Thursday, March 31, 2011

Welcome to the Lily Pad Cards Blog Hop!

                                                      
Welcome to stop #28, the final stop on day 4 of the Lily Pad Cards Blog Hop!  Lily Pad Cards is a new challenge blog that will feature interviews, articles, videos, challenges, great prizes, and more!

You should have arrived here from sweet Ashley's blog.  The Hop features 7 blogs each day.  It started Monday, March 27 and will finish tomorrow, Friday, April 1, with the grand opening of Lily Pad Cards!  Although Lily Pad doesn’t officially open until tomorrow, you’ll be able to see a new sneak peek every day until then. And there are three prize packages with a total retail value of over $800 - including a $100 gift certificate to a very popular online store! Go here for specific prize details and contest rules.

Our Hop’s theme is "Welcome" because we are welcoming Lily Pad Cards to the neighborhood, and we’re also welcoming all of you to come and join in all the fun!  I am so honored to be a member of the Design Team of Lily Pad Cards, and to get to work with the other amazingly talented design team members!

Here is my first Welcome card for you all:


supplies: white cardstock, Hero Arts CG215 Wreath of Leaves, peeled paint and shabby shutters distress inks, 3 different shades of pink BoBunny dotted papers (Tutu, Passion Fruit and Blush), and reverse of Avocado Dot, Die-namics die-cut rolled roses, Really Reasonable Ribbon dotted grosgrain ribbon, Hero Arts CH173 Hearts Accent Pearls, computer generated sentiment using "Old Script" font

While I was at it, I made you another version, just changing up a few elements:


supplies: white. aqua and green cardstock, Hero Arts CG215 Wreath of Leaves, peeled paint and shabby shutters distress inks, digital bird from Grapics Fairy, Inkadinkado #97194 Nest, watercolor pencils, computer-generated sentiment (Old Script font), hand-dyed seam binding, faded jeans distress ink, Hero Arts CH165, white Art Flower, the Paper Studio flower brad

In thinking about the theme, my mind went to the wreaths that I hang on our front door and change with the seasons - it is my way of saying welcome to my friends when they come to visit.  Thank you so much for visiting me today! 

Tomorrow at 9:00 am EST, you can start the Hop again at the Penny Black Blog, and if you follow along you'll end up at the brand new Lily Pad Cards Blog as it officially opens!  If you hit a bad link, you can always go to Lily Pad Cards  and click on the next link in the hop. Please report any bad links to webmaster@inlinkz.com.  Happy Hopping!

171 comments:

  1. such beautiful cards!
    congrats on being a part of the Lily Pad team!

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  2. These are stunning!! Love the pink version more..absolutely gorgeous!!
    Thank you for the warm warm welcome!!
    Hugs
    Tejal

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  3. Beautiful!!! Absolutely beautiful!!!

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  4. Beautiful cards, Lin! So excited to pad-mates with you. :)

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  5. Both are so beautiful, Lin! LOVE the pink roses on your first beautiful wreath and what a great idea! The second wreath is so pretty and springlike with the nesting birds!

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  6. Both of your wreaths do indeed say WELCOME, Lin! Love your cards, as always. Congrats, again, on being on the Lily Pad DT - they are lucky to have you!!

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  7. I forgot to say... So happy to be on the DT with you!!!

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  8. Both of your cards are simply stunning!

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  9. Beautiful cards Lin!!! So fun to see you on this hop:) and still chuckling over the HA thread the other day!!! TEASER!

    And I also hang wreaths on my front door... Although, I do not have a spring one yet... going to have to work on that! I have Fall, Christmas and a 4th of July one...

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  10. LOVE your Cards Lin...Congrats on the DT position!! Hugs....

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  11. Wonderful cards, Lin! Such a versatile design, loving both versions! I'm so happy to be sharing DT duties with you...
    blessings!

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  12. The wreath is so nice and love the variation of the decoration. Stamp could be used all year long.

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  13. Very nice cards. Love the colors. :)

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  14. Huge congrats on being part of the Lily Pad dt Lin!!! Both cards are so beautiful!! I love to to change the wreaths on our front door with the changing seasons too :) Hugs, Robin

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  15. These are beautiful! Two different looks with the same wreath stamp. Love the paper flowers in the first, says Spring!

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  16. Oh, that first card has my favorite colors! So gorgeous, Lin! And I love the birds in the second card! Always enjoy your talent and congrats on being part of this new design team. . .so happy for you! :)

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  17. Just gorgeous! Love your welcome wreaths!!! :) HUGS!

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  18. the wreaths are so nice ! and the flowers too :-)

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  19. LIN...my friend....
    Your cards are SIMPLY THE BEST!!!! I love them both and CONGRATS on being apart of the Lily Pad DT!!!

