28 December 2016

Hello to Hero Arts + Giveaway

Hello there, today I have a super exciting announcement to make. I will be joining the Hero Arts Creative Team in 2017. As I am sure you know, Hero Arts are well renowned in the industry for producing amazing, high quality products; as well as being environmentally friendly, and I have been a fan of them for years. To celebrate, I made a card (of course!) and I also have a giveaway to share.
 

For my card, I started off by stamping the Glasses Bold Prints Background Stamp on to a piece of aqua cardstock with Versamark ink. I then applied clear embossing powder and heat set. The panel was cut out using one of the dies from the Rectangle Infinity Die Collection. I took the Hello Stamp & Cut set and cut the hello die from black cardstock four times. These were layered up to create a dimensional word.
 
 
The sentiment, from the same Hello Stamp & Cut set, was stamped in black ink on to a piece of white cardstock and cut out. The glasses panel was adhered to a white A2 card base with foam tape and then the sentiment piece added on top with ATG. I then added the word die cut with Multi Medium Matte.
 
SUPPLIES:
Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links.


GIVEAWAY:
To be in with a chance of winning a set of Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity Dies, as well a set of Circle Infinity Dies, please leave me a comment on this post telling me what you are looking forward to in 2017 (craft wise or non-craft wise). The giveaway is open worldwide and will close on the 6th January 2017 at 23.59 GMT. A winner will be announced shortly afterwards. Only one comment per person please.
 
**THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**
 
I will be sharing cards with Hero Arts products both here on my blog, and also over on the Hero Arts Blog. The team have been incredibly welcoming and I cannot wait to get creating with such a friendly and talented team! Thanks you so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great day!

90 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to getting my creative mojo back. A move and new job rather took it away but now I'm itching to be crafty! Congrats on the new design team gig as well

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  2. Congratulations Michelle! They are lucky to have you!

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  3. Congratulations. Always have been a fan of your work and really enjoyed your bio on the HA blog. I didn't know you were a nurse. I am looking forward to learning how to do videos for my cards in 2017.

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  4. Congrats on joining the Hero Arts team! In 2017 I want to make sure I utilize the stamp sets and supplies that I have. I want to make more cards and more different styles and techniques.

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  5. I always love seeing your beautiful cards! I am looking forward to learning new techniques and to spend more time crafting!!

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  6. I'm looking forward to folloing more blogs, writing my own blog and a nice and relaxed crafty year. 2016 has been a very hard year, after suffering a heartattack at the end of 2015, then a spout of depression at the age of 46, i truly beleive it has lead me to concentrate on my creative buisness and enjoying finding my own stlye as a furture maybe!!!! Dare i say designer. Much love Michelle and thank you for all your inspiration here in the uk.x

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  7. Congratulations! Looking forward to your cards with HA.
    As for the 2017: new puppy incoming, hopefully:-)

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  8. Congratulations Michelle! Very well deserved and I look forward to seeing your Hero Arts creations.
    I'm looking forward to travelling to Germany in the new year to meet my new niece :)
    Thanks for the chance to win x

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  9. Hi Michele, congratulations on joining the Hero Arts team. I am pleased to meet you through the Hero Arts blog and have subscribed to your blog. I look forward to more techniques and clean and simple card making in 2017. This card is a perfect example and one that I will recreate with different color and background stamp. Thank you for inspiring us with your beautiful work! I look forward to seeing more of your cards!

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  10. Welcome to the Hero Arts design team. Love this card. I'm looking forward to getting organized and getting rid of unneeded stuff in 2017.

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  11. Glad that Hero Arts chose you!!!! I'm always looking forward to more stamping. It's my addiction, my therapy and apparently I need lots of it! ")

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  12. A BIG congratulations, Michelle ...well deserved! I'm looking forward to seeing your beautiful cards. Terrific card today and the sentiment is perfect for the background image.

    I'm personally looking forward to finishing up the reorganization of all my rubber stamps which I started in 2016. I worked on it all year until I ran out of supplies but I'm good to go this year and will start again just as soon as the Christmas decorations are all down and put away :)

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  13. I love clean and simple cards, so I am excited to see what you design.

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  14. Congratulations! Very well deserved.

    I'm looking forward to moving house in the middle of the year and finally getting my own craft room! x

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  15. Congratulations Michelle! I have been viewing your UTUBE lessons for quite some time, and am not surprised that Hero Arts has included you. What an incredible team to be part of! Best wishes in the new year.
    Sue Manning

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  16. Congratulations, Michelle. Your card is cute and simple. I look forward to trying different techniques. Some are easy and others require me to watch some good YouTube tutorials. I love when artists show us how to do something new.

