I love many of their stamps. I have found I really like the new ones with Studio Calico and Basic Grey a lot!! Thanks for the chance and a peek at your beautiful cards!

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  11. So cute.. I LOVE how you only inked up part of the dots.. that is my favorite stamp from hero arts :) Love background stamps.. :) hugs

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  12. love ur cute card!!! i love most of hero arts stamps.. love the latest studio calico collections and... most of the background stamps

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  13. Right now my favorite Hero Arts sets are the engraving/etching ones. I love the antique look of these line drawings!

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  14. I love their stamps so to narrow it down would take awhile so I will pic my fave from these three and it would be Hooray. Banners, clouds and butterflies- who needs more than that!

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  15. I just squeeeeed at the sneak peek for tomorrow! omg

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  16. My favorite Hero Arts stamps would have to be all of them :) If I really have to choose I would say their sentiment stamps. They're perfect for card making! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  17. I love so many, I used the heart winged butterfly the most. I love the quality of the hero arts stamps and no matter how many times I used them they always give me a great image. I love your card, it is adorable!

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  18. Love Magic of Christmas but my all time favorite is Bold Blossoms!!

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  19. I'm not sure I can pick one either, but I do love my sentiment stamps, and I am LOVING that freakin cute ice cream/cotton candy stamp up there! ADORABLE! Thanks for the chance to win *fingers crossed*

    Kristina
    @PearlGateway

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  20. Love Magic of Christmas but my all time favorite is Bold Blossoms!! (Lots of trouble using my Google Account - my email is beatricelawson@gmail.com)

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  21. Love Hero Arts! It's so hard to pick out just one of my favourite stamp sets. My favorites are pretty much all the ones made with basic grey. Love!!!

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  22. i love the rain effect you created with that hero arts stamp... and i can't believe you're making me pick a fave HA set, they are like my children and I can't pick just one! the sets I use most are the one with the little woodland creatures and one with an elegant peacock :)

    thanks for the chance to win!

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  23. Love your card and really enjoyed this week of seeing what you and Jennifer come up with. I think my favorite Hero Arts stamp right now is magical background.

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  24. Oh what a sweet card, would definately cheer you up if that popped through the mailbox ... love your rain!
    And my favourite Hero Arts stamp ... hard to choose but I love their new Christmas releases, especially the little car with the tree on top!

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  25. OK, one more attempt to post here...
    Love how HA and PS work together. Cute cards you both created. Really like the quality of both companies' stamps. I use my messages and backgrounds from HA most. Would love to get that little cotton candy guy to go with my Distressed Dots BG.

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  26. Cute card. Love the colors and the bonding of HA and PS stamps. TFS

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  27. I have a Hero Arts Sentiment set that I use ALL the time! It is my favorite!!! But, I have to say, that Hooray set is kind of totally fabulous!!! PS stamps are all so stinking cute!!! Thanks!

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  28. Love this card! Anyone would be honored to receive this!
    As for my favorite Hero Art stamps, that was super tough to choose from! Here are the ones that "spoke" to me: Sew Stylish, Asian Flower pattern, Tree Trunks, and Clouds. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome goodies!

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  29. Hero Arts Cling Magical Background is my latest must have. It would team up nicely, with the "Magic of Christmas" set, it would :)

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  30. You are right, I cannot choose just one Hero Art stamp, I LOVE them all. When I started scrapbooking a couple of years ago, I didn't research the products I was purchasing, but I soon realized HERO ART stamps are the best choice. I will say the sentiment stamps are wonderful too because of the choices to choose from. Thanks for the chance to win. Love your blog and ideas for inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

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  31. I also LOVE the Paper Smooches stamps. I have not purchased any sets yet, but they are now on my wish list. Love them all.

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  32. Sweet card... I love your rain effect! Very clever.
    My favorite HA set is Magic of Christmas. I have been eyeing that set for a long time!
    DeniseB

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  33. My favorites are the Background stamps!
    Love them all!

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  34. Your card is super sweet! I love the idea of the dots as rain!

    My favorite Hero stamps are their backgrounds...they are so versatile for using with both card making and scrapbooking. Although I also have to admit that I have yet to find a Hero set that I didn't like. :)

    Thanks for a great week!

