Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Hip Hop Entries...the Voters have Spoken!

EDITED TO ADD: The voting is closed, the winner will be announced! You'rea ll winners in my book!(but unfortunately, I don't have 12 prizes to hand out, so...)It was such a close race, I was SO excited to see everybody receiving so many votes, glad to see everyone else thought all these projects were as unique and special as I did! ( If they keep entering, I think eventually they will probably all win my contest!!!) I've added my comments(didn't want to influence the voting earlier) about each of these special projects in red, see below. (I will go back later to try to add everyone's blog link, I couldn't find them all in time, sorry bout that)

This was a tough one, there were so many great ideas! Here are the top 12 finalists, in no particular order.(Just so you know, you can click on all the projects to get a closer look at the fantastic coloring and little details) Please leave one comment only, and vote for just one person (but feel free to gush about how much you like the others) Please give the person's name and the project, so I'm sure to know which one you mean, there are a lot of "C" names here, it could be easy to get confused!) Thanks for your help! (and if you haven't seen today's peek of my new set, please be sure to scroll down to the next post when you're done!) :)

Laurie's Coaster Book
This just made me want to pull out the chipboard coasters I haven't tired out yet and play (I'll share my idea when I get around to it, but she really inspired me!)! It was so creative, the coloring was fabulous, and obviously a lot of time and thought went into it, the little backgrounds are each so different and beautiful. Laurie explained it was expandable to add more animals(I love that! ;)) and the monkey is by himself because he's waiting for a NEW monkey to come join him!(hmmm, you might be on to something there, Laurie!)





Charmaine's Hoppy Waterfall Card
Have any of you ever tried to make these waterfall cards?? I think they are such a pain in the hippy to make(I've only made ONE before), but so worth the time and effort if it comes out as cute as this one (just not my time and effort LOL!)! I wouldn't be able to resist pulling this again and again, flip, fliiip, fliiiip! So smart to have the greeting just keep going with each hop, that Charmaine, she's just so clever!




Angie's Baby Block Set (colored on the front...)
This just gave me the warmest, fuzziest feeling like I got for Linsey's lamp in my first contest, just such a sweetness about it! I'd seen people alter cube blocks before, but I really liked these colored blocks and the different shapes, so cute for a tall giraffe or a long patch of grass! And I thought it was so smart to decoupage the paper piecing on instead of coloring, she really thought about toys kids like, with a plain image on one side and then a colored or patterned on the back, surprise! I love that!
(...and paper-pieced (decoupaged) on the back)
Donna's Princess Hairbow Tin
Once again, I'm glad everyone recognizes Donna's stuff is bombalicious, not just because we're friends LOL! She managed to work four of my sets(even one of the tins) into this project! And it turned out as cute as can be (again polyshrink, another thing I don't "do"!) but Donna would do anythign for her neice, what a fantastic gift for a little girl!(I've actually been meaning to make msyelf a tin for all my little tiny clips, barettes hair bands, but I think I'm a wee bit old to pull off animal bows! I dunno, could be good marketing! ;))

Christi Thorsen's Party Girl Card
Everything about Christi's card just works: excellent lay outs, details, colors, so clean and classy! I'd be just as comfortable sending this to a 5 yare old, 25 year old, 45 year old girl, it's just awesome!



Bee's Baby Giraffe Card



Bee's card was the first entry I received for the contest! (She sent another REALLY cute one, but this was my favorite, and apparently yours, too!) The giraffe peeking out of the buggy(where'd that come from?) was just the cutest thing, and so many other elements she chosemade it so baby shabby chic. The DP, colors and fancy punched edge were great, but I think what really gets me is the white swiss dotted "fabric" behind them, I can just smell and feel a soft, sweet baby in my arms when I look at it!
Annapurna's Birthday Banner Card
Annapurna's stretched banner was fabulous! I love making huge banners with block letters to hang up or spread on the table for the person we are celebrating, it's just so festive, so I loved this "card version" of that! (She printed her lettering on the computer) I also love the background she made, the little "v" of birds, the tall grass, just looks like a complete "storybook page"!



