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  1. Sharon
    June 5, 2011 at 2:04 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly!!!! Congrats on your new blog! I love the tutorial!!!! I love your 2-page layout. I soooooo wish I lived closer so I could attend one of your classes. You are always so creative and artistic! I am a follower now and can’t wait to see more, my friend!

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  2. Vicky Alberto
    June 5, 2011 at 7:48 pm (11 years ago)

    Awesome story… made my toddler issues seem OK, LOL. Glad to see you blogging and sharing!

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  3. Renee VanEpps
    June 5, 2011 at 8:23 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh Kelly!!!! ROFL, so sorry but your writing just cracks me up!! You should put the empties back in there with a thinly-veiled threat about being grounded for the next 10 years ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ughh.. not looking forward to the teenage years! Good luck and so glad you’ve got a blog now!!

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  4. Renee VanEpps
    June 5, 2011 at 8:27 pm (11 years ago)

    This is such an awesome LO Kelly!! I’ve had my eye on that Sticky-Back Canvas for a while now, think I’m going to bump it up on the wish list after seeing this! It’s really beautiful and creative ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Pendra
    June 6, 2011 at 12:40 am (11 years ago)

    Kelly this is so gorgeous. I am a quilter and I can see where some of my quilt skills could be transitioned into this medium. Thanks for the tutorial and look forward to the next one. And BTW I am still working on my 1st blog, checking out others and research etc. It’s a real job!??! Congrats on getting yours going!

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  6. Michelle
    June 6, 2011 at 7:40 am (11 years ago)

    Woohoo!!!! Way to go Kelly! Sooooo proud of you girlfriend…you finally just grabbed the bull by the horns and dove in!!!!Love from your #1 { or at least your FIRST follower heehee} XO

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  7. Michelle
    June 6, 2011 at 7:41 am (11 years ago)

    OMG! the little varmit! This is waaaay worse than my creme de menthe incident haha…altho at least you got to crack yours open and drink it and didn’t have to throw out the bottle cuz someone else’s kid had their lips around your bottle haha.

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  8. Sandra D
    June 6, 2011 at 8:52 am (11 years ago)

    Oh Kelly – what a nightmare! It is hilarious that you would link the beer & the bear. Glad to hear you got rid of his “stash” and yes, of course you can blame it on his dad! Keep up the good work – I can’t wait for your next post.

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  9. Sandra D
    June 6, 2011 at 8:54 am (11 years ago)

    Congratulations Kelly – the wait was worth it! You have done a fabulous job on your first post – a layout, a tutorial and great writing. I am so proud of you and can’t wait to read and see more of your beautiful work.

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  10. Cheryl
    June 6, 2011 at 10:22 am (11 years ago)

    OMG!! TOO FUNNY! Did he say anything to you about hte missing beer lmao?

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  11. Sandi Smith
    June 7, 2011 at 8:55 am (11 years ago)

    YAYYYY….so glad you have a blog….maybe now we will see more of those stunning creations!! Awesome tutorial!

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  12. Alia
    June 7, 2011 at 11:56 pm (11 years ago)

    Welcome to Blogger Kelly!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Natasha
    June 8, 2011 at 12:34 pm (11 years ago)

    You are so funny… yet I feel bad that you are stressed! This definitely does not make me look forward to the teenage years. And now why I see why you have so little time to scrap. Having teens will keep you busy! Tell him that you have to drink all of his beer because he is underage. LOL Many hugs xoxo

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  14. Sandi Smith
    June 8, 2011 at 2:12 pm (11 years ago)

    Good for you Kelly…learn to enjoy and savor that one day a month. It provides you with a little “me time” which we all need from time to time. It will also make your family realize just how much you do for them. Enjoy my friend and soak in that bubble bath until you shrivel up like a prune!
    Sandi

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  15. Natasha
    June 8, 2011 at 2:18 pm (11 years ago)

    LOL!! You always make me smile. :o) Enjoy the time alone and RELAX!! How lovely it is to not have to cook or clean or be a chauffeur! Read a nice book and take a long bubble bath. xoxo

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  16. Alia
    June 8, 2011 at 4:57 pm (11 years ago)

    Enjoy your time Kelly!

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  17. Michelle
    June 8, 2011 at 7:35 pm (11 years ago)

    BAAAHAAAA!!!! you crack me up girlfriend!

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  18. Sandra D
    June 9, 2011 at 8:05 am (11 years ago)

    Great post Kelly! No need to call it selfishness; I prefer self-preservation. Keep up the good work; you have a gift for humour. Can’t wait to keep reading about your adventures.

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  19. Pendra
    June 9, 2011 at 10:03 am (11 years ago)

    You are tooo funny… but absolutely right, on the money, in the zone… enjoy it, you deserve it! Thanks for being my first follower! Honey I about fell over… glad to be here, yours is so cute, see ya soon!

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  20. Pendra
    June 9, 2011 at 10:15 am (11 years ago)

    Oh sweetie your sense of humor is what is gonna keep you going… it seems like the world will end with teenagers right now, but believe it or not there will come a time when you will tell this story and laugh and really think it is funny! It might be when he is a grown man with teenagers of his own and comes to you for advise… and you just laugh!!! I wouldn’t go back for anything but life is short and he will grow up… I know because I now have a teenage grandaughter doing the same things and when her mother (my daughter) calls… I just laugh!

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  21. Natasha
    June 9, 2011 at 10:51 am (11 years ago)

    Hahahaha! That is too funny! Where DOES she get it from??? Hmmmmmm… LOL. I was doing the same until I realized that I had YEARS worth of magazines that I never once reread a second time. :o)

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  22. Sandra D
    June 9, 2011 at 11:48 am (11 years ago)

    You forgot to mention that she has also inherited your stunning good looks. I love the line “ready to laugh at her own mistakes”. Wonder where she gets that from?

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  23. Alia
    June 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm (11 years ago)

    I was a teen magazine pack rat in my younger days too!

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  24. Vicky Alberto
    June 9, 2011 at 7:55 pm (11 years ago)

    OMG too funny!!! I ride my son (8 years old) for being messy about something and then do it myself too. We’re just trying to make them better than us, right? LOL

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  25. Michelle
    June 10, 2011 at 7:36 pm (11 years ago)

    yup…total hypocrites aren’t we???/ LOL…I think you have a bigger pile of scrap mags by the tub than even i do Kelly!!!!

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  26. Cindy Gay
    June 10, 2011 at 7:51 pm (11 years ago)

    This is just a trip Kelli! (I too love the soaps)

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  27. Sandi Smith
    June 11, 2011 at 10:48 am (11 years ago)

    HAHA Kelly….I am sooo glad that you have a blog….I love reading your posts. I am with you on this one….can see lots of benefits if you are the “numero uno”. Keep us posted…may soon be doing my own interviews!

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  28. Pendra
    June 11, 2011 at 9:29 pm (11 years ago)

    You are tooo funny! I will be married for 35 years on June 26th and I think about a month into our marriage I announced that we needed a wife… well this model is starting to breaking down now, so he may seriously be giving that some thought soon! And I love to hear that somebody else starts organizing/cleaning whenever Hoarders comes on, I thought I may be the only anal intentive out here!

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  29. Michelle
    June 12, 2011 at 3:20 pm (11 years ago)

    baahaa…can I volunteer as sister wife #7 and do the travel/scrapbooking thing with you!!!!I;ve always said that every wife deserves their OWN wife LOL

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  30. Sandra D
    June 12, 2011 at 4:15 pm (11 years ago)

    Truer words were never spoken. Every modern woman needs a wife or two. It would be very interesting to hear what your daughter thinks about the 4 wives/1 husband situation.

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  31. happygolucky
    June 12, 2011 at 5:45 pm (11 years ago)

    OMG – i love your sense of humor. This truly made me smile. OH, and I thought my stack of magazine was large, but you have Mt. Everest!!

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  32. happygolucky
    June 12, 2011 at 5:49 pm (11 years ago)

    I think you’ve started a revolution!!! But where or where will you and the rest of us get enough women to apply for wives #2 thru 6????

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  33. Shona
    June 12, 2011 at 10:07 pm (11 years ago)

    that is hilarious love it……you are a hoot :)<<<<< Reply

  34. Vicky Alberto
    June 13, 2011 at 7:55 am (11 years ago)

    You crack me up… sounds like I want this life too!

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  35. Sandi Smith
    June 14, 2011 at 4:40 am (11 years ago)

    Awesome tutorial…looks gorgeous!

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  36. Lynn Biermann
    June 14, 2011 at 5:19 am (11 years ago)

    Yummmmy! this is a great lo!! Love the tutorial too! I am a sizzix lover too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  37. Sandra D
    June 14, 2011 at 8:35 am (11 years ago)

    Great tutorial. The effect of the inks on the plastic is gorgeous. Thanks for posting your beautiful work.

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  38. Limor Webber
    June 14, 2011 at 12:49 pm (11 years ago)

    I just about died laughing!!!!! I love it!!! I can’t wait to share this with my husband!!!! LoL!!!!

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  39. Limor Webber
    June 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm (11 years ago)

    Ha!!Ha!!!! you crack me up!!!!!

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  40. Limor Webber
    June 14, 2011 at 12:55 pm (11 years ago)

    you are an amazing writer I can’t stop laughing!!! love it! thanks Kelly for sharing what it’s really like living with a teenager!…. not looking forward to it!

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  41. misty
    June 15, 2011 at 8:36 pm (11 years ago)

    Too funny!! At least your prepared. My grandpa taught me to drive and when we started I needed to back out of the driveway and had it in drive instead of reverse…I almost ran over my grandma! He looked at me like I was trying to kill her…I’m really surprised he even taught me after that! lol

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  42. misty
    June 15, 2011 at 8:40 pm (11 years ago)

    OMG! I am rollin right now! You are so funny…but I’m with ya!

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  43. Pendra
    June 15, 2011 at 10:06 pm (11 years ago)

    I thought when I shared this with my husband he would think it was funny… he asked if he got a say in the interviews???

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  44. Sandra D
    June 16, 2011 at 9:30 am (11 years ago)

    I am glad that I am lurking your blog for more posts because this one is hilarious. Please keep your emergency kit handy – I have a feeling you are going to need it.

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  45. Cindy Gay
    June 16, 2011 at 6:26 pm (11 years ago)

    Chris says I’m creepin and since he drives like his Daddy (the photographer out to be the first at a scene) I tend to scream. “Stop”, “Slow down”, “I’m not paying your ticket”. Honestly, I just want us to make it home alive. . . where I break out the White Zinfandel.

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  46. Lynn Biermann
    June 17, 2011 at 4:41 am (11 years ago)

    LOL!! The Heineken part cracked me up~~ Very cute post! Hang in there! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  47. Michelle
    June 17, 2011 at 5:55 am (11 years ago)

    oooo…great tutorial Kelly! I think its cool that you used two different types of leaves!

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  48. Michelle
    June 17, 2011 at 5:58 am (11 years ago)

    baaahaa…I feel your PAIN girlfriend!!!!Scott is going to drive me insane …no pun intended haha. No doubt this is why driving schools were invented!

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  49. Pendra
    June 18, 2011 at 10:45 pm (11 years ago)

    Just love it… it just adds more to the dimension and depth of your page! Thanks for the tutorial… and keep them coming!

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  50. Cindy Gay
    June 19, 2011 at 6:40 pm (11 years ago)

    Amen! This Father’s Day morning, Bob got a call from Chris (who now lives in an apartment 3 miles away with 2 other “boys”) that his car would not start. Bob went right over and the car started. I’m glad Chris gave his Dad a present yesterday (courtesy of Mom transferring money electronically into his account so he’d have the funds). I’m still waiting for the other son to call his Dad. . .

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  51. Cindy Gay
    June 20, 2011 at 6:39 am (11 years ago)

    Please send your snail mail address. I have gathered some Tim Holtz from my stash to send you. Have a good week, Cindy

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  52. Sandra D
    June 20, 2011 at 7:04 am (11 years ago)

    I think Mark Twain also knew that other parents need consolation while waiting for their smart children to get smarter. The photo of your husband and BG is fabulous.

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  53. Michelle
    June 20, 2011 at 1:43 pm (11 years ago)

    awwwww…now you’re making me cry! Great photo of your menfolk!

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  54. Gerry
    June 20, 2011 at 4:05 pm (11 years ago)

    Thank you so much for sharing this awesome tutorial with us, Kelly! Your layout is out of this world! Hugs ~Gerry~

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  55. Jessica Cangiano
    June 20, 2011 at 4:06 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh my word, this is the first (and likely only) time I’ve ever heard the concept of sister wives described in a way that I could thoroughly get behind. Seriously entertaining post – thank you for the much needed chuckle! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Big hugs,
    Jessica

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  56. ~Melissa~
    June 20, 2011 at 4:07 pm (11 years ago)

    Haha… you’re too funny. I have a 13 year old son who is already too cool for everything. I’m dreading when he turns 16 and I being the genius that I am decided to have 4 children, so I still have to go through it 3 more times…what was I thinking…lol

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  57. Darlene S.
    June 20, 2011 at 7:48 pm (11 years ago)

    Haha! How clever of you to think that! Now I want a sister wife! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  58. Luz Maria Bruna
    June 20, 2011 at 8:16 pm (11 years ago)

    What beautiful words!!! Kelly
    Your LO is so beautiful!!

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  59. Jolaine Frias
    June 20, 2011 at 10:40 pm (11 years ago)

    Thanks for this creative tutorial! I’ll be sure to give it a try. Congrats on your new blog, I just became a follower. Looking foward the inspiration!

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  60. Sharon
    June 21, 2011 at 12:43 am (11 years ago)

    Yep, everything you said is totally true, Kelly!!!

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  61. Bellaidea
    June 21, 2011 at 6:00 am (11 years ago)

    very cool one :),
    well thanks for the invite, I will follow you and would like to invite you too ๐Ÿ™‚
    Mayby in the next couple of days I will meet you in S-shop?

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  62. Tina
    June 21, 2011 at 3:49 pm (11 years ago)

    LOL…I so can relate!! 3 teens in the house right now, 1 learning to drive now and the other this year. I often ask myself the same question as Melisa…what was I thinking.

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  63. Luz Maria Bruna
    June 22, 2011 at 6:55 am (11 years ago)

    Youยดre sooo funny my friend Iยดm still laughing LOL!!! And Iยดm totally agree with you Those hone calls uffffff….. LOL!
    Well yesterday was first day of winter here and it was sooo cold.
    So I made some of my assignments layouts for next days…

    Enjoy your day today!!

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  64. Sandra D
    June 22, 2011 at 2:29 pm (11 years ago)

    Love that zombie eskimo & of course, there had to be an owl involved. Congrats on being such a good mom, of course you will be an A+!

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  65. Micupoftea~
    June 22, 2011 at 11:44 pm (11 years ago)

    Im just glad the seal scene is at the ‘before’ stage!!!! lol

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  66. Sandra D
    June 24, 2011 at 1:52 pm (11 years ago)

    I, my friend, find you very fascinating (and talented too). Congratulations on being featured on this lovely blog. Have a great weekend.

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  67. Alia
    June 24, 2011 at 4:52 pm (11 years ago)

    Yay Kelly! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  68. misty
    June 24, 2011 at 9:32 pm (11 years ago)

    Congrats! …your definitely facinating!

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  69. Noor Nahdi
    June 25, 2011 at 6:44 am (11 years ago)

    Happy to feature a talent like you!!! TFS ๐Ÿ™‚

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  70. Sandra D
    June 25, 2011 at 10:10 am (11 years ago)

    Oooooo!

    You are definately a leader – you lead me into the wonderful world of scrapbooking!

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  71. misty
    June 25, 2011 at 11:07 am (11 years ago)

    Oooooo!!! Ditto on that leader comment!

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  72. Tasha
    June 25, 2011 at 1:11 pm (11 years ago)

    Oooooh! I love the Bo Bunny one!

    I also loved the title and your quick explanation as even though I know there is NO WAY you are near 50 – it did sound a little like a birthday celebration! You are so funny – I love it!

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  73. Micupoftea~
    June 25, 2011 at 2:48 pm (11 years ago)

    oooooooooooooooooo! lol…you make me smile, Kelly!THANK you for being a guest at my tea party…you know calories dont count at tea parties, right? xo

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  74. Alia
    June 25, 2011 at 5:21 pm (11 years ago)

    Oooooooo! hahaha What fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  75. Cindy Gay
    June 25, 2011 at 7:35 pm (11 years ago)

    Congratulations Kelly! Make sure you post their logo on your side bar!

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  76. Kazza
    June 25, 2011 at 9:04 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly!! You’re so funny!!! It will be great fun to follow you here. I have started a blog too and slowly learning my way around. SLOWLY!!!
    Ooooooooo is cool but I see we all like that so Aaaaaaaaa is also cool……I’m only playing silly cause I live all the way over NZ and I’m sure postage is insane!!! Have a great weekend Kelly.xx

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  77. Kazza
    June 25, 2011 at 9:10 pm (11 years ago)

    Wow Kelly….A fabulous technique! Haven’t done any canvas work yet, but you make me want too! A stunning LO and tutorial!!

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  78. Kazza
    June 25, 2011 at 9:12 pm (11 years ago)

    Loooove your little stories!!!!

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  79. Pendra
    June 25, 2011 at 9:24 pm (11 years ago)

    Hey Kelly, Well I am a follower of every one of your FUNNY posts! (You were my 1st… that doesn’t sound right does it?) And all I have to say right now is… Ooooooooooo! And I am not speechless to often! pendrasplace.blogspot.com

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  80. Kazza
    June 25, 2011 at 9:25 pm (11 years ago)

    You know you’ll be looking forward to more of these days soon!!!! enjoy.

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  81. Kazza
    June 25, 2011 at 9:27 pm (11 years ago)

    Such a great teacher!!!

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  82. Kazza
    June 25, 2011 at 9:56 pm (11 years ago)

    Congrats Kelly….Will have to pop over to check it out!! You are rockin!!!

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  83. Sherri
    June 26, 2011 at 6:39 am (11 years ago)

    Aaaaah…. Laughter is good for the soul and your sense of humor keeps me laughing. Congrats on 50 followers.

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  84. karenjones1
    June 26, 2011 at 7:29 am (11 years ago)

    Love your blog. I’m making a class set of bookmarks for the end of the year and I’m using your ‘3 Peas’ for inspiration. It’s so beautiful. I’m going to lift it later for my kids, too. Thanks for the contest.

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  85. Michelle
    June 26, 2011 at 2:35 pm (11 years ago)

    I’m saying oooooooooooooooo

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  86. Michelle
    June 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm (11 years ago)

    ps. Congrats on the blog feature too!

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  87. Michelle
    June 26, 2011 at 2:38 pm (11 years ago)

    Baaaahaaa…I Know Kelly…it’s sooo hard not to add our touch to the kids’ projects eh? tell Mila she did an awesome job with her figurines!!!!

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  88. Heather Landry
    June 26, 2011 at 5:33 pm (11 years ago)

    I just wanted to stop by and say thank you very much for visiting my blog on the Jessica Sprague blog hop. You’re welcome back any time! I have lots of free digital template freebies and I love making new friends.

    P.S. Ahhhhhhh! LOL Congrats on 5o followers!

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  89. Laura
    June 27, 2011 at 10:22 am (11 years ago)

    Oooooo! *Ogle*, *Ogle*, *Ogle*!!! They are all lovely giveaway choices, but my favourite one is the one with the Glitz Vintage rub-ons that I “oooooo’d” over.

    Of course, we knew you’re not 50! But if you had been, you’d make a lot more people anxious to get there!

    Laura (“Mrs. Bean” as SB.com)

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  90. Laura
    June 27, 2011 at 10:27 am (11 years ago)

    Very creative assignment!

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  91. Laura
    June 27, 2011 at 10:29 am (11 years ago)

    You are hilarious!

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  92. Laura
    June 27, 2011 at 10:31 am (11 years ago)

    Your transparency leaves are gorgeous and do capture the look of sunlight passing through the tree boughs.

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  93. Laura
    June 27, 2011 at 10:35 am (11 years ago)

    You have an awesome sense of humour. Thanks for the laugh.

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  94. Deana
    June 27, 2011 at 5:23 pm (11 years ago)

    Too funny. Not looking forward to the driving years. Or the “quit lurking” years either!

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  95. Pendra
    June 27, 2011 at 7:42 pm (11 years ago)

    Congrats Kelly… will you remember us little people when you make it big? Seriously you deserve this, and I think you did great on your interview and your work they displayed was beautiful!!! Way to go!

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  96. Micupoftea~
    June 27, 2011 at 11:12 pm (11 years ago)

    WOnderful 2 pgr, Kelly! Fabulous pattern mix, love the inked edges, quote and birdcage. You have a beautiful family~

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  97. Sandi Smith
    June 28, 2011 at 4:08 am (11 years ago)

    Beautiful work Kelly!!! Your kids are gorgeous and so are those papers!

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  98. Noor Nahdi
    June 28, 2011 at 6:54 am (11 years ago)

    Wowza, this LO rocks!!! Your local store must be so happy to have you on their design team ๐Ÿ™‚

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  99. Luz Maria Bruna
    June 28, 2011 at 7:07 am (11 years ago)

    What a beautiful layout Kelly,love the colours and your design is BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  100. Paula
    June 28, 2011 at 9:21 am (11 years ago)

    Great job as always Kelly! I can’t wait to see the layout in person tomorrow at the store!!

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  101. Sandra D
    June 28, 2011 at 11:41 am (11 years ago)

    Beautiful layout Kelly! It was so clever to use the black & white photos with this paper – they look like they were made to go together. You say the layout is simple; I say it is simply gorgeous.

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  102. Cindy Gay
    June 28, 2011 at 6:04 pm (11 years ago)

    Love the layout of your kids. You know the oldest girl looks like you! Great design. Like the chippies. Great photos with the kids heads all tiled in the same direction.

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  103. Michelle
    June 28, 2011 at 6:52 pm (11 years ago)

    Stunning work my friend!!!!I agree with Sandra…b/w photos was definitely the way to go and mixes beautifully with these pps!

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  104. ScrappyLizzy
    June 28, 2011 at 8:05 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh my Kelly, your work is so detailed and beautiful! And what a beautiful collection of papers, definitely will check them out. Also, thanks for stopping by my blog! Your sweet comment is very much appreciated. I saw your layout “Fragments” in the most recent issue of the Somerset scrapbook magazine and WOW! I was blown away not only by your craft work, but by the beautiful way to pay a tribute to your dad. I feel so privileged to have read that story and to look at your artwork!!!

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  105. Jacki
    June 29, 2011 at 9:25 am (11 years ago)

    Ooooooooo!

    Loving your blog, Kelly…brings a smile to my face every time ๐Ÿ™‚

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  106. Izzyb
    June 29, 2011 at 2:17 pm (11 years ago)

    Beautiful two-pager. You have the most exquisite details. I am such a big fan.

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  107. Izzyb
    June 29, 2011 at 2:18 pm (11 years ago)

    Wheeee! Happy 50th! Followers, that is.

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  108. Izzyb
    June 29, 2011 at 2:27 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh, I do find you fascinating, I do. Congrats on your feature. I left a comment there.

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  109. Izzyb
    June 29, 2011 at 2:29 pm (11 years ago)

    You most certainly get an A+. Thanks for the big belly laugh. I chuckled throughout this post. You are such a great writer and a great mom. I love the nicknames for your kids.

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  110. Luz Maria Bruna
    June 29, 2011 at 8:51 pm (11 years ago)

    Absolutely true!!! Youยดre so so funny!!! I just showed to my dh and heยดs still laughing!!

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  111. Sandi Smith
    June 29, 2011 at 10:23 pm (11 years ago)

    So true. Summer is good but it won’t be too long and we will be longing for the routine that September brings!

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  112. Michelle
    June 30, 2011 at 5:13 am (11 years ago)

    baaahaaa…how true Kelly! It helps when all the kids have a job…at least I still get a little me time!

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  113. Paula
    June 30, 2011 at 7:49 am (11 years ago)

    Hot stuff girl! Great photo of you!! I think I may need you to take some pics of me. You always seem to get great photos of everyone!!

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  114. Sandra D
    June 30, 2011 at 8:47 am (11 years ago)

    Oh yes, those long lazy days of summer. You have so aptly captured the ups & downs of having the children out of their regular routine. When you are serving the cocktails, mine is the pretty pink one!

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  115. Kazza
    June 30, 2011 at 11:23 pm (11 years ago)

    Wonderful work Kelly! Love the two pager and your kids are gorgeous!! That pp line looks fab. and I really love your design. Thanks for stopping by my blog too. So appreciated!

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  116. karenjones1
    July 1, 2011 at 6:47 am (11 years ago)

    I forgot to sah AAHHHHHHH! Now that school’s out I can use my brain for other things.

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  117. karenjones1
    July 1, 2011 at 6:48 am (11 years ago)

    Just gorgeous! I’ll have to check out your LSS.

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  118. Lee-Anne
    July 1, 2011 at 11:49 am (11 years ago)

    Hehehe too funny!

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  119. Lee-Anne
    July 1, 2011 at 11:51 am (11 years ago)

    Love your blog! I love your sense of humor, your honesty and your photos are AWESOME!!! I think I might jump in a lake too after this summer. HA!

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  120. Michelle
    July 1, 2011 at 4:04 pm (11 years ago)

    baahaaa…very cute Kelly!

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  121. Tasha
    July 1, 2011 at 4:21 pm (11 years ago)

    LOL! Funny. Very cool that you met Stephen as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  122. Cindy Gay
    July 2, 2011 at 4:14 pm (11 years ago)

    He is handsome and when I (think) I saw him with William and Kate on the news this morning. . . I knew who he was.

    Hey Kelly-check my blog. I have an award for you. (Forgive me in advance if it seems like a lot of trouble)

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  123. scrapbookertink
    July 3, 2011 at 8:32 am (11 years ago)

    Popped over from Coindy’s blog, LOL your story was to funny, love the style of your blog, will pop over again as time allows x

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  124. Luz Maria Bruna
    July 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly this is so very pretty,such a darling layout!!!

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  125. Bellaidea
    July 3, 2011 at 1:03 pm (11 years ago)

    Great design, so sweet colors and photo!

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  126. Micupoftea~
    July 3, 2011 at 3:38 pm (11 years ago)

    Such a pretty girl, and your LO is feminine with great dimension. I LOVE the frame, Kelly! How clever of you to make a flower from the scallop design~

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  127. Sandra D
    July 3, 2011 at 7:03 pm (11 years ago)

    We all have our idols, no matter how old we are. Great post, as always.

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  128. Sandra D
    July 3, 2011 at 7:13 pm (11 years ago)

    Gorgeous photo and a beautiful layout. I love how you layered the scalloped border inside the flowers. The inked flower is the perfect finishing touch.

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  129. Cindy Gay
    July 3, 2011 at 8:09 pm (11 years ago)

    It’s really pretty! (So is your daughter). Love the inked edge flower petals, the scalloped cutting.

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  130. Ruki
    July 3, 2011 at 10:25 pm (11 years ago)

    brilliant! really pretty!

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  131. Ruki
    July 3, 2011 at 10:29 pm (11 years ago)

    amazing!! love those colors,and the birdcage is gorgeus!

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  132. Pendra
    July 4, 2011 at 12:01 am (11 years ago)

    I saw this today on SB.com… I was stunned silent, which doesn’t happen very often! It is so beautiful… or as I think I put it “Girly Gorgeous”! I have got to get some of this paper and the trim… but I don’t think mine will look this good! TFS! And I just want to say thanks for the chance for the great giveaway… pick me! (and you are such a tease… drum roll please, NEXT WEEK… tease!!) Please check my blog I have something there for you on Sweet Blog Award post… pendrasplace.blogspot.com Hope you are having a great holiday weekend!

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  133. Michelle
    July 4, 2011 at 7:23 am (11 years ago)

    Wow . this is so pretty Kelly!Love your scallop framing and the handmade flower is beautiful.

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  134. WillieburgScrapper
    July 5, 2011 at 7:36 am (11 years ago)

    This is beautiful!!! Love what you did with that new paper line- the ribbon rose edge is absolutely perfect.

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  135. Tasha
    July 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm (11 years ago)

    Saw this in the store yesterday and it is fabulous! Great work! I loved the circles even more when I saw them in person. I am always amazed how fabulous layouts can look even better in person!

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  136. Natasha
    July 8, 2011 at 10:32 am (11 years ago)

    I just love you Kelly! You always know how to make me smile…. no…. you always know how to make me laugh my booty off even when I am feeling BLAH. I adore your random.org technology and the generator. I almost spit my coffee onto the computer screen. LOL. Thanks for all of the love you have left me on my blog, FB, sb.com (can we say stalker?) :o) I still haven’t created a pinterest account yet but am hoping to this weekend. TTYS and enjoy your weekend! xoxo

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  137. Sandra D
    July 8, 2011 at 11:01 am (11 years ago)

    Congratulations to all the winners! Funny, funny post – you are such a dinosaur! Of course, I mean that in the most loving way.

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  138. Heather Landry
    July 8, 2011 at 4:43 pm (11 years ago)

    Congrats to the winners! Your Random.org and labels had me giggling. So funny!

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  139. Renee VanEpps
    July 8, 2011 at 6:17 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh man!!!! I missed out on this giveaway darn it! But I’m glad I was able to see your hilarious “Random.Org” drawing!!! You crack me up! Congrats on hitting the big 5-0!!!!!! LOL

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  140. Pendra
    July 9, 2011 at 7:24 am (11 years ago)

    Thank you Kelly, you really made my day today. And I really want to thank Random.org for picking me, you are my kind of technological company!!! (You really crack me up!) I don’t have any BoBunny, how can anyone not have any… but I don’t so thanks honey! Look forward to making something with it and adding your cute (and nutty) post here, that’s a story of it’s own!!!

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  141. Kazza
    July 9, 2011 at 5:11 pm (11 years ago)

    Hi Kelly, Just had to say how I loved your random.org!!!!So cool to show us that.Love how you make us all smile. Congrats to all the winners. I know we love that yummy feeling when the posty comes!! Cheers…..

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  142. Micupoftea~
    July 10, 2011 at 1:24 am (11 years ago)

    Now I really get to say, “Ooooooooooh!!” and I will add a “yipeeeeeeeeeee!” THANKS so much, Kelly. How fun. I really like the generator…it sure doesnt look like Thing, and that is a good thing! LOL
    xoxoxox

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  143. Sharon
    July 10, 2011 at 6:57 am (11 years ago)

    You are cracking my up, Kelly! Congrats to the winners! (I have been MIA lately in keeping up with commenting on my friends’ blogs!!!)

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  144. Sharon
    July 10, 2011 at 6:58 am (11 years ago)

    Happy belated Canada Day, my friend! I am abslutely LOVING this page – so beautiful!!! I need to get some of these pp’s!

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  145. Shelly
    July 10, 2011 at 7:22 am (11 years ago)

    OMG you crack me up girl! Love the photoshop. Both are very scrapworthy!

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  146. Michelle
    July 10, 2011 at 8:30 am (11 years ago)

    omg …you’re CRACKED!!! You know that right? Very funny my friend…very funny!

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  147. Tasha
    July 10, 2011 at 10:43 am (11 years ago)

    Congrats to all the winner. Great post Kelly! So funny – I would expect nothing less from you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  148. ~Tammy~
    July 11, 2011 at 6:44 am (11 years ago)

    This is a FANTASTIC layout, and those colors are just divine! Love the rose flower trim! Beautiful!

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  149. janine
    July 13, 2011 at 12:13 pm (11 years ago)

    LOL—this story kind of reminds me of one winter when my dad followed footprints in the backyard, only to discover a case of beer buried under the freshly fallen snow. My 16 year old brother was so busted….lol My brother is 50 now but still it’s one of our favorite ‘busted’ memories. I won’t even go into any of mine =)

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  150. janine
    July 13, 2011 at 12:23 pm (11 years ago)

    I must be the paranoid one of the group. I always clean a hotel bathroom room before I will even consider stepping one foot in the tub…lol And, I’ll admit this here but nowhere else, I even bring my own towels. I have my own idea of what ‘clean’ is and, even on a vacation (or a business trip), I can’t escape it. I know how much this makes me sound like a germ freak—but honest I’m not–all I need is just one second of thinking how many butts those towels have come in contact with, and I can’t stand it…lol

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  151. janine
    July 13, 2011 at 12:34 pm (11 years ago)

    This quote from Mark Twain is so true. I often thought the same kinds of things as I got older. It seems the older I get, the smarter my parents get. I had a (much younger) coworker ask me recently if there was anything I missed about my teenage years. I told him (and that my Dad could verify it) the one thing I missed was knowing everything and having an answer for everything. It seems the older I get, I realize there are days I don’t know jack.

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  152. janine
    July 13, 2011 at 12:43 pm (11 years ago)

    I checked out the interview. Your pages are absolutely beautiful!!

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  153. janine
    July 13, 2011 at 12:46 pm (11 years ago)

    I just purchased this paper a couple of days ago and went searching online today to check out some projects with this beautiful paper. Google is how I found you =) LOVE what you made!! I also love your blog—your style of writing is fantastic!

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  154. janine
    July 13, 2011 at 12:57 pm (11 years ago)

    LOL—love the Photoshop work. I still don’t get the Justin Beiber thing. It’s official, I’m getting old.

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  155. janine
    July 13, 2011 at 12:58 pm (11 years ago)

    OMG, I just fainted. This is outstanding!!

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  156. Cindy Gay
    July 20, 2011 at 1:42 pm (11 years ago)

    Love it all! (especially the road rage!)

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  157. Tasha
    July 20, 2011 at 8:41 pm (11 years ago)

    mmmm… Earl grey with milk and sugar. Just my style! Although I also love my coffee and wine… Have you tried cream of earl grey – it is a loose leaf tea that is fantastic! This was a fun post – hope the trip was good and that I see you soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  158. Micupoftea~
    July 21, 2011 at 11:49 pm (11 years ago)

    Hello, Tea sister!!!!!!! Thanks so much for mentioning me. I have enjoyed getting to know you and having the opportunity to see your creative genious at work in your beautiful projects. You have such a fun sense of humor and always manage to make me smile, Kelly! Fun post, hilarious photos. Just what do you have against Magpies?! lol
    {HUGS}
    SHawn
    p.s. I cannot get the photo of the strawberry dessert to load…grrr!

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  159. Brenda Cazes
    July 22, 2011 at 12:28 pm (11 years ago)

    When did Justin Beiber develop a paunch? Hehehe…wow, that is exciting…to meet the PM of Canada!! Great photos…great story!

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  160. scrapbookertink
    July 23, 2011 at 10:00 am (11 years ago)

    The story of the road rage made me giggle and think of myself, could not survive without at least ten cups of tea a day, tks for sharing I enjoyed reading x

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  161. Alia
    July 24, 2011 at 10:58 am (11 years ago)

    Too funny!!

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      November 28, 2013 at 12:47 am (9 years ago)

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  162. Natasha
    July 24, 2011 at 11:25 am (11 years ago)

    Bwahahahahaha!!! Your house holds many interesting stories LOL. Love it and I REALLY needed the laugh. Wanna be my therapist? xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  163. Michelle
    July 24, 2011 at 12:08 pm (11 years ago)

    baaahaa,,,good luck on that search for sanity my friend! You crack me up! and tell Mila , that years ago I lived in a house that was infested with European earwigs…and I too taped them to the walls { not because I was afraid to touch them but just as a form of TORTURE to the little buggars!}heehee. That is one inventive and creative little girl you have there Kelly!

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  164. Micupoftea~
    July 24, 2011 at 1:01 pm (11 years ago)

    Kids! LOL~
    I’m so glad you have a sense of humor about it!!My dd freaks over spiders (which she calls ‘speeders’) and cannot fathom how or why I take them back outside if they come indoors! I should do a post on that…haha!

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  165. Cindy
    July 24, 2011 at 1:47 pm (11 years ago)

    OMGosh, that’s hilarious!! Love the crime scene, my teens love CSI Miami! Great story, thanks for sharing…made my day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  166. Jeni O'Connor
    July 24, 2011 at 3:58 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly reading this gave a great laugh. I love all the stories and accompaning pics.
    Just Fabulous!
    You’re such a treat. Thanks so much for dropping in on me. It gave me the chance to visit you. I’ll be back again.lol

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  167. Cindy Gay
    July 24, 2011 at 4:41 pm (11 years ago)

    BOF definitely takes after her Mother! We put crime scene tape of DS1’s door one time. . . he rarely exited the room so it probably took him a while to realize it!

    Have a good week and watch out for those mosquitoes!

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  168. Paula
    July 24, 2011 at 10:21 pm (11 years ago)

    LOL! I can’t believe that was her choice!! I guess you can’t fault her for having an innovative solution to the problem.

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  169. Sharon
    July 25, 2011 at 3:06 am (11 years ago)

    You have the best sense of humor, Kelly! I guess your daughter got it from you!!!!!!!

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  170. Sharon
    July 25, 2011 at 3:10 am (11 years ago)

    Thanks so much for the blog award, Kelly!!!!! You are just too sweet! And I love your secrets – I drink coffee, not tea, but I know that I am addicted! Waaaaaaaah!!!!!
    Thanks once again, my friend!

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  171. Renee VanEpps
    July 25, 2011 at 4:19 am (11 years ago)

    OMG that was a fun post Kelly! The crime scene tape was hilarious! You’ll have to buy her several rolls of Scotch Tape for her stocking this year. Label them… Or make her a little scotch tape cozy ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I have to agree with you… Wouldn’t a fly swatter or spray be easier!!?? Funny child ๐Ÿ™‚

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  172. Renee VanEpps
    July 25, 2011 at 4:25 am (11 years ago)

    Kelly I’m so surprised and grateful, thank you kind lady for thinking of me!!!!
    I know what you mean about the driving! ;)wink wink! I’m really NOT an agressive driver, but I wont sit idly by, letting people “DWS – Drive While Stupid”. I have to gently show them the ways of the road ๐Ÿ™‚ LOL. I’m off to try and think of my seven things, I don’t know how easy that will be but I will let ya know! Have a great week Kelly!!! Thanks again

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  173. Lee-Anne
    July 25, 2011 at 9:05 am (11 years ago)

    Hilarious! Love your blog Kelly!

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  174. Sandra D
    July 25, 2011 at 9:18 am (11 years ago)

    Funny post Kelly. Smart girl you have there – if line with the crime scene scenerio, she was using the “tape method” to preserve the evidence and also to warn the other mosquitos about what could happen to them.

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  175. Izzyb
    July 25, 2011 at 5:42 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly, I love the way you take the goofiness of kids and shine a light right on it! Your post really made me laugh. You have great comedic timing. Love all the photos that illustrating your points. Wonderfully written. Loved it!

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  176. Izzyb
    July 25, 2011 at 5:48 pm (11 years ago)

    You are sweeter than strawberry shortcake, Kelly! Thank you so much. I loved reading your random facts but when I got to #2, I had to think that maybe you could use a little alcohol to make it through the rearing of those kiddos of yours!

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  177. Izzyb
    July 25, 2011 at 6:01 pm (11 years ago)

    Your posts make me smile like no other. Brilliant!

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  178. Wendy Rasbach
    July 26, 2011 at 7:16 am (11 years ago)

    Kelly, I think you have another calling as an author…the next Erma Bomback, maybe? I’d buy your hilarious accounts of family life! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  179. scrapbookertink
    July 26, 2011 at 8:54 am (11 years ago)

    Too funny, the solution, buy her her own tape sorted, LOL!

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  180. Sharon
    July 26, 2011 at 1:11 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly, I look to you to start the biggest hair from the 80’s award! We should all post photos from that time and measure who’s was the biggest!!!!! LOL!!!!!

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  181. Gabrielle Pollacco
    July 26, 2011 at 2:16 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh my gosh!! ROFL!!!!! That is hilarious Kelly!! Your youngest sounds exactly like mine!! I love that you got pic’s of the whole adventure! I needed a good laugh today,….it’s nice to know that I’m not the only one that struggles with the kiddies off on summer holidays! rofl!! xx

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      February 23, 2012 at 3:54 am (10 years ago)

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  182. Natasha
    July 26, 2011 at 2:27 pm (11 years ago)

    LOL. You are sooo sweet!!! I can just picture you on the road racing an old lady! Hahahaha! What an image!! Thank you for the award!! xoxo

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  183. Pendra
    July 27, 2011 at 5:38 am (11 years ago)

    Kelly you make me laugh every time I visit you! I think you need to have your own online show… think about it a stand up comic on the online stage of the world. We could charge a cover charge and of course I would be your manager… we would be RICH!

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  184. Pendra
    July 27, 2011 at 5:40 am (11 years ago)

    I’m telling you… RICH, we could be RICH! FUNNY, FUNNY, NUTS but FUNNY!

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  185. Micupoftea~
    July 28, 2011 at 12:45 am (11 years ago)

    What a treat..how fun! So, is that your page you are holding? Is that the scotch tape culprit pictured in the LO? lol~ Glad you got to meet Ingvild.
    xoxo

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  186. Lee-Anne
    July 28, 2011 at 12:55 am (11 years ago)

    Beautiful layout and happy for you that you could enjoy Ingvild’s layout class. Ingvild is such a nice lady. I was her helper today at our store but unfortunately I couldn’t take the class as I was working in the store today, but I did see the layout that the ladies created and she did give a little demonstration of all her awesome tools. I can’t wait to buy her craft knife and her 5 in 1 distressing tool when they are available for sale. Isn’t it great that we can all have this nice little community who share our passion? It’s always so nice to make new friends. Glad I met you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  187. Sandi Smith
    July 28, 2011 at 3:38 am (11 years ago)

    Lucky you Kelly….I am sooo jealous!!!! Ingrid is my all time favorite artist.LOVE what you created!

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  188. Pendra
    July 28, 2011 at 6:18 am (11 years ago)

    Awwww Kelly I am just green with envy… I just admire Ingrid’s work so much. Her new tools look amazing. Your layout is truly lovely… oh what fun! Thanks for sharing your experience with her and your beautiful layout!

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  189. Noor Nahdi
    July 28, 2011 at 6:59 am (11 years ago)

    Wow, what a stunning LO!!! You must have learnt many tips and techniques…
    Don’t let us envy you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  190. Vicky Alberto
    July 28, 2011 at 7:11 am (11 years ago)

    Sounds like you had a blast!

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  191. Luz Maria Bruna
    July 28, 2011 at 7:28 am (11 years ago)

    Wooow Kelly lucky girl!!! I would love to be there!!! Your layout is fabulous!!!

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  192. Sandra D
    July 28, 2011 at 9:14 am (11 years ago)

    Your layout is gorgeous Kelly. The flowers and all the layers compliment the photo beautifully. Thanks for blogging about your experience and sharing some sneak peeks of the new tools.

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  193. Wendy
    July 28, 2011 at 11:35 am (11 years ago)

    Wow! What a big deal! For us, it’s like meeting a Hollywood celebrity, isn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚ Your LO is sensational! Love it!

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  194. Cindy
    July 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh I am so jealous!! I love Ingvild!! So cool that you got to meet her,and I love your pic!! Your layout is beautiful!!

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  195. Char
    July 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm (11 years ago)

    Gorgeous layout! How lucky you are to have met her and taken that class!

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  196. Kazza
    July 28, 2011 at 1:52 pm (11 years ago)

    How fantastic Kelly. Love Ingvild’s creativity and that LO is gorg!! I have already found out about the new Ingvild tools and that fab stamp….Am just awaiting…xx

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  197. Renee VanEpps
    July 28, 2011 at 7:04 pm (11 years ago)

    Wow! Awesome!! That LO definitely screams Ingvild, so lovely!! Thanks for sharing pics of her new tools, I love that they all appear so ergonomical and that multi-edged distresser is a definite must have!

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  198. Michelle
    July 28, 2011 at 7:40 pm (11 years ago)

    oooooooooo…jealous jealous jealous!!!!!!What a fabulous experience Kelly! and what a fabulous Lo you’ve created! simply gorgeous!

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  199. Lisa Barrie
    July 28, 2011 at 8:01 pm (11 years ago)

    Hi Kelly, I’m so glad you had a chance to go to Ingvild class, I love that new tool. Thanks for letting me know about my blog, I have had it happen to me too and I have no idea why or how to fix it. Weird. Have a great weekend. Lisa

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  200. misty
    July 29, 2011 at 1:47 pm (11 years ago)

    I’m jealous too! She is a fave for sure…Man i hate living in the middle of nowhere!!! Amazing layout girl!

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  201. misty
    July 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm (11 years ago)

    lol…oh my lord you are so fun to read about! This is a great story! So flippin funny…and the pics to go with are even better! You are a natural blogger!

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  202. misty
    July 29, 2011 at 1:56 pm (11 years ago)

    OOps I had gotten the award too from Cindy and forgot to do it…guess I need to get to it! lol

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  203. Ivana Camdzic
    July 29, 2011 at 7:27 pm (11 years ago)

    Hi Kelly! It was so amazing to meet you at TM this past week! And you’re absolutely right, Ingvild’s class was soooo incredible!!! I love the way your layout turned out and I can’t wait to get some of the pictures we took and to post them and my work on my blog! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and I hope you’ll come visit the Scrapbook Studio if you’re ever in Stoon!

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  204. Izzyb
    July 30, 2011 at 9:58 am (11 years ago)

    Oh you lucky ducky! What a gorgeous layout. I love all the new tools you spotlighted and how genius is that ink design? Great pic of you, Kelly.

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  205. Sandi Cl~
    July 31, 2011 at 7:00 pm (11 years ago)

    Wow, you lucky girl! I did a Ustream class with her but it must have been awesome to do one in person! Love how your page turned out!

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  206. Cindy Gay
    August 1, 2011 at 2:45 am (11 years ago)

    Just too cool! And your layout and daughter are lovely!

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  207. Gabrielle Pollacco
    August 1, 2011 at 6:41 am (11 years ago)

    Ohhhh Wow!!!! Your l/o is GORGEOUS Kelly!!! I love love love that iron fence stamp….Im going to have to go on a hunt for it!! How cool to see a pick of you beautiful ladies together!!

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  208. Michelle
    August 2, 2011 at 9:00 am (11 years ago)

    OMG! This gave me a fit of giggles Kelly! You have my deepest sympathy! I can just picture him saying thses things…and watching you go paler by the second LOL! I feel your pain sista…I feel your pain!

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  209. Natasha
    August 2, 2011 at 3:51 pm (11 years ago)

    LOL!!!! I don’t know if I should continue reading your blog because you scare the hell out of me with your stories! Is this what I have to look forward to?! LOL. Buy a few more bottles of hair color because it ain’t over yet! LOL

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  210. misty
    August 2, 2011 at 4:14 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh my goodness…I’m with Natasha! I don’t think I can handle the teenage years! Funny stuff!

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  211. Micupoftea~
    August 2, 2011 at 4:25 pm (11 years ago)

    Ummm, on the one hand this is funny! On the other, he not only puts others at danger he puts himself in danger. In the last 4 years of driving my daughter to high school, I have been rear ended and sideswiped by TEEN drivers near the high school!!! Two different accidents I had to take my car in for repairs.grrr… I am so glad dd has graduated so I can stay away from the HS!!! LOL~ Some 16 yr olds are mature enough to drive, but most are not. Get out the hair color, it is going to be a bumpy ride! xo

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  212. Cindy Gay
    August 2, 2011 at 6:05 pm (11 years ago)

    I’d like to say it gets better. . . . . at least you can talk to your on line friends about it!

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  213. Renee VanEpps
    August 3, 2011 at 4:33 am (11 years ago)

    HA!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG .. How could he NOT be looking at anything when shoulder checking???!!!
    And the ‘my bad’ for no.2 is hilarious. I am scared that this is my future as well!! hee hee..

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  214. Lee-Anne
    August 3, 2011 at 12:40 pm (11 years ago)

    I have two that are now adults and married so I feel for you and know your pain. I still have an 11 year old at home. What was I thinking LOL. Just kidding! I love him dearly, but why can’t they just skip the teen years and go from 10 to 25 instantly? Chin up Kelly.

