Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fairy Friends & SweetArt Girls Blog Hop!

-------- And the winner is...... --------

Wow!! Thank you all for joining us for this new release blog hop...what a great turn-out!

I'm only sorry I can only choose one winner for that gift certificate...=(


The random winner of the $65 Belles 'n Whistles gift certificate is.....

Deb , who said... You can't make me choose, nope, I won't do it...I want them all...LOL I am so glad you revived the SweetArt girls, they are fabulous. Congrats on your beautiful stamps! Hugs April 6, 2011 8:11 PM


Gimme an email Deb so I can get you your prize!!


Happy weekend to everyone and aloooooha!


Summer =)


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Happy Spring to all!

It's been a loooong time since Belles 'n Whistles put out a new release...I'll share with you why. I've been taking a bit of a break, enjoying some time away as my loved-ones and I prepare for the coming of a new addition to the family...baby number two! It's been 7 years since our first was born and now Andrew is anxiously awaiting the arrival of his baby sister in June!

Before THAT happens though, I wanted to get some fresh, new Belles 'n Whistles images out there in the stores (and our Elisabeth Bell's done a FABULOUS job with these!) as well as to revive some oldies-but-goodies of Elisabeth's that have been missing from the stamp world for some time, now residing in the Belles 'n Whistles collection of stamps!

Join us for our Spring blog hop as the Belles 'n Whistles DT showcase the brand new stamps available in the store later today...The fairy cute "Fairy Friends" Collection and the classic and oh-so-loved "SweetArt Girls"!

The hop starts here and will end here as well. If you hop along with us, please take the time to comment at each blog you visit.

One lucky commenter will be chosen by each DT member to win their choice of stamp being showcased by that member!

The grand prize winner will be selected from commenter's here on this Belles 'n Whistles blog, receiving a gift certificate for the Belles 'n Whistles store worth $65.00!

Here's our fabulous Belles 'n Whistles DT and the new release blog hop order:

Lynda

Iris

Lilian

Elise

Audhild

Kathrin

Anki

Jodi

Vicki

Gini

Kathy

If you happen to run into any hiccups along the way, check back here for the next blog to visit!

Winners will be posted on each perspective blog this Friday, April 8. Don't forget to leave comments, and check back on Friday as well!

Before you leave, here's my unveiling of one of the new Fairy Friends, called "Dragonfly Flight"! Colored with Copics...papers from Basic Grey's Euphoria collection...and topped with Ice Stickles, my absolute favorite embellishment! (Perhaps I've gone a bit overboard!)

"Thanks for the lift!", she's telling her dragonfly friend! Don't you wish you could go on a Dragonfly Flight, too?! =)

For your comment here at the end of the hop--tell me which of the Fairy Friends you like best as well as what you think of the revival of the SweetArt Girls! ;D

It's Spring! Now make like the Easter Bunny and...get hopping!

Aloha!

Summer =)

80 comments:

  1. This is such a sweet image and your card is simply gorgeous!!! Can't wait to see some more of these images so I'll get hopping and be back later!! HUgs xx

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  2. Beautiful card Summer love the colours and the gorgeous design.I love all the new stamps especially Fairy Wishes and love the revival of the Sweet Hesrt Girls my favourite in those is Story Time agg I love them all lol.
    Hugs Linda

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  3. Amazing hop with gorgeous and wonderful, magical projects from DT.
    The new stamps are so cute and magical.
    Love them all, but Garden Friends and Fairy Fond Thoughts is on my heart.
    The revival is great idea.

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  4. What an amazing hop around here, and soo many stunning creations from all the designers, and your card as well is sooo cute, and I just love that one too. Both of these series are just wonderful and it´s really hard to pick a favorit, but if I have to pick one, it´ll have to be A fairy Nice Flower, but I must say I really love them all, and also all the SweetArt Girls are just so cute. I can already feel my money running out of my bankaccount here ha ha ha ha.
    Thanks so much for a great hop and for some wonderful great stamps too. I can´t wait to get some of these to play with.
    And a big CONGRATULARIONwith the little new one here in June.
    Have a wonderful day everyone.

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  5. Hi,

    oh, what a lovely Fairy, I like it! I hop to the next one ;)

    Thanks for the chance to win...

    Best regards Jasmin

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  6. Gorgeous !! I love the fairy that you only see the back of, well I love them all but especially that sweet fairy! I really think fairy's are the cutest!!

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  7. What a wonderful hop, the DT are all so talented, so much inspiration along the way! Thanks to all of you! Ohhh I cant wait to get my hands on some of there beauties!!! Thanks so much again! They are all so cute so its so hard to decided but I think Dragonfly Flight is very cute!!! xxx

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  8. Your card is beautiful, love your image and the cloud background, so magical! I love all the fairies but if I had to choose a fav, I think it would be A Fairy Nice Flower, she's precious!!! I also think it's wonderful that the SweetArt Girls have been revived. They're all so adorable it's great that they're out for all of us to enjoy! Thanks for a fun and very inspiring blog hop!

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  9. What an inspirational hop!! So many gorgegous creations with all those new gorgeous stamps!!! I am so glad that you have revived the sweetarts collection!! they are just adorable to be left on the shelf!!! There are a couple that i think I NEED to have.. hehehe!! My favourite fairy friend (if i had to pick just one cos they are all so cute) it would have to be Fairy Fond thoughts!!! I think this stamp is just adorable!!!
    Thanks again for a wonderful blog hop and I wish you all the best as you prepare for the new arrival to your family!!! Hugs xx

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  10. What a sweet card. I love this stamp - the image is so cute...

    Greetings, Uta

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  11. I love your card Summer ;o)
    I found all the new stamps awesome but Fairy Wishes is my favorite.
    I love it that the Sweet Art Girls are back .. love those to ;o)

    Thanks for the chance to win...

    Hugs, Janneke

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  12. I love your card Summer and the clouds in the background make her look as if she really is in flight. Such a wonderful hop and so many gorgeous creations by the whole team. Had a fun hop. I am torn between Fairy Dance and Dragonfly Flight as my favourite, needless to say I love them all. So very pleased the Art Girls have made a return, I can now get some of these.
    hugs
    Marion

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  13. Everyone did an amazing job! I am now in love with Fairy Wishes and am just so happy the girls are back!!! I hope the christmas ones will come back too *hint hint* lol Now off to shop....

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  14. Whew, I'm all "hopped out" now, but I must say that each and every creation was "top of the line". Fabulous "showing" of these new or renewed images. LOVE your card creation, Summer - gorgeous, and I think the fairy you chose is the cutest of the bunch.
    CONGRATS, on the upcoming arrival of your daughter - how precious - wishing you the absolute BEST and that all goes smoothly.
    Thanks for being hostess of some great prizes!

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  15. Hi Summer,

    What a lovely Inspirational bloghop I just have followed ^_^"
    Your Dragon Fairy is Fabulous,lovely and gorgeous!!
    Thats why those cute new Fairy`s has born its because
    the new arrival of your daughter hehehe

    My choice would be the dancing Fairy or the cute sleeping one,reminds me of the daughter i never good have.Glad to se the wonderful cool Giddyup Pony Boy
    I think there is not enough boy`s in the stampingworld.
    Thank you Summer for this FAIRY Wonderful Hop,I lurned Alot!!

    Good luck with the new arrival.
    Hugs flying your way.
    Sonja

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  16. Love the sweet art girls. My favorite fairy is Fairy Wishes.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  17. Congratulations on your exciting news and I am excited to see a new release! As always Elisabeth brings the cuteness! Thanks for the fun blog hop too.

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  18. Fantastic hop and wonderful stamps! I cant wait to add these to my collection! My favorite is Fairy Dance..oh so cute!

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  19. Summer this is adorable!!!! Love your gorgeous cloudy background!!! And imo you can never use to many stickles!!!! LOL
    Thanks for the new images!!! They were a joy to work with and I can't wait to use the rest!! Not sure I have a favorite as they are all so stink in' cute!!!

    WOW June is just around the corner! Hope your all doing well!!!
    AND it was so nice to see you have been creating too!!
    :Kathy

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  20. Very nice hop, I love them all, but if I HAD to choose a fave, I think it would be "a fairy good rest" the little fairy just looks so tuckered out, it's so cute. Thanks for showing all the new images, they are all great.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Hugs,
    Melissa D
    mkds312@hotmail.com
    sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

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  21. AWW!! Summer, she is just so sweet!! Those clouds on your creation are amazing and the touches of glitter everywhere are so perfect!! :) I had SO MUCH fun with my images and I can't WAIT to play with the others too!!

    The time is coming soon girl!! Hope you're feeling well hun and best wishes to you and your family!! Thanks for this fun!! HUGS

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  22. Hi Summer ~ My goodness what fun I had on this hop! First of all, I started writing down my favorites and so far I have picked out 9 of them. I don't know which way to go because I love all of Elizabeth's images (she is my favorite artist). I love your Dragonfly Flight and your coloring is perfecto! If I had to pick just one of the 9 images I wrote down I guess it would be Fairy Dance...but then I would really like to list the others too...Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win!!!

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  23. The Belles 'n Whistles were chiming throughout the hop...the art that has been displayed for this hop were "ambiance" The inspiration is over coming me to get on the spring joy and create...Thanks so much for the hop...a glorious job well done...Tootsie

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  24. I am so excited about this blog hop...As Belle's and Whistles are my favorite stamps! So I will gladly be hopping along today...
    Thank you for the chance of winning some *awesome* new collection stamps.
    smiles...Always, Tammy

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  25. The DT has done some OUT OF THIS WORLD creations with the new release.. You should be proud!! Over the top design team work!!

    Congrats on the NEW baby!!

    Thanks for a chance to win........
    hugs, Janiel

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  26. Wat a cutie. I love her little legs. I LOVE the clouds in the background. How did you do them??Thank you for the chance. You know how I love Elizabeth's work.........

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  27. I love all the new stamps, especially the fairy ones! Now I have to decise which ones I can't live without!

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  28. love the hop and so happy that these two wonderful collections are avaiable from one of my favorite comapnies. thanks for the chance to win and the chance to shop :)

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  29. What a fantastic hop with so much inspiration and beautiful creations by the DT. There is just no way I can pick one fairy stamp, I want them all. Don't have any of the Sweet Art Girls and don't believe I've seen them before and they are adorable. Can't pick a favorite here either......lol Thanks for such an inspirational hop and the chance to win so many of the fab stamps. Exciting news too about the big event in June. Hope you share a pic with us when the baby girl arrives. "Hugs" Carol

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  30. Just finished the hop and WOW. Thanks for the opportunity to win this fab prize but also for sharing all the talents of all the ladies. Wow..What a great opportunity to be able to see how talented all these "Card" ladies really are. Each and every oe of them could be professional!!!!!!!

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  31. This is a really cute image and your card is really cute

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  32. Wow...I love fairies and love yor card...can't wait to hop and see everyone's Creations! hugs.
    congrats BTW on #2...lol

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  33. What an awesome card. love your card.

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  34. gorgeous card!!! so lovely!! =)
    i think i love the Lilypad Dreams the most...
    hugs, SannaS

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  35. Thanks for the hop! It was a magical experience for my first blog hop ever....even opened a google account! I have been inspired! xoxoxo

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  36. As I traveled through the hop, I could not believe how gorgeous each image was. It will be very hard to decide which to get first.

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  37. What a lovely card.

    Thanks for the inspiring bloghop, I really enjoyed it.

    I love all the new images, so it's hard to choose a favorite one, but I guess from the Fairy Friends it has to be Fairy Wishes.

    Marie-Anne

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  38. I just finished the hop, I really enjoyed it! What an amazing job have the DT girls done, their projects were stunning! As is your card, I just love that image and all the new Fairy Friends! I just can't pick a favourite...maybe "Lilypad Dreams" or "Fairy Fond Thoughts"... From the Sweet Art Girls, maybe "A Blossom for You", "Little Friend" and "Story Time". But really, another amazing collection! Congrats on getting a baby in June! :)

    hugs
    Vanja

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  39. Your card is beautiful. I love the way you have coloured "Dragonfly Flight"

    Hugs Audhild

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  40. OH Summer!! What a sweet and pretty card you've created with this adorable fairy!! I love the sparkly stickles and beautiful cloud background! Can't wait to see baby, June will be here in no time!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  41. You can't make me choose, nope, I won't do it...I want them all...LOL I am so glad you revived the SweetArt girls, they are fabulous. Congrats on your beautiful stamps! Hugs

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  42. Hi Summer,
    Congrats on your news! This was a great blog hop, such inspiration! If I had to choose 2, which is so hard, I guess it would be Fairy Dance and Pen Friends! Thanks for the chance to win such a fab prize!

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  43. First congratulations on your babynews... not so long now! Second I love the gorgeous new stamps! The classics are some of my favourites and I am in love with the fairies!

    xxx
    Mariska

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  44. WOWZER, what an awesome blog hop!! I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it! You really have a talented dt, their work is awesome. It's totally impossible to choose a favourite from the new releases cause I luv them all rofl!! Thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity to win some of these sweeties. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

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  45. wow the new release is beautiful, they are all so cute. i especially love the pen friend one. congrats on you baby news and i hope everything goes well.
    x laura x

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  46. Congratulations on your news, loved all the cards on the hop, can't really choose my fav, so I'll pick two.. fairy wishes and lilly pad dreams
    Chris x

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  47. These new stamps are sooo sweet! I love the fairies, and the Sweet Art-girls are among my favourites. :)

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  48. SUMMMMMMER! Thank you so much for such a wonderful release! :) And I'm so happy that you joined us in the hop! Your creation is GORGEOUS! A girl can never have enough glitter and look at those clouds! What a BEAUTIFUL card!

    ps .. yes yes yes .. can't wait to see your little girl! She is gonna be SO PRECIOUS! :) sigh .... :)

    Love,
    Elise

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  49. First, congratulations for the soon arrival of your little one. Thank you so much for this wonderful blog hop. I feel very inspired now when I saw all those gorgeous creations the DT made with those lovely stamps, your card included.
    Hugs, Karina

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  50. I've just finished the hop and really enjoyed it! There were so many great creations and so much inspiration! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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  51. Love this image and your card is gorgeous! No I don't think you went overboard with the stickles :) I think my favorite fairy image is either the one you used or Lilypad dreams - kind of a tossup. I have to admit i am new to your site and didn't even know the Sweet Art Girls before but I love that you are having a revival now that i am actively blog hopping and seeing all the new fabulous goodies out in the web world :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  52. Beautiful card. I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.
    Hugs Natalie xx

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  53. What fun card.... I love pink dress and sach fund blog hop too!

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  54. Thanks for the great blog hop and the chance to win such an amzing price. My favourit stamp of the Fairy collection is the fairy Fond thoughts. I also love the sweet art girls collection, since I have most of them :)

    Congratulations als for the new comming baby girl.
    Greetings from Switzerland
    Hugs
    Melanie Jane

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  55. What an amazing release:)
    My favourite stamp is fairy fond thougts, that little one is so gorgeous.
    and the revival of the sweerart gils is the best:))
    Cant wait to play with them!

    Anita

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  56. Summer, you know that you can never have too much bling, right? Your card is cute! I love the cloud background you made, too. As for my fave, well, it's too hard to pick. I think it might even be mean of you to ask us to pick! LOL. I have some of the Sweet Ebony girls already, from their prior release at Sugar Nellie. I love seeing them again and might have to run and get the ones I don't have. As you know, though, I just placed an order for some of those fairies, because I couldn't resist them. They are so precious!!!! I think it might be fairy wishes or the little fairy with the flower.

    Congrats on the upcoming arrival of your baby, too! How exciting!

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  57. I would have to say that my favorite it A Blossom for You. These stamps are so precious. I'm new to all of this, so revival or not, they're all new to me!

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  58. Summer, I am so glad that you played along with us! Your card is adorable. This is such a great double release, and I'm looking forward to lots of coloring of these sweet images. Big hugs to you!
    Gini

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  59. Oh Summer this was Superb!!!!!!!!!
    I just Love "Fairy Dance" --she is just the cutest ever!!!
    The wonderful return of the Sweet Art Girls is dreamy~~I love creating with these adorable images -- they are so lifelike :)
    Thanks for all efforts and appreciate the inspiration and chance at goodies
    blessings of thanks

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  60. Ahhh this new stamp is so sweet. I am such a huge Fairy lover so I'm just thrilled with the new collection. Fabulous job!
    Hugs Bonnie

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  61. What a sweety fairy!! I love it!!

    Hugs, Nicole

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  62. O-o-o-o-o-oh my, Summer!!! It is very difficult to know where to begin my final comment! So, I'm just going to "go for it"!!!

    Congratulations on the impending arrival of your "Little One".

    You are blessed with THE MOST TALENTED TEAM!!!!! Each & every one of the team are extremely talented and very gifted!!! Their color sense, creativity, imagination, style, design, & adventuresome spirit are unsurpassed!!! AN EXTREMELY FANTABULOUS HOP!!! I enjoyed every minute of it!!!

    As for the release, PHENOMINAL!!! All of the stamps are SO-O-O-O PRECIOUS, it's an impossibility to pick a favorite. I am more partial to the re-release of the "Art Girls", but that's just me. The Fairies are too cute & were showcased by the team exquisitely!!! I would be happy to own any or all of the "Girls" eventually!!! Thank you for the BEST hop in which I have participated!!!!!

    Loves & Hugs, Prayers & Blessings
    Denise

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  63. Love that dragonfly flight! Yes I would like to fly on a dragonfly! Great creations and fabulous hop! Have fun waiting for your little one to arrive!

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  64. Dear Summer
    Huge congratulations to your pregnancy and the baby girl - I'm so happy for you !!!
    It's wonderful, to have brand new BNW stamps on the market, I like at most the Dragonfly Flight stamp which you used on your gorgeous card Summer !!!
    Have a wonderful time,
    Mo

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  65. WOW! What an amazing range of creations you've all come up with. I'm glad you don't ask us to pick a favourite - that would just be TOO, TOO difficult! Ha! And DON'T go getting any ideas, lol. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the new images!

    Judi x

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  66. Summer!!! Congrats on the addition to your family! What wonderful news please keep us updated on the arrival of your baby.

    This new Fairy Friends collection is melting my heart! My favorite is Fairy Nice Flower, she is so innocent and sweet to me.

    I'm so glad SweetArt found a new home. These are collectibles that I need to have! lol Thanks for carrying them at BnW now!

    Beautiful blog hop...everyone did an amazing job!

    Love,
    Chelsea

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  67. Such a beautiful Hop - I loved seeing all the gorgeous cards and projects made with these two different lines of stamps. I can't decide which Fairy I like best - Fairy Wishes or Lilipad Fairy or Fairy Fond thoughts, or or or lol - Wonderful job to all the DT members - thanks for sharing your gorgeous work. Can't wait to play with some of these new images.

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  68. super pretty! love all the sparkle. loved the hop

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  69. Oooo! I love all the sparkles! That image is so very sweet! Great colouring!

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  70. What a fabulous blog hop, so full of inspiration. I love all the new images and I can't wait to add some to my collection.
    Thanks

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  71. This blog hop was so much fun, all the creative engery was so inspirational.

    My fav so far is Fairy Fond Thoughts. Thanks for all your creative ideas.

    Diane

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  72. I really can't tell a favourite from those sweet fairies, love them all.
    The revival is a good idea - even though I already have them all :)

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  73. These are all so sweet. I always love Elisabeth Bell's stamps, and the Fairies are stupendous!

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  74. I just discovered your blog and stamps, I have been looking for fairy stamps and I love your so much! The dragonfly one you show is adorable! But want them all. Thanks for a great chance to win.

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  75. Congratulations Summer! I'm so excited for you. A new baby is such a blessing.

    The new release is just wonderful!

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  76. Wow! I don't know where to choose since I love it all!!! I love the way you stickled the above image..."Dragonfly Flight". So many good looking stamps to wish for and future playmates LOL ! Can't wait to have it all in my hands!
    Congratulations on your new baby to come! Children are a blessing from above. God Bless you all!
    hugs,
    Leonie

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  77. The new release is delightful. I know everyone is excited to get their hands on these amazing stamps. Thanks for offering them and the chance to win some.
    Congrats on your 'soon be here little one.' My daughter was also a June baby.

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  78. Ohhhhhhhhhhhuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhh I´ve done it ... have vistet all the Blog and found so many inspiration !!!
    All the Images are wonderfull, but I´m still in love with the old ones and I´m happy I can win (or buy) some of my old Fav´s *smile
    Thanks a bunch for sharing these all images with us and the great Hop
    Cu hellerlittle

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  79. I'm a little late for the hop, well, a lot late, all the hoppin' has been done ;o), but I just wanted to congratulate you on your wonderful news, hope you're feeling okay and can really enjoy this little miracle!

    Kind regards,
    Erica

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