Monday, August 8, 2011

Welcome Blog Hoppers!




Welcome to the first day of the Graphic 45/Want2Scrap Blog Hop! The two design teams have been hard at work to share with you some absolutely amazing crafty goodness! Each day you can hop around to 3 to 4 DT members blogs to catch some great inspiration. Don't forget to stop by the Graphic 45 and Want2Scrap blogs and facebook pages.

Want2Scrap and Graphic 45 will both be giving out two prizes. Leave a comment on any of the blog posts during the week to be eligible for one of two "blog" prizes, one from Graphic 45 and one from Want2Scrap. Also, leave a comment on the Facebook pages of Graphic 45 and Want to Scrap to be entered forone of the two "Facebook" prizes. Winners will be chosen by random draw. Good Luck to everyone!!!

Here is my project for you to enjoy!

I took one of the Want-2-Scrap chipboard mini albums and instead of making it into an album, I used the individual pages as mattes within shadow box frames. The 6" square images form Christmas Emporium fit perfectly with in the matting. I then added either a pearl or crystal Want2Scrap swirl. A crackle painted chip board flourish and a spray of flowers on each image added a consistent component to all four boxes.









Materials:
Paper - Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium
Chip board book pages and flourish - Want2Scrap
Pearls and Bling - Want2Scrap
Flowers - Prima
Shadow Box Frames (12 x 12) - MCS Industries

I have the perfect spot to hang these as a group during the holiday season (OMG! it really IS just around the corner!)

Enjoy your hop! Here are the links to others in today's hop!

Tara Orr - www.eachmoment-onlyonce.blogspot.com
Elise Durenberger - www.mamacowcreations.blogspot.com
Graphic 45 - www./g45papers.typepad.com
Want2Scrap - www.want2scrapco.blogspot.com

Thank you for stopping by!!

Laura

195 comments:

  1. Love everything you do! I have several of your kits yet to complete but I will! Thanks for sharing all your beautiful creations.

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  2. Oh wow!! I have always loved your work..You're so very talented....

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  3. Elegance and simplicity - all in one. Great job Laura!

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  4. Fabulous project! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Beautiful use of the Graphic 45 panels! Admire the details of your work.

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  6. Love all of your work, and especially with Graphic 45. You really think "outside the box."
    Vicki Lee

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  7. Love your design! Such a great idea to use the
    shadow box.

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  8. This is fabulous! I love the idea of making them unique shadowbox hangings instead of just staying with the album. Gorgeous!

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  9. Once again, I am surprised by your creativity! Beautiful work,
    Laura!

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  10. great idea, i love my Graphic 45 paper but it hurts to cut it, this is the solution , the bling is perfect

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  11. June-Marie (mermaid49)August 8, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    Super Laura....would make a nice wall display decorated according to which ever holiday is upcoming....thanks for yet another cool idea.

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  12. oh my goodness Laura - these are all amazingly gorgeous and elegant! what a fantastic idea and they are each so unique and exquisite! Wonderful job!

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  13. Laura, lovely, as usual. The black frames really let the art stand out.

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  14. What a neat idea to use the pages as individual pieces and then framing them.

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  15. Love your work! It is always amazing to see what you have come up with. Thank you.

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  16. Gorgeous work as always!! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

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  17. these are just so gorgeous! so very much graphic45, to bad christmas is still so far away!
    Greetings from the Netherlands

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  18. Wonderful! I stare and wonder! :-) Congratulations!

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  19. OMG These are amazing!! This paper is fabulous to say the least. Thanks for sharing this amazing project.

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  20. What a great idea using the chipboard album as frames instead of its intended purpose! Love it!

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  21. wow... what gorgeous projects!!

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  22. These are stunning Laura!! Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration!

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  23. Oh my lands! This set of wall art is AMAZING! You are so very very very talented!!!

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  24. Awesome project!! It inspired me a lot!

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  25. Very cool! I had never thought of using a chipboard mini in this way-I will definitely be trying this in the future!

