A Blog Named Hero 5th Anniversary Blog Hop!

We are so happy to be hopping along today to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of A Blog Named Hero! Did you know that Danielle was a part of their original design team? We are so excited to help them celebrate!
You should have arrived here from Betty's blog!

Today Miriam created this simply elegant card combining Neat and Tangled and Hero Arts! She used our Calathea stamp set to create those beautiful leaves! She achieved the look by using a combination of first and second generation stamping, along with the rock and roll technique!

Your next stop on the hop is Ilina Crouse!  

And if you want to start from the beginning, or got turned around visit A Blog Named Hero for the full hop order!

There are also loads of giveaways this weekend so be sure to read more below!

GIVEAWAY INFO:
A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for our wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies!  Several companies decided to help us celebrate our fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were so generous that we decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day!  Giveaway prizes total more than $500!  To win, leave a comment on each hop stop.  We will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning!  And be sure to visit the Saturday post from A Blog Named Hero for the list of Saturday hoppers and prizes!  Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th.

Today's prizes include the following: 
Good luck and happy hopping!
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459 comments

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  2. I love the pop of blue! The leaves are a fabulous touch, those are so versatile!!

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  3. That stamp set keeps calling to me............. love it

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  4. This is GORGEOUS!! LOVE the colour combo!!!

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  5. Miriam, your card is soooo pretty!

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  6. I love your card! The colors are so soft! Thx for sharing.

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  7. Wow, this is pretty. Lov your colours

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  8. Sometimes it seems like a small craft world :) Beautiful card!

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  9. I love the soft colors. Such a peaceful card.

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  10. I love this card!!! So pretty colors!

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  11. Love the soft look of this card. Very pretty.

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  12. The muted tones combined with your stamping makes this beautiful sympathy card

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  13. The colors on this card are PERFECTION!!!! So soft and the leaves pair so well with the sentiment!! Great design!

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  14. the colors you used are fantastic Miriam - just such a beautiful card!

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  15. Such a beautiful card! I just love the wonderful soft colors you used.

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  16. Great, simple card. I love how the sentiment is the focal point.

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  17. Happy 5th Anniversary! Thanks for the blog hop. What a lovely card!

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  18. This card is beautiful. I especially love the color combos--that blue is the perfect touch.

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  19. Love the card and beautiful color palette!

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  20. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win the give away.

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  21. Love this set and loved your colors! Thank you for sharing!

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  22. What a gorgeous card, love the colours you used and the card design!

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  23. This card is so lovely. The colors and techniques you used just make this card! Thanks for sharing the tutorial and the card design.

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  24. The muted color palette is perfect for the sentiment. Subtle but enduring.

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  25. Stunning beautiful elegant unique What else can I say? Love it!

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  26. Such beautiful gift colors! Just stunning! TFS

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  27. That's so pretty. I love the soft colors, perfect for the sentiment.

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  28. Simple and stunning. Your card took my breath away.

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  29. Love the colors on the card. So peaceful for the saying!

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  30. What an elegant and sophisticated card. I love it!

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  31. This card touched my heart! So lovely.

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  32. Love the colors on your sweet card!

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  33. Very elegant indeed! And it sure conveys the calm and peaceful feeling. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Lovely card! I love the soft colors and the two-step stamping. They pair beautifully with the sentiment.

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  35. Beautiful soft image, love the colours.

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  36. Thanks for sharing! Thanks for the blog hop!

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  37. I LOVE THIS CARD! ! The colors are beautiful!

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  38. Love the soft subtle colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Love the soft and soothing colors!

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  40. Great card! I just received the Calathea stamp set and love your inspiration!

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  41. Beautiful card! Perfect for that sentiment! Loving this blog hop with all this talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  42. Nice to see a soft card with Prayers . Great design!

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  43. Beautiful color scheme, and adorable card!

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  44. This is beautiful! I love the soft colors.

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  45. Love the leaf stamps and the layout.
    Martha M

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  46. I love your color choice for this card. It gives a feeling of serenity.

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  47. This card is just so appealing. Just the most perfect colours.

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  48. i love love love the colors of the stamping, just beautiful together, so elegant too

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  49. That is SO pretty, LOVE those colors!

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  50. A beautiful sympathy card. I love the soft colors. Thank you for posting.

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  51. A serene and elegant card, perfect for the sentiment.

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  52. I love a simple, yet pretty card. You did it.

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  53. Beautiful Rockin & Rollin and Second Generation stamping!

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  54. So different from alot if stuff on the blog hop, very pretty. I love this color combination!

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  55. Love your color choices! Very nice job!

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  56. Very classy card, just beautiful!

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  57. I love blog hops because they are so inspiring--thank you!!!

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  58. What a gorgeous and calming card, love the color scheme

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  59. Took my breath away. Such a soothing card. Thank you! Just like a breath of fresh air!

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  60. Beautiful card; great soft colours. Thank you for sharing !
    Happy 5th Annviversary !
    Warm Birthday greetings (it's mine as well today) from Belgium,
    Lieve

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  61. I really love your choice of colors for your card simple but so beautiful thank you

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  62. A peaceful card to receive when you are hurting. Very nicely done.

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  63. How absolutely beautiful. Love your color combo. Must try this technique. TFS!

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  64. This is so beautiful, I love how delicate and elegant the design is! So calming...

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  65. Sugh a comforting card. I love how this card makes me feel peaceful. Beautiful!

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  66. This color combination is so comforting and work perfect with the leaves.

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  67. Simple yet stunning card thanks for sharing

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  68. It really is simply stunning , love it !

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  69. What a great pick me up card and it is so calming.

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  70. What a stunning card! The color combo is so fresh :)

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  71. very beautiful card! I really like the color combo :)

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  72. Such a pretty subtle card. I always struggle with colors for sympathy cards, i will keep these in mind the next time I am crafting. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win.

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  73. Simply beautiful!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  74. What a nice use of soft colors. Lovely.

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  75. Just love this card, blues and browns are my favorite color combinations.

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  76. Gorgeous elegant card. I never can come up with an idea that I think is appropriate for a Sympathy card. I don't want a too bright or happy card but I want one that is dressy. This one is perfect. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  77. Very pretty card. So simple and yet elegant. Thanks for the inspiration and participation in this blog.

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  78. The colors used are calming & will be soothing to a person receiving it.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  79. very beautiful cards, I love the pop of color that you used! TFS

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  80. I love the soft tones and serene feel of this card. It is fabulous.

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  81. Love the soft background with just a touch of blue.

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  82. Really simple and beautiful card.

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  83. So pretty and subtle - just the perfect card for "Prayers" sentiment!

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  84. Love the soft color palette. So beautiful and so perfect for a sympathy card.

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  85. Such a pretty card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  86. Beautiful card - congratulations on five years.

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  87. Beautiful colors,gentle and subtle.

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  88. This is a gorgeous card. Love the beautiful design and colors.

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  89. Really cute card! Love the colors.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  91. What's not to love about a water lily????? LOVE your color choices!!

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  92. Beautiful card. I love the subdued colors.

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  93. Stunning card! Your color choices are inspired. I really like the over-stamped leaves - great way to get many looks from a few stamps. Thank you for sharing!

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  94. Beautiful card. This stamp & die set is on my wish list.

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  95. Lovely card!! Love the colors!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  96. Fantastic card. Love the color combo... so cool! The thin border is a nice touch.

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  97. I really like the colours that you used, gorgeous card.

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  98. Gorgeous card! Love the soft colors with a little pop of blue and yellow, so pretty! Great job.

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  99. I'm always surprised at how well I like some hues of blues and browns together. The pop of blue here is just right.

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  100. Pretty card and love the soft colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  101. Love the softness you've achieved. Simply beautiful.

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  102. WOW, this is just lovely Danielle! A beautiful card!

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  103. Gosh this is a lovely card. The subtle tones you used on the images is PERFECT:)

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  104. I LOVE your stamps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  105. Such soft beautiful colors. I absolutely love this!

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  106. Beautiful colours and soft effect. And lovely message, too.

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  107. Striking color combo. Just beautiful

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  108. So beautiful! Love the layering of colors and your card!

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  109. Love this sentiment and along with the blue it gives you a sense of peace.

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  110. What an awesome card. It is so well done that even thought you would need prayers it is beautiful.

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  111. Your card is BEAUTIFUL! I love the choice of colors with the stamping. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  112. Such a soft pretty delicate card

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  113. The color combinations are so peaceful. Beautiful card. TFS

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  114. O how I love this card! I love the simplicity of the graphics, and above all your use of colour. Inspiring!

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  115. Beautiful card! Love the stamp set used.

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  116. So pretty. Love the colours. So soft and perfect for this stamp set.

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  117. Love your card, so pretty and soft.

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  118. This is just such a warm card. Beautiful techniques.

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  119. Gorgeous card. I love the soft colors! Thanks for being a sponsor on this fun blog hop!

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  120. Beautiful card - to be admired by the recipient for sure.

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  121. Awesome card!Love it!
    Happy 5th Anniversary to ABNH!

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  122. So very pretty! Love the colors, very ethereal.

    Thanks for helping us celebrate at A Blog Named Hero!

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  123. Gorgeous! I love the softness of your color choices and the stamp fits the whole theme!

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  124. Adore the colour combo, very elegant!

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  125. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing her techniques. Great inspiration.

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  126. sympathy cards can be so difficult! this one is perfect

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  127. I love the understated beauty of this card. Fabulous post.

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  128. You used my favorite color combo--beautiful!

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  129. Thanks for being part of the hop, appreciated

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  130. Loved this card- thanks for sharing!

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  131. Beautiful card--I like the soft peaceful colors.

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  132. Lovely sentiment and color combo.

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  133. So many of us struggle with sympathy and sending prayers cards, and Miriam just knocked it out of the park! Saving for those unfortunate times when I need such a card. Thanks for helping to inspire those of us who are never quite sure what would be appropriate!

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  134. Love the muted colors.
    So very pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

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  135. Such a lovely card. Thank you for the great ideas!

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  136. The combination of first and second generation stamping is beautiful.

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  137. The blends and background are really beautiful here. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  138. Truly an elegant softly colored card!!

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  139. Not a color combo I would have thought of...but, I'm really glad you did...it's so soothing.

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  140. I have this set! Thanks for another great idea and color combo!

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  141. Wonderful colors.Such a neat collaboration of designers. Lots to learn here. Congrats all and happy 5th to Hero.

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  142. Yeah, an example with a stamp set that I own!! Nice work!

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  143. Really pretty card! Love the colors!

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  144. Really pretty card! Love the colors!

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  145. Lovely, soft card - perfect colors for the sentiment! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  146. The colours you choose for this card was perfect for the theme of this card...very comforting.

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  147. This card is gorgeous and I love the sentiment!

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  148. Elegant card, love the colors.

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  149. Such a pretty card. Soft colors match the caring sentiment. Thank you for adding great inspiration to the wonderful blog hop!

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  150. Ahhhhhhhhhh what a soft and warm beautiful card! So far my favorite. They r all lovely but this one speaks to me. Thank u for sharing

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  151. Very pretty. I love that you used soft colors for this card.

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