Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Altenew March Release Blog Hop II + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the Altenew March Release Blog Hop II:) I'm Thrilled and honored to be a part of this hop!  This is a HUGE release..I'm using 7 new products out of the 26 items released today.
If you are hopping along from the beginning, you should be arriving from May Park's blog. and as always if you find a broken link stop by Altenew for the correct one:) Remember there are PRIZES, so leave a comment here and on the stops on the hop!

Let's get started shall we? For my first card I used the lovely multi floral set Garden Treasure
  • I simply stamped, on Bristol smooth CS, a blooming garland of flowers from Garden Treasure using Rocky Shore crisp ink and the outlined images . 
  • Then I started coloring with the ziggys
  • I re-stamped the small "stamen" images in Warm Sunshine and Caramel Toffee
  • Colored a bit more with R302 and G702 Markers from Set A
  • Then  I decided to add a blue halo/shadow around the whole thing using https://altenew.com/products/everything-will-be-okay-die-set
  • For the sentiment I brushed Sea Glass and Ocean Waves onto White CS
  • Cut Everything will be Okay die and brushed more color on after it was cut out
  • Colored the tiny heart with R302 and G702 Markers from Set A
  • Glued it into place using spray adhesive
  • Finished with a few Sequins



I wanted to keep playing with Garden Treasure so for my second card I  stamped all the layers:)) using crisp inks only. .... LOVE how this totally changes to look of the blooms! The composition is the same as the first card yet the tone and feel has become soft.



Moving on to a new set called Extra Special stamp set for my third card. There are layers to this one and sweet sentiments with varying fonts.
  •  I played with the layers of the blooms from Extra Special on white CS to create two separate backgrounds.
  • One combo was Coral Berry and Puffy Heart.  The other was Rose Quarts and Puffy Heart
  • Cut a rectangle out of the middle of each panel... one straight the other at an angle
  • Placed a piece of silver mirror paper back into the rectangular space on the lighter panel
  • Stacked the two panels together off setting them just a bit
  • Stamped the Bouquet from Extra Special in black ink 
  • Then stamped the coordinating bloom layers with Rose Quarts and Puffy Heart
  • the leaves are stamped with Parrot
  • Fussy cut the bouquet out...there is a coordinating die though
  • The sentiment is heat embossed with White EP onto black CS

For my next card I used one of the cut rectangles from the background created above and Perennial Beauty stamp set. I LOVE the BIG BOLD bloom in this set:)) and layered it all onto the new Half Tone Cover Plate Die.


The next set I played with was Rain or Shine. It includes a multi step cloud and lightning...but I saw organic images to create a MARBLE background.
You can see in the photo above a bit of the marbled panel.  I used all the crips inks from Rock Collection plus Caribbean Sky. There is no need to match up the layers to make a marbled pattern... so this was PURE fun!!


For my next card:
I took the panel from above and added a bit of Orange Cream with one of the smaller cloud images from Rain or Shine. Then layered a piece of clear vellum over the top to make a "marbled counter top" :))

While I was playing with the Simple Fruits stamp set I made the next card:
STARTING with the orange..these are teh inks I used
Thanks for hanging in there with this PHOTO heavy post! I have one more card to share with you.
Because there is ALWAYS time for tea:)) I could not refuse playing with this one.
Tea Time stamp set has the sweetest images! 
Simply stamped with black ink on white CS and colored with Markers from Set A. B201, B204, B313, G702, G715,R302, and R304
The three small hearts pouring from the teapot are from Garden Grow stamp set.

That's all from me today:) Thanks for looking!
The next stop on the Hop is Nicole Picadura. make sure you leave a comment here first then head over to Nicole's!



 Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, March 30th at 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Friday, March 31th.

AND:
I will draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate from Comments left on my blog:)). Commenting here will close at 11:59pm EST March 29th, for a chance to win.
The winner will be announced here on March 30th.

329 comments:

  1. Wow, so much inspiration!
    You make Altenew stamps look even more amazing!

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  2. Wow, you were on a creative fly! Beautiful cards and they look like they would take hours!

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  3. Amazing release, amazing ideas. Thanks a lot for inspiration

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  4. All of your cards are amazing but the first two made me swoon!

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  5. Love all of your projects today but was truly struck by the amazing difference achieved with one stamp set used in such different ways - that's fantastic!

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  6. What a great selection and such a variety of techniques and designs. Love 'em.

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  7. Great release! AWESOME creations, I especially loved the Garden Treasures card!

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  8. OH MY WORD< LauraJane, these are ALL FABULOUS! Thanks for the great tutorials.

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  9. Totally wowed today! One of the things I love most about this post is the variety of projects you shared. All are clearly you, but still different from each other. Do I need Extra Special? :)

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  10. Love how you used the rain or shine set.

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  11. I love the variations you used with each new Altenew stamp set. Well done - I loved them all.

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  12. I love the variations you used with each new Altenew stamp set. Well done - I loved them all.

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  13. You've used some of my favourite sets from this new release (I can never get enough of gorgeous flowers) - thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Waht awesome cards you made. Great job they are so adorable.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  15. Wow, what a great collection of cards! Lovely!

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  16. All beautiful cards! Love the card with rain or shine stamps!

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  17. Thanks for all the gorgeous eye candy.

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  18. Just beautiful, I can't believe how awesome this release is, so hard to pick a favorite.

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  19. So clever with the marble pattern!! Love love love everything you make!

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  20. You are so cleaver and creative. Love your cards! I was thinking the same thing about that cloud, it does resemble marble! Glad to see the result!!!

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  21. Love the tower of fruit card! So pretty!

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  22. Wow, incredible cards, I love the Rain or shine set, so unique!

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  23. I love your innovative samples! Especially the marbling created with the clouds. Just lovely!

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  24. Love that Garden Treasure set! Beautiful!

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  25. wow, Beautiful! Your line and no line artwork with these new images is lovely and fun, floral to fruity! Your first card reminds me of some floral paper I used to hoard, (hmm, I may or may not still have), so beautiful!

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  26. Soft, delicate images so very, very pretty!

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  27. So creative, LauraJane! It's truly fun to see your take on these stamps! Each one of them is a gem! Very happy that you are hopping along with us!

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  28. Wow Laura you have made such inspiring cards! Love these beauties 😊

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  29. These are such lovely and inspiring samples! Thank you for sharing.

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  30. Love all your cards - they inspire me to create my own cards. Now I'm thinking . . which stamp set to get first when they are so fun?! Thank you.

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  31. Number 3 is so pretty and my favourite. The other cards are amazing as well

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  32. Gorgeous and fun cards! This is a wonderful release!

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  33. Great cards! Love the marbled backgrounds!

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  34. There are so elegent flowers and cute cards. Love the tea one too much .. love this cup over the t.. amazing as usual

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  35. Absolutely stunning...all of them! Love...love how you stamped and colored the flowers...and the halftone is very effective.

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  36. Wow, your cards are amazing! Thanks for sharing your techniques, great job with this fabulous new release!

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  37. I love all your cards! You are so creative. Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Wow so many cards means lots of inspiration. All are different and i liked them all. Hats of to you.

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  39. Hello, wow, you have been busy. All you cards are amazing and uniquely beautiful.

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  40. Your cards are amazing! I love the new release so much and you have done such a great job with them.

    joybird1223@gmail.com

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  41. Wow...Your color choices are spot on!

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  42. I am so in awe of your lovely creations and you just keep getting better and better. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us.

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  43. love this release. Your card is pretty!

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  44. Wow!! Such beautiful work with your cards! Stunning!

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  45. I love the colors and technique you used on those first floral cards. Very ethereal and beautiful!

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  46. Oh my gosh, you really created some very fabulous and different designs. i am glad you used the layering flower sets in different ways and love your fruit card. so much fun.

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  47. Awesome all not love the garden treasure set.

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  48. Wow! There's so much here to love! I especially love the pastel colors of the second card and the blue background that makes the flowers pop on the first card!

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  49. It's great to see these beautiful examples of softer colors in a card.

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  50. These are such beautiful cards. Wonderful stamps.

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  51. You totally made all these new products shine, no way I can choose a favourite, they are all amazing!!!!!

