Friday, January 27, 2017

Altenew January Release Blog Hop II + Giveaway


Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to the January release Blog Hop for Altenew!

Have you seen the new release in all it's glory?!
Good Lord in heaven all the beautiful things. 
Seriously. Swoon. 

Speaking of things to fall head over heels for you should have arrived her from the extremely talented Ashley Horton's blog Truly her layouts are incredible. I look at the spreads she creates and just think I wish. haha. 

In addition to celebrating the release with the talent packed blog hop Altenew is also generously giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, February 2nd at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, February 4th.

Let's get to the card! 


There were so many gorgeous flowers to choose from I struggled to make a choice! Crafter's problems for real yo. 

I finally settled on what I was doing but then I stamped on the wrong paper lol. You know me, I'm not doing it again folks. Ain't nobody got time for that. So I decided to try watercoloring with my Copic reinkers. You can see how it worked out in the video below. 


It's a longer video and this is a crazy amazing hop so no worries if you don't have time to watch it now. It'll be here :)

If you are a regular follower you know I'm really feeling the florals right now. This hop was so perfect for me right now. Well  . . .I mean . . .flowers are perfect anytime. You know what I'm saying. :)


In addition to those three $50 gift cards you could win on the Altenew blog you can also win a $30 right here! The people at Altenew are amazing givers!! Just leave a comment on my blog by Thursday, February 2nd at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win. I'll pick it randomly.

Your next stop on the hop is  my dear friend Debby Hughes. 
Make sure you're sitting down before you head over. You're likely to faint from the incredible awesomeness she created. No joke. 

Here's the entire list in case you get lost along the way

Thanks so much for hopping along!



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296 comments:

  1. Your card is stunning! I love the black stripes behind your bunch of bright flowers wow!

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  2. Great card! Love the brightness.

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  3. I love the black and white stripes at the base of your card. It really makes the bright colored flowers pop out. Very pretty!

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  4. Thanks for your tutorial on this card you made so beautiful

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  5. Great card... love the stripes against the florals

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  6. Stunning, I love the colors and the paper.

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  7. I am loving these bright, happy colors. I know what you mean about feelin' the flowers. Looking out the window seeing snow makes me dream of the flowers to come. I also love the striped detail at the bottom. Gorgeous card.

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  8. That's what I LOVE about you Kelly, You never give up, make it Work and create a masterpiece in the process! Digging those Bold Stripes too.

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  9. Amazing card!Love the colors and how the flowers stand out against the stripes!Thank you for the inspiration :)

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  10. Have to say, I was loving it before the stripes, but you know what works the best. Not simply lovely but rather work at it to make it perfect!

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  11. Your card is one of my favorites!! I just love the look of those bright flowers against that black striped bottom...just makes them pop out that much more!!

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  12. Thanks for your tutorial on this card you made so beautiful

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  13. Thanks for your tutorial on this card you made so beautiful

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  14. Thanks for your tutorial on this card you made so beautiful

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  15. That's stunning! Your coloring is always so amazing.

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  16. Love all the bright colors for your card and the contrasting black for the envelope make all those luscious colors POP! My favorite stamp set is the Hibiscus!

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  17. Amazing card! love the bright colors and your use of the stamps.

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  18. So love your bold colors and gorgeous coloring on this Kelly!! Stunning way to show off the products in this release! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Such a lovely card. I really like the contrast of the b&w stripes with the colorful flowers. I always planned to use the tagline "perfectly imperfect creations" for my blog header. But I didn't do that. Hmmm. . . I may have to reconsider using that one.

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  20. Beautiful card Kelly. Love the amazing coloring. Such pretty colors.

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  21. The way the colors pop off the black stripes is so pretty! Love it!

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  22. Kelly you make the coloring look so simple. Always beautiful coloring.
    Great job. Erica K.

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  23. Beautiful! I just love flowers and yours is so pretty

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  24. As always, amazing work and coloring!

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  25. those stripes at the bottom are so striking!

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  26. So much wonderful detail. I am inspired! Thank you!

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  27. Really stunning card. Always appreciate and enjoy your videos. Thanks

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  28. Your card is amazing...beautiful color and striking design.

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  29. Your card reminds me of a warm day in spring, love it!

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  30. Your card is AMAZING! Really beautiful!!!

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  31. Love your gorgeous floral arrangement against the black & white stripes. Beautiful coloring!!

