Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Altenew February 2018 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Edited on 2/13/2018 to add:  The winner has been selected by random draw and will be announced on my blog here tomorrow.  You must claim your gift certificate by February 28th.

I am so honored to be a part of the Altenew February 2018 Release and Blog Hop today.  There are nine new stamp sets, eleven new dies and three new ink families available in Cubes or Full Size Ovals. Re-inkers are available now as well.  The Tea Party Collection includes Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss, Heart Beat and Vineyard Berry. Green Meadows Collection includes Minty Mint, Sweet Leaf, Just Green and Hunter Green. The Sweet Dreams Collection includes Dew Drops, Aqualicious, Teal Cave and Galactic Stream; twelve dreamy new colors to go with my Altenew collection of stamps and dies.  There are also prizes, so be sure to read all the way through this post to find out how you can have a chance to win. You should have arrived here from Nicole Picadura's Blog. This is a HUGE blog hop, so if you didn't start at the beginning you might want to go back and start again.  If I counted right, there are 31 stops in the hop. Here is your blog hop order for today:  


Vicki Finger (You are here)


Late last summer, I had asked Tasnim for her opinion of a stamp set that I had designed. It was my first one (one of only two attempted so far) and while I knew what I wanted the sentiments to say, I also knew that my illustrations were probably not all that desirable. I didn't and still don't claim to be able to draw and I have only a very basic understanding of how to actually use Adobe Illustrator.  That said, there have been many times I wished for a stamp set that actually had these quotes and sentiments for sending to friends. "Wings of Hope" was born out of that desire.


One friend in particular was the start of card making for me in 2015.  Her mom was battling a particularly aggressive form of Thyroid Cancer and she had left her job of more than 20 years and left her home to be able to move back to her hometown to take her mom back and forth to MD Anderson in Houston.  For the last 12 months or so of her mom's life, I think Karen got at least one card from me every single week. She told me last week that she has every card I've ever sent her. During this same time, another dear friend was undergoing the fight of her life battling Breast Cancer.  I often wrote an Emily Dickinson quote inside the cards I sent to her. Not long after that, yet another friend was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and again I wished for a stamp set that had these sentiments.

As you might imagine, I was beyond thrilled when Tasnim said that with a few changes, she would like to have the set for Altenew.  To make a long story short, we agreed to collaborate. Tasnim illustrated the set and the images are designed to be arranged as a focal point or as accents to frame any of the sentiments.  The sentiments can be used inside a card as well.  As I was playing with my set, I thought of other Altenew Stamps and Dies I have that would pair well with these sentiments and I have lots to show you today!  There is a set of coordinating dies although I don't have them.  I'll be shopping first thing today for my set of dies.  You can also buy the Wings of Hope Bundle.

Wings of Hope was designed with a couple of poignant quotes and other encouraging sentiments for anyone who may be going through a tough or difficult time in their life – such as the loss of a friend or family member, or a serious health issue. Or, they may just need a little encouragement from the occasionally difficult realities of life. Use the sentiments to let them know that you’re thinking of them and that you’re there if they need you. The images can be used to create a focal point or to help frame your sentiment on a card.



My first card today uses Wings of Hope with images included in the set.  I love the very free flowing, organic nature of all Tasnim's illustrations in this set. I started by stamping the Emily Dickinson quote in Versamark and heat embossed it with Antique Gold Embossing Powder.  The Flowers were stamped using Rose Quartz and Pinkalicious Altenew Crisp Inks.  For the green inks I used Frayed Leaf with Forest Glades.  I had a few die cuts on my desk from other projects and used one of those here (Painted Butterflies) along with a few sparkling clear sequins for a touch of bling.  I used a bright pink cardstock for my background panel and a pale grey cardstock for my card base.


For my next project, I used Frosty Pink and Coral Berry (Red Cosmos Collection) for the flowers and Frayed Leaf for the foliage along with Antique Gold Embossing Powder and gold watercolor splatter. This card base is made from Altenew Spicy Yogurt Cardstock.  I cut a simple mask for the bloom so that I could stamp the foliage to appear behind the flower.


Next I paired one of the sentiments in the set with my favorite Altenew Floral, Beautiful Day.  I used a panel of metallic gold shimmer cardstock with a card base made from True Black Cardstock. The heat embossing for all of my cards today features Antique Gold Embossing Powder. I had a few of these leaves and blooms on my desk that I had previously water colored using Altenew Re-inkers.  The color I used here was Pinkalicious for the blooms.  I love that I can use my Altenew Crisp Inks to watercolor with.  I also really love that Altenew does pastels so well.  Many pastel inks just seem to have a dingy gray or brown cast to them once they are stamped but that is not the case with Altenew Crisp Dye Inks.


I automatically thought of the Painted Butterflies Stamp and Die Bundle each time I stamped this quote, and so I had to get that set out for this next card. I used a piece of Gold Shimmer Cardstock for the background panel that had been embossed with an embossing folder.  The card base is #110 white cardstock. For the inks I used Turquoise with Tide Blue (Deep Blue Seas Collection), Rose Quartz with Puffy Heart (Rose Petals Collection), and Lavender Fields with Deep Iris (Shades of Purple Collection).  The outline images were stamped in Versamark and heat set with Antique Gold Embossing Powder.


And finally, my last card for today uses Altenew Painted Flowers Stamps and Dies. I used Frosty Pink with Coral Berry (Red Cosmos Collection) for the peachy toned rose, Rose Quartz with Puffy Heart (Rose Petal Collection) for the pink rose and the yellow inks are from elsewhere. My card base is made from a light pink cardstock. I am anxious to add Pocketful of Sunshine to my collection of Altenew Crisp Inks (along with today's new color releases) but they were sold out.  I've already placed my order this morning for those along with the new color collections.  Be sure to sign up for the e-mail notification any time something is out of stock so you'll know right away when they are back in stock.  The thing I most love about Altenew inks is that they come in color families so when you are doing multi-step stamping, you don't have to guess what colors to use.  Sometimes I like to stamp outside the realm of normal and expected, but sometimes, I just want to do something easy but still beautiful and the color families do that for me. 

I would be hard pressed to choose a favorite out of today's projects.  I love them all and I am so thrilled to have my first stamp set out there.  I don't know if I will have any other ideas in the future, but I wouldn't hesitate to bring forward an idea again.  There aren't enough words to thank Tasnim for being my illustrator and encouraging me.

I hope you all enjoyed the projects I did today. I have many more coming projects coming to my blog and Instagram over the next few weeks. Since we are building a new home in another state, I haven't had as much time lately to use a couple of "new to me" sets including Build-A-Flower Sakura Blossom and Build-A-Flower Carnation which is set to be delivered in today's mail.
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, February 14th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 2/16/2018.

Altenew is also letting me do a GIVEAWAY of a $30.00 Gift Certificate here on my blog. You must leave a comment here before Midnight on February 11, 2018 to be eligible to win. The winner will be selected and announced on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2018 here on my blog that day!  

Your next stop on the hop is the lovely and talented Therese Calvird.  Can I just say what an absolute thrill it is for me to hop along with so many of the ladies whose work I admire?  Please be sure to hop along and see all of the amazing new products from Altenew's February 2018 Release.  I've included as many links as possible for you to the Altenew Store  and you can find those products by simply clicking the link in the highlighted words.  Don't forget to comment on this post and on the Altenew Card and/or Scrapbook Blog to be eligible for the giveaways.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  It means the world to me when you do!  The supplies I've used are linked below for your convenience (affiliate links may be used).



Altenew Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder
Altenew Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder
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Altenew Deep Blue Seas Mini Cube Set
Altenew Deep Blue Seas Mini Cube Set
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Altenew Deep Blue Seas Oval Ink Pad Set
Altenew Deep Blue Seas Oval Ink Pad Set
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Altenew February 2018 Mini Cube Bundle
Altenew February 2018 Mini Cube Bundle
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Altenew Green Fields Mini Cube Collection
Altenew Green Fields Mini Cube Collection
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Altenew Green Meadows Collection
Altenew Green Meadows Collection
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Altenew Pocketful of Sunshine Mini Cube Collection
Altenew Pocketful of Sunshine Mini Cube Collection
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Altenew Red Cosmos Mini Cube Collection
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Altenew Red Cosmos Oval Collection
Altenew Red Cosmos Oval Collection
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Altenew Rose Petal Mini Cube Collection
Altenew Rose Petal Mini Cube Collection
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Altenew Spicy Yogurt Cardstock
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Altenew Sweet Dreams Collection
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Altenew Tea Party Collection
Altenew Tea Party Collection
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Altenew Wings of Hope Bundle
Altenew Wings of Hope Bundle
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Altenew Wings of Hope Die Set
Altenew Wings of Hope Die Set
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Altenew Wings of Hope Stamp Set
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146 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Vicki! How exciting to see your vision come to life! Thank you for sharing your sweet stories of why this set means so much to you. What a sweet friend you are! That's why I love this industry so much! Congrats again!!!❤❤❤

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  2. Good for you for going for it! It’s beautiful!

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  3. Beautiful cards. Love all the gold!!!

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  4. What a wonderful story and congratulations. That set is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  5. I love this set!! I totally bought it <3 Thanks so much for sharing about it!

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  6. Gorgeous cards! Beautiful stories of friendship! Fabulous new stamp images and sentiments! Congratulations on your first set being released!

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  7. Congratulations Vicki...so happy to see one of your dreams come to light! Your cards are absolutely stunning and I love the sentiments!! I have a dear friend battling ALS and these sentiments would be perfect! Like you, I have been sending a card a week for almost 2 years now to encourage and lift her spirits, and I know she will love these sentiments. Congrats again!! 😊

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  8. Your cards are mini works of art! I love how you highlited the sentiment and embellished with the floral stamps.

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  9. Beautiful cards and a great use of the new colors. A great release.

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  10. beautiful cards. I love the sentiments in this set.

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  11. What gorgeous cards. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  12. awesome cards - very distinctive and gorgeous;)

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  13. these new encouragement sentiments are so great and love how you've used them on your beautiful cards.

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  14. Oh, Vicki, thanks for sharing your designing story!! So happy to see that it came to its fruition!! This stamp set's sentiment is so needed and perfect. Who doesn't love Emily Dickinson?? I sure hope that you continue to design! Congratulations!

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  15. Your cards are gorgeous and what a beautiful, encouraging story. You did an amazing job with the stamp set

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  16. Congratulations!!! What an honor to have your words made into stamps. Just lovely. Your projects are beautiful and so meaningful. And definitely needed. My sister battled breast cancer and I made her and her chemo pals tons of cards of encouragement, but they were just the usual sentiments. I would have loved to have had your stamps to say just the right things. So thank you for your perseverance and inspiration. Just a wonderful new release.

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  17. Beautiful cards and congratulations and thank you for sharing your story with us! Love love love this stamp set with the beautiful sentiments!

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  18. Beautiful sentiments Vicki! Congratulations on having this come together with such a Great Company:) My favorite is the one about being one phone call away! My mom is fighting a cancer battle and so often all it takes IS a phone call to get her mindset back in-line where HOPE is the victor and not fear!

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  19. Such beautiful cards Vicki! What an amazing collaboration! Love that your idea came to life!

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  20. Super beautiful cards!! Love your work :) Thanks for sharing your inspirations with us :)

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  21. Love this stamp set and your cards are so pretty!

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  22. Love your story and the stamp set. Your cards are great and I like that you used an older set with it too.

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  23. Congratulations! Very nice story. I love the sentiment "i'm here for you..." the most. Love your cards, the butterfly is my favorite. That set is my 2nd favorite from Altenew.

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  24. Oh fabulous, Vicki! Congratulations! The sentiments are lovely, so poignant and full of encouragement. Beautiful cards today, but then they always are! So happy for you, you are an amazingly talented designer! Hugs!

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  25. This stamp set is a dream! I love how the perfect sentiments to go with our pretty layered cards. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  26. I am so sorry your wonderful stamp set was created for such a sad way. Illness is such a their. Steals our loved ones away and our time. Your set is beautiful. I did not get the chance to order it this time as I ran out of money. Butthe entiments see so great. It will be on my list of future wants

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  27. Altenew has done it again! What a wonderful release with beautiful sentiments and my favourite Sewn With Love stamp and die set. Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

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  28. Beautiful cards with such empowering words.

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  29. Thank you for having the courage to present your ideas to Tasnim thus allowing us all to enjoy this very special stamp set. A must have!

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  30. What a beautiful set of cards and story! I love it.... So heart warming.

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  31. Lovely cards. The big floral is fabulous!

