Spring Fling Release Blog Hop

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Hello everyone! Welcome to the Spring Fling Release Blog Hop. If you have arrived from Melissa's blog then you are right on track and your next stop would be Lydia's blog. If you miss any spot kindly start from HERE.

This Spring Fling Collection Bundle is all about launching EIGHT new inks in pastel shades by Catherine Pooler Designs. Catherine launched Five colors in November, 2016 and the next colors in January, 2017. You can learn about these inks HERE.


This Spring Fling Release also consists of the following products
  • 8 inks (Bellini, Garden Party, It’s a Boy, It’s a Girl, Melon Ice, Mint to Be, Pixie Dust, and Sweet Sixteen)
  • Dotted Circles Dies
  • Circle Dies (sized to coordinate with Catherine’s circle stamp sets)
  • Spot On Sentiments Dies
  • Simply Stated Stamp Set
  • Beautiful You Stamp Set
  • Modern Damask Stamp Set
The new release is available now (click HERE to shop)

Today we are celebrating the release with a blog hop. Myself and all the lovely team members created some beautiful cards for you. So be sure to stop by on all the spots for a chance to win these yummy inks.

I've already created a few cards with The Spring Fling Collection, you can check my previous posts HERE and HERE.

CARD #1


So I am here today with three cards for you. The first card features the new inks - Pixie Dust, It's a Boy, Melon Ice, Bellini, It's a Girl and Mint to be. And this card also features the brand new dies and stamp set - Circle Dies and Simply Stated Stamp Set.


I ran the Circle dies through the Big Shot Express Machine and colored them with the colors mentioned above. Next I die-cut the circle out of white card stock and colored the inside portion of the main card base with Mint to be Ink and adhered the rainbow as shown above.


Finally stamped the sentiment on a strip of white card stock from Simply Stated stamp set with Midnight ink. As my filler stamp I used a bird (stamped him twice with Midnight ink to achieve that grey color) from Wonderful Wreath - SOA Lovely Notes Collection. And that finishes my first card! 

CARD #2


For my second card, I took a white card stock slightly smaller than the main card base and stamped the pretty flowers and leaves from Lovely Flowers - SOA Lovely Notes Collection in It's a Girl, Mint to be, Melon Ice and Sweet Sixteen.


Next I placed 'congrats' from Spot On Dies and ran it through the Big Shot Express Machine. I die-cut congrats twice and adhere all three together to form a chipboard like embellishment. Next I adhered it on to card stock, you can actually see the how the word just pops out of the card stock. Finally I adhered the sequins here and there to finish my card design.

CARD #3


Here is my third card and this card features New Inks - It's a Girl and Melon Ice, New Dies - Circle Dies and New stamp set - Simply Stated.


I die-cut the circles out of white card stock, cut it into half, water colored them with It's a Girl and Melon Ice inks and turned them into beautiful watermelons. Yes you can absolutely water color the images with Catherine Pooler Inks. I drew a few seeds with a black permanent marker.


I adhered all the melons randomly on an A2 top folding card. I stamped the sentiment from Simply Stated stamp set on a piece of Vellum card stock with Midnight Ink and adhered it onto the card base. Lastly I finished the card off with a few clear sequins. 

I hope you like my cards and I hope you got inspired. :)

Here is the flip through catalog of The Spring Fling Bundle Collection. Enjoy! :)



BLOG HOP


Hop on and be sure to leave comments on all the spots for a chance to win this yummy goodness. Catherine Pooler will randomly choose 3 winners from all the blog hop comments to win a set of ink (or a gift certificate equivalent if you already purchased). All the entries will close at 24th, Monday noon!

Deepti Stephens  (you're here)
Lydia Evans (your next stop)

Thank you so much for stopping by. Take care and I will see you next time :)

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167 comments

  1. nice watermelons, flowers and rainbows..

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  2. Gorgeous cards Deepti! Those watermelons!

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  3. Beautiful cards Deepti! Love the watermelons!

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  4. What fun cards! Love the watermelon idea!

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  5. Awesome cards! Love your circle rainbow showcasing the new colors!

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  6. Love ALL the new colors! However Pixie Dust is my FAV!!!

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  7. Oh wow! Love the rainbow with the circle dies! What a clever idea!! I am in love with the new colors!!!

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  8. Such fun cards & so cool the way you used two circles on the first card, showcasing the rainbow of the new colours. I have two favourites - It's a Girl & Mint to Be. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I love these cards, especially the rainbow one. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I love the florals on your second cards. Beautiful colors!

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  11. Great cards, cute watermelons. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Beautiful new ink colors. Pixie Dust is my fav!

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  13. Those watermelons are super cute! Love your cards!

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  14. I love your cards Deepti. Pixie Dust is my favorite ink.

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  15. Your cards are cool and springy. Melon Ice pops

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  16. Look at the watermelon that is so cute!

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  17. LOVE your cards! Especially the one with the rainbow, what a great idea!

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  18. All so wonderful with the new colors. Love the watermelon 🍉. Need to get watermelon today! 🍉

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  19. Great cards! Thanks so much for sharing on this wonderful blog hop!!

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  20. I love how you made the watermelon! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Great job showing us all the new colors. Your cards are super.

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  22. All the soft pretty colors help make such lovely cards! I love the congrats card a lot.

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  23. Love all 3 of your cards, Deepti, but the watermelon one really blew me away. I never thought to try watercoloring watermelons on my own, but I'm going to give your technique a try.
    P.S. I also love the verse from Deuteronomy you have at the top of you blog. <3 I need to put this on the wall of my craft room. <3

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  24. Ahh-may-zing!!! Very creative!!!

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  25. Rainbows and flowers....I love your spring inspired vision! I smiled at the watermelon and your use of Melon Ice!

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  26. Fabulous bunch
    of cards, love
    the rainbow.
    Carla from Utah

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  27. the rainbow is very clever! Very creative and fun cards!

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  28. Love how you made a rainbow and watermellon out of the dies.

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  29. Love your cards, especially the rainbow.

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  30. You always have such unique ideas. Love the cards.

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  31. Love the rainbow card, my style of card.

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  32. Pretty cards...love the colors...my favorite color is mint to be

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  33. The watermelon card is to die for!!!

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  34. The cards are really great. That mint to be is pretty nice!!

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  35. Fun cards!! Loving all the new colours. These inks are awesome!!

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  36. The watermelon card made me smile. So cute!

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  37. The rainbow was amazing! Thank you!

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  38. I love that Melon Ice ink. Your watermelons look great! Very creative and lovely cards!

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  39. Deepti your cards are amazing. Wow! Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Deepti your cards are so pretty! The pink flowers card would make a beautiful mother's day card. I love how you used the congrats die cut across the card. Thanks for sharing your cards!! :-)

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  41. Thank you for all the new ideas! Can't wait to receive my new inks--I ordered them all......

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  42. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous colors.

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  43. Now I want watermelon! I love all your cards especially the camo-sentiment...that's what I call it...lol. And rainbows always make me happy.

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  44. Great cards. The watermelon really speaks to me.

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  45. How fun that you made watermelon slices! Very inspiring :-)

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  46. Lovely cards and they show off the inks perfectly.

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  47. Very sweet cards! I especially love the first one :)

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  48. Hi there Deepti! I love how you used the new CP Inks on your cards. I think my favorite is the 1st one. I'm a real sucker for rainbows too! ;) Your 2nd card fascinates me! I love how you did the 'Congrats' die cut. It's very effective! They're all beautiful cards...and thanks for sharing! :)

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  49. Nice cards. I really like the watermelons.

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  50. Such fun cards. Love your hand painted watermelon.

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  51. Wonderful, creative cards. Those watermelons are great!

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  52. The watermelon card is really cute - love that!
    All of your cards are always lovely.

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  53. Love your rainbows and watermelons, very creative!

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  54. So cute and sooooo spring-like! Just what we need. Beautiful work and thank you for inspiring us.

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  55. Your cards are really cute and all of the CP inks are perfect!

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  56. Your cards are so pretty. That rainbow looks hard!! lol Loved the watermelon card too. Thank you for sharing. My favorite new color is Bellini

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  57. Deepti, Thank you for sharing these beautiful cards!

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  58. I love the Congrats card! Clever and beautiful colors!

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  59. Great cards!!!! Love them all!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  60. What a fantastic idea for the rainbow! I'll be stealing that one for sure!!

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  61. Love the color combo, and of course the watermelons, they are so fresh and cool looking!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  62. Love how you used the circle dies - beautiful cards

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  63. Those watermelons are so cute! Great cards

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  64. All of your cards scream Spring with the great way you used the new colors. Thank you for sharing with me.

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  65. Very nice cards, love the melon one 😊

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  66. Lovely cards with those lovely pastels.

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  67. There's no way you can see a rainbow and not feel glad. Love your first card the most.

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  68. Your cards are awesome. I love your rainbow card.

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  69. Love the rainbow card! So colorful!!!

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  70. Love your cards! Nice use of the new colors.

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  71. Beautiful cards. Love all the new ink colors. The Melon Ice is my favorite.

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  72. Love the inky rainbow and the fun watermelon card!

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  73. Great cards. Love your backgrounds. The rainbow is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  74. Very nice card designs, these new colors are just so pretty

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  75. Very pretty! Loving It's a girl ink here!

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  76. Love the colors and especially the watermelons!

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  77. Clever and beautiful Deepti. My favorite new color is Pixie Dust.

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  78. Love how you created the rainbow with the circles! Very pretty cards!

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  79. Awesome cards. Great use of the circle dies. Love all the spring colors!

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  80. Really nice ideas. Favourite new ink is Bellini.

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  81. I love the watermelon one - how creative!!

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  82. Your cards are beautiful! I really like the first one the best, it is so inspiring.

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  83. Awwww I really like your rainbow. So much fun! I think the mint is my favorite out of this new spring fling collection.

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  84. These colors are so pretty...can't decide which is my favorite....your rainbow circles are fabulous!! Great job on those bespautiful wayermelons slices!

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  85. Super awesome watermelons...so clever!

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  86. Adore your watermelon card and that Melon Ice ink is fabulous.

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  87. Beautiful I love the first one i think the best.

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  88. My favorite color is Pixie Dust. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

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  89. Love the watermelons! So creative!

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  90. I love your cards!! And I really like those circle dies!!

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  91. Amazing cards Deepti and these colours ARE yummy! Your rainbow is gorgeous, so rich and vibrant in colour! I love that you can even water colour with these gorgeous inks!

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  92. Loved the rainbow and your use of the circle die

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  93. All your cards are so beautiful, love the watermelons and rainbow from circles, so clever! The all over floral is so pretty, love your Spring like color combo! My fave new ink color is Mint To Be!

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  94. Beautiful cards, loved the rainbow,flowers nd watermelons

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  95. Deepti, Your cards are beautiful. What is your favorite of the new colors? Mine is Pixie Dust.

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  96. Lovely cards and so inspiring - love the fresh ideas:):)

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  97. Pretty cards love the colors.

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  98. Love the watermelon card - aren't those new inks so versatile!!

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  99. Love the watermelon slices, I could feel my mouth water!

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  100. Wow! Gorgeous cards and colors!!! The watermelon slices are amazing!!! Bellini and It’s a Boy are my fav!!!

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  101. Gorgeous cards, Deepti!!! My favorite color is pixie dust!!!

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  102. Such pretty cards you have highlighted the new inks beautifully. They look fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  103. Hey Deepti, You are such wonderful artist and SO clever, too!!! What a great way to make a rainbow! And to make watermelons out of circles, SO COOL!! I LOVE your middle card, it's SO BEAUTIFUL!! I have got to try out that technique...SOON!!!

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  104. Wonderful cards. love the floral card with the inlaid sentiment.

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  105. Beautiful cards! Love the one with the circle rainbow! So cute!

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  106. Great cards - my favorite is the first one. I really like how you have the colored circles popping out of the cut out!

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  107. Pretty cards! And putting several collections together are great inspiration to mix it up a bit

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  108. Thanks for sharing your work. Great inspiration. And I love this new release.

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  109. Wonderful, colorful cards. My fave is the rainbow.

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  110. Love your cards!! I'm a huge fan of watermelon.
    My good friend is using Catherine's inks and has nothing but praise. They are at the top of my shopping list. To win them would be fabulous.

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  111. The imagination in these cards are wonderful. Love them.
    Pixie dust is my favorite.

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  112. I always look forward to your original ideas...Thanks for sharing them with us..........I am loving the color "Mint to Be"

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  113. Cute cards Deepti. My favorite new color is Sweet Sixteen.

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  114. Such cute cards thank you for sharing

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  115. All of you ladies are so talented! I love all of your creations, and can't really pick a favorite because they are all fabulous! Thank you.

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  116. All your cards are lovely, Deepti, but those watermelon slices are the best! LOVE that you took your cue from the name of the ink---melon ice :) So much fun to see the inks used for watercolouring. The new shades of green are my faves so far. Its was a toss up between Garden Party and Mint to Be, but now I'm appreciating Melon Ice, too...

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  117. Your congrats card is inspiring!

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  118. I love all your cards; they so embrace spring!!! My favorite is the congrats card, what a great idea.

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  119. Beautiful and unique cards! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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  120. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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  121. Rainbows with circle dies, what a great idea!

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  122. Those colors make a nice rainbow. My color Pixie Dust

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  123. The watermelonstamping are fantastic! My favorite ink is Mint to Be!

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  124. Love your cards - and especially the first card with the circles - I love how they appear to be coming out of the center circle. So clever! Love that you got my Bellini in that one!

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  125. Love them all but that rainbow is amazing!

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  126. LOVE your cards, and style! Rainbow is fabulous.

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  127. Lovely flowers stamp set us great. I love the cards made with this set.

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  128. Perfect cards! The new stamps are as exciting as the awesome new inks!

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  129. Great card ideas, thanks for sharing.

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  130. Creative and cheerful cards! Now we are all craving watermelon! Thanks for sharing!

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  131. Such beautiful colors to release and so springy! I love your cards Deepti! As always so incredible!

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  132. What great colors so ready for spring and summer with the new colors..great work.. hugs

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  133. What a great use of these beautiful Inks. Really love the "congrats" card. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  134. LOVE your Congrats card - looking forward to trying that out! I also loved the watermelon idea - so very cute! Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards!

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