Friday, July 20, 2018

Coffee with Friends...


Hello there Coffee Loving Crafters!  I am so excited to be joining my fellow Coffee Loving Papercrafters designers AND the Fun Stampers Journey designers as we collaborate today in a fun and inspirational hop featuring the newest coffee-loving products in the Fun Stampers Journey line! We hope to inspire you with our creations using the yummy Coffee Helps stamp and dies as well as the new Coffee First Die Set. If you've arrived here from Amy Tsuruta's blog, you're on the right track! If not, you can find the complete blog hop listing at the bottom of my post.  

Many of the products used in my creations are directly from Fun Stampers Journey. Please make sure to check out their website and their brand spankin' new Inspiration Book and CatalogFSJ has graciously provided a prize for one lucky blog hop comment queen/king!  If you would like a chance at a $25.00 gift certificate to shop FSJ products (FSJ only operates in the US and its territories),  make sure to visit and comment on each blog for a chance to WIN! And non-USA coffee loving friends, don't worry!  I am offering an FSJ prize package for one lucky NON-USA coffee loving commenter too!  Just note in your comments (NON-USA) for a chance to win!  (Not a Coach, just a fan!) 

I've listed the complete blog roll at the bottom of my post so that you can navigate your way through coffee bliss!  

Mondays...Mondays can be quite a drag...especially when you've spent the weekend having a grand time with family and friends and it comes to a screeching halt when the M word is mentioned! That's when coffee comes to the rescue and gives you a little pep-talk!
I love incorporating old jeans into my crafty creations and the projects I'm sharing today do just that!  I took a piece of my old ripped up jeans, stitched them a bit and frayed them to give a little fringe. I applied a piece of it to a white card panel that I had stamped with the "you got this!" sentiment. After that, I diecut the fun little frapuccino cup (and doodled some cream) from the Coffee First die set and stamped and diecut the to-go cup from the Coffee Helps Bundle using Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink. I attached some Black Licorice Satin Ribbon over the edge of the jeans to finish it off.  
I love the little addition of the Journey Vellum lid and the striped straw (I colored it with a Copic Marker) and added a little Rock Candy Organza Bow onto the straw to make it cute!  After adding the bow, I diecut an oval using the Journey Ovals Dies so that I could mount the cups and add some Fashion Silver bling and a little hint of that MONDAY!  The Monday sentiment comes from the adorable Calendar Essentials ATS set.  SO FUN!

Now, on to my second project: Planner fun! I love working in my summer planner (it's an exclusive FSJ Citrus Personal Planner by Webster's Pages) and enjoy embellshing it every month. It's a nice break and helps me stay organized! I started out by diecutting the "Receipt Pocket Die" using some Lemongrass cardstock. I added the remaining piece of jeans material, some kraft paper (the packing material in my FSJ orders) and some graph paper. I tied a bit of green twine (from Hemptique) around the pocket and then stamped the sentiment onto some retired FSJ printed paper. I slid that panel into the pocket.  
The little SMILE veneer piece was painted with Whip Cream Acrylic paint and then Lemon Drop Acrylic paint to keep it bright and happy! I stamped and diecut the cup (and cut out the handle) and colored it with my FSJ Color Splash watercolor pencils.
Don't be afraid to add a bit of color/sparkle to these little wooden embellishments!!!

To finish my divider off, I added a photo of myself sippin' some coffee from one of my favorite ceramic mugs. I'm a collector, so I always find opportunities to add them to my planner.  Adding a few mini staples to my photo just adds a little more pizzaz!
On the other side of my planner, I created a few inserts for my "My Moments Variety Photo Sleeves".  I really prefer this style of planning during the summer months as it is a snapshot and very quick and simple to create a stack of "days" whenever I'm on the go.  I just carry a box of 4x3 pieces of cardstock that are stamped and embellished a bit and add information to them as I need them.  They're easy to slide in and out of the sleeves too, so they allow me to have more room for memorabilia, notes, etc. without making my planner burst at the seams.
I stamped the coffee rings with Citrus Cooler ink and the beans/Friday/Date with Lemon Grass ink.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you were inspired by my creations and hope you enjoy the rest of the hop! Make sure to stop back this SUNDAY as I share a few more coffee-licious cards and my new sketch challenge for my weekly Sunday Sip and Share post at Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

Please zip over to Helen's blog for some coffee-licious inspiration!

