Thursday, February 16, 2012

MCT Hop

Hello! I hope you're enjoying the hop! You should have arrived from Nancy's blog, but if you didn't, head to Emma's blog to start at the beginning. For this first card I stamped the chicken wire from the new set called Spring Chicken Backgrounds. I added color with shabby shutters distress ink. I used the cute egg dies that come with the Hello Spring set. Onto that I stamped the flowers also from the Hello Spring set. I heat embossed the with clear embossing powder and used broken china distress ink to add color. 
I used my iRock tool to add the gems to the egg. The sentiment is from the Color Me Happy set from MyCreativeTime...........and onto my other card {that is one of my favorites ever!}

For this one I stamped the floral background from the Spring Chicken Backgrounds onto patterned paper {Yours Truly by Echo Park} and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I added color over that with pumice stone distress ink. This darkens the areas that do NOT have embossing powder and makes the colors underneath pop! You can see the effect better here...
See the clear embossing shine?! Looks really pretty in real life! I white heat embossed the sentiment from the new set called Hello Spring. Ok, that's it for me.......

***HUGE GIVEAWAY ALERT***
For our giveaway today, we are  giving ONE LUCKY winner a $100 Gift Certificate to "My Creative Time's" new online store!  All you have to do is leave a comment here along w/the rest of the design team's blogs AND also leave a way for me to contact you! Each designer will be picking a winner, then Emma will use random.org to pick the lucky winner out of those 18 names! So remember you  have "18" chances to win! All you have to do is leave a comment on all blogs in this hop for more chances to win! The deadline is Sunday, Feb 19th at midnight! EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK!:)


Next stop on the hop is ROSY 

in case you get lost





151 comments:

  1. O M GEEEEE!!! You are the "QUEEN" of your backgrounds my sweet friend! WOW!!! These are just AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!!!! AWESOME JOB Missy!!!;) Luv Ya!
    Big HUGE hugs,
    Emma;)

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  2. I love these backgrounds they are so beautiful!! antdoda@aol.com

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  3. Both of your cards are so pretty,Nikki! I love the effect on the second one! Awesome!!
    Cindy :)

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  4. Great job on both cards. They are gorgeous.

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  5. Love the cards! You always do a fabulous job!
    Glenda

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  7. OMG Nikki,GORGEOUS job with the background stamps!your cards are just BEAUTIFUL,I LOVE IT!:)

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  8. WOW i love both your cards, great effect on both!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08@hotmail.com

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  9. Nikki you work is always just so fab i love it all !!!!!! cynthiaorea90@gmail.com

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  10. Hi You did a great job .
    LindaB
    top2kop@hotmail.com

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  12. Wow, I love both the cards my friend. You did such a great job. I think I need the pink card, it's my favorite colors. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Kathy

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  13. Nicki I forgot to add my blog to my last comment. Sorry!
    Hugs,
    kathy
    http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/

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  14. WOW Nicki...you've done it again.....you are the bomb at craftin' your cards are so cute...love all the special touches you gave each one. TFS

    kazoo_and_klutz@comcast.net

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  15. Yuppers you are AMAZING lady! These two cards are absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! Hugs, Leanne

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  16. Nikki, great cards! janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  17. Beautiful cards!!! Love the embossing technique! And I love the colors too...perfect!!! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

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  18. so very pretty! TFS

    Darlene
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  19. WOW~~~ What awesome cards!! I so love each of those backgrounds!!!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  20. Easter is my favorite Holiday and your projects are just amazing
    Felisa
    fasloan at yahoo dot com

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  21. I love the resist embossing over the pattern paper - wow, what a great idea! It's beautiful.

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  22. The embossing is fabulous!!! Beautiful, elegant work!

    mgpm@comcast.net
    http://mgpmblog.blogspot.com/

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  23. The bling makes your card POP! I love it and would have never thought to do that! Thanks for a great idea!

    bdcampers@msn.com

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  24. Beautiful cards Nikki!

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  25. NIkki - these cards are just EGGSellent... Teehee. I love the colors and the technique you used for the cards. Great job. Love seeing your work and these are truely awesome. Thanks

    Terri
    terri_ski at yahoo dot com

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  26. Great projects, as always :)
    Kim C
    kcesafsky@charter.net

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  27. Nikki, your cards are gorgeous, love the colors and the way you did the background flowers.

