Thursday, June 4, 2015

VIDEO: Intro to Watercolored Anemones

Hello and welcome back to Day 4 of Release Week! The June 2015 Release will officially be available tonight at midnight EST, June 5, 2015. All of the new products are recapped at the bottom of this post if you need to review anything. And if you are just joining us, be sure to check out Days 1-3, starting here: .

But before all of that happens, I want to give you a closer look at the Watercolored Anemones stamp set. I am in love with this set as it is one of those that you can use as is, or really get creative with it and experiment.

Watch above or watch in HD at YouTube

As mentioned in the video, this is the first set that I've translated one of my finished watercolors into vector form. I am very pleased with how well it came out and will definitely be creating more sets like this.

Each piece is divided into two or three layers of images that you stamp on top of one another and build. In the sample below, I've demonstrated the "recommended" layering of the images. As always, the great thing about the way these are designed, is that you don't have to have anything perfectly aligned. It still looks amazing.

Here I stamped the large silhouette of the completed bouquet in Mojito Dye Ink and then stamped and die cut the flowers and select leaves using the Watercolored Anemones Companion Die.

For the background, I stamped a few of the sentiments from Greetings & Salutations, also releasing on June 5th. I used the larger sentiment block stamped in Fairy Dust and some of the individual sentiments in Little Piggy.

The full silhouette image in the set is great to use as a short cut, a guide, or for some fun emboss resist techniques.

Or you can simply build your own bouquet complete with stems using the individuals pieces in the set as I demonstrate in the video above.

All of the different images and shapes included in the set really open the door to get creative and create all different kinds of flowers. Don't ask me what kind they would be...but they come across as flowers! ;o) It's one of the reasons I love painting florals and why they are great for beginners, they are so forgiving.

To create this card, I used several of the "detail" images to create different types of flowers and build my own unique bouquet. By stamping off and double stamping and layering - I was able to achieve several depths of color all using the same ink for each element. Be sure to check out the video for step-by-step instructions on how to achieve similar looks.

For the sentiments, I used the Doodle Flowers Die and the Doodle Buds stamp set.

Similarly, you can create all over patterns using any of the images in the set you want. I used the same technique in the card below, except this time I used contrasting inks and didn't do any stamping off.

Notice the cool color blends and transitions in the leaves? Two words - dirty stamp. Yep, I had previously used Appletini dye ink to stamp leaves on another project and didn't clean my stamp before switching to Lake House and as the residual color mixed with the new color it created these awesome blends. The more I stamped and inked with Lake House, the more the color started to transition over. Just LOVE this, and it was definitely a happy accident!

Just one more to give you a peek at to show how you can still incorporate this style of stamps into a very CAS design.

I stamped out several "patterned papers" while testing the different color combinations and layer options. This was the result of one of those practice pieces. Since I used so little of the actual patterned piece, I was able to get 3 cards out of this one.

I hope you enjoyed this close up look at Watercolored Anemones. That is all I have for you today...but I still have quite a few more with this set that I will be sharing over the next couple of weeks as well as another video on creating the allover patterns. And I will be back tomorrow with a look at Doodle Buds, so be sure to come back!

If you are still itching to see more, and I hope that you are - the design team is killing it this month! If you haven't been by their blogs, you are missing out. They are definitely pulling out all the stops for this release!

Design Team Inspiration

And here is a quick recap of everything that will be available tomorrow.

June 2015 Release - available 05/05/15

Photopolymer Clear Stamps

Dreams Into Plans
3x4" Clear Stamp Set
$6 USD

Doodle Buds
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$14 USD

Happy Mail
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$14 USD

Party Animal
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$14 USD

Watercolored Anemones
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$14 USD

Greetings & Salutations
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$14 USD

Main Squeeze
4x6" Clear Stamp Set
$14 USD

Steel Rule Dies

Doodle Buds Companion Die

$16 USD

Happy Mail Companion Die

$15 USD

Party Animal Companion Die
$17 USD

Watercolored Anemones Companion Die

$8 USD

Greetings & Salutations Companion Die
$5 USD

Flower Doodles Die
$16 USD

PURE COLOR Dye Ink - available EXCLUSIVELY at wplus9.com

Black
Dye Ink
$6 USD

Additional Featured Supplies

Giveaway Alert

Would you like to win a $50 store credit to wplus9.com? Just leave a comment below by 10:00 p.m. EST tonight, 06/04/15 to enter and we will select one random winner from all comments. Winner will be posted on our Release Winners page by 11:00 p.m. EST on 06/04/15.

Thanks for visiting! Don't forget, I still have a lot more to share and will be back tomorrow!

155 comments:

  1. You are so talented Dawn, thanks for the chance to win - my WPlus9 wishlist is looooong! :)

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  2. Totally love the Watercolored Anemone set and the gorgeous cards you have created..you are so talented and inspiring :)..really excited about the new release !

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  3. Such a pretty series of cards! The third one is my favorite.

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  4. Wow these are gorgeous! Love the look of those watercolor flowers. This has been an outstanding release ♥

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  5. Watercolor Anemones is just what i was looking for ...vintage fabric feel with modern lines:)
    SUPER job!

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  6. You always do a great job with the flowers! I enjoy making scrapbook page backgrounds with your stamps. ;)

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  7. When I first saw this set I was not taken by it but your video changed that and the creative juices are flowing. I could even see a poppy on the sheet you stamped off on. And as with Laura Jane I could see the vintage fabric especially in the last card you displayed. What a terrific job. Thanks for the share.

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  8. ACK....You're a superstar Dawn!! I just love that you took your original work of art (which I do believe I told you on instagram was GORGEOUS! and I hoped it was a stamp set sneak and a tutorial to come...nope, an original watercolor you said...boo hoo...I thought-I will never be able to master doing that and BOOM you make it so!!
    Thank you so much Dawn. YOU ROCK girl!! :D

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  9. Gorgeous cards, love the watercolorwater colored anemones.

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  10. Gorgeous cards, love the watercolorwater colored anemones.

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  11. the flowers are so soft and pretty. the watercoloring is great - looks like printed paper.
    Wonderful cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  12. Wow thanks for doing the video so we could see how many things that can be done with this set, it just opens the door to many possibilities.

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  13. What a beautiful set, so much creativity potential!

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  14. Oh my goodness Dawn your cards are amazing! I am new to wplus9 so I don't have any of the products yet but I have been trying to follow this blog hop (I hope I got to ALL of the samples????) I am loving what I've seen so far. I'd LOVE to win and try some of this out. (I'm a try before I buy kinda girl as I am on a budget. LOL) Anyway, I love te card samples I've seen so far! TFS!

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  15. Beautiful work!!! Those flowers are amazing!

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  16. Love those flowers and they will be so versatile!

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  17. Fabulous release. I especially like the dies this time.

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  18. Wow...those watercolor flowers look FABULOUS as pattern papers and backgrounds to sentiments!! Gorgeous!!!

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  19. Love this stamp set so much! I'm new to WPlus9 and these are just what I need to put on my wish list! TFS!!!

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  20. Beautiful stamp set and love all the cards, they all are amazing!!!

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  21. After seeing your cards, the watercolor anemones are now at the top of my wishlist! I love the way they look as patterned backgrounds!

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  22. comme toujours ces créations sont superbes, je me réjouis de tester ces nouveaux tampons magnifiques et merci pour l’inspiration.

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  23. Beautiful cards! Love the artsy feel to the flowers in the anemone set!

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  24. Your cards are always amazing! Love the new anemone set! So pretty!

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  25. I love the watercolor look and the watercolored anemones are awesome! So incredibly pretty!

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  26. Wow wow wow! These are just stunning! I love floral images and these rock! Congrats!!!

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  27. Just BEAUTIFUL!! LOVED the Video and all of the AMAZING Inspiration!! THANKS for the chances to win ALL week and I hope you have a FABULOUS Release Weekend!! =)

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  28. My favorite cards to make are with flowers. This release has that covered. It's awesome!

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  29. wow what beautiful floral cards...love the way you can customize these stamps to suit your needs.

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  30. These might be my favorite iteration of all the new watercolor flower stamps. So lovely!

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  31. Oh, my! Love this set, Dawn! Gorgeous stamping and love the video too! Thank you for always showing us and teaching us different ways to use your stamp sets! Can't WAIT to see you watercolor with these! ♥

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  32. Those flowers! I'm so excited to see you translating your watercolor art into stampable images that we can all use.

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  33. Another day of fabulous cards!! Can't wait for this release!!

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  34. Love that water color set... Can't wait to try it out.

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  35. Gorgeous inspiration! LOVE the watercolor anemones and party animals!

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  36. Gorgeous, gorgeous cards. I love your videos...so helpful! I shall deem you the Queen of Flowers!

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  37. The watercolor anemones stamp set is just beautiful, all of the sample cards are gorgeous.

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  38. Such a pretty set of cards. Gorgeous :)

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  39. I love how soft and organic the shapes of these flowers are. These are so pretty and create beautiful images. Love the new release!! Great cards too!

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  40. Gosh, I am just loving everything in this release! The anemones set is beautiful!

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  41. Wow!! These cards that you made using the anemones set & dies are so pretty. This will be my #1 purchase once they are released!!!!

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  42. These anemones are so beautiful!! Oh how I would love for them to come home with me :)

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  43. I absolutely love these anemones, gorgeous set!!!

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  44. Loving the flowers and this whole release! Can't wait!!!

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  45. This release is fantastic! I can't wait to get my hands on some of it! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  46. oh my gosh!!! These types of stamps really challenge me but you make it looks SO effortless!!! How do you do that?! I'm tempted, very tempted to get this one even though I epically failed at another similar two step flower stamp of yours. haha

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  47. Wow! This stamp set looks like sooo much fun! Gorgeous looking flowers!

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  48. I am such a sucker for floral sets and this one is GORGEOUS!

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  49. Loving all the new sets,the flowers are amazing!

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  50. These cards are just gorgeous and that stamp set is so versatile and fun! I'm going to have to try it out.

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  51. I like that you mentioned they don't have to be perfectly aligned - that sounds really nice. The cards are lovely.

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  52. I like that you mentioned they don't have to be perfectly aligned - that sounds really nice. The cards are lovely.

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  53. You always make the best floral images/cards. Thanks for the video....I always learn something new! Great release, can't wait to shop tonight!

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  54. Another fabulous release!! I am always inspired by your examples and my WPlus9 Pinterest board is growing by the day!!!

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  55. These cards are gorgeous! What a wonderful release! Thanks for sharing the video!

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  56. Thanks for the wonderful video showing how you stamped these cards. I won't tell anyone about your messy ink pad lids.

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  57. I have NEVER been more excited about a release! I love those baby giraffes and the new greetings and salutations set!

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  58. Wow, this release is fantastic! I really appreciate the variety of stamp styles you offer along with the tutorials you share, they really do help me determine how much I "need" something, and usually that means I try a technique I have never tried before. I am so glad to have found your site and products, and I am forever checking your FB updates, you always share such awesome projects. Thanks for the great job you do and also for a chance to win.

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  59. What a fantastic release! I can't wait to get that sweet giraffe set. Your cards today are awesome, as usual! Looking forward to trying out the techniques you shared. Thank you so much for making awesome products. You always inspire me!

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  60. I like everything from the release, but the Watercolored Anemones are calling my name - love them, especially!

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  61. Beautiful release!! I adore the giraffes, but I can pick just one, love everything!

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  62. What a gorgeous set! I'm in love!

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  63. What beautiful things you have! I love seeing all the ways that you can use the products too. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  64. You and your team are so talented!

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  65. Everytime I watch your videos, I learn to look at my stamps in a different light. You truly are a master of "getting the most" out of using stamps as tools to create beautiful things!

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  66. oh my....these cards are beyond gorgeous!!!

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  67. The watercolor anemones are beautiful!

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  68. The ink colors are gorgeous and the new stamp sets are all on my wish list! Love it!!

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  69. Beautiful cards love the Anemones they are so pretty can't wait to get these... love it.

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  70. I love the watercolor effect and these cards are gorgeous!

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  71. Beautiful cards love the Anemones they are so pretty can't wait to get these... love it.

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  72. Seriously amazing! That blessed card is beautiful!

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  73. Wow! Beautiful cards today! My wish list is growing.

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  74. I cannot but tell, the flowers are awesome! I want them all!

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  75. So pretty, Dawn! It's such fun to watch you create these beautiful flowers! There are anemones blooming in my garden at the moment. So the Watercolored Anemones set is on my wish list! ♡

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  76. These are absolutely gorgeous, and your colors are so soft! Stunning! And I love the "blessed" die! Love them all!

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  77. Just lovely dawn! Nice video.

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  78. This stamp set is so pretty & your cards are gorgeous!

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  79. Beautiful cards and the video was so helpful. This is one set I'll be wanting to get! The flowers are so gorgeous with the other techniques you shared. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  80. I love the loose, water-coloured look to these stamps! Definitely want this set!!

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  81. What a beautiful set! Makes watercoloring look "easy" :) Love the first card with all of the different Hellos!

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  82. I wasn't too sure about Watercolored Anemones when I first saw them, but *wowza* after seeing how you used them today-what beautiful results! Love every way you used them!

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  83. Gorgeous cards! That set is so versatile and can be used in so many ways. Thanks for the great video, great new sets and the chance to win!!

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  84. Beautifully stunning cards! I just love this stamp set!

    Andrea McCulley
    prayalways421(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  85. What wonderful cards! Love the video and these new sets!

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  86. I'm a new fan of WP9. This set looks amazing to use for many techniques.

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  87. Okay, I'm just going to gush. I absolutely love watching your videos. You have the rare gift of being able to take your abundant talent and break down your process in a way that allows me to believe that I, too, might create something beautiful. I think of it like this: you create these beautiful floral images (the seed), show us what is possible (taking root), and then we take these images into our own hands, praying that our purchase has been sprinkled with some of your creative magic, and...(the blossom). As in nature, some of these blooms are a bit raggedy, some are stunning, but all of them give us a peek into what is possible. Thanks so much for what you do!

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  88. I love your last card, very classy looking!

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  89. As alwys this release is incredible! Loooove!

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  90. The flowers are so beautiful and very inspirational. Your videos walking us through the steps are great and so easy to follow, so many thanks for those and for a lovely giveaway :)

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  91. I love the versatility of Watercoloured Anemones! The cards are so beautiful Dawn!

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  92. I am totally in love with all the critter stamps! They are whimsical without being silly. They remind me of old children's books. And the flowers!!! I have lots of flower stamps, but none that layer to look like they were painted on like yours do. Love it all!

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  93. I agree - Watercolored Anemones is a versatile set, not only in how to make it come alive on paper, but for the fact that it will suit any type of card (a card makers dream!). Lovely cards, each and every one of them!

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  94. Ok, now you are really speaking my language. Cute baby animals are nice, but loose watercolory florals...OH YES!!

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  95. I'm so glad that you created the video to show us mere mortals how to use this incredibly lovely stamp set. The flowers are beautiful and I love seeing how they layer upon each other. You are such a gifted artist and card maker. This release has a lot to love. The anemones are a must have.

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  96. I just watched your video and was fascinated at the ease in which you created such beautiful the cards. You make it look like a painting that someone would hang on their wall with a spotlight. Thanks for the insight, vision,and inspiring video.

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  97. This stamp set is beautiful and the cards you have made are gorgeous. I'm constantly impressed by your cards. Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration.

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  98. Beautiful florals - great cards!!!!

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  99. Dawn, another collection of beautiful cards, you really know how to highlight the stamps and dies. Love layers for flowers

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  100. Amazing New Release!! The flowers is so beautiful!

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  101. Oh, my, but these are such beautiful cards! Each and every one is so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  102. They are all beautiful Dawn! I love party animal and happy mail too! Thanks for all that you share and do! Paulette S.
    craftqueen417 at yahoo dot com
    http://paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com
    as Blogger and Google people won't delete my Blogger profile from a blog moved to WP in 2012, nor delete it, nor let me edit or delete it.

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  103. Beautiful cards!! Love this release..giraffes are my favorite animal!!

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  104. Such beautiful cards! I love your comment " Don't ask me what kind they would be...but they come across as flowers"!

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  105. Your stamps are fantastic and this release is wonderful! I adore the giraffe set. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  106. Fabulous release! I love those giraffes!

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  107. This release is amazing and so is your talent! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  108. I love this release especially the flower doodles and giraffe!

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  109. I love this flower set because a) it's pretty and b) I really enjoy saying "anemone!" :) It's up there now with "poikilotherm" and "eosinophil." Can you tell I'm a science nerd?

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  110. Terrific collection of cards! This release is fabulous!

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  111. So, so excited! LOVE your products!

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  112. I'm so excited for this release! Everything is so beautiful!!

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  113. What a fabulous new release!! The giraffes are adorable and a perfect companion to the elephant sets.

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  114. I didn't want to love the baby giraffe. But who can't love him! And I've been waiting to order Miss You Lots and Pick of the Litter!

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  115. First amazing release! My favs are the anemones and those cute giraffes and the doodle flowers!!!! Just love it all!

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  116. Another amazing release! Can't wait to order! Come to Momma, Doodle Buds! Lol! <3

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  117. Those flowers rock! Beautiful! I am also loving the giraffe! Such a great release!

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  118. It's just beautiful! I could watch you color all day.

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  119. Another great release! Thanks for continuing to put out quality product and inspiring images and dies; along with all the inspiration I get from you and the team! Thank you!

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  120. Another amazing release! The giraffe set is so darn cute. I am setting my alarm now!

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  121. I just started getting into the layered flowers and I blame you and your videos 😂 thanks for sharing are your lovely talent.

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  122. I purchased my first WPlus9 stamp sets several months back and I have to say I am a fan for life! I can't wait for the release!!

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  123. So very excited for this release! $50 might put a dent in it! Thank you.

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  124. Congratulations on a FABULOUS release, Dawn! From the beautiful florals to the adorable critters, I love it all!!

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  125. So many fabulous stamps!! I can't wait.

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  126. I'm so excited to order, I wish I could stay up to midnight.

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  127. Each of your cards are so sweet with these must-have anemones, Dawn! This whole release is fabulous!

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  128. Can't wait for this release and the roses stamp to be back in stock!

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  129. Staying up late! Can't wait! Love this release,

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  130. Love watching you do your magic Dawn!! Love the Watercolor Anemones!!:)

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  131. gorgeous gorgeous. I can't wait for the release!

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  132. These cards are so pretty, love the idea of making your own patterned paper!

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  133. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  134. Love the fonts, dies, watercolors and cuteness of the giraffes! Wonderful products.

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  135. You are making it very difficult this month. I LOVE everything! The critters are absolutely adorable and the watercolored blooms are gorgeous!

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  136. I love the watercolor set, so beautiful!!!

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  137. The technique with the anemones was so cool and it is neat that there are matching dies.

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  138. I loVe your wonderful release! The animals are soooo cute. Love the Doodle Buds.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  139. Stunning cards ..love the stamp set!

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  140. LOVE these stamp sets ... must have them ... simply gorgeous cards too! Anita :)

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  141. these cards made me fall in love with flowers ! I would love to get the chance to play with them. Stunning work and stamps!

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  142. These flowers are so beautiful . Great cards.

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  143. Dawn I couldn't wait to see you bring this fabulous set to life before my very eyes!! Amazing! So pretty!
    =] Michele

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  144. These are all so beautiful! Fresh and springlike! Perfect!

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  145. I liked how you used different stamp pads to give it depth.

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  146. I liked how you used different stamp pads to give it depth.

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  147. Wonderful new sets ... love the doodle flowers and anemonies.

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