Saturday, May 25, 2013

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend BlogHop-Thank You Card

http://operationwritehome.org/starsandstamps/
Welcome to OWH's Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop! If you are already hopping along, can you believe how much talent is out there? If you're just joining us, be sure to take some paper and pencil along on the hop to collect all of those wonderful ideas!

My thank you goes out to all of the men, women and families who have done a WONDERFUL job of sacrificing for our country to make sure we stay safe. My father was a Korean Vet and we had family at the Pentagon on 911.  We can never thank you enough!

And a special thank you to those who are protecting Indianapolis during the Indy 500. The boys and I have noticed that you are here!

The Challenge for this hop is to use an OWH sketch and make a thank you card. I chose sketch 53:

And my card:

Supplies:
Papertrey Watercolor Wonder Set
Tsukineko Brillance Peacock ink
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock Jawbreaker, Marshmallow
Other Cardstock: Stash
Die: Memory Box A Little Thanks


To follow along be sure to go to Operation Write Home Blog Hop and join in the fun!

Once again thank you to all of you serving our country!


151 comments:

  1. Oh Wow, I love your card. The colorful rainbow effect is awesome!!!

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  2. Love the colors and the streaks. A card that could go to either a man or a woman. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  3. This is very pretty with the rainbow effect. The colors are great!

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  4. Lovely card. It's perfect for Any Hero as it's not overly masculine or feminine.

    hugs,
    M.E.

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  5. Beautiful card! I LOVE the watercolor rainbow!

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  6. Elizabeth,
    I really love the big word and the colorful streaks you used in this design! So cool!
    Blessings,
    Antoinette

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  7. The color combination is great, and the card is a joy.

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  8. I just love the colors! So fresh! Gender neutral, too.

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  9. WOW! I love the color combo and such a beautiful clean and simple card! (Amy A. #118)

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  10. I love the rainbows with the striped background. The rainbow softens the look of the masculine card.

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  11. Wonderful card! I love the big thanks you used.

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  12. Great interpretation of the sketch--once again my box is stretching...thank you.

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  13. What a great card!
    Love the colors and simple design you picked!
    The large "Thanks" is perfect!

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  14. A very classy card for sure! Thanks for the peek and ideas! Have a great weekend, God Bless our Heroes and keep them safe.

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  15. I love the colors in your card...some of my go-to colors are blue and green...and this is the second card where I've seen streaks of colors...that is a trick I am going to have to try. I love the look.

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  16. I love those colors together.

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  17. I'm always sending Thank you cards, love the colors !!

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  18. Love the colors you have on this card and the rainbow look that matches so well with the papers. great card!

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  19. Beautiful card! Love the rainbow arches!

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  20. The simplicity of this card makes it so great! Love the colors!

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  21. I really like the colors you used! I'm thinking I might need that die. I have a fast growing wish list from this blog hop! LOL

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  22. I can just picture a male soldier picking this card, the colors are great

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  23. Love the rainbow effect. Nice choice of colors!

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  24. Wow! you matched the rainbow perfectly!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  25. Love the colors and simplicity of the design. TFS.

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  26. Those paper and ink colors are so pretty together! I like how the sentiment pops against the white.

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  27. Love the watercolor wonders set! So many ways to use it!

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  28. Stunning card-- those colors are awesome and I love the sweeps of perfectly colored goodness! Thanks for all you do for OWH!

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  29. really pretty - great colors!!

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  30. Very cool rainbow! It took me a moment to realize it was a stamp. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Really like your rainbow effect...love the colors and the CAS works perfectly. CAS isn't easy to do and you've done it! Thanks for supporting OWH
    R/

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  32. Love this sketch - simple but just right - love the bright colors - you are right so many talented people out there - picking up lots of ideas today - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

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  33. What a stunning card...I have to repeat what others have said...I love those colors together...very nice.

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  34. I love the rainbow you created.

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  35. Great card, love the combo of blue and green colors together.

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  36. Love the blue and green and the bold sentiment. Very striking and pretty.

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  37. Those colors are so striking together, and I agree with Kathy - I love the simplicity of the design. Great job!

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  38. I really do like the colors! I like the splash of the three colors in the design which sets all of it off well.

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  39. Wow! I love that card and the rainbow is amazing! It's a beautiful CAS card that would be perfect for either genre! TFS!!

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  40. Love the beautiful colors. My father served during WWII with the Marines, so this holiday is always near & dear to my heart as are the sacrifices those servicemen & women make everyday. Thank you for sharing!

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  41. Great card! I love the colors!

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  42. Just the right touch to of colors and artistry to make a great card. Thanks

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  43. Great color scheme...would love to know how you did such perfect swooshes on your rainbow effect. TFS!

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  44. I love clean and simple cards. And, you dressed your design up so well with those splashes of colors for a backdrop. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  45. Wow, this is great. I love how you stamped the rainbow.

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  46. Oh my goodness, I love your card!! I'm going to do this technique for sure. So simple but so terrific.

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  47. Beautiful color combo!
    I especially like the "thanks" font

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  48. Great color combo and a wonderful CAS card!

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  49. What a great card the colors are so pretty.

    reflections:0)

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  50. That swoosh is totally cool!! Your color choice is fab, too, since it's really gender neutral. Whoever gets this card is sure to love it. Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop!

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  51. Great card! It follows the sketch perfectly and I love the extra touch of the splashes of color.
    Beth F. OWH #114

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  52. i love the rainbow and the use of colors behind ...thanks for sharing !

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  53. Love how striking your card looks with the color streaks in the background. Perfect Thank You card and it follows the sketch perfectly. I hope all your family that were in the Pentagon on 9/11 came home safely. Such a tragic time and yet God used it to pull us together as a nation. Thank you for sharing your card today! ~ Marilyn

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  54. Sometimes a bold statement is just the thing. Love the use of color.

    Come and see what I've done lately!
    kren@
    http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  55. Very nice card. Love the splash of color.

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  56. Lovely card. I really like the colored rainbow effect in the background. A wonderful thank you note that can be sent to anyone! Nice going.

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  57. Happy colors to make anyone smile

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  58. What a wonderful card! The splashes of color are awesome. Have a great weekend! And thanks for supporting OWL.

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  59. Lovely card, Elizabeth, love the lime and turquoise, my favorite decor colors! Have a wonderful weekend! #133

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  60. Beautiful card. Simple and beautiful. Love those little hombre streaks.

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  61. Great card! Love the color swishes!

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  62. simple but just right. Great color combo

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  63. I'm blown away by your amazing card! Those swishes of color are the perfect backdrop for that big sentiment, and the colors are over-the-top gorgeous! Have yourself a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

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  64. Love your card! The colors you used are pretty. Saving another sketch #.

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  65. Love the greens and blues! Very nice color combo! The Thanks stamp is awesome! TFS!

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  66. What a fabulous card! Love the rainbow-like streaks. Love how the sentiment pops off the card.

    Thank your family for their service to our country.

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  67. So clean and simple and .... beautiful!

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  68. Love the colors you chose and the watercolor swoosh!

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  69. Thanks for sharing. What a great idea with your rainbow effect!

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  70. love the aqua colors! Reminds me of the ocean

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  71. Oh my, what a stunning card!!! I see a CASE in my future!!!! Love your colors too.

    Linda

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  72. Love the splashes of color. Awesome card.

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  73. Love how simple the card is, and the colors are great too!

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  74. Beautiful color combination...thanks so much for sharing!

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  75. I like the rainbow effect. Is that a stamp or did you do that by hand? That is such a cool card.

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  76. I like the card, and the colors you used. Is that a stamp you use for the rainbow or did you do that by hand?

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  77. Great card, "as your always are". Thank you for participating in the Bloghop. You used my favorite colors :-)

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  78. The PTI watercolor stamp is my latest favorite stamp! I like how you mimicked the background with the inks.

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  79. I really like the clean style of your card and your colors look wonderful together! LOVE the brush strokes of color!

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  80. lovely card! the colors are my very favorite colors in the world and I scrap with them often. I love your "swoosh" of colors! very bright and classy.

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  81. Love your color choices! They make a simple card pop.

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  82. Great color combo and this big, bold sentiment is wonderful. Very crisp design! Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home.

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  83. That is a wonderful big thanks. Perfect. Thanks. Charlsie

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  84. That Papertrey swoosh stamp set is quickly becoming a favorite. Your colors are perfect for it. Thanks for the link to the die, too, and thanks for supporting OWH and participating in the hop.

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  85. Simple and beautiful. I love the color choice

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  86. Love the swoosh of colors in this simple but gorgeous card!

