Friday, 11 July 2014

Simon Says Stamp "This Is The Life" Blog Hop and Giveaway

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to the Simon Says Stamp "This Is The Life" Release Blog Hop!
If you'd like to join us for our exciting hop, then it starts over at the Simon Says Stamp blog but if you're already hopping along, then you will have arrived here, from Jo Nevill's lovely blog.

I'm so excited about all the fabulous new designs in this release and in my opinion, they are all a definite "must have" for your crafty stash and there is something for everyone! For the card that I'm sharing with you today, I was lucky enough to be able to work with the gorgeous Chevron Cloud Dies and the Petite Butterflies Dies and I combined these dies, together with a couple of other products from today's new release. I hope you love what I've created...
To create my background, I applied some Distress Stains to a craft sheet, which I then spritzed with water before "swooshing" my cardstock through it to pick up all the ink. Once the background was dry, I mounted it onto some cardstock and attached it to my kraft card blank.
The Chevron Clouds are die cut from Centura Pearl cardstock which I then attached to my cloudy sky background using various depths of foam pads.
Now, for those gorgeous butterflies ~ I used the medium sized and smallest dies to die cut multiple layers from vellum and vintage paper. I then inked the vellum with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink before layering the vellum and the vintage paper, alternately to give these dimensional butterflies.
I attached my kaleidoscope of butterflies onto the front of my card and added small pearls to the centres of each of their bodies.
The final touch was to use the frame die, which I cut from some of the leftover inked card and I stamped the quote onto the scalloped oval and added it to my card with some wrinkle ribbon, that I hand dyed using Squeezed Lemonade Distress Stain.
To complete the card, I added some paper string and a couple of decorative pins to the bow.

***GIVEAWAY TIME***
To celebrate the new release, Simon Says Stamp is giving away a prize pack at every stop on the hop and all you have to do to win one of these fabulous prizes is to leave a comment on each of the blog posts, including mine, as you hop along. The giveaways for the goody bags will close at 6:00pm EST on Thursday July 17th, 2014. A complete list of winners will be posted on the Simon blog on Friday 18th July, 2014!

Your next stop on the "This Is The Life" hop is the talented Kelly Booth
See you all soon and thanks for hopping by today!
Emma xo


PRODUCTS USED TO MAKE MY BLOG HOP CARD
Simon Says Stamp Dies ~ Chevron Clouds, Petite Butterflies and Frames
Simon Says Stamp Stamp ~ Life's Journey
Distress Ink ~ Squeezed Lemonade
Decorative Pins from my own stash


539 comments:

  1. I LOVE cards with butterflies :)

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  2. oh my word your card is gorgeous.. love all those butterflies and how you added the dimension..

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  3. love all the layers - such a pretty card

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  4. The butterflies are amazing... Your card is so pretty!

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  5. Beautiful, dimensional, and somehow even with these modern shapes there is a lovely soft and vintage quality. Love it! tfs and big hugs, Kristina

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  6. An amazing card! Truly a work of art!

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  7. I love the sunshine that this butterflies radiate. At least that's what they look like to me :)

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  8. What a fun design! Very pretty card!

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  9. WOW!!!! Your card is just stunning!!!

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  10. Stunning card love those butterflies and the chevron clouds :)

    Hugs Mandy xx

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  11. I LOVE the cloud dies! It is a must have!

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  12. awesome new release... luv it so much and the cards are very pretty

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  13. It's weird (in a good sorta way,) but your card makes me feel like I'm being enveloped in a joyful flutter of butterflies on a bright sunny day. Very pretty!

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  14. WOW!!! Jaw dropping gorgeous butterfly card!

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  15. Such a wonderful new collection! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. This cards is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  17. Awesome!!!! Must have taken some time to make this card. Looks like you really put your heart into it.

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  18. I love the detail on the clouds! Nice job!

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  19. Fantastic card. Such a pretty colour combination. Boy oh boy do I love those chevron clouds.

