Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Birthday Blog Hop!

Hello!

Can you believe that A Blog Named Hero is 2 years old?!

 
We are celebrating 2 years of Hero Arts inspired fun all thanks to Linda and Mary Dawn and a great line up of friends have come to join the party :)  Many of them are my stamping heroes including Lisa Spangler whose blog you should have come from....but if you have just arrived, why not go back to A Blog Named Hero and start from the beginning?

Don't forget to leave comments on all of the posts along today's hop to increase your chances of winning a prize package from either of our fab sponsors - Hero Arts or Simon Says Stamp.  Thanks to both for making ABNH's 2nd birthday even more special and for all of their support over the past 2 years :)

I won't make this a long post as you still have more great blogs to visit.  As it is a 2nd birthday I have made two cards to share:



Both cards feature the large birthday sentiment from HA's Fancy Basics.  The butterfly on the first card is white embossed with the Fabulous Flourish. The first card is inked with picked raspberry and spiced marmalade distress inks and the second with peacock feathers and mowed lawn distress stains.  I had great fun splattering on the second card!!

I won't keep you any longer as you will want to be hopping along to see what the amazing Kelly Rasmussen has created.  A full list of blog stops is below in case you lose your way.....
 
ABNH Linda Trace Jennifer McGuire Cristina Martinez Debby Hughes Christine Drogt Britta Swiderski Stephanie Klauk Leslie Hanna Shari Carroll Lisa Stein Maya Isaksson Virginia Lu Kathy Racoosin Michelle Lupton Vicky Papaioannou Lisa Spangler Sarah Gray Kelly Rasmussen Sindhura Prajay Lucy Abrams Mary Dawn Quirindongo Teri Anderson Teresa Pham Tanja Kewel-Neef Laura Bassen Cheiron Brandon Kelly Latevola

Enjoy :) 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

175 comments:

  1. LOVE both of these beautiful, inky cards, Sarah! Wonderful techniques and fabulous colors on each one!

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  2. Both of these are wonderful, but there is something extra special about the second one- super love it.

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  3. Beautiful cards and two different styles, I love them both x

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  4. Pretty cards. Love the butterfly.

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  5. I love the two cards and the structures you used!

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  6. Such pretty artistic cards!

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  7. LOVE both of these! The first one is stunning in those colors!!!

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  8. Love that big birthday sentiment. The colors on your cards are wonderful!

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  9. Really lovely card designs.

    Hugs diane

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  10. fantastic inking on both cards lovely color choices. Sweet HA stamps.

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  11. Wow what beautiful cards! I love the colors!

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  12. Great color combos on both cards. Thank you for sharing & for being a part of the birthday blog hop.

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  13. stunning cards! i love the die cuts!

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  14. Gorgeous colors! And, gorgeous cards, too!

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  15. Such gorgeous cards Sarah, love the bright colors!!!

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  16. The colors on your cards are beautiful and the sentiment is perfect for them.

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  17. so FABulous--especially love the green and blue!! TFS

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  18. Gorgeous colors and watercoloring on both cards!

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  19. Love the bright colors on both of these eye-catching cards. :)

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  20. I love the pretty style of the two cards. Great job!

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  21. Both cards are gorgeous and I love how you created the butterfly on the first one.

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  22. Like the artsy look of the colors & the wonderful look of the Spellbinder Wonky dies used with the Butterflies & Dragonflies.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  23. Beautiful cards, love the colors! TFS!

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  24. These are so bold and spectacular!

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  25. These cards are GORGEOUS! !!

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  26. Love the color combinations on both these cards!

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  27. Your cards are fab love the colors and the first card with the butterfly is awesome!

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  28. Lovely cards. I love the backgrounds and those sweet dragonflies. Also love your colors you used.

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  29. i like each one better than the other!

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  30. Oh, Sarah...your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS! I love how you used the same sentiment and changed up the colors and images for each one...I love them both! Thanks for the link for the PB dies...I 'need' a dragonfly, and these are so lovely!

    I'm so glad you could be part of the hop!!! It was fun to see what you've created!

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  31. Love the colors on your cards!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  32. beautiful cards and i love your colors.

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  33. Love them cards! I'm loving the colors.

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  34. These cards are both wonderful! The colors are great.

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  35. Loven both cards...great job...

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  36. Your colors are so beautiful!!!

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  37. I love the colours on both these cards. Beautiful designs.

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  38. Both cards are beautiful. TFS!

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  39. Both these cards are amazing and I have always loved that Happy Birthday sentiment...such gorgeous script! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Love both cards - great colour.

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  41. Perfect, layout, colour design. I love these two cards

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  42. Both cards are amazing love the colors and the design. Congrats on ABNH turning two and thanks for sharing.

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  43. I love the colors of both cards. The dragonflies are very cute. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

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  44. two of my fav color combos- and the dies are a perfect match!

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  45. Fabulous cards I love the colors!

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  46. I was always wondering what to do with wonky rectangles - now I know that you can create super cool cards with them :-) thanks for this idea!
    greets Nicole

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  47. Beautiful cards. I love the embossing on the butterfly

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  48. Your cards are simply gorgeous. You did an incredible job with your inking and stamping techniques I love the looks so much and the colors your chose along with the stamping and embossing it is all simply breathtaking.
    You are an extremely talented gal.

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  49. Love your cards! They are so bright and fun :)

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  50. Beautiful cards. I love both of your distress ink combos - gorgeous.

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  51. I Love the colors you used on thses cards. They remind me of fun and happy cards. Light and airy and refreshing.

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  52. Love seeing all the neat ideas!!!

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  53. Great card! Love the vibrant colors!

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  54. Gorgeous. Love that butterfly.

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  55. Love the colors you used!

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  56. Both cards are very pretty!!

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  57. Oh my what beautiful cards! Can't pick a favorite! Love the butterfly.

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  58. love how you framed out the sentiments with so gorgeous colors!

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  59. Those cards are fantastic! So simple, but really make a statement. I will definitely try to use those techniques and make some cards for my stash! Love your ideas!

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  60. Love the bright and cheerful colors:)

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  61. Both cards are so beautiful. I love blue and green together - so calm and peaceful. :)

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  62. Love how bright and cheerful the cards are!

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  63. Happy colors and fun layout. You have a creative take on design. Thank you.

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  64. I am feeling Spring with these cards! Love, love the colors and critters!!

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  65. Love the color combos for both! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  66. Both so pretty!! Love the water colour effect!

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  67. thank you for inspiring me! first time in your bling and I like it a lot!

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  68. love these cards. nice springy colors!

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  69. Your cards are fun and colorful.

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  70. Very colorful cards...both are fun cards and easy to make...thanks!

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  71. watercolor perfection! Love the wonky rectangle!

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  72. Fun colorful cards and I love the white embossed happy birthday on them!

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  73. Fab way to focus on sentiments. And so many option for repeating. Love them.

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  74. Love the colors in your cards!!!

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  75. happy anniversary--
    would love, love, love to win the prize package–
    thanks for the give away–

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  76. Both your cards are Fabulous! The colors! My favorites! Thanks for sharing!

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  77. Lovely cards ! I loved the colors ..cheerful !

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  78. So pretty! Love the colors. Thanks for being part of the HOP.

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  79. Wow! love the bright colors and the clean look of the cards, just stunning

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  80. Love how the sentiments are perfectly framed by the watercolouring!

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  81. Both cards are great, but I really like the embossing and colors on the butterfly!

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  82. As stated many times already...I love the color choice.

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  83. Oh I am in love with your cards. Soooo pretty!

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  84. These are some of the most beautiful cards I've seen! Thank you for sharing them - wow!