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  32. Your cards are lovely! Thank you for creating a set that helps express our thoughts for people going through difficult times. What a blessing!

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  33. So pretty and inspirational.

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  34. The butterflies are my fave! Love the accompanying sentiments!

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  35. Gorgeous cards, and the Wings of Hope set is one of my favorites!

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  36. Really beautiful cards with an inspirational stamp set! Thanks for sharing your creativity and positive message!

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  37. Lovely, elegant cards! Love that butterfly/Wings of Hope set. Those sentiments are wonderful!

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  38. I am so happy for you Vicki!! Congratulations on your collaboration with Altenew! The stamp set is gorgeous and the sentiments really touching! And of course all of your projects are just stunning!

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  39. Thanks for sharing your story !!

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  40. I absolutely love your quotes for this set! It’s really nice how it ties in to using it with previously released Altenew stamp sets ! I’m so excited to get this one!

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  41. Your cards are so special, thanks for your talents in design and layout. You are an inspiration. The new releases from Altenew are wonderful!

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  42. Your designing the Wings of Hope set and it being released now is so special to me! My sister recently had a stroke and is in ICU now recovering and I can’t wait to get my hands on this set so I can fill her room with cards! She can’t have flowers in her room but cards are acceptable! So I will need to mix cards and your sentiments will definitely boost her morale! Your butterfly card is just stunning!

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  43. Congratulations Vicky - it's good to have quotes/sentiments that can encourage, uplift and support the people we care for and love - I love the one starting with "I'm here for you..." great job in getting this collaboration with Altenew

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  44. Oh my sweet friend - what a gorgeous sentiment of stamps - which I know will be touching the lives of soooo many people. You are reaching right into the heart of many who struggle with the right thing to say - yet you and I know - there is no right thing. Instead there is simply - a note, a card, a sentiment of friendship, hugs, empathy and more. Your stamps will be cherished by the wonderful work of card makers! (((hugs)))

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  45. This is a beautiful set! I often make cards to encourage others and these sentiments will be a wonderful addition to my stamps. I have loved the caterpillar saying for a long time. Thank you for bringing your vision to life!

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  46. Wow! STUNNING! Love the designs, love the gold, LOVE them all ♥

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  47. Simply beautiful! I love the stamp set.

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  48. These are all gorgeous!! The gold is the perfect accent for these beautiful flowers!

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  49. Love the gold in all your cards. It really makes them classy and oh so beautiful. thanks for sharing.

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  50. What a big heart you have always had Vicki and it shows through your passion for making beautiful cards! ❣️I’m so proud of you and your accomplishments! ❣️ I t always made my day to get your sweet cards. Love them and you friend! 💓

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  51. Beautiful cards and I love the sentiments

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  52. Fabulous, stunning cards. Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration.

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  53. Dear Vicki, Todays newsletter was uplifting--Wings of Hope stamp set is a must for every card maker--you have given us the words when they are needed for our cards of hope. Am so happy for you that your dream has come to be and is being shared with all. I thank you. Hugs and smiles, Reva

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  54. Congrats on creating such a beautiful stamp set and your inspiration really makes it shine!

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  55. Your cards are so beautiful!! I love that you played a part in the creation of the Wings of Hope stamp set!!

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  56. Lovely cards Vicki. Thanks for sharing!

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  57. Such beautiful cards:) congratulations on your creation of the wings of hooe stamp set. Love this release from Altenew.

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  58. Elegant! So pretty! Love your cards!

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  59. Beautiful cards, beautiful quotes, beautiful
    coloring. Love the gold embossing.

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  60. Beautiful cards, I love all the gold embossing!

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  61. Awesome release! Wings of Hope is a wonderful set! Thank you for the inspiration :)

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  62. The simple images...the beautiful poetry...they make this my favorite.

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  63. Loved reading your story, written from your heart! Your commitment has come to fruition! Thank you for all the card inspiration, I'm hooked you have a new fan and follower. Your last card with Painted Flowers is my favorite - hard to choose, they are all beautiful

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  64. If I received one of these cards, I'd have to put it in a frame! These are some of the best sentiments I have seen - so glad for how they came together!

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  65. This is such a wonderful release. The new ink colors are gorgeous. I loved your projects, and was excited to see one using Painted Butterflies -- I have this set and I'm thrilled to have a new way to use it.

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  66. Beautiful cards and sentiments. thanks for helping to create this set.
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  67. Very nice, love butterflys and the sentiment is just perfect. I love the new release and your project. Thanks for sharing.

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  68. Very nicely done. Well said.. beautiful cards.

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  69. Wonderful cards. I'm sure your friend was touched each time she received one of your beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your cards and story with us.

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  70. Such beautiful cards & sentiments! Love your inspiration!

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  71. Vickie! This is so cool! I love that you helped create this great set! Encouragement cards are among my favorite to make! Congratulations!

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  72. Beautiful card! I absolutely love the sewn with love stamp and die. This is a great release!

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  73. Just when I think I don't need another stamp set, something like this comes along...

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  74. I love all the wonderful floral cards ! And the colors you picked are so pretty, too!

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  75. Thank you so much for being the inspiration behind this wonderful stamp set! And I love the cards that you made with it. Just wonderful!

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  76. Another amazing release from Altenew! Just beautiful

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  77. Your cards are gorgeous and your sentiments/quotes are stunning and beautiful. Thanks for thinking of others.

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  78. WOW! Stunning Works of Art! Well Done! Great Job!

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  79. this is a great release and your cards are fun. thanks as always for sharing.

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  80. Thank you for the amazing cards. I too am having to pray for 4 friends who are going through rough medical problems One is my sister. I must have this set. It is hard to write from my heart. My words don't always express what I want to say. This set will help.

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  81. So pretty - these are truly works of art!!

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  82. Vicki, your cards ARE al beautiful and I love the sentiments. I am so proud of you for taking the step to bring your idea to fruition. Your story really touched my heart as I know how you felt when you wanted/needed those sentiments for your dear friends. My sister's husband recently collapsed while playing hockey only to learn he had a brain aneurysm. After 3 surgeries in under 2 weeks, he is back home recuperating. However, throughout this past 3 weeks, I have felt so helpless and wanted to send a card but had no sentiments to say what I wanted to say....Thanks so much for sharing and bringing a much needed set to market and Altenew is a wonderful place to find it!

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  83. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your story behind this stamp set design. The sentiments are so meaningful!

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  84. Beautiful florals and love these new sentiments!

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  85. Your cards are beautiful and I am glad you crafting to delivery hope, joy and positive thoughts as folks encounter challenging health issue. Blessing!!!

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  86. Lovely cards! Beautiful flowers and butterflies!

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  87. Beautiful cards! Congrats on designing this wonderful and very special stamp set!

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  88. This is a lovely stamp set you've designed! Such beautiful sentiments- my favorite being the one about the caterpillar becoming a butterfly! It's such a wonderful message of hope and encouragement.

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  89. You have designed an amazing sentiment set, Vicki. Your cards are just beautiful and work so well with the sentiments! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  90. I love that you created this set. So many times I wished I had something like it. You are so inspiring. I think it was the right choice to g ahead and make it come to life. Great collaberation.

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  91. Happy congratulations, Vicki!! How exciting for you to see your design come to life!!
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  92. Congratulations on an idea beautifully conceived and executed. I have been in the place of needing those exact quotes for myself and also needing them to pass along to others. Thank you for this wonderful idea.

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  93. Lovely cards using that set of beautiful sentiments. Each one would be a beautiful wall decor!

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  94. Love this stamp set and your cards!

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  95. Fabulous projects. Love your gold accents. Thanks for the inspiration today

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  96. Congratulations, Vicki, on your first Stamp set! Where has it been all my life? This is a much-needed set, and your cards are stunning...as usual. You are the Queen of gold!

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  97. your set is beautiful. the sentiments are so needed!! Congratulations I hope to see more of your sets.

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  98. Vicki, that’s fantastic! Congratulations! Love this set, and your creations, too!

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  99. Vicki, your cards are so lovely. Your blog sharing is truly inspiring. Thanks!

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  100. I love hearing the stories behind the stamps, so thank you for sharing! Sympathy cards are definitely the hardest for me (and I think many others) to make, so I love how much thought and care you put into this set. It's very special, and I appreciate you putting it together and for Tasnim and Altenew being willing to make it. I can't think that sympathy sets would be the best sellers, but they are so needed. All of your cards are so lovely, and they really show off the set gorgeously. Thank you!

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  101. I saw your post on PTI forum. WoW! Congrats on the set! How exciting. And I do agree with you. Sometimes you need more than just in sympathy. I haven't even given a card out with that as it seems to canned and not at all sympathetic. what a great set. And your cards are amazing!

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  102. Stamps like these are really needed in our crafty world & I love this set. So many people, including my husband, have cancer & these uplifting words really help. Thank you!

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  103. Lovely cards, lovely sentiments and lovely story!

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  104. That's a beautiful set, and I love how inspirational the sentiments are.. Thanks for sharing these lovely cards!

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  105. Great cards thanks for sharing your talent with us

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  106. Vicki you did a beautiful job with Wings of Hope. Your cards are awesome. Thanks for sharing your gift and for the inspiration. This is a much needed stamp for all !

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  107. These are just stunning. And the sentiments from that set are definitely a must have.

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  108. Thank you for sharing your story. Wings Of Hope has been shown in the blog hop to be very versatile and the sentiments are beautiful and things many of us can make use of often.

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  109. Thank you so much for creating this versatile, heartfelt and comforting set! I love each sentiment and will be using this set often! As a three time Cancer Warrior any time I hear that someone has cancer I send cards to them and their families because I know that this nasty disease doesn’t just knock the patient for a loop.
    I am so glad that you and Tasnim came together to create this! Your cards are beautiful and I can’t wait to get started on cards to send out! TFS!

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  110. Congratulations Vicki!! What a lovely set and such thoughtful sentiments. Very happy you get to see a dream realized and bless others at the same time as I'm sure anyone receiving a card made with these lovely stamps will find it a treasure.

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  111. Beautiful cards! Such a gorgeous stamp set!

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  112. Oh, I just love that butterfly card and sentiment.. Add that to my growing list :) Lovely cards and great release

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  113. Hi Vicki, loved all your cards. Aren't the new stamp pad colours gorgeous? Also am loving this new release - off to the poorhouse for me AGAIN! Lol. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  114. Thank you for sharing your story! This set has beautiful images and sentiments and your cards are equally beautiful!

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  115. I love how you've created cards that focus on these wonderfully uplifting sentiments! Beautifully done!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  116. Love those first 2 cards! Beautiful!

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  117. What an amazing story, Vicki! Thank you for coming up with words that can help us encourage others with our creations. Your tenderness for your hurting friends is now going to be bringing love and compassion to so many other people. Pretty amazing story! Thank you for putting together such an AMAZING set - and thanks Altenew for making it happen! :)

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  118. Beautiful cards! I love the sentiments you used.

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  119. These are stunning! I'm a sucker for great sentiment sets and these are beautiful!

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  120. Your cards are stunning! And the sentiments are so beautiful. Love your stamp set!

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  121. Your card Wings of Hope really touched my heart as I lost my best friend when she lost her battle with breast cancer. She had two different types of breast cancer one bad and the other almost no chance of survival. I keep Julia with me wherever I go so when I saw your card I absolutely loved it. Bust gorgeous!

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  122. Gorgeous cards, Vivky! I LOVW your Wings of Hope stamp set - A must have, for sure!

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  123. Love your gold embossing on each card. Elegant cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  124. Congratulations on your 'Wings of Hope' set - it is awesome. The sentiments are so powerful and could be so poignant in so many instances. Your creations are beautiful and so inspiring !

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  125. Congratulations Vicky on a great set. The sentiments are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your stories of friendship and how you lifted spirits in time of need.

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  126. There are so many people around me going through some difficult circumstances. I was so happy to see these sentiments in the new collection. How wonderful to have your own encouraging words made into stamps!

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  127. Thank you so very much for sharing these beautiful sentiments with us. I have some friends going through rough times right now and these will bring a smile to their faces.

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  128. Beautiful cards...These cards will make the recipient happy...

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  129. These cards are absolute beauties!

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  130. Just beautiful - & for sharing your story......thanks so much!

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  131. Gorgeous stamp set Vicki!! Congratulations on your design!! the sentiments are beautiful and so heartfelt. this is sure to be a popular set. Very well done!!
    Your cards are all absolutely stunning too, I love the flowers and butterflies with the gold embossing, very pretty :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  132. what beautiful ispirational and encouragement cards, I love them

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