Friday, August 19, 2011

Getting Cricky Ustream and Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Getting Cricky Ustream Event and
Blog Hop where we are showcasing three BRAND NEW sets of K Andrew Design's Stamp Art Sentiment Stamps!

All of the FUN will start RIGHT HERE at the Getting Cricky Ustream Channel at 9pm EST (6pm PST)...So please click on the link and Join the Getting Cricky Crowd (if you are joining us later, we invite you to watch the recorded version of the Ustream so that you don't miss out on ANY of the EXCITEMENT!)!!

If you're joining us after the Ustream, thank you!!  Each of us on the Design Team, along with our Special Guest - Amanda from Amanda's Crafts and More, are so pleased to have you here with us!!  What an exciting night of NEW RELEASES we've had!!  So let's get HOPPING so we can each show you what we've created using one (or more) of Kristal's NEW stamp sets!!

If you've hopped along from Becky then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Kristal's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)

Each of Kristal's stamp sets benefit charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. Kristal is donating to the following charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, E. Glaser Pediatric AIDS  Foundation, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), Wayside House for Women, Camp Good Days & Special Times, and Autism Research Institute. Kristal will donate $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale to the charity noted; and over time believes this will add up to some wonderful miracles for these special people. So you can feel good that each time you purchase a K Andrew Designs art stamp set, someone around the country is receiving some good help!

K Andrew's stamps are all made and assembled here in the USA, which is very important to Kristal. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained here in America. And this weekend only, Kristal is offering FREE SHIPPING! Isn't that awesome?! But wait...there's more! Everyone that spends $20.00 or more will receive this FREE small stamp set:
Isn't it beautiful?! You can learn even more about Kristal's stamps (and pick some up for yourself) by visiting her online store: K Andrew Designs:
 

Tonight on the Ustream, you saw previews for THREE brand new sets!! Weren't they wonderful???

For my first project, I'd like to share the "Coffee & Tea For You & Me" set...

benefits Wayside House for Women

 
I know this is a coffee and tea set of stamps, but it has other non-beverage sentiments that are equally fabulous! For this easel birthday card, I used paper from the DCWV Playtime stack. I cut out the window from Elegant Edges and then cut a frame to frame the opening. The bird is from Sophisticated, and I stamped her with Ranger Perfect Medium and then heat embossed her with Holographic Embossing Powder to give her a nice sparkly sheen. I attached her with foam tape. The banner is also from Sophisticated, also attached with foam tape. I welded the base of the banner together on my Gypsy. The flowers on the banner are from a punch in my stash and I added small pearl brads. To show you how versatile these mix and match stamps are, I used "have a" and then for "great", I simply taped over the word "day" that followed, and added "birthday". I inked the stamps and then removed the tape to get this awesome sentiment! I stamped it on a the same design paper and cut another frame to surround it. I then lined up the paper so it matched the base and attached it with foam tape. I cut a couple of flowers from the paper and adhered them with foam tape to give dimension. I added pearl brads to hold the easel in place and added gems with my iRock.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
For my second project, I'd like to share the "Winged Things" set...

benefits E. Glaser Pediatric AIDS
Foundation

I decided to make a colorful wall hanging for this project. I used paper from My Mind's Eye (orange); Core Couture (red); K & Company (base of butterfly); and DCWV Performance Stack (the deep red, almost black). I cut the flower from Forever Young at 7" in cardboard first to give it some strength.
The butterfly is from Picturesque and I cut it at 2 1/2". I added pearls and only adhered it to the paper in the center so the wings look like they are in flight.
I used a Spellbinders Nestabilities die to cut the tags, and the clips are curtain hangers that I had in my stash. This set has so many awesome sayings, I had a hard time choosing which to use! I decided upon "If there were no change, there would be no butterflies". I also used the pretty butterfly stamp from this set. I added crystals with my iRock and inked all the edges with Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink.

For my third project, I'd like to share the "Sympathetic Sayings" set...
benefits Camp Good Days & Special Times

For me, one of the hardest cards to make is a sympathy card. It is hard to know just what to say to someone when they have experienced a loss. This stamp set takes care of that with some absolutely beautiful sentiments.
I used paper from the DCWV Natural Stack for this one. I embossed the white paper with a Cuttlebug embossing folder (I don't actually know the name of this one, but I love it...it came in a set). I cut the paper into three strips and adhered it to a slightly darker pearl paper. I then adhered that to a light gold color. I used a Cuttlebug die to cut the tag and adhered it with Hobby Lobby Ribbon, and used the sentiment "Time heals all things". I added some pearl bling to the bottom of the card.

Okay, I know this was a long post, but if you are still with me...I have blog candy!! Though I love all of the K Andrew stamp sets, this one is quite possibly my favorite - it has so many awesome, fun quotes. So how would you like to win your very own set of Splashtastic Summer stamps?
All you have to do for a chance to win this fun stamp set is:
  1. Be a Follower
  2. Leave a comment telling me your favorite place to visit/vacation in the summer
That's it! I will pick a winner via Random.org on Monday, August 22nd.

Now you can hop on over to your next stop, Shawn



Thanks so much for stopping by tonight!

79 comments:

  1. Your card is beautiful. I like how you recessed the bird. Very nice.

    My favorite place to vacation during the summer is just taking day trips to the beach at low tide. Here in Maine, I love Popham beach, at low tide you can walk out to an island and there is plenty of room for everyone to run around. No crowds!!

    New follower. Thank you for the chance to win some amazing stamps.

    Linda
    www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com
    therrien_linda@yahoo.com

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  2. IM a follower and my fav place to go in the summer time is just the beach.. any beach pretty much.. cannon, long beach, sea side, newport, sandlake (anywhere on the WA and OR coast). I love all your projects but WOW that wall hanging is BEAUTIFUL!!! thanks for sharing and the chance to win!
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  3. Lisa every project is beautiful!! I really especially loved the white card. I have never seen that embossing folder before, I love it, it's so simple and elegant. I am a follower you knew that :)) We go, when we go to the mountains and camp in our trailer, no squatting in the woods for me, I would never get up again! Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  4. These are beautiful. I just love your butterfly wall hanging. I love to go anywhere in the canyons in the summer.
    rmpoohbear75 at gmail dot com

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  5. I've been a follower for awhile. My fav place to vacation would be Alaska. Went on a cruise & land tour there yrs ago and would like to return in a heartbeat. Thanks for chance to win giveaway.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  6. Hey Lisa, I tried to say hey at the Ustream but it got lost in one of the mad rushes of comments all at once. Your white on white sympathy card with the pearls was probably my favorite that K showed. Gorgeous!

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  7. Lisa, what beautiful projects girlfriend! You did a great job! So glad that you are on the team.
    Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM – Sister
    http://the3esblog.blogspot.com

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  8. Lisa, like always you blow me away. I love each and every one of your ideas. You definitely ROCK each stamp set.
    Great job
    Hugs
    Brenda GCDTM
    I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

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  9. Lisa, I'm so excited for you being on the DT!!! I absolutely love love love your dandelion sympathy card! Thanks for the fun giveaway. We live in Wisconsin so my favorite vacation place is going camping.
    Hugs, Jenni
    http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com/

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  10. LISA~ your cards are just so stunning! beautiful, i love them all !scrappingmamma~ustoleit@comcast.net

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  11. Absolutely lovely projects, every one! TFS and thanks for the chance to win.
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  12. Your cards are great. But I love your butterfly hanging. Thanks for sharing. We love to vacation at Charlie Brown Camp Ground. Camping is one of our favorite things to do.

    lebpab21408atyahoodotcom

    pattispaperfun.blogspot.com

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  13. Lisa, I love this wall hanging! It is the BOMB! I like your cards too, but I have to scraplift the wall hanging for sure! My favorite vacation place is the beach. Any beach...whether it be the lake, ocean, or even a pond since it is so dry here right now!
    bootsandbling at gmail dot com

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  14. Such beautiful cards - the white one is my favorite!
    Cyndie

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  15. The butterfly card is beautiful and a simple reminder of what God does in our lives. Thanks for sharing. I love to go anywhere on vacation where I can be alone with my family. Our all-time favorite was Queensland Australia, but that's not a place we can just hop to every summer;)
    Cheri
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  16. Wow! All of your cards are gorgeous! I love the butterfly & all that sparkle!! My fav vacation spot is def the coast but I don't like it in the summer...way too hot!! :)
    ♥ Laura ♥
    tweetyb@satx.rr.com
    http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  17. Lisa your cards are beautiful and i love the butterfly wall hanging, Tfs. I am already a follower.
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  18. All 3 of your projects are wonderful! I love the butterfly hanging and the sympathy card is really lovely.
    Janice

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  19. Hi Lisa, Love all your projects!! Good luch with the challenges. My favorite place to visit would be anywhere with water. Im already a follower.

    Hugs,
    Veronica
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

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  20. I love all your projects! I think my favorite place to visit is up north to see my family. I'm a new follower.

    jlieungh23@gmail.com
    jamiek711designs.blogspot.com

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  21. Lisa, I couldn't wait to see what you designed tonight. You didn't disappoint. Your cards are amazing!! I was excited for you when I saw you made this DT:) Your cards are beautiful. I love the way your sentiment just hangs in your sympathy card. Just so pretty. Since I live at the beach, my favorite place to go on vacation is the mountains with my family:) TFS!
    ~Madison funkcyards.blogspot.com
    funkycards @ charter dot net (no spaces)

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  22. Lisa,
    First I would like to start off by congratulating you on making the DT for K. Andrews. Your projects are so amazing and you did an incredible job with these cards. The embossing is fabulous. My favorite place I went this summer was Wine Tasting In Temecula. I love all the stamps sets. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com
    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

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  23. Awesome projects, I especially like your butterfly project.
    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dot com

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  24. Nice projects!!!
    Really cute easel card!
    Love the banner!
    Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

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  25. Great projects! Really love the paper color on the first one!
    My fav place to visit, is GA to see our Family!

    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  26. Beautiful card!!! Im inlove with the beach! everything about it is calm for me.
    kacee

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  27. Awesome Cards TFS! I am now a new follower of your blog!


    divaof5.blogspot.com
    letilliaslaughter at yahoo dot com

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  28. I forgot to say that my favorite place to go on Vacation is hands down DISNEYWORLD!! I simply Love the Mouse lol!!

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  29. Love your cards! I think the sympathetic sayings is my fav because I never know what to say and it says it all! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  30. I love going to Hocking Hills in the summer because it is cooler. I love your cards.

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  31. Lisa, all of your projects are positively gorgeous! I always love your work, but especially after a troubled crafting night I can really see the incredible beauty in your work. It's so hard to choose a favorite, so I'll simply tell you that each of the three made my heart smile brighter than a Christmas tree! :o) (And that I LOVE those papers/colors in the butterfly hanging! Wow.) Exquisite, diverse work for the hop, my crafty friend! :o) My favorite place to visit in the summer is anywhere there's dancing. Beach, mountains, Europe, Disney.. anywhere as long as there's a dance performance and studio somewhere! :o)

    Hugs and blessings! :o)
    http://kaleidoscopicsparkles.blogspot.com

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  32. I love the wall hanging that you made. The stamp set you used made it even better.

    yvette
    viveros at gmail dot com

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  33. My favorite place for a vacation is in Mexico with my grandma.

    yvette
    viverosy at gmail dot com

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  34. absolute beautiful stunning cards and as usual kristal's stamp sets are perfect!! I SO LOVE the butterfly one with the pearls and the perfect saying. I want this one to hang up!! Doris
    parkernana5 at cox dot net

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  36. Great card!! Really love the butterfly on the second card and the pearls on the third!! Sry I forgot to put in my first post my favourite place to visit in the summer!! I like camping!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  37. very nice cards. great stamp sets. tfs. i'm a disney world girl when it comes to vacations.

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  38. I love the white card that says time heals everything. It is very elegant.
    sherry
    needingJesusdaily@hotmail.com

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  39. Pretty cards. I love the wall hanging.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  40. Super cute cards! All of them are adorable, and congrats on your DT spot, your projects are always so cute! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!
    Laurie
    scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

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  41. WOW so very Beautiful Love all the cards my fav. is the Butterfly all the sentiments are the best thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. great job.
    abbraddock@msn.com
    new follower

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  42. Awesome job on all your projects. My favorite is the last one. I need to get that embossing folder! I have a similar stamp.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  43. Great projects!! I love the wall hanging! Christina ccapps35@gmail.com

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  44. I really like the simplicity of your white card. I keep forgetting tomuse my Cuttlebug for things like that. My favorite summer vacation spot would be somewhere cooler than home, such as the mountains. Plus we like to see our extended family.

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  45. I love your projects. The wall hanging is my aboslute favorite.

    My favorite place to vacation would have to be the beach in Florida. We usually go to a private beach and it's so peaceful.

    TFS sharing your inspiration and talent.

    Christel
    http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
    askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  46. You do a super great job!! You seem to be bold with your color combining---and it works beautifully!!! My favorite place to go on vacation is Playa Del Carmen, Mexico----We have not gotten to go in many years---but it is still my favorite:) Be so blessed!! bartlettpair4atmsndotcom

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  47. Your projects are so super! I love the sparkly wall hanging, the pretty bird card and the perfectly embossed sympathy card! So many wonderful creations in one post! Thanks for sharing :)Amy

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  48. I have got to learn to scrap like you! Love your projects. TFS I love Disneyland. Have not had a vacation in 5 years so that is where I would go next! CallyAnn(follower)
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  49. Super job! Great easel card Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  50. Your cards are all so beautiful! TFS. I'm already a follower. My favorite place to vacation is wherever my family is. I'm not big on vacation spots but if my family can all get together, anywhere, that's where I want to be. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Kris
    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

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  51. Hi Lisa! All of your cards look beautiful!!! I'm already a very happy follower, and my favorite place to visit/vacation is Disneyland! My dream is to one day travel to Florida to see DisneyWorld... :)
    Amy
    redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

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  52. Hi Lisa,

    Just popped in to look at your projects! They are all great! I have been sick in bed for a couple of days. I already have this stamp set so if I win please pass it along to someone else! Hugs!
    chrissandlou.blogspot.com

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  53. I am already a follower and a big fan of Kristals. I love to visit Charleston. It is so awsome with history and beauty. Come visit me and see what I have done with her stamps. Good luck to everyone.
    Blog:http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/

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  54. I'm back! I have an award for you on my blog! :)
    Amy
    redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

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  55. cute! i can't wait to get the winged set!! Love it!1


    tfs


    felkatz at gmail dot com

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  56. Very nicely done, love everything, thanks so much for joining CTO!

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  57. Aloha Lisa,
    Both projects were Stunning. I really like the butterfly wall hanging. The card is also Simple but Elegent.Would love to win those stamps. My favorite vaction would have to be San Francisco and Las Vegas. But my family and I enjoy going to the beach in the summer. My dream vaction is Paris, Australia, and Japan. I hope one day I'll be able to go there..It would be really nice :-).
    Hugs,
    Rez

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  58. Great cards Lisa. Thanks for sharing. I love going anywhere as long as I'm not at home!!

    Ildi-The Craftin Mama
    www.thecraftinmama.blogspot.com
    ildij3@verizon.net

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  59. Great job. My favorite place to visit is Georgia. I love the climate

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  60. thank you for the wonderful hop have a blast everybody has a great card and thanks for sharing and for the chance to win cool stamps
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  61. Hi Lisa, my super duper talented friend...love your cards, as always they are amazing. You do such a marvelous job all the time. For me, vacation fav would be the Bahamas...love their blue water. ~Shen

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  62. I am back Sweetie to ask you to come over and pick up an award I want to share with you. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  63. Hi Lisa,WOW all your cards are just sooo BEAUTIFUL!SUPER job as always my friend,I TOTALLY LOVE them all!!:)

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  64. Wow, Lisa! Three incredible projects. I think the wall hanging is my favorite. :) My favorite place to visit in the summer is anywhere with cool, refreshing water. LOL

    Kelly
    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

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  65. Your cards are GORGEOUS! Love them and all the new stamps. I live in Phoenix, and my favorite place to visit in the summer is any place cooler than here!

    puffinliz at yahoo dot com

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  66. Really pretty card, love the matching DP's and your banner is wonderful! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

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  67. I love the card with the bird! But when I saw the SYMPATHY card, WOWZA! that is gorgeous. And like you said, it's so hard to do sympathy cards, cause I don't want to appear "cheesey"...thank you for sharing. My fav summer spot...the beach! I am a follower. http://coffee24tea.blogspot.com teelayoung at hotmail dot com

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  68. Love your sympathy card. You are right - the stamps would make it much easier to polish off such a card. They are so hard to do! We went to Chesapeake Bay this summer, nice change from the Outer Banks, where we usually go. Thanks for participating in the hop.

    BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

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  69. I love the butterfly card, the saying and the colors absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing

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  70. I really love the sentiment on the butterfly card. You've done an awesome job....each one is very creative! My favorite place to visit....right here in Florida by our pool with the grand-children.
    Claire
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  71. Loving all the projects! Especially all that glitter! Great job with the easel card and thanks for playing along with us this week at CTO!

    Hugs,
    Tracey - CTO DT member
    www.trailoftreasures.com

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  72. Lisa, oh my gosh, you rock, girl! All of your creations are so beautiful and so unique. Love them! Janis - GCDTM sister

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  73. wow! Every time I visit you I find something wonderful! I love the card and the wall hanging! so cute!

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  74. Lisa, all of your projects are fabulous! I'm sorry it has taken me so long to get around to see them :)
    ~Hugs~
    Becky
    www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com

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  75. Lisa,
    Both of your projects are so beautiful,the sentiments are perfect!! TFS :0)
    Hugs,
    Diana
    daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

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  76. WOWZERS, chicka!! Haven't you run out of creativity yet??? You must lie awake at night and think up these incredible ideas and designs!! I was trying to pick a FAVORITE of the three, but they are all too MAGNIFICENT!! :) I will say that I was stuck on the first card for a LONG time looking at ALL of the wonderful details -- You'd better keep a lookout over your shoulder -- I may just need to kidnap ya the next time my mojo gets ZAPPED!! LOL :)

    What a treat to HOP with you!! :)
    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

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  77. These are such great projects! I love the clips you used on the red flower. I am a new follower. I love going to Hawaii (Oahu) during summer vacation. Thanks for joining us at CTO. -Yvette
    cre8tivegirls at yahoo dot com

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  78. LOVE your projects! I am going to have to find that embossing template.. I love it too! TFS your amazing projects! I am a follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog and do the same if you aren't already at http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com

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