Monday, February 1, 2010

It's a Cupcake Birthday and Goal Updates

Welcome to The Greeting Farm's February Release and Blog Hop! We have lots of prizes hidden along the way today, including the new Chibi digis, Marina digis, and the new "Sweet Tooth" set, also illustrated by Marina Neira!

All you have to do is enjoy the hop, leave a comment along the way on each DT members blogs to enter into all the "secret" contests, and tune into the TGF Blog tomorrow to find out who won! Make sure to leave a comment on the TGF blog too, letting us know you've finished the hop because one lucky winner will take home ALL of the above!

Last week I had 3 birthdays. Can you believe it...3 birthdays in a row and it was all during TGF CHA Relay Race week, lol. So, since I didn't get to show you my cards, I will be sharing them over the next few days. :) It was Shaela's birthday last Tuesday and this is what I made her.

Paper: Basic Grey Nook and Pantry
Stamps: The Greeting Farm
CTMH Ricrac, Copics, Crystal Stickles, Rhinestones, Prima Flowers, and PTI Buttons


The new releases are now available in the TGF store. These include the new Anya stamps as well as our fun releases too! Lots of goodies, so be sure to check out the site! Don't forget to check out the Club Anya & Friends Blog too for another fun edition of Monday Mania and also another chance to win!

The rest of this post is more personal stuff...so I won't be offended if you just skip it and comment to enter into the contests. Good luck and have a fabulous blog hop finale on Jessica's blog!

It's the beginning of the month and it's time to check in with my goals. :) The first set are my original ones I set on January 1st. The second set are ones I added later.
  • Pay off my car by the end of the year - still chugging along...
  • Technical writing class (for work) - I haven't signed up for one yet, I need to look for one that starts this spring or summer term
  • Photoshop and Illustrator Tutorials (for work) - Finally upgraded to CS4 and started my Photoshop ones!
  • Get Copic certified - waiting for Marianne to come to Seattle or Portland
  • Make tags with my Christmas cards - I've made 2 so far!
  • My secret project - is progressing really well
  • Use up more of what I already have - so far, doing good...using up my paper stash
  • Spend 1/2 on crafting than last year - I went over budget by $4 for January, so will work harder for February - hide all the CHA goodies from me, lol
How are you all doing with your goals? Everyone have a fabulous Monday! It's back to work for me...

230 comments:

  1. This card is adorable. I love the stitching on here and that cupcake paper is perfect for this image.

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  2. This is so bright fun and fabulous!
    Kristy x

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  3. The flowers and buttons are sooooo adorable and the image is really cute!! Great job!

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  4. This is such a sweet card Sparkle! Love it!!
    xxx

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  5. What a sweet card!The stitching looks great and love your coloring! :)

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  6. That row of mini bling just calls to me - they're tiny but have a big sparkle and are a great eye draw. Great job with this card.

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  7. Your card is so sweet, Sparkle! You even got cupcake DP to go with the image! Oh my gosh! I love it!

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  8. So adorable and beautifully coloured!!!
    Hugs xx

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  9. Sweet card, love the bright yellow flowers & cupcake cs. TFS!

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  10. Your card is lovely Sparkle! I love the cupcake DP you use and great colors.

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  11. What a wonderful card. I like when you sew on the card.

    Love from Sweden.

    Hugs Gurkiss


    http://gurkiss.com/scrapbooking

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  12. Your coloring is the bomb :). Great job on goals!

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  13. This is ultra cute! Love the cupcakes! Super curious about your secret project...:)

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  14. mi piacciono le cuciture su questa card!
    http://ciacchina.blogspot.com/

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  15. A very cute card, love the sewing and the colouring.

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  16. lovely card and nice matching papers for the image.
    TFS
    Paul

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  17. Love the stitching, I really will have to get my sewing machine out thanks for sharing Julye

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  18. So fun and full of cheer! :) The yellow is making me happy! TFS!

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  19. What an adorable card. Beautiful papers. Wonderful inspiration.
    mwah
    Trace

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  20. I love this card, and this stamp, and everything about it really!! Totally awesome :)

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  21. oh Sparkle,
    I am loving this card!
    The colors are perfect and I'm blown away by your stunning coloring of the sweet tooth image!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Hugs, Marit.

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  22. the stitching looks fab on your card and the papers are gorgeous xx

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  23. gorgeous layout, just love it, and the personal stuff was great too ;-)

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  24. So adorable! Incredible coloring Sparkle! Love the bits of yellow brought out by those gorgeous yellow flowers!

