Friday, March 18, 2011

Crafty Secrets and Eclectic Paperie (Shabby) blog hop



Good Morning All! Wow it has been such a long while since I have posted something here in blog-world. I have been so busy with work and personal life that I needed to take a break for a spell. Thank heavens spring break is on the horizon so I can relax my mind and sip margarita while snuggled up with my husband's Kindle. I sort of feel guilty about this birthday present that I stole from him...but he seems to be content with all the magic his phone has to offer. Boys and their gadgets!



Today I have a special post and event to share with you. The design team girls from Crafty Secrets have teamed up with the lovely ladies from Eclectic Paperie for a fun filled blog hop! The theme for this hop is "Shabby Chic". I decided to use the Wonderland Tea Party Scraps to show you a different 12x12 layout idea. This little lady is a student at the school where I work. She was an adorable Alice for Halloween and a perfect model for the focal point of this layout.



I decided to use the scrap of Alice with her elongated neck since it off-set my photograph. I then made a pocket behind the mat where I tucked a scrap turned into a tag/journaling spot. The little cutout ticket was my final touch of Crafty Secrets. The paper I used is from Pink Paislee - love its shabbiness! I always love adding flower embellishments to all of my designs. Sometimes I probably go overboard, but I just love the dimension and "pop" they give my pieces - I can't help myself! I vintage piece of handmade lace I found at a flea market adds more textured shabbiness to this layout.

Both Eclectic Paperie and Crafty Secrets will be giving away prizes. A total of six prizes all together! You can find out more about the prizes on the Heartwarming Vintage and Eclectic Paperie blogs ( linked below). The more DT blogs you visit and leave comments on, the more you increase your chances to win one of the 6 prizes. Winners to be announced on Monday.
Annnd....I decided to add my own prize to one lucky winner! Leave a comment and become a follower if you aren't already. Your prize? A pink ATG gun! Yep! I just LOVE my ATG gun and use it on every project! And refills for this puppy are easy to find online or at your local craft show like Michaels. You will love it! Winner will be announced Monday!

Good luck and be sure to hop along and leave those comments!!
Craft Secrets DTgirls

Vicki Chrisman Team Leader

Linda Duke (on both teams)
Michele Kovack
Flo Teixeira from France

Heartwarming Vintage Blog

Crafty Secrets website

Eclecitc Paperie DT girls

Broni Holcombe
Latrice Murphy
Linda Ledbetter
Micki Harper
Sherry Cheever
Starla Nelson
Daisy- eP blog

199 comments:

  1. Wow, this is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance ~Diane

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  2. I always love your scrapbook pages Mary, so pretty!

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  3. Friday + a blog hop = Awesome start to the weekend!

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  4. Gorgeous page and such a pretty girl

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  5. Shabby chick perfection! Thanks for sharing your artistry with us!

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  6. Wonderful layout - love that doily and a pretty picture indeed.

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  7. What a perfect idea for my Granddaughters page.

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  8. Wonderful! That "Alice" is certainly a lovely young lady and you have dressed up her page beautifully!

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  9. Sigh this is beautiful. I love the lace and the doily... the whole page. It's gorgeous.

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  10. Super cute page! Love the lace and the 'ticket' on this.

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  11. Mary, this layout is super neat!! Love all the details you put into it - WOW! Great job :)

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  12. Great, great, great!! I'm really impressed with your project! Fun, fun!

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  13. This is absolutely stunning! Beautiful!

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  14. A gorgeous layout. Love the colors and the Alice images. Great job.

    Mary
    www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

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  15. Gorgeous work! and the rest of your blog as well. I love your sensibility.

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  16. Wow, this is just so strikingly beautiful - so many elements and so much to see! My daughter was Alice for Halloween, too - didn't think to make it a focal point of a chabby chic scrappage, but it sure works! This is gorgeous!

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  17. Gorgeous page! I love how you draped the lace to look like a banner. Very cool!

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  18. Can't help but smile when I see your Alice! Thanks for sharing your work of heart!

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  19. What a pretty LO and the stamped image was perfect with your photo!

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  20. Beautiful layout!! Love the lace!! Btw, I have a Kindle and LOVE it, so I totally understand your taking over, I mean, borrowing your husband's!

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  21. Wonderful layout, Mary--love it!

    Julie

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  22. Your embellishments and your layout are just beautiful! What eye candy! Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  23. Thank you for your comment on my blog!

    This page is, as others have said, stunning! So much to see and so soft and pretty! Thank you for sharing!

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  24. Just a bright, chock-full-of-detail layout! Love it!

