Friday, July 17, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Splash of Color Blog Hop + Giveaway

It's Summertime..and Simon Says Stamp has released a new summertime collection of stamps, dies and inks...Splash of Color!!  I am so excited to be a part of the Splash of Color Blog Hop today, celebrating this release with some incredible artists!!
This release is full of fun, sweet stamp and die sets, along with twelve new amazing color inks, all celebrating this fun, colorful time of year!!  
I was asked to share the wonderful set of nautical themed stamps, the Sail Away stamp set, with you today!    I especially LOVE the sentiments in this set...simple but very meaningful...my ideas for creating with them were simple in their design, as well!!   I made three cards to share with you...here's my first...
I especially loved this quote by Elizabeth Edwards.  She was wife to a 2008 presidential candidate as she battled breast cancer, which sadly, took her life several years later.  She said she wanted her children and grandchildren to think of and remember her as one who "...stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails"...powerful and profound!  I stamped on wood veneer paper and cut out my sailboat...the sails cut from patterned paper.  There is also a set of  coordinating dies for this set as well as some very cool wave dies in this release that would compliment this set wonderfully...I've linked them below my list of supplies for you to check out!  
 I love that clear stamps can be "bent", so I bent this quote stamp to mimic waves and sponged some Simon Says Stamp Maliblue ink over it for the water...

 The second card, I fussy cut then silver embossed the anchor... several times , pierced a hole in the top and threaded twine through and around the anchor.  I used a Simon heart  die for a pattern, and watercolored the heart on watercolor paper...
 Another very cool and wonderful sentiment in the set for this card.  Here's a close up...

I used some distress ink and water brush for a watercolor effect on my third card to go with yet another amazing sentiment! 
  I used a small Simon heart die to make a pink heart to layer and adhere over the "v" in "love"...just thought it looked cool:)!!  The imperfections in the sentiment make is cool and interesting!   Here's a close up...
Now...for the giveaway!!  Each stop on the hop will receive a Simon says Stamp Prize pack, randomly selected by Simon on JULY 21st, so make sure you leave a comment for a chance to win...leave a comment on each blog and you will have NINE chances to win!! 
Thanks so much for visiting my blog on the hop!!  The next stop on the hop is the amazingly talented Kristina Werner!!   
The hop begins at the Simon Says Stamp Blog, so if you encounter any broken links while "hopping", you can head  back there for a full list of participants!
Happy Hopping!!

Things I used on my cards:





 Here's the Splash of Color Release!!...

371 comments:

  1. I love the simplicity of your cards! For me being CAS is difficult sometimes. But you do it so well. Your sentiments are wonderful! I really like the Sail Away set.

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  2. Gorgeous cards! I love how you let the awesome sentiments shine! :)

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  3. The Elizabeth Edwards quote is beautiful and I love how you've shaped it to mimic waves in the sea.

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  4. These uplifting sentiments are the best and your card designs are so pretty!

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  5. those sayings are wonderful.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  6. So sweet and perfect! LOVE the watercolor touches!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  7. Really lovely cards. They are simple yet give off such a great feel. Happy summer!

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  8. I love these! I'm really crushing on what you've done with the anchor! That's so ingenious!

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  9. I love that little sailboat! so cute

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  10. Beautiful cards and I love the sentiments in the Sail Away set.

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  11. I love the cards - simple but powerful!

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  12. Gorgeous cards. Just love those simple heartfelt sentiments.

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  13. That's my fav quote, too, and I love how you bent it!!

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  14. Your cards are really fantastic, the sentiments are just superb!!

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  15. What lovely simple cards! The quote from Elizabeth Edwards is one of my favs as well. It is a clever idea to use the wood veneer paper for the sailboat. The second card is wonderful -- very simple but does a good job of reinforcing hope!

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  16. Great cards. I know anyone would love to get one. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. What lovely simple cards! The quote from Elizabeth Edwards is one of my favs as well. It is a clever idea to use the wood veneer paper for the sailboat. The second card is wonderful -- very simple but does a good job of reinforcing hope!

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  18. The clean, simple look of your cards make them stand out. Awesome cards.

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  19. These are beautiful. I love that little sailboat and the sentiment on the first card.