Monika's Kite Flying Motion Card



Monika's little swinging kite on the penny like a mini spinner was so smart, a simple thing like this just adds so much "wow!" and whimsy to a card! Thanks, Monika for showing us all such a brilliant way to bestincorporate the little kite image in our cards! :)

Lee's Hippest Baby Card



Lee's glitterfied baby card is so "Lee", love all the girly bling, sweet pastels, layout and how she cut out all the little matching accessories and put them around the giraffe.
Courtney Fowler's Pull Card
I think we need to all apply firm pressure to Courtney to make a tutorial so we can all duplicate this pull card! Even though I *know* how she did it, she pulled it off so brilliantly I can't help looking at it thinking, how'd she do that?? (like watching some accomplished magician!) It just lines up so perfectly and is the most fun surprise with the balloon greeting, go Courtney! Now pretty please, a tutorial?? back me up, girls!




Carol's Teacher Card



This made me so smile so big! The little line of roos getting out of school and the teacher's smock she made were just so perfect! Carol, are you a teacher by any chance?



Cathy Tidwell's Count on You Card



Cathy's "kite rescue" was just the most creative, delightful idea! I'd been thinking for awhile it would be fun to have the baby giraffe looking up at his stuck kite and have the larger one come save the day, but I had NOT thought about everyone pitching in to get it down (who needs tall grown-ups when you've got freind, right??) SO much better than what I'd have done!



Anyway, who won this shooting match?? Would you believe it was a tie?? Out of 183 votes, Donna and Bee both got the most with 32 votes each! (and if you got something different then I'm saying it was too close to call, cause I recounted 4 times trying to make sure!!) That's cool, though, 'cause guess what?? Gina K sent me an extra set!!! They both win "Jumping for Joy", woo-hoo! (and it's rather appropriate since one is a card and one is a 3-D project, I mean how do you decide really?? )

Thank you all SO much for voting! (it's hard, isn't it??) I will also send a special little prize to SUE(comment #181, randomly chosen by DH), Sue said:


"I would like to vote for Laurie's Coaster Book. All the projects are amazing. Sue"


Please send me your addy, Sue!




I hope you will all (and I mean ALL, not just the ladies above!) try out for my Guest Designer spot this month, hopefully you can see everyone above had very different styles and types of projects and I thought they were ALL great! YOU CAN DO IT!






Voting closes at 5 PM CST on Tuesday, May 20th so I have time to tally all votes before the release party. Any votes after 5PM will not count toward the contest(but of course you are free to leave comments any time:) Voting as soon as possible is greatly appreciated so I'm not counting hundreds of votes at the last minute, thanks!! Feel free to link the contest and spread the word that anyone can come place a vote for their favorite, there will be a prize for one lucky voter! Winners announced during the release party, the hippest, hoppiest celebration around, don't miss it! Did you see the party's already started?? (to the hip, to the hop, hey-eyy...!)

186 comments:

  1. OMgosh !! How can you pick a favorite! They are all so wonderful! Adorable projects!

    I'll pick Christi's party girl card...the giraffe just speaks to me! Something about the all pink and her pretty little face! Simple and yet elegant!

    But again, they are all GREAT !

    Wow...y'all rock !

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  2. so hard to choose just one.. they all are very cute... I think I would have to pick charmaines waterfall card... very clever. Love the idea.

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  3. I think all the finalists' entries are fab! So much variety...

    I'm voting for annapurna's card because I love the Hippo!!

    Good luck everyone!

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  4. I have to vote for Lauries coaster book because of the spectacular coloring. Wow. But I must say that each entry is fabulous.
    Cheryl Sims

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  5. Really hard to choose........but I loved Bee's baby giraffe card!!!!!! Very very cute!!! Elizabeth

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  6. wow...the talent is amazing! I pick Charmaine's waterfall card.


    Melissa

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  7. WOW, great projects.
    My vote goes to Bee's Baby Giraffe Card.

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  8. Oh my goodness, it is HARD to pick just one! They are all terrific!!! I love how some of the ladies did little extras (Are they barrettes in that little tin? So cute!) I have to vote for my good friend, Lee, though -- cause her baby girl card is just so darn cute with all the pink and glitter. Great job to all of the ladies, though. Wow, you all went above and beyond. :) Kelly

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  9. These are ALL unbelievable cards! Can't wait to be able to buy this set. I cast my vote for Charmaine's waterfall card with the kangaroo and baby. But, Courtney Fowler's Pull Card is very clever as well. Too hard to choose.

