Monday, July 16, 2018

Catherine Pooler's Tropically Yours Blog Hop Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of the Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval blog hops. This is seriously the best SOA yet. I love every single item in the collection.

If you haven't heard of Stamp of Approval before it is a hand-picked collection of exclusive stamping supplies created by Catherine Pooler Designs. These collections contain everything you need to make a ton of cards. And in case you need some inspiration, it even comes with a PDF download of sample cards complete with instructions.

So when can you get yours?
July 18th is the day!
The Tropically Yours collection will be released at 9am on July 18th to the people on the wait list. Not on the wait lest yet? Click HERE to remedy that. Then at 6pm sales will be open to the general public. 
BUT if you're a StampNation member you will get early access to purchase on July 17th - just one of the many perks of being a member.

I have three more cards for you today.
My first one features:
- Canvas Grunge Background stamp
- Good Vibes Borders stamps
- Fearless Pursuit stamp set
- Leave Me In Paradise stamp set
- Leave Me In Paradise dies (add on)
- Coral Cabana ink (add on)

This card is very different from all the others that I've made with the collection and it's one of my favorites too.


I started by stamping the Canvas Grunge Background stamp with versamark ink onto a piece of watercolor paper and then heat setting it with white embossing powder. I used the ink smooshing technique with Coral Cabana, Green Tea and Over Coffee ink. Start with the lightest color, smoosh the ink pad onto a craft mat, give it a few sprays of water and then pounce the paper into the ink. Dry with a heat gun between each color. Using stamps from the Good Vibes Borders stamp set and some Icing on the cake ink, stamp partial images in the corners. It doesn't show the patterns very well but it does add a lot of texture.

I stamped the sentiment from the Fearless Pursuit stamp set with Icing on the Cake ink, cut it down to just the size of the sentiment and sponged the edges.
I inked up all the leaves from the Leave Me In Paradise stamp set with versamark ink without removing them off the package and stamped them onto vellum. And check this out. All the Leave Me In Paradies dies fit and I can cut them out all at once! Love that!




My next card features:
- Tropically Yours stamp set
- Tropically Yours dies (add on)
- Good Vibes Borders stamp set
- Fearless Pursuit stamp set


The bottom piece is stamped with the Good Vibes Border stamps, Midnight and Coral Cabana ink. The dot is from the Fearless Pursuit stamp set and stamped with Lime Rickey, Aquatini and Limoncello inks.
The top piece is stamped with the Tropically Yours stamp set, Lime Rickey, Coral Cabana, Limoncello, Aquatini and Midnight inks. The sentiment is from the Good Vibes Borders stamp set and the dots are from the Tropically Yours stamp set.
I add both pieces to a piece of midnight card stock and embossed a couple border stamps in the space in the middle.
The flowers are stamped using all the same ink colors with the Tropically Yours stamp set, cut out with the coordinating dies and then added to the card.


My last card is much cleaner and simpler than the other two.
This card features:
- Tropically Yours stamp set
- Fearless Pursuit stamp set
- Stand Tall stamp set
- Stand Tall dies (add on)


I started by covering the base of a card with a leaf image from the TropicallyYours stamp set using Lime Rickey ink. The flamingo is from the Stand Tall stamp set, stamped with Midnight ink and cut out with the coordinating die. I used a blender pen and some Coral Cabana ink to color him in. The sentiment and the dots are from the Fearless Pursuit stamp set and inked with Midnight ink.  





THREE commenters will be chosen at random from all the comments on all the blogs (one each day) to win the Stamp of Approval Collection! If the winner has already purchased their collection, they will receive a $100 gift certificate.
Entries will close on Friday, July 20 and will be announced on Catherine's blog.
So be sure to check out every stop and leave a comment for your chance to win.

Here's the list from today's hop and in case you missed yesterday's you can click HERE.


Susan (you are here)
Justine ( GO HERE NEXT)
Kelly

Before you go, be sure to leave a comment.
Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!



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129 comments:

  1. I am totally loving the look of your first card, Susan. I would not have thought to heat emboss it in white. So gorgeous!

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  2. Love the first card, definitely more my style.

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  3. Susan I love the colors you used with the Tropically Yours set.....and I love that background technique and how you white embossed the leaves...really neat ideas that I plan to try when I get my collection.

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  4. Love your cards Susan! Can't decide which is my favorite each one is unique!

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  5. Awesome cards! Love the vellum leaves on the first card, all the bright,
    happy colors in the 2nd as well as that gorgeous design and the sweet
    flamingo in the last card.

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  6. WOWZA - - really great card samples. Adore that first one with the grudge embossed image and the smooshing of colors. That background piece loves so rich and full of dimension. And the the white embossed tropical leaves on vellum. Gorgeous.

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous cards. I think this is my fav. SOA so far as well. The grudge background and Cabana tiles are definitely a must have.

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  8. Great cards. Think the first one's background is stunning.

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  9. I love these cards! The stamps in this box are so versatile.

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  10. no- your grunge background is stunning

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  11. Oh gosh love these cards! The grunge card is awesome! Thanks

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  12. These are lovely cards! The inspiration from all the blogs is amazing! This is a great collection!

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  13. Each card is amazing. I love how you created the grunge background on the first one.

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  14. Great cards! I love how the leaves and flowers just beg for lots of different colors to be used.

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  15. I love the grunge one. I never do stuff like that!

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  16. Beautiful cards. I agree the first one is just stunning and special.

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  17. I’ m fascinated by the background on the first card. Too I have to wait so long for the stamp!

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  18. Clever lady with clever cards! I see many CASE cards in my future!

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  19. Wow. This first card just made my jaw drop.

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  20. All of your cards are gorgeous. I can not pick a favorite.

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  21. Beautiful cards! Love the Vibe Tribe Card!!

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  22. Susan, really love your first card amazing! Do love all your cards from this fabulous collection but will have to wail a long time for this stamp set. Thank for sharing your awesome cards and for being apart of this wonderful collection.

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  23. Such beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. The background on the first card is gorgeous. I also love the sentiment.

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  25. Wonderful cards! I'm so glad you used the little dots in the center of the flowers - I was wondering what that was for! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Love every card so much. Great idea stamping the leaf set in one piece and then die cutting all at once. A real time saver.

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  27. Thank you for sharing! Love the cards and the creativity! The diamond/chevron border is so cool on your card

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  28. OMG. I love the background on your first card It is awesome. All of your cards are great. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. That grunge card has the best background of the whole hop. I'd have never thought of that color combination.

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  30. Love the idea of using the stamps and
    dies without taking them apart. I'm
    never happy when I try to stamp my own
    background. Not taking them apart
    puts good spacing automatically.
    thanks for sharing some great cards.
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  31. Your cards are so AMAZING! That grunge background is the bomb and your second card is hands down my favorite!

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  32. I love my StampNation membership
    I love CP Designs
    I love SOA collections

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  33. Loving your vibe! Great cards!

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  34. Just love the new grunge background stamp. That's a gotta have product!

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  35. tYour cards are gorgeous! I love that new background stamp. I can’t wait till I can buy it separately.

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  36. I love your cards! Such fantastic designs! I love the grunge on the first card - the all those borders on the second card and then the clean design of the third! You are on a roll, girl! Thanks for your sharing your creativity and talent!

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  37. Susan I love how you used vellum on the leaves. All these cards are beautiful

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  38. Love your first card and now I know I need those leaf dies.

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  39. At first sight I thought that background was a piece of patterened paper. Then, I read how you made it. AMAZING!!

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  40. Love your use of the border stamps on the 2nd card with the use of all the colorful flowers.

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  41. Fabulous cards - I was thinking I didn't need any border stamps, but you really showcased them in your second card! Love it!

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  42. OMG I'm in love with that first card! All the possibilities.....I don't know which I will try first!

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  43. Love the smooshing technique with that background stamp. So striking!

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  44. Wonderful cards - but that first one is so very cool! Love seeing the different colors used.

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  45. I like all three cards - each unique in its own way. You offered great creative tips. Thanks.

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  46. That background idea is fabulous. Can't wait to try it. Thanks Susan!

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  47. Awesome cards and that background on the first one is fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us!!

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  48. Thanks for sharing your awesome creations! I am absolutely LOVING this latest release and your lovely work!

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  49. Wow, Susan, these cards are spectacular! I think this collection is so much fun!

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  50. Oh what wonderfully cards! Love your background with the smooshing!

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  51. Love all your cards, Susan, but that first one is gorgeous!! Love what you did with the grunge background. Beautiful.

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  52. These cards are so creative. Thank you for sharing. My favorite is the one with the colorful hibiscus. Reminds me of Oahu, the "hibiscus" island.

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  53. That background stamp is just amazing. And the flamingo. What's not to love about all of these cards. Beautiful work (as always).

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  54. I feel a CASE coming on! They are all so gorgeous .

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  55. Your first card seriously gave me chills. They are all good, but the first one. OMG- took my breath away

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  56. I absolutely love your cards. They are all amazing! The first one is my favorite.

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  57. I'm swooning over that first ink smooshing card. That is just stunningly beautiful!! Gorgeous! I think my favorite stamp set from the collection is the Tropically Yours with the borders in a close second. I always say I don't need any more stamps & dies and then I see the first product reveal and oh well. What's enough?

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  58. Omg the background on that first card is gorgeous!!!!

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  59. Lovely cards Susan! I am amazed by your background on the first card. It is really cool!

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  60. Beautiful cards! Love the background on the first one especially.

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  61. Beautiful cards Susan. Loving the sending good vibes card. Stunning.

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  62. Your cards are absolutely beautiful. Loving this release.

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  63. Whoa. These cards just keep getting better and better. Its amazing how many ideas you each have.

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  64. wonderful cards. I especially like the background on this first one.

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  65. These cards are just great too. Love the set and you are so creative. You are all killing it!
    Ldyjs@outlook.com

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  66. Oh my that background is outstanding! Great set of cards =)

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  67. This box has the best sentiments!

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  68. Beautiful cards to showcase this wonderful new release!

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  69. I like how you used the The Good Vibes Borders stamps. They work so well together.

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  70. Fantastic cards. Love your backgrounds.
    Thanks for sharing.....

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  71. All of your cards are gorgeous! I absolutely love everything about the first card - the colors, textures and dimension. Stunning!

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  72. Love how you used that background stamp on the first card! Gorgeous!!!

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  73. Lovely cards! Love this collection.

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  74. Such unique cards. Love the grunge and vellum one especially

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  75. Wonderful trio of cards, Susan! Love your technique on the first one. Going to have to try that. Gorgeous cards!

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  76. Lovely cards! The 2nd is my favorite.

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  77. Loving that grunge background! Can’t wait to try that background stamp!

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  78. Great cards, Susan, Thanks for sharing and participating in the hop

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  79. Oh. My. Goodness. These cards are fabulous! Can't wait to get my SOA and (attempt to) copy!

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  80. WOW OH WOW! AWESOME cards! I can't decide which one I like most! They are all soooo AMAZING!!

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  81. Love the cards. The grunge background stamp card you created is great. I love the card using the border stamps.

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  82. Wow! Awesome cards!!! Stunning colouring!!!

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  83. Susan your cards are gorgeous. The background you created on the first one reminds of some old Basic Grey paper :)

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  84. Beautiful cards! That background stamp is amazing!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  85. Amazing creativity! I love the look you achieved using the grunge background and whit embossing! Super dynamic and pulls the card together beautifully!

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  86. Your cards and the backgrounds are very lovely!

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  87. love your cards - the first one took my breath away - just gorgeous:)

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  88. Nice cards. I liked the white embossing.

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  89. I love how the black in the second card really stands out. You make me want to try harder to fill my cards with all the different elements of each stamp set I use.

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  90. Great how you mix stamps together to create one final piece. That first card is just so funky it rocks. Your use of bright colours is fab, glad you were in this hop x

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  91. Awesome, awesome, awesome background on the first card! Very striking. Smiles, Darby

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  92. Great cards, I like leaving my dies together as much as possible too.

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  93. Can’t decide which card is my favorite!! I love them all!!

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  94. Love the canvas grunge in your first card; kinda looks like the beach and for a moment I thought the leaves were shells 🐚

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  95. Pretty and bright and cheerful.....great cards!!

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  96. I like the look of the first card. I think all of the cards are great though. The use of vellum really made the first card stand out, not your usual card.

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  97. All your cards are fab! This whole set is awesome.

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  98. Wow this is an amazing collection! I'm stunned at the possibilities.

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  99. Susan your cards are fantastic! Love your designs

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  100. Great cards - the distressing on the first one is amazing!!

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  101. Lovely work on these cards. Loving the bright happy colours with these fab products. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  102. The first cards is absolutely gorgeous!! I can't stop staring at it! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  103. I absolutely love the white embossing on the vellum of card one!!!

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  104. Wonderful cards. Love the way you did the background on the first card and the way you used the border stamps on some of your other cards. I believe the border stamps are my favorite of this collection.

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  105. The grunge background is gorgeous

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  106. All your cards are great but the background in the first one is even more !!
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  107. WOW! Love how you did the first card with the grunge background stamp! It is just stunning and my favorite of your three! WOW!

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  108. Your first card, with the canvas grunge background stamp and the earthy colors really stands out! It would be great for a guy as well as a woman!

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  109. I keep going back over your cards, thinking i have a fav one ... i can't decided so now they ALL are my favourite! All are just fabulous!

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  110. Oh my!! I just love your first card! Ink smooshing is my fav technique but I've never used it on previously stamped and heat embossed background! For me it's a winner xx

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  111. Love the grunge on your first card!

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  112. These are amazing. The smooshing technique with the grunge is beautiful. Great use of colors.

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  113. Great cards! I love the bright colors of the 2nd card and the way you pulled it all together was perfect!

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  114. Love your color combinations, beautiful.

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  115. Beautiful cards! I love the your vibe card - such a great design!

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  116. Great texture on your card using the Canvas Grunge background. All your cards are wonderful.

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  117. Great card with the Canvas Grundge background. Really all are great, but that first one is my favorite. :-)

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  118. Great cards. Your first card is just stunning!

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