Friday, January 13, 2017

SSS Hey Love Blog Hop and Giveaway

Good morning! So happy to be joining in today with a wonderful little blog hop to celebrate the the Hey Love release from Simon Says Stamp - this actually came out the end of December, but never got the attention of a blog hop because of the holidays - so, now is it's time to shine!


This release, as you would expect, is full of fun Valentine and Love theme products! First up, I have this little card using the very unique Heart Fold Wafer Die:


I cut it once out of pattern paper, then once from 80lb Neenah cardstock, and sandwiched them together before folding them out. I die cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die, adhered the front parts of the heart with foam adhesive to hold it in place, and backed the opening with some vellum.


Added a sentiment from Hey Love Stamp Set heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock and mounted with some foam tape, added a few enamel dots, mounted again with foam over the back pattern paper, and added some jute twine to finish off! 


And finally, I have a couple easy cards that I put together with the fun Suzy's Take My Heart Watercolor Doodles Paintable Prints that I watercolored with Zig watercolor markers.


These were super fun and relaxing to color! And handy having them all printed and prepared to easily grab and work on when I had some spare time!


On this one, I added a bunch of Glossy Accents to the water in the bottom of the vase, and Stickles on the roses - just a simple way to add some interest and texture.


And then this one - I added Glossy Accents to the big words and centers of the flowers, then Stickles again on the heart and edges of the flowers.


I die cut them both with Stitched Rectangles, and adhered them to some pretty colored cardstock for a nice flat card that is easy to mail.


Now...there is a super fun prize up for grabs! Simon Says Stamp is offering a $25 gift certificate at each stop along the hop! Winner will be drawn Monday January 16th from comments left here on the blog - make sure and leave an email address to make it easier for to contact you if you are the lucky winner! 

Here is the entire blog hop line-up:

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!!!



467 comments:

  1. Very lovely cards - love the layers of the first one, and the coloured cards are very sweet, and a lovely taste of Spring in the winter!

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  2. So pretty. Loving the inspiration on the hop.

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  3. Love the watercolour doodles, great to just sit and colour with no need to stamp. Great cards.

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  4. Love the coloring and designs of these cards. So many ideas and techniques. Thanks you for sharing:)

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  5. wow love all your card. have to get some new dies.

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  6. My favorite thing on your cards is the two-tone heart on the first one. Awesome!

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  7. I love the color combo on your first card!

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  8. Love your choice of colors. The grey pink and black really make a stunning card.

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  9. Love all the elements of design of your first card!

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  10. Your cards are all beautiful, but the first one is so unique. Wonderful color and pattern combinations. Isn't this a wonderful release?!

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  11. I am loving this doodle look! fantastic work !

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  12. These pre-printed panels make those last minute cards so easy.

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  13. Such beautiful cards Heather!! Those prints are awesome!! You have colored them beautifully!!

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  14. I love what you did with these cards! Beautiful!

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  15. Water colored cards are my obsession so I LOVE those examples. So pretty.

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  16. Wonderful heart design card and I like your watercoloring on the panels.

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  17. Love the unique hear die! So interesting.

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  18. Oh wow! Stunning Valentine's cards!!! Love them!!!

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  19. Beautiful as always. Love that these are cas cards

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  20. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  21. Pink and black, so classy. Love all your cards.

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  22. The pink and black go so well together and the black makes the pink pop and give it a chic look. Love the use of the heart die I don't have this one and am looking to purchase. Thank you!

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  23. Beautiful cards! Love the watercoloring.

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  24. Pink, black and grey have always been a favorite combination of mine! Perfect for a Valentine.

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  25. So pretty! Loving this release!! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. I love watercoloring, but can not get such great results. Love your cards.

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  27. Such a fun release from SSS!! These products make for quick results. Love your technique!!

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  28. Love how you used the heart die and the watercolor prints are so pretty and easy to use.

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  29. This is a great release and those are great cards! TFS!

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  30. Love these cards! What a great release from SSS!

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  31. Your cards are so cute! I am getting so many ideas from the Hop - thank you!

