Monday, September 28, 2009

World Cardmaking Day Blog Tour

Dobro došli i sretan dan za izrade čestitke!
Welcome and happy world cardmaking day! (On Oct 3, that is.)
One of my favorite Bible verses is Psalm 34:8, "O taste and see that Lord is good...." And God has truly shown His goodness to me in countless ways everyday. I'm excited to share two of them with you today. First, I have been blessed to live in Croatia, my beloved adopted country for the past 11 years. It's known for its coast, but I love living in the northwestern part surrounded by God's beautiful creation. I am so excited to participate in Moxie Fab World's blog tour and especially because I get to represent Croatia. Though I am originally from the Philippines, I have come to love what I now call home. Isn't it gorgeous?

(Click on the picture for a larger view.)

The other way God has shown goodness to me is by bringing so many instrumental ladies in my life who introduced me to the wonderful world of CARDMAKING. I have been blessed many times over by this craft and I want to bless others with it. I have introduced many of my Croatian and Bosnian friends to this great hobby and they love it, too. That makes me happy :-).

For today's World Cardmaking Day Moxie Fab celebration, I decided to show you a set of cards designed to be given as a gift. Not only do I love cardmaking, but I also love card-sending and card-giving! I still take pleasure in sending messages the old fashioned way, through hand-written notes and cards. My family sends about 300 per year. And because I enjoy it so much, I want to encourage friends and family to do the same. And what better way to do that than giving them their own handmade cards to send to others?

(Please click on the picture to see a larger view. Supplies are listed at the end of this post)

These detailed images are my own illustrations (to be released Oct 1 by GinaK Designs), look great stamped as they are and allow me to make quick, elegant cards. The sentiments were stamped on ivory CS strips. I then cut a slit on each side of the stamped image and inserted the strip through. And here's the packaging for them using a clear plastic box decorated simply with a bow and a tag.

I plan to celebrate WCMD by making more of these note cards with some friends, so I can share my love of cardmaking, card-sending and card-giving with others. So what about you? Here are some ideas:
  • Stop by the WCMD website where you can get lots of ideas to celebrate.
  • Make cards and upload them on the WCMD gallery and be eligible to win some fabulous prizes on the Papercrafts Connection and Moxie Fab blogs.
  • Enter the WCMD contest and you may be published in the March/April 2010 issue of Papercrafts Magazine.
  • Visit Moxie Fab World blog everyday this week to get more ideas from cardmakers from all over the world. There are prizes awarded everyday.
  • Grab a 25% off coupon code for your entire purchase found in the blogs listed HERE and go shopping in the PaperCrafts online store.
  • Finally, LEAVE A COMMENT on my blog, on Moxie Fab World and the other participants' blogs today (and everyday for the rest of the week) to be eligible to win some amazing products. International commenters are welcome. Limit one comment per blog please. Comments will close on Oct 4 at midnight and the winners will be announced on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Thank you for visiting Croatia and I hope you will experience the beauty of this country in person someday.

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All supplies are from GinaK Designs, unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: All images are from Lord of the Seasons set (to be released October 1st);
The sentiment stamps are from Elegant Post, Many Wishes, Eclectic Summer Sayings sets, "for you" from Stampin' Up!
Papers: Pumpkin Spice, Green Apple, Soft Sand, Chocolate Kiss, Black Onyx, Rocket Red and Stampin' Up! Pink Pirouette, Summer Sun
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, Stampin' Up Old Olive, Really Rust, Real Red, Cream Pigment
Others: Ribbons by Michael's and Stampin' Up!, buttons by Buttons Galore
, Spellbinders Labels 1 die, SU Curly Label punch

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172 comments:

  1. Fantastic projects. So simple and elegant, I love it!
    Magda :)

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  2. oh... Very nice card! Love the colours! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. fantastic card!thanks for sharing.:)

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  4. Beautiful cards! I love your blog!

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  5. such a gorgeous card nina...thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us all...hugs kath xxxx

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  6. What a fun card set.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  7. Well... I think you've done an amazing job representing Croatia! I love your card sets! What a thoughtful idea!

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  8. Very pretty card set Nina! Lovely view from Croatia!

