Friday, April 8, 2011

Gina K CSS Alumni Inspiration Hop!!

Hi everyone and welcome to a fabulous inspiration hop!!  You should have arrived from Kay's blog, if not be sure to start at Stamp TV, you don't want to miss a thing!!  Carolina gave us this great inspiration piece:

My inspiration came from Premier 5, I just loved the colors and knew Melanie's Spring Basket set would be perfect!!  The other day I was looking through some of Gina's videos and thought her Weathered Wood technique would be fun for the basket, I hadn't tried it until I made this card and now I've done it a couple of times, it is really a fun technique!!  I let the paper sit for quie a while to be sure it was dry and embossed the basket, the flowers were colored with Copics, a couple of them I colored a second time and attached with foam tape.  I scored a few lines above, below and then middle and added a couple tiny strips of dp from the newest Stamp TV kit.  I embossed the hello stamp from Stenciled Spring, love this font!!
Be sure to head over to Melissa's blog to see what she has for you to see!!
Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (April 12th), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Spring Basket & Stenciled Spring
Paper:  Gina K White & Lemon Drop
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black & Versamark, Vivid Tuscan Tan, Taupe & Coffee Bean
Tools/Accessories:  Foam Tape, Zing Chestnut Embossing Powder, Rhinestones, Copics

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173 comments:

  1. Very pretty card, Lori! The basket of flowers is just beautiful!

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  2. I love the basket of flowers! The card is perfect.

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  3. Lori- wonderful take on the inspiration! The basket looks real and your coloring is fabulous!

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  4. Beautiful, Lori. I love the weathered wood treatment on the basket, and the background detailing...it's all so beautiful. Great take on the premier.

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  5. Beautiful, Lori! LOVE the weathered wood and these soft, fresh colors!

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  6. Such a pretty card Lori! I love the weathered wood. Looks like great minds think alike with the flowers.

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  7. What a lovely card Lori! Love the basket of flowers, and you did a great job with the weathered wood! I still have to try that technique!

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  8. Love the simplicity of your design.

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  9. Very pretty and love the colors you used!!!

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  10. Love you card and the colors just pop. What a beauty!!

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  11. Love you card, very clean and simple, very pretty.

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  12. Very pretty card.That spring basket set is such a winner.
    crafty teacher

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  13. I love your clean simple design that allows that beautiful basket of flowers to take center stage.

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  14. Love your card. I love the basket of flowers!

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  15. This is so nice. I love how you used the inspiration.

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  16. So very pretty and I love the technique you have used on the basket!

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  17. Beautiful basket of flowers!

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  18. What sweet simplicity!
    Hugs
    Judy Clarke

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  19. I enlarged the picture to see all the amazing detail to the basket. You really mastered this technique! Beautiful card and great inspiration. :)

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  20. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

    scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

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  21. Love the colors of your flowers.
    Chrissy

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  22. Definitely a welcome to spring/summer card!

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  23. Great job on your coloring! Beautiful card.

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  24. Love the basket of flowers. Such a pretty card.

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  25. Spring must be here! Very pretty!

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  26. Lovely card...
    Stampartmary@yahoo.com

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  27. Sweet! Perfect card to send to my sister ... she loves her flowers!

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  28. Love your basket of flowers. Such a nice CAS card.

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  29. Beautiful card and so different from the others using this inspirational cookie. Love the primary white space, it just makes those basket of flowers pop. I'll have to try the weathered wood effect it sure turned out great here!

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  30. Love the basket. Your card is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

    kim
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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  31. Beautiful coloring. The basket of flowers is wonderful!

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  32. Very nice card. Love that color combination.

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  33. Lovely card. The weathered wood technique makes the basket look real

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  34. What a great take on the inspiration piece. I love the simplicity.

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  35. I love your basket of flowers. Lovely take on the inspiration.

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  36. The basket of flowers just jump out so beautifully. Very pretty card!

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  37. Very pretty card ! Knowing your hop inspiration is cookies, I'm getting hungry for a snack...:-)

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  38. A simple idea executed exquisitely...

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  39. This is so pretty...and this is one of my favorite stamp sets. LOVE the basket.

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  40. I love the basket full of flowers. It really turned out cute. Thank you.

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  41. Holy moly, that basket and all the white space are totally eye catching!! What a wonderful creation!

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  42. So simple but ever so beautiful! Love the weathered wood technique, makes the basket look real. Love those flowers!
    Blessings Bernie

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  43. I, too love the weathered wood technique and it was a great choice on this card!

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  44. Great clean and simple look ....perfect flowers.

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  45. Love your basket of flowers!! So pretty!

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  46. WOW!!! What a gorgeous card!! i love it!!! Amazing colors!!

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  47. Nice to see color interpretation and beautiful technique!

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  48. Very nice card. It is different from the cookie, but I can see where the inspiration came from.

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  49. I liked the way you used this stamp set. I'll have to investigate the weathered wood technique.

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  50. very nice, love the basket of flowers

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  51. Such talent! lovely flowers and the basket is an inspiration to me to try that technique.

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  52. Very pretty take on that cookie. Spring is in the air! :)

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  53. What a pretty card! I love the purple/lavender. The flowers "pop" with the copic markers. The basket is so real looking. I love that technique. Very spring.

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  54. Beautiful clean and simple card!! love the basket and coloring! nice job!

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  55. I do like the weathered wood look. I'll have to look up the video. This would make a nice mother's day card. Great job!

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  56. This card is really pretty!! I love the basket of flowers!! I think I might have to break down and buy that stamp set!!!

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  57. Very pretty! Love the way you used the dp in strips like that.

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  58. I need to try that technique for the basket

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  59. Love your basket idea, very pretty card.

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  60. Lovely crad, Lori. Perfect little basket of flowers to match up with that cookie, nicely done!

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  61. I love CAS and your card!! The bling in the flower centers is great!!

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  62. so springy! Gonna have to try the weathered wood technique.

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  63. Beautiful! Love the flower basket!

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  64. Lovely card. Your flowers look amazing.

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  65. What a great hop for inspiration!!! Thanks for sharing your creation. It's lovely...

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  66. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. Lori - Love your card! Thanks for sharing it.

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  68. Love the basket of flowers. What a pretty card.

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  69. Great card for any reason or season!

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  70. Beautifully done. Love the basket of flowers that you used.
    Marcie

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  71. Love the embossed lines on your card. Very nice for Spring. :D

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  72. Love the basket of flowers. Very pretty!

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  73. Love your card and the stamp set!
    Joyce

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  74. Lori, so simple but yet beautiful.
    Definitely a card for Easter or Spring!!!!!

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  75. I really like what you did with this card! It's a great use of Melanie's basket stamp. Thanks for sharing.

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  76. Like how you scored the lines..and the basket and flowers ... beautiful, nice card...

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  77. Very lovely card which came out perfect. Thanks for sharing.

    Joan
    MN
    gjgarlough@aol.com

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  78. Beautiful basket of flowers! I love your card!

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  79. love your card! Your coloring is beautiful!

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  80. Lovely card !!!

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  81. Love the colors. Beautiful card.

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  82. Welcome Spring!!!!loved the flowers.....

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  83. OK, OK, I have to get this set! I love your basket of flowers! What a wonderful spring card!

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  84. the scoring really adds a nice touch. i must remember to DO that.

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  85. Your basket of flowers is so wonderful and I love the addition of the scoring!

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  86. Really like how the basket turned out. Have to try that technique.

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  87. Beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  88. Gorgeous Lori - LOVE it!!! Well done.

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  89. Flowers and basket are so pretty!! One more set on the list.

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  90. Great card. Love your basket and flowers

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  91. Great card!!!! Love the sweet basket of flowers!!!

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  92. Beautiful basket of daisies!

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  93. What a pretty card, love the basket of flowers.

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  94. Love your take on that cookie. The basket of flowers is gorgeous.

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  95. Very pretty--I like the colors and the scored lines.

