My Fabulous & 50 Birthday Blog Hop

“Happy Birthday To Me!” Good morning and welcome to My Fabulous & 50 Birthday Blog Hop! I am celebrating my 50th birthday (which is actually TODAY!) with 11 of my good friends who have graciously agreed  to design projects for the blog hop. These are a great group of talented ladies and I want to thank them so much for helping me on this special day! Please leave them some blog love (comments) after looking at their projects – don’t we all love to be loved? After my blog, just visit the next person on the list below (Dawn) and just keep hopping! Also, at the end of my post I have some extra special blog candy to give away!

I actually made 3 projects for today’s blog hop. The first is a little box that you could make to put a special birthday gift in.

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I created this file on Cricut Design Studio but then made it into a Gypsy file so I could cut it with just my Expression and my Gypsy. I used George and Basic Shapes for the box and the flower, Storybook for the label shape on top of the box, and Paper Lace for the sentiment. The paper is from K&Company.

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The box is made up of rectangles and the octagon shape that is just stretched out.

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I cut three label shapes – 2 from cardstock and 1 from patterned paper.

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After scoring and folding the box, I attached ribbon on three sides – top, back, and bottom.

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I cut about an inch from one side of both of the cardstock labels and cut the patterned paper label in half. I attached the cardstock pieces to the top and bottom of the box and the paper piece to the top. Then I used the flower from George and cut it out eight times –at 1’, 1.25”, 1.50”, 1.75”, 2”, 2.25”, 2.50”, and 2.75”. I used the Hide Contour to hide the center circle.

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I sprayed the white cardstock flowers with Glimmer Mist in Tattered Rose then curled the petals with the end of a paint brush.

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The petals were layered with a pop dot between each layer.

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I cut the Happy Birthday sentiment and its shadow from the Paper Lace cartridge at 1.50”. I added bling to the flower and the sentiment. And here is the final Box!

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But I just couldn’t stop there! I also made a little Birthday Origami Mini Album and a Glass Block to go with it. The design on the glass block was cut from pink vinyl.

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I’ll be back later next week to give more details about the mini album and the glass block. Now for the Blog Candy Giveaway! I decided to give something that was appropriate for todays celebration -

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That’s right – it’s a Nifty Fifties Cricut Cartridge!

Please just leave a comment and follow my blog to have a chance to win! Thanks so much for sharing a little of my 50th birthday with me!

Now here’s the list to follow the rest of the blog hop! Enjoy!

Angie - http://angiespaperpassion.blogspot.com/ <---Me!
Dawn - http://scrappyrn-scrappyrn.blogspot.com/
 
Janice - http://www.cricutconfessions.com/
Normea - http://mmdezigns.blogspot.com/
Nancy - http://lanancyworkshop.blogspot.com/
Michelle - http://paperaffair.blogspot.com/
Barb - http://craftinginparadise.blogspot.com/
Debbie - http://www.debseclecticthoughts.blogspot.com/
Marcia - http://scrappin-times.blogspot.com/
Veronica - http://www.iteachscraps.blogspot.com/
TinaGale - http://tiggersscrapplace.blogspot.com/
Monique - http://mixonthememories.blogspot.com/

Remember, if you ever get lost on your way, just come back here to get back on track! Thanks again for hopping with us!

Until next time, Happy Crafting,

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100 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Angie.

    What a great way to start off you Birthday Blog Hop. Love your project and thanks for the info on how to do it.

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  2. Happy Birthday! Love love love your project

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  3. Happy 50th to you!! Your projects are amazing! I love how your flower turned out after you sprayed it and curled the ends and the glass block looks fantastic!!!

    Hope you have a wonderful day and all your birthday wishes come true!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  4. Happy Birthday!!

    Your gift box project was amazing!

    Jazzy
    www.jazzyscards.blogspot.com

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  5. Happy Birthday Angie.

    Love LOVE LOVE your gift box, and that flower just pops it.

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  6. Happy Birthday! It's also my DH birthday as well. Awesome project!
    I came here by way of Okie. I'm also a new follower. TFS




    Candace
    mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

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  7. Happy Birthday. I love the flowers on that little box.

