Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Simon Says..........Use a Stamp and Blog Hop!



It's time for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!This week our challenge is Use a Stamp.  

We're doing things a tiny bit different just this week: you must create a project using a stamp, no digitals, please, add your creation to the linky as usual, AND then hop around to all of the Design Team's blogs and leave a comment.

We are all showcasing the new STAMPtember® products being released - a humongous release full of stamps, stencils, and dies! If you haven't seen them yet, just click HERE.

So since you have lots of hopping to do, let's get started!  You should have arrived here from my lovely teamie Jo's blog.  If not, you can go to the Simon Says Stamp Blog to start at the beginning. Here are 2 cards using the new stamp sets I was sent:

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supplies: Simon's Back to School stamp set, markers to color, yellow gelato, My Favorite Things Stitched Traditional Tags die, Lawn Fawn twine

I repeatedly stamped the bus across the card front, then scribbled on a yellow gelato.  I stamped and colored the little student, cut her out on a stitched tag, and added my sentiment stamped and embossed in white on black to make it resemble a chalkboard, in keeping with the school theme.

My next card uses a stamp set that is really meant for using in planners, but I did my best to use a few of the elements on a card that could be given by a proud parent to a son or daughter.  Soccer was the sport both our boys played growing up, so I concentrated on that sport only, but with the many different sports represented in this set, it could easily be changed out for anything else:

SSS Sept9

supplies: black and white cardstock, Simon's Sports Planner stamp set and Best Circle die, also Big Scripty Greetings stamp set

This Sports Planner set has every sports ball you can think of, plus some sentiments that would really come in handy for listing all the practices and notes a parent would need during any sports season.

Now it's your turn!  We have a $50.00 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store for one lucky random winner of our challenge!

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AND I have a Simon's goodie bag to give away, too!  All you need to do is leave me a comment here and enter the challenge!

 

Do you use Instagram?  If you do, we'd love you to add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there, too! Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram.

The next person on the hop is our fearless leader Lols!  Happy Hopping!

241 comments:

  1. These are super cute cards. Perfect for back to school time!

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  2. you made great cards
    have a nice day
    hugs

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  3. Way to rock the blog hop with two cuties!! I love the bus background with the darling image on the first! The 2nd card is just too fun! I love how you used the soccer stamp!

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  4. Great cards. I love the school bus background. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Oh my gosh, these are so CUTE!! :) I really love the school bus background! ;)

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  6. I really like your soccer card a lot! Creative regards from stempelfrida
    http://stempelfrida.blogspot.de

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  7. Wonderful cards Lin! They are both so cute :)
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  8. Lovely cards. specialy the footballcard. Greatings Marja

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  9. Super cards! I love that school bus background!

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  10. Love the ideas behind these two cards - the football card is just so perfect for my little boy ( I will have to case this one. LOL)

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  11. Love the sweetness in your creation and the football creation is very striking!

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  12. Beautiful cards! I love the bus background and great card designs.

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  13. Both cards are really cute. Love the school bus background, especially!

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  14. Fabulous cards Lin :-) both are very cute, I love the little girl, she is adorable and I love the yellow bus background. The football card is fab too, perfectly boyish :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  15. Like the creations. Like how you colored the school bus background yellow. Like the soccer theme. My daughter enjoyed playing soccer when she was younger.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  16. such great cards...love the background you created on the first and the great soccer theme on the last.

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  17. LOVE that yellow school bus background .... perfect to showcase the little girl. Put gum balls on that backpack and it could be my granddaughter.

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  18. Both cards are super cute and fabulous!!!

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  19. The little girl on the card is so cute! Thanks for two super cards♥

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  20. Your little school girl card: sweet! And the soccer balls have has planted a smile all over my face! II have a young nephew who would love for his Aunty to make sport ball cards for him! This stamp/die set is on my list!
    ~carol

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  21. Love the repeating bus background! Great idea! They are both great card designs. Super job.

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  22. She is going back to school!
    She looks great and the bus background is awesome!!!
    I love the soccer ball card too!

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  23. Great cards! I am loving the school bus background and the fussy cutting around the soccer balls.

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  24. Great card designs for teachers & coaches both!

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  25. Love these school themed cards!

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  26. wow, Lin. love your back to school cards. I always get wonderful ideas from you. thanks so much for sharing

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  27. Both fabulous cards Lin, I love your yellow school bus and such a gorgeous image on the tag!! The football image is stunning - perfect for many football fanatics!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  28. that little girl with the backpack could have been me at school, i looked just like that, how did you know? haha great card, well done

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  29. It's wonderful to get to see a twofer on these hops. That wonderfully colored little girl tag is a charmer but then you mount it on that great patterned paper. WOW! The soccer card is perfect...makes a great guy card.

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  30. Both cards are wonderful, Lin. I especially love the design and bus bg on the first.

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  31. Love your cards and the way you stamped your pattern paper. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  32. Very cute!! My hubby is a soccer fan and he would love the second one!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  33. Genius background on your first and fantastic design on your soccer card, Lin.

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  34. Great cards, excellent for this back to school season

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  35. Both cards are super cute. Really love the background on the first card. What a great look!

