August 1, 2009

an anni-VERVE-sary blog hop

Welcome to the first ever official Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop. Verve turns two today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! The party kicked off over on the Verve blog, so if you’ve just happened along, be sure to hop on over there to start from the beginning! And to make this party a real shindig, there’s a mystery jackpot hidden at one of the stops along the hop. One lucky commenter on that blog will win Verve’s entire August release! But of course, it wouldn’t be a mystery if you knew which blog, would it? So if you’re feeling the love, give a little shout out to the bloggers in the hop and you just might have a reason to jump for joy!


I have been wanting to use my new Blossom Nestabilities for a very long time and last week's Mojo sketch fits perfectly! More Cottage Wall paper was calling me, so I had to use that along with some scrumptious polka-dot ribbon. I stamped the stems from Verve's Miracles Blossom in Old Olive ink and the matching tulips in Rich Razzleberry. When I finished I realized there isn't a nice place for a sentiment, so I think I'll add this one to the grab and go catagory for any occasion. Can't have too many of those now, can you?


Thanks for stopping by! Now it’s time to hop on over to the fabulous Kathleen’s blog, for a little more Verve-y goodness.

Karen




recipe -
stamps: miracles blossom (verve stamps)

ink: old olive, rich razzleberry
paper: old olive, pale plum, whisper white cardstock, cottage wall dsp
accessories: latte designer buttons, 1/2" rich razzleberry polka-dot grosgrain ribbon, blossom nestabilities (spellbinders), white embroidery thread, stampin' dimensionals, mini glue dots

193 comments:

  1. This card is GORGEOUS Karen. It actually makes me want to buy everything that you've listed to make it.

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  2. I hate you (NOT) LOL
    This is just way cute...me want!!!!

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  3. I've seen alot of purple and green this morning. I LOVE those colors! Very pretty card!

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  4. What a great card Karen! I've got to remember to make more of those *Grab & Go* cards ;o)

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  5. Wow Karen, that looks amazing. Love all those flowers.

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  6. Oh, Karen...this is BEAUITFUL!! I LOVE this dp!

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  7. Fun use of nesties and great color combo!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  8. Very pretty. I am falling in love with that Razzleberry!

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  9. What a beautiful card. Love your colors and how you layered the nested shapes! Also love the popped floral!

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  10. KAREN!!! Oh my word...your flower center is just stunning!! Gorgeous card!

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  11. Love the layout! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. It so totally WOULD work for any occassion! (well okay maybe not a man-card)
    This is scrum-dilly-icious!
    All good wishes,
    Nancy

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  13. Soooo pretty!! I love all of that dsp mixed together!

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  14. WOW - what a beautiful card! I just love everything about it. Everything.

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  15. I love this, what a great design!

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  16. Love it Karen! The colors are amazing and the nesties are perfect for the design.

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  17. Your card is so pretty. I love this paper.
    Kate

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  18. Oh la la! I sooo love this. You are making me kinda like that new Razzleberry color -LOL! Great layout and out of the box blooms!! Hugs,

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  19. I LOVE this, the colors are great :)

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  20. Oh my, I might need those nesties! Fabulous job!

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  21. Karen, this is totally gorgeous! I love it!

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  22. Beautiful as always, Karen! Love how you popped up the flowers.

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  23. totally gorgeous....great choice of colors and dp...I used the same ones..hehehe *wink*....can't wait to see this weeks sketch!

    enjoy *~*

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  24. Beautiful colors, beautiful card!

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  25. Nice color combo. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Wow, really beautiful - love the bright colors!

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  27. WOW! This is fabulous! The colors are so vibrant!

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  28. So pretty, love the colors. And I agree, it's nice to have cards on hand where you can put your own sentiment inside when you need it. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Oh my Karen, this is stunning! That DP is so gorgeous! Those colors blend so well together. A real piece of eye candy!!!!

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  30. Hi Karen! I love the layering. It's beautiful, as always!

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  31. I love this color combination

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  32. Love the layering. Color combo fab. Marion

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  33. Gorgeous!! I love the color combo!

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  34. This card is simply fabulous!!