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  32. I really like the way your first one turned out. I like the cute and fold over. Thank you!

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  33. I really like these cards. Great job!

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  34. Love the layering in your cards! Very fun cards today.

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  35. The watercolor prints are super cute! They look like they're fun to color. You're original card is adorable too and I love the mix of patterns :)

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  36. Great release. Nice cards. I really like the heart fold die.

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  37. Great colors for some pretty cards

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  38. Fabulous cards Heather! I love the fold-over heart die - very cool! Great coloring of the watercolor doodle cards. Fun creations!

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  39. Great cards! Love the patterned paper you used on your first card with the die.

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  40. I love that first card. I'm such a sucker for a plaid and the combo of the pink and black is great!

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  41. Beautiful cards. Love the heart fold die.

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  42. I love lol the patterns in the first card. It is beautiful!

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  43. Nice cards! Really fun heart die cut! Great job!

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  44. Great use of the heart fold die, and I love the colours.

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  45. Very beautiful! Love the muted colors you used! TFS

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  46. So pretty! Love the pink & black combo.

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  47. What a fun heart die!Love your cards.

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  48. What a delightful card. Thanks for sharing

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  49. Super cute thank you for sharing

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  50. Wow! Love the Heart Fold and the colors you used! Thanks, Denise

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  51. Like how you used black for a stunning card as well as your wonderful coloring on the other creations.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  52. I love your cards. I appreciate that you shared Suzy's watercolor prints. They seem to be something a novice like me can handle without a bunch of supplies.

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  53. I love how you did something different and used the heart die to make little windows by folding back half the heart. Cute design. Also the use of the watercolor prints is a great idea. TFS

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  54. Amazing cards!!! So bright and beautiful!!!

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  55. I am LOVING your watercoloring!

    Lindseyfrizzell2@gmail.com

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  56. Gorgeous cards! Love the water coloring.

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  57. Your cards are beautiful and coloring is wonderful!

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  58. Great cards--really love your Zig coloring!

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  59. Such pretty cards and I love the soft colors. The panels are such awesome and fun designs.

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  60. Love your amazing coloring! Thanks.

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  61. Super cute cards, the top one is my favorite!

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  62. these are all so colorful, I love them!

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  63. Great cards, I love pink and black together!

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  64. Love the water colored cards! The die cut on your first card is wonderful!

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  65. I really like the design and colors you used on your first card...striking!

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  66. The cards are all great. I love the folding heart.

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  67. love the partial die cut heart and black and pink colors :)

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  68. Love the cards made with Suzy's Watercolor Doodles.

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  69. Great cards .... Great job <3

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  70. The yellow rose bouquet is so beautiful!

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  71. The yellow rose bouquet is so beautiful!

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  72. Super cute cards! Love your coloring! Thanks for sharing!

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  73. Thank you for sharing your work with us

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  74. Ahhhh.... wonderful work with this lovely kit!

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  75. Your cards are wonderful! You made the ready to color cards look very elegant--I appreciate all the helpful hints for making them stand out. I also like what you did the the heart die--it's a beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing! (Peg)

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  76. So bright and just makes me think of spring. ( I can't wait for spring). Love these1

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  77. I really love the cut out card! So clever.

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  78. Beautiful use of colors on all your cards. Lovely

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  79. lovely cards - and your coloring is wonderful!

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  80. Nice work, thanks for the inspiration :)

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  81. Love the patterns in the first card. Just awesome!!!!!

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  82. So beautiful! Love the watercolor look!

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  83. Thanks for showing the Heart fold die. I couldn't imagine how it worked until I saw your card.

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  84. I love how bright and fun your cards are! Outstanding!

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  85. Lovely coloring... so unique and fun!

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  86. love the white/black/pink scheme on your valentine - so classy

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  87. So pretty and love the folded heart

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  88. Lovely cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  89. This is just the inspiration I have been waiting for! I purchased most of the 'Hey Love' release and am ready to spread some love! Thank you Heather!

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  90. Super cards...the first one ..loved the colors and the "color Book" cards were lovely!

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  91. Beautiful cards. I especially like the flower bouquet card.

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  92. I just love crafting for Valentine's Day! Your designs and these products are beautiful!

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  93. Perfect stamps for colouring in. I love what you've done with them.

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  94. Great cards, especially like the heart die and how you used it!

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  95. Great cards and highlighting a great product. (What a great idea...)

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  96. LOVE the 1st card!!!! I am not a fan of the preprinted cards to color but you did an Amazing job on coloring them!!!!!

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  97. Such a great release. I can't wait to see what everyone makes!!

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  98. Love your card using the heart fold dye. This is now a "must have" dye.

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  99. Love the chevron pattern with the black lined boarder! Beautiful!

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  100. Love the flowers in the vase.
    Makes me want Spring NOW!

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  101. Your cards are so pretty! LOVE the yellow roses are lovely and the stickles on them is a great touch! Your Heart Fold card is so fun! I really need this die! TFS!

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  102. The first card has so much deminsio love all,the coloring

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  103. Such creative cards. I love the different ways you used your supplies.

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  104. Beautifully simple cards. Love them all.

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  105. You inspire me to keep up that watercoloring!

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  106. Your cards are so pretty. I need to do more water coloring!!

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  107. Thanks for using the heart fold die. I really want to get it and seeing how it looks on a card has sealed my decision, and you have given me some great inspiration on how to use it.

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  108. Love your cards. Quite stunning.

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  109. fun project I can actually do with my girl

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  110. Really beautiful cards. Especially love the water colored ones.

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  111. The pink and black on the first one is classic. Always a winner in my book.

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  112. not sure if I posted earlier or not. I really love the spring feeling to the cards. Love them

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  113. Thanks for using that die in your first card! Lovely!

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  114. Fabulous work on your
    cards, so pretty. The
    colored panels look
    neat.
    Carla from Utah

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  115. Beautiful cards. I love the pink, black and white one the most. The lattice bg is so striking.

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  116. Very nice cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  117. I am so taken with your heart fold design ... so very lovely !!!

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  118. Heather, love your two-toned open heart with Hugs & Kisses and how you tied in all the black to make it even richer. Your colored cards are so fun and pack a punch.

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  119. I absolutely love the bouquet cards!

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  120. Wow fantastic cards, Heather! Love seeing what you've created with the products from this wonderful release!

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  121. I love the details on the hugs and kisses card! So perfect.

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  122. I love the bright cheerful colors on the third card!

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  123. Besutifful water coloring. Love that first card

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  124. So adorable! Love your colors and these are just so cute. Thank you!

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  125. These are beautiful! I love the bright colors on the last two.

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  126. Lovely cards - beautiful water coloring!

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  127. I am glad SSS came back to these after the holidays. Lots of great stuff here. That heart fold is pretty cute and I do adore the doodle pages. Thanks for sharing.

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  128. Beautiful cards. I love your color choices.

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  129. These are all so fun! Your heart card is gorgeous! i love the printed designs too- always great for coloring/relaxing time & they really make lovely cards!

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  130. Fun cards. Love that new die.

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  131. Great new realese. Beautiful cards

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  132. Lovely card! I love pink & black combination!

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  133. Your cards are all wonderful - thanks so much for sharing!

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  134. Great first card layout -- fun font coloring on the others. Well done!

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  135. I love your yellow flower card. Terrific ideas. Thanks so much!

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  136. the first card is gorgeous! Loved the way you used the die and patterned paper! That die is perfect for double-sided patterned paper :)

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  137. The pink and black really complement each other. I loved the color scheme on the first card.

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  138. Soft and pretty. I love how they all match.

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  139. Love these cards - colors are so pretty!

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  140. Thanks for sharing these cards. Beautiful.

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  141. Stunning cards with both soft and vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  142. Love all three cards! Thank you for sharing and the inspiration!

    Debbie Niemeyer

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  143. I love to color! I'm not brave enough to send then out as cards yet...although, I send out cards I have painted on and isn't that the same thing? I may have just had an epiphany. Your cards are great, by the way.

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