Monday, April 25, 2011

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Hop Day #2..........Branching Out and Follow Your Dreams!!!



The April Gina K. Designs release party was another FABulous one!!!  And the stamp sets, like always, are awesome!!!

Today's hop shows us 2 more amazing designs.....the Gina K. Illustrators are just amazingly talented and constantly wow and inspire us!!   Melanie's Branching Out......and Theresa's Follow Your Dreams make a wonderful combination!!


  •  Stamps: Branching Out; Follow Your Dreams
  • Paper: Pure Luxury White, Red Hot, Baby Boy Blue
  • Ink: Memento Summer Sky; Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories: Pearls, Ribbon, Spellbinders Labels 20
So for this card I used the little birdie silhouette from Branching Out and one of the sentiments from Follow Your Dreams.  I decided a cute country look would be fun...so I used Pure Luxury in Red Hot and Baby Boy Blue, which looks like denim to me!  I love gingham and denim!  The Memento Summer Sky Inkpad matches, so I made my own dp.  Now I did have to add some pearls...I mean really....we DO wear pearls with our jeans in the country!!!  LOL


  • Stamps: Branching Out; Follow Your Dreams
  • Paper: Pure Luxury White, Sweet Mango, Chocolate
  • Ink: Memento Tangelo; Memento Rich Cocoa
  • Accessories: Pearls, Butterflies, Stickles, Scallop Oval Nesties
For this card I also combined both sets....this time I wanted an Autumn birthday card for a special someone....so I used Pure Luxury in Sweet Mango and Chocolate.  After stamping the vines I used the flower to stamp some blooms and then made a matching sentiment panel using the Scalloped Oval Nestabilities.

You will definitely want to hop through all the participating DT blogs for some more gorgeous inspiration!!  And be sure to leave a comment at each blog as Gina will be drawing random names from the comments to receive one of these stamp sets!!!
~ Have A Creative Day! ~

169 comments:

  1. Beautiful, beautiful! Loving that orange and gray one!

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  2. LOVE how you have layered that first one, and yes, pearls are perfect with it, lol! Awesome placement of the branches on that 2nd one..love these Lee!

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  3. Pearls with jeans - perfect! Loved your cards, especially the second one!

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  4. What a great job. Love the soft colour on the second card.

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  5. Beautiful cards, Lee!! I really like the orange & gray colour combo & the butterflies!

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  6. I so enjoy cards made with eye catchinhg color thus your first card is my favorite of your two lovely cards. Great job on both.

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  7. Wow - the way you did those butterflies is just awesome!! Love it, Lee!

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  8. Lee -- You've really done a great job of showcasing how well these stamps go with the nestabilities. Both your cards are super!

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  9. love the trumpet flowers added to the branches. Your first card is a great design.

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  10. Loved your cards. I so love the nestabilities you used. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  11. Awesome, Lee! I love the popped up layers on the first and the gorgeous Autumn colors on the second!

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  12. Beautiful cards Lee! That second card just made me say "Wow!" Love it!

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  13. Very nice.......really like the orange and grey one..... :)

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  14. Oh these are stunning cards!! Love your unique colors which work so well. WOW...great job.

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  15. love your cards. creative use of nestabilities.

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  16. Love your cards. They are absolutely gorgeous.

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  17. Lee such pretty cards. Your Happy Birthday one is GORGEOUS! Love the colors you chose and those butterflies!!

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  18. Lee, these are absolutely gorgeous! I really like the butterfly one.

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  19. I love LOVE the orange card! Thanks for inspiring.

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  20. These are both lovely!! I love the layers on the first one, and I love the butterflies on the 2nd. Both are awesome!

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  21. Lee - Very nice combination of colors on your 2 cards today. Especially like the butterfly card.

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  22. Love the simplicity and layers on the first and the bird stamped DP is awesome!! The second is just soooooo pretty!!!

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  23. Really pretty cards.

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  24. Beautiful cards Lee! They put a smile on my face!

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  25. wow...both cards are outstanding. I love, love love the butterflies. What a beautiful card for an autumn birthday. You always think outside the box.

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  26. You always take a set and add a little more to give it a unique look. Nice!

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  27. Such wonderful color combinations. Love them.

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  28. Oh, Lee, both cards are so incredible! Love that you used the bird to make the background on the first card, and love the mango and white color palette on the second. WOW! Have to have both these sets!

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  29. Wonderful cards, Lee. The butterflies are beautiful.

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  30. Great card inspirations, Annie.

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  31. I LOVE the tangelo and cocoa inked card, sooo pretty. Great cards.

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  32. love the details that make such a very pretty birthday card

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  34. What? No pink?! LOL
    Love both cards, but especially the orange and cocoa card!

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  35. Wonderful bird paper you created on your country gingham card, Lee, and I love the orange/gray color combo of the second one!

