Monday, April 8, 2019

Sneak Peek: Best Fishes, Catch A Wave & Summer Splash Paper

Hello and welcome to our Summer Sneak Peek Week!  All this week I will be showcasing cards using our new collection for Summer debuting on Friday, April 12th

Today I am so excited to be showcasing our new Best Fishes stamps and dies, Catch A Wave Dies and Summer Splash Paper!  They are seriously so much fun!

Card No.1:  For my first card of the day I couldn't resist pairing the new set with some previous favorites, our Magical Mermaid Stamps and Oceans of Joy Stamps.  The Best Fishes set comes with 4 new plants to help with scene building and I had so much fun with the extra options they add!  To color my images I used my favorite Copic sketch markers which I used for all of my projects today.


To create my background I turned to Colorbox's new Dyestress Inks which blend beautifully and are reactive with water.  I started by inking up my card panel with the Capri dyestress ink and then die-cut our Sun Ray Dies from masking material which I arranged on my panel to radiate out as shown.  I then inked up the bottom and outside edges with Scuba dyestress ink.  I moved around the masks a little bit as I inked up my background with a foam dauber to blur the edges.  I finished by spritzing on some water which leaves the look of bubbles.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Best Fishes & Magical Mermaids with Shark & Swordfish card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Card No.2:  For my next card I started by cutting our new Catch A Wave Dies from masking material.  I then used the negative space of the mask to ink the wave layers onto my card panel with Colorbox Caribbean and Tahiti Dyestress Ink, applying them with a heavier hand as I worked towards the bottom of my panel.  I then cut a square in the bottom for my shaker window.


For my shaker window I used a piece of acetate from Therm O Web's Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets in Polka-dot which was transformed with Therm O Web's Iridescent Foil Transfer Sheets for some extra sparkle.  I love how it gives the look of bubbles!  To match my sparkly bubbles, I filled my shaker with Studio Katia's gorgeous Crystal Clear Mini Sequins.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Best Fishes Blowfish Sequin Bubbles Shaker Card with Wave Background (using Catch A Wave dies as a mask)

To decorate my card I used the darling blow fish image together with the plants from this set and some from Magical Mermaids.  I completed my card with a heat embossed sentiment, however this is something I would recommend doing before applying the acetate to your card.  On the other hand if you forget (like I did) you can protect and cover the acetate with a scrap of cardstock to prevent it from overheating or warping.  As a final finishing touch I added some Jade Crystals by Studio Katia which complimented my inky background perfectly!


Sunny Studio Stamps: Best Fishes "You Blow Me Away" Blowfish handmade shaker card


Card No.3:  Next I wanted to find a way to frame a much smaller scene so I turned to one of my favorite motifs for ocean themes: a porthole!  To create my porthole, I die cut two nesting circles sized 2-1/4" and 2-3/4".  I then realized the Studio Katia Snow White Crystals would be perfect for the bolts around my window!

My background was created by inking up a blend of Caribbean, Capri and Scuba Dyestress inks and then splattered generously with water. These inks react so cool with water--They almost immediately lighten and don't require dabbing to achieve this look.

As my final touch I stamped my sentiment on a curve using a circle die taped to the back of my Misti Lid to help me get the spacing and angles just right.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Best Fishes Clownfish Porthole Ocean Sea Themed Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Card No.4:  I think all the little crustaceans in this set are so much fun so my next card focuses on them using the island and palm tree from our Island Getaway Stamps which I paired with the sandy beach from Ocean of Joy (stretched out into a straight line) and a new palm tree on the left from a set that will be showcased on Thursday.

For my background I used some patterned paper from our newest 6x6 Paper Pack called Summer Splash.  This set comes with sooo many fun prints and this card actually combines two of my favorite patterns (the wave and the clouds) using leftover scraps from other projects. 

To finish my card I stamped my sentiment onto our Dots & Stripes Pastels Paper and die-cut the end using our Fishtail Banner Dies.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Best Fishes Have A Clawsome Birthday Lobster & Crab Card

Card No.5: My last card uses one of my favorite images from the set, the hammerhead shark!  Isn't he so irresistible?!  This time I used the Catch A Wave dies to cut borders from three complimentary colors of cardstock, pairing them with a sea floor from our Oceans of Joy Stamps.  I heat embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder and stamped my bubbles in place of bulky embellishments, making this the perfect card to mail!
Sunny Studio Stamps: Best Fishes Shark & Hammerhead Shark "You're Jawsome" Card (using Catch A Wave Dies)

Card No.6: For my last Best Fishes project of the day, I turned to a new die that I will be sharing much more of later in the week.  ;)  I decorate my gift box I mixed in some fish, bubbles and splashes from our Oceans of Joy Stamps.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Best Fishes Shark Gift Box & Tag (using Wrap Around Box Die)

For my gift box panels, I decorated them using the other half of that wave paper leftover from my crab and lobster card.  I love how the paper instantly gives me a quick & interesting background that is the perfect backdrop for these cute images.  I created a sweet little tag to match using another wave print from the Summer Splash paper pack, with a stamped a sentiment from the Best Fishes set. 


Sunny Studio Stamps: Best Fishes Dolphin & Swordfish Gift Box & Tag (using Wrap Around Box Die)

That wraps up today's sneak peeks.  I'm so happy you've joined me!  I'd love to give a $25 gift code to one lucky winner using the rafflecopter below.  Make sure to keep checking back all this week for more peeks & prizes for up to five chances to win.  The contests run through Saturday at Midnight PST with winners announced here on Sunday, April 14th. :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway Here's a closer look at the new Best Fishes stamps & coordinating dies, as well as the new Catch A Wave dies & Summer Splash 6x6 Pack Pack used today (available for purchase on Friday, April 12th).


Sunny Studio Stamps: Best Fishes Hammerhead Shark, Swordfish, Blowfish, Clown Fish, Lobster & Hermit Crab 4x6 Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set     Sunny Studio Stamps: Best Fishes Metal Cutting Dies

Sunny Studio Stamps: Catch A Wave Border 3-piece Low Profile Metal Cutting Die Set     Sunny Studio Stamps: Slice of Summer 6x6 Double-Sided Patterned Paper Pack - 24 Sheets

Other Supplies Used:


Fishtail Banner Dies
Fishtail Banner Dies
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Island Getaway Dies
Island Getaway Dies
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Island Getaway Stamps
Island Getaway Stamps
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Magical Mermaid Dies
Magical Mermaid Dies
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Magical Mermaid Stamps
Magical Mermaid Stamps
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Oceans of Joy Dies
Oceans of Joy Dies
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Sunny Studio
Oceans of Joy Stamps
Oceans of Joy Stamps
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Sunny Studio
Memento Tuxedo Black Marker
Memento Tuxedo Black Marker
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Sunny Studio
Tsukineko Jumbo Dauber
Tsukineko Jumbo Dauber
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Sunny Studio
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
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Sunny Studio
Dyestress Ink-Caribbean
Dyestress Ink-Caribbean
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Sunny Studio
Dyestress Ink-Tahiti
Dyestress Ink-Tahiti
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Sunny Studio
Dyestress Ink-Capri
Dyestress Ink-Capri
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Sunny Studio
Dyestress Ink-Moonstone
Dyestress Ink-Moonstone
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Sunny Studio
Dyestress Ink-Scuba
Dyestress Ink-Scuba
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Sunny Studio
Crystal Clear Mini Sequins
Crystal Clear Mini Sequins
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Sunny Studio
Snow White Crystals
Snow White Crystals
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Sunny Studio
VersaMark Watermark Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink
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Sunny Studio
Jade Crystals
Jade Crystals
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Sunny Studio | Studio Katia

111 comments:

  1. Oh! These fishes!!!!! LOVE❣️❣️

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  2. That gift box is extra cute!

    My favorite beach destination is St George Island, Fl.

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  3. Looks like a great release! Fave beach destination is Lavallette NJ because that means family!

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  4. Cute, cute, CUTE sea critters!!!

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  5. I gotta admit, I'm not a fan of sand and it's tendency to get EVERYWHERE, but I do like the beaches in the Charleston SC area. : )

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  6. Summer I see coming and I can't wait! Love the bright, colorful paper. Don't have a favorite beach. I like them all😎

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  7. Love the ocean theme, and the colors! Fun sneak peek!

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  8. ABSOLUTELY Darling ! I love the ocean theme! You have been busy and each is darling! I pinned that shaker card!!!

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  9. These are all so cute and clever!

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  10. So FUN! Living in FL, this ocean themed stamps would get a lot of use! <3

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  11. Fantastic release. Gets me in the summer frame of mind. My favorite beach destination is Panama City Beach, FL.

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  12. Looks Fabulous... favorite Beach Destination Orlando FL.or any beach for that matter.

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  13. Living on the East coast of Florida, we love (prefer) Bonita Beach near Naples, Florida (west coast). Lots of sea shells and sand dollars and occasionally, dolphin sightings. Always love your beautiful creations, Mendi.

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  14. I love your new release. The little mermaids are adorable - I love their cute eyes and expressions on their faces. The little crab with shell is a favorite too. The wave dies are awesome.

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  15. These ocean creatures are simply adorable. Mendi, your cards are so bright and cheerful and always put a smile on my face. Love the new ocean wave dies!

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  16. These are absolutely adorable! I love all the sea creatures! Love your cards, fun & bright!

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  17. Wow!!!! U have done it again! My WISH LIST has grown!!!! Can't wait until friday.

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  18. Love these, and the pattern paper is adorable!

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  19. Simply darling! Love the papers!

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  20. these card samples are just darling:)
    I love going to Caribbean Beaches (on cruises) - just heaven!!!

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  21. I've never been to the beach, so I don't have a favorite. These are cute cards! :)

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  22. Love the shark!! Very cute!

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  23. Love the cards they are adorable!!

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  24. So cute! I like Panama City Beach!

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  25. I haven't been to the beach in years but we used to go to either Virginia Beach or Myrtle Beach.

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  26. These cards are absolutely adorable, i wish I could color better so I could make them! My favorite beach destination is Orlando, there’s so much to do there at night after dark. I only go to the beach to tan!

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  27. What a fun kickoff to the new release! My favorite Beach destination is Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Where's yours?

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  28. My favorite beach is Barefoot Beach in Oscoda, Michigan. We spent many vacations there.

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  29. Great cards. Love the Florida beaches.

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  30. Great release. Projects are all so cute. I dont have a favorite beach. I prefer water i can see through and no animals in it. I would love to someday see the waters of the caribbean that are suppose to be so crystal blue. A girl can dream.

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  31. My favorite beach is Big Sur Beach in central California. It has big rocks, trees, HUGE rock formations that people can climb on (the water crashes through the middle), etc. I just love the sharks and other sea creatures in these stamp sets. My grandson brings his stuffed hammerhead shark with him everywhere, so I'm thinking that I might need to get that stamp set and make him something....:)

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  32. That hammerhead shark is adorable!!!

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  33. Right now my favorite is Hawaii! But we're going on a beach vacation in 2 weeks so that may change!

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  34. Right now my favorite beach location is the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We just moved to NC last year and we can now drive to the beach in about 2 1/2 hours. We can go for the day and then go home. :D Love all the projects shared today. Can't wait to see more!

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  35. my favorite beach is anyplace warm!

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  36. Great idea to have the sun rays shine
    down through the water onto the mermaids.
    Card #2 is fun - that's the one I pinned.
    thanks for sharing
    My favorite beach location is on my deck
    alongside the pool. Can get to it any
    time I want.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. My favorite beach is Lincoln City, OR. These are adorable designs. I love your coloring, too, Mendi.

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  38. My favorite beach is any beach. I live on the west coast and I love how the beaches change along California/Oregon/Washington. As long as I am taking in the ocean air I'm good. Super cute images.

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  39. Manhattan Beach to Malibu...what's not to enjoy living on the California coast.

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  40. Such fun creations! My favorite beach is Avila Beach in CA.

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  42. Loving all your adorable creations! And oh how I love that box, I mean seriously, LOVE IT!!!! My favorite beach destination would be anywhere it's warm and sunny.

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  43. Negril in Jamaica although any beach would be welcomed as so far away.

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  44. Loving the new dies and these cards are gorgeous.

    Favorite beach destination is Amber Cove Dominican Republic.

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  45. My favorite is the one that's closest. LOL Most often for us that's OCNJ. :)

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  46. Wow, cuteness overload! I love, love, love this stamp set! Oceans of Joy is one of my all time favorites and this is going to go so cute with it! So excited!

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  47. Love all of your happy, little sea creatures and plants. The porthole card is so cute. Well, they all are very cute.

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    1. Forgot to say Not a beach person, so no favorite.

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  49. My all time favorite beach destination is Maui, Hawaii!

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  50. Love the summertime paper and all the ocean creatures! We hit the ocean in the fall, Ocean City, MD, once the kids are in school. Usually with great weather.

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  51. I live in So. Cal, where the answer to: Which is your favorite beach? Is typically, "For what?" For plain, old sun, sand and waves: San Clemente State Beach. For a day at the ocean and tide pool exploring: Heisler Park in Laguna. For a one-day, micro-vacay: Mission Bay Beach/Belmont Park. Yes, we're very spoiled ��

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  52. So fun glad to see again Your images again on this release!!! This is a must have to make lots and lots of ocean cards!!!! Amazing new set!!!!
    Waleska

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  53. This is going to be a great release! As for your question, *whispers* I'm not actually a huge fan of the beach. I'm really sensitive to sun and heat, so my favorite beach spot is one with nice breezes and plenty of shade. :D

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  54. Beautiful cards and so summery!

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  55. I love the beach in Isla Mujures Mexico. I snorkled and it was the most amazing experience. I can't wait for this release. Such cuteness! I need some wave dies!

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  56. Since I live in a land-locked state (Montana) any beach is beautiful to me! We love going out to Seattle and driving down Highway 101 and visiting beaches along the way! The warm weather of Southern California makes those beaches extra special!

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  57. Adorable cards! The sea creatures are so much fun, especially the hammerhead shark. I haven't been to a beach in years since I live in the Midwest, but I would love to go to Hawaii and their beautiful beaches.

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  58. Oh my goodness - these are all fabulous! I especially love the mermaid riding the shark!!

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  59. The projects are all wonderful! My favorite beach is "back home" in Florida, anywhere from Pensacola to Navarre.

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  60. These are soooo Super SWEET!!!! LOVE!!!!!

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  61. I live in Jacksonville Florida, so I just go to the beach here. Unfortunately, the sun and I don't play well together so I don't go that often.

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  62. I've only been to a few beaches in Florida, but would love to travel to Hawaii.

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  63. My favourite beach destination is the Hawaiian islands esp Kawaii. Love your awesome projects and fun new stamp set.

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  64. This is a great release. All my grandchildren love the beach and fishing. I love going to Ft. Desoto beaches here in Florida. We will havehave great fun making cards and art projects with these new products.

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  65. SQUEAL!! I LOVE the SWEET NEW Products and ALL of your AMAZING Samples!! Can’t WAIT to see the rest of the Release!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Release Week!! ❤️

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  66. My favorite beach is in Northeastern Florida, but I've got to keep the name of it a secret to keep the crowds away. :-)

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  67. I think I'd love beaches - I love lighthouses, sea scenes, your mermaids and fishes - but I'm stuck here in land-locked UTAH. I love it but The Great Salt Lake doesn't have what you'd call beaches - and if you can find one it probably has brine shrimp crawling all over it. Yuck! So I like to create sea scenes with your great stamps and dream a lot.

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  68. My favorite beach destination would be ANY Beach instead of the cold! LOL I am sooo tired of the cold . As Long as I have a cabana boy with endless flow of drinks and warm weather I am good! THe projects were all awesome and cant wait to see more!

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  69. i am looking forward to this release already. that paper is amazing. seashore and nautical are some of my favorite themes. and i am becoming more and more impressed with your company.

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  70. OMG I'm loving all these cards so super cute!!!

    I'd have to say Cancun, that was so pretty

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  71. Super cute! My favorite beach destination is Cabo San Lucas, Mexico! All of these projects are darling. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  72. excellent! - so much fun inspiration - those ink pads look marvelous! Loving the fish!

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    1. left the comment before I saw the request to list favorite beach ... would have to be any beach with my husband!

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  73. Wonderful and such fun DT cards!!! Love that lobster image!!! I love any beach!!! Anywhere there is sand and water!!!

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  74. I've only been to
    the ocean once, so
    I'll say the Bahamas
    where we went on a
    cruise.
    Carla from Utah

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  75. I love these new ocean scene stamps. I love the lobster and the shark with that cheesy grin.

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  76. Pretty and fabulous , awesome release!

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  77. I love anything with fishes and mermaids!!! I love these cards!!!

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  78. They are all so cute it is hard to pick a favorite! But since my birthday sign is a crab, I'll pick the Claws stamp set.

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  79. I love anything to do with the ocean. These fish are so cute. :)

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  80. Beautiful cards and projects! I love the beach! I live on an island but don't go as often as I would like to the beach. I would love to go to Flamenco Beach in Culebra island.

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  81. They are all such fun projects...I really like card #3 and all of the ink colors used.

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  82. I love and appreciate how the new Best Fishes set works so well with other previously released sets — and that you show us this is possible. Thanks so much!

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  83. Eeep! So adorable!!! Love all things under the sea. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  84. Such a cute set - love all the sea creatures with the mermaids! I'm not really a beach goer - I prefer to be active rather than sit on a beach, but I would have to pick Hawaii!

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  85. Ok that’s it. I’m in love!! Kathy Wyatt. IG kwyattt

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  86. Adorable! Hawaii would be lovely!

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  87. I love how you have added to previously released themes to make them fresh with new images. I do believe I have found the prefect wave dies.

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  88. If I got to choose I think it would be Hawaii!

    Chris L.

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  89. Really love all the little sea life creatures! So fun! And that paper is pretty awesome!!!
    Hugs,
    Jo

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  90. Such a fun Sneak Peek! I haven't had the opportunity to visit too many beach destinations but a dream is someday to go to Australia and see the beaches there. Truly though any beach destination with friends and family is perfect.

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  91. All these cards are so irresistibly cute ! And the wave die is amazing !! About the giveaway question, it’s hard for me to answer because I’m in France and I’m not a huge fan of beaches. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Love, Marjorie
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  92. How cute are these little ocean animals! I love the hammerhead and clown fish! I love any beach on Lake Michigan!

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  93. Not much of a beach person, but I enjoy this new set.

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  94. I love these little ocean critters. I've found myself doing more and more scene building these days and all of the projects here are AMAZING! Cuteness overload!

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  95. My favorite beach destination is any place where there is sand, water and sun!! Major hugs to you during this busy week, Mendi!!!

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  96. Love anything beach or ocean and these stamps are great.

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  97. Your sea life creatures stamp and die are great :)

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  98. Oh the Best FishStamp Set is so adorable, it is so fantastic.♥
    Hugs
    Angela

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  99. Marisela Delgado said: Super cute cards! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  100. It would have to be the local lake....Rend Lake. We go there many times each year and my Sister takes her pontoon out there and we swim all day long.

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  101. It used to be Panama City, Florida but we sold our property there, so right now, I have none so far.

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  102. I live in MI so I feel fortunate to have lots of lakeshore available to me. luv the colors on the blowfish card!

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  103. The ocean theme Stamps and dies are so cute! I live very close to the Pacific Ocean and these sets will be great!

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