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  32. Wow--that is an amazing card! It's so vibrant, it practically leaps off the page.

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  33. Fantastic video, you are amazing

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  34. Fabulous card! You do amazing work!

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  35. I always enjoy the beautiful colors you use, and your honesty about fixing mistakes. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  36. Such gorgeous cards, thanks for the chance to win!

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  37. I wish I could color ;-( beautiful job.

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  38. Beautiful cards, such vibrant colors

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  39. Lovely card! Your colors are beautiful!!

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  40. Kelly this is just gorgeous! Love the bold colors with the black and white stripes!

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  41. Such a bright and beautiful card. The black and white really makes it pop.

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  42. luv the detailed cutting at the bottom

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  43. This is just SO beautiful. The flowers are amazing and I love that they are large enough for a beginner to practice Copic colouring on.

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  44. Black and white is so nice with bright florals!

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  45. I always enjoy your videos, Kelly. Especially when you keep it real!!
    Thanks

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  46. Beautiful cards will watch video soon, Love Altenew stamps

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  47. Awesome card! really enjoyed your video.

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  48. Your card is stunning Kelly, I love watching you colour and find it so helpful the way you explain what and why you are doing something a particular way! I think the stripes on the bottom of the card looked amazing with all the beautifully coloured flowers, thanks for all the inspiration and a fantastic video tutorial!

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  49. Your card is amazing! Love the colors!

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  50. I love watching and listening to your videos. Your coloring is so amazing....Gorgeous card.

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  51. Your card is amazing! Wonderful colours and love the masking technique. I'm watching the video in a minute.

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  52. Kelly - you never fail to amaze me with your gorgeous work. I am a flowers fanatic, so am just in love with this!

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  53. yes flowers are wonderful anytime:) Your vibrant card is gorgeous and so striking!

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  54. FUN Card!! LOVING the New Release and THANKS for sharing the Video too!! The Sentiment makes me SMILE!! A compliment and pointing out the Imperfect all at the same time!! =)Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  55. Wonderful card! Altenew's florals are some of the prettiest in the industry and love what you have done with them! Thanks for the inspiration Kelly! Have a wonderful day!

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  56. Your coloring is amazing!
    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  57. Gorgeous cards! Can't wait to try some of these lovely products! :)

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  58. Beautiful card and love your coloring. Also great video. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  59. It is so nice to know I am not the only one that goofs! But you definitely make your mistakes look like that is what you wanted all along. Just gorgeous!

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  60. Beautiful card. Lovely layout, great coloring

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  61. Gotta get that stamp set...i like your motto of "not starting over"...sometimes the best ideas start off as "oopsies"...lol

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  62. I love how the colors pop against the black and white background! Hope you have an amazing weekend :)

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  63. Loving your coloured flowers on that black/white stripped background...really looks classy!

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  64. Love this! And your video is great showing all your thought processes on how to get over what you didn't like. And I agree - don't clean off your craft table! LOL!

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  65. While your final card looks awesome, I think you were on to something before cutting it. That's one way I've never seen copics used and was surprised it worked so well. TFS.

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  66. I love your card. The black and white stripes are perfect.

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  67. Totally love the fab colouring on this beautiful card Kelly and yes the stripes are perfect! Have a fabulous day. Cheers Donna Z :)

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  68. I love watching you color, everything comes alive. Thanks for the tutorial and the awesome technique!

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  69. I like how you were able to make your artwork look precise and yet impressionistic at the same time. Beautiful

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  70. Love your card! You continually crack me up, keep on keepin it real.....lol I miss your Periscopes they were so funny!

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  71. Beautiful card Kelly.. thanks for share the inspiration

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  72. Not only is your card gorgeous - and gorgeously coloured - it has the most amazing sentiment, too!

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  73. Just love this card. The black and white stripes against you beautiful coloured flowers is striking.

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  74. Love the new designs and your card! I’ve already ordered a couple of them because I’m an instant gratification kinda girl!

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  75. Wow, Kelly this card is stunning and your coloring is just awe inspiring:)

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  76. Loved the use of combining the black and white stripes with the colors on the card!

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  77. I love watching you colour. It's so mesmerizing and you get your images so vibrant!

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  78. I'm a flower kind of gal also Kelly. You did a wonderful job coloring your card. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  79. Thanks for sharing your inspiring video and wonderful card: bright, bold and super-fun!

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  80. What an amazing card, Kelly, and I LOVED the video...and the black stripes! Thanks for sharing your talents with us...always learn something new from you! Hugs!

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  81. Your card is amazing--just as it says! Beautiful work, great video!

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  82. Great card! Your coloring always amazes me. Thank you!

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  83. Kelly - your florals are always so vibrant and pretty - and the black & white stripe is perfect with them!

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  84. I love the colors and design of your card. It'/ one of my favorites (so far).

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  85. Everything you do is amazing! Love this new sentiment! <3

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  86. So pretty! I love the stripes layered underneath.

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  87. I can always pick your cards out by their deep intense color

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  88. Love the bright colors you always use in your cards. The black and white stripes are a great touch.

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  89. I love the bright coloring paired with the black and white paper!

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  90. I love the black and white stripes in this card - they really make the colours of the flowers pop! x

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  91. Those gorgeous flowers look fabulous with the black & white stripes! Beautiful colouring & it was interesting watching you watercolour with the blending solution.

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  92. How beautiful! Isn't it wonderful to experience a serendipitous moment?

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  93. Kelly, I love, love, love your videos. You always inspire me with your Copic coloring. I love the watercolor on this card, so vibrant; regardless if it's "faux" water coloring with comics and colorless blender. :-). Thank you for sharing your creativity it really brings sunshine in to my life as I struggle with SAD this time of year.

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  94. Such a gorgeous card! The bright colors are all so beautiful and I love your details!

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  95. Such a beautiful card Kelly! Thanks for sharing!

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  96. Bold and vibrant colors to showcase the beautiful blooms, love your card.

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  97. Wow. Love your beautiful card. Your coloring is amazing and I love the design. Thanks for the video.

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  98. Love how you colored these beautiful flowers.

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  99. Like always,amazing card! Thanks for sharing your God given talent!

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  100. Love the colors, Kelly. And the black stripes add a very graphic touch.

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  101. You inspire me to try harder everyday but to also always have fun.

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  103. So beautiful! I love the b&w stripes with the floral - wonderful contrasts!

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  104. I love your bright, bold and vibrant colors against the black and white, stunning!

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  105. Totally enjoyed the video Kelly. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration

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  106. Beautiful card. Love the coloring (as always) ♥

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  107. I adore when you say, ain't nobody got time for that'!!! :)
    Live your card, graphic back& white with bright colors...swoon.

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  108. Thanks for the great video. Love the use of the black and white stripes in the background. Thank you.

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  109. Oh KELLY, that card was fantastic! Keep doing what you do, I love you work and your videos, so much.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Tracey x

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  110. Amazing card!! Thanks for sharing!

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  111. Thank you for the video beautiful!

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  112. Beautiful coloring! Thanks for sharing the video.

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  113. OMG! Your card is jaw-dropping gorgeous! Love the bold & dramatic colours you have used! Simply outstanding, Kelly :)

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  114. Love the way you combined the sets.

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  115. Beautiful bright card. Love the colours and flowers, stunning card.
    Di.

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  116. What a lovely card and video. Thanks so much!

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  117. Love your videos, Kelly. The black stripes make a fabulous background for your fabulously coloured flowers x

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  118. Wow what an amazing card! I wouldn't have the patience for all the coloring you did.

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  119. I was immediately drawn to both your coloring and the black stripes. How funny that two things that were not hits to you became so fab together. BTW, your coloring is always a hit.

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  120. Hello Kelly. I love how it turned out. The pretty flowers are layered so nicely and the colors are gorgeous. Just fabulous.

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  121. Such a lovely card! It is stunning and I will be watching the video!!!

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  122. Great inspiration, always love to watch your tutorials. You a re truly talented.

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  123. Your card is fabulous and thank you for the video! 😊

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  124. Fascinating process to watch. Love the stripes...good call. The sentiment really goes with this card.

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  125. You put a lot of work in that card and it is amazing!!!

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  126. Your bold and beautiful colors are awesome.

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  127. I always love your creations (and sense of humor). Gotta agree, this release is amazing, especially the florals.

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  128. Wow, You always make the most beautiful cards Kelly and this one is gorgeous! I love that sentiment!!

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  129. LOVE the brilliant colors and that sentiment is total awesomeness! I am in love!! TFS1

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  130. There is just something about bold black and white with a splash of color. Very nice card.

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  131. So vibrant! Colors just jump off the card. Cheers!

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  132. Beautiful card and thanks for the video to go along with it!

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  133. Your coloring is amazing! Beautiful work!

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  134. Beautiful card as always, Kelly. Love your video.

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  135. The stripes are the "cream de la cream" to your flowers! Beautiful job. And I will return to watch the video😀 Thank you.

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  136. Gorgeous flowers and thanks for sharing a video with us!

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  137. Wow.. Stunning card..indeed very beautiful.. Thank you so much for the inspiration and the video and for the opportunity to win

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  138. Wow, this is just lovely, Kelly! I love how you used the florals with the stripes, just a fantastic contrast! Thank you for sharing how you colored those gorgeous flowers!! And I love that sentiment!!

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  139. Beautiful card with lovely colouring. The stripes finish it off wonderfully!

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  140. Stunning and wonderfully vibrant card Kelly!

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  141. Your card is lovely--so vibrant. Your tutorial was incredibly helpful to me, especially as you changed things along the way. Gave me ideas for when I'm not totally happy with one of my own creations. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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  142. Thank you so much for sharing your tips and tricks!!! Love this ❤

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  143. This is a wonderful release! Love your coloring and depth. Thanks for the video.

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  144. Great card Kelly!~ You teach me so much when I watch you color! This is such a great release by Altenew! I just love to start my weekend off with a great blog hop like this one! Thanks for sharing your talents and inspiration!

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  145. Love you card... and love the Amazing You set!

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  146. This card is so beautiful. You are making me love purples again!!!

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  147. I Love your card and really enjoyed watching the process of making it. I would never have guessed how you made the background. Thank you.

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  148. Gorgeous card!! Love how you always manage to get your flowers to POP off the page!!!

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  149. Awesome color combo and coloring! Gorgeous card! Beautiful flowers!

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  150. Love your card, it so bright and it puts a smile on my face just looking at it. Love the new technique also, I will be trying this myself.

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  151. What gorgeous coloring. You are a Copic expert. I like the stripes too.

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  152. Amazing card! Thanks for the video tutorial.

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  153. Beautiful coloring. Love it all: flowers, background and sentiment. Thanks for sharing!

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  154. You cannot miss with Altenew florals. Thanks for the video!

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  155. Love those flowers and your coloring is always outstanding. You teach me so much. Thank you!!!!!

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  156. The flowers are done beautifully!

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  157. A beautiful card! I love that you showed how to correct and make a change in plans. It's good to know that I'm not alone. The Coptic watercolor idea is awesome!

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  158. Thank you for your video. It was great to see that a professional sometimes also has problems -- and you showed to persevere and ended up with a beautiful card in the end. I also like the "watercolored" area around the flowers and the striped paper under the flowers. Thanks for sharing!

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  159. Kelly, I love, love, love your card! I thought it was beautiful initially but it is magnificent with the black stripped background!

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  160. Love love how you did your flowers.

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  161. Gorgeous floral arrangement, love the striped background...

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  162. This is gorgeous!! Your coloring is fabulous and the black stripes really make those flowers pop!

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  163. So pretty! Those flowers are so nicely colored!

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  164. Fantastic cards I love the bright colors.

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  165. Wow even with the wrong paper you worked magic...gorgeous floral colouring.

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  166. Oh how beautiful! Love the watercoloring behind the flowers!

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  167. The first thing I thought when I saw the photo of your card was how much I loved the striped bottom. Hearing how that came about in the video was really interesting - a happy accident! And it so perfectly enhanced your beautiful flowers. Another great card and video! Thanks so much for showing your entire process.

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  168. Love 3 very thing in this card and these colours and layout is so unique.

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  169. Amazing coloring--gorgeous card!

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  170. Beautiful card. Thanks for including the video, it is especially helpful for those of new to card making.

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  171. Your card turned out great! I hadn't seen the copic watercolor technique before. I like the striped base you put the card on too!

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  172. Your card is lovely! The Copic watercolour looks amazing! I don't have enough Various inks to do that yet but I look forward to trying it in the future.

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  173. Love the card! The bold stripes and colors are very striking.
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

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  174. Love this card, its bold and beautiful, so pretty.

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  175. Gorgeous card, such awesome colouring. I will definitely have to check our your video on copic watercoloring.

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