Monday, June 5, 2017

The Naturally Inspired Stamp of Approval Blog Hop Day 2 & Giveaway


Hi everyone!
Welcome to day 2 of the Naturally Inspired Collection blog hop!  You should have arrived here from Deepti's blog.   The complete list is below if you get lost along the way.

The collection goes up for sale on Wednesday, June 7th at 10am.  StampNation members that are on the wait list will be notified first (a perk of being a member!) and then the rest of the wait list will be notified.

 **The box is only available while supplies last.**   
Make sure that you are on the Wait List to be notified when it is available.

The box contains products that can be used together to create many different cards.  They can also be used along with products you already have in your supplies!  Awesome!!  I have had a blast creating cards using this collection.

One thing that keeps me "Naturally Inspired" is nature.  I am always amazed at the amazing ways God blesses us with His creativity, using sunrises, sunsets and all the amazing colors during the different seasons! 
If you follow my blog and know me well, you know I love rainbows, there is just something about all the bright colors together side by side.  I just love that.

Now onto my cards...My first card features the Wild Garden & Birds of a Feather Stamp set.

 
I absolutely LOVE using the images in the Wild Garden stamp set as silhouettes.  Especially, stamped over a sponged sunset background.  I only used three of the 9 images in the set.  I can see myself reaching for this set over and over again.  I thought the sentiment from the Birds of a Feather stamp set went well with my little scene.

My second card features the Medallion Mix-up & Simply the Best stamp sets.


The Medallion Mix-up stamp set is a big one, with SO many options for creating amazing medallions in many different colors.  I fell in love with the biggest one.  I love that it can be the focal point of your card, yes, it's that big.  I stamped the best right over top of the stamped medallions and created a fun border using the diamond stamp in the Simply the Best stamp set.


It's now time to start hopping along, but before you go make sure to leave a comment on each stop along the hop letting us know what inspires you?
 One winner will be chosen at random from EACH day's comments and announced on June 9th on Catherine's blog.  The winners will win their box and if you have already purchased it, you will be issued a Gift Certificate worth $100 towards a future purchase.


Thank you for visiting and happy hopping!  :)

247 comments:

  1. Love your color combinations. This box is so creative...can't wait to play with the medallions!

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  2. Hi Kristie, I'm with you, on the infinite variety of colours and shades in the sky, depending on the time of year and the time of day, and the state of the weather! Always something beautiful going on, if you look up...
    I really love the silhouette effect of those wild-flowers stamped in black. Your medallion card is so bold and graphic! I can see how playing with the different combinations of circles would be addictive. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Gorgeous cards! Love the silhouettes on the sunset background!

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  4. Kristie as always I just love your style. The sunset silhouette card is fabulous and I can also see myself making quite a few cards using the wild garden set as a silhouette and changing the sunset colours slightly.

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  5. Silhouettes are such a striking way to showcase a mood or idea...your card has it all!

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  6. I've been waiting to see your silhouette card. It's beautiful!

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  7. I love the flowers in black with the colorful backdrop! Your medallion card is wonderful. I cannot wait to get my SOA collection.

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  8. I love how the black ink pops with your color choices on these cards Kristie!

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  9. OMG stunning color love the flowers on the background thanks

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  10. Beautiful cards. I love the black flowers against the sunset background.

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  11. I've always thought God is a great artist. Your first card reflects that. It's beautiful. What inspires me? Florals....the colors, the shapes and the scents. Yesterday, I stopped to smell the roses at the grocery store parking lot. Mmmmmm. Lovely.

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  12. Using the Wild Garden set as silhouette was such a great idea!!! Can't wait to try! Thanks for sharing!!
    -Irene Garcia
    mrsirenegarcia@yahoo.com

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  13. Two GORGEOUS cards Kristie!! God is quite the Master Artist isn't He?! Loved your 1st card and thought how beautiful this would be for bible journaling too! Loved everything about your Mixed Up Medallion card too! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!! :0)

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  14. Thanks for sharing what inspires you. Both of your cards are marvelously created - you obviously have a great sense of color and layout design. Thank you! :)

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  15. Stunning cards Kristi!
    Love the depth of color in the sunset inspired one.

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  16. Today I'm inspired by all of the participants in this blog hop. Each visit, just further evidence that the SOA collection is full of inspiration! Thank you for sharing with us today!

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  17. You've translated your love for sunrises and sunsets into beautiful cards! Nature is awe-inspiring, isn't it? My inspiration also comes from nature...flowers, animals and, especially, butterflies! Thank you for creating and sharing beauty with us today!
    ~carol

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  18. Wow! Awesome cards!!! I'm in love for the stunning colors!!!
    I’m inspired by nature around me and by my beloved partner!!! He always supports me!!! He’s the best!!!