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  36. Wow! what more can I say? Great job!

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  37. Both cards are absolutely gorgeous!! Love the colors in both cards!!!

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  38. What fun colors - you had me with the pearls! TFS!
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

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  39. Especially like the birthday card!

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  40. I love what you have done. The orange card is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Both cards are adorable, Lee! And Happy Belated Birthday!

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  42. Beautiful..love that orange and gray look..nice job using those stamps!

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  43. Those are two very pretty cards! Love the colors and those little orange flowers remind me of trumpet vine flowers, which I love. Thanks!!!

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  44. Love the way you mixed and matched the sets. Very nice!

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  45. Both cards are beautiful! Love the layering on the first one and the colors on the other is so pretty.

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  46. Really like your cards. Love the colors you used for the second one!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  47. Stunning job with these fabulous stamps Lee.

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  48. Love the second one Lee sooooo pretty!!!

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  49. Lee, both cards are pretty, but the second one looks amazing! LOVE everything about that one.
    Hugs and smiles

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  50. Very nice use of layering and color choices.

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  51. Have always enjoyed your creations. Red is one of my favorite colors! But, the orange card reminds me of the honeysuckle that we saw in Georgia last week!

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  52. Thanks for even more inspiration for this fabulous new set.

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  53. I love the butterflies............nice job.

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  54. Very striking color choices. Really like that yellowy-orange and the butterflies.

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  55. Very striking color choices. Really like that yellowy-orange and the butterflies.

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  56. love your second card it would be very proudly displayed at my house it my favorite colors. Are you selling it?

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  57. Great cards. Like the layers in the first and the butterflies look so real on your second card.

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  58. I loved how you used both the sets together--very nice

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  59. Just fabulous. The stamps are great and the layers of nestie shapes are too!

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  60. Love your talent and your cards! You really stand out!

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  61. Great stamp set! Love the mango color.

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  62. Beautiful cards Lee, love the color combo, orange and grey, would not pick that myself but I love it, thanks for the idea!!

    Donna Przy....

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  63. Love the mango and chocolate.

    I grew up on a farm and I wore pearls (but never on the tractor.) LOL

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  64. Beautiful cards..love that mango color!!

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  65. did not think I would like anything better than Hop #1 but I do! Love this design and colors.

    I need new stamps to get my mojo going!

    Diane

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  66. Lee- these are great cards, even if you didn't use pink and bling! Wonderful creations!

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  67. Ohhhh...love the bling and butterflies! Great work!

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  68. Love the color combo on both, beautiful!!

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  69. Love, love, love those butterflies! You're so clever!

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  70. Very nice!! Love the layering & color combo on the first one and the summery, peaceful look of the second

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  71. I love your cards...TFS

    http://auntiemargsblog.blogspot.com/

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  72. great cards, love the colors and layering
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  73. Inspirational use of colors! Love the new sets. So many ways to use them!!!

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  74. i'm not usually an "orange" person, but i love the combo of the orange and coca/chocolate on your second card! beautiful!
    sandyh

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  75. Loved the way you added the flowers! Thanks for sharing.

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  76. luv the red/gray combo...and the butterflies on second card are just too cool!!!

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  77. Wow, these are both pretty. I love the colors you chose in both cards.

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  78. Simply lovely! Love those butterflies! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  79. Fun.. Fun.. Fun.. I had to laugh out loud when I saw the smiley on the branch...LOL Just fun and free cards... love them... and yes... we wear Pearls with our jeans..

    Faith

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  80. WOW - really cute. The butterflie look real. thank you

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  81. LOVE the new sets and ideas! Beautiful cards! TFS!

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  82. Great cards, Lee! The first one really does look like denim! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  83. Lee...I really like the pop-up butterflies on the 2nd card - it just "makes" it, kwim? And when I saw the first card my mind immediately thought of a bbq! lol. Love them both!

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  84. Love that you made your own dp. You have inspired me, once again! Thanks!

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  85. Great cards! Love the Branching Out one! Those butterflies are gorgeous! Thanks!

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  86. Orange on white and I love the buttercup flowers on that.

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  87. First card my favorite. Thank you for sharing.

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  88. Loved your cards. The birthday one is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

    kim
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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  89. Gorgeous -- I like both cards and their colour schemes, but the birthday card is my favorite.

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  90. Awesome cards, Lee. Those butterflies are gorgeous, and I like all the layers and varied sizes in the top one.

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  91. Great cards! Just os interesting how the design team comes up with so many different ideas using the same stamp sets. You are amazing! Love it all...especially the denim and gingham card.

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  92. You combined both sets beautifully. I was surprised no PINK, but I love the colors you chose on both cards.

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  93. Oooooh, I am loving your butterfly card!! Thanks for sharing.

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  94. You know, orange is one of my least favorite colors, but you make it work!

