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Merry Christmas

Hi Everyone

I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays. Only 16 more days till Christmas. I love Christmas don’t you? Have you done all your shopping yet? Do you have your tree up yet? We do not have our tree up yet. I had wanted to put it up this past weekend, but it just did not happen. Hope to put it up this coming weekend.

I have two Christmas cards for you today. Woot Woot……

Christmas Wishes

Stampin’ Up Products Used

Card Stock: Whisper White; Coastal Cabana, Smokey Slate

Designer Series Paper: Winter Frost

Stamp Sets: That’s The Ticket

Framelits: Labels Collection

Punches: Ticket Du0; 1/8″ Hole Punch (not Stampin’ Up)

Embellishments: Frosted Finishes

Tools: Trimmer; Big Shot; Glue Dots; Snail


This next card has some of the new items from the Occasions Catalog that will go live  on 3 January 2014.

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Stampin’ Up Products Used

Card Stock: Coastal Cabana; Silver Foil

Designer Series Paper: Winter Frost

Ink: Coastal Cabana; Smokey Slate; Silver Encore; Gold Encore

Stamp Sets: Evergreen; Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ribbon: 1/8″ Silver; Silver Bakers Twine*

Embellishments: Dazzling Diamonds

Tools: Trimmer; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Dimensionals; Glue Dots; 2-Way Glue Pen; Snail

* from Occasions Catalog

Evergreen          Teeny Tiny Wishes

Well……  I hope you enjoyed my post. That’s it for today. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think about my crafts. If there is anything you need or want just email me at: cynthia.hawkins999@gmail.com

Thank you for visiting. See you soon…..

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Merry Christmas

Hi Everyone

How’s it going for everyone? I’m doing just peachy keen. I love that saying – peachy keen. I think I got it off of Laverne and Shirley or maybe Grease for you that are old enough to remember those shows. They were great fun shows. 

I have two cards for you they are the same but different. The layout slightly varies on each one and I used different colors on each one.  I like the first one better and my husband likes the second one best. Which one do you like best? Anyways, I hope you enjoy them.

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Stampin’ Up Products Used

Card Stock: Very Vanilla; Old Olive; Melon Mambo or Rich Razzleberry

Ink: Old Olive; Melon Mambo or Rich Razzleberry

Stamp Sets: Autumn Days (Vintage); Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ribbon: Silver or Gold Elastic Cord (Vintage)

Punches: Word Window; Modern Label

Embellishments: Dazzling Diamonds

Tools: Trimmer; Big Shot; Dimensionals; Glue Dots; 2-Way Glue Pen; Snail

Non Stampin’ Up Products Used

Cuttlebug Snowflakes Embossing Folder

Well……   That’s it for today and I hope you enjoyed my post. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think about my post. If there is anything you need or want just email me at: cynthia.hawkins999@gmail.com

Thank you for visiting. See you soon.

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Happy Holidays

Hi Everyone


Oh my – it’s Friday already. Anyone have anything exciting going on this weekend? I get to have a fun-filled crafting weekend. I get to craft to my heart’s desire. Woo Hoo. Weather is supposed to be nice, too. In the 70′s both days. Mmmm, that sounds like good days to do some outdoor stuff – like a picnic in the park. I love picnics. My hubby has never been on a picnic where you sit on a blanket and eat off paper plates. I have tried to get him to go on a picnic (he says he would like to go on a picinie) but he just won’t go. He seems to always come up with an excuse. Wow, we did that growing up – it was sooo much fun!

My card is no where close to making you think of nice weather. In fact, it will make you think of cold and snow – but fun. Originally I made this card for the Church Craft Nite, but I  changed my mind about it. I thought it might be just a little bit too advanced for a beginner stamper and I don’t know – if any – of the people that sign up will know anything about stamping or not.  Ok, here’s my card :)

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And ……….. like the other cards ………. this card has retired Stampin’ Up products and products that are non – Stampin’ Up. That means – no product list.

