Design Teams

Friday, December 17, 2010

LIME LIGHT CHARITABLE DESIGN TEAM BLOG HOP

As we say in Hawaii, "E KOMO MAI", which means welcome, come in!  I'm Joanne, and I am so happy to have you here and am so pleased to share The Lime Light with you.  I am a "newbie" on the team and it's my first time to be on a design team and am VERY excited!  I can't wait to see what wonderful projects we will be designing.  I am so honored to be in the company of such a great group of creative ladies.  If you arrived here from Sue's Cricut and Crafts amazing blog, you are on the right track.  If not, be sure to go back and start from the beginning at The Lime Light so you don't miss out on any of them!

On to the fun!  I have two lovely tropical themed note cards (pictured below) that are 5 x 7 and are blank on the inside. Please become a follower of my blog and leave a comment after this post to qualify to win these note cards or any of the other SUPER GOODIES that are being given away!


On this first card I used a fun technique.  On the brown paper background you can see a light colored design.  This was made with the  pineapple stamp stamped randomly all over the paper, BUT, I used a bleaching technique not ink!  Use a piece of darker paper for the best results.  Fold a paper towel  several times, then lay it on a ceramic or glass plate.  Pour just enough bleach on the paper towel to fully saturate it.  Use the paper towel as if it were your stamp pad to do your stamp.  Let the paper dry, or hurry it along by using your heat embossing tool.  VERY IMPORTANT - IMMEDIATELY WASH YOUR RUBBER STAMP WITH WARM SOAPY WATER!  The bleach can damage your stamp if you do not!  Try various types of paper for interesting results, I used plain brown construction paper.  It's fun to see the image suddenly start to appear as the bleach dries!  I then used a corner punch for the rounded edges and stamped the lighter paper with the pineapple stamp, taped the layers on the card and VOILA!



On the second card I used the same brown construction paper but no bleach technique.  I tore the edges by hand and did the same to the light colored paper with the stamp on it.  Then all I had to do was tape the layers on, very simple.


I hope you enjoyed your visit here as much as I have enjoyed you stopping by, come back again soon!  And be sure to keep up with all the great projects we will be doing on Lime Light.  Now on to the next wonderful designer who is one of our honored guests on this blog hop.  She has tons of ideas for your Cricut that are sure to excite and inspire you!  It's JOY at everyday Cricut.   ALOHA!

125 comments:

  1. Wow, these note cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail com

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  2. I love the technique that you used. It made the pineapple pop.

    Tamra
    rickyhouck@clearwire.net

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  3. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays!

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  4. I love your cats! What a darling picture of the "bookends". I have a yellow cat too!

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  5. Awesome cards! Interesting technique. I will have to try this one out! Love how your cards turned out! Now a follower...

    TFS!!

    Nicole
    niclax13@gmail.com

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  6. Love the cards you made! Now I have a new technique I need to try out :)

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  7. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  8. I love the technique you used. Thanks for an opportunity to win.
    I am a new follower.

    Phollyphlox@charter.net

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  9. I am a follower. Thanks for the hop and prizes.

    jenlovcarr at aol dot com

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  10. What a neat idea, I am a new follower and looking forward to stopping back regularly.
    Thanks for sharing & for the chance to win!

    Elainer@cinci.rr.com
    ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

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  11. New follower from the hop :) Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win :)

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  12. great cards. I love the techniques you used. I'm a new follower and can't wait to see more projects from you :)

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  13. Pretty card! Thanks for sharing. I came here from Everyday Cricut. I am now a follower of your site.

    coupondenise at live dot com

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  14. Love your cards! Just became a follower and hope you will come check out my blog sometime too :)

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  15. I'm a new follower from the blog hop. Your cards are great! Thanks for sharing how you made them.
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  16. Very nice cards. I like how you continued the theme and kept them in the same vein but made them each unique. Dropped by through Lime Light and followed along, too!

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  17. Cool card. great ideas. now a follower. thanks for sharing. Like this. COOL

    matilda425 at gmail dot com

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  18. Fabulous cards and thanks for the how to!! I am a follower. Happy Holidays!
    miller896042atbellsouth.net

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  19. Just became a follower...
    Love the cards!
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com

    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  20. What a neat technique, I'll have to try it. I'm now a follower, can't wait to see more!

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  21. Beautiful Cards! The bleaching technique sounds really fun. I think I might try it! I am a new follower of you blog.

    Olivia
    ojdorman@gmail.com

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  22. What a neet Idea, Very elegant!! TFS!!!
    ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    Rexann

    I am a new Follower!!!

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  23. This is awesome! I am now following :)

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  24. Bleach on your stamp? Man, you are brave ;) Your cards are beautiful.

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  25. I'm a new follower and so glad that I found your blog. I love your cards and the bleach technique sounds very interesting. I've never tried anything like that. Susan shanna13@frontiernet.net

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  26. Thank you for posting your stamping technique. It is different but gives a wonderful design element to your cards. I am now a follower.

    miller.melissa.09@gmail.com

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  27. Looking forward to seeing what you ladies all design next!
    tracyg398@yahoo.com

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  28. Became a follower. Too much fun! TFS!

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  29. Just became a follower. Loved your cards. TFS

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  30. Became a follower. Love the cards, I like the bleaching technique, thanks for the tip. BTW I love your kitties they are so cute.
    Onward for the hop. :)

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  31. Thanks for sharing this awesome bleach stamping idea! I am going to try it on some cards I am making this weekend. I am now a follower of yours too ;)

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  32. hello jo--that storm never came--but it is awfully cold :(

    love your cards and both techniques. I still have to try the bleach one. I normally buy the whitish construction paper to make some of my envelopes.

    and did you know that Pineapples have long been a symbol of welcome, hospitality and wealth.

    Thanks for welcome us to your blog in such a nice way.

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  33. Great idea with the bleahing technique. I'm just getting back into stamping - had to choose scrapbooking over stamping while my daughter was younger.

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  34. Signing in as a follower. I love your note cards and that bleaching technique is so fun. I love your cats too. The bookends picture is so cute. Looks like one of them is my cat (white and orange on the right). Thanks for the chance to win too. Hopping onward.

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  35. What a great technique. Love the finished product. Just became a follower.

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  36. what a wonderful technique! thanks for the tip on how to do it -- it's definitely something i'm gonna be trying in the future! love your cards! :)
    i'm now also a follower of your blog! :)

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  37. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the new technique!

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  38. Great cards!! I became a follower of your blog :)

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  39. Great cards! I will have to try that technique.

    dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

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  40. LOVE YOUR CARD! TFS!

    JESSICA
    JUDUMAN81@GMAIL.COM

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  41. I follow! I'm so excited to find so many new blogs to get iedas from!

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  42. New follower! Looking forward to seeing what other great things that you do :)

    coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com

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  43. Beautiful! I've heard of this technique, but haven't tried it yet....TFS! And congrats on the Design Team!!!
    hugs,
    joni

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  44. I love discovering new blogs and making new friends in this crafting passion of mine. So very nice to meet you! I am now a follower of your blog.
    What a sweet card!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  45. I've been wanting to try this myself. Your cards are an inspiration to do so....:O) Thanks for sharing and enjoyed meeting your cute cats! (Yes I am now a member)

    Connie Gail
    west family at mlode dot com

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  46. Very nice work.

    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

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  47. Neat techique on the cards. I have become a follower of yours.

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  48. Bleach that is interesting, will have to try it. I became a follower.

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  49. I'm a NEW follower come and visit me
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful thing ya'll are doing. Maybe one day I would be able to get involved
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  50. New follower! This is a great card! Thanks for the new technique!!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  51. Wow!! Beautiful cards!! I am now a new follower!

    javajen1 at hotmail dot com

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  52. Beautiful cards. I love the image. TFS!!


    amadnaremus at gmail dot com

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  53. Great helpers. Follower, Great card tfs.
    suella11@yahoo.com

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  54. Love your cards....I'm now your follower !!

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  55. Love the bleaching technique! I'm a new follower.

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  56. Great job on the cards!! Love them! Just became a follower of your blog.

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  57. Aloha, such beautiful cards you made. I was born and raised on Oahu. Your banner up top really feels at home :)

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  58. I became a follower. What cute note cards. Thanks for the blog hop.

    stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

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  59. Thanks for sharing. Am a new follower.
    cureta2@yahoo.com

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  60. Congrats on your new Design Team and your blog!! I just became a follower!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  61. I love the bleach technique. I haven't tried it yet, but I have been meaning to.

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  62. Lovely cards and an interesting technique. I became a follower. TFS!
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

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  63. I need to try the bleaching technique. Thank your for sharing your cards.

    http://mycardsnstuff.blogspot.com

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  64. Gorgeous cards and your helpers are so cute! Never thought of using the bleach technique on stamps but have used the bleach pen for doodling and writing. As a new follower I look forward to more of you beautiful work. TFS
    SlomoMom
    slomomomcbl@gmail.com

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  65. Beautiful card! I'm your newest follower!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  66. Thanks for participating in the hop! I am a new follower. (I saw the picture on your sidebar; I am obsessed with Josh Holloway ;))

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  67. I am a new follower. Love the cards.

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  68. I am a new follower. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.
    Kathy

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  69. I'm a follower!

    Lisa
    lamerlisa@hotmail.com
    http://www.lisakelly110803.blogspot.com/

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  70. Cute cards! And I really like the technique you used.
    Thanks
    Jess M
    myscrapdiary(at)gmail(dot)com
    PS. Im a follower

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  71. Became a follower! Love the cards/techniques!! Enjoyed my visit :)

    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  72. I am a new follower so thank you for teaching me this technique and sharing your talent. Pat

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  73. I'm a new follower.. Cant wait to see more of your projects.
    theresa
    juicycreations808@gmail.com

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  74. Thank you for sharing your cards with us! I am now a follower!

    calbekah@aol.com

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  75. Fabulous cards. Love the techniques you used. I am a new follower...I fed your fish too;) TFS.

    Stephanie

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  76. Mahalo for sharing the technique of bleaching! Your tutorial makes it very easy to understand it is does turn out so beautfully!

    I look forward to revisiting your blog again after this holiday week! May yours be merry!
    Deb♥

    groovydeb@yahoo.com

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  77. Became a follower! Loved looking at your projects! Great inspiration! TFS!

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  78. I'm a follower now. I really like the technique that you used on your cards. Your cards are beautiful!
    reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

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  79. WBat a beautiful card--I hope to visit Hawaii one day! :)

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  80. Good morning Jo, love your cards :o)
    So sorry I haven't got time to do the blog hop!
    Jackie xx

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  81. Interesting stamping technique...thanks for sharing. I am now a follower of your blog. Merry Christmas

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  82. I became a follower and love the stamping technique you shared. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Donna
    www.dailygracecreations.blogspot.com

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  83. These are beautiful. I am a new follower, too! My furbabies send hugs and meows to your assistants. Thanks. Kelly (kelly.schaefer@ymail.com)

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  84. Beautiful cards TFS and for the chance to win as I also became a follower and am looking forward to seeing more of your work/

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  85. Just became a follower and LOoking forward to your future creations. Mele Kalikimaka! ( not sure if I spelled that correctly)
    Pamela
    JPALM3746@comcast.net

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  86. I just became a follower and now I'm on to the next blog stop.

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  87. I enjoyed visiting you blog :) TFS :) new follower too :)


    the condes at gmail dot com

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  88. I'm a follower and enjoyed your blog

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  89. Aloha! Beautiful work. Your pineapple is amazing. Have become a follower ~ and will be back. Mom & my brother are in Mililani ~ will be visiting in Feb. Love the islands.
    SusanJ in Atlanta

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  90. I'm following the blog hop and just became a new follower of your blog, what fun!!
    JenMuller
    smileyjnb@yahoo.com

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  91. I am a follower. This is my 2nd hop ever. I like this idea. Thank you.

    I was invited to the hop by Agnes at http://flowerdiscosscraphut.blogspot.com/

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  92. What an awesome technique. Never heard of it before! Something I'll have to try.

    I am a new follower to your blog and look forward to seeing more!

    beyondpaperdesigns.blogspot.com

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  93. great technique! thanks so much for sharing! following you now....

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  94. what pretty cards! TFS! I am now a follower.

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  95. You are apart of a wonderful cause! And, Im your newest follower =)

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  96. thanks for the lovely card idea. I have become a follower.
    esigmon@cox.net

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  97. Just got back into town and getting to hop myself. Love your blog and project for the hop, and also your header. I absolutely LOVE gorgeouse blue water and beautiful beaches!! Cute kitties. The game at the bottom is addicting. ;$ Can't wait to see other projects!

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  98. great cards -
    mmlmn@polarcomm.com

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  99. Love your work!! I became a follower and will be back. CarolH:)

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  100. O How Pretty I love that color too.. I got to come back I want to see your gift card and Look more at your kitties..I got 8..:O)

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  101. I'm a new follower.
    What this blog is doing***Giving to others is AWESOME!!!
    I love finding new blogs to scraplift from ;) I mean follow ;););)

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  102. I love all these great blogs, so glad I started the hop!

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  103. I'm a new follower and loving the blog hop!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  104. New follower, looking forward to it all!
    Glenda
    glendalea.blogspot.com

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  105. Hi! I am now a follower, and am looking forward to seeing more of the projects you create and the causes you support! The pineapple cards are absolutely wonderful - thank you for sharing the bleaching technique! You are truly an inspiration to us all! Thank you for all that you do!

    Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"
    scrappinpinkpiglet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  106. Great cards...I am a new follower.
    Thanks for sharing.

    kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
    http://kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com

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  107. I'm a new follower......Mahalo

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  108. And to think I was going to toss out my construction paper!! NOT NOW! Love the idea of the stamping with bleach! Thank you so much!
    I became a follower and am excited to see your future posts!

    Happy Holidays!

    tjsgal at g mail dot com

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  109. Now a follower! You all are so talented. thanks for sharing a new technique.

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  110. I have just became a follower. I really like this technique. I am going to have to try it.

    Patti
    bbitster@windstream.net

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  111. Really pretty. I'm a new follower and am really enjoying this hop. You are all so creative.

    monica.lowrance@gmail.com

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  112. Very pretty, I just became a follower, Karen

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  113. I became a follower, very fun blog and great blog hop!

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  114. I am now a follower! Thanks for the cool technique on the cards and the chance to win them! I love this blog hop! I have seen more ideas that I want to try then the last ten searches on Google!

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  115. Very fun hop! I'm a follower and heading on to Everyday Cricut. Thanks! (Thanks for sharing your technique with bleach. I am going to have to try that some time!)

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  116. Great technique on your card. I wish I were in Hawaii because it is cold here. tfs
    cruella63703 at yahoo dot com

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  117. Your cards are very pretty! I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing.

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  118. These are beautiful. GOod job. I am a new follower.

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  119. These are absolutely gorgeous!! Fabulous image!! Beautiful colors!! =)

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  120. Love this!!!
    Where did you get this GORGEOUS stamp? I have been looking for one for quite some time.

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