Monday, April 23, 2018

2018 Mega Sponsor Spring Blog Hop

2018 Mega Sponsor Spring Blog Hop Begins Today!

Hello Stamping Fans!

Today, we are excited to kickoff the Mega Sponsor Spring Blog Hop! You might have seen some "coming soon" posts and the day is finally here! We have partnered with 17 other stamp and papercraft companies to do a special blog hop and will be giving away 18 prizes to 18 lucky winners!

Blog hop begins today, April 23 12 noon EST
Ends Friday, May 4 12 midnight EST
Winners announced: Friday May 11, 12 noon EST

Here's how you enter:
1) Follow this blog and each participating sponsor in the hop

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2) Comment at each blog stop

We would love to know your favorite spring stamp set! Can be from any stamp company!



2018 Mega Sponsor Blog Hop


We also wanted to give away some special blog candy for stopping by today!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

*You can enter by signing in with your Facebook account or email address. If using Facebook, be aware we will be contacting winners through the email linked to their account.

For our special blog hop today, our DT Jil Lebel is sharing some spring inspiration!

It's finally starting to feel like Spring here in Florida. That's unusual because it's usually hot here by now. I'm not complaining because I love it when it's warm with cooler evenings. I've been enjoying having a reason to finally create Spring cards. Today I used Cottage and Die Set 4746 with WC Sentiments Set 4903 for my card.

I stamped the cottage onto Bristol paper using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. Then I lined up the matching dies for the window and door and cut them with my die cut machine. I wanted my card to look Springy, so I kept my colors very light. I colored the entire image in two layers of color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers spreading the color out with a brush. Once everything was dry, I cut the cottage out with my detail scissors. I cut the fence from the WC Fence Die 4967 from Bristol paper and colored it with the English Lavender marker and set it aside to dry. I stamped Happiness grows from the WC Sentiments Set 4903 onto a cloud die cut from Bristol paper with Onyx Black Versafine Ink.


For the grass, I colored my Olive Green Marvy LePlume II marker onto a Watercolor Palette and used a brush to add color to the bottom of a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper. I used Prussian Blue from the Watercolor Palette and my brush to add cloud shapes along the top of the paper. I attached a piece of Kioshi paper from Basic Gray to my note card before I attached the piece of Canson paper to it with foam tape. I added in some tiny punched flowers from patterned paper scraps then added gems to their centers. 


Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers Used :
Duck - Yellow, Tea Rose
Stones - Blue Gray, Beige
House - Pale Dawn Gray, Haze Blue, Tea Rose, S. Almond Pink, English Lavender

Thanks for stopping by and Have a Great Day!


Thank you Jil for that fabulous project!

Thanks for joining the Mega Sponsor Blog Hop! Make sure to leave a comment below with your favorite spring stamp set, and then hop over to our industry besties, Rick and Kelley at ...
Our Daily Bread

Happy Stamping!

226 comments:

  1. How cute is that card!! Very creative. Love the cottage look. It would be an easy stamp to also watercolor!

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  2. Love all the detail to your stamps. Big AI fan!

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  3. This card is so cute, love the color of the roof.

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  4. This flowers on fence are sooo cute:)

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  5. Beautiful card! It is hard to pick just one favorite when there are so many.

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  6. Very cute card! Bring on spring....I am so ready!

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  7. Very Springy card! Love the duck weather vane!

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  8. I love the watercolor collection. So excited to take the class at scrapbook convention.

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  9. Love the little cottage card! Happy spring!

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  10. Adorable! The cottage is so cute. I love t ghe colors you used. Thanks for sponsoring the hop!

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  11. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create.

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  12. Love the cottage card I am big fan of art impressions water color stamps love them.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have blessed day!
    Kimberly

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  13. Favorite spring stamp wishing well water color

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  14. Love the watercolor on the cottage roof! My favorite stamp(s) are your Girlfriends stamps. They make me SMILE! :)

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  15. Cute cottage. Love the shingles

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  16. Such a great card. I love the AI products. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  17. Lovely creation.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  18. LOVE AI stamps! I took one of your classes last year at the Scrapbook Expo in Orlando - really really great class! I love this cottage stamp - is it new? I haven't seen it before.

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  19. Such a cute cottage!!! And the colors are fabulous!!

