Sunday, January 30, 2011

Paper Players Blog Hop, Blog Candy and a new Challenge!

Hello and welcome to the Paper Players Blog Hop!  To get to the beginning of our blog hop please click HERE.  As well as our Blog Hop, our Challenge this week is "Anything Goes"!  At the end of my post is some Blog Candy!!


Today I am highlighting a new Bigz L Die called "Fun Flowers" (121812) from the current Stampin' Up Occasions Mini Catalogue.  This catalogue coincides with the Sale-A-Bration Sale on now at Stampin' Up!!!  As well as earning the regular hostess benefits, all Canadian customers can choose a FREE item out of the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue with every $60 order and Hostesses in Canada can earn an additional Sale-A-Bration FREEBIE with a $395 party!!


I love using my Big Shot (aka Mr. Big) and when I saw this floral die in the new mini catalogue from Stampin' Up, I knew I had to have it!  The best thing about the Big Shot and the Bigz dies is that they can cut through fabric, wood sheets, magnetic sheets, cardstock, aluminum, felt....and so on!


When Designing my card:
  • First I chose the colours!  I chose Blushing Bride and Soft Suede!
  • To create the flower, I cut a piece of the Presto Patterns Designer Paper and put it through the Big Shot with the new Fun Flowers Bigz L Die.
  • I sponged each flower with Blushing Bride and Soft Suede Inks, and accented the card with some Early Espresso Ribbon and a Crumb Cake Embosslit Butterfly
  • The circles were created with the Circle Scissors Plus...4" and 3.75" circles. 
  • A TIP:  Use Dotto with your Circle Scissors Plus, it is a temporary adhesive that will keep your paper in place!
  • I used the Small Oval Punch for my sentiment from the Fabulous Phrases Stamp Set.


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Supplies I used on my card:
Stamps: Fabulous Phrases 120501, Charming 116519
Paper: Presto Patterns Designer Paper 117175, Naturals White Cardstock 102316, Blushing Bride Cardstock119796
Inks: Blusing Bride Classic Ink Pad 119786, Soft Suede Ink Pad 115318
The Tools and Toppers: Sponges 101610, 1 3/8" x 5/8" Oval Large Punch 119863, Dimesionals , Fun Flower Bigz L Die 121812, Pearls 119247, Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die 118138, Early Espresso 1/8" Ribbon 119959, The Big Shot 113439

 My BLOG CANDY!!!!


To win my Blog Candy:
Please leave me comment on my blog, letting me know what YOUR favourite item is out of the new Mini Catalogue!!  If you would like to, please become a follower on my blog and of the Paper Players Blog too!!  You do not need to become a follower to win!  A comment will do!!  However, I would love it if you became a follower of my wonderful Paper Players team!!

My Blog Candy will close on Friday February 4th at Midnight (PST) to coincide with the end of our current Paper Player Anything Goes Challenge!  I will announce the Blog Candy Winner on the Paper Players Blog on Sunday, February 6th with our next Challenge post.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you get the chance to play our Anything Goes Challenge this week.

To continue on with our Blog Hop, please visit my fellow Canadian, the talented Marlene Peters and her blog called Hands On.

Smiles,
Lesley

110 comments:

  1. A super cute card :-) Just love it :-)

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  2. Beautiful card! Love that vintage feel and the flower is beautiful.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful card....love everything about it! Thanks for a chance to win some candy!

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  4. Hi there, love your projects! my favorite set is Easter Blooms, just adore the little girl, and the sprig of blossom is a delight to use! Bye for now.

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  5. Hi Leslie,
    I am already a follower of your blog. I love seeing all your posts. My favorite item out of the new mini is the new Easter Blooms Stamp set. I have that on order right now and am loving what others have done with that cherry blossom image. I also love the new ribbons.

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  6. Beautiful card - lovely work. I love anything Stampin'Up! makes!

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  7. My favorite set in the new mini catalog is Nature Walk. Your blog is very nice. Thanks for the offer of blog candy!

    Judy Jackson

    judystamper at verizon dot net

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  8. Colors are great! Love the flowers.

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  9. I love that new Die and I love how you used Presto Patterns! I barely use the Presto DSP...need to dust it off.

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  10. What a gorgeous card! I like that you used a square card and I like how you added the pearls.

