Sunday, October 8, 2017

Winterhaven Stamp of Approval Blog hop

Welcome to Day 2 of the Winterhaven Stamp of Approval Blog Hop! You should have come from Amy's blog (full blog list below)
If you’re new to Stamp of Approval – click here to check out everything you need to know about this amazing collection of Stamps, Dies and other goodies.
And make sure you are on the wait list so you get access to the collection at 6:00 pm Tuesday, October 10th before the public. These collections almost always sell out, so if you're liking what you're seeing on the blog hop, you'll want to make sure that you have an opportunity to get your hands on this collection! (and trust me, you do!!!!)
Christmas is my favorite time of the year for crafting, and you can never have enough Christmas stamps (and dies)!!! Trust me! Thought I may need an intervention when it comes to Christmas stuff lol. But this is my favorite SOA so far and it's so versatile!!! Pair it up with the amazing Catherine Pooler designs inks and you have cards for the win. 
I like to think and create outside of the box. So when it comes to Christmas crafting I often find myself using non traditional colors. 
For my first card I paired the Here we come a caroling set and the Joy wreath dies. I used few of the Catherine Pooler's designs ink pads (Rockin' red, Party dress, It's a girl and Flirty Fuchsia ) to create the the watercolor wash, then sprayed some drops onto the background. After it was dried I stamped and embossed the sentiment. The wreath was cut from Premium white card stock and I added some Nuvo drops. I adhered the panel onto Paper Source hot pink note card.



For my second card I used the Here we come A-caroling stamps and dies along with the Good Stuff dies. To create the two tone effect I used the MISTI when stamping my images. I stamped first with one color (I used soft cloth to remove some ink from the edge - aka transition area of the color, then stamped the other half. I die cut them and created my little scene.


And for my last, but not the least card I used the Ornamental Background stamp and Joy Wreath dies (only the joy sentiment) .I stamped the background on Arches hot press paper and embossed with copped embossing powder. Unsing 3 Catherine Pooler's designs inks (Something borrowed, aquatini , Fiesta blue and It's a boy) I created the watercolor wash. I adhered the strip of white and copper card stock, adhered the sentiment and added some clear drops , then adhered my panel to a card base.





1. Catherine Pooler
2. Jen Carter
3. Amy
4. Ilina - that's ME
5. Lisa
6. Ingrid  
7. Chrissie 
8. Kimberly


Its time not to start hopping along, BUT before you go, make sure you leave comments on each stop along the way for your chance to win!  Your next stop on the hop is Lisa

One winner will be chosen at random from EACH day's comments and announced on October 11th on Catherine's blog.  The winners will win their box and if you have already purchased it, you will be issued a Gift Certificate worth $100 towards a future purchase.

185 comments:

  1. Here we come a caroling will be a favorite! It is so cute!

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  2. Beautiful cards. Really like the Ornamental background card. The copper embossing powder and the blues look great together.

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  3. All are gorgeous. The watercolor wash background on the first card really sets it off.

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  4. Love your projects Ilina!!! So much fun - that last one has me drooling over the copper....I HAVE to get some now...lol

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  5. love what you did with that background stamp!

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  6. Liked your thinking "out of the box" on your first card. I would not have thought of that.

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  7. Your background stamp card is gorgeous

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  8. Love these cards and colors!! I am so excited to see what you all have created and the ideas for designs are off the charts!

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  9. WOW, fantastic cards...all three. I am just in love with that ornamental background stamp and I love how you embossed over an ombre colors!

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  10. You read my mind! I was wondering last night how the Ornamental background stamp would look embossed - and now I know! (It looks amazing!) I had also planned on making a card with the wreath on top of a circle of watercolor wash, and now I know how that looks, too! Guess I'm on the right track with my ideas, huh? I just hope my cards turn out as beautifully as yours did!

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  11. Love them all, but really love the All is Bright card.

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  12. Beautiful cards! The embossed background stamp is gorgeous...

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  13. Super cute cards! The non-traditional colors are so fun! I especially love the ornaments :)

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  14. The card with the Ornamental Background is the winner here. It looks so professional and looks like you bought it at a store.

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  15. I am adoring the funkiness of Ornamental Background stamp. Embossed in gold -- what a stunning card you created!

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  16. Gorgeous cards! Embossing background stamp is amazing love the copper and blue colors really makes the card stand out. Really love all your beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Ahhh that metallic card! Love the card,love the collection.

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  18. Great cards! I love how you embossed with copper on the ornamental background. It is stunning. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Love all of your cards but the wreath really caught my eye! Clever work.

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  20. Three absolutely BEAUTIFUL cards! Really like how you used the tag die to create a fun window shape on your 2nd card and your 3rd card is just STUNNING! Lovely, lovely cards!! :0)

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  21. Lot of embossing on your cards - I love it.

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  22. Ilina, your cards are so beautiful. I like your take on the wreath.

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  23. Three magnificent cards Ilina! I love the bright pink, cream and gold card - brilliant use of that pretty wreath die! Gorgeous creations!

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  24. These are beautiful! Love that first wreath card!

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  25. So many great ideas! These are beautiful!

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  26. Love love love the background stamp copper embossed!!!! Amazing release

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  27. Another beautiful card with that joy die! Love the gold and blue!

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  28. I really like the watercolor 'wreath'. These are very pretty cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Beautiful cards. I am loving this SOA

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  30. Loving this SOA collection and all of the amazing cards created.

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  31. Lovely cards. My jaw dropped upon viewing card number 3. Its gorgeous. But, my fav is the second card. The scene is so cute, I like how you applied it, up close within the frame. Great SOA collection this holiday season.

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  32. The copper background is beautiful. The carolers, though, steal my heart every time!

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  33. Beautiful cards, thank you for sharing. Especially like the use of the background stamp.

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  34. Lovely cards! Love your techniques for the Ornamental Background stamp card!

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  35. Fabulous cards, I love the wintry scene in the tag window!

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  36. Love the white wreath on the bright pinks.
    The carolers are darling.
    thanks for sharing.

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  37. these are all great. the watercolor focal point on the first is wonderful. and that background stamp really is perfect on the third. The carolers are great in the different colors

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  38. Gorgeous! My favorite is "all is calm" with the carolers. I like how courageous you are with bright colors.

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  39. Wowsers! A bunch of winning cards! I love your non-trad, hot pink card. So eye-catching and elegant. The winter scene is adorable, inside the die-cut frame. And the copper-embossed ornaments are absolutely stunning. What a rich combination with the copper and teal tones. You have given my imagination such a boost today! Thank you :)

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  40. I love the non-traditional colours you used!

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  41. The copper and the blue. Love it. I also like the watercolor with the wreath. Thanks for sharing

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  42. I love the carolers card - your color blending is beautiful, and the sky is perfection! Thanks!

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  43. Gorgeous cards! Love that you used colors with the silhouette stamps! And your embossed copper card is fabulous! Love that color combo!

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  44. Wow! Awesome Xmas cards!!! Love them!!!

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  45. WOW! All three of your cards were gorgeous! Loved the copper on the background stamp! Very nice!! Thanks for sharing!

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  46. Love that embossing powder on the background!! Beautiful job on all cards!

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  47. Pretty cards! I couldn't pick a favorite if I tried!

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  48. Really neat cards. Love the second one. How can you go wrong with a dog in it. My dog made me say that.

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  49. Oh the colours! Amazing cards, love them.

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  50. Look at all that shine! Great cards, you've rocked them all!

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  51. I love that vintage ornament background stamp!

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  52. You guys are blowing me away with all the embossing. These cards are beautiful. I wish I was able to get it.

    Thanks for sharing

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  53. Wow! Awesome cards! Love your color mix on the wreath card, that really pops! I need to remember that combination of colors. Great window effect on the second card and embossing on the third.

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  54. I love all of the cards, but the last one is my favorite!

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  55. Ilina, thank you for showing us your 3 beautiful cards - each one so different from the other! I like that you 'think outside the box' when it comes to your color choices. I thought it was neat how you used 3 different colors on the silhouette cut outs on your second card. And then the copper on the third card - fabulous! :)

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  56. Thanks for sharing. I am really like the background stamp

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  57. Gorgeous cards! That background stamp is amazing! I can't wait to get this SOA!

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  58. OMG! That copper embossing is fabulous!

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  59. Super cute cards! The copper embossed Ornamental background stamp is striking.

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  60. Love the bright colored carolers and the background stamp is awesome.

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  61. Three wonderful cards. That embossed background stamp is a stunner.

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  62. These are great holiday season cards !!

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  63. Love all your cards. The new background Stamp looks awesome embossed and I love the Joy watercolor background card.

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  64. Very nice cards. I can't wait to play with this release.

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  65. Love the use of untraditional pinkish colors in the first card. Very pretty! All really nice cards.

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  66. Love the non traditional colors in the first card. Beautiful

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  67. I really like that you used some non traditional colors..........all of the cards are amazing.

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  68. They're all beautiful, Iliana, but that last one with the gorgeous background stamped in copper? Holy cow!!!

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  69. Beautiful cards. I love the water color wash. So unique. And, that ornament background is stunning. Thank you for sharing.

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  70. Your watercolor card is beautiful.

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  71. Love the bright colors with the carolers...so pretty!

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  72. Great cards.the coloring on the second card is beautiful.love the cute carolers.

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  73. The colors used with the ornament background stamp are so pretty and unique. I am enjoying the ideas using non- traditional colors for holiday stamping!!

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  74. Adore your wreath card with the water coloured circle behind it - beautiful

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  75. Wow! I loved how you did the watercolor on the 1st card, and adore the ombre carolers on the 2nd. But that gold embossing on the background on the 3rd is just gorgeous.

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  76. All is calm, all is bright puts a smile on my face!

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  77. I love that background stamp, and the colors you used, beautiful. The carolers with their dog is a sweet scene, too.

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  78. All of your cards are beautiful.I really like your framed carolers!!

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  79. Wow! What you did with that background stamp makes my heart sing!

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  80. Loving the frame in your second card!

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  81. These are all very nice, but I really like the embossed full background stamped one. Really turned out cool!

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  82. I'm obsessed with that background stamp!!!! Love your cards! Gorgeous!

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  83. The background stamp with the heat embossing and ink blending is just stunning!

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  84. Such beautiful and fun cards. I just love this collection.

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  85. Beautiful - all 3! I love the pink card - so cute! I love the second card! So cute with the negative tag popped up as a frame and the carolers in color! The copper background on the third card is awesome! The mix of colors you used to put over the embossing is gorgeous with the copper! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and talent@

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  86. I can't pick a favorite, they are all gorgeous.

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  87. All 3 cards are awesome. I love the card with the background stamp and the embossing.

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  88. Beautiful cards! I love the carolers and the background stamp! Beautiful!

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  89. Wonderful winter scenes, I love the dies.

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  90. I liked the embossed background stamp

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  91. All beautiful! Love the watercolor wreath one ❤️

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  92. Love all three of your cards!!!

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  93. Those little carolers are too cute for words with their little dog!!

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  94. I can't get enough of that gold background! And I'm in love with your two toned carolers!

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  95. I seriously want all of those inks ... and I love the embossed background.

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  96. What a beautiful variety of Christmas cards! Beautiful work!

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  97. Your cards are festive and lovely with the second one favorite - love those carolers!!

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  98. Love that background stamp. The wreath card is beautiful.

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  99. I love that background stamp! And those carolers. Lovely cards and wonderful ideas to inspire our creativity! Thanks!

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  100. I love all your beautiful cards with the non traditional Colorado, so bright and festive!

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  101. Wow. All your cards are great but I love the first card the most due to your color choices. Cheryl

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  102. Wow, wonderful projects! You always create so many beautiful things. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  103. I love all these cards! The Here We Come a Caroling is so awesome and framing it with the frame/tag die is fabulous. But my favorite is the copper embossed background with the watercolor background...stunning!

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  104. I was a little unsure about the ornamental background, not saying it isn't beautiful but the various uses for it. I absolutely love your 3rd card, the colours and embellishments come together so well. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  105. Hard to pick a favorite out of that group! Thanks for sharing such inspirational ideas.

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  106. Love your ombre looks! Especially with the metallic ink!

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  107. I'm digging your unconventional colors! And that copper embossing...yes please!

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  108. Love your cards... the last one with the embossed ornaments is gorgeous.... love that you listed all the products you used....very helpful....thanks

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  109. Wow these cards are so amazing! Love the bright colors on those cute carolers

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  110. Children singing Christmas carols - must have.

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  111. The background is gorgeous embossed in gold!

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  112. Gorgeous cards! I LOVE that background stamp ...

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  113. Great cards! Can't wait to get that back that background stamp.

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  114. All three cards are super, but the third gets my vote for best of show.
    i love the ombre effect in the background.

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  115. I love the way you did the card making ornaments all over the front then joy across. The colors as re so festive

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  116. Wow - all lovely cards but I like the embossing in copper and the gradient color wash. Really cool and would be a favorite Holiday card, for sure!

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  117. Great cards. Love the caroling card so much.

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  118. Beautiful cards Ilina! I really love how you used the negative tag piece on your second card. It frames the scene perfectly!

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  119. Love the cards. The ornamental background stamp is so versatile.

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  120. Love that you used Pink for a holiday card you dont see it that often and it looks awesome!!

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  121. I like your “outside the box” thinking and your gorgeous cards. You use some unusual colour combos, very creative. So hoping to win a box so i can play.

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  122. Loving the Ornamental background stamp... my favorite pat of this card is the clear drops, so subtle yet such an impact.

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  123. llina,
    Three more creative cards!
    Linda S

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  124. Holy cow! These are beautiful cards!

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  125. Great cards that show a great spirit. Merry Christmas to all.

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  126. Loving the card made with the ornamental background. Just stunning!

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  127. Thanks for sharing. Love love love all your cards. Love how you used the tag die to make a frame around the carolers. The ornament die background is fabulous. Love all the shine.

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  128. OH MY GOSH !! You have been busy. I love all 3 of your cards and the very different applications you used for each. The water colored wash is shaped so beautifully. Thanks for sharing your great talent with us.

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  129. I particularly love the watercolor look! Great work!

    ciocichar@aol.com

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  130. I like the last card best. Very pretty.

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  131. Nice cards, I love the embossed background Joy card the best.

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  132. Love the window over the carolers

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  133. Love all your cards!!! The embossed background stamp in gold is awesome! Thanks for sharing your creativity and for inspiring us with great ideas! Can't wait until I get to play with these awesome dies and stamps.

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  134. Great cards! My favorite is the Joy embossed card!

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  135. Love, love, love all three of your cards.

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  136. Ilina...these cards are beautiful! I love all the EP you used!! I think I was a crow in another lifetime!! lol :) I love lots of glitter and shine!! :)

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  137. omg the cards are beautiful especially love the embossed background thanks for sharing and God Bless

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  138. Love the framed carolers and the embossed background. What a great look.

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  139. Love the designs you created! Beautiful! Great inspiration!

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  140. Wow, great cards, I especially love the copper embossed background!

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  141. Beautiful cards, thanks for the inspiration.

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  142. Ooooooh, I would love to win this box!! Love your Christmas cards!

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  143. The colors on the Joy card are awesome with the copper, the caroling scene is fabulous & I LOVE the stunning pink watercoloring on the first one!! Amazing cards!!!

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  144. So pretty, but I have to say that the pinks in Joy to the World are just stunning!

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  145. So pretty love the watercolour card

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  146. Beautiful cards. The more I see of the background stamp, the more I love it. And I will confess it was love at first sight.

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  147. All your cards are amazing. I love the fresh and different looks are each one.

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  148. The two-tone effect looks awesome! Love the colors you chose for the ornamental background, as well! The WC wash almost looks dimensional! Nice work!

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  149. So many beautiful new products! Love the silhouettes

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  150. Beautiful cards and so much inspiration. I am loving the carolers a lot.

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  151. I love your cards. The one with the wreath has amazing colors.

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  152. beautifully designed cards - thanks for the ideas:)

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  153. So fun and colorful! Lovely cards!!

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  154. Ilina ... love the embossing technique with the Ornamental BG stamp!! Gorgeous and yet stunning at the same time.

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  155. bEAYTIFUK CAARDS@@ i Love that ornament background stamp

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  156. What a fabulous collection of creativity. Love how you used different techniques to showcase this SOA collection.

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  157. Love that background stamp! Gorgeous cards.

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  158. The embossing on these cards look fabulous- great collection.

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  159. Amazing variety of cards from another SOA Collection 'Winterhaven'. Beautiful 'outside of the box' Christmas card.

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