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  19. So beautiful! I especially love the silhouettes over the sponged background - gorgeous!

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  20. Love your cards. The color choices and designs of your cards are fabulous.

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  21. Gorgeous silhouette card! Love the "sunset" in the background. In nature, I enjoy seeing the colors of the sky at sunrise and sunset. Thanks for sharing

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  22. Beautiful cards... I love your blended background. And those medallions are captivating!

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  23. Wow! Your silhouette card is fantastic! Such a simple design but so BEAUTIFUL!

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  24. Very creative use of the collection. The flower silhouettes are the perfect addition to the card.

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  25. The colors are so, so, so pretty. I love how you blended so perfectly. I'm working on that...

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  26. Beautiful! Love your cards so simple and elegant!

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  27. Love your cards Kristie! Especially that first one - love how the black pops on your sponged background - so pretty!

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  28. Hi Kristie! I love the inspiration you chose,and your cards are stunning as usual!

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  29. Beautiful cards, I love the sunset inspired card.

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  30. I'm always inspired by color in nature, but also by my sons, who are learning to try new things. It means the world to me. I love your cards!

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  31. This collection with Catherin's inks is a perfect pairing!!! Love the cards!

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  32. Great cards! Your medallion card is striking!

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  33. All these wonderful card creations inspires me, great hop great new collection.

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  34. I too love the silhouettes of the flowers and putting it on a beautiful sponged background makes a spectacular card!

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  35. Great cards. I really love the sponged background on the inspire card. It looks just like a sunset.

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  36. Your blending of colors on the first card it so beautiful...always love silhouettes on a blended background. Your chosen colors along with the black and white graphic pattern and accents really shows off the beauty of the medallion.

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  37. Love the designs and colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Beautiful cards! I love the silhouette stamps against your beautiful ink blending!

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  39. WOW! Great cards and great colors! Thanks!

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  40. Great color selections and you're cards are fabulous.

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  41. The reveals I have seen so far are awesome, a lot if ideas in mind

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  42. I love the simplicity of your style. I am also inspired by color.

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  43. Loved your "inspire" card, the transition of colors is perfect, your medallion card is bright and cheery.

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  44. Absolutely love the colors used in the card and the simple yet stunning design! Great job!

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  45. Love your sponged background to get the sunset look....I would love to see/learn how you did that. I'm inspired by nature and all the beautiful colors in it.

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  46. The Medallion isn't something I would dare to use...until now! Love it!

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  47. Such a beautiful card. Easy to case. God does create beautiful images.

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  48. Love your cards! Such inspiration in nature, especially a rainbow.

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  49. This SOA is going to be so much fun to play with. I just love the Medallion.

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  50. Great cards, but how could you miss with nature's inspiration.

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  51. I love your colorful designs! So pretty! I'm always inspired by other card makers as well as by things in nature...flowers, birds.

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  52. Like minds. Nature inspires all!

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  53. So beautiful! These cards are truly an inspiration. So clean, simple, and georgous! Thank you!

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  54. Love how you did the background on the first card.😋. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Your selected colors as the sunset background for the floral silohuettes are perfection. You really captured your inspiration on this design.

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  56. GORGEOUS CARDS! Your sponged sunset is AWESOME! Flawlessly blending with beautiful colors. Love the aqua/orange combo on the second card! The medallions are fabulous!

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  57. Your cards are so pretty; I am loving the silhouette stamps.

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  58. Oh that ink blending is beautiful! My first card will be similar, as I've been wanting to do a silhouette of the dandelion over a blended background. Just gorgeous :)

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  59. Beautiful cards Kristie. I'm loving this collection!!

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  60. This is the best box ever!!! I like be all the possibilities and I haven't even seen the entire collection yet!! This is very exciting just thinking of all the possibilities this box has to offer.

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  61. Beautiful cards Kristie, the colors pop right off the page!

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  62. Stunning cards! Love the colors that you chose!

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  63. Love the black flowers~! Much easier to get that effect with stamps than it is with a camera!

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  64. Love your cards, Kristie! Can't wait for this box to arrive on my doorstep!

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  65. Love your cards, the ombre effect with the black silhouette is stunning

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  66. I love the silhouette card- the colors are so vibrant. And the medallion card is amazing.

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  67. Kristie, love your cards...and you! ;)

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  68. Ahh!!! That medallion is stunning!!! Ohhh I just cant wait for this box!

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  69. Love the contrast of black and white with those bright colors. Very impactful. The medallions really make a statement.

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  70. The Wild Garden stamps are absolutely incredible. This card is beautiful.

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  71. Stunning cards, Kristie! I love the silhouettes on the Inspire card! Gorgeous!

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  72. Beautiful cards, love your rainbow color cards, and CP inks are so awesome for that! I am inspired by a walk in the woods or a garden as well as photos like these in your post!

