Saturday, March 20, 2010

Here's How to Make 2 Cards in Less Than 3 Minutes

Welcome to the Operation Write Home Spring Break Blog Hop 2010. If you arrived here from Amy Catalogna's blog, Greetings, after starting from the OWH Stars and Stamps Blog, then you are in the right place!! If not, you may wish to start at the Stars and Stamps Blog to get ALL of the details on the hop!!

I have very high hopes for this card! I pray it will leave the man, woman, or child who receives it with a feeling of hope, a feeling of spring, a feeling of new life! Well, maybe I have gotten a little carried away – but I do know this – the person who receives this card, or any OWH card, will know that their deployed hero is thinking of them whether they are in Afghanistan, Iraq, or another place far from home. Our heroes will know that we support them as they make many known and unknown sacrifices in their lives for us.

Now, as the title of my post indicates, here is a little known secret of how YOU can make two cards in less than three minutes. Simply go to the end of this post and for each comment left in the Comments Section, I will make two cards for OWH. I so enjoy reading your comments and I am hoping that if almost everyone leaves a comment, I might have to make around 200 cards!

Next, please hop on over to Joscie’s blog, OHScrap! and thank you so much for coming by. Don't forget to leave your comment! Enjoy the hop! Blessings,

Card Recipe: The card created for today’s hop uses a digital image that was donated to the Stars and Stamps Blog compliments of Fred, She Said Digital Designs for the Stars and Stamps Tulip Trio Tutorial. I added the sentiment to the image on my computer, printed it, and colored it using Copic Markers (RV21, RV23, RV25, YG93, YG95, and C1). I used a stamp from Wonderful Wings by Stampin Up for the butterfly and colored it with Copic’s V12 and V15. (PLEASE NOTE: The butterfly has glitter on it, which cannot be sent unless one covers it with something such as Crystal 3D effects so that the glitter cannot come off the card. (Glitter can make heroes visible at night.) The paper is Solar White (Neenah), Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon (Papertrey Ink). I used pink grosgrain ribbon by Offray, half pearls purchased in bulk from eBay, and die cuts by Spellbinders.

116 comments:

  1. Hi and Happy Blog Hop, Louise! I'm early-birding. :) I love the colors in your tulips. If everyone keeps talking about these copic markers, I'm going to end up buying them, and I don't even like to color on my cards that much! :)

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  2. Lovely card! Your explanation was well written also. I've been looking into purchasing some spellbinder dies - you make me want to do that more! Enjoy the hop and keep carding!

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  3. Great card abd I love that you are making cards for each comment-- you are going to be busy!! Thanks for sharing! Diane

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  4. Oooh lots of us are using the tulip digi - I love what you did with yours! That is one stunning butterfly too!

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  5. Two more cards! YOU GO! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work, and I love that tulip digi - I haven't downloaded it yet but now after seeing all these lovely cards I think I will have to! Thank you for your support of OWH!

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  6. Great tips, great blog. Thank you for supporing our troops. God Bless!

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  7. I am going to have to download the digi stamp too! I just got a set of Copic markers awhile back and have not used them much. I hope you reach your goal. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. You really had me going -- I wanted to know how you created that beautiful card in less than three minutes!

    Great job on coloring!

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  10. Love the butterfly! Very cute!

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  11. What a pretty card! I was so inspired, I went and got the digi so I can create some pretties too!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. WOW! And I hope you do need to make a lot of cards after the hop :)

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  13. I Love the pearls at the ends of the curly Q's and of course purple -I love the colors!!

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  14. You are so generous. I will say good job good job! now you can make 4 cards! This card is inspiring, so beautiful.

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  15. Just beautiful Louise. Love the butterfly accent, so pretty and the colors are perfect for this time of year. :)

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  16. I also really love the butterfly accent and love how you shaded the tulips. Have a great day!

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  17. super cute - I would have never thought to put the pink ribbon behind the flowers and love love love the sentiment

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  18. I like the half pearls you used to embellish the embossed swirl background. The butterfly is amazing - the body looks real! I am stitcherpa from pearx2 at zoominternet dot net

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  19. Oh you are going to be a busy girl. Thanks you for making a card for me. What a great idea. Your coloring is wonderful. I will have to check out the tutorial. Thanks for all you did in this one post!

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  20. Louise, what a great idea for a challenge! You're going to be a busy stamping bee by the end of today! Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us, too! =)

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  21. Beautiful card! I know the troops appreciate all you do!

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  22. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for making cards for OWH!

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  23. What a lovely card. I love that butterfly. Thanks for the tip on making 2 cards in less than 3 minutes.

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  24. Well since I love Butterflies this card is beautiful so pretty with the colors. I've been making cards all week and have 70 made but plan to make more so I can ship out all the Mother's day cards by Monday.
    God Bless you Trinity,
    Jeanine

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  25. Oh, what a beautiful card! I love the colors that you used for this card especially for the tulips. Thanks for making two cards for me. Thank you very much!

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  26. Simply gorgeous! Love your coloring and all the little details! What a cute idea to challenge yourself to make more cards. Thanks for making 2 for me:)

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  27. Beautiful card and LOVE the digi! Thanks for all you do for OWH!!

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  28. Beautiful card! I love the colors you've used. Thanks for making 2 cards just for my little comment! And fro a military wife thanks for participating and helping those families who are apart from their loved ones.

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  29. Gorgeous card! I LOVE that butterfly! ...WOW are you going to be busy!! Thanks for all your hard work!

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  30. Wow, this is gorgeous! LOVE the butterfly and how you talked about the use of glitter in your ingredients, great job! Thank you for making cards for OWH along with the rest of us!

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  31. Your card is simply gorgeous, I really like the pearls you added and the butterfly is so pretty. I love FSS images too. Happy Saturday!

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  32. Beautiful card! I love the butterfly especially. Thank you for your comments about OWH. I have a grandson in Afghanistan. I thank God for people like you who encourage our heroes!

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  33. I love the butterfly accent! Such a lovely card and thank you for taking on the challenge of making so many cards! from a VET who now makes cards for OWH.
    hiscreation2@hotmail.com

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  34. I know that your "high hopes" will do just that for the people enjoying it. What a nice prayer that goes along with the paper it is made on.

    Thank you for making 2 cards in my 3 minutes...it took me a minute to get that. Thanks for what you do for OWH.

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  35. I love the little bling you added into the embossed background. Fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  36. Louise your card is gorgeous! I love the touch the butterfly adds to this card. Thanks for your dedication to such a great organization. I am so proud to be involved with OWH!

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  37. Beautiful card! Thanks for hopping!

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  38. You're going to be a mighty busy lady to get all those cards made! I thought you were going to share a super-duper-quick-and-sneaky technique, but this is cool too... :)

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  39. Beautiful card! I love how you popped the butterfly off the card!

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  40. Looks like you have a bunch of stamping to do based on all these comments. I adore your design and the butterfly is fantastic.

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  41. Loving the tulips!!! I also like how you used the pearls on the swirl background...very nice!!!

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  42. Beautiful card! Love the glittery butterfly and purple tulips are my favorite!!

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  43. I am really liking the image you all have used for your cards. The colors are great.

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  44. Wow, you are going to be a busy lady, Louise!! Bravo to you! Your card is beautiful...love the glittery butterfly.

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  45. Love that tulip image! Beautiful card!

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  46. I like the cuttlebug background and the bling.

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  47. Great use of that tulip digi. It looks like you will be busy making cards.

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  48. That butterfly stamp is absolutely beautiful!

    You're going to be really busy it appears!

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  49. Thanks for such a nice explanation of your process! The card is stunning!

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  50. I agree with above - your card is very stunning! I really love the butterfly, wishing mine would look that good, so I'll need to keep practicing!! Thanks for sharing. Looks like you have lots of work ahead of you! :D

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  51. Oh my goodness! Louise you are going to be very busy for an Excellent reason! I'm so happy that I'm going to add to your loving donation to OWH with your very talented paper crafting!!!
    You card is beautiful and thanks for the reminder about glitter and how to prevent it from coming off should we do it. Your 3-D affects are perfect and I love the layering. My favorite colors are present in this card! Any shade of Purple.
    Thank you for participating in the OWH Spring Blog Hop!
    Love your Blog!
    Big Hugs,
    Smilin' Sher

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  52. Your card is gorgeous, Louise! I love the textures you used in your background.

    My comment has you up to 110 cards. You go girl!!! You're doing a wonderful thing.

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  53. Love your card....I only see that I'm the #57 but the post above me says 110 then it would be your 111 card to make....good luck and have fun with.....

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  54. I love the butterfly....Your coloring is beautiful as well. Smiles...Tammy

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  55. The butterfly is GORGEOUS...I love this card! Thank you for sharing it!

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  56. Looks like you are going to be very busy making cards:) I really like this card. The butterfly looks so real. Great colors. Made me smile just looking at it. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  57. What a great idea for a blog bonus! I'm happy to see that you are going to be really busy.
    Your card is beautiful. Love the little pearls on the embossed background.

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  58. You sound a lot like me. I am also retired and love to make cards for OWH. I can spend the day in "my room" and wonder where the time went.

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  59. Okay I am guillable. When I saw your beautiful sparkly card, I thought no way would I be able to make that card in 2 mins. hee hee! I love love love how you added the rhinestones to the embossed mat. I am totally stealing that. Hope you don't mind :0)

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  60. Oh how lovely, beautiful butterfly!
    Awesome of you to make more cards!
    Blessings!

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  61. I love the bling :) fabulous card- someone in a hero's life will be touched by it

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  62. Oh my what a gorgeous butterfly! It just pops off the card with it's beautiful colors!
    Have fun making cards for OWH. I have a feeling you'll be busy for a while :) I just packed mine up earlier today and will mail them on Monday:)

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  63. Louise, what a gorgeous card. I love the coloring on the digital image (yes I recognize it as one that OWH sent us recently) - what fun you have ahead of you spending your 'retirement' days crafting, and what a clever way to inspire others. TFS

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  64. Beautiful butterfly. I like the embossed background as well.

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  65. Wow Louise you are heading to making that 200 cards real fast! Great idea to use digital stamps for quick cards
    Kind regards from the UK

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  66. Wow...lovely card! The butterfly is beautiful.

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  67. The Butterfly on your card is gorgeous. You are going to be very busy making cards for OWH. I've got a big box almost ready to go myself.
    R/

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  68. Wow -- THANK YOU for doing this and what a great idea! I love th butterfly card -- very pretty...I will be back to check on your projects!

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  69. wow!!! you're gonna be a busy girl -- that's a lot of cards!!! i love the one you have showcased...it's beautiful! :)

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  70. I love the butterfly. It goes great with the flowers.

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  71. I'm afraid by commenting I'm giving you more work to do, but I do so love your desire to provide the troops with something special they can send home. Love your tulips - they're beautiful!

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  72. Your card is beautiful! Thank you for creating so many cards for our heroes.

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  73. I love these tulips and can hardly wait to color them myself. I think you're getting close to the 200. Thanks.

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  74. What a beautiful card! Your coloring is beautiful, and I'm sure your card will bring a smile to the giver's AND recipient's faces!

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  75. Gorgeous card! Don't you just love the FSS digis? She also does some fabulous work! Your butterfly is great...my granddaughter's fav. Here's to making another card!

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  76. That butterfly is amazing. Great work!

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  77. That image is so pretty and what you've done with it is GORGEOUS! Any recipient would be thrilled to receive this precious creation! Thanks for sharing!

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  78. WOW!!! That butterfly is absolutely gorgeous!! I love your coloring on the tulips as well!!! Very pretty card!

    As a military spouse and someone new to OWH, I thank you for taking part in this awesome blog hop and in OWH!

