Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Perfect Reason Stamp of Approval Blog Hop Day 1


Welcome to the first day of the Perfect Reason SOA blog hop! You were most likely just wow'd by the fabulous Emily Leiphart, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with Catherine.

If you're not familiar, the Stamp of Approval box is a collection of products which are all exclusive to Catherine Pooler designs, so you won't be able to purchase them anywhere else. They also are only available as a whole collection and won't be offered individually for several months. If you need to start playing with these goodies, I would recommend that you subscribe to the wait list at Catherine Pooler Stamp of Approval so you're the first to know when it's available. You don't have to pay anything to subscribe, you're just billed if and when you decide to buy the collection. Historically, the collections have sold out rather quickly. 

Now onto the projects!


I'm not going to lie, I really love this card. It makes me happy. I still have it out on my desk even though I finished it last week. There are two reasons why: 1) the stamps, and 2) the inks. The highly detailed and stylized design is so unique, I'll go out on a limb and guess that you probably don't already have anything like this in your stash of stamps. The image is broken up into different stamps to allow you to easily use different colors (could you imagine if this were just one stamp, how different it would look?)



Also, the new Catherine Pooler ink is out of this world. Crazy good. I've been using it almost exclusively for over a month now and I don't see myself stopping any time soon. The colors are nice and bright, and the coverage is simply amazing. There really are no gaps in coverage. No pesky white spots to tear your hair out over.

And, I did not use a MISTI, at all. Each stamp is one and done.




 This card uses the same stylized seed pod flower, in different colors, to give pizzaz to the sentiment. I love mixing fonts, and this collection has quite a few options, including a basic "sending" (which works with just about any sentiment ... sending birthday wishes, sending thanks, sending sympathy, etc.) and a lovely scripted "congrats." As well as mixing fonts, I like to stamp them in different colors, usually black and a pop of color.


The stencil works well to add something extra in the background. I blended some Tiara and Lime Rickey ink right over the flower and sentiment.

A few drops of gold glimer mist and I called it done. Bonus that it's completely a one-layer card.


You've made it to the end of today's hop, but there are still two more days of hopping. There are a ton of stamps, dies and stencils in this collection to keep you busy for quite a while; you will love it all!

PRIZES: Comment on all the blogs in the hop to be entered to win the entire box (you get refunded if you've already bought the box). Winners from each of the three days will be announced on Catherine Pooler's blog on February 9th

*** On a personal note, I just started using Instagram and Facebook for my blog this week! Hooray! If you like my work, I would greatly appreciate it if you'd consider following me (links on side bar.) Thanks!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Kelly

Blog Hop:
7. Kelly Griglione <- you are here 

216 comments:

  1. Kelly - such gorgeous cards - just in LOVE with the first one. :)

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  2. So bright and pretty! I love them!

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  3. WOW!! Great way to stretch your stamps and very lovely cards!!

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  4. Very cool cards. Lots of vibrant color! I like the stencil blending on your second card. Looks perfect!

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  5. Love your cards. I agree the CP inks are awesome!

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  6. Love how you filled the bottom of the card with the peacock feathers and mixed the flowers with it.

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  7. the peacock card is so pretty! Can't wait to get my hands on this set.

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  8. You are right - the inks make these cards extra special. Nice job on the cards!

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  9. Oh - the color! I have the new inks but haven't cracked them open yet. What is wrong with me. I need to hit my craft table today, because you've inspired me for sure.

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  10. Gorgeous cards! The color combos really stand out. Peacock is beautiful!

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  11. Kelly your two cards are beautiful. TFS

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  12. Amazing cards! The peacock card is fabulous! I love this collection!

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  13. Kelly, your cards are awesome. Great ideas. Thanks

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  14. cannot wait to create. love love love this collection.

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  15. Both cards are so much fun! Love how you mixed and matched the stamps on your first card, and I know exactly what you mean if you want to look at your own card all day if you've created one that makes you really happy. I've been telling myself I don't need another brand of inks, but after each hop, I'm wondering if I should buy these CP inks after all...

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  16. Very pretty love your colors combos.

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  17. These are fantastic! Great job with the colors.

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  18. Fabulous cards!! The colors are so awesome!!

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  19. OMG I love your peacock card and the color combination. I also love my CP inks there are fabulous for so many reasons.

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  20. Beautiful cards with pretty color combos! Love that peacock!

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  21. Absolutely fell in love with your peacock card! Color combination is fabulous.

