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Pals Spring Hop & BLOG CANDY!

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Thank you for joining us for the March Pals Blog Hop! Today the Stampin’
Pretty Pals are excited to share new ideas and projects to get you ready for
spring.  Don’t miss the details of my blog candy giveaway below!

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You should have just left stop No. 1 on the Pals Hop – Dawn Tidd’s Blog (Tiddbits From Dawn).  If so, you are in the right spot.
If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along
from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing spring creations.

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I truly enjoyed creating my Easter goodies for the hop.  I chose Ears to You from the Stampin’ Up! Single Stamp Assortment #3 to create both the card and place cards.

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Each name was stamped with alphabet images from the Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set (132956).  They are a snap to place!  Get the scoop on NEW Stampin’ Up! Photopolymer (transparent) stamps.

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The patterned bunnies are adorable as a trio or snipped and popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The place cards measure 3 1/4″ wide x 1 3/4″ high.  I plan to use them at each place setting for my family’s Easter dinner–a crafty holiday touch!  I used a 3 x 1″ piece from the Stampin’ Up! Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack to wrap each of the Hershey’s nuggets.

STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES:

Card:

Stamp Set:  Ears to You (Clear-Mount 132659)
Paper:  Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack (129312), Early Espresso (119686), Primrose Petals (126841), Sahara Sand (121043), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Early Espresso (126974)
Cool Tools:  Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Finishing Touches Edgelits (127010), Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381) Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch:  Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Very Vanilla 1/4″ Seam Binding Ribbon (120999), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Place Cards (3 1/4″ x 1 3/4″):

Stamp Sets:  Ears to You (Clear-Mount 132659), Designer Typeset (Photopolymer, 132956)
Paper:  Very Vanilla (101650)
Cool Tools:  Simple Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Paper Snips (103579)
The Perfect Touch:  Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Nuggets

Paper:  Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack (129312), Raspberry Ripple (126842), Primrose Petals (126841)
Cool Tools:  Owl Builder Punch (Heart, 118074), Little Labels Punch Pack (126881)
The Perfect Touch:  Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)

The next stop is Nicole Picadura’s Scraps and Stamps Blog, stop No. 3 on
the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting ? and I hope to see you next month!

BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY!!!!2013marhop_blogcandyegg

FIND THE EGG!  If you spot the egg image above along the hop (including my blog), it
means there’s a blog candy giveaway.  I’m offering a lucky participant the Simply Threads Simply Sent Kit and coordinating Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set, both from the Stampin’ Up! Spring Catalog.  I’m also including the tags I created for my Spring Sampler Tag Quartet (see original post).

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To participate, please leave me a comment below by 6 PM
CST on Thursday, March 14. One winner will be chosen at random from
the comments received. The blog candy winner will be announced on
Friday and the recipient will need to email me their mailing address
within 24 hours. Blog candy can only be shipped to a US address —
thanks for understanding.


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  1. Dawn Tidd at tiddbitsfromdawn
  2. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  3. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  4. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works 
  5. Debbie Mageed at Scrappin’ & Stampin’
  6. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  7. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  8. Ann Schach at The Stampin’ Schach
  9. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  10. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  11. Kerry Willard Bray at stampgoodness
  12. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  13. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  14. Jennifer Takacs at Stamped in Full 
  15. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  16. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  17. Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons 
  18. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
  19. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  20. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin’ Affair
  21. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Ginger Toivonen at gingerstamps.com
  23. Amy Williams at Stampin’ on the Range
  24. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards
  25. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy
  26. Penny Nichols at Sierra Stampin!
  27. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  28. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  29. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!

A special thank you goes to Pal and MDS guru Nicole Watt for the creation of our blog hop badge and buttons.

384 thoughts on “Pals Spring Hop & BLOG CANDY!”

  1. What an adorable place setting! Personalizing each one with the name using the new Photopolymer set is just too cool! Love the bunnies, SO fun. Thanks for always creating inspiring paper crafts!

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  2. I used to do counted cross stitch when we were first married. But my eyes got too bad to continue and the kids were adopted so I didn’t have time. Sigh. Connie

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  3. I loved the way you used the polymer stamps. I just ordered some myself and can’t wait to try them. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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  4. The bunnies are adorable and I love the little Hershey nuggets. I grew up in Hershey, so I always have a sweet spot for their candy, even more so when it is so beautifully decorated.

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  5. Awesome – would love the blog candy giveaway. And thanks for being so generous with your ideas. Love your blog.

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  6. Love the bunnies. My sister loves bunnies cannot wait to make her cards with your inspiration. Too cute!

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  7. Dear Mary, You continue to be a creative inspiration to me. I check your blog daily and I’m never disappointed. Love your blog candy…hope I’m the lucky winner!

    Charlene
    NC Stamper

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  8. I love the way you get those bunnies to look like they are almost moving on your place cards. Would also love to win your blog candy. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Really love the ears to you set with the different patterned bunnies. Love the way you added the itty bitty punch for a pop of color.

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  10. I always appreciate the inspirational ideas on the blog hops, but this candy just makes it “sweeter”. 😀

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  11. Mary, what a great idea for place cards!! I love how simple yet they really catch your attention. So fresh and fun!!

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  12. Oh, Mary – I never thought to make these little darling bunnies in black and pair them with red and white…lovely idea! And the place cards to match! TFS!

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  13. I love the simplicity, elegance and how quickly you create your samples….it makes me want to get home and make a little something every day!

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  14. Dear Mary, Many thanks for continuing to inspire me with your wonderful cards and projects. I love their simplicity, colors and that you always use SU products.

    Charlene
    NC Stamper

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  15. Hi Mary! I just love your place cards for Easter! What a clever idea and yet so simple!! Doesn’t get any better than that.

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  16. woohoo love your little bunnys Ms Marry , there names came out so neat !!
    I was going to wait to see what’s next , but like always you make me want it !!! lol !!
    have a nice day !!!
    hugs f.

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  17. Love the bunny stamp! I forgot to order it on my last order…will have to place another before it’s gone!

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  18. Your bunnies are darling! Love the red, black & white color combo-one of my favorites. I enjoy your creativity & look forward to seeing what you come up with next 🙂

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  19. Love everything you do. The bunnies you cut out are awesome. Hope I can cut that well. Thanks for all the inspirational ideas.

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  20. Adorable! I love this bunny stamp. I also enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations!

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  21. Your projects are always great! This one is no exception! I am looking forward to getting my hands on my bunny stamp. Thank you for posting the dimensions of the wrapper for the nuggets! I needed to know that!

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  22. What cute bunnies grandchildren would enjoy! Mary, you have such good tastes in card making. Thank you for your blog.

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  23. Using Early Expresso for the bunnies makes an elegant statement. A wonderful change from the usual pastels used for Easter. Thank you for another great set of ideas.

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  24. Hi Mary -Love your blog candy, but not nearly as much as I love your bunny card and especially the bunny name placards; they are so cute it makes me want to make some for my own Easter table. A very clean and fashionable style.

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  25. Oh goodness…now I need that bunny stamp! Thanks for sharing your creative ideas daily and for the chance to win.

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  26. I love how dependable you are with providing inspiration and information…I just don’t know how you fit everything you do into a 24-hour day!

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  27. These are adorable! I loved the card but the little place cards are just soooo cute! How about a one minute tutorial on how you folded those placecards – I can’t tell from the photo. Just when I thought I didn’t really care for the stamp I decided the little bunnies and their cute tails are really fun individually! They would make fun little mini cards too. Thanks for the inspiration! Thanks for offering great blog candy too.

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  28. Very clever ideas with the place tags, candy covers and of course the adorable card. I am such a happy subscriber to your blog–don’t won’t to miss a thing.

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  29. Well I must say I am amazed at your creativity and haven’t been disappointed yet. You bring a smile to every start of my day. Thank YOU for all you do. ;D

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  30. I love all these bunny projects, but the place cards are my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy!!

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  31. The patterned bunnies are great but I think it’s the designer typeset stamp set that I am adding to my list. Thanks for more great ideas.

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  32. Love the bunnies – especially in patterned paper! Wouldn’t have thought of that! The cards are crisp and cute!

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  33. Love the crooked little floppy ears! Adore your blog and ALL of your creations! Keep inspiring us to be the best we can be!! Thanks Mary!

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  34. Love your Blog Hops! I enjoy seeing all the different ideas and takes on the various stamps. Such wonderful talent! Thanks for sharing with all of us!

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  35. Hi Mary:

    Loved your card. I would never have thought to do rabbits in black and white but they look gorgeous!

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  36. Thanks for sharing such fun ideas with using the “Ears to You” stamp set. Thanks for a chance to win some yummy blog candy too.

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  37. I love those place cards. Perfect for Easter Dinner. And the card is so sweet.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

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  38. “Ears to you Mary”! You always seem to have such great ideas. I love the bunnies on your card but especially like the place card ideas as well! Thank for you creative inspiration!

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  39. Hi! Love those bunnies in Ears to You~!
    Thanks for the blog candy–and thank goodness Spring is here.
    🙂

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  40. This is so cute Mary! My stamp is in the mail!! Can’t wait to get it – your card will be my first case!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  41. Love your precious bunnies and your fabulous out-of-the-box Easter color combo! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win this great candy 🙂
    Inky hugs,
    Janet

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  42. So cute. I really like how you used the individual bunnies for the place cards and especially their pearly tails.

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  43. Love the bunnies and love your cards! Thanks so much for the chance to win some great Stampin’ Up products! Can’t wait to hop to the next blog!

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  44. I just love the bunnies!!! You have used them in such creative ways!!!! I always enjoy looking at your blog because it shows so many different things that I never thought of before!!!! Plus, the bonus of when you show a new card….you give all the measurements! That is an added plus in my book!! I’ve tried several new folds and layouts because of the detail you have put into your blog. Keep it up!!!!

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  45. I’ve found 5 eggs so far. Debbie C,Nicole P,Ann S, Katy McG, and Nicole W. We’ll have a whole basket full by the time I finish?

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  46. Too cute! What a wonderful idea for the Easter table. Thanks for all your great ideas. Your the first site I go to each morning. Thanks a bunch! Janet

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  47. more inspiration for my bunny stamp that just arrived! can’t wait to start playing with them. loved your color choices. thanks for the chance to win blog candy!!

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  48. Mary, love this bunny card. I’ll have to order the bunnies and other stamps I see on the same promotion now. I enjoy making place cards for Easter and these will be perfect. Thanks for your ideas and chance to win blog candy

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  49. I love the little wrapped candies! So cute and super easy 🙂 I am running way behind on Easter stuff so this gave me some great ideas 🙂

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  50. Hi Mary…..as a fairly new demonstrator, I look to your blog for ideas every day!!! You are such an inspiration. I know there will be hundreds of people at convention in July but meeting you is on my bucket list. So if you feel like someone is stalking you, you will be correct. Love your Ears to You and can’t wait to use your inspiration to make my own. Thanks for all you do and for the candy. It’s the only candy I can have now!!!!

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  51. I need to get all these stamps now after seeing how cute this is!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! You are so talented….

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  52. Now I wished I had ordered that stamp set. I love those bunnies! Hmmmm, maybe another order will be coming up!!!

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  53. I love your clean, simple designs. Thank you for the daily inspiration and the chance to win Blog Candy 🙂

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  54. Love the color combo you chose for your card. Thanks for offering a prize. Now I’m off to hop along to the other blogs.

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  55. I love the black and red. The black on the bunnies make them more grown up feeling. Good call on the colors. Not typical.

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  56. Your use of non-traditional colors for the Easter card is interesting. I like the red and black. As usual, Mary, you inspire me. Thanks!

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  57. Your use of non-traditional Easter colors is interesting! I really like the red and black; an interesting choice! As usual, you inspire me. Thanks

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  58. what added fun to the Easter dinner table! Your blog/email is one of the firsts
    I check each day – thanks for sharing your creative ideas.

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  59. You never fail to inspire me! I love every detail of your cards and name cards. I don’t have ears to you yet, but I think i need to make that purchase! Thank you Mary

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  60. Mary I really love your blog. It is the first thing I do in the morning – sign in and see what you have created. Thanks for all the inspiration!!

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  61. So like the bunnies, fun to see how you put them to use. Thanks for sharing and love to check out your blog, always full of inspiration.
    Happy Easter,
    Seletta

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  62. love, love, love the idea of the bunnies on place cards- too cute! Thanks for sharing all of your innovative ideas- very inspiring!

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  63. I especially like your little place cards, Mary. I make those for every holiday and can’t wait to use the photopolymer stamps to make mine, too.

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  64. Love the place cards – such a great idea for Easter dinner! Thank you for a chance to win some blog candy!

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  65. Love your Easter card.

    I have been ‘on the fence’ about trying the new clear stamp set, but now after seeing your adorable placecards, I think it will be in my next order!

    Thanks for the fun hop and blog candy chance.

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  66. Your blog is a great gift but adding blog candy just sends it over the top! Thanks, Mary, for this opportunity to win!

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  67. Just continue loving your crisp design sense! Look forward to your blog everyday! Thanks for sharing your passion with us!

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  68. Mary, I am one of your biggest fans. LOVE your creative style and check your blog daily for inspiration. Thanks for organizing such a FUN hop … I adore Easter and all things spring!

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  69. I love the bunny placecards! So cute! I think it is cool how I can totally glance over a stamp or stamp set and not want it until I see something you have made! Thank you for all the wonderful ideas! You are truly inspiring!

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  70. Thank you, Mary, for sharing another great inspiration … and for the Blog Candy give-a-way.

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  71. Mary, as always your cards and projects are adorable! And your generosity just as nice! Thanks for the continued inspiration and the chance to win something really sweet!

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  72. You always do the sweetest cards. These bunnies are adorable! Thank you for always be such an inspiration.

    Please include me in the drawing. You’re so kind to offer up these goodies.

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  73. I look at your blog everyday and fall in love with each card you make. Everyday I say “Oh, now that one is my favorite”, but today, I really mean it! LOL Those bunnies are just adorable! This is the sweetest card I’ve seen in a while. Kudos to you Mary for your simple, elegant and adorable design!

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  74. LOVE the bunny card! I can always count on you for great inspiration, Mary! Thanks for all you share every day, and thanks for the chance at Blog candy!

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  75. I love the card and name cards. I like when a stamp set can be used for more then one occasion. Keep the card ideas coming.

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  76. What an adorable idea for Easter. I love your ideas and inspirations. Happy Easter to you and your family.

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  77. The bunnies are wonderful. I am always inspired after visiting your site and the blog hops. Thank you and the others for sharing your inspiration and talent.

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  78. Love the little pearl cotton tails that you made for your oh so chic bunnies! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  79. I LOVE the tags! My Designer Typeset comes tomorrow!! Woohoo, I’m so excited to give it whirl. Thank you for sharing all your samples, you make such wonderful cards! And, I love those tags!!! just adorable!

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  80. Love your little bunnies. You are my “go to” demonstrator when I’m looking for card to CASE. Thanks for sharing.

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  81. Love the little place cards. I really want that new clear stamp. Thanks for the opportunity to win come candy!

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  82. Your cards are still the best. I love the little bunnies. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the candy blog.

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  83. You just sold me on buying that bunny stamp set. Everything you made is adorable. I love making those nugget wraps for any occassion.

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  84. Mary, I just love your card. How do you do it? Now, I really want the Ears to You stamp! Thanks for all the sharing you do.

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  85. I believe I’ll have to order Ears to You now! I love the way you created their little cotton tails using a punched flower and pearl. So sweet!

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  86. I LOVE how you always come up with great ideas Mary. The bunnies look so cute on the place cards and the card as well. I visit a lot of blogs daily, but yours is always the first! Happy Easter and Spring!

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  87. Your bunnies look store bought. Love them on the place card with their cute tail. I will have to give them a try.

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  88. Love the bunnies! I love how you cut out bunny for the place cards and the pearls are a great touch. I wasn’t sure if I wanted this stamp set, but now I see how cute it is, I will have to order!! Thanks for all your adorable cards and ideas; I look forward to reading your blog each morning. I often refer back to it when I’m needing inspiration. Thank you, Mary.

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  89. What a fabulous idea!!! Love the bunnies……….. and a great idea.
    These place cards are wonderful and would definitely add to the Easter
    table decor.

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  90. I just bought Hailey this stamp set and I can only image her making these Easter placecards for her family this year. Thanks for the fun idea……Love your project girlfriend!

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  91. Hi Mary! So cute…you are so inspiring to the rest of us. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy, it’s appreciated!! Karen D.

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  92. Love the black bunnies with the red…something other than the traditional pinks, purples and yellows….love it.

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  93. Love the bunnies! Thank you for all the inspiration you provide – love your style! Thank you for the chance to win some wonderful blog candy!

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  94. Mary, this card is adorable. By the way, I loved the card yesterday, then I love everyone you do. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.

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  95. Once again I am inspired by your creativity, Mary! I love the sophisticated card, the placecards with the fussycut bunnies, and the special touch of the tails and decorated nuggets. Thanks!

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  96. I love how you decorated the Hershey Nuggets, and your bunny placecards are adorable with the little pearls on their tails! Thanks for a chance to win your great blog candy.

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  97. Love your bunny card Mary. Not the usual colors and style I’ve come to associate with bunny cards. Possibly one of the reasons I love this one so much. Very cute stamp. Cute place cards you created with it too. Enjoying the hop. Hm..bunnies…hop…great combo!

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  98. I love the place card and I hope I have time to make them before Easter. Thanks again Mary for the idea.

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  99. Thanks so much for the chance to win this blog candy. Love the bunnies and love your blog i check it out every day and get great ideas.

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  100. Darling!!! The bitty flower and pearl as the bunny tail is adorable. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration and for sharing. I’m hopping along now…

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  101. Loved your card. I never would have thought to stamp the bunnies in black my mind would have thought only pastels for Easter. I enjoy your site everyday. I get some great ideas from you

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  102. Love these adorable bunnies with your clean and simple style. I would love to win the blog candy- thank you for the opportunity!

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