Monday, July 3, 2017

Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway!




Today is the day!  The Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero is now AVAILABLE!

You should have arrived here from the awesome Lydia Fiedler's blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning which is the Hero Arts Blog!



Kit Contents:

(Two) 4” X 6” Clear Stamp Sets 
17 Coordinating Frame Cuts
5 Recycled Paper Heart Large Confetti Pieces - Assorted Colors
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Iced Spruce
Handmade, Professional Grade, Cold Press, 100% recycled Watercolor paper from Sari Scraps:
·        1 6” X 6” Circle with Deckle Edge – 140 lb.
·        3 5” X 7” sheets – 140 lb.

The kit value is $74, an amazing deal at $34.99.  






CM194 Summer Garden


DC219 Daisy and Bugs Stamp & Cut


DI410 Paper Layering Basket






CG713 Any Trail Bold Prints


CG714 Picnic Blanket Bold Prints




REMEMBER, the MAIN KIT is available for a limited time only...when it's gone, it is GONE!  Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, July 7th.  Remember that you can now SUBSCRIBE to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!  

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. (We will reimburse them if they have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, July 9 at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog the following week!

Today my hop project focuses on one of the optional Add-On sets, DC219 Daisy and Bugs Stamp & Cut.



This set is adorable and filled with fun images and sentiments.  I used the large daisy and the hello sentiment.  The bloom has been stamped with Intense Black Ink and colored with Zig Clean Color Markers.  The hello has been heat embossed in white on black cardstock.  

The watercolor cardstock, from my stash, has a combo of Mustard Seed + Spiced Marmalade Distress ink that have been spritzed with water.  I used the smooshing technique and used my heat gun to dry it and a dry baby wipe to fix any large puddling.


The watercolored panel has been adhered to a 3.5 x 5.5 inch Foliage panel.  The washi and twine are from my stash.

My card was inspired by Sunday Stamps:


In case you missed it, I was up on the Hero Arts blog yesterday with a card that uses stamps from the Main Kit only:


Those sugar pea blooms!  LOVE them!  All the images were stamped with Intense Black Ink.  Each bouquet was colored different with Zig Color Markers and both the watering can and boot were colored with Spectrum Aquas.


That 'sweet' sentiment was heat embossed in white and cut with one of the Circle Infinity Dies.  I love the entire Infinity Collection.  You can't go wrong with them, there is a size for any projects.  The rectangle panels are cut with the Rectangle Infinity Dies.


That's if from me...next up is the amazing Michelle Short!  In case you get lost along the way, here's the entire hop listing:

Amy Tsuruta 💚


196 comments:

  1. Adorable cards! How fun to use an alternative color for the daisy! So whimsical.

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  2. Very pretty colors on both cards. Love that boot.

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  3. Love the Daisy card the colors are beautiful

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  4. Really like the dimension on the watercan and boot card! Beautiful coloring!

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  5. Saw these cards in the Hero Art Blog. They are really good....

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  6. Very happy cards! Love them - thank you for inspiring.

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  7. Thank you for sharing the entire kit and extras, but I really enjoyed seeing your designs! I love the colors you chose and such beautiful cards!!

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  8. I saw this on instagram and thought that the two panels side by side was a clever idea!

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  9. Very pretty cards!!! Love the yellow and green combo!

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  10. Such pretty examples- the new kit is so fun and summery. And the add-ons are great too.

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  11. The background of the yellow one is very cool and splotchy. I like the look!!

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  12. I love the yellow and green together, so pretty!!

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  13. There are so many amazing things in this months kit! Your card is beautiful!

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  14. This is such a great kit! Your cards are beautiful!

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  15. This is a sweet kit. Love the containers

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  16. I like how your popped up the containers. Cute and sweet cards.

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  17. Your yellow and green daisy card is so happy. Thanks.

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  18. Love the black on your green and yellow daisy card

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  19. I like the different way that you saw these stamps.

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  20. Such pretty cards with the soft watercolours. Sweet peas are the best!

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  21. I love this kit! It's so cute.

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  22. Very pretty colours choices. Lovely card.

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  23. Beautiful cards, love the colors.

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  24. Your daisy is a big cheerful card!!

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  25. Great cards, especially like the large daisy card using the smooshing technique.

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  26. Love the designs of these cards. Just lovely.

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  27. Love that big fat daisy! Your cards are both awesome. Great job!

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  28. Very cute cards. This blog has something for everyone. Thank you for sharing your creative talents. I love seeing what everyone will come up with in this blogs.

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  29. What a kit! There are many different flower stamps!

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  30. Fabulous kit! Great inspiration!

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  31. Nice summer cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  32. What an amazing release and thank you for your lovely cards and inspiration. This is what I love about blog hops ... all the inspiration. Thanks again.

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  33. I am so very glad that you shared your inspiration as the skinny card some of us don't think of something like that as inspiration and your cards are so lovely.

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  34. you certainly have used these new stamps beautifully, Amy!!

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  35. Great kit, the bottles, vases, buckets are so useable, many possibilities

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  36. So many possibilities to work together, just have so many ideas for the
    containers, love it.

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  37. Beautiful cards, Amy! I'm loving your watercolour background on the first card, gorgeous!

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  38. This is one of my favorite kits. Love your cards!

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  39. The containers are so cute. I love the colors in your card.

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  40. Love the colors and that daisy!

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  41. Wonderful cards, love your color combos!

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  42. Love that background on your daisy card! Beautiful colors! Another great HA release! Loving this hop with all it's talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  43. The green and yellow combination make me smile. Love it.

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  44. Cute cards, so bright and sunny.

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  45. Such pretty cards! Thanks fornthe wonderful inspiration !

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  46. This is really an awesome kit this month. I love everything about it. Love your green flower - so you! :-)

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  47. Beautiful shades of green. Can hardly wait for my kit.

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  48. Think I may need this Kit after all.

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  49. Love today's and yesterday's card. Such bright summertime colours to brighten a cold winters day down under. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration. Also thanks for the chance to win such a fantastic set

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  50. Gorgeous creations; you are really making me wish for this kit!

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  51. I agree, the sweet pea stamp is terrific.

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  52. Like your cards, made with the Hero Arts kit.

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  53. Lovely cards. Sweet and artsy kit. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Love those sweet peas! Really beautiful

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  55. Love the cards.. Some great new stuff too.

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  56. That daisy card just works... very nice!

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  57. What beautiful projects! Love how you colored the images. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  58. I especially love your daisy card!

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  59. Such cute cards!! The daisy card is unique. I love them all though! TFS!

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  60. Cute cards! Your first card is my favorite because it is bright and sunny! I need that today! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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  61. I like the single daisy bloom on your first card! The yellow background makes it pop.

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  62. Looks very simple, but beautiful, because of its simplicity

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  63. I adore the simplicity of these cards and I am always drawn to watercolor! Thanks for sharing.😊

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  64. Love the background on the daisy card!

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  65. Your cards are elegant in their simplicity. I especially liked the daisy card, really inspiring.

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  66. Love your cards, you are an amazing water colorist!!!

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  67. Thank you for sharing your inspirations

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  68. Beautiful cards Amy! I love the background on the first one and the colors on the second one! TFS

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  69. I would never have thought to colored a Daisy green but I really like it!! Love your color choices!!

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  70. Lovely work with these stamps. Thank you

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  71. Your cards are beautiful. I love the look and coloring. Stunning. What fun stamps.

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  72. Lovely. I really like your take on the inspiration sketch. Might have to add that to the idea file! Thanks.

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  73. Love your cards! So clean and simple. And they remind me of natures.

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  74. This kit keep getting better and better love the cards you made with it

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  75. Wow Amy!!! Love so much how you used this darling kit!!! Your cards are simply stunning! My fav is the first one!!! As always, your colouring is amazing!!!

