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Monday, September 3, 2012

Stamptember at Simon Says Stamp!


The Simon Says Stamp and Show DT are helping kick off STAMPtember ™  festivities with a Blog Hop for this weeks challenge! You have multiple chances to win gift certificates by hopping along on the DT blogs leaving a comment and entering in the Simon Says Stamp and Show "Read All About It"  challenge. Each DT member has a $25.00 Gift Certificate to award to a randomly selected participant! Winners will be announced at 8 AM September 12. 



Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until they realized they couldn’t stop there. Over the past 10 years they have celebrated rubber stamping in its full glory by giving access to people around the world to a one stop shop. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of their business and they are celebrating by hosting a “STAMPtember” ™ event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, scrapbooking, mixed media and many forms of altering and expressing art.

The Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week is Read all about it!  The challenge is to be inspired by text, books, journals or words in general. 

My project started with a section of pages from an old book. 
I was thinking of the Indian in the Cupboard and how the characters popped out of the story and were running around his room.  I tried to create that effect on my  card. 

I took a few pages from a book and tore an opening in the top page:

I distressed the edges and sponged ink around the edges of the opening and the pages.  I stamped the trees in the background along with creating a skyline.  The cowboy is stamped on tan cardstock using black ink and colored with a touch of watercolor pencils.  The cowboy is placed along the edge to make him appear as part of the story and to be jumping out of the background.

To finish off the edges I added twine, stamping and brads in the center of the stars to give more texture.


Products: Stampers Anonymous Purely Random, Stampers Anonymous - Wild West,  Artistic Outpost - HOME, Ranger Archival Ink, Ranger Distress Inks - Broken China, Brads, Twine

Please hop to my teammates' blogs. Each of them has a special handmade work of art to share with you and also more prizes along the way! Enter the "Read All About It!" Challenge and be sure to put a STAMP on it and you could be the lucky winner of our GRAND PRIZE $100 Simon Shopping Spree!

The next stop in the Simon Says STAMPtember ™  Blog Hop is the inspirational Terry

Here is the list of the team in case you encounter a broken link:
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you play along!
Suzz

222 comments:

  1. Suzanne, I love this card! It really caught my eye...with all of the neat little vintage details. Very cool idea to seem to make the characters pop off the text pages as you're reading the story! Love it! <3 Candy

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  2. love how you brought it to life with your layering and tearing and stamping and embellishments. thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  3. Nice project: love the twine and the brads!

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  4. This is such a fabulous card Sue! Love the text background, the sentiment, the gears with the brads and the whole design. Great idea and perfect for this challenge.

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  5. What a creative way to use the book page. I even thought the title worked well with your quote. Having the star border on each side was great for your western image, so was the stamped tree. Loved it!

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  6. Great altered project! The quote is very appropirate too! Great job.

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  7. Cowboy up!!! Love this root'n toot'n guy! Great coloration as well!

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  8. I have this same stamp and I haven´t used it yet. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. That's awesome!! And I love that sentiment!

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  10. Love this card, you brought that cowboy image to life, great work of art!!!

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  11. What an awesome card Suzanne! Love those little extras you put into every thing you do!
    hugs Lynn

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  12. You know anything western is at the top of my list! Love it! I like your idea of having an image 'come out' of the page, with the use of the two pages and one torn. GREAT!

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  13. Really nice card! Thanks for sharing :)

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  14. Wow love the cowboy and the stars!!

    grace

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  15. I love the twine and the stars with brad details. Really great project! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. I could hear that song...yipee i aay, yippee i aay,.... Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. Stunning creation. I love the imagination you girls have when it comes to starting a project. I'm getting such inspiration from the hop. Thank you.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  18. How cool is that! I love the sentiment, too!

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  19. Fantastic and I love how you used the book page for your background, a great design too. :)

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  20. What a creative use of the book page! Love the way it all came together! Fabulous!

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  21. Thanks for sharing the inspiration behind this card! Such a clever us of a book page. Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  22. Love this! Very rustic but chic.

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  23. You really have succeeded in making the cowboy look as though he is jumping off the page! A x

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  24. Great project, love the sentiment :)

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  25. Oh my gosh. My favorite saying attached to an outstanding creation. All I can say is WOW!

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  26. Great card - love the sentiment.

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  27. brilliant altered book pages...stunning!

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  28. Hi Suzz, gorgeous creation, the cowboy really does appear to be jumping from the pages, love it. Great use of text and lovely vintage tones too. So well thought out. Tracy x x

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  29. Love all the details on your card like the hilighted words and your use of brads! What a great masculine card!

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  30. Wow, this is stunning. I love all the vintage distressed element and the string too.
    Annette
    xx

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  31. Love it! This is a story come to life. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Your project is awesome! Love the book paper and the way you highlighted words for your quote - I can't wait to try that. That TH star stamp has been on my wish list for a long time, and I really like the way you added brads to the center - great idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. Your project is awesome! Love the book paper and the way you highlighted words for your quote - I can't wait to try that. That TH star stamp has been on my wish list for a long time, and I really like the way you added brads to the center - great idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  34. This does remind me of the Indian in the Cupboard. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  35. I love the Indian in the Cupboard. It was a favorite of my daughter's when she was young. You represented it wonderfully. Hugs, Robin

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  36. What a wonderful creation - just chock full of details!! Love the way your tore the pages to make an opening into the story!

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  37. Love the cowboy ..... This blog hop is amazing

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  38. Great project! Love the colors!

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  39. It looks as if he came to life from the story! I think you managed to create the effect you wanted!

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  40. Wow! This is so creative and I really like the vintage look.

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  41. Wow! This is so creative and I really like the vintage look.

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  42. I agree with Suzi. The imagination of the DT seems endless. Cool card.

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  43. Very nice. I love how using old book pages look...I'm just too scared to actually rip one out of a book! Lol

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  44. Fantastic card! Love how you used the book paper and highlighted the words.

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  45. Creative use of book text and those awesome stamps!

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  46. I just adore your card! Love the sentiment and how you added it. It does remind me of Indian in the Cupboard and I haven't thought about it in years. Thanks for the memories and the inspiration!

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  47. Love the cowboy! Your always so creative, Suzanne.

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  48. Amazing use of a book page. Love that horse and rider image!!

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  49. What amazing details! Highlighting those words must have taken some time.

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  50. Your image certainly jumps off the page! Love this project!

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  51. That's a great saying... and a wonderful project.

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  52. Neat! Now I have to go reread that book!

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  53. Very cool project!!! Love how you've used the book pages to depth and texture. The cowboy really jumps out of the "book".

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  54. Love this! Such a unique piece with great stamping.

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  55. Wow, what a great way to illustrate the book! This looks very vintage and boyish and would make a great card for some little fella.

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  56. What a fantastic altered book page, Suzz - I love the simple muted colours, and your cowboy image is just fab!
    Alison x

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  57. Great saying, and love the western theme!

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  58. interesting project. Love western stuff. Have a great day

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  59. oh I love this...I like to use pages from damaged books as a base also...love how you made the whole piece pop! Great work!

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  60. Fantastic piece, I love that story :) And I love the sentiment you have on here too, very inspiring :)

    Tanya xx

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  61. Clever look use of a book page - it was perfect for the theme of your card!

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  62. Oh, some fifth grader would love this card - that book is a great read!

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  63. What a great idea for Rodeo week, LOVE IT
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Maria V.

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  64. Great card, always looking for more ideas for masculine cards.

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  65. love this card! love the wild wild west look!

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  66. Thanks for sharing this great project. I really like the way that the twine adds so much texture. Love the background, too.

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  67. A great book to choose as your inspiration! Your card is so much fun, and has an important message.

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  68. Love this! The layering does make it seem to jump out of the book. Great idea!

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  69. this is soooo cool xx love your layering xxx

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  70. WoW! LOVE your card! So much action on it! TFS!

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  71. Don't know where to begin telling you how amazing this piece of art is!! I especially love the cut out words!!

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  72. Nice old cowboy look on your card - terrific!

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  73. WOW! Lots of techniques with this projects. Great altering!

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  74. very vintage. love the layering especially the words. great idea. thanks for sharing

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  75. Such a great idea using an old book - must try that one!!!

    Deanne :)

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  76. I rather admire folks like you who can just rip into books and make awesome things from the pages. I don't think I could do it.

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  77. I love all that layering on the book page!
    DeniseB

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  78. Wow, this is way cool. Such a great different look with your bronco rider. Awesome.

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  79. I love how you used book pages to make this great card. Thanks

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  80. What an awesome piece!! I too love the Indian in the Cupboard as well! I love how you created your look.... very fun!!!

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  81. The distressing, the colors -everything -is perfect.

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  82. I love this! Everything from the background to the cowboy! Great card!

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  83. Love this cowboy set from Tim H! What a fabulous creation!

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  84. I love all the layering that really brings your card to life--great sentiment too!

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  85. Great design, love the vintage look!
    Patricia
    the PaperTemptress

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  86. Great card! They do really pop out at you!
    God bless!

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  87. Such a kewl card love the colour of it perfect for a boy :)

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  88. Great card. The cowboy is what caught my eye. Remind me of old movies I watched as a kid. He looks like he might jump right off the book.

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  89. VERY cool project! The magical feeling you were going for really shines through with that cowboy leaping off the page!

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  90. I love the twine added...I use it a lot too. I love the cowboy, it is really great.

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  91. Remember reading "Indian in the Cupboard" to my son years ago. This is very creative and I just love the look of the characters jumping right out at you. Very well done!

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  92. I love how you used the star stamps and put brads in the center. I totally get the "Indian in the Cupboard" vibe!

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  93. Such a fun card with a lot of cool elements! The metal brads look time consuming but they are fabulous! Awesome texture!

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  94. Nice vintage western card! I like all the details on it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  95. How fun! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  96. I loved that story! Thanks for bringing back the memories as I viewed your creative rendition!

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  97. Such a wonderful card, it had so much movement to it, I was expecting the horse to jump off the page. Great job!

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  98. Great job. So creative!
    Thanks for Sharing!

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  99. Love the vintage look. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing!

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  100. THis is a beautiful work of art! I love the way it jumps off the page!

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  101. This is a very cool project. Maybe I can try this. TFS

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  102. Such great texture on this! Love how you used the book page and also the cut out words. Great distressing!

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  103. Great project...love the layers and the little details like the metal brads.

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  104. Love your project. Especially the sentiment, quite true.
    Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  105. Great effect of jumping off the page!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  106. Love it! especially the sentiment!

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  107. I am from Wyoming- I'm right at home with this tag!!!

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  108. Wow! Who wouldn't love that? My husband loved reading books about cowboys when he was young. I think this would even appeal to him :-) Thanks for sharing!

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  109. Fab vintage card! Love the torn opening, really does look like the cowboy is popping off the panel!

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  110. The bronco looks like he is leaping from the pages... Fantastic

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  111. What a great project. I love the phrase you used. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  112. The texture in this project is great I love the way everything works together. Thanks for sharing your porject.

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  113. Fantasic! Love the bucking horse.
    Hugs, Dangina

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  114. Fabulous how your story pops out of the printed page! I really like the wide variety of projects the team makes for the challenges.
    Fantastic card!

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  115. What a great project.. I loved that movie also.

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  116. Coolio! I love anything with old book and I love your idea of making the character come off the page to life. And all those little brads - wow.

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  117. How cool! As a admirer of your art, I always tend to get surprised with your style; it's your personal style, but it's so versatile, doesn't matter what theme- your 'signature' is on it! LOVE the hop!

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  118. a cool creation, the vintagy touch as always is perfect… super idea on the old book page, its a great piece…

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  119. very cute. Thanks for sharing :)

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  120. this is such a cool technique and project thanks for sharing
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  121. Great idea with the torn opening of the paper and your image 'coming to life.'

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  122. Great. Love the horse and cowboy. Thanks.

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  123. There are so many details on this card, I really love that. What a great way to use a bookpage as a basic to your lovely card!!

    Love from The Netherlands,
    Leintje*

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  124. I love the antique feel of your card and the way that you have layered all of the elements together.

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  125. Love "Indian in the Cupboard" and I think your idea is fabulous. It definately appears to be jumping out of the book. Love it!

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  126. Thank you for sharing your card. It's very creative! Thank you for the inspiration. Take care. :)

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  127. Love the results of your process, TFS

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  128. Awesome project! The layering is amazing :)

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  129. Very cool suzz! What a great idea! The background is stunning and love the saying! Fabulous piece! Hugs, Sandra

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  130. Amazing card - love all the very special details! Thanks so much for sharing this!!

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  131. This is a very creative card! The "pop-out" effect is so cool! Great job. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  132. Such cool techniques! I love the added words...so cool!

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  133. Suzanne,

    Great altered page, love the details and textures. And I especially love the sentiment.

    Take care..

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  134. Your card looks wonderful my friend. I just love that quote..

    Hugs~

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  135. Amazing!!! Thanks so much for the step by step pics, too!!!

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  136. Love your sentiment and look of your card. Smooches...

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  137. Your card is amazing Suzanne.

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  138. I loved that book! And I love this project too. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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  139. The colors are perfect for the theme you used. The layers are great

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  140. creative and fun...i love the cowboy...

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  141. Wonderful Card. Love the whole theme!

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  142. GREAT page is this, i thought i was in a cowboy movie(lol)
    Well done and thanks for sharing!
    Kind regrads Patricia

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  143. Love the layering and gorgeous brown color!

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  144. Awesome. Love the horse and rider. Iris

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  145. Great western vintage theme! Love the book page base panel and tiny individual words! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  146. Wow!!! Your card is amazing. I had completely forgotten about The Indian in the Cupboard - that was one of my favorite books as a kid! You totally nailed that look with your card...the cowboy is jumping right off the page. Fun!

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  147. The detail in your work always amazes me. This is wonderful!!!!

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  148. i absolutely love the page from a book! gorgeous.
    lauren

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  149. Great masculine card! Love it!

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  150. Wow! great card! i love the saying and what you did with the stars and brads! thanks!!

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  151. Great card! Thanks for the ideas & inspiration. ;-)

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  152. Fantastic card. It has such depth to it. Thanks for such a great idea!!

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  153. Really gorgeous, I love the sentiment
    Lindsay xx

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  154. Oh my! I love that book! What a great concept and you nailed it! Blessings!

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  155. Very cool. I think you achieved your goal!

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  156. love your project...thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  157. I love, love, love that sentiment and it's great all broken apart like that. I also adore those western stars! Magical card!
    Blessings,
    Adrienne

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  158. amazing! this is just beautiful!

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  159. I've SO enjoyed this hop, and I thank you for your inspiration and your involvement in the hop. Lots of fun, and I'm thrilled to have a chance at some SSS goodies.
    Blessings to all,
    Karen L

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  160. So utterly cool!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  161. Love the layers, distressing and tearing that you did. Perfect stamps - you can just feel the vintage!!

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  162. That sentiment is awesome! I love the tree and horse-the words in the backgound-This is awesome! The twine is so cool too! :)

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  163. Absoultely fabulous - love all the elements and the design. TFS

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  164. LOVE the cover!!! It would be great for a kid's notebook!

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  165. Stunning project, Suzz! I really love how you layered the card and placed the sentiment on top!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  166. Love how you used a book page for your card! Very cool =)

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  167. Love your project! I like how you got your inspiration :)

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  168. Very cool card and love the sentiment and how you included it.

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  169. What a lovely page. The slight coloring adds a little pizzazz!

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