Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Birthday Blog Hop~ Happy Birthday Lisa!!

Good Morning and
Welcome to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Birthday Blog Hop!! 
Today we are celebrating Lisa's (owner/designer of PPPR) birthday! 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LISA!!!!
She had a plan for this hop, but we (the Design Team plus guests) have a plan of our OWN because we LOVE her!!!! ;) We are all making special birthday projects using some files from the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons store AND since birthdays are all about celebrating with friends and  giving gifts, we decided to add guests to the lineup and giveaway a TON of prizes!! These awesome prizes include fun twine, stamp sets and gift certificates to some of our favorite crafty stores!! You seriously do NOT want to miss a single stop in this hop!!  

If you are coming to here from Brianna's blog you are in the right place! 
If you have just stumbled upon this hop, make sure to head back to 
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons!
But remember - and this is important! - Lisa does NOT have the correct lineup on her blog, because she doesn't know there has been a few ADDITIONS to the lineup thanks to her DT!! SURPRISE, Lisa!! :) Lisa will direct you to the correct blog, but after that please disregard her lineup!! 

Now onto my project!! 

I sure hope you like it!!!
Isn't this just too adorable??? I LOVE the CUTE Gator which is this week's freebie file and the fun color combo...don't you? I used a white card base and designer paper from Lilybee Designs~Persnickety paper pack. I ran the mat through my sewing machine for the zig zag pattern, but before that I added some 3GJ Witch's Brew crinkle ribbon so the ribbon was held down by the sewing. Next I used the PPPR Layered Labels 1 and the PPPR Borders 3 to make my next mat.....which became home to that adorable Gator.

Here he is up close :) I am so LOVING him and can see using him for much more than birthday items! Since his party hat come with the file but didn't have the frill (the hat is actually supposed to go behind his eyes)  I ended up adding the frill to the bottom of it using a piece from the Party Items.

Then for the sentiment I used My Creative Time~ Teeny Tag Greetings die and sentiment, a black button from my stash and some Grape Limeade Trendy Twine. So what do you think of my card??? 

MY HOP BLOG CANDY!!!
I am giving away a mini of the Grape Limeade Trendy Twine that I used in my project
Halloween Grape Limeade Trendy Twine - Purple & Lime Green
In order to win you must do the following

  • Be a follower of my blog :)
  • be a follower of my FB page HERE
  • Be a follower of the Trendy Twine Blog HERE
  • be a follower of the Trendy Twine FB page HERE
Please leave 1 comment saying that you did everything and I will announce the winner on Tuesday September 24th.

Of course Lisa has an awesome package to give away to one lucky hopper!! 
For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and also leave a comment on each blog. 
For extra chances, 
~ you can also 'LIKE' Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook
 and/or 
~ sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter. 
A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, September 24th. 
Only US or Canadian mailing addresses please. 

With our blog hop also comes a new Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Challenge!! The theme of the challenge is Birthday and you can link up your projects at the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog until Sunday, October 12th for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store. We can't wait to see what you create using PPPR files!! 

Now with all that out of the way it is now to continue
onto the next stop in the hop!! 
Head on over to 
Candace's  blog!! 
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT weekend!!


Don't forget to pick up your freebies.....the adorable Birthday Gator is this week's freebie and the adorable Happy Bird Day is the freebie available ONLY on Saturday and Sunday. You can get them both HERE 
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Here is the CORRECT hop lineup in case you get lost along the way!! 
Lisa 
Barb 
Julie K. 
Brianna 
Jessica  ~ME~
Candace  ~NEXT~
Monica
Jeanne 
Emma 
Melisa 
Nanne 
Nicole 
Kathy
Shannon 
Sarah 
Tanya 
Ana Maria 
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Entering this into the following challenges:
My Creative Time~ Designer's Challenge
Cameo Creations~ Pattern Paper
Seize The Birthday~ Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday~ Anything Goes
DL Art~ September Linky Party
Paper Issues~ Put Some Twine on It
My Craft Spot~ Favorite Technique (sewing machine stitching)
Cut it Up~ Going in Circles

93 comments:

  1. Fantabulous! He is so super fun and adorable. I love your paper choices and color combo. The twine and ribbon are just awesome together. And as always the stitching is such a plus!!

    Happy Birthday, Lisa!!!!

    Be blessed, Beckie

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  2. Super cute...love the colours...and I was already a follower of everything. :)

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  3. Too cute. Love the papers and the alligator is adorable.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

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  4. oh my word that little alligator is adorable.. such a cute cute card.. love the twine colors too.. so so cute..

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  5. Thank you sooooo much, Jessica! What an awesome surprise to wake up to! This card is just adorable! :)

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  6. What a cutie patootie! Love the color combo. Following eveything! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  7. Sooo Cute!! Love the papers and all the detail. followed everything

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  8. Oh my word, that is just so cute. The gator is awesome!

    Love this card!

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  9. This card is adorable; she'll love it! The alligator looks so festive (or is it a crocodile? I never know the difference!)

    Thanks for linking to Cut it Up Challenges Going in Circles Challenge!

    Evelyn
    http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

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  10. oh my, he def is festive, i just love your colors your used... awesome creation.

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  11. Great job! This is such a cute cutting file.

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  12. love your gator & colors! TFS!

    bdcampers@msn.com

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  13. Jessica, this is sooooo stinkin' cute!!! I love EVERYTHING about this card. It is perfect for our Going In Circles challenge at Cut It Up. I am so glad you joined us :)

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  14. Love your gator card, his just adorable....

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  15. Love yoru green and purple gator card. Very very cute.

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  16. That little alligator is too cute! What a great card! Thanks for crafting with us over at Cut it up!

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  17. Love the card..so cute. I am a follower of your page and Trendy Twine but alas I do not Facebook. This seems to be an issue for me during this hop. einersonsgirl@yahoo.com

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  18. That is one cute Gator, Jess! Fun, fun card!

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  19. Jessica, this is awesome! Love the gator and the fun card, but this color combo is out of this world - so neat!!!

    Lovin the hop, super fun!
    Shelly

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  20. Lisa will love your cute card!!! I love the purple color and the little "gator" and, yes, it's such a fun card!

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  21. Oh my goodness Jessica!!! This card is freakin' AWESOME!!! I love you patterned paper and color choices. Thanks so much for joining in the hop =)
    ~ Ana Maria PPPR DT

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  22. Very fun card--I like the colors and patterns and the twine. I follow your blog and the trendy twine blog but am not on facebook.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  23. Such an adorable card Jessica, love the gator and wonderful coloured twine and great stitched edging! TFS, already a follower and of Trendy Twine and also both on Facebook :-) Have a great weekend.

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  24. Wow! I love the color combination you used on this card! How cute!

    Hugs,
    Chriss
    www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com
    america57@comcast.net

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  25. Love this gator!! He is too cute. You always amaze me with your creations. They are always perfect in every way.
    Hugs,
    Deb C
    dsc105@live.com

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  26. This is too cute, Jessica!! Love the little gator and the color combo! I am a follower of all of the above! ~hugs, Saundra Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

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  27. So cute!! Love the color combo and of course the gator!!

    Lisa C
    lcass07 at gmail dot com

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  28. I LOVE this gator and yes, the colors are soooo great together! I have been a follower or you and Trendy Twine already..I would love to win your blog candy except I already own every single spool of Trendy Twine that she has...LOL! But, I'm up for the main prize! HAHA! Great card!

    Happy Birthday to Lisa!

    Julie
    Simply Silhouette
    aka: Cricut Chick

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  29. I love that alligator , looks like he is ready to party !!! The colors are perfect with !!! I am now a follower of all the facebook pages and the blogs ! Thank You !!

    Mayra
    Mayrasdesigns.BlogSpot.com

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  30. That is such a cute card,,, I love the colors and I am a new follower and am now a follower of you and Trendy Twine,,, am new to scrapping and love all the ideas and help I can get ..... :)

    lindaplusthree@yahoo.com

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  31. Fabulous card, love the colors and the twine you used. I did all that was asked to be eligible for the prize!!
    Kathy
    Salido99@msn.com
    http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

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  32. This is the cutest Gator. Already your blog & fb follower as well as both for Trendy Twine. Amazing offer. Thanks for the opportunity. :)

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  33. OMG!! Let me tell you that this is so CUTE! Adorable!!
    love the matching Trendy Twine!!only you can create something so ADORABLE!! love it!! Awesome giveaway!
    Please stop by my blog for the Trendy Twine Giveaway!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

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  34. your card is too cute I love it thanks for sharing and for the chance at winning some really cool twine
    Hugs
    Debbie

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  35. Beautiful card...
    http://thecardnook.blogspot.com/
    Happy Birthday Lisa...

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  36. Super cute card, Jess! Love it!

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  37. What I said before..
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Please stop by my blog for the Trendy Twine Giveaway!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

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  38. did all 3 love trendy twine and love this card.

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  39. Super cute card Jessica. Thanks so much for joining us in this blog hop to surprise Lisa. :)

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  40. I am so loving that adorable little gator - he looks great with the purple! Thanks so much for helping us surprise Lisa today. This has been such a fun hop ♥

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  41. I love alligators & you did an amazing job! Lisa is a lucky lady! Followed your blog!!

    Jennifer.rose112@gmail.com

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  42. I love this! I still need to get a sewing machine you inspire me to give it a try! Loving the gator! Having a blast hopping with you my friend!

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  43. He is just too cute and I too love love love that you used your sewing machine on the edge.. I've tried using mine, but we have a love/hate relationship..LOL
    thanks for having me along the hop and have enjoyed being a guest designer.
    hugs
    Nanné

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  44. The card is super adorable, I love the paper and color choices. Thnak for sharing and for the inspiration.

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  45. Super cute. Love the color combo you used on the gator. I am now a new follower as well on your fb page and Trendy Twine as well. How fun.

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  46. What a great card! The grape and green gator card is awesome! I am following on Bloglovin!

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  47. I am a follower of the Trendy Twine blog already! I LOVE their twine!

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  48. First of all! Love the color combo. This card just SCREAMS fun! She is going to love it.

    mimiscraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  49. oh this is sooooo awesome, Jessica!!! LOVE it!! thanks so much for helping us surprise Lisa!!!

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  50. This is an amazing creation! Great color combo, and super cute on top of it! Thanks for all the great inspiration and giveaways! Followed everything except the blogs I can't figure out. :)

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  51. The colors are awesome. The gator is super cute

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  53. Super cute.... I entered all on your list. Whoop Whoop!

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  54. The card is adorable. I am a new follower and liked and followed your suggested list. Thanks for sharing.

    bethwulff at gmail dot com

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  55. I just love the adorable alligator and the stitching was a perfect touch. Happy to be a new follower of you and Trendy Twine too. Thank you. teachermom5@gmail.com

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  56. That's a fabulous card!!! I <3 the colors!!! Thank you SOOO much for being a part of our surprise for Lisa!! <3

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  57. Your card is too cute for words, I absolutely love it!!! Thanks for being apart of the hop with us!!
    Hugs Brianna

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  58. I LOVE your birthday gator! He is TOO cute! I'm a new follower and completed all the requirements for your blog candy TFS, and thanks for the chance to win!

    ~Ashley
    proudusmcwife@gmail.com
    http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com

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  59. Your card is great! What a fun color combination! I already liked and followed you and trendy twine :)
    Beth
    bfiscus[at]nntc[dot]net
    Beth's Beauties

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  60. I love love love your alligator!! Love how you combined all the fun patterns. You are awesome as always!! :) Such a fun idea for you all to surprise Lisa!!! Oh...and I did all the things you mentioned :) Can't believe I wasn't already following all of that!!! Have a great rest of the weekend Jessica!!!

    cassandracauble@yahoo.com
    www.Ctimz3.blogspot.com

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  61. Awesome. Love the color combo so fun.

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  62. Love the stitching on the card and the purple with the green! Great card!

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  63. Super CUTE card and great color combo:) Thank You for sharing.

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  64. How cute!! I love the color combo!! The stitching looks great!! Thanks for the chance to win!! I followed all the pages :)
    davisbabe@gmail.com

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  65. Sod stinkin a stinkin cute. Thanks for hopping with the PPPR DT this weekend.

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  66. My two fav colors I love this card it is great!!! What a fun hop
    DIANA L.
    dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  67. I did it all Followed everything -- I off to keep hopping!!


    DIANA L.
    dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  68. LOVE your cute gator card. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    designsbydragonfly.blogspot
    dmcardmaker at AOL
    Google follower

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  69. Super cute card...so enjoying this hop! TFS

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  70. This card is out of this world ADORABLE! I love that color combo too. You make some super AWESOME cards. I love it! I already follow your blog and like you on FB. I also follow the Trendy Twine blog and like them on FB. Hugs- Glora
    me(at)glorajean(dot)com

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  71. Hi Jessica,

    I love your CUTE card!!! :) I love the colors, too (purple IS my favorite color)! ;)

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win (that twine is SCRUMPTIOUS!),

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  72. Love the big grin on the Birthday-Gator! Adorable card.

    I am a follower of your blog by Google Friend and also a follower of Trendy Twine blog by email and Google Friend. Unfortunately, I do not have access to FB or I would follow both of you there. Please consider have FB as an additional option, and not a requirement! Thanks!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  74. Very cute card. I follwered all. momwyckoff at gmail.com

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  75. Cute card. I love the Gator, he's so cute, great paper choice. Follower of all :)

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  76. Wow that is a lot of comments!! See how awesome you are?! Love this card, so cute, well I don't think you ever make anything that isn't just so cute!! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week!

    Gwen

    http://thisandthatbygwen.blogspot.com

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  77. Wow, your card is adorable!! I followed on FB and blogs.

    Leslie
    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  78. Jessica ~ Oh how FUN and CUTE is this card! LOVE that little Gator and oh my the papers!! EEK! Well you totally our did yourself again!!! She will LOVE it!

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  79. Jessica, this is awesome!! I love your Gator all decked out to celebrate a birthday! The paper choice is so fun! The ribbon is perfect and love the adorable tag! Lisa will LOVE it!
    Sherrie K

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  80. WOWOWOW! So totally love your card. He's such a cutie!

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  81. Oh my goodness! This is such a cute little card! Love the alligator, love the colors and LOVE the stitching! Thanks for joining in our surprise birthday hop Jessica! :)

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  82. Super cute card! That gator is adorable! Thanks for playing with us at the Cut It Up challenge blog :-)

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  83. Jessica, this is just adorable! LOVE your gator, and the polka dots and chevrons with your color scheme are just awesome! Perfect for the MCT designer challenge!!!

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  84. Your birthday card is TOO STINKIN' CUTE and soooo FUN!!!!Thanks for joining us at My Creative Time/Designer Challenge!!!:)

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  85. Happy birthday to Lisa!!

    Jessica, this is SO fun!! Your alligator is so cute and I just love the papers you've used! GREAT card!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  86. WOW! super cute card and I LOVE LOVE the papers you used so cute!!

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  87. How adorable! Love the colors you chose for the card and the ribbon too. Thanks for linking over at the Cameo Creations Challenge blog for the pattern paper challenge.

    ;) Melody CCC DT member

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  88. He brought a smile to my face :) Love the colors too!!!

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  89. Great card, love all of your elements! The polka-dots make perfect circles! Thanks for playing a CIU!

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  90. Hello my friend!! I've missed you!! I couldn't wait to come visit and see all the creative goodness I missed while I was gone!! I knew that visiting would bring a smile to my face and you didn't disappoint!! This is absolutely adorable!! That little guy looks adorable with his polka-dot hat!! And the stitching is perfect as always!! Love this my friend!!

    Thank you so much for stopping by while I was gone!! I apologize for inundating your inbox as I catch up with all of your fabulous projects!! Have a wonderful day :)

    Hugs, Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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