Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile



Hello my friend and welcome!  Today is a very special day here in blog land because we are going to give Julie Ranae her smile back!  You should have come by way of Julie Ranae's blog...what is this hop all about you ask?  Well, in Nicole Rixon, owner of Sweet Stamp Shop's own words:


“The creative blogging community is coming together this weekend to help one of our friends, Julie Ranae.  You may know her as the Design Team Coordinator for many wonderful companies from bakers twine, die cuts, rubber stamps and more.  What many people don’t know about Julie Ranae is that she has had some pretty major dental surgeries in her lifetime due to medication she had to take as a child.  It was in her plans to think about having all of her teeth replaced at some point in the next 5 years, a decision that was pretty easy to plan out.  But then it happened…she chipped her front teeth on a weekend a month ago. The dentist told her there was no way to save them & that it was his recommendation that she give in and have them all her teeth removed soon, but for that day, they needed to get her front teeth done so her gums could begin to heal. He said he would 'work out payments with her to have ALL this work done...but when she called to make her appt for the first step of impressions, they told her the amount of money that was needed and that the 'payments' applied only to the two teeth that were extracted that day. Her husband Paul was with her & that too, was his understanding as well. So this is how she has found herself in this situation…Needing at least $4000 to get started and another $3000 to finish the process…a total of $7000.


Nicole Rixon, owner of Sweet Stamp Shop put together this benefit after finding out about this situation and before Julie Ranae knew it, it took flight!
Because she is an event organizer by trade, she has taken on the job of organizing all of the blogs in this hop as her way of ‘working overtime’ for what she needs, the same as if she were able to work overtime at an outside job to pay for the work to be done.
It is the goal of all of these generous friends & sponsors to help make this situation more do-able for our friend so that she can share a brand new smile with all of us soon.
If there is anything you can do to help with a financial donation, there is a donation button ready for you to click.  Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.”


I haven't known Julie personally very long, but she truly is a dedicated and very organized woman,, not to mention kind!  I am always impressed with her ability to juggle so many obligations.  I am currently on the Sweet Stamp Shop DT with her and well, she's the best!  This card is for you Julie!




Using on of my SSS favs, Gnomies for my card, I  stamped the heart border repeatedly in a rainbow of colors onto a white card base cut to 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.  I then die cut a label and stamped my sentiment, adhered a little colored and cut out gnome and mushroom and popped it off my card.






I hope you are enjoying the hop, be aware because of the large scale of participants there may be a few broken links along the way.  If that happens, please refer back to the Sweet Stamp Shop's blog for the complete list.  There are over $2500 worth of prizes donated by very generous sponsors, so in order to be eligible to win those prizes you can donate (link in the sidebar) and/or leave a comment on as many blogs as you can!  You have all weekend to hop (Sunday, October 9th AT 11:59pm EST) so no stress, just enjoy the amazing projects made from this caring creative community!  Are you ready to keep hopping?  Alright, head on over to see what the amazing Leigh Anne has for you!  Thank you so much for stopping by today!


Lindsay


Supplies:
Paper: White, Spring Rain Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Gnomies Sweet Stamp Shop
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Tangelo, Dandelion, Bamboo Leaves Tsukineko, Sicilian Blue, Silver Lilac Fresh Ink
Tools: Copic Markers, Label Die Papertrey Ink

164 comments:

  1. Love the happy bright colors on the card. it radiates loving friendship :)

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  2. I LOVE your heart stamped background Lindsay. What an adorable and fitting card - and Julie IS such a kind person. :)

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  3. Lindsay, this is so adorable! I love that image and the sentiment!

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  4. What a sweet Gnomie! I love the background you've created...too sweet!

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  5. AHHH Lindsay you are so talented, what a great card for a deserving friend! The rainbow background is AWESOME!!!

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  6. Super cute card! Love the background.

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  7. This is adorable! I love coming here Lindsay...you always make me happy!

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  8. This is ADORABLE! Love the bright rainbow colored hearts and your little Gnomie! :)

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  9. This is SUCH a cute card! I love it!

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  10. So CUTE! Love that rainbow background!

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  11. This card makes me smile. Thanks for doing this. I don't know Julie but was willing to help.
    Jean Cross

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  12. this is adorabel
    you all are so kind
    hugs
    mallika
    would love if you will visit my blog too
    mallikakejriwal@gmail.com
    www.missnotsogoodwithwords.blogspot.com

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  13. so sweet! loved the colourful heart background.

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  14. Love the bright colors on this card and what an extra special cause :)

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  15. What a bright, pretty card! I love the colors!

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  16. Such a bright and cheerful card. TFS!

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  17. Love the hearts..

