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Thursday, April 26, 2012

It's a BLOG HOP! Presenting the CMS STEAMPUNK Release

Welcome Friends to our FIRST EVER Copic Marker Scrapbooking Blog Hop!  If you are currently "hopping" this should be your 9th hop and the letter you need is "I"

If you have just stumbled in and WANT to join our hop go to the Making our Mark blog to start.  Every person completing the hop will receive the entire Steampunk Digital Stamp set FOR FREE! AND one lucky hopper (randomly selected) will receive the Copic Sketch Set Ex-6 - which is a set of all the new Copic colors!

Hopping Instructions:  Starting with the Making Our Mark site you will hop through all the blogs of our Design Team and one Guest Designer, collecting a LETTER and leaving some blogging LOVE (a comment) at each site.  While you are visiting you will get to see what our amazingly creative and talented team did with the newest Copic Marker Scrapbooking digital stamp: STEAMPUNK (Designed by our own DT Leader - Colleen Heron!)   When you have visited all the sites your collected letters will form a "secret word" that you need to e-mail to hurricaneheron@gmail.com and if you have the correct word you will be sent the complete Steampunk digital stamp set to play with however you like!  This hop is active only until Midnight April 29th so don't wait... come and play!

Now here are my takes on the Steampunk release:
When I saw these two "young people" images I knew I just had to scrap a layout of my grandson Aidan and his best friend Sophie. She is the "older woman" being 9 to his 8 and is the centre of his world (just look at how he LOOKS when he is with her.)  Sophie is an independent, creative and very, very smart young lady who has NO fear and is the first to come up with another great creative play idea.  And while Aidan is also very imaginative and very smart he tends to be the more analytical of the two and he plays a more supporting role in their relationship.  I love watching them together and I just love how these two Steampunk images captured my vision of their two personalities. 

To add more dimention to a layout I like to pop my images off the page

For my tag I wanted to create a more whimsical feel.  Using my Tim Holtz embossing folder and Ranger's sky blue dauber ink for the background, I rubbed a slightly darker ink over the embossing; I then popped my SteamPunk Hot Air Balloon images off the tag and added whatever "goodies" I had on hand in the Scrap Basket I keep on my counter in my studio.  My secret to this technique is DON'T OVERTHINK - If you like it - just glue the stuff down! and of course the finishing touch - highlight with a little stickles and liquid glass!


For my card I used one of my favorite "quickie card" techniques... again using Ranger's stickles I decorated the heck out of this dragonfly paper and then I popped my Copic Marker Scrapbooking Steampunk image off the card to add some dimension; a stamped word and some liquid glass and I'm done... Quick, fun and unexpectedly original!
And last but not least - here is OWL... I haven't done anything with him yet, but he is just soooo cool I HAD to share him...


Well THANK YOU for Hopping by!  Now don't forget to leave me some Blogging Love (a comment) and then HOP over to Peggy's blog: My Stamping Obsession for your next letter!
(NOTE:  if you get lost on the hop you can find a listing of all the DT blogs to the left of my post)

123 comments:

  1. Your work is amazing. I love the scrapbook page.

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  2. Oh my gosh! WOW! All of your projects are so fantastic! I have just started using digi's on scrapbook pages! They are so fun!

    Hugs,

    Chriss
    http://chrissandlou.blogspot.com/
    america57@comcast.net

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    1. Dear Chriss Thank you for the very nice compliment and if you wanted more ideas for using digi stamps on scrapbook page layouts you should check out my Copic Marker Layouts slide show on the top left of my blog. If you click on a layout it will take you to the album where you can see them in more detail. I KNOW I am in the minority but I LOVE using digi stamps and copics on my layouts!
      PS thanks for the blog LOVE!

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  3. Amazing and love that you included a scrapbook page TFS

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  4. Fabulous projects, Lynne. Love the way you add sparkle and shine to your projects and your coloring is wonderful.
    Hugs,
    Larelyn

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  5. I love your scrapbook page. It's youthful and the steampunk digis give it an adventurous look.

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  6. love, love, love the scrapbook page! great idea! Deb W. twilightcrafter@cox.net

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  7. My favorite is the tag, but your Grateful card is gorgeous!

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  8. OM Goodness, I have never done Steampunk and even asked a friend what it was! And here comes Making Our Mark! Thanks for the images I will receive! And the chance at the Copics. Coloring is superb! Cool how you used the images so differently! So excited! Can't wait to color!
    Manderly
    xxxooo
    http://manderlylynn.blogspot.com/
    manderlylynn@gmail.com

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  9. What a great scrapbook page, the images are great with it an I love the colours on the tag and card. I've not dipped my toe into steampunk, been a a little afraid of it even but your projects have shown me how diverse it can be.

    Love Mandy xxx

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  10. Wow - the layout is amazing and so super cute!! Very pretty colors! Love the liquid glass technique - will have to get some of that! The owl is sooooo pretty- great job! I tend to OVERTHINK everything thereby accomplishing nothing so thanks for the advice!! TFS msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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    1. MIchele! Thanks for the wonderful compliment... And I can totally relate to the OVERTHINKING thing... That was me.. paralized with fear getting nothing done, couldn't even tape my photos down in case there was a BETTER WAY! until I took this amazing class with Jill Hilldebrandt, a very talented and fun Candadian instructor who watched me for about 30 minutes and then said the thing that changed my scrapbooking life: Lynne you NEED TO COMMITT and just glue it down!.. seriously, it's ONLY PAPER! and there began me just DOING IT!.... I am sooo glad I can finally pass this on to someone else and pay it forward... Hope it helps... I'd love if you wanted to keep checking out my blog!!! Scrappy hugs.. Lynne

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  11. Fabulous Projects! I love, love, love your scrapbook page. What wonderful work on all of your projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. WOW have you been busy! awesome job and thanks for sharing with us all.
    Sally
    xx

    ps.. great blog hop

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  13. I love your projects great work

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  14. Love this, especially the scrapbook page.

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  15. The scrapbook page is just great!

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  16. Lynne - great use of the steam punk designs. I absolutely love your layout!

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    1. Thanks Melanni! I am sooo glad you stopped by to see it! I hope we can get together SOON!

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  17. Love your quickie idea!! Great use of the images!!!

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  18. Wow! I love your projects. Great Hop.

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  19. Oh wow I can't get over the detail in your projects! Had to keep checking them out! TFS!

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    1. Dear JIll Thank you for the very nice compliment. If you want more ideas for using digi stamps on layout you should check out my Copic Marker Layouts slide show on the top left of my blog (or any of the other slide shows!). If you click on a layout it will take you to the album where you can see them in more detail. I KNOW I am in the minority but I LOVE using digi stamps and copics on my layouts!
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  20. Awesome projects....so much detail. Love it. TFS

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  21. Wow!! I love your projects and the stamps are all really cute.

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  22. I really like what you've done with your images

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  23. Wow! I love, love, love your balloon tag and card! Beautiful work!!!

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  24. Oh my heck! Those are all spectacular. Great coloring, great design, great everything!!!

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  25. Love all your offerings for the hop, Lynn! Your scrapbook page is so cute. I really enjoyed reading about Aiden and Sophie, too!

    Christine Patton

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  26. WOW!Stunning projects!So much fun!!!TFS

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  27. Love your beautiful layout and your Awesome cards!
    Hugs, Elizabeth

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  28. Great coloring. I love all the owls.

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  29. My favorite is the scrapbook page

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  30. I love the tag! It looks so dreamy! great layout and cards!

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  31. I love these two kids ! I can't believe how many stamps are in this collection !

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  32. Your right the owl is soooooo cute!!!! I really like your page,tag and card.

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  33. Wowza! I love them all but those darn hot air balloons have stolen my heart! LOL Great job on all your projects!
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  34. Great projects. I love what you have done with the dragonflies. Good luck with your owl project - I'm sure that you will come up with something great for him/her too. Hugs, Suze

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  35. I love how you used them for a scrapbook page! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who uses digi's for other things than cards!!

