Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Muse Birthday Blog Hop


Julie, my Julie barely got the words out of her mouth before I said "YES" to participating in the A Muse Birthday Blog Hop!  I have always been a fan of A Muse and their simple whimsical images.  This latest release, Everything's Rosy is a wonderful addition to their repitoire. 

I am a pretty intense technique stamper, but wanted very much to keep with the spirit of A Muse in my final design.  Think Simple.  Think A Muse.


My first card features Bursting Blooms and is stamped as a split screen.  Supplies:  Jet Black Archival and Distress Embossing Ink (Ranger), Lettuce Adirondack Embossing Powder (Ranger), Green at Heart 6x6 Paper Pad (Basic Grey), Glassene Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Black Diamond Stickles (Ranger), Raspberry Cardstock (Memory Box).


My second card features Bursting Blooms again and the Beautiful Day sentiment, but this time I stamped them into 4 layers of Wild Plum Embossing Powder.  Supplies:  Pitch Black Adirondack Pigment Ink, Cherry Blossom and Bayou Cardstock (Memory Box), white pearls and White Twinchie Squares.


I apologize for this photo!  It was really hard to capture such soft colors.  :)  The Queen Anne's Lace was stamped on vellum with Snow Cap Pigment Ink and then embossed with a VERY small stylus tool.  The image was then turned over and embellished with Clear Spica Glitter Pen.  The pretty little "hello" sentiment was stamped with Baby Blue Opaque StazOn.  Supplies: Pale Blue Arturo Note Cardwhite pearl, mini glue dots.


The Bursting Blooms were just begging to be letter pressed, in my humble opinion.  *wink*  I stamped the blooms on a Pale Pink Arturo note card and then again on Craft-a-Board.  I fussy cut out the image from the Craft-a-Board and then ran it through the Big Shot secured with Judikins Eclipse Tape to ensure it stayed over the stamped image.  I REALLY love the results!  All images were stamped with Coffee Archival Ink (Ranger).  Clear Glass Glintz (8mm) were secured over the center of the blooms with Glossy Accents.

The sentiment is also new with this release - Dreams Take Flight.


Last but not least, I colored the entire Gossamer Wings butterfly with the Quickie Glue Pen and dusted the image with Warm Hightlight Microfine Glitter (Glitter Ritz).

Thank you so much for hopping along and celebrating A Muse art stamps with us today!  I am sure you have seen all sorts of eye candy already and there are still more talented stampers to visit. 

Your next stop is Emily Montenaro - http://stampingscoops.blogspot.com/

Please be sure to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win Bursting Blooms and the Beautiful Day sentiment!!  Winners will be announced on Monday May 10th on the A Muse Blog.  The grand prize winner will be chosen randomly from all comments on all blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win.

211 comments:

  1. great job-love all the bling!!

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  2. Great Cards and those stamps a beautiful. Thanks!

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  3. Your cards are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Each card is prettier than the last! This has been such a fun hop for a Birthday celebration!

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  5. Great cards - my favourite is the split screen one ;)

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  6. Beautiful cards; you really make the new stamps
    shine!

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  7. These cards are amazing! My mind is whirring and thinking about what I would do with these stamps. I love that first card - very cool!

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  8. Wow! is all I can say-love the green and black card. How inventive and striking!! I can't wait to try that one and of course the stamps are awesome!!!! Love Amuse stamps.

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  9. Great job....you were able to give the flowers a contemporary sort of feel using the green and black....my college daughter especially loved it!

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  10. Great cards! I think my favorite was the split screen - thanks for a great idea!

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  11. Oh my lordy, Lisa! They are all pretty but your split screen is just gorgeous!!!

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  12. Whoaaa!!!! Your cards are amazing!!!!!! I love the first card you did!!!!! How clever is that!!!! It's gorgeous!!! All of them are!!!!! Great cards!!!

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  13. The Queen Anne's Lace & the second Bursting Blooms cards are AWESOME! Thanks for sharing & Happy Birthday a muse!

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  14. Your efforts to stay in the spirit have truly paid off!! B-e-eautiful work!

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  15. Beautiful cards! The brown/green/pink is my favorite. It is absolutely GORGEOUS!

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  16. Love every card here - the techniques and the outcome of each are just blowing my mind!

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  17. BEAUTIFUL!! My favorite is the letterpress card... brilliant! :)

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  18. I can only say wow! love the vellum card..so soft and so subtle..but how did you attach it to the card base?

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous cards........that Queen Anne's Lace on the Vellum is spectacular!!

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  20. Beautiful designs, and so much inspiration - thank you!

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  21. I absolutely love your cards. Thanks for the inspiration

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  22. Your color schemes are gorgeous! Love it!

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  23. Lisa - every single one of your creations is absolutely gorgeous! i'm glad it didn't take much for Julie to pull you into the fold ;)

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  24. All of your cards are just divine! So lovely!

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  25. Amazing! Great cards...my fav is the vellum card. Awesome work!

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  26. beautiful cards - especially like the queen's anne lace stamped on the vellum. thanks for a chance to win.

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  27. OMGosh! All the cards are just awesome and so inspiring. Love the colors, techniques, and your creative style using AMUSE stamps.

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  28. Such beautiful & delicate stamps, love the cards you have created, especially the pale blue vellum one :)

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  29. WOW! all your cards are fantastic. I'm a technique card maker, too so I really enjoyed all your creations. stamping sue

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  30. Love the bold images of the Bursting Blooms cards - very nicely done!

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  31. your cards are very creative and beautiful!

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  32. Such wonderful cards. Great use of different colors. Thanks for the chance.

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  33. Hello Lisa,

    Oh how very clever you are! I love the way you have done each and every card! So very pretty, clean and makes me SMILE!

    The bursting blooms I think are my very favorite and the card with both the bursting blooms and butterfly (one of my favorites as well - winged beauties that they are) with that sentiment, just so gorgeous! So much talent. I love them all.

    Have a beautiful day.
    ~Tonya

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  34. Wow, gorgeous cards! Love the card where you stamped into the hot embossing powder!

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  35. I love your bold, graphic designs! Such lovely cards!!

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  36. Great colors! Really breathtaking!

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  37. Beautiful cards! Love the simplicity but such a wow factor in each card!

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  38. love the first card... lovely technique used... thanks for the inspiration..

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  39. Your cards are so pretty!

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  40. These new stamps are perfect fodder for all kinds of fun stamping techniques. Thank you for giving us all such beautiful inspiration to try something different.

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  41. These cards are so lovely. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  42. It's really hard to pick a favorite out of these because I like them all so much.


    I think I pick the purple/black one... I've never done four layers of embossing powder before but the effect is great.

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  43. What a wonderful spin on using these stamps. You are one unique stamper. Love it, love it, love it! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  44. fun cards! the bold colors are great!

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  45. Stunning cards! Love the bursting bloom stamp

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  46. *thud* this is gorgeous embossing!!

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  47. Fantastic cards! I've never thought of putting a pearl in the center of a flower. Definitely filing that idea away.

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  48. Wow! Talk about knowing how to use technique! You are one talented stamper! I would love to take a class to learn how to do any one of the techniques you showcased here! The splitscreen card just jumps of the page! But your vellum Queens Anne Lace blew my socks off, simply beautiful!

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  49. Great cards! I love the different ways you used the stamps.

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  50. So pretty, Lisa! And what fun techniques! *monkey clapping*

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  51. Lovely cards! What great detail work!

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  52. Beautiful card! I especially love the stamp embossed one.

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  53. Your cards are all gorgeous, but I especially love the black and green one--incredible!

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  54. Terrific work with these stamps. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. The The Queen Anne's Lace card is so pretty....and I think the photo of it is fine :)

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  56. very pretty! and i absolutely love your blog banner.

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  57. Love all of your creations!

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  58. Love the spilt screen card... Thanks for sharing your fabulous ideas!

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  59. The bursting blooms split screen card is terrific. WOW. Love it.

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  60. love those graphic cards with such fun and bright colors!

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  61. Ohhh! Beautiful colors, Lisa!! Love the glimmer here and there! :)

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  62. You never cease to amaze me. Such interesting techniques. Thanks for the great ideas.

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  63. Great cards! I am liking the new release stamps. :)

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  64. WOW! how did u make your Split card? I am amazed!

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  65. I love the split screen of that first card. I will have to try that technique.

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  66. Love the deep intense colors you used on bursting blooms cards. I love the split screen design. It never works well for me, but you rocked it!

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  67. I'm so glad I found your blog! I became a follower :) I absolutely loved your cards!

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  68. Love the letter press idea! Thanks for sharing some beautiful cards!

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  69. Love the embossed vellum! Just stunning!

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  70. I love the first card!! It's so striking!

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  71. Oh my gosh, I am blown away! Love your cards!

    Bridget N

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  72. Lovely work. Thanks for sharing.

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  73. Your cards are dramatically beautiful. The split screen was very striking. Is there tutorial on that technique?Thanks for joining in the blog hop.

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  74. These cards rock!! I love them all but I think my favorite is the split screen one. Very pretty!

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  75. I LOVE YOUR CARDS!!!! I love the first one!

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  76. Love all the cards, especially the purple one! Wonderful colors!

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  77. I love the contrast on these cards.

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  78. What unusual colors on the first couple of cards-VERY pretty! Love all of your cards!

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  79. Beautiful cards, i just love these new stamps...

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  80. Oh my what wonderful techniques -- love all things embossed. These cards are really something else!

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  81. Beautiful cards and awesome stamp images!

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  82. WOW!!!! the color combos you used and cards are just Wonderful...LOVE LOVE them!

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  83. Really like the vellum idea.

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  84. SOOO MANY IDEAS ON ONE BLOG.... SO HAPPY TO BE HOPPING BY !

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  85. I love blog hops and discovering new inspiration

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  86. All your cards are just inspirational!. Love the idea of using Craft a board to emboss the image on the card. I love blog hops I always learn something new.

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  87. This blog hop is fantastic. You Amuse gals sure now how to inspire us not only to stamp more but to shop more :) I'll be spending a lot of money on this release for sure.
    Love what you've done with these stamps,

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  88. Wow! Love that split screen card especially... so stunning! All the cards are gorgeous. :)

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  89. OMG all of your cards are gorgeous! I love the split screen card and the embossed vellum card!!

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  90. Cool! I really like the purple card!

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  91. I love blog hopping! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Lauralee
    talascam@rogers.com

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  92. Love your card ideas - they are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration! Dana K.

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  93. Love that green/black card and the vellum one is so amazingly delicate. Beautiful work!

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  94. These are all stunning cards. I especially liked the first card...the black on green, the green on black with pink thrown in. Love it.

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  95. OH OH OH< that black and green, first one is just absolutely gorgeous, and i love the queen anne lace one and the ......love them all!!

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  96. WOW! I am in love with the first card! The black and green look great on the bright pink card. All of your cards a gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  97. Stunning cards! I am in love with the first card - great technique! Thanks for a chance to win, too! I became one of your Followers. :)

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  98. Stunning cards!! I can see all the love you put into each one. Thanks for sharing...........

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  99. Great cards--you really showcased these stamps with the different techniques.

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  100. The split card is very pretty & different. I also like the white queen's anne lace.

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  101. Great cards - those stamps are fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  102. Great cards...I feel inspired to try a few new (or new to me) techniques. Thanks for sharing.

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  103. Loving these cards!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  104. Great cards! I'm inspired! :)

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  105. Striking cards - love the color combos. Thanks for sharing.

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  106. Amazingly gorgeous designs.

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  107. Your cards are stunning - so many different techniques too!

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  108. Can't decide which card I like best - all lovely and such a great variety of techniques. Thanks for creating and sharing.

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  109. LOVE the color combination on the first card!!

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  110. So many beautiful cards! I think the las one os my fav! Kathy Camasso

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  111. wow very clever! luv the Black n Green..eye grabber for me! but...all lovely! ty for a chance

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  112. Cool techniques, and beautiful cards!

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  113. just fab,....I just admire your cards they are just great. Keep up the good work :)

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  114. Gorgous cards my fellow Canadian scrapper. Love these cards so much especially the black and purple one. The black flowers seem to pop off the page. Not sure how you did the 4 layers to make it look so thick and raised but it really gives the illision of real flowers. Amazingly mastered. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  115. Great cards! Thanks a lot for the tips.

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  116. beautiful cards Lisa! thanks for sharing :)

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  117. Incredible cards Lisa! Nice to see a fellow BCer on the blog hop today! Beautiful work!

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  118. Beautiful cards. Beautiful work.

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  119. these are all gorgeous- but that queen anne's lace embossed takes my breath away!!

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  120. You have really captured how versatile these stamps are. I am really happy to have found your blog thanks to this hop. I will definitely visit again. Thank you!

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  121. Wow! These are amazing! I love how you've worked different techniques into theses cards and made them look so deceptively simple. I love how there's more and more to see with each one, and I bet they are sensational in real life.

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  122. You really went to town with these cards! They are absolutely beautiful, every one of them!

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  123. Awesome.....loving these.....all of them are just beautiful.....thank you for sharing....

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  124. Beautiful cards! I especially like the soft white one....!

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  125. Fabulous cards! Can't decide which is my favorite!
    DeniseB

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  126. I absolutley love the first card! The colors are the best! Thank you for such great inspiration!

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  127. Your cards are very pretty! I'm loving these stamps. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  128. You have done some amazing things with that stamp set! Love the split screen!

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  129. All of your cards are beautiful but the split screen is my favorite! Thank you for sharing.

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  130. I would love to see your video tutorials showcasing these wonderful techniques!

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  131. lovely cards Lisa... very delicate... love the split screen one and the hello card... almost looks like a parchment card:)

    Hugs
    Shalini

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  132. SHUT UP!!! Well, girl, ya' done gone and blown me away!!! These inspirations make me wanna run right back into my studio and git BIZZY!!! Lolly!!!

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  133. OMG! That first card is to die for! The colors are so striking and I love the negative/reverse effect! Loving these stamps! :)

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  134. Wow! Fantastic color combinations! I love all your designs!

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  135. i am thoroughly blown away - wow -- your work is beyond fantastic. thanks for the wonderful ideas!!!

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  136. I love all the cards, especially the last one with distressed edges and pretty shimmering butterfly:-)
    Great stamps, cant wait to get some..

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  137. Wow!!!Amazing cards. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring.

    sucor_2@hotmail.com

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  138. I especially love your first card with the split image...very striking!

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  139. ALL are amazing, but I love that split screen! Fabulous!

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  140. Great cards - thanks for the inspiration

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  141. Awesome looking cards...and, I am looking forward to meeting you this weekend at Be Creative.

    Cathy

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  142. I LOVE your simplistic approach to these cards!

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  143. Ahhh....these are FABULOUS!!!!!!

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  144. great cards! they are really original!

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  145. The letter-pressing technique looks really neat, and the colors are really vivid! Thanks for sharing!

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  146. Love your first card (pink, green and black) split sceen design. Wish you had gone into more details explaining your technique.

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  147. Now this is my kinda stampin'! Love your use of those Amuse stamps! Just beautiful!

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  148. OMG, can I come play at your house and learn some of these cool techniques??? I know for one that lettuce EP is going on my must have list!

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  149. Neat idea to stamp onto cardboard, cut it out & emboss with it. I also love the reverse color image-the first one. I love them all. TFS!

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  151. gorgeous cards! i love the contrasting colours ! very unique looking cards =)

    hugs
    juli

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  152. Your samples are all so fancy! I love the white one the best--so delicate!

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  153. LOVE your creations....so pretty!!!

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  154. These cards are just gorgeous!! I love the Queens Anne"s lace but really all of the cards are lovely.

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  155. The white on white - QA lace ? - was just lovely

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  156. Really dramatic cards. Who knew amuse was so versatile?

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  157. Awesome cards! Neat ideas.

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  158. I love the black and green card, how did you do that!!!!!

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  159. Wow, you've used the stamps so differently. :) It really shows how versatile they are.

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  160. i adore the simplicity of the card using just the Queen Anne's Lace and sentiment -- gorgeous!

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  161. Great use of these stamps. Your style is so different than anything else I've seen.

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  162. Oh My Gosh, those cards are so tricky, but oh so cool. I don't know how you did them but I love them. The first is by far my favorite. I love the contrast and colors.
    Thanks for sharing. My head is spinning but ready to go try something new.

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  163. I love the soft Queen Anne's Lace card! Vellum is so wonderful. The Bursting Blooms card is so lovely! Those shades of amber are so becoming.

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  164. Your cards are absolutely amazing!!! Love this simplicity and this design!

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  165. Beautiful cards I love seeing all the different techniques you used on these. Thanks for sharing!

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  166. Your 1st card especially is to die for! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the color combo and vividness of the card. Thanks for sharing!

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  167. You outdid yourself with this flock of cards. That first one is quite clever!

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  168. Wow, your cards are quite astonishing. So beautiful, such great color, and lovely layouts. THanks for sharing them with us!

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  169. I wanna be this creative! I adore the color combinations and contrasts that you have used. Beautiful cards...

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  170. So pretty!! I really liked the vellum card!

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  171. Wow, what a treat this has been! Your cards are all gorgeous!!

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  172. Wow! You are so talented! I feel so inspired...but where to begin? Thanks so much!

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  173. All of your cards are so beautiful, I can't decide which one I like the best. Thank you for sharing your amazing artistic ability with us.

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  174. This blog hop is so much fun to see what everyone has done with their AMuse stamps!

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  175. I love the positive negative card. The embossed vellum card is so elegant.

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  176. Love the embossed card and the take flight one. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  177. I love-love-LOVE the first card with black and green! Very nice with the silhouette.

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  178. These aren't color combos that I normally use, but after seeing them here I think I might try one or two. Very nice cards, I LOOOVE the black and green combo!

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  179. These are all just gorgeous! I love the reverse image effect on the green and black card. Wonderful job! I love these stamps!

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  180. I love that spilt screen card - what a great use of color

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  181. I especially love the 1st card because I love the colors and bursting bloom stamp. It's beautiful.

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  182. oooohhhhh, can't wait to see your tutorial!

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  183. Wow! They are all amazing & so beautiful!!

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  184. These are amazing, I will admit that the first one stole my breath away!

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