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  20. Oh, my - what a beautiful combination, Emma! Love the chevron clouds and those colors look so pretty together!

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  21. Very pretty! I do want those chevron clouds.

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  22. Very pretty and feminine card! xx

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  23. How pretty. Love the chevron cloud die!

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  24. Love those dimensional butterflies!

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  25. Oh what a gorgeous card, Emma! I love the way you combined these wonderful new products! Your layered butterflies look fab and I love the background you created!

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  26. Love this! Those chevron clouds are awesome!

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  27. lots & lots of new goodies to inspire us all .... thank you so much :)

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  28. Beautiful layers, at it's best, thx :D

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  29. Such a Gorgeous card WOW.....Love what you have created!!!

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  30. Your card is so happy! I love the yellow butterflies. The chevron clouds look really cool, too.

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  31. Oh, the itty bitty butterflies- Oh me!! They are adorable. I love how you layered vellum & paper to give them so much visual depth. I am sure in person, the texture draws one to keep touching them!
    I have been struggling this week with stamping on vellum, so this post is well timed.

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  32. Oh butterflies, you could seriously never have enough!! Love your card its so pretty!

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  33. Lovely card, love the embossed clouds and butterflies!

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  34. Stunning dimensional card. Those butterflies look like they are about to fly off the paper. Those clouds and chevron embossing are very fun. Way to go SSS!

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  35. I love those little butterflies and clouds. What a pretty card.

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  36. Awesome release and beautiful card.

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  37. I love the little butterflies and the clouds! TFS

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  38. So cute! The dimension is great but I am thinking it would look great on a flat version as well (so it could be used for Operation Write Home.) Thank you for sharing with us. :)

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  39. Pretty card....love all the layers

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  40. I found this fascinating! Thank you for sharing...I think I need some clouds!

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  41. The chevron cloud die is amazing. Your card is beautiful.

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  42. The chevron cloud die is gorgeous. Love your card!

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  43. This is absolutely beautiful, the butterflies are amazing!

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  44. wowww!! Such a pretty card....

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  45. Wow! Beautiful and absolutely stunning card!

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  46. Lovely card! A real nice way to think of everyday. Thanks

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  47. Wowwww! The butterflies are going to fly right off the card. I LOVE this one.

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  48. Wow it really looks as if the butterflies will fly away.

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  49. I love this one! So pretty and creative!

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  50. I love this release! They just keep getting better!

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  51. So sweet and gorgeous! Lovely!

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  52. I love those chevron clouds. They are amazing! And I truly love your card, it is stunning :)

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  53. Awesome card! Love those butterflies!!!!

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  54. Love the release - thanks for all the inspiration

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  55. What a stunning card! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  56. I really love these embossed clouds! What a cool tool!

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  57. What a beautiful card! I love all of the intricate layers and die cuts, just gorgeous!

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  58. Love the cards. Such a nice release.

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  59. Gorgeous card. I love butterflies

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  60. Wow, gorgeous card. Love the colors.

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  61. I hoped someone would use the butterflies. Lovely cards.

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  62. What a beautiful card. Love those chevron clouds. Thanks for showcasing all the new products.

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  63. I love the butterflies and the chevron clouds!! Both are a must have!!

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  64. Your cloud and butterflies are so pretty, love your card, thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  65. You had me with your first butterfly :D So cute!

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  66. I love your butterflies,so pretty!
    Tfs

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  67. I do love what you have created. My heart is all a-flutter. It does this when I find something unique and wonderful. Thank you.

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  68. Gorgeous card - love all the clouds and butterflies.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  69. Beautiful card. Love the butterflies

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  70. Love your cloud and butterfly card!

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  71. Such a pretty scene! I love that chevron cloud!!

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  72. Ooh! Your card is fabulous! Those chevron cloud dies are so cool!

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  73. WOW!! Absolutely stunning and extremely gorgeous!!!

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  74. Wonderful summer card and I love the texture on the clouds!

