Counting Blessings | Stamp of Approval | Blog Hop Day 2

Monday, August 14, 2017


Welcome to the second day of Blog Hops celebrating the Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval Collection. If you have arrived here from Chrissie's blog then you are right on track and your next stop would be Justine's blog. 

A little about Stamp of Approval or SOA:  Stamp of Approval is a hand picked, exclusive collection of products that were designed just for the box that releases quarterly. This box is full of stamping goodness and they sell out really quickly. So be sure to subscribe to the Wait List so you will be emailed when the collection goes on sale on August 16th, 2017 (9AM for the Wait List and 6PM it will open to the public)

Please head on over to Catherine Pooler’s website (the founder of Stamp of Approval) to sign up on the Waiting List, this is the best way to make sure you get YOUR Stamp of Approval box. Wait List members will be notified first through email when the box goes up for sale one hour before the collection is released to the general public! So make sure you sign up for the Waiting List so that you don’t miss out on your Stamp of Approval box!

Join StampNation, there will be a special live pre-release PJ party on Tuesday night, August 15th at 10 pm ET for StampNation members. Ordering for the new collection will open up for all StampNation members during the live party!

FOR MORE DETAILS AND INFORMATION, PLEASE HEAD OVER TO CATHERINEPOOLER.COM

AND TO SHOP CATHERINE POOLER'S PRODCUTS, CLICK HERE

I have a couple of cards to share with you all and I also I will be posting a few cards now and then on my blog using this Counting Blessings Collections.


This is the first time I'm using a Texture Paste (Ranger). I wasn't quite sure how this would look on my card! But I think stenciling through Geo Trio Stencil took away all my fears, it just looks fantastic! :)


I started by die-cutting the Brown card stock with a 'tag die' from Tags,etc.dies set. Then I placed the negative piece of the tag on a white card stock, traced a line and applied CP's Pixie Dust Ink with a blending tool and foam. I added droplets of water and removed the excess ink with a tissue paper.


Next I stamped the Pumpkins from Autumn Blessings in Tiara, Tiki Torch and Orange Twist Inks, fussy cut them and kept aside. I stamped the sentiment from 'Good Things' in Midnight Ink on the ink blended panel.


Finally onto the main card base I adhered the brown panel and over that I adhered the Pumpkins! they look so cute together! :) And that finishes my first card..

Here comes the second one!


I started by ink smooshing the white card stocks with It's a Boy ink and I let the panels air dry completely.


Next I stamped the solid floral image from 'Bloomin' Bouquet' in It's a Girl ink also stamped the outline flower with the same ink and water colored the image with the same ink as well. Next I die-cut the leaves from 'Fallen Leaves Dies' and water colored it with Melon Ice Ink


Then adhered all the layers with glue and foam tape, stamped the sentiment from 'Bloomin' Bouquet' in Midnight Ink. I just love the font, so cool!


Finally embellished the card with Stardust Stickles and that finishes the card :)


BLOG HOPPING & A GIVEAWAY

There is lots more Stamp of Approval inspiration coming next! Check out all the fantastic designers below and leave comments on EVERY stop for a chance to win this gorgeous Counting Blessings Collection. Winners will be announced on AUGUST 17th on Catherine Pooler's blog.

Deepti Stephens (you are here)
Justine Hovey (your next stop)

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving me a beautiful comment ;)

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213 comments

  1. Awww what fun color combos! These cards are so creative and beautiful. LOVE!

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  2. beautiful cards, beautiful collection!

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  3. Beautiful cards, thank you for sharing your talents.

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  4. Love the cards and color combinations! FYI I could not get to Chrissie's blog to see cards or leave a comment. I will try again now.

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  5. Cute card ideas. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  6. I LOVE the you matter card. The colors are so soft and pretty.

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  7. Deepti.. wow.. I loved them.. and there is something about your cards may be the colours or blending... You make them shine!

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  8. Love the colors on your second card, very pretty.

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  9. I love polka dots!!! Great cards!!! Thank you!

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  10. Love your first card! The texture paste did work nicely with the stencil! This collection looks really wonderful!

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  11. Gorgeous cards! Love all those polka dots as a BG on the first and love the pretty composition and colors in your 2nd card.

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  12. Beautiful cards! I forgot about my Stickles..must pull them out of hiding!

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  13. Beautiful cards. Such talent and creativity.

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  14. Beautiful cards! I'm really loving those die cut leaves with the flowers...so pretty!

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  15. Great cards! I can't wait to try that stencil!

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  16. Such pretty cards! Always love fall inspired designs but LOVE your 2nd card!

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  17. Thanks for taking the leap and using the texture paste with a stencil from the SOA collection. Great idea! Lovely cards with lots of techniques and colors.

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  18. Love the inspiration. Seems I am into the texture paste right now and you showed it off wonderfully. Thanks!

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  19. So cute - I love the pumpkins in the first card! I also really love the colors and flowers in the second card.

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  20. I enjoyed seeing what you created with this collection. Your work speaks for itself, always beautiful. I had to laugh at the first card where the sentiment says you were made for something special...and I thought...yes! Pumpkin Pie! I love your cute pumpkin card. And my jaw dropped when I saw the second card...it's beautiful!

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  21. Beautiful cards!!! Lovin' the pumpkins!!

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  22. Love the texture and layers in your cards! There is no limit in what can be done with this SOA set!!

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  23. Those pumpkin dies are sooo cute. Again those larger sentiments are a pleasure!

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  24. Beautiful cards. Love all the layers. Pumpkins look cute.

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  25. Great cards, I love the pumpkins and the sentiments in this collection.

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  26. Pretty cards! I love the window on the pumpkin card.

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  27. These are both wonderful - I absolutely adore the first one! xxx

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  28. Fantastic card designs thanks for sharing

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  29. Hi Deepti ~ Your cards are creatively beautiful and I'm partial to the fall card on Kraft paper (nice work as a first-timer using embossing paste!!). Thanks for inspiring and I can't wait to get my hands on CP's latest collection! ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

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  30. The cards are awesome. I love the collection

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  31. Great cards! Love the texture paste through the stencil for that great background. Thanks for sharing!!

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  32. Great cards! The first one is so creative with all of those cute little pumpkins. The second is so pretty with the beautiful soft colors! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  33. I just love the pumpkin card!!! You are so talented!! Thank you for sharing!

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  34. I like your cards, and I love addition of the stardust stickles to the 2nd one. Makes it so whimsical and lovely. It's great to see the fall collection made into non-fall items, too!

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  35. wonderful cards. Can't wait to get my hands on this box!

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  36. Oh my word those pumpkins are just too cute!

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  37. Awesome cards. Can't wait to get the box!

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  38. Great cards, my favorite is the blooming bouquet flowers.

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  39. Very pretty cards!! The floral cards is my favorite!!

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  40. Beautiful cards but my favorite is the flower card. Can't wait to see what is next!

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  41. I love your cards, they all have so much dimensions. The paste looks fab on the kraft card stock

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  42. Great cards! Love the flowers so pretty!

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  43. Your color choices on both cards are very striking! I especially enjoyed the effects on your background panels on the second card - absolutely beautiful card! Thank you for sharing!

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  44. Beautiful cards Deepti :) I love the second one!!

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  45. Such pretty cards, really love the pumpkin patch

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  46. Oh wow! Both your cards are so beautiful! I'm in love for the second one! Really pretty!!!

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  47. Both are beautiful but the pumpkin patch is perfect.

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  48. Great cards! The You Matter card is amazing!

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  49. You are very talented at layering elements. Your cards are beautiful.

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  50. These pumpkins make me squeal!!! Love the colors!! Yay!!!

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  51. Love the cards! The way you used the pumpkins is outstanding.

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  52. Your cards are so fun! Thanks for sharing.

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  53. I'm always excited to see what you create with the SOA! Amazing job!

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  54. You made some really nice looking cards.

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  55. Thank you for the inspiration!!! I have yet to use my texture paste, now is the perfect time. It's positive reinforcement knowing that you all have a 1st time for everything as well.

