Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Wplus9 April 2014 Release Day 1

It's Release Week! For those of you that are new to Wplus9, we will spend the next couple of days getting up close and personal with the products that we will be releasing this month. All previewed items will be available for purchase on April 5th at www.wplus9.com as well as at many of your favorite retailers.

Are you ready to see what's headed your way? I'm very excited to share everything with you. Today, I'll be focusing on these two stamp sets and companion die.

Spring Blooms

Details

  • is a 6x8" clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 26 individual flower building stamps
  • will be available for purchase April 5th for $21

Spring Blooms Companion Die

Details

  • contains 6 individual dies wired together that can be easily separated if desired
  • coordinates with the Spring Blooms stamp set
  • Approx. Measurements: (A) - 1", (B) - 3/4 x 4/5", (C) - 1 1/5 x 1", (D) - 1 3/5", (E) - 4/5 x 3/4", (F) - 1 x 1/2", (G) - 1 x 3/4", (H) - 1 x 4/5", (I) - 2 1/4 x 1 2/5", (J) - 2 1/2 x 1 1/4", (K) - 1 3/5 x 1", (L) - 1 3/4 x 1"
  • will be available for purchase April 5th for $17

Strictly Sentiments 4

Details

  • is a 4x6" clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 10 individual sentiment stamps
  • will be available for purchase April 5th for $14

With Mother's Day just around the corner, these two stamp sets make a wonderful pair. Strictly Sentiments 4 has you covered with plenty of sentiments for the occasion. And, it features that gorgeous font from Valentine Wishes that you guys have been requesting more of! Let me show you how great it pairs with the florals in our new Spring blooms set.

I opted for the larger 4x6" set versus a 3x4" set to accommodate the larger scaled sentiments in this set. I don't think you will be disappointed! They really stand out and hold their own against the large scaled florals in Spring Blooms.

I stamped several of the flowers and leaves using our new PURECOLOR dye inks, creating a frame to encase my sentiment. This set is so easy to use - from simple stamping to fun and creative techniques.

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Spring Blooms (available 04/05/14), Strictly Sentiments 4 (available 04/05/14) // Inks: Appletini Dye Ink, Bloomsberry Dye Ink, Wild Mango Dye Ink, Sweet Nectar Dye Ink // Cardstock: White

Speaking of techniques...I can not get enough of them lately! I find myself going through what seems like reams of paper just experimenting and trying new things. Which is how I ended up with the next two cards.

First up, how about some water coloring? These images are perfect for it!

Say what?!

I am in love with how this little cheat resembles an actual water color painting! And it is so easy. I stamped my images in Peeled Paint and Fired Brick Distress Inks onto 140lb water color paper. Then I used water and a paint brush to paint over the images. The negative lines in the five petal flower created the perfect amount of break in the color. Once the initial wash was dried, I came back in and added some additional washes of color with a brush.

The centers of the flowers were added using the same technique with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. For the sentiment, I knew I needed something big and bold. The largest "hello" from Hand Lettered Hello fit the bill. I will formally introduce that one tomorrow.

To finish it off, I distressed the bottom edge of the water color paper with edge of my scissors and adhered it to a Soft Honeydew card base.

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Spring Blooms (available 04/05/14), Hand Lettered Hello (available 04/05/14) // Cardstock: Soft Honeydew

My next card is the product of another experiment.

I've shown you guys how to use the Copic Colorless Blender to faux water color with our inks. That got me wondering if possibly they had similar properties...could you use them with the colored Copics as well. You know, lay down your base color with a solid stamped image, and then add deeper shades to add definition and detail?

Well this was the result:

Now, I've used Copics with other inks before. But the Copic color just lays on top of the ink. With our PureCOLOR dye inks, they actually blend together for a smooth blended transition. And, since you can blend them, you can manipulate the shape. The poppy-like flowers were created using the rounded flowers in Spring Blooms.

I die cut all of my pieces from white card stock using the Spring Blooms Companion Die. I then stamped the flowers with our Sweet Nectar dye ink, and stamped the different leaves with Old Gold and Appletini. I allowed them to dry completely and then started added additional color and details using a few Copics.

I didn't want to take away from the flowers, so I finished this one off very simply. I added some white wood embossing to the background. Once I had stamped the wood and added the embossing powder, I took a brush and knock off an area to stamp my sentiment and then created some irregular edges as well. Then I heat embossed as usual.

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Spring Blooms (available 04/05/14), Strictly Sentiments 4 (available 04/05/14), Dockside Backgrounds // Inks: Appletini Dye Ink, Old Gold Dye Ink, Sweet Nectar Dye Ink // Dies: Spring Blooms Companion Die (available 04/05/14) // Cardstock: White

So there you have Day 1, I hope that you have enjoyed today's products. I still have more, but I'll be sharing them in videos later this month.

How about a giveaway? Are you ready for a chance to win today's featured products: Strictly Sentiments 4, Spring Blooms and the Spring Booms Companion Die? Just leave a comment by 9:00 AM EST April 2nd to enter. I will select one random winner from all comments. Winners will be posted here.

Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back tomorrow!

168 comments:

  1. Lovely stamp set! I can never get enough of floral stamps :) The cards are great, especially the watercolored ones.

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  2. Beautiful cards and more fabulous stamp sets!

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  3. Floral stamps are something I can never get enough of. Really loving this set and your cards are gorgeous!

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  4. OMG!!!! This is so delicious!!!! I'm in love with this flowers

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  5. I especially like the Hello card. Love the font you chose for the Hello sentiment. The colors are gorgeous and the images are so perfect. Floral sets are my favorite and this one is a must have for me.

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  6. Love your spring blooms cards. Could you make cube size inks in the future? I find the smaller sizes easier to store!

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  7. Beautiful! Your flower building sets are beyond compare.

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  8. Oh my goodness these sets are amazing!! Your stamping and colouring are just fantastic!

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  9. Fabulous flowers, love the cards. Looks like more must have stamp sets :)

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  10. Oh wow! Love this flower set!! And a great sentiment set!!

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  11. Gorgeous sets, love these floral images. Thanks for sharing your ideas and tips too!! Each of your cards are stunning, love the designs!!!

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  12. Wow, gorgeous cards! I really love how the Copics blended with your new inks look. Can't wait to see the rest of the new release!

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  13. Wow… three beautiful cards (and some great techniques!)! More Wplus9 floral "must haves"!

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  14. Fantastic stamp sets and beautiful cards to showcase them! My fave one is the watercolor flowers. Though the last card is a very close 2nd. Love the coloring and layout.

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  15. Oh, the Spring Blooms are just so pretty - very versatile too I think.

    Penny

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  16. Oh Yes, these flowers are gorgeous, I love how you colored them and made them come alive! Spring Blooms is a fabulous mix of flowers and leaves!

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  17. Squeeee! The new florals are beautiful and I am SO excited to see that gorgeous "hello" revealed! I LOVE it!

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  18. aww! What a cool cards!!! Super!Love this flower set!!

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  19. Those spring blossoms are just too pretty!

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  20. Another beautiful floral set!! Love it!

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  21. Beautiful florals and I love the font in the sentiment set!

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  22. Oh I love your flower building stamps! That's why I'm really happy about the Spring Blooms release. Can't wait to see the Hand Lettered Hello stamps ;o)

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  23. I love the Spring Blooms as it has so many leaf options. Can't wait to see the Hand Lettered Hello introduced tomorrow. Looks like a fantastic release.

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  24. Love the hand lettered words, and your beautiful flowers BUT can we just talk about how gorgeous that background looks???? I'm off to play cards... thanks for the giveaway!!

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  25. I have to go back and read through your post more carefully, I buzzed through just soaking in all that amazing eye candy! These stamps are gorgeous and you've made them look so different in each card. I am a huge fan of the inks already, and you've thrown not one but two new techniques to make them even more amazing! LOVE these sentiments, too!

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  26. You design the PRETTIEST flower stamps - I'm in love with your hello card!!

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  27. How gorgeous! You do flowers so well, I am already loving this new release!

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  28. OMG, I love the new stamps sets! Can't wait to see the full reveal. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  29. You had me at hello. I can not wait to own these new products. They are gorgeous and you have showcased them brilliantly! I can't wait for tomorrow.

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  30. I adore that hello card! Gorgeous new products!

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  31. Both new sets are beautiful! The font of the sentiment set is so pretty.

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  32. The TEXTURE on the Spring Blooms stamp set is AMAZING!!!.

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  33. wonder new stamps - really like that the sentiments can be used for other occasions - and your flower card is gorgeous!!

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  34. Amazing such gorgeous cards I really love the spring bloom stamps especially in the last card. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  35. Gorgeous cards...love WPlus9 floral stamps!!!!

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  36. Gorgeous cards and stunning coloring!! Another fabulous set....can't wait to see the new sentiments!

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  38. Love the new floral stamps. Can't wait to try them myself.

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  39. Oooh so happy that there are more WPlus9 floral stamps coming out - I'm currently addicted to Coming Up Roses after previously using Fresh Cut Florals non-stop! ;)

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  40. Lovely!! I can't wait to add these to my cart along with some inks!!

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  41. Love the florals! and I am always on the lookout for great sentiment sets... I am definitely going to add this one to my collection. Everything about it is perfection!

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  42. WOW I absolutely LOVE all of them! They will all be on my list for sure! But I'm a huge mothers day card maker!!!!!

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  43. Love these Dawn . Another must have on my wishlist x

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  44. Oh my!!! I am so excited about these sets!!! I love Wplus9!!!

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  45. OMG! I have to get these 2 sets. Amazing!

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  46. Absolutely wonderful sets and your showcase cards are beyond stunning! Gorgeousness all around!
    c

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  47. Dawn, your products AMAZE me, and then what you DO with them blows me away! I'm definitely all over those flowers!!!! I can't wait to see more tomorrow!

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  48. More gorgeous blooms and fonts!!! I can't take my eyes off of your absolutely stunning cards! Love your watercolor techniques and wood embossing! Looking forward to seeing more of Hand Lettered Hello!

    Andrea McCulley
    prayalways421 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  49. Love the new sentiment stamp set! This will be on my wish list as I only have one Mother's Day stamp!!! Beautiful cards too!

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  50. Oh my goodness… the stamp set is just gorgeous! I absolutely love your stunning creations especially that watercolored card. I shall have to try those watercolor technique you shared previously. I also loved how you did the wood embossing on the last card.

    Looking forward to seeing more of this month's release.

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  51. Ahhh those ink pads are gorgeous! I love how you added copics on top of the stamped images!

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  52. Oh I love both sets! Beautiful cards too, love the woodgrain embossing on the third one.

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  53. Oh my gosh! There is so much beauty today! That watercolor card is beautiful, the font in the stamp set is amazing, the florals are gorgeous! And those inks! So many possibilities!!

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  54. Oh my goodness, Dawn ... such fabulousness ... and it's only Day 1! Wonderful sets, gorgeous cards! Anita :)

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  55. These are just gorgeous, Dawn! I particularly love the colors you used and the wood background technique. Always loving new ways to use my Copics, too. Great release - can't wait to see what else is coming our way!

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  56. Love the new sets and the new DT. We will miss the other DT .

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  57. These floral cards melt my heart.
    They are so beautiful - love the ink colors.
    WOW, Dawn, you are amazing...

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  58. Dawn, your cards are just gorgeous! LOVE the 'Hello, sweet friend' watercolor. The techniques are awesome, as always. I know this is going to be an amazing release!

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  59. I just love all the new introduced products... especially the Spring Blooms stamp and die set. Looking forward to the release!

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  60. Perfect! I love everything - your floral and script sets are the absolute best!

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  61. WOW!!!! Gorgeous sets!!! Always love Wplus9 flowers...they are the best!!!!
    Beautiful cards!!!!

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  62. SO beautiful! I love Spring Blooms and love all the watercoloring techniques you've shared. Can't wait to see the rest of the release!

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  63. Such fun looking sets! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the release!

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  64. gorgeous stamp set and love the fond of the sentiments. Your cards are beautiful, especially love the copic with dye ink flower.

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  65. this may just be your best floral set EVER! LOVE! and those mom's day sentiments? awesome!

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  66. The floral set is absolutely lovely. And your cards are beautiful, as always!

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  67. I am in love already, what fabulous new sets and perfect timing!
    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  68. Beautiful cards! What wonderful floral sets. WPlus9 has THE most incredible stamps, and I'm loving this release. Can't wait to see the rest! So gorgeous. : ) Bev

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  69. Wow! Love the font of that sentiment set and those new floral stamps are GORGEOUS! Fabulous sample projects too!!!

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  70. WOW WEE gorgeous sets and matching dies.. i love it

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  71. These stamps and cards are gorgeous! The Mother's day set is exactly what I need!

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  72. Gorgeous. ;-) Can't wait to have these in my stash.

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  73. Beautiful!!! I love how you showcased different techniques with these flowers. So inspiring!!

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  74. Gosh, these sets are just so fabulous! I can't wait to see what others come up with when they use them! So so very lovely!

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  75. Your cards are absolutely stunning! Gotta have these stamps!

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  76. Amazing stamps and dies! I cannot wait until release!

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  77. These look like awesome sets and you've showcased them beautifully. I can't wait to see the hello set you showed later this week.

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  78. Such pretty stamps...I just love the floral images and the script font on the sentiments.

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  79. Lovely flowers for Mom! I like all the coloring techniques too.

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  80. I love flower stamps... You can never have to many:) that sentiment set is lovely!

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  81. Fab stamps, and love the watercolouring, I must try it!

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  82. Another great floral set! Love the 'hello' stamp and all your samples!!
    Robin

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  83. These new stamps are wonderful! I love the cards you made with them.

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  84. Such pretty cards today! I am ready for Spring!

    Chris L.

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  85. Just beautiful! Love me a good floral!

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  86. OH so VERY Gorgeous in LOVE with the watercolor one..stunning new stamp sets !

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  87. Beautiful blooms! And I love the watercoloring techniques.

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  88. WOW, not only are the new stamps beautiful, but the results of the techniques you've used on your cards are stunning! I'm so impressed with your gorgeous cards!

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  89. Dawn, this is one exciting release and it's only day 1! The flowers are so pretty and I really love the shapes and textures on the stamps. The last card shown is just stunning! The coloring is so pretty along with the partial embossing to highlight the sentiment. Wow, I have wishlist will all items from today included!

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  90. OMG what gorgeous cards! I love everything in today's release.

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  91. Gorgeous, gorgeous cards, and I love the large script too!!!

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  92. Wow, these stamps are going to make some very pretty cards!!! Can not wait until thye are released! :)

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  93. Beautiful flowers stamps and dies! I especially love the watercolored card!

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  94. Your cards are adorable! Now I must have these flower stamps and dies and of course the wonderful script too!!!
    Thank You for the chance to win :))

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  95. Super excited about this release - I love both the flowers and the sentiments!

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  96. Flowers, you can't have enough of them, great release!
    Your cards are stunning!!!

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  97. These are so beautiful! Love the handwriting!

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  98. What a gorgeous release, thanks for the Incredible inspiration!

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  99. Beautiful, simply beautiful!!!

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  100. Love these new set! Thanks for a chance to win them!

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  101. I love these cards - and the stamps and dies. Thanks for sharing the techniques.

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  102. Oh my goodness the stamps and your cards are beautiful!

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  103. I would love to have these sets. The flowers are beautiful and your cards are simply gorgeous.

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  104. Oh my goodness! I am in love with the sets in this post. Those Spring Flowers are so pretty and the sentiment set is fabulous! I would LOVE to win some of these.

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  105. Spring blooms is a nice addition to your floral stamp sets. I love the matching dies since they make it so much faster to assemble a card.

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  106. I love this set, it's beautiful, and there are matching dies, even better! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  107. Oh my goodness....these projects are all so AMAZING! Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!

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  108. Nobody does flowers like you! Beautiful! A must have!

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  109. OMG I love how you used this set and the sentiments are gorgeous!!

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  110. Dawn....you never never disappoint!!! I am in love with the handwritten sentiment......can't wait to see the full reveal of that set! The florals in true WP9 style are just absolutely stunning and gorgeous!

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  111. What beautiful new stamp sets! Love the cards you created with them

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  112. I am floored!!! These are truly amazing!
    I am eagerly waiting at the computer to purchase!

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  113. The Spring Blooms stamps are just lovely and the cards you created with them are beautiful.

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  114. Amazing start to your April release! I love Spring Blooms and can't wait to see what else you have coming our way! Beautiful samples!

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  115. Love the "mom" sentiments and the fabulous script. Your cards today are a colorful treat for the eyes!

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  116. Outstanding! Spring Blooms is such a lovely floral stamp set. Dawn, your cards are so beautiful!

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  117. Wplus9 has really hit the nail on the head with floral stamps!!

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  118. Wow wow wow! I just love the spring blooms stamps and dies. And the cards are amazing!

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  119. Love these stamps and dies. The cards are beautiful.

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  120. Wow, those watercolored flowers are just stunning! What great images and techniques!

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  121. I'm just loving the font of the new sentiment set!!!

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  122. Love the inks layered with copics. Beautiful cards.

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  123. I am in love with that floral set!!

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  124. These look amazing and I can imagine them being extremely popular!!!

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  125. YES YES YES!!!! These will be fast to sell out, I just know it!!! So in love with the new floral stamps!

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  126. These are must haves! And the peek from tomorrow....swoon!

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  127. WOW your two cards are so beautiful! Love the two different techniques! Would love to see a video tutorial on the copics and the new dye inks!

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  128. Oh my, another fabulous floral set, I love it! Love your cards too, your techniques are fabulous and can wait to give them a try!

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  129. What a lovely new set. I love all the card samples.

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  130. These are beautiful! Your work is always so inspiring!

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  131. These are perfect Spring sets...thanks so much for sharing these beautiful cards!

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  132. Beautiful sets! Love the watercolored flowers with the new Strictly Sentiments 4! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  133. Absolutely gorgeous sets...so many amazing flowers and dies!

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  134. Fantastic projects and new stamps today. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  135. Wow! These are amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  136. No one does floral stamp sets like WPlus9! I LOVE the techniques you've come up with using this beautiful set and those gorgeous inks. Can't wait to see what else you are going to release!

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  137. Dawn, your cards are beautiful. I especially like the watercolor one. I may just have to be brave and try that technique. Thanks for including dies with your stamp sets. They are so helpful! Thanks for sharing!

    Sherry in MI

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  138. Awesome cards, great stamp sets.....will be adding to my supplies...

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  139. I just love playing with these DIY bouquet stamps, they are so versatile. I also love the techniques that you have used. I can't wait to see the new 'hello' font set which I would have lots of uses for. Looking forward to what is coming tomorrow.

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  140. Wow!!! The new release is so beautiful!

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  141. FABULOUS stamps & dies and GORGEOUS cards!!!

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  142. Gosh, these are so pretty!! Great inspiration as well! Thanks for the opportunity to win them!

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  143. Oh my, these are gorgeous! That new floral set is a must-have and your watercolor techniques are fabulous!

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  144. Gorgeous bold floral set but I love how you used these different techniques to get even more out of this set!

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  145. What a gorgeous floral set. I love that there are so many possible combinations to create your own unique flowers.

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  146. So gorgeous! Love the spring blooms and the font on the sentiments...swoon!

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  147. Lovely floral set and you're samples are just gorgeous!!

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  148. Love these sets and your samples are gorgeous!!!

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  149. Oh my goodness! The flowers are stunning!

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  150. You make the best floral sets!! I will need this one! :)

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  151. Absolutely gorgeous! I can already tell that I am going to want this entire release!

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  152. Thank you for sharing. Great release!

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  153. The watercolor techniques are so life like. Wow, I'm certainly developing a shopping list! Can't wait!

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  154. Quite late to see these and comment but these stamps are gorgeous and love the samples!! Beautiful designs.

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  155. Oh wow I just love the new dies and stamps, my head is swimming with ideas as how to just them.

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  156. Beautiful images! Beautiful creations with them! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  157. Yea Spring! If it supposed to snow 12 in. By Friday. Enough! Thanks for the cute Spring colors, stamps, dies, and ideas.

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  158. What wonderful new sets ... and love how the copics go with your inks

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  159. Another floral set, wonderful. Your cards are amazing.

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  160. There is nothing that I don't like about your introduction today! Your Mom cards are excellent and I am so looking forward to this release!

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  161. Beautiful!! I love your work!!

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