Friday, October 3, 2014

Simon Says Stamp "Cold Hands, Warm Heart" Blog Hop



I am OH SO EXCITED to be participating in the Simon Says Stamp "Warm Hands, Cold Heart" blog hop today!   What an honor to have been asked by Heidi Crowl, owner of Simon Says Stamp, to participate and to be designing alongside a group of ridiculously talented women to show off the newest Simon Says Stamp release!  

I've created a couple of cards today with several products from the "Cold Hands, Warm Heart" collection for the hop, but keep checking back because there will be more to come!   I just love this collection!  

When I received my stash of crafty goodness from Heidi, I literally laughed out loud when I saw the stamp set that I am featuring in this first card!  OMG!  Genius!   

Introducing Ugly Sweater!


Ugly Christmas sweater parties are all the rage these days!  So funny,right?!   Notice the stitched edging?  I created that by die cutting my CS with the largest die from the new "Bundle of Stitches" die set.   I paired some MFT gumdrop green, smooth white, black licorice and red hot CS.   I used the MFT Die-Namics Circle STAX to create the circular panel.   I stamped the little snowflake on from the "Ugly Sweater" stamp set in VersaMark ink onto the red hot CS panel and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I stamped the sentiment in MFT red hot and black licorice ink. 


To create my ugly sweater, I stamped the image in MFT black licorice ink and colored it with copics (R59, R29, R2, R05, YG67, YG63, and YG61).  I then damped a dishtowel with some colorless blender and pressed it over the image to give the sweater a textured look.   Next, I stamped the little snowflake again in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I stamped the Santa and colored him with copics.  I used a white gel pen to add the freckles to his cheek.  I fussy cut him out and adhered him into the sweater.

Next up is a card I created featuring the new "Winter Warmth" stamp set!


All the stitching you see on the card was done using dies from the new "Bundle of Stitches" die set.   I will be reaching for this die set over and over!   I used the new "Flower Pattern Stencil"  and the MFT whip cream ink pad to gently sponge on the subtle pattern on the kraft CS.   


I stamped the mug in MFT black licorice ink and colored it with copics.  I stamped the little snowflake from the "Winter Warmth" stamp set in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Next, I stamped the mittens and colored them with copics (R59, R29, R24, R05, E43, and E41).  I then stamped the heart in VersMark ink and again heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I fussy cut them out and adhered them on top of the mug.  I stamped the sentiment in MFT hot fudge ink.   

Ready to hop?!


Make you you stop and leave a little blog love on each of the designers blogs not only because you don;t want to miss an ounce of crafty inspiration but also because.........

Simon will be giving away a grab bag Prize Pack to 1 commenter on EACH blog hop hostess's blog! 

You have until 1:00pm EST on Friday, October 10, 2014 to get your hoppin' done!  and I will pick the winners from everyone's blog.   A complete winners list will be posted on the Simon blog on Friday October 10, 2014!  

If you got here from Heather Ruwe's blog, your next stop is Stephanie Klauck's blog! Otherwise, be sure to go back and start from the beginning on the Simon Says Stamp blog!  


497 comments:

  1. I just love the Ugly sweater stamp set!!

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  2. Love the cards, love how you created "patterned" paper with the stencil and stamps

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  3. Super cute cards Kim. Love the fantastic coloring with the heat embossing.

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  4. Just beautiful, Kim! I love the warm mug and mittens! ♡Dawn

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  5. Such beautiful and bright color on you fantastic cards.

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  6. Love both of your cards, but i have a thing for red, so that is my favorite.

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  7. Love the texture on the ugly sweater! Great cards!

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  8. Just had to pin the sweater card, it is awesome and the mitten card is really pretty too.

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  9. You made an ugly sweater look wearable with pride! Great job putting it together! Such fun cards!

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  10. Love the ugly sweater card and the sponged background on the mitten card.

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  11. Such cute and clever cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Love the neutrals with the red mittens--they really pop!

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  13. love that sweater stamp set. adding it to my wish list!

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  14. Cute cards. Love the red mittens.

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  15. Cute cards, great job with the sweater!

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  16. Your cards are just adorable! I love what you've done with the new products!

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  17. Super cards! Love that sweater stamp set!

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  18. Great cards! I just adore the sweater stamp set!

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  19. This sweater is a hoot and I love the coffee card. Both are great.

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  20. Awesome card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. Really great cards...love the color combos and design on sweater!!!

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  22. Loved the mittens and the hot beverage - ftw Nenya

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  23. Your ugly sweater card is so fun. I also like the mittens and cup to warm the heart.

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  24. Love the baby its cold outside card. Colors are beautiful.

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  25. Kim, those mittens and hearts are to die for! Such beautiful coloring and embossing.

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  26. All are adorable and I do believe you've convinced me to buy that die set. Love, love, love it!

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  27. Oh, that sweater is adorable...in an ugly way, of course. And now I want hot chocolate!

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  28. Love the sweater card but love, love, love the mittens and cup one!

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  29. These cards are so cute, great layout and colors. Thank you for sharing.

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  30. So cute! I just giggle at that ugly sweater!

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  31. This card made me excited for cold weather :D

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  32. I cannot get enough of the ugly sweater set! Tfs

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  33. I have to get the sweater stamp set. I really like red and brown together.

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  34. Sweet cards, Kim! Great color combos.

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  35. Awesome pattern on the background! Love your warm winter cards!~kim

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  36. These are really beautiful cards using some adorable images and dies! Love your gorgeous coloring.

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  37. I see that this Ugly Sweater set is going to be all the rage this year! Better get mine ordered today! I just learned that terry cloth/colorless blender trick in OCC - it works great on your sweater!

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  38. Love the coloring on the Santa.

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  39. Love both of these - the first is so bright and festive and the second is all warm and cozy!

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  40. I'm envious of your Copic colouring! So beautiful!

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  41. Kim, both cards are beautiful, but that sweater really jumps out at you. It looks so real. great job.

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  42. OMG I love your cards and your snowman sweater card is so fun I WANT that sweater.....you totally rocked your design watch out Project Runway.....and then your cocoa card is absolutely precious....OMG girl you sure are so talented I love what you did and how you did it. YOU so ROCK!!

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  43. That hot cocoa card is just adorable! And the detail in the sweater is incredible! Great job!

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  44. The cards are adorable. Great coloring.

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  45. I liked your cards-that ugly sweater stamp set is a must-have!

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  46. the cards are warm & cozy.....& CUTE....making me ready a break in this crazy weather here on the Gulf Coast (92 on Oct 2nd!!!!)

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  47. Your ugly sweater is perfect! I love your cards. So adorable!

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  48. Love that first card the best! So cute.

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  49. great cards. the ugly sweater is so cute

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  50. The cards are great! I really like the kraft one. I am a sucker for white on kraft!

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  51. Super cute cards!! Thanks for sharing!

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  52. Love the new release!! Great cards!!

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  53. Hehe, love your 'ugly' sweater! And the mittens and mug card is too CUTE!

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  54. Lovely, fun cards which definitely warm the heart!

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  55. Love the baby it's cold outside!! Love those mittens!!

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  56. Both of your cards are very beautiful. Hugs! xx

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  57. Precious! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  58. Great cards. Wonderful inspiration. Thanks for sharing!!

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  59. Such cute cards! I'm ready for some cold weather!

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  60. Do we really have to get ready for cold, cold weather? Your card will make it much more fun!

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  61. Great ideas!! This set would be so fun to have. I will add these to my wish list

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  62. The sweater card makes me smile - too funny!

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  63. And another amazing ugly sweater! So cute...

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  64. I love that you did SO much with so little. It helps me to narrow down and make those difficult decisions, like what to get first! ^_^

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  65. Love the cards! That sweater is awesome!

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  66. Thanks so much. The sweater card is hilarious!

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  67. Great cards. I love the mittens and the warm mug of "hot chocolate" (for me anyways:)

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  68. Gorgeous colouring on your cards! Great blog hop. Lots of super cards.

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  69. Both are GORGEOUS!!! Love the ugly sweater card!!!

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  70. Such fun cards and I love your coloring and the backgrounds you used. TFS

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  71. Great cards, can see using the ugly sweaters stamp set on an invitation to an ugly sweater, Christmas party.

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  72. Love these cards. They are so adorable!

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  73. This hop is so exciting and all of the cards as so creative. Love the ones that you did.

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  74. Super cute cards! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  75. This ugly sweater is not one I would wear, but would gladly give someone in a card!

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  76. Great cards, I especially love the mittens one! Gorgeous!

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  77. Thanks for the card inspiration...love the Ugly Sweater card!

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  78. LOVE your cards! That sentiment for the Ugly Sweater is awesome!

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  79. I like the ugly sweater card AND the Mug card. You've done a great job on them especially with coloring.

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  80. Funny design for your ugly sweater card! Everyone is having such fun with that.

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  81. Needed to add my info for the above comment.

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  82. I love the texture on that green sweater, which isn't ugly at all, and the mittens with cocoa is so sweet!!

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  83. The brown card shows so much winter warmth.

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  84. Cute cards. The mug & mittens really warm me up.

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  85. Such cute cards! Love the "ugly" sweater:)

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  86. Such cute cards. Love the mug and mittens. That cute sweater is really not ugly but...you could make it so I guess LOL.

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  87. Good ideas. Love the projects and the products. Awesome job!

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  88. Love these adorable cards!! Thank you for sharing!

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  89. Oh, I just LOVE your ugly sweater card. Great job!

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  90. Thanks for the details on how you created your cards. The sweater card is my favorite.

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  91. The sweater card is great! That stamp set makes me laugh.

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  92. Love the ugly sweater card - and those mittens are too cute...

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  93. Such sweet and fun cards! Your coloring of the sweater is awesome!

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  94. Love the Cards. I agree the stitch dies will be VERY useful!

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  95. Your selection of sentiments are super cute, and clever. Thanks for the ideas

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  96. Everyone of you ladies is very talented! Loving your cards.

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  97. Love both cards but my favorite is the "Baby, It's Cold Outside" card!! So pretty! TFS!

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  98. I can not get enough of these ugly sweater cards! I love the one you did- so cute! Thanks

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  99. Fabulous card creations here!! Really love those mittens!! Thanks for sharing!

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  100. Love the ugly sweater stamp set! Great tip about the damp paper towel to create texture!

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  101. The detail on your cards is very special. So adorable.

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  102. Love the cute (ugly?) sweater!

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  103. Creating texture on the sweater is a great idea.

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  104. The ugly sweater made me smile!

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  105. You sure do make the ugly sweater look good! I love how you used the colorless blender to add texture. I still haven't mastered that yet.

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  106. Wonderful! Ugly sweaters can actually look good.

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  107. What darling cards. Just love the ugly sweater card. That set is my favorite so far on the hop. Thanks for sharing.

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  108. what great cards love the ugly sweater one with santa. thanks for the chance to win

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  109. Fantastic cards - love them both!!

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  110. Such happy and cheerful cards! Amazing coloring too!

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  111. Love them all but the mittens make me feel like winter

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  112. Haha love your ugly sweater! Great cards!

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  113. Very fun cards - thanks for the inspiration !!!!

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  114. Sweet cards, so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  115. OMG!! LOVING this FUN New Collection of Goodies!! =) SQUEAL!! The New Ink colors make me HAPPY!! =)I LOVE your AWESOME Card Designs for today!! Whoop Whoop!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  116. I'm just loving all these wonderfully funny ugly sweater cards I am seeing along this blog hop. I just can't stop laughing when I see them all. I just love the bright colors you used on your cards. Great job!

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  117. These are so cute! I feel like I'm repeating myself throughout this hop, but they are so cute!! Love, love, love this release!!

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  118. very cute cards. You guys have almost warn me down in regards to getting the ugly sweater set. LOL

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  119. So cute! My favorite is the ugly sweater, I can't get enough of that set.

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  120. Love your cards the sweaters are good but I love the mittens!

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  121. Love your cards, so cute:))) and this new sweaters stamps set - just amazing and fun at the same time :)))

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  122. Love your cards! This is such a fun release.

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  123. The sweater looks 3D in the picture. Really neat. Love it.

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  124. Pretty ugly sweater
    card! Both are really
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    Carla from Utah

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  125. Where I am at today, the mittens and hot chocolate would really be great to have. Cards are adorable. Thank you.

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  126. Love your ugly sweater card, great color combo! Love The stitching detail on the mug card too!

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  127. Super cute cards. The ugly sweater card just pops. I like the snowflakes on the bottom. The craft card is so cute. Like the white and craft. When it's cold, who can resist something hot. Thanks for sharing.

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  128. So stinkin' cute, love both cards! TFS!!!

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  129. I love the bold colors on your ugly sweater card! That IS a great stamp set!

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  130. I love the mittens and mug. A card for the long winter months. So nice!

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  131. I just love the look of those mittens, although I'm not in a hurry for winter! Thanks for sharing!

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  132. Your cards are so cute, love the ugly sweater.

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  133. Omg I love those darn sweaters. They are so adorable!

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  134. Omg I love those darn sweaters. They are so adorable!

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  135. You have an amazing ability to make the cards look like they have texture. I thought for sure that you had stamped on felt when I looked at the sweater and mittens (actually the mug looked like it too.) This was a fun stop for me. Thank you.

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  136. I loves your cards so much I posted them to Pinterest this morning!

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  137. the DT keeps coming up with all these fun "ugly" sweaters. Why aren't they this cute in real life?? :)

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  138. Lovin your cards. Puts you in the mood for the holidays. Thanks for your inspiration.

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  139. Super cute cards Love your sweater !!

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  140. GREAT CARDS !! Love the baby its cold outside card.

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  141. So lovin' the blog hoppin' today. Great cards!

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  142. your ugly sweater is the best. lol

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  143. Both of your cards are really cute. Love your ugly sweater. Thanks for sharing.

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  144. Terrific cards! The mug and mittens card is my favorite…terrific design!

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  145. Such cute sentiments and images with the ugly sweater set! Your cards are super cute! Love the stitching dies!

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  146. Love the cards. Kraft and red together is one of my favorite color combos.

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  147. Great cards and color combos!!

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  148. Awesome cards! I love the idea you gave about using a towel and colorless blender to give a textured look to the sweater. Pure genius!

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  149. I have really loved seeing all of the cute sweaters. Your is just adorable. The hot cocoa card if=s fun too.

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