Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Happy Birthday Neat & Tangled!

My sweet friend Danielle's stamp company has its fifth birthday this month. Danielle is a beautiful, funny girl that I really enjoy spending time with at retreats, and her stamp designs are as awesome as she is. You can see an interview we did with Danielle here at OCC's Crafty Chat. She's just one of my favorite people. Plus, she does a really great job of co-conspiring with me to get shoulder shots of crazy people when we are out and about. You know you can trust a person who can pull off a righteously stealthy shoulder shot.

Danielle has also had a tough year, which you can read about and possibly help with here, and so she needs a little party with some wild animals (yes, I'm including myself) today.

So she's celebrating her company's birthday with a week-long blog hop with some great friends, and I'm so honored that she included me!

We also have a Product Focus today at Splitcoast, featuring some fantastic Color Box inks, and so I'm putting my hands together today to make some super fun cards with pretty ink and adorable stamps and dies!

First up - a little non-traditional giraffe action with her Wild Ones stamp set and the Hooray bundle. ADORABLE!!! I colored the giraffe with Copics (YR16, YR07, Y06, YG23, FYG2), and the cardstock is Lemon Lime Twist with matching Lemon Lime Twist Designer Series Paper. Her sequins in this release are called Like Magic, and they are! They picked up the green so beautifully, but also have blues and other colors in them. They'd match whatever they are put on. To attach sequins, I always use the Mono Metal glue in the list below.
Wild Ones Neat & Tangled by UnderstandBlue


Then I thought I'd switch back to a more realistic giraffe, because I couldn't stop stamping him, and I used the Color Box stencil with two of their inks on my Clarity Stamp Stencil Brushes and the same sentiments.
Wild Ones Neat & Tangled by UnderstandBlue
 Finally, I did an ink smooshing technique with the GORGEOUS bright inks - some of them do a little color separation which I love. I watercolored the little monkey with the inks as well, and added a few white accents.
Wild Ones Neat & Tangled by UnderstandBlue
What a fun release - I love how happy everything feels.

Happy birthday Danielle! I can't wait to see what's next for you!

Here's today's hop list - be sure and comment on all the posts for your chance to win the very generous prizes - (1) $100 gift certificate to her store and (2) $50 gift certificates - that's a lot of shopping!


Wednesday August 9th

On the Neat and Tangled blog, you'll find a list of the previous two days hops, and then check back there for the next two days as well to increase your chances to win!

Remember, you can enter my August giveaway of an Arkon Pro Live Streaming Stand - the one I film all my tutorials with PLUS a ring light for the perfect lighting awesome selfies and live streams one of two ways:
  • Place an order in my store any time during the month of August for an automatic entry. BONUS - use host code 4BY7YKR7 on your order to be entered in a drawing for free Stampin' Up! products as well! 
  • Comment on the post link right here (read the instructions there) and you'll be automatically entered. If you place an order in my store AND comment on that post, you'll receive two entries!
And remember - you can always use my code - UNDERSTANDBLUE - at Arkon for 20% off. They sell all sorts of mounts - hands-free phone mounts for the car, GoPro mounts, tripods, you name it. and they are GREAT people and provide great service.

Loveyameanitbye.

158 comments:

  1. I loved the bright colours on all your cards ! Adorable n cheerful :)

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  2. all of your cards are absolutely fabulous ! love the change up of colors!

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  3. Who doesn't love green dots on a giraffe?

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  4. Somehow I missed who won last month's giveaway ... I've got to get that video thing figured out. Love those fun colors.

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  5. Such fun creations in bright colors, all are so inspirational and so different!

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  6. I love the "non-traditional giraffe"! Your cards are amazing!

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  7. Your cards are all lovely no matter which colour combo you went with.

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  8. Love all your adorable cards. Love the stenciling in the BG of #2 with that sweet giraffe. And all those gorgeous colors on the last card - wow!

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  9. Such wonderful cards. Love bright colors on the first one. Thanks for sharing...

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  10. Fabulous cards! Love the vibrant colors you used!

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  11. Absolutely adorable! Love the giraffe!!!

    KimMJ

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  12. Delightful cards! Love the critters in the Wild Ones set!

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  13. Awesome cards!!!Critters are so cute ;)

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  14. Great cards. I especially love the one with the giraffe patterned background.

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  15. I love your three takes on different backgrounds. I especially like the stenciled background, perfect for a giraffe!

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  16. AWESOME cards, awesome backgrounds too!

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  17. Awww!!! They're socute!!! Love your adorable cards!!! I'm definitely in love for your second one!!! <3

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  18. I love all of the color combnatons!!!

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  19. I Lori love all the cards! The color is amazing!

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  20. Beautifully unique cards. So effective. Love the Wild Ones stamp set and Hooray die. Congrats N&T!

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  21. Three totally different looks. I love them all. Wonderful creativity, especially the black and white giraffe on the giraffe pattern. Amazing

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  22. What great cards! So unique and I adore your backgrounds. Fabulous design work Lydia!

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  23. OMGoodness how those colors pop! I love the bright green on bright green! Gorgeous!

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  24. I love this giraffe! Great cards.

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  25. Your cards are so fun. I especially love the first one. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  26. Fun cards! Those critters are so adorable! And I especially love the stenciled animal print background!!

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  27. Wonderful bright cards. The Wild Ones stamp set has such cute animals.

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  28. These 'party animals' are adorable and I love all your creations- even the nontraditional giraffe !

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  29. Great cards! Great backgrounds! I love the stenciled (giraffe print) one.

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  30. This is such a cute stamp set and you did an amazing job with your cards for it. My favorite is the giraffe one...love your background! AND happy birthday Neat and Tangled.

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  31. Adorable cards!! I love this new stamp set. All the critters are so fun. I especially love your second card!! I love the giraffe background paired with the black and white giraffe!!

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  32. Fabulous color combos and amazing cards!!

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  33. Your cards are amazing! I especially ❤️ the monkey card! That background is out of this world awesome! TFS!

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  34. WOW! These cards are awesome! And just so bright and cheerful.

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  35. I really like the critters on top of the bold backgrounds.

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  36. What a party on a card! These are so versatile! you can send them to any sex or age person! I love the colors. Its amazing how different the same stamp set looks with different colors and techniques! Love em!, hugs, treen

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  37. Adorable variety of cards. I like the colors and patterns.

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  38. All your cards are so fun and cheery! These wild one animals are all adorable! Your monkey card is my favorite with it's bright colors.

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  39. A fabulous trio of critters, Lydia ... I especially love that colour combo on the first giraffe ... it's brilliant, so unexpected! Anita :)

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  40. Are you becoming a Lemon Lime Twist addict?? :) It is an awesome color! Your giraffe cards are adorable, and I love the smooshing monkey card. Happy Birthday Neat & Tangled, a little bittersweet, sending good thoughts for her dad.

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  41. These are seriously adorable cards Lydia. I love the Wild Ones stamp set and the Hooray die is awesome because it covers ALL of your birthday card needs... PLUS more!
    Danielle is well on her way to many more birthday celebrations with N&T!

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  42. Cute cards.
    Love the two versions of the
    giraffe background.
    thanks for sharing.

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  43. Sweet and adorable...good job in designing your cards.

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  44. I love these cards. All the little animals are so cute.

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  45. Cute cards and awesome job on color combinations !

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  46. Both of your cards are cute BUT the background colors on the second card is just fabulous:)

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  47. Fabulous cards! Love this release!

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  48. Love your non-traditional giraffe. He's lovely!

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  49. What a great set of backgrounds! Thanks for the crafty ideas!

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  50. Love your Giraffe card on that lime paper!! So bright and cute.

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  51. I can tell you really through yourself into your work. Hardly is there one card but a few variations, and I love that. Options and things I do or don't have. Thank you.. appreciate it.

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  52. Love the cards and what a great release from Neat and Tangled!

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  53. Love your cards. The lime twist background card is my favorite.

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  54. Wonderful use of color (or not!) on all three cards. Your choices are intriguing, and in studying them, I can feel my horizons expanding! (ie. I am still kind of new at this and still thinking of "safe" coloring and backgrounds. But I am open to new ideas, and these totally go into the idea files!) THANK YOU!!!)

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  55. Love your cards and your kindness shines through when you write. You sound like an awesome and supportive friend. And talented too! Thanks for your inspiration!

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  56. Wow, fun cards! Love the non-traditional giraffe! And the backgrounds on the other two look fantastic!

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  57. Great cards! Especially love that giraffe on the giraffe background! So pretty!

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  58. Fun cards. Love those critters. So cute.

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  59. Adorable cards!! Love the colors! Lime green is my favorite color!!

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  60. WOW - your cards are all amazing! Fabulous coloring!!

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  61. Great bright and happy cards!tfs

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  62. Love the animals and love the new die! Fabulous cards!

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  63. Love your beautiful backgrounds and sweet animals. Beautiful cards!

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  64. The backgrounds you chose are awesome! love your cards.

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  65. Great cards. Love the giraffe

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  66. What great cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. Wow! You've been busy having fun with this set! Really adorable cards w/fabulous coloring!

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  68. Hi Lydia, Your cards are too cute for words! Love the backgrounds and your use of ink, especially the smooshed one!

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  69. Darling cards and love
    the coloring on them.
    Carla from Utah

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  70. Lydia, love the bright colors on your first giraffe, so happy. I need to add the giraffe stencil, from your second card, to my stash. Great cards.

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  71. Adorable cards. Love that monkey.

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  72. Very, very cute cards! I love that Wild Ones stamp and die set!

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  73. wonderful cards...love the green spots on the giraffe on the first one and the great colours on the last.

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  74. Such sweet little critters, I love all the cards. Your ink smooshing is gorgeous!

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  75. I love the green spots on the adorable giraffe...and that background is so fun! All are fabulous!

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  76. Awesome job on all your cards they are adorable!
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  77. The HOORAY dies are such a fabulous addition to any craftie stash and that sweet, sweet giraffe! Sigh - you could color him any which way and he would be just as adorable!

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  78. Your cards are so fun and beautifully done! Neat and Tangled has wonderful products!

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  79. Super cute cards! Love the green giraffe! Thanks for sharing :)

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  80. What fabulous, creative cards. Thanks for your inspiration.

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  81. Lovely cards all are very nice thanks for sharing.
    Have blessed day!
    Kimberly

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  82. I'm still loving the "hooray" stamp and die. Your card is so adorable. 💕 Thank you for sharing ❣️

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  83. all super, love the animal print stencil one but my favorite is the monkey card!

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  84. I love the green, such a great pop of colour :)

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  85. What cute cards, thanks for sharing your talent!

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  86. Fabulous cards - I really like the green and orange giraffe!

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  87. Awesome cards. Your creations are always so unique and very pleasing to my eyes (yes even the bright colors).

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  88. Wow I love all the backgrounds on these cute animal cards! I can't wait to try some of them when my stamps and dies get here!

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  89. Oh wow, these are amazing, and so unusual! I just love your first card! :-)

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  90. Loved the giraffe spotted background, it really looks like fur.

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  91. The new Wild Ones stamp set and Hooray dies are just wonderful! Cute cards!

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  92. Fabulous cards! Love the green in the first one.

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  93. Hi Lydia ~ Your cards are fun and I love the brightness of the non-traditional coloring of the giraffe in your first card. He just screams happy! Thanks so much for sharing and for the inspiration in this 5th Birthday Celebration for Danielle and Neat & Tangled! ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters
    PS: Love you comment below regarding moderating comments....LOL...Russian brides. :-D

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  94. Love the unusually coloured giraffe!!! Awesome creations!!

