Thursday, January 10, 2019

Simon Says Stamp You Are Loved Blog Hop!

Valentine's Day is a day to tell others, "you are loved!"....and Simon Says Stamp's latest release, You Are Loved, is not only perfectly named but filled with perfect stamps, dies and stencils to celebrate the upcoming day of LOVE! I am thrilled to be a part of today's Simon Blog Hop that celebrates the release that celebrates "the day" (but hey, LOVE is really for EVERYDAY, right?!)!
If you're following the hop, you should have reached here from the talented Amy Rysavy!

Love is most often shown on cards with hearts and words of love, and I have used the new Simon Says Stamp Ornate Love stamp/die set, combining both, to create a couple cards to share with you...
I stamped, embossed, die cut and colored the letters with markers.  I used two shades of pink, coloring all of one type of flowers.  I used my Prismacolor cool gray markers (4 shades), to color all the rest of the letter's flowers, leaves and designs.  I wanted the pink flowers to be the only color on the card.  I layered each of the letters three times.  I cut a heart out of a textured piece of cardstock and layered it from underneath.  I used one of the sentiments from the set(oh yeah...the Beatles!!) and stamped it with versamark and white embossed.  Here's a close up...

 I used the other Ornate stamp from the set, to make my second card...
I sponged three distress oxide inks on watercolor paper, allowed them to dry, then brushed my embossing bag over the paper, to avoid static, and stamped with versa mark and white embossed the ornate heart stamp.  I hand cut the heart out, and layered with die cut, black hearts from the set.  I stamped the Ornate background stamp onto a piece of black cardstock with silver ink.  I wanted something that would show, but didn't want embossed color or shine of embossing...the silver gave design without taking from the heart.  I added a stamped, die cut and layered sentiment.  Here's a close up...
Well, that's it for MY fun, now onto yours!!  
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 on Wednesday, January 16th, so make sure you check the blog on the 16th, to see if you're a winner!
The next stop on the hop is creative Heather Hoffman
   The list of participants of the hop are 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!! 
Please don't forget, as you read in the heading, you will be given a FREE Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Oxide Ink Pad (while supplies last), with ANY purchase!!  The CODE IS LVE584, and will expire on January 13th at 11:59pm EST, so don't forget when you place your order!!
AND...debuting today over at Simon, is a BRAND NEW set of watercolor prints from Suzy Plantamura...Push on the pic to see them at the store...
 Simon Says Stamp Suzy's SENDING LOVE Watercolor Prints szval19
ONE LAST THING(but not least)...there's a Day 2 of the You Are Loved Hop TOMORROW...so please make sure you check back to Simon's blog tomorrow for MORE inspiration...ok...keep hopping!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

149 comments:

  1. These cards hit the spot for me! Love the visual depth.

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  2. SQUEAL!! LOVE these!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing all of the AMAZING Inspiration and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS Week!!

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  3. You are so incredibly talented; I love what you create.

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  4. LOVE< LOVE< LOVE the zentangled look of these stamps and your FABULOUS CARDS - wow. Thanks so much for sharing

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  5. These are amazing. Clean, crisp and very chic. Cheers.

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  6. These projects are so beautiful! I love the clean and simple design - and I love the colors you chose!

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  7. beautiful work - thanks for sharing:)

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  8. Love your cards!! So beautiful and awesome!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  9. Gorgeous cards. I love the contrasting texture of the first card and that subtle use of colour. Restrained elegance!

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  10. Awesome cards!! I love the color combination and the design! :)

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  11. I love the black and white with POPs of color! Great idea!

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  12. This stamp is my fave, love the way you have used them.

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  13. Wow, Lisa! These cards are fantastic! I love how you spot-colored on your first card! I also love the look of the silver ink on the black to make a gorgeous background for your ornate heart!

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  14. I love the Ornate Love set! Your black and silver background is really nice and makes the colors come to life. TFS!

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  15. Really love the first card with the partial coloring against the black; very striking! And I'm always a fan of white embossing over such a lovely inked BG. Gorgeous!!

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  16. These cards are beautiful! Love how you used those stamps.

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  17. Beautiful cards! I love the pop of color against the black.

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  18. Love your use of the stamp.

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  19. Love the silver and black together, just beautiful!

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  20. Ornate Love speaks to me! Love that you just colored a little bit on one image. Great technique for focal point. Your work and these products are amazing! Thanks for sharing! kReN@afourthlife

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  21. Both of these are really beautiful and a great showcase for this stamp set!

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  22. Cool! Love the pink focal point.

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  23. These are so cool, both are such striking designs! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  24. So many pretty cards. I like the busy heart combined with a simple design in a background. :)

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  26. Love your cards! I'd like to know how you did the linear texture on the first card.

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  27. what great ideas! thanks for the inspiration!!

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  28. I love how you colored just one flower type. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. I love how you used the heart ❤️! Wow this is a very versatile release beautiful job !

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  30. Wow, Lisa! These cards are beautiful! Love your techniques! and the look of the silver ink on the black! Makes an awesome background for your ornate heart!

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  31. Both cards are so stinkin' cool! I especially like the 2nd card with the contrast between the subtle background and the pop of color on the heart!!!

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  32. Amazing design! Simple but really packs a punch. The Ornate Background stamp is quickly becoming a favorite. Thanks, Lisa.

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  33. Love the background on the black card. So striking!

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  34. I really love your cards. The first one reminds me of the Beatles song. Now I have that running through my head! Great techniques!

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  35. Your cards are fabulous, love the back ground stamp! So retro!

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  36. What you created with this stamp set is fantastic!

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  37. Gorgeous. Love this pattern, so pleased it is now on these stamps too. Your colour schemes are great.

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  38. OMG! I absolutely love the intricate background stamp! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  39. Love the way you used the bacgrbackg stamp on the heart. Really makes it pop.

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  40. Beautiful cards! Love how you added the pops of color!

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  41. I love all the pretty details in your card, and your beautiful color palette!

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  42. Beautiful Lisa!I love the pattern and colors!

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  43. There has always been something so elegant about black, white and a color!

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  44. Wow these are real stunners! I really love your designs and the colors you used. It's so cool to see the new release goodies used in such creative ways! LOVE! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  45. Love the pops of color and the dark background. Thanks for the inspiration

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  46. Wonderful cards!!! You hit this out of the park. Coloring just a certain flower in "LOVE" was genius. I'm a tangle fan, so I loved all your cards. This is a great release!!! BTW, I won't be able to get the song out of my head the rest of the day, LOL!

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  47. I’m in love with your use of color in combination with the neutrals! I’m inspired!

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  48. I love these! Thank you!

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  49. Love the LOVE colors, truly is striking, The Black background on the 2nd card really sets of the heart. Beautifully inspiring!

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  50. So pretty. Love how your coloured heart just pops off that black background.

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  51. Beautiful cards! I love both of them!

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  52. Both cards are awesome, but the first one fascinated me with the contrast of texture, depth, simplicity. Really beautiful works!

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  53. The first is my favorite. Love the whimsical look. And the second, with its unexpected use of color is great.

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  54. Great cards and love the simplicity. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  55. OMG, so simple but utterly amazing. Both of these cards are so pretty. Must add these bits to my shopping list & try them. Thank you for inspiring me.

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  56. Pretty cards, especially the first!

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  57. Gorgeous. Your inspiration is beautiful!

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  58. Fabulous cards, great release. Love the bight colors with the dark backgrounds.

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  59. Love your zentangle work. I've always wanted to give it a try but haven't gotten around to it yet. Might have to push it forward onto my to-learn list.

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  60. A WONDERFUL JOB on your cards! LOVE how you only colored just the bottoms of these intricate images! It REALLY makes them POP!!! ;)

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  61. I love the hint of color in your first card!

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  62. These Ornate hearts and background are soooo pretty! I love how you used the background stamp with the colorful heart over the top.

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  63. Wow! I love the white embossed one. It is so elegant and beautiful. Just wow.

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  64. I Love all these cards!

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  65. Fantastic cards Lisa! The ornate heart is lovely with the colors you used and the card referencing the Beatles is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  66. Beautiful cards. Great designs. Thanks so much for sharing your art.šŸ§

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  67. Pretty cards. I really like the first card and how only the flowers were colored in pink.

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  68. My favorite set from the release! Love the pop of pink on your love card. The embossing and ink blending with the beautiful heart is perfect!

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  69. I love those letters in the grays and pinks. They are stunning. This background is lovely and understated to let the heart take center stage. It is so lovely in those soft colors.

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  70. Gorgeous cards! Using the silver ink on the background stamp in the second card was brilliant! I may have to get some of that ink for myself haha

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  71. Awesome set of cards, love how you used ornate background stamp and that silver ink; yummy with your oxides for the heart !

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  72. Pretty cards!! Loving the inspiration!

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  73. Beautiful cards Lisa, well done.

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  74. I just love your cards! The Ornate Love set is a definite “must have” for me. Great job

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  75. Very sophisticated cards--love the gray and hot pink!

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  76. Your first card is my favorite! Just love it

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  77. Wow! You amaze me with your talents. I love the background on the grey cardstock. So stunning. Thank you for this opportunity. Happy Valentines Day to You!

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  78. Very pretty, Lisa. I love that first card with the embossed background and the black heart which really makes your love die cut pop. Love the background stamping on your dark card also with the colorful heart in the center.

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  79. What a beautiful set of cards!

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  80. Your first card reminds me of those black/white photos that have just 1 small item color in. you know the beautiful old photos. Just beautiful.

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  81. Terrific cards! I especially loved the combo you used in your first card. So neat!

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  82. Very Pretty and unique- The colored intricate design reminds me of a Tattoo.. :-)
    Great Job Lisa- as always. Love & Blessings to you

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  83. Beautiful cards! I absolutely love the ornate background stamped in silver on black.

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  84. Love, love the colors! Beautiful job.

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  85. Ooo, I love the LOVE with pink highlights. What a great way to not make a really complicated background too cluttered. I'm going to have to remember that. Thanks for sharing!

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  86. I love the way you have used a pop of colour on your cards, it’s so striking. I will definitely be giving this a go. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  87. I loved the card with just the splash of bright pink,what an eye catching catd!

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  88. Gorgeous cards Lisa. I love your pink highlights.

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  89. Absolutely love both the cards; especially the first card with LOVE stole my heart. Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  90. These are both stunning. I really love the way you used color on both to highlight those details patterns.

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  91. Beautiful cards! I would have never thought of the techniques you used. You are so creative and that is why I love these blog hops.

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  92. Such beautiful cards! I love the embossed lines in the background - perfect to make the letters pop <3

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  93. These are just So gorgeous!!

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  94. Gosh, I love the Ornate Background stamp in shades of grey with a pop of pink. So pretty!

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  95. Love the use of the Ornate Background stamp. Stunning!

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  96. Stunning with the matching swirling black background. Inspired!

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  97. I enjoy the punch of color each card has! Thanks for sharing

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  98. Beautiful cards! Love the pink and grays on the first card!!

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  99. I love your clean and simple cards with the pops of color. So pretty!

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  100. Beautiful job with your cards.. very pretty,,, they are eye catchers :)

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  101. Stunning cards!! I love the pop of pink in the LOVE card!!

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  102. Such pretty cards! Love the way you highlighted this kit!

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  103. pretty! OR......classy for a guy! fun to see your designs!!

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  104. These are so LOVEly! I especially love the little pop of pink in the pretty LOVE letters!

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  105. Such gorgeous cards!
    Thanks for sharing...

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  106. Wow, these are stunning! I especially like the monotone Love card with the pops of pink in the letters. Very classy looking cards!

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  107. Love the Ornate Love stamps and dies! Awesome cards!

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  108. Fabulous cards! I love the dark backgrounds - makes the colour elements stand out nicely!

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  109. Awesome cards Lisa, I have the Ornate background stamp and for me is this new Ornate Love Set a must have when I see what great cards it made. It compliments eachother great.
    Thank you so much for sharing and have a great weekend.

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  110. Love the Ornate background stamp. And the Ornate Love set is a great addition to the series.

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  111. These are fantastic cards!! LOVE the colors & designs!!

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  112. Wow, gorgeous! Love your cards!

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  113. The heart is gorgeous.
    Love how there how tinges of
    pink in the letters.
    Fantastic cards. thanks
    for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  114. Great colors on your sweet heart cards.

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  115. Gasp!! You're cards are stunning. The black and white, with the pop of pink! Took my breath away.

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  116. Oh, man! I love how you used a pop of color in strategic places. Cool!

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  117. Awesome You Are Loved release! AWESOME creations! I especially love the first card with the partially colored design within the LOVE letters!

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  118. I always do love your CAS style!

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  119. I love the pop of pink with the all you need is love card!!! Really like how that card came out.

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  120. I love these cards. Huge Beatles fan so that is my fav.

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  121. Wow! I love that All You Need is Love card! The letters came out so beautiful! All your cards are great!

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  122. Love that first card. Thanks for sharing that you don't always need to color every part of that crazy background. That card was absolutely stunning. Thanks.

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  123. I really love the ornate background on the black cardstock with the silver! That is magnificent! Plus it showcases your sentiment and heart so well. A truly awesoe job! Your first card is great too with the beveled background white paper and cool greys and the pop of pink. Two great works!

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  124. I just really like your bold choice of using black on your cards. It works and they are just so different. Congratulations!

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  125. Both of your cards are beautiful! I love how you colored in the design on the letters of the first card. :)

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  126. Wow oh wow! Your combination of the ornate background and ornate heart stamp is genius. That silver on black background made my jaw drop! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  127. I just love all your backgrounds. They are amazing!! They really bring life to the cards, and i love the stacked sentiments.

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  128. Gorgeous cards. I love the Ornate Love set and you've showcased it beautifully.

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  129. Your cards are fabulous!! The perfect balance of black and color is achieved in each design, and you've made "plain old valentines" look VERY fresh and modern.

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  130. I adore the SSS Ornate stamps, they look so cool and can be done so many ways. Both of your cards are stunning! Thank you for sharing both and for the inspiration with these really cool stamps. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  131. These are lovely. This is a beautiful stamp set. I love what you've done with it.

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  132. I like the small pops of color on your cards. Beautiful job!

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  133. Wow! These cards are amazing! Just beautiful! I love these ornate stamp and die sets, and thanks to your creativity, I want it even more! : ) Thanks for inspiring us!

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  134. I adore these cards. I love the pop of pink with the black and white! And I love the silver background on the black card stock, just stunning.

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