Friday, December 2, 2011

Paper Crafts magazine Presents: Card Creations: Get Inspired Blog Hop

I am so excited to be a part of this super fun blog hop today!

The editors found all sorts of wonderful inspiration pieces and we created cards based on them.  I had a blast creating for that call!!  I like dabbling in all styles, so inspiration pieces really help me to branch out.  I love how easy the book is to follow...and it's filled with inspiring cards!
























I was asked to find inspiration in my home and to create a project with it. I just love this bird accent piece...it just makes me happy.  It sits on a cabinet in my craft space.  Yes, the entire room is sunny yellow - I love it!!

Sooo, here's my inspiration:



















and here's my card:





















I was inspired in SO MANY ways:
1. The fun color combo
2. I added texture to the yellow paper to coincide with the texture in the wall.  (I used an impression plate)
3. I love that bird!  So I found a bird image in our "Wake Up" stamp set that matches it beautifully.
4. I chose a light colored brown for my card base because of the bin and cabinet colors.
5. I kept the style "fun and cute", just like the inspiration piece.
6. Since the bird's eye is a darker shade of blue, I added that shade to the buttons with Sky twine.
7. I chose to color my stamped image with Copic markers instead of paper piecing it.

This is a blog hop after all...so please hop over to these talented designers blog and see their inspiration pieces/cards.

Here where the extra-fun comes in...Over at the Paper Crafts Connection blog...they are giving away a Martha Stewart Craft station that retails for $165...ummm WOW!!

Leave a comment HERE for your chance to win a Card Creations: Get Inspired Issue.

...and I am also throwing in TWO Paper Smooches stamp sets of their choice to the winner as well.

Comments must be posted by midnight (MDT) on Sunday, December 4th.  Winner will be posted on Monday, December 5th.

Have a fabulous weekend friends...so glad you stopped by!
xx
Kim

177 comments:

  1. What a happy card! That little bird in your room is so cute. Thanks for the chance to win...especially your stamp sets.

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  2. Your card is popping off the page. The bright colors and textures are wonderful. For me, the creative layout is what really makes this card a stand-out. donna

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  3. Love the colour combo, works well with the stamps too :)

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  4. Kim, Love the sweet bird and the fabulous color combo!

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  5. Love all those buttons and colours! Cute card, Kim.

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  6. What a fun card! Love the bright colours and all the buttons. Great design!

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  7. 1 - i LOVE the room! i would be UNBELIEVABLY inspired and happy if i got to craft in a space like that all the time! FAB choices!
    2 - the bird!! OH MY GOOMIE, he is just the cutest little thing and makes me grin!
    3 - your card TOTALLY mimics the whole feel of the room and the bird, and it just OOZES happy! i love it.

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  8. Okay...it doesn't get cuter than this!!!

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  9. OMG your card is so adorable..love the colors you have used so bright and fun:)

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  10. First, I love your little bird decor... He's so cute! Then the card you made as a tribute to him is almost a perfect match... *smile* I'd love more cool inspiration, so I'm in for the chance to win the magazine, oh and more stamps are a bonus! Thanks for the chance...

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  11. Super fun card! I love the bright and cheery colour combo

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  12. I love the colors in your card! The little bird just pops on the front!

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  13. Love, love, love this color combo!!! That inspiration piece is perfect with the stamps you chose on your card.

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  14. You inspired me to go into my huge button stash to make one like yours, so adorable.

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  15. How cute! Love the colors.

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  16. That little bird is jusst adorable and I love how you've captured his fun personality in your card :)
    Jenny x

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  17. Your little bird is soo cute! I love how you were able to duplicate that on your card. Very fun!

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  18. So cute and funny! The colors are so happy!

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  19. A cute inspiration piece and such an adorable card!

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  20. Wow! You nailed it! I love the birdie! Too cute! TFS CallyAnn
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  21. OMGosh, I just love that bird in your craft room! The yellow is soooo fun. I would love to see the rest of your room!

    Your card is just perfect... love the color combo, the fun buttons, and of course the sweet birdie.

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  22. That bird is darling...a road runner maybe? And your card is so fun reflecting your inspiration piece.
    http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com/

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  23. Your card is adorable Kim! I love the little rooster:)

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  24. That is one cute card that can't help but make someone smile! How fun & cute--both the card and the little birdie in your craft room!

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  25. Beautiful color combo, I just love that little bird! What could be better than giveaways like these?

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  26. What a fun card and it is great to just look around the house (and ignore the mess).

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  27. SUPER CUTE!!! LOVE the bright and happy colors with that awesome bird!

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  28. WOW what a great color combo...I so love your card...it is just too cute...what an awesome giveaway...looks like Santa is coming early... Thanks

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  29. Adorable card, Kim! Love the cute bird with all the colours with the buttons as topping!

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  30. ADORABLE!!! I LOVE that color combo!!! SOOOO cute!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  31. Your bird is so unique! The card is a perfect complement. ;)

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  32. fun card!!! and i loooove your new sets!

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  33. What a cute card! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  34. Love your inspiration bird. And I love your card. I like all the different sized buttons and the layout. Lots of visual interest.

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  35. A chance to win Paper Smooches stamps? Uh, yeah! Count me in! :D Your card and inspiration piece are adorable! Wish the issue were filled with fun inspo like that one!

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  36. Adorable. I have this set and LOVE it. So many fun options. I love how your stamp setsa inspire me! I♥ Paper Smooches!!!

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  37. So cute! Love how bright it is, and how you tied in the color of your walls. The bright buttons are a fabulous touch. So sweet!

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  38. This looks like a great magazine. Thanks for sharing your ideas and being so generous with your giveaways! :)

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  39. OhMyLanta! your card is wonderful! I love how you not only used the bird as inspiration, but the background wall and the cabinet! Perfectly wonderful! Thanks for the chance for another great PS giveaway!

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  40. Fun blog hop and great colors on your card!

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  41. What an adorable card! Love the colors and the buttons.

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  42. LOVE that bird, It really makes you feel happy when you look at him. and your card, what can I say... PERFECT! Great colors,very brigth and fun. =)

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  43. What an adorable card! You captured the inspiration piece perfectly!! cute cute!

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  44. i recently became a proud owner of your stamp set !!noe you are inspiring me in such a fantastic way to use it ASAP !!love,love,love it !!!

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  45. The card is adorable - love the inspiration and the use of color!

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  46. Ha! That bird is certified cuteness! I love the inspiration and the card! Great job! PS - GREAT GIVE AWAY!!

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  47. Love the colours of your card, the punched circles and buttons. The bird is SO Cute!! Such a fun and happy card!!

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  48. WOW! I love this card. So colorful and fun!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  49. Such an adorably fun card! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win fun prizes :)

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  50. aww...love your card. That bird is so adorable. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  51. AAAAAdorable!! Love this, pinned it!

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  52. REALLY cute card! I love everything you make; it's just ALL wonderful!!

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  53. Your inspiration bird is adorable and I love the card that you got from it! SO fun!

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  54. what fun, cheery colors! That bird is fabulous and your stamp really does him justice.

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  55. Adorable little blue birds. What a great card.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  56. You have so many amazing cards in this issue, Kim, and this card is just so bright and fun. I love it!!

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  57. Adorable and fun card as always, Kim! Love the bright, cheery colors.

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  58. That is adorable...the hop is really inspiring!

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  59. I love that color combo! cherylwingetataoldotcom

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  60. absolutely love the colors and the fun button placements, what a great photo for inspiration!

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  61. love that cute little turquoise bird!

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  62. Yellow walls Kim?! Simply brilliant!!! I love that hue, it's so bright and cheery-my fave color is orange, so my craft room has splashes of it inspiring me all the time...but this yellow is gorgeous ^_~ I may have to pay my home improvement center a visit and see about adding this shade to a wall or two in my studio too! As for the card that was inspired by your adorable bird accent, it's absolutey charming! Your attention to detail is impecible-Thanks for sharing and inspiring my crafty little soul everyday.

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  63. I love your little birdie and your card too! So bright and fun and full of life.

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  64. Beautiful inspiration and beautiful card! Those colors are so inviting! Thanks for the awesome chances at some awesome giveaways! You rock!!!

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  65. So adorable! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  66. I love this!!! I love the colors, I love your inspiration piece, I just love what you did with the card!!! So cute!

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  67. I love this card...its so fun.

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  68. I love this color combo too! So happy and cheery for during the dead of winter. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  69. Oh, Kim!! You rocked this inspiration piece--LOVE that little chick image!! LOVE your colors too! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

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  70. Oh I love your whimsical fun card! Love the large circles randomly on the card!

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  71. I am a bird addict, so I love your birds!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  72. An absolutely adorable card from a very cute piece of inspiration. Really like your card!

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  73. I love birds too. Yours is so cute!

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  74. You have outdone yourself. Love the inspiration piece and the card!

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  75. What a perfect pick-me up- card! Bright colors...cute bird...

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  76. Aw, Kim, how cute is this little blue bird??!! Great inspiration and sweet, sweet card creativity!

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  77. Darling! So.very.cute!

    Thanks for the chance to win what looks like an awesome publication!

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  78. what great colors! love the buttons!

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  79. Eek! What a stinkin' cute birdy! It's easy to see why you chose him for your inspiration piece, and your interpretation is awesome!

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  80. Cute bird! Thanx~prhmangel@gmail.com

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  81. Love your take on the bird. So cute! Makes me wanna look around my house for inspiration. :D

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  82. What a cute card - I can tell exactly what inspired you : ) Thanks for the chance to play!

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  83. So pretty! Primary colors are my favorite to work with!

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  84. This is totally sweet! I just LOVE your card--the colors are grand. :)

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  85. Love those colors and your inspiration! thanks!

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  86. Ohhhh, I hope that I win!!!!!! I love the birdie, and can see why he inspired you.

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  87. Wow Kim! What a perfect match your card is to your inspiration! Love both of them :) Thanks for the chance to win extra goodies - would love to win your stamps - along with the Get Inspired!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  88. FAB card and I love the inspiration! Thank you for the opportunity to win the mag as well as your awesome stamps.

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  89. Great link with your inspiration and card you created.

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  90. Love both the inspiration piece and your card. Would love to hold this magazine in hand and ink your stamps. TFS

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  91. awesome inspiration piece! thanks for the chance to win!!! xxo

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  92. That is truly fun! Love those bright colors!

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  93. That sure is a cute little bird and card!!!

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  94. Adorable card and I love your bird (and yellow walls!!). Thank you for the chance to win! :)

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  95. WOW!! I just love your stamps... So generous of you to include that... Love the card. The birds are so cute!

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  96. So very cute, I love the colors!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  97. Yellow rooms make me think I'm trapped in an egg yolk! LOL But since I love your stamps, I'm just glad you find it inspirational and sunny and can get your creativity on in there. ;)

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  98. Kim, your cards are always beautiful.. Thank you for sharing and friendly yellow is a fave of mine too.. so cheery.. I am looking forward to collecting your fabulous stamps.. Pay day isn't until next week so I have my wish list ready.. LOL

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  99. That bird is so cute and the colours are gorgeous. Love your card!

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  100. Your card is so sweet! My birthday is Dec. 6th what a great present your giveaway would be!

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  101. Love the little bird. Your card really captures him.

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  102. Oh cuuuuuute - I love your little birdy statue and your card take on him is darling!

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  103. What a fun and cheery lil' card!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer

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  104. very cute bird. love your yellow walls!

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  105. so cute. Love your inspired card and the inspiration.

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  106. What a sunny and happy card, Kim! Really cute design, too!

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  107. so adorable..love the bright yellow inspiration.. thanks for the chance to win..hugs

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  108. It's like that bird was made to be a Paper Smooches inspiration! What a super-cute card.

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  109. LOVE your cute little bird and the colors of your project. So wonderful!

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  110. That little bird is just so darn cute! The colors of your project are just perfect!! So cheerful. Connie G

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  111. Such a cute little bird - I love your pretty card, too!

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  112. love the "robins egg" blue with the yellow and cranberry colors. so cute.

