Thursday, July 30, 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 AUGUST release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on July 31st 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, August 4th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 5th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  
Emily is taking a small hiatus to care for different things in her life. Kathy Racoosin is filling in for her.  We are so excited to have Kathy join us in August!

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)

For my project I am using the absolutely adorable new stamp set called Summer Lovin! This set is SO cute!!


I started by watercoloring my background with several shades of blue and green Peerless Watercolors. I let that dry and stamped the Hello Sunshine sentiment with black ink. I colored all of the cute stamps with Copic Markers and fussy cut them out. I adhered them to my card with foam tape to create a cute little Tropical scene! I added a few little highlights and dots to the stamped pieces and also to the background with my gel pen. Lastly I glued a few 4mm clear Pretty Pink Posh sequins around.


Paper Smooches Products used:
Summer Lovin' Stamp set ( available July 31st at 8:00pm pacific time)

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you're following along with the hop, the next stop is the super talented Laura Bassen

Hugs,

Kay :)






186 comments:

  1. What a fun and cheery card. I love the background and this stamp set looks darling.

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  2. You've created a charming tropical scene, Kay! Palm trees, flowers, birds, shells...when's the next flight to go there? Awesome showcase!
    Hugs~c

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  3. Wowzers, Kay!!! Look at all that fabulous coloring?!! Gorgeous!
    =] Michele

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  4. How appropriate to make a watercolor background for your island - beautiful.

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  5. Oh my goodness the colors on this! So fun and happy. Love this Kay. I posted about the hop on Facebook

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  6. I like your card a lot love the color combo, can't wait til the new release is available! I facebooked and blogged!

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  7. Such a fabulous tropical scene, Kay! Your color combination is fantastic. And how clever are you to make the island the hibiscus flower and leaves. Your creativity knows no bounds! Thanks for sharing, my friend! Hugs! :)

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  8. What a wonderful set. Love, love, love your card!

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  9. So vibrant and beautiful!! TFS

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  10. The background just sets the stage for the beautiful die cuts. Love it!

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  11. Such beautiful watercoloring. Love the background and the images are so adorable. Can't wait to see the set.

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  12. Awesome card, Kay! Love what you create with watercolors!

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  13. This makes me want to go to Hawaii! Beautiful!

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  14. WOW, I super need to learn how to create a watercolour background like that! I love the effect & end result. I've tried twice now & have failed both times. Love your card & all of it's creative detail!

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  15. So pretty and perfect! Love the bold colors and this set looks like a must have for me!

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  16. Love your coloring. The water is perfect! I rarely use these colors but I think I might just have to come out of my comfort zone and try this! So fun! Beautiful details.

    Chris R. from Iowa (ckrobinson01@hotmail.com)

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  17. Your card is a little bit of sunshine! :)

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  18. Love this tropical card! You did a beautiful job on the watercoloring.

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  19. wow,wow and wow! the colors on your card are BEAUTIFUL. I can't wait to see complete Summer Lovin stamp set.

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  20. Very bright and fun card! The loose watercolor background is the perfect backdrop for your beautiful die cuts!

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  21. Love the fussy cutting. Even with all of the dies we have I still enjoy doing my own cutting.
    The watercolor background is so pretty.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful card.

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  22. Definitely looks like summer - I can almost hear the ocean!

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  23. I love it! So bright and cheerful :)

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  24. I love it! So bright and cheerful :)

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  25. What cute stamps... You create the best little scenes ever, love the colors and layout.

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  26. what a cute, colorful scene! LUV it!

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  27. What a fun card. Love the watercolor background and vibrant colors!

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  28. What a FUN, colorful card! Beautiful water coloring and layout. Anxiously awaiting the new release so I can see all of it!

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  29. I never would have thought to put things together like that! You are so talented!

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  30. So beautiful! I love the bright and vibrant beachy colors to coordinate with the adorable images! I've Google+ recommended/shared it/the hop too!! :) Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  31. Love the watercolour background, the use of white space, and the bright,fresh colours! Great card!

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  32. This is just a perfect card. From the watercolour starting point to all the added elements. It just flows together so well.

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  33. This is just a perfect card. From the watercolour starting point to all the added elements. It just flows together so well.

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  34. I am so loving your card...so perfect for summer with all the tropical colors. I can hardly wait to see the full release. Thanks for your inspiration!

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  35. Your colors are so vibrant. Your card is so cute too.

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  36. What an awesome design! And the colors are so bold and beautiful!

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  37. Hi Kay, awwww, what a happy card! Love the flowers and the little bird. I need to get some sequins!

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  38. Beautfil colours and a beautiful card!

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  39. Kay, love your card, the colours and layout so eye catching. Just brilliant.

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  40. Beautiful card! The tropical feel is so wonderful.

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  41. I absolutely ADORE every single one of your creations! Love love love the watercolor and you always use my favorite vibrant colors (lime green!!!!!!). I'm always so excited to check my email every day to see what you've come up with next :-)

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  42. Fun loving card & love the bold bright colors you used!

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  43. love your card! i always love the bright colors that you use!

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  44. Love the color choices.Bright and fun.

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  45. I love the card, it is so cute!

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  46. Such a happy card! The colors are beautiful!

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  47. Makes me just want to go take some time to relax
    with a cup of ice cold lemonade! Your card is so summery!

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  48. How cute and love your background!

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  49. Such a beautifully watercolored card!!! Love the peace and restful feel of your scene!! Paradise!

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  50. Stunning images for this great summer card.

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  51. That set IS cute and your card is just fabulous!!

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  52. Very lovely, bright and cheerful!

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  53. Oh, this new set is adorable but then again any set you use turns into adorable! Love this, Kay!

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  54. Just love that little birdie - the card is great!

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  55. Very beautiful watercolored card!!!

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  56. Love your card. The colors are perfect. TY for letting me share on Google plus an fb.

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  57. Great color combo - a very cheery card.

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  58. Liked and shared
    on FB page!
    Carla from Utah

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  59. Love the beautiful coloring
    on this card! Great looking
    scene on it.
    Carla from Utah

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  60. What a cheerful card - just love the new stamps :)

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  61. Love your bright, happy card!

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  62. You worked your magic again--This card is AMAZING! Pinning right now. ;)

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  63. Such colourful watercolours. It looks so bright.

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  64. the water coloring is perfect setting for the stamping - great job!

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  65. I love the vibrant colors. So summery. I really need to try painting with watercolors. I love the look of this card.

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  66. love that watercolour effect you have on your card

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  67. Love all things watercolored and the sentiment. Very nice card.

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  68. Like the watercoloring & tropical scene you created.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  69. Aloha! Now I am craving a vacation! Beautiful work!

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  70. LOVE This FUN Tropical Design and the Colors!! SQUEAL!! SUPER EXCITED for the New Release!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  71. Posted on my blog about the PS Jul Blog Hop. Provided a PS link for people to check out. Here's my blog post:
    http://createdbysunshinehoneybee.blogspot.com/2015/07/paper-smooches-july-blog-hop.html
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  72. Wonderful. Such a tropical feel!

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  73. Beautiful card! Love your colouring,so vibrant,thanks for sharing! AnnB

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  74. Love the tropical feel to the card - great blog hop. Lovin' the inspiration.

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  75. I absolutely adore your use of colour in this card, wonderful

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  76. Love it!!! Your colors always blow me away!!!

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  77. Your card captures summer lovin' perfectly!

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  78. I love the way you color and your use of colors. This is gorgeous.

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  79. What an awesome summer-y combination of colors! Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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  80. I like the color combination you used on your card. It's nice and relaxing card.

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  81. I posted on FB about this release.

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  82. Awesome card & coloring. And it looks like this birdie has an island all to himself. Cute!

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  83. The card has an amazing tropical feel to it, great work.

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  84. Absolutely FABULOUS card, Kay! Your water colored background is just beautiful and I love how you colored all of these sweet images! I'm so glad you joined the PS team and that you could be part of the hop!!!

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  85. I posted on my blog/ Flickr account https://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/19958361870

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  86. What a bright and beautiful summer card. Thanks for the opportunity to win.Shannon

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  87. Love your card! Bright and fun w watercolor accents.

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  88. Beautiful watercolor so. You have inspired me!

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  89. I like your choices for creating this tropical scene. The bright colors are perfect too. Thanks

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  90. Your little scene with the island, the bird, it's just gorgeous like that watercoloring.

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  91. Absolutely gorgeous! I really like your coloring of these fun, stamped images.

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  92. I think I am in love with this stamp set! Your card is wonderful!

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  93. I am comentator numer 101 hope this is my lucky number
    I adore your cute image
    I adore how you colored it Kay
    sooo adorable and the blue background watercolor oh wooow I love it much
    love love love your card Kay..
    hugs, Monika

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  94. It's a beautiful card. I love the tropical colors.

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  95. I'm in trouble with that stamp set, I can tell already! It's gorgeous!

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  96. Gorgeous card. Love the palm tree and the flower.

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  97. Your watercoloring makes this a beautiful card!

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  98. This card is so cute! Love your coloring and the images are too cute!

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  99. Your card is gorgeous and I love the water color background.

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  100. LOVE! you just have a way with composition!

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  101. How pretty! Love the colors and the cute little bird and flowers. Gorgeous water coloring!!!

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  102. Very cute and colorful. I like the white gel pen highlights.

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  103. Wow love the vibrant colors on your gorgeous card!!!

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  104. So pretty. Love your watercolor background. TFS

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  105. So pretty and cheerful. Just love the background. Great color.

