April 17, 2020

Spread Joy Not Germs Blog Hop


Hello Crafty Friends &
Welcome to the Spread Joy Not Germs Blog Hop.
 


This hop is a collaboration of many crafting companies and was set up by Catherine Pooler and Hedgehog Hollow. There will be lots of prizes and giveaways along the way. There are 31 (!!) Sponsors. For a full hop list and all the details on the hop or if you get lost on your way you can visit either of these two blogs!



This is a HUGE blog hop with over 140 participants. The prizes will be randomly drawn from all the blogs and all the comments. So you may leave as many comments on as many blogs as you can! Some of our sponsors are offering discounts and freebies which can only be found on the company blogs! So have fun hopping and commenting and keep in mind that the more you comment the more chances you will have of winning prizes ;-)
Deadline to enter the hop for prize eligibility is April 24th. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 27 on the blogs of Catherine Pooler and The Hedgehog Hollow.


I am promoting Whimsy Stamps in this hop today and I am happy to announce that I will be giving away a $15 Gift Certificate from Whimsy Stamps!  WOOHOO! So make sure and comment if you want to have a chance on winning.

Denise from Whimsy Stamps is very generous and the Whimsy prize will be a $15 Gift Certificate on each of the Creative Team team blogs!
You can visit the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration blog HERE to read more.

That means all my participating Whimsy teamies have a $15 gift certificate up for grabs! ;-) Make sure and check their blogs as well. Hint: There are some links for you further down ;-)

Ok and now on to the hop and my creations! If you have arrived here from Annette Allen then you are on the right track!

My card today showcases the NEW Cute Cacti clear stamp set with matching Cute Cacti Outline dies, the NEW Festive Desert 6x6 Designer Papers and the NEW Festive Edger die set

I colored my images with Copics and pencils. The wall behind the cacti was inked using the Brick stencil and Memento Potters Clay ink. 


The sentiment is included with the Cute Cacti clear stamp set. I stamped with Versamark ink and embossed using silver embossing powder. In real life it is much brighter and shinier than in the picture. It's always hard to catch shiny things in pictures.


As I mentioned above my participating Whimsy teamies have some prizes to giveaway as well:


To continue to the next stop in the hop please scroll down!


Here's my second card I created with these super cute cacti products from Whimsy Stamps 


This time I colored with Karin Brushmarker Pro. The die cut flower border was made using the Festive Edger die set and the pattern paper is from the Festive Desert 6x6 Designer Papers again.

Here's a shot from another angle:



I hope I could inspire you with my creations. Thank you for hopping along and good luck! 
Your next stop in the hop is Ardyth Percy-Robb.  

Here is a link list of all Whimsy products used on my cards:

   
 


*NEW 6x6 Paper Pack - Festive Desert - Whimsy Stamps   *NEW Cute Cacti Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps   *NEW Cute Cacti Outline Die Set - Whimsy Stamps   *NEW Festive Edger Die Set - Whimsy Stamps

 Karin Brushmarker Pro - Cerise 375   Nuve - Deluxe Adhesive   Crafty Foam Tape White


Stay healthy everyone and remember spread joy not germs! 


257 comments:

  1. I love the cacti stamp and those patterned papers are GORGEOUS!!

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  2. What super fun, bright and happy cards, Iris! I love the wonderful images and DP!! Stay safe! :)

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  3. I love the bright colors of these cards--it does put a smile on my face! Thanks for participating!

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  4. Great coloring . Love the bright colors !

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  5. Such cute cards thank you for sharing

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  6. Great coloring of the cute cacti stamps. Love your choice of DP!
    xxx Margreet

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  7. Hi Iris, your card is beautiful, gorgeous layout and I am so taken with the Cute Cacti set! Hope you are managing to stay safe.
    love from
    Sue...xxx <3

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  8. Adorable cactus cards. They are so cute

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  9. Your cacti cards are so cute Iris. Love them. Hope you remain safe and healthy friend

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  10. You gotta love a pun. Funny cards will get us through.

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  11. Super FUN cards!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  12. I love the diagonal panels with die cut accents. Such a fresh, eye-catching look to go along with your amazing coloring!

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  13. Oh, my goodness. Love the cactus cards!! SOOOO CUTE!

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  14. I love the fun and brightness of your cards! Amazing job! Thank you for spreading joy!

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  15. The cacti just make me smile.

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  16. Such cute cards with those adorable cactus! ❤

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  17. Love these Iris! Such cute cards. :)

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  18. Cute cards. I especially like the first one you shared. I liked how you added a diagonal element to both your cards. It was very eye catching. Thanks for sharing on the Spread Joy Not Germs Bloghop. Blessings.

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  19. Amazing cactus cards! Thanks for sharing on the Spread Joy Not Germs Bloghop. Blessings. Gail in Michigan - safe and healthy! Yeah!

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  20. Cute cute cute!! I needed some inspiration for cactus stamps. Love it

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  21. Both your cards are so fun! The cacti and sentiments made me smile. The coordinating papers are really great! Stay Healthy!

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  22. Fun papers, fun layouts, and adorable cactus. Win, win, win!!

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  23. I love those edge dies! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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  24. Fabulous cards! Love the colors!

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  25. Wonderful cards!! Awesome coloring!!

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  26. Hmmm love those edger dies. Cards are Cute, Cute, Cute! Thanks and please be well! Very generous!!

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  27. Cute, thanks for thinking of us and sharing.love whimsy

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  28. Omg, the cacti are a-dohhh-raaa-bellll!

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  29. Your cute cards made me smile!

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  30. The cactus are so cute. The colors on these cards great! Thanks for sharing

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  31. Hey Iris! Your cacti cards are adorable! Love the brick background and colors! The papers are so fun too! TFS!

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  32. So cute! I love the cacti stamps!


    Cheryl
    http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

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  33. These are just TOOOOO CUTE!! And don't worry the Cute Cacti set will be back in stock soon!

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  34. These are such super cute designs! Love them both.

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  35. Gorgeous cards! I love your coloring and designs. I think I need to get that paper now. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  36. Hi Iris... what for fantastic cards you made. I think I must have this cactus too. The first background paper remember me to a game that my boy play, called Mine Crafts (lol)... Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

    Hugs
    Ute
    DT Whimsy Stamps

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  37. Adorable cards! I love the pattern paper too. Very fun!! Love the "You Grow Girl" sentiment!! So fun

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  38. Adorable cards!!!

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  39. I just love the SW vibe of the first card! Great texture and colors!

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  40. Those are whimsical cacti! So cute

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  41. Hi I normally prefer cuddly images but I must say your catus card are fab and love the matching dp too, thanks for the inspiration and hop, hugs Blankina

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  42. Your cards are so pretty, but I must say, cactus with smiley faces are just over the top adorable!!!

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  43. Such cute cards. Loving the use of pattern paper. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Such great cards!!! I love texture and details!

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  45. Nice cards. I never would have imagined using a cacti stamp on a card. It is super cute and I may have to get this stamp set!!

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  46. Adorable cards - love this stamp set x

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  47. Love your fun cards. Really like how you did the brick stencil. Love the papers to. Thanks for the Inspiration. I have got to get me some stencils. :) Stay safe!

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  48. Love the cactus stamps and the sentiments are just adorable! Thanks for the inspiration! Stay SAFE!

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  49. awww smiley-faced cactus will certainly make someone smile!

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  50. How perfectly Southwestern your cards are. Truly earthy!

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  51. Very cute cards that made me smile! Thank you for sharing.

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  52. Lovely coloring and shading ❣️

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  53. Adorable cards...thank you for your inspiration xx

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  54. Thanks for lifting me up during this difficult time.

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  55. Great ideas! I love this hop! Take care and stay safe!

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  56. Darling cards and perfect for this amazing hop! Thanks to everyone who has come together for this event!

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  57. Your cards are both adorable and your colouring is amazing! Love your designs too! Thanks for being part of this hop and spreading some joy today!

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  58. Really cute card. Love your coloring.

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  59. Such fun cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Love your coloring! These cards are so cute. I need this set in my stash!

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  61. Very cute cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  62. I like your cards. Those strip dies are great for accent details.

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  63. Super cute cards, I love cactus. I grow a number of them. Thanks so much.

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  64. Love how the patterned paper matches your stamps!

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  65. Such fun cards. Im in love with the patterned paper that matches. Thanks for sharing!

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  66. I love those cactus stamps! These would make anyone smile!

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  67. Jessi Brown- Such fun cards! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!

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  68. Your cards are so festive! Love the details you've added. Thank you for sharing!

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  69. So prickly cute! I love these cards.

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  70. Creative details and really sweet!

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  71. Fun, happy cards. Just what the doctor ordered! Love all of the bright colors.

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  72. Very cute cards. I'm definitely partial to the whimsical! nice job!

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  73. I love these cute cards. The one with the diecuts at an angle is so creative! I will have to CASE. Such beautiful cards! Thank you for being a part of this blog hop and sharing your creativity!

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  74. Love your colorful cards. The Whimsy paper you used is awesome. thank you

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  75. What fabulous designs with these bright, happy cacti!! Too, too cute!!

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  76. I really love cacti cards. The colours are cheery and the cacti fun! xx

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  77. Lovely! Your shading is spot on.

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  78. Love! Love! Love your cacti cards....100% adorable!!! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  79. Those cacti are absolutely adorable, lovely coloring!

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  80. Such happy cards, thank you. I need to get these cactus stamps!!

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  81. Cute, cute!! Thanks for sharing!

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  82. Fun cactus stamped cards! Thanks for inspiring me today!
    :) Marie

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  83. Love the cute little cacti on that first card!

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  84. I love your use of color and texture and direction. I forgot how fun cards can look with different angles. Something I need to remember when I am creating. Thanks

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  85. These cards are so fun! I love your coloring and creative use of the Edger Dies!

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  86. I love fun cards and yours were adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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  87. Love these guys. Fun projects. Thanks for sharing

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  88. Love the cacti! and the sentiment being stuck with us is perfect!

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  89. What a fun card. Great way to spread joy and cheer someone up. Thank you sor participating in the hop.

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  90. I especially like the first card. Thanks for participating in the hop.

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  91. I love these cards, the little faces are so cute!

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  92. Cute cactus stamps and the paper is adorable!

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  93. Seriously COOL Iris! LOVE these sweet Cactus images. Your creations with them are utterly fabulous! LOVING the edge dies and your colouring on the cactus, swoon, AMAZING! Gorgeous creations hun, love these to bits! Hugs, Wends xoxo

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  94. So creative and super inspiring. you're one talented gal. Thanks for sharing your inspirations with us.

    I'm not on the blog hop list, but I am participating as part of the Paper Sweeties DT if you'd like to stop by and see my project. Hope you're staying safe and healthy.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  95. It’s so fun to color with alcohol inks.

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  96. What a fun card! Thanks for sharing.

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  97. The colors are wonderful and the cute faces on the cacti made me smile.

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  98. Love the cacti, using the pink and black is so original and eye popping! Thanks for sharing your great design!

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  99. What cute cards you made. They definitely make one smile. Thanks for sharing!

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  100. Adorable card. Love the colors,

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  101. Thanks for sharing. I love the happy cacti. 💜

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  102. Cacti are sooo cute ! Thanks for doing this !

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  103. cute designs using the cacti! tyfs

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  104. I've bought some Whimsey dies but haven't really looked at the stamps. This is so cute that I'll have to look them over.

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  105. Hi. I was only able to see one image of a card but it was lovely. Beautiful coloring. The other images were of a grayed-out do not enter sign. There was also a Pinterest icon that appeared when I scrolled down.

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  106. Love the smiling cacti! Very cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  107. Love the card Iris.. I love the pattern paper but mostly I am taken by the cactus stamp.. This is so adorable ❤️ ❤️

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  108. Oh I love this card very creative and using theme we don't see to much great work thank you for creating it Megan Flynn Aus https://meganskaszazzblog.wordpress.com/

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  109. Haha, faces on cacti. How can you not smile when looking at them? TFS!

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  110. What a fabulous and fun southwestern style card! Adorable!

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  111. I love the happy faces on your cacti. Thank you for sharing.

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  112. Love those catcus! Your cards are always great.

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  113. Really cute cards. Love your paper choices.

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  114. Fantastic cards Iris. Amazing coloring on both! The brick background looks awesome on the firs card... also like the designer papers! Thanks for the inspiration. God bless!

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  115. Truly whimsical cards! This is my introduction to Whimsy Stamps and your cute cactus cards make me smile.

