Thursday, January 30, 2014

Paper Smooches January Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches February release with you!  FOUR newstamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time...on February 1st.  There will be an Anniversary celebration at the Paper Smooches blog on February 1st, so please stop by and celebrate with us!  You will find our new releases HERE
To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog
  • The prize - a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes) 
  • You have until midnight MT on Sunday, February 2nd to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, February 3rd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.



To increase your chances of winning:
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

My card today was made with the new Rainbow die!   Of course, this die makes rainbows in a flash, but I wanted to do something a little more graphic.  So I die cut arcs in gold, mint, and coral and arranged them like this...


I love the way it turned out!  The gold rings almost have an art deco feel, doesn't they?  The last element was the sentiment strip with the awesome sentiment (from Scripty Sayings) embossed in gold.  


Thanks for stopping in today for the first Paper Smooches blog hop of the year!  Kalyn's next on the hop!  The gals have wonderful things to share today, so I do hope you hop all the way through!  Hugs!  

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

195 comments:

  1. Love the gold rings, so pretty!!!

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  2. Lot the gold! Such a fun card!! :)

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  3. I shared the blog hop on Facebook.

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  4. Looks like an awesome new die!! Love how you did it in gold!!

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  5. LOVELOVELOVE the color palette!!!! The gold really makes an impact!!!! Love the new die!!! TFS!

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  6. I shared on my brand new blog! http://barbspapercraftbasics.blogspot.com/2012/04/test.html#comment-form

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  7. I tweeted about the hop! https://twitter.com/barbaramacaskil/status/428901984851070978

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  8. I shared on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/mommamac12/posts/689557071096812?stream_ref=10

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  9. Love love love the gold foil! TFS!!!

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  10. Whoa! That is COOOOOOL!!!!!!! I just LOVE it, JJ!

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  11. Shared on Facebook :) https://www.facebook.com/ValByDesign

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  12. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/ValByDesign/status/428905326289506304

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  13. Love how you used the rainbow to create the look of a circle. It adds so much more versatility to the die. Definitely one for my wish list :-)

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  14. Ooh, very cool and different...LOVE the gold!

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  15. Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the colors with the gold. Just fantastic.

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  16. Cool idea and the candy dots are the perfect touch!

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  17. this card is awesome! i loooooove all the colors! The gpld is fantastic!

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  18. WOW!!! I love this card and the great colors used

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  19. Wow! What an absolutely gorgeous card! the gold makes it just so stunning. Love it.

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  20. Way cool card and totally art deco-esque!

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  21. My first thought was Gold Record award... It would be perfect for a party invite if the theme was like 70's bandstand, I love it!

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  22. Wow, this card is AMAZING! I love what you did with this die! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. This is terrific! So glamorous and glitzy - I'm fer sher going to grab some gold foil paper and a rainbow die. Love your card.

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  24. Gold, glitz, and rainbows -- perfect combination and a gorgeous design! Thanks! :)

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  25. Fantastic graphic card! Love your color choices and unique use of the rainbow die-cuts!!!

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  26. I love the graphic simplicity of your card, what a fun out-of-the-box idea with rainbow dies.

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  27. What a beUTIFUL RAINBOW -- who woulda thunk it . Awesome

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  28. What a lovely and unusual card. Of course in the best way. Love how you incorporated gold in the mix. Just beautiful.

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  29. Are you kidding? This card is super awesome.

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  30. Graphic awesomeness achieved! Adore the colors you used. My dream bedroom would be filled with these colors.

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  31. Wow!!! Love everything about your card.

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  32. this is beautiful. All the gold looks like a card to send to Cleopatra. Great idea.

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  33. I shared the hop on FB.

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  34. You always make the coolest cards! Love this one!!!

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  35. This is just stunning! LOVE the color combo - so pretty!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  36. is an amazing card, clean and simple and so beautiful!

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  37. LOVE these colors together and yay a rainbow die!!!

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  38. Holy crow! This looks soooo cool, JJ!

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  39. Dies are my new MUST HAVES . . . so many creative ways to use them and you just showed us one more! Thanks.

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  40. These cards are lovely! The first one is so interesting!

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  41. WOW! What more can I say..................! Love it!

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  42. This is so gorgeous and different JJ!!! I am bowled over!! Love this card so much!!!!

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  43. Wow what a great graphic card...love how you used this rainbow die in this fun way.

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  44. I posted about this hop on my Flickr account (blog). http://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/12224490253/

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  45. Love the gold rings. Just makes the card pop!!

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  46. The gold is absolutely gorgeous!!

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  47. I love your fun, trendy, funky style....this card is very creative. I love it!

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  48. The gold touch is brilliant! :) Great card.

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  49. Love it, pinned it! Wanna make it!! TFS!

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  50. How cool!
    Great idea with
    the colors.
    Carla from Utah

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  51. I shared the blog hop on Facebook!

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  52. Oooh, this die is a "must have". I love what you did with it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  53. Utterly fabulous, JJ! I love it! So artistic! Thanks for sharing!

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  54. Oh, I agree...it does have an 'Art Deco' feel, and it's fabulous, JJ! Love all the gold!!!

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  55. Amazing - the gold is bold and beautiful.

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  56. I tweeted! And YAY for you for not having word verification!

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  57. um, get out of town!!! this is incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!! first of all - the color combination - knockout!!!! and i love the retro almost 'record' feel of the card!! dude, this is amazing, i can't say that enough! that gold is GOLDen baby!! lol!! so love that die!

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  58. Absolutely stunning! Useful die for lots of occasions, too!

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  59. Fabulous card, thanks for the inspiration
    Shared on face book

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  60. Fabulous card! I love this idea.

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  61. What a different look for your card. Love the colors you used.

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  62. Cool circles, remind me of the rings around the planets.

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  63. gorgeous card thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  64. This card is amazing!!! The gold looks incredible and love the other colours with it. Its perfection!!

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  65. Awesome card! Love the effect using the rainbow die as a circle!

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  66. Fabulous - love the colours and mirrored card!

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  67. Wonderful graphic card ~ fabulous colors, JJ

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  68. This card is awesome - so classic looking.

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  69. I love the colors and the design! TFS!

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  70. Gold...love it...that lovely minty green and coral...Stunning and vibrant and all things lovely!

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  71. I like the gold, Very brilliantly done!

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  72. This is so cool! I love the modern design...for some reason I have started singing solid gold....

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  73. And I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/429105840902000640

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  74. LOVING your FUN card Design!! The Gold is AWESOME!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

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  75. Art Deco looks great on your card! Go gold!

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  76. So fun! LOVE those golden rings! :)

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  77. Very art deco! Love that sentiment!

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  78. Seriously, those colors, that design ... if it was a baby I would just pinch its cute little cheeks!!

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  79. Awesome card! The gold just sings.

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  80. Wow … your card just takes my breath away!!

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  81. Wow - your card quite literally took my breath away - just gorgeous.

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  82. This card qualifies as fancy/classy! LOVE those colors you used!!

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  83. Gah...this rocks....big time!
    Are you using that paper again? I had that stuff in my hand last weekend when I was at M's and then thought that I'd be good and put it away...now I gotta go back.

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  84. Very unique design. Love this die!

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  85. Wow, love these rings! And you're so right about the art deco feeling. It's got a jazzy retro style. (I could see this also as a business logo with perhaps a variation to suit company color - and of course the banner font might change)

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  86. WOW! Now THAT'S a different card design. Like it!

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  87. LOVE the rings! Thanks for sharing your wonderful craftiness!

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  88. shared on facebook as nancy.carroll.142

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  89. blogged as nance.carroll.blolgspot.com

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  90. This is perfectly amazing! Your card is drool worthy. I NEED those dies now. You created something truly special. Thank you for sharing.

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  91. this is so cool - very unique and creative

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  92. Graphic and COOL! Love what you did with the rainbow die!

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  93. I shared with all my crafty friends on FB

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  94. Wow...that gold is perfect on this card! Love it!

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  95. I love your diecut rings. The really do have a deco feel. I think it's the color combination with the gold. So pretty!

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  96. I tweeted about this blog hop.
    https://twitter.com/AmandaC78613/status/429127464644644864

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  97. Wowza! That is all. I don't know if I commented before. I may have fainted and went to lie down.
    Seriously, you are the Art Deco Queen!

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  98. Love the gold rings - the do have an art deco feel.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  99. I saw this card on Pinterest and was trying to figure out how you made it. I am glad that I saw this post. Such a clever card!!

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  100. I love those gorgeous die-cut rings! So super pretty!

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  101. WOWSERS! I LOVE the rings! The gold just really makes the card. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  102. Love this and the splash of gold is perfect.

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  103. Wow!!! Beautiful card!! Love how you did the arches! And absolutely love that pop of gold!! Really makes the card!! And I love the sentiment as well!!

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  104. I tweeted about the hop as well!!

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  105. JJ: Very intriguing card. Love the balance between the circles and the two colors with gold.Cheers

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  106. It's great when dies can be used in many different ways like you have shown here. The gold on your card looks great!

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  107. Gold is such the trend right now. I don't think that I have anything gold in my stash. I will have to work on that :)

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  108. This is so unique. I love that gold shimmer. Very cool

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  109. Wow, what a cool card. Love all the gold!

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  110. What a stunning card. Love the way you have used these dies.

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  111. Love your card: the use of the colors and the gold to create that great circle!!!

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  112. Love the graphic look of this circle card. Just love the CAS look of this one

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  113. Wow, what an eye-catching card. Love the idea of using it for more than just a rainbow.

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  114. What a beautiful and elegant card! Love your design and the colors you chose, they match so well. And that gold - totally art deco :-)

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  115. Gold, mint AND coral?! Yeah, one of my fave colour combinations right now!!! Way to go with this card, JJ. You stretched the creativity of the rainbow die and made it into a full circle. So stylish and so spot on with trends.

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  116. Love the way you turned the rainbow into a circle...and the gold, lovely!

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  117. love those gold rings-very cool!

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  118. I posted on my blog about the Hop! http://www.valbydesign.com/paper-smooches-quill-you-be/

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  119. All the new releases are awesome as always!

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  120. Cool card, love how you used your rainbow dies :)

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  121. Great way to use the rainbow die. Beautiful card.

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  122. What an inventive way to use the rainbow die! Love the colours!

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  123. Super creative, super inspiring! A fabulous showcase of the new release!
    c

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  124. Love the design and all the gold. TFS

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  125. Tweeted about hop.
    https://twitter.com/DeborahOwens8/status/430060180907126784

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  126. Love what you did with the rainbow die!

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  127. WOW!!! How unique and spectacular!

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  128. Beautiful card, I really love the colors!

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  129. Wow, you got so creative with that rainbow die! LOVE this!

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  130. shared on FB
    https://www.facebook.com/karen.ladd.779/posts/516603895123683?stream_ref=1

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  131. tweeted too! https://twitter.com/karenladd/status/430099780279078912

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  132. Wonderful design and so pretty colors. Love the placement of sentiment. :-)

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  133. JJ-- you are just ammmmmmmmmmmazing! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! You must teach me how to take photos and how to craft just like you! LOVE:) Hope you are doing well!! HUGS! <3

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  134. This is sooo stunning! Love the pretty color scheme!

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