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  106. I absolutely LOVE this card! I love your background and will have to try that idea on my next card.

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  107. This card is so bright and cheery and has a great background.

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  108. This card is so bright and cheery and has a great background.

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  109. I love this card, from the watercolored background to the perfectly colored images! Absolutely fantastic!

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  110. I love the watercolor background. Very cute card.

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  111. Love the watercolour background and the summery feel of your card!

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  112. Gosh you are very talented! That card looks "perfectly imperfect"! You have a beautiful touch to your watercoloring technique - thanks for sharing!

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  113. Wow, so striking! You did an amazing job!

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  114. Looks like a tropical paradise! Beautifully done!

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  115. Tweeted about hop. https://twitter.com/DeborahOwens8/status/626969391352016897

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  116. Great card! Love the watercoloring in the background.

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  117. Awesome little scene! Your watercoloured background is the perfect backdrop!

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  118. CUTE card!!! Excited about this new release:)

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  119. My goodness I fell in love with the hibiscus and coconut palm stamps already! And such beautiful coloring you did Kay!

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  120. Love your card , it's so bright and love that bird.

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  121. Your cards are pure perfection! This is lovely! I am smitten by the way you combined the palmtree, the bird and that hibiscus and made them all work seamlessly, and your colouring always takes my breath away.
    In short: YOU ROCK! :D

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  122. Wow! Love your card so much! Such beautiful, bright colours and great combination of them! Stunning!

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  123. SUPER CUTE & CHEERY card Kay :)
    LOVE your SWEET scene and BEAUTIFUL colouring!!!

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  124. I shared on Facebook about the new release DT Blog Hop and giveaways :)
    https://www.facebook.com/tracy.moloney.71/posts/1125308107497565

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  125. I tweeted about the new release DT Blog Hop and giveaways :)
    https://twitter.com/TracyM6773/status/627047940935135232

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  126. I shared about the new release DT Blog Hop and giveaways on my blog :)
    http://tracyscraftyadventures.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/its-pep-rally-week-on-paper-smooches.html

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  127. Fabulous cards Kay! Love the flower dies!!!

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  128. Great colors. Love the blue background!

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  129. Beautiful card! Love your watercoloring and Copic coloring!

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  130. so very cute thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  131. Great card. Love your colors

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  132. BEAUTIFUL card, Kay! I just love your pretty backgrounds! Your cards are always just so bright and cheerful! Wow!

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  133. Seriously love your colors. This card is my new favorite. Love that bird and scene.

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  134. Love love this card, everything is put together so well. Fantastic stamps with lots of possibilities

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  135. Adorable--love your tropical card, the background is fabulous!

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  136. Love the vibrant colors on this super cute card!

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  137. Lovely card. The colors are so vibrant but the card has such a relaxing feel.

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  138. Gorgeous watercolours and love how you've added little dots of white. Nice touch!

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  139. so fun and vibrant watercolors. Thanks for sharing.

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  140. I love every stamp in this set, most times there is one or two that I would not use. Not the case here.

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  141. So cheerful and tropical!!!! Love it!

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  142. Oh my word what a pretty card. I love it! Great job.

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  143. I shared this hop on my facebook wall.

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  144. Adorable stamps and love the colors and the way you put them together. :)

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  145. LOVE the colors on your card!
    Sherry Heier
    survivorcancer@hotmail.com

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  146. Love love love this card (and every other one you create too!) Beautiful as usual, Kay! <3

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  147. Adorable and vibrant colors, I love it!

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  148. This is super cute! I love the focal image and the watercolored background (especially how you combined different colors to create the dimension).

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  149. Wow! Love that beautiful colors. Your card is just amazing

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  150. What a beautiful tropical card, love your colouring :)

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  151. This card has such a fun, tropical feel to it - so bright and happy!! Beautifully done!!

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  152. Love your use of the products, design and color!

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  153. This is adorable. Love the watercolor background and the cute scene you created from these stamps.

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  154. Amazing color combo!! Love this happy summer card!! Yours, Steph
    www.CraftedBySteph.blogspot.com

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  155. Love this new release and love your card. So colorful.

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  156. Oh WOW!! I love summer and seaside cards. This one is G O R G E O U S !! :-D

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  157. So pretty! Loving these cute images and the bright colors!

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  158. I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/627903311484743680

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  159. I love hibiscus and all the happy colors you used.

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  160. What a beautiful card and I love the vibrant water colors you used!

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  161. SUPER cute!!! Love the colors and the scene is just darling ♥

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  162. Wow - your card is GORGEOUS! Adore the bright colors! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  163. I like how you combined water colors and Copic coloring. Nice card!

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  164. Fabulous card. I'm really loving all your gorgeous watercolour backgrounds and bright colouring. Your little white dot accents really add zing too.

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Thank you so much for leaving me a comment! I read and appreciate each and every one so much! Hugs :)