Sunday, July 31, 2011

Birthday Sundaes Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hello! If you are arriving here from Candice's blog you are in the right place! If not, make sure you don't miss the fun starting at Birthday Sundaes.  You will be able to enter to win blog candy by posting on everyone's blog.  I will also be giving away something special here so please keep reading :) 

This blog hop is all about cakes and cupcakes! My inspiration for this card came from a project a did a couple of weeks ago.  I had just received Sweet Tooth Boxes and Flower Shop.  Two carts I was really excited about! I knew I wanted to make a rose and a cake box.  So I got to work right away and here is the result:

This rose took me a while to figure out how to make.  It started out as white cardstock.  I love how it turned out!  It looks way better in person but you can see the details pretty well here. 


Here is another view of this little rose.



So when it came time to make my cake/cupcake birthday card I thought about how this cake would look like if it was whole.  I instantly reached for Once Upon a Princess because I remembered that it has a beautiful cake and it used similar colors.  Here is my card:


I added some rhinestones, stitching, and twine for extra detail. 


I heat embossed the sentiment and then ran it through my Big Shot using the Polka Dot folder. I then added some pop dots to the cake to give it some dimension.


I was very happy with the final result! 

Recipe: 
Once Upon a Princess: Cake
Cricut Classic Font: Circles
Lacy Labels: Card base
Pink by Design-Birthday, Birthday 
Paper Studio: Pink and green textured cardstock
 Recollections-light pink, white, hot pink cardstock
SU! Crumb Cake cardstock and Whisper White embossing powder
Recollections: Rhinstones
Twinery: Pink Sorbet Twine


I am SOOO excited to be a part of the Birthday Sundaes Design Team!! I never thought I would be chosen!  Thank goodness my husband believed in me and encouraged me to apply.  It was so hard to keep this a secret!  But I couldn't reveal anything until today.  

In honor of being on this amazing Design Team, I am holding a giveaway!  

Take a look:

This is the Slumber Party lite cart.  It has such cute images on it, things like donuts, popcorn, soda bottles, pajamas, 3D projects, party favors, card bases..I could go on forever.  


Here are two ways you can win this really cute cart!

1. You need to be a follower. Please leave a comment here and let me know if you are an existing or new follower.

2. For an extra chance to win, all you have to do is go to my gallery (you can find it right below the name of my blog) and take a look at my cards.  Then leave a second comment here, telling me which card was your favorite and why. 

That's it! Super easy!! 

The winner will be chosen using Random.org and will be announced here next Sunday.  Don't forget to let your friends know about our Birthday Sundaes blog hop and my giveaway:) 

Next stop is with Vivi at http://vivienpapel.blogspot.com/ 
 Vivi has an awesome project for you! 

Here is our line up for today:

Start here: Birthday Sundaes

Maribel- you are here



Thank you for visiting! 

126 comments:

  1. That rose is stunning. I love those petals and the colors you used are great. Your card is even better! That shape of the base is my favorite. Glad to know you made the team. Thanks for the chance to win some birthday goodies.

    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations
    coachfans at cox dot net

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  2. Maribel your rose is amazing!!! and your card is beautiful... Great job compañera!
    I am so happy to be in the team with you. Welcome and keep all your talent coming!
    Hugs,
    Vivi

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  3. What a wonderful card and that rose is amazing! So glad to be working with you on the DT! :)Amy
    amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

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  4. Morning Maribel,
    These are just awesome, what a great job you did on the rose, it is beautiful and so real looking,
    Thanks for the oppatunity to win a prize, so sweet of you.
    Happy Sunday
    Judie

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  5. Awesome job! The flower is so so so pretty! Thanks for the giveaway. I'm a longtime follower of yours. My favorite card from your gallery is the fairy card because I just love shaped cards and the "Once Upon a Princess" cart is one of my favorites! Thanks for the chance to win this adorable cartridge!!!!
    Hugs, Jenni

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  6. I LOVE the cake you chose for your card!! It looks delicious! You little box is gorgeous too! I'm so happy your husband encouraged you to submit your application! I'm excited you are joining the team! I have been following you since I first came here and I have been so excited to see every creation since! Thanks for sharing your amazing work and I look forward to working with you :)
    Amber

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  7. wow, that rose is fabulous...love your card too. Happy to be a new follower.

    Eva :0)
    evascrapslife(at)gmaildot(com)
    evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com

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  8. OMG...great cards in your Gallery...it was so hard to choose just one...lol. The Butterfly Birthday card is my choice...Beautiful!!!
    Eva :0)
    evascrapslife(at)gmaildot(com)
    evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com

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  9. Can I just say... WOW! Your card creation and birthday cake piece are fabulous! Especially that flower!

    I'm looking forward to working with you this term on the Birthday Sundaes DT!

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  10. Maribel your card is perfected in everyway the design the colors love all your stitching!
    karen
    www.littlescrappieces.blogspot.com

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  11. Maribel, i love your take on the "cake"...so clever!

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  12. New follower and that rose is absolutely beautiful. TFS. drivers133@gmail.com

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  13. All of your cards are really cute, but if I have to choose a fav it would be the Christmas Card. I love penguins and the idea that Rudolph is dragging them around is hilarious. Too cute. drivers133@gmail.com

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  14. Maribel, I love your projects! TFS:-) I'm glad to be a new follower.

    ~Tammy

    tammy dot schmitt at mac dot com
    http://thepurplemuse.blogspot.com

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  15. Congratulations on being on the design team! I love the projects you made for the blog hop! I am already a follower of your great blog! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  16. I LOVE all of your cards but I think my favorite is the owl invitation. It is just so original and cute! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  17. I just love that cake box and that flower is beautiful! TFS! I am your newest follower!
    Tara

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  18. Your owl invitation is my favorite!
    Tara
    thecreativeprincess(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. Wooo hooo!!!! Congrats on your DT spot! So super exciting! :) I can NOT believe you MADE that rose!!!! Even my husband said "NO WAY!" You are amazingly talented! I love your projects for this hop - the cake, the card - just beautiful. I am, of course, already a follower. :)
    Nita
    www.niftynitanotes.blogspot.com

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  20. Love your cake box!! Wow that looks like alot of fun :) Great card too, fun colors and card base!!

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  21. What a cute cake box and card! I'm now a follower! Love your cards!

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  22. My favorite card is the Spirits birthday!

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  23. I haven't used my Cricut in awhile but you've inspired me to dust it off - awesome projects!

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  24. WOW!!! how did you make that rose...super cool. Would love if you showed us..Beautiful projects, love your slice of cake...and your card is fabulous..tfs
    www.justwordz.ca

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  25. OK, i'm your newest follower and i have to say your cards are stinkin cute...my fav would have to be squirts b-day and a close second would be walle b-day...tfs
    www.justwordz.ca
    would love for you to visit...

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  26. Beautiful Card! Congrats on joining the Birthday Sundaes DT! Sorry I won't have the opportunity to work with you on the Birthday Sundaes DT. But I'll be following your blog! Best Wishes on your new adventure!

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  27. Hello Maribel!! Your flower was gorgeous and so was the card! Once Upon a Princess is a great card!!! I've been a follower ever since i found your blog a while back
    Congratulations for being on the design team!! your work ROCKS!!! :)

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  28. I ♥ all your cards, but my very favorite has to be the Wall-E birthday card!!! ♥ i swear i almost bought the cartridge to scraplift it LOL

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  29. Oh my! That rose is gorgeous! I'm an existing follower.

    Stacey
    staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

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  30. gorgeous!

    sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

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  31. Hi Maribel, congrats my super talented friend. Your creation is ABULOUS! ~Shen

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  32. You did a great job on this Maribel!! So so cute!! I am already a long time follower. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  33. Oh yes your WALL-E birthday card is my favorite, he is just so stinkin' cute! I would love to win this cart. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  34. Welcome to the team, Maribel! Your cake box is stunning, wonderful accents and the rose is amazing. I adore your card!! I love the cake, colors and little details you added like the stitching.

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  35. Supper cute your cake box is great love the color thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. abbraddock@msn.com

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  36. Love the cake box and the card is just great...love the colors you chose. I am a new follower...thanks for the chance to win :)
    tinksgym@yahoo.com

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  37. Oh my I love all your cards in your gallery...I think my favorites are Dad's Birthday Card, Hello Sunshine, and the Owl Invitation. Your cards are fun and bright :)
    tinksgym@yahoo.com

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  38. The card is so awesome, Maribel, the cake box is beautiful and the rose is so stunning! You did an absolutely fabulous job with it! Beautiful projects :)

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  39. I always love all of your cards but one of my favs was your Christmas card with a sled full of penguins! LOVE it!! Thanks so much for the chance to win an awesome cart!! :D

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com
    indymermaid(at)blogspot.com

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  40. Love your projects!!! Your card and cake box are both so beautiful!!!

    Suzanne Watanabe
    suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

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  41. This card is amazing! I love the cake!!

    I am a new follower and can't wait to keep seeing your new projects! Congrats on the DT!

    Carla

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  42. I absolutely love your Christmas card - those little penguins are SO cute!!

    Carla

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  43. wow I love the rose. I am a new follower
    lmkindell1@verizon.net
    lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

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  44. Looking at your other posts I love your yellow flower, I am in love with your flowers
    lmkindell1@verizon.net
    lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

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  45. Adorable card and the flower is gorgeous, I'm a new follower!! gReat blog

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  46. Just looked through your gallery, WOW, so many cute cards. My favorite is Squirt and the Shark, I love Finding Nemo, great movie!

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  47. I'm a new follower. I love your box inspired card!

    Lynn B.
    mycardsnstuff.blogspot.com

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  48. It's really hard to chose my favorite card. I really like the butterfly and Wall-E. The Hello Kitty card is right up there, too!

    Lynn B.
    mycardsnstuff.blogspot.com

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  49. Oh I am so excited that you are part of the DT! Congrats! Of course I am a follower, and I love your projects! :)
    Amy
    redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

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  50. Hmmmm... Not sure which one of your cards is my fave! I really love the Wall-E, Squirt, and sled of penguins cards! That's a tough decision, too many good choices! :)
    Amy
    redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

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  51. Congrats on making the design team!! That flower on the cake box is gorgeous! Love the card - so adorable! TFS, now a follower! :)
    hugs, Jenn
    craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com

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  52. The rose is so pretty. Thanks CallyAnn(new follower)
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  53. I love your gallery. I love Wall-e. Need to make him naow. The shark and of course Squirt! Thanks CallyAnn

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  54. Congrats on making the design team!!...im new follower love ur cake and flower

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  55. my fav card is the Christmas Card the reindeer and the penguins so cute

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  56. wonderful job, thanks for sharing

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  57. Maribel, your rose is just stunning!! I love the pretty colors:) I am a new follower of your fabulous blog!! I hope you visit my blog too:)
    Thanks for a chance to win your generous prize and congrats on making the DT! Happy for you:)
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
    jskoning at msn dot com

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  58. All of your cards in the gallery are aweosome!! I especially like the Christmas card and the robot card! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us:) Have a great day Maribel!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
    jskoning at msn dot com

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  59. I love the little cake box and card they are both really good

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  60. A gorgeous card and that rose and cake box are stunning! I am a new follower and I must say that the Owl Invite is adorable! I think that's my favorite!
    Tammy
    tampatha01@gmail.com

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  61. Maribel what a great card and box! The rose is beautiful!!! I love love love the colors your chose! You are soooo talented!
    I am a follower!
    Tina
    www.myhoppyplace.blogspot.com

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  62. Hi, new follower here. However, I look forward to seeing more of your work. The box and rose is absolutely fantastic, and your little card is so cute. I know this is going to be a great inspiration spot for me.

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  63. Oops, forgot to tell you that the butterfly card is my favorite. Although, I liked all of your cards. I don't use my Cricut nearly enough, so it is nice to see all of your cards.

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  64. I am a new follower and am so glad because I totally love your projects and I know I will gain lots of inspiration from you!

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  65. Wonderful project Maribel.... HUGS... SK :)

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  66. Your card is super cute! The cake is beautiful.

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  67. Ohhh, your projects are 2 of my favorites on this hop!! I love the box with the flower!!
    Congrats on being chosen for the DT!!!
    Kathy
    http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

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  68. I have just become your 82nd follower!! I just love your style and it is hard for me to pick a favorite from your gallery. My top 3 are, Hello Sunshine, Butterfly Card, and Yellow Flower card.
    Kathy
    http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

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  69. Hi Maribel,
    I'm your new follower. Love the inspiration on this Blog Hop. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com & scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com

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  70. I saw your gallery. Wow, you go girl! I love all things Hello Kitty so the Fancy Dress is the cutest for me. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com & scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com

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  71. I love your cake box and flower. I have both carts, but have only played with Sweet Tooth Boxes (to make the cake box). You've inspired me to hit the flower shoppe cart as soon as possible. Congrats on being part of the DT. Thanks for inspiring.

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  72. AMAZING CARD!! I love the colors and all the little details that you added!! I am now a new follower of your blog.

    divaof5.blogspot.com

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  73. All the cards are Adorable!! My favorite is the Butterfly card I love the details and colors you choose!

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  74. I am so excited for you!! I love the cake box. I need to get that cartridge. I love all of your cards!!! My favorite has to be the Wall-E one.

    Anyways, I can't wait to get together again to make cards. And of course, I don't want to be entered into the giveaway. That would just be weird :-)

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  75. Your card is adorable.
    I love that cake slice, so fun. I think you should do a tutorial on how you made the flower :)
    I am an existing follower :)

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  76. I am a new follower. I don't follow many blogs, but yours was recommended b/c I am a fairly new cricut user and am looking for card ideas =)

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  77. I looked through your gallery and have to say it's a toss up between the cards "yellow flower" just b/c of it's absolute beauty and "summer fun" b/c hello kitty is ALWAYS a winner in my book...has been since I was a child =)

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  78. Congrats to you on your new DT assignment! You make the most amazing CUTE cards! That is one stunning rose on a beautiful cake box! And a darling bday cake card...both so SWEET!!! Take care!:-))

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  79. Congratulations. I love the cake shape box it is deliciously yummy. Love the card and the flower. Both are pretty.

    Happy crafting
    julie

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  80. Adorable projects! You do amazing work! I'd be a follower regardless of being bribed-LOL! :) ~Jen http://happyplaceforjen.blogspot.com/

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  81. I have to pick JUST ONE of your projects???Thats' too hard! I really like them all! You have a fabulous attention to detail. I guess I would have to say the reindeer pulling the sleigh of penguins card is my favorite. I love the design, colors and details of it! I also like the Squirt card. Too adorable! Looking forward to seeing more of your incredible craftiness! :) ~Jen http://happyplaceforjen.blogspot.com/

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  82. Congratulations on being chosen for the DT. I am a new follower. I love you project that looks like a piece of cake with a beautiful rose on top. Great Job!

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  83. Congratulation on being chosen for the DT! I am a new follower. I think the card with the little turtle in the fish tank is my favorite card in your gallery. TFS

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  84. I love the box!! I really want this cart!!! And the rose is just breathtaking!! Now I need this cart, too!! And I am a new follower!! :)
    http://meemeescreations.blogspot.com

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  85. Since I can only pick one card from your gallery, I have to say it is the ketchup with you soon card! That ketchup bottle with that cute little tomato on it is just great!! :)
    http://meemeescreations.blogspot.com

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  86. OMG Maribel that rose is just GORGEOUS!!!! Love the shape of the card and it's very pretty!
    Hugs

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  87. for a second i thought i was at someone else's blog! LOL! everything is so different! and my favorite card of yours is PRINCESS TOMATO! :D

    cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

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  88. hello this is a fantastic idea - and I love the rose on the top - beautiful.

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  89. What a fabulous idea Maribel...love the slice of cake and that flower is just beautiful.Welcome to the DT..I Look forward to working with you.

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  90. Wow! Your card is fabulous! I love it! :)

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  91. Wonderful card. I love the textures and dimensions you used it in it. Great job

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  92. Maribel .... that rose is gorgeous! I really like the card too! Congrats on your DT position!

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  93. It was hard to choose a favorite from your gallery ... I think the ketchup one is just too cute! I love that little face!

