Friday, May 8, 2009

Blog Hop Stop #3 - To the Nines and Blog Candy

Welcome to stop #3 of the Parade of Papers Blog Hop from Stampin' Addicts. Each of the 24 stops features a different Designer Series Paper pack from Stampin' Up! and creations by some awesome Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. If you've been hopping along, you just came from stop #2. If you just joined in, you can click on the Parade of Papers link at the beginning of this post, or start here and keep going. Just make sure you complete the circle by Sunday 05/10/09 11:59 p.m. PST. After that the links will be broken.
Stampin' Up! is celebrating Scrapbooking Month by offering a great special - buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper or Textured 12 x 12 cardstock and receive the 4th pack FREE. What a great deal! After this blog hop, I'm thinking that I'll be buying almost all of them. And as you've seen or will be seeing, the DSP makes your projects fun, easy and special. All of the folowing projects use To the Nines DSP.
I just love this stamp set. It can be used for almost any occasion and goes well with both masculine and feminine colors.
Stamp Sest: Scene in a Garden
Cardstock: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Shimmery White
Ink: StazOn Black, Close to Cocoa, Sahara Sand, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Blender Pens, Paper Piercer, Piercing Template, Foam Mat, Black Stampin' Write Marker
This bucket is from the $ spot at T*****. I punched holes along the top with the Crop-A-Dile and then threaded the Artichoke and Chocolate Chip 3/8" Grosgrain through the holes. The monogram cards were quick and simple. I made a simple box to put them in.
Stamp Sets: Oval All, Curly Labels, Ocean Commotion, Baroque Motifs, Lovely Letters
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy
Ink: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: 3/8" Grosgrain, Hemp Twine (sponged with Artichoke ink), Pewter Jumbo Eyelet, Crop-A-Dile, Twill Tape, Small and Large Oval Punches, Crimper, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Big Shot, Scallops#2 Bigz Die, Gold Brads, Eyelet Border Punch, White Organza Ribbon (sponged with Banana chalk)
Please forgive the quality of the photograph. I just can't find a good way to take pics of scrap pages. These pages were so easy to put together. I love the interest that the Designer Papers add to it. Doesn't it create a rich look? No need to put on too many embellishments when the Designer Papers have already created the interest.
I blew this up a bit so that you could see the detail added from the Swirls Scribbles Sizzlit on the journal box. Oh, and see that handsome man? I had to blow up his picture a bit more because that's my dear husband.
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White
Ink: Bravo Burgundy Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories: Vintage Brads, Big Shot, Swirls Scribbles Sizzlit, Sweetest Stem Embosslit (sanded so that it shows some white for texture).
This is a favorite project of mine. The pop-up 3-tier cake die for the Big Shot is da bomb! Instead of putting candles or people on the top, why not create a scene? (I'm good at doing that :-D ) This is for my brother-in-law who is an avid golfer. Think he'll like it?
Here's a close-up so that you can see the little putter I made and the flowers from the Boho Blossoms Punch, sponged and glued onto a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock. I punched an oval, drew a hole on it and a golf ball.
Supplies:
3-Tier Pop-Up Cake XL Die, Big Shot, Small Oval Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Brushed Silver Cardstock, Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke cardstocks.
I had so much fun making this one! To the Nines has two types of Sahara Sand patterns. I love Sahara Sand and white together. Come back and visit to find out how I made those flowers. The matching bookmark slides inside the journal and holds your place with a filigree brad flower on either side.
Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red
Ink: Sahara Sand, Riding Hood Red, VersaMark
Accessories: Dress Up Ribbon Originals, Filigree Brads, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Crop-A-Dile, Big Shot, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Circle Scissors Plus, Composition Notebook
And after all of this, I still have some more of my DSP pack left. Even after using some for two totally-hands-on workshops. Wow!
If you leave me a comment here, telling me which project is your favorite and why, I will enter you into my blog candy drawing. I will have one of my sons pick a number out of a hat and the corresponding number will win the blog candy. Please only enter for the blog candy if you live in the U.S. I'm sorry, but I can't afford to ship out of state. And if you don't have a demo, but would like to find out more about Stampin' Up!, feel free to email me or to shop online through my demonstrator website link.

I'm so glad that you stopped here on the Parade.

Thanks for visiting the Stamping Station!

Blessings,
Julie

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108 comments:

  1. You did a fantastic job!!! I love your fist card all the detail on it! I love your scrapbook pages and how you add the little swirl in the text block great idea and one I will use for sure!

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  2. Love your Scene in a Garden card and the journal! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Everything is beautiful, and your Scene in a Garden-wow! So gorgeous-love it in those colors!

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  4. just love the golfer pop up card.......golf is a thing at our house too.
    thanks for sharing.
    Debbie

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  5. My fav is the scene in the garden card. It has fabulous colors and I loooove anything with boots!

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  6. Janice (doxiejan)May 8, 2009 at 5:57 AM

    I had to chuckle at the golf pop up die! I LOVE IT!!! So stinking cute. You did a fantastic job on everything!

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  7. My favorite is the pail that you punched with the crop-a-dile and used the chocolate and artichoke ribbon. I liked how you put the tag together with that piece of ribbon on it. Very cute!

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  8. Wow! Your pop-up cake card is terrific; your BIL should love it! I also loved the journal. Beautiful work!

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  9. I just LOVE your pop-up card - FANTASTIC!!! Also LOVE the color you used on your watercolor rose! Fabulous use of this paper

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  10. Julie, your projects are great! I love the pop-up cake. Your BIL will love it too. So fun and creative. Thanks for being part of the blog hop. SA girls ROCK! Off to Mary's now....

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  11. My favorites are the bucket and scrapbook page. Also really like the pop up cake! Too much fun!

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  12. The cake topper blew me away! You are SO creative. Thanks for all the great ideas with this paper. I just opened my first pack of it last night.

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  13. That is one of my favorite paper packs and you did a wonderful job with it. I particularly love the bucket. I am going to have to case that for my MIL for Mother's Day. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  14. amazing projects you created

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  15. I love all the projects, but the Scene in a Garden one is just lovely. Great job!!!

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  16. I love them all,buti liked the pop up cake the best...I want this die so bad...You can do so much with it...Thanks for sharing...Denise

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  17. Love that cake! It's such a great idea I'm going ot have to use it for Father's Day for my dh :) don't pick me though, I'm in Canada

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  18. My favorite is the first card, because i love the layout of the card and the stamp set is one I don't own because I do not colour well, but I appreciate it when others colour!

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  19. I really like the journal, Very pretty.

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  20. So hard to pick a favorite Julie, because I like them all. But I really like the first card.

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  21. Fabulous! Love everything you've done with this paper. Especially love the first card with Scene in a Garden. Too bad I don't have that set. But a beautiful card sample is a great reason to buy it, don't ya think! Nice work Julie!

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  22. That journal is fantastic!!! Wow, you did a wonderful job with a paper i wasn't so crazy about. Beautiful work, Julie. Bravo!

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  23. Beautiful work! I personally love the scene in a garden card, lovely coloring!

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  24. I believe my favorite is the silver bucket that you altered. I just love that.

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  25. I like all your projects...I was wondering for the pop-up cake, would it be possible to put a golf club on the top? I have a lot of golfer friends, that would certainly be different. So glad you are part of this blog hop, otherwise I wouldn't have discovered you!

    Sharon
    str.stampin@gmail.com

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  26. Hi Julie! Wow, what a coincidence to just happen upon your blog! I love all your projects, but my favorite is the journal book and matching book mark. Just beautiful!
    Alicia
    alicia.graham@comcast.net

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  27. Love the journal - books and journals are a favorite of mine. Also love the flowers - great job on all your creations!
    stamperjf@comcast.net

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  28. Jules! You ROCK! (But I've told you that before, haven't I? LOL) Your pop up card is amazing and so creative but my favorite is you Scenes in a Garden card . . . your water coloring on that card is beautiful!

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  29. Love all the projects! Very clever with the tin and the cropadile. Great way to dress up those $1 finds. I love your pop up scene idea!

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  30. My favorite project is the card featuring the scene in a garden stamp set. All of your projects are wonderful though!!

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  31. My favorite card is the pop-up golf green - what a clever way to "re-make" the cake!

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  32. Wow Julie!!!! They are all gorgeous!!! Love the layout of the first card and the little paper boots!!! Too cute!!!

    What a great idea for the bucket....brilliant!!!

    That cake is a-mazing!!!!!

    strongcanadianbeauty

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  33. I really love the pop up cake. What a cute card.

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  34. I love your par-fect 3-D card - because it's so creative. I LOVE getting a new idea for a product like this. Thanks, Jill

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  35. My favorites are the Scene in the Garden and the Journal. Thanks for offering the candy!

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  36. Great projects. I love this paper.

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  37. Hard to choose a favorite but I think the Scene in the Garden card

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  38. Your projects are all fantastic! The cake is beautiful. I love how you decorated the top of it. My favorite is the Scene in a Garden. I just adore those images.

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  39. I love the three tier cake but like others have said, the Scene in a Garden card is just gorgeous. I just received that set the other day and can't wait to ink it up. I feel inspired now! :)

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  40. I love that pop-up cake! The monogram card is so elegant and classy! I love it!

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  41. Love all of these. That golf pop up is wonderful, but I think my fav is the scene in the garden card. I love the paper piecing you did on the boots, great way to show off the different patterns.
    Debadoo

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  42. Hi - Thanks for sharing your projects on the blog hop. How fun. My favorite project you did is your first project with the Scene in a garden. It is so striking!! Love it!

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  43. WOW, of course everything is just spectacular, but I am in love with the journal because of the color combo!! JUST LOVE IT!

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  44. My favorite project is the notebook -- I love those roses. I'm really going to have to try this technique.

    This blog hop is a blast!

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  45. WOW Julie, it's hard to pick just one favorite. If I have to choose just one, I think it would be the journal due to the roses and the beautiful color combo. Great work!
    Thanks for your support of Stampin Addicts!
    fingers inky girl (angie)

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  46. julie...you did an awesome job show casing the DP. I love the garden bench card ...very sweet..i also really loved your creativity with the bucket and the ribbon...just lovely.

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  47. Julie, Thanks for sharing! Your projects look great - I am going to have to check out my local T store to see if they have those buckets. The tiered cake was great too
    Thanks,
    Kate
    thecutandcluckclub@yahoo.com

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  48. I love your last card! I love the roses and the technique you used there.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  49. I love your $ bucket...what a cute gift idea!

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  50. Julie,
    Your pop up card is sooooooooo amazing!!TFS!!
    Vicky

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  51. Your card using Scene in a Garden is my favorite because I love the colors used and the garden theme. Great job on your projects.

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  52. Beautiful projects - I really like the scene inthe garden card - it works together perfectly!

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  53. So many beautiful projects, it is so hard to choose! I really like the album, love roses.

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  54. I LOVE THE JOURNAL...with matching bookmark...I always have journal with me...to write my thoughts, things my little ones did or said that was funny, silly, milestones...I write sketches and color combos...Thank you for the opportunity to win FAB goodies..Will definately come back to see how you colored the Fifth Avenue Floral flowers...

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  55. What wonderful eye candy you have posted for us!! GREAT projects!! Gotta love that "hole in one" cake....my hubby would even like that one, I think!!!

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  56. I love your garden card. My sister will love this for her birthday card. Thanks for sharing. Love the cake card too.

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  57. The first card is my fave...there is just something very homey and touching about those boots lined up under the bench.

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  58. So hard to choose. The Journal or the tree cake...hmmmmm....The tree on the cake is really fun but I guess I have to go with the journal. Between the Rose (love that new technique), the page marker and most of all the color combo and layering I think I'm in love! I'll have to see if I can CASE this lovely item. If not you may have a series of begging emails asking for a duplicate - LOL!

    I'll definitely be back after the hop to explore your archives for more fantastic and creative inspiration. Anyone who can make this seriously cool group of projects must have a lot to teach.

    Hugs and blessings from a sister demo - Jean Fitch

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  59. Betty KincannonMay 9, 2009 at 3:44 AM

    I Love all your projects, but your Journal is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    Betty
    angels@gci.net

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  60. Fabulous projects! But don't pick me for your blog candy, pick someone else!

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  61. All of your projects are beautiful but you had me at "hello." The stamping and coloring on that first one is spectacular.

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  62. BEAUTIFUL work! My fave is the notebook, because...well...I'm a notebook junkie!!!

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  63. Beautiful, just gorgeous! Your detail with the paper piecing and coloring on the first card is amazing. Awesome scrapbook page & journal and your pop-up card is so COOL!! TFS & don't pick my name for the candy, 'kay?

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  64. Great Projects. I just love this blog hop.

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  65. I love how you made the pop up cake into a scene! Very cleaver. I found you through the blog hop but am adding you to my blogroll! Thanks for sharing!

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  66. I love the pop up card the best. It is great. Love everything else also.

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  67. I love the Journal..I liked the DSP you used but most of all the Fifth Ave. Flowers I have and never have used them including the embossing folder. The watercolor it just pops out at you..love it!! Now I must use my Fifth Ave.

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  68. Looks like lots of work went into some of your projects. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  69. I love the journal - your color choice is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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  70. My favorite is the journal. I just love those Manhattan flower roses!

    Barbara

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  71. My fav is the pop up golfer card! How cute is that? -Melinda

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  72. Hard to choose, but my favorite project is your Scene in a Garden card. Thanks for showing how versatile this DSP is!

    Smiles, Joyce
    StamperJoyce at AOL dot com

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  73. I loved the scrapbook pages and the journal. the journal because it looked simple to make yet very elegant and your scrapbook pages were agreat example of creative layout with multiple photos. I hate to have a page with only one or 2 photos. Love how you arranged the photos and yet could still see and enjoy the papers and other elements.

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  74. I love your projects, especially the cake top!

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  75. Great projects. The cake is amazing, but my favorite is the first card with scene in the garden I think. The coloring on the stamped images is wonderfully done. It is a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  76. Love the journal, sahara sand, white and red...beautiful!

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  77. the colors of the journal are fantastic. it's wonderful all of the looks you can get from one paper pack!

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  78. Hello Julie!

    You have some very beautiful projects here. I like the 3-tier pop up card the most. I love how you put the little tree in the middle. So cute:)

    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

    thearvins@verizon.net

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  79. I love the cake pop up for the golfer. It is perfect for my son in law. Thanks for such a great idea

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  80. ** This is not a blog candy entry, but I couldn't resist telling you how much I like that pop up cake for a golfer! It's sensational. Keep on creating scenes - they're wonderful!

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  81. All the projects are so beautiful! But I especially like "Scene in a Garden" card for it's clean design & great coloring job!

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  82. All the projects are wonderful, but I liked the journal the best. Those watercolor roses are fantastic.

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  83. It was hard for me to pick since I love them all. But I think the cake with the tree on top is my fav. (#2 is the first card. Love the watercolor on it).

    Thanks for sharing!

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  84. I'm partial to the journal -- I love journals and yours is particularly sweet. Thanks!

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  85. I love your tin you punched holes in. I have some of those tins just sitting around waiting to be used! What a great idea! Of course I also love that I found a new blog to track everyday!

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.

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  86. I love the golf "cake", it's such a clever use of the cake die.

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  87. Wow! I just love the pop-up cake card! vzimnicki@sbcglobal.net

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  88. I love the scene you created with the pop-up cake on the card!
    That is awesome!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Tara
    stampinwithtara@gmail.com

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  89. I just love the journal! I love journals anyway, but this is so pretty! Thanks!
    Stephanie

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  90. Great job! Love your journal and scrapbook pages!

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  91. Wow, you made some rockin projects! I really like your first card with the bench and boots. It really turned out lovely!
    Rachel B

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  92. Awesome!! The Scene in the Garden card is fab, and the flowers came out great!! That's been on my list to try!

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  93. Your projects are beautiful! I especially love the pop-up golf course! TFS!

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  94. Oh my gosh. What an incredible idea with the 3D golf cake scene. So clever. Thanks,
    geann
    geannjoe@yahoo.com

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  95. I love this paper!! My favorite has to be the tin because it is unique but could have so many uses!! Thanks for sharing!! mary jo (mdmjtaylor@msn.com)

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  96. Julie,
    This is the first time that I've visited your blog & I know I will be back! I will definitely enjoy your blog hop using the DSP papers!
    I love everything, but my favorite has to be your journal. I can't wait to find out what type of technique you used for the flowers.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us!
    Stampin' Smiles from Ear to Ear,
    Ann :)

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  97. Okay girl, now you are making want the Fifth Ave floral set and the pop up cake die. Of course I already wanted the boots-too cute! However, my fave has to be the journal, as lots have noted the color combo is da bomb along with the elegant other elements. You work as always is over the top fabo! Oh and don't pick me, you know what postage costs to here.
    Your adoring Norther sparkle sis.

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  98. This is so great. You did a wonderful job with your paper, but what a fun project this was for you any everone else! I really love this,...never seen a blog hop before

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  99. just added u to my favs.great job on everything but the golf cake is da bomb.my wonderful son-in-laws BD is coming up and he's a golfer.what a super surprise this would be for him.thanks a million.

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  100. Love the golf card!

    glorie

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  101. You did an awesome job with the DSP you chose. I love the cards and the 3-D projects. This is such a fun thing for all of you to do, Thanks for the wonderful ideas

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  102. I love all your projects, but it's always especially fun to see new 3D things, so the bucket is way cute. Love the idea of threading the ribbon along the top rim!

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  103. Misha_113@yahoo.comMay 10, 2009 at 2:25 PM

    I really like the bucket and monogram cards...elegant and rustic at the same time.

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  104. I thought all of your projects were creative and certainly pretty, but my favorite was the scrapbook layout because I am just beginning to do sb pages and yours is a great example for me to note how a pretty page can be done without being loaded with embellishments. I liked the "elegant simplicity" of it. Thanks for sharing and participating in the blog hop. It is FUN!!

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  105. Love the journal and those flowers!

    Betty in KY

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  106. OMG, what AWESOME projects!!! You have been one busy stamper!!! I love every thing you do, Julie, but the cake project is a real beauty....I need to give one of those a try!!!

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