2 October 2017

Hero Arts October 2017 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today we are celebrating the release of the October 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts. It is called Destination North Pole and let me tell you, it is fabulous! I adore the stamp set in the kit, it is filled with lovely little images that are perfect for creating scenes with.
 
If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Ilina but if you get lost along the way, I have the full list of participants below.
 

I wanted to create a winter scene for my card today. I took a panel of white cardstock and first stamped the mountains towards the top of the piece. I then stamped the trees below, followed by the sled and huskies. I then stamped the 'happy holidays' sentiment at the top. The panel was coloured using Copic Markers.


I wasn't sure what kind of card base to use, so I thought I would use an acetate one so that the focus is on the panel. I added foam tape to the back of the panel and adhered it to the front of the card. I then added cardstock pieces to the inside panels and the back to hide the adhesive and to give somewhere to write on. To finish off, I added white gel pen snow to the sky and Star Dust Stickles to the snow on the top of the mountains.


SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. 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. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.


COPIC MARKERS: Sky - BV04, BV13, BV02, BV01, BV00, BV000. Mountains - BV25, BV23, BV20. Snow - BG01, BG000, BG0000. Person - E000, BV13, BV00, C5. Sled - R29, R24, R14. Huskies - E57, E55, E53, E40.

In case you didn't see it, I thought I would share my countdown card with you too. For this card, I went with a North Pole themed card with Santa and Mrs Claus.

 
I created a background piece first for the sky by blending Broken China Distress Ink on to a piece of Bristol cardstock. I then spritzed this piece with water. I die cut the mountains from the kit from Bristol cardstock also. I then blended over Iced Spruce Distress Ink on to them and spritzed with water again. I set them aside to dry and stamped out my images. The images were coloured with Copic markers and then cut out with the coordinating dies.


I stamped the sentiment and the stars/snowflakes on to the sky piece and then cut some snow banks from white cardstock. I then set about layering up my images on to a square card base with a combination of tape runner and foam tape. I took a square panel of cardstock and cut a circle from it using a Circle Infinity Die. This piece was then popped up on to the card base with foam tape to frame the scene.


SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. 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. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.



THE KIT:


The October My Monthly Hero kit contains the fabulous 6" x 8" stamp set, along with 10 coordinating frame cuts and 3 fancy dies. The kit also contains a unicorn white ink pad, 3 sheets of speciality paper, a lacquer pen and a pot of silver embossing powder.
 
That is an amazing $70 worth of products fro only $34.99 (approx. £28.00). Remember that the kits are limited edition and often sell out quickly. To make sure that you never miss a kit you can subscribe here. If you are an international subscriber you get a reduced rate of shipping too! :)
 
As always, there are some fabulous add-on products available to purchase this month too. You can purchase these in the Hero Arts shop but also at any of your favourite retailers that stock Hero Arts. Here is a look at the add-ons:



BLOG HOP:

Here is the full list of participants in the hop:
 
Michelle Short - you are here!

GIVEAWAY:

Hero arts are giving away one kit as a prize to one lucky blog reader. The winner is selected from all of the comments left across all of the blogs in the hop. So the more you comment, the more chances to you have to win! The giveaway closes Sunday, October 8th at 23.59 EST, and the winner will be announced the following week. If the winner has already purchased the kit, they will be reimbursed.
 
Next on the hop is the fabulous Jess. Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great rest of the day!

167 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  2. Love your ideas for the kit, so much fun to visit and see what you have created.

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  3. OH wow, such fabulous kit and you have done an amazing job to showcased them!

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  4. love those mushing dogs! so gorgeous!

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  5. Two gorgeous cards. I love the scenes. This kit looks like it would be awesome to play with and create scenes. Love your cards.

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  6. Beautiful cards, love all of your designs!!!

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  7. What beautiful cards. That halo effect on the first one is perfection. Thank you for sharing

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  8. Loving this new kit and your projects are lovely! Thank you.

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  9. Your cards are wonderful! I especially like the acetate base on the first one. What a fun kit!

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  10. Love the cute dog sled scene! You have outdone yourself with these awesome card designs!

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  11. Your cards are so awesome. I think this kit is wonderful.

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  12. This is my all time favorite card. I went through all of them to find this card. Really nice

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  13. Cut cards! I live in Colorado, and your first card reminds me so much of our mountains!

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  14. Beautiful idea the acetate as a cardbase, so is your panel a real focuspoint. Thanks also for the other gorgeous cards.

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  15. Great cards from a super awesome kit!

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  16. LOVE your cards! So clean and crisp! Amazing new Hero Arts kit! So much to play with! Loving this blog hop with all it's talent! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  17. Beautiful cards.. Love this release has so many different images that range from here to there.. Limitless..

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  18. Beatutiful... I really like the layering in the second card.

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  19. Beautiful winter scenes! Lovely cards :)

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  20. Fantastic cards! So clean and crisp! Awesome new HA kit! So much to play with! Loving this blog hop with all it's talent! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  21. This kit blows me away with its creativity, and your creations make me want it even more.

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  22. These are lovely winter cards ! The colors on the first one are astonishing !!

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  23. These snowy scenes are phenomenal!!! Thank you for sharing with us!

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  24. Your card has a look that just reminds me of the arctic. Using acetate for base just adds to the look. Well done.

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  25. Great cards, the scenes are beautiful.

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  26. Beautiful cards, love the winter scene.

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  27. So many wonderful cards! Thank you so much for sharing! (Peg)

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  28. Those mush puppies are adorable!

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  29. I love the card ideas! The North Pole one is my favorite!

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  30. Gorgeous cards.. what an amazing set!

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  31. Such gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing...

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  32. Love the mountain and dog team card, so cute! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  34. The mountain die cuts are one of my favorite dies in this new release. You cards are great examples of how to utilize them in a card.

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  35. i love your card. I have a cousin that this card would be perfect for. Will have to case. Thank you for sharing. Love it.

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  36. Beautiful cards, love the scene and your copic coloring.

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  37. Oh my goodness I didn't even notice the sled dogs they are so cute I have to make something with them

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  38. I love your cards! They are so pretty and this kit is fabulous!

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  39. Beautiful winter scenes! This kit has so many design options.

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  40. Fantastic cards! I'm so excited to get this set.

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  41. Great cards and such a wonderful kit--thanks for sharing!!!

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  42. This Kit looks SO versatile, many many ideas!

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  43. I love to see everyone's take on this awesome card kit! Your cards are so amazing!!

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  44. Love your North Pole themed card. Just adorable.

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  45. Your cards are so cute! Love them both! :)

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  46. Love your cards! The backgrounds are stunning!

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  47. These are all wonderful! I love the layered scenery card especially!!

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  48. Amazing cards, thanks for sharing

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  49. Two sweet scenes and perfect coloring!! So serene and love this kit!

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  50. I love your cards they are adorable. This is an amazing kit there are so many ways to make a scene.

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  51. The acetate base is genius! What a great idea!

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  52. Love the first card the best but both are great

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  53. Thanks for sharing! Great cards. I absolutely love these blog hops. You give us beautiful examples and inspiration on how to use the My Monthly Hero Kits. Thanks!

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  54. Michelle, both of your cards are simply perfect!

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  55. Beautiful cards, I love this whole collection. thank you for sharing.

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  56. One of my favorite TV shows is Life Below Zero and it would be fun to make a journal page about TV shows and use the images you have for a dog sled. So fun.

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  57. Love the dimension of your scene - such a fun kit from Hero Arts.

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  58. Beautiful acetate card, love this arctic scene! Really cute scene on the countdown post card too, amazing coloring.

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  59. These cards are so well thought out! Love the color combination and scene in card 1. And the layer in card 2. Great work!

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  60. I LOVE your card, Michelle! It is so serene, with a beautiful snowy sky!

