Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop


Welcome to Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary 2-Day Blog Hop! This hop is epic with more than 60 guests and over $600 in sponsored prizes! Not only are we celebrating four years since Rubeena first discovered cardmaking but also crafting in general. This industry is made up of wonderful individuals who are creative, inspirational, kind, and incredibly supportive! Hop along so you can learn about why we create and how much joy it brings us! 

For details on day one of the hop, you can visit this post. If you are following along from the beginning, you have stopped in her from Tania Ahmed's blog.
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CARDS

I have been making cards and blogging now for 11 years so I know how fun it is to hit an anniversary! I have loved this community and all the friends I have made along the way. I am so honored to join Rubeena here today, to celebrate her crafty anniversary!

Stamp Market

To create this card, I used the Stemmed Leaves Die from The Stamp Market to trace out the leaf image in light pencil.  Then I did some watercoloring to fill in the lines.  This was totally now for me!  I had some crafty friends right by my side when I attempted this one.  To finish off the card, I stamped that gorgeous sentiment in black ink and then popped the watercolor card front up on fun foam on the green card base.

Stamp Market

This next card uses my most favorite patterned paper ever...Lawn Fawn's Really Rainbow pack. (insert big smiley face and jumping up and down emoji here)

Simon Says Stamp

To create this card, I cut a piece of that gorgeous paper and lined the card base.  I stamped and die cut  the happy, party and woot in white cardstock and then popped them on on the card front.  Last, I went in with the coordinating sentiments and stamped them directly under each die cut.  Clean and simple! My favorite kind of card!

Simon Says Stamp

Your next stop on the hop is over to my friend, Barb Engler's blog.  Say hi to her for me!  :)

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GIVEAWAYS

In celebration of this anniversary, we have several amazing sponsors. Let’s thank them for their generosity! Winners will be randomly selected from comments left on all the blogs. The winners will be announced by Wednesday, September 5 on this page. Winners will have up to 2 weeks to contact Rubeena at ararerubycrafts@gmail.com to claim their prize before another winner is selected.

Here is a list of the amazing sponsors for the hop!


Studio Katia - $50 gift card
Hello Bluebird - $50 gift card
Altenew - $50 Gift card
Pinkfresh Studio - $30 gift card
Gina K. Designs - $50 gift card
Clearly Besotted - £25 gift card
Simon Says Stamp - $25 gift card
Spellbinders Card Kit ($55 value).
Jennifer McGuire - $50 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Winnie and Walter, LLC - $40 gift card
Mama Elephant - $25 gift card
Hero Arts - $25 gift card
Nichol Spohr LLC - Custom-sewn rainbow pencil case filled with brand new Spellbinders dies
Danielle Flynn - $25 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Picket Fence Studios - four $25 gift cards
Ellen Hutson - two $25 gift cards  
Pretty Pink Posh - two $30 gift cards
The Stamp Market - July 2018 Release (estimated $100 value)
Indigojade Art Shop - $50 gift card to Art Prints & Gifts Shop
Flora and Fauna - a 4x6 stamp set
Waffle Flower - $25 gift card
Power Poppy - $50 gift card


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Thank you so much for coming by today!  I appreciate your visit.  Have a great day!


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135 comments:

  1. Both cards are awesome. I especially love that stunning leaf/stem. You colored that one perfectly.. I am going to check out that paper from Lawn fun. Thanks for joining Ruby's celebration.

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  2. Beautiful cards and so different!

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  3. Oh simply elegant. So nice and crisp. Love it. 😍😍

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  4. Awesome cards. I really love both of them!

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  5. Love the simplicity of your cards, thanks for sharing.

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  6. Beautiful cards..love both of them..

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  7. I love the simple designs of both of these card - so beautiful!! I need to try no line watercoloring soon.

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  8. Love your cards! I’m a big fan of the Lawn Fawn rainbow paper, too!

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  9. Wow! after seeing your beautiful water coloring I may try this too! Your second card is so so fun!! I love CZ's sentiment sets!

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  10. Love both of your cards....especially the simplicity of them both, but they both give off that wow factor. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. The card made me laugh, how simple and yet so adorable!! Love it!

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  12. Great cards. That rainbow paper is on my list of favorites too.

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  13. Oh my goodness Awesome cards! I love the watercolored leaf card! Congrats to Rubeena!

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  14. My first thought, two different styles and then two gorgeous cards.

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  15. The first card is simple but yet so pretty and the second card with all the colors just made me smile!! Amazing cards!

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  16. Beautiful watercoloring on your first card, Laurie...wish I had the nerve to try it myself :) I also love how you played with the die cut sentiments on your 'rainbow' card...so fun!
    Thank you so much for always inspiring us to be creative...it's always fun to visit your blog!!!

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  17. I love how you did the watercolor! So simple yet bold! The 2nd card is a lot of fun! :-) Thank you for sharing and for being a part of this blog hop!

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  18. Lovely, lovely cards. Winners as always!

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  19. sweet cards - thanks for the ideas:)

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  20. Love both of your cards... the watercolored leaves steal my heart!

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  21. I am always a fan of a rainbow! lol It's raining here right now so I am hoping to see one soon IRL. :-) Your card is lovely.

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  22. Both of these are great. I love the simple but elegant first card and the rainbow background on the last is cool.

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  23. Laurie, your cards are fantastic, I esp. like the first one, its very elegant!

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  24. I loved both of your cards....the first one was so soft and pretty....then the second....boy oh boy...YOU were ready to party.....I absolutely loved them both....Happy Anniversary to Rubeena.....she is such a talent...and so is everyone along the way on this wonderful blog celebration hop....thank you so much...big hugs

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  25. Your watercolored leaves are gorgeous. I love the clean and simple lines of both cards. Thanks for joining the blog hop and sharing your creative inspiration.

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  26. Love the green leaves images, gorgeous!
    And what a happy card with bright and cheery colors too!

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  27. Clean, simple, beautiful. Love both these cards.

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  28. Awesome cards. That first one is perfect with the green!!!

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  29. the first card is so beautiful! Love it. And, the second one is such a happy card; love the rainbow paper!

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  30. The first card is so ethereal,
    The second card is bright and down
    to earth. Both are fantastic.
    thanks for sharing
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  31. Both of your cards are fabulous!! I love the soft and elegant look of your first card and the playfulness of your second.

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  32. Wonderful cards! The first is stunning in its simple design and gorgeous watercoloring. The second is bright, happy and a perfect celebration card.

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  33. Great cards, really love the softness of the leaves.

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  34. I adore your cards, but the second one is a WOW...amazing and wonderful!

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  35. I love CAS cards too and am also a huge Lawn Fawn fan - your cards are both so pretty. I can't decide which I like better! Thank you for sharing! This blog hop is so cool mostly, I think, because it celebrates crafty friendships!!

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  36. The watercoloring is gorgeous! And I love the rainbow card! So cute!

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  37. The first was a soft dreamy looking CAS which I think you did so well. The second had the happy rainbow coloured paper, which was a bonus, & the sentiments suited the happy background. I really like both of your cards!

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  38. Beautiful cards!!! Love the simplicty of the first card! Also love when patterned paper does all the work for you, like your second card! Thank you so much for sharing!!! πŸ’œ

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  39. Awesome cards! That rainbow paper makes me happy, too. ☺

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  40. Your painted card is AWESOME! I just love it! Hope I can do that one day! :)

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  41. Lovely cards! Really like the water color leaves on the white card!

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  42. Love the cards. The leaves are beautiful

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  43. gorgeous cards! especially the first one!

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  44. I love both of your cards....and how each one is totally different from the other

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  45. Beautiful cards! Thank you so much for sharing your creations!

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  46. Soft and dreamy, bright and beautiful! These are marvelous Laurie!

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  47. Beautiful cards!! I especially love the LF Rainbow cardstock. How did I miss it??? It's going on my Wish List now!!!

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  48. Beautiful cards. I esp adore the serene simplicity of the first one. Just so lovely.
    <3 J

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    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  49. Love the painting of your leaves and the soft color you achieved. That background paper is perfect with the fun sentiments.

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  50. As always, your simple cards are simply stunning...love the floral!!!!

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  51. Your cards are so pretty ! I love the leaf one.....I definitely have to try this. Thanks for the inspiration !

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  52. Oh Laurie, I love them both! Your first card is so pretty, love your watercoloring and the 2nd one is so playful + fun!

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  53. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create and all of you are so talented that I can't help but be inspired. Thank you.

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  54. I like clean and simple as well. it's just been amazing to see how different we all are when it comes to style, media, etc. i am so grateful to have taken part in this blog hop, whether or not i win anything.

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  55. Wow, beautiful cards! I love your soft coloring on the leaf branch and the CAS style. That rainbow paper is awesome and the black/white sentiments really pop! Thanks for your continued inspiration on your blog, LOVE it all!

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  56. Thank you sponsors for this super-hop. And thank you for the info and inspiration here! Love the watercoloring

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  57. Two great cards! Love the loose watercoloring on the first card and the fun and whimsy of the second card!

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  58. LOVE THE LEAVES> I am really enjoying watercolors..

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  59. Wonderful pair of cards...just love your festive party card.

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  60. Your cards are so different from each other.
    I love those soft painted leaves.
    The 2nd card is so fun and lively.

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  61. Beautiful cards! I love the simplicity of the first design with that lovely sprig of leaves! And such a fun rainbow card too.... love the sentiments! I am enjoying Rubeena's crafting anniversary celebration and all the inspiring creations along the hop!

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  62. Love your clean & simple style, beautiful cards. I am always inspired to try and achieve this look but never quite make it lol. Wonderful to see so many crafters celebrating with Ruby on this hop.

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  63. Fabulous cards! I love the painted one especially well. Looks like you have been painting for years!

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  64. Gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for sharing. :-)

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  65. Very pretty cards. The rainbow pattern paper is awesome. I do love the painted card the most though, it is just so pretty.

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  66. Love the simplicity yet beauty of the leaf card.

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  67. Such wonderful cards! The first one is so simple and elegant!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  68. Fabulous cards! Love them.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  69. Both of your cards are gorgeous!!! I love how clean and simple (but not easy to create) your first card is. I can see why you love the Lawn Fawn paper that you used for the background on your second card, it's fantastic and your card is so happy and fun!

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  70. That little branch of leaves is so beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  71. I love how these beautiful cards seem great for a quick craft challenge. I tend to get lost in minute details when crafting, so trying something like this should be a nice change. Thanks for sharing, and happy anniversary to Rubeena! ~ Lenice

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  72. I love these! What a great idea to trace the stemmed leaves, it's just got the best shape/lines, and I love the constructed sentiment of the second card!

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  73. Two awesome cards -- I especially like the clean and simple lines of the first one!

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  74. Love the simplicity of your cards!

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  75. Different in style but both beautiful!

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  76. Two totally different cards, and both really really awesome! Love them both, especially the first one - it's very much a'la Rubeena :-)

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  77. I LOVE the softness of your leaves in the first card, and the way you let the sentiment shine on your second (plus the rainbow colors are a bonus)!

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  78. Pretty cards!!! Beautiful colorse!!!

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  79. Both cards are beautiful in their own separate and unique way! I love the beauty and simplicity of the leaf. You did a gorgeous job watercoloring. And I love the happiness that rainbow colors just naturally generate! TFS--have a blessed day.

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  80. Very nice cards—one very soft and lovely and the other ready to dance!! Love it!!

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  81. Congratulations to Rubeena! Love her work. And what an amazing group this crafting world is to sponsor such wonderful prizes. Love your card inspiration too!

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  82. Your cards are beautiful! Love how different they both are and showcase the talent you have.

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  83. You got my attention with the rainbows 🌈. I like the clean and simple card, too.

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  84. Your two cards are beautiful ! You can create such different cards and both of them are fantastic. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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  85. Beautiful cards! The watercoloring is great! I love to paint but haven’t quite mastered watercoloring.

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  86. I love your bright, pretty cards! Those green leaves look so fresh and really lovely too!

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  87. two wonderful cards, Laurie - your watercoloured leaves are just so lovely!

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  88. Your watercolor leaves are so pretty. Love your Woot card. 2 fabulous cards.
    (Gilda)

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  89. Love the vibrant colors on the second card and texture on the first card Laurie! The sentiments are perfect too! A perfect set of cards for Rubeena ‘s celebration! Thanks for being part of this hop and thanks to all the sponsors too!

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  90. I love both cards equally!! Thanks for being a stop on Ruby's hop!!

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  91. I'm going to borrow your idea to trace around a die for an image to color. Your card is simple but beautiful.

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  92. I really love both of these cards. Very clever to outline using the leaf die, then to do that beautiful soft watercolor. And the lovely, colorful second card is wonderful! I love that paper, too.

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  93. I love both of your cards but especially the watercolor card! That one is so beautiful! It sure does not look like you drew anything out first! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  94. Love them both. The leaf one is very elegant.

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  95. Both are beautiful. I’m drawn to your clean and simple card!

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  96. Loooove the gorgeous Stemmed Leaf card! What a superb idea to use the die that way! The rainbow card is awesome ! So many folks I could send that one to. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  97. Your leafy creation is a beautiful CAS card. Thanks for the technique tips.

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  98. Fabulous watercoloring on the leaves! I love the simplicity of the card. The birthday card is fun and colorful. Great use of the Lawn Fawn paper - it's perfect for lining up the sentiments. Thanks for taking part in Rubeena's celebration!

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  99. Beautiful watercolor and rainbow cards

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  100. Beautiful and fun! Love them both!

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  101. Love both! What a great idea to use the die for the leaf image and beautiful watercoloring! And love the rainbow card too! Great CAS design with lots of wow!

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  102. Fabulous cards! I love that first card - it's spectacular!

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  103. love your clean and simple cards xoxoxo

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  104. Laurie, thank you so much for being part of my celebration. I love your style so much!!! Your cards are beautiful :)

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  105. Wonderful cards...always love your clean look.

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  106. I LOVE your rainbow card!! Thank you for sharing.

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  107. SQUEAL!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  108. Light and airy, happy and cheerful... just right for a party! Congrats to Ruby!

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  109. I can just see that leaf cluster in nature. it almost looks white <3

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  110. Stunning card! I'm just loving your watercolor one! It just really makes me smile! Thanks for sharing and for supporting Ruby's anniversary!

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  111. Two creative cards and am so enjoying seeing my fav artists!

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  112. What beautiful cards to share in celebration of Rubeena's celebration

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  113. Laurie, I love both cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  114. These are two great cards ! I love the fresh first one a bit more though.
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  115. The leaf card is very pretty! Your coloring is lovely. The other card is very cheery and fun. Great job!

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  116. Your first card is beautiful and elegant, you did a great job! The second card is so fun, bright, and cheerful and the paper and sentiment are perfect, very cool :)

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  117. Great cards. I really like the first one.

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  118. Great designs on these cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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