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Friday, April 20, 2012

Show Your Style Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the "Show Your Style"
Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!
 

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!! We have an EXTRA SPECIAL hop for you this month -- For the past week we've been celebrating the BRAND NEW additions to our Getting Cricky team by showcasing some of our FAVORITE K Andrew Designs Stamp Art Sets... And NOW, we'd like for you to get to know more about us and our very special Guest Designer (and former Getting Cricky Design Team Sister), Larelyn from Handmade from My Heart!!

Throughout the hop you'll be introduced to each of the Design Team Members who will share a little about their styles and preferences for stamping!! We hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way, so let's get hopping... If you've hopped along from our special Guest Designer Larelyn, 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, Adopt a Classroom, 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. You can learn even more about Kristal's stamps (and pick some up for yourself) by visiting her online store: K Andrew Designs:


Kristal's stamp sets are perfect for cards, layouts, and so much more...

For my project, I'm featuring Positive Thoughts and Scripture Sayings:



I can't really describe my crafting style...it's always changing. When I first started making cards, I used Card Maker on the computer (I cringe looking back at those cards!!) Then I moved on to do-it-yourself card kits in a box I purchased from I think Michaels. They were a step-up, but still cringe-worthy!! My current style is a mixture of shabby chic, grunge and vintage. And I still love my Gypsy :)


For my project, I made a Mother's Day card and gift box!! I had a request to do a tutorial on a box I made for an earlier project and I am going to work on putting that together, so instead of including the instructions now for this box, I will have them soon. I threw all of my favorites into this project: Spellbinders, Cricut/Gypsy, Flower Shoppe, Distress Inks, embossing, sewing, lace, tulle, ribbon, gems and Kristal's amazing stamps!!


The paper is from the DCWV Be Mine stack. I cut the flowers at 5" from Flower Shoppe and wrapped ivory tulle around them. The base of the design is a Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Label 4. It is embossed - actually, debossed...I flipped it in the folder without realizing it :/ - with the Plum Blossoms folder. I layered a Lacy Doily Motifs die, two Parisian Motifs dies, a Parisian Accents die and topped it off a Standard Circle small. I wrapped some vintage lace around the edge, and added gems from Recollections.


I inked the edges of everything (including the flowers) with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, and used it to color the circle. I wanted the center to be lighter so it would highlight the gorgeous sentiment from Scripture Sayings.


I wanted the card to match the box...but not exactly. I used a Grand Labels 4 and stitched the first layer to the base. The blue label is a Nestabilities Label 5, topped with a Parisian Accents die and a standard circle small.


I used the same vintage lace, some sheer ribbon, a flower button and natural fiber, and Recollections gems. The sentiment is from Positive Thoughts.

I am entering these in the following challenges:
  1. Little Scrap Pieces - Use Purple or Pink
  2. Craft Your Passion #106 - Die Cuts and Punches
I have BLOG CANDY!! I am giving away a set of my favorite K Andrew Designs stamps...Positive Thoughts!!


I know you will love these stamps as much as I do...they are perfect for so many different projects!!

All you have to do to be eligible to win is:
  1. 1. Be a follower
  2. 2. Leave a way to contact you
That's it!! You can earn an extra entry in the drawing by stopping by Getting Cricky on Monday, April 23...I will be kicking off an exciting new venture by our Design Team!! Once you've visited Getting Cricky, be sure to come back to my blog and leave a comment on my Monday teaser post for an extra chance to win :)

*** Remember -- As a special THANK YOU for joining us in welcoming the new team this week, you can use the promo code "letshavefun" at checkout for 20% OFF your ENTIRE stamp purchase!! Woot-woot!! Be sure to take advantage of this special before it's GONE!! :)

Now you can hop on over to your next stop: my incredible, fabulous, talented friend Amy of Love to Crop!


88 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa,

    Wow! WoW!! WoW!! I love your projects!! They are just beautiful!! Oh how I miss being part of the hops. Sending youa big hug

    Veronica
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

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  2. What a gorgeous and amazing project, Lisa. I love what you do with diecuts and your embellishments are always a treat. Just beautiful - and I can't wait for the tutorial.
    Hugs,
    Larelyn

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  3. This project is so beautiful! Love it all.

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  4. OMGoodness Lisa! Your projects are positively GORGEOUS! Whatever your style may be, it fits you perfectly!
    Miranda :)
    Getting Cricky DT
    www.nanasscrapspot.com

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  5. Oh my goodness!!! how beautiful - so talented!!

