Friday, April 22, 2011

Gina K Designs Release Inspiration Hop: Day 1

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Day One of the Gina K Designs Release Inspiration hop!  Today we are spotlighting Garden Silhouettes, this month's One Free with 3 set AND Timeless Textures.  

First up, is the bright happy circle card that I posted yesterday, but for those of you just hopping by today -it will be new to you.  I inked the flower bloom and stems with 2 little ColorBox cat eyes inks (they are the perfect size for doing this) and the pattern paper is Echo Park Springtime.  For the card base, I used a 5x5 square card that I bought in a pack of 5 (with envies) for $1 at my LSS.  I used the Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities to cut it into the large circle card base.
Next I have a card using both sets.  I LOVE the delicate pattern of this background stamp from Timeless Textures and thought it would be perfect against this flower.  AND in looking around the other girls hopping today, I'm not the only one-lol!  Once again, I inked up the flower stamp with 2 colors.  For the white frame panel, I used the Spellbinders Long Rectangles die templates and embossed around the image.  I've never done this technique before, but at the Spellbinders retreat I was shown how, and sure enough, it's easier than I thought.
Tip: when doing embossing with the Spellbinders die templates and Gina K stamps, I find it easier to stamp the image first, then position the die around the image and tape it down to secure it in place.  You could emboss the frame first and use your Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the image, but I find it easier to just tape the die template down.

For even more samples of these new sets, you can visit each of the GKD Design Team blogs listed below.  Make sure you leave a comment here and on each of their blogs because Gina is going to draw two randomly chosen winners from all of the blog comments, and each will get a stamp set of their choice valued at up to $24.95!  Gina will announce the winners on her blog tomorrow.
Thank you for stopping by!  I will leave you with a couple close up pictures.  Be sure to stop by Saturday as I will have a little blog candy to share, AND come back Monday for Day Two of the Inspiration Hop!





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175 comments:

  1. so pretty! I was inspired by you to do a round card this hop, myself! Fantastic cards as usual Michelle!

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  2. Wonderful cards Michelle. Have a Happy Easter.

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  3. The new stamps are awesome. I love the texture they add and flowers are always good.

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  4. fun cards Michelle- love them!

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  5. Love the scalloped card, soooo springy!

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  6. Well, you know which one I am just a lovin'! that kraft and purple one sooo rocks! And your circle creation, AWEsome! where do you get your crinkly ribbon?

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  7. Love the first card! So pretty!

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  8. That kraft&purple card is just beautiful - great colors those two paired together =) TFS!

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  9. love that circle card!! I have the square and circle grand nesties, just not the Grand Calibur yet!! LOL Love the little strip of stripes!! Gorgeous :) hugs to you and Happy Easter!

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  10. Beautiful cards. Thanks for inspiring.

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  11. Both are so beautiful, Michelle! I love this set.

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  12. Beautiful cards and wonderful inspiration, Michelle!

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  13. I hope you all know that I am going to have to purchase the grand calibur and grand nestabilities after this blog hop..hehehe shhh..don't tell the hubby! -TinaG

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  14. Wonderful cards, Michelle!!! Especially like the round scalloped card... I'm really taking to those lately!! By the way, LOVE your blog heading!!!!

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  15. love the purple and kraft combo

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  16. I love the shaped card. Both were lovely.

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  17. Such pretty cards. Really love the round one - shaped cards are so fun!

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  18. Love the happy colors on the shaped card, so delightful!

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  19. Beautiful cards. I love the scalloped circle card.

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  20. Great cards, really like the round one.

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  21. Wonderful diversity on your cards! Love the die cutting and embossing too!

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  22. love your "springy" many thanks card..

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  23. Love the colors in the first card! So bright and cheery! And the muted feel of the second is perfect for a sympathy card.

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  24. These cards are both so pretty! I just love shape cards and this flower combinations will be a good addition. Tks for sharing.

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  25. You sure had that Cuttlebug a cranking! Excellent examples of the power of the new stamps!

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  26. Gorgeous cards, thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent~

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  27. Great cards. I especially love the round card. But then I love the use of the craft stock on the other. Hmmmm, which is my favorite? O, I guess both are! HEHE

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  28. Beautiful cards Michelle! Love these stamps. :)

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  29. Love both of your cards. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  30. Spectacular cards, Michelle. I love the birghtness of your circle card and love the softness of your second one. Great bg on it too.

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  31. love that you put it on cuttlebug background - it gives you texture on texture

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  32. Beautiful cards Michelle. I love the round card...so cute and springy..love the colors and the layout.

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  33. Wow, I so love your scallop circle card. Very pretty and 'springy.'

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  34. Another inspiring hop! Thanks for all the creative ideas, now I need to sit and do something with the ideas.....new stamps would really inspire me......LOL

    Diane

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  35. Very cute, thanks for sharing.

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  36. The yellow and white card is so fresh and cheery love it

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  37. Great cards...I especially like the texture you used with the flowers on the second card. Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Very pretty.. Love your ideas and use of dies too. Thnx for haring.
    hugs,
    Dottie

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  39. I loved these cards last night and love them even more now that I can take the time to study them. Really pretty!

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  40. These cards are beautiful. I think these flowers are a hit!

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  41. Love these! The first one is so bright and cheerful and I really like the round format. The second is soft and subtle - so pretty! I love the embossing around the edge and the little bit of bling.

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  42. Love the bright green and yellow! Such a lovely spring-time combination!

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  43. Beautiful cards, love the rhinestones!!

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  44. "Many Thanks" to you for sharing your wonderful cards. Love 'em both but your Many Thanks round card is awesome.

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  45. Love the cards. Im wanting to do a round card now. loved all the layers and scallops. Beautiful

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  46. Beautiful cards. It is amazing how much the texture adds to the card!

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  47. 2 Beautiful cards!!!! Have a Blessed Easter!
    xxx
    Dutch Tulip
    Marja

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  48. Nice cards - love the round scallop!

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  49. Beautiful cards Michelle! I love your round card! The grands would sure make round cards easier!

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  50. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the tip about the nestibilities.

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  51. Have to admit, your bright, sunny scalloped card makes my heart sing! I'm ready for Spring and in Oregon we haven't had much sun, mainly rain, rain, rain. Great job on both cards!
    Blessings~
    catherinesangels@yahoo.com

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  52. These cards are very nice! I love the colors in the first one. Thank You!

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  53. Love both your cards, the kraft one with the purple twine caught my eye last night. Love the embossing that doesn't detract from your image!

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  54. Absolutely love the circle card.

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  55. Really like the single flower on the texture background. Very lovely.

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  56. Very pretty cards--I love the colors and the designs

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  57. Hi Michelle~

    What pretty cards. I love cards that have a simple floral focus. They can be used for anything!

    Thank you for sharing such wonderful cards. I love the green ribbon on the first card...so bright! So summery! Is that seam binding? (Are those even the right words?!)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

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  58. Absolutely love the circular card. So springlike. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  59. Love both of your cards...these two sets have endless possibilities.
    crafty teacher

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  60. I always forget to ask people what size of the Spellbinders do you use for making cards like what you did?? Cards are great!!

    TFS
    Jackie
    jmpresearch@gmail.com

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  61. Your round card makes me think of sunshine! Considering the dreary rainy-ness we've had in Ohio this spring, I'll take a dose of sunshine wherever I can find it! :)

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  62. Beautiful! Love the kraft and purple, so much texture!
    Blessings Bernie

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  63. Luv both cards..will have to add note to self to try a round card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  64. Gorgeous Cards!! Love shaped cards & your colors are stunning!!

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  65. Fun cards! Love the shaped one. And the embossing is fun! Happy Easter.

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  66. I'm so thankful that y'all share your ideas with us. Wonderful inspirational creativity!

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  67. So sweet! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  68. Lovely cards. I especially like the circle one and its cheerful colors. Also the embossing adds such a nice touch to cards.

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  69. Your first round card really delighted my senses. Nice work. Aren't these stamps super!

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  70. Love it Michelle! The added bling sets of the simple lines of your cards!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Marie

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  71. I love both of your cards but the round one really caught my eye. Lovely. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  72. Love both of them, but the first one just shouts spring!..lovely.

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  73. The violet and kraft are beautiful together! And the circle card is just so cheery!!

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  74. Wow these are awsome I love the both! But I really love the yellow one I thinks it so pretty!

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  75. Those textures are just fab. Love your cards Michelle & the colors are beautiful. Pat x

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  76. I just keep coming back to your page, Love the cards and the colors you have used,

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  77. WOWZAS girlie!!! LOVE the fresh, happy feel of your yellow circle card and the second one is simply elegant!!! :)

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  78. Michelle, your *for you* kraft card is just perfect. LOVE it!

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  79. Beautiful, Michelle, Love the round card and the layering of the patterned paper.

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  80. The simple design of the garden set is sooooooo inspiring!

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  81. Beautiful Cards!!! Very creative!

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  82. Love both the cards but have to admit that the subtle colors of the kraft card really tug at me. There are some really fabulous stamps in the release!

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  83. I just love that first card. Seems like it offers a sign of true spring with its great colors and the flower. Thank you so very much for the inspiration.

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  84. Great card! Will have to try this out!

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  85. i just love these cards. They are now on my to make list. Thanks for posting.

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  86. Such pretty cards Michelle! The first is so bright and springy, and I love all the texture in your second card too!!

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  87. I am dying to try a circle card, yours is lovely so bright and sunny!

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  88. Really like the cards, so much texture. Really great job! Thanks for sharing :)

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  89. Both look great Michelle. I like how springy the first one is. Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!