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    1. Thank you for the very nice compliment. If you want more ideas for using digi stamps on layout you should check out my Copic Marker Layouts slide show on the top left of my blog. If you click on a layout it will take you to the album where you can see them in more detail. I KNOW I am in the minority but I LOVE using digi stamps and copics on my layouts!
      PS thanks for the blog LOVE!

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  36. omg this is soooo cool!!! I have yet to use digi or stamps in my scrapbooking. I'm always amazed with those projects and yours is totally fantastic!!!!

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  37. I am totally blown away with your scrapbook page.....I might just use that idea sometime. Really nice work there.

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    1. Dear Trisha Thank you for the very nice compliment. If you want more ideas for using digi stamps on layout you should check out my Copic Marker Layouts slide show on the top left of my blog. If you click on a layout it will take you to the album where you can see them in more detail. I KNOW I am in the minority but I LOVE using digi stamps and copics on my layouts!
      PS thanks for the blog LOVE!

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  38. Great scrapbook page! Very creative!!

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  39. What a great scrapbook page!!! And your card with all the glitter very pretty!!!
    I have to tell you when I first came on you blog and that big blog picture your someone I would love to meet you look like you would be so much fun to stamp and hang out with a laugh a minute!!!

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    1. Dear Tracy - thank you for the very nice compliment.. especially about my photo.. I was not sure about using that one as it is REALLY OUT THERE... but as it is TOTALLY ME I wanted to share... so Thank you for saying you liked it and putting my mind at rest... Smile!

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  40. Beautiful! Love the glitter!

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  41. Super Cool...FANTASTIC layout!!!! How nice to see the images used on a layout too since I'm more of a scrapper than a cardmaker...Thanks!!

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    1. If you want more digi stamps on layout ideas you should check out my copic marker layouts slide show on the top left of my blog. If you click on a layout it will take you to the album where you can see them in more detail. I KNOW I am in the minority but I LOVE using digi stamps and copics on my layouts!
      PS thanks for the blog LOVE!

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  42. Great cards, thanks for sharing.

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  43. What fun designs. Thanks for sharing a scrapbook page as well as cards. The card you used stickles on is so pretty.

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  44. The girl and boy images are just perfect for your scrapbook layout! This is one great memoir of the great friendship share by your grandson and his girl friend. I also love the gloss and glitter on your cards.

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  45. Wow! Love your scrapbooking page and what you have done with the images. The dragonfly bling is my favourite! Very cook samples!

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  46. Great stuff! I have never used digi's on a layout!

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  47. GREAT layout!!!! I love it and your coloring!!!!

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  48. I love your Scrapbook Page.. Thank you for being part of the blog hop :)

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  49. beautiful work! I like the bling

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  50. Check out the guy and girl!! Grat job on all of them!! Thanks for sharing your work!!

    Cindy Cato

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  51. Absolutely love your layout. Beautiful work!

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  52. Very nice and crafty, wonderful work. Thanks for sharing

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  53. First I have to tell you, your header made me giggle :)

    Second I think you did a fab job on your scrapbook page as it really makes the images stand out, I can see tons of detail I overlooked in some of the cards (shh, don't tell the others-lol)

    Third, I love your tip 'don't over think, just glue stuff down' lol

    Thanks for sharing your creations and giggles too :)

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  54. You have done a wonderful job with these digis. I especially admire the tag. I may have to scraplift that one.

    Sandra

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  55. will be comning back to these sites for longer looks very soon cause you are all exremely talented artists.

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  56. Nice work. I agree with your advice to not overthink something when you are crafting. Sometimes it's best to just let the chips (or flowers or ribbons, or glitter) fall where they may!

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  57. Wow, that layout is awesome! Love it to bits. On a bit of a side note...where did you get those fabulous Celtic designs in your copic creations & layouts?

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    1. Dear Renee - those are all digi stamps from the Copic Marker Scrapbooking store designed by our own Guy Gordron... www.copicmarkerscrapbooking.com check them out! (I think it's something like $7 for the entire set.)

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  58. This will be my first hop…so excited!

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  59. All beautiful, very creative work going on here:O). Thanks for the hop.

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  60. Fabulous creations - love everything! And I LOVE your Blog Header! Cracked me up as soon as it popped up! ;)

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  61. Love all your work, but the scrapbook page is awesome - love it.

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  62. OMG I LOVE your scrapbook page of Sophie and Aidan! Great steampunk images, fantastic hop!

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  63. I love the scrapbook page! Very cool. Your other images and completed tag, card are super. I love the coloring on the owl--he will make something wonderful.

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  64. Wonderful images, loving the steampunk!

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  65. Great page of Aidan and Sophie! They do sound like a lot of fun to watch.

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  66. Wow!! Love that you used the image on a layout but the tag and dragonfly are over the top. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Cindy F

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  67. Beautiful layout, tags and card, love all of the coloring. TFS pammejo1@yahoo.com

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  68. Beautiful layout!!! Love it!!

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  69. I love, love the way your blog opened up and I got this huge picture of screaming....wicked, and so are your cards.

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  70. The sparkly balloon card is gorgeous!

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  71. Love that all these are so different! Great ideas all! I really love the first page... the coloring and the layout are fabulous.

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  72. wow super cards ... love your colours and the design is great ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  73. Shhhh...don't tell the others, but I like YOUR page and cards the BEST on the hop so far!!! :)

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  74. Love all your projects...also enjoyed your blog, adorable grandson!!!

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  75. Great projects! I like the way you used the images on the scrapbook layout

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  76. awesome work, love the shiny and glittering effects. great work.

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  77. wow! I love your cards..I love glitter, I love tags and your scrapbook page is amazing.

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  78. I love your cards and pages best also. LOL. Those 2 kids are so adorable. Sounds like that girl image fits Sophie to a T.

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  79. Wow!! Your layout is fantastic! I love how you used your grandson and his friend to play off the two steampunk images. And those sparkly dragonflies are beautiful, too.

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  80. love your creations! Thanks for the letter and the hop!

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  81. Haha - "if you like it - just glue the stuff down". Wise words! Great job on the tag. Love it.

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  82. Wow.. I am so inspired I can't type. I have corrected this 50 times..lol.. NICE job. THank you so much for the wonderful ideas!!

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  83. I love, love, love the scrapbook page! Great work on everything! Thanks so much for sharing...very inspiring!

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  84. Gorgeous!!! Really beautiful creations!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  85. I just love your site and cards. Plan to be back for a closer look when I have time.

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  86. Love the card and page. Great job on the hot air balloon!

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  87. Love everything...but that SB page rocks and the tag is awesome!!
    Susan

    shame that "secret word verification" had to ruin my stop here.

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  88. yes that owl is super. I'm sure you'll do him some good. Your scrapbook page is wonderful. from your pic at the top it looks like you and your lovely looking friends have a great time together. probably crafting fun. your creations are all awesome thanks for sharing

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  89. I love the SB page, but like what you've done with all the Steam Punk images

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  90. It's all great, but that lo is fantastic!

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  91. Your projects are stunning. I love the tag the most! I have to get some liquid glass it really does make your project pop! Thanks for letting me play! I love the picture banner of your blog,and the quote is words to live by.

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  92. Love that dragonfly card. I can't believe it's a quickie technique!

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  93. Hi Lynne, I LOVE the scrapbook page (and the back story :). The steampunk kids are perfect and seem to mimic Sophie & Aidan's personalities!! Hoping we get the chance to scrap together soon! Sophie says (with a smile) : ''it's really cute & tells the story of us good". REAVE

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  94. Thanks for sharing these images!

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  95. Beautiful work! Love the balloons.
    Diane

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  96. Your artwork is simply gorgeous :-)

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  97. Oh wow, OH WOW!!! I haven't paper scrapped in years - literally - and you have made me want to pull it all out again. I love Tim and all of his Ranger goodies. I absolutely adore your page and your tags. Just WOW. Can I say it one more time? WOW. Love it all! Thanks for the inspiration - it was exactly what I needed in my life today!

    ~~M'Lee

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  98. I have to try the stickes idea. I love, love it! JoAnn

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  99. I love all your projects, especially your tag!

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  100. Very fun blog hop. I love your spin on the steampunk. Nice Job!

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  101. Love all your projects but the scrapbook page is my favourite.

    Joan

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