Friday, April 19, 2013

Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp May 2013 Card Kit Blog Hop!


Slowly but surely, Spring is starting to peek its head around the corner and we are finally starting to experience some warmer temperatures.
What better way to officially welcome the start to the season than a blog hop featuring the amazing May card kit – May Flowers? 

Did you know that you could subscribe to Simon Says Stamp’s monthly card kits for just $19.95 plus S&H every month!? The kits are an incredible value! You may want to get yours now... the last few months have sold out! 


I've created a couple cards for today.  This first one focuses on the GORGEOUS flower stamps... and a little water coloring with Distress markers.





Just allow the watercolors to flow into the valleys of the embossing!


I also shot a video on this card... Check it out!


Next I created a really quick card using the cute little panel that is complete with fun cut-outs. 



I'm not sure if you can see the cute embossed flowers on this panel.... 
ADORABLE!!!



GIVEAWAY!!!



Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50.00 gift certificate to one lucky commenter on every blog in the hop!!! That’s nine chances to win and a total of $450.00 worth of prizes!! How awesome is that?!?


Just leave a comment on each of the blog posts as you hop along to be entered in the random drawings. The giveaways will stay open until Thursday April 25/13 at 11:59pm EST and the winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Friday April 26/13!


Thanks so much for visiting my blog on the hop! The next stop is the amazing...fabulous...fun...talented...gorgeous...sexy... Stephanie Kluack. :o)

If you encounter any broken links on the hop, you can head back the Simon Says Stamp blog here for a full list of participants.


Happy Hopping!! 


625 comments :

  1. hi!!!
    very great work and hank you for the chance to win!!!!

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  2. I love both your cards and thanks for the video, too.

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  3. The card is so pretty! Love the new kit!

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  4. Wow.... such soft and lovely cards! Love the SSS May kit-thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. Wow!! Two stunning cards!! Thank you, Shari!! I love the soft pastel palette and the embossed flowers look so perfect with the cut outs :)


    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  6. Love the vellum and pastel colors. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  7. two beautiful cards. thanks for sharing your creations! love them!

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  8. Your cards are truly beautiful,and the video was great you all make it look so easy with the distress markers..I will definably look into those!

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  9. Thanks, Shari, for the video and your beautiful cards! I love the white embossing and those roses are just gorgeous.

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  10. I really, really like these cards. The layout design is gorgeous!

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  11. So soft and delicate, really beautiful Shari.

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  12. Love your cards today, Shari, and can't wait to get this kit myself!!

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  13. So soft and pretty! Those panels are the BEST!

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  14. Very feminine - perfect for Moms everywhere. Thanks for the chance to win - I love these bloghops.

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  15. Both cards are just so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. *_* Beautiful cards!! the embossed flowers look great and thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. The flowers against the white front of card; really make the image 'pop'
    so lovin this type of card style. well done my genius for the day

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  18. the colors you used on this card are beautiful...I think I would use this as a wedding/shower card...lovely

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  19. Really gorgeous cards.. This kit is amazing...

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  20. Lovely cards as always Shari! TFS!

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  21. You create such beauties! That first card I watched two days ago when you posted it on the SSS youtube feed! I was inspired by your card to make a wedding card for a friend who placed an order w/me. I had tried this technique before by mistake and loved the outcome. When you made it I was like "ohhh, so it's not a mistake, it's an actual technique!" hahah! (:

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  22. These are sooooo pretty! I love them! Thank you for sharing this!

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  23. Love the rose card - so elegant! :)

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  24. Beautiful cards as always.

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  25. Thanks for sharing these lovely cards and for taking the time to share the video.

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  26. What beautiful cards. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!!

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  27. those flowers are just GORGEOUS!!!

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  28. Very pretty cards! I love the watercolored flowers!

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  29. These are gorgeous! I love the technique of colouring the reverse side of the vellum, so clever and I love the delicate look it gives the card :)

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  30. Super gorgeous, Shari! I love the softness of both :)

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  31. Simply gorgeous cards, love the simplicity and elegance of both cards. Love the embossing on vellum. Thanks for sharing the video!!

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  32. Love both cards ... the subtle colouring on the first, and that lovely embossing on the second. Beauties.

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  33. oh how gorgeous! love the vellum, soft colors, very elegant. tfs

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  34. Beautiful cards. Can't wait for my May
    kit to arrive.

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  35. both of these cards are so soft and sweet! thank you for sharing! :)

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  36. wow!!!!! an absolutely gorgeous card!

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  37. Love the combination of the velum and card stock. Coloring on the back of vellum was one of the first techniques I learned when I first started to make cards. Glad to see that you used the technique to create such a soft pink on the card. As always, Shari ,I love the creativity to show in making cards with Simon's kits. Thanks so much.

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  38. Love the look of embossing on both cards - simply terrific Thanks!

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  39. Beautiful card Shari. Great techniques that I can't wait to try. The May card kit is a must have for sure.

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  40. Both cards are stunning! The soft colors and use of vellum make them so beautiful!

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  41. Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing!

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  42. You made my favorite color of rose - sigh! I also love the look of the white embossing and cardstock and of course the vellum is so very soft and lovely! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  43. Beautiful card. I love the use of the vellum to make the added rose.

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  44. LOVING the watercolor on the vellum panel... so soft and lovely! TFS!!!

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  45. Beautiful rose colors--love all of the cards.

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  46. Beautiful water coloring! This kit is gorgeous.

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  47. What such a beautiful card and love the watercolor on the vellum panel. Tks for the inspiration!

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  48. This is a gorgeous card! Love the little flowers!

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  49. Your cards are lovely. The coloring is very soft. Beautiful.

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  50. Wow! I love these cards you created, both are just fab! Every element you used are just perfect.

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  51. So pretty how the flowers are behind the white panel in the first card.

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  52. so beautiful- totally adore your first card xx

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  53. I especially love the delicate coloring on the first card!

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  54. Oh my love how you used pastel and soft colors with white.

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  55. The Thinking of you card reminds me of my youth in the 70s. Not sure why though. Something about the divided nature of the front of the card. Truly a gorgeous card. Velum and soft colors always indicates a certain elegance. Thanks for inspiring me!

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  56. This is my favorite cards so far... Love the colors and the panel card

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  57. Great card kit, and your cards are stunning!

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  58. So soft and sweet, what lovely cards!

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  59. Both cards are just lovely. :)

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  60. I love the panel!! So pretty!!

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  61. Those panels are such a clever idea. Thank you for a terrific video! I need to dust off my vellum. Time to use it!

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  62. Your cards are absolutely lovely!

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  63. oh my goodness, you are a master with vellum!!! this is gorgeous. love those embossed little flowers :)
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  64. Love the use of velum and how great the coloring came out on the cardstock. I'll try that for sure. Thanks!

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  65. LOVE LOVE it! the dimensional look on the first cards is amazing!

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  66. Look at all the variations! Amazing!

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  67. Loved the vellum rose!! Beautiful cards.. and awesome kit... :)

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  68. Gorgeous cards with such soft coloring! Thanks for the chance to win,

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  69. The first card is my favorite but, they are both lovely! And I'm and really loving the tutorials with the distress markers.

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  70. This is a great lesson in how to color with distress markers! Thanks.

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  71. Love cutouts, its like getting a surprise in your card. Beautiful cards.

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  72. Love cutouts, its like getting a surprise in your card. Beautiful cards.

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  73. Such pretty, pretty cards. I especially like the watercolour one -- any excuse to play with Distress Markers, eh? Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

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  74. really love the first card, such a clever layout

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  75. I really enjoyed your process! Love the subtle touch of coloring the back of the vellum!!

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  76. Fabulous cards, especially the first one!

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  77. Lovely cards Shari!
    Thanks for this give away opportunity. I like so much of what Simon Says has to offer!
    Ali Smith

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  78. What beautiful cards! Love the colouring. Margaret K.

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  79. Beautiful cards, great designs and love all the soft colors. Thank you for sharing it. :-)

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  80. So cute cards! Absolutley love Simon Says stamps and dies.

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  81. Pretty soft looking cards, thanks for sharing them.

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  82. Loved your card!!! Great details!! Beautiful card kit, thanks for sharing... Lilian B.

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  83. Lovely cards thanks for sharing your talents with us
    Mary-Jane

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  84. I always enjoy your creations. You are the Queen of Cards! Thank you for the inspiration. Take care. :)

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  85. OMG both cards so gorgeous! I could look at them over and over and over!!

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  86. love, love, love this card

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  87. Super cool technique and I may just have to copy it! Beautiful.

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  88. Pretty projects. The first card is so soft and warm. Great job.

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  89. Such soft pretty colors! Just beautiful.

    Julie H in MN

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  90. 2 beautiful cards, love the white embossing x

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  91. Love how simple it is! The narrow strip of roses looks wonderful! :]

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  92. Love the use of Vellum. Really beautiful card.

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  93. When I saw your cards.....oh, Sherri...beautiful. Thank you.

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  94. Gorgeous cards! Very elegant!

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  95. Love the softness in the coloring of the roses. These cards are just perfect.

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  96. What a gorgeous card..the vellum rose with heart is the icing on the cake!

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  97. Such elegant cards. What a beautiful vellum rose, the subtle colors are just amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  98. Very effective treatment. Loved it. Kay

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  99. Love your videos, Shari. Lovely cards you make for us today. Thanks

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  100. Thanks for the video Shari, love your soft elegant cards!

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  101. Beautiful Cards

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  102. Beautiful card! Thanks for the video!

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  103. The first card is beautiful and I love the idea of the panel of colour peeking from behind! The second is somehow more light hearted and sweet. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  104. Like always gorgeous. I love how you think out of the box Carol. Thank you so much for the awesome card idea ;)

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  105. These cards are fabulous!

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  106. Love your cards!

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  107. These are both just beautiful!

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  108. I love the delicate feel of your cards.

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  109. Wonderful cards, Shari! Love the soft colors of your first card. The roses look gorgeous against that grayish card stock.

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  110. Great work. Love the cards.

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  111. Your card is so beautiful. Loving the May card kit. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  112. Really love how you used all the materials from the kit. Wish I had more distress markers to do your watercolor technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  113. Loved the soft and delicate look of this card. I haven't yet embossed on vellum and I'm wondering if you can color the vellum with markers other than Copic, ie. Ranger, Marvy, Stampin Up, etc.?

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  114. Love your cards. They make me so happy. Thanks for sharing. Really am liking those distress markers!!

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  115. These are so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to get my kit! :)

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  116. Your cards are so beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  117. Beautiful cards! Loving them all!

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  118. Wow- beautiful!! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  119. I love the softness of the cards...they are beautiful. Thanks so much!

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  120. Two lovely cards. I like the accent flower stamped on vellum and completed with a heart and twine, and that embossed card front included in the kit is so pretty! Thanks for featuring this nice giveaway!

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  121. Love the soft look of your cards here - so pretty! Excited about a chance to win, too!

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  122. Beautiful and elegant! Thank you for showing us your beautiful cards!

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  123. Wonderful cards Sharri! Love that Kit.

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  124. gorgeous card ........ so elegant and cheerful.

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  125. Wonderful, delicate coloring on those flowers!

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  126. Both cards are beautiful. The colors you chose are wonderful.

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  127. Beautiful cards Shari, love how you've used the kit.

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  128. What a great idea using the clock for your message!

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  129. Great idea for Mother's Day cards, the kit is just perfect. Love you cards. thanks

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  130. Your cards are always so creative and pretty. Love how the flowers just peak thru the opening.

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  131. Love your cards, Shari!

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  132. Love, love, love! Especially the CAS design of the second. So pretty!

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  133. Love the way you cut holes in the foreground so that we can see something in the background. I have to try that on my own cards, I always only layer up!

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  134. I love both of your cards...your coloring and the cut outs of the second one. Thanks for sharing.
    Bea W.

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  135. Gorgeous cards. I love everything about them. Very elegant and oh so sweet.

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  136. Love the both cards, they are beautiful!

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  137. Beautiful cards! Love the flower on vellum!

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  138. your cards are so much perfect and elegant!!

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  139. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card!

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  140. Both cards are gorgeous. Love how the embossing on the vellum turned out. Very nice!

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  141. sooo gorgeous, soft and sweet...beautiful way to honor mothers

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  142. The card with the roses is so soft and pretty, I love it! Thanks for sharing an idea for the panel included in the kit, I wondered how I would use it!

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  143. Beautiful card and great video! ~God bless~

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  144. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Shari! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas with coloring the vellum...so pretty!

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  145. Great cards. Especially like the cutouts on the second. So cute

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  146. Shari, i love how the embossed vellum give your cards that extra feminine touch:-)

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  147. Your cards are just beautiful--thanks for sharing this fun kit!

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  148. Very pretty. I need to slow down and I boss more.

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  149. In LOVE with the flower card so soft and gorgeous!

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  150. Love both cards and I'm really looking forward to receiving this kit!

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  151. Very elegant cards.

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  152. Love the colors and design of your cards! So pretty!

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  153. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you.

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  154. Love your cards! My favorite is the cut out one :)

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  155. Your card are so delicate and beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  156. Awesome card! I can see right now I need to buy some distress markers!! I love the trick about coloring on the back of the vellum with copics... thanks for sharing that.

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  157. Love the vellum flower!! Just beautiful!!

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  158. Once again, Shari, a stunningly beautiful card! Thanks for the informative tutorial.

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  159. Shari, I put this card of yours in my CASE file so I can make it as soon as I receive my kit. Beautiful card.

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  160. These are beautiful cards, Shari! Wow!

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  161. Great cards, Shari! I espceially love the design of the first one!

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  162. Wow, I love both cards Shari. That first one, I think I need to case the idea, love the idea of a partial background done in stamped and coloured images :)

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  163. I love the way you colored the flowers and the colors are so soft looking! The embossing is just so perfect!

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  164. OMGosh you are so inspiring! I learned a lot from watching the video, and both cards are so feminine and delicate.. LOVE!

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  165. These cards are both gorgeous! I especially love the colors and design of the first one! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  166. Love your artistic approach to card designs:)

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  167. Fantastic cards! And thanks for making a video again to show your process!

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  168. Love the peachy colours of your flowers. Beautiful!

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  169. Such a beautiful card, thanks for the chance to win.

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  170. Beautiful cards! I am loving teh embossing on vellum, and beautiful coloring!

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  171. Beautiful cards! You are so talented.

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  172. Beautiful cards! Love the distress markers inspiration.

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