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  35. Your card is super sweet!! I keep seeing Hero Arts 'It's a Parade' and love it! Wish I could get my hands on it! The 3 you featured above are all fab as well! Fingers crossed! Robin

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  36. The card is fabulous! Well done. And the partially inked background makes perfect rain. I have to remember that.

    Oh there are so many wonderful Hero Arts stamps. Right now I am loving the new sets with the Sizzix dies. Just fantastic!

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  37. Cute card! Great work. I quite like Hooray as well as the ones they've done in conjunction with Basic Grey. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. I like all shells and real leaves--tend to like the realistic ones over the cutsey ones

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  39. I love their background stamps, the new stamps with sizzix are very cool, and Saying Hi is really cute and fun. :)

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  40. the set with the litte banners is super cute!!!

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  41. very cute card.I like hooray stamp set.thanks for the chance to win.

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  42. Love the card and the sneak peak looks great! Hard to choose only one! I love their background stamps (all of them) and my favorite no-background stamp is Life Of The Party Birthday so thank you very much for the chance to win!

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  43. I love hero arts, life of the party is my absolute fave.

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  44. Oh man, just one?! Hm, probably the large crossword stamp! I use it all the time for pretty backgrounds or cut it up for a particular homemade sentiment!

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  45. I love the Hooray stamp set! I cant wait for tomorrow!=) thanks for the chance to win!

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  46. Polka dots as rain...just terrific! Love this card. And all those stamp sets..some of my favs!

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  47. Kim, love your stamps and have purchased many sets over the years! Your artwork is fabulous! My favorite HA stamp is the Envelope Pattern background. However, I've been searching everywhere for the Studio Calico/Hero Arts, and the Basic Grey/Hero Arts stamps you're giving away today. Would soooo love to win either of them!
    Thanks for your generosity,
    Angie in Utah
    abcammack@comcast.net

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  48. Hi Kim -

    I love this card. It manages to be cheery even in the rain - LOL! I also love your little sneak peak, they are so freaking cute!! Love their little hats.
    As to Hero Art stamps, you are right, I have many favorites. Some of them are: It's A Parade, the Circle Doily, and the Wreath of Leaves.

    Elaine Allen
    veallen6@optonline.net

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  49. I loved so many sets! I love the backgrounds they have. so versatile and can be combined with other stamp sets i have! It's been a fun week. Thanks!

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  50. I love many dots! they are all so cute!

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  51. HA has sooo many fab stamps! A few of my faces are Classic Fabric Design, Woodgrain, Old Letter Writing and Envelope Pattern.

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  52. First I must say I love the little sneak peek up there of My Peeps! But my most recent HA favorites are the Flower Dot Pattern and the Flower Pop. Love these backgrounders as there are so many fun things to do with them.

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  53. The background stamps are so great from HA but I think layered flowers is my favorite (at the moment!) :)

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  54. Loved this entire week :)
    And the Paper Smooches stamps are soo pretty! I totally love them. Abt HA, I love anything I can get my hands on :)

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  55. Very cute card--love the glitter. My favorite Hero Art stamps are Friendly Flags and Garden Bouquet and would love to get Envelope Pattern.

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  56. I absolutely love Hero Arts stamps!!! They are such great quality and have so much variety! I don't know if I could just pick one set, but I love their background stamps and florals! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  57. I love HA background stamps, they are the ones I use the most. My favourites are Clouds and Cling Dots. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  58. The Hooray set is awesome - so many uses. I have a ton of HA on my wish list but the one set I'm drooling over the most (besides that Hooray set) is the snow globe. Even though that snowman is awesome - you could mask him out and put whatever in there!

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  59. I love the Hero Arts Antique Engravings stamp set. Love the butterflies! But I love Papersmooches even more, because of the fun touch! I simply adore your combination of both. Keep up the great design work!

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  60. Such a wonderful card! My favorite HA stamp set? There are so many wonderful ones! But I can say that I've been able to use their "Four Dolls" stampset for many different occasions, and I love that =)
    I'm soo looking forward to release day tomorrow! I can't wait to see the full stamp sets (and to order... =)

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  61. I am currently working on Christmas cards, so I am digging the Magic of Christmas set! Thanks for the chance to win! Love you cards, too cute!

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  62. I really like the birds and butterflies and antique writing stamps. They're so artsy!

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  63. H.A. background stamps are among my faves. Pretty much all of them are awesome. :)

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  64. Beautiful card ! I use my Hero Arts stamps often !

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  65. I love the H.A. backgrounds. They are definitively my favorites, specially now they the comes in Cling. Of these three, the Magic of Christmas is wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win and I can't wait for tomorrow's release ;)

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  66. Sadly, I don't own any Hero Arts stamps....YET! They are on my "to buy" list. I really like the Life Of The Party Birthday set shown above, I'm going to add that one! How exciting that an extra set will be released tomorrow!

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  67. Oh, I absolutely love love LOVE Hero Arts, and it is impossible to name one favorite! To name just a few: Envelope Pattern, Fabulous Flourish, Sweet Threads line, Heart Winged Butterfly, Three Ferns... I could go on and on.. ;-)

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  68. It's almost impossible to answer this one, so I'll be more generic. I think Hero Arts really excels at the large background stamps, and I just love their collaborations with Studio Calico and Basic Grey.

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  69. I truly love the Grid Background, it just goes with anything! It adds just enough texture, but doesn't distract from the theme of the card.

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  70. I have been enjoying "magical background" the last couple of days! Love those background stamps. The set I am coveting right now is the "You're the Best" set. adorable card!!! love the fading dots.

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  71. I like what you did with the polka dot background! I'm enjoying the stamps with Basic Grey. I'm also excited to explore the new ones coming out with dies and such from Sizzix.

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  72. Oh wow favorite Hero Art Stamps? Well, I am really excited about the new teaming with Sizzix, both the stamp die sets and the stamp embossing folder sets look like we can easily notch up our creations. I do use the Just Saying Hi with the vintage telephones quite a bit, for sentiments (my starting point for most cards is Celebrate Every Day and you gotta love so many of their fabulous background stamps. Love the way you used the dots for rain!

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  73. You are right about one thing, it's not an easy task t ever pick a favorite set of stamps! I think as stampers and card-makers we ALL seem to want and LOVE all the sets.

    I really enjoyed seeing all your wonderful sets this week at Jennifer's blog and especially love the sentiments!!

    If I have to pick ONLY one from the three above, I would have to pick the Christmas set, since I totally LOVE Christmas! It's my favorite holiday and I love making all my own cards!!

    Happy Friday and thanks for the FUN!!

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  74. Hi Kim. It's definitely the Christmas stamp set because I'll be able to do clean and simple cards with one stamp, color the images, which is my favorite thing to do, and have a lot of fun. It's been a great week lurking and SURPRISE...on top of our regular stamp sets? I'll eagerly be awaiting! Hugs, uh, or smooches!

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  75. It should be hard, but the one Hero set/stamp I would really miss if you took it away from me is Everyday Sayings. It's classic, simple, and full of versatile sentiments.

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  76. I love Hero Arts stamps. I really like their background stamps, but I'm totally diggin' Life of the Party. Thanks for all of your lovely stamp sets can't wait to get the new ones!! :)

    Sara

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  77. oohhh I can't wait till tomorrow!!! Sure to be lots of fun. And what a week it's been here with paper smooches pairing with Hero Arts...FUN!!!
    As for my favorite Hero Arts set, that would have to be "all occasion messages" I use it all the time.

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  78. How much space do I have? :o)

    Some of my favorite Hero Arts stamps are: Magical background, woodgrain designer block, big blossoms!

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  79. Fab card Kim, love the dots as rain. Tomorrows surprise sounds exciting :)
    Jenny x

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  80. Sweet card. Hero arts has so many fab stamps. It will be so hard to pick one. I recently got a rose background stamp and love it.

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  81. There are way too many good Hero Arts sets to name just one!! :) I love the Butterflies & Wildflowers Basic Grey and All Occassion Messages.

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  83. Nice card! My favorite hero arts stamps sets are the woodgrain background, cling dots and essential messages.. just to name a few :)

    Stephanie

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  84. Wonderful card and what a sneak peek - no matter what other stamps there are in that set - I want those cuuuute birds!!!!
    Don't know what I would do without my; Silly Scapes, Envelope pattern and Antique engravings!! Thanks for this fabulous chance!

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  85. There are too many HA stamps to just choose one favorite! I do love their background clings, and would love to try the new stamp/die and stamp/emboss combos. These 3 are cute as well. My oldest favorite is the Japanese bunny (not sure what the name is)

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  86. There are indeed so many lovely HA stamps!!! But my fav is the little owl (don't have it yet.. it's on my wishing list!!).
    Great card btw!!
    Hugs Alie

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  87. i love everything you make Kim so you just assume that for every post you do :) i too have a hissy-fit-prone camera. drives. me. batty.

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  88. I have a ton of Hero stamps, but I love the real leaves and three girls, and use those a lot. I'm really lusting after Formula Fun...want that one pretty badly!

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  89. I Love the christmas stamp set I could use that one!

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  90. I love Hero Arts stamps, and couldn't possibly name favorites, but I haven't purchased any of the new Studio Calico/Hero Arts stamp sets yet and I'm loving the images. I also really love the Hero Arts background stamps--like the clouds and the wood-grain (this is definitely a fav.)!

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  91. I love their cling 'background' stamps. If I had to chose just 1 it would be the notebook paper or grid pattern. Although they do have gorgeous butterfly and floral stamps too.

    Your card is just too stinkin cute! TFS and for the inspiration.

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  92. As soon as I saw the stamps up there, I laughed. Every single time I've gone to Archiver's clutching my 30% coupon in my hand, I went to the cotton candy set. Honestly. And I have YET to buy it. I keep wanting it, wanting it, but I always have something else I "need" to use my coupon for (glue, cardstock for a project, stamp pad) so sadly, I've passed it up since oh, the beginning of summer I think when I first saw it!! I love this huge flower I have, too. I use that a lot. Would LOVE any of these sets though ;)

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  93. How exciting!! My favorite Hero Arts stamps (at least right at this moment...it changes constantly, lol!) are the Friend Definition and Cling Dots background stamps. They are both perfect to add just that little something that makes a card complete. ;)
    - April W

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  94. brilliant design with the polka dot rain drops!!
    I really like the background stamps from Hero Arts, but you're right way too many fabulous stamps too choose from! Thank you for a great give away!!

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  95. I love Hero Arts stamps and love their current collection and their current collaborations with Basic Grey, Studio Calico and Sizzix. The stamps that I currently love and use most frequently are Old Letter Writing, Envelope Pattern, many of the Cling Large Backgrounds such as the Friend Definition, Oceans of Joy, and... there's too many to choose from!

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  96. My current faces are at the layered flowers clear set, the basic grey wildflowers set, and the floral dot background. Mmmmmm love!

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  97. Oh what a fabulous prize...I love anything Christmassy I love Swirl Christmas! ;)Hugs x

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  98. i love the little swirly-ques on your cloud stamps! too too adorable! thanks for the chance to win a lovely giveaway! i don't own any of those sets yet :)

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  99. I love Hero Arts Stamps especially as they were my first stamps when I started stamping..I have an old Hero Arts set that I use every holiday and it is; Clear Design Jolly Christmas...thanks for a chance to win this super give away...

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  100. I really can see a lot of ideas with the Cling Dot stamp. I have to say I looks like a clear favorite to me, very versatile. thanks for this chance to win....all the stamps are great !

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  101. Fun stuff. As for favorite Hero Arts, there are so many. Let's go with Sweet Threads Labels, Hooray, You Are The Best and Home Sweet Home. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  102. I've enjoyed this week's challenge. As for my (current) favorite stamp -- it's the envelope pattern background stamp. Please note that this is subject to change with every new release. Thanks for the chance!

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  103. Oh, I've collected Hero Arts stamps for nearly a decade -- I can't possibly pick a favorite! Right now, I really dig the Studio Calico stamps they're making, and the Basic Grey ones too!

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  104. I've loved seeing your cards this week...using my favorite long-time company's stamps, Hero Arts! My current fav is the Classic Fabric Background cling, but I have so many favorites it is hard to pick! Thanks for pairing up with Jennifer for a great week of inspiration!

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  105. Love the sweet card you created.

    I'm loving the line of Hero Arts and Studio Calico stamps and also Hero Arts and Basic Grey.

    Thanks for the giveaway... I don't have any of those yet :)

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  106. i love the set "going". The motorcycle and the vw bug are adorable.

