Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Blog Named Hero's 5th Anniversary Bash {Giveaway}

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Hello Lovelies and Welcome!

It's Shay here and I am so happy w&w can participate in this 2 day hop in honor of A Blog Named Hero's 5th Anniversary.  We were a sponsor a while back and loved working with the talented ladies of A Blog Named Hero!

You should have come from the incredible Kathy Racoosin's blog.  If you are lost please go to A Blog Named Hero.

Each of the 2 days will have different prizes so be sure to visit A Blog Named Hero for more details on Saturday's post.

Now that you know where you are and hopefully are in the correct place, let me share a couple of simple cards I made for you.

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Big surprise I decided to concentrate on stamping a background for my cards and I used In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya on white cardstock.  I stamped the larger and middle sized solid roses in Tim Holtz Distress Inks (larger in spun sugar and the smaller in shaded lilac) and then stamped the coordinating modern rose detail for the larger rose in picked raspberry adding some other colors at times salty ocean, mermaid lagoon and seedless preserves and for the medium rose in seedless preserves, salty ocean and mermaid lagoon. The leaves were stamped in mowed lawn and the dots in crushed olive.

I then adhered the panels to white card bases and added the sentiments ("cheers" from My Monthly Hero December 2016 which just happens to still be in stock and "thank you for your kindness" from Acts of Kindness CL911--a must have) I stamped with Versafine in black on a strip of white cardstock and adhered with dimensional foam adhesive.  Lastly I added some sparkly sequins.

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I hope you have enjoyed my cards and you are inspired to ink up your Hero Arts stamps! :-)  A big congrats to Jess + Lisa and everyone at A Blog Named Hero.  Wishing you many, many more happy years of creating and inspiring.

Your next stop will be the awesome Studio Katia!

>>>GIVEAWAY<<<

A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for our wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies!  Several companies decided to help us celebrate our fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were so generous that we decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day!  Giveaway prizes total more than $500!  To win, leave a comment on each hop stop.  We will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning!  And be sure to visit the Saturday post from A Blog Named Hero for the list of Saturday hoppers and prizes!  Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th.

Today's prizes include the following: 


  • $50 gift card to Simon Says Stamp
  • $50 gift card to Gina K Designs
  • $25 gift card to Winnie & Walter
  • $25 gift card to Lawn Fawn
  • $20 gift card to Avery Elle
  • prize pack from Mama Elephant
  • gift card from Studio Katia
  • one Online Card Class of your choice
  • one set of distress oxide inks from Jennifer McGuire Ink

  • Good luck and happy hopping!!**

    423 comments:

    1. Very beautiful cards. i like it a lot.

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    2. I love this card!!! Such beautiful colors!❤

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    3. Shay, these are absolutely LOVELY.

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    4. Love the texture in the stamping!

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    5. Love all the pretty, happy colors of Spring!

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    6. Great card! Very cheerful! Thx for sharing.

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    7. What a pretty card. I Love the different colors you used and that large sentiment strip. Great design!!

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    8. Beautiful cards, love the colors you used.

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    9. Your card is just beautiful. I love the colors you chose for the flowers.

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    10. Bright and beautiful color choices!

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    11. These colors look good enough to eat I absolutely love the little roses

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    12. Some of my favorite colors! Love how yu made your background.

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    13. These colors are definitely cheerful. Your card will brighten someone's day!

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    14. I'm a sucker for flowers and these are so fun. These are so versatile. Very cheery card. TFS

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    15. Happy 5th Anniversary! Thanks for the blog hop. What a lovely cards!

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    16. Love the colors you used on your cards! Very pretty!

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    17. Great cards! Great colors! Great company!

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    18. such a lovely background you've created for your cards!

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    19. I love your cards. I never really think of using Distress Inks for stamping. I tend to just use them for ink blending or watercoloring.

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    20. Love your card. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win the give away.

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    21. Love your stamped backgrounds, Shay--gorgeous colors!

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    22. Love the colour combination and the card design on this card! You are a great company!

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    23. The ombré look on those flowers really creates a beautiful look! So fun!

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    24. luv this effect....kind of tie-dye

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    25. Cheers! Such a great sentiment for such a cheerful card! Thank you for sharing!

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    26. Gorgeous background and card! Reminds me of Spring...

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    27. I love how you presented one background with two types of sentiment. Nice color scheme too.

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    28. I recently started doing background stamping and I really like it!

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    29. Gorgeous backgrounds! I love all the variations of colors on the fowers!

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    30. Love your cards. The coloring is beautiful.

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    31. I hope I can make a card with these gorgeous colors. I love these colors.

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    32. Love your cards. Really love the font on "cheers"

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    33. Lovely cards, Shay. The multi-coloured flowers are so fun. And no, it's not a big surprise you focused on stamping a background lol.

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    34. The stamping looks different - like it is swipped across the stamp - really pretty, colorful, and novel.

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    35. Beautiful cards- love the bright colors!

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    36. Love your happy flower cards!! Thank you.

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    37. Shay, your card is lovely. Great use of the colors. Thanks for sharing this.

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    38. Love the backgrounds on these cards.

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    39. Thanks for sharing! Thanks for the blog hop!

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    40. Great blog hop,and your card is so bright and spring like. Love it.

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    41. Love it, such a beautiful and cheerful card!

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    42. I love backgrounds like this! Great color combo! Thank you for posting!

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    43. This is such a bright and happy card! Love it!

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    44. what a fun and bright card, so happy!

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    45. These cards are so pretty. I love your color choices.

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    46. Beautiful background. luscious colors.
      Martha M

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    47. These cards definitely put a smile on my face!

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    48. Such a pretty color combinations!

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    49. Nice colour combos on these cards.

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    50. Your card is beautiful, I love the background.

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    51. Lovely card. I love the color combination makes it stand out.

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    52. I love blog hops because they are so inspiring--thank you!!!

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    53. Love your stamps, great card!

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    54. Beautiful card Shay, love the way you mixed the colors with your wonderful stamps.

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    55. What a bright and beautiful card! So Springy!

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    56. Very original cute card thank you for sharing

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    57. These are so beautiful, I love the colours you've used! The moment your blog popped up on my screen, the cards straight away "jumped" at me - they would definitely stand out amongst loads of other creations! Wonderfully executed! Thanks so much for sharing! :-)

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    58. Happy 5th Anniversary! Great cards! Thank you for sharing!

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    59. Two beautiful cards in great colours !
      Thank you for sponsoring this great blog hop !
      Warm Birthday greetings (it's mine today as well) from Belgium,
      Lieve

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    60. Beautiful backgrounds ! loved the cards :)

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    61. Love the backgrounds you created!

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    62. Vibrant and pretty. Thank you.

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    63. Happiness always on your 5 year anniversary to a blog called hero !

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    64. I just got this stamp set and love the card you made with it. Love to create!

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    65. Beautiful cards! Perfect for the beginning of spring. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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    66. Beautiful, colorful cards and a perfect design for many of our stamp sets!

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    67. Those flowers really pop! I've added the "In Bloom" set to my wishlist. Love those color combinations :)

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    68. Such a beautiful card bright and cheery

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    69. Lovely cards! Your color choices are just spot on!

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    70. Gorgeous cards! I love the colors in your roses. So pretty! TFS

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    71. Beautiful happy cards. Winter is over!

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    72. Beautiful. Love the colors. Thanks for the inspiration and participation in this blog.

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    73. Like the multi-stamping of the flowers.
      Melissa
      "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    74. Gorgeous background & happy colors!

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    75. Fabulous colors and such sweet cards.

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    76. I love these flowers!!! Beautiful cards

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    77. Nice mix of colors in the background stamping. A stunning visual.

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    78. Ohhh love the colors you used!

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    79. Such a happy card with so many lovely colors and flowers!

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    80. bright & colorful & pretty :)

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    81. Lovely cards! They are so colorful and happy! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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    82. What a gorgeous way to decorate a background!

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    83. Such pretty, bright and inviting cards. Thanks!

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    84. How lovely. So wish I could coordinate things like that!

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    85. I love how you made the roses your background. Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win.

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    86. Really cute card! Love the design.
      natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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    87. Beautiful card!!
      Definitely going to try this.

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    88. Beautiful mix of colors. Love color!

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    89. Such pretty cheerful cards! Love these!

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    90. Beautiful card. I love your background - the colors are gorgeous.

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    91. So bright, beautiful and cheerful! Fabulous!

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    92. Lovely set of cards. Love the bold bright colours.

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    93. I love your background, pretty card.

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    94. HUH! That background works WELL with different sentiments!!

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    95. Beautiful cards. Love the dual stamp color so pretty and fun.

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    96. What a fantastic background for so many different sentiments! Beautiful!

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    97. Fantastic backgrounds, beautiful card.

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    98. Beautiful card and colors. It makes me smile. Thanks for sharing.

      Linda D.

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    99. I like the simplicity of the sentiment with just a hint of bling against the colorful background.

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    100. I love stamping my own backgrounds! You made great color choices!! Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    101. Such a cheerful card! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    102. These are beautiful! I love the design and the colors!

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    103. Love the colorful background on these gorgeous cards:)

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    104. Love the rainbow of colors on the roses. Gorgeous!

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    105. Absolutely stunning colours in your background. Love these cards.

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    106. Love the color combination in the flowers on this card!

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    107. beautiful card!! i love the flowers and the colors.

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    108. Oh Shay, these are beautiful! What pretty cards!

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    109. beautiful! great inspiration.

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    110. Great card. Your use of the distress inks was amazing

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    111. Love your color choices Shay. Surely a sign of Spring. Glad w&w are into this celebration for Hero.

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    112. Such lovely colors and flowers!

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    113. Bright and colorful!Beautiful!Thank you for the hop!
      Happy 5th Anniversary to ABNH!

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    114. Pretty colors - great design.

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    115. This card is so pretty and cheerful! Your talent is amazing,

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    116. This is absolutely beautiful. I love a stamped background, and these colors are lovely.

      Thank you so much for helping us celebrate at A Blog Named Hero, and for being a generous collaboration partner with us. We had so much fun with you. :)

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    117. Such fun inspiration.. thank you.

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    118. I like these colorful floral cards.

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    119. so cheerful! love the colors!

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    120. Such a lovely card. Thank you for the great ideas!

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    121. Love the color layering.
      Wonderful card.
      thanks for sharing.

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    122. Lots of pretty colors. I like the bold lettering.

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    123. Lovely flowers with cool colors.

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    124. Love the backgrounds and I always love floral cards! Thanks for sharing and your contribution to the celebration!

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    125. The colors you used are so pretty together. I don't think to use my Distress Inks for stamping and maybe I should give it a shot. This is so pretty.

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    126. Shay, great presentation of the stamp set

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    127. Two great cards full of lovely colors and texture.

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    128. Talk about happy cards...these to fit the bill. If I got one of them, I'd be over the moon. Love the colors you chose...just like Spring.

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    129. I loved the colors on your delightful cards.

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    130. Beautiful cards. How fun to stamp.

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    131. Wow, this is so pretty and I love your colours

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    132. Just the card I need to send for spring! Made me smile to see your card!

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    133. Beautiful cards, love the colors you used.

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    134. Love the colors you chose! Thank you for the chance to win!

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    135. I have noticed a lot of cards using backgrounds like this and I love it! Gonna have to try this!

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    136. OH so pretty cards!! I especially love that bold Cheers sentiment!!

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    137. Beautiful cards! Love the colors+

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    138. Beautiful cards! Love the colors+

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    139. Wonderful use of the different colors! Beautiful cards! Thanks for such a great blog hop!

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    140. Love how you colored your flowers on your card.

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    141. Fabulously fun and vibrant cards! Love it!

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    142. Love these colorful cards!

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    143. Nice cards. Love the colors.

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    144. These cards are beautiful. I'm jealous of your stamping skills

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    145. Wow, what a gorgeous stamp set! You can't go wrong with flowers that pretty!!!

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    146. These just say Spring! Thanks...

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    147. So much wonderful inspiration on this blog hop! I love your colors and the simple clean layout!

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    148. Love the way you created the flowers.

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