Thursday, April 12, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By: Watercolor Rainbow Butterflies

 


Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By Blog Hop!
You should be arriving from my amazing friend, Jessica Frost Ballas and I'm sure you're going to need a minute to put your socks back on because I know she blew them off! 
If you are just stopping by you can begin the hop with the Simon Says Stamp Blog so you don't miss a thing. 

So it's still very cold here in Ohio so I you know I need all things Spring in my life. Even though Mother Nature hasn't gotten the message yet it's Spring Simon certainly has :) 



Flowers and butterflies oh my! 
I really love the Mom sets they came out with too. You guys know I love my momma! 


However for today I had to go with rainbow butterflies. 
I needed this color in my life. And that sentiment...forget about it. The whole set makes my heart happy


I stamped my sentiment first for placement purposes the heat embossed three solid white butterflies. These helped break up my background and fill in any gaps where my die cut butterflies didn't. Once I had those heat set I added a rainbow of Distress Oxides in a diagonal across my card. 


I then took a piece of white card stock and ink blended the same colors. I bit of water splatters along with perfect pearls help add interest to the background and the butterflies. Once they were dry I ran those cutie patootie butterflies through my Big Shot. 


I adhered the butterflies so their wings would be raised. Not only is this fun it helps distinguish them from the background. A few clear droplets helped fill in any leftover gaps I had. 

/you can watch the whole card come together in the video below. 
There's also a bit of encouragement included. :) 


Anytime you forget that you are capable of being brave, come on back here and listen to the video. 
Because I mean it. Every word. 


Your next stop on the hop is the incredible Suzy Plantamura who is going to have some amazing paintables for you! 

Simon Says Stamp is generously giving away a $25 gift card to one one lucky winner from each stop on the hop so make sure you leave some love on the way! 

Here's the whole list in case you get lost on the way
Thank you so much for dropping in! 


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286 comments:

  1. yeah a new video! I was starting to feel Kelly-deprived! lol ... gorgeous card as always !

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  2. Absolutely amazing card. Love the gorgeous butterflies!

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  3. Wow! I love this gorgeous colorful card!

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  4. Beautiful card :) love the organic watercolored rainbow effect, so cool

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  5. I love everything about this beauty, too! The
    awesome & pretty butterflies, the rainbow of color,
    the splatter, everything.

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  6. Looks like lots of time was spent on the making of the card! Can’t go wrong with inks from Ranger! Ranger could put this card as a sample on their website!

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  7. love the colorful card - so creative:)

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  8. That's gorgeous! I love the rainbow of colors and those sweet butterflies.

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  9. Oops my comment disappeared. I love this card. I love how the butterflies blend in with the splashy background and I can't wait to watch the video.

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  10. Can't wait to watch the video for this card. I love all your stuff, but when you do rainbows with a pop of black I get all kinds of inspired.

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  11. I totally L♥VE this card! OH MY GOODNESS those butterflies....EEEP!

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  12. WOW simply stunning, I love the artsy look to your butterflies, sooo pretty!!Simon Says has done it again, another great release !!

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  13. I love the colors and bright happy butterflies.

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  14. Love the colors you chosen for the butterflies! You always do a great job on your cards. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.

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  15. Again, another beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Ok...first of all thanks for the therapy session! Made me think about my life..so thanks. Second, your videos are too much fun, so real ...thanks for that! The card is beautiful. It is so vibrant and just beautiful!!! Thanks Diane

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  17. Love your very insightful (and true) message. We do need to be brave and live the life we want without fear. Your card is gorgeous. I love butterflies also,

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  18. Oh my!!! Your card and colouring are totally gorgeous!!!

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  19. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! this is so beautiful!!

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  20. Such a beautiful card and beautiful sentiment....the butterflies and colors really added emotion to this card with the bold greeting.

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  21. Beautiful butterflies, love that color wash!

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  22. I like how you made your edges more organic looking. Very nice!

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  23. Love your happy, springy card!

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  24. I love every part of this card too! And thanks for the encouraging advice!

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  25. I really loved your video, card and those butterflies!!!!

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  26. I always look forward to your designs....this is another beautiful one.

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  27. Your card is really inspiring me!

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  28. What a beautiful card! I'm inspired.

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  29. Love the butterflies, the new release it something I now want. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Such a beautiful card! Love how you used the oxide Inks and the butterflies!

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  31. I am in love with butterflies, so I am totally smitten with how you used these new pretties!

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  32. Another great video! I love the butterflies - and everything about the card. Thanks Kelly!

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  33. Kelly, your card is absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for explaining how you made this awesome creation!

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  34. Awesome card! Love those pretty butterflies.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  35. I hate to be redundant but your card is, as always, beautiful. I spell momma like u..momma. mama sounds the same but i always spelt it different. I love this release n im going to get that flower cut out. Love that. Great job Kelly

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  36. Love the butterflies and how you made the background. I would like to try this someday

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  37. Kelly, you truly inspire me every day. This is a beautiful card! Thank you for not ever being "fake" and showing us who you really are inside.

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  38. Love this with all the watercolor! Amazing design and colors. The sentiment makes me think of those I know, in my family, battling breast cancer or some other disease and I know my fears are nothing when I see how they handle the big stuff!

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  39. This is absolutely beautiful. And I so appreciate your comments on being brave. I need to do that in my life right now.

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  40. Kelly, I love, love your videos. I'm always inspired to "be brave" and step out of my box to try a new technique. These are beautiful butterflies on a gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing.

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  41. Such pretty colors and the butterflies are delightful. Your message is so true.

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  42. Love this card - the butterflies are beautiful.
    I also love the meaning you talked about .
    You are so right !
    Thank you

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  43. Beautiful card and loved the message! Everyone needs to watch this video!!

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  44. A gorgeous card, Kelly! Love watching your video and you are so right about the Be Brave sentiment. YOLO!! So do what you are afraid to do and move on from there.

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  45. Love that watercolor effect! Thanks for sharing!

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  46. Fabulous card! Nothing better than rainbows and butterflies!

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  47. perfect background for the butterflies!

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  48. My daughter and I LOVE watching your videos before she goes to bed. She particularly loves the rainbows.

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  49. Love your card. So colorful!

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  50. Gorgeous card and great advice!

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  51. I love butterflies and rainbows, too, so your card is absolutely up my alley! :-) I loved your video message about being brave, too! Thanks so much for always inspiring, Kelly!

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  52. Beautiful card. I love the butterfly die

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  53. What a stunning card and design, I love all of the colorful butterflies!

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  54. Gorgeous card! Love the rainbow colors!

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  55. beautiful watercolor technique

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  56. Just love this card Kelly. Beautiful as usual!!!

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  57. WOW your card is sooooooooooooo pretty!!!

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  58. Love the idea of positive and negative on the butterflies. Thanks for the pep talk, you started my day off to a good start.

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  59. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing. I love this release.

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  60. I love your card! I am a big fan of the distress oxides.

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  61. Awesome card. The butterflies are beautiful. Thank you

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  62. Beautiful card! Love the background colors. Thanks for sharing...

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  63. Dont have a word for this. Gorgeous? Stunning? Beautiful? These just dont express the happiness this card stirs. I love your talent. I also LOVE LOVE your videos

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  64. This is such a happy card! Thanks for videoing it so we could see how you made it.

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  65. Your card is beautiful ! A rainbow and some butterflies are the perfect match for a fantastic card !

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  66. Love the butterflies being lifted from the white trap and taking their color with them.. that's how I see it anyway. Loved the pep-talk too, it was needed by more than just me I'm sure! hugs, Angie

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  67. Stunning! Love the rainbow colors on the background and the butterflies!! So pretty! The sentiment is perfect!

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  68. This is very pretty! I love the watercolored background and the butterflies are lovely!

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  69. Absolutely gorgeous! And I will try to do something tomorrow which I'm afraid of. Thanks for your encouragement!

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  70. the distress oxide watercolors are perfect for the butterflies-delightful card!

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  71. I love this card! But, I especially loved your talk on being brave. I am going to make this card for a friend who is going through a terrible divorce. It has to make her feel a little better!

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  72. I absolutely LOVE this watercolor butterfly card! At first, I didn’t see the white butterflies; very clever!

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  73. Love the watercoloring layered under the butterflys

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  74. Wow this is gorgeous and loved the message! BE BRAVE

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  75. it's beautiful with all these butterflies! love your colouring ......I will try it myself, be brave!!

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  76. Kelly, I just love what you do. Thank you for sharing.

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  77. Such a pretty card as per usual! And yes, you spoke truth about being brave!

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  78. Gorgeous! I can't believe I'm craving ANOTHER butterfly set!

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  79. Outstandingly beautiful card, Kelly. I like the repetion of the distress colors in the background and the butterflies.

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  80. Stunning! Love the spring pastels!

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  81. Just a big WOW! Love every bit of this stunning card! I loved your video too, and so appreciate that you take the time and thought to convey your message of encouragement! Thank you Kelly!

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  82. Love the rainbow background. Love the butterflies. Love the sentiment. Love love love your card. And ai hope everyone take you up on your challenge.

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  83. Love watercolor cards! Your card is beautiful and I love your message during the video, very inspiring.

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  84. Stunning card and I too love that sentiment!

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  85. Love the card! You should be a motivational speaker. Very inspiring challenge. :)

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  86. Love the card, the message and the pep talk! Just one more confirmation that I am to do the thing I was set on ending 2 days ago. I had to make a decision, thought I had made it, then started hearing over and over that this is not the time to stop, but to continue. The sources have been numerous and varied, and I got the message. (I really should write them all down to remind me the next time!) Thank you.

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  87. Great card, Kelly! Love the butterflies, the colors, your creativity, your inspiration, and your encouragement! Thanks

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  88. I love your card and I LOVE your video!!

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  89. A stunning card of color. Just amazing. I love the background and all the butterflies. Just lovely.

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  90. You read my mind about turning the wings into fairy or angel wings!

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  91. I love the soft colours used and the way they are laid out with the butterflies is simply lovely. I really like the sentiment is one that can be used for many occasions. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  92. So pretty, the rainbow color butterflies make me happy too!!

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  93. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card :)

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  94. You always wow me with your marvelous cards! And I loved your commentary on being brave!

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  95. What a gorgeous card! And I will be returning to this video whenever I need a little pep talk. Thank you for everything

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  96. Oh yes! LOVE those butterflies. Fabulous design and oooo all that messy color. Heavenly ♥

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  97. Wow - what an amazing array of butterflies.

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  98. Love the butterflies and your card.

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  99. Absolutely gorgeous card. I agree that we should be brave, I try everyday, even if it's something small.

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  100. Beautiful....everything about this card is beautiful...including the maker!!!!😘 Great homework assignment as well!! Being brave is a scary thing, but with the right people around you supporting and encouraging you, its not so scary!! My momma always tokd me I could do anything I wanted to if I wanted to bad enough!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Big Hugs!!!!

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  101. Beautiful water coloring I love the butterflies!

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  102. I an in LOVE with this card! (And I'm in love your pep talks too!) This card is the perfect combination of soft color and bold elements. ❤️

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  103. LOVE this stunning butterfly card Kelly. Love the watercolor technique you used. It’s truly beautiful. Love the butterfly dies in this release. The entire release is fabulous.

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  104. Like the wonderful artsy look, dimension & coloring of the Butterflies.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  105. very pretty - love your style ... and those butterflies!

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  106. Love your watercolor wash and stitched butterflies. Can't wait to try this technique! Great release SSS!! Thanks to all!

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  107. Love the butterflies, the water coloring is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  108. beautiful card... how did i know it would be yours... one of my favourite artists.. love your work and your stories..



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  109. Oh I just LOVE this soft beautiful inky background you have created!!! Those butterflies are so delicate and beautiful. Love the rainbow colors!!! :)

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  110. Beautiful colors and butterflies! This is a really cool release. There are so many things I love.

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  111. so pretty! Initially I wasn't nuts about the butterfly dies but now I'm looking at them in a new light. My wallet thanks you for helping to make it thinner.

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  112. Beautiful card! Love the background and the beautiful butterflies!

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  113. Beautiful colorful card. I love the sentiment too. I do like the idea of the wings being in two parts so you can use the wings on other images.

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  114. OH WOW! LOVE your card! Loved your inspirational speech also!! I have to have to butterflies!!

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  115. Beautiful card. Thanks too for the advice.

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  116. Awesome, you hit it out of the box. Love your style and videos!!

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  117. I LOVE your colour choices!!!! always stunning !!!

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  118. Love the cards! Especially the one with the envelope. I have to stop watching these blog hops or stop eating! :P

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  119. Love your card, the sentiment and your kind heart!!❤️

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  120. Beautiful card, I also love butterflies!

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  121. Great technique! Love the watercoloring.

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  122. I love this card. Adding the white embossed butterflies was genius. So gorgeous

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  123. I love the colour combo and finish of the oxides. Who doesn't like butterflies :D :D

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  124. Your pep talk was as good as your card, and that is saying something because your card is gorgeous! Loved them both! I really needed to hear this 2 days ago, but I got through it anyway... but only cause I had my big girl panties on! LOL Sometimes you have to be brave to just get through the stuff life throws at you, you know? But I always try to remember that there are people fighting bigger battles than me and being braver doing it, and it gets me to straighten my posture and keep my chin up. I'd rather be brave for what I'm dealing with than what others have to face and endure. Sometimes fear can be put in perspective.

