Saturday, March 10, 2018

Simon Best Days Blog Hop



You should have arrived here from my DT teamie, Tracy Freeman's blog.  If you have just happened upon my blog and want to start the hop from the beginning, go to the Simon Says Stamp blog.  We'll be giving away a $25.00 gift certificate at every stop on the hop, so don't forget to leave a comment!  The winners will be announced at the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog next Wednesday, Mar. 14.

I was thrilled to receive this Birch Circle die!  Birch trees have always been favorites of mine, and a large one in our back yard was a big reason that we bought our house.  I love the beautiful spring greens of the new leaves as they leaf out, and my card reflects that.

SSS Birch Circle

supplies: white, Green Apple, Green Leaf, Audrey Blue, and Desert Storm card stock, Birch Circle die, leaf die, Flower Friend sentiment, bird from Oh Baby, Audrey Blue and Green Apple ink

I cut the Birch Circle from both white cardstock and from a Desert Storm card front, then trimmed away the trees from the card base, and attached the white circle under it.  The inside of the card was lined with a rectangle of Audrey Blue card.  Then I attached some die-cut leaves in 2 pretty greens and the little sentiment and bird.

My 2nd card is a baby card that is made with the new Sweet Elephants die and a sentiment from a stamp set called Oh Baby.

SSS Sweet Elephants

supplies: white, black, and Green Apple card stock, My Favorite Things Tiny Check and Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots patterned papers, Simon's new Sweet Elephants die and sentiment from Oh Baby stamp set, Simon Stitched Circle and largest Scallop Stitches dies, tiny green buttons, adhesive foam squares

I thought that the gingham and the mini dots were perfect for a baby card, and the little buttons were a fun embellishment, too.  I used a teensy bit of black card under the elephant to make his eye show up better.

And one more - simply using the Oh Baby die along with the sweet foot prints from the stamp set, set on a pieced strip quilt.

SSS Oh,Baby

supplies: white and Mint card, 1/2" strips of patterned papers, Simon's new Oh Baby die and their new Oh Baby stamp set, Stitched Rectangle and Stitched Circle dies, adhesive foam

I cut 2 of the mint dies, and an extra of the shadow die in adhesive foam so that the whole thing would be above the background.  I also popped the little footprints up.

That's it for me - your next stop is at Gayatri Murali's blog.  And don't forget to visit the stops along the Friday hop yesterday as well, for even more chances to win a $25.00 gift certificate!  If you hop and comment on both days, you'll have almost 30 chances to win!

Here's the hop order for today:


Thanks for stopping by - happy hopping!

204 comments:

  1. beautiful cards but I must say that card with the birch circle die is my fav! so beautiful - can't wait to get mine !

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  2. Three wonderful cards, I'm really torn between the elephant and the quilt as my favorite. Definitely "pin-worthy" projects.

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  3. Your cards are so beautiful. This is such a great release.

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  4. Fantastic! I love the card with the sweet elephant, and the baby card is also really cute - what a great way to use patterned papers! Thanks so much for your inspiration!

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  5. These are beautiful. I can't wait to say Hello to spring! That little elephant is adorable and the quilt pattern is just stunning.

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  6. Love that all your cards have that spring vibe. I especially love the birch circle card.

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  7. Your cards do make me smile. Each one is awesome! Thanks for being a part of this amazing hop for SSS.

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  8. Very nice cards. That quilt one is really gorgeous.

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  9. Love your cards! The last oh baby cards is my fave...love the background & the colors are fabulous!

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  10. Each of your cards is so sweet...I think the background on the baby card is my favorite! I always am looking for ways to use my paper scraps and that is a beautiful way!! Thanks.

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  11. Adorable cards. I love the Birch tree die and your card was lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Your quilting background really shows in your card. The attention to detail of all the die cutting you did really shows. TFS!

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  13. Love the first card with the tree die cuts and the baby card is so sweet. Oh dear I love them all. Just adorable.

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  14. Love the colors on the "Oh Baby" card. Great way to use up strips of patterned papers. Cute card.

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  15. Love Love Love your quilted looking card! That pattern and colors are perfect! Your elephants are adorable too! I must try more paper piercing! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Three gorgeous and cute examples of this new release. Love your design elements and creativity. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Wonderful cards. I adore the kraft card with that simple tree die cutting - just so elegant.

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  18. Super cute cards. Love the colors and elements

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  19. Adorable cards! I love them all. TFS

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  20. I loved all your cards. My favorite is 'Hello Spring'. Loved the blue background.

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  21. Beautiful cards! I especially love the baby cards!

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  22. Your background on th “Oh, Baby” card is genius. Love them all. TFS

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  24. Great ideas, love the first one with birch trees.

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  25. Oh my, love your card designs!

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  26. These cards are precious! I love love love the last. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  27. Wow awesome cards! I really like them all but my favorite is the Oh baby card. The mint color and background is awesome!

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  28. the card with the elephant i love it!!! the green pattern is perfect!!! but i love also the one with birch trees :D

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  29. Fabulous Work yet me an that elephant have a thing going! Just saying - lovin it

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  30. Well these are just a fabulous set of cards!! I'm really loving your Hello Spring card!

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  31. Oh my goodness that baby card was perfect!! So beautiful! And the work that was put into that quilt card! The sky really is the limit with this new release! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  32. Love the sweet elephant card. That is so adorable.

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  33. Very cute cards! I love your color choices!!

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  34. Lovely set of cards! I love your paper piecing baby card. Gorgeous color combo and fun idea! Your elephant card is sweet with the gingham paper! Love the Hello spring window!!

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  35. I'm blown away by these cards. Love your choice of colors and patterned paper for the quilt card and I absolutely love the little elephant cut from patterned paper.

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  36. great cards, love the baby cards, the colors and gingham paper. thanks for sharing.

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  37. Perfect baby cards! Just so sweet!

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  38. oh what really lovely cards! I see the quilting inspiration shining through on that last one:)

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  39. What adorable baby cards! The gingham looks so cute with my favorite elephant dies! I love the first card with the birch tree dies and that wonderful pop of blue color!

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  40. Love seeing all of these creations!

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  41. All your three cards are really lovely ! They are all so different the one from the other but each of them just amazing.

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  42. The elephant is a keeper!! Need that die, lol!

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  43. Cute card designs. I really like the birch circle die.

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  44. All of these are really cute, but the birch circle card is my favorite! You create wonderful cards to inspire us!

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  45. wonderful cards Lin - the birch trees are so lovely - the baby cards adorable - the quilt card is so YOU!!

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  46. Lovely cards. Love the one with all those pattern papers !!

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  47. Beautiful cards, sweet baby cards, and that little bird!!

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  48. Love the birch circle card - have to have that die for sure! Lovely projects, TFS!!

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  49. I like all three of these! Each one is so different, from the clean and simple birch to the very patterned quilt, that I can hardly pick a favorite. The patterned elephant is adorable.

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  50. Fantastic cards.
    Love the green gingham with
    the elephant. The other
    card with the multiple stripes
    is exciting and so interesting.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. I'm just crazy about all three cards! I'm not usually a fan of frame dies, but after seeing what you made with that gorgeous color, I'm going to have to rethink my opinion!

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  52. Oh my gosh! Your cards are so unique! I think I've seen those papers a gazillion times and never in this way -- beautiful! And those tiny baby feet! Awwwwwww

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  53. Beautiful cards. I love the designs and those fun stamps and dies.

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  54. Such adorable cards! i love the gingham elephant! thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  55. Great cards! Absolutely love all the Spring colors you have brought to life! The elephant card is absolutely amazing!

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  56. A trio of beautiful and unique cards! Your first card evokes the feel of early spring when the leaves are new and fresh. Love the little elephant card with the green gingham and mini buttons — two of my favorite things. And that quilted card background is spectacular! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  57. Beautiful cards! Love the circle tree die!

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  58. Wonderful baby cards, each so different from the other. I just love the elephant die. Great release.

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  59. Your quilted card is gorgeous!,,

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  60. Great cards, my favorites are the baby cards.

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  61. Your cards are just adorable, I love the papers that you used with your die cuts. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

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  62. I love your Hello Spring card. Simple and we definitely need Spring where I am from.

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  63. Those baby cards are really cute, but I have to say that the “hello spring” card really caught my eye. Love how you created it! 😀

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  64. I really admire your style and love the color pallets! Thanks!!

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  65. Awesome cards!! I love your tree card!!

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  66. Your cards are all lovely Lin. I love birch trees to so this is appealing to me. Your baby card is simply darling and being a quilter your last card is also right up my alley. You have rang ALL of my bells with your samples Lin, beautifully done!

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  67. So versatile and so pretty. I love your colors, patterns, background and design. Just lovely.

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  68. Great cards! I really love the quilted looking one!

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  69. Fun cards, but the first one is particularly wonderful!

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  70. Love your unique and fun cards!

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  71. I adore your birch tree card idea and can’t wait to give it a try.

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  72. Sweet baby cards, and I really love the birch tree cutout with leaves added

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  73. Your elephant is the cutest - using plaid and polka dot - YES!!

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  74. I sure love that elephant! Adding to my shopping cart!

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  75. LOVE each one of these cards, Lin!! Can't pick a favorite because they are all just lovely.

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  76. All three cards are so lovely! The quilt is amazing and obviously a nod to your prior craft love but my favorite the monochromatic green baby card, it's just too cute!

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  77. All of your cards are so lovely. The green and white elephant is just so cute. Thanks!

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  78. Oh my goodness your baby cards are adorable. I esp. love the green and white one with the elephant

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  79. That elephant die is just getting cuter and cuter with each card I see it on.

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  80. All those cards are so pretty, especially the quilted one!

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  81. All your cards are great. I'm intrigued by the quilted look on the last one.

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  82. Some of my faves from the hop!

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  83. Hi Lin,
    I just love your Elephant card, it is just adorable, and has inspired me. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT.
    Take care
    Tracy

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  84. I LOOOOOOVE that birch tree card! So clean and simple, but absolutely darling! So glad to see you used that die - what a great inspiration!

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  85. I love what you did with the Birch Circle die. So cute and Audrey blue with green is a great color combo.

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  86. I'm about to make a baby card, so thanks for the needed inspiration, Lin! Love the new circle tree die & your card!

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  87. Love the “Oh Baby” card. Very fun.

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  88. Fantastic cards! My favorite is the elephant! I love the patterned papers you chose and the green is so pretty!

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  89. totally gorgeous cards Lin. All of them are simply beautiful.

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  90. great set of cards, I love the bright blue background to your forest and that sweet little birdy and those leaves added on to it

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  91. Love your cards!! The little elephant with the gingham patterned paper is a sweet baby card. And that last card is amazing! Love it. I think you have more patience than me

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  92. Beautiful cards, as always......love the bright and fresh colors after so many dreary, Winter, rainy days!!

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  93. Lovely spring cards, especially enjoying them today!

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  94. WOWZA! Love every ONE of your cards! Great job!

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  95. Lovely cards Lin, my favourite has to be the green gingham elephant card, I LOVE gingham and this is fabulous.

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  96. Wonderful cards....just amazing. Jan D., FL

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  97. Very inspiring cards....love the paper you used.

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  98. Thanks for sharing your creations. Very nice!

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  99. Love the variety of cards that you created. My favorite is hello spring as right now our lawns are covered with snow so I'm looking forward to spring!

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  100. I love the bold colors of the first card!

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  101. *swoon* your green themed baby card with the elephant is my favorite. I love non-traditional colors for baby projects. The other 2 cards are also just beautiful, thank you for the inspiration

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  102. really lovely set of cards, lin!!

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  103. I have a new grandbaby due this summer . Thanks for the inspiration!

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  104. the green baby card is so simple yet so so cute!

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  105. Very lovely and gorgeous cards!!

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  106. Fabulous cards! Love the stamps and dies you used! Awesome release!

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  107. Lovely cards! Beautifully executed and fantastic inspiration.

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  108. Sweet cards! Love this release!

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  109. The tree card is one of my favorite cards of this blog hop! I am new to card making, but I going to try this one forsure! Thank you for the great idea. I love it!!

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  110. Lovely cards and the tree die is on my wish list. Thanks so much .

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  111. Lin, I especially love your baby quilt card!

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  112. Love the quilt card very simple and a great way to use scraps. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  113. Awesome cards!!! love the colors

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  114. I love the green elephant card!!!

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  115. Wonderful cards. I especially love the gingham and polka dot elephant. So adorable.

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  116. Great cards that inspire me. May have to get that Birch Circle die. Loved the green gingham baby card and the quilt effect in pastels.

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  117. simplicity of the elephant card is so nice

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  118. Can't pick a fav!! Love the mix of greens and blues with the Kraft cardstock on your spring card, the oh so lovely green and teeny buttons on your elephant card, and the mix of colors and patterns on the quilt like baby card!

