Friday, July 1, 2011

Stamp It! Meets Stamping Royalty Blog Hop

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So happy you could join us today!  It's time to get your Royalty blog hop on! Yep, that's right!  All of the 2011 Stamping Royalty girls are here today to share some Patriotic cards with you!  I feel so honored to be a part of this amazingly creative group! Its going to be a lot of fun to hop around and see all of their creations!  

 First off, here is my card...

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I stamped the sentiment on a 1" strip of white cardstock using Jenni Bowlin's Spice Tin ink!  Then I banner cut the ends and attached it down on each end with glue dots, giving it a little dimension in the middle!  Then I added some silver pearls for a little extra fun!

Here is a quick picture showing how I made my main image!  I just took 2 colors of Tim Holtz Distress Inks and rubbed them on a large piece of plastic...(actually an extra Cropper Hopper divider I had laying around!) and then spritzed the ink with water!  I took the Hero Arts Starburst Lace stamp and pressed down into the ink and kinda moved it around slightly to mix the ink up a little!  I learned this technique from Hero Arts video a couple years ago (or so) and it has always stuck with me!  I am not usually a techniquey person but I always love to try them out!  This is a fun one for sure because the results are always different!

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Here is my next card! For this one I punched out a bunch of red, white and blue stars! The red stars I used as a faux embossing and then stamped the Starburst Lace stamp on the white ones, using the same technique as above!  

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I used all the extras to make a little 4th of July banner!

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So that is all I have for you today!  I am really glad that you could come by!  I have really loved blogging and sharing my creations here! Stamping for me is such a stress reliever and the most amazing creative outlet!  To be apart of the 2011 Stamping Royalty has been amazing!  More than anything, I have made so many amazing crafty friends who "get" all this stamping craziness!  It is great to be able to share with each other the things we put our heart into!  

This hobby is also something where I can give back when someone is in need of a smile or a pat on the back!  In this day and age of email, snail mail is something that comes along and really brightens your day!   If you would like to make some cards to pass along, go to Operation Write Home and see how you can send your card(s) to someone who needs it! If you would like to be apart of today's blog hop, go and get crafty and make some cards to send to OWH!  You can go back to the PCC blog to link up your creation!

"OWH's Mission:
Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them."

Now go and make somebody's day!  :)
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OK so,You know we have to do a little giveaway now right?  :) 


You know you want to get your hands on a copy right? You can do it one of 2 ways! Leave a comment here on my blog for a chance to win your own copy OR you can purchase it HERE!

One last thing...be sure to visit the Paper Crafts Connection blog today!  Leaving a comment over there will put your name in to win 1of 2 stamping prizes packages pictured below!  Can't miss out on this one right? 


Don't forget to stop by and visit all the other queens!  I know they will have some fabulous projects to share!!













· Julia Stainton

Thanks again for stopping!  Have a great day!



Supplies

Stamps: Hero Arts Starburst Lace, PTI Think Big Sentiments
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Fired Brick and    , Jenni Bowlin Spice Tin
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Pure Poppy
Misc: Silver Pearls

215 comments:

  1. Very very beautiful ! I saw this card and fell in love with it !

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  2. OMG! Your projects are beautifully done Laurie! Love that medallion ink like that!

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  3. both the cards are beautiful.thanks for sharing the technique...have to try now.

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  4. I love your cards and your project!!

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  5. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this technique!

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  6. Awesome card, Laurie and I've not ever seen that lacy stamp! I love that technique and your projects are amazing! I love making and sending cards to OWH, been doing that for a couple of years now. I'd love to win that lovely Stamp It magazine!!

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  7. Beautiful stuff! Love the ink technique with that pretty doily!

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  8. Love both of your cards!

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  9. I love all three projects and will definitely be trying that inking technique. Congrats on coming up with the idea for the blog hop - it's awesome!

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  10. Very creative. Love your card and the hanging stars. TFS.

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  11. Both of your cards are amazing. I love that banner! ;)

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  12. Thanks for sharing the technique you used. Your cards are awesome!