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  35. The razzleberry is delicious! It is always nice to have a general purpose card on hand. (reminder to self)

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  36. Such pretty colors! Great card!

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  37. Love this stamp set and the colors you have paired it with! Stunning!

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  38. Terrific Nestie layering. Love the Razzleberry!

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  39. How FABULOUS Karen! LOVE LOVE LOVE this my friend :)

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  40. Those colors just pop right off the page! Excellent card, and I love how you used the stamps.

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  41. This is beautiful!! What gorgeous colors!!

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  42. This card is gorgeous! The razzleberry and the green make an astonishing combination!

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  43. Love the colours and adore the card

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  44. Love this DP! Everyone is making me drool with it. Your card is great with all the blossom dies layered in the center.

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  45. I love the card. I really like the designer paper. Just beautiful!

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  46. Your card is super duper...I so love that Cottage Wall DSP. Makes me want to go upstairs and play right now. THanks for sharing.

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  47. Beautiful colors! And I love how you doubled the flowers and added dimension.

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  48. Oh this is gorgeous- I love that flower you created!

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  49. Wow, these colours together really pop...love it!

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  50. Wow, gorgeous! I really have to get the blossom nestabilities! :)

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  51. I love the colors you chose. Such a pretty card!

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  52. Those nesties worked fabulous! They have been on my wish list for awhile...and have just moved up a few places! Gorgeous card, my dear! Thanks for sharing!

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  53. Love the designer paper and sneak peek set from Verve!
    Kavi Coulson

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  54. Karen, simply stunning card.

    thanks much

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  55. Beautiful card as always Karen! Fab job!

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  56. Verve Stamps are fairly new to me and I love them. I'm always excited to see something new created with them.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  57. Love, love, love this, Karen. The colors are so beautiful!

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  58. The bold color choices are wonderful.

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  59. This card is so beautiful! Love all the layering!

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  60. This is beautiful Karen! I love how you added the flower to the center of the die cuts, great idea!

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  61. yup, I am officially hooked on the Razzleberry. And the cottage DP. Hubby is going to be mad at all of you :)

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  62. Gorgeous card - love the colors!

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  63. This is a beauty! Perfect for any occasion! Off to the next stop!

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  64. Awesome, love the color combo!!!

    Shelly :)
    Manitoba, Canada

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  65. Beautiful color scheme. Great job!

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  66. Very pretty--love the colors!

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  67. I love this. It's so bright and cheerful.

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  68. This is gorgeous- LOVE the layout and the colors :)

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  69. Gorgeous card. Beautiful color combo.

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  70. Oh, your colors are fabulous!!!!

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  71. Love your color choice and design!

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  72. you rocked this sketch and color combo!

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  73. Fabulous card! I love the colors and your image is perfect!

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  74. I love how you layered with the Blossom nestie. Beautiful work!

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  75. That blossom really enhances the great Verve stamps on your project!

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  76. WOW - love your layout! Great job - beautiful card.

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  77. I just love this! Great job!

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  78. Just beautiful....love the papers and blossom nesties...
    Louise

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  79. sooooo cute I love the colors and everything else..

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  80. Two of my favorite colors. This is a beautiful card!

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  81. Now I need the blossom nestabilities in addition to everything VERVE. Thanks for the inspiration

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  82. Gorgeous card. I just ordered the blossomm nestabilities. They make such pretty flowers. Love the colors of this paper.

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  83. I just love the new Rich Razzleberry In Color this year! Very Nice Card! :)
    Kim Smith

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  84. Lovely card, love all the layers of dp, they all work together so well!

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  85. This is just dreamy, Karen. Love the colors and the blossom Nesties. Thanks for playing along in the hop! :)

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  86. Beautiful! As the first poster said, I want everything to make it! =)

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  87. This is beautiful! I love the layers on the main image!

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  88. Love the colors you chose. This is truly a great card.

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  89. Very eyecatching because of the colors you chose.

    Happy Verve Day.

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  90. Holy Cow..... Your Comment box is about to EXPLODE!!!! Karen, This is GORGEOUS. I REALLY LOVE that DSP. As always you've made a STUNNING card.

    xx SJ

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  91. Love it! Thanks for sharing.
    Sylvia

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  92. Love those blossom Nesties and how your flowers went over the edge - very cool!

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  93. I am loving this very cute card - the color combo you chose is just beautiful! LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing!

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  94. Very pretty card. Love how you cut out the tulips.

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  95. Love the Nesties and dp...great card!

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  96. love, love, LOVE those colours together!

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  97. Great colors. I will have to remember this card.

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  98. this is beautiful. I love the colors!!

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  99. Gorgeous! Love how you used the blossoms die to frame the pretty stamped flowers!

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  100. Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous! I love the layered image panel, and how the flower spills over the edge! The dsp is just beautiful and so are the colors!

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  101. What an inspiration, looks like I 'need' to spend some money on new nestabilities!

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  102. Oh, I love these colors together. Your nestabilities flower matted focal point is wonderful. I'll definitely add that nestabilities set to my list. This card just makes me smile. Thanks.

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  103. how gorgeous! Love the blossom and that raspberry paper!

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  104. Nice job...I need to dig out my Blossom Nesties!

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  105. Beautiful! I love that stamp! Tulips are my favorite. I love the color combo.

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  106. Such a pretty card, Karen. I'm excited because I went to a card camp yesterday and used the Nestabilities for the very first time. Of couse, now they are on my list of "must have" items. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation!

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  107. Beautiful card! I need all the ingredients.

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  108. The blossom nestie was a perfect choice.

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  109. love your color choices! they all came together to make one great card!

    Lorene h

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  110. beautiful card.. love the color combination. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  111. Great card. Love the bright colors.
    Yvonne Soucy

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  112. Simply love it, especially the colors.

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  113. Superb card design!!! I am just
    amazed...thank you for sharing!!

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  114. Thanks for sharing. Love the design and colors.

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  115. I'm loving the stamp, and the layout, haven't yet used my blossom set but this is inspiring.

    Cazzy x

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  116. I love your card, the Cottage Wall paper is gorgeous!

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  117. What a beautiful card Karen!!! Love the color combo and the nested blossoms.

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  118. VERY pretty! Love how you used the nestabilities - a simple, yet very pretty, layout.

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  119. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  120. Awesome card! Love the colours!

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  121. your card just POPS!!! such beautiful colors!!

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  122. mmmmm what an adorable card. I love the layerd flower

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  123. You have used my new favorite color combo and papers and love the nesties blossom! Aweomse and beautiful card!

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  124. Lovely card! Love the color combo!

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  125. such a pretty card and color combo.

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  126. Love your use of the Nesties and such a fun color combo!

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  127. Great card! Love those tulips. Grat colors.

    Chris R. from Iowa

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  128. love the color combo, gorgeous card!

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  129. Beautiful card! Love the colors used. Thanks for sharing.

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  130. Love that color combo and what a FUN little bow with doodad attached!!!!!

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  131. I love the card and color combo. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

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  132. FAB! I love the colors and I love how you popped up the tulips!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  133. That rich raspberry is such a lovely contrast to the green. Love it. Happy vervesary!

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  134. I love my Cottage Wall paper and it looks so great with the Old Olive! Great combo and beautiful card Karen!

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  135. such pretty colors and a fun layout! great job :) thanks for sharing your talents!

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  136. pretty bling .. so shiney and so much to look at ... just lovely!

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  137. Great card, fabulous color combo!

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  138. Love the details on your card!!

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  139. Perfectly beautiful! The colors are fantastic, and the layout is very creative and fresh.

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  140. Beautiful, Karen! Love the colors! And the layered Nesties really set off that image. Wonderful work, as always!!

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  141. So pretty! Love the color combo!

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  142. Very cute!!! Love your color combo and your use of the mojo sketch!!

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  143. love the colors!!! great card

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  144. Pretty card - love the layers!

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  145. Oh this is so pretty! I love the colors.

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  146. I love how beautifully this came together. The layers, the papers everything is so perfect.

    Wishing you abundant blessings,
    tami

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  147. what a funky, fun card. i love the colors, patterns and especially the ribbon :)

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  148. Love the colours and sentiment!

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  149. Thanks so much. Love it. These blogs are so fun -- just found you and verve stamps. Thanks.

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