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  25. fantastic layout! such creativity! thanks for sharing

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  26. This is so fun to admire... all the sweet details you put into it!! Wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. very cute page love it. Thank you for sharing.

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  28. Wonderful layout great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Thank you so much for sharing ! I love your layout !

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  30. Beautiful layout. Such attention to detail.

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  31. Very pretty, and what a sweet subject

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  32. As always, your work is amazing! You can't go wrong with these beautiful products!
    Karen

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  33. Such a beautiful, feminine page - and lovely girl! Thanks for sharing this amazing page with us.

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  34. What an amazing layout. So pretty.

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  35. So cute...thank you for sharing.

    Have a God Filled Day
    Shirley

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  36. c'est vraiment un super jeu qui permet de découvrir votre blog et vos très jolies réalisations..... je tente ma chance...
    bisous

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  37. Encore un superbe blog romantique comme j'aime, wahouuuuuuuu!
    biz

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  38. This layout is all girl and simply delish!

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  39. Very nice. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

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  40. Love every vintage detail! Just Beautiful!

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  41. What a pretty and totally fun page! nice to remember things like this with a nice LO

    Love dawnxx

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  42. Your page is so pretty. Love Creative Scraps for that simple and just right embellishment.

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  43. Love your layout!

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  44. Such a pretty scrapbook page. I love your talent. TFS

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  45. I read where you thought you might have gone overboard, NEVER, this is perfect!!! I need some of this stuff!! Lets see if I win first, then off to buy!!!

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  46. Gorgeous layout, I love all the pink with splashes of blue!!!

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  47. What a fantastic layout! I am sure she'll love it! This would look wonderful in a frame. :-)

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  48. Beautiful layout for a lovely subject! The detail on the page is wonderful. Great job!

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  49. Such a pretty layout. Love the little details surrounding. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. So pretty and fun at the same time...just gorgeous...

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  51. I love how you used the bits of lace and the doily. Your choices are perfect for Alice.

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  52. Mary, Very interesting and beautiful layout!!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and the nice comments.
    Please visit again!!! Cindy

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  53. Gorgeous layout thank you for sharing
    Marilyn

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  54. WOW!!!! BEAUTIFUL scrapbook page!!! It's SO PRETTY!!! Your student DID make a PERFECT Alice!!! :)

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  55. Pretty layout! This one makes me wish I was a scrapbooker!

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  56. i love your layout, the photo is so great, very wonderful project
    my name is nelly and i'm french,i don't speak english very well, sorry
    kiss nelly

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  57. What a great layout page you have made!!!!

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  58. Very nice page, beautiful girl.

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  59. Gorgeous! I love what you've created.

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  60. I just love the dimension. Beautiful!
    SuZeQ ~ kosec@sbcglobal.net

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  61. I simply love your scrapbook page! I love the style you used, and think its a work of art that should be framed, instead of put in a page protector! Love it!

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  62. Love your student as Alice....your page is wonderful...

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  63. Love all things ALICE. thanks for sharing your scrapbook page with us.

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  64. Gorgeous layout! Love the Wonderland theme.

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  65. Awesome as usual, your layouts are beautiful!

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  66. Great layout. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. You didn't go overboard one bit! Great job!!

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  68. Your page is beautiful! It is so romantic and vintage--love love it!
    Carole Gatza

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  69. Mary this is gorgeous!! I just love it!!!

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  70. Love this sweet layout! And I am with you sister when it comes to spring break and a margarita!

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  71. Not many projects leave me speechless but yours did just that!! AWESOME JOB

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  72. Love the romantic feel of the page and your choice of music on the blog!

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  73. Beautiful layout Mary! Very nice!

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  74. What a beautiful layout, Mary! That photo is so perfect with the Wonderland scraps!! And your flowers, doily and lace are such perfect accents!! This was really a fun hop...I had a great time!

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  75. Beautiful layout. It makes me want too get into my scrap room and dig into my scrapbooks!

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  76. so cute! love the mix of elements.

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  77. Love the pink and the lace. Thanks for sharing and getting me thinking about putting things together that I initially might not consider.

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  78. Stunning layout. Love the colors and the lace and what a darling "Alice."

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  79. what a fun wonderful layout!
    Sandra ltb

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  80. Your layout is wonderful! I love the colors and layering of images!

    Enjoy your margarita and "stolen" book reader!

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  81. Wonderful layout. Thanks for a chance to win and for sharing your talent.

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  82. How sweet of you to add your own giveaway, I would love to win that!

