Thursday, February 27, 2014

Paper Smooches March/April Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches March release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time...on March 8th!  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, March 2nd to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, March 3rd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Here's the full hop list:)

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)

And now to my card!  I'm using the new feathers dies today and boy are they fun!!!  I've been seeing the new tribal trends out there, so I thought I'd use my die cut feathers to make a dreamcatcher.  To create the dreamcatcher "net", I used the tiny open leaf stamp from Reflections.  For the frame, I used  some simple circle dies on woodgrain card stock.  Then I attached my feathers that I die cut from vellum.  


I added sequins and small gems instead of the usual beads.  This card is SO not my usual style, but I so enjoyed putting all the different parts together to make something completely different!  


Thanks so much for stopping in today!  Have fun hopping!

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj


177 comments:

  1. The feathers and the dreamy background are just perfect together. Gorgeous!

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  2. dude. oh my gosh!! this is stunning!!!!! that feather die....INCREDIBLE!!!! and the background you created is seriously amazing!! this whole card is amazing!! love love love love love!!!

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  3. Your dreamcatcher is beautiful -- love the feathers and the sequins!

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  4. Gorgeous, love how you made the dreamcatcher!

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  5. Beautiful serene colors! I just love the feathers dies.

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  6. WoW!! JJ this is AMAZING!! I LOVE the softness of the Design!! Really is Dreamy with the color and the use of the Vellum!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  7. This is so awesome!!! Love the soft background and subtle look the feathers and dreamcatcher have! Great card!!! :)

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  8. I facebooked about the blog hop! :)

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  9. What a great card for the feathers. Beautiful dreamcatcher.

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  10. Very elegant. Love the color scheme and the vellum!

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  11. Love the feather die. This is a beautiful way to use them.

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  12. What a soft and beautiful card! Love it!

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  13. Great card. Feather dies are so much fun and so many things you can do with them.

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  14. This is totally dreamy and beautiful! Love it!

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  15. What a great idea for a dream catcher. Love the feathers and you're sweet background. Beautiful.

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  16. The beauty of this card took my breath away!!

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  17. You've hit the theme and colors beautifully. I'm for sure intending on fb this.

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  18. JJ what a beautiful card. The dream catcher is stunning and the background you created so sets the atmosphere! Love it!!

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  19. So soft and vitreous! Lovely card

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  20. I facebooked about the bloghop under Linda Vra

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  21. I tweeted about the blog hop under @TOnlyalady

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  22. Such a fantastic and creative design, love your creativity in making the dream catcher!!

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  23. Love the softness of this card! TFS!!!

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  24. What a lovely dreamcatcher - thanks for sharing!

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  25. This is so super pretty! I love the soft feel of it!

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  26. Love the soft colors. Beautiful card and so creative

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  27. How beautiful and creative! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. OMG - I LOVE this card. Thank you for inspiring me!!!!!

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  29. OHHHH- I've been thinking of doing a dream catcher but I can't top this, lovely!

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  30. Love the clouds! Very cool concept.

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  31. I love the soft colors. The card is beautiful and creative. thank you for sharing.

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  32. wow! over the top pretty and creative : )

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  33. So cool! Love what you have created here!

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  34. Amazing card! Love the background! And oh my - how clever to make the 'web' from a leaf stamp. Yay for feather dies!

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  35. Fabulous card...so soft and dreamy!

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  36. This is just amazing - so creative!!

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  37. Fab card, JJ! Love how you make the dream catcher.

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  38. OOHHH! I love your dreamcatcher! So perfectly assembled--I can't wait for those feathers! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Cool dreamcatcher! love the colors!

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  40. Fantastic card! I love your dreamcatcher!! Can't wait to see the new sets!

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  41. This is STUNNING!!! Simply, beautiful!

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  42. Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous! What a lovely creation with the stamps and dies!! Wow!

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  43. JJ, this card is so pretty. I love the soft colors and the vellum

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  44. I hope to make such a dreamcatcher one day. This is lovely...

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  45. Shared it on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/valerie.kleinward

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  46. Tweeteed! https://twitter.com/ValByDesign/status/439131109184380928

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  47. So clever way of making the dream catcher!

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  48. Love the soft colors of this dream catcher card, love that sentiment too

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  49. Love this JJ! The vellum with the pink clouds, just gorgeous!