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138 comments:

  1. Yeow these projects are fabulous! I LOVE how you incorporate the jeans! So cute!

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    1. Thanks Linda. Coffee and crafting are my best friends. It's fun to give new life to "broken" things like my holy jeans! :)

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  2. Wow you spend a lot of time on your cards if you are sewing! They are very cute though. I love the red and white with the denim.

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    1. Thanks Lynne- It's a labor of love. I get lost in creating and can spend hours upon hours playing and not even know it!

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  3. How fun! I love the use of denim!

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  4. The denim is awesome! I just love the red, white, and blue card with its fabulous layout!

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    1. Thanks! I thought the red polkadotted paper would go well with the jeans!

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  5. I like the touch of denim is very nice. Nice!

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  6. Oh Kerry these projects are AMAZEBALLS!!! I love that denim and the dig on Monday lol....the journal is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Lori! I just couldn't resist the Monday dig! That cursive font gives my teacher heart palpitations! ❤️

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  7. I didn't realize how PRETTY that rock candy organza was til I saw it on your fabulous card!

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    1. Thanks! I love those tiny b9ws! I wish they came in more colors (or white so I can color my own)!

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  8. LOVE these! Those fringed jean pieces... awesome! I have a whole bag of old jeans waiting to be made into a quilt... probably in about 2030..lol! I could easily snip off some pieces.. as always love all of your details and fun colors.. can't wait to dig into my new stuff from your last FSJ party!! Maybe this morning!..lol!

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    1. Yay! Glad your order arrived. I have the tracking number for mine so now I'm stalking my UPS site!!!

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  9. I love your bold color choices! A huge thank you for sharing ideas with your planner! Awesome ideas!

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    1. Thank you such! I love my planners and finding ways toanage them in the busy "get behind" summer is really important to me! I love how the pocket sleeves help make it manageable!

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  10. Kerry, both of your projects are spectacular! The added upcycling is perfection!

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    1. Thanks Amy! So many old jeans! It's such a shame when I can't find a way to use them.

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  11. Oh this is too cool! How did you even come up with this idea! I'm new to this company and love this stamp and die set, I'll have to check them out. TY

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    1. Thank you! My brain just plays around! When you have amazing products and can get lost in creating, it's so cool what you can make! Just play...have fun and...enjoy!

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  12. Great job. I love the use of fabric. Denim looks great. Love that you did planner pages. You give a lot of inspiration.

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    1. Thanks so much Nannette. I just can't bear to toss a pair of non-wearable jeans when there is so much you can do with the "good parts"!

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  13. That is awesome. Love the denim!

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  14. I love using fabric on my cards but you REALLY go all out with the denim! Oh my...LOVE your cards!

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    1. Thanks so much Sue! Gotta repurpose the good stuff!!

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  15. The denim really gives it a pop!

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  16. Kerry! I absolutely love the jeans being incorporated in your designs! Your projects are just gorgeous!!
    -Alissa from Paisley Papyrus

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    1. Thanks so much! I have a little problem with my jeans wearing out in the prime location and am sad when I can't wear them anymore. Every other part of the jeans is just fine so I feel like I need to use the good parts! LOL

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  17. Now, that's what I call cool! Great ideas!

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  18. The denim!!!! I am in love. I have used it before on a scrapbook page, it was so long ago I had not even thought about incorporating it again. Thank you for in the inspiration. I also love your work in the planner. Now I need to pull out some old denim and refresh my planner.

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    1. It's fun! I've got tons of pairs of non-wearable jeans just waiting to take the spotlight! I can't bear to toss them! Thanks for hopping over and saying hi!

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  19. Kerry, such attention to detail. I love everything about your work!

