Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sneak Preview - Wishful Elegance

Hey there, Verve Fans! Are you lovin' the previews so far? We have another day packed full of eye candy for you today! This time you get a peek at a new set called Wishful Elegance. So sit back, relax, and enjoy!

From diva Shannan Teubner:

When I first laid eyes on Wishful Elegance, I was so excited to see another background, Verve style! Fresh, elegant, and versatile are all things that you have come to expect from Verve, and this set is no exception. I was inspired by this ribbon (from May Arts) to go with this color combo. I stamped the background in Versamark on Kraft cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder. I then stamped the flower image three times on the main panel, and added the sentiment. I masked the sentiment with a piece of scrap paper and stamped some stems with the stem image from Thankful Blossoms. I then stamped the flower three more times on white cardstock and colored them with Copics, cut them out, and popped them up with dimensionals. Some buttons with twine and a few black accent layers finished off my bright, fun birthday card.


From diva Laurie Schmidlin:

Just when I think I know what my all-time favorite Verve set is....Julee goes and makes another gorgeous set that takes over that fave spot! That is exactly what happened with the new sets that are being released this month!! Wishful Elegance is so versatile, and I can definitely see this becoming my "go-to" set! For my project today, I used the large and small daisy stamp (all colored in with Copics). The photo holder is one that I picked up at JoAnn's in the "dollar bin". Even though it was decorated in a cheer leading theme, I saw possibilities! I took off all of the existing images, repainted it in black, and added my flower images (each side has a different color flower that coordinates with the card). I wanted a curved edge on my card, so I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig and some masking to emboss the Birthday Wishes sentiment along the curved edge. For embellishments, I added a few buttons, some ribbon, & rhinestones.


From diva Susan Liles:

Hello Verve fans! Well, it looks like that genius we all know and love as the Verve-alicious Julee Tilman has done it again! She has come up with some more WOW sets for April! My card for today uses Wishful Elegance. This set covers all the bases from Birthday to Anniversary, to Wedding. It can be dressed up or down to fit any style as well. Here I went for a more "scrappy" look, following a trendy color scheme of black, pinks and aquas. I love how the sentiments are a combination of block letters and script, too. The pattern on the dark pink layer was made with a background stamp included in the set that is so easy to line up to keep everything nice and straight. So if you're "wishing" for a little "elegance", Verve's got you covered this month!



From diva Jackie Pedro:

When I saw this month's new sets I literally swooned!! I don't know how Julee does it month after month, but you are going to swoon, too, when you get a peek at these new sets in their entirety!! When I sat down to create a card with the new set, Wishful Elegance, I was immediately reminded of a sunflower, hence the color combo! The layout I chose is from this week's Sketch For You To Try from Jen del Muro. I layered two of the flowers from the set and added a little chocolate sugar coating glitter to the flower centers to give them some zing. I am always in need of a birthday card so I chose the Birthday Wishes sentiment, but this set is also perfect for anniversaries or weddings! All of the cardstock, designer paper and ribbon is from Papertrey Ink.

And last but not least, welcome our fabulous guest diva Teresa Kline:

Well, I guess you could say this is my favorite Verve release. Not only are the stamps wonderful but, to be designing along side some fabulous talent is a dream come true.
My card base is blush blossom used with SEI Sweet Pea DP. I accented with black, sewing around the bottom panel and tied it with black twill ribbon. The flower blooms are from the new set Wishful Elegance, I luv the way they pop. I colored them with copics R02, YR02, and YR07. I then added glittery blush colored brads to the center. I cut them out and popped them up with glue dots. The stems of the flowers are from an older Verve set called Thankful Blossoms. For me the Wishful Elegance set will be one to remember!

We hope you've enjoyed the sneak peeks of Wishful Elegance! One lucky winner will receive a free Wishful Elegance set...will it be you? All you have to do is leave a comment with your answer to the following question before 8PM Eastern on Friday, April 17, and we'll draw a winner and post it before the release!

Question: What is your favorite wildflower?

Be sure and check back tomorrow for previews of the final set of the month! In the meantime, if you'd like to win some new Verve Stamps, check out the challenges that Julee is having for release week HERE!

115 comments:

  1. Awesome cards. My favorite wildflowers are Black-Eyed Susans.

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  2. My favourite wildflower is the chinese lantern. It can be dried into an arrangement long after summer is over . It is gorgeous and I believe it is from the poppy family.

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  3. Beautiful samples!

    My favorite wildflower is the California Poppy. Growing up, I was fortunate enough to live very close to an area where thousands of people would visit just to get a glimpse of them.

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  4. These cards look amazing! I would have to say that my favorite wild flower is the Tiger Lily, expecially when it breeds the right way and you get two wonderful petal layers! This set looks fab ladies, just fab!

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  5. Gorgeous stamp set! I love all the samples created with it. My favorite wildflower is the wild tiger lily--I just love seeing that beautiful orange on the side of the highway when I'm driving.

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  6. Gorgeous set & cards!! I think I will go with the Sunflower as my favourite wildflower!

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  7. AMAZING samples, ladies!!! I'm inspired to go stamp right NOW!!! I can't wait to see all of this set. As a kid I always loved to find Queen Anne's Lace to look for that one deep red petal near the center. I always loved the story of how the queen pricked her finger while sewing the lace and that petal is the drop of blood. They are such graceful, elegant flowers, too.

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  8. Great examples and I can't wait to see the rest of the new releases! My favorite wild flower is the Yellow Daisy. It is only found here in our local Stone Mountain Park and it is lovely.

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  9. Gorgeous cards!! My favorite wildflower is tiger lily.

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  10. Wow, those are some amazing example creations. Just beautiful!
    My favorite wild flower is the Colorado Columbine. They are so beautiful sticking up out of the mountain side that you just wanna pick it, but don't, it's the state flower!

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  11. beautiful samples and it looks like an awsome new set. My favorite wild flowere is the black-eyed susan.

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  12. Daisies!! Gerber or just the plain white ones with the yellow centers! That was an easy question - and I LOVE this new set!!

    The DT samples are GORGEOUS!!

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  13. Are sunflowers wild? If so, they're my favorite! :)

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  14. Probably the poppy! My mom calls them weeds but they are so bright and vibrant!!
    FaBULOUS creations ladies. You blew me away, can't wait to get this set!!!

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  15. I really don't know what classifies a flower as a wildflower, but I have always liked black-eyed Susans and daises (one reason I am so excited about this set!). Thanks for the chance to win!

    ~Meredith

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  16. OMGosh! I am so loving these new stamps!! My favorite wildflower is the violet.

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  17. Sweet peas!
    Those are wild, yes? I've only ever seen them growing wild.
    If that's not a wildflower, then definitely daisies. A verry happy flower, indeed. LOL!

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  18. I love lilacs. i love the look, the smell, everything about it!

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  19. Wow! That is such a hard question - I love so many different wildflowers! I'm going to go out on a limb and say Indian Paintbrush. It's such a different type of flower and such a wonderful burst of color! :o)

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  20. You can't go wrong with a flower stamp set! I just love them! Great samples, ladies! My favorite wildflower is the poppy.

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  21. I just love the striking colors of black eyed susans!

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  22. WOW! Great new stamps I can't wait to see them all. My favorite wildflower is the white daisy. My wedding bouquet 31 years ago was yellow roses and white daisies.

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  23. Wow! Those are some gorgeous cards, ladies! My favorite wildflower is the sunflower. It is so beautiful to see a field of them looking towards the sun : )

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  24. Those samples are so beautiful. I can't wait for the new releases. My favorite is the sunflower.

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  25. Here in Sicily practically every field is bursting with wild flowers, you will see an entire mountain glowing in yellow, violet, white or magenta. I have no clue what any of them are called but spring is breathtaking.

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  26. Wow (jaw drop)!
    Well, I am sold on the Wishful Elegance set! Love these samples!!!

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  27. Fabulous cards!!! My favorite wild flowers are Daisies, any color. I love seeing them all along the roads!

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  28. I have to say, the Texas Bluebonnet is gorgeous - I'm starting to see them out now and they don't last long but love love love the color!

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  29. Every one of these cards are just plain amazing! I am in awe of the colors and the wonderful details and the yummy new stamps.