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  73. Gorgeous cards, love the backgrounds

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  74. great cards. Love the black and white border on the second one and the soft blended background on the first.

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  75. I love everyones cards, all so beautiful!

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  76. OMG! I totally love the Medallion - Mix -Up set! A definite must have! Great cards (guess which one is my favorite! Thanks for sharing your creativity. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  77. Love your sunset card, so pretty. Your medallion card is lovely too, great colors.

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  78. You really used the pictures to
    make a gorgeous background for
    the flower. Stamping them
    in the black really makes the
    colors glow. Love how you
    caught the dark on the side of
    the rainbow. I need to start
    looking at nature more often to
    get ideas for my designs.
    thanks for sharing.

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  79. Beautiful cards, Kristie! I especially love the silhouettes over the sunrise colors!

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  80. i love rainbows too - great cards

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  81. Lovely cards. Love the medallion set

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  82. Kristie, I love your cards, the colors are beautiful!

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  83. Beautiful! Just beautiful! I am inspired by the way I feel when a card turns out better than I had imagined.

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  84. I loved your cards. Black and white on bright colors just make these cards pop!! Thank you for sharing!

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  85. Yes Kristie, rainbows are beautiful and so are your cards!

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  86. These are beauteous! I have simply run out of amazing adjectives to describe all of the beautiful cards the design team has created with this set. And, there is still one more day to go! Better get my thesaurus, and make sure I am on the wait list.

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  87. I like the black and white border you made. Your cards are great,as usual.

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  88. Kristie, your sponging is fabulous and I love love love that geometric black and white down the side of your second card.

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  89. Love these! So pretty, but so simple.

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  90. As always, I'm having a hard time trying to sit on my hands not to spend more money on stamps when I already have so many as yet unused supplies. I am so loving the medallion set AND the card you've created using this set.

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  91. Gorgeous cards. I love seeing so many different styles with one SOA collection. It's amazing. I can't wait for the release & the opportunity to spend some time stamping with this new collection.

    Teresa Rawnick

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  92. Beautiful cards! I love the inspire. That is one of my favorite words. Thank you for inspiring me!

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  93. Beautiful cards. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  94. I love your cards. I am inspired by beauty - flowers, birds, sunsets, the beach - all of them have their own beauty and special color combinations.

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  95. I love sunsets and silhouette stamps as well! Beautiful cards!

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  96. I love card cards. They capture your inspiration perfectly. I always try to take pictures of the gorgeous sky's we have but sometimes it is hard to capture the beauty your eyes see.

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  97. Love these bright cheerful cards;)

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  98. Beautiful cards, love the medallion stamp set.

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  99. My two beautiful daughter inspire every part of my life. Even though they are still young, I learn and grow right along side of them. Great designs, awesome collection.

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  100. I love the colors,the first picture looks like it was taken n one of my morning walks. These blog hops inspire me not just to create cards but now to explore more places.

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  101. Two great cards. I love the black flowers against the sunset - and the sunset background looks so much like the inspiration photos.

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  102. I am inspired by God's creation and also by your cards. Love the colors along with the pops of black.

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  103. The contrast of colors on the rainbow card is gorgeous...hothead black really pops! Love it!

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  104. Nature is what inspires me as well. You have made a wonderful card!

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  105. Incredible cards, Kristie! I love always seeing what you come up with, it's definitely inspiring!!

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  106. Love the elegance of your style, truly beautiful!!

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  107. Wow, fantastic cards, love nature inspired cards!

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  108. Oh, wow! Your sunset inspired card is beautiful!

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  109. oh my Kristie!! Your cards are gorgeous!! And those photos you show that inspired these cards...they're amazing too!! TFS!! ☺

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  110. Those flower silhouettes REALLY stand out. How creative and lovely!

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  111. Wonderfully creative cards Kristie. You have a way with colour my friend. smiles

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  112. You make the BEST cards, Kristie! Love that sponged one with the flowers, so beautiful!

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  113. Love the color combo on the medallions, blue and orange.

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  114. Love your beautiful cards!

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  115. Using a silhouette stamp on ink blending is one of my favorite techniques. Love this card.

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  116. Kristie, Beautiful cards. Love your combination of colors. Just like the rainbow.
    You are a gifted card maker. Keep it up.

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  117. Love your cards and ideas! Your cards as well as other beautiful cards I've seen inspire me. The lovely backgrounds and colors are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

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  118. Both of your cards are beautiful but so different. The ink blending on your first card is just gorgeous. And I love the vibrant medallions too!

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  119. Gorgeous cards, I absolutely love the border that you made on the second one, what a great inspiration!

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  120. Your sunset card is stunning! The colors and the perfect images. Can't wait to be able to start stamping with this box of goodness.

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  121. Wonderful ink blending on your first card! I'm inspired by the colors of flowers!

