Saturday, October 29, 2011

Paper Players Fall Blog Hop

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Happy Saturday everyone!  If you have been to the Paper Players Blog, you will know we are having a blog hop!  Everyone on the hop is celebrating a fall project on their blog and some of us have blog candy to share! So be sure to check out each blog.The list is at the end of the post. 

For my card, I went to my trusty fall favorite set: Day of Gratitude. I know, I tend to use this set a LOT this time of year but I really like the amount of ink it holds for those clean and bold images. Pair it up with some Spice Cake DSP and it's a "Fall-tastic" duo! 
I kept my layout pretty clean to let the colors and textures take the stage. Lately, I seem to be fixated on polka dots, so they made their way onto this card with the ribbon and the embossing folder. 
 Here is a quick shot of the inside of the card: 

***WAIT, did somebody say BLOG CANDY??***
In honor of the Paper Players Fall Hop I have some goods to give away. I will ship anywhere on the planet, too...so no matter where you live, you are eligible. 

Included in my "goods" will be: 

  • a "Hi & Hello" wood mount stamp set (ret.)
  • a full roll of Alpine felt ribbon (ret.)
  • Candy Lane DSP (cut into 6x6 squares)
  • a handmade card...or two, from my stash
  • other crafty treats to fill the box up...some may be SU!, some may not be...but I am committed to filling all the space in the shipping box with treats! 

(although there are a few readers who would like me to send a Maine Coon cat or a Schnauzer...unfortunately, they are NOT up for grabs this round. But their behavior is on a slippery slope, you might have a crack at them really soon! Stay tuned!)

****So HOW DO YOU WIN?*** 
Simple...just leave me a happy comment. If you want a bonus entry, then all you have to do is hop on over to ALL of the blogs on the hop and leave them a comment. Stop back here and let me know that you did, and you will get another entry. You have until November 5th to register for the give-away! I will be doing a random drawing for a winner that day. Of course, if you would like to become a follower, that would be awesome and would make my day....but it's NOT required to win! :) 



Here is the Blog Hop list (in order)...click the names to hop on over to see what everyone has created for the fall season: 

Anne Marie Hile (you are here)

This week at the Paper Players the lovely Ann is hosting our challenge:
We sure hope you will join us and play along. Please click HERE to visit Cindy's Blog.  She's next on the list of fall hip-hoppers. ;)

Thanks for stopping by!



Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Day of Gratitude
Paper: Spice Cake DSP, More Mustard, Pool Party, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Pool Party, Early Espresso and More /mustard Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories: 1- 1/4" Square punch, 1- 3/8" Square punch, Small oval punch (ret.), Large Oval punch, Scallop Trim Border punch, Chocolate Chip 12" Scallop Dots ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Rich Regals Botton Assortment, Natural Hemp Twine, Basic Pearls and Stampin' Dimensionals

135 comments:

  1. Hello Anne-Marie. How gorgeous is this. I love the design, your background, those stunning leaves. It is just full of wonderful class. Fabulous creation. Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xxx

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  2. Beautiful card. Love that dsp and the layout of the card.

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  3. Gorgeous combination of colours! Can't wait to get the DSP here in Australia. Cheers :)

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  4. You can't go wrong with Spice Cake and Day of Gratitude! Love your beautiful card. That leaf stamped in Pool Party is one of my favorite things ever and I have a few of them on my projects too. I'm glad you aren't getting away my kitties. :) They have to stay put until January.

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  5. This is a very beautiful card with the leaves as the focal point. Thanks

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  6. Geez these go toghether so wonderfully!! I love the clean images and that Pool Party colour is fab! Beautiful card! Thinking I'm going to have to break down.....8-)

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  7. I love everything about this card. Thanks for a chance to win blog candy!!

    Jennifer

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  8. Hi Anne Marie. I love you card!! I don't have that set yet but I have seen so many great cards made from this set that I may have to get it soon. I also love that it's a very clean card. I don't have much bling in my stash so I always admire wonderful designers like yourself who can inspire with mainly stamps and ink. Truly gorgeous!!

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  9. I love the pearls on the leaves and the button on the bow!

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  10. Another chance for blog candy. Yippee.

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  11. Hi Anne Marie. I just wanted to let you know that I stopped by all of the blogs on the blog hop and left comments for everyone. I'm shamelessly requesting an extra entry and hope this is how to do it. I never win anything so any extra chances I can get I will take. :D

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  12. This is a great design team, everyone has such beautiful designs to show!! I left everyone a comment :)

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  13. I like the layout and the inside of the card is nicely finished - a great touch on any card! TFS!

    Sue-Lynn in PA
    suelynn99pa @ gmail . com

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  14. Woohoo! This is beautiful! What a great layout with gorgeous colors and great images!

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  15. Beautiful Fall card. Great colors and stamp set.

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  16. Hi Anne Marie, those spice cake dsp looks so rich and very Fall. Now I am wishing I have the dsp to play with it. Trying to see if I can use last year's similar dsp to make one similar to this. You guys rock over at the Paper Players!!!

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  17. Anne Marie, your card is gorgeous! I love Spice Cake DSP, and it is perfect with the fall leaves.

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  18. Your card is adorable! I always love the Spice Cake DSP, I'm having a hard time not to order this one... And you made it even more difficult!! Love the idea of putting some pearls here and there, they finish up your card! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Lovely card. The new Spice Cake DSP and the colors are my favorites. TFS

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  20. I love the simplicity of this card - but oh my goodness it makes a bold statement.

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  21. The more I see the Day of Gratitude stamp set, t more I love it and have got to order it. Your color combination and background choice are awesome. Thank you for sharing your project.

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  22. Stunning card Anne Marie. Love all the different elements you used.

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  23. Anne Marie,
    Such a lovely card! The embellishments are just enough without being a distraction from the focal point. Love the stamp set and the papers, both of which I have and love.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  24. beautiful! love the warm colors with a pop of blue, and those sweet leaves.

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  25. Hrllo!

    Wonderful card - perfect for this season! The colors are so pretty!

    Wishing you a great weekend!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  26. I love the Pool Party leaves. It brings an unexpected zing to your beautiful card.

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  27. Great card. I like the combo. of Days of Gratitute and Spice Cake DSP. They go together so well.

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  28. Hello again!

    The blog hop was wonderful - so much talent - so many inspirations!

    Have a happy day!

    Barbara Diane

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  29. This is the most impressive card I've seen using this paper and stamp set. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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  30. I just finished hopping around, thanks for a second chance :)

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  31. I found my way here from Anne S. Your card is beautiful and your blog has amazing artwork. I just love both the dsp and the gratitude stamp set. I think they were made for each other.

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  32. Beautiful card. Love the colors !

    Have a great day!

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  33. What a pretty Fall card! Your color choice is outstanding! Thanks for the opportunity for blog candy! :)

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  34. Fabulous Fall-tastic card AM! I love your choice of stamp set and the colors are my absolute favorite! The sentiment in the middle is such an awesome idea and I adore the inside too!! Yay, for you great job with the hop!!

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  35. I am back from all the hopping. What wonderful ideas! Love them all.
    Thanks,

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  36. I love the fall card Anne Marie!

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  37. Ann Marie just getting started on the HOP and WOW. Love what I'm seeing. These fall cards are gorgeous and love the colors and textures. So warm and cozy feeling.
    Thanks for the chance at some blog candy too. Whoo hoo. Hugs.

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  38. This card is just my style! I love the colors, really an outstanding card creation! Thanks for the chance of winning blog candy!
    boogirl50@msn.com

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  39. You have inspired me to get out my Days of Gratitude set. Gorgeous card. I feel a CASE coming on. Love the blog candy; thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. So pretty Anne Marie! This stamp set works so perfectly with this DSP. Who doesn't love these colors??? Just gorgeous.

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  41. Beautiful card!!! I love polka dots, too! Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy!!!

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  42. I love the clean and bold of this card. You do a great job of putting the card together. That DSP is really great

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  43. Beautiful card. I love the Day of Gratitude Set with Spice Cake.

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  44. Beautiful Fall card. TFS
    Susan B.

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  45. Extremely elegant card. And thank you for the Blog Candy...

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  46. You ladies are amazing! I am going to go through the list a second time! Thanks for sharing such inspiring projects!

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  47. Hello again! I just finished hopping to all the other blogs listed on the hop and left a comment on each one. Thanks for the second chance to win your blog candy!!!

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  48. Hi, I have enjoyed hopping to all the sites and so many beautiful ideas. Thanks. (KittyKitty366@aol.com)

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  49. Your card is beautiful! Love the composition!

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  50. Spice Cake is so pretty and you have showed it off beautifully! Love the leaves....the ribbon....the scallops...wonderful details!

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  51. Back for the second time. What a fun time hopping around. So many beautiful cards and decor items. Thanks for the second chance to win.

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  52. Anne Marie, what a beautiful card! Spice Cake is my new favorite DSP. Love the use of it on this card!!

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  53. What a nice card! The dsp is busy enough that I love that you kept the rest of the card more clean.

    cathyaust@hotmail.com

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  54. I love the layout, and I LOVE the stamp set. And I think that Tomas probably speaks to Levi the wonder kitty when it comes to brads and buttons. There's nothing he likes more than to play with the button that I'm trying to put on a card!! :)

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  55. Fantastic Autumn card, Anne Marie. Love the CAS look and the touch of 'aqua'!

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  56. I just made my way through the entire hop. I saw wonderful examples of great creative for fall. Thanks everyone for sharing your talents.

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  57. Round 2...or in Halloween terms, I'm BAAAAAACCCCKK! after visiting all of the PP design team blogs!

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  58. I'm back! WOW what a fantastic blog hop. So much inspiration. Thanks.

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  59. Very pretty fall card! I love that you decorate the inside as well! Thanks for the chance for some fun blog candy too

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  60. Love the colors and the DSP combo! The FALL season is always a pretty, happy season! Thank you for sharing your talent and the chance to win candy!

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  61. Wow, Anne Marie - I love the texture on this card and that bow is just to die for! I am totally fixated on polka dots myself as well. The pearls in the opposite corners are a beautiful way to finish the card. Here's hoping you are having a great weekend and Emmitt is warming up! Lexi had to break out her fleece earlier since she gets cold when the mercury hits 45 as well. Although we have the dreaded S-N-O-W now - she's begging me to take her out all the time so she can play in it. Oy!

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  62. Love your card! Thanks for sharing it and offering Blog Candy--I love candy of all kinds!
    Linda
    lucindagarpitt@gmail.com

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  63. Fabulous fall LO! Love the colors and paper. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  64. Stopping back to let you know I enjoyed ALL of the Paper Players beautiful Blog Hop posts and commented as such! All of the projects and cards were lovely

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  65. Your color and the word candy made me think of butterscotch candies. Yum. Love your colors and the leaves.

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  66. Anne Marie, Love the colors you used for your fall card. Very pretty.

    I hopped and commented on ALL the blogs for another chance to win.
    Thanks.

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  67. What a beauty Anne Marie, love the little scalloped edge snuck under the ribbon!

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  68. Fall is such a wonderful time. Love your card. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win a fun blog candy!

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  69. Anne Marie, you have done it again! You have created such a wonderful Fall Thank you card- love all of the texture, images and of course, the polka dots! Thanks again for sharing :-)

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  70. Beautiful, Anne Marie! I love they layout and colours you have used on this card.

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  71. I just finished hopping. It was so much fun seeing everyone's fantastic fall creations :)

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  72. Another gorgeous leaf card, the colors are so pretty, great job!

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  73. Love your card! Those pearls are a perfect addition. Love your paper. :)

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  74. I love your creations. They are beautiful and clever.

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  75. I love the colors and the paper. Thanks for sharing
    Sally S

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  76. Anne, I hopped to every site, and made comments on all sites; which was not hard to do as all the players had wonderful artwork and ideas to share. Thank you again for sharing your talent and blog candy!

