Friday, February 19, 2016

Simon Says Stamp: Reason to Smile Hop



Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to Simon Says Stamp's Reason to Smile Blog Hop! 

You should have arrived here from the fantastic Nina-Marie Trapani's blog. If you are just popping in right in the middle you can start the hop here on the Simon Says Stamp blog

If the title wasn't a dead give away this awesome hop is to share the newest release, Reason To Smile, from Simon Says Stamp. Believe me, there are tons of reasons to smile about this. 
First, the products are fantastic. You can check out all the products just released here
Second, this hop is filled with so many amazing designers who are going to deliver endless inspiration for you. 
Three, this release is filled with loving kindness and encouragement. I mean, how could you not love that?! and four. . . .
Prizes. 

Yep. Prizes!!! 

Simon Says Stamp will be giving away prizes randomly drawn from the comments on every single hop on the stop. Comments are your friend. :) 

I have two cards and a video for you guys today. 
I was only going to share one but my son wanted to color yesterday and these Watercolor Paintables from Suzy are one of my favorite things to color. It's so easy! 



Aren't they just gorgeous? It makes it so easy to just sit down and do some easy stress free coloring. Nathan preferred Paw Patrol but we all have our things. ;) 

While I do love so many things from this release you know I'm a flower girl. 
Plus, SPRING. 

These Spring Flowers are just lovely. I had no choice but to use them. Remember what I was saying about being encouraging. This sentiment from the Choose Happy set is exactly what I'm talking about.  

I hope you guys enjoy the video. 


I love that this is simple and quick but still looks put together. My kind of card :) 


The next stop on the hop is the super talented Heather Hoffman! I know you can't wait to go see because I can't wait either!! See you over there :) 

Thanks for visiting! 





636 comments:

  1. such a faulous release ofcourse will result in fabulous projects! love those flowers with the little dash lines, i'm thinking to add a bee to this if i get this set, i think i might have to ;-) thanks for sharing your awesome work

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  2. Oh I looove your copic coloring, the blooms are just fab!

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  3. Wonderful coloring. Like how the flowers look w/ wonderful dimension. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  4. I love how much dimension you gave, it's wonderful

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  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE! If I had only known that you had magic unicorn powers sooner! You are a genius beautiful girl <3

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  6. These are both so pretty, Kelly! Just beautiful!

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  7. So beautiful, unique and creative! Fantastic job on both cards!

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  8. I have seen so many beautiful things done with the Spring Flowers set. It's hard to decide which one I like best but yours is right up there!

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  9. love your video, Kelly - The flowers look gorgeous and love the 3D effect you created. Also, Love your printables coloring and how you made the word 'bloom' look so dimensional:)

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  10. Love your cards. They are so beautiful.

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  11. Love all those pretty flowers! Wonderful spring cards!

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  12. This is a fabulous release and your card is so pretty! I am so ready for warm spring weather! :) thank you for the beautiful inspiration!

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  13. Absolutely love your second card. Beautiful words, lovely dimension!

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  14. Wow! I love this card. The colors on the flowers, the little bit of dimension on the flower and leaf, the colors you used in the background - it's simply gorgeous. I like the way you outlined some of the sentiment with the white gel pen, that's a great idea.

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  15. So gorgeous loved the background and the vibrant color pallet you chose... great share hoppin along hugs

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  16. Gorgeous colouring and love how you added outline to gives dimension on the flowers!

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  17. This is an understatement but...WOW!

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  18. Gorgeous card....love it! Thank you...

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  19. I really love your Spring Flowers card...

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  20. Such pretty cards! Love them both!

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  21. I love your color choices on the card. Beautiful, Kelly. The video was wonderful! Lots of great tips-thanks!

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  22. Wonderful spring feel to both these beauties!

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  23. You card are amazing - I just love all of the color in the first display card - so full of spring - makes me want spring now here in Michigan - Thanks for the hop and for sharing your work - have a blessed day!

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  24. Love this card! Thanks for sharing your techniques!

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  25. Spring flowers is my favorite from this release and you made a fantastic card with it!

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  26. Love these. ..both turned out so bright and colourful :)

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  27. OMGosh! I love both of these so much! :)

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  28. Your color choices are excellent and fun. I enjoyed both cards. Thanks so much!

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  29. So pretty! Love these cards! Thanks for providing the video.

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  30. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the video, I have saved the link to watch later but I love the final result, TFS Kelly!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  31. Gorgeous coloring on both cards. Have a lovely day!

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  32. Ooh I love your bright and vibrant cards!

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  33. Love your cards and the video. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  34. Love all the bright colors. Thank you for sharing!

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  35. Love the cards! What great inspiration!!

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  36. Your card is so beautiful. I have to have this flower set!

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  37. Oh my gosh those flowers are just gorgeous here! Beautiful work

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  38. Love the messages these sentiments convey. Your cards are breathtaking.

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  39. Such beautiful coloring, gorgeous stamps!

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  40. Such beautiful coloring! Lovely designs!

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  41. both of your cards are fantastic Kelly and love those sentiments

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  42. Aaagghhh my wifi is playing up so cannot watch the videos yet :-(. Love both your cards Kelly, so beautiful. love the spring flowers, my absolute fave.

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  43. Great cards and a fun blog hop! ;-)

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  44. Loving this blog hop ! Your cards are fantastic~!!

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  45. Beautiful cards and background. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Very pretty. Love the tip about the leaf with popping up just the center.

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  47. Just stunning as always, Kelly! Loooove the coloring.

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  48. looking all the beautiful card and projects I can't wait to get my product and get playing

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  49. These flowers are so pretty and unusual. Love both your cards

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  50. Very pretty! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  51. Love the way you outlined your sentiment with white gel pen. Really does make it pop.

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  52. Beautiful card! love the soft blending with the copics!!

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  53. I love, love, love what you've done with the flowers! Thanks for the very instructive and helpful video...

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  54. Liked how you bookended the word "bloom" in bright colours.

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  55. Great copic coloring! Really like this tulip stamp set. It'a amazing :)

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  56. Fantastic colouring techniques. Really effective.

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  57. A wonderful video and I love your card. Super pretty!

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  58. So pretty! I love your easy style, thanks for sharing.

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  59. Love love love! You chose the stamp set that is my favourite from this release too! Really like the colours too xxx thank you...Marcia xxx

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  60. I'm so glad to find your blog via the SSS blog hop. I love your cards they are so beautiful.
    I love the SSS Spring Flower stamps.

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  61. Just beautiful Kelly. Loved the video and the tips you've shared. Your card is so lovely!
    I thought it was so cute that you mentioned 'Paw Patrol'. I had never heard of it until recently. My 2 & 4 yr. old grandsons LOVE that cartoon and they love to colour with me too! So nice that you and your son do that as well! Love that!!!

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  62. Both cards are so beautiful - love the dimension you achieved! This is a great SSS release!

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  63. My favourite stamp from this new release!! /you really did it justice, I just love the daffodils.

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  64. Your cards are so vibrant! Love the second card with the two flowers to one side!

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  65. The watercolor panels
    are wonderful and love
    both of your creations.
    The card is gorgeous!
    Carla from Utah

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  66. Oh my!!! Too cute! I love your panels.

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  67. Beautiful cards, what a FABULOUS sentiment!

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  68. Beautiful cards.. Love that bright coloring...

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  69. Well, now that I've seen this stamp even more, I want it even more. It's the one my eye first jumped to. You have more that done it justice! Thanks. (Love the leaf trick! So cool the the curve is done with coloring AND with foam tape!)

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  70. Oh, Kelly! This is lovely! So many different ways to use the beautiful Spring Flowers stamps. I love your soft background, with the raised blossoms! Thank you for the wonderful video, too! ♡Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

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  71. I'm in love with the saying you chose for the flower card- it is perfect. I think these are so sweet and wonderful- thanks for sharing and what a great release from SSS!

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  72. I just love your work, truly amazing!

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  73. I enjoyed seeing your bright and cheery cards

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  74. I love the quote on your first piece and the beautiful colors you chose. Thank you for sharing these.

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  75. Beautiful cards, I especially love the sentiment on the 2nd card! Thanks for sharing you talents!

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  76. beautiful cards, so love the sentiments :) ♥ blessings to you ♥

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  77. wow amazing 3d effect. I love it

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  78. Stunning creations! Wonderful coloring, I just love the coloring cards!

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  79. Gaaa! That Happiness is a perfume card is soooo gorgeous! I hope someday I grow up to make cards as beautiful as you do!!

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  80. Beautiful cards!!! Love all the watercoloring.

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  81. What a beautiful card.. I love how you tell us not to panic in the video.. LOL I nearly fell over!

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  82. Your coloring panel is beautiful! I love the bright colors

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  83. Spectacular flowers...they virtually pop off the card. Wish I could pick them!

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  84. love the layers and dimension...Beautiful card!

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  85. Beautiful coloring! The flowers look fab they way you raised parts of them!

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  86. Awesome cards, love your coloring:-)

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  87. Lovely cards!!! Love the way you colored them

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  88. Wow I like your coloring. Everything is pleasing to my eyes.

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  89. Kelly, these watercolor paintables are awesome but I am a little frightened of them. They look like a lot of coloring! I love your flower card too.

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  90. Love these cards. Very inspiring!

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  91. The coloring cards are so pretty - great designs and beautiful coloring.

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  92. Beautiful cards! Love the colors!

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  93. Lovely cards! You are very talented! TFS

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  94. Thank you for the video tutorial and for sharing your delightful card designs with us!

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  95. Thank you for the video tutorial and for sharing your delightful card designs with us!

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  96. Loving the soft elegant colors on your card.

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  97. Not only do I think you have amazing colouring skills, Kelly, I also love how you prepare your BG to complement your main images. The sponging along the R side of your Spring Flowers card is a stunning touch!

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  98. Lovely cards Kelly. Your coloring is amazing on both. The watercolor paintables are so pretty.

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  99. Love, love, love the bright colors! This only emphasizes the words!

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  100. Very nice cards you have made Kelly!

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  101. LOVE this card, Kel! Such pretty colors! Can't wait to get that set! Oh! And your "Suzy card" is AMAZING!!! ♥

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  102. Such a stunning card. I love your colors.

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  103. Beautiful cards!! love them both!!

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  104. Your coloring is beautiful, such nice bright colors!

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  105. Tami Elliott: WOW - these cards are oozing with talent! Your coloring technique is absolutely stunning!

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  106. Beautiful and stunning cards. Thanks for the video to share how you created the beautiful card :)

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  107. WOW! I am blown away at your second card! The depth you created with your Copic markers is unreal!! I had a hard time figuring out which was stamped flat and which were raised with foam tape!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  108. Lovely cards!! The flowers are colored beautifully!

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  109. Love the color and creativity on these cards! Absolutely beautiful!

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  110. Love these cards, fabulous colours and layout :)

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  111. You chose such lovely sentiments to highlight! So many great things in the new release too. Lovely the way you tied the sentiment right into the Spring Flowers stamp.

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  112. Love the sentiment on both cards. You've inspired me to create using the spring flowers stamp. TFS your talent and ideas.

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  113. Love the flower card. Your coloring is fantastic.

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  114. Fabulous cards! Wonderful coloring!!

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  115. Beautiful coloring! Love the vibrant colors!

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  116. Love your coloring! Cards are just beautiful. Thanks for the video.

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  117. LOVING the brilliant colors and the shading and blending!!! TFS!

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  118. Beautiful card and very informative video. Love the little tip about putting gel pen around of the words.

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  119. So beautiful! Love the Spring Flowers Set!

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  120. Love your pallets in your designs thanks for sharing your ideas and being part of the blog hop. This has been fun

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  121. You cards are so beautiful. Love both stamp sets that you used.

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  122. I loved your tutorial. I especially liked the white gel pen tip.

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  123. i love both of your cards. You used my two favorites from the release, the watercolor pictures and the choose happy stamps.

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  124. Nice coloring Kelly..you know I LOVE the blue shadowing:)

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  125. And, as usual Kelly, I love your creations! Wow those florals are so beautiful, and you created such a stunning card with these! Thank you for sharing your talent on YouTube, too! :-)

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  126. Very pretty card and a great video too!!

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  127. Fabulous cards, awesome colouring on both.

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  128. Wow, your cards are amazing! I really love the colors in both. Thanks for sharing!

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  129. love the coloring on the cards..thanks for sharing

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  130. Beautifully done. Great video! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  131. Very nice! Thanks for sharing these great cards! You've inspired me to color!!

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  132. Very nice. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  133. This has been a wonderful release and the products are great. Your cards are really pretty with the bright colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  134. I luv how your grouped the flowers on this card. Lovely!

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  135. Beautiful cards! Love the watercoloring & your second card is just stunning! Thanks.

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  136. I love your cards! This stamp set from your second card looks great :-).

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  137. Stunning card. You're colouring is stunning.

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  138. You're amazing! These images just jump of the page! You have many talents in your hands.

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  139. Really loved the vibrancy of the posted items. Would love to know what mediums you used to create this.

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  140. Beautiful cards...thanks for the video!

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  141. Really pretty cards! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  142. I love the watercolor cards. beautiful

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  143. I love these cards, they are gorgeous. I love the vibrant colours in your first card.

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  144. Thanks for sharing your beautiful projects, and all the great info! I am really enjoying this Blog Hop <3
    Smiles, DianeM

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  145. I like the printables too. They are so tempting. I also love your card. Great coloring.

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  146. beautiful cards... the coloring is amazing!

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  147. lovely cards - are you saying your son colored the printable? Amazing! must run in the family :)

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