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  11. http://nancylempinen2.blogspot.comJanuary 30, 2011 at 8:21 AM

    I am already a follower to both your blog and Paper Players. Your card is gorgeous and so girly, love it.
    My favorite item from the latest catalog would have to be "Punch Bunch" (although I haven't used it yet, but know I will get a lot of mileage from it...love the owl)

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  12. I love how you used the new Sizzix die to make a beautiful flower...great card.

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  13. My favorite items out of the new mini are the vanilla rosettes and the beveled windowpanes. I'm still scared to use them though! LOL Your card is gorgeous! I love this hop and am adding blogs to my Reader as a result and you've been one I've added.

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  14. I am new to your blog. Beautiful card! I love the Springtime Vintage DSP out of the mini catalog!

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  15. Beautiful project! I would LOVE to try the build a blossom that would be my favorite! TFS

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  16. Wow what a stunner. Love it!My favourite is the Easter Blooms Stamp set.

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  17. It's hard to pick one favorite! I just love it all! Thank you for sharing your projects!
    Ilene B. iebyrne at yahoo dot com

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  18. So very lovely!

    I just discovered your blog on this hop and am now a follower - so very nice to meet you!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  19. Awesome card! My favorite out of the mini is the create a cupcake stamp set and punch.

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  20. Hi Lesley, I really love the cards you do. My favorite item in the new nini catalogue is sew suite 121923 as well as the dp for that stamp set. T

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  21. gorgeous--love this and have to have this die as well.cookie
    csheldon1@roadrunner.com

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  23. Lesley, I love your color combo! Such a pretty card! Love the hop so far!!

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  24. Gorgeous! Love the color combo and the use of the Presto DSP. It's difficult to choose a favorite item from the new Mini, but I have to say it is the Tulip EB.

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  25. So cute! I'm in love with the Adornments roses in this catalog...so pretty!

    Elin K.

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  26. What a gorgeous card! My favorite from the mini might now be this die!

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  27. Lesley
    Love the color combo here. The Blushing Bride is perfectly matched with the Soft Suede. The card is vintage with clean lines - a perfect match for me!
    hugs
    jaydee

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  28. Love the card! So very vintage. I think I might need that flower die now!

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  29. Oh I love your card. So pretty.
    I am a follower and a new subscriber.
    I would love to have you visit my blog.
    Hugs,
    Linda
    http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

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  30. What a soft and pretty creation! The butterfly is the perfect touch :>)

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  31. Gorgeous card Lesley! Love that die and you've made a wonderful creation with it. So pretty! I think my favorite out of the new catalog is the Tulip embossing folder. There are just so many nice things in the new catalog.
    Lynn

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  32. In LOVE with the Bigz dies...great card!

    My two new favs from the mini have got to be the red glitter paper & the pompom trim, fabulous!

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  33. beautiful card! i love the colours. my fave item is the sending springtime smiles set.

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  34. love this beautiful flower! Now I am going to have to get one, thanks for sharing, lovely card. Great blog candy too!

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  35. Wow, amazing card. I love it, love it. So Vintage, love the color choice. I agree I love Mr. Big too! Thanks for your awesome tip. My favorite item is the Blossom Petal punch and stamp set. Ideas for this flower punch is endless. Thanks for sharing. jackielwatson2009@hotmail.com

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  36. love the easter blooms set and thanks for the chance to win

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  37. Very pretty, Lesley! I actually broke down and got this too!!! Love the papers you used!

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  38. Beautiful card. Took a peak at the mini catalogue, and I really like 2 of the items shown ... Build a Blossom, and the fav is Thanks for Caring set.

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  39. I have talked myself out of that die many a times. I think you helped convinced me to get it! :)

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  40. HMMmmm... I absolutely love the new embossing folder in the mini. So delicate and perfect for spring. I love your cards, so beautiful and fresh. Thank you for sharing!

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  41. Lesley - thank you for sharing your talent with us. LOVE your card - now I HAVE to get that die!

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  42. Thanks for sharing great tips and a beautiful card ... and for a chance at some "yummy" blog candy! =)

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  43. I love the tulips impressions folder in the new catalog...I also love your cards! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  44. Beautiful card and I thanks for showcasing the size of the finished die cuts. Just beautiful.
    My favorite item in the mini is Nature walk and I'm currently waiting for my SAB order box to hit my porch! Can't wait.

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  45. Lovin' the hop! The Soft Sueded is gorgeous with Blushing Bride! And this makes me so happy that I just ordered this flower die!

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  46. Great card! Gorgeous colors. For some yummy reason I love the chocolate stamp set the most!

    Chris R. from Iowa

    ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

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  47. Lesley- this is gorgeous! Now I am going to have to add this to my order along with the Blossom Punch/stamp set! :-) It has been a pleasure being part of your team this month- thanks again for the opportunity and honor.

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  48. Just loved looking through your blog! I'm thinking I need the create a cupcake and the punch! Of course, there are a lot of other "needs" in the mini, too! lol!

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  49. Oh wow! I just love this project. We have EVERYTHING crossed that we are going to get the bigshot over here in the UK and this will be my FIRST die. The colors you chose are beautiful.

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  50. Love the Spring in the Air feeling your card generates, Lesley. I enjoy looking at your eye candy often, thanks for sharing your time and talent.

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  51. Pretty card...the colors are so soft and feminine. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Lesley, first of all I LOVE that you named the BIg Shot, Mr. Big! I seriously laughed out loud! Gorgeous color combo and that Presto Patterns paper looks amazing. I really never gave it a second look until you have been featuring it. Beautiful! Thanks so much for including me in the hippity-hop with you! Hugs! :)

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  53. Vintage perfection! I love it! The soft colors are beautiful!

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  54. My favorite item is the Springtime Vintage DSP!

    stampcz@frontier.com

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  55. I just love your cardand the colors are perfect. My favorite stamp set of Easter Blossoms.

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  56. This is GORGEOUS! Just fantastic! My fave item in the mini is the Nature Walk stamp set! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  57. Beautiful card - love that soft color combo! Very elegant with the Presto paper too!! Hmmm, one favorite item?... just can't do it LOL, but I'm lovin' the more vintagey stuff!

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  58. My favorite item is the Bigz Fun Flowers die and the Tulip Frame folder. Of course there is more than one stamp set I also like and my list goes on. I signed up to follow. I've greatly enjoyed all the examples I've seen.

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  59. Mr. Big did you proud. The designer paper is just right for your lovely flower.

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  60. this is gorgeous and just another reason for me to buy this die LOL! And I love Soft Suede with Blushing Bride...I'm learning so much on this Blog Hop--so glad you ladies are doing it ;-)

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  61. Beautiful card. Love the soft colors. I can't wait to get my flower die to play with it. Thanks for sharing your lovely card.

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  62. Love the soft tones of your card and the gorgeous flower! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  63. Wow! So pretty. The flower5s are stunning. Love the aging on the tips and the double line of ribbon is perfect!

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  64. I love your card! It's hard to choose just one favorite from the new catalog but the build a blossom is on the top of my list of things I want!

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  65. My favorite item is either the new seam binding (I want all of the colors), or the ribbon flowers that you can color with markers. Thanks for such a wonderful blog hop - VERY well done! Can't wait to see the next one!

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  66. Thanks for the opportunity for blog candy! How Sweet! I'm really excited for the Blossom set and punch!

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  67. super cute! I love the whole sewing theme items from the new mini!

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  68. Lovely card! My favorite new item in the catty would be the Tulip embossing folder. Love it!!!
    T. Blue
    tmblueb@hotmail.com

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  69. Great card! My favorite set is the create a cupcake..with the punch. Thanks for sharing

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  70. Love the card and the combination of colors. Pat P. Mass.

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  71. Stunning card! So elegant and classy with gorgeous details ... lovin' it!

    From the mini catalog can I say ... Dear Santa I want it all!

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  72. I see you love flowers, 'specially roses too. Love the suble colors.

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  73. Forgot to tell you my favorite item. It's Easter Blossoms.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  74. Love your card. It has a vintage look and I like the soft colors used. I'm a follower. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  75. Love it...SAB is a wonderful time and everything in the SAB and Occasions mini is fantastic. SU keeps getting better and better. I love it all!!!!

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  76. Your square card showcasing the new flower die with the Presto DSP is very classy, soft & subtle. Beautifully done! My fav in the mini is the tulip embossing folder (along with many other items). Thanks for the chance to win your awesome blog candy!

    bdlakebum at yahoo dot com

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  77. I like everything in the mini catalog. I really like the tulip embossing folder.

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  78. Fun flowers and presto paper -- the perfect combination!

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  79. I love your card. The item that I had to have in the mini catalog was the "Thanks for Caring" set.

    Joan
    MN
    gjgarlough@aol.com (G J G)

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  80. Beautiful Card. I like the Nature Stamp Set. Enjoy your day.

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  81. Great card, the Presto came up soooo good! xoxo

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  82. Beautiful card and flowers. Love those colors. Hugs,

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  83. Love that card! My favorite Mini item is the Nature Walk set, but it is so hard to choose. Thanks for sharing your art and for the chance to win the blog candy.

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  84. Aw, just love the layout of the card. My fav in the new SAB is the *Punch Bunch*, new mini is *Bring on the Cake* and Rosettes.
    Thanks so much sharing your great talent with us. Hugs, :)

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  85. Very pretty - luv the presto paper! My favorite is the rosette flowers.

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  86. Gorgeous card! You are so talented! I love this blog hop! It's so neat to see all the beautiful masterpieces from each of the sooo talented ladies! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win an awesome giveaway!

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  87. LOOOOOOVE this card!!! It's so vintage....soft and pretty and feminine! GORGEOUS!!! I think this die (I love flowers) and the Springtime Vintage DSP are 2 of my most favorites in the new catalog....although, there are so many cute items, it's hard to pick! I love it all!! LOL! :o)

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  88. Love the card! It's so hard to pick one favorite but the Easter stamp set with the little girl has become a really got to have this satmp set. I see so many things that can be done with it.

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  89. Pretty card!! I think my favorite has to be the Springtime Vintage fabric.. so lovely!

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  90. Beautiful card! Thanks for the tips on using the presto patterns paper & dotto. My favorite new item is Thanks for Caring. Now you've convinced me I need this die. Thanks for sharing. Marsha E.
    cmc_marsha at bellsouth dot net

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  91. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy. My favourite is Nature Walk.

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  92. Beautiful card Lesley! Love those big circles and the flowers are so pretty in these colors! Great hopping with you! {hugs}

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  93. beautiful card! my favorite item in the new mini is the springtime vintage dsp!

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  94. Your work is amazing I really like your card. This Mini is jammed packed with loads of goodies. But so far I'm loving the Natures Walk stamp set.

    trygod20@verizon.net

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  95. Beautiful card - I love everything in the mini!
    Mama LoveBug from LoveBug Creations
    pam_lash@yahoo dot com

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  96. A very pretty card! What a great color combo to use on that wonderful dp. Love it!

    In answer to your question, I think You're a Gem and Nature Walk are my favorite stamp sets in the new mini (can't pick just one - two was hard enough!!).

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  97. I love this card. The flower is Gorgeous. I am seeing so many beautiful things being made from the Occasions Mini that I never noticed before. I totally missed this die and LOVE IT! I love the technique with the Presto Paper and sponging with different colours. Now you've given me something new to try. Stunning!

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  98. Great card! I love that die. My favorite item in the mini is Petal Cone die. I've seen so many gorgeous creations made with it. TFS!

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  99. i love the fun flowers die -and love your project with it.

    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  100. I love this presto patterns paper..I used all mine and have to order more! Especially since it makes such an awesome flower! My fav from the catty is the cupcake!

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  101. I think I like the die that you used for your project. Actually there isn't much I don't like. Thanks for sharing.

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  102. Love the new die and how you layer it on the circle background. It's very Springy.

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  103. SO Cute!! My fave item is the Bring on the Cake stamp set..followed closely with the Vintage Fabric..
    Thanks for sharing some goodies! :)

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  104. OMGOSH!! this is STUNNING!! I may have to CASE for my club peeps if that's ok!!!

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  105. Lesley, your card is so elegant. I just love the colours that you used in your card and the fun and fabulous flower die cut is to die for. My favourite item in the Ocassions Mini is the Easter Blossoms.

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  106. Your card is stunning! I love the color combo you used!

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  107. Leslie - I'm thinkin' that that Fun Flowers die needs to be mine!

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  108. Lesley, I've been following your blog and love all your cards. They are a real inspiration. I was at Curtains this afternoon and wanted you to know how much I enjoyed it.

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Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate the time you took to leave me a little stamping love!!
Lesley :)