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  76. Very pretty cards! I love the yellow and green colors you used.

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  77. Great kit with lots of goodies and your cards are so sweet.

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  78. So pretty! Love these project so much, thanks for sharing!

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  79. Love your watercolor technique on the first card. I have to get back to basics and try this again!

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  80. Sweet cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  81. Super cute cards Amy, and boy, do I love these add ons!

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  82. Thanks for 2 terrific cards. The floral images in this kit and add-ons is wonderful. There is no limit to the different style cards they will make.

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  83. Amazing how you used the black!!

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  84. Now, THAT is "Happy Mail"!!!

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  85. Your cards are just beautiful! And thank you for the great tip about the baby wipe - smooshing is one of my Go To techniques but I do get puddles - appreciate the tip!

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  86. Loveeeeeeeeeeee these!! LOVING those soft colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  87. Simply adorable...so in love with those flowers in that sweet rain boot.

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  88. Lovely cards. Love how versatile this kit is, you all make such lovely cards with it in so many different styles

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  89. Beautiful cards, I love the color switch - green Daisy with gorgeous watercolored yellow background!

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  90. Beautiful cards, Amy! I am loving all the florals in this month's kit... so fun and versatile for so many occasions. Love your watercoloring and inked background. And the split panel design with the two bouquets is so, so sweet!

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  91. your cards are lovely. I love the idea with flowers in a boot. thanks for sharing

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  92. Nice cards!The first one is super cute!Thank you for sharing.

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  93. Lovely cards. Not a yellow fan usually but your card is so appealing.

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  94. Amy such nice sugar peas and I love how you incorporated the boot! It is amazing how much we can obtain with the use of a baby wipe! Thank you for sharing you art!

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  95. Very sweet cards. I love this release, and your coloring is beautiful.

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  96. Great cards! And a great kit! I love the boot with the flowers. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us!

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  97. So pretty - I love the yellow and green color combo.

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  98. Wonderful cards. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing...

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  99. Such pretty cards!! Love the flowers!! Great kits!!

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  100. Wonderful cards! I love the shades of yellow and green you used.

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  101. Love the daisy card... bright and cheerful.

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  102. Sweet cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  103. I love your ideas for these cards. It gave me something to think about. I can't wait for my kit to get here, now.

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  104. Wonderful cards, loving this release!

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  105. Awesome blossom card! LOVE that "green" daisy!

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  106. Love your beautiful cards! You can create with these supplies year round, and for all occasions. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  107. Hi Amy ~ Your cards are elegant and timeless and I love the watercoloring you've done. Thanks for the inspiration and I hope you had an awesome weekend. ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

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  108. When I finish the hop I'm going to try
    the smooshing technique. It looks
    like fun and makes a wonderful background.
    thanks for sharing.

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  109. very sweet and I love that yellow watercolor wash on the first card!

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  110. I love how you used the Sugar Pea Bloom Bouquets!

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  111. Very creative card designs, and surprising color choices! Nicely done.

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  112. Beautiful cards. I especially love the daisy card.

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  113. Just beautiful! I love your daisy card, the colors are perfect and your watercoloring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

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  114. those products are great!
    your cards are so very nice!
    hugs

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  115. Gorgeous cards! Love your colouring!!

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  116. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful designs!!! Really love what you've done with this new HA card kit!

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  117. Really beautiful cards. Love the background on the first one.

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  118. the daisy set caught my eye as soon as I saw it. Now as I'm seeing all the projects with it, I definitely need that stamp set!!!

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  119. Awesome cards! My favorite set is the Little Florals! I love tiny images! TFS!

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  120. Beautiful cards. Love the daisy, great work.

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  121. Sweet cards! Love the green daisy and the boot as a vase!

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  122. Great cards, Amy! Love the new HA kit too!

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  123. So many choices. Lots of great product. Interesting how you brought your card together.

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  124. Awesome kit! Love that big daisy! Pretty cards!

