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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Prowling at the 1st Midnight Madness Blog Hop

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Welcome to Prowling at the 1st Midnight Madness Blog Hop. Here at Midnight Madness we are celebrating “you” our players with a fun and exciting blog hop. We have TWENTY FIVE exciting prizes to give away. As a matter of fact, here is the list of how we are giving away these prizes:

One Grand prize random drawing valued at $100
350th BRAND NEW Sketch Player SPECIAL Prize valued at $50
11 Cards from the Crypt (picked by our DT members from MMSC archives)
12 random Package winners drawn

You have until Tuesday, October 20, 2009 12 p.m. Midnight EST to leave your name in Mr. Linky at Priscilla’s Midnight Madness Blog to be eligible for the prizes. Prize winners will be notified at the end of the week.

If you would like to be entered in Prowling at the 1st Midnight Madness Blog Hop prizes and you DO NOT have a blog, you still can participate. You will have to follow the directions below……..

1. Leave a comment on the Midnight Madness Blog Hop comment section with your email address, first name and last name initial.
2. Link up to Mr. Linky with first name and last name initial and in the URL space enter this address http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/

In order to have a chance at winning any of the prizes, you must gather a secret phrase along the Blog Hop. Each Design Team Member will have a particular word or words listed on their blog and as long as you visit them in order, you will have the secret phrase at the end. If you are picked as a Prize winner you will be contacted by email and you must email back the secret phrase WITH IN 48 HOURS to claim your prize. If by any chance the 350th BRAND NEW player or any of the “Cards from the Crypt” winners are not claimed, then those prizes will be added to the random winners drawn. To start off, you must begin at Pricilla’s Midnight Madness Blog! If you have not started there, I suggest you go back and begin again . . . you don’t want to miss out on the Prizes! If you have arrived from Michelle's Blog then you are on the correct course. If you want a chance to win you will have to follow the instruction listed above. Thank you and have fun on the Hop.

Meet the Midnight Madness Design Team

We thought it would be fun to feature in this section of our blog hop something to help you get to know the design team members and for us to get to know you. We have all chosen some questions with answers we wanted to share with you, our valued challenge players, about ourselves. You are welcomed to leave a comment here at my blog and tell us something about you. So here are some interesting things about me!

18 months old

Where do you get most of your inspiration from? I am a very visual person and I just love to TOUCH - texture inspires me along with my My DH, who is a constant source of inspiration with his live for life and every detail - he is one of those people who 'feels the rain' - doesn't just 'get wet' and is teaching us all along the way!!

Is there a specific time of day when your best creations are made and is there a particular food/drink item you just have to have with you? I usually get my card organised during the day, maybe having a little 'hands on' time, but most of my work is done in the evening and on into the small hours of the morning - time just gets away on me!  I am helped along by a DIET COKE or two....

What tool could you not live without? Definitely my CHALKS and Blender Pens...followed closely by my Cuttlebug!

* If your house was on fire and you could run in and save ONE CRAFT ITEM, what would it be?  My Cuttlebug - it is known among my friends that when we get to Heaven, they will recognise me as I will be the one holding the Cuttlebug

* What money saving techniques do you have?  Now you have made me laugh!!!  If I did have one it would be 'don't leave the house! LOL!'
What would you love to find at a yard sale? Are you crazy!?!? LOL!  Stamps and more stamps!!

* What makes you laugh the hardest - well, apart from the thought of savings... my DH and children, they are so funny,  everyone that know us know that we always find the funny things in life.  Some of our friends can be heard laughing as they drive down the street after leaving our house!

* Would you be likely to survive alone in the wilderness?  With no-one to talk too - I think NOT!!!

* Would you rather meet your great great grandparenjts or your great, great grandchildren?  My great great grandchildren!!

Cards from the Crypt

For something a little fun to honor our Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Players we thought we would go back into the Crypt of archived challenges and pick some of our players cards to feature along our blog hop. Our Crypt pick winners will need to do the blog hop and collect a word from each of the blogs to collect the winning phrase and place their name in Mr. Linky at Priscilla's Midnight Madness Blog! We will email you when we verify that you have entered your name in Mr. Linky, you will need to email back the phrase in order to qualify for your prize. Even if your card has been chosen from the Crypt you are still eligible for the Grand Prize and Random Drawings. Below is my pick.....


I have chosen a card from MMSC #12 by pam124 from her SplitCoast Gallery.  I met Pam on SCS and have loved getting to know her as a friend and fellow crafter.  I have been inspired by her incredible gift with her cards and was so thrilled when Pam became a Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge player, her talent with cards is amazing and I am just so thrilled to be able to bring Pam's beautiful card here for you all to see!  Thank you Pam for being such an inspiring artist and sharing your creations on the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge  - we love to see them each week!  God bless you my friend!!


To help celebrate the Midnight Madness Blog Hop I have been busy creating a few fun items.  As we don't celebrate Halloween in Australia I have used the fall (or autumn as we say here) theme.  Don't you just love these Basic Grey DP's from the Indian Summer Range - the perfect colours for autumn!! 
I have made a set which includes a card, a Milk Carton Gift Box and a set of Notelets/Gift Tags.  They all match and would be a lovely gift for someone, complete with matching card!


I used a classic Stampin' Up set 'Lovely as a Tree' for the image on the card, stamping the image it four times and cutting each one at out different levels of leaves.  These were coloured with chalks and each layer adhered with dimensionals!


 A fiddly job but well worth the effort!!


 I added gold highlights on the branches.  The DP has been embossed for extra depth and dimension, all edges on the card has been sponged!

The Milk carton was made with a template and had the embossed BG DP added to the front


.  The embellishments for the Milk Carton and the mini cards are made with Stampin' Up punches with the gold Christmas ornament top added, after being flattened, with a brad!


So what do you think?!?  Thank you for playing in our weekly challenges and for all your support each week. We love showing off our creations to you and visiting your blogs each week to see what you have created We hope you are enjoying this special Blog Hop and that you are finding something new along the way. Thanks for joining us today!

96 comments:

  1. Great choice! And I love all of your fabulous creations...so lovely!

    Off to my next stop! : )

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  2. Very pretty Linda! I love how you did your tree. The colors are rich and beautiful. Truly wonderful eye candy!!! Great Job!

    Carol

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  3. What a gorgeous set Linda!!! LOVE the dp you used!! Love how you toled the tree! You do such beautiful work Linda! Loved the baby pic and the litte bit about you too! Hugs!

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  4. Your interview is too funny Linda!! I especially love your money saving technique. LOL! The only problem for me is there is still the internet at my disposal with anything my heart desires.

    I love your crypt choice. I love Pam and all her creations!!

    YOur card and milk carton are gorgeous!! I just love the dp, rich colors and all the textures. That tree is awesome.

    I would love to know where you got the template for the milk carton. I would love to make one of them.

    Great post Linda!!

    hugs and blessings my friend,
    Chris

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  5. This is a terrific and lovely project Linda.. I love the paper you chose.. I also really love that you chose Pam's card.. I heart her as much as you..Hugs to you.. Great job.

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  6. Love Pam's card...and your milk carton is lovely!!

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  7. Your projects are sooo pretty, Linda...I especially love how you layered the tree...sooo gorgeous!!!!

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  8. All of your projects are so lovely!! The colors are so warm, rich, and elegant. I love the way you layered the oak tree, that was so beautiful!

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  9. Beautiful cards!! LOVE the tree!

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  10. Linda, I loved reading your interview answers and it's great that we have been fortunate enough to get to see that fun side of you too! Lovely baby pickie...such a cutie patootie!! Your choice for the blog hop is just beautiful...love those rich deep colors, the milk carton, card and mini cards are just perfect...lovely for a gift for someone special! I have to tell you that tree is GORGEOUS!!!!
    So glad you were here to participate with the MM blog hop!
    Hugs,
    Charlotte
    XXX

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  11. Your tree card is absolutely beautiful! I love how you layered it. Looks so realistic.

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  12. Oh my goodness Linda your trio of fall themed creations is amazing...I especially love the layered tree. I have NEVER seen a tree look so beautiful...

    Abby:)

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  13. Wow Linda what a gorgeous gift set the colours are stunning.
    Trish (-:

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  14. Whoa-Ho-Ho-HO!!!! I have never seen such a gorgeous tree Linda!! I love the milk carton too, your colors are stunning! :)

    Your interview questions cracked me up! Especially the question about surviving ALONE in the forest! LOL! And I love your expression in your cute picture! You are a treasure and we are lucky to have you as a guest DT this month. Hugs! Michelle

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  15. fabby job, your projects are gorgeous
    Anne x

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  16. I love your creations. Great colours and details.
    Magda x

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  17. Your projects are so beautiful and I love the colors and papers you used.

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  18. Just gorgeous and thanks so much for doing all of this, it's a blast

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  19. Lovely Linda, your project for this blog hop is AWESOME!! I love it!! You are so creative. You ladies of the MMDesign Team have done a wonderful job of making this blog hop a roaring success!! I will be in heaven long before you, I will have my Cuttlebug with me, you are welcome to borrow it if you bring all the latest folders!!