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  56. Those pumpkins are so cute and the flower is beautiful!

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  57. Love how you used so many products on these cards...gorgeous patch of pumpkins.

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  58. The background on your floral card looks like fluffy clouds - lovely.

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  59. Beautiful cards. Love the sentiment, You Matter.

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  60. Beautiful cards, love the soft blue background for your pretty florals and love the purple, orange and kraft color combo too, super fun!

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  61. Hi Deepti! These are lovely cards!! I especially love the floral one and the soft colors you used. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing!! :)

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  62. I absolutely love the pumpkin card. It is adorable. I am so impressed with the CP inks.

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  63. Beautiful cards. I really like the one with all the pumpkins.

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  64. These are just great - two different looks. That really shows how versatile the SOA box is going to be!

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  65. Great cards. I really like the one with the pumpkins - it's very different from all the other cards on this hop!

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  66. Such lovely cards! Love the "you matter" card, but those pumpkins are so cuute!

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  67. This makes me really want a die cut machine. I love the dimensions it adds

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  68. Awesome cards!! So fun and creative!!

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  69. Love these cards...those pumpkins are great...thanks for sharing!

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  70. Deepti, love the autumn looking card with the pumpkins and loved the softer colors of your second card. Thank you for sharing!

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  71. Love your ideas for the cards. Fun pumpkin card and pretty floral.

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  72. Beautiful cards. Love the pumpkin card so fun!

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  73. I really can't wait to get my kit!!

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  74. Getting more excited for the release

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  75. Cute cards! Love your use of the pumpkins and purple!

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  76. Your cards are beautiful! I love them. Now I'm getting excited.
    Thanks Deepti

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  77. What encouraging cards! I love the "You matter" sentiment so much. My texture paste is going to have to come won't...I love how you used it!

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  78. Very nice cards. I am so excited for this kit.

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  79. Very nice cards! The pumpkins are so cute, but I especially love the softer colors on the You Matter card!

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  80. so so so pretty thanks for sharing

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  81. I love your You Matter card! Lovely color choices and composition!

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  82. I love the purple with the pumpkins! Great colors, and lovely cards.

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  83. I can't get enough of those graphic leaves! Great cards!

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  84. I think Blooming Bouquet is going to be my fave stamp set.

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  85. than you for all the inspiration, great cards!

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  86. Fantastic cards.
    Love the coloring.
    thanks for sharing.

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  87. Your beautiful pink flower card really blew me away, and the pumpkins are helping me realize fall is coming. They are so adorable. Gorgeous cards. This SOA is really top notch.

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  88. Love how the flowers pop on the ink smooshed background!

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  89. Love the pumpkins, it's that time of year!

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  90. I love both of your cards. thanks for all your work you put into them. Love the pumpkin one with the brown poke dots .

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  91. Heavenly is all I can say about the smooshing of its a boy. Great job!

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  92. Love the cards! (counting) days left! lol.

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  93. Such pretty cards! They make me feel happy!

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  94. Pumpkins and flowers are grouped together so beautifully! I love the ideas.

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  95. Deepti, I love the color combinations and the layering. Thank you for the ideas.

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  96. Love your cards! Each one is so pretty! I have to say I have a favorite though ;) I am loving those pumpkins!

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  97. Lovely cards today, Deepti! I'm especially inspired by the "You matter" card with flowers. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

    ~Avis, 081417

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  98. Love the flower card, so pretty

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  99. Loved your cards - as always! I liked the little pumpkin patch you made... so cute!

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  100. Thank you so much for creating such beautiful cards and sharing your talent with us. Stunning.

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  101. Such beautiful cards. The texture paste turned out great. I love how the smooshing ended up looking like clouds. It was the perfect backdrop to those gorgeous flowers.

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  102. As usual, I love your cards. I especially like the floral one and I agree, I just love that sentiment!

    Cheryl

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  103. Love the subtle colors in the second card.

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  104. Your cards are gorgeous. I like the use of colors.

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  105. Your cards are beautiful. I like that interesting choice of colors on the first one.

