Thursday, April 12, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By Release Blog Hop


Welcome to my little stop on Day 1 of the Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop, featuring our newest release, Fluttering By!

You should have arrived here from Melissa Phillips' blog.  If you have just happened upon me today and want to start the hop from the beginning, go to the Simon Says Stamp blog We'll be giving away a $25.00 gift certificate at every stop on the hop, so don't forget to leave a comment!  The winners will be announced at the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog next Wednesday, April 18.

My first card features the sweet Center Cut Flowers.  This is a large cling stamp with a square border of flowers and this smaller circular bunch inside it, which is removable and can be stamped separately.  When I first looked at this stamp, my mind went immediately to an old-fashioned tussy-mussy, a little handheld bouquet of violets encircled in a doily.

Center Cut Flowers

supplies: white, periwinkle, and black card stock, Bristol paper, Simon's Center Cut Flowers and Hope dies, Spectrum Aqua markers and water, Tim Holtz Doily embossing folder, purple adhesive genstones

Since we've been having an extended winter, my "hope" is that spring arrives soon!

My next card uses the Stitching Butterflies dies.

Stitched Butterfly

supplies: white, black, and pink cardstock, dps from MFT Plaid Patterns Merry & Bright and Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes pads, Simon's Stitching Butterflies dies, Stitched Rectangle dies, and sentiment from Beautiful Day, adhesive strips

Here's a closer look to see the stitching detail on one of the butterflies (there are 2 in the set).  And I carried the stitching theme throughout the card by using the Stitched Rectangles.

Stitched Butterfly closeup


And finally, I received a new stencil, called New Beginnings.

New Beginnings

supplies: white and Green Apple cardstock, Simon's New Beginnings stencil, sentiment from Beautiful Day, Stitched Rectangle die, gathered twigs, twisted citron, and worn lipstick distress inks, finger dauber and Fantastix to apply inks through the stencil

That's it from me - your next stop is at the amazing Kathy Racoosin's blog.  I know she'll have something scrumptious to show you!

Here's the Hop order for today:


234 comments:

  1. I just adore those butterflies! beautiful work!

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  2. Very sweet and pretty cards. Love the new release.

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  3. Thank you, your cards are so pretty. Such wonderful colors!

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  4. Super beautiful cards!! I love the first floral one so much! :)

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  5. Such pretty cards :) those butterflies make me happy. Awesome release!!

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  6. Purple being my favorite color, I am in love with your
    violets. The pink butterflies with the plaid are lovely and I love the New Beginnings stencil. Your cards are all beautiful.

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  7. such beautiful work - love these butterflies:)

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  8. Pretty cards! I really love the tree withe the fluttering dots falling off.

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  9. Beautiful cards! I love what you did with the tree stencil, that's amazing.

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  10. Cute cards! I like the first one with the doily. Great idea.

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  11. Gorgeous cards Lin, I love that centre cut flower stamp so pretty.

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  12. Those dies are just beautiful - love the cards.

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  13. Lin, your cards are ALL wonderful and you used my top three picks from my wish list! ♥ that, a fantastic job on all of them! TFS!

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  14. I love the stitching on the butterflies! Your cards are really nice. Well thought out and thoroughly executed

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  15. All three cards are just beautiful.

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  16. Wow! Your cards are really beautiful. Loved your cards and the colors really made your cards shine. (Almost had to put my sun glasses on) LOL Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.

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  17. Beautiful cards! Love this release! Thanks Diane

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  18. Oh my!!! Your cards and colouring are totally gorgeous!!!

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  19. Beautiful cards. So many things from this release that I want.

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  20. I like the simplicity of each card. They are really lovely!

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  21. These are fabulous! Really beautiful designs!

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  22. Love these beautiful cards, Lin!

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  23. I really like the card with the New Beginnings stencil. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. I particularly love the plaid card. Colors are great!

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  25. Cute cards! Thanks for inspiring!

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  26. Your cards are all fantastic! The first one has the perfect colors and the doily embellishment to pair with the sentiment....beautiful. I love the framing on the second card with the butterflies in the corners, it has a simplicity about it that allows for the bold colors and patterned paper to not get hidden. The third card has that soft, spring look to go perfectly with the sentiment. I love that you kept it flat with no dimension...a new beginning kind of feel.

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  27. Great cards and sentiments. Love the new release too. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Wonderful cards and love the new stamps!

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  29. Wonderful release & absolutely beautiful cards, Lin! You've inspired me!

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  30. Beautiful cards! I am especially loving that Doily Embossing Folder and put it right on my wish list!

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  31. I so have to get that tree stencil! Beautiful cards

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  32. GORGEOUS cards!! I love them all & will be ordering that awesome Center Cut Flowers set soon! Love everything about that card!

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  33. Wow all 3 are gorgeous. Im loving this release n i too need that flower cut out stamp. Ur cards are beautiful. Great job

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  34. I love your Tussie Mussie. My Mom used that word when we were going to prom. Thanks for the nostalgia.

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  35. Love all 3 cards!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  36. FABULOUS CARDS! The Center Cut Flower and Stitched Butterflies are my favorites in this new release. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.

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  37. I think the center cut flowers is my favorite of this release. All your cards are absolutely beautiful.

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  38. The tussie mussie inspired card is my favorite. The combo of blue and white always looks beautiful to me. Your other cards are just gorgeous, too, Lin!

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  39. Pretty cards! I really like the tree card a bunch.

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  40. I love your first card, I think this is my favorite stamp from the release. Gorgeous cards all around!!

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  41. Beautiful cards! Love the butterflies.

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  42. These are all so beautiful and colorful! This is a great stamp set.

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  43. Wow, these are all so different and so beautiful! I especially love the third card with the stencilled tree, but all of your makes are really gorgeous! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  44. Lovely cards! Those butterflies are quickly becoming a favorite of mine.

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  45. You've been really busy! All of these are just beautiful! :)

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  46. Gorgeous cards and inspiration, I love the beautiful butterflies on your second card!

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  47. Such pretty cards!! LOVE them all!!

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  48. Fabulous cards. Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing. This release is awesome.

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  49. All the cards are unique in their own way. I must say I would pick the butterflies because I love the little flutter creatures.

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  50. Beautiful cards using several different techniques.

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  51. I love the "tussy mussy" card. Those are my colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  52. The tree card is my favorite. Good job!

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  53. Gorgeous cards. Its hard to pick just one. They are all beautiful

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  54. Lin, you've made your examples shine! I love the flowers (Of course) and now I wish I had added that tree to my shopping cart...ah well there is always the wish list.

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  55. Your cards are beautiful ! I love the colors of the different cards.

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  56. All three are gorgeous cards, but my favorite is the tree one.

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  57. Such beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing...

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  58. Love the use of the doily on your Hope card

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  59. Fabulous set of cards! I love the Stitching Butterflies Wafer Dies. I love the sentiments your used.

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  60. I love that background stamp, and also that the center pops out to create a beautiful focal element, just as you have done! Its versatility is the thing that caught my eye immediately. Thank you for showing me what I knew was possible!

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  61. These are all great! I just love that tree stencil and stitched butterflies.

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  62. I really love that center cut flower stamp - you made it lovely

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  63. gorgeous cards Lin!! And I admit- I do know what a tussie mussie is:)

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  64. I liked the tree card best

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  65. The stitched rectangles and stitched butterflies complement each other perfectly. Beautiful cards!

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  66. Beautiful cards! I love the stitched butterflies, as well as the tree stencil.

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  67. Beautiful cards with awesome sentiments

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  68. Wow how gorgeous and that tree stencil is a must for us crafters! Looks like I need to place another SSS order, they will know my address by heart! 😉

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  69. All three cards are so lovely, each one with it's special touches! The stenciled tree turnout fantastic, I love the little pink buds.

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  70. Just love all your cards, Lin, but especially the stenciled tree one! So delicate & pretty!!

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  71. Thank you for sharing these pretty cards.

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  72. It's obvious you a card designer from your cards today. All the extra touches you add( doily behind the tussy mussy, stitched butterflies with stitched rectangle,and terrific use of the tree stencil) make your cards works of art. Thanks.

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  73. Love your cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  74. Your cards are all beautiful. I especially love the colors of the second one.

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  75. Very pretty cards. I like the doily on the first, the plaid and butterflies on the second and the stenciling on the last one.

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  76. I especially love the periwinkle floral card!!! I hope the stamp isnt sold out!!!

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  77. All three cards are wonderful, but the first one is just stellar!

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  78. Just beautiful cards. I love the pop of color on white. I love pink/green together and I'm mad for plaid. And those butterflies are amazing. Just lovely cards.

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  79. I love your cards. I just love the sentiment on the butterfly card. Thank you for sharing

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  80. Beautiful projects Lin!! I like especially the first one, the pretty flowers done in your signature blue color!

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  81. The doily makes the flowers pop

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  82. Gorgeous cards! Love the floral...love the butterfly...well, there's nothing I dislike. Everything is fantastic ♥

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  83. I'm with you! I hope Spring is on its way! hopefully your pretty cards will beckon it!

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  84. great talent shown here. Love them all and am eagerly awaiting spring.

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  85. Beautiful cards, love those butterflies.

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  86. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

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  87. There is snow in our weekend forecast again! :( But at least in crafty world, it's springy and colorful! :)

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  88. I love these cards thanks for sharing!

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  89. Like the variety of framing, faux stitching & coloring.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  90. Beautiful cards! Love those butterfly dies!

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  91. Lovely cards! I really like how you paired the stitched butterflies with a stitched frame!

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  92. The butterflies are so so cute. Beautiful!

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  93. Love each of your cards! So unique...great release! Thanks to all at SSS!!

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  94. Your cards are awesome. Thank you for sharing.

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  95. Such pretty cards. Each one is perfect in its color choices and layouts. Simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!

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  96. Beautiful cards! Thanms for sharing!

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  97. Amazing release and gorgeous cards ladies!!

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  98. Perfect card to welcome a much needed spring! These cards are lovely

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  99. Beautiful cards!!! great inspiration!

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  100. Beautiful cards. I love the images, dies, stencil.

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  101. Beautiful just beautiful. Thank you

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  102. Lovely cards! They're all such pretty designs, but my favorite is the one you made with the stencil! Each would be beautiful framed.

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  103. Lovely collection of cards. So many wonderful ideas.

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  104. Beautiful cards! I love the flowers, butterflies, and that awesome tree stencil!

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  105. Lin, I love how you used bling to fill the circles on the flower stamp! So pretty! And I love the layout and color combo of your butterfly card so much! Perfect simplicity! And I give you major credit for the stencil card. I would have made a mess of that, even with Fantastiks! Great job on all of them!

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  106. Very beautiful... makes me want to stamp and color
    Ldyjs@outlook.com

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  107. Your cards are beautiful. I have to get my hands on the butterfly dies you used. They are terrific! Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us!

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  108. I love all your beautiful cards! The butterflies and tree are amazing and I must have them!

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  109. Beautiful cards. Love butterflies.

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  110. Beautiful cards, perfectly executed! You so perfectly highlighted the new products. I have a soft spot for periwinkle so you captured my attention immediately with your first card.

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  111. Love the way you used this plaid paper. Really do love this butterfly die. Thank you for sharing your techniques.

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  112. All your cards are great, but I really like the first one. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  113. All of your cards are so pretty. As for the first one, the posies with the doily, we called them nosegays, go figure! Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

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  114. You really rocked that New Beginnings stencil. Beautiful job on all your cards.