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  95. The lemon lime green paper with the giraffe's spots matching the green and adding the brown make it so cute! I was happy with just seeing the his one card but you did more really cute ones. Thank you so much for your time to make the cards and then sharing them.

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  96. Very cute cards. I especially like the giraffe background you made. So creative.

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  97. Your cards are so fun. Love how they highlight how cute the giraffe/monkey is using different coloring techniques.

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  98. These are soo super fun and cute !!
    Hugs&Blessings,
    Mayra

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  99. What an amazing set of cards!! Love each and every single one :)

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  100. All of your cards are great but I especially love how you created a giraffe print for the background of the second one.

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  101. I adore the colors of that first giraffe!

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  102. Beautiful set of cards Lydia..love all of them..

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  103. Your backgrounds are so amazing, they really make those animals pop!!

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  104. Such a fun Happy Birthday Hop! Thanks for the ideas!

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  105. Love your cards, especially the backgrounds! This is a great stamp set.

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  106. Wow!! Fabulous cards all of them!! I love the three different backgrounds!

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  107. Wow! I love your cards, especially the first one! The chartreuse background really pops :)

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  108. Great cards - I love the giraffe over that green patterned background - it really pops against that!

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  109. Three great cards. Love the colours and the variation. Great ideas.

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  110. Awesome cards, love the different backgrounds you have created and again what a great stamp set for kids!

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  111. Sweet set of cards! Great way to use Neat and Tangled New Release!

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  112. Cute cards! Love the different backgrounds!

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  113. So cute! LOVE the lemon lime paper!

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  114. Awesome cards! I love the detail you added on the second card's sentiment.

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  115. How fun and creative! Great color choices, coloring, and talent! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Xoxos ❤️😘

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  116. I absolutely love your use of stencils with these cards. They're so much fun. Especially that first green one with the Giraffe.

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  117. Such adorable cards! That lime green on the giraffe and background is so fun!

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  118. Such fun cute cards and love the use of colour especially the green spots on the Giraffe.

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  119. Suunning cards, love them all.

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  120. I really love the giraffe card with the giraffe design background.

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  121. Fabulous creations shown here - TFS and for the hop!

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  122. What cute cards. I think I just love them all! Best wishes to Neat & Tangled on their accomplishments, too!

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  123. Love your cards, Lydia! This is such a fun release.

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  124. Cute cute cute! Love the cards and love the critters!

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  125. Cute cute cute! Love the cards and love the critters!

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  126. These are all so adorable!! Love these cute little animals and you've showcased them so well!

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  127. Oh my gosh, I love your cards! The first one is so me! When I win that set I will do something like that. Mine will have glitter and lots of colors because that's how I roll. Then I will do one like your second one, which is more what a giraffe should look like. The last one with the monkey's and all the colors is amazing! I love them all! Thank you so much for showing us you're amazing cards and for giving us the chance to win something. I can't wait to win!

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  128. such pretty cards :) love the vibrant colors

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  129. Just love the lime and orange combo...

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  130. Gotta love a giraffe with green spots and mane! That's a great way to tie him to the background.

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  131. Cute cards. Love the background green paper on your first card. Your giraffe blends in there very well:)

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  132. wow the giraffe pattern is stunning!

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  133. What fun cards! Wouldn't it be cool if giraffes really had mod colored spots?!! (There ARE green puppies, you know! For reals!) I love the idea of coloring the background in giraffe print and leaving the giraffe b&w, too! Congrats to Neat and Tangled on their 5th anniversary!!

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  134. your take is so different & creative! all you girls have talent. Neat & Tangled picked some great blog hoppers. I'm in love with the new release & the women creating <3

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  135. Such delightful cards, Lydia. Love that you went for different looks and different techniques for each of the cards.

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  136. Very unique twist on your cards. Thanks for showing the variety of ways to use this stamp set.

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  137. You made some lovely card. Thanks for sharing :)

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