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WOW! I was a happy camper when I read you used ink blending on this BEAUTY! It almost looks like watercolors. It’s truly beautiful! ✨❤️
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Thank you for sharing your lovely card and the VERY helpful tips. Inspiration is the first reason I love reading the designer’s blog and learning is the second. Your tips today are ones I will truly remember. Thx again! 😊
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Hi Heather! The colors of your succulents are awesome! Once again, perfect for your Kraft background. And I can’t wait to see your sparkle in action! SO happy to see you again this week! 😊
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Hi Dawn! I think you have the GREENEST green thumb of any designer! How cool is that, having your own succulents to plant!? You’re AMAZING! I seriously can’t wait to work with these beautiful dies and you’ve inspired me to try my hand at brightly colors! You must have had so much fun making your beautiful card! Can’t wait for more! P.S. and this makes 7 exclamations! 😊
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Hi Laurie! Oh my Goodness! I spent EARLY this morning, catching up with your blog and what to my surprise! I’m so excited to see your post with Betsy’s new line! I just mentioned in one of my comments, how much I love your “blues”. Your cards are beautiful and I’m over the moon about your gorgeous bouquet! Thx soooo much for sharing with Betsy & Us! 😊❤️
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Hi Heather! Oh my goodness,—-gorgeous, beautiful Kraft style by Heather! This is something I’ve missed. Thank you Heather! 😊
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Hi Dawn! Oh my goodness, your designs are so beautiful! Such amazing layouts and colors!!
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Hi Laurie! Ok, this is FABULOUS! You never cease to amaze me with your color choices and the layout is truly inspiring! I love this (too!)
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Hi Betsy! Oh my goodness, this is such a stunning post! I LOVE bottles! I think W Plus 9 had them too, if I’m remembering correctly, but they were always out of stock. And I really like the scale of the fruit. Your realistic touches of “fizz “ in your second card is amazing! What a wonderful imagination you have! Betsy,ANYTIME you want to give us a few watercolor tutorials, for us novices, I would watch and watch and...WATCH! You honestly get more talented with every card! I’m seriously checking out Pink Fresh, especially the bottles. I’m so happy you were a guest! P.S. I own the Staedtler markers & colored pencils because of you and the gorgeous details you add. Thx Betsy!
Hi Betsy! I hope you’ll forgive my last comment. I was beside myself with excitement and joy that I just started typing away. CONGRATULATIONS! I’m so VERY happy for you and can’t wait to see what you’ve been doing behind the scenes. Dreams and prayers do come true! See you soon! 😊
I’m doing a happy, happy dance! Remember I mentioned awhile back that if you ever made your own stamps, I would be buying! I’m so happy for you Betsy and selfishly, for me too. Congratulations!! I’m headed to your new place right now! God guided your path! 🙏😊💕
A BIG HELLO Betsy! I’m with Debbie, just dancing a happy jig! To see my favorite team together is a dream come true! I’m am over the full moon, as I mentioned to Dawn. :) Back on the ground again, I love how you created with Heather’s new feathers. I have your What the Doodle feather and you’ve given me new inspiration! Your second card, WOW, do I love. I bought the salt and cups (for my inks) from your earlier tutorial, but I’m missing an ingredient, so I need to go back and look at the list and check it twice! Lol. Your technique makes THE most beautiful infused colors! Thank you, thank you for sharing your the beauty of your talents with Heather and friends AND with us. :)
Hi Betsy! Your watercolors are BREATHTAKING! In all sincerity! This gorgeous flower is a very good design, to practice my flower coloring. I’ve never used rubber stamps but I see the details so many crafters talk about with rubber stamping. I’m just so happy to see your work again, I’ve missed you SO much!! A big air hug from me to you! :)
Hi Dawn! I’m simply over the full moon, to see my favorite designers again!!! I made a card this week, totally inspired by your love of color. ( You were on my mind the entire time I was creating. And I ended up mixing Vintage Linens, Market Garden and Brushed birds!). I love the patterns and colors (oh the yummy colors!) you used on your beautiful post today! And VERY happy to see you guesting for your dear friend HEATHER along with Lizzie & Betsy. Dreams really do come true!
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Hi Laurie -I’m so glad you participated! After seeing today’s post on the blog, I may just celebrate Spring with this pretty kit. So many nice additions, like the banner you love. Me too! Laurie, I want to thank you for sharing your ALWAYS beautiful work. You’re not only a very talented artist but a generous teacher. Happy Spring when it arrives & beautiful post!
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Hi Laurie ! You choose some of THE most beautiful color combinations! Your design is sincerely GORGEOUS- times 2!!! I’ve had so many occasion cards lately but hopefully I can play in my craft room next week and your color palette will be the first thing I try! Thank you Laurie!
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Hey Dawn ! Goodness, where has the time flown today? I’ve been reading your blog all morning and then some. I suggest to all, that if they want new inspiration for our stamps, revisit blogs! It’s getting late and I need to work in the house, but not before I give you another BIG thanks for your card base tip. (Robin asked a great question!). I have a tips and technique notebook that I’m adding many of “Dawn’s tips” to. It’s a big help when I’m stuck for an idea plus I just can’t remember them all. The more I read your blog today, the more you inspired me. And I had a ball! I wish I could return some of the happiness you give me. A simple word of thanks seems so hollow, but it is truly heart felt. I hope you have a fabulous, wonderful week!!!! :)
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Hi Dawn ! Talk about a LATE COMMENT ! Whew, lol. The reason I’m popping in is 3 fold. I’ve dearly missed you. Plus I have a lot of PTI stamps & was looking for new inspiration. I LOVE your colorful style, so I said to myself “why not go back and check out some of Dawn’s blog”. Why didn’t I think of that? Haha- (I’m being silly) To be honest, I didn’t always thoroughly read everyone’s blog posts during release time because it was important to me, that I stop by and thank the designers first, for sharing their work. Anyhow, wow- the peel n’stick tip is FANTASTIC! Somewhere I read to take a picture of our floral arrangements so that when it came to gluing them down, it would be easier. WELL, I’m putting the Peel n Stick in my craft room! I can’t wait to try this out. I’M SO GLAD I HAVE SPENT SOME OF MY MORNING WITH YOU! AGAIN.! It’s been a treat to revisit your blog, including your wonderful travel pics. You’re one very special lady of strength & kindness, generosity and spirit. And not to forget, amazing talent. Hope you’re enjoying your days, in every way. GOD bless.
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Thank you Betsy for your generous spirit. Congratulations to everyone who has won your giveaways and purchased your goodie boxes. I hope you’re enjoying your newest path in life. I always look forward to your blog & anything new you share. Hugs, Stephanie
Hi Laurie! You did a fabulous job showcasing your favorite PTI accessory! Your balloons look so pretty with the perfectly matched buttons. And what a great collection you have, they really add color to your awesome craft room. Love the cabinets! Hope your kids enjoy the day off and maybe some sledding. Stay warm & thank you for the inspiration! :)
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Hi Betsy! It is so great to “see” you again! I’ve missed you!! You’ve been busy and I’m sure it must feel nice to have some extra space in your crafting area. I’m not surprised at your generous spirit because of how much you shared with all of us over the years & your yearly Christmas boxes too. I’ve been blessed with crafty friends over the years, from get togethers at a local craft shop to on- line friends as far away as Australia. She and I shared cards and products for years. It was always a nice surprise to see the difference in products and style between the 2 countries. Your giveaways are extra generous and more than that, I’m just happy to see you blogging. I hope you have a great weekend! Thank you Betsy! 😊
Hi Betsy! Your watercolors are GORGEOUS! And the detail you added to your planter is amazing too! Betsy, your designs are more beautiful with every single post! You could start your own business with your drawings and I’d buy them all. Hope you have a great weekend! 😊
Hi Dawn! I was so happy to see your post, I’ve missed you very much! Your cards are BEAUTIFUL! So, I checked out your SPELLBINDERS link, but it doesn’t link up for some reason. I just thought I’d pass that along. No one does color like you Dawn!!! Hope we see you soon!!
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Congratulations to the winner, Tortevoli! I’m sure they are jumping for joy! And Betsy, I decided to order the cotton watercolor paper you spoke of. It wasn’t available at Micheals but I have my salts and colors ready to try your technique. I just wanted to thank you for sharing your fabulous idea & your new journey. I’m truly over the moon that you’re continuing your blog because I would feel your loss in the crafty world BIG, BIG TIME! I look forward to your next post. 😊
Hi there Heather !!!! I am so excited to find you again! This time, I’ve bookmarked your blog, so I don’t “ loose “ you. Please forgive me, I’m so challenged on computer skills in general. To be even more honest, I spend my extra time making cards instead of educating myself to navigate my devices. Good grief! I was so sad when you left PTI, but I also know everyone has to walk their own journey. In the few months since you left, 5 other designers have also left the company. It’s put me in a tailspin as I felt I was following the very best team in Papercrafting, hands down. There’s so much speculation going on by many customers, as to what’s happening now @ PTI. That includes me. I know the proper thing to do is accept big changes and move on. BUT! All of you were more than designers to me, you were crafting friends who came into my home, month after month, year after year. I look at how gracefully you moved on and I’m reevaluating my own habits. I don’t think I will ever follow one company exclusively, but follow the designers like yourself who are the reason I’m a cardmaker today. As all of you grew, so did I. I wanted you to know, you made a positive difference in my life. Please forgive the long post, I’m giddy to be enjoying your beautiful work today! It’s a beauty! Thank you Heather, you’re a beautiful soul who’s been an inspiration for me, in more ways than one. Hugs, Stephanie Clapper
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