Friday, 7 April 2017

Simon Says Stamp "Mothers, Fathers and Flowers" BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY


Hi there! Today's post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the "Mothers, Fathers and Flowers" release from Simon Says Stamp and I'm really excited to show you what I have created! (Including a video tutorial, yay!) If you haven't seen this release yet, you can check it out here or see my previous post here

¡Hola! La entrada de hoy es parte de un "blog hop" para celebrar el lanzamiento de la colección "Mothers, Fathers and Florals" de Simon Says Stamp. ¡Me muero de ganas de enseñaros mis tarjetas! Si todavía  no habéis visto la nueva colección, podéis echar un vistazo aquí




I fell in love with everything in this release the moment I saw it, and decided to mix up a few of the stamp sets to create two cards. I first stamped the word MOM from the stamp set "Mom and Dad Icons" and masked the letters before stamping those beautiful flowers and bird from the "So Deer" stamp set. It took a while to color everything with pencils, but I'm really happy with the result! :)

Me enamoré de toda la colección en cuanto la vi, así que decidí mezclar unos cuantos sets para crear dos tarjetas. Primero he estampado la palabra "MOM" del set de sellos "Mom and Dad Icons" y he enmascarado las letras antes de estampar todas esas florecillas y el pajarito del set "So Deer". He tardado un buen rato en colorear todas las imágenes con lápices, pero me encanta el resultado. :)


My second card is exactly the same idea, but this time I used the "Flora Background" instead and again colored everything with pencils. If you are interested in watching how I made these cards, just click play on the video below (or watch in HD on my Youtube channel).

Mi segunda tarjeta es exáctamente la misma idea, pero esta vez he usado el fondo "Flora" en lugar de las florecillas y lo he vuelto a colorear todo con lápices. Si queréis ver cómo he hecho estas tarjetas, solo tenéis que darle al "play" en el vídeo de aquí abajo (o verlo en HD en mi canal de Youtube).



BLOG HOP


As I said before, this is part of a fun blog hop celebrating "Mothers, Fathers and Florals" new release. You should be coming from Suzy Plantmatura's blog and your next stop is the amazing VIRGINIA LU. (You can also start at the Simon Says Stamp blog here).

Como he dicho antes, esta entrada forma parte de un "blog hop" para celebrar el nuevo lanzamiento de "Mothers, Fathers and Flowers". Deberías haber llegado aquí desde el blog de Suzy Plantmatura y tu próxima parada es la increíble VIRGINIA LU. (También podéis comenzar desde el principio aquí).

GIVEAWAY / SORTEO

Simon is giving away a prize package worth over $25 on every stop of the hop, so make sure you visit everyone and leave a comment for a chance to win! Winners will be announced on their blog next Tuesday 11th of April (you need to write them to claim your prize).

Simon sortea un paquete regalo valorado en más de 25$ en cada uno de los blogs que participan. Así que no os olvidéis de dejar un comentario en cada uno de ellos para participar. Los ganadores se anunciarán en su blog el martes 11 de abril (tenéis que escribirles para reclamar el premio). 


277 comments :

  1. Absolutely adore your use of color to make everything pop!!!

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  2. Both cards are fantastic but WOW I love that first one! So clean and pretty and that little pop of black with the simple message - it's perfection!

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  3. great cards, my favorite is the white one, I love CAs cards and this is just so sleek and modern and pretty and and stuff ;-)

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  4. WOW!! Stunning! Love the bright happy colors!!

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  5. Really cute cards! Love the colors.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  6. You always do such a beautiful job on your cards!
    Cindy Rivera

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  7. Beautiful cards. Love the coloring you used.

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  8. Any mom would be thrilled to receive these beautiful creations!

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  9. Your ideas are so tasteful. Beautifully done.

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  10. Beautiful coloring. Such bright cheery cards.

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  11. All of these are fabulous but that first project (turquoise) is so amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. AWESOME cards, Thanks for the video! Awesome Release, Awesome Hop!

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  13. beautiful stamp and cards. Love your colors

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  14. I really love the way you did the floral on the first card. Great job!

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  15. Love your cards. The colors are great.

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  16. Your two cards are so different but equally great!

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  17. I love these cards. You're inspiration on the floral card had me ordering this set! I watched you're video and thank you for leaving in the "mistake". I really think it turned out lovely in the end.

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  18. Great cards, love the soft and simple design of the second card and the brightness of the first one.

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  19. Your cards are so cute!!!

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  20. Such gorgeous cards!! Love them both. The background stamp is fabulous, isn't it? I love how you've done the other card.

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  21. OMG!!! Love your gorgeous cards!!! Stunning colors!!!

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  22. Even though I am loving all the cards with the big stamps, I am really drawn to your card with the delicate yellow and pink flowers. Love how the word is right in the middle of that beautiful spray. Very nice.

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  23. Beautiful cards and the stamp is awesome!

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  24. Both are beautifully colored, love the first mom card with the little bird!

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  25. Amazing cards....thank you for the inspiration!

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  26. Great cards! Especially like the one with floral and birdie - so sweet!

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  27. These are absolutely beautiful Amanda! Great work!

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  28. Both cards are gorgeous. Love both styles and they are beautifully created.

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  29. Beautiful work with these new stamps.

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  30. These are just so pretty and cheerful. You have a good eye for color choices.

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  31. These cards are so delightful. Thanks for sharing:)

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  32. Wonderfully done. I am always a little sad this time of year, my Moms no longer here and I miss her. This release is packed full of greatness.

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  33. Such pretty cards. Love the new background stamps.

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  34. love MOM card with the bird, but that was a lot of colored pencils and coloring, but the card is amazing! TFS :P

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  35. Love them all. So glad it wasn't a pick your favorite. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  36. Love the bird perched on the "M". So cute.

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  37. Love all of that color in your second card. Stunning

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  38. Beautiful cards and
    I love that first
    one, so simple and
    charming.
    Carla from Utah

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  39. Fabulous project. Love the color combination!

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  40. What beautiful cards! I enjoyed watching the video and seeing your process for masking and coloring. You did an amazing job!!

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  41. These cards are so cute! I love the cute yellow chick! Perfect for mom!

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  42. Beautiful cards!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!!

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  43. Both cards are so delightful and I loved watching you color with Prismacolor pencils. It's the first thing I thought of when I saw the intricate designs of all the background stamps. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  44. ¡Bellisimas! The second card is stunning and definitely worth the time and effort. ¡Muchas gracias por compartir!

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  45. Wow! Two totally different cards, both stunning.

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  46. Beautiful! I love the white card using all he small elements to decorate behind the Mom. Looks great

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  47. So vibrant and So beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and giveaways.

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  48. I LOVE your cards! Especially the first one! I can see doing this with other words like love,friend or hello. I am going to give this a try. Thank you so VERY much for the ideas!

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  49. great cards but the second one for me is the best and thank you for your tutorial

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  50. I just love these cards, the colours are great, I can't choose, they are both gorgeous, but I'm a sucker for teal/turquoise so I guess, if I HAD to choose I would choose that one!

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  51. Love them both! So different & both gorgeous!

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  52. All these cards are so pretty especially the white one.

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  53. I love your card with the bird sitting on the letter M. It is beautiful the way you intertwined the florals around the letters, then added the bird on top. So cute.

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  54. Wow! These are great! I love the flowers popping out from behind the die cuts!

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  55. Really beautiful cards. What great inspiration for another way to use these great stamps.

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  56. Your card with the background stamp is simply gorgeous!

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  57. Such beautiful cards! I love the way you used the background stamp design as the "O" in MOM and the flowers around the MOM are super sweet on your second card! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

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  58. I'm into coloring lately too! LOL I LOOOVED watching you create these! They're BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! AND THANK YOU for the tips!!!! ;)

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  59. Both cards are so beautiful! I really love your first card, simple and so very sweet!

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  60. These look great. My favorite is the first one. It would take me a very long time to color that other stamp. You are much more patient than I am LOL.

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  61. Stunning! Such beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  62. These are absolutely stunning.

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  63. Both so pretty, but I really love the one you colored all over!

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  64. I have no words for how beautiful your cards are with these stamps.

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  65. Hermosas tus tarjetas Amanda, como siempre.
    Me encanta ver tus vídeos cada viernes.
    Gracias por compartir tu talento.

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  66. I just love your cards! So pretty!

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  67. These are such fun cards! I love how the Mom stands out on both of them.

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  68. Your cards are so beautifully colored! And I just adore that sweet, sweet
    birdie sitting atop the "M" in "Mom".

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  69. Cute cards. So much patience coloring the second card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  70. Love the masking technique. Beautiful coloring and beautiful cards.

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  71. Pretty cards. I love how you created a little scene around the word Mom on your first one.

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  72. The patience you must have needed to color that whole card really paid off... gorgeous!

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  73. Beautiful cards! Your coloring is fantastic.

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  74. Really beautiful, I love how you've used these stamps and dies. I love colouring with pencil, and the simpler card shows how subtle and well shaded pencil work can be xx

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  75. Just had a nice therapy from your background colouring, thank you =) keke

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  76. Your coloring is so beautiful; that labor of love was worth it though!

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  77. I have to say that the simple card is my fav. Clean, simple, and elegant - beautiful job!

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  78. Love the color combinations! Fun!

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  79. Beautiful cards. Especially love the flowers and bird.

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  80. Both your cards and your coloring are beautiful. Thanks for all th great inspiration.

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  81. Very pretty cards. My favorite is the white one. Thanks for sharing your great ideas.

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  82. Beautiful cards!! And your coloring is just stunning 😊

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  83. Love your cards and great coloring! Love your video!

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  84. I love love love the MOM card with the little bird and simple flowers. Just so charming!

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  85. I love your beautiful cards and they're so inspiring! Can't wait to get started on my next card! Thank you for your tutorial too!

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  86. How pretty is that card with MOM and the flowers behind it, with the little bird perched on a letter. Great job.

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  87. WOW your cards are wonderful and so is this new release!!!

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  88. looking at these make u smile

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  89. I'm loving the Mom card with lots of white! Both are gorgeous but I love lots of white space. Great job.

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  90. These are stunning! Love the way you colored these backgrounds, it's amazing.

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  91. Loved the way you masked the cards, and especially like your sweet little birdie on the first one! Just darling!

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  92. Lovely cards, the blue one is my favorite it makes me smile

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  93. Your cards are stunning - the colouring is absolutely amazing, especially the second card!

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  94. Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing!

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  95. Gorgeous cards! Never would have guessed all done with pencil crayons!

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  96. would never be able to point out the "oopsie"! great job!!!

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  97. Both cards are beautiful but the blue one is amazing! Just incredible. If I made that, I wouldn't be able to give it to anyone - even my mom!!

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  98. Both cards are stunning! I love the clean design on your first card and your second card is so colorful!

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  99. Absolutely love the simplicity of the first card! Its fantastic! Don't have the patience to do all the coloring on the 2nd card but I love all the colors used. Thanks for sharing.

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  100. Lovely cards!Thank you for the inspiration!

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  101. Your coloring is beautiful! I love your cards.

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  102. Such beautiful cards and thanks for the video.

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  103. Love this new collection! Also love blog hops! These cards are gorgeous! I love the colors!

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  104. Gorgeous cards - this new release has so much to offer! Thanks for the inspiration !

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  105. Absolutely beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

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  106. Both your cards are so pretty! Beautifully done!

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  107. Stunningly beautiful cards! You're making me rethink my order😉!

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  108. Beautiful! I really love the white one and can't see any mistakes at all!

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  109. Wonderful cards...love the small flowers around Mom.

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  110. These are both fantastic! I can't decide which is my favorite :)

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  111. Love them , there all so great !

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  112. I love the card with the word Mom and the flowers all around it! Very pretty!!

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  113. I am in love with the flora background.

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  114. I am loving the new bg stamps. When i saw your card with the whole stamp colored in, I really sighed out loud. It popped out of my computer. Just gorgeous!

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  115. I just love your masked card. Masking adds something to any card. At least to me :)

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  116. Great cards and wonderful video. Thank you so much for sharing

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  117. Beautiful cards.I am in love with the White one with bird!! So adorable!

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  118. Both cards are beautiful, and I love using coloured pencils too.

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  119. beautiful cards thanks for sharing

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  120. Beautiful cards. I love that you did one soft and simple and the other so vibrant.

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  121. Your cards are beautifully done. Thank you for sharing your cards!

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  122. Love your cards! The masked one is beautiful!!

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  123. Love the simplicity of the small florals around the word Mom!

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  124. Gorgeous cards! I love the blue background. I may need to learn Spanish to properly express my frustration when my stamping doesn't go as I like (made me smile).

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  125. Both cards are lovely, but I love the one with the flowers and that sweet little bird best!

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  126. Your cards are stunning, as usual. I love all of the extra time you put into them. You wouldn't know that mistake was on the leaf if you didn't show us. You covered it like a pro. Jil

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  127. Lovely cards. thanks for the great video, it was fun to watch and the background music is great. i like how you showed how you fixed a mistake rather than redoing it. it worked well and gave me a new idea how to fix stamping mistakes.

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  128. Wow.. such pretty cards... Loved them!

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  129. I need that floral background! I think coloring it would be so much fun. Your colors look amazing, beautiful cards!

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  130. That floral background is a must!!! Love your cards!

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  131. YOWZA! What gorgeous colors you have made! Love both of your cards, so much pretty detail on the 1t one and then the delicate flowers surrounding your Mom one. LOVE!

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  132. My favorites are the background stamps!

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  133. Gorgeous cards...your pencil work is stunning!!

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  134. Two wonderful cards. I like the blue/green one. What a beautiful colourwork!!! Awesome.

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  135. I somehow posted on the wrong post about this one--don't know how, but then I am e-tarded! Love them both, planning to improvise to do something similar. Thanks.

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  136. Lovely cards! Thanks for the video.

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  137. Such great cards!! Love them, thanks for the video :)

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  138. Beautiful ideas, cards and coloring. Thanks

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  139. I love your cards but there is something the simple "mom" one that stands out to me. It is just so delicate and lovely.

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  140. Lovely cards! Love this release!

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  141. Both cards are beautiful. You make it look so easy : )

    I noticed you use both clarity brushes and inkylicious dusters. I am thinking of buying a set of one of them for lightly blending distress inks. Do they both do a good job? Are the inkylicious dusters a firmer bristle? Which one do you like to use for blending better? Would love your thoughts on the 2 sets of brushes.

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    1. Hi Sam! Both sets work well and the results are very similar. The Clarity brushes are softer while Inkylicious are harder and tend to lose some hair, according to them this is an issue that gets solved after you use the brushes a few times. I'm in love with my Clarity Brushes and right now use the other ones to remove excess of color when I use pencils, but I think it is really personal which one you'd like more. Hope it helps!

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  142. Wow! I love that bold background!

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  143. SO beautiful!
    Blessings to you for sharing,
    Karen L
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  144. Love both cards--such great looks & completely different! Especially love the first one & think it would be a great design for a monogram card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  145. I'm in LOVE with this gorgeous new SSS line, and your creations are STUNNING!
    Sierra W.

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  146. Gorgeous cards! Impossible to pick a favorite!

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  147. Both beautiful cards!! I especially love the Mom card with the flowers place so perfectly around the word!!

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  148. Wow! The little bird is the perfect touch on the first card, and I love your color choices on the second. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  149. Amanda, Your cards are beautiful! I always love watching your videos they are my favorite of all. Thank you for all your inspiration.

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  150. ♥ the little perching birdie on the Mom card. :-)

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  151. LOVE love love your designs, both of the cards are simply gorgeous! The first one is so delicate, and the cute bird is just so sweet. The second card is so striking with all the colour & patterns - fab! <3

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  152. Your first Mom card is gorgeous! I love it. I had to chuckle a little when you said "and this is where I started swearing in Spanish." Your card turned out fabulous.

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  153. Such fabulous cards!! I especially like the first one. The little bird is such a sweet touch!

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  154. Both cards are beautiful and so different.

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  155. Sweet cards.
    I'd be thrilled to get any of them
    on mother's day.
    thanks for sharing.

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  156. What a special W O W card for M O M. Love both cards.
    Thanks for sharing your talent. Beautiful!!1

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  157. The MOM with the florals just captured my heart. Boy do I miss Mom.

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  158. Your pencil coloring creations are wonderful works of art.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  159. Your first card caught my eye because it is so pretty yet so simple.

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  160. I like your sweet and colorful cards for Mom.

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  161. Love your cards and this release.

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  162. Lovely cards, the MOM really stands out, and the backgrounds are beautifully colored!

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  163. Beutifull card.
    Thanks for the chance to win

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  164. These cards are so different, but both are so pretty! I love the different colours you chose.

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