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  20. What wonderful cards. I love that you showed two very different versions using the same stamp.

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  21. These are just perfect Lin! Love how you used that sweet wreath stamp!!! Jo x

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  22. love both cards - but especially the robins. congratulations on being part of lily pad!

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  23. Wow wow!! What a treat to see these two FABULOUS cards at the last hop today! Love your use of the wreath!! Both are so beautiful and charming--so welcoming and so YOU!! I {heart} this!!!!!

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  24. These are beautiful cards. Congrats and I look forward to seeing you at the pond!

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  25. Just gorgeous Lin...Love that pink color and actually I really like both your cards. TFS. Congrats :)

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  26. Beautiful card!! Love that wreath and how you created such different designs. Blessings to you!

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  27. Lin! You have done it once again. Such lovely wreath cards and I love that it is how you welcome folks to your home as well. Love how different the details are - all for such lovely results. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Lin,
    Absolutely gorgeous cards, congratulations on being on the design team too!

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  29. Very stylish cards! Love the effect of the two distress inks combined. Thanks for sharing :)

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  30. Really love the rolled flowers, Lin, and also your take on the wereath with the birds and nest. Lovely!

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  31. Your cards are lovely. I like very much their romantic and sweet style! Thank you very much for the inspiration!!!

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  32. Two lovely cards Lin, very beautiful welcome wreaths!

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  33. These are both so beautiful. You did a fabulous job on these - truly inspired.

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  34. I love the pink wreath card...so elegant and beautiful!

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  35. Gorgeous Cards Lin! I'm so exited for tomorrow!

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  36. Lovely cards Lin. I love the softness of each card, and the colours are wonderful.

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  37. Last, but never least, Lin! Your cards are gorgeous and the wreath is such a symbol of Welcome! congratulations on your new role with Lily Pad!!

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  38. Love the pink and the little flowers! The birds are precious too! Beautiful cards Lin!

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  39. I am not sure if my post got to you or not..... I love both cards, the colours and vintagey feel are wonderful.

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  40. Both cards are beautiful, Lin. I recognized the Hero Arts wreath - love that stamp. Thanks for sharing some different ways to use it.

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  41. Love what you did with the wreath of leaves stamp!

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  42. Totally wow'd by these cards! They are so beautiful! Love that wreath stamp...so versatile and I think its a must have! The flowers and the birds and the eggs are so pretty! TFS!
    hugs,
    joni

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  43. Lin, these are so gorgeous. Great idea to use wreaths and adore those little roses. Beautiful.

    Congrats on your new "spot" with Lily Pad - enjoy your day. Hugs, Deirdre

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  44. Oh Lin! Both cards makes me want to go out and buy some Spring dresses like right now!! You know I adore pink and green together, and your bird card is most elegant! Congratulations on being a Lily Pad DT member, enjoy and have fun!

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  45. 2 adorable cards Lin - love them both!

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  46. So pretty. Love the way you used the wreath stamp, and those birds look like they can fly away.

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  47. Wow both of your welcome cards are gorgeous!

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  48. Beautiful! Love the flowers on the first one :) Following!

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
    http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

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  49. Thank You so much for sharing these beautiful cards!!!!

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  50. Just gorgeous, Lin! That pink and green wreath card is so YOU!!!

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  51. What beautiful cards...very delicate such beautiful colours!!!!!

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  52. Your cards are just Beautiful. Love them!!! :0)

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  53. Two Beauties Lin! Lily Pad looks like fun!

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  54. Lin, your wreath cards are gorgeous. I love that stamp and you have used it to perfection.

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  55. Both of these cards are wonderful, Lin. I love the added elements to your wreath - What a beautiful welcome! The colors, softness and renewed life...love it!
    (Jenifer Ann)

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  56. Just GORGEOUS! Spring is in the air!!!! LOVE!

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  57. love how you got two looks out of one stamp.

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  58. Oh my goodness, Lin. These wreath cards are stunning. I especially like the second card with those lovely birds. I am not technical enough to do digital papercrafting, and am so appreciative of those who can use it so beautifully. Great job!

    I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  59. Both your cards are absolutely gorgeous. I can't decide which one I like better.

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  60. Absolutely gorgeous cards, Lin! Great coloring on the birds and the matching eggs!

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  61. beautiful cards!!! absolutely stunning!

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  62. Eee - these are both delicious Lin! Both so pretty and full of springtime love. TFS, hugs, Ruth S

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  63. Lin , very great creation with the wreath the roses so sweet and the birds one is so elegant.Two lovely cards!
    hugs
    doreen

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  64. These are so delightful and fresh . . . makes one feel like spring!

