The One with the American Crafts Blog Hop


Saturday, September 17, 2011

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Hello! Bonjour! Bienvenidos! Buenos días! Gon ni chi wa! Ciao! Aloha! Hi! And welcome to the American Crafts blog hop! The challenge issued to all the team members was to combine all of the new summer 2011 lines:
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This is what I came up with:
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MONEY IN THE BANK

How to: Use a small circle punch to ticket corner punch the corners of an aqua cardstock block. Trim a 12x12 sheet of light aqua cardstock to 11 3/4" square, ticket punch the corners, then stitch it to the layout base using white thread. Spray white mist across the layout and let it dry. Trim Bits tags, patterned paper, and fabric paper into different shaped tags (use a lace border punch, pinking shears, and scalloped scissors to trim the bottom ends of a few of them), punch a starburst and butterfly from patterned paper, back stickers with cardstock and trim them out, then punch a small hole through the top of each piece as well as two photos with the bottom corners ticket punched. String the tags onto three strings of aqua baker's twine. Figure out where you want the placement of the banners then make a small snip into the edges of the layout and tuck the twine into the slits to secure the banners. Use dimensional adhesive under most of the ends of the tags and photos to give them dimension. Add a fabric brad, Flair badge, and dimensional stickers to the banners to embellish. Write journaling with a black pen on three of the tags. Add a Thickers title above the bottom banner. Type the location on a label then add it to the bottom left corner. That's that!

Journaling says: Whenever my mom (aka Grandma) sees Fox for the first time at reunions, without fail she'll pick him up for a hug and then she'll say, "Money in the bank!" Fox's hugs are like gold - better than! They're priceless! Lately he's been more affectionate and leans his head on our shoulders. We sure do love this little guy!

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, fabric paper, badge, dimensional stickers, label sticker, chipboard letters, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Baker's twine: The Twinery; Spray mist: Studio Calico; Scalloped scissors: Provo Craft; Pinking shears: Fiskars; Punches: Fiskars (circle, hole, lace border), Martha Stewart Crafts (butterfly, starburst); Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Typewriter: Smith Corona

For a chance to win a set of the three newest Fabric Brads from Nightfall, Amy Tangerine, and Daydreams, leave a comment on this post by Wednesday September 21st at 10am PST and I'll announce the randomly selected winner with my daily post!
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Next on the blog hop: Pamella Brown

Make sure to stop by all 20 designer's blogs then go back to the AC blog post for a chance to win two entire summer 2011 lines!

303 comments

  1. Love what you have done with the bunting idea! Thanks for the giveaway!

    nancebagance at yahoo dot ca

    Nancy

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  2. Love!Love! Love the bunting. Thanks for sharing this wonderful layout.

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  3. Banners are my favorite,,,whether scrapping, journaling, quilting, knitting, just any ol time!
    I love all of the designs but I think NightFall is my favorite altho GardenCafe is wonderful it makes me hungry! LOL

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  4. Bunting! I love bunting and this LO is just heaven!

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  5. I love love love this layout-That banner is genius!

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  6. Oh my word!!! This is adorable. Love all the banners!!!! What a fun layout.

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  7. Ok - this is probably my favorite LO of the blog hop! My mouth dropped open when I saw all the banners. I am so going to lift this!

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  8. Paige, I love all the colors that you incorporated into your layout. The banners are so cute....and, of course, the pics are, too!!

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  9. Very attractive banner, I love.

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  10. Breathtaking LO! This one looks like it should be a gift to your mom!

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  11. Love the bunting. I so want to try that.

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  12. love all these pennants colorful colors!

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  13. The banners are so awesome on this page!! Love this.

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  14. Oh wow. What can I say about this layout. Those banners are a-MAZ-ing!!!! Thanks for the tip on how to make your own ticket corners!

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  15. That layout is so much fun! So cute!!!

    And...ahem...I seriously NEED those brads...thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. Unbelievably awesome banner! This blog hop is FANtastic! :D

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  17. Cute! The banner idea looks so neat. I am sure I wouldn't have the patience to create it tho!

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  18. Love the whole l/o--those pics, that bunting, everything!

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  19. LOVE that banner! What a great page...I pinned it right away!

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  20. Very clever to include the pictures on the banner! Wonderful layout!

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  21. The bunting is such a cool way to use scraps. This is going to have to be pinned by me too. Great job :)

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  22. those banners are AMAZING page! So loving this!

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  23. great banner idea! It really unifies all the different papers :)

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  24. I love banners and this one is wonderful. Great way to use lots of pattern papers and embellies.

    kathy R

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  25. Love the journaling on the flags!

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  26. love, love the swooping banner you created with all of those goodies, Paige!! {please leave me out of the drawing! Just stopping to say hi!!} ^_^

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  27. I do believe you've taken banners to a whole new level! Awesome page - love all the different AC goodies you've used on this layout. So cute that yo've documented your son's relationship w/ his grandmom too. :)

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  28. WOW! You are seriously one creative lady! Your scrapbooking layouts definitely inspire me! :)

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  29. I am in love with the banner. Amazing!!

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  30. What a sweet story to document! I love the banners, with the varying colors and shapes. YOu have such a fun, whimsical style :)

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous! Such a fun way to use all those papers

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  32. This is the first time I've ever heard of a blog hop. Too much fun and a great way to find new links. And of course, a great way to win prezzies!

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  33. I can't get over how much I love your pennant banners. Seriously, they are awesome! I definitely have to remember this idea!
    ~Natalie

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  34. Your layout is beautiful. The banners remind me of a clotheline with everything gently moving in the breeze. So pretty !

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  35. "MONEY IN THE BANK"...cute story...your mom sounds like one cool lady. This layout was an awesome way to showcase the line...LOVE the banner!!!

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  36. lovely layout Paige! I really love how you use so many papers on each page and it always looks so great! the banners are always a fave of mine, thanks for the chance to win, this is such a fun blog hop!

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  37. the banners/bunting is awesome! You took it to such a beautiful extreme =)

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  38. Holy banners batman - this I love!

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  39. OMG!! Those banners are drool-worthy!
    Thanks for the chance to win, Rx

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  40. Awww, what a wonderful and sweet layout! And I absolutely LOVE the design of your page - very inspiring :)

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  41. Oh I LOVE this. Those banners are awesome! (Don't include me in the draw ;) )

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  42. Those banners are fantastic :) Thx for the inspiration...I'm gonna have a go...

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  43. Wow, so much garlands! Looks good on your page!

    LG,

    Tanja

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  44. Fantastic banner, it's so cheerful and bright, makes a sunny day shine right out of it!

    Ooh, those fabric brads look lush! x

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  45. The banner is a fabulous use of all the different ranges

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  46. your page is genius! to die for genius. love your banner. LOVE.

    (no need to enter me in your drawing - I'm just admiring all the hop creations!)

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  47. LOVELY layout! I must replicate.

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  48. You are rockin' the banners! Love this!

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  49. Loved this layout!!! I'm definitely trying this!!!!

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  50. Absolutely love your layout ... especially the banners!

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  51. love the mix of shapes and papers in your banners!

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  52. Love all the cute shapes and pretty papers.

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  53. Love, love, love your bunting!!!

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  54. Sweet layout... I love your different twist on the banners! Very nice!

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  55. This is the cutest page! Love the banners so much!

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  56. Wow, gorgeous banner and page!

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  57. I love the story behind your title, what a unique page!

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  58. Love it Pagie!! So bright and cheery and just so cute (as always)
    I always love visiting your blog :)

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  59. SO SO SO CUTE!! I really love how you created the bunting using different sized papers and tags and even butterflies!! I would never have thought to do that but will have to try that on a layout soon! Thanks for the ideas!!

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  60. I love the banners, and the journaling onn the different banner tags is great. Wonderful colors, and inspiring. Thank you.

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  61. love the different shapes u cut on the flags. Now, Pick me!!!

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  62. I totally love your layout! The banners are so fun! Such wonderful work!

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  63. Love the bunting idea - it's fab!!

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  64. That is such an innovative and fun page! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. This is way super cute!
    Love the banners and how you did the journaling!!! :)

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  66. I love all of the texture on your LO. Your son is adorable! Thanks for posting. :)

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  67. Oh your banner is stunning!! A great way to use up scraps of paper too!!

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  68. Very nice banner across the top!

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  69. One of my favorite pages EVER, Paige! Just adore this.

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  70. So much fun, Paige!! Love it! (don't include me in the drawing, obviously!) :D

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  71. oh my wow....love love love your layout!

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  72. SOOO CUTE! I love the pictures and journaling too!

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  73. Beautiful bunting! Love the story behind this layout.

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  74. wow just STUNNING that is all :)

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  75. I love hugs from my kiddos too. Great use of all of those great papers and colors!

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  76. Amazing layout I need to try this one. WOW!! so cute.
    alisha.moorenielsen@gmail.com
    http://scrappin-happens.blogspot.com/

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  77. Omg! Those banners are just perfect! Love the layout!

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  78. Love how you did the tags and pennants. Great idea.

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  79. Your layout is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win some Nightfall Fabric Brads!

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  80. ohhh what a cool idea!! Love this!
    kacee

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  81. What an awesome way to make a banner: different shapes!
    It's so weird, to see one small change on a simple thing and how amazing it turns out. :)
    Awesome job.
    <3 Ashlynn.

    http://www.sillycyclops.blogspot.com

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  82. I am in absolute LOVE with this page...those banners just make me happy! (don't include me in the drawing!)

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  83. Fabulous layout Love the color too. Thanks for sharing.

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  84. Love the banner and the dimension it adds.
    http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com

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  85. Great banners! And I love the photos.

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  86. Adorable layout, love how you did the journaling! Great banner! Neat idea!

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  87. Your bunting is an awesome idea - so creative.

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  88. wow!!! GREAT layout...i love those banners!

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  89. the banners are a-mazing! Love this layout!

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  90. I love your layout Paige. The banners rock!

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  91. What a great layout idea with the pennants! Great way to use up all those beautiful leftover scraps! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  92. I love your design! Fabulous inspiration!(:

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  93. LOVE LOVE this page! The banner is AMAZING!!!

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  94. Too cute, love all the different patterned papers you used! Thanks for sharing!

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  95. YOU ARE A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! This is super duper fantabulous.....what's not to love.....too bad the little one is crying...but it looks like Grandma makes it all okay! YAY!!!

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  96. What a fantastic way to use bunting.

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  97. cute layout... love the different banners.

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  98. The fabric brads this season are so cute!

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  99. Great way to feature and mix up all the lines - paper bunting! :o)

    Love the fabric brads!

    TFS and congrats on making it onto the AC DT!

    Grace Hester
    http://www.gracehester.typepad.com
    grace[at#]gracehesterdesigns[dot#]com

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  100. I love love all the layers of bunting and circles! So adorable!

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  101. wow, what a cool banner -love it!

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  102. fun! I love all the little tags & diecuts strung across the page.

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  103. Ooooh! Totally love what you did on your layout! I may have to scraplift! Hehehe. It's great!

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  104. Really like the use of a circle punch to create a ticket look!

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  105. Oops... I wanted to say... Once again I'm your big fan!!!!! I love your LO soooooooooo much!
    TFS Paige !

    cheryl131091@yahoo.com

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  106. THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE the banners!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  107. the banner are lovely. think about creating a banner on my own scrapbook page too. thanks for sharing your lovely design.

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  108. Great idea, thanks for sharing!

    belongstotogsy@hotmail.com

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  109. You so rock the banners! And what a perfect way to use scraps too!

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  110. What a great works!
    I love your banner!!

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  111. all your works are fantastic!! And I like so much your Evan!! :)

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  112. I love the banner idea, all the collections works so well together!

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  113. That banner is a great great idea! Love it!

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  114. Lovely photos - and a cool way to include bunting!

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  115. Love the banner Idea with journaling! Very cute

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  116. THis is a very cute LO. I love the "laundry" line of embellishments.

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  117. Hi page - hope you can still remember me. I'm a huge fan of your work by the way, and this layout is amazing!

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  118. Awesome page!! Love that you strung banner shapes and other embellies!

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  119. You always rock my socks with your use of different papers on layouts!

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  120. Amazing layout! Absolutely love the banners and journaling on them!

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  121. Love all the fun banners...too cute.

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  122. love your variations in the bunting- inspires me to get out the punches

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  123. WOW your bunting looks amazing!!! I love your fun and fabulous page :)

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  124. Love your layout. Thanks for sharing.

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  125. All those banners are so cute!

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  126. Aww how cute! Love the banners, and the title and journaling are just adorable!

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  127. Love your colour scheme and the cute banners - so cheerful!

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  128. What a great layout and a sweet story about your mom. I love being a grandmother, so I can totally relate! TFS.

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  129. love all the banners!! so cute & clever! have to remember this one!

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  130. This is so incredibly beautiful! LOVE how thw banners are strung and all the color and pattern mixes really make this page stand out- lovely!

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  131. Love, love those banners! What a cute kid too :} Thanks for the chance to win!

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  132. Lovely layout! And what a nice giveaway!

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  133. Cute use of banners! Love the title and journaling!!

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  134. Super bunting! Can I scraplift your layout? Love it so much!

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  135. I love banners and this layout is so neat!

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  136. Yummy, I really like the idea of NOT matchy in shades and sizes!

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  137. Ok, so this is THE most awesome banner I've ever seen!!

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  138. I am so copying that bunting idea :)

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  139. Awwww. Love that title and explanation. The bunting is un-bunt-leavable. I think it is a fabulous new take on this popular trend. Love this layout, but not a shock really since I love ALL of your layouts.

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  140. Love how you have added the journalling to the bunting. You can never have too much bunting :0)

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  141. Love love love that banner! So adorable!

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  142. Wonderful layout. I love how you journaled on the banner flags. Awesome!

    Sharon M
    rsmobley85@gmail.com
    http://rsmobleysdesigns.blogspot.com/

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  143. Wow, I love this page. Fabulous!

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  144. Wow, I love this page. Fabulous!

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  145. Fun and beautiful LO!!!


    Kisses!


    Charo

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  146. Oh My Gosh! This is wonderful!! Awesome job!!

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  147. Love all the banner-y goodness. It's so fun! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!!

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  148. how fun is this layout??!! love it!!

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  149. Wow - I love all that bunting - what a completely fabulous layout!

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  150. Love your layout, the banners are fabulous.

    mommakatx6@yahoo.com

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  151. Great job combining all those lines into a gorgeous, cohesive layout. Very inspiring!

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  152. This is super cute, Paige!! Totally loving the banner!

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