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  125. This is my new favorite card!!! LOVE IT 😍

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  126. Be Brave, so much easier said than done. Great card, I will try the technique. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

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  127. I love this card so much! I love the colors, the butterflies, and the sentiment. I agree, Kelly, we do spend our time being afraid. I used to be brave but life has taken a lot of that out of me. I think I do need to work on being brave again.

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  128. Love those pretty butterflies! Awesome colors!

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  129. I'm going to be brave tonight and try a technique that I've never done. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm a little bit of a perfectionist and it gets in the way of being truly creative. It's always nice to know even designers have their fears. Thanks for the butterfly inspiration! Your card is gorgeous.

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  130. Gorgeous card! Love the splashy water color look, as though you created without abandon. Makes me happy!

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  131. Your card is gorgeous!! And you are right, who wouldn't love a fairy dog? :)

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  132. Such a beautiful card. But for me personally, your "inspirational" encouragement was much needed (more than you will know) and for that I thank you so very much.

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  133. Thanks for sharing the beautiful card and the encouraging words!! :)

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  134. Love this card, its simplicity is what makes it so beautiful. Be Brave is right! Thanks for your inspiring words also!

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  135. Beautiful card. Thanks for encouraging words too.

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  136. Hi Kelly. LOVE LOVE LOVE your beautiful rainbow butterfly card. Truly stunning! Your words were also very inspiring, so I hope I can live up to your expectations and be brave "to try to make this card". NOW I HAVE TO BUY THE DIES!!!!!!! Always enjoy listening to you and watching you create - you make everything look soooooo easy. Have a fantastic weekend with your hubby and little peanut (although he's 4 now, and a little larger than a peanut no doubt) hehehehehe. XX

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  137. Rainbow butterflies always cheers me up. Love how you did the background.

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  138. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card. Your encouraging words meant a lot to me since my life has taken so many unexpected changes recently. I will be brave.

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  139. What a beautiful card, I love the stitched butterfly die!

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  140. Love what you did on this card. The rainbow of colors. The butterflies. Live that die.

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  141. I need color too. I am in love with your card and the rainbow colors.

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  142. I adore this card and I'm not really a butterfly fan. Your message in the video spoke to me. I had a stroke in November and trying to figure out my new normal...I need to be brave in the process

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  143. What a beautiful and artistic card. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  144. I love this card, beautiful colors, beautiful butterflies and a wonderful sentiment
    thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  145. Kelly, You are one of the few that can make messy look marvelous! My messy just looks...well, messy! Love your talent in design and storytelling!

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  146. Soft and pretty spring card. Love the butterflies in this release.

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  147. Great spring card...hope spring comes quickly to Ohio. It's already here in Germany.

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  148. WOWZERS! Absolutely GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for the video, I love how your watercolored background sweeps across the card, I thought I could resist, but these butterflies are too tempting!

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  149. I would love to take you up on your challenge to try something different. I would love to make a card like thus. Will you buy me some distress oxides so I can? J/k.
    Gorgeous work

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  150. Just starting to play with my Distress Oxides. Looks fun.

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  151. Beautimus...I absolutely love this card

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  152. Be brave. I love that sentiment. Beautiful

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  153. The butterflies on your card are awesome! Be brave is a good motto and sentiment to remember and or stand by. Thank you for this card and I will watch the video and look forward to it. Reading your post, I can hear you in my head and that is great because it inspires me to try while I hear your voice encouraging me. Cheers!

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  154. I just love everything about this card. The colour choice the way the butterflys are floating across the page, and the watercolour background matching the butterfly dies. So so pretty!! Such an amazing card!

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  155. Gorgeous new butterflies, love them. My favorite ink at the moment is the Oxides; love how they look on your card; good color choices.

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  156. I love the rainbow colors & the butterflies! Beautiful card as always!

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  157. well, isn't that beautiful. great concept.

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  158. So pretty I absolutely must make this!

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  159. Wow absolutely love your card.

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  160. your card is fantastic, Kelly but your pep talk is even better - thanks - I needed it!

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  161. Loved everything about this card: the butterflies, oxide rainbow, sentiment, black & white, water spots, pearly drops, your red nail polish and especially your encouraging narration. Mahalo & Aloha, chiyo

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  162. Wow - I love this card! The colours are so pretty and I love the butterflies in the new release.

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  163. This card makes my heart sing. It is one that I will absolutely be making. Thank you.

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  164. Great card, love these new butterflies

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  165. BE BRAVE~such a lovely sentiment and thought behind it. Thanks for sharing.

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  166. Love the rainbow of pretty butterflies.

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