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  96. Very "springy"

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  97. Very elegant, Lori. Excellent coloring on the basket of flowers! What a WOW card.

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  98. Beautiful card. I love the color. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  99. I love the technique you used on the basket -- it makes your basket look very real.

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  100. A very pretty card, I love CAS.

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  101. Love how you incorporated the stripes in your card and the pearls in the flower centers Lori - very pretty. I like your blog title too - so happy & positive, just like you! :)

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  102. Simply beautiful :) The coloring is stunning :) Just lovely!
    Kim Marie

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  103. Pretty card, love the flower basket and the color scheme

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  104. This is beautiful! Clean, simple yet absolutely gorgeous!!

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  105. Amazing card! The colors are perfect.

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  106. I love your card. I love the way you colored and shaded the flowers. Very pretty.

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  107. A very pretty card and a great rendition of the colors and stripes of your cookie inspiration. TFS

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  108. Lovely card. Welcoming spring, which everyone is ready for.

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  109. A Basket full of Spring time!!!

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  110. What a sweet basket of flowers! TFS!

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  111. Very pretty, I love looking how everyone made there cookie cards
    http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

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  112. Simple and lovely! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  113. great card, love the basket.

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  114. Simple and sensational. That flower basket is just charming.

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  115. Stunning lori, just wonderfully done!! Love this stamp set one of my favorites, and your choice is so well done!! Love the basket, great job all over!!
    Thanks
    Donna Przy....

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  116. Really nice card! I love the simple style!

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  117. such a sweet card. love the basket. but the daisies are my fave part.

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  118. Lori I need to get this stamp you have made my mind up awsome job

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  119. Very nice....love the basket of flowers! Great look! and good cookie match!

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  120. Love the card and the look of the basket.

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  121. Loved the basket. I will definitely check out the weathered wood technique.

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  122. Your choice of colors made a very beautiful card. Thanks

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  123. Really pretty card. One of my favorite stamp sets. Very nice job.

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  124. What a beautiful card, love the colors used.

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  125. Great design and beautiful coloring!

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  126. Love the basket and the flowers and the card.

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  127. Pretty card. Interesting take n the cookie pattern!

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  128. Very Pretty. I'll have to try it.

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  129. I just love this card. Tks for sharing!

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  130. beautiful spring card. Makes me want my set "now" :)
    Thanks for sharing

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  131. ...all the work you put into this card sure paid off.. its wonderful.. and that touch of bling.. lovely.. mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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  132. The card is definitely cookie inspired. Thank you for sharing.

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  133. The basket of flowers is just lovely and they look such pretty

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  134. Great interpretation of the inspiration, Lori, beautiful card!

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  135. Love your take on the inspiration cookie! That basket of flowers is gorgeous.

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  136. Pretty card with a darling basket of flowers.

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  137. Great colors, stamps and details--a winning combination!

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  138. Great card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  139. I like your interpretation on this, so out of the box but I know exactly which cookie you went with.

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  140. Pretty card! I loved that basket stamp the very first time I ever watched gina's video on stamptv. So I bought it for myself right away! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  141. Love your card.
    mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

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  142. I just loved those popping flowers really cute!!!

    hughs from mexico city

    http;//artescrapbydiana.blogspot.com

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  143. What a pretty basket full of spring flowers. I like the strips of DP behind as well as the embossed lines on your background paper.

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  144. Lovely basket of flowers, you could almost have taken the inspiration from Premier 6 as well as 5. It's very pretty.

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  145. Love the blog hops - you all are so inspiring! Really like your BASKET! Thanks for sharing, Lori! Have a great day!

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  146. GMTA - we used the same cookie as inspiration piece and came out with such different results. The basket of flowers is so darlin' and love the CAS layout! Darlin', darlin' card!!!

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  147. Beautiful card.I like the embossing & the basket of flowers looks so springy.

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  148. This turned out well - simple but striking.

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  149. A tisket a tasket, I just love this beautiful basket. Thnx for sharing.
    Hugs, Dottie

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  150. Good thinking to use the weathered wood technique for the basket. Nice job. :-)

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