Monday, November 8, 2010

Royal Blog Tour - Fall 2010

Welcome to my castle and welcome to the Royal Blog tour.
I am so pleased that you are visiting at this time.
I choose to showcase the Aviary set for you. This is one of my new favorite sets that came out with the new Idea Book and Catalog and plus I have some candy for you (details on the bottom of the post)
I made few projects to show you.
Since this set is focused on birds, I thought what better would be than a bird house. I made the bird house out of Marina Mist, Whisper White and Pumpkin Pie card stock and used the Scallop Border punch to decorate the roof. The birds are stamped with Soft Suede and Pumpkin Pie Classic ink pads and the bird house is decorated using Marina Mist Classic Ink and the Confetti stamp set. All the edges are sponged.
The house opens from the top so you can put a gift or treats inside.

And of course if we have a gift, we need a card. So I made a matching card to go with the bird house box. I used the Cute Curly Set. I used the Top Note BigZ die for the background layer and added some Subtles Designer buttons on the side.





And my second project for you is a gift card holder, and again a card to go with it. If you give a gift, you need a card. My color combination for this project is Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso. I used the Fabulous Phrases set for the sentiment. As well I used a lot of pearls and the Dotted Ribbon Border punch. For additional interest I added some Early Espresso Satin ribbon to the card.





And now it's the time for blog candy details.
To enter the blog candy please leave me a comment including your email address, so I can contact you if you are the winner, if you don't feel comfortable leaving your email here, please email me (ilina.crouse@gmail.com) with your info.

I will draw two winners for the following sets: Contempo Christmas and Northern Hearts(both clear mount)

And now is time to head on to the princesses blogs to see what they have in store for you. Trust me, you are not going to be disappointed. 


137 comments:

  1. I love your bird house. This is such a cute set and is on my wishlist. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Wonderful Projects Ilina!!! The colors are fantastic and of course your artistry is awesome as always!

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  3. I like your projects, the colors are great together. I am going to case these cards. Thanks so much!
    Katherine
    jnklee724@gmail.com

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  4. Love your projects - I think the gift card holder is my favorite! It's so cute!!
    Verna
    vch118@aol.com

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  5. Always awesome! Adore the card with Pear, Espresso & Pumpkin. You're incredibly talented!

    Charlene
    www.stampinallaround.blogspot.com
    cboyachek @ hotmail.com

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  6. These are so CUTE!!!! I love them. Yes, please enter me for your blog candy, that is so sweet of you. I feel like I get eye candy everytime I visit your blog.

    hollysilva911@hotmail.com
    Holly AKA KopyKat

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  7. I am not a fan of the Avaiary stamp set, but your projects are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

    jradcock1 at yahoo dot com

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  8. These projects are so cute! I love the creativity of the cards and the birdhouse is adorable. I have this set on order and am looking forward to receiving it- your ideas are truly inspirational! Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us:-)

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  9. I always love all your projects. I just don't see how you have the time. Ah to be young again.... lol....


    Jennifer Eby
    jguyeby@verizon.net

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  10. I really like the bird house! How did you do it?? Your color combination's are amazing. Thanks for showcasing the stamp set so nicely.

    Patrice Herrera
    trygod20@verizon.net

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  11. I love the cards, the pumpkin pie one is my fave. love the dash of expresso colour.

    megan mcdonald
    megan76@ihug.co.nz

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  12. Absolutely love the colors. You creations are always beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. I love all your creations but your bird house would have to be my fav. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

    Alisha - aj73@optusnet.com.au

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  14. Gorgeous projects! Love the little bird house! Your color coordination is right on, as usual! So fabulous! TFS!

    Jeanne
    jvn89@aol.com

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  15. Love your color combination! This is one of my favorite sets. Will you be posting instructions for the gift card holder? Thanks for sharing!

    Melissa J. - havefunstamping@yahoo.com

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  16. Wonderful cards and projects with this set.

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  17. Love your work!

    mldadson@gmail.com

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  18. Your projects ALWAYS wow me! I love all of them. You are so talented!

    Teri
    tericout@yahoo.com

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  19. Love all your projects!! Especially that bird house too cute!!!

    catrules97@yahoo.com

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  20. As always, you made amazing and original things. I love all your creations.
    And it is true, a gift needs a card.
    Keith
    kcrueda@hotmail.com

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  21. Your are not helping me resist buying that stamp set. I LOVE everything you did with it. I love seeing colours I don't typically use, makes me want to pull them out and get creative! Thanks for the insperation!

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  22. OMGosh....these projects are beeeuuuutiful! LOVE 'em! Well, since today is my birthday, maybe this will be my lucky entry number that Random.org will absolutely be thrilled to pick! LOL! Thank you so much for the inspiration...love visiting your blog.

    Lori Mueller
    mike_latschs@msn.com

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  23. Love that bird house, how cute! Great projects. TFS :)

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  24. WOW! Your birdhouse creation is adorable! Thank you for sharing! gigglegiggle9 at att.net

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  25. Stunning projects! I love the colors. anitamocha@charter.net

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  26. Love the proyects!!!

    Marcia
    stampinwithmarcia09@yahoo.com

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  27. Beautiful projects Ilina! Love every single one of them.

    email address: lianne at cardscraps dot com

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  28. I adore your birdhouse idea....thanks so much for sharing and for all the inspiration.

    essay eighteen at verizon dot net

    Debbie

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  29. Love your projects and love your blog. Your presentation at Baltimore was awesome, too!

    Phyllis Strickland
    PhylmStrickland @ gmail. com (spaces to void web robots)

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  30. Ilina, Aviary is one of my favorite sets and you have done it very proud, which is exactly what I would expect from you. Everything you do is top notch.

    thanks so much for sharing

    ceashark at aol dot com
    carolyn sharkas

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  31. As usual Ilina, you have outdone yourself. Beautiful projects, I especially love the gift cards, great idea!! Thanks for a chance to win blog cancy.
    Sandi Dailey
    gdailey@concentric.net
    http://anotherchancetostamp.blogspot.com/

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  32. I like the idea of a bird house soooo much ! A really nice work. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  33. what cute projects and the colors are just gorgeous...bright and cheerful...thanks for sharing.
    Karen
    scrappybit@msn.com

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  34. You did a fantastic job on your projects! Good work!

    jschuler2000 at yahoo dot com

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  35. the colors you used are fantasic ... marina mist and pumpkin pie. and also - aviary is one of MY favorite sets also. i esp like the owl when i never gave owl stamps a second look before, now i am fixating on them. but the owl in aviary is particularly cuteness!!

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  36. Great projects Ilina. I love that set. The gift card holder is my favorite.

    Laura
    bemjar@comcast.net

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  37. Love this project. I love this set too. I haven't had a chance to purchase it yet, but I am so inspired by this wonderful creation. Thanks for sharing!

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  38. OH MY GOSH, now i am just going to have to break down and buy this set. I absolutely love ALL your projects, you color selections are awesome. I love your bird house box!!! Thank you for offering blog candy, it's always nice to think about. rozie.kerry@gmail.com

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  39. EXTREMELY EXQUISITE...as always...Thank you for the chance at some yummy yummy. Thank you for being a Queen and sharing your artwork.
    Marisol Gutierrez
    atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

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  40. Your projects are fabulous. I just love your style.

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  41. What a creative way to show that you've definitely gone "to the birds" :)
    I love them - Guess that makes me a bird-brain!
    millanclan@bell.net

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  42. I love that cute little gift car holder. Amazing how gorgeous such a tiny project can be.
    Catie catiestamps@yahoo.com

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  43. You have outdone yourself with this stamp set!! Cute, cute, cute!!

    Cindy Marchant
    lcm1180@gmail.com

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  44. Ilina,
    Your projects are Royally perfect. :) I love your cards and gift card holder. Absolutely darling!

    TFS!
    ~Wendy Hawkinson
    www.gotrubberwillstamp.blogspot.com
    stampiepoo@gmail.com

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  45. I love that stamp set and have resisted purchasing it. Now I've GOTTA have it!!! I admire all of your lovely creations.

    carlson_susan at hotmail dot com

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  46. the colors are so vibrant together - great projects

    christine cmc3tek@netscape.net

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  47. Love your pojects Ilina! Such talent!

