Monday, January 6, 2020

Sneak Peek: Introducing Spring Showers, Spring Scenes & Floating By

Hello and welcome to the first day of our Spring Sneak Peek Week!  All this week I am showcasing cards using our newest collection which will begin shipping on Friday, January 10th

Today's sneak peeks include two new 4x6 stamp sets, one mini 2x3 stamp set, their dies and 9 cards to inspire you using them.  Are you ready to dive in? You might want to go grab that second cup of coffee.  It's a long one.  ;) 

Card No. 1:  For my first card of the day I created a grid style design using the largest window cut from our new Spring Fling paper using our Comic Strip Speech Bubbles dies. I then edged each rectangle with a scalloped border using our new Eyelet Lace Border dies (to be shared more later this week).  Our new Spring Showers stamps come with four kids that can hold a wide array of accessories that come in the set like umbrellas, kites and butterfly nets.  It also includes three adorable new cloud shapes which are quickly becoming a favorite of mine for scene building.  I finished my card with my sentiment heat embossed in white combining the "fluttering by to say" phrase from the Spring Showers set with the "happy birthday" greeting from our Happy Thoughts stamps.
Sunny Studio Blog: Fluttering By Kids with Butterfly Net, Kite & Rainbow Umbrella Birthday Card (using Spring Showers Stamps, Eyelet Lace Border Dies & Spring Fling Paper)

Card No. 2: Up Next is a card using the same adorable kids from our Spring Showers stamps together with our newest scene builder stamps called Spring Scenes. This park background with lamp post, tree and bench is so versatile! The set also includes two additional trees in two different sizes to use with the park scene or all on their own.

I love how you can color the one "hill" in the border to look like a little river going below the walkway like I did here or it can be colored to look like a sidewalk or a green grassy hill.  For my card here, I colored my scene using Copic Markers in colors to match my strip of rainbow paper from our new Spring Fling Paper pack (to be shared more on Wednesday).
Sunny Studio Blog: You Brighten My Day Kids with Kite at Park Scene Card (using Spring Showers, Spring Scenes & Banner Basics Stamps and Spring Fling Paper)

Card No. 3:  For my next card I used those same little trees with the new mountain range image and curved fence border from our Spring Scenes stamps.  For my foreground, I cut a crude mask to put over the fence line while I inked up the bottom half with Twisted Citron distress ink and then repeatedly stamped the grassy images from the set in a random pattern.  For the area directly behind my fence I found a couple of Copic markers that were close in color to the Twisted Citron and filled in that area that way since it needed a little more control around my white fence.  

For my girl with the flowers and butterflies, I used images from our new Spring Showers stamps and stamped a custom punny sentiment using our new Kinsley Alphabet Stamps and a banner from our new Banner Basics Stamps (to also be shared more later this week).
Sunny Studio Blog: "For My Best Bud" Punny Girl with Tulip Field Card (using Spring Showers, Spring Scenes, Banner Basics & Kinsley Alphabet Stamps)

Card No. 4:  For this card I wanted to create a clean and simple grid-style design showcasing the three fun critter umbrellas from our Spring Showers stamps. I inked up 4 scraps of paper in a rainbow of distress inks and then die-cut them using the largest stitched circle from our Staggered Circles die. I heated my sentiment in white and accented my card with some mini hearts from our Basic Mini Shaped Dies II set.  As a final finishing touch I blended those same four colors of Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron distress inks into a small strip of paper which I then die-cut with a loopy heart border from our new Heartstrings Border dies (which will also be fully unveiled later this week).
Sunny Studio Blog: Rainbow Circle Grid Style Critter Umbrella Card (using Spring Showers Stamps, Staggered Circle Dies & Heartstrings Border Dies)

Card No. 5: Next up I have another card featuring the critter umbrellas, this time in a mini scene using the puddle from our Rain or Shine stamps.  For my background I inked up a card panel using a rainbow of distress inks and then when it was completely dry, I heat embossed our Rain Showers stamps in a repeat pattern over the top using some Ranger Silver Pearl embossing powder.  

To ground my little scene I created a scalloped mat using our Scalloped Square Tag dies.  To elongate them and turn them into a rectangle instead of a tag, I hung half my cardstock and die off the cutting pad surface when I ran it through my machine and then I flipped it over (finding where the die sort of locked into the previous cut scalloped edge) and repeated the process.  Such a great way to extend the life of these dies!
Sunny Studio Blog: Showering You With Love Rainy Day Rainbow Ombre Raindrop Card with Panda Umbrella (using Spring Showers, Rain Showers & Rain or Shine Stamps and Scalloped Square Tag Dies)

Card No. 6: For this card I used that same park scene from our new Spring Scenes stamps, but this time I colored the extra little hill to look like a sidewalk.  I played with a bunch of different positions for my girl holding the chick umbrella (stamped using our Spring Showers set), but in the end I thought it might be fun to have her stand on the bench (rather than block the view of it more by standing in front of it).  This of course annoys my Japanese husband who wants to know where her parents are and why she's standing on the bench with her shoes on. Makes me laugh.  I once again stamped my greeting using one of the banners from our new Banner Basics set which will again be fully unveiled later this week.
Sunny Studio Blog You Brighten My Day Kids in Park Scene Card (using Spring Scenes, Spring Showers & Banner Basics Stamps)

Card No. 7: For my last card using the Spring Showers stamps, I paired the boy from the set with our new balloon bouquet from our new Floating By stamps.  To frame my vignette I used our Fancy Frames Rectangle dies which I mounted onto one of my favorite patterns from our new Spring Fling paper pack. I heat embossed my sentiment onto a banner stamped with our new Banner Basics set and then added a scattering of Rainbow Dot Confetti to continue the festive feel.
Sunny Studio Blog: Birthday Balloon Rainbow Chevron Card (using Spring Showers, Floating By & Banner Basics Stamps, Fancy Frames Rectangle Dies & Spring Fling Paper)

Card No. 8: For this card showcasing the Floating By stamps I paired them with the cute doggie from Party Pups and the graduation cap from Woo Hoo. I then freehanded the little strings tied around his belly using my Copic Multiliner pen.

My background was created using the outside frame from our Frilly Frames Hexagon dies which I masked off with Therm-o-web's purple tape and inked the inside with Broken China distress ink.  To form my cloudy background, I used our Fluffy Clouds dies and then stamped my sentiment onto pennants from our Fancy Frames Rectangle dies.  My greeting was created using the word "congrats" from our Everything's Rosy set and the phrase "so proud of you" from the Team Player set.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Congrats to the Grad Red, White & Black Dog Graduation Card (using Party Pups, Floating By, Everythings Rosy, Woo Hoo Stamps and Frilly Frames, Fluffy Clouds and Fancy Frames Dies)


Card No. 9: For my last card of the day using the Floating By stamps I couldn't help but try and recreate the scene from the movie Up.  To mimic the look I turned to our Happy Home Stamps which I tried my best to color in similar bright happy colors to match the look of the movie and then paired it with three bundles of balloons.  I then used our Fluffy Cloud Border dies and stamped my cloud border with a personalized sentiment using our new Kinsley Alphabet and Phoebe Alphabet stamps (to be unveiled fully on Friday).Sunny Studio Blog: Things Are Looking Up House with Floating Balloons Card (using Happy Home, Floating By, Kinsley Alphabet & Phoebe Alphabet Stamps and Fluffy Clouds Border Die)

Phew! That was a whole lot of information and I truly appreciate you hanging out with me today. 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, January 12th. :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway Here's a closer look at the new Spring Showers, Spring Scenes and Floating By stamps & dies used today (available for purchase on Friday, January 10th).

Sunny Studio Stamps: Spring Showers Kite, Critter Umbrella & Butterfly Net Kids 4x6 Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set     Sunny Studio Stamps: Spring Showers Kite, Critter Umbrella & Butterfly Net Kids Coordinating Metal Cutting Dies

Sunny Studio Stamps: Spring Scenes Fence, Mountain, Trees & Park Background Border 4x6 Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set     Sunny Studio Stamps: Spring Scenes Fence, Mountain, Trees & Park Background Border Coordinating Metal Cutting Dies

Sunny Studio Stamps: Floating By Balloon Bouquet Bundle 2x3 Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set     Sunny Studio Stamps: Floating By Balloon Bouquet 2x3 Metal Cutting Dies

Supplies Used (some sets may not be available until January 10th Release):

Happy Home Dies
Happy Home Dies
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Happy Home Stamps
Happy Home Stamps
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Rain or Shine Stamps
Rain or Shine Stamps
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Woo Hoo Stamps
Woo Hoo Stamps
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Team Player Stamps
Team Player Stamps
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Fancy Frames- Rectangles
Fancy Frames- Rectangles
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Party Pups Stamps
Party Pups Stamps
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Everything's Rosy Stamps
Everything's Rosy Stamps
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Staggered Circles Die
Staggered Circles Die
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Mini Basic Shape Dies II
Mini Basic Shape Dies II
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Fluffy Clouds Dies
Fluffy Clouds Dies
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Fluffy Clouds Border Dies
Fluffy Clouds Border Dies
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Frilly Frames Hexagon Dies
Frilly Frames Hexagon Dies
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Scalloped Tags-Square
Scalloped Tags-Square
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Banner Basics Stamps
Banner Basics Stamps
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Banner Basics Dies
Banner Basics Dies
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Kinsley Alphabet Stamps
Kinsley Alphabet Stamps
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Phoebe Alphabet Stamps
Phoebe Alphabet Stamps
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Eyelet Lace Borders
Eyelet Lace Borders
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Heartstrings Border Dies
Heartstrings Border Dies
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Rain Showers Stamps
Rain Showers Stamps
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Spring Fling Paper
Spring Fling Paper
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Rainbow Dot Confetti
Rainbow Dot Confetti
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91 comments:

  1. Wow! A lot to see, but the critter umbrellas are really cute and so unique!

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  2. Ooh, exciting to see and think about Spring. Love the balloons with die.

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  3. I get excited to see the grass green up here in the Midwest. The winter makes everything look so blah.

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  4. Those umbrellas are super cute!! I'm so excited to see Spring images, even though I live in the South, I'm READY for the warm weather!!

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  5. Love the animal umbrellas and the paper patterns!

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  6. I love every single card and every single new item! Sooooo cute!

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  7. Those umbrellas are just too cute! Spring images keep me going in the winter months until I can actually see spring for real.

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  8. OMG OMG OMG I love the little umbrellas! How adorable!!! Each card is darling!!!! I love winter so while I look forward to spring, I'm enjoying this season now :)

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  9. I’m a sucker for little kids, and I like the scene builder, too..

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  10. SQUEAL!! LOVE the NEW Sets and the AMAZING Images!! Those Kiddos are so SWEET, and I adore the NEW Spring Scene Set for building those Scenes!! My FAVORITE aspect of Spring besides the weather is the Birth of all of the NEW Animals!! We live on the Farm so we have NEW Calves and Chickens!! It's ALWAYS so EXCITING to see them being born and to get to watch them grow up!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS Release Week!!

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  11. I love those sweet, colorful cards. Those umbrellas are adorable.

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  12. Those border dies are awesome and those cute little umbrellas!! I get excited to see everything blooming in the spring!!

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  14. I didn't know there was a specific question, so I deleted my other comment. What I look forward to in spring is all of the new growth--the flowers go crazy, the trees become gorgeous again, all plants, all grasses, it is just so pretty.

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  15. These are so cute.... can't wait to see the rest of the creations this week.

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  16. So cute! I can't wait to see all of the new releases!

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  17. I love ALL of your spring cards! each one is adorable, especially the little dog with the balloons and the house! Love it all!
    Crafty Hugs!
    Michele K. Henderson
    crimsonowl@comcast.net

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  18. I love the Spring flowers!!! And these umbrellas!! Adorable release!!

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  19. I get excited knowing the Spring flowers will start to pop up from the ground. Loving the new sets especially the Spring Scenes.

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  20. Oh I love the movie 'Up'! Spring is not my favorite season due to my allergies, but I do look forward to seeing the crocuses (croci?) peeking up through the snow and look forward to the hummingbirds returning when it gets warmer. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  21. My favorites are the balloons and umbrellas. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  22. Wonderful spring scenes! My favourite part of spring: seeing the trees bud...the first leaves are always soooo pretty!
    ~carol

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  23. These new stamp images are truly the cutest! Sunny Studios never disappoints.

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  24. These are so adorable and yes, spring is in the air. The card ideas are so full of colorful fun!

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  25. What a wonderful look at so many great spring sets. Bring on Spring!

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  26. WOW! What an amazing way to start the week! These cards are full of life and color and fun! Those things are what I look forward to each spring---the return of color the trees and flowers bring, the warmer days to be out doing fun things, and the evidence of new life all around me.

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  27. Love all the new images and fell in love with those critter umbrellas. All the cards were so adorable and the scenes created are so bright and cheery.

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  28. Such wonderful cards! I love that spring is a renewing or refreshing time of year. Temperatures are warmer, the grass is greener & new growth on older plants happens. Flowers start sprouting and along with Fall, it's my favorite time of the year.

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  29. Omg those new stamps and dies are so gorgeous! I think I love all the sets, especially the Spring Scene, it's so nice!

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  30. I love all the cards using the new stamp and die sets! The movie, "UP" is one of my favorites so my wheels are already spinning to make cards using the new set!

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  31. Love the images. My favorite part of spring is the warm days and cool mornings. And all of the renewed growth of the trees and flowers

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  32. These are all so wonderful. The kids are so cute... My favorite is the house going up with all the beautiful balloons. UP is one of my favorite movies. My granddaughters love watching it too, so we make it a party day, popcorn to boot! Looking forward to more...

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  33. Everything that you made is so colorful!! Adorable little kids and those umbrellas - so clever! Love everything so far! Can’t wait to see what’s next!

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  34. Everything is just awesome about this new release, the spring shower stamp is a hundre of joy!! Love the cute little kids and the Floating by balloons too!!

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  35. Love all the cards, great scene building. Love the floating by stamp set.

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  36. I'm excited to see green grass on the ground and not snow, flowers blooming and sunny blue skies. Everything is super cute and the cards are too!

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  37. I am looking forward to the flowersblooming. I can't wait to garden.

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  38. These are so cute, I love the umbrellas!

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  39. Oh so cute, those umbrellas and the scene builder.. looking forward to spring.

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  40. Being able to work in my garden excites me the most about Spring.

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  41. So many bright and happy cards featuring these fun set, love the explosion of nature during spring the best.

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  42. I love the new flowers each spring.

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  43. The colors of Spring are what I look forward to.

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  44. Looking forward to when the daffodils pop their heads out!

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  45. Love seeing the new life of trees and flowers budding out!

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  46. WOW Mendi :) Your cards are sooooooo stinkin' cute!!! They are fresh, clean and crisp! I love your wee folks too! Thanks for bringing spring into these dreary gray doldrum days :)

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  47. I love this sneak peek...can't wait for the next "peek"

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  48. Great release so far!! I'm looking forward to COLOR this spring. Winter can be so gray and dreary.

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  49. these new sets are adorable - I love to see all the colorful Spring flowers start to pop after the dreary winter

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  50. Marisela Delgado said: What wonderful cards and colors. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  51. Awesome cards! Although we don't have much of a winter in South Texas (it got to 75 degrees today!), the grass does get brown, and trees are much barer. So I love it when I can see the green blades of grass coming out of the ground, and buds start coming out of the flowering trees...true signs of Springtime!

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  52. So adorable, Mendi! That spring scene set is so cute!

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  53. What a fun first day. I love to see the first spring bulbs bloom.

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  54. I love the new spring scenes stamp set.

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  55. I love the smell of lilacs! Cute cards..

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  56. I love seeing the
    new starts of plants
    and flowers.
    Carla from Utah

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  57. I just love y’all’s stamps! So adorable!

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  58. I adore the spring scenes landscape stamps and dies. They are going to be very versatile.

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  59. I love when flowers start blooming in Spring. Daffodils, Forsythia, Hyacinth, Tulips, Dogwoods, Crocus and more all bring a smile to my face. Thanks for a chance to win! :D

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  60. Growing up in California I never realized what Spring really is. After living in Minnesota and Colorado it's now a thrill to journey from the bleakness of Winter to the explosion of color in Spring! I'm loving the explosion of color in your new products!

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  61. Such cute samples! Those umbrellas make me smile!
    I love all the daffodils blooming in my yard! Always a pretty spring here to see that!

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  62. I can't wait to see the flowers bloom that me and my kids planted last fall. It's so rewarding to see such beauty rise through the dirt. Great new release. Just darling. Thanks for the inspiration! Happy New Year!

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  63. oh wow love sunny studios stamps and this one is great so cant wait..

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  64. Love what I'm seeing so far Mendi. You're scenes are just so adorable and yes, even that cheeky little girl standing on the bench with her shoes on lol. What I look forward to most in the Spring are the birds migrating back up North (I'm from Toronto). I love listening to them chirping in the morning, and I also love watching the leaves grow back on the trees.

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  65. I look forward to warmer weathr in spring!

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  66. The umbrellas are a fantastic idea.

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  67. Rubber Boots are my FAVORITE thing about spring! I get out the rubber boots and take all the kidos out on long walks in search of PUDDLES!!! Pure JOY! This stamp release is AMAZING!!! Those balloons are a MUST have for my collection!!!!

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  68. These are the cutest cards,love the beautiful scenes!

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  69. I love spending time with family outdoors in the Spring. We love to go to various local festivals and visit the walking trails nearby. Terri Burson

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  70. What I Look forward to in Spring is no more snow and no more scraping my car windows in the morning.

    Love those umbrellas!

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  71. I love the spring showers. This is such a fun set to make cards with and so many different one.

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  72. That floating pup with the graduation cap is a hoot! Love it!

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  73. They are all so bright and festive. Great release!

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  74. I love the vibrancy of your coloring in all of your cards; stunning!!
    I love all the new critter babies that are born. We go to a place here
    called Wakadahatchee - a boardwalk where you can see lots of birds & other
    wildlife and their new babies up close!

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  75. I love when my hyacinths start peaking up from the earth.
    Your critter umbrellas are so cute!

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  76. Love those balloons. Watching the flowers bloom is my favorite part of spring.

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  77. luv the "re-greening" of the Spring season. luuuuuv the umbrella stamps!

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  78. Such an adorable release!! Super adorable projects!! What I love about the Spring has got to be the warm weather. Not too hot & not too cold. Also the blooming of the flowers.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Migdalia's Crafts

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  79. Are you kidding? You made the Up house?!! I love it!!!! Spring tells me that warmer weather is on its way!! I love all the flowers that bloom and the smells that they bring.

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  80. Oh My! These are the cutest. Love those little animal umbrellas!

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  81. Darling new product! I am excited for warmer weather and to see my flowers start to poke up from the ground each spring - always so exciting!

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  82. Marisela Delgado said: I love those balloons. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  83. I just love those umbrellas!

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  84. The beautiful flowers are my favorite part of spring. :)

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  85. These are my favorite in the collection,so far. Your cards ate great.

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  86. Flowers are my favorite part of spring.

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