Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Altenew January 2018 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

This is my 2nd blog post for today.
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WARNING: photo-heavy post 

Hello friends!
It is an exciting time to have start the new year with Altenew's 1st new release in 2018.
Well, that time is HERE! I am honored to be part of our Altenew Card Design Team and so glad that you stop by to join the fun hop.  For all the details about this release, please visit Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbooking Blog. 

 If you arrive from the incredible Jennifer McGuire's Blog, you are in the right place (welcome to my humble blog!!). If not, please come join the inspiration and fun. ...and perhaps win a prize, too!

Let's get right to it, shall we?
My first card features this gorgeous sentiment die "Thinking of You".

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I took advantage of the pattern paper and made the die cut. Once I cut out the top layer, I stacked two more underneath to add some depth and interest. 
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You can see the Gold Foil paper under the die as the paper adds a touch of elegance .
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My next project feature the Watercolor Stripe Cover Die.
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It is really an awesome one as you can use it however you like-be it graphic, floral or even masculine.
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This card was super easy to create. By using Altenew's Spray Mist (see links at the end of this post), I can easily create a colorful paper.

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I had fun stamping/die cutting Frosted Garden in Grey and then I tucked the flowers under the Watercolor cover die.

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I only needed a few sequins to complete the embellishments. Love the result!

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My 3rd (also last) card was created with Creative Edge Border Lace Die.
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Obviously, you can use this die just for borders.....
To take it up a notch, I incorporated it with Halftone Heart Die and made two hearts with the lace border! 
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To dress up the heart, I applied a touch of Gold Glitter Tape and popped one heart up and that's it!
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I also loved the ink-blending on the lacy borders. It's a perfect way to use all kinds of you that you have in your stash.

Hopefully, these 3 cards give you some inspiration and ideas with these amazing Altenew dies. I can't get enough of that Creative Edge Border Lace Die and will share another project in my next post.

Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away $50 Gift Certtificate to SIX lucky winner! Pleae leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbooking Blog
 by Monday, Jan. 15. Winners will be announced on the Altenew Blogs on Jan. 17, 2018.

Giveaway: 
One of you who comment in this blog post will win a $30 Gift Certificate!! Please make sure you leave me some love. The winner will be announced in this blog on Jan. 18th.

👉👉👉 You can get the entire January Die Bundle here.
All products I used are listed below.
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Your next hop is the fabulous Jessica Frost-Ballas
Enjoy the rest of your hop. Thanks for stopping by!

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Berina RGA said...

Such lovely cards! The lacey heart card is my favorite! Genius way to use the die for a valentines card. Beautiful choice of colors too!

I Card Everyone said...

I love everything your heart touches!
That stripe die is one of my faves from the release, V... you're making it even more attractive!
=] M

barbara macaskill said...

Spectacular cards! The lacy hearts are so delightful and the Watercolor Stripe Die Card is very pretty and soft looking! Your”Thinking of You” Card makes my heart so happy! Stunning, elegant and timeless! TFS!

Kelli Friar said...

I love all these ideas! I need it all!

cm said...

WOW! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous; your showcases of the amazing 3D dies has made my wish list *very* long! The lacy hearts you designed...oh my! Swooning!
Hugs~carol

Dee Earnshaw said...

Stunning samples - really love how you have show-cased these awesome new dies - thanks for sharing:)

Mel said...

I would not think immediately of using patterned paper this way, but your first card is an absolutely brilliant idea. I will be trying that one!

Nox said...

Beautiful, colourful cards - especially love the artistic painterly effect of the first card. They are so bright and cheering!

Clemente Batan said...

Love the idea you used on your third card. Didn't even thought about this technique! I would love to give this a try on a future project.-Maria Giselle B.

Patti Auber said...

I love your work! What inspiring ideas! I have been experimenting with alcohol ink backgrounds recently, and am going to use your die cut eclipse method with them. It’s a great idea, and I hadn’t thought of it before. Thanks!

E Michaels said...

Love the Valentines day card especially, but they are all beautiful! What a great release and how can we not be inspired to create with this one?! Thank you for sharing and giving us the opportunity to enter the giveaway too... Diana O

Kathy M said...

what a creative idea with the hearts love them all

Sindhu said...

Wow..beautiful Creations...Love the heart lacy card...very creative and beautifully done...

Karthikha said...

Fantastic cards!! The thinking of you card is amazing with its spotlight on a lovely colorful patterned paper! And I love your creative use of the border dies, the hearts are so darling :) Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us :)

Sue D said...

Beautiful florals and love the lacey hearts.

Ana said...

Gorgeous cards! I love all of them, my favorite is the last card with hearts created with creative edge lace border die! Great inspiration!

Sheila H said...

Virginia, your cards are just beautiful. I especially love the Watercolor Stripe Die card.

Jackie Parkins said...

Gorgeous cards! I love those lacy hearts, vert clever!

Barbara Rokke said...

I love how you took the border die and made the hearts - I will for sure be trying that! I love it when I go to a site and learn something new - a new way to use dies I already have. Of course this release has so many cool ones that I will have to add to my collection!

sentsue said...

Absolutely love the die cut greeting from the pattern paper. Beautiful projects. Thank you for sharing!!

stamper101 said...

Awesome cards and projects.

Melissa said...

Beautiful cards Virginia!

Debra Rumpza said...

Gorgeous cards! I love how you cut the words out of the rose paper... beautiful!

Lisa H. said...

Such beautiful cards! I absolutely love the Creative Edge Border Lace die. I would never in a million years thought of using it that way! So cool!

Lagene said...

Great release, AWESOME CREATIONS, my favorite is the cleaver hearts card using the Creative Edges Lace die.

Vidalia Pimentel said...

Beautiful cards, thank you for the inspiration!

Marsha said...

Each of these are beautiful. I love how you used the border die cuts on the hearts - fab idea.

D Golly said...

Thanks for sharing your creations. So fun and creative.

Ginny Klima said...

Beautiful cards, I love them all. Thank you so much for sharing. I'm a Virginia too, but I go by Ginny. I don't often meet too many Virginia's or Ginny's. LOved seeing all your wonderful cards!

~Gin K.~

Carol Rossouw said...

Oh wow! Wow! Wow! I love my Fantasy Floral layering die so much and these new dies are amazing. Wonderful release and beautiful inspiration!

Sherri Little said...

Very pretty cards

Debbie Selby said...

Beautiful cards. The dies seem fool proof for creating gorgeous cards.

Kanan Pandya said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia!! Love the first card a lot so pretty with all the bright colors and die cut sentiment. :-)

Glennis said...

Fabulous samples Virginia

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

The colors and your designs are brightening my grey, foggy morning! I especially love the first two cards and plan to try this out! Thanks, Virginia.

conil said...

Oh my eyes...so much to see and appreciate. Awesome color, awesome design...if I have to pick a favorite, it would be those lacy hearts...GORGEOUS!

Viktoriya Porechnaya said...

Love this floral background and title!

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful cards! I love all the new dies!

jan metcalf said...

You are so creative Virginia!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

The lacy hearts are just stunning! Awesome cards and
I love the rainbow of color. The w/c stripes die is
also fabulous. I need both of these dies for sure. :-)

cantsitstill said...

Beautiful cards. Love the splash of color and the use of the "thinking of you" die. Thank you for sharing

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Your cards are beautiful. Love the creative use of the lace border.

Elaine Max said...

OMG! The thinking of you card is gorgeous! By far my favorite! TFS
Elaine

Connie Hinkle said...

Pretty cards ❤️

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful cards, Virginia - especially love the first one - gorgeous!

Michelle Varol said...

Sweet cards.. Love!

foleysfriend said...

You know what - you never cease to amaze! I mean, who would have thought to use border dies to create hearts - no one other than you! Way to think outside the box. I bow at your feet!

sue

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my dear Virginia, your cards are all so elegant I could write paragraphs about each one they are so lovely. However, I will spare you and simply put them down under the same category that they belong in: ELEGANT!

Lea Lawson said...

These are all beautiful samples!! Especially love the watercolor stripe cutting plate!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you used the lace border die on the hearts!
Also the 'thinking of you' card is just gorgeous! Love the colors!

Harriet said...

An excellent release and, Virginia, you used the dies is wonderful creations. I am especially taken with 'thinking of you' card. That card is gorgeous!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

I am loving this new release....such great ideas from all of you talented artists. Thank you so much for sharing.

Rita Kegg said...

I love these dies and the way you used them ... especially die cutting in the pattern paper thanks!

Jessica B said...

Wow how did you think of using that lace border die with the heart like that! So clever

Shelly said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Virginia! Love!

sunnee63 said...

luv how you used the border die on those hearts!

Angelique Vela said...

Love your cards. The hearts made from the border die is inspiring.

Viv's Visuals said...

A fantastic showcase of these fab new Altenew release. Loving it!

Eve N said...

So many beautiful cards. Love your use of these Altenew dies!

Kelly Martin said...

Your thinking of you card is SO pretty! I just love that die, and you showcase it so well! :) Beautiful cards, Virginia!

Hannah D said...

Thanks for being you and sharing your beautiful colors and God given gifts, feeling blessed by you.

Monica said...

Really love the Watercolor stripe die! It is my favorite!

PatriciaD said...

Beautiful cards!! Love them, just gorgeous! Thinking of you is, I think, my favorite...

Katy Glenn said...

Not only are the dies unique, your cards were as well. So colorful, I love them.

Cheryl Townley said...

I really like all of your cards, but my favourite is the way that you have used the watercolour stripes die. I can see that die jumping onto my wishlist. Thanks for sharing.

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Your cards are amazing and fun as always! That first one is amazing and I can't wait to try something like that...thank you for the inspiration!

Gen Grant said...

your cards are beautiful, creative and classy. I absolutely love the variety of uses for the lace die...I will have to buy that one. thank you for the inspiration.

VNARN said...

I love the Valentine's Day card. It looks like Valentine's Day and Easter rolled into one.

donna mikasa said...

Oh, I'm totally loving all the new dies and seeing how you've showcased them all. There goes my wallet.....

Sandy M said...

It is so very hard to choose my favorite. I think probably the heart card because of the beautiful lace. I do have a thing for the watercolor stripe though. Your first card is awesome.

aasheeta said...

Love your idea with the border dies to make a heart!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such beautiful cards. Love the stripe die and also the way you made the heart. Thanks for sharing...

Louanne said...

Lovely cards, as always! Wonderful new release from Altenew!

Lynn Brown said...

That is so cute that at the top of the comments section it like addresses you. But that aside those cards are so fun! Also thanks for the warning that the content was going to be photo heavy it helped me be more patient as the page loaded. Late new really is knocking out of the park with the dies. Those do look fun to recreate especially since you said that they were easy to make.

BeverlyBL said...

All are so pretty, but my very favorite is the lacy border hearts. You are so clever. Thanks so much for sharing.

Kimberly Keen said...

What a brilliant idea for the lace die, so impressed

Debbie Varnes said...

I love the inlaid die cut card that you made with the new dies from this new release. Just beautiful.

JmB said...

Wonderful cards! I love the font of the word die and would never have thought to use a border die as you did with a shape. Thank you for the inspiration.

Kim Faucher said...

Love that you used that lace border die within the heart. Clever, fun Project’s

Lisa Moline said...

Beautiful cards! I love the first on that you die cut out of pattern paper, I could see doing some watercolor if you didn't have the pattern paper, very pretty!

Beverly said...

I just love the lace die in this release, and the heart that you created from it is just beautiful!

Guldara Kirwan said...

Oh so pretty! The "thinking of you" card is so gorgeous! With every "hop" my favorite's and wish list are getting longer :-)
Thank you so much for sharing your talent!

Lisa said...

All of your cards are stunning!! I love how you've showcased the dies!! They're all so gorgeous!!

Joy Meadows said...

Love each one of your cards, Virginia! The lace border die is so pretty and I love the hearts you made with it.

Iris said...

Gorgeous cards - love the colors.

Luci Manos said...

Such a great release, thank you for the inspiration!

Jan Arnold said...

Wow! Fabulous cards! What a great idea to use the border die like that to decorate the die cut hearts! That's a tip I'll be using because it look awesome! Thanks for sharing your creativity and tips!

Patricia Mello said...

A genius use of the lace border die!! It is wonderful. I also love the "thinking of you" card, it is so pretty.

IdeaGal said...

Your eye for color is fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration!

Geri Stuart said...

Your cards are awesome, fabulous, and so inspiring! So is the new release!

Elvira Anadón said...

The Caps Bold Alphabet Die Set is simply petfect!!

Riecy said...

Stunning cards! I especially like what you did with the lace border die! So pretty...

Rubeena I. said...

Beautiful cards!

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful cards, love the lacey card with great colors. Thanks for sharing.

Arlene said...

WOW, talk about thinking outside the box, you thought outside the dies. Fantastic creative cards.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Your cards are stunning Virginia! Love that you used the border dies with the heart shape too!! Altenew's new dies are fabulous!

bev p said...

I absolutely adore the clever hearts you made with the border die. Genius!!!! Thanks so much.

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful new dies and awesome designs.

Jen said...

Gorgeous cards and ingenious designs! That lace border is so pretty and it makes really pretty hearts.

samantha's cards said...

I'm loving the watercolor stripe background die, i have plans for that one.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards! Love the pretty pattern paper die cut, the watercolor stripe cover die cut is so artsy, love it. And the hearts you made with the lace edge border die are amazing!

Cathy Morris said...

Love those hearts using the lacey border die & you Thinking of You card. It is so striking.

Heather said...

These are all so beautiful!! Love the bright colors, specially on that first one! So fun!!

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Gorgeous cards :) love how creatively you have used the new dies. Stunning! Thanks for sharing.

Betty McDougal said...

Beautiful cards. The dies are great and I cannot wait to try them.

Barbara said...

These are all gorgeous with the "thinking of you" card being my favorite. this is a great release and a fun blog hop with so much inspiration! Thanks!

Denise Gutshall said...

What pretty cards! I love how you used the lace die to create the hearts!

Barbara M said...

Your cards are amazing!!!

Patty said...

All awesome cars Virginia!! My favorite is your Thinking of You card!! I would love to have that die!!

Kailash said...

Stunning use of color and your use of the dies is simply amazing!!!

Bev Page said...

Wow Virginia. Your cards are so colourful and so different. Love them all. This new release is fabulous and I love your beautiful ideas. Thanks for sharing. So inspirational.

Linda Towill said...

Your designs are always awesome! Love that watercolor stripe die and the lace border.TFS

Katie Baird said...

Stunning creations! Your cards are some of my favorites so far! Just lovely!

Violet Rose said...

Lovely cards! very colorful and pretty!

Helen Budz said...

These cards are exquisite--each so uniquely showcases the creative possibilities of these new dies. Thanks for inspiring me with your creations.

Linda BL said...

Your cards really do the new release justice! I had been looking at the creative edge border lace die, but just thought of using it on the edge or border of a card. The Valentine you made using that die is such a cute way to use the die. Thanks for all your inspiration.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I can't tell you how much I love that watercolor stripe die and your beautiful work!

loceanjo said...

Love the lacy heart card. They are all so colourful and gorgeous!!

pcm said...

love the inlaid thinking of you!

Janet Robson said...

I just love how you have used the new release.

Bagheera said...

So many clever designs in the release - beautiful work - love the use of the border die to create the hearts :)

shira said...

Beautiful and happy cards

Margery C said...

Beautiful cards. Love how you used the border die in the hearts.

pamboe said...

I love your paint splats and Thinking of You sentiment. That sentiment is so versatile !

Christine said...

Great cards. The pattern paper with gold foil is genius. The lace hearts are pretty.

Christine said...

Great cards. The pattern paper with gold foil is genius. The lace hearts are pretty.

MJ said...

Lovely cards. I really like the Thinking of you.

Viki Banaszak said...

Your cards are so pretty and creative! Love!

Tracy Ercole said...

Stunning cards, I particularly love the Thinking of You card :)

Sofia ;) said...

Such beautiful cards!!! Love the striped die!!!

Kathy Ferguson said...

I loved the lace heart you made using the lace die from Altenew. It was sensational. Thanks for sharing.

Eileen Robertson said...

Such beautiful cards! I love the hearts!

Toni said...

I love the lace die to begin with, but you took it to another level!

Stef Perry said...

All three are such beautiful cards. I really love the card with the sentiment die cut from the patterned paper, with the fluid, watercolor effect and vibrant colors.

Lisa Ainscough said...

Love this release and loving all the cards you've made.
You have such an elegant style.
Cheers
Liss

Mateja Povše said...

Beautiful cards! Love the hearts :)

mandalj said...

ALl three of your cards are great - I especially like the one with the Watercolour Stripe Cover Die.

Erica A-B said...

All cards are beautiful, I couldn’t possibly pick just one favorite!!

Suzi Cafran said...

I really enjoyed looking at your creations! The one with the lace borders, the hearts, that one kind of reminded me of Easter eggs! Don’t know why, but the delicate beauty in the hearts, really makes me happy!

SusieQ said...

These cards are so beautiful. I’m loving these new dies from Altenew.

Jennifer said...

Really beautiful! Your combination of using neutrals with color is so unique - thanks!

graham Brand said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia! My fave is the lace hearts and I'm going
to try to recreate it with my "stuff" !!!!

Nana Griffin said...

I really like how you used the border die on the hearts.

Marsha Guskey said...

Lovely cards! Loved the lacey look hearts. Thanks!

pam carr said...

great cards and the altenew release is amazing, i just want to get it all

Kara Lynne said...

It's so fun to see what you create with Altenew products, and your cards from this new release are spectacular - You are so creative with those lacy hearts!

Andrea Hastilow said...

Fantastic, beautiful, stunning cards. Like all your cards but in love with the lace border hearts, such a fantastic idea.

Martha Herrera said...

Gorgeous cards! Love them all.

Nazneen KaagazQuilling said...

Gorgeous Set of Cards! Wow! each is so beautifully crafted, Loved all of them!
Thank you so so much for inspiring!

Kelli said...

I am in LOVE with that first card! I love the splatter paint (is this paint or ink or patterned paper?) look with the gold paper peeking through. Thanks for sharing!

Marta said...

I fell in love with your thinking of you card, it's amazing! The new altenew realize has beautiful dies, especially the peony die. Thanks for inspiring us with your work.

Юлия Ле Луар said...

Bright blots are so magical! And impeccable!

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colorful backgrounds so gorgeous with these dies.

Deeps said...

Thank you for all this inspiration. I love how you used the edge die for the hearts. It is so pretty.

Genelle said...

The Hearts Nested Diecut really stands out on your card. Love it!

Diana Hernandez said...

Lovely cards Virginia, tfs

Linda T. said...

I really loved the striped cover plate die and I love your examples!

Laurie said...

Wow!! Your cards are beautiful and unique! I love the lacy heart one. So clever!

Cassandra said...

Love your use of color and such pretty cards. Thanks for your inspiration. :)

Bea Connor said...

Such unique cards! Love them all.

Leni said...

Love the use of foil underneath the dies!

Michelle Sullivan said...

Breath taking! That first card is magical! So gorgeous

Kate B said...

Wow, so many great cards!! I love how you used the patterned paper with the gold behind it!

Daria Z. said...

Virginia, you have outdone yourself! Your cards are all so beautiful. I definitely want the Watercolor Stripes die, but after seeing your gorgeous lace hearts - I think I have to get those dies, as well.

Anniek B said...

So beautiful!

Mary Lehett said...

Wow, I absolutely love all of your cards. The watercolor stripe cover die is my favorite. I have been searching the blog hop to see who created that card. Thank you.

F. Andre said...

Your cards are fabulous. Thanks for sharing your creative talents with us.

Unknown said...

Came here from the blog hop, and I'm so glad that I did! These cards are beautiful - I especially love the Valentine's day card!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning projects. I am always inspired by your creativity. TFS

Susi K. said...

All gorgeous cards, but that first one is stunning!

Beverly Perdue said...

Beautiful cards! Love how you used the border lace die with the hearts!

Cynthia Cole said...

Such wonderful cards!

Super Stick Chick said...

Love your watercolors and great designs with this new release.

Patt H. said...

I love your photo heavy posts! So many lovely creations all at once! My favorite today is the very first one. Love the way you utilized the gorgeous patterned paper!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Oh my ! Virginia, your cards are just as perfect as they always are !
[margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

Jodi Warren said...

Love the first card, "Thinking of You". That was really beautiful and a great idea for other die cut sayings. Never would have thought of that. Thanks for the great ideas.

allison kulka said...

Love your use of pattetened paper..jusy beautiful cards!

Carrie said...

Beautiful cards Virginia! Thanks for sharing!

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful cards. I really like the new "Thinking of You" die.

Karen L K said...

Very creative pretty cards! Those hearts you made using the border die is especially creative. That card with the cover die looks really great the way you used it.

Annette Reed said...

These are all lovely. I love those hearts. I would have never thought to use a border die that way so thanks for that insight.

Vickie Thornton said...

I love the colors you chose!

CinnamonSally said...

Beautiful cards as always Virginia.

Sarah Nelson said...

Your Valentines cards are my favorites! I love the colors and how they look so delicate. Super job!

Oliev said...

Beautiful cards! My favorite is the one using the watercolor stripe cover die.

Катерина Pioniya said...

A card with hearts is incredible!

Denise candelaria said...

The cards are beautiful and amazing, I love the hearts for valentines day that was good thinking. They came out with such grace and elegance.

Jodi C. said...

Everything from this release and your creations with them are Stunning!! Thank You for providing so much inspiration for when I get my order! I love what you did with the heart shapes made with the border die....GORGEOUS 😍!

Lindy Mac said...

This was my first time reading your blog and I loved seeing what you created with these new dies from Altenew. Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiring the rest of us!

Dana M said...

Beautiful cards Virginia! Love the hearts, so clever.

LauraJane:) said...

Loving the new Lacy edge Border die!!

Laurie B said...

Beautiful cards, LOVE the use of a border die within the heart shapes. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cindy C. said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love what you did with the Lace Edge border die!!!

Michelle N. said...

Very creative way to use those border dies-thank you for the inspiration-gorgous projects!

kathymcc said...

I LOVE your cards, Virginia! I especially love the card using that watercolor stripe die...that's on my "must have" list, along with quite a few others from this release! Thanks so much for sharing your talent and creativity with us!

GrammaStubbs said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful cards. I’m in love with eclipse cards and your "Tinking of You" Card is no exception.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Truly beautiful cards! I am totally in love with the thinking of you card, the colors and execution is amazing

Stefanie White said...

Beautiful as usual Virginia!

Ann Kowalczyk said...

Thanks for sharing, much appreciated!

Shawninaz said...

This release is so amazing and you’ve really shown it off well here, very nice work!

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