Monday, April 4, 2016

April My Monthly Hero Blog Hop!


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Hello and Welcome to the April My Monthly Hero Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from my awesome teamie, Mariana's blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Hero Arts blog!

Today, the Hero Arts Creative Team + Special friends are featuring the gorgeous April My Monthly Hero!


Check it out:


contents:

A 4x6 clear stamp set.

A set of four Frame Cuts dies, designed to cut and stack the flower into a layered element. Stamp the rose four times to use with these dies.

A Paper Layering die, which allows you to pop-up a single stamped rose for a different dimensional look.

A dot sheet of DANIEL SMITH watercolors in a palette specifically selected for Hero Arts. Each dot of paint allows watercoloring of 2-3 images, to give you an introduction to these wonderful paints.

A waterbrush.

Heavy cardstock in cream and white, notecards and pearls.

There are a couple optional add-on items:

CL980 Happy Mother's Day 



DI190 Happy Mother's Day Frame Cuts


Today I'm featuring the optional add-on, Happy Mother's Day stamp set + some Daniel Smith watercolors:


I wanted to share the white embossed note card first.  I adore that large bloom and isn't the contrast awesome between the white embossing and the lilac colored notecard?  I did some quick masking and topped it off with one of the sentiments from the set.


Did you know that I'm embracing the color purple and well, enjoying it!  My friend Michele, reminded me how green + purple work together...green is my favorite color!  I was totally thinking of Michele when I whipped up this next card:


I colored everything with some Daniel Smith watercolors!  

I used:

Spring Green
Cad. Yellow Deep Hue
Carbozole Violet
Graphite Gray

Guess what?  Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader-selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop!

Next up is the Fabulous Kelly Rasmussen!  Here's the blog listing in case you get lost along the way:


The Hero Arts Blog 
Yana Smakula 
Lucy Abrams 
Mariana Grigsby 
Amy Tsuruta  💚
Kelly Rasmussen 
Clare Prezzia 
Wanda Guess 
Joan Bardee 
Sandy Allnock 
Lydia Fiedler 
Kathy Racoosin 
Libby Hickson

181 comments:

  1. Nice cards! I love that white embossing on the lilac card---very pretty!! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  2. Gorgeous cards Amy! Coloured or embossed just so beautiful!

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  3. I love this new kit! Pretty cards too

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  4. Great idea with the masking especially since the kit comes with the matching dies!

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  5. Thanks for showing the add-on set of stamps, I really like your purple and white embossed card.

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  6. Both the cards are gorgeous, though I am slightly partial to the purple one.

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  7. So beautiful, Miss Amy! Michele is right about the purples and greens going so well together. Love these large blossoms; they're so perfect for watercoloring, and I love that you white embossed the one. I know what sets are going on my (ever-growing) wish list! Hope all is well with you! Bev

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  8. So lovely! I especially like the one on the right.

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  9. So love the green and purple together! The white embossed note card is stunning. Wonderful images to watercolor with the sample Daniel Smith watercolors that come with the kit.

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  10. your cards are lovely Amy - i just ordered this wonderful kit!

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  11. Beautiful cards! I especially like the spring green flower!

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  12. Perfectly CAS and wonderful.

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  13. Perfectly CAS and wonderful.

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  14. So pretty! I'm loving that kit!

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  15. Green is my fav. too . Love how many ways this set can be used. thanks.

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  16. Amazing! I never would have thought of a green flower but it stands out perfectly in this lovely card. (Like the other one, too!)

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  17. Such lovely cards, from a talented artist, and a great kit!

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  18. Your cards are really beautiful Amy, great work!

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  19. Love that simple card with the white embossing.

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  20. Both of these are just divine Amy!

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  21. Lovely cards and a wonderful stamp/die set! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  22. Both fabulous cards! I especially love the lavender base with only the white embossed flower!!

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  23. so so beautiful the 2 model are stuning

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  24. Love both of your cards---very pretty!!!!!!!

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  25. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Lovely cards, thanks for sharing !

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  27. Oh, those masked blooms on lilac is just gorgeous, Amy! LOVE!!

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  28. Amazing cards, Amy. I love the purple one with the white flowers. TFS

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  29. Thanks for giving us 2 terrific cards for the hop. Both are beautiful.

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  30. Love the purple and green together. I also love the simplicity of the white embossed on the lilac card base. Just gorgeous.

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  31. Beautiful and I love the purple and green together. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  32. Delightful design Amy! They sure brighten up my day!

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  33. the green on purple looks stunning

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  34. Love your CAS cards. So pretty!

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  35. I especially loved your embossed flower. Beautiful!

