Saturday, January 3, 2009

Tempting Sentiments & Paper! (AND a CHALLENGE!)

This giveaway is now closed. Check this post to see if you won! :)

I am thrilled to have Patricia from Paper Temptress involved today, she has generously offered THREE packs of paper, each valued at 19.99, so today we will have three winners, woo hoo!! The Pop Tones 2 cardstock pack is a sampling of all 24 of the Pop Tones colors (you get two of each!) and I'm totally diggin' on the mouthwatering names and shades. Here are some of my faves from this pack! (colors can be purchased individually too!)

I will be back later to show you in a separate post more color comparisons for you to help you get a better feel for these shades, but I will include some for today's sample! (AND, my new Copics arrived today so my Ciao collection is complete! (hip hip hurray!) I would like to do a color match of these with the Paper Temptress shades for you ASAP, I'll let you know when i'm done!)
Berrylicious is a dead ringer for one of my faves, the RETIRED Cool Caribbean!! (no need to hoard your stash anymore!) Snow Cone is a great alternative to the also RETIRED Soft Sky!! How many of you have both matching inks already, LOL!! ;)

The Tangy Orange is such a vivid red-orange. you cna see how much brighter it is than SU!'s rust. I had to throw the Ruby Red in the pic, because the brown of the rust had me thinking it was like ruby, until I put them together.. .nope! so much brighter! love it!

Gumdrop Green is almost a perfect match ot Su!'s retired Wild Wasabi... :) me like!!
Today's sample uses a quote from my "Say it With Flowers" greeting set. When I selected "When words escape, flowers speak", for this set (which I LOVE!!) I honestly was thinking more about those hard to write sympathy/loss cards. But as I wanted to work in some of these colors for today's sample, I realized there are many happy times too that you just can't say enough how much you mean what you're feeling! So I'm using it on a "fun" card for the first time, I love how exuberant it, turned out, says "happy HAPPY!" loud and clear!

All DP is Basic Grey Cupcake, I was able to find three great matches in these prints for my new Pop Tones papers! I also really wanted to use the Basic Grey Cupcake Glazed Brads I love but have been neglecting, so I poked those through a sateen flower and punched two more for flowers using an EK Success punch out of an ivory distressed print in the same Basic Grey pack. I framed up my quote first in a Square Nestabilitie and added the three flowers below with glue dots. Then I alternated scalloped and classic die cut layers of both DP and the Paper Temptress colors: Tangy Orange (love this fiery shade), Snow Cone ( so close to SU!'s retired Soft Sky (if you're having with withdrawal LOL!) and Gum Drop Green. Instead of using a whole 4 1/4" square, I cut it into 4 equal sections and staggered two so I could leave some white showing through (and I can save a little of that beautiful green paper for something else!) :) Gina K Pure Luxury White is my base.

I had some scrap leftovers so I decorated the inside of the card, too, shown here (It is really is such an extra treat for the recipient if you have the time to make the inside a work of heart, too!) but I want to suggest that this could be your simple version for the outside of a card! "forever grateful" is also from the "Say it With Flowers" set, you can cover almost any occasion with the individual words his set includes! This card has SO many more layers than I normally use, but this paper is 65lb, lighter than my colored SU! paper so you really don't feel how much paper you've added, won't add extra postage to my card, which I like! : )

TIP: To get my sentiment just right, I placed the embellishment I knew I wanted on top of my round acrylic block(you've gotta get these!), which was centered on top of my scalloped mat. I added my words above and below, removed the flower and stamped... ta da!! perfect. :) Then I added the inside flower with another gluedot.

This card has inspired today's challenge: create a project that features a sentiment in some way. How would you show it off? It could be fancy or simple, but something that makes "a statement with your statement" LOL! Please upload you project to SCS or PCP with the keyword GKDMB1 (linking it here would be helpful, too if you can!) by Tuesday January 7th, 9 PM CST, I will pick a winning project and the winner will receive a guest designing spot next month and my January release, coming soon (you will LOVE it!!) I would love for you to use one of my stamps if you can, but if not, please play along anyway! (I expect to have hundreds of projects to pick from , you hear?!) ;)


So who will win today's prizes?* Leave a comment here to enter, today I would like you to go through the Gina K Gallery on SCS and or Papercraft Planet(thanks so much for letting me know about all your faves on here, that is very helpful!) , and link a favorite creation you find that uses any of my stamp sets (or one from your very own blog!) so we all can see!! Check back for the winners tomorrow and more fun samples and FREE stuff! EDITED TO ADD: Okay, very few people are following the directions on this so far LOL!! I asked you to link a card using one of MY stamp sets in the comment section, most are not leaving a link or they are linking to a card that uses someone else's set, OR not even Gina K sets! (That's okay if you like it, but that's not the rules! Don't feel bad if you did, I will assume you haven't had your coffee yet;) ) Try this: check out the Pop Tone Colors and tell me which color or colors you like the best in this post!! (either answer will count as an entry, okay?)

After leaving your comment for the paper, here's today's blog hop (still can't believe how many of your favorite designers turned out for this (happy dance!!!)

Carolyn, Donna, Jessica, Lee, Michelle, Theresa, Carolina, Joanne , Jessie, and Gina K!! (check out THAT prize!!wow! My biggie (Copics!!)is coming up soon!!!) :)


*If you don't... guess what? Patricia has the PopTones on sale the entire month of January 25% off! :-O
PS There is another clue in this post for an upcoming sponsor...
PPS How do you like this "au naturale" backdrop for my cards? The way I've chosen to rearrange all my tools in my stamping space, I don't really have room to do my low-tech mock up of a photo tent(2 sheets of 12x12 white!) I'm kinda diggin it, you?

195 comments:

  1. Ummmmmmm.............WOWZA!!!!!! I see a cardstock order in my IMMEDIATE future!!!! LOL Ohhh I love the cards!! I used your Year In Flowers for today's project too and I'm almost done with my blog post!!! Just a few more minutes!!!

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  2. What a wonderful prize!!! You are going to have such a wonderful celebration and couldn't be more happy for you! Thanks again for letting me participate!

    Your tutorials are always so amazing and always love your samples!

    Hugs!

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  3. I just love that paper and your card, fantastic challenge tooooooo!

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  4. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1157895?si=gina%20K%20designs

    This is my favorite card from that gallery. Using your Hand in Hand set, and it's your beautiful card, created by you!! I have to get this set, I have to! I love how you embossed it with gold, just beautiful!

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  5. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1161207?cat=500&si=gina%20K%20designs

    I love this card...so beautiful! And more patience to do than I have patience for!

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  6. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1177099?si=gina%20K%20designs

    I really like this adorable card. Your stamp sets are awesome! Thanks for all your creating.

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  7. I know this may sound like a cop-out, but I just couldn't choose my favorite card by you!! There are way too many that I LOVE.... Sorry.

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  8. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1178520?si=gina%20K%20designs

    this is my favorite from the gallery. And those papers are simply yummy! thanks for the chace to be a winner here!

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  9. Mmmmmm...paper, paper, paper...love it! I just found your blog through PCP, and I'm so glad I did! Thanks for sharing so much creativity with us!

    I just love your Year of Flowers set! I haven't been able to find it in my local craft store yet. =(

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  10. You can never have too much paper - agorgeous card and papers. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  11. What "delicious" colors!!!!!WOW!
    Jan

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  12. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1157895?si=gina%20K%20designs

    i never knew so much could be done using hands.

    would love winning.

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  13. What a great giveaway! Have you seen this: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1019057?si=little%20tees. Oh no, she did not! That is too cute! My BFF would just die and then make a dozen!

    Thanks!

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  14. Just So Hippy is my all-time favorite set. Here's one of the cards I CASE'd and got lots of compliments on. It still makes me laugh to even think aboiut it: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/922648?what=allfields&condition=and&si=just%20so%20hippy

    Thanks for the paper comparison. You've saved us a lot of work and money. Looking forward to all your projects & tuts in the new year.

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  15. Yummy, love the color names too. The colors are so vibrant. Here is one of my favorites: http://www.papercraftplanet.com/photo/safaritees1-1
    Now you had o thave known it'd be from one of your shirts sets right. LOL ;)

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  16. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/719712
    This is my favorite card - i love black and white.
    connie

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  17. You got me with - just like Cool Carribean - I'll definitely be ordering BERRYLICIOUS - can't wait...love that color
    Favorite - so many, but am in love with the "Framed" sets right now to include Cammi's -
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1156249?si=gina%20K%20designs

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  18. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1154831?si=gina%20K%20designs

    I decided to choose someone whose blog I have never seen. I chose this as my first choice and some of her other cards as favorites.

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  19. I could have kept going but this one struck a chord with me - it is so very beautiful

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1169752?cpage=2

    Stunning!!

    Have a lovely day :)

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  20. Your cards with flowers are always so perfect for all occasions. You can never have enough flower stamps on hand. Love it. Thank you for being here for all of us. MarilynY (yum@hawaii.rr.com)

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  21. What a gorgeous card - love how you've used those pretty brads. I've never heard of this paper but it sure looks yummy!

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  22. Wow - what wonderful blog candy! That paper sure is lovely!
    My favourite card at the minute is:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1178520
    but its hard to choose as they are all fabulous!

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  23. Cardstock, A girl can never have enough cardstock. What fun colors. Hopefully I can stamp tomorrow and get in on some of the fun.

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  24. Here's my challenge card featuring a sentiment: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1178614?cat=14264.

    Thanks!

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  25. I likey the new clouours verry mucch!

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  26. Terrific cards! The Basic Grey brads are yummy!

    I hope it's okay but I was so excited to finally be able to make a card using the one stamp set that I own of yours that I would like to post that here...
    http://whoopsiedaisy-jane.blogspot.com/2008/12/2nd-challenge-card-completed-mondays.html

    The paper packs are awesome! Thank you for the chance to win one!

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  27. Waw they are all gorgeous, but my fav is card with butterflies:
    http://images.splitcoaststampers.com/data/gallery/500/thumbs/CK_Butterfly_Friend_by_Cammie.jpg
    Hugs, Moni

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  28. I love this one from Jessie's blog. :)
    http://canyousayaddictedtostamps.blogspot.com/2009/01/melanies-blogaversary-day-three.html

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  29. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1176564?si=gina%20K%20designs
    very striking color combo!

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  30. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1177099?si=gina%20K%20designs

    This is for sure one of my faves! I actually won this stamp set during the 12 days of Christmas over at PCP and I cannot wait for it to arrive so that I can create cards just as beautiful!

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  31. Wow, tons of beautiful cards on SCS. One that I really liked--http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1131356?si=gina%20K%20designs
    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome paper.
    Linda Peterson

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  32. Beautiful cards & paper! Just so loving your blog candy too!

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  33. I'm a sucker for Year of Flowers, so three of my favorites all use that set:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1075026?cat=500&what=allfields&condition=and&name=melmel

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1101573?cat=500&what=allfields&condition=and&name=melmel

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1131356?what=allfields&condition=and&name=melmel

    Thanks, Mel!

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  34. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1019057?si=little%20tees

    This is so cool. I have never seen this.

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  35. I would love to have the Year of Flowers (haven't added that to my collection yet LOL) - and the new paper colors are really neat. I'm a 'traditional' kind of stamper so one of the cards I just happen to think is a WOW is --http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1173555?cat=all&what=keywords&si=Melanie%20Muenchinger

    Thanks for sharing your artwork and creativity with us!!!

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  36. I love butterflies and this is my favorite.
    http:/images.splitcoaststampers.com/data/gallery/500.

    You give me so much inspiration in your blog to work with my own creations. Thanks so much!

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  37. what yummy colors in that paper. I have loved everything you have done with tins. The set you designed to coordinate with those little tins is great. I love the toothfairy one. http://melaniemuenchinger.blogspot.com/2008/03/sweet-tooth.html
    Thanks for all your inspiration!

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  38. Great comparison on the colors with the SU paper! That is good to know. I had fun browsing some of the art made with your stamps - it is so hard to pick just one but this one in particular really jumps out to me...perhaps for the bold color statement or the continuity of stripes idk but I really like it :)

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  39. I have never seen that paper before and have been hoarding my Cool Carribbean and Soft Sky...maybe now I can actually use more since this is available. :o)

    As far as a favorite card or project on SCS using your stamp sets..I immediately thought of this one by Jessica Fick using your Have a Cookie stamp set:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1135897?cat=500&what=keywords&condition=or&si=gina_k%20ginak%20gina_k_designs%20ginak_designs%20Melanie%20Rupa%20Asela%20Carolyn%20Cammie

    I loved this so much I ordered my own... :o)

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  40. The paper is wonderful. I have always loved cool carribean and now we have a replacement. Love your flower stamps.

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1075026?cat=500&what=allfields&condition=and&name=melmel

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  41. Great Challenge!! Your card is Beautiful... Love those vibrant CS
    Here is my take
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1178662?limit=last1&perpage=96
    Thanks
    Sita

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  42. Wow...thanks for the info...and what an awesome prize!!!!

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  43. Ooooh... a match for Cool Caribbean!
    As for a card using one of your sets...this one by Cathy Edgar is a favorite of mine:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1160161?si=gina%20K%20designs

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  44. You're right about hoarding the retired Stampin' Up cardstock that matches the ink that we all have. Love the prize and congratulations on your one year anniversary.

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  45. Hope this link works. There are too many great cards out there to pick from.
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=1177099&si=gina%20K%20designs

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  46. The Card stock is Awesome, what beautiful colors. I also loved your tip using the acrylic block spacing the stamps to fit a punched out design.

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  47. Melanie- I love what Gina did with your say it with flowers set - she does a nice a job with the crayon technique.
    http://blog.ginakdesigns.com/2008/10/01/day-3.aspx
    Thanks for all the fun!
    Sandra

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  48. What great colors! Lovin' all of them. I would love to win them. If not, like you said, there's always a chance to order them! :)

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  49. I love all your sets Mel but I realllove the simplicity of your Christmas Card you made with Hand in Hand. It says it all about what the season is really all about.

    http://melaniemuenchinger.blogspot.com/2008/12/hand-in-hand-christmas.html

    Thanks for sharing, SharriC

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  50. The colors are so vibrant. That is great looking paper.

    And your card is Happy! It just makes you want to smile. You did a great job making it.

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  51. How fun are you?

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  52. donnaecrum@msn.comJanuary 3, 2009 at 8:50 AM

    It is always good to hear of other goods sources for paper, thanks!

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  53. I am really drawn to all the different T's I see out there. Here is a simple but oh so cute one:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1114424?what=keywords&condition=or&si=gina_k%20ginak%20gina_k_designs%20ginak_designs%20Melanie%20Rupa%20Asela%20Carolyn%20Cammie

    Sorry the link is so long. On the tee it says I {love} with a picture of a cupcake. darlene

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  54. I have the Year in Flowers and Say it with Flowers stamp sets....they are so versatile. Love the colors of the Paper Temptress cardstock. Thank you for the chance to win!!

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  55. What a great site! And what wonderful ideas! I don't have a blog, and I have never downloaded a card on SCS or any other site. Not sure if I can do this, but I would sure like to try!
    The card stock is beautiful! And I love Gina K Designs, especially the T-Shirt!
    Thanks for letting me stop by!
    (Granny) Mary

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  56. Love the cardstock colors and especially the comparison to other cadstock being so helpful.
    This card is wonderful in showing the great use of patterned paper in other ways than the usual.

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/830785?cat=500&ppuser=142664

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  57. I had a hard time choosing a card! So many wonderful cards and stamps to look at. I think this one http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1166920?si=gina%20K%20designs is my favorite because I can imagine giving it to my DH.

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  58. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1174805?cat=500&si=gina%20K%20designs

    I really like this card. It is elegant and simple. I just started reading your blog this week. Enjoy all the information and ideas. Thank you.

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  59. What great colors! I like them a lot. I think I am ready to stamp again ;)

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  60. Love those little T's. Don't have them yet! But can't wait to try them.

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  61. This paper is sweet. Wow this was really tough to just pick one. There are so many wonderful cards and stamp set.
    I picked this one
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1157895?si=gina%20K%20designs
    This is just touched my heart seeing this.
    Thanks for a chance.

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  62. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1075026

    This is my favorite. Kinda goes with today's theme too of having a featured sentiment. I love all the layers and details you used. Beautiful!!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win these yummy papers.

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  63. One of the best things about reading blogs is learning about new companies you hadn't heard about before, besides seeing all the beautiful card and other paper craft ideas. This paper looks wonderful and would be great with the Year of Flowers set.
    Keep inspiring us.

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  64. I can't believe how many colours are like the retired colours from SU. I love cool Caribbean and wild Washabi! Yes I have been hording, wouldn't it be nice NOT too!

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  65. I love your card It so pretty Im posting a card now its one of your stamps I love your blog I cant wait to see what is going to happen next Sarah

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  66. My favorite creation is Cammie's cookie recipe book. This would make a great gift plus I love anything having to do with cookies! Thanks for making such a great set.

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1127398?perpage=96&si=gina%20K%20designs

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  67. Okay, I'm liking these pop tone colors alot!!! I think my favorite is the Tangy Orange. No, wait...I like the Berrylicious. No, the Tangy Orange. Um...no, the Berrylicious. Well, as you can see, I can't make up my mind! They are both wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome candy.
    Cathy Green

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  68. I love all the pretty colors, but if I must choose one, I'd have to say Grape Jelly.
    AnnS

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  69. Razzle Berry is my favorite color. It just screams girlie!

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  70. Here's my card with your Tees.
    http://koolnkraftymom.blogspot.com/2008/09/gina-k-challenge.html
    Here's another fav of mine.
    http://koolnkraftymom.blogspot.com/2008/11/melanies-challenge.html
    And yes, they're both cards that I did.

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  71. What a hard thing to decide...I love Blu Raspberry, Limeade and Razzle Berry. Thanks for all of your ideas!

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  72. Wow, what an amazing offer. Thanks for your inspiration! I love to see you ideas each time.

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  73. oops, forgot to pick a color...Grape Jelly

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  74. Razzle Berry is my favorite and I love your ideas!

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  75. Wow what a great gift! Those colors of the cardstock are wonderful!! Just might have to order some up.

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  76. I appreciate the update on the retired colors from Stampin' Up! I still have some sheets of the three you mentioned! Since Valentine's Day is approaching I chose this card from the gallery on SCS. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1178476?cat=500&si=gina%20K%20designs

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  77. My wife loves your ideas so I thought I would try to get this for her. I love blue so I like Blu Raspberry. Thanks

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  78. What great cardstock. I am sooo excited to find a match for Cool Carribean... I miss it soo much!! My link to my favorite Melanie inspired card is here..
    http://designeraloha.blogspot.com/2008/07/melanie-challenges.html

    It's the one in the bottom left corner. I so LOVE that giraffe. The eyelashes on Mel's animals are what draws me in everytime. THANKS Meanie!!! You were definitely one of my MOST fabulous designer finds of 2008.

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  79. The Pink Lemonaid cardstock is my fav. :-)

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  80. I have the Year of Flowers, use it all the time. The colors of the paper are great, love the hot fudge, berrylicious, and gumdrop green. More paper and stamps to add to my wishlist.

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  81. Here is the card that I picked. I love the colors.

    http://www.papercraftplanet.com/photo/daisy-asela-ginak-designs

    I love all the colors of the Pop Tones paper. I agree the names are fantastic.

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  82. Love this card!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    -Cher

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  83. Oh I wish I had one of your stamp sets on my blog! LOL! But here's here's one I love. (I think this and the hands sets are my favorite of yours.)

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  84. My fave poptone colours are gumdrop green and grape jelly. Makes me hungry!!

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  85. What a great paper collection! I will foresure keep it in mind as my stock runs low. Great Blog candy as well :)

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  86. Love your card and thanks for sharing the paper!!

    It was not an easy choice picking a card but here is one that I love...

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1172941?si=gina%20K%20designs

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  87. Grape Jelly

    luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

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  88. I think I am about as addicted to paper as I am stamps! LOL I would love to win some of this great paper. Thanks for the chance.

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  89. I would love to see the gumdrop in person! I loved Wild Wasabi, but m finding it hard to find a cheerful green that isn't too "Limey"!

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  90. I love lots of cards with your sets...but really liked this tilt card br Charmaine!
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/810562?what=allfields&condition=and&si=ginak&name=charmwarm

    And those cardstock colors are amazing! I especially love the berrylicious...oh how I miss my cool Caribbean!

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  91. I love the new paper colors, especially the Grape Jelly, and I love your card..It makes me think of spring! I may have to order some of these yummy colors soon~
    Carolan

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  92. I love all of your stamp sets, and the year of flowers is particularly beautiful. BUT, the ones that I LOVE are all your shirt designs - The tees, the jersey, the hoodie, and all the great sayings to put on them! This one of yours is one of my favorities, as is this lovely wild horse tee by scrapnextra. They both share a color scheme and are on the elegant side - both favorite looks of mine!

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  93. My favourite card that I have ever made using one of your sets is the oval hippo card in this post
    http://tamarastamps.blogspot.com/2008/05/gina-k-sketches.html
    I love how the hips seem to really fit with the shape of the card.

    My favourite card using one of your sets that someone else has made is the one that Michelle Zindorf made (I think it was her) where the hippos are in a valley of water. I can't find a link for it though.

    Even though I don't own it, I think my favourite set of yours is the flowers because they are sooooo versatile, and everyone has been creating the most amazing and elegant cards using that set.

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  94. I love this one: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1171370?si=gina%20K%20designs
    I'm totally a cookie fiend and this is just such a sweet card.

    As far as the Pop Tones, I love Wild Cherry, Razzle Berry, Limeade and Grape Jelly.

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  95. Little tees is my favorite stamp set of yours, but I love them all! Here is a card that I love made with Little Tees:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1046751 (I love the belt!!!!)

    Have a great afternoon!
    Angie

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  96. There are so many colors to choose from in those papers -- Oh, My!! Love all the "fruity"-titled papers, such as "Razzleberry" and Gumdrop Green" -- oh, and there are others, too!! Your "Year in Flowers" is a sure hitter!! Thank you for the great inspirations!! ~Amy S.~

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  97. OK, I have two fave cards I chose from the SCS gallery...and there seems to be a theme ;)

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1175740?si=gina%20K%20designs

    and

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1178360?si=gina%20K%20designs

    Now, about that paper...each color is DElicious!! Gorgeous!! Stunning!!

    And your card, adorable as usual!!

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  98. Since I don't know how to link....those colors are fantastic! And the names are good enough to eat!!! It was making me hungry reading all the colors! I'd love to try out that paper!! Looks yummy!!!

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  99. Lori Stokes WrightJanuary 3, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    I like the Banana Split and Grape Jelly, would love to see them together! Having a great time at your celebration! Thanks

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  100. They are all absolutely beautiful colors! Razzle Berry is my favorite. I love colors in the pink family!

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  101. I love this card:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1173598?si=gina%20K%20designs

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  102. Love these new papers and that Berrylicious blue is my fave for sure! Love your card too-I find it so hard to make cards with just a sentiment but you did a fabby job!

    hugz,
    Suzanne Dean

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  103. Such yummy colors! One can never have enough cardstock!! Love the Wild Cherry and Tangy Orange! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  104. Hi Melanie! If I did this right here is the link to the card (cards actually) that I liked using your stamp sets. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1013963?cat=500&what=allfields&condition=and&si=safari%20tee%206%20pack

    It is called safari tee and uses two of your sets and was created by scrapperlinsey on SCS.

    I like SU! Wild wasabi, so the green paper that approximates that color is my choice.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such great looking card stock.
    Kristina

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  105. I am a paper fanatic. I love the new colors but Snow Cone has to be my favorite. Not sure what the contest entails but I hope this counts as an entry.

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  106. i love yellow so banana split would be my favorite.

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  107. I just love that gumdrop green. It speaks to me, ya know? Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful paper!

    Lisa H.

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  108. I looked at the colors I like Lemon drop wild cherry temptress tangy orange.I also put my card on scs sarahk352 and planet I dont know how to link yet. I love all your work so I cant just pick one Your amazing!!!

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  109. I'm feeling a little stupid because I don't know how to link things. I did figure out how to get the link from the card to Cammie's blog, though. I hope that counts! This is ONE of my favorites from the gallery.
    http://myblogbycammie.blogspot.com/2...ke-flight.html
    I love the way Cammie did the butterfly. It looks so real.

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  110. Hi Mel, here is a link to a card in Gina's Gallery, using your little tees set. This card is a fav, just due to the sheer simplicity. It never ceases to amaze me how much can be done with this set.
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1103620?si=gina%20K%20designs

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  111. Hot Fudge, Wild Cherry, and Jellybean Green are my favorites! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  112. Patricia sent me the link to your blog. Wow, will definately have to come back when I have more time and go through it more. I am not good at linking, so will take you up on the color choice to enter. But pick a favorite color? That's like askin us to pick a favorite kid!! I'm a purple freak, but I am really lovin hot fudge and the limeade!! Love your blog.
    Deb B.
    Stampindebs@aol.com

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  113. http://www.papercraftplanet.com/photo/tee-harrilu?context=user

    This is my favorite card in you gallery at Paper Craft Planet. I love all your cards so it was hard to pick a favorite. Thanks for the cahnce to win.

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  114. These are all such nice, clean colors. However, since I am tired of winter already I lOVE the combination of Lemondrop, Limeade and Orange fizz. They will sure warm me up.

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  115. Blu Rasberry that is my very favorite but they are all GREAT !!!
    Thanks for all you do keep up the great work.
    Robin Scianna
    akarockinrobin@embarqmail.com

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  116. I think I'm in love with all the colors but if I hafta pick..... I'll take Grape Jelly and Razzle Berry! Love the posted cards! Hugs!

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  117. I love all the colors but I think the Berrylicious is my fav!! I am really like A year of flowers that Theresa made with the faux linen tequinique that she posted today!! I am going to have to get that set!! Thanks for all the inspiration!!

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  118. Ok I am confused so you are getting two answers. Here is a darling card that is made using a set that I absolutely love.
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1178476?cat=500&what=keywords&condition=or&si=gina_k%20ginak%20gina_k_designs%20ginak_designs%20Melanie%20Rupa%20Asela%20Carolyn%20Cammie

    And
    My favorite color is gumdrop green.

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  119. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1178662?limit=last1&perpage=96

    Love your choice of colors!
    Happy New Year and Happy Anniversary!
    Betty-Ann
    wilhelmbar@sympatico.ca

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  120. I LOVE the Razzle Berry. So pretty! Would love to win! Love the card you posted today.

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  121. Thanks for changing the rules for this blog candy! I don't think I know how to do what you originally asked people to do! (lol) So True. BUT -- I can tell you my fav colors - no problem: Sour Apple; Jelly Bean Green; Cotton Candy; and Banana Split! Love Them!

    Thanks for offering this. Paper Doll

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  122. Beautiful papers and a wonderful card you made. I had a hard time picking just one card but I decided on this one http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1136556?si=gina%20K%20designs
    My favorite set of yours is A Year in Flowers, so it is only natural that I pick a card using that set. Thank you for the chance to win!!!!

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  123. My favorie poptones colors are razzle berry, sour apple, gumdrop green, grape jelly.

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  124. Tangy orange and sour apple are so yummy...

    and one of my favorite projects using your Tee sets is on my blog...I made them for my daughter's spaghetti dinner dessert for her soccer team mates and fans:

    http://frogoffaith.blogspot.com/2008/10/what-heck.html

    Happy Bloggoversary!
    Kim Marie

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  125. Oops! I got so excited about the paper that I forgot to mention my fave colors in my previous post. I love the Berrylicious! I was going to go crazy when SU! retired Cool Caribbean. Now I know I can use this as a replacement. WOOHOO!

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  126. Oh....loooove that snow cone blue. Beautiful!!!! here's the link to a card that I absolutely love. Thanks for the chance to win!

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1075026?si=gina%20k%20year%20of%20flowers


    Jada (hobbydiva-SCS)

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  127. what pretty cardstock! A girl can never have too much on hand, right? lol!

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  128. Wow, with such beautiful colors it's hard to say, but Berrylicious and Snow Cone are great because I loved Cool Caribbean and Soft Sky. I wonder how Pink Lemonade compares with Pink Pirouette... it would be interesting to see other comparisons. Wonderful blog!

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  129. beautiful cardstock! Love the colors! I love bubble gum and tangy orange!

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  130. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1175499?what=keywords&condition=or&si=gina_k%20ginak%20gina_k_designs%20ginak_designs%20Melanie%20Rupa%20Asela%20Carolyn%

    Hopefully I am doing this correctly. I didn't create this card but I LoVe it.. Super cute

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  131. Linda from GeorgiaJanuary 3, 2009 at 4:45 PM

    All the colors are enticing. But Razzle Berry just calls out to me. The fudge color screams -- possibilities.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  132. Temptress Berrylicious is my favorite! Thanks a lot for a chance to win this beautif prize!

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  133. ooppps!
    I guess I was one that did not read it correctly.
    I like RazzleBerry! That color says sherbet.(to me) Or maybe I am just hungry! ;)

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  134. Wow, with such beautiful colors it's hard to say, but Berrylicious and Snow Cone cuz I loved Cool Caribbean and Soft Sky. Wonder how Pink Lemonade compares with Pink Pirouette, and is there one similar to Mauve Mist? (I still miss that one.) It would be so interesting to see more comparisons. You have a wonderful blog!

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  135. I see I posted twice, once under bobbyjo and once under jangra... I thought the bobbyjo one didn't go through... sorry!

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  136. I love all kind of blu colours and Grape Jelly! Hugs, moni

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  137. Hard choice; they are all delicious. I love Snow Cone, Berrylicious and Hot Fudge! Yum

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  138. Super blog candy. Thanks for the color comparisons. I miss wild wasabi! I looked at all the colors and I think I like wild cherry the best, it's such a warm, deep color.

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  139. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?ppuser=9614&cat=500

    I love this card and I love this set!

    And the papers? GORGEOUS!!!!!!

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  140. Aaahh, a girl after my own heart - paper colors.....Whheeeeeeee!

    A card I made from your Just so SPorty Set as a love note for my dh...
    http://stampinjewels.blogspot.com/2008/11/just-so-sporty-hoodie-card.html

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  141. All the cardstock colors are great. I especially like the gumdrop green and jellybean green card stock.

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  142. I love Berrylicious. What great color.

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  143. I love these new cardstock colors. Ummm, I like the snowcone and berrylicious, can you tell I like blue!

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  144. The Berrylicious is my favorite of these gorgeous papers!

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  145. Well, you sure got me in trouble. Choosing just one card was not an easy task, but I decided to link this colorful butterfly card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1179129?si=gina%20K%20designs

    I'll have to look closely at all the cards for more faves tomorrow :)

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  146. I didn't follow directions-sorry!
    I was looking for a particular ostrich (carrying a purse) card that I love, but it must be on someone's blog and not in the gallery. So here is another one I really like. . .

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/920778?what=allfields&condition=and&si=ostrich

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  147. I really think this card Hippy Baby is just too cute. It can be found at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1175674?what=keywords&condition=or&si=gina_k%20ginak%20gina_k_designs%20ginak_designs%20Melanie%20Rupa%20Asela%20Carolyn%20Cammie
    I hope that worked.
    My favorite color paper is SnoCone it's such a soft color.

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  148. Here is mine

    http://buckygirl.blogspot.com/2009/01/be-like-flower.html

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  149. I love these all these colours! I think I like Wild Cherry and Blu Rasberry the best. I love this card using your "A Year of Flowers" set:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1164081?cat=500&si=gina%20K%20designs
    I love the stamp of the hippo from behind too LOL!
    God Bless
    Catherine M.

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  150. I love Berrylicious and sour apple and I am so glad I now know about these papers. Thanks so much!

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  151. I love the Hot Fudge and Jelly Bean Green - do I see a theme here: ) Thanks for the chance to play!

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  152. Hi!!! I love all the colors, but I would say my favorite ones are:
    Tangy Orange
    Hot Fudge
    Red Hot
    They look like lots of fun to work with! Love the challenge and I hope to be able to participate this week.

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  153. That is an awesome prize you are offering. Love the paper. No one can have enough paper.
    My favorite is http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?ppuser=9614&cat=500. just love this one.

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  154. I absolutly cannot choose a favorite because I LOVE them all!! The colors are so rich and vibrant!

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  155. So many beautiful colors however my favorite is: Berrylicious!!!

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  156. All of the colors are very pretty...my favorites are Wild Cherry, Sour Apple, and Grapesicle.

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  157. I'm really liking the Jellybean Green and Berrylicious! Thanks!!

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  158. Beautiful colors. I love paper, and a large variety of colors. I hope I win some! Thanks.

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  159. I"m partial, so I love this project: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/981426?cat=all&what=keywords&si=Melanie%20Muenchinger I had so much fun making it and it uses some of my favorite colors and animal stamps!

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  160. wow! I like all of them in your first pic (they are nice colors!)

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  161. I love the berrylicious and the tangy orange. All the colors are beautiful!

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  162. OK...fave colors...hard choice. It's a toss up between whip cream, sour apple and sno cone. I really love them all!

    As for favorite samples...I LOVE anything that Theresa does with your Year of Flowers. This one, is one of my particular favorites.

    and I love your first card - so sweet with all the flowers!!

    thanks for the chance at this yummy paper!
    hugs, Jami

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  163. Hi Melanie, What wonderful, awesome colors! Thanks for the introduction. Your blogspot is so much fun. I love visiting for inspiration. Thanks for all you do! shecop@charter.net

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  164. I'm one of those who couldn't seem to follow directions. I got so excited about all of the colors that I forgot to list my favorite. How 'bout the berrylicious (spelling?) They are all great! Thanks for the introduction, Melanie!

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  165. I love all of these colors but I guess my favorite is the berrylicious. I love that soft aqua!!! Thanks for the chance to win.
    janet@swofford.com

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  166. I love snow cone and wild cherry from the pop colors... I just can't get too much red!!! Great blogaversary!

    Alison

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  167. I would say I like the Berrylicious because I soooo miss the SU Cool Caribbean. I also like the Grape Jelly (purple is my favorite color-any shade).

    Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous paper.

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  168. Hands down it's wild cherry for me! Might be the time of year, but I love that red! Thanks for the chance! Happy New Year to everyone!

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  169. WOW!! This looks amazing...I can't wait to check more into this paper.

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  170. Hi Melanie!

    I love the papers, especially the Tangy Orange.

    I can not choose a favorite card - there are so many great ones out there. This is the favorite one of all I have made using your sets.
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1137875?cat=500&ppuser=35233

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  171. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/802301?what=keywords&condition=or&si=gina_k%20ginak%20gina_k_designs%20ginak_designs%20Melanie%20Rupa%20Asela%20Carolyn%20Cammie

    This is my corrected choice of a favorite card. I wanted to choose a person who isn't a known designer.

    I also love the orange and aqua papers.

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  172. I'm lovin the Berrylicious since you showed how it perfectly matches SU's Cool Carribean. Thanks for the comparisons. Great help! Love your cards and creations.

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  173. Thanks for posting the comparisons! I love that because that lets me know exactly what the color is like. I am really liking the Berrylicious for sure and the snocone one as well . Nice, because I never buy the 'in colors' because I don't want to get paper, ink, and marker all in one color that's going to be gone that fast. Great names too!

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  174. I love the blues of the paper you posted - that berrylicious is really wonderful - bright but not too bright. and snow cone looks pretty cool too!

    love the dividers posted today - how i would've loved to have some of those when my baby was born!! great gift idea i'll have to remember!

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  175. Each one of the Pop Tones colors is more beautiful and exciting than the last! Just to pick a very few (because I'd like to choose all of them) I'd have to say Limeade, Pink Lemonade, Wild Cherry, and Blu Rasberry! These really are WOW colors! Love to win a set!!! Thanks

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  176. I love the blues! And I'm not usually someone who likes blue. Go figure! Your work is so inspiring, and I'm so happy I joined your blog. I really like your style!

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  177. Love the Berrylicious, and yes I am one of those who has horded the Carribean from SU. That was my favorite there too. Just so Hippy is the only set I own of yours and I havehad such fun making cards for new babies out of the giraffe. Would send a link to one but printer is down. :-( Thanks for all your good ideas and a chance for one of the great give a ways.

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  178. Great tutorial on your card. My favorite color is the Berrylicious. I love all of the colors tho, very warm feeling.

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  179. Wow I love those colors. My favorite would be Wild Cherry. Thanks for the chance.
    Hugs
    Heather

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  180. Wow - the Berrylicious and Hot Fudge colors are going to be stunning together! May have to go check out that website! Thanks for sharing it!

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  181. Wild Wasabi and Soft Sky were a couple of my faves. I would like to try the Snow Cone and Gumdrop Green. Thanks for the chance at the blog candy. Your Year of Flowers is my favorite, my goal is to color half as well as you some day. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  182. What yummy, yummy paper:) I had a hard time picking a favorite so I picked a top three: Berrylicious, hot fudge and snowcone.

    Christi S

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  183. Nice colors - methinks my favs are Jellybean Green and Hot Fudge Brown - hope it's okay to have a tie!

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  184. I love the Berrylicious and Snow Cone papers. These colors are my favorite!

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  185. Oohh, I love all of these delicious colors! They're all looking pretty yummy. I would definitely use any or all of them in my projects. Paper Temptress is a very appropriate name, because now I'm really tempted to buy them all!!

    Hugs - Angi

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  186. Not sure if it is too late to let you know, but I love the sno cone color!!!! I hope the link that I provided worked, because I really did love the chopstick holder made with the Little Tees set!

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  187. Hi Melanie....
    Here is my upload for the sentiment challenge.
    http://www.papercraftplanet.com/photo/live-laugh-love-2?context=user
    I don't currently own any of your stamp sets as I'm fairly new into the stamping world...you noticed I said YET!! LOL
    Love your stuff!!!

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  188. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1182154?si=crystalsnap

    Here is my challenge submission for the sentiment challenge on SCS.
    Hope you like it!!!
    Thanks for looking!!!

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  191. Not sure where I was supposed to link my card, but here it is. I am so sorry about the poor picture, but I had to play with you fabulous stamps. I am going to change that tomorrow when we get some sun, LOL!
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1182451?cat=500&ppuser=39141

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  192. Well first of all Congratulations on your blogiversary & giving all a chance to celebrate with you!

    I check out your blog every day, and although I don't always leave a comment, I keep coming back because your projects are always over the top, out the box...you know what I mean! Love your ideas!

    The papers are beautiful, and I would have to say that I like the berrylicious, because it looks like cool caribbean & there just isn't enough of this color out there.

    I've also been enjoying your new feature "Where are they now" Bee's closet organization is a top notch idea! and I've enjoyed seeing the recent works of Jessie, Lee, & Cathy.

    I tried to pick a favorite in the SCS gallery but there's so many good ones! One card the sticks in my head, which I couldn't find there, was using the new Hand in hand set & I also saw it over at Scrapbook & cards Today.

    So here's a link to my entry for featuring a sentiment, the picture isn't great, but I love the verse & how it turned out!

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1183391?nocache=1

    Here's a link to my blog, http://stampinvirgo5.blogspot.com/

    I'm heading there next to add my new project!

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  193. Hi Mel! Not sure if my card will make the gallery page quick enough but here's the link:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1184989?cat=500&ppuser=122509

    Great challenges this week!
    Kim Marie

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