Monday, March 16, 2015

Altenew March Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Sorry to be so absent....I was on an 11-day work trip. Yikes! Now that I'm home, I'm trying to catch up on posts. Today, I'm participating in a special Altenew blog hop:



Yep, Altenew is releasing dies and new antique trims! Altenew is releasing 12 stamp-matching dies this month, and the antique trims include foiled frames. You can check them out in the shop HERE. To celebrate, we're having a blog hop. If you're hopping along, you should be coming from May's blog. Here's the complete list:

Jocelyn Olson <-- You are here.

I made two projects, both using the Vintage Flowers Dies. First up, a card:

Hello

Truth time: I don't stamp too many floral multi-step stamps, and therefore I don't have go-to ink combinations. So, I played around with pretty much every dye ink I own and stamped several flowers. Okay, maybe 50. ;) Here are the inks I used (all combinations are from the darkest layer to the lightest layer):
  • Yellow: Hero Arts Butter Bar, Stampin Up! YoYo Yellow stamped off once, SU! Barely Banana
  • Pink: Hero Arts Pale Tomato, Hero Arts Pale Tomato stamped off once, SU! Pink Pirouette
  • Darker pink: SU! Strawberry Slush, Hero Arts Pale Tomato, SU! Pink Pirouette

I used the Vintage Flowers Stamps and Vintage Flowers Dies for the flowers and leaves. The dies make these flowers easy to use and are perfect for layering flowers. For the sentiment, I used the new Birthday Greetings set. In the background, I watercolored some stripes with a (ground-down) Silver Gelato.

Here's a close-up:

Hello

See the gold Vineleaf Frame? I trimmed the inner layer of the frame, and now I have a second frame for a future project. :) This frame is a pretty rich-gold color that's so popular right now.  They're great for layering, or you could add a sentiment for a CAS card.

Next, I have an altered hoop:

I Love You In My Life

It's been a while since I've made a hoop, but I wanted to make one for my daughter. I used the same Vintage Flowers stamps and Vintage Flower dies for the flowers and leaves. For the sentiment, I masked off two sentiments from To the Moon.

The ink colors I used here were:
  • Yellow: Hero Arts Butter Bar, Stampin Up! YoYo Yellow stamped off once, SU! Barely Banana
  • Pink: My Favorite Things Razzle Berry Hybrid, Hero Arts Bubblegum stamped off once, SU! Pink Pirouette

I Love You In My Life

I painted the hoop and then followed THIS tutorial for the background. Once I had the base completed, I added the die-cuts and a few embellishments. The flowers are so cheerful!

I Love You In My Life


Prizes: There are two ways to win!

To celebrate this release, Altenew will draw three winners who will each receive a $30 gift certificate to their online store. Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday, March 20th 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Saturday, March 21st.

Altenew is also offering a $30 gift certificate for comments on this blog post. For a chance to win this extra gift certificate, please leave a comment on my post by Friday, March 20th at 11:59pm.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Next up on the hop is the incredible Marika. I'm sure you're in for a treat!


185 comments:

  1. I like your style! the altered work is so bright and yammy I'd say!!!
    P.S. unfortunately cant see the link at the end of your post regarding ways to participate in a BH...

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  2. Jocelyn, both projects are gorgeous, so bright and tender! Thank you for inspiration!

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  3. The hoop design is so clever!

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  4. Oh how BEAUTIFUL are these?!?!?! LOVE those roses - that hoop is just lovely!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
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  5. I LOVE your altered hoop!! Beautiful colors!!

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  6. How cute is the hoop design? I love the beautiful roses that cascade over the front.

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  7. Never thought to use a hoop with paper. Great, beautiful idea.

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  8. Beautiful! The colors are wonderful!

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  9. Stunning projects, love the creative idea of the hoop!!!

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  10. Love your card and the hoop!!! (I never would have thought of using a hoop...but I will now!)...you did an incredible job with the flowers. Great inspiration.

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  11. Beautiful! Love the use of the loop!

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  12. Very beautiful projects Jocelyn!!!! LOVE it all!!

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  13. Love your layers and textures with these new stamps.

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  14. That altered hoop is so pretty and really feels like Spring! I especially appreciate it today since looking out my window I see we got another layer of SNOW! :( Thank you :)

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  15. Love the hoop project. The 3d flowers are gorgeous!

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  16. Jocelyn, I just love your beautiful floral hoop! Must try to make something like this. Thank you for the inspiration. :)

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  17. Beautiful cards, the second one is so unique!

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  18. the shading on the flowers is great. I love the gold leaves at the top of the first.
    I have some hoops that I'm going to have to dig out and use for some projects
    thanks for the idea and for sharing these wonderful projects.

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  19. I think you did a great job with the flowers and found a wonderful color combination.

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  20. These are so wonderful. I love what you were able to do with limited ink. I often don't even attempt to use certain stamps but if I could get them to look as beautiful as yours I might attempt it. I project I will be stamping 60! :)

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  21. I have so many ideas using embroidery hoops and yours is so beautiful!!! Fab job!

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  22. Beautiful card. Great use of the dies. Card very positive.
    Regards,
    Bozena

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  23. So innovative... Great inspiration

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  24. Well I hope the other 47 flowers will get used on there projects because you did a fabulous job inking them. Love the new dies... and thx for the chance to win, my Altenew addiction needs help.

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  25. What beautiful floral creations, and I really like the interesting bits and pieces you add for the perfect finishing touches!

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  26. I have the vintage roses set that I really love but I agree it taes some searching to find the correct ink colors to use. I love yor yellow rose specially :)

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  27. You always make such fresh and lovely projects. Gorgeous layering and incredibly beautiful outcomes.

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  28. Love the decorated sewing hoop Jocelyn! So spring-like and pretty!

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  29. Pretty! Love the colors you use here!

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  30. Your card is amazing and your hoop ... I love it! Thanks for sharing :)

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  31. The Vintage Flowers are amazing and love your use of them!!!

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  32. I love both your projects Jocelyn! I've always wanted to do something with embroidery hoops and you have definitely inspired me 😄

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  33. Really pretty card!! And your hoop is GORGEOUS!!!

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  34. Beautiful card and the altered hoop is a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

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  35. Oh so gorgeous!!! Love the vintage look, of your card... but the hoop? Modern, clean, and spectacular!
    =] Michele

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  36. Welcome home and how I love these cards. Your collage style on the first one has my heart - a look I have not been able to master. Beautiful details! Thanks.

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  37. Awesome projects as always! Thanks for sharing your ink colors, too.

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  38. wow your card is so delicate and your altered hoop is so awesome, both are so beautiful!

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  39. Your multi-step stamping turned out beautiful, Jocelyn!

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  40. Oh so pretty....I'm so ready for spring!!!!! Thanks for bringing a little my way with your art!
    Jan

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  41. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  42. Very pretty card and project! Great stamping!

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  43. Both the projects are gorgeous!!! Love the soft pretty colors!!!

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  44. What an elegant card and the hoop is darling. Thanks for the link to the tutorial.

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  45. Absolutely beautiful! Love the altered hoop too! Congrats on this amazing DT gig :)

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  46. Your projects are all stunning!

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  47. Wow! Gorgeous card and love the hoop! Great way to display the flowers!!

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  48. Your card and project are awesome! Love the color combination!

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  49. Wow! Gorgeous projects! The colors are bright & yet feminine!

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  50. What a clever way to use an embroidery hoop!

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  51. Love your hoop project that you made for your daughter! Bet she loves it too!

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  52. Can I be your apprentice? You are so talented! Love your creations!

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  53. These are so gorgeous! I finally gave in and bought the MISTI, so I can now successfully stamp multi step images like these.

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  54. Love your cards! Roses are so lovely !

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  55. Jocelyn, both the card and hoop are really lovely. You did a beautiful job. I hope you are resting up and glad to be home, no doubt.

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  56. Welcome home! And thanks for sharing your work with all of us here on the blog....

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  57. Both projects are lovely! What are you going to do with all those extra roses that you stamped?!

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  58. Such a fun idea to use the hoop. Love the flowers :)

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  59. These are fabulous, beautiful colours.

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  60. Beautiful cards-love the colors!

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  61. Two very special and beautiful creations!

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  62. Love the embroidery hoop! Fantastic idea. Looking forward to your next project. Thanks for the inspiration.

    IAMJANNY

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  63. Your projects are all beautiful! I love how you used the gold frame!

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  64. Love your stamped flowers. Thanks for the list of inks you used. Unfortunately, I don't have any of those colors in my stash. Guess I will get to but more ink along with some Altenew dies.

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  65. just love these stamps. lust purchased scribbled flowers and would like to get the one you purchases - wonderful

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  66. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card, Jocelyn.

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  67. Great card and project. Really super hoop idea.

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  68. Love the embroidery hoop card.

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  69. Your card turned out wonderful! I like the color combination.

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  70. Stunning - love the way you have combined the elements! Perfect stamping and prettiness :)

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  71. So, so pretty! Beautiful colours.

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  72. I love your card and hoop, Jocelyn. Thanks for sharing the ink colors - I believe that I have most of these, and can therefore recreate this look. I am so excited about these dies!

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  73. Your card and hoop are so beautiful! I love these stamps! I just found out about Altenew stamps and dies and I don't have any yet - would be so excited to win! Thank you for the chance!

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  74. Love your cards and the chance to win.

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  75. Love the idea of using hoop as frame. The color combination is gorgeous too. Thank you for sharing

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  76. So pretty. Love the round frame idea. Hugz

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  77. beautiful creations!!! wow!! =)

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  78. Ooooh I love the altered hoop!! It's my favorite!! Definitely need to try to make one. Hugs, Rosie

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  79. Both projects are wonderful. I'm really wanting to try an altered hoop, now!

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  80. paperpicnic (Jayne)March 16, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Both projects are so lovely, Jocelyn! I've been wanting to make a decorative hoop for such a long time, you've inspired me to try this soon! Beautiful spring projects!

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  81. Nice to see 2 projects with the flower done do different. Love the new stamps and dies. TFS.

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  82. These florals are just gorgeous! Beautiful cards!ni love that there will be dies for the stamps!

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  83. Lovely projects Jocelyn. The colors are so pretty and fresh. Love the idea of using a hoop!

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  84. The card and hoop is so fun and vibrant. Love how you mix and match all the embellishments :D

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  85. Wow. These flowers are gorgeous in the colours you used! The card is beautiful -- and that gold frame looks pretty amazing. And then there's the hoop! It is so pretty. And both in your awesome style.

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  86. 50 flowers? You cracked me up as that sounds like something I would do. I keep telling myself it doesn't have to be perfect ~ after all, it's handmade. Isn't always that easy though. Jocelyn, your flowers made for a beautiful card, and your hoop is priceless. Be sure to share a picture of your wall when you have all five hoops displayed. Thanks for the chance to win an Altenew GC!

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  87. Beautiful cards! roses are very nice)
    and really want to win) thanks for the chance

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  88. Beautiful!!! LOVE these rose stamps!!!

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  89. Jocelyn, these are GORGEOUS! Love!

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  90. These are beautiful. I love the roses and the colors you chose for them!

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  91. Two beautiful creations! LOVE Altenew flowers!!! ♥

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  92. Your projects using those gorgeous Vintage Roses are TO DIE FOR. I really struggle with multi-step color combinations, so thank you SO much for including the ink colors you used to create your beautiful flowers!

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  93. Your roses are so beautiful--such great colors! Thanks for listing your color combos. Love the hoop--just gorgeous!

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  94. Really cute I love how you made the needle point rim around your card.

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  95. I love these projects. The color choices are gorgeous!

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  96. Love the painted hoop card! What a creative way to send a card!

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  97. I love your projects!!! The darker pink color combo is a winner in my book!

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  98. color choices on the flowers are great

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  99. The hoop really sets it off. The multi-color roses are beautiful. For not doing it often, you did a great job.

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  100. Your color combos on the flowers are so pretty!

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  101. What can I say - I love your work and I love the Altenew stamps!

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  102. Beautiful projects! I really love the Vintage Roses set & it's at the top of my list. The hoop is really wonderful. Just dicovered Altenew & I am hooked for good!

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  103. Beautiful projects! I really love the Vintage Roses set & it's at the top of my list. The hoop is really wonderful. Just dicovered Altenew & I am hooked for good!

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  104. Wow- such a beautiful card with the rose and the patterned paper - it's cute and dainty! lovely color combos! C

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  105. I love your style! Great idea to trim the Antique Frame:) Your hoop project is so cute:)

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  106. you did an awesome job with the coloring of the vintage roses with all the different ink - great job!

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  107. Cute hoop design and love those roses! Thanks for sharing some color combos for the multi step stamped roses. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  108. Different style and gorgeous cards Jocelyn! :)
    Hugs,
    Suchi xx

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  109. Loving the off the page project with all the flowers...such fun.

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  110. Love the shades you used for the roses! Beautiful cards!

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  111. I've never seen a hoop used like this - beautiful!

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  112. Wow these are Stunning! Love your Ideas they work Fabulously. Have a Great Week.

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  113. The hoop card was gorgeous! Well, both cards were beautiful! (And WOW on still having YoYo Yellow)

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  114. LOVE!
    your card is gorgeous and the hoop...I ADORE the hoop!

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  115. Both projects are lovely, but that altered hoop is really special!

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  116. wow... both cards are just stunning!

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  117. Your cards are beautiful! You'd never know that you had to experiment with the colors-perfect combos!

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  118. A gorgeous duo of cards...pretty and lovely! The hoop...oh myyyyyyyy!!
    ~c

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  119. Okay, now I HAVE to order the Vintage Roses stamp set. You did a beautiful job. So bright and sunny!

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  120. Fabulous projects, just love the design and all the elements on your card and the hoop is too gorgeous, now I have to make one for my little one too. Thank you for the inspiration. :-)

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  121. love your florals and use of cas embroidery framed card!

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  122. oh, I love your soft and colorful flowers!

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  123. I LOVE those flowers! Gorgeous in your choice of colors!

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  124. You do such a great job with the flowers...gorgeous card and hoop project!

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  125. These are so pretty! I just love the soft stripes on the card and the doily and gilded element, and your hoop is so sweet, I'm sure Leni loves it!

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  126. Love your projects as always Jocelyn. And these are my favorite flowers too :)

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  127. Love your projects, colours are lovely.

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  128. so soft, elegant and pretty cards.

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  129. I really like the layout of your card & keeps it interesting!

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  130. I just love hoop art and this yellow is stunning!

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  131. Very gentle and beautiful . Vintage roses charm! thank you for the gifts)

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  132. Very pretty and cheery colors. I like the doily peeking out on the card.

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  133. Lovely projects! I always find it funny when someone makes a project with an embroidery hoop, I gave all of mine away and now of course you see people using them in projects again--just my luck--

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  134. Great vintage look! Love the colors.

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  135. Love the soft colors and the pop of black on your first card.

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  136. I love both projects! You can't go wrong with those beautiful stamps. TFS

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  137. WOWOWOOWWOOW!! These are BOTH BEAUTIFUL!! =) I LOVE the Colors that you used!! THANKS for sharing them with us!! Looking forward to seeing more!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  138. Gorgeous creations! I love these new products!!!! Altenew and all of you DT girls are so fabulous!!!

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  139. Beautiful projects! Love that gorgeous hoop! Such lovely flowers and beautiful colors!

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  140. I love that hoop! So cheery and bright!
    Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  141. Those vintage flower stamps are divine and you've used them beautifully. And I love the hoop, perfect for Springtime!!

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  142. Love the gorgeous flowers and touch of gold on the card and the altered hoop is so cool and on trend right now!

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  143. So beautiful, stylish and cut card! Flowers are magnificent!

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  144. BEAUTIFUL CARDS... VERY INSPIRING.. THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN THE ALTENEW GIFT CARD.

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  145. Love these flowers so bright.That gold just gives it that pop!!

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  146. Just beautiful!!! I love these vintage flowers. I esp love your altered hoop!!!
    <3 J

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  147. These are beautiful. I have to say it's comforting to know that you don't need a wide variety of colors. just use what you have!

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  148. This is beautiful, what a lovely idea. Something I have to try.

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  149. Beautiful flowers and I love the hoop.

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  150. Those roses are gorgeous. I love your cards.

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  151. Wow! Lovely projects! I love the touch of yellow, it is perfect for spring!

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  152. I love your freestyle look - so happy! The hoop is to die for - love that you painted it yellow!

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  153. Stunning projects! Love the touch of bright yellow color! Lovely and cheerful!

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  154. Wonderful idea with the embroidery hoop, I am going to borrow it.

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  155. Wow !! your altered loop is just gorgeous and so is your card !! I definitely need the vintage flowers set now :)TFS

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  156. Gorgeous projects! The rose is my favorite.

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  157. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win the Altenew Gift Cards.

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  158. I love your card & what a great project the hoop is. Love Altenew!

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  159. Gorgeous cards! I love the hoop idea. Makes me think of the occasional round card I've made for something different.

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  160. Gorgeous cards! I love the idea of a round card for something different!

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  161. Beautiful cards. So glad you came out with dies to match the sets.

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  162. Such pretty projects!! I really love the card, the layout is so great! Thanks for sharing your work ;)

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  163. The card is lovely! I really like the tucked-in doily! These are fantastic stamps and dies! And I really like your gold touches...beautiful!

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  164. Very creative projects. The hoop with the flowers looks really good.

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  165. The altered hoop is fantastic. i love that idea.

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  166. An altered hoop? That is very original, it's the first time I've seen one. You managed to make it very pretty.

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