Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tