Monday, August 19, 2019

The Greetery: Autumn Sketches and Cotton Comforts




Hi there! Today is the first day of the countdown for the August release from The Greetery! I'm super excited to share my projects with you because this release is absolutely stunning! The new Get Cozy Get Crafty Collection makes me want to grab a hot cup of pumpkin spice coffee and get busy crafting! Fall is my favorite time of year!

All of the new items you will be seeing over the next four days will be available for sale on Friday, August 23 10:00am ET at The Greetery!

Be sure to leave a comment on my blog and all of the Inspiration team's blogs for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to The Greetery. There will be one given away each of the four countdown days!

Okay onto the projects!




My first card is using the gorgeous new Cotton Comforts stamp set and coordinating dies. I added the little bird from the Robin & Wren stamp set, tucked in some greenery and flowers from Pot-Pourri and Summer Sketches.




For the background I just quickly swiped watercolor over the edges with a large paintbrush. I cut this out with the Crimped Frame die.  The sentient is included in the new Cotton Comforts stamp set. I love that the matching die is included! 

Supplies for this card:

Cotton Comforts stamp set
Cotton Comforts die set
Pot-Pourri stamp set
Pot-Pourri die set
Summer Sketches stamp set
Summer Sketches die set
Robin & Wren Stamp set
Robin and Wren Die Set
Crimped Frame Die set
Sentiment Suite Die set

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My next card uses the beautiful new Autumn Sketches stamp set and coordinating dies, along with the new Halfsies Diamond Die set. I stamped the leaves in multiple colors using the MISTI stamping tool. I also added some patterned paper behind the Halfsies die cut to create a background for my window.



The sentiment was heat embossed, cut out with the Sentiment Suite Dies and added with foam tape.

Supplies used for this card:

Autumn Sketches Stamp set
Autumn Sketches Die set
Halfsies Diamond Die set
Sentiment Suites Die set

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I couldn't resist doing one more card with the Autumn Sketches stamp set. This set like, the Summer Sketches includes the outline stamps and they are wonderful for watercoloring!



I stamped everything in black waterproof ink and loosely watercolored them with Mission Watercolors.

Supplies used for this card:

Autumn Sketches Stamp set


Be sure and check out The Greetery Blog and the Inspiration team list below for more inspiration using these new products!

Don't forget to leave a comment on my blog and all of the Inspiration team's blogs for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to The GreeteryThere will be one given away each of the four countdown days!


Kay Miller   <---You are here
Laurie Willison


Thanks so much for stopping by!


Hugs,

Kay :)

139 comments:

  1. All three cards are gorgeous! I'm so happy for you to be on the team and creating for one of your very favorite seasons of the year. The images are wonderful and the colors evoke a warm and cozy feel. Thank you for sharing, Kay! Hugs!

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  2. All so gorgeous but I especially love the third one with the fall leaves against the blue sky.

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  3. Beautiful, Kay. Your cards are always inspiring!

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  4. Just stunning! Love the fall colors.

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  5. Love, love, love your use of color!!! Absolutely beautiful!!! You always get my creative juices flowing!!! Thank you for all the inspiration!!

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  6. That background on the first card, I love it! These are gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  7. Wow what wonderful cards they are amazing.. I am so loving that you iand the little birdie with the leaves.

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  8. All your cards are beautiful! Loads of inspiration. The watercolored one is so delicate-- cant wait to try that out myself!

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  9. Brilliant cards Kay. Love that bit of gingham tucked in behind the Halfsies dies. Cheers.

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  10. Each one of your cards was my new favorite! So lovely!

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  11. Amazing cards. Love your colors and style.

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  12. Beautiful cards! Love the watercolor leaves especially!

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  13. Fabulous work with the watercolors!

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  14. I love all your cards! Just gorgeous!

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  15. Beautiful cards!! You made it difficult to choose a favorite! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. All of your projects are gorgeous, but I especially like the first watercolored background! It looks like design paper.

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  17. I LOVE that watercolor swipe technique!

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  18. So beautiful! Love your watercoloring!

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  19. Simply adore your pretty watercolor with the blue sky and autumn leaves!!!! Perfection!

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  20. Beautiful inspiration today, Kay. Love the watercolored card.

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  21. I have a joyful moment with each of your cards. Loved the swipe of watercolor on the first card background. Going to try that technique. Can’t wait to use the halfsies. So bright and joyful. And the watercolor on the last card is wonderful. I look forward to your many cards using The Greetery products

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  22. You make these images come alive! So beautiful!

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  23. Such wonderful inspiration, Kay! All of your cards have such a warm, cozy feel. I'm inspired by your dry brush background and your lovely watercoloring on the Autumn Leaves card. 💗

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  24. Beautiful fall designs and especially loved your watercoloring. Your 3rd card was so inspiring.

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  25. Kay, your water colored Autumn Sketches is beautiful! Can’t wait for tomorrow!

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  26. Theya re all so pretty but the watercolor one is STUNNING!

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  27. WOW!!!!!!!! All 3 cards are absolutely GORGEOUS Kay but the last water colored card takes my breath away...absolutely STUNNING!! So excited you're on The Greetery team and am so looking forward to seeing all your inspiration every other month! Thank you, thank you my friend!! Hugs. :0)

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  28. These cards are really beautiful! Your watercoloring on that second card is so pretty.

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  29. My goodness, these cards are striking. The inspiration coming from these sets are phenomenal.

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  30. The quick swiped watercolour background is so stunning! Beautiful cards!

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  31. I'm thrilled beyond words that you are a part of Betsy's Design Team and look forward, really, to anything that you create! That darling birdie is a favorite of mine paired with the new cotton bolls and leaves is a must have! Classic, timeless beauty and can be used for endless combinations and occasions! Stunned!

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  32. Hi Kay! I’m pinching myself that I’m back on your blog with other favorite artists, designing with Betsy! A dream come true! Your watercolors are gorgeous, such pretty colors & layouts. And your stamped branch with the pretty plaid reminds me of the perfect Fall picnic. Awesome post! 😊

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  33. Beautiful, colorful autumn cards!

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  34. Such pretty cards! I especially like the one with outlined water coloring.

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  35. Gorgeous cards with these beautiful designs! I'm in love with the Autumn Sketches set! Your card with the watercolored outline images is just fabulous! Love those colors! And I'm excited about the Halfsies dies too!

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  36. Delightful cards, Kay! Love the watercolor outline!

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  37. OMGoodness, I am such a fan of your creations and you have totally rocked day one reveals! Love your attention to details and the way you incorporated old with the new!

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  38. These sets are gorgeous in your skilled hands! I especially love the third card.

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  39. Beautiful designs. I especially love the blue background with the watercolored background. This stamp set is definitely on my must have list! 🍁🍁😊

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  40. Stunning cards Kay. The fact that fall is your favorite season really shines through on these beauties. I have a feeling The Greetery is going going to get into my wallet again this month!

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  41. Beautiful cards, Kay! Your watercolored card using the Autumn Sketches set is my favorite as it reminds me of a beautiful fall day!

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  42. I have no favorites today! They are all lovely.

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  43. Oh wow, three amazing cards.... and you are making me want it all! Love the one with the little bird and the gingham card is gorgeous!

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  44. Gorgeous! I like the last one the best!

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  45. Your watercolors bright autumn sky background is PERFECT with the great fall colors and scattered leaves. When I saw the second card I immediately thought of my favorite pie - pumpkin and imagined eating a slice on my back porch picnic table while drinking coffee. Funny how images can transport us to other places. Thanks for the little trip!

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  46. I love the way you added the little bird to the first card. Your cards are all so beautiful!

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  47. Beautiful, Kay! I love the watercolor leaves!

    Chris L.

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  48. OH MY, KAY!!!! The first card is STUNNING with the cotton images & the little wren, & your color choices! The second card, is SO FALL!! PERFECT for this time of year! AND your third card, makes me think of a story book!!!! I LOVE story book illustrations! SUPER WORK, Kay!!!!

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  49. Beautiful fall cards. I love this wonderful release.

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  50. I can always count on you for beautiful cards Kay!!!!!

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  51. Kay,your card designs are all gorgeous! SO happy that you are a part of Betsy's team-- I must say it feels like "old home week" and I like it!!!

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  52. Your fall colors are so pretty to show off these new sets!

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  53. Beautiful cards! I love your color combinations.

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  54. Just beautiful! I’ll take a chai latte with your pumpkin spice coffee!

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  55. So beautiful the way you mixed the autumn set with the birds and other already released sets. And the watercolored leaves are gorgeous!

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  56. Three beautiful vibrant cards using these lovely new stamps and dies!

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  57. What beautiful cards! Love the bright colors!

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  58. I really love the colourful background you created on your first card, Kay! The fall colours you used on all of your cards are beautiful! What a stunning fall release!

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  59. La tarjeta con colores naranja, es mi favorita.

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  60. Just stunningly beautiful cards. Love the new products. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  61. Gorgeous, gorgeous cards! You are so talented. Love these new stamps!

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  62. Beautiful cards. I especially love the one with the bird.

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  63. Gorgeous cards! Esp the watercolor leaves card!!

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  64. Oh my stars, I love all of the cards you made. Of course it helps that Autumn is my favorite season! Love this release!

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  65. So gorgeous! Love the bird in the leaves and the leaves against that amazing blue. Thanks for sharing how wonderful the halfsies will be to create dimension.

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  66. Totally STUNNING creations!! Love how you used all these stamps!!

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  67. I love the way you used the bright autumn leaves with the coordinating dies. All your cards have great color!

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  68. 3 beautiful cards! The 2nd card with it traditional fall color palette is my fav but I must say I am in love with the background on your 1st card too!!!

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  69. Such a stunning trio of cards, Kay! Love the colorful leaves with the plaid background and the Halfies, that wren perched on your sentiment with the cotton branches, and lastly your watercolored leaves are so inspiring. So happy to see you showcasing The Greetery!

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  70. Absolutely stunning cards! My favourite is the first card with the cotton stems and the little wren, love it! Thanks for the inspiration today.

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  71. My heart! I love the fall leaves in the beautiful sky background!

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  72. Such gorgeousness!! Love each one of these cards. The last one is really so soft and ethereal!!

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  73. I always enjoy seeing your beautiful designs. So rich and colorful. I love the way you use color and texture.

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  74. I always love your color choices!Your Hello card is just gorgeous!

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  75. Just amazing, Kay... Those orangey/red leaves are to die for! Beautiful cards.

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  76. Hello Kay, Yours are beautiful, and I knew they would be :) Your work is always lovely. Love that gingham peeking in the background! Great job!!

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  77. Love the birdie on the first card!

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  78. These cards are gorgeous! Can't wait to get my hands on the new products

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  79. All three cards are wonderful, but the watercolor is my fave!

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  80. I love all 3 cards and especially love how the background using s large paint brush turned out

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  81. Love this release! Your cards are all so beautiful!

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  82. Marisela Delgado said: You always make the most beautiful cards,Kay. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  83. Beautiful cards! Such great stamp sets!

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  84. All of your cards are gorgeous. I can't wait to get my hands on these stamps.

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  85. All your cards are so beautiful but the first example with the bird stole my heart! Love!

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  86. Very cute! Love the addition of the little bird!

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  87. I enjoyed seeing your beautiful fall card designs.

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  88. I enjoyed seeing your beautiful fall card designs.

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  89. I enjoyed seeing your beautiful fall card designs.

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  90. My goodness, each card is so gorgeous! Love the background on the first card and the little bird, the colors and plaid on the second card and the third card is just perfection. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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  91. Beautiful cards Kay - thanks for the inspiration

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  92. I can smell the leaves and the crisp autumn air just by looking at your gorgeous water colored card.

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  93. Beautiful cards Kay!! I love the warm colors. The last one is marvelous!

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  94. Love your cards! The first one is my favorite!

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  95. Beautiful cards, Kay! I especially love the little bird perched on the sentiment and the pretty gingham window surrounded by the leaves!

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  96. I always love your water coloring and the last card is so pretty!

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  97. I love the backgrounds you made and just gorgeous colors!

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  98. Beautiful cards! Love your watercolor take.

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  99. All 3 cards are beautiful, but the second one in particular is just a joy to look at!

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  100. What wonderful color in your projects. I love the loosely watercolored leaves and how they pop against the beautiful blue sky background.

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  101. Beautiful cards! My favorite is the water colored card..that blue background is a striking contrast with the beautiful leaves.

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  102. These are lovely!!! I'm LOVING the non-traditional color for the cotton!!

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  103. Such beautiful cards! I especially love your water colored leaves!

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  104. Oh my, such beautiful cards showing the versatility of the new products from The Greetery. LOVE each of your lovely designs, Kay!

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  105. Beautiful card designs and Fall colors.

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  106. Your cards are amazing...I can just see the leaves blowing in the wind! Stunning each one!

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  107. Wow, your cards are gorgeous, Kay! I love them all but my favourite is the last with all those lovely autumn coloured leaves against the blue sky! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

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  108. Stunning! I especially love the card with the gingham cardstock.

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  109. These are all stunning! I love the little wren tucked in with the cotton flowers. SWEET!!

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  110. Fall colors are just the best and your cards are so lovely, my fave is the brushed background on the first card.

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  111. Awesome Autumn cards, I just love how you have added the bird into the first one, love it!

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  112. Your cards are beautiful. I especially love the Autumn Sketches with watercoloring. It will be the first technique I explore when the stamps arrive. Thanks for the inspiration, Kay.

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  113. Gorgeous cards!!!
    Thank you for sharing❤

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  114. Beautiful cards. I always love your color choices.

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  115. Love the way you framed these images. And that watercoloring? GORgeous.

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  116. Oh Kay... I'm so happy to see you back in my inbox! and in all the colors of FALL! I have to say - though I love every snippet of every card - that darling little Wren just stole my heart away! xx
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  117. Kay, your cards are wonderful, exactly what we've come to expect from you. I am so excited about your involvement in the Greetery - my two favorite designers/artists, you and Betsy!!

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  118. Three beautiful design Kay, your cards always inspire me!

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  119. Kay your cards are delightful. Always a great spin on color and layout

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  120. Gorgeous work, as always, Kay - can't wait to get these home to play!

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  121. I especially LOVE THE BIRD card. He is just adorable, and I'm afraid that I must have him.

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  122. Beautiful cards, Kay! And I love your watercoloring!! Amazing!

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  123. I love all the pretty fall colors on your cards!

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  124. Thanks for the inspiration - Autumn Sketches is a beautiful set and I love what you did with it.

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  125. Such beautiful fall colors. I love how you have used the new goodies - such amazing designs!

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  126. Wonderful cards for Autumn giving. Each one is gorgeous!

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  127. Lovely cards--I especially love the watercolored leaves!

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  128. I can't even decide which card I like the best! They are all so lovely!!

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  129. So pretty! I love your leaves and marvelous watercoloring!

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  130. These are just so pretty! I am in love with the softness and dry brush background on the first and that loose watercoloring on the last one, gorgeous!

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