Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hero Arts 2017 Spring Catalog Blog Hop!




Hello!!  The Hero Arts Spring Catalog products are now in the Hero Arts online store!  We are celebrating with a hop!  You should have arrived here from the wonderful Wanda Guess' blog.  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning which is the Hero Arts blog!

Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Tuesday, February 21st at 11:59pm PT and Hero Arts will announce the winners the following week.

I was so excited to design some projects for today's hop, my theme is Parisian!


I'm featuring  CM145 Ooh La La:




First up is my Bonjour card:



I combined the Ooh La La stamps + coordinating Frame Cuts with the Nesting Circle Dies.  I kept everything clean + simple but simply had to make those sunglasses have green frames💚

Next up is my Oui, Oui mon cheri card:


I stamped the French Treats out on a watercolor panel with Chalkboard Dye Ink.  I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Markers.  Do you see a bit of the Blush Mixed Layering Panel and gold glitter cardstock?

Speaking of French Treats, I took a macaron class a couple weeks ago and this last weekend my girl and I whipped up a batch:


We learned a lot and have some ideas...so be on the look out.  For our first batch, we love the added sprinkles!  They are Hazelnut with Coffee Buttercream.

That's it for me...up next is my fab teamie, Clare Prezzia!

In case you get lost along the way, here's the full hop listing:

Amy Tsuruta💚





242 comments:

  1. Love love love your cards! LOVING those desserts!!!!!! And those Macaroons look DELISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. I am in love with all of these new layering stamps! If I could I would buy them all! It’s so hard to choose a favorite, they are all fantastic! I would say it’s between the peacock and the poppy. But the coy and water Lilly are great too.

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  3. Really enjoyed the little circles you did to highlight the individual stamps - brings everything together.

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  4. Such sweet cards. Love those little French images.

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  5. Ooh la la, love your cards and now I'm hungry too, lol!

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  6. Very pretty cards. Great for that chef in your life.

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  7. So cute! I need those sets in my life.

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  8. Wow, you made the food come aliveness!

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  9. Oh, I love your cards. Love the way you used the circles to highlight the first card and the foods...yum. They are so unique - Thank you!

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  10. Love how beautifully created these cads are. Thanks for sharing:)

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  11. Awesome job on all your cards they are adorable!
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  12. What a unique stamp set, love your cards!

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  13. Fun stamp sets and adorable cards!

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  14. Love your cards and the French treat stamp set!

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  15. Love these cards. They remind me of my childhood in the 50's during the time when "things French" were all the rage.

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  16. Cute cards but now I'm hungry.

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  17. Sweet cards!! I really want those cookies 😍

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  18. Love the monochromatic French card! So fun!

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  19. Love the Parisian theme, and your macarons! The images are so cute...love how you kept the coloring soft. The poodle is especially adorable!

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  20. Your French theme cards are super adorable! Your Macaroons look so yummy!

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  21. I love the Parisian theme on your cards! Very clever idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. There is something so appealing about these Parisian little things.

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  23. Wow! Love the Parisian theme of these stamps. Paris is my favorite travel destination! Your cards a simply lovely!

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  24. Tres magnifique, Amy! I love the French themed cards on Valentine's day! Your macaroons look amazing, too - and super delicious!

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  25. Tres magnifique, Amy! I love the French themed cards on Valentine's day! Your macaroons look amazing, too - and super delicious!

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  26. I love those cute card ideas. The Parisian theme is so great and such fun.

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  27. Ooh la la, I love your french theme! Beautiful cards. I cannot wait to get my hands on these fabulous new sets.

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  28. Mon cheri, c'est magnific. Excuse my spelling if it's wrong. I don't speak french. Your cards are so adorable. Love.

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  29. Oh how I love your esthetic!! You rocked these cards!! Love them!

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  30. These are fabulous, Amy! I love how you have used these sets! :)

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  31. I love your cards, but now I am having a cookie craving :)

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  32. Your cards are adorable! I just love anything with a French theme!

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  33. You really did a fabulous job on the cards love the French flair and your color choice.

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  34. Oh my goodness, that 'oh la la' set has really got me spinning, I love it, the grey card is gorgeous xx

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  35. fun cards Amy and those macaroons look divine - yum!!!

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  36. These sets may not appeal to all, but they sure are the crème de la crème in my view!!! LOve what you've created you genius, you! xx
    =]

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  37. Oooh la la! Love your Parisian themed cards--fabulous!!

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  38. Yummy card!This maybe another stamp set to add to my wishlist! :)

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  39. These cards are so way adorable! I love the 'french' t-shirt - cute, cute, cute!

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  40. Your cards are great. BUT THOSE MACARONS! OMG! Nice Job!

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  41. I LOVe the card (Hey, Paris, right?) But those macarons are seriously endangering my New Year's resolutions.:-)

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  42. Your cards are beautiful; these stamp sets are adorable!! Your macaroons look AMAZING!!!

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  43. gorgeous samples, thanks for the inspiration!

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  44. When I first saw those French-themed stamps, I had no idea how I could use them. Thank you for the inspiration, Amy!

    Sharlini Nambiar

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  45. These are just adorable. Yes, the glasses Had to be green!

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  46. Ok I want those stamps, but I really, really want those macarons!!!

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  47. Ooh la la is exactly what I thought as soon as I saw these Amy! Love the stamps highlighted inside the circles. The pastries will make an awesome background paper. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  48. Your cards are adorable and I would love to have one of those yummy macarons right now.

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  49. Both cards are so
    fun and love all
    those stamps.
    Carla from Utah

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  50. Stunning cards. Love the stamps set.

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  51. Both cards are adorable. I wouldn't mind a macaron right now either! :)

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  52. Such cute pretty cards! Love the new stamps! your macaroons look yummy! I want to try baking macaroons, but I'm not much of a baker.

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  53. So cute. I love what you did to use all those small images.

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  54. I love the new products but my favorite are the layered sets they help us amateurs seem like professionals.

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  55. Adorable cards! lOVE the Parisian theme. Your macarons look delicious.

    joybird1223@gmail.com

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  57. Your cards are perfect for the many foodies on my list! Love those sentiments too!

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  58. I love your cards, so beautiful!

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  59. Oh I love the shirt in the Ooh La LA set. Thanks for sharing!

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  60. Love both cards!! Those French treats stamps are making me hungry, yum!

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  61. Love both of your cards. Such clever ideas for the treats. Thank you for sharing.

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  62. I love the way you featured all the new stamps throughout your Designs! Thank You for Sharing!

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  63. Cute cards!! Love how you used the small stamps to make such a big impact on your cards. I always struggle with using the smaller stamps to create something!!

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  64. Darling cards, I love, LOVE the green glasses.

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  65. So sweet, but now I need a sweet treat, lol! TFS

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  66. Love you SO French card - I have a friend whose favorite trips are to France so this is going to be a must get stamp set for me.

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  67. Very Cute creations.. this is an awesome release

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  68. These cards are cute. The layering dies are really great!

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  69. Your cards are always fun and unique Amy, I ♥ them! Such great products AND cards!

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  70. I always like these kinds of stamps, but wonder how much mileage I will get from them. These are some great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  71. Ooh la la is right...and those Sweet treats? Qui, qui...bring them my way! Sweet tooth tingling! Your macarons...yummo!
    hugs~c

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  72. Tres bien Amy! The dessert card is just so French and just so adorable! Thank you for sharing!

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  73. Great cards! The cookies look yummy!

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  74. Thanks for sharing your fun cards!

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  75. Fun theme indeed! The treats look yummilicious!!

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  76. I thought these were the least interesting of the collection but you proved me wrong. I loved your first card with the green-rimmed glasses.

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  77. Your cards are so cute and fun. I love how you used the smaller images.

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  78. You did a nice job using the Parisian set. :)

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  79. Ohhh your cards look good enough to eat!! And those macaroons. . .

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  80. Love your clean designs and those desserts are making me hungry!

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  81. Coffee Buttercream, oh my! Love your cards, too!!

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  82. Hello Amy! I love your bonjour card. Oh la la it is so modern and classy. Like it!

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  83. Awesome cards, Amy! I love the Ooh La La set & its already on my wish list.( Which keeps getting longer after seeing all these gorgeous creations!) What a great release!

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  84. Very nice cards ! Bravo pour les macarons ;)

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  85. Love all of your cards and those macarons look delicious.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  86. Cute cards, my fave is the first one.

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  87. Very cute! It makes me want to go back to France!

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  88. Loving your cards! I especially love the French desserts card - I love how you colored them and those accents of colored and glitter cardstock. And the font of that stamp set is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  89. Very cute clean and simple cards. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  90. Sweet cards! Makes me want to go to Paris

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  91. Your cards are so fun! I love that Ooh La La set! So international!

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  92. You definitely put the wow in ooh la la with the creations including the yummy looking macarons. I've wanted to take a class on making macarons or a cake decorating class at Central Market here in Central TX but the classes are $100+.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  93. Love the cards and the macaroons look yummy !!!

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  94. I never was a fan of the food images. But seeing what you've done here is absolutely inspiring!

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  95. Super cute cards, I love them! Such fun images!

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  96. I love these stamp sets. I appreciate the simplicity of your cards. And salivate over your macarons!

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  97. I have been waiting for the release since the catalogue preview!!! So excited!

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  98. my sister is Paris obsessed and so I will have to get those stamp sets! your cards are beautiful

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  99. Super cute cards!! Love the Ooo la la card!!

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  100. Great card the Parisian stamps! Ooh La La Magnificent!

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  101. Love these 2 stamp sets! Adorable cards, and those macarons looks delicious!

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  102. I'm in love with the french stamps, they are all so cute. Great cards!

