Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Inspiration Hop, Day 3: "What's the Dirt"



Good morning, I hope you had a terrific weekend! Today we conclude our Inspiration Hops with the Gina K Designs team, featuring "What's the Dirt?" but you can be sure you will continue to see more samples of this set and our other new ones throughout the month and beyond on our blogs and StampTV! :) Here's the full set:

...and here's my sample! I like the little trio of pots and this particular greeting grabbed me: "you are a ray of sunshine!" I love sponging rays of light on cards but I thought using paper today for a spotlighting effect would be cool! Simply stamp your posts at the bottom of a rectangle of Little Boy Blue cardstock and then again on white. Slice a diagonal of the white from corner to corner and layer over your blue like you are paper piecing! Color the portion that's in the sun, doesn't that look so cheerful and illuminated next to the blue?

Here is a closeup. Card also uses Black Onyx, Innocent Pink, and the new KEY LIME , which I love!! I love greens and this is one of my favorites now in the Pure Luxury Line, you must try! It's so vibrant!


Here are my new "Crazy Daisy" digital papers also, they use images from my "Spring Basket" and "A Year of Flowers" stamp sets, but they are also a terrific match for "What's the Dirt?" with these sweet daisies and ladybugs! They are available to download in full sheets, if you like big sheets of single colors, or quarters if you prefer printing out smaller mats all at once which are already sized for A2 cards. Wish I had some samples with them to share today but I don't have them ready yet, please check by later this week! :)

And now please see more samples from our talented Gina K Designs team, and be sure to leave comments all along the way for more chances to win free stamps! Thank you for hopping with us! :)

182 comments:

  1. That ray of sunshine is so clever! Gorgeous card!

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  2. Such awesome spotlighting Mel, LOVE it!

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  3. Very good way to spotlight! Love the set and really love the daisy papers!

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  4. What a great idea! I just love the ray of sunshine!

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  5. What a great idea! I just love the ray of sunshine!

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  6. The ray of sun shining on the flowers is so creative.

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  7. How in the world did you come up with a way to make this set even better? HOW COOL!

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  8. What a cool technique! Love your ray of sunshine!

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  9. Love the ray of sunshine card! Excellent show of spotlighting. The daisy paper are just the cutest.

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  10. WOW. love the ray of sunshine.. totally amazing card. love it.

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  11. Wow- what a cool techniques with that blast of sunshine! We are so lacking any here in Wisconsin. Beautiful card, Mel!

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  12. Melanie, this is fantastic! I love that sunbeam shining on the pots.

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  13. What a great idea! I never in a million years would have thought to do that! How very clever! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  14. I love the sun ray effect - looks awesome~

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  15. LOVE LOVE how you did the spotlighting on this Mel!!

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  16. The ray of sunshine was genius! I always get great inspirations from you!

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  17. Sweet set and papers. Love that card. What a great perspective! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  18. I love what you did making the sunshine on the flowers. Gorgeous. Alice Roushia

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  19. How cunning! I just love that ray of sunshine..

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  20. Love the ray spotlight and topped with the ribbon is inspirational.

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  21. Awesome idea, Melanie!!! I love that ray of sunshine. Wonderful card!!

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  22. I love the ray of sunshine on the card!! :)

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  23. Love this Melanie!! That light through the window shining through is fabulous!!!! You're so creative!
    The papers you made are wonderful too.

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  24. I love the ray of light on the potted plants -- very clever.

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  25. What a wonderful way to highlight...love the way it looks like a ray of sunshine.

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  26. Oh WOW Mel, the spotlighting is so cool!! Great card!!!

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  27. That is such a wonderful idea. It looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. I agree with the other comments - what a unique way to spotlight this stamp! super job!

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  29. Love this technique, Just a beautiful happy card.
    and - actually was not going to order myself the blue, but seeing this, Yes, add it to my list.

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  30. Love that sunshine spot and shadowing from the pots. Fantastic!

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  31. Love that spotlight technique! I am definitely going to have to try that one. Great cards and love the new daisy papers!

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  32. Wow Melanie ... love the ray!!

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  33. Very, very pretty digi sheets!!!
    Jan Castle

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  34. So clever. I gotta try the ray of sunshine!

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  35. OMG!!! What a cool technique!!!
    Love this set!!

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  36. Very cool card.... I love the ray of light... I have never seen a card like that and your shading by the pots.... very clever.

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  37. WOWEE WOW WOW WOW !!!!! I really love this card. the most original concept I've seen in a while.

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  38. wow...the way you highlighted the flowers by using the ray of sun is wonderful. What a brilliant idea.

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  39. Another great stamp set. Such a unique "spotlight" effect. You are soo clever.

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  40. Great! LOVE the ray of sunshine!!! Excellent looking card!

