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Monday, April 24, 2017

Spring Fling Collaboration Blog Hop

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Hi there lovelies!  It's Shay here and today is the big day! 

w&w is thrilled to be part of this fabulous event. We have partnered with 15 other stamp and papercraft companies to do a special blog hop and will be giving away 16 prizes to 16 lucky winners!

Blog hop begins today, April 24, 2017 9:00 AM PST
Ends Friday, May 5, 2017 9:00 PM PST
Winners announced: Friday, May 12, 2017, 9:00 AM PST

Here's how you enter:

1) Follow this blog and each participant in the hop
2) Comment at each blog stop
Bonus entry: Share this post or any of the social media posts with #2017SFMS for an added entry to win the Lawn Fawn $30 online gift certificate.

You should have come from the terrific Technique Tuesday, but if you are lost here is the full blog hop list:

12) Winnie & Walter <--YOU ARE HERE
13) Impression Obsession <-YOUR NEXT STOP

Now on to the projects we have to share with you.

I had the opportunity to play with some of the sensational stamps by some of my fellow sponsors, Concord & 9th and Reverse Confetti, along with w&w products.

I want to say something right here...I feel incredibly fortunate to be among such kindhearted, giving and startlingly talented and creative business owners.  I am blessed to have met Angie and Greg of Concord & 9th and the privilege of hanging out with Jen of Reverse Confetti and they truly are all stellar people.  I love that I have a chance to work with their designs for this hop.

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Of course spring is all about flowers to me along with happy, bright colors.  I really can't stop making backgrounds so please indulge me in my obsession.

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For my first card I used Love Blooms by Reverse Confetti which includes solids and outline flowers for so many options in stamping and then the little clusters of dots is from Petals 'n Posies also by Reverse Confetti.  I stamped away with Distress Inks (I use Versamark ink first).  I then cut out a center strip from the background panel which I stamped the sentiment from A Friend Like You (such an awesome stamp set!) with Versafine ink.  I popped up the center panel with foam dimensional adhesive onto the card base making sure all the panels lined up on the card base like they had when they were a single panel.  Under the center panel I added some trim that I created using the larger rectangle die from Essentials: Audrey Cutaways.   Lastly I added some yellow enamel dots.

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For my second card I swiped Distress Inks (I had inked up the base with Versamark ink prior to using Distress Inks as I have found success doing that to use Distress Inks for stamping) over the base of the flower image found in the beautiful Wildflower stamp set by Concord & 9th before I flipped it over and stamped it right side over the blocks of color. I then filled in the rest of the background with other images from the set.  I then cut the panel using the larger rectangle from Essentials: Audrey Cutaways and attached the floral panel to a blue card base.  Using the same blue cardstock I cut out "celebrate" from The Big, the Bold and Party Cutaways 3 times and glued them together before adhering the sentiment to the card.  Last I attached the Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix from Pretty Pink Posh.

Keren Baker joined in on celebrating this blog hop by creating this breathtaking card:

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Keren has a talent for making cards that are full of movement, dimension and beauty and this card is no exception.  She was inspired by The Card Concept "Fresh Flutters" photo challenge and I adore her take on the photo. Keren allowed her card to move beyond the usual rectangle like she did in this one HERE.  She used In Bloom: Addie's Garden and In Bloom: Addie's Garden Cutaways for the flowers and leaves and cut out the butterflies using Essentials: Audrey Cutaways and the sentiment is In a Word: Congrats Cutaway.  She loosely colored in the flowers and butterflies for such a fresh look.  Isn't this card a delight?  To be honest, Keren's projects always makes me feel a bit stunned by how awesome they are and I am relieved that my cards did not have to follow her card. lol  Always best to end on a high note, right?

Your next stop is the incredible Impression Obsession!

Before you head to the next stop with the incredible Impression Obsession, I wanted to mention that we are having our Spring Fling Sale thru tonight, Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11:59 pm CST if you wish to pick up any w&w products at a discount. ;-)

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Thank you so much for joining us!

