Friday, April 24, 2015

Falling For You

I was lucky enough last month to meet a little girl who has squeezed my heart from afar for a long time - Jennifer McGuire's daughter Lila.

This little girl is so completely adorable that it's kind of out of hand. Her cuteness needs a federal regulation slapped on it. And she's as charming as she is beautiful.

Here's a picture I snuck of her when she was getting her nails done by the queen of all things nail polish - Kristina Werner.


Seriously. She is ridiculously cute.

So I was so excited to see Simon Says Stamp come out with the Lila's heart set as part of their Falling For You release. It totally captures the spirit of this sweet little chicklet. And that's really saying a lot for the artist, because it's an amazing spirit.

So I'm taking my beloved little Lila and playing along with my friends today on an AMAZEBALLS blog hop. You'll faint when you see the list (below). Plus - there are goodies for every stop on the hop, so grab some coffee and prepare your eyeballs for some amazing art!

My contribution for sweet Lila's Heart is a little watercolor with my FineTec watercolor and some Smoky Slate ink. Seriously - how much do you love this girl??



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Not as much as I do - I can promise you that!!!

I made a little video of my process on my Lila card - so take a peek here:





I also love Kristina's ADORABLE set in this release - I played with this on the same visit - my friend +Leslie Hanna was nice enough to let me borrow her inks since I was far from home. I just did some inky messiness on this sweet piggy for a birthday card - my sister's birthday was Earth Day so this is her card!



Here is the full list - be sure and visit each one for your chance to win!


Have fun looking at these beautiful cards by some people I can promise you are lovely - inside & out.

Loveyameanitbye.


580 comments:

  1. What fun cards! And I agree with the federal regulation thing. There is just too much charm in that one little person!

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  2. Oh Lydia! You have captured my heart with this beautiful water colored Lila set! Gorgeous.
    I am sure Cynthia loved her baby animals Earth Day Birthday card too!

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  3. I love the colouring on the Lila card! So pretty

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  4. Lydia, your water colouring is AMAZING! I love the new release too. There is so much to choose from. Definitely something for everyone!

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  5. Adorable cards!! Really love your coloring on Lila!!

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  6. "You Have the Biggest Heart" is so pretty!

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  7. Wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing

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  8. Like the artsy look of your creations.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  9. Fabulous cards thanks for sharing :)

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  10. I like the tye dye effect on the animal card.

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  11. Great cards Lydia, the piggy is so cute but your watercolouring on the first card is absoloutely stunning! :)

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  12. Lovely coloring, such great color choices too! Wonderful Lila stamp!

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  13. too cute....fun card...what an adorable little person

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  14. I'm loving this blog hop. You're cards are adorable.

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  15. I love your Lila! The coloring is beautiful!

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  16. Gorgeous water coloring, both are darn cute and lovable creation!

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  17. What a great release!!!! I see shopping at SSS in my future!

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  18. Awesome cards! LOVE the watercolored Lila! And that piggy....oh that piggy is so hypnotic! Great Great cards ♥

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  19. Two beautiful cards....LOVE the watercolored bg!

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  20. Really cool background. Love the color combo. This release is great! Lenae

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  21. Your cards are lovely. The first one is awesome with the watercolors.

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  22. love the way your coloring looks on Lila!

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  23. love the non traditional colors on the card with the little girl, very clever

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  24. WOW!! I love the piggy birthday card but your watercolor of Lila is absolutely out of this world <3

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  25. Oh wow! Your watercoloring is simply fabulous!

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  26. She's such a cutie! Great cards!!

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  27. Love the Lila stamp set. Card is gorgeous!

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  28. Beautiful background and coloring on that adorable little Lila card!

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  29. I like both of these cards, but that watercolor piggie stole my heart! ADORABLE! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  30. I love your Lila Lydia!! She's adorable! TFS
    Dolly

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  31. I LOVE THE WATERCOLOURED LILA!! WONDERFUL!!

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  32. This was the first time I've watched you create. I just wanted to say I enjoyed your video and of course your card is so cute.

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  33. Nice Cards, I love the water colouring

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  34. I love your Lila card! So super adorable!

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  35. The coloring on the first card is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Your Lila card is gorgeous! I love all the highlights in her hair. And who could resist a rainbow piggy? So cute.

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  37. Love the Lila's stamp set. Cuteness.

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  38. both of your cards are adorable, in totally unique ways, Lydia.

    I also saw your banner for a crafting retreat in Wimberly. that isn't far from where I have lots of family and used to go for craft fairs when I was young. thanks for the trip down memory lane! I do miss bluebonnets in the spring.... I bet they are lovely right now. we are still getting snow here in Ohio....

    have a great weekend!

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  39. Wonderful cards and love the backgrounds for both of them!

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  40. Beautiful cards! I'm simply loving this release!

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  41. Lilia is just too cute and the new stamp looks just like her. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Beautiful colors on the new Lila card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  43. Love the card with Lila's stamp, just beautiful!

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  44. I like the watercolored background. Loved the colors. Great cards

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  45. Gorgeous watercoloring! Lovely cards.

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  46. Hi Lydia. both your cards are great. I love the watercoloring on Lila. But I have to say that adorable pig full of all different colors of paint just cracks me up. He is so cute.

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  47. Love the Lila set, so very adorable.

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  48. That first card is so awesome! Love your coloring.

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  49. I love the water colouring. Beautiful cards.

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  50. Beautiful cards - love the coloring techniques you have used to create them - very inspirational:)

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  51. Beautiful cards love the watercoloring colors

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  52. Oh, thank you for sharing this fun photo, and you positive cards - they made me smile :)))

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  53. Awesome cards! Love the watercolored background on the piggy card. So fun!

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  54. Just love the card. Lila reminds me of my daughter Heather when she was that age. Just beautiful & sweet. Of course she is still beautiful & sweet at 26 as I am sure Lila will be. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Love your cards. I love watercolor cards.

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  56. Thanks so much for the tutorial on the Lila card. I really enjoyed watching you create it and learned a lot. She must be a very special little girl.

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  57. What an amazing set of water color cards. Thank you for sharing the picture too. I love your sense of humor in this post, so cute!

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  58. Beautiful cards! I love your watercolor on the Lila card.

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  59. Pretty cards. I love the colors you selected! Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Love your Lila card!
    Such pretty colors!

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  61. Lovely Lila's card, your coloring is gorgeous!! Adore all the fun colors in the 2nd card as well, beautiful work! :)

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  62. Awesome use of the products. Love the colors and designs.

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  63. Love the Lila's card. Thanks for the inspiration. I love the SSS release.

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  64. Love your cards. You did such beautiful coloring on the wall and the little Lila. Such a sweet image and card. I love the bright colors on the second card. Very cheery. Great designs great job! TFS

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  65. Wow you made great use of the products from this release! Supercute cards, I really liked the one of Lila!

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  66. Really cute cards. I love the water colouring on the Lila card.

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  67. Awesome cards. Thanks for the video, loved it.

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  68. Amazing amazing coloring!! Love your cards. The colors are gorgeous!! - Payel (Beau Monde Designs)

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  69. Beautiful cards, love your watercolouring x

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  70. Great card made! Love the piggy card! Adorbs!

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  71. Beautiful coloring on your first card and the second one is so cute!!!

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  72. You've done Lila's heart stamps proud! Adorable card for sure, just like Lila!

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  73. What beautiful cards! Serious cuteness with Lila and the stamp set.

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  74. Total sweetness! Your card is fabulous, Jo x

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  75. Great card. This blog is amazing!

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  76. Love the images and the card

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  77. Absolutely gorgeous painting! Even the "messy" one!

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  78. I love the card and Lila sounds like a real charmer!

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  79. Oh my gosh what a lovely card with the Laila's set! It's just too adorable!
    I am so happy you have a video!

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  80. That is amazing what you created!! You're coloring is outstanding. I will be back to check on you. :)

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  81. The watercolor of Lila's stamp is just gorgeous. A real hand-drawn look.

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  82. Both cards are stunning. TFS!

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  83. Amazing painting job, piece of art!

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  84. I love your Lila card. She is a doll.

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  85. Your cards are darling but I also love the photo of Lila and Kristina. SWEET!!!

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  86. Your little Lila is so cute. Love your detailing. Thanks for sharing.

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  87. Wonderful color! I love your pic of Lila getting her nails done.

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  88. Amazing watercolor....I was transfixed watching you create that darling little girl.

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  89. The Lila card is so cute! and of course those baby animals are just darling!

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  90. Lovely! I really enjoyed watching your painting come to life!

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  91. Your Lila card is just plain inspiring!

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  92. Beautiful cards and fun new products!

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  93. The two cards are so different and both so cute!

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  94. The coloring on your Lila card is stunning. So beautiful! And I love the cheerful colors on your second card! :)

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  95. Cute cards! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  96. Wonderful cards and love the first watecolour! TFS

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  97. Gorgeous cards! I must have that Baby Party Animals set! MUST HAVE! :)

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  98. Nice cards. I like the watercolor background!

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  99. Love your fab coloring of Lila and it was so cute to see her from behind like in the other stamp. Thanks for sharing!

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  100. I too cannot seem to get a word stamp straight! Thanks for the tips!