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  103. I like the french treat card. The 2017 collection is awesome!

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  104. Two very fun cards Amy!! Specially love the design on your Bonjour card!!

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  105. Beautiful Parisian theme cards and love the macarons too, yum!

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  106. Such fun cards and cute, yummy-looking treats you made!

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  107. What a chic and very French card! Love the colors and the design of the Bonjour card! What delectable yummies in the second card!

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  108. Oh La La!!!! these stamps are the sweetest yet!!!

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  109. Oui! Oui! These are delightful cards with two very different layouts. They inspired me to bake as well as make cards! Hope you enjoyed the macarons. They look delicious.

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  110. Absolutely adorable ... and I love macarons

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  111. Love the pop of color on the Bonjour card!

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  112. Love the new release and the cards you made.

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  113. Cute cards. I love the idea of using the infinity circles die to create windows.

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  114. Great card designs for using smaller images!

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  115. So cool, love these cards! And your macaroons look amazing!

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  116. Clean and Simple are my favorite cards. Love your Ooh La La card.

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  117. So classy and sassy! Love these cards with their simplicity and creativity! Great work and am now a follower. :)

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  118. So French! So lovely! Great cards.

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  119. Hi Amy ~ Your cards are so sweet and I especially love the first one with the pop of green on the tone on tone. Your macaroons look oh, so yummy Nicely done.
    #kindnessmatters

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  120. Simply fabulous! I have ordered my croissants and stuff already; can't wait for them to arrive.

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  121. So pretty, so French! Do I want all the collection? Oui, oui, mon Cheri!!!! merci for sharing!!!

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  122. Cute, cute, cute! I was wondering how to use these stamp sets, and your cards are so adorable! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  123. Oh gosh. I love so many of these new stamps. I already ordered 5 sets! Gorgeous

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  124. njjammie cards!!! love the one with the cute small images and a bit of glitter!
    nice work, thx for the inspiration!

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  125. These cards are so sweet, love them.

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  126. Fantastic cards! so simple and fun :)
    And your macaroons look sooooo yummy!!
    Thanks for the inspiration! xx

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  127. Your cards are pretty. And your macaroons look yummy.

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  128. Beautiful job on the macarons, they look so delicious but too pretty to eat. I'm loving the new release products. The French treats stamps are just adorable! TFS!

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  129. So... If I order the French stamp set do I also get a batch of your macarons? I really like your bonjour card. When I saw the shirts stamp set I wasnt sure what to do with it, but your card gave me some inspiration.

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  130. Cute card, Amy! Thanks for taking part in this fun hop and giveaway. It's a great release!

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  131. I love your cards! Very cute, modern designs :)

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  132. I love your French themed cards and those macaroons look mighty delicious too.

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  133. Cute cards, Amy. Love the French Treats card (fabulous set!) and YOUR Macarons look yummy!! And sound delicious, too. :-)

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  134. Your French card is "tres Belle"

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  135. Cute use of the little misc. stamps!

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  136. Great cards! I love the french treats set.

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  137. Tres jolie! love them very fun.

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  138. I love the products in the 2017 Catalog especially the Fuchsia, Koi and Peacock. But now loving the French Treats too!

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  139. Oh la la is right on! I love that prissy poodle. Just darling:)

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  140. what a fun set of cards! I love making macarons! So much fun :)

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  141. Sweets for my sweet love your cards
    Cheers from down under

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  142. Fun cards! So cute. Great release and so much talent here. Loving this blog hop! TFS!

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  143. Fun cards! So cute. Great release and so much talent here. Loving this blog hop! TFS!

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  144. Bonjour! And that's all the French I know! Your card is wonderful. I love the clean, simple lines--very elegant! Thank you so much for sharing! (Peg)

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  145. Très belles cartes françaises, magnifique!

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  146. Great cards. I like the dessert one, but it makes me hungry!

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  147. Both of your cards are fantastic, I love the french theme you have going on!!! Your macaroons look delicious, I love sprinkles!

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  148. Darling Parisian cards, Amy - especially love the circle window one! And yummy macaroons!!

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  149. Ooh la la! Super cute images. Love the way you colored them Amy... both the monochromatic and colored look.

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  150. Such fun stamps. I really love that one with the circles and the spotlighted elements!

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  151. Love hero arts can't wait to get my new stamps and play!

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  152. Oooh, the french treats card has me drooling!! I always love your card designs and those real macarons are also swoon-worthy!

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  153. Ok....seriously these are about the cutest stamps ever made and your cards too. What a sweet set!

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  154. What a great French flavor. Good work on interesting cards.

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  155. Ooh La La makes me want to go back to Paris! Love this stamp and your cards! Merci!

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  156. Fun cards. I can almost see that poodle walking by; nose in the air on a French boulevard! And your real macarons look yummy!

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  157. So fun! Those macaroons look delicious! Thanks for the inspiration Amy!

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Cheers,
~amy~