Saturday, January 10, 2009

OCC - Color Challenge

Hello OCC friends! Thanks to all who played in last week's sketch challenge, it was our biggest challenege participation yet!! All of your samples looked amazing!! Before we start with the challenge, we would like to announce the winner for the Treehouse Stamp giveaway. Congratulations Jenn from Confessions of a Scrampaholic. Please email us your address so we can get your goodies out to you.

This week's challenge is to use two shades of blue along with a neutral color. There is no time limit on our challenges - feel free to participate whenever you are able. To play along, upload your creation to your blog or gallery, then leave us a comment linking to your project so we can check it out. If you upload to SCS, remember to use keyword: OCCC

Our special guest designer this week is Julia Aston! Isn't her card beautiful? Thanks so much for joining us this week, Julia!!




And now here are the colorful samples from the OCC...

By Jennifer Meyer - Jennifer's Sweet Designs




By Kim Teasdale - Paper in the Works



By Silke Ledlow - My Life



by Denise Marzec - The Paper Landscaper



By Amy Sheffer - Pickled Paper Designs



By Cindy Haffner - Cindy Haffner's Corner



By Dawn Easton - Treasure Oiler Designz



By Jackie Pedro: The Scalloped Edge



By Lynda Benden - Stamp Act




By Julee Tilman - Poetic Artistry




99 comments:

  1. Wow - love all these blue cards!!! Each one is stunning!!!
    hugs, Jami

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  2. Loved all the beautiful "blue" cards today!! Super nice job, girls!!

    My card can be found here:
    http://weebeestampin.blogspot.com/


    Thanks for another super fun challenge!

    Have a great weekend!
    Wendy

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  3. Hi Ladies ... I've sure missed doing your challenge ... hopefully I'll find time to play today's!! Your sample cards are ALL amazing ... such variation & inspiration! Can't wait to get my hands inky!!

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  4. Such beautiful blue cards from the DT! Great challenge, Jennifer.

    Here's mine:
    http://sue-thislife.blogspot.com/2009/01/occ-challenge_10.html

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  5. What fantastic inspiration from all of you! I love blues -- here is mine:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1188042?cat=500&ppuser=8519

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  6. Great color challenge! All your blue cards are awesome! Here is mine:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1188126?cat=500&ppuser=143903
    Thanks for another fun challenge!
    Carla

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  7. Love all the blue cards today! Here's a link to my card:

    http://creationsontheisland.blogspot.com/2009/01/challenges-occ-mft-63.html

    It's also posted in my gallery at SCS.

    Love the challenges! Keep them coming!

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  8. Great challenge and fabulous DT cards
    Here's mine
    Thanks for looking
    Ann

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  9. Great challenge.

    Sometimes I think my cards are so lame after looking at all the beauties that are here! But, you ladies are what inspire me!

    Here's mine....

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1188203?cat=500&ppuser=159439

    Thanks for looking.

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  10. I'm so honored to be posted here as guest designer today along with you super talented ladies!

    I just love all of your cards - each so different in design and so beautiful in presentation!

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  11. Your cards are absolutely beautiful! Each is so different, and....so creative. Who would have thought two shades of blue could turn out so smashing!!

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  12. Darn, each week your cards get more & more beautiful! Now I know why you are all on this team!!! Here are mine:
    http://weeinklings.blogspot.com/2009/01/blue-challenges.html
    LeAnne

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  13. These are such gorgeous samples this week! I love the different shades of blue used by everyone! Here is my card:

    http://stampinpaisley.blogspot.com/2009/01/feeling-occ-blues.html

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  14. Thanks for the great challenge, my card can be found here:

    http://lynseys-place.blogspot.com/2009/01/4-in-1-challenge-card.html

    Hugs Lynsey:)

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  15. Just posted my card for this challenge on my blog - http://www.nannynoonoo.blogspot.com

    Quick Link:
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_1I28JjeZfqg/SWkc0niYu9I/AAAAAAAACvU/uNsnSCID7WA/s1600-h/scan.jpg

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  16. What wonderful blue cards you have made. Mine is very ordinary in comparison but made for a good reason http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1188690?cat=500&ppuser=132530

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  17. beautiful cards ladies, here is mine:

    http://enjoythevasunshine.blogspot.com/2009/01/best-blues-on-blue.html

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  18. Those are some fabulous cards!!!

    Here's mine: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1188853?cat=500&ppuser=108659

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  19. Thanks, I had fun with this challenge. Here's mine:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1188740?cat=500&ppuser=158949

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  20. I didn't create a card but I did use the two toned blue as my inspiration.
    A Gift for a Friend

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  21. This was fun doing something in blue for a change. Thanks for the challenge. Here's mine:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1189167?nocache=1

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  22. I have never seen such a beautiful array of cards anywhere! These DT cards are to die for, very single one. What a fabulous challenge!
    Got to have a bash at this one, though my effort will fall WELL short of the mark. LOL
    Viv xx

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  23. Fantastic crafting from the team. I love blue. My card is here

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  24. Gorgeous cards girls!! I am not usually an all blue kind of person, but this worked out! Here is mine on SCS: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1188378?cat=500&ppuser=146860 and on my blog: http://slanzalotto.blogspot.com/2009/01/this-card-cracks-me-up.html

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  25. Very beautiful cards here :D

    Here´s my card from Finland

    Thanks for looking :)

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  26. These cards are all over-the-top fabulous! Who knew blue could look so beautiful!!!

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  27. All the cards are amazing.
    This is my first OCC Challenge, you can find my card here:
    http://callingallcardz.blogspot.com

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  28. Wow, the DT cards are beautiful! Of course, they always are! :) Here is my card for this weeks challenge. I LOVE blue!!

    http://stephaniecastrodesigns.blogspot.com/2009/01/blue-beauty.html

    Have a great day!

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  29. Thank you all SOOO much for choosing my card as the winner of the challenge! I am very honored! These cards are beautiful! Can't wait to play this week!

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  30. Wonderful challenge, though not easy restricting colours. Heavenly DT cards.
    My card is here
    Heather xx

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  31. What a great challenge!!! You forget the effect that a mono & duo-toned cards can give!!! I loved all of the DT's inspirations, awesome inspiration girls!!!

    Here is my card:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1189503?cat=12549

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  32. All the ladies on the DT do such lovely work! I've been checking out the inspiration for awhile, but this is my first time to participate. Looking forward to doing more.

    Here is my card.

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Judy

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  33. love all of the cards and blue is my fav
    Hugs
    Norine

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  34. Great designs by the team! Here's my entry for the week:

    http://catscraftcupboard.blogspot.com/2009/01/blue-valentine.html

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  35. Neat Idea! Here is mine,
    http://anythingbutplainjane.blogspot.com/

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  36. Well I did it! I made one. HERE Couldn't resist with all the beautiful cards I've seen for inspiration.
    Viv xx

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  37. I love shades of blue for snowy winter cards. Thanks for another great challenge.

    Let it snow ...

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  38. What lovely creations. I do so love blue on cards but I don't think I'd have put two so very different colour blues togethers but please see my cards at:

    http://kyms-crafty-cards.blogspot.com/2009/01/occ-challenge-10-1-09.html

    Kym

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  39. Fun challnge! I made a child/boy birthdya card with these colors and I combined it with today;s Featured Stamper!

    http://pepperspapercrafting-pepperrn.blogspot.com/2009/01/featured-stamper-101-jaydekay-occc.html

    Thanks for a great challenge!

    Patty

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  40. First time I have found your blog and have really enjoyed having a play. Beautiful cards from the DT Here is my card.

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  41. Love blues and all your cards are just beautiful!
    My moms favorite color is blue and her b-day is this week- perfect!

    Here it is http://kjskorner.blogspot.com/2009/01/color-and-sketch-challenge.html

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  42. Simply fabulous cards ladies.

    Thank you so much for the challenge...I needed some direction!

    Here is my card.

    Cheers,
    Sam.

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  43. Great challenge...I had just made this card
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1189977?cat=500&ppuser=158518
    this week and it will work perfectly with the challenge. THanks for doing this...all your samples are great!

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  44. Hi girls ... LOOOOOVE YOUR SITE ... I have just posted an award for you on my blog. You need to check it out to claim it! Stampin' Hugs, Andrea

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  45. I just had to play along...these colors are awesome! (but I think I messed up and used two neutrals...ooops)

    Here's mine
    hugs, Jami

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  46. Amazing all the different looks with just blue! Here is my card:

    http://want2scrap.blogspot.com/2009/01/give-man-fish.html

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  47. Hi ladies!
    I'm not a big fan of blue ~ thank you for stretching my comfortable colors! Have a blessed week!

    http://onemaxwell.blogspot.com/2009/01/blue-too-can-be-cheery.html

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  48. Great challenge and lovely cards.

    Here's mine

    Thanks for looking
    Claire

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  49. Just couldn't resist doing another one. HERE it is.
    Viv xx

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  51. Trying again...link doesn't appear to be working....

    Here's mine

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  52. A True challenge!! WOW!! Great cards tho girls!!

    Here is mine - 3rd card in the post!
    http://katieskiff.typepad.com/justme/2009/01/its-raining-bellas-challenges.html

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  53. Hi, I love blue, it's my fave colour :-)The DT cards are all gorgeous !!
    You can see my card here
    Lorraine

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  54. Fun colors, love everyone's samples. Here is mine

    http://technostamper.blogspot.com/2009/01/couple-of-challenges-and-give-away.html

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  55. Wow! Great samples of blue cards! Here is mine http://happinessisus.blogspot.com/2009/01/blues.html

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  56. Wow! Great samples of blue cards! Here is mine http://happinessisus.blogspot.com/2009/01/blues.html

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  57. Gorgeous cards!
    I actually got a chance to play too. Check out my card here:
    http://embellishedpaper.blogspot.com/2009/01/occc-mojo69-dream-preview.html

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  58. I love the color blue, so this was a fun challenge for me. You can find my card here:

    http://creationsbykara.blogspot.com/2009/01/i-think-i-am-losing-my-mind.html

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  59. Hi Ladies! WOW on all of your gorgeous cards! Blues are fun and this challange was a blast for me! Thanks for letting me share my card with you all...you can find it below.....

    http://kimberlytrevskrafts.blogspot.com/2009/01/occ-color-challange-jan-10th-2009.html

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  60. Hi! Here's my contribution to the challenge. I am, however, very disappointed in my card, it didn't turn out the way I thought it would! If you have any suggestions on how I can improve this one, please let me know!! Here's the link:

    http://joyofstampin.blogspot.com/2009/01/occ-color-challenge.html

    Thanks for letting me try. I didn't realize how hard making a card with only two colors would be!!!

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  61. So many beautiful cards here! Here is my blue card

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  62. Wow! A lot of magnificent cards here. I really enjoyed using the blues. Here is my card:

    http://twinklesglow-glowbug.blogspot.com/2009/01/lift-up-our-hands-challenge-in-hues-of.html

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  63. Well, it sure doesn't happen very often but I managed to complete your challenge for this week! It helped having new stamps to use! LOL

    Thanks for the fun, girls! Your cards are all awesome!

    http://stamphappy-tammy.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/01/winner-winner-winner-and-a-fairy-too.html

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  65. Okay....I think I figured it out...lol!!!! I deleted the other comment.

    WOW!!! All of the cards are so beautiful!!!! Great work, girls!!!!

    Here is mine......my first ever OCCC!!!!

    http://gbedwright.blogspot.com/
    or
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1191827?what=allfields&condition=and&perpage=12&si=CC201

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  66. I pasted wrong after all that. LOL!!!!

    http://gbedwright.blogspot.com/2009/01/odbd-sketch-challenge-and-shimmerz.html#comments

    Thanks for being patient with my deletes and double posts!!!!

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  67. Here is another:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1191864?cat=14594

    Thaks again for all of these fun cahllenges!

    Patty

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  68. Lovely cards, Ladies!

    Here is mine:
    http://simplyelegantpapercrafts.blogspot.com/2009/01/more-aluminum-foil-snowmen.html

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  69. Here is my card:
    http://cardsmore.blogspot.com/2009/01/tecc50.html

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  70. Great challenge and I love the DT samples. Here is my card. Thanks for looking.
    x Natasha x

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  71. Lovely theme this week. The DT cards are stunning as usual, I wish I was up to your standards (maybe one day). Here is my card
    Hugs, Denise x

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  72. All of your cards are amazing in those fabulous shades of blue! I loved this challenge!
    Thanks for the chance to play along - here's my card:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1193391?cat=500&ppuser=88761

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  73. This is my first time doing one of the challenges (at least the first time I've been brave enough to put a link to one of my cards up here). This was a fun one. Thanks for posting these challenges...it really inspires me to keep creating!

    Here's my card:
    http://www.emileeann.com/?p=1810

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  74. Hi All, I may have read the instruction wrong shades of blue as light and dark, if it was only suppose to be 2 colors of blue I guess I will have to start over, oh well, tomorrow, Chicken Coop Barb, my card is on splitcoaststampers
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1193746?cat=500&ppuser=151491

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  75. I had lots of fun playing along in my first challenge! Thanks for the inspiration to get me stamping this week.

    Here's my card:
    http://stampsnstitches.blogspot.com/2009/01/show-me-ring.html

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  76. Great DT cards! This was a real challenge for me. Here is my card:


    http://southernscraps.blogspot.com/2009/01/double-duty.html

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  77. Here is my submission for this color challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1194117?cat=500&ppuser=156271. I neede a birthday card for my father and I think the colors worked well for him. Thanks for the challenge!

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  78. I ended up using two neutrals, as I *had* to use Kraft! ;)

    Here's my card. Thanks for the challenge!

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  79. Beautiful cards, ladies!

    I used 2 neutrals, too! Here's mine:
    http://handkraftedbystephanie.blogspot.com/2009/01/you-warm-my-heart.html

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  80. I think I may nave cheated a bit too!

    Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

    TFL!

    Here my card.

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  81. I just uploaded mine to my blog

    http://beckysorensens.blogspot.com/2009/01/our-creative-corner-color-challenge.html

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  82. Fun challenge, ladies, and all of your cards are just awesome! Lots of inspiration here--thanks!

    Here's my card:
    http://barspaperpursuits.blogspot.com/2009/01/its-still-winter-with-blue-twist.html

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  83. I love the color blue, Amazing cards DT. Here is my card

    http://cardsandcoffee.blogspot.com/2009/01/papertake-challenge.html

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  84. Here is my card for the shades of blue challenge....Hope you like Lil' Peanut....

    my card

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  85. Look at all those gorgeous samples! You girls sure know how to rock the house! Haha! Anyway, I LOVED this challenge! I have been in a huge blue mood lately (color wise, not emotionally). Anyway, here is my card!

    http://stephsstampinstuff.blogspot.com/2009/01/last-weeks-scs-sketch.html

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  86. THanks for the fantastic Challenge girls! You can see my creations here:
    http://www.makeeshabyl.com.au/index.php/2009/01/16/our-creative-corner-colour-challenge/

    Love Keesh x

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  87. I love this color combo idea!

    Here's mine:
    http://ohbumbleismemargie.blogspot.com/2009/01/our-creative-corner-color-challenge-and.html

    Thnx! ~ margie

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  88. Great colour challenge and samples:)
    Here is my card: http://gabi-sultana.blogspot.com/2009/01/modri-macko.html

    or my card

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  89. Thanks for a great challenge this week. The DT's creations are just stunningly gorgeous. Here is my take on this weeks challenge over at DOING LIFE
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Hugs from Desire

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  90. This is my second attempt at this. I'm not a "blue" person. But I liked my second one and was happy to be able to use my new VERVE stamps! Yippee!
    Here it is http://nikkistamps.blogspot.com/2009/01/i-have-to-be-honest.html

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  91. Hello!

    I liked this challenge and had a fun time with the blues.

    You can find my attempt here:
    http://dizzienoodleheartscrafting.blogspot.com/2009/01/couple-of-challenges-and-gift-for-my.html

    THanks, Michelle :)

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  92. Hya, this challenge was great and I thoroughly enjoyed making my card!

    You can see it here

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  93. super blue cards, gals!! Love them all! I did manage to make one for htis challenge:

    Here it is!

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  94. Love these cards! I think I used too much color! Here it is: http://tanyastampsnthings.blogspot.com/2009/01/whiff-of-joy-wednesdayplus.html

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  95. Great article as for me. It would be great to read more concerning this theme. Thnx for posting that information.
    Sexy Lady
    Female escort

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