Thursday, August 13, 2015

Neat & Tangled Birthday Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I hope you're having a great week!


Neat & Tangled is celebrating its third birthday! Woo hoo! I'm so happy for Danielle--she is such a sweet and talented lady. :) I'm honored to be hopping along with Neat & Tangled for a special blog hop to celebrate! :) Each day this week, there has been a short hop, and today's hop includes:

Jocelyn Olson <--That's me!

There is a mini release of two stamps and two dies. They are fab! Here's my first card:

Heart of Gold

Isn't the new Heart of Gold die wicked cool? I love it! My buddy Miriam designed the die and the corresponding Heart of Gold stamps. I die-cut the heart out of white-ish glitter cardstock and layered it over an extra background I made a few weeks ago.

I masked off part of the sentiment and heat embossed it in gold. Doesn't the heart look like a constellation? The die is very versatile.

Heart of Gold


Here's my second card:

Birthday Bear

The new little bear from the Happiest Birthday set is too cute! I Copic-colored and fussy cut him, and popped up the present to look like he's holding it. I layered him over a Studio Calico journaling card.

After staring at the card for a while, I decided it was missing something. Ever do that? I die-cut the stars from the new Seeing Stars die from linen vellum for another layer. I also added some of Lucy Abrams' fab Flamingo Shaker Mix--these are awesome! I may have added too much, but hey, that's how I roll....

Birthday Bear

As part of the hop, there is also a giveaway!



There are two gift certificates to the Neat and Tangled shop: 1) A $100 gift certificate; and 2) A $50 gift certificate. Winners will be chosen from comments the hop all week long. You can find each day's list on the Neat & Tangled blog.

Next on the hop is the incredibly talented Teri! I can't wait to see what she made.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!!

144 comments:

  1. Fab cards. I love how the white heart looks against that gorgeous blue background. Your second card is very sweet.

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  2. Awesome cards!! Wow turning 3 already!!

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  3. I straight up ADORE how soft the card with the bear is, it think it's my favourite card from this whole week :)

    Sally x

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  4. Really great cards!!! Love the white star cluster!!!

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  5. Wow, Jocelyn ... these are stunning ... love the dimension of the shimmery heart against the blue ... and the cascade of stars with the cute bear! So inspiring! Anita :)

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  6. Soo cute. I love that beautiful blue background with the heart. It does look like a constellation.

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  7. Your cards are just lovely and adorable.

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  8. Wow two beautiful cards. I love the water color background with the heart and the stars is perfect on your last card.

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  9. Adorable cards! Very nice watercolor background! Looks so celestial!

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  10. Your heart does look like a constellation! Love it! Love the blue background, love the glitter embossing!

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  11. Beautiful cards, Jocelyn! Love!

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  12. wow both are amazing.. i love what you did with that background on the first..

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  13. Gorgeous cards!! Love the bright blue on your first one and the happy dots on your second card!!!

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  14. Great cards, Love the Bear! thanks for sharing

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  15. Both are SOOO beautiful Jocelyn!!! LOVE the blue on the first - and the stars are so fun on the second!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  16. Both cards are amazing! Your first card has an incredible background and your second card is super sweet!

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  17. First one has striking colors and second one is darn adorable !

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  18. Both cards are so pretty! The heart really does look like a constellation! I loved the stars hanging off the top on the second card! brilliant!

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  19. Two lovely cards! do like the floating stars on your second card.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  20. Great cards, and yes! The heart does look like a constellation in the night sky! Beautiful!

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  21. Two dazzling cards that have me smiling! The heart die: gorgeous. The star die: gorgeous. The little bear: absolutely adorable! A fabulous showcase of some 'must haves'!
    ~carol

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  22. I like the depth you created with the stars, and the way they are floating off the page!

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  23. Great cards! Love the watercolor background on the heart and that bear is just adorable!

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  24. SUPER AWESOME Cards!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Designs!! Just the PERFECT amount of FUN!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  25. Fabulous cards! Love the gorgeous background for your awesome heart card, and the bear card is so fun with great coloring and layers! I love the stars!!

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  26. Beautiful cards. I love the blue background on the first one and that little bear is darling.

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  27. Love the bear with the star cluster!

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  28. Love your cards and this new release!!

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  29. Two beautiful cards!! LOVE the little bear... such perfect colors/coloring!

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  30. Fabulous cards. The heart does look like a constellation with the background. The bear is just the cutest. Love the layering and how the star die was added to the top of the card. So whimsical.

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  31. Fantastic cards! Love the beautiful background with the heart.

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  32. Wonderful how you used the stars as sky

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  33. Oh my gosh Jocelyn, your cards are really sweet. I too LOVE the heart die. It is so beautiful and versatile. Actually this whole release is pretty darn awesome!

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  34. Love both of these cards! That stars die is amazing, I love how they are coming off of the card!

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  35. Your cards are so different. Love the deep blue watercolor with white and the fun stars shoot off the top on the other.

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  36. Jocelyn that last little guy just looks as if he's about to jump for joy... well done, you!
    =] Michele

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  37. Totally cute cards - love the added touch of the vellum stars.

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  38. Your first card is so
    pretty with the die.
    And the second one
    is cute!
    Carla from Utah

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  39. Both cards are so beautifully done, Jocelyn! I love the rich and deep blue for the first card. I adore the layering on the 2nd card so much...oh my little stars! Love them!!

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  40. the stars add a little pop that is great.
    Love how the present is popped off the bear. Gives the design depth.
    thanks for sharing.

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  41. Your bear card is so cute, and I love the background you used on the heart card.

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  42. Two totally different cards, one bright and bold, the other cute and delicate. LOVE both.

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  43. Beautiful cards! Absolutely love both!

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  44. The heart die is especially beautiful! Thanks for sharing your pretty cards.

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  45. I love the stars hanging off the second card.... amazing!

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  46. Such a pretty background for the first card and I love the second card. Great dimension! The stars look like they are floating. Well done.

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  47. Great cards! I really like how you made the stars go off the card's edge.

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  48. Wonderful! The heart does look like a constellation' especially with the gorgeous blue background.

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  49. Love the background on the Heart of Gold card and how you used a part of Seeing Stars for the little bear card. Thsnks for sharing.

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  50. Perfect background for your "constellation" heart. I like the stars on the cute bear card.

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  51. Love the blue background and the bear so cute

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  52. The heart die looks great against the blue background!

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  53. Lovely heart of gold card! I love that splattered background and the embossed sentiment! I'll bit the heart is very sparkly in real life! Thanks so much for sharing these!

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  54. Hi Jocelyn ~ Love, love, love the way you used the new dies in both of your cards. Clever use of the Heart of Gold as a constellation along with the blue (Distress ink?) background. Awesome thinking out of the box. The Happiest Birthday bear is absolutely adorable and I like that you not only added dimension by popping up the pieces but used the Seeing Stars die to add a vibrant element; it totally makes the card come alive! The sequins and Studio Calico journaling card look like a perfect match (and NEVER too many sequins!) and bring all of the elements together. Well done!

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  55. I love both of your cards, but I really like how you used the star die cut.

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  56. WOW - your first card took my breath away - it is stunning!! Love the white against that watercolored blue background!! Then your second card has such a happy, soft, awesomely floaty feeling to it - love it - so wonderful!! Love seeing your work using Neat & Tangled products!!!

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  57. Beautiful cards! The white heart is awesome against the blue background...very pretty

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  58. Your cards are so cool. I need to watch your tute on that night sky because it's so pretty.

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  59. Beautiful Heart of gold card with watercolor background and glittery die cut! Adorable birthday bear card with the 3D stars!

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  60. Oh my gosh, the blue background is amazing!

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  61. Lovely cards!!! I'm excited to get that heart die!!! Great release!!!

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  62. Beautiful! I think the heart of gold die is my favorite!!!

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  63. Beautiful! I think the heart of gold die is my favorite!!!

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  64. Beautiful! I think the heart of gold die is my favorite!!!

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  65. Your cards are wonderful, but I think my favorite would have to be the little bear with all those stars. Your design is super! Thanks for sharing.

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  66. Great cards. I especially love the one with the bear. I think he is adorable.

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  67. Love your cards, especially the first one! The pink twine is the perfect embellishment & that background is gorgeous! I do "need" that new heart die!

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  68. I love the bold blue for the background on your first card!

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  69. Fantastic cards! The backgrounds on both cards really allow the details to be showcased! Especially the blue!

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  70. Love the blue background. Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  71. Fabulous cards- am loving the heart of gold set and those stars are so adorable and versatile as well

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  72. Your cards are simply wonderful. Don't you just love the heart and star dies. I think your designs are lovely. Love the soft colors on the birthday card and the water color back ground on the heart card. Great designs. TFS

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  73. Happiest Birthday bear is so sweet and kind looking, I smile each and every time. Good job on the sample projects.

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  74. That heart is gorgeous against your terrific background!

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  75. so clever to make the heart into a constellation!

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  76. I don't know what I like more...the heart or the bear. Both make fabulous additions to your cards!

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  77. love the heart die. great job!

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  78. Nice cards! I really like the heart die!

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  79. Fantastic cards. You really used these dies to great effect.

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  80. I love how the fabulous background on your first card makes the heart die shine, and I love the fun elements on the second card. TFS

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  81. I just adore the heart die, and the bear is so cute! Thanks for sharing your marvelous projects!

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  82. Oh the heart die is just wow !! Oh I love how you added the stars on the bear card. Love it !

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  83. This new heart-shaped die is one of my favorite! You've done a beautiful job!

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  84. Great cards! Love that heart die and the stars!

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  85. Love the heart card with that gorgeous blue background.

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  86. Linen vellum? That sounds cool. Yeah, that Heart die looks complicated to die cut but definitely fab!

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  87. I really like the way you used the stars die - both cards are beautiful!

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  88. Super cute designs! LOVE the background of the first card!!!

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  89. Great cards! I really love the "floating" look of the stars!!

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  90. Love the Happiest Birthday stamp set!!

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  91. Love these, Jocelyn! What a gorgeous background for the amazing die cut heart. Love the birthday bear card too — and the stars are too cool!

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  92. Very cute cards! I really like the "stained glass" look heart die!

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  93. Fabulous cards! Love the heart and that background. The bear....oh he's so sweet and love every detail of that card ♥

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  94. Cute cards love the bear card with the stars.

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  95. love these cards! the bear is adorable and your inked background looks fabulous behind the heart die!

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  96. I love the new heart die. It is a must-have item. The bear is super cute, too!!

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  97. I totally adore the blue background ❤️ And a must have stamp too!!!

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  98. I love that Heart of Gold die!!! It really pops off your background! Lovely!

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  99. Gorgeous!!! Love your Heart of Gold card!

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  100. Great cards! Love the blue color background.

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  101. Fabulous cards! Love the new stamps and dies

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  102. SUCH beautiful cards!! Really!

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  103. These are both so fantastic!! Just love the white die-cut heart on that gorgeous blue background. And the little bear is so sweet with the pastel polka-dots. Fabulous!!

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  104. WoW both cards are awesome love that bear with those stars but that heart of gold is beautiful. TFS.

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  105. Gorgeous cards! Especially love the heart of gold one!!!

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  106. Love these cards!
    The background on your heart card
    really does look like the night sky
    and the heart like a constellation :-)

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  107. GORGEOUS Cards! ^__^ <3 Love that star die added to the bear card, it makes the card look even more gorgeous, and that background for the heart of gold die is just wow!

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  108. The blue background is wonderful for the heart, great inspiration!

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  109. BEAUTIFUL and BEARY CUTE cards Jocelyn!!!
    LOVE the SPARKLING facets of your heart and GORGEOUS background!!!
    LOVE your bear and how you have layered the stars with the polka dots, a FUN & FABULOUS design :)
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

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  110. Wonderful cards! Thank you for showing how you can break up the Seeing Stars die for a multitude of looks!

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  111. Awesome cards! I like that on the heard card you didn't glue the heart all the way down. It totally looks like it is floating in the sky.

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  112. Love the background on the first card, making the heart look like a constellation (cute), and I love the star die cuts on the second card....a perfect finishing touch!

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  113. I love that 2nd card....so clever!

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  114. Both are great cards! Love the heart die and the bear stamp!

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  115. I love both your cards---really like the use of the star die on the second card!!!

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  116. Love the background for the "constellation" heart - so mystical and perfect! I also love the stars floating off the card base in your second card - adds just the perfect touch of whimsy!

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  117. Jocelyn, your cards are gorgeous! Love the heart of gold card.

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  118. WOW, the blue background looks amazing with that heart die cut, and the birthday card is simply delightful!!

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  119. Great cards. I really like the stars on the second card.

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  120. I'm glad you kept the bright blue background that you made awhile ago. It is striking on that card, and all your work is beautiful.

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  121. Beautiful cards, Jocelyn! Against the beautiful, blue background, the heart die cut really does look like a constellation! ♡

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  122. I love both cards! I love how the first card is so bright and bold, and how the white heart just ties it all together. I love how the second card is so cute, with soft colors. That bear is just adorable.

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  123. Love that super blue background with the water droplets! How in the world did you get those star diecuts to look like that?!?! They seriously look like they're floating in front of the card!!

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  124. love how you used the stars!

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  125. Both cards are so pretty. The way you placed the stars on your second card is so cool.

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  126. I love the heart constellation idea! Very clever.

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  127. LOVE your cards!!!!!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  128. I really love what you did with these products! Best yet!

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  129. I really love what you did with these products! Best yet!

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