Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Holiday II Essentials by Ellen Release Hop!


Hello, and welcome to the Essentials By Ellen Holiday II Release Hop!  I'm so excited to be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!  If you are following along with the hop, you should have come from the talented May Flaum's blog. 


My first card today features the new Gourd-jus dies.
 

I had so much fun using Orange color bursts to create my background design.  The pumpkin is ONE of the many dies included in the collection and I wanted it to take center stage on my card.  I cut it out using Black glitter paper.   I trimmed the main panel to leave room for my sentiment from Autumn Acorns.

Next up is Christmas Scribbles Stamps and Christmas Scribbles Dies.



I love the look of these line art images, they are perfect for coloring.  I am not a great colorer but these images are easy to color with Zig Clear Color Markers.  I was playing around with many of the stamps and dies in the set but finally decided on using the mittens.  I stamped the images then die cut each one out of water color paper and used my Zig Clean Color markers to color them.  The sentiment and little hearts stamped on each mitten is from Cozy Christmas.

That's it from me and, yay!!! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (maximum value $15) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com.

To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post with a valid email address by October 27th!

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by October 27th, with a valid email address; winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, October 30th!

If you get lost, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Thank you for visiting and happy hoppin’!  Your next stop is the lovely Sharon Harnist!

234 comments:

  1. Love the orange background and the mittens are just adorable.

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  2. Such a nice rainbow of mittens :) Creative regards from stempelfrida
    http://stempelfrida.blogspot.de

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  3. Very creative Thanksgiving card!!

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  4. That mittens card is really cute and I love that they are so colorful. TFS! These Essentials are really fabulous--and need I say, essential? So many wonderful designs! kReN

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  5. So cute and pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Awesome designs. I love the pumpkin on the watercolor background! Nifty! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Super pretty cards! Thanks for sharing on this really inspiring hop! Hugs, Kristina

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  8. Especially love the glove card! Thank you for sharing.

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  9. These really ARE gorgeous Kristie, especially like the mitten card. Super cute.
    (My email addy is: elyod.aseret@gmail.com)

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  10. I am looking forward to getting my hands on that cute pumpkin die. Very pretty cards

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  11. Your watercolor pumpkin card is so pretty! It makes me think of a fall sunset. I love that pumpkin die!

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  12. So many fun ideas! Thank you so much. The pumpkin card is gorgeous!

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  13. Your cards are absolutely beautiful!!

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  15. Cute ideas! I really like your mitten wreath. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. What wonderful cards. I am enjoying the hop. It's so fun to see the ideas and creations for this new release!

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  17. love the cards, they are so colorful! Especially love the color burst of orange, it is incredible!

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  18. Love your oh so creative mitten wreath!

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  19. Love those little mittens Kristie!! And the Orange is gorgeous, just the right amount of flow to it to make a lovely background.

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  20. These are such cute cards. Your mittens card brought back such fun memories of me growing up in New England. I am the youngest of 6 kids and there were always lots and lots of mittens, scarfs and boots drying by the fire. Thanks for sharing your fun ideas!!

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  21. Love your cards today, Kristie! I am crazy for that pumpkin from the Gourd-geous set! LOVE it! Artsy and fun!
    Take Care!
    Michele
    crimsonowl@charter.net

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  22. Love the background in your first card, but the rainbow mittens stole my heart. Awesome cards Kristie! TFS

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  23. Love the pretty colors on both cards.

    lisawhs808 at aol dot com

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  24. your mitten wreath is too cute!

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  25. Colorful cute card
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  26. Kristie, these cards are adorable! I especially love that little pumpkin with the orange color bursts. Just beautiful!

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  27. Your cards are very creative. I love the look of watercolor in the first.

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  28. Love your rainbow of mitts and your color burst background is so cool!

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  29. Who doesn't love pigment powders? Especially combined with that cute pumpkin. Those rainbow colored mittens are the bomb. What a terrific idea and so festive.

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  30. Your use of cloudburst gives a great fall background.

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  31. Your Thanksgiving card is fabulous and your mitten card is adorable!!

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  32. Love the background in the first card.

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  33. Wonderful colorful background!! Maria

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  34. Could a girl from Michigan dare to hope you're saving that MITTEN wreath for her? Oh Kristie, your cards are fantastic!!! LOve Julie's pun-y pumpkin!
    =] Michele

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  35. Both gorgeous cards!! The background on your first card is just stunning!!

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  36. Great cards! Love the background on the first and the wreath of mittens!

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  37. Your fall card is so pretty, love those colors! Also, love the bright mittens on your second card. Such sweet seasonal cards that could be displayed for several weeks. :)

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  38. Love your gourd card. The colors are so lovely! Thanks for the opportunity to win a free stamp set!!

