Thursday, March 22, 2018

Altenew March 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, crafty friends !
Welcome to my blog.
I'm so honored to be a part of blog hop for the March 2018 Release at Altenew.
I hope you've come to my blog from Kymona Tracey, or you can start over the hop from Altenew Card Blog.


Before moving on, you can see the whole release here .

Today, I'm going to feature 3 products which are Mega Succulent, Dearest Friends, and Neighborhood Stamp set.

The Mega Succulent is my favorite one among the New Release.  Look at the big beautiful blossom which is about 5x6 inch size. Although it is a succulent, I thought it could be a blossom too. 


To begin, I stamped the image on a watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform. I colored it using my favorite "Quinacridone Coral" as a main color, splattered white acrylic paint onto the panel, then trimmed it into 4 1/8" and 5 3/8'' inch size. 


I chose a sentiment from Precious Moments Stamp set and then heat embossed it on a vellum strip with gold embossing powder. I adhered both side of vellum strip onto the back of panel,and added Thanks diecut from Halftone Circles Stamp and Die Bundle


After, I foam mounted the panel onto an A2 sized top folded card base, then finished off the card by adding Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix

I made a same card using different colors of Daniel Smith Watercolors. Here's a green version using my favorite "Prussian Green" as the main color. 


Which one is your favorite ? :) 




For my next cards, I chose Dearest Friends Set which is full of lovely floral images and sentiments. I have three cards to share with you featuring this set.




I stamped the largest floral image on a watercolor paper, painted it using Daniel Smith Watercolors, then I trimmed the panel into A2 size.  I stamped sentiments on the top of the panel using Versafine Onyx Black ink. 


Then I foam mounted it onto A2 sized top folded Woodgrain Bark Cardbase, finished it off by adding twines and Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix.



In the second card, I did the same watercoloring, then I added splatters of ink, sentiment was heat embossed in white on a black strip






The third card was made using no-line watercoloring.
I stamped the image using Antique Linen ink, colored it using Daniel Smith Paints, added some dark ink splatters, stamped sentiment with Versafine onyx black ink.  






I used blue colors palette for the main flowers and I love how it came out. I didn't add pencils details. You can just use smaller brush when you want to give focal shades onto your watercolor. 




As a final embellishment, I added Buttercream Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh which is my favorite embellishment these days.






Here are three cards altogether. 
The delightful floral images really made me feel spring is just around.



Lastly, I'm showcasing the Neighborhood Stamp Set and Neighborhood Home Die Set. Among various craft themes, "House or Street" is one of my favorite, so I couldn't resist this gorgeous house stamp set. 




I first stamped the Neighborhood Stamp Set on a copic friendly paper, then cut the images using my Scan N Cut machine, then I separated several houses from the house block. All the images were colored using copic markers. I also diecut Neighborhood Home Die Set out of copic friendly paper, and colored them using copic markers. 



I decided to make a 3D Pop Up Standing Card with Town Scene. For the inside wall, I trimmed a Bristol paper into a little bit smaller than 4.25x5.5 inch size, then blended it using Mountain Mist and Volcano Lake ink and blending tools. I stamped Welcome using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.  



For the floor, I trimmed a light yellow pattern paper into 5x5.5 inch, then I scored straight lines at 3/8, 4 1/4, and 4 5/8 inch along the 5" side. 
I stamped the solid images of street using Pure Graphaite and Industrial Diamond, cut them and adhered onto the floor panel. 
I cut small slits into the floor just behind the streets, inserted L-shaped strips  made out of heavyweight cardstock. These strips will support the images to stand up. 
Then I adhered the floor and bottom part of L strips onto the cardbase. 



I adhered houses, fences and cars to the L strips and to the green wall to make a whole town scene.  I stamped a blocked sentiment on a white paper, then foam mounted it on the floor. As a final embellishment I adhered flat heart-shaped iridescent sequins. 




I really loved the dimensions in this card. Do you like them ?


For the outside of the card, I made a clean and simple design using the Neighborhood Stamp Set and Neighborhood Home Die Set. The bold street image was stamped in Espresso ink. I added 6mm and 4mm Raspberry Sequins for embellishment.



Here is a short video showing how the card looks when I open and close it.




That's it for today. Thank you so much for visiting here and reading this post. I hope you enjoyed my cards. Before you move on, don't miss the Giveaway info below. Now, your next stop to hop along is Virginia Lu 's Blog. Have Fun !


Marge


<Giveaway Information >



Giveaway I


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, March 29th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/31/2018.


Giveaway II


Please leave a comment here on my post by Thursday March 29th 24:00 EST. One lucky winner will receive $30 gift certificate from Altenew. I'll announce the winner on March 30th 2018 8AM EDT on my blog. The winner should contact me within 1 week from winner announcement.