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  77. Oh my, a super clean creation, design and layout ... love the layers and I really love the pop of pool party beneath the ribbon, what a lovely surprise element.
    Thanks for sharing ...

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  78. beautiful card! love the dsp! and the dog, and the cats...

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  79. I love your cards! They are so beautiful! Thanks for the awesome chance to win blog candy! Hope I win! It would be like an early birthday gift! Hee hee!

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  80. Beautiful card! I love it. Keep up the good work!

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  81. This is just gorgeous! Love the layout and that beautiful Spice Cake DSP is the perfect background! Love the pearls and polka dots too! I am CASEing this for sure! Thanks too for the opportunity to win some fabulous blog candy!

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  82. Beautiful Card as always.. Really like the lay out and the DSP. Thanks for the Give away as well..

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  83. I'm with you, Anne Marie, that Day of Gratitude is a trusty fall favorite. Thanks for the great layout using that set, and the DSP is just perfect. WOW ~ you've got some awesome blog candy up your sleeve!

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  84. Debbie G
    Beautiful card using my new favorite DP. Great giveaway !!! Thank you for a chance to win.
    debbieanng@yahoo.com

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  85. So beautiful, Anne Marie! Very balanced and the colours are delumptious. I am excited that we are finally getting our hands on that DSP in December! (next mini) Wish we were getting this stamp set, too! Hugs xx

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  86. Debbie G
    The Blog Hop was great !!! I loved all the projects and ideas. Thanks for another chance to win.
    debbieanng at yahoo dot com

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  87. I just love the Pool Party leaves! They look like we should really have blue leaves in the fall.

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  88. A wonderful fall card, Anne Marie. I like the colors and the DP looks great. Thanks for offering this nice blog candy !

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  89. Your card is beautiful and really makes me want to get my spice paper out and start playing with it -- but its 1:30 a.m. and I cannot start having fun now or I'll be up all night!

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  90. Hey Anne - loved the fall blog hop and came away very inspired (all I need now is spice cake DSP!), have left comments for everyone and would love the chance at blog candy. Thanks Narelle

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  91. Beautiful designed card
    ColleenB.

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  92. I love these colors and the cards from all of you girls....And would love to win the blog candy.

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  93. This card is fabulous ~ I love this sketch...can't wait to get inking in my studio ~ thanks for the inspiration :-)

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  94. Gorgeous card, Anne! I really NEED to put this set farther up on my wish list.

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  95. Fabulous! It makes me think of a warm and cozy quilt and I love the colours! I may also finally break and purchase the Day of Gratitude set. I've seen it used on a few gorgeous cards now and I think yours has been the final push I need to get shopping!

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  96. What a beautiful card! I love all your attention to detail, even inside the card!

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  97. Love your cards and it's so nice that you allow anyone to enter your contest for blog candy! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Violet
    www.craftyviolet.blogspot.com

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  98. Anne, your card is absolutely lovely! Happy to be a new follower from the PP Fall Hop!
    :O)
    Jessica

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  99. All the cards etc. are just gorgeous. Glad I don't have to pick just one of them. I love your card it's very much a fall card. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.

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  100. What a pretty card! Love the colors.

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  101. Hello again Anne! I just finished the Blog Hop and everyone had wonderful projects to share. Glad I was able to partake in the events! Happy to be a follower!
    :O)
    Jessica
    http://jessicascraftshaque blogspot com

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  102. Just went through the whole blog hop. Such fun projects!

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  103. Hi! What a beautiful card. First time I visited your site and your work is beautiful and creative. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome blog candy!

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  104. Anne Marie, forgot to come back last night to let you know I finished the blog hop and it was awesome!

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  105. Love the stamp set and the paper - beautiful job putting them together!

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  106. Such a beautiful card. I've often thought that maybe I need that set!

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  107. Your card is so pretty and this is my favorite DSP that SU is featuring right now --Great blog candy too.

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  108. Beautiful color combination!
    Love it!
    thanks for offering blog candy
    boogirl50@msn.com

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  109. Anne Marie, You amaze me every single week with your creations. This is just so beautiful and chock full of amazing details. I love how you combined Spice Cake ( yummy) with the Day of gratitude set. I may have to finally get this one. The pearls really make my eye run all over the card. Fabulousness:)

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  110. Gorgeous card, love the layout. Thanks for the chance to win. Carol x

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  111. DIBS ON THE SCHNAUZER!!!!

    Very classic Fall card Anne Marie ... and meticulously finished, as I have come to expect from you. You know just what and how to add, to create the perfect project.

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  112. Went thru all the blogs - enjoyed so much seeing all the cards and projects. Thanks!
    Beth
    bethbeaty at gmail dot com

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  113. Wow, never been to your blog before, but it's gorgeooous! You're very creative! Thanks for the chance at sweet blog candy too!

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  114. Super beautiful card and sorry I can't take the cat -- I'm allergic!

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  115. This is a gorgeous card, Anne Marie! I love the way you used the leaves, all pointing out from the center like that :) and the soft blue with the brown really knocks my socks off! Wow! I would love to enter your blog candy, but maybe instead I will send YOU a Maine Coon & a pomeranian? Hmmmm? ;) great sketch last week at the Paper Players, I think even though it's over, I will use it anyway! :) YOU have a great week & thanks for the sweet comment! **hugs** :)

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  116. Went around the block and checked out all the other paper player blogs!! Bunch of talented gals!! Thanks again for chance at blog candy!

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  117. Beautiful, Anne Marie! Your work is always fabulous! Such a classic layout that really emphasizes the DSP! The button, bow and pearls are perfect touches!

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  118. I enjoyed going to all the blog hops on the list. Thanks for a second chance to win blog candy. It is fun to hop to each page to see how many different things that can be created with cards and projects! Great ideas.

    Jennifer

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  119. Thanks for the blog goodies and great projects!
    Stampcz@frontier.com

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  120. Anne Marie, you've outdone yourself on this one, and that's saying ALOT! The details are awesome. I especially love all the little places you used the pearls and the pool party scallop trim. Incredibly beautiful and meant to be CASE'd, by ME!

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  121. Hi Anne Marie! Such a pretty card! Love the leaves and design layout. Very fresh and fun. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win today.
    Kelly

    kelly_wentling@yahoo.com

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  122. Hi Anne Marie! This is my second entry as I have made the entire fall parade and commented on each person's blog. What a fun parade this was. Autumn is my favorite season and you have all inspired me! Kelly

    kelly_wentling@yahoo.com

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  123. As always...love your blog and your creations. You have such talent and everything you make is gorgeous!!

    Christy
    triathletecece@yahoo.com

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  124. I also hopped over to everyone's blog! Great blog hop with wonderful projects!!

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  125. This is so gorgeous, Anne, inside and out! I'm sorry I missed the blog hop - but I can go back and still check things out. I love how you placed the little pearls on your leaves. And there's so much dimension to your card - it's fabulous.

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  126. What fun hopping through all of the other blogs! Love all of the creative ideas!

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  127. Your card is really cute. You are so darn creative!

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  128. Great hop--loved all the Fall inspiration.

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  129. This really is a 'falltastic' card! Absolutely beautiful and I'm loving those little pearls on the leaves! This card has such wonderful balance too! Had to LOL at you getting rid of your fur babies! You sure talk a mean game, but we all know you wouldn't trade them for the world!! Fabulous candy BTW!!

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  130. Yes, I commented on all the blogs the other day. Read most of them daily even when no "candy". Love fall. Made 2 cards today!

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  131. I love your color choices...that is the reason I decided to join your blog. Clean and simple yet so elegant. COlors choices are so nice. Do you use the color coach? I'm interested in learning about that.
    I did go to all blogs.

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  132. The ribbon with the punched border and pearls is so very pretty. You've inspired me to get this set out.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment!
Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie