Monday, February 8, 2016

Hero Arts 2016 Catalog Blog Hop!




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Thank you so much for joining us for the Hero Arts 2016 Catalog Blog Hop!  All the goodies are available in the Hero Arts shop NOW.

Hero Arts is giving away four $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop!  Comment by 11:59 pm pacific on Sunday, February 14th and they'll announce the winner on the Hero Arts blog the following week!  Hop along and comment for more chances to win!

You should have arrived here from the FABulous Julie Ebersole's blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Hero Arts blog!

Hero Arts   
Lia Griffith 
Kelly Purkey 
Jennifer McGuire
Yana Smakula 
Lucy Abrams 
Kristina Werner 
Kathy Racoosin 
Mariana Grigsby 
Debby Hughes 
Nichol Magouirk 
Joan Bardee 
Lydia Fiedler 
Sandy Allnock 
Julie Ebersole 
Amy Tsuruta ♡
Kelly Rasmussen 
Suzanne Dahlberg 
Wanda Guess 
Clare Prezzia 
Tami Hartley 
Libby Hickson

Here's my card that I made especially for today's fun hop:


I happily combined Origami Animals and Dare to Dream!  My inks...Hero Arts Intense Black + Ombre Neon Chartreuse to Blue!  Can you see the dots on the Origami plane + boat?  That's with the Ombre on the Dot Moire Bold Prints.

The swishes of watercolor are from my Kuretake Gansai Tambi set.  

I've been having fun designing coordinating envelopes!


I love how the watercoloring and the Ombre ink match!

This card is made especially for my college girl...she's getting a bunch of happy mail this week.  She's scheduled to graduate from the University of Washington after Summer Quarter...that's one year earlier, she managed to accomplish it in 3 years...a degree in Microbiology.  My Girl♡...I'm so proud of her!!!

Now hippety hop over to the A-mazing Kelly Rasmussen's blog!



209 comments:

  1. Amy, cute card! I love your color combo. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  2. Love the simple design with fun colors!

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    1. Congratulations to your girl too! What a fantastic accomplishment!

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  3. Thank you for showing your craft. I really enjoy the stamping and ombre techniques it is definitely the new it. Thanks to you, I have started crafting with my family who are not crafters but they are eager to participate and learn. It is evident that you truly enjoy your love for everything paper, once again thank you for sharing.

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  4. I just love the simple design and the color combo you used!!! Such a cute, fun card!! Thanks so much for sharing!! And congrats to your daughter too!!!

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  5. My youngest son would really love the origami stamps!
    Beautiful cards!

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  6. Simple but beautiful, love the matching envelope!

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  7. This is so cute! Love the colours!

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  8. Lovely cards, Amy. Such beautiful colours. So nice that the ombre stamp pad matched the colours from the watercolours.

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  9. Love your sweet card, so clean and simple.

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  10. simple and kind of whimsical too!

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  11. sometimes, understated really works. it does here. thanks.

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  12. so cute.. i love how you added the watercolor

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  13. simple and adorable - love the matching envelope

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  14. Cute card, with a great message for your up and coming girl. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Wow, Amy!! This is one fantastic card!! I love the layout of your card and the sweet watercoloring you did. And more importantly, big congrats to your girl for her awesome accomplishments! Getting a degree in Microbiology in three years - wow!!!

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  16. Love your cards and the colors you chose....you also took it over the top by creating matching envelops....my kind of girl! TFS Amy

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  17. Really cute card and perfect for Happy Mail! 3 years!? Color me very impressed :)

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  18. Sweet and simple and oh so cute.
    Thanks Hero Arts for the chance to win.

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  19. What darling clean designs. Love their simplicity. Lovely colour choice.

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  20. Oh my!! This card and envelope are DARLING!!! Such a cute design!!

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  21. Love this! Just darling with the coordinating envelope! And BIG congrats to your girl for graduating in 3 years!

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  22. Very pretty card! Love the colours you've used. Congrats to your girl too - well done!

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  23. Love how you made card and envelope to match.

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  24. I just love the simple cards. I think that is why I love Impress so much. Colors are awesome also. Thank you

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  25. Super cute!!!
    Congratulations to your daughter. ♥

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  26. I like the coordinating envelope. Very cute. I usually don't do that, but I have to admit it looks nice when one does.

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  27. Clean and simple - terrific! Tammie

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  28. What a great message for a college student. The CAS card is so cute!

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  29. I love the stamp and the colors you used. Thanks of the inspiration.

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  30. THAT IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL OMBRE INK COLOR. YOUR CARD IS SO SIMPLE AND YET SO STUNNING!

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  31. Cute.. Love that color. ♥♥♥

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  32. Love the colors of your cards - so pretty.

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  33. Lovely CAS card. I've been eyeing the Origami Animals stamps & dies. Might have to invest after seeing your lovely card!

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  34. Fun card and matching envelope! Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Sweet card with coordinating envelope! I love the simplicity of this!

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  36. Love the card and the envelope! Super cute stuff!

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  37. Great CAS card! I really love the fun images! I always forget to add stamped images to my envelopes, I love the look, but always forget to do it!

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  38. What a cute stamp, Amy and I do love the envelopes! Happy Tuesday!

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  39. What a nice, simple card and envelope which show off so many subtle elements!

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  40. A fun card suitable for most anyone..... I like the colors, ombré, dotted lines, & stamp on the envelope. Your daughter sounds blessed, and I know is a huge blessing to you!

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  41. I like these simple and fun cards. I have always been amazed by origami and I'm glad they made a stamp set that captures it.

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  42. LOVE this card! Beautiful color and great design!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  43. I love the colors on your card and envelope!!

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  44. Hi Amy!
    What a beautiful clean and simple style card! Love the beautiful colors!
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  45. These are my favorite colors to use for cards. I love that watercolor wash behind the sentiment. Great card, Amy!

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  46. Love this!! But then again, I love everything you create!

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  47. Love these stamps they have an air of nostalgia and childhood memories, do children make paper planes and boats any more as I remember hours of fun. thanks for sharing.

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  48. Busy little beaver today! Love the airy feel of this card

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  49. Love your always so clean design, Amy :)

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  50. Love your CAS card ! And what a great idea to decorate the envelope too :)

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  51. cute cards, love decorating the envelope too. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Such a clever idea. Nice envelope.

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  53. Ahh Amy, this is SWEET! A great job! ♥ it!

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  54. Just beautiful! Loving t
    All of the new Hero Arts line. They knocked it out of the park!

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  55. Love the simplicity of this lovely card and coordinating envelope. Very pretty:)

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  56. Just terrific. I especially like the colour you chose. Cheers.

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  57. Gorgeous colors! That shade of blue is one of my favorite colors and it looks great with green. The design of this card is so simple and clean I just love it.

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  58. Your card is so fun, love the matching envelop!

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  59. What a darling card and wonderful sentiment!

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  60. Omgosh, your card is gorgeous, Amy! And I LOVE that you created a matching envelope! The colors are amazing! Love how you combined the ombre ink with the watercolors! Wow!
    And what great news about your DD! Congrats!

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  61. Love the clean and simple card and matching sentiment. And the color is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  62. Sweet and simple and my fav colors!!

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  63. Clever idea.
    fairly plain and simple but so pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

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  64. Super cute card, love the color.

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  65. I love the ombre inks. Love, Love.

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  66. origami + watercolor = ♥PERFECTION♥!!!

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  67. Love these ink pads--great colors.

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  68. Great card! Love the spot of colour underneath the sentiment! :D

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  69. Terrific clean and simple card. Tammie

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  70. Clean and simple .... just how I like them.

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  71. Great job, love that little pop of water color. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  72. Great clean and simple card! Thanks for sharing :)

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  73. Love your vibe...clean, simple and perfect.

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  74. Very fun and whimsical cards! They are very pretty!

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  75. Fun card! I love the cheerful colours!

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  76. This is very pretty! Love the little bit of watercolor under the sentiment.

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  77. Fun card and envelope! Love the colors!

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  78. Wow very clear design indeed!!! Thanks for sharing and congrats to you and your girl both!!

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  79. Simple clean design, but it just pops with the use of the watercolor.

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  80. Sweet and simple! Love the card and use of space!

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  81. I love love how you watercolored the sentiment - I really want to try that now!!

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  82. Very cute card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  83. Darling card. Thank you for sharing.

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  84. Gorgeous card and envelope, LOVE the ombré neon color combo!

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  85. Oh what a cute card. Could be used for any gender and really any age!

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  86. So fun! Who doesn't love paper airplanes! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  87. cute and fun cards!! Thanks for the hop!!

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  88. Very cute design. Love that you decorated the envelope, too.

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  89. woot woot for your awesome girl ... love those fun little paper folded stamps

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  90. Love your designs...sweet and simple!

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  91. Love it! Those paper airplane are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  92. Your daughter will love this card! And wow! Graduating with a degree in microbiology in 3 years?! Pretty amazing accomplishment!

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  93. Oh, so cute! Love the decorated envie too!
    Bet your girl will love her happy mail.

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  94. I love the color combination as well as the way you highlighted the sentiment with color!

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  95. I love the paper airplane stamp and the watercolor over the sentiment!

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  96. Love this one! The clean, airy look is awesome & the stamping on the envelope is a nice touch.

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  97. Oh my gosh, this is the cutest card ever! Is the paper airplane a stamp & the other one too? They look like they were cut out. This Christmas and in 2014 we got some cards from a company that wanted a donation. They had matching envelopes and I loved how they did that. I should do that for some of my cards like you did. It would be just my luck that the post office would put it through the machine and stamp over it and mess it up. You did a really nice job on your card & envelope.
    Congrats on your daughter and how well she did in school. You must be so proud but then I know you are.

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  98. I love how cute and simple this card looks!

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  99. Watercolor spotlights are so COOL! Love your cards!

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  100. Love your paper plane and boat cards - too cute!

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  101. Great card--and congrats! You should be proud...

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  102. Such a sweet card and envelope!:-)

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  103. Adorable, love these as a valentines idea

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  104. I love paper airplanes! This is a great card!

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  105. Adorable card...love how you watercoloured the sentiment area instead of the image area. Its a good twist to what we usually see.

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  106. I am going to have to get some of that ombre ink!!!

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  107. Pretty card! I love the vibrant colors, stitching and sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

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  108. Adorable card, I love the colours you used and the ombre ink is so cool!

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  109. Great card for giving some encouragement!

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  110. So cute! Maaaaan, need to get to my craft room now!!!

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  111. All my favorites...watercolor, blue and origami.

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  112. Love the CAS style of this card and how the stamped images provide direction and movement in such a simple, yet stunning design. Hugs.

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  113. I love your delicate, yet Bold statement card! ♥

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  114. Amy what a sweet and simple card! Congrats to your early graduate!

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  115. Clean and simple card with a great sentiment.

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  116. Cute designs. I like the colors.

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  117. You prove that less is more!
    Congrats to your daughter. Impressive in this era where so many think 5 years is the norm.

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  118. Great card. I've already ordered this die set to use the origami crane! Now I just have to order the die set!

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  119. Th false simplicity of your cards is so appealing.

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  120. Like the CAS w/ style of this. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  121. Such a cute card. Love the stamp sets and the little swipe of ombre colors. And you've inspired me even more to start decorating my envelopes as well. Thanks!

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  122. Great card and coordinating envelope. I love decorating envelopes to match, too. Congratulations on your daughter's accomplishment! That is quite and achievement!

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  123. What a great card, I really like the color choice and the design is so simple yet enough.

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  124. Love the paper airplane! Thanks for sharing these cute cards.

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  125. What a lovely CAS and fun card and envelope Amy!

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  126. Awesome cards and new release! Lovin' it! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    ~God bless~

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  127. Great card. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  128. Very cute card and envelope. Thanks.

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  129. congrats on your daughter's upcoming graduation--what a big milestone! And your cards look just perfect--she'll just love putting those up in her room at college!

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  130. Your design is beautiful, Amy! I love your style so much!
    Huge congratulations to your daughter! Three years, Microbiology ... that's amazing!

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  131. Lovely card and nice simple design. Congrats to your daughter- she has worked hard.

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  132. Love these simple cards they are so cute and love them both!

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  133. I really like the water coloring on the front of your card!

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  134. Cute card!! Love the touch of watercolor!

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  135. Talk about a card that takes you back to childhood. Thank you.

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  136. I know a couple of origami folders who will love these cards...

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  137. Oh my goodness! Love the matching envelope!

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  138. SUPER CUTE card and envelope Amy!!!
    LOVE your colour combo and sweet design, SO CHEERY and UPLIFTING :)
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

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  139. Cute stamp sets. Great sentiment for the grad.

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  140. Adorable card! Your daughter will definitely smile and be blessed when she opens it and all her other happy mail this week! I can see why you're proud of her!

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  141. WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! SUPER AWESOME!! SO INSPIRED and LOVING the New Products!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  142. Your cards are clean and simple and really cute.

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  143. Just love the swatch of watercolor over your sentiment, Amy! Looks amazing with your origami airplane!!

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Cheers,
~amy~