8.14.2014

CASE Study's 4th Anniversary Hop


Can you believe it's already CASE Study's 4th Anniversary? Time sure flies, doesn't it?? Iwona has put together an amazing series of 4 weekly "inspiration" blog hops in celebration of this milestone! Did you see all the cards from last week? They were fantastic!

Hopefully you've come to my blog by way of Jennifer McGuire's blog. (If you'd like to start from the beginning of today's hop, please click HERE.)



We're all featuring cards/projects based on inspiration... Whether it be another crafter, technique, color palette, you name it! For my card, I wanted to play with watercolors... I have been obsessed with all the amazing creations that have been cropping up in the crafting community lately.  People have some serious skills! Me? Not so much! :) Lol... I've come to realize that I'm a very precise stamper and I like to exercise a certain amount of control over my little canvas.  Well, you can forget about that when you're playing with water! :) I had a lot of fun putting my card together, but I definitely struggled with letting go.  Haha



To create my card, I started with a piece of watercolor paper, and stamped a series of flowers/leaves in Versamark before heat embossing with white powder.  I then colored in my design using watercolors (and couldn't. stop. messing. with it - lol), and set the layer aside to dry.  The sentiment was stamped onto turquoise CS in Versamark, then heat embossed with white powder as well.  I used the Double Border Scallop Die to cut a small scallop from white paper, then adhere it to the back of the sentiment strip.  Once the watercolor layer was dry, I adhered it to a piece of patterned paper, and attached the sentiment with pop dots.  To finish up, I embellished with green enamel dots.

Want to be entered to win for your chance at a fabulous prize? All you need to do is leave a comment on each stop along the blog hop, then link up your name in the widget in today's CASE Study post once you're done.  Easy peasy!

You've got until Tuesday midnight EST to join us. The names of the winners will be announced on the CASE Study blog on Wednesday, the 20th. 

Here's the full list of today's participants:

Cindy Lee
Kristii Lockart
Sarah Martina Parker
Maureen Merritt
Gayatri Murali
Donna Mikasa
Jaclyn Miller
Wida Miller
Jennifer McGuire
Heather Pulvirenti (me!)
Maureen Plut
Kathy Racoosin
Windy Robinson


Thanks for visiting today! The next stop on the hop is Maureen Plut's blog... 

Have a great one!

182 comments:

  1. really love this vibrant colour card ^_^ remind me my hometown (indonesia) traditional fabric art called batik ^_^

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  2. I love your card,especially that you have coloured outside the lines.It looks awesome.Totally going to try this.You choice of colors is awesome.

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  3. Beautiful card! I love the white embossed flower design you used! Lovely colors!

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  4. A beautiful card.... such fabulous colors!

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  5. Wonderful colors and white embossing! Beautiful card!

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  6. So colourful and fresh and I love the watercolouring! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  7. This is gorgeous! Totally love the bright neon colors!

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  8. Beautigul card :) Thanks for inspiration

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  9. Beautiful card Heather, such pretty colours :) I think you nailed the watercolour look.
    Kate xx

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  10. I'm so impressed by how vibrant your water colors are!

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  11. so beautiful card with gorgeous color combination!!!

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  12. What a beautiful card ..I am so with you on the water coloring trend I simply love it :)

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  13. Dude! You rock at watercolouring! You should do this more often. I am loving it!!

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  14. Heather, your card is so tender, yet bright! Excellent! Thanx for inspiration!

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  15. Wonderful! Your water colouring is so beautiful and dreamy!

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  16. Very pretty and love how it ties in with your background pattern paper!

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  17. Beautiful card. Love the colors

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  18. this is gorgeous. I love these flowers and the colours you chose. You water colour with the greats!

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  19. beautiful!! love the white embossing and water-coloring mixed together!!

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  20. I love this watercolor trend & you have done such a good job with this card... totally love it :)

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  21. love all the beautiful colors

    Barb Housner

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  22. Your stamps are beautiful. I have not ever seen them before today. I'm looking for where I can purchase them.

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  23. Beautiful Heather! I love your "halos" around the images and I agree with Yenni's comment about the Batik look!

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  24. fabulous color, amazing card, is perfect!

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  25. This is so pretty :) love the colors on the BG paper !

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  26. Your card is gorgeous and love the color combination you used.

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  27. Fabulous watercolouring! I love how you bled the colours over the edges.

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  28. BEAUTIFUL card....love the details. TFS

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  29. Your watercolor card is beautiful. I love the card design too.

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  30. It's a gorgeous piece Heather!!

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  31. Love your card the colors are beautiful.

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  32. I love colors and white embossing! Beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  33. Just wow! Your watercoloring is amazing!

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  34. Really pretty card! I love how you used the flower stamp set!!

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  35. This card is really beautiful! I love the way you highlighted even the solid embossed areas ~ very inspiring!

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  36. WOW!! Gorgeous floral design with the water-coloring! Love it!

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  37. Very nice and I appreciate the explanation on how you made the card. For some reason, yours made things clearer to me than anyone elses.

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  38. Such a pretty card, I love the colors you used here :)

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  39. Love the coloring. Fantastic card.

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  40. White embossing and then coloring is very striking, your card is so pretty!

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  41. I really like your casual style. Thanks

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  42. Your card is beautiful, love the vibrant colors :)

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  43. such a gorgeous card, Heather - wonderful watercoloring!!

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  45. Just popped over from Jennifer M's blog. I love the vibrant girly colors. I snooped around your blog, and signed up, lol. My wish list is large already and your only the second blog

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  46. Beautiful card! Love the vibrant colors with the white embossing!

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  47. Fun Fun FUn colors on your card.

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  48. Love the way the watercolor bleeds outsid ethe lines

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  49. The colors blend together beautifully, it's a lovely card!

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  50. I want to add watercolors to my cards, and you've inspired me with your work.

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  51. Ah, but that is the best thing about water color, you can add or take away as much as you like. What better place to choose colors, than from a rainbow on your patterned paper? It's gorgeous! I'm surprised at how the purple around the flowers, really made them pop!

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  52. Heather it is gorgeous! I'm working on being better with water colors... thanks for the inspiration!
    =] Michele

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  53. Despite what you've posted, I think you did a great watercoloring job. It's lovely.

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  54. Love that "halo" effect around the flowers, lovely!

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  55. Fantastic card! Love the colors and design!

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  56. Beautiful card! The colors are so bright! And love the DP that is peeking out on both sides!

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  57. love your watercoloring and card very pretty!

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  58. Wonderful card Heather. Such pretty colors.

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  59. very beautiful... love the coloring...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  60. Beautiful watercoloring even if you kept on messing with it!! Love the hazy glows you created around the flowers.

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  61. Your card looks very unique, love it!

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  62. Beautiful card, gorgeous colouring :)

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  63. I love the card.... I don't think you have a problem using water!

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  64. I'm a great fan of watercolor so this was fun to study.

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  65. Beautifully done! I love the softness of the watercoloring and the contrast with the white EP!

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  66. Love your vibrant and beautiful watercoloring!!!

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  67. Such gorgeous colors on this card!

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  68. Such a beautiful card. I think it is the colors that really get to me.

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  69. I like the clean and simple layout. It's very colorful and well balanced.

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  70. Your card turned out really nice! I love all the watercolor I'm seeing lately.

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  71. Gorgeous - love the colors and your style!

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  72. I really like the watercolor look!

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  73. Heather, your card is beautiful! Love the watercolor look.

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  74. Love your card. Great colors and very cheery

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  75. Beautiful colors, technique and layout! Love it!

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  76. I love the colours and the water coloured flowers are lovely

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  77. I am loving the vibrancy of this card' it is fabulous xx

    Denise xx

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  78. I have the same problem with water color! Your card came out gorgeous though so maybe you should let go more often :)

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  79. Love the watercolor and the vibrant colors1

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  80. Heather your card is gorgeous. I think you did an amazing job with the watercolours and the white and turquoise sentiment really makes the whole card pop.

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  81. Very pretty! I'm loving water colours at the moment. Thank you for sharing :)

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  82. I love this watercolor piece. Everything looks better with a little watercolor on it, doesn't it?

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  83. Pretty! Your choice of colors is gorgeous!