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  101. Your Lila card is absolutely gorgeous!! Love!

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  102. Very lovely Lila card!! And the second is so cute!

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  103. Loved the coloring. Shading makes such a big difference. Lovely card!

    Stay blessed!

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  104. This is a beautiful card, love the watercolor on your card!

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  105. Love both of your cards - such gorgeous coloring of that darling Lila!

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  106. Love the watercolor splashes on the piggy card.

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  107. sweet card - thanks for the water coloring tips ... you make it look soooo easy!
    Sandra ltb

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  108. Both cards are absolutely amazing! I especially LOVE the card of Lila, so sweet!

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  109. What sweet comments about Lila. I love your cards especially the water color. Thank you.

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  110. I love the Lila card, and I love that you get to use a stamp that has meaning for you. Beautiful!

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  111. The piggy card is cute! And the Lila card is a work of art! Absolutely fabulous!

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  112. Your little "Lila" on your first card is so sweet. Love the background on both cards!

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  113. I really like both of your cards. The coloring and designs are perfect. I am enjoying this hop and thankful for the chance to win a great prize.

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  114. cute cards! love the pic of Kristina & Lila

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  115. These cards are just precious! I think those little critters peeking through the "windows" makes the sweetest birthday card! I adore your use of blue on the bunny card.

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  116. I love your coloring on little Lila card. And messy piggy is just so cute!

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  117. That is a very sweet card with
    Lila on it and the other is cute
    with the party animal pig!
    Carla from Utah

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  118. Fun cards! Love your coloring and Lila's shadow.

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  119. Very sweet cards. Love this release.

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  120. Amazing colouring....Lila sure seems sweet!

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  121. Love your watercolor. And the tie dye pig! Awesome sauce!

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  122. Amazing cards! Love little Lila stamp ;)

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  123. Beautiful card and coloring! You are an amazing artist.

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  124. Your coloring is just beautiful as are your cards.

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  125. This is adorable and I just love your watercolouring!
    Hugs
    MaryV

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  126. The pig card is my favorite, I love all the color!

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  127. It's so neat that designers are making cards with Lila's image when they know the real Lila. Shari did an excellent job capturing her spirit (which is a reflection of her fabulous mom, Jennifer.) Your cards are inspiring. Thanks.

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  128. Such beautiful cards. Love them.

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  129. Gorgeous cards, especially the Lila one

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  130. Beautifully colored little girl! and love the combinations on the little pig Birthday card!

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  131. Fantastic creations!!! Such an awesome new release!

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  132. Such a beautiful and darling card!!!!

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  133. Such fun cards! I like how you colored these differently - not using copics!! great idea!

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  134. So neat to have a real photo of Lila tom compare to the stamps

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  135. Grab some coffee, you say? I've been hopping since pretty early this morning, and it's now martini time! :-D I'm just a bit worried that, by the time I view all these great blogs, the whole release will be sold out! (Just kidding; I'm as happy as can be.)

    Seriously, your cards were beautiful, and I loved your comments about Lila.

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  136. Your no line watercolor is fantastic. I've been trying that on some floral images and it is so fun. Both of the cards are stunning.

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  137. Oh, Lydia! Your post and video are the perfect 'love letters' to sweet, little Lila M. (Each time I see her on Jennifer's IG, it melts my heart!) It was so helpful to watch you watercolor the image. Can't wait to try it myself! ♡Dawn Y.

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  138. Oh, Lydia! Your post and video are perfect 'love letters' to sweet, little Lila M. (Each time I see her on Jennifer's IG, she melts my heart!) Your card is so soft and sweet. It was so helpful to watch you watercolor this special image. ♡Dawn Y.

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  139. Lila certainly is adorable and I bet she is more so in person! Adorable cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  140. Very sweet, thanks for sharing!

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  141. Lovely cards. I like the watercolor background especially
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  142. Love your cards - thanks for showing how great Simon Says Stamp products are to create with!!!

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  143. A nicely colored Lila, and I like the surprising splashes of piggy colors!

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  144. Love your video tutorial for watercoloring that adorable Lila card, and beautiful falling stars card with the watercoloring as well, thanks for sharing!

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  145. Your little Lila is adorable! And the little birthday card, so fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  146. Love these!! Your coloring is awesome!!

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  147. Love the Lila card and also the watercolor on the birthday card. I love everything in this release. Can't wait to get them in my inky hands.

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  148. Loving the Lila card. I don't have any girls but that stamp set might just find a home here.

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  149. Your card was beautiful. Those watercolors look pretty cool. I enjoyed watching your process.

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  150. I like the two cards, but my heart goes to the Lila card! Soooo cute (like Lila herself!)!

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