Saturday, January 8, 2011

Stampendous! Blog Hop!!


Welcome to Stampendous! Rubber Stamps’ first official Blog Hop! We are thrilled to show you some really wonderful projects from BOTH the October 2010 Valentine, Easter, Spring Catalog (just uploaded to our website for your purchasing pleasure) and the January 2011 Catalog premiering at CHA at the end of this month (soon to be available in your local store for your wish list making pleasure). We’re so excited you can join us!


There will be four prizes drawn at random from the eligible hoppers... We’ll give away two of the Busy Bunnies set from the October Catalog and two flower sets from the January Catalog! All blog hoppers who comment on all the blogs will receive an email with a really cute bonus project and directions!!


SO, if you just ended up here because you LOVE me, head back and start at the Stampendous blog! If you arrived here from the blog of the fabulously fun and fantastically talented Rachel aka Gingerbread Gal you are right on track!


First I have for you a scrapbook page from the October catalog featuring a new gorgeous stamp called Heart Hugs. I stamped the image multiple times on black card stock with Versamark ink and then embossed the images with Pomegranate Embossing Powder.



I cut out one of the images as a whole for my title on my page. The rest of the hearts I cut apart for page embellishments. I accented these with a bit of bling...some Dot Sparklers Class-a-Peel stickers in black.


I also punched a border of black card stock with an EK Success border punch then colored the deckled edge with a Versamarker and embossed that with the same Pomegranate Embossing Powder.

Its finished off with some pattern paper (from KI Memories) and a lovely picture of my youngest daughter Rachael.

Next I have for you a card that I sent in for the BRAND new catalog that will be hitting local stamp stores in just a couple of weeks! The new sets will be released at CHA at the end of January. But I have a peek-a-loo for you of one of my new favorite Stampendous! sets...Agapanthus Thank You. (Please don't ask me to pronounce that for you...I so don't have a green thumb OR knowledge of flowers...just know when I like 'em!)


I love, love, love the way this card turned out! For the main panel I stamped the chunkiest image in the set (this is a Perfectly Clear set with multiple images and sentiments) in Versamark ink onto Glossy card stock then embossed it with White Embossing Powder. After that I used a Ranger Alcohol Ink blending tool and some Copic reinkers to create the background.

That panel and the mats behind it were cut out with Oval Nestabilties from Spellbinders. The main background is stamped with Black Memento ink and Crushed Olive Distress Ink with more pieces from this set. The border was created with a Fiskars border punch. The ribbon was purchased from Michael's.

OK, from here you get to head to the Uber talented Kimberly of For the Love of Paper! If you got lost along the way here's the hopping order:


Jennie http://just4funcrafts.blogspot.com/

Wendy http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/

Rachel http://gingerbreadgallery.blogspot.com/

Cyndi http://scrappychickcyndi.blogspot.com/

Kimberly http://kimberly-crawford.blogspot.com/

Pam http://1pamperedstamper.blogspot.com/



and...Here are the


Official Rules:

1. Start the hop at the Stampendous! blog then hop through all the Design Team blogs.

2. Make sure to leave a comment on each Design Team Members' post.

3. We will pick 4 random winners from all the comments left at all the sites. You must comment on EACH site to be eligible.

4. You have until Monday, January 10th at midnight EST to hop and comment.

5. Winners will be picked and notified on Wednesday, January 12.

6. We can’t mail prizes internationally, but if you want to join the hop we will email you the cute project.

7. Have fun!


Thanks so much for joining us today and we hope you enjoyed the hop through Spring and into Summer with Stampendous!


-Cyndi


153 comments:

  1. Pomegranate embossing powder......yum!

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  2. I love how you incorporated the stamps into your layout! Both projects are gorgeous and the background for your flower turned out perfect.

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  3. Wow, what great eye candy! I LOVE those hearts and such beautiful contrast with the dark background. The new set looks totally fabulous! I'm a flower-a-holic when it comes to stamps, can't get enough!!

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  4. What an elegant card! Love the colors!

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  5. Love all the hearts on your scrapbook page! Both the card and page are beautiful!

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  6. Lovely card! Can't wait to SEE more new stamps! ;-)

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  7. Love your layout and card. Your card is beautiful.

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  8. Love your layout and your card is simply wonderful!

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  9. I love the trendy color combo on your layout!

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  10. loving the cards and the colors, especially the valentines ones
    hugs

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  11. Beautiful scrapbook page and card! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Very pretty projects. The stamps soon to be released look very appealing. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Your layout is so sweet - love the black and white photo with those colors! And your card is fabulous - I'm in love with the dandilion stamp! I just discovered your blog on this first Stampendous hop, and am now a follower. So nice to meet you. I love your creative style and am going to have fun looking over your archives and seeing your creativity. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  14. Absolutely love that scrapbook page.

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  15. Loving the hugs & kisses stamp with the hearts...and the projects you did with them!This blog hop is giving me a pretty good idea as to where my fun money might end up!

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  16. Beautiful projects! LOVE the colors on the SB page the color pops out!

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  17. Really like your layout and the colors you used! Really cool technique on the card too!

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  18. You did very well on the heart/saying stamp...that one was a hard one for me :) I love love love what you did with the aga..apa..whatever its called stamp....it is so watercolory just so soft and perty! Great job! have fun reading the hop messages ;)

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  19. Beautiful! I love that flower! Great work!

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  20. Wow love love that card and stamps. Will be looking for these as well. Take Care

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  21. Love your alcohol ink background! Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. I agree with Anna - Pomegranate embossing powder - it really looks great against that dark BG. TFS

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  23. The pomegrante embossing podwer is beautiful.

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  24. What an amazing layout. I love how your design.

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  25. Beautiful Pink scrapbook page Cyndi! I love seeing stamps used for scrapbooking! Your flower card... yeah, love these type of images by Stampendous! So pretty! So glad we don't have to have a green thumb to stamp!!! lol TFS!
    Pam Going Postal

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  26. I liked your layout,I have several granddaughters so I will be looking for ideas for scrapping photos of them.

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  27. Thank you for adding the "how to's" for making such spots of beauty!

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  28. You have a beautiful daughter and a very nice page to show her off. The card is very pretty. I love the colors you used.

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  29. Great laylout. what fun stamps and colors.....Thanks for sharing

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  30. Love both projects! Truly inspirational!

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  31. Very nice! Great color choices!

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  32. That thank you card is to die for. So gorgeous!

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  33. I love your card, the colors are amazing! Thank you for the great ideas.

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  34. I love your card!!!!!!!!!!! especially the thank your card!!!

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  35. pretty layout and card! tfs and for the hop!
    Barbara

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  36. Love the scrapbook page and the card is beautiful! Just my colors.

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  37. Love the layout and yummy colors on your scrap page. That agapanthus card is to die for! Love the resist look on focal point! So pretty.

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  38. Your layout is so cute!!!! I just love the card - lovin the colors!!

    Kellie

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  39. Love both projects! Your choice of pink and black for the page layout is fantastic. The card is incredible. Soft, subtle, ... just amazing colors. Beautifully understated, but with lots of punch. Makes the images pop! Not sure how you accomplished that but it's really great.

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  40. Beautiful scrapbook page to highlight your beautiful daughter. And apprecioate your explanation of all you did to create the lovely card. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  41. Love the hearts...I need to add this set! Thanks for sharing your cards! (CaliChris/chris weber)

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  42. Both are simply gorgeous!
    Blessings Bernie

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  43. Both of the stamps are fantastic. I love the way you did your page layout using the hearts and the flower speaks for itself. I love the way it turned out too.

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  44. Your scrapbook page with the hearts is lovely
    and doesn't take away from the photo. I love the colours on your card and the way you have put it together.

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  45. The hearts scrapbook page is great. I love the hearts.

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  46. Wow Cyndi - I love these projects! At first I thought the Hugs and Kisses was a card but I lover the whole layout and what a darling daughter! That card... what can I say? I love love love it! Going to have to start saving some stamp money! I became a follower of your blog because I so love your creative style :)

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  47. Your projects are great, and I really like the hearts and how you used them.

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  48. Just love you use of colour. Your scrapbook page is lovely. Love the agapanthus too.

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  49. I love the color combo for your daughter's layout. I agree that the flower card layout turned out so awesome!! I am running to my craft room to try out some stamps and reinkers!!
    lol

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  50. simple and sweet cards...I love them. Marie

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  51. Love your scrapbook page - I adore making cards, but get stuck on a page (crazy huh). However, you have inspired me

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  52. I love the way the card turned out too!
    what a great layout.
    Sandra ltb
    slbt17 at yahoo dot com

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  53. Terrific examples with the new stamps. Thanks for the wonderful peek!

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  54. WOWZER! Your right FANTASTIC!! I love the scrapbook page. Darling. The emboss resist card is just fabulous!! Thank you so much for sharing today. I hope you have a blessed day!

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  55. Great projects. Love your scrapbook page and how well those images work with this layout.

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  56. Thanks for the tip on how to make those gorgeous backgrounds...gotta try it! Love these. -cg

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  57. Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects gave me several ideas.

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  58. Thank you! I love both projects and the techniques you used.

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  59. I so appreciate the use of black, especially with the Valentine Day Card....adds such a richness.

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  60. Oh, thank you for doing a scrapbook page. I just love how you did the hearts. Beautiful page. Ok, I never heard of that flower, but wow, it is pretty and I love the colors you chose for the card. Thanks for sharing.

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  61. I love the hearts - the technique on the card is pretty fantastic too

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  62. I really like the hearts and Pomegranate embossing powder.

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  63. love...love...love the layout!

    Theresa Neubaum

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  64. Love both the layout and the card...very stunning!

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  65. Great projects, love that big flower stamp.

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  66. beautiful projects. Love love love the card technique.

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  67. Really cute projects. I love the alcohol reinkers technique for the flower card, it came out really gorgeous!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  68. I love both of your projects! The layout is so sweet and the card is so creative! I will have to try that technique! thanks so much for sharing!

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  69. Great Job! Keep up the great work!

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  70. I love the layout. It's really cute.

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  71. Beautiful layouts! Love the peaks at the new stamps! Can't wait to see the new catalog! Aloha, Joanne

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  72. I love hearts EVERYTHING! Thanks for sharing your projects. I'm lovin' all the project along the hop!!

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  73. Lovely layout! I love the heart stamp.

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  74. Absolutely love the card. Can't wait to try this technique with these stamps.

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  75. WOW Cyndi both these projects are stunning. Love the hearts on the layout they simply pop! beautiful color combo on the card, such a great technique.

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  76. Love that Heart stamp and love the way they really stand out on our project

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  77. super cute projects. love everything about the layout it is great.

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  78. both of your projects are awesome! thanks for sharing them! laura j

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  79. Your card is stunning...but I'll be scrap-lifting your layout...I love the pink/black stamped components. Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Beki Ward at msn dot com

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  80. Love the Hugs and Kisses stamp. Perfect for Valentines day. Perfect for your layout too!

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  81. the layout is my favorite. I love how you used those hearts with the dots. cool idea.

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  82. Beautiful projects-LOVE the card!
    lynlee4@gmail.com

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  83. Love your cards, good colors.

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  84. Love that scrapbook page. It's a "must do"!

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  85. I love hearts or maybe I should say I heart hearts!

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  86. I absolutely love the color pop between the black paper and pink colors. What a wonderful scrapbook page. Beautiful samples!

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  87. Thank you so much for sharing, Love the page. I have been so focused on my Christmas cards but seeing your pages make me want to get back to working with my pictures. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  88. You used my favorite colors. Love the card, great stamp.

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  89. I LOVE that hot pink on black embossing- why have I never thought of that?! I think the next Valentine's Day card I make is going to use your idea!! :)

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  90. Lovely projects. I like a lot how the embossed hearts look!

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  91. I love both of your projects. The steps to your layout worked out so great. And the card?? well...simply beautiful!

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  92. Love the cards. Love the Hot pink & black. Very striking... Great job.

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  93. Love the effect of the color of embossing powder on black. Wow!
    Sheri
    rcorwin@cox.net

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  94. Gtreat stamps - love the pink embossing!

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  95. Great projects. Lots of Inspiration on this 1sT Hop..great fun

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  96. Great work. Enjoyed the different processes.

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  97. I like your layout and your card! So Sophisticated and classy!

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  98. Your hearts page is nearly as gorgeous as your daughter! What a great way to create very unusual elements for a scrapbook page.

    The card is SOMETHING ELSE! It reminds me of some flowers I have in my garden that bloom in the early summer.

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  99. I love the Heart Hugs stamp!!
    Wish to own one but will definitely look to buy:)

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  100. The layout & the card are both stunning! I love stamping on layouts.

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  101. Love the layout, and the new stamps are looking fabulous.

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  102. Love your happy projects. You've used such fun colors and details! The flower card is my favorite!!

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  103. Love the technique you used on the flower card. I've used it before, but not for awhile...thanks for the reminder!

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  104. I am loving the new stamps! All of the projects are so adorable!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  105. Wonderful cards! The color combo on the hearts is great, and I am in love with the flower card!!

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  106. Lovely projects,thanks for sharing your the techniques

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  107. Don't you just love embossing flowers?

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  108. The thank you card is out of this world!

    Thanks

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  109. Love the scrapbook page and the embossing folder.

    (Ldyglfr62 at AOL dot com

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  110. Beautiful projects. TFS {Hugs} Peggy M
    Stampnmore at aol dot com

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  111. Your projects are beautiful.... I love the layout of your daughter, very gorgeous!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  112. What beautiful work - I love both the page and that great card!

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  113. Crafters that make cards and scrapbook always love to see how stamps can make a page. Thank you for sharing.

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  114. Beautiful work and such a lovely way to "mettre en valeur" your daughter. And the card is so nice with the palish colour.

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  115. Your layout and card are beautiful Cyndi!!! I love how you got so creative and used different techniques to showcase on your projects!

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  116. I love the page and the card is fabulous.

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  117. That LO is very eye-catching, and the card is beautiful. Two different styles and they are both wonderful!

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  118. Love your cards. They are beautiful

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  119. wowww, how beautiful this card is!! Luv the colors you chose for this card!:-)

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  120. Great projects. Love the scrapbook page. The embossed hearts are wonderful. Your card is awesome. Love the blues and greens and how you blended them on the main image.

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  121. No matter how you pronounce it, it is beautiful. veogg at att.net

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  122. take me back to the 60's ... i feel like a flower child all over again! love that effect. super cute scrapbook page too.

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  123. Love the color combos! And I absolutely love the little girl in the post below! Great work!

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  124. Both great projects! Thankyou so much for sharing with us!

    Arabella

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  125. Very creative. Love the hearts!

    Anna

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  126. Wow...I love all the embossing on both the layout and the card. I guess I better brush up on my embossing, Love it!! Hugs, Teresa E.

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  127. all of your projects are so cool. and I love the new stamps!
    -liz

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  128. As always, I love your creations! Can't wait to see the new catty and more of your awesomeness!

    Lea Kimmel

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  129. I love the pink and black together!!

    ascrapbooknut@yahoo.com

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  130. WAHOOO for blog hops. I love your creations and your flower technique is jaw dropping! LOVE IT!

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  131. Amazing projects! That scrapbook page is gorgeous! Fantastic layout and so pretty! The card is beautiful. I really love the stamped background. Wonderful creations Cyndi!
    :) Rachel

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