Ellen Hutson

Holiday 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop (& Giveaway!)

unnamed-2Hello, and welcome to the Holiday 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! You should have arrived here from Julia’s blog, but if you’ve wandered off the path, there’s a full list at the bottom!

I am just so blown away by this release! Today, I’ll be showcasing a several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today it but there’s so much to share that you’ll definitely be seeing me share more cards with their amazing release over the next few weeks!

Let’s start off with the new Holiday Words designer dies and the Leaping Deer designer dies! These nice, large crisp word dies were so perfect to pair with a clean silhouette image. A simple colored background will make these shapes glow!

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I decided to go with a watercolor wash of blues and greens. Blues always gives me a feeling of serenity, and it matches beautifully with the silver peace word that I wanted to focus on my card today. Once the wash was dry, I added some splatter effect to give a feeling of movement from the leaping deer that I planned to die cut.

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Once the leaping deer is die cut out, you’re left with the inverse that will stand out simply from the white cardstock underneath. The deer that was die cut out is so beautiful! I’ve held onto this guy to make another card in a future project. Right now it sits beside me on my desk to keep me inspired!

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I then die cut the peace word die out of silver glitter paper.  There are a couple ways to tackle the next stem. I adhered another layer of white cardstock underneath the glitter paper for extra thickness to support it across the deer. But, another option would be to adhere acetate behind the deer so that you have the acetate to support to word. For me, I wanted only the peace word to shine when the light hit it so there’s no reflection from the acetate.

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Here’s a final shot of how gorgeous the word glistens! I can see this layout work beautifully for ‘Joy’ and ‘Love’ that are also in the Holiday Word dies.

I’m excited to share my next card featuring the new stamp set Tree Farm, designed by the talented Brandi Kincaid! I just love her style of whimsical illustrations and so happy to work with her designs!

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I’m so in love with these stamps. I immediately wanted to watercolor them! I started by stamping the trailer and the large tree onto watercolor paper. I did use my MISTI so that I can get a couple layers of stamping on it so it’s nice and clean. Then I stamped the smaller tree and the mouse separately as I knew I wanted to bring those images out with foam tape for a mild 3D look.

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Once all the watercoloring is dried, I added a hint splatter with the green I used on the trees. And then heat embossed my sentiment ‘O Christmas Tree in the little gap between the trailer and large tree with bronze embossing powder. Isn’t that handlettering adorable??

To add that last vintage-y touch to the scene, I used Vintage Photo distress ink and gently blended in the edges of the card.

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I can’t wait to go shopping for my Christmas tree this year!! Who else loves the smell of pine trees in their home?!

Giveaway Details

Yay for giveaways!!! I will be giving away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) currently in stock at EllenHutson.com  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, October 25th!

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, October 25th!

ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, November 4thPlease check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

If you get lost along the hop, the full list of hoppers are listed below or you can always start at the top at the CLASSroom blog! Next stop, Carissa Wiley!

Happy hoppin’!

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241 Comments

  • Reply
    Ashwini
    October 18, 2016 at 6:53 am

    What amazingly pretty cards! I especially love the soft touch in both of them – so magical in the first one, and so adorable in the second!

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    Stephanie Savidge
    October 18, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Love your card with the little mouse!!

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    Emily K
    October 18, 2016 at 7:21 am

    Love your card designs. So elegant.

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    Shelly A Rasske
    October 18, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Your card designs are amazing!

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    Colleen C.
    October 18, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Great cards. Love the colors you used.

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    Maureen Morton
    October 18, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Oh, such sweetness! Love that charming background with the dear – very unique and simply splendid! The touch of glimmer adds to the richness. You’ve done this release proud! Thanks.

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    Taheerah
    October 18, 2016 at 7:55 am

    I knew you’d have something amazing waiting for me here – and I wasn’t disappointed!! That watercolour deer is stunning!!!

