Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Essentials by Ellen Late Summer 2016 Blog Hop!




Hello, and welcome to the Late Summer 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!  You should have arrived here from the awesome Julia Stainton's blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is The CLASSroom



And, yay!!! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose ANY  Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, August 23rd!

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in The CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, August 23rd

ALL winners will be announced at The CLASSroom on Friday, August 26thPlease check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

If you get lost along the hop, please visit The CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

I have 2 cards to share with you today, first up is Sock Monkey Surprise by Kimberly.  I can't begin to tell you how excited I am about this particular stamp set with coordinating dies.  My good friend Kimberly Wiener from Wienerhoneymooners designed this set, Sock Monkey Surprise!



I had so much fun making this card!  The girl sock monkey is dragging the boy sock monkey to the craft store...haha.  He's still hanging onto his cup of coffee!  This stamp set is chock full of accessories...I managed to add the bow, the mug and the balloon.  Gotta love the coordinating dies for the Sock Monkey Surprise set.  The clouds are from the new Silver Linings die set, more on that one in a smidge!  All the patterned paper is from My Favorite Things - Fun & Frolic.

Yay for Kimberly!  I couldn't be more thrilled for her!

Next up I'm featuring the Silver Linings by Julie!


This die set is amazing...so many possibilities!  I used the clouds with Ranger Watercolor paper and Ken Oliver Color  Burst in UltraMarine Blue.  Love that sunburst...so fun!  I also used the fun Stay Salty stamps + dies...the sentiment, the sailboat and do you see the clear embossed waves under the sailboat?


The complete release can be found HERE.

That's it for me...I can't wait to hop and see how everyone was inspired with this release!  Now hippety hop over to my bloggie buddie, Alice Wertz!

Remember, if you get lost along the hop, please visit The CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.


283 comments:

  1. Your cards are just beautiful. Those monkeys are adorable. I love the ship happens card as well.

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  2. Love your second card...it made me smile today!

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  3. Love the card with the dangling monkeys--so fun. Love what you did with the 2nd card and the coloring of the clouds. Thanks for sharing your inspiration using the new release.

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  4. Such amazing cards! Always inspiring work! Thanks, Amy!

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  5. Oh, these are so fun and sweet, Amy! Love!

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  6. These are so cute, laughing out loud at the girl sock monkey story. Funny pairing it up with a cup of java!

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  7. Your cards are so much fun. Love them!

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  8. sock monkey card is adorable and love the ships ahoy nautical card also

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  9. Those sock monkeys are so cute! And I love your ship card...the watercolored clouds are amazing!

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  10. Ship happens - I love it! That is one of my favorite sets in this release.

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  11. Awesome cards and awesome stamp sets! Congrats to Kimberly!

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  12. Cute cards! The Ship one would be great for guy cards

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  13. Love that everyone uses the stamps and dies so differently!! Cards are soo cute.

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  14. great cards that sock monkey just cracks me up!! Fantastic release

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  15. Your sock monkey card is sooo cute. Love your style. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. The "ship happens" sentiment made me laugh!

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  17. Now these are unique. The first one to use two monkey great out of the box thinking. The little ship with the multicolor blue clouds is great too. Lots of textures making the cards anything but flat or the same old boring. Great work.

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  18. Amy, your monkey card slays me, SO DARN CUTE!!! Love the 2nd card too!

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  19. CUTE CARDS! The sock monkey cracks me up.

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  20. Love both cards - I especially love the use of the patterned paper on the sock monkey card! That is just adorable!

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  21. As always I love your cards! I am so excited about the additions for the bear. This is a very versatile release and I can already imagine many ways to use these new stamps and dies. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. Fabulous cards. I especially love your sock monkey card--so cute!

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  23. Cute cards! Not a monkey fan, but this set is really cute. Thanks!

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  24. Sock monkey is just adorable!
    I love the color of the clouds on the stay salty card.
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  25. Great cards! Your sock monkey card is adorable, and I love your take on her dragging him to the craft store! Your blue clouds on the ship card are really pretty too.

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  26. That monkey is so stinkin' cute!!!

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  27. Super adorable sock monkey card, and the Salty Sea card is beautiful, love the watercolor clouds!

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  28. Love these clouds. These cards is so cute and pretty.

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  29. Your cards are amazing Amy! I can understand why you are excited for your friend. The monkey set is so stinkin' cute :)

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  30. Wonderful creativity! I really enjoyed all that you created for the hop! Thanks for inspiring us!

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  31. Sock Monkey card is just too cute. This is a totally awesome release.

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  32. Your watercolor clouds are beautiful, thanks for some great ideas!

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  33. Awesome cards, Amy. Just love the sock monkey - adorbs! As is your card.
    And I love the sailboat card's design. Lovely.

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  34. Those sock monkeys are impossible to resist and your little sailing scene makes me want to get on the ocean.

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  35. Adorable sock monkey card and I love your sailboat card!

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  36. What is better than a sock monkey? Two sock monkeys! Love that guy.

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  37. Such fun products from Julie! And your projects are so lighthearted and cheerful!

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  38. Cute and fun cards. (Two sock monkey make it twice the fun.)

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  39. Really love your cards. Thank you for sharing

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  40. In love with the sock monkeys!! Such amazing talent!

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  41. OH man I just love your cards. I am off of work right now because of knee surgery so right now I am temporarily living the dream job. Crafting all day!

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  42. Your cards are So Cool! Love the happy (shopping) sock monkeys, and your sailboat scene has just the right message!

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  43. Wonderful cards, Amy! Such fun and playful cards! I am so in love with this new Ellen Hutson release!

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  44. Such FUN!! those two sock monkeys are a HOOT!!

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  45. How sweet our those monkeys! & I ADORE the colors and the look of the clouds on your second creation! Gorgeous Amy!!

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  46. I had to laugh at the stamp store story! So cute and the card is adorable. The ship happens is cute and made me laugh again.

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  47. Great job on the cards, Amy! The sock monkeys are so adorable! Taking the boy monkey to the craft store...lol. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

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  48. What's cuter than a sock monkey? Why two sock monkeys going to the craft store, of course!

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  49. Fantastic cards. Love the little sock monkeys. Thank you for sharing your ideas and being part of this awesome new release giveaway.

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  50. Great cards! The monkey card is fun!

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  51. Very Fun cards! loved the different looks you got! thanks for the inspiration.

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  52. Awesome cards! Love your cute sock monkeys & Salty Sales is one of my favorite new sets. Perfect for any masculine cards!!

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  53. Awesome cards! Love your cute sock monkeys & Salty Sales is one of my favorite new sets. Perfect for any masculine cards!!

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  54. Can't wait to get my hands on the Silver Linings die set (Sadly out of stock already)! Thanks for the examples.

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  55. such cute cards.....love the sock monkey set!!!

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  56. Love your cards! Ship happens is my favorite.

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  57. Great cards. I love the way you used the patterned papers.

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  58. Fabulous cards, Amy! What a wonderful release!

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  59. Wonderful cards! Love your nautical scene! Silver Linings is such an amazing die set.

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  60. Oh my goodness Amy your cards are awesome. So very cute!
    After seeing all of the stand alone dies and the new stamps in this release I realize how few of the basics I actually have. This sock monkey is adorable, I don't have a boat, umbrella, no large flowers, etc, etc... This is the release of ALL releases! LOL

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  61. Sock monkey has a friend.
    Darling card.
    the vivid blues of the clouds is beautiful.
    both cards are wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  62. Fun cards. Sock Monkeys - my grandsons love them! Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Adorable sock monkey card. Thanks for sharing both cards with us.

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  64. Great cards thank you for sharing. 😎

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  65. Awesome cards. The sock monkeys are adorable.

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  66. Awesome cards. The sock monkeys are adorable.

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  67. Fun cards. Nice use of patterned paper.

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  68. Love how you gave the sock monkey a pal Amy. Great cards!

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  69. Great cards and a fabulous new release = I love those stitching line dies.

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  70. wonderful cards, Amy - darling sock monkey!

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  71. Great cards! Those sock monkeys are just too much! So funny!

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  72. I love your cards,having one sock monkey hanging on to another is a cute idea!

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  73. The ship happens sentiment just made me laugh. The sock money card is very very cute the way you have them holding hands.

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  74. So cute! I in love with this release and adore the cards you made!

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  75. Your cards are great! The way you did the sock monkey card reminded me of that game we used to play as kids "a barrel full of monkeys" I think I just aged myself. :)

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  76. Loved your cards especially the sock monkey couple...

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  77. Dare I say it...brilliant use of these new products. And the amazing cards...oooh...be still my heart.

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  78. Dare I say it...brilliant use of these new products. And the amazing cards...oooh...be still my heart.

