Simon Says Stamp® Stamptember 2017 Blog Hop!

September 01, 2017


Hello Everyone! the biggest event of the year at Simon Says Stamps! started  today.  This will be a month dedicated to stamping  with  a bunch of fun releases and collaborations between companies to offer us exclusive and beautiful products.

Simon Says Stamp release was launched today.  You can  see  all the products in the release here! and I would advise you to grab your favourites quickly as these products are sold out in a flash.

So I had the honour to be invited to participate in a blog hop  together with some of the most amazing stampers in the world! woo hoo.... We are celebrating the start of this event and we will be providing ideas and inspiration to use some of the new products and also a GIVEAWAY ( info at the bottom of this post)

I love Bulldogs and Pugs and I couldn't resist using Picture Book French Bulldog Die for my cards today.  Isn't he adorable?





I found Picture Book French Bulldog Die quite addictive  as I wanted to colour the little dog  in many different ways,  also trying to add character and interest to the image.   As I love watercolour I used  Nuvo Script Brushes and a Nuvo Aqua Brush on Bristol Paper to  easily apply washes of colours.

It is amazing how you can completely transform the die cuts' appearance depending on the colours you choose and the way they are applied .


 
The  new Embossing Texture Plate Cora   was terrific  for creating a  background for my cards today.  The texture produced by this embossing plate is subtle so it is not so disruptive. I love how it looks when applying Nuvo Mousses or chalky inks on top to reveal the embossed image a wee bit .  Simon Says Stamp also have a stamp that matches perfectly with this embossed image called Cora Background Stamp . I used it to make a previous project here!  so you can see how versatile these products are.

In the pictures above I applied white ink on  embossed black cardstock  and I also used  Big Greetings Stamp Set to complete  the card.



It is also easy to create cards for any occasion by simply adding  elements and swapping colours. For this  Xmas card I applied Nuvo Mousse Burnished Bronze on sand cardstock and I also used  the little bell stamps from Swell Christmas stamp set and the sentiment from Advent Sentiments Stamp Set.




Below is another card using  a sentiment from Amazing Messages stamp set and this time I added a little bow lace to make a more feminine composition.


And I also made a tag  using Picture Book French Bulldog Die with Amazing Messages Stamp Set   .



To finish I also made a CAS card  using Picture Book French Bulldog Die  and Big Greetings Stamp Set.   I know the doggy looks a little bit silly but I love his expression.  It makes me remember my little dog's squiggly eyes ( they were Pugs but they are so alike their cousins the French Bulldogs)


I also used Nuvo Crystal Drops  or sequins to add accents to  the cards and that was all!



GIVEAWAY!!!  Simon Stamps is giving away a $50 coupon to every stop in the hop so you have 13 chances to win!! All you have to do is to leave a comment below.   The winners will be  chosen over the weekend and announced  on Simon Says Stamp store blog next Tuesday Sep 5 /2017.

BLOG HOP


That' all for today... Thanks so much for stopping by. I really hope you like the projects today . Do not hesitate to ask any questions or leave a comment I would love to hear from you.

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If you would like to place an order for any of the products used in this post  or any other craft supply simply click on any of the images below to go direct to  online shops 24/7. Affiliate links apply. I get a small commission when you buy through these links at no extra cost to you. 

Thanks for your support.

x
Bibi


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613 comments

  1. Love the cards! Those dogs are great!

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  2. So cute, so great products in this new release!!

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  3. Such great ideas on how to use one die! Love the bulldog too!

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  4. Love, Love your tag and card with the bow on the dog. All so cute!

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  5. Love that bulldog! You have made some wonderful cards 😍

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  6. Oh my goodness! These have got to be the MOST adorable dog cards ever! I love them all.

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  7. WOW! You did an amazing job adding life to these dogs they look real. My favorite card is the Christmas one! Yay Stamptember!

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  8. I love the Bulldog Die. The way you made one into a girl is so cute! Your projects are great!

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  9. Beautiful cards! I love how you colored the dies!

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  10. LOVE ALL YOUR PUPPIES!! they look AMAZING!!

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  11. Oh these are just fantastic cards, Love how you water coloured the dog - so so cute. Great Job

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  12. OMG, your coloring and details are ah-mazing! Such cute cards featuring the Frenchie!

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  13. Oh my, you had fun with it 😊 They are all very cute cards.

