Feb 9, 2016

Essentials by Ellen Winter Release Blog Hop


Welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Winter 2016 Hop!  Thanks for coming over from the fabulous blog of Joni Nina Andaya.

I’m honored to showcase the Totally Fabulous dies and the Up the Happy stamp set and coordinating Up the Happy diesJulie Ebersole designed all of these products, so you know that they are fun and beautiful.

Totally Fabulous Die

This die cut through this Essentials by Ellen crystal clear cardstock like the soft butter sitting on my counter waiting to become chocolate chocolate chunk cookies.  

Painted watercolor paper with a variety of Ranger Distress Stains and then misted from the bottom with a gold spray.  That gold spray (linked below) worked magic; it's like a special sauce ....




Up the Happy Stamp and Dies

This stamp set makes me smile (check out the sentiments), so I created a pile of fun butterflies.



You like?

I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may choose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (maximum value $15) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com. To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on this post by February 16th!

There is also a Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment THERE, also by February 16th; ALL winners will posted at the CLASSroom on Friday, February 19th!

The next stamper on the hop is the talented, prolific, and super nice Laurel Beard. If you get lost, grab a cookie, and visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.  Or, you can see them here. 
MOOD WHEN DONE = Happy!

Supplies for Totally Fabulous Card:


Supplies for the Up the Happy Card:







299 comments:

  1. This card is totally fabulous!

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  2. Stunning!!!
    I even cant decide which one of your cards i like the most- both are so unique and bright! thanks for inspiration :)

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  3. So pretty! Love how these cards coordinate!

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  4. Great cards and great new products! ;-)

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  5. Amazing cards and a great release!!!

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  6. So gorgeous and such happy colours. These cards make me smile :)

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  7. Great cards Joan. I especially love the 1st one. Its totally fabulous!

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  8. I love your first card, it totally pops!

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  9. Wow! Both cards are fabulous, love the background on the first and all those butterflies on the second make me happy! TFS

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  10. Lovely cards both. I love the way you used the popup totally on the card! The butterflies are beautiful too!

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  11. Fabulous cards, Joan! (yes, I'm being a bit repetitive here). Love the butterflies and the sentiments.

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  12. Great cards. I love your creativity. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Absolutely beautiful cards!Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Love the dimension on your totslly fabulous card. Tammie

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  15. Love the first card, so simple but yet so fabulous

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  16. I love those butterflies more each time I see them and how you used them

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  17. love the word dies and of course the butterflies

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  18. What fun cards you made! Love the colorful butterflies!!

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  19. great sentiment stamps. Thanks for the cards!

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  20. Beautiful cards! LOVE the ton of butterflies! Gorgeous!

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  21. Fun colors! I love the pile of butterflies!!

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  22. What a gorgeous ombre background and that fun pile of butterflies reminds me of the migrating monarchs in Mexico!

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  23. Just beautiful............great new releases. Stunning composition!

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  24. Wonderful cards! I especially love the butterflies!

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  25. Love your cards! the butterflies are fab!!

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  26. The butterflies are totally fabulous (know that's from the other card)
    Both cards are so bright and colorful.
    Love the background on the first.
    thanks for sharing.

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  27. Your butterflies are so colorful, I love them

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  28. I love the dimension of both of your cards. The butterflies are literally flying off the page and the "totally" of course is 3D... I have to get more of those die cut words! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

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  29. Wow, that butterfly card is amazing! These cards are so inspirational!

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  30. a dozen or so of butterflies is so much fun!

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  31. Just love your combination of distress stains in the first card. Both cards are lovely.

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  32. WOW! Both of these cards left my jaw on the floor. Gorgeous.

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  33. Absolutely LOVE those butterflies.

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  34. Beautiful cards! Love the warm red you chose for your creations!

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  35. Beautiful cards. Love the use of the distress stains.

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  36. Both cards are gorgeous and I do love those butterflies!

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  37. Lovely cards. I like the colors orange and gold very much.

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  38. Awesome cards! Thanks for sharing. I like them both--very different.

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

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  40. Great colors,great card.I'd be thrilled to win some goodies!

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  41. You had me at BUTTERFLIES! Love that card. But thinking I need to get ahold of some of the "special sauce" spray!

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  42. Fabulous background and love your little pile of butterflies. Looks like this release is another winner.

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  44. Your first card was great but LOVED the butterflies! So beautiful

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  45. What beautiful cards! Lots of great ideas.

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  46. Love your cards!! YOU are Totally Fabulous!

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  47. I love those the bold butterflies! Beautiful cards!

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  48. beautiful set of cards... especially like the second one! the cluster of butterflies is stunning!

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  49. Such vibrant colors - beautifully done!

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  50. Your cards are amazing and so is this release. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Nice cards, and fabulous bunch of beautiful butterflies !

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  52. Both are gorgeous for completely different reasons! The sparkle die cut and back panel on the first is fabulous and something I would love to be able to create. Then you have used those truly beautiful butterflies! The layout and look of that card is amazing and so different to any other that I have seen. Thank you for the fabulous blog hop and for sharing your card art with us Karen x

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  53. Love the bunch of butterflies under the vellum. I need to try that!

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  54. so excited to see you on the hop, Joan! I really like the butterfly card you created. has such a fun look of springtime! :)

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  55. What a gorgeous watercolor background!!!

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  56. Gorgeous cards! Love the cluster of butterflies! Thank you!

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  57. FAN-STAMP-MAGORICAL!!! I adore these, Joan--man, oh man--do I adore! XOXO!!!

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  58. Ooo, you’re new to me. I love your cards and this new EH release.

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  59. Wow! I love the butterfly card- such great & vibrant colors!

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  60. Beautiful cards! I wish my handwriting looked that that "fabulous" die! Love it!

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  61. Love your fun, bright and happy cards!

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  62. I love both of your cards, Joan!

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  63. Fun, fun, fun!!! Love your FABULOUS cards. Can you guess which die set is TOTALLY on my must have list?!

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  64. Your butterfly card is cardmaking perfection. I love everything about it, from the layout to the black outlines and your coloring.

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  65. I love the first card and please give us the secret sauce recipe ;)

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  66. Beautiful cards. The colors are wonderful. Really love the flock of butterflies.

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  67. Gorgeous cards! That pile of butterflies is just so wonderful!

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  68. Lovely cards Joan! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  69. Terrific cards! Love the font of the sentiments!

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  70. These cards are what is/are totally fabulous!

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  71. Both cards are awesome! I especially like that pile of butterflies. And thanks for the tip on the gold spray. It's been on my wish list but now moving into my cart. : )

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  72. Great looking cards!
    The butterfly pile
    is so fun and love
    the partial cut on
    the first card.
    Carla from Utah

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  73. Great cards - love the bright and happy butterflies. This release is awesome.

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  74. Your cards are SO awesome, Joan!!

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  75. Your cards are fantastic and totally enabling!!!! I had to buy the die set and stamp set!!! Both cards sent my creative juices flowing! Thank you for the inspiration and lovely work!!

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  76. How could you NOT be HAPPY after playing with all these EBE goodies?! Scrumptious colors, LOVELY butterflies and spot-on sentiments:))

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  77. Both cards are really wonderful, but that pile of butterflies...well, it is totally fabulous!

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  78. Now I can't wait to use my Totally Fabulous die!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  79. Fun cards, the butterflies are so bright and fun

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  80. Bright & fun! Love the new release. Thanks!

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  81. Lovely cards. I'm getting so many great ideas on the hop.

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  82. I like the sentiment stamped vellum

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  83. Your cards are lovely! That distressed background with the gold in the top card is amazing!

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  84. Love the sparkly "fabulous" and the colorful butterflies.

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  85. Totally fabulous cards...loving those butterflies...

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  86. Amazing cards! Loving these new releases! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  87. Love them both! The coloring is so much fun, and I really like the sentiments. Just right for encouraging someone. Thank you.

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  88. Fabulous butterflies! wonderful, stunning colors.

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  89. Your cards are "totally fabulous".

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  90. These are beautiful, Joan! I especially love your butterfly card!

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  91. Those butterflys are so pretty. Love the shape of them.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  92. Amazing! I love the ombre colors and the little dash of gold. So pretty!

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  93. The butterfly card just makes your smile, so happy! Love your background on the other card as well.

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  94. Joan - this is totally fabulous!! The orange makes me happy and I love the butterflies radiating out from the center on your second card.

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  95. Great card, Love the popped up Totally Sentiment in the card..

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  96. beautiful colors and those butterflies are fantastic!

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  97. Love your use of colours on these cheery cards!

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  98. Gorgeous cards! Love the background on the "fabulous" card. Love the sentiment on the butterfly card.

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  99. Great cards! Love the handwritten sentiments - so fun!

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  100. Fabulous cards! LOVE the butterflies, such a great design!