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  115. The Butterflies are wonderful. I also like the tree stencil and you did a fantastic job on them all. Thank you for sharing.

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  116. Love your beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  117. What beautiful cards Lin, especially the tussie mussie one :-)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  118. My two favorites with this release are the center cut flowers and the stitched butterflies, and you showcased them beautifully. Thanks for some great inspirations.

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  119. Love the color choices. Very pretty use
    of the DP backgrounds. I have tons of DP
    and am always looking for ways to use it.
    -amy bishop

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  120. Thanks for taking the time to share your wonderful projects. They are lovely.

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  121. I love the plaid. Makes me think that spring will come!

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  122. such beautiful cards, I too am hoping that spring arrives soon as another winter storm approaches
    thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  123. I love your New Beginnings card. It just inspires hope within me!

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  124. Gorgeous cards! I especially love the butterflies with the plaid background!

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  125. Just ordered the stamp - excited to use it - love your colors.

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  126. Love the trees and butterfly... And that plaid is awesome

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  127. Your cards are amazing. Looking forward to trying that pastel look on my cards

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  128. What awesome cards! You really showcased the new release products.

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  129. All very lovely cards! I love the floral bouquet layered on top of the doily - such a lovely, fresh, Spring look!

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  130. Beautiful cards - they are all so lovely and fresh. They are a wonderful showcase for the new release!

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  131. All three of your cards are lovely; I am truly drawn to the first one though. That stamp is amazing and I am so excited to get it in the mail. I am really enjoying the inspiration you LIN, have given me with your card. I really also liked the stencil of the tree that you did. It is so soft and delicate but bold at the same time. Thank you for making such beautiful cards!

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  132. Beautiful Cards. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!!

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  133. the center cut flowers stamp is my absolute favorite from this release and love how you have created with it, Lin!

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  134. Very nice cards. When I first saw the center cut flowers stamp I didn't think I would like it but your card has helped change my mind. It is such a pretty flower.

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  135. Stunning work - I am in love with those butterflies - TFS and for this hop

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  136. All your cards are beautiful!! Love the flowers from the center of the stamp!!! Your coloring is superb on all the cards!

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  137. Such beautiful cards!! I love your card with the New Beginnings stencil!! It's so so pretty!!

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  138. Gorgeous!!! Love the periwinkle flowers!

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  139. Love the cards, especially the tree!

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  140. These butterflies are so great. Great cards.

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  141. Such pretty creations! Love the new butterfly too. Gorgeous!

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  142. All of your cards are so pretty. Thanks for sharing

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  143. Love your pretty cards. I think my favorite is the violets!

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  144. great cards, I love how the flowers match your logo banner (liverwort?)

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  145. thanks for sharing these beautiful ideas!

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  146. All three of your cards are great! I love the New Beginnings stencil.

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  147. Beautiful, simple designs. The violet bouquet is wonderful--will definitely use that idea!

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  148. Your HOPE card is fabulous! Love bouwith the doily! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  149. lovely cards, thanks for sharing :)

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  150. Beautiful cards! Love all the different designs!

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  151. Love your work, three beautiful cards!

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  152. These are such lovely cards...each unique, all so beautifully created. tfs

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  153. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your cards, Lin! The butterfly card is just gorgeous with that beautiful plaid cardstock paired with the green Watercolor Wishes is such a great combination! And those adorable butterflies really stand out on that awesome background!! Also, that tree you inked from the stencil is so awesome and makes a stunning card!!

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  154. lovely, Lin! The stenciled tree is just wonderful!

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  155. Love all your beautiful cards. I really like all the butterflies and tree card. All these gorgeous colors reply makes it feel more li,e spring.

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  156. I love all the cards, but the top one is my favorite. And the use of the doily is so beautiful.

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  157. The card with the tree is beautiful! But the pink and green one with the plaid paper and the stitched butterfly are my favorite. Love how that one turned out! Thanks for sharing!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!