    Linda
    www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com

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  6. this is a beautiful set love being on this team with you hugs Debbie

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  7. you always amaze me with your creations!!! gorgeous set!! thank you for the chance to win the awesome stamp set! i got my owly hoo set today..love!!

    have a great weekend!!

    ~HL

    http://heathernovinger.blogspot.com/

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  8. What a GORGEOUS card and gift box!! I am so loving your beautiful style!!
    Thanks for always sharing such wonderful and very inspirational projects!!
    Have a GREAT weekend!!
    Jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  9. You always create beautiful projects! I am always amazed by what you create :) Keep up the great work!

    Amanda
    cricktncrafts.blogspot.com

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  10. Lisa this is just breath taking... I so enjoy popping over to see your beautiful creations...
    AND I can't thank you enough for your prayers, when I read the post you left on my blog I almost cried... I felt you were so sincere in saying you would be praying for my daughter and me... thank you so much... I have a BIG GOD and know that none of this was a surprise to HIM. And HE loves her more than I do and is working it out, it may not be what I would want, but I know it will be the best. I just pray HE will show her compassion and mercy... Thank you so much Lisa.
    Hugs

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  11. Your crafty elegance is astonishing! I love your projects Lisa. You are amazing and I count my blessings being your Design Team Sister!

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  12. Very elegant :) I admire your 'eye' and talent.

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  13. Shabby chic is the perfect way to describe your style!! i love this!! Thanks so much for the chance to win, this is one set I don't have!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  14. OMG! I'm pretty much speechless! This is so beautiful Lisa!! You are so amazingly talented & I feel so lucky to be your DT sister!

    Diana :)
    Getting Cricky DT Sister
    leeleecarddesigns.blogspot.com

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous! I will always think of you as the "Queen of Layers", my friend. You do them so well!

    Cheri
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  16. Lisa,

    Your project came out amazing. Love those spellbinders. Love the colors too.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com
    Getting Cricky DT

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  17. Oh my Lisa, you are simply amazing, I just love and always wait to see what you are up with your next projects.... This is such a beautiful set.... love all those pretty papers and awesome die cuts.... Superb!

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  18. STUNNING! Absolutely gorgeous and oh so girly! I love everything about the box and the card from the shapes to the colors, flowers and ribbon..Bravo!

    transport7800@aol.com
    http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com

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  19. Lisa your card and box are amazing as always!!

    Precious Hugs

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  20. Lisa I love the style you have right now... amazing projects!! tfs

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  21. Lisa, you described your project the best way possible...it's just BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING and ELEGANT all in one. The recipient is one lucky person. The colors are magnificent. Great inspiration my sweet friend.
    Have a great weekend!
    Dee B

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  22. Like the pretty flower embellishing.
    Thanks for giveaway chance.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  23. Wow Lisa this so Gorgeous!love the soft colors and flowers.i love adding lace to my projects too.I can stop looking at your card and box.

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  24. Lisa your new style is simply fabulous-- such style and elegance---Dont change!!!

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  25. Wow this is so beautiful. I love all of the layers, colors and such beautiful flowers. I think the bling is a great addition to your lovely box. I'm already a follower and TFS AJ!

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  26. Opps forgot my contact info. Im already a follower and thanks for the chance to win. This would be good with my other K stamp.
    jeria22@yahoo.com

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  27. OH MY GOSH Lisa,Your card and box is ABSOLYTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!The layers and details are just AMAZING and I LOVE the color too!Have a great weekend my friend!:)WOW!!!!!!

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  28. Gorgeous projects :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  29. Lisa, you rock! This set is so beautiful. Love everything about them. The flowers, the colors, the layers, the papers, the sentiment. It's all amazing.

    creationsinbloom at gmail dot com

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  30. What a beautiful set. Thanks for sharing it.

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous box! I had to laugh at your discussion about style and how your first cards were using a computer program! I think we all had those days!

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  32. Forgot to say that I am already a follower!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

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  33. Lisa, this is so beautiful. Everything about it - the flowers, the colors... everything. Love it! :) Janis

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  34. Wow! Just beautiful...Love them...guillotma@bellsouth.net

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  35. Lots of work but really fabulous.
    Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    LG Michelle

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  36. Lisa - amazing as always - you are such an inspiration to me.

    Patti Ross
    DT Sister
    www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com

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  37. this has got to be my all time favorite set of stamps. your work is wonderful. thanks for the chance to win. i'm a new follower and love your cricut directions and designs.

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  38. I love your beautiful projects. The colors are perfect and the flowers are gorgeous. Great job!

    Shawnee
    sjpenkacik at gmail dot com

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  39. Absolutely GORGEOUS and so ELEGANT!! Your shabby chic style rocks! I am actually right in the middle of doing a box right now but doesn't look near as gorgeous as yours....hehe
    I love all your layering, pretty flowers and your sentiment choice is perfect my friend! You always have me on the edge of my seat just waiting for your next project! So BEAUTIFUL Lisa!!

    Have a great day and hopefully
    I will get that darn craft room clean today, LOL!

    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  40. Absolutely gorgeous! Love it. Follower and enjoy your blog.

    Mandy
    scrapbugzmandy @ gmail dot com

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  41. Lisa, I first off want to say I am a New follower..
    Your Box and Card is so beautiful! Love the Sentiment on the Box. I so know what you mean when you said how you cringed at the first creation that you made.. lol I know what you mean because even though I started only a year ago I look back and see what I have made and the card was so floppy and glue everywhere and just laugh, I was so proud of it! Now I am like what was I thinking!
    Thanks for taking the time to share your creation and can not wait to see your Video on this! Love your Chic and Vintage look!

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  42. Sorry forgot to put how you can reach me email is pinkpolkadotscrapping@yahoo.com

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  43. This is just gorgeous!! I love the delicate lace and vintage victorian style of it- so pretty....:)Amy

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  44. My dear, sweet, sparkly friend... this gift set is truly the epitome of beauty. :o) It spoke to my faithful, elegance-loving heart and I simply adore every single facet. The colors are fantastic and I always love the layers of Spellbinders you use. The flowers are exquisite and you know I love that lace and tulle. :o) The sparkly flourishes and beautiful stitching finish it off perfectly. I LOVE that you made the card coordinating, but not identical. :o) Your mom will be SO blessed to enjoy these every single day! Exquisite work as always, Lisa. Thank you also for the opportunity to win that lovely set. :o)

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

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  45. I want one for Mother's DAY!!!!! Your creativity is shining today my friend. Love the colors, and the fact that you used ALL your stuff makes it even more interesting. Waiting on the video so i can see how to create such a pretty project! TFS
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  46. I SO SO SO LOVE YOUR PROJECTS, THE COLORS....WOW!

    I am your new follower
    Thank u
    Gaby Beard
    mgb2000@gmail.com

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  47. Absolutely beautiful! All the paper lace and paper flowers - gorgeous!

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  48. Lisa,
    These are both so beautiful, I just love your style! You always make the best projects!

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  49. Love, love, love your site! It is a piece of heaven in scrapbook world. I have been a big fan or your work, and I have been a follower of your site for a long time.

    Your work is absolutely gorgeous. Your projects are amazing and inspiring. I am trying to broaden my scrapbooking style and skills. So, I thank you for your inspiration and sharing.

    Happy happy weekend!

    www.suzanneroseberrydesign.blogspot.com

    roseberry.suzanne@gmail.com

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  50. this box and card are gorgeous so lovely, the colors are perfect I am like you so getting better with my crafts and if I ever reach your level I will be so happy thanks for the encouragement that it can happen
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  51. Absolutely beautiful box and card. Am already a follower
    mbchoj at aol.com

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  52. WOW !! Lisa absolutely wonderful! Love your Blog Look (it's been a while I am ashamed to say)..

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  53. So pretty! Love the style and the great colors!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  54. Lisa, this is GORGEOUS! What a truly beautiful set! I just love that so much detail and time go into your projects. Each project is a work of art! Thank you for sharing them with us!
    Hope you have a wonderful day my friend!
    Shelly

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  55. I know what you mean about styles changing . . . I look back at my first cards and scrapbooks and think "Did I REALLY think this looked good?" I guess it is like clothing and hair styles . . . at the time they were perfect and they are a snapshot of us at that time.

    I love your style . . . always LOVELY!

    Shawn ~ Getting Cricky Design Team Member
    Crafty Chics Blog
    and
    MyCutSearch.com ~ Find your Cricut images FAST!
    Webmasters Earn Money Here!

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  56. Hey Love, you did it again! This is a beautiful gift set. You are so good at putting color and shapes together to come up with such pretty and elegant things. I love this style, probably my favorite,but you are so able to do so much more too. Your scenes are always amazing. I was so happy to hear you are going to teach us how to do one of your boxes too! You're the best my sweet friend. My caliber came, yeah!! Now I just need to feel good enough to use it:))

    Hugs, Pam
    http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  57. Your box and matching card are absolutely gorgeous!

    lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  58. I love your box and card. Soo elegant. The colors are beautiful.

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  59. I forgot to leave my contact info, brndsmth@bellsouth.net
    Thanks,
    Brenda

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  60. Absolutely STUNNING Lisa!!! I just LOVE your style!!! You always do such a fabulous job! Great work!

    Hugs,

    RhoLynda
    blossomingbutterflycreations.blogspot.com

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  61. Beautiful!! Wonderful projects! Great sentiment! Christina

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  62. I love love love your box and card. The shading of the edges, the dies cuts, the lace...all of it goes so well together. So so beautiful! Already a follower here but new follower on Pinterest. Can't wait to check out all the fun stuff you have on there! msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  63. This is a really beautiful project, you did a great job. I love those flowers!

    Oh, I'm a new follower :D

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  64. I've been a follower of yours for a while now. Just love your projects for today -- absolutely beautiful! What wonderful Mother's Day gifts. Thanks so much for a chance to win such a wonderful stamp set.
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  65. I just love how elegant your box turned out. With the pretty lace and great colors.

    marg0006@verizon.net

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  66. This is elegance at its best!!! Wow love this project!!!! Stunning work as always and what a treasure to keep!!!! Way to go Lisa!!!! C'est Magnifique!!!! Wow!!!

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  67. These are so beautiful! I am amazed at it, they look like they took a lot of work! Someone is going to be very happy with you.
    kidshomelove at yahoo dot com

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  68. Lisa, I don't think I can say WOW enough times, this is just gorgeous!!

    Hugs, Lori m

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  69. Absolutely stunning. I love it.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  70. As always, WOWZERS. You are a master with some Spellbinders. I love all the details. The distress ink is a wonderful touch. TFS and being apart of this wonderful hop.

    Christel
    GCDT Sister
    http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

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  71. I am so in love with your style! These colors are so perfect! Love the shape and all the beautiful elements!
    Maribel

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  72. You never disappoint sweet Blend. I love the softness of this project and your dimension is FABULOUS! I am so ecstatic to have met you and to have been able to follow you in your journey. Lovely job!
    Happy to be hopping along today.
    :O)
    Jessica S

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  73. Hi Lisa!
    This set is amazing! You've put a whole lot of love into it, as always. You are truly gifted my dear!
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  74. Lisa,
    You have such an amazing talent. I am always in awe of the fabulous things you create. Love it.

    Jessie
    Getting Cricky DT sister

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  75. Lisa, once again your projects are Amazing!!! I get so inspired each and every time I visit here. Beautiful :)
    Cheers Jennie
    Getting Cricky DTM

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  76. Lisa, you know that I love your work!! Great job once again!!

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

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  77. These are beautiful! I love the box and the color choice! The lace and the flowers! Thank you so much for sharing and I just LOVE the positive thoughts sentiments thank you for my chance!
    Lisa
    lisascreativeniche at gmail.com

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  78. Stunning box and card Lisa.Just love the pastel colours,your amazing flowers and the touch of lace.
    Jayne x

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  79. Lisa my friend, this is absolutely gorgeous. I'm speechless
    DIANA L.
    http://dianmlarson.blogspot.com

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  80. Lisa that your so much for joining my challenge with you beautiful card. Love the colors the lace so stunning. Karen

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  81. Lisa,

    These projects are so lovely they brought tears to my eyes. I don't know what your style is either..I think that is what I like about you, it is a surprise every day. I do think you lean toward shappy chic & vintage but that grung does creep in there too. Beautiful job!

    Hugs,

    Chriss

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  82. Wow! This is stunning!!! TFS

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  83. As always, AMAZING layering of dies and beautiful projects!!!
    Hugs and smiles

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  84. beautiful project. tfs. long time follower here.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

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  85. Lisa, this is SPECTACULAR!! I know I mentioned that I loved it before, but it's even more beautiful today -- You truly do have incredible talent... And you are so kind and generous to share it with others so freely!! Thank you for being YOU!! :)

    BIG HUGS,
    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

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  86. Shabby Chic you are indeed! I love all of your work and have for a long time!

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  87. I am so glad you chose this one to enter in my DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge.

    This project is gorgeous and I get to see it again.

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

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