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  50. And I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/439148623168012288

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  51. My son has a dream catcher above his bed. Even though your card is pink, it reminds me of him!

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  52. Beautiful showcase of the new release!
    c

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  53. Like the suncatcher look, use of vellum for the feathers & colored background for a soft look.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  54. A very soft looking card - like the feathers too.

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  55. Your card is gorgeous! Very creative use of supplies. The feathers in vellum in particular are lovely. As is the sponged pink sky in the background.

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  56. This is such a "wow" card! love it!

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  57. So inventive! Love the dreamcatcher net especially!

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  58. Oh wow, what an amazing card. Your 'net' looks so perfect I'd assumed you had a stamp with the entire design. I hope to have stamping skills like yours some day. So beautiful.

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  59. I love the way you used another item to create your dreamcatcher center. The feather dies are wonderful, aren't they? Very nice card.

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  60. Such a pretty card, love the dreamcatcher!!!

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  61. Gorgeous background and your 'Dream Catcher' is so pretty, JJ! As always, you are so clever!

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  62. love that soft background and the vellum feathers. And the dreamcatcher... so creative!

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  63. Beautiful grandfather card. Facebook ed about blog hop.

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  64. I love this card! This is so cool!!!

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  65. Love your card! The background is beautiful—so appropriate for a dream catcher!

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  66. WOW! This is brilliant. I love how soft and dreamy it is.

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  67. I love this card! It is perfect!

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  68. you did a wonderful card stepping out side of your comfort zone - so soft
    thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  69. So soft and calm! Beautifully done!

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  70. Beautiful! Love the dream catcher! Thanks for sharing!

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  71. Love your dream catcher. Great use of the dies!

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  72. I am in love!!! Beautiful card! I love everything about it!!! MUST HAVE the feathers!!! TFS!

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  73. I tweeted!!
    https://twitter.com/barbaramacaskil/status/439226267037335552

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  74. I blogged about the hop!
    http://barbspapercraftbasics.blogspot.com/

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  75. I shared on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/mommamac12/posts/704710376248148?stream_ref=10

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  76. Such a lovely card. I love how you made a dream catcher with a ring, stamp and feather die cuts! PS the link to your blog in the previous blog was incorrect - it went to Nov 28 2013.

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  77. Gorgeous card!! Love those feathers!! Tribal is really in right now so what a perfect stamp set!! Really like how you made a dramcatcher!! Very creative!!

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  78. I tweeted about the hop as well!!
    https://mobile.twitter.com/arkansaschic03/status/439237717319098368?screen_name=arkansaschic03

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  79. awesome card. love the use of feather for a dreamcatcher.

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  80. The pink clouds under the feathers did it for me! :)))

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  81. Those clouds are just gorgeous! Love this card! Aloha!

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  82. This came out so pretty and soft. Love those new feather dies. This is such a great hop showcasing all the new products. Can't wait for full reveal.

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  83. I also blogged about the hop.
    http://lifeona4x5.blogspot.com/

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  84. I love love the new feather dies. I love her style of fonts too. so fun and whimsical but strong enough to go with anything.

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  85. Awesome feather! Love dreamcatcher!

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  86. tweeted: https://twitter.com/TaraSeamus/status/439274693506260993

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  87. I love what you've done here. A very dreamy design!

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  88. This card is so dreamy and sweet! Love how you coloured with the pink ink, its brilliant!

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  89. Oh I saw this card featured on FB (I think), and loved it immediately. Such a creative way to use the feather dies. Very clever!

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  90. sweet colors and hopeful sentiment. NICE. Thank You.

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  91. very different card..... love the design..... thank you for sharing.

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  92. Your dream catcher card is beautiful. Great work!

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  93. LOVE your card! That dream catcher is stunning! TFS

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  94. Gorgeous card! The background is amazing and the "net" you created is brilliant! Love the vellum feathers. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  95. Love the soft colors used and the vellum for the feathers. They all work together to give this card a "dreamy" look. Wonderful!

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  96. very beautiful, I love the pink and vellum. What a great idea

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  97. Great card I will have to mark this card to make as my niece makes dream catchers all the time and this card would fit her

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  98. Since I have a dream catcher above my bed that I made about 14 years ago, I love this card. So soft and light and airy! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  99. Now this is different..I love it, and can see myself doing this!

