A Blog Named Hero 5th Anniversary Celebration Blog Hop!



Hi Friends! Wow - I feel like it's been forever! My blog has been slow these days, for good reason, my dad had a pretty massive stroke a year ago this month which has required me to care for him full time ever since. I tried very hard to keep up with my crafting, but when I could even find the time (and courage) I felt like my work and quality was suffering. I took a step back from most of my design teams and have pretty much been laying low waiting for a surge of energy and motivation. It's hard to believe that the one thing that was always my "escape" is the thing coming hardest to me, but the crafty world is forgiving and will be there when I get myself back together (all though I know I am missing so many seriously good releases). BUT when I got the email from A Blog Named Hero about this event there was no way I could pass up the invitation.

If you're coming here from the hop and don't know me, I'm a Hero Arts fanatic and was on the 2016 A Blog Named Hero design team. After being a fan of A Blog Named Hero basically since their inception, being on their design team was an honor! Without further adieu,  I would like to congratulate A Blog Named Hero on 5 wonderful years!

I went with a Hero Arts stamp set that I don't feel like gets enough love from me. I've only every used the sentiments and cake, and wanted to mix it up and try to get a few more stamps in the set inky!! And since this is a party, I went all party up in here!

I started with the banner stamp, I didn't have my Hero Arts ombre inks on me so I used a new Recollection Brand ombre ink (that I do not at all recommend, super splotchy, buy Hero Arts) and made a few rows of Banners before getting all confetti and party hats! Keeping with the bright theme I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens to color in my images. I stamped some confetti and added some sequins for a full on party explosion.

Now, The 5th anniversary celebration blog hop takes place across today AND tomorrow and what is a blog hop without a

Giveaway

A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for our wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies!  Several companies decided to help us celebrate our fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were so generous that we decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day!  Giveaway prizes total more than $500!  To win, leave a comment on each hop stop.  We will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning!  And be sure to visit A Blog Named Hero on Sunday for the list of Sunday hoppers and prizes! Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th. 

Today's prizes include the following:

Thank you for stopping by! Supplies and links to all of my social media are below. Your next stop on the hop is the beautifully talented Michelle Liimatainen. If you find any broken links along the way please make your way back to A Blog Named Hero for the full hop order.

Good luck and happy hopping!!

Supplies




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363 comments:

  1. Kristina, so nice to see your card - it's ADORABLE!!! Great way to wish happy anniversary to A Blog Named Hero!!!

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  2. Liked how your use of sequins blended/matched the confetti. So cute.

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  3. If this card doesn't say "celebrate" I don't know what would! It's a great card for the anniversary. Thanks for sharing it.

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  4. Love the color combinations on your fun card!

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  5. I wish you a lot of strength, great that you found time to make this card!

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  6. A cute and cheerful card! Love it.

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  7. Thanks for sharing your happy card! I'm so glad you made some time for creativity. Always take care of yourself, too.

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  8. What a fun card Kristina. ♥ it!

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  9. Love the festiveness of your card! Hope it helped ease your family burdens for a few minutes anyway!

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  10. Your card is party perfect. I hope it brightened your day as much as it did mine. Sorry life has thrown you so many curves.

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  11. Hooray! Great celebration card for hero arts 😊

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  12. Gorgeous - love these beautiful neon colors.

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  13. "There's a party going' on right here.........."!!!

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  14. Such a celebratory card! Thanks for sharing,

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  15. Your card is so cute and festive!

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  16. What a fun cardπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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  17. Nice to see you back on the blog and participating in this fun hop! Delightful card... love those cute banners! Very festive!

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  18. Lovely little card for a celebration! And Happy Blogaversary too.

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  19. This screams "Birthday" to me. haha TFS is today.

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  20. What a sweet, happy card. So glad you decided to re-visit one of your favorite sets :0)

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  21. That's so pretty - bright and cheerful.

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  22. Party time.
    A fun card.
    thanks for sharing a
    great card for a birthday
    celebration.

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  23. Festive!! Love your bright cheery colors!

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  24. I am so sorry about your father. Caring for a parent can be so hard-especially if you have children or a full time job. Your card is adorable!! I am glad that you were able to participate today!!

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  25. Great colours to create the feeling of a party!

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  26. Love your sweet, FESTIVE card! Sorry to hear about your dad, what a blessing you must be to him for your caregiving! Keep up the good work!

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

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  28. So sorry about your dad's health; glad you found a bit of a creative space to make this sweet card!

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  29. Very nice color choices! Love it!

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  30. Love your Festive card! Sorry to hear about your dad, I am sure he is blessed by your care, keep up the good work!

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  31. Love your fun card with those great colors! Thanks for sharing on this blog hop!!

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  32. Love this happy little card! It seems to be smiling! This is such a great blog hop with so much talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  33. Love these hat and the design. So cute

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  34. That looks like a festive party!!!

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  35. :) Thanks for the warning! I do love my Hero Arts inks, too!

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  36. A lovely, bright and cheerful card. Bon courage!

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  37. I agree about the other brand ombre inks...I have some too and when I finally came to my senses and bought the Hero Arts ones I wondered what I was thinking in the first place!!! Fun card....love the bright colors.

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  38. This card definitely looks like there is a party in the house!!! Fun, fun!

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  39. Fun, fun card! Love your design and color choices.

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  40. Such a bright, cute card and perfect for celebrations! Absolutely love the colors you used.

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  41. Kristina your card is so cheerful and festive!! It makes me smile! And it's so nice to see you on the hop.

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  42. Such a sweet and simple card. Love it.

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  43. Oh what a sweet and bright cheery celebratory birthday card. Love it.

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  44. Pretty color combo!! What a fun card!

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  45. So pretty. Thanks for using the zigs. I'm trying to decide whether to get these. Great composition on this card.

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  46. Love these colors Kristina! Not ones I'd ever choose, until now. Thanks for the inspiration and for joining us in the celebration at A Blog Named Hero!

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  47. Looking at your card is like going to a party! Fun!

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  48. Your card is so cute! I love the little banners you used on the card.

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  49. Great celebration card! love the color combo :-)

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  50. It's a party on a card! Love the color combo.

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  51. WOW, I love your card - so cheery and festive.

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  52. Nothing lacking here Kristina. Love your color choices and the layout. Perfect for this celebration. Hope things settle so you can get some serious crafting time. Thanks for hopping today.

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  53. It's party time with the party theme. Like the ombre colors.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  54. What an adorable card--so bright and colorful!

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  55. Colorful and cheerful card -- and one I need to copy!

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  56. Really cute card! Love the colors.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  57. Bright and cheerful!! Great card!

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  58. I loved the ink colors too! What a super fun and festive card. Really cute stamp set.

    Thanks for sharing :)

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  59. What a great celebration card! Nothing says celebrate like party hats! From this card it's hard to believe you are struggling with mojo cause this card is great! I hope things improve for you soon

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  60. Love the bright colors. Very pretty.

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  61. Beautiful card, love the colors too.

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  62. A perfect card to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, but this is Hero Arts Birthday, well the Blog that is!

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  63. For taking time off from crafting, you were sure able to put together a super cute card at a moment's notice! Super jealous!!! Totally festive :-) Good luck with the rest of life... I put my blog on hold too for similar reasons. Take care!

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  64. Yeah. You used one of my fav color combos

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  65. Oh, I love the pretty, bright colors.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  66. Super bright card!
    Thank you for sharing
    Happy 5th Anniversary to ABNH!

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  67. Enjoying the bright colours, so cheery.

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  68. This card says LETS CELEBRATE!!!

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  69. Great festive card. Nice colors.

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  70. Awesome and festive card, love the colors.

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  71. Fun fun fun, great card for kids.

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  72. What a bright and fun card. Love the design

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  73. so sorry to hear about your daddy and will be keeping him, you and your family in thoughts and prayers. So glad you were able to participate in this blog hop becauase this is an AMAZING card - so colorful and fun.

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  74. Happy, Happy celebration card! Great design and colorful to boot!

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  75. Its a beautiful Birthday card, love all those colors, bright and happy.

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  76. I am so very glad you have joined us for this blog hop - I'm sorry you've been absent from the crafty world for a little while. I hope you're Dad is doing a lot better - I admire you so much for what you're doing for him :)

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  77. What a fun card Kristina. Such a happy card for this amazing hop!!

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  78. Such a cute card! Simple, festive, would love to receive a card lit that. This is an inspirational blog hop! Makes me happy!

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  79. Such a fun card. Great for a celebration.

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  80. What a fun, party card. Great for anyone!!

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  81. Love those bright colors. Great card ♥

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  82. Fun and colorful card! I understand what you mean that crafting can help you get through difficult times but sometimes the difficult times don't allow for crafting time. I hope you are able to find time for the things that help to support you as you care for your dad!

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  83. Super cute card - love the colors and the design.

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  84. Sometimes a break from crafting is necessary and needed. Technology is so wonderful for stampers - we get to see so many new ideas ad beautiful cards like this. Gotta love it. Thanks for sharing your card!

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  85. Cute card. And glad you were able to find the time and strength to participate here. What you're doing for your family is amazing and you are right... the crafting community will be ready whenever you are able to return full force!

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  86. Great celebratory card, I love the colors!

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  87. Nothing says celebrate like neon colors, I love them. This card is such fun!

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  88. Fab card - it just shouts PARTY!!

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  89. Your card brings the festivities to the party and every celebration needs party hats. Love the colors from your Zig pens. They are so great together, especially where they are thinned out in places. Thank you so much for sharing your work.

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  90. Such a perfect celebration card. I love it.

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  91. Cute card. You could really use this for any type of celebration.

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  92. Yay, what a cheerful and happy card! I love these colours, they made me smile! :-)

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  93. What a fun card! Love the colors you used!

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  94. That's a super cute card, love the colors!

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  95. OH how super cute and i love the colors!!!

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  96. Great card! Love the colors and matching sequins make it look like confetti!

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  97. I just love this fun and festive card.

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  98. This card is very happy. Love the bright colors.

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  99. So glad to see you back with those creative ideas flowing. Adorable card.

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  100. Very fun images and a great festive feel.

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  101. This is such a fun and happy card! Love the 'border' you created with those banner stamps!!

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  102. Great card to celebrate your father's recovery and you dipping your feet back into the card making world. Certainly can't tell you "haven't been with it" lately. Really happy and fun!

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  103. A CELEBRATION card that will make someone smile! Hero arts stamps and dies are so creative!

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  104. This is really cute! Love the colors :)

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  105. Super cute card. Great colors, very cheerful.

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  106. So fun and festive!! Love your bright colors! They turn any celebration into a happy one!

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  107. I love this cheerful card. Sending thoughts of care and comfort to you and your family after a difficult change.

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  108. Great colors on this super fun card.

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  109. What a super cute and cheerful card! This would work for all kinds of celebrations!

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  110. A very cheerful card. The colors are awesome.

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  111. What a fun and happy card. It is perfect for a celebration. I love your colors.

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  112. What a happy card! I, too, had to take some time away & when I was able to return to crafting I was better than ever! Hope things calm down for you very soon xx

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  113. Perfect for a spring time BD Card lovely colours

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  114. I love this card! And your honesty!

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  115. perfect colors for this design, festive!

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  116. A perfect card for a celebration! I'm loving the bling.

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  117. What a fun card, I really like the bright colors.

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  118. Such a lovely card.. beautiful color combination!

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  119. I adore the bright colors. They make this lovely card even more fun!

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  120. What a great and colorful card! I hope your life gets to a point where you have more time to craft because you are so inspirational.

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  121. What a fun and festive card Kristina, perfect for this celebration hop! My best to you as you help your father, physically and mentally draining. I've been in a similar boat trying to get back to time in the craft room and agree that it doesn't make sense that finding your rhythm is so hard when it brings the escape that you so need right now.

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  122. Love the simple design, it is also very festive!

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  123. What a great card, I love it.

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  124. What a festive BD card!! great colors and even a little sparkle!!

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  125. Sweet and so adorable. Love the fun colors.

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  126. What a sweet and festive card! Love this!

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  127. Hip Hip. Time to celebrate. Great card.

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  128. So sorry to hear about your father. I wish you lots of strength for this difficult task. And I do hope that you can find some time to craft for yourself, without any pressure, just to relax (or as I like to call it, crafty therapy ;-)).

    Your card is really sweet :-)

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  129. Such a fun card! That banner is great!

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  130. So pretty happy love the colors card.

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  131. such a fun, festive card Kristina!

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  132. Love the banner and the sequins add a nice touch

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