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  20. Absolutely awe inspiring card! I really like the warmth of the cottage.
    Looking forward to seeing more of your products.

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  21. That cottage stamp is so cute!

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  22. Such a pretty card! The colors and design are lovely.

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  23. This cottage is PERFECT and your card is very pretty !! :)

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  24. Lovely cottage set. Very pretty card.

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  25. Cute cottage! Reminds me of a candy decorated gingerbread house!!

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  26. Beautiful card. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  27. Love all the stamps!! Great card Jil!

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  28. Thank you for the inspirations and blog hop!

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  29. Sweet card. Spring is nice in Florida. Thanks for sharing...

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  30. Cute card and thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. What a beautiful card, amazing details! Thanks for your participation in this fun blog hop and your generosity.

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  32. Beautiful card and details. Thank you

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  33. Very cute card, wonderful coloring on it. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win. I'd have to say my favorite stamp set thus far in my card making/stamping journey is my monogram stamp(s) from Concord and 9th, but asking me to pick a favorite is like asking me to pick a favorite child and I have twins :)

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  35. Very cute card, love all the color.
    Thanks for sharing
    Ang

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  36. Such a cute card, I also love Watercolor Wednesdays.

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  37. Очень красивая открытка! Красивое сочетание цветов.

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  38. Love the cottage! My favourite spring stamp... gee there are too many of them to pick just one! :)

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  39. Love that cottage, so much detail.

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  40. Love this cute house. Almost like a fairy-tale. Getting lots of your stamps and having a ball making watercolor cards. Anxious to go to Novi, Mi. to take one of your classes. Edna B.

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  41. What a cute card, love it! Favorite? You've got to be kidding!

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  42. What a sweet little cottage! I especially love the shutters and the soft colors. You rock!

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  43. Love this cottage and love the colors!

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  44. Super pretty - I love your color choices and shading!

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  45. Love this charming scene! Darling card!

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  46. I love how you colored the shutters and the curtains in the windows behind. I also liked the roof. It made me think of Necco wafers on a gingerbread house...yummy!

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  47. What a sweet springy house! I agree those colors do look like necco wafers.

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  48. What a SWEET little house! I LOVE the little Necco type shingle roof! LOL (I see now, I am not the only one thinking this! ) A VERY SWEET IMAGE, & I ALWAYS SMILE when I see your images! ;)

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  49. Such a beautiful little cottage! Love this card.

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  50. Thanks for the chances to win!

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  51. This is such a charming card! I love the colorful tiles on the cottage. Thanks for participating in this inspiring hop.

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  52. Darling card. That cottage is so sweet. Love this ♥

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  53. Oh, I really like this. I love pastel colors.

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  54. I love, love, love everything about Art Impressions. Bonnie makes the cutest stamps. This card is so cute.

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  55. Your blog makes me smile, love the houses

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  56. New to Watercoloring the Art Impressions way since last year. I love any of the watercolor projects, but have especially enjoying the spring flowers showing up in the design teams projects after an especially long winter!

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  57. Love this cute little scene!

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  58. Very colorful house and fence..thanks for sharing.

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  59. I love the watercolour used on this card. You have a created a lovely scene.

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  60. What an awesome card! Perfect for so many occasions. I would love to color that house, especially the shingles!! ♥

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  61. SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! Such AMAZING Coloring!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! <3

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  62. Hello! I can't say which spring stamp set is my favorite. I love the circle tri-fold cards. I own many of your stamps and stamp sets and started buying the dies that match. Your company continues to lead the industry in new ideas and designs.

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  63. What a cute house! Beautifully colored.

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  64. What a beautiful card, love the design! Thank you for participating in this blog hop, and being one of the sponsors!

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  65. Now I have come across a sweet little cottage where i will take a much needed rest after counting all the bunnies i saw while i was flying a beautifully colored kite and eating cherries at the end of a rainbow in the sunshne. Writing these comments have made me sealiously tired!!!

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  66. Your card is lovely - the coloring is great - makes me want to get out my markers

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  67. Such a cute little cottage, right out of a story book. Love it !

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  68. I love you watercolor series. So pretty!

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  69. I love all the detail on this stamp. Wow! This card is adorable!

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  70. Such a pretty card! Love the color choices.
    Gotta love AI for all the fun designs...I especially love all the coffee themed ones.

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  71. That is such a pretty card!!. The cottage is adorable!

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  72. Wow! What a gorgeous card!!!
    Follow your blog through Bloglovin'.

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  73. What a gorgeous little house. Love the garden.

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  74. I so love the watercoloring, I'm addicted.

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  75. I love the cottage with the picket fence. Very well done and very cute.

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  76. Love your card & color choices-so pretty!!!

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  77. So nice. I need to work on my color blending skills.

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  78. Oh my gosh! This is so cute! Love this little cottage!!

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  79. I think your stamps and dies are great! I ALWAYS find ones I really like and this cottage is one of them! Great card!

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  80. Love the duck on the roof and the cute little fence, so charming!!

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  81. I don't know about my favorite stamp set, but my favorite spring stamp is "A day spent window." Actually, I love several of the window stamps, so maybe that's my favorite set.

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  82. Love that cottage, and the coloring is beautiful. Great card.

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  83. Love the shingles and the gem for the door knob!!

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  84. LOVE LOVE LOVE this house. The roof is stone details are wonderful. Great work.

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  85. Beautiful cottage. It turned out wonderfully.

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  86. Cute card! Loving the textured look.

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  87. You are my absolute favorite stamp company!! You have it all...lovely scene builder, beautiful watercolor, sassy, somber and funny. Today's cards are lovely.

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  88. Very sweet cottage card. My favorite Spring set is ME's, Bunnies. Off topic, just learned that you are in Salem? I'm in Myrtle Point. We're practically neighbors.

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  89. Love Jil’s lovely card. Your stamps are always so cute and clever. I love them!

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  90. Always a pleasure to see what you're coloring and enjoying the results.

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  91. What a cute cottage! Love the design and the little details that pull the card together. The little duck is very sweet. Thanks for sharing your creative card idea!

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  92. I'm new to your blog and just subscribed, but I'm not new to your wonderful stamps. They are fantastic!!!! This card is lovely!!! The cottage is so sweet!!!

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  93. That's a lovely card! My fav spring stamp is Spring Birds from YNS :)

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  94. The Waterfall collection is my favourite.

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  95. What an amazing card. Love the house with that door. The fence looks great with the sweet flowers... such a happy card!

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  96. That is one beautiful card - the coloring is amazing! My current favorite stamp set for spring is Elle's Studio Happy Moments - it's an Easter set, full of bunnies and happy sentiments!

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  97. I love the color palette on the card and the stamp set has so many possibilities.

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  98. Wow what awesome companies banning together for this hop, so much crafting to be done!

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  99. This is so adorable! I love the colors in the little house!

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  100. I would love to live in that sweet cottage. I love how your instructions are really clear on your stamp and die sets. Super fun and nicely done...

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  101. LOVE THE COTTAGE AND THE COLORS ARE SO NICE. iT'S LIKE ONE CAN IMAGINE LIVING IN.
    MY FAVORITE SPRING STAMP SET IS Toadally Awesome BY LAWN FAWN. But all of these companies are AWESOME , I would purchase a stamp set or die from any of these companies

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  102. I follow you on Blogger. I love your stamps. The watercolor stamps are so beautiful. My favorites are the Sassy ladies. Thanks for sponsoring the hop.

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  103. Love this set reminds me of a fairytale cottage.

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  104. I love how you have the whimsical side and more serious side available as well as all the nature and peaceful and serene sets as well. You have such an amazing selection that you can't go wrong.

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  105. Wish I could live in your beautiful cottage!

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  106. Love the card, I follow you on several different sites. I love your water coloring stamps. I really do not have a lot of new stamps for spring so could not tell you my favorite.

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  107. Love the colors - cute card! Thanks for sharing!

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  108. How creative! Love this little cottage! I already follow your blog!

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  109. I have always loved your stamps and have many but not the new ones! Thx for the chance to win.

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  110. What a pretty card. I really like that white picket fence. I am so ready for Spring and this blog hop is so much fun. Thanks for sharing :)

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  111. Love this but nothing can surpass the landscape elements for water coloring in my mind.

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  112. I love the Cottage Circlet stamp and die set. I have the birthday circlet and love it. I have quite a few on my list of got-to-haves. :D

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  113. Looking to get my hands on one of the Anniversary Couples - so adorable! The cottage is really sweet too - thanks for sharing!

