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Monday, February 23, 2015

Essentials By Ellen Release Blog Hop Winter 2015 and Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the Winter 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop!  I'll be sharing several projects featuring some of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!  Oh my!  You are going to LOVE this release!


I've also created a video showing how I created this project, featuring the Bold Blooms Stamp Set and Bold Blooms Matching Dies.  Check below for the video tutorial!  I've also linked all the products (including the entire release) below!  Be sure to scroll down to see both the video and the links!


I also created this card featuring the Bold Blooms Stamp Set and Bold Blooms Matching dies.  I added a little watercolor background to make the gorgeous flower pop off the page.  I also used some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter to make the vellum shimmer.



For this card, I used the Folk Hearts Dies and Fancy Thanks Stamp Set.  Love this sentiment.  And I love how these heart dies are just a little bit funky!  I accented it with just a bit of patterned paper and some vellum hearts (colored with a Copic marker).


My final project also features the Folk Hearts Dies, but this time, I combined it with the Love You So Stamp Set.  Love the sayings in this stamp set because I say them all the time!  Talk about a personal card!  It's like I designed the stamp set myself!


I love all these new products that the sweet Julie Ebersole has designed for Ellen Hutson.  And they come in the most amazing packaging.  They're all ready to store in your stash, no labeling and re-packaging necessary!  The sleeves are sturdy and I love the magnetic sheet for the dies.

GIVEAWAY
And I'm so excited because I get to give this new set, called Bold Blooms to a lucky someone.  Please leave a comment on this post to enter my giveaway.



There is also a Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there and at every stop along the hop by March 2nd.  Winners will be announced March 4th!  Happy hoppin'!

HOPPERS:

Watch The Video

Watch this video in HD at YouTube by clicking HERE.  Don't forget to subscribe and give this video a thumbs up if you enjoyed it!

Supplies




387 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful designs! Thanks for wonderful inspiration and a fun hop!

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  2. Your cards are gorgeous! I love all of the sparkle and shine.

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  3. I am really loving those bold blooms; Julie knocked it out of the part with that design. Your cards are beautiful and showcase it perfectly.

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  4. What a release............right?? I love your cards especially using all the gold with the black and white stripes! Thanks for sharing and all the inspiration! Have a great day everyone. Ciao :)

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  5. Your cards are great! Love the extra sparkle you add to your cards

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  6. Very fun hop! Love your cards, especially the 'sparkle'.

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  7. A great release and fantastic cards!

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  8. Loving everything! My wallet will be empty for a while :)

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  9. Your cards are all beautiful, especially the "Oh Happy Day" one. Love them.

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  10. Gah! I love Bold Blooms and your cards are bold and beautiful!

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  11. Love everyone of your sparkly cards!

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  12. Love the oh happy day card especially.

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  13. Love what you did with these sets!!! It's a fabulous release!!!

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  14. Your cards are absolutely beautiful.

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  15. Gorgeous, gorgeous flowers!!! Love the layering. Awesome color and that gold ROCKS!!! So very nicely done! TFS

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  16. Carissa these are fabulous... layering always stumps me just a bit.. I need a lesson, and feel like I just one!
    =] Michele

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  17. These are gorgeous.. I love the first card... it's so soft yet elegant!

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  18. From the Bold Blossoms to the Folk Heart, each and every project sample you've shown is so pretty. This is a wonderful EH Hop.

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  19. Your cards are just beautiful!

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  20. great color combo with that pop of purple, love the flowers, they look more like an allium or something else i can;t remember it's name right now, but who cares tehy are fabulous and so pretty , love your card!

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  21. Absolutely beautiful, love the stamps and your cards! xx

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  22. Well, you sure have done your job of inspiring me, Carissa! I don't think I can live without some of these items from this release!! Love them all!

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  23. Love the gold with the stripes! Thank you for sharing. Blessings, Lisa

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  24. Gorgeous such perfect creations!!!

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  25. Beautiful cards. Love the gold and the heart dies are a must have.

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  26. Beautiful cards. Very creative.

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  27. Lovely cards. The first one is really cool.

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  28. Beautiful projects.... amazing color, detail and sparkle!!

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  29. Gorgeous cards Carissa. Love the new dies and images. Your style is so elegant. Love the touch of gold and vellum.

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  30. All four of your cards are just stunning but the first one really stole my heart! Absolutely beautiful! Your choice of papers and layering is divine!! TFS!

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  31. Today as I am working wih patterned papers, struggling as I often do, I am going to say, "WWCD?" Beautiful!

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  32. My goodness, how beautiful are your cards? They are just awesome.

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  33. Super cute cards! I Love the shade of pink on your rose!

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  34. Super cute cards! I Love the shade of pink on your rose!

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  35. Your cards are stunning! The Bold Blooms is my favorite stamp in this release!

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  36. I agree these are great stamp sets and love the dies. You made them shine.

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  37. beautiful cards and thank you for sharing.

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  38. Awesome cards! Love the new release!

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  39. Gorgeous cards...and a video. You're aces, girl.

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  40. Stunning cards! I love all the gold.

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  41. beautiful cards - if i could ever win something bold blooms would be it!!!

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  42. So much golden goodness. Love that flower die.

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  43. Pretty cards, love this flower set!!

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  44. Just loved all your layers! TFS
    Dolly

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  45. Absolutely stunning cards!! I love the gold.

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  46. Carissa

    Great take on the new release love all of the gold.

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  47. I love glitter, use it a lot.......I love your cards and the ideas you have given all of us. Thank you for sharing.

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  48. Love that artsy touch to your cards! And now I have to get those bold blooms!

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  49. Those flowers have completely won me over; beautiful cards!

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  50. Beautiful layers for each card. Love flowers and hearts, great design. ~ Carol W.

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  51. I just love all of the sparkle in these cards. There is a great balance between the glitter and the color that makes these look amazing!

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  52. Love all the gold glitter touches. Great cards. Thanks so much.

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  53. These are so pretty. Just fantastic.

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  54. really beautiful great work thank you so much for sharing

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  55. Gorgeous cards, love all
    of them! Wonderful designs
    on them.
    Carla from Utah

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  56. Beautiful cards - great layering techniques. Love the big gold heart.

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  57. I love all of your cards. Thanks for your inspiration.

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  58. I love the golden touch to all your cards and the beautiful layering :)

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  59. The gold embossing on the glowers is beautiful. All your cards are gorgeous!

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  60. Totally fantastic cards Carissa. I just love the new release from Julie and Ellen!

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  61. Beautiful card, I love all of the gold.

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  62. Lots and lots of beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your fantastic ideas with these great new stamps and dies!

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  63. Awesome use of the new releases!

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  64. Gorgeous creations with this release! Thank you for sharing. ♥

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  65. Oh your heart of gold card is stunning!

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  66. Very unique cards that I just love. I love the color they offer1! Thanks for shrng

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  67. What wonderful cards! Love your talent!

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  68. Love your cards, all with a little sparkle! Great job.

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  69. You did such a nice job on those cards. I love the giveaway stamp set.

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  70. GORGEOUS cards! Love the sparkly gold on each of them!

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  71. Wow I don't think I ever saw glitter paper used so elegantly. This release is I credible lol the only thing not big is my allawance lol beautiful:-) have a blessed day

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  72. Your beautiful gold hearst are real and beautiful!

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  73. Beautiful cards with the new release. Loved the stamped flowers gold embossed on the vellum, that dandelion looked
    awesome. Very pretty. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  74. Your cards are lovely! Love all the touches of gold.

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  75. All four cards are gorgeous, but I especially love the third one!

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  76. Okay how do you all do it. Each card in this hop gets better and better. I am so glad I was able to see this hop. All you ladies did a outstanding job with your cards. Thank you

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  77. Okay how do you all do it. Each card in this hop gets better and better. I am so glad I was able to see this hop. All you ladies did a outstanding job with your cards. Thank you

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  78. I love all four of these cards! Usually, I'll have a preference for one over the other, but I love them all equally! Thanks so much for sharing with us. Just lovely.

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  79. Love all your cards. Love the sentiments Love You So card and the Bold Blooms done in gold embossing. Too many great sets and dies and sentiments to list them all here. You did a great job. TFS

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  80. I love all the cards. And I also really enjoy your video style!

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  81. Great cards! Love the floral cards, and especially the watercolor touch on the second one. Thanks for the video, and for doing the giveaway, too!

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  82. Those dies are just so fab, and so is the matching stamp set! TFS!!!

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  83. I really loved your cards. Thank you for the inspiration...

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  84. Great cards and techniques. Lovin' this new release!
    ~God bless~

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  85. Everything about your cards is spectacular! Love the back and white with gold and hot pink. Love the glitter. Love the Bold Blooms!

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  86. Wow. Each of your creations is more beautiful than the next. Love these new releases. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  87. I love your vibrant color choices!!! Beautiful cards.

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  88. Beautiful, beautiful cards .... the pop of gold sure is a classy touch!

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  89. Really gorgeous cards, Carissa! Thank you so much for a chance to win, and for the wonderful video...I always enjoy them!

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  90. Love your card designs and choices of color! Absolutely beautiful!

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  91. The gold on vellum is perfect. So pretty!!!

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  92. Your cards are gorgeous Carissa. Really like the way you incorporated the vellum & Wink of Stella in your designs as well.

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  93. Such beautiful cards...I love the color combinations you chose.

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  94. Such beautiful cards!!! Ya'll are NOT helping me narrow down my wish list choices!!! I want it all now!!!:)

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  95. Such pretty cards - love the colors and all the layers.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  96. I LOVE your cards and your video. The first card is so artfully put together!! And I adore the card with the heart die cut and the glitter paper behind it. Gorgeous!!

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  97. What pretty cards! Thanks for the video.

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  98. Love all the gold in your cards....

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  99. GORGEOUS cards and I love seeing all of the different ways the flowers and coordinating dies were used. These are a must have!

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  100. I love all of these but, I swear, I would wear your first card its so fantastic!

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  101. I love these designs. They go so well with watercolor and the gold trends right now. Stunning!

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  102. I thoroughly enjoyed your video on the making of your card. As a matter of fact, ALL of your cards are lovely. Thank you so much for sharing and I have to say I really enjoy these hops as I have found some of the best blogs. I am subscribing to yours today and I will be back when I have a little more time to check out your whole body of work.

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  103. Awesome cards. I really loved the color combos. Thanks for sharing!

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  104. Your cards are so classy. I really like the colors and layers used to create eye catching cards! Just beautiful!

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  105. Beautiful card--thanks so much for sharing!!!!

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  106. Your use of layering is fabulous! I can't decide which is my favorite, the seed heads, or that amazing glittered heart!

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  107. I love the vibrant colors of the first card.

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  108. Great job! Love the items in this release!!!

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  109. I LOVE your pretty cards! These are really adorable!

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  110. Wow, love your card and all of the details! Thanks for the chance to win (fingers crossed- lol)!!

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  111. What awesome cards. Love them all.

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  112. WOOOOOOOOW! These cards are amazing! I LOVE the design of the first one--- totally CASING that:)

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  113. Beautiful cards! I love all the little details you add to your cards - always the perfect finishing touch!

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  114. Beautiful card. Beautiful stamps. Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity to participate in the game. Thanks for beautiful tutorial.
    Regards,
    Bozena

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  115. love your flowers and the gold heart!

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  116. Absolutely beautiful! Love your techniques and design style...very inspiring!

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  117. You made some really great cards.

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  118. Loved your card! Thanks for inspiring me.

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  119. Absolutely stunning and beautiful cards!!

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  120. Absolutely stunning!

    Hugs,
    Snoopy :D

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  121. Wonderful cards! Great inspiration.

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  122. OH - such great cards! This release is so great. Can't wait to get my hands on these great stamps and dies!

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  123. Stunning cards! I love Bling so they are right up my alley! Thanks for sharing and for inspiration!

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  124. Stunning cards. Love each one of them. Your giveaway is awesome too as Roses are my favorite flowers :)

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  125. Gorgeous cards! It was fun to be able to see your process in your video! I'm super excited about your giveaway- LOVE this stamp set:)

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  126. so pretty and creative! thanks Julie and Ellen!

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  127. Carissa, your cards using the Bold Blooms are stunning!! Thank you for showcasing Julie Ebersole's cards so beautifully!!

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  128. I love your cards, so beautiful! This is such a great release, so fun!

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  129. What a great last post of the Blog Hop !
    Thanks for the tip about the embossing on vellum !
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards !

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  130. Is there anything better than glitter on a card? I don't think so! :D I love your beautiful bold designs. They are all showstoppers! The first one with the gold embossed blossoms on top of the pink and black and white...awesome!
    They are all so pretty.
    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work. So inspiring! :)

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  131. Wonderful cards and thank you so much for the tutorial video !

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  132. Very striking. I'm going over to you tube and subscribe to you. Can't wait to see more!!

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  133. I love that you used the 'other' flower in your first card, I think you were the only one that did. I was iffy about that one stamp, but you totally changed my mind! :)

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  134. Gorgeous cards!! The flower set and dies are growing on me!!

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  135. Love your cards - I love glitter too

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  136. Such gorgeous and elegant cards! That first one is just a stunner, perfect in every way. Loving all the sparkle and gold highlights throughout!

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  137. Oh, my - these are simply stunning! Could pick a favorite, but that gold heart has my heart for sure! You did wonders with these great products. Thanks for sharing!

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  138. What stunning cards. I LOVE all the gold on each one. The sparkle is just fabulous!!

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  139. LOVE the bold colors with the gold and vellum, stunning cards! Thanks for video tutorial too.

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  140. I love the beautiful bold gold you use! I need some of that paper!!!

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  141. Wow all of your cards are gorgeous - I love the black and white with the pink, gold and vellum!

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  142. Beautiful cards!! Love the mix of patterns and elements and the sprinkles of gold on each one!!!

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  143. I can't say enough about these beautiful creations! They are so vibrantly GOYGUS! Inspiration Plus!

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  144. Omg! So cute! I am glad this blog hop has lead me to you!

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  145. All of your cards are lovely but I especially love the Oh Happy Day! one. This blog hop is leaving me feeling really inspired!

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  146. Beautiful cards! I think I'll follow you if you don't mind! 😉

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  147. Absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for sharing all your cards and the video.

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  148. Your cards are amazing! I love the gold and vellum touches. I am your newest YouTube and blog subscriber!! This new release is just fabulous.

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  149. Love your Just A Note card. So glad you did a video on it!

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  150. Beautiful cards! Just love those bold blooms!

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  151. Your cards are so lovely and elegant! I really like the new Bold Blooms set. It looks so versatile!

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  152. Great cards and thanks for the video!

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  153. Love your style. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  154. Pretty, pretty cards. Lots of bling!

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  155. I love the inspiration and I love your cards! Thank you all so much for the eye candy.

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  156. Beautiful cards! I love your layering and your use of gold - it's very inspirational!

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  157. Love your design with the Bold Blooms. I'm into flowers right now. That Julie, she can make fab. sets. Thanks for sharing.

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  158. I really enjoyed watching your video on how you made your card. I had to subscribe to get more inspiration in the future. I love how you used the vellum and the gold embossing looked awesome! Your other cards inspire me too!

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  159. Love the cards you designed. Thanks for sharing the video.

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  160. This is a stunning gallery of cards...great techniques and combination of colors, dies, and paper, stamps, glitter, etc.
    Love them all.

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  161. Wow! Your cards are beautiful but your first card blew me away! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome set!!!

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  162. Just love how you used the dies and stamps...gorgeous cards.

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  163. Pretty card in the video. Especially loved the "card surgery". Nice to know others do the same.

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  164. amazing set of cards... all are so beautiful!

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  165. They're all FAB! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  166. Your cards are gorgeous! I'm really loving this Bold Blooms set! I like the gold accents you used on the cards too!

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  167. so pretty! Love the touch of gold everywhere!!!!

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  168. Lovely cards made!!! Love the touch of gold used!!! Fab job!

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  169. Wow - must have saved the best for last. Love your cards!

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  170. Beautiful cards and thanks for the chance to win the beautiful stamp set.

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  171. Wow - must have saved the best for last. Love your cards!

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  172. GORGEOUS cards!!! Love them and this new release:)

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  173. Gorgeous cards! Love all the layers you have on these. Just beautiful.

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  174. Awesome cards-looks like a really fun release.
    Laurie B

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  175. So pretty! Love your designs and color schemes!

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  176. I am so glad I hopped along until the very end. I really liked the spin that you put on your card!

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  177. Beautiful cards!! Love your use of glitter.

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  178. Last but not least - love your cards!

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