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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Stamp of Approval Counting Blessings

Hold onto your seats because it's time for another Stamp of Approval Box from Catherine Pooler! 


Introducing Counting Blessings 
This Stamp of Approval box is called Counting Blessings and the contents really spoke to me!  In the best of times and even in the darkest of times we all have so much to be thankful for and I love being able to celebrate that through this beautiful stamping hobby!  This box made that easy!  I created so many cards it was hard to narrow down what to share today!

If you are unsure what the Stamp of Approval Box is, it is a quarterly hand picked, exclusive collection of products that were designed just for the box. The stamps, dies and other fun products in the Stamp of Approval Collection won’t be released for individual sale for several months over at the Catherine Pooler store.  Be sure to subscribe to the Wait List so you will be emailed the purchase link when the collection goes on sale on August 16th! These boxes do sell out quickly!  And last quarter they sold out in record time!

Good Things are Within Reach

For my first card I wanted to show how versatile these products are.  While they have a Fall-like theme, they can be used for so many other things!  On this first card I used one of my favorite products from the box called Geo Trio Stencil.

Jen Carter Good Things Hearts wm

I used the Counting Blessings: Geo Trio Stencil included in the box to sponge the black polka dots onto white cardstock.  I am a sucker for black & white backgrounds so I was super excited to create my own with this stencil. I love how the dots gradually get smaller as you go! I used the wonderful new Black Jack ink (and I do mean, if you don't have Catherine Pooler's ink you need to head to the store right now! It's the BEST!)


Jen Carter Good Things Hearts Closeup wm

For my panel I stamped a sentiment from the Counting Blessings: Good Things Stamp Set, also using Black Jack ink (it's a fabulous dark gray).  I think you'll love this stamp set as it has great sized sentiments for lots of occasions.  The little scroll at the bottom of the panel is also from this set.  For the hearts in the middle and bottom right hand corner I used dies from the  Counting Blessings: Tags, Etc die set.  


So Grateful
For this next card I went with a Fall theme and used a fun color scheme of All that Jazz (coming to the Catherine Pooler store soon), TiaraTutti Frutti & Grass Skirt inks.

Jen Carter So Grateful 2 wm


I started by creating the chevron piece down the side.  I used the Counting Blessings: Geo Trio Stencil again, sponging with Tiara ink.  I splashed some water on the strip to make the water marks.  I die cut the tag with the Counting Blessings: Tags, Etc die set.  Then I stamped the sentiments which are GORGEOUS with Tutti Frutti & Black Jack ink (did I mention that this ink is must have??  How did I ever live without it? 😊) from the Counting Blessings: Autumn Blessings stamp set.  There's lots of great mix & match sentiments in this set in a beautiful font. 


Jen Carter So Grateful Closeup wm

The leaves were stamped with the new Counting Blessings: Leaf Motifs stamp set. 

Keep Hopping!
To see more from this amazing collection, be sure to visit all of the designers who are posting today!

Catherine Pooler
Jen Carter (that's me!)

Also be sure to visit Catherine's blog on Monday & Tuesday for more sneak peeks from this collection.  And come back here on Wednesday, August 16th at 6PM for more projects from me as we celebrate Release Day!


Here's Your Chance to WIN!


Be sure to comment to win! One winner will be chosen at random from each day's comments and announced on August 17th on Catherine's blog. The winners will each win one of the Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval boxes and if you already purchased it, you will be issued a Gift Certificate worth $100 towards a future purchase!

Thank you so much for joining me today!

308 comments:

  1. Loving the new stencil! Hadn't noticed that the dots are graduated in size, and love that! Great cards and colors, I love CP inks!

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  2. Cards are wonderful and demonstrate the versatility of the collection beautifully.

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  3. Love your color choices on your So Grateful card with the tag!!

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  4. Can't wait to play with that stencil!

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  5. I love the grateful cards color combination.

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  6. Beautiful cards. love the grateful tag

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  7. Oh so cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I love the way you've mixed nontraditional fall colors and created awesome cards for anytime of the year!

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  9. Oh, I love polka dots!! What great cards, love them.

