Saturday, April 5, 2014

Altenew blog hop!

I hope you're excited - I sure am!  Altenew, a new stamp company already creating a huge buzz, will be opening on April 7th. Today's blog hop features big names, all kinds of inspiration, and (of course) prizes!


Jennifer Rzasa and Tasnim Ahmed are the owners of this brand new shop, and I'm honored to be a part of their first-ever blog hop.  

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As soon as I started playing around with their painted flowers set, I was in love.  You can use the stamps to add more definition to the florals, or you can keep it simple.  I wanted subtle definition, so I stamped on top of the base layers with the same ink color.

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The set features the same flower clusters throughout, starting with this little booklet I made for my mom.  Her daughters (one in particular) can be wordy, and what better way to shower your mom with love than to tell her in words she can read over and over again.

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I also created a simple card and envelope set for her, with sentiments from "label love" that already have double-sided tape on the back.



She can select the greeting she needs in a snap. I love, love, love the labels!  But one more look at the flowers before you go.

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I hope you like what I've created!  Now, let's talk prizes!

To celebrate the grand opening of their store, Altenew is giving away 5 sets of choice to 3 lucky winners!  The winners will be chosen from comments left at the Altenew blog. Wait - there's more.  I will choose a winner from comments left on this blog, and the prize will be the painted flowers and label love sets that I showed you here today.

You may leave up to three comments on each blog:

1. comment on the blog about what kinds of stamps you'd like to see in the future
2. like Altenew on facebook
3. follow Altenew on Pinterest

You have until April 7th at 8:59am (EST) to leave your comments.  Have fun hopping!

Cristina Laura Jocelyn Jennifer ♥  Iwona Elena (that's me!) ♥ Altenew

ETA: thanks for all of your comments and encouragment!  The winner has been selected *here*

612 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! What a great idea for your mom!

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  2. We chose the same sets for the card, giggle! Super gorgeous!!!

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  3. Ooohhhh these are gorgeous I think I'm in love with this set. Thank you very much for sharing and the chance to win.

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  4. Wow! What a gorgeous set. Love the layered flowers! So beautiful.

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  5. Love this set of projects! What would I like to see more? I love the geometric look right now, but I love stamps of any type, really! Ha! Thanks for the chance to win a great product!

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  6. Beautiful card set! the roses are so goergeous!

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  7. I adore this set, it's got rather a vintage afternoon tea sort of look about it that really appeals to me. And yet, even though it's a vintage look, it works so well with the modern looking labels. Really really lovely!

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  8. Oh, I wish I were your mom!! So absolutely LOVELY! Love this release!!!

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  9. These flowers are beautiful and they made a wonderful gift card set.

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  10. Oh my goodness these are beautiful!! You did a fabulous job Elena!

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  11. very pretty cards. I really like the label love stamp set. It just adds a special touch to your card.

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  12. This is such a GORGEOUS notecard gift set!!! Stunning!!

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  13. Such a gorgeous set. Lovely flower set.

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  14. Beautiful set! Love the stamps in this!

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  15. Lovely card set and great gift idea!Stamp set looks fantastic!!!

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  16. Your flowers are gorgeous!!!! I love, love, love your gift set with the greetings separate for the giver to choose! That is so awesome!!!!!

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  17. Oh goodness! I love love love your project!!! You have showcased the two sets so beautifully! Thank you so much Elena! I see it is not just me who loves pairing these two sets ;)

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  18. Oh my god! This is just FANTASTIC! Just love the way you have showcased the stamp sets. What a fabulous gifting idea :)

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  19. I love the card set you made for your mom!!!

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  20. what a gorgeous set of cards... a gift that any mom would love!

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  21. These are so beautiful!!!! Can't wait to be able to purchase some of these stamps!

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  22. Lovely! What a great idea to give a note card set with diy sentiments to add on!

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  23. A really nice gift idea . The cards are lovely . That stamp set is great , as is the label set . Thank you for sharing .

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  24. I'm going crazy for these stamps already. Such a beautiful set of cards.

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  25. What a great new company, I love the stamp sets! Your choice for the note card set is lovely

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  26. You rocked the flower stamps!! What a lovely idea to make note cards. Stunning!! I am so excited for these to come out!!

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  27. I follow on Facebook!! I did that as soon as they announced the secret!!

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  28. I follow on Pinterest too!!! Can't wait to see what they do in the future!!

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  29. Love your cards! The new stamps are very impressive.

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  30. Gorgeous, stunning, beautiful card collection!! This is a favorite set of mine!!

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  31. The flowers are so pretty. Great gift for mom. Thanks for helping a new company get off the ground.

