Saturday, January 13, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Friends Release Blog Hop



Hello Crafters! 

It's still snowing here. 
Not like cute movie snow. Full blown "I'm hibernating" snow. 
At least I don't have to make excuses for barricading myself in my craft room. 

That also means I have plenty of time to hop along today. 
Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Friends Release Blog Hop. 

You should have arrived from the incredibly talented Amy Rysavy
If you're just stopping in make sure you head back to the beginning at the Simon Says Stamp Blog
You don't want to miss out on your chances to win! 
Simon Says Stamp is generously giving away $25 to one commentor from EVERY blog on the hop. 
Whoop Whoop! 

Also, this release is fantastic so you won't want to miss any of the projects created with it. 
You can view the entire collection here or shop below 


Business is squared away.
It's card time :) 


Another Rainbow. 
Sorry not sorry. 
Honestly, I started out with the idea that I would try something different....I make the same things all the time....blah blah blah...


One layer cards, rainbow watercolors and copic markers (oh my) make me happy. 
It is what it is. I did start trying to do some controlled watercolor with specific placement and about five minutes in I was just like why are you forcing yourself to do this?
So I didn't. 
I added clean water to the entire heart and then dropped in a rainbow of Distress Oxides. Did some spatters, some perfect pearls. 


Guess what? I love it :) 
I added some extra color with my copics then busted out the white gel pen to add a few interesting elements. Outline the whole thing and stamped my sentiment. 

You can watch the card start to finish in the video below 


I hope you are inspired by my project but more than anything I hope you walk away with this. 
You do you. 
Your projects will never be more beautiful than when you are using the products and techniques you love. 



The next stop on the hop is the amazing Suzy Plantamura.  

If you get lost along the way the entire hop list is here 


Thanks for dropping in! 
Stay warm and make things you love :) 
P.S. I have another rainbow card using products from this release here. AND I have my own giveaway going on here. 


Supplies: 



Simon Says Stamps and Dies WONKY SHAPES
Simon Says Stamps and Dies WONKY SHAPES
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Simon Says Stamp WONKY HEARTS
Simon Says Stamp WONKY HEARTS
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Simon Says Stamp STAINED GLASS LOVE
Simon Says Stamp STAINED GLASS LOVE
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Simon Says Cling Stamp CENTER CUT HEART
Simon Says Cling Stamp CENTER CUT HEART
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Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
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EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
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Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12 Pad
Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12 Pad
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Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder Bag
Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder Bag
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER WHITE Fine Detail
Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER WHITE Fine Detail
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Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad BLACK
Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad BLACK
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SPICED MARMALADE
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SPICED MARMALADE
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES
Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM CLEAR DROPLETS
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM CLEAR DROPLETS
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM CLEAR DROPLETS
Pretty Pink Posh 6MM CLEAR DROPLETS
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 8 Round
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 8 Round
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Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT PEARL Individual Pigment
Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT PEARL Individual Pigment
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Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad ABANDONED CORAL
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad ABANDONED CORAL
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We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock BLACK Black
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock BLACK Black
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Copic Sketch MARKER 100 BLACK
Copic Sketch MARKER 100 BLACK
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Copic Sketch Marker YG03 YELLOW GREEN
Copic Sketch Marker YG03 YELLOW GREEN
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Copic Sketch Marker V04 LILAC
Copic Sketch Marker V04 LILAC
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Copic Sketch Marker Y08 ACID YELLOW
Copic Sketch Marker Y08 ACID YELLOW
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Copic Sketch Marker RV55 HOLLYHOCK
Copic Sketch Marker RV55 HOLLYHOCK
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Copic Sketch Marker Y38 HONEY
Copic Sketch Marker Y38 HONEY
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Copic Sketch Marker B02 ROBIN'S EGG BLUE
Copic Sketch Marker B02 ROBIN'S EGG BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker R35 CORAL
Copic Sketch Marker R35 CORAL
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Copic Sketch Marker G02 SPECTRUM GREEN
Copic Sketch Marker G02 SPECTRUM GREEN
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338 comments:

  1. Colorful and super darling! :) Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us :)

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  2. So bright and cheerful! Love all the colors and interest!

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  3. love the rainbow effect and the offset heart, great design

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  4. It’s a beautiful card so obviously your method works just great.

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  5. It’s a beautiful card so obviously your method works just great.

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  6. Pretty card - love that heart stamp!

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  7. Very pretty, I love your colouring!!

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  8. I love your card. The stamps you use are to die for. I watch a new video every night since I found you. Thanx for doing them.

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  9. Love the colors - such beautiful coloring and on a heart. Love the way you've put this together.

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  10. OH my goodness! Awesome Friends release! I LOVE your beautifully colored heart, gorgeous!

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  11. I love it, too, ha! I love all of your one-layer cards. :)

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  12. Adore this stamp and adore the card you've made with it. The colours are beautiful on the card wow !

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  13. I love your rainbow card and the added texture with the gel pen.... Beautiful!

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  14. I think it turned out beautifully. I love the way the colors blend together for the rainbow of colors in that heart.

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  15. Your card it beautiful!! Never change what you do and how you do it. I love every card you make rainbows and all!!

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  16. So, so pretty Kelly, love this stamp.

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  17. I am so happy to see an example of someone using the oxides to make a card. Your card make me smile. Thanks for sharing your artwork with us. Karen

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  18. lovely rainbow coloring on that wonderful heart stamp!

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  19. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" I ❤ this card.

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  20. Love your colorful rainbow cards & projects!!!

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  21. Love your card! The rainbow colors are perfect and the simplicity is striking. Very elegant. I hear you about the snow. It has stopped snowing here but it makes you want to squirrel away and craft!

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  22. great colors! thanks for sharing

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  23. Beautiful card! I love how you colored it!

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  24. Now I think I need that Center Cut Heart Stamp. Your card is gorgeous!

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  25. I agree with you, Kelly! Do what makes you happy and your cards will be YOU! This card is SO beautiful and SO you!

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  26. Love this card! I live in Toledo and it's definitely yucky outside. Freezing rain, sleet, and then snow. Yep, guess I will be staying inside today too.

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  27. I agree about doing what makes you happy. Problem is, what makes me happy is watercoloring & I am just not good at it which subdues my feeling of happiness when I've attempted it on a card. Oh well, practice, practice. (I'm impatient with myself.) Your techniques are wonderful as is the card.

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  28. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!!! Love the bright colors...makes me happy!

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  29. Love your card. The background center heart Stamp is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing

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  30. Your cards and wit are irresistible.

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  31. I Love this! I lose my mojo alot, so I enjoy your videos for encouragement.

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  32. Keep doing what you do—it works!

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  33. I'm loving the Zentangle look! Nice job.

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  34. I love the rainbow colors, especially since I'm looking forward to brighter days :-)

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  35. Kelly, I love watching every one of your videos. You just amaze me. But I have a question. Do you have a background in art? You are truly a professional and I am just curious if there is a background somewhere. Either way, don't stop what you are doing. It makes my jaw drop every time, AND I love your stories. Just like having coffee with you at my kitchen table!

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  36. This is beautiful Kelly!! I would NEVER get tired of seeing rainbow colored cards from you or anyone else!! I just love all the bright rainbow colors, they make me smile & they are cheerful!! Also I've heard the same saying from another card maker about doing what you like to do instead of trying what everybody else is....truer words were never spoken!! I don't know if this is where I'm supposed to talk about random acts of kindness, but I make cards & donate them to children's hospitals.

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  37. Beautiful card as always. You do not do the same technique on every card and even if you did I’d learn something new. I’m fascinated watching you and listening to your stories. Thank you again for sharing your love of card making.

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  38. Two minutes into your video and I am hooked! What a great technique to create that heart mask as you did! I wouldn't have thought of that! Love your card and coloring! Thank you for sharing! I too love to watercolor paint with the distress oxides! It is definitely different from painting with regular pigments, but a wonderful media to paint with with a lovely different end result!

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  39. What a lovely card! I love the colors.

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  40. Never tire of the rainbow-especially in winter. Great card!

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  41. I'm in the mood to color . . . this really looks like fun!

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  42. Thanks for the ideas! I really like this release!

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  43. Beautiful! Love the masking idea and the rainbow of color! xoxo ~Jenifer

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  44. Bright and happy card! I love that the colors flow together organically.

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  45. I adore the stained glass greetings, I love surprising crafty friends with happy mail boxes to brighten their days.

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  46. Love this stamp and card very pretty.

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  47. Love that you do you, that's why we watch your videos and visit your blog Kelly! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

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  48. This is a great technique for coloring this design and your card is beautiful!

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  49. Beautiful card! I like the way the copics enhanced the water coloring! Great touch! Love your videos and the advice you give us! It's very helpful! Thanks so much for being here!

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  50. That's very pretty, I always like rainbow colours incorporated into a card design!

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  51. Love the results. I agree, sometimes forcing creativity makes it painful. I am in love with this heart cut out... Nicely done.

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  52. Love the colors. I’m just learning and really appreciate all the ideas I can gather.

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  53. Pretty card! Love the bright rainbow colors!

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  54. This has made me think of coloring in a new way. I always think that i have to color in spots individually. But I LOVE what you did. And it's easier :)

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  55. I thank you so much for your words of wisdom at the end. I watch enough to have a clue about what the trends are, but am finding that I don't really care so much. None of my friends who get my cards have no idea if a stamp is new or old! I love watching you color, and I love that you show me how to fix those inevitable mistakes. And I love your happy colors, with a touch of black to make them stand out!

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  56. Gorgeous, and who doesn't love rainbows!

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  57. stunningly beautiful coloring - thanks for sharing:)

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  58. You're right, you do you. Thank you for the reminder! And I swooned over your card! I LOVE rainbow coloring and that heart is beautiful.

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  59. The combination of copics and watercolor is something I would not have thought of. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. I love that stamp and how you used it.

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  61. Rainbow colors make me happy!

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  62. Monica W. I Love the idea of the offset heart to create more interest. Hooray for rainbow coloring :)

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  63. Your combination of water coloring a copics turned out beautifully! Love your commentary as you work your cards! Your colors are happy which I love!!

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  64. Love your combination of water coloring and copic coloring! Your colors are happy which makes the card and me happy! Thank you for your commentary as you work your card...always interesting and helps me learn new techniques and color combinations!

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  65. Your card is so beautiful, I love it.

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  66. Such a GORGEOUS card and amazing new release!!!!

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  67. I love all your rainbow cards! I never would've thought to use coins as shading for watercolor! It looks great! Thanks for sharing!

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  68. Love this card and your technique! Need to try this! Don't stop doing your rainbows!

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  69. Hi, Kelly! I’ve been a subscriber of your YouTube channel for some time now & I absolutely love your one layer colored cards; whether by watercolors, TH Distress Inks/Distress Oxide Inks, or Copic markers, etc., your cards are always amazing! I know that I don’t comment often but I just wanted to let you know that I do enjoy watching your videos & that your coloring, your cards are very inspiring to me & so many others! So, thank you for continuing to share your cards with us! 😊

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  70. Gorgeous watercolor! Thanks for the great video -

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  71. Cute card. Rainbows never go out of style!

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  72. Beautiful card! More for my fast growing wish list!

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  73. Great coloring! Card turned out very nice.

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  74. Beautiful card. Thank you for the video

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  75. Your coloring is an extra amazing love it

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  76. Beautiful card as usual! I'm with you Kelly--do you! It's nice to try new techniques, but doing what you like and what you're good at, always brings the best results. Thanks for sharing.

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  77. I make a lot of cards and sometimes I do sell them but 95% I give them out to people who needs them. For Christmas of 2017 I sent a bunch out to my old classmates cause I felt the need to show some kindness when we went to school together. I know is was ages ago, more than 40 years! Wow that was a long time ago. I love your cards and I knew it but I never read about you on your blog cause I love your cards, but anyway I new you were a police person at some time of your life. Your husband is one lucky dude to have a sweet wife and son! Thanks again and have a wonderful weekend.

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  78. Such amazing colors. I like how you did it in the end. Love that background stamp.

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  79. I love watching your videos and listening to your stories! I appreciate your transparency and authenticity... something about acknowledging your natural inclination and not forcing yourself to stick to your original plan really struck home with me. Thank you for sharing your process.

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  80. Oh wow, so lovely, great colors!!!

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  81. Love the card...stunning color! Thanks for sharing your inspiration and technique.

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  82. Lovely. Never apologize for rainbows, even if a fake apology. lol

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  83. That water color technique you have is great. I hope I can reproduce it. I will be giving it a try. Thanks for the ideas and the blog hop.

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  84. Love the rainbow colors you used. Great job!

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  85. I really love the stained glass love words stamps. I like your card, but I LOVE your advice.

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  86. Turned out gorgeous! Love your work and you!

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  87. Awesome card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  88. OH KELLY,I REALLY wanted to watch your video on how you water colored this with the Oxide Inks! FOR SOME REASON, I've had trouble watching these videos yesterday & today! :( BUT, your card is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOVE what you've done! You ALWAYS show us WONDERFUL WORK & WONDERFUL TIPS TOO! THANK YOU!!! ;) SUPER JOB!!!!!!

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  89. I love it Kelly and so glad you decided, sorry not sorry. :)

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  90. Love your card and I don't think we will every get bored or tired of your work.

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  91. Love your work, Kelly! Always great videos and entertaining too! My RAofK is, I am currently making 80 Valentines cards for the residents of my local nursing home. Keep up the great work, Kelly!

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  92. Beautiful heart - Really nice Kelly, thank you, Denise

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  93. It is great to see you go to so much dedication in your work. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  94. I love how you colored the cards - of course when I try that - it is a mess but you make it look so good thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  95. As always, your coloring is amazing. Beautiful card.

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  96. Gorgeous card Kelly. The coloring is beautiful and I get it, you need to do YOU! Good job!

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  97. Loving the rainbow. The copics really make it pop. Nice design.

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  98. Your water coloring on the heart is lovely.

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  99. I love both your work and your spirit. Thanks for the inspiration to do “me” 😍

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  100. Soooo Bright and BEAUTIFUL!!! Love your rainbow heart!!

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  101. Beautiful colors and coloring. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  102. Happy and vibrant colors great cards.

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  103. Love this card. Your style is wonderful. Copic touch added just that pop of color needed. Thanks for sharing.

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  104. I adore the colors and that stamp!

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  105. Fabulous card, love your creative design and beautiful colors. Great video too.

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  106. Love this bright and happy card! The little white dots really set off the vibrant primary colors too!

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  107. I am so in love with this stamp! I make "Happy Day" cards, Birthday cards and all holidays cards, not just Christmas, and take them year round to nursing homes.

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  108. This is such a colorful card! Makes me happy :-)!

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  109. Loved this card and I do NOT think you do the same thing all the time AT ALL. Girl you are way too hard on yourself! Love your work, love this stamp. The little thing I do is that all year long I make Christmas tags, then package them nicely in groups of five and ten and donate them to be sold by local charities. It's what I love to do but it brings in money for worthy causes. Win-Win. : )

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  110. Beautiful colors on a beautiful card!

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  111. Gorgeous colours - so bright and jewel-like. Makes me think of stained glass.

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  112. I came across you not too long ago! I love watching your videos. You are such a hoot. Thank you for sharing your talent, and for inspiring me!