    Phyllis BlogLess MMDesign Team Member

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  20. Your project is a srtunner! That tree is FAB-O! TFS

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  21. Gasp! Oh wow, the colors and the layering are stunning. Really beautiful I tell ya! Gonna have to try that stamping and cutting out thing.

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  22. what fabulous projects you made, I love what you did with the tree.
    x

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  23. Linda that tree is Beautiful! I too love to use my Chalks. Great projects!

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  24. Cute projects Linda, they're really colorful :)
    Hugs
    Hazel

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  25. Wow Linda... Love all of your projects. You are a master with that cuttlebug! I especially like the way that you layered and colored your tree image. Fantastic.
    Also what a great card choice from the crypt. Lovely flower with spot on embellishments!

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  26. Linda you did it again! You created a new favorite card for me lol I love your style and these cards are off the charts gorgeous! I love the rich golds and oranges/reds B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!!!!!! I love looking at all your new creations and lately you have just gone above and beyond =)

    Hugz
    Ashley

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  27. Beautiful projects! Love the colors and the embellishments! Thanks for the hop. Love all the inspiration!

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  28. Wow that tree looks really complicated to make! I'm inspired...

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  29. Great choice! Love all your beautiful projects!

    Mary

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  30. Love your use of the fence border punch!

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  31. Love how you did the fall tree, very pretty. Great colors. TFS!

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  32. love your creations, great job

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  33. Your projects are sooo pretty hugs Ewa

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  34. Your gift set is stunning! I LOVE the BG Indian Summer dsp!! The crypt card is also quite lovely! Thanks for always visiting my blog and leaving such thoughtful comments! They're much appreciated and always make me smile:)

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  35. LOVE this ensemble!! The way you popped up the layers of the tree is phenomenal!! LOVE THAT! :) gorgeous colors too! Thanks for sharing. ;)

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  36. Great projects -- I'm enjoying the hop!

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  37. Oh, Linda, thanks so much for picking my MM card to highlight for the blog hop. I'm still trying to figure out what to do, but I'll manage!! LOVE everything on your gallery and blog!! You're da best!!!

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  38. Linda, I love the texture on your tree. It's Sooo very neat! Off to Jeni now.
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  39. You are so funny--your cuttlebug, huh? Loved your projects--so beautiful!

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  40. Hi lovely Linda~~cool projects--I love BG paper also. Now you got me thinking b/c I thought I couldn't live w/o copics but I really would miss my CB too ;) Silly me--I need it all!! Thanks for sharing and God Bless
    Mary Lou

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  41. Stunning projects, so love what you have done with the tree, this was the first Stamp Set I bought and still love it. Pam's card is lovely too. Cute Baby! Take CareX:)

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  42. I love your beautiful set. You are so right! It would make a perfect gift set for someone. They look so elegant and intricately made. You do such wonderful work. I love coming to visit you.

    I am so grateful to have gained your friendship through the MMSC. You are a very sweet lady who is also very talented.

    Hugs,
    Carolyn

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  43. Incredibly elegant set - love how you have layered the tree.....

    blessings
    M

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  44. All your projects are so rich in colors, I adore the tree and the many color of the leaves, so vibrant and layered at that. Gift bag so cute, just perfect Linda. Thank you and enjoyed your questions/answers, what a funny and fun lady.

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  45. Terrific creations...love your tree!!

    Sandy x

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  46. Linda, I'm back and doing the blog hop. I meant to comment on your beautiful creations. That tree is to die for. This blog hop is lots of fun and I so appreciate you letting me know about it, telling me how to play and honoring me by highlighting my card. Thanks my friend!

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  47. I finished the blog hop and I'm back to leave a comment. I loved all your ladies work. I especially like the paper you chose and the milk carton container. It has been fun and thanks for sharing all your lovely projects.
    Mary

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  48. I love how you make everything pop, in 3d. Stunning projects!

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  49. I love how you created the tree! I have this stamp, I will have to try it out!

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  50. Pam's creation is a wonderful choice!! I love the autumn gift set you have created ... I'll be "borrowing" a few of those ideas.
    Something about me: I've been married 3 times ... and ... third time was definately the CHARM!!

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  51. Beautiful complimentary selection of projects, just love how you have made that tree. Adore your colour choice as well, so rich and scrummy.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  52. WOW Linda...you are so talented...I love your creations!!! And your baby pic....way cute!!!

    You couldn't live without your Cuttlebug...I couldn't live without my Cricuts (I have the E the baby bug and now the Gypsy and use them all!!!!)

    Hugs,
    Terry

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  53. Fantastic creations =) I love the colours!

