Saturday, April 10, 2021

Adorable New Anita Jeram Mice for Mother's and Father's Day!!

 
Oh boy, I could not wait to share this giant release of utterly charming stamps illustrated by Anita Jeram for the Colorado Craft Company! It's such a blockbuster release, that we are having a star-studded blog hop to showcase it all!

You may have arrived from Kathy Racoosin, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with none other than Adrienne Kennedy (CCC).


All the illustrations are completely adorable, but this dear scene from the Amazing Mom Stamp Set is one of my favorites! The mama mouse juggling her kids while trying to entertain her baby with a make-shift toy from nature brought such a smile to my face!


I did some simple watercoloring, die cut the scene with the coordinating dies and die cut another layer from my husband's comic book backing boards for extra dimension.


The nice thing about the coordinating dies is that you can ink your background, and then put your focal point image on top of that, instead of messing around with masking an image. With an image as detailed as this, that would be difficult and take a lot of time.


I love that many of the sentiments are unique. You get a "Happy Mother's Day" in the set, but you also have, "It takes a strong woman to be a great MOM ... and you are the strongest ever!" Totally fits with our multitasking mouse mom.

 

The new Anita Jeram - For Dad Stamp set is another must-have. One of the images is a little mouse toddler jumping on his daddy's belly ... a true mark of a good and patient dad.

I'm sure you noticed the channel cut in the middle of the card. Yep, we've got some motion!


What a visual, right? Totally brings the scene to life! Boing, boing, boinggggg!!

If you're curious, I stoped crafting to take a couple photos of the process. I cut a channel in the card panel, and then cut the toddler mouse away from daddy mouse.


Then I made a long tab with a T at the end so the tab will stop. I added some thick mat board on either side of where the T will be moving up and down to keep the motion nice and straight. The large section that's cut away accomodates for the T at the end of the tab, and will put a limit on how high our toddler can jump.


This also allows the toddler to actually rest on dad's belly, instead of hovering over it.

I cut Happy Father's Day into three separate words so I could put them in their own cloud. Almost like Dad is relaxing inbetween jumps reading the message sent to him from above! Do you see the other fun sentiment under dad?

 
Finally, I did a lot of stamping on this card. Let's start with the main image. Daddy cuddling up with his baby while he reads the morning paper, with a mess of toys at his feet. That was totally our house when the boys were small!


This set comes with a lot of sentiments, so I thought why not use a bunch of them?! To house them all, I got out the Anita Jeram Wall Words and embossed and cut some gold frames. I like that the extra white space from inside the frames helps tame some of the "wallpaper" stripes.


Speaking of stripes, it finally dawned on me that the point of the Anita Jeram Stripes and Dots Background is to recrate the Colorado Craft Company logo!! So I tried that with the blush, aqua and embossed gold. Looks pretty close to the header on the packaging below, right?



Don't feel like you always have to color everything. For this card I saved coloring the baby mouse until the very end, and by that time I decided that the best color would be no color. He being white, he stands out from the gray dad, and balances all the white in the word frames.

Sure hope you enjoyed the cards I shared! If you'd like to see more, I'll invite you to follow my blog and Instagram so you won't miss any good stuff!

Prizes:
The lovely folks at Colorado Craft Company have generously agreed to give away a $25 gift certificate to one random person who comments on this post, and every other post in this blog hop! Wow! Be sure to comment along the way to increase your chances and spread the love : ) The giveaway will end on April 13th at midnight EST. I will announce my winner on April 14th. Good luck! 

Your next stop is the talented Koren Wiskman with something adorable to share with you!

Here's the complete blog hop list if you need it:

  1. Adrienne Kennedy (CCC)
  2. Amber Rain Davis
  3. Angelica Conrad
  4. Bibi Cameron
  5. Caly Person
  6. Cathy Zielske
  7. Chari Moss
  8. Chris Dayton
  9. Daniel West
  10. Donna Hitz
  11. Emily Midgett
  12. Erin Thompson
  13. Jennifer Gross
  14. Jennifer Kotas
  15. Jennifer McGuire
  16. Jennifer Shurkus
  17. Joe Sysavath
  18. Kassi Hulet
  19. Kathy Racoosin
  20. Kelly Griglione <--- you are here
  21. Koren Wiskman
  22. Kristina Werner
  23. Laura Volpes
  24. Mansi Bhatia
  25. Marci Snee
  26. Nichol Spohr
  27. Sandy Allnock
  28. Sara Torzullo
  29. Traci Jenkins
  30. Yana Smakula

 Thanks so much for stopping by!
- Kelly

 Supplies used (affiliate links, thanks very much for your support!)

Anita Jeram - For Dad Stamps

 
Anita Jeram - For Dad Dies

Anita Jeram - Amazing Mom Stamps

Anita Jeram - Amazing Mom Dies

Anita Jeram - Wall Words

Stripes and Dots Background


104 comments:

  1. I love the motion card. I would even use it for a Mother's day card. It's adorable. [Bunny]

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  2. I can't pick one of your cards that I like best! And I had been wondering how to use those stripes 😉.
    I think my favorite stamp set in this release is the For Dad set. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Wonderful cards! Great coloring!

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  4. Gah! What a fabulous idea to make little mouse jump up and down on dad's tummy! Perfect, perfect, perfect! My favorite in the new release is Proud of You.

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  5. These are all adorable! I LOVE your interactive card!!!!

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  6. Adorable cards! Each one has something I especially like! Love the watercolor background in the first one, the movement addition in the second and the wallpaper in the third!

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  7. The interactive card is so cute and using the frames from the other set is genius! Great scene with the easy chair!

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  8. fantastic cards! Love the interactive jumping card!

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  9. Great watercoloring with this adorable CCC set. I like your backgrounds also. The Love Art set is my favorite.

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  10. Fab cards for mom and dad, the bouncing interactive card is so fun. The Proud of You set is my fave.

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  11. Your cards are great! I love the one with the mouse jumping.

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  12. I love your cards. I also love how you made one an interactive card. So cute

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  13. My favorite is the LOVE ART set. Nice cards.

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  14. I just love your backgrounds, so cute!

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  15. Darling use of the wallpaper stamp with the new Father' Day set...really fun ideas. Thank you.

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  16. Lol <3 that slider! Oh that is too good.

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  17. Wow! What terrific and amazing cards! I love your cards and this new release!

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  18. I love the "bouncing" tot!! Very creative!! Awesome cards!!!

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  19. So creative with the motion card - thanks for sharing your idea.

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  20. Fabulous cards! Love the hopping on the dad's belly card, great idea for true action. Love all the stamp sets, but my favorite stamp set is the Amazing Mom Mother’s Day one with the kids and stroller. Reminds me of days gone by!

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  21. AMAZING MOM is my favorite of the stamp sets. But these are all adorable!!! I am going to have to get a bunch of them. GREAT JOB on all of them

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  22. Wonderful cards depicting life with toddlers. I love the "jumping" scene. Thank you for sharing.

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  23. Oh. Em. Gee! These images are just so darned ca-uuute!
    And your cards are fabulous!! Your interactive card is
    just so fun - any my favorite!

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  24. An interactive card! love!! Thank you for sharing your crafts

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  25. What a gorgeous job you did with the images from Anita Jeram! I liked the idea you had not to color the baby mouse, that made so much sense to me!

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  26. I may go broke buying these sets. They are so cute and even the older sets are desirable. Your cards are so special. I really love the reading Dad. The scene is top notch.

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  27. Bouncy mice... Yes! What a cute card! ☺️. Thank you for sharing!

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  28. What a fun technique you have. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Nothing could be cuter than a bouncing baby mouse! Such a creative way to use an already fantastic image and take it to a while other level!

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  30. your cards are beautiful - love the layered look

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  31. Darling cards. Wonderful coloring.
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  32. Adorable cards. Your wallpaper turned out great!! Such fun stamp sets.

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  33. The details are amazing.....not sure who would be the most excited about the motion card....dad or son!!??

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  34. So Coooool!! Love your coloring ideas and the 'hop on pop' slider is terrific! Yes, I see what you mean about the stripes and dots....so cool! Your cards are amazing. Love Art is my favorite, but I usually get them all!

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  35. Oh My Gosh! This whole Colorado Craft Company release is so uplifting, and what do we need more than anything right now...but the Love Art set really captures the feeling of fellowship and community we share as artists and papercrafters, so if I have to choose, this one is my fave. (I'll be getting all of them, though) Love your use of patterns and texture!

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  36. Love Art has to be my favourite.... but your use of the frames behind the Dad in armchair stamp works so well together. But it is the beauty of the series that mix and matching works.

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  37. All the cards are amazing, and I love the interactive one!

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  38. Hi! Thanks for the opportunity to win a gift card from Colorado Crafts! My favorite stamp set is the Father’s Day w/ little one bouncing on daddy’s belly because it reminds me of when our son was younger & he & daddy would wrestle nightly!! I heard a lot of laughing from both ! Wonderful memories we all cherish!! Many Blessings, Tina Wetzel

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  39. Your Fathers Day card is way too cute!
    I love all your samples, thanks for sharing your creativity 😍

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  40. I love all of your cards, especially the interactive one. This is a great release from CCC and Anita Jeram! My favorite set is Love Art, but I adore everything. Thank you for sharing!

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  41. Hi, Kelly - Mercy!! You outdid yourself!! I love the card with the little critter hopping up/down on his dad's belly. I love the mom one and the dad reading the newspaper one.

    This is a tough choice. I think the Love Art set is my favorite. I love the quotes around the edge. I also like "Amazing Mom" a lot. I also love the little tiny "The Artist" stamp.

    Lori S in PA

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  42. I have been following this blog hop since I absolutely LOVE Anita Jeram's stamps and have all of them ever since that 1st release! Your post definitely stands out--love what you did on your cards! I actually love your style so much I subscribed to your blog!!!! Thanks for all your inspiration!!!

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  43. I love the bouncing mouse!!! Such a fun idea!! And the little gold wall frames were perfect!!! Such a different background. I loved them both!

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  44. Such fun cards! I adore your interactive card with the darling mice! Cute as can be!

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  45. Every single person has been breathless with all these gorgeous interactive, fun and heartwarming cards! I giggle at the cleaning mom card, and one of my fav is For Dad, (and the kitty in bed). Beautiful fun cards! This release has such heart string memories... just wonderful!

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  46. Your cards are so sweet and adorable! Thanks for the inspiration. :-)

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  47. Trust you to come with some unique ideas to use stamps !The slider card is just awesome and so is the idea to stamp words on the clouds.I loved the coloring on first one and the beautiful room scene complete with wallpaper and frames on third one a lot !

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  48. very lovely cards, I love the fathers day stamps, especially the young mouse bouncing on its dad.

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  49. I love these wonderful stamps and your cards have taken them to the next level!! I love the idea of the making an interactive card with that little mouse jumping on his dad's tummy!! I agree - a very special dad!!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

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  50. I love how you made your hop on pop card a true hopper, lol. I want all the Anita Jeram stamps, the images are just so cute! My favorite of the new sets is Proud of You.

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  51. Adorable cards you created with these adorable new releases!
    I like the idea of no coloring and leaving the little mouse White.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  52. Oh my, loving the new release, especially love the little interactive mouse jumping, irresistible. Stay safe Love Jane x

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  53. So cute! I love the interactive card.

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  54. What an adorable set of cards...I can't pick just one! Loving see you use the "Wall Words", that is still on my wish list, When I see it being used it's got to stay on my wish list. Another fabulous release from CCC and Anita Jeram. I love them ALL!

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  55. All of the sets are amazing. Love Art is my favorite. Your cards are awesome. Especially love that bouncing baby on Dad's belly. Great idea! TFS

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  56. Such wonderful cards from Anita Jeram’s new release. Love how you put the “boiiing” in that Father’s Day card. Thank you for sharing.

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  57. Great set of cards using the wonderful Anita Jeram images.

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  58. Now THESE are absolutely priceless! Boing Boing is right - I've had 4 kids so a whole lot of boing in my life, LOL - great card designs and just super sweet cards! My fave is Love Art but each of yours is a show stopper!

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  59. Your cards are super cute! I love how you put the sentiment in the clouds and made the little mouse an action jumper! My favs in this release are For Mom and Amazing Mom.

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  60. Very clever to get the baby bouncing on dad's tummy! love that idea. Great colors!

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  61. So glad you did the interactive "Bo-ing!" card, because I just kept seeing him on one of the pull tab's! So cute!!!Adorable cards!

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  62. LOVE the interactive card and that wallpaper on your Father's Day card is one of the best I've seen!

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  63. The interactive cardmakes me now want that set!

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  64. The bouncing baby is amazing!!

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  65. My favorite of the new release is dad's cooking because the two kitties remind me of my twin boys. I love the coloring you did on your cards and the interactive toddler jumping on dad. Thank you for sharing.

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  66. Great cards! My favorite of this release is the Love Art set.

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  67. Simply awesome cards, Lovin' the new Colorado Craft release sets!!

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  68. Your cards are fabulous Kelly! The scene building you did on each is wonderful, as is your colouring & shading. They bring such a grin to my face. I think my favourite stamp set from this release is the Love Art though.

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  69. Oh.. my.. goodness! Cuteness galore, Kelly!

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  70. Amazing Mom is my favourite stamp of the set. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  71. I love Proud of You--so sweet and I think can be used for many occasions. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a wonderful prize!

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  72. Your cards are very entertaining!

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  73. Wow, amazing set of cards for some great inspiration. So cute to have the little one jumping on Dad.

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  74. Adorable cards, adorable sets, adorable release, and adorable mice to someone with a nickname of "Mouse". Can't pick just one!

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  75. Wow! Fantastic coloring on all of your cards!

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  76. Love, love love your version of these stamps! Anita Jeram rocks, and so do you!

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  77. Your scenes are adorable. Very fun!

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  78. Wow! I learned so much just from this one post. Thank you for the tips and encouragement! Love Art is my favorite set in this new 💕Anita Jeram💕 release but For Dad and Amazing Mom really touch my heart. You have given me so many ideas! Thank you for your generosity in sharing.

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  79. Wow! I learned so much just from this one post. Thank you for the tips and encouragement! Love Art is my favorite set in this new 💕Anita Jeram💕 release but For Dad and Amazing Mom really touch my heart. You have given me so many ideas! Thank you for your generosity in sharing.

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  80. Wow! I learned so much just from this one post. Thank you for the tips and encouragement! Love Art is my favorite set in this new 💕Anita Jeram💕 release but For Dad and Amazing Mom really touch my heart. You have given me so many ideas! Thank you for your generosity in sharing.

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  81. Adorable cards! Great release...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  82. I really like the little mouse jumping on Dad. Thank you for showing how you did that.

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  83. Love your cards Kelly. Thanks for the explanation on how the little mouse jumps up & down. My favorite set is the Love Art set.

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  84. wow, stunning!
    The Love Art set is my favorite.

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  85. So cute with the jumping little mouse!! This whole collection is great. All your cards are very nice. Thanks for sharing!

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  86. You did a great job with this new, fabulous stamp release!

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  87. Simply wonderful! Loving these stamps!

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  88. Such darling, fun cards! Love the coloring and sentiments.

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  89. WOW ! what beautiful cards and showcase for this fantastic new release. Like for the stamp sets, hard to choose a favourite among your cards. Love all the sweet little scenes you've created and especially the last one. This "for dad" set is probably my favourite and I love how you created this amazing wall paper according the 3C striped logo. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing !

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  90. Very fun cards! I especially like the little jumping mouse. I can relate... Thanks for sharing!

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  91. Cute scenes and great colors. I also like the interactive feature. Love Art is my favorite set.

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  92. I am so happy to have stopped by to check out your creations. I got some great art and learned something new...it never dawned on me that the stamp set makes Colorado Craft's logo!!! Love the Dad card and use of a slider. Thanks Kelly!

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  93. I love what you did with the wall words! My favorite new release is Bravo, but I love them all!

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  94. Absolutely adore this release and your cards just cement that feeling. Amazing.

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  95. Fun and very creative cards! Love them and appreciate your talent and style. TFS!!

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