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  10. This is so hard. What amazing projects! I pick Annapurna's birthday banner card. Something about that hippo just speaks to me. I want to say all these ladies are winners in my book.

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  11. they are all beautiful but I will choose Courtney Fowler's Pull Card

    Toniann
    http://carbonescorner.blogspot.com

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  12. Talk about a tough decision! I wish I had one iota of the talent of these ladies. I'm going to throw my vote to Laurie's coaster book, but they are all gorgeous!

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  13. Love them all but it must be Courtney's that I vote for!

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  14. Wow ladies, you have all outdone yourselves this time. I love bees baby card, but I am going to vote for the motion kite today!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  15. Wow!! These are all so great. I wish I had an inch of that creativity! .... I vote Courtney Fowler's card. Love the "hey baby" with the baby kangaroo popping up! heh.

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  16. These are all so great! But I think I'll go with Courtney's -- love it!

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  17. I had a hard time choosing between a few but I am going to go with Laurie's Coaster book...there is so much detail in it.

    Charmaine

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  18. I LOVE Laurie's Coaster Book!!! I love the idea, I love the layout, I love the coloring, I love EVERYTHING about it!!!!!!

    I am so using this idea for my next girlfriend day!
    (We pick a name and give that person a gift over coffee and quiche once a month - forces us to give something to each other AND spend time together)

    LOVE IT LAURIE!

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  19. I LOVE Laurie's Coaster Book!!! I love the idea, I love the layout, I love the coloring, I love EVERYTHING about it!!!!!!

    I am so using this idea for my next girlfriend day!
    (We pick a name and give that person a gift over coffee and quiche once a month - forces us to give something to each other AND spend time together)

    LOVE IT LAURIE!

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  20. Well, they're all awesome, but I favor the pull-card by Courtney Fowler

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  21. What beautiful creations. I pick Donna's Hair Bow tin. What a great gift.

    Wendy

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  22. They are all so CUTE! I know why you need extra opinions! However, my vote goes to Bee's baby card...there's just something about those colors, images and swiss dots!

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  23. What wonderful cards. But of course, I have to vote for Courtney Fowler.

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  24. Wow First I would like to say they all did a fabulous job on there projects. I wish I had that talent. But I think Laurie's coaster card is just adorable. If I could I would vote for them all.

    See ya at the party on Tuesday

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  25. While they are all absolutely wonderful, amazing even, but I am Going to vote for Donna's hair bow tin, It's just too cute and original and it uses the most of your products!! Whoever wins is very deserving.

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  26. What great work everyone but I have to pick Laurie's Coaster Book
    I love the hippo with polka dot shorts

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  27. Moannnnnnn, I want to vote on all of them. Not fair to have to choose one, but you say we must?!
    I'll go with

    Cathy Tidwell's Count on you card

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  28. WOW WOW WOW! All the samples are so creative and wonderful!
    I'm going to vote for Donna's Princess Hairbow Tin. I just love the saying inside and any little girle would love the hair pieces.
    Thanks for letting play along.

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  30. Wow! some amazing entries.
    If I have to pick my favorite it would be "Bee's Baby Giraffe Card".

    but I like the baby blocks, since they will get more use instead of a card that will get thrown in the recycle bin (hopefully)

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  31. I love these sets! All of the entries are amazing! I have to go w/ Laurie's coaster book, she used so many cute images and coloring is beautiful.

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  32. I really love the Tidwell Card, This is the perfect card for a true friend. Thanks Melanie and Ms. Tidwell for your great card.....

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  33. Wow, wow and wow again. This is so hard. I LOVED them all. However since I have to pick just one I am going with Donna's Princess Hairbow box. Those hip hop animals sure look cute all done in shrinky! Darlene L

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  34. I really had a hard time with this one. They were all so good AND creative. But being a card maker myself I had to go with a card. I had seen a lot of the ideas before on several of the cards, but the one that won me over for creativity was the teacher card. I love the little kangaroos across the bottom!!!(I sub at a school so a little bias there, too!) So there you have it - I vote for the teacher card.

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  35. There are just so many wonderful submissions and it's really difficult to choose just one, but since one is all that we can vote for, I choose Bee's Baby Giraffe Card.

