Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia






Hello Hello!  I'm super thrilled to be part of Taheerah's Advent Calendar Extravaganza!



Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are over 60 special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises wait behind the door!

I wanted to combine traditional with fun:

 paper:  stampin' up home for christmas  stamps:  lil' inker designs oh deer christmas stamps  ink:  ranger archival black other:  memory box stitched circle, stampin' up felt holly

The paper, Home for Christmas, by Stampin' Up is my traditional and the Lil' inker Designs Oh Deer Christmas Stamps is my fun.  What do you think?  

My card was inspired by Sunday Stamps:


I've been looking forward to this Extravaganza and will be checking it out everyday!

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by CAS-ual Friday Stamps so you’ll definitely want to get your hands on it! Simply leave a comment on this post to enter - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too to double your chances! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 7am EST on Thursday 31st December to leave all your comments! 

Don’t forget the Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

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220 comments:

  1. Super festive and fun! Love the tradtional red and green with the fresh aqua thrown in, and that deer is awesome! Thanks for being a special part of my event! xoxo

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  2. Amy, I'm in love with your cards! Beautiful!

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  3. Very fun! I love how you combined them and used them in a sketch too!!!

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  4. Gorgeous, Amy! Music, stripes, the deer..definitely a few of my favourite Christmas motifs! This Advent series Taheerah has created is a ton of fun! Thank you for being part of this wonderful event!
    Hugs~c

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  5. So gorgeous! LOVING the deer and the holly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Love the deer with the red and white

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  7. Fun cards....thank you for sharing.

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  8. Great card! The different patterns of paper and embelishments make this card SING!

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  9. Fantastic card, I love the stripes, so bright and bold!

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  10. Love this, Amy! So beautiful and so sweet ♥

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  11. LOve these guys, amy ... so fun, AND festive!
    =]

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  12. Nice inspiration, love the background of the card:-)

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  13. Amy, these cards are beautiful with those printed music sheet paper. Cool deer :)

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  14. Love your cards! The colors are great and they all go together so nicely (the music paper with the red stripe looks great). Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Thanks for the cute idea with this stamp! I just received it in the mail and can't wait to use it.

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  16. Your card looks like a snow globe without the base. Great card.

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  17. Love how you combined the music paper with the other colors and designs! The little felt holly is such a sweet addition, too!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  18. So pretty! Love the designer paper mix and your holly embellishment. Perfect CAS card for the holidays! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

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  19. Love how elegant and fun this card is!

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  20. I love the soothing colors and this adorable deer! Adorable!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  21. These cards are wonderful!! I LOVE the reindeer image and the combination of colors you chose!

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  22. LOVE your card!!!
    Have a GREAT Day!!

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  23. Oh I love this, Amy! Wonderful papers & great use of the sketch!

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  24. You had me with the music background...love these cards. That dear is awesome.

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  25. I love that stamp, and am so mad I didn't order it! But love seeing your inspiration with it! Love this card!

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  26. Thanks for the gr8 inspiration! love the song background! if you laminated that it could go on a christmas concert binder with the fav christmas songs for 2015... love that combo:) sincerely enjoying this click-on-the-door prize plus prizes!!. super thanks!!!

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  27. Love the card...love the black and white with the red and white...

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  28. these are adorable Amy! LOVE that reindeer!

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  29. What a great design - love the plaid and the fun reindeer!

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  30. Awwww - how cute is this?! Love the music note paper with the mixture of the stripey paper. Awwwdorable!

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  31. What an elegant image, Amy ... fabulous with the music behind ... love the texture in the wee sprig of holly! Anita :)

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  32. Love that holly
    embellishment
    and the card is
    quite pretty.
    Carla from Utah

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  33. Adorable card, Amy!!! I absolutely LOVE that deer image!

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  34. Fabulous cards!! Love the little holly and leaves!!

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  35. OMG, this is ironic. I JUST got home from meeting up with a group of my card making friends, and one of them had bought a pack of this paper. We were all looking at it and commenting on how much we loved all the designs because they reminded of us the traditional designs from our Childhood Christmases! I came home and looked at the today's hop and saw your card and was blown away by what you created using this paper and that adorable deer stamp from Lil Inker! This is such a great card, and you definitely combined the traditional and the fun. Thanks for the inspiration, I have ordered that paper and now have some good ideas for how to use it when it comes.