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  79. I just love both of your cards.

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  80. Love your cards! Well designed, well executed!

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  81. Fantastic cards, Amy!!! I chuckled when I saw that one sock monkey was still hanging on to his cup of coffee for dear life. That accessory is so you! :)

    The clouds on your "ship happens" card are beautiful! Those Ken Oliver bursts sure do pack a punch and make an impact! The clear embossed waves are brilliant!

    Congrats on being part of the release team!!

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  82. Adorable sock monkey card, Amy =)

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  83. What what a great release. All of the cards are just so cute! Your cards are no exception! Loving this release! :)

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  84. What a great release! I love your cards and how you mingled the products.

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  85. Adorable cards! I love this new release.

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  86. So cute. I really like your clouds in the second card.

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  87. Love that you made a girl and boy monkey and great mix of patterns! So fun!

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  88. Amazing job my friend! The colored lips on the first monkey crack me up and I love your nautical card! You are awesome!

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  89. First, who knew that there were boy and girl sock monkeys!? And dragging him to the scrap store! Hilarious!! The added coffee mug is the bomb! Two gorgeous cards but the monkeys are my fav!

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  90. I love the funny sock monkeys and of course she's having to drag him to the store. I hope he doesn't spill his coffee! The second card says it all. I love those stamp sets.

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  91. Such a funny sentiment and I love the sock monkeys on the other card n

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  92. Great cards! Can't wait to get my order!

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  93. Wonderful use of those cloud dies.

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  94. Two fun monkeys and beautiful blue clouds. Oh what fun.

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  95. Two fun monkeys and beautiful blue clouds. Oh what fun.

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  96. Absolutely delightful cards! I love both of them, but the Sock Monkey is a "must have" for me...sometime.

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  97. Love your cards (especially the 'nautical' sentiments ☺) Those sock monkeys are adorable!

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  98. Oh I knew you'd do something special for Kimberly - aren't we so proud of her? LOve your cards, amy - I may have to go back for a double dip!! xx
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  99. Cute cards! This release is just awesome!

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  100. Awesome cards! Love this new release and so happy to see Kimberly designing!

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  101. Ha ha ha... love that girl sock monkey dragging the boy monkey to the craft store! Sweet cards!

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  102. Love the cards and use of the sock monkeys flying away to the craft store!! Great use of the salty sea set also! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!!

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  103. So much cuteness with those monkeys.

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  104. Hi Amy ~ Love that the male monkey is being dragged off to the craft store by his woman!! LOL (I have to admit, I prefer my hubby stay away while I'm browsing the crafty goodness isles. *wink*)This is really such a fun card; how could it not be with that beautiful red lipstick!! I adore your second card too! I've already ordered the Stay Salty stamps and can't wait to get them (Silver Linings is on back order. *tears*)How could someone NOT love that sentiment. "Ship Happens" in my life all the time!! The Color Burst cloud dies are perfect in front of that sunburst. Very nicely done, Amy!! Thanks so much for sharing your crafty goodness. ~HUGS~

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  105. Loving these cards, Amy! So much fun! The first one is so adorable and the second one is wonderful!

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  106. SOCK MONKEYS RULE! :) I love love love the way you had one hanging on to the monkey friend in the sky- TOO adorable

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  107. Very nice cards. Thanks for sharing them with us, great job.

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  108. These are adorable, loving the monkey!

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  109. These are adorable, loving the monkey!

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  110. Oh, your sock monkey card is too cute, and I'm totally smitten with your nautical card and those yummy clouds!

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  111. The sock monkey card is simply adorable and it brought out a smile for me. Great job.

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  112. Cute cards :) The monkeys are great :)

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  113. SUPER sweet cards! Love your coloring of the monkeys and the boat! <3

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  114. Oh, Amy, I love your girl monkey dragging the boy monkey to the craft store story! All of your cards are GREAT! Such a fun Essentials by Ellen release!

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  115. Your cards are so darling! The sock monkeys are top on my wish list!!

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  116. Ohhhhhhhhhhh these are just fabulous! I am LOVING those monkeys and those clouds!! I want that pineapple set sooooooooooooo bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  117. Monkey see ... monkey do ... and I'm a sucker for punny sentiments.

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  118. I really like the silver linings. I think so much can be done with these. The sock monkeys are funny though.

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  119. Love both of these stamp sets! Don't know how my wallet is going to hold out though! Adorable cards!

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  120. I love the ship happens card! Love how you do the clouds! I didn't buy the sock monkey set Coz out of Budget. But I can't wait for my ship happens one to arrive! Yay

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  121. Very cute sock monkeys, and I love your sailboats

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  122. YAY for Kimberly! You made some super fun cards with the new release - I do have to say the red lipstick totally made me smile :)

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  123. I like the use of all the pattern paper on your sock monkey card. Very cute!

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  124. Great cards. Love the sock monkeys. So adorable how one is dragging the other one along.

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  125. Beautiful and fun cards Amy! :) Eva

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  126. Great cards! Thanks so much for sharing on the blog hop.

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  127. Great cards. Love your little story behind the monkeys. Gave me a giggle. TY for sharing

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  128. Very cute cards. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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  129. Cute cards. Love the sock monkey! thanks.

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  130. Great cards, but sock monkey is my favourite!

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  131. Great cards, but sock monkey is my favourite!

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  132. Love your cards, love the sock monkeys holding hands.

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  133. So much fun! Love your card designs! Cute monkeys! Sweet sailing! Like your take on the ship sentiment.

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  134. Super cute sock monkey card Amy. Love the accessories! That ship is so sweet with the scene.

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  135. Thanks for the chuckle with the girl sock monkey dragging the boy to the craft store (with coffee, of course!)!! Too stinkin' cute!!
    Love the way you did the clouds on both!

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  136. Your cards are wonderful!!! Love them and this new release:)

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  137. Oh, sock monkeys are a favorite, and I'm loving this new release.

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  138. OMGsoh I love how you used these sock monkeys, so super cute and the boat scene is fabulous

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  139. Amy, your cards are precious. I especially love the one with the boat.

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  140. Bwahahaha! Yes the female monkey is dragging the male off to new adventures! That's too true! Love your coloring! Love the clouds on the boat card too! Well done! Thank you for sharing and for a chance to win!

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  141. What a great idea- to make a girl and boy sock monkey! So cute! And I'm ready to sail away in your lovely boat scene!

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  142. These look like there so fun to create with.YOU'VE done a Beautiful job.

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  143. Okay, so the show-stopper is the Sock Monkey card. Not only is she fierce, dragging him along, but she believes in looking good while doing it... that bold lipstick! I do not have a single monkey stamp, but this set is a must have for me. The Stay Salty set is also one I will pick up... love the sentiments and that the feel can be calm or stormy, feminine or masculine. Thank you for sharing your great creations and for the opportunity to win a stamp set from this versatile release.

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  144. Your cards are so cute. What an amazing release. Thanks for sharing.

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  145. Those sock monkey are so cute and your clouds are amazing.

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  146. Beautiful cards! So happy for Kimberly, girl did good! Many thanks for the blog hop and wonderful inspirations Karen

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  147. The boy sock monkey should be holding his wallet! hahaha! So much fun! The sailboat is beautiful. There's just something about nautical scenes that are relaxing to me. Thank you for sharing!

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  148. loving the salty card set with the sunshine die, adore your clouds & that saying just makes me want to GRIN

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  149. Fabulous cards! Love love love the monkey card!

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  150. What is better than a sock monkey? Two Sock Monkies!

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  151. HA. Love your story behind the sock monkey card :)

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  152. Very cure sock monkey card, I love the cloud die you used on the other card.

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  153. Love your sock monkeys, cute card!

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  154. Cute monkey card. I do like the silver lining die. Yum!

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  155. Love the cards you made! Thanks for sharing!

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  156. I love the cards! I really like the way you put two sock monkeys together!

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  157. I love these cards and that sentiment!--how can you not laugh when you read it?

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  158. Cutest monkey card ever!! Tons f creative fun!!

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  159. Your sock monkey card is too cute!! This card makes me happy :)

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  160. Love your cards. Monkeys just got cheekier. Thanks for sharing!

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  161. Great cards and great release. Very hard to make a single choice. Happy for Kimberly and I do adore Sock Monkey. Thanks for sharing and for a chance at a prize. Fingers crossed.....

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  162. Great sailboat card -- and just in time, I've been looking for something like this!

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  163. Great cards for a great release! Love the Stay Salty card! Too cute!

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  164. Wonderful cards--great sock monkeys! I'm so glad you added a girl! Janice Bryant

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  165. Lovely cards; the monkeys are cute!

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Cheers,
~amy~