Thursday, January 6, 2011

Dia de Reyes Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Dia de Reyes Blog Hop. If you've come from Madison's Blog you are on the right track. If not, you'll want to hop over to Gaby's Blog to read about this wonderful holiday tradition and find out the details for winning the fabulous prizes she has to offer. I used the Cricut Cartridge Christmas Village for my Reyes Magos card. Because they are meant to be standing figures, I designed the card in Design Studio and used a rectangle from George to cut the figures off where I wanted. To save paper I also positioned the cuts off the mat which in the case of the King leading the camel confused DS enough that I not only had to turn off my Cricut and close the file after cutting it, I also had to close the entire DS program and restart it to continue. Each King was cut twice, and assembled with the gold foil card stock slightly offset to approximate a shadow Fortunately it all worked out in the end.

"We Three Kings" is from the Winter Frolic cartridge which fortunately does have an accompanying shadow. Because the Kings are just silhouettes, I used adhesive gems to bring out some details. The background card stock is from the DCWV Luxury Stack and the Kings themselves are matte metallic from Recollections. The gold border is a peel off.


Each King is popped from his shadow and then popped from the next for dimension. the sentiment is popped as well and adds a bit more drama to a pretty simple card.

The rest are the pictures of my Reyes Magos that spend the Christmas Season on the table in my entryway. In Latin countries the Kings are not added to the Nativity until the evening of January 5th but my dudes always jump the gun 'cause I love them so much! LOL
Now hopefully you have been visiting all the blogs in order and are collecting the magic words to complete the sentence for the prize and don't forget to leave comments along the way.
My word is OUTSIDE.
Now hop along to Martha's Blog and enjoy the wonderful festivities. But if you're lost, Click HERE to find your way. Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy!


128 comments:

  1. Oh Donna! i love your card!!!! it is beautiful!!! and I admire the way you decorate your home!!!

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  2. Your card is so beautiful. Wow, you did a lot to get the Kings to cooperate! Great job. ☺
    reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

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  3. Love your Card. I am a new follower and will be looking forward to seeing more of your work.
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love your silo card and you added just enough bling too! Wonderful!

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  5. Beautiful, beautiful card!! Just gorgeous!!

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  6. Oh Donna, nothing simple about your card!!!!
    So great that you perserveered (spelling?) with DS. I love all the bling in the right places!!
    and what a Gorgeous set of Reyes you have... I still have the set my Dad gave my Mom when I was months old... forgot to take a picture!!!!
    Thank you so much for joining me!!!
    Gaby

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  7. Hi Donna,
    What a beautifully constructed card. I love the shapes and the layout. Fabulous card.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  8. Beautiful card Donna. I love how you offset the kings. It is a very sophisticated looking card. Thank you for sharing the details! Have a wonderfully blessed New Year...Melin...CookingWithCricut.com

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  9. Awesome card. Love your three kings to your nativity set. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. Oh your card is spectacular, wouldn't have thought about cutting half of a cut, inspiring moment, thanks!!!

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  11. Nice simple card.
    Love your figurines!!!

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  12. Gorgeous card Donna, love the colors you used. The three kings carried Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh, these represented Gold for a King, Frankincense for a priest and Myrrh for a prophet, it is believed they were covering all the basis. Hugs

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  13. I love folowing your blog and studying your creations.

    Now you are in your planning stage for the coming year I wonder if I might ask a favour of you! Here in the UK we get so little help from Provocraft and we are so disillusioned with the MB. We all used to love the old message board and had terrific chats but since moving to the new message board it is an entirely different story! We can’t stay logged in, we can’t have threads more than 15 pages long, we are restricted what we can discuss etc etc. So having a little time to spare (I don’t think) on New Year’s Day I created our own forum where we can stay logged in, we can discuss what we want – crafty or not, threads can be as short or long as we like etc etc. Basically we make the forum how we want and as admin I try to implement the requests to make them work. As one of our threads we have a monthly challenge, we are discussing a Cricut lending library, a Cricut cut swap, an atc swap, a stamped image swap, a shopping place recommendation etc etc I am sure you get the drift. Now another path I would like to follow is a guest designer project/tutorial two a month having various different designers each month. The ten million dollar question - Would you consider being one of our guests?

    Pop over to us and take a look and join us on:
    http://cricutolics.forumotion.co.uk/f1-cricut-personal-die-cutter

    The spots that are now available are 28th January, 28th May, 28th June, 28th July, 28th August, 15th September, 28th October, 28th November, 28th December. Choose your referred spot if you can join us and email me back and I will get you listed straight away.

    I am thinking at the moment of putting the projects/tutorials on the Guest Designer thread and when it is each designers turn they will hit reply and make the title of the reply Chosen Spot – Designer Name eg ‘August 28th – Pink Stamper’ this way in my mind’s eye you then have the itinerary at the top of the post with the designers following in order afterwards so that if one person looks at the itinerary and wants to find a particular spot they can go to the thread read itinerary and scroll down to the spot they want. Topic for our designers is absolutely up to the individual designers to choose. We also have a button with the coding on the thread ‘Button for our Forum’ which we would love you to use wherever you think appropriate.

    Looking forward to hearing back from you at your earliest convenience.

    Happy New Year from UK.

    Liz

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  14. I love the dimension of your card and the colors used....thanx for the inspiration...:)

    nicolle at nicollelovesscrapbooking dot com

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  15. Your card is beautiful...Thank you for sharing your family history with us....

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  16. Another lovely creation and I enjoy following your blog each day. I would love to ask you a question but cannot find your email address would you please email me to make contact.

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  17. Donna, Great card. I love the "simple" shadows of the card but the touch of Jewel. They are great. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Your card turned out beautifully!!! Even though it sounded like a lot of work! :)

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  19. I just love your card! Love the touch of the gems!
    ~Kim
    http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com
    kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

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  20. "My dudes always jump the gun" too stinkin funny! My first laugh of the day! Your card is simple but stunning! Love it! TFS!!
    kathlee154@gmail.com
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  21. Your card is beautiful and I love love your card and those statues are gorgeous!! TFS

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  22. Hi Donna ! Wow What a great card ! love all 3D, blings, and colors papers ! It's very nice when you hear that people from other countries and cultures enjoy our latin traditions (thank you !) and your Nativity is so pretty (In my Nativity, the 3 kings are always close to baby Jesus also - LOL

    Your blog is Fantastic, now I'm your follower # 955 ! I don't wanna miss anything... LOL

    Feliz Dia de Los Reyes Magos ;-)
    http://www.mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

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  23. Great Card and beautiful collection. TFS.

    Jess B.
    thatzuneek@gmail.com

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  24. Hi Donna!! Happy New Year my friend! I'm finally starting to get back to normal a little! Beautiful card! Hope you had a wonderful holiday, and I'm sending wishes for a wonderful new year with many blessings!
    hugs, Sharon

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  25. The card is stunning. I don't think I could pull it off though. I just got my "baby" Cricut for christmas and am still learning how to use it. Thanks for sharing. Loving the blog hop.

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  26. Your card is absolutely beautiful...Thanks for sharing this as well as the other phots.

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  27. This is Gorgeous! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Beautiful card Donna!! TFS :)

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  29. OMG! cards have all been amazing so far....your card is gorgeous!!! thanks for sharing!
    gloria
    esquivel865@yahoo.com

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  30. WOW!!! This is gorgeous! What a lot of work you did for this wonderful card! Beautiful! TFS!
    hugs,
    joni

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  31. I just gor this cartridge. Thanks for the advice on how to cut the sillouttes.

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  32. Nitza: Thank for sharing, Is gourgeus.

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  33. Nitza: Thank for sharing, Is gourgeus.

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  34. FANTASTIC card! so pretty! TFS

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  35. Donna,

    Your card is beautiful, love the choice of colors and the placement of the bling.

    thanks for sharing:)

    elainer@cinci.rr.com

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  36. What a beautiful card. I love the gold shadow. TFS

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  37. omg ! Your card is amazingly beautiful and oh so elegant ! Martha C.
    mcaballerobrito@hotmail.com

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  38. wowowow it's so elegant!!! love gold paper too!!!! Great and wow! Kisses from México amiga!! :)

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  39. I LOVE this card! I love the layers and the simple colors. Great work!

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  40. Your card is so elegant. I love the Wisemen on your table.
    Cherylann (prinkles)
    prinkles@woh.rr.com

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  41. Great card!! Very, very beautifull!
    Thank you for sharing it :)

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  42. Your card is beautiful. It is very well done. TFS {Hugs} Peggy
    Stampnmore at aol dot com

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  43. I love the card it is so stunning~~ Plus I love the wisemen that you have for your house, I have never seen anything like them before. Thank you for sharing

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  44. I love love love this card!! Actually, I love love love everything you do!!!

    Ro
    littlemissfattypants at yahoo dot com

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  45. Great card, thanks for shring with us!

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  46. This is a great card! I love the 3-dimensional look of it!

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  47. OMG these are beautiful!

    TFS,

    cricutmatriarch@yahoo.com

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  48. your card is great. Wish I had the courage to try to use my DS.
    Dawn RI

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  49. I love your card, The paper more!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
    Love Karla Urea

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  50. Wow! That is an AMAZING card! I don't have that cartridge but I think I need it now :) Thanks for sharing your idea!

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  51. Felicidades por tu cración, es realmente bella!

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  52. Great ideas...I'm inspired!!!
    Patti Ross
    rossfam@wildblue.net
    www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com

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  53. As always, stunning. I love the decorations. Maybe the kings could be traveling from the front table to the nativity over the holiday season?

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  54. I love the sillouettes of the three kings. So creative! Of course, I'm a huge bling fan too. Your figurines are beautiful.

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  55. A lot of trouble but it turned out great.

    April

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  56. Beautiful card!!!

    saluditos!!!!!!

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  57. Donna, your card is fabulous. Love it. Thanks for sharing. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  58. Beautiful card.

    http://bugalooscraproom.blogspot.com/

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  59. very pretty! Dina arm1997@msn.com

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  60. I love the dimension on your card. And, I love the colors you used. Great card!

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  61. WOW! That is awsome work!!! I love them! Great Job and awsome work again!

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  62. Beautiful card. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  63. Beautiful, beautiful card.

    VinDeeLoo
    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

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  64. Donna, your card it's so beautiful, thanks for share

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  65. I think your card is lovely. I'm hopping along...stacy h-w http://scrapwithstacy.blogspot.com

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  66. I sooooo love your card, great idea.
    and I soooo love your nativity figures!!!

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  67. Great card! Love the dimension!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  68. Love your card, and your kings are so beautiful, I bet you want to display them all year..

    Feliz Dia de REyes..!!

    TFS..

    Ivette

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  69. Love your card and your decorations

    http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

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  70. Great card and wonderful decorations. TFS

    Kathryn
    wamfamily at surewest dot net

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  71. It seems we both eliminated the cut marks on the cartridge. :) I understand why you put the three kings out sooner.

    http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com

    I hope to see you again at CHA.

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  72. Adorable card. Great job!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  73. Your card is beautiful! Love the detail!!

    TFS!!

    Nicole
    niclax13@gmail.com

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  74. Georgeous card! Thank you for sharing!

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  75. I really love your card!!! It's gorgeous! I love how it's a silouette! Awesome work!

    ~Lauren

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  76. I love the figures, where did you get them?

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  77. Beautiful card!! Sorry your DS had a meltdown. So tempramental!!! :) Glad you won out in the end. Thanks for sharing and for the blog hop.
    gaudet5 at rogers dot com
    ps I love your kitties!!!!!!!

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  78. OMG Donna... first of all that card is gorgeous!!!!! WOW! I love everything about it and all that bling just makes it super duper special! now onto your kings!!!! WOWSY! those are the most amazing kings I have seen... wow!!!!! mine are gorgeous, but these... wow!!!! and yes, mine always jump the gun too, because I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!

    -- dalis
    alidalis AT comcast DOT net

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  79. I love your card and the decorations are wonderful, where did you get them?

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  80. your kings are great!TFS kacee mcvicwif@yahoo.com

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  81. beautiful card !


    the condes at gmail dot com

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  82. This is a really gorgeous card, very elegant.I also love youe figurines they are absolutely beautiful. TFS

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  83. i love the way you set up the card and how you made something completely different from what it was meant for

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  84. Not only do I love this card, but I love all your work Im so glad that I found your blog and cant wait to see what else you create!

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  85. Absolutely beautiful card, TFS and being part of the hop.
    cureta2 at yahoo dot com

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  86. Your project is very beautiful!! Awesome celebration!
    Susan
    lavenderangel@centurytel.net

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  87. Gorgeous card - love the layers!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  88. Wow, Donna....what an awesome job on that card. You are really a whiz at Design Studio. That's gonna be my goal for 2011....learn how to work DS.

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  89. Nice card! I love your three kings!

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  90. Love the gold color. And I love your home decor! So realistic.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  91. ...both your card and your wise men house decorations are gorgeous. TFS!

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  92. your wise men house decorations are gorgeous
    Rebecca Minor
    Buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  93. exciting blog hop! Love your designs

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  94. Love those wisemen. You did a great job blinging them up. Love it.

    http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com/

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  95. Love the entryway deco!! Very Nice! Very nice card...I love my Winter Frolic cart!! TFS!!!I have been a follower for a while now!

    ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    Rexann

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  96. Beautiful card! I love your wise men decor, they are just amazing!!!
    Tfs and have a great day. :)

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  97. Love your silhouette card. Great idea about tricking DS into cutting kings the way you want it. TFS.

    kiwie_70@yahoo.com

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  98. Your card is simply stiunning - there are no words :)

    michelle

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  99. Great card. I love how everything stands out.

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  100. I love the simplicity of your card.

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  101. WOW! How amazing! You are so talented!!! TFS!!!!!!

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  102. Your card is simple but beautiful! So special! I am your newest follower :-)


    http://misspinkcricut.blogspot.com/

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  103. Love it, very elegant! I like your table trio too!

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  104. A lot of hard work went into this card didn't it? It looks amazing though and well worth it! Whomever gets this card is going to love it!

    TFS!

    {{HUGS}}
    tjsgal at gmail dot com

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  105. Beautiful card!!! So detailed, and the items on the pictures are so festive!!!

    Things have been a bit hectic and I'm slow getting around, but I'm with you, girlfriend!

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  106. I love cards!! Loveeeee the gold and the bling!! I love your magos!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  107. This turned out really well considering they are only silhouette's. Love the added bling to accent.
    Kim xXx

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  108. I really like your card. The bling and the gold really make it stand out. Thanks for sharing.

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  109. Wonderful card with lots of bling

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  110. Donna,

    Your card is beautiful!!! :) I love the gold foil card stock!

    Your figurines are incredibly beautiful, too!

    Thank you so much for sharing,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  111. Your card is beautiful! I love the figurines too especially the elephant one..

    Just became a follower...Would love it if you decided to follow my blog.
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com

    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  112. What a stunning card! It's quite striking with the gems on the two brown tones. I'd never even heard of King's Day until yesterday. My kings are always in up on display the whole month of December too. LOVE your set!

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  113. Your card is beautiful.. but love your camels, I can see why they get to stay out for awhile.

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  114. Your card is awesome, I love the way you used the gems to bring out the details. Your home must be quite a showcase at Christmas.

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