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  79. that butterfly is truly stunning... And I'm comment number 84 ... so you've got your work cut out for you!! Thanks for sharing this with us and good luck on your card making frenzy!

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  80. What a beautiful card. I know that someone will be VERY blessed to send this, and also to receive it!! Thank you!

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  81. Pretty card! I really like your hopes for it - I like the idea of sending a card off to a hero with a little blessing or special thought attached to it! :)

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  82. You did an amazing job with the card and good vibes are sure to fly with it! Thanks for supporting OWH

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  83. I hope you have to make 200 cards too. That is an awesome goal. I loved your card. The stamp you chose is so pretty and I love the sparkly butterfly.

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  84. An absolutely breathtaking creation!!! I love every wonderful detail, and that butterfly is GORGEOUS!!! I thought it was a decorative sticker until I read the card ingredients section of your post. WOW!!! I need to take lessons from you...planning to visit NC anytime soon;o)

    Hugs!
    Carolyn

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  85. What a great card.... I love that butterfly!!! It's very sweet of you to make a card for every comment!!! Now that I know about OWH I can't wait to start making & sending cards!!! Love this program!!

    Thanks for Sharing!!

    xoxo
    Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  86. Beautiful card! I love the purple! Kudos on the post title- very intriguing and a great idea!

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  87. This card is absolutely breath taking! Beautiful coloring. Thank you for giving your time and talent in this good work for our heroes.

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  88. Your coloring is wonderful. I am just starting to color. I downloaded the tulip, but mine sure doesn't look like yours. I guess I will just keep trying. As many comments as you have you may have wished you said you would do 1 card for each comment LOL

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  89. Wonderful card! Thanks for sharing!

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  90. What a beautiful fabulous card!! I love that butterfly!!

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  91. Gorgeous card.. just love that butterfly.. it gives it a little + .. stunning ;))

    Hugs x

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  92. Lovely card. The butterfly is gorgeous.

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  93. Yay! Butterflies! Love that dry embossed background, too!

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  94. This is a STUNNING card! Girl- you are going to be BUSY!! :)
    I know you can do it! I once had a goal to make 200 cards for OWH, and it did not take as long as you would think. If felt FABULOUS mailing that box to the OWH shipper!

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  95. Love your card! Live most others...I love the butterfly!

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  96. Okay, no offense, but girlfriend you are CRAZY! ha ha I love your coloring of your tulips. Your card is so spring! I love it!

    Corinna
    www.myscrapbooklife.com

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  97. Love the pearls on this card. Better get busy making 2 more cards :)

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  98. Amazing! And I wondered why the comments about glitter earlier and now that you mention why no glitter, it makes perfect sense!

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  99. Love the card, the butterfly really makes it!

    I am now a follower and hope to join you gals, I totally support and admire what you do.
    Thanks, Susan

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  100. That butterfly is gorgeous :) I love your card - thanks so much for sharing!

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  101. I love this image - this is the 3rd time I have seen this image and each time it has been used differently, very inspirational.

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  102. Great job! Thx for supporting OWH. Hugs, Loni (Stop #55)

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  103. I love the butterfly on your card. Did not know glitter could not be used on cards for the troops, so that was good to learn. Thanks for all the cards you are making!

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  104. Love that you would make cards for each comment!!! Have fun!

    Pamela B.

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  105. Thanks for posting your card. I love the flowers and the colors.

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  106. What a great thing to do! You are going to be very busy!

    I love your card. Very pretty card. Wonderful texture and the butterfly.

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  107. Wow, gorgeous card.
    Colors are great & I love the butterfly with it.

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  108. Beautiful spring card! Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH. MY YOU HAVE ALOT OF ARDS TO MAKE... I am 114 I think!

    I hope you had time to stop by my hop post.

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  109. Please let me know....WHERE did you get that butterfly!!

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  110. Simply Beautiful.. Your words touch my heart as it shows each card is made knowing it will reach out to someone else, imagine someone we have never meet. I can't wait to start creating for OWH....

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