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ICS Blog Hop...It's a Girl Thing

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Welcome to the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop.  This month we are hopping around the theme, It's a Girl Thing.  Right now is the  peak time for cherry blossoms.  There are few things more magnificent then the delicate pink flowers especially against a bright blue sky.  When the petals begin to fall it looks like pink snow.  It is really spectacular.  The cherry blossoms remind me of my mother.  She loved seeing the delicate blooms and loved coming to visit  during the spring.  

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I wanted a soft blue background so I used the Blending Brushes and Seaside Spray ink on Basic White CS.  Over the Seaside Spray layer I cut out the lovely lattice using the Many Medallions die.  The branches were cut using the Cherry Blossoms die in Soft Suede CS.  To create the cherry blossoms I again used the Blending Brushes,  Blushing Bride ink over Pearlescent Paper, and punched lots of flowers out using the Confetti Flowers Border Punch.  This punch is on sale for $9.20 while supplies last.  It is retiring so if you want it you need to get it!  I use this punch a lot.  

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Here is a close up of the flowers.  I also added some tiny butterflies cut using the Butterfly Beauty dies.  These dies are also retiring and on sale.  The butterflies are also the Pearlescent paper colored using the Blending Brushes in So Saffron ink.

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The sentiment is from the Festive Post set which is also retiring.   

Now it is time for you to hop on over to see what Cheryl Hamilton has created for you.

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Cheryl Hamilton

What a gorgeous card!! Love the little blossoms and the colors you used!

Joni

Wow this is so elegant!!! Perfect layout!!!!

Elizabeth Ames

What a beautiful soft card...love cherry blossoms. A true sign of Spring.

Darla Watson

Your card is so beautifully elegant...I love it!

Kim Baker

Hi Sharon! What a pretty card. It was nice to visit with you at On Tour.

Terri Takashige

Sharon, this is such a stunning card and really captures the beauty of the cherry blossoms!

Charmane R Hopkins

Beautiful card!

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