Well……   That’s it for today and I hope you enjoyed my post. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think about my post. If there is anything you need or want just email me at: cynthia.hawkins999@gmail.com

Thank you for visiting. See you soon.

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She Believed

Hi Everyone

I have been busy today. I went to church this morning. I love going to church – don’t you? I have been making cards all afternoon. I have four (4) – that’s right four cards for you today. Woo Hoo.

This card is for Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge TSSC 276

My Card

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Stampin’ Up Supplies Used

Card Stock: Very Vanilla; Daffodil Delight

Designer Series Paper: Gingham Garden

Ink: Night of Navy

Stamp Sets: Feel Goods

Embossing: Fancy Fan Embossing Folder

Framelits: Labels Collection

Tools: Trimmer; Big Shot; Dimensionals; Snail


This card is for Try Stampin On Tuesday #132

My Card

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Stampin’ Up Supplies Used

Card Stock: Daffodil Delight; Night of Navy; Old Olive; Raspberry Ripple; Shimmer Paper

Ink: Night of Navy; Daffodil Delight; Raspberry Ripple

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes; Swallowtail

Embossing: Iridescent Ice Powder

Framelits: Hearts A Flutter

Punches: Small Heart

Embellishments: Rhinestone Jewel

Tools: Trimmer; Sponge; Big Shot; Dimensionals; Snail

Non Stampin; Up Product

Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles

Teeny Tiny Wishes     Swallowtail Stamp

This card is for Freshly Made Sketches #1. This is their 100th sketch. Let’s give them a big hand……clap clap clap clap……..standing ovation…..clap clap clap

My Card

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Stampin’ Up Products Used

Card Stock: Old Olive; Very Vanilla; Pumpkin Pie; Crushed Curry

Ink: Crushed Curry; Old Olive; Pumpkin Pie; Cajun Craze; Cherry Cobbler

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ribbon: 1 1/4″ Burlap; Linen Thread

Embellishments: Candy Dots

Tools: Trimmer; Dimensionals; Tombow; Snail

Teeny Tiny Wishes

This card is for Sketch Frenzy Friday SFF082313

My Card

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Stampin’ Up Products Used

Card Stock: Whisper White; Textured Cherry Cobbler

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Stamp Sets: Sassy Salutations

Framelits: Apothecary Accents

Embellishments: Dazzling Diamonds

Tools: Trimmer; Sticky Tape; Snail

Sassy Salutations

Well……  That’s it for today. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think about my card. If there is anything you need or want just email me at: cynthia.hawkins999@gmail.com

Thank you for visiting. See you soon.

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You’re Too Kind

Hi Everyone.

Ad you know today is Tuesday which means we have new downloads for MDS.

Digital Download Day


Click here to download the Digital Downloads PDF.

It’s Digital Download Day with My Digital Studio and  here’s the latest downloads.

  • Harvest  Of  Thanks  Stamp  Brush  Set

Digital Download 134930 -  Price: $3.95

Harvest of Thanks

  • Magnificent  Maple  Stamp  Brush

Digital Download 134929 -  Price: $2.95

RGB 2011 Rebrand Pack#444AF2

  • Outdoor  Exploration  Kit

Digital Download 134982 -  Price: $9.95

Outdoor Exploration Kit

  • Perfectly  You  Stamp  Brush  Set

Digital Download 134931 -  Price: $3.95

Perfectly You

  • Truly  Grateful  Stamp  Brush  Set

Digital Download 134928 -  Price: $3.95

Truly Grateful

  • Wanderlust  Stamp  Brush  Set

Digital Download 134939 -  Price: $5.95


I have also joined a Treasure Hunt that I know you will want to participate. Here’s how it works:

Late Night Stamper Blog Hop and Treasure hunt with prizes too

Find all 50 clues and enter the contest

my clue is: Candy Dots

Brights Candy Dots  Neutrals Candy DotsRegals Candy Dots   Subtles Candy Dots

here is how it works
go to these blogs
and write their clues down next to their blog address like this for example
First Name
Last Name
Blog Address
and Clue
B Jayne
Lesley         Lendon                 http://lellyjellys.blogspot.com/                             UK
Amanda       Frankel                www.OurCraftyPlaydate.com                              US
Vanessa       Terrell                 www.stampwithvanessa.com                              US
Kris               Sobolik               www.maddiebugdesigns.blogspot.com      US
Misty             Snell                   http://snellmisty.wordpress.com                    US
Rhonda         Price                   www.stampbyrhonda.blogspot.com            US
Jaime            Barnett                http://kankiepopscards.blogspot.co.uk        UK
Janet             Yates                  www.stampinnerd.blogspot.com             Canada
Avery             Murphy              http://alongcamestamping.blogspot.ca    Canada
Jennifer         King                   http://stampingcontact.com                             US

Erika             Trowell              http://www.idigstamps.com/                             US

then when you get 50 (name/blog address/clue)
(there will be more added each week)
e-mail the entire list to me at
and you will be entered to win the prize!

-you have from Tuesday, August 20th to Friday, October 25th 2013
to collect 50 clues and email them to me, to be entered into the contest
-Contest closes Friday Oct. 25th at midnight PST

All right! Saved the best for last. Here’s my card:

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Stampin’ Up Products Used
Card Stock: Summer Starfruit; Whisper White
Ink: Summer Starfruit; Basic Black
Stamp Sets: Tape It; Too Kind; Chalk Talk
Ribbon: 3/8″ Satin Stitched Supper Starfruit
Framelits: Chalk Talk
Punches: Artisan Label
Embellishments: Clay Flowers; Dazzling Diamond (if you can see it – middle of flowers)
Tools: Trimmer; Big Shot; Sponge; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Clay Flower Mold; Dimensional; Snail
Non Stampin’ Up product
Hot Glue Gun
Tape It            Too Kind          Chalk Talk
So…what do you think of today’s card?  Won’t you let me know in today’s comment? Your comments are important to me…and I do read each and every one of them! And remember, if you ever have a question about the cards I create, or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  cynthia.hawkins999@gmail.com

Thank you for visiting. See you soon.

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Thank You

Hi Everyone

Woo Hoo – new MDS downloads today.

Newest Digital Downloads
July 16, 2013 - Digital Downloads
JULY 16, 2013
July 9, 2013 - Digital Downloads
JULY 9, 2013
July 2, 2013 - Digital Downloads
JULY 2, 2013
June 25, 2013 - Digital Downloads
JUNE 25, 2013
June 18, 2013 - Digital Downloads
JUNE 18, 2013
June 11, 2013 - Digital Downloads
JUNE 11, 2013
June 4, 2013 - Digital Downloads
JUNE 4, 2013
May 28, 2013 - Digital Downloads
MAY 28, 2013

Click here to see Pdf.


In the 2013-2014 annual catalog, we offer the Stampin’ Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034, page 163) to help you update your Many Marvelous Marker pack. Now, we’ve sweetened the deal. For a limited time, from June 26 until October 31, you can buy any of the new colors in the pack or on their own! Go ahead, fill in the missing pieces in your collection or buy the whole lot.
130034 $28.95 Stampin’ Write Marker New Color Kit
Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
131899 $3.50 Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Marker
131265 $3.50 Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker
131902 $3.50 Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker
131901 $3.50 Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker
131905 $3.50 Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Marker
131266 $3.50 Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker
131904 $3.50 Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker
131898 $3.50 Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker
131900 $3.50 Soft Sky Stampin’ Write Marker
131903 $3.50 Wisteria Wonder Stampin’ Write Marker

Buy 3 Get 1 FREE! Designer Series Paper

by Cynthia Simpson

Stampin Up Buy 3 Get 1 FREE!

Offer Details: Buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper and get one for FREEnow through July 31!

  • These items don’t qualify for the offer: Designer Series Paper Stacks, Specialty Designer Series Paper, Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits
  • Orders may be placed on any type of order (workshop, customer, or online).
  • No limits. Order six? You’ll get two for free. Nine? You’ll get three for free.
  • Look for Designer Series Papers in the annual catalog pages 151, 153, and 154.

Stock up on these Designer Series Paperpacks for savings this month!  All qualifying DSP listed below:


Thinking of You

Hi Everyone

WooHoo  NEW MDS Downloads.

I love MDS. Err, playing with it anyways. I am still learning all the neat stuff on it and what all it does.


Stampin’ Up! is committed to bringing you fresh, exciting digital content each and every week. Check out the latest downloads below. Click on the download title to see it in the store, or click on the images to get an even closer view. You can also click here to view a PDF with additional details about this week’s downloads.

Go Everywhere Framables (AU/NZ)

Inspired Elements Stamp Brush Set (AU/NZ)

Inspired Words Stamp Brush Set (AU/NZ)

Muted Notes Kit (AU/NZ)

Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio Team

Email me if you would like to order: cynthia.hawkins999@gmail.com

As I am a new demonstrator and do not have a Demonstrator Business Web Site, the only way I will get credit is if you email me:  cynthia.hawkins999@gmail.com

Love – Love – Love today’s card. Lots of sparkle and one of my most favorite things – butterflies.
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Stampin’ Up Products Used
Card Stock: Whisper White; Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Real Red; Pumpkin Pie; Daffodil Delight’ Pear Pizzazz; Versa Mark; Black StazOn

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes; Papillion Potpurri; Secret Garden

Ribbon: Linen Thread

Embossing: White Embossing Powder

Framelits: Secret Garden

Punches: Word Window; Modern Label; Elegant Butterfly

Embellishments: Rhinestone Jewels; Designer Vintage Button; Dazzling Diamonds; Tea Lace Doillie

Tools: Trimmer; Big Shot; Embossing Buddy; Slue Dots; Dimensionals; Snail

whisperwhitecardstock4Pear Pizzazz card stockrealredpad2pumpkinpiepaddaffodilldelightpad4Pear Pizzazz Inkversamarkpad1jetblackstazonTeeny Tiny WishespapillonpotpourriSecret Garden Stampslinenthread1whiteembosspowder3secretgardenframelits1wordwindowmodern labelelegantbutterflyrhinestonesjewel2Vintage Faceted Buttons9c345-dazzlingdiamondsglitertealacepaperdoilies1Stampin' Trimmerbigshotembossing buddyminigluedots1dimensionals8snail61

So…what do you think of today’s card?  Won’t you let me know in today’s comment? Your comments are important to me…and I do read each and every one of them! And remember, if you ever have a question about the cards I create, or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.


Thank you for visiting. See you soon.


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Oh, Hello

Hi Everyone

Don’t forget that Stampin’ Up has released the Retirement List. In order to make room for all the exciting and fun new products in the NEW 2013/2014 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog coming May 31st, we have to say goodbye to some of our old favorites. Now is your chance to get them before they’re gone!

Retired Accessories List (only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!


  • 2012-13 Retiring Accessories List . . . Click HERE!


Retired Stamps List (all stamps will be available until June 3rd)


  • 2012-13 Retiring Stamp Set List . . . Click HERE!


When you are ready to order, send me an email – cynthia.hawkins999@gmail.com

You can add on current and Clearance Rack merchandise, too.  Make a list of your favorites and get them before they are gone, gone, gone … forever!

As a bonus:  If your order reaches $150, you qualify for hostess $$.  If your order reaches $350, you get an extra $30 in hostess $$ for a total of $80 FREE!!

When you find what you want – send me an email – cynthia.hawkins999@gmail.com


Today’s card idea I took from our Stampin’ Success magazine. It is a magazine chock full of ideas and stuff for Stampin’ Up Demonstrators. The only way to get these awesome magazines is to be a demonstrator. If you would like to get your hands on them, contact me to become a demonstrator: cynthia.hawkins999@gmail.com.


New recruits:  get an extra $30 for their Starter Kit! That means (you) new recruit will get to choose $155 worth of ANY products (you) choose for only $99!  However, this bonus offer is good through May 30. Hurry before bonus ends.  How awesome is that.

Umm, back to today’s card. Butterflies, love butterflies.


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Stampin’ Up Products Used

Card Stock: Daffodil Delight; Whisper White; Vellum

Designer Series Paper: This and That

Ink: Gumball Green; Calypso Coral

Stamp Sets: Oh, Hello

Punches: Elegant Butterfly; Bitty Butterfly

Embellishments: This and That Washi Tape; Dazzling Diamonds; Rhinestone Jewels

Tools: Trimmer; Snips; Glue Dots; 2-way glue; Snail

Daffodill Delight PadWhite Vellum Card StockWhite Vellum Card Stockmmm, Whisper White and Vellum look the same….this and that designer series papergumballgreenpadCalypso coral PadOh, Hellp Stampselegantbutterflybittybutterflypunchthis-and-that-designer-washi-tapsdazzlingdiamondsgliterrhinestonesjewel1Stampin' Trimmersnipsminigluedots12-waygluepensnail61

Wow, did you notice that I didn’t use the Big Shot. Seems like all my cards use the Big Shot. Wow.

Ok, One more thing……

The Treasure Hunt.

LNS 2013 Spring Treasure Hunt – LNS Web Ring

I’m participating in the LNS 2013 Spring Treasure Hunt!  How can you play?
At the end of this blog post is a list of all the blogs participating.  These blogs will have the following picture on their blog:
They will also have a clue on their blog having to do with a Stampin’ Up! product.
For instance – MY CLUE IS GLITTER.  This Stampin’ Up! product number’s are: Dazzling Diamonds- 102023, Champagne Glass Glitter -120997, and Silver Glass Glitter -120995 – some fabulous bling for your cards, scrapbook pages, or other creative project.
You will need to make note of what the clue is and whose blog it is on.  So for my entry you’d have:
#1 Visit each blog! 
Since you are stopping by these blogs, be sure to leave a nice comment about their blog, artwork, or ideas.  I hope you have a chance to look at some of my blog entries/pages.  Of course, I’d love for you to subscribe to my blog!
Be sure to note the address or bookmark it or PIN IT! so you can revisit to see
more amazing projects or use some for inspiration. 
Look closely at the cards! You can easily miss details by dismissing items will color combinations outside your comfort zone or images you don’t love love love. Stop! Even the most simple projects can get your creative juices flowing. Believe it! TRUTH
Sometimes poor quality images or lighting stop me but then I see something tote-fab that I didn’t notice at first glance. This happens to me often. We tend to forget each and every project can be used as a map or layout. You can use those colors together or ribbon like that or stamping technique on your next creation! 
I slowly figured out how to swap out items and/or images I do not own and produce something that may or may not be similar. 
Think about it next time. 
#2 Look for the yellow treasure box
#3 Note the clue and whose blog you are on! or just Pin it to a Late Night Stampers Treasure Hunt Board on Pintrest if your into that. 
#4 Collect FIFTY clues and email me your results to
List each clue AND where you found it and remember to include your own name and address and website/blog/fb page/twitter whatever you’re into or nothing if you’re laying low. 
Entries will be check and included in the drawing for the grand prize!
MAY 12TH is the deadline, at midnight.
Winner announced May FIFTEEN on all blogs in the game!
You have from March 1st until May 12th at Midnight PST to collect the clues.  Contest participants who send in their entries by this time will be entered into a drawing for $150 of Stampin’ Up! product.
Ready, set,….go hunting!
Treasure Hunt Participants 2013

1. Angela Carter                                          www.angelasinklink.com

2.Lisa Kmiec                                                http://lisakmiecstamps.blogspot.com

3.Jane Hignite                                            www.stampwithjane.com

4.Deborah Smart                                      www.stampandcreate.net

5.Penny Hanuszak                                    http://pennytokensstampinspot.blogspot.com

6.Kimberely Morris                                 http://procrastistamper.blogspot.com

7.Trish Cortez                                          www.stampingwherepapercomesalive.com

8.Beth Robinson                                     www.sweetsentimentscrafts.com

9.Rhonda Gabriele                                http://rhondalovesstamping.wordpress.com

10.Jackie Watson                                    http://jackielwatson.blogspot.com

11.Cynthia Millan                                  http://StampwithCynthia.blogspot.com

12.June Reister                                       http://junescreations.blogspot.com

13.Debbie Broughton                            www.nanastampingroom.com

14.Joni Metras                                        www.joniinthespotlightstamping.com

15.Laurie Reaume                                 http://www.stampwithlaur.blogspot.com

16.Sherrill Graff                                      http://latenitestampinwithsherill.blogspot.com/

17.Nicole  Tugrul                                    http://becreativewithnicole.blogspot.com

18.Shelly Peck                                         www.stampinandscrappingnews.com

19.Megin  Gallagher                              http://vmg206.blogspot.com

20.Marcee Rodgers                                http://thecraftbinsu.blogspot.com

21.Karen Philipp                                     www.zgrandmakaren.com

22.Kris Sobolik                                         http://maddiebugdesigns.blogspot.com

23.Heidi Weaver                                     http://heidistampinalong.blogspot.com

24.Carolyn Bennett                              www.carolynstamps.com

25.Betty-Ann Manghi                            http://stampindemon.blogspot.com

26.Jan Schoenfeld                                 www.getinkywithjan.com

27.Glenda Mollet                                   http://glendamollet.blogspot.ca

28.Kat Zariengo                                      http://Katzcreates.wordpress.com

29.Katherine Roberts                            http://craftinginkc.blogspot.com

30.Bev Farmer                                       www.createwithbev.blogspot.com

31.Tanya Stottlemire                             www.scramptastic.blogspot.com

32.Ligeia Baird                                      http://stampsandinktherapy.blogspot.com

33.Carolyn Rakowski                            www.paperlacencardnook.blogspot.com

34.Danielle Calder                                 www.stampenvy.ca

35.Jaye Catalano                                   http://carmine-crafts.blogspot.com

36.Lesley Lendon                                  http://lellyjellys.blogspot.co.uk/

37.Lori Ann Rogers                                http://www.victorianview4u.blogspot.com

38.Vanessa A. Terrell                            http://www.stampwithvanessa.com

39.Dawn Johnson                                  www.stampinwdawn.blogspot.com

40.Melissa Banbury                               www.porchswingcreations.blogspot.com

41.Janet Yates                                      www.stampinnerd.blogspot.com

42.Cathy Parlitsis                                  www.stampsandscrapbooks.com

43.Laura Camacho                               http://sendajoyfulcard.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html

44.Lori Sinden                                      www.loristampsalot.blogspot.com

45.Kit Gosha                                        www.keepintouchstampin.com

46.Beatriz Redd                                   www.queenbeascraps.blogspot.com

47.Cynthia Simpson                             http://cynthiastampinhappening.wordpress.com

48.Jayne Stenstrom                             http://www.jaynestamps.com

49.Kelli Lichtenberg                             www.thesemicreativestamper.blogspot.com

50.Julie Fields                                      http://ribbonsnjulz.blogspot.com

51.SuZan Brown                                  www.agivingart.blogspot.com

52.Lauren Huntley                                www.craftyhippy.co.uk

53. Siara Acdal                                     www.siarasweetsensations.com

54. Tonawanda Yost                            http://tooinkincute.blogspot.com

55. Wendy Cranford                             www.luvinstampinup.blogspot.com


Thank you for visiting. See you soon.


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