Saturday, January 10, 2015

Pretty Pink Posh birthday hop!

Hi there!

I'm joining in the Pretty Pink Posh birthday celebrations today:


It's a 3 day hop, and today is day 3. If you've missed anything so far, click over to the Pretty Pink Posh blog. There have been a few projects that have made me go "wow!" already. Did you see *this* one, by Laura Bassen? Amazing.

I decided to get ahead of the game and make a birthday card for my little niece, Mia.  She's turning 2 next month:

Pretty Pink Posh birthday hop


Can you spot all of the PPP stuff I used on this card?  I had to combine them with some new MFT goodies too.  I first die-cut a tag out of masking paper and laid it down on my card-front. I used a checkerboard stencil to create the bubble-gum pink and blue background. When I pulled away the masking paper, I was left with plenty of white space to place my focal images.

The Birdie Brown image is so cute, isn't it? Torico is such an amazing illustrator!

Pretty Pink Posh birthday hop

I die-cut the tiny stitched rectangles, and used them to back the letters spelling out Mia's name.

The glitter on the cucpake icing and the sequins add some birthday-girl-appropriate sparkle.  I used a mix of different sequin sizes: the tiny clear ones, and the sweetheart mix.

I hope you like it!

You can't have a birthday celebration without presents! There are prizes to be won, so comment along each stop of the blog hop. As a bonus, Paulina is offering a special discount code on her blog.


Here is today's full hop list:

PPP blog ♥ Elena (you're here!) ♥ Gayatri Nicole Laura Debby Kay Joni

208 comments:

  1. This is so sweet!!! LOVE the delicate colors and those stitched rectangles ROCK! TFS!

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  2. Darling card! What a treasure for your niece!

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  3. Cute card. I love your masking tag technique. I like the name squares, too.

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  4. Adorable girly girl card...your niece will love it!!

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  5. Love this! She is absolutely adorable!

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  6. Fabulous everything on this,I'm trying to figure out what I love best on this card but it's just impossible.Wonderful😊

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  7. Adorable card! What a happy sparkling birthday card. I love all the little details and the stamped image is adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Adorable card! Love the soft colors and the little girl holding the cupcake.

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  9. Such a cute card, thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. What an adorable card! Just lovely!!! Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration, just love it! ♥

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  11. Oh my word - TOTALLY cute! Love the soft airy colors! Just so sweet!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  12. OMG OMG OMG!! How SWEET!! I LOVE this Image so YUMMY with that Cupcake and I like how you added her name!! (could also be that the Cupcake is M(issing) I(n) A(ction)!! hahahahaha!! With cupcakes around that is what happens to them at our house!! ;) Anyway, I LOVE this and your Niece will too!! ;) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

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  13. Cute card! I can't believe you colored each box on the stencil, that would take some time. I am sure at some point right at the end I would grab the wrong color and I would have to start all over...

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  14. Lovely birthday card! The colors are fantastic and so sweet for a little girl's b-day card.

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  15. That is such a sweet little card, I know Mia will love it. That little girl is adorable and your coloring is fantastic!

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  16. Who doesn't love a sweet card and cupcake?

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  17. What a sweet card. Lovely background and you're coloring is wonderful. Happy Birthday PPP.

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  18. So pretty; you're niece will love it!

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  19. love love love the colours on this card!!!

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  20. Adorable card! She is going to love it :)

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  21. the card is so pretty. Love the pastel colors in the background.
    Putting the little girl on the tag was a good idea.
    thanks for sharing a darling card.

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  22. Your darling card will be much loved by your niece; a gorgeous keepsake to celebrate her turning 2. Absolutely adorable.
    ~c

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  23. Such a sweet card! I'm sure she will just love it! :0)

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  24. This is adorable Elena! Just so sweet and i like the colors. So happy you could join us today!

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  25. GREAT RESULT WITH THE MASKING!!!

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  26. So cute! Are you going to include a cupcake along with that card?? Cuz the one on your card looks DELICIOUS!

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  27. Beautiful card, and I love the colours! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Darling card! Love how you personalized it for her and the colors! Very sweet!

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  29. Sweet card -- love the use of the dies.

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  30. Just adorable....love the stitched border dies...!

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  31. Oh so sweet! Thank you for sharing your talent! ♥

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  32. Such a delightfully sweet card, simply adorable!!!

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  33. Aww...love your card, so sweet! Love the colors you chose!

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  34. I just love your card... beautiful colors. Love the PPP products!

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  35. This is such a sweet card! I love the way you used the PPP products!

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  36. So sweet. Love the stitched rectangles to bring some focus to your letters!

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  37. Absolutely adorable!! Love how you used the die to mask the focal area, so creative!

    Have a wonderful weekend! ♥

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  38. What a great way to highlight the letters with the stitched squares.

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  39. Great card!! Love all the wonderful details! :)

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  40. I love the colors you chose for this card. And the image is so so cute. You did a great job of coloring. TFS

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  41. So pretty - love the little girl and the cupcake.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  42. This is so fun and cute!! Love the colors, stamps, dies, and sequins!! :)

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  43. This card is so sweet. Beautiful how you masked and stencilled the background.

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  44. Such a sweet card with great coloring!

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  45. This is DARLING!!! Love your blog and PPP:)

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  46. What a darling card - love the color combo! Lucky little Mia!

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  47. Such a cute card! Great colors!

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  48. Love the colors in your card, perfect for a little girls birthday.

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  49. WONDERFULLY DONE! I NOTICED the PPP items RIGHT AWAY! :) THIS IS SOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!! ;)

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  50. Very sweet - love the stenciled background and the letters on the stitched PPP dies.

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  51. This card is sooooo cute! I love the coloring and the entire design.

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  52. Your card is so cute, any little girl would adore a card like this. I always asked for cards that sparkled.

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  53. Your card is so lovely!!! I LOVE the way you used the stitched rectangles! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  54. Such a sweet card! I love the background you created! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  55. Such an adorable birthday card for your little niece! I love the checkered background and the way you used the tag die to make a mask!

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  56. This is adorable, love the checkerboard background.

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  57. This is so sweet!! Love how you colored her in and the fun stenciled background is adorable!!

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  58. Oh this is so cute!!! Absolutely love it!

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  59. What a cute card for a cute little girl. Love the color combo!

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  60. What a sweet little girl! Love the cupcake and the card!

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  61. This is an adorable card--I am sure your niece will love it!

    Chris L.

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  62. What a sweet card!!! Love the sequins and colors and that pretty background! Perfect birthday card for a little girl

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  63. Such a sweet card for your niece...love the design.

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  64. What a cute, darling card for a 2 year old. Your niece is sure to like it.

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  65. Love your sweet birthday card for your niece. The sequins just give the right amount of bling to it. :)

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  66. Elena, I love how you stacked the blocks it's so cute! I'm sure your niece will love it ;-)

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  67. What an adorable card!! Perfect for a precious little one's b'day.

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  68. Happy 1st Anniversary PPP!

    Such a super adorable card! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ~God bless~

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  69. Such a super cute card and yes Torico is an amazing illustrator.

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  70. Oh my goodness is this cute!! Love it!! :)

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  71. The girl with the cupcake is so so cute. Love what you did.

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  72. The coloring is totally awesome. Very beautiful. This card is so striking. Thank you for sharing and I just like it, I love it.

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  73. Such a cute card! Love your gift of colouring! Really loved how you used PPP dies!

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  74. This is very sweet and cute and perfectly created for a little girl. Love the stenciled squares and the stencil die cuts!

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  75. It very sweet and pretty little girl card. The checkerboard background is wonderful and such a clever use of die cuts to highlight letters!

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  76. Mia is sure to love this sweet card!!! Adorable!

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  77. I really like how you highlighted her name using the rectangles. :)

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  78. The BB image is so cute. And I love the stitched squares.

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  79. Great combinations of products make a great card!! Love it!!

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  80. How cute and I like how you spelled out her name.

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  81. You made such an adorable card, all the elements of color, design and the use of the PPP dies and sequins makes a total pkg of "awesomeness"

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  82. What a wonderful, personalized birthday card. Who doesn't love a little glitter and sequins? Hope Mia has a wonderful second birthday!

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  83. I love everything about this card!!!!

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  84. Love your card. So soft and pretty colour palette

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  85. So cute! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  86. Soft and beautiful colors! Such a sweet card!

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  87. Oh my, this couldn't be sweeter! The pastel colors are dreamy!

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  88. Aww, what a sweet card, Elena! Love this cute image and those girly colors!

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  89. Aaawwww.....super cute! Love the coloring.

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  90. This is cute as can be. I like how you used her name on the card front and all the pretty sequins. What little girl doesn't like sequins! Also love your soft background.

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  91. This is an adorable card! Love the colors you used! Your niece will love it!

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  92. Such a sweet card! So cute for a little 2 year old!

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  93. Adorable card. Your niece is going to love it.

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  94. Awwww so cute! Mia is going to love it!

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  95. This is adorable! Birdie Brown goes bautifully with all the PPP products.

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  96. Such a great card! I love the masked background! Cute image!

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  97. Love how you masked off
    the tag part on your card
    with the great background!
    Very cute.
    Carla from Utah

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  98. Perfect little girl card! Mia [and her mom] will love it!

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  99. AWWWW your little girl is as adorable as can be gosh girl you sure did one oustanding coloring job too....Your niece Mia is so going to love it...and your card will be so cherished you sure are one super special talented Auntie! YOU so ROCK!!

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  100. Thi is the perfect girly bday card, love it!

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  101. Such an adorable girly birthday card, love the name spelled out in the stitched squares and all the PPP bling!

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  102. What a fun card for your niece! I'm quite certain she will love it! And fabulous use of so many PPP products!

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  103. That is adorable for a little girl!

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  104. Adorable card~love this little girl.

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  105. What a sweet card Elena. Love the darling image, the coloring... the name looks wonderful spelled out on those square pieces.

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  106. Mia is one lucky little girl. Such a cute and sparkly card.

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  107. Super cute stencil background. Loved the whole card! =) =)

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  108. Love this card and the way you did the name. Too cute!

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  109. Hi Elena, from a fellow Canadian. Love your card. Nice color choice.

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  110. Aww, how cute. Wishing Mia a very happy 2nd birthday.

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  111. Darling, Elena! Such a delicious palette!

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  112. Wonderful card, Elena! Love how you did the background, as well as the coloring on the little girl. I'm sure Mia and her parents will love it! Tfs!

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  113. Wonderful card made! Love all the colors you used!

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  114. Awe great card! I love that background. Fun fun!

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  115. Such a cute card for your niece!

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  116. Super cure card! Adorable background.

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  117. This is very sweet. I love your background - it's gorgeous.

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  118. ADORABLE card Elena - LOVE IT ALL!!!
    SUCH a SUPER CUTE design :)
    I love to personalise birthday cards, so I'm feeling TOTALLY INSPIRED => THANK YOU for sharing!!!

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  119. Girl, this is BRILLIANT! Love that you masked the tag area and stenciled the background in and using the stitched squares for letter placement is PERFECT! Pinned and loving it! XOXO

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  120. Love the rectangles with the letters in it :)

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  121. What a sweet girl makes this birthday card adorable! I love PPP sequin mix & die

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  122. Oh this girl image is so sweet as is your card!

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  123. Love your use of the product and designs.

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  124. She is so sweet, love the bright pastels and the smattering of sequins!

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  125. This is such a sweet card. Thanks for sharing :)

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  126. love the colors and this is an adorable birthday card

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  127. I am crazy for these Birdie stamps!!! This card is so sweet! I just love it!

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  128. Such a sweet image and card. Love how you managed to add dimension without adding layers.

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  129. sweet adorable and great birthday card for girl !

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  130. Very adorable! Such a sweet card!

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  131. Very cute...the image makes me think of my little niece.

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  132. Love how you added your niece's name on the stitched rectangles.

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  133. Your card really feel like a pink cupcake, so cute!

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  134. Such an adorable card! Mia will love it!! TFS!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  135. Totally awesome card--would never had guessed the background was stenciled. So many techniques and great use of all the PPP products, too. TFS.

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  136. Very sweet card - love the colors & layout! Your niece will surely love this!

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  137. Such a cute card! Love cupcakes :) :)

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  138. cute girlie card for a lucky little 2 yr old!
    stopping by from the Pretty Pink Posh birthday celebration blog hop
    Carolyn @ iamthecraftylady.com

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  139. Your card is so cute. Love the coloring too.

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  140. It's such a swett card, Elena! I love how you put the letters on the stitched die.

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  141. Love your card- the colors, the design, & the cuteness factor! Your background turned out really nice- tho't it was patterned paper @first. And I agree, Torico is a wonderful illustrator for the Birdie Brown stamps.

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  142. Oh so cute, love the layers, the letters, the little girl. I'm sure Mia will love it too. TFS.

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  143. This card is so adorable. I'm sure your niece will love it. Very cute!

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  144. Oh so sweet. Thanks for showing.

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  145. Oh my goodness! She is adorable! LOVE it!

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