Monday, February 14, 2011

GKD Previews!


Happy Valentine's Day!  It's Day 1 of the February 2011 Gina K Designs previews!  It is going to be an exciting week!  Today we're previewing Melanie Muenchinger's set, Spring Basket, and its companion set, Basket Blessings.

You might not know that I am a basket weaver...I learned when we were living in Hawaii, and almost every year I teach basketry lessons in the Spring, just in time for Easter.  In fact, my very first rubber stamp was a basket stamp that I had to have but had absolutely no idea what to do with!  It sat in the craft bin, uninked, for years, and finally I figured out what to do with it!  I won't tell you how long it took!

I am so happy to see Melanie's interchangeable, beautiful sets!  They're great for Easter and so much more!  I am sharing two cards today to illustrate that point!  One for Easter...and another to welcome a wee babe!


I wanted my Easter card to have the characteristic zig-zag design so often seen on patterned eggs, so I layered borders of different colors along with a scalloped edge made with Nina's new banners die.  LOVE that die because it has holes that are perfect for guiding the placement of some pretty rhinestone bling!

The baby card is a fun bib design with a basket full of soft fuzzy animals.  Makes me smile because when Matthew was born, a friend gave us a soft plushy musical elephant much like this one...it was such a sweet, sentimental gift that we still have it, and Matthew will be turning 17 this Friday!

Easter Chicks Notes:
Copic markers
Spellbinders' Banner Basics 2 dies
border punch
rhinestones
silk ribbon

Sweet Baby Notes:
Copic markers, multi-liner
Basic Grey Marjolaine designer paper
Spellbinders' Eyelet Circles, Classic Circles dies
pearls
satin ribbon
snap brad

Here are the design team members previewing today's sets!

187 comments:

  1. Adorable projects, Deb! Love the bib with the bears!

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  2. Awesome Deb! Love your basket with the handle...im such a ninny I couldnt figure out how to add it, haha! And your animals look so awesome the way you colored them!

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  3. very inspired on the borders, wonderful Easter egg feel! great card!

    That baby card is so sweet with the bib in the corner I love the layout!(used that print on my baby card, too) ;)

    basket weaving, eh?! I just learn more about you all the time, Deb.. :)

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  4. Sweet eggs and peep peeps! As for the baby card the colors you chose are soooo dreamy!

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  5. Very,very pretty.
    Joan
    schim18@charter.net

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  6. LOVE the chickies... I haven't had time to use those yet but can't wait!!! That bib rocks with the basket of animals!! LOVE the colors you chose as well!

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  7. So cute! Love the color combo you used. T4S Hugs!!

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  8. Such happy cards. They made me smile. Thanks. I needed that!

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  9. Absolutely love the Easter card!

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  10. Adorable stamp sets -- lookin' forward to the release!

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  11. Deb your cards are beautiful, but that Easter one with all those details, the pearls, the borders, simply wonderful!

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  12. Love the borders that give the Easter egg feel. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Your cards are gorgeous.

    Debbie S

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  14. Love your cards, they are adorable

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  15. Great touches to some great stamps sets. Very nice. Thanks

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  16. Beautiful cards, and adorable stamps. I can't wait to try them myself!

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  17. Oh, Deb! These are just adorable!!! LOVE all the layers in the first one and that baby bib in the second is just too cute!

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  18. Your cards are so sweet! Love the chicks! :)

    Debbie Meijer

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  19. Deb, these are simply adorable! Love them :)

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  20. Really sweet cards, Deb!! I love the bib on your second card;)

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  21. Your basket of chicks is just so cute! Love the pretty coloring.

    Your baby card is adorable! Love the bib and trio of animals. Soft pretty color combo too.

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  22. Ohhhh how cute is that Easter basket & love the baby card!

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  23. Deb,
    Your cards make me smile! Those chicks peeking through the eggs are really cute!
    That Bib one is just awesome! I would have never thought of using the eyelet circles that way. It is so wonderful to be inspired by the DT.

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  24. Oh, Deb, you always produce such adorable and beautiful cards. I love the use of the new die and how you created the rick-rack effect with it. You did such a beautiful job with the baskets too. I'm sure your real life baskets are just as gorgeous!

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  25. Wow! Beautiful cards! Love the soft colors and the perfect embellishments!!

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  26. Beautiful cards!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colors on your second card. I have a little boy so I love seeing those kinds of color combos!

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  27. Hi, This card is so pretty. Love this set! Myrna

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  28. I didn't know that, I've always thought it would be fun to learn to weave! Sure wish we lived closer, you could teach me!!
    Love both of your cards girlfriend!!!

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  29. I am so impressed at how each of you are using the very same stamps, and the cards all look so different! What a versital stamp!

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  30. Your baby card is my favorite. I like how you combined the bib with the animals. Great idea!

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  31. Both cards are adorable, but I'm partial to the baby one - cool design. I also like the bling on both cards!

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  32. Two darling looks using the basket. I am partial to the eggs and chicks in the 1st card. Bib is really cute addition with the animals.

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  33. Love both. I get such great ideas taking the time to look. :)
    Susie
    susies@twcny.rr.com

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  34. Adorable cards! I like how you used the dp to make the ruffle. Great idea with the bib.

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  35. Beautiful cards, I love the way you added the bib, great touch to the baby card. I love the little chicks

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  36. That added bib just makes the card. great idea and great colors. SandyT

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  37. Such a cute versatile stamp set!I love the added dimension of the ribbon too.

    mitch1066@gmail.com

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  38. Ohhhhh....those little chicks are adorable!!!

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  39. Deb, your Easter card is gorgeous! I love the bright fresh colors. And that baby card is precious! The bib is so cute and I love the colors.

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  40. love that beautiful basket of chicks! Fabulous cards. Wow..a basket weaver...that is too cool. Would love to learn how!

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  41. Both cards are adorable, Deb! I especially like the bib and the "Sweet Baby" animals in the basket on the second card.

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  42. Super cute! Love the colors and fun design!

    golightly23 at msn dot com

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  43. These are both SO fantastic Deb! I love those cute little chicks and all the fancy border layers and bling in your first card, and your shading and paper piecing in the second card are spectacular! I can't wait to make that cute little ellie mine!

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  44. Cute, cute, cute! Love the little chicks, am loving these baskets and I hate to say it, love the little elephant!~ (Not usually my favorites!)

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  45. Both cards are fabulous. I especially love the bib that you added to the second card.

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  46. The colors are so perfect. Beautiful card all the way.

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  47. Love both card but that bib steals the show!

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  48. Love the basket!! Beautiful job!!! Great cards...both are wonderful!!!!! Perfect colors!

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  49. Oh these are both so fantastic! Love the bib!

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  50. Deb- I love both of your card, but the baby card blew me away. Fabulous work!

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  51. Both of your cards are really cute!! TFS


    Debbie B

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  52. Deb, these are both darling! I love how you added the bow on the Easter basket.

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  53. Your cards are absolutely beautiful.

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  54. Such vibrant colors on the Easter card and the baby card made my heart melt thinking, "ohhh, so sweet!"

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  55. Your cards are absolutely adorable. I'm getting so many ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Oh my what adorable projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  57. Both so cute ! Love the bib in the corner.

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  58. So, so cute!! Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Both cards are great! Love all the bling in the first one!

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  60. Both cards are great but I am loving the chicks and eggs on the first one. What great images.

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  61. You have such a eye for detail! Your cards are beautiful

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  62. Very cute baby card and love the layered border on the first.

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  63. Both of these are absolutely adorable!!!

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  64. Longing for Spring with these gorgeous cards!!

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  65. Lovely! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  66. Soooooooooooooooo cute! I love both cards. The bib is such an ingenious idea!

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  67. That spring bling is great!! Baby card just awesome.

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  68. Gorgeous -- what else can I say!? Both of these cards are fabulous. I really like the colors you used on the baby card, especially on the sweet little animals. Love how you showed the versatility and interchangeability of these two sets. TFS!

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  69. Precious and I love that basket.

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  70. These are really, really sweet.

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  71. LOVE the bling as well as the stamps!

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  72. Cute cards! Isn't it funny how images will spark our sentimental-ism(is that a word, LOL)?

    Thanks for sharing!

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  73. Love the colors in the basket card. It's amazing how different the animals look in different colors.
    hugs,
    Brooke

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  74. Both cards are wonderful - love the colors!

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  75. Love, love, love these two stamp sets and what you guys are doing with them....

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  76. I love both cards, but since I rarely know anyone having a baby, I am moe attracted to the Easter cared. I love the colors!

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  77. Loving that bling on the Easter card!

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  78. Love the cards...such sweet peeps!

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  79. Love the Easter card. All your card are beautiful.

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  80. I love the bib on the baby card and the soft colors.

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  81. Both cards are just adorable. Love your work.
    crafty teacher

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  82. Your cards are great. Really liked the baby card--especially the bib. Just wish I had the imagination to use dies for things other than cutting. Thanks for the idea.

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  83. A wonderful Easter card. I love the cute little chicks.

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  84. Such sweet cards! I love these sets already!

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  85. What an adorable swcappoled bib on your baby card! Sweet!

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  86. the baby card with critters and bib is adorable!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  87. The baskets look just like u weaved them yourself! Beautiful cards

    Joanienp

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  88. aren't these just the cutest stamps!!! you have made such beautiful cards, love them!!

