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Saturday, March 1, 2014

World Card Making Day Thank You Blog Hop

Hi there! I'm Laura Pryor. I'm so excited to be posting today! Today, all of the winners of the 2013 World Card Making Day Contest hosted by Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine are posting today as a way of saying thank you to Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking and the many fabulous sponsors who sent us such awesome loot, to celebrate our win, to have fun, of course, and even to share the wealth! More on that in a second!

If you've arrived here from the awesome Katie Gehring's Blog you are on the right track! If you'd like to start at the beginning of our hop head on over to the
Paper Crafts Connection Blog :)

I will NEVER forget the day I found out I was one of the winners of the World Card Making Day contest! All of a sudden my phone exploded with dings and bings one right after the other. I happened to be cleaning the cat box at my brother's house (don't ask) and happily stopped to find out what was going on. Every message and notification had notes of congratulations but I had no idea what for.  Someone had mentioned WCMD. Could it be? I of course ventured over to Paper Crafts Connection to see if maybe the email was mistaken. Surely it was another Laura and that's when I saw my name! I was so shocked and surprised and excited and I did a little happy dance in my rubber gloves holding the kitty scooper, LOL!!!

Each of us created a card in the category in which we won. My category was the Hello/Thinking of You Category - my FAVE reason to send a card!

My lil' company, Lil' Inker Designs, was one of this year's prize package sponsors so I OF COURSE had to make a project featuring goodies from our store using the Hello or Thinking of You theme.

Here is the card I made to share with you today...



Here I used the Spot On Stamp Set from Lil' Inker Designs and various other LID goodies such as our Stitched Mats Rectangles. The sentiment is one from Spot On's sister set, Darling Diamonds, in keeping with my theme. It's also the same sentiment I used on my winning entry card! 

I also used some goodies from my awesome, generous and stellar prize package! Three of four inks above were given by Hero Arts. They are seriously AWESOME! I LOVE this ink! They WAY they stamp and how gorgeous the colors are! And if you look closely you'll see the sparkly embellishments which were from a papers and embellishments kit from Close to My Heart. I LOVE THEM! No only do they have sparkle but the dots have texture as well and that's just fun.

This card was super duper easy to make. I stamped the patterned spots onto scrap paper and punched them out with a 1 inch circle punch and just arranged them on my Stitched Mat layer adding smaller little punches and my glittery embellishments and stamped my sentiment. DONE!

If you would like to win your very own Spot On Stamp Set and coordinating Connected Circles Die which were the goodies included in the WCMD Prize Package from Lil' Inker Designs please leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite card making occasion is and I will pick a winner at random to receive this prize. I'll leave commenting open through Monday, March 3rd.

Thanks again for stopping by! Head on over to visit Lorraine Marasigan who is next up on our hop today!
THANK YOU TO Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine for being just plain awesome, for picking my card and featuring it in my favorite magazine! And thank you so much to all the amazing sponsors of the World Card Making Day Contest. It's a dream come true to receive such an awesome box of goodies in the mail! I might have spread it out all over the floor and rolled around in it and by might have, I mean I totally did! :)


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111 comments:

  1. ooooh, ahhhhh, the subdued colors are so gorgeous - I love the card, no wonder you won. And I never realized how much I like circles until this hop! Congrats on your win!!!

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  2. Beautiful card, love how those circles are arranged! My favorite cardmaking occasion is new baby : I try to make a card for each new baby amongst my friends, and at my age, it is quite frequent!

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  3. Huge congratulations on your win. Love this card. This is one set and die I don't own. Would totally love to win. ;) My fave occasion is Christmas!

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  4. Congrats on your win!!!!!! Love your card today and the soft colors.
    Hand down I love making Christmas Cards!

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  5. I like making birthday cards. I can individualize them to the recipient - picking out a hobby or interest that I can spotlight in the card. Christmas cards would be my second fave but they are usually mass-produced so I can't put as much special love into those. Your card is so pretty. The soft colors are great. thanks for the chance to win an exciting prize.

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  6. Laura, this is gorgeous! Love those circles.

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  7. I love making birthday cards,

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  8. I mostly do birthday and Christmas cards. Congrats on your winning, would love to see picture of the goodies you received from the winning...just out of curiosity..

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  9. Very pretty, love how soft the colors are in this card

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  10. So soft and pretty! Lovely card!

    My fave cardmaking occasion is.....no occasion at all! I love making cards that don't need to be constrained by having to use specific stamps or products to reflect a certain holiday or event.

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  11. Wow! Gorgeous card Laura. I just love how you have arranged all the circles down one side. Fab circle stamps by the way. My favorite occasion to make cards for is to say Thankyou. Theresa x

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  12. Right now Im really into making Mother's Day cards. I guess the mama in me loves making the kind of card I would like to receive!

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  13. Oh Laura! Your writing style always has me in stitches. I can so relate ;-), well except for the creativity. It was no surprise to me you won. I'm jealous of all those goodies. Thanks for the chance to win some of my own. Barbara x

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  14. I looove this. so soft and pretty. I'll say it again...I loooove those stitched circles and so happy I just ordered the stitched rectangles!

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  15. Congrats!
    Love your post...from the dings and bings to the cat box...chuckling and smiling here.

    Your card is AWESOME. The colors are super delish and I'm in LOVE with the Spot on set....favorite occasion? I'm a hello kind of girl...

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  16. Enjoyed reading your post today--it literally made me laugh out loud! Your card is awesome--do I see a trend here? Lots of circles today :) Congrats on being one of the winners! I enjoy making Thinking of You cards best!

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  17. love the subtle colors and all the circles combined. Such a fun card.

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  18. I love your card Laura! Congrats on your win. I love making birthday cards, do them as I need them.

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  19. WOW!!! I love the colors!!! Just a gorgeous card!!!

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  20. Love the soft colors on your card. I really enjoy sending birthday cards. Who doesn't like to receive a card on their birthday! And I feel so good when they tell me they saved it; it always makes the effort worth it.

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  21. Love your card, Laura! I think this is a perfect way to say "Thinking of You"
    Congrats :)

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  22. Love the soft colors on your card. My favorite type of card to make is Birthday cards.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  23. Love your card! My favorite type of card is a birthday card ... TFS. And thanks for the chance to win :)

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  24. Great card, love the soft colors! My favorite occasion for cardmaking is birthdays. Customizing a card for the birthday person is a lot of fun. ;-)

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  25. Great card. My favorite type of card to make is birthday and Christmas.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot ocm

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  26. I love making Christmas cards!

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  27. Congrats to you and your company. It has been fun seeing what all the winners have been doing with your product. My favorite card is the "thinking of you" that I make for the home bound seniors from my church.

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  28. Love your card. The colors are wonderful. I love making all types of cards, but I make more Christmas and birthday cards than any other kind. I guess Christmas is my favorite type to create.

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  29. Congrats on your
    winning! Your card
    is fabulous. Love
    the color circles.
    Carla from Utah

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  30. Sorry, forgot to mention
    that I love making cards
    for the holidays and
    mostly birthdays.
    Carla from Utah

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  31. very fun - I love circles.
    Sandra ltb

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  32. I like the colors and patterns on your card. My favorite card to make is Thinking of You.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  33. Hope you put the kitty litter away before rolling around in your prizes ;) Wow, we should have called this the circle hop, eh?

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  34. I really like your card - love the Lil Inker dies and stamps! My favorite card to make is an all occasion card - no specific sentiment until I know what I will use it for.

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  35. LOVE this! So pretty! :) And I just love your story about how you found out...too funny! ;)

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  36. Nice use of patterns and colors. I would have to say wedding cards are my favorite card to design.

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  37. Congrats again Laura! Love those colorful circles and that Hello is the best around! My favorite are Thank you cards, I have so much to be thankful for, and my second favorite are birthdays! Thanks for the chance

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  38. What an adorable story abt how you heard you won!! Loved reading it. This is a lovely card you made. Love the pastel colors.

    The occasion I most love to make cards for is Thanksgiving. I enjoy the deep rich colors of the autumn season and the chance to give thanks to the One who has blessed us so abundantly!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    Giveaway next week:
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  39. I love the simplicity of your card! All the little circles added to the large ones make it look like bubbles rising.

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  40. I enjoy making Birthday and Christmas cards the best. I love the colors on your card.

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  41. I hope I'm not double commenting! So sorry if I did!! Anyway, gorgeous card, love that sentiment and the color of the ink!!

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  42. Super cute card! Love the colors.

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  43. Gorgeous card, Laura! Love the soft colors and of course the fun LID products! My favorite type of cards to create are birthday.

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  44. I like to send cards "Just Because" - thinking of you, encouragement, etc. Great card, Laura, really love the colors you used and appreciate the chance to win.

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  46. Soooo... if I won that great stamp and die set would I turn into a super duper card maker like you? I hope so. Great job. I have two favorite card making occasions that I love to make cards for: Mother's Day and Thank You.

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  47. Laura! Congratulations! I am not a close follower of Paper Crafts Magazine (except Moxie Fab World) so did not know of your WELL-DESERVED win. I'm not surprised you were doing the happy dance with the kitty litter. My favorite kind of card to make is birthday, b/c I love to personalize them for the recipient and what better way than with one's crafty supplies. I already own the marvelous goodies you are giving away, so if you draw my name, draw again. But I am sending you a virtual hand-bump!

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  48. Love the colors and the circle theme

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  49. I like making "thinking of you" cards. They are good for so many occasions. Your card is so cute and I love the colors! Thanks for the fun giveaway! (clayandamy@sbcglobal.net)

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  50. Oh my gosh, your story about finding out of your win while cleaning your brothers cat box just made me laugh! LOVE your adorable care and my favorite kind of card to make is birthday cards! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  51. Your card is sublime! I love the Lil Inker products I won. Congratulations on your win.

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  52. Most all of my cards go to OWH so Thinking of You is probably what I make the most of, but Christmas cards are my favorite to make.

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  53. I love to send thinking of you cards. It just makes the recipient feel so special that you thought of them for no reason. I've enjoyed this blog hop. Thanks to all!

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  54. Such fun to read your post! Congratulations! And this blog hop has totally given me the need for that circle stamp set and dies! :)

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  56. Congratulations on your WCMD win. Beautiful card, I love the soft colours and the patterns in those spot on stamps are gorgeous.

    Sorry I forgot to say my favourite cards are those I make for no particular occasion - just to brighten someone's day

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  57. Adorable! Love the circles, the colors, the whole thing is adorable! I love making Hello and Thinking of You cards!

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  58. Congrats Laura and love the patterns on the circles...wonderful card.

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    1. BTW my fav. card making occasion is thank you cards.

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  59. Soft & pretty card. Birthdays are my favorite card-making occasion and Halloween is my favorite crafting time.

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  60. Pretty card--I love the colors and design! Congrats on your WCMD win!!

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  61. Congratulations on your win! I love to make birthday cards the most. :)

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  62. such a pretty card - nice color combination and not too fussy. I like to make birthday cards tailored to the recipient's taste.

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  63. You card is darling. I love that hello! I think my favorite kind of card would be birthday cards.

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  64. Congrats! Love the soft pastel colors and your writing style too!!

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  65. Love this pretty card and all the circles! My favorite kind of card to make are everyday ones to say hello!

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  66. I love your card and so many Lil' Inker Design items! I guess I feel the same way you do... It is fun to send "thinking of you" cards for no specific reason to surprise someone. For me, those are the best kinds of cards...

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  67. I have been making more birthday cards recently and it is always fun to make holiday cards.

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  68. Absolutely gorgeous card! I really, really need to get my hands on that stamp set and die, its fantastic and you have used it perfectly. Love the soft colour palette too!

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  69. I like to make Thinking of You cards to surprise friends at random times of the year.

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  70. OH MY Laura, it is so exciting to read your post, I can hear the joy in your words!!! CONGRATULATIONS on being a 2013 World Card Making Day winner!!! I wish you lots of luck for 2014 too!!!

    I'm a self confessed circle addict, so I love your card and have it pinned for inspiration :) I love making birthday cards, which is pretty lucky really, because I need them for family and friends all year through!!!

    THANK YOU for sharing your circly inspiration AND your excitement too :)

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  71. So fun and bubbly!! Congrats!