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  36. I thought every one was a work of art and showed definite creativity. I wouldnt want to be in your shoes to pick just one out. I am so impressed with all the stampers out there!
    Marilynn

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  37. They are all wonderful, wonderful pieces.

    I vote for Bee's Baby Giraffe Card.

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  38. They are all so heavenly but I have to chose one, so it has to be Anna's giraffe and hippo card...fabby !! Hels x

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  39. Wow! All so cute!
    I vote for Annapurna's banner card

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  40. I want to pick the baby blocks. They're all gorgeous though!

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  41. All of these are really great. I vote for Laurie's coaster book, with the baby blocks a close 2nd.

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  42. I vote for Courtney's pull card!

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  43. OH my gosh...decisions decisions...I think I have to go with Anna's birthday banner card...it can be used for any and all ages...I also love the baby blocks, what a wonderful idea!

    Great work all around, ya'll made it really hard to decide :)

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  44. Oh my gosh, what a hard decision you have! I think my favorite (although they're ALL beautiful!) is bee's baby card! I just love that lil giraffe pokin his head out of the stroller! Just adorable!

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  45. They are all wonderful, I vote for Courtney's pull card!

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  46. I'm voting for Courtney's little kangerou jumping card! I find this lovely! And since I can pick only one... :)

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  47. Wow! They are all just amazing, to say the least. My favorite is Bee's Baby Card... its beautiful and I want it!! I have two very hip granddaughters, 1 and 2, and two more very hip granddaughters on the way!

    Lee's baby card is just beautiful, too. I want it, too!

    Great projects! So fun to look at them all.

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  48. Wow! They are all wonderful!! I think I would pick Laurie's Coaster book as my favourite!

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  49. Wow! You all did amazing projects! I'm so glad I just picked up this set today, can't wait to play with it!
    I have to vote for Donna's princess hairbow tin because I totally want to copy her to make my daughter a little gift tin! :) It's adorable!

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  50. They are all so very wonderful, but my vote goes to Bee with the baby giraffe card. So cute!

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  51. hmm... sooo hard to decide... but I have to go with Laurie's coaster book... I just love circle shape these days. :o)

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  52. Gosh...everyone's entries look fantastic!!!! I'm going to have to go with Donna's adorable hair bows and tin!

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  53. So many inspiring entries! Great job to everyone. Ihave to say that my fav is Bee's Baby Giraffe Card
    though. Just love all the details on this card. The colors just work for me. SO nicely done.

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  54. I can't believe I made it to the top 10! Wow! All of the entries are FANTASTIC!!! I love Charmaine's Waterfall Card so that is where my vote is! :)

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  55. I'm voting for Bee's Baby Giraffe Card.

    everything is awesome though

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  56. Wow all the choices are great but I'm going to have to say my favorite is Lee's Hippest Baby Card.

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  57. WOW! All the entries are absolutely adorable! Fantastic job! I would have to pick Lee's Baby Card. Love the pinks.

    Ramona

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  58. They are all great, it is very hard to pick just one. But I have to say that the one that stands out to me is Cathy Tidwell's Count on You Card. I loved her idea of having the animals stand on each other shoulders.
    Way to go everyone you all ROCK!!!

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  59. Loved Bee's Baby Giraffe card.
    It was very difficult to choose but
    her card was very elegant and tastefully done.
    All of them were wonderful, thanks for sharing. All of you are an inspiration to me each day.
    Keep the great ideas coming!

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  60. Oh my gosh, I love all the entries! How to choose!!!! I think overall, I like Laurie's coaster book. That is the most innovative and colorful book! Now I want to make one for my kids!!!

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  61. I am going to vote for
    Cathy Tidwell's Count on You Card. I think it is gorgeous and so clever!

    with Laurie's coaster book an extrememly close 2nd.

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  62. Great projects, love them all! I'll vote for Donna's princess hairbow tin, so cute!

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  63. I am voting for Annapurna! What a fun contest with fun images!

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  64. bee's baby giraffe card gets my vote!

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  65. My favorite is Bee's Baby Giraffe Card. I love the soft multi color spots and all the cute little details. Super job to all of the finalists.
    Melissa

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  66. These are all great!
    I vote for Cathy Tidwell's Count on You.

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  67. Can I vote for my Own? If I can, then I vote for my blocks, if I can't, then I vote for Bee's baby giraffe card. heehee! I love these wonderful contests, thanks for doing them Melanie!