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  113. Love your card! The colors are fantastic!

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  114. Eek! I love your take on the inspiration!

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  115. The colors and the happy expression of the bird are reflected perfectly in your card!! LOVE!

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  116. He's so cute! He and the card would brighten up any room.

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  117. Your little inspiration guy is so adorable and your card fits so perfectly!

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  118. Well done Kim -- you've really captured your inspiration piece in your card. Love cute birds too.

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  119. Fabulous Kim! Love your card and your cute inspiration birdie.
    Susan xxox
    http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

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  120. THANKS for sharing!! What a fun INSPIRATION piece!! LOVE the colors!!
    Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  121. The little birdies are just too cute. Love the colors.

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  122. i love your little birdy piece! and i have this set of yours! love it! your card is so fun & cheery!

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  123. OMGosh what a sweet little birdie! LOVE your inspired card too!

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  124. AWK! When I saw that little bird, I just smiled and though, "Wow...how cute is that?" Then when I saw your card.....OMG!!! Loving the colors and way those buttons echo that round little bluebird! Adorable!

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  125. love your inspired card. I feel it's just amazing how and where inspirations can be found.

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  126. Oh, that is such a perfect yellow color on your wall! Love how you used the colors and the bird for your card =) TFS!

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  127. I just love your card, the colours are awesome :) Dinky

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  128. great take on the inspiration. thank you for sharing. rush88888 at gmail dot com

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  129. Wow what an awesome design!! Love the buttons :)

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  130. LOVE it!!! Great take on the bird. The colors are bright and cheery!

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  131. Your cute bird has me chirping as I smile. Thanks for sharing your inspiration - it is contagious!

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  132. What a cute card! I love the color combination you used.

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  133. Oh this so cute!! Love your design.

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  134. super cute card, kim! makes me smile.

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  135. Love how you used every aspect of the bird and his surroundings in your card!

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  136. The reciever of that Lil' guy would have to have a nice day after seeing him! Very Sweet.

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  137. so cute--love your take on this bird!

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  138. Fabulous card. Very bright, fun, and cheery. The happy little bird gave me a chuckle. He must be the bluebird of happiness. lol

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  139. Very cheerful and cute. I love the colors!

    Janet L.
    leachm8@aol.com

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  140. What a cute bird! This challenge looks like fun for all involved.

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  141. That is one cheerful card! Made me smile.

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  142. So cute! I love whimsical stamps that's why I'm hoping I win this mag AND your stamps, too. Really wanting to try out Paper Smooches!

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  143. Cute bird card - I love the button accents and colors.

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  144. Love the cheery color combo!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  145. I love this idea for the inspiration challenge...I'm going to have to give it a try! And your card turned out adorably!!! :) Thanks for the chance to win, I'd love to get inspired by the magazine and choose two PS stamps!!

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  146. WOW ~ you really hit the nail on the head with this blue bird and your yellow walls. The buttons really add a lot of pop. What a fun challenge!

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  147. I love the texture and the cute blue birdie!

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  148. Such a happy card...love it! TFS
    Beth Anne in PA
    woody42997ataoldotcom

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  149. Very cute and cheerful card ! love ur stamps!

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  150. That just matches perfectly love the bright blue bird he's just so cute & really sweet stamps :) thank you for the chance

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  151. Totally adorable!! LOVE the blue bird, he's too much fun!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  152. Love your inspiration and that darling card!

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  153. Love the colors combo, so much fun!!

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  154. Wow, your card is right on with your inspiration. The colours and the little image of the bird are great together.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  155. That bright blue bird just makes you GRIN!!

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  156. Love the bird accent and your card! I checked and checked - It is 4th today and will be 5th on Monday lol

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  157. So cute! Love the white circles and the texture you created with the yellow paper. Great card! Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  158. love this bright cheery color combo. Shirley NW

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  159. Great color combo and I love the use of the big circles!

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  160. I just love your inspiration! So cute, and your card is super cute!

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  161. Such a cute card! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  162. I love your color inspiration and that little bird is so cute!!

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  163. Such a cute card! Love the circles and bright colors.

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