Blog Hop List 

If you haven't hopped along all the blogs yet, please visit the links below, get lots of inspiration, and just have fun!




130 comments:

  1. Wow marge. I was having a quick look for all the cards all over the blog and I couldn't resist my self to write my first comment. Your cards are amazing. And the Mega Succulent cards are just amazing in the every details the shading and the coloring are fabulous.You did an amazing job in these cards. The other are so pretty too but you know I love this stamp set more.

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  2. Lovely cards using the Dearest Friends set although the last one of that group really caught my eye.

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  3. Such wonderful and inspirering cards. Thank you for sharing

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  4. Love your watercoloring!! The fold out neighborhood card is really cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Gorgeous inspiration = longer shopping list! Thank you for the smile-making showcases!
    ~carol

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  6. All your cards are amazing but I especially love the Dearest Friends cards. Your watercoloring is fabulous and such an inpiration. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  7. Those busy fingers have made beautiful things

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  8. wow stunning samples - thanks for sharing you wonderful ideas with us:)

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  9. Oh my, what stunning cards. Such gorgeous showcasing of this wonderful new release.

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  10. Gorgeous cards! I love them all!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I really like the use of the Mega Succulent stamp set with the rose coloring. Very interesting way to stretch the utility of a stamp set! I also loved the welcome to the neighborhood pop-up card. Great ideas!

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  12. Such amazing cards! I really love the dearest friends stamps. No layering which seems to never turn out well for me. You've beautifully colored that set. So many possibilities. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Fabulous work, Marge!! LOVE your coloring using "Mega Succulent" set, so so gorgeous. :-)

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  14. Oh my... what absolutely gorgeous cards you've created! The succulent cards are my very favorite; both are so lovely. Maybe the pink one is my first favorite, but it's really a toss up. Your water-coloring on all your projects is A-1!

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  15. These cards are lovely, and your Neighborhood card is darling!

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  16. Really cool cards. Wonderful ideas for the village set.

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  17. Beautiful cards, love the coral.

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  18. You have been so busy with all your examples of using the new release from Altenew. I can't begin to comment on which one is my favorite, as each is absolutely wonderful and special in its own way. Your pop-up neighborhood card us just darling and I would think, took a lot of time, I thank you for all the effort you put into this blog hop to make it special for us. Hugs to you!

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  19. Outstanding collection of cards, Marge! Gorgeous colouring. Love them all!

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  20. Beautiful cards! The Miss you is my favorite. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  21. Wonderful . All of your projects are wonderful. Thanks for sharing

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  22. Beautiful floral cards and love the little neighborhood.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  23. I just love how the flower can take up the whole card! So pretty, and the miss you card colours. WOW WOW WOW! I just love the pop-up elements on the neighbourhood card. How awesome is that!

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  24. WOW! What an amazing release! I absolutely love the floral stamps - especially the sweet rose bouquet - and I love to stitch on cards, so I can't wait to get the cross stitch die. Thanks for all the inspiration! I love your 3D pop-up card and your colouring is gorgeous!

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  25. Wow, so many wonderful cards! I love those large colorful succulents.

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  26. This new Altenew release is so varied and fun....I'm loving it. All your cards are so detailed and great, but my favorite had to be the Succulent. Gorgeous!

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  27. Such gorgeous cards! I love that big flower!!

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  28. Love the 'dearest friends' set - that large floral is just amazing!

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  29. Stunning! I just adore all your cards!

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  30. I love the pink flower and the Miss You card. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. All your cards are beautiful ! Your coloring of the flowers is fantastic.

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  32. Wow!! All your cards are gorgeous!! Love your coloring too!!

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  33. So many great cards using the new products!

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  34. Love your cards, but I am really IN LOVE with the succulent stamp set.

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  35. Absolutely stunning projects. You made all the flowers come to life. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Love those florals and the neighborhood stamps.

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  37. I love the dimension with simple strip of paper... making pop ups. Love your wild flower card sete.

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  38. Thanks for the inspiration...

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  39. Looking at your beautiful cards, I realize now, that their were more items on my wishlist!

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  40. I love your cards. that mega succulent stamp is becoming my favorite...

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  41. Beautiful cards - love the pink mega succulent one.

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  42. I LOVE all your cards, but my favorites are the cards made with the Dearest Friends stamp set. They are all so pretty! That is my favorite of the new release.

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  43. Whoooo! Such beautiful cards! I lov your watercoloring!

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  44. Gorgeous cards. Gorgeous coloring

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  45. your cards using the "Dearest Friend" stamps are so fantastic - wonderful!!!

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  46. Wow, your cards are all stunning. I love both colors
    you used on the first two cards & can not choose a fave!
    What a fabulous bloom that is.

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  47. Very nice cards wish I had your talent.

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  48. I like the pink color from the first set and the no line water coloring from the second but all the cards are nice.

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  49. Oh Marge, you have outdone yourself! I love the Mega Succulent stamp & the way you did it first of all makes it look like one huge gorgeous flower. Wow! The friendship floral cards are just lovely & you really tugged at my heart with the Welcome to the Neigbourhood card you made. Two of the three favourites of mine in this release you've used.

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  50. Fabulous cards!! Love this new release. the Mega Succulent stamp is awesome!!!

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  51. My favorite set the friend set! fantastic cards!

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  52. Such wonderful cards. Love the new release. Thanks so much for sharing....

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  53. Omg!! You have absolutely rocked this new release from Altenew..Your cards are just so amazing... Gorgeous coloring and scene building on the last card.Love your work Marge ❤

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  54. Wow! You have created a group of beautiful cards! I love all of the floral cards — gorgeous coloring and design. The neighborhood pop up card is striking. Great job!

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  55. wow! You were busy!! I'm in love with that succulent! Love your use of it....fantastic colors. The second set...well, I'm overly partial to Altenew flower images. Spectacular job with those too. The last set...cut cards with wonderful designs. LOVE all your cards ♥

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  56. Wow, beautiful cards!  Amazing watercoloring and copic coloring.  So fun to see the succulent in different colors.

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  57. Fabulous cards! Love your color variations on your Mega Succulent cards! The other florals are lovely as well, and the Neighborhood set is charming!

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  58. Love all of your cards, but your pop up neighborhood is stunning! Love love love :-)

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  59. Wow! That is a lot of fabulous inspiration! Love the two versions of the succulent cards. And the pop up card is amazing!

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  60. Awesome cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  61. WOW - you have been super busy and SUPER CREATIVE - LOVE your cards!
    The designs are all FABULOUS, especially your STUNNING mega succulents and DELIGHTFUL Dearest Friend designs ... I had two favourites from this release from the start(the Cross Stitch Canvas Die & the Dearest Friend stamp set) so it is wonderful to see the stamps in action ... I also have to confess that the more I hop along, the longer my wish list grows
    Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING :)

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  62. I love all of the new ideas!

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  63. I'm loving the mega succulent but those houses are the best!!

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  64. You really put your heart into these gorgeous projects, Marge! So much to love, and every one a charmer!
    =]

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  65. Your Miss You card is my fave! Love the sentiments from Altenew!

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  66. Wow, wow and WOW!!! What an awesome body of work Marge! These are all so amazing. I would love to see a video of you water colouring, those cards are simply gorgeous! Beautifully done!

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  67. Charming projects!! The Mega Succulent looks like a blooming rose. My wish list just got longer after seeing your projects. :)

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  68. Beautiful cards! I love that you shared the three with the same stamp set....it really shows a great versatility

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  69. Gorgeous flower cards. I love the pop up feature on the houses.

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  70. Love your cards! So much beautiful inspiration. I love the popup neighborhood and your coloring of the flowers are gorgeous.

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  71. AAAACCCCKKKK! You have done so much it's hard to focus on something to comment about. They are all lovely and so versatile. I love the succulent that looks like a beautiful rose in different colors, but in green...it looks just like a succulent. And what you did with the little houses--so over-the-top amazing. Love it. And, all those beautiful floral bouquets wtih the wonderful sentiments. I would have a hard time stopping too! Thank you.

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  72. Such beautiful cards today. You are AMAZING with using watercolors on stamp sets - the images just come to life! Thanks for waiting the Mega Succelent stamp as both a succulent and then also as a rose - such gorgeous colors and I"m surprised at how different the cards look!Thanks for participating on the hop today - I can't help but smile at all the "Happy" on your post today. Just beautiful florals (and houses) and it all reminds me of Spring!

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  73. Your water coloring is always so neat and nice! I love the Mega succulent cards the best, they are beautiful!

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  74. Stunning work, I love the Miss you wish you card, WOW!!!

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  75. What beautiful cards Marge, wow I can't believe you made so many, where do you find the time. They are awesome.

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  76. Sharon YoungbloodMarch 23, 2018 at 9:24 PM

    The third card you made with the "My Dearest Friend" set is my favorite, It simple and so cute!

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  77. Wow! Your cards are all amazing! Your watercoloring in the first two sets of cards is so beautiful! I especially like the no-line watercolor look. The pop-up card is adorable! It looks like it was a lot of work, but the results are so worth it.

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  78. Succulent cards are beautiful....

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  79. Sooooo glad I ordered that Friends stamp set! You have given us such awesome inspiration for using it! And since I am in a community in 'build process', your stand-up welcome card is a great idea too!

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  80. Wow, beautiful work!! Beautiful blooms with so much detail!

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  81. I love all these gorgeous cards! The rose colored succulent is my favorite. Amazing how colors completely change the perspective!

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  82. Beautiful cards but I must say my favorite is the pop up card invitation. How clever! Thanks for sharing all your gorgeous projects with us!