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  113. Wow! I would not have thought to add copics over distress oxide. I definitely want to give this a shot, this turned out amazing!

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  114. You're watercoloring is beautiful.. thank you for the inspiration!

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  115. Beautiful card and in craft it’s always good to be true to yourself

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  116. You are such a talented artist!

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  117. I love to watch you create. You tell everyone it's okay to change it up if it's not working for you. Your being to hard on yourself,I think there are many different types of of cards you've shown.
    For my random acts of kindness, right now I'm helping take care of an older lady. She has parkense. But most of the time if I see someone who needs help I just do it. One day a young kid didn't have enough $ for gas so I paid for it, or maybe an elderly person needs help in the store, I just ask them if I can help them. One day there was a young woman and she smiled at me. I just told the truth that she had a beautiful smile. She thanked me and said she had terrible week and that made her day, it cost me nothing but kindness. I got more from than she did.

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  118. Glad you followed your heart and went rainbow ❤️

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  119. I truly love this card. And you need to heed your own advice and stop saying you are doing the same thing all the time. First, you are NOT doing the same thing. I watch all of your stuff and you do Copics coloring like NO one else. You are a master at that and I learn something every time. And second, even if you did just rainbow coloring ( which you don’t), I wouldn’t care because you are a great instructor. Be nice to yourself!!

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  120. So pretty! I never tire of rainbow colours!

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  121. This card is so beautiful. I absolutely love that stamp and I love how you went through your process with us. Nice to be able to change your mind and keep going. Just stunning. Thank you for sharing.

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  122. I think your being to hard on yourself, I love watching you create and I learn from watching. I love your cards, the subject, the colors and just listening as you design.
    My kindness acts are not always random. Right now I'm helping take care of an older lady, she is not able to get around on her own. Mostly if I see someone who needs help I just ask if I can help them, one time I gave a young man $for gas,he didn't live here and didn't have enough to get home. One time all I said was you have a beautiful smile and the lady said she had a bad week and that made her day.I think I got more from it than she did. I have a sign in my kitchen "kindness matters" it truly does and that's what I try to live by.

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  123. I always love your cards add your stories!

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  124. Beautiful card, I loved watching the color layering.

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  125. I love this card! Such lovely colors. Regarding the kindness acts, I think I need to do more, now that I think about it. I can't remember the last time!

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  126. Beautiful bright colors. Love the way the middle heart resembles a kitty.

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  127. Beautiful! I love how simple you make this sound even though my own results would be disastrous, lol!

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  128. Love your designs! Thank you for sharing your designs and process! Love Simon Says!!

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  130. Silly me I forgot to add me random act of kindness. Here in the UK once you have reached the age of 60 you get a travel pass, which is great as long as you don't forget it. A poor elderly man got on the bus before me and had forgotten his pass the bus driver was rude and very obnoxious and told him he'd need his pass or he'd have to pay. This poor guy must of been in his 80's he was getting all flumaxed so I offered to pay for his journey there and back, it was the least I could do. Turned out he was a solider during the second world war. Very charming and endering man. He definitely melted my heart xxx

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  131. Beautiful card. Always love a rainbow. Thanks

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  132. I don't care if it is another rainbow card! It is gorgeous! My last random act of kindness that I can remember is at the post office before Christmas. I was waiting in line to use the computer for mailing packages and the woman behind me had one card that needed a stamp. I let her go in front of me (I had three packages). She was very surprised and wanted to give me a stamp which just reminded me that we need more kindness in our world!

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  133. Gorgeous and I love rainbow designs at any time.

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  134. Ooooh such a beautiful heart, your colouring looks fab!

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  135. You always make beautiful cards. Ilove how you explain things. My RAK is that i like to ask people in wheelchairs or automatic carts if i can reach somethings for them. The are always gracious and kind, even if they decline.

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  136. Great card, I love the rainbow colors.

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  137. The background stamp is beautiful and I love how you used the center portion of the stamp!