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  215. Ivana Camdzic
    August 4, 2011 at 8:51 am (11 years ago)

    O boy! In a really that’s-just-how-it-goes kind of way, this is just hilarious! It was not that long ago that my lil brother was taking his driver’s test, and I had sworn that if he passed I would become a hermit – for fear of losing my life should I ever be in a 500 foot radius of his ill-operated car…Much to my surprise, when he failed the test TWICE, he somehow changed his outlook on what driving really means. Funny how things just have a way of working themselves out ๐Ÿ™‚

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  216. scrapbookertink
    August 4, 2011 at 11:44 am (11 years ago)

    Wow, how exciting, your layout is stunning.

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  217. scrapbookertink
    August 4, 2011 at 11:45 am (11 years ago)

    LOL, this is too funny, DD is starting in October, god help me!

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  218. Sandra D
    August 4, 2011 at 12:16 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly, you are a brave and patient Mom. My version of Mom’s driving school would have been shut down after the first or second incident. Please remember to give me a call when he is on the road so I can stay home (just kidding).

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  219. reneabouquets
    August 7, 2011 at 4:41 am (11 years ago)

    Guess what Kelly? My son is now one of those teenage boys out there driving! Yep, he hit the road 2 days after his birthday that was June 25th. I am so lucky, Draven is the total opposite of what teenagers are supposed to be. He is very responsible and drives better than me. I loved this post-so funny! So many of my friends are going through this so it is very relatable! I found a great hair color that lasts a lot longer than the others, if you would like the name of it-lol!!

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  220. Lisa Barrie
    August 7, 2011 at 10:22 am (11 years ago)

    OMG Kelly, I’m sitting here with my 12 year old DD and tears of laughter are rolling down my face. I am seriously dreading this too! I wish you the best of luck and new tires are expensive..just let the air out!

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  221. Pendra
    August 7, 2011 at 10:45 pm (11 years ago)

    I went through it with two teenagers years ago and I went completely white haired… now my grandkids are starting to drive… YIKES, I think my hair is actually starting to fall out!!! So quit gripping about hair dye… I gotta go look at wigs! Love ya gal, you keep my heart pumping with all your great humor!
    Pendra

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  222. Pendra
    August 8, 2011 at 12:58 am (11 years ago)

    Oh Kelly… you are so sweet! I just got your message about the loss of my Mom. Your kind words and friendship mean a lot to me and I so appreciate you and your wonderful sense of humor. There are so many amazing people out here in blog land and I am ever so grateful to have found you. You are ever so sweet. Thank you my friend.
    Pendra

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  223. Brenda Cazes
    August 9, 2011 at 5:56 pm (11 years ago)

    This is too funny….and a little scary seeing as we live in the same city!! I was laughing out loud as I read them, but number one has got to be my favorite! Thanks for the laugh today – I needed it!! – Brenda

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  224. Izzyb
    August 10, 2011 at 2:52 pm (11 years ago)

    You sure know how to bring the funny, Kelly. I wanted to laugh, but then, before I know it, my own son will be driving. Maybe I should just print this out and put it in his baby book now.

    By the way, when I was a teen, I told my Dad that STOP stood for Squeal Tires On Pavement. He was not amused…

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  225. reneabouquets
    August 12, 2011 at 4:24 am (11 years ago)

    OH wow, that layout is a stunner! Lucky you to meet such a scrapping Icon, I am definitely jealous! I know you were just beside yourself getting to meet her, and by the way you looked beautiful-great photo of you and her together!

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  226. Marivic (Berry71Bleu)
    August 12, 2011 at 9:47 am (11 years ago)

    Kelly,
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog..I was trying to find an email address so I can email you. Can you email me at berry71bleu@gmail.com? Thank you so much!! Lovely work Kelly, I’m now a follower..Hope to hear from you soon.

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  227. Kazza
    August 14, 2011 at 1:49 pm (11 years ago)

    That is so funny but very valuable information!!
    I love your story telling. Puts a smile on my face to start the day! Thx Kelly.x

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  228. Sharon (Fritchey)
    August 14, 2011 at 2:01 pm (11 years ago)

    You always make me laugh, Kelly! Belly laugh!!!!! This is so much fun! TFS your sense of humor with us!!!!!

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  229. Sharon (Fritchey)
    August 14, 2011 at 2:03 pm (11 years ago)

    LOL!!!! My 17 year old daughter and her dad and I – we pretty much have the same conversations!!!!!!

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  230. Sharon (Fritchey)
    August 14, 2011 at 2:05 pm (11 years ago)

    Ahhhhhhh Kelly1 What a wonderful moment for you! I sooooo wish I could have been there! So, now you have to come to PA to teach a class to us, ok???!!!

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  231. Pendra
    August 14, 2011 at 2:19 pm (11 years ago)

    You are soooo funny… still think we could make it on the road, just saying!! I received my goodies from you in the mail and just wanted to say thanks… I don’t own anything Bo Bunny, do you believe that? Well I do now… thanks sweetie!

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  232. Limor Webber
    August 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm (11 years ago)

    LMAO!!! you crack me up!!!!

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  233. Michelle
    August 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm (11 years ago)

    Omg! you Do crack me up girlfriend…arm liposuction indeed ! and gosh you guys are talllll…. that’s it…I’m only bringing highheels with me…and I’ll still probably look like a dwarf next to you LOL

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  234. Lee-Anne
    August 14, 2011 at 3:17 pm (11 years ago)

    Ha ha! Love this!

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  235. Shirley
    August 14, 2011 at 5:19 pm (11 years ago)

    Made me laugh out loud. You have a gift my dear, dear friend.

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  236. Cindy Gay
    August 14, 2011 at 6:06 pm (11 years ago)

    Gotta love it Kelly! Sounds like a fun trip!

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  237. amelia
    August 14, 2011 at 6:41 pm (11 years ago)

    I love this It ‘s so funny you make me laugh a lot looking what you did in croping those photos!!!!

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  238. Sandra D
    August 14, 2011 at 7:39 pm (11 years ago)

    Another great post. Love the combination of humour & instruction! You are gorgeous before and after the “surgeries”.

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  239. Micupoftea~
    August 14, 2011 at 10:31 pm (11 years ago)

    Yep, cropping makes photos look better and/or focuses onte best part! Valuable info ๐Ÿ™‚

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  240. Micupoftea~
    August 14, 2011 at 10:33 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly…forgot to say that it looks like you had a great time with your special guy! xo

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  241. Lisa Barrie
    August 15, 2011 at 6:57 pm (11 years ago)

    So darn funny!! I have to remember this next vacation!

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  242. Renee VanEpps
    August 16, 2011 at 3:08 am (11 years ago)

    I agree with Shirley (you have a great gift), and Sandra’s funny comment LOL!! But it’s true, you are gorgeous and hilarious chica ๐Ÿ˜‰ And don’t feel bad – I could only wish to have your arms! Your blog is such a perfect mix of everything, so happy you are here now!!! And I have to apologize for not doing my part of the Sweet Blog Award you gave me (yet). Going to start dreaming stuff up right now LOL! TTYL

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  243. Tasha
    August 16, 2011 at 12:25 pm (11 years ago)

    What a fun post! Where did you go (between Kelowna and Vernon?) I only ask because my Dad lived in Oyama for a million years (but recently moved to Vernon). It is 20 minutes between Kelowna and Vernon but so small that no one ever knows where it is… Is that where you visited? I love it out there – Wade and I talk about relocating ALL the time. I am sure you had an amazing mini vacation. I love the wineries there – arent they beautiful?!

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  244. Noor Nahdi
    August 16, 2011 at 1:17 pm (11 years ago)

    Funny one!!! Waiting to see your LO’s sweetie ๐Ÿ™‚

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  245. Jessica Cangiano
    August 21, 2011 at 8:02 am (11 years ago)

    Hi beautiful gal,

    You have no idea how homesick these great travel pics are making this Okanagan raised girl right now! ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks like you a stellar time there, that’s wonderful!

    Thank you very much for your lovely comment on my scrapbook blog this morning about my anniversary card. Visiting the Okanagan, you were hanging out precisely where my parents still live ๐Ÿ™‚

    Big hugs & joyful weekend wishes,
    Jessica

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  246. Wanda G (stampcat)
    August 21, 2011 at 5:39 pm (11 years ago)

    OMG I’m cracking up! What a great post! Love your writing style and your projects too! Have a wonderful day!

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  247. Wendy Rasbach
    August 22, 2011 at 12:15 pm (11 years ago)

    Wow, Kelly! Your layout is gorgeous! Good for you finding a way to get out of fussy cutting that paper. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think it’s quite a work of art, and your friend will love it.

    P.S. I rather enjoy the teenage horror stories. They make me giggle…probably because I don’t have teenagers yet…(yet)

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  248. Lisa Barrie
    August 22, 2011 at 12:20 pm (11 years ago)

    Just stunning! I love the gold accents on the white washed embellies!! I’m definitely looking forward to some more storytelling too!

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  249. Karen Jones
    August 22, 2011 at 12:56 pm (11 years ago)

    Incredible! Loving your blog.

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  250. Michelle
    August 22, 2011 at 2:00 pm (11 years ago)

    Wow! stunning LO Kelly. It is so rich! Love all the fussy cutting …God bless Kim I’d say LOL!The weaved ribbon frame is beautiful! and I do that cut out the center thing too ….especially if I don’t have a second sheet ! great minds think alike!

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  251. Sandra D
    August 22, 2011 at 2:57 pm (11 years ago)

    Beautiful job of creating a gorgeous layout and then teaching us how to recreate one for ourselves. The bird and butterflies are the perfect additions to this nature-inspired page. The sheer ribbon really adds another dimension and is the perfect girly finish.

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  252. Sandi Smith
    August 22, 2011 at 3:26 pm (11 years ago)

    Just beautiful Kelly…love every detail. I too cut out the centers of my paper and please don’t change a thing about your blog…your stories always make me chuckle!!!

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  253. Cindy Gay
    August 22, 2011 at 5:13 pm (11 years ago)

    It’s very pretty Kelly and I like the part about the dauber metallic paint.

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  254. Sabrina
    August 22, 2011 at 7:18 pm (11 years ago)

    Absolutely beautiful!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing this, Kelly!

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  255. Vicky Alberto
    August 22, 2011 at 8:16 pm (11 years ago)

    I love your stories and teen horror, LOL… love your layout too! I only fussy cut flowers if the project demands it otherwise I rather make 3D flowers ๐Ÿ™‚

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  256. Micupoftea~
    August 23, 2011 at 12:08 am (11 years ago)

    Ahhh, so elegant, Kelly! I LOVE LOTS of pics too~ Great close-ups of the punching, lacing and MF pieces. Your work is always so detailed and eye catching. Have a great week ๐Ÿ™‚
    xox
    shawn

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  257. Kazza
    August 23, 2011 at 12:16 am (11 years ago)

    Soooo gorgeous Kelly!!!!Love your techniques but really love your stories behind everything!!Thx for the smile and giggle…..Kxx

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  258. Renee VanEpps
    August 23, 2011 at 4:46 am (11 years ago)

    Wow Kelly, this is so beautiful!! Yes, I love looking at the photos to see all the up close gorgeous elements!! Those MF resin pieces are so pretty, will have to get some (and some gold paint!).. Been wanting to try the Distress Stains ๐Ÿ™‚

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  259. Marรญa Castillo
    August 23, 2011 at 8:48 am (11 years ago)

    Gorgeous page Kelly and love the step by steยดyou made!!

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  260. scrapbookertink
    August 23, 2011 at 11:37 pm (11 years ago)

    Stunning page Kelly, love all the pics never to pro to learn something new, take care, Doreen x

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  261. Izzyb
    August 28, 2011 at 3:42 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh, I fear the day this happens to me, Kelly! But at least now I know what to expect and I hope I can handle it with half the grace and aplomb that you have. Loved the story in pictures and especially the wonderfully sweet pic at the end. Hugs to you!

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  262. Izzyb
    August 28, 2011 at 4:01 pm (11 years ago)

    Hee! You are much braver than me, sweetie, because I would have never posted the original with the errant arm, lol.

    Loved your post as I always do. You are such a terrific storyteller. Glad you got away from the munchkins for a little R and R.

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  263. Sandi Smith
    August 28, 2011 at 5:44 pm (11 years ago)

    I know how you feel Kelly…my oldest just finished college and has been working in Iqaluit for the last 2 months.But he comes home on Thursday…YAY!!! Bet you are looking forward to your scrappy friend coming to visit!!

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  264. Cindy Gay
    August 28, 2011 at 5:55 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh Kelly–I’m with you on all those emotions. Time for DH and you to go out on a date!

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  265. Michelle
    August 28, 2011 at 6:22 pm (11 years ago)

    awww…what’s worse ? the fear? or the sadness? Totally love the last pic with his grandpa! hugs!

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  266. Sandra D
    August 28, 2011 at 6:51 pm (11 years ago)

    What a sweet & touching story. You have such a masterful way of sharing your life with us. You have done a great job raising your son and that will help him make the right choices.

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  267. Lee-Anne
    August 28, 2011 at 7:50 pm (11 years ago)

    Hugs Kelly! I have been through it and it’s hard for us moms sometimes to accept that our kids are growing up. They are becoming independent, but they will always need us. My two older kids are now married and I am seeing this now.

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  268. Micupoftea~
    August 28, 2011 at 8:49 pm (11 years ago)

    I hear ya….my dd takes her test in 2 weeks. I will take pics too ๐Ÿ™‚
    xox

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  269. Vicky Alberto
    August 28, 2011 at 10:30 pm (11 years ago)

    yikes – makes me want to go kiss my babies (but I don’t want to wake them, LOL).

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  270. Renee VanEpps
    August 29, 2011 at 4:25 am (11 years ago)

    OH Kelly!!! I just want to give you a big hug you poor girl!!!! I’m all teared up for u ๐Ÿ˜‰ !! Congrats to BG for getting his license! Now if he’d only quit scaring his mom! And I loved the irony of walking hom LOL. Big hugs, take care, can’t wait to see your next post ~

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  271. Walter Hunchak, Founder
    August 29, 2011 at 6:13 am (11 years ago)

    I absolutely love the photo of BG and GBG. Brought tears to my eyes. Permission request to cross post to my Facebook page.

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  272. Lisa Barrie
    August 29, 2011 at 9:00 am (11 years ago)

    Oh gosh the time is just going so fast! My DD is stuck in NYC coming home tomorrow and this is the longest I’ve been away from her. I can’t imagine what I’ll feel when she drives away. It kinda sucks. I love the wheel barrel pics, so darn cute!!

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  273. Limor Webber
    August 29, 2011 at 10:24 am (11 years ago)

    Thanks for the laugh but most of all for the good cry! I totally get how heart wrenching it would be to see your baby boy drive away… hugs to you my friend! I do not look forward to having my kids grow up LoL!!! Hannah is going into Grade 1 on Thursday and I am already getting emotional.
    Hugs!!
    Limor

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  274. Paula
    August 29, 2011 at 7:46 pm (11 years ago)

    Congrats??? Total roller coaster of a ride for you right now. Just know that you have given him the tools to be a good person and make the right decisions (hopefully *wink*)

    I’m so going to be a mess when my boy is at this stage. I’m sad (and happy) he is starting preschool in a week!!

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  275. reneabouquets
    August 31, 2011 at 4:02 am (11 years ago)

    Oh Kelly, great big, in the same boat as you, momma hugs-Lord knows we need them! Loved those photos and your story, especially the part about him having to walk that day-lol!

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  276. Sandi Smith
    August 31, 2011 at 1:10 pm (11 years ago)

    Just beautiful Kelly…love the little sign and every other perfect detail!!!

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  277. Luz Maria Bruna
    August 31, 2011 at 3:40 pm (11 years ago)

    What a fabulous work on this PRECIOUS layout my friend!!

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  278. Micupoftea~
    August 31, 2011 at 5:20 pm (11 years ago)

    Sweet and a lovely vintage feel. I especially like the hand stitching. The punching and doily add femininity and daintiness. WHat a treasure the photo is for your family heritage album! Your pages always have wonderful touches. Chicken ‘wire’ is perfect on this LO~

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  279. Cindy Gay
    August 31, 2011 at 5:25 pm (11 years ago)

    Ok you party girl! This is a great layout starting with the priceless photo. Great shadow box style framing with the punchwork and chicken wire. The sign (title box) is very creative and the stitchery also very nice.

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  280. Michelle
    August 31, 2011 at 6:12 pm (11 years ago)

    Wow oh wow Kelly! this is GORGEOUS!!! I’m awed at all the wonderfully creative details on this LO!!!This is so sweet and touching! No wonder your mother loved it! the frame title is awesome!!!! and so is the double frame shadow box! I keep going back to look at all the gorgeous little details!

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  281. misty
    September 1, 2011 at 9:12 am (11 years ago)

    This is amazing kelly! I loooove that frame. I’ve never seen anything like it!

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  282. misty
    September 1, 2011 at 9:18 am (11 years ago)

    Oh dear Lord girl! I know this was funny but I actually felt a little teary eyed because I envisioned my son, and I imagine it is very hard to swallow!!! I mean I’m not even wanting to send him to kindergarten next year…not because I want him around 24/7 because I could use a break…but because time is flying by way too fast and although I know its supposed to happen, it still breaks my heart!

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  283. misty
    September 1, 2011 at 9:19 am (11 years ago)

    oh yeah! Congrats to your “baby” boy!

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  284. Tasha
    September 1, 2011 at 3:31 pm (11 years ago)

    Awe! Makes me want to hug my baby boys and tell them not to grow up another day… ok, well get potty trained – and then stop growing!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  285. Luz Maria Bruna
    September 2, 2011 at 9:20 pm (11 years ago)

    Wow Kelly this is fabulous!!! Big big congrats my friend!!

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  286. Kay
    September 2, 2011 at 9:57 pm (11 years ago)

    Congrats Kelly…fabulous news & one very fabulous masculine ‘teen’ page. I agree; the title & whole style screams teenager! Loved it all!

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  287. Melissa
    September 2, 2011 at 10:14 pm (11 years ago)

    WOW! How completely awesome is that! I know a celebrity! You rock, girlie!

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  288. Melissa
    September 2, 2011 at 10:15 pm (11 years ago)

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Just a stunning layout!

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  289. Renee VanEpps
    September 3, 2011 at 7:26 am (11 years ago)

    YAY!!!! Congrats Kelly! Your work is beautiful and you are definitely cover-worthy!!! Love the gorgeous LO, especially the cool title work!

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  290. Michelle
    September 3, 2011 at 8:25 am (11 years ago)

    BIG congrats Cover girl! So proud of you! HUGS!

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  291. Jessica Cangiano
    September 3, 2011 at 8:43 am (11 years ago)

    That is so awesome, Kelly! I’m honestly doing a big happy dance for your right now. Canadian Scrapbooker is my favourite scrapbooking magazine and I eagerly look forward to buying it each month. Now I’ll be a million times more excited for the fall issue, knowing you were behind it’s fantastic cover.

    Hugs hugs & happy congrats,
    Jessica

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  292. Jeni O'Connor
    September 3, 2011 at 3:51 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly!!!!! A front cover! That’s awesome news. I’m soooo thrilled for you. HUGEST CONGRATS!

    Fabulous layout and even more so as It’s not your size. I’d feel the same. But you created an amazing lo.Maybe it’s something about understanding the crazy Canadian hockey love. lol

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  293. Sandi Smith
    September 3, 2011 at 5:22 pm (11 years ago)

    Big congrats Kelly…your layout is gorgeous and you definitely deserve to be a cover girl!!

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  294. Cindy Gay
    September 3, 2011 at 7:23 pm (11 years ago)

    You did a great job Kelly! Now you have to put Boy Genius’ picture there!

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  295. scrapbookertink
    September 4, 2011 at 5:49 am (11 years ago)

    Wow, super congrats, amazing layout for a teen, love it, take care, Doreen x

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  296. Lisa Barrie
    September 4, 2011 at 8:55 am (11 years ago)

    Wow!! That is incredible, you must be so proud!

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  297. Paula
    September 4, 2011 at 9:58 am (11 years ago)

    OMG! You did stitcking on your page!! I am so impressed by this since I know you laugh at me so much when I am doing it. And you used a tool to do it!!
    Way to go (LOL)! Great layout Kelly.

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  298. Sandra D
    September 4, 2011 at 4:43 pm (11 years ago)

    Congrats Kelly on what is sure to be only the first of many covers designed by you! You are on your way to being a scrapping star – and not the chipboard kind (he he). Thanks for sharing your good news – your friends, fans & followers are thrilled with your success.

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  299. Sharon (Fritchey)
    September 5, 2011 at 7:06 am (11 years ago)

    Woohoo Kelly!!!!!!!!! I KNEW I would see your work on a cover some day! You have such amazing talent! Now, when can I come to your house for a class??????
    I am interested in that sketch, too! TFS!!!
    P.S. I love that photo of you holding the cover – you always make me smile, my friend!

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  300. Sharon (Fritchey)
    September 5, 2011 at 7:06 am (11 years ago)

    Such a lovely page!!!!!!! You are amazing!

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  301. Sharon (Fritchey)
    September 5, 2011 at 7:07 am (11 years ago)

    Yep, it happens quickly, doesn it, Kelly? I love your page, your last photo, and everything here! TFS!!!

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  302. Izzyb
    September 12, 2011 at 3:50 am (11 years ago)

    This is awesome! I don’t know if teens still say that….I think I may be aging myself. But awesome fits. The layout, the cover, your accomplishment. I love the page you created. Teen boy pages are especially hard to do and you rocked this. LOVE that pic of you holding the mag, lol. I am thrilled for you, Kelly.

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  303. Izzyb
    September 13, 2011 at 4:41 pm (11 years ago)

    This is such a fun fall page. A delight! Your description of how this layout came about really made me smile. Indeed, the “fail” part of the title certainly and rightfully belongs to the teens! We moms have to stick together.

    I think a fall pic of Kelly and hubby might be in order, esp now that BoyGenius is driving and BabyoftheFamily is fast becoming a teen and DramaQueen is surely going to resist a family photo shoot….

    I love this Bella Blvd collection. You used the chipboard in such cute ways. I picked up a bit of this line the other day. Loved BB’s fall line last year too. Wonderful work, Kelly.

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  304. Izzyb
    September 13, 2011 at 4:44 pm (11 years ago)

    I was looking through your blog tags and saw that “Justin Bieber” was a tag of yours. Curiosity got the best of me. Hee! Really cute story. Love the photoshopping!

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  305. Michelle
    September 13, 2011 at 5:38 pm (11 years ago)

    Funny funny! Love that the “Fail’ is all off kilter Kelly…it adds to the chaotic feeling of this LO. Great take on the sketchy challenge! and you’re right …sometimes it really is a relief to do a Lo that’s not all technique heavy. Great LO!!!

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  306. Sandra D
    September 13, 2011 at 7:25 pm (11 years ago)

    Such a cute layout Kelly. It is ironic that the photos are the stars of a layout about the trials of getting a “good” photo. Love the papers (especially the wood grain) and the fun embellishments. What a good mom you are to include the hearts!

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  307. misty
    September 13, 2011 at 9:43 pm (11 years ago)

    Great layout! I love your trees and the photo’s crack me up just thinking about the entire process! I can relate when trying to do photoshoots of my sisters kids…someones always mad and NO ONE ever pays attention to the photographer!!! Definitely the fault of the subjects not the photographers. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  308. Cindy Gay
    September 14, 2011 at 2:56 am (11 years ago)

    Love the trees and the alphas and the photos. . . you’re certainly not a failure at anything!

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  309. reneabouquets
    September 14, 2011 at 3:50 am (11 years ago)

    I love that you took not so perfect photos, and turned them into a perfect layout! A sense of humor is a must for those of us with teens, and I love yours!