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  10. I really like stencils and now we get 3! Nice cards

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  11. Love, Love, Love❤️❤️❤️

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  12. Love the versatility of the stencil - so many options- what a great idea. Your cards are beautiful, love the color combinations

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  13. Always love your projects, these are fabulous!

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  14. Your projects are beautiful! I am in love with the leaves!

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  15. This collection has so much to offer in both tradition and non traditional cards. Your cards show that in the colors you used. I like that. The polka dot is my favorite....I LOVE black polka dots.

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  16. Fantastic cards! I love the colors you chose for the grateful card! This new SOA box really has it all!

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  17. Thank you for pointing out the difference in size for the GeoTrio stencil... what a fun little treat. Fall is my favorite time of year and I love the bright fun look of CP inks together.

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  18. Those leaves really are quite unique and they give such a po to the cards

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  19. Love your cards Jen. They are both great, but each different! Love them!

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  20. love your cards so much....great colors

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  21. Great cards Jen! Love the color combo of the last one - so different. And such a great graphic card - can't stop looking at it! And that little dot on those hearts - LOVE little details like that. :)

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  22. I really like what you did with these, and how you showed that these are more than just fall themed items. Love that stenciled polka dot background. And the hearts - I forgot that the little heart die-cut was included.

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  23. Beautiful cards, love your CAS design style!

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  24. Wow! Beautiful cards!!! Colors are simply gorgeous!!!

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  25. Love each of your cards! Your use of color and graphics really packs a punch. I struggle with creating more gender neutral and masculine cards. You have given me some great ideas for using this collection!

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  26. Both of your cards are fantastic, but the second I'd definitely my favorite! Love the beautiful script of grateful, the leaf stamps are adorable and your color theme is amazing! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  27. Jen, your cards are beautiful, love them!

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  28. Love your cards! Unique layouts and color combos!

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  29. Beautiful cards Jen!! I love how you have combined the products in the SOA!!

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  30. Thank you for giving us all a chance to win this beautiful box of fun goodies to make so many cards with. Please enter me! Thank you so much.

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  31. What a great all year round encouragement card!

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  32. Great cards. So many great elements. Wow!

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  33. Hi Jen ~ Beautiful cards and I love a B/W background....so classy. Love the bright, beautiful colors for your fall cards. Thanks for the inspiration!
    #kindnessmatters

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  35. Gorgeous cards! Your cards make this look exciting.

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  36. Beautiful card! Love your color combination!

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  37. Love the good things card. Gorgeous cards. Can't wait for my own.

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  38. I love CP's colors and you used them wonderfully.

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  39. Wow that stencil looks amazing and those new colours really pop

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  40. Love love love that first card! I purchased the Spring fling inks along with the previous SOA box and love them. It's just as with the wink of stella. Everyone is swooning over them, but it's not until you've tried them yourself that you fully appreciate why that is.

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  41. Love the colors you chose on the tag card!

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  42. Such fun cards. I didn't realize the dots got smaller on the geo trio stamp. What a neat affect. I love tbe crispness of the Leaf Motifs stamp set.

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  43. Great card ideas Jen. I love seeing all the ideas from the design team.

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  44. Wow! Awesome cards, Jennifer! I'm so glad you're joining us for this hop. :)

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  45. So beautiful...love those gorgeous leaves.

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  46. great cards and ideas. Love the way you incorporated the tag on the card

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  47. Great cards and beautiful colors!!

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  48. Beautiful! I can't wait to get the new SOA box

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  49. So inspirational and you show the versatility of this SOA.

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  50. I am in LOVE with this hearts card. I am so excited at how versatile the stamps are and I can't wait to get my box.

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  51. I am loving the leaves stamp. thanks for sharing your hard work. Love that these will be able to be used for all seasons.

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  52. Beautiful cards! Love this XOA box already!

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  53. Love your cards and ideas--especially the first with the black and white background! Fabulous!! Thanks for sharing on this great blog hop.

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  54. Love how you can be greatful any time!!love the tag!

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  55. Gorgeous cards Jen! I love how versatile these collections are! Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

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  57. Love the cards and colors! this box with the Catherine Pooler inks are a must!

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  58. The stencil is going to have so many uses. Love your projects!

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  59. Great cards! The colors just make me think end of summer!