    Ginger Toivonen

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  48. Love the projects! I am casing these! w_sebert@hotmail.com
    Whitney

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  49. What a great idea! Love the birdhouse! Thanks for sharing!
    Barb Jenkins
    bjhrn1@gmail.com

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  50. Love your project!

    Cheryl
    c1tiger@aol.com

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  51. I am sure I will not be the only person wondered about the curly design from your gift card holder : )
    Would you be so kind to let us know how you made that later?
    I love the color combo too!
    Thank you!

    Lauren Y.
    sloatyang@yahoo.com

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  52. Super cute cards and such!!!! (as usual per YOU!) :) Thanks for the chance to win some great candy!!!

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  53. You are the queen of stamping!! your work is such a treasure for the eyes!!

    Thank you!!!

    tionyalynn@yahoo.com

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  54. What a wonderful blog! Thanks for sharing... Kathy Mayfield
    sassybugscraps@yahoo.com

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  55. Your projects are so awesome, I absolutely love visiting your blog and I visit almost daily. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent and for giving me new ideas to create using this set. Love your work.
    Janine

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  56. Wow!!! I love your projects! The colors really pop, and the stamp set is adorable :) Thanks so much for sharing!

    Jessica Davis Oboe1012@hotmail.com

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  57. This set is now on my wish list! Great cards! ljseki at hotmail dot com

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  58. love your projects. great job Dianne Bell peggydiannebell@yahoo.com

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  59. Every thing you come up with is SUPER, and this set is no exception!
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    stampindjoathotmaildotcom

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  60. I love your projects I always have but htis time you blew me away with the colors so eye catching. Hugs and happy stamping Lori Watson email postal_mom_2000@yahoo.com

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  61. Wonderful, wonderful projects! This is such an adorable stamp set! I love your colour combinations, too. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy! Doris (I'm emailing my email address to you...)

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  62. Super projects. I love them all and can't wait to try and recrate them. Thanks for sharing and for a chance at some wonderful blog candy.
    Jenny
    jmniffer at comcast dot net

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  63. These are so awesome! I love, love, love, the colour combo's you used! Plus, your charming layouts are just perfect! Thanks for these creations! sschmidt25@ymail.com

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  64. I love this Tourm so many beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with me.

    Cathleen

    cmcsor9101@aol.com

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  65. I love all your cards! The colors are fantastic and I'm so loving owls and birds right now!
    Megan
    meganm1979@yahoo.com

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  66. Your projects are wonderful especially the bird house and the gift card holder. Thanks for sharing your creative talent and also for a chance to win some candy.

    Babe O'Mara
    youiesmom@att.net

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  67. Fabulous projects as always Ilina! You're so very talented and creative, a very deserving Queen!
    Hugs,
    Sharon Field - RBT HQ Crumb Cake Castle

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  68. Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.
    Clara - csanchez@alum.mit.edu

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  69. Awesome projects, I always love to visit your blog.
    Congrats on being a Queen as well!
    Kris Sobolik
    ksobolik@hotmail.com
    www.maddiebugdesigns.blogspot.com

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  70. The bird house is so cute! I love your color combos as well. Thanks for sharing
    allison warrell
    allieqdub@gmail.com

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  71. I like the birdhouse the best. everything coordinates so well together.
    Gale
    galesmith at earthlink dot net

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  72. Great project. I really like the gift card holder. Thanks for sharing.

    Roberta Fieth-Bond
    lovecrafts2007@gmail.com

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  73. Love your Aviary projects! A set on my wishlist. Thanks for sharing the gift card holder but the birdhouse is adorable!
    Rachel
    surachelb at gmail dot com

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  74. Melody Bakolias, 6 Appleberry Lane, Upper Tantallon, NS Canada, B3Z 1L3November 6, 2010 at 5:24 PM

    The colors are just beautiful together. Love your bird house and the gift card holder is so useful this time of the year. You are so very talented! Thanks for sharing!

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  75. Wow Ilina you have outdone yourself. You are truly an inspiration to all us mere mortals out here. I love all your work and I really love the Birdhouse and the gift card holder
    Cheers
    Gwen

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  76. Love your projects !
    vkillmore@gmail.com

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  77. Your projects are adorable! That little bird house is so cute.
    Deb B
    stampindebs at aol dot com

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  78. Great stuff! Very adorable projects. Love it!

    Kathy
    kjcummings63@gmail.com

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  79. Fantastic projects! thanks for all the great ideas!

    Kathy Thisted
    kthisted@comcast.net

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  80. I love your cards ~ I think yours is my favorite blog I have visited on the tour!

    Erin

    ekick01 at gmail dot com

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  81. Wow Ilina, these projects are just amazing. I love the way you use colour, these are so bright and cheerful and look wonderful. Such clever ideas with the box and gift card holder too. Beautiful work.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Lee-Anne
    xox

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  82. Loved the birdhouse, but I LOVED the color combo on the card with gift card holder - Very nice! TFS!

    Cynthia Ferenz
    Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers
    stampindragon@verizon.net

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  83. This tour is so much fun. I think the bird house is adorable. The Aviary stamp set is one of my favorites.
    sharon l
    sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

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  84. So glad you joined the tour this year. Great projects!
    reneydavis@aol.com

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  85. These projects are terrific. That bird house is so adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  86. Loved your projects, as always. Thanks for the inspiration!

    lapalika@aol.com

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  87. Your color combos and projects are fabulous. What a great stop on this tour. How fun! Thanks for offering such wonderful blog candy. Any clear-mount set is a welcome asset. : )
    bdlakebum at yahoo dot com

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  88. These are so adorable!! I love the birdhouse and those colours are so autumny lol. Fantastic work =) canucks . revelation at gmail dot com

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  89. ADORABLE projects! I LOVE the bird house! Thanks for being an Honorary Queen.

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  90. WOW. STUNNING. AMAZING.
    I love your birdhouse... it's so cute!

    Thank you so much for sharing & the chance to win!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  91. Just as cute as ever! Love them all. Melissa Rodgers mega@megastampinstudio.com

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  92. Your creations are always so beautiful and refined. Thank you for sharing them with us. I can always count on your for inspiration. I love the gift card holder!

    Sharon

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  93. Great projects as always!! Hard to choose a favorite, but I'll pick the gift card holder (all of those pearls!) TFS
    cmc_marsha@bellsouth.net

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  94. Nice projects, I loved all of them.

    Susan
    lavenderangel@centurytel.net

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  95. I love projects with punches. Love to create. Your projects are awesome and I will be making these for my garden friends...thanks

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  96. Love your birdhouse!!! The giftcard holder is so pretty. Thanks for the blog candy chance.

    lisawhs808 at aol dot com

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  97. That birdhouse is too cool! Love your projects!
    Jill
    Jilliree@aol.com

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  98. I love both of your projects. The gift card holder to match a card is really clever. I am so glad I subscribed to your blog. Hugs, Peggy Stampnmore@aol.com

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  99. These are such cute projects as all of your projects are. Thanks for sharing.

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  100. I love your projects. I have been having so much fun checking out the RBT. Thank you for sharing your time, talent and candy!
    Sincerely,
    Mary Bridges
    magrosso60@yahoo.com

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  101. I love your projects. The colors are so bright and vibrant.
    Thank you for offering great blog candy.
    Theresa in Kitimat
    tfredric@citywest.ca

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  102. Hi Queen Ilina,
    Thanks for being part of the tour. Your projects are great as always.
    Maybe one day we can meet since you aren't too far from me. Thanks for sharing.
    Monika Davis

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  103. Beautiful projects and color choices! I especially like the card using the top not die. TFS!
    lillegs10@yahoo.com

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  104. What great projects! The card holder is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win. Pam
    highhopefarm1@aol.com

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  105. Now we all know why you're the Queen - great projects.. Love the bird house.
    TFS,
    Barb Slaughter (FL)
    stamper0910@yahoo.com

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  106. Great projects, I love that set! Thank you for sharing!
    Ilene (iebyrne at yahoo dot com)

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  107. Your projects are all so cute and unique! Love looking at your work. That birdhouse is so cute! Love them all. howe1472 at bellsouth dot net

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  108. Ilina you have beautiful projects. I love them all. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Brenda Hugar
    brendah1974 at gmail dot com

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  109. Aviary is on my wish list! Cute samples.

