10.03.2014

Simon Says Stamp - Cold Hands, Warm Heart Blog Hop


Hello! I am so excited to be a part of today's Simon Says Stamp Cold Hands, Warm Heart Blog Hop! :) Hopefully you've arrived by way of Stephanie Klauck's blog.  If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop on the Simon Says Stamp blog, please click here.


There are so many great products in the current Cold Hands, Warm Heart release, so I went a little crazy and created three different projects for today! :) For my first card, I started by die cutting a mint mat using the Bundle of Stitches Wafer Dies, and stamping it with the mini snowflake image from Winter Warmth, before heat embossing with white embossing powder.  I then cut a piece of white card stock with a slope to mimic snowy hills and wrapped it with twine before before securing it to the mint mat.  


I die cut a medium gray banner using the same wafer dies, and stamped the sentiment in versamark before heat embossing with white powder, then attached it to the card front with pop dots.  Next, I die cut a house and several trees using the Village Wafer Dies, then adhered them to the card front with pop dots.  To finish up, I covered the trees with stickles for a little added sparkle, then embellished with aqua rhinestones.


For my next project, I created a tag using the Winter Warmth stamp set.  I started by cutting a tag shape, then using embossing paste with the Diagonal Stripe Stencil.  While the paste was drying, I stamped the scarf image in versamark onto fuchsia card stock, and heat embossed it with white powder.  I then stamped the sentiment on top in versamark, and heat embossed with platinum powder before die cutting the shape.  


The mittens were stamped onto turquoise card stock, heat embossed with white powder then cut out with the coordinating Warm Wishes Dies.  I then stamped the hearts from Winter Warmth, and cut them out with their coordinating dies.  A piece of solid yellow twine was added to the back of the mittens before adhering them to the tag front with pop dots.  I covered the mittens with stickles, then attached the hearts once dry.  To finish up, I attached the sentiment to the tag front with pop dots, added some yellow baker's twine, and embellished with clear rhinestones.


My last project is a little on the bright side, so you may want to break out your sunglasses! Lol :) I started by stamping the Trees Background image in versamark onto watercolor paper, then heat embossing with white powder.  I then colored the background with a watercolor wash using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.  


Next, I die cut the sentiment using the Christmas Blessing dies on silver glitter paper.  Once the watercolor paper was dry, I added lime green ribbon to the layer before attaching the image to the card front with pop dots.  I then added a lime green bow and adhered the sentiment to the card front with tombo multi-glue.  To finish up, I embellished with black enamel dots.  Whew! We made it! :)


Giveaway time! :) Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a grab bag Prize Pack to 1 commenter on every blog in the hop.  To be entered to win, all you need to do is leave one comment on each stop of the hop (17 chances to win!).  Comments will close at 1:00pm EST on Friday, October 10, 2014, and the complete winners list will be posted on the Simon blog.

Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me... The next stop on the hop is Wanda Guess' blog!

Here is the full list of participants for today's hop:


Have a great one!

496 comments:

  1. LOVE your first card, Heather! Perfection!
    Your colour combos always warm my heart :)

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  2. Love, love, love your top card. I now have the buy though stamps and dies!

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  3. Beautiful cards...love the new dies...I want them all!

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  4. Love the scene and colors of the first card! And the tag with all the texture and layers look great as well.

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  5. Such fun cards! Love the tree background stamp!

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  6. Fantastic cards and tag Heather. Love the fantastic scene on the first one... the heat embossing looks great. The little mittens are so sweet... great textures... the white embossed background looks fantastic on the last one.

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  7. Such lovely cards, Heather! The new dies are amazing! ♡Dawn

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  8. Very cute winter scene--I like the sparkly trees and the sentiment on the banner.
    Sweet tag--I like the sentiment on the scarf.
    I like the background on the Christmas Blessings card.

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  9. The tag is my favorite because I love adding them to all my projects.. Just love the House dies.

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  10. I love your work, just beautiful!!!

