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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Lily Pad Cards!

 Welcome to the blog hop celebrating  Lily Pad Cards first birthday!  If you arrived here from Isha you are in the right place. If you haven't started the hop yet, head over to the Lily Pad Cards and start from the beginning.

I created a few birthday cards to celebrate!

My first card features the lovely Jumbo Cling Cottage Rose from Stampendous:


I used a simple masking technique for this card.  Mask the area to stamp with two piece of thin scrap paper. Stamp the flower using black archival ink over the area.  Sponge the area with yellow dye ink. Color the flowers using watercolor pencils and waterbrush.  The sentiment was stamped on a tag and attached with a silk ribbon. Clean and simple birthday card.

My next card features the Artistic Outpost Vintage Circus stamps:
The images were all stamped in black archival ink and colored with watercolor pencils and a waterbrush.  I think the sentiment is perfect for a birthday card.

Now onto the important details!

There are fabulous prize packages being given away by Lily Pad Cards. .For all the details on the prizes go to the Lily Pad Blog.

In addition,  I am also offering a wonderful prize from Stampendous on my blog!   If you leave me a comment by 11:59 p.m. EST  Sunday, April 8 on this post,  I will have a random drawing to pick a winner to receive the fabulous Stampendous Cottage Rose CRS5034 and Friendly Phrase SSC1141 used on my first card.  These are new stamps being released today!  

The next stop on the hop is the fabulous  Lawn Fawn If you hit a bad link you can always go back to Lily Pad to view the master list of blog links. Please report any bad links to  aris@inlinkz.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

176 comments:

  1. Love the flowers on this card too pretty thanks for sharing

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  2. WOW! Just fabulous. Love the second card :)

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  3. Wow! Two gorgeous cards to celebrate!Thank you Suzanne for being a part of Lily Pad Cards during our first year! We could't have done it without you!

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  4. The cards are great, but I really love the first one!

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  5. Wow Sue, wonderful cards! Brilliant masking and colouring on the first card - it looks so soft and pretty! I love your mix of images on the second card and again wonderful colouring!

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  6. Eine großartige Karte.

    Chapeau!

    Viele Grüße

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  7. Nice cards! The first one is my fav... I'm a huge fan of clean & simple (:

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  8. Hello... you are showing me up... I only made one!! LOL!!! Love your creations Suzz - they are both AMAZING.

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  9. Awesome cards, Suzz! Love them both!

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  10. Two very amazing cards! The coloring is jaw-dropping!

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  11. Your cards are absolutely FABULOUS! LOVE your design and style! Have a great day and a great hop, hugs, Karin

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  12. first card is so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the other is fun!

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  13. Oh brother. I can only hope that someday I'll be as talented as you obviously are.

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  14. Wow! I especailly like the first card Suzanne!

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  15. I love the pretty rose tag!! Your
    coloring on the second card is
    awesome.

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  16. Wow...great card and bookmark. Very "artsy"
    Marie
    Readg4fun at yahoo dot com

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  17. oh my word...I just love these! circus addict too lol....splendid work! LUv luv you work..u are very talented! toss my name in that hat..would love to own these stamps! and congrads to LP!

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  18. Nice cards. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  19. Your second card is so dramatic!! WOW. Great to celebrate with you on the hop!

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  20. What a beautiful card! Great technique for using a large stamp!

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  21. This party just keeps going.
    Lots of stupendous creations and congrads on your two.
    Looks like there's also a chance at a 'goody' bag from your blog!
    Thanks for the chances.

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  22. STUNNING!! Love your card, Suzanne! Way to rock the Lily Pad Birthday blog hop!

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  23. Awesome cards in totally different styles! What talent!

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  24. 2 very different styles, I love them both! The circus one is so pretty to look at and the first card is so soft and feminine! Thanks for the extra goodies giveaway too!

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  25. WOW! 2 very different cards, and they are both terrific! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  26. Very beautiful, elegant cards

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  27. Your circus is so colorful and fun! Love it!

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  28. wow so unique! Fantastic job with your cards.

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  29. Such different cards! I really love the gorgeous rose card, and thanks for the chance to win that stamp!

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  30. So diferent - both great cards! Happy 1st blog-aversary to Lily Pad Cards! ;-)

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  31. the flower stamp is beautiful!! But I absolutely love the vintage circus as that is one of my favorite themes!!

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  32. I love the colours in your forst card - so elegant!

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  33. It can't possibly be a year since we started on this Design Team together. As always your cards amaze and inspire me, I aspire to your level of creativity, Suzz! I'm so happy that you are hopping with the Pond-ers today!

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  34. I always enjoy your blog, this card is no exception! Love the soft colors.
    Jan

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  35. Your card is just lovely. Thanks for being part of the celebration for Lily Pad Cards 1st Birthday!
    Hugs,
    Karen L
    P.S. Check out my challenge blog sometime at:
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
    i would LOVE to have you join us.
    I hope you will enjoy it as much as I enjoy LILY PAD!

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  36. Both of your cards are just lovely!

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  37. You have such a creative style to your cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Wow! Such very different cards, but both AMAZING!!!!!

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  39. Love the elegance of the rose on your first card, the second card has a real nostalgic feel to it!

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  40. what a great card! i just love your style of creativity! hugsxx happy birthday too!
    www.osirisandloki.blogspot.com

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  41. I really love how you designed your card with this gorgeous stamp ~ Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  42. love the flowers, thank you for sharing the card with us

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  43. The first card makes me think elegant and quiet, while the second card just WOWS me out with textures and the complete vintage look.

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  44. Very cute and lots of work went into this thanks for taking the time to show us!

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  45. Wow! To both the cards! You've got some great coloring skills!

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  46. Your Stampendous Cottage card is gorgeous!! Plus your coloring is great!

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  47. WOW....LOVE LOVE these SuZZ!!! xoxoxo!!

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  48. Both these cards look amazing my friend.. I just love the roses and your first card..

    Hugs, Linda

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  49. two great cards - yet very different from eachother!
    love them!

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  50. Lovely card. I'm a fan of your blog!

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  51. Simply fabulous cards. Particularily love that flowered card. Just wonderful!

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  52. Two very different cards, one so clean and simple and one so busy and bright. Love them both.

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  53. You've inspired me to finally give watercolor pencils a try. Awesome card!

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  54. Suzanne both cards are really fabulous, but I am in love with those roses! So pretty :)

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  55. I love both cards! They are each wonderful in their own way!

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  56. Wonderful cards, Suzz! I love the coloring on the tag and the circus card is fun! Beautiful work as always!

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  57. I love the cottage rose card. So very pretty!

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  58. Your cards are beautiful Suzz you have your own unique style, sort of shabby chic and vintage. I love all of your cards.

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  59. Love both cards! That is some spectacular coloring on the 2nd one--AWESOME!

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  60. wonderful card Suzz. Both are quite stunning

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  61. Wow! Nice work...the flower is nicely done love the colours!

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  62. Love the first card!

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  63. Lovely creations Suzanne. TFS

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  64. Love the cards, your watercoloring is beautiful!

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  65. Flowers-gorgeous. Circus-amazing!!! Love them both!

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  66. What great cards - two totally different styles! Love them both, but the floral speaks to me. The masking technique is one I forget about' will use it again now. Such lovely colors!

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  67. Wonderful cards! Love the style!

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  68. Wow, that second card in particular, is just stunning.

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  69. great cards, the 1st one is just so sweet and the second makes you wanna jump up and go to the circus! Great job

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  70. very unique and different. thank you for sharing.

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  71. your coloring on the first card is amazing and so very beautiful

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  72. WOW these are amazing great techniques

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  73. WOW these are amazing great techniques

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  74. Wow! I love that Circus card! Thanks for sharing.

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  75. Love that rose card - so soft and romantic.

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  76. Unbelievable coloring, just wow.

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  77. Stunning cards! Absolutely love them both and the colouring is just superb :))

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  78. beautiful cards! i love the colors on the roses. You're 2nd card is so artistic love it

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  79. Both of your cards are amazing! The second one really blows me away! I, too, love Stampendous and have been dabbling in their Fran'tage goodies for a bit now! Would love to win the stamps! WOW!

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  80. Beautiful cards! I love the masked card especially!

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  81. your rose card is beautifully done and love the vintage one! both are wonderful!

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  82. Wow 2 totally differents styles of cards!

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  83. Amazing cards! I love your technique for the rose card!

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  84. WOW!!! Both are so FABulous!!!

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  85. your rose card is stunning, love the colors. lovely cards

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  86. Great cards and I love that rose stamp!! Thanks for a chance to win those fun goodies!!

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  87. two wonderful cards - love that second one - the sentiment is perfect thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  88. Love the softness and water coloring of the roses! The brightness and vintage circus images make for a fab BD card!

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  89. Oh my GF, I'm 105, yikes....I guess I feel like that today too. Lovely and fun cards posted today, esp love the AO Circus.

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  90. Awesome rose stamp. So pretty. But I also love the Artistic Outpost circus stamps. Both are great choices to highlight.

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  91. Great cards, love them both. Really like the vintage circus look!

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  92. Your cards are absolutely amazing!

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  93. These cards are both awesome! Love the big rose and the colouring on the first one and all the colours and that great sentiment on the second one. TFS!!

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  94. Hilde van RijnsoeverApril 3, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    Beautiful cards!

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  95. The colors and layout give these a really vintage feel. Very taLented. Thanks

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  96. I love the rose stamp on your first card. It is beautiful. So is the card and thank you for describing how you did it. The circus card is cute and the saying about time is perfect. Thank you for sharing.

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  97. The tag is nice but your card is simply fabulous!!! I just love it!! Thanks for doing your own give away too.

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  98. Thanks for 2 cards. You have shown us your talent and versatility.

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  99. Happy birthday Lily Pad cards!Thank you for your lovely giveaways!

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  100. love your cards. the roses are so pretty in the first card, and the second card is striking.

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  101. Your cards are both gorgeous! I love the soft pretty rose on the first one and the circus one is so bright and colourful. Great work! :)

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  102. Wow love the cards..the first one caught my eye with the very pretty flower. Love the watercolour look.

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  103. both cards are gorgeous! I especially like the rose card.

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  104. Great cards--I like all the colors on the circus card and the rose card is gorgeous.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  105. Beautiful cards, love the roses!

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  106. Oh, I REALLY like your designs! I love the pop of color! Very inspiring!

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  107. Nice watercoloring! TFS :)

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  108. Wow I love your cards, the styles are so pretty

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  109. Two such different cards, but both wonderful. I love the colouring on the first.

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  110. Very interesting second card. Thanks!

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  111. Suzanne, I love both these lovelies!!! (I especially find that circus card not only beautiful but appropriate as well since we're such a circus over at LPC!) Thank you so much for celebrating our one-year-anniversary with us!!!

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  112. The first card is my favorite! It is so simple, soft, and elegant. All of your work on your blog is very inspiring, by the way! :)

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  113. HAD to PIN the first one! SO LOVELY!

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  114. Such a beautiful and elegant birthday card. I love it!

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  115. wow what amazing cards,better get hopping on my way there is a lot of hopping to do on this Birthday Blog Hop....lol

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  116. These cards are awesome and they are beautifully done.

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  117. The cottage rose card is absolutely beautiful. The second card is just a lot of fun!!

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  118. Love both cards- the rose is sweet!

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  119. Wow just amazing! Beautiful cards!

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  120. I love the roses. My favorite flower! The second card is so colorful and bright.

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  121. Love the gorgeous rose card - your colouring is stunning as always! - and the circus card? Just plain FUN!

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  122. Happy Birthday Lily Pad! Great cards!

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  123. wow!!! Gorgeous!!!! Such amazing details on both cards!!!!

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  124. Oh wow...just wow. I am in awe of your cards but especially the vintage circus. wow...I said that already right? :P

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  125. Amazing cards

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  126. Wow, two cards and both so different. Like them both.

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  127. Absolutely stunning cards. Thanks for sharing them. Card 2 is my favorite. Love it.

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  128. Beautiful cards! I like the muted look of both cards.

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  129. Wow your cards are gorgeous. I so love the detail and the vintage feel that you give to your creations. These cards would be a joy to recieve on one's birthday. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  130. Awesome cards! The cottage roses are beautiful and the collage card is stunning!

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  131. loving the blog hop, so many talented designers

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  132. Lovely work (but who's surprised?!?) Love that rose stamp. All of the Stampendous large flowers actually...

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  133. Beautiful coloring on both cards. Love the flower image.

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  134. What nice cards! I love the flower stamp you used for the first one. :)

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  135. Amazing and fabulous cards! What attention to detail! Thank you for entering us all in your own blog giveaway!

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  136. I love the circus card, I can't pin down why it appeals to me so much. Your roses are very pretty too.

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  137. OMG, I love this card, the roses are just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  138. These cards are so impressive. Thank you for sharing!

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  139. Such very different cards! I love the vintage large rose on the first cad. So sweet and simple. The circus card is very unique. The watercoloring and the black have great contrast and the monkey charm is very different!

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  140. Super cute card! Happy 1st birthday Lily Pad! I better get hopping if I want to be in the running to win some of these great prizes =)

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  141. LOVE, Love, love both of those cards even tho they're so different from each other!

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  142. Wow, these are both so pretty in their own ways!!! Great job!

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