Friday, April 22, 2011

Gina K Designs Inspirational Blog Hop


We had a blast at last night's GKD release party!  Lots of laughs, and a whirlwind of amazing inspiration from our amazing design team!  

Today we'll be sharing cards and projects made with two sets:  Timeless Textures and Garden Silhouettes, the One Free with Three for this release. 

Yesterday was our design team coordinator, Lee Murphy's birthday.  She loves pink and bling, so I reached into my stash for the pinkest designer paper I could find!  I used three coordinating prints for Jimmi's Pretty Paper Tripleplay challenge, one of two challenges presented last night.  (Here's Cat's Random Findings challenge...I gave a peek of my card for hers yesterday!)

The focal image was stamped using markers directly to the rubber.  Using several shades of each color brings the illusion of depth to a two dimensional image, and blending with a waterbrush softens the lines.  I over-stamped the image with the texture stamp using very pale pink ink.  I love the delicate, soft look this achieved!

The square layout allowed more of the lovely floral designer paper to show.  A peek of white from under the scalloped edges makes this card even girlier, with luminous pearls and a pretty pink satin bow to add elegance to the design.  I hope you like it!

Notes:
Pure Luxury card stock in white and innocent pink
Timeless Textures
Garden Silhouettes
Niji waterbrush
Mono Multi adhesive (this is my favorite)
Mini pop dots
satin ribbon
scalloped border punch
corner punch
pearls

Here are links to the designers sharing their creations today...enjoy the hop!

205 comments:

  1. Deb, this is gorgeous! So soft and serene!

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  2. so pretty and feminine! I love that paper!

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  3. This turned out LOVELY!!! I need me that border punch!!

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  4. beautiful card Deb!! soft and pretty!

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  5. Wow, this card is lovely. I love how you scalloped the cardstock and the background paper is just gorgeous.

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  6. Deb- This card is just awesome! Every detail is perfect!

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  7. This is so drop dead gorgeous Deb! I need that scallop border punch, who is it by?

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  8. Absolutely beautiful card. Anyone would feel so special receiving it. Love that border punch and the whole layout.

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  9. I love the dimension you achieved on the flower Deb. Beautiful!

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  10. I love the all of the pink goodness on this card! TFS =)

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  11. Like it... I love it! This is absolutely gorgeous Deb! The way you did your focal image is fantastic. I will need to try that.

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  12. Oh my goodness! That's just phenomenal! GORGEOUS!

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  13. The card is gorgeous - and the paper divine! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I have subscribed to your blog and LOVE your work!

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  15. How gorgeous!! Beautiful colors.
    I am REALLY enjoying this blog hop.

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  16. WOW WOW WOW!!!! This is absolutely stunning!!! Great stamping and beautiful design. Dang, I can't quit looking at this gorgeous card!!

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  17. Just love the card. Your selection of designer paper with embellishments make it just extraordinary

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  18. I love all your cards...........great job!

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  19. This is gorgeous! And, so feminine.

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  20. Stunning Deb. That background paper is wonderful, it just works with the stamp.

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  21. How elegant! Everything about that card is gorgeous!

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  22. So very very VERY elegant!!! LOVE it!

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  23. So soft and beautiful! Love that dp.

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  24. Love it! the dp you found is gorgeous and the inks used for the stamping a perfect choice to go with it.

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  25. I love how the flowers came out, I have read the post and I am trying to figure out how you did it.
    If you see this can you please fill me in - would love to try it!!
    TFS
    Jackie
    jmpresearch@gmail.com
    I love blog hops!! I learn so much!

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  26. I don't like it, i love it! ;) Stunning card and your flowers look amazing.

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  27. I always did like your creations, but I really love this one. Beautiful!!

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  28. Beautiful color combo. Love the soft look of it.

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  29. oh, wow this card just took my breath away. Beautiful!!!!

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  30. Love the colors and your layout -- absolutely gorgeous!

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  31. Very pretty delicate card! I just love this

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  32. This is such a soft, warm card. Beautiful. this would be a joy to receive

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  33. love the brackets with this image

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  34. So pretty and feminine! Great look with the patterened paper.

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  35. Gorgeous card. The patterned paper really sets it off.

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  36. Beautiful. Love the colors you used and the layering.

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  37. Gorgeous card, love it. Thanks for sharing!!

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  38. I love how you used the new stamp set... I am so glad I purchased it. Tks for sharing!

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  39. I love this card, I saw last evening during the party and just looked at it several times. Beautiful papers and beatifully put together. Great job.

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  40. So soft,feminine and beautiful!

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  41. I have to say it like all the rest-Beautiful! I love the colors, looks so spring-y. Will surely bring joy to Lee.

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  42. Stunning card! I love every detail. Thanks for the coloring on your rubber technique.

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  43. Gorgeous! You combined all those challenges and Lee's pink beautifully, Deb. Wonderful card.

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  44. gorgeous coloring on those flowers! Wow...

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  45. I saw this card last night, and was hoping there would be a tutorial of how you did the fabulous shading - and there it is! Thanks - they are so perfect I can almost smell them!

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  46. So beautiful bought three stamps just to get this

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  47. The flower card is awesome. The colors are so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  48. love the color combinations you used

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  49. The waterbrush is a nice touch as is the scalloped edge peaking out.

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  50. Just beautiful! I love the colors. Perfect for Mother's Day.

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  51. Thank you for sharing, such a pretty card, love the shades of pink.

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  52. this card is beautiful. i'm lovin this blog hop what better way to spend an easter morning

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  53. Both are beautiful, but I really love the pink card

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  54. So beautiful and delicate.. I simply adore the colors and papers, they enhance the stamp beautifully. Thnx for sharing.
    hugs,
    Dottie

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  55. Oh Deb, your card is beautiful, I love the colors.

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  56. Another inspiring hop! Thanks for all the creative ideas, now I need to sit and do something with the ideas.....new stamps would really inspire me......LOL

    Diane

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  57. Really beautiful card and I love all the colors and patterns. Thanks for sharing!! Glenda

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  58. Beautiful - love that paper and using the waterbrush certainly did the trick. Love it Deb!

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  59. Ooooooooh such a beautiful card. So elegant too.

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  60. Your card is absolutely beautiful!

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  61. Stunning! Pink is my favorite color, too, and I really love this card!

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  62. This card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the papers you chose, and your focal image is truly beautiful!

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  63. Your card is amazing! I just love it! I can only aspire to such beauty in my cards.

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  64. Love the stamping technique you used on this card it's gorgeous!!

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  65. Pretty in Pink is what I call this card. Thank you for a wonderful project.

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  66. I love the white edge you did on the border!!

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  67. Lovely card and texture. love the edges

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  68. Beautiful card and so what I like to call victorian delicate. The white edge is a standout for me love it.

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  69. This is one of the most beautiful cards I've seen! Love the dp, pearls and the border cut!

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  70. What a beautiful card! I love everything about it - the stamps you used (love that texture set), the colors, the background papers, the punches and dies - everything works so will together.........absolutely gorgeous!
    Blessings,
    catherinesangels@yahoo.com

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  71. What a beautiful card - the colors are so pretty!

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  72. Gorgeous card!!! Love the water color affect of the stamped image...so much to learn and try. Thanks for the ideas

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  73. I love these colors -- beautiful!

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  74. just gorgeous feminine card.....great job!

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  75. That is just gorgeous. I love the colors you used.

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  76. Love that it looks like a stencil

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  77. Those floral colors are gorgeous! Thank You!!!

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  78. this hop is fantastic! love how everone (and as always, you) have taken these fantastic Gina K stamps and made them your own creations.

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  79. I love the colours! Intensity and softness in one. Beautiful!

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  80. This is gorgeous! It says Lee loud and clear with all that pink. :o) I love your technique for stamping the flowers. I need to try that.

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  81. The card is beautiful! This would make a great mother's day card.

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  82. beautiful colors....very classy card.

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  83. Beautiful and elegant!!! Love your choice of papers. How very talented you all are.

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  84. Beautiful card--I love the colors you chose

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  85. So elegant! Love the flower, it looks like a water color painting. This would make a lovely Mother's Day card.
    Blessings Bernie

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  86. Absolutely stunning, as always!! The colors, the papers, the stamping, just breathtaking.
    crafty teacher

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  87. Just beautiful,as always. The colors, the papers,the stamping,just breathtaking.
    crafty teacher

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  88. Your card is absolutely stunning!!! Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  89. Love the colors you chose for this stamp set and the coordinating papers. Beautiful!

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  90. Beautiful Card! I love pink!Thanks for the inspriation. Corrine Ann

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  91. Gorgeous coloring! I'm sure Lee was thrilled with to be honored with the pink theme. :)

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  92. Lovely Card~~ Just love the colors!!

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  93. Beautiful colors! Soft, lovely spring card.

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  94. I'm not much into pink but I totally love what you did here! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  95. Love the colors in this card! Simple and elegant! Than you for sharing! Marie

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  96. So far I think this card is my favorite of the blog hop...but I just got started! The DT members are amazing! Great paper and color selection! I am just in awe!

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  97. Deb, I am a true fan of your lovely style. Love the edging and the wonderful design.

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  98. Absolutely gorgeous. I love everything about it..the background papers, the colors, just everything!

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  99. Whoooaaaa!!! Gorgeous card!!! I am in love with that paper!!!! Your layout is stunning!!! Amazing!!!!

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  100. This card is beautiful and love all the DP papers. They all go so well together. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  101. Ohhhhh this is just amazingly STUNNING!!! Thank you so much for such a beautiful birthday eye candy!!!

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  102. Very pretty--great colors. Thanks for sharing

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  103. My goodness, these sils are just look so fun to work with.

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  104. Wow, this card is lovely, And colors and background paper gose so with stamp! you just out did yourself! It looks like master peiece I love it!

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  105. A TRULY MAGNIFICENT card, I just love your layout AND every other single element especially the tiny glimpse of white under the scalloped edge (wow a touch of genius there!) Thank you also for your fab tips.

    Mary Mac

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  106. Overstamping with the texture stamp is beautiful.

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  107. Stunning dp - this card is just awesome!! Pat x

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  108. This is one of the most perfect cards I've seen. Lovely.

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  109. Gorgeous card. The paper and the absolutely beautful way in whch you colored the flowers blew me away! I'm a pink girl so I loved, loved, loved this card!

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  110. Deb, such a delightfully elegant card! Love the color palette you chose and that dp is fabulous! Wonderful stamps in the release this month!

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  111. What a pretty card! love the colors! Oh my i didn't know it was Lee's birthday......

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  112. WOW - so picture perfect in every way...seriously needs to be framed Deb.

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  113. Yowza! This is gorgeous! Love the colors, papers, design and the stamping you did! So lovely.

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  114. So very elegant! This is super beautiful! Wishing you a wonderful Easter!

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  115. Your card is still one of my favorites, Deb!

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  116. Very pretty, soft and flowery looks like a great mother's day card.

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  117. Beautifully done design! The DP's are wonderful together!

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  118. Very soft looking and very pretty.

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  119. Very pretty. Love the watercolor effect you gave the flowers.
    God bless,
    PeggyS

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  120. I just really love your card and with the pinks and greens so pleasing to the eye. Thanks

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  121. Wow!This one is a showstopper Love how you stamped the flowers love the layout love the papers love it! love it! love it!

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  122. How absolutely beautiful! This is truely wonderful eye candy! Thanks for sharing :)

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  123. This is so soft & pretty Deb. You certainly know how to rock those florals!

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  124. What beautiful colors you put together - super!
    herzigfam

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  125. Gorgeous colors and lovely design!

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  126. Love your soft colors and the beautiful flower!

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  127. Absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing

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  128. Beautiful card! I love your colors!
    DeniseB

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  129. This definately inspirational. Great balance of pink colours and textures. I love the technique for the focal image. Am gonna try it. Thanks. And happy Easter.

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  130. Great job on the flowers and lovely papers. :)

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  131. absolutely love the color and this card. so pretty.

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  132. Very pretty--I like the colors.

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  133. Beautiful color combinations - you found just the right papers!

    Carmen L
    cal8007 at aol dot com

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  134. Gorgeous card! I love the overstamping!

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  135. Your card is so feminine - I love your use of the dp, and of course pink is just perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  136. LOVE this card - you do such a great job coordinating colors

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  137. Deb your card for Lee is absolutely STUNNING!!! I haven't tried more than one color on the stamp, I need too, I just love this card!!!

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  138. This is beautiful Deb...love the papers you used and overall design. A real jaw dropper :o)

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  139. Oh Deb this is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the way you used the beautiful papers.

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  140. Wow! What a beautiful card! The stamp sets are fantastic, but we must remember it takes the artist to create with them and boy have you created.

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  141. Oh so pretty and such romantic colors. Love your card, Deb.

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  142. What a lovely card! I love the new Garden Silhouettes and the DP is gorgeous!

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  143. Love your combination of papers and colors.

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  144. You rock with those colors on the flowers. The markers to rubber has me drooling!

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  145. The colors you used are absolutely stunning. Great job!!!

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  146. All I can say is WOW. Stunning!! Absolutely LOVE the card Deb, you did a fabulous job!!

    Makes me wish it was my birthday and I were you best friend!!!! You are very talented!!

    Thanks
    Donna Przy....

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  147. Lovely card, Deb. Reminds me of a Monet painting. :)

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  148. Very elegant card....great colors!!!

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  149. You've realy used these stamps in an original form. They're beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  150. Wow, this is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  151. Deb, I love your cards. I look at them all the time, I just never post anything. Thanks for your inspiration.
    Sincerely, Candy Gardner

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  152. All I can say is WOW! This card is gorgeous Deb!

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  153. Oh, your card is gorgeous. The DP is perfect with that image.

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  154. You pulled all of those different textures and colors of paper together beautifully. My favorite card so far!!

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  155. I love the colors and the papers combinations you used... very nice.

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  156. Gorgeous card! tyfs love the color scheme

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  157. So Pretty! I really like the colors you chose and the layering. Definitely could 'scraplift' this!

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  158. oh my this is gorgeous, great design, pretty flowers!

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  159. Gorgeous Deb! Love the softness of your card and your perfect choice of dp! Great layout too!

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  160. Love the colours. Stunning Job Deb

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  161. This is the perfect card Deb! You totally out
    did yourself!

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  162. The stamped image looks completely different with the technique you used. Almost like watecolor. TFS!

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  163. OMG. What a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

    Traci Lord
    3team3lord3@comcast.net

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  164. Fabulous shading!! Very impressive card, Deb. TFS!

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  165. love all the pretty pinks you used tfs

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  166. very nice, how you softened the texture look. I had to Big it to get a really close look at it. :)

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  167. Beautiful creation.. Thanks for sharing.


    Wendy K in Chicago

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  168. Deb, I love the colors and all the lovely details on your card!! It's SO pretty!!

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  169. What a gorgeous card, love the color combo. So springy.

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  170. Hi, Deb! Just found your blog through a link from MiamiKel at http://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com/

    This card is beautiful!! So soft and feminine! I know I'll be checking back here often for inspiration!

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  171. Beautiful design! Those flowers are so pretty.

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