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  25. Very cute!....love your stiching.

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  26. Beautiful card. i love the stitching on it too
    Sammy xxx

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  27. gorgeous card.. love the colouring xxx

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  28. This bloghop is just fun, love it and all inspiration.

    Greetings from sweden =) Eva

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  29. Adorable card. I love the flower embellies! And god luck with your goals. Those look like great goals.

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  30. Lovely card I like the yellow folwers!! :)

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  31. To cute. Love the design layout you used. Good job on accomplishing your goals.

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  32. excellent card! i just love how the inmage and papers are so perfectly matched! sarah xx

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  33. Such a pretty card! love the papers and the little buttons on the flowers ;-)

    best of luck with your goals

    off to hop
    hugs
    Michelle
    x

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  34. A fantasdtic card, love the stitching it's a lovely finishing touch.
    Good luc in reaching your goals:)
    Anne x

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  35. beautiful!!!

    I didn't have any goals at the start of the year :s I knew I should of made some but if I did I KNEW i'd of broken them, lol.
    Your doing well :)

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  36. Love the stitching on this, fab card!

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  37. Beautiful card, so pretty & I love the papers you've used :D x

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  38. I love your project! Too pretty

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  39. oh thisis fantastic - love the colour combo and the image is darling!
    great hop
    love tasha xx

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  40. love it!! Makes you happy just to look at it.

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  41. Oh amazing..... Those stitches and flowers are to die for, but that image... my oh my, I can't wait to get mine! =) Am I really seeing little gems or pearls below the sentiment? The details on this card are just amazing...
    Hugs
    Lynda

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  42. Adorable card. I love the sweet image and colours.

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  43. you have definitely put your SPARKLE on it. I think it is cute as a button and the DP adds just the right touch along with the flowers!

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  44. Adorable - love those sunny yellow flowers!

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  45. Ahhh ~ there is that darling cupcake paper again! I love your coloring and that amazing stitching sets off the card.

    HAve a beautiful day.

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  46. Love the paper and the yellow flowers.

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  47. Clearly, this is the design team's favorite image. She is a cutie!

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  48. Darling! The way you colored the little critter really brings her to life!!

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  49. This is so sweet and wow you must have been busy with all those bdays on top of the CHA fun I have no idea how you did it :D
    Seems your list is going well too I think I could do with one of those so much to do so little time lol :D

    Hugs

    Amy xx

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  50. So adorable! Love your colors and stitching.

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  51. More of that superb cuppie DP - its such a perfect match for this darling little critter. She's so full of glee about her little (okay, huge!!) cupcake. xxx

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  52. Fabulous card, Sparkle! When I see how well you color, I have a hard time believing you want to take a class to be certified in Copics. I think you should be certified already based on your fabulous body of work!

    Looks like you are making some good progress towards your goals! Yay! Keep up the great work!

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  53. I am so jealous of anyone with stitching....I need work on that - maybe I should put that goal on my list. MY resolution for the year is to use my scraps up before buying new....lol....so far, I am batting 500...lol

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  54. Gorgeous card sweetie - i love how you have teamed the image up with that scrummy cupcake paper!!

    Zoe x x

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  55. I just adore this image! I really want to learn how to sew on cards it is such a pretty embellishment!

    Congrats on your goals...what a great idea - I think I may do this too. Is it okay to Case a New Years Resolution? lol

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  56. WOW!!! You have SO many little details in your card that make it AMAZING! The buttons, bling and stitching make your card ONE OF A KIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  57. Such a cute card - the green stitching is just the right touch!

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  58. So cute, love the yellow flowers

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  59. Love the card, that cupcake paper is too cute!

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  60. such a sweet card..such wonderful detail...

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  61. GORGEOUS - love everything about it! :)

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  62. I LOVE your card! Thanks for a graet hop and fun to be "along for the ride" reading your goals and progress. Best wishes for continued success on all of it!

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  63. Gorgeous card!!
    I love that you have goals your goals for this year on your blog and that your updating and keeping track of them. What a neat idea!

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  64. Very cute sample and so perfect for a little girls birthday too! Love the other samples you set up to view as well. They are just as fantastic. I keep seeing the sweet treat critter set on everyone's site. I think it is going to have to more from my wish list to my shopping cart. Probably not until next week. Got that budget problem too!

