Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Simon Says..........STAMPtember® 'Stamp-It' Challenge and Blog Hop

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Here we are at the first Wednesday of the month and we have a very special challenge for you at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge blog!

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TODAY is Heidi's birthday!!  Heidi is the owner of Simon Says Stamp.  We'd love you to join us and wish Heidi a very Happy Birthday!

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Our theme this week is

STAMPtember® 'Stamp-It' and Blog Hop

 and we are showcasing the new  STAMPtember® products  that have just been released!  CLICK HERE to see them all - it's a HUGE release with loads of fabulous stamps, dies, stencils, and much more!!  You just need to use a good old fashioned stamp, no digitals this time, please, AND hop around to all the designer's blogs, leaving comments along the way.

You should have arrived here from JO's blog; if not, then click HERE to go to the start of the hop at the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog.

Here's my first card:

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This uses just a few stamps from the new Trick or Treat set.  I used markers to color the cat, then fussy-cut it out and added it to my scalloped panel, on which I had already stamped the cute stitched sentiment cloud.  I paired this up with a panel of Doodlebug patterned paper.

My next card uses some small elements from the new Presents and Ornaments set, and so I made my card a bit smaller, 4 1/4" square.

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other supplies: gold glitter paper as frame, Ranger super fine gold embossing powder, gold sequins, Simon's Schoolhouse Red cardstock

And one more, showing you a new Inside Holiday Greetings sentiment and the new Dots and Lines stencil.

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I stamped the sentiment on a Spellbinder's Floral Oval diecut in Simon's Lipstick Red ink, and popped it over the stencilled panel, along with a lovely hand-made poinsettia that was a gift to me years ago.  

Okay, let's see your stamped creations!  We have another $50.00 gift voucher for a random winner

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to the amazing Simon Says Stamp Store!!

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Now, hop on over to Lorraine's blog for your next stop!

ETA: I'm adding the 2 Christmas cards to the link party at Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking, in celebration of their newest Holiday Cards & More publication.

209 comments:

  1. Such lovely cards, Lin! They are great!

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  2. Great cards! I love the Halloween cat - so cute ;)

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  3. Oh wow! you've spoiled us!
    The kitty card is so cute, I love the red and gold combo on the elegant bauble card, and I love the poinsettia and that amazing font on the last card. FABULOUS! *claps*

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  4. Wow you've been busy, Lin! All of your cards are wonderful! Beautiful colouring on the cute cat and I love the pp background! Your second card is so elegant, love the rich colour combination and your design! The third card is so pretty with the gorgeous poinsettia and elegant sentiment piece!

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  5. Superb creations!!! I love the third one most, wonderful poinsettia with wonderful colour choice and BG:)

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  6. Cute, elegant and beautiful Lin!!
    Love them all and tfs!

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  7. These are such lovely cards, and being the cat magnet that I evidently am, I'm especially drawn to the Halloween cat card that you made--so adorable! Thanks for sharing the ideas :)

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  8. Super cute halloween card and i really like the second christmas card, so classy.

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  9. Beautiful cards but I love your Halloween card best, too cute!

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  10. Great Cards my 2 fave seasons all in one post :)

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  11. All the cards are fabulous! Love that Halloween kitty. And the gold ornaments are fantastic! Love the stripes with the funky flower. Just great.

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  12. I love the red and gold combo on the elegant bauble card, and I love the poinsettia and that amazing font on the last card.
    I´m no fan of Halloween but your x-mas Card blow me......




    CU hellerlittle

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  13. Lin, all of your cards are stunning! However, the first one is my favorite. :) I love cute stamps! Xo

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  14. Great cards - love the witch cat and the amazing poinsettia.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  15. Gorgeous cards Lin :-) all of them are fabulous ! :-) Love the cute kitty especially :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  16. Lovely cards, I am lovin' the dots and lines stencil!

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  17. Oh my you're cards are just beautiful. I'm just in love with the gold ornament card. So striking. I just have to try doing this. Love it. Thank you so much for sharing you're great ideas.

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  18. Love, love, love! The ornament care, in particular... it is stunning! Thank you!

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  19. Gorgeous cards Lin!! Love that embossed card!

    hugs...

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  20. love the red and gold….so classic and pretty!

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  21. Like the wonderful creations from the cute cat with wonderful background paper, the shiny ornaments & fabric Poinsettia.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  22. They are all gorgeous but the middle one is simply devine. I love the way the gold just pops right off the paper. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Oh my goodness! All of these creations are amazing!! I especially love the embossed ornaments!! :)

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  24. Cute halloween card and those two christmas cards are so elegant!

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  25. Beautiful creations! I am especially fond of your second card with the gold and red. How very elegant!

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  26. I really love the gold and red one, simple but yet beautiful! Nice work!

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  27. love all three cards but the gold embossed ornament card is my favorite!

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  28. Cards are so cute!! Love the fabric flower! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Just love the gold embossed ornaments, they are stunning.

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  30. Lin, that Halloween card is so adorable! I love your gorgeous, gold ornaments against the deep red background! And can you say, STUNNING?! I adore that beautiful flower on your last card! Awesome creativity, my friend!

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  31. Double Wowzers! Beautiful card and such a cute Halloween card too! I absolutely love that new stencil! Another must have!!

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  32. The Halloween card is adorable and your Xmas cards are super cute

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  33. Beautiful cards, the red and gold with the ornaments is very special.

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  34. Awesome creations. Love the colors... the halloween is adorable...

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  35. Love all three of your cards! Especially the Halloween one, it's just so darn cute!

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  36. I'm in love with the new Halloween stamp set! Nice cards.

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  37. The Halloween card is super cute, and the Christmas cards are so beautiful and elegant :)

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  38. Beautiful, Lin. I especially love your halloween card, that cat is adorable.

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  39. Really wonderful card, Lin. Thanks for being part of this super fun SSS Blog Hop and inspiring us with your talents.
    Karen
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  40. Three gorgeous cards Lin, I love the cute green eyed cat, lovely gold embossed baubles but the netting poinsettia is stunning!!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  41. Fab cards. I love the kitty image! :0)
    Hugs
    Annette
    xx

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  42. Your cards are always awesome. Your blog is the first one I check every day to see what new awesomeness you have for us. The Halloween card is my fave. Maybe I'm just not ready for Christmas.

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  43. The kitty is very cute - not scary at all, but don't tell him that :)

    I love the effect of the lace poinsettia too!

    They are all gorgeous cards.

    Hugz Tinz

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  44. I love the variety that you are showing!! That Halloween set is super cute!

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  45. That Halloween cat is so cute! But your Poinsettia card is so elegant!

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  46. Oh gosh! The Halloween card is so cute!! And both Christmas cards so classy and elegant!!!

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  47. Beautiful Lin! I really love your XMas cards, they are an inspiration as I start to have to think about getting mine done instead of leaving it for the last minute!

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  48. Love your cards...cat is so adorable...love the gold and red ornaments and the poinsettia is gorgeous....Awesome job!

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  49. Awesome cards, Lin! Love the different styles, and you do them so well!

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  50. Wow, what a bevy of beauties. Each one is a winner.

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  51. Great cards! I love the Halloween cat( so cute)

    Jenny

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  52. The kitty card is so cute and I love the simple elegance of your ornament card.

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  53. OMGee Lin what a beautiful and fantastic set of three cards and each one so different from the other!
    Love the colours, the cat stamp is fantastic and the papers are perfect for it!
    I love the rich and elegant look of your second card with just the right amount of sparkle.
    The third card, another Christmas creation is fantastic - I love every little detail of it and the poinsettia is fabulous!
    Thank you for the inspiration and for the hop Karen x

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  54. All of these cards are great, but the hand made flower really stands out! TFS

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  55. love the christmas cards. your poinsettia is ace xx

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  56. Great cards but the poinsettia one stole my heart!

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  57. Beautiful cards ... I love the Halloween kitty :)

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  58. Wonderful cards...cute cat, gorgeous gold Christmas card and fun stencil on the last.

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  59. Love all the cards you have created <3

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  60. What a cute Halloween card, Lin! Love the colors and sweet image with the spider webs in the background! And those golden ornaments are so elegant! The poinsettia is beautiful and that greeting set is tops on my list!

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  61. The Halloween card is beyond cute with that fun drac-kitty! The gold ornament card is beautiful and elegant, but the flower on that last card just blew me away! What a fantastic collection of cards!

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  62. OMG. They are all so wonderful. I love the way you used the stencil on the last card. But honestly I dont think I could pick a favorite.

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  63. Gorgeous! Love the colors and great use of the products.

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  64. The Trick or Treat stamp is one of my favorites from this release, and you did a fantastic job with it! Great cards!

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  65. Adorable Halloween card & very elegant Christmas card!!

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  66. The Halloween card is adorable. Beautiful Christmas cards!

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  67. WOW!!! Love all of your cards!!

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  68. All these cards are GREAT! Nice job!! :D

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  69. these are sooo great, Lin, love them!

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  70. Love your cards - especially that. Halloween one!

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  71. If I was going to Halloween this would be it.

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  72. Love the sentiment on the last card...and even though I am not a cat person....the kitty is adorable!

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  73. Gorgeous cards. Love the Trick or Treat one.

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  74. Beautiful cards! Who could not love that Halloween cat?

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  75. All of your cards are adorable!!! So much fun, I can't wait to play :D

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  76. Three very lovely cards! But I think the halloween card has to be my favorite!

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  77. lovely cards especially the first one : )

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  78. Wow Lin, you never cease to amaze me. Great to see that you are still creating some lovely beauties here on your blog. It has been a while since I have visited her our HA Flicker group but your ability to create masterpiece after masterpiece always blew me away. You have been blessed with some amazing talent and you have inspired me many times in the past. Your ability to provide various styles and designs still seem to ring true even today. Love the variety shared today and so great to see you going outside of your regular style like I think is the third card, which I remember from our group. No matter what style you always make it shine. May you be blessed with everything your hand finds to do. Big Hugs.

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  79. I just love that kitty. Awesome projects. TFS

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  80. Lin, your cards are awesome! The cute little cat is my favorite!

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  81. Cute or elegant, you do all styles so fabulously Lin! Beautiful cards :)

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  82. Great cards. Love the gold embossing on the second one

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  83. Wow you have been busy, great cards. Love that Halloween card. Thanks for sharing.

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  84. What wonderful cards Lin, hard pressed to choose a favourite.
    luv
    Debby

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  85. Fab cards! Love your Halloween cat.

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  86. Beautiful cards Lin! Love that cute Halloween kitty!

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  87. fantastic card, my favorite was the halloween card so funny!

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  88. Fantastic cards. I like your cute Halloween kitty and the gorgeous gold embossed ornaments.

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  89. Simply fabulous Lin. Just love them all.

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  90. Your cards are beautiful! I love the red and gold ornaments, I love the Halloween kitty!

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  91. This is my favorite Halloween card so far. I like the green background with spider webs!

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  92. Love all of these! The Halloween card is so cute and then comes the super elegant Christmas cards. Fabulous!

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  93. Love them especially cute Halloween and ornaments one!

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  94. I love your Halloween card! Always love purple and green for Halloween~ Good work!

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  95. Cute Halloween cat card and lovely florals. The gold embossed ornaments against that red is stunning!

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  96. All 3 cards are great but third one is gorgeous.

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  97. Stunning cards, Lin! Love the fun Halloween cat - it goes perfectly with the Doodlebug paper. The gold embossed ornaments look gorgeous on red and the sentiment is perfect on your last card alongside that beautiful poinsettia :)

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  98. These cards are well designed. They really catch your eye. I love the costumed cat! The red and gold holiday card is stunning. Love these new fun scripty sentiments!

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  99. All 3 cards are great! Love the new stencil. The minis on the gold card are beautiful. Wow on the poinsettia and what a cute cat. Thanks for sharing.

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  100. Oh my you have been busy! love the cards!

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  101. beautiful cards!!! for cuteness sake.my fav is still the halloween kitty : )

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  102. My favorite is the red/golden-one - so elegant...

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  103. Lin, these are wonderful cards! So different from each other and you did them all perfectly!! I am in awe of your perfect stenciling!! I love the Halloween card, it makes me smile!

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  104. Your cards are amazing. The Christmas ornaments is especially beautiful. Thanks

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  105. Your cards are all amazing!
    I really love the last one with the
    poinsettia-lovely!

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  106. Beautiful cards. Cute cat. I love love the red and gold Christmas card. It is to elegant. I really like the poinsettia you created on the last card.
    Darbaby on SCS

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  107. All three are amazing Lin!! My first order is on its way!

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  108. Never one to disappoint, Lin, you have given us THREE awemazing cards to drool over!! You are the BEST!! Hugs, Darnell

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  109. Lovely cards. I especially love the gold embossed on red cardstock. It is simply gorgeous. :D

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  110. Lovely card! Fun new products to try!

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  111. WOW 3 gorgeous cards! I love the red and gold embossed card, so elegant!
    Tammy x

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  112. What a darling, whimsical cat from the Trick or Treat collection. Great card.

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  113. Wow! What a feast for the eyes! I love every detail of every card!

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  114. Three great cards but that masked kitty takes the cake in my book - love him!

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  115. The first is so fun and adorable and the second is classic

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  116. All 3 of these cards are lovely - Like the Halloween card and of course the Christmas cards too - SUper! TFS Thanks for the HOP - Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day Gail Scott

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  117. Oh what lovely cards! I love the little black cat as I have one that is 9 years old and only 7#. The red and gold make an elegant Christmas card, and then there's that line and dot stencil again. I know I will own that before long!

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  118. My favorite is your red and gold card...very nice

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  119. You've been a busy lady! Lovely designs.

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  120. Super fun trio! I just love the way you colored the halloween kitty! So cute!


    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  121. That poinsettia was amazing as were your cards. Great job!

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  122. Really lovely and fun cards. Makes getting excited for the holidays that more fun. There's so much to create with Stamptember products...I hope to be on the receiving end of the blog hop. Thank you SSS.

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  123. I don't do Halloween so I was happy to see the beautiful Christmas cards!

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  124. Gorgeous set of cards Lin, my faourite is the poinsettia one, absolutely gorgeous! x

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  125. Your Christmas cards are beautiful.

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  126. three unique cards...one cute, one elegant and one creative with the flower bow.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  127. Lin, the vamp cat is so adorable... And I'm loving the gold and red themed card! TFS

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  128. I just love that gold Christmas card!

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  129. Love seeing your creations, Lin. What a selection here. And I love the delphinium above too (hubby is a clever cookie!)

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  130. Wow, you are a busy lady! Beautiful cards. I love the gold embossed ornaments....

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  131. Oh Happy Day, Heidi. Love love love the Halloween card. Your colours are perfect. Trick or treat stamp set is on my list

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  132. Love all of these cards, but especially love the kitty Halloween card!

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  133. Beautiful cards, especially the one with the ornaments!

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  134. What a gorgeous collection of cards! Wow. :o) Each one is lovely and brings a smile to my face... especially the golden ornaments! Beautifully designed creation! :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  135. Gorgeous cards. I really like the Halloween cat with the spiderweb background. How adorable is that! I also really like the gold ornaments. Such great ways to show off the new products. Thanks!

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  136. Beautiful and cute cards Lin! Love the red stencil. Think it's a "must have" going on a wish list!

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  137. Stunning cards Lin - they're all so different too!!

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  138. Great cards; I especially love the gold ornaments, but the Halloween card is so fun!

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  139. These cards are gorgeous,Lin! I especially love the Christmas ones. Just beautiful!

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  140. Beautiful cards! That halloween cat is funny!

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  141. Such lovely cards, Lin! I especially like the small ornament Christmas card!

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  142. All the cards are beautiful, but those gold ornaments on the red cs are simply stunning!

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  143. Love the gold embossed ornaments!

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  144. Fabulous cards! I love your Halloween cat with the web background!! Great Christmas cards!

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  145. Wow gorgeous cards Lin and that poinsettia is stunning!!

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  146. The super fine gold powder almost gives a rustic feel. Love it!

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  147. All your cards are wonderful! That cat stamp is just too cute on the Hallowe'en card. And the simple elegance of the Christmas cards is great. Tfs!

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  148. Wow these are incredible!!! Fabulous work really love that big flower!

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  149. Such darling cards, Lin. Your creativity always impresses me. Thanks for sharing your lovely work. I look forward to seeing everyone's great projects. Such a fun blog hop!
    Sierra
    www.sierrasgit.blogspot.com

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  150. Wow! Beautiful card... I love the gold embossing.

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  151. Wow! Such marvelous cards, Lin.

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  152. Manny cat vampire. Silliness and fun.

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  153. Akk very beautiful cards, loving your halloween one..adoreable! xoxox

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  154. All are so different and am loving the classy red and gold baubles, Luv Sam x

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  155. Love the cat - great cutting & colouring. Your other two cards are awesome too ... but the moggy stole the show for me :-)

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  156. DELIGHTFUL set of cards Lin!!!
    LOVE your spooky cat, LOVE your golden ornaments and LOVE your poinsettia with the STUNNING stencilled background - LOVE THEM ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

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  157. Love that Halloween stamp set.

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  158. What beautiful cards, designs and techniques! TFS

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  159. Love the webbed background on the Halloween card.

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  160. Wow, your cards are fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  161. Spoiled with all these cards! :0)

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  162. Beautiful cards! I really love the red stenciled dots and lines card - it is so striking against the white background!

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  163. Fantastic cards Lin. The poinsettia is gorgeous on the last card. Also like the white/red background. The heat embossed ornaments are lovely.

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  164. Wonderful cards. Love your Christmas cards and the way you've used the stripes and dots stencil, and your Halloween card is so sweet. Makes me almost wish I would need to make any Halloween cards myself.

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  165. From cute to beautiful...you've covered it all with these fabulous cards!

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  166. Cute, cute, and cute! I will so make all 3 of your cards! Thx for sharing! I love the elegance of the red & gold, esp. W/the addition of the sequins (so trendy). Your Halloween kitty is great! I couldn't have chosen a better combo of papers/inks! And, I will now add the stencil of the red & white card to my cart! Simply elegant!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!