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  85. Hi Sarah! Love the watercolor effect with the distress inks and stains! Such pretty colors : )

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  86. Love these on trend cards! Hero Arts always a fav!

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  87. I think I'm in love with the butterfly die. Love the colors you used. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  88. I just ordered that stamp set...thanks for the inspiration.

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  89. Such a pretty set of colours and love the use of distressed inks.

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  90. Fabulous card! Lovin' it!
    ~God bless~

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  91. Both of those color combos are super cute!

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  92. Love your cards and the color combinations you chose—some of my favorites! Beautiful!

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  93. Great cards! I especially love the shape of the wonky rectangles on the first one.

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  94. Love butterfies and dragonflies! Love the color combination on this cards!

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  95. These are lovely cards. I love using butterflies and dragonflies.

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  96. I love your combination of colors!

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  97. Beautiful cards. Love the colors

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  98. Such pretty cards. Love the colors and the sentiment stamp.

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  99. love the die cuts with the colors!

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  100. Ooohhhhh, so pretty.
    Love all your bright colors.

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  101. Such pretty colors. Cute cards!

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  102. great color combinations - lovely cards.
    Sandra ltb

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  103. Beautiful cards, great colors!

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  104. Oh these are beautiful cards, love the color combinations and splatters!

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  105. These cards are bright and happy! Love them!

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  106. That flourish stamp is wonderful...Happy Birthday love the inky card.

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  107. I absolutely love both of these, they have inspired me.

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  108. LOVED your cards! The colors were great, too!

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  109. Love the fun colors on both cards - thanks!

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  110. Your butterfly is awesome! I'll have to take out my flourish stamps and do the same thing. Very vibrant colors. Love!

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  111. how delightful...love em both...

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  112. Gorgeous cards. Love the backgrounds with the water/color spritz!

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  113. Happy Birthday!
    I just love blog hops!

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  114. Your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  115. Love the colors and the whole style here. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  116. Beautiful. Love the colours. TFS!

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  117. I love that you used my favourite distress colours, really nice cards.

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  118. Both are beautiful cards--I loved the embossing on the butterfly--great technique!

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  119. Great cards, love the colours on the 2nd one. Thank you

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  120. Love - Love - Love these!! Fabulous combination of color, techniques, and layout!! Absolutely fantastic!

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  121. I love both cards so much, that I've sub'd to your blog. LOL

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  122. Your cards are so bright and pretty - love them!!

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  123. Awesome cards! Love the color! And that basics set is awesome too. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  124. I love your bright and fun cards!

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  125. Splatters! Awesome! Thanks for the great cards!

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  126. wow, I love both cards, your background are awesome!

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  127. Both cards are lovely. Love the colors! Happy B-day Hero!

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  128. Wonderful cards! Love the watercolor effect!

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  129. Such lovely cards! Love your colors and sentiments... and oh, just everything!

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  130. I love these cards. Color is fantastic!

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  131. These are just gorgeous. Definitely favorites for me along this fabulous Blog Hop!

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  132. I really love your butterfly and the color are adorable...Great cards both...lovely new technique...

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  133. Very colorful, fun cards. Thanks

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  134. Really enjoyed your cards, thanks for sharing.

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  135. Fabulous card designs! Love the colors!

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  136. I am in awe ! These are fabulous cards & I promise that after I finish the blog hop I'll come back & take a much longer look through your older posts. I have been blown away by your designs today. Thank you

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  137. Wonderful inking on both of your cards. Love the butterly match.

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  138. Love these cards and beautiful they are!

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  139. Great cards! Love the color combos :)

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  140. Wow ... such stunning colours, Sarah .... these are absolutely delicious! Anita :)

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  141. two cards for a second birthday! great cards.

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  142. two simple eye catchy cards for birthday celebration, great ones, Sarah !!

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  143. such perfect vibrant colors, love the splatters! TFS!

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  144. Colors are fabulous! You inspire me to use those combinations. And I enjoy your designs. Thanks.

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