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  52. You have a beautiful coloring ability. Amazing cards.

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  53. You did a fantastic job showcasing these stamps! I LOVE all of your cards.

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  54. These are some of the most stunning cards I've seen in a while......simply stunning.

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  55. oh my!!! gorgeous cards.. so much in Awe.. each of the cards are so good and clever indeed.. especially the marble effect one..Thanks for the inspiration

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  56. Such beautiful inspiration. Thank you.

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  57. Wow you have been busy. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful cards. I like what you did with Rain or Shine set.

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  58. I really like how you used the fruit stamps.

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  59. Oh my gosh! All of these cards are so amazing! Right off the bat I was wowed!

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  60. What a great bunch of cards. They are all so different and amazing. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  61. Oh wow, these cards and the stamps you used are gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  62. So many examples and so many different sets! Love your colors too! I can see I am going to have to break the piggy bank again!

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  63. Wow, you gave us so much inspiration, thank you!

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  64. I LOVE the dimensions of your floral thank you card! Great inspiration- love the blog hop!

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  65. what a great variety of cards!! Must say the first one is my fave-SO beautiful!

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  66. I love the variety of colors and techniques in your creations.

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  67. Your cards are stunning! Thanks for sharing so many.

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  68. I love all of your cards, but the first one is my favorite! I am wowed by your coloring of this card! It is stunning! Thank you so much for all of the examples and inspiration!
    -Miranda

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  69. I LOVED your first two cards. They are so soft and delicate looking. Stunning work.

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  70. So envious of your coloring. The marbled background is a must have! ^_^

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  71. Great cards, my favorites are the first two. Love your coloring.

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  72. Wow you have a lot of awesome cards, these new stamps are great

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  73. I'm into beauty overload now with these amazing cards. WOW! It's an amazing new release from Altenew as well!

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  74. Love, love, love your Simple Fruits card. It is my favorite.

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  75. Wow! You were on a creative roll! LOVELY flowers...Marble from clouds...time for tea and Cute Fruit. Wonderful details.

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  76. Wow, all your cards are amazing. Thanks for all the great inspiration.

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  77. You're so prolific a cardmaker...and a masterful colorist. Can't get over the beauty and design elements of this array of cards.

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  78. Love all of your cards! All of the new stamps are beautiful too.

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  79. I am loving seeing what everyone has done with this new release. Your cards are really beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  80. LOVE your first card - I am going to try that coloring technique with the Peony set!

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  81. Wooow, so much inspiration. Thank you!

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  82. That's all for today, she says, after showing us seven amazing cards! Love it!

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  83. Gosh, I loved all of your projects.......BUT the first ones using the "Garden Treasure" stamp set was my fav. I just ordered it this morning and can't wait for it to get here....I have the Zigs too, so I love the inspiration you have given me...thanks!

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  84. Oh wow wow wow, stunning creation, you are so very creative!

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  85. Wow you were busy! These are ALL fantastic! Love the designs and the coloring is wonderful ♥

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  86. I love how soft that first card is! So pretty

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  87. Wow so much inspiration here!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards. Garden treasures is an awesome set!

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  88. Gorgeous cards from the garden treasure set to the last with adorable tea set complete with hearts pouring out of the spot!! Fantastic array Thank You for sharing along in the hop!

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  89. Sweet cards! I am really liking this release, and already ordered a few of these beautiful stamps!

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  90. So many choices to choose from! Love your cards

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  91. Your cards are very beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  92. All beautiful, but the one using the clouds from the Rain or Shine set is really dramatic!

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  93. Wow! Really beautiful cards!

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  94. Loved looking at
    all your gorgeous
    cards!
    Carla from Utah

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  95. Fabulous cards!Thank you for sharing your ideas!Beautiful new release!

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  96. Your flower coloring is gorgeous. Wonderful colors and style..

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  97. What a show you put on. You are a very talented artist. My favorite set is the Garden Treasure stamps, but after seeing all your cards, I may change my mind.

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  98. great cards! you did so many, love all of them:)

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  99. I especially love your Garden Treasure cards.

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  100. My favourite is the 'So Sweet' card. Loved your marbling technique.