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  72. Congrats on the big win! I adore the card you've made for us today...so springy and pretty! I love the colors and all of the elements of bling!

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  73. I love your happy, cheerful card. It made me smile.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Congrats on your win.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
    DMCARDMAKER at AOL dot COM

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  74. What a great card. I enjoy making birthday and thank you cards the most I think. Congrats on the win!

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  75. Congrats on winning! Cute card. I make a lot of thank you and birthday cards.

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  76. Congrats on your win...wow...
    Love that circle card, and I didn't know that I like circles until I saw your layout and colors...
    My favorite card to make is for no reason other that to make someone smile because they weren't expecting a card that day, because it wasn't their birthday or a holiday of any kind...

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  77. Congratulations!! Love your clean and simple yet colorful card. :-)

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  78. Awesome card, My favorite them card is Thank you cards

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  79. Your card is beautiful. Birthday cards are my fav.

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  80. Debbie G
    I love the soft colors in your card. I enjoy making Birthday cards and Christmas cards.

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  81. Congrats! Yet another great card! My fav card to make are just Thinking of You! I can use them for anything, especially for a pick me up for someone having a ruff day!

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  82. Congrats Laura! How exciting and fun! Still chuckling over your reaction of your win. I love the soft palette you used on this easy card. I probably make Hello/TOY cards mostly because I can make more without the holiday limitations lol~

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  83. Such a pretty card, love the soft colours :)
    I mostly make Birthday cards, but love Christmas too (well, until I'm behind and they turn into a panic rush job LOL)

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  84. Congrats on the win! I really enjoy making baby and birthday cards. :)

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  85. I LOVE the soft colors you used! I wouldn't have known that they were stamped images!

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  86. Fabulous card. Congrats on you win. I love all of the circles. So fun. My favorite time to make cards is for Valentines day. I participate in a card drive and try to make on or two a month for next year.

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  87. Love the soft colors, congrats on your big win.
    I love making birthday cards:-)

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  88. Gorgeous CAS design. Love the stitching. I think I am going to go punch out some circles now. :-)

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  89. Your card is gorgeous and my favorite cardmaking occasion is birthdays - since everyone has one that means lots of cards for me to make!!

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  90. Love the colors!!! and congrats!

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  91. Your card is so pretty, love the stamped circles

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  92. great card! love the circles, and the layout of it.
    I love making Thinking of you cards. You can send them without an occasion and it will put a smile on the recipients face, guaranteed. thanks for sharing.
    ceashark at aol dot com

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  93. I love your card Laura. Spot On is on my wish list and this blog hop has made it a NEED IT NOW. LOL! The bloggers have used it so creatively, and I love the large sentiments in the set. I make a lot of birthday cards but I also need a lot of thank you cards.

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  94. YAY! Congrats Laura! LOVE your beautiful card that you shared here too - the colors are simply gorgeous!!!

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

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  95. I love to make cards for the arrival of new babies and must steal your idea here for the darling circle card! LOVE it!

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  96. Congrats (again) to you! Love how you layered the circles and embellishments here. My favorite occasion to make cards for is "thank you". I make the most ofthem and yet always seem to run out.

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  97. Amazing card!! My favorite card making occasion is Birthday, anytime of the year!! :)

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  98. I love the colors in your card! My favorite holiday is Christmas, I've made Christmas cards for the past 16 years!

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  99. I love to make birthday cards. Your card is lovely!

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  100. I think my favorite cards to make are thinking of you cards!! Awesome card, love the circles and the large font! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  101. What a great card!, Just love the layout. I know I'm a little behind on this but still wanted to say congrats!!!

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  102. Oh wow Laura, what a fabulous card! I love your wonderful design and it is so soft and pretty looking! I loved reading about your reaction to your win! Thanks so much for the chance to win such a fab prize:)

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  103. Yikes I pressed the wrong button - just to add my favorite card making occasion is birthdays!

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  104. Any occasion for a personalized card! But Christmas is the best time to pull out all the stops!

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  105. Oooh…. such a pretty card! LOVE the HA inks too! And, love creating b'day cards!

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  106. Hi Laura! I LOVE your card! The way you have the circles arranged is fantastic and the stitching border to frame it finishes it off!! xoxo

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