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  75. Stunning card! Those butterflies, WOW! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  76. Fun card! Love all the clouds and butterflies!

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  77. Very pretty! Gotta love those clouds!

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  78. OH MY...love love love your card...the butterflies and those clouds...wow!

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  79. Very unique card! I can't wait to make just one like it!!!

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  80. Those butterflies are just wow!

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  81. Wow, this is one beautiful card!! Love those chevron clouds.

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  82. Soooo pretty love those butterflies!

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  83. Just love all the clouds and butterflies

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  84. Such a pretty card and I love the new dies with embossing!

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  85. I love the chevron embossed clouds. Such a pretty card.

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  86. Great video! Thanks so much for all the tips!!

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  87. Such a stunning card with the butterflies looking like they're popping right off the card!! LOVE IT! :)

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  88. Oh my, the butterflies are gorgeous. So much texture and dimension. Beautiful yet playful card!

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  89. I love the embossable dies...lovely card!

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  90. Love the butterflies, and the die for the clouds, now that is awesome. Great job, thanks for sharing and I love the new release. Way to go!

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  91. beautiful!! the layered butterflies are gorgeous

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  92. Very pretty card, love the butterflies!!!

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  93. Your card looks so elegant! The butterflies and clouds are perfect! Great job!

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  94. Your card is gorgeous Emma! I love the new products! Thanks for the chance to win :-)

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  95. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful card. I'm just in love with the clouds and I adore you're butterflies. I also am loving the frames dies. Lovely work!

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  96. What a stunning card. Just love it.

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  97. Lovely, lovely card!! Very creative!! Love how you made the butterflies!

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  98. All I can saw is wow. This card is awesome!

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  99. Beautiful card!
    Great use of the
    velum and pearls.
    Carla from Utah

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  100. Dear Emma, thanks a lot for sharing your ideas on the new release. What a gorgeous and vivid card you made with layered butterflies!

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  101. Clouds and vellum.........two of my favourites! Lovely!

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  102. I like the embossing of the clouds.

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  103. Wow so much detailed Love the butterflies, perfection at its best!

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  104. I like your background. I need heavier cardstock so I can do that.

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  105. I just love the embossed clouds. Definitely going to get these dies. And your card with the butterflies is just gorgeous. Anyone getting this card would hold on to it forever! Thanks for sharing.

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  106. Your card is so pretty! Clouds and butterflies.. Lovely!

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  107. Great card, Emma! The butterflies are beautiful!

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  108. Wow that card is so adorable love the way the butterfly and the clouds pop out on the card.

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  109. Such a great design love your cards!

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  110. Wow. Lovely card. But then again, I am partial to butterflies. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  111. What a beautiful card. I love the dimension. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  112. Gorgeous card, love the butterflies and the cloud die is a must have.

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  113. I love the dimension on this card. Beautifully done!

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  114. So beautifully done...someone's going to be a very lucky recipient.

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  115. Those clouds are just the cutest!

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  116. Beautiful a work of art!!!

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  117. Delightful card! Thanks for sharing some of the new products!

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  118. Really stunning card, amazing detail on it!!

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  119. So cute. The card makes me smile! Love the clouds in the new release!

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  120. Breathtaking card! I love all your elements, especially the new cloud set! Thanks for sharing this little gem!

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  121. Gorgeous card made with super cute clouds...now on my wish list. Thanks for the enabling!!!

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  122. Fabulous--love all the butterflies and the embossed clouds.

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  123. I love those little clouds - so much inspiration on this blog hop. SO MUCH FUN!

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  124. Fun use of the clouds and butterflies together.
    Thanks for the great idea.

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  125. I love what you did with the butterflies, your sky is amazing the clouds are so cute!

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  126. WOW! I love the butterflies... great idea to ink the vellum to give it some color. Will definitely be trying this soon :D

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  127. This card is beautiful! I love all the dimension!

