Friday, October 17, 2014

mama elephant anniversary stampede

It's the final day of the Mama Elephant Stampede, and I'm happy to join and share the love!  
Happy 2nd Anniversary Mama Elephant!  

You should have arrived here from the lovely Lisa Spangler.


I made this card, using Boutique Borders to make the plaid background, Arctic Penguins for the cute little family, and the sentiment comes from Alpine Carolers.  The banner die cut is made from the Bold Banner creative cut.



Some pics of the plaid-making.  First, and most importantly, I made pencil marks at the midpoints for all 4 sides of the card to guide me and keep things straight.  Then I embossed the striped borders using white and black embossing powder.  Finally, I blended on a few shades of pinks and reds.



Mama Elephant's new release is packed with wonderful images, perfect for the holidays and all year round.  



And, because I just couldn't stop playing with the Boutique Border set, I made another to share:)  The penguins are again from Arctic Penguins, and the hearts that they made as they skate towards each other are from its companion set Jolly and Merry.  The "happy" script die cut and the words from the penguins' flags are from the "Happy Everything" set, a bonus that Mama Elephant is offering.  Please see banner at the top for the details.


Its like the penguin couple is protesting, or demonstrating rather...demonstrating their love for one another!  Ha!

There's a great sale and awesome prizes to be won, so make sure to check out the rest of the stampede and leave some comments for a chance to win some goodies!

SALE
* There will be a 10% discount code active for the 3 day blog hop (HAPPY2ME)
* Purchases over $100 will receive the HAPPY EVERYTHING stamp set free.
* Purchases over $150 will receive the HAPPY EVERYTHING stamp set and HAPPY SCRIPT die free.


GIVEAWAYS
* We are giving away THREE $25 gift certificates each day of the Stampede, 9 winners total.  Winners will be chosen randomly based on comments left on the designer's blogs, so make sure to leave lots of love for everyone along the stampede.   
* Exclusive prize giveaways on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, 3 winners total.
* Winners will be chosen and announced by us Monday, October 20th on the ME blog. 

And, now off to the amazing Iwona Palamountain

Thanks for stopping by!!!  And, congratulations to Kryssi and Angela, the Mamas behind Mama Elephant.  You two are amazing! The love that you put into your products gets passed on to us when we use them.  And then that love is shared to the people who get the cards we make.  Ummm...cheesy, but true!

205 comments :

  1. Cute, cute card. I love your plaid background and your cute little penguin family!

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  2. Love card, I love the background and how all the penguins each have an accessory. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Your card is so cute! I love those penguins! What a great idea to place them as a family! Thanks for your inspiration.

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  4. Love your card...so incredibly cute. Such a surprising and clever background!

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  5. Non traditional colors and lovely plaid!

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  6. The penguins are adorable and I love the background.

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  7. So cute! Just love these little guys!

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  8. My family loves the penguin set, a must have.

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  9. So cute, so lovely cards :))) I just Love these release!

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  10. I love the way you used the Boutique Border set-totally inspiring! Of course those Arctic Penguins are to cute for words!

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  11. hi Lorraine!!! these cards are awesome!!!!

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  12. your backgrounds are amazing, love the plaid so much!

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  13. The backgrounds are beautiful! The penguins are so happy!

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  14. The boutique borders really set the scene for these adorable penguins. Great cards!

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  15. I love how you've used the border stamps and then embossed them for extra background texture. Beautiful cards! I love them both!

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  16. Great plaid background, and instructions! Interesting use of border dies. Fun cards!

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  17. This is just adorable.. I think the penguins are just perfect and the sentiment in the last card has me singing...." so happy together"

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  18. Wow! Those backgrounds are awesome! I love both of your cards.

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  19. Love the so happy together card. Very creative!

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  20. I love your little family of penguins! Adorable!

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  21. Beautiful!! That plaid background has me giddy!! Can't wait to try it!!

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  22. I adore both of those cards! LOVE! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. Adorable! Lovin’ the new release!
    ~God bless!

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  24. Gorgeous cards, super cute penguins!

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  25. Great examples of what to do with the boarder stamp set. I love both cards. :)

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  26. all these cards are beautiful!! :)

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  27. This release is just...well....FUN! Im likin' most all of it...especially the new pigment colors. And...that penguin set.well ME just knew we would all want it didnt they?

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  28. Really cool backgrounds on your cards!

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  29. Ooohhh those backgrounds are amazing, love them. Those penguins really stole my heart.

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  30. Both of the cards are adorable, especially the second one!!

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  31. SO glad you used the boutique borders. I wanted to see it worked up and boy did you ever nail it. These backgrounds you've created are awesome.

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  32. Oh my, both of your cards are absolutely adorable! LOVE your backgrounds!

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  33. Very cute and creative cards!

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  34. Love the backgrounds and who doesn't love penguins love this release

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  35. Both cards are very creative and super sassy!

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  36. HOpping along and loving it. Awesome hop, awesome creation...