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  106. Love the pumpkin card, very nice and the flowers are so pretty.

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  107. Adorable cards! Love the colors and the design of your cards.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  108. What fantastic cards, Deepti! Your floral card is sweet, but the one that has the pumpkins and the white paste from the Geo Stencil is out of this world. I need this SOA box for those great pumpkins! :)

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  109. The You Matter card is my favorite.

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  110. Lovely cards Deepti! The second with the flowers is my favourite! Thanks for sharing.

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  111. Loved the first card and then saw the other one and I really liked it too.

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  112. Great job on the polka dots. I think the brown, purple, and orange combo is fantastic!

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  113. Love the cards you did! This is an awesome collection. Please enter me. Thank you

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  114. Gorgeous cards, absolutely love them!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  115. What great cards and a wonderful job showcasing this fabulous collection! I think that little leaf die is my favorite.

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  116. I really like the pop of the green leaves with the pink flowers. Great cards!

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  117. Your pretty cards have a cheerful feel to them.Thank you for sharing them..Fun blog..

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  118. I love the you matter sentiment card!

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  119. Great cards. My favorite one is the second.

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  120. Thanks for the inspiration. Cannot wait to get this collection and play.

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  121. Beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration

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  122. Gorgeous cards Deepti. They really have showcased the stamps fabulously

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  123. Beautiful cards. Looking forward to making them myself.

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  124. Such great cards from everyone with this SOA! I think this is my favorite collection so far! Such a great sentiment to share with someone to let them know they are special.

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  125. Very fabulous and beautiful cards!!

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  126. Great techniques and beautiful cards, Deepti! I'm glad you had fun with the texture paste! Your water-coloured card is particularly lovely.

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  127. The white dots on the craft paper are eye-catching and the three shades of color for the pumpkins is a perfect contrast. I like the layering on the second card. Both cards are eye-catching.

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  128. You matter is beyond gorgeous!! Love the colors. And those pumpkins are just so darn cute.

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  129. Love the design and soft colours of your floral card!

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  130. I love pumpkins and what a great pile of variation! Thanks for the variation you used in stamping the flowers.

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  131. Outstanding cards. It is so fun to see what different ideas the designers have using the same kit.

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  132. Beautiful, beautiful cards! Thank you for the ideas!

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  133. Beautiful cards! My favorite is the floral one! Love the colours!!!

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  134. Love how you used different techniques and media to show us how versatile the product from the SOA box is.

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  135. The you matter card was my favorite. Love the colors.

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  136. Beautiful cards! I really like the pumpkin one. So cute!

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  137. Love the softness of the pink and yellow

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  138. Beautiful cards! I especially love the floral one. The flowers and leaves are just lovely in the soft pink and yellow. Can't wait to purchase my collection.

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  139. Too darn sweet....love all those wonderful pumpkins!

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  140. How beautiful! Those pumpkins just make me smile.

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  141. Beautiful cards made by you all, just awesome talent :)

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  142. LOVE your cards!! Thanks for sharing!

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  143. Fall is my favorite!! I absolutely love these cards. So many options. Thanks for your ideas!

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  144. Lovely cards! I love the pumpkins.

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  145. I like your non-traditional color choices. NICE

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  146. I love the dimensional look and the coming off the page of the You Matter card!!

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  147. Lovely cards! This is the best kit yet.

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  148. Your cards are great. Those pumpkins are adorable.

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  149. Both of these are gorgeous! I'm loving those pumpkins!

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  150. Two very different and pretty cards. Loving the pumpkins.

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  151. Deepti, both cards are fabulous! I just love the colors on the You Matter card! Such eye candy! I can't wait to order this collection!

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  152. Fabulous cards and love the flower one with the lovely soft palette.

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  153. Wow! So many pretty things in this kit!

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  154. Both of your cards are terrific! Love your pumpkin patch!

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  155. The purple tag on the first card was a very unexpected touch, nice.

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  156. I love those leaf dies. They look beautiful with the flower stamp set!

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  157. Pretty cards! I especially like the floral card.

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