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    Debbie Rumpza
    October 18, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Your cards are beautiful. I love the watercolored background!

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    Kathy K
    October 18, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Great ideas to spark my creativity!

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    Alison galvan
    October 18, 2016 at 8:22 am

    These are beautiful! I love your water coloring. This is a fabulous release!

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    Debbie Selby
    October 18, 2016 at 8:24 am

    I love seeing a “new to me” designer. There is a style difference that is amazing to see. Your cards look wonderful

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    Avra Williams
    October 18, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Terrific cards!

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    Carol
    October 18, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Love the cards. Both so beautiful. Great job

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    Teri
    October 18, 2016 at 8:38 am

    I love the beauty of the first card & the fun of the second one. Thanks!

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    Jody V
    October 18, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Beautiful cards. Thank for sharing.

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    Lori Barnett
    October 18, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Ooooh my goodness, soooo cute!

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    Richard
    October 18, 2016 at 8:54 am

    WONDERFUL job! I love your leaping deer, and the coloring on your scene is just adorable!

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    Bonnie Johnson
    October 18, 2016 at 9:02 am

    What beautiful cards! This is a wonderful release.

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    Mo
    October 18, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Beautiful! Especially loved the reindeer card.

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    Cindy
    October 18, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Such a cute card with Brandi’s stamp set and dies, love the watercoloring you did on it! I thought I didn’t need that deer die and now I think I may just have to have it!

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    Andrea D.
    October 18, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Both of your cards are fantastic! I love the elegance of your leaping deer card and the whimsical feeling of your O Christmas Tree card.

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    Dee Earnshaw
    October 18, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Gorgeous creations – thank you for sharing:)

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    LesLee Stone-Rasmus
    October 18, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Oh that deer… is to DIE for. It is becoming my favorite… and the little camper just makes me feel warm and cozy every time I see it… thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win. 🙂

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    Megan Harp
    October 18, 2016 at 9:27 am

    I think I tell you every time, how amazed I am by your creativity!! Awesome inspiration!!!!

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    Sam Burnett
    October 18, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Wow. Love the leaping deer/peace card, it is just beautiful! You are very talented Keeway! And the second card with the little trailer and that mouse, sooo cute! TFS!

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    Michele F
    October 18, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Keeway I LOve what you are able to do with water colors! So soft, sweet, and totally beautiful!
    =]

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    Diane Jaquay
    October 18, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Sigh, the deer card is so stunning!! Love the cute tree farm card too!

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    caroline
    October 18, 2016 at 9:45 am

    I adore the beautiful first card you posted – the colors are gorgeous.

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    Lauren
    October 18, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Absolutely stunning

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    Kelly Massman
    October 18, 2016 at 9:53 am

    i love the soft colors on your wonderful cards!

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    Ronnie
    October 18, 2016 at 9:59 am

    The way you do watercolour amazes me every time. It’s so perfect. The Deer card is very elegant

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    Deb Brooner
    October 18, 2016 at 10:00 am

    love the glamper stamp

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    Tracy Lustick
    October 18, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Love them , just fantastic !

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    Akedrn
    October 18, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Wonderful cards — especially love the color blending on the leaping reindeer!

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    Woendi Levitt
    October 18, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Love the colors of your first card. I really like the ability to use the leftover diecut deer. Your second card scene is so super sweet. Thank you for sharing

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    Lynda J
    October 18, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Your deer card is beautiful and your tree farm is funny!

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    GrammyP
    October 18, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Such different cards! Both of them were wonderful–the first card was very serene and beautiful while the second card was so much fun! Thank you for sharing!

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    Nancy R
    October 18, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Beautiful deer card. Your watercoloring is so pretty, and I love the layout with the glitter paper sentiment die. And how cute and fun is that second card? Love it!

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    Brandi
    October 18, 2016 at 10:57 am

    I love the glitter you used on the first card and the second is so detailed it’s hard not to be Wowed, lol. Very beautiful cards!

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    Mandy barton
    October 18, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Loving your tree farm card. Love the way you have added colour , it looks fantastic .TFS

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    Jan Elmore
    October 18, 2016 at 11:11 am

    I think ‘Tree Farm’ is the absolute best ever!

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    Janet D.
    October 18, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Your deer card is amazing and I love your tree farm!! lol

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    Karen B.
    October 18, 2016 at 11:16 am

    I love your cards today, especially the first one. Glad to discover your blog!

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    Gilda McCain (McStamper)
    October 18, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Beautiful deer. Love the adorable tree farm.

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    Becca Yahrling
    October 18, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Cute cards. I love using the negative of a cut, sometimes better than the die itself.
    And I love that mouse, so adorable. Lovely coloring and darling scene.

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    Karen B.
    October 18, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Such beautiful creations, love the RV card!

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    Kanako
    October 18, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

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    Laura Tuck
    October 18, 2016 at 11:50 am

    The deer…. this is by far my favorite card using the deer die!! so soft and simple. Amazing creation!! Thanks for sharing.

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    karen cash
    October 18, 2016 at 11:57 am

    I love the aperture of the deer. Beautiful!

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    Beverly Jordan
    October 18, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Two beautifully designed cards!! Love the versatility of the first and choosing color splashes to show off this adorable deer cut! The second is just so stinkin’ adorable and unfortunately, we have opted to not do real trees any more. Too much work and so costly here in Florida!!! My last real tree was over $150 so no more for that!! Love the real smell so am a Yankee candle fan now too! 😉

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    Beth Holt
    October 18, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Your first card is so pretty! Love the colors that you used. That camper is just too much, isn’t it?

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    Miriam Leech
    October 18, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    I just love your designs, especially the tree farm card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Lois John
    October 18, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Love your card designs. So elegant

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    Lois John
    October 18, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Love your card designs. Stunning!!

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    sheron egolf
    October 18, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    I love this release! The trailer is my favorite, but that deer is so pretty!

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    Katherine Thisted
    October 18, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Gorgeous cards! love the watercolor deer! Inspiration worth emulating!

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    Jan O
    October 18, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Love the watercoloured background with silver peace card!

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    Sue D.
    October 18, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Love your cards… the Tree Farm scene is precious, and the background water coloring on your reindeer card is just exquisite! TFS your awesome talent!

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    Marta
    October 18, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Lovely coloring and great designs!

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    Isabelle
    October 18, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    I love the colors of the deer card, it’s really joyful !

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    Janet
    October 18, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    The use of non-traditional holiday colors is eye catching, great job!

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    Melissa Friedrich
    October 18, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Beautiful cards! The negative of the Leaping Reindeer is so pretty against the colorwash, love the glitter Peace word die cut. Awesome coloring on your fun, whimsical Christmas tree scene card, love it!

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    N. Leiker
    October 18, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    The tree farm card is very nice! But the flying reindeer with the word PEACE is beautiful! I really love them both. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    DONNA BAKER
    October 18, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Another Beautiful card using the Holiday Words and the Leaping Deer designer dies .

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    Leigh B
    October 18, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Great use of the negative image of the Leaping Deer die. Your cards are lovely. My wish lst just keeps on growing…

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    Judy Sander
    October 18, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Amazing and such cuteness! Thanks for your inspirational cards.

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    Rosemary D
    October 18, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    beautiful set of cards… love, love, love the first one!!

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    JohannaM
    October 18, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Beautiful! Love the deer card so much.

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    Maaike
    October 18, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    i like to use the negative of a diecut as a window and you get two cards for the work of one, you colored it beautifully, great colors and fab result

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    Tina
    October 18, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Love the idea of water coloring and then using a die cut. New must try technique.