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  8. Happy fabulous 50th Birthday and many more blessings to you!!!
    Your projrcts are awesomee and I love the intructions...
    Enjoy your day.

    ~~Netta~~
    CraftCreationsbyNetta.blogspot.com

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  9. A Very Happy Birthday to you! Your projects are beautiful.

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  10. Angie, thanks for celebrating your birthday with all of us! I'm in love with the " pretty" in all of your projects!

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  11. OH my, your projects are fabulous!!
    Wishing you a fabulous birthday!!
    Cindy
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net
    http://scrappingroom.blogspot.com/

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  12. Happy Birthday! What a wonderful way to celebrate. Thanks for the tutorial.

    giraffelady

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  13. Happy Birthday! I love your glimmer misted flower and paged through your blog to check out some of your other projects. Will have to try some of the things you show.

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  14. Love your blog and became a follower. Okie sent me LOL
    Have a fabulous birthday!

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  15. Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!!!! You don't look 50....must be your beautiful soul!

    Of course, you project is wonderful! Love the box you made. You might have to enter that one in a contest!

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  16. BEAUTIFUL cards, Angie, thank you for sharing -- and HAPPY FABULOUS 50 birthday!!

    I posted your blog hop with its links onto the NEW SITE that lists all the day's hops going on for scrappers. See it at www.scraphops.blogspot.com. The blinkies at the bottom are all chronologically ordered and you can click on the icon to get to the start point of that hop. Cool idea, ehhh?

    I'd love a chance to win the NIFTY FIFTIES cartridge. And I am your newest follower!!

    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    cardmonkey at Comcast dot net
    www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com

    Hop on over to my blog hop, baby, featuring Motions & Folds Cards. Go to www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com today only (Feb. 26)

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  17. Happy birthday to you, how wonderful to have a hop to celebrate.
    Cherylann (prinkles)
    prinkles@woh.rr.com

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  18. Happy 50th! What a lovely project!

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  19. happy birthday and what a great hop. your projects are all so pretty.

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  20. Happy Birthday to you , Happy Birthday to you, Happy 50th Birthday dear Angela, Happy Birthday to you ! Wish I was there to buy you a drink but participating in the hop will have to do for now. Hope you have a wonderful, wonderful day to celebrate your big day !

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  21. First I would like to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I am amazed at how beautiful your box turned out. I think it is wonderful that you designed your own pattern. I would't know where to start. Thanks again for the teriffic give away and enjoy your special day!
    Lorraine
    cardcreationsbylorraine.blogspot.com

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  22. what an amazing gift box...i am new to your blog but love it!

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  23. Hope you are having a great birthday! Thanks for the details on how you designed the box. I want to get better with creating with my Design Studio.

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  24. Happy Birthday to you!!! I loved all of your projects especially the glass block. TFS

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  25. Happy 50th Birthday. I loved all of your projects. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower sent over from Okieladybug's blog. Thanks for a chance to win . I would love this cartridge. Thanks !!!

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  26. Happy Birthday.

    WHat a wonderful way to celebrate. This is so fun.

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  27. Beautiful projects. I love the little gift box and your flowers. Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing.

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  28. Happy birthday

    i like your projects

    Thanks

    Tristan

    tristans_time_4_craftin at yahoo dot com

    http://tristans-time-4-craftin.blogspot.com/

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  29. Happy Birthday! Your projects are incredible. Love the glass block. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

    http://scrapbookingcreationsbyvicki.blogspot.com
    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  30. Happy Birthday!! I just turned 48 last Monday so I am almost there!!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Pam

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  31. Happy Birthday Angie! I love the flower on your first project & the origami book will be popping up on my blog in the next few days ;)

    Thanks for hosting this hop & I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  32. Happy 50th! I'm a fellow "Demo Army Sister" and I loved your projects! The flower on the box is ADORABLE! THanks for telling us how to make them!
    Teresa
    happiqueen @ aol dot com

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  33. Happy Birthday! new to blog hops, and it is snowing here, so perfect day to 'hop'!

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  34. I just finished your hop. Thanks for sharing your day with us. It was a blast.

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  35. Happy Ha ppy birthday. Love all your projects. The flowers on your box are beautiful. jls at eplus dot net

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  36. Wow! Love your projects!! Today my friend turns 50. I was looking for ideas to make her a card and I come across a blog hop!! Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity to win. I'm following now.
    floresrg4@aol.com

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  38. Awesome projects, I can't pick one as a favorite because i love them all. TFS

    Kathy
    Katsews at Gmail dotcom

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  39. Happy Happy Birthday! 50 is Fabulous! I loved your post and blog hop idea! You inspired me to create a flower box and reminded me to try the hide contour feature..never done that yet with my gypsy. Thanks!
    Have a terrific day.
    jacq in MD

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  40. i love the box it turned out really cute

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  41. Happy Birthday!!!
    I love that box!

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  42. Happy Birthday!!! I have to say you make 50 look good!! Awesome projects... TFS ~Shaunta

    ohsoprettyful at gmail dot com

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  43. Happy Birthday!! Hope its filled with lots of surprises! I love the box... so pretty! I am now a follower too! Thanks for sharing your talent with us on your Birthday!!
    Tinab32@cox.net

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  44. I came from Okie's blog, and I must agree, you certainly don't look like you're 50! Happy Happy Birthday. Love the box you made and the way you decorated it with that beautiful flower, and the glass block is beautiful too. Thanks for a chance to win the Nifty Fifties cartridge. That one's been on my wish list for quite a while. I'm a new follower!

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  45. Happy Birthday! What a great way to celebrate with a hop! All your projects are wonderful! I absolutely love the glass block, so pretty! TFS :)
    Jenn
    craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

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  46. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Your projects are awesome! I especially like the box you made!

    Thanks for the chance to win the cartridge!

    karenskapin at yahoo dot com

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  47. great box...are you sharing the cut file for DS

    IF SO divinesouls@yahoo.com

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  48. i forgot.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY...PISCES IS THE BEST SIGN EVER...

    3/3 IS MINE

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  49. Happy 50th Birthday!! Nice way to celebrate!
    Love your projects, especially the flowers - they are beautiful!
    New follower - # 163.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win the awesome cartridge!

    Please stop over to my blog - I have blog candy but not nearly as nice as yours!
    http://cricutmatriarch.blogspot.com

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  50. Just a note to wish you a very Happy Birthday and to thank you for putting the blog hop together. I did enjoy looking at all the great projects. TFS

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  51. Just a note to wish you a very Happy Birthday and to thank you for putting the blog hop together. I did enjoy looking at all the great projects. TFS

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  52. Wow Number 52, and I am 52 could this be lucky for me?. wohooo HAPPY BIRTHDAY my talented friend. Your projects are beautiful. TFS.
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

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  53. Happy Birthday! I am a new follower. Great project and thank you for the chance to win.

    mmlmn @polarcomm.com

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  54. awesome projects! I loved the chance to create with you!

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  55. Happy Birthday!
    The box is beautiful. Thank you for the great tutorial. I'm looking forward to seeing how you did the glass.

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  56. Happy Birthday!!!

    Love your projects

    Thanks for sharing

    Debi

    cards_by_montana_reflections@bresnan.net
    http://cards-by-montana-reflections.blogspot.com/

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  57. I am excited to be a new follower. I LOVE your projects. And a very happy birthday - even though you're obviously NOT 50. Just not possible. No way. 36 maybe?

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  58. Your colors are beautiful. I love the flowers and thanks for the instructions you shared.

    happy Happy Birthday

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

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  59. Happy Birthday Angela!

    Beautiful box, love the paper too!

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  60. Hope you have had a great day! Love the projects, especially the box. May have to lift that one! Thanks for the invite to participate in the blog hop-I really enjoyed it. Nancy

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  61. Happy Birthday!!!! Love your project and can't wait to hear about that block.
    I am a follower.
    susanslomski at yahoo dot com

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  62. Happy Birthday Angie - hope you had a fabulous day - I kind of missed it :( Love your projects - the flower on that box is just amazing!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  63. Happy Birthday. Fantastic project. I love the flower.

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  64. Happy Birthday, I love your projects very creative. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Later Tater,
    Laney
    laneyhollo@yahoo.com

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  65. Happy Birthday Angie. Im your newest follower. Love your projects. Ill be back soon!
    kacee
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

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  66. Happy Birthday! I just became a follower, and love your projects!

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  67. Well first off Happy Birthday! Love your projects, I totally love the block light. And the box with the flowers is so cool. Love it!!
    angel hugs
    Debby

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  68. Happy Birthday! Can't wait to see your info on the glass block. I got one to do the etching on, but I think I like the look of the vinyl better! Great idea.

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  69. Happy Happy Birthday!!! Great projects!!!
    I'm a new follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  70. Angela, I love your box. Where do you get the ideas to do such work? Very clever. Oh and happy birthday from the UK. Am I ok to blog hop or is it just America?

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  71. Happy 50th birthday! Awesome projects! I love the box and glass block you made! Thanks for sharing them!
    Suzanne
    sucor_2 at hotmail.com

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  72. Your projects are amazing, I will enjoy following your blog. thanks for the instruction:)
    Cathy
    mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

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  73. I love the idea of using a cut on a glass block! I am following and thanks for the chance to win! Happy Birthday! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

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  74. Love your project and you give so much information. Happy Birthday to you!

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  75. Happy 50th Birthday! My advise on turning 50...Enjoy your day and don't dwell on turning 50, enjoy it because next year you'll be 51. Then you will wish you were 50!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  76. Happy belated birthday, Angie. I hope I am not too late to participate. Your projects are fabulous and the instructions are a blessing. TFS and (I hope) the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  77. Your projects are adorable. I love the flower on the box. Thanks for sharing and Okie is right, you don't look fifty!

    barbara614@insightbb.com

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  79. Wonderful projects! The dimension on that flower is fantastic!

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  80. Happy Birthday Angie!!

    I simply love the little box idea. And my head is just spinning with all the visions of what I could do with that flower.
    TFS.
    I am now a new follower.

    Carrol Mills
    asuno1@msn.com

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  81. Happy Birthday--Hope you have great day--Love the projects you made--I already have ideas for the gift box.

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  82. Love the gift box with the flowers. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  83. Happy 50th.
    I love all of the projects you created.


    I turned 50 in December!

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  84. Happy Birthday:)
    Hope your day was filled with joy!
    I really loved your gift box, my favorite thing was the Amazing flower you adorned your box with! Love it:)
    follower
    ~Kim
    http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

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  85. Oh your box is just amazing & thank you for the detailed instructions. I have no idea how you ladies are able to create boxes. It just amazes me. Love the flower as well!

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  86. Opps forgot to add hope your birthday was awesome!

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  87. A very Happy 50th Birthday to you. The box you created is stunning and I love the glass block.

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  88. Very nice. Love your projects. Happy Bday!

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  89. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday!! Love your projects. That flower is beautiful. I am a new follower. TFS

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  90. Happy 50th..love to blog hop.I will enjoy visiting your site, great projects.
    lindamcintosh at verizon dot net

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  91. happy birthday! I love that flower!

    mistie1@cox.net

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  92. Happy birthday Angie! Many blessings to you girlie! Your projects are so creative. TFS and the chance to win.

    Christel
    http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
    askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  94. Happy Birthday Fellow Piscean! I love all of your work and am already a subscriber!

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  95. Happy Birthday Fellow Piscean! I love all of your work and am already a subscriber!

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  96. Happy birthday!! I love your projects!

    http://scrap-a-tude.blogspot.com/

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  97. Happy Birthday !!! Projects are great.

    Carol

    AnnCarolW@aol.com

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  98. Thanks for the opportunity to win a cartridge. It always excites me.

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  99. Happy 50th Birthday!!!! Your projects are fabulous, I love the how the flower turned out!

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