Friday, April 7, 2017

Watercolor Flower Medallion - SSS New Release Hop and GIVEAWAY

Good morning! I'm delighted today to be part of the HUGE blog hop celebrating the BRAND NEW Simon Says Stamp release called Mothers Fathers Florals! Tons of inspiration with the new release, and a giveaway at every stop as well!


I have two cards today to share using the brand new Flower Medallion Cling Rubber Stamp Set two different ways with watercolors! This first one I heat embossed in clear on watercolor cardstock, then added a soft rainbow watercolor wash:


Aren't the colors so pretty? I added the "thanks" die cut two times and covered with Glossy Accents, then the "You're the Best!" from the new So Deer Stamp set heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock. 


For the second one I heat embossed in Antique Gold, did bolder colors, and instead of randomly adding the colors, I stuck to the design of the stamped image.


With the bolder colors on this one, I used black for the "Thanks," also die cut twice and covered with Glossy Accents, then stamped the same sentiment in black on a strip of white cardstock.


Don't you love when the same stamp can have two COMPLETELY different looks? It's one of my favorite things to do to stretch my stamps and get more use out of them!

Here is another card I made with the new release and posted yesterday using the adorable So Deer Stamp set that my sentiment on the cards above came from - you can find details on it HERE:


GIVEAWAY INFO: Simon Says Stamp is giving away a prize worth $25 at every stop along the hop - so make sure and leave some love as you hop along for a chance to win! Winners will be announced next week on the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

Now - here is the entire blog hop line-up so you don't miss a single stop:

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!



299 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards! Love the color-washing.

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  2. lovely rainbow effect, it makes it a really happy thing, well done

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  3. Beautiful - they are very soul cheering, with such lovely colours!

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  4. WOW! Love the bold colors. Great job!
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  5. Love the bold colors! So beautiful.

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  6. I love the gold embossing with the bold colors. Regal. I'll have to try that. Beautiful cards. Thanks.

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  7. Both cards are so bright and cheerful ... great job!

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  8. Love the pastel rainbow. So cheerful.

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  9. Beautiful cards! I love how vibrant they are!

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  10. Beautiful cards. Love the colors you have used. Gorgeous backgrounds.

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  11. Awesome cards! Awesome Release, Awesome Hop!

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  12. Love your creativity. The colors are great.

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  13. The cards are wonderful. The colors are great.

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  14. Thanks for sharing your talent. I love learning new things.

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  15. Your boldness in colors with the background stamp is great!

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  16. The deer card is oh so sweet!

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  17. I love the vibrant colors you used on the second card! Wow it pops! Beautiful wash on first card. That stamp is so versatile

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  18. Your cards are so pretty and the colors VIBRANT!!!

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  19. Love your cards. Such vibrant colors!

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  20. Love the use of BRIGHT colors! Very spring feeling!

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  21. Love your cards, beautiful! But I have a serious love of rainbow coloring, so your first card is my absolute favorite!!!

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  22. OMG!!! Love your gorgeous cards!!! Stunning backgrounds and colors!!!

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  23. Each card is so different from the other but all wonderful. This medallion stamp is so fun.

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  24. Love this release! Thanks for the great ideas!

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  25. Love these! The bright colors are gorgeous.

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  26. Ah yes the sun is shining today and your card are a breath of sunshine too! Thanks for sharing,

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  27. You did such a good job with the deer.

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  28. Wonderfully bright colours. Well done.

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  29. WOW! I really love the rainbow colour wash.

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  30. Beautiful cards - such great color uses.

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  31. Very fun bright cards! Loving the deer stamp set!

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  32. wow what a beautiful card. the first one is very soft, the second one is a big bold one and the three one is soft and lovely.

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  33. These are lovely. It's fun to see all the beautiful ideas for this new release from everyone. Lots of talent and inspiration. Thanks!

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  34. Lovely cards, the difference in the soft and bold colors, TFS!

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  35. Beautiful cards. Love the new background stamps.

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  36. The first card reminds me of a tie-dye shirt my daughter made years ago. So very pretty, and brought back a happy memory. Not the mess she left, but the shirt was so bright and cheerful. You captured that.

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  37. Love the bright colors and how different the effects can be with the same stamp. Thanks for hopping.....

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  38. I love you watercoloring. Simply gorgeous. Thank you!

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  39. Love your cards - they are so beautifully water colored and designed:)

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  40. Those bg stamps are so beautiful and it looks like you had fun coloring them! That little deer is just so darn CUTE!

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  41. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  42. Love the vibrant colors used. Gorgeous cards.

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  43. Those new background stamps are real winners.

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  44. Beautiful backgrounds. Love your vibrant colors. TFS

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  45. Great looking cards and
    I love the first rainbow
    one!
    Carla from Utah

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  46. Delightful projects with beautiful watercolors!! Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Both cards are lovely, but I love, love, love that purple on the bolder one. Thanks for the inspiration to play with my watercolors.

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  48. It's great to see all the different ways these background stamps are being used in this hop. Lovely cards!

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  49. These are all so pretty! I love how you embrace color! Thanks for the inspiration today!

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  50. loving the variety of ways these new products are being used along the hop! Beautiful cards!

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  51. Awesome bright colors. I love how the same stamp but totally different look just by how you colored it.

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  52. your cards are beautiful, happy cards

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  53. So beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and giveaways.

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  54. I like your background great colors and design thank you for sharing your work with us

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  55. Love these beautiful floral BG stamps. Lovely cards. And that deer, so sweet!

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  56. I just love the bright colours you used!

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  57. I LOVE these new background stamps! The rainbow water color is pretty!

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  58. Absolutely gorgeous cards! I will never look at background stamps the same way again! Your designs are awesome!

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  59. Love the vibrant colors you used!

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  60. I'm glad you made a little deer card. I didn't really pay attention to the sentiments in that stamp set but that sentiment is so cute.

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  61. Beautiful cards! Love the bright colors!

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  62. Love your little deer card! This is such a fun product release!

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  63. I love the bright colors on these cards! And the deer card is super adorable!

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  64. Three very different, yet wonderful cards!!! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

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  65. Very nice. Great to see the different stamps being used.
    DebbieC

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  66. I love how bright and bold your card os. Truly beautiful

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  67. SO PRETTY!!! I LOOOOOVE the rainbow card & the second card looks like part of Indian Clothe! JUST GORGEOUS! And your third card is SO CUTE!!!! I LOOOVE the Kuretake Water Colors!!! ;)

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  68. I love the bright colors in your cards, and how you did two different types of coloring to the designs. Beautiful.

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  69. These are great. That deer is just soooo cute! Wonderful job!

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  70. Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing!

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  71. The watercolor wash looks like spring!

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  72. YES!!! The colors are so very pretty and I loved the water coloring...And I can't get enough of those deer!

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  73. Wonderful cards and pretty bright colors!

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  74. The drama in that second card is amazing - I love it1

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  75. These are absolutely stunning.

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  76. Your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for all the great inspiration.

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  77. Beautiful cards and I just love the adorable new deer stamp set!

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  78. What cute cards. Love the rainbow. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  79. Your first two cards have such vibrant colors. They are so pretty. Love the adorable deer card also.
    Thank you!

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  80. Your cards are beautiful. The coloring is gorgeous.

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  81. Your backgrounds are so vibrant! I could stare at them all day! And I love the collage on your last card with the fawn...so sweet!

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  82. Your cards are delightful! Oh but that sweet deer ❤

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  83. Loving these stamps and the bright colors you used!

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  84. love the bold colors... very pretty

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  85. Love the eye-catching colors! Beautiful!

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  86. Purple and yellow! Like Saree( Indian dresses)! Nice and bright contrast!

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  87. Pretty cards with vibrant color!

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  88. Beautiful cards. This is another great release from SSS.

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  89. Beautiful! These background stamps are amazing! That little doe is adorable! Great SSS release, can't wait to see all the talent and inspiration on this hop! Thanks as always for sharing yours!!

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  90. Lovely cards. The deer is adorable.

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  91. Beautiful cards Heather!! Its amazing how you took one stamp and made two completely different styles of card! And your card with the deer is so adorable.

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  92. Yes, the colors in the first card are fabulous!The deer is adorable. You inspire others to be creative.

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  93. Pretty cards! Love all the colors and the last card is so sweet! Thanks for sharing!

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  94. Beautiful cards, the rainbow card especially is so stunning!

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  95. I love all the use of bright colors you used in these cards!

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  96. So very cheerful and uplifting! Great cards!

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  97. Great cards. I really love the ones with watercolouring.

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  98. oh so cute! reminded me of African clothes, they are vibrant and colourful!

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  99. Lovely projects! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  100. These cards are so pretty!! Love that rainbow background, and that layered deer card is so lovely!

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  101. Really cute cards! Love that medallion stamp!

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  102. All of your cards are great Heather and the first one really IS pretty. Awesome new goodies in this release, it would be pretty hard NOT to make a great card!

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  103. Your cards are wonderful and so is this new release!!!

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  104. Such beautiful cards. I like your choice of color both in the design and the card itself. Very nice. Thanks foe sharing.

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  105. Wow can not decide which one I like better, love the rainbow colors on the first card but the second one is so bright and cheery to me. Love the deer card too

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  106. Beautiful cards - you've showed off the Flower Medallion perfectly!

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  107. Such lovely cards. The deer is so sweet and I absolutely love the colors you used on your first card.

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  108. Your cards are gorgeous and I love the bright colors!

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  109. Your colors are fantastic! So bright and beautiful!

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  110. Love your cards are so pretty...
    This release is amazing. Thanks Simon says stamp

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  111. Colors are BOLD and Creative! Thanks for sharing.

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  112. Super colorful cards!Thank you for sharing

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  113. The mandala is so beautiful. Lovely cards!

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  114. Beautiful cars, thanks for sharing.

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  115. So many fabulous ways to colour these gorgeous backgrounds! Love the rainbow wash & that deer is so sweet.

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  116. Love this new collection! Also love blog hops! These cards are gorgeous! I love the colors!

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  117. Love the bright colors you used. The gold embossed card looks so regal with the royal colors.

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  118. Very pretty cards - thanks for the inspiration !

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  119. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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  120. Wonderful cards! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  121. Love how you show how to use the same Stamp two different ways and color them with different mediums. I love your deer card this is my favorite

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  122. Lovely cards!! I love how you got two different looks with the same stamp!

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  123. Love your take on the background stamps...beautiful, vibrant cards :)
    Cheers.

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  124. Gorgeous cards! I love the vibrant color medallions :)

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  125. Especially love the rainbow card!

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  126. Very Hindi style , like a hena tattoo!

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  127. The colour washing is gorgeous! All your projects are awesome!

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  128. Lovely cards and strong bright colours. I love the background stamps.

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  129. Another card with that beautiful flora background stamp.. I Love it -- and the different ways it is being used...

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  130. Super sweet Projects with new SSS Products.Thank you for sharing!

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  131. Lovely! I just love this release. thanks for sharing

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  132. Beautiful rainbow colors. These background stamps are great.

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  133. Great cards. Love the colors!

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  134. These are beautiful!! Love the rainbow card!!

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  135. Great inspiration with this release!

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  136. Terrific cards! Super sweet fawn card, but I adore the vibrant colors of the medallion cards.

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  137. the colours are just lovely. Beautiful card

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  138. Your bright & happy colors are awesome. I love your cute deer card. Jil

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  139. lovely cards, all three are great!

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  140. wow.. such pretty cards.. am fawnd of the fawn card.. the most :D

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  141. So pretty! I have to keep trying the watercoloring. Yours are inspiring.

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  142. Happy and cheerful cards, love both!

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  143. WOW! These are stunning! I adore your colors and designs!

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  144. LOve this new release from Simon Says Stamp.

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  145. Love everyone's take on the background stamps! They're my downfall!

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  146. Awesome cards!! Love the two completely different looks of the cards just by switching up embossing and the way they are colored!

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  147. OH, WOW!!!! I don't think I would have ever gone so bold, but it is just amazing. Note to self: rethink color choices!!! Love it.

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  148. Three different takes on the cards with materials. Beautiful to see. Great Style

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  149. Beautiful cards! I love the rainbow card.

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  150. Sweet deer card and love the colors on the other two.

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  151. Beautiful cards, I love all the beautiful bright colours!!

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  152. I love these background stamps.

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  153. Beautiful designs. It was great to see some colors other than the soft tones - I'm partial to the "fall" tones myself, so I found your second card very inspiring.

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  154. I love the softness of this card. Beautiful work.

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  155. I love your cards. Beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  156. So bright and cheery!! Love them!

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  157. The brightness of your cards makes my heart want to sing. Love them. And the little deer is adorable.

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  158. Ha! Fawned of you! I love it! Beautiful cards!

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  159. Both looks are beautiful--love the new bg stamps!

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  160. Your art ALWAYS amazes me, Heather!
    Fabulous job,
    Karen L
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  161. I love the bright colours you used! It makes it such a cheerfull and sunny card! TSF!

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  162. Gorgeous cards! I love the little deer card!

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  163. That deer card is adorable with that cute sentiment!! Your other cards are just beautiful with the different coloring!

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  164. Heather:
    I'm in LOVE with this gorgeous new SSS line, and your creations are STUNNING!
    Sierra W.

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  165. I think I actually said, "Wow!" aloud when I saw the second card. Beautiful work. Thanks so much for brightening my day!

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  166. They're lovely! Thank you for the inspiration. Take care, Kim :)

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  167. Oooooh, those colours, I'm absolutely in love! The first two cards are really amazing! :-)

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