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    1. Thank you Dina. It's fun to get lost in creating with good products!

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  20. Love your card Kerry!! So cute with the denim. Love the planner pages also!!!

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  21. Wow! Very creative. Love the denim. Didn't think of that one.

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  22. Awesome creations
    and love the jeans
    you added!
    Carla from Utah

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    1. Thank you! I love using unexpected things on my cards! :)

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  23. This is my FAVORITE card so far!!! I absolutely love the jean material that you put on your card!!!!

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    1. Awww..That's so sweet! There are some pretty amazing projects on display today! I'm honored to be a part of this hop!!!

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  24. I love all the textures you've used on your projects. The denim is so awesome!
    And love the red, white & blue color combo of the card.

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    1. Thank you Rebecca! I thought the jeans needed a bit of americana and when I saw the old FSJ polka dot paper on my desk, I knew that would be the perfect combo!!!

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  25. Kerry, you never cease to amaze me! I wish my imagination was as creative as yours!! Fabulous projects!!!

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    1. Thank you Carol! Miss you! I’m just over here in my little corner having a lot of fun! Haha

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  26. I see your name and Know I am going to be inspired! Love the denim, dots, and striped straw!

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    1. Oh that’s so sweet! Thanks so much! Just having lots of fun playing around over here!

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  27. Wow Kerry, as always your creations rock! Love them all!

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  28. The way you used the denim and painting the wood word bubble....'jean'ius!!

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  29. love that denim and all those details!

    Alicia

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  30. Fantastic projects. Such great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. AMAZING! I love the denim and all the layers! BRILLIANT!

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  32. Hi Kerry!! I actually hate coffee, but i love the FSJ coffee sets!! I love your use of real cloth in your cards!!

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    1. Hi Bev! Sorry that you dislike Coffee...but that means MORE FOR ME! Hee hee. I love using jeans (especially) on my cards! Thanks for hopping over!

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  33. Wow AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS! I just love how you added the blue jean material very cool looking! I think my favorite would have to be the card on top! I just love the colors together and all the layer and goodies embellished everywhere on the card!!

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    1. Thanks so much Cindy! I'm a layer-a-holic so you won't find many CAS cards on my page. I just don't have enough restraint! HA HA! Thanks for hopping over!

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  34. Kerry, I am BLOWN AWAY by the details in your projects! They say life is in the details and it sure shows up in your planner!! I love it, it’s a mini work of art!! And the red and white polka dot card is adorable, especially with the denim detail!!! LOVE everything about these!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Cindy! I love making monotonous tasks (like writing in my planner) more enjoyable by decorating pretty pages that I can look at while prepping for the week. Just one sit down to make one divider or a dashboard that will last many months is just what makes my crafty heart smile! :)

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  35. Fantastic projects! Amazing textures and collage of mixed materials.

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    1. Thank you Dana. I love pretty mixed media projects where I can create and play all day! Thanks for hopping over!

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  36. Love the idea of using old jeans or old fabrics in our craft projects. Your card is super cute and I love your planner project

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    1. Thanks Deborah. You know me and my planner. We're best buds and I have to dress her up and play! Using jeans is a great way to include some fun and texture...and recycle too!

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  37. Wonderful projects!! I really love the card... the red with the old jeans is perfect!! Love the way you frayed the jeans too! Awesome!

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    1. Thanks Crystal. I wanted that edge to have a little flair so I just did a double stitch and started pulling the jean threads, trimmed the fray a bit and voila. The ribbon covers the cut edge!

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  38. Excellent Projects!! Jeans-who would have thought- such a cute addition to the card, love it! The ribbons give the card an elegance. Love the idea of cutting the To Go lid from Vellum. That Planner!! Awesome!! I'm very INSPIRED!

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    1. Thanks os much Lorie. It's so fun to use my well-loved jeans! Had to add the ribbon to cover the cut edge of the jeans and I thought the black satin looked pretty awesome against the red and blue. :)

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  39. Kerry these cards are so awesome. I especially love how you used the denim swatch to give it a more jean style look.