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    1. You asked about what sets I'd want to see in the future - I think they're doing great with the sets they've come up with so far. I don't want to jinx them with ideas that they might not be comfortable with. I know the future will hold good things.

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  32. I follow Altenew on Facebook

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  33. I follow Altenew on Pinterest

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  34. Oh what a beautiful gift for your mom! Love the card set you created and how ingenious to provide labels that she can use as she needs or wants. Just fabulous!

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  35. Very pretty, soft look. And I love that the recipient can select the greetings in the set - brilliant!

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  36. What a great set of cards... wonderful stamp set to use for them!

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  37. Beautiful set of cards! I'm in love with this stamp set--it looks like loads of fun :) TFS!

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  38. Painted Flowers is such a gorgeous set and Label Love is my favorite from the release. They are both so versatile. Love your notecards--they make a great gift. I also liked Altenew on Facebook and Pinterest!

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  39. Followed on FB and on Pinterest! Following your blog and on Pinterest too! Thanks for sharing this new stamp company and your cards! I love your style!! Have a great day!

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  40. *swoon*!!! Such a gorgeous set, created with such gorgeous sets!!

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  41. Stunning set of cards. Really love the flower stamp!

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  42. Dude, of course I already liked on FB. ;-)

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  43. Love your mom gift set, so pretty! As far as sets I would like to see in the future…I'd love to see Altenew's take on background/pattern building sets.

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  44. I followed Altenew on Facebook.

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  45. I liked Altenew on Facebook!

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  46. I follow Altenew on Pinterest!

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  47. Elena, I'm speechless. So. Dang. Beautiful!!!

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  48. And follow on Pinterest too :)

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  49. Love the painted flowers stamp set and the note card idea.

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  50. I followed Altenew on Pinterest.

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  51. I'm sooo hooked on this LOVELY painted flowers set!

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  52. These floral stamps are so lovely and ur cards are soooo amazing, what a great idea to create a set !!

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  53. I'd like to see MORE florals with multi-step stamping!

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  55. A truly MODERN rose set - like like!

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  56. Love your stamping on this card set! Absolutely gorgeous, Elena!

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  57. Beautiful card set Elena! I LIKE Altenew on FB.
    I LOVE the LABEL LOVE added to this set. So versatile!

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  58. Wow. This is absolutely gorgeous!! Love love love it!

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  59. Oh what a beautiful card set, just love theses stamps! :-)

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  60. Oh my gosh Elena, that card set is absolutely gorgeous! Altenew has come out with a bang! I think that anything they put out will be awesome!

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  61. Already following Altenew on Pinterest!

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  62. This stamp is so beautiful. I love flowers.

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  63. Elegant flowers and the versatility of the stamps in shown in your examples. Thank you.

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  64. Oh my goodness! I think this set just went to the top of my wish list!!! LOVE what you did here! What a fabulous idea to make a customizable card set!

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  65. I already like Altenew on Facebook!

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  66. I also like Altenew on Pinterest!

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  67. Love the flowers and your color choices.

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  68. I LOVE the flowers. The design is so fresh and lovely. Love the colours you chose too. What inks are you using?
    Im excited for Altenew! Great designs we get to enjoy!!

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  69. Just love flowers and this one is unique. What a beautiful card!

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  70. I followed Altenew on Facebook.

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  71. I followed Altenew on Pinterest.

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  72. This is one amazing set you created! The flowers are just gorgeous!

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  73. What a pretty set I love these flowers

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  74. The flowers are so pretty - they look watercoloured!

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  75. Stunning project you created, love it!!!

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  76. I love your set! Great idea...
    greets Nicole

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  77. Love the card set! Super cute! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  78. those flowers are gorgeous!!

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  79. Fabulous...love the color choices.

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  80. Awesome flowers. Following on Pinterest, liked on facebook.

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  81. These are simply, BEAUTIFUL!!! Love, love, love!

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  82. And I already 'like' on Facebook! ;)

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  83. I love the projects you created! They are really lovely. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  84. I love these random flowers. So many things you can do with them.

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  85. What a gorgeous set! You have showcased the new set beautifully! Thanks for sharing :)

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  86. Oh my goodness, this set is stunning and you showcased it perfectly!

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  87. Absolutely stunning set of notecards! That stamp set is amazing! So exciting, another new stamp company!

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  88. Love those flowers! Great creations.

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  89. This is a stunning set of cards. I LOVE that stamp set. Thank you for sharing.

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  90. So pretty! I'm loving these beautiful flowers and you showcased them perfectly!!

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  91. I absolutely love the pretty ensemble you made with this lovely floral set!

