Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sending Smiles - SSS One of a Kind Release Hop and GIVEAWAY

Good morning! I'm delighted today to be part of the Day 2 blog hop celebrating the BRAND NEW Simon Says Stamp One of a Kind Release! Tons of inspiration with the new release, and a giveaway at every stop as well!


First off, I used the darling new Dancing Fruits Stamp Set and added SMILING FACES to them!



I stamped the apple from the set four times on watercolor paper, then watercolored it in with various distress inks. I also added some splatters with some of the spare ink, then added the smiling faces from a past SSS Card Kit - Coffee and Tea - and added a perfect sentiment from Handlettered Thanks from a previous release. I die cut the panel with Wonky Rectangles, matted with a bit of black cardstock, then mounted on a kraft cardbase.


I also thought I'd share one of the cards I made with the Punder the Sea Watercolor Paintables by Suzy Plantamura - I did this one while watching a movie last night!


I used my Daniel Smith watercolors to paint it in, then once it dried added some accents with a white gel pen - and the finishing touch, some Nuvo Crystal Drops as "bubbles" from the turtle and fishies!


GIVEAWAY INFO: Simon Says Stamp is giving away a prize worth $25 at every stop along the hop - so make sure and leave some love as you hop along for a chance to win! Winners will be announced next week on the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

Now - here is the entire blog hop line-up so you don't miss a single stop:

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!



355 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness those smiling apples are the cutest thing! Absolutely love your cards! :D

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  2. Like the fruit & turtle creations. Wonderful coloring. Cute with added faces. I like turtles. Have found & rescued turtles here in Central TX & E coast FL.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  3. I love your watercoloring! Thank you for sharing that!

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  4. I love these two cards. The water coloring is amazing.

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  5. There are so many beautiful new products in this release. I want so many of them!

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  6. Wow your coloring is spot on. Love your cards:)

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  7. I keep seeing these cards and think how fun they are. I can't wait to try them out.

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  8. I already ordered the watercolor cards and I can't wait! I got a set for me and one for my 8 year old son, he loves to watercolor! I love this release! Thanks for sharing your creations, they're great!

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  9. Your turtle is amazing!!! Can't believe you did it while watching a movie!

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  10. I love that turtle. The doodles are so much fun!

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  11. Hi Heather. The fruit card would make anyone smile...and I did smile! Thank you for sharing your artwork!

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  12. Beautiful colour combo & blending on your apples : )

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  13. I love the turtle card, nicely done.

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  14. great cards. I love the apples on the first card. tfs

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  15. Those are adorable. I love the happy little apples :-)

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  16. The first card is adorable, love the others too

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  17. Very adorable cards. That fruit card just makes you smile.

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  18. Sweet cards-love the water coloring :)

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  19. The watercolor is lovely on the apples and I love the cute turtle! These panels are great for cards and so well done.

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  20. the smiley faces on the apples is so creative and cute - wonderful cards, Heather!

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  21. Great apple card. I often dont think to stamp multiples of an image. Great reminder. Thanks

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  22. Happy Apples ! This card will bring a big smile on the receiver's face !
    Warm summergreetings from Belgium.

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  23. Adorable water colored cards.

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  24. Your apples make me smile. Very cute card.

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  25. Both of there cards are colored so beautifully!

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  26. Gorgeous watercoloring. I love the apples! So cheery with their smiling faces!

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  27. Wonderful cards. Lovely watercoloring! Thank you for sharing!

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  28. Gorgeous cards! I love your coloring! I especially love the fruit! Great release!

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  29. Such a cute and cheerful card using the Dancing Fruit stamp set! love it!

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  30. wonderful cards - love them both!

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  31. 2 fab cards love the fruit how great are these images for harvest,get well or tea invitation too or even for a teacher so many possibilities and the sea turtle is super cute too thanks for sharing your wonderful projects

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  32. WOW Heather, great water colouring! Adorable cards and those apples....Simply adorable!!!

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  33. Love the turtle! Super cute card.

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  34. I love both of these cards. The smiley faces on the apples are just too cute.

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  35. I'm so obsessed with the under water thing lately. Love the turtle

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  36. Oh WOW ... love both of these cards! Great coloring and fun creations with these fabulous new release! Made me smile! Thanks!

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  37. These watercolor cards are sweet and lovely!!

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  38. Beautiful cards! The coloring is gorgeous!

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  39. I think the faces on your peaches are really sweet and your turtle card is stunning!

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  40. Love both projects but am smitten with your happy little apples! Simply adorable!

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  41. These designs are so sweet, and so fun to see each of you awesome ladies takes on it!!

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  42. Great cards. Love the turtle card. Thanks for sharing...

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  43. Your smiling apples make me happy. Wish I had your ability to watercolor!

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  44. These adorable cards gave me an instant smile!

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  45. They are both great cards! I think the faces on the apples are so sweet.

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  46. Beautifully colored, super fun cards!! Awesome work.

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  47. Love both of them!! I actually have some face stamps I almost never use & its perfect with the fruit!! Definitely going to make a card using them...thanks for the inspiration!!

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  48. Do you ever do videos? I ADORE how you colored those apples, but I know my effort to copy them would fail. Love your creations!

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  49. Oh I love your turtle card. It's just adorable!

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  50. So cute! There are so many things I want in this release!

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  51. Your watercoloring is beautiful. I love the smiles on the apples!

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  52. Your cards are so adorable. The first one is my favorite.

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  53. Love the faces on the apples.
    Fun idea.
    The turtle is great.
    Love the Nuvo for bubbles.
    thanks for sharing.

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  54. So sweet and adorable. Love how sweet those apples look!

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  55. Great cards - love the smiley faces on the apples and that turtle card is adorable!

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  56. I love the turtle card. Your watercoloring is spectacular.

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  57. The turtle is too stinking cute!!!!

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  58. Summer cards no fruit go together so well...

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  59. Adorable cards! Those happy faces made me smile! Your coloring is fantastic! Great SSS release! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

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  60. LOVE your background techniques!! Especially the splatter on the apples. Great idea! I'll try and use that one.

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  61. These are adorable! Love the sweet smiles on the fruit :) Thanks for sharing!

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  62. Adorable and delightful cards!!!

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  63. Really like the sweet apple card!

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  64. I love these cards! I adore how you used those smiley faces to add to the fruit - what a sweet and gorgeous card! Your watercolor look is beautiful - thanks so much for sharing!

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  65. Very cute examples. So much fun!

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  66. Your smiling apples are just so darn CUTE! And your coloring on both cards is just beautiful.

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  67. Oh my goodness-- those apples are so very cute! (My LO and I also love the sentiment on your turtle card. :) ) Thank you for sharing your art!

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  68. Wonderful cards, love the watercolor on the turtle!

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  69. Your apples with the smiling faces are so adorable! Love the Turtle and the use of the Nuvo drops! Very inspiring!

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  70. Such happy cards. These just make me smile :-)

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  71. What a wonderful way to use the darling faces.

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  72. Pretty cards! Love your coloring!

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  73. Love what you have done with the turtle.

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  74. Love the turtle!! The fruit card is great, too.

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  75. Apples with smiley faces..........HOW CUTE IS THAT??!!

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  76. Love the smiley faces on the apples. The colors you used really make the apples stand out.

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  77. Love the fruit in the new stamp set. Cute cards! Thanks!

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  78. I have to put that awesome turtle on my cruise scrapbook layout about a turtle sanctuary we visited! I would easily have overlooked these coloring images but now they top my list! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Blessings
    Melitta

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  79. Such fun cards! Does remind me of summer.

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  80. Cute cards, LOVE that turtle!!!!

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  81. The faces on the apples are adorable and I love the watercoloring on the turtle card. So soft and pretty

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  82. Love these beautiful little faces.

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  83. Very sweet cards Heather. I love the backgrounds.

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  84. Both of your cards are so adorable! Love this release.

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  85. Love the apples! Great coloring.

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  86. Great cards! I really liked the turtle. :)

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  87. stinkin' cute cards; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

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  88. Love those little apples - so cute! Great cards!

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  89. Very pretty coloring, Heather, and super cute cards.

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  90. Great cards. That turtle is too cute!

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  91. love what you did with the printable sheets and making it into a card. Wish they were stamps instead.

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  92. Heather, your cards and techniques are inspiring! Love the happy fruit faces.

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  93. Beautiful cards. Beautiful coloring.

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  94. Two awesome cards with fabulous colouring!

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  95. Your cards are so colorful and cute. The faces on the apples are adorable.

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  96. Two very sweet cute cards, those happy apples are just too cute for words.

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  97. Such happy apples-very cute:) great coloring.