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  94. That rose is amazing. I couldn't believe it was paper! I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  95. As I looked at your gallery, I would think I'd found my favorite, but then I'd scroll down a little more and find a new favorite! So hard to choose! I do like the yellow flower card though, another gorgeous 3D rose!

    bborre at hotmail dot com

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  96. That rose is just beautiful and I love the shape of your card. New follower!

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  97. My favorite card was the Summer Fun Hello Kitty card. So cute!

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  98. New follower here! I'm not sure the card or the cake box!!! TFS!
    Laurie
    scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

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  99. Great card! I love the shape of it and that cake looks good enough to eat. I am a new follower.

    Kelly
    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

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  100. My favorite card (it was hard to pick, there are so many great ones) is the Yellow Flower. I love the dimension of the flower and the shading makes it look so real.

    Kelly
    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

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  101. What a creative way to make your card. I am truly impressed. The cake looks yummy.
    Charlotte

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  102. LOVE your card! I am a follower.

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  103. I looked at your gallery and your cards are great! I love the Rudolph Christmas card and the Butterfly B'day card!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  104. Wow.....your work is amazing! Can't wait to see more of it. Congrats on making the DT.

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  105. Your projects are BREATHTAKING! I love the embossing on the cake box, and the colors on your card are fab!

    I'm a new follower!

    Jessica
    http://cricutafterdark.blogspot.com

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  106. And I'm so glad you pointed us to your gallery! My favorite is the birthday butterfly card. I used that same cut for my mom's birthday card in June, and I think you did an excellent job with the background and embossing!\

    Jessica
    http://cricutafterdark.blogspot.com

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  107. oh my! I love love love those roses! stunning!
    Congrats on making the DT!
    Sarah
    craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
    craftingwithsarah@gmail.com

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  108. I took at look at the gallery and I have to say all of your cards are great but I think that my favorite is the yellow flower card. You did a wonderful job on making that beautiful flower!
    Sarah
    craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
    craftingwithsarah@gmail.com

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  109. That rose is beautiful, and I love the cake!

    edoggsugarlipsandprincessbuttercup.blogspot.com

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  110. It was soo had to pick a favorite card. I really love the butterfly one. I like the colors, and embossing and the wings popping up.

    edoggsugarlipsandprincessbuttercup.blogspot.com

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  111. What a SWEET card! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win :) :)
    Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  112. Fabulous projects love the rose!
    Helen x

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  113. Wow!!! That rose is amazing. I can't imagine how it could look even better in person. Your cake box is great too. And of course your card is awesome. I love the cake. Wonderful work. Welcome to the team. I look forward to getting to know you better and seeing your amazing work each week. I became a follower a couple of weeks ago.

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  114. What a sweet cake, and awesome blog candy!

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  115. Awesome projects!!! That rose is gorgeous. I am a new follower.

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  116. My favorite card in your gallery is the fish bowl with the little sea turtle dude from Nemo. Love that card!

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  117. Congratulations on being on the team! Super card with a great shape. Ruby x

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  118. Love your box/rose and your card is so pretty with the matching colors!

    I'm a new follower, I hope you'll stop by my blog - I'm having a 100 follower challenge/giveaway!

    http://kimberliscreations.blogspot.com/
    kimbean20 at gmail dot com

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  119. I love your rudolph and sleigh full of penguins card, that card shape is fantastic!

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  120. I LOVE both of these projects! I'm your newest follower!

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  121. I can't believe I have to pick only ONE card to be my favorite! I think my fave would have to be Squirt's birthday. That is TOO cute!

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  122. I am a follower. love your work.

    Linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net
    lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

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  123. I think your flowers are the best ever. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net
    lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

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  124. OMG Maribel, that rose is stunning!!! I really love both of your projects!! Congrats on making the design team, you truly deserve it!! Your work is amazing and I always look forward to seeing your latest creation :0)
    Hugs,
    Diana
    daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

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  125. Okay, there is no way I can pick just one!! So here are my top 3!

    *Princess Tomato
    *Owl Invitation
    *Squirt's Birthday

    Hugs,
    Diana
    daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

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