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  114. This card is just gorgeous! I love all your stamps, but my current favourites at the Circlet Mini Tryfold card sets. They are soooo much fun to play with! I love to keep up with the news on your fb page!

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  115. Such a pretty card. I follow you with bloglovin.

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  116. Very nice card. Really detailed and yet simple!

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  117. Love the cute cottage card. I'm looking forward to all the floral stamps this spring. I follow Art Impression Stamps on Feedly. Thanks for sponsoring this awesome hop!

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  118. such an enchanting little home with beautiful colors! I wouldn't mind living here in real life! GORGEOUS! ♥

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  119. So many details to keep your eyes busy.

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  120. Cute stamps. I would love to play with them.

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  121. I love the house and the colorful roof! Great project and gorgeous stamps.

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  122. Precious cards. That little cottage is adorable. I love the colors.

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  123. Love the detail in this card, so cute!

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  124. Wow!! That is sooo nice and a great way to showcase the cottage set!!!

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  125. So far my fav spring set is Birdie Brown Rain or Shine over at MFT (no offense, but you asked no matter whose lol). But I love all the stamp companies and am too embarrassed to say how many sets I own from everyone. PS PLEASE let us know WHERE the winners will be announced. Thanks so much ♥

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    1. OOoops - and I LOVE the way the roof of the cottage is painted. Holy smokes it is gorgeous! And the rocks along the bottom of the cottage.

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  126. I love the colors chosen for this card ! It looks so peaceful and springy !

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  127. I love this super cute house the extra details really make it stand out.

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  128. So many fun details in this house. Great colors too. I love the florals- can’t never have too many.

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  129. That's the cutest card...love the pretty colors and all the detail of the stamp!!

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  130. I have so many of your stamps...love them!!!

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  131. My favorite spring stamp set is My Favorite Things All About Mom

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  132. Lovely card! It certainly makes you feel happy.

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  133. Cute Card - it would make a great house warming card!

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  134. love your card! I am so excited exploring your stamps. My favorite spring stamp set is beautiful day by Simon says stamp. Thanks for this wonderful blog hop.

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  135. Very sweet spring card. I don't have a fave spring stamp set, though I do love using floral stamps this time of the year.

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  136. Beautiful house on
    this lovely card.
    Carla from Utah

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  137. Not exactly Spring,
    but I love the
    Mouse slider set.
    Carla from Utah

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  138. Cute card - love the little duck on the weathervane! I'm interested in your watercoloring stamp sets. They seem like a great way to get started into the medium. My current favorite stamp set is Heart Spots by Reverse Confetti.

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  139. My favorite Spring stamp set is Girlfriends Petal Pushers. Adorable cottage house card!

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  140. I really need to work on my coloring. This is beautiful!

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  141. I love that little cottage. Having
    a die and stamp together is a great
    idea. The shingles on the house
    look like little pieces of candy.
    The coloring is fantastic.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  142. Another fabulous card using AI product. Just love it.

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  143. This looks like the comfiest house to live in. Perfect for a good cuppa tea and a long book. :)

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  144. You rock our stamping world and this 3D cottage is just one reason! Fabulous coloring and design. LOve your new "wing" stamps that are so hilarious!!

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  145. That little house is so cute. Beautiful coloring as well.

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  146. My favorite spring stamp set are the roses from Altenew, but I love so many new things from the list in this hop. This card is darling. Love the coloring and design. Just lovely.

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  147. My favorite spring stamp set currently is Rain or Shine from MFT by Birdie Brown...probably because I'm from Seattle:)

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  148. Love the cute cottage in the springtime!

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  149. Such a cute card! I could never pick a favorite spring stamp set - I love them all!

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  150. Art Impressions thank you for this opportunity. Jil this is a lovely card thank you for sharing. I follow Art Impressions on Instagram.

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  151. Oh my gosh, Jil! I am your biggest fan. I love everything you touch!! Spectacular!!!

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  152. I love your images!! I just got into the watercolor line! Can those be my favorite spring stamps? I love the old truck and the wishing well; the critters are so cute, along with the bunnies, kitties and puppies!! LOL! I follow you everywhere I can!

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  153. WOW!!! What a wonderful design.. Love the beautiful scene you have created.. Thanks for sharing!! Hugsxx Deepti

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  154. What a great card! Love the homey feel. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  155. Wonderful set! This would make a fantastic welcome to your new home card.

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