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  89. Ah, with spring comes new. New life, new flowers, new stamp sets! Your little animals are done in such beautiful colors.

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  90. How clever are you to use the nestabilities die and turn it into a bib!!! Sooooo adorable!!! I love the chicks in the basket!!! Wonderful card!!!!

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  91. Wow, so pretty, I especially love the baby card!

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  92. I just love these blog hops! I keep getting new and wonderful ideas. Both your cards are lovely. I found it interesting that you teach basket weaving. I learned in elementary school (by basket was VERY lopsided!) and had great fun.

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  93. Both cards are just beautiful, Deb! Love the soft colors and pretty papers!

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  94. C;ouple of adorable cards.
    Love them little chicks in the basket. Very cute
    ColleenB.

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  95. Deb I absolutely love your Easter card! This looks like a must have set. Can't wait to see more. TFS!

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  96. Beautiful cards! I can almost hear the chicks chriping. Thank you!

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  97. Love the way you intermingled the sets! Your little chicks are so fun! Great creations!

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  98. Wonderful cards! These sets are going to be flying off the shelf.

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  99. Gorgeous cards, Deb! Love the coloring and rows of gem accenting on the top card. The little menagerie card is fabulous, too! Awesome coloring and the bib is too fab!

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  100. SWEET cards! Love the ducks in the basket!! And love how you did the bib on the baby card! Great coloring on all!

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  101. Easter pastels...perfect for your adorable Easter card. Love the loopy green bow on the basket.

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  102. I Love the way yoy mad the BiB very clever! and The colors!

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  103. Lots of inspiration here!

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  104. Beautiful cards...love your color combos

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  105. Very beautiful card, love the easter colors

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  106. wow to adorable! I love that frist one so sweet! it would easter card I love botton of it!

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  107. Ohhhh so amazing and sweet! That bib design ROCKS!!!

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  108. Super cute creations and love these new stamps.

    hugs
    bobbi

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  109. Two inspired and inspiring cards Deb - I love the baby card with the bib. Thank you soooo much for sharing your talent. Pat x

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  110. Great cards. I really like both of them but the Easter Basket with the chicks is super cute.

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  111. Too cute!!! Very inspiring card designs. I love these basket sets.

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  112. My goodness! I cannot get enough of these projects! Sweet sweet cards!!
    Kim Marie

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  113. The Easter basket is adorable and those little stuffed animals....oooh....aaah

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  114. Deb, Gorgeous cards! I love the Easter feel of the first with the borders and the bib on the second card with the animals is just too cute!!!

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  115. Those are both very, very sweet!

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  116. These are both sweet, and I particularly like the second one!

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  117. Wow, both of your cards are really sweet! Love the colors that you chose!

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  118. Colors used and the chicks make a cute Easter card.

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  119. Very nice, Deb. I love your choice of colors on both cards.

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  120. Oh Deb these are just precious!! Great designs :o)

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  121. Deb,the basket card is so pretty, especially with the beautiful green bow! And the baby card is gorgeous...I never thought a baby bib with that, and it looks so easy!!
    Great job!

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  122. Oh this is so pretty Im thinking of Easter and baby showers great job

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  123. Awesome! The bloing on the first card is fantastic and I love the paper piecing on the second card!

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  124. i love the embellishments on the first card and the baby bib was a great idea!

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  125. Love your use of color in both cards. With new babies in our family, they both give me some great ideas.

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  126. I love both cards, very beautiful.

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  127. The cards are Great. Love the baby animals in the basket

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  128. The zigzag design on your first card is my favorite.

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  129. I adore the paper choices you used on the baby card... so sweet.

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  130. What a wonderful basket, so versatile,something that can be used over and over. Love it.

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  131. What a sweet baby card! Love the bib!

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  132. I am really loving these sets for baby and Easters. How adorable!

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  133. How sweet- love them!

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  134. Beautiful designs - I love the patterned paper in the second card. Heather J.

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  135. Those are such cute cards! I absolutely love those chicks!

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  136. wonderful!
    I love paper piecing!
    Sandra ltb

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  137. I love the baby card! I always forget to stamp on patterned paper.

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  138. I love both cards, but especially the sweet chicks!

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  139. I'm so inspired, I may have to stay home from work tomorrow. Thanks,
    Barbara

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  140. I have been on animal withdrawl. These are great.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  141. These are both adorable Deb! And the bib is a great idea!

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  142. Adorable way to use the Nestie for a bib. I'm casing this one.

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  143. Love what you did with the bib! Both cards are amazing!

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  144. So many things to put in the basket. Could have so much fun with these sets.

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  145. I never thought about the basket being so versatile but you've shown it to full potential! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  146. wow! Cute, love the details on both cards.

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  147. Super cute cards! Love both the bib and basket!So creative.

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  148. I really like your cards they are so nice

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