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  37. Like on my personal FB page : https://www.facebook.com/MORENTIN1326/likes

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  38. Liked on my Blog's FB Page : https://www.facebook.com/AdventureOfTheCreativeMind?ref=hl

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  39. Following on Twitter : https://twitter.com/Morentin1326/status/523139013528395777

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  40. Wow! I love the plaid - and the penguins of course!!

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  41. Plaid - wow - stunning. Love how you created it. Love your cards - so fun - thanks for sharing.

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  42. Great background - and I just love those little penguins!

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  43. Love that plaid background! Thanks for showing how.

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  44. Love the plaid!! I'm going to give this a try. Thanks so much. The Penguins are just so cute!!

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  45. Love all the awesome backgrounds on your cards!

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  46. Such cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. You created such awesome backgrounds! Love both cards :)

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  48. the family card is beautiful. fun that you can adapt it to the size of your family.
    the second card is pretty too.
    thanks for sharing.

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  49. Oh I love the heat embossing for the background!

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  50. So cute with a penguin family portrait! Love it!

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  51. I didn't realize this whimsical Arctic Penguin set could bring so much love as well. Your cards are creatively done. Thanks.

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  52. Beautiful backgrounds. I love how you used these penguins for cards other than winter/Christmas.

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  53. Love the distressed background on your cards. Awesome!

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  54. I love that you used the border stamp set! Your cards are too cute! I laughed out loud when I saw the demonstrators! Love it!

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  55. Wow! I love the backgrounds you created. The HAPPY die cut is on my must-have list.

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  56. Super fun backgrounds! Love them! Thanks for sharing
    Xo's

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  57. Cute cards. Thanks for the tutorial for the plaid! Very helpful.

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  58. Love how you used the products. Happy cards.

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  59. Very clever use of all the products on this card! Love it!

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  60. Those are gorgeous. I love the backgrounds!

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  61. Really cool how you created your own plaid embossed background! Love your creative cards!

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  62. Really like the bright plaid background - so different!

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  63. I really like your plaid! But I'm loving that "So Happy Together" card. Perfect! This blog is making me like Mama Elephant & Kryssi & Angela even more! Thanks & Happy Anniversary Mama Elephant!

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  64. Love both of the backgrounds!!

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  65. Those backgrounds are just gorgeous!

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  66. OMG!! Love how you inked the paper, but really LOVE that last card. It is so cute how they hold those signs.

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  67. I can't believe you made the backgrounds -- they are awesome. And the cards are too darn cute! Love them both.

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  68. I seriously love the background on this card and I thought I could do without the background stamp set....wrong. tfs

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  69. Great job on the background, really amazing! Using pinks and reds really makes everything pop.

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  70. Adorable cards! I especially LOVE the plaid background you created! It's absolutely FABULOUS!

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  71. Glad I bought the border stamp set! :D

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  72. Love your cards; those penguins are great!

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  73. Ack! That plaid looks AMAZING and I love the penguins!

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  74. Love the backgrounds especially the pink background. It is awesome!

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  75. LOVELOVELOVE the plaid background! It is a great background for the adorable penguins! TFS!

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  76. Two great background ideas. I love the sentiment with the 3 penguins together.

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  77. Amazing background on both cards, great backgrounds can make a good card amazing. Great job.

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  78. Love how you combined elements from different sets!

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  79. Those penguins are great...love your backgrounds!!

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  80. I adore your plaid background! So much work but it's worth it :)

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  81. Lovin' the penguins with the flags...too stinkin' cute!

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  82. I love the plaid background on the first card and the penguins with flags are just so cute in the second card! ^_^

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  83. Such cute cards!! LOVE the family of penguins and the kissing penguins are so sweet!!

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  84. Love both cards! Nice to see the penguins as more than a Christmas card.

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  85. Oh how fun! I loved
    your first card and
    then saw the second
    one! Great job on both.
    Carla from Utah

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  86. Great background and colors!

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  87. What cool backgrounds to your super cute penguins!

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  88. These backgrounds are awesome!! And how about those penguins??? So so cute! TFS xxx

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  89. I so love your pink plaid background! Awesome!

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  90. Very cute penguin cards--I like the backgrounds you created.

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  91. Your background on the first card is amazing...I thought it was patterned paper at first! Both cards are absolutely adorable! I love the penguins.

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  92. Two very cute cards. Love your background and color on the first card. Im in love with those penguins for sure.

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  93. I really love your background! Thanks for the tips on how to make it. Your card is quite inspiring!

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  94. Wow-I thought that paper was printed card stock! You made it! I'm so impressed.
    What an adorable card :-)

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  95. Very cute cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  96. What a great background. The little penguins are simply adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  97. Your card are adorable... these penguins are super cute :)

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  98. Wow. Two great cards. Love the plaid and the sweet penguins!

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  99. The plaid you created is simply fantastic. I love love love it! Thanks.

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  100. Wow! Your cards are fantastic! Super cute and those backgrounds are awesome!

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  101. Great cards! I love the penguins.

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  102. Both of these cards are soooo stinkin cute!!!!

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  103. Such great backgrounds. I love them both. Thanks

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  104. Awesome backgrounds and cards! Very creative.

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  105. Your backgrounds are so fantastic. Lovely cards, thanks for sharing.

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  106. Lovely cards, your backgrounds are gorgeous! TFS

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  107. your backgrounds work perfectly with the penguins!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  108. Your backgrounds are so creative--love your designs! Great way to showcase these adorable penguins!

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  109. Adorable cards! Love that plaid background! I ordered that stamp set! Love it! Nancee :)

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  110. Love how you did the plaid card and the 2nd one is just adorable with the penguins holding flags. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  111. Beautiful cards an awesome release <3

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  112. Your plaid is marvelous! And your penguin family is adorable. Love the "happy" penguins, too!

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  113. love your bgs--I'll be they have great texture!

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  114. Both cards are so cute and I love that you gave a non-Christmas slant to the second card, showing the versatility of these stamps. Great inspiration.

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  115. OMG.. Your two cards are so adorable - love it!!!!

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  116. Love the plaid and the cute penguins.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  117. What a fabulously pink non-traditional-Christmas background! Love both of your cards!

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  118. darling card! Love the fun scallops and the way you created that awesome sentiment... too cute!

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  119. Holy Moly! That background is incredible!!! LOVE the colors!

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  120. such beautiful cards~ love the backgrounds!

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  121. Love the plaid background. Very cute cards!

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  122. Love the plaid! And, of course, the cute penguin family! Clever idea!

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  123. I love how you used the background stamps - very cool.

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  124. Those borders seem so versatile! Thanks for showing us some great ways to use them!

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  125. I love the penguins! That background is awesome, too!

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  126. This is just too cute and creative! Especially love the second card and how you put together the sets!

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  127. So adorable! Love the plaid and especially the second card with that background. Go penguins!

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  128. I really like how you used the new borders stamps.

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  129. Such creative use of the border stamps! TFS!!!

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  130. This is so adorable! I love your backgrounds! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  131. the card is so nice...love all the new release so much..

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  132. Wow and wow! Both of your cards are incredible and just love the plaid background, its phenomenal!

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  133. love how you used the borders!

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  134. awesome cards - the plaid background is dynamite and the two penguins on the other card is so cute!

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  135. How creative you are with the plaid background.. then the adorable penguins.. love them and love your card.. great job

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  136. Loved your explanation of the plaid background. It highlights the penguins so well. Love those little guys!

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  137. ohhhhh, these penguins and ohhhhh, your blog....all SPLENDID!!!!! I can't believe you created the plain yourself - I thought it was just paper, you all are SOOOO talented and I am so thankful for the inspiration and awesome stamps from ME! Happy 2nd!!!

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  138. Your plaid background is just amazing. Those cute little penguins are so sweet, love the heart trail. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  139. wow both card are really amazing and beautiful!!!

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  140. That border stamp was created for plaid, wasn't it? Nice work.

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  141. Adorable cards! I love the backgrounds on both of them!!!

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  142. You've worked magic with these little penguins! Two delightful cards...I'm smiling all over my face at seeing these!
    ~c

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  143. Adorable!! love the penguin family. so so cute!

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  144. Both are just great and love the background!

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  145. Love live love your cards... Super cute

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  146. LOL demonstrating their love! I love it! Super cute cards! tfs hugs, Kristina

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  147. You cards are oh so sweet and lovely! Thanks for sharing your skill and talent!

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  148. Both the cards are lovely. Especially loved the plaid background in the first!

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  149. So cute! Just love these little guys!
    eva

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  150. love your backgrounds! Who needs patterned paper?
    Sandra ltb

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  151. Great backgrounds that you created! Super cute cards!

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  152. Great release! Love the penguins!

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  153. I love the backgrounds and the penguins!

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  154. I love what you did with the pink background! These penguins are adorbs, I already got the set and can't wait for it to arrive ^.^

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  155. Awesome cards luv the resist embossing and inking

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  156. Love the colors. Both cards are amazingly cute.

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  157. Amazing cards! Of course the images are adorable, but I also love the plaid you created on the first and the little flags on the second.

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  158. Nice cards...the penguins are so cute

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  159. What a cute penguin family. Lovely card! :)

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  160. How adorable!! LOVE the background on the first card. So fun!! I love how you created the sentiment for the second card. Those penguins are precious!!

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  161. I absolutely adore your plaid background! I must give this a try. It's so bold and fun!

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  162. Love the plaid background on the first card. The second one is outstanding too. Thanks.

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  163. Wonderful cards. That plaid background is awesome and your second card is totally cute.

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  164. Happy 2nd Anniversary, Great release! I love the amazing pink plaid BG you created!

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  165. I am in complete awe at your home made background papers. A fantastic way to use those border stamps. There you have it, a wonderful justification for more stamps to be added to my wish list. Thanks.

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  166. Cool background! I have ordered the penguins and you have gave me a great idea for a card for my husband. Our 20th anniversary is Christmas Eve!

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  167. Love that bckground. It really made the cute image pop!!!

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  168. Love both backgrounds of your cards !!!

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  169. Both of these cards are just so cute! I love all the details. That's what really makes them shine!

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