Have fun hopping,
Shay.

227 comments:

  1. Wonderful cards, love how each one is bursting with color and flowers just like spring.

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  2. Love the congratulations layout and card!

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  3. love the mason jar of flowers! Darling!!!!!

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  4. Wow! the last card is a fantastic celebration!

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  5. super cool on all your projects great work thank you for sharing

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  6. Love your cards-colors are beautiful!

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  7. Awesome projects - love the fabulous designs and lovely coloring:)

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  8. Such a gorgeous set of cards :) love the pretty flowers and vibrant colors.

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  9. Loved all the cards. All are inspirational.

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  10. Gorgeous cards Keren and Shay! Love the coloring of all the fun blooms!

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  11. Beautiful cards! They made me fell happy with all the colors and feelings of spring!😍

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  12. Love all the cards and the bright spring colors.

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  13. A blog hop of great craft sites. What a great idea!

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  14. Love all the cards and the colors wow.

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  15. Flowers for spring make beautiful cards!

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  16. Wow! Great cards. I love that all these stamp companies are working together so well too.

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  17. Your backgrounds blow me away! Beautiful!

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  18. Fabulous job on both
    cards, so pretty!
    Carla from Utah

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  19. The congrats card is my favorite! Love all the flowers!

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  20. Love the color combos on these cards!

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  21. LOVE the cards but especially the one with pink flowers!I like how you put dementionals on the middle panel.

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  22. Love all the cards some good ideas.

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  23. Great cards. I can't choose a favorite.

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  24. I love the colors used in your cards

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  25. Keren's card is awesome! You can feel the movement on the card. But all cards shown here are cute!

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  26. All the cards are amazing and perfect for showcasing spring!

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  27. I always love your backgrounds, Shay, so keep them coming! Truly shows who you are that you'd use products from other companies for your cards! Keren's card is mind-blowing--so wonderful! Thank you so much for being one of the sponsors for this great blog hop!

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  28. The congrats card is over the top - very creative.

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  29. Great cards, special the "Congrats" card.

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  30. Beautiful cards...but the one Karen made is breathtaking!!!

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  31. Pretty backgrounds. Love the colors. TFS

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  32. WOW! All of these cards are beautiful, but Karen's card is spectacular!

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  33. Both of these cards are gorgeous. Beautiful coloring.

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  34. beautiful cards and a new site for me. Happy!!!

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  35. Love the jar of flowers. Reminds me of pussy willow in the spring.

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  36. Very springy cards! I am a new follower here, thanks for the hop.

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  37. Love the backgrounds. I love to make my own patterned paper too. The butterfly and floral card is so beautiful. What a special gift for the person who opens it.

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  38. The congrats card is awesome!

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  39. love that bouquet! what a great collection of companies!

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  40. What pretty cards & fun techniques that you both used. Thanks!

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  41. Shay, Thanks for organizing/participating in the spring hop sharing inspirational projects. Appreciated

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  42. Very pretty floral cards and love all the butterflies on Keren's card.

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  43. Love the flutter flowers! great colors!

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  44. Why stop making backgrounds when you're so good at it?! lol Your cards are lovely!! So is Keren's. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  45. What a wonderful group of companies and such fun. I love what you have done on your cards and yes Keren's card is breathtaking. Loving this hop.

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  46. Shay you are among those 'talented and creative!' ones ... and Keren, that off the page number is Fabulous!
    =]

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  47. Thanks so much for sharing these great cards on this wonderful hop!!

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  48. The card with the jar and the butterfly and flowers inside, Umm....UH-MAZING!! love it!! Happy hopping. That One needs to go on your website to help so that stamp set.

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  49. Lovely cards. I'm obsessed with stamping backgrounds also but I've been doing it on my scrabook layouts.

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  50. I am enjoying this blog hop and it amazes me to see all the beautiful cards. What talented card makers thank you for sharing your cards!!! Love them!

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  51. These are all great cards, but I especially love the congrats card! Beautiful.

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  52. very pretty - lovely flower stamps

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  53. Your backgrounds are amazing! Love the color combinations!

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  54. Carry on with the background obsession - they're lovely :)

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  55. Beautiful cards...especially the last one:)....all that die cutting!

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  56. Beautiful color choices, great cards.

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  57. Love that gorgeous bouquet of blooms.

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  58. Really cute cards! Love the colors and the designs.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  59. What fabulous cards!!! I am loving the way the blooms were used on these!

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  60. How awesome that you got a chance to combime your fabulous products with other great companies! PRETTY cards!

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  61. Beautiful cards Shay and Keren!

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  62. Love your card! I am a fan of Concord & 9th and Reverse Confetti, it would be an honor if I could meet them like you have.

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  63. Beautiful floral designs! I especially love the congrats card!

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  64. awesome cards...thx being part of the hop...great inspiration...

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  65. cute cards! thx for the inspiration!

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  66. Flowers! Flowers! I love spring. Adorable cards

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  67. Wow, love the last card. So creative!

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  68. These cards are so inspiring! Love the colors, love the layouts, just great.

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  69. Love the brightness of these beautiful cards!

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  70. Wow those are gorgeous cards!! I love your company and love how talented you are!!

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  71. Cute cards! That's so sweet that you featured other companies in your designs :)

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  72. Love me some Winnie and Walter ! Beautiful products!

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  73. I get the Wow Factor of the last card, but the first card is my favorite :-) Love the background, but the focus is on the sentiment, as it should be.

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  74. Lovely floral cards! Thank you.

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  75. Beautiful work, I especially love that final one!

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  76. Great cards, especially the bouquet overflowing the last card.

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  77. Love the cut out expressions

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  78. Beautiful cards....love the colors

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  79. Love the out of line coloring.... you make it look so much fun!!!!!

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  80. Wow! Stunning cards and hop!!!
    Follow your blog through BlogLovin' as Arianna Barbara, via Followers and e-mail.
    I shared this post on FB (Arianna Barbara) and on my Instagram page (raggiodiluc3).

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  81. ✨Beautiful! ✩ ♡🌟 Love the elegance of the congrats card 😊 Totally made me smile. ✩

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  82. great cards one and all but the congats was my favorite.

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  83. Love the cheerful colours in all the cards today. The "out of the box" one is something else! What a fabulous card!

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  84. That Congrats card is so much fun! I love the way the blooms just explode out of the vase! Unique and fun!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  85. Lots of pretty stamping on your cards!

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  86. I love the way you popped up the center panel on the first card. What a great idea!

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  87. Shay, your cards are just beautiful, such lovely colours chosen for these particular stamp set. Karen's card is an amazing design. Definitely full of movement and "oh so beautiful".
    Thanks for sharing ladies!

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  88. love the spring colors and your designs. Thanks for sharing.

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  89. What a lovely trio of cards! I am totally in love with the third one! Love the spray of Floral as the base for the "congratulations "! TFS!

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  90. Beautiful cards, all of them! You have inspired me to take my flowers from Aidees garden and make backgrounds too! Love the look! Not to mention how fun the process is! Loving this hop with so many favorite companies! Thanks for being here.

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  91. The vase of flowers is absolutely stunning! I luv it!

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  92. What fun and pretty cards. Love the scalloped border and the sentiments.

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  93. Beautiful cards and I love how you used both Reverse Confetti and Concord &9th products too. So pretty and inspirational!

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  94. I love the layered flowers.
    These layered stamps have really
    made our job a lot easier.
    thanks for sharing.

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  95. Beautiful cards. Love the looks and images.

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  96. Beautiful cards. Love the looks and images.

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  97. Thanks for making me smile, Shay. When I saw your pretty cards, I was thinking 'of course she had to stamp backgrounds' and then I read you own comment lol. I guess we all have our own comfort zone or signature style, and that's perfectly ok. I agree, though, that it's inspirational to see the work of designers who are thinking out of the box, the way Keren does.

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  98. Great cards! But that Congrats card is stunning! Just wow!

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  99. Such beautiful floral cards! Love the inspiration.

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  100. Wow!! just stunning cards!! Love them all!!

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  101. all this cards are beautiful, but he last card is stunning and my favorite!!!

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  102. Great cards, especially the last one!

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  103. Beautiful cards, love the wildflower stamp set!

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  104. These cards are so lovely! The flowers on all of them absolutely say SPRING IS SPRUNG!

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  105. Love the cards. The colors really say "welcome spring"

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  106. Beautiful cards. Loving all the colors. The third card is amazing. I never would have thought to do something like that.

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  107. All of the cards are beautiful but for me the congrats is my favorite!

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  108. I like the 'you are tottaly awesome' card even if I find it a bit hard to read. :)

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  109. These are beautifully awesome! Love them all ♥

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  110. The vibrant background makes the cards pop! Love them!

    - Sharlini Nambiar

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  111. TOTALLY AWESOME cards Shay!
    LOVE them ALL, especially congrats and celebrate!
    ... feeling INSPIRED => THANK YOU for sharing :)

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  112. All cards are beautiful! And Keren makes them always super special, really talented woman!

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  113. Beautiful spring cards! What a great hop! Thanks so much!

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  114. Shay! Your cards are absolutely wonderful!!!!

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  115. Three outstanding cards. I love how you stamped the backgrounds on the first 2 cards. The card Keren made is amazing-I love the dimension

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  116. Great cards, love the flowers background!

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  117. These are all just so pretty!

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  118. All three of these cards are a delight to look at!
    Thanks for sponsoring this fun hop!

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  119. Wow! Those are amazing! Love them!

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  120. Wow - these designs are SO pretty! I especially love that burst of gorgeous babies breath blooms in the jar. And the first two designs have such a fun artsy feel to them. So summery!

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  121. Impressive projects!! I love that jar full of flowers!!

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  122. Beautiful cards! Love all the pretty flowers for spring!

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  123. I absolutely love the card from Karen Baker. Love the dimension. All of the cards are great.

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  124. Wonderful happy and colorful cards!

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  125. just love all the layering...the stamped and layered backgrounds and the stamped and diecut bouquet!

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  126. You are right, that "congrats" card is awesome!

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  127. What a treat to see three pretty cards all at one stop. I love each one of them. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  128. All so pretty!! Love your bright colors and love Keren's beautiful bouquet! Thanks so much for the fun hop!

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  129. Love the bouquet of flowers in the jar card. What a neat idea to make a 3D card.

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  130. Great cards. Keren's card is my favorite. It's a wow card. Love it.

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  131. All the cards are full of the fun and colorful flowers of spring. I just love the card with the lily of the valley's overflowing the card!

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  132. All the cards are full of the fun and colorful flowers of spring. I just love the card with the lily of the valley's overflowing the card!

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  133. Love all the cards, but that congrats card is spectacular!

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  134. Super cute cards. Thank you for sharing

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  135. I really like the Congrats card.

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  136. Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and giveaways!

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  137. The congrats card is stunning!!!!

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  138. Beautiful colors on these floral cards! great designs thanks for the inspiration.

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  139. Thanks for sponsoring this great hop. The cards toady are truly inspired . The last one is really unique and fabulous.

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  140. gorgeous cards! the colors are so fun!

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  141. Shay - can I just say that your cards are absolutely stunning - the happy, bright colors are so cheerful and fun! Awesome job. And, yes, the Congrats card is also gorgeous - it is so fresh and unexpected. Love all of the creativity and inspiration - thank you!!

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  142. Love your cardThanks for sharing and supporting

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  143. Gorgeous cards! I love all the blooms coming from the top of Karen's card!

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  144. Fun and "Springy" cards. Great ideas. Thanks

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  145. Wow!! Love all the cards, but that congrats card is over the top!!

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  146. I always forget about turning over the stamp to make a solid image. Thanks for reminding me again.

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  147. Wow! Some great cards here. Love the congrats card especially! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. :D

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  148. Great cards. I love how your brought Spring back.

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