Friday, April 20, 2012

Pink by Design April Release Blog Hop

For my SOUS April Showers post, click HERE. :)


Welcome to Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and the Pink by Design April Release Blog Hop! I'm so glad you're tuning in, because there are so many AMAZING stamps coming out this month! We have lots of projects to share with you that showcase the newest PBD stamps, plus there's lots of awesome blog candy along the way!

If you've come from Melisa's blog, you're in the right place. If you've stumbled upon my post and would like to start from the beginning, head on over to Pink by Design.

By the way, Pink by Design is offering a grand prize for this hop: a Big Shot! Just think...if you won the Big Shot, you could use it with the new Pink by Design Dies that are coming out in this release. All you have to do to be entered for the Big Shot is visit each and every blog in the hop and leave a comment on each blog. For each comment you leave, you will get an entry. You can also share the Stamp Release on your own blog, Facebook Page or Pinterest, and leave a comment telling us you did so. You can really rack up the entries this way! :) Plus, you'll be entered to win my own little bit of blog candy (which I'll tell you about later).

Now, on to my project. I decided to make some cute little love notes using 3 of the stamps sets that are being released today. Here they are (you can see a larger pic by clicking on it):


Okay, before I go into the details of how I made these little notes, I HAVE to share some SUPER EXCITING news!!!  A few months ago, Sarah Hamer from Pink by Design gave me an exciting opportunity to try designing a stamp set for PBD, and I DID!!!  I designed two: a set of sushi-related sentiments (Let's Do Sushi) and a matching set of sushi images (Got Sushi?).  I had so much fun creating the stamp sets, and I hope you'll check them out in the PBD store.  If everything goes well, I'm hoping I'll be able to design some more stamps in the near future. :)  Whew...so glad I finally got to tell you!  I've been dying over here!! ;)  Now, on with the details of the love notes. 

These are all 3.25" square cards. One super easy thing I did for these was open up digital papers in Silhouette Studio and size them to be 3" square.  Then, I just printed them out and cut them with my paper trimmer (since they were only squares).  I could have also used the print and cut feature. One card actually uses a Silhouette Studio cut file that I filled with a pattern and then printed.  Also, the stamped images were partly stamped on patterned paper and partly colored with my Copic markers.  I really need to get those things out more often...they are super fun to play with.   I'll just quickly list what I used for each little card below its picutre.  




Paper: Silhouette Online Store--Sunburst Square cut file filled with Yellow Dot printable pattern




Sushi Image and Sentiment: PBD Got Sushi? Stamp Set







Fire image: found somewhere with Google...lol



Here's the inside: I used another new stamp: the Pink by Design Bamboo Background Stamp here and then added a red circle for writing space. I was hoping it might remind you a little of the Japanese flag. :)

Okay! Now, how about a little BLOG CANDY????


One lucky follower will win two Basic Grey 6 x 6" paper pads.  Here's what you need to do for a chance to win:

1.  Be a follower of my blog and leave a comment telling me you are.  Be sure to include your e-mail address. 

That's it!  That's all you need to do to have a chance to win.  If you'd like additional chances, though, you can do one or all of the following:

2.  "Like" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and leave a separate comment here on my blog telling me you did.  Be sure to include your e-mail address.

3.  Share the Pink by Design Stamp Release on your own blog, Facebook page or Pinterest (you can even use the pic below, if you want), and leave a separate comment telling me you did. Be sure to include your e-mail address.


4.  Post my blinky on your blog.  You can find it on the left side of this page.  Please leave me a comment with your blog address and your e-mail address.  I'd love to visit and become a follower of you, too!

Please, only US or Canadian addresses (for my little candy).  I'll choose a winner on Wednesday, April 25.  Good luck! 

Oh!!!! DON'T FORGET!!!!!  Each one of your comments also enters you to win a Big Shot from Pink by Design!!!  Be sure to comment on each and every blog along the way to rack up your chances to win!



Alright, now it's your turn to hop on over to Paula's blog to see what she created. You don't want to miss it.

Oh, and don't forget to join us for the Pink by Design Ustream tonight at 9:00 CST. We always have such a fun time...I hope to see you there!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Here's the complete blog hop lineup in case you get lost along the way.

1. Pink by Design~ www.pinkbydesignstamps.com
2. Sarah Hamer~ www.pinkcricut.com
3. Annette Witherspoon~ www.aspoonfullofsugarcrafts.blogspot.com
4. Rebekah Ostrus~ www.craftyteachermom.blogspot.com
5. Sabrina Kempton Alery~ www.sabrinaalery.blogspot.com
6. Anna Thrower Zuniga~ www.stampanna.typepad.com
7. Julie K BitofBling~ www.jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com
8. Gloria Zuniga~ www.gloriasgoofycraftspot.blogspot.com
9. Meriah Hamlin~ www.tatteredtime.com
10. Dawn Mercedes Barrett~ www.dawnmercedes.blogspot.com
11. Melisa Alzammer~ www.melisascraftycreations.blogspot.com
12. Lisa Norris~ www.prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com
13. Paula Carbon~ www.morethanfavors.blogspot.com




107 comments:

  1. I love how colorful this card set is!! You did an amazing job :-)

    ~Rebekah O

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  2. Super yummy cards and congratulations on designing the stamp sets. Can't wait to hear about more.

    Hope you will stop by to see my new projects.
    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations

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  3. Very cute designs!! You did a great job with these stamps!! my favourite is "you're hotter then Wasobi" too cute!! I am already a follower!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  4. I am already a fan of yours on facebook!!
    Kristan N Anderson
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  5. I already posted the giveaway on my pinterest board and my facebook!!
    Kristan N Anderson
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  6. I also already have your blinkie on my blog!
    Kristan N Anderson
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com
    sierrababy08.blogspot.com

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  7. MAJOR congrats on designing the stamps!!! They are TOTALLY awesome!!! Love those cute sayings too!!

    Crafty Hugs,
    Jessica
    www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

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  8. OMG I totally LOVE these Lisa!!! Awesome job with the designs and super adorable sentiments!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!
    Jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  9. I "Like" you on FB :)
    So proud of you and this release!!!
    Jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  10. What fun cards!
    I am a follower here! Thanks for the chance at the candy!
    DeniseB
    deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom

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  11. I have your blinky up on my blog!!!
    Thanks again!
    Jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  12. The designs are amazing! Fabulous sets!!

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  13. WOW!! super excited for you! these two sets are amazing!! love them.

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  14. These cards are so, so cute!! Love them! I am a follower!

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  15. I was wondering who the clever person was that created the sushi sentiments and characters! I love them and way to go girl you're so creative and punny. :) Love your cards. I'm already a follower. -Tami

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  16. I already Like you on FB but I am now following you on networked blogs. tamiallore at hotmail dot com.

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  17. My goodness, you have been busy making cards, I like them all but my favorite is the sushi card. Great colors!

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  18. Congratulations and designing a stamp set. Your cards are way too cute. I am a new follower but a already FB follower. Great color choice!

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  19. What fun cards! You did a great job! I'm already a follower. Thanks for the chance! mprantner at gmail dot com

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  20. such a great set of cards!! and congrats on your stamps!! how exciting!!! :)

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  21. Hi! I am a new follower of your blog! So colorful!
    I am at
    amidkmpr at msn dot com

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  22. I am a new follower of your facebook page, too!
    By the way, that is an awesome stamp set! Love, love, love those, and the cards that you made with those. I will have to get my hands on the sets!!!! Congratulations!!
    amidkmpr at msn dot com

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  23. I LOVE the card set!! I mean I am IN love w/ that card set!!!!! Fab design & creativity!!! I am a new blog follower via email. Chelle kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

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  24. I Like you on FB!!!!
    Chelle kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

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  25. Your cards are adorable. Looks like there are some wonderful stamps sets being released today. I am a follower of your blog.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  26. OMG!They are AMAZING!!!You did an AWESOME job!Congrats to you.I am already a Follower!!!!!

    http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com
    Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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  27. Like you on FB!!!!!!
    http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com
    mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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  28. These cards are so darn cute! Love the entire set! I now follow your blog via email (tamluvsrog@sbcglobal.net)

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  29. I liked you on Facebook (tamluvsrog@sbcglobal.net)

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  30. Shared this Great Blog Hop News on my FB Timeline.:)Migdalia Rodriguez -thats thename

    http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com
    mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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  31. These are beyond fabulous! Love em!

