Monday, March 28, 2011

Welcome, Lily Pad!


Hello, friends! I hope you hopped here from Vicky's fabulous blog, because I am the second stop in the inaugural Lily Pad Blog Hop! Starting today, seven blogs will be featured daily and will culminate on Friday, April 1st with the Grand Opening of Lily Pad Cards.

Lily Pad Cards is a brand new challenge blog featuring challenges, interviews, articles, videos and great prizes from some awesome sponsors. And although it doesn't officially launch until April 1, 2011, you'll see a sneak peek every day until then.

Please stop by the different blogs and be sure to comment each day, because there are three prize packages with a total retail value of $800, including a $100 gift certificate to a very popular online store! Go here for specific prize details and contest rules.

The hop's theme is "Welcome" because we're welcoming Lily Pad Cards, and welcoming all of you to come and join the fun! Here's my card.


I used Poppystamps' Bobby Bird, paired with some Brioche papers from Memory Box. To make the banner, I punched out circles from the same Brioche paper and cut them in half, then stamped HELLO, using Lawn Fawn's Harold's ABCs. (The twine was recycled from a Lawn Fawn stamp order. Thanks, Kelly Marie!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Your next stop on the hop is Amy's awesome blog. I can't wait to see what she has in store for us! If you hit a bad link, you can always go to Lily Pad Cards and click on the next link in the hop. Please report any bad links to webmaster@inklinkz.com.

Happy Hopping! See you at the Lily Pad Grand Opening on April 1st!

Stamps: Poppystamps Bobby Bird, Lawn Fawn Harold's ABCs
Cardstock: Hero Arts kraft
Paper: Memory Box Brioche
Other: Copics, Nestabilities, Martha Stewart hydrangea border punch, 
circle punch, Liquid Pearls, pop dots, twine

209 comments:

  1. Adorable card, Donna! Glad to be hopping along with you today!

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  2. Donna, this is such a sweet card! I can't think of a cuter way to welcome readers. :)

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  3. Love your sweet welcome card, Donna!! The banner is so clever, wonderful up-cycling too with the twine! I'm so happy you are a stop on the hop today!
    blessings~

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  5. Cute and a new site that I need to visit
    hugs

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  6. Beautiful, Donna - love these happy colors! What a great start to the hop!

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  7. Congratulations on the blog hop...love your card...very very cute!

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  8. What a fun way to do the sentiment, love it!

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  9. Ahhh what an adorable card sweet DDDDD. It's just your style total sweetness. Thinking of you always. Hugs Kathy

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  10. Love the paper you've used, Donna! Adorable card! Such a fun and exciting day!

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  11. So super adorable Donna, love your banner and the wonderful papers.
    Have a hoppy day ;)

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  12. Adorable card Donna! Thanks for the sweet sweet welcome!

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  13. I love your cute card, Donna! Your sweet banner is adorable and I love how you used that flower edge punch! Wonderful colouring too!

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  14. Such a cute card. I LOVE the half-circle banner!

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  15. This so sweet! Glad you joined us in the hop! Wonderful coloring!

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  16. Very cute--I like the colors and the banner.

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  17. Caaaaaa-ute little welcome card Donna!! I'm looking forward to all the hop-along fun all week. xx

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  18. such a super sweet card Donna.. love it!!! :)

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  19. Soooooooooooo cute Donna love poppy stamps and your card is just too cute!

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  20. Sweet!!!!!! So happy to see your card and your blog on this hop!!!!

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  21. Aaahhh Donna - this is sooooo cute - love the little banner. Great debut on Lily Pad!
    HUGS,
    Sanne

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  22. SO sweet, and I really love that little banner!

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  23. Beautiful Donna! I love that flowery border!

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  24. I love this cheerful card and the colors you have used, Donna!

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  25. Hi Donna, This is so exciting. I love your card. It is just adroable. love all the colors and the fun with you little guy. Hugs, lisa G

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  26. Donna - love how you used the patterned paper to set off your adorable little one! Great coloring. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Your card is so sweet- love the use of the flower punch!

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  28. Donna, adore what you created - just beautiful. Hope the wedding plans are going well. Hugs to you. Deirdre

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  29. The card is adorable. I love these hops, you get to see products used and companies that you might not have heard of. So happy to see your work!

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  30. Aw, this card is darling! And I just love the way it comes together. Great image, papers, and layout.

    Can't wait to hear more about Lily Pad! It sure sounds like a lot of fun!

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  31. very fun! congrats for being one of the inaugural featured blogs!

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  32. Adorable card Donna - love the sweet sentiment. :)

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  33. Love your card and so excited to be hoppin'!

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  34. Great card. I love this super cute image.

    Hugs
    Penni
    X

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  35. Lovely card you have created! Have a nice start!

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  36. CUTE CUTE CUTE!! All your sweetness and talent come through in this lovely card! I {heart} this and YOU!! Hope the wedding planning is going well. xoxo

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  37. Oh this is so adorable!!! So clever of you to recycle the twine! It looks great!

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  38. So cute! And so exciting about the Lily Pad giveaway.

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  39. Lovely card Donna!!! So sweet! Thank you so much for supporting and hoping along with us!!!!

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  40. Super cute card Donna, love all this hopping, here I go again!!!lol

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  41. That is a very neat card Donna. I have never seen that boy before :)

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  42. I never would have thought of using the border stamp like that with patterned papers but it really looks fabulous.

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  43. Cute card Donna! Love your banner.

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  44. Gorgeous card, Donna! How exciting this is!

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  45. Cute cheerful card. Love the banner! Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  46. What a beauty so adorable and great colours too.

    Marie

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  47. Oh Donna, you always have the cutest cards and this one totally makes me smile! I love the bright, happy colors you used on Bobby Bird and that sentiment banner you made looks fantastic! :)

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  48. Thanks for your banner tip- so cute! Congrats on being asked to participate in this fun new adventure!

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  49. Such a CUTE card! Love that image =) TFS!

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  50. Great card! I love the banner ;D Congrats!

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  51. Love the card, how adorable!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  52. Gorgeous Donna! I love this little guy! I hope the wedding prep is going well : )

    Arabella

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  53. What a sweet card! Margaret Kapteyn

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  54. Sweeeeeet card donna, isn't this a fun hop! Jo x

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  55. I love the way you layered those patterns

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  56. Hi Donna what a fun card! Hope the plans for your daughter's wedding are going well! :>

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  57. What a cute and lovely card! Love it! Congrats on your new challenge blog, i´ll look forward to follow everyon on Lily Pad Cards :))

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  58. How stinkin' adorable is this!!!!!

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  59. How sweet Donna! Lovely welcome card.

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  60. Such a cute card, love it!! :) :) :)

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  61. Super cute card Donna I love it =P

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  62. hi donna, wow, exciting! love your cute card too.

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  63. hi donna! cute card...especially love that banner!

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  64. You had me at Hello! Sweet card and what a darling little image!

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  65. What a cute banner and love the little guy, Donna! I'm honored to be hopping along with you.

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  66. Love the little hello banner and the image is super sweet! Enjoying the hop!
    Robin

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  67. Love love love your card Donna! So happy to see you on the list.

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  68. So cute! Can't wait to see the happening on friday!

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  69. Love your adorable card design Donna! Your DPs and banner are fab and I love your cute image! Take care and big hugs!

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  70. This is sweet and adorable, Donna! Love the image and your banner is just wonderful!

    I hope every thing is going well with the wedding coming up, I'm always thinking of you... big hugs!! Have a beautiful week!

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  71. So sweet Donna, love the puched border on patterned paper

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  72. what a cute card! I am excited about the challenge!

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  73. Yay, this sounds like it's going to be fun. Your card is so cute. TFS.

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  74. Oh my gosh, I must find out where to buy the stamp. SO cute.

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  75. SO glad to be hopping on your lily pad! Cute card!

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  76. i never thought to use a border punch that way! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  77. Another absolutely adorably perfect card!So much fun to find out today what all the secretive hints were about! Looks like we are in for a lot of fun!

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  78. Really cute card! Love Bobby Bird! Good tip to just cut circles in half to make a banner. Thank you for sharing.

    Katie

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  79. So excited about the new blog! I love the banner!

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  80. Oh, another adorable card with a bird, love the Poppy stamps. This is all so exciting :)

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  81. Darling card, I love how you made the banner. Thanks for welcoming us all, this will be such a fun place to stop and play! Patti

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  82. Very pretty papers Donna! Luv how you used the Poppystamps. Hope all is well . . . isn't the big day coming around soon? :) Enjoy every minute of your DD special day!

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  83. Glad to be part of the hop. Love the way your banner is made with circles folded in half.

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  84. Too cute. Really like the flower border! Happy Hopping!

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  85. cute card!! loving this blog hop!!

    tfs

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  86. Very cute. I'm brand new to all this and love peeking at your blog.

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  87. Way too cute Donna!!! Completely sweet and adorable!!

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  88. What a cute card!love the banner. Congrats on your new line!!!

    Joanie

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  89. cute cute cute!! you colored Bobby handsome, Donna!! =) love the yummy paper you used, too! did you cut the banners with a die? love your fabulous card!

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  90. Great card. Love those Lawn Fawn stamps!!

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  91. WOW... what a great surprise and loved the banner.

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  92. Sweet card! Cute stamp and I like the papers & the way you've used the border punch here. TFS ;-)

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  93. Aww this is so cute Donna! Love this :)

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  94. ooohh.. the image is so cute and beautifully coloured! I love this card!

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  95. That card is soooo cute, love it!

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  96. Your card is so cute! I loove the hello banner :)

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  97. 138 comments! holy cow! couldn't seem to find the end! lol! lovely card. love how you made the two DP layered. clever idea. love what you did. I am totally practicing with the seam binding! having lots of fun! thanks so much! have a good week!

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  98. So sweet, I love this card.
    xAndrea

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  99. too cute Donna! Such fun colors and love the DP you use.

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  100. Great card! I love the flower border and the banner.
    *smiles*
    debbi

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  101. Super super cute card Donna..sending hugs your way!

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  102. Fab card and love the daisy edge.

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  103. Love the color scheme on this card. Looking forward to the launch of Lily Pad!

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  104. Good Morning Donna...very cute card and thanks for sharing with us. Just hopping the lily pads and croaking my merry "Spring" songs.
    (I couldn't get Vicky's blog to come up)
    On to my next Lily Pad now. Have a great day!

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  105. ohh it's so cute !!! I like the border of your blue paper ! so cute too.

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  106. adorable banner! that little person/gnome? i love her

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  107. your card is lovely. i especially like how you made the little flower border.

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  108. So darling Donna! Love your precious image and that banner is too cute!

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  109. So welcoming. That little person is just cute..hope all is well with the wedding preps. Enjoy!

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  110. This card is SOOOOO CUTE!!! Love LOVE love! Lovin' the frog blog hop! :)

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  111. Darling! Love the stamp and love the half circle banner!!! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

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  112. So cute, Donna! Your style shines :) Love it!

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  113. This is a cute little card!! Great color combo. Can't wait for Lily Pad!!

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  114. I think this is adorable.. and I love the little banner you have going on :) so cute..HUGS

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  115. very cute card, love the pretty papers!

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  116. Donna, that is such a cute card!!! So enjoying this new blog hop, I am a day late, but better late then never!! :) Great blog by the way!!!
    Donna Przy.....

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  117. Donna - your cards are always my favorites and I love the way you used that border punch!
    Lura

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  118. Just love your sweet card, Donna! The banner with half circle is darling!

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  119. Love your card...love the hopping, good luck and thanks

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  120. Love that border punch...cute card!

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  121. This is such an adorable card.... I really love the banner w/ the twine on the ends!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  122. I LOVE the papers you used! Thanks for sharing.

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  123. Love the idea about making a banner out of circles!

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  124. Super cute -- love the banner and the little bird on the branch.

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  125. Such a sweet little card and little girl is trying to look so innocent...lol

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  126. hi donna! as always, you've made another adorable card!

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  127. SWEET card - such a precious little image...and the banner is so cute and trendy. Well done!

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  128. Such a cute card...love the image. TFS!

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  129. Oh so cute! What a darling image, love the banner!

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  130. Love your sweet welcome card! the flower boarder in middle is perfect!

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  131. Fun card - I adore the punched edge on the pattern paper!

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  132. Donna this is such a sweet, adorable card!

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  133. This is adorable! I love that image and Memory Box papers!

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  134. A very cute card. Love the background papers and the border punch in between, very clever.

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  135. So cute, I love the rounded banner!

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  136. Cute card, Donna. I need the Lawn Fawn alphabet.

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  137. Hey, Donna glad to have your blog again...how's the wedding?
    And your card shows some cutie and lovely image with awesome backgournd and the MS border puncher...SO CUTE!! happy crafting!!!

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