Saturday, June 28, 2008

OCC Basic Grey Challenge

Once again, a huge thank you to all who played along with our Brads & Buttons challenge last week. Your projects have been such an inspiration to us!! Are you ready for another go?! This week's challenge, brought to us by our June host, Cindy Haffner, is to create a project using Basic Grey designer paper. The OCC designers are using older Basic Grey, but you can feel free to use any Basic Grey that you have. We can't wait to see your creations!! Remember to leave a comment here on this post with a link to your project. If you upload to SCS, use keyword: OCCC, which stands for Our Creative Corner Challenge. By the way, we're using the same keyword every week to keep it easy to remember!

We've been teasing you a little bit this week about some exciting news for this week's challenge. We're so pleased to announce that Lindsey Botkin of Jacksonbelle Embellishments will be awarding a $15 gift certificate to one lucky winner from this week's challenge participants. Ordinarily, there's no time limit on our challenges, but this week, to be entered into the drawing, you must have your project linked up here in the comments section by 12 noon Eastern Time on Friday, July 4. We'll draw a random name from the entries and announce the winner on Saturday, July 5, along with our next challenge.

The OCC {hearts} Lindsey!! If you haven't been (or even if you have), be sure to check out Jacksonbelle Embellishments. Lindsey keeps her store stocked with a plethora of all the latest and greatest in papercrafting products from all your favorite manufacturers (including the very newest Basic Grey, "Euphoria"). You'll find a link to the store on our righthand sidebar under "OCC Friends."


We're also excited that Lindsey said "yes" when we asked if she'd like to make a sample for this week's challenge! Thank you, Lindsey!


After teasing you with Lindsey's card, take a look at what the OCC designers have put together:


Card by Cindy Haffner - Cindy's Creative Corner



Card by Jennifer Meyer - Jennifer's Sweet Designs



Card by Lynda Benden - Stamp Act



Card by Dawn Easton - Treasure Oiler Designz



Card byAmy Sheffer - Pickled Paper Designs



Card by Denise Marzec - The Paper Landscaper



Card by Laurie Schmidlin - Just Give Me Stamps




Thanks so much for stopping by! We hope that we have inspired you to go and create!

92 comments:

  1. Oh, these are all so sweet---I just got some new BG paper, and I have been lurking, waiting for your challenge to come up--so yippee, now I can play!
    LeAnne

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  2. WOW!!! As always, these cards are incredible!!!! Fantastic work ladies! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of it this week! :D

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  3. Wow! That's a fab give away from Lindsey...thanks! Everyone's samples are fabulous...girls...awesome job! I look forward to seeing all the entries again this week!

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  4. Good morning ladies!!! Fun, fun challenge again and I've made a quick card...I'll be back later to play again!!!http://silkeledlow.blogspot.com/2008/06/occ3-and-bvc08-path-of-live.html

    Love all of your cards too - simply gorgeous!!! See ya soon

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  5. Good morning ladies!
    Hope everyone is ready for a great weekend.
    Thabks for letting me play!

    www.onemaxwell.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks Lindsey, you rock and so does ;your card. Everyone your cards are splendid, they just keep getting better and better.

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  7. Hello Everyone,
    What GORGEOUS samples. Thanks so munch Lindsey for playing and the wonderful giveaway!

    Hugs, Jennifer :)

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  8. Just recently found your blog, so this is my first challenge. Look forward to playing every week!

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  9. Your projects are fantastic and how super nice of Linsey.

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  10. Beautiful cards, girls! I just got the new BasicGrey from Lindsey, so had to play first thing today! Thanks for another great challenge! Here's my card..

    Just a Note

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  11. Stephanie (slanzal)June 28, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Sadly, I have no BG... hope to play next week.

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  12. Woohoo...Great to see Lindsey here!
    All the cards are wonderful! I'll play sometime this week! Awesome prize, BTW!

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  13. Girls all of the cards are AWESOME!! Going to play.BBL with mine.Have a WONDERFUL weekend.

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  14. Great cards and theme, ladies

    Here is my card:

    http://moonlightscrapsandstamps.blogspot.com/

    a wonderful weekend
    Tina

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  15. Finally got mine done & loaded:
    http://weeinklings.blogspot.com/2008/06/stamp-something-basic-red-white-blue.html
    Thanks for a great challenge, loved it!
    LeAnne

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  16. Here's my card.
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/962374?cat=500&ppuser=172201

    Thanks for the opportunity.
    Have a GREAT day!

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  17. Thank you Lindsey for being so generous!!! I had to play again...here is my 2nd card!!!

    http://silkeledlow.blogspot.com

    Thank you ladies for making the Saturday's so fun!!!

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  18. Thanks for the great challenge Cindy, I love Basic Grey!!! Here is my card: http://smilingwhilestamping.blogspot.com/

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  19. Hi guys! What a fun challenge. I made a card in Basic Grey (which is one of my favorite papers by the way) and I had two people (Denise and Joan Ervin) tell me it qualified for your challenge! So, here I am!

    Here's the link to my card:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/961967?cpage=4

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  20. hallo girls.... beautiful Cards..

    here is my Card

    great Moni

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  21. What a great challenge today!! I missed out last week but made sure I played today! Thanks so much!! Here's my card!

    http://weebeestampin.blogspot.com/2008/06/our-creative-corner-challenge.html

    Have a great day!
    Wendy

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  22. teresa kline aka va.sunshineJune 29, 2008 at 12:43 AM

    luv this challenge, basicgrey cs is the best. thanks for the fun! here is mine:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/962648?cat=500&ppuser=141637

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  23. Awsome cards! I will sit out this week I have no basic grey paper (at least I don't think I do) I love what everyone has made. I would go buy some BG paper (this is a good excuse) but I vow not to buy no more paper (I will stick to it, yes I will lol).

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  24. Great challenge! Here's mine:
    http://thecolorfulsideofme.blogspot.com/
    Christina

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  26. Here is my card using basicgrey Perhaps. I just love this paper.

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/957135?cat=500&ppuser=168560

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  27. Hi there,
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    Here is my entry.
    http://www.stampndaly.com/?p=560

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  28. These are beautiful!!!
    I made one for the challenge, too!

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/962872?cat=500&ppuser=25136

    MakiJ

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  29. I certainly was inspired and my efforts can be viewed here...

    http://thealteredinker.blogspot.com/

    Hugz xx

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  30. I just found your blog from the link in Joan Ervin's SCS post today! It's fantastic! This is a great challenge - your samples are all awesome! I love Basic Grey DP and had just posted my card using it. Here it is:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/963069?cat=all&what=keywords&si=fs73
    Thanks for the chance to play!
    Carla

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  31. Great blog... I joined in on your challenge! Love all the samples!

    Here's my card:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/962876?cat=500&ppuser=108659

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  32. Gorgeous cards. Here's mine:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=963192&cat=500&cat=500&ppuser=43494

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  33. Beautiful cards from the DT this week. I'll have to sit this one out as I don't have any Basic Grey paper!

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  34. THanks for forcing me to dig out my Basic Grey paper that I LOVED so much! All of your samples are just gorgeous! http://oodabugalley.blogspot.com/2008/06/with-love.html

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  35. What amazing creations! WOW!
    I love BG!
    Here is mine:
    http://happinessblooms.blogspot.com/2008/06/double-challenges.html

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  36. Wonderful cards. I love Basic Grey DP!
    Here is my submission for the Basic Grey challenge:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/963381?nocache=1

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  37. Here's my card:

    http://stampingunderthesun.blogspot.com/2008/06/u-rock.html

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  38. I took your challenge this week and made a sympathy card with Basic Grey Two Scoops paper. I LOVE Basic Grey, so this challenge
    was awesome. I am hoping to make some more to enter.
    Thanks for the awesome challenge.
    Here is the link to my card:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/963402?cat=12544

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  39. Such amazing samples. I cannot get on the gallery at SCS right now (I just get a big white screen when I click on "gallery.") So here is a link to my blog for my card! Thanks for this generous opportunity!

    http://astampingoodtime.blogspot.com/2008/06/artful-inkables-sneak-peak.html

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  40. Thanks Lindsey and Cindy for the challenge. I am happy I was able to play along. Here is mine:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/963573?cat=500&ppuser=76424

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  41. Pretty cards! You can see mine on my blog
    http://simplybeautifulcreations.blogspot.com/

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  42. Wow Ladies! Your cards are beautiful! I'm thrilled to have the chance to play along! Here's the first time I have ever used Basic Grey paper...lol! (Have lots of it, just never cut in to it until now!)

    http://itssoprettyitssocute.blogspot.com/

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  43. wonderful cards Ladies!!
    Here is my card;
    http://creationsbysarah.blogspot.com/2008/06/mojo43-occc.html

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  44. I LOVE using Basic Grey papers in my projects. Here's one of my latest creations: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/963913?cat=500&ppuser=40174

    Thanks so much! I love your blog!

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  45. Fun challenge this week girls, here's mine!

    http://stampingscrapbooker.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/06/two-in-one.html

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  46. Awesome sample cards... I love Basic Grey paper.
    Here is my card for this challenge.
    Thanks for looking!

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  47. These are all wonderful cards! I loved this challenge, it got me to dig through my BG stash! Here's my card.

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  48. Thanks for the challenge! I'd forgotten how much I loved my older BG!!
    here's mine
    [url]http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/964359?cat=500&ppuser=129829[/url]

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  49. Beautiful examples from the DT! I'm always in awe! :D

    I made a card this morning using Basic Grey papers. :)

    http://ohmycuppycake.blogspot.com/2008/06/i-love-smell-of-new-unmounted-rubber-in.html

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  50. All of the cards y'all did are wonderful ... as usual!! Thanks for another great challenge Cindy.

    Here's a link to my card:

    http://stampinsandy.blogspot.com/2008/06/double-challenge-card.html

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  51. Hey, ladies! What a great challenge -- I just love my BG paper! The DT samples are fantastic! :)

    Here's my card: http://flowersandink.blogspot.com/2008/06/day-of-firsts.html

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  52. Great DT examples.

    Here is my card:

    http://wwwmycraftycorner.blogspot.com/

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  53. This weeks challenge was easy for me, as I adore Basic Grey's dp!! You can see my card at:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/964707?nocache=1

    TFL--

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  54. Sorry I gave the wrong photo page--my card is at:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/964707?cat=500&ppuser=167891

    or on my blog: www.scrapbitz.blogspot.com

    Thanks!!

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  55. Fabulous creations - with these ladies you can't miss!! Well, my mojo is a no-show this week but here is my card regardless!! You've all been there right? RIGHT?? http://theluckyclucker.blogspot.com/2008/06/our-creative-corners-challenge.html

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  56. Hello! I am loving that you have your own site that I can check out your wonderful creations. You ladies are such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing and helping me grow as a crafter! Here's my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/964659?cat=all&what=keywords&si=OCCC

    Hugs!
    Gwen (tturtle)

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  57. Hey, thanks for having me pull this awesome BG paper.

    Here is my creation:

    http://riacreations.blogspot.com/2008/06/giggle-groove.html

    Thanks!
    Maria

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  58. Hi ladies, LOVE YOUR SITE but most of all I love all your work. Such an inspiration. This is my first time playing. Hope you like!!
    www.paulamballard.blogspot.com
    HAPPY CANADA DAY to my fellow Canadians.

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  59. This was fun! I love Basic Grey DP!!

    Mine is currently uploaded to SCS
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/965392?nocache=1

    It will be on my blog later ;-)

    Thanks for the push to use my paper instead of just hoarding it!

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  60. Love your website because of the different styles to inspire us.

    Here is my card using an older Basic Grey DP:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/964228?cat=500&ppuser=114795

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  61. I may have to skip out of this challenge I do not "currently" have any BG designer paper. I have Basic Gray Stampin up ink will that work? Thanks for sharing all your lovely work.

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  62. Here is mine:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/965550?cat=500&ppuser=81814

    Thanks for a great challenge!

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  63. I posted my card this morning but forgot to link it. Here it is.

    http://scrappingworld.blogspot.com/2008/07/happy-canada-day-occ-basic-grey.html

    Marie
    http://scrappingworld.blogspot.com

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  64. Wishin' I could play...alas, no Basic Grey!

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  65. Gosh, use Basic Grey? If I must! LOL! I chose the gorgeous Sultry papers - almost too pretty to cut into!
    http://divastamper.blogspot.com/2008/07/inspiration-challenge-27-babygap.html

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  66. This was fun. Love BG and this is my first challenge on OCC. you can see my card here:
    http://mylittlescrapshop.blogspot.com/2008/07/occc-basicgrey-and-papertrey.html

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  67. Beautiful cards again. Here is my card for this challenge

    http://jetstudio.blogspot.com/

    Basic Grey is one of my favorite papers to use, so this was fun!!

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  68. I just got the new Euphoria from Lindsey, so this was the perfect challenge for me! I made this gift set for a friend.
    http://thecraftycat-michelle.blogspot.com/2008/07/euphoria.html
    Thanks for a great challenge, everyone!

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  69. Thank you for another great challenge. The Design Teams creations are breathtaking and inspiring as always :)
    Here is my card
    Have fun creating everybody!

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  70. Great cards...:-)
    Here is my card:
    Silli´s card

    Thanks for looking!

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  71. Another fab challenge site!! Have put my efforts on my blog. Looking forward to the next challenge.
    Clairexx

    http://clairebsd.blogspot.com/

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  72. Love all the cards...

    Here is mine: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/966632?cat=500&ppuser=120824

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  73. this was fun! I incorporated 6 different patterns from my Cupcake pad!

    Happy Birthday MFT & Kim

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  74. Thank you so much for creating this site- it helps keep my mojo flowing!! All of the designers are so talented and provide great inspiration! Thanks Lindsey for the great prize too! Here is my card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/966830?cat=500&ppuser=116998 I used Basic Grey's Mellow DP.

    Gretchen

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  75. Great challenge! Here's my card:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/966968?cat=500&ppuser=120227

    Thanks!
    Mary (mlasse)

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  76. this was fun and good for me to give a try - i love Basic Grey. Here's my card:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/967212?cat=500&ppuser=126215

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  77. Great challenge and gorgeous cards! Here's my card

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  78. Hi Ladies,
    Found you recently and just had to join in the fun! I must be one of the U.K's biggest fans of BG!! as most of my creations use their fab papers :)
    Hope it's o.k. to combine challenges?

    HERE
    is my card. TFL :)

    Carol x

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  79. great challenge ... here is my card

    http://stampowl.blogspot.com/2008/07/kick-back-and-relax.html

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  80. Here is my Card with Basic Grey PP!

    TFL! Tanja

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  81. Hi, love all your cards! Please check out my blog to see my entry. Thanks, Denise x

    http://thecraftyden.blogspot.com

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  82. Here is my Basic Grey card - I could design cards for years if I used only my BG stash -

    hope you enjoy it.

    Barb

    http://papertherapyponderings.blogspot.com/2008/07/day-off-from-work.html

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  83. Your cards are great. Thanks for challenge and a chance to win!
    Melody
    Here is my card:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/968242?cat=500&ppuser=156321

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  84. Thanks for the challenge ladies! Of course, it is never a challenge for me to use some Basic Grey! TFL!

    http://stampinwhenican.blogspot.com/2008/07/kristinas-cc.html

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  85. Great challenge!! Ya'll have really done a good thing with this sight and made it so much fun. Here is my card:
    http://paperblessings-patsy.blogspot.com/2008/07/occ-challenge-6282008.html Hope you enjoy!!

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  86. Here's one: http://cindyvernon.blogspot.com/2008/07/basic-grey-paper-challenge.html

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  87. Here are two more!
    http://cindyvernon.blogspot.com/2008/07/2-more-basic-grey.html

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  88. Thanks for the inspiration. Here's a link to my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/969130?cat=500&ppuser=182848

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  89. Okay, I was forced to go make a purchase. (Really, I was looking for a reason!) Then I made a card. My card is rather simple. I don't think it matters too much as the paper is just beautiful!

    Here is my card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/969177?cat=3260

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  90. Here's mine (but I'm uploading too late for the contest- I forgot about the noon deadline and am uploading at 2:12 on Friday).

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/969669?cat=500&ppuser=49592

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  91. Here's mine.
    http://jan-slowlanelife.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for the challenge.

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  92. Better late than never. Here are a couple of cards featuring Periphery & Boxer DP: Belief in Goodness

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