Thursday, April 23, 2015

Paper Smooches Design Team Blog Hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MAY release with you!  TWO newstamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on April 30th at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.  
To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 
The prize - a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, April 26th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, April 27th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  
A couple of our designers are taking a small hiatus to care for different things in their life. Amy Rohl is filling in for Emily and Jennifer McGuire is filling in for Pamela.  We are so excited to have them join us in May!

To increase your chances of winning:
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

So today I am sharing a card created with the stamp set Surf and Turf using the matching dies that will be released on April 30th!


I first sponged a background with Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, and Mustard Seed. I let that dry,  rounded the corners and adhered it to my card base with foam tape. I colored the cute little characters from the Surf & Turf Stamp set with Copic markers and cut them out with the new matching dies.  I cut the waves with the new Waves dies and added some white dots with my white gel pen. I layered the waves on my sponged background and glued a tan circle just underneath the top wave for a little beach. I adhered all of the cute little animals with foam tape and stamped the sentiment at the top.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy the hop!

Kay :)







220 comments:

  1. The crab looks like it's clapping for her! lol Super, super cute Kay! Fabulous coloring and colors... Screams Summer! Love it!

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  2. ha! So cute! Made me smile. I Facebooked and tweeted about the blog hop

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  3. So much fun! Love that inked up background!

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  4. Ack! This was my favorite PS post so far! Love the images! I facebooked, tweeted and blogged about it

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  5. So adorable! Love the bright colours too!

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  6. Now this is a happy card. Love the bright colors - the new wave die - the sentiment - oh gosh, I just love it all!

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  7. Love it!!! Super sweet - makes me smile and giggle!!! Your layout and colors are awesome !!
    Laurie B

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  8. so stinkin' cute!! love the background!!!

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  9. Cute card. Love all the colors!

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  10. So much detail on this really cute card.

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  11. Oh I'm in dream land with the pelican and then to have all the bright fish and silly crab. Kim outdid herself with this set!

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  12. Such a cute card. Wonderful distress ink coloring. Love it!

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  13. This card is too cute! I love ALL of PS products, just my style!!

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  14. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! Such a FUN and HAPPY Design!! AWESOME!! Can't wait to see the FULL Release!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOIUS WEEK!! =)

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  15. So happy and cute. Love your colors

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  16. Gorgeous background coloring. I can't wait to try the new dies.

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  17. Oh such a pretty background! Love it!

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  18. L-O-V-E the sponged background colors and your beautiful waves with the white dots ... and the sentiment is just darling!

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  19. Oh my word I just ADORE this!! Such a fun and colorful background!! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Bright and colorful. Love the shading in the sky. All of the waves are so pretty.
    the sentiment is quirky and fun.
    thanks for sharing

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  21. Oh this is just too too cute! LOVE the scene and oh that is a fabulous background! Love this!! ♥

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  22. Love your happy and colorful card, Kay. So cute :)

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  23. Love ocean themed stamps! Your card
    is so colorful. Love the pun :)

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  24. Absolutely adorable! I love the critters and the background you created. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Love this bright, fun, summertime card!

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  26. What a fun card. Your ink blending looks fabulous.

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  27. Cute card. LOVE the colors you used....beautiful.

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  28. That is such a cute card. I love the scene you created. Adorable.

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  29. What a fun scene! I love that sky!!

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  30. what a cute card!! :) im not on facebook or twitter (",) thanks for sharing ♥

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  31. This is adorable, from your fabulous background coloring to the dots on the waves!! What a fun sentiment, it made me laugh! Such a cute scene!!

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  32. This is adorable, from your fabulous background coloring to the dots on the waves!! What a fun sentiment, it made me laugh! Such a cute scene!!

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  33. :D SOOOOO cute!!! luv the colors too!

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  34. Oh my goodness, this is so adorable! I love sea stamps and I can't wait to see everything in this set! So excited!

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  35. That crab is adorable! Super cute card!

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  36. Great colors for this little seaside scene! Can't wait to see all of the new release!

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  37. I LOVE that sweet pelican-great card-TFS!

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  38. OMG fabulous card...I just love everything on this card..Fabulous colors...Thank you and thanks Paper Smooches for the great Blog hop!

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  39. I FB'd about the Paper Smooches blog hop and prizes.

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  40. So cute and I love the bright colors.

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  41. Ohhhh what?!!
    Bright
    Beautiful
    And so funny!
    Love it!

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  42. Too cute and loving
    all the layers and
    die cuts!
    Carla from Utah

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  43. LOVE IT!! This card is so cute...what a great card to send us into summer!!

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  44. Love this cute card! Love all the layers.

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  45. This is absolutely adorable. It is so colorful and cheery.

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  46. What a gorgeous card. I LOVE the sunset and the scene screams perfection!

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  47. This card is just too adorable! The different layers of waves, background and cute critters.. they're all perfect and your little scene you've created is amazing!

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  48. These fabulous colours make for a cheery card!

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  49. I love the scene you have created and the colored background. I want that wave die! I never would have thought to add the white dots to the waves. Cute sentiment as well.

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  50. Such a cute card, Kay! I love your sponged background...so bright and cheery! Beautifully colored images, too! You did an amazing job with these new goodies, and I can't wait to see more ~ Hugs!

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  51. So cute! Love the colors and images!

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  52. Stunning card!! Love the badkground and the beach scene that you created!!
    Makes me think of Summer .... and relaxing .... aaaahhhhh :) *sigh*

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  53. I love how silly and cute the card is!

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  54. Color-fun, Kay! LOVE those waves!

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  55. Love your sweet water scene!

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  56. Love the bright colours! A great fun card!

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  57. Wow! Such fun colours! And super cute images!

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  58. This is a fun happy card, great job in the color blending!!!

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  59. Love this really colorful, fun card!!!! Great use of materials.

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  60. Soooo cute. Great background. Thanks.

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  61. What a cool and fun background!

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  62. I really like the color in your card. The white dots are eye catching.

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  63. The bright colors make this card stand out. The little fishes are my favorite.

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  64. This card is so cute! It would definitely put a smile on someone's face.

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  65. Your card is super cute, and your colors just pop!!

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  66. Cute card and love the colors you chose!

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  67. I love punny sentiments. Cute card!

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  68. I love this card and the funny sentiments its adorable

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  69. What a great card.. that background is gorgeous... It really makes that little crab which I love POP

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  70. LOVE the card! Love the new stamps and dies!

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  71. Tee-hee!!! This is so clever and so cute it made me giggle! In fact, I am still smiling even though I am typing one-handed! Thanks.

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  72. Just darling and what FUN colors! Think the white wave & dots added so much. It really does make one smile :D

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  73. What a fabulous card! Love the colors and that sentiment! Super fun and clever

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  74. Utterly adorable, Kay! Yet another of your darling signature scenes that has me wishing I were there! That little crab...seriously, how cute is he! Priceless!
    Hugs~c

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  75. Really cute card. I am still smiling. Love the idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  76. What a happy card! Love your bright colors and all the details.

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  77. Now that card will make you smile! So cute and love all the colors!

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  78. OH- so cute!! Love the little sea creatures!

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  79. Beautiful background and I like the variety of colors and shapes for your waves.

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  80. Now this card really makes me smile! Fun!

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  81. Amazing inking Kay!!! Love it!!!

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  82. Love your colorful background. Great card!

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  83. Very festive card with all those colors.

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  84. Love your adorable card! The background is gorgeous!

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  85. Fab and fun! Love the bright, happy colors - the sky is awesome.

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  86. ADORABLE!!! The Surf and Turf stamp set is definitely my next stamp set from PS. :-D

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  87. Your cards are always so bright and beautiful! The colors in this are seriously so stunning! Such a happy card. Love the scene you created and what adorable images!!

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  88. Great funny sentiment! Beautiful color combo too!

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  89. Awesome waves - the whole card is beautiful!!

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  90. What an adorable card and stamp set! How many days until we can buy? lolo

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  91. Love how bright and happy this card is!

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  92. Love the card and all the beachy colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  93. Awesome colors!! Love the card and PS!

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  94. Too much fun going on here Kay!! Love your pretty sunset background!

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  95. Very cute pelican! and I love your background!

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  96. Amazing colors on this card.

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  97. Very cute card! I love the pelican.

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  98. Such a happy card! Your coloring is fabulous :)

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  99. Your card is adorable. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  100. Love the background, and the bright colors on your card are awesome!

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  101. I love your colors....but the card, any girlfriend would be happy to get it.

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  102. Too cute! LOVE the colors of the sponged background!!

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  103. Love the colors and how it reminds you of summer.

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  104. Tweeted the hop https://twitter.com/D_Ann_1/status/591399128900325376

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  105. That distress ink background is so pretty!! Great card!!

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  106. What an absolutely adorable card!

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  107. Your card made me giggle. Very cute card and sentiment.

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  108. Your card made me giggle. Very cute card and sentiment.

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  109. Cute card! I love the coloring! Just makes it pop!

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  110. Love, love, love that adorable pelican! The sentiment is awesome also. Fabulous card!

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  111. Love the brightly inked background!!!

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  112. Oh, such a darling card! Love the background you created!

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  113. Awesome colors on your darling card!!!

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  114. Love the design and use of the products. Great colors.

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  115. I have the biggest smile and the heartiest chuckle when I saw your card! Fabulous!!!

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  116. What a darling card Kay. One of my favorite sets I own and love that dies are included now. Yippie!

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  117. Fantastic scene. Love the colors of that sunset. TFS

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  118. What a pun, I mean, fun, card!!!

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  119. What a cute and fun card!! Love it:)

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  120. Kay an adorable card, you created a fabulous backdrop with die cuts and ink--perfect!

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  121. Super cute card! It just made me smile as soon as I saw it. The bright colors and funny sentiment all drew me in! Absolutely awesome!

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  122. Oh my goodness! You are making it hard for me to save any money. This looks like another set I NEED.

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  123. I am currently SO into anything beach or nautical, so I love this stamp set! Your card really shows it off at its' best!

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  124. such great vibrant colors!

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  125. Great job on the ink blending! Fun card!

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  126. Such a cute water scene! The new release is fabulous.

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  128. There is so much wow! to this card it's hard to say what I love best! Amazing!

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  129. There is so much wow! to this card it's hard to say what I love best! Amazing!

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  130. Thereis si much wow! to this card it's hard top day what I love best! Amazing!

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  131. Thereis si much wow! to this card it's hard top day what I love best! Amazing!

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  132. Love your colorful and "punny" card! So super cute!

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  133. The background made by distress ink is super cute!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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  134. Oh my, Kay, what a fabulous card! I really like the colors you chose for the background. They look great on this type of a theme card. Your cast of characters is adorable. The waves look neat, too. I simply adore your scene cards. Excellent work! Big hugs!!

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  135. How fabulous to have dies for one of my favourite stamp sets! Love the beautiful background on your card and the cute creatures!

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  136. This is adorable. I like the sponged background and the waves.

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  137. Gorgeous seaside scene...love your inking and waves.

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  138. This card is so striking! I love your inking and coloring. I'm so glad there are dies for this set now!!

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  139. ADORABLE! Love the way you inked up the sky and added the dots to the waves!! Super duper cute details!

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  140. Kay, this is so colorful and fun! LOVE this idea!

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  141. Great card- there's so much to look at. The waves are terrific.

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  142. OMGosh, this is just as cute as can be!!!!!!!!!!!

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  143. So cute--reminded me of my recent Disney trip, all the Mermaid and Nemo inspired themes, love this set!

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  144. wow your background is amazing and so beautiful!!! and your card super sweet!

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  145. Awesome!! Can't wait to see the whole release and add more to my wish-list. I'm SO HAPPY about the Surf & Turf dies. I love the fishies! :)

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  146. Such a cute scene! I love the colors and the white pen accents!

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  147. I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/591701676018503680

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  148. Great Summer card. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  149. You've created such a cute and colorful scene!

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  150. This is one of my favorite sets!

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  151. Posted on my blog/flickr about the new release. https://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/16640221323/

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  152. I love the bright colors, it looks like summer.

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  153. Surf and Turf is such an adorable set! And I love your ink blending too!

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  154. I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MsPersephone333/status/591802139283881985

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  155. I shared about the Paper Smooches DT Blog hop on Facebook too.

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  156. The new die set looks like it is going to be so fun - and versatile! LOVE this card. Very cute!

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  157. Great card, I love the bg you did! The surf & turf is on my wishlist for a while, now it gets matching dies I really need it!!

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  158. I need every stamp and die on this fun card.

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  159. Super cute! I love this little ocean scene!

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  160. love the bright colors! I love pelicans, so this is the set for me!

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  161. CUTENESS GALORE - LOVE your card Kay :)
    LOVE your STUNNING background & FABULOUS waves, LOVE your ADORABLE pelican, crab & fish too!!!

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  162. I shared about the Blog Hop on Facebook, my name there is Tracy Moloney :)
    https://www.facebook.com/tracy.moloney.71/posts/1068164463211930

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  163. I tweeted about the Blog Hop :)
    https://twitter.com/TracyM6773/status/591932300306157568

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  164. I shared about the Blog Hop, new releases, inspiration and prizes on my blog :)
    http://tracyscraftyadventures.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/paper-smooches-blog-hop.html

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