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  60. Love to see what everyone is doing with the new set. Beautiful work!

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  61. The stencil is going to have so many uses. Love your projects!

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  62. Beautiful cards!!! I love the colors you used in the second card!!!

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  63. I love the dots from the stencil included in this month's Stamp of Approval collection. Your cards are very colorful! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  64. Wow. These are beautiful examples!!

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  65. These are fantastic!! Love the dotted stenciled background and the fun colors of the leaves - so cute!

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  66. The tag on your sec and card is so lively! Love it!

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  67. These cards are so bright and happy:).

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  68. I love the simplicity of these cards. So lovely!!

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  69. Very lovely cards! Great colors and stamps!

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  70. I agree those black dots on that white background is fabulous. I love the way they get smaller as they go up.

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  71. I LOVE your cards, especially the first one! Love the colors and I love hearts!

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  72. I love anything that includes a tag....hahaha Great job!

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  73. I love what you can do with the leaves. Fall is my favorite season and I love those nice Maple leaves!

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  74. Love how different these creations are from this collection, both beautiful especially love the bright colors and leaves.

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  75. I LOVE the polka dot back ground...love the cards!

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  76. Nice! I love the dots in decreasing sizes!

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  77. Love the color combination and the polka dots.

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  78. Jen, your cards cards are amazing and really show the versatility of this kit. CP inks really add that extra punch.

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  79. Like your cards! This is shaping up to be a great collection.

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  80. This set has my name on it. Beautiful examp,Es.

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  81. I love the first card, especially the hearts!

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  82. I can't wait to use that stencil!!!

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  83. Love the colors on the So Grateful card!

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  84. I love the black and white background!

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  85. Love the color combinations you used and great layouts !

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  86. Your cards are beautiful. I really love the colors and die cut tag on the "so grateful" card.

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  87. The SOA collections never disappoint! I'm totally in love with the geometric designs on the leave stamps. Yummy color schemes!

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  88. Both of these are so gorgeous! xxx

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  89. Lovely cards................and those colors are all gorgeous together! Well done......

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  90. love the black and white with the pop of colour

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  91. Jen, thanks for your super ideas and inspiration!

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  92. I love the vibrant colors. Happy cards.

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  93. Jen - these two cards are so pretty. I really like how colorful the Grateful card is. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  94. Stunning cards. Just love your cards

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  95. Love the colors. Awesome use of the tag die

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  96. ADORE that "Good Things are within Reach" card. I'm a sucker for polka dots and I love the little colorful hearts on top. What a great collections. I'm going to LOVE that stencil!

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  97. Awesome cards and love the colors.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  98. Beautiful cards. I especially love the color combo on your second card.

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  99. The So Grateful is my fav. Like the bold fall colors. Nice to see something besides the typical orange/browns. Refreshing card.

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  100. I especially like your second card, Jen! I haven't had a chance to try out All That Jazz, but I think I'm going to love it! Anyway, thanks for mentioning about the stencil dots getting smaller as they go (or larger, I suppose, if you look at it the other way, lol). I hadn't noticed that before.

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  101. Very nice, I love black and white backgrounds, too!

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  102. Love these! Can't wait to get this!

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  103. I love the creative color choice

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  104. Great cards! Loving the color combo of the second card.

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  105. I love the color combination in the So Thankful card!!

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  106. Your first card is my favorite. Very creative.

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  107. Love the colorful and happy leaf card!

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  108. Jen, loved both of your cards. Great color combinations!

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  109. Lovely cards Jen. This is a marvellous SOA collection.

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  110. Ooooh, these are some amazing color combinations! Love all your cards!!!

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  112. Jen....your cards are beautiful! These CP Inks are luscious!!! :) And the colors you used look amazing! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  113. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the reminder of another use for tags!

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  114. Beautiful cards Jen. Very different colour scheme than normal. I only have a few of Catherines colours. I'm going to have to get me some more. Thanks for sharing.

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  115. Love that stencil and the black jack ink!

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  116. I love the bold blue card with the bright colors, the tag and the yellow chevron! Love it!

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  117. Beautiful cards. Can't wait for the release.

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  118. Love the fun colors you chose for your cards, really nice!

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  119. love both cards. The blue one is stunning and the Grateful card is nice for autumn.

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  120. Wonderful cards! I'm especially drawn to the first one as I love black & white dots & stripes also. These stencils would be an awesome addition to my supplies!

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  121. Love the black dot background and the fall card has such beautiful colors.

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  122. Love the So Grateful card! So pretty!

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  123. These sets are so versatile! Can't wait to get mine.

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  124. Really fun cards! Can't wait to get my box!

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  125. Oh, I am loving that polka dot stencil!

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  126. I love making your own pattern paper with stencils and this stencil is perfect for that! Black and white patterned paper is very popular right now so this is very economical as well. Terrific cards!

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  127. I have just person to send these to. She needs to know she is a blessing.

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  128. Beautiful work, i really like the color choices on your cards, the second obe has an awesome retro kind of feel i love

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  129. So gorgeous! Love these colours. These inks are really a must have!

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  130. I love your cards. The color combo on the So Grateful card is awesome!

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  131. Love the trio stencil. Can't wait to get my hands on it.

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  132. Love love love the grateful card! So bright anf festive! Thanks for sharing!!

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  133. Great cards with beautiful color schemes.

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  134. Very beautiful cards. Love the new stamps, especially the sentiments.

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  135. Great cards! I love how you showed the versatility of this collection. I can't wait to see more.

    Cheryl

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  136. I am so in love with Black Jack ink ! Love the polka dot background! And the colorful card is so wonderful!

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  137. I really like the use of the stencils on both cards.

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  138. Can't wait !
    Just thinking how excited when my Box arrives 🤗 If you don't buy for yourself buy as a gift. Plant a seed 🌱 sit back and watch it bloom🌳
    Everyone has there own kinda 🌹
    Much Blessing Everyone
    Good luck 🤗

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  139. These are all so nice-how could anyone pick a favorite?!?! Thanks for sharing!

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  140. My Favorite Card was the So Grateful... So Colorful!!! Thanks for Sharing.... Faith Gaspar

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  141. I love that you also made a non-fall themed card. Great idea!

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  142. I love the dot background that you created with the stencil. So versatile and a big savings over patterned paper. Great cards!

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  143. Beautiful cards. I'm sure gonna love the stencil.

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  144. Really awesome products. Can't wait to see the rest. Great cards created with this versatile kit!

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  145. Great cards!!! Love the stencil and the leaf stamps. Thanks for sharing your card samples!!!

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  146. Wonderful set, love the leaves!!! Awesome cards!

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  147. I am going to really love this set!

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  148. Fantastic cards!! Each are just as beautiful as the next!!

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  149. Wow love those leaves and sentiment dies. Your cards are so colorful and inspiring. Thanks so much for the peek at the SOA box :)

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  150. Those colorful leaves on the grateful tag are my favorite! Great projects!

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  151. Beautiful. I love the on with the black and white background.

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  152. Great cards! Especially love the color scheme & design of card #2. Would love to see the other cards you created!
    elizabeth.vogler2@gmail.com

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  153. Adorable cards you made here..New to this blog..Thank you for sharing..The kit sounds fun..

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  154. I love the polka dots!! And the new colors of ink look fabulous...love your cards!

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  155. both cards are beautiful. i love the black dot stenciling and the way they decrease in size too!

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  156. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win this stamp of approval set

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  157. Love what you have done ,clean and simple with wonderful sentiment stamps

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  158. Love the "count your blessings" card!

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  159. I love the bright colours and design of the leaf card, so vivid and beautiful.

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  160. Wow Jen! Let be your cards! I especially love the fall one with the tag! Stunning!

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  161. These are very creative cards. Love the color combos.

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  162. Love the combination of polka dots and hearts! Wow, love the fall one with the vibrant colors!

    Senora

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  163. Wowsers! What a wonderful job using multiple elements from this collection. I especially love use of the Geo Trio stencil. I hadn't realized the dots gradually change size

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  164. Wow Jen! You have made some Gorgeous cards! I especially like the colors you used in the first card with the hearts. Are those Catherine Pooler Inks that you used? I just absolutely love those inks!!! I can't wait to see what else you create with this SOA collection!!! Thanks for sharing!
    ~Lisa R

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