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    Norma
    October 18, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Love this Essentials bu Ellen Release! What a beautiful card using the negative of the Deer Die Cut! Very creative! I like a lot the little creatures of the Tree Farm Stamp and Dies. I have it on my wish List hope my hubby gets the hint! Ha 😉

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    Tina H
    October 18, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Such amazing cards!!! Love this wonderful release!

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    Norma
    October 18, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    I enjoy this year release of Essentials by Ellen. Your card with the negative of the Deer die cut is eye catching with the word “Peace” on it. The creatures of the Tree Farm Stamp and Dies are so cute It is my wishlist and hoping my hubby might get the hint, Ha 😉

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    Michele K. Henderson
    October 18, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    This is so gorgeous! I love the pretty. soft colors and the chunky peace! It looks terrific!

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    Julie Ebersole
    October 18, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Keeway, your style is just utterly captivating! Love these designs! Thank you! XO!

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    Betty
    October 18, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    love your leaping deer with the watercolour background!!

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    kReN@afourthlife
    October 18, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    I have a friend that is a full-time RVer. Wouldn’t she love a card made with Tree Farm. But that Leaping Deer cut into the watercolor background! Then you would have the water color deer to use on another card. Inspired! Love these Holiday Word Dies. So versatile! TFS!

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    Jan B
    October 18, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Awesome creations. Looks like you had fun!

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    Diann :)
    October 18, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Wow .. the background on the deer card is stunning! And the critter card …. sooo fun and cute! 🙂

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    Geri S.
    October 18, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Love your cards and the tree farm one is a cutie!

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    Lori B
    October 18, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Amazing! Love how you water colored the die cut deer-so pretty!

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    Judy Stiles
    October 18, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Both of your cards are awesome! such a great release!

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    Colleen Balija
    October 18, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Your deer card is just beautiful with the soft coles and silver sentiment.

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    Jessica C
    October 18, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Love your deer card; pretty WC background.

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    Deborah S
    October 18, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Your first card is so soft and elegant and your second card soft and adorable tfs.

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    Sue LD
    October 18, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Wow –beautiful background for the deer and I like the vintage look for the tree farm card.

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    Barbara
    October 18, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Beautiful cards.

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    Vicenta Ghylin
    October 18, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Awesome cards. I like the Tree Farm stamp and die set. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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    Lindar C
    October 18, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    That little trailer is just so cute, reminds me of when my family went camping every summer.

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    Kate
    October 18, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    The combination of the deer, the bold word and watercolour is a winner!! I’m so inspired by this release! TFS!

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    Cynthia Cole
    October 18, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Love that Tree Farm card!

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    Tracy
    October 18, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Nothern lights is what your reindeer card brought to mind. It is beautiful

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    jan metcalf
    October 18, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Loving the holiday camper card!!

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    Karen K
    October 18, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Oh, I love those blues and greens together! Just stunning!

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    Pai Meng
    October 18, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    love that first card. so soft and pretty with a touch of sparkle!

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    Elaine
    October 18, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    We camp so loved that card and the other was so peaceful looking.

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    Judy B
    October 18, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    I think both your cards are amazing! I love your coloring on each one, so nice. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Amy Lim
    October 18, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Lovely cards ! The camper van card is my favorite ! Nice watercoloring too !

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    Lisa Silver
    October 18, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Your designs are so inspiring! I had a field day pinning on your blog! I just love your Tree Farm card… seriously adorable!

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    Judy
    October 18, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    I absolutely love your negative die cut reindeer card–just beautiful!

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    D.Ann C
    October 18, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    How beautiful is that negative space cut out of those lovely colors!!

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    Deedee Maldy
    October 18, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Great job, Keeway! That cutsie little mouse and the tree farm are adorable!

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    Holly Paplow
    October 18, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    I love the way you did this card with the die cut and watercolor. Also the placement of the word peace. Beautiful card!

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    CandyW
    October 18, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Love the way you used the reindeer die! And the card with the little camper is adorable!!!