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  11. Just love your cards, specially the one with the house. Gorgeous.

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  12. The twine bow looks darling across the stitched hills! Such a clever and sweet card!

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  13. These are all so pretty and the colors you used are great. I especially love the first card.

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  14. All your cards are beautiful and I really like your scene card! Great job showing off the new products!

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  15. Your cards are so beautiful. I love the colors you chose.

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  16. Fabulous cards...just beautiful!

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  17. Love the dies--I'm not a sewer, but love the look

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  18. beautiful cards. love that background tree stamp and the die cut houses.

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  19. Love your cards especially the scene card.

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  20. Love the brrr baby card. Neat scene and message! Great release!

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  21. Awesome card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. Cards are amazing!!! the mittens and the snow scene are so very cute!!

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  23. Wow, three great cards. I love the scene on your first card, the background and scarf on the second and my favorite is the little trees with the color wash background.

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  24. Oh I adore your projects with the new release! Beautiful snow scene! Love it to pieces!!

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  25. Gorgeous creations! Love the colors...so pretty!

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  26. Your cards and tag are beautiful. Awesome job!!

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  27. Heather, I love those mittens and how you created the card. All of your cards are so creative.

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  28. I really love the cosy lonely house winter scene, so peaceful. Nenya ftw

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  29. The card with the house is beautiful. So christmasy

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  30. Love everything. I am blown away by the different takes you all have on some of the same products. Just beautiful.

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  31. Such pretty and different cards! I have to say, the sweet little village is my favorite, but they're all lovely.

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  32. I just adore the first card you are showing!

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  33. I really felt like I could walk into the scene on the first card, I love it!

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  34. All your cards are so cute !
    Thank you for sharing.

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  35. I really really like your house card! I see a CAS in my future! TFS

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  36. I am going to be busy with all this inspiration. Thanks

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  37. Great winter scene on the card. Love the tag!

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  38. Love the unusual color combos, Heather!

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  39. Love those mittens! So cute! All your projects are just wonderful!~kim

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  40. Love the depth and texture of your first card :)

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  41. I love gray, so I really enjoyed your use of it in the card!

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  42. That first card is super sweet. I love it.

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  43. Beautiful cards! Love the winter scene and tag.

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  44. Love the scene on the first card; your tag is super sweet and the last card is just fun!

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  45. I am already smitten with the products you used here - those houses and trees and oh, those cute mittens. Nice work!

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  46. I ALWAYS love your fresh and fun cards, Heather! No one can use colors the way you do! These are fabulous!

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  47. Holy smokes! I love your cards! The mittens are so cute... Think I probably "NEED" more new stuff from this latest SSS release than I originally had thought!

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  48. The village dies are amazing. You did a great card with them.

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  49. Beautiful cards Heather. I love the 3 dimensional house card.

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  50. Your work is just gorgeous! I love non-traditional colors used in Christmas cards.

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  51. Beautiful! I love everything you did. Such gorgeous cards!

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  52. Lovely cards, and that tag is the cutest!

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  53. OMG girl your Scene card is outstanding I love it ....definitely the place to be for a day of snowy fun and your tag is adorable with your special touches and the cutie patootie mittens and then your Christmas Blessings card is so precious.....you really did an outstanding creative job on all 3 of your creations!! WOW girl you are so extremely talented. YOU so ROCK!!

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  54. Super cute cards and tag. Thanks!

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  55. Wow! All the cards are fantastic! I really love the little snowy scene!

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  56. OMG....so adorable!!! Love the cards and tag!

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  57. I love your cards, especially the 1st one. TFS

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  58. Love your cards, especially the Village house card!! Really lovely!!

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  59. Oh MY! These are all SO gorgeous! Love ALL the sparkle ;)

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  60. So cute!! I really want those mittens and the village die set!!!!

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  61. Fabulous inspirational ideas - love the embossing.

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  62. Suh gorgeous creations. Love them all! Thank you fir the inspiration! Hugs! xx

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  63. Wonderful cards! I love the scene on that first card especially, so sweet and love the snow on the trees!

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  64. Precious cards! I especially like the first one! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  65. Wow!! All super but I love, love, love the tag with the mittens!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  66. Perfect! Love the sparkle and color combos.

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  67. I like the 1st card with the scene...but that color combo on the "Christmas Blessings" one makes it my favorite :-)

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  68. I'm lovin' the first card's scene with the rolling hills and houses. I also like the simple "Christmas Blessings" card. Well done. Well done.

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  69. I love how dimensional the first card is! These are gorgeous!

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  70. Wow, I think I might need those dies!

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  71. Cute cards! This release is really inspiring you talented ladies!

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  72. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  73. Love that first card and the tag. Great job!

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  74. very versatile. great and creative designs! the tag is my favorite!

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  75. Beautiful cards and the tag is stunning. I love the mittens and the way you did the sentiment on the scarf. The first card is such a beautiful wintery scene.

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  76. Very fun cards. Love the turquoise and silver one. A very cute tag. TFS

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  77. Oh so pretty! Great choice of colours. Lovely cards.

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  78. I n only say one thing... Wow, wow and wow. Your cards and tag is absolutely stunning... :)

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  79. Great cards...I especially like your little mittens tag!

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  80. Your spotlight card is so beautiful... good job. A good job on the tag and the every-so bright last card. Altho, personally, I love the color of the yellow card.

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  81. GASP! These cards are too darn cute!

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  82. Great job on these cards. My wish list just got longer.

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  83. Super cute cards! Thanks for being part of this great hop! Love your work.

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  84. This is such a great SSS release - Love these cards you made!! :)

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  85. I love these cards and tags! So sparkly and christmasy.

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  86. I absolutely love the tags! So pretty! I also love the colours of the cards, with the embossing, gorgeous!

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  87. Fabulous cards, I really love the first one and love all the silver!

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  88. Love, love, love your first card! The house and trees are adorable! But, everything is great.

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  89. All three projects are great, but my favorite is the tag!! Just adorable!

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  90. Your cards have great dimension!

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  91. I love the gold trees highlighting the house.

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  92. Wow these cards are amazing, love them!!!!

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  93. All your cards are gorgeous. I love the little house card a lot. The little mittens tag is so so cute.

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  94. Love all of the things you did with this release!

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  95. I love everything here! The first card is awesome. I love it ! The tag is so cute :) The last card I love the colors the bow the sparkle and the colors:) tfs

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  96. Very pretty projects! I just love the mint green background on your card. That all came together so nicely :)

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  97. I can't pick a favorite card. Each one is terrific. I really need these SSS products.

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  98. Oh my gosh, all of your projects are awesome! I think I like the card with the Christmas tree background the best- the bright colors are great!

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  99. Love the house in the hills. Love the projects and the products. Awesome job!

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  100. Love you card!!! Totally awesome, thank you for sharing. :)

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  101. I love the tag - and this mittens are too cute...

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  102. Such cute cards, thanks for sharing!

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  103. Love 'em all! Your cards are fab!

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  104. Your card with the house and winter scene is so tranquil. I love it.

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  105. Oh whoa, loving the first card! Amazing cards & tag.

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  106. Wow! Your cards and tag are amazing! Absolutely love the cute scene from the first card!

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  107. Love the little scene on your first card.

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  108. All your cards are wonderful and creative!

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  109. Love both o your cards and the tag but your first card is my favorite!! The trees, the slopes, the snowflakes the house! They are all so pretty and make a wonderful scenescape!! TFS!

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  110. Love your cards!! Thanks for sharing!

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  111. These are all really adorable creations!! Love the tag with the mittens!! Thanks for sharing!

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  112. Very adorable Christmas cards! You can tell you put a lot of time and effort into them! Thanks for sharing!

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  113. So many beautiful cards and in love with the first one!

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  114. My credit card is going to melt. These cards you've made are awesome.

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  115. Beautiful cards. Love the color, texture and sentiments! The tag just stunning! Thanks for sharing!

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  116. Oh, I love your village. Good color combination too.

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  117. They are all great but I love the snow scene especially. Beautiful.

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  118. Can't pick a favorite - love them all!

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  119. What lovely cards! I particularly loved the village-- such wonderful colors. The scarf banner was very clever.

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  120. Great cards! Love the colors you choose for the first one!

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  121. Wonderful cards! Awesome color combinations!

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  122. This blog hop is not disappointing at all. Your cards too are lovely. Love the little scene you created with the village dies. Most of these are on my wish list.

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  123. Beautiful cards and tag. I really love the house scene card.

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  124. Gorgeous cards! I just love your color combinations, especially with a hint of yellow!

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  125. Love your cards my favorite is the tag

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  126. Heather all gorgeous designs! Makes me smile!!

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  127. Beautiful cards, and I really like your tag!

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  128. Love your cards and especially the tag ! The colors are very non-traditional, but work so well together !! Thanks for the inspiration !!!

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  129. OMG!! LOVING this FUN New Collection of Goodies!! =) SQUEAL!! The New Ink colors make me HAPPY!! =) I LOVE your AWESOME Card Designs for today!! Whoop Whoop!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  130. What beautiful cards you created. Thanks so much for sharing them with all of us. The tag is my favorite for sure :o)

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  131. Gorgeous work, I love your use of colors, the tag is so pretty. The second card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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  132. Wonderful work! I love hoping around to all the new goodies!

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  133. Really love your cards. Adding the little trees on the first card was brilliant.

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  134. I love them all, especially the first one. I need those dies!

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  135. I am still loving the mittens! Your cards are great I love this release!

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  136. I absolutely LOVE the first one! So cute and clever. I've been wondering how to use that sentiment. The song is one of my favorites!! :-)

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  137. Love your cards! This is such a fun release.

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  138. Really like your projects, so nice and cute and thougthful :))) And i also really love the colors!!! Thank you so much for sharing :)

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  139. Your cards are all so
    pretty, love the little
    trees on the first one!
    Carla from Utah

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  140. Aww the tag is so cute. I love all your projects. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  141. Really like that first card with the trees added and the snowflakes in the background!

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  142. Such pretty cards and tag! Love the top card, this release is too cute!

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  143. Love the textures and the color combos, beautiful cards!

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  144. All three of your cards are so elegant! I really like your style!

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  145. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us!

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  146. Cute cards. The scene is beautiful. The tags is fun. I like the textures. I textured trees and such interest to the clean and simple card. Thanks for sharing.

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  147. Love your first card, but all your projects are great.

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  148. Love the tag. I must break out my bottle of embossing paste. All your projects are beautiful.

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  149. Your first card is beautiful and I love the sweet tag. Great idea to braid the twine.

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  150. I love that the house has it's lights on. That's so special in the cold, dark winter. The sparkly trees and mint sky are very pretty too. Thank you.

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  151. Your Card and tag are sooo cute. Love the colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  152. Great Simon Says Stamp Release !! "Cold Hands, Have Warm Hearts" Want it all, the stamp sets and the dies. Love the sentiments Brrr , baby its cold outside

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  153. Awesome cards !! Love your first card !!

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  154. LOVE the first card, particularly, but they're all great!

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  155. what a sweet tag, now how come i never ever thought to use embossing paste on a tag?

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  156. Great cards and tag. Thanks for sharing.

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  157. Your projects are fabulous! Love that you used mint. Perfect color.

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  158. Gorgeous cards and tag! Love your color combinations! Beautiful!

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  159. Love the cards...especially the top one...and the tag!

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  160. Boy, have you been busy!!! Great cards!!

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  161. All the cards are so well thought out and executed! I especially like the first one!

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