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  26. Beautiful project Laura! Love that you used the book as wall hangings, so clever!!!

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  27. These are absolutely amazing! You are so full of creativity and you never seeses to amaze me with all the gorgeous projects you create. Love your work!!!! Hugs...Mona

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  28. What unique holiday decor items! Thanks for sharing.
    Jan B.

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  29. Laura, you are beyond brilliant with everything you design. I hope you choose to do these shadow boxes as a project. I love everything you come up with.

    Sheila Randel

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  30. i so admire your work and ingenuity. the products are great! however, i bet if they gave you a phone book and walked away...you would still turn out amazing projects! thank you so much for being you!!!

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  31. Your work is amazing!! I really love the manner of using it for walldecoration!

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  32. You framed them beautifully! Perfect backdrop for the wonderful Graphic45 papers!

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  33. Wonderful. I love them and everything you do. I'll be keeping this idea and making some myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  34. These are absolutely heirloom precious!

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  35. Such a stunning project. The papers are stunning. I love how you used the album pages. These will be a wonderful addition to your Christmas decor.

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  36. Stunning wall hangings! They will look gorgeous on your walls! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  37. Just imagine...the queen of the mini album turns the pages into beautiful wall hangings. Your creativity is always an inspiration.

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  38. Laura your stuff is always fresh and amazing. Love todays project, the possibilities are endless.

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  39. Beautiful Christmas decor items -- great job -- LOVE Graphic 45!!!

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  40. OMG, what a fabulous idea, love this! These are totally gorgeous, thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  41. Great projects...great inspiration! Thanks Laura
    from Nadia

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  42. Beautiful projects and great inspiration, Laura!

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  43. Love your shadow boxes. Very elegant! ElaineinBB

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  44. Wow Laura, you did a great job and I just love your work.

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  45. Laura it is pretty ilove all of your projects.

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  46. Laura stunning just stunning love the G45 and Want2Scrap

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  47. This project is perfectly done...so much inspiration and really a wonderful home decor project...thanks so much! I also like your 'trunk' project.

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  48. What a great idea. They're all so beautiful and will make a great Christmas decoration.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Dorothy C.

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  49. Very pretty!! Love your blog!
    Deb, qoq_1athotmaildotcom

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  50. Lovely, Laura + Graphic 45 = AMAZING

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  51. What can I say this is gorgeous!
    wiglo@sbcglobal.net

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  52. Just wonderful. I love graphic45!

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  53. These are wonderful! Absolutely wonderful!

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  54. Laura, they are lovely. Graphic45 is such fun to work with. You did a gorgeous job.Loretta from Mo

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  55. these plaques are lovely-love all your work thanks for all the inspiration
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  56. Laura, I would like (just one blip of a second) to be in your head !!! You are an awesomely creative person. WOW!!

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  57. Beautiful projects! Yes, it is right around the corner!

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  58. Nice. I always like your work.

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  59. wow, how incredible! I love your projects. I have not bought any of this paper. My store does not have it and I haven't ordered any yet, but this makes me want to do it! tfs Tami
    www.tamboscreations.blogspot.com

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  60. What a fun way to use the mini album. I absolutely love the first image with Santa and the little ones.

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  61. As always Laura, your designs are wonderful. I just finished making the Pick a Pocket album, and will definitely be ordering the Tag Your It pattern. Your designs, combined with Grahic 45 and Want2Scrap materials are a win-win situation for all of us. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  62. magnifique tout est superbe

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  63. Wow! Another creative and beautiful project to inspire us!

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  64. Laura, these are simply gorgeous. I love anything Graphic 45 comes out with, but this is really going to enhance this year's Holidays. Beautiful project.
    Marcie

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  65. It's just one big WOW! Lovely projects and so much fun on this hop
    Adi
    adiabada0112@hotmail.com

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  66. Love your work and this hop projects are just outstanding!

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  67. I loved the vintage look and feel of the whole set. this is something I'd use and enjoy. Lovely project results...

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  68. These are just sooo cute! Perfect gift to others or yourselves!!!!
    Thanks for sharing this :)
    Hugs

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  69. I am not surprised to have you once again thinking outside the box!! I cannot tell you how absolutely beautiful this are... thanks so very much for your talent and inspiration!!

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  70. So elegant! Love them.I am a new follower of your blog,joydee1963 at yahoo at yahoo dot com

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  71. Graphic 45 papers are wonderful as usual and you do wonders with them as usual.

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  72. Hey Laura, the projects are beautiful, as usual. The G45 papers are always amazing and when you work with them, they are double amazing. What a great gift idea, no one would ever know it is scrapbook paper! Love it,
    See ya on U-Stream

    CrazyOldMe
    Syd
    sydegan@hotmail.om

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  73. These are absolutely SCRUMPTIOUS!!! As a fellow Seattlite, you know that subtlety is everything, and you have so beautifully captured that in your projects. Nice job!

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  74. Brilliant!! As always you've done a fabulous job of tweaking the ordinary. You really are an inspiration to me to think outside the box.

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  75. What a neat idea !!! I love wall art & these look fabulous!!

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  76. Wow, cool idea! Love your work, TFS.

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  77. You never cease to amaze me! I just love everything you do! Thanks for sharing another beautiful project.
    Pam
    panuttingatgmaildotcom

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  78. Wow what a beautiful project. Thanks for sharing,

    Joyce
    jjocarlson@yahoo.com

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  79. These are beautiful. I love how you think "outside the box" and create projects other than cards and scrapping. I need to crawl out of that box!

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  80. LOVELY IDEA LAURA. HUGS XOCHITL MONTANO

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  81. Gorgeous Home Decor Project!! Great idea!!

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  82. WOW absolutely beautiful!!! I love seeing the paper used in non-scrapbook related ways

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  83. Gorgeous!! Love ho0w you used these papers!

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  84. What a great idea for Christmas Decor, and beautifully brought together - thanks for the inspiration... Hugs x

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  85. I love paper but don't scrapbook and this project is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  86. Thanks Laura! You are the one who introduced me to Graphic45. I am hooked!!! All of your projects are so creative!!! Thanks again

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  87. OMGOSH!!!!!! Christmas is my FAVORITE!!!!! I Lve this! Taking notes for my next shopping trip. THANKS!!!!!!!!

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  88. How can I not have found your blog before now?? I mean, look at all the greatness I have been missing, especially since I adore mini-albums with a difference!! And those G45 shadowboxes are just the thing I want for my walls at Xmas. VERY nice to meet you!

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  89. What a great idea. I LOVE IT! It would be nice to change the pictures every week during Christmas...

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  90. What a great idea for the holidays. Love that they are framed separately.

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  91. Love the idea and love that paper!

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  92. Wow, these are so beautiful! And what a great use of the chipboard album! Love it!

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  93. Absolutely terrific! What a great way to combine the products and have gorgeous art for the holidays!

    ~Thanks, Esther
    esthert119(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  94. fabulous idea for the holidays love it.

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  95. If your hand is in it, I always love it! You have a real talent! Love your projects!

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  96. Laura, these are absolutely WONDERFUL!! So fun and elegant at the same time! Bet they look incredible on the wall together!

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  97. Laura - great idea once again. You always remind me to try the unexpected. Brilliant!

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  98. Wonderful work Laura! You're a genius with paper!!

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  99. wow, these are gorgeous wall decors!!! loved them!

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  100. Fantastical wall decorations, thanks for the inspiration!!

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  101. LUV the project, but the scary reference to the Holidays being right around the corner, I could do without! LOL! GREAT Job, thanks for the idea and inspiration!

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  102. What lovely projects. They look fab set in the black frames.

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  103. oh my goodness ... Christmas is just around the corner and this makes me realize I need to get with it ... love this idea ...

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  104. WOW!! What a SWEET little collection of art!! I LOVE them~~but I LOVE all of your creations!! THANKS for sharing with us and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  105. Love them. I too have the perfect place for that festive holiday display! Thanks for sharing Laura!
    Debbie

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  106. *CLUNK!* THAT paper!!!!!!!!!!!! - it's EXQUISITE! Oh, MY goodness, Laura - WHAT superb use of the products from these two OUTRAGEOUSLY gorgeous companies! I'm LOVING this hop and YOUR dynamite inspiration! Thanks for sharing your WONDERFUL talent, my dear!

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  107. Very original and elegant, i simply love your works ;)

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  108. fabulous inspiration and adorable decor! LOVE IT!!!

    -Carisa *blogger wouldn't let me leave a comment*

    http://ladyguineveresinkyfaeries.blogspot.com/

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  109. I love shaadowboxes....and yours are simply elegant!!! They are beautiful!!

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  110. Love your project, those papers are amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  111. These pictures are adorable and I love how you added the accent of the bling on them.

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  112. Gorgeoua! I love how you used the want2scrap chipboard! Just brilliant!

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  113. What gorgeous creations! Very inspiring!

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  114. Your art is amazing. So inspiring. Can't help but be a follower.

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  115. OMG!
    Those were just lovely!
    I realy fancy the effect og the black background! Thanks!

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  116. Love these! What a gorgeous decoration, actually that can be modified for any occasion. Lovely!

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  117. Hi Laura:
    Wow! Great Idea! I truly love this! I was wondering why I haven't seen many videos lately, now I understand why. I never knew you were part of the DT, so my congrats to you is late, but I really am happy for you. Hope to see more videos from you soon. Hugs, Trish

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  118. These cards are simply gorgeous! Such a great idea!

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  119. The shadow boxes are lovely. As always your work both inspires me and brings a smile to my face. Just gorgeous!

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  120. what a fabulous quick project that really makes a statement. TFS

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  121. Your picture frames are a great idea. It's such a fun way to highlight papers so many of us don't want to cut into because they're so pretty. JIL

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  122. I LOVE your Christmas project. Very vintage!

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  123. I recently discovered your blog thanks to a friend of mine, and I'm sooo glad. I can just but admire your talent. These pictures frames are simply amazing!!

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  124. WOW! You have the best ideas. Being able to play in Christmas now while it's been so hot-takes you away to a cooler & fun time. Love the wall hangings! Karen Conner @ krcmasterpiece.blogspot.com

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  125. Fabulous as always! Love these wall hangings!

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  126. Thank you for the lovely ideas. We're having a family Christmas party where we always hand out something to the guests, so this may be what I make this year.

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  127. Great projects. Thanks so much for inspiring!

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  128. Love the beautiful decorated shadow frames. These are a great idea and I think it would also be wonderful to put a family picture in the center. Thank you so much for sharing. I found your blog and videos recently and have been learning so much from you.
    God bless,
    PeggyS

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  129. What a wonderfully different idea!! You did a great job on all four. TFS!!

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  130. What a great idea! so beautiful!

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  131. Laura, your projects are SO very lovely!

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  132. What a simply gorgeous set!

    Janet L.
    Leachm8@aol.com

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  133. I just love your work, Girl you ROCK TFS

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  134. I am a huge fan of yours and love your work.

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  135. Laura, these are stunning! Such a great eye for design you have, I find all your creations so very inspiring!!!

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  136. Ces petits cadres sont superbes et divinement décorés, j'adore. Amitié

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  137. These are fabulous... and would make wonderful gifts. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

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  138. Well you're getting a jump on the holidays!

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  139. These are truly gorgeous Laura - what a briliant idea and i just love these papers. Thank you for sharing - you are such an inspiration. Jen x

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  140. Wonderful! Your talent is amazing, I love seeing your projects. Thank you for always inspiring me to create. Tess

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  141. Hi Laura, I love your work, just beautiful.
    Many kisses from the island of Menorca, Spain

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  142. Hi Laura

    I love the way you think outside the box. I like looking at something and turning it into something else. 3D. Thank you for sharing your beatiful talent.

    Thank you very much for inviting us into your crafty mind.

    Margaret

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  143. lovely projects, the shapes & bling are perfect compliments to the main images.
    ~C8>

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  144. I LOVE shadowboxes, I made them all the time. Now I have a new inspiration for making them!

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  145. Kristina PaschalisAugust 9, 2011 at 9:17 AM

    Everything you do is such an inspiration..Thank you so much !!

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  146. Hi Laura! It's another one of the crazy Friday nighters stopping by for another chance to say how much I love our work and to say thank you for sharing your talents! I am in more and more awe as you unveil each project! Now there is somthing to look forward to on Friday nights! (I hope you can see this...as I can't post under anything but annonymous)

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  147. What a wonderful idea....I am always inspired by everything you do.

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  148. These are gorgeous! especially the first one!

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  149. Laura, your incedible creativity never ceases to maze me. This is a gorgeous project and we are fortunate that you share your talent.
    Pat

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  150. Great projests, thank for sharing them.

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  151. WOW....These are gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  152. Thanks for all the inspiration.

    Jill Garvey

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  153. Laura, I just love home decor projects. Even though I don't have much time to do some many of them, but your inspiration keeps me going! Thanks so much!

    Lucie dot hale at gmail dot com

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  154. Absolutely gorgeous Laura! What a clever idea! Please don't remind me how close the holidays are - i am struggling with it being the end of summer :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  155. Gorgeous job Laura! Love this idea! TFS

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  156. Laura you have impressed us again. Thanks for your lessons and letting into your life. I feel like one of the family.

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  157. Oh so lovely, I really liked them. A nice and kind Santa.

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  158. Love your projects and the shadow box idea!

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  159. Kristina M. AndersonAugust 9, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    Beautiful projects. Thank you for showing us your lovely creations.

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  160. Beautiful creations! They almost make it too easy with the beautiful papers.

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  161. Beautiful frames. What a great idea. TFS

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  162. Oh Laura they are all adorable! Very inspirational work! Thank you for sharing. Take care!

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  163. These are wonderful!

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  164. Love them all... they are so charming!

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  165. This is stunning...your work is very detailed and so crisp and very, very, creative!

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  166. your shadow boxes are gorgeous!!!

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  167. Original as always. These are lovely !!

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  168. Laura, you have out done yourself , AGAIN.. !!!!!!Truly inspiring. Thank you

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  169. Brilliant as usual, gorgeous work laura!

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  170. Lovely! Need a little Christmas love now. Can't wait to get the papers.

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  171. Once again brilliant! Love your ideas, Laura!!

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  172. Such a great idea to use a mini album to make individual frames! Love them all! :)

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  173. Awesome idea and work! Love your shadow box ...totally creative and inspiring..:)

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  174. Well, I will certainly be coming back for more inspiration! Your kits will be on my birthday & Christmas lists this year. Good thing they are coming up soon! WooHoo!!!

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  175. THIS BRINGS BACK SUCH WONDERFUL MEMORIES, AND WHAT A GREAT IEDA TO FRAME IN A SHADOW BOX.

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  176. Always thinking outside the box, again fabulous creations! Ideas swirling in my head...

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  177. simply fabulous - thank you for sharing your wonderful creations

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  178. Beautiful, beautiful! I am speechless!

    Following your lovely blog. I am also inviting you to add your blog at Momma's Lounge (http://olahmomma.com/momlounge) where you can shout away, add your business/giveaways, and meet more mom bloggers from allover the world.

    Thanks and have a great day!
    http://olahmomma.com

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  179. I love these fabulous framed pics. They look like fine art.

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  180. Laura just beauriful work...love the frames and the tags. Everything you do is unique and beautiful. Sophie

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  181. Beautiful cards. Nice color combinations. Really love these. And ha.. please do checkout some of my handmade cards at www.eigth.in

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