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  101. All your cards are beautiful, the fruit card is my favorite. This has been an inspirational blog hop.
    Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  102. Amazing release!! I love all the different stamp sets and dies. I think the Garden Treasure stamp set is my favorite.

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  103. What an incredible collection of cards! I love the flower cards but you've shared so many different techniques to try and so many ways to use the stamps and dies. Thanks for sharing it all.

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  104. ALL of your cards are BEAUTIFUL. So creative and the colors and layouts are stunning. What a great release.

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  105. Wow, love your cards Laura, and the are all so different. Beautiful coloring too. Nobody does layering stamps better than Altenew, and love how they give you the outline too in case you just want to color. My husband is a mechanical engineer, so no prizes for guessing what's at the top of my list for this new release!

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  106. Your cards are so pretty! Your first card is my favorite because of your color choices! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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  107. Beautiful Cards and so inspiring! tfs

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  108. Wow...you've been busy! So many different projects. Your coloring is just beautiful. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  109. Wow, these are mind blowing!!!! Gorgeous, all of them!

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  110. Thanks for all the inspiration! Love your cards!

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  111. Such pretty cards, beautiful colors and designs!

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  112. every one of your cards is wonderful Laura - my faves are the flower ones!!

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  113. Oh, my goodness!!! You were busy!! These cards are all so fabulous!! I LOVE that first one; so gorgeous!!

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  114. Well, sheesh...after seeing these cards you've made me want the whole release. :) Laura Jane these are absolutely wonderful!

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  115. Oh my what a lovely set of cards.

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  116. Wow! You have been a busy girl! I love the flowers and have a set of Zigs so you caught my interest at that point. I also love the Rain and Shine set and you gave me a wonderful idea for a different way to use it, should I purchase/win it.

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  117. Beautiful floral cards. I like your creative marble background and the fun fruit and pretty tea card.

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  118. Wonderful cards...i was really impressed with the marble look you created with the cloud stamps.

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  119. Your cards are awesome!! What beautiful designs!

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  120. Your first card using Garden Treasure stamp set literally made my jaw drop. I absolutely love everything about this card.! You certainly knocked this one out of the park! Love it!

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  121. Thank you for convincing me I NEED all of these stamp sets, LauraJane :-) Your cards are amazing!

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  122. Gorgeous work and I really love your photos showing your work...you are so inspiring - absolutely love your work!

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  123. Luara Jane, I love your use of color. The first cards are so delicately and softly colored while the latter ones were more vivid -- all being beautiful. I not only want the Garden Treasures stamp and die set, but the Half Tone Cover Plate die! Thank you for sharing.

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  124. Wow, amazing cards. Love the Garden Treasures set!

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  125. Thank you for so much amazing inspiration! All your cards are just absolutely gorgeous! I love the Garden Treasures set so much & you've done a great job showing two very different styles.

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  126. Marvelous cards LauraJane!! Your first one is exceptionally gorgeous!!

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  127. Great assortment of beautiful cards.

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  128. Your cards are beautiful. I love the flowers.

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  129. Wow, you made so many cards! This is such a fabulous release.

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  130. Wow, so many great cards! I love the florals and your marbled background!

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  131. Your stamping is beautiful! I love the background color on your first share! Thanks for sharing your technique.

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  132. Looks like you loved this release, judging from all the fab cards you made. I like that you thought out of the box for thr marble effect,

    Hugs,
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  133. ✨Beautiful!♡🌟 Love the elegance of the floral card 😊 Totally made me smile. ✩

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  134. Loved the soft look on the flowers. This is such an awesome release and thank you for the inspiration.

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  135. Wow, so much variety in your amazing cards! LOVE the marble background - so clever!

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  136. Gosh, Laura! Thanks for sharing so many amazing cards. They're all fab but I think the last one - Tea Time - is my favourite. Lovely and simple and simply lovely.

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  137. What a unique card you have created Laura - The marbled effect with the grey altenew inks !!! Adorbs!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  138. Fantastic designs, your creativity with the marbled background is simply fabulous!!!

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  139. Wow!!! A beautiful set of cards...it looks like you had so much fun creating them :)

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  140. Wow! All of your cards are amazing! I really appreciate all the time you took making cards to show off so many of the different stamp sets!

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  141. Love the colors! Your cards are beautiful!

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  142. Your cards are AMAZING, such lovely colouring and layouts. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  143. Love all your ideas! Great Inspiration for all these stamp sets.

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  144. I love your work and what a great release.

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  145. Wow! Wonderful release, amazing ideas. Thanks a lot for inspiration and the beautiful work!

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  146. I´m totally in love with the softness of the first card.

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  147. Woowww!!! Beautiful cards!!! Thank you for tutorials!!!!

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  148. WOW!! awesome cards, beautiful coloring and design. Thank you for the chance to win.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez

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  149. Gorgeous new release and your cards are beautiful :)

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  150. You have been very busy! I love the marble background idea, it is brilliant. I didn't want the fruit set originally, after seeing your card, now it's on my list. I need to make more money to afford this addiction to altenew,

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  151. Wow you have been very busy. Awesome collection of cards. Love your zig coloured garden treasures - this is breathtakingly beautiful. Your idea with the rain and shine marbled background is pure brilliance. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  152. Wow, so many cards! Amazed at your talent...who would've thought about making a counter pattern for their background on a card!!!! Such an imagination!

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  153. Beautiful cards! I especially love the first flower cards - such soft colours, and so much detail!

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  154. Oh My Goodness, What BEAUTIFUL cards !!!! I can't believe you made so many, but these stamps are all so cool I can see just wanting to keep going and going and going, this I think is their BEST release. I love it and I love ALL your cards they are all so cool and Thank you for sharing so many that was cool. Tracey Magner

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  155. Simply breathtaking cards!!!! Love your coloring!!

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  156. Love all your watercolors! How gorgeous. That tea set is just too cute and it makes the sweetest cards. Love it!

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  157. OMG! I am sitting here totally awed by your magical cards! Each one is a true work of art that needs to be put on display! WOW! TFS!

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  158. I think some of these sets need to live at my house!

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  159. Oh my goodness Laura Jane.....your cards are just astonishing. I am in love with your coloring and the layouts. You are amazing. Thank you soooo much for the inspiration.

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  160. Cute cards. I like the fruit stamp set.

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  161. Wow, simply amazing cards! The floral images are so vivid and realistic.

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  162. Amazing! The first one takes my breathe away!

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  163. I am blown away! Love your coloring, the first one is so dear, reminds of a great botanical wall paper print! (Which is trending with a comeback!)

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  164. All I can say is WOWWWWW....just amaZing!

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  165. Absolutely love the word phrases die cuts!

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  166. These cards look so vintage. The coloring is so muted on some of the cards they look as if they were prints from the olden days. I love this effect. So different and unique.

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  167. Gorgeous cards, love your stamping and coloring...the one with the two orange slices is so creative!

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  168. Beautiful cards but i just love the first one!!!

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  169. Oh my goodness! Such beautiful cards! The floral ones are so intricate and beautifully colored. I had a floral set on my wish list and had overlooked the fruit set. Love how you used it!

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  170. Oh the soft colors in the first two cards are so beautiful. I really like all your cards, you have certainly inspired me.

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  171. Loving all your BEAUTIFUL cards - very inspiring!

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  172. My goodness! So many gorgeous cards for the hop,beautiful way to showcase all the new products!
    Thank you for your support over at WPlus9, Laura Jane it means a lot to me!

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  173. So many fantastic cards.
    Love how you cut the flowers and the
    citrus out for the cards.
    The teatime card is previous.
    thanks for sharing.

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  174. I am glad I looked to the end because that tea time card was too cute.

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  175. Didn't think your blog was photo heavy at all! Loved each one!

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  176. Love, love, love your cards! I just ordered 6 stamp set and dies and 3 of them are the first theme you used. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait till my stamps arrive to get started.

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  177. All of your cards are gorgeous, you have been very busy and so creative! I have to say your first card is my favourite, it truly is stunning, I love how you designed this card and the colours you used, everything about it is awesome! Thank you for sharing all of them with us!

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  178. Love the "marble effect" you made on a fruit card....fantastic idea! Thanks.

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