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  36. awesome cards. I love deer, dear. :-)

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  37. Such a fun image! Love the musical paper too!

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  38. The mix of traditional colors and the fun image make your cards awesome Amy! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  39. Amy, this is amazing! I love your mix of patterns, but ohhh those reindeer make me smile! LOVE IT! So happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps! XX

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  40. Beautiful colors Amy, love the red striped paper and the musical background.

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  41. Like the Deer card. Like the arrangement. I was not able to access the blog until now and see all the comments above.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  42. Such a sweet card Amy. Love that deer image in the circle. The felt holly leaves look wonderful. Nice touch.

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  43. Great combo of tradition and fun, Amy! Fab Christmas card :o)

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  44. Such a unique card combing traditional and fun!

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  45. hello Amy! these are amazing, I luv that deer mixed with this gorgeous paper! so glad you played along with us at Sunday Stamps!

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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  46. Lovely card! I always like a card with musical notes, and how perfect at Christmas time.

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  47. That is my fave Lil' Inkers stamp for the holiday season. Loooove your cards!!

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  48. LOVE this mix, and the reindeer image is absolutely brilliant :-)

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  49. Wonderful--I like the deer image and your choice of papers.

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  50. Love your traditional mixed with fun! I love the colours and the reindeer!

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  51. Very fun card. I love the background papers. TFS

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  52. Wonderful card, Amy! You're making me look at that stamp set all over again! The little bit of fur totally makes it!

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  53. Love the diagonal striped paper and the fun deer! A great card for a teen.
    Lu C

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  54. Love the deer stamp and your added floral.

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  55. Great cards, Amy! Love the traditional with fun. That deer is do cute.

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  56. Super card Amy! The deer is fab, I love the musical paper and the felt holly is so sweet too :-)

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  57. Love your colour combo - traditional with a twist. Great cards.

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  58. Your cards are gorgeous Amy!!!!!!!

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  59. Love the mixing of your elegant papers and layers, so perfect for this wonderful image!

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  60. LOVE these, Amy and this idea is genius!!!!

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  61. Your card design is simple yet so striking :) awesome creations!

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  62. Love the stamps from Lil' Inker, too! Very nice cards of yours!

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  63. So pretty! Love the mixed patterns and beautiful stamp!

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  64. I LOVE your combo of playful and fun with a bit of the traditional mixed in! Great papers, and loving those deer! The felt holly is just awesome, too!

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  65. Sweet card and at this time of the year...who couldn't use a nice easy sketch to follow! TFS

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  66. Such a cute card and I love the touch of blue with the traditional colors.

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  67. Amy, pretty card! This stamp set has been on my list and I think your card just made me make my mind up, going to order it today, lol.

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  68. Super fabulous cards, Amy! I love the designer papers with that reindeer--they coordinate perfectly together! TFS another delightfully inspiring creation! :)

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  69. great colour combo and love how you kept the image as line image and did not colour it.

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  70. Love those deer, and they look wonderful with the pretty patterned papers!

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  71. Great design with these wonderful papers and colors!

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  72. What a fun card! Love the deer and the addition of the felt leaves on the bottom make it pop! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps! this week. :)

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  73. Love your fun card & this fun event - Taheerah put a lot of work into it.

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  74. Fabulous papers and patterns! And I love that wonderful deer!

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  75. What fun cards - the paper really makes the featured image stand out.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  76. Fabulous cards Amy! Love the bold striped paper with the music paper and the blue just pops!

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  77. Beautiful cards Amy!! Love the music score paper!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  78. Hi Amy, these are just gorgeous, love the combination of your papers too.xx { aNNie}

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  79. Very cute! I love the cards.
    Rene from OZ xo

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  80. That deer stamp is so fun. Great card!

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  81. Such a fabulous deer image -- I love it!!

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  82. Love your take on traditional and fun! The aqua is a nice touch and such a sweet holly embellie!

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  83. Great composition, wonderful use of creative elements!

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  84. These are really nice Amy! A beautiful job on them both!

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  85. Love any card with deer and also love the stripes.