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  119. Your cards make me wish I had some babies in the family to case these for. Really special - all three of them!

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  120. The quilt card is amazing! All your cards are great. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  121. so adorable - love the green elephant one!!!

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  122. Love the card w/all the strips of paper.

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  123. I love how you did the tree.

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  124. Very cute cards! Thank you for sharing.

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  125. Your cards are precious! Especially the gingham /elephant card--adorable!

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  126. Lovely cards Lin, such nice colours, it seems to me they say "let spring come!" Thank you for these gorgeous examples with the new SSS release.

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  127. Hi, LOVE your cards, thy are all so adorable and I love that you used such bright pretty colors. Awesome post today.

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  128. Your cards are stunning! The gingham polka dot elephant just blew me away.

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  129. The forest scene is so cute. Love the bird. The patchwork card and the little elephant card are darling.

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  130. Your cards at very unique. I especially like the green elephant one.

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  131. All of your cards are so very cute!!! Thank you for sharing.

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  132. Love your cards - the colors combo on these cards are perfect for the occasion

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  133. love your cards, they are so sweet

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  134. Really cute cards! Love the happy spring colors!

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  135. These are each so cute! I love the quilted background card!

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  136. All good but I'm WILD about the background of the last card. Why have I never seen this or tried this?!

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  137. All of your cards are gorgeous, but the birch trees with new leaves has won my heart!!

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  138. Really like these! Especially the first one, love the placement of the trees and the leaves.

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  139. Found you thru the SIMON SAYS newsletter.
    I really liked the birch tree card. The color combos, and adding the leaves made it so dimensional. I would love to see the inside of the card too.
    ... and the baby feet with the tiny baby TOES!!!

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  140. Your cards are wonderful! This is such a great release :)

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  141. Love the colors on your birch card, love the patterned paper on your baby card and how cool that you incorporated your quilting background on your third card! Nice work, Thank you.

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  142. I especially love your tree card with the circle cutout. Very creative.

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  144. I especially love your tree card with the circle cutout. Very creative.

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  145. Super cards - especially like the one that looks like a quilt. The colors are so pretty and love the design!

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  146. Beautiful cards. Especially like the quilt one!

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  147. Oh my, what great cards. The attention to details in each is so inspiring. I love all of them. tfs

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  148. Precious cards. Loved them all but especially the tiny elephant on the green dotted paper. The birch tree die looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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  149. I just love the color combo on the birch tree card. So soothing.

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  150. Awesome cards!!! So clever to add the leaves on the birch tree...and the paper quilt is amazing!

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  151. I love all of your wonderful ideas!

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  152. These are gorgeous! Love the birch trees!

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  153. These are all great love the different ideas, awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  154. Cute cards! Those sweet elephants are adorable!

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  155. Love the ideas. So inspiring,especially like the birch tree card. I too love trees and will have to try this one.

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  156. Your cards are awesome. Cant wait to use my stamps and dies when they get here

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  157. Beautiful projects. Thanks for inspiring me today.

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  158. Three great cards ! The first one has my heart because it’s very creative.
    [margessw@icloud.com]

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  159. Love the different patterns used in the elephant card. Polka dots and gingham, so cute!

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  160. These cards look like they were made with material instead of paper! Just adorable!

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  161. Lin, these are beautiful! Knowing that I am a former quilter, you know I love the sweet baby card with the faux-quilt! Sweet and so beautifully done! What a great release this is!! Hugs!

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  162. I love, love, love all of your cards! The birch trees in the window with that sweet little bird is really cute. Your use of the different patterned green cardstock is so creative and makes such an adorable baby card! And that last baby card is just stunning! Again, your use of patterned paper is really an art. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us!!

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  163. Such adorable cards! Loved the color combinations

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  164. Very cute cards. Love those baby feet.

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  165. SQUEAL!! Such BEAUTIFUL Cards!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  166. OH MY GOSH !!!!! Absolutely terrific cards. You have done a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing. ;)

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  167. Great cards! I love the look of that quilt card. The strips have a great look. The elephant is just adorable and I really like that birch die.

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  168. Aw these cards just are so adorable!!!!

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  169. I'm lovin' the cards and especially that stinkin' cute elephant card; thanx for the inspiration!

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