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  107. Love all of the bg stamps such as the woodgrain bg, envelope bg and the friend definition. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  108. I love your cheer up card--the colors, design and
    the way you only partially stamped the dots. I
    have so many favorite Hero Art Stamps, a few of
    which are: Hydrangea, Hello Flags, Antique engravings and Tree Trunk. Thanks for a chance to
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  109. Fantastic card! All of Hero Arts stamps are great but I think my favorites are the Peacock and the Hanging Ornaments stamps.

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  110. My most used Hero Arts stamp set is one with a bunch of thank you sentiments but I really love the Hooray! set pictured above. I love those clouds! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  111. Great week of inspiration! Loved your cards! Sooo cute! Thanks for the chance to win some stamps!
    And choosing my favorite stamps from Hero Arts, very dificult!!! I loooove bg stamps (Large Fabric design and Envelope Pattern) But I think my FAVORITE would be the Magical background, I use it sooo much!!

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  112. I'm loving the Hero Arts background cling stamps. I love cling stamps because it takes up less storage space.
    Thanks for the chance to win :)!

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  113. Awesome project!!! I love the background stamps from Hero Arts...fantastic on cards and altered art pieces...thank you for the chance to win!

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  114. I love your card! I love all Hero Arts stamps, but my favorites are all the background stamps and any of their owl stamps (love)!! Thanks for the chance to win :-)

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  115. My favorite Hero Arts stamp that I own is THANK YOU FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP". My favorite Hero Arts stamp I don't own YET is "MY TYPE". I love how you did the fade out bg Kim.

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  116. Cute "Cheer Up" card! Like the HA sets and the mix on your card. The sneak on the PS "Peeps" set is terrific ... can't wait to see the rest of the images! :)

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  117. Thank you so much for the inspiration you are sharing! I would so love to make a gorgeous Christmas card with that beautiful set of Christmas stamps. My favorite Hero Arts stamps right now are the wonderful set of little girls I have!

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  118. There's lots of awesome stamps, but I am loving the Hero Arts/Basic Grey line right now, especially the Flower Dot Pattern background stamp from Out of Print

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  119. I've enjoyed the last 5 days - it's been fun seeing how each of the 2 sets can be used together. I don't know Hero Arts well at all but I'd say Carte Postale is my favourite stamp set.

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  120. Love the idea of the dotted rain coming down!

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  121. I love the Hero Arts Antique Engravings stamp set. Your card is adorable!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  122. Love the card Kim. My favourite Hero Arts stamps sets at the moment are the Envelope Pattern Design Block and Butterflies Cling Stamp Set. :)

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  123. Impossible to choose favourites with either Hero Arts... or with Paper Smooches! :D I do love all my HA Christmas sets, they're so versatile.

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  124. Well, I don't think I could possibly pick even a few - they are all my favorites! And, thanks to this week's collaboration between you and Jennifer, I have just become enamored with your Paper Smooches stamps, too! Thanks for a fun week.

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  125. my favorite is another BG and hero arts combo, which jennifer used with a paper smooches stamp recently, flower dot pattern from BG's out of print collection. BUT, i love your paper smooches.

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  126. I really do like the Cling Dots, the large and small open and solid flowers, and the large lotus pattern.

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  127. As much as I love them all, I can never seem to get enough of Christmas images.....LOVE the ornament set!! :)
    Kim Marie

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  128. Very cute! I'm loving the Formula Fun background stamp right now for Hero/Basic Grey! Awesome!

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  129. Love Hero Arts Hooray's polka dots & woodgrain clouds. Thanks for the chance!

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  130. Hi Kim, You are right - it really is hard to choose just fave Hero Art stamp set. I love the Magic of Christmas set and my other faves would be Sew Artsy and Simple Handmade. Can't say I dislike any HA stamps anyway. Luv Sandie

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  131. I just recently purchased the Flower Bursts Pattern cling background stamp. I am LOVING these background stamps! It's a great way to add some decoration to the background without using a patterned paper that's too bold. LOVE IT!

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  132. my first thought was "impossible" to tell you my favorites, but then I remembered how often I open the drawer with my background stamps in it... so I guess I better say backgrounds...although I just purchased some of the new Winter trees... always buy the trees they come out with each year... always love the snowmen, just got the two new wood mounted ones... Love the sentiment sets.. alright, I'll quit! lol Thanks for the chance to win!

