Friday, April 8, 2011

CSS Alumni Blog Hop - Inspiration Challenge

It's time for another CSS Alumni Blog Hop!  I am so happy to be able to participate this time!  If you arrived here from Brenda's blog, you are in the right place.  If not, you should start back at the StampTV forum so you don't miss a thing! 

This time we have an Inspiration Challenge - to create a card or project inspired by these yummy-looking cookies:

Here is my card:


I chose Premier #4 for my inspiration and focused on the colors (aqua and yellow) and the little yellow flowers.  I started with a card base of Pure Luxury Sweet Corn and layered with Ocean Mist.  I've been challenging myself to try to use some of my older sets - today I used one of the floral images from Gina's Comfort & Peace.  I inked the stamp with markers and stamped on Pure Luxury Layering Weight White.  I highlighted the image with Copic markers and Spica pens then added adhesive gems to the flower centers.  The patterned paper is from the October Afternoon Fly A Kite pad.  I stamped the sentiment from Gina's Inside and Out onto Layering Weight White and created a banner.  I added a crocheted flower from my stash and a few more gems to finish it.

Next, you'll want to hop on over to Carolina's blog where she has something awesome to share with you!

Be sure to leave a comment on every blog as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (April 12th), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that lucky commenter will get to choose a free stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!

Thanks for stopping by!
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208 comments:

  1. Carla, this is really, really pretty! I love the colors and the layout. That crocheted flower is the perfect touch!

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  2. Gorgeous, Carla. I like your focus on the colors and how pulled the details together so well. That crocheted rose is the perfect touch here.

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  3. I don't have this set but have always loved this image, gorgeous Carla!!

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  4. Carla- what a gorgeous card and a beautiful representation of the cookie you chose!

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  5. Gorgeous, Carla! This dp is so perfect for CASEing that cookie! Love it!

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  6. Beautiful card Carla! I love those colors together and your little crochet flower is so pretty.

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  7. Gorgeous card Carla! Great job with the cookie you chose for inspiration - the colors and all the little yellow flowers are perfect!

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  8. love how you have placed the elements on your card and especially the crochet flower!

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  9. One of my favorite color combos! Beautiful card!

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  10. LOVE LOVE this card. It is truly a work of art and the crochet flower and bling make it so pleasing and beautiful. Thank You for this beauty!!!! God Bless

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  11. I was wondering if you would post the directions for the crochet flower on your blog some time soon. I would love to make some!!!!!

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  12. Beautiful card and great idea to add that little crocheted flower.

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  13. Carla, your cards are always so beautiful!!I love the layout and your colors.
    crafty teacher

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  14. Carla, this is beautiful! I love the layout and the fun color combo. And the bling is a perfect touch.

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  15. I love the crochet flower! So pretty!

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  16. Oh how nice. I love all the jewels and the crocheted flower embellishment.

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  17. BEAUTIFUL! Love the crocheted flower plus bling!

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  18. I like the offset background in this card and the bright cheerfulness of it.
    Hugs
    Judy Clarke

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  19. It's perfect! Makes me think they chose your card to design the cookie. Beautiful card and great inspiration. :)

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  20. Love how it just all pulls together, the business of the background papers and then the focus on the single flower stem. Very nice.

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  21. So cheery. Very pretty
    Stampartmary@yahoo.com

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  22. Like your colors, the paper and the flower image. the crocheted flower just add so much.

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  23. Such a pretty card,the printed papers are beautiful

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  24. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    Lainee

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  25. Pretty card! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

    scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

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  26. Oh What A Lovely card. I love those colors together and the little crochet flower is so sweet and the prefect touch.
    Blessings Bernie

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  27. Fantastic card. Once again you amaze us!

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  28. Lovely card!!

    Gail M.

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  29. Love the contrast of embellishments and textures. This is a versatile card for many different occasions.

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  30. Love the crochet flower. Great card.
    Lynette W.

