Saturday, May 25, 2013

Supporting Our Nations Armed Forces - OWH Blog Hop

Welcome "Operation Write Home" Blog Hoppers!


To check all the Thank You cards created for this blog hop, click HERE to go to where the OWH blog originates! Scroll down a bit to see access to all 146 participants! I'm #86 on the list with this card below. Enjoy the hop!


"Proud As A Peacock & Thankful" are the feelings when thoughts of our Nation's Armed Forces are in our hearts this special weekend. Club Scrap's Peacock collection is perfect for this thank you card going out to OWH. For those of you not familiar with Operation Write Home, check them out by clicking here.



I chose Sketch #B-10 from the OWH Bonus Sketches for this card.


Just a little more about making this card . . .

I used a couple of different ink colors on the same stamp.
Color the stamp with a Faber Castell 's Big Brush Pen for additional detail.
It's fun to see the colorful result.
Here are a my stamped Peacock feathers attached to the card.

Altered white photo mounting corners.
Adding the greeting.


In honor of this grand Blog Hop, Club Scrap is giving away - FREE - a Peacock Rubber Stamp Sheet to a randomly chosen winner! All you need to do is comment on this blog for a chance to win. We'll be selecting our winner on Friday! Please be sure to include your email in the comment so I can contact you if you are the winner, or send it to kay@clubscrap.com. Good luck to you!

Wishing you a great Memorial Day.
With special thanks to Operation Write Home,
Kay












****05/31  We randomly chose the winner of the Peacock Unmounted Rubber Stamps from the comments below!**** Hope Jen enjoys the free stamps!
This card is totally stunning. LOVE!!! Thanks for the chance to win; I don't have anything like this! Jen

135 comments:

  1. The peacock feathers are beautiful on the white paper. I love the sentiment too. Thanks for being part of OWH! I use your card sketches to make cards and they are easy to follow and so helpful.

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    1. Thanks Erika - yes, lots of great card sketches for sure, it was so fun to check them all out.

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  2. This is gorgeous. Thanks for the coloring tips - I always forget that markers can be used with stamps. As the mom of a big kid who has a gorgeous peacock tattoo from shoulder to wrist, I could totally put this stamp set to excellent use.

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    1. LOL, well you really do need a Peacock feather stamp set!

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  3. beautiful colors on the card - thanks for supporting OWH

    Barb Housner

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  4. Kay, you have such a creative mind. This card is beautiful. Any solider will be proud to receive it.

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  5. Gorgeous card, Kay! I love the colors and I, too, sometimes forget about using markers to highlight different colors on my stamps. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. Kay, your cards are stunning. Love the Peacock images and your technique to color them is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Very pretty--I like the sketch and how you colored the feathers.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  8. I love, love, love the peacock feathers and your sentiment is awesome. Great card.

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  9. those strips of feathers look amazing, Kay. Love your ideas! :)

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  10. Hi Kay,
    Such beautiful colors and great pic tutorial on how to get them from your stamps!
    Blessings,
    Antoinette

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  11. Such delicate and beautiful stamping! As always, Kay, amazing cards!

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  12. This is really pretty. I like the colors you chose.

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  13. What a beautiful card! The colors are great and I love that you colored those photo corners to match! So pretty!

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  14. What a pretty card! Thanks for the tip about inking matching photo corners. And, thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy.

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  15. A great way to say thank-you to our servicemen and women without having to use the expected red, white and blue. Beautiful cards.

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  16. I like that you included the photo corners in on the color scheme. Really cool card! Thank you for supporting OWH! jen no space radloff at cableone dot net.

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  17. *thud* You stamped that? I thought it was paper. No, really! Wow, I would LOVE to win this set - thanks for the chance!

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  18. Your card is absolutely beautiful. Love the colors. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial and what a great idea for the photo corners. I have never thought to use them for a card and love the idea of inking them first. Fab candy you are offering too.

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  19. What a colorful and beautiful background you made for that nice big sentiment. An awesome card!

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  20. WOW this is gorgeous! I absolutely love your stamped peacock feathers, thanks for the tutorial!
    Tammy x

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  21. Very nice work on the peacock stamping . It is all so very pretty!

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  22. This is a stunning card! Thank you for the step by step!

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  23. WOW! This is gorgeous! I love how you use the peacock feather, and framed the sentiment!

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  24. Beautifully done - thanks for showing us how!
    Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

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  25. Nice card, I like how each strip is stamped differently.

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  26. What a beautiful card. I love the peacock feathers. TFS.

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  27. Love those peacock feathers and those colors! Thank you for supporting Operation Write Home!

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  28. I love those colorful peacock feathers. They remind me of an arrangement I had when I had a Victorian house. TFS

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  29. i need to find a sentiment like that!! wonderfully done!

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  30. Your card is beautiful. I absolutely love all the colors you used. Thanks so much for supporting our military and OWH!

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  31. This is absolutely stunning!!! Fabulous job with this sketch (I used it too).

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  32. Pretty Card!
    Love the design and colors!
    They work perfectly with the sketch!

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  33. Just a beautiful card! Love all the colors! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  34. Wow, you really did those peacock feathers justice. A great card. Thank you for sharing.

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  35. Peacock feathers are so the rage right now. You did a wonderful job coloring them.

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  36. Gorgeous job on these feathers! The colors are so rich and look just like real peacock feathers.Thanks for joining in the hop and for supporting Operation Write Home!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  37. Oh Kay! You've done it again! What a lovely card!

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  38. the stamping of the feather is beautiful. Fabulous card. TFS

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  39. Beautiful card...love the colors

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  40. What a great card and I loved how you inked the photo corners.

    reflections:0)

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  41. Kay your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love that you used two colors on the feathers and colored the mounting corners! Thanks for your support of OWH!

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  42. I love your card, Kay and enjoyed seeing your process, love the stamping and the colors you used! TFS and have a wonderful weekend. #133

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  43. Beautiful card-- love the colors you used and the mounting corners is a fabulous idea! Love it!

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  44. Beautiful work on the peacock stamp.

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  45. OMG! I so thought the peacock feathers were printed paper. I love those feathers. Thank you for sharing how you made them look so beautiful.
    April

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  46. Great take on the sketch and love how you colored the photo corners to match! It's a small detail, but that's what makes one card stand out over another...the details! Thanks for supporting OWH.
    R/

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  47. Those feathers are gorgeous and I love the sentiment. The stamping is fantastic!

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  48. nice feathers!! your stamping is great!

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  49. Such beautiful feathers! The sentiment is perfect for an AnyHero card, love it :)

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  50. I think it is so fun that you and Trish chose the same sketch...great minds think alike. I love these peacock feathers and it is such a great sentiment to use for our heros. Thanks for joining in our hop today.

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  51. Wow I love those peacock stamps and you did a great job coloring them. Love the sketch you chose too! Great card!

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  52. How funny that you and Tricia picked the same sketch. Maybe you've been working together too long and are starting to think alike, just like old married couples! ;-) Your results are so different, which speaks to the strength of the sketches. I love the peacock feathers. The coloring on the feathers is beyond stunning. Thanks for supporting OWH and participating in the hop.

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  53. Stunning card! Great sketch. Have an awesome weekend.

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  54. Such a lovely card. Thank you for the tutorial. Adore those peacock feather stamps!

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  55. Oh that is a gorgeous card. Love your take on that sketch. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. That is a Stunning card! Thanks for the lesson, if I ever have that stamp!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  57. Love those peacock feathers! and I would Love to win them--just in case I do you can contact me at mflayer at comcast dot net to let me know. thanks for sharing such a beautiful card and the coloring directions are very helpful! Have a Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
    :) Marie (OWH #110)

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  58. Wow! I love these feathers! Thank you so much for showing us how you did that and the idea for the corners as well. I am bookmarking this for sure! Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!
    hiscreation2 at hotmail dot com

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  59. Love how the image is mounted with photo edges! Perfectly colored, perfectly put together card. TFS.

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  60. Your card is lovely. Terrific colors you used. Thanks for the chance to win your generous giveaway.

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  61. Fantastic! The colors are amazing--thanks for showing how you did that! :)

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  62. I love the stamps and the colors you used. Great card :)
    Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

    Amanda
    http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  63. Wonderful use of the sketch. The colors on white against a black background really make this card. Thank you for supporting OWH!

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  64. I love how you colored the feathers...so pretty and the colors are gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  65. The card is gorgeous! Love the peacock feathers....and, they're in my favorite colors!

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  66. Great sketch! Love the colors in your card, very pretty!

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  67. OH WOW !!!!! I love those peacock feathers, you really got the colors perfect for them.
    And what a great idea to use the photo corners on the sentiment. I like how you matched the colors too. I'm going to remember to use photo corners like that on a card.

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  68. This looks like a gorgeous set of stamps; I am so impressed by what you did.

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  69. WOW! This card is so striking! Absolutely beautiful color choices and very creative!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Ginnyquell at gmail dot com

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  70. Stunning card...I really need to do more multi-colored stamping. T remember when my parents had peacocks at their farm; beautiful birds! lough855ataoldotcom

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  71. Absolutely gorgeous! Love that you took a non-traditional sentiment...at least I don't normally put peacocks and patriotic together...and totally made it work. Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop!

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  72. fantastic card-love the colors

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  73. I love that paper and the stamped feather is beautiful. I was going to ask how to get that stamp...but you are giving it away (pick me pick me!! ) Thank you for sharing the techniques and for supporting OWH

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  74. That is a very popular sketch this year. I love the color variation on your stamping.

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  75. Love this card. the peacock feathers are neat

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  76. I love the peacock sentiment and the feather stamp is great together!! I've seen the sketch used a lot and they are all so different

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  77. I can't believe you and Trisha chose the same sketch. Love those beautiful peacock feathers. Thanks for supporting OWH. anghall2@windstream.net

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  78. Beautiful card! And I love that stamp! Thanks for your support of OWH!

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  79. Wow, you're like the stamping queen! I love how you added all the colors to your stamp for the peacock feathers. Love the little corners around your sentiment, too. Thank you for sharing your card with us! ~ Marilyn songofml at aol dot com

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    1. What a very unique and pretty card! You did a great job on it!

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  80. Stunning Card Kay! This is so beautiful. I just would Love, Love, Love to have that stamp! Thanks for offering it as blog candy and for making that delicious card! (Amy A. #118)

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  81. Love the peacock stamp - what a great card - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

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  82. My first thought was....what beautiful papers. Now I'm going to have to experiment with my feather stamps.

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  83. Love the peacock feathers. Beautiful card!

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  84. I love this beautiful peacock card! Thank you for sharing a tutorial on the making of it! Great job!

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  85. what a wonderful card, and appreciate you including the tutorial
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  86. your peacock stamping is amazing!!! how beautiful!!

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  87. Kay, your card is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your secrets to such gorgeous colors! Thanks, too, for the chance to win! Mamagilliam@gmail.com

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  88. Such a stunning card!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial and the chance to win!! RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

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  89. Great minds think alike - I also did a peacock stamped card! Love yours, this was a perfect sketch to show off that gorgeous stamp!

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  90. Great card. Love the sentiment and design of your card.

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  91. This is very pretty. I really like how you inked your photo corners for that little extra special touch.


    Cheri - John 3:16
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  92. Had to come over from Tricia's blog after she said you had used the same sketch. Two totally different looks! Love both of them.

    kelleyroth81 at gmail dot com

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  93. Love your card! Thanks for showing how to color the stamp.

    mare460 at gmail dot com

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  94. I love the peacock feathers. The colors used are awesome and thanks for the tutorial on how to color the feathers and photo corners. Thanks for sharing and offering such a generous blog candy giveaway.

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  95. Your card is amazing. Thank you for sharing on how you created it.

    Hugs,
    M.E
    cr8iveme_at_gmail_dot_com

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  96. This is amazing! Love your technique on the image!

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  97. Beautiful card. Love the peacock stamp and the colors you used. I really like the photo corners where you put the sentiment. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

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  98. I love that you stamped on the panels of this sketch. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  99. stunningly gorgeous card! And thanks for showing how you made this great card---I am in awe! Thanks for supporting our troops and OWH!

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  100. wow... What a beautiful card. I love the colors and the stamp is so neat. Thanks for joining in.

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  101. This card is totally stunning. LOVE!!! Thanks for the chance to win; I don't have anything like this! Jen
    jennifer.mueller409 at gmail dot com

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    1. Jen - Congrats on being randomly chosen to receive the Unmounted Peacock Stamp Sheet!!!!! I'll be emailing you for where I should send them - thanks!

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  102. I'm here from the hop and have been having a blast seeing what everyone has done. I love how you colored your peacock feathers. :) Thanks for supporting OWH. imwriting to patti at gmail you know the rest! :)

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  103. WOW...what a gorgeous set of cards! I just love the peacock feather images and the way you colored them. What a perfect sentiment for these cards!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

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  104. I absolutately love the peacock feather stamps and the word play. And thank you for the tutorial of how you colored the feather stamp.

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  105. Wow...love this card so much! You did an amazing job with the sketch and coloring those feathers. So beautiful and really creative!

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  106. What a super beautiful card! I love the technique used to create those colorful feathers and the inking of the photo corners is a brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing ~ msmith38652 at gmail dot com

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  107. Great card!! LOVE the peacock feathers!!

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  108. wow what a stunning card...love how you inked up the stamp. jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

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  109. This card is AMAZING! I love peacocks and would love to have this stamp set...thanks for the chance to win it.

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  110. I really like your color selection. This is a sketch I haven't tried yet, so I need to give it a go! Thanks for participating this weekend! --Yvonne

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  111. Oh my goodness! This is different and beautiful!!!! I LOVE how u colored the feathers different colors as u went down the stamp! The purple, blue and green are such a pleasing color palette! TFS and thank u for adding in some awesome blog candy! :)

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  112. Your peacock feathers look amazing and I love the colored photo corners! Such a great idea!! Great choice of sketches too! -and I'm not just saying that because I chose it too ! :P

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  113. Thanks for showing how you got the great effect with the peacock image - really pretty!
    BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

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  114. Just adore your peacock card and how you constructed it in the blocks.
    It might be after the weekend here in the UK, but I just wanted to support such a good cause.
    "Like the ivy and the wall, together we stand united we fall"

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  115. Wow!! I love the peacock feather stamp!!

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  116. very colorful and appealing card! Love the "proud as a peacock" of our soldiers feel!!

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  117. I love the colors of peacocks. I think it's hard to color the feathers, but you make it look easy.

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  118. WOWSA! Those peacock feathers just seem to be almost swaying in the wind. :) You did great on coloring those, like StampinPenguin said, you make it look easy! Thanks for the inspiration and also for your generosity in giving away the stamp sheet! We appreciate it. zimmersgirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  119. Wow! Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

    ptucker6 at cox dot net

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  120. Gorgeous coloring of a beautiful stamp image ! I like that you turned the sketch, too.

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  121. Why oh why when you guys stamp does it look like a work of art and when I stamp it sort of looks like a second grader did it? Fan-tab-ulous as usual, really, I just LOVE this look. I feel inspired!

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  122. Fabulous ideas....so creative. I look to your blogs for inspiration and I sure do get it!!! My projects don't turn out as professional looking but I had fun! I'd love to win some products and try some more.

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  123. The peacock feathers make such beautiful cards. I wouldn't have expected them to turn out so well. Thank you for sharing the artwork and ideas!
    Lyn

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