Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Echo Park Blog Hop

Welcome to the Echo Park Paper and Artfull Crafts Design Team Blog Hop! I design for Artfull Crafts in New Zealand and I hope you'll enjoy my Graceful Card selection.



Be sure to follow the blog hop list below as you hop from one blog to the next and read carefully below as there are a few ways you can win some fabulous prizes. Return to the Echo Park Paper blog at any time for the next blogger on the list in case you get lost or confused!

Ways to win an Echo Park Collection Kit

  1. ONE winner will be selected from EACH blog to receive an Echo Park Paper collection kit of their choosing. To win for the kit, comments will be due by midnight EST, Sunday, March 25 to qualify. The winner will be announced on each blog Monday, March 26 so be sure to check back to see if you've won.
  2. TWO additional winners will be chosen to receive an Echo Park Collection kit from Artfull Crafts. To win this you must become a follower of each Artfull Crafts DT member and leave a comment on each of their blogs


Here is the hop list!
Echo Park Paper:
http://www.echoparkpaper.typepad.com/
Leslie Ashe: http://leslieashe.blogspot.com/
Sandy Ang: http://angsandy.blogspot.com/
Linda Auclair: http://elendae.wordpress.com/
Betsy Clark: http://bestofbetsys.blogspot.com/ === YOU ARE HERE
Nancy Damiano: http://www.thepaperorchard.blogspot.com/
Lowri McNabb: http://papervinenz.blogspot.com/
Amy Heller: http://www.amyheller.typepad.com/
Lisa Skinner: http://mypassiontoscrap.blogspot.com/
Christine Bonifacio: http://christinebcreates.blogspot.com/
Tamara Tripodi: http://happylifecraftywife.com/
Louise Forsyth: http://punknscrap2.blogspot.com/
Wendy Anderson: http://www.wendysueanderson.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Gallacher: http://jengallacher.blogspot.com/
Artfull Crafts: http://artfullcrafts.blogspot.com/

 

Betsy's Cards
I am so excited to be sharing four cards, made with the fabulous Echo Park, Graceful collection. These are so quick and easy to put together, as there is a wonderful range of chipboard and stickers. Here at Artfull Crafts we are going to create packs so YOU can make these cards too! Keep your eye on the blog and Facebook for when they are available.



Here I've made a banner with the layered chipboard stickers and some twine. I love that stuff! Spellbinders Labels Eight is a favourite of mine for card backgrounds.




Well, it's never a card without a Martha Stewart punch, some pretty papers and organza ribbon! The quality of the chipboard is excellent - so I've made good use of the packet!




Graceful papers look fabulous made up into little rosettes using the Tim Holtz dies. I also love to use my sewing machine to pleat ribbons and make a patchwork effect on the lovely papers.


This is called "Mish Mash!" Old ladies like me should be playing Bingo - but here I am making cards instead!! I hope you've enjoyed my selection.

The next blog to visit on the list is
Nancy and don’t forget to leave a comment and become a follower to win some fabulous giveaways.

343 comments:

  1. Just lovely! Love cards and wish I had more time to make them :) My favorite one is the rosettes. Thanks!

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  2. What pretty cards! GReat work!

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  3. So cute!! Love this collection and you did a great job using it. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  4. I love your cards! So pretty and elegant looking! Thanks so much for sharing them!

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  5. Wonderful cards - thanks for sharing.

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  6. Gorgeous cards. Love the fabulous paper and the gorgeous designs.

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  7. These cards are great. I especially love Mish Mash.

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  8. The cards are really amazing! Good to see I am not the only one addicted to Martha border punches! :)

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  9. Wow you made some gorgeous cards. I love the papers and the MS punch is so cute.

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  10. Love your cards !!!
    Thanks

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  11. Great cards! Love the one with the rosettes!

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  12. WHat a Sweet Cards!!! In ove with the last one.

    Greetings and good vibes!!!

    http://itzel-principiantescrap.blogspot.mx/

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  13. beautiful cards...great designs...thanks for sharing..

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  14. Lovely cards! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. Love all your cards and your blog!

    I'm your newest follower.

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  16. What a great little group of cards! Good work!

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  17. lovely cards, so awesome you will be making little kits of them. i am a follower!

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  18. Love those cards! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  19. What beautiful cards! I'd never heard of Artfull Crafts, but am now a follower. :)

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  20. I'm just loving these papers! They create such gorgeous cards/layouts and yours are no exception. Lovely work.

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  21. Love the cards, especially the patchwork like one.

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  22. WOW! Gorgeous cards! I love the colors and the way you used the elements! Thank you so much for the inspiration :-) x

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  23. Pretty cards, love all the dimension! I am a follower!

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  24. I love all the pretty colours on your cards! Very girly and spring-y, too! :)
    Cheers,
    Jenny (Wifey Cookie)
    cookieadventures.blogspot.com

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  25. Wonderful cards. Love, love, love banner cards. And the rosettes too.

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  26. Betsy, your layers are so well done! One glance at these cards doesn't do them justice! Beautiful work!

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  27. Awesome design...inspiring! Thank you for the great ideas!

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  28. Awesome card designs. TFS.

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  29. The cards are so pretty! Love them :)

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  30. beautiful cards with great layering!

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  31. I like the mom card with the paper flowers! Great for Mother's Day coming up!

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  32. So pretty cards! The organza lace is so cute and the mish mash card is my fav!

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  33. Love these cards! They are really cute! Love the colors!

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  34. Your cards are awesome!!! I love them!

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  35. What beautiful cards......sure to brighten up anyone's day!!! BTW, I love my Tim Holtz dies!!

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  36. I loved all of your cards. Such a beautiful collection!

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  37. Lovely cards! i really do love this girl collection.

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  38. I am going to use more banners and rosettes on my cards. Like the dimension it gives.

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  39. every card is a masterpiece!
    and your papers and embellishments are so so pretty! 

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  40. Wow, beautiful..love the colors, I would love to receive one of these cards! Thank you!

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  41. Great cards! Love all the new ep product!

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  42. wow your cards are gorgeous! I love all of them...TFS!!

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  43. Love all the colors and patterns on these beautiful cards!! Would love to win.

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  44. Beautiful cards as always Besty!Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Beautiful cards Betsy, wow.
    Hugs Astrid

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  46. These cards are lovely! My favorite is the "mish mash" one - so much fun layering!

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  47. I like the papers you chose. VERY pretty.

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  48. I'm now following your blog.

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  49. Betsy, your cards are just gorgeous! Full of yumminess. I am now a follower and waving from one kiwi to another. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  50. Wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Love the cards, thanks for sharing!

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  52. I am now a stalker....I mean follower. LOL

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  53. I'm following your blog---New Zealand, nice.

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  54. Hi Betsy! Love your cards especially your 'Mish Mash' one! Christine

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  55. I like how you used strips of paper. Nice.

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  56. Your cards are wonderful!

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  57. Beautiful as always Betsy - you have really made this collection shine! Awesome work - Lowri :-)

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  58. Wow, all of your cards are just gorgeous!

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  59. Amazing cards Betsy, you are the best :-) thank you for the inspiration. Cheers Denise

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  60. Beautiful cards as always Betsy. Love your work.

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  61. Great cards!! Thanx for the inspiration.

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  62. Your cards are beautiful! Simply stunning!!

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  63. oh my! you made so many projects. Absolutely beautiful each on of them.
    I really love your projects as I browse to each of your post and I love to follow you.

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  64. I just love your project!very creative with the collection! thank you for sharing this with us!!!

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  65. Fantastic cards Besty, you made a wonderful job with them! xox

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  66. Your cards are gorgeous and very inspiring

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  67. Very pretty cards! I love them all.

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  68. Great cards! I love the rosette card the best.

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  69. such a lovely collection to use!

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  70. Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  71. Super cute cards! Love all of the cards!

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  72. Betsy if old girls like you should be playing bingo then I should be sitting next to you. (No way girl) Your cards are to pretty. I love making cards at my age. Never to old. Really love the mish mash card.

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  73. Betsy your work is amazing, love the cards!

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  74. Love Echo Park Paper Co and how you used it to make such beautiful cards!

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  75. Love your cards. This is an amazing collection of paper!!

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  76. Beautiful cards. I love them all. Alice G

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  77. Wonderful cards! Love that you only used one collection but that the cards all have a different look!

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  78. These are beautiful cards! I love all the detail you put into these!

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  79. Wow! These cards rock! I like them all!!

    smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

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  80. just love your cards. thanks for the inspiration

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  81. Love these cards!!! Thanks so much for sharing & for the chance to win!! :-)

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  82. Gorgeous work and designs on your cards, I love the bright colors in the papers you used, thanks for sharing them with us.

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  83. Wowzer!! You guys are giving me inspiration overload. lol Love these creations. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  84. your cards are really beautiful!!!
    thanks for the inspiration!!!!

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  85. Beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing them all.

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  86. I love your "mom" card, very pretty!

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  87. Wow gorgeous cards. Thanks

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  88. fabulous cards, especially the final one!!!

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  89. Old ladies should be filling the world with beautiful cards not filling up BINGO cards! TFS!

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  90. Gorgeous cards! Love your use of twine and ribbon accents. With your talent, I don't think "playing Bingo" is all you should be doing. ;)
    TFS!

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  91. Forget BINGO! You are amazing with these cards!!!

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  92. fun cards, go for the bingo! thanks

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  93. I love all four cards. Really lovely. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  94. Beautiful cards!

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  95. These are fabulous cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  96. So gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  97. Oh my--lovely selection of cards!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  98. Being a card maker, I find your designs fresh and inspring. The apers can be busy but you have a good eye for balance and contrast.

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  99. Thank you for sharing SUCH BEAUTIFUL cards! they are stunning :)

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  100. Love these cards! These chipboard elements that go with the line are so pretty!

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  101. I think your cards are amazing Betsy. Thanks for the inspiration. I've followed you now too.

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  102. Thank you for sharing this lovely collection of cards - they are awesome!
    Started following... Thanks again,
    Hila

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  103. Love your beautiful cards! Thanks for the chance.

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  104. Cute cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  105. Wow - fantastic cards! they make me want to run down to my studio and make some cards

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  106. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  107. These cards are all so beautiful! I am loving all the pink! :)

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  108. The rosette one is perfect! Love the sewn strips background. A great way to show off all this beautiful paper.

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  109. Old ladies like you?? What is that supposed to mean - Ladies like you, with talent like yours should be doing exactly what you're doing - at any age. Love your cards!!

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  110. Love these cards- you truly perform magic with the papers

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  111. Great cards! Thanks for the chance to win great products :-)

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  112. Love your cards..they are beautiful! Thanks for being a part of this great giveaway!!

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  113. Your cards are gorgeous Betsy!

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  114. Such fantastic cards! Love them all! Those papers are just so awesome!

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  115. Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  116. These cards are fabulous!!!

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  117. Beautiful bright cards and Great use of the pps and stickers.

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  118. What lovely feminine cards! Love the embellishing you have done

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  119. Morgan Southgate20 March 2012 at 17:16

    Awesome cards Betsy! Love seeing your work when I go into Artful Crafts, so much talent from New Zealand!

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  120. Your cards are beautiful ... such a nice assortment!

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  121. Your cards are great, Betsy. Love all of them.

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  122. Love these cards -- thanks for the chance to win.

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  123. I'm now following your blog, Betsy!

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  124. Awesome cards as always. Now a follower too.

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  125. I absolutely love your cards. They are so gentle and pretty. Thanks for being a part of the Blog Hop.

    Sharon

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  126. Such beautiful cards Miss Betsy, just lovely x

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  127. Not only have you created great cards for the blog hop, you have post some fantastic cards on you blog! Love the standing up "Heart card" and the "baby cradle"! Well done on your award! Thanks for sharing!

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  128. love your cards..thank you for such great inspiration....and I love the papers..yummy

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  129. Hi from Auckland Miss Betsy :) What outstanding cards. I've never been inspired to make cards before I started the blog hop - i think they are just amazing!!! Looking forward to future posts :)

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  130. All of your cards are gorgeous! I can't seem to decide which one I like the best!

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  131. Hi Betsy, am going to copy your girl card - love it.

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  132. What great cards - much better to make such beautiful items than playing Bingo I think!

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  133. Your cards are adorable!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  134. Very pretty cards. Love the papers

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  135. Very pretty cards. Love the papers

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  136. Your cards are absolutely ADORABLE!

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  137. Wow! Your cards are stunning! TFS!

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  138. Really beautiful cards!! And you're never to old to make cards!!
    Thanks for the chance to win

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  139. Nice layering! Love your work. It is beautiful!

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  140. Pretty cards, lovely work!! Keep on hopping.....

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  141. BEAUTIFUL cards!!!!! Love them!

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  142. Thank you for sharing your fabulous cards!

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  143. beautiful cards, love the colors!!

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  144. Your cards are so beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing them!

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  145. Us "old" ladies have to stick together. Much better to be involved in a craft than sitting in a rocking chair doing nothing. Love your pages.

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  146. What beautiful cards!! THanx for sharing

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  147. Such beautiful cards - there are so many lovely details in each one!

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  148. OMGosh Betsy these are beautiful... Thanks for sharing... Love your style...

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  149. Beautitul Cards! Love how you used EP on them!

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  150. Lovely cards; so full of cheery Spring!

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  151. What pretty cards, really loving the accordion flowers on the one. Some of my favorite embellishments.

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  152. Beautiful! All of your cards are so gorgeous. I really like that paper collection.

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