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  54. Can't go into a craft or stamp store without spending a bundle either hunh! Well staying home doesn't work for me, Ijust buy online. Love your choice of Pam's card. Your projects are awesome, yes, I love that paper too. The tree is fabulous.

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  55. Love the dimension you achieved on your tree!! The colors just welcomes the Fall season!!

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  56. Me too--love the dimension on that tree!

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  57. Stunning stunning stunning!!!
    hugs
    Tracy
    xxx

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  58. Woah, that is some gorgeous layering right there girl!

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  59. What a brilliant tree - love the layers and colours.
    Beccy x

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  60. Absolutely gorgeous.........I love the beautiful layers on the tree!!!
    xx

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  61. Absolutely FABULOUS - Linda!!! So fun to get to know you a bit more!!! Hugs ~S~

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  62. Look at that sweet little Linda, aww how cute! You never lost your giggles and joyful heart!

    Your cards are lovely, as always. The tree is spectacular and the colors are perfectly Fall!

    What a fun hop!

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  63. Love your work! Defiantly worth it!

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  64. Your project is great! I love the colors.
    Judith

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  65. What gorgeous work you do...such gorgeous colors

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  66. Wow, that tree is amazing. Love your projects and the distressing.

    Ali x

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  67. Love the picture!! Love all your makes too. Love the idea for your tree too! We don't do this over here in England, just got back from USA and all the shops are FILLED with halloween goodies!!

    ((Lyn))

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  68. Hi Linda! Your project is so beautiful. The colors are so rich and yummy! The tree is just unreal! And weren't you soooo cute as a baby Lovely Linda?!?! Aaawww... :) Great Crypt pic as well! Very nice!

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  69. Wow, what rich detail on that gorgeous tree. Your projects are beautiful. And I don't think staying in the house would help me save very much money, with the power of the internet I can do almost all my shopping online and have it delivered to my door.

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  70. Great projects, Linda, thanks for sharing your talents with all of us!

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  71. What a creative way to stamp and embellish the tree.
    Christina

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  72. WOW Linda - your projects are absolutely GORGEOUS my friend and I just LOVED Pam's card - what a wonderful choice!!!!

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  73. Linda, words can not express how awsome your projects are for this hop..all I can say, is I can not wait for that tutorial :) You are so talented, it is SKEERY LOL . Thank you so much for putting up with the MM team this month so far and your a pleasure to be working with. We are diet coke buddies huh?? Thank you for helping make this blog hop a success.

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  74. Your set is just gorgeous. Adore that Lovely as a Tree set. Pam's card is just the perfect choice for your CRYPT card. She is a wonderful and talented cardmaker.

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  75. Love your project. And such a fun Blog hop. Gotta hop along

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  76. Lovely creations! I particularly love what you did with that tree-so pretty!

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  77. Lovely cards- love the tree with all of that dimension! TFS

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  78. Absolutely Fantastic! I love my Cuttlebug Embossing Folders too!!
    Thank you for the giveaways!

    Cassandra V.
    cvansyckle@gmail.com

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  79. Love your work! and I LOVE the picture of your puppy waving!! Thank you for teh op to hop on teh Midnight Candy Blog! Yummy! Just in time for HAlloween!

    Happy Creating to you!

    Rachael D
    aka
    Queen La Rubba

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  80. WoW! Awesome projects! Most of it I like the tree - the 3D technique You've used made unforgettable result

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  81. Wow, what gorgeous projects!! Love the colours you've used and the tree is just amazing!! Claire xx

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  82. Oh wowzer! What a very inspirational set of designs!! You're so brilliant and your colors and that tree image is just amazing!! Thanks for the inspirational projects! HUGS...hopping some more...

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  83. What a great set!! Wow, it's gorgeous!! The layered tree is fantastic!! Thanks for the inspiration and the fun post!!

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  84. You have shown me with these glorious projects that I NEED that paper, lol!! Beautiful display, and the paper peicing looks phenomenal!! Glad to see your work on the MMSC, you are a fantastic addition to the team!!
    Stephanne

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  85. Gorgeous autumn colors and dimension on those trees!

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  86. I love that tree. You do some beautiful work! I'm off on the hop.

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  87. Linda, what a beautiful way to use that tree from one of my favorite sets. It is gorgeous.

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  88. lol about the money saving tip!!! :) I would have said the same thing to that question!!!LOL Anyways love all the projects you made, they turned out beautiful!!!

    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  89. Love the depth on the tree. fantastic! :)
    ~Angela Harris

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  90. 95 comments...no wonder!!!! This is such a beautiful set.Just adore the paper tole on the tree.
    I have seen this in real life...how lucky am I !!! x Chriss

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