Friday, July 1, 2011



 Welcome to the July 1 release blog hop! If you
got here from E. Marie's blog, you are in the right place! If not,you might want to start at the ODBD Blog  where you
will see the entire list with links just in case any are broken along the way!
The Hop will run 8am EDT July 1 til 8pm EDT July 2.

The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on July 3.

There will be FOUR great prizes!

Three Prizes of One Free Set of Choice

AND

One Grand Prize of the complete Bread Basket Bundle!

Here is what you have to do to be qualified to win one of these
prizes:

Hop to each designer's blog and leave a comment Return to the Our
Daily Bread designs blog and leave a comment telling us that you
completed the hop, making note if there were any you could not comment
on. Answer the question on the ODBD blog in your comment on the ODBD
blog (not all the designers blogs) 


Now on to my project details!  The power in the area went out last night.  It was not storming so it must have been caused by something else.  It was out for quite awhile.  Anyway, I was literally working on this card in the dark.  I did intend for it to look shabby chic.   I am using the Not Forgotten set along with the Large Scrapbook Words.  I inked up the image in the Not Forgotten set with Ranger Walnut Stain.  I stamped off so the image would be worn and more subtle.  I tore the edges and inked distressed.  The angle panel behind the images was created by laying all of the sentiments in the Not Forgotten set onto my acrylic block and creating my own word background stamp.  I stamped using more Walnut stain ink.  I tore out a section and tucked behind the image.  I then stamped one of the scriptures  for my focal point and used pinking sheers for an added detail on either side.  I added some rope, rustic ruffle lace, seam binding, and a cross charm along with buttons to finish my rustic shabby chic look. 

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop!  Now I will send you to the next stop!  Dawn's Blog!

 

140 comments:

  1. Oh my! Maybe I should try working in the dark if I could make something awesome like this!!!!!:D I love the layers and very clever design!! Excellent job, GF!! Love and hugs, Angie

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  2. BRILLIANT!

    the combination of papers and the buttons look fantastic!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  3. What a great collage look. Another idea on inking just portions of a stamp to change things around. Very interesting.

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  4. wow... if this is what you can do in the dark, awesome!! love the look and feel to it, Betty!!

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  5. I love the shabby chic look of your card. The cross is an added touch that I love. Beautiful card.

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  6. Your card is awesome, I love the way you made it look like old clippings Betty! ;)

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  7. LOL! Betty, I agree with Angie, maybe I should work in the dark too! This is gorgeous! Love the buttons and the rope! Great touches!

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  8. Beautiful card and lots of textures going on here. Nice job arranging everything. The buttons and cross charm is such a wonderful touch to the rope
    ColleenB.

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  9. wonderful way to give thisimage the 3D effect, makes everything 'pop'

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  10. Wonderful! The layout, the vintage, all of it is gorgeous!

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  11. Awesome, Betty! You do well working in the dark! you must have night vison goggles!! LOL! So pretty!

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  12. Wow you have a talent of choosing all the texture-layout-this is a very nice card. Thanks

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  13. Love all the layers! Plus, that stamp is wonderful!
    Kim Sottung
    Kasot@aol.com

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  14. You certainly didn't let a little lack of light keep you from designing a wonderful card. A very unique take and I love it......that background paper and the little details of the buttons and cross just add to its beauty. TFS

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  15. Hello Betty, working in a blackout, that is different. I am flat out working at night with a good light at any time. LOL
    Anyhow great work, keep it up!
    So glad I stumbled across your blog via 'the hop'.
    Happy 4th July 2011 USA.
    EllenaElizabeth, Australia

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  16. Oh Betty your work is always so breathtaking. Love this Shabby Faded Goodness. This release is my favorite, just touches my heart. Enjoy the Celebration of Freedom this weekend. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  17. You are amazing Betty....in the dark...Your card is beautiful with your combo of dp, the distressing, and the added buttons and charm. Gorgeous!! Have a great holiday weekend!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  18. Thank you so much for sharing this card it is just beautiful, I love the shabby chic look.

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  19. I do love all these images! I'm going to have to have them for my own! TFS
    Hugs, Jessica

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  20. What a wonderful card. I love all the details. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Love all the layers, with the buttons.
    Yvonne

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  22. Great techniques all combined for one awesome card.

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  23. Betty you're amazing! I can't believe you pulled this off in the dark!!! It's such a fabby shabby chic card!!! Love the layering and all your details!!!

    Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
    hugs,
    Grace

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  24. i love layers, this is fantastic

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  25. Nice combination of paper and embellishments. Not too shabby!

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  26. what a lot on one card and they all fit together perfectly too :)

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  27. Great card, love how you made the card look vintage. TFS

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  28. Amazing!
    Love the distressed edges and the sentiment!

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  29. You do GREAT work in the dark!! Fabulous card - thanks for sharing with us!

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  30. Dark must be where you should always create! Love this sample that you have prepared to share with us today! Wonderful inspiration come from this card!

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  31. Your card is awesome! Love all the distressing! Hugs, Sarah

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  32. Oooh, love how you made the images look like newspaper. Just beautiful! Have a blessed weekend!

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  33. A wonderful patriotic card! I love any design ideas that include bible verses. Thank you so much for this idea.

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  34. This is a great card. Wonderful distressing job. Love it.

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  35. How talented you are! Wonderful card.

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  36. Love the vintage feel to this patriotic card! Amazing job!

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  37. Your card is so beautiful. I just love everything about it. thank you for sharing your art.

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  38. Fabulous card, Betty! Your 'background' stamp and the picture panel look like old, worn newspapers. I love that, for the vintage look.

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  39. I think I may have to turn the lights off if my cards could look so good....wonderful card. xxx

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  40. If this is what you can do in the dark, I'll be back to check out what you accomplish when the power is ON!! Great job. -Theresa R.

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  41. So Jealous! I can't make a card that nice with the lights on! Thank you so much for sharing (and pusing through in the dark)

    Posted as anonymous because blogger won't let me post with my Google account. (Leigh M)

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  42. Awesome work in the dark!!I don't know that I could have done that

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  43. Your card literally jumps off the page! It is so gorgeous and I love the sentiment.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  44. Great combination of colors and textures. Love the collage look!

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  45. what a great card for "working in the dark". If only I could do half as well. I really like the addition of the twine and rustic lace.

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  46. Boy - talk about talent !! Awesome card and DONE IN THE DARK -- wonderful....
    Charlene

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  47. Love, love. love this card, from the layers to the soft colors, to the embellishments! Great work! What a warm, fun. loving piece of art you've crafted! Blessings!

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  48. Loved all the embellishments - makes this card come to life. TFS

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  49. This is wonderful. It has such a vintage look

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  50. Great "old" look to this new card. Love it.

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  51. i just love the layering and antiquing of the layers on your card. so nice. it has such a nice calm effect.

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  52. GREAT layering!! Looks wonerful!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  53. What a great card! Love the distressing and the background word paper you created!

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  54. Love the shabby chic look. It is so appropriate to the theme. Well done! TFS!

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  55. What a beautiful and inspiring card! So lovely! :)

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  56. THIS CARD REMINDS ME OF GOING THROUGH MY FATHER'S OLD WORLD WAR II STASH. SUCH A WONDERFUL TIME THAT WAS FOR ME.

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  57. Beautiful vintage collage.

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  58. This is a great card. I like the rope and button accents. Wow, this was done in the dark??? Wonderful.

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  59. What an awesome shabby chic card you created with this wonderful new set.

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  60. What a perfect Holiday card for this weekend Betty! I love the vintage feel of this and the images and colors are perfect! TFS and have a safe and happy holiday!!

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  61. Wonderfully done. Love all the distressed layers!

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  62. Wonderful - love the layered collage!

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  63. I love the layers and dimension of your card.

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  64. Now, I love this look. Love all the elements, makes it look so masculine and shows such emotion. Great job
    Cindy
    nindys-blog.blogspot.com

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  65. This is breathtaking! I love your artistry, TFS!

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  66. A great card with lots of layering. Quite stunning, thank you!

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  67. Wow! What a terrific card!! Love the layers and how you distressed and layered them along with the fabulous embellishments!!!

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  68. I like the way you layered the distressed sayings and I love the Big Words. Fantastic card!

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  69. Very nice! Kind of like an old collage which has been handled and the words read many times in the past. And the word LOVED stamped in red to draw attention to it. So very creative. Well done I think!

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  70. Love the 'collage-y" look! Those Big Words are terrific. Beautiful job!

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  71. This is fantastic. I like the design with the torn edges.

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  72. Love your layering and the embellishments are such a great accent, and to think you did all this in the dark.

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  73. For a job done in the dark, this turned out exceptionally well! I have a hard time achieving that in the light. Great job!

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  74. Hi Betty, an awsome card and made in the dark, wow! I have trouble in full daylight. I liked the way you layered the different pieces, and the buttons and little cross was a nice touch. TFS. Eunice B

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  75. I love your card. The torn paper edges and embellishments really enhance the card. Wonderful!

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  76. it is so amazing all the different looks you get from a set of stamps love your use of buttons and charms great job...

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  77. Is the card you were working on so late? My word... I don't have an ounce of that talent in the bright light of day... Seriously... your card is wonderful! I love how you took the different images/scripture and used them to draw your eye into the card! Just beautiful... I'm going to set my alarm for 1AM.. [[hugs]] Lori

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  78. i have a friend who makes cards like you. i love your vision

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  79. Amazing creativity. I love how you have put this card together. I love the torn edges and the buttons. so vintage.
    Hugs Maz

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  80. Just so wonderful!! I love the style and the way it all comes together with a powerful message!

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  81. great distressing! The rope with the cross just "ties" everything together!!!

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  82. Love love love that shabby look. the shabby look turns elegant!! Does that make sense??

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  83. Love the distressed look you gave this card!!!

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  84. Another one of your amazing cards. Beautiful card!

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  85. Betty, wonderful card. Love all the layers, torn edges, and distressing. Great shabby look. Glad it was intentional and not lack of lighting!! (:

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  86. you're kidding...in the dark??? wow -- I love the rustic, distressed look of the card. Great job!

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  87. Awesome Job on your shabby chic card!! To not have power, your card is wonderful!!

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  88. Betty, that is a great combination. In the dark, huh? Some of us can't do anything like this in the brightest light!

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  89. Betty, so different and so awesome. I love the shabby chic look. I do not get mine to look this good, maybe I should start working in the dark too. thanks for sharing

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  90. What a lovely card design - gorgeous!

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  91. Fantastic job for a card done in the dark!! WOW!! I am very impressed. Beautiful card.

    Thank you for sharing!!
    Carol Froehlich

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  92. Terrific, Betty! Love the fabulous aged collage look you've created. Really wonderful!

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  93. Great card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  94. Wow,I can't believe you created this in the dark. Fabulous!!!

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  95. Maybe I should try card making in the dark! Truly an awesome card - love all the details!

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  96. I also think I should try making cards in the dark. LOL. Great card and a very awesome layout.

    Shirley

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  97. Great shabby look, and with that image it doesn't have to be "chic" either! I like how the colored buttons bring out the colors in the papers, like the light blue. Great design and use of your time in the dark : )

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  98. Modern colors with an old time feel. Love it.
    Great job!!
    Hugs,

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  99. Love the distressed look you've created here !

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  100. What a fantastic card, with all the layers. It's great! Thanks for sharing

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  101. Im lovin' the distressed design with the FAB new ODBD set. Great colors and elements. Awesome layers. Very touching and lovely.

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  102. Loved the look of your card. Love the twine, buttons and charm. So pretty.

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  103. that was an awesome job for working without the light (electrical light that is!!!) liked the special embellishments too!

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  104. Obviously working in the dark doesn't hinder your creative light! :) I like the layers. Thank you for sharing.

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  105. I like your card alot. It is giving me more ideas to think about.

    Holly Paulson

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  106. Awesome card. All the layers come together for the perfect card. Thanks
    Bonita
    bmarkillie@msn.com
    (Google acct won't work.)

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  107. even in the dark your creations are outstanding-love this new patriotic set

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  108. Awesome card. Love all the layers on your card.

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  109. Great card, I love the distressing.

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  110. Love the buttons on this card!

    Judy Jackson

    stampingjudy at yahoo dot com

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  111. This card proves the point that with GOD all things are possible, even when we are in the dark! Love it, what a great card to give to a deployed soldier loved one! Keep up the great work!

    Syd Egan
    sydegan@hotmail.com

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  112. Evette K. CiampoJuly 2, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Old time feel to this card gf. Love it. The colors are now which brings this card into today. Patriotic and moving.

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  113. What an amazing card! Great job! Mary R.

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  114. Betty, what a fun card. Just makes me want to smile Thank you for sharing.

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  115. I like your card and I really like that stamp set!!

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  116. I like your shabby chic style!

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  117. I like the message and the 'old time' feel of your card. Also great layering. Thanks for sharing.

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  118. What a beautiful, eclectic card!

    dsdixon@suddenlink.net

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  119. Betty, girl, you never cease to amaze me with yur creativity!!! This is one stuning card my friend!! Have a blessed holiday weekend! Hugs, Sabrina

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  120. gosh, maybe i need to dim the lights in my stamp room. lol..thanks for sharing your wonderful talents and your amazing card!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  121. Wow! The layers are amazing, and the embellishments are perfect.

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  122. Love the shabby chic look, great card.

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  123. as a Christian The cross is an added touch that I love. Beautiful card.
    **Milu**

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  124. Cool card. Love the vintage feel, and the cross!

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  125. Hi, I am a first time visitor to your blog and I really like it and plan on returning. I loved your patriotic Card. It is one that I am sure would be especially appreciated by our men in the service.
    Pat

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  126. You have created one fantastic card! Love all of the layers and elements!!!

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  127. Wonderful card. I love the layout. I love how you layered the images.

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  128. Fabulous card Betty! Love all the layers and the Vintage Vibe! Hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend :)

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  129. Gorgeous card, Betty! I love everything about this. Great papers, great image, fantastic sentiment. Really like the rope with the hanging charm, too.

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  130. what a great design on this Betty! love all the distressed panels - the cord and pretty charm!

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  131. Fab way to showcase those lovely words! Like that they are in the front and back panel, great work!

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