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  128. Wow, I love all of the dimension on your card- definitely a special occasion required to give this beauty! :)

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  129. wow your card is amazing, is my favorite for this blog hop!

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  130. This butterfly card is sooo pretty. I do like the embossing effect that comes on the cloud die.

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  131. Those embossed clouds are phenomenal!

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  132. All of that 3D goodness is amazing. Your card is great for a special person or occasion! Lovely!

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  133. Hi Emma,
    Your sweet butterfly card is gorgeous...so full of fabulous details and also so lovely. I'm sure anyone who receives this beauty is going to be a very happy person!!
    I'm so in LOVE with so much in this new release that it's hard to decide which to order first and not bust my budget...like I do every release!! I'm such a fan of SSS and especially LOVE their wonderful exclusives!! WOOHOO! Thank you for enabling me to shop!!

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  134. such wonderful dimensions... the chevron clouds are so cool, and your butterfiles look they just litted upon your card!

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  135. Wow..love those butterflies, so amazing! What a great card!

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  136. You can never have too many butterflies! Oh I can't believe how fabulous this release is! You rocked it too!

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  137. Such a dreamy and beautiful card!! :)

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  138. Love the cloud and butterfly card, think I need the cloud die

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  139. Fabulous inspiration of the new SSS release!

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  140. Very pretty card! Thanks!

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  141. WOW! I love all the dimension. Stunning!

    PS: Here from Jo Nevill's blog.

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  142. Your card looks amazing, love the butterflies :)

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  143. These chevron clouds might be my favourite of this release. Love what you did with the butterflies...

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  144. OMG I need to make some butterflies like that !

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  145. I LOVE what you created too - I am a butterfly fan :-) This will definitely be on my wish list! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  146. Love the butterflies and clouds, so beautiful!!!

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  147. Beautiful card, love the butterflies and those clouds are among my favs from the new release :)

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  148. I LOVE BUTTERFLIES AND CLOUDS VERY NICE CAED LOVE THE YELLOW USED

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  149. Beautiful card!! Love all the dimension!

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  150. Those clouds are so adorable!! Love!

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  151. such a cutesy card! could have done with a tiny butterfly this week to hide a tiny smudge..... xx

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  152. What more can I say, butterflies and clouds, these are both my favorites!!!

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  153. Clouds and butterflies -- what a pretty mix!

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  154. What a lovely card. The background is beautiful and the clouds are awesome!

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  155. Soo pretty! I just love butterflies and clouds, not to mention that yellow is my favorite color. :)

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  156. Such a fun card! So lovely!

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  157. Your card is really pretty. It looks like the butterflies are ready to just fly away. Love the colors too. TFS

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  158. I love the colors you chose and the layering of vellum on the vintage paper for the butterflies! TFS!

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  159. Cute card, love the butterflies.

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  160. Your sky background is lovely! I can't take my eyes off it!

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  161. Your card is simply gorgeous. Your butterflies are so delicate and precious and your clouds are pretty you sure outdid yourself with your scene. You really did one outstanding creative job!!

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  162. What a beautiful serene card!

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  163. So nice! I like the background, and the butterflies are awesome!

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  164. Such wonderful details you put into your card. I am loving this new release so much.

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  165. lovely card! all the clouds and beautiful butterflies.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  166. Butterflies look so pretty and realistic with all that dimension. Gorgeous!!!

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  167. Gorgeous card...Love all the texture and dimension! Thanks so much for being part of the hop!

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  168. Receiving a card like that in the mailbox would make a day shine.

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  169. So many butterflies! Beautiful card.

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  170. The butterflies are stunning, and the textured clouds are so unique.

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  171. Love your card with the butterflies and the clouds. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  172. Gorgeous! Love your chevron clouds and sunny yellow butterflies - great inspiration, Emma!

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  173. Wonderful layered butterflies, the vellum and vintage paper look beautiful together.

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Thank you for all your comments and messages, they are all appreciated.
Please come back and visit me soon...
Emma ~xx

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