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  100. So very pretty.
    Great way to
    make the dream
    catcher with the
    stamp and die.
    Love the feathers.
    Carla from Utah

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  101. I also shared on FB.
    Carla from Utah

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  102. Pretty :) I like how you stamped the net to great effect. I'm also curious what cloud template you used to ink up your cloudy background -- it's pretty!

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    1. It's an old plastic one I've had for years. I'm sure you could replicate it with a die:)

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  103. This is AMAZING! I love the sun catcher with the feathers, and you've showcased Paper Smooches just BEAUTIFULLY! I love this, and I thank you for the inspiration. I'm really looking forward to the rest of the blog hop.
    Hugs,
    Karen Letchworth
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  104. What a gorgeous card! I gasped out lout when I saw it! Thank you for sharing!

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  105. Ahhhh, what a lovely card and great idea for the die.

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  106. I can't wait! Super cute as always!

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  107. absolutely gorgeous and clever, too!

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  108. Ok Seriously...I just fainted! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Can't believe we are getting a feather die....now I am doing a happy dance:D

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  109. GORGEOUS card!!!

    LOVE EVERYTHING about your card, from the DELIGHTFUL dream catcher net with FABULOUS feathers to the DELICATE colour, touch of sparkle and rounded corners - WOW - LOVE IT ALL!!!

    THANK YOU for the beautiful inspiration :)

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  110. Gorgeous card. I love the soft pink background with the vellum feathers.

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  111. Beautiful spiritual card! Love this!!!

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  112. I shared about the Blog Hop and your beautiful card on Facebook - my FB name is Tracy Moloney :)
    https://www.facebook.com/tracy.moloney.71/posts/806388899389489?stream_ref=10

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  113. I don't have a blog or Twitter but I did share your beautiful card and told everyone about the Blog Hop on Pinterest - my Pinterest name is Tracy Moloney :)
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/247275835764860785/

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  114. Love the background and the soft colours.

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  115. WOW - gorgeous! Love the vellum feathers!

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  116. Can a card be called breathtaking? If so, yours certainly is.

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  117. So light & airy, just beautiful!

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  118. So soft and pretty, makes me feel "dreamy"!

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  119. Pretty card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  120. love this dream catcher. the colors are wonderful!

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  121. Blogged: http://nancecarroll.blogspot.com/2014/02/paper-smooches-blog-hop-thursday.html

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  122. Awesome background and vellum feathers...wonderful dreamcatcher.

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  123. I posted on my Flickr account (blog) about the hop. http://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/12856109474/

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  124. Love your card background and how you did the vellum feathers.

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  125. The feathers do look very dreaming on your pink sky, clouded background. I posted on FB, but I don't have a blog, nor do I tweet.

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  126. Ahhh what a fabulous dream catcher! Love your pretty BG too :)

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  127. This card is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! So soft and pretty!! The vellum feathers attached to the dreamcatcher are gorgeous!

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  128. Your dreamcatcher is gorgeous set off perfectly by your dreamy background. Love the vellum feathers

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  129. Fb shared from papersmooches fb for your blog:
    nancy.carroll.142

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  130. Such a pretty and soft card. Love the die too. Can't wait for the full reveal.TFS

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  131. BEAUTIFUL CARD JJ! Love the pink background with the feathers! Thanks for sharing :)

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  132. The background is what caught my attention! Did you make that with a stencil or mask, distress ink & a foam applicator?

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    1. It's a plastic stencil/mask that I blend ink over (usually Distress Ink):)

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  133. This is just beatiful, very different from anthing I've seen. Thanks for sharing!

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  134. The dream catcher is so pretty. Love the card.

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  135. This is just too cool - that BG is fabby. Sky blue pink ;)

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  136. So pretty - love the soft colors and the sequins.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  137. Love the project.
    Thanks for doing the Blog Hop and the chance to winner prizes.
    I guess we never get to old do we?
    **U**
    Nance

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  138. So cool! I love the pink clouds behind the dreamcatcher!

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  139. Pretty card! I love the background and the dream catcher, thanks for sharing.

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  140. A dreamcatcher? How cool! Loving the added sequins and the vellum feathers :)

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  141. what a super cool card!! So clever!!

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