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  310. Pendra
    September 14, 2011 at 7:53 am (11 years ago)

    Wow Kelly, this page is stunning! You have the patience of a saint and nerves of steel because I would be a nervous ninny, (spelling???) cutting up that beautiful paper. But it came out GORGEOUS! I just adore the ribbon weaving around the photo! Thanks for sharing how you do what you do! It means a lot to this newbie!

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  311. Pendra
    September 14, 2011 at 7:59 am (11 years ago)

    Ooooh Kelly… my oldest Grandaughter is gonna graduate High School this year, I have been through this with my kids and now my Grandkids. I have totally white hair now, and I blame THIS moment with each and every one! Love that you documented this… save it for when his kids start to drive, send him this photo, he will get it then!!! hehehe… it is sooooo fun!!

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  312. Pendra
    September 14, 2011 at 8:06 am (11 years ago)

    Way to go girl!!! I knew you had it in you… and I knew you when! hehehe! I know a Cover Girl! I am so happy for you… you and your work are so amazing and so deserving!

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  313. Pendra
    September 14, 2011 at 8:19 am (11 years ago)

    What a beautiful tribute for a wonderful photo! I bet your Mom was so thrilled! My Mom just passed and I have found some amazing photos of her as a little girl, this is a wonderful idea for these treasured photos! I have been away from my home and supplies for months and months and I am having scrap anxiety… but I am storing up ideas, and this is at the top! Thanks for sharing the most inspiring and creative projects!

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  314. Sharon Pelech
    September 14, 2011 at 11:21 am (11 years ago)

    You captured the essence of that moment! I was not sure why giving up the keys was such a big deal for me too… but having to let go of the child is exactly what it is about. Of course R didn’t see it that way! And then there came the “first” accident… another story! Sharon

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  315. Shelly Anne
    September 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm (11 years ago)

    This is AMAZING!!! Congrats Kelly!! So excited for you and wonderful job.

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  316. Sue Sykes
    September 14, 2011 at 9:10 pm (11 years ago)

    Congratulations, Kelly! I loved your layout when I saw it! WTG!

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  317. Char
    September 15, 2011 at 5:33 am (11 years ago)

    Super cute LO Kelly! Too funny! I have many photos like those, but somehow I never think to scrap them! I did see the Sketch contest, but I’m not sure I”ll have time this month to enter anything. Hope you do well though!

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  318. Bellaidea
    September 15, 2011 at 6:01 am (11 years ago)

    very cute fall layout, if you like fall please visit us soon at PIT /more info on my blog :)/

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  319. Lisa Barrie
    September 15, 2011 at 7:23 am (11 years ago)

    Years from now you’ll remember that day for it’s imperfect perfection, much better than some stuffy posed photo anyway! The placement of all the pps is so perfect and that’s not easy!

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  320. Sandi Smith
    September 15, 2011 at 7:27 am (11 years ago)

    Gorgeous work Kelly and I think your photos were a success as they are a very accurate portrayal of every day life!

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  321. Noor Nahdi
    September 15, 2011 at 9:12 am (11 years ago)

    Such a fun take on the sketch!!! Love your creative imagination ๐Ÿ™‚

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  322. Sharon (Fritchey)
    September 16, 2011 at 11:19 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly! This layout is amazing! I love your take on the sketch! I especially love your sense of humor and exactly who failed what in your layout!!!! LOL!!!!! Thanks for sharing a little bit of your talent with us!

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  323. Nancy H.
    September 17, 2011 at 2:55 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh my word girl!!! super congrats on the COVER spot!!!! WOW! you go girl!!!!! that is beyond AWESOME!

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  324. WillieburgScrapper
    September 17, 2011 at 3:04 pm (11 years ago)

    This is such a great project! The details are AMAZING!!! Love the chicken wire corners and the real wood sign- the cross stitch is the perfect corner on the sides there- what a fantastic way to match a wonderful photo! pinned onto my Pinterest account!

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  325. scrapbookertink
    September 18, 2011 at 8:05 am (11 years ago)

    Gorgeous take on the sketch, love the pics and the colours you used, take care, Doreen x

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  326. Izzyb
    September 20, 2011 at 6:22 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh, my stars! This is one amazing creation. Please tell me you submitted this to Scrapbooking and Beyond. The spring call is due Oct. 1. This is right up their alley.

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  327. Brenda Cazes
    September 20, 2011 at 9:05 pm (11 years ago)

    WOW!!!! Congrats Kelly! That is sooooo exciting! I can’t believe I’ve looked at that cover so many times and had no idea it was YOUR layout. We all knew it was just a matter of time before your talent landed you a cover! Congrats again!

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  328. Alia
    September 29, 2011 at 4:35 pm (11 years ago)

    Ah, Glad you’re home!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  329. Cindy Gay
    September 29, 2011 at 6:02 pm (11 years ago)

    Bob always says trips like that are an “adventure” (you’re along for the ride. . . not much you can do. . .I’m thinking by the shape of that hanger they probably used it to unclog the sink. . . thank goodness for hand sanitizer!

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  330. misty
    September 29, 2011 at 8:05 pm (11 years ago)

    You are cracking me up! You are such an amazing writer!! I totally felt like I was there with you but kinda glad I wasn’t. lol Were people looking at you strange taking pics of the keys? so funny…hope the next trip is much more appealing!

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  331. Renee VanEpps
    September 30, 2011 at 6:14 am (11 years ago)

    Wow, it’s like another world there! I’ve never been to an unclean Safeway! Sounds like the trip from &^%$! Glad you commanded your way outta there! OH, that was bad wasn’t it! Really bad!

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  332. reneabouquets
    October 1, 2011 at 6:01 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh this was just what I needed! Such a humorous take on your road trip. You have a wonderful writing style, you always draw me right in.

    This trip sounds like some of ours through Oklahoma. It is so bad there that my motto is, don’t stop to eat, drink, pee or sleep until we get to Arkansas boys!!

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  333. Jeni O'Connor
    October 4, 2011 at 3:45 am (11 years ago)

    I think I know that Safeway. It’s somewhere down on the backroads of many places I’ve visited.

    Kelly you are such a treat for the soul. I think you were supposed to go devining with that key “charm”
    Love it all!
    Jenix

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  334. Natasha
    October 11, 2011 at 1:27 pm (11 years ago)

    Ahem… And you say MY supply lists are long? LOL. Fabulous layout! Love the pumpkin seeds and I thought the photo was part of the paper!! Gorgeous photo! xoxo

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  335. amelia crowe
    October 11, 2011 at 1:51 pm (11 years ago)

    Love this Halloween design it amazing

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  336. Michelle
    October 11, 2011 at 4:38 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh wow…awesome Kelly..and as you said about me….I can attest that this LO is even MORE gorgeous IRL! Nice addition with the Magenta leaves {wink wink}I gave you that punch??? Jeez..aren’t I a great friend hahah. Now you’ve inspired me and I must get my ar….errr…butt in gear and get something posted to the sketchy challenge!

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  337. JULIANA
    October 11, 2011 at 7:45 pm (11 years ago)

    I totally love your layout! So many fun details!

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  338. Izzyb
    October 12, 2011 at 3:54 am (11 years ago)

    Wow wee! First, I LOVE babyofthefamily’s costume from last year. I wonder if you had her dress that way just so you could scrap her…..? She perfect for that Graphic 45 Alice line. Please tell me you did! Secondly, oh my word, your page! That spooky tree and the big moon are the BEST! Love it, love it! A perfect Halloween page.

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  339. Izzyb
    October 12, 2011 at 4:00 am (11 years ago)

    Hee, my poor dear! Now, I will have nightmares about bathroom key. Ick! Well, at least the power didn’t go out while you were in there. Though then you would have missed the message on the wall….Love the parting shot. Your trip really did lack glamour, I’m afraid, but you got a great blog post from it!

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  340. reneabouquets
    October 12, 2011 at 4:47 am (11 years ago)

    Love all the foliage and leaves in your sketch layout-you layered them up fabulously! I love seeing your dark side come to life! I also love your little Mad Hatter up top, she looked amazing. I wish she could realize that she will have so much more fun being original and creative than just another pretty face, but unfortunately the world seems to be making our little girls feel that way at a younger and younger age. Hope you guys have a hauntingly fun Halloween!

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  341. A SASSY SCRAPPER
    October 19, 2011 at 12:32 am (11 years ago)

    Great design, Kelly!….and YES, I still love that picture of your DD! You really did rock the diecuts and make them work for you, Girlfriend! Super job with the design and all the wonderful embellies that you made! AMAZING!!!

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  342. Renee VanEpps
    October 21, 2011 at 4:40 am (11 years ago)

    HA! Love it Kelly! I know my turn is coming, mine’s only 4, but time does fly… Everytime I think nothing can shock me these days, I see something like that tag on the shirt! What the ____?!! Anyway, as I read your through your post, my thought was that you really should try to publish your writing. ( You may be like DUH RENEEE, been there done that! ) But I think your writing would be so perfect @ places like Paper Crafting Magazine’s blog, or any of the other major blogs.. since you’re so good at papercrafting and writing.. match made in heaven!

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  343. Sandra D
    October 21, 2011 at 7:46 am (11 years ago)

    Hi Kelly,
    Love the post & the photos. It really sickens me to see the lengths the retailers will go for shock value. The values that seem normal today are outrageous! It is after seeing things like this that I am happy my dd does not love to shop. Your analogy about the cruise is so apt – we are sailing on chopping seas with a broken rudder! The really scary thought is I don’t know who is the captain most days.

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  344. Michelle
    October 21, 2011 at 8:17 am (11 years ago)

    baaahhhaaaa. I sooooooooooo feel your pain! and that comment about the undies?? Oh how true is that ! as Chelsea likes to say [ only half as a joke I think] “My Nana thinks I wear satan’s panties!”LOL and I thought I was a rebel in high school when I wore the first mini skirt out of all the girls! haha Why do retailers need to sexualize our little girls at an earlier and earlier age ? and I’m SHOCKED at that pill tshirt! Whoa…what the heck is that all about?

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  345. Tasha
    October 21, 2011 at 8:39 am (11 years ago)

    Guess I should be thankful for boys only! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  346. Cindy Gay
    October 21, 2011 at 7:25 pm (11 years ago)

    Is Boy Genius any better? I’m not sure. . . Did she buy and think with “PINK” written across the back side?

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  347. Gabrielle Pollacco
    October 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm (11 years ago)

    You always give me a good laugh Kelly! Coming her is god for the soul….nice to know that I’m not the only one the breaks out in hives thinking about back to school shopping! Even more fun…try shopping with 2 girls who spend their whole time weighing out what is fair, who got more…oiy! You’re such a good writer…love reading your posts! xx

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  348. Micupoftea~
    October 23, 2011 at 5:44 pm (11 years ago)

    HAHAHA!! You gave me a good chuckle! When I walk into Hollisters it takes a few minutes to get my hearing back after we leave! Luckily, my dd does not like shopping, and chooses clothing quickly! lol~ We end up going to better lit places like Forever 21 where at least we can read the tags! She prefers feminine and classy styles, not midriff baring, thank goodness. Love your sense of humor…THANKS for visiting my Haunted Halloween Tea!
    xoxoxo

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  349. Sandi Cl~
    October 23, 2011 at 7:08 pm (11 years ago)

    So, who says we have to scrap chronologically .. or on time? LOL Fabulous page .. and the design was certainly worth keeping! Love that DA tree .. gonna have to get one of those! Hope you have a great week!

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  350. JULIANA
    October 24, 2011 at 6:41 am (11 years ago)

    While I was in Chicago recently I went into a couple of these stores and pretty much turned immediately around and left because of the loud music! I guess I am officially getting old! LOL!!!

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  351. Izzyb
    October 24, 2011 at 4:10 pm (11 years ago)

    Another fabulous and funny post. It’s kind of scary – perfect for Halloween! Love your writing. It’s definitely a treat!

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  352. Micupoftea~
    October 24, 2011 at 10:47 pm (11 years ago)

    your pages always have fabulous details and wonderful panache! Love the grungepaper and Stickles. How clever of you to mark your punch to do the edge border. Glinda looks magical, indeed. You made me laugh …just why WERE YOU standing next to Ms. Green face??! Hmm?

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  353. Sabrina
    October 24, 2011 at 11:47 pm (11 years ago)

    Wow Kelly, this is so technical, thanks for sharing!! Your layout is gorgeous with all the right colors! The semi-circle punch is brilliant!! Well done!! I learned a lot from this post, TFS again! Have a great week, Kelly!! Take care. xoxo.

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  354. Sandi Smith
    October 25, 2011 at 2:02 am (11 years ago)

    Wow Kelly…amazing work once again….LOVE it!

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  355. Donna Lebeduik
    October 25, 2011 at 4:07 am (11 years ago)

    wowsa Kelly! This is fabulous. Love all the texture/dimension, not to mention cool pics! The semi circle punch is a great idea – TFS!

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  356. scrapbookertink
    October 25, 2011 at 5:26 am (11 years ago)

    Wow, this is so amazing, love all the details you have spent hours getting right, saw Wicked a few years ago over here and have just seen The Wizard of Oz recently loved both of them. Waterstone’s the online book company has the most amazing scanimation book out on this, you might be interested, take care and the teacup basket is from http://www.candigifts.co.uk which is a UK based website, Doreen x

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  357. Michelle
    October 25, 2011 at 9:27 am (11 years ago)

    That yellow brick road is a stroke of genius Kelly..simply gorgeous! and what a great tip of marking the back of your punch so you have the same depth every time you punch the edge…I’ll certainly have to remember that tip! ๐Ÿ™‚ Awesome fussy cutting and glinda is just sparkly perfect! Fab Lo my friend!

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  358. Kay
    October 25, 2011 at 2:49 pm (11 years ago)

    How cool is this!!! I love how you went about creating the yellow brick road. I just saw Wicked this past weekend! So this page ‘called’ to me! The close ups is what I really enjoyed…I got to see all those fabulous techniques you used…awesome work!

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  359. Kay
    October 25, 2011 at 2:52 pm (11 years ago)

    What a VERY cool Halloween page! You created the night scene from It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown…complete with the great big pumpkins! Linus would be right at home here. The DA tree against the large moon…it just all works together perfectly…love it!

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  360. Cindy Gay
    October 25, 2011 at 6:04 pm (11 years ago)

    Well Kelly–it’s still great even if Baby of the Family did not cooperate. You should get her back and clone her face onto the Wicked Witch. I love the brick wall and the entire layout! Hey, you’d make a good Dorothy………

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  361. Luz Maria Bruna
    October 25, 2011 at 7:20 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly this is absolutely fabulous girl!! You really made a fantastic work on this project!!

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  362. A SASSY SCRAPPER
    October 25, 2011 at 9:19 pm (11 years ago)

    Absolutely stunning, Kelly! I can tell that you had so much fun doing this LO…..How funny that you and I are both commenting on the texture created in our LO’s! Great job with your 3-D poppies and that awesome yellow brick road…You rocked it, Kelly!!!

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  363. misty
    October 25, 2011 at 9:51 pm (11 years ago)

    WOW! What a great post! Not only because of your awesome layout itself but your step by steps are so helpful!!! Now you have me convinced that I need a sizzix…I have a cricut that I rarely use and didn’t want the sizzix to be the same story! Thanks for sharing Kelly…

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  364. Pendra
    October 26, 2011 at 1:02 pm (11 years ago)

    Hey Kelly, I haven’t visited in awhile and I see you are the same goofball, but boy your work isn’t goofy! This is beautiful, I love how you share the how to’s! I just got a BigKick and the brick embossing folder… I didn’t know you could put the ink right in it, I learned something new today! I am in awe of how easy you made it to do the postage edge… I didn’t know that it would be so easy (of course I haven’t tried it yet)! Thanks for sharing and keep up that great work… you are always an inspiration to me and I learned a lot from you today!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

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  365. Jessica Cangiano
    October 26, 2011 at 1:50 pm (11 years ago)

    The details and creative artistry here are out-of-this world wonderful! You’ve truly created a fantastic, whimsical, awesome WOO themed page, Kelly. Stellar work!

    Big hugs & cheerful Wednesday wishes,
    Jessica

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  366. Jessica Cangiano
    October 26, 2011 at 1:56 pm (11 years ago)

    What a marvelously cool, festive, engaging Halloween page! That costume that your daughter is sporting is nothing shy of amazing, too!

    Oodles of hugs,
    Jessica

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  367. Cindy
    October 28, 2011 at 10:33 am (11 years ago)

    Wow Kelly, this is fantastic!!! Love all the cool techniques used here, amazing work!! I love it!!

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  368. Sandra D
    October 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm (11 years ago)

    Your work on this layout is fantastic. I am exhausted just thinking how many hours you must have spent to get every detail perfect. The sparkle, the steam punk gears and the fussy cutting all add up to a “wickedly-amazing” art piece.

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  369. Char
    October 28, 2011 at 3:13 pm (11 years ago)

    Wow, it was great seeing all the details on this page up close! Tons of inspiring ideas for me!

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  370. natalia
    October 29, 2011 at 1:59 pm (11 years ago)

    wow, it’s so amazing, I can’t making scrapbooking cards:( I don’t have a precision like you:) Ipreffer soutache or felt flowers. Before Christmas every year I always try to make a christmas cards, but they are so ugly. It’s a pity that my friends get ugly cards:P
    take care, Natalia

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  371. Jeni O'Connor
    October 29, 2011 at 10:52 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly this is just awesome crafting. I love the way the two pages are brought together so beautifully by the road trailing across. LOL had to laugh at your “baby” not wanting to be Dorothy Can you blame her?
    Great pic of you two witches. LOL

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  372. Crystal
    October 30, 2011 at 4:51 am (11 years ago)

    Love this post! I’ve been there.
    Funny that we both have daughters on both ends of the shopping spectrum.
    (Our DQ’s Love It……SHOPPING…..Leave It says our BOF’s)

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  373. Cindy Gay
    November 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm (11 years ago)

    Love the picture of you! Thanks for the comment on my blog!

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  374. Luz Maria Bruna
    November 7, 2011 at 5:15 am (11 years ago)

    Woow girl,what fabulous cards you made all are so very pretty!!!! Fabulous work!

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  375. Michelle
    November 7, 2011 at 6:54 am (11 years ago)

    Holy smokes Kelly ! these are frigging GORGEOUS! I can NOT believe how many techniques you have incorporated in these cards! Seriously!And while you know the window /blue one is my fav , I gotta tell you that the way you used the rosette die cut to make that Christmas tree is astounding. It amazes me how you keep coming up with unique ways to use these products..YOU should send that one to Tim himself…I bet he’d be mighty impressed with that use for his diecut! Outstanding work my friend!

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  376. Char
    November 7, 2011 at 7:08 am (11 years ago)

    Wow! Talk about impressive! It never fails to amaze me how many different techniques you use to create. I can’t wait to soak up some inspiration from you!

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  377. Sandra D
    November 7, 2011 at 9:54 am (11 years ago)

    Hi Kelly,
    What beautiful cards. You must be so proud of how you challenged yourself and came up with such a magnificent result. Michelle’s idea is brilliant – Tim would love to see what you have come up with!

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  378. Miae
    November 7, 2011 at 10:04 am (11 years ago)

    Geez Kelly, you’re not a cardmaker?! Could’a fooled me:D Your creations are stunning and all so different incorporating so many cool techniques!! Tfs!

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  379. g45papers
    November 7, 2011 at 1:03 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly, All five of these cards are unbelievably adorable. I have shared this post on the Graphic 45 Facebook business page. Our followers are going to love this. Thanks for sharing your great techniques.
    Happy Papercrafting!

    Charee Filimoehala
    Graphic 45, LLC

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  380. Daisy Sparks
    November 7, 2011 at 1:10 pm (11 years ago)

    THOSE are gorgeous creations! Creative juices were overflowing, too.

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  381. centralNYscrapper
    November 7, 2011 at 1:14 pm (11 years ago)

    Awesome cards. Just beautiful. Now I need to go shopping to be able to scraplift. Thanks for sharing!

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  382. Vic
    November 7, 2011 at 1:23 pm (11 years ago)

    Beautiful! I love how you used the rosette dies so creatively!

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  383. scrappinlil
    November 7, 2011 at 1:25 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh Wow…you did an amazing job on all of these creations…I love them all and all the different techniques…I will have to try them. I am now a follower…TFS

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  384. Jolanda
    November 7, 2011 at 1:45 pm (11 years ago)

    Wow!!!!!! stunning cards – I love them all!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  385. Anonymous
    November 7, 2011 at 1:54 pm (11 years ago)

    Wow! Double wow! Love all of your cards. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Gail in Oklahoma

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  386. Anonymous
    November 7, 2011 at 1:56 pm (11 years ago)

    Wowza,I am so glad I found your gorgeous cards! Fantastic work. It makes me want to go get inky.

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  387. Sherry
    November 7, 2011 at 2:16 pm (11 years ago)

    Great cards, wonderful creativity.

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  388. MimiBeth
    November 7, 2011 at 2:24 pm (11 years ago)

    OMG!! These are fantastic! I can’t say which is my favorite because I love them all. Wonderful job!

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  389. orfanannie
    November 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm (11 years ago)

    My favorite is the “Joy” card, but it’s really hard to pick one. Just found your Blog via G45…They’re really smart at finding artistic talent! I will continue to follow your postings! Thanks for sharing

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  390. inkyfingers
    November 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm (11 years ago)

    Fantastic cards, what great ways to use the rosette die. I’m actually sitting putting some rosettes together right now!

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  391. Anne
    November 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm (11 years ago)

    Great creative ideas to use Rosettes in so many new ways! Thanks for the jumpstart!

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  392. Elena Pana
    November 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm (11 years ago)

    I love Wishful Window! I am really impressed with embossing you are using to illustrate the snow! And I am definitely becoming a follower ๐Ÿ™‚

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  393. Tami Ruth
    November 7, 2011 at 2:56 pm (11 years ago)

    I love wishful window if we really need to pick just one. Awesome cards.

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  394. Vickie_M
    November 7, 2011 at 2:57 pm (11 years ago)

    Beautiful cards. I am now a follower. Can’t wait to try some of these techniques. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.

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  395. Carole
    November 7, 2011 at 3:01 pm (11 years ago)

    Just lovely = thanks for the tips and techniques you used

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  396. Anonymous
    November 7, 2011 at 3:36 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly! I didn’t realize what a “Star” you are!!! I love these cards. Thanks for showing us all of your tricks to make them. Gotta love Graphic 45…everything!
    Rochelle
    Cricut OCD

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  397. Liane
    November 7, 2011 at 3:45 pm (11 years ago)

    What imagination you have and I’m so excited with the Santa with kids art and teh idea for the tree is wonderful. Love your ideas! Thank you for sharing your artwork and for a chance to win.

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  398. Cindy Gay
    November 7, 2011 at 3:50 pm (11 years ago)

    Hey Kelly, I came to this via Facebook’s Graphic 45. . . beautiful cards. Very professional!

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  399. Theresa
    November 7, 2011 at 4:07 pm (11 years ago)

    Wow

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  400. Johanne
    November 7, 2011 at 4:12 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly, my jaw dropped when I saw your beautiful creations. Sure puts my cards to shame. Now I have to work harder to make them almost as nice as yours. Thank you for sharing! And I agree, you have to let Tim know about the Tree!

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  401. jen
    November 7, 2011 at 4:13 pm (11 years ago)

    I am in awe of all the beautiful cards you made and all the different ideas you came up with for one theme. Now to try and pick one card, well I love the first one with Santa and the little ones, but I also love the window scene, so I can’t pick a favorite they are all beautiful, and yes I am becoming a follower as we speak so I can keep up with all your ideas tfs

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  402. barbara johnson
    November 7, 2011 at 4:47 pm (11 years ago)

    Totally awesome!! Love your designs. And the techniques are GREAT!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  403. Stacey Wilson
    November 7, 2011 at 4:55 pm (11 years ago)

    Wow! These cards are just gorgeous! I love how you used the papers and the dies. Great stuff!

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  404. Laura
    November 7, 2011 at 4:57 pm (11 years ago)

    I like the first one the best — I really like the brick wall!

