Thursday, February 5, 2015

O is for Orchidaceae

Let’s let this post ooze with affection for Orchids, can we do that today please?

To give you splashes of inspiration to create with our new Orchids Rock stamp set, which features Lady Slipper (Paphiopedilum) and Cymbidium Orchids, I’m sharing photos from my recent paparazzi fling through the Missouri Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Show. The show runs until March 22, and if you are near St. Louis, I highly recommend it.

While I’ve highlighted Orchids included in my stamp set, the Orchid Show has mannnny more rare and wonderful types from all over the world, from ruffled Cattleya and butterflylike Phalaenopsis to spidery Caladenia and vivacious Vanda, to mysterious species Orchids that most of us have never heard of before — all in bloom, and displayed with gorgeous complementary foliage plants, moss, ferns, and statuary. Get thee to the Garden!

1. Grandiphyllum divaricatum  2. Paphiopedilum (did not get name on this fella)  3. Paphiopedilum Naomi II  4. Paphiopedilum Orange Sunset  5. Cymbidium Red Back 'Solid Gold'  6. Paphiopedilum Millmanii

1. Paphiopedilum Varuna  2. Cymbidium Jill 'Katalnica'  3. Cymbidium Valley Blush 'Magnificent'  4. Paphiopedilum Olona 'Open Arms'  5. Cymbidium Mini Beacon 'Red Torch'

1. Cymbidium Maluka 'Brilliant'  2. Paphiopedilum MacBeth’s Ghost  3. Paphiopedilum Ilemianum ('Rudolph' X 'MO')  4. Cymbidium Starbright  5. C. Starbright with P. Rainbow   6. Cymbidium (missed the name on this beauty)  7. Paphiopedilum hybrid

1. Paphiopedilum hybrid Veribest X Paph. Lunar Orbit  2. Paphiopedilum Insigne 'Brilliance'  3. Cymbidium Sleeping Angel  4. Cymbidium Sylvia Miller  5. Paphiopedilum (did not get name, drats!)

Are you ready to bring the Orchid stamps to life? These clear photopolymer beauties are ready to roll out... and I’ve noticed in my informal stamping trials (yes, I made that up) that the Big Scripts lettering looks quite cool paired up with Orchids Rock!

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One more teeeny, tiny thing to share.... just a wee snippet of the Instant Garden digital set that will debut on February 15th, a week from Sunday...


What do you think it is? As I mentioned before, G is for Giveaway: Leave a comment below with your guess — or about anything in today’s blog post — and I’ll draw a random winner to receive the February Digital Stamp Set FREE! Winner will be announced on Feb. 15th.

ADDENDUM - January, 2017 — This Giveaway is from a blog post from 2015, the offer is now closed and the winner received her free digital stamp! :) Entries are now closed.

xoxoxo and enjoy this rockin’ day!

118 comments:

  1. Love Love Love that orchid stamp set!!! It's just gorgeous!

    My guess as to the digital....Weigela? Whatever it is, that sneak peak is amazing and looks like sooooo much fun to color!!! ♥

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  2. Oooo - Lilacs! And such perfect details, too! I love lilacs. My mom would always would bring big bunches of them into the house as soon as they blossomed and they smelled so delicious! I'll always think of her when I see them. ~ Tricia

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  3. I see one of my favorites, lilacs....love the new sets just released. Now off to browse and see what the team has created. Thanks for the chance to win, have a great week.

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  4. My guess is lilacs, which are one of my favorite spring flowers. Thanks for sharing the orchids from the Garden show, beautiful, I love orchids. Love the new release, too waiting for payday to add a few to my stash!

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  5. Love the beautiful orchids pictures! I love these flowers so beautiful .My husband and I went to Hawaii a few years ago on a cruise and they had so many orchids , we even made lies with them . My guess on the new digi would have to be lilacs . Thanks for the chance to win! Have a Blessed day!

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  6. Definitely lilacs. I love the 'just add ice' orchids they now offer, so easy to care for and they stay in bloom for 6 months .....they're beautiful and affordable!

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  7. So many pretty orchid varieties! The new digital snippet looks like a lilac to me (love the scent!).

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  8. The orchids are simply stunning. I am guessing the new digital snippet is a lilac.

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  9. They are all fabulous, I can't wait to get mine and play!!! I didn't realize there were so many different kinds or colors! What fin!!!

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  10. Lilacs !!! I miss there wonderful smell now that I live in Florida. But I have orchids in my backyard.

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  11. I never knew that there were so many Orchids. I really like all of the Cymbidiums. For the new stamp, could it be Lilacs? that mu guess.

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  12. Your Orchid pictures are stunning, my thoughts are Lilac or Buddleia.
    Rene from OZ xo .

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  13. The orchids are absolutely stunning! And my guess for the upcoming release is Lilacs...a HUGE favorite of mine! Can't wait to see the new stamps!

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  14. Many years ago we went to the Botanical Gardens in Washington DC. The whole front as you entered was just dripping with orchids. Such a beautiful sight. Thanks for sharing these with us. Orchids are just amazing. The stamps look wonderful.

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  15. I can't wait to see what the instant gardeners do with this image!

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  16. Beautiful orchids photos. Digital stamp looks like lilacs......love the snippet.

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  17. Oooo those orchids are STUNING and so is the new Orchids Rock set. LOVE, love, LOVE it. I know that the newest sneak peek is of a LILAC, Oh how sweet they are. Thinking Spring.

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  18. Thank you so much for the chance to win a digi image. I believe it is one of my favorites which is lilac. I would love to color it!!

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  19. Love the new release and I am super excited about the beautiful Lilac digi. It looks gorgeous!

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  20. So many gorgeous varieties of orchids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to order some new stamps from Power Poppy!! As for the digi, at first I thought they were wisteria blooms, but now I wonder if all the other folks are right about them being lilacs.

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  21. Oooh I think lilacs too! I can just smell them! I actually carried lilacs in my bridal bouquet! :) LOVE!!!!

    Loved seeing all the amazing orchid photos too! Wow! So many beautiful delicate varieties!!! TFS!!!

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  22. Looks like the lilacs I grew up with!

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  23. Looks like lilacs to me - and a sweet little lady bug! What a lovely job you've done capturing how each little blossom opens!

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  24. I love orchids! I grow them in my bathroom, it's the perfect humid location. I noticed this morning I have several buds about to burst.

    I think it's going bp to be lilacs as well. I just love the smell of tyem,I'm just said today that I'm missing flowers. My husband said he can get me flowers or stamps for my birthday Wednesday. I said stamps I can make my own flowers!

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  25. Marcella, this new digi is stunning. I am in awe of your amazing illustrative talent. Now, I could be wrong, but that looks like the lilacs that fragrantly bloom outside my front door every spring...

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  26. Hope you will post to Australia because it looks like Lilac to me. We can't grow it in our sub-tropical climate but they can down south. Heavenly perfume!
    Love all your stamps. I'd love to see a cornflower stem as part of a stamp set. Love them!
    Jenny
    Brisbane, Australia

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  27. Oooooh, it looks like a lovely Lilac in bloom! What a perfect touch of early Spring! ♡

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  28. Marcella, I'm in love with all your flowers. My guess for this digi sneak peak is Lilacs. I can only imagine how gorgeous this image will be in seeing the full version. Another beauty!

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  29. Lilacs!!! I love them, in pink, in purple and in lavender!!

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  30. Lilac it is a lilac. Love lilacs and the smell is amazing.

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  31. I spy with my little eye a: Lilac. Oh how lovely! I am blessed to have a Lilac Bush, with both Purple and White Flowers, in my yard. Its blooms always open the weekend of Mother's Day and its fragrance is so tranquil and hypnotic. Your Orchid pictures have left me speechless and breatheless. I must add this Orchid Show to my Flower Bucket List. So many Species, in so many colors, and so many lovely Latin Names. Amazing!! You just warmed this New Englander's eyes and made me wish I didn't live so far from the Great State of Missouri.

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  32. Gorgeous lilacs? I DO know that it has lots and lots of wonderful petals to be colored. This is going to be a stunner!

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  33. My guess is lilacs. Cute ladybug. Those sleeping angel orchids are beautiful. Thanks.

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  34. oh I love the sneak peek. Marcella, your digis are the most beautiful digis I have ever seen. When I first saw one I said "That's not a digi", it was too beautiful. I am so sad that my computer died a few months back and I lost the two digis I had from PP. I'll just have to build my collection back up. This looks like a hyacinth to me. What gorgeous flower pics Marcella. TFS.

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  35. Hopefully, you will also issue this on a stamp, not only a digi. There are a lot of us out here who do not like digis. Please reconsider. BTW, the orchids pictured above are scrumptious!

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  36. This is a Beautiful image! I adore Lilacs :o)

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  37. The orchids in the pics are simply stunning. I never knew there were so many varieties...and I bet there are plenty more that aren't pictured. I've just recently discovered your site & stamps. Thanks for a chance you win! BTW, I agree with the others that the new digi is lilacs though my first guess was wisteria. And about the lady bug...I initially thought the leaf was a birds head peeking out & the lady bug was it's eye! :-) I probably would fare well.on an ink blot test lol.

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  38. Lilacs!! I love, love, love lilacs!! My parents backyard was lined on both sides with lilacs. In the spring when they were in bloom, the smell was unbelievable. I used to go outside and sit on the deck and breathe it in. Love them!

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  39. I also think this is lilacs, which I love and find the scent of lilac to be soothing; reminds me of when I used to visit my sister with my 2 sons in N.H. as she had several of them blooming outside her place in the spring. My sons who are now grown up also remember the fun they had visiting and playing with their cousins. I am so glad there are different colors of lilacs now....look forward to this digi!

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  40. Definitely lilacs. One of my mom's favorite flowers.

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  41. Lilacs! I have many lilac bushes in my yard, all different. They Range from a double white and all shades of purples.
    I love the orchids in the pictures.

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  42. Gorgeous pictures. I LOVE orchids - my Nanna got me started on them many years ago and I loved helping her look after the ones she grew. And then we'd go for bushwalks to find other species of orchids. Can't wait until my stamp set arrives. Love the look of the new digi too - looking forward to release day.

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  43. I think the peek at the Feb digi is a lilac!

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  44. Love those photos of beautiful orchids! My guess for the February digi is a lilac. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

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  45. My guess is lilacs or wisteria blossoms.

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  46. Yeah my guess is Lilac's also and I love the photo's that you shared. Awesome...

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  47. Ohhh, I hope those are Lilacs! I'll get my purples ready for coloring! Speaking of which, I love the photos you've included of the Paphy orchids. Shades of yellow, green, red, even pink and purple--should have fun finding my favorite color combo!

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  48. I think I smell some Lilacs blooming!!!!

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  49. Oh, it is a lilac! ..I can smell the fragrance already...I love lilacs!

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  50. Its a Lilac, my favorite flower. Waiting for the 15th will be hard. It's beautiful and anxious to see the rest.

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  51. Oh my it's a lilac! I have the most beautiful lilac at the bottom of my garden...it is full of nesting birds that live in my garden. We have Great Tit's, Blue Tit's, Chaffinch and a Robin living in there year after year. Makes us so happy to sit and watch and when the lilac is in full bloom its like WOW xx
    hugs
    Sandie x

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  52. Lilacs are my very favorite in the garden, in my bath, and definitely in my stamp set!

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  53. Thank you so much for the chance to win this gorgeous digi, Marcella. Hmm.. to me, it looks like a Wisteria cluster, which is one of my most favorite trees.

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  54. Looove lilacs! Loooove your stamps! you got a brand new fan!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  55. Lilacs! I have them in my garden and absolutely love them! Great idea to do these next; it is going to be just beautiful!

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  56. Oh, the new snippet is one of my favorite flowers, lilacs.! The orchids are gorgeous.

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  57. My guess would be lilacs - we used to have 3 different colors of them growing near the house growing up and they smell so wonderful!!! Love the orchids too!!!

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  58. those orchids are wonderful..just gorgeous! my guess is the new stamp is lilac and that is one of my very favorite flowers!

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  59. I do believe this is Lilacs. And they are beautiful !! Love your orchid photos. I attended the International Orchid show in Miami several years ago and it was fabulous. Just ordered your Orchid's Rock set and anxiously awaiting it's appearance in my mailbox.

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  60. Wow - those are gorgeous orchids. Wish I could grow them! And that new sneak peek - had to be lilacs!

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  61. Ooooo, Ooooo, Ooooo (waving hand madly here lol)... I know! Beautiful, heavenly sented, harbinger of spring... LILACS! Gorgeous.

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  62. Hi Marcella, I love the orchids photos and am hoping the February Digi release will include the orchids Rocks set. Would love that set or any other digi set that is in the Feb. 15 release.

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  63. Absolutely love the orchid pictures- reminds me to the trips I used to take to the Hawaiian islands. I think the new digi stamp is going to be lilacs. Love them - they smell so wonderful when in bloom

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  64. The orchid set is breath taking!!! Feb digi release looks like it might be filled with some spring time goodness, lilacs!

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  65. My guess is LILAC!! I love their smell! The pictures of the orchids are wonderful. I love orchids so much, but I can't manage to keep them alive. :-(

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  66. I'm guessing lilac-the harbinger of Spring. But with so many feet of snow on the ground and more coming Lilacs and Spring are a distant memory

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  67. Just love lilacs! Your art is truly spectacular!

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  68. L is for Lilac - LOVE that little ladybug! Longing for spring to smell lilac again;o). Warmest greetings!

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  69. looks like one of my favorites Lilac's and I love your orchid photo's Marcella.

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  70. I planted lilacs in my yard a couple of years ago because I love their look and smell. This digi looks like lilacs to me and I love the lady bug perched on the leaf. The orchid stamps were my favorite and I ordered it this morning. I just had to have it so I can use it on my Valentines Cards I want to send out.

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  71. I love lilacs! And, the information on orchids was fascinating. Who knew they came in so many exotic forms? Very educational.

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  72. This is so exciting, I love lilacs and I think that's exactly what your new digi is with the addition of a sweet ladybug, too cute. Love lilacs and love digi's. Wow, this blog post is full of information. I found the orchid pictures fascinating. The Cymbidium Sleeping Angel is beautiful all snowy white with a hint of yellow. Can't wait to see how all your "instant gardeners" bring that lilac image to life! I am such a fan of your work Marcella and always look forward to the next release.

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  73. Definitely lilacs. Those pencils are a real tease to get at colouring it.

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  74. My guess is Lilac. I love your stamps, especially the digi's. Tell Julie thanks for sharing her tips on working with digi stamps.

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  75. I, too, think it is a lilac. What wonderful photos of the orchids. And the Big Scripts stamps are a must have.

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  76. I think they are lilacs, too, but whatever they are they are beautiful! Your stamps are all so gorgeous! Thanks for all the inspiration & for the chance to win!

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  77. What lovely images. I love Rhea's coloring and the fact that she shares the list with us. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  78. What is it...? Potential beauty!

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  79. Ooh, lilacs! and I love the little ladybug! Smells like spring is in the air! I love the Orchids Rock and Big Scripts!

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  80. I think Lilacs too! I am so excited as I just got a new printer so I can do digitals again. My printer has been on the fritz for several months. Looking forward to the new digital stamps.

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  81. My guess is Lilac's and I love the photo's that you shared with us. Beautiful!

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  82. Well, I would say they would have to be lilacs. I like the little lady bug crawling along the leaf. Oh Spring, will you ever get here?

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  83. I think it might be violets! Violets are one of my favorite wild flowers. Lady Slippers, which are pink orchids that grow wild in New England, are my next favorites. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  84. Hi,

    I agree with most answers, I think they are Lilacs, but in Puerto Rico we have something very similar which is called Phaedras, and the tones are either lilac, blue and I think pinkish. Love the digi as well as everything that you create!

    Cariños,
    María Alba

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  85. I see lilacs! So beautiful, cannot wait to see them colored!

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  86. My guess in lilacs. Love the smell of them in the Spring and Summer.

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  87. The image is lilacs, such a wonderful spring flowering bush. Thanks for posting the beautiful photos. We've gone to an orchid garden on the big island of Hawaii & also botanical garden In Atlanta. There's such an amazing variety of colors &shapes.

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  88. Such gorgeous flowers and stamps. My guess is lilacs. They smell so wonderful.

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  89. Can't wait to see the entire stamp set, I'm sure it's as beautiful as all your images are.

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  90. It looks to be a Liliac which is my favorite spring flower.

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  91. My guess for the digi is lilacs which I planted in my yard. The orchids are gorgeous, Reminds me of a book I read called the Orchid Theif which tells about the lure of orchids and growers all over the world and especially in Florida.

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  92. My guess too, is lilacs! The orchids are beautiful, I love all of your designs.

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  93. Lilacs are one of my faves and your stamp is beautiful. My bushes aren't great producers......so, I have to color my own!

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  94. Lilac is what I think. Thanks for a chance to win too.

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  95. When lilacs last bloomed..Walt Wittman and my favorite flowers the scent of them takes me right back to my childhood.

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  96. My first thought was lilacs, my favorite spring flower!!!! The orchid set is stunning!!!

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  97. Even with such a small sneak peek, I can almost smell the lilacs. I want to see more on Sunday.

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  98. Lilacs, which have so much variation in color, they are a joy to color and I just love that little ladybug! Can't wait to see more!

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  99. LOVE lilacs.. and love the beautiful colors you show on your blog. Makes me want to smell the beautiful flowers. Thanks.

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  100. I can almost smell that beaufil lilac! I cannot wait to see it come alive with your coloring!

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  101. Love the ladybug on the new digi 🐞

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  102. I have no idea what the new digi flower are but do like the shape. A lot! I also want to mention how exciting the thought of Watercoloring with alcohol inks. Ohhhh, a whole new world just opened. ♥ Thank you.

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  103. I love the images of the stamps you are showing the orchid is beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win and thanks for the new tutorial

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  104. My guess for the new digi is lilacs. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  105. Thank you for always creating so many beautiful ideas of flowers that God has given us daily. I can hardly wait to try and create the beautiful orchids like you have illustrated for us. Ann

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  106. I see lots of pics of orchids, so I'm guessing they will be in the mix! Beautiful !

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  107. A gorgeous lilac image. Can't wait to see it in beautiful colour.

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  108. Oh looks like Lilacs! Marcella such a fan of all your stamp sets!!!

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  109. So pretty! These look like lilacs to me . On a sidenote , ladies slipper used to be sold as a supplement or Parkinson's disease .

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  110. Probably Lilac but could be Hiacinth. Beautiful, in any event!

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  111. I'm thinking lilacs. My favorite! What a wonderful smell and early spring burst of color that doesn't mind a vase and a trip into the house!
    Your orchids remind me of an MLK friendship quote. Something about friends who understand one another ... words...soft and strong like an orchid's perfume.
    Your statement - "Get thee to the garden" makes me want to respond with "Get me to the PowerPoppy shop!" (It's a virtual garden!)

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  112. Beautiful lilacs! All of your flowers are just beautiful!

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  114. I didn't realize that there are so many beautiful orchids and so many colors. Would love to have them as stamps as I have no printer while here in Florida.

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  115. I think it is lilacs, which I absolutely love. I also love orchids and your pictures are beautiful. My three little orchids in my craft room have just started to bloom again and are looking so pretty.

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  116. I believe it is going to be Lilacs. I can't wait to see how your team colors and creates cards from them.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts.

I love to hear what you’re thinking and I read and appreciate each and every note!

~marcella