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  87. I really like your simple but beautiful card. Those colors look wonderful together!

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  88. Blue/Green my favorite colors.

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  89. Love the colors you used in the rainbow effect....so stunning together.

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  90. Thanks to our troops. love the watercolour brushstrokes.

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  91. Love the layout and the swish of colors. Beautiful card!!!

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  92. Oh I love how these lovely colors coordinate so well. The sentiment die is so pretty and you nailed the sketch! This would be a great one for using up scraps and creating multiples! TFS

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  93. I love the card especially a the rainbow.
    Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

    Amanda :)
    www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  94. great card-love the rainbow

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  95. Good job on choosing colors. Thank you for using sketch #53. I'm inspired to use it to make an AnyHero card with diagonal stripes. Thanks for all you do for OWH and our heroes.

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  96. Colors are great. I'm inspired to use sketch #53. Thanks for all you do for our heroes and OWH.

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  97. thanks for sharing your rainbow card. I like the colors you chose.
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  98. What a wonderfully simple, yet striking, card! (leslie #113)

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  99. Love the rainbow colors. Very pretty.

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  100. This card is clean and simple and looks quick to do. Thanks for sharing it.

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  101. Beautiful card! I love the boldly colored brushstrokes over the thanks. great color combo too. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
    :) Marie (OWH #119)

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  102. Great rainbow themed card. I like the block style and the color palette.

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  103. Very pretty color combination. Thank you for sharing

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  104. Beautiful card Elizabeth! I love the colors!

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  105. Simple but effective, I like it! Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  106. Fun CAS card, my Favorite kind

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  107. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing and participating in the wonderful organization OWH.

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  108. Love the watercolor effect, great job.

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  109. This is one of my favorite color combos. Great job.

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  110. Great card, I like the sketch and your colors, and that Thanks is pretty awesome -- perfect!

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  111. great color combo - a very striking card. tfs and participating in OWH

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  112. Just love your color choices and the "splash"! TFS!

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  113. Really love your card, the colors are wonderful. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  114. Great card! Love the color combo and the design is the perfect fit!

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  115. TFS and supporting OWH. Nice use of coordinating inks and paper.

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  116. Great colors. Love the swooshes. April

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  117. Gorgeous card! Love the paint strokes behind the sentiment! TFS!

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  118. Love that watercolor wonder set! Cool way to put paint on paper. Thanks for your support of OWH.

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  119. beautiful color combination! so peaceful!

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  120. Wow! What a cool card! I am going to try the brushed rainbow idea u did there! I am also going to start following your blog! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  121. Love the splashes of color and the CAS design of this card! Perfect for a gal or guy. Thank you for your support of OWH!

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  122. Enjoyed your card. I love CAS cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  123. Beautiful color combination and set up. Thanks for sharing and inspiring

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  124. Great CAS card, perfect color combo ! Thanks for the inspiration
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  125. Love the rainbow and your color choices. I need to try some rainbows in my next cards.

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  126. A great CAS card! Love it!

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  127. Love the colors and the rainbow is neat. I have never used watercolors on a card before but I may have t give it a try now.

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  128. Wow!!! Love your creation and that swipe of colors makes a perfect detail.

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  129. Love the graphic feel of your card...great colors and sentiment! WTG!!!

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  130. Wonderful card. Those colors are so pretty and a perfect color combo. Thanks for joining in.

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  131. WOW love the rainbow color effect! Thanks so much for sharing your talent for such a great cause!

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  132. Just love the color combo and the "Thanks" die.

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  133. Absolutely great way way to tie the colors in to the background. Great color combo too! :)

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  134. Great card! The rainbow is awesome.

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  135. There is no excuse if you need a card quickly using this clever design.
    I know it might be past the weekend here in the UK, but I wanted to support a good cause.
    "Like the ivy and the wall, together we stand, united we fall".

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  136. Love the color choice! Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

    ptucker6 at cox dot net

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  137. WOW! Such a CAS card yet it just POPs! Thanks so much for sharing. Someone will love this thank you card!

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  138. Love the colorful rainbow! It's simple but dignified.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Lyn

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  139. I LOVE this card. I love the colors and the way it turned out.

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  140. BEAUTIFUL use of WATERCOLOR wonder!

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  141. Beautiful color combination! Thanks for sharing!

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