Monday, June 5, 2017

The Naturally Inspired Collection Blog Hop

Hi!


Welcome to today's Blog Hop! We are celebrating the newest Stamp of Approval Collection -- The Naturally Inspired Collection.  You should have arrived here from Catherine's Blog! I am so excited to be hopping today! I'm not even kidding - when I opened the box, I shrieked with excitement because I loved every.single. thing. that was inside! It was so easy to start creating! I didn't even need much inspiration.  And.. speaking of inspiration, what keeps YOU naturally inspired? For me, I find myself looking for patterns and colors in nature (and in stores, too), all the time for me to use in my projects.  I also go to Pinterest quite a bit; not for project ideas, but for color combos using photographs of things in nature!


The above card was inspired by this photograph:


To create this card, I used Simply the Best and Birds of a Feather Stamp Sets, WOW Wanderlust Embossing Powder, and Melon Ice and Grass Skirt Inks.


This card was created with Medallion Mix Up and Wild Garden Stamp Sets, Spiro Doily Die and Mint to Be, Melon Ice and Midnight Inks.



How fun is that die? I used Simply the Best and Birds of a Feather Stamp Sets, the Best Die and Party Dress, Its A Girl, Mint to Be, Pixie Dust and Sweet Sixteen Inks.


I used the masking technique to create this card.  I love the little array of flowers! I used Wild Garden and Simply the Best Stamp Sets, along with Grass Skirt, Bellini, Its A Boy, Midnight, Garden Party, Party Dress and Pixie Dust Inks.


The stamp-off (or second generation stamping) technique was used for this card.  I used Wild Garden and Simply the Best Stamp Sets with Midnight, Aquatini, Party Dress and Grass Skirt Inks.

I even have a video, sharing how I made it!!!





Comment to win! What makes YOU Naturally Inspired?

Next up on the Blog Hop is Deepti! You are going to adore her blog post!!!

Today's Blog Hop List:

Catherine Pooler
Chrissie Tobas YOU ARE HERE
Deepti Stephens
Kristie Goulet
Justine Hovey
Jill Hawkins
Kimberly Wiener





SUPPLIES:

Supplies listed above available in the Catherine Pooler store.


Let's Connect! 

 




248 comments:

  1. These cards are stunning! This SOA box looks so versatile...I can't wait to get mine! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  2. So many beautiful projects! I really like your CAS Style--lots of white space lets you appreciate the stamp designs and colours. I love what you've done with that wildflower set. That's probably one of my sources for being "naturally inspired;" the range of colours, variety, and sheer determination of wild-growing flowers is such a joy to witness, in the summer months. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. I love your CAS style. These cards are beautiful!

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  4. Wowzers that is an amazing array of fabulousness! The feather card is beautiful. I love the colour combo you used there, stunning.

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  5. All the cards are so soft and lovely!Great job!

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  6. WOW! Your cards are amazing. I can't pick a favorite, I loved them all.
    What inspires me are florals...the scents, the colors and the shapes.
    That being said, I'm going to love using the floral stamps in this collection.

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  7. Thanks for the video ! Liked the off stamping approach for that softer look!

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  8. I love all the subtle touches of your cards today Chrissie!

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  9. I love your card and I love that you were making it for your daughter....thanks for sharing

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  10. Wow! Your cards are gorgeous. I love them. Thank you.

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  11. So pretty! I love all the inspiration you've shared with us this morning. You showcase the genius of the SOA collection perfectly! Thank you.

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  12. Wow...so many pretty cards!! I just love that doily stamp and die cut! Thanks for sharing and for the video!!
    -Irene Garcia
    mrsirenegarcia@yahoo.com

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  13. Love each of your cards & I plan on CASE-ing each one when I get hold of this collection. And I really appreciate that you included a video! So helpful! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  14. Awesome cards! Love that first one especially.

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  15. You've translated your love for patterns and colours into beautiful cards! The photo you shared is amazing! My inspiration comes from nature...flowers, animals and, especially, butterflies! Thank you for creating and sharing beauty with us today!
    ~carol

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  16. Wow! Awesome cards!!! I'm in love for the stunning colors!!!
    I’m inspired by nature around me and by my beloved partner!!! He always supports me!!! He’s the best!!!

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  17. Cards are so pretty! I am inspired by flowers and butterflies in nature. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Simply wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

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  19. Beautiful cards and stunning designs.

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  20. Your cards are amazing! I love the Wild Garden stamp set!

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  21. Beautiful cards! I love your interpretation of the photo.

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  22. Lovely cards! I really like the feathery one.

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  23. Beautiful! A nice reminder of how gorgeous the stamp off technique is! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I can see why you were inspired by the cave---very cool!! It reminds me of the caves we rode into on a boat on Kauai. Nice.

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  25. Your cards are all fantastic. I love how the first one turned out - how you were inspired by the photo was awesome! I find the natural and beautiful colors of nature are always a great inspiration.

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  26. Love the card and your video! Catherine's stamp collections are always so amazing.

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  27. Chrissie, I love how you found inspiration to create your card! That usually works for me, too. Do you take pictures of the things that inspire you? You're cards are lovely, especially that first one.

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  28. Wow, I love all of these cards! So excited to play with this box.

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  29. Simply beautiful....Loved how you stamped off to create the softer colors for lovely gard for a cherished daughter.

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  30. All your cards are beautiful. I love your inspiration photo and the card you created. Your use of the sprio doily die on the second card is so lovely.

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  31. Wow! Great cards. I really like the simplicity of the best friend card!

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  32. Wow wonderful card designs, could you imagine taking that inspiration picture that would be awesome.

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  33. Lovely cards! Your soft colors are so pretty!

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  34. This box is awesome, I love that garden set!

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  35. Great designs, love the inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Love all your cards. They are beautiful. I have an eight year old granddaughter that says best day ever also. She loves working with me making cards and scrapbooking.

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  37. Great cards! This SOA looks like it is going to be so much fun to use.

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  38. WOW! Great cards and great colors! Thanks!

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  39. Floral fabulousness! The stamp designs are beautifully showcased on this card.

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  40. Your cards age gorgeous! I love the feather one. I am so inspired by all of you and the wonderful creations you make.

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  41. All of your cards are beautiful, clean and simple yet lovely. Loved the colors used.

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  42. Really love all your samples and ideas on these cards. Thanks for the video too

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  43. Great use of the collection! Love all of your cards! The feather one is so pretty!

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  44. Fantastic cards! Thank you for showing so many ideas using this new collection!

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  45. Soft! Beautiful! Inspiring! SO MY STYLE! Love it!

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  46. Awesome card! Love that this speaks to your daughter with her favorite saying. I love seeing inspiration all around me. Some times I get inspired by the colors of my dishes as I have very bright Fiesta Ware.

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  47. Love your sweet and simple designs! They're all beautiful :)

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  48. Your cards are an inspiration to me today. Thank you! CAS is definitely my style. :)

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  49. Like the different options for same stamp

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  50. Thank you for sharing you beautiful cards. Can't wait to get my SOA box now!!!

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  51. Lovely cards from some wonderful nature inspirations

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  52. Your cards are amazing. How uplifting to receive simple, yet gorgeous mail! The feathers are so pretty...thanks for sharing!

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  53. Love your cards.😊 Love the different color feathers on the one. Thanks for sharing

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  54. The variety of cool stamps in this collection is fabulous!

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  55. Great cards. Love all the soft colors. Think my favorite is the first one. Love that flourish

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  56. Oh wow! Look at all these beautiful cards! I especially love the one where you stamped the dandelion on the spiro-doily and popped it up! Just gorgeous :)

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  57. All your cards are beautiful Chrissie!! I'm loving the feathers but really, how donyou oick one thing in this fabulous box of goodness!!

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  58. Beautiful cards, and awesome video for 2nd generation stamping technique! Love your inspiration photo, a walk in the woods is inspiring to me or a picture like this that could be from a hike.

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  59. I love the softness of all your cards. They have this soft dreamy look about them. I'm inspired by many things but mostly nature.

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  60. So many beautiful cards!! I love them all!!

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  61. Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for the video too - love watching card making videos!

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  62. Love all of the pretty ideas!

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  63. Love how you've used the products in this SOA box. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  64. Your cards are beautiful, the stamping off technique for your own background is such a good idea. Thank you

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  65. Loved your video, beautiful cards, thanks for sharing.

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  66. I'm naturally inspired by nature... seeing the beauty in things created naturally, not man made. I loved the way you captured the light and flow of your 1st card.

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  67. Love those ombre feathers, Chrissie! These cards are all lush!

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  68. Oh my goodness. Your card are so beautiful!

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  69. Love the spiro doily. I'm lately obsessed with doilies - so great for layering.

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  70. Gorgeous cards, Chrissie! I liked how you used that beautiful photograph to inspire one of your amazing cards!

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  71. I love these cards. You have such a lovely aesthetic!

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  72. Wow, that's a lot of cards and they're all fantastic! I am totally inspired by my daughter. As a young gymnast, I saw goal setting, determination and commitment to do her best. She went on to be a winning collegiate gymnast, on scholarship. Now as a mother, wife and nurse, I see how the skills she learned in her gymnastic career, continue to serve her.

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  73. Love all your cards, simple but very pretty!

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  74. You did a fantastic job mirroring the
    picture of the sun through the grotto.
    Great cards.
    I'm inspired by the cards that I see
    on the many blogs I visit. they give
    me ideas as a send-off for my cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  75. beautiful cards - I can't choose a favorite, they all use what inspires me - Nature!! Thanks for sharing

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  76. Beautiful cards, every one of them! I am inspired by colors in nature - especially rainbow colors!