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  13. Lovely cards Laurie - that looks like a fun technique ;)
    It's great to celebrate with the Royal blog hop... have a great holiday weekend! Rx

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  14. I love both of your cards!

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  15. Wow!!!! Love what you've done with these cards, and the stars are great.

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  16. just loved your both cards and thanks for sharing the technique too i really loved the stars idea its effective both for the card and as a banner too.

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  17. There is no doubt, you are stamping royalty!! Beautiful job - I love it.

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  18. GORGEOUS! Love the two-toned stamp look!

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  19. wow - love that medallion.

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  20. I will try this technique. Just amazing, Laurie! Happy July 4th! :)

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  21. Love all of your projects Miss Lady!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  22. JUST Beautiful. Amazing and WOW... Love it :)

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  23. ooohhh...LOVE everything!!!!

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  24. Very creative..I love your ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Great idea with the bi-colours on the stamp! TFS!

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  26. You, my dear, are the absolute best.

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  27. Thanks so much for reminding me about faux embossing. I will be making some cards with that technique today. Happy 4th.

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  28. Absolutely beautiful first card!!

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  29. I love both the cards! I saw the technique on another blog using snowflake stamps. I love the red white and blue theme.

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  30. Laurie, I love all of these paper crafting projects. Way to end the Blog Hop with a BANG!!!

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  31. love it....love all your cards...

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  32. Such great a great technique and fabulous projects, girl! Looks like you're all ready for the weekend! Also, I left an award for you on my blog today.

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  33. Cute and fun cards! I love the way the doily came out in the red & blue!

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  34. Great cards!
    Going to try the technique on the top one!

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  35. Great projects! I'm going to have to try that first technique- wonderful look!

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  36. Awesome card and I love the shades of colors. Cute banner.

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  37. Oh my! I learned something. I have to try all these new ideas. Thank you for the beautiful cards.

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  38. What a fun blog hop! I LOVE your use of the HA stamp! That one has been on my list forever! Thanks for sharing your technique to ink it up!

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  39. Beautiful cards. I especially like the distressing on the Hero Arts stamp

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  40. Oh my, what a cool card! Thanks for sharing the technique! I've gotta try that!

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  41. Fantastic projects, Laurie!!! No wonder you are stamping royalty! ;) Love that stamping technique

    I'm off to check out your other blog entries! Love it when you have multiple projects in one day!

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  42. NIce card with the embossed stars and I love the leftover stars hanging from the Baker's twine.

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  43. Wow! Great project and fantastic use of scraps for the banner! I love that medallion stamp. That's on my must have list. Great work!

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  44. Love your card. Thanks for sharing how you did it. What a fun blog hop. Congratulations to all you ladies for winning the Papercrafts Royalty Contest.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  45. Your Celebrate Today card is simply fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Thanks for sharing your technique with the lace card--beautiful way to color. I have really enjoyed this blog hop. Thanks for sharing your talents with all us hoppers.

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  47. Beautiful cards! Love that technique. I will have to give it a try! TFS!

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  48. Wow, what great cards!!! Love how you mixed the two colors on your stamped image!! And the faux embossing on the second card is great too!

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  49. Love your multi-colored doily and how you carried that theme throughout! All of these are so pretty!!

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  50. LOOOOOOVE this post--great cards and thanks for sharing your tips!! LOVE the stars and that second card--FAB JOB! Congrats on your win:)

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  51. Awesome cards! I love how you verigated the image on the top one.

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  52. What a great technique with the lacy stamp. I went to my local Barnes and Noble yesterday loooking for the magazine and couldn't find it so it would be great to win a copy!

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  53. Very clever indeed, your cards are charming. I love that watercolor technique!

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  54. LOVE the PROJECTS you shared today!! THANKS for the inspiration! I LOVE the watercolored looks and I really like the color combo that you used!! THANSK for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  55. I love how you stamped your first card, but they all are great! Thanks for sharing,

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  56. Thanks for sharing the technique you used to create the colorful lace medallion. I love how the colors blend together. Love the use of stars, especially the red on red stars that give your work an embossed look.

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  57. All 3 projects are great. The banner wouldn't last long in the house with my 5 yr old. LOL I think my favorite would be the 2nd.

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  58. Such a pretty technique...TFS! Love your creations!!

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  59. thanks for the tip on making the multi-colored doily. You would really impress anybody that you gave this card to.

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  60. It's obvious that you had quite a bit of fun making those cards! Thank you for sharing.

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  61. I absolutely MUST try this inking technique! Thanks for sharing how you did it! This Hop has been terrific!

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  62. After hopping around through all of the blogs, I must say yours was my favorite! The embossing really caught my eye and I love how you blended all of the colors so beautifully on the stamp. I never think to do that! Duh!

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  63. great cards! love the star banner thing- i think i'm going to go make one with my ds. thanks for the idea. :)

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  64. Great idea for a way to color a background stamp! Fabulous projects!

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  65. All of your projects are just great. I love that inking technique you used. I'll have to give it a try.

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  66. Love them all but the garland is what I am smitten with!! How sweet!

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  67. AWESOME creation from this HA stamp, Laurie! I love what you did with it:)!!

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  68. Brillant! I've been meaning to try this technique ... thank you for the inspiration - it's the perfect long weekend to try it.

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  69. I'm going to give the ink technique a try - love how it turned out!

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  70. Love the card and the banner!

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  71. I'm definitely trying your idea because I'm such a technique lover! Love the CAS-ness of both of your cards! Thanks for sharing :)

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  72. Love that doily stamp, and thanks so much for sharing that technique!

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  73. what a fun colorful technique. and yet your cards are still so clean and simple, love it!!

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  74. wow - loved the inking technique. TFS

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  75. I love the cause it sounds so wonderful. These cards are so great loves looking at all the cards!! couldn't comment on all because I don't have the right accounts but they were all worth looking at. You are all talented ladies!!! I share your passion for paper and stamps. Keep up the good work!!

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  76. Oh, WOW! That is absolutely GORGEOUS!

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  77. You care just too clever. I remember this technique and must try it again soon. Love your cards!

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  78. Loved all your projects! What a fun technique!

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  79. Wow!! I never heard of this technique before, but it looks AWESOME!!! Thank you for sharing this with us! I love your cards and all your stars!! They're just too cute!!

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  80. I love the red and blue inking technique. I'll have to try it out for myself this weekend!

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  81. I really liked this!!! Great job!!!! Wow oh Wow

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  82. wow-that's saweet inspiration x3!!!

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  83. Wow! Love that lace multicolored effect! Thanks!

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  84. That is some crafty stamping! Love the newer technique!

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  85. Love your creations, Laurie! Especially how you did the stars! Fabulous!

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  86. Love the red card. Your white panel would make a nice ATC. Thanks for sharing

    Dorothy C.

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  87. Lovely card.. and a easy and great technique with the distress inks.. got to try in myself!..

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  88. Two very different cards and both are fab. Thanks for the technique tip :)
    Jenny x

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  89. Hey Queen Laurie, great technique you used and I'm just loving your stars!

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  90. Saved the best for last!
    Love the stamping!

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  91. I love the simplicity of the first card. The second card appeals because of the way the embossed stars in the background echo the stars in the foreground.

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  92. Love how you inked up the doily stamp! thanks for sharing that idea, I can't wait to try that!

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  93. Very pretty card. Thanks for the inspiration!
    SouthernMrs
    at verizon dot net

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  94. Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  95. very cool, love the look - thanks for sharing!
    Sandra ltb

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  96. great projects. i like the idea of using the leftovers to make another project.
    littlen44atgmaildotcom

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  97. So creative! Thanks for the inspiration! Love all the projects you made.

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  98. So pretty! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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  99. Beautiful cards. Thanks for all the projects you share. Also, thanks for the great idea of the hop.

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  100. Fantastic idea you had Laurie, to share your gift with others. Great cards too!

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  101. such a fun card and technique!!

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  102. beautiful creations!! I love that technique. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  103. OMGosh I just love your cards! Hero Arts is one of my fave stamp companies. I love that they're made in the good ol' USA. Thanks for your wonderful inspiration!

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  104. wonderful card, but love the stars with kissing technique...

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  105. Beautiful work!
    And congrats {again} on being Stamping Royalty!

    -Tifany
    http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/

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  106. Very pretty...love all of the red, white and blue!

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  107. oooooh!! Love the technique witrh the lace stamp!! Getting inspired.....how much more I would be with the new magazine......

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  108. NICE! I am so inspired by your cards. Perfect for Operation Write Home!

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  109. Your cards are perfect for this weekend... the star hanging is just adorable too!

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  110. I just adore your cards! What a great idea to use punched stars as faux embossing! How clever. And your smudged technique has such pretty results! Thanks for sharing both techniques. I will be trying both, for sure.

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  111. Love the way you colored your medallion - it looks fabulous. Also love the red stars against the red cardbase~ You do CAS amazingly! Thanks for opportunity for the magazine!

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  112. thanks for sharing your technique I must try it
    and sweet cards and wonderful hop tons of inspiration to see :)
    hugs Nikki

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  113. Beautiful effect with the mix of blue/red. Thanks so much for the tip, and for sharing your lovely cards.

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  114. LOVE your cards! Thanks for sharing your technique on how you did the lace doily stamp. :D

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  115. Love the cards and banner! Thanks for sharing the inky technique...can't wait to try it!

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  116. Very cute cards and banner! I love how you inked up the starburst lace! And the red stars on the red base look terrific!

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  117. WOW, I love your projects, especially the hanging stars. And especially the colorful one!!!!!

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  118. What a fun technique! Thanks for the tutorial - I'll have to try that one out!

    Paige

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  119. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  120. Gorgeous - I love how you've blended the colors on the stamp. Perfect!

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  121. LOVE what you did with the inks of this stamp! Great use of the stamp in all of your projects :)

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  122. Very positive cards! I love the way you stamped with red and blue too!

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  123. What amazing projects. Thanks for sharing.


    jnj_182 at yahoo dot com

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  124. I love those cards, they are fantastic.

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  125. Great cards! And thanks for showing how you did the ink mixing - great technique, can't wait to try it!

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  126. Laurie, congrats on being Stamping Royalty! I love both cards you've made for OWH, and the extra stars are so cute, too! I especially love the lace in red and blue...great technique!
    Judy1223

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  127. Cute red, white & blue cards. Thanks for the chamce to win.

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  128. Laurie, Congrats again!!! SO well deserved, as evidenced by this amazing creation! WOW! Seriously fabulous!!!

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  129. Thank you for the great idea of a blog hop and cards for Operation Write Home! Your cards and hanging stars are so beautiful!! Thanks for the little tutorial as well!!!!!!!!

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  130. Wow! Great job with the stars and baker's twine! I love both cards too!

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  131. The Hero arts technique you used really had some great results. Love your cards!

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  132. Fabulously fun cards and creations!!!

    lisa a.

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  133. LOVE how you inked that beautiful medallion stamp! Your work is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  134. That medallion card? STUNNING!!! Both of the cards are amazing but that one is absolutely blowing me away.

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  135. This is a technique that i have not tried! Lovely projects!

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  136. wow your cards are beautiful! i love the technique you used on the first one and can't wait to try it out myself. great job!

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  137. Wow, love both cards!! You can do no wrong! Thanks!!

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  138. GREAT cards! Love both of them. Bet your kiddos liked the banner... :)

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  139. I love all your projects! They are fantastic! Love the way you stamped the image for your first card! :)

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  140. Love the variety of the cards! But absolutely love the medallion stamps with the distress ink...genious!

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  141. all of your projects are great. i love the hanging stars. thank you for sharing the techniqued involved on the "doily".

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  142. Great job. I love the dimenson the die cut stars give to the card.

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  143. Lovely cards!! Will definitely try the technique. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  144. A great idea..love the cards thanks for sharing!

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  145. LOVE how you stamped the doily and star image and definitely giving that a whirl! Beautiful cards!!

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  146. This card is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  147. Simply beautiful!! I love how you got the ink to do that :)

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  148. I *love* the ink blending on the one project, and the faux embossed stars on the other! Fabulous inspiration! Thx! :)

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  149. Two beautiful inspiration pieces! I just love the "faux-embossed" stars. Too clever! Thanks for sharing.

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  150. This is amazing! Love that technique, and I'm going to use it ;) Your banner is so cute too :)

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  151. I love the medallion stamp and the technique! I love everything about this card! I think it's my favorite!

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  152. such neat creations! thanks for sharing with us! :)

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  153. I adore what you did with the distress inks on this card, it is so very pretty. Makes me want to run upstairs and try it right now!! Thanks for sharing.

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  154. These cards are FANTASTIC!! I just LOVE that cool technique you used. I can't wait to try it!!! Thanks for sharing, and for the chance to win. :)

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  155. I just love that star card! The stamping technique is a must use as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  156. Great job on these cards! I really must get my hands on some distress inks.

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  157. All your creations were beautiful and inspiring. I'm going to have to try that technique. It seems simple enough and the results were gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  158. loved your patriotic ideas and your card! Thanks for sharing your work:)

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  159. Wow... pretty cards. Great work

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  160. What beautiful cards! I love how you used the distress inking technique to create 3 totally unique projects :)

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  161. Wow -- love the cards and the star banner! Thanks for sharing your technique with the lace stamp and ink -- very creative!

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  162. I love your cards! So simple and beautiful. Thank you for showing the great effect you got with distress ink and water.

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  163. Fabulous projects! I like how you inked up the lace on the first card.

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  164. Love your work! Can't wait to get my hands on Stamp It cards!

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  165. Thanks for sharing a wonderful card! Love the look and the colors!

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  166. Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  167. Very pretty use of one of my favorite doily stamps! Loved all the different things you did with it!

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  168. LOVE how you used that distress ink technique! Thanks for showing us different ways to use it! Fab cards! TFS!!

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  169. Laurie, your card is gorgeous! Thanks for making it for OWH - a great cause!

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  170. thanks for some inspiring cards and techniques. have to try the two color distress ink on HA medallion. p.s I think it's wonderful that everyone donates a card to OWH. I planned a day at my school this year and all the students made them and had a blast!

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  171. have never seen this stamp used with 2 ink colors before. i like it, especially the celebrate card.

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  172. Will definitely have to use this technique! Super pretty!

    April
    nginerd at gmail dot com
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  173. Your card is simple and so fun! I love it!

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  174. Lovely effect you have created!

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  175. Loved both your cards--they are brimming with great techniques. you showed the red, white and blue in a perfect way. Thanks for sharing with OWH.

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  176. Oh Laurie, this is all just fabulous! I love your stamping technique!

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  177. I love your cards, and thanks for showing the technique!!

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  178. I'm seeing stars ... Great work and love the mistinting stamping technique

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  179. What great cards and ideas!

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  180. Lovely cards! The 1st card is my favorite! TFS!

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  181. Very great creation!
    Svetlana xx

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  182. Wow Laurie, love this technique. Such beautiful cards. Can't wait to see this issue of Stamp It! Cards.

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  183. Great cards. Love the blog hops!

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  184. hey Laurie! I love the card! :) And I'd also want to win the giveaway! :)

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  185. Love all of the projects that you made, they are all super cute

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  186. Laurie, both of your cards are super fun ~ thanks for sharing this technique with us.

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  187. I love your two cards, and your tutorial was great and easy to understand. (Thanks!) And your star banner looks so fun! Thanks for all the inspiration!!

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  188. So pretty! Thanks for sharing the technique. I'm going to try it!

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  189. Your cards always amaze me. I love the gradient color on the doily.

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