"The Perfect Reason" Stamp of Approval - Blog Hop Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of "The Perfect Reason" Stamp of Approval Collection Blog Hop!

If you are new to Stamp of Approval... here's what's its all about!

Stamp of Approval is a box filled with a special collection of stamps, dies and in this case, a stencil just for you!  All of the items in the box can be mixed and matched together and are designed to do so. Accompanied by your favorite ink, this box makes a great gift too!  I would suggest Catherine's own ink line, found here.

This lovely box of creative goodies comes straight to your mailbox but you have to order it quickly as it tends to sell out within the first 12 - 18 hours!  

To get on the Wait List to receive your "ready for purchase" email, click here!  If you are a member of StampNation, you will receive your shop email an hour ahead of time.  Just one of the perks of being a member! :)

Now let's get to sharing some fun creations made using the contents of "The Perfect Reason" Collection.

For my background, I used a soft nylon bristled brush to achieve the soft blended back ground of inks through our fun stencil included in this release's collection.
This card features the beautiful inks from Catherine Pooler Designs in the colors of: Fiesta Blue, Aquatini, Grass Skirt, Lime Rickey and finally, Tiara.

For my second card, I wanted to create a fun, bold back ground so I stamped all of my elements in Midnight ink and then masked them off using masks cut using the stamp sets' coordinating dies.
Once masked, I used Tiki Torch, Tutti Frutti, Flirty Fuchsia and Party Dress to ink over top of the whole panel.  With a final few flicks of Midnight ink to add some splatter & a few drops of water, I removed the masks and VOILA! 


Would you like to WIN a box of your very own???  Comment on each designers blog hop post to WIN. There are THREE days a chance of winning. One winner will be chosen at random from each day's blog hop comments and announced on February 9 on Catherine's blog. The winners will win their box and if you have already bought it, you will be refunded!

Now hop on over to the next designer's blog for more Stamp of Approval goodness...





Thanks for dropping by!  Happy hopping today!

~ Ally ~


Supplies:
Stamps: Perfect Reason, Everyday Mod (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink: Tiara, Lime Rickey, Grass Skirt, Aquatini, Fiesta Blue (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Paper: Premium 100lb White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Accessories: Perfect Vine Dies, Perfect Reason Dies, Mod Squared Stencil (Catherine Pooler Designs)

Stamps: Perfect Reason, Perfect Peacock, Everyday Mod (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink: Midnight, Tiki Torch, Tutti Frutti, Flirty Fuchsia, Party Dress (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Paper: Premium 100lb White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler Designs), Black Cardstock (Recollections)
Accessories: Perfect Reason Dies, Perfect Peacock Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs)

191 comments:

  1. Love these, Allison! Great color combos!

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  2. Wow, wow, wow I LOVE your cards. The second one is awesome, love the bold look to it.

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  3. WOW Ally! These are fantastic! Love the way the b&w just pops off those fun of colors of the second card and that first one -ahhhhh- I love those blues and greens - can't wait until my inks get here!!

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  4. Love your cards! And love how you explain how you do the techniques, very helpful!

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  5. Love your blended backgrounds!

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  6. Love them! I too prefer to use the stencil brushes...I get a more even blend!

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  7. Both backgrounds have wonderful ombré effect but the black and white flowers pop off that background! Awesome!

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  8. Ally, your cards are always beautiful..Thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. Oh wow, fabulous cards! I love them both--so different and striking. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!!

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  10. Love your colorful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. You've outdone yourself Ally!
    I love these cards!

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  12. Amazing!! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Your cards are fabulous! I am not sure which one I will CASE first!!!

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  14. Fabulous cards! Love the vibrant colors!

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  15. Love, love, love, the colors the collection.

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  16. OMG...OMG! These cards are the BEST! I love the colors and design of the first card. It's gorgeous! And the technique you used in the second card is great. I've been stamping many years, and I never thought to use masks in that way. Have to try it. I love the look! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas.

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  17. Wow, the masking was worth it for the background you got. It's beautiful. The stencil for the first card really makes a gorgeous background too. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Love your cards! I especially love how all the colors coordinate so well together!

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  19. Love your Sending Hugs card! Gorgeous use of colors. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Beautiful cards! Love the vibrant colors.
    thanks for sharing :)
    cheers
    preety

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  21. I love your cards and the ombre backgrounds are great

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  22. LOVE your cards Ally - especially that first one. :) :)

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  23. OMGeeee! I just love your paisley design.

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  24. Beautiful cards! Love the backgrounds on both of them! Great Stamps! Looking forward to adding them to my collection!

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  25. Hi Allison!! Both of your cards are great. Ilove the first one for the floral arrangement around the sentiment. Those flowers are perfect for that! And your second card? OY!!! That's a beautiful one with that background against the black. I'll definitely be CASEING both of your cards, my SN friend!

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  26. Love your cards Ally. The softness of the first card is beautiful and the boldness of the second card is stunning...

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  27. Allison you have created two very pretty cards. TFS

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  28. You cards are truly amazing. Your talent shines threw on these cards.

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  29. I really like your second card. I need to use more masks to I can get that kind of background. Thans!

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  30. Love the pastels. Your background is great.

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  31. Beautiful cards I just love the color combos on the first card all my favs from the ink collection

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  32. Your color blending is amazing! Love your cards and this SOA Box!

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  33. Lovely cards! The second one is especially eye-catching!

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  34. That 2nd card is a fun one great Idea, thanks for the inspiration.

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  35. Gorgeous cards!!! Love them!!!

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  36. Awesome cards! Especially love that stencil background!

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  37. Absolutely gorgeous! The paisley card is my FAVE!!!! I will definitely CASE this one.

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  38. I really like those vibrant colors!

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  39. Wowsers, those are some Jekyll-and-Hyde cards! Love the softness you achieved with the stencil brush, and the little posy with the new flower set. And your masked-off black and white paisleys are AWESOME! What a great technique, and also justifies the purchase of the matching dies! lol

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  40. Wow, Ally, they are beautiful! I love the colors in both of them!!.,

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  41. Love both cards but the bold colors with the black, be still my heart!

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  42. Ally,
    Absolutely love the Party Dress, Flirty Fuschia, Tutti Frutti, Tiki Torch combination. The masking technique with the matching dies was very effective.

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  43. Very attractive cards Ally. I love the bold colours on the paisley card.

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  44. I love your first card but I totally adore your second card. What a stunner!

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  45. These are awesome - love your designs!

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  46. Love your cards. Such innovative ways to use the stamps.

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  47. I love that stenciled background and flowers card. Your colors are amazing!

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  48. Love those bold colors & that stencil is destined to be a favorite. Great cards.

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  49. WOW!!!! Both cards are just absolutely fantastic!!

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  50. Beautiful cards - love the new products!

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  51. You make such beautiful backgrounds! I keep practicing!!

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  52. Ohhh I just love the background and colors that you chose!

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  53. I really like your masking technique! So cool. And I love the way the brushes stroke on the color for the first card. Both are so awesome!

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  54. love the color choices in both cards! really cute!

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  55. I like your colorful backgrounds.

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  56. Just love yours cards.

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  57. These are so lovely!

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  58. Great cards, I just love this collection.

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  59. wonderful cards, that's a clever idea to use the die cuts as masks!

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  60. Wow wow wow. That b&w certainly pops with those colours. Grt cards

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  61. Love your cards Ally. the one with the white masked off areas is just stunning! and really like the layout and color choices on the other one.

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  62. Fabulous and fun cards! Two more days....yay!!

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  63. Awesome cards! I can't wait to get my hands on this box:)

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  64. Awesome colors
    and designs.
    Carla from Utah

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  65. Great job, Ally! I'm lovin' the little black splatters on your second card. Nice touch!

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  66. The masked bold card is FABULOUS!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  67. Whoa Ally!! These are fantastic! I love your ink blending on both cards. The way the flowers peek out from the sentiment strip on the first card is so fun. I'm going to have to give that a try. ;)

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  68. Love the bold look of your second card....love flowers...can't wait to get the collection

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  69. Loved your cards! So colorful! Thank you for sharing.

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  70. Such pretty cards! I really like the softer colored card, but both are fabulous!

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  71. WOW Ally! Gorgeous cards.

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  72. Love the colors with the black! Great cards!!:)

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  73. Wonderful ideas with these products. Love the colors.

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  74. Stunning cards - love the background you created:)

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  75. Awesome cards ally I especially like the second card. I love the flowers in black with the bright background. Fabulous as always.

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  76. Love your background blending. those inks look like they work great!

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  77. Love your cards. Can't wait to get my SOA box and see what I come up with. Thank you.