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  138. seriously cool card (and seriously... always do what makes YOU happy!)!!

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  139. Lovely card. Can't wait to get all my supplies to make my own. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration!!

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  140. your card is beautiful, and you just gave me some really good advice. Thank you.

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  141. Love your cards and videos! You provide a Whole new world for some of us crafters!
    Thanks for sharing your Magic Carpet ride :)

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  142. Kelly, this card is so lovely. A rainbow blend of colors will never go out of style! Thanks for sharing your creative process, especially the combination of watercolor and Copic markers. Aren't random acts of kindness one of the best gifts we can give?

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  143. Love that you followed your heart and made a rainbow❤️

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  144. Thanks for taking the time to make a video showing us how you made the card (and for your wise words)! I love how you offset the heart on the card, too. Using your copics to color on top of the watercolor is such a good idea! I always learn something new every time I watch your videos!

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  145. Such a beautiful card !! Thanks for sharing the whole way to make this card !!

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  146. So glad you let yourself do this card as I totally LOVE it!

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  147. Hey rainbow lady, the card design is gorgeous. I think the goal is to give a card that expresses your thoughts, love, or appreciation for someone. This card does that! It’s not about how wild and crazy it is, it says Adore you so much! Right? Oh, I hope I got that right. Hang on, I need to go back up and make sure... Phew! All that scrolling makes one tired. Yes! That’s what it says. That’s the purpose of the card. Love the rainbows. Did you know you can only see the rainbow through the rain? Or after the rain? Another Kelly

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  148. really like the use of the heart in a heart

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  149. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration !

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  150. Beautiful card! I never tire of your one-layer, rainbow-hued cards!

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  151. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity! These are beautiful. Love the colors!

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  152. Bwahahaha. You can't apologize for doing what makes your colorful heart happy :)

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  153. Your card is gorgeous! I love the colours used. Thanks for the advice on how to get depth using copic over the water colours. Lovely.

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  154. Loved it! Keep doing what you love. I will be back! We need you just like you are!

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  155. I am the same way, I start and say I am trying something different and ALWAYS end up doing the same thing that I love. They say, Perfections shouldn't be messed with! HAHAHAHA! It is gorgeous! I love the rainbow effect and if I just half your talent I would be happy! Be proud! You inspire me so know you did your job! <3

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  156. Such a pretty card...I love the colors!

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  157. I love color and rainbows, too! Own it, girl!!!!

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  158. Love these rainbow colours! They are so bright and fun and happy. I could never get tired of seeing your cards. Thank you for sharing! :)

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  159. I love that you touch up with comics! Shading and enhancing made it amazing. Thanks for reminding me about masking to get the shape you want from stamps. Let rainbows be your 'signature' style. I love it!
    Recently I packed up loads of cards to donate to care homes and shelters, hoping to brighten someone's day!

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  160. Bahaha! Copics! Not comics!

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  161. Such pretty cards. Love the blending.

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  162. Your card is so colorful and pretty!

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  163. Hi Kelly,
    Normally I post on your You Tube posts but I thought I better head over here this time. I love how this card turned out. I will say that I thought what you started with looked amazing. It doesn't seem to matter, you always end up with something gorgeous. Because you said never scrap it, always make it work, I ended up doing that a couple of weeks ago when I thought I had made something trash. I left it on my table and came back the next day and ended up coming up with something way cool. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  164. Trust me , these are anything but blah. They are beautiful and look fun to make.

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  165. love that you left all your creative process in video. No stress card making!!! So pretty YAY Side note your nails are fabulous.

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  166. Yup, you're right... Never be sorry for Rainbow creations... So pretty!

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  167. Love your cards and commentary. You always make me smile, I love showing kindness to others with simple gestures, whether it’s giving an expected monetary tip to those workers who help me search for items in a grocery store or putting away trash cans for neighbors who are sick and shut in, even passing on a verbal thanks to those who show random acts of kindness to me. A little catches on until the little becomes a lot.

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