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  92. Beautiful projects for your mom. I would like to see a SF Skyline in the future.

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  93. Ohmygosh ... need need need this set .... Gorgeous project xx

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  95. Absolutely lovely set of cards--Perfect gift!! Congrats on the 1st Altenew Bog Hop! FUN FUN FUN!! XOXO-Shari

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  96. Wow great set of cards, I love them!

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  97. Wow, beautiful set for mom and such a lovely stamp set too!

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  98. Lovely card set! Love the new stamp sets! Always love new flower stamps!

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  99. I liked Altenew on Facebook.

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  100. What kind of stamps would I like? That's tough because I like different styles but geometrics or clean & simple stye stamps are what I usually go for. Plus sentiments are always good!

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  101. Wow I love your idea of including the sentiment strips so the recipient can customise their own cards and what a fantastic set of images!

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  102. What a gorgeous gift to give your mom! Love how she can choose her own sentiments for the card fronts!

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  103. You can't have too many flower or sentiment stamps! Love these sets

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  104. Love the little book, box and notelets - what a lovely gift

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  105. GORGEOUS gift set that any mom would love to receive!!!

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  106. I followed Altenew on Pinterest!

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  107. Beautiful! I love the artistic look of those blooms!

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  108. Painted Flowers is so pretty and I love your card. What next? How about more labels and large script stamps. What a fantastic launch this is!

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  109. Happily following on Pinterest!

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  110. I love the notebook and card set! Your mom is a lucky lady!

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  111. I am already a Facebook follower!

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  112. I like the painted flowers set, and what inspired me was how you positioned the flowers. I can make up a beautiful batch of cards, and when the time comes, I can stamp the sentiment. Follower on Pinterest.

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  113. Forgot to add that I would like to see stamps where the plants are not stiff, but have a lovely flow to them. Also special silhouette stamps that would look superior in front of the "sun".

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  114. I am now following on Pinterest!

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  115. What a gorgeous card set! Thar stamp set is gorgeous.

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  117. I am following them on Pinterest. You make such great cards!

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  118. What fantastic flowers... Look so amazing!! Great set! You created!
    Robin

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  119. I am a Facebook follower!
    Robin

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  120. I follow on Pinterest, too,
    Robin

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  121. Wonderful card. Those flowers are beautiful. Great job!

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  122. Very pretty! Yet another reason to have these stamps.
    Great design.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  123. I followed Altenew on Pinterest

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  124. I also liked them on Facebook

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  125. The flowers are elegant! Love the set you made for your Mom!

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  126. Love your card set with the choice of sentiments! The variety in this release is super - love to see more sketched skylines and stick figures!

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  127. Followed Altenew Pinterest boards!

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  128. I have liked
    Altenew on Facebook!
    Carla from Utah

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  129. Great little gift
    here. The labels
    used this way
    will be so fun!
    Carla from Utah

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  130. Oh my, I'm in love with this stamp set, your cards are fabulous! I would love to see more floral sets!

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  131. This stamp is elegance and beauty personified and I just LOVE your work with it :)

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  132. Love this set and what you did with it!

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  133. This is a beautiful notecard set. I'm sure whatever stamps they choose to create will be awesome.

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  134. This particular stamp set is one of my favorites. I like what you created with it.

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  135. I'm following on Pinterst too. Thanks!!

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  136. Very nice cards and I love how you made it to where your mom can select the sentiment she needs on the outside of the cards...great idea.

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  137. What a cool gift for your mom. Great idea to make it a booklet instead of just a card. The flower stamp is lovely and the way you colored it reminds me of the pretty flower prints of the 1940's and 50's. I love to heat emboss sentiments, so I hope to see a lot of big sentiments in the future.

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  138. OMG, I am SO in love with this set and everything you've created!! Those flowers are gorgeous - I definitely need this set!!

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  139. Very beautiful card. I love the idea of adding different labels to card sets so that the recipient can choose which one they need for any of the cards.

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  140. Oh my goodness, as soon as I scrolled down and saw your cards, I thought they were so adorable. This stamp set if one that is on my list to buy as soon as the shop opens on Monday. Thank you for sharing the set you made with us.

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  141. Beautiful set of cards with an awesome stamp set! Thank you for sharing!

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  142. This is my favorite set from the release. Super cool idea to use the label greetings!

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  143. Fabulous set of cards -- wonderful gift and use of the images~

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  144. Love, love, love how you used Painted Flowers--awesome gift set!

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  145. Lovely cards, following on Facebook and pintrest

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  146. I love this style of stamp; it looks great for flowers. Love what you did with it.

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