    Martha Haddock
    stampinmartha at hotmail.com

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  110. Your projects are adorable especially the bird house! It is so precious! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win the awesome blog candy.
    Inky hugs,
    Janet
    janet@swofford.com

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  111. All of your projects are simply darling. You bring a certain freshness and creativity to all you do. Thanks for sharing.

    lynne g
    lynnegibbssews@msn.com

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  112. Love your projects! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

    Kristi K
    kreationsbykristi@comcast.net

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  113. Ilina,

    Your creations are brilliant, as always! I love every detail - they just make me happy.

    Thank you,
    Sue
    sueastheimer@yahoo.com

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  114. Your projects are always so cute and inventive. Thank you for sharing.

    Kelli
    kelsie8331@comcast.net

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  115. Always love your projects. The bird house is terrific!

    Peggy
    ppowers13@cox.net

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  116. You make the nicest things. I love your style. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  117. Really cute and creative projects. tfs
    kathy.winter@hotmail.com

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  118. Had a swap meet last week and I happen to mention that I visit your site all the time. I was not alone! Thanks for the inspiration! Now on my way to order this stamp set!

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  119. Your birdhouse set is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  120. Llina~

    Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful creations with me on my very 1st Blog Tour ever. I LOVED them!!!

    Huggles from New York~~
    Christi
    Christi8680@yahoo.com

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  121. I love this stamp set! The gift card is my favourite but they are all sooo cute!
    xTennille
    tennillekoelma@y7mail.com

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  122. Ilina, as always your creations are amazing. I love the colors and the form as you create. Hugs and blessings, Martha Lucia Gomez
    malugomez0@gmail.com
    http://stampartpapel.blogspot.com

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  123. Thank you for sharing some incredible ideas with this stamp set. Love them all. Gayla O'Dell, gayla.odell@yahoo.com
    www.MeGaStampinStudio.com

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  124. Love your blog and your ideas!
    Thanks for sharing how you made them. Thanks also for the chance to win blog candy! I love both stamp sets & would love to own them!
    Sue Stevens
    sls1219@aol.com

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  125. Great projects! The gift card is adorable. Thanks for sharing!
    Debbie Peterson
    debbielyn23@comcast.net

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  126. Love your projects! I especially like the bird house and the gift card holder. I'm a fan, and look forward to seeing what you post daily! Great to share the RBT with you!

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  127. I'm so glad I re-discovred you. I saw your blog awhile back but somehow lost it.

    Loving your projects and keep them coming.

    Amy C
    doramiyi at gmail dot com

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  128. Ilina,

    You make cages and feathers look good! LOL! (sorry couldn't resist). Lovely ideas and the tall bird house and Gift Card holder are definitely my favs. Any chance of a template for the card holder and birdhouse?

    Thanks again for sharing your royal talents.

    Jean Fitch
    jlfstudio at live.com

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  129. Well as usual your projects deserve a bow! They are all awesome! Great to see you here--on the tour. See you on the BC too, Nola

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  130. Ilina, your projects are amazing as always. I'm constantly impressed at all of your projects. Thanks for sharing these ideas and for offering the fab blog candy. I know I'll be back for more inspiration in the future!

    Jennifer
    jennifer@nwstamper.com

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  131. Ilina, I was looking forward to seeing what you'd come up with for the RBT, and of course I wasn't disappointed! I think you have more talent in your little pinkie finger than I have in my whole body, LOL!
    I absolutely love your projects -- so adorable!
    Smiles,
    Joyce Spear
    stamperjoyce at gmail dot com

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  132. Such wonderful projects! I think this bird set is so whimsical and just makes me smile! Thanks for the great ideas.

    Sue
    ssmcneill@hotmail.com

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  133. Love the colorful birdhouse.Thanks for candy and sharing your great projects. Diana

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  134. Great projects, as always. :)
    jchill34@yahoo.com

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  135. I'm late in visiting the castles, but in catching up, I must say that your color combination was beautiful and your projects were stunning! I {heart} this set and will "borrow" some of your cute ideas. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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