    Thanks for sharing


    Wendy K
    Chicago

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  18. How cute! Love the colorful hearts, Lindsay!

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  19. This is adorable, what a cute sentiment!

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  20. Those colors are so Happy!!! Cute Card for honoring Julies Day!!! Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

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  21. Oh my heavens.. I just adore the bright colors and those little hearts must have taken forever.. but totally worth the results.. :)

    I "heart" Julie.. and donated! HUGS

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  22. Love this card! Especially the gnome. Too cute!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  23. LOVE the cute saying, and the super colorful background!

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  24. What a great card. I smiled before I read the sentiment, then I giggled!

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  25. cute card love the gnome. new fan of your facebook page. TFS

    mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

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  26. Awwwww this is such a sweet card and perfect for Julie!
    Hugs
    Laura

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  27. I loved the card.....The Gnome was brilliant. I totally want to learn to color this cute.

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  28. I just adore that heart border! So cheery and colorful! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Vanessa W

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  29. How fun and colorful! I love the rainbow hearts and that super cute image!

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  30. Hello talented and kind Lindsay! Your words are so wonderful and thoughtful. :) Your wonderful card is so so so cute! :D I'm very happy to be a part of this blog hop! :D Truly wonderful! Have a lovely weekend!

    maria

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  31. Hello! Cutest and brightest card I've seen in a while!

    Heart you Lindsay!

    Hugs,
    N.

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  32. Adorable card! I love the DP.

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  33. Your card says so much! So cute!

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  34. Such a bright and happy card :)

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  35. OMGoshness!!! I SOOOO TOTALLY LOVE THIS CARD!! The colorful hearts and the adorable gnome are tooooo much!! CUTENESS ALL THE WAY!

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  36. I love the border for a patterned paper!

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  37. cute card - and such great bright colors!

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  38. Such a cute card! Love the background!

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  39. Love me that gnome!!!! And the heart background is just too cute!!

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  40. This is as sweet as can be Lindsay...cute background!

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  41. Lindsay....thank you so VERY much for your kind words and always being so encouraging. I love being on a team with you and hope it's just the beginning of things we can do together!

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  42. so cute! love the bright colors and what an adorable image!

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  43. Isn't the INTERNET amazing, especially when used for such a "greater good" for our "artsy/fartsy" sisters! I am sure you will be receiving awesome comments and support! Love your spectacular cards, especially the "Gnomies".

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  44. So cute!! I love the sweet little gnome and the colors on your card.

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  45. DARLING card! Love the happy and bright colors, Lindsay!

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  46. oh I love gnomes, and this little gnomie is so cute!!!

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  47. Great card. Love the adorable heart border!!

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  48. What a beautiful card, I love the bright colors.

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  49. Wow, I love that you stamped that whimsical heart background! A cute and appropriate card for the hop.

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  50. Just delightful! I LOVE that background for that sweet little guy! I'd like to personally invite you to link your project up at http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com for our special OJS CAS challenge :)

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  51. OMGosh, how CUTE! LOVE your {heart} background!!

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  52. What a wonderful card, thank you so much for sharing it.

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  53. awesome card. love the background dp you created.

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  54. Cute card! I love the hearts!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  55. Such a sweet card! Love the little hearts background!

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  56. adorable! this is one of the few SSS sets I don't have (yet!)

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  57. Cute little guy! Gotta have him! Thanks for sharing!

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  58. Love the rainbow of colours on your card Lindsay :) Great to be part of the hop with you! Fiona (madebyfee)

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  59. oh, my, lindsay--this is super cute! cute little guy! happy weekend!

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  60. What a bright and cheerful card!

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  61. That little gnomie is too cute!

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  62. Another adorable card Lindsay, with fantastic coloring.

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  63. love the little gnome and the bright happy colors.

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  64. such a cute card for an amazing hop to help Julie. Great work

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  65. This is so adorable!!! It's such a great thing you're doing to help out Julie.

    Thanks for the opportunity. :)

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  66. Stunning card! I love the multicolored hearts <3

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  67. What a fun card Lindsay! Love the cute gnome, the colors... just perfect. :o)

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  68. Thank you Lindsay for helping my mother!

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  69. Such a sweet card! Love the PP you created with the hearts, and that sentiment is perfect!!! ;o)

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  70. Loving the rainbow hearts!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  71. the heart background you created is too cute!

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  72. Love love love the bright colors!

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  73. Oh my gosh, what an ADORABLE card! LOVE the gnome, the sentiment, and that FABULOUS stamped background. Hope this fundrasier is a HUGE success!

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  74. Oh wow, Lindsay!
    Just sweet as ever :)
    Thank you for sharing♥
    Hugss and Blessings,
    KimberlyRae

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  75. Cute CAS card with all those colors.

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  76. Great card. Love the hearts. TFS
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

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  77. Hearts are my favorite and in rainbow colors and a cute Gnome and mushroom to boot!

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  78. this is just adorably cute. love all those hearts.

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  79. Super cute! I LOVE the background you made! Adorable!

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  80. such a bright and lovely card its so adorable love it:)

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  81. Oh so very cute!! I'm going to have to check these stamps out! You are a very good friend and are lucky to have one another!! I love the hearts!

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  82. Love the rainbow background..what a great idea!

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  83. What an adorable card and the kindness you are sharing for a special friend is wonderful!

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  84. Love the card and love the reason for the hop

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  85. This is SOOO cute! LOVE the rainbow color scheme!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  86. This is so bright and happy! I love it!

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  87. Cute card. Love all the bright colors.

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  88. LOVE your background Lindsay, so fun in all those colours. Really cute card!

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  89. oh your little gnome gave me such the giggle! so cute! :)

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  90. Love all those colorful hearts in the background, Lindsay! Such a sweet card! :)

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  91. Love your colorful gnome card!

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  92. That is a cute stamp, love the colored hearts as a background, great coloring. Thank you.

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  93. Love those bright fun colors you used. All those hearts will find their way to Julie and let her know she's very loved.

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  94. What a cute and fun card! So colorful!

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  95. That little gnome is so cute! And the background is just perfect :)

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  96. I love your beautiful rainbow colored card! That little gnome is so cute.

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  97. Love the gnomie. Very cute card.

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  98. Such a cute card Lindsay! I love all of the hearts!

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  99. love love the rainbow color background. absolutely fabulous card, Lindsay! love it!

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  100. What an adorable card for a special friend Lindsay! Such a cute gnome set!

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  101. I love this card the heart paper is very cool looking thanks foir sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  102. OMG! What a hysterically adorable card! Love it-
    janet
    moosisk@hotmail.com

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  103. I love that gnome stamp so adorable!

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  104. Adorable!!
    stamps_scrapbooksbyrona@hotmail.com

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  105. Julie is my Gnomie too! LOL! Cutie pie card!

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  106. awe, so cute.
    Eva :0)
    evascrapslife(at)gmail(dot)com
    http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com
    I have a Cricut Cart giveaway on my blog

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  107. Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! Beautiful card too!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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  108. LOVE IT!!!! SENDING HUGS AND PRAYERS HER WAY!!
    wyme98@yahoo.com

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  109. I love your heart background and the cute little gnome!!

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  110. Love the gnome and the heart stamps!

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  111. Thanks for sharing your creativity. It's so cute. Here's to Julie's new smile.

    Wendy K
    Chicago

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  112. what a bright cheerful card! TFS

    Lisa G
    http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/
    lkgra@hotmail.com

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  113. This card is so cute! I love the crafting community - you all are doing such a lovely thing here!

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  114. too cute and such a fun background!

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  115. What a fun, cheerful, and fantastic card!

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  116. that background is AMAZING!!!!!!

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  117. Love the gnomies and the dp you used! Awesome cause!

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  118. So-super darling and happy! Love.

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  119. Awwww....LOVE that DARLING little gnomie and all of those colorful hearts in the background!!! So super sweet!

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  120. Cute card, love the rainbow of hearts and the gnom.

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  121. Oh my gosh this is so adorable!
    Thank you for sharing and bringing a smile to everyone,especially for Julie!

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  122. This is just darling, Lindsay! Love, love, LOVE that colorful, stampy background to pieces!

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  123. That is a super cute background and the image is so super cute!

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  124. OH MY! I just love this card--LOVE the rainbow effect and I LOVE your little gnome! PERFECT:)

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  125. This card is TOO CUTE!!!!! And that Gnome is ADORABLE!!!!

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  126. You are so good with these gnome stamps!! Super cute card! I like that background too!

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  127. Love your butterfly card in the post above, and I love how colorful and sweet and fun the "gnomie" card is!!

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  128. What a CUTE card!! =) I LOVE the details and the colors that you used!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  129. Oh, I love this, Lindsay! The heart background is so cute and colorful! Perfect with the little gnome!

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  130. Oh I just love your colorful heart background! Such a beautiful and happy card!

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  131. What a Sweet card, Lindsay!! Love the hearts and the cute gnome. Just gorgeous!! So glad that so many crafters are helping Julie. It's really awesome!

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  132. ADORABLE! That gnome is so cute and the colorful background is fab :) Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays for this special blog hop!

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  133. Heehee....how cute!! I LOVE that colorful heart background!!

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  134. OH my gosh Lindsay! This is SO cute! I love the background! Your coloring is amazing!! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

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