Thursday, August 13, 2009

Stamp Simply Challenge is 100!!!

Yep, this is Stamp Simply Challenge #100!!!! And to celebrate, we're having a birthday party, but YOU get the gifts!!! Here's what Sharon says:

August 14 - ssnotime100 - It's a Birthday Party! -- Yes, today is Stamp Simply's 100th Challenge, so that's good enough reason to celebrate for me!!! Thank you ALL for coming to read our challenges, check out our projects and play along with us over the last 100 weeks -- we've loved every minute of it!!! So, it only follows that today's challenge is to make a birthday card -- that's it -- how simple and how fun!!!

And going beyond the challenge, we at Stamp Simply ARE having a Birthday Party, and YOU are invited!!! Today many of the designers who have worked with us in the past in any capacity -- Retired Designer, Guest Designer, Party Participant, whatever -- have been invited to join in our celebration to bring some fun projects and ideas to YOU!!! We have a wide variety of things going on. Read the links below to find out what is happening at each blog, then I hope you can find some time to sit down with a nice cup of coffee or tea and start cruising to see what you can find -- have fun everyone -- and THANKS for coming!!!

So, I've got a birthday card for you and some blog candy to give away to one lucky person, so be sure to comment on this post to get a chance to win!

Here's my birthday card. I knew I wanted to make an elegant card for this special occasion, and as soon as I saw this vase at last Saturday's Inspiration Challenge at SCS I knew I wanted to use it as my inspiration piece. The stars all aligned and I had my card idea, LOL! Of course, I also immediately thought of these Flourishes' sets to use on this card--more well-aligned stars ;-) I'm using three Flourishes' sets: Vintage Wallpaper for the background, Thinking Of You for the focal image, and Sweet Violets for the sentiment. And I'm using Mercy's Tuesday Sketch #34 for my layout.

My card base is Very Vanilla with a layer of Tempting Turquoise. For the next element, I stamped the background image on Tempting Turquoise with Very Vanilla Craft ink and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder, then layered it with Tempting Turquoise and Very Vanilla. The ribbon is from My Favorite Things' Royalty Ribbon Bundle and the bow was tied with my Bow Easy. The focal image and sentiment were stamped with Tempting Turquoise Craft ink, heat embossed with clear detail embossing powder, matted with Tempting Turquoise and Very Vanilla, and popped up on 3M foam squares. Some flat backed pearls were the only other thing this card needed, I'm thinkin'.

Now here's what you've been waiting for ;-)
You may have heard about the free stamp set you could get at the PTI booth at CHA for a minimum purchase. Well, I was *lucky* enough to get TWO sets, LOL! So, I'm sharing one with some lucky winner. I'm also giving away a pack of PTI Raspberry Fizz card stock and a tote bag that was also only available at CHA. I managed to snag *three* of them so I'm sharing one of them, too. It was used that day to carry my loot, so it's a little wrinkled, but it's so cute! To be eligible, leave a comment on this post by 11:59pm EDT Sunday, August 16. I'll pick the winner using Random.org and announce the winner Monday, August 17 here on my blog. Be sure to check back to see if you're the winner. If you are, you'll need to contact me within 48 hours via my email (left column, under my picture). If I don't hear from you within 48 hours, I'll pick another random winner.

Now we'd like for you to play along with the challenge. If you do, be sure to leave a comment on Sharon's blog telling her where you uploaded. Please use the keyword ssnotime100 if you upload to a public forum. Check out the great designs from the Stamp Simply team and our guests for this celebration. They all have a little something special for you so you won't want to miss any of them! Have fun!
  1. Pat Adam - Christmas Gift Tags with BLOG CANDY

  2. AJ - 1 Card Done 3 Ways

  3. Janine - A Stress Free Summer Menu with BLOG CANDY

  4. Tammy - Birthday Reminder Book and BLOG CANDY

  5. Jennifer - Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY

  6. Julie - Card Set in Tote with Directions

  7. Deb- Tutorial on Dying Silk Ribbon Using Copics and Refills

  8. Jenny- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY

  9. Jerri - Birthday Card and Tutorial on Hand Embossing with Light Box

  10. Joan- Birthday Card and Etched Glass with BLOG CANDY

  11. LeAnne - Birthday Card with Glitter

  12. Barb- Birthday Cake 3-D Gift Item with BLOG CANDY

  13. Darlene - Birthday Card with Special Recipe

  14. Rose Ann- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY

  15. Leslie - Gift Tin of Soaps with Coordinating Card

  16. Heather - Birthday Card

  17. Sabrina- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY

  18. Sharon- Monogrammed Birthday Gift Set with BLOG CANDY


I'm so glad you stopped by today!

~Recipe~
Stamps:
Vintage Wallpaper, Thinking Of You, Sweet Violets (Flourishes)

Paper:
Very Vanilla, Tempting Turquoise (SU!)

Ink:
Very Vanilla and Tempting Turquoise Craft (SU!)

Accessories:
3M foam squares, flat back pearls, white and clear detail embossing powder (craft store); ribbon (MFT); Embossing Buddy, Ticket Corner punch (SU!); heat gun





106 comments:

  1. Barb, what a gorgeous and elegant Birthday card. I love those colors. A special card for a special occasion. Hugs, Sabrina

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  2. I love the simplicity of your card and the color choice.

    Swedie

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  3. Beautiful cards.. i love browsing your blog for inspiration. What a lovely blog candy set. TFS and thanks for a chance to win!

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  4. Wow, that card is beautiful. Reminds me of Wedgewood china. Thanks for the chance to win the PTI goodies.

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  5. Your card is elegant and beautiful - I love the colors you used. I'd love to win that floral fusion set from PTI and the other goodies. Thanks for the chance to win them!

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  6. This is a beautiful birthday card, your colors are wonderful. And thanks for a chance to win "candy".

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  7. Barbara, this is a very elegant and beautiful card. Love the bow, too, it is amazing what the bow easy makes, well, easy. thanks so much for sharing.

    carolyn s
    ceashark at aol dot com

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  8. This is one of my favorite sets, and I love the way you used it and those vibrant colors!
    Thanks for the chance of winning the stamp set too!

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  9. Beautiful, elegant card.
    Thanks for the chance for blog candy. Looks wonderful.

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  10. What a lovely card. Love the colors. It would definitely be used for some occasion with elegance. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy. Would love it to be housed in my stamp room. Please use the email address under my name.
    Shirley L.
    shirlee@surewest.net

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  11. TWO??? That's amazing! :D It looks like it's a beautiful set! I would love to have it!

    Your card is absolutely beautiful! I LOVE that color! :D

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  12. I love the colors on your card, it's gorgeous! I would also love the chance to win your great blog candy!
    Wendy K.
    My Scrapbooking Blog

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  13. The simplicity if using the two colors really makes this card elegant. Wonderful attention to detail and a great example of "Less is More". I love learning from you. Many Thanks

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  14. I have never seen turquoise looks so elegant! So glad I found your blog! Thanks for sharing the great inspiration and the fun blog candy!

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  15. The colors of your card creation are very warm and elegant! Happy Stamp
    Simply Challenge #100 to all of your creative ladies. Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous blog candy! All is appreciated.....
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  16. This is a precious card~~~I enjoy
    your blog and want to thank you
    for the inspiration. Thank you also
    for a chance to win this awesome
    blog candy!!

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  17. I agree with the others - elegant, beautiful card! Awesome candy, too. Wish I could have gone to CHA to get it myself, but winning it would make my day!

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  18. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Thanks for the chance at the blog candy, too!

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  19. Lovely card Barbara, i love how you reversed paper and ink color. You gave me a great new idea, thx! Conratulations on 100 Stamp Simply challenges! SS Rocks!

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  20. Barb, great color. The colors you chose are just perfect!

    Joan

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  21. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards with us. They are always so elegant, and I love your color combos. Your blog is in my short list of favorites that I have bookmarked.

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  22. Your birthday card is absolutely gorgeous, Barbara! I love the turquoise! Very elegant creation! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win the great blog candy!

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  23. Great birthday card and great candy. I love PTI stamps and merchandise. Thank you for letting me play. God bless! Peggy

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  24. Hi Barbara

    You've made a gorgeous card.

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  25. And an elegant creation it is!!! Beautifully done Barb ... love the blue & white and that ribbon is perfect!! Have a great weekend!!

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  26. Beautiful! I love everything on your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  27. Wow your cards is just stunning and so inspiring. I just love the layout and colors. Thanks for a chance at this fabulous celebration candy.

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  28. What a beautiful card you have made here! The colors "so" compliment each other! Thank you for the chance to win this candy!

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  29. I love the two colors. Simple but elegant. I am kicking myself for not going to Orlando. Sounds like it was a blast.

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  30. Very elegant card. Thanks for sharing your extras with us!

    Robbie

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  31. Your card is lovely! I love PTI and would love a chance to win this prize.