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  78. The backgrounds on both cards are just awesome!

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  79. Thanks for sharing these fun colorful cards! I love the backgrounds and colors! FUN FUN

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  80. I really like these cards! My favorite is the "Sending Hugs" one because the black against the vibrant colors is so striking.

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  81. Oh, how stinkin' CUTE!!! I love all the whimsy here, and your cards are so amazing. Looks like a great box of goodies!!!

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  82. Beautiful cards! Love them and all their beautiful colors.

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  83. Wow! Love the color combination! Gorgeous!

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  84. Your cards are truly amazing!

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  85. Fantastic cards...the second one grabs your attention with the bold colors and black stamping......Love it!

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  86. Great cards. I love the bold background of your second card. Fun stamp set.

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  87. Love both your cards Ally...great ideas, thanks for sharing!

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  88. Fabulous cards Ally!!

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  89. Love the colors you used on the first card

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  90. Love your creativity and color combo!

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  91. Thanks for sharing the masking technic you used on the second card.

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  92. I really like your color combinations...and your cards are lovely!

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  93. Thanks for sharing love the backgrounds. Great job.

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  94. Beautiful color choices!

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  95. Love your cards, great colors and designs! What a awesome idea to use the die cuts to mask for the background colors! Love that! I never would have thought of that. Will have to give that a try myself once I finish the hopping the blog!

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  96. Beautiful cards, love the backgrounds and card design, and those colors look awesome!

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  97. What bright, cheerful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  98. Love your cards Ally!

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  99. Your cards and color choices are wonderful!

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  100. Your second card is my favorite so far! Love the contrast of the black with the bold background colors.

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  101. Love the colors and design! Love the way you used the products! Fantastic job!

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  102. Gorgeous colors!!!! Absolutely love your first card!

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  103. Love the colors, great cards

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  104. Love the color combos! Amazing cards.

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  105. I love your ink blending on the cards! You made gorgeous cards!

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  106. Love both these cards-the color combinations are beautiful!

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  107. Really like the second card. Midnight ink and then the bright colors in the background. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  108. Love all these cards!!!

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  109. What a great way to show us a different use for the flower stamps. Love the flowers in black with that colorful background.

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  110. Beautiful cards! Great color combos!

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  111. Ally, you keep on surprising me with your fabulous cards. Love what you did with the second one. It really pops out. Love it! :)

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  112. I am totally in love with the second card - the colors are so vibrant against the black and white - definitely one I am going to CASE once I get this SOA in my hands!

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  113. Both cards are awesome! I love the colors you used.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  114. Love the bold colors.....gotta get those ink pads!

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  115. Love the colours used on these cards

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  116. Your colours are chosen so well Ally! Love them :D

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  117. I love your first card! It's clean and simple and I like that arrangement of flowers.

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  118. Hi Ally ~ I love both of these cards for different reasons. Your first is beautifully stenciled (LOVE that stencil!!) and I love the bright, bold colors in the second. The midnight splatter adds just the right touch. Thanks for sharing. ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

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  119. It's so nice to see all the stamps stamped in black for a change! Thanks for the tip about masking them, and then inking that background, with those beautiful colors from CP Inks. Love the contrasts!

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  120. Awesome cards! My favorite is the true friend card. I love how the flowers are peeking out from the sentiment. Sooo pretty.

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  121. Gorgeous cards! Such different looks from the same collection! Stunning!

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  122. Love the blended backgrounds. The colors are so pretty.

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  123. Beautiful designs!

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  124. I absolutely love these cards. Will definitely be casing the second card.

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  125. HEy Ally, wonderful, beautiful, marvelous cards as usual!!! I would love to clone some of your creativity!!! TFS

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  126. Beautiful color combos and details on your lovely cards!

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  127. Great cards!!!!!!

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  128. Gorgeous, love your bold color choices

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  129. Sue Brożek (aka mailboxmoments) Your sending hugs card is absolutely awesome. Love all the colors!

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  130. Yummm, your cards are bright, fun, and tasty too.

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  131. It must be so fun getting the Stamp Of Approval Boxes in the mail!!

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  132. Beautiful cards. Love the stencil, the inks, the stamps...its perfect. Thank you for sharing. Happy day.

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  133. Your cards are lovely! Thank you for the inspiration ♥

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  134. Beautiful cards. I love the colour combinations!

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  135. fabulous colour combinations. Both cards are so colourful

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  136. Both cards are really gorgeous! Love the new stamp sets and the Mod Squares stencil is just fabulous!

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  137. Love your cards Ally!! From soft and dreamy to bold and dramatic!! They're beautiful!!

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  138. Your cards are beautiful....awesome ink color

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  139. So cool! Love the flowers.

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  140. I had a REALLY hard time deciding which card I preferred (which doesn't happen very often). I finally decided on the True Friend card - but I think it was based on it being the end of a very energizer bunny type of day and that card is so calm and serene to look at. I really enjoyed it.

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  141. Just delightful!

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  142. Stunning cards. I love your gorgeous colour blending. Your second card with the masked stamping really packs a visual punch in the best way - it is awesome.

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  143. Wonderful, vibrant colors on both cards. The stencil makes a great trellis for the stamped and die cut flowers. Your use of black on the second card really makes the colors pop. Love the sentiments!

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  144. Wow, these cards just pop! Love the colors you used.

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  145. LOVE these cards! Great job!

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  146. You are so good with color Ally. These combos look great. Your designs are fabulous as well.

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  147. Wonderful cards....love the colors!

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  148. Love this stencil! Also love the background colors, one is soft and the other is vibrant- very different but both are beautiful!

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  149. Gorgeous cards!! Really love the background on the second card!!

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  150. Your cards are stunning...those colors are just gorgeous, so vibrant!

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  151. Two wildly different cards and yet I love them both! Such pretty colors!!

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  152. Love your mix of color with black and white - very eye catching! Thanks for sharing.

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  153. Wow what lovely cards, both completely different styles, I especially love the bold look of your second card.

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  154. Love these cards!!So much fun!

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  155. I love the combination of the greens and blues. Very cheery card.

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  156. Ally ~ two cards with such extreme differences. The blues and greens are so soft and pretty and then the awesome bold colors on the 2nd card. Simply Gorgeous!!

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  157. I love your colors, really inspiring!

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  158. Love your beautiful card!

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  159. Your cards are so pretty! Love your designs and colors

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  160. Gorgeous cards, Ally! Your colorful backgrounds are AMAZING!!

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  161. Your color combos are perfect.

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  162. Love the colors you used with the stencil and flowers! Awesome cards!

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  163. I like the first card best. It's the way the colors come together.

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  164. I may have commented already but to make sure I will comment again!! Love your cards!! Especially the second one. I am so loving the bright colors with the black!! Thank you for sharing :)

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  165. Super pretty, looks like a box of fun!

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  166. Love your style!! Great box and great colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  167. Candy couldn't be more fun than your paisley card. Great colors

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  168. wow, I love the background on both cards. And that stencil is great. thanks for the inspiration!

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  169. Love your bold background with the black and white elements. Super fun color blend on the top card. :-)

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  170. Awesome cards. Love the bright colors. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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  171. Love your beautiful colorful backgrounds!!! Great cards!

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  172. Great cards!! Love the first one!! And they bright vibrant colors!

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  173. This us definately a great collection!! So much diversity in a few stamp sets! I'm in love with the whimsical flowers, so much diversity in a few stamp sets! Can't wait to play!!
    Kitty T.

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  174. Wow! Stunning, especially that second card!

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  175. Wow, gorgeous cards!! I am loving that stencil! Your second card is stunning and must have taken a bit of time to mask all the images. So worth it though!! Just beautiful!

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  176. Wow! Just gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  177. Love your use of color! The cards are so very different - one more subtle and the other bold - thank you so much for sharing your work. :)

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  178. I love the use of colors in your cards. Very beautiful.

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  179. Wow Ally, that true friend card is GORGEOUS! I love both of the cards, but that one is my favorite. The colors are beautiful and that stencil.... I am just in love with it! I am going to be making cards forever with that stencil! lol :)

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  180. You really wowed me with your blending on both cards! That is one of my favorite techniques, so I love seeing on a card that is so beautifully done. The second card is so eye catching. It is not something I would have ever thought to do, but I certainly will now! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

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  181. The first card is spectacular. You are so creative!

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  182. Your card with the 'Mod Squared' Stencil is awesome.

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  183. I need to try that masking technique where you Stamp first. Great cards. Love the colors.

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  184. The blending on both the cards is fabulous. I love the second card with the masking.

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Thanks for brightening my day. I read each and every comment.
Hugs,
Ally.