Saturday, December 31, 2016

Season's Giving Blog Hop 2016





2016 has come and gone, what a wild ride it's been. This year I got back into more crafting after a hiatus of two years, it feels great to create again. I'm looking forward to expanding my cardmaking in 2017 with card videos, better photography and showcasing more cards! I want to thank each of you for your comments and encouragement. Some of my best friendships have developed from this hobby and I wouldn't change it for the world. I created a new card for today's hop, because, crafty friends like you are rare, and cherished!

I have the pleasure to participate in the 2016 Season's Giving Blog Hop...each and every stop will be hosting a giveaway!  I am giving away Lawn Fawn's Just For You Stamp Set. **Please let me know what you'd like to see from me in 2017 to be eligible to win!**
(4x6 unused set that is absolutely sweet and perfect in every way!Open to US addresses only due to shipping costs. The set does not come with backer or packaging. Winner will be chosen at random from comments left by January 8th, please be sure there is a way I can contact you!)





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Here's the complete hop list:
Karen Baker  **you are here**
Heidi Ramsey Blankenship


126 comments:

  1. Hi, Karen!
    I just LOVE your cute card. What I look forward to seeing from you in 2017 is just more of your amazing artwork. I'd love to see a Copic tutorial if you ever happen to do one. My goal for 2017 is to learn how to use them properly. I wish you a blessed and wonderful 2017.
    Thanks for taking part.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  2. Love the card - so cute! Would love to see more masculine themed cards. Happy New Year!

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  3. Happy New Year!!! Thank you for all the fun inspiration and this wonderful giveaway!!!! I would like to see more things with water coloring, it is something I'm going to try more of this new year.
    amottmers@yahoo.com

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  4. I would love to learn more about the process you use when you design a card. What do you start with, and how do you know when to stop adding things? Also, any tips on watercoloring would be great!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

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  5. Since I am a visual person, I would love to see more videos of interesting techniques. Love your card today! Happy New Year to you!

    joybird1223(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I love interactive cards so I always want to see more of those. Happy New Year.

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  7. wow, videos! you GO GIRL! Love seeing your creations. So my Clarity brushes arrived yesterday... wink wink

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  8. awwwwww...love your card for today, love that set!
    Techniques are always good. I'm always slow to pick them up but love step -by-step photos. I'm not generally a video girl since I do most of my commenting when the household is fast asleep :)
    I hope you guys have an AWESOME 2017...thanks for a great 2016.
    💚

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  9. The more Lawn Fawn ideas, the better. Love their sets.

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  10. Happy New Year to you, Karen! I was so glad to see you return to your blog this year. Your work always inspires me and I so appreciate your supportive comments. I'm loving today's card. Those yetis are so darn cute and the chunky glitter frame is so cool! I'm excited to hear that you're going to dive into making videos! I'm looking forward to watching you work your magic. :)

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  11. Any tutorial using Lawn Fawn :-)

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  12. Love love LOVE your coloured Yeti's. Happy New Year!
    Cheers
    Karen
    www.paintedmountaincards.blogspot.ca

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  13. Oh my goodness... your yeti's card is so stinkin' cute!!! Any tutorials using lawn fawn would be wonderful!

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  14. Very cute card. Happy New Year!

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  15. I'd love some more awesome no line coloring!

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  16. I would love to see some new techniques.

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  17. Interactive cards or fun folds. That is all I can think of at the moment. I'm sure I will come up with 10 more things tomorrow. Happy New Year!!

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  18. No Line Coloring, please!
    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  19. Hi Karen, I love your card. I have been following you for some time and I will be happy to see your videos you are planning to do. As for types of cards....Tags, masculine cards...ANYTHING! LOL
    Happy New Year!

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  20. Your cards are so lovely. Thanks for the chance to win

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  21. I'm always happy to see anything
    you design. the coloring is
    great and the way the stamps are
    featured are great. Need that
    help.
    thanks for sharing.
    Happy New Year

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    1. my e-mail is txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com.
      thanks.

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  22. I would like to see sympathy and masculine cards. I have difficulty coming up with ideas for these.

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  23. Would like to see thinking of you cards.

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  24. I would love to see anything you design, thanks for the inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway and Happy New Year!

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  25. I would love to see more inspiration using Zig markers - and any kind of card. Happy New Year

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  26. Seasonal Gift tag creations would be great to see from your eye of creativity. Thanks for sharing.
    I have a US mailing address.

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  27. Hi Karen:
    I always enjoy visiting your blog. I'd love to see you continue to share your amazing art and possibly share some tips and techniques with us all along the way.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Sierra
    www.sierrasgift.blogspot.com

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  28. Happy new year! My 2017 crafty goal is to learn how to use alcohol markers, so those lessons would be great. ☺

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  29. Love your card and the glittering snow globe you created. I am currently interested in inking techniques. Best wishes for a wonderful 2017!

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  30. Happy new year Karen! Thanks for all the inspiration in 2016! Look forward to what you have in store for us at 2017! I am a huge dog lover so pet themed projects are always big hits with me!

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  31. I'd like to see any kind of techniques. My goal this year is to try new things so I'm open to anything. I love your yeti's.

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  32. Since my son is graduating this year, I would like to see some graduation/congratulation cards - thank you!

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  33. I love your card with no-line coloring! I'd love to see more tutorials on how to do this. Happy new Year!!

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  34. Always like the "stretch your supplies" type posts. Using stamps or supplies for something other than the obvious. HNY!! Thank you

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  35. Happy New Year.. I love this cute card. I am just getting into using little critters /images and creating scenes and would like to see videos /cards relating to this. I usually just use an image and papers.. but liking scenes and there are so many cute images out there that go together. Love this little colorful guys you created.

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  36. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. I'm looking forward to crafting with my daughter this year.

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  37. Your work is always an inspiration to me Karen! Thank you for your blogging friendship, it means the world to me. Wishing you a blessed 2017!!

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  38. Welcome back to blogging then, Karen! When I saw your card, it made me giggle! ;) HAPPY NEW YEAR to YOU & YOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) I am looking forward to continue teaching a stamping class to a group of friends & trying new medium this year! ;)

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  39. anything that gives us inspiration is what makes me happy. i love to browse blogs. happy 2017!

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  40. More of your fun cards and happy inspiration! Happy New Year!

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  41. Oh my a Lawn Fawn Stamp I have been eyeing! Well, I would like to see shaker cards - they are so super duper cute! So hope you get displaying some of those! Thanks for the hop! Happy New Year!

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  42. I already for you on your blog and it is awesome. I would like to see ideas on color combining in 2017!

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  43. Happy New Year! I would love to see masculine card ideas and fun techniques to try. Thanks for a chance to win. :D

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  44. I would like to learn about using Distressed Inks. Happy New Year!

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  45. I enjoy no line coloring and love tips & tricks to be better at it! Happy 2017!

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  46. I enjoy no line coloring and love tips & tricks to be better at it! Happy 2017!

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  47. I would just enjoy more inspiring techniques. Thanks for being a part of this awesome blog hop.

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  48. I would like to see technique tutorials. Thank you for the inspiration. Happy New Year!
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  49. I love learning new techniques. Great blog hop and nice card

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  50. I would love to see process and tecnique videos or tutorials. Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win!

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  51. Happy New Year Karen! I am excited about 2017. I would love to see some masculine cards. I always struggle with those. Love your adorable card! Hope you have a blessed 2017.

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  52. Happy New Year!! Photography is also something I struggle with so I'd love to hear some tips, tricks and other ways to improve :)

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  53. Happy New Year! I love the yeti card you created just for the hop.

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  54. I would love to see any new techniques with card making! thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. just love to see more of your wonderful art in 2017.

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  56. Sweet friend- so happy to be continually inspired by you! I think all of your projects (and photography) are wonderful and look forward to seeing more next year!

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  57. What an adorable card! Awesome coloring! Would love to see tutorials on watercolor and no-line coloring techniques!
    Happy New Year!

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  58. Happy New Year!! That's a cute card. I'm your newest follower on Instagram the social media I'm most active on. Thanks for the opportunity to win this cute stamp set.

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  59. I'd love to see some paper folding techniques.

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  60. I am looking to see tutorials using the clarity brushes and art journaling! Blessings to you this 2017!

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  61. What a very sweet way to start the new year. BIG Blog Hop! ;-)
    I'm new to your blog,(and following) so I am going to have some fun looking at what you have crafted and hope I can glean a few new ideas. Thanks so much for sharing.
    XO Nana
    sistika at gmail dot com

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  62. Do you do any copic colouring?
    Love lawn fawn products

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  63. Different techniques would be fabulous Happy New Year!

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  64. Happy New Year. Thank you for participating in this year's Season's Giving, and offering such a generous prize. Coloring techniques would be nice.

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  65. I am looking forward to learning new techniques with colored inks. Love your work and fun style. Thank you for the chance to win your wonderful prize. Happy New Year.

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  66. Happy 2017! I would to just see more of what you do, keep it coming!

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  67. Lovely cards! I would love to see more ways to use patterned paper in cards.

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  68. Happy New Year! Welcome back to the crafting world. I'm wanting to learn new card folds and at the same time always on the lookout for 1 layer, easy elegant cards. Blessings to you and your family. ~~Catherine

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  69. Your monsters are to cute to be afraid of. I would like to see more cards with unusual folds. Thanks.

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  70. Lovely cards, different colouring ideas!

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  71. Love your cards! I would like to see ATC cards as I am trying my hand at making some..

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  72. Happy New Year. Thanks for the chance to win. In 2017 I would love to see more of your cards. Do you ever use Copic markers?

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  73. Happy new year and thank you for the giveaway! I would love to see new techniques!!! :)

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  74. Wishing you a very happy and crafty new Year!
    Thanks for the chance to win! I want to improve my coloring skills!

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  75. Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful giveaway! I would love to see new techniques and more on watercoloring. Happy New Year!

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  76. Karen, your work is beautiful. Just show us more of your cards and techniques you use.

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  77. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work. Have a blessed 2017,

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  78. Happy 2017! Love to see more manly cards.

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  79. Cute cards! I look forward to seeing what you design in 2017!

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  80. Sweet card--I like the colors. I would like to see unique ways to use stamps.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  81. Cute card and would love to see more watercolor cards!

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  82. I'm new to your blog so I don't know enough to be able to answer the "what I'd like to see more of" question but from what I can see, you sure are talented so maybe just keep doing what you're doing because I can tell you love it! Thank you for the generous prize opportunity. Cheers to an exciting & crafty new year!

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  83. First time here,
    but I need to learn
    more about water
    coloring, if you
    do that. Thanks
    for the giveaway.
    Carla from Utah

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  84. Super cute!!! Thank you for the chance to win an awesome prize! I am looking forward to graduating from college this year so I can get back to my crafting. I would love to learn how to watercolor those fabulous backgrounds. Happy New Year!!! hollysilva911@hotmail.com

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  85. Happy New Year! Your card is adorable thanks for sharing! Thank you for participating in the blog hop and giving us a chance to win a great prize.

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  86. I think everything you have planned works for me. I don't know what else I might want. Happy New Year! Thanks for having me.

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  87. WOW - I am excited about this coming year!! I love seeing coloring (so more of that) and this Lawn Fawn stamp set is one I have had my eye on for awhile now!! Happy New Year!!

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  88. The cards in your blog look awesome, so it would be nice to include videos to show how you achieved the beautiful end results. Thanks for the chance to win a cute stamp set. I wish you a happy and prosperous 2017.

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  89. Happy 2017! I'd like videos featuring techniques and your process.

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  90. Love that you have boys. I'm new to card making but would love to see your techniques as I continue to learn!

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  91. Such a cute card with nice soft colors! I am not real familiar with your work so I would like to see more in general and I like watercoloring and copic coloring so cards with those included.

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  92. Glad to meet you! I am blessed to be surrounded by 20 grandchildren.. Girls are easy... Boys are hard to create for. I would love to see more cards that lean more towards little boys... thanks for the generous prize!

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  93. I would love to see some inspiration for creating cards for boys/men. I tend to struggle with masculine cards.

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  94. Your cards are lovely. I would also like to see more cards for the males in our lives

    Kathleen

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  95. Thanks for the great inspiration all year long! I would love to see more of your beautiful stamping and die cut combinations! Have a warm and wonderful 2017!
    Michele

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  96. Happy New Year, Karen. I am new to your blog, so what I would like to see is in general what I enjoy seeing. Stamping and die cut combinations are always of interest as are tips for watercolor and copic coloring.
    Thanks for sharing and chance to win.

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  97. Fun card, Karen! I just love those Yeti's. I would love to see some interactive cards from you. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Thank you for taking part in the Seasons of Giving Blog Hop. Appreciate the chance to win your fabulous giveaway! Happy 2017!


    Sammibug in Ohio

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  98. Masculine cards and cards for very young boys and girls
    ColleenB.~Texas

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  99. Happy New Year, Karen! Cute card :)

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  100. I just love Lawn Fawn. And your card is real cute. I would like to see more masculine cards and more shakers. I just love shaker cards!!

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  101. I'm new to your blog, but judging by the comments and the look of your cards I'd say you know your stuff. Which is great, I'm not new to this but I'm very slow due to some disability I have. So what would help me is either more videos or photos with step by step instructions. God bless you in 2017

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  102. I'm late to comment and have followed you for long time and lost most of the companies or blogs. I have one thing to say about some blog hops in the last year or so they are way too big. Who has time to visit that list of this blog hop. I know I don't and I will assume many don't. I would prefer a more manageable list, no just this hop but many I've seen lately. I love video's and shaker cards. Masculine would be good but they are so hard to create.

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  103. Your Yeties are so cute!!! Adorable card, too. Thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous prize!

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  104. Thanks for the chance to win. I am new to paper crafting and look forward to learning new techniques to make beautiful cards.

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  105. This is my first time at your blog, so I'm not sure what you have/haven't done. I love learning new techniques.

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  106. Your card designs are always so sweet and love your colouring skills. I live in New Zealand but have a friend I would love to surprise in the US if I was lucky enough to win!!

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  107. Wow I love your card! I think I'm going to just look forward to seeing more beautiful projects from you!

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  108. What a fun card. I love to see the same set used to create a masculine and feminine card. Happy New Year!

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  109. Sweet card! happy 2017! I would love to see more masculine cards!!

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  110. Glad to hear you were able to do more crafting this year! Wishing you many blessings in 2027!

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  111. I would love to see tutorials using Lawn Fawn stamps and dies (my very favorite!) and Copic coloring. Thank you for participating in this amazing blog hop and your generous prize! Happy New Year!

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  112. Good for you, it is hard to be away but always fun to come back to crafting! I would echo the masculine cards, as I have many men in my life both large and small!

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  113. Love your style. I love to see birthday cards.

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  114. Absolutely love your cards. I know i can't win products from these blogs but I just wanted to say a quick thankyou for all the inspiration your blogs give me. Although I'm yet to make A CARD lol
    My card making stash is getting quite big now so I should expect to be making cards after my next delivery whoop Whoop got some real good bargains in the new years sales here in the UK.
    There a lot of blogs on this blog hop but I will get to them all over a course of a week (fingers crossed) Do any of the blogs in this hop send prizes to the UK? or are any digi files I could win? Many thanks again for everyone's help and tutorials. Happy 2017 everybody. X

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  115. I would love to see more cards with Lawn Fawn stamps. Im a big lawn fawn lover and I did some of your work and it's just simply adorable. THank you so much for the chance.

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  116. Love Lawn Fawn. wishing you lots of crafting time in 2017.
    gildamc@hotmail.com

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  117. Love your cards! I would love to see more masculine cards also. Happy 2017!

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  118. Aww... what a sweet card! I always love seeing new techniques and how to get more out of dies and stamps I already have. I especially love seeing tutorials on interactive and 3d cards. Thanks for the chance to win this sweet set!

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  119. Such a cute card. I would love to see some valentines love cards. Its my favorite time of the year. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a cute stamp set.

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