Thursday, May 17, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine Blog Hop!

I'm so thrilled and honored to have been invited to be a part of today's blog hop, celebrating Simon Says Stamp's newest release, Sending Sunshine!!  Sunshine always makes me happy, and this release is full of happy!!  I don't know about you, but I need encouragement...and the stamps and dies in this newest Simon release speak to me of encouragement! 
I have used one of the sweet new stencils, Solar Burst, and some distress oxide inks to make not only some cards of encouragement, but thanks and a birthday card!!
Now...I have to state up front...I am a bit of a novice when it comes to stencils and ink(I still love embossing paste), but I have to tell you, Simon stencils make it so easy for us novices... and so much fun...may not be perfect, but SO...MUCH...FUN!!
I simply adhered the stencil to scrap paper with washi tape, and used the mini ink blending tools with the oxide inks ( I now have a blending tool and sponge for each color!...well, that may change after 6 colors, and then it will simply be a separate sponge for each,but for now, I have one tool for each color!).  The thing I DID learn with my inking, was to keep your card panel adhered to the scrap piece of paper, otherwise, it will move and make for a little hiccup in the look (yes...I had that in at least one of these...but not bad!!).  For the first and second cards, I used a piece of the new sentiment die, You are My Sunshine and a sentiment stamp from the new set, Four Seasons, and layered the die cut sentiment...
Then, I decided to use a rainbow...you know me and rainbows...and made a thank you card, using an older Simon Thanks die...
...and switched the rainbow and made a birthday card, with one of my favorite Simon Birthday dies...
I LOVE how this stencil can give you so many different looks by simply repositioning it...and the sentiment...ahhhh... Simply done, but SUCH FUN!!
Ok...that's MY fun, but now, some fun for YOU!!
 Simon Says Stamp will be generously giving a $25 coupon to one commenter from each and every blog on the hop, simply leave a comment for a chance to win!!  The winners will be chosen and be posted on the Simon Says Stamp Blog this coming Wednesday, so make sure you check the blog to see if you're a winner!
The next stop on the hop is Suzy Plantamura
 All the participants of today's blog can be found below, if you get lost, you can head to the  Simon Says Stamp Blog...hope you will check out all the amazing artists' inspiration today!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

177 comments:

  1. beautiful colors with this stencil! great work!

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  2. Such fun cards, I love all the different ways you used this gorgeous stencil.

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  3. Your cards are beautiful!

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  4. I love all of the new ideas!

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  5. Great cards using a great stencil.

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  6. Your colours are gorgeous! This stencil is so pretty. I just love the detail of it.

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  7. The rainbow effect is awesome. All your cards are great. New releases just kill my budget!

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  8. Wow! Awesome cards!!! Love so much the beautiful colors!!!

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  9. These are all beautiful. It's a beautiful stencil.
    I love the first card and how you made it look like
    the sun. Genius!

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  10. Love your cards. They look like so much fun to make.

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  11. Love your bright and happy cards! Love this stencil and can’t wait to try it on some projects. Thanks for these great ideas!

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  12. Thanks for all your ideas on ways to use the new stencil. So pretty and creative.

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  13. Lisa, I love them all- #1 & #3 My Favs! This looks pretty easy-- I will be ordering the stencil and ink!~ :-)

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  14. These are all so stunning! Great work!

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  15. I love all the different backgrounds you made

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  16. Love the way you used the stencil... gorgeous cards!

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  17. Awesome cards! Thanks for sharing multiple cards.

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  18. Your cards are so pretty! Love each one of them.

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  19. Love all these pretty and colorful stenciled cards, LOVE all the variations!

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  20. Love the colourful backgrounds. Just stunning!

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  21. Great use of the stencil. The colors are fabulous.

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  22. I'm loving that stencil. Great cards

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  23. Lisa, these stenciled cards are so beautiful and summery! I love the gorgeous color palettes too!

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  24. Love the looks you got from this stencil. I have a bunch of stencils & rarely use them...I need to get them out & play. Love the Sunshine cards, so bright & cheerful!

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  25. All the different colors are so pretty.

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  26. Super pretty! Love your color blending!

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  27. Beautiful cards and I love the bright fun colors you used especially the rainbow colors. Great job!

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  28. Love this technique. So many different looks from just a stencil ad a few inks.

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  29. Beautiful use of that gorgeous stencil. I love the styles and the coloring.

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  30. Love these cards. That new stencil is awesome and so is your choice of colors on these cards!

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  31. Great cards, so many fantastic things in this release.

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  32. Gorgeous cards! Love them all.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  33. I love stencils. I buy stencils. Then they sit in a drawer and seldom get used. So, thank you for your inspiration today!!

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  34. Beautiful cards, my favorite is the third card with the yellow in the center and blue on the outer edge.

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  35. Love your work with the stencil! Each card looks so different!

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  36. I think it's the first time I love a stencil so much !! Very beautiful cards indeed !! :)

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  37. Your cards are so bright and cheerful!!

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  38. Great way to use those stencils

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  39. That stencil is so pretty. Nice work!

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  40. Oh my goodness Lisa, I LOVE THIS stencil and your cards are so bright and colourful....right up my alley. ♥ them all!

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  41. Such lovely colors, blending and cards!!! Fabulous!!

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  42. So pretty! Love the tie dye look of the last two cards!

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  43. I totally agree that this release is a ton of sunshiny fun! Love your stenciled cards - very colorful! :)

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  44. Bright, sunshiny cards! Who wouldn't love getting one of these in the mail? Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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  45. Your cards are so very fun! Love the rainbow colors and the first couple of cards are so warm and shout "Summer!"

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  46. Your cards are really beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing...

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  47. absolutely gorgeous cards using the stencil!!

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  48. Beautiful. I love your color choices.

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  49. Love all your cards and this gorgeous stencil.

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  50. Wow - this stencil can make so many beautiful cards!

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  51. Love all the cards and the amazing colors!!

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  52. Love the bright bold colors!! Just beautiful!!

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  53. Beautiful cards Lisa!! Wow that stencil is absolutely stunning!! This entire release is nice! Thanks for the inspiration 😍

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  54. I loved all 4 cards but the 3rd one is my favorite! Thanks for sharing!

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  55. We all need more sunshine and your cards provided a big hit of it. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. love the rainbow colors on your lovely cards!!

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  57. Beautiful bright, sunshiney cards.

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  58. Your cards are beautiful! I do love this stencil!

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  59. Great colors and cards. I love SSS stencils, they're beautiful. I need to get my hands on more oxide inks. I need that yellow! Thanks for sharing!

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  60. Beautiful cards Lisa!

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  61. These are great! Glad you had fun with the stencil and inking.

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  62. Stencils are so fun to use, I love the different looks you achieved!

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  63. Great techniques with the stencil!

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  64. Beautiful cards and Great Techniques - Thanks!

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  65. Beautiful use of the stencil!

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  66. Pretty and lovely, sunshiny cards! Your cards are beautiful.

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  67. This is a fun stencil and I loved your cards and the beautiful colors!

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  68. Beautiful cards and color combos!

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  69. Love how colorful these cards are!

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  70. With that beautiful stencil, it's so easy to create stunning, colorful cards! Great job!

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  71. Wonderful stencil look & colors.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  72. LOve the stencil— nice work

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  73. Beautiful colorful cards! I have yet to join the stencil bandwagon. Might be time to start.......

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  74. Wow love the colours you chose, they really make this gorgeous stencil pop!!

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  75. Very pretty cardS! Love the technique.

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  76. Full of awesomeness! They are so very colorful and I love them!����

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  77. No novice here. Beautiful cards.

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  78. These look like great t-shirt designs! :) Perfect for summer!

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  79. Beautiful cards and colors! Perfect summer cards

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  80. I love the colors used...reminds me of tie dye!

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  81. Beautiful new stencil! I love all your bright variations.

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  82. Your bright and colorful cards just make me happy!

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  83. Fantastic cards! Love your perfectly CAS designs and fun color choices.

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  84. I just love the cards you've created!! They are so bright and beautiful, full of light and happiness!! The SSS products look sensational in every design!

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  85. Pretty cards. Love the pops of colour on your backgrounds.

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  86. What great cards! I especially love the rainbows. Your ink blending is really wonderful!

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  87. I love your beautiful cards!

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  88. Great ideas for the new stencil!

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  89. bright , sunny color love the color combo

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  90. I am amazed at the kind of smooth results you are able to get using a blender. It looks like you used an airbrush! Every time I try using blender/daubers, it looks all uneven. Maybe someday I'll learn how to do it correctly, but I won't be holding my breath. ;)

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  91. Your cards turned out lovely! I don't have a lot of experience with stencils, but the Solar Burst is beautiful! Your sunshine cards are my favorites.

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  92. Love your cards! They are so bright and cheerful! I have not used a lot of stencils but this makes me want to!

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  93. It is a beautiful stencil. I like all of your cards. This has been a great release from SSS. Thank you for sharing your cards.

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  94. Wow all of your cards are awesome love the bright colors such a great release there are many must haves this time. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  95. Beautiful cards. Great use of this stencil.

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  96. Wow that stencil is fabulous and you have showcased it to perfection.

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  97. Love them, this stencil is so pretty

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  98. Yummy colors on your cards! Loving this stencil. Thanks for sharing your work.

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  99. Love the bold colors and simple design - very nice.

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  100. Love the colors on these stencils. The cards all are so lovely.

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  101. Gorgeous colors! Love how they give the stencil different looks, it's such a beautiful design! Thanks for sharing! xx

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  102. Beautiful blending. Nice color choices and design.

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  103. These are all fabulous. Love the colors. Great job as a novice with stencils and ink.

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  104. All so pretty. The yellow is my fave!!!

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  105. Love the Sunshine....

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  106. Your cards are amazing ! I agree with you, this stencil is fantastic (I've already ordered it !!!) and you did great cards with plenty colors.

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  107. I love, love, love your cards!!! What a great gift set you can make by just changing the position, colors, and sentiments! You did a great job with the ink blending :-)

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  108. This stencil is a mustie for me! Gotta have it! I am loving it. I love all of ur creations. Great job! Wow

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  109. Thanks for the wonderful examples of this pretty stencil.

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  110. Great cards, love this stencil.

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  111. Love your Solar Burst cards!! I usually like anything rainbow colored the best, but your yellow sunshine cards are my favorite here... just so bright and cheerful! TFS such a variety of ideas and inspiration.

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  112. Fantastic choice of colors for
    the cards. Love the warmth
    of the first card. thanks
    for sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  113. Great cards! Love all the colour!

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  114. These are beautiful! Love the color combo's you put together!

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  115. What fantastic ideas with the stencils and wonderful colors.

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  116. this is my first blog hop, and i'm having so much fun seeing what everyone is doing. i think we would get along - rainbows are my thing!!

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  117. Okay..I was iffy on that stencil before but yeah I think I need to buy it. lol. I love the different looks especially the first one and then the Uber colorful one. Prettyyyyy

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  118. Nice colorful cards. Awesome release.

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  119. Beautiful colours fot this stenciled background!
    Thank you for this opportunity.

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  120. So beautiful. Loving' those rainbows!

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  121. LOVE The thanks card, the stencil is gorgeous and the inking is perfect!

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  122. very versatile. Great stencil work. Love the colors

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  123. That stencil...those rainbows! Wow!

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  124. Love the use of the stencil

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  125. What bright, colorful cards. I love this stencil and I like the color combinations you used to create your cards.

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  126. SUCH A FUN WAY to use a stencil & the Oxide Inks! LOVE ALL of your cards! The sentiments are PERFECT to go with each one also! SUPER JOB!!! ;)

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  127. Pretty cards! Love that stencil!

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  128. Love the bright colors! Great cards!

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  129. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the sunshine one! Great blending!

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  130. SQUEAL!! LOVING the NEW RELEASE!! Your Cards are BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing the AMAZING Inspiration and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  131. OK, now I NEED to try my hand at blending again. The "Thank you" card is fantastic. Love the colours and must try it myself.

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  132. Wow! I love the color blending with this stencil...beautiful!

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  133. Love your bright and cheery cards, Lisa! It's amazing how different each card looked based on where you placed the stencil and the inks you chose to use....so creative and very inspirational!!

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  134. I just love this stencil! It's so versatile. your cards are lovely.

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  135. Stencils are so versatile. Great cards!

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  136. Fantastic stencil - it looks fantastic as a rising sun in that first card - gorgeous!

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  137. Love the stencil and the colors in your cards!

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  138. These colors are so amazing and show off so well with that stencil!!

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  139. Beautiful set of cards!! Love the stencil work!

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  140. Great card, love the colors!

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  141. Send me some sunshine please...wow I can see the sun in your cards TFS!

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  142. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create--thank you!

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  143. Great cards! Love your ink blending.

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  144. What great color combos! Great cards!

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  145. That first card is great! It's like a sunshine had a baby with a mandala and your card was born! 😄
    Great colours, very summery and so well done! Love it! :D

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  146. Beautiful cards and colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  147. You're cards are all so great! This stencil is so pretty, the cards are simple to make but look like you spent a lot of time.

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  148. Such Bright, colorful and Fun cards!!!

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  149. Fantastic cards, Lisa. The first Sunshine card with the landscape format is my favorite, but they are all beautiful. You did great with blending the distress oxide ink. I think you should do more of it! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  150. I absolutely love that stencil!

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  151. Beautiful cards done with this stencil and those gorgeous colors! Thanks for sharing.

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  152. These cards are lovely. This stencil really looms like a sunshine 🌞

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  153. Very pretty use of the stencil.

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  154. I love the "sunrise" effect on the first card. So simple. There are so many looks that you have achieved with this stencil.

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  155. I just love these bright and happy cards

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  156. Fantastic cards. I can see making a set with this stencil as gifts for people because, as you demonstrated, there are just so many ways to make it work! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  157. Ohh I love the first one with the stencil representing a rising sun!! Great layout and color blending. Thank you for sharing.

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  158. Love that pretty stencil!

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  159. Awesome cards!! Love that technique!! TFS!!

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  160. So cute! Love these cards.

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  161. Such pretty ink blending! I especially love the "thanks" rainbow version!

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  162. Love all the bright happy colors on your cards!!

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  163. That’s what I’m calling a psychedelic set !!
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  164. This stencil is so pretty and I love the inking!

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  165. Lovely color blending....beautiful cards!!!

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  166. Great colourful backgrounds !!

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  167. I love your choice of colors for each card. That is a beautiful stencil and you made lovely cards with it.

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa