Saturday, July 25, 2009

Royal Blog Tour





Welcome to Stamp Ink Diva. You are in for a wonderful tour of marvelous projects from a variety of Stampin' Up! demonstrators, your princesses. The set that I have chosen to spotlight is "On a Pedestal" (113814--$19.95). I just fell in love with this set the moment I saw it. One of the most commonly made and most needed cards are for birthdays. This set is PERFECT for that purpose. But it can easily be transformed for other occassions, which makes it a great set to own! I chose to concentrate on a birthday theme this time. For more details on the following cards, please remember to book mark this site and come back after the blog tour has ended. Or better yet, subscribe to my blog for updates on new projects and specials. And there's a surprise for you at the end of this post so be sure to scroll all the way down!

Card Project #1


{Project Details}
Stamp: On a Pedestal (113814) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Ink: Certain Celery Classic Ink Pad; Cameo Coral & Chocolate Chip Stampin' Markers
Paper: Dusty Durango, Whisper White, Cameo Coral, and Chocolate Chip card stock.
Accessories: Pretties Kit; Paper-Piercing Tool; Mat Pack; Trio Flower, 3/16" Corner Rounder, Scallop Oval and 1/2" Circle Punches; 1/4" Certain Celery Grosgrain Ribbon.


Card Project #2

I love the new In Colors and one of my favorites is Crushed Curry. I love the contrast of it with the Real Red Ribbon (which is also reversible to a polka dot pattern), and the retro print of the Chocolate Chip Patterns Designer Series Paper. I also love how a simple rounded corner adds the extra touch on the focal point.

{Project Details}
Stamp: On a Pedestal (113814) and Cheap Talk (113204)
Ink: Chocolate Chip classic ink pad; Crushed Curry, Real Red, Dusty Durango, and Old Olive Stampin' Markers
Paper: Crushed Curry and Chocolate Chip card stock; Chocolate Chip Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories: 3/4" Real Red Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon; 3/16" Corner Rounder, 1/16" Circle and Scallop Edge Punches; Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button; and Hemp Twine


Card Project #3
3" x 3" Note Cards with Carrying Tote

I just love these new wide striped grosgrain ribbon! It looks and feels luxurious! It adds the right accent to any project. And love, love, love the corduroy buttons.


For the 3x3 Note cards, these are perfect to just slip into a gift bag. Its also a nice touch to add a little element to your matching envelope, whether it be a strip of designer paper like I did here or stamping an image that coordinates with the card.

{Project Details}
Stamp: On a Pedestal (113814) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad; Chocolate Chip and Cameo Coral Stampin' Markers
Paper: Whisper White and Pumpkin Pie card stock; Pumpkin Pie textured card stock; Chocolate Chip Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Big Shot; Texturz Plates (Stampin' UP! Backgrounds 1); Stamp-A-Ma-Jig; Scallop Oval and Large Oval Punches; 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds; 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon; Needle & Thread (sewing machine)



Now please leave a comment and contact me so that you can participate in my blog candy give away. The lucky winner will receive a Simply Sent Card Kit. It includes everything you need: a stamp set (Friendship Shapes), pre-scored and cut card stock, ink spots, and markers to create your own hand made cards!

That's all you have to do. . . A winner will be picked randomly through random.org and will be announced the day after the tour ends. Please remember only one entry per person and U.S. Residents only. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the tour!














120 comments :

  1. I like the stamp set. I love how you layered things and your color combos. Very nice.

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  2. Hi Lisa, I just love your blog and your work is so inspiring, thank you for sharing your talent.
    I love that stamp set and it is on my wish list, now I wish I had it as you have given me so much more inspiration.

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  3. Great birthday samples. I have been a long-time E-mail subscriber and look forward to your postings. Thanks for participating in this fun tour and for the chance to win yummy candy. My E-mail is lisawhs808 at aol dot com.

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  4. I loved this stamp set when I first saw it on the catalog, but I hesitated about putting it on my Wish List-after all, how much cupcakes can you have I ask?? But after seeing your samples (as well as many others) using this set, it's definitely going on my Wish List!! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  5. Love the 3x3 note card carrier. Will you be posting instructions?
    Katie B.
    katiejf@cox.net

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  6. Great blog candy, and great samples too!! Some lucky winner is going to be very very happy!

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  7. Wow I love what you have done with this set! Gorgeous Phyllis @ Strickland .name

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  8. Fabulous and inspiring projects. Love the stamp sets you used and the colors and layouts are just awesome. Thanks for a chance at this sweeeet SU kit.

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  9. Love your postings - thanks for being a part of the tour and sharing your creativity.

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  10. I just love what you've done with this set. You've given it so much more by making the pedestal into a tiered stand....what a great idea. thanks for shaing. I love them all! Any chance in sharing the 3x3 note card tutorial?

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  11. Great ideas with this set. I may have to get it!

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  12. Lovely samples and inspiration -- thanks for the chance at winning some tasty candy!

    Lola G.
    Lrerg@yahoo.com

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  13. Love what you did with this set. Thank you.

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  14. your projects are so fun and cheerful! count me as another cord. button lover! :)

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  15. how neat!!! I love your cards and the colors you used. I'm with the person who asked if you will be sharing instructions on how you made the 3 by 3 card carrier. I'd love to be able to make that as a gift. Thanks!

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  16. Love these projects, I just got a chance to play with this set the other day. So fun! Thanks for sharing

    ceashark at aol dot com
    carolyn s

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  17. Beautiful cards! I love the color combo you used. I had the same thought as Katie B. who asked if you would post the instructions for that cute 3 by 3 card carrier. I'd like to make one for a gift and this would be perfect. Thanks!

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  18. Lisa, I love your creations. Great ideas. TFS.

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  19. wow, what a nice work. I'm subscribing to your blog.
    Thanks for this generous giveaway.

    Jasmina

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  20. Amanda P (Australia)July 26, 2009 at 7:10 AM

    Lisa, I just love the tote with note cards. Very clever

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  21. This set didn't do much for me in the catalog; your projects have me giving it an extra look! Thanks for sharing and for the chance at some excellent blog candy. jmniffer@comcastdotnet

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  22. That is such a cute set and I love what you've done with it!

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  23. the note cards with carrying tote is super cute!

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  24. Thank you for sharing your creative work! And the chance to win this blog candy!

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  25. adorable projects you have shared with us, thank you

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  26. What a clever way to use this set! I LOVE the note card with the happy birthday around it...so cute!
    comestampwithme@cogeco.ca

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  27. I have just arrived at your blog via the tour! Love your cards! I have subscribed and bookmarked and am off to visit around your blog. Thanks for the chance to win some candy!

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  28. Great samples! Thanks for a chance to win!
    bethbeaty@earthlink.net

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  29. This tour is FABULOUS!!!

    I LOVE all of your crations - such a different look with this CUTE set!

    Kimberly
    Kamerritt@austin.rr.com

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  30. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy. Your cards made with this new set are really cute.

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  31. This set, above all the other new ones, is my favorite so far; it's so versatile! Thanks for the chance to win some yummy blog candy, too!

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  32. These samples are so gorgeous!! Love the generous bows on your cards!
    Michele
    LittleRedCottage at gmail dot com

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  33. Great samples! Thanks for sharing and for the blog candy.

    Robin
    rdo1958 at charter dot net

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  34. Thanks for sharing such great ideas for this stamp set.

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  35. I love the card tote with the brown and brown striped ribbon. (i am a brown nut!) Great blog candy!
    Rachel B
    rabogner@cableone.net

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  36. Gorgeous use of the new colors! WOuld LOVE to win the blog candy, I've never purchased one of the card sets even though I'm a dedicated SU customer. :o)
    -Brandy

    brandyc at tampabay.rr.com

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  37. Hello Lisa-

    Your cards are so much fun! I love the glitter on the small one. Makes it look good enought to eat! LOL!

    I really enjoy your blog. I subscribe by "feed"

    Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win:)

    thearvins@verizon.net

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  38. Too cute! Thanks for sharing.
    marycate315@gmail.com

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  39. I love the tote with the note cards! How fun! Thanks for sharing your projects!
    nmderrick@embarqmail.com

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  40. WOW I love your creations! Now I NEED that set...hehehe. Thanks for the chance at your candy!

    Julie
    julie_temple61@yahoo.com

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  41. Your cards are so clean! I've favorited you!
    Sharon L
    sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

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  42. Lovely projects - I now want that stamp set badly :-)

    willsygirl at gmail dot com

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  43. LOVE your use of color... You make this set look so fun and enticing! Guess it now goes on my wishlist, too!
    Thanks for a great tour!
    Marita
    kmskfam@aol.com

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  44. I didn't look at this twice, but I love how you used it!

    It is so sweet of you to offer up some blog candy! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    Melissa
    melissa.banian@gmail.com

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  45. I love this set. I'll have to add it to my wish list. Thanks for sharing.
    ctcao@earthlink.net

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  46. I've never tried one of the card kits. Thanks so much for offering one as a prize. Your cards are great!
    geddiesusan@hotmail.com

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  47. Hi Princess Lisa, Yes we are all teachers and students as we journey through our lives. Thank you for letting me wander throught your castle. cbrequejo@aol.com

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  48. The cards you made are adorable.
    The blog candy is a sweet offer. The colors in the kit are a perfect combination.

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  49. Lisa,
    You always seem to AMAZE me with your creative talent. I must admit I stalk your blog along with a few others, I can't ever seem to get enough inspiration. Love the "on a pedestal set", I'm gonna have to get that set ASAP!! Thanks again!
    Tiearra
    brwneyed_mommy@yahoo.com

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  50. Love the chocolate card with the bow... the striped ribbon makes such a statement! Fabulous!!

    Tricia
    tswampler@yahoo.com

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  51. Love your cards. Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing. Mary

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  52. I just love your blog. I signed up to follow when you were interviewed for the royal blog tour. I really like what you do with cards and you make it look and sound so easy.
    mickeymouse42bj@aol.com

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  53. Love your ideas and your blog. Great job. Looking forward to visiting your site more often.
    patsy Colbert
    patsycolbert@yahoo.com

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  54. these cards are adorable.

    me.mcpherson@hotmail.com

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  55. This blog tour is going to be the death of my checkbook!!!! You've used yet another stamp set that I now MUST have! LOVE your cards!

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  56. Very whimsical. I like the cards you created. Thank you for sharing. Cheryl fam4farm@yahoo.com

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  57. i really like your style and your blog is great inspiration!
    thanks.
    macy.wong@sbcglobal.net

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  58. I love your color combos -- thanks for sharing! Katie
    dave-katie-ecom@comcast.net

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  59. Thanks for sharing. Lagene
    lagene@sandscastle.com

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  60. Great birthday cards

    sheila59@comcast.net

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  61. Your ribbons look great
    reneydavis@aol.com

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  62. Thank you for such great inspiration! You've done some lovely work here.
    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome blog candy. That set is actually on my wish list.
    Hugs
    Lynda =)
    Lumbkin@gmail(dot)com

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  63. I love how you put the corduroy button together with the ribbon - nice touch!
    oncelaw@comcast.net

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  64. Your birthday cards are wonderful! I like the corduroy button with the ribbon. It's gorgeous!

    Sandy

    flemings@eastonteachers.org

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  65. Great projects!
    Thanks for the chance to win blog candy! I've always wanted to try the Simply Sent kits, but there are always so many things on my wish list!

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  66. I really enjoyed your blog. Your ideas are very nice. Thanks for the opportunity to win blog candy!

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  67. Gorgeous work! Thank you for sharing.

    Lea Kimmel
    leadonna24@aol.com

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  68. I love your ribbon with the corduroy button. Great job on all your projects. Thanks for sharing your talent. Mary
    mdavis74@rochester.rr.com

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  69. I love the button in the middle of your bow in the last sample. Stunning!
    -Nicole
    manwaring.nicole@gmail.com

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  70. It's very kind of you to share your great projects.
    I am from Canada though, so no blog candy for me.
    Take care

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  71. Awesome cards and the carrier is precious! Love your color selections and your clever stamping designs...

    Thanks so much for this opportunity!

    kastenc@sbcglobal.net

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  72. Great cards and thanks for sharing all your ideas for this set.
    melissa.flieg@verizon.net

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  73. Love your projects.
    melodystamps@wi.rr.com

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  74. This is so wonderful all your projects and colors are great. Thanks for the inspiration.

    deborah345 underscore 2 at yahoo dot com

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  75. You did a great job showcasing this set. It was not on my wish list but you have me thinking about it. I adore the colors you chose!

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  76. Great ideas ...thanks for sharing your beautiful items. Hugs from Michigan
    chrisd
    cndomino@yahoo.com

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  77. Your cake/cupcakes on a pedestal card is so cute... and you're not kidding about that ribbon- it looks luxurious!

    Thanks for the chance to win some candy!

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  78. Your projects are great! The more I see of the wide striped ribbon, the more I love it! Debra

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  79. That wide striped ribbon is gorgeous and compliments that box so well! Would love to win if SU demos are allowed, if not, thanks for sharing all your stuff with us!

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  80. I love your projects-fun and friendly. Thanks for sharing!! tracey_ecb@yahoo.com

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  81. a simply sent card kit given to me as a gift was how I got hooked!
    Anna
    ark_nyc at yahoo dot com

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  82. I love the color combos!!!! What great cards!
    Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Linda

    lindaannga@ymail.com

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  83. Lisa, I love all your creations, but ~OMG!~ those mini cakes on your card project #1! Too cute!

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  84. I absolutely love all of your samples!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!
    email: dkelly@comporium.net

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  85. These cards are too cute. The first stamp set is really growing on me.

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  86. Love your projects, especially the little 3x3 note carrier. It is adorable.

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  87. That birthday set is one of the new ones on my must have list. Beautiful examples of use.
    T. Blue
    tmblueb@hotmail.com

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  88. Sue (csgrecco@comcast.net)July 27, 2009 at 11:20 AM

    Thanks so much for the beautiful samples. That set caught my eye as well and I love what you made with it! Keep up the great work!

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  89. mary.schultz@nexxpost.comJuly 27, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    I got to your site from the tour, but will definately be coming back! Love your projects!

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  90. I love your samples. thanks fot sharing and thanks for the great giveaway. Hope i win!
    vschnorr at go-concepts dot com

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  91. Love your gorgeous samples!!!
    I just love this new in color and the new sets!

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  92. I love your projects and I think this set is so cute! Thanks for sharing your talents and for the chance to win the awesome blog candy!
    janet@swofford.com

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  93. Awesome cards!
    Beth F.
    stampinbeth@msn.com

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  94. Wonderful cards. I just love the cupcakes!

    Cathy
    CatBells_2000@yahoo.com

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  95. Cute cards!

    Diane
    tdharris1@cox.net

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  96. So nice! Thanks for sharing.
    Krista (kbaldwin@powercreative.com)

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  97. Love the ribbons :)

    Christine

    cmmartindale2005@yahoo.com

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  98. Awesome bday cards. I always feel like I'm stuck in a rut with the same ol' layouts!

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  99. wonderful projects Kim. thanks for sharing.
    Hugs and blessings - Jean
    jlfstudio@live.com

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  100. Love your creations! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win your blog candy! Beth
    Bethluvs2kraft@aol.com

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  101. This is the first time I have seen your work! :) I LOVE it!! Thanks for doing the blog!! Can't wait to see more!

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  102. Thank you for sharing. I really liked the note cards and tote.

    Hope Cottrell
    hopecottrell@gmail.com

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  103. Wow, I am DYING to know how you created the little tote for the cards... that is amazingly cute!
    Elizabeth Sloman sloman4100 at bellsouth dot net

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  104. Hi Lisa, This is my first visit to your blog but I am subbing to see more of your great work. Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings!
    Jan
    joyfuljan at bellsouth dot net

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  105. I'm totally in love with the giant bows!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Alicia C
    arcrr(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  106. Your cards are amazing!
    thanks!
    fellsmeresun@bellsouth.net

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  107. These projects are AWESOME!!!
    Jackie Pritchett
    jaclynnmarie@yahoo.com

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  108. Great Cards!
    katiecrews111@gmail.com

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  109. love your use of the colors

    Kathy Salameda
    kathyangel@comcast.net

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  110. Love card #3. Thanks for sharing
    Cindy F
    cinmfoster at aol dot com

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  111. I am in love with this stamp set and your cards made me more so!
    Amy Haskedakes
    amyhaskedakes@gmail.com

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  112. What an elegant look that chocolate striped grosgrain ribbon gives to your card! WOW! I just love it! I may have to have some of that now! Thanks for making us fall in love with it! lol!

    Thank you for inviting us to enter your blog candy prize entry.

    Customer,
    Annette V.
    scrappin_addict1958@hotmail.com

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  113. love the sparkles on top of the cupcake - great detail.
    Kristy
    Customer
    mrsworm@hotmail.com

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  114. love your samples and will be following your blog. thanks for the chance to win blog candy.

    Melinda
    hamiltondm@hotmail.com

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  115. Great projects! I'm really starting to like this set. I will have to put it on my wish list! thanks for the chance to win. Joyce Loy @ alloy4@pa.net

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  116. Love your creativity!

    Michele Redding
    MRedding@cuckooschicken.com

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