Monday, April 25, 2011

Gina K Release Inspiration Blog Hop: Day 2

Hi everyone!  Welcome to day 2 of the Gina K Designs Release Inspiration Blog hop!  Today we are spotlighting the sets, Follow Your Dreams illustrated by Theresa Momber, and Branching Out illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger.  Both are stunning sets and I just know you will love them!

First up is my card with Follow Your Dreams.  I went a bit shabby chic with my cards today.  It's funny, I really have to force myself to sponge my cards.  My sponging is so tiny compared to real shabby chic card makers!  I even busted out the sewing machine on this one. 
Next up is a card using Branching Out.  I love the versatility of this set.  I used this week's Stamp TV sketch challenge for this card.  Yeah, I just have a thing for circle cards!  
For even more samples of these new sets, you can visit each of the GKD Design Team blogs listed below, and make sure you leave a comment on each of the blogs because we're giving away some stamps!  Two lucky readers will each win two stamp sets of their choice along with a surprise embellishment pack including ribbons, buttons and more!

Gina will choose the winners from all of the blogs combined so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chances! The winners will be announced on Gina's blog tomorrow morning.  Good luck!
Thank you for stopping by!  I will leave you with some close up pictures.  Be sure to check out my blog candy post, AND come back tomorrow for Day Three of the Inspiration Hop!
 
Card Deets:
Stamps - Branching Out, Garden Silhouettes
Ink -Rose Coral, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Paper -PL White cardstock, Stella Rose "Hazel" 6x6 pad (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories -S4-124 Scallop Circles LG and S4-114 Standard Circles LG Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Hand Dyed seam binding (Etsy), Green Resin blossom flower (Maya Road), Pearls (KaiserCraft)
Tools - Spellbinders Grand Calibur die cutting machine
 

Stamps - Follow Your Dreams
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper - PL Cream cardstock, Wanted 6x6 pad (Cosmo Cricket)
Accessories - S4-306 Wonky Rectangles (Spellbinders), Hand Dyed seam binding (Etsy), Copic markers, Brown crocheted trim, paper rose
Tools - Spellbinders Grand Calibur die cutting machine


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172 comments:

  1. Very beautiful cards. Love the details on them.

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  2. Such lovely cards, Michelle!! Love the shaped card a lot ;)

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  3. Beautiful cards. I am so impressed by your round card. Just lovely.

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  4. Beautiful cards...love the use of the earthy colors.

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  5. Love the bows and flowers on both of your wonderful cards.

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  6. love,love,love the bows! beautiful cards.

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  7. These both so rock Michelle...you made me fall in love with that ribbon, lol!

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  8. Beautiful card. I especially like the bows.

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  9. These are gorgeous! Love that scene and the wonderful vintage papers.

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  10. Love your cards Michelle. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  11. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!! You have created such superb cards. They really have inspired me.

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  12. Very pretty! Love the second one especially!

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  13. awesome cards. thanks for sharing

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  14. love these Michelle! I'm learning how to use some of my embellishments by watching your creations!!

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  15. Love your cards, Michelle.

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  16. Michelle your cards are just fantastic, the colors and layouts perfect. And your ribbon treatments so wonderful!

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  17. gorgeous! looove that round card!

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  18. These are both beautiful!! I really love your ribbons!! Great color choices also!!

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  19. Michelle... I just LOVE these both!! AND the ribbon treatment on both is just awesome too!!! GREAT papers!

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  20. Beautiful cards, Michelle. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Michelle, your shabby cards are really beautiful. Loved your ribbon and use of colors for both your cards.

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  22. Really pretty cards.

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  23. love the round card. Your emblishments are perfectly balanced....

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  24. Lovely cards. I love the bows.

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  25. Love love love that vintage look.

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  26. Your cards are absolutely beautiful, I love the addition of the crinkled seam binding!

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  27. Great cards! Loving the ribbon and bows on each one! Fabulous sets and you can bet that I'll end up getting both of these.

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  28. Beautiful, Michelle! Love the little popped up dragonfly on the first card~

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  29. You are very creative!!

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  30. Nice card. I really want this set!

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  31. Awesome cards! I love the circle one - absolutely fab. Pat x

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  32. Amazing cards - love how you used ribbon. TFS!
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

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  33. The scallop circle card is beautiful!

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  34. Stunning cards, Michelle -- the Wanted paper is perfect for those cranes and your round card is so pretty and feminine!

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  35. How fun to see all the creativity. I am loving these two new stamp sets more and more as I see what the design team has done. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Absolutely stunning..both of them!! Really like these sets!

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  37. Both cards are Gorgeous, Michelle! The seam binding is fabulous.

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  38. I love your circle card! Both are beautiful beyond words, but am really impressed with the circle card. Thanks!!

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  39. These are just stunning Michelle!

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  40. Michelle, both cards look wonderful!
    Hugs and smiles

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  41. Beautiful cards. ty for sharing

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  42. Beautiful!!! I love the circle card!! The colors are perfect!!

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  43. you just have a lock on shabby elegance! These colors and papers are so gorgeous and thoughtfully done! I love how you trimmed the circle frame exactly and then used the patterned scallop underneath, those flowers and vines looks so delicate in the colors you picked, thanks for making me look so good today! :)

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  44. Lovely! It is nice to see something with those birds, love them.

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  45. Beautiful cards! thanks for sharing and the inspiration!

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  46. love the cards........great colors.

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  47. Love the bird card. Need to check out that set.

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  48. Beautiful cards!! Love the colors you used and that ribbon..oh my!!

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  49. Nice cards--I really like the bow and colors on your circle card.

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  50. Wow! I love your cards. Love them I say!

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  51. Beautiful cards. I love the antique look of them.

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  52. Michele, your cards are lovely, especially the last one, so pretty, dainty and just welcoming!!
    Love all the little details!!

    Donna Przy.....

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  53. Love, love, love your circle card...everything about it....colors, design!! It really blessed me. Thanks, Michelle.

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  54. Michelle, I love the teal that you used on both cards. That ribbon is to die for.

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  55. did not think I would like anything better than Hop #1 but I do! Love this design. You have the round thing down!

    I need new stamps to get my mojo going!

    Diane

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  56. Love your cards! The new sets are wonderful! Thanks!

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  57. Your cards are beautiful, Michelle!

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  58. I love them both! Those colors are my faves!

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  59. Love the cards...colors match so well!

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  60. Fabulous cards, love the seem binding you added!!
    Cindy

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  61. By far, this is my favorite Blog Hop to date. The cards you made are beautiful. Hope you don't mind if they are cased! Love both of these new sets!

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  62. Great cards..tfs

    http://auntiemargsblog.blogspot.com/

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  63. Gorgeous circle card!! Lovely work on both.

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  64. thanks for sharing your work, love how you used the new sets!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  65. Love the circle card - must get the stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

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  66. Just lovely! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  67. Stunning!!!!
    Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

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  68. Wow, love your shabby chic bird card. So pretty. And your circle card is so pretty. It is so interesting to see on these blog hops how different a stamp can look from one card maker to another. Thanks for sharing

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  69. Both cards are beautibul. Thank you

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

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  71. Wow, Michelle - these are fabulous! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  72. Michelle - I LOVE the shabby chic look of your cards. How fun. AND you're a fellow 49er fan? It doesn't get any better!

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  73. I LOVE CIRCLE CARDS!!! Your cards are so wonderful!! Thank you for sharing.

    Faith

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  74. Such unique cards. Love the vintage looks.

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  75. Wow! these birds make local homes to an amazing match of foul more inviting to stamp for scrap pages. These are most interesting.
    mt23stamperatyahoo
    Keep Looking UP!

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  76. Such pretty cards! Love the circle card in particular. Such soft colors.

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  77. Beautiful vintage cards! Love them :)

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  78. BEAUTIFUL!!! You got mad skills!!! I'm copying this one... LOL

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  79. Lovely Cards Thanks for sharing.

    kim
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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  80. Beautiful cards -- love your colour combinations

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  81. These are two wonderful cards - what terrific inspiration you have shared with all of us. I am loving these two new stamps sets.

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  82. Oooo just stunning!!! I love the subtle sponging....and the stitching is fabulous!

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  83. What a great use of the two Herons, they really call out to me. Shabby chic rocks.

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  84. I love the shabby chic of your cards, so much to love!

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  85. Gorgeous cards....they are both works of art!

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  86. Wow, Michelle, these cards are wonderful. I love the heron stamp. We have all kinds of herons here in Central Florida...and they look just like that stamped image! Only they aren't as nicely staged in real life.

    Wonderful cards, both of them! I like your version of "shabby chic!"

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

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  87. Both cards are so pretty - love the colors you used!

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  88. Beautiful, Michelle. I love some shabby chic! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  89. Beautiful! I love your eye for details.

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  90. These are Stunning! Love those fantastic papers.
    Blessings Bernie

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  91. A beautiful job with both cards. Thanks for sharing your great ideas.

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  92. Love the papers and stamps. Great job.
    God bless,
    PeggyS

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  93. Nice shabby chic--I really like the less shabby look. Good job. I love the circle card. Great! Kathie

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  94. Outstanding Michelle! Super cool with the stitching and keep on making those circle shaped cards. Awesome.

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  95. Both cards are beautiful. I really like the circular one.

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  96. Whoa whoa whoa! You pulled out ALL the stops on the myriad of little touches that you included. These are visually stunning masterpieces, in my opinion!!

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  97. Wow Michelle! Classic beauties, your cards are! You just keep looking and you keep seeing more and more!

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  98. These are both so soft and pretty Michelle. Love that scrunched up ribbon in both cards.

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  99. Beautiful artwork..amazingly talented.

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  100. I also enjoy making the "shaped" cards. Beautiful cards.
    Jean McGee

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  101. I love love love how your flower with the bows look! Too pretty...

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  102. Love them....was reading you mentioned sponging...what is that??? I only know of using a sponge when doing Faux finish...same idea just smaller sponges???
    Thanks
    Jackie
    jmpresearch@gmail.com

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  103. I love this hop. These two sets are so versatile. I love your shabby chic type style. Just wonderful

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  104. Love both of your cards...just beautiful.
    crafty teacher

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  105. These are gorgeous! You Wowed us all!

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  106. What beautiful, elegant cards!

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  107. Holy Toledo! I love these color combos. When I first saw the cranes, I though, "Cranes? Oh Yeah! The gorgeous Follow Your Dreams cranes. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  108. Great cards and I hope to win a set, please, please!

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  109. Terrific cards. Crazy about your circle card. Wonderful colors and ribbon.

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  110. I love the first card and I must recreate something similar.
    Joan

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  111. SO inspiring. Both are great sets.

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  112. Gorgeous job on both cards!!

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  113. Both cards are so awesome! Love the crane with big in front and silhouette in the bg very cool effect!

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  114. GREAT JOB. Love the silhouette. You did an awesome job on both cards...

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  115. Lovely cards, I'm loving the circle card, you always make the cutes ones! Thanks for sharing!

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  116. Beautiful cards! Nice job with your shabby chic! I really love the round card--Lovely!

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  117. I especially love the scallop card. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

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  118. Gorgeous! I love the vintage ribbon!

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  119. Your cards are lovely. Especially like the round card and your great bows.

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  120. Nice cards. I especially like the round scalloped card with the vintage look to it.

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  121. Both cards are beautiful Michelle! Love the way you embellish them :)

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  122. You have so much texture to your cards.Beautiful!!!

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  123. Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  124. Hi Michelle, you've shown me how easy it is to do a shabby chic card. These are the cards that I have the most trouble with, but your Crane card looks so simple but so elegant I will have to try it with what I have. Thank-you.

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  125. Michelle, every time I come to your blog, I'm reminded of how much you look like my sister in law. LOL I loved your cards, the paper and the stamping remind me of vintage wall paper. =D

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  126. Great cards.
    mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

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  127. nice asian look and then softly moving into the vintage.

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  128. Love the heron's. Beautiful.

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  129. Gorgeous creations Michelle! Love them both!

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  130. beautiful stuff Michelle!!

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  131. Gorgeous work! I really love the heron from Theresa's new set and you have showcased it beautifully!

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  132. Wow, after seeing that bird card, I totally want this set. It could be such a oool masculine set for me.

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  133. Love both of your beautiful cards. Very elegant.

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  134. Incredible work. Thanks for sharing.

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  135. Just beautiful Michelle. Really love the round shape card.
    http://createacardbyanne.blogspot.
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  136. So pretty! Love the card made with the grand caliber!

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  137. Beautiful cards - love the colors of the first one and the bows on both!!!

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  138. Wow, gorgeous creations! Love the colors & papers, too!

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