Monday, February 23, 2015

Essentials by Ellen Winter Release 2015 Blog Hop



Hello, and welcome to the Winter 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop!
I'll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today,
all designed by the one and only Julie Ebersole.

And, yay, I get to give this new stamp set called Fancy Thanks to a lucky someone
just for leaving a comment on this post!



Here are a couple of cards I created with this versatile stamp set.


For this card, I brought back the Prize Stag from the first Essentials by Ellen release
and added him and the sentiment to a watercolored background.



On the second card, I added some blooms using the Bold Blossoms stand alone dies
that were die cut from gold foil cardstock and backed with colored cardstock.
The sentiment was gold embossed and I added a sprinkling of gold sequins.



My last card uses Love You So, a fun set with brushstroke sentiments.
I inked several colors of Distress Inks and stamped the sentiment in each circle
with Archival ink. A quick and easy card for any "lovey dovey" occasion.

There is also a GRAND GIVEAWAY in the Ellen Hutson Classroom! To enter, be sure
to leave a comment there, and at every stop along the hop by March 2nd.
Winners will be announced on March 4th.

Here is the list of hoppers:
The CLASSroom
Sandy Allnock
Teri Anderson
Laurel Beard
Heather Campbell
Kittie Caracciolo
Sharon Harnist
Broni Holcombe
Nichol Magouirk
Jean Manis
Jennifer McGuire
                        Donna Mikasa << that's ME!
Chari Moss
Catherine Pooler
Miriam Prantner
Julia Stainton
 Carissa Wiley
 Julie Ebersole 

The entire release is now on sale in the Ellen Hutson store.
Happy hopping and happy shopping!


387 comments:

  1. really pretty cards, love the metallic on the flowers

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  2. Thank you for sharing your smashing ideas. Thanks..

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  3. Absolutely beautiful creations! Thanks for inspiration and a fun hop!

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  4. Love that first card so much. Piece of art!!!

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  5. Lovely and sweet, thx for the inspiration

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  6. Super cute cards! I love the gold overlay on the flowers!

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  7. That second card with the metallic blooms backed with the gradation in color... Wow! Just Wow!

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  8. I absolutely adore this release! Your cards are so beautiful. Love the metallic blooms and leaves....great idea. Thanks for sharing and have a great day everyone. Ciao :)

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  9. Your cards are awesome! I love the bright colors and the gold embossing.

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  10. Love the watercoloring on the thanks so much card

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  11. Simply gorgeous! The stamps are awesome and you made them awesomer! :)

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  12. Your water coloring is neat! The flowers in gold are gorgeous! So very nicely done! TFS

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  13. Gorgeous designs! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Three wonderful cards, I especially like what you did on the 3rd one.

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  15. Fancy Thanks and Love You So are my two favorites from this release so I was glad to see that you used both of them!! Great cards! TFS!

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  16. Beautiful cards! I love that script - so pretty!

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  17. I love how you've die cut the gold foil carstock using the Bold Blossom and adding that wonderful sentiment from Fancy Thanks..... thanks.

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  18. These are gorgeous.. that stag is my favorite!!! I love how fun your projects are.

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  19. You made beautiful cards with these great stamps ! I love your watercolour background on the first card.

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  20. Rockin' it out again, Donna!! Still love that stag and love what you've done with him and how well he works with all the new goods... fab-u-lous!
    =] Michele

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  21. Fantastic cards! I really love that last one with all the pops of color.

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  22. So pretty, love the watercolor effect!!

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  23. Your watercoloring is always so gorgeous, Donna! And I love the gold foil cardstock for the blooms, too! This release by Julie & Ellen is fantastic!

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  24. Love the pops of color! Thank you for sharing. Blessings, Lisa

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  25. Love the gold on the flowers. Simply beautiful

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  26. Beautiful cards Donna. Love those greetings and the style of the letters. The water colored background looks great on the first one... also love the sponged circles on the last card. :)

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  27. Beautiful cards! I LOVE the 'Love you so' so so much.

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  28. I love that stag die cut on watercolor! Fabulous
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  29. Adore your creations...so perfect in every way!!!

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  30. Love the metallic on the flowers and the sentiment card.

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  31. The stag card is remarkable. I love the technique.

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  32. Who woulda thunk... that metallic cardstock? How incredibly awesome!! Thanks so much for your inspiration!!

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  33. Your cards are so clever! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Loved the deer card and all the rest were great too. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Gorgeous cards Donna!!! Love the cool watercolor effects!!

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  36. Nice cards, love all the sentiments on the one card it is in my wish list!!

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  37. Always such an interesting take of things.

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  38. Great color combos....wonderful cards!!!!

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  39. Oh how pretty; the gold on those flowers is amazing!

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  40. donna,

    I love your cards the deer with the gold and the sentiment and watercolor background is fab

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  41. You always impress me with your design talents. Thes cards ROCK!

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  42. I love your cards...what wonderful ideas.

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  43. everyone one this blog hop has created such gorgeous cards with the bold blooms!!

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  44. Love the "spots" - perfect for a little sentiment. Gold is cool too.

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  45. I love these cards, the gold is such a great look.

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  46. Super fabulous cards!! So colorful!!!

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  47. Each of your cards has a wow factor. Love the gold rose dies!

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  48. Prize Stag was a favorite Christmas die for me - love this card. Bold Flowers seems to be my fav stamp and die sets for this release. Thanks

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  49. Lots of cuteness and I love the gold Blossoms.

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  50. I spy a few of my favorite things: deer and gold! Love your cards - beautiful designs. Thank you for sharing. ~ Carol W.

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  51. Wow, I love all of your cards. Thanks for your inspiration.

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  52. LOVE LOVE LOVE that prize stag! Your card is superb :)

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  53. Beautiful work on your
    cards! Love the coloring
    on the first one.
    Carla from Utah

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  54. Beautiful cards and I really like that these stamp sets can really work well together. Thank you very much!

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  55. The stag...it feels like it shouldn't fit, but it so completely does! I love it!

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  56. I love the flowers with th gold die cuts! So pretty.

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  57. Those golf foil flowers Unbelievable! Just beautiful

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  58. I love your cards my favorite is the friend card this is quite the package :-)

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  59. Love the cards. Such simple techniques with a "wow" result.

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  60. The thanks card is my favorite. Thanks for the inspiration

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  61. Three terrific hits! Each card is wonderful in and of itself, but the sentiment card using stamps from Love You So with various colors of distress inks really stuck in my mind.

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  62. Love Love Love your cards!! So bright and beautiful!!! Thank you sooo much for sharing :)))

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  63. Beautiful cards! Love the colors ♥

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  64. What a fab new release! Your cards are simply delightful, Jo x

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  65. Donna, I love what you did with these amazing products. A must have in my book. thanks for the chance to win.

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  66. Fantastic release. Beautiful cards, I especially liked the distressed ink card with the sentiments, very pretty. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  67. Love your cards. Who doesn't love a little white space. Thanks for sharing!

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  68. wonderful examles of possibilities with such a great release. Really liked the clever use of sign areaas for messages!

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  69. Love your projects! They are great! This is a fantastic release. Love EH!!!! :-)

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  70. Beautiful cards, Donna! Love the bold flowers in gold.

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  71. These are really great cards. Thanks for sharing your creative vision.

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  72. Super pretty cards! Thanks for sharing with us :)

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  73. Pretty cards!!! Love the colors you used...

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  74. This is truly one of the best release I've seen. Your cards are truly a work of art.

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  75. LOVE those gold embossed flowers---great card, great design!

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  76. Your cards are truly lovely! What an unexpected use of the stag die in the first card-love it!

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  77. I guess my favorite card is the Love You card with all the sentiments. The flowers with the die cuts embossed in gold is beautiful. You have done a great job. TFS

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  78. Very pretty. I just love watercolor. excellent job

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  79. Absolutely love your bold blossoms with the gold embossing.

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  80. Great job! Love the items in this release!!!

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  81. Love the colors in your cards. The colors in the flowers on your second card are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing, and for the giveaway!

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  82. Gorgeous cards! The stag is a surprise & so cute. The Bold Flowers done in gold are just awesome. love them both!

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  83. love the gold floral with the colored cardstock backgrounds-just so lovely!!!

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  84. Loved all three cards... especially the watercolor effect in the first one. Thanks for sharing..

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  85. You really rock the watercolor look. It is awesome with gold. Fabulous cards.

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  86. Great cards and techniques. Lovin' this new release!
    ~God bless~

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  87. Three great cards! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the chance to win!

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  88. Gorgeous cards! The sentiment one is brilliant! I LOVE how you used them all over your card:)

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  89. Beautiful eye candy, Donna! I really love how you designed the last one, but they are all amazing!

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  90. Love your combination of color and sparkle! Thanks for sharing!

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  91. Just bought a 6x6 of foil cardstock & want to try the rose die cut overlay now that I have seen your card!

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  92. Gorgeous. I love your foil die cuts backed with colored card stock. They really pop!!

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  93. So pretty - love the water colors and the gold overlay.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  94. Beautiful cards, sis! That gold foil flowers are so pretty. How exciting and congrats on this blog hop.

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  95. Fabulous cards! I especially love the gold foil blooms card! So pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  96. The new release has a lot of fun images. Thanks for the ideas on how to use them.

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  97. Wonderful projects! The blooms were just beautiful! Thanks for the great ideas!

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  98. Fantastic cards. You've done a fabulous job here on all of them.

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  99. Great set of cards. I love how the gold worked with the flower die cuts and then the background you used, too.

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  100. I love your cards. The bold colors are great with these sets.

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  101. Great cards! I love the color combinations you used. Thanks for sharing!

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  102. Really love your color combinations. This set has a great font that would make a great addition to my sentiments. Thanks for sharing!

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  103. Your cards are amazing and so unique. I love the Prize Stag die and matching water colors. The Bold Blossom is a must have on my wish list and the Love You So Set is fabulous! Great job on all of these cards. Thank you for all your inspiration and techniques.

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  104. Love your Midas touch, Donna! Beautiful showcase of these stamps! LOVE all the cards!

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  105. Beautiful cards, Donna! I love the way the die cuts look being cut out of the gold foil. Very pretty.

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  106. Lovely cards, especially like the watercolor effect.

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  107. Your cards are just beautiful---thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!

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  108. Wonderful cards! I really love the combination of the gold die cuts over the jewel tones. Pretty!

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  109. Love the background wash of the first card.

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  110. What fun cards! Love the font on the sentiment and thanks for the chance to win!

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  111. I just love your watercolor technique! Very pretty and bright!

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  112. love your cards, so cool to see all the different ways to use the new goodies!

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  113. Adorable! I just love that watercolor card w/the stag - so cute!!

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  114. Donna--- these are so fab! I LOVE your style and creativity! Wish I could craft like you! FAB x1000000000 all around:)

    Hope you are doing well <3

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  115. Beautiful cards. Beautiful stamps. Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity to participate in the game.
    Regards,
    Bozena

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  116. Fantastic cards! Thanks to Julie and Ellen!

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  117. They are all truly gorgeous cards, but that third one just took my breath away. Stunning!

    Hugs,
    Snoopy :D

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  118. The more I see, the more I have to have everything!

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  119. Love the cards! The gold really makes them pop. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

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  120. Great cards! I love the last one with all the LOVE YOU statements! So fun with the splashes of color behind the words!

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  121. I love your cards! I love the watercolors!

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  122. Beautiful cards Donna. Love the bold florals...well Roses are my favorites. The colorful sentiment card is also just stunning. TFS

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  123. Great work of art, I like the prize stag!

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  124. Love the use of gold on your cards!! Julie Ebersole's sentiments and handwriting are awesome!! Your cards are beautiful, Donna!!

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  125. Such fun, beautiful cards...and a great release..love it!

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  126. Gorgeous cards! I like the colours and the gold. :)

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  127. These are great, I can't decide if I like the 2nd or 3rd card best! :)

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  128. Great cards - I love the "gold" on the flowers

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  129. So cute! Always looking for fun script stamps!

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  130. All great cards, Donna! But, I really love the water color with the brush stroke sentiment - a perfect match. Thanks for sharing!

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  131. Beautiful cards Donna! I'm loving the gold touches, so pretty!

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  132. What fun cards!!! I love the fun gold roses with the colored die cuts underneath!! So beautiful!

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  133. Love all your colorful cards, and thanks for sharing all different techniques - watercolor, die cuts (LOVE the gold with colored card stock!) and ink blending! I need the reminders sometimes about all the tools and techniques.

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  134. Such beautiful cards! The gold flower cut outs on top of water colored flowers is stunning!

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  135. What pretty cards...love the water colouring on the first , gold die cuts on the 2nd and inked halos on the last.

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  136. The bold blooms are my fave! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  137. Lovely cards. Love the gold roses. You have given some great ideas.

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  138. I really like the water color look with the Love you stamp set. Your cards are beautiful.

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  139. Love your colorful cards and also the new release by Julie!

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  140. FABULOUS creations!!! Those bold blooms die-cut from gold are absolutely STUNNING!! Love this release!

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  141. Gorgeous cards. I especially like the gold cardstock you diecut for the flowers. So pretty!

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  142. I liked the idea of gold die cut flowers. So pretty.

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  143. I love the gold highlights on the flowers! And I wish my handwriting looked even just a fraction this nice :)

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  144. I just love your card with the Bold Blossoms and sentiment embossed in gold.. just beautiful. I have seen this set used in so many different ways, it is beginning to be one of my favorites in this new release.

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  145. Your cards are fabulous, Donna! I love this new release!!!

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  146. I love the second card, the colors are stunning with bold wording.

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  147. Donna, I like the idea of using the gold foil cardstock on the bloom card. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

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  148. Great cards! This is a fun blog hop! I really like the way you used the foil cardstock with the Bold Blossoms die! Very pretty effect!

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  149. Wonderful cards. My fave is the floral one with the gold.

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  150. wow... all your cards are just so gorgeous!!

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  151. Oh my, Donna...your cards are gorgeous! That stag...those flowers...the water-colouring...all are perfect companions to complement this fabulous, versatile, love-the-font new sentiment set. Once again, in awe...everything you touch is just so magical!
    Hugs~c

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  152. Love all your cards -- the new sentiment set is awesome. And the watercolors are so soft and pretty.

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  153. I like your cards, especially the watercolor in the first one and the bold blooms in the second one, really nice.

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  154. WOW! Gorgeous Bold Blooms card! I love the gold accents!

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  155. Love the blossom die cut out of gold card stock and the watercoloring! All of your cards are lovely.

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  156. Fab cards! That deer is just too cute!

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  157. Wonderful cards!!! Love your inspiration and this new release:)

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  158. how do I pick my fav? I don't they are all AMAZING

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  159. Fabulous cards made Donna Love it all!!

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  160. These are awesome! Love the clean and bold style...

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  161. I knew your cards would do justice to this collection! Can't wait to see what else you come up with using Julie's quirky style of stamps and dies!

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