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  9. Hello, kababayan! :) not sure if you still speak Tagalog but I love your cards! love the clean lines. love that view of Croatia. thanks for sharing.

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  10. Hi Nina

    Such a beautiful cards on your blog. I will come back to follow your work.
    Good luck with Moxie Fab World

    xx Anita

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  11. Gorgeous card set! Just wonderful!

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  12. These cards are so clever. Love the simplicity and colors :) Thanks for sharing!!

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  13. What a great set of cards! I love all of the different topiaries.

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  14. Your card set is so pretty and just love the colors and style. Thanks for the inspiring eye candy along this tour.

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  15. OMGosh! LOOOOVE your new images! WOWZA!!!

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  16. What a lovely idea to make cards as a gift for other to send them. Love your style!
    Regards, Floortje

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  17. Nina, you are uber talented!! and world wide too! Congrats on your new designs with Gina K!

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  18. What a thoughtful gift. These are very nice cards.

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  19. Your cards are great! I love the way you packaged them up! So pretty!

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  20. Lovely card Nina, thank you for sharing your inspiration.

    B x

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  21. Wow Nina, congrats on your own stamps! That is awesome. And they are amazing! They really look great on your cards. I especially like the image on the grey card with the plant and butterfly. AMAZING!

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  22. You have an awesome blog! I love your style, thanks for sharing!

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  23. Your blog post was a wonderful read today and I adore your illustrations. Congratulations. You really are gifted in many ways!
    The cards you made are incredible. I love them. I too love your style!!

    have a perfect day!

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  24. I love the clean style. Great card. The color combos are nice too.

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  25. Great ideas!! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Thanks for sharing you cards. They are great. I love this craft and love to share.

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  27. Lovely card. I like to send lots of cards to friends and family through the year and they are greatly appriciated.
    Eveline.

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  28. Terrific cards!! Love the images, Congrats on have them into stamps from Gina K.

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  29. what an absolutely beautiful set! I love the clean and simple design!

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  30. Your cards are lovely, simple, and classy-looking. Nice work. :-)

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  31. Beautiful cards Nina!! Simple and elegant.

    God bless.
    Giovana

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  32. Fantastic projects!!:)
    best regards from Poland
    -Zielonooka

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  33. What a fun layout for your cards! Congrats on your Moxie feature... your work is wonderful! :-)

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  34. You are the only familiar face to me in this list of international talent. Your work is beautiful. Congratulations.

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  35. I adore your clean and simple style, the graphic images , I just love it all

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  36. Gorgeous countryside! Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Love your cards, and Croatia looks beautiful...thanks for sharing!

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  38. Love your cards, and Croatia looks beautiful...thanks for sharing!

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  39. Love the set of cards. They would make such a wonderful and lovely gift!

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  40. Hello from the US and the Moxie Fab world tour! I will have to check out your designs at GinaK, congratulations on your new release!
    I love your card for the gradient challenge, all I could think of was brayering!

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  41. Hi Nina, I love your blog! Thanks for sharing what God has done in your life. Your photo of Croatia is truly lovely, how blessed you are to be surrounded by such beauty.
    Your sweet cardmaking style is so delightful, I just love those notecards. I'll be looking for your designs at GinaK.

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  42. Beautiful work and I agree you do live in a beautiful country. I was there last year!

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  43. Beautiful! What a great gift. Thank you for sharing!

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  44. Beautiful! It's simple in the best kind of way. I'd love to get that set as a gift! I'm adding you to my bookmarks under "Paper Inspiration". =)

    Just stopping by from the Moxie Fab World blog...

    Blessings,
    Jaquelyn at The Art of Paper
    theartofpaper.etsy.com

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  45. How AWESOME are your projects!!! love them!! I got a kick out of reading the Croatian at the very top!!

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  46. Nina, congratulations on your upcoming stamp set release!! Your cards are beautiful!

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  47. Thank you! Thank you for your inspiration - the artwork is wonderful. Thank you for your words too. Having cards on hand to actually mail to someone is a great feeling and you're right, we all need to do more of it. Thank you for the invitation to Croatia too, it's on my 'plan to visit' list!

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  48. perfect simplicity in these lovely cards.

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  49. Nina, I love the stamps you designed. Thanks for a sneak peek. I am on StampTV and will be tuning in on Oct. 1. But, I love the simple and elegant look of your cards. A very cute idea making them all similar with different images. Thanks

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  50. Wonder gift! Your card on Moxie's blog was fabulous! Loved your testimony of blessings! God is too good to us!!

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  51. Love your card set. How lucky you are to live in a beautiful country.

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  52. Love your work, Nina. You are one talented lady! I've been stalking your blog and enjoying your cards lately. Thanks for sharing them!

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  53. Great idea, thanks for sharing with us!

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  54. Praise God! God is Good all of the time! I am thankful for the gift of the art talent God has blessed me and many others with. Thanks for sharing your creations. :)

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  55. Wonderful and creative! Love it all:) Congrats on making the Moxie Fab page!

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  56. Hi Nina,

    My mom spend almost a year in Split, Croatia on a UN Tour in the 90's and admist all the chaos you could see the beauty that Croatia held in all her pictures. You are truely blessed to live in such a beautiful area. You make beautiful cards, keep up the wonderful work.

    Thanks for sharing
    Jennifer D

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  57. Very pretty cards. I like your style.

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  58. Hey nina Girl!!!!!! These are Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    hugs and Blessings,
    LORi

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  59. Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!!

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  60. Great little package of cards! I love the simplicity of them.

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  61. Nice cards!!! I really love that topiary stamp....it looks like it's smiling!!!!!!! HOW CUTE!!!

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  62. Wonderful set of cards - AND stamps!!!

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  63. Beautiful cards Nina so happy to see your creations on this blog hop!!!!

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  64. As always beautiful cards Nina! I am impatiently waiting for Thursday to order my Gina K's!! I alos enjoyed learning a bit more about you!! Blessings and Hugs!!

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  65. Beautiful card set. Thanks so much for sharing a peek at Croatia as well. :)

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  66. your work is amazing, just love what you've done and your project. thanks for the inspiration!

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  67. Great cards.... love your blog! Thanks for sharing your art with us!
    DeniseB
    Penn Valley, California

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  68. It's awesome that you actually send so many of the cards you make. I really need to follow your lead!

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  69. Very clean and simple. What a great gift idea.

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  70. Wow, it IS beautiful there! And your cards are darling! :)

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  71. Your cards are fabulous and Croatia is beautiful.

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  72. What beautiful illustrations! And this is a great card set you made with them.

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  73. love your cards! Love to visit - always something neat to share, thanks!
    Sandra

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  74. I love your sweet card set, and congratulations on the release of your stamp designs!!

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  75. Love your card set! I also love to make, give and send cards. I just created a set to give as a gift to a friend of mine. Congrats on representing Croatia.
    R/

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  76. Would love to be able to visit Croatia one day - looks beautiful! Wonderful card creations!

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  77. I just love your cards--so simple yet stunning. Thank you for sharing them with us.

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  78. What sweet, clean & simple cards...love them!

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  79. Nina B, your cards are DIVINE! Thanks for being a part of the Moxie Fab World blog's tour around the world today! :)

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  80. I lvoe the different versions you've made of this card design! These will make a fabulous gift for someone!
    Thanks so much for sharing your work.

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  81. Such a lovely card! I am so happy I stopped by here!! :)

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  82. Great cards- isn't it amazing how God can bring many people from all over the world together electronically! Glad to meet you! You have an amazing talent- love your cards. Bless you! TFS

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  83. Love your card set. So easy and elegant--your designs are stunning.

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  84. I like the simple treatment - sometimes simple says it all!

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  85. Hi NIna,
    such fun cards, thanks for sharing

    Cheers Aussie Karen

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  86. beautiful cards Nina and I am so happy to meet another filipina through this wonderful craft. Croatia is beautiful and i am happy you are proud to mention that you are from the Philippines.

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  87. Gorgeous cards!!! Love the clean and elegant design!

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  88. You are wonderful creative with your supplies- I adore the gradient tree card you did for the challenge. And off to check out GinaK too, always on the lookout for stamps with Christian content. Thanks!

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  89. Wonderful card, Nina, and your bow is so adorable, too!!

