Altenew May 2017 Release Blog Hop

Hello! And welcome to my stop in the Altenew May 2017 Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Erum’s blog, however if you need a map, a full list of the blog hop is listed below.

How exciting it must have been to seen the full reveal of the May 2017 Release on the Altenew blog yesterday! I hope to inspire and help with some of your wish list decision in my projects today.

Let’s start with the new Halftone Everything sentiment set! I love the focus on the word ‘everything’  and all the various phrases associated with everything. I just had to match the halftone sentiment with the halftone stencil! Why not right? With the stencil, I blended in Dusk, Ocean Waves, and Sea Glass Altenew inks.

I then stamped the word ‘everything’ in Moon Rock Altenew ink, and die cut the word out with coordinating dies. I then heat embossed the remainder of the sentiment ‘you do rocks!’ in white embossing powder onto Navy Cardstock. Did you see the new Altenew embossing powders?

I adhered both pieces of my sentiment with foam tape for a little elevation, and intentionally slanted the 2nd line. Another card for my shortstacked masculine cards!


Next up, is the absolutely stunning Enchanted Iris stamp set. The detail of these flowers are just gorgeous. I stamped and then colored them with copic markers, and die cut them out of coordinating dies.

I kept the background simple by blending in Peacock Feathers and Broken China distress inks, finished with some splatter. The turqouise help bring out the purple iris.

I finished the card with the sentiment from the same stamp set, heat embossed in silver in the top right corner.


Last up is a card featuring the new Halftone Hearts stamp set. The design of this card was a bit experimental to me. I knew I wanted to create this fun background with these halftone hearts, but I wanted to also see how they layer when I stamped floral images on top of them!

I brought a classic Altenew stamp set, Painted Flowers, to work with my idea. I first stamped the outlined images in black, and then went back and stamped the leaves in Frayed Leaf and the flowers in Warm Sunshine inks. I then used the Warm Sunshine ink to add a little splatter to finish.

I wanted a large sentiment, so I also reached for another classic sentiment stamp set, Super Script, and stamped it in the same Lavender Fields ink that I used in one of my hearts. I die cut the word out with coordinating dies and adhered it to my card with foam tape.


Thank you for visiting the my stop in the hop! Head on over to your next stop, Eunyoung’s blog!




To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, June 1st at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, June 3rd.

There’s more! I will also draw a winner from my blog to win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew. Please comment on my blog by Thursday, March 16th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance win. The winner will be announced on my blog on Friday, June 2nd.

Blog Hop List

Jennifer McGuire
Virginia Lu
Lilith Eeckels
Nina-Marie Trapani
Svitlana Shayevich
Laura Bassen
Raquel Bowman
Joni Andaya
May Sukyong Park
Lydia Evans
TaeEun Yoo
Marika Rahtu
Lisa Spangler
Nicole Picadura
Yoonsun Hur
Amy Sheffer
Therese Calvird
Debby Hughes
Carissa Wiley
Flora Monika Farkas
Erum Tasneem
Keeway Tsao
Eunyoung Lee
Sveta Fotinia
Agnieszka Malyszek

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    Debbie Rumpza says:

    Great cards! I love the colors on your Iris card.

  • 4
    Pat Swearingen says:

    great cards

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  • 6
    Annette says:

    Making my way through this blog hop has convinced me that the iris stamp would be a fun purchase. Great cards!

  • 7
    Sharon O says:

    Beautiful, simple cards! Love those irises!

  • 8
    Yolanda says:

    A never ending supply of beautiful cards and inspiration.

  • 9
    Melinda says:

    I love your vibrant colors. Great designs!

  • 10
    Sabrina Fioretti says:

    Totally awesome creations and a gorgeous release!

  • 11
    Sandra Colebank says:

    Great cards. Love the iris stamp

  • 12
    Aneta says:

    Fantastic cards!

  • 13

    All your cards are fabulous !!! Absolute beauty , espc for the Iris

  • 14
    Daria Zender says:

    Beautiful cards! The colors on the iris card are just fabulous. I love that you combine new and old on the final card.

  • 15
    Donna Ligon says:

    very pretty. I love your colors

  • 16
    lindsay w says:

    Love your cards, thanks for sharing!!

  • 17
    Janet says:

    These cards are gorgeous, beautiful color choices!

  • 18
    Sharon A Hensen says:

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards!

  • 19
    joy meadows says:

    The iris stamp is my favorite and your card is gorgeous.

  • 20
    Donna Gourley says:

    Thanks for sharing your cards today. I love the iris card the best. Another great Altenew release.

  • 21
    Isabelle says:

    Very colorful and happy cards !

  • 22
    Laurie G says:

    Love those bright, happy colors, Keeway!

  • 23

    Great cards. Those halftone hearts are awesome. Love your projects.

  • 24
    Haris says:

    Your cards are adorable!

  • 25
    Tami G says:

    Every card is so full of beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.

  • 26
    Deepa Lakshman says:

    I am just salivating over your cards. I love the enchanted iris a lot.

  • 27
    SabineVDK says:

    Awesome cards!!! I love this release.

  • 28
    Dee Earnshaw says:

    Wow your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration:)

  • 29
    Jodi C. says:

    Another breathtaking Iris….everyone on this hop is amazing (and making me want that stamp😊). Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.

  • 30

    Wonderful cards! Love them!

  • 31
    Tracy Bourdon-Thomas says:

    Okay I think I have come to the realization that I have to buy some of the stamps and embossing powders from this release. I and seriously loving the iris card, TFS

  • 32
    Crystal B. says:

    Love your cards…bright , happy and beautiful !

  • 33
    barbara lassiter says:

    Beautiful cards and I especially love the celebrate card.

  • 34
    Anne B says:

    Great cards! Love the iris.

  • 35
    Carol Eshleman says:

    Your cards are always so amazing. Altenew sure put out a wonderful new release. I can not wait to order something. Stamps, dies, powders, so many decisions. I especially have my eye on that pearl powder. TYFS

  • 36
    Karen B. says:

    Absolutely gorgeous cards!

  • 37

    Beautiful cards … love the ombre dots.

  • 38
    Tara Prince says:

    All your cards are fabulous!!

  • 39
    Teri Ann says:

    MY! I’m fairly certain that I can’t choose one card as the best of those!!!

  • 40
    Nicole says:

    Lovely irises!

  • 41
    Suzanne Webb says:

    Beautiful cards, I love the effect of the flowers layered over the halftone hearts!

  • 42
    Janet D. says:

    Wonderful card designs!

  • 43
    Ildikó Pogány says:

    Lovely cards.

  • 44
    Cindy C. says:

    Charming projects!!

  • 45
    rpm1367 says:

    I am amazed at your talent!

  • 46
    Becca Yahrling says:

    Yep, even though I don’t do much coloring, I think I have to get the
    Enchanted Iris. It’s my Mom’s very favorite flower. So she won’t mind
    if it’s not colored as good as yours! lol Beautiful cards as always.

  • 47
    Meghan P. says:

    Such beautiful cards! Love how you combined the halftone background with the halftone everything stamp and die. but those halftone hearts with the florals is just stunning! TFS!

  • 48
    Sandy N. says:

    Your Enchanted Iris cards is absolutely gorgeous. Combining the turquoise background with the purple flowers did make the beautifully colored flowers stand out. This is a great released.

  • 49
    mary kozak says:

    great cards. I like the halftone sentiment with the stencil. great job on that. I had thought I didn’t like the halftone hearts, but I keep seeing great cards like yours that are changing my mind. tfs

  • 50
    Debs says:

    Stunning designs and colors.

  • 51
    Helen says:

    Three great cards, Keeway. You’ve showcased this new release so well. Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

  • 52
    Sue Smith says:

    Oh my gosh !! Fabulous cards. I especially like how you added the flowers to the hearts. Beautiful cards.

  • 53
    Elizabeth G says:

    Thanks for sharing some lovely cards, i love the colors used especially the blue ink colors.

  • 54
    Jan G. says:

    Very pretty cards. Thank you for sharing.

  • 55
    Carol Rossouw says:

    Wonderful cards! Another really lovely release. I especially love the Budding thanks set and those layering dies!

  • 56

    After doing this blog hop, my wish list just got a whole lot longer…such inspiring and lovely card!

  • 57
    Glorie says:

    The halftone hearts are growing on me! So many pretty projects made with it.

  • 58
    Linda K says:

    love these cards- especially the last one that includes the painted flowers set!

  • 59
    Betty says:

    love that blue background with the purple iris – really need that stamp set!!

  • 60
    Sonia W says:

    Great cards !! Love the colors that you used.

  • 61
    Kleri F says:

    Fabulous cards!The Iris is my favorite!

  • 62
    NatQuebec says:

    Beautiful cards, really love these heart stamps !

  • 63
    Lindar C says:

    I am so enjoying your cards, just beautiful!

  • 64
    Michele F says:

    Keeway … I just cannot get over how amazing your Irises are! guess which set went right into my basket?
    You are so right about those little Painted Flowers – you’ve shown they can really add a bit of a feminine touch to a very graphic design!

  • 65
    sharon l says:

    The halftone wold be great for a masculine card Each card is an original.

  • 66
    Abby says:

    Great cards!

  • 67

    These are all such fun cards! I really like your “Everything” card.

  • 68
    Melissa Friedrich says:

    Beautiful cards, the iris is beautiful and the halftone hearts with the classic painted flowers and super script celebrate looks awesome! I love the overstamped flowers!

  • 69
    Barbara Green says:

    Love the iris. The halftones are really nice.

  • 70
    Connie J Gregoire says:

    The iris is absolutely beautiful! Stunning card

  • 71
    Mary says:

    Just beautiful!

  • 72
    Natalie Godfrey says:

    OMG! Beautiful cards. Love the design and the colors.

  • 73
    Linda BL says:

    Beautiful iris card! Very elegant!

  • 74
    Beverly Sizemore says:

    Pretty cards and creative work!

  • 75
    Susie Moore says:

    Your cards today are very inspiring. I’m about to order many of the things you used today.

  • 76
    Janet Ingraham says:

    Lovely lovely shading

  • 77
    3kidmama says:

    What beautiful cards – I love the way you colored both the iris flowers and the background behind them – such an elegant card! Thank you for a fun blog stop today!

  • 78
    Barbara Walborn says:

    Love that iris stamp. Your coloring is smashing.

  • 79
    Clara says:

    Beautiful cards. I love how you layered the Halftone Hearts with the florals. so creative.

  • 80
    Brandi R says:

    Beautiful cards! The first one says it all. Always love your creations ♥

  • 81
    Christi Conley says:

    Such strikingly beautiful cards!

  • 82
    Tracy A says:

    The Enchanted Iris card is so pretty. I love the iris against the blue background.

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    sheron egolf says:

    You always have such beautiful cards! I love your style and your color choices.

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    Colleen Howell says:

    Great cards

  • 86
    DGolly says:

    Lovely, simply lovely.

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    Andrea Shell says:

    Fabulous cards! The iris card is gorgeous; I love the purple on that turquoise! The card with the halftone hearts is so cool; such wonderful inspiration!

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    stamping sue says:

    I absolutely love all the dots and that iris!
    stamping sue

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    Anna Boros says:

    Great cards!

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    Erika Zacchello says:

    these cards are beautiful!

  • 91
    Anna Starr says:

    I like how the halftoned heart over the solid images makes it look so pop art

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    Cynthia Cole says:

    Love your beautiful cards!

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    Valerija says:

    Awesome cards. I just love your iris.

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    Mary Holshouser says:

    The iris are fantastic.
    My daughter has lots of iris items
    as decorations in her kitchen.
    Going to have to get this stamp
    for her.
    Love the blue polka dots that
    fade away.
    thanks for sharing.

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    bev p says:

    Your experiment was a total success! I like the graphic feel and more masculine feel of the “everything” card, and the blue background for your irises is stunning. Well done all around. Thank you.

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    Holly S says:

    I love all your cards so much! I liked to see the older stamps mixed in with the new as well. Gorgeous inspiration.

  • 98

    Really like the blues you used for the Halftone card!

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    Marcie Lovett says:

    Such beautiful designs!

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    Deb Hudson says:

    I am loving the Iris! I probably would never have thought to stamp flowers onto the halftone hearts. It makes the card even more interesting.

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    Jacki says:

    Gorgeous cards, the coloring is beautiful & vibrant 🙂

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    Maureen McLaughlin says:

    Thankyou for your beautiful cards. Love the Irises, using the halftones and the spots.

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    Deborah Moss says:

    Thank you for sharing these fun and beautiful cards. I love this newest release from Altenew (my absolute favorite company/products), but it was a fun surprise to see Painted Flowers set being used with the Halftone Hearts.

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    Miriam Prantner says:

    Great cards! I love the stenciling on the first one, but my favorite is the last one, I love the combination of florals and those hearts!

  • 105
    Lindarub says:

    Love your iris card.

  • 106
    Mona L Armstrong says:

    Wow! How beautiful are your projects! Thank you for sharing!

  • 107
    Beth Holt says:

    Beautiful cards!

  • 108
    Carmela says:

    A gorgeous Iris card! My new favorite floral stamp. Just so pretty. Also love the ombre cards.

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    JaneenK says:

    perfect ombres

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    Sharon Taylor says:

    Wow! What beautiful cards! I love your style and the colours on all your cards are amazing. Thank you for the inspiration!

  • 111
    Heather Lynn says:

    Your irises are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  • 112
    Marie says:

    All your cards are lovely but I especially like the last one where you stamped the flowers on top of the half-tone hearts…a fantastic effect! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • 113
    Deborah Kaye says:

    Your cards are lovely. I like how you used the half tone hearts with the flowers.

  • 114
    Helen F. says:

    Stunning cards, Keeway! Love your coloring and pretty designs here!

  • 115
    Lesley S. says:

    The Iris stamp set is gorgeous, and I really like that you kept the colouring monochromatic and with some subtlety, which keeps the stamp outline quite visible.

  • 116
    sheron egolf says:

    I’m in love with the iris stamp and the coloring on your card is just stunning!

  • 117
    Kari VanNoy says:

    Completely gorgeous! I’m always inspired by your work!! I’m loving your Iris coloring and and halftone everything card is fabulous too!!

  • 118
    Theresa N says:

    Love the purple Iris

  • 119
    Linda F says:

    Wonderful cards. I think your experiment with the halftone hearts and flowers looks totally awesome.

  • 120
    Jeanne Beam says:

    Great cards. Love the iris and the halftone heart everything card. Thanks for sharing..

  • 121
    Terri (Blindstamper) says:

    Your cards are awesome!

  • 122
    Teresa Doyle says:

    WOW Keeway, these are amazing cards (as always!), of course how could you go wrong with your talent and Altenew’s products??? You have been very busy having fun with this release, if you ask me! A beautiful job on ALL of them!

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    Barb macaskill says:

    What a stunning trio of cards! I love all three of them but the Halftone Hearts is my absolute favorite! Love how you did the flowers inside the hearts! TFS!

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    Michelle H says:

    I think layering the flowers and halftone hearts was a brilliant idea. It brought a lot of interest to the card that wouldn’t have been there had you just put the hearts. Thank you for the creative inspiration.

  • 125
    Debbie Scassera says:

    Awesome cards. They’re very colorful and cheery.

  • 126
    Cyndi Morris says:

    The Enchanted Iris stamp set is beautiful. All your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 127
    Laura Jane says:

    Your Halftone hearts with he painted flowers is AMAZING!!

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    Lizzie T says:

    Amazing cards! I love the halftone hearts with the flowers over them – reminds me of pop art! very creative and fun!

  • 129
    Gilda (McStamper) says:

    Beautiful cards.

  • 130
    Rikki Morgan says:

    Loving this new release and your cards are beautiful.

  • 131

    Beautiful cards from an awesome release. Love all the inspiration.

  • 132
    nikki says:

    Great cards. Love the Iris and the halftone hearts. The whole release is awesome.

  • 133
    Pattie Hillenberg says:

    Great inspiration 😊

  • 134
    NC_Donna says:

    So, SO Pretty! Love your Iris card and that halftone dots background looks Amazing!

  • 135
    Guilbert says:

    Really beautiful. Though, my favorite stamp is the iris one !!!!

  • 136
    Sara says:

    These cards are amazing! You’re so good!!

  • 137

    So beautiful cards!

  • 138
    Krysta says:

    Beautiful cards!! Great colors!! You are really talented!!

  • 139

    Such beautiful inspiration!

  • 140
    Jennifer Lee says:

    I love the Iris stamp, love the look of the card. Love the ombre colors. Yay blue!!!!!

  • 141
    Annette Pearce says:

    Three great cards and all different. Loved the simplicity of the masculine card, the use colour in the last card, and felling smitten by that iris stamp – your iris card is so pretty. Thank you for sharing.

  • 142
    janet says:

    Beautiful work on your iris card card – love the blended background! Your halftime heart and painted rose card is so unique – LOVE it. Well done on combining these sets 😀

  • 143
    Stanlee Runner says:

    Great cards. Love the iris card.

  • 144
    Debbie Barba says:

    Beautiful cards! I love seeing all the different ways the Iris has been colored! Yours is beautiful! A must have for me! Such a great release and amazing blog hop! So much talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

  • 145
    Pam Dunbar says:

    All your cards are wonderful! Love the iris stamp. Your coloring is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  • 146
    Denise Bryant says:

    Gorgeous cards! Love the Halftone Hearts and that gorgeous iris set!

  • 147

    Beautiful cards! I love how you paired the colorful halftone hearts with the painted flowers stamps. A great look!

  • 148
    Rema DeLeeuw says:

    Awesome cards!

  • 149
    Laraine Randall says:

    Fabulous cards & fabulous release!

  • 150
    Jackie L says:

    Beautiful cards!!

  • 151
    Trish F says:

    Stunning! Thanks for sharing!

  • 152
    Diane B says:

    What a collections of gorgeous cards. Love the idea of stamping flowers over the halftone hearts. Great designs to showcase a great release.

  • 153
    D.Ann C says:

    Oh, my! Those lovely irises!! And that fab ombre background!!
    I also like the flowers on the halftone hearts. But… those irises!!!

  • 154
    Rebecca Ednie says:

    Your iris card is so pretty!

  • 155

    Very very gorgeous creations. Hugs Jo

  • 156

    Stunning cards!! They are all so beautiful.

  • 157
    Patty Eifert says:

    Outstanding cards!! I think your iris card is my favorite of the bunch!!

  • 158
    stacy s says:

    Love the halftone heart cards.

  • 159

    These are all beautiful! I love the mix of hearts and flowers on your one card!

  • 160
    Angela W says:

    Your orchids are beautiful! I wish I could pin them so I could remember them better!

  • 161
    Liz mcallister says:

    This release is totally amazing. That iris is just beautiful

  • 162

    Amazing cards. The halftone hearts over the flowers was brilliant! I also love the iris. I have to have that stamp set!

  • 163

    These are all awesome cards and I’m super impressed with the layering of the stamps on the last one! So unique and I love how it turned out 🙂

  • 164
    Maranda M. says:

    Such soothing, beautiful colors you’ve used to make these designs really stand out! Love it!

  • 165
    Dawn T says:

    totally awesome cards. I love the Irises and the last one with the Halftone hearts and roses is so inspiring

  • 166
    Jude says:

    Beautiful color choices. Love this!!!!!!

  • 167
    jennifer k says:

    All of your cards are fantastic! The halftone sentiment looks awesome with the halftone stencil and I love the ombre effect you created with the stencil as well. Your Iris card is gorgeous, you coloured the irises so beautifully and the background really enhances the irises.

  • 168
    RobiW says:

    These are all so, so beautiful! Love the halftone look, and the colors are perfect, especially on the iris.

  • 169
    Monika/buzsy says:

    Lovely cards Keeway. Such great layering with the hearts and painted flowers. The ombre halftone card is so cool!

  • 170
    Nana Griffin says:

    Oh my I just love the iris card. The purple and blue are so striking together.

  • 171
    Sue LD says:

    I like the variety of cards you created.

  • 172
    Susan O'H says:

    Three very different and beautiful cards! Great graphic design on the Everything card; beautiful soft color on the iris card. Great job!

  • 173
    francine says:

    I love that everything die. So versatile :).. Lovely cards..

  • 174
    Sue McRae says:

    Wonderful use of color on all your projects!

  • 175
    Jill Sharp says:

    Lovely cards. I am really enjoying this release and blog hop.

  • 176
    Rose J says:

    I love how you combined the halftone hearts & painted flowers together. Your iris card is so pretty.

  • 177

    Cute cards! Beautiful backgrounds.

  • 178
    Teresa Godines says:

    Fabulous cards. Thanks for sharing such beautiful inspiration

  • 179
    Stefanie White says:

    Great cards. I like how you mixed it up with some older sets. It’s a long blog hop and your cards stand out as they are a bit different! Thanks!

  • 180
    Lisa Jamieson says:

    Love your Everything card with the stencil and the pretty blue inks!

  • 181
    Riecy says:

    Lovely cards…

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    Rebecca says:

    Well you set out to inspire and you accomplished that! I like every single one of your cards – my wish list grew!

  • 184
    Maria B says:

    I like the shading of the stencil dots in your first card.

  • 185

    Beautiful selection of cards. Love the halftone circles.

  • 186
    Janet F. says:

    I really like how you layered the hearts and the flowers. Very pretty cards.

  • 187
    super stick chick says:

    Wonderful cards, love your colors.

  • 188
    Gail Plaskiewicz says:

    Wow, you did a whole bunch of cards and some that no one else did. I love your first card and how you did those dots. I love how you variegated the blue colors. Those sentiments are very cool. I may have to think about those.
    Your Iris looks so real! I swear I can feel the fuzz on the petals of the flowers through my computer! LOL I love that stamp and I think that is the one I want to get when I win. It has to be the best flower stamp.
    I have the circle stamps that looks just like the hearts. I love them! I love how you stamped the hearts over the flowers. That is different and very cool, and then you used some splatters for the background. What an amazing card! You even used my favorite color, yellow, and it’s not used enough as far as I’m concerned.
    Thanks for showing us your pretty cards and for giving us the chance to win something. I want that Iris stamp! LOL

  • 189
    Diane Maki says:

    Great cards! I like how you stamped the Halftone Hearts over solid color flowers……unexpected! Thanks for sharing.

  • 190
    MandaLJ says:

    Love the half-tone Everything with half-tone stencil! Inspired!

  • 191
    Angie Hall says:

    Thanks for showing us such beautiful ways the new products can shine. I like the different techniques yu used.

  • 192
    Nancy F says:

    beautiful cards. Once again .. I just love the Iris stamp set.. I know what I will have to order

  • 193
    Christy Borfitz says:

    Beautiful cards! I really like how you combined hearts and flowers on the Celebrate card!

  • 194
    Farhana S says:

    Lovely creations!

  • 195
    Kanan Pandya says:

    Beautiful cards!! Love the design of each one. Thank you so much for sharing it. 🙂

  • 196
    Lurdez Castello says:

    Love them all.

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