Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Big News! My very first stamp design :) and a GIVEAWAY!

Hello dear friends! I have been keeping a secret from all of you for a while now, though it was hard to keep a secret but it has pushed my excitement to the moon :)

I am an illustrator now! Yippee :) Today at STAMPlorations blog we are revealing my own line of designs Dee's Artsy Impressions. The thought is still sinking in....

I want to share a little story about my designing :)

"Though I don’t have a memory of being a good artist from my kindergarten time but when I see the notes from my teachers I believe that I had some drawing skills right from the start. I guess I owe this to my father, he is a great artist only that he never took it seriously ;) I am glad I got his genes LOL. 
Moving on… later in the years, I developed pencil sketching as a hobby. But, then I had my studies and a career to work on. So it took a back seat! It was after marrying and moving to USA that I had plenty of time and support from my husband to get back to my hobby. 
Little did I knew that I will end up being passionate about card making and one fine day due to some kind of a magic spell… Shery Russ [The owner/ illustrator of STAMPlorations] will reach out and ask me “If I would like to design stamps?” What??!!? I mean what just happened here, I was in disbelief. How did she know that I could design stamps? It seems she has some special powers!!
Though I was in disbelief, I clearly remember reaching out to my note pad and scribbling a few stamp designs and the rest is history! Here I am today sharing my little story.  

I want to thank Shery for bringing me on board and I want to thank her sister for designing such a stunning logo for my Stamp line:) and now I am excited to know what you think about my design?? 

My very first illustration will be available as "Blooming buds" stamp set. Here is the preview


And of course I had to make some cards to showcase this set :)


My first card is water colored and second is embossed and colored with markers :)

GIVEAWAY

Since, this is my big day, I am giving away TWO of my sets one HERE and one on STAMPlorations blog :) All you have to do is -

  • Leave a comment on STAMPlorations blog
  • Leave a comment HERE on my blog
  • Share the link of Facebook and let me know with another comment (to double your chance)
  • The giveaway is open till May 17th 2015
  • Winners will be randomly drawn from here and STAMPlorations blog post respectively.

I can't wait to know, how you like my very first set??!!? Thank you so much for being a part of this and leaving me a comment :)

111 comments:

  1. this set looks fantastic - you are so very creative

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  2. Amazing design Deepti !! So glad to see you moving one more step ahead wishing you all the Best for new role! Do I need to say I love you cards ;) very nice logo too.

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  3. Wow! This is truly exciting news, Hearty congrats on your new design venture. Your design is simply GORGEOUS and ofcourse, you have showcased it beautifully!! Love your cards. :)
    I HAVE to share this news on my facebook page too. :D

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  4. Congratulations Deepti, it is indeed one fabulous floral set, with talent, I am sure we will see many more beautiful things in future. All the best!

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  5. Congratulations Dee! I've enjoyed your card designs for a while now and your new stamps are just fabulous, can't wait to get my hands on them!

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  6. Congratulations on your big achievement Deepti! These stamps are beautiful and cards that are made are superb! Glad to know more about you. :)

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  7. Congratulations! That is so exciting. Your cards are beautiful.

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  8. The stamps are awesome and the cards you have made are too good that I would love to have these stamps in my hand <3

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  9. Oh my, Deepti! Your floral set is absolutely gorgeous; a little bit flowy, a little bit sketchy, and a whole lot AWESOME! So glad that the connection between you and Shery happened; amazing meets amazing! Showcase cards: stunning! Congrats to you, Deepti, on this new path!
    Hugs~c

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  10. Congratulations Deepti...these are gorgeous.

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  11. Oh Deepti! I'm thrilled for you! Absolutely stunning! Love, love, love your stamps!

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  12. Awesome news...Love to win those stampset..Its so gorgeous...Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  13. Wow...wow deepti, big congrats... I love...love your first set. The images are so delicate and love the different sizes. Looking forward to many more. Hugs.

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  14. Congratulations Deepti - I have always loved your artwork ever since I "met" you on the DT at ATCAS, Your Blooming Buds stamp set is gorgeous!
    Best wishes for the future - you're a very talented lady.
    Sylvia xxx

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  15. Did you hear that?? That was me clapping my hands in excitement for you!! SO HAPPY for you Deepti, huge congratulations. And what PRETTY cards you made!!

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  16. Congrats...have seen your impressive work around the web so I'm not surprised that you're a designer of stamps, as well. So glad you've been "discovered". Doesn't Shery have excellent taste. After looking at your gorgeous projects it probably was a no-brainer for her to ask you to design for her company. Anyway, as soon as this set is released, it will be finding a home in my stash. Can't wait to see more of what you and everyone else does with it because it's certainly a winner.

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  17. Congrats!! Cant wait to see more of your art work. I have to tell you though..i was looking for a good diwali stamp set and not finding one, was hoping to find someone who could illustrate one..and you were the one who came to my mind...and here you break news that you are illustrating!! Now i will nag you to make one!! :D

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  18. Simply stunning - looking so much forward on getting that set between my inky fingers....the second card - swoon - so elegant with the pink and the gold!

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  19. These stamps look absolutely stunning Dee I love them. You clever thing! :)

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  20. Congratulations on your first..of MANY I hope, flower stamp sets. I really like the edges of the blooms and the open spaces to color:)))
    GREAT job Deepti!

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  21. Congrats on designing your first set!! So proud of you! It's gorgeous!

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  22. Wow, this is a beautiful stamp set Deepti! Congratulations!! Hoping to see a whole lot more designs from you. Love the cards that you made using them. :)

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  23. WOW! Congrats Deepti!! This is exciting and I'm so happy for you! LOVE your first designed set of stamps. You made two gorgeous and inspiring cards using them. Loll xx

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  24. Congratulations! Can't wait to see more these are gorgeous!!!

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  25. WOW! Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous Deepti!! Amazing design . . . I, for sure will be buying this . . . if I don't win one ;) many congratulations on your very first stamp design, I can't wait to see what you come up with in the future! Good luck in your new and exciting venture! Hazel xx

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  26. Congrats Deepti.. :) cards with your own designed stamps are awesome.. lovely stamp set..:)

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  27. Congratulations! What a gorgeous debut set. Love those flowers. Stunning cards showcasing just how gorgeous this set is! LOVE it ♥

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  28. Huge Congrats Deepti! Its a wonderful feeling when dreams come true. Beautiful stamp and cards.

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  29. I have always admired your talent and this is a natural progression, congrats and this set is blooming'

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  30. Congrats Deepti!!!
    What a beautiful stamp set!!!

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  31. Congratulations, Deepti! Your new stamp set is beautiful! You are a talented artist! I love your cards!

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  32. Wow Deepti what great news, many congratulations and very well deserved too. You are such a talented artist, the stamps (and cards) look fabulous too, can't wait to see more now ;) hugs Viv xx

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  33. Well - I LOVE YOUR VERY FIRST SET!!! You are incredibly talented and very artistic!! So thrilled to see you using your talents in this great way!! So excited and WANT this set very much!!! CONGRATULATIONS and HOORAY for you!!!

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  34. Ooh absolutely wonderful set! It's on my 'must have' list. The gorgeous samples show how versatile the set is - I love the sentiments too! Thank you so much for the chance to win and I can't wait to see more of your sets. xxx

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  35. Ohhh, Deepti. I love your stamps. This set is awesome. I can't wait to see some more cards with it. And these two are gorgeous. I love your work and this stamps are just AWESOME.

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  36. Beautiful cards from a fab stamp set. Just love them. Congratulations on your very first stamp set - must be so exciting to see your work immortalized and can't wait to see more of your great artwork

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  37. Wow Deepti your Blooming Buds set is fabulous! Congrats on your first set of stamps and I am looking forward to seeing many more from you!!

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  38. Congrats Deepti! Wish you all the very best. The stamp set is just gorgeous and seems very, very versatile. The inspiration cards are just awesome! Especially loved the second one! So very elegant! Now I am looking forward to more amazing stuff from you!

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  39. Have shared the post on FB. Congrats once again!

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  40. Oh, how exciting! Congratulations! Your new stamp set is beautiful -- as well as the cards you made with it!

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  41. The very first time I saw your blog and saw how you could draw I think I told you you needed to design some stamps - and now it's come about! WOW!!!!! HUGE congrats and I'm over the moon for you too. I love this set of flowers and am going to have to head over there and grab it! GORGEOUS!!!! This is beyond exciting!!
    Lynn

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  42. Congratulations to you! Beautiful designs-and beutiful cards you have made with them :)
    Best wishes,Nessa xxx

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  43. Congratulations Deepti !! a really versatile set open to so many different interpretations !! love the sentiments too !!

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  44. Gorgeous set Deepti! I love it!
    I am looking forward to seeing many more sets from you.
    Congrats!

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  45. Congratulations! S happy to see yu and your stamps at STAMPlorations! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  46. Shared on FB. https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.earley?fref=nf

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  47. WOW A big Congrats...fell so proud to know you!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  48. So happy for you! This is on my MUST have list!

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  49. Congrats on your first stamp set Deepti. It's beautiful and I love how the flowers look in your watercolored card.

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  50. So talented! How wonderful we'll be able to get your illustrations as stamps!

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  51. Your first stamp set is so feminin...I am not so good at coloring flowers...and you have so many talent at coloring your adorable stamp...I adore both and the second one soo elegant...gold n pink hmmm feminin...congrats Deepti..Wish me luck :) want to touch your first stamp soon ;)

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  52. A very exciting first set with beautiful designs, a lovely variety of composition in the cards with delightful colors. Congratulations.

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  53. These are lovely. Great combination of bloom shapes and sentiments. Hugz

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  54. Very well designed set! Love it and your cards too. Congrats!

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  55. So exciting, Deepti's - huge congrats! You are very talented and your first set is gorgeous:) So glad that you have teamed up with Shery!

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  56. Beautiful cards and a fabulous stamp set! Look forward to future designs!

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  57. Congrats Deepti! How exciting! Your cards are fantastic, as usual. :-). Your debut stamp set is amazing! I love it! I want it! LOL. :-)

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  58. Congratulations!! Love this stamp set and can't wait to see what else you have in store!!

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  59. Congratulations!! Your card sets are STUNNING!! I love the cards you created with them. I cannot wait to see what you create in the future!!

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  60. I love your card artwork Deepti and now you've stepped it up with your own line of stamps WOW, congrats!!! I just love this first release (I'm a floral girl) and can't wait to add it to my collection and to see the new releases coming up. Your cards are beautiful and showing off the versatility of the stamps, well done

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  61. I'm in awe. I love that you could be loving your craft and immersing yourself one minute, and then being asked to design stamp sets, with your name on them, in the next!

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  62. You go GF! I'm over the moon excited for you!!!!

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  63. How did you keep this secret??!! I would have wanted to scream this news from the rooftops!! Congratulations Deepti, this is the most exciting news and I just LOVE this set. I'm such a huge fan of your cards, so will be wonderful stamp with something you created. So happy for you and can't wait to see what the next set will be!!

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  64. Well congratulations you artsy girl! What fantastic news and I can't wait to see more of your designs!

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  65. I am not surprised that you are designing stamps, deepti! I often wondered how long it would be before you got offered the opportunity. congratulations... your first set is just beautiful and I know that there will be many more wonderfully drawn sets from you in the future!!

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  66. Doing a little happy dance in your honor today, Deepti!!!! How exciting for you! And huge, huge congratulations! It must be like a dream come true for you. And this design is beautiful. It will definitely be in my stamp bins as soon as possible. YAY!!!! Way to go!!!! Absolutely thrilled for you. Bev

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  67. congratulations Deepti!! you are really talented!! this design is awesome!! the flowers can be used in so many ways!! such a versatile design..

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  68. Congratulations! This is a wonderful stamp. I just love the flowers.

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  69. So happy for you, Deepti, your new stamp set is just beautiful!!

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  70. Congrats! Awesome stamps, love the water coloured card you made, so soft and pretty. Can't wait to see some more of your stamp designs.

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  71. Wow Dee! Stunning flowers, stems and leaves. Love how they are separate. Perfect for versatile designing. Also Your Sentiments are 3 of my favorite quotes and perfect for many occasions. I can't wait for more of your designed sets:-) Congratulations. Your style and sets are going to be really popular!

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  72. A HUGE BIG GIGANTIC congratulations to you Deepti!
    I saw this coming!!!

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  73. Congratulations Deepti. Beautiful stamps. Incnanseenthem in my future cards.

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  74. Congratulations! What a fabulous set you've designed. Beautiful flowers and our cards are stunning.

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  75. Shared on FB, https://www.facebook.com/pam.t.nutting?fref=nf&pnref=story

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  76. Congratulations, Deepti ... such a gorgeous first set and what lovely inspiration you've shared with us! Anita :)

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  77. Congrats, Deepti, your artistic skills are so obvious in the gorgeous new set. Way to go and I look forward to seeing (and buying. LOL) more of your sets:)

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  78. Congrats I love your designs and flowers they are beautiful!Thankyou for your generosity on allowing us to enter a giveaway for them.

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  79. Love your style; going to have to keep my eye on your work; :)

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  80. Oh wow! Congratulations Deepti! I know exactly how you feel and I'm THRILLED for you! Your flowers are just beautiful, you should feel so proud. Great work!!!!

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  81. I am so happy for you and love your story. It is always nice to find a new designer's stamps to use in my card making. Can't wait for the release so I can purchase them.

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  82. I've always argued that you are an extraordinary artist. Congratulations! The set is so unusual as you are.
    Regards,
    Bozena

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  83. I loved your story! I love your art! Been following you for some time now and I am thrilled for you that Shery wants you. Smart gal! Your cards are so inspiring to me! God Bless you, Dee! Congrats!

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  84. So pleased to see these stamps and can't wait to see the rest of Dee's stamps :-)
    I love the lots of choices to mix and match the flower combinations! Wishing you the very best as a designer.
    --- think if I got this set it´ll be a favorite before I got it *smile
    CU hellerlittle @ STAMPlorations

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  85. Wow Deepti! what a lovely floral set and the cards you and Shery made are just gorgeous - they will sell this set for you all by themselves! BIG congrats on getting to design your own stamps!! Julia xx

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  86. Awwww gorgeous and a big huge congratulations Deepti! I love your first card and this set is amazing ....how very excitng!

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  87. Dee what a gorgeous stamp set you designed and your cards are just fabulous! Congratulations--so amazing!

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  88. Hearty congratulations Deepti. Love ur cards and the stamp sets. Look forward to see more of your gorgeous creativity through your stamps and cards. All the very best.

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  89. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Awesome news, stamp set, and card samples!!!! I am so excited for you.

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  90. Congratulations Deepti!!! So happy for you <3.

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  91. Oh Deepti your stamp set is beautiful - love that flower, and the sentiments are gorgeous
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  92. I have linked this to face book too :-)

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  93. Congratulations, Deepti! This is such a beautiful set of flowers and the samples are absolutely stunning!

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  94. I have shared on FB as well :)

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  95. Congrats, how exciting! Your stamp set is beautiful!!

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  96. Deepti, I have been away and only just catching up on posts. Wow, congratulations this is so wonderful. A truly beautiful start, wonderful flowers. Love love your two cards, cant wait to het hold of this set.

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  97. Your flowers are beautiful I can see why she asked you to design congratulations I am sure there will be a lot more beautiful stamps coming our way from you:)

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  98. Congrats to you! Glad that you took the offer and went back to something you used to like doing; your stampset is beautiful! (and I always had the question in my mind by looking at your beautiful cardsthat you should do more with it... Enjoy the weekend, Gerrina

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  99. Oh my goodness, Deepti...how could I be so late to CONGRATULATE you on this amazing achievement!!! I am so, so happy for you, and I'm totally smitten with your stamp designs, and of course your stunning cards!!! Count me in as one of the first to purchase this gorgeous set...I'm so excited!!!

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  100. Wonderful stamp set and cards. Congrats on your big news.

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  101. Congratulations on your own stamp set!!! What exciting news!!! The cards you made with your own set are stunning! I did not expect anything else from you :)

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  102. Huge congratulations to you, Deepti. Your stamp set is so gorgeous, and I am so proud of you and excited for you. How wonderfully talented you are.

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  103. Wow!! How awesome is this!!! Congrats to you and so well deserved as you are very talented indeed!! Love the gorgeous flower set and look forward to seeing your creative designs for sure!!

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  104. Sorry I'm late with my blog reading, but wowzer--how wonderful, Deepti! Shery is a smart lady to sign you up! I totally adore your first set & how you used it! Big hugs & congratulations!

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  105. Oh wow, a beautiful flower stamp set! And the cards you've created with them are awesome as ever. Your so talented!

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  106. What amazing news, Deepti! The set is gorgeous and your samples are equally gorgeous! You continue to amaze me!

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  107. Congratulations and WOW! Can't wait til it's available. Hope it doesn't sell out before I can get there!

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