    (following with my Twitter ID, which is the same as my Typepad ID)

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  405. bonnie bird
    November 7, 2011 at 5:10 pm (11 years ago)

    wow!! Hallmark should be calling you!! what beautiful cards!! it’s hard to decide which is my favorite, but i think i like the Joy card the best. and, i really like how you share your techniques!! even Ms 5 thumbs, like me, can give this a whirl! thank you for sharing such wonderful ideas. You Rock!!

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  406. Pamela
    November 7, 2011 at 5:11 pm (11 years ago)

    I think the Christmas Carols card totally ROCKS!!! but wowzer! they are all AWESOME!

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  407. olamama
    November 7, 2011 at 5:19 pm (11 years ago)

    Stunningly amazing cards! You are an inspiration, the blue window is my favorite!

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  408. Beth
    November 7, 2011 at 5:21 pm (11 years ago)

    I love the JOY tag card – but it was hard to chose just one as they are all very vintage Christmas. Thanks for the tips and inspiration.

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  409. Anonymous
    November 7, 2011 at 5:29 pm (11 years ago)

    I love how you step out of the box with the rosette die. You definately have a creative genius mind. It makes me want to get creative and make some cards. My fav is the first one because of all the different components to it. Awesome job
    Paula

    paulachiz@gmail.com

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  410. Barb
    November 7, 2011 at 5:46 pm (11 years ago)

    I love all the cards–hard choice but Wishful window is my favorite

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  411. Trisha
    November 7, 2011 at 5:52 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly, your cards are amazing. I love the Christmas Carols card the best. Love how you color your own ribbon with distress ink. This is a great tip. I subscribed to your newsletter, however, your follow button did not work, so I could not follow. Love your work. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  412. Trisha
    November 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm (11 years ago)

    Well, Kelly–see the above post. Once I signed in with google to post I was able to become a new follower by using the follow on the top bar. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  413. Anonymous
    November 7, 2011 at 6:29 pm (11 years ago)

    Beautiful cards!!Love the victorian children around the wonderful christmas tree! These are all so creative and outstanding.Thanks for sharing

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  414. melminor
    November 7, 2011 at 6:50 pm (11 years ago)

    These are just beautiful and so inspiring!!! Not a cardmaker – WHAT???

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  415. marilyn
    November 7, 2011 at 6:58 pm (11 years ago)

    These are all simply amazing! My very favorite is the first one–love the wreath!

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  416. MELINDA TATE MCCALL
    November 7, 2011 at 7:31 pm (11 years ago)

    These are Great,the forth card is my favorite,since I had to pick one! Love them all!!

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  417. gail
    November 7, 2011 at 7:37 pm (11 years ago)

    Your cards are simply amazing! I love how you incorporated so many techniques in each card. The first one blew me away…by the time I saw the last, I was literally speechless. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  418. Jackie H.
    November 7, 2011 at 8:19 pm (11 years ago)

    You are very creative!! I love the card with the music paper and the look you gave it. I also like the Christmas tree. So much fun.

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  419. Liz
    November 7, 2011 at 8:31 pm (11 years ago)

    The mother with children looking into a store window is my fav – love how you used Stickles on the swirls – and that blue distress ink – I neeed me some of that. Right after I finish this, I’ joining your blog – you have used almost all of my favorite products in your post today !

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  420. sharon g
    November 7, 2011 at 9:01 pm (11 years ago)

    How cute. Don’t you love Graphic 45? Thanks for sharing.

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  421. Rene'
    November 7, 2011 at 9:10 pm (11 years ago)

    Very Nice!! I like the first one, the Santa with the embossed backgrounds – just lovely!!

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  422. Vicky Alberto
    November 7, 2011 at 9:19 pm (11 years ago)

    OMG, I am not a card maker but am soooooo inspired to try a few of these techniques. Love the Santa’s knee one but all gorgeous. I recently started using that glue too – LOOOOOVE it!

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  423. Debbie
    November 7, 2011 at 11:00 pm (11 years ago)

    these cards are amazing esp for the first time. my favorite is the Christmas Carols, I have never used Graphic 45 papers thanks for showing
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  424. Elle
    November 8, 2011 at 3:07 am (11 years ago)

    I love the use of the rosette in so many ways. That is a die I never thought I would buy…rethinking that now. Awesome work. Thanks

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  425. karennarelle
    November 8, 2011 at 3:10 am (11 years ago)

    I enjoy making cards but mine are nowhere near as good as this!! I think my favourite is the tag card, but they ar e all stunning.

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  426. Anonymous
    November 8, 2011 at 3:21 am (11 years ago)

    I love your cards! Following you now & can’t wait to see what else you create. These are stunning.
    Pam
    panuttingatgmaildotcom

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  427. Anonymous
    November 8, 2011 at 5:37 am (11 years ago)

    Love all of the great looking Vintage Cards! Love this paper pack.
    –DawnGail

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  428. Annie
    November 8, 2011 at 6:59 am (11 years ago)

    These are so beautiful! So very hard to choose a favorite, but I guess either the first or second, but really they have all given me ideas!

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  429. ferrellgraph-x
    November 8, 2011 at 1:12 pm (11 years ago)

    I am your newest follower! I found you from a post on Graphic 45’s Facebook page. I love every single card you made! Brilliant! I am especially fond of on Santa’s knee!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer

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  430. fairkat
    November 8, 2011 at 2:17 pm (11 years ago)

    These cards are marvelous!! My favorite is the ‘Christmas Carols” one. i love your innovative use of the embossing folders and of course the Tim Holts dies. Wonderful work!!

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  431. Anonymous
    November 8, 2011 at 3:58 pm (11 years ago)

    now thATS THE WAY TO USE TIMS STUFF. I AM SO SICK OF PEOPLE BUYING ALL THIS STUFF AND NEVER USING IT. NOW YOU SURE USED ALL OF IT . SO CREATIVE YOU SHOULD BE SO PROUD OF YOURSELF.JUST GORGEOUS. I LIKE THE KIDS LOOKING THRU THE WINDOW LOVE THOSE STICKLES.
    TRACY

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  432. Lisa :)
    November 8, 2011 at 6:59 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly these are absolutely amazing!!! I really love the rosette tree but they’re all just gorgeous! You’re so creative–Love it!

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  433. Izzyb
    November 8, 2011 at 7:54 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh, sure, just a few simple cards…..These are works of art. Just amazing. You did Tim proud! So creative. The first card is especially exceptional. I couldn’t love these more. Beautiful, Kelly. Loved the tip, too, on using distress stains to color ribbon. I usually use mists, but I like the look of the stains better. Great job, too, with all the photos. Just wow.

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  434. Izzyb
    November 8, 2011 at 8:01 pm (11 years ago)

    Your attention to detail is amazing, Kelly. You humble me! Crafting at its finest. I have the 8×8 paper pack of this collection and I would love a good Oz Halloween character to photograph – and scrap – too. Darn that baby of the family! But you sure made Wicked work. This is just remarkable. I need some new tools, I see….

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  435. Cindi Estes
    November 8, 2011 at 8:41 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelley, I love all your cards, and my favorite is Christmas Carols!

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  436. Anonymous
    November 8, 2011 at 9:45 pm (11 years ago)

    For not making many cards these are fantastic. Tim’s products AND Graphic 45 are two of my favorites. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  437. A SASSY SCRAPPER
    November 8, 2011 at 11:16 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly, all of these cards are so beautiful….cannot BELIEVE how much detail you added to each one! Maybe you should hand deliver each one….don’t know how the Canadian postal service is, but I would be scared to death to put it in the U.S. mail!!!! OMGosh!!! Love them ALL!

    BTW…after your comment….thanking me for my comments over at SB.com, I had to go back and see what I had written…..LOL…..you are so funny, honey bunny!

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  438. StampDancer
    November 9, 2011 at 10:17 am (11 years ago)

    I think these are amazing! I’ve probably missed your giveaway but just wanted you to know how outstanding I think these are.

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  439. kelscrapsallnite
    November 9, 2011 at 11:43 am (11 years ago)

    Hi Kelly! Your joy card is brilliant–love it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  440. Lisa Barrie
    November 10, 2011 at 6:12 pm (11 years ago)

    I just love the storyteller feel to your cards. Wishful window is definitely my favorite! They are all so pretty and festive!! Well done

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  441. Rosita
    November 13, 2011 at 3:16 am (11 years ago)

    I’m here to deliver a cup of hot cocoa with tiny marshmallows. It is so hard to choose a favorite, they are all so pretty! But I think that the ‘Joy’ card is my favorite!

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  442. Rosita
    November 13, 2011 at 3:25 am (11 years ago)

    All the details are amazing!

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  443. misty
    November 13, 2011 at 3:46 pm (11 years ago)

    DAGGONE!!! I snoozed and….loooozed!? I have to get better with keeping up with everyones blogs! You know I absolutely LOVE your cards! I am thinking about that grunge stole Christmas though…think you may have inspired me???? Now to get off my lazy rump and just do it!

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  444. misty
    November 13, 2011 at 3:51 pm (11 years ago)

    crappy doodles! I totally thought I would never get to the end of your comments! Thank you so much for the how to’s…you are such an ispiration! that sounds a little overly sappy but it is the truth!

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  445. WillieburgScrapper
    November 13, 2011 at 7:29 pm (11 years ago)

    Misty always makes me laugh with her expressions crappy doodles? I’m So gonna use that! I was gonna say YOWZA!!! 68 comments? Not even during a blog hop do I get so many comments! Goes to show- being talented AND sweet AND friendly counts- a LOT! Thank you for swinging by my blog today- it was a huge honor and I really appreciate the feedback. LOVE your card! It’s FABULOUS- the woodgrain and brick embossing are so perfectly well thought out! Pinning it for future inspiration!

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  446. Micupoftea~
    November 13, 2011 at 11:09 pm (11 years ago)

    Congrats Lisa! Great cards, Kelly! I especially like the sheet music one on the upper left. You always add such fabulous details to your creations! ๐Ÿ™‚
    xo

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  447. Cindy Gay
    November 14, 2011 at 3:18 am (11 years ago)

    Thanks Kelly for the visit. Re your cards: I do love the embossed piece of brick work masking! Fave!

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  448. Sandra D
    November 14, 2011 at 8:37 am (11 years ago)

    Congrats to Lisa – she will love the card kit as the finished product is beautiful. Congrats to you on your ever growing group of followers! They all know a good thing when they see it.

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  449. Jill Sarginson
    November 14, 2011 at 10:16 am (11 years ago)

    These are gorgeous cardS! And congrats to being featured on the Facebook pages – yay!!

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  450. Anonymous
    November 15, 2011 at 12:52 pm (11 years ago)

    Hi I love love those cards, is it too late for the contest? hope not Mitzi Graves

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  451. A SASSY SCRAPPER
    November 16, 2011 at 11:22 pm (11 years ago)

    OK, Kelly……if I’m a “follower”, then you must be my “leader”. What I want to know is, WHERE are you leading me? Are you leading me ASTRAY? Amazing cards, honeybee!

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  452. Anonymous
    November 17, 2011 at 8:46 am (11 years ago)

    Hi Kelly I am trying to make that wreath and I would like to know what do you mean when you say medium strips of paper and where are they glued together, end to end? Thanks alot Mitzi. PS could you email me at my main address,graves2859@sbcglobal.net, thanks again!!!

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  453. Miae
    November 18, 2011 at 8:59 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly CONGRATS!! That is awesome news about being asked to be a GDT by Canadian Scrapbooker..so happy for you:) And what a gorgeous LO you’ve created, lovin’ your tutorials…hmmm might have to give making tutorials a try! Cheers!

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  454. Kay
    November 18, 2011 at 9:52 pm (11 years ago)

    Congrats & what a fabulous X-mas page! I can’t believe we’re already upon yet another X-mas…but that’s ok…this page inspired me to dust off all of my X-masy stash! Beautiful work & thanks for sharing some of your tips!

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  455. Kay
    November 18, 2011 at 9:54 pm (11 years ago)

    OMG what pretty cards! I love them all…so many little details to admire…I love how you share tips/tricks…they are all so perfectly thought out…beautiful work–lots of inspiration here!

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  456. Kay
    November 18, 2011 at 9:58 pm (11 years ago)

    How cute is this page!!! I too recently saw Wicked in NYC & loved it!! How fabulous is that show! You did it justice with this fabulous 2 page layout…loved looking at all those little details…I see you use Stickles a lot for added bling…girl…I don’t think I have one single page where I don’t whip out my Stickles…Love ’em!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love this page!

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  457. Trisha
    November 19, 2011 at 3:11 am (11 years ago)

    Congratulations, Kelly, on your Guest Designer spot. They are so lucky to have you. What an amazingly beautiful layout. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  458. ferrellgraph-x
    November 19, 2011 at 6:11 am (11 years ago)

    I rhink your page is fabulous! I’m so happy you showed us more details of of the lamp post, snowflake and doily. I would not have realized it was your alterations. Bravo!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer

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  459. Tasha
    November 19, 2011 at 6:14 am (11 years ago)

    Great post! I love the lamp post it turned out so great!! I also like the spellbinders die. It looks like a must have for sure! Thanks for sharing.

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  460. misty
    November 19, 2011 at 6:21 am (11 years ago)

    Incredible page! I absolutely love that lamp post…thanks for showing us the alterations!

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  461. Nancy Hanttula
    November 19, 2011 at 7:22 am (11 years ago)

    Such exciting news!!! Super Congratulations!!!! and what an amazing layout….love the look of the dabbed paint along the photos edge…and your altered chipboard pieces are amazing!!!! just gorgeous!!!!

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  462. Char
    November 19, 2011 at 7:29 am (11 years ago)

    Such great exciting news for you! Congrats! I’m looking forward to seeing the layouts you’ll be creating in the magazine! I really love this Christmas Lo you did! Fantastic!

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  463. barbara johnson
    November 19, 2011 at 8:06 am (11 years ago)

    Beautiful layout and fantastic tutorial!! I love the embossing from the die idea!!! So many layers of interest in that design!! Love it!!! Thanks!!!!

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  464. Lee-Anne
    November 19, 2011 at 8:15 am (11 years ago)

    Congratulations Kelly! It is well deserved! Your projects are always inspiring and amazing.

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  465. Lynne J
    November 19, 2011 at 8:21 am (11 years ago)

    wow, Kelly-congrats on the designer spot; I think canadian scrapbooker is by far the best scrappping mag out there!Your Lo is fabulous!

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  466. Lisa Barrie
    November 19, 2011 at 10:32 am (11 years ago)

    Congrats on the DT work! I love the way you did the lamppost, the stickles really makes it sing. I was especially glad to see you Christmas post because, hello it’s like less than a week from Thanksgiving and I haven’t even taken my Fall decorations out. I’m so not mentally ready, as you know I’ve been spending way too much time on the computer. So thanks for reminding me I’ve gotta get moving! Have a great day and thanks for visiting me on my blog, I’m always happy to get your visit! Hugs, Lisa

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  467. Tamara L (Wpg)
    November 19, 2011 at 10:47 am (11 years ago)

    I just love the lamp post, such a simple way to make it look so shiny! and the edging around the photo, nice! Thank you for the great step by step explinations!

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  468. A SASSY SCRAPPER
    November 19, 2011 at 12:38 pm (11 years ago)

    Wow, Kelly…..I am really glad that I stopped by here to look at this LO again…..you really used a lot of techniques that I somehow missed at SB.com….gee, whiz! You ROCK, girlfriend! HUGS to YOU!!!

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  469. scrapbookertink
    November 19, 2011 at 3:47 pm (11 years ago)

    Congrats on DT post, love this xmas layout, so puts me in the mood, take care, Doreen x

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  470. Cindy Gay
    November 19, 2011 at 7:44 pm (11 years ago)

    I particularly like the gold dabber frame and all the fine details.

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  471. Michelle
    November 19, 2011 at 7:47 pm (11 years ago)

    Soooo gorgeous Kelly. LOVE all your secret tips that you used to create this wonderful LO…puts me in the Christmas mood! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  472. Bozena Andersen
    November 19, 2011 at 9:38 pm (11 years ago)

    Congratulations on the designer spot in CS! I love your LO’s and I am so happy that I found your blog on the CS website!

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  473. Micupoftea~
    November 19, 2011 at 10:35 pm (11 years ago)

    Fun tips and techniques…love the painted edge on the photo~
    Congrats again on your DT gig!
    xoxox

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  474. Anonymous
    November 20, 2011 at 5:11 am (11 years ago)

    I love the layout and thanks for all the info on how to do different things. I have learned alot from you!!! Congrats on your designer gig. I hope I win the next giveaway,

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  475. Sherri
    November 20, 2011 at 8:11 am (11 years ago)

    Beautiful LO my friend. Congrats on the DT for CS. I’ll be watching for it.I love the story behind the tree and ornaments too.

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  476. Izzyb
    November 20, 2011 at 3:50 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly, congrats on the Design Team post with the magazine. Well deserved. You will do amazing work for them, no doubt. I love love love your Christmas page. You are the master of detail! Love all the layers and shine. Just gorgeous.

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  477. Gerry van Gent
    November 20, 2011 at 5:58 pm (11 years ago)

    Congratulations, Kelly, on the GDT spot! This is great news!
    Love your layout and thank you for sharing your tutorial!
    Hugs ~Gerry~

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  478. Cris
    November 21, 2011 at 6:01 pm (11 years ago)

    Congrats! Wow, Kelly, this is such a cool blog. Love your sense of humor and writing style. Had a blast around here!
    BTW, great LO! Precious tips all over!
    Hugs
    ~Cris

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  479. WhiteRacoon
    November 22, 2011 at 2:50 am (11 years ago)

    It’s so cute! Love the layout and the details – so nice of you to show ecah and each item. Great idea with golden frame and paint! =)

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  480. Beebeebabs
    November 23, 2011 at 6:34 am (11 years ago)

    Very nice job tfs!!!

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  481. Pendra
    November 23, 2011 at 2:10 pm (11 years ago)

    Hi Kelly, congrats… I wonder what took someone so long to nab you!!! Your layout is beautiful and thanks for the little tutorial on it, I need all the help I can get! Your hubby sounds like a great guy… I got the other great guy… guess that makes us pretty great gals! Haven’t been around much lately but hope that changes soon! Have a great Thanksgiving and enjoy your family!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

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  482. Luz Maria Bruna
    November 24, 2011 at 10:59 am (11 years ago)

    Big congrats Kelly,thatยดs awesome!! Your layout is fabulous!

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  483. Candace
    November 26, 2011 at 9:11 am (11 years ago)

    Wow! I took the G45 Christmas Cards with you and am now a big fan! I love the paint around the photo!

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  484. reneabouquets
    November 26, 2011 at 4:24 pm (11 years ago)

    Wow Kelly, this layout is even more gorgeous up close! Love how you created the lamp post and the metal work on it! Your details are amazing!!

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  485. Pendra
    November 29, 2011 at 11:27 pm (11 years ago)

    Wow, Kelly these are amazing! I am always in awe of what you come up with and I can’t thank you enough for always sharing how you came up with it! You have a wonderful way of thinking outside the box and coming up with new ways to use our supplies! Thanks Kelly… and I love each and every one of these beautiful cards!
    Crafty Hugs my friend,
    Pendra

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  486. Micupoftea~
    November 30, 2011 at 8:11 pm (11 years ago)

    woooooohooo! How fun, congrats Scrapbooktink!
    **************************************
    I am having a giveaway….come see!

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  487. Izzyb
    December 1, 2011 at 8:33 am (11 years ago)

    She is one lucky duck. Next time I think I will post my comment twice to give me an edge!

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  488. scrapbookertink
    December 1, 2011 at 10:19 am (11 years ago)

    wooooooohoooo to me, thank you soooo much, that was a lovely surprise x

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  489. scrappyhappymom
    December 3, 2011 at 6:09 pm (11 years ago)

    I love this layout! I had such a blast trying to re-create this masterpiece. Your so talented my friend! I hope there are more classes to come at Urban..count me in. Everyone I show this project says “oh my you are so talented” and I have to say…”no Kelly is the talented one”, this was her idea. So thanks and you know I’m already a fan!!

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  490. Bellaidea
    December 3, 2011 at 6:11 pm (11 years ago)

    I`m a follewer, I will make comment and just wait ๐Ÿ™‚

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  491. Anonymous
    December 3, 2011 at 6:31 pm (11 years ago)

    Love, Love, Love this lo! So many fun new things to try! Your daughter is beautiful! Rochelle

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  492. Char
    December 3, 2011 at 6:32 pm (11 years ago)

    Loved this project so much that I’m making one myself! LOL! I’m still working on it though and I need to find the perfect photo to put in it. It’s truly a gorgeous creation! I just love that resist canvas. I had to buy extras to have around for other projects! I sure hope that they come out with more.

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  493. Anonymous
    December 3, 2011 at 6:32 pm (11 years ago)

    I’ve tried to leave a comment several different ways and the only way it would take is as Anonymous? (Cricut OCD on Scrapbook.com) Anyway if there is a trick please let me know. My Google account says I don’t have authority to post to this account? Rochelle

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  494. Cindy Gay
    December 3, 2011 at 7:33 pm (11 years ago)

    Your daughter is very pretty just like you! Like the corner folded back exposing the beautiful scroll! Lovely!

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  495. Shona
    December 3, 2011 at 7:48 pm (11 years ago)

    yes she is a beauty ๐Ÿ™‚ I had to pop over and look at that tree some more. This is really gorgeous Kelly!

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  496. Miae
    December 3, 2011 at 8:01 pm (11 years ago)

    Hi Kelly, another gorgeous page! Those prima canvas shapes are yummy and thank you so much for taking the time to do the tutorials:)

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  497. silverkis
    December 3, 2011 at 8:02 pm (11 years ago)

    i love the tulle flower that you made and all the embellies!! Great lo, Kelly!!

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  498. Nancy Hanttula
    December 3, 2011 at 8:15 pm (11 years ago)

    I absolutely adore this layout Kelly!!! the design, the details…everything is complete perfection! LOVE!

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  499. Lee-Anne
    December 3, 2011 at 9:51 pm (11 years ago)

    What a beautiful photo and the layout is outstanding. Love all the gorgeous details. I love the canvas resist pieces and the tulle flower.

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  500. Anonymous
    December 4, 2011 at 3:02 am (11 years ago)

    Kelly, this is gorgeous! Your daughter is beautiful! Thank you so much for your instruction on the techniques. I am so excited to try this. I love learning new things and there are so many really pretty embellishments here, I can’t wait to try. First things first… gotta finish my Christmas cards!
    –CookieGranny on scrapbook.com

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  501. WhiteRacoon
    December 4, 2011 at 3:44 am (11 years ago)

    Cool! I LOVE how you show all the details! this and that… tule&wire are favourites this time, very inventive: a mix of tenderness and hardness.
    great job!

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  502. Liz
    December 4, 2011 at 4:35 am (11 years ago)

    Very beautiful LO ! I’m more of a cardie than a scrapper, but I can see applications that could be used in my cards. Love the vintagey look, and then a pop of color here and there !

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  503. Trisha
    December 4, 2011 at 5:40 am (11 years ago)

    Good Sunday morning, Kelly. Your layout is so amazing. Love the vintage look. You have an incredible way of working with papers and textures. Great tree trunk. Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  504. Renee
    December 4, 2011 at 5:49 am (11 years ago)

    This is technique Heaven Kelly!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to describe the process for this masterpiece! I can see why your daughter loves this pic, she’s beautiful! I can’t believe you’re giving all of this away, what a bonus! You’re too good to us!!!

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  505. rainbo5086
    December 4, 2011 at 7:24 am (11 years ago)

    I really like this page. I would love to win this giveaway. I know what you mean about teens not wanting their picture taken.

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  506. ferrellgraph-x
    December 4, 2011 at 7:51 am (11 years ago)

    What a fabulous scrapbook page! Every detail is perfect! It certainlky would be awesome to win the stuff to recreate it!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer

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  507. barbara johnson
    December 4, 2011 at 8:44 am (11 years ago)

    Love that layout!! The turned back corner is really beautiful! So many interesting elements are in this LO! I love it!!

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  508. Anonymous
    December 4, 2011 at 8:46 am (11 years ago)

    beautiful love it hope I win

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  509. ingrid
    December 4, 2011 at 9:32 am (11 years ago)

    This looks just amazing Kelly!!! beautiful page for a beautiful girl!!!

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  510. scrapbookertink
    December 4, 2011 at 10:46 am (11 years ago)

    Hi Kelly, what can I say another gorgeous creation, I love the tree and flowers the most, take care, Doreen x

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  511. nuggles
    December 4, 2011 at 11:42 am (11 years ago)

    Love the close ups. The spiral roses are gorgeous!!!

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  512. Lisa Barrie
    December 4, 2011 at 12:48 pm (11 years ago)

    Your DD gets more beautiful all the time. Love the colors and I can see why you’re attracted to this collection. I saw those Prima frames they really look great, just perfect for this page and what an awesome thing to have in a kit!

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  513. fairkat
    December 4, 2011 at 5:23 pm (11 years ago)

    this is a wonderful layout. one of my favorite color combinations. your creativity has challenged me ever since i started to follow your blog. keep up your fabulous work. thanks for sharing!!!!

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  514. Lisabella
    December 4, 2011 at 11:14 pm (11 years ago)

    What a fun layout…my 15 year old cousin would love this too!

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  515. misty
    December 5, 2011 at 7:07 am (11 years ago)

    I love your creations!!! I’m glad your daughter found at least 1 photo…it is a beautiful photo!

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  516. Michelle
    December 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm (11 years ago)

    Absolutely gorgeous frame Kelly…glad DQ consented to you using this beautiful photo of her! Lots of fabulous details here Kelly…and your tuts are wonderful…I’ll be giving this a try!
    PS Pick me Pick me PUHLEEZEEEEEE ๐Ÿ™‚

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  517. Scrap Savvy
    December 6, 2011 at 10:13 am (11 years ago)

    I just love this project! I also have a thing for trees!

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  518. Lisa Beeman
    December 7, 2011 at 7:42 am (11 years ago)

    I just became a follower!! You are one talented lady, I love what you do with all the dies, etc. This framed piece is just beautiful.

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  519. Maggy_Tronche
    December 8, 2011 at 4:22 am (11 years ago)

    Wow super cute cards projects!!! Loveee all of them!!! You are very creative girl!! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!!! Hope has a chance to win for make this amaizing cards!!! Hugs.. Maggy ๐Ÿ™‚

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  520. Maggy_Tronche
    December 8, 2011 at 4:24 am (11 years ago)

    Hiii!! I’m follower now!! Loveee this project!! So beautiful all the details, and the papers!!! Thanks for sharing and for the oportunity to win!!! Love project!!! Hugs… Maggy ๐Ÿ™‚

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  521. Izzyb
    December 8, 2011 at 11:34 am (11 years ago)

    This is perfectly fabulous in every way. Couldn’t love this more. And how wonderful of the DQ to approve! I love all your techniques. Terrific LO.

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  522. Charlene
    December 9, 2011 at 4:11 am (11 years ago)

    Gorgeous one and all…Thanks for the tutorials, too! Off to buy some Crackle Accents!

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  523. Micupoftea~
    December 9, 2011 at 1:19 pm (11 years ago)

    Wooohooo! Congrats Renee…have fun with the kit ๐Ÿ™‚

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  524. Bellaidea
    December 9, 2011 at 1:23 pm (11 years ago)

    Congratulations!

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  525. Renee
    December 10, 2011 at 7:00 am (11 years ago)

    KELLY! How cool!! Thank you! I just posted my 1st blog candy and you were the first person I thought of to tell.. how funny ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so excited to win your candy!!! I’ll be emailing you! HUGS!

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  526. misty
    December 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm (11 years ago)

    Congrats Renee!

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  527. A SASSY SCRAPPER
    December 10, 2011 at 11:23 pm (11 years ago)

    Congratulations to Renee!!!….Patty

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  528. WillieburgScrapper
    December 12, 2011 at 10:11 am (11 years ago)

    Looks great- I really like that edge punch and how you used the tile along the border for extra bling and texture- it’s a great masculine page! Thanks for swinging by my blog today- I know that was a scary page- got it out of the way and have moved onto brighter material today. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  529. WillieburgScrapper
    December 12, 2011 at 10:13 am (11 years ago)

    WHOA! Number 76!!! Well O LOVE these cards!! The paper wreath and cubed hearth on the santa card are FABULOUS!!! I also like how you printed music notes on the wood- beautiful cards- you knocked these right out the park!

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  530. Char
    December 12, 2011 at 10:57 am (11 years ago)

    Awesome Winter LO! I like your take on the sketch! I’m like you…hate the weather, but like the pages! LOL!

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  531. Izzyb
    December 12, 2011 at 11:40 am (11 years ago)

    This is beautiful, Kelly. I really like Tada Studios but their stuff is hard to find. Love the snowflakes. Never heard of that company. Will have to go give them a peek. Great pics. I love your style.

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  532. Luz Maria Bruna
    December 12, 2011 at 12:08 pm (11 years ago)

    Your LOw is so so very pretty my friend!!!

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  533. scrappyhappymom
    December 12, 2011 at 2:28 pm (11 years ago)

    This is just too cute Kelly. Love the paper line and all your goodies! Your layouts are a treat to look at. I love when you called your son “boy genius”, that’s our nickname for our son too.

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  534. Cindy Gay
    December 12, 2011 at 2:48 pm (11 years ago)

    Your borders and wavy designs are very nice. Love the title! Stay warm!

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  535. DB
    December 14, 2011 at 12:43 am (11 years ago)

    Awesome cards, love them all! Thanks for sharing the techniques, I can’t wait to try some of them.

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  536. Alia
    December 18, 2011 at 3:56 pm (11 years ago)

    Happy Holidays Kelly!!

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  537. Shona
    December 18, 2011 at 4:19 pm (11 years ago)

    love love love this……beautiful wreath and stitching ๐Ÿ™‚

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  538. Cindy Gay
    December 18, 2011 at 5:14 pm (11 years ago)

    You’re adorable. Love the page, the stitchery, the metallic accents on the chipboard, the border. Merry Christmas Kelly!

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  539. scrappyhappymom
    December 18, 2011 at 7:17 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly, this is stunning! I saw your layout in Canadian Scrapbooker…your so talented. I love all the work you put into your designs. The wreath is fabulous!

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  540. Char
    December 18, 2011 at 8:32 pm (11 years ago)

    Really great LO! I love all the detailing! The chipboard turned out so nice and the wreath is very creative!

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  541. Sandra D
    December 18, 2011 at 8:34 pm (11 years ago)

    Hi Kelly,
    I had a pair of those boots too but they were a yucky brown colour and so I couldn’t wait to get rid of them. Another lovely layout filled with great techiques.

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  542. Renee
    December 19, 2011 at 9:31 am (11 years ago)

    This is so very beautiful Kelly!! Love the patchwork design with the stitches, and really really love the black behind the gold DA pieces! Brilliant way to make them pop ๐Ÿ™‚

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  543. Nancy Hanttula
    December 19, 2011 at 8:57 pm (11 years ago)

    a perfect Christmas layout!!!! love the photo too!
    a treasure for sure
    !!!! dazzling details! TFS!

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  544. Lisa Barrie
    December 19, 2011 at 11:42 pm (11 years ago)

    You are way too young to be “Vintage” girl. Such sweet photos and I adore that wreath. Merry Christmas to you!

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  545. ingrid
    December 20, 2011 at 10:47 am (11 years ago)

    love the quilted background! wonderful x-mas page!!
    wishing you and your family a very merry x-mas and all the best for 2012!
    Ingrid xxx

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  546. Izzyb
    December 20, 2011 at 10:52 am (11 years ago)

    Gorgeous and amazing. I love the way you worked these papers. The stitching looks so great and that non-heritage photo is FAB!

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  547. misty
    December 21, 2011 at 12:03 am (11 years ago)

    Another awesome page! Love the stitching and that wreath is too cute!

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  548. misty
    December 21, 2011 at 12:04 am (11 years ago)

    This is such a fun page!

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  549. Georgiana
    December 26, 2011 at 3:33 am (11 years ago)

    Very pretty layout. Hope you had a Merry Christmas.

    Happy New Year,
    Georgiana
    Carson’s Creations

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  550. Dawna
    December 27, 2011 at 2:22 pm (11 years ago)

    I had a pair of those white golashes…what a great layout of great memory.

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  551. Dawna
    December 27, 2011 at 2:22 pm (11 years ago)

    I had a pair of those white golashes…what a great layout of great memory.

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  552. Pendra
    December 27, 2011 at 9:15 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh Kelly I love this! I just got this paper collection, it was one of my gifts we found wrapped under the tree but could never determine who it came from??hehehe,wink,wink?? I hope that you had a wonderful holiday season with your family and I look forward to what you will bring to us in 2012!
    Crafty Holiday Hugs,
    Pendra

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  553. scrapbookertink
    December 31, 2011 at 10:54 am (11 years ago)

    This is gorgeous love that paper and what you created x

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  554. happygolucky
    January 1, 2012 at 8:49 am (11 years ago)

    a lovely recollection of Christmas past.

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  555. Micupoftea~
    January 1, 2012 at 3:18 pm (11 years ago)

    Mexico? Que pas?! lol~ LOVE this LO, Kelly….I may use this sketch! Funny story about the basketball. You are right…no snow here. Um, maybe we could decorate a palm tree? HAVE A BLAST in Mexico. ๐Ÿ™‚
    JOY in 2012!
    xoxox

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  556. Bellaidea
    January 1, 2012 at 3:30 pm (11 years ago)

    Nice one!
    I did play with December sketch and will play with this one too:)

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  557. scrappyhappymom
    January 1, 2012 at 3:30 pm (11 years ago)

    Just how cute is that snowman? Great layout Kelly! Have a fantastic trip and I’m looking forward to those sun and sand layouts when you get back!

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  558. Luz Maria Bruna
    January 1, 2012 at 4:17 pm (11 years ago)

    What a gorgeous and adorable LO my friend!!

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  559. Cindy Gay
    January 1, 2012 at 7:24 pm (11 years ago)

    BOF did a great job with the snowman and the basketball head. Very nice layout. Happy New Year Kelly and I agree that optimism always prevails!

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  560. Shona
    January 1, 2012 at 8:12 pm (11 years ago)

    love the sketch…..and your creation is just gorgeous. Happy new Year!

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  561. Miae
    January 1, 2012 at 10:22 pm (11 years ago)

    Super cute LO Kelly! Happy New Year to you and have a sunshine filled time in Mexico!! Buen viaje!

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  562. Renee
    January 2, 2012 at 3:30 am (11 years ago)

    What a gorgeous winter LO and kudos to BOF!! Such a cute snowman! Have fun in Mexico!

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  563. Vicky Alberto
    January 2, 2012 at 10:45 am (11 years ago)

    Have a great vacation – happy NEW YEAR!

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  564. Nancy Hanttula
    January 2, 2012 at 5:27 pm (11 years ago)

    such a delightful layout!!! love it! LOVE the ingenuity of your youngster in covering the basketball with snow….makes the PERFECT round head! love it! LOVE the snow man your kiddo made too….how awesome! I hope my kiddos join me in this craft one day!!! how fun would that be!!!! Happy New YEAR!

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  565. Sharon (Fritchey)
    January 5, 2012 at 4:36 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly! I hope you have a wonderful vacation in Mexico! I can’t wait to see the pictures and the scrapbook pages you create! I absolutely ADORE this page and that the snowman was made by your daughter. That is just so special! I want to thank you so much for stopping by my blog, too! Happy New Year, dear friend!

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  566. Sharon (Fritchey)
    January 5, 2012 at 4:36 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly! I hope you have a wonderful vacation in Mexico! I can’t wait to see the pictures and the scrapbook pages you create! I absolutely ADORE this page and that the snowman was made by your daughter. That is just so special! I want to thank you so much for stopping by my blog, too! Happy New Year, dear friend!

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  567. Izzyb
    January 10, 2012 at 8:08 am (10 years ago)

    This is just beautiful, Kelly. You have to admire BOF’s thinking with that basketball. Love her work on the paper snowman too. The whole page is a delight! I hope you have a wonderful trip.

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  568. Bellaidea
    January 11, 2012 at 8:32 pm (10 years ago)

    Very cool and pretty page, I like photos too.Sketch is great, I also made layout with it:)

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  569. Vicky Alberto
    January 11, 2012 at 11:19 pm (10 years ago)

    what a great post and lo… your front door is cool (for a Canadian one, LOL)

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  570. Charlotte Brochu
    January 11, 2012 at 11:27 pm (10 years ago)

    Love all your photos of the holidays and it is kind of sad that we have to look at drab and dreary all day long here instead of all those wonderful colors! Love the layout too! So bright and fun!

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  571. Elle
    January 12, 2012 at 2:01 am (10 years ago)

    Loved your comparisons and the very pretty layout.

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  572. Sandi Smith
    January 12, 2012 at 6:11 am (10 years ago)

    Great post and I love your layout! Glad you enjoyed your trip!

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  573. Luz Maria Bruna
    January 12, 2012 at 6:27 am (10 years ago)

    You always make the most fun posts!!!! I really love to visit your blog!!!

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  574. scrappyhappymom
    January 12, 2012 at 8:51 am (10 years ago)

    I just loved this post Kelly. Your so right! We need to add colour to our lives. I just looked out my studio window..and realized there is not much colour out there today. Love the bright fun layout… Now I think I need to add some colour to my house, lol. P.S. Great pics of Mexico!

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  575. Michelle
    January 12, 2012 at 9:15 am (10 years ago)

    You are tooooo funny my friend! very hilarious post kelly! Your pics are awesome and I “almost’ felt warm looking at them! LOL Gorgeous bright coulors! such a stark contrast to our drab winters for sure. Looking forward to seeing more of your trip photos!

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  576. Miae
    January 12, 2012 at 10:57 am (10 years ago)

    A bright and cheery page for a not so bright winters day…perfect! Loved reading this and seeing all the wonderful photo..I love Mexico for many reasons and color is one of them! Thanks for sharing..it a nice bit of inspiration!

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  577. Sandra D
    January 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm (10 years ago)

    Your blog post reminds me of the question I ask myself every winter: “Why do I live here when there are places that have decent weather all year round?” Love the photos from Mexico – they have a real happy feel. The layout is a great example of using colour and simple embellishments successfully.

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  578. Cindy Gay
    January 12, 2012 at 7:08 pm (10 years ago)

    Beautiful colors in your layout and Mexico. I too like the pine trees in your back yard! Glad you had a great trip!

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  579. Kay
    January 12, 2012 at 7:22 pm (10 years ago)

    I so enjoyed going through those pictures. About two years I was in Mexico myself with the hubby & this brought back memories. Our hotel wasn’t as colorful as yours though!! It was so bright! I’d need shades 24/7 there–but it was oh so pretty! Loved all your different takes and that pretty layout you wrapped your post up with. Glad to see you had a great vacation!

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  580. Renee
    January 13, 2012 at 4:18 am (10 years ago)

    I wondered what the feathers were! She is gorgeous Kelly! You best get out yer rockin’ chair and shotgun as my father in law always says ROFL. I think he will set up a permanent station on our front porch when Emily turns 16 ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyway, THANK u sooooooooo much for bringing a little piece of Heaven to me today – these pictures are so beautiful and summery.. reminds me also of the time I went to Mexico as a child, so much shopping!!!! If I went there today I would bankrupt myself lol! P.S. LO is gorgeous, love the dyno tapes and all the journaling words! And I was laughing at your “glamourous birch trees and WOW’s when describing your house (even though your house IS pretty, but yeah.. the humor cracked me up!) Hugs!

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  581. Izzyb
    January 13, 2012 at 10:57 am (10 years ago)

    It looks like you had a wonderful, colorful trip, Kelly. Great pics. Which city did you visit? And I have to say: your backyard may not be colorful, but it is spectacular! What a view.

    Great layout. I love the punches of color against the neutral background. BOF is lovely. They do grow up too fast. Sniff, indeed.

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  582. scrapbookertink
    January 13, 2012 at 12:41 pm (10 years ago)

    Hi Kelly sounds and looks like you had a brilliant time. The postman popped a package through my door today, Wow, what an adorable blog giveaway, funny I had just made a layout at the weekend with some of that paper. So much in the envelope, I think I will make a mini album with all your lovely goodness and thank you for my adorable card. Take care and thanks so much, Doreen x

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  583. scrapbookertink
    January 13, 2012 at 12:43 pm (10 years ago)

    Gorgeous layout, love the snow and what an adorable snowman x.

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  584. Scrappin Kaz...
    January 14, 2012 at 11:15 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh Kelly. Love your pics! Love your explanation too! Your home in Canada looks amazing but where I live it doesn’t snow (it takes about 4 hours to see snow when the time of the year is right lol) I think I would love a holiday there – especially for Christmas!!! Love your LO and my your daughter has grown up!! Take care my friend – and thank you for my little message on SB.com – haven’t been around much – must get back to it though.. xxx Kaz

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  585. A SASSY SCRAPPER
    January 15, 2012 at 12:37 am (10 years ago)

    It’s 1:35 a.m. and your tortilla chips and salsa are making me SO HUNGRY, Kelly……are you trying to torture us here in blog land?!!! Just pulling your leg! Hugs to YOU! Patty

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  586. Pendra
    January 18, 2012 at 11:50 am (10 years ago)

    Your layout is an eyepopper, I LOVE IT! You are so right, it is just DRAB out their right now, I am just across the border in Minnesota and it looks exactly the same. BLAH! Glad you had a great time in Mexico… I only wished I didn’t put on all those Holiday pounds, I might have fit in your suitcase! Happy New Year my friend, I look forward to spending some time with you and to see what wonderful projects you come up with…and I could use a really good laugh!! Your sense of humor, not your projects, let’s get that straight! hehehe!!!!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

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  587. WillieburgScrapper
    January 18, 2012 at 3:30 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh MAN! the wall shots really bring the point home!! I LOVE Mexican design and color- the magentas, reds and turquoise tones all together- LOVE! Great photos on this post and you made me laugh with your photoshop flowery dresses onto my girls remark- I see myself thinking the same thing in a few years! Thanks for swinging by my blog today- you made me smile. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  588. Sharon
    January 20, 2012 at 6:44 am (10 years ago)

    Oh my goodnes, Kelly! I can’t even begin to tell you how much your post made me smile this morning. I had to call in sick tody – I have laryngitis and can barely talk! So feeling a little sad, I decided to stop by my bloggy friends – and yours really made me SMILE!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your Mexican memories and your beautiful photos outside your home, too!

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  589. Charlotte Brochu
    January 20, 2012 at 9:31 pm (10 years ago)

    Great double pager! Love this line of paper even though I really hate the snow and cold! The little window frame is so innovative! Love that idea!

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  590. Shona
    January 20, 2012 at 11:36 pm (10 years ago)

    ooooooooo this is amazing love it to bits!!!!!

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  591. scrappyhappymom
    January 21, 2012 at 12:29 am (10 years ago)

    This is fabulous! You are an amazing designer Kelly…love to see what new techniques your doing. Now I’m asking myself how I did not see this class being offered…

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  592. Sandra D
    January 21, 2012 at 8:55 am (10 years ago)

    Beautiful layout – thanks for the tutorial. You make it seem so easy with your step by step directions. Love the story about your FIL!

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  593. Michelle
    January 21, 2012 at 4:16 pm (10 years ago)

    As cold as I am , I still love this Lo Kelly !!! LOL. I am awestruck at the window! thank you so much for sharing that technique…gonna have to try that! Love the cheesecloth too! You did a great job with fussy cutting and mounting of the title piece. I thought it was a diecut that had come with the pps. So funny about the generation gap! Beautiful work as always dear friend!

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  594. Brenda Cazes
    January 21, 2012 at 5:16 pm (10 years ago)

    Great photos!! We are off to Mexico in mid February for two weeks….after seeing your photos, I’m even more excited to go!! I could use a good dose of color right now…not to mention sun, sand and pina colodas!!

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  595. Luz Maria Bruna
    January 21, 2012 at 8:40 pm (10 years ago)

    ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS my friend,what a stunning LO!!

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  596. Cindy Gay
    January 22, 2012 at 6:27 pm (10 years ago)

    Great 2 page layout and great that the pages can stand alone. I love the snow cap and all the details. Love those charms.

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  597. Izzyb
    January 22, 2012 at 7:46 pm (10 years ago)

    OK, that window frame? Out of sight! You are crazy creative, Kelly. My jaw drops every time I pop over here. Amazing work. I love this so much. Great pics. I love all your techniques. I sooooooo want to take your class! Great use of cheesecloth too. Something for my to do list!

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  598. scrappyhappymom
    January 23, 2012 at 12:02 am (10 years ago)

    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. I have enjoyed your blog and want to share the award that was recentely given to me with you. The award is given to up and coming blogs and is awarded by your peers. Please stop by my blog for more details. Congratulations. Lynn

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  599. scrapbookertink
    January 23, 2012 at 9:27 am (10 years ago)

    This is gorgeous, love that BoBunny range, looks fab with snow pics, sadly no snow here so far! Great ideas and love all the detail, take care, Doreen x

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  600. Lisa Barrie
    January 23, 2012 at 10:39 pm (10 years ago)

    The corrugated paper window frame with the snow is amazing!! So magical and wintery! I love it, it makes we wish we had a bit of winter here in L.A.

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  601. Micupoftea~
    January 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm (10 years ago)

    FUn! Nice choices ๐Ÿ™‚

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  602. happygolucky
    January 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm (10 years ago)

    thanks so much for the CELEBRATION of Color. Loved all your wonderful photos and explanations.

    Lovely lo too. Your DD is quite the beautiful young lady.

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  603. Sandi Cl~
    January 24, 2012 at 5:35 pm (10 years ago)

    Wow, this is so creative .. love your window!

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  604. Cindy Gay
    January 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm (10 years ago)

    You deserve the crown! I want you to know that Bob was helping me to convert temperatures from C to F when you said it was -40, then warmed up to -15. He remembers the conversions when he had to mix chemicals in the darkroom. . .

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  605. Lee-Anne
    January 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm (10 years ago)

    Thanks so much Kelly! You made my day! I’m very flattered!

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  606. Miae
    January 24, 2012 at 10:14 pm (10 years ago)

    You deserve it!

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  607. Sharon
    January 25, 2012 at 3:44 am (10 years ago)

    Your blog should get EVERY award around, Kelly!!!!!!! Woohoo!!!!!

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  608. Izzyb
    January 25, 2012 at 8:22 am (10 years ago)

    Oh thanks so much for sharing your crown, Kelly. I’m honored to be noted along side these fellow nominees. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  609. scrapbookertink
    January 25, 2012 at 11:02 am (10 years ago)

    Hi Kelly, congrats on your award and thanks for mine, that was very kind I am thrilled, will link back next time I post, take care x

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  610. Nancy Hanttula
    January 25, 2012 at 8:50 pm (10 years ago)

    Congrats on your blog award! and what a dazzling 2 page layout! your details are amazing! absolutely sensational work….and such a funny story about your fil and the opium…..lol! TFS!!!!

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  611. A SASSY SCRAPPER
    January 25, 2012 at 11:23 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh, THANK YOU, Kelly! You are so sweet and thoughtful to honor me with the Liebster Award…..so happy that YOU were also awarded this one….You are one of the nicest “Lobsters” that I know!!!! Just pulling your leg a little. Sending you a hug, a laugh and many thanks from Texas! …Patty

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  612. misty
    January 25, 2012 at 11:48 pm (10 years ago)

    Ha! That is funny! This is Gorgeous! Love all the textures,and that window is fantastic…

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  613. Sharon
    January 26, 2012 at 4:21 am (10 years ago)

    Kelly! Thank you so much for posting this and telling us how you made your beautiful page!!!!!!!! I love it!

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  614. Izzyb
    January 27, 2012 at 10:36 am (10 years ago)

    LOL! I chuckled all the way through this post. I’d say you got the last laugh, Kelly. Love all these fun pics of DQ and the hand. Perhaps you should have offered her a few of those tropical libations….Now, those would have relaxed her. Or maybe you had the right idea after all. Just keep those for yourself! Great post.

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  615. Charlotte Brochu
    January 27, 2012 at 10:44 am (10 years ago)

    Too funny Kelly and sadly too true! LOL! I have several of these kinds of photos, not to mention the “eye rolling” photos!

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  616. Christy Riopel
    January 27, 2012 at 10:51 am (10 years ago)

    Lol!!! This is so funny!!! I am lucky both my girls are seriously in love with being the centre of attention!!

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  617. Blessed so much
    January 27, 2012 at 11:16 am (10 years ago)

    These photos crack me up, Kelly! I must threaten my kids better than you! LOL!! I am so glad you had a great time on vacation, and I love looking at your daughter’s hand! ๐Ÿ™‚

    alicia

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  618. Donna Spina Lebeduik
    January 27, 2012 at 11:23 am (10 years ago)

    Thanks for the Friday fun and giggles! Way too funny. Love the “sandy” hand!

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  619. Lee-Anne
    January 27, 2012 at 11:28 am (10 years ago)

    Hehehe I can totally relate. That is why a lot of my photos for scrapbooking are flowers, nature and landscapes because my two older kids are grown up and married and live 3 hours away and my son, that is still at home is 12 and gives me the hand. LOL. As long as it isn’t the finger I’m happy LOL.

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  620. BearFamily
    January 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm (10 years ago)

    Haha too funny Kelly!

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  621. scrappyhappymom
    January 27, 2012 at 1:28 pm (10 years ago)

    This is too funny only because it reminds me of my daughter! To get back at her, I scrap those photos, lol. Next time she will smile, lol. My daughter calls me often and says “MOM, why did you scrapbook that picture of me..I look horrible”… My rule is, when my camera is in hand and I’m pointing it your way, your going to end up on a layout!!!

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  622. Sandi Smith
    January 27, 2012 at 5:47 pm (10 years ago)

    Loved your post Kelly…too funny. I go through this with my son…Claudine has not quite reached this phase yet. I think you should definintely do that album!

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  623. Michelle
    January 27, 2012 at 5:49 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh my gawd! You crack me up Kelly! Tell S that while she has a beautiful hand she has an even more beautiful face and should let her momma take more pics of her!!!! I do love the pic of her with the camera up to her face…its really cool. Thankls for the giggles sweetie! Hugs

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  624. Cindy Gay
    January 27, 2012 at 7:08 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh that’s funny. And she’s so pretty, she should let you take her picture! At least it wasn’t the obscene gesture! You could scrap the one of her with the camera though. . . something to work with there!

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  625. A SASSY SCRAPPER
    January 27, 2012 at 9:57 pm (10 years ago)

    HILARIOUS, Kelly!!!! I feel your pain, my friend! I, too, have gotten “the hand” many times and have to make an appointment for a photo shoot! LOVE this post (I know…..there’s not a post on your blog that I don’t love). It MADE MY DAY!

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  626. Sue Sykes
    January 27, 2012 at 11:12 pm (10 years ago)

    Too funny, Kelly! I have one of each – my son either runs at the site of the camera or makes a goofy face and my daughter jumps into EVERY photo with a big cheesy grin… It’s embarassing when a photographer doesn’t have any good photos of their own children! LOL!

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  627. scrapbookertink
    January 28, 2012 at 5:17 am (10 years ago)

    LOL, I can relate to that, do some layouts with the hand, she won’t like it and you might then get some pics next time for layouts, take care, Doreen x

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  628. Sharon
    January 28, 2012 at 6:04 am (10 years ago)

    Absolutely histerical, Kelly!!!!! I am still laughing!!!! I know exactly what you are dealing with – I have a 17 year old! We are getting ready to go to Disney World in April – I bet I get a lot of the same shots and will need the same “medicine” that you used on vacation!!!!!!!! Thank you SO MUCH for these giggles!

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  629. Renee
    January 28, 2012 at 7:23 am (10 years ago)

    ROFL!!!! This is so funny Kelly! I remember doing ‘the hand’ so much at that age! And we didn’t even HAVE digital cameras so you can imagine how pissed my mom was using up so much costly film! By the way missy – got my prize package – thank you so much! And I really loved that handmade card, what a gorgeous envelope and design!

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  630. misty
    January 28, 2012 at 7:34 am (10 years ago)

    Ha! Too funny…I really think you should do the mini album!

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  631. Lynne J
    January 28, 2012 at 8:07 am (10 years ago)

    I just love your sense of humour, Kelly! My DD loves the camera, but then hates 99% of the pics after…my DS groans whenever I haul out the camera, but the only one in the family who does the hand thing is hubby! I think you SHOULD scrap her hand album; might make her think twice next time(and I love the shot of her with the camera)

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  632. Connie Nichol
    January 28, 2012 at 8:25 am (10 years ago)

    I think the mini album is a great idea! Hopefully your DD will pass out of this phase soon. Have you tried bribery???? It often works with younger kids if you pay for pictures. LOL

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  633. Wendy Rasbach
    January 28, 2012 at 9:33 am (10 years ago)

    Kelly, I laughed out loud about being lucky to get three fingers instead of just one. These pictures cracked me UP! I’m considering myself lucky that my girls are just 9 and 6 yet. Hopefully I have a good long time before they start giving me _the hand_.
    Thanks for the smiles! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  634. Krista
    January 28, 2012 at 9:49 am (10 years ago)

    Ha! Thanks for the giggles!

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  635. Krista
    January 28, 2012 at 9:57 am (10 years ago)

    I love your take on this sketch! and your daughter did such a great job on her snowman!

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  636. Miae
    January 28, 2012 at 10:24 am (10 years ago)

    Gads you are funny! You’ve got some serious photo evidence of this ‘problem’ and I do agree you should present it all in that mini;) Cheers!

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  637. Nancy Hanttula
    January 28, 2012 at 10:41 am (10 years ago)

    OMG! I love it…”A Year in the Life of your Hand” – LOL! too funny!!!

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  638. WillieburgScrapper
    January 29, 2012 at 7:41 am (10 years ago)

    Yes this calls for a bit of scrappers revenge- a mini book sounds perfect. She really is quite beautiful- perhaps you can try to shoot on a timer so she doesn’t know it’s coming? Lola is only 2 and a half but she’s been running away from photos or giving me “the forehead” for about a year now. I usually need a Margarita to get over it too- especially after a big “family” photo where everyone is complaining about the actual photo but then gets angry when I don’t send them a copy. Hugs from one shutterbug momma to another!

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  639. karennarelle
    January 30, 2012 at 3:01 am (10 years ago)

    you should definitely do it.

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  640. Laurie
    January 30, 2012 at 1:33 pm (10 years ago)

    Dooo itttt! That would be soo funny!!!!!!
    I have missed giggling my butt off over your hysterical posts…work is definitely getting in the way of my blogsurfing!
    Hope all is well with you and yours!

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  641. scrappyhappymom
    February 1, 2012 at 8:21 am (10 years ago)

    Kelly…this is FABULOUS! I love to see what you are going to create next! I really love what you did using this collection. You inspire me my friend.

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  642. Charlotte Brochu
    February 1, 2012 at 8:44 am (10 years ago)

    What a gorgeous LO! I love those bright, bold colors. They really bring out the beauty of Mexico! Thanks for the little tutorial on the flower! I’ve pinned it so that I can remember to make it. It’s adorable!

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  643. Renee
    February 1, 2012 at 9:08 am (10 years ago)

    Such a beautiful LO, that orange flower is amazing!! Love the tutorial, thanks for sharing it!

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  644. Miae
    February 1, 2012 at 12:42 pm (10 years ago)

    Your page is overflowing with color and I love it! Quintessentially Mexico and yes I agree that flower is amazing!! Thanks for the tutorial and I love that butterfly cluster!

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  645. Kay
    February 1, 2012 at 5:13 pm (10 years ago)

    Wow…those flowers really are beautiful and this page did them justice. Such a bright & happy page! That cluster of butterflies is just amazing & really adds a nice touch! Thanks for sharing your tutorial on those flowers…

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  646. Cindy Gay
    February 1, 2012 at 7:25 pm (10 years ago)

    Great colors and very neat flower.

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  647. Melissa
    February 2, 2012 at 6:34 am (10 years ago)

    Thanks for the great tutorial. I love stumbling upon talented fellow Canadians. New follower here.

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  648. Michelle
    February 2, 2012 at 11:06 am (10 years ago)

    Wow! so bright and tropical ! I’m feeling all warm and toasty [ which is a miracle seeing as my feet are freezing! LOL}Love the flower and the butterfly bunches are awesome! They remind me of pics of monarch buuterflies all clumped together when they migrate to Mexico for the winters! so cool. Is there no style of pp that you can’t turn into a work of art my friend?????

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  649. misty
    February 2, 2012 at 6:29 pm (10 years ago)

    Such a bright beautiful page! I love that butterfly circle!

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  650. Anonymous
    February 2, 2012 at 8:08 pm (10 years ago)

    nice idea. thanks for sharing...

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  651. Lynn Biermann
    February 2, 2012 at 8:19 pm (10 years ago)

    This is just a great bright & cheery lo! I love the feel good feeling of this! Tfs:)

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  652. Izzyb
    February 4, 2012 at 7:56 am (10 years ago)

    I love your bright, happy page! It’s gorgeous. You do layering so well. All the little elements are just right. LOVE the flower. Thanks for the tutorial. I’m so going to try that.

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  653. Sandra D
    February 4, 2012 at 9:45 am (10 years ago)

    Another beautiful layout Kelly! You used those papers so well – the circle of butterflies is my favourite element. It really draws one’s eye to the gorgeous flower photo.

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  654. Sharon
    February 5, 2012 at 4:17 am (10 years ago)

    Oh my goodness, Kelly! Your page is absolutely gorgeous! I love the beautiful, bright colors and your AMAZING photos!!!!! Your attention to detail astounds me sometimes! Your page is Stunning!!!!!!!

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  655. Jan Hennings
    February 6, 2012 at 3:15 pm (10 years ago)

    very pretty..love the little banner ๐Ÿ™‚

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  656. Jody
    February 6, 2012 at 7:37 pm (10 years ago)

    I love the butterfly circle and the banner of course! Great job!

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  657. Roxanne
    February 7, 2012 at 10:14 pm (10 years ago)

    So nice to see bright colours at this point in winter.
    I nominated you for the Liesbster award…check it out on my blog!

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  658. Lee-Anne
    February 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm (10 years ago)

    This is a fabulous layout! Congratulations on 22 years of marriage! Hugs!

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  659. Donna Spina Lebeduik
    February 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm (10 years ago)

    This is totally awesome and DQ took a fabulous pic! Isn’t great to be able to bounce a title off of hubby & he comes up with a better (well, we let them think it’s a better one) one! Awesome sketch – you rocked it Kelly!

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  660. Alia
    February 8, 2012 at 6:58 pm (10 years ago)

    This makes me smile, Kelly! xo

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  661. Lynn
    February 8, 2012 at 7:10 pm (10 years ago)

    What a fabulous take on the sketch Kelly! I love the photo of you and your husband. Isn’t it great when they support of “first” love..scrapbooking? lol

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  662. Vicky Alberto
    February 8, 2012 at 7:17 pm (10 years ago)

    What a wonderful sketch and creative interpretation – love it

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  663. Lisa Barrie
    February 8, 2012 at 7:25 pm (10 years ago)

    Nice to see Hubbies once in a while! I love the way you used the vellum with the flowers and leaves. Thanks for the close up photos, it makes such a difference.

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  664. Cindy Gay
    February 8, 2012 at 7:32 pm (10 years ago)

    Drama Girl did great. This is a great layout!

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  665. A SASSY SCRAPPER
    February 8, 2012 at 10:06 pm (10 years ago)

    This is such a LOVELY LO, Kelly! You added the perfect amount of texture with the embossing….and your descriptions put a BIG SMILE on my face…..as always!

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  666. Shona
    February 8, 2012 at 10:14 pm (10 years ago)

    love all the embossed pieces…beautiful layout!

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  667. Luz Maria Bruna
    February 9, 2012 at 11:20 am (10 years ago)

    Woow Kelly what a precious romantic layout my friend!!

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  668. Michelle
    February 9, 2012 at 3:10 pm (10 years ago)

    Beautiful Lo Kelly! Love that pic of you and hubby. Fab take on the sketch{ I copied you and did hubby and I for my version of the sketchy challenge too!}. I love that DQ said she was confident about you guys ! That is so sweet and endearing!

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  669. Miae
    February 10, 2012 at 11:33 am (10 years ago)

    Isn’t that funny how the longer you’ve been together with someone, the less photos there are of just you two?! Well this page is so pretty, bright, cute, I do love it! Love the 3 different bunches of coolness you’ve got going to decorate that fab framed photo ๐Ÿ˜€

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  670. scrapbookertink
    February 10, 2012 at 1:56 pm (10 years ago)

    Gorgeous, natural pic of you both, LOL I don’t think I have any of wedding anniv, such a pretty layout and the title is perfect, take care, Doreen x

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  671. scrapbookertink
    February 12, 2012 at 7:21 am (10 years ago)

    This is one of my favourites from you, it is amazing, love the butterfly circle the best, take care, Doreen x

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  672. Izzyb
    February 13, 2012 at 7:38 am (10 years ago)

    Just stunning and fabulous, as always, Kelly. Love your attention to detail and the sweet pic. Lol at hubby’s observation.

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  673. Sandi Cl~
    February 13, 2012 at 1:14 pm (10 years ago)

    Holy moly! It is bright but boy do I love it! Great little banner too!

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  674. Lynn
    February 14, 2012 at 3:16 pm (10 years ago)

    Your so generous Kelly! I would love to win a copy of this book. Your layout…FABULOUS! Congrats on being in the book!!

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  675. Lee-Anne
    February 14, 2012 at 3:24 pm (10 years ago)

    Love your layout Kelly! Congratulations. I would love to win a copy of this book!

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  676. A SASSY SCRAPPER
    February 14, 2012 at 3:49 pm (10 years ago)

    Please enter my name in your Giveaway, Kelly. I’m having a giveaway too…come enter mine!

    BIG HUGS!

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  677. Marรญa Castillo
    February 14, 2012 at 4:26 pm (10 years ago)

    Hi Kelly!Pretty page as always! Wish to win a copy of the e-book! Hugs!

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  678. Alia
    February 14, 2012 at 5:20 pm (10 years ago)

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  679. Alia
    February 14, 2012 at 5:21 pm (10 years ago)

    Congrats for having your work featured in this book! Awesome!!

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  680. Miae
    February 14, 2012 at 6:05 pm (10 years ago)

    Hey Kelly, how cool that you are in this book! Your 2pgr looks wonderful..congrats!

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  681. madscrappertoo
    February 14, 2012 at 6:08 pm (10 years ago)

    Great blog Kelly thanks for sharing your work and talent ๐Ÿ™‚

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  682. madscrappertoo
    February 14, 2012 at 6:09 pm (10 years ago)

    Ok haha I need that book so I can follow a sketch for the first time. Looks like a fun book.. WTG for appearing in there Kelly! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  683. Cindy Gay
    February 14, 2012 at 6:57 pm (10 years ago)

    Congratulations on your published layout. I see BOF!

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  684. WillieburgScrapper
    February 14, 2012 at 8:25 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh FUN!!!! That is fantastic news. I came over from Gabriella Dehod’s blog just to leave luv and stumbled upon a give away- I’m not scrounging for free stuff- promise!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Off to see what else you’ve been up to!

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  685. WillieburgScrapper
    February 14, 2012 at 8:29 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh MAN! I love that stream of yellow butterflies! LOVE IT! I’m going to “lift” this page- will let you know when I post it!!! I wish I could go to Mexico- the flower photos ALONE make me want to buy the airline ticket right this very moment.

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  686. A SASSY SCRAPPER
    February 14, 2012 at 10:06 pm (10 years ago)

    Hiya girlfriend! All of the Valentines are gone but one….the one that I will include with my giveaway goodies! Will you be the one to win it? Hee, hee, hee! BIG HUGS TO YOU!

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  687. ingrid
    February 14, 2012 at 10:33 pm (10 years ago)

    how sweet of DQ! this is a big compliment to the both of you!
    such a wonderful and romantic page Kelly! lovely pic of the two of you!

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  688. ingrid
    February 14, 2012 at 10:36 pm (10 years ago)

    congrats on your pub! lovely 2 pager!

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  689. ingrid
    February 14, 2012 at 10:48 pm (10 years ago)

    LOL….you are sooo funny!!!! I can totally relate to this! my girls are the same…bad hair day, no make up, etc.
    you should definitely make that album….she will love that(NOT!!!!!LOL!)

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  690. A SASSY SCRAPPER
    February 14, 2012 at 10:54 pm (10 years ago)

    Kelly…..you KNOW I’m playing with you, Honeybee….LOL….Throwing a stone at your window and calling out, “Can Kelly come out and play?” BIG HUGS!

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  691. Micupoftea~
    February 14, 2012 at 11:12 pm (10 years ago)

    What a cool book, thanks for the opportunity to win it….hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day! We had a heart-filled day here starting with breakfast ๐Ÿ™‚
    xo

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  692. marilyn
    February 15, 2012 at 8:25 am (10 years ago)

    What a wonderful layout….love the pinwheels!!!! Thanks for a chance to win such a great book.

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  693. Tami Ruth
    February 15, 2012 at 8:48 am (10 years ago)

    Congrats on being in the book. Love to have inspiration for those unchocolated days!!! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  694. scrapbookertink
    February 15, 2012 at 9:25 am (10 years ago)

    wow, super congrats to you and gorgeous layout, I am not surprised, take care, Doreen x

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  695. Sherri
    February 15, 2012 at 9:38 am (10 years ago)

    Great Layout. Congrats on having it featured in the book. You deserve it. I’m not sure the book competes with chocolate but I’d be willing to give it a shot. Hope you had a nice Valentine’s Day.
    Thanks for the chance to win. You Rock!!! Good luck everyone.

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  696. Krista
    February 15, 2012 at 11:00 am (10 years ago)

    Your layout is awesome! Love those pinwheels and Creative Scrappers!!

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  697. Renee
    February 15, 2012 at 8:48 pm (10 years ago)

    Kelly I love this LO, pinwheels are so cute! I am scared *&^%less about 2 pagers HA!! I admire you and I am so excited for all your fame recently!!!!!!!!!! DT, magazine’s, what’s next?! Could not happen to a nicer gal ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  698. Lesley
    February 16, 2012 at 6:39 pm (10 years ago)

    I can use all the help I can get…

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  699. LISA
    February 17, 2012 at 3:40 pm (10 years ago)

    Flippin fantastic LO!!!! Gorgeous!!

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  700. Limor Webber
    February 17, 2012 at 3:53 pm (10 years ago)

    Great page! Love the tutorial! Hugs!!!

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  701. Sandra D
    February 17, 2012 at 4:12 pm (10 years ago)

    Hi Kelly,
    Love the whole enchilada! Love your side comments even more! Thanks for sharing all your secrets to such a beautiful layout.

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  702. Lisa Barrie
    February 17, 2012 at 4:21 pm (10 years ago)

    Wow totally amazing, especially the palm tree! I don’t know how you come up with these fabulous ideas, but I love them!

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  703. Michelle
    February 17, 2012 at 4:53 pm (10 years ago)

    Absolutely gorgeous Kelly! Thanks for all those “hints”…especially about the glitter LOL. Looooove the tree …that’s it…I’m gonna have to get my hands on some of that sticky back canvas…I love the things you’ve been making with it! Excellent informative tut my dear Glitter Queen!

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  704. Lynn
    February 17, 2012 at 7:27 pm (10 years ago)

    WOW..I just love your tutorials Kelly! Thank you for taking the time to guide us step by step, that’s alot of work. Your layout…FABULOUS!!!!

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  705. A SASSY SCRAPPER
    February 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm (10 years ago)

    Kelly, sweet lady…..I see you have been performing more of your magic! Love, love, LOVE this LO and thank you so much for the tutorial!!! Have never worked with the TH Glassine, but will be sure to try it SOON! KUDOS on this gorgeous LO!

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  706. Cindy Gay
    February 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm (10 years ago)

    Now that tree is just great. You also have very nice handwriting.

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  707. Lisa
    February 17, 2012 at 8:51 pm (10 years ago)

    Ok first time visiting your blog and it is wonderful….love your tut and love the description!!!! You are a hoot Kelly!!! This is just awesome and thanks for sharing!!

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  708. Vicky Alberto
    February 17, 2012 at 10:26 pm (10 years ago)

    divine lo – your palm tree is amazing

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  709. Sandi Smith
    February 18, 2012 at 5:23 am (10 years ago)

    So beautiful Kelly…you always make the most beautiful 2-pagers and that palm tree is divine.!

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  710. Renee
    February 18, 2012 at 5:30 am (10 years ago)

    This belongs on the cover of a magazine! AMAZING! Loved the glitter tutorial, and the tree – how very clever of you to fray the canvas and wrap it around! LOVE IT!!!!!!! Hope your son doesn’t get a glittery nickname!

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  711. scrapbookertink
    February 18, 2012 at 7:12 am (10 years ago)

    Wow, wow, wow, this must be my favourite layout of yours so far, it is amazing, love all the ideas in the tutorial, it should be published. Have ordered that paper in anticipation of a great summer to come. Would love to make the palm tree in a future layout if that is okay with you. Take care, Doreen x

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  712. Izzyb
    February 18, 2012 at 7:50 am (10 years ago)

    Wowza! Another crazy ridiculously fabulous creation. Beautifully wrought. I love this layout and the peek at your process. Those waves are dynamite. I feel a lift coming on.

    Also, I’m thinking that you might want to send the “stunt trunk” to one lucky commenter. Perhaps lucky number 14, for example…..:-)

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  713. Izzyb
    February 18, 2012 at 7:53 am (10 years ago)

    I love love love your layout! The pinwheels are so fun and festive. Of course I am a follower. I hang on every word!

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  714. Charlotte Brochu
    February 18, 2012 at 8:41 am (10 years ago)

    This line is just perfect for your layout! Love that you showed all your great techniques! I bought a bunch of glitter and then came home wondering how I should get it on my projects! LOL! Now I know! Thanks for the idea. The tree is awesome and reminded me that I should also finish my frame. ( I still need to get a photo in it). Have a great day!

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  715. ingrid
    February 18, 2012 at 11:34 am (10 years ago)

    just LOVE all your tutorials Kelly! Thanks for sharing and your double pager is just FABULOUS with awesome details!!!!!!!! xxx

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  716. Sharon
    February 19, 2012 at 8:05 am (10 years ago)

    You a perfectionist???????? No??????? LOL! Just kidding! I absolutely LOVE this page, Kelly. Your techniques astound me! Now I don’t have to dream about attending your class because you have part of your class here on your blog! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful techniques with us! I love them! And your page!

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  717. Nancy
    February 19, 2012 at 8:18 am (10 years ago)

    Absolutely enchanting Kelly! LOVE seeing your incredible details and that Palm Tree is outstanding!!!!! TFS!!!! I’ll be sure and leave some more love on this as I put it into my faves over at sb.com! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  718. Miae
    February 19, 2012 at 12:33 pm (10 years ago)

    OK Kelly, you’ve outdone yourself! This is not only FANTASTIC, it comes with some many awesome tutorials! Wow, thank you so much! Love it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  719. misty
    February 20, 2012 at 4:07 pm (10 years ago)

    OMG Kelly! I thought this was beautiful, but the detail and techniques are AMAZING! You are a rock star for sharing this with us!

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  720. misty
    February 20, 2012 at 4:10 pm (10 years ago)

    Congratulations! Not a surprise at all! You are amazing!

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  721. Sharon
    February 23, 2012 at 3:39 am (10 years ago)

    Bog congrats, Izzy!!!! Woohoo!!!!!!!

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  722. Izzyb
    February 23, 2012 at 11:11 am (10 years ago)

    Oh I just downloaded this prize. Awesome. I love it so much. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  723. Lee-Anne
    February 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm (10 years ago)

    Kelly, you are my hero! Thanks for sharing this amazing creation and tutorial!

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  724. Cindy Gay
    February 24, 2012 at 6:40 pm (10 years ago)

    Thanks Kelly for the comments on my blog. Have a great weekend!

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  725. Sandi Smith
    February 25, 2012 at 10:44 am (10 years ago)

    so many beautiful creations….Best of luck on making the team! They would be lucky to have your amazing talent on their team

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  726. Donna Spina Lebeduik
    February 25, 2012 at 11:12 am (10 years ago)

    G45 would be insane not to pick you! Good luck – you are an amazing and creative artist!

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  727. Lee-Anne
    February 25, 2012 at 11:18 am (10 years ago)

    You go girl! You would be a perfect addition to their team! I’m cheering for you!

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  728. madscrappertoo
    February 25, 2012 at 11:57 am (10 years ago)

    Right up your alley Kelly! Not an easy collection to work with. By seeing your lo’s you will have no issues.. Go for it and good luck!!! There gorgeous.. Rocked them all!!

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  729. Izzyb
    February 25, 2012 at 12:28 pm (10 years ago)

    Whoa, I am trying not to gush too much, but I can’t stop myself. These are amazing! You are so talented, Kelly. I love all of your work, and especially the work you do with G45. You make magic.

    I LOVE your tutorials. They are perfectly detailed with great photos and step-by-step instructions. Anytime I follow along, I feel like you are right there with me, guiding and encouraging me. You’re a great teacher and amazing artist. G45 must be stunned looking at this application, and counting its lucky stars that you found them and they you. I’m so happy you applied. You are perfect for this team. Talented, generous, funny and creative.

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  730. Charlotte Brochu
    February 25, 2012 at 1:10 pm (10 years ago)

    I’m so glad to read that you decided to apply! These samples are just stunning examples of your talent!

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  731. Sandra D
    February 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm (10 years ago)

    Kelly, you have put together an amazing audition portfolio! I hope Graphic 45 makes the right decision and chooses you for their design team. You have such a wide range of talents and can really work magic with every Graphic 45 collection. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you.

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  732. Vicky Alberto
    February 25, 2012 at 3:46 pm (10 years ago)

    ohhh so glad you’re trying out! Crossing my fingers for you (and toes ๐Ÿ™‚

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  733. Cindy Gay
    February 25, 2012 at 7:31 pm (10 years ago)

    Love them all Kelly! Don’t recall seeing school days before! You’re a winner!

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  734. Michelle
    February 25, 2012 at 7:51 pm (10 years ago)

    Go Kelly Go Kelly!!!!! SOOOOOOOOO proud of you for throwing your hat in the ring! You’ll knock their socks off. G45 and you were made for each other. PS Loving what you’ve created with the ABC primer pps . I didn’t know you’d done those. Its a great school Lo and I love the Primer cards! Bestest bestest luck to you!

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  735. Michelle
    February 25, 2012 at 7:53 pm (10 years ago)

    Congrats to IzzyB!!!!

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  736. Miae
    February 25, 2012 at 8:40 pm (10 years ago)

    Well your pages are gorgeous! I think you’ll be doing some serious impressing of the team at G45! I’ll be cheering for you!

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  737. Shona
    February 25, 2012 at 10:20 pm (10 years ago)

    ooooo wow amazing creations…….good luck sweetie!

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  738. Robin Shakoor
    February 26, 2012 at 4:37 am (10 years ago)

    Gorgeous works Kelly. Good luck to you.

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  739. Renee
    February 26, 2012 at 6:06 am (10 years ago)

    They would be so very lucky to have you Kelly!!! I wish you the best of luck! I read their blog daily so that would be awesome if I kinda ‘knew’ someone on the DT!!!!!!!!

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  740. Julie Tucker-Wolek
    February 26, 2012 at 6:42 am (10 years ago)

    These are absolutely GORGEOUS! WOW WOW WOW!! You rock the G45!! Good luck with the call!!!

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  741. Alia
    February 26, 2012 at 7:16 am (10 years ago)

    Hey Kelly! How could they not pick you? Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  742. Lynn
    February 26, 2012 at 8:26 am (10 years ago)

    Kelly,I’m so glad you went ahead and made the decision to apply for the team. Your work…fabulous! Your designs…amazing! You talented…untouched. I’m in awe of your work. I don’t think G45 has a hard decision when it comes to your work!! Good Luck!!!

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  743. Lesley
    February 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm (10 years ago)

    Good Luck! Love your blog and designs.

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  744. Wendy Rasbach
    February 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm (10 years ago)

    Kelly, you’re destined for the Graphic 45 DT for sure! I’ve always marveled at the magic you can create with their lines. They’d be fools not to beg you to join them! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  745. Sherry
    February 27, 2012 at 12:53 am (10 years ago)

    Your work never ceases to amaze me!!! You have so much talent. Good luck on the call, They’d be lucky to have you on their team!!! Your work is always beyond amazing.

    It seems winter has arrived in Edmonton, Its been a great one this year.. Loved it.. having to drive out to St. Albert for my physical therapy twice weekly I was loving the perfect driving conditions. But we’re in Alberta we know that can’t last!! We finally dug ourselves out of all the snow this weekend, but barely as our front end truck blade broke… It was almost panic!! NOW WHAT!!! lol hubby fixed it no problem. One problem living in the country no plow comes by and cleans the road lol Once again.. beautiful job on your new layouts, I wish I had as much talent!! You are truly amazing. Sherry

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  746. ingrid
    February 28, 2012 at 12:05 pm (10 years ago)

    wow!!!!! they all are so super gorgeous!!!! so go for it and good luck sweetie!!!! keeping my fingers crossed for you! xxx

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  747. Jeni O'Connor
    February 28, 2012 at 11:23 pm (10 years ago)

    Kelly these are fabulous. G45 would be a wonderful team to be on and you’d be perfecT?
    WISHING YOU LOTS OF LUCK,
    Jenix

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  748. Shell
    February 29, 2012 at 3:23 am (10 years ago)

    Gorgeous projects! Good luck with the DT call!

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  749. Jody
    February 29, 2012 at 7:23 am (10 years ago)

    Great projects Kelly! And thanks for leaving such sweet comments on my blog! It’s always nice to know that people actually look at it!!! Good luck with the Design Team Call – your stuff is amazing!

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  750. Roxanne
    February 29, 2012 at 4:09 pm (10 years ago)

    You know how to rock the Graphic 45!! I’m so glad to hear that you are trying out. Good luck! and enjoy this new journey. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  751. A SASSY SCRAPPER
    March 2, 2012 at 9:01 am (10 years ago)

    CONGRATULATIONS, KELLY!!!! I am thrilled for you that you’ve made it to the next round….and will be waiting with my fingers carossed for you, Honeybee!!!! BEST OF LUCK!

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  752. Romy
    March 2, 2012 at 9:28 am (10 years ago)

    Wow, huge congrats on being one of the Top 30 finalists! I was so happy to see your name in that list, keeping my fingers crossed you’ll make it:)

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  753. Tara Orr
    March 2, 2012 at 10:32 am (10 years ago)

    Congrats on making the top 30!! Wonderful work!

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  754. BearFamily
    March 2, 2012 at 11:57 am (10 years ago)

    Congrats Kelly on being a finalist!! Fingers crossing for you again.
    Astrid.

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  755. Jan
    March 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm (10 years ago)

    Congrats Kelly on making the top 30!!! You must be so excited! Good luck on the next round!

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  756. Tracy Burtt
    March 2, 2012 at 2:43 pm (10 years ago)

    Great work… congrats!

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  757. Cindy Gay
    March 2, 2012 at 8:33 pm (10 years ago)

    Congratulations on the finals!

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  758. Renee
    March 3, 2012 at 5:43 am (10 years ago)

    YAY KELLY!!!!! Congratulations on being in the top 30!! I absolutely KNOW you will go all the way!!!!!!!

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  759. Shell
    March 3, 2012 at 11:16 pm (10 years ago)

    Congrats Kelly! Best of luck with the next stage!

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  760. misty
    March 4, 2012 at 7:01 am (10 years ago)

    There is no doubt in my mind that you have this bagged! I was left with my jaw on the floor with these projects! You are amazing!

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  761. carlies
    March 4, 2012 at 1:21 pm (10 years ago)

    wow so stunning work my friend and I go follow you I hope you come visite me to

    hugs carla

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  762. Gloria Stengel
    March 5, 2012 at 3:50 pm (10 years ago)

    Your layouts are so creative and innovative! Congrats on your G45 Top 30!

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  763. Izzyb
    March 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm (10 years ago)

    Big congrats on breaking the top 30. I knew you would!

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  764. Sharon
    March 6, 2012 at 5:38 pm (10 years ago)

    Congrats, congrats, congrats, my dear friend!!!!! I am so, so happy for you!!!!!!! Yay!!!!! I hope you continue on to make the team, you deserve it! and another congrats for being guest designer for Canadian Scrapper Magazine, too! Those projects are amazing!

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  765. Charlotte Brochu
    March 7, 2012 at 7:00 am (10 years ago)

    It was no surprise to me that you made the Top 30! I’m rooting for you to get on that team! GO KELLY GO! The fabric paper looks awesome. I’ve never seen it before, but now I’m going to have to check it out! Your card is so cute and I love that little flower you made with it.

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  766. Jeni O'Connor
    March 7, 2012 at 9:13 am (10 years ago)

    Kelly these are absolutely fabulous. So thrilled to see you are in the top 30, how awesome! CONGRATS!

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  767. Lynn
    March 7, 2012 at 9:18 am (10 years ago)

    I’m with Char…GO KELLY GO!!! If you need a cheer team, I’m there! I love your projects!

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  768. Lee-Anne
    March 7, 2012 at 10:08 am (10 years ago)

    I love the fabric paper on your card and layout! It wouldn’t matter what you made Kelly, you can always make it gorgeous! Congrats on the top 30! I think you would be a perfect fit for the G45 team!

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  769. Sandra D
    March 7, 2012 at 11:15 am (10 years ago)

    Please let me echo all the justly deserved kudos you have received so far. You are a talented artist and it is great to see those talents recognized by the paper companies like Graphic 45 as well as the scrapbook publishers like Canadian Scrapbooker. I am keeping my fingers crossed that you make the final design team. In the meantime, keep posting all your beautiful work.

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  770. Luz Maria Bruna
    March 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm (10 years ago)

    What a beautiful and creative card my friend!!!! And woow big big congrats!!

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  771. Miae
    March 7, 2012 at 10:06 pm (10 years ago)

    WOOT WOOT for getting in the top 30! They’d be foolish for not choosing you Kelly! I love how you create your ‘School Days’ heritage page:)

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  772. Roxanne
    March 8, 2012 at 10:50 pm (10 years ago)

    Congratulations!!! How awesome to see your name posted as a finalist. wahooo!!! Cheering for you as you enter the next round.

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  773. Sharon
    March 10, 2012 at 8:36 am (10 years ago)

    Big congrats for both accomplishments, Kelly!!!!! I didn’t have a doubt in my mind that you would make the top 30!!!! Yay!!!! And I want to tell you how much I love that card and your latest school page. It is absolutely fabulous and full of tender loving care!!!!! That’s what I love most about your work! Thanks for your continued support of mine, too! (Hey, when you make the “big times” in scrapbooking, I hope to see more “big hair” too! LOL!!!)

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  774. Izzyb
    March 13, 2012 at 7:43 pm (10 years ago)

    Well, first, a big yahoo on being named among the G45 finalists. No one who frequents your blog is surprised by that. I’m constantly amazed by the G45 projects you feature here. Like this one! LOVE the “school days” layout. So creative. The little girl peeking over the photo is just the cutest touch. As for your card, it’s delightful. I’ve never heard of fabric paper but now I want some! Enabler!

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  775. scrapbookertink
    March 14, 2012 at 11:58 am (10 years ago)

    LOL, Kelly loved your story about the pickles! Your farm layout is amazing, that glassine paper is amazing on the leaves, need to try that. Your daughter is a cutie, how quick they grow up mine are now 17 and 15! Take care, Doreen x

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  776. Miae
    March 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm (10 years ago)

    That’s a wonderful family photo of the girls! I wish I had photos of my mom as a girl back in the “old country”- Korea:) Your two pages are very different but so well done! Love the pink and fun of the first (cool banner by the way) and your second with it’s chippie and banner has modern heritage all over it! Beautiful takes on the sketches Kelly:)

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  777. Lee-Anne
    March 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm (10 years ago)

    Absolutely love your farm layout! Your family photo is awesome too. Nice story too!

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  778. Michelle
    March 14, 2012 at 2:34 pm (10 years ago)

    Gorgeous LOs Kelly! Great take on the sketch. Loved the story of the pickles …I hear ya…I’ll never be able to do all the stuff my mom did! I certainly don’t consider myself lazy but Mom can still run circles around me. { well NOT run per say haha…like your Mom ,I don’t remember ever seeing her run either!] Loooove the three generation photo..what a good looking bunch of girls! Hugs, Michelle
    PS I seem to be on a banner kick lately too. Are we channeling each other?????

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  779. Bellaidea
    March 14, 2012 at 5:14 pm (10 years ago)

    Great photo, nice story! I still make jam etc ๐Ÿ™‚

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  780. Cindy Gay
    March 14, 2012 at 6:31 pm (10 years ago)

    Ahh! I love the picture of the 3 generations of lovely girls. Happy 12th to BOF!

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  781. newfiecrafter(Marilyn)
    March 14, 2012 at 6:48 pm (10 years ago)

    Kelly love this LO and thanks for all the great ideas . I was in Mexico at Puerto Vallarta and near to scrapbook some pages and your’s will give me the inspiration to get started .Thanks for the tutorial on how you did the tree and leaves
    Marilyn

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  782. Renee
    March 15, 2012 at 4:07 am (10 years ago)

    Great post Kelly, really beautiful, detailed LO’s and beautiful family picture!!!

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  783. Jody
    March 15, 2012 at 8:36 am (10 years ago)

    Congratulations! That is so exciting for you! I love the LO of your parents farm for the Urban kits! So beautiful – I love that paper and OA line! Great job! And thanks for all the sweet comments you leave on my blog! Good luck!

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  784. Charlotte Brochu
    March 15, 2012 at 10:33 am (10 years ago)

    Wow, Kelly! Two such gorgeous layouts! My daughter just celebrated her 12th birthday too! It’s hard to see them grow up, isn’t it! Now, I have to ask you…where do you get chicken wire from? I love the look of it on layouts!

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  785. Shell
    March 16, 2012 at 4:25 am (10 years ago)

    Both gorgeous LO’s! The 2nd is my fav! I luv the banner (I am a bit addicted to banners too LOL!)

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  786. WillieburgScrapper
    March 17, 2012 at 10:15 am (10 years ago)

    I love the banner photos in the first page and the color but the second page is SPECTACULAR!!! The vintage photos, the detail and layering- the color- just amazing! If you don’t mind I will pin that second page to my chipboard pin board on Pinterest? I’t’s incredibly inspiring. Thank you so much for swinging by my blog today- that Echo Park collection is just so beautiful- I didn’t do it justice this time but I have many pages to go- it’s my favorite right now. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  787. ingrid
    March 18, 2012 at 1:27 am (10 years ago)

    gorgeous pages!!!
    oh my….your baby is 12 already! moments like that makes me need a tissue too!LOL!
    really love your farm page…great design and use of colors and textures!
    what a lovely and precious family photo!
    Ingrid xxx

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  788. Catherine
    March 18, 2012 at 12:48 pm (10 years ago)

    Just found the ebook online and I am loving it!!! I am working on this sketch today, thanks so much for the inspiration, I think I will be stalking….ummm.. visiting your blog often ๐Ÿ™‚

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  789. Sharon
    March 22, 2012 at 2:38 am (10 years ago)

    Both of your pages are totally amazing , Kelly!!!! And I love your sense of humor! I love how you named her BabyOfTheFamily!!!! And your three generations photo is so heartwarming! I am glad that you can still run faster than your mom, too!!! LOL! But I think she has you in the big hair department!!!!!!!!!

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  790. Izzy Anderson
    March 22, 2012 at 8:02 am (10 years ago)

    These are both just beautiful. I absolutely adore the heritage page. I never knew I “needed” chicken wire chip but gosh if I don’t want some now! That’s such a sweet photo there at the end. Love your writing your posts are always a joy to discover.

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  791. misty
    March 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm (10 years ago)

    I’m with ingrid…I got a little teary eyed seeing the 3 generations of pickler’s pic! I love both of these pages and I’m always a fan of how you draw us in with your writing!

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  792. misty
    March 30, 2012 at 9:44 am (10 years ago)

    Came to see if you had an announcement to make??? Will go check the g45 blog

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  793. misty
    March 30, 2012 at 9:45 am (10 years ago)

    Came to see if you had an announcement to make??? Will go check the g45 blog

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  794. Donna Spina Lebeduik
    April 1, 2012 at 12:10 pm (10 years ago)

    Congrats on your instructor position. So sorry you didn’t make G45 – it’s their loss for sure! You are a terrific artist my friend!

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  795. maggiescontroledchaos
    April 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm (10 years ago)

    Congrats on the retreat and hope you’re having a wonderful time in Phoenix! Sorry you didn’t make the final cut for graphic45 but Donna is right, it’s their loss and I hope you’ll try again next year! You’re an amazing artist and storyteller and I love getting your blog emails! Big Hugs!

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  796. Jody
    April 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm (10 years ago)

    Congratulations Kelly! The retreat sounds great – what an honor for you. Sorry to hear about the Graphics 45 design team. You make wonderful stuff and I love coming to your blog to see what new technique you have done!

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  797. Lynn
    April 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm (10 years ago)

    You will make the best instructor at the retreat! Sounds amazing. Now..I think G45 needs glasses, lol. Your fabulous talented and really…they are losing out. It’s just one bump in the road my friend!! Enjoy your holiday!

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  798. Micupoftea~
    April 1, 2012 at 4:55 pm (10 years ago)

    Have fun in the US! Hm, cactus and palm trees are pretty rare in Canada, eh?! LOL~ I see ’em daily here in SO Cal. Congrats on being chosen for the retreat ๐Ÿ™‚

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  799. Shona
    April 1, 2012 at 7:27 pm (10 years ago)

    awwww that is sad but the good news is amazing!!! huge congrats sweetie ๐Ÿ™‚ have fun on vacation too!

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  800. Paula
    April 1, 2012 at 9:07 pm (10 years ago)

    Looks like a great retreat. Wish me and my sisters could join you but that is the month of baby’s arrival so I won’t be straying too far from home. I know you will do a great job teaching!

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  801. Renee
    April 2, 2012 at 4:34 am (10 years ago)

    You really would have been an asset to their team Kelly.. Your work is absolutely perfect, so much attention to detail and you make the cutest handmade embellishments.. I really hope you try again next year too!!! You are the second person that didn’t make it that really should have ๐Ÿ™ Enjoy your break and congrats on the teaching gig!

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  802. Lee-Anne
    April 2, 2012 at 9:44 am (10 years ago)

    Congratulatons on being the guest instructor at Scrapbook Your Heart! I went for the first time last year and had a fantastic time. Too bad I can’t go this year, but I know you are in such great company with Allison and Christy!

    So sorry about the G45 team. I was rooting for you and Karen Zueger. You are both perfect for the team. Unfortunately in this business there is some rejection, but that doesn’t make you less of an artist. It is their loss for sure. Please don’t give up and do try again next year. You go girl! I believe in everything you do!

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  803. Vicky Alberto
    April 2, 2012 at 9:58 am (10 years ago)

    I still think it’s all great news because even being considered for G45 is HUGE!

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  804. Connie Nichol
    April 2, 2012 at 10:38 am (10 years ago)

    what great layouts, Kelly. I especially love the heritage one with the photos of your mom. What a wonderful way to showcase those old pictures, really love the amazing texture you’ve added with the glassine and chicken wire. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  805. Lisa Barrie
    April 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm (10 years ago)

    Congrats on the wonderful news about the retreat, it sounds fab!
    As far as G45 goes,nothing ventured nothing gained. I’m so impressed you put yourself out there, it’s not an easy thing to do and you have a wonderful talent! Thanks for sharing it so freely. Hugs, Lisa

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  806. Charlotte Brochu
    April 3, 2012 at 6:27 am (10 years ago)

    Such great news about the retreat! What a fun experience that will be! Congratulations on that! Sorry to hear about the Graphic 45, but what an accomplishment you had making the Top 30 there. Not many can say that. There’s always next year! Hope you enjoyed your Spring Break!

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  807. Lesley
    April 3, 2012 at 9:35 am (10 years ago)

    I was not surprised that you were chosen as G45 finalist….. BUT was really surprised they didn’t select you for their team. As others have said, it’s their loss! Keep creating with your great ideas, and congratulations on being invited to be an instructor at the retreat. Focus on the positive!

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  808. KellyCreates
    April 3, 2012 at 10:58 am (10 years ago)

    I’m really touched by all of your encouraging and supportive comments! Thank you so much everyone!

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  809. Izzy Anderson
    April 4, 2012 at 4:09 am (10 years ago)

    Oh, a retreat! How wonderful, Kelly. Those folks really tapped the right person. I know you will be an amazing teacher and really inspire the participants. Plus, I am sure they will laugh a lot in your class. I am already green with envy that I am not one of them…..Re: G45. Oh, so close and yet so far. Bummer! I thought *for sure* you would be chosen because you are the bomb diggity! I sound like your mom here, but I am proud of you for trying out. It required a certain boldness the way the audition process worked and of course you rocketed right into the top 30 as I knew you would. Tis their loss for sure, but now you have time to do other totally fab things like this retreat. So, yay! Now you have time, freedom and new gigs. Congrats, Kelly.

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  810. Jan
    April 6, 2012 at 12:05 pm (10 years ago)

    You did such an awesome job with this kit! I chose it as the feature layout this month for the store kits!

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  811. scrapbookertink
    April 6, 2012 at 12:10 pm (10 years ago)

    Kelly, I love this, also love reading and isn’t it so hard to get those teenagers to read LOL! Harry Potter, we have sooo much in common, take care and have a fantastic Easter x

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  812. Izzy Anderson
    April 6, 2012 at 12:22 pm (10 years ago)

    Terrific page and a wonderful celebration of reading. I love the bookshelf you created. I have to say: I’m the kind of mom who gives books for Christmas too. In fact, I have it on good authority that my 3-year-old will find a book in his Easter basket!

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  813. Sandi Smith
    April 6, 2012 at 12:44 pm (10 years ago)

    Amazing work once again! Very creative!

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  814. Michelle
    April 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm (10 years ago)

    Awesome Lo Kelly! The tag is gorgeous! I have that Coordinations pp and now you’ve made me wanna go dig it out! You always come up with the coolest ideas! And that bookshelf? LOOOOOVE it! Great idea. You did a fab job with this kit dear friend!

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  815. scrapbookertink
    April 6, 2012 at 2:20 pm (10 years ago)

    LOL, Kelly just realised why your work seems so familiar because I have admired it recently over at Graphic 45, love loads of your work, small world x

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  816. A SASSY SCRAPPER
    April 6, 2012 at 3:29 pm (10 years ago)

    Kelly, WHAT an AMAZING LO!!! LOVE your work with Bo Bunny’s Weekend Market collection. What an inspiration!!!!

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  817. Cindy Gay
    April 6, 2012 at 4:30 pm (10 years ago)

    It’s a great photo to start and certainly an admirable family trait! Happy Easter Kelly!

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  818. Miae
    April 7, 2012 at 9:08 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh what a wonderful page! There’s just so much detail and texture here…you’ve created this warm and masculine scene!

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  819. Vicky Alberto
    April 8, 2012 at 1:10 pm (10 years ago)

    you really rock at boy/manly pages!!!

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  820. carlies
    April 9, 2012 at 5:52 am (10 years ago)

    Hi dear friend !!

    Wow, this is outstanding masculine page….so many beautiful elements to look at ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hugs carla

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  821. Lee-Anne
    April 9, 2012 at 12:28 pm (10 years ago)

    Very nice layout Kelly! I love your take on the sketch. Your basketball is awesome! Great idea! Have a great day!