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  65. I love the flower/button combo! Cute card! :)

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  66. I love the bright cheery colors you used! Beautiful!

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  67. What a sweet card! Your friend is sure to love it! I love these critters by Marina Neira. Amazing!

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  68. Such a pretty card, I love your little yellow flowers.

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  69. the stitching goes so well with the card...well done

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  70. I really need to learn how to stitch. The card is beautiful.

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  71. Great paper, colors! very cute card! Great Job!

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  72. that 1 makes me want a cupcake myself :-)

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  73. Sparkle this card is so sweet. You did a wonderful job. Good luck on your goals.

    Smiles!
    Gwen

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  74. soo cute! I love this sweet image. Good going with your goals!

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  75. Totally cute card....love the "happy" colors...

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  76. Cute and awesome coloring job. Just love this lil critters face!

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  77. Thanks for sharing.It's nice to ENJOY all our work.
    Hugs VEE

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  78. What an awesome card. I think it's my favorite of the whole hop. :)

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  79. Beautiful card and I really like the extra stitching you did on it!

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  80. What a super springy birthday card! There are quite a few girlies on my birthday list that would squeal with glee to get a card as cute as this...

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  81. great job! I say amazing. Love your layout and colors

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  82. I just love this! This image is totally adorable!

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  83. Adorable card. Great image. Love it.

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  84. Gorgeous card!!! this will brighten anyone's birthday!!! it's fabulous!

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  85. Very cute card. The flowers are great.

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  86. Another BEAUTIFUL card, Sparkle!! How sweet! HUGS

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  87. Too cute! Love that cuppy cake paper too!

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  88. I always love seeing what you do with a stamp - your work is amazing...thanks!

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  89. I can't get over the talent on the TGF team! Spectacular!

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  90. again with the adorable cuppy paper that goes so well with this image. CUTE!

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  91. WOW.. just stunning.. thanks for the chance to win.. HUGS

    www.stretchnbubbles2.blogspot.com

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  92. So cute Sparkle. I love the coloring and the stitching.

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  93. Precious! Love your stitching.

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  94. Beautiful Sparkle! Everything about it works and just makes it perfect!

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  95. Hi,
    Love you stitching... and the paper you used on your card!

    Love your goals by the way!!!
    Luv&Hugs,
    Krista

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  96. This card is adorable. I love the stitching

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  97. Wow Sparkle! This is just adorable! Wonderful work!! :D

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  98. Wonderful card and a great way to use your paper scraps.

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  99. Simply adorable!! Love that paper choice.

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  100. Your card is beautiful! I love the colors and layout. Now I want this set even more! I'm supposed to be cutting back on my crafting budget too, but how can I when I see cards like this!!

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  101. Beautiful card! I love this stamp!! The cupcake paper is perfect and the yellow flowers are gorgeous!!!
    hugs
    Mary

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  102. Love your card...as usual! Love the new colors of sewing threads ur using btw!

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  103. It's cute! It's pretty! It's amazing!

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  104. Love the new Sweet Tooth designs! Your card is super cute--love the BG papers!

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  105. Great card and I'm really impressed with how great you are doing with your goals! I haven't really started mine yet :(

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  106. I love this image. Nice colouring and cupcake pp is cute!

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  107. beautiful card! i love the cupcake paper. :)

    had so much fun with you and the ladies on Saturday! Can't wait until Feb. :D

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  108. Such a cute card! What is up with birthdays clustering like that? I have 5 this week!

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  109. so sweet! love the sewing, the sweet papers, and the flowers, they all go so well with the adorable stamp!

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  110. as always your card is fabulous!
    lillinds811@yahoo.com

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  111. Fun card Sparkle. I especially like how you incorporated some darker colors into the mix....it really stands out amongst the pastels, etc...

    Hugz,
    Colleen

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  112. Really cute card. Love the stitching.

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  113. What a cute card, the stitching is beautiful!

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  114. Sparkle, this is so cute! I love the bling under the sentiment! I also love how several of the DT have used the same paper, but all of the cards are so unique!! :-)Traci

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  115. Beautiful card, love the stitching, and may I take this opportunity to wish you continued sucess with your goals for the year, I've set myself some too and so far I'm doing ok too!

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  116. This card is soooo sweet! Love your colouring!

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  117. Absolutely gorgeous card, love those stamps from greeting farms, and your stitching is amazing. I will try the same thing with a new needle

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  118. I like the idea of goal setting, and your style has made me think about adding structure to my goal setting.

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  119. Awesome! Love the black background...really makes the image pop! Thsi is a super cute image and your coloring is super...love all your details too!

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  120. I have something for you on my blog

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  121. Gorgeous card - I love all the stitching and that image to too cute!

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  122. What an adorable card! And only $4 over for January - hmmm, I'd say that's almost a win!

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  123. Adorable card! Perfect for the DP!

    Blessings,
    Christine

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  124. This is such an adorable card.... I love the stitching, looks amazing!

    Thanks for Sharing!

    Ola

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  125. Ha ha! You and Sandra used the same image and paper for the hop! I like your card better though ;)

    Keep "chugging" on your list. You can do it! My goal is to not buy sooo much paper.....which makes me scared too for the new BG release.

    <3 Jenn

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  126. aww goodness, what a darling card! Your coloring is amazing!

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  127. Sweet card. Need some of that cupcake DP! TFS.

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  128. Thanks for sharing this adorable card with all of us out here in cyber world!

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  129. I am getting soooo hungry with all the cupcakes - yummy! Siobhán xxx

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  130. This card is so sweet and fun! Sounds like you are doing great with your goals! Enjoy the Bachelor tonight : )

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  131. very cute card and I love all the stitching. Thanks for sharing.

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  132. Im getting to love the stamp more and more after seeing your great creations!

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  133. Hi !

    Ready for blog hop.I love your project!!

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  134. this card is too cute :-D love this new TGF stamp ;-)

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  135. Adorable. the flowers and buttons just make it so special.

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  136. Adorable card Sparkle and love the papers and colours! Do you think Marianne would pop over to the UK too? LOL you never know! Would love to know your secret project how fun!!! Fabulous hop, HuGs Kim :)

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  137. Love the sweetness of this card!!!

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  138. Gorgeous!! You and Sandra used the same cupcake paper and image!! So sweet!! Love this one x

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  139. wow whata great card and all the work you put into it..nicely done
    ♥sanwanya

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  140. I just loved reading your goals that I forgot what your card looked like and had to go back. Glad to see you following them. Well done. Your cupcake card is wonderful too.

    Kylie ox

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  141. I really love this image.
    My fingers are itching to get some ink on her!

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  142. thank you so much for the chance to win.. this is gorgeous.. big hugs Marley

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  143. Adorable! love the colors and that DP is perfect with her!
    Just love it!
    thanks for sharing!

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  144. Super cute! Love all the stitching! Love how the colors pop against the dark background!

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  145. wonderful card and it reminds me spring is just around the corner
    June

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  146. Amazing card...love this image, the coloring and layer are awesome.

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  147. Such a cute card! I'm loving that cupcake DP!

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  148. Green Stitching looks AMAZING!
    What a fun Hop!

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  149. adorable card! fantastic inspiration all along the hoppy trail!

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  150. Cute card, love your stitching around the edges!!

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  151. Oh she's adorable!! Wow, a lot of stitching!

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  152. What a sweet card. She is just too cute.

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  153. Love the glittery frosting and headband. Great Job!

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  154. gorgeous, love the cupcake papers x

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  155. i couldn't view the card - but i'm sure that it's adorable!

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  156. This is adorable Sparkle. It caught my eye on the TGF blog this morning. Love it.

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  157. Cute! I love the bright yellow flowers.

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  158. Fantastic stitching detail, and I LOVE the buttons in the middle of the flowers. Fabulous card, thank you!

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  159. This is just Adorable Sparkle....Love these New images and you card is just perfect!!

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  160. This is just so cute! I love that BG paper!

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  161. What a beautiful little 'cupcake' birthday card. You have such a talent! Im impressed, Ive added your blog to my favs!

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  162. Your card is just simply wonderful Sparkle!! I love everything about it!

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  163. Awesome creation!! Thanks for a super fun blog hop!!

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  164. As always, such a cutie and perfect papers to go with the image!

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  165. Love the BG papers and the coloring! Great job!

    Also wanted to say 'WAY TO GO' on sticking with your goals! Iposted mine on my blog, but may 'borrow' your idea of updating just as a check-n-balance system....GREAT IDEA ;-)

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  166. What a pretty birthday card!

    Good job on the goal progress, I haven't set any this year, but after reading your list, I feel motivated!

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  167. Aww that is a great card! Love the colors :)

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Thanks for visiting my blog! I truly appreciate you taking the time to read and comment! Love, Sparks