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  101. BEAUTIFUL!!!! I ADORE your first card! LOOOOVE the water color background & the touches of GOLD!!! One of my favorite colors! LOL ;)

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  102. Fabulous... The butterflies are so wonderfully colorful!

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  103. Lovely cards, Joan. I especially like the distress inked background.

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  104. Love this, especially that touch of gold glitter!

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  105. I am really loving your flock of butterflies!

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  106. Fun cards. This is a fabulous release.

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  107. Love how you put all the butterflies together.

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  108. Love the way you've framed the first and those butterflies...WOW!!

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  109. I love your color selections.

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  110. beautiful cards, love your color selections

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  111. Love how you've focused on the sentiments! Really draws the eyes in!

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  112. What a fantastic kaleidoscope of butterflies

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  113. Can I say fabulous...... love the stack butterfly cards.

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  114. Both beautiful and happy cards! Love all those butterflies, helps keep the February winter blues away!

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  115. Totally fabulous!! Love the warm colors and the terrific butterflies!

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  116. Joan - I am totally NOT a butterfly girl. But your card? It converted me. :)

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  117. Gorgeous cards! Love your colors! Those butterflies are scrumptious!

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  118. you should be happy with these cards - both are totally awesome!!

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  119. The colors you used are fabulous. I love butterflies and you have made 2 great cards.

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  120. I love how you used the "totally" die. It is so fun popped up like that.

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  121. I especially like your card with the beautiful herd (?) of butterflies on it--it's absolutely gorgeous!

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  122. Love the word fabulous, especially in gold.

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  123. Love these cards. After viewing mood; happy!

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  124. WOWZA. Love both of your cards Joan...the Totally Fabulous is Totally fun and the Up The Happy?! AMAZING.

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  125. Lovely, lovely sketchy flowers. Gorgeous backgrounds too! Beautiful cards.

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  126. What a great idea to spray with gold. Can't wait to try it...the color is beautiful!!

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  127. What a great idea to spray with gold. Can't wait to try it...the color is beautiful!!

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  128. That gold spray is gorgeous. I love the "totally" die--what a neat effect it makes on your card.

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  129. Stunning cards! I really love the stacked butterflies & their awesome colors!

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  130. Love how the butterflies are so colorful and vivid! Thanks for linking to that gold spray, I must try it!!

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  131. Gorgeous cards! I love the gold glittery fabulous die cut. So pretty! Those bright and colorful butterflies are eye-catching and impactful. Wow! Beautiful!

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  132. I really like both cards. The orange/rust hombre effect is exceptional.

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  133. Fabulous cards, love those colorful butterflies!

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  134. Amazing cards!! I just loved your combination of the background in the first card - it looks so delicious - just perfect to show off the gold sentiment! And the second one - butterflies - no need to say anything else!!

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  135. Fabulous cards, Joan! Love them both.

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  136. Wonderful!!! LOVE that ORANGE and the Butterfly Cluster!!!

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  137. LOVE your cards and this new release!!

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  138. Your cards are beautiful

    Love and Prayers,
    KathleenR

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  139. Such beautiful work! I love this new release and can't wait to get a hold of those butterflies. What a fabulous blog hop.

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  140. Love your pile of butterflies behind the sentiment!!

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  141. Wonderful cards! Love the color in the first one. The second....all I can say is YAY for butterflies!!! Love them both ♥

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  142. Love your cards Joan! Those butterflies are the bomb!!

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  143. Totally in love with the butterfly card. It is so bright and cheerful. Reminds me of a garden!

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  144. Stunning cards!

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  145. Gorgeous cards. Love the colors and cards' design.

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  146. Very lovely cards - such talent

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  147. Now that's a cluster alright! Fab.

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  148. Love the butterfly card. Can't wait to get my hands on some of things in this release. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  149. Stunning work!! Thanks for sharing & a chance to win :) x

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  150. Wow, your cards are stunning!! Love the vibrant burnt orange color on your first card. It completely zings!!!

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  151. OMG.... those card are fabulous.. But that butterfly card.. stole my heart.. must have those sets now. :) Thanks for sharing

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  152. Love the way that you stacked up the buttrflies!

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  153. It does look just like chocolate! Love the color choice! Those butterflies look so lifelike, love!

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  154. L:ove your amazingly rich colors and unique layouts! I need to visit here more often. Especially love the group of butterfly beauties. Thanks for the sweet inspiration.

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  155. WOW!!! Great cards, Joan. Retirement agrees with you!

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