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    ~amy~
    October 18, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Keeway, these are PERFECT.

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    ANN GREENE
    October 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Love the deer with negative space. Super.

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    barbara lassiter
    October 18, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Two very special cards…the leaping deer card is so elegant and the little mouse card is so adorable.

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    Tricia
    October 18, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    That deer die is so cute and the first thing on my wish list.

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    Linda Whitaker
    October 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Keeway, I absolutely love the Deer /Peace beautiful colors. The travel card is also, very cool the little critter.

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    Maryjo L Monterosso
    October 18, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Unique use of the Reindeer and word die. The mouse card is so animated and sweet. Your color choices are amazing as are your techniques. Lovely work. Thanks for sharing.

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    Sharon L.
    October 18, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Great cards, love the coloring on the deer card. So cute is the little mouse on the tree farm!

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    Noreen
    October 18, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    I hope the little mouse found the perfect tree!

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    Teresa Doyle
    October 18, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Oh Keeway, your first card is just a stunner and your second one is absolutely adorable. So cute!

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    Dottie
    October 18, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Nice cards😊

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    Katie Brooks
    October 18, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    love your cards, especially the camper one!

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    Miriam Prantner
    October 18, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    That first card is just stunning! Love the watercoloring and the mix of dies and sparkle! And such a cute scene on that second card!

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    Deborah Giles
    October 18, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Love your cards. Beautiful use of the reindeer die and the tree farm trailer and mouse is to die for. :o)

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    Julie
    October 18, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Love both your cards. The leaping deer is my favorite item in this release.

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    Cynthia Johnson
    October 18, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    I love your cards. The watercolor behind the deer is so beautiful! The other card is so sweet.

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    Leanne in Cali
    October 18, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Love your Tree Farm card! Great release and blog hop. Thanks for sharing!!

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    Robin Walston
    October 18, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    That camper card is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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    Denise Bryant
    October 18, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Love the deer cutout card and your adorable camping scene card!

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    sharon L
    October 18, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    I love the deer. You get two cards out of one die.

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    Rosali
    October 18, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Love your cards!! The first one blows me away with its beautiful colors and the second is super adorable!!!

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    Liz mca
    October 18, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Love the deer as negative space

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    Toula
    October 18, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Very pretty and cute cards!

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    shartl
    October 19, 2016 at 12:15 am

    The deer die cut card is just gorgeous and I love your cute little camping design!

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    enna
    October 19, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Wow, that deer card is AMAZING!

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    Sabrina Radican
    October 19, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Very cute and pretty cards!!

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    Tania L
    October 19, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Your cards are gorgeous!

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    Arianna Barbara
    October 19, 2016 at 1:40 am

    Oh wow! Your cards are amazing!!! I love the first one!!!

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    Esther
    October 19, 2016 at 4:48 am

    Love the camper stamp and couldn’t find a great card idea for it. Love yours!

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    SusanME
    October 19, 2016 at 5:18 am

    Wow – gorgeous cards! Love your watercoloring! Thanks for sharing!

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    Yukiko Sugiyama
    October 19, 2016 at 5:35 am

    Wow! Those cards are really beautiful!!!
    I really love your coloring!!!!

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    Mary Locke
    October 19, 2016 at 5:36 am

    So CUTE! Love your cards!

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    Linda F
    October 19, 2016 at 5:59 am

    Fabulous cards. I love your stunningly beautiful deer card. Those colours are magic!

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    Heather P
    October 19, 2016 at 6:04 am

    Beautiful cards – I love the soft colours in both. And that leaping deer is my favourite product in this release!

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    Jane
    October 19, 2016 at 6:16 am

    Lovely cards Keeway!

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    Kimberly Rendino
    October 19, 2016 at 6:47 am

    LOVE! You used my favorite of the release – the deer! Gorgeous cards.

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    Christy Velasquez
    October 19, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Love both cards….so adorable! The deer card is so stunning!

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    super stick chick
    October 19, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Wonderful and festive cards! Love how you used the negative space of the deer and adorable camper card.

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    Debs
    October 19, 2016 at 7:39 am

    I like how you used the products and your colors…its traditional but with an edge.

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    Lynne Ingram
    October 19, 2016 at 8:07 am

    The soft colors on the deer card are very relaxing and beautiful.

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    Tara Prince
    October 19, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Love the deer card!!

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    Mary Holshouser
    October 19, 2016 at 8:39 am

    That camper is darling.
    Fun card.
    Love the deer cut out of the blue
    background. Beautiful.
    thanks for sharing.

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    Ericka Strange
    October 19, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Great card! Love the deer and the background is beautiful! The mouse and scene is also so adorable!

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    Linda R
    October 19, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Great job! Thanks for sharing!

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    Nana Griffin
    October 19, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Both are nicely done.

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    Nathalie
    October 19, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Great cards! Thanks for sharing your talent. I particularly liked the color combinations for your reindeer card: striking!

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    Vinita Jain
    October 19, 2016 at 9:51 am

    So peaceful and cool creation, love the creative use of deer die and love the cute little guy too!

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    Caron
    October 19, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Really liked both your cards. The soft water coloring on you rain deer card was beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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    Sue McW
    October 19, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Beautiful cards. Love the blue background with the deer.

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    Kleri F
    October 19, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Wonderful cards!Thank you for sharing!

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    KimC
    October 19, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Great cards from a wonderful holiday release.

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    Margaret Moody
    October 19, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Love your cards! Your work is beautiful!

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    BunnyD
    October 19, 2016 at 11:53 am

    I love your soft shades of watercolours. It gives such a dreamy look to both cards. What a great idea to place the word over the white space left by your diecut deer. And your Tree Farm card is beyond adorable!

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    Diane M
    October 19, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Beautiful examples. Thank you.

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    Pam Dunbar
    October 19, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Love the tree farm stamps! Great cards, thanks for sharing!

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    nancy faith
    October 19, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Love your cards. The christmas camper is so darn cute!!!

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    Bunny
    October 19, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    A pretty and a cute card. I do love that deer. The mouse at the tree farm is great too.

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    Lieve
    October 19, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    The first one is a beautiful, stylish card; the second one gives me a warm feeling.
    Both are great !
    Thanks you for inspiring us !

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    Debbie Barba
    October 19, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Love your deer watercolored card. Two for the price of one to boot! That little trailer scene is just adorable! I have a friend that would flip for that! Great release and fun blog hop! Thanks for sharing!

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    Kerry
    October 19, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Gorgeous leaping deer card!!! Just beautiful

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    Robyn I
    October 19, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Wow, the reindeer card is gorgous! Lovely colors

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    melissa edwards
    October 19, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    The little mice are so cute!

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    Denise Kasbohm
    October 19, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Love the Peace card with the Deer!! Beautiful.

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    Janetb
    October 19, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Beautiful, and cute. Both cards are great.

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    Sharron Gregory
    October 19, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Love your awesome cards! The little mouse is so adorable!

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    Kathy Stacy
    October 19, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    The camper scene card is PERFECT – so warm.

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    Margarita Navarro-Rivera
    October 19, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Great cards!

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    Sue McRae
    October 19, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Your retro trailer and mouse card is so sweet!

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    Anne Sturgeon
    October 19, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    I really love the soft colors on the leaping deer. The Tree Farm is also one of my favorites. Love what you have done with it. TFS

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    Cathy
    October 19, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Lovely cards! Amazing release!

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    Carol K
    October 19, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    very pretty. . . .the deer card is stunning. . . love the blue

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    Katrina
    October 19, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    I like the cards. I noticed the snowman card has faded colors in upper corners, I think it’s an awesome idea. Gotta try it myself too.

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    Denise Gutshall
    October 19, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    What lovely cards! The leaping deer card is stunning and the tree farm card is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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    LaNell Taylor
    October 19, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    That little camper has to be the cutest. The reindeer card is just beautiful. Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration. This is a great release. My pocketbook is a little thinner.

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    Carolynn Wilson
    October 19, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Wow! that first card- breathtaking!! And how adorable is your sweet Tree Farmer!

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    Jennifer Turner
    October 19, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Such sweet cards!

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    Debbie V
    October 19, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    The O Christmas Tree card made me smile…..BIG!
    Such a delightful card!

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    bev p
    October 20, 2016 at 2:35 am

    The color choice for the deer was a surprise==a very lovely one! Second card is just so much fun. I do love the smell of a fresh tree, but can’t do it any more after losing a friend in a Christmas tree fire. (Don’t mean to put a damper on your Christmas, but PLEASE be super extra careful!!!

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    FeM
    October 20, 2016 at 6:41 am

    Nice cards. I like the simplicity of the deer card.

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    Viki
    October 20, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Beautiful cards!

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    Amy Ames
    October 20, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Keeway your cards are always amazing and these are also!! The watercoloring on your first is just stunning!! But I’m so in love with your second made with the tree farm stamp set!! It’s so adorable. That is definitely my favorite from this release 😊

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    Judie Attard
    October 20, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Beautiful cards and colouring!!!

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    Patty
    October 20, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Love your cards. So pretty.

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    Diane Martin
    October 20, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Your cards made me oohhh and aaahhh right out loud!! Just Beautiful.

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    Krissie
    October 20, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Your watercoloring is gorgeous and your designs are fabulous.

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    Ann
    October 20, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Oh my, your inspiration is wonderful. Now I feel like water coloring.

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    Pat from sd
    October 20, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Your cards are amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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    Ashlee Diane
    October 20, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Your cards are wonderful!!! Love them and this new release:)

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    Gwen
    October 20, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Love your cards so much! Soooo pretty AND adorable!

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    Angela Person
    October 20, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Super amazing cards!

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    Carolyn S
    October 20, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    The camper and mouse are super cute but I am totally in love with the leaping deer and that gorgeous watercolor background! I am a first time visitor to your blog and I will definitely be back. Your designs are amazing!

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    Stef Perry
    October 20, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Great watercoloring on each card and I love both designs. Goregeous!!

    And yes, I too look forward to the smell of a fir tree filing our home in a few weeks! It’s the best!

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    Mary-Anne V.
    October 20, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    What great cards. I especially like the use of the negative space on the first card.

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    Mary-Anne V.
    October 20, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    What great cards. I especially like the use of the negative space on the first card.

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    Jill C
    October 20, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Great cards! The 2nd card made me ready to look for a tree!

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    Diane H
    October 20, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Cute little trailer and critter card. The Leaping Deer is elegance and simplicity combined. Love both cards.

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    Lisascreativeniche
    October 20, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    The se are gorgeous! Love the glitter!

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    erica b
    October 20, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Love the deer card with the watercolor wash.So pretty

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    Oliev
    October 21, 2016 at 3:48 am

    Beautiful cards!

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    Lisa bzibziak
    October 21, 2016 at 7:21 am

    Beautiful and adorable! Love!!

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    Shirley N
    October 21, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Your watercolor wash background is so beautiful! Love your silver sentiment with your deer cutout. Great design!

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    Clara K
    October 21, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    The bold sentiments are great for CAS cards and you really made it stand out against the blue background. The cut out of the deer silhouette is so smart. I love the cuteness of your second card. Such a great new release.

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    Stephanie Ferreira
    October 21, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Love the water color look for the reindeer card and love the Christmas Farm card. It’s sweet. Thank you for your ideas.

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    Lindarub
    October 21, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Love the watercolor background for the deer.

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    Debbie Anemaet
    October 21, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Beautiful job on the cards, Keeway! I especially love the deer card- your watercoloring is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

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    Zelda
    October 21, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Great cards! The deer card with the gorgeous background is wonderful.

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    Donna Bowman
    October 21, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Gorgeous cards!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    JOANN USEY
    October 21, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    I love the leaping deer card – very clever technique with the coloring then die cutting the deer away – beautiful!

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    Liz O
    October 21, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Lovely cards Keeway! Thsnk you for the inspiration! Have a wonderful day!

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    Martha Berry
    October 21, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Awww, that little mousie has picked out his tree! So cute! That tree farm set is so whimsical. I love how one card is so fun and the Peace card so serene and elegant! Thanks for sharing your ideas:)

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    Teena
    October 21, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Wow! Love what you did with the negative space deer!!!

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    Kathy BM
    October 22, 2016 at 1:21 am

    Love the pretty, tranquil colours you have used on the deer card. The Peace sentiment is very appropriate.

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    Sandy Small
    October 22, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Nice cards! The blue wash with the deer cutout is so elegant! And the colors in the Christmas tree card are very warm and homey. Thanks for sharing!

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    Haejin Kang
    October 22, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    That blue background is gorgeous!!!! 🙂

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    Diane Bakehouse
    October 22, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    I love your two quite different style cards. One elegant and peaceful, the other fun and whimsical. What a great release with something for everyone.

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    Angie Linton
    October 22, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Great cards!

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    Ronny
    October 22, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Super cards, love the deer die and the tree farm stamps.

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    Kari VanNoy
    October 23, 2016 at 12:00 am

    So so good! I love the calm peaceful deer card! The glittery peace die is perfect. And your second card is so dreamy and fun!

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    Donna
    October 23, 2016 at 4:48 am

    Your coloring is always superb! The first card is so ethereal. The silver aentiment has just the right amount of glitter to not break the peaceful feel of the card.

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    Majda
    October 23, 2016 at 5:32 am

    This is so beautiful! Love your both cards!

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    Christy Q
    October 23, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Wow, both of your cards are stunning!! I love the watercolored wash you did on the first card – the sentiment truly does stand out against it. The second card is just super sweet and vintage-y with the colors you chose and they bring back sweet memories of going to the Christmas tree farm.

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    Ronda
    October 23, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Lovin this release by Ellen Hutson. Thank you for an opportunity to win.

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    Thordis
    October 23, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Amazing cards! Love them both 🙂

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    Heather DePasquale
    October 23, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Beautiful cards! Great ideas! I love the reverse die cut. Thanks for sharing!

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    Becs Attwood
    October 23, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Such beautiful cards – the Tree Farm scene is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

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    Eileen M
    October 23, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Oh, I love the leaping deer card, it is so pretty! And the water color tree farm card is just adorable! Thank you!

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    Ann
    October 23, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Adorable cards, love your coloring on both and great new releases.

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    Kris in Alaska
    October 23, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Perfect! I love it!

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    jean marmo
    October 24, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Delightful cards! So many great details!

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    Angie Hall
    October 24, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    I’m glad you will get a second card using the die cut deer. Both cards are inspiring. Thanks

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    Kate B
    October 24, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Fantastic cards & coloring!

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    Glorie
    October 24, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Jennifer L.
    October 24, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    The deer card is perfectly lovely!

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    Donna
    October 24, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Such sweet cards!

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    Maria Wicks
    October 25, 2016 at 2:40 am

    Beautiful cards! I love the deer card, it’s so elegant and gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

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    Marianne
    October 25, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Wonderful cards. Love the soft and pretty deer card, and your second card is so fun and whimsical.

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    Kanan Pandya
    October 25, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Beautiful cards!! The first one is so pretty with the soft watercolor effect and the second one is just too adorable. Thank you. 🙂

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    Larissa Heskett
    October 25, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    SQUEAL!! LOVING the New Release and the AMAZING Inspiration!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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