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  122. Gorgeous sunset card! This blog hop has been giving me inspiration and can't wait for the release.

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  123. I'm definitely a sunset person, but I also like moon pictures. I really like the first card - very appealing to me. Needs a nice saguaro on the side, though. LOL Thanks for sharing. dezertsuz at gmail

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  124. Amazing sunset! Your blending is fabulous!

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  125. Ohh love your first card a lot !!

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  126. Love sunsets, nature, and medallions. Can't wait to get this SOA box and start creating!! Love your cards Kristie.

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  127. Wow, intense colors. Love that with the silhouettes.

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  128. I love all of your colors--so beautiful.

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  129. Love your use of colour. I also love that you reminded me about silhouette stamps, so elegant.
    Thanks

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  130. Your cards are beautiful, I can't wait to create with this collection

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  131. Lovely cards Kristie! Thankyou for sharing with us! So much inspiration for this collection!

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  132. Such bright, beautiful cards! Love the medallion stamps

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  133. Love the medallion card. Beautiful and graphic.

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  134. I love the silhouette against your sunset background. So very striking. I need to CASE that card. I also love your inspiration photos.

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  135. I love your cards. The color blending on the first card is awesome. I love the little peek of designer paper on the Medallion Mix-up card. It just makes the colors pop.

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  136. You have some very creative talent! The cards are beautiful.

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  137. Wow your sunset silhouette card is gorgeous. I always love anything with the colors of sunset or sunrises in them. I know the Medallion mix-up stamp set is going to be a favorite set.

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  138. Birds of a feather is so adorable. Love, love, love the different sized birds with the feathers. They complement each other.

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  139. I am always amazed by the simplistic elegance of your cards. You are one of my heroes. Thanks.

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  140. Love the wild garden set, especially as silhouettes like you did. Stunning against the background. I am inspired by the color combinations in nature as well. The detail God gave the birds and animals in their patterns and colors is amazing!

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  141. Love your cards. Great colours.

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  142. Mmmm... I especially love the colors of your first card and the flowers peeking out of the box! I'm inspired by sunrises at the beach!

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  143. I love the cards that you designed. I can't wait to use some of your ideas.

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  144. I'm loving the trend right now for silhouettes. Beautiful cards!

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  145. Love the silhouette on your first card....but bam, you made the second on pop with the black and the bright images. Love them.

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  146. I always love your cards and designs. The simple way you put things together, but the complexity of how it's done. Your blending is amazing on that first card. I think I need to watch just how you do it! I can't wait to try these new products. It will be a happy birthday to ME kind of gift. I'm inspired by so much around me, both inside and outside.

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  147. Kristie, beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  148. I am inspired by nature, so the flower stamp set calls to me. However, your medallion card is stunning.

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  149. Kristie, I love everything you do...always rush to see what you've done and I always get inspiration from you! Thank you

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  150. Wonderful colorful cards. I too am inspired by the colors and patterns in God's creation.

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  151. beautiful cards and love the sunsets!!!

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  152. I love the colors with the black contrast! I would never have thought of that. So happy to find your blog.

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  153. Gorgeous background, love the way you combined the colors on your cards

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  154. The silohettes against the sunset is spectacular! I never think of using my solid image stamps as a silohette. I love it!

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  155. Love the striking colors in your background! Sunset & sunrise scenes are so beautiful & you have a knack for making them true to life!

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  156. Love the striking colors in your background! Sunset & sunrise scenes are so beautiful & you have a knack for making them true to life!

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  157. Beautiful cards! Love the medallion set.

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  158. Ah I love both of your cards! your ink blending is so perfect and seamless!

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  159. Beautiful as always Catherine and friends!! Im am in love with your ink colors! I cant wait for the new box.....and the cards are gorgeous!

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  160. Your cards are beautiful. I LOVE the silhouettes!

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  161. Beautiful cards. Love the Medallion Mix-up stamp set.

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  162. Wonderful job showcasing that medallion. It seems so versatile

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  163. Super cards!!! the inspire card is gorgeous - love the sunset coloring!

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  164. Yup Kristie, you did it again. Love your cards!

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  165. The cards are each gorgeous. I like the simple ness that is elegant.

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  166. Wonderful background combined with the flowers! Thank you for sharing!

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  167. Amazing cards Kristie. Love the beautifully blended background on the first one.

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  168. Love all the cards you made :). I am inspired by nature and Fairy Tales. I especially love fairies and magical creatures!

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  169. Love the medallion card, colours and design. Thanks for sharing

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  170. Love the background on both of your cards!!

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  171. Beautiful cards. Love the blending of the colors of the sunset in the first card.

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  172. The cards are really gorgeous! Loving the new collection. The hop is really inspiring.

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Your comments are much appreciated. Thank you!

Hugs,
Kristie