Monday, 20 April 2015

STAMPlorations Spotlight Week - Fond Expressions


Hello and welcome to Day 1 of the fantastic STAMPlorations April Release Spotlight Week!  Today we're featuring Fond Expressions, a fab set of 7 sentiments:


I love the mixed fonts in this set and the curlicues at the ends of the words.  For my card I cut a large speech bubble for the sentiment and added a couple of birdies (more of them on Friday).

We're thrilled to have the one and only Darnell guest designing for us this week!  You'll find links to all our projects here.  Make sure you leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win prizes:

  • FIVE (5) commenters randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will each win a $10 gift certificate.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win a $25 gift certificate
  • and there could well be some surprise prizes ;)

Stops on the hop:

Darnell - Guest Designer

45 comments:

  1. Shirley, your card is so sweet. Love the birds!!

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  2. Awesome, as always! I love your birds, they are fabulous! Planning on using them often! Thanks Shirley!

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  3. So love the partial bird coloring! Great layout too

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  4. And I'm thrilled to be a part of this hop and playing with you all this week! I love your sweet card, Shirley! Thank you for proving my contention that birds talk to each other! Not only that, they have manners!! Hugs, Darnell

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  5. I'd say you aced this one. Love the birds anyway but to have them together just makes me doubly happy. The big speech bubble is perfect for this little one's comment.

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  6. More talking birds!!! Love it! hugs xxx

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  7. Great card, but better said great stamps! The April release looks super!

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  8. Great way to use those two birds in joyful conversation. ;0)

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  9. Cute birds. Great to use the speech bubble for the sentiment.

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  10. What a fun card! Love your design!

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  11. What a great card, Shirley! Your birds are lovely and the sentiment looks fabulous, Jo x

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  12. Great blending of the two sets, fab. :)

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  13. Beautiful card and wonderful stamps. Fell in love with them, but unfortunately are not available in the store. Help, help, I need to have them !!! How do I buy?
    Regards,
    Bozena

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    1. They'll be back in stock very soon - keep checking!

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  14. Beautiful card and wonderful stamps sentiment. Card has a beautiful composition and colors
    Regards,
    Bozena

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  15. Yep....."Your Awesomeness Overwhelms Me"....seriously! This sentiment was coined with you in mind dearest, talented and ubberly creative friend! Love your card!!!

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  16. Fabulous card (as always!). I'm now inspired to practice my watercolouring technique.

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  17. That is one super cute card. I love your layout and those cute images and sentiment.

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  18. Oh, that is so sweet. Love those birds and your big bold speech bubble. Hugz

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  19. Fell in love with this card when I saw it, Shirley! Your sweet birds are adorable! You're a super important part of STAMPlorations and I'm incredibly blessed to have you in the team for more than a year and what, at least half a dozen blog hops already? Sure am looking forward to having you for much longer and in many more hops! Hugs!

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  20. So lovely! I am really loving the sentiment set, so kind and nice not overly sweet. Love your beautiful card!~kim

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  21. These birds are on my (ever-growing) wish list! I love your card, Shirley! So adorable.

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  22. Oh cute, I love the way you have colored the birds here, so little color used here, but a striking card Shirley!

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  23. Absolutely love the design of this fabulous card! The birdies are so sweet!

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  24. Love this sentiment set!

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  25. Absolutely darling, Shirley...another marvelously inspiring piece of art! Your card has me smiling, as does Shery's comment. So glad you're both part of *our* lives!
    Hugs~c

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  26. Oh what great use of the stamps Shirley - love how you have coloured the birds and used the humungus speech bubble for the sentiment.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  27. Love the implementation of the sweet sentiment with two sweet birds conversation! Great designing and love the partial coloring on your doodled birds!

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  28. Such a cuteee card!! Adorableeee! <3

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  29. Is this DS talking with DH? Love these sketched birdies. As do other people I see,. Sold out at the starting gate? Way to go, Shirley.

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  30. both stampset metches perfect !
    Fell in love with this card when I saw it, Shirley! Your sweet birds are adorable together
    CU hellerlittle

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  31. This is sooooo cute! I just love it. xxx

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  32. I love this speech bubble idea---fabulous card!

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  33. Too cute! Love the puffin!!

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  34. So cute, love how you used the birds and sentiment with the speech bubble.

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  35. I love bird images, Shirley ... so of course I'm going to adore what you've done with these splendid sketchy guys ... they're just fabulous! Anita :)

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  36. This is awesome design, the birdies are cute

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  37. Sweet! Love these birds and just received my stamps today! :) Yay! xx

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  38. Thank goodness for sweet little loving birds! So clever the big read talk bubble!!! You rock!

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  39. Love, love, love! These cuties just arrived, so I'm looking forward to inking them up!

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  40. How cute! Those birds are just awesome!! ♥

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  41. That birdies are super cute, loving the sketchy drawing of them. Your card is so amazing, nice combo colors Shirley. Have a good day and hugs xx

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