4 Nov 2010

Welcome to my Castle!

Welcome to my Castle!

I'm so glad you accepted the Royal invitation and can take time from your visit with the Queen to stop here a while. I've prepared special projects just for your visit, so please make yourself comfortable...and I hope you will be entertained!

In honour of  your visit the stamp set I have chosen to highlight is Autumn Days to compliment the season of your journey. It lends itself to autumn cards and here are a few for your visual pleasure...

This first card could also be used for a masculine birthday or a Thanksgiving card just by changing the sentiment:

The card stock is Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, and Very Vanilla. The Classic Ink used is Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, and So Saffron.



I liked the colours of the maple leaves so much that I made a Thank You note card using just them! And they look beautiful on the envelope as well.




But you can use this set for more than just autumn and Thanksgiving. The next card is a wedding card. Wheat is a symbol of prosperity and security, and that is what I wished for the newlyweds.




The pine boughs and pine cones of course make me think of Christmas - my favourite time of the year! I used them to decorate the gift bag and box below:



And finally I made this Christmas card using the pine bough/cone stamp and the berry stamp from the set. I really like how it turned out, and or course I had to add a couple of 'frozen dew drops' to the boughs!




I hope you enjoyed your visit to my castle! I certainly enjoyed your company.


And please come back and visit again anytime you are out and about the kingdom, my castle will always welcome you!

130 comments:

  1. Love the cards Carol! Specially the pine cones!

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  2. Great Cards! Love the pine cones.

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  3. HI Carol:
    LOVE< LOVE LOVE every single one of your projects, you did a wonderful job on all of them.

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  4. I love your work Carol, I was wow'ed by the autumn colours then I saw your christmas box and card and thought omg..amazing, thanks for sharing

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  5. I absolutely love your pink card! All your projects are great.

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  6. What a lovely visit to your castle and your projects are awesome. I had a hardtime choosing, but I like the Christmas bag and box the best. Thanks for sharing. jackielwatson2009@hotmail.com

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  7. My favorite was the Christmas card followed by the masculine birthday card.

    Thanks for all your work.

    Jennifer Eby
    jguyeby@verizon.net

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  8. I liked the first card, but then I saw the Christmas bag. They're all great. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win some candy.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  9. They are all great. My favorite is how you used the berries and pine cone branches together for the Christmas card! Love them all. howe1472 at bellsouth dot net

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  10. I found you on the royal tour!! My fave is the last card. Love how the pine boughs surround the sentiment. Am going to have to case it!!

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  11. I love your creations. The Your on my mind card is one of my favorite, but I also like the season greetings card. I really like them all, its just not fair to have to pick one. Thanks for the opportunity to win. My name is Marion Wilkinson and my email address is marionew@comcast.net.

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  12. I love your very last card "Seasons Greetings". But they are all beautiful!

    teri
    tericout at yahoo dot com

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  13. My favorite is You are on my mind with the last card a very close second. Love this set.

    Thanks for sharing these.

    stampnscrap2003@hotmail.com

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  14. Lovely! I love this set. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. My favorite is the first card followed by the Christmas one.

    I did post a comment previously but it doesn't seem to be here. I apologize if you get two. Your work is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    stampnscrap2003@hotmail.com

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  16. I love your thanks card with all the leaves stamped on the outer edges. Great job!

    Diana Soling
    onestopscrapbookshop@yahoo.com

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  17. Loved all your projects, but especially the Christmas card. TFS.
    cmc_marsha@bellsouth.net

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  18. Beautiful projects! I hope you don't mind if I don't pick a favorite! Gorgeous! TFS!

    Jeanne
    jvn89@aol.com

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  19. I really love all of your projects but my favorite is the Christmas card. I love the way you made the pine bough into a medallion around the greeting! So creative.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Inky hugs,
    Janet
    janet@swofford.com

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  20. These are very pretty--I love that set--but did not get it--yet. Great to see you onthe tour. Enjoy it!
    Nola

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  21. Love all your projects, but I think my favorite one is the Season's Greetings Christmas card - clever use of a traditionally Autumn stamp.

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  22. love them all but love the last card with the bough behind the sentiment, neat!!!thanks for sharing and for this opportunity to win, Eileen

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  23. Lovely designs Carol. I was not particularly fond of this set when it first came out, but seeing your creations has inspired me. I especially love the Christmas card with the pine cones.

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  24. I think my favorite was you masculin bday card followed by the Christmas card. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. I really love that last card. Perfect! Great job on all your projects.

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  26. Hi Carol,
    Your projects are lovely, and my very favorite is the last one, Season's Greetings. It is so clean & simple, formal and elegant.
    Carol T. crltggrt@comcast.net

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  27. Carol...WOW! Thank you for showing the versatility of this stamp set...I am not sure I am torn between the Newlywed card and the last Christmas Card. Thank you for being a Princess.
    Marisol Gutierrez
    atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

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  28. This set has been on my wish list and I need to finally just get it! I love all that you did with it. You've shown just how versitile it really is. Love all your projects!

    Cindy Marchant
    lcm1180@gmail.com

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  29. Love your projects....but was really drawn to the first card with the pheasant on it....
    Karen
    scrappybit@msn.com

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  30. What beautiful cards. I have to make a wedding card and am still making Christmas cards and you have given some great ideas!

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  31. All the projects are lovely but I really liked how you used the boughs on the last holiday card. Looks fabulous.

    jschuler2000 at yahoo dot com

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  32. All the projects are wonderful, but I really love the Season's Greetings card!

    kreationsbykristi@comcast.net

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  33. Tough to pick a favorite, but I will say the Thank You card and matching envelope--gorgeous colors.

    lisawhs808 at aol dot com

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  34. Love the Christmas card. I didn't really notice this set before, I do now!

    Mary Rosti
    rosti4@comcast.net

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  35. love them all, but my 2 most favorite are the seasons greetings card and the fall leaves thank you card. great work - thanks for sharing with us

    Christine
    cmc3tek@netscape.net

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  36. they are all great so tough to chose, but like how you made the wreath on last card the best
    krafitnkathy@verizon.net

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  37. These are all beautiful! I have this stamp set and treasure it. THanks for giving me new ideas!

    Sharon

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  38. Gotta tell ya - they're all beautiful. But that last one -pine boughs and cones. WOW!! That is definitely my fave!

    millanclan@bell.net

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  39. I love what you did with this set, but my favorite is the last card. Just beautiful!

    Thank you!
    Sue
    sueastheimer@yahoo.com

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  40. I love this stamp set and love what you've done with it. I especially love your seasons greetings card - very nicely done.
    Thanks
    Amy Phelps
    dhaephelps at gmail dot com

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  41. My fav is the maple leaf card.just a perfect fall feeling

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  42. I really like all your projects. The Christmas card is great...but I do enjoy Autumn, so my favorite project is the Thank you card...Good job.
    bjhrn1@gmail.com

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  43. Beautiful projects. Can't pick a favorite. Thanks for sharing your work!

    Kathy Sable
    Kspringb@sbcglobal.net

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  44. I am not sure I can choose a favorite as they were all really great. But I loved the fall leaves card. It was simple but really caught your eye. JoAnn JodyCooks@hotmail.com

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  45. My favorite was the gift bag and box maybe because I enjoy making them myself. I did enjoy all the projects though.
    Patti Corriere
    just4stampin@earthlink.net

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  46. It is really difficult to say which project I liked the most, they are all so good! I love the phesant - so that card is a favorite, but I love the way you thought outside the box and made the Christmas projects! Thanks for sharing! Sue

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  47. Great projects! Another of my favourite sets. TFS.

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  48. Great variety of uses for this set. I like them all but the favor box and thinking of you card are my favorites. Jenny
    jmniffer at comcast dot net

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  49. I absolutely love your Christmas card!! What talent!! Thank you for sharing with us today on our journey!

    tionyalynn@yahoo.com

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  50. I liked the box and gift bag what a great way to showcase the stamp set.

    Patrice Herrera
    trygod20@verizon.net

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  51. This is one of my fav stamp sets. I really love your Autumn Cards, and the pine cone Christmas card is really beautiful! Great job.
    Deb B
    Stampindebs at aol dot com

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  52. Beautiful projects; I especially love the quail card. Better watch out in hunting season! TFS! (dwaring4199@msn.com)

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  53. I love all of them but mmy favorite is the box with the pine cones on it.Dianne Bell peggydiannebell@yahoo.com

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  54. Hi Carol...
    Love the fancy favor with the pinecones... I just adore that for Christmas...

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  55. I love the Thank You card - the leaves and layering and luscious colors :-) Gorgeous!

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  56. Great job on all, will be casing them. Especially for the guys.
    Seletta
    selettahenry@cox.net

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  57. I love the pinecone bag and mini box! I'm always using my Sizzix, and I'l like to use your idea, thanks for the inspiration!

    Jessica Davis Oboe1012@hotmail.com

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  58. I loved that you showed how this set can be used for more than Autumn I especially liked the xmas box and tag. Lori Watson postal_mom_2000@yahoo.com

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  59. Very cute cards and I love that box!!! I also love your pine cone card, so stinkin' cute. Thank you for offering blog candy, it's always fun to think of winning. rozie.kerry@gmail.com

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  60. My favorite is the Christmas card using the pine bough!! Great job!
    Verna
    vch118@aol.com

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  61. My favorite is the Christmas Card, very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

    Kathy
    kjcummings63@gmail.com

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  62. The projects are great. I especially like the Thank You and Season Greetings.

    Roberta Fieth-Bond
    lovecrafts2007@gmail.com

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  63. I love your Christmas card! :)

    ~Wendy Hawkinson
    stampiepoo@gmail.com
    www.gotrubberwillstamp.blogspot.com

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  64. This is one of my favourite sets, so I love all your projects. I would never have thought to use the wheat sheaves on a wedding card, but yours is just fabulous. My favourite, though, is the Christmas card. I may just have to CASE it for my personal cards this year. Gorgeous!! Doris d dot male at shaw dot ca

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  65. That last card with the pine cones and boughs...simply superb. It is my fave by far!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    millanclan@bell.net

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  66. Oh, I love them all. Great projects. The Season's Greetings card is my favorite. Love the way you stamped around the sentiment panel. TFS
    scrappingnana4(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  67. Carol your projects are stunning and I love that you covered two seasons. My favourite though is the last card......it's simply stunning. Thanks for sharing!

    Penny Hanuszak
    pennyhanuszak@telus.net

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  68. These are all wonderful projects. I love this stamp set. Love how you made the Christmas card. Thanks for sharing!

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  69. I love the pine cones card, your last one. Amazing. I'm going to have to CASE that one!

    April
    apriljackson19@frontier.com

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  70. Love your projects, Carol . . .all are soooo pretty!

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  71. I loved your Thanksgiving card. The pheasant is beautiful and looks so real.

    Donna Thames
    dhthames@bellsouth.net

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  72. You seriously want us to pick a favorite from these cards? No Way, I love them all, lol.

    thanks so much for using this set that I really love and for sharing your projects with us.

    ceashark at aol dot com

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  73. My favorite is the card with the pine cones & boughs. Very rich and clean! Would love to win your castle's treasure.
    bdlakebum at yahoo dot com

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  74. All of your projects are gorgeous.... I love the bright colored leaves, they fit the season perfectly!

    Thank you so much for sharing & the chance to win!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  75. You certainly did this set justice.
    I especially like the last Christmas card.
    Thanks for the chance of winning your treasure.
    Theresa in Kitimat
    tfredric@citywest.ca

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  76. The Christmas card is gorgeous! I so want to copy this for my Christmas card! It reminds me of a vintage card! Great job!
    Megan Callahan
    meganm1979@yahoo.com

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  77. I love all the projects, and this is one of my personal favorite sets! The wedding card is unique though, I hadn't seen that idea. Thanks!
    michelle mccarthy
    shellrm@hotmail.com

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  78. Great cards and projects. My favorite is the first card in the post. Such nice detail and use of this set - I may just have to get it after all. Thanks for showing me so much you can do with it.

    Kathy Thisted
    kthisted@comcast.net

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  79. I loved them all, but my favorite was the last one - the Christmas card. Very pretty! TFS!

    Cynthia Ferenz
    Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers
    stampindragon@verizon.net

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  80. At first I thought I loved the bag and box set the most, but then I saw the Seasons Greeting Card and that is definitely the best! I must buy that Autumn Days set for myself. I've had it on my list for a long time. gsrmmeyers@att.net

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  81. Lovely projects Carol! I thought the second one was my favorite... and then I saw the next, and the next.. the last one is my favorite (I think LOL)
    Hugs,
    Sharon Field - RBT HQ Crumb Cake Castle

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  82. B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L and sooo ELEGANT! Thanks,Carol for sharing this beauties with us!!

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  83. I love the Fancy Favor box & Bitty Box. Love 3-D projects! Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  84. Love the Fancy Favor Box & Bitty Box projects! I love 3-D projects, thank you for sharing. iebyrne@yahoo.com (forgot to leave email)

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  85. Carol, I love your projects! It is truly amazing what you did with that stamp set! Thanks for sharing,
    Lorita

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  86. I love the Christmas card with the pine boughs and berries. AWESOME

    bryan at fidnet dot com

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  87. Really liked the thank you note but a close second is the "you're on my mind".

    Jodi

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  88. I love your cards and pinecone projects. I might have to make a few myself.

    Eva
    mcguiree224@gmail.com

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  89. The bottom card - has that look of old-fashioned holiday cards. Yum!

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  90. love the thank you card... simply but so colorful that is a great idea for a quick card and looks great that you added the leaves on the envi...

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  91. Love all the projects but I think my favorite are the bag and box. I always like 3 d projects.
    Thanks for your invitation and it was nice to visit.
    Blessings,
    Gale
    gale.sewell@indwes.edu

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  92. Great job on all. I think my favorite one is the gift bag and box. (rainbowdar@aol.com)

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  93. I like the Season's Greetings card with pine cones the best, but they are all very nice.

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  94. I liked the first card with the pheasant on it. I was surprised at the versitility of this set.

    Valerie
    vanglesey@silverstar.com

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  95. I loved the first card with the pheasant on it. I am very surprised at the versitility of this stamp set.
    Valerie
    vanglesey@silverstar.com

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  96. I loved all of them,but my fav is the Christmas card using the pine bough.

    Susan

    lavenderangel@centurytel.net

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  97. I really love them all but my favorite is You're on My Mind...I love the colors and the scene you set with the stamps. Beautiful!
    Mary
    magrosso60@yahoo.com

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  98. I really liked your gift box!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Lynn B.
    mtdsl@aol.com

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  99. Stunning, each and every one. Thank you for sharing your love of stamping with me. Cathleen McSorley - cmcsor9101@aol.com

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  100. Your Christmas card is absolutely precious! I have this set and am going to try this -- very creative and extremely pretty!

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  101. Love all of the great ideas you used with this set. Thanks for sharing. I look forward in coming back to you page to see more.
    Allison Warrell
    allieqdub@gmail.com

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  102. one of my favorite stamp sets and you did an amazing job with it, I love the wreath christmas card, very imaginative

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  103. Love that pink and green - so striking.

    mmlmn@polarcomm.com

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  104. OMGosh, My fav. one was the Seasons Greeting card at the end. I love this set and I love the pinecone stamp and you have given me a beautiful card to make. Thanks
    Joyce
    stampahaulic@comcast.net

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  105. Everyone of your projects is super but my most favorite is the bag & box. So stinking cute.
    TFS,
    Barb S (FL)
    stamper0910@yahoo.com

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  106. Love all of the projects and picking a favorite isn't easy but I am currently looking for 3D things so I'm going to say the bag & box for today! Thanks for sharing.. Linda PlinysWife@aol.com

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  107. Of all the beautiful cards and gifts you created, I love the Season'sj Greetings card with the pine cones. I think it's a wonderful card to send to anyone this HOliday Season. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!!

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  108. From Fall to Winter in one switch of an ink pad. Love the transition. Thanks for being a part of my Kingdom.

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  109. Really nice projects. Love the pheasant card, it is absolutely gorgeous.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    Brenda Hugar, brendah1951@gmail.com

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  110. Wow! Terrific projects with a range of uses. Thanks for showing so many and varied samples. Picking a fav is pretty hard to do. The Box projects are special as are they all but I think your last card was the one that plucked my heart. So very elegant.

    Jean Fitch
    jlfstudio at live dot com

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  111. Fabulous projects...love them all! Great way to showcase the versatility of a stamp set!!!

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  112. I LOVE the last project! It is amazing! Thanks for sharing.

    Martha Haddock
    stampinmartha at hotmail.com

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  113. I like the Season Greetings card with the pine cones the best, though all your projects were lovely. Thank you for sharing.

    Kelli C
    kelsie8331@comcast.net

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  114. Hi,

    My favorite is the Thanks card because I love the colors of the fall leaves.

    Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!

    Susan
    carlson_susan at hotmail dot com

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  115. All of your projects are lovely. You truly showed the versatility of this set ... my favorite is your first card. Such joyful colors and nice to see the pheasant used. Thank you for sharing your artwork.

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  116. Carol:

    I love all your projects but the ones with the pine cones are my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

    Betty K
    angels@gci.net

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  117. Loved your projects! The pine bough card is definitely my favorite!! Thanks for sharing.

    Peggy Powers
    Ppowers13@cox.net

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  118. You know, I am amazed at the variety of designs you shared using this set. I have it, but have struggled with finding ways to use it. Not anymore! Your designs are wonderful!I'll be casing them for sure!
    Thank you for sharing the Sisterhood of the Princesses!

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  119. Every one of your projects is fantastic, but my absolute favorite is the wedding card! I did not know the meaning behind the wheat, but now that I do I'll be pulling this set out more often to make wedding cards. Anyway, I love the colors of this card as well as the use of texture and dimension. Great job!
    Smiles,
    Joyce Spear
    stamperjoyce at gmail dot com

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  120. Carol~

    It's way to hard to choose just 1 of your projects as a favorite because you did a splendid job on all of them! I loved the way you carried the maple leafs onto the envelope on your Thank You Card... and your gift box is adorable!!

    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win some Blog Candy! This is my very 1st Blog Tour ever!!!


    Christi
    Christi8680@yahoo.com

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  121. I like the Season's Greeting card the best, it is simple but beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Debbie Peterson
    debbielyn23@comcast.net

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  122. I loved your Christmas card. Beautiful!

    Aloha, Sheryl lapalika@aol.com

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  123. I love the pine cones - thanks for sharing.

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  124. Carol, you are not a princess...you are an artist. I love all the cards. They are totally beautiful. Hugs and blessings, Martha Lucia Gomez
    malugomez0@gmail.com
    http://stampartpapel.blogspot.com

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  125. I actually like the very last card with evergreen boughs and pine cones. Thanks for the tour!
    Connie F. cmfouts431@sbcglobal.net

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  126. My favorite one is the colorful "you were on my mind" and the envelope to match. Lovely!!!
    Barbara Carr
    Carr777@msn.com

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  127. Oh, very, very nice! My favorite is the Season's Greetings evergreens with pine cones card. TFS!

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  128. Carol: Beautiful projects. I love the wedding card. Thanks for being on the tour.

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