Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Gina K Release Sneakie Peekies!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  How are you all today?  Did you all have a fantastic Valentine's Day yesterday?  I went out to lunch with a few of my friends that I don't see often enough and we had our own special "girls valentine's day lunch" LOL!  It was nice to laugh & catch up AND it was 64 FABULOUS degrees here in VA--wowza!  I got to leave the house without a jacket, how 'bout them apples--loved it.  Friday it will be 68 degrees here and I'm thinking that Suzanne will be getting some sun on the patio, LOL!  Then I was back home to get some work done when hubby called and told me to be ready to leave the house at 6:30 pm for a special "date"...hmmmmmmm...what the heck was he up to?  I quickly scrambled to finish a release project and get ready and get the kids fed--of course they are teens and they like leftovers so all was good!  Well he took me to one of my fave restaurants (just me, no teens, lol) and then to see a movie---awwwww--we saw the new Jennifer Aniston movie "Just Go With It".  It was really, really funny and if James denies he liked it to anyone---well he's LYYYING! LOL!  He laughed more than I did, LOL--it was funny and it wasn't crude at all--dumb reviewers, I never believe what they say!  I prefer to make my own decisions KWIM :)  So it was a nice way to spend time together last night.  We always do so much as a "family pack of 4" (that's what I call us,lol) and that is always fun and nice BUT it's also nice to do fun things by ourselves.  Thank goodness we still have lots to talk about, laugh together and like the same things--we've never lost that part of ourselves and for that I'm thankful :) So it was a great day!  But now back to the ole' grindstone today, hee hee!


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GINA K Designs New Sneakie Peekies!

Today is Day #2 of the Gina K New Release Sneak Peeks!  These new stamp sets will knock your socks off that's for sure and you will want them all (badly, lol)!  At the end of my post I've added the other DT gals who are posting today so you can get even more great inspiration and see these sets in action!  Make sure to visit Gina's Blog HERE everyday as well---she is giving away some new stamp sets this release and I know you'd love to win some!!

I'm lucky to be showcasing two NEW Stamp Sets today for you!  Hope you enjoy them!  These sets will all be released late Thursday (Feb. 17th) evening!

The first stamp set I'm showcasing is "Little Critters" illustrated by Theresa Momber for Gina K.  This set has some really cute little critters and fabulous & beautiful floral images.  I chose to use this gorgeous flower image and fern image from the set.  I'm so wanting it to be spring so I seem to be choosing a lot of images and colors that evoke that feeling :) -- just can't help it!  I chose some gorgeous SEI papers to set the color scheme of my card.  I make a lot of square 5.5x5.5" cards so its always nice to switch it up and do a different shape like this longer card. 

I cut my main image and mat with my Spellbinders circle dies and the mat behind that is Labels 15--I used a gold metallic pen to outline the labels 15 to match the gold foil in the patterned paper.  Just an extra element to make it super special.  Bow Easy was used on my bow (I use this lil' fabby tool everyday) and then I twisted a few Prima flowers together and added them to the center.  I used a super small Spellbinders die from the "Peony" set for the upper right embellishments--cut them from my olive green cs and then put a gold Bella Bauble in the center of each one. 


I masked my floral image and stamped the fern image in green ink behind it.  Then I colored and stamped two of each of the flowers so I could cut out one set and pop it up for a more dimensional look.  Of course the images are colored with Copics (Y38,Y35,YR20/G99,G82,G20) and then a few stardust stickles to give them a pretty sparkle.

Second project for today uses the new stamp set "Chocolate Bunnies" illustrated by Asela Hopkins for Gina K Designs.  This set is just squish-em cute and perfect for the upcoming Easter Holiday!  As soon as I saw this set I knew exactly which images I would use and how I would use them (love it when that happens, lol).  I wanted to create a really graphic but elegant Easter Card with a TWIST!  I love twists, LOL and this twist is the fun sentiment "Bite Me" along with his chomped on ears (done with a small paper punch)!  The sentiment is on a Spellbinders Fancy Tags die and then I inked the edges with brown ink--the corner embellies are also by Spellbinders and then inked them with white ink to make the embossing on them really pop!  The papers are all from My Mind's Eye "Lush" series (one of my faves)!

 

Here's this cute chocolate bunny all colored up--doesn't he look yummy (sorry bunny)!  He's colored with Copics (E25,E31,E50,E51) and then he got a nice coat of Diamond Glaze (crystal lacquer is the same).  Once the glaze dried I used my small round paper punch to give him a few bites on his ears, LOL!  The cream mat behind him was embossed with one of my fave Cuttlebug Embossing Folders "D'Vine Swirls".  I just adore this card and will probably be giving it to my teen daughter this Easter season---she has a fabulous sense of crude humor like me (a chip off the ole' block, lol) so I know she'll love it!!

Hope you enjoyed the sneak peeks today!  If you missed yesterday's peeks you can find a list on Gina's Blog HERE!  More peeks on Wednesday & Thursday--then the release party is Thursday evening, hope you can join us!

The other fabulous designers peeking stamp sets today are below! Make sure to 
leave comments on their blogs for some fun chances to WIN!!



See you back here tomorrow!  Have a wonderful day & hope you get the chance to be crafty!


163 comments:

  1. Magnificent cards, thanks for the inspiration

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  2. that bunny card is so elegant! love your popped up flowers and the sparkle on them, beautiful!

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  3. That is just soo gorgeous with the ferns and your coloring!! And love how you made that chocolate bunny look so elegant! You rock Suze!

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  4. Suzanne... when I grow up I want to color just like you!!! FABULOUS!! Your Bite Me card is funny yet... totally elegant! LOL Love them both!!

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  5. So pretty. Spring is on it's way!

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  6. Beautiful Cards, Suzanne. I love the beautiful flower card. I think we are ALL ready for spring. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Wow, Suzanne! These are both jaw droppers! Stunning coloring and detail!

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  8. As always, beautiful cards. Love what you did with the new stamps.

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  9. Both of your cards are so elegant. I definitely need both sets!

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  10. Absolutely wonderful creations Suzanne! You always seem to amaze me on what you can come up with! Beautiful job of coloring, as usual! Happy Creating! Sara

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  11. LOVE the floral card, Suzanne! Your colors match that gorgeous paper perfectly and love the dimension you gave to it! The bunny card is too cute and the humor is definitely my kind of card! Love it!!!
    hugs, Sharon

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  12. Wow Suzanne, you did a fabulous job on both cards!! TFS

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  13. I love the flower card and the use of the spellbinders dies. Great finish on the bunny.

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  14. Fabulous cards, I love the way you raised the flowers amid the ferns on the first card.

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  15. These are so beautiful and elegant.

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  16. Wow!!! Your designs are soooo elegant!!! I love those popped up blooms!!! And the "bite me" bunny in all that classiness.....perfect!!! Glad you had a fabulous night out with hubby! We enjoy the same....fun family times and yet still such a close connection when it's just the two of us!!

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  17. I cannot express how beautiful your flower card is and how excited I am with this stamp set. I cannot wait to get my hands and ink on it..

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  18. I cannot express how beautiful your cards are and this stamp set is wonderful. I cannot wait to get my hands and "ink" on it.

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  19. I enjoyed my visit, lovely cards in here as well. Nikky

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  20. What a fantastic job you did on these cards I love them. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. I like how the flower card coordinates so well and the bunny card with the bite out of his ear,pure genius.
    hugs,
    Brooke

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  22. I like how the flower card coordinates. And I love the bunny card with the bite out of his ear. Pure genius.
    hugs,
    Brooke

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  23. Both cards are wonderful Suzanne!!

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  24. Woonderful colour combos! What a fantastic job you did on that bunny... Too cute!

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  25. Both of your cards are lovely. They had to be, my daughter has your name!!

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  26. WOW your cards are amazing -you sure have your own sense of style and it is very sophisticated

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  27. Your flower card is gorgeous! and the elegant bunny card is very cool with the bite me sentiment.

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  28. love the bunny card. It just shouts at you. Thanks so much, it could probably be a definite "case" when and if I ever get copics to work with. Love the way this "critter" looks real.

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  29. WOW--WOW--WOW

    Another set of cute projects--and some more stamp sets that I want--need! Thanks for sharing!!

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  30. Your cards are stunning! Love the flowers and bunny! :)

    Debbie Meijer

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  31. Oh ... I love your humor Suzanne! Nice card!

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  32. Awesome job! LOVE the flower card!

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  33. Lovely colors and yummy designs!

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  34. Suzanne,

    Your cards are just beautiful. I love everything about them. WOW!!!!

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  35. wow, first to comment! love your cards and i'm enjoying the hop for the second day in a row.
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  36. Love the bunny..looks good enough to eat! Really nice cards.

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  37. Your cards are very classy and beautiful! I couldn't help but just gaze at them for a while.

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  38. really nice use of the flower DP with the flower image. I would look at that and think "no way...it will be too busy"...but it really works, it's lovely.
    And the bunny card is adorable.

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  39. Beautiful designs Suzanne, love the dp and coloring on both of these. The popped up flowers is just perfect :o)

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  40. love how you use all the nesties.....

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  41. The little critters card is fabulous! I love what you have done with the flowers.

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  42. Beautiful creations! Love the colors, designs and coloring of the images!

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  43. Love your layering:)cute set!

    mitch1066@gmail.com

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  44. Great cards, Suzanne!!They are soo elegant!

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  45. I think you are the first person to make a card with that pretty floral image Suzanne, I am glad you did, it is pretty. I like the pink/brown color combo and the sassy comment with the scallop punch 'bite' out of the bunny's ear. Poor little guy. You know, I can't eat those marshmallow Peeps? Their company is 'Just Born' - too much guilt...

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  46. Loved your cards...thanks for sharing!!!Bev, Pine Mtn Club, CA

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  47. Such dimension on both cards! You did an super job!

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  48. I enjoyed all your comments you wrote and how you did your card. They are amazing. Great ideas!

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  49. these cards are so elegant. what an inspiration you are

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  50. Your cards are awesome. The floral background really is striking with the floral stamp. The browns used for your bunny really add, too.

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  51. Your cards are amazing.I really like the glaze on the bunny.

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  52. Love the way you colored the chocolate bunny.

    I was really check out how you colored the stems on the flowers beacause of the flower challenge. My stems are blending in to much with my leaves and not poping enough. LOL

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  53. Both cards are wonderful. Your flower card is just drop dead gorgeous - what beautiful colors and dimension. Bunny is cute and love the embossing folder you chose. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  54. These cards are absolutely gorgous. The flower card is amazing.

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  55. What beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Wow, that floral card is really spectacular!

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  57. Glad I don't have to choose between these 2. Both are outstanding. TFS

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  58. Suzanne, wonderful job on both cards! Those teef marks were made by me!

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  59. Nice coloring on those Yellow bell Flowers and Dido on the Bunnie coloring!!

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  60. You do such a great job Shading!!

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  61. Holy moses, Suzanne!! Absolutely amazing work on your projects!! You produce some outstanding stuff!! I'm in awe!!

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  62. I LOVE the lily of the valley card. That is my favorite of all.

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  63. You are the best!!! I love your flower card, I am so ready for Spring

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  64. Suzanne, these cards are just stunning! Not too many have chosen those flowers from the critter set, I'm happy to see them, and your chocolate bunny is just so elegant!

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  65. The card with flowers is absolutely gorgeous! The bunny card is a cute one.

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  66. Simply gorgeous!! Absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  67. Oh my! You are too much fun! And your cards are fabulous too!

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  68. Your floral card is a masterpiece, and the bunny is shaded to perfection!

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  69. Wow, they are both beyond words.cc
    crafty teacher

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  70. Beautiful "spring" cards and colors. Very sweet bunny card.

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  71. Such gorgeous cards! Wow! Love the flower card -- the colors, dp and coloring are just fantastic. The bunny is darling and I love the dp you used on this card.

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  72. You are so good at shading and coloring. Love these cards. Thanks

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  73. Gulp! Gotta have those flowers! My goodness - that coloring is so amazingly perfect! Love, love, love them both!

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  74. Great cards. Looks like you were having fun.

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  75. Love the daffodil image and your card is lovely!

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  76. I love the yellow - it's Spring finally. SandyT

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  77. I like your 'Little Critter' card but the Bunny just stole my heart!! Love the paper, the corners...it's WOW!!!

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  78. I'm really loving the way your dp sets off the flower image! Delightful. And your bunny really looks like chocolate! Terrific. TFS

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  79. Your cards are adorable. Love the coloring. These new stamps are really cute.

    hugs
    bobbi

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  80. Beautiful flower and bunny card

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  81. Your flowers are colored so beautifully they look real! Just stunning! Cute cute bunny card too~

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  82. Perfect cards to showcase these stamps!

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  83. Both cards are lovely. I especially liked the nested flower on the first card.

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  84. Suzanne -- your coloring is truly amazing! The flowers almost jump off the card -- love it!

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  85. The floral card is just lovely. I too, long for spring and after seeing that card, I can almost feel the fresh spring air on my skin. Way to go!

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  86. How pretty! Love what you did with the flowers and ferns.

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  87. Beautiful flowers! I had to laugh at the bunny card, at first you see this elegant creation, then you read the sentiment, too funny.

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  88. I really love your bunny card - it is so elegant. I also like the way you used the ferns behind the flowers in you floral card!

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  89. What gorgeous cards....thanks for giving the Copics color numbers in your details!!! It always helps me to see color combinations!!!

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  90. I love the back ground on the first card- and the bunny is sweet as well.

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  91. Your Floral card is gorgeous, the colors anre just PERFECT!

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  92. Wow, Suzanne, both your cards are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks and am glad you enjoyed a great Valentine's Day with girlfriends and your husband.

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  93. those are really pretty, i like pretty!

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  94. What a gorgeous card made from the Little Critters set. I love the dp as it has a lot of GREEN and GREEN is my favorite color.

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  95. Love the flower card and the chocolate bunny!

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  96. Spring is in the air with the lovely flower card. You add just the perfect touches. The bunny is good enough to eat!

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  97. What lovely cards love flowers

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  98. what a stunner that flower card is. wow! love your fun bite me card too! (smile!)

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  99. Your floral card is simply beautiful! I appreciate the humor of the bunny and the sentiment, but you make it even better by having such an elegant looking card!

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  100. Your designs are beautiful as usual

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  101. Your designs are beautiful as usual

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  102. Great cards--I like the colors and papers you chose.

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  103. I love your cards, especially the floral card

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  104. Having a wonderfuly time hopping.

    thanks for great ideas.

    Oldersis1@aol.com

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  105. Your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

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  106. I love that flower and how you popped them out. I'm a sucker for colors. Beautiful coloring!

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  107. these are great the flowers so patty and the bunny is so sweet!

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  108. I LOVE these cards! The floral is just beautiful and the bunny card is so sweet. Very nice!

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  109. Great coloring.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  110. Oh my Suzanne, these cards are gorgeous!!!

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  111. Nothing else to say other than BEAUTIFUL!

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  112. gorgeous coloring as usual! love both of your cards, the chocolate bunny is so precious & elegant!

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  113. wowie-k-zowie. (did I spell that right?) I love the way you did the flower card. the color highlights and the use of the nestabilities. Awesome. thanks for the inspiration

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  114. Beautiful cards, Suzanne with your amazing coloring. That chocolate 'bite me' bunny is soooo cute! Love it & love the sentiment! LOL

    So glad that you & hubby had a nice time on your 'date'. How cute is that! My hubby & I do that a lot too. 'course now our kids are older but it's still nice to be out with just you & your special fella. He's been my special fella for 37 years & we still have lots to talk about. LOL

    Happy Huggies ~ Sharron♥

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  115. So cute! You make everything look special! Love your layers and design. Thanks for sharing!

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  116. As usual your cards are real eye candy, Suzanne! Loving how you're using these new Gina K images...so pretty and fun. Love the spring feel of the first card with those luscious colors and love the darling bunny with the fun sentiment and the chomped on ear...to cute!!!

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  117. I love all the new stamp sets!
    They are really great for coloring.

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  118. Great coloring.
    Jean McGee

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  119. Both of your cards are amazingly colored! It is a treat to look at your art!

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  120. Both are great cards but I really love the floral card - gorgeous colors and coloring and depth. TFS

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  121. Oh my goodness!!! Your cards are stunning!!!!! WOW!!! I can't get over it!!! Such amazing inspiration here!!!! Great job!!

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  122. I love your cards! I really like what you did with the chocolate bunny! Your flowers are lovely!

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  123. Stunning work, just beautiful, so well done!! And so pretty, like the first a bit more than the second, as it is so Springy and bright and cheery and I am so tired of winter!! But both are cute!

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  124. Hi Suzanne,

    Beautiful cards! I luv the fab papers you've used. Beautiful colouring.

    xoxo,
    Lori

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  125. Beautiful cards!! Your coloring is great.
    Deanna A.

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  126. LOVe the flowers!!! Excellent coloring..Cute bunny too!

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  127. I don't see my comment, so I am trying again. Your cards are beautiful. Love your coloring.
    Deanna A.

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  128. Very pretty cards! You must have quite the collection of Spellbinders!

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  129. Awesome Suzanne! Your first card is absolutely gorgeous, and the bunny card is funny, cute, and elegant!

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  130. Your daffodils are absolutely beautiful. Love the dimension, and your chocolate bunny just scream "Eat Me".

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  131. Love the colors you've chosen for both cards! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  132. Your special touches made these cards truly unique!

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  133. I am so ready for Spring and your cards certain brings it to mind. Flowers and Easter!

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  134. Suzanne, most of the time I'm chuckling when I read your postings..hee hee. What a sweetheart of a hubby you have. Both cards are just beautiful. Gosh those SEI papers are to die for--I'll have to look out for them in my local stores. Love the sentiment to go with your chocolate bunny card...LOL.
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  135. Fabulous as always Suzanne! Love love love the bunny card! And the flowers are stunning.
    Hope to see you in CT in March!
    Thanks so much
    Sue Brailey

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  136. Gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing

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  137. Love the cards - hope to do something half as nice some day -lol.

    mmlmn@ polarcomm.com

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  138. stampandweave from SCSFebruary 17, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Beautiful floral image, and I like what you did with it!

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  139. Was out of town last week so I'm catching up on the blogs I follow, the sentiment on this card is hilarious... Love the coloring of the bunny....Thanks for the morning laugh, I needed it!

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I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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