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  86. Adorable Image and lovely DP Amyyy
    love that combo of the DP
    great use of our sketch
    thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps this time
    hugs,
    Monika (DT Member)

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  87. Love the papers.
    the deer on the blue paper is very pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

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  88. What a fun card, It has so many elements of the Christmas season...Music, candy canes, deer, Christmas greetings! I love this Advent Calendar Extravaganza!

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  89. So fabulous and just love that deer image. Looks so good with the blue paper too. Your the patterned paper Queen!

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  90. awesome paper choices! love your card!

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  91. That DSP is one of my faves this season. Love the pairing with the adorable stamp.

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  92. OH DEAR - your cards are DELIGHTFUL Amy!!!
    LOVE your combination of PRETTY papers, ELEGANT deer and the texture of your felt holly!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

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  93. Fun card - nice to combine different looks!

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  94. Great inspiration, Amy! Fun clean and simple look!

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  95. Great mix of papers! Wonderful card.

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  96. LOVE your card. Cute stamp set and awesome paper.

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  97. Love the musical paper background.
    Makes for a stunning card.

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  98. The music and striped paper set the backdrop for a wonderful stamped image. Love the felt leaves and puff berries to top it off!

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  99. Oh Amy -- love your reindeers ! Beautiful combination of design and patterns

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  100. The deer looks fabulous
    and Thank you for a chance to win
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    soniasv@rediffmail.com
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  101. Gorgeous cards, or you could use them for beautiful tags! I love the colours and the music in the background! Thank you for sharing!

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  102. Loved finding you behind the door to this awesome event!!! Too cute cards to boot! LOVE that color combo!! :)

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  103. Love the mix of traditional and modern!

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  104. Lovely card, Amy. I was expecting you behind one of the doors :)

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  105. Terrific card! I am all about the deer this year and this is a fabulous image. I love the texture from the felt and pom-poms.

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  106. I really like music used as a background, especially for Christmas crafts. Like the designer paper also. Thanks for sharing.

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  107. Oh, Amy how sweet is your card! You have captured the traditional with a modern twist perfectly. Thank you for being a part of Taheera's fun "Advent Calendar" and there is so much more for me to see, catch-up and do! Blessings to you and yours!

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  108. Great cards. Love the background paper you picked.

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  109. I'm in love with your adorable card. I love the deer!:)

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  110. Love the sheet music background paper! Great combination of colors! Thanks!

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  111. Love this card! Merry Christmas!

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  112. I love your mix of the stripe and the music paper!

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  113. Great card. Love the felt holly with Pom poms!

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  114. Love the diagonal stripes with a circle!

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  115. Love the paper and the color combinations! The deers are just adorable! The cards are a great combination of traditional with a fun touch.

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  116. love the red/aqua combo...and that deer...well these would make really great cards for everyone at our school (mascot is the deer)

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  117. neat looking card love the music background

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  118. I liked how you showed the layout come to life. I really like the felt holly and berries as an accent.

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  119. What a fun take on the sketch. Thanks for sharing!

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  120. Love the fun deer and the music background. :)

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  121. Pretty cards, love the aqua with the traditional colors!

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  122. Love the traditional looking stamp with the colors!

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  123. Well, that's an interesting color combination that works.

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  124. Love your terrific card. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  125. Very cool cards - thanks so much for sharing!! Merry Christmas!

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  126. Oh, these are so gorgeous. Great design and festive inspiration:)

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  127. I love the deer. It's a great card idea.

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  128. loving getting new ideas to start next year's cards

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  129. I like the musical paper background! Pretty!

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  130. You just can't beat that peppermint candy cane stripe for some traditional Christmas feeling.

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  131. Love this card - traditional and funky, too!

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  132. Very cute and a great take on the Sunday sketch.

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  133. I like the non-traditional blue element.

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  134. Great card! Love the background. :-)

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  135. Love how you combined the two! Very cute!

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  136. love that deer stamp, just right for the season

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  137. really versatile design....cute!!

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  138. Fun card...love the combination of colors & papers you used!

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  139. I like the pp you chose to create your background.

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  140. What super set of cards, Amy!! I love the use of the traditional and the non-traditional. The blue with the red and white is fantastic. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!

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  141. A fun, happy card! Love that deer & I have those papers in my stash. I'm going to go dig them out right now!!

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  142. Love the paper and color combinations. Great card!

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Cheers,
~amy~