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  41. I love how you spotlighted these darling flowers. Fabulous!

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  42. I love your spotlight. Great idea.

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  43. The spotlight really makes the card design pop!

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  44. Love that sunshine on the card.

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  45. OMG-It is absolutely gorgeous. I love, love, LOVE the COLORS.
    Thank you

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  46. The ray of sunshine is so cute!

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  47. Wow! That is a very clever idea. I am absolutely loving it. Great work!

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  48. What a cute cute idea! Love it.

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  49. What a great idea i love the way you highlighted the card looks like there is a spotlight on Karen TB Ontario

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  50. I love the black matting Melanie, it really makes all the colors on your card POP!

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  51. Very lovely...perfect for spring giving.

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  52. Thanks for such a inspirational card.

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  53. Loved the spotlight effect. Have to try this one for myself.

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  54. love the (spotlight) ray of sunshine on your flowers.

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  55. I love the way you've used spotlighting on your card. It look awesome! :)

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  56. How clever..what a nice idea. Gave me inspiration. Thnx for sharing.
    hugs, Dottie

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  57. I love what you have done with the trio of pots stamp and paper piecing. What a fab idea!!! Thank you for another grand inspiration.

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  58. Really clever card and an adorable set.
    crafty teacher

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  59. This is such a clever idea and looks great!!

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  60. Love the idea of creating a ray of sunshine. Thanks!

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  61. Love that sunshine. Great effect.

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  62. What an original design!

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  63. What creativity! I'm lovin' your sunsine ray! Also wanted to say that your daisy papers make me SO happy! Daisies are my favorite! I see more shopping in my near future! Beautiful card, my friend!

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  64. What a beautiful sun ray, you made my day

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  65. I love that ray of sunshine! It's beautiful.

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  66. Amazing project! Love the colors!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. Love the ray of sunshine! Thank-you!!

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  68. I will be trying the spotlight idea. I especially liked your use of shadows.

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  69. Love that spotlight - how clever! Pat x

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  70. another cute card. Loved how you put the ray of sunshine on it.

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  71. What a good idea spotlighting the pots with a ray of sunshine. You always have such amazing ideas, and stamp creations.

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  72. Awesome cards and love the colors!

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  73. Lovely card!! The sunshine is perfect!

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  74. WOW! What a clever "Spotlight" method!

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  75. FANTASTIC!! The colors are so bright and cheerful. love the ray of sunshine.

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  76. Love how you did the ray of sunshine! You are so clever! Thanks for sharing! Sue

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  77. Pretty card! Like the sunshine idea. I never would have thought of that! Thanks for sharing.

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  78. These stamps are just too cute for words. Thanks for showing us.

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  79. Neat card, I really like the beam of light that his the fower pot.

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  80. Perfect sentiment for your spotlighted pots.

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  81. The sunlight is really neat! Thanks for inspiring us!

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  82. Just love the spotlight on the flowers! Your dp is great...I love daisies!

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  83. Love your "sunshine" card. Thanks for sharing the tech side of it too.

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  84. That is really clever! Sweet Card!
    Blessings Bernie

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  85. What a fabulous idea to make the sunshine so dynamic. Lovely!!!

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  86. Thanks for the new technique. I love it!

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  87. Love your bright choice of colors and especially the ray of sunshine!

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  88. Love this cool spotlighting you did, Mel, it's so striking! Love your digi papers, too -- I even custom colored some and printed them but then ran out of time to use them today (some day soon, though)!

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  89. This card really caught my eye. Very clever.

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  90. I love this different take on a 'spotlight'. It really makes your image just pop right off the card. And you are so right, the Daisy papers will go so well with this set.
    TFS

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  91. I love your sun ray effect and its so easy to do. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  92. I really liked your spotlighting on this card! So clever!

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  93. Beautiful card Melanie! Love the ray of sun you created!

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  94. What an awesome idea. love how you did your card!!

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  95. Melanie how clever! That is such a wonderful card.

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  96. Love your card, colors are so pretty. I just love the ray of sunlight very clever.
    http://createacardbyanne.blogspot.
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  97. I love how striking the sunshine is.

    Mary rasmussen

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  98. That is such a wonderful idea with the ray of sunshine. Great job!

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  99. Super gorgeous! Love the ray of sunshine & this stamp set!

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  100. So pretty, love that sun ray effect on the card, so very original.

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  101. Such a cute set, such a cute card.

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  102. What a great idea, love the spotlight! I just love the colors on your card. Hugs, Teresa E.

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  103. of course I learned somethng from you again!! yay! I'm in such a learning mode.

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  104. Love your 'ray of sunshine' technique. Your card is so bright and cheerful.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  105. What a cute design to have the sun spotlight!

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  106. Great spotlighting of the flowers! Pretty card!

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  107. Such a stunning card, love the ray of light look.

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  108. Nice bright colors for Spring!

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  109. Love the spot light on the flowers. A great set for the gardiner in all of us.

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  110. Wow what a fab card, love your ray of sunshine!

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  111. like alot the spotlighting what a good idea thank for showing

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  112. GORGEOUS card. I LOVE it and I OWN it! heehee! Thanks again for the "date" today. So much fun. xo

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  113. What a wonderful card, Melanie!!! Love that design and the flower pots are so pretty. Don't you just adore this stamp set? And your new papers - they take my breath away...have to get right to Gina's store and get some. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day. Hugs, Sharon :o)

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  114. Y'all never cease to amaze me!

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  115. love the spotlight effect

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  116. wow, i love what you did what the shade for the sunshine. Amazing!

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  117. I absolutely love that great technique you used!!!

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  118. You always come up with the most creative ideas!

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  119. What a happy card. We need that ray of sunshine here!

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  120. Love the technique used for ray of sunshine, such a clever idea!!
    Love the card, so pretty and eye catching!!

    Donna Przy...

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  121. Absolutely brilliant...love it

    Ellie in OZ

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  122. Clever girl! I've never seen that before and I love it! TFS!
    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  123. Love your card idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  124. Luv the bright cheery colors!!!

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  125. I love your card! That is such a neat idea!
    Ronda C.

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  126. What a great idea. Such a fun card. Love that lime green.

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  127. I love the masked sunshine. It is very effective. The daisy paper is terrific. Can't wait to get some!

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  128. What a neat idea - it really looks like it is in a ray of sunlight! Thanks for the idea!

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  129. Hi Melanie! Beautiful spotlight! I would've never thought of that. You are SO clever! And talented with that beautiful paper. You can bet I will download some!!
    Hugs,
    Sharon

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  130. Melanie, I love your style! What a wonderful idea to make a ray of sunshine into a spotlight.

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  131. Very pretty Mel. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

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  132. Love your paper pieced ray of sunshine! Great idea! Your daisy paper is so cute.

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  133. I really like how you spotlighted the plants.

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  134. I love that little ray of sunshine!! I wanna crawl right onto the card:)

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  135. W O W ! ! ! ! WHAT a neat idea. Hope to try that soon. TFS
    Jean McGee

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  136. Very clever; the spotlight on the pots is pretty darn cool.

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  137. Impressive card, love that ray of light on the flower pot!!!

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  138. What a FABULOUS card! Love this stamp set, too! Thanks so much for all your inspiration!!!

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  139. What a creative idea. I love it!

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  140. I am still very new to card making but inspiration is what you get from this hop...what a creative card!

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  141. Oh my Melanie this is so creative and totally awesome!!!!

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  142. What a terrific idea with the ray of sunshine. Key lime is my daughter's favorite color so that is going to be a definite purchase for me.

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  143. That was the best ever!! I had to read it a few times to realize you just stamped on different colored c/s! That's ingenious!
    I am loving this set of blog hops!!!
    Jackie
    jmpresearch@gmail.com

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  144. Love this Melanie! I just love that ray of sunshine.

    Thank you for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  145. Love that ray of sunshine!!!!!
    Beautiful coloring too!!!!

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  146. What a clever idea! This is such a great stamp set and you show it off perfectly!

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  147. Beautiful card, love the ray of sunshine

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  148. That spotlight effect is a hit with me. I have to have this stamp set.

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  149. Wonderful card! That is such a great idea! Love your creativity!

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  150. I love that ray of sunshine. It's so cool. Great card!

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  151. Super use of nice bright cheerful colours and light on those wonderful flower pots!

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  152. Love the spotlighting. Beautiful card for such a delightful stamp set.

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  153. What a neat card - so creative! Love the colors and design!

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  154. Love the spotlight! Really gorgeous card

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  155. oh wow, that is brilliant, what a fabulous idea for this set! love it

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  156. Love the sunshine ray. Very outside the box!

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  157. Your ray of light is so clever! I have never seen a card like this! Very original!

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  158. I want to say that your Branching Out set is a MUST HAVE! I can think of a million uses for this one set alone! How DO you think of these? :-)

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  159. Wow, this is awesome idea with the sunshine. Thanks for sharing. Love the card.

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  160. Wow, what an exceptional card!

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  161. Absolutely love what you did with this card! So different and wonderful.

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  162. The ray of sunshine is the coolist idea I have seen in a longe time. It gives me tons of ideas. The best card on the hop

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  163. This is by far the most clever and cool card I have ever seen --I love the depth used with the ray of sun coming in ! WOW

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  164. Love your bright colors and the ray of sunshine. So unique and very pretty!

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