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  95. Love both of your cards, but the second one is just beautiful...my favorite colors so I guess it really spoke to me...great job!

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  96. Great color combos on both cards!

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  97. Great cards! Love the detail on each.

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  98. Love your cards - great detail on both!

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  99. I love the gray and orange! Thanks for the inspiration, Lee.

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  100. i love the brown and orange, looks awesome! Those butterflies bringit to life! love-LEE cards!!

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  101. I love gingham and denim! And of course we wear pearls and denim. I generally don't like orange but you sure made it work beautifully!
    Blessings Bernie

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  102. Hmmmm, wonder why I expected pink cards? But I wasn't disappointed! TFS your talents.

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  103. Oh, Lee these cards--first one cute country! and I love the autumnal birthday card. great design. Kathie

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  104. Ooohh Lee, Pearls go with everything. I especially adore you autumn card using the sweet mango...perfect.

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  105. Great country look. I really like the autumn birthday card with the butterflies.

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  106. Loooooove the Nestities goodness and layering on Follow Your Dreams, and your colors and butterflies on the birthday card are just YUMMMMMMY!

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  107. The first thing I noticed was that you made your own DP! Too cute! Love your work and sense of FUN!

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  108. Oh Lee! these are beautiful! I love that new nesties label shape and love how you use Melanie's new set in such an elegant way. Your smilie is wicked cute too - the birdie gives him a little peck!

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  109. I would have a difficult time choosing which card I liked best. Can you like both cards best. Great job on both of them.
    Jean McGee

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  110. Did you stamp the bottom of the butterfly??? It almost looks like you did. Love both of them!!!
    Jackie
    jmpresearch@gmail.com

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  111. Really like the colors together. Makes it all go together.

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  112. I love your choice of spellbinders and paper colors for your cards. The butterflies add a whimsical touch. TFS

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  113. Very nice cards, especially the second one - love the butterflies.

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  114. Lee both are amazing but really love the color combination on the second.
    crafty teacher

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  115. These are beautiful and very different. I like how you added the trumpet flowers to the vines. Verypretty.

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  116. What nice cards. I love the orange and gray together.

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  117. The red is awesome but I am in love with that orange pop over the gray! Fabulous!!!!

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  118. The Chocolate/Sweet Mango card is great color combo. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  119. Love the country feel Lee! And the mango and chocolate not only sound good but make a fab color combination!

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  120. Very nice. I love your color combinations.

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  121. Both cards are terrific. Great choices of the Nesties

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  122. I really liked how you layered the first colors and I liked the colors you used on the second one.
    Joan

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  123. OMG that orange card is FABULOUS! I love it! Both cards are great.. very inspiring! Thanks Lee!

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  124. OH I adore the colors on your bday card -- WELL DONE!

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  125. Both cards are awesome. Love the colors and the butterflies on the second card. Great job

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  126. Love your cards! WHAT! No pink? Hey love the Mango trumpet flowers!

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  127. Wow!! Gorgeous!!! You are so talented!!!

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  128. Lovely is the word. I love the orange. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations. ;0)

    Traci Lord

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  129. Loved your beautiful cards. I love that you mix the stamp sets to achieve what you want.

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  130. Great unique combo's used here. Excellent, thx.

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  131. Love your layering and color choices!

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  132. Again, all I can say is WOW! All you girl's are just so talented. So many different ideas to share with us & enabling us to combine the stamp sets so beautifully & so easily. And of course pearls DO go with jeans, always!

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  133. I love the birthday card. The butterflies sets it off beautifully

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  134. Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  135. Beautiful cards, Lee! Great colors on both of them but I'm especially partial to the combo on the second one. Lovely!

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  136. Beautiful cards, Lee! Great colors on both of them but I'm especially partial to the combo on the second one. Lovely!

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  137. Lee, I love your cards, the colors and how you layered the die templates, all gorgeous! =D

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  138. Great cards but I love the second card.
    mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

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  139. oooooo, ahhhhh, how do you manage to keep your creations secret and not share them with us ahead of time? love em both.

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  140. My favorite is your gray and orange. Very nice.

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  141. These are fabulous Lee! Love how you used the little birdie for the bg paper, and absolutely LOVE your second card!

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  142. Very lovely cards. Love the gray and orange on the birthday card. I wouldn't have thought of using those colors but they work perfectly!

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  143. Love the 3D butterflies on the orange card. Very pretty.

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  144. I love your cards! As always!

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  145. Love the cards made with the nestiables.Thanks

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  146. So cool. You're rocking the dies and the stamps this time around. I;m really enjoying the silhouettes in this latest release!

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  147. Loved your cards and the layering of the labels.

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  148. Pretty cards, I especially loved the Birthday card

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  149. Stunning cards! My fav is the second one - I love orange and this is so pretty!

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  150. Love both but the orange one the best!!!

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