Thursday, June 25, 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 JULY release with you!  TWO newstamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on June 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, June 28th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, June 29th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners. 
If you are following the hop you have just arrived from Kalyn Kepner's blog!

A couple of our designers are taking a small hiatus to care for different things in their life. Amy Kolling is filling in for Emily and Melissa Phillips is filling in for Pamela.  We are so excited to have them join us in July!

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)

Today I am sharing a card I created with the adorable new Best Buds stamp set! Ooooh I love this set! If you like flowers and like to color, you will too! I ended up making two cards because I just had too!



Aren't those flowers the cutest?? I just love them! I colored everything here with my new Zig Clean Color brush markers. They are really fun! I love them too! I have had a lot of people asking about what kind of watercolor paper I use. I am using Master's Touch from Hobby Lobby. It has a nice fine texture and is really white. It's quite inexpensive too! Good stuff! The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powdered and adhered with foam tape. The Celebrate sentiment is from the stamp set Sugar Rush.



Made another card with some other stamps in this cute set! This is a little banner and it has three different sentiments you can stamp in it. So cute!


I did the same here as the first card. It is all watercolored with Zig Clean Color brush makers on watercolor paper. I added a few sequins too! :)


I am sure this is a stamp set you will be seeing me use again and again!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the hop! 

You next stop on the hop is Laura Bassen!

Hugs,

Kay :)

Paper Smooches Products Used:
Best Buds ( Available June 30th)
Sugar Rush



176 comments:

  1. LOVE the bright, vibrant watercolor on these cards, Kay, fabulous job!

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  2. Kay this post (and all your cards) are a real feast for the eyes!
    So amazingly beautiful!

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  3. Your colors really grab attention is a wonderful way. I love the glass of flowers but was amazed that the simple thank you card was such a stand out. Great job!

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  4. Live the card and the colors you used

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  5. Love watercoloring and your flowers are gorgeous.

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  6. I love your use of vibrant colors. I just bought the 24 pack of the Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and after seeing your cards I can't wait to use them. I also adore the stamp set you used. Thanks for the ideas.

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  7. Love the simplicity and the blue surround

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  8. What vibrant colors! Yes these flowers are very CUTE!!!

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  9. Oh my gosh Kay! I love your cards, those Zig pens are really vibrant!

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  10. Loving the vibrant colours on this there cards.

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  11. Colorful cards. Love the water colored background. Great job.

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  12. We're the lucky ones to see two of your dating cards today! You always make the best watercolor backgrounds. Those little flowers are adorable and you've colored them perfectly!

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  13. Both cards are so beautifully watercolored!!!

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  14. Love both of your cards! The water coloring is awesome and the colors are so vibrant!

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  15. Wow, the watercolor technique is stunning!

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  16. Love your beautiful watercolours. And, thanks for the tip on the watercolor paper.

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  17. Beautiful watercolor look! I can't wait to get some of those markers. I'm loving all kinds of flower stamps and dies right now so this looks like a must have set.

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  18. Beautiful card! The colors are so vibrant and pretty. Your water coloring is always so inspiring.

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  19. I love your bright vivid colors! Any card with a mason jar has my attention!!

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  20. Wow! As usual, so bright and beautiful!!! Makes me want to watercolor right now.

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  21. Great job with the colors, the background is really well done.

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  22. So pretty. Love how the colors really POP. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. Love your cards. I can't wait to see the complete stamp set....fonts are awesome.

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  24. The new buds stamps is terrific and I love both of your cards!

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  25. Fantastic cards...I just love them.Thank you for tips and thanks PS for blog hop and fabulous prize!

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  26. Fabulous cards ... love how you water colored the backgrounds. :)

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  27. OH my! These are both gorgeous!! You are beyond amazing with color!!!

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  28. I love how bright and festive they are, simply beautiful

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  29. Love, love LOVE your cards!! Great colors and such cute flowers!

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  30. This card IS adorable! I love the colors!

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  31. I love what you do with water color backgrounds.

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  32. Love the Best Buds stamp set! Beautiful card!

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  33. I love what you've done with these flowers...they are so bright and cheerful. These stunning cards make me want to get out my water colors and paint up a storm.

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  34. This is STUNNING!! I love the pretty colors you chose for the watercolor. So bright and happy!!

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  35. I love both cards, Kay! The happy colors just make me smile. You've inspired me to play with my Zig Clean Color markers to create some bright, cheery CAS cards this weekend! Many thanks! ♡

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  36. omgosh, I absolutely ADORE this stamp set!!! Love your use of watercolors, too! I'm always on the look out for a bright water watercolor paper so I will have to check it out.

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  37. Wonderful watercoloring. Like the bright cheerful colors.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  38. i just love all your bright colors!!!

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  39. Beautiful! Both cards make me smile, just so happy!

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  40. Wow! You are such a rock star! I am consistently in awe of everything you make. I don't know what's taken me so long, but I am finally signing up for your email list so I don't miss anything. :)

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  41. Posted on my FaceBook page about Paper Smooches blog hop with link for them to click on.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  42. Your two cards are gorgeous! I love the vibrant mix of colors!

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  43. I shared on FB (Amy Maddux Cooley)

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  44. I tweeted about the hop...
    https://twitter.com/acools/status/614135091581874176

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  45. Beautiful cards!! Love the vibrant colors.

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  46. Posted on my blog about Paper Smooches Jun blog hop with a link for them to click on. Here's blog post entry:
    http://createdbysunshinehoneybee.blogspot.com/2015/06/paper-smooches-blog-hop.html
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  47. oh, I love these sets too because of how you made them up!!! Gorgeous coloring Kay! White watercolor paper? really? oh my! I wish I could go right now! lol I love Canson but white would be awesome! TFS!

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  48. So cute! Love the colors! I can't wait to use my new brush markers!

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  49. So cute and colourful. LOVE them.

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  50. Love the bright happy colors and the watercolor background is gorgeous!

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  51. Wonderful creations Kay - and I love the colors very much - great background as well - TFS - -Thank you for offering the hop - I have it listed on my blog - http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/
    with a link so others can join in - have a blessed day!

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  52. Oh my these are beautiful!!

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  53. Just beautiful-think I'm gonna need that stamp set!!!

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  54. Such bright cheery cards, great color combo!

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  55. Love your card the watercolors really make the card.

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  56. Beautiful cards with
    lovely water coloring.
    Carla from Utah

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  57. Liked and shared
    on FB.
    Carla from Utah

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  58. Kay, Superb coloring. Love the colors you chose and the flowers. Thanks.

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  59. I just love your backgrounds on your cards.
    The card is beautiful and bright.

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  60. Such wonderful cards!!! LOVE them!!!

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  61. Love the vibrant watercolours on both your cards. This looks to be a fun set!

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  62. Very nice watercolor. Pretty flowers.

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  63. YOU are the water-coloring DIVA! These both turned out so beautifully!

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  64. WOW....so bright and cheerful...love the design!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  65. Beautiful cards. Love your water coloring and the images you chose.

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  66. Bright, fun and fabulous, Kay! I love your water coloring so much! Hugs!

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  67. Gorgeous use of the new Zig Clean Color Markers ... the colors are eye-poppingly amazing. Love both cards.

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  68. Oh boy, I'm a flower lover and I love what you've done using this new set! So bright and cheerful with your wonderful watercoloring.

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  69. Wow. I am blown away with your cards. Love the jar vase and the background coloring on all your cards. The flowers just pop up at you. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  70. Two beautiful cards that are a celebration of color!

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  71. LOVE these new flowers, and your cards with them, Kay! They're at the top of my list!

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  72. These are great flowers to color and I love coloring flowers too. I also need those new markers too.

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  73. Radiant card! I may need to try those markers too!

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  74. Gorgeous water coloring! Love those vibrant colors! ♥ 2 beautiful cards!!

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  75. Gorgeous cards! And cards and thanks so much for sharing the watercolor paper you use! I'll definitely have to give it a try! :)

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  76. Wow you never disappoint...gorgeous cards. Great floral images from Kim again!

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  77. I shared on FB about this hop and release.

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  78. Kay, these cards are all magnificent! I love that splash of bright, fun color! AMAZING!

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  79. Beautiful cheery cards! Love the watercolouring!

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  80. Your watercolors are lovely - I'm still hesitating about trying my hand, but when I see what you (and the other DT members) can do, it gives me a bit more of a push.

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  81. I love these. so bright and happy.

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  82. SO happy...love your bright colors and these stamps are just darling!

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  83. Kay, I always enjoy your cards so much - your style is so cheerful and bright. PS has done another great job with the release this month.

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  84. I've tweeted about the Paper Smooches blog hop!

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  85. I've posted about the PS Blog hop on my facebook page

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  86. These are so pretty. I love the water coloring & the colors you chose.

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  87. Your watercolor technique is so amazing and the end product so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  88. I love the colors and water coloring! Nice job!

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  89. LOVE both of your bright and cheery cards! I'll bet the Best Buds set is going to be a big hit! :)

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  90. Wow! These are so pretty.. such beautiful colors. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  91. Flowers + watercolor = perfect card! Love them both.

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  92. Amazing Cards Kay, love the water coloring ,

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  93. I blogged about the blog hop here: http://alaskaforgetmenotdesigns.blogspot.com/2015/06/fun-blog-hop-from-paper-smooches.html

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  94. The watercolouring on both cards is AWESOME!

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  95. I posted about the hop on Facebook.
    https://www.facebook.com/jean.bullock.148/posts/492474867568776

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  96. I tweeted about the hop.
    https://twitter.com/giveawayjean/status/614322825554341888

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  97. Both cards are delightful. I love how the black outlines contrast with the beautiful colors. Well done.

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  98. I have some zig wc markers on their way to me and can't wait to play with them. I totally love your watercolouring on each and every card I see Kay.

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  99. These are both so gorgeous and love the water colouring. Can't wait to see these new sets!!

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  100. I really love your 2 colorful cards, what a pleasure for the eyes.

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  101. O h my gosh both of your cards are adorable, I just love the flower banner and the water coloring on them is wonderful. I will be getting the banner when available. Thanks you did an awesome job!!

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  102. DELIGHTFUL cards Kay!!!
    LOVE your CUTE flowers & sentiments and CHEERY colouring!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your SWEET designs and CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

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  103. I shared all about the PS Blog Hop on Facebook :)
    https://www.facebook.com/tracy.moloney.71/posts/1105743849453991

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  104. I tweeted about the PS Blog Hop :)
    https://twitter.com/TracyM6773/status/614386968042979328

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  105. I shared all about the PS Blog Hop on my blog :)
    http://tracyscraftyadventures.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/paper-smooches.html

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  106. Oooh, Kay! These cards are gorgeous! I keep hearing about those pens(good things) but haven't seen them in person anywhere. No matter, what you did with them is gorgeous. Adore the images. I can well imagine this set will be a favorite for you. Looks like a set right up your alley. I can't wait to see more. I really like how vibrant the colors are and the color choices you made. Thanks for sharing what watercolor paper you used. I just assumed it was Tim Holtz stuff, but I will for sure look up the Master's Touch! Thanks again for sharing, Kay. Your work is pure delight!

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  107. I posted on my blog/flickr page about the hop https://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/18986916778/

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  108. Beautiful cards! Love your watercoloring on these cute images.

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  109. Pretty cards. Love your watercoloring.

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  110. TWO amazingly vibrant cards! Off the HL to buy this watercolor paper!

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  111. Oooh I love the colors and that background watercoloring is gorge!!!

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  112. Oh Kay,these are both SO pretty!! Fabulous water coloring!! I have asked myself so many times,what kind of watercolor paper you use,too bad...we don't have a Hobby Lobby here in Germany! :( I love that it's so white.I only know Tim Holtz's watercolor cardstock that is also white!
    BIG HUGS

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  113. Two amazing and colorful cards! I love the way the watercolored background really makes the stamped images pop off of the card!

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  114. Both cards are gorgeous! You really make the blooms stand out!

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  115. I love the colors you used on these. They are so vibrant and fun!! Nice job! :)

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  116. Nothing beats a good floral stamp set! Love the gorgeous watercolor - I just got some of the zig markers and I'm already having so much fun with them!

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  117. Yup - I definitely need the best buds stamp set! Beautiful work.

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  118. Those are beautiful! Your watercoloring is fabulous.

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  119. I think that would be a stamp set I would use over and over also. Very nice.

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  120. I love how bright and cheery both of your cards are. The watercolored background is great!

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  121. Wow! What a bright and cheery card! I love the look of watercolor, and those markers just make everything POP!

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  122. Wow! What a bright and cheery card! I love the look of watercolor, and those markers just make everything POP!

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  123. Wow! What a bright and cheery card! I love the look of watercolor, and those markers just make everything POP!

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  124. Love your card and this set. A must have.

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  125. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! AMAMZING!! These are BOTH just SO BEAUTIFUL!! =) I LOVE the Colors and the Designs!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  126. Cute cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  127. Beautiful cards! Love the watercoloring. The colors are so vibrant.

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  128. Love the background, behind the vase, very jazzy

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  129. My goodnes both cards are amazing and so beautiful!

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  130. Gorgeous, gorgeous cards--the flower stamps are a must-have! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  131. Love your card. The bright colors combined with the soft look of watercolor--perfect. tfs. ~Bettina

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  132. Bright summer flower card . . . awesome!

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  133. Aww, I really love the watercoloring and everything on those cards!

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  134. I also tweeted about this blog hop! :) https://twitter.com/ziapuetti/status/614713788210769920

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  135. LOVE LOVE LOVE your beautiful watercoloring! So vibrant and beautiful!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  136. Love the watercolor backgrounds. The flowers are bold and bright.
    Both cards are wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  137. I really love your cards, the colors are perfect!

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  138. Very pretty--I like the colors and sequins.

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  139. Wow! Love the fun, bright colors of this card. So beautiful.

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  140. So fun to see your card - perfectly placed sequins and wonderful colors make this a joy to see!! I love seeing your work in various places - you are very talented!!!

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  141. Love both of your sweet cards! The flowers in a jar are just sweet as can be! Awesome watercoloring!

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  142. Oh WOW!!! These two cards are GORGEOUS!!! Love the CAS design of both and your coloring. :-D

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  143. Beautiful creations! So bright and cheerful!

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  144. Your watercoloring is fantastic!

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  145. The coloring on these is just stunning! I'm really excited about those new buds!

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  146. https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/615237471761248256

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  147. oooh, stinkin' cute! I'm lovin' the jar and your coloring technique; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

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  148. I posted on my blog for an additional chance to win; thanx!

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  149. I posted on facebook for an additional chance to win; thanx!

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  150. Stunning cards, love the water coloring!!!

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  151. Oh my goodness... There goes my resolve - I think I must have this set when it comes out (and probably the zig watercolor pens too..."). Love everything about these cards!!!

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  152. really luv the colors you used!

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  153. Ooh!! love these cards! Very artsy looking with the watercoloring background and the colors you used. So dynamic and happy!

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  154. These cards are beautiful, I love that flower stamp.

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  155. Missed the hop, but that doesn't matter in the least, because visiting you is about the 'awesomeness' of your cards more than the chance to win...although I'd take that too *grin* These two floral delights have me smiling...so incredibly pretty! And thank you for the water-colour paper info...We're off to Seattle (first time and a short trip) where I am definitely going shopping! Look out Impress...and Hobby Lobby and Joann's and some clothing stores (no ideas which ones, but we'll wander) and for my husband, a bike shop or ten!
    Hugs~c

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