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  125. Your green daisy card is very cheerful with its yellow background. And the geometric design of the washi tape adds interest. Thank you for your Hero Arts July 2017 Kit inspiration! :-)

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  126. Lovely cards - they're so fresh and summery!

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  127. Very nice! Cannot wait to get my kit

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  128. Sweet cards! Thank you for sharing.

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  129. Your cards are very pretty and fresh!!

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  130. Lovely cards :) The first one gives such a fresh and pleasant feel :)

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  131. So pretty. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed day!

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  132. The flowers look so fresh and the simplicity of the cards are just as refreshing.

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  133. Awesome cards, very inspiring and this kit is definitely one I NEED! Such versatility and add-ons are very tempting too! Thanks for sharing.

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  134. Especially love your first card - the colors are so pretty together ! Thanks for sharing.

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  135. Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  136. Great kit! Love your yellows and greens together. Thanks for sharing!

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  137. Beautiful designs! TFS! Anxious to get the kit.

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  138. I tend to think of daisies in white and yellow and forget they come in green, too. This is LOVELY!!

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  139. Lovely cards, as always. I love your style!

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  140. Lovely cards, this looks like a fabulous kit!

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  141. Love this kit - thanks for the inspiration:)

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  142. Great work on both. I love the pale green daisy on the yellow background.

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  143. Your cards are beautiful.. The Yellow card with the daisy has to be my fave, So sunny and cheerful! Great work as always <3

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  144. This is one of my favorite kits so far. Wonderful colors and composition on the cards.

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  145. I see we are going to be good friends because you used a lot of my favorite color, yellow, in both of your cards. Not enough people use yellow in their cards but you sure did!
    That flower with the yellow background is so pretty! I love flowers and I love flower stamps. I hope my flowers come up in my garden and the mutant ninja squirrels don't dig them up before they even have a chance to grow. Sometimes I make a green flower but usually I don't because the leaves are green but you don't have any leaves so the green flower works!
    I love the pretty flowers in the watering can and the 'yellow' boot! Everything is so colorful and ready for someone to love them once they get them.
    Thanks for letting us see your pretty, colorful cards and for giving us the chance to win this kit. I so want to win it! I hope that I do.

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  146. fab card samples! loving the new kit ♥

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  147. very cute. I love the colors!

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  148. Great kit release! AWESOME cards! I especially love the daisy card!

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  149. Love your cards! This is a great release and I love seeing what you did with the new stamps.

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  150. I love how you used a sketch to create your card!

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  151. Love your colors! Thanks for the great ideas.

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  152. I come here cause I see your lovely card on Sunday Stamps Amy
    great used our sketch and lovely Flower and washi tape added too
    sweet CARD and I love the colors
    many thanks to joining with us at Sunday Stamps this time
    hugs
    Monika (DT)

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  153. Thank you for sharing, your designs are beautiful and the colouring is amazing. Watercolouring has been used a lot recently and something I need to play with a bit more. Think I need the kit to try.
    Tracey.x

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  154. Your cards are wonderful! So beautifully coloured. The wellington boots and watering can remind me of my own garden planters . X

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  155. Love the colors in your cards. They make me happy!

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  156. I just adore the daisy card you created Amy!

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  157. Both beautiful cards ! I love the background of your daisy-card !
    Thank you for sharing your creativity.
    Warm summergreetings from Belgium.

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  158. Wow to a beautiful card for Sunday Stamps! challenge this week! Thanks for playing along! :)

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  159. Gorgeous cards. I particularly like the bright and happy yellow of your first card.

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  160. Nice cards! That sunflower looks very nice on that background!

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  161. Adorable - the daisy card is my favorite. Thank you!

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  162. Beautiful cards! Love the layouts!

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  163. hi amy! totally luv the background and bloom! I am so glad you played along with us at
    sunday stamps!


    blog-paperie blooms
    ig-2klines

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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Cheers,
~amy~