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  17. Congratulations Michelle, and I must say that HA choice was a wonderful one. I have been a fan of yours almost since I started card making. I'm looking forward to lots of things from the new year. My oldest daughter graduates from college. We just got a new puppy (Duchess) so lots to happen with her. And of course I hope to grow and improve on my card making skills.

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  18. Congratulations, Michelle! So happy for you! I look forward to seeing you rock CAS cards using Hero Arts goodies! ♥

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  19. Congratulations on your new role, Michelle, I know you're going to be fabulous with their products. Loving this card too, great design. I'm looking forward to just being more organised next year, not only with my crafting! Thanks so much for the chance to win x

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  20. Congratulations!!! Looking forward to practicing techniques (and I mean practice - alot!!!). And the birth of my grandson.

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  21. Congrats on joining hero arts~ I am looking forward to (with much trepidation) my daughter going off to college! Ack! Where did 18 years go?????

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  22. Congrat's! I know you must be over the moon. Hero Art's have been one of my favorite craft products for as long as I have been scrapping and card making.
    What I look forward to this year? oh that's super easy!
    I have this grand idea to create watercolor cards for Christmas. Unfortunately, my skill wasn't as good as my great idea. So for Christmas I asked for crafting gift cards. I now have lots of watercoloring papers, inks, paints, lots of new stamps, etc..So I plan to practice, practice, practice! Not only will my skills improve greatly but I'll also enjoy being able to take my time, play, & create with no stress about meeting deadlines to mail cards! :o) It's a win, win! I'll have fun, and by the time next Christmas rolls around..I will have loads of gorgeous watercolor cards to send to all my friends and family!

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  23. Congratulations Michelle :)I hope you really enjoy working with Hero Arts, they are one of the first stamp makers I knew about and I have a lot of their stamps. I always enjoy looking at their catalogue for inspiration. I am aiming to become more organised so I have more time to craft as this year it has taken a back seat.
    Jackie

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  24. Well done you, that's great news. Hopefully that means lots more YouTube videos ☺ I would have to say spending time with my grandchildren. I have two : Girl that is 3 and a boys that is 5 months. ☺

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  25. Congratulations, Michelle! I look forward to getting organized with my crafting supplies so that I can be more productive. Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous prize!

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  26. Congrats, Michelle! They're so lucky to have you on board!

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  27. I'm looking forward to using lots of new products I bought in 2016 but didn't have the heart to use as it was such a difficult year for me. I'm looking forward to making some long overdue thank you cards for all lovely people in my life who have supported me in the darkest times. Thank you, Michelle for your inspiration and tips. Really appreciated. X

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  28. Congrats to being
    on the team! This
    card is so pretty
    with the colors.
    I'm looking forward
    to making more gifts
    with sewing and paper
    crafts. Happy New
    Year.
    Carla from Utah

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  29. Many congratulations Michelle. You'll take your own unique crafty magic with you and give them something they'll love.

    For me ... what I'm looking forward to in 2017, is to get my health back to a place where every day is no longer filled with pain (and misery because of the pain). I so want to be able to spend more time crafting, which I know I could do if my health became more stable and 'copeable' with.

    Sending you New Year Wishes ~ Cobs. x

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  30. Congratulations Michelle. I am looking forward to using all my craft goodies that I have bought this year and not got around to using. I need to do more stamping! I love keeping up to date with all your cards & videos & can't wait to see what you come up with using Hero Arts goodies! Happy 2017 x

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  31. You know how super excited I am about this. I cannot wait to see what you create and this is a good example of what is to come! As for me, I'm looking forward to more crafty meet ups, refurbishing my craft room, a possible holiday to Switzerland. In short, I'm going to be as positive as I possibly can! Great news. So happy and you will be FABULOUS! Xx

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  32. Well done Michelle, I do enjoy your blog and will look forward to what you create next year, as for me, my mum kindly bought me a minc foiling machine and am looking forward to experimenting with it. Zena x

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  33. Congrats! I love Hero Arts and have been a customer for many years. I look forward to more playtime with my card making stuff and learning lots of new techniques.

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  34. Thrilled to read this news. Congratulations you really deserve it. Love the card. I'm looking forward to finishing my teaching assistant course in February. Also starting on the Stamps by me limited design team In January. Lots of excitement for us both xxx

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  35. Congratulations Michelle!! Can't wait to see more of your Hero Arts creations!! I am looking forward to learning new things, both professionally and personally.

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  36. Congratulations Michelle, you deserve it! You're so talented and I am sure you will bring lots of inspirations to the design team as well as our crafters. So glad for you!

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  37. Congratulations on becoming part of the Hero Arts family. I have been a HA fan for 20 years and own a ton of their products, so I always look forward to learning new techniques and ideas for using them. I have not seen your work before but like that aqua card with the glasses, so I want to see more. Happy New Year from across the pond.
    Ingrid

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  38. Congratulations! I love your style and look forward to seeing more :).

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  39. Looking forward to spending more time in warm limited during winter. I have more time to create when I'm on extended vacation. Yeh!

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  40. Congrats on joining the Hero Arts team! I am really looking forward to my vacation in Hawaii in February! It's been a really long year. I care for my handicapped mother, so some time away is really appreciated!

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  41. Congratulations, that's wonderful. Great card. I'm looking forward to getting some new craft room furniture and doing my little room up :)

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  42. Congratulations on your new DT post, I'm looking forward to your projects. I'm looking forward to more crafting time (hopefully) and also celebrating my 50th birthday and 25th wedding anniversary

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  43. Congratulations, a great card I look forward to seeing you cards from the Hero arts DT hugs Bee

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  44. Love the card! Craft wise, I am looking forward to getting my craft area unpacked and organized. :)
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

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  45. Congratulations Michelle! I love Hero Arts products so it will be really good to see how you inspire us with your creations.
    I'm looking forward to all the building work being finished although I think it may take until 2018!

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  46. Congratulations!! Such exciting news for you and well deserved! I'm thrilled for you! :)

    I'm looking forward to watching your videos, colouring and creations in the new year! And with
    the purchase of some new furniture pieces, I'm looking forward to getting my craft room well organised and more efficient.

    Wishing you all the best for 2017 and excited to see what you share with us!
    Cheers, Dotty xx

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  47. Congrats! Amazing card! I'm looking forward to having heaps more time to spend in my craft room in 2017! Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

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  48. Congratulations Michelle, I am so very happy for you to be joining this team - I have quite a few Hero Arts products (of course I always want more) and think they are great quality products. Love your bright and fun card, that blue cardstock is perfect for the sentiment and background stamp!

    This year, is all about YouTube for me, plus of course I will do some more classes to upskill myself - looking forward to it!

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  49. Looking forward to seeing what you create with the Hero Arts stuff, they have some great stamps! I'm looking forward to a craft room purge and redecoration 😊

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  50. I am looking forward to starting my new job in a local craft store !! :D

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  51. Congrats on joining the Hero Arts design team. That has to feel amazing. I've always wanted to join a stamp company team. Non-craft-wise, I am looking forward to watching my twin grandbabies grow. They were born 5 weeks early in October and were very tiny but are getting bigger by the day. Craft-wise, I'd love more time to make cards that individually fit the recipient. I can do that sometimes but if I get tight on time I send a more generic card. I love making a specific card that fits my recipient. Happy New Year! Sounds like an amazing year of fun for you.

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  52. Two things for me to look forward to - I will become President of Bowls England in February (eeeek!!!) and travelling a lot - but when I am home I will be locking myself away in the craft room to relax and make messy!
    Congratulations on joining the fab Hero Arts team too.

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  53. Hero Arts is a standby in the stamping industry. These infinity dies are perfect. No need for anything else. Ingenious! I have been stamping for almost 20 years now and HA has always been there while others have come and gone. The quality is always there and my go to company. Well on Jan. 9 I am getting my knee replaced and while I am not particularly looking forward to that, I am looking forward to all of the extra stamping time. I even called the rehap place where I will be to ask if I can bring stamping supplies. I may have been a deal breaker if they said no! LOL

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  54. My son and daughter-in-law are starting training to be foster parents. I'm looking forward to the possibility of being a grandma in 2017!

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  55. I'm looking forward to learning to use Lightroom for my photos.

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  56. Super cute card. I love that background stamp. First I am going to do everything I can to be the best Grandmother ever to my first grandchild. Next on the list I am looking forward to improving my coloring techniques by taking some marker and colored pencil classes. Hopefully I will improve my golf game too. Wow that's a lot to do. Good luck and look forward to seeing more of your work.

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  57. I am looking forward to meeting 3 great grand babies. Twins, a boy & a girl, are due any day now. And a girl, due in April. The moms are my twin granddaughters. This will up the count to 3 girls and 2 boys.

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  58. Congrats on being chosen. Know you are tickled pink and sure you will show us some really gorgeous cards. Look forward to seeing a variety of your work. Thank you for sharing the happy news.

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  59. Congratulations on your DT with the wonderful Hero Arts, I'm ever so glad for you and it's definitely deserved too. I love Hero Arts so much and your card is so FAB and so modern and crisp and just so perfect. I'm just looking forward to improve my card making even more in 2017. Hugs xx

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  60. Congratulations on joining the HA team! My birthday is during the first week of 2017 so I'm definitely looking forward to that :)

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  61. Fabulous card...just love all those wonderful glasses! My goal for 2017 is to send out more cards. Happy New Year.

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  62. Congratulations on becoming a part of the Hero Arts team! In 2017, I am excited to finally take the time to hone my creativity and focusing on personal improvement.
    Good luck in your new endeavor! (*^▽^*)


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  63. Congratulations on your design team assignment. You definitely deserve that. Looking forward to more inspiration especially working with Hero Arts. It is a great company and have always enjoyed their stamps.

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  64. Congratulations, Michelle!!!! I am so excited for you!!!! In 2017 I'm looking forward to getting myself more organized---both in my craft studio and throughout my home.

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  65. Congratulations - what a wonderful honor! I'm looking forward to seeing your creations. On a personal note, in 2017, I'm looking forward to reorganizing my craft room and learning new techniques in order to expand my creativity. Happy New Year to all!!

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  66. Congrats on joining the Hero Arts Design Team. Exciting times ahead! For me I plan on taking more photos, doing more scrapbooking and crafting in 2017. I want to use more of my stash to create more space for more stash... 😇😍😍

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  67. So the past two years have been pretty rough health wise for me and finally ended up having surgery this past October and it's made a world of difference. I have Fibromyalgia so I'll always have health issues but the other issue that has been causing me issues for two years has, fingers crossed, been fixed. So I haven't been able to craft as much as I've liked to because of my health. This past July we sold our house and are building a new house that's a rancher that will greatly improve my life. My husband made sure that I had a nice large Studio so we are in the process of packing up my space now to place it into temporary storage. I will pack a bag of some craft supplies out so I don't go totally crazy, hahaha. So I'm looking forward to getting into my new craft space and organizing it the way I want and then being able to craft again. Can't wait for 2017!!

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  68. Congratulations :) I'm looking forward to developing as an artist. Learning new skills and improving the ones that I already have. Wishing you all the best for 2017

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  69. I love that glasses background!!! such a fun card!!! I am so excited for you to be joining Hero Arts!!!

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  70. Congratulations on your new creative gig!! I am looking forward to seeing your projects over at HA and via your blog in 2017. HA is one of my favorite companies for so many reasons and their environmental awareness is one of the main reasons. I'm looking forward to more creativity in 2017 as I struggled this year due to a host of factors.

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  71. Congrats on being on the team! I hope to be able to make more cards and sell them at craft shows. I also want to improve on watercolors, I love them so much! Lastly, I want more peace and less nastiness in the world next year. Accentuate the positive!

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  72. Congratulations Michelle! Hero Arts made a great choice adding you to their creative team!!! I am looking forward to doing some traveling with my hubby, completing my craft room organization and doing more stamping.

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  73. Congratulations! I'm looking forward to *hopefully* a better year financially, and hopefully more time in my craft room :)

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  74. Congrats! Great news for you, I am a big hero arts fan myself, they have great products.
    I look forward to finding a job in 2017.

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  75. Congratulations!! Your card is super cool!

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  76. Congratulations!!
    I am looking forward to spending more time with my grandchildren and crafting with them!!!

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  77. Fabulous news Michelle. Hero arts are a great company and I look forward to seeing your creations. For 2017 I would just like to be more sorted and spend some more time creating.
    Here's to a Happy New Year. Tracey.x

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  78. Congratulation Michelle on joining the HA team!! I am looking forward to watching my 5 month old grandson grow and learn new things like crawling, walking and starting to talk. And making time for creating!

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  79. Well done on your new venture. Looking forward to being inspired by your wonderful cards. I'm a big Hero Arts fan !

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  80. I'm looking forward to our nation coming together and a better America!!

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  81. Congratulations! That is sweet! I'm hoping to squeeze in more scrapbooking especially in these colder months now that the holidays are almost over. 😊

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  82. Pretty card! Love the fun background stamp you used! Congrats to you on joining the HA Creative Team!
    What I am looking forward to in 2017 is getting my craft room in order! It's a mess and desperately needs some organization!

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  83. Congratulations on joining their team! I'm looking forward to organizing my craft supplies, which will help me have more time to craft, rather than searching for supplies!

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  84. Not long found your website but love your style. Looking forward to more in 2017.

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  85. Fabulous card - I really love the colour! I am looking forward to making more time to craft, working through my stash, and getting my craft space organised. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  86. Congrats Michelle on joining the HA Design Team. I'm looking forward to trying out new crafting techniques and mediums that I've not tried/used before.

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  87. Wow Michelle Congratulations! I missed this post until scrolling back just now. I have been following your blog for many years since Elzybelles days, which was quite a while ago. This year I am looking forward to seeing your posts with Hero Arts, guess I will be visiting their site more regularly from now on. happy New Year from Sunny Australia :)

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  88. In 2017, I hope to finally start that pile of sewing projects sitting at my machine.

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  89. Congratulations. I am looking forward to retiring at the end of 2017. I have been building up products and want to make greeting cards, and sewing projects. I really love Hero Arts Products and look forward to your blog this year.

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