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  83. The pop up card is perfect ! Thank you for sharing.

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  84. Wow! What lovely cards you've made.Love that you showed the versatility of the rose stamp.

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  85. So many great cards! I love the dimensional neighborhood card, but my two favorites are probably the green succulent and the no-line watercolored cluster. Just beautiful!

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  86. Amazing cards! My favorites have to be the beautiful Mega Succulent cards!

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  87. Beautiful Inspirations...Thanks a bunch!!

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  88. I love what you've done with these stamps! The Mega succulent is so versatile, one minute it's a rose the next a succulent, and I love how you stamped the neighborhood set and cut it out. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  89. I'm convinced i need that succulent. I was wondering if it could double for a flower and you have proven it can.. So beautiful!

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  90. You have so many beautiful projects! I especially love seeing one stamp used with the different techniques! 💕

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  91. great release. great samples. love the dearest friend cards. thanks as always for sharing.

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  92. This is collection is absolutely amazing! One wonderful card after another! Thanks for sharing.

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  93. Fabulous cards. Love the Dearest Friends set and your coloring and the different palettes that you used are beautiful.

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  94. You had me at your floral bonanza but then you even topped it with your "Welcome" with the Neighborhood set! Just amazing work and so many amazing stamps, dies and inks! Can't get enough and spending hours looking at everyone's talented inspiration! Can not get enough!

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  95. Wow Marge, I love the water cooler on the flowers. I love it all.

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  96. Beautiful cards, love the florals.

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  97. Wow what a fabulously creative collection of cards. I love your watercolouring especially of the succulent (the green is my favourite) but your pop up card is such great fun too. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  98. WOW all your cards are beyond amazing. Love both colour versions of the mega succulent and the vellum strip is a great added touch. The florals are so pretty with all the colours you've used and the neighborhood card is ingenious, love it.

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  99. OMG! What an amazing array of gorgeous projects!! Each one is fabulous and I love them all!! <3 Thank you so much for inspiring me with your creations!

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  100. Love this collection of cards and all the new releases!! thank you!

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  101. Beautiful projects, beautiful coloring.

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  102. Your floral cards are just beautiful! Love the coloring and composition! I adore your "Welcome to the Neighborhood" and "You're invited" cards. What a delight they would be to receive - who could say no to that lovely gesture!?!

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  103. I love your cards, Marge! You're watercoloring is so beautiful...those flower cards are gorgeous!! I, also, love your village pop-up card...supercute! Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects with us!!

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  104. Really beautiful coloring and gorgeous cards, Marge! I love how you created the sweet little 'town' with your Neighborhood stamps and dies :)

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  105. Wow Marge! What a wonderful group of cards! I love the Village pop-up (OK- the little dog gets to me) and your succulents are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  106. Your coloring on those succulent cards is beautiful. All of these are so outstanding.

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  107. Great Work, your creativity and inspiration is awesome, thank you for sharing!!

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  108. what amazing cards. Just love the Pop Up card and those succulents are incredible.

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  109. These are awesome. I love your coloring!

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  110. Your cards are fantastic, especially the 3 from the Dearest Friends set.

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  111. Oh my goodness! Love your work on these. All of them are amazing, but the anitique linen stamped, water coloured one had my jaw on the floor. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  112. Wow! You've been busy! Loved all of your cards and will go back and check out the neighborhood one again, but my favorites are the Dearest Friend cards as mine just lost her dad the other day. Thanks for sharing.

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  113. AMAZING Inspiration!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the Ideas!!
    Such SWEET New Products too!!
    THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

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  114. Wow! I can't believe how many cards you put together for us, Marge! This is really amazing. I love seeing the houses used, and what a way to showcase them! Plus all that watercoloring is just lovely. I love seeing the succulent as a giant rose, and no-line watercoloring is always a favorite of mine. Thank you so much for sharing so many ideas with us!

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  115. What a wonderful array of cards, love them all Marge, thanks for sharing this fabulous designs!

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  116. Lovely group of cards! Your coloring on the succulent is STUNNING!!

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  117. Fantastic cards! I love the pop-up card - such a great scene!!!

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  118. I have to get my hands on the mega succulent stamp!

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  119. Fabulous cards! They are all so lovely I can't pick a favorite.

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  120. All of your projects are so beautiful. Love how you colored the succulents. TFS

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  121. Love all of your cards! All very pretty. The succulent in pinks does look like a beautiful blossom! and the pop up card is really creative! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  122. Beautiful floral cards - I love the wonderful shading. Altenew always has such wonderful floral designs!

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  123. beautiful cards...coloring is awesome...love the pop up card...

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  124. Adorable cards! The third card with no-line watercoloring is just gorgeous and the colors are so charming.Thanks for the inspiration.

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  125. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing tips and details.

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