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  90. So pretty Nina, love the makes. Kim

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  91. I love that card set! It makes a great gift. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on the WCMD!!

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  92. I love that card set! It makes a great gift. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on the WCMD!!

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  93. OMG! Lovev your images! Great cards!!!

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  94. Fantastic creations, thankyou for sharing!

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  95. I love how a few simple techniques create these amazing cards. They are great!

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  96. What a great set of cards! They are so wonderful!

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  97. What a wonderful gift set of cards! I like how you put the strip through.

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  98. Congratulations on having your own designs in Gina stamps, and on the Moxie Fab blog post! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  99. Love your note cards and the new set you have designed. You are such a creative person. Thanks for sharing.

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  100. I love your designs...and...you do live in a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing the verse from the Bible.

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  101. Świetne kartki!!!
    Pozdrowienia z Polski,
    Brises
    ana-brises.blogspot.com

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  102. Such unusual but simple and effective looking cards thanyou Julye

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  103. Your card are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  104. Love your cards here and at HA! Great blog!

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  105. Congratulations on being featured! Beautiful work.

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  106. I so enjoy seeing your card set! I actually won this stamp set at CPC and can't wait for them to arrive!!

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  107. Nina, I follow your blog often and your designs are stunning.

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  108. Great cards. So clean and simple, but elegant and interesting :) And I love the idea to put a card into clear plastic box.

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  109. oh...love this card....it's very nice , clear , simple and elegant Hugs Ewa

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  110. Fantastic job on your beautiful cards. I love that you have them as a set.

    Fran H

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  111. More beautiful cards! Your blog is so inspiring and I will definitely be following. Thank you for sharing your creations!!

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  112. These are all very elegant. I just love them.

    Kat x

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  114. Loved looking through your blog, and your card is beautifully elegant!!

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  115. Oh, these are FUN!!! Great job, Nina! I'm so thrilled that you are getting the publicity and exposure that you deserve!!!! {{hugs}}

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  116. It's great visiting your blog - I've been enjoying WCMD and it's not even here yet - TFS! I love the clean 'n simple look AND the multi-layered as well - just another oxymoron cardmaker!

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  117. What a fantastic gift idea thanks for the inspiration.
    Cheers Sally

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  118. Such a lovely card set! You did a fantastic job on them. Thanks for sharing your pics of Croatia and your Bible verses too. Very inspiring!

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  119. Hi Nina-Love the card set, I'm adding that adorable stamp set to my wish list. Croatia looks like an amazing place, I've been dreaming of traveling there ever since I saw pictures of Dubrovnik.
    Best wishes.

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  120. Pretty cards!!! I'll be glued to my computer for WCMD -- can't wait!!!

    Marge R.
    www.maricopastamper.blogspot.com

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  121. Happy WCMD! greetings from Poland

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  122. Hey Nina! Congrats on being featured over at Moxie Fab! Your cards are always so pretty! :)

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  123. Thank you so much for your inspiration. God Bless.

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  124. Wow! Your illustrations are beautiful! Congratulations on your upcoming release!! That's so exciting! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!!

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  125. Fantastic cards and ispiration! Thank you.

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  126. Simple and stunning, thank you so much for sharing.

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  127. Great work with the cards! So simple but very elegant =)

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  128. Great work... Love your style..

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  129. Super job! Thanks for sharing.

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  130. Great cards...love the clean and simple look! thanks for sharing.

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  131. cute!!! i love the LO and that tag is fabulous :D

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  132. Cards are adorable - very simple but with lots of elegance! :-)

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  133. Wow, lovely cards! I love your stamps - they're sure to be a huge hit!

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  134. omg!!! just GREAT!!! love it!

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  135. wow, very nice... will be a great gift!

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  136. I am totally in love with your cards-simple elegance and warm and cozy at the same time. You're a genius!

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  137. Wonderful cards!! I really like your nice clean style.

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  138. Thank you for sharing. I've enjoyed looking back at the creations on your blog.

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  139. Love this set - what a great gift!

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  140. Love your cards! What a great layout for them!

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  141. Wonderful cards - thanks for sharing.
    what a beautiful country!

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