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  116. What adorable fun cards :D

    Huge hugs

    Amy xx

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  117. Your cards are so cute! I love Whimsy Stamps. I think I might have to checkout the Karin Brushmarker Pro that you used to color your second card. Your coloring job is awesome!

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  118. So cute and colorful! Love the patterned papers you used! I have a ton and am trying to incorporate them into my cards more!

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  119. These cacti stamps are so cute! Love them! Your cards are great!

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  120. Your cards are adorable. I love the brick background. Thanks!!!

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  121. Your cacti are indeed CUTE - love the layouts of your cards and the pattern paper is AWESOME!!!!!!

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  122. You created some great inspiration using Whimsy stamps.
    I absolutely love the U R Stuck with me card with the cactus and the amazing stencil background. Made me smile.

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  123. Beautiful coloring as always Iris! Finally broke down and bought the Karin brush market pro set... you are my inspiration! Hope we will still see you in June!!

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  124. Addorable, love the colouring💚

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  125. who knew cactus's could be sooooooo cute.

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  126. These are truly lovely and sweet!

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  127. Happy, fun cards to brighten anyone's day!!

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  128. Both cards are utterly adorable! I'm going to have to get that adorable paper!

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  129. What adorable cacti cards...I love the designs and happy feel.

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  130. Cute! I love your bright fun cards. Beautiful coloring and great designs. Thanks for sharing. XO. :)

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  131. What cute paper and stamps! You have used them well. Thanks for sharing!

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  132. Your cards are wonderful. Who knew cacti could make such a great "center-of-attention-image"?!

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  133. How cute that you added a brick wall. Adorable.

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  134. Fun and cute cards! Bright and colorful papers. Love the little faces on the first card. TFS!

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  135. How utterly cute!! I love your adorable cactus!! Very bright and colorful cards, makes me happy!!

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  136. those edger dies are fun - very cute cards!

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  137. Such happy and cute little cacti! Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

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  138. Gorgeous, super cute cards.. ...Thanks for sharing x

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  139. These are the three C's . . . cute, cheerful and CREATIVE. Love them!

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  140. Your cards are adorable<3<3<3 Stay healthy! Stay safe! Keep crafting!

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  141. Adorable cards. Love all the details.

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  142. So cute! Love the cacti stamps... and that patterned paper! Awesome cards.

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  143. Oh, how adorable!!! Love the cute cactuses, the fun layouts and the fabulous papers you used!

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  144. Thanks for sharing such cute cards!

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  145. Such cute cacti! Love the background you created!

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  146. I love your cards! Your coloring is amazing and I love your layouts! That little flower border is so sweet!

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  147. I am new to this company, and boy do those cards make me smile! And thank you for sharing about the company- so generous!

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  148. Cute cacti cards, love the colors. Thanks for sharing on this wonderful blog hop.

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  149. Really love the designs and color choices.

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  150. Love the colors and who doesn't love a cacti!!

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  151. Love the catus paper. Cute cards.

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  152. Such cute little Cacti, nice card

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  153. Those cacti are adorable and the coloring so vibrant! Love this!

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  154. I was just looking at this set the other day!! Your cards are lovely!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  155. The cacti are so sweet. Loving all the layers too. Hope you're having a great day!

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  156. Very cute card. I love the gorgeous pattern papers.

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  157. Adorable cards! I love how you incorporated the patterned paper! I sometimes struggle with patterned paper and getting just the right balance. tyfs!

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  158. Gorgeous creations, I especially love the card using Kraft! Awesome event to spread Joy during these uncertain times! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  159. I love the cactus!! So much fun! Thank you for sharing.

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  160. Oh my gosh those cacti are too cute!

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  161. I enjoyed your cards, particularly the one where you used a border die on the diagonal to make an interesting card! Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

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  162. How cheery! These cards are so fun and colorful! Thank you!

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  163. Cute cactus cards. I like the brick background on the first one.

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  164. Those little cactus are the cutest thing ever!! My favorite Wow embossing powder is Fairy Tale.

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  165. Oh what a great idea to fade out the bricks. Great card layout.

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  166. These are the cutest cards- awesome coloring! I love the patterned papers!

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  167. Great layers and combinations.

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