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  20. nice cards, I love the colors on this release. Thanks

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  21. SOOOOOO awesome! Love all the fun sentiments too, they are fabulous!

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  22. Love your cards Lisa, Always just perfect!!

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  23. striking cards! simple and elegant!

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  24. Wonderful CAS designs!!!

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  25. Wonderful cards & love how you finished the anchor!

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  26. Fabulous CAS cards!!!

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  27. Clean & Simple but so stylish. The sail colors are wonderful. The sentiment is wonderful.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  28. I totally love this sail boat set!

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  29. Great cards! Love the use of these new fantastic ink colors!

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  30. the sentiments are very meaningful. Not the usual "happy" "goofy" sentiment.
    Love how you bent the stamp to create a wave effect. I forget about doing that.
    the cards are wonderful.
    thanks so much for sharing.

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  31. Lovely cards! Great design and use of colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. The silver embossed anchor is fantastic!! I love the CAS cards - I find them more powerful than fussy over embellished ones...

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  33. Gorgeous cards! Love how you made the sentiment on the first card "wavy"

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  34. Simple, thoughtful cards! Well done!

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  35. The first card's sentiment is just SO amazing. I love how you created each project!

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  36. These are great. So simple and so wonderful

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  37. Love the watercolored heart

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  38. Love the paper pieced sail boat.

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  39. Love the colors and the sentiments! Great cards!

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  40. Awesome cards!! I love that they used the quote for the sentiment... Not a usual thing I would expect from a stamp set, but I love it! :)

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  41. Thank you for sharing your cards with us.

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  42. Beautiful creations!

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  43. Love love love the anchor and heart...probably have to case that one😃

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  44. Adorable cards! Love the anchor and the sentiments!

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  45. Great cards... simple but carry a lot of inspiration words.

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  46. Your designs are beautiful and moving, perfectly accenting the sentiments.

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  47. All three cards are beautifully CAS. Love them!

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  48. These cards are so simple but so gorgeous. I love the one with the boat.

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  49. fabulous! Love how you used all the sentiments!!

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  50. Wonderful cards!! Love them and this new release:)

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  51. Fantastic cards. So simple and lovely.

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  52. I love your clean and simple approach!! The new release is so full of fun stuff!

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  53. Cute cards. I like the watercoloring.

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  54. Super cute cards and I too love that sentiment! :o)

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  55. Love the beautiful simplicity of your cards today, Lisa! thanks so much for sharing your inspiration !

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  56. This is so different and gorgeous!!! Love it!!!

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  57. This is so different and gorgeous!!! Love it!!!

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  58. Really cute cards. The clean style is really striking. Great summery collection.

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  59. Nice cards. I love the watercolor and simplicity!

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  60. once again, you've made some great cards! love your style.

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  61. These blow me away (no pun intended). I am absolutely stunned. At first I saw one and fell in love, then the second was JUST as pretty and then the third showed up and I loved that (if possible) even MORE! I want that in huuuge size on the bedroom wall. *smiles*
    TFS!

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  62. Great wavy curve of the sentiment! All three of your cards are fabulous!

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  63. Great cards. I love the boat - so cute!

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  64. I love the heart with the anchor and the yellow and blue ocean one!! those are cool!!

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  65. love the cards and that first sentiment is just so perfect

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  66. Your cards are amazing.....simple and so elegant. I love watercolor and think it adds so much to each card!

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  67. Fantastic cards, very different, simple and beautiful.

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  68. Wow!! Your cards are stunning. I really like the simplicity and at first I thought that anchor was a charm until I read your description. Fabulous design!!

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  69. Curving the sentiment makes a great touch!

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  70. I love the sail boat card.

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  71. Great cards! I really love the anchor and the sentiment that you put with it.

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  72. Love your clean and simple cards, they are wonderful.

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  73. Love your sail. Reminds me of Joseph's multi colored coat😄

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  74. I like the striped sail and the simplicity of these cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  75. the striped sails and the CAS designs really appeal to me!

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  76. That stripped sail is awesome.... Love this card

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  77. Beautiful cards! They really showcase this great release so well!

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  78. The quote is beautiful and I love your cards. So simple yet beautiful. Loved the colors you used

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  79. Great cards. I love the wavy look you gave to the sentiment -- perfect!

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  80. Love your cards what fun colors in your sail boat.

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  81. I love your idea with the anchor on the heart, great use of materials I already have from the July kit 😁👏

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  82. Your cards are lovely. The sentiments on each one are super! You did an amazing job on them. Thanks for sharing.

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  83. The cards are very pretty in their simplicity.

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  84. Love the striped sail :)

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  85. I'm loving the clever little archer charm that you made using the anchor die...so many possibilities!

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  86. Thank you for sharing your cards and giving us an idea on product usage. I really like the quotes. We need good quotes in stamping. I sure have some but clearly not enough. The summer release looks to be a lot of fun. I'm loving the new ink colors...WOW! DELICIOUS !!!

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  87. I love the simplicity of your cards and the sentiments in this set are awesome.

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  88. Lovely, simple and clean cards!

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  89. Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  90. I love that anchor. And using the heart on the ocean card... it occurred to me that lots of hearts bubbling up from the ocean floor would be cute!

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  91. i love the simplicity - i could use more simple ;)

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  92. What awesome and colorful cards!

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  93. There are some great sentiments in this set. And new ink, I love new ink.

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  94. I love the sailboat with the sweet quote underneath.

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  95. Beautiful cards. Thank you for the info about the Elizabeth Edwards' quote - she was truly an inspiring lady. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us.

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  96. Love your cards, so simple yet very striking.

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  97. These cards are perfect!! I love the sentiments!

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  98. I love your beautiful and inspiring cards, and the watercolors are lovely. Thanks very much for a chance to win. Michelle t

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  99. Love your simple designs...refreshing!

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  100. I love how simple these are! I have a hard time just doing a simple card! These are such great inspiration to me!

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  101. They really are great sentiments, and you've done a wonderful job of highlighting them. I love the way your cards let the sentiments shine.

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  102. Love your cards! Great new colors!

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  103. So simple and beautiful! The shiny anchor is my fav!

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  104. Your cards are so beautiful.

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  105. Great way to show the new ink colours. Thank you for that!
    Your cards are perfect, I love CAS!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Judith

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  106. I really like your cards. They are clean and simple and the sentiments are perfect for them Love all of them. I like how you embossed the anchor. Great designs..Nice job. TFS

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  107. I love the simplicity and beauty of your cards. The sail away set is my favorite!

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  108. I really love how you made the sentiments the focal point. Beautiful cards!

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  109. I had a sail boat when I was young and looking back, it was my most single most favorite activity (except once when the winds were so strong I couldn’t get back to shore). I sure wish I still had it and could go sailing again. This release and your cards made me think of it. Nice ink colors, nice stamps.

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  110. Just a cute card and what a great SSS release.

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  111. Wow great card. I learned something on the quote, great inspiration!!

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  112. i love love love the simple two tones water card, it's fab, the others are awesome too btw ;-) thank you for sharing

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  113. Loving the sailboat die and stamp. Great cards.

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  114. Just love how you highlighted the sentiment on your first card.

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  115. Cute cards!! I especially liked the anchor sentiment!

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  116. Beautiful cards with beautiful messages. The Elizabeth Edwards quote is one of my favorites for a friend going through difficult times.

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  117. Great cards! Love the sentiment!

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  118. Three different cards! I love your use of the products! Very creative!

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  119. Love the CAS design of your layouts! Such classy and beautiful cards:)

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  120. Simple, sweet...simply sweet! I love the little boat and sentiment!

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  121. Loving these cards and the anchor sentiment is grand! TFS

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  122. Love your watercoloring and also the lovely quote. I did not know it originated with Elizabeth Edwards! You have so many cute tricks, like using the tiny heart for the "v" in love. So cute!

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  123. It's amazing how different everyone's cards are. These are simply lovely, Lisa.

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  124. Simply beautiful wonderful cards

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  125. Fantastic cards! I am especially loving the simplicity of the anchor card.

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  126. How beautiful and so very very creative. I love how you used the distress inks.

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  127. Cute cards! Love the first one!

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  128. Love your sweet and simple style!

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  129. Cue cards! I like the look of the pattern paper as the sailboat sail!

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  130. Wonderful cards, my favourite being the sailboat. Especially as I just got the sailboat die from the last monthly sss kit :). The new inks are so Pretty.

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  131. Great ideas on both cards. Love the sentiments on your cards.

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  132. This is such a sweet card! So many wonderful new products.

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  133. Love your cards. Very simple and affective.

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  134. Love the sailboat and sentiment!
    Jeanne in Denver.

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  135. Love your cards. Each are so unique. Love the sentiment on the sailboat card. Thanks for sharing.

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  136. Love the wooden boat...and the glorious watercolor, as well. The wave you put in the sentiment is perfect.

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  137. Love the wooden boat...and the glorious watercolor, as well. The wave you put in the sentiment is perfect.

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  138. Love all the cards! My favorite was the heart one. What a neat idea.

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  139. Really cool ideas. The phrases are so lovely.

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  140. I love these cards deeper than the ocean! and that quote on the first card is so inspirational...I would love to get that card! <3

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  141. Love the cards and the simplicity of them.

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  142. Gorgeous cards! Love the sentiment "wave" what a fun idea!

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  143. Love all your CAS cards, and the sentiments (some of my faves) are perfect with your images!

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  144. Such great ideas for this nautical set...love the quote on the first one too.

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  145. Great cards. Love the sentiment on the first one.

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  146. The sentiments in the set are great! The watercoloring is so pretty :)

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  147. Love your cards and that quote!!

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  148. Love how you used the new products...awesome colors and designs. The watercolors are so subtle yet bright.

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  149. Love the sails on your first card!

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  150. Adorable cards! Love the new release; the new ink colors are just so pretty.

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  151. I love the ocean one with the tiny pink heart. I've pinned it!

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  152. Not Celt done...especially like the sail boat!!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  153. These are great cards! Lovely colors and great sentiments.

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  154. I love the gorgeous simplicity of your cards, fabulous!

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  155. These cards are so whimsical and beautiful!

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  156. I love that quote, too!

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  157. I like the way you did the anchor.

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  158. SO FUN!! LOVING the New Release and your SWEET Cards!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  159. Fantastic cards!! Really Sweet!

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  160. Wonderful new colors. The striped sail on the brown boat is eye-catching. Where did you get the anchor?

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  161. Fabulous cards! Love how you showcased the new colors! TFS Lisa,
    have a wonderful day!

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  162. Such sweet cards! I love the how you made the sentiment like a wave in the first one and all the great watercoloring!

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  163. Love your cards, especially the way you made the anchor!

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  164. Wonderful cards! I especially love the use of a sentiment as the waves.

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  165. Your cards are really pretty! Love the stripes of the sails. Thanks for sharing!

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  166. Love the background effect. Simple yet beautiful. You have inspired me to try this!

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  167. Your cards are so simple and very elegant.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

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  168. Thanks for sharing :) everyone is so creative on what they do with the new release.

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  169. I love those sentiments! Just beautiful.

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  170. I love how you've used watercolor with these wonderful watery images and sentiments! Perfectly fabulous!

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  171. Enjoy seeing all the different cards!

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  172. Pretty cards, and love the sentiments.

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  173. Lovely sentiments and cards, thank you for sharing.

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  174. Your cards are always so lovely. Like the achnor on the heart and the quote. So lovely.

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  175. Your cards are so simple, yet so beautiful. I learn by imitating and I think I'll try something similar.

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  176. These sentiments are fabulous....must haves for any ones stamp stash...

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  177. wow all your cards are so beautiful and amazing, really really CAS!

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  178. Such BEAUTIFUL cards! Absolutely LOVE them!

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  179. Awesome cards! Love the sentiments!

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  180. The anchor charm is adorable!

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  181. I think CAS is the THE hardest card style to pull off successfully and you do it beautifully! The new color inks are yummy and I also love that sentiment.

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  182. I like how you did the anchor. It's good to know that ince I get into heat embossing I might be able to do that too!

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  183. I love the how you made the sentiment a wave and the heart card with the anchor is just fabulous.

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  184. Beautiful card! I love the sentiment that comes with the Sail Away set!!!!

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  185. Lovely cards as usual Lisa! Thanks for sharing them....

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  186. Love your cards...simple yet poignant and classy. Just ordered this stamp set!

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa