Thursday, 16 May 2019

Simon Says Stamp Celebrate You Release Blog Hop ~ Day 1

Hello everyone and Happy Thursday!

Today, is the first day of the Simon Says Stamp Celebrate You Blog Hop and I'm really excited to be joining so many talented designers as one of the stops on this hop! You can see the fabulous new release in full by just popping over to Simon Says Stamp and if you've been hopping along, you'll have arrived here from Lea's blog but if you've just popped by and want to join us for this fun hop, then just head back to the beginning and Simon Says Stamp's Blog.


We are also have a special promotion running in conjunction with this hop and all you have to do is use this code: BTF842 to claim a FREE pack of Tim Holtz idea-ology Butterfly Adornments with any purchase. But hurry as you only have until 19th May at 11:59pm EDT or while supplies last to claim this gift.
For my project, I created a card that uses the cutest stamp and die set EVER ~ the Chillin' Frenchies and I combined this with the Filgree Message Circle die to create a background for my supercool pup!
So, let's get started and here's how I created my card...
This card has quite a few layers and plenty of dimension which you can see from the photo below, and I'm going to talk you through how I built up the layers, starting with my background.
I cut a panel of kraft card and using the little bone stamp from the Chillin' Frenchies set, I stamped the image in a random pattern over the card panel using Ground Espresso Archival Ink before using a white pencil to lightly colour the bones.

After inking the edges of the card with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, I then matted my background onto gold metallic kraft stash, followed by a layer of brown linen textured card before mounting the panels onto a white card blank.

Moving onto the next layer, I cut a piece of watercolour card and to achieve the vintage feel I wanted for this piece, I applied Distress Inks to my glass mat ~ I used Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen Oxide and Old Paper Oxide. I spritzed the inks and the card very lightly with some misted water and then swooshed my card through the inks, picking up the colour to create the look of old paper. I always heat dry the inks between layers so that they don't become too muddy and I also start of lightly, building up the colour by dipping in and out of the inks.

Once the card was dry, I then inked the edges of the card with Frayed Burlap Ink before placing my Filigree Message Circle die onto the top section of the card panel and running it through my machine. I then machine stitched a border around the outside of the card panel.
To create the frame that sits around the circle, I used Tim Holtz's Stitched Circle die set which was the perfect fit. I placed one circle die inside the a larger circle die and then cut a piece of woodgrain card to create my frame. After applying Distress Paint to the frame ~ Ground Espresso, Black Soot and Antiqued Bronze, I attached the frame to my die cut card panel.
Now to build up those layers and I attached my die cut panel using foam pads to a piece of card that I coloured green using Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Sprays.

I attached the die cut panel over the top of the green card, which I then layered onto black kraft card, each time leaving a border showing around the outside.. I then wrapped some twine around the bottom section of my layered panels.
I adhered the panel centrally, onto the front of the card using foam pads.
Now for the focal point of this card, the cute Chillin' Frenchie which I stamped onto watercolour card using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and watercoloured with Distress Marker Pens.
I then used the corresponding die to cut out the image and placed him on some foam pads before attaching him to the front of my card.
The message is also taken from the Chillin' Frenchies set, and stamped in Black Soot Archival Ink onto a piece of card inked with Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Frayed Burlap Oxide Inks. I then matted the message onto kraft card and popped it onto my card front using foam pads. In the four corners of the message I added some tiny Hex Fasteners.
All that's left is the details and finishing touches and I added an Index Clip to the top section of the card and a couple of Hardware Heads to either side of my cute pup. Each of the Hardware Heads are altered with a little Rusty Hinge and Evergreen Bough Distress Paint to create a more rusty, worn look ~ perfect for my vintage card.
 So, that completes my stop on this hop and my fun vintage style card, full of dimension and layers. Don't forget that we would love for you to share your work in our Celebrate You Gallery and look forward to seeing what you make using the products.


HOP DETAILS:
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the blog hop! This means you can leave a comment here and on every stop along the way to increase your chances. Winners will be posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, 22nd May...

HOP ORDER:

Emma Williams (YOU ARE HERE)


Thanks so much for hopping by today, hope to see you again soon and don't forget to make a date in your diaries for Day 2 of the hop, coming tomorrow!
Emma xx


RECIPE FOR CARD:
Simon Says Stamp Celebrate You Release: Chillin' Frenchies Stamp & Die Set, Filigree Message Circle
Tim Holtz/Sizzix: Stitched Circles
Distress Oxide Ink Pads: Antique LinenVintage PhotoFrayed Burlap
Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen
Distress Marker Pen Set
Distress Oxide Inks: Antique Linen and Old Paper
Distress Oxide Spray Stain: Mowed Lawn, Twisted CitronPeeled Paint
Tim Holtz idea-ology: Index Clips, Hardware Heads, Hex Fasteners

125 comments:

  1. That pup is a real cutie, I just love that set of doggies...great project, love the vintage look...

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  2. I love this stamp! What a great card!

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  3. Such a sweet card! I love the vintage feel :)

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  4. Such a darling card and love all the layers with details that you created. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. What a darling card. That pup is just so sassy! I would have never thought to use the filigree die with him! You are so inspiring!

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  6. I LOOOVE THIS! What a FABULOUS MASCULINE CARD!!! This little pup is ADORABLE & I also LOVE how you paired him up with this Filigree die! TOTALLY AWESOME WORK, Emma!!!!!!!!! ;)<3

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  7. OMG! I seriously love this card! Love the layers!

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  8. Ahhhhh! #DogMom here and I LOVE THIS! Great coloring and that pup is the cutest!

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  9. I seriously love this card!! I just ordered this stamp and cant wait to create some fun cards with it!! Tfs!

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  10. I have to get this Frenchie! So cute!

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  11. Great card...totally adorable!!

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  12. What an amazing card! So many wonderful details!

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  13. I was hopping along the blog hop, enjoying all the cards, and then I got to this card and it is soooo different from the others and I absolutely love it! You rocked this!!!

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  14. Gorgeous card! I love all the layers and all the different things you incorporated! This set is already my favorite!

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  15. Wow, I thought this card was wall decoration it's so elaborate. You really put a lot of effort into this card. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. And who wouldn't love to receive this cute card?!? Isn't he adorable! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. What a cute card! And what a lot of work you put into it.

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  18. Your doggie card is darling!

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  19. So love your unique and fun creation of this release!

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  20. Beautiful coloring on the dog!

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  21. This is adorable! And so many possibilities to suit either male or female and various occasions. Thanks!

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  22. How super fun! You combined all these various products to perfection! Love it!

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  23. This is perfect for any of my boys! Great idea to use the bone stamp as a background!

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  24. Oh my gosh!!!!!!! I love how you put this together--he's enjoying the outdoors, there are bones in the background....LOVE EVERYTHING

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  25. What a cute puppy! Love the way you colored it.

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  26. You mentioned a lot of layers. True, but it was really worth all the work. That is the cutest pup and you made him stand out so well.

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  27. LOVE this card - the layering and the design are just perfect:)

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  28. This is just so COOL! LOVE it!! Awesome job!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia Rodriguez
    Migdalia's Crafts

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  29. Really cute for someone whose a dog fan!

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  30. This is such a cute card!! I love the way you colored the puppy!!

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  31. this is adorable!.. soooo cute!
    thanks for sharing!

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  32. What dog lover wouldn't like this card. So many details and expertly crafted to look vintage. Simple adorable!

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  33. Adorable! Such a sweet card.

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  34. Your card is so fun! I love all the texture and dimension you added. :)

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  35. I am much more of a cat lover than a dog! But, that being said, this card is just too, too adorable, Emma. Love all of the details you added to make it so special.

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  36. Love your card - so much detail!

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  37. Love this sweet and playful dog!

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  38. Love this sweet and playful dog!

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  39. I Just love this little guy. I love the card so much. Thanks for sharing your creation

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  40. So stinkin cute! Thank you for sharing your card!

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  41. Love, love, love this card. That is one of my favorite stamp sets from this release.

    Jodie B

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  42. Your card has so much dimension, very impressive!

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  43. Such a cutie , the card too 😉

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  44. Great card...looks like my Zeena wanting to play ball

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  45. What a terrific final project for the hop! Just perfect!!!!!

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  46. Fabulous card with all the layers and using the filigree die cut in maybe an unexpected way behind the cute pooch!

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  47. This card is so stinking cute! Love it.

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  48. Beautiful vintage style card!!! I love how you created the bone patterned paper!!! The dog is so cute and fabulously coloured!!!

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  49. Cute puppy. I love the vintage look and how you incorporated the die cut in such a different way!

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  50. Hi Emma 🙂I love this vintage take on a modern card!!! Sweet! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  51. So adorable you want to reach out and pet him, this card would be a real delight to receive. Nice work!

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  52. This little guy is SO cute! I also love all of the different textures on your card, fantastic job!

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  53. I love, love, love this card! For one thing the dimension and colors are so wonderful. Hard to find cards that would work for a man and this one is perfect.

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  54. Dear Emma
    Wow it is super awesome. Love the doggie the filligree circle die and the colors as well as the assembly of it all together.May be my comment is not sufficient for all the hard work you put in to create this beauty. Love and hugs

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  55. This card looks like framed art! Beautiful and I love the pup!!

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  56. Super fun card! Great die and image.

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  57. So many layers and so well-crafted!

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  58. Love your style and color choices - such a cute doggie! This is another great release from Simon's!!

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  59. Oh Emma, your pup is SO SWEET. The 'bone background' you created to frame up the card is adorable. Very well done!

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  60. There are so many aspects to this design but I am going to comment on your use of the circle die. Several on this blog hop used it right up front, but I loved your applying it to the background. It further demonstrates it's versatility and makes a gorgeous card.

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  61. What a fun card. I love the pup. So cute and beautifully colored.

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  62. This dog set is adorable! I love how you used and that great background die together.

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  63. The dog over the filigree circle is magical! Love it!

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  64. Your card is amazing and I really enjoyed seeing how you added and layered all the details that truly make this card very special.

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  65. Such a fun stamp, love this card.

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  66. So cute! Love the die you used for the background!

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  67. Very cute and I love your card design!

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  68. Beautiful vintage card!!! Love all the techniques, layers, stitching, ink blending, all combined for this darling card!!! Love that it could be a masculine or feminine card!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  69. Love, love, love your card!

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  70. So cute, most of my friends and family are dog owner/lovers, such a adorable pup♥

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  71. I couldn't help but smile when I saw this adorable pup and terrific card! So many wonderful little details that you added and combined! Fabulous!

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  72. What a great combination of traditional and cute, fun design. Love these Frenchies.

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  73. Wonderful card. I love the cute dog.

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  74. Adorable card! Love that cute puppy!

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  75. Great card! I love dogs...they just warm your heart. This is just the cutest stamp set. I am so loving this new release from Simon Says Stamp.....this blog hop has had some gorgeous cards...thank you so much for sharing today.

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  76. This is my favorite card of the hop. What a FAB way to showcase these AMAZING new SSS products.

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  77. Beautiful card! I love how you mixed the filigree die with the stamp set!

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  78. I love your card. All I needed to see was the dog and I was hooked. The Frenchie is so stinkin' cute! I love how you layered him over the filigree die, such a great idea. This new release covers so many bases.

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  79. Thanks for sharing this adorable Pup card with us--and how you made it.

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  80. You card is fantastic. All the detail and combining the fun puppy with the gorgeous and elegant die. You are a true artist. Love your work.

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  81. ah! LUV this lighthearted image against the beautiful, lacy die cut!

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  82. Love all of the texture and dimension on your card. It looks fantastic.

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  83. Soo cute! Your coloring is gorgeous!

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  84. Your design of this card is fabulous!! Every detail is well thought out. I love your well colored pup and the wonderful bone background. Bravo!!

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  85. Taking the frenchie dog stamp to the distress route is fantastic and so unexpected. The little details of the hex nuts and such really makes the card a work of art.

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  86. What a cute card. I love all of the dimension.

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  87. This is so cute. Great colors and layers.

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  88. Cute card. Love the "let's catch up sentiment". I'll HAVE to order that for sure!

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  89. Cute card. What a great way to put different elements together.

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  90. This is perfect inspiration as I try to put together a scrapbook of our family dog for my mother...! I love the bone background and how you use the filigree die as a background as opposed to the main focus!!

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  91. SUPER COOL card!
    LOVE your inky layers and ADORE how you layered your cute dog over the delicate filigree circle - WOW - so many layers of WONDERFUL and great techniques too!
    THANK YOU for sharing and INSPIRING :)

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  92. Wow, what an amazing vintage-style card! I wouldn't have thought these puppies would work in this style, but you proved me wrong. Thanks for sharing and talking (typing?) us through your process.

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  93. Ohh my Emma, every dog ​​lover will fall in love with this amazing card. Awesome layers, stunning background and great coloured image. Thank you so much for your inspiring and beautiful post. Have a great weekend.

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  94. Such a cute card. Love the dog...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  95. An elegant die and a rugged dog
    make a fantastic combination.
    Love all of the added embellishments.
    thanks for sharing a fantastic card.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  96. Great release, I love your creation! awesome catch up dog!

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  97. Fun, adorable project. That dog with the wagging tongue has is wonderful.

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  98. Wow!!! Such a fabulous design!

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  99. This is absolutely wonderful!

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  100. This is my favorite release of SSS ever!!! Love your pup stamp over the filigree!

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  101. Emma, your card is absolutely amazing! I love all the interesting layers and colors. You are so very creative! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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  102. Fun and beautiful! So excited about this release!

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  103. SQUEAL!! LOVE LOVE LOVE ALL of the AMAZING NEW Products and the Inspiration!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chances to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

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  104. Im in love with your card!!! Stunning and fun!!

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  105. Aw!! He's a cutie , Emma . Love how you have given him a touch of the vintage. Fab creation .
    Hugs x

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  106. What an amazingly detailed card, all topped off with that beautifully coloured cute Frenchie!

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  107. Awww!!! This is so cute! Fabulous card and details!!!

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  108. What a handsome card. I love that the vintage look gives it that touch of masculinity.

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  109. Your card is SO CUTE!!! I agree that this sporty, French bulldog is one of the most fun stamped images I have ever seen!! And you did an excellent job of putting him in a design that is worthy of such a charming character!! Great job!

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  110. Hi Emma, just wanted to let you know that the comment I left about this little cutie just won me a $25.00 Simon Say Stamp Certificate...Yippee!!!

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    1. I am so, so happy for you and thank you so much for your lovely original comment and for letting me know that you'd won ~ yippee, it's made my day! Enjoy spending your $25 and have a wonderful weekend... <3

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Emma ~xx

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