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  31. Holy smokes, Carla, this is gorgeous!! Stinkin love the papers you chose, and that flower...wow!

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  32. Carla, what a great interpretation from the cookie to the card! MMM, seeing these cookies over and over is making me hungry, ha, ha!

    Lisa

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  33. Very pretty . Love the crocheted flower.

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  34. I wish I could make a card with so much detail and have it look that pretty.

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  35. Very pretty card and wonderful take from the inspiring cookie. I love the addition of the crocheted flower and how you matted the main focal flower on white and turquoise, very eye popping!

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  36. What a lovely card. You always have such beautiful design and technique!

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  37. Love it! all ties together so beautifully :)

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  38. What a neat card! I love the crotched flower and when it is paired with the gem center- it is dazzling!

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  39. Beautiful card. The colors and your matching crocheted flower is just the perfect finishing touch.

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  40. I like the use of two squares together. ill have to remember that

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  41. Beautiful card. I wished i could pick color combos like this. But that is what scraplifing is for LOL. Thanks for sharing.

    kim
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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  42. Absolutely beautiful...love the card and the crocheted flower.

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  43. Love your card design and colors.

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  44. This is so stunning with those colors, love it!

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  45. I love these colors together. They really compliment each other. Very pretty card.

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  46. Carla what a lovely card. You rock!!

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  47. Wonderful summer card. Love the colors

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  48. Love, love, love your card and your choice of DP.

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  49. Sooooooooooo pretty great work

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  50. I have this set and love it--I like the colors you used.

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  51. Love the colors. Beautiful card!

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  52. Beautiful Card!! Love the colors and the rhinestones~

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  53. The additional elements really make the card stand out...

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  54. such a springy colored card!!! love it!

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  55. These is by far my favorite combination!!

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  56. WOW!! What a gorgeous card! The colors are amazing! I love the crisp clean image, and the bling really pops! I love it!!! Great job!

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  57. Wow .... Love your card

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  58. So vibrant! I love the little flower stamps. All the background paper, wow, makes the card pop. Everything about the card, it's just a beautiful card!

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  59. I really like your color combo. I think you did a great adaptation to the original.

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  60. very pretty, love the colors you used.

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  61. Beautiful card. I just love all the bling!

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  62. So pretty! Love your choice of colors and stamps.

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  63. gorgeous colours, and I love the angled layering on your card

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  64. beautiful representation of the cookie. Love the extra crocheted flower. Nice touch.

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  65. I absoultely LOVE this! The colors are so complimentary and I love the flower too!

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  66. Carla,
    Great design love that image it's always one of my go to images.

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  67. Beautiful - love the color combinations

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  68. Really pretty card! The colors are so soft.....

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  69. Your color choice is great- love it. Suzyq

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  70. Beautiful card! Those aqua dots just popped the whole thing. I never thought of that color combination.

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  71. Love the crochet and bling on your card, great design.

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  72. Gorgeous card, Carla--as always!

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  73. Beautiful! Love the colors and how you put it all together.

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  74. Very pretty, love your paper choices, and the crocheted flower is an excellent addition.

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  75. I love your card. I see I'm going to have to crochet some flowers..love that addition to your card.

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  76. Love the sketch, the colours, the bling and the flower, in total: I LOVE IT ALL:)

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  77. This card is gorgeous. I love the colors and the layout with the offset of the pattern paper and the flower layout. Also love the crochet flower and the banner. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  78. Love the colors & all the layering.

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  79. Very pretty. I like the embellishing.

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  80. Beautiful! As soon as I complete the blog hop... I'm off to make a card using yellow and aqua! Thanks for sharing!

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  81. Carla, I like the color combination you chose. And the bling really dresses it all up!

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  82. The paper & ink colors are so bright & sunny. After a long winter it was just what I needed-thanks

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  83. Love the card layout Carla. Love the off-set layered squares. Adds a lot of interest. Beautifully done.
    Marcie

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  84. Lovely card and also love the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing.

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  85. Really pretty card! I love the colorcombination!

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  86. Great Card! Love the colors!

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  87. Very pretty card. Love the colors you chose.

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  88. So perfect for spring. I love your crochet flower too!

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  89. Love your paper choice and stamp with bit of bling.

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  90. What a beautiful card! Very soft and pretty.

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  91. Like the way you have offset the back cs and love the simplicity and colours of yur card

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  92. I love the design of your beautiful card.
    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Joan
    MN
    gjgarlough@aol.com

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  93. Very pretty! A perfect cheerful card for Spring. :D

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  94. love the color combo...subtle...

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  95. Breath taking. I actually said "Oh my" when I opened your page...beautiful!

    Joyce

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  96. Gorgeous card! Love the colors..may just CASE this because I have this stamp set and haven't used it in eons!

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  97. Love your pretty card with the crochet flower, bling and lovely color combination !!!

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  98. What a beautiful card. I love the crocheted accent and wish I could crochet like that!

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  99. You found the perfect patterned paper!!

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  100. Wow! You sure came as close to the inspiration cookie as you possibly could have! Beautiful!

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  101. The crochet flowers adds the perfect touch.

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  102. The color combination is really cool, and I like that off-set panel behind your focal.

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  103. nice and bright and cheerful!! :)

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  104. you did a great job making it look like the cookie, love the diagonals and your paper was perfect for this

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  105. A beautiful card. Love the layout and flower

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  106. Love the card and the colors are awesome. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  107. Very cute card, love the colors! One of my favorites!!

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  108. Carla, this card is the DADDY!! It is so adorable with those sweet yellow flowers...great coloring and I dearly love that crocheted flower!

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  109. great card, so eye catching
    missy summers

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  110. Love the card and the little extras you added.

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  111. Really like how you layered the card and the angles. Colors work great together.

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  112. Love the color scheme! The bling and crochet flower adds just the right touch!!

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  113. Beautiful! Love the yellow and blue together and that dp is one of my favs! Gorgeous crocheted flower -- it's a perfect embellishment.

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  114. Diana E (Stamp TV)April 9, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    I love the way you got the 'look' of the cookie without making the card too plain.

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  115. Beautiful card; looks like spring to me!!

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  116. Awsome card!!!! Love all the flowers and I love the blue and yellow too.!!!

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  117. So beautiful! Love the delicate looking flowers in the focal image!

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  118. I love the paper and the image you used. The crocheted flower is gorgeous.

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  119. Lovely, Carla! The Spring colors and design are fabulous.

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  120. Love your card, the flowers and the color combo are gorgeous!

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  121. You really were inspired. A fabulous card... tfs!

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  122. Great job using the preview. Love the card.

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  123. Utterly delightful! Perfect dp for the stamp you chose.

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  124. Beautifull colour choice. Cute crocheted flower.

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  125. I love this card. beautiful colors. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  126. Love your Card Carla...so beautiful!

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  127. Beautiful card, a great representation of your chosen cookie and the crocheted flower just sets it off.

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  128. This is breath-taking Carla! I LOVE those colors together and can't believe how perfectly you matched those rhinestones with that paper, SP pretty! That crocheted flower is the perfect touch. Well done!!

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  129. What a pretty perfect card! Love it VERY much!
    Kim Marie

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  130. I did not know I liked those colors so much! Beautiful card!

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  131. Carla this is so soft and beautiful! Wonderful take on the inspiration cookie.

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  132. Beautiful card, love the color scheme

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  133. Great card!
    Love this stamp... Think I will dig mine out tomorrow to play with. :)

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  134. Great match And I love the Layering you did!

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  135. Carla, very pretty, love the PP you chose, just the right amount of yellow, and your design is so pretty, Wonderful card!! Love it.
    Donna Przy....

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  136. Beautiful card. Yellow is such a cheerful color and this card just eminates the cheerfulness of it.

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  137. How pretty! Love the blue and yellow - so soft and spring-like.
    Emily P.

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  138. I love the color combo of the card and the little crochet flower is a great touch.

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  139. Beautiful card! Love the crocheted flower!

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  140. Gorgeous I love the crocheted flower
    http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

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  141. Those turquoise gems really, really make this card sparkle! Love your color choices! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  142. Your choice of card design is different and very attractive. Love the coordinating tiny patterns and the use of two complementary colours.

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  143. Very pretty card. The flower looks great.

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  144. very pretty and so spring-like. great touch adding that sunny yellow crocheted flower

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  145. Caral love the colors and I to love some of my older set, they bring back the excitment the day I got them.

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  146. Beautiful Card - inspiration for a card for my daughter's 20th birthday...thanks for posting

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  147. very nice card, liked the layout, and always like a little sparkle on my cards. Chris

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  148. Beautiful card. Love all the layering of different papers.

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  149. Beautiful card Carla...love the crocheted flower too!!! You really tied it all together so nicely. Love your creativity and attention to detail!

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  150. Beautiful card to get us in the Spring mood. Thanks.

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  151. I love the layout of your card, and the crochet flower adds such nice texture. Very, very nice! Love it!

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  152. I like that tilted layer on your card. It sure adds interest. Good job and thank you for sharing.

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  153. Love this card and the colors used and layout.

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  154. Love the colors. I really like the way you tilted the center matted layer. Really adds some nice dimension. Beautiful!

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  155. BEAUTIFUL card!! thank you sharing.
    kaybea2@hughes.net

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  156. What a beautiful card - love the colors you used!

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  157. Lovely...I get so many ideas for color choices from these inspirational hops...Ronda Morhaime @r_morhaime@hotmail.com

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  158. Beautiful card. Love the image and the colors.

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  159. Great colors, stamps and details--a winning combination!

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  160. Love the lay out and the colors. Great inspiration

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  161. Nicely done. I like the way one of the mats is off center.

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  162. This is such a pretty card,the printed papers are beautiful. tks for sharing!

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  163. ...a spark of brilliance using the crocheted flower to add accent.. its stunning..
    mitz_zee@yahoodotcom ( a lil glitz never hurt anyone ) lol

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  164. That is a bright cheery card my friend I love floweer and Dsp!

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  165. The yellow and aqua are so soft together. Then your aqua bling, just sets it off. TFS

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  166. Nice detail to this card.. very unique layering. It is amazing to see the different styles cards you can get from a cookie :)

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  167. Very pretty! I love the layout you used and those flowers are beautiful.

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  168. I love the colors, but really like the design/
    layout of the card.

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  169. Love the springy daisie flowers and the white dots add a crispness to the background.

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  170. Your card is so pretty. I love all the layering you did and the colors you used. Great job!

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  171. Love the colors in your card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  172. this is a very beautifull and well thought out card...... thankyou for sharing this.... I would like to adapt this card for my Mother's Day Idea.

    Alice Scriver

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  173. Very pretty. I especially like your choice and placement of your embellishments. They really make it sparkle! Love it!

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  174. Love it so striking. wow.
    mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

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  175. Wow! difficult colors, but you create something really cute!! congratulations.

    Hughs from Mexico City
    http://artescrapbydiana.blogspot.com

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  176. Wonderful interpretation of picture 4. I love the aqua bling and the yellow crocheted flower!

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  177. Oh wow! This is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  178. This is really pretty card

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  179. Love the blog hops - you all are so inspiring! Your color scheme is very eye-pleasing & love your lay-out on this card! Thanks for sharing, Carla! Have a great day!

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  180. Ahhhh...what a sweet card in every way! Love the colors, the layout and the flower at the bottom near the sentiment is just the perfect touch!

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Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a comment! I really appreciate it! Carla