Sunday, January 7, 2018

Love Is In The Air Blog Hop!

Hi! Welcome to Day 2 of the Love Is In The Air Blog Hop! This collection from Catherine Pooler Designs is seriously So. Much. FUN.  Each piece in the Stamp of Approval Box made me shriek with joy when I opened it!


OK, so here's the thing about Stamp of Approval (SOA).  It's amazing.  And it sells out FAST.  StampNation members get to purchase it early (StampNation info HERE), but if you aren't a member of our SN Neighborhood, click HERE to get on the SOA Wait List.  The items in the Collection are designed specifically for the Collection.  So, that means they won't show up in the shop for ages.  You don't want to miss out on all of the goodies (and a surprise, which is mentioned later in this post, so read on!).

Now, onto the inspiration!!!

For this card, I stamped images from the new The World Awaits onto watercolor paper and embossed it with white embossing powder.  I watercolored the image using Aquatini, Tiara, It's A Girl, Garden Party, and Orange Twist inks.


Next up, I went for a completely different look! Instead of the soft look of watercolors, I wanted more of a sunset feeling.  It just seemed to work with the BonVoyage Stamp set and matching Bon Voyage Accoutrement dies.  For the inks, I used Midnight, Icing On The Cake, Sauna, Mandarin Spice, and Tiki Torch.


And.. in this Collection, there is a MYSTERY INK! Yep! Don't you just love surprises?!?!? 
I've used it on some of my projects, but I'm not telling which ones!!! :)

My final card is one of my favorites! I used the Love Is In The Air dies to create the background.  I die cut them from Post It Notes and then moved them around as I added ink.  And the Love Is In The Air stamp set?! Fantastic! One of my new all-time favorites!! I used Black Jack, Fiesta Blue, Aquatini, and Mint To Be inks.


Now it's time for you to hop around to win!



One winner will be chosen at random from each day's comments and announced on JANUARY 10th on Catherine’s blog. The winners will win their box and if they already bought it, they will be issued a Gift Certificate worth $100 towards a future purchase.

Here is the full hop list, just in case you need it:

Catherine Pooler 
Chrissie Tobas YOU ARE HERE
Melissa Miller
Jenny Colacicco 
Jennifer Carter 
Heather North 
Tracie Pond 
Josefine Fouarge 





Let's Connect! 

 




178 comments:

  1. That map from th World Awaits stamp set is beautifully done! From a Stamp Nation member

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  2. SN member here and I can wait for tomorrow night. Fabulous cards.

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  3. Oh, I love your watercoloring! It works perfectly with that World stamp!! I'm a Stamp Nation member.

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  4. Your world is gorgeous, Chrissie!!! Love the masculine feel of your second card and the last card is super sweet. =)

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  5. What a great idea to die cut the post it notes clouds! LOVE your cards Chrissie! Gorgeous shading in all of them. :)

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  6. The multicolored world is beautiful!

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  7. Beautiful colors and beautiful cards!!

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  8. These are fabulous! I'm an SN member and a Stamp Junkie and I think I spy the new ink color on the little heart banner on your card...maybe the new color is in the purple/pink family???

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  9. That SKY!! Gorgeous. Totally cloud like. And I Love the vintagey look of the little suitcase. It's exactly how I imagine them to look! Jenny x

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  10. Your cards are beautiful and creative

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  11. Beautiful cards Chrissie! I love how you did your clouds on the third one. So dreamy!

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  12. Cute cards. I really like how you did your clouds on the last card.

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  13. Your use of ink is impeccable on these cards! Wow!

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  14. What fun cards! That map is super cool and I just love how you colored it and did the oceans lapping at the edges!!

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  15. Absolutely awesome! I love the colors you chose for the map! Beautiful! I’m a stamp junkie and I think the new ink is a red pinkish color !

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  16. From a SN member all your cards are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration. My guess on the new color is a magenta (dark pink).

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  17. Beautiful cards! I love this collection!

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  18. Chrissy, I love the watercolored Map!!

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  19. Wow! Love the watercolor look on the first card and the ink blending in the other too! Gorgeous!!!

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  20. Such fabulous cards! I really love the cute little banner on the "Love You" card.

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  21. Love both cards, but I think I like the first one best. I love the rainbow look :) Glad you are a part of SN!

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  22. Great colors on all of your cards! Love how you did the clouds on your third card!

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  23. I love them all. The soft colors are beautiful and than you have what feels like a sunset!!! Beautiful.

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  24. Lovely card ideas. Love the air balloons.

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  25. Gorgeous cards. In Love yet Again! Love being a StampNation member. I love the Stamp of Approval collections because everything in it works so well together you don’t have to think about it. The cards practically make themselves. I love just how many different ways these products can be used together. Hard to choose a favorite product but I’m leaning really hard in the direction of those postage stamp dies.
    Terrilynn

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  26. Fantastic cards.
    Love the shading on the continents.
    The way the color blends off on the
    second card is great. The sky is
    wonderful on the last card.
    thanks for sharing such amazing
    projects. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. These cards are colorful and inspiring. I am a Stamp Nation member.

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  28. Love your cards! I"m in Laurel's Facebook cardmaking group and my guess is Pretty in Pink

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  29. "I'm a Stamp Junkie and I think the new color is white

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  30. Absolutely adore the cards and colours

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  31. tHANKS FOR SHARING SUCH GREAT IDEAS WITH US!!

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  32. I like how you created those clouds in your third card, Chrissie!

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  33. The sunset card almost made me feel warm on a very cold day.

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  34. Wonderful mix of projects...love the watercolored world map!

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  35. I'm a Stamp Junkie, new color desert sand.

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  36. Love your cards! The water coloring on that world stamp is beautiful!

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  37. Each of your cards is unique and gorgeous (soft, vintage, whimsical). I absolutely LOVE the puffy-cloudy sky you created with the cloud mask. Brilliant! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  38. Your cards are lovely! The inspiration is sooo great

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  39. What a fabulous way to showcase the new products, Chrissie.
    Love your colouring on the first card and the sentiment in 'hot pink'.
    And your clouds on the third card is a perfect example of stretching your supplies.
    I'm an SN member

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  40. Wow, Wow and Wow!! I lvoe all three of your cards Chrissie - the watercolor map, the blending of the second one (great masculine card!) and the clouds on the third - all look amazing!

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  41. I love the cards with the hot air balloons. Thanks for sharing your ideas

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  42. love your samples - thanks for sharing:)

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  44. Chrissie, the cards are beautiful. It's great to see how many ways the products can be used. Thanks.

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  45. Great cards for the hop. Your use of color is really pretty.

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  46. I am a Stamp Junkie and a member of CardMaking Tips,Techniques and chats! I love your delightful and colorful cards, Chrissy! Love CPD products!

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  47. I like the watercolor. Great cards.

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  48. I love them all, but especially the "You Rock My World"--Beautiful!

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  49. I love your cards. I think the hot air balloon one is my favorite too.

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  50. Love these cards. Each one is so different. I am in awe of the depth of your creativity!

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  51. Three stunning cards! I love how you put 'water' around the edges of the land masses on the first one; the blending on the second one; and everything about the third one! Thanks for sharing.

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  52. You Rock My World, is a beautiful card, and the blending of inks on the Miss You, background, is fabulous. My favorite is the cloudy sky on your Love You card.

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  53. I love what you did with the map on your first card. It is beautiful. Love this whole collection!

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  54. I lov ethe way you made the clouds on the last card with hotair balloon

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  55. The sky is beautiful...great cards!!!

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  56. Since orange is my favorite color, I'm really partial to that one but all the cards are great.

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  57. Love your creations!! I love a good treasure hunt to find the ink.. I think I've found it.

    Stamp Nation Member

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  58. Love the paisley map. Beautiful cards!

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  59. Great use of the world stamp love the blue shading. Can't believe tomorrow is the day!!! So glad I am a SN member!!! So much fun!

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  60. These are beautiful! Love them all! I think the first one is my fave!!

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  61. Chrissie loving your style. SN member already, love the inspiration. Looking forward to getting this box!

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  62. Love each card for a different reason. The continent stamps are so fun!

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  63. One of your SN sisters here. I love your designs and color combos. This collection is fabulous. You are so lucky that you’ve gotten to play with it already. I’m jealous. LOL I couldn’t imagine anything else to add to the collection. It’s perfect for all sorts of cards, Masculine and feminine. Thanks for sharing your lovely designs.

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  64. Awesome cards, looks like you had a lot of fun making them. The world card, Looks like stained glass & I love the way you did the sky on the balloon card.

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  65. The You Rock My World card is awesome. I love the colors

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  66. Awesome cards. I love the world card and the colours used.

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  67. Your cards are so pretty! Love this collection!

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  68. Just lovely. I love your colorful world.

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  69. I love these cards and the different techniques you used. What a collection! Thank you for sharing.

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  70. I love the different shadings on your cards. Great techniques! Love these inks!

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  71. Chrissie, your cards are so very lovely, sweet and fabulous.
    Thank you for the inspiration and an opportunity to win one of the SOA box.

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  72. The shading on the sunset is stunning!

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  73. Stamp Nation Member! Beautiful cards! I love your ink blending and coloring!

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  74. Beautiful cards and I love your style and ideas! Thanks for sharing with us!!

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  75. I love all 3 cards, but especially the watercoloured world. Can't wait to get this SOA box.

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  76. Love how you've used these stamps! Love the colors, I can't pick a favorite, they are all gorgeous!

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  77. LOVE your cards, Chrissie! Your rainbow map is awesome!

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  78. The rainbow map is to die for. Beautiful work!!

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  79. I like both of your cards. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Cheryl

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  80. great examples using the new release!

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  81. Chrissie, all of your cards are so different and I loved all of them!

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  82. I am a StampNation member! Your first card is absolutely stunning, they are all great cards but that first one, WOW.

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  83. The more cards I see, the more I amllooking forward to SOA.

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  84. Wow! All three cards are fabulous.

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  85. Awesome cards. I love how you created the background for your love is in the air card. The banner and hot air balloon are sooo cute. Love being a part of the SN community.

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  86. Every one of your cards are so creative and gorgeous. If my life depended on picking a favorite, I couldn't do it. Love your cards!

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  87. Love your projects! The colors around the map really make it stand out! I'm a Stamp Junkie and I love your card

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

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  88. Wow! Love the sunset card - really gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  89. Lovely cards Chrissie. So many techniques have been used with this kit and each one just shows how versatile it is. Great job design team!

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  90. The map stamp how awesome! Loving the hot air balloon too 🎈

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  91. These are lovely cards. Love those clouds.

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  92. Gorgeous cards. Love the Bon Voyage.

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  93. I am a StampNation member and I just love this new SOA. My favourite though would be the postage stamp die. I am also excited about the new ink colour being released to add the the full collection I got for Christmas. I just love the way you used the dies to create the skyline

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  94. Wow! These cards are amazing! I especially love the rainbow world map one. I'm a Stamp Nation Member and very excited about Monday night! I'm also a Stamp Junkie :)

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  95. Wonderful cards. I am a Stamp Nation member.

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  96. I am a StampNation Member and I'm loving the world stamps and the compass. I never thought that they would jump out at me but with the examples that you have shown as well as the other designers, I really am looking forward to the SOA.

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  97. I love the background of sky and clouds. That is one I will have to try! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  98. I am a SN member and I love the world awaits card and the Love you card. The sky with the clouds looks fabulous.

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  99. I'm a new Stamp Nation and love the inspiration that everyone is bringing out!!

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  100. Your sunset card is amazing! It seems that set is destined to become so popular b/c it is so well suited to masculine cards! (SN member) Love your cards

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  101. Such beautiful cards - the map one is my favourite!

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  102. I really like your cards. The color combinations are amazing.

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  103. You did an awesome job on your backgrounds. Great job!
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  104. Love what you did with the compass rose and sponging!

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  105. Oh boy, I see I am going to need the add onsπŸ€—. Can’t wait to get my hands on these goodies. Thanks for all the fun building up to it. Stamp nation member. Been trying to post on Catherine’s site since about 4pm pacific time and keep getting an error message. But enjoyed your blog page and will be moving through the rest tonight.

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  106. Your cards are simply fabulous!! Loving them!

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  107. Love all three cards. They are all so different and stunning.

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  108. Your map of the world card is awesome. Love the watercolor effect

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  109. Love your cards Chrissie, especially the clouds and shading for the background of your last card. Beautifully done! Looking forward to this release. Have an awesome week. ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

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  110. I’m in love with that little vintage suitcase and am envying your sponging skill. I am a SN member and happy to share the excitement of this release.

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  111. Hi,
    You know what I love about your world, is that I want to travel to those places that are highlighted in lighter colors. Amazing.
    Also known as Sue T.

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  112. I love that hot air balloon, too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  113. I love your cards....such an inspiration

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  114. Crissy these are wonderful cards! I really love how you made the map of the world one was done, as it really made the whole card pop. The second card I just love the little suitcase and the I Miss You on the mixture of yellows and oranges. The hot air balloon is always a big hit with me so cute!

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  115. Maps are one of my favourite things!

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  116. Love the subtle compasses. Pretty cards and colors.

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  117. Gorgeous cards! Especially love that adorable suitcase!

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  118. Love that map card and the colors!!

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  119. Keen on them all but especially like the color combinations of Midnight, Icing On The Cake, Sauna, Mandarin Spice, and Tiki Torch. Sweet!

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  120. Simply fabulous! All of your BG's are AWEmazing.

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  121. Your cards make my heart sing. This collection really speaks to me.

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  122. These are beautiful cards !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  123. Oh these are simply beautiful. I love the first one especially, the colors are just fab.

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  124. Cute cards! The clouds look so effortless!

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  125. What great looking cards and I love how the clouds turned out!

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  126. Your cards are wonderful. The watercoloring came out beautiful.

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  127. I absolutely LOVE the simplicity of your 2nd/Orange card! My style: Simpler is better. However, they are all beautiful.

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  128. Awesome cards cannot wait to get this SOA box!

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  129. Bon Voyage Stamp set and die card are my favorite. I love the color combination and the feel of the card itself. It's warm, yet vibrant.

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  130. I love the softness of the cards.

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  131. I love your 3rd card - - your sky with clouds look so realistic - - fabulous. And the gradient coloring on the balloon. Lovely.

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  132. Wow, all beautiful cards, my fave is the Miss You with the stunning orange and black color combo and compass stamping.

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  133. Such rich vibrant colours used on your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  134. Lovely cards and great use of all the beautiful ink colors.

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  135. Your map from the World Awaits stamp set is beautifully done! I love the way you blended the colors around the map! Thanks!

    [hmnelson15{at}frontier{dot}com]

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  136. Gorgeous cards. I especially love the map one. It's beautiful.

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  137. Fabulous cards!! I love your water coloring on the world map card!!

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  138. Love your cards, Chrissie! Especially the second one with the blending... that's just gorgeous!

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  139. Each blog has great ideas for a new stamper

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  140. Oh wow! Awesome cards!!! Love them!!!

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  141. Oh these are so beautiful, the colours of the world map and ink blending on th ebon voyage are just WOW!

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  142. Oh these are so beautiful, the colours of the world map and ink blending on th ebon voyage are just WOW!

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  143. I love your water colored map. That's what I thought of when I saw those stamps!

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  144. Awesome cards! I especially love your The World Awaits card!

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  145. Wow! I have just discovered this kit and blog hop. The world map stamp is amazing. I love your watercolored background.

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  146. I don't often go for oranges as my focal color, but wow, I love how that wanderlust card looks! And your watercoloring is lovely (gutsy going from the pink to green, but you made it work). Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

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  147. Great cards - love the soft colors.

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  148. Lovely cards!! I really like that last one, too, with the beautiful clouds all layered up. Love the 'love' scripty font. Heck, I just love all of SOA week all the time! Thanks for sharing your talents and inspiring all of us.

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  149. Those inks look amazing - I love that you can watercolor with them & they seem to blend easily, too!

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  150. Fantastic cards! I love your designs!

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