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  77. Gorgeous cards! I LOVE that first one. I continue to be amazed at how many different style cards can be made with one SOA. LOVE this new release. Can't wait to get my hands on it.

    Teresa Rawnick

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  78. I love the card. The leaf stamp is great!

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  79. I really like all of your cards! Those feathers and tiny birds are so cool. I think this will be a fun collection to work with. Great job... and thank you for the video.

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  80. I love how your inspiration photo inspired your card! That first one has just a touch of opulence.

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  81. There is a very large and very tall oak tree that I can see from my family room, and from the master bath upstairs. When I was getting chemo in 2005, it looked like a hand reaching across the skies. I felt such a connection to the tree. 12 years later this tree is larger, fuller and still feels connected to my heart. It's my inspiration.
    Your cards are so very lovely!

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  82. I love your soft and beautiful coloring, especially on the first card. Even before I saw your inspiration photo, your card brought a similar image to my mind. So lovely. Thank you.

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  83. The more cards I see from this new SOA collection the more I look forward to be able to use these stamps and dies! I LOVE nature and the
    nature inspired cards!

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  84. I love the softness of color you get with the stamping off technique. Makes for a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  85. Chrissie, love that inspiration picture and how you interpreted it - so feminine and pretty.

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  86. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! Lovely cards!

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  87. Wonderful set of cards. Love the soft colours. Thanks for the video about second-generation stamping.

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  88. Beautiful cards, thank you for the inspiration.

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  89. Beautiful cards. Love the colors. Thank you.

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  90. Beautiful cards Chrissie!! I love how you layered the feathers.

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  91. I love the card you made that was inspired by the photo. I, too am inspired by things I see - flowers, a sunset, even the pink and green big slide at the state fair inspired me!

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  92. Love your cards and love how you used a different technique on each.

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  93. All of your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

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  94. Cards are stunning their simplicity:)

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  95. They are all such beautiful cards!

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  96. Love your cards. They are beautiful. Excited about this SOA kit.

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  97. Watching my daughters grow and change into beautiful young ladies inspires me. They are both so uniquely different and perfect in their own special way. Your cards are so lovely and this collection is stunning. I can't wait to get my hands on it.

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  98. Your cards are wonderful, I am loving this collection. I would like to walk through the woods where that picture was taken.

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  99. Every card is so pretty..........clean and simple. Wonderful job!

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  100. Your cards are so pretty. Love Love them

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  101. Your cards are so pretty. Love Love them

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  102. im so inspired to get that aquatini color. this is great

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  103. Love this- truly captures the beauty in nature can't wait to try it myself!

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  104. They are all absolutely beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing your cards & video!

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  105. Very pretty cards, I like that the stamp set can be used in so many ways.

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  106. Lovely cards! That feather seems to be attracting me the most of all of the stamp sets this go round.

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  107. Hello Chrissie!! Love the cards you made for Day 2 of this blog hop!! The photograph that inspired your 1st card is absolutely stunning! CP's Inks are just SO gorgeous...and I love their versatility!! And I love how you used the stamps to create these beauties!!! TFS!! ☺

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  108. I love how you made the flower on the doily 3D. What a cool effect. A must-try! And the flowers in the FRIEND cats look like a bouquet. Gorgeous!

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  109. I adore the cards you created .....I am delighted with all that is in store in the SOA this time. Yahoo

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  110. Love all your cards, so nice to see many cards using these stamps...so versatile!

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  111. Just awesome cards! Lovely colors and arrangments!

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  112. Love your beautiful cards!

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  113. Hi Chrissie!!, I liked your Wild garden best day ever card. I bet you daughter is always happy and fun to be with. You asked what inspires me. I do go to SN, but have you every look at people clothes. Sometime you can see some fun and wild colors on a person shirt. LOL. I even took a picture of my friend scrub blouse she wears to work. Great bright colors. Thanks again for your cards. I can't wait to get the box.

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  114. Oh wow, your cards are beautiful! They actually inspire me as well as other creations made from design team members and cardmakers I follow. Thanks so much for sharing with us!!

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  115. Really like all of your cards! Even with stamping off, the colors remain vibrant and fully cover the stamp. What great inks. I am inspired by other designers and truly appreciate when they (and you) take the time to film videos and explain their process.

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  116. Honestly, looking at your cards makes me inspired by everything. Cannot wait for this collection to be released!

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  117. Your daughter has the right idea, Best Day Ever!. Can't wait until release day.

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  118. Looking forward to this release and your cards have provided me with inspiration!

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  119. Beautiful set of cards! I love the first one with the soft inky background. Right now I'm inspired by all the amazing flowers and plants available at garden centers.

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  120. Those are wonderful cards. The colors are so appealing. The photo was, too! I'd love to be there. What inspires me? Cards like yours! dezertsuz at gmail

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  121. Wow! These are absolutely beautiful!

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  122. Beautiful cards ! And thanks for the video

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  123. I like windows at the mall and wrapping paper for inspiration. I really like your "Best Day Ever" card.

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  124. Your cards are beautiful, I will have to try the wanderlust embossing powder. It looked so nice but out of stock. I will try again.

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  125. Sending my best is my favorite, but they are all beautiful.

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  126. Really love your terrific assortment of cards!

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  127. Beautiful card, I can't wait for this collection!

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  128. All of your cards are beautiful!! My favorite is the one inspired by the photo! I'm inspired by all the colors in nature!

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  129. Beautiful cards Chrissie! I am inspired by the work of others and also the beautiful lakes nearby my house.

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  130. Love these cards. Can't wait to try to CASE this!

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  131. I love your cards. You hit the first one on the head. You captured the feel of that photograph beautifully. The others are fabulous also, I love the colors of all of them.

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  132. Oh My Goodness - - what a bundle of great inspiration. Love all your cards - - - I can't even choose. I do really like your inspiration photo

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  133. You are so creative. I love all your cards. The one with the dandelion was my favorite.

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  134. I love your color combos on all of your cards. They really stand out with the white space around them. I too look for inspiration in colors and patterns all around us especially the colors in nature.

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  135. Love the medallion. See so many things that it could be used for.

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  136. Your post was amazing, the cards just inspiring. I can't wait to try out these stamps.

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  137. So many cards and they are all great! Love the color combinations you used. I look for inspiration in the colors of nature. So many variations of the same color, it's amazing!

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  138. Lovely cards, I especially loved your floral.

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  139. These are so beautiful. Soft, elegant and very inspirational.

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  140. I am inspired by prints. I LOVE trying to recreate them!

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  141. Beautiful cards. I cannot pick a favourite one.

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  142. Each of these is a delight and I love the colors! Sunrise at the beach inspires me!

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  143. I love how you create by joining words and designs with the people that you are making the card for. Great idea and pretty card.

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  144. All of your cards are beautiful. So soft and blended. I love your inspiration photo. That first card really does relate to it. I'm naturally inspired by so much, but I have to say that new product releases, and this SOA release, definitely get me inspired to create! Thanks to you for sharing your ideas!

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  145. Great assortment of examples. Thanks so much.

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  146. Really love the wild garden card....they are all gorgeous but that one is stunning

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  147. Love all the watercoloring! Amazing job!

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  148. Fabulous cards. Love the inspiration photo. I am inspired by the colors and patterns in nature.

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  149. that is a gorgeous picture!!!no wonder you were inspired, your cards show that!!!

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  150. You are so talented! Thank you for sharing!

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  151. Hi,the colors of the Butterflies and nature inspire me!!!

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  152. I like the stamping off technique on your simple and gorgeous card.

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  153. I just love your designs. Clean and simple stamping at its best!

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  154. Colors show up well. Great cards.

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  155. Your creations are amazing! Love the colors & the soft simplicity. I need some of Catherine's inks, I can see!

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  156. Love how your cards are clean and simple!

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  157. Beautiful as always Catherine and friends!! Im am in love with your ink colors! I cant wait for the new box.....and the cards are gorgeous!

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  158. I love the Spiro Dailey and the best Sentiments! Can't wait to play.

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  159. Wow, I love your first card. The other cards are pretty nice to.

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  160. I don't think I could pick a favourite card. They are all stunning!

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  161. Awesome cards!!! Love the card with the feathers (since I like the feathers stamps), otherwise it's hard to choose the favorite. :-)

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  162. Deepti, your cards ..... SQUEAL!!!! No other words!

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  163. Sorry, I meant Chrissie! So excited, I don't know whose blog I'm on! Lol

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  164. Great cards. I love the doily die cut. It goes very well with so many things. The birds look pretty awesome too,

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  165. Wow - you captured the inspiration in the photograph perfectly. Love the colors. Isn't that doily die cut just the cutest thing.

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  166. I love these clean and elegant designs! Thank you for sharing!

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  167. Gorgeous cards each and everyone. I really get inspired by nature. Flowers and animals.

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  168. Beautiful cards! I would so love to win these stamps! I am naturally inspired by nature and Fairy Tales.

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  169. Inspired bythe softness of your cards. Beautiful.

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  170. Great cards. My favorite is Best Day Ever.

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  171. OH WOW!!! Stunning and very beautiful!!

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  172. Ditto the comment "love them all".

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  173. I love your cards. And I love how nature has inspired your cards. I am so excited about the new Stamp of Approval box! I am sure it is going to be amazing!

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  174. Beautiful cards thank you for sharing!

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