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  84. Very pretty washes...I LOVE the rainbow edges:)

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  85. You've worked water-colour magic here! No signs of 'struggling' whatsoever - and I so hear you about the need to let go with this technique. Perhaps that's why it both frustrates, yet appeals to me, at the same time! Love your inspiration!
    ~c

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  86. Beautiful card. I love the watercoloring technique,

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  87. Beautiful watercoloring!! I love the vibrant colors!!

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  88. Ohh. . Very pretty colors. Beautiful card

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  89. Pretty flowers, and the touch of bright paper peeking out the sides really makes the card pop!

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  90. VERY PRETTY HEATHER! :D LOOOOVE the colors & the brightness! :)

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  91. Love that stamp set and your color choices...very pretty!

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  92. So gorgeous! What amazing watercoloring!

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  93. I like the slightly overextended look of the color on it. It's a different approach to watercolor.

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  94. This card makes me happy! The colors and the simplicity are wonderful.

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  95. Awesome! Beautiful card! I love the vibrant colors! I love your approach on using heat embossing and the watercolor... great!

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  96. Oh my! This is gorgeous! I love the flowers and watercoloring and resist!

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  97. Love the watercolor effect and the texture of the paper.

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  98. Oh my I love everything about this card tfs

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  99. Wonderful, I love your card with color outside the lines, the color combo is perfect. TFS.

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  100. Beautiful card! Love the white embossing and colors :)

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  101. Great card. Love the vibrant watercolours.

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  102. So glad to see a water coloured card today...beautiful!

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  103. Very pretty colors and nice technique!

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  104. Love the bright flowers against the subtle background. Well done.

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  105. Love the blend of graphic background with the floral images; so creative.

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  106. Love your choice of colors and the use of a graphic background with floral images. Such a lovely card.

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  107. Love your card! Those flowers are awesome as is the coloring.

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  108. Hi Heather, you make me want to do some watercolouring NOW. I love the way your watercoloured image echoes the patterned paper upon which it has been mounted. What a happy card! TFS

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  109. Great job water coloring! You're card is as sweet as can be!

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  110. Interesting! The flowers look like their glowing. So pretty!

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  111. Can't wait to try this technique! Love!!

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  112. Beautiful card. I like your water coloring. I think I would have them same problem with letting go.

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  113. Lovely coloring around the embossing, just gorgoeus!!!!!

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  114. I love your card- the colors are fabulous. The flowers are unique and fun too.

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  115. Your card is stunning! When your page came in my screen, I thought, "Wow! She choose an amazing piece for inspiration!" Then, come to find out, that was your card! You are very, very good at watercolor, I can't imagine what tout think is missing!

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  116. Such a beautiful card! Nice watercoloring!

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  117. Wow, this card is absolutely beautiful!! The colours are gorgeous and love the patterned paper down the sides. Stunning card!!

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  118. Super pretty, Heather! I love your colouring, and your card as a whole is beautiful.

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  119. Fabulous card I do love the watercolor look.

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  120. Beautiful card - thanks for sharing!

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  121. Such a pretty card! Love the bright colors!

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  122. Lovely card! I adore the bright and cheery colors you used for the flowers! <3

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  123. I say your watercoloring is lovely and the colors are yummy. Thanks for sharing and giving up the 'control' since your card turned out beautifully. TFS.

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  124. Very beautiful watercolors!! Amazing!

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  125. Stunning card! I love the technique you used.

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  126. This is drop dead gorgeous!! Talk about a jaw dropper. I am serious, this card just pops off the screen when one enters your blog. I love how intense the colors are in your flower and the way that you created shadowing around each blossom is outstanding. You should be super proud of this creation because it is a winner. Wow.

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  127. You did such a fantastic job with the watercolors and embossing in white does enhance it so much !!

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  128. Terrific job done!!! A fabulous and colorful card:)

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  129. Beautiful card!Love the white embossed flower.Love your card.

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  130. Pretty flowers on a lovely card.

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  131. Your watercoloring is so wonderful…even if you said you had a hard time "letting go". I just love they layers and the way the colors bleed out over the embossed flowers. I need to try this very soon! So very pretty and vibrant and fun!

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  132. I really love how theres a lot of people now adding watercolours to stamping. They look so beautiful.

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  133. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I am SO wishing I had time to CASE you this week. I just love everything about your card.

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  134. OH MY! This is amazingly gorgeous! I love those flowers :) Great choice of color combo too!

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