Friday, April 24, 2015

SSS Falling For You Blog Hop

Hello and welcome. I'm excited to be participating in the MEGA Blog Hop for Simon Says Stamp's newest release called, "Falling For You". I couldn't pick just one product to feature so I have lots of projects to share. Let's get started!

First up is a couple of cards using THIS lovely new background stamp...
What I love about this stamp is that it measures 6 x 6. Perfect for a horizontal card...

 ...or a vertical card...
To create these cards, I inked up the background stamp with several colors of distress ink (in rainbow order), gave it a light spray of water, and stamped it on a piece of THIS watercolor cardstock. I had some white frames left over from previous die-cutting so I framed each panel with them. I cut hearts from THIS die set out of black paper and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder to give some shine...

Simon also has THIS stencil from a previous release that coordinates perfectly with the background stamp. I used it with THIS ink to clear emboss some hearts in the scene as well. It was hard to photograph but that extra shine is so cool in real life. A closer look...

My next projects feature THIS new stamp set...
This set was screaming for me to make some shaker cards and THIS die set was the perfect partner to use for the circle openings...


I used THIS confetti inside the windows along with some of THESE sequins. I stamped the circle sayings on the window of my cards using THIS ink. THIS stamp set is a great addition to the heart images in the Circle Sayings Stamp Set.

A closer look at these cards...


You can see them in action over on my Instagram HERE

My final card set uses THESE fun stencils...

The Ombre' ink pads from Hero Arts work perfectly with these stencils because you have three colors to build layers of bokeh circles. I used one of THESE with each ink pad to easily blend the ink colors. 

I used THIS ink pad for this card...

...and THIS one for this card...

and THIS one fore the last card...

I paired the stencils with THIS stamp set and heat embossed the sentiments with THIS embossing powder. 

I also punched some circles out of some large silver confetti I had left over from a birthday party. I thought it tied in well with the silver embossing. 

A closer look...




KEEP HOPPING
Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit my talented friend, Jana Millen. To start at the beginning of the hop, click HERE.

GIVEAWAY
Simon Says Stamp will be choosing winners from the comments section of all the blog stops to win a Simon Says Stamp Prize Pack! Leave a comment below to be entered to win! The winners will be randomly chosen on April 28th.

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577 comments:

  1. Love your rainbow coloured hearts backgrounds, the bokeh dots cards are super cool! Great new release!

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  2. I am in love with the rainbow hearts card!

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  3. Wow!! Awesome cards!! Love all the ideas!!

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  4. Just wonderful! ALL of them!

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  5. You have been busy with wonderful variety of colors & styles. The backgrounds are wonderful.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  6. Looks like you've been a little busy lately. Love these circle stamps. Putting them on my wish list.

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  7. Beautiful cards Heather, they are all amazing! I think my favourites are the Bokeh ones though, I just love that effect! :)

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  8. Love all your cards especially the bokeh,

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  9. I love your shaker cards and the bokah lights cards? They are beautiful!

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  10. OMG! Love the varieties of creations, so inspirational and ball are so beautiful!

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  11. i loved the failing rainbow colored hearts!

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  12. Wow there's lots of yum in this post! Fabulous backgrounds on all of them and oh.....lookie at the yummie shakers! LOVE ♥

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  13. Wow, what a plethora of awesome cards! Especially liking the shakers...

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  14. Gorgeous cards. The shaker cards are so cute.

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  15. Whoa! Awesome shakers and backgrounds!!!

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  16. Amazing cards.... beautiful colors and detail!

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  17. i love background stamps, love shakers, love kitties, love dots and bokeh, this release is just perfect in my opinion and i really like what you've created, thank you for the ideas

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  18. Wow! You were busy! Love the backgrounds...beautiful cards!

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  19. Awesome cards especially the shaker cards!

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  20. Yowzah! You blew my mind! :) I love all of the shaker cards with the stamping on the plastic! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  21. What a great release! I see me shopping at SSS very soon!

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  22. So much inspiration, wow ! Great Cards !
    Thanks for sharing with us.

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  23. Awesome Cards. You rocked the release. Each and every card is beautiful.

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  24. these are so great! loved what you did with the bokeh stencil!

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  25. love the rainbow & embossed background, that alone sells that!!

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  26. I'm loving your bokeh cards! They are my favorites!!

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  27. Loving the shaker cards, I agree those sentiments are perfect for shakers!

    Love the use of the bokeh stencil in particular, as that's the one release that I just couldn't 'see' in my head how to get it to work. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. you made so many fabulous cards with all of these neat, new products! so inspiring! thank you! :)

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  29. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Adorable cards!

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  30. Beautiful work, as always! Love your cards!

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  31. My goodness...you out did yourself. But with these new backgrounds you make it look so fun and simple. Thanks.

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  32. Great Shaker card inspirations!

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  33. The shaker cards are amazing! great cards!

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  34. Beautiful cards - thank you for the inspiration!

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  35. Such great shaker cards. Love,love,love them

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  36. What a wonderful selection of card ideas.

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  37. Hi Heather. You really out did yourself. Great cards. My favorite is the shaker with the blue window. But my favorite technique is how you used the dot stencils. Can't wait to play with them.

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  38. Really beautiful cards, love the stenciled dots.

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  39. Wonderful cards - so bright and cheerful - thank for the inspiration:)

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  40. Nice cards!! The pink and yellow one is my favorite!

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  41. Okay, I am convinced that I now need these stencils.

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  42. Great cards. I just love the ombre' effects.

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  43. wonderful cards, i especially liked the last 3 ones with stencil dots :))) Looks so fun, but at the same time elegant (if that is the right word :)))

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  44. Great cards! I love the stencils and the heart background stamp---and the way you used both of them!

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  45. Great cards! I love the stencils and the heart background stamp---and the way you used both of them!

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  46. All great cards! Love the ombr effects and those falling heart background stamp!

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  47. Love your creativity - so many samples of the new products! Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Wonderful cards! Love the backgrounds

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  49. Wow, Heather, great creative use of the new products. I have to seriously consider the circle sentiments and the circle stencils after viewing your cards. Love, love shaker cards and you have given me some great ideas and color combo selections. Thanks so much.

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  50. Stunning cards. Like the Bokeh and the round stamps.

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  51. So many beautiful cards. Love the way you used the background and circle stamps.

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  52. Your shaker cards are just FABULOUS!

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  53. Wow so much inspiration and all your cards are gorgeous!! This falling hearts stencil is so on my wish list now! :D

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  54. Wow...these are crazy creative!. Awesome use of the products. Love the shaker cards, colors and designs.

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  55. Wow. Great Cards. Love them all. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Cowabunga these cards are gorgeous!

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  57. Wow you made great use of the products from this release! Supercute cards, the pink shaker card looks great!

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  58. Awesome cards made! Loving the shaker cards!! So many inspirations!

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  59. All your card are great. You did a great job. I like shakers so I guess they are my favorite. You have a good eye for design and your cards show it. TFS

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  60. Wow these are all fab...loving the circular sentiment stamps x

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  61. What awesome cards Heather! I love all your fabulous shakers!!!

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  62. So many fabulous cards. I love everyone of them. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. These are all wonderful cards! I especially like the designs created using the bokeh stencil.

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  64. All your cards are fantastic!!

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  65. Bokeh effect is one of my favourite techniques!

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  66. Your cards are awesome! I'm in love with your shaker cards. The colors combos are beautiful! You made great use of the stencils too. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. Heather...........Excellent cards. I love the backgrounds.

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  68. Your amazing cards have convinced me that I need those stencils!

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  69. The inspirational cards you have done are amazing!

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  70. Super nice cards, lots of inspiration! I love all the shakers!

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  71. Love the shaker cards!! The circle message stamps go great with those!

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  72. I absolutely love your cards!!! I love the colors and all the effects you do - thank you for sharing!

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  73. Heather! You really went for it with these new products! Looks like you had a blast creating! I want too also! Happy Friday and thanks for sharing!

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  74. Bokeh and shaker cards are amazing. TFS!

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  75. Amazing backgrounds on these cards, you really rocked the new products!!

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  76. Nice job using all of the new products!

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  77. Goodness, very cute cards! My fave was that great pink circle card!

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  78. Shaker cards are my favorite! Super cute cards!

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  79. OMG Heather! You have WORKED THIS RELEASE! Cudos to you for all that you've done here. THAT is an amazing amount of work and you ROCKED IT!

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  80. What great cards. I love every one. Great release.

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  81. I love it !!! I think it is one of the best !!!!

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  82. AWESOME designs! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  83. What beautiful cards! I love the circle sentiments!

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  84. WOW!! What a huge selection of amazing cards they are fab!! :)

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  85. Spectacular! I really enjoyed your projects! The rainbow colors on your hearts were amazing!

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  86. I enjoyed each card you made, they are really nice. Anyone would love to receive them. You really used alot of product in this release. Great job.

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  87. Wow, just wow! Especially love those circle shakers...

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  88. WOW - busy busy busy - love those backgrounds ! TFS

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  89. Very cute cards!! Love the shaker cards!

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  90. Love your circle shakers! What a great stamp set!

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  91. All of your cards are so great! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  92. Goodness, what a fab bunch of cards!! Love the rainbow falling hearts and the clear embossing on black... oh, and those fab shakers!!

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  93. Oh wow...I love what you've done with this SSS release!

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  94. Gorgeous! I love the rainbow hearts - so fun! :)

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  95. I like the green shaker card!

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  96. Heather your cards are GREAT!!

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  97. Color, color and more color! Loved these cards!

    Stay blessed!

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  98. All of your cards are great, I especially like the shaker cards!

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  99. Lovely cards. I love hearts so those cards are perfect for me

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  100. Fabulous cards! Love them all.

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  101. Wow! All of your cards are absolutely amazing! I love how you showcased so many different products from the new release, TFS!

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  102. Beautiful showcase cards! I love your use of the stencils and embossing.

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  103. Gorgeous projects! So fun to see the various ways to use the new released products!

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  104. Really nice cards. There is just so much you can do with this good stuff. I love the falling backgrounds and the circle sentiments and the....................you get it. Thank you.

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  105. I love LOVE those shaker cards. The colours are great, so beautiful!

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  106. Wow! So much eye candy! You have absolutely rocked the new release!

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  107. These are all really great cards, I just adore how you used the bokeh stencils!

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  108. Gorgeous cards, Heather - love those stencils!

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  109. As I scrolled down your site I saw more and more wonderful cards and color!

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  110. Heather, your cards are wonderful. I can see why you had to create these wonderful cards, the new sets are wonderful too. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. How beautiful! Thanks for sharing
      Hugs
      MaryV

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  111. I just loved looking at all
    your cards! Love the shakers
    and all the ways you used
    the different stamps.
    Carla from Utah

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  112. Absolutely love your cards! Either the shaker cards, or the heart background ones or these using bokeh stencils - all are fabulous!

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  113. So many cards and they are all so different! Very inspiring!

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  114. Your cards are beautiful and I love the messages they convey.

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  115. These backgrounds are just so much fun and like all the coloring you did.

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  116. love the bokeh stencil ideas, so much inspiration!

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  117. Awesome cards!!Love the shaker cards! ;)

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  118. Great cards, especially the shakers

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  119. Beautiful cards. Love all the different techniques used.

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  120. You made a lot of cards for us!! thanks so much!! great ideas for me this weekend..

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  121. You show how awesome the 3 spot stencils and the falling background stamps are as well as their variety of uses.

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  122. love what you did with the stencils - I really need to get these!

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  123. Thank you for the great card show a whole lot of beautiful

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  124. I believe you really had fun with the new release. Thanks for showing us so many ways to use the stencils, backgrounds and round sentiments. Beautiful cards. You are a super star designer. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  125. Love how you mix-and-matched the stencils

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  126. Just Amazing! Thanks for Sharing

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  127. All your cards are so inspirational! Thanks for sharing!

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  128. Fantastic cards! You did a great job of pairing up fun techniques with these brand new crafting goodies!!!

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  129. WHOA - all your cards are super cool and amazingly done - you have really impressed me!! Thanks for showing how great Simon Says Stamp products are to create with!!!

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  130. Awesome cards. Thank you for so much inspiration.

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  131. Wow!! All of these are just awesome!! Love all the rainbow and array of colors and design!

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  132. LOVE all your cards: LOVE the falling hearts background and those black shiny hearts, and the shaker circle cards are stunning, and the bokeh stencil ones with the ombre ink pads are awesome.

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  133. Wow, you really went to town with the new goodies. Love the shaker cards - those circle stamps are really fun. Thanks so much.

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  134. I love your cards and the color choice.

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  135. I love your shaker cards! Wow!

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  136. Great cards. Weren't you the busy little bee?

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  137. Loving the circle stamps. Works great with all the shaker cards out there.

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  138. Great cards. Love those circular words.

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  139. So cute!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  140. So pretty. I love all the colors you used.

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  141. So many wonderful cards. Love this release.

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  142. All the cards are wonderful, you showcased the new SSS products great!

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  143. Love the If you Want Light... words and the colors work so well. THe added vellum circle really finishes it.

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  144. Omg, I love every single card you made! I especially love the heat embossed heart die cut on the rainbow falling hearts card!

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  145. All your cards were wonderful but I especially liked the bokeh. So striking

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  146. I really didn't think I liked the stencils, but now you have changed my mind. Very cool cards. Love them all. Thanks for sharing your talent and the awesome release from SSS

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  147. Nice projects! I especially like the shaker cards using the new circle sayings.

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  148. Wow! Didn't you have some fun! I LOVE the bokeh cards (I'm just going to have to get those stencils!), the shakers are fabulous, and your gradated hearts are wonderful!

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  149. These are some amazing cards. Love the stenciled ink blots.

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  150. Really great cards my absolute favorite is the blue or Aqua gingham shaker card. Thanks for sharing

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  151. Beautiful cards! I really love the bokeh stencil cards. They're beautiful.

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  152. I love it! I couldn’t wait so I did purchase the circle stamps and am hopping to all the blogs to gather ideas until they get here. Thank you!

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  153. Fabulous cards! Loving the bokeh stencils!

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  154. Holy moly, you took your job very seriously when asked to be part of this fabulous blog hop, didn't you? Great job!

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  155. Beautiful they are all beautiful!!! Talented

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  156. great cards. Loving that heart, it looks like one piece. Thanks for sharing.

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