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  61. Both of your cards are fabulous, but I'm really loving the one with the dogs and sled. It made me think of The Call of the Wild. Terrific job showing off this amazing kit.

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  62. Love the winter scenes you created.

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  63. Love the scenes you created on your cards!!! So festive and cute!!! This kit looks fantastic!

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  64. This set was just made for layers and shakers! Love that dog sled.

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  65. Great cards, loving the purple and blue together!

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  66. The acetate base card looks like it’s floating. The colors are wonderful too.

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  67. Awesome cards! This kit is just jam-packed. I really love those mountains!

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  68. Love this set! Loved your color combination!!!

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  69. Those elf stamps are soooo cute!

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  70. All are just gorgeous, thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  71. What great scenes! There are so many fun images in this set for all different scenes.

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  72. Grreat cards! Love the sleigh and Huskies card...Great card for one who LOVES the Iditarod Trail Sled race and sport!

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  73. I love your cards!! So inspirational!!! All are so creative!!! I love the scenes!!

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  74. Oh goodness your cards are completely adorable Michelle! I absolutely love that dog sled card! So so cute!!! So many amazing images in this main kit that it makes the imagination run wild! I LOVE IT!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Jo In Jersey

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  75. The little dog sled is my favorite image from this kit and I love how you incorporated it into a fun winter scene.

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  76. Wow! Beautiful Xmas kit!!!
    Love your stunning cards!!!

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  77. Great cards. Love this kit.

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  78. This is such an awesome kit for Christmas! I love the many possibilities
    within this kit. Your cards are beautiful! I love the purple in the first
    card. So pretty!

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  79. Great scene! Love your cards!

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  80. Cute cards. This is such an amazing kit!

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  81. A clean and beautiful card. And there are so many wonderful things in the kit :)

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  82. Wonderful projects, love the dogs and your ideas. Thanks for sharing the great release.

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  83. I love the landscape dies in this kit! Missed out on getting them....

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  84. This kit is awesome! Since I mostly make christmas cards, this would be a nice thing to have. Unfortunatly I was to late to purchase it. I love the inspiration cards, so beautiful.

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  85. Both of your cards are just adorable. Tons of wonderful details. Thanks for sharing.

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  86. Great card, love your seamless background, just beautiful!

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  87. Love this kit and love your card!

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  88. super cards - love the layouts:)

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  89. Your cards are gorgeous! This kit has everything you need for perfect holiday cards.

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  90. The kit is Sold Out! =( Love the dog sled. Love the release.

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  91. Love the dog sled and the vastness that your scene creates. Even though I live in a mid-Atlantic state and we don't see tons of snow, winter scenes always appeal to me very much. I was intrigued to see that you used an acetate card base on the blog card.

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  92. I'm so glad you used these stamps. I saw the kit pop up in my email. All I saw were huskies and I immediately ordered it. LOL We're big husky lovers around here. I've never bought a kit before, so that tells you something. Can't wait for it to get here.

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  93. I love your cards. They are beautiful and inspiring. My daughter would especially love the card with the huskies on it. Unfortunately I was too late to get a kit as they have all sold out :(

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  94. Very pretty cards! I will definitely be back to check out your blog again! Hero Arts kits are wonderful huh?

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  95. Beautiful cards, this kit is adorable.

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  96. Really sweet cards using this super release. I love snow, (lots of it) and the cold weather so these are perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  97. Really cute cards! I love this kit!

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  98. Beautiful cards and tag! I love your clean lines and choice of color.
    Thank you for the inspiration!

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  99. Two wonderful cards. Thank you for the inspiration, love the latest kit it is awesome.
    Diane Brown.

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  100. What an adorable first card with the wonderful scene of the sled and those terrific little Northern trees. All were terrific but that one has such appeal...

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  101. Love everything!! Can't wait till next week when my kit arrives! Great job!

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  102. An acetate card...who knew! Very creative!

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  103. Beautiful winter scenes! Love your pretty cards!

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  104. Love your cards. Great release.

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  105. How gorgeous - love your purple sky and the gorgeous images.

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  106. Your cards are both delightful! The sled-dogs scene reminds me of one of the gorgeous places where we cross-country ski - the Great Divide, close to Lake Louise - where often, we're sharing the trails with people enjoying sled-dog rides. The dogs absolutely love running...so cool to see! Thank you for another round of fabulous inspiration!
    Hugs~carol

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  107. Your winter scenes are wonderful. Loved the cards. Thanks for showing us some new ways to use this set!

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  108. Love you cards! The nighttime sky is perfect and I love the scenes you created!

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  109. I love to make a scene on my cards
    and the ones that you made are great.
    thanks for sharing.

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  110. Great cards! Love the winter scene with the sled dogs :)

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  111. Both cards have really lovely winter scenes. I love the sky in both of them
    Thanks.

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  112. The acetate card is so pretty!

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  113. I just love the creative layering on your countdown card... it really transform the whole piece to be really dimensional and interesting. Both cards are absolutely wonderful and I truly appreciate your creativity! You are inspiring! :)

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  114. These cards are beautiful! I love the dog sledding image. I've always wanted to do that!

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  115. Your cards are incredible and inspiring.

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  116. I love both your scenes! You are quite the scene builder! I can’t wait to get this kit, it looks so fun.

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  117. Love your sled team on the acetate, it led me to think they were sledding across a frozen lake.

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  118. Thanks for doing a sled dog card. I'll be copying. There are just so many great images and ways to express yourself with this kit!

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  119. That first card looks like Alaska in the winter!

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  120. These are wonderful! I love all the scene possibilities with this kit!

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  121. Beautiful sky on the Happy Holidays card and the coloring on the Clauses and their home.

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  122. Love your cards. There's a softness to them. The partial coloring is so effective. Thanks HA and thanks Michelle for sharing!

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  123. I love your cards! They are so precious!

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  124. The dog sled scene was a very nice idea, thank you!

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  125. By the time I get my kit I won't be able to decide what to case. :-)

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  126. Such a fun kit! Love the scene you created with it! 😍
    God bless!

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  127. Love Love Love.. Great scenic cards and so creative. This kit looks like it's so much fun.

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  128. Loving your snowy scenes and the colouring on your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  129. I almost signed up for the kit last month so it would have started with this month......I so wish I had. I think this is my favorite one so far.

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  130. Wonderful designs Michelle! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  131. Great ideas with this amazing kit. So wish I hadn't missed out :( but am enjoying the blog hop seeing everyone's cards. Such a talented group of artists.

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  132. Love the cards you made. The one with the dog sled looks so serene

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  133. I love both of your cards - this kit looks absolutely perfect for creating little winter scenes! Can't wait to get it!

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  134. This kit is amazing. I love how it can be used for so many different styles of card

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  135. Beautiful cards! I especially love the first one - it's so peaceful. My husband has a dream of owning a "husky farm" in Lapland one day, so he'd really love that card!

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  136. Really cute cards!!! Love the blue purplish sky for that winter scene

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  137. Amazing cards! The second card is absolutely stunning!

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  138. This kit is amazing! I'm sad i missed out, it would have been the perfect set coming up to Christmas.

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  139. love your cards! thanks for the great ideas.

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  140. I really like the Mr and Mrs Claus card! Too cute! You've made it look just like a beautiful brochure photo, telling everyone who see's it how wonderful it is there with the Clauses. Please enter my name in the hero arts giveaway... I really want to get this kit, but I have no way to, and this is the only option I've had... No money... I am keeping my fingers crossed!

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  141. I love the coloring of the first card. I wish I had not missed out on this kit, I blame the sleep deprivation that comes with having a newborn at home ;)

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  142. Beautiful card! Love your mountains and trees!! The dog sled team is definitely part of a winter scene.

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  143. I love all of your cards! Everyone is knocking it out of the park. Just an incredible kit.

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