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  65. Both cards are so very beautiful Lin! I adore the rosettes on the first, and the second card, wow, just stunnning to combine the wreath with the birds and a nest! Beautiful Lin!

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  66. Such beautiful cards! Love the pink one =) TFS!

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  67. Lovely cards - anyone would love to receive such a treat in the mail! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  68. Gorgeous cards, Lin! I love it when someone shows more than one way to use a stamp. Love your flowers on the first card. And the second one is so "spring-y". TFS! Congrats on being on the Lily Pad DT!

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  69. What a sweet way to say welcome!

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  70. Absolutely stunning Lin, really love both cards but the pink is my fav!!

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  71. Lovely cards! Like the idea behind them! Happy crafting. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  72. LOL Lin,
    The irony that I find your card. I just hung a wreath on my front door yesterday and 2 little birds have already chosen it for their home! How sweet and then I find your card..it's perfect!! Beautiful card and thank you for sharing your amazing talent.

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  73. What sweet and pretty cards, Lin! The wreaths are such a wonderful welcome and I love how you embellished them both! Big congrats on your DT postion too!

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  74. Oh, both cards are absolutely beautiful!! I love the wreath ;D

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  75. Stunningly gorgeous cards Lin, as usual, as I always love your work, most times I can identify out your cards without looking at your name!!
    Anyway, love both versions of your welcome wreath. Both springy and happy and welcoming!!
    Great concept.

    Thanks for your inspiration

    Donna Przy....

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  76. both of these cards are sooo beautiful. I don't know which I like better but I am so very partial to cute bird cards and your's is so wonderful looking. just love them.

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  77. So gorgeous! I love the wreath stamped several times without re-inking the stamp. I'm so glad I visited your blog for the first time.

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  78. Your cards are really beautiful!

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  79. Your wreath cards are perfect welcome cards! TFS

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  80. great cards I love all of them but the first one is so so beautiful =P

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  81. Wow Lin! Your cards are beautiful! Congrats on the DT. They are so lucky to have you!

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  82. I love love love your cards! The one with paper roses is so pretty :)

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  83. Both cards are soo lovely, Lin! I love the soft colors! Thanks for sharing :)

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  84. Double the pleasure! Spring has sprung!!!

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  85. Great idea to use the wreath stamp on these cards. I like them both!
    Gorgeoua cards Lin, love your style!

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  86. These are gorgeous!!! So beautiful colors and style :))

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  87. Wow, such beautifull cards. Love yor take on the wreath stamp and that rolled roses...I want that die, too.

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  88. What wonderful cards !

    mitch1066@gmail.com

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  89. Hi Lin

    Wow to lovely, lovely cards. I've had fun on this blog hop seeing all your lovely creations. Roll on launch day tomorrow!

    Tina

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  90. Beautiful cards, Lin. Love that wreath stamp...can see using that for a lot of themes and seasonal cards. TFS! Great roses!!!

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  91. Girlfriend, you definitely got the chops! Thank you so much for all your help and support, your DT creations, being on our hope, and just being YOU. Love you, Linny! *smooches* ~ Deborah

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  92. Both cards are so beautiful. I love that wreath stamp. Margaret K.

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  93. Absolutely stunning, Lin! I LOVE them both! You have impeccable style-we are so lucky to have you! {hugs}

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  94. WOW both your cards are gorgeous, and I definately look forward to see a lot more of your work too in the future on this new blog. I love the warm and clean look in both cards, and they sure makes me feel welcome here, that´s for sure. Wonderful work.

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  95. OMGosh, both cards so beautiful! Love what you did with the wreaths, your colors, your flowers and birds!

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  96. Both of your cards are fabulous, I love that spring is in the air!

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  97. You have created 2 very beautiful cards. I have this stamp and haven't used it yet. Thanks so much for the awesome inspiration!

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  98. Beautiful! I love the wreaths! Very Spring and welcoming!

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  99. I am so happy for you Lin...being on the design team!! AND your cards are always so amazing...and as you know I love visiting your blog!!

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  100. Goodness your cards are stunning! Thanks for sharing!

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  101. Wonderful cards, but I think I'm partial to the birds, so lovely. Thanks for the stop at your pad. Patti

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  102. I love both cards, Lin! So beautiful, each in a different way. Love the rolled roses and the pretty birds!

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  103. These cards are breathtaking! I LOVE them!

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  104. Lin, both of these cards are absolutely beautiful, I can't decide which I like more...both are so fresh and clean and now I am going back for another look because I just can't resist!

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  105. I love both version of your cards. Both color is great!

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  106. Gorgeous cards... I love the wreath of leaves stamp!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  107. Oh my--these wreath cards are gorgeous!

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  108. These are the truely GORGEOUS "Lin" cards I excpect to see!!! LOVE the dimension you have added!!