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  90. I love the scallop circle card!!! Thanks for the inspiration!
    herzigfam

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  91. Beautiful cards! I love your color choices!

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  92. Very nice cards! I love the round one!
    DeniseB

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  93. Beautiful. I love the the fun circle card.

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  94. WOW!!!! Sooo amazingly gorgeous!!! I love the scalloped circle card!!! I will have to try this!!! Thank you for the inspiration!!!!

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  95. Like them all!!

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  96. The spellbinders grands are really impressive and the circle and scallops made such a darling spring card. Love what you did the the new stamp sets. :)

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  97. love these 2 cards. simple but absolutely beautiful.

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  98. Love, love the circle card and the yellow is so pretty. TFS!

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  99. Excellent job on both of these cards~ Don't know which I like better actually~~

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  100. Great cards--my fav is the cheery round one.

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  101. I have picked up several of those $1 cards myself at my LSS and I'm going to try making a round card with my nesties also. Yours turned out so beautiful - love the bright colors you used!

    Carmen L
    cal8007 at aol dot com

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  102. I love your pretty round card with the sparkly flower centers! I most especially love the Textured BG & embossed card!!!

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  103. Loved the cards - thanks for showing the closeups.

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  104. Both cards are great. Nice designs.

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  105. Your cards are so pretty Michelle!!

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  106. Love those cards! Thanks for the tip on embossing...

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  107. Love your circle card Michelle and thanks for the top on embossing with dies.

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  108. Michelle these are wonderful!! I lvoe the bright happiness feel of the first one and the soft pretty look of the second one. Awesome!

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  109. Love the bright colors of the scallop circle card.

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  110. Michelle -- love both your cards, but I have to say the sunny yellow one is my favourite this time. Hope you have a sunny, happy Easter!

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  111. The round scalloped card is so pretty.

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  112. Both cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.

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  113. Love the crisp clean cards. By the time I'm finished seeing all the different takes on the "new" in stamps I have so many ideas rolling around in my head for them. Thanks!

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  114. Such fun cards. Cant help but smile when looking at the thank you card. Know the recipient would enjoy just as much as I did.

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  115. I really like that stenciled look...NICE job!

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  116. The round-shaped card frames the stamps so well! Thanks for the great idea

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  117. WOW! Both are fabulous and wonderful, Michelle! Beautiful cards and design! You so rock the shape cards. Have a Blessed Easter Weekend!

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  118. These new stamps are great and you did an awesome job making these cards.

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  119. Love both of your cards. Especially the circle diecut card. I enjoy a different take on cards!!

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  120. Beautiful, just wonderful work you did on your cards.
    Happy Holidays

    Donna Przy...

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  121. Garden Silhouettes and Timeless Treasures are a great pair together. I appreciate your sharing your lovely cards, and I totally love your tips.

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  122. Beautiful cards, Michelle -- I especially like the purple and kraft combo! Happy Easter!

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  123. Such pretty cards. You always inspire me. Thanks for the embossing tip.

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  124. Hi Michelle,:) I love scallops! You did a fabulous job on the first card. The second card I love all the textures! That stamp is one to be had! I hope I win some so I can play with it too LOL!
    hugs,
    Leonie

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  125. Both are such cards Michelle. I love the shape card~it makes me smile :o) Have a Happy Easter.

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  126. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  127. Flowers, texture, color and pizzaz, great combinations make for beautiful cards!

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  128. These are gorgeous! Love the bright and cheery circle card, and the beautiful way you've showcased your image in your second card!

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  129. Two cards, both so different but both so beautiful!

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  130. I luv the round card -- very unique.

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  131. Scallop cards are my favorite & now I know why. That is a beauty. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

    Traci Lord
    3team3lord3@comcast.net

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  132. WOW! I love the yellow circle card! Very eye catching, Michelle. TFS with us!

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  133. BOTH cards are fabulous. Love the yellow circle one tho if have to choose a fave.

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  134. Beautiful creation.. Thanks for sharing.


    Wendy K in Chicago

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  135. This is a very simple but definately not plain and boring card. Beautifully done.

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  136. Love your cards. This texture stamp set is awesome.

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  137. Love your round card. I still haven't made one yet. I love all the texture and detail on your "For You" card. Thanks for sharing.

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  138. Your circle card is so cute and fresh! Love your use of the Timeless Textures, too.

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  139. This reminds me of Summer and warm weather..Just gorgeous.

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  140. Love your shaped cards - they're so fun and fresh and with elements that I can just pick up and run with. Very cool to share.

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  141. Thanks for the embossing tip. I need all the help I can get. I believe circle cards may become a favorite. Yours is beautiful.

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  142. Pretty cards, loved the bright colors on the first one

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  143. I just love the circle cards! What did you use to cut it out? My spellbinders doesn't work with two pieces of paper at the same time. Sorry, BUT I am new to this but loving this blog!

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