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  32. Love this card set. The stamps and sayings are super cute and congrats on designing them. They rock.
    Ashley
    glamoroussideofscrapping@gmail.com

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  33. Congratulations Lisa! I love your cards and new stamp set, they are so cute!!!

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  34. You must be so super excited! Congratulations! You did an amazing job! Love them!

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  35. adorable card set. I love them all super cute. You did a great job designing these stamps they look great! Thanks for sharing im a follower.
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  36. i like your facebook page too :)
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  37. Cute and vibrant cards. Thanks for sharing and having a chance to win the Pink by Design Big Shot and your nice blog candy ;)
    Sincerely, Diane
    Kdgdi@aol.com

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  38. Love these cards- I always love a cute small square card! :) love your tip about printing papers at 3x3 :)

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  39. I became a follower of your blog

    jonder at frontier dot com

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  40. your cards are so cute!! I love the designs.

    jonder at frontier dot com

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  41. I liked you on facebook.

    jonder at frontier dot com

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  42. I posted your blinkie on my blog

    http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com

    jonder at frontier dot com

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  43. I shared the giveaway on my pinterest.

    jonder at frontier dot com

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  44. these are some amazing cards Lisa! like WOW!!! and I totally see the Japanese flag - how clever!!

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  45. You are so talented!!! Those stamps and cards are amazing!!!!

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  46. Great job on this set! I think they are terrific!
    mbchoj at aol.com

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  47. hehe...these cards are so stinkin cute! :) love the stamp set...and I am a new follower of yours. :) TFS

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  48. I "liked" your page on my FB and forgot to add my email to the last entry so here it is for this one...hehe...
    http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/

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  49. I am a follower! Great cards!

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  50. Super cute cards! New follower and liked your facebook page.

    Mandy
    scrapbugzmandy @ gmail dot com

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  51. Congrats on your success! I love the stamps, so very...wickedly delicious! I am a follower of your blog and facebook page. Also via email and I posted on my own blog as well. thecuriouscrafter@blogspot.com and I am jellybeankahler@yahoo.com and Christine Kiehl over at Facebook. Whew...that was a lot o' posting-linking I just did! But, can't wait to keep on enjoying your creative ideas!

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  52. Lisa- these are some of the most fabulous cards I have ever seen! I sincerely mean that. You have so much talent and are simply amazing!!

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  53. Hi Lisa. You already know this, but I love your cards!! They are so adorable. I'm so glad we're hopping together.

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  54. I love those cards!!!

    Lauren
    queen_lade at yahoo.com

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  55. I'm a blog follower!

    Lauren
    queen_lade at yahoo.com

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  56. I already liked you on FB!

    Lauren
    queen_lade at yahoo.com

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  57. Shared on my blog!

    Lauren
    queen_lade at yahoo.com
    scrappinwithlala.blogspot.com

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  58. I posted your blinky on my blog!

    Lauren
    queen_lade at yahoo.com
    scrappinwithlala.blogspot.com

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  59. OMGoodness, these are the cutest stamps!!! Congrats!!! Totally cute cards!!!
    I'm happy to say that I'm one of your newest followers!

    wendydotroos2boys@gmaildotcom

    Thanks for a chance to win!

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  60. Me again-I now "like" your FB page!

    Thanks again!

    wendydotroos2boys@gmaildotcom

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  61. and again...I had already posted on my FB page, pinned & tweeted :)

    Thanks again!

    wendydotroos2boys@gmaildotcom

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  62. wow! what a snazzy set of cards!!

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  63. This set is really cute, I'm a wasabi fan so I especially love that one :)
    I'm a follower and I 'liked' your facebook page :)

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  64. Wow How cute are the love note cards. I love them all. This is a great stamp set. IM a folower of your blog. TFS AJ!

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  65. I a follower of your facebook.
    jeria22@yahoo.com

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  66. I shared PBD on my FB Page!
    jeria22@yahoo.com

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  67. Love these cute little cards! These sets have got to be my favorites of this release! Congrats on your collaboration! I also love the papers you chose; they go perfectly with the stamps!

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  68. The colors on this cute set of cards is just so fun. Love.

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  69. LOVE LOVE LOVE these cute little cards. What a great job.... and congratulations for designing 2 stamp sets for PBD. I know I will have to buy these to add to my collection. TFS

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  70. I'm following you and I added your Blinky to my blog. Love your work.
    http://scrappinmelon.blogspot.ca/
    sharmel2@telus.net

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  71. Lisa. This is great! ;) Love your cards. And it is a great stamp set! :)

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  72. this is fantastic you did such a get job, and a great job on the set of cards, Follower of your blog
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  73. I follow you also on FB
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  74. Great cards Lisa! You really did do a great job designing these two stamp sets.

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  75. Super cute cards!! Congrats on the stamp sets!!
    reissfam10 at aol dot com

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  76. Ohhh, what cute cute cards! Congrats on designing the stamp sets!
    I am a new follower of your blog!
    Teresa
    happiqueen@aol.com

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  77. I'm already a follower
    reissfam10 at aol dot com

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  78. Your blinky is on my blog
    www.mosaddiction.blogspot.com
    reissfam10 at aol dot com

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  79. I'm your FB follower
    reissfam10 at aol dot com

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  80. Congrats on your new stamp designs!!!! They were a HUGE hit at the UStream tonight. I love your cards you have made...great display of the awesome images and fun sentiments.
    Already a follower
    :O)
    Jessica S

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  81. Already a FB fan, too
    strgazrblueyes22477@yahoo.com
    :O)

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  82. Blinkie...check!
    :O)
    Jessica S
    strgazrblueyes22477@yahoo
    jessicascraftshaque{blogspot}com

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  83. Woo Hoo Lisa! Congratulations! I love your designs and the little cards you made with them!

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  84. Wow, I am just crazy about your cute little cards and this sushi stamp set! I HAVE to get this one! I'm a new follower!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

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  85. I'm a new FB fan of yours! Left a comment on FB!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

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  86. Posted the hop on FB here: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=339239159468814&id=100003222327908

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  87. These cards could not be any cuter. You are soooooooo talented!

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  88. Cute cards!! I'm a follower of your blog!
    chewiescrappin@hotmail.com
    http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com/

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  89. I liked your FB
    chewiescrappin@hotmail.com
    http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com/

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  90. I shared the on my fb!
    chewiescrappin@hotmail.com
    http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com/

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  91. These are incredible!!!!!I love each and every one of them and must have these sets. Thanks for designing them.

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  92. Super cute!! I am a new follower.
    carriedan1 at live dot com

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  93. Hehehe... I love them all!! Soooooooo cute!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Ildi-The Craftin Mama
    www.thecraftinmama.blogspot.com
    ildij3@verizon.net

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  94. Those cards are so cute! Congrats on designing these awesome stamps! I'm already a follower : )

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com

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  95. I am a follower of your blog...Great looking cards, these stamps sets are great!

    Thanks, Janis aka ~JD~

    jdegouff@charter.net

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  96. These cards are just absolutely gorgeous!!! Love them, love your imagination and creativity, following, liked on FB and thanks for sharing!!!
    laurenscraft@optusnet.com.au

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  97. wonderful use of the sushi images!

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  98. I'm following via Networked blogs! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

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  99. I'm already a FB fan! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

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  100. Already a follower!! Love the designs and congrats on your work!! :-)

    Melissa
    Myscraphour.blogspot.com

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  101. These cards are GREAT! They are perfect! Denise

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  102. Oh Lisa what exciting news.. you did such an awesome job on your stamp sets.. i hope you get to do more... and i love your cards.. hugs

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments! They really make my day! :D