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  36. That background is awesome!! The school bus background is so eye catching.

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  37. Fun cards. I really love the first one. That bus background is perfect. TFS

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  38. Love your sports planner card. Would look great in a project life spread!

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  39. Sweet cards! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  40. That gelato background makes a great base for the sweet tag, Lin and the football card would be really popular with my 2 boys!

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  41. So cute Lin. My favorite was the back to school card with those darling buses in the background!

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  42. Hi Lin, these are awesome cards! I love the classic design of the football card and the bus background is so clever!

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  43. Both projects are adorable, Lin.

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  44. They're both as cute as can be Lin! I like the school busses in the background of the first card!

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  45. Perfect cards - both very fun and great for the kiddos in our lives!! You are marvelous!!

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  46. That little girl is just so cute! I love the way you used that stamp.

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  47. Oh how CUTE!! What great design!

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  48. Totally cue & fun cards.
    Have a blessed day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  49. Love both your cards but especially the soccer card. Really love your use of the die & sentiments.

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  50. Cute cards! I really like the way you used the soccer balls to border the sentiment.

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  51. Great cards, but I especially love the guy one...

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  52. Two adorable cards! I especially love the schoolbus paper on the first, so cute :)

    Tanya xx

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  53. Well your bus background for your first card is excellent! The little girl is such a cutie! I am loving your second card, as you said, perfect to change up for almost any sport!!

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  54. Super cute! Love the back to school theme - so appropriate for this time of the year!

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  55. The school bus background is really fun.

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  56. Great cards Lin - love the back to school one in particular.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  57. Love these! Darling back to school card ♥

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  58. What sweet cards. Love the bus background with the sweet schoolgirl tag. Beautiful work.

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  59. Both cards are so great! The bus background is really appealing. I would love to send the soccer card to a soccer playing grandchild!

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  60. Love that background of the bus. Great back to school card. And the soccer balls are adorable. Great cards!

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  61. Such wonderful cards! Love the bus background!

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  62. Lin, love both cards. Was looking at the back to school card and thinking how brilliant that would be for my granddaughter, who's too young for school but has just started preschool. I reckon she will love the little girl and backpack.

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  63. Love your sports planner card. Would look great in a project life spread!

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  64. What fabulous backgrounds you have created. Such fun to see your ideas.

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  65. That bus background is awesome!!!! Very nice cards!

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  66. That soccer card is such a smart encouragment card!

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  67. Cute card. Thank you for sharing

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  68. CUTE and COOL cards Lin :)
    LOVE your designs, especially your awesome school bus background!!!

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  69. love the bus and the little girl...so cute!

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  70. Darling back to school cards, Lin! Love the school bus background!

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  71. Lin, Yahoo! Great blog hop! It gives the opportunity to meet new telented people! Your card is really gorgeous )

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  72. Amazing projct for this blog hop..But my favorite is card with girl and with amazing background!! Thanks for the inspiration and great blog hop!

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  73. Those are very cute and unique! <3

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  74. Those are such cute and unique cards!

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  75. Love your cards. I had soccer players as well...brings back memories...thank you.

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  76. What adorable cards! Love both the backgrounds.

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  77. Love your cards :) Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  78. Love that bus background really awesome cards. TFS.

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  79. Such a cute back-to-school card. I like the way you repeated the image for the background.

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  80. How CUTE these cards are! Love that you use such bold colours (yes, I count black and white as colours) and let the motifs and sentiments pop for themselves. Very pretty!

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  81. your first card is super sweet and your second card is awesome!

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  82. Two spectacular cards, Lin. You created a great background, lovely coloring.

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  83. Great cards. I really like your bus background and the soccer encouragement card is a great way to use the planner set.

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  84. Love your cards Lin, especially love your back to school card and the background you have created.

    Jo x

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  85. These are really great cards for young people (which, I sometimes have a hard time with!) Great work Lin.

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  86. My granddaughter Syd would love that soccer ball card! Super! TFS

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  87. Fabulous card duo - love how you used the bus image from the Back To School stamp set to make your background

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  88. Hi Lin! Love them both - I'm now thinking those large sentiments could be calling my name!
    =] Michele

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  89. The school bus background was very clever. What a great idea.

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  90. Very cute cards! Love all of them...especially the sport card!

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  91. Cute school age cards. I like some of the small image sets even though I don't need a planner anymore.

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  92. De vuelta al colegio, preciosa postal

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  93. Wonderful Back To School cards!! Thanks for the inspirations!

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  94. Great cards! I especially love that little girl. She's so sweet!

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  95. Love your cards. The coloring on the little girl image is very nice. And as a soccer fan, I love the soccer card. Great designs. TFS

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  96. Love the soccer card. It's plain but the colors are so effective.
    The little girl is darling. So fun that she's standing in front of the school buses - ready to go.
    thanks for sharing.

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  97. Love your bus background on the first card and the impact that the contrast make on the second. Both are fabulous Lin!

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  98. The first card is just adorable, and I love the stitched tag along with the school bus background. The 2nd card is so fun with those soccer balls inside of the scalloped borders! What a fun pair of cards for his and hers :)

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  99. These cards are super cute! I especially like the soccer theme--so many kids play yet it's hard to find good soccer inspiration! Yours is terrific!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  100. Great cards Lin! I am a school bus driver and I love the card with the buses in the background. Thanks for all the artistic inspiration!

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  101. Love the bus background! Such a great idea to use that stamp!

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  102. That use of the planner set is inspired!

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  103. These are great cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  104. Great cards for september! I just got a "soccer" ball stamp and can't wait to make some cards. So many kids (including my grand kids) are into soccer!

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  105. Very cute cards! Love the bus background!

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  106. Loving the bus background. Great cards.

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  107. Great cards!! I love the background on the first one and the sentiment on the second!! :)

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  108. Really cute cards. Love how you stamped the bus background and the cute girl image.

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  109. Super cute cards! I love the little girl! Thanks for the inspiration and blog hop!

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  110. So cute! love the schoolbus background! The card with the soccer theme is very creative!

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  111. Great cards. Really like the way you colored the background on the back to school card.
    Vanessa

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  112. Both are adorable, Lin! Love the big twine bow on the first :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  113. Sweet little cards, love those back to school stamps.

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  114. Darling school card, Lin - just love the shading on your little girl! And the soccer card looks great too!

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  115. I love the soccer card! I have been eyeing that set ever since it came out!

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  116. These are adorable! Love the school bus background on the first and that soccer card is fabulous!

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  117. Love the girl stamp. Wish there is a boy stamp, too.

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  118. I love seeing how designers use tags on their cards - tags are one element I'm not comfortable with yet. Guess I have to grab a tag by it's tie and just do it.

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  119. Great cards! I love the yellow bus background on the first and the cool black/white soccer theme of the second!

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  120. What a great idea for a background! The buses are perfect, and they just look so happy :)

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  121. Am loving how you are so industrious that you made 2 fabulous back to school cards! Loved the little girl with the fun bus background! Great job!

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  122. Love your bus background. So very cute.

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  123. Such fun cards! Love the school bus background and football borders.

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  124. Wonderful cards! I wish I could give that soccer one to my son :)

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  125. both your cards are wonderful Lin. Love the soccer one... great idea to use the balls

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  126. Wonderful cards Lin and I love your clever designs:) xx

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  127. 2 great cards, Lin. I really like the little girl. I also very much appreciate you sharing the verse with you photo at the top of your blog.

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  128. Very nice cards, I love the background of the first one, so cute and colorful.

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  129. 2 brilliant cards - love the cuteness of the first one with the fun yellow bus BG but the second one in black and white has just knocked me over! So perfect for lots of people I know! Superb inspiration.

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  130. Two fabulous cards and great stamps xx

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  131. awesome cards...loving the yellow bus background it looks super cool!!

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  132. Two very nice cards for children. They'll love them.

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  133. Wow! Two sweet cards! I wonder how that poor little girl will know which bus to catch? Ha! Ha! Thank you for sharing these with us! What fun to see all these creations up close!

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  134. Ack! So cute, Lin! Love your school themed cards and I'm totally smitten with your school bus background!

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  135. Oh these are sweet! I really love the background you made with the busses.

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  136. Two lovely and fun cards Lin and I adore the background on the first and the footballs are great too. x

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  137. I love the bus card. The repeated bus stamp outlines against the yellow look great.

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  138. love the bus bg and the gelato...I always forget to use mine!!

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  139. Wonderful cards!! the Soccer card looks great :)

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  140. What cute cards, I love the gelato and bus background, it's so pretty.

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  141. Love all the buses on the background and the soccer card is a fab design Lin.

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  142. Love your yellow gelato and school bus background!

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  143. She's so cute, very clever use of the school bus stamp to create the background. Love the football card, it's perfect for any player.

    Thank you for the blog hop.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  144. Both great cards!!!! I really love the circle sentiment you used on the soccer card, what a unique idea!

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  145. Not just one but two fab fun cards. I love your paper choice and use of the tag with the first cutie and your repeated soccer ball with that wonderful bold sentiment is...well, awesome! Hugs, Lesley

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  146. black with white-whether it's in honor of your favorite football team?

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  147. Wow, two great cards. Love the background paper with the buses on the first card, such a cool finish with the gelato. Such a sweet image too. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Wends x

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  148. Both your cards are gorgeous . i recently made a couple of projects for my daughters teachers and I wish I had your stamp then!! and Thank you for a chance to win
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    soniasv@rediffmail.com
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  149. Great back to school cards. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  150. lovin' how you used a repeat stamp to create your own DP; thanx for the inspiration!

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  151. she is so cute on that tag and i really like the BG paper you created.

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  152. wonderful cards thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  153. Your cards are great! I love how that bus looks stamped as a background!

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  154. Your bus background is wonderful! I need the sports set for when the grandchildren begin sports...which will be here quicker then it should!

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  155. Fun cards. Love the school bus background.

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  156. Ohhh these are fabulous ... I especially love your soccer balls card, that would be perfect for my nephew!

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  157. I love the bus background! Thanks for sharing.

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  158. Such a cute little girl is going to school. I love the card. D. xxx

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