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  14. Great use of ONE die! Thanks

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  15. I love that the dog theme was throughout your cards. They are so cute and youre right it is interesting that the dogs look different depending on how you color them! Very beautiful

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  16. Oh my... These are adorable. So many variations too. Awesome job!!!

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  17. Love the cute pup. Adorable cards

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  18. I love what you did with this super cute dog!!!!

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  19. Those are just the cutest little puppies!

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  20. Holy smokes, the dogs turned out awesome!!! Fun to see the different ways you used them.

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  21. Love it! So great for the dog lovers

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  22. What creative dogs!!! You really demonstrated the die's versatility, thanks!

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  23. Love your creations. That dog is toooo cute!

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  24. That embossing background certainly is versatile. Nice work on the Christmas card.
    MP

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  25. Wonderful cards! I love your french bulldogs!

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  26. Your Picture Book French Bulldogs look so realistic! I love them and your cards.

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  27. As a dog lover, these projects made me smile! They are all awesome.

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  28. Beautiful! That little dog is so cute.

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  29. Nice to see the different ways you used the embossing texture plate.

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  30. I love how you showed the different ways to color the bull dog.

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  31. I love how you showed the different ways to color the bull dog

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  32. Love what you have done with these fun new products! Thanks

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  33. Awww....your little puppy creations are adorable!

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  34. Well, that's definitely the cutest bulldog I've ever seen!! Your cards and tag are adorable and I'm so glad I saw examples made with the texture plate!

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  35. This card makes me wish I had a die cutting machine!

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  36. Oh my such a creative way to give the dogs personality! Love all of your designs!

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  37. French bulldogs are so cute.

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  38. Love the different ways you used the die!

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  39. Cute cards. You did an amazing job on the dogs. They look so realistic.

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  40. They are all super cute! I especially like the black and white dogs!!!

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  41. Such cute cards! This bulldog and the other animals remind me of the punches that we would put together to make animals although this is so easy!

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  42. Such a cute set of cards!! Thabbs for sharing.

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  43. Such a cute way to use the puppy die! I liked seeing all the different dogs. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. I love all the clever ways you used the doggie die cut (okay, the one with the bow really made me chuckle). Very fun!

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  45. Adorable cards. I really love what you've done with this die!

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  46. Bibi, your cards are SO original and SUPER cute!

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  47. How cute! Love all the different looks you got from one die. Your coloring is lovely! I love dogs so this is definitely going on my wish list. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  48. I really love the dogs on the first card with the black and red. They have so much character!

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  49. That bulldog is so cute. Love the first card the best. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  50. Cute puppy cards! What an awesome giveaway! Happy STAMPtember!

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  51. Love all the things you did to this cute pup! Thanks for sharing!

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  52. These make me smile ! So cute.

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  53. Love your puppies and love how you colored them.

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  54. Awww, that christmas card is so sweet. I love your take on the bulldog die - all the cards are lovely.

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  55. You made this pups into pieces of art! I love the look you achieved!

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  56. Okay they saved the best for last in this hop. I stinking love the picture book dies, and your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  57. I am so glad you used these dies. I only saw two on the blog hop and wanted to see how people would use them. Really adorable cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  58. Cute bulldogs! They even look cute on the Christmas card.

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  59. These cards are just too cute and the release is fabulous as usual. My favorites are Under the Sea and Ornate leaves, but I wouldn't be able to stop there.

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  60. You really made this puppy come to life!

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  61. fab detail on such a small doggie, he looks real, well done!

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  62. This is so cute!! My boyfriend loves bulldogs; Ill have to create a card with this die for him.(:

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  63. So, it seems, you love dogs? Really cute projects. Thank you for sharing.

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  64. I just love all those dogs! They are adorable! You made some awesome cards. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  65. So many details to love about all your projects! I need to try them all 😍

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  66. Your ideas are awesome. Loved seeing this pup come to life in so many ways!

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  67. I cannot wait to get my hands on the new Picture Book French Bulldog Die! So friggin adorable! We just got a Frenchie last year and are over the moon! Love all your cards!

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  68. Your coloring of the dogs is fantastic!

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  69. Wow ! I love your cards, they are all amazing ! I'm also a Bully's lover, actually, I've got the chance to live with an Old English Bulldog, and she's such a sweetie.... I will have to get that die, but I hope SSS is going to create also the English version !