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  68. I vote for Courtney Fowler's pull card.

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  69. Okay, there are a lot of wonderful crafty ladies out there. Absolutely love Bee's card, quite stunning, and made me stop and take a closer look.

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  70. Of course yours is my favorite "Mom" You "Always" get my vote!!!

    Love ya,
    Teri

    PS My Mom is Carol Longacre

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  71. It's very hard to pick, but I am voting for Laurie's Coaster Book

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  72. I vote for Bee's Baby Giraffe card. You really received some great submissions!!

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  73. They are all great! I think I would vote for Charmaine's Hoppy Waterfall Card though.

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  74. My vote is for Donna's Princess Tin w/ hairbows! How unique!

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  75. These are such FUN, Melanie! How delighted you must feel to see so many sweet creations from your work!

    I'm voting for Donna's Princess Hairbow Tin!

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  76. Those were all superb!! Since I have to pick one---it would be Christi's birthday card -- my granddaughters would love to receive one like it!! A close 2nd would be Cathy's "Count on you" card! Wouldn't the world be a better place!
    Gail

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  77. All very nice....but my vote goes to Courtney Fowler's pull card...

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  78. Oh noooooooo we only get one vote!!!

    A very hard choice as they are all fantastic but my vote goes to Annapurnas card

    Well done everyone x

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  79. All are superb. My vote is for Laurie's Coaster book becaue the Hippo have pants on, that is totally cute and creative.

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  80. Courtney Fowler's pull card gets my vote without a doubt!

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  81. Ohhhhhhhhhhh wowwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!! What do you ****mean**** only one vote!!!??? LOL Okay, okay..........I absolutely fell in love with Donna's tin and matching hairbows the instant I saw it!!!! But oh my!!!!! The others are FANTASTICALLY FABULOUS!!!!!!!!! What an awesome bunch of talent and another amazing contest Mel!!!!

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  82. Wow, they are all amazing!!

    But my vote goes for Annapurna's Birthday Banner Card because I like the sky and the way she's made it into a scene.

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  83. This was a tough one to choose, they were all great but my favorite would have to be "Bee's baby giraffe card."

    I need to get this set!!

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  84. They were all so awesome it was hard to pick , but my fav is Christi Thorsen's party girl card , it is pink-a-licious !!!

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  85. I will vote for Annapurna's card. The banner makes it so versatile for any occasion.
    But I have to make mentions that I loved Laurie's coaster book and Cathy Tidwel's Count on you card..I love the scene that she's done..

    Can I have two votes? Please..

    All entries are gorgeous..

    Tejal

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  86. Oh dear, what a calamity - how can you choose one card from this fabulous set! It's very difficult but I'm going to go with Annapurna's Giraffe Banner Card! Good Luck to all of you!

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  87. What beautiful projects to choose from! I have to go with Donna's hair bows--such a good use for polyshrink and the images are adorable for this type of project.

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  88. I am loving Anapurna's Banner card, The way the giraffes are holding the banner in their mouths....

    All great creations well done to all.....

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  89. Wow!! these are all Fabulous!!

    I am picking "Donna's Princess Hairbow Tin"

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  90. I pick Donna's Princess Hairbow Tin!

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  91. Anna's banner card. That is so cute.

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  92. wow, they are all so great its hard to pick just one but I guess I keep going back to........
    Bees Baby Giraffe Card

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  93. Laurie's coaster book is tops! There are ao many nice projects/cards here. Hard to choose just one.

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  94. I go with Annapurna's card!!!

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  95. Andrea Leigh ScovilleMay 19, 2008 at 6:38 AM

    WOW!!!! What a bunch of BEAUTIFUL pieces!!!! They really are all wonderful. I vote for Laurie's coaster book though. Exceptional work!

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  96. I'd have to vote for Bee's baby giraffe card. I thought they were all fabulous and it was difficult to pick just one but this one spoke to me.

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  97. Bee's Baby is my pick. So many wonderful creations!

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  98. Donna's tin is my favorite. . with the coaster book right behind and then Lee's baby card. What great ideas!!!!!

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  99. insThis is sooooo hard, they're are FANTASTIC & I really luv a few of them, but if I HAVE to just pick one it has to be "Bee's Baby Giraffe Card"! I luv everything about this card, its so darn adorable!!!

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  100. I would like to vote for Courtney's pull card! HAve a great week they are all precious.

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  101. I have so many that I love, but one that inspires me to do something special for my son...I'm voting for Laurie's coaster book. How fun and what a great keepsake that would make for your kid to make them their own storybook that no other kid in the world would have! Thanks for the spectacular idea! :)

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  102. These are all too amazing - but I definitely have to vote for Donna's princess hairbow tin - what an adorable idea!!

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  103. Such a wonderful aray to choose from, they are all fantastic, but I am going to vote for Bee's Baby Giraffe Card. I bought the 'Just So Hippy' set just for that cute giraffe and after seeing this card, I'm going to have to buy the accessory set to go with it. I love the little giraffe!!! Our neice is having her first child, a little girl in August and this card is perfect for her.

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  104. OMG, awesome!!!
    How do you expect me to pick just one? but I'm voting for:
    * Laurie's coaster book *
    Just too cute and this coloring!...

    I also especially loved the waterfall card, the pop-up kangaroo card, and the teacher card (funny they all have the kangaroo in them, heehee!....), and the tower of animals, and the hair barrettes, and...and... I can't remember all of them now, but let's be honest I love them all! :-)

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  105. I love the coaster book. The coloring is AMAZING!!! Overall, all the projects were over the top wonderful!

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  106. I like Lee's Hippest Baby Card


    dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

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  107. I love ALL the projects/cards - WOW! But, I have to say I am totally motivated by free stamps esp because they are YOURS, my friend. So I am going to vote for my own (Donna's Hairbow Tin) woohoo! But, my 2nd place would be the coaster book - too cute!!!

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  108. I vote for Courtney's card. I love it. Although all the projects are great.

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  109. All are GREAT! But I am a sucker for sparkle so my vote is for Lee's Hippest Baby Card.

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  110. This is really tough - they are ALL winners. But if I have to pick one, I'll go with:
    Christi Thorsen's Party Girl Card
    DianeL
    loyaz1 at wbhsi dot net

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  111. All of the entries are great and so original!
    I really love Donna's tin with the darling hairbow's. What little princess wouldn't get a thrill out of trying on each one?

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  112. Since I'm obviously a sucker for anything girly, I'll vote for Donna's adorable Princess Hairbow Tin . . . such a cute idea!

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  113. I vote for Bee's Baby Giraffe card, but every project is wonderful.
    Claudia
    scfranson@charter.net

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  114. I just love Courtney Fowler's pull card. I think it is so cute how the little joey pops out and says, "Hey baby!"

    All the rest are great too! Such a creative bunch!!!!

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  115. Linda from GeorgiaMay 19, 2008 at 9:57 AM

    Wow! All were super wonderful. I'm voting for Cathy Tidwell because it is so cute -- and something I might be able to try. I really liked the working together theme.

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  116. All of them are so cute!

    I'm going to vote for Courtney's pull card - I love it!

    Many Blessings,
    Melissa

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  117. Crafty Math ChickMay 19, 2008 at 10:03 AM

    WOW! Nice work everyone! I think my favorite is Charmaine's Hoppy Waterfall Card - I've never had success with these, and this one is GREAT!

    ~Meredith

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  118. I can't choose just one!!They are all fabulous!!!

    I'm picking Ana's Banner card. It's just too cute!!

    I love all the others though, Christi's pink and black card is so stunning and those blocks are super cute and the rest are amazing!!!

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  119. Wow these are all so fantastic, but I choose Donna, because she always comes up with such fantastic, original and inspiring projects!

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  120. They are all fantastic projects but I am going with Cathy Tidwell's "Count on You" card. I love how all those little guys worked together for a common goal and her execution is fabulous....did she DRAW that tree in? Way to go to all the entrants!

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  121. All are adorable but I Like the pull card by Courtney Fowler.

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  122. I love them all - it's too hard to choose just one...

    But - Bee's Baby Giraffe. I love the softness and the colors. Great job everyone!

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  123. I love them all but if I had to pick just one it would be Donna's Princess Hairbow Tin. Very cute and practical.

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  124. They are all awesome projects but if I am forced to pick one it would be Cathy Tidwells Count on you card. I just love how those animals are helping each other out. All top notch but of course only one can win. Good luck to all. Stacy

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  125. I'm a new stamper and I love then all! I would vote for Donna's hairbow tin--such a creative use of stamps and material!

