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Friday, April 8, 2011

The Queen's Royal Birthday Ball

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome! We are so excited to have you hop along with us on this royal journey! If you got here from the talented Kathy's blog, then you are in the right place. If not, head on over to The Queen's blog to start at the beginning.

My project for you today is fairly simple. I made a royal menu, a matching napkin ring, and a favor bag that doubles as a nameplate. I chose the fleur-de-lis pattern because I just love it, and it fits nicely along with the royal theme. A little disclaimer before you see the pictures - my house has horrible lighting! Even with my fancy camera, I struggled to get a good shot. I also don't own fancy table cloths or napkins so...you can chuckle at my set up...I don't mind. ;)




The Menu-
The white menu is cut at 5.5 x 8.5 and I layered out the black and lavender by quarter inches. The whole menu ends up being 6 x 9. The fleur-de-lis is cut from the Gypsy Wanderings cart using the tag and tag shadow features. I used my gypsy and cut the tag at 1.57 x 1.5. The white, lavender, and black cardstock are all from my paper stash.



The Napkin Ring-
For the napkin ring, I used the same fleur-de-lis tag cut and cut it at the same size as the one on the menu. I made a black strip and glued the ends together to make the ring. The silver ribbon is from my stash and I tied it around the ring. I used a little bit of hot glue to attach the ring to the fleur-de-lis tag.



The Favor Bag/Nameplate-
This little bag is the inch bag from the Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More cart. I cut it using my gypsy at 5.54 x 3.5. The paper for the bag itself is DCWV. I cut out the fleur-de-lis with my gypsy at 1.12 x 1.39. It is also from the Gypsy Wanderings cart. I used MTC to cut out Alex's name. I used hers because I needed a short one! My bag came out a little smaller than I expected. If you make one, you may want to adjust the size if you have longer names.

Here are a few more shots.




I hope you enjoyed my little project! I had fun making it.

Ok, so what hop is complete with out some blog candy? One lucky winner will get this adorable new Peachy Keen stamp set! It is the Cute & Cuddly set and it really is so cute!
It is easy to win. All you need to do is:

1. Become a follower of my blog.
2. Leave ONE comment on this post.

You have until Sunday night at 11:30 pm to post your comment. I'll choose a winner via Random.org on Monday and post the winner on Tuesday.

The amazing Joy is your next stop!

Here is the order in case you get lost:

Cynthia - That's me!
Joy - Your next stop!

Thank you for hopping along!

:) Cynthia

106 comments:

  1. Super fancy...love it. TFS!
    www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com
    kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

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  2. How cool Cynthia! Love the table setting! Thanks for sharing! This is a fun way to celebrate Theresa's birthday. I'm already a follower. I would love to win PKS! :)
    Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  3. I am a new follower, Cynthia, and I enjoyed "meeting" you at Queen-T's birthday bash. Very nice project, something I could replicate for a function at home. TYFS!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  4. Looks like a fun party. Love all the projects.

    Gabriela

    gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

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  5. What an AWESOME idea!! I never thought to do a menu, matching napkin ring and little favor bag!!! New follower and can't wait to look at past posts! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!!!

    scrappingwithstephanie@gmail.com

    scrappingwithstephanie.blogspot.com

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  6. Something different - I love it. as for the lighting my daughter told me that the key is to photograph in natural light - it has really helped.
    perderg@q.com

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  7. that is a great birthday dinner menu!! love it!! the fleur des lis is a classic and timeless theme for fancy evenings...thanks for sharing!
    Brenna
    rbanderson@live.ca

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  8. Cynthia~ I have never thought of using the Cricut to make the menus and napkin rings. This is such a wonderful idea. I will have to make some of them for our Easter dinner. I am one of your new followers. I can't wait to see what you make next.

    sharonlittrell@earthlink.net

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  9. Very cute stuff! Thanks for sharing!
    tayloredinspirations@hotmail.com

    Sunshine

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  10. Beautiful project!! TFS!:)

    Kaitlin
    angel1694@comcast.net

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  11. love your menu, place card and napkin ring project..it is adorable...i hope you don't mind if i use that idea for my next dinner party??
    i am a first time blogger and hopper..i am having a blast...thank you for inviting me!!!

    hugzzz and kissess
    Debbie
    dbatchelor2@tds.net

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  12. Wonderful projects - very elegant! Such a great idea, TFS! Now a follower! :)
    Jenn
    www.craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

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  13. Wow, you went above and beyond on this. What a perfect and beautiful place setting. Absolutely AMAZING! Hugs- Glora

    me(at)glorajean(dot)com

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  14. Hi Cynthia, it wonderful meeting you tonight...I had a fab time...loved your projects! I'm now a new follower.

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  15. I am a new follower and I am so impressed with your menu and all the place setting. What a fun hop. thank you

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  16. Cynthia,
    You did a great job. Having a small infant and being a 3rd grade teacher is a huge job in and of itself. You did a great job on the UStream and you were there to celebrate with your SIL so hurrah for you. Mahalo for sharing. Fleur de Lis are pretty special for royality. You did a great job!
    Mahalo for sharing
    Have an awesome weekend
    Aloha from Hawaii
    Carol
    chchomehi@aol.com

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  17. Cynthia,
    Very Creative.
    I loved it!
    TFS!!
    Rachelle
    joyfulhrtatgmail.ccom

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  18. I love this menu and table decor. Great job! TFS!!

    Shawnee
    http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com

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  19. I want to come for dinner! Very cute idea. I'm a new follower.

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  20. I don't think you have a thing to apologize for, Cynthia! Your project turned out awesome and the pictures are just fine. I love Fleur-de-lis too. I think it's such an elegant icon. TFS! I just became a new follower (I have been following your crafty SIL for a while now). The picture of you holding your little Zachary with the cat in the foreground is really adorable!

    Anniebee
    anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

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  21. I am a new follower :) I love your projects. Very creative!!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  22. Very LEGANT table , menu turned out great...ty4 s and being in the blog

    dannysuni@msn.com

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  23. great idea
    kfranciola@nycap.rr.com

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  24. love doin parties with menus and goodie bags. perfect idea. thanks. peach_n_peach at hotmail dot com

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  25. I love your table setting!! TY for the chance to win!! I would love to play with peachy keen stamps!!

    sunlitapple1@aol.com

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  26. I LOVE your whole project! so creative and the colors are awesome!! TFS and the chance to win :)
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  27. Great project... Loved seeing you in Ustream last night

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  28. Lovw the table setting. its fab. Who wouldnt love eating at that table. Great job. TFS
    am also a new follower
    amanda
    ahaynes43055 at yahoo dot com

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  29. Cute Idea! Thanks for sharing
    mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com

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  30. Such a creative project! TFS!

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  31. What a great idea!! It turned out really nice. thanks for sharing. Im a new follower!

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  32. so so cute love it thanks for sharing


    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  33. It's nice to see some other ideas other than cards! Thanks for sharing!

    Pam
    talmadges at woh.rr.com

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  34. What a gorgeous idea.
    kidshomelove at yahoo.com

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  35. What a great project! I love it.
    I'm a new follower

    stockg7 at yahoo dot com
    www.marebearscraps.blogspot.com

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  36. What a GREAT idea!! You did a GREAT job!! I love the colors and it is definitely fit for a QUEEN!!

    Hugs,
    Tanya
    freddylswillima@windstream.net

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  37. Great table setting. I did my menus for my wedding. So much fun!Love the napkin rings...never thought of that! CLEVER!!
    Kathie
    Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  38. I'm a new follower. Love your projects!
    TFS - Kim
    tandkparker at comcast dot net

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  39. I love your table setting, fit for a Queen. A nice change from cards. So creative. I'm a new follower.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  40. How adorable! I just love the favor boxes and everything. You did an awesome job!!

    Ashley
    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

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  41. Love this idea, i would have never thought of doing an entire table setting using my cricut. Great idea! I will have to try this;) TFS
    -Kassidy

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  42. I just love this whole set up! It's SO fancy looking! I became a new follower and thanks for the great giveaway!
    booger1 at tds.net

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  43. You made a great place setting. I was looking for a fleur dis lies for a card. I always forget about gypsy wanderings. I am a new follower
    katieoscreations@gmail.com

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  44. Cynthia, great job:) It looks so fancy. I am now a follower! I think you ROCKED this! TFS.
    ~Madison Funkycards @ charter dot net

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  45. You're place settings look great!!

    Jazzy
    MsPoet2Be@gmail.com
    www.JazzysCards.Blogspot.com

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  46. A beautiful project. So elegant and formal. Both you and SIL are super talented. Thank You for sharing in the hop.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  47. Loved your place setting, never thought of making
    something like that, great crafting
    Judy
    rosebud.693@gmail.com

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  48. Love it! Awesome job :)

    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
    http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

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  49. Absolutely beautiful, You did a great job!
    htttp://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  50. Great idea and it's gorgeous! I'm a new follower!!
    Shannon_Corbin@live.com

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  51. I love how you did the menu and accessories for it. Very nice. I am a new follower. Love what I see so far. TFS.
    Hugs,
    Melissa D
    sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

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  52. Love it, Love it, love it. I like to do have dinners all snazzed up and this would be fun for the family. Thanks.

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  53. Oh Snap! How cute!! This would be darling for a get together @ the house!!! TFS & for the chance to win a very cute set!! chelleBelle kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

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  54. Last nigh when I saw these I thought that was very thoughtful of you!!
    Looks great on table!!!
    New follower!!!

    created2buniqueatymaildotcom

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  55. Great menu and dinner decor. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  56. Looks like your ready to serve the Royal dinner!!! Great job, thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  57. You did a fabulous job! So glad that you were able to join all of us at the royal ball!

    Ruthie :)

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  58. Hi Cynthia!!!!
    I am a new follower, and I think your table setting is just FANTASTIC!!!!!
    you did a great job!!!
    TFS!!!!

    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

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  59. this is super duper fancy... wow!

    -- dalis
    alidalis AT comcast DOT net

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  60. What a lovely project! Thanks for sharing

    jashmore1944@att.net

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  61. I love your table setting, it is fit for a Queen! TFS shanna13@frontiernet.net

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  62. Your menu, favor bag and napkin ring are a very creative and clever. The table setting looked really nice, the Queen would love it. TFS!!! And thank you for the chance to win.

    wevilhitchatgmaildotcom.

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  63. I love the place setting. It is really pretty. I just became a follower. :)

    iluvkatie74
    at yahoo
    dot com

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  64. great idea love it!!! new follower...cant wait to see more of your work!!
    hpyfamily@live.com

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  65. love the projects you made!~ became your follower

    michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

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  66. What could be more in order than your project for the Royal Dinner? It is so original! Kudos!
    Yes I am a follower and would stand on my head to win a peachy keen stamp!
    martysbarn@yahoo.com

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  67. What a cute project...thanks for sharing:)

    Jenny
    Jennykingham at att dot net

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  68. This is fabulous and I love that you set it all up on the table too! Super awesome.
    Hugs,
    Raven

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  69. Cynthia I so glad you got to come to my birthday bash and help me celebrate The Queen
    Love your project it perfect ...
    The Scrapbooking Queen

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  70. A very unique project! It is fun to see something different:)
    Thanks!

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  71. Cute place setting! I'll have to remember this the next time I have friends or family over for a special occasion. =)

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  72. Love your project -- very elegant!

    Kris
    dietzrobles@yahoo.com

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  73. Perfect place setting for a queen! I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  74. Love your project! Very elegant! I am a new follower!
    Hugs,
    Angela
    lauermaa at gmail dot com

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  75. I really like the theme, color and elegant feel of your project. It really is perfect and I know the Queen would love it! I am a new follower and glad you joined in the fun. AJ
    queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com
    queenofmynest(dot)blogspot(dot)com

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  76. I love your project!!!!

    alvinadiaz@msn.com

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  78. Very pretty and "Her Majesty" will LOVE it! Thanks for the chance to win the PK stamp set, I'll have my fingers crossed! from:Cyndi.Eck(at)gmail(dot) com

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  79. Im a new follower! Love the menu- Im sure the Queen will love it! Thanks for the chance to win

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  80. What a super idea/project. This I could replicate for a special meal((and my napkins would look about the same, although I might iron them as I rip them off the roll!!))Great inspiration Cynthia.
    Cathy S
    seashore@telus.net

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  81. Great projects! TFS!
    tweetyb@satx.rr.com

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  82. Just love this!!Very Creative.The Queen will love it. I am a follower. :0)
    cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

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  83. Love your place setting! It's perfect for a Royal gathering! It was nice to meet you at the party and I look forward to more craftiness on your blog! Thanks for sharing!

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  84. Very elegant!
    I love all your coordinating party pieces!
    This is something I never even thought of to do with my Cricut, so I'm so happy I found you on this blog hop!
    I am now a happy follower!
    Lisa H.
    lisastuf.blogspot.com
    lisastuf at gmail dot com

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  85. A printed nameplate and menu are fancier than anything at my house! Fabulous set!

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  86. Your project is awesome! Such a Royal table setting! I'm a follower.

    Kristin
    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

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  87. This is great! Love all of the details!

    karenskapin at yahoo dot com

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  88. Very pretty Cynthia! Regal and inviting! Thank you for sharing!

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  89. I really like this. Excellent work! So nice to see something new! lclass003 at gmail dot com

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  90. I am a teacher, too...I'm a new follower. Love the table setting for this hop but I especially liked the subject cards. I've been thinking about doing something like that for my whiteboard where I write the daily homework. Thank you for the idea...Aloha, Annette
    amfahuna@gmail.com

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  91. I so enjoyed meeting you and getting to know you. I hope we can get to hang out again soon. I love your table set, the little favor is so adorable!!
    Big HUGS
    Cristi

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  92. cute idea! thanks for the chance to win!

    sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
    sweetlilscrapper@hotmail.ca

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  93. HI-it was so nice to meet you at the UStream (also known as UPstream) LOL. I'm a new follower. Creative blessings, Brynn brynnthornburgh@gmail.com http://www.flairandfrillscreativity.blogspot.com

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  94. A paper made napkin ring! What an amazing idea, I wish I had come up with that sooner! I love your royal set up

    -rwk
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  95. Love your ideas....very creative. Thanks for the chance to win this great stamp set.

    AnnCarolW@aol.com

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  96. Love your projects!!! Very creative...I am a new follower of yours. Would love it if you visited my blog and followed too:) Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  97. Fabulous idea! Love it.....I'm already a follower!

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  98. LOVELY projects!!! I'm a new follower and will be back, for sure! Thank you for sharing.

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  99. it looks like such an elegant party! so pretty!
    liz :o)

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  100. wonderful idea
    upnurse at aol dot com

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