Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Altenew A Year in Review Blog Hop


Hello everyone! 
Today I'm participating in a special blog hop hosted by Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop
If you came from amazingly talented Marika Rahtu's blog, you are right on track. If not, please start over at Altenew blog to get all the information about the hop and not to miss any stop! 

I'm feeling so honored to be part of this hop with so many talented crafters I admire. I was so excited as May asked me if I could join in. Who would say no to this wonderful opportunity to say crafty goodbye to 2016!!! 

I've chosen 8 cards I've made using Altenew stamps throughout the year of 2016. It's a great pleasure for me to share them here with you. I'll add the link to the original post (please click the month above the picture) along with a short description about each card. 
So let's get started! 


This card was made using Vintage Flowers stamp set and black magic technique. It was my first attempt with this technique and I'm still loving it. I stamped the floral image in white pigment ink on a black cardstock and colored it using Prismacolor colored pencils. The sentiment is from Beautiful Day stamp set. 



Blue floral image colored with colored pencils on kraft is one of my favorite ways to creat a card. I made this one using Beautiful Day stamp set for the floral arrangement and Halftone Hello for the sentiment. I love how the leaves turned out. They were colored mainly by adding shadows around them.



I love to play with alcohol inks, especially coloring heat embossed floral images by dripping the ink. This card  was the result of my very first try with this technique and I was so happy about that. If you want to try this technique I would suggest to use bold and big floral images like Magnolias for her which I used here.



Next card was made with spotlighting or highlighting technique. I chose for this card the Peony Bouquet stamp set.  My spotlight is falling on the part where I heat embossed the flowers in white on vellum. The coloring was done on the back of the vellum panel using Tombow markers.



This card had the honor to be picked at the May Inspiration Challenge by Altenew. It is an one layer card on which I tried to make a partially colored alcohol ink background using masking fluid. The flower from the Best Mom stamp set was gold heat embossed and colored opaque using yellow acrylic paint. 



After the summer break when I couldn't make cards due to family trip and move, I had an idea to make a shaker card with spotlighting technique. I used again the branch with blooms from Best Mom stamp set for this card.  I gold heat embossed it on the card front and on the shaker window as well and colored it using alcohol ink on the back of acetate.  



This card  is featuring a floral arrangement made using Beautiful Day Stamp set. The images were watercolored. I actually am not a watercolor person. But I was very happy with how this turned out. I followed the direction that Marika Rahtu showed once on her video. 



The last card , this was made after I've got the invitation for this blog hop from May. So it is my big thanks to her and Altenew for having me in this blog hop!!! I silver heat embossed the flowers and leaves from Adore You stamp set and colored them using alcohol ink. I love the bold and vibrant colors of alcohol ink.


-----  PROMOTION  -----
Altenew is running a special shipping promotion. Make sure to enter the code at checkout to take advantage of this special deal! 
Offer ends Friday, December 30th at 11:59 pm EST. (Retail orders only. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other coupon codes.)


----- GIVEAWAY -----
  • Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. You have until Wednesday, January 4th at 11:59 PM ET to enter, and the winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Friday, January 6th.
  • I will also choose one winner from comments left on this post who will receive one of my cards showcased here. Please leave a comment on this blog post by Wednesday, January 4th at 11:59 PM ET for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on this post on Thursday, January 5th.

----- Winner of my card (Edited to add) ----- 
 via Random Number Generator

Thank you so much for your lovely and encouraging comments!!! I enjoyed reading all of them! 

Congratulations Ericka! Please email me at taeeun.yoo@gmail.com with your mailing info! 



----- HOP ALONG -----
Next on the hop is so very talented Anna Kossakovskaya. Below is the complete blog hop list.

TaeEun Yoo <-- You are here.


Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I wish you all a happy new year overflowing with love and laughter!
Happy hopping!

Hugs,
TaeEun


204 comments:

  1. Totally swooning over your gorgeous cards and your incredible coloring... Absolutely love your work..Each of your card is Amazing

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  2. Elegant, colorful, creative, and simply beautiful! Thank you and keep inspiring in 2017!

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  3. Beautiful cards! Loved the January card what a neat technique, black magic, I will have to try that. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. What a beautiful collection of cards. I love each and every one of them, just as I did the first time I saw them throughout the year!

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  5. I cannot think of a more beautiful way to say goodbye to 2016 than this, TaeEun! OH my would I love to see another of your gorgeous cards in my craftroom ... what a prize that would be!! Thank you for your generous, and darling, heart ...
    =] Michele

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  6. Your sense of color is perfectly paired with these lovely stamp sets! Gorgeous!

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  7. You've designed incredibly gorgeous cards this year; how wonderful to see some of your favorites reviewed. The September shaker, especially, catches my eye! Spending time at your blog has been a highlight for me in 2016; looking forward to more visits and inspiration in 2017. Receiving a card from you would be marvelous!
    ~carol

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  8. Beautiful cards, TaeEun! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Fantastic cards! Love them all..

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  10. your cards are always so gorgeous TaeEun - and even tho i've received cards from you i'd love to add to my collection!!!

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  11. Your cards are gorgeous!!!! Love them all and Altenew:)

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  12. Your cards are gorgeous. I love the cards with the torn edges.

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  13. All of these cards are gorgeous but the Magnolias with alcohol inks card is out of this world.

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  14. Wow! Amazing colours and techniques. Stunning cards!

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  15. Sooo pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Such pretty designs! Love the different techniques. Thanks for the inspiration.

    cassandracauble at yahoo dot com

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  17. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Stunning use of color and technique. Beautiful stylings. Would be honored to win one of your cards. Happy New Year!

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  18. What a fabulous selection of cards TaeEun and they are all so pretty and well designed. I hope we see lots more of your beautiful work during 2017. x

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  19. ALL gorgeous TaeEun but as much as I love the Peony Bouquet, I have to say your Feb. card draws my attention. Just fabulous work!

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  20. I am in love with the January card! It catches my eye!

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  21. These cards are absolutely masterful! They are just wonderful! I can't choose between March and May as my favourites.

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  22. Wow!
    So many fun techniques! I love them all!

    I wish you a Happy New Crafty Year!
    Hugs,
    Erika

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  23. I am so glad you didn't ask me to pick a favorite. You just opened the door to way too many different mediums to play with! These are just beautiful. Thank you so much.

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  24. OK. January, February, April and September. That's as much narrowing down as I can do. All beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration in 2016. Looking forward to all the fun in 2017.

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  25. Oh my goodness. The cards are beautiful. I am just subscribing to your blog.

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  26. Beautiful, beautiful cards, TaeEun, and that final Thank You card is stunning!

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  27. gorgeous cards, love the bold colours.

    Fi
    x

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  28. All of these are gorgeous! I especially love the first one the most though! I haven't tried the black magic technique yet but I think this is the push I needed to just do it!! Thank you for the inspiration and sharing your lovely creations with me!

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  29. your floral coloring is beautiful regardless of the medium!

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  30. Beautiful cards. Such colorful flowers!

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  32. I love the stunning combination of colors on your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  33. These cards are all so beautiful. I especially love the November card.

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  34. Absolutely stunning! I love how you color with alcohol inks, what a beautiful impact!

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  35. Beautiful cards, love the spotlighting techniques.

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  36. I simply love your work with Alcohol inks and Altenew!

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  37. What a fun blog hop! I always get inspired by seeing all of the wonderful creations.

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  38. Oh wow, your cards are stunning! Thanks for sharing in this great blog hop!!

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  39. Lovely cards Tae. Your coloring is amazing. Great techniques with the pretty flowers. Happy New Year!

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  40. Love your cards! My favorite is your September shaker card.

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  41. Love your cards! You do such beautiful coloring!

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  42. Gorgeous cards! I especially love the one using alcohol inks--bold and beautiful!

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  43. All of your cards are so unique. I have to go with March as my fave. It's simply stunning!

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  44. Oh my goodness this blog hop is amazing at each blog I am blown away by the talent.....love, love, love the colouring and amazing cards you have created TaeEun. I look forward to seeing more of your work in 2017. Have a lovely day. Cheers Donna Z :)

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  45. What an amazing array of cards - love every one of them!

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  46. Wowsers what fantastic cards you have created! love them!

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  47. These are beautiful colors and layouts, TaeEun! Very inspiring.

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  48. Gorgeous! No way to pick a favorite among these beauties!

    Happy new year!

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  49. love the beautiful day in the pretty blue color. it really stands out

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  50. Thank you, Tae Eun. I love your September card using the Best Mom set. It is elegant with the combination of alcohol ink and gold embossing and inking. Just lovely

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  51. All the cards are really beautiful!My favorite though is the perfectly wonderful (april)!

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  52. Love your coloring! Stunning cards.

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  53. What a lovely assortment of cards. Fabulous use of colours!

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  54. Absolutely gorgeous cards! I am intrigued by some of the techniques you used. The results are amazing & I am going to check out each card post to see how they were done. I loved them all!

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  55. Beautiful cards!! September was my fav!! Happy New Year!!

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  56. All beautiful but September is my favorite too!

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  57. Very creative floral card designs.

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  58. Your coloring has amazing depth and dimension.

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  59. LOVE the card with the spotlight technique and Peony Bouquet!

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  60. These florals are absolutely stunning! My favorite are the alcohol ink magnolias.

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  61. your take on April's spotlight card was different than anything I'd seen to take and I'm lovin' it; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

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  62. Beautiful card designs; gorgeous colors and style.

    joybird1223(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. Terrific, colorful cards. I think the last one is my favorite...it looks quite tropical.

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  64. Gorgeous cards! Since my birthday is in February I loved that blue flower...may favorite color.

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  65. Beautiful vivid colors with outline embossing. I love that look. Have never done that, but will try it to see if I can create something similar. Thank you for your cards.

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  66. They are all lovely but March is my favorite.

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  67. Wow, all your cards are works of art! Love them all!

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  68. Stunning projects. Thank you for all of the wonderful inspiration. I hope 2017 bring you joy.

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  69. Gorgeous cards and so many to love and remember during this year... thank you for sharing your talent..

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  70. Your cards are so vibrant. Love them.

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  71. Your work is outstanding! Such beautiful cards.

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  72. I particularly enjoy seeing alcohol inked cards featured amongst your faves. I just don't see enough of those. Of course, all my attempts with alcohol ink end up in the trash, but I still love playing with them!

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  73. What beautiful cards! It is hard to pick a favorite but I think your September card would be my pick:)

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  74. loved your cards - great projects!

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  75. I am totally over the moon excited for this blog hop I have totally been needing new ideas for my alter new stamps I bought 10 new packages a few months back and have been stumped on what type of new flower cards to make so this is absolutely amazing thank you so much for the beautiful inspiration!!!!!

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  76. Lovely cards and great inspiration. Love the use of strong colours.

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  77. What a gorgeous collection of cards :) Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers and Happy New Year
    Preety

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  78. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful set of cards.
    Cheers
    Lisa

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  79. Beautiful cards. I look forward to following your work in 2017. Happy New Year!

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  80. Gorgeous cards!! Love blog hops and the inspiration. I will be spending the day (maybe several days!!) in my craft room. Thank you for sharing :)

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  81. All these cards are lovely. My favorite is the vintage flowers with the black magic technique

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  82. Lovely cards, thanks for sharing

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  83. I love the idea of revisiting the cards of the year! And with the hope, it gives me a chance to see so many that I missed!

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  84. I just discovered Altenew stamps this year and I am in love with them. I like how the layering stamps look so real.

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  85. Your cards are so beautiful! I love them all!

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  86. Your cards are stunning! I especially love the Card from March.

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  87. Love your cards and will be trying to duplicate some of your techniques. I hope mine will turn out half as beautiful as your did.

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  88. The alcohol ink techniques are absolutely stunning. I love how vibrant the colours turned out.

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  89. Love the shaker card and the blue spotlight card is beautiful too. I am now inspired to try alcohol inks. Thanks for your inspiration.

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  90. Beautiful cards. My favorite is November.

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  91. What a treat to walk through a year of beautiful TaeEun cards. I'm so glad I'm privileged to have one of my own.

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  92. All beautiful cards ! I Especially love the April's one.

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  93. Oh so gorgeous!
    I love the cards
    from March, April
    and September.
    Carla from Utah

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  94. January and February are my favorites.
    the blue in February just jumps off the
    page. thanks for sharing so many
    wonderful projects.
    Happy new Year

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  95. Love them all. I can't choose one favorite. I love the alcohol ink based cards. Very nice.

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  96. Wonder color combinations on all of your cards.

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  97. Your cards are lovely! I especially like the card for March!

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  98. These are all gorgeous. March is my favorite but that was a hard decision.Very impressive!

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  99. Wow you have such an amazing talent for creating gorgeous cards. thanks for sharing:)

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  100. WOW love the February card with the colored pencils, someday I will get there with my pencils. Oh and the November card with the watercolor...beautiful!

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  101. All of these cards are stunning but my favourite is the September card, it's beautiful. Have a great 2017.

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  102. What great effects with those alcohol incs - looks like stained glass - thanks for sharing!

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  103. OMG how did i miss the black magic technique, it is stunning and one of my favorites, thank you for sharing

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  104. WOW! awesome cards. Love the color combo that you used on them.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  105. great design and color choices - lovely cards

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  106. Your color blending is beautiful!!!

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  107. I love your cards because of the surprising color choices that work so well. The shading and blending and different backgrounds make your cards stand out from the crowd!

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  108. I love the vellum spotlight! Wow...just amazing!

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  109. Amazing inspiration on this hope! So many fabulous cards! Love the shaker cards and vellum spotlight!

    Sammibug in Ohio

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  110. I am just going to say....you know how I feel about ALL of these! HUGS! :)

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  111. Thank you for showcasing your wonderful techniques on your cards. I may have to dig out my alcohol inks...you have inspired me to try something new! Altenew stamps are perfect for all of your techniques.

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  112. Oh I love the alcohol background and flowers!

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  113. These are really beautiful! I love the magnolias with the embossing and alcohol inks - I'm going to have to try that.

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  114. Gorgeous cards, especially that shaker one!

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  115. Amazing collection of cards! Thank you for sharing them with us.

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  116. Every one of these cards is gorgeous! Your flowers are amazing! I especially love the magnolia with your use of alcohol inks.

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  117. I really like your cards, my favorite is the September Birthday shaker card.

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  118. ✨Beautiful! ✩ ♡🌟 Love the elegance of the december card 😊

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  119. i like the layers of your beautiful cards.

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  120. A stunning array of cards! Your use of alcohol inks for colouring looks fabulous!

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  121. Being asked to be part of the hop is a well deserved honor, TaeEun! I LOVE your choice of cards...as always, your coloring and designs bring all of these beautiful flowers to life, and it was great fun seeing them again in one post!
    Wishing you the happiest New Year! Hugs, Barb

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  122. Yes, I remember seeing several of your masterpieces! Thanks for all the inspiration, your cards are fabulous!

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  123. Fabulous assortment of cards. My fave is the magnolias colored with alcohol inks. I will have to give this technique a try.

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  124. Beautiful cards love the colors and the layouts are great especially the one with the torn vellum, great idea!

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  125. Beautiful cards. So colorful. I will have to try the alcohol inks.

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  126. Love all your creations and so much of inspiration everytime I see them. Thanks for sharing TaeEun/Jan

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  127. Beautiful cards, TaeEun! I love how the flowers float on air! So colorful!
    Happy New Year!
    Michele

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  128. Beautiful cards, love your work with the alcohol inks!

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  129. Of course these are gorgeous, I love your backgrounds!

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  130. Gorgeous cards, love the vibrancy with the alcohol inks especially!

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  131. I love your vibrant colors and I love your pretty cards! Can't wait to start stamping!!

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  132. I love the color you get with alcohol ink although I have never used it myself. I am beginning to wonder if that is not another thing I need to "jump" into. Oh my, where will it end - I guess at the bottom of my pocketbook.

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  133. You are SO SO SO amazing!!! I loved each and every card. So very artistic!

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  134. Thanks for sharing your stunning cards! They are all so, so beautiful. The spotlighting technique is wonderfully shown in your card. Happy new year!!

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  135. Beautiful work. All of them are gorgeous.

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  136. They are all truly spectacular,but your March card is over the top WOW. I'm definately going to try this technique.

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  137. Your cards are very inspiring!!!

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  138. Beautiful! I am intrigued by your use of alcohol inks. TFS, and happy 2017.

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  139. Jaw dropping! The blue on craft is absolutely fantastic - what a showcase of talent. Happy new year!!

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  140. Gorgeous cards! Love the contrast of colors. Thanks for sharing!

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  141. Beautiful florals. Thank you for sharing your talents.

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  142. Beautiful cards! Love your coloring with pencils.

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  143. Gorgeous cards! Love your colouring & alcohol ink techniques! 🙂

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  144. Such great cards. Loving the use of alcohol inks.

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  145. Your cards are beautiful, the flower are beautiful.

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  146. Stunning colors and designs.

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  147. Fantastic cards, simply gorgeous

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  148. You never fail to inspire TaeEun!

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  149. Every card is so amazing and so inspiring I just want to try every technique. Especially the cards with alcohol ink, I am especially eager to learn how to paint only the inside of the flowers with it. Thanks for sharing!

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  150. Love your beautifully elegant CAS cards!

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  151. Absolutely gorgeous! The card from March is breathtaking with the magnolia flowers and bold colors! WOW!

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  152. Each one of these is a delight and a treasure! I especially like the genius Perfectly Wonderful design!

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  153. I love ALL of these cards. Your coloring is incredible especially with the alcohol inks. I already follow your blog and love your style. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  154. Such beautiful cards - they all are fabulous!

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  155. Beautiful cards! What a great blog hop! TFS.

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  156. I love all the colors in your cards and especially my favorite color, yellow. I am a person who makes very colorful cards like you and I also love flowers. You're watercoloring is really nice. You're really good at it.
    Your shaker card is really pretty. I like it. I have to see a video on how to make one because I really want to make one so bad! Nobody in my family has ever seen a shaker card before so they will be so excited when they get one.
    I love the blue color of the Hello card. I am so glad I got to see all of your beautiful cards and to win one of your cards and $30 to spend and have fun with.

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  157. Your september card is very amazing, love the shaker box behind !

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  158. Such Beautiful and Innovative Cards! Loved all your cards, not just the ones displayed here, but "'All"'! Thank u so much for the inspiration! Would love to win a card handmade by you!

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  159. The magnolia card is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! Love all your creations!

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  160. Your cards are stunning, TaeEun! I love the striking and vibrant colors! Thank you so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

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  161. Such elegant and pretty cards

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  162. Such gorgeous cards! I wish I was so gifted!!! Thanks so much for all your inspiration and sharing it with us! God bless!

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  163. Love the combination of bright colorful flowers and craft paper, beautiful!

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  164. The blue flowers are just stunning!

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  165. Absolutely gorgeous collection of cards. I really like your pencil colouring, but was totally blown away by your awesome alcohol ink colouring. Thank you for the fabulous inspiration

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  166. Beautiful selection of cards!! Love the colors you choose.

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  167. I am just blown away by April's card - so creative! Happy crafty 2017!
    Kliolessya at yahoo dot com

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  168. Sunning cards, each and everyone of them! This is such an amazing collection, you have such an eye for color and design - thanks so much for sharing and inspiring! Happy 2017!

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  169. Wow.... my jaw hit the floor when I saw your February card. That blue POPS off the card base - so dynamic and lively. Best wishes for a crafty and creative 2017!

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  170. Your card are soooo GORGEOUS and STUNNING! LOVE each of them.

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  171. I am a new visitor to your blog and I really enjoyed seeing your take on some of your cards. I like how you "spotlighted" a number of them. Your color combos were also really gorgeous.

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  172. Beautiful cards! Such inspiration!

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  173. Beautiful cards!! I've never seen cards coloured with alcohol ink before. The colours are so rich and vibrant. Love it! Also, it looks like there are some new techniques I need to try! Thanks for sharing your creations!

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  174. Beautiful cards with beautiful stamps! Love the black magic card xx

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  175. Beautiful!! All your artwork is stunning!

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  176. These are all so beautiful! Your multicolored flowers are stunning!!! Happy New Year!!!

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  177. Your cards are so beautiful! I love how your designs are so unique!

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  178. Stunning cards - they are all gorgeous!!

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