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  109. Oh Lin these are wonderful!!!

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  110. i'm so loving that wreath stamp!! love it!!

    tfs

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  111. Love your cards. can't decide which one I like the best. They are both awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  112. Both of your cards are gorgeous. I like the birds the best, simply because I am not a big fan of pink. However those pink rolled roses really makes it pop. TFS

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  113. Gorgeous cards!!!!! Love your flowers!

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  114. Lin, these are absolutely gorgeous!!!!

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  115. Lin they are two beautiful cards. I always love visiting your blog & don't get here often enough! Congrats on being a part of the Lily Pad blog hop xoxoxoxoxo

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  116. beautiful cards! COngratulations on being part of the DT!

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  117. Both of these are gorgeous, Lin!

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  118. Love both of these cards congrats you will be an asset to the team Karen TB Ontario

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  119. Your cards are absolutely beautiful. I love the wreath and how you did the birds so differently and the colors are gorgeous. I hope you teach classes cuz if you don't you should--you are that good!

    Joanie

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  120. These are both pure sweetness. So much love and thought went into these two cards, and it shows.

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  121. Oh Lin, when I first saw these truly beautiful masterpieces I was drooling, they are so so beautiful, hugs!

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  122. Love what you did with the wreath.

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  123. Both of you cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love the wreath and how you changed it up for both cards.

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  124. Wow stunning just beautiful. Love the colors, details, really thought out.

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  125. Lin, both cards are stunningly beautiful! The flowers on the 1st one are fantastic and the birds and the ribbon on the 2nd card are lovely!

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  126. Beautiful cards! And this is one of my all time favourite stamps, too. It's hard to believe that it was released as a Christmas stamp. These cards really do 'welcome spring'! ;-)

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  127. Both of your cards are stunning, and I especially loke the one with the roses!

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  128. The wreath is such a welcoming sign, lovely cards, thank you for sharing

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  129. beautiful beautiful cards, Lin!!! love them!

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  130. Okay I so want that wreath stamp now! LOL!! Love your cards!

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  131. Wow Lin -- your cards are drop-dead gorgeous. They just took my breath away. Thanks so much for sharing your talent today. You have inspired me.

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  132. On the basis of these two cards I have decided to follow your blog. Beautiful!

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  133. Wwowowowowowowo Sista!!!!! I have to say this is the best I have ever seen this wreath...pinky swear!! Both cards are so elegant and so Linesque!! Delighted to be on the team with you. Hugs, Kathy

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  134. Beautiful - I especially love the birds.

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  135. I love these wreaths Lin!! Your gorgeous pink paper roses are perfect!! And those bluebirds are definitely welcoming in Spring time too!! (Though I'm loving welcoming in Autumn down here, lol). xx

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  136. Gorgeous cards Lin.... and I was so pleased to hear that you are on the DT for this site... congrats my friend.... you will be awesome.

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  137. Thanks you for sharing your ideas and cards with us they r great

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  138. Wow! Lovely cards! Great use of the hero arts stamp!!!

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  139. What a fab and versatile stamp the wreath of leaves!!! Both beautiful cards! Enjoying the hop,
    Robin

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  140. Both are so Beautiful...Lin! But my fave is the first card too :)

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  141. What beautiful cards! I love the wreath and the way you changed up the images. Gorgeous!
    *smiles*
    debbi

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  142. As always, BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    Mary Anne

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  143. Great idea with the wreaths being a sign of welcome! I love both cards, the flowers on the first card and the stamping are just gorgeous! The birds, my goodness, the birds are beautiful! I love both these cards, Lin. Fabulous work:)

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  144. I lose those cards, I like the pink and green together and I love the little birds and bird nest I also like the blues in that one.

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  145. Lin, I adore both of them!! Wonderful uses of that wreath stamp...and just so you!!!

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  146. Love the pink roses -- pretty cards as usual :)

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  147. hi lin! both cards are equally stunning!! spring is definitely in your lovely cards!

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  148. Your cards are STUNNING - real works of art! Just beautiful!

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  149. wow these wreath cards are REALLY beautiful!! love the flowers and sweet birds!

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  150. Both of your cards are so cheerful! I wish spring were as cheerful here. :)

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  151. both cards are beautiful. thanks for inspring me with the way u use wreath. :)

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  152. Oh Lin what beautiful card, welcome to Spring indeed :)

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  153. Both gorgeous cards! I love the two different looks!

    Arabella

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  154. gorgeous cards Lin.. soo beautiful flower wreath and the birdies are adorable!! congrats on being DT and looking forward to the next awesome cards.. :)

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  155. Wow, these are gorgeous! Your bluebirds have stolen my heart! ;)

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