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  83. I Loved This Composition!! So much fun to look at...and look at...and look at! :-)

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  84. Love your layout Mary. I visit your blog every day so I can take in all of your beautiful work, embellishments etc. Your are truly an inspiration. Hugs Linda Duke

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  85. Such a beautiful LO! Love all the layers and elements that you used!

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  86. Beautiful layout. I love all of the shapes, textures and layering.

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  87. I love your layout. It is just beautiful. I look forward to your next project. It is so sweet of you to add your own prize to the mix. I have been wanting one of the ATG guns everyone talks about forever.

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  88. Lovely layout. She's the sweetest Alice I've seen. Great giveaway!
    Susan

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  89. cute range of products, looks like you had fun creating these projects

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  90. Beautiful layout. I may have to scraplift this one. My 5 yr old grand daughter was Alice for halloween too. I haven't scrapped her photos yet. I may need this set of embellishments of her pages.

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  91. wonderful layout love alice stamp

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  92. This layout is so beautiful, I love the little pocket you added!

    How so very sweet of you to offer up your own blog candy! I've been wanting an ATG gun for awhile now, so thank you so much for sharing & the chance to win!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  93. Fab layout and use of the photo of the adorable student dressed like Alice.

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  94. What a pretty page! I love the collage of flowers!

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  95. Oh what a beautiful layout! I love all the fun vintage goodies, just stunning!

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  96. Beautiful layout! Pink Pink Pink! I love it!

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  97. Love this shabby vintage layout. The flowers, images and lace are great.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  98. Cute cute cute Thanks for sharing your talent

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  99. Fabulous layout! Love the flowers! The lace is a great touch. Wonderful hop and so much inspiration. Would be fun to win but the inspiration is the best! Thanks.

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  100. love your project, thanks for sharing your talents!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net
    LOVE MICHAEL!!!!!!!!!!

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  101. What a Beautiful Alice!

    I became a follower

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  102. Your layout is just gorgeous! You're really talented.

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  103. Fabulous layout and I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  104. Beautiful page! thank you for a chance to win, i have been wanting one of these atg guns forever. great work!

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  105. Gorgeous scarpbook page!!! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent.

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  106. What a beautiful scrapbook page!! Love all the details!

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  107. Such a beautiful layout and fab lace. will definately be following your blog. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

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  108. So pretty and feminine. I love lace and flowers. PS - Thanks for the Pumpkin Cranberry Scone recipe.

    Dorothy C.

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  109. Sweet LO of Alice in wonderland. Thanks for sharing. I'm a "follower".

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  110. Love your layout and just became a follower

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  111. What a beautiful LO, love your layering!! These Alice in Wonderland images are adorable!

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  112. Your Alice page is lovely! Can't wait to get my hands on some of that paper.
    carol b

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  113. Love the layout, that Alice has always been my favourite.

    Cathx

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  114. WOW...love the layout!! Very elegant.

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  115. I just love the Alice in Wonderland theme. Lovely Project.

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  116. Just beautiful! So glad I have come across your blog.

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  117. What a fabulous layout and I would be happy to be a new follower. That is what I love about blog hops we get introduced to new blogs! Yay! Swooning over your talent! I can see you put a lot time into your work!! :-)

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  118. What a fabulous Alice! A very wonderful layout. Thanks for sharing.

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  119. WHAT A FABULOUS LAYOUT!! THANKS for sharing!! Have a WONDERFUL WEEKEND!! =)

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  120. Jolie réa très tendre, bravo.
    Athena.

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  121. What a beautiful layout. Love your work.

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  122. I love your scrapbook page. Your layout and embellishments are wonderful. I can see this page framed and hanging on the wall. Thank you for sharing.

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  123. I love this...you are so talented!!

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  124. I love the soft colors your using...thanks for sharing.

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  125. This is such a beautiful scrapbook page. The picture is beautiful and the embelishments are so beautiful around it.

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  126. A super LO. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  127. Gorgeous layout!! I love all of the details on it.

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  128. Just gorgeous so so pretty oh and such inspiration on your blog thanks !

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  129. this is a georgeous layout and the subject matter is so special...truly alice herself! and...you can never have too many flowers! very special. thank you for sharing.

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  130. This is a wonderful page. I love the lace and doily, and the other details you addeed. Beautiful....

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  131. Beautiful layout! Pat neihejp@att.net

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  132. Hi Mary,
    What a fun way to showcase your pretty Alice and bring the Crafty Secrets images to life! Thanks for sharing!

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  133. Gorgoeus layout....love the shabby vintage look...these new Crafty Secrets look wnderful!!

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  134. What a fun and lovely lay out. So beautifully put together.

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  135. Love the Alice in Wonderland layout that you have created. Thanks for a chance to win the ATG gun as well.

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  136. Oh my goodness...how perfect was that photo for your layout?!! I love the Alice images and your page is just wonderful!

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  137. I am loving this blog hop...so many different projects and they are all unique! Love your layout!

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  138. Beautiful layout, loving all the lace. Thanks for sharing.

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  139. What a cute idea to use an "Alice" photo in with your Alice project - love it!

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  140. I'm definitely following you now.I love your layout-it's pure eye candy without being pretentious and contrived.Love your style.

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  141. Mary, what a collection of 'bringin' back memories' lace you have showcased in this Vintage blog hop! Eyepopping soft and strongly subtle embellishments down to the ticket gave a tour worth the hop. Thank you for sharing your award winning skill for the rest of us to browse and from which we may learn. And! you added a tape runner of volume, OWOWOWOWOOOOOW!
    Keep Looking UP!
    mt23stamperatyahoo

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  142. Love your layout. Not a big layout maker myself, but love getting inspiration to maybe get my behind in gear and get some done =) I am now one of your newest followers and cant wait to see more from you.

    Hugs from Lilli =)
    l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com
    www.crazycardmaker.blogspot.com

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  143. I just became a follower and an awesome addition to my blogroll, you are, yes, that was a true grammatical butchering. :0/ The wonderland set is such a perfect choice for this layout, I also love the flowers and detail that you added!

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  144. New follower and I can hardly wait to see future creations! Beautiful work. I love the Shabby look but I can never seem t get it right. This is perfect. TFS
    Kathie
    kathlee154atgmaildotcom
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  145. I just love your shabby layout. It so much to my liking. all the old lace and vintage. Great work.

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  146. Wonderful! I love the flowers and use of the lace.

    Kristin

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  147. Love the layering thanks for sharing.

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  148. Very pretty! love all the details and layers!

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  149. Love your layout for this Blog Hop, I always really liked that picture of Alice with the long neck. I really like your style and I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog through this hop. I also want to thank you for turning me on to Anna and her amazing paper flowers. Wow, you're not kidding, is she ever talented. I was reading your blog how your waiting patiently for spring. Come on out to Arizona, we've already been in the 90's here if you can believe that. At any rate, thanks so much for sharing and inspiring. Take care!

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  150. What a great layout! I need to put this set of scraps on my wish list. Really doesn't seem fair to call these wonderful images scraps - does it? Thanks for the chance to play !

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  151. It is so pretty.Congratulations.

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  152. I love your layout! I love adding flower clusters too! (you can see my last layout on my blog!) love your blog header as well. =)
    **new follower too!
    xo

    http://callelillycafe.blogspot.com

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  153. I enjoy seeing all of your creations. They are very inspiring!
    Eve

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  154. Okay first off thanks to Michelle I found your blog and I cannot tell you how much fun it is you are very talented and it is so funn to just scroll over all you wonderful creations thank you !

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  155. Beautiful layout Thank-you for sharing

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  156. Some beautiful, some cute!! I love it all!! Thanks for the inspiration... and to Crafty Secrets and EP! What fun this has been!!

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  157. Cute layout. Goes with your picture perfectly! I became a follower - an ATG has been on my wish list for a while now! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  158. Great layout. Love the vintage theme with lace.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Laurie
    gardenfarey@hotmail.com

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  159. Great Layout! Thanks for the chance to win... your blog is so cute!

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  160. What a gorgeous, shabby-chic look, perfect for the photo and great use of all the Heartwarming Vintage images...beautiful!

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  161. what a beautiful layout! that is the style i wish i could have!!!

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  162. Just became a follower. Really enjoying the blog hop. Fun to see your beautiful lo.

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  163. This beautiful! I love your project. I have become a follower too!

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  164. What a lovely layout - great shabby chic. That photo is perfect too.

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  165. I LOVE this L/O!! the colors are great, the details perfect! I agree the student made a great Alice. I am not a huge AIW fan, But I am a Tea fan, this is an awesome set, (the scraps, not sure I want the stamps...I love the oz set and the country set)
    I am a new follower, and i thank you for the opportunity to win something. (especially this something LOL)
    Susan

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  166. What a beautiful page, stunning artwork, should be framed. Sounds like a nice weekend, reading and yum, margarita!!! Pass the salsa. What a generous gift you are giving out, that is so nice of you. Have a great week.

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  167. Wonderful layout and such a pretty "Alice"!

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  168. This is gorgeous! As always I love the vintage feel and all the beautiful details you include.


    ~Cheryl~


    Check out my blog candy!

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