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    1. Thank you Verna! I love using denim!!! Just add a bit of glue along the raw edges to keep them from fraying and nice and smooth!

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  40. Love, love, love your card & planner page! Soooooo cute! Very creative use of denim!

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    1. Thanks so much! I had a ball creating them both!!!

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  41. Fantastic project! That use of denim is awesome!!!

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  42. love the use of different media and textures!

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  43. fabulous projects. love the texture and colors and use of fabric.

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    1. Thanks so much Cathy! I'm a texture-a-holic! :)

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  44. These are fab Kerry! I love the denim!

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    1. Thanks Katie! I'm pleased with how they turned out!

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  45. Cute pep talk card and planner. I like the use of the jean material.

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    1. Thank you Sue! Coffee can give me a pep-talk every time!

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  46. Kerry, you rocked this!! Oh my gosh, that doodling, the jeans, the planner!! <3<3<3

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    1. Thanks so much Patricia! It's been so fun playing with these sets!!!

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  47. Love the denim, and the glow paint. I just ordered some and have to figure out how to use it. Very nice.

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    1. Thank you Ginnie. I love the yellow paint. It's nice and bright and happy!

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  48. adorable card and planner, the denim adds a great touch!!

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    1. Thanks Paula! It was so fun letting my ideas take flight!

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  49. All of your coffee projects are amazing! I love all the layers and texture!

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  50. Wow Kerry, your mixed media projects are absolutely amazing!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Celeste! Love me some mixed media!

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  51. Swoon! Your creativity is amazing and inspiring. I can't wait to get my FSJ planner. Love your style and will def follow you to what else you have up your sleeve. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, thank you! I'm debating on adding that floral planner toy collection of 9 planners I already have. It is gorgeous!

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  52. Denim, unique touch. Love the planner pages. Wish I could get creative with mine lol

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    1. I like to make unique, one of a kind cards and planner goodies so thanks! Sending you good vibes for your planner adventures!

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  53. Loving the use of denim! Adds huge texture and I’m loving it!

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    1. Thank you Deanna. Getting crafty with my old jeans is so fun!

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    1. Thank you Cindy! Thanks for hopping over to check out my goodies!

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  55. Kerry... I love love love your planner. Your are so creative with those pockets, fabric and papers. Even I love how you color the wooden word-bubble! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you Helen. It's so fun playing with Denim. Love this easy and portable way of planning over the summer! Thanks so much!!!

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  56. What brilliant ideas of using the denim for both the card and planner page!!! Gorgeous with the red polka dot and bows especially!

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    1. Thanks so much Bev. I really enjoyed playing with the denim and of course, the bows are a MUST!

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  57. I LOVE your use of denim. Great idea!

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    1. Thanks so much Sharon. It is so fun to play with denim!!!

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  58. Love the denim element! Coffee and jeans just seem to GO together. Planner page! Adorable!

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    1. Thank you Amanda! I agree...Coffee and Jeans make a great pair! :)

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    1. Thanks Connie! I'm not that well known for my sass. ha ha!

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  60. Absolutely LOVE the card and how it pops! Will definitely be casing this one if you don't mind! The calendar is cute as well. Thanks!

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  61. Using jeans on a card is definitely something I wouldn't have tried! Love it!

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  62. wow, absolutely amazing idea and such a perfect design!
    hugs xx
    tina (non-usa)

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment. I wish I could have awarded you the prize because you listed non-usa, but unfortunately, you didn't leave some comment love on all blogs in the hop. The other participants are important in this hop too and I have to follow the rules. So sorry. To be fair, I will have to redraw a winner from those who commented on all blogs in the hop-whether they are non-usa or not.

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  63. oh my love the denim. super cute

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    1. Thank you! I love using fabric-especially denim!

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  64. Love the card and the planner. Such fun detail with the Denim.

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  65. Kerry, you are one awesome papercrafter! Love the denim.

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    1. Aww how sweet. Thank you so much. I love playing and creating with paper (and fabric).

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