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  133. OHHH! I love the owl stamp from Hero Arts--I have the wooden one, but you can get it as a digital stamp too! LOOOOOOOVE!

    Super fab card--and I LOVE the sneak for next month! I cannot wait to get my sets:) Thanks for the chance to win--sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  134. What a cute card! I'm a big fan of Hero Arts Stamps, and my faves are: "Dancing with Flowers, "Large Blossoms" and any of their background stamps.
    Thanks so much for a chance to win, and for sharing your cards and amazing stamps with us!
    Have a great weekend!

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  135. Don't know the names but, the ones with the poppies and any of the flowers. I have a thing about flowers. They are such fun to color! Then there are the background stamps. Impossible to choose!!!!!!

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  136. It is very hard to choose just one. I'll give you my top 10. Greatest Gift, Big Ticket, Birthday Frames, Type, Sending Smiles, Huge Hugs, Scallop Borders, Sending Happy Thoughts, Life of the Party Birthday and Hooray. : )

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  137. I LOVE Hero Arts! Right now, I really like the Studio Calico cobranded ones

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  138. I think right now it would be any of the big flowers, just love those.

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  139. I love how you made rain outbof the polka dot background stamp. This stamp set is precious. My favorite HA stamp Would be the one I own, Variety and Quality. My local craft store is just now carrying them.

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  140. Cute card! The polka dots make awesome raindrops! Hero Arts has so many fantastic stamps! I love the Smiling Snowman set from Nordic Holiday----ADORABLE!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  141. Very cute card! Ack!! How can I pick just one?? I do love how they have teamed up with Studio Calico!

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  142. Your card is so cute!! Love all of the glitter. I really love your stamps. They are so cute and refreshing!! They just make you smile. I think that they really go well with Hero Arts stamps too!! Love the background stamps they carry!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    xoxo, Christine

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  143. Kim, your card is adorable!! I love the clouds with tiny swirls in them, and love the effect of the cling dots too. Love the idea!!
    Oooh...my fave Hero Arts set would have to be Hooray! I have an obsession with clouds somehow ;) Thanks for the inspiration & the chance to win!

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  144. My favorite hero arts stamp is the Studio Calico alphabet pattern and the Hero Arts friendly flags.

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  145. Love your rain effect with the cling dots, Kim! Adorable card with that sweet sentiment!

    If I listed all my fave Hero Arts stamps, I'd be typing all night! Love so many of them, but a couple of favorites would have to be the Hydrangea and the Dogwood. I use Old Letter Writing on many of my cards too. Thanks for the chance to win these fun stamps! :)

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  146. I love their great background stamps. My favorite of the moment is the new ones that match the sizzix dies. Thanks!

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  147. What a fabulous card! I have so many Hero Art favorites but on my wish list are the large Plaid, Find Joy sentiments, Lotus background and I do love Hooray and Life of the Party too! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  148. what a fab week! my fave hero arts stamps are the cling dots and envelope pattern background stamps.

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  149. Who DOESN'T love a PaperSmooch set of stamps? I own most of them so far - and lost my job tonight - so I could use the pick-me-up of something to create newness with!

    I think my favorite new(ish) set is the Hooray (http://shop.heroarts.com/products/productdetail/Hooray/part_number=ST509/1571.0.1.1.25559.0.0.0.0?pp=25&) set ... they would be so easy to utilize!

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  150. Thanks for the chance to win these fabulous stamps :) I'd have to say that the BG stamps are also my favourites. Can't pick just one :)

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  151. hi!!! i love your card...are so....clean and simple!!!
    and i love hero arts stamps...very cute!!!
    i like the christmas set of stamps....christmas is coming :-))
    thank you for the chance to win!

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  152. Your card is adorable, Kim! I've loved Hero Arts for a long time and I think my favorites are always the bird stamps - all of them!

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  153. There are so many Hero stamp sets to choose from! I have a bin of them alone, and not one of them got into my hands without a lot of hemming and hawwing when I made the purchase trying to narrow down my decisions. But, I really love the one that you have here "Magic of Christmas". Thanks for an opportunity to win. Love the simplicity of your cards, they always help to refocus me.

