Monday, April 11, 2011

Stamper's Dream & Friends Blog Hop!!

**If you are looking for my Lawn Fawn "Fanciful Frames" post, either scroll down to the next post, or CLICK HERE.**

Happy Monday, everyone!!  I hope that you had a wonderful weekend!! We had an amazing dinner with our good friends Grant & Meagan on Friday night.  Chicken Cordon Bleu, twice baked potatoes, spinach salad with red onions & bacon, and fabulous cappuccino cupcakes to finish....it was YUM!  We also had strawberry daiquiris while watching the first two (filmed) Star Wars films, as Meagan hasn't ever watched them.  It was a good time!  They actually stayed at our house that night, so we could wake up and have an awesome breakfast together as well.  There is a restaurant in Missoula that we all love called The Shack, and they are known for their amazing breakfast.  So, we created our own version of their Buffalo Pie, and blueberry pancakes.  It...was fabulous.  Yum! I would normally have huckleberry pancakes at The Shack, but huckleberries are a wild berry that only grow in the summer.  So, unless you have some frozen from the last season, which we did not, there was no way to get them.  Blueberries were {almost} as good.  ;)

Anyways, enough about my weekend...because we are having an awesome Stamper's Dream & Friends blog hop today...and I am sure you want me to get on with it!! Tee hee! I used the Viva la Verve! April 2011 Sketch #1, and Embellish's Decorative Trim Color Trends challenge for my card.  Here is what I created:
"Happy Birthday & Many More" supplies:
Cardstock: American Crafts (green) 
Paper: Glitz Design (Hoopla: Pipework, Polka, Floral) 
Stamps: JustRite Stampers (Forever Friends cling mount stamp set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: yellow grass, citrine) & Ranger Industries (Distress Ink: antique linen) 
Ink Blending Tool: Ranger Industries
Trim: Prima 
Twine: Darice Inc.
Chipboard: Tattered Angels
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Flowers: Recollections
Glitter: DecoArt
Corner Rounder: EK Success

Instructions:  Fold green cardstock in half to make card base, and round the bottom corners.  Cut background paper slightly smaller, apply distress ink to the edges with a blending tool, and adhere to the front.  Cut a block of floral paper and a strip of yellow dotted paper.  Distress ink the edges and layer on the card front.  Adhere a piece of lace trim to front, and then add a glittered chipboard frame over top of it.  Distress ink the edges of a square paper block, and then stamp the frame & sentiment to it.  Adhere the stamped block to the card front, and accent the lower right corner with a paper flower.  Tie a triple bow from twine and adhere to the upper left corner of the glittered chipboard frame.  Add two paper flowers to the middle, and then accent the card with pearls to finish. 

Well, of course...a blog hop isn't one without a list of amazing card makers to hop to!!  There are two prizes hidden somewhere on all of these blogs, so be sure to comment on each one in order to maximize your chance of winning!! 

If you happened upon my blog without knowledge of the blog hop, we would love for you to join us!!  Just start at the top, and start hopping along!  You are sure to find some amazing inspiration along the way!  Here are the two prizes that will be awarded....so be sure to comment along the way! 
Well, it is time for me to grab a cup of coffee and see what all these wonderful ladies have created as well!  Happy hopping!! ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea L.

194 comments:

  1. Another beautiful card! I'm drawn to how you add such texture and interest with all the little detailing....beautiful!

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  2. Lea - I'm stunned. Your card just took my breath away. What a wonderful combination of textures, colors, designs and embellishments. Goodness, this is perfect. I'm so happy to be blog hopping with you.

    Gabriela Divine

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  3. Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend!

    Your card is gorgeous...I love all the details!

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  4. Pretty...very "springy". TFS

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  5. Hi Lea, what a gorgeous, stunning card! So much texture, I just love it!!

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  6. Judy I, St. Louis MOApril 11, 2011 at 7:11 AM

    Gorgeous card.

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  7. Beautiful card Lea. I love the colors used and those cute little pearls.

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  8. WOW!!! Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! You are so great at adding so many elements in a pleasing way.

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  9. This has been such a wonderful hop. The talent is amazing. Thanks for sharing. The card is so lovely. The colors, embellishments and card design rocks. Thank you for the step-by-step instructions.

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  10. this is absolutely beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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  11. Lovely card, you have gone to a lot of trouble by putting instructions in.

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  12. What a beautiful card.

    Marie-ANne

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  13. Love all the different embellishments you used. They really helped make your card beautiful.

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  14. Beautiful card, love the layering. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

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  15. This is SO pretty! I love the background DP and lace, but that simple little bow tied from hemp completely caught my eye!

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  16. love the mix of texturds, glitter, glam. the offset of the postage frame is a great idea

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  17. So pretty. I love the roses! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Great job! Love all the extras!

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  19. Beautiful birthday card, I love the detail. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Beautiful job. Love all the textures you have added and the green is delightful. hugs.

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  21. Lovely card! Love all the ebellishments and your color choice!!!

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  22. Perfectly stunning Lea!I love the hemp bow with the flowers, so perfect!

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  23. Pretty card! Love the postage stamp frame on the card. Nice design also.

    http://nanascreativeplace.blogspot.com

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  24. How pretty - I love all the layers. They combine to make a beautiful card. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  25. What a nice combination of textiles. Very pretty card. Thank you.

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  26. Beautiful work, Lea! All the details and special embellishments make this card absolutely awesome!

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  27. I am always looking for birthday card examples. Thanks for the cute idea.

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  28. Lea-- love the layout of your card!!

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  29. This is the prettiest card I have seen in a long time, I love the lace and the rose oh I just love every element of this card. Just stunning.
    thank you for sharing.

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  30. I love the pearls & lace! Very beautiful card design!

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  31. It's all in the detail! Love the card!

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  32. Lea, this is beautiful! I love the soft colors, textures, and all the wonderful little details.

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  33. What a beautiful card. I love the twine used on it. Gives it an earthy look.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Candy Meyers

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  34. Beautiful card, great design. I love all the details you added.

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  35. Beautiful card, love this color.

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  36. Lea, your layout and layered embellishments are such a beauty! Love the Prima trim! Thanks so much for taking on Embellishes Decorative Trim Color Challenge! :)

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  37. very pretty birthday card , Lea. I like the colors and the lace is so pretty. TFS

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  38. Love your color scheme and elegant details!

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  39. Lea, that is a very pretty card and I like the color and love that lace TFS

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  40. Lots of wonderful supplies put together to look beautiful!!

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  41. I can only imagine the oohs and aahs from the recipient over this card. It's beautiful!

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  42. Beautiful card. Thanks for the instructions. Just love all the layers and your detail choices.

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  43. I love nestibilities and just right. This is beautiful.

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  44. Oh my goodness, this is just lovely! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  45. How pretty and elegant....I just love your shabby chic design with the soft colors and lace, pearls, twine, and flowers!!!!

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  46. An absolutely beautiful card - love it all!

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  47. Love this card..thanks so much for putting all the instructions!

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  48. Beautful card! My birthday is in November, hint hint. Ha ha, just kidding!

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  49. Lovely colors, very sweet and quiet. Very pretty, TFS
    Hugs, Jessica

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  50. So Pretty...love that die cut out too....awesome job...thank you for sharing...

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  51. So pretty love the little flowers they are so delicate

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  52. I enjoy the quiet elegance of this card. Superb!

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  53. Love the lace trim and the pearls! Fabulous card, and your embellishments are absolutely perfect! YFS.

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  54. Beautiful card. I love the lace accent. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Your birthday card is beautiful.

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  56. How beautiful!! Love the soft colors and textures!

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  57. Cards are just so pretty, love the one with the dress very beautiful. Thanks for the invite to blog hop.

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  58. Wonderful texture and details. I really love this card!

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  59. Lea, that a really nice birthday card, and alot of work!

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  60. your color combo and embellies makes this card scream SPRING-nice!!!!!!!!

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  61. What a beautiful card! Love the way you embellished it!

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  62. Fabulous use of the Verve sketch and loving that lace! Great card.

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  63. Well done on this gorgeous card! Nice colors and textures!

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  64. Your card just encompasses the colors and feel of spring. Beautiful execution. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  65. Great Card, love the colors and the lace. The followers are a nice touch

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  66. This is beautiful, Lea. I love all of the layers and frame!

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  67. I love what you used to make the card. they fit so well together.

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  68. What a beautiful card. Simply done sometimes makes such a statement.

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  69. Great card. Really liked the trim you used.

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  70. Great touch w/ the lace and frame, love it!

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  71. Love the card, very soft looking...thanks for the chance to win. Fingers crossed.

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  72. This is gorgeous! love the colors and all the details.

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  73. Beautiful card. I love the color and the flowers.

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  74. That is just a beautiful, beautiful card

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  75. Very sweet card. Looks like lemmonade and lace.

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  76. I love the elegance of your card.
    Jocelan Perry

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  77. Great card. thanks for sharing Jackie

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  78. What a pretty card. I love the soft colors you chose. So many pretty embellishments on this card. Thanks for sharing.

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  79. I'm new to visiting your blog - so much talent!:) FST
    Linda J

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  80. Oh Lea! This just takes my breath away! I adore your style!

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  81. Beautiful love the colors you chose!!!

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  82. the green and white is so cute. Love the way you layered the images.

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  83. Fabulous card.I love all the layering. I especially like the addition of simple twine with the elegance of the lace and flowers.

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  84. Breathtaking! Love all the different elements. Simple twine and elegant lace, outstanding combo! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Blessings Bernie

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  85. Gorgeous gorgeous card...love those roses...and your food makes me hungry...yum is right!!

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  86. Your card is stunning! Love the green with the lace!

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  87. Beautiful Card! Love your style! Thanks for sharing your talents w/ us & the instructions too!

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  88. Well done! Nice card. Thanks for sharing!

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  89. What a beautiful card! I love your take on the verve sketch. All of the details are amazing!

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  90. Love the way you have put all the different "bits" together. Very elegant. Thanks.

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  91. So many little details to take in! Beautiful!

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  92. What a beautiful card.. I really like the lace...

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  93. Anyone would be thrilled to receive this card!
    Jackie

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  94. I just love the lace and pearls offset by the hemp twine! The card is absolutely beautiful!

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  95. Hi Lea...your card is stunning! The soft colors and all that lace makes your card one of my favorites on this hop!
    TFS!!
    hugs
    Elsa

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  96. Great card; love all the details. Thanks for sharing. Jo4Him

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  97. Beautiful card! Love all of the wonderful embellishments!

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  98. Wow, Lea, I love your style!! That glittery matting is gorgeous, especially paired up with the lace and twine! What a fantastic looking card!!

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  99. Very pretty card. Love the flowers and glitter.

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  100. Loving your colors, layers and texture! Beautiful card, thanks so much for sharing!

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  101. Lea this is beautiful! I love how you put the lace right down the middle. It's gorgeous! Great being on the hop with you.

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  102. what a lovely card. i like the way you off-set elements. thank you so much for sharing.

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  103. Lea, I knew yours would be beautiful!

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  104. Beautiful card! Love your layers! Great job.

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  105. Sue K (Australia)April 11, 2011 at 8:22 PM

    Really beautiful card.

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  106. I think I commented at the wrong link, so you get to hear this twice! Love the elegance of the trim and the pearl buttons sure make it feminine and sweet.

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  107. Just saw this on splitcoast too and put it in my faves. Lovely card

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  108. Gorgeous card. Love all the details and texture. Beautiful sentiment panel. TFS

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  109. Love this design! The colours are so pretty and you can never have too much glitter! SO pretty.
    Tanks for sharing! :)

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  110. Oh, Lea...this card is gorgeous! I love the delicate simplicity, yet so detailed. Amazing!

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  111. Still loving how varied all the projects are, from obviously some very talented ladies. I have family from St. Ignatius, so I thought it was kind of cool you were from Montana, and talking about Missoula, I have never been, but have heard about the area as I grew up. Love the card thank you so much for sharing.

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  112. Absolutely beautiful birthday card. I love your use of texture and colouring and the combination of feminine soft coloured pearls with that fabulous twine bow is inspirational. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
    Hugs,
    Trish x

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  113. Very pretty. Love the papers used.
    Marcie

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  114. Always looking for a great birthday card...this is great!!

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  115. Loads of creative mojo in this beauty! Fabulous textures!

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  116. Lea, the card is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  117. Beautiful card. Loved the colors.

    Margie F.

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  118. Another beautiful card! I love the stamp window effect and the roses are just the right touch.

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  119. What a wonderfully creative card, Lea! All your elements are so beautifully put together. Got to get some of those little roses. This is just fabulous!

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  120. Lea! Love the use of lace with twine. It's the yin and yang of it. Very nice.

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  121. Wow, its so pretty dear. Love the green too.

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  122. The blog candy is great but my favorite part of blog hops is seeing all of this fantastic talent displayed!!!

    Your card is absolutely stunning! All of the layers, embellishments and colors work so well together. I Love It!

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  123. Hopping over from Butterfly Kisses to say hello. I love all the details in this card, and the soft colors. Very beautiful!

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  124. Love the layers love the colors and all the wonderful details. Very pretty card.

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  125. Beautiful. Dreamy. Soft. Anyone would be thrilled to receive this.
    Sharon L

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  126. Beautiful card and layout; I love your embellishments! TFS and the chance to win!

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  127. Wow...what a darling card....so beautiful!
    Big hugs from Sweden!

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  128. Gorgeous card Lea, such soft lucious colors and embellies! I love how you used all of the elements to achieve the yummy texture!

    Hugs,
    Candi

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  129. What a STUNNING card! I've never tried making anything like this - my style is usually cutesy, but this is so inspirational, I might just have to give it a go.

    Judi x

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  130. Very pretty card with a vintage feel - just love these stamps!

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  131. Wow! What a beautiful card! Thanks also for the construction instructions.

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  132. Hey, Lea...your card is always inspiring!! Thanks for the sharing ideas and giveaways

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  133. What a beautiful card and thanks for the menu to see how it all came together.

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  134. love love the card. thx for sharing all your project. love the one with string. carla at greenfeet@sbcglobal.net

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  135. Beautiful project - so elegant and pretty.

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  136. This is just a lovely card!!! The colors work so will with that beautiful stamp set...! Thanks for this chance to win.

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  137. Such a sweet card. I love the lace, flowers and pearls, very feminine! Thanks for sharing.

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  138. beautiful card...

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  139. The person that gets this card is indeed lucky! Beautiful.

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  140. Love how you put your card together. It's very skillful to incorporate so many lovely things without making a card look tacky! You did a fabulous job. Have fun with the hop.

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  141. Very pretty. Love the colors and those little flowers.

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  142. What a gorgeous card love the colors thanks for sharing

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  143. Lovely card! I really like the colors you used!

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  144. michelle f. said:

    ooh, what a gorgeous card! love all the sparkly and pearly accents. thank you.

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  145. Your cards are awesome. I really love them all.

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  146. I love the colors you choose for your card! Susan Turner

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  147. Simply Elegant!! Beautiful card! Hugs, Teresa E.

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  148. what a beautiful saying on the Mothers Day card. My mother was definately my 'FRIEND'

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  149. Your work is beautiful.

    Trcia6653@valornet.com

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  150. what a great birthday card. I love the construction.
    Vicky S,

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  151. The card is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win prize packages from Stamper’s Dream

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  152. Love that paper... the card is just so pretty!!
    teri

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  153. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  154. OOHHhhh, I love the soft colors, BEAUTIFUL!

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  155. love the colors the embelishments and the simple elegance of the card
    thanks for the idea

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  156. Such a beautiful and feminine card. Love the lace and pearls.

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  157. Awesome card. Thanks for sharing.

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  158. Love the different textures you used in your card.

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  159. A beautifully designed card!!! It is sweet.

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  160. very pretty. Delicate
    nice blog candy too

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  161. How charming!! The beautiful stamp set work so will with the colors you used!
    Thanks for this chance to win.

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  162. Lea - Lovely card - so elegant. Thanks for sharing.

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  163. What a pretty card. I like the addition of all of the extras -- pearls, lace, twine and flowers -- it's got it all!

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  164. I just love your card!! The papers and colors you used work perfect with the lovely stamp set!
    Thanks for this chance to win.

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  165. Great stamps, great papers, great colors and details all add up to a winning combination! Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  166. Firts time on your blog, love the different details and originality. Great use of colour too.

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  167. Lea,
    What an absolutely beautiful card!! Infact I love all your creations! Thank you for sharing.

    Joanie

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  168. Congratulations on your win, Lea! Absolutely beautiful, but what else should we expect ;)?! Hugs!

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  169. Lovely card. I love the layout so much. Congrats on making the Hot Top Designers list!

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Lea