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  39. Very clever mitten wreath!
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  40. hey there... love your fall cards:) thank-you for sharing:)

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  41. Love the mitten card! Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Love the designs and colors. Great use of the products.

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  43. PUMPKINS are BAE!!! And I really love the watercoloured background too! Thanks for sharing!! Your cards are simply gourd-jus

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  44. really clever and really cute!!

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  45. Very cute glove wreath. Love the bright colors. The background of orange is fantastic.

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  46. I need to stop blog hopping. It makes me want too much stuff!

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  47. I Love the rainbow of mittens. So cute. Your designs are marvelous. Love this release....so hard to choose....TFS

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  48. Cute cards. Love the watercoloring. And the mittens are adorable.

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  49. Such sweet cards. I love them!

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  50. Both nice. You did a great job corraling your Color Burst.

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  51. Nice cards. Love the Thanksgiving one.

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  52. Love the background on the pumpkin card and the black pumpkin really stands out.

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  53. great cards...love the rainbow mittens.

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  54. Kristie, I LOVE both of your cards! Color burst is the perfect background for that pumpkin!

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  55. These are both beautiful cards! Love that bright orange background! Karlajyungwirth@gmail.com

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  56. Great cards. I like the background on the orange one and the mittens are cute.

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  57. So cute! Love the mitten wreath!

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  58. Very cute cards. As others said, the mitten wreath is adorable.

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  59. Love both your cards.They are darling. Great use of the mittens.

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  60. Your color brusts turned out so well. Love the pumpkin card.

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  61. awesome cards! I love the rainbow mittens!

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  62. Great Thanksgiving card. It is fun to see what the color burst does. Cute idea with the bright colors of all those mittens.on the Christmas card

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  63. OH so cute, I adore your wreath of mittens card!

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  64. Beautiful cards!! I love your background with the color bursts it really looks great with the glitter pumpkin.

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  65. You just can't go wrong with a rainbow of mittens, lol! Love your cards! :-)

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  66. Your pumpkin in glitter paper is to die for, especially against that gorgeous background! Love the full circle of rainbow mittens too! TFS!

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  67. Fun, fun cards. Love the mittens! Thanks.

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  68. Amazing girl!!! That mitten card, to die for!!!!

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  69. LOL, That card with the mittens made me giggle...so adorable
    apedoak@aol.com

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  70. Wonderful, colorful cards, Kristie, love them both!!

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  71. What a cute little pumpkin with the curly vine! Love the way you did the background.

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  72. Love these colorful holiday cards, beautiful!

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  73. Great cards. Love the pumpkin card.

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  74. Terrific cards! Love the pumpkin card and die!!

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  75. Love the cards, great color and techniques!

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  76. Punkins and watercolor! cant get much better than that!!

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  77. The color bursts are super fun. Great projects!

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  78. the color burst is fabulous!

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  79. This color of color burst is perfect for fall/Halloween backgrounds. Those mittens are adorable!

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  80. Love the background on the first card! So colorful!!

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  81. Love the cards. The color burst card is really beautiful.

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  82. Love your cards! They are adorable and colorful but simple! My email is janet@swofford.com.

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  83. Such adorable cards, love them both! Love the bright happy colors, too.

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  84. These are just beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  85. Hi there, thanks for stopping by, and thanks for the invite! I'm so busy, I hardly get to hop around, so I appreciate the motivation, because then I find awesome creative folks like you! Keep up the cool work and I look forward to seeing your stuff in the future.

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  86. Hi there, thanks for stopping by, and thanks for the invite! I'm so busy, I hardly get to hop around, so I appreciate the motivation, because then I find awesome creative folks like you! Keep up the cool work and I look forward to seeing your stuff in the future.

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  87. Lovely cards and fantastic new release. Lots of great inspiration on this blog hop!

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  88. Gorgeous Gourd-jus car. And Orange colorbust. beautiful!

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  89. Beautiful cards! The rainbow mitten cards is so creative! It really catches the eye! Love the pumpkin die and the fabulous orange background with the first card!

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  90. Great cards! Love the mittens!!!

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  91. Love the watercolor background. Great cards. Thanks.

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  92. My apologies if I have commented twice - ???

    The mitten wheel is so sweet! Your coloring is perfect - "s-mitten" with the colors that you chose! Gorgeous Thanksgiving card! I love the gourd die and I LOVE the incredible background!

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  93. This was fascinating! Loved seeing how you used all the products. Thanks so much. (cbee at inbox dot com)

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  94. Great cards love the one with the mittens.

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  95. Cute, cute, cute mitten card & the orange background on the first one is wonderful. Great cards!!

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  96. Love both of your cards Kristie! The Thanksgiving one is neat with the abstract background and the pumpkin die cutout. The Christmas card with the multi colored mittens is adorable!

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  97. What a perfect colour burst colour to use on your first card. I love the effect it gives on your card creation! The bold black of the pumpkin makes it pop so much. Thanks or being so inspiring. Hugs Jo

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  98. Great cards! Love how colorful they are!

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  99. I love your colorful cozy mitten card. So cute!

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  100. Great use of the color burst on the first card & I just love the mitten wreath!!

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  101. The rainbow mittens card is great!

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  102. Love both the cards! The rainbow mittens are awesome!

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  103. Wow. That pumpkin really pops against the orange color burst background. I love it!!

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  104. I love the mittens card, it's almost like the card is waving at me!!

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  105. What a fun idea using the mittens!

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  106. Wonderful dramatic cards Kristie - love your use of colour and the black sparkly pumpkin :-)
    (mediffey at gmail etc)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  107. Adorable cards and love the water coloring!

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  108. The orange color bursts on your Fall card makes the most gorgeous background!
    kladd9803(at)aol(dot)com

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  109. I just spent a bit of time on your blog and love your cards! Glad you came by my blog yesterday, so that I could find yours! Looking forward to your card creations ;o) Happy crafting, Maike

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  110. your cards are so sweet Kristie! love the happy colors and fun ideas!

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  111. Cosy Christmas is so colourful and fun.

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  112. Your mittens reminded me of Thing 1 and Thing 2's mittens. So fun.

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  113. Yay Kristie! LOVE your projects! Way to make the products shine!

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  114. Both your card are just amazing, Kristie! Love the watercoloring on the first one!

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  115. cute cards love that pumpkin look!

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  116. Adorable cards! I love the pumpkin with the orange background.

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  117. Cute cards! Love the background on the first one ♥

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  118. Love all those mittens! The gourds are lovely!

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  119. Cute cards. Like the pumpkin background. The mitten wreath is so cute.

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  120. You are sooooooo inspiring! Love all your projects!

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  121. Love the idea of mittens in round, had to try it :)))) so creative :)))

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  122. I love the mitten wreath look! So cute!

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  123. Loved them all especially Have a Cozy Christmas.

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  124. I love what you did with the mittens! So fun!

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  125. Cute cards, love the colored mittens!

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  126. Have a cozy Christmas card reminds me of Dr. Suess and the who'ville with them in a circle singing. : ) cute!!!!!

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  127. Gorgeous, cute cards. Love the mittens.....

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  128. Such great cards. Love the rainbow mittens.

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    1. Loved the coloring on the first card. What are orange color bursts? Is that a product? Anyhow, really cool effects.....

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  129. Love your cards, Kristie. I especially like the mitten card. At first, I thought, no way would I be fussy cutting that many mittens - even if they are super cute. However, once I realized that it was a die - hmmmm, maybe!

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  130. I love the mittens on your have a cozy Christmas card I think it is absolutely adorable!

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  131. Oh, my, how much fun are those mittens! I hadn't even noticed them, so I am doubly grateful that you showcased that stamp. And the fall card is beautiful. Thank you.

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  132. Pretty cards - love that orange color burst!!!

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  133. Love the Christmas Scribbles word stamps!

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  134. Such pretty cards. Especially love the first one with the delicate pumpkin die-cut and the fantastic background.

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  135. Wonderful cards, love your coloring!

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  136. The background in your first card is awesome!

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  137. Fantastic cards, Kristi. Love the rainbow mitten wreath.

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  138. Both are terrific cards! Great idea with the rainbow colored mittens!

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  139. Cool cards. I love the background on the first one.

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  140. Ohhhhh...orange colorburst background....yummy!

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  141. Great cards. I particularly like the mitten one!

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  142. Cute cards. I really like the Happy Thanksgiving card!

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  143. Cute cards. I really like the Happy Thanksgiving card!

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  144. Love all the color with the Zigs and color burst! So clever with the mittens.

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  145. Really cute cards. I love all the inspiration!

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  146. The mitten wreath is fun.
    Love the watercoloring with the pumpkin.
    Beautiful cards.
    thanks for sharing
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  147. I love your black sparkly pumpkin and you're so creative with the mitten wreath. Both very cute. Thank you. bluemoonbynite at yahoo dot com

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  148. Am a sucker for anything "rainbow". So the mittens are my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

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  149. Very cute! Love the watercolor background on the first card, and what a great idea with the "wreath" of mittens!

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Your comments are much appreciated. Thank you!

Hugs,
Kristie