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  28. What a fun release.

    craftmethis@gmail.com

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  29. Nikki ~ WOW! Your cards turned out just GORGEOUS! The first card I love those colors together! They just work so well together! I have to agree with the second card! Oh I LOVE the pink houndstooth and what you did with the floral background stamps! Just STUNNING! Thanks for the tip too! This might be one of my favorite cards o yours! Great job!

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  30. nikki, your cards are spectacular! I can't decide which I love more!

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  31. Love the cards, the bling on the egg is perfect and the butterfly is beautiful! TFS.

    Debbie B
    debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

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  32. Great embossing tip - I'm going to give it a try. I love the hound tooth butterfly - too cute. Thanks for the inspiration!
    http://designsbycathi.blogspot.com/

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  33. very cute
    marial302003@yahoo.com

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  34. Love both cards the backgrounds are super cute!!! TFS
    scrappinwithjc@gmail.com

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  35. What great cards! I love what you did with the background stamps! The possibilities are endless :)
    http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/
    lkgra@hotmail.com

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  36. These stamps are great. So many ways to use them.
    THanks for sharing,
    Michelle
    tanner9868@gmail.com

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  37. Both your cards are so pretty. Love how you used the background stamps!

    Debbie H.

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  38. Terrific cards that showcase that set! Beautiful work. Love that chicken wire stamp... ;)

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    vwizniuk at pris dot ca

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  39. Great cards, I love the background stamp
    debbieanng at yahoo dot com

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  40. pretty cards. LOVE the background stamps.

    conniemelancon@cox.net

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  41. beautiful cards!! Love the gems on the flowers on the egg.

    Niki
    billniki@gmail.com

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  42. Beautiful cards Nikki :)
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com

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  43. Nikki, these are great! I adore the butterfly card. Thanks :)

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  44. Beautiful cards. Everyone's projects are simply amazing!

    lori at true dungeon dot com

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  45. Beautiful cards - I love those butterflies.

    Cindy B~ cbudhai@yahoo.com

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  46. Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing.

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  47. What a beautiful pair! I agree with you Nikky, the best wishes cards is so adorable no wonder is one of your faves! , TFS
    Have a great day!
    Liz
    unikebyyes@yahoo.com

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  48. Your cards are beautiful! I am never disappointed when visiting the blogs! The ideas are endless!
    Have a Great day!
    Danielle
    dfb1008@centurytel.net

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  49. Beautiful card!! Love the background stamps!!

    Christina

    chrichri13 at yahoo dot com

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  50. they are beautiful, you inspire me with your work and I'm excited for Spring now! : )
    lindseyc@rcn.com

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  51. Your cards are beautiful!! The embossing is perfect. TFS

    CarolynG
    always_painting@yahoo.com

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  52. Very nice cards. I like how you used the background for your cards. Your cards are so inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Both of your cards are adorable!
    angeandjohn@yahoo.com

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  54. Both cards are so beautiful! You are a master of background stamps! I wish I could use backgrounds like you!

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  55. These are gorgeous, thanks for the inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

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  56. WOW, both are fabulous! Your embossing and inking is always a joy to look at! AMAZING! Hugs- Glora

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  57. These are both Super Gorgeous! I love!!!

    kristiann_77@yahoo.com

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  58. Oh my gosh, I love love love them both!!!! :) Beautious!!!

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  59. Did you receive my email Yesterday asking for tips with embossing? Your cards again look gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
    thejanner@xcelco.on.ca

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  60. Love your projects. I love the background stamps.

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  61. Amazing job. You always match the right colors together on your cards/projects.;0)

    bex:0)
    http://kawaiikrafts.blogspot.com/

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  62. What pretty cards! You are the queen at background stamping!!!

    hugs
    Cassandra

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  63. Beautiful cards. Love the gems on your egg card and the butterfly on the other. Those background stamps are fantastic.
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com

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  64. Beautiful cards! I love everything about them!

    megan.saxe@gmail.com

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  65. Lovely cards!

    missstamper (at) yahoo.com

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  66. Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing....

    Kat
    kat(dot)raymond(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. Both cards are awesome! I love how you did the second card, how clever!!
    bsl60 at embarqmail cot com

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  68. What a great Easter egg full of "bling" on that first card! Both cards are great and full of spring color and charm! Thanks, Gayle
    gpcramer@gmail.com

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  69. AWESOME projects! Loving these background stamps!

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  70. The colors are gorgeous on both cards! I am never disappointed when I come to your blog Nikki; you are one amazing talent!
    Lori
    got2crafting at gmail dot com

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  71. Wow...the paper under the clear embossing looks very cool...what a clever idea. This can be used with lots of other stamps. Great job on your cards.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  72. These are so pretty! TFS
    Miranda :)
    miranda at nanasscrapspot dot com
    www.nanasscrapspot.com

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  73. Love the best wishes card, beautiful

    www.sharoncalliscrafts.blogspot.com

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  74. These cards look terrific. Thanks for share!

    lopezjrivera@centennialpr.net

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  75. Clean and simple is my favorite style....and loving these background stamps!!!

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  76. Beautiful use of the background stamps. Love your cards.

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  77. Nice cards. I'd have a hard time picking my favorite.

    Michelle
    gjrmjw at msn dot com

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  78. Both of these are lovely cards.. love the simplicity of them and the colors you have used.. thanks for sharing.. kerrybaity@yahoo.com

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  79. You are AMAZING!! love all you create Miss Nikki!
    babi96 at aol dot com
    gina

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  80. Love both of your cards. Clean and simple and play up the stamps and dies perfectly. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  81. How nice. Nice sleek and clean cut. Nice work.

    Sew Sweet N Crafty

    You can contact me at:
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

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  82. Love both of your Cards! Loving this New Release. Thanks for Sharing! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

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  83. Nikki I just love ALL your cards! you amaze me lady!!

    Micia
    yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

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  84. Your cards are both so lovely! Your heat embossing techniques really stepped things and added that extra to the designs. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  85. Yours cards are very pretty. I love the pink and brown one.

    Jan
    bearycreativecrafts@gmail.com

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  86. I love the chicken wire stamp!! Gonna have fun with that one!

    Angel
    calebsmommy1031@gmail.com

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  87. Love the bling on the egg!! I keep forgetting I have the irock..Love both cards Nikki! Awesome job.

    hugs

    Nancy

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  88. Love the card
    Pat
    Plweir1969@yahoo.com

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  89. Like the card; the floral background is beautiful.

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  90. Super cute cards!! Love them!

    Julie L.
    jlearned at charter dot net

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  91. LOVE LOVE LOVE the chicken wire. Nice job.

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  92. Your cards are so pretty and elegant:)

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hug's!
    Monica L.

    monita23@ca.rr.com

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  93. Beautiful!!! I love your distress inks - my favorite color combo is that green and blue you do so often! LOVE!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  94. this is beautiful. love the use of the stamps and the embossing.

    tammi_amata@ameritech.net

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  95. These cards are so pretty. Great job.

    Tina
    aurathenttic@gmail.com

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  96. Both cards are fabulous! I like the inking on the first and how you did the floral background on the second.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  97. Cute cards, Love how you used the background stamp on the second card.

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  98. I love your cards! Great embossing.
    Kerry

    mommakcrafts@yahoo.ca

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  99. awesome! love the cards! the way you use colors and patterns is just amazing!!

    brwneyes46@gmail.com

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  100. your cards are beautiful!!! LOVE, love the pink one ... thanks for sharing the technique!!

    saetterman at aol dot com

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  101. Super cute cards as always, love the blinged out egg!

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  102. nikki you HAVE to start making video tutorials lol you make it sound sooo easy lol your work is AMAZING!!!!
    ♥ Cyndy
    arcy.scraps@gmail.com

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  103. Love your card ideas!
    Thanks Mary K
    ekerckhove@centurytel.net

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  104. Beautiful cards Nikki! Wow, I love the background stamps:) nice job!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
    jskoning at msn dot com

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  105. Great Cards! Ilove your 1st one the best. jeria22@yahoo.com

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  106. These are gorgeous! LOVE the little rhinestones you added to both cards!
    kladd98403 at aol dot com

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  107. Just beautiful!! Love the bling on the egg - that just really sets it off! msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  108. The cards a beautiful, the colors are great

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  109. your cards are so beautiful!Great job!:P

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  110. Love the cards. The paper on the butterfly card is beautiful! JenBrierley2 at gmail dot com

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  111. Very nice cards. Love the background on the 2nd card -- thanks for telling us how you did it. TFS!
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  112. fabulous job with the embossing! i must have those background stamps :)
    eva
    twinkles311@hotmail.com

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  113. Lovely card. Great giveaway.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com

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  114. love the cards

    rosiemini@gmail.com
    www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

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  115. I love your cards. They are awesome.

    thanks
    shannegan 16 @ att . net

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  116. Love you cards, so cute & simple.
    jenny dot naus at yahoo dot com

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  117. The egg sure is 'egg'stra special! Pretty butterfly too.

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  118. Love your spring projects! How adorable!
    Dinorah F.
    dir28@hotmail.com

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  119. Hi there, I found your blog while looking for scrap book creators and I thought you have lots of fun ideas.
    I have added your banner to my new blog and I am following, hope that you can come be a follower
    while I am building a folowing, Buzzin B Scrapbookers

    Have a great weekend, Brenda

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  120. Beautiful cards! The embossing on the pink one really caught my eye. What a great idea to distress over it. Looks great! Thanks for sharing.


    Danielle
    leeceratops@comcast.net

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  121. Nikki,
    Great job with your cards :)
    Thanks for sharing 
    Jessica
    jrparlier@gmail.com
    http://jessica-fortheloveofcrafting.blogspot.com/

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  122. Beautiful
    Tracy-JGsPumpkin@peoplepc.com

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  123. gorgeous cards, you did a great job TFS

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  124. Love, love, love these cards. What a beautiful job!

    cbarwick@comcast.net
    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  125. Love your stamping techniques yet again Nikki girl. These are just the cutest. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  126. Awesome creations! Thanks for sharing!

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  127. These are Gorgeous!!! Love the second card too!! Really cool effect!!

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  128. Great cards. Love the embossing technique you used. Ingenious idea. I love this new stamp set by Emma.

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  129. Hi Nikki!
    Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing :)

    Suzanne
    suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

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  130. Super cute stamp sets...it's so hard to choose! I love your stamping techniques with the floral backgrounds. Great cards to show them off too...TFS
    Beth Anne in PA
    woody42997ataoldotcom

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  131. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Contact me at kimmiluxich@live.com

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  132. Beautiful cards Nikki!

    Gabriela

    gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

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  133. I love both your cards, but the floral one's description makes me think it took a lot of work!
    Wonderful job.
    kidshomelove at yahoo dot com

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  134. Love your cards!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  135. These are so pretty. I love the background on the butterfly card! ~Karen Sue

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  136. Great! I love you blog page
    Michelle
    michelleandrj@gmail.com

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  137. Oh I love what you did.
    I am going to have come back and check this out in more detail.
    Great inspiration
    Perderg{at}q{dot}com

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  138. Great colors! I just love, love, love the chicken wire stamp!

    Kathy
    http://notjustkrafts.blogspot.com/

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  139. Love your cards..my favorite. . . .the script with spring flowers.

    TFS

    esterperez73 at yahoo

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  140. Loved all your projects. . my fave. . .the script with the spring background. very nice


    esterperez73 at yahoo

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  141. Gorgeous cards. I love the scond with the embossing. It's amazing!

    Dawn
    DeeGeeScraps at gmail dot com

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  142. Both of your cards are beautiful!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com

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  143. Love how you used the background stamp. thanks for sharing.

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  144. Beautiful card. love all the embossing! Regina

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  145. Cute cards. TFS
    Evelyn
    evl14512@gmail.com

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  146. Both cards are really nice. (showdeb@yahoo.com)

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  147. You are a genius with these background stamps! Beautiful!
    Deb c
    dsc105@live.com

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  148. Hi Nikki,

    LOVE the blinged out eggs! They're great! :)

    Best,

    Katie A.
    http://kdpiedesign.blogspot.com

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