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  32. What a fun birthday celebration this is...I am getting to see so many new blogs with wonderful card designs. Loved your card and will come back to see more!

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  33. Barbara... so sweet of you to share your goodies with us!! What a fun hop this is!! Thanks soooo much!
    Denise

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  34. Just gorgeous Barbara...I really love the simplicity of just the aqua and white...monochromatic cards are some of my faves! This one is just sooo beautiful!

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  35. What a beautiful card. Wouldn't we all love to get it in the mail.

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  36. I love the effect of using just the 2 colours on your card...beautiful! Fabulous blog candy too...hope I win!!

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  37. I love this card! Total understated elegance. This would be perfect for so many occasions! I love the set and thank you so much for the chance to win!!

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  38. Beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway and the cards.

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  39. What a pretty card! I really love the background image. Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win this fab giveaway...I would love to get my hands on some PTI goodness!

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  40. Beautiful card!! I love that look with the ink matching the paper perfectly!! Thanks for sharing your goodies!

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  41. Love your card - it truly is elegant. I need to check out more of your blog.
    What an wonderful package you've put together for us. Thank you for the chance at winning it.

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  42. I love this card! I also think the CS, Raspberry Fizz, is great and would love to win all the candy you are so sweet to give away!

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  43. Wahoo! I love your card. The vanilla and turquoise (plus that yummy ribbon) are so elegant! I love PTI and would be happy to adopt your 'extras'!

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  44. OH My Gosh, your birthday card is just stunning! I love the combination of turquoise and that gorgeous vanilla ribbon!!

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  45. Very elegant card, I love it! THanks for the chance at all your extra CHA candy!

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  46. What a gorgeous card! I love visiting with you and I always walk away itching to create. Thanks for inspiring me and thanks also for the chance to win these wonderful PTI goodies!!

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  47. Love the turquoise and vanilla combo. Bright but elegant at the same time. Thanks so much for offering the fabulous candy. I'd love to have that PTI set and the bag.

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  48. Oh, I be honored to have your slightly wrinkled PTI CHA bag & that fabulous PTI Flower Fusion set & Rasp. Fizz paper - what a fabulous gift for someone who only dreamed of attending CHA!!! TFS a chance to share a little CHA goodness!!!

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  49. That is truly an elegant card! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  50. The birthday card is very pretty. I love the ribbon! Thanks for the chance to win some good stuff!

    Blessings,
    Anita
    aholden@va.metrocast.net

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  51. What a lovely card and also a fun celebration! You group of ladies are amazing!

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  52. OH PICK ME! PICK ME! PICK ME!!!!!

    I LOVE the loot but would REALLY like a Bar card.... HAHAHAH Sounds like Bar Code.... :)

    Hugs to you Barbara!

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  53. This is sooooo beautiful, Barb!! I love the monochromatic look too!!

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  54. Wow, your card is totally stunning! I love the colors and the gorgeous background you used. TFS!

    Cherie

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  55. Barbara,
    That card is to drool over! Thank you for the instructions. I thought the background paper was preprinted. Just beautiful.
    sharon L
    sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

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  56. Love the sharp contrast between the turquoise and the vanilla craft ink. And I would love to win the PTI bag, wrinkles and all.

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  57. Wow, I love the colors you chose for your card. Beautiful! Your blog candy is amazing too. I would love to win this set.

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  58. What a great card!! I love how simple it is. That set you are offering is just gorgeous I've seen it used on cards on several blogs, I would just scream if I won it. Can't wait for Monday to congratulate the lucky winner!!

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  59. Very pretty card! I have to say that I fell in love at CHA. Yep, I love Papertrey Ink! Can't get enough of their great stamps!

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  60. Barbara, I absolutely LOVE your card!!! The colors are wonderful and it's truly Stamped Simply with such an elegant flair -- Just love it!!!! And what GREAT Blog Candy -- you will surely make someone's day (don't count me, just here commenting)!!!

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  61. Thanks for the chance to win.Great card and great blog.
    Iris Soscia
    isoscia@aol.com

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  62. Love your cards ... so elegant. Thanks for sharing your CHA goodies!!

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  63. Soooooooo elegant! Love the colors you chose! Your bow is perfect! Thanks for an opportunity to win some goodies!

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  64. Love those colors and how beautifully the different stamp sets all compliment each other! The ribbon is perfect as well! I would love to win your blog candy, TFS!!

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  65. BEAUTIFUL card, love the colors!

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  66. This is so pretty Barbara, I think a single colour and white looks so classy and your layout just adds to the style.

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  67. Blog candy! Yum! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Ronda C.

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  68. Well, your card is certainly elegant and lovely. And thanks for offering blog candy!

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  69. What a beautiful and elegant card. This is wonderful blog candy!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  70. LOVE your birthday card!! I SOOOO need that yummy pink tote.

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  71. Lovely card and yes, the pearls are perfect! Thanks for the chance to win your generous prize!

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  72. Very beautiful card, and I love the colors.
    thanks
    Rita

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  73. What a beautiful birthday card!

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  74. Gorgeous card! Love the cream and turquoise combo, and the patterns are so beautiful!! Would love to win your blog candy - in fact, I'd probably wee on myself if I won. Is that too much information? LOL Thanks for the chance!!

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  75. This is such a fun birthday celebration and blog hop. Thanks for the chance to win your awesome candy.

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  76. A very elegant card. Love it! Hope I win your great blog candy.

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  77. Beautiful card. Thanks for the opportunity to win the blog candy.
    Sandra
    www.magnoliaandivy.blogspot.com
    email: magnoliaandivy@gmail.com

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  78. love this card, barb! great colors...so clean and simple! wonderfully done!

    thanks for playing along with my sketch again this week, and i hope to see you again next week!

    {{{hugs}}}
    mercy

    p.s. sweet candy, sistah! :)

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  79. Beautiful card... and it's so generous of you to offer such great blog candy. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  80. Love the color combo of your gorgeous card! And thanks for the chance to win the blog candy!

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  81. Your birthday card is just stunning and the color selection is outstanding. Thanks for sharing your talents with us. Another thank you for the wonderful blog candy offer as well. Dar

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  82. Oh my goodness, I love your card. I saw the link for the rose card, clicked on it, and about fell off my chair. It is simply gorgoeus. Thanks for sharing your talent AND your terrific blog candy!

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  83. Oooooooh, this is very pretty! Simple elegance, wonderful colors (love the way the vanilla and turquoise look together), and a great sketch! Fabulous candy, too. Thank you for sharing, and good luck to everyone!

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  84. Great work on the card! I love that colour. Keep up the fantastic work and thanks =)

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  85. I just found your website and I love it. I hope I win because I LOVE PTI.
    Thank you for sharing!

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  86. thank you for the chance to win such great blog candy.
    Erica
    munroegirls@yahoo.ca

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  87. Very pretty. Love the color combo. You are a lucky duck if you were at CHA. and a generous one at that. Thanks for sharing!

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  88. Beautiful card, Bar! That white ribbon is STUNNING against the turquoise on the card!

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  89. Love the colors of your card! And isn't it wonderful that Sharon has had 100 challenges? How lucky we are! Thanks for this chance to win, too.

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  90. Gorgeous card. I was lucky enough to go to CHA but not lucky enough to get the stamp. I should have bought more, but at the time I was freaking out on how much money I was spending and I stopped at like $60. Darn me... but I would so love to get this stamp so thank you for the chance!!

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  91. I posted a birthday card for this challenge on my blog and on SCS. Seeing a blog candy offer, well I can't refuse a chance to win those goodies. good luck to me.

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  92. Love your simple elegance . This set is one I wanted but was unable to attend SUmmer CHA.Thanks for the chance to win

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  93. Hi Barbara from Canberra Australia - I love your birthday cardt - gorgeous, as is that candy you are offering - Thank you for the opportunity to play...Happy birthday to Sharon! Thanks again! God bless you!

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  94. I love your blue/white card, so stylish and elegant.

    I'd love to win one of your prizes, I don't care if the bag is a little rumpled, LOL!!

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  95. This is one fun blog hop; getting a look at the fun, beautiful, and inspirational projects is great! Thanks for the opportunity to win some fabulous gifts; PTI is one of my favorite places to shop.

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  96. Beautifully done! Simple and so very striking!

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  97. What a pretty birthday cards. I had fun browsing your blog!

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  98. Love the colors on the card. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize!

    Charmaine

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  99. Beautiful card! I love the turquoise, embossing and that elegant ribbon. Thanks for sharing!

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  100. I love the rich look of the card and pattern. Thank you for sharing your good fortune of winning two sets at CHA.

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  101. Your card is gorgeous, and turquoise is my favorite color! Thanks for the chance to win a stamp set.

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  102. Oh I hope I am not too late!! It isn't midnight here, but it might be there! I love your vase card..and the color is gorgeous!

    Julie

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  103. What a beautiful card. Love the gorgeous design and color combo. Absolutely love PTI stampset too:)! Thanks for the chance to win.

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