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  70. Wonderful cards! Love this release!

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  71. Ahhh! I love your ideas! The background is gorgeous! The French Bull dog is adorable!

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  72. I love how you used that dog die! I'm a cat person and love the ideas you shared that I can imitate with cats! Thank you!

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  73. So much cuteness! Love how you made each dog unique! Thanks for sharing!

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  74. I'm a sucker for dogs on cards - these are really great!

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  75. Such an adorable pup! All your cards are so cute! Thanks for showing so many great ideas!

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  76. What adorable cards! they make me smile.

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  77. Very cute could pass for a Boston terrier love it

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  78. I Love the Simon Says Stamp doggie! This is such a fun release!

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  79. These were my favorite cards of the whole hop! Can't wait to see the video!

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  80. These are so cute, I love all of the dogs you water colored they are adorable.

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  81. Love the cute dogs on your cards and the different looks you gave them. So adorable!

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  82. I love my Frenchies I have had pug in the past. both great dogs. love the die.

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  83. The dogs are darling & love the backgrounds!

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  84. Love the French bulldogs. All the cards are cute.

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  85. your cards are beyond amazing!! love the way you used the die cuts!!

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  86. Wow I just love your cards, the many ways you used the bulldog is so creative!

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  87. Well, now that I see this dog with some added color, I wish I had put him in the shopping cart! :)

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  88. I love the puppy - so adorable and your cards too.

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  89. Very sweet and cute cards and tags!!

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  90. Fantastic start to the best month of the year!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  91. Awesome creative ideas!!! Love it!!!

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  92. These doggie cards are so cute and fun! Thanks for sharing Bibi!!!

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  93. What wonderful dog cards. So cute and fun.

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  94. These are SOOOO cute! I love how you showed so many creative options for the same die! What great ideas!

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  95. I love this French bulldog die, but wasn't quite sure how I would use it. Now I have so many ideas! Thanks!

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  96. Lovely card with that cute and adorable die!

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  97. This is actually the first I'm seeing this little dog on the hop !! And he's sooooo cute ! Thanks for sharing !

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  98. Hi Bibi,

    Wow, your dogs all look wonderful

    Hugs
    Ela

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  99. Beautiful cards, love the pup.
    I love pugs
    Have a great weekend
    Rachelle

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  100. Cute cards using the French Bulldog die. Love the simplicity of the 'Ve There' card.

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  101. Absolutely darling cards! The animal dies from this Stamptember release are my absolute favorite! They are just super darling and you captured just how precious they are in your cards!

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  102. your dogs are just amazing!!

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  103. I am fascinated by the storybook dies. You showed us some cute ways to use them on your adorable cards. Thanks.

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  104. Awe, so much cuteness. Love all the cards.

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  105. Darling cards - I love how you've colored the white die cuts. Definitely something I want to try out!

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  106. Oh my goodness, these cards are adorable. I especially love the one with the pink bow on her ear.

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  107. Very cute! I like how you were able to use the same die yet create such different results!

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  108. Great cards. I know the dog is Simon, but they would have been even cuter with CATS!!!

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  109. So many options! I love them all.

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  110. These cards are so very cute! I LOVE the way you colored the dogs!

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  111. Love that cute doggy! Beautiful cards!

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  112. What a gorgeous doggies you made, love them and every time a differend one. Thanks for al the inspiration with one die!

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  113. Oh I think these are so great!!!

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  114. Such adorable cards.!
    Thank you for sharing

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  115. Just love that puppy die. Very creative use is so many different ways - especially the Christmas card.

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  116. Love that little dog die! Too cute!!

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  117. Awwww little Simons! This is the cutest card in the line up!

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  118. Your puppy cards are amazing! ❤️

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  119. Love the way you did the dogs.... great coloring technique.

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  120. I love every single iteration of that dog die on all your cards - adorable!

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  121. WOW, you really made that bulldog die come alive! Love all the ways you colored and used it! TFS

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  122. Cute, fun cards...made me smile!

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  123. OMG!!! Those are the cutest cards! I absolutely love them!!!!

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  124. I didn't think much when I initially saw these picture book dies. But after seeing some fun cards, I'm really wanting them, especially for that cute frenchie!!!

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  125. Thank you for sharing. SSS's release is amazing.

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  126. Just such cute tags and cards. Love how you incorporated dogs in the tags and cards.

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  127. Adorable cards and I love the tag too! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  128. these are so stinkin cute - so creative!

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  129. I cannot get over how cute this card is with those sweet little pups!!! What an adorable idea!! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us! :)

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  130. Cute, cute, cute. Love the way you used the bulldog in so many different ways. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  131. Adorable cards. So sweet! Great release.

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  132. I love how you shared such versatility with the adorable Frenchie in your cards!!

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  133. You made each pup have it's own personality. Real talent with your coloring. Great job!

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  134. Your cards are so adorable (and I'm not a dog person)!
    I love your style.

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  135. Your cards are so cute! So many great ideas.

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  136. OMG! You colored the dog soo many ways! I love these!

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  137. Very cute coloring on the dog die! great cards, thanks for sharing:)

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  138. The bulldogs turned out great! They have so much texture and color, and they somehow manage to have different expressions even though they're all cut from the same die. Watercoloring them was a great idea!

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  139. Adorable cards! You really highlighted the versatility of these critter dies!

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  140. such adorable cards and tags.

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  141. So stinkin' adorable....every card and tag! I have a lab granddogger, so I'm loving that lab!

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  142. I love all the different versions using that cute french bulldog die Bibi, and the embossed background looks great used a bit differently on several of the cards, and then the more CAS one with the split is very interesting and a cute tag to finish. x

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  143. The puppy with the pink bow...how can anyone look at her and not smile!!

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  144. Wow!! What amazing projects! The dogs are so adorable!!

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  145. That bulldog is just too cute. Love the different ways you used him.

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  146. Great job with the new products!

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  147. Great ideas for how to change one die to fit many occasions.

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  148. Really cute cards. Thank you for sharing

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  149. Fun cards and that doggy is cute! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!!

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  150. Wow, I love how you colored in the dogs! So cute.

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  151. YOU really showcase how versital the little bulldog is. Your cards are so adorable. That bulldog makes me smile!

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  152. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create.

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  153. Darling cards! Love all of your sweet puppies and the embossing texture plate is a perfect background. Thanks for all of the inspiration.

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  154. The doggies are very very cute! Nice cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  155. I love the bulldog die but I wish they made an English bulldog one. I also wish I could attach a photo of the two I'm living with...faces only a mother could love!

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  156. Yes, very different with different colors and uses. TYFS

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  157. WOW, Bibi! You really made magic use of the bulldog die! I adore all of these cards - and NEVER in a million yrs would have thought to use such an elegant texture behind images like those but it works perfectly. I think the His/Her card is my favorite! :) Love these!

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  158. Amazing creations!Super cute!The first is my favorite!Thank you for the inspiration!

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  159. Bibi, you've done a fantastic job coloring the Frenchies. So cute! Can't wait for your video!

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  160. Love your doggies!! They're all so cute and look great every way you've used them!

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  161. I love all your cards and tags! Love the cute new animal Dies. I really really want a French bulldog but they cost +$4,000 in New Zealand. I might just have to buy the new die instead!

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  162. The background is fabulous and ties it together with the cute pups you used. I love all of your cute cards and tag. Thank you for sharing!

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  163. You've created such great cards with this cute doggie die!

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  164. You weren't kidding when you said the bulldog could be transformed just by the coloring - it's hard to imagine all of those dogs are the same die!

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  165. LOVE! that dog die is just so adorable!

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  166. Each of your cards are so cute but love the Christmas version of your bulldog.

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  167. So cute and love the way you used the texture plate!

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  168. These doggies are super cute. Great details :)

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  169. Such cute cards, love this die, it's going on my wishlist!

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  170. Your cards have now convinced me ... I have to get the French dog die

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  171. Oh my goodness Bibi these are amazing. Loving these Picture Book dies and how you used them. Your cards could not be any cuter!

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  172. Wow!! All those awesome dogs cards and tag are just perfect! I am a big animal lover with dogs being my favorite so your cards and tag really speak (or maybe I should say "bark") at me! I am loving that dog die so MUCH!

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  173. Cute!! Cute!! I love the animal dies. I have the fox.

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  174. Just love those bulldogs! They are so cute! I love how you were able to change up just a few things and make totally different cards each time! Thank you so much for sharing!

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