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  154. Thanks for the week of fun with Hero Arts...I've loved all the cards!! As far as my favorite HA stamps, because I have a science background, how could I ever resist "Formula Fun", but I'm also loving "Life of the Party Birthday"

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  155. I LOVE, love, LOVE Hero Arts... as far as my favourite stamps go, I love a lot of their backgrounds. Most recent favourites include: clouds background wood mount, envelope pattern wood mount, lotus cling background, and snowflakes background wood mount. Thanks for the chance to win such a generous giveaway!

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  156. there is NO way I can choose only one... but, if you are twisting my arm... well, I'll have to choose the bike's one :) LOL! but truly, it is so hard to choose only one...
    thanks for the chance to win.
    Mira Davis
    mira dot davis at gmail dot com

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  157. I love the sunny side up on this posting and the background Hero Arts block but most of all I like the Christmas one shown here.

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  158. I'll have to say the Clouds. I finally got a hold of it and it is so fun. I've had my eye on the Hooray for awhile too. It needs to come and live with me also.

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  159. I like the Hero Arts fox stamps particularly the Sleepy Fox. I have a cute small bird stamp from HA with patterned wings. The ones that are being given away are great too of course!

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  160. What?? I have to choose just one or two??? How about ALL the Christmas sets! Especially anything with trees, birds or pine cones in it! Now that's about oh... 50 sets! ;0)

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  161. I totally loved this week Kim! Do this stuff more often :)

    And I think you put all of us in the spot by asking to pick a favorite from HA. I love their stamps and the fact that I own just 5 of them till now makes it even more difficult to pick a favorite :)
    But I guess I loved the FLOWER DOT PATTERN Background stamp from the HA-basic Grey recent lines!

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  162. WOW!! I really had a GREAT time with the fun this week on your blog challenge with Jen. I really like the card again today!! =)
    My FAVORITE Hero Arts stamps right now are: Envelope Background, Large swirl stamp and the new stamps with Basic Grey and Sizzix!! =) )can't choose just one cause I LOVE them all!!
    THANKS for the chances to win and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  163. What a sweetie of a card, Kim! Love me some glitter :) Not easy to choose a HA favorite, there are so many! I'm drooling over the Studio Calico collection lately, so thanks for the chance to win one of those sets!

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  164. What a cute card. Love the dots as rain.

    And I just love Hero Arts stamps . . . the magical background, the dots sets . . . word dots, line dots, many dots, and the new flower dot cling.

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  165. Cute Card and Stamps! I love background Stamps and my faves are S5208 Designer Woodgrain and S5507 Envelope Pattern!

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  166. Hero arts are one of my favoriete stamps. I love the cling stamps, so easy to use and store. My favoriete is floral brocade.
    Thanks to give a chance to win.

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  167. Very cute card!! My obsession with hero arts started a little while back and absolutely love their stamps specially the big background cling stamps, perfect for cardmaking and scrapbooking.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win :)

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  168. My favorite stamps are from Hero Arts and I have quite a collection! I have several of the boxed sets of leaves, and have had them for many years, and I go back to them often and they are well loved! I have a couple of the new stamps/embossing folders/Sizzix on their way to me right now! Hero Arts is a wonderful company and I am always looking forward to their new releases! Your cards are very cute - thanks for sharing!!!

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  169. Such a cute card!!! Well if I had to pick a favorite it would be Out of Print stamp I have been using that one a lot lately :) Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  170. Love the combination of HA and Paper Smooches stamps. Your card is so sweet. My favourite Hero Arts stamps are the background ones. I use them all the time. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

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  171. I love how you only partially inked up the background stamp. It gives it such a great effect!
    A Hero Arts stamp was the first I ever bought when I entered into this crazy crafty world. My go-to HA stamps these days are mostly background stamps - Large Canvas Stripes, Graph Background and Envelope Pattern. I also love the Just Saying Hi set with it's cute phones and sentiments. :)

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  172. First of all, I love your card and your blog--too cute! Next, I think my favorite stamp sets are which ever ones I see featured on the web site or someone's blog--and always ones that I don't own yet!

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  173. this card is so sweet, Kim! love it! and it's so hard to pick a favorite stamp, they're all so fun! I'm really liking the hero arts/studio calico stamps though! P.S. your sneak peeks are adorable!!!!!!

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  174. I love all of the Hero Arts stamps, but I use one of my Happy Birthday sentiments the most, I think :o)

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  175. A favorite Hero Arts stamp? Are you kidding, pick just one. Too many great stamps. I must say I really love the background stamps.

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  176. Oooh I really like Life of the Party Birthday! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy WCMD!

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  177. It's hard to say because I love the banner stamps and alot of the stamps with words and phrases on them. Lately though, I'vve realized all that can be done with the large background stamps and I would have to say those are my fave for now. I just made a cute card with the graph one and I love the dots you showed today.

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  178. My favourite HA stamp would be any of their background or design block stamps, especially the Magical Background. These stamps are the perfect 'background' for all kinds of other stamps! ;-)

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  179. Such a beautiful card, love the rain! My fave HA's are the new ones with the Sizzix dies (which I don't own yet), the Dictionary greetings, Dancing with Flowers, Sew Stylish and more!

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  180. I have been absolutely craving the Hooray set, since I have the Fiskars cloud punches that coordinate with it. I'm also loving the new stamps that have coordinating dies and embossing folders. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  181. I love the Hero Arts background stamps.

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  182. Picking a favorite is actually easy: Big Owl. I think he is so cute and I have used him for so many cards in lots of different styles. Big Owl = Big Love. :)

    Another favorite is Cityscape. I haven't used it yet, but I think it's a cool cityscape in a lovely, slightly whimsical style.

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  183. I don't know how to pick just one, but I know I love the coffee cup from Have A Donut!! It's just too cute!

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  184. I,m addicted to Magical Backgrounds by Hero arts. Its the best stamp set and you get such clear stamped images, its amazing!!!

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  185. Wow - so hard a question! I think I like the Studio Calico ones and backgrounds stamps the best....but there are probably a whole lot I haven't thought of...

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  186. I have lots of HA stamp sets, but I think that Life of the Party is my favorite. I don't own it, but have loved it since I saw it for the first time. But if you asked me tomorrow, I might mention another set as my favorite. They have great stamps.

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  187. Love the HA background stamps. Fav would have to be Old Letter Writing

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  188. Cute card, and as for my favorite Hero Arts stamp sets, I love them all, but if I was to pick a couple, one would definitely have to be this year's Snowy Village and the other would be the Envelope pattern stamp.

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  189. I love your glittered umbrella and what a great way to use that dot bg stamp!
    My fav Hero Arts stamps - there are just SO many!!! Top of my list is the envelope pattern, clouds bg, sihouette grass, find joy (fantastic sentiment set) and the stencil flower! Thanks for the chance to win these fab HA stamps!

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  190. My favorite HA stamp at the moment is the canvas background stamp.
    So great for texture and adding depth!!!

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  191. Just love the Smooches stamps! It's so hard to choose a favorite hero arts stamp, but I love the woodgrain background stamp. I use it often. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Becky S.
    Minneapolis, MN

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  192. Flower pops and Word Pops are my favorite right now.

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  193. I adore that Life of the Party stamp set. Every time I see it, I want it more. I also love the Cling Dots. I had never thought to use them for raindrops. What a great idea!

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  194. Wow..picking a fav Hero Arts stamp? Hmmm, well right now I am in LOVE with the "Clouds" background stamp, "Designer Woodgrain", "Starburst Lace" and "Sleepy Fox". Brilliant idea to use the dots for rain drops, BTW... :)

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  195. No way i could choose!! But i just got the reindeer cling and die set, so right now its my favorite as i play with it! :)

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  196. If you really want me to pick one Hero Arts set I will have to say: joy ride. That is the set with the bicycles. I'm Dutch and we ride bikes a lot over here :D

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  197. I can't chose just one set, but I do like the Hero Arts clings more than the clear ones mostly since it's easier to find them where I live.

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  198. My current favorite is the Smiling Snowmen, can't wait to get it.

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  199. Oh my--one stamp only? Well, I guess I'll bundle my favorites! My fave stamps are the definition stamps b/c they're so great for a background or for adding texture to another stamp--so versatile! But I love a LOT of their stamps...so it was hard to pick just one group! :)

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