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  126. Oh my goodness, all the entries are so adorable! But I must vote for my best friend, Donna. Her little princess tin with the cute ribbons and bows are the perfect little gift for any little girl.

    You all rock! Thank you, Lori

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  127. Bee's Baby card!!!

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  128. Carol's teacher card. I love the bright colors and the layout as well as the super coloring and bottom border. But let me just add, I sat here at the computer for a full 20 minutes just oohing and aahing over every one of them. I mean, how could you not love them all?

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  129. OK, this is hard cuz they are all so cute, so unique and just amazing!! And to boot, I have two friends that are entered, so this is doubly hard. I vote for Lee's super adorable card. And if I got a second vote it would be for Christi's super cute pinky card!!

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  130. How do you pick just one? I LOVE Donna's princess hairbow tin. The tin itself is adorable, then add in the hair bows and wow! I have twin nieces who would go CRAZY over this. I also am in awe of that coaster book! Gotta get hoppy to go with my hippy now :)

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  131. Good Grief, no wonder you need help!!! All of these projects are beyond amazing and to pick one, well, that is sooo tough!! I love the coaster book, but I have to say that Donna's hairbows for her niece speak to me!! Lee's super girlie card is awesome, and Charmaine's waterfall card is AWESOME!! Monika, your kite card, to die for!! I know I am forgetting some, but they are all so good and it is a tough decision, but I have to go with Donna!! Good luck girl!!

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  132. OMgosh it was so hard to pick a favorite. They are all so adorable. I vote for Bee's Baby Giraffe card. I love everything about it. But they all all terrific - such talent!

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  133. They'll all terrific!

    I'd like to vote for LAURIE'S COASTER BOOK - love it!!

    :)

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  134. Wow!!! Laurie's Circle of Friends is absolutely the best. What colors, and what afresh idea. She has my vote

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  135. Cathy's "Count on You" card is my vote, but Bee's baby girl is a VERY close second. All of the cards and projects are FANTASTIC.

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  136. I must say that I am most taken with Laurie's Coaster Book. Very creative and too cute too. 2nd place goes to the Baby buggy

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  137. Wow, absolutely beautiful work ladies! It's hard to choose a favorite, but I'm going to go with the coaster book. Love them all!

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  138. It wouldn't be fair of me to vote since I'm entered in this contest, but I wanted to say how fabulous all these cards and projects are! Good luck to each of you and thanks to you Melanie for this fun opportunity! Long live all these lovable hip-hop stamps!!

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  139. donna's princess hairbow tin is adorable

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  140. I really like Christi's party girl card the best--but all the entries were fantabulous!

    Suzanne

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  141. I love the princess tin too cute!!

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  142. oh...wow! they are all fabulous. since you are wanting me to pick just one...i would say the pull up card with the kangaroos! love that!
    regina

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  143. I think Courtney Fowler's Pull Card is just adorable. She gets my vote.
    Renee'

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  144. All the entries are adorable!!! All of you are already winners!!!

    The project that got my attention is: Bee's Baby Giraffe Card.

    Congratulations!!!
    God bless
    Giovana

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  145. I really like Courtney Fowler's pull card. Karen

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  146. Checking to see if I could enter a comment using anonymous again. Can you count anonymous votes? since it could be me voting for me a few times;-)
    No wonder you let others pick the winner.
    Annapurna

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  147. I Love Laurie's coaster book! It's very creative and fun.

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  148. Oh my! I can't believe my card made the finals... AND has gotten voted for! Wow!

    What wonderful artestry displayed by these ladies. I am in awe.

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  149. All of these really ROCK!, I love them all, but I must vote for Courtney Fowler's pull card! I really love all the cute ideas, keep up the great work ladies!

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  150. They are all very cool. I vote for Cathy Tidwell's Count on You Card

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  151. oh.my.gosh. this was tough, TOUgh, TOUGH, I tell ya!!
    After much scrolling, debating and gnashing of teeth - I decided on Lee's Hippest Baby Card!!

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  152. Okay, wow, talk about works of art! All amazing creations. Donna's and Lee's are up there for me, but for my vote I'll have to go with Laurie's Coaster book.

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  153. Well I've been debating all day what to do!!! I am honoured to have my entry selected for voting along with these awesome creations. I really want to vote for everyone, but I am selfishly going to vote for myself, Laurie's coaster book. Now I'll probably feel guilty all night!

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  154. Hi, the entries are so fantastic it was very difficult to pick just one. However the one that immediately stood out to me was Lee's Baby Card. I just loved the colours. Lots of love, Denise x

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  155. They are all wonderfully creative, but if I can only vote for one, then I vote for Bee's card.

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  156. I like Donna's Princess Hairbow Tin

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  157. oh wow those are all fabulous!!
    My vote goes to Annapurna's Birthday Banner Card :)

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  158. Such incredible cards. It was difficult to choose, but I vote for Annapurna's Birthday Banner Card!

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  159. I'm going with Donna's hairbow tin...it's just too cute!

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  160. I have to vote for Donna's Princess Hairbow Tin

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  161. For me it has to be Donna's Princess Hairbow Tin. I went out to Gina's shop today and bought this set.......YOU ROCK GIRL! Hope your ears weren't burning too bad-we talked about your designs and how awesome they are. Thanks for the contest. Kadie

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  162. Cathy Tidwell's Count on You Card
    has my vote. What a great card.

    Really enjoying the sneek peeks. Looks like you are going to have another great set for us to enjoy.

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  163. Melanie, you must be so proud! They are ALL truly amazing!!! I have spent 2 days looking and re-looking, then re-lookin again to come to a decision. This is so very hard, I almost don't even want to guess..and Mel, please omit my entry, I just want my vote to count! :) My pick is for Bee's baby Giraffe card. I just adore the colors on the hearts, omgosh! nd it's so delicate, dainty and sweet! I love it! I have many other favorites too, but alas, we can only choose 1!

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  164. These are absolutely gorgeous but I love Courtney's baby kangaroo card. Love to have this much creativity.

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  165. I Love them all but I must vote for Courtney Fowler's card!

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  166. 1011OH MY they are all so great it's so hard to pick just one!!!

    my choice is...Annapurna's Birthday Banner Card

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  167. They are all so fun and fabulous!! I'm going to vote for Bee's baby card. I really loved the colors :)

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  168. What a choice! I have to say that my vote is...Courtney Fowler.

    So much talent out there!

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  169. These are all soooo great; they're all winners!

    While all the projects are fantastic, I really like Annapurna's. The details she's added, like the flocks of birds, are great ... it's just such a unique card project.

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  170. Oh My! All the cards and projects are super! That said - I am voting for Bee's Baby Giraffe card. I love it!

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  171. Well, I wish I could vote for myself, lol! but alas..in all honesty I cant! After much debate, I am going with Donna's hairbow tin! Too cute!

    (And I am so tickled to even get a vote! Thanks so much and thank you melanie was such a fun card to make!)

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  172. Christi T. party girl card....

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  173. They are all adorable ...but I am voting f Courtney Fowler's card!!

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  174. each project is SO perfect - it's hard to vote for just one. Bee's Baby Giraffe Card really spoke to me however. LOVED the way she colored the giraffe spots to match the papers.

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  175. Wow - are they all great or what?! I am voting for Donna's Princess Hairbow Tin.

    Good luck to all of you.

    Teresa

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  176. WOW! Those are all such great projects!!! I'm going ot have to vote for Angie's Blocks. That is a really fun gift idea!
    The hair bows are really neat, the baby cards are so sweet, the animals are perfect for little boy cards....! So many darling things!

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  177. Wow! They are ALL fantastic!
    But If i'm pushed to pick a winner I'd have to say Annapurna's banner card.
    I love how she transfered the image to get the giraffes facing each other! Very creative!

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  178. I would like to vote for Laurie's Coaster Book. All the projects are amazing.

    Sue

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  179. Donna's Princess Hairbow Tin is my vote. It's adorable!!!!!!

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  180. i Love Donna's princes hairbow tin...its so hard to pick a favorite but i vote for donna's tin:)

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  181. Congrats to the winners! They were all good. That was a hard one to vote on. Enjoy your new stamps.

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  182. Congrats to Donna and Bee! Can't wait to see what they come up with with the new set. :o)

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  183. wow these are all great projects some very talented people here

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