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  36. Beautiful Card!!! This kit makes me believe that I too can watercolor!

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  37. Oooo! What gorgeous blooms! Great job, love!

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  38. Amazing cards, Amy!! I am not one for purple myself, but you have me looking twice at my purple inks and paper to see if I can do something!

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  39. Such a beauty, Amy! Love this pretty stamp set and your card is just gorgeous.

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  40. Hi Amy! I love the simplicity of both of these Gorgeous cards. I never think to just use white embossing powder like this. I have this OCD compelling to fill in spaces with color! Thank you for inspiring me to be more simple. Craftqueen417 at yahoo
    Http://www.paulettesprettypapercrafts.wordpress.com

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  41. I love the white embossed flower on the purple card stock. So pretty.

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  42. Lovely cards made! Thanks for sharing!

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  43. These are beautiful!!
    Loving the flowers and colors on both!

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  44. Your cards are so pretty!!! Love this card kit:)

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  45. Wow,I love your cards!
    AnnB

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  46. Both cards are just lovely. You really showcased the new stamp set!

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  47. Lovely cards, love the CAS look, yet so elegant!

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  48. I love the white embossing powder.

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  49. Very pretty white on Lilac. Sweet straight forward look.

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  50. What a great contrast in styles-- bold green and soft white embossing. There's something for everyone.

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  51. So pretty, I like the white embossed flowers.

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  52. Both of your cards are beautiful! What a fun set!

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  53. Oh WOW!! These are STUNNING!! I love what you did with the watercolor. I cannot buy another thing and you are KILLING me!!

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  54. These cards are simply gorgeous. Thank you for the inspiration:)

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  55. I love the 2 cards but the embossed flowers it's so beautiful!!

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  56. These are both terrific - great job showcasing the kit!

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  57. Lovely cards, I especially like the white embossing on the lavender.

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  58. Lovely cards, I especially like the white embossing on the lavender.

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  59. Great showcasing of the kit, lovely cards!!!

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  60. Both cards are lovely and I do love your color choices. The white embossing on the lavender is beautiful.

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  61. Both cards are beautiful but I especially like the white embossed one!

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  62. Pretty cards - love the colors you used!

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  63. Lovely cards. I especially love the white embossed flower card!

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  64. Lovely cards. I especially love the white embossed flower card!

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  65. Pretty cards, Amy. I love purple & green together (& purple is MY fave color).

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  66. Beautiful cards! Love the green flower. Fantastic kit ♥

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  67. Oh these are both so pretty! I love the lilac one! So soft, but so pretty!

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  68. Both your cards are beautiful but I love the purple and white one, it is so striking!

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  69. You make simple look so beautiful. Wow!

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  70. Lovely cards. I like getting 2 samples😉

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  71. Such beautiful cards Amy!!!
    Sorry I have been MIA...off to play catch-up!!

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  72. Lovely cards and a great kit! :)

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  73. Great cards. I'm really partial to the soft lilac with the white embossing. It seems so simple yet there is a quiet sophistication about it. Thanks for sharing.

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  74. Wow, Amy, both cards are gorveous! I love the white on purple, as well as, the purple and green.

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  75. The white embossed card is amazed. I am thrilled at how much detail comes out in the flowers with just the embossing--of course you positioned them perfectly.

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  76. GORGEOUS! LOVING the flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  77. Love both cards but the green one is my favorite.

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  78. Love your CAS cards! Beautiful! TFS

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  79. These are great. The white flowers on the purple card is fabulous!

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  80. Thanks for sharing some ideas for the add on stamps.

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  81. Love the white embossing on purple card, such beautiful cards and thanks for showing the Mothers a day add on set in use too!

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  82. Love white embossed images on a colored background also! That flower stamp can really stand by itself.

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  83. Love that add on set! Beautiful card.

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  84. Beautiful! I especially love the white embossing.

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  85. Beautiful cards! Love this kit & also the green & lilac together!

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  86. Beautiful cards! Love this kit & also the green & lilac together!

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  87. Great card designs and the purple and green is fabulous together.

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  88. Pretty cards. Love that you went with a green flower

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  89. Beautiful! I will have to try the color combo green & purple - thanks for the inspiration!

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  90. What lovely cards, Amy and such wonderful stamps and dies! If only we could have them all! Hope you had a good Monday!

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  91. You're right, the white embossing on the lilac cardstock is beautiful!

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  92. Wow, it's amazing that is the same stamp! I absolutely love the white embossing on the lilac card!

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  93. Such a beautiful card. Looking forward to creating with the kit.

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  94. Oh Amy!! Both of the cards are very pretty! The fiorst one is my fave! :)
    Suchi xx

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  95. love the flowers and cool embossing!!!

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  96. Your cards are lovely, I really like the white embossing.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  97. Gorgeous card Amy, love the cute sentiment!

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  98. So pretty! I'm especially loving that soft lavender card with the masking and embossing, beautiful!

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  99. Purple Power, Amy. I loved the white embossing on purple.

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  100. Love your colors and designs. Simple yet elegant, especially the first card.

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  101. Two fabulous cards showing that less can be more- very posh!

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  102. The purple and green and really pretty together! Beautiful card!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  103. Both cards are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  104. Both cards are just absolutely lovely!!

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  105. I love the simplicity of the white flowers on a colored background. Very beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  106. What a lot of work you must have put into making such beautiful cards

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  107. I love both of these, but especially the white embossing...stunning!

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  108. Both cards are wonderful but I love
    that first card with the white embossing.
    Simple but so pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

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  109. Amy, I appreciate your lovely cards, especially the white embossing on the lilac and the sentiment makes it pop.

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  110. Great cards - cute and simple.

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  111. Both cards are very pretty but I love the white embossed flower on purple.

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  112. Your cards are so
    pretty and I love
    purple, so these
    are gorgeous!
    Carla from Utah

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  113. Love these simple but impactful cards!

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  114. What lovely cards. I like your creative use of color. Thanks for hosting a fun giveaway.

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  115. The cards are just lovely. Thanks for taking part in the blog hop. The kit this month is awesome looking.

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  116. Beautiful kit! Love your pretty cards!

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  117. Fabulous cards! Really love the purple/lilac one.

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  118. Both are beautiful cards. Wonderful kit!

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  119. Gorgeous cards! Love the purple!

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  120. Indeed they do! (Green/purple go together!) I love the understated elegance of the embossed white on the soft purple card. Lovely. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  121. Holy cow! I LOVE your cards! So simple yet elegant!!! Love it!

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  122. Like them both. Simple , beautiful. Thanks.

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  123. Wonderful cards and such an amazing kit. Sigh.

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  124. The cards are amazing!! Love love the white embossing card the most. Just beautiful 😄

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  125. Those cards are so lovely! With a name like "Rose", I love flowers! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

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  126. Simply stunning! Love the white embossed card!

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  127. I really like the simplicity of the white embossed card. Something I wouldn't have thought about.

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  128. I really like the you are amazing card. Such a different way to use the flower stamp bunched together and simple embossing. Beautiful!

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  129. Very pretty! I am glad I ordered my kit this morning... They will sell out quickly!

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  130. I love how you paired up green and purple with your first card design! It's so fresh looking!

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  131. I love your color choices! Green and purples is my favorite color combination!

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  132. Stunning effect with the flower!

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  133. Like the floral stamping of your creation. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  134. Love the white embossing on colored card stock. Love how your cards looks so different with the same stamp set!

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  135. I'm so happy you shared a card using the add on kit! Great Cards!

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  136. Omgosh, Amy! Your cards are stunning!

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  137. Beautiful set of cards!! again seeing my favorite color. Pleasure to eyes. Thank you so much for inspiring us. Have a great day. :)

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  138. So, so pretty! Love the white embossing on the lilac!

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  139. Yep, you should embrace purple more often. That white embossed beauty is just stunning, Amy!

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  140. I love the beautiful simplicity of the white on lilac. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards.

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  141. Wonderful cards especially the white embossing.

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  142. Oh the green is very different! Great idea!

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  143. Thanks for sharing this flower from he add on stamp set! This are such great clean and simple cards and I really like that mint/lilac combination!

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  144. WOW!!!!! Amazingly beautiful creation!

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  145. These are just beautiful cards Amy!!!

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  146. This is just the best kit. I love the watercolor pages.

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  147. Wow! Great release!!!! I love this new kit! And your cards are absolutely gorgeus!!!!

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  148. I especially love your purple card, what a great idea!

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  149. Neat cards, I like your colors

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  150. The stamped card is so nice and clean!

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  151. Lovely cards. Just got my kit. Can't wait to dive in.

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  152. Those watercolors look so fun to use!

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  153. What a lovely kit as well as some lovely ideas. Thank you, Dianne

    dckozil at att.net

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  154. The cards are lovely. I especially enjoyed the first card. I pinned. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765612677193/

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  155. SQUEAL!! LOVING LOVING LOVING the New Kit!! Such BEAUTIFUL Designs!! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the Creations!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  156. These are lovely! I especially love the simple elegance of the white embossing!

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Cheers,
~amy~