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  98. Your watercolor is stunning! Thanks for sharing :)

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  99. Cute cards, colored perfectly. Thanks, Denise

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  100. love your cute and colorful cards

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  101. What fun cards. The turtle (and the whole stamp set) are precious. They'd make great cards for my grandchildren.

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  102. Okay that turtle cards is amazing!!

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  103. I love both of your cards! The smiley faces on the apples are too cute & that turtle is just so cute!! Love your coloring!

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  104. Love the turtle card; he is so cute. Your coloring is beautiful and inspiring.

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  105. These cards are just soooooo sweet. I love the apple faces. Too too cute. The turtle is also adorable. Thanks for the project designs. Love them.

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  106. Adorable! I especially like the faces on the apples :)

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  107. Love your work, really cute. This release is great.

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  108. Love your color choices, your cards are just beautiful!

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  109. Your water coloring is amazing, great cards!

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  110. Love the apples and how you colored them. That turtle is cute, too?

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  111. Sweet fruit card with the smiley faces. I also love the sentiment on the turtle card. Thanks for sharing your beautifully colored cards.

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  112. That is the cutest fruit card!! The turtle is also adorable!

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  113. Love both your cards. Your water coloring is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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  114. Oh! In love with the sea turtle and cheeky sentiment!

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  115. How fun are those apples with the smiley faces, perfect for a thank you teacher card!

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  116. that's just turtley amazing coloring and fab turtle

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  117. Really adorable! Love that turtle and how you colored it!

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  118. Love the smiling apples. Great job with the turtle he's so cute.

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  119. So love the projects you shared! Love the apples but also that turtle! TFS!

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  120. Really cute peaches. Love the different looks you gave them. The turtle is really awesome as well. thanks for showing some a panel of the group of panels. I love to see what folks do with them.

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  121. Your apple card really tickles me, with the smiley faces and the sentiment. Just adorable (and beautifully watercolored as well). The turtle scene is so pretty - love the colors you used.

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  122. Beautiful cards. I really like the apple one. The faces just totally make it shine!

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  123. I should watch and craft too I think Haha Awesome!

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  124. I was hoping to see someone use the watercolor sheets on a card, and you did not disappoint! Great watercoloring!

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  125. I am always inspired by watercoloring. Both cards are awesome. I especially like the added touch of combining stamp sets. The little faces are so cute.

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  126. Beautiful cards! I love the use of colors.

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  127. Thank you for the inspiration, beautiful!

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  128. Really like the "punny" turtle card. The color combo is great.

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  129. I really like the turtle card. The colors and the design and beautiful.

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  130. both of your cards are great, LOVE the turtle! great coloring!
    Susan

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  131. Love your turtle!! Gorgeous watercoloring.

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  132. Smiling fruits !? I would never come up with such an idea. Great job!

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  133. Your apples look so yummy and delicious!!! Love it!

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  134. So fun to add the faces to the apples - and love your color choices!

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  135. How cute! Love the happy little apples

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  136. So playful and uplifting!!! I could see using these for teachers cards!!! Love your watercoloring too!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  137. What cute cards! Love those smiley apples!

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  138. What adorable cards, and what cute stamp sets! thanks for sharing

    ~Gin K.~

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  139. Love the cards! This release has so many cute things to choose from.

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  140. Great cards. I love the way you did the apples.

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  141. Hi Heather, Love the cards! Love how you added the smiley faces to the apples! And the turtle is so sweet!

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  142. Those smiling apples are so cute! And I love the splatters of ink on the background. The turtle card is adorable, too! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  143. Beautiful cards and your water coloring is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

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  144. I love these pri tables. The only bad thing about them is how quickly they sell out! Thanks for the lovely work.

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  145. Beautiful cards - love the cute faces!

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  146. Love your cards -- so well done! the colors are fabulous - makes me want to get coloring !!

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  147. Beautiful cards!Fabulous coloring!And this turtle is adorable!:)

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  148. Your cards are just too cute. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

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  149. SQUEAL!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your AMAZING Designs and the New Release!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  150. Such great projects! I love the watercolor pieces which are already printed as I love to color!

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  151. Love these cards, they are adorable. The turtle is too cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  152. Love these cards, need to learn to water color better

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  153. I love the smiling faces on your fruit, I wanna say they are peaches but you can call them what you like they still look fabulous!

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  154. Your fruity face card is totally awesome and I absolutely adore the under the sea turtle 🐢 card! TFS!

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  155. Very sweet and colorful cards!

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