Friday, February 10, 2012

My Pink-alicious Blog Hop

Welcome to this month's My Pink-alicious Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Missy's blog. 
This month we were challenged as follows:

Challenge: Use the color red, a circle, a pink ribbon and MORE THAN ONE My Pink Stamper stamp.

I have been creating with the Cricut cartridge Victorian Romance and decided that I would use this cart with Robyn's stamps to create a mini word book for my project.


*** I went back and added shadows to the lettering and some liquid Pearls.  I didn't like how the lettering didn't pop against the similar backgrounds.  As I add embellishments to each additional page, I will update the pictures.  =)




Materials Used:
  • Cricut cartridge Victorian Romance
  • My Pink Stamper From the Heart stamp set
  • K&Company McKenna paper pad
  • Ranger Worn Lipstick distress ink
  • Stampin' Up! cardstock in Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Mellow Moss and Always Artichoke
  • Misc. ribbon from my stash
I just love the old fashioned and romantic feel the cuts on this cartridge have and how Robyn's stamps paired up with them perfectly!  I like how stamping with the distress ink made the sentiments look aged.

I want to add some more soft bling and embellishing to the mini as well, but I wanted to keep it clean and simple for the blog hop. 
Here are the files to this word book if you would like to easily recreate:
http://www.box.com/s/211ivfzlvk2ls5n25xy3   Gypsy
http://www.box.com/s/fdqxq2m0jx4rh77q6ygu  Cricut Craft Room

And here is the file to the rest of this past week's projects using this cartridge:
http://www.box.com/s/94dn8iq85lob86i39zec  Gypsy
http://www.box.com/s/4sbgv75x4o470ur2us23  Cricut Craft Room

Have you tried cutting chipboard on your Cricut yet?  What?  You haven't?  Well, you are in luck!  To thank you for hopping along with us, I am giving away a Deep Cut Blade with Housing kit to one luck winner.  It even comes with two markers if you haven't tried that either!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post.  Using Random.Org, I will select a winner on Valentine's Day, February 14th.  You will have until Friday night, Febraury 17 to contact me with your mailing information. 

The next stop on the blog hop is with the talented Roberta.  And here is the rest of the list in case you just joined us or get lost. 

Blog Hop List--February

Robyn
Alex
Andrea
Angela
Carissa
Chelle
Courtney
Cristi
Helen
June
Kassidy
Michelle
Missy
Renee
Roberta
Sharon
Shelley
Tracy
Maria

124 comments:

  1. Your project turned out amazing, I love the colors and I love the carts you used.
    Thank you so much for all your hard work on sharing your projects with us. I love your blog.
    Tina
    twochicscricut@live.com

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  2. love the mini would love to see it once it is all blinged up so I will def be back to your site cant wait to see it done.
    denise
    snugglemouse@yahoo.com

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  3. Beautiful word book! LOVE, love the colors & details! :o)

    Michelle

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  4. Wow you really put a lot of work into your project for the hop. It's really beautiful and I love the vintage look and colors. : )

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  5. You rock Renee this is awesome and so nice of you to share your file. This book is beautiful and romantic I love it.
    HUGS, DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  6. cool giveaway, I've never cut chipboard before, sounds fun!

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  7. Gorgeous word book! thanks for the awesome idea and giveaway

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  8. What a beautiful book. I just got a Bind-it-all. Can't wait to try something like this. No I haven't tried to cut chipboard yet, but I would like to give it a try.
    Tammy
    jonestammyp@bellsouth.net

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  9. love to try this sometime, thats for the idea!

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  10. I love the book! You did such an awesome job on it as it is beautiful!! I have never cut chipboard but have worked with it before and love it! Such a great idea!
    Melissa
    http://scrappymacdesigns.blogspot.com

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  11. That book is super cute! Thanks for the chance to win. I would love to try the markers out!

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  12. Renee, this is absolutely wonderful! Romantic and lovely.

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  13. This is a very elegant book Renee! Your images are so pretty! I'm going to end up buying this cart probably, I'm going to have you to "blame"!!! Great job this week!

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  14. WOW! Your word book is beautiful! Love it! Thanks for sharing :)

    Kara Fortenberry
    fortenberrykara@yahoo.com
    pinkcricutlove.blogspot.com

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  15. Adorable book. Very romantic! You did a wonderful job!
    tlmiller.tasha@gmail.com
    scrapbrat07.blogspot.com

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  16. Thanks for sharing all these wondeful projects from the Victorian cart. Plus the giveaway! I have not tried chipboard but will. Shannon theirishscrapper2011@ gmaildotcom

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  17. I love the victorian feel to your book. It turned out great. I haven't tried cutting chipboard or using pens in my Cricut
    katieoscreations@gmail.com

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  18. The project is seriously awesome! Did you use your Gypsy?

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  19. That is such a cute project.

    zaira.amezola@gmail.com

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  20. Awesome word book. I have not tried one of those yet nor have I cut chipboard or used markers with my cricut. I can say I cut tons of paper though. Thanks for the chance to win the deep blade.
    acountrytwinkle at verizon dot net

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  21. I love the vintage look. I have not seen this cartridge before. I will have to get this one. Beautiful project. Ogdendoll@gmail.com

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  22. Your mini word book is wonderful. Love the romantic cuts from that cart, and you did a great job with them. TFS and thanks for a chance to win.
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  23. What a BEAUTIFUL mini book Renee! I didn't think I wanted that cartridge, but now I may have to rethink that! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  24. Renee, you are amazing, I love your work. This book is very elegant, and I love the color palette! Thanks for your inspiration!

    Trisha
    tjscrappin at yahoo dot com

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  25. What a beautiful mini! I just L♥ve it!
    newell60@bellsouth.net

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  26. Oh my goodness!! That is so gorgeous! You should be very proud of that! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Rachel
    rachelholt09@yahoo.com

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  27. Oh wow! Is Victorian Romance new-it must be! I want it!!! LoL I love vintage and you hit it on the head! Thank you! Take care!

    LLeMay2007@gmail.com
    http://scrapnooker.blogspot.com/

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  28. I just got the Victorian Romance cart myself, I love the designs too! I really like your word book, I have not tried to make one before, but I might have to try that out soon!

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  29. This is incredibly amazing and the paper is just darling. Thanks for the chance to win and already a follower.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com
    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

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  30. Renee!!! I came I saw and YOU ROCKED THIS ONE!!! I love this project!!! This is one off the hot tamale train...woooooo!!! :)
    if I win ...wandapizarro02@gmail.com

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  31. This is absolutely beautiful! The more cricut cartridge work I see, the more cartridges I want. I am still such a newbie. If I win my contact info is mc-reeda@seovec.org. Thanks!

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  32. Oh my goodness, your word book is beautiful!!!! SO pretty. I love the colors too. You make me want to run downstairs and get my Gypsy and start welding here at midnight. LOL!

    Sew Sweet N Crafty
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

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  33. How beautiful! I love your mini book!

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  34. beautiful book album!! So love the cuts. I just got the Victorian romance and can't wait to use it! papers are so pretty!! PARKERNANA4@AOL.COM
    http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

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  35. awesome word book, I've never tried one of these before. cool giveaway

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  36. Oh, my goodness! This album in beautiful! What fabulous images and the detail is wonderful!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

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  37. What a beautiful album! I've been wanting to try my hand at one of these. You've been good inspiration!

    one4god3@yahoo.com

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  38. What an adorable album! You are so creative!

    http://crafty-katy.blogspot.com/

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  39. It's beautiful! Looks like a lot of work, but it is worth it!

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  40. Very pretty! I've never made one before.
    Btsibo3@hotmail.com

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  41. So cute. I always see these and always think they are adorable but never have tried one. One day I'll try it! TFS! JenBrierley2 at gmail dot com

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  42. Cute cute little mine. I didn't know you could cut chipbrd with your cricut. Oh gotta try that now.
    TFS

    Karen C
    emptynestboutique at yahoo dot com

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  43. I have always wanted to try cutting chip board, but haven't been brave enough yet. Thanks for a chance to win something so great. And thanks for the inspiration in your project. I think it is so cute!

    -Miranda
    ramandamatteson@gmail.com

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  44. Thank you for the ideas and the opportunity to win!

    -April
    Happens 2 me @ gmail.com

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  45. Great little mini, thanks for sharing. I have Victorian Romance on my wish list but I was out of work and I just started a new job so no spending for a bit for me. Thanks for the inspiration and for the blog candy, I haven't tried cutting chipboard yet. Good luck to everyone and Happy Valentine's Day!
    Krissy ( modemgirlz at aol dot com )

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  46. beautiful mini album - I have created a few but they always take me so long to embellish LOL

    http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com
    lizabratt@comcast.net

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  47. Wow you outdid yourself on this project! It is awesome, I have been so amazed by all your projects lately you are really talented, thanks for sharing.

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  48. I love your mini album! It has such a romantic feel. TFS

    tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com

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  49. Love this album and thanks for the image files. I would love to try cutting chipboard sometime. Great job!!!

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  50. What a great album. This is such a great project. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us.

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  51. What a great mini! Love all those romantic cuts. Beautiful! Haven't cut chipboard yet. Need to get the deep cut blade. Regina
    regina95370@sbcglobal.net

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  52. What a sweet little book. I haven't made one of these yet but I am determined to try some day!
    KristaBaze@gmail.com

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  53. beautiful book! i love the papers you used.

    Tammi
    tammi_amata@ameritech.net

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  54. How romantic, I love it! I haven't tried chipboard but you inspired me to give it a try. Now I need a deep blade... where is that Michael's coupon? lol Thanks for a chance to win it before I buy it!

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  55. I love your idea! It's so cute! :0)

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  56. I love the idea! I'm definitely going to use this one. I had previously decided that Victorian Romance wasn't one I'd use, but if I was doing something like this, definitely!

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  57. Renee,

    You blew me away! I didn't even know we could make something so beautiful with our cricut! I didn't know we could cut word books. TFS!

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  58. Love it! And no I have not tried to cut chipboard but if I win I will definitely have to try it!

    nataliet02 at gmail dot com

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  59. Beautiful mini book, love all details, and the vintage colors. lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  60. Love the mini album! I really like the victorian theme. Thanks for the chance to win the deep cut blade!

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  61. Wow! I love this! Did you create the word book with your Cricut? This mini album is fantastic! I think VR is my favorite cartridge! I'll be downloading your CCR files when I get to my computer! Thanks so much for sharing them!

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  62. This mini is just lovely! So romantic and pretty. Love the colors and everything :-)

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  63. Your mini book is so darling. Makes me want to buy that cart! I haven't made any mini books myself but now I want to try one.

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  64. Very cute word book and the colors are so soft it fits.

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  65. Very romantic mini book--I like the silhouettes.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  66. I just love the romantic mini, you did such a wonderful job on it too!
    Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway :):)

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  67. Not I have not try cutting chip board or the Cricut makers:(

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  68. Wow!! Your project album is fantastic!! I love this cartridge and how you did this! I must have it now! Thank you so much for sharing this inspiration! Love your blog!
    Beverly
    jordanbev5@yahoo.com

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  69. Renee this is perfect! The colors the details the images! I love vintage stuff! Too cute! TFS CallyAnn
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  70. I make lots of mini albums, but have never used my cricut to make one. Now you have planted an idea in my head, and I must give it a try soon.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Mary
    chick256 at g mail dot com

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  71. What a beautiful mini!!! I love how the cricut makes it so easy to embellish the pages in mini. It's loads of fun too! Tfs!

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  72. This is just stunning! What a beautiful book! I am inspired now. Thanks so much for the chance to win this- I have always wanted a deep cutting blade. lclass003atgmaildotcom

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  73. Love your book!! It just so happens I just cut some chipboard for the first time this week. I didn't use a deep cutting blade though..it was kind of think board, and I was about to change my blade anyway, so just used multi-cut!! Hope it didn't hurt my machine!! Still have to try the markers! Thanks for the chance to win!!

    peifert88@gmail.com

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  74. Oh Renee what a unique project ~ I love it! No, I haven't tried cutting chipboard but I have that and some vinyl that just arrived! The blade would be a wonderful prize! Thank you for the opportunity! msmith38652@gmail.com http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  75. I love the book. Thanks for all the insperatio

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  76. This mini book came out great. I have yet to try doing one. You've inspired me now. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  77. I love your mini album. I have always wanted to make one with a letter on each page. ....but I haven't yet. I also don't own a deep cut blade yet. Such a great give away.

    Angela
    simplecreations @live.com

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  78. I love your Word book. So great! Happy Valentines day to you... And thanks for the giveaway!
    Penny
    redheadworking at earthlink dot net

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  79. Super cute book!

    Melissa
    melisbartlett@yahoo.com

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  80. I LOVE this book, adorable.
    Richelle
    lilbug1976 at yahoo . com

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  81. Hi Renee!
    WOW! What a BEAUTIFUL Mini Album! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project :)

    Suzanne
    suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

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  82. Beautiful mini album! Really lovely... and thank you for the chance to win something I could really use!

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  83. what a lovely romance album. I just love the mini's! This is perfect for Valentine's Day.

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  84. A very pretty mini album. What great talent. TFS.

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  85. Your mini is beautiful! I have always wanted to try a mini, but I haven't yet. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Karen
    o2bnxtc@hotmail.com

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  86. Love your mini! I will be trying this for the first time and thank you for identifying the Craft Room file you used!
    paravella@aol.com

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  87. This is an adorable mini album! TFS

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  88. Beautiful book! You did such a good job
    making this mini. Thanks for sharing.
    maw1@windstream.net

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  89. Hi Renee. Your book is so cute! Love the way you put the hop colors to use. Thanks for offering a nice giveaway too. I'm new here and a new follower.

    Hugs...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

    I hope you'll stop by and be a new follower too.

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  90. OOPS - I should have left you my email too.
    It's
    cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  91. This is an amazing mini album!! Had to sign up to follow you...can't wait to come back and see all your wonderful creations!! Bev b bevborda at yahoo dot com

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  92. Soooo pretty, love your book! would love to cut some chip board hope I win! Thanks for the chance.
    Renee
    gohogwild dot renee @ gmail dot com

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  94. Wow, you did a fabulous job and thank so much for the file!!

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  95. Beautiful job!!

    Leslie
    Cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  96. This board book is totally beautiful! I loved how you used the shadow on the letters. I've never done that before. The Victorian cartridge is much prettier than I even imagined.

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  97. Your book is so pretty and elegant. Such detail. Thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win.

    Danielle
    leeceratops@comcast.net

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  98. Very cute project!! Thanks the the chance to win. ksantell@gmail.com

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  99. Renee,

    Your mini album is AMAZING!!! :) I love it! Thank you so much for sharing the files, too!

    Crafty hugs,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  100. Cute book for the challenge! Doing the blog hop!

    Love,
    Codi Gardner
    codi.gardner@me.com

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  101. How cute is that. I love your mini album.
    Snow_love83@yahoo.com

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  102. This is so wonderful! My daughter and I are making our first book, so this is going to be our inspiration, thanks for sharing!

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  103. This would make a great anniversary project.

    Rebecca
    brrck@yahoo.com

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  104. LOVE (pun intended) your mini album!!! Thank you so much for the chance to win! I have not tried cutting chipboard yet!

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  105. I have not tried cutting chipboard yet, but I have a stack of old cereal boxes waiting here. I don't know what I am afraid of.

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  106. Never tried anything with chipboard but surely would have to try if I won this! Thanks for the opportunity and the challenge.
    patpionkeathotmaildotcom

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  107. i love the cuts from the cartridge you used. I too may now have to get it now that I've seen them used like this. I'm sure my hubby will thank you for inspiring me to go buy another cricut cartridge hee-hee. I've yet to do a chipboard anything but I think I just might do an album now.

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  108. Thank you so much for the kind words of encouragment on my blog today. I have to say, I was in awe of your project over the weekend. The DETAIL and TIME! I loved it!

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  109. OMG! One of the best mini books I've seen! Thanks for the inspiration !

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  110. Selecting winner...Thank you for all the lovely comments!

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  111. I have been seeing a lot of projects of word books and I am very much looking forward to trying my own. I don't have a deep cutting blade for my Cricut but will one day soon. Love the vintage look of yours.
    Joanne

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