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  22. ok, at first the stamp sets were overwhelming.... so many pieces, how do you use them? But as I hop through the blog it helped me see the many ways you can use the same stamp set over and over and have a different look each time. Not just in color, but style as well. Love both of your cards. Good use of the stamps, stencil, and inks. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. Beautiful cards! This set looks awesome!

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  24. Your cards look fantastic. I like the way the colors just lay over each other in your second card.

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  25. Love the color combos on both cards, so vibrant and happy!

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  26. Awesome cards, that ink just makes everything pop!

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  27. Awesome cards. These inks showcase the details of these stamps beautifully.

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  28. Wow! So so pretty. I really love seeing the peacock stamped right on the card,and all that fantastic detail. Love!

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  29. Awesome cards! I really like your color choices.

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  30. Amazing cards!!!! Love your peacock! Looking forward to this SOA Box!

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  31. Your peacock is amazing! Love the orange tail definitely a "happy" card. & love the congrats with the colors you used

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  32. Stunning cards and inspiring designs:)

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  33. Amazzzing!!! You ladies are awesome!!! Love the ideas and can't wait to get my box of goodness in the mail. Clock is on and ready for this SOA to arrive!

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  34. Love the bright pink peacock! Cards are gorgeous!

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  35. You have clever ways using the new stamps.. really like both cards.

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  36. Oh my goodness. These colors are amazing! You did such a wonderful job!

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  37. Beautiful peacock! Love how each card on the blog hop is unique and original!

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  38. Great cards, Very cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Oh Kelly, I would be keeping that peacock out on my desk too! I love the way you have the seed pod flowers rising up from the tail, and all those vibrant colors just make me happy. Great job!

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  40. Love your cards...great layouts. Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Love the colours you used on both cards. Very complimentary!

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  43. Wow Kelly! Your colours are beautiful and happy. The peacock is so much fun. I love looking at it.

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  44. Love your peacock card; another great inspiration! I saw another reader say she was overwhelmed with all the pieces and how to use them together. But you girls have given so many ways to use them . I'm excited for the release!

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  45. Beautiful cards ! I have to get the rest of these inks, beautiful colors....

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  46. Lovely! Great way to use the products together and the ink colors are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop.

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  47. So many great ideas for us to use!! Love the peacock card, so pretty. The stencil looks awesome for the background on the Congrats card.

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  48. So pretty. I have fallen in love with this stamp set!

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  49. I agree that 1st card is a happy card and a joy to look at. Thank you for your wonderful cards and great ideas. Looking forward to what you do tomorrow.

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  50. Great cards. I just love the peacock set.

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  51. Stunning cards :) love your work. Thanks for sharing
    cheers
    preety

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  52. Such happy cards--so vibrant!

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  53. I can see that stencil & Congrats stamp being added to my favorites. Love the vivid Catherine Pooler inks. Great cards.

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  54. Loving that peacock! Fabulous cards ♥

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  55. Oh Kelly, that peacock is an absolute stunner! You don't need much beyond that guy! I love your second card too, with that background.

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  56. I love your use of the stencil and the congrats stamp. They seem made for each other. And those ink colors really pop!

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  57. I absolutely love both! The first one is stunning with all those brilliant colors!❤

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  58. Oh wow Kelly your cards are so pretty! I love the vibrant colors and I love how you did the peacock in such bright colors and different colors than what you usually see for a peacock. Super cute! I can't wait to get my hands on this box! It's my favorite so far :)

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  59. Your cards are AMAZING & BRIGHT.... I just love them...cant wait to try to case these cards...thank you for sharing!

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  60. Gorgeous cards and I love this stencil!

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  61. Bright and cheery cards! love them!

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  62. Like your use of the two stamp sets with the peacock.

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  63. Beautiful peacock card, stunning color combo and the flowers with large Congrats is so pretty! Love the mod stenciling on partial background.

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  64. Pretty pretty cards....so talented and those colors just make everyones designs even prettier

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  65. Kelly, these cards are fantastic....I can't wait to get this new SOA collection and start stamping with the new CP inks.

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  66. How fun. Thanks for all your work. I love what everyone does. Wish I had time to do more then what I do.

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  67. Beautiful cards! Loved all the color!

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  68. WOW, I love your cards too! That colourful peacock is amazing Kelly!

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  69. Wow! those are great cards. Just love this SOA collection. Thank you.

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  70. Glorious colors....thank you for sharing your creations!

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  71. Another peacock card!! I really, really need this. I am crazy about this stamp (and all the others!) I think you've outdone yourself with these beautiful cards.

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  72. I agree, aren't her inks fabulous!!!!

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  73. These are stunning cards Kelly! Those inks I may just have to have!

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  74. Absolutely gorgeous colors! That pop of purple is stunning.

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  75. Your peacock card took my breath away ..stunning

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  76. Love your color palette nice change from the blues for the peacock. All your cards are really lovely!

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  77. Ok, your peacock card is my favorite design on this hop! I LOVE all the I bright colors and design. I cannot wait to get my hands on these products! Catherine Pooler has knocked it out of the park....AGAIN!
    Kitty T.

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  78. Wow, what a way to end day 1blog hop.....fabulous!!

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  79. I just found your blog and am LOVING your style. What a fun collection!

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  80. Great cards - Again - I love that stencil and how you used it - thanks for sharing.

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  81. The your use of the seed pods. Simple and sweet.

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  82. Kelly, love the flower you used in both cards. I really like the colors in the first card and that stencil is so unique! :)

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  83. Seed pods -- that's what I would call them too. Great colors on the first card -- love the yellows and oranges together.

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  84. Your cards are beautiful. I really liked how you used the stencil on the second card with the color fading out from the center.

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  85. Lovely cards and great inspiration!

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  86. Love your color choices. Fun cards!

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  87. Great cards and great inspiration!

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  88. I just love this peacock. So many different ways to present it. The background stencil looks great. So versatile.

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  89. Love how you did your peacock! So unique!

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  90. Absolutely beautiful. I love your cards. That peacock....wow! Catherine's inks used with this new collection is another reason why I need to order...lol. Just perfect. Thanks for sharing. happy day

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  91. Such pretty cards! Love the colors.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  92. Oh my goodness!! You did NOT use a MISTI? How did you do that? I am in AWE of the first card. Just amazing-the design, the colors. That needs to be framed!! I love the cool way you used flowers on the second card. The POP right off-almost 3d like. Great design!

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  93. Wow! Amazing cards! Your use of the SOA collection is fantastic! Great job!

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  94. Beautiful cards Kelly! Love those flowers and the bright colors!

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  95. Pretty cards. Love the peacock.

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  96. I do like your peacock and congrats cards.

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  97. wow--love the colors--esp on the peacock.

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  98. I THINK THAT PEACOCK FEELS ALIVE MY FRIEND, BY THE WAY HE IS STRUTTING CATHERINE'S COLOUR INKS. LOOK OUT CRAFTY GIRLS, THIS PEACOCK IS FEELING PRETTY CRAFTY CREATIVE. I FEEL THE INSPIRATION CLUCKING MY WAY.....Do peacock's cluck??????? Love this Blog Hop. It is bringing the child out in me....I'm going googoo for CP Inks.......

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  99. My favorite stamp set is the peacock and paisleys. It is so versatile and it gives so many options. Love your cards!

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  100. Pretty cards Kelly, that peacock is fantastic!!

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  101. Ooh the stencil is so fun! What a great collection!!

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  102. Hi Kelly ~ Your cards are absolutely beautiful and I love the color palette you've chosen. Your cards just scream happy! Thanks for the inspiration; I can't wait to get my hands on these goodies!!
    #kindnessmatters

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  103. Spotlighting the stencil is sooo cool!

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  104. Love your cards. I especially love the color combo of the second card. The flower stamps are so much fun!

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  105. Loved the vibrant colors - very inspirational!

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  106. Such beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  107. I just adore pink and orange together, really makes me happy too!! I love your cards, thanks so much for sharing

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  108. Really like your cards! Your cards are very happy and cheerful!

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  109. Gorgeous cards and great way to combine the stamp sets on that peacock card!!

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  110. Oh, love your
    colorful Peacock
    card!
    Carla from Utah

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  111. Oh my goodness! These are so beautiful. I love the composition of the peacock with the flowers and the congrats with the flowers. You guys all just blow me away with your designs.

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  112. Such beautiful, bright and cheerful cards Kelly! You really did a great job stamping these beauties!

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  113. Gorgeous cards, Kelly! LOVE your peacock. Wow!! Loved getting to hop with you for this release. Thanks for joining us!!

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  114. Amazing cards and I love your colour choices x

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  115. Your card designs are lovely! I have not tried the inks yet, but am glad to hear how wonderful they are...can't wait to try them!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  116. fabulous Kelly. The colours are amazing.

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  117. Such lovely cards I really love the seed pod flowers they are so fun and simple. Thanks for sharing.

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  118. Hey Kelly, I LOVE the super sweet design of your peacock !! It's so much fun!! I'm also LOVIN' that stencil and all the different ways I've seen it used! Great timing for the CP inks, isn't it!!!!

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  119. Omg that peacock is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing 😀

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  120. Wow, your cards are so bright and fun. I'm really loving that peacock stamp so versatile.

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  121. I love your cards and the bright and cheerful colour combinations. They make me happy, too!

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  122. Love the bright colors!! Great cards!

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  123. I really like your cards! Glad I stopped by today!!

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  124. I like the colors you chose for your amazing cards.

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  125. Love that stencil! I keep talking myself out of Lime Ricky and then when I see it again I'm back in!

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  126. I agree, LOVE the inks! Your cards look like fun. I'd love to follow you on instagram, you can follow me too @kirstykards :)

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  127. My favorites in today's blog hop. I love how the flowers flow from the peacock. Those flowers are so Fun!

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  128. I'm not surprised you are still enjoying that peacock card. It is a stunner! And i liked knowing that you did the stenciling OVER your stamped flowers and sentiments on the second card; so it can be added afterwards with out messing up the original design. Thanks for sharing your projects! I'm adding you to my Instagram list!

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  129. Great job! Am loving all these designs!

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  130. Absolutely adore your cards. The peacock one uses my 2 fav stamps in the collection I think. I just love those flowers. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  131. Such a pretty pink peacock! love your color choices and designs.

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  132. So pretty Kelly. Love the colors on all your cards. can't wait to try that stencil and get my collection

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  133. Your peacock is amazing. I love the stylized flower card too! So beautiful!

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  134. Love you card designs great inspiration Thanks

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  135. Wow! Beautiful cards!!! Love the stunning colors!!! Your peacock is flawless!!! <3

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  136. What beautiful cards with beautiful colors. The peacock is GREAT.

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  137. Love your cards. They are fun and colorful. Great use of the inks and new SOA products. Best on being on FB and Instagram. I will look for you.

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  138. I love the colors you used! Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  139. I;m loving these funky flowers and that stencil is going to be fantastic to use!

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  140. The more I see the mod stencil the more I can't wait to order the kit!!! It is one I am craving!!!!

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  141. Loved your cards! So colorful. I really love the stencil. Thank you for sharing.

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  142. The flowers are amazing and those inks are fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

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  143. Your cards are beautiful! The way you did your stenciling looks great! I am like you, in that I love mixing up fonts. I am really only confident doing it with certain ones. One printed font and one cursive or "script" font usually looks good to me (like your Congrats card). After that, I don't really feel like I know which ones to put together. Thank you for sharing your talent!

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  144. Beautiful cards, love them both, the peacock is stunning, love the colors!!

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  145. Love the simplicity of the white background...beautiful cards. Thanks for the chance to win

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  146. Who would have thought to create such a beautiful peacock stamp set. The inks were just made for this kit. Beautiful.

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  147. I loved your creative uses of stamps with the peacock card. The Congrats card was great too. Thanks

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  148. Thank you for sharing these amazing cards, Kelly!

    Barb

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  149. Emily ~ that Peacock was in all his glory with those vibrant colors!! Made me smile. Your one layer card was so special .... the stenciling gave it so much texture. Thank you for sharing

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  150. Nice cards. Love those little flowers!

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  151. Love the colors and design of your peacock card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  152. Love the big congrats with the cute flowers!

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  153. I love that first card and the colors used. Loving his colorful feathers.

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  154. I love your Congrats card and the colors you used.

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  155. Love the color combination on the Congrats card.

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  156. You SHOULD keep your peacock card out for show and then tell how you did it. Quite stunning.

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  157. Sue Brożek (aka mailboxmoments). I like how you mixed up the two sets of stamps. FYI, I posted the following on CP's blog....

    Omg I love it!! The tail feather that goes closest to the body (when cut out but not stamped yet) could be used as a potted flowering plant. But any hoo, gorgeous!!

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  158. Both cards are just gorgeous! Love the new stamps and stencil. And the inks are fabulous!

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  159. Two beautiful cards, a really fun, happy peacock, love them.

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  160. Stunning cards! The peacock is gorgeous and the one layer card has a real pop to it. Love that you can overlap the inks without it becoming a muddy mess! Wonderful!!

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  162. Love the stenciled background Card...the fade is perfect!

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  163. Lovely combinations of colors you used for these stamps! Beautiful cards!

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  164. Your peacock is amazing and the colors are terrific!

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  165. "Love" your peacock! Beautiful with just the right sentiment.

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  166. I really like both of these cards and love the use of the bold summery colour palette. TYFS

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  167. Love your cards!! Beautiful colors!! :)

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  168. Awesome card, that peacock sure is gorgeous!

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  169. Great work. Colors are so vibrant and crisp. Looks like a peacock from the dream world.

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly