12.06.2013

Simon Says Stamp Valentine's 2014 Blog Hop and Giveaway!


HOLY WOW, BATMAN! Simon Says Stamp has an AMAZING new release for Valentine's Day this year! You are going to LOVE IT!!! I have two cards to share with you today using some of the new goodies along with a chance to win a $25 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store! Woot! Woot!!! If you came from Amy Kolling's blog, you are already on the right track! If not, you might want to head on over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog to start from the beginning!

I am also EXTRA excited because the fabulous Lizzie Anne Designs girls have collaborated with Simon Says Stamp for several stamp sets (and dies!) for this release!

Because You Are Awesome

ACK! Aren't these stamps awesome? And that super fun XOXO die? I used the Chalkboard Love set and it is just gorgeous! I layered the die cut over a simple white panel to create the background and then rocked the chalkboard technique for my banner. That really is my favorite technique! I just love the look!

Because you're Awesome (detail)

For my second card, I used the same stamp set and also pulled out some of the band new inks from Simon Says Stamp. These inks are so fabulous! I really love them! I kept this one super CAS, but I really like the layered colors.

Moments Together

Are you as in love with this new release as I am? Well, I have good news! One lucky commenter on EACH of the blogs in this hop will win a $25 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store! Simply leave a comment below to enter! The Giveaway closes at 6pm Eastern on 12 December.


Your next stop on the hop is the wonderfully inspiring Debby Hughes!  The complete hop order is below if you would like it!

Amy Kolling


You can find the products I used in the cards above in the links below.  Be sure to head on over to Simon Says Stamp to see the full Valentine's 2014 Release!







419 comments:

  1. Love the schoolhouse red and sea glass together!

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  2. hopping this morning, had to say how much I like that second card. the font is perfect and the faded blue heart is so interesting, like a watermark almost!

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  3. wow wee these are amazing.. clever designing..

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  4. Very fun cards. Love the chalkboard look.

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  5. Great card, so many cute new stamps/dies/stencils in this release. Can't wait!!

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  6. Love the first one I love the chalk board look so soft too and the second card is gorgeous with the pale heart in the background, gorgeous hugs Pops x

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  7. Great cards. Good job!

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  8. How clever the faint blue heart is on the second card:) I LIKE IT!!

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  9. Great cards - I am lovin' all the new products. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. The sentiments are so heartfelt, would love to get that set!

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  11. LOVE THE COMBINATION OF THE SCHOOLHOUSE RED AND THE CHALKBOARD!

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  12. This is my fave so far on the hop!

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  13. Great cards! The chalkboard card is so fun and I love the saying on the other.

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  14. love love the chalkboard stamp set and your color combos are awesome!!1 Thanks soo much for sharing:-)

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  15. Love the use of the die cut for your background. It took me a minute to figure out how you did it with the border. Great look! The stamp set looks marvelous too!

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  16. Great cards. I just love these sentiments. :)

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  17. *Swoon* - adore the chalkboard affect on the card!

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  18. Love these sentiment stamps and I love the chalkboard card!

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  19. Lovely cards love your design element on the1st card thanks

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  20. Just have to say...that first card is crazy cool and so unique!

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  21. WOW must have these materials so I can make these!

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  22. Sharon c. Your cards are great. I agree with you regarding the chalkboard stamps

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  23. Really love that XoXo border die! Really cute cards - TFS!!

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  24. Love the chalkboard look! Great cards!

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  25. Great cards!! love the XO design!!

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  26. Hey Jingle girl!!
    Awesome card :D
    TFS!

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  27. That second card stole my heart, love the color combo there.

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  28. Love both cards, especially your chalkboard panel on the first one...very cool!

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  29. I love the simplicity of the second card! Really beautiful.

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  30. Love the chalkboard effect with the rocking. Very clever!
    Cute cards!
    Thank you!

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  31. Love the blackboard look, and what you did with these stamps!

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  32. Loving the layered stamping on the second card; such a perfect color combo!

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  33. I love this chalkboard stamp set!

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  34. OMG I so love your chalkboard idea it's one of my favorite things and you sure created an awesome card with your ideas and techniques.
    GREAT JOB!!

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  35. Fantastic cards, Jennifer! Love the chalkboard tag!

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  36. I'm loving all the new things for Valentine's Day.

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  37. your colors and the XOXO die cut are super!

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  38. Love these new stamps and dies…Great cards with them!
    ~God bless~

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  39. Love how you did the shadowing on the chalkboard. Very nice job on your cards.

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  40. Two beautiful cards. Love the strong designs!

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  41. Nice use of stamps. Love the SSS new release.

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  42. These cards are wonderful! I am hopping along the heart trail and enjoying myself immensely!!

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  43. Great cards...love the chalkboard one!

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  44. I love this new chalkboardstamp set--awesome job!

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  45. Great job on both cards! The chalkboard effect card is fabulous!

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  46. Love your cards. I really like the color combination on your second card.

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  47. Yes, I am in love with all this goodness too! Great cards!

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  48. i love these sentiments! thanks for the chance to win!

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  49. Oh what wonderful cards! Loved seeing what you created with these fab new products!

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  50. The chalkboard card you created is fabulous! the sentiment looks 3d!

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  51. Love that chalkboard effect and the background die is superb!

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  52. so excited about the new designs. thanks

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  53. Fantastic cards! Love all the new products.
    Lynn

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  54. Beautiful projects, Jennifer! Love that amazing chalkboard effect - you nailed this!

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  55. Love the background die and chalkboard effect. So cool. Great release SSS!

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  56. Gorgeous cards! Love that chalk effect banner - it's breathtaking!

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  57. i love the chalkboard card! nice design

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  58. Gorgeous cards! I love the chalkboard technique!

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  59. Both cards are wonderful, but I LOVE the 2nd one! Simple, yet just so perfect!

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  60. Great chalkboard effects on these cards.

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  61. I love the way you used the heart shadow on the second card!

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  62. Amazing cards!! This is an awesome release!! The products are all must have!!

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  63. I love very much the first one with the chalkboard :-)

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  64. I'm really digging this chalkboard trend. Thanks for the idea.

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  65. Love the chalkboard look, too. Thanks for the "one stamp two ways" post!

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  66. Fun new products - great projects!

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  67. That chalkboard look is to die for!

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  68. Love the cards. The colors are great!

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  69. Excellent products , love the chalkboard effect

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  70. Great cards. I'm really loving all the new sentiments!

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  71. love the colors in the second and the design in the first!

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  72. These are 2 great cards! LOVED the first one, especially!

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  73. Love your cards. I love the XOXOX die! So much fun. I love the colors and layout of your second card.

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  74. Great cards! These new products are amazing! I would love to get my hands on ALL of them!

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  75. I just love your cards. I am also in love with chalkboard stamps. Gotta get me some.

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  76. lovely cards today thank you for sharing

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  77. Wonderful cards, Jennifer ... love the offset stamping on the chalkboard ... and the red and delicate aqua together are beautiful! Anita (in France) :)

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  78. Love both of your cards! This stamps set is so great!!!

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  79. Great cards!

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  80. Cool use of the chalkboard look!This new release is so awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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  81. ohmigoodness---these are so beautiful!

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  82. LOVING the AWESOME Card!! Such a FUN Release!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

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  83. Great looking
    cards. I like
    the xo background
    and the heart
    stamped over
    card.
    Carla from Utah

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  84. Queste cards sono semplicemente stupende!

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  85. Those colours on the second card look so good! And I love the background you've created on the chalkboard one. Very cool.

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  86. Love both your cards...so excited about the new release too!

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  87. Tha chalkboard stamp set is the best of all the release! Amazing.

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  88. Love both cards, and especially love the xoxo die, it's so fun!

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  89. Love the use of the xoxo die. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  90. Wow... love the blackboard stamp set... its so versatile...

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  91. Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  92. Wonderful cards! Your chalkboard effect looks so cool!

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  93. The chalkboard on the card is amazing! I really want to learn to do that.

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  94. very lovely with the chalkboard look
    thanks
    Holly

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  95. I love all the new products!!! Great cards too!

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  96. Awww! Chalkboard! Love it so much!

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  97. I really like the chalkboard look so this stamp set is wonderful.

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  98. Love all things dke related. Yum!

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  99. Love all things die related. Yum!

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  100. Definitely cards worthy of a good swoon. They are both great!

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  101. 2 great cards! love the hugs and kisses on the first one.
    Sandra ltb

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  102. Lovely! I love the chalkboard look!

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  103. Beautiful chalk board affect, someday I'm going to have to give it a try. I don't know what to order first.... Santa, feel free to surprise me! I've been extra good this year.

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  104. Gorgeous cards...love the sentiments!

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  105. Chalkboard technique … I could learn a thing or two from you. Just perfect cards!

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  106. Chalkboard! So cool! The stamps are so cool too!

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  107. Great card! I just love that font stamp as the highlight of the card. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  108. Like how you used the same stamp set on two different cards. The second one ismy fave.

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  109. Great cards, both. I love love love the chalkboard stamp set!

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  110. Love the chalkboard look of these stamps!

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  111. So many great stamps in this release! Fun! =)

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  112. Love the sentiments! Fantastic cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  113. Great cards- love the chalkboard details.

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  114. Great color combos and I like the chalkboard look.

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  115. Loving the colors you used in this! I am really tempted to leave my Stampin' Up and try the Simon Says. The coverage looks so much better!

    Thanks.

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  116. Again I really like the color schemes going on in this blog hop. There is such great inspiration around every corner.

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  117. Holy smokes, Jingle! You have had a rockin' Friday! The chalkboard on the graphic background is so fun, and the heart on the sentiment is just perfect.

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  118. Great cards! Love the chalkboard stamps! So fun!

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  119. Great cards! Love the chalkboard-type card!

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  120. Love the color combos on the cards.

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  121. Great cards! Love the layered look on the 2nd card.

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  122. I am in love with the first card! I am a sucker for the chalkboard look!

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  123. Love the chalkboard look and the stamps!

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  124. Great cards! That stamp set is my favourite of the new releases!

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  125. Fabulous cards! And they’re so different. Well done!

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  126. Fantastic release- can't decide which set I need first.

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  127. I'm trying to get through Christmas and SSS is focused on Valentine's Day already! Very cute card! Love the new products!

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  128. Wow, the chalkboard heart is jumping out - truly amazing cards!


    Penny H

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  129. Oooh! I love these! That chalk board look is stunning! And really love both of those subway art stamps!

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  130. Cute cards! So glad the "chalkboard" look is staying around! Love your stamping! TFS!!

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  131. Very cool effects on both cards! I love it!

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  132. Great cards! Like those sentiment stamps. TFS ;-)

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  133. Great cards! Love the design of the blue heart in the background!

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  134. Love the chalkboard panel on the first card! TFS

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  135. lovely cards! these chalkboard stamps are too fun!

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  136. Great designs! Can't wait to order some of these new products!

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  137. Love the chalkboard effect of this stampset!

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  138. very nice with all those xoxoxo great idea

    Helene

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  139. I am loving the new release - stencils, dies, inks . . . I want it all! YIKES! My wish list is growing and growing and growing . . .

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  140. Your cards are AWESOME! I LOVE the chalkboard stamps!

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  141. LOVE the color combo on the chalkboard card so much!

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  142. Beautiful cards! Love the chalkboard look!

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  143. Wow, its totaly amazing Valentine’s Love Card.
    http://www.journeymart.com/holidays-ideas/festivals/valentines-day.aspx

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  144. I agree! I love those stamps, really like both card ideas but the first is my fav, I think because I'm really liking that stamp!!

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  145. I like that banner die on your project

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  146. Such an amazing release! LOVE your second card!

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  147. Love that chalkboard sentiment...thanks so much for sharing!

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  148. I am in awe of all the talent gathered for this blog hop. Great job!

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  149. Great cards. I just love the new xo border die. What a great new collection. I love all the new stamps.

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  150. Wonderful cards and I love all the new products!

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  151. That XOXO die rocks! Thanks for sharing these wonderful cards with us!

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  152. Agreed...these stamps are awesome, and I love that xoxo die.

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  153. These are great and I love the layered colors on the second one!

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  154. Thank you for sharing your creativity. Both cards are great. I love the combination of bright red and pale aqua - so pretty! Thanks to SSS for sponsoring this blog hop. =^..^=

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  155. Love that 3D effect!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  156. Love the clack board card idea!

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  157. The blue on the second card is awesome! And you really did rock the chalkboard look!!

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  158. Awesome! Love the chalkboard and the simple blue heart on the second one.

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  159. Both cards are beautiful but I really like the chalkboard look.

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  160. Beautiful cards~ the first one is really lovely~

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  161. Love both cards and the sentiments are really great

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  162. Love your chalkboard technique. So cute.

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