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  30. wow! These are all amazing! I cant think of a wildflower name..love peonies but i dont think they're a wildflower so I just looked up some wildflowers & I like the zinnia's.... Very pretty.

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  31. I really love the Lupin and Columbine that grows wild in the North Cascades Mountains here in the Pacific Northwest! It's beautiful in the summer during hiking trips!

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  32. Well, I don't know if they are considered wild flowers but I adore white daisies.

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  33. I'd have to go with wild Honeysuckle mainly for the scent. It's intoxicating when blooming.
    Thanks for the beautiful peeks ladies!

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  34. I have to say I love Columbine and Poppies - they do not grow wild here - so I need to plant them ....
    thanks for the fun - beautiful art work you have on display!
    Sandra

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  35. Johnny Jump Ups are my favorite--I love how they just jump up here and there once you get them started. We have them in one of our cabin yards and my husband is always wanted to use weed and feed on that yard and get rid of them but I love them so much--each year I talk him out of it and they get thicker and thicker. One of these years I am going to lose, but until then I am going to enjoy them.

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  36. The Lupine! It grows in ditches and on hill sides around here. It is a tall spikey plant with blooms of purple, pink and white. They are beautiful.

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  37. I love daisies, such a happy flower. If I didn't name my daughter Lily, she would've been Daisy!

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  38. Living in Texas, I think I'd get kicked out of the state if I didn't say Bluebonnets. But I do adore these beautiful Spring flowers.

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  39. Can't wait for the release! all of these cards are beautiful! And Laurie I love your photo cube and card, what a great gift! I am always looking for something that would make a nice hostess gift or a little something to brighten someones day and that would certainly do it!
    My favorite wildflower is a daisy.
    Bright and cheery!

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  40. Beautiful projects ladies. I am loving the new releases.
    My fav wildflower would be the Buttercup.

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  41. Wonderful artwork ladies...as usual.. My favorite is bluebonnets.

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  42. These designs are very stunning. This set is a must have. My favorite wild flower is the Day Lily.

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  43. I'm sure enjoying the sneak peeks... this set looks like a winner! How can you go wrong with Julee's wonderful flower images and background stamps! My favorite wild flower is probably the sunflower. It's hard to choose because I haven't ever met a flower I didn't love. LOL

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  44. It's hard to pick a favorite wildflower, since I love all flowers, but I will say the Daisy. Fabulous samples ladies!

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  45. this is a beautiful new set but of course I would expect nothing less from Verve. I guess my favorite wildflower is a sunflower because that is my dh's favorite flower of all so it reminds me of him :).

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  46. I CAN'T wait until Thursday!!! My favorite wildflower is the Bluebonnet - state flower of Texas

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  47. I never see them in the wild here, but I love daisies - so many different colors!

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  48. I like sunflowers!! This is a must have set!! Love all the peeks!!

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  49. I have to say my favorite wildflower I do not consider a wildflower but my firends disagree. I love daisies!

    Robbie

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  50. Gosh I have no idea on the names. I really love all kinds of flowers and colors, so any I see are ohhed and ahhed over LOL!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  51. Oh my! I am going to love this set, I can just tell! :D Beautiful samples ladies! You blew me away with them!

    As for my favorite wildflower, it is a tie between the Tiger Lily and the Colorado Columbine. Both are absolutely gorgeous!

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  52. These are all beautiful samples.
    My favorite wildflower is a bluebonnet!

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  53. What a fantastic set! My favorite wildflowers are daylilies, because they come in a million different colors.

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  55. Great cards everyone! I love the african daisy! It's vibrant and beautiful!

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  56. It's a toss-up for me - I love both of my states' flowers - sunflowers from Kansas, where I was raised, and bluebonnets from Texas, where I've lived my whole adult life.

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  57. Being from Texas, I have to say my favorite, though short lived wildflowers are bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush!

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  58. My favorite wildflower is probably a wild iris. I grew up in the mountains, and when the wild irises popped up after the snow melted, it finally felt like spring was on it's way. We used to go to a meadow (around 8,500 elevation)near my house every spring to try and catch them blooming!

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  59. I love daylily's but I don't know if they are wildflowers!!

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  60. Dandelions!They are the best! A whole field of them are awesome! They are the pits to get rid of but, when I was a kid we used to have a ball blowing the seeds to the wind! Now I get a kick out of watching my grandsons blow them!

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  61. Oh my gosh....love this set! My favorite wildflowers are actually in bloom right now (they have a rather short season in CA, only about a month) - lupins. The blue color is just gorgeous, and once the rains hit, they carpet the hills around us. Love them!

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  62. Love those daisies; what pretty cards. My favorite wildflowers are cosmos. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  63. I can hardly wait for the new release on Friday. I am loving all of the sneak previews. My favorite wildflower is the Sunflower.

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  64. LOVE the new stamp set!!! And those sample cards are GORGEOUS!! I live in Colorado and the wildflowers here are AMAZING-especially in mid-July. I'd have to say my favorites are Glacier Lilies and Painted Daisies.

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  65. Love all of the cards - and this month's release is the perfect way to turn around a rough week. I don't know if I have a single favorite wildflower - I pretty much like all flowers come spring/summer because I love all of the colors.

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  66. Um....I'm gonna take "I don't know what a wildflower is" for $500 please, Alex. I mean, I know what they look like, but I don't know the names of any. I like the kind that look kind of tall and thin and dried....but in pastels like lavender and pink. Lame answer, I know - but I am so not a nature girl!

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  67. Great cards! My favorite wild flowers are woodland violets.

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  68. Great samples girls, my fave wildflower would have to be the wild bush orchids-just stunning. Don't know if you have anything like them over there but not far from where I live in Western Australia we get some stunners.

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  69. I just love this set! Any set that has a flower always catches my eye. I love the background stamp and all the sentiments I have seen so far. Beautiful cards ladies! My favorite wildflower is a sunflower.

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  70. What an inspiration these cards have been - I can't wait to see the whole set "Wishful Elegance". My fave wildflower is Queen Anne's Lace. I just love its delicate blooms and the way it covers the countryside.

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  71. Lorie M (MelodyGal)April 16, 2009 at 4:53 AM

    My favorite is definitely the, um, uh, gee, do I have to pick just one. They are all beautiful combined to make an artistic scene in a field along the highway. Mmmmm. I guess I'll pick the poppy, or daisies, or -- OK. The poppy.

    Lorie

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  72. Great samples. I love to see fields of sunflowers.

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  73. All the ladies' cards are stunners! Love this set. It's so hard to choose just one favorite wildflower. The first one that came to mind is forget-me-nots.

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  74. The cards are great!
    I love the wild tiger lilies on the side of the road on summer trips.

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  75. Are purple coneflowers wiild flowers? They are my favorite. So enjoying the samples made with this set.
    T. Blue
    tmblueb@hotmail.com

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  76. Mine would have to be lupins (lupines?). Here in our spot in Nova Scotia they line every spare spot later in the summer :)

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  77. Beautiful cards. I especially loved the first one. My favorite wild flower is Butterfly Weed.

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  78. Lovely cards! My favorite wildflowers are poppies because when I was a little girl, my mother used to take me to a park that had a whole hill of them and I thought they were the prettiest things I'd ever seen!

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  79. Just when I think Verve can't get any better, all I can say is, Where is my credit card!! I love this set. It's now my fav until Verve comes out with another set!
    My favorite wildflowers are the really big Sunflowers! We used to have a huge patch of them right under my window growing up. Great site first thing in the morning!

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  80. My favorite wildflower is the Poppy. It is just so graceful looking.

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  81. Gorgeous cards! Can't wait to see the whole set! My favorite wildflower would have to be Indian Paint Brush. So vibrant and beautiful!

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  82. I don't know the names of many wildflowers, but I love the striking Scarlet Penstemon found in the mountains of Utah. This looks like another fabulous set!

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  83. Well I love Cala Lily's, but Im not sure that they are wild. So to go with something that is surely wild I will have to say California Poppy'. I especially love to see them on the sides of mountains the add a special touch of color. And when I was a little girl my dad had some cows on pasture in the hill and when ever he would take me I would pick them, but shhhh don't tell the authorities, they are illegal to pick in California, but I was a little girl what did I know, right! :-)

    Raquel

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  84. I love Tiger Lily's! They are my absolute favorite!

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  85. I can see the set is fabulous!! The samples are all gorgeous!!

    My fav wild flower is blue bonnets!! I didn't know about them until I started to live in Texas and now they are my favorite!!

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  86. Lovely. I guess I would have to list daisies as my favourite wild flower....they are just so simple and sweet.

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  87. Bergamot and queen annes lace. Both are wild in Canada

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  88. Beautiful cards! I love lilacs and can't wait for them to start blooming here in NH....they're beautiful and smell so good.

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  89. Daisies for sure. I had some all over at my wedding!!!

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  90. This is another fabulous set! My fave are daisies- they are so pretty and simple!

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  91. Favorite wildflower....most definitely black eyed susans! I love them.

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  92. Whoa! This set is a winner! LOVE it! My fav wildflower... hmm... I love daisys, I think they come in a very annoying wildflower form. But they are beautiful nonetheless!

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  93. Anna Havanka (annascreations)April 16, 2009 at 8:29 PM

    Whoa! This set is a winner! LOVE it! My fav wildflower... hmm... I love daisys, I think they come in a very annoying wildflower form. But they are beautiful nonetheless!

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  94. My favorite Wildflower is a Columbine. They are so Delicate looking and exotic. Just beautiful!! Also after growing them I found out how very sturdy they really are. They make a decent cut flower too!! I Just Love Them!!!

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  95. Oh my! Alaska has so many beautiful wildflowers - I love the wild roses & lupines because they're the first to appear, the forget-me-nots because their just so simple, and flag (wild iris) for their showy blooms!

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  96. My favorite wildflower is the daisy. I had daisies as my wedding flowers.

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  97. Another beautiful set. My favorite wildflower is also black-eyed susans.

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  98. These are just gorgeous!!!! My fave wildflowers are Lazy Daisies.

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  99. Wonderful work. I'd have to say the violet.

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  100. I love all wildflowers, any flower, I can't name one because I don't know the names of them!!! Hee hee, but, I love it when I see them growing all over the fields while I'm out walking!

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  101. I just love Verve flowers!! Great samples! My favorite wildflower is probably lilacs (are those considered wild?) I love their smell and it's always a sure sign that warm weather is here to stay!

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  102. I love "Jack-in-the-pulpit" flowers. I love hiking in the woods in June and finding these elusive flowers. Trilliums also mean a lot to me because my mom fought to save a plot of land back in the 70s that was full of rare Trilliums. They turned the area into a park. A couple of years later my Mom died and the park was dedicated to her. Thanks for a chance to win some beautiful stamps.

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  103. My favorite has to be our state flower, the Showy Pink Ladyslipper. They are so delicate and such a pretty shade of pink. Love all the cards with the new stamps! Can't wait to see them in all their glory!!

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  104. These stamps look beautiful! My favorite wildflowers are daisies.
    Erin R

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  105. I can't wait to see the rest of this set! The stamps and cards look beautiful! My favorite wildflower is the sunflower.

    Lori Reimer

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  106. What awesome cards! My favorite flower is the sunflower, however I also love lilac (brings back memories of my father's back yard.)

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  107. I'm not sure I have a favorite, but my most memorable is Gold Yarrow on the slopes of the Colorado rockies in summer. But my favorite for the garden is Black-eyed Susan

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  108. My favourite flower is, and always has been, sunflowers! Does that count?

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  109. Love the stamp set! As a child growing up in Oregon, I loved the violets that grew next to the walkway at my grandpa's farm, the Queen Anne's lace that grew almost everywhere, and the wild roses that seemed to thrive alongside the roads.

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  110. can't wait to see the new release! i like daisies because they're nice and simple, just like most of the cards i make ;)

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  111. My favorite wildflower is the California Poppy. These cards are amazing.

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  112. I don't know if it's considered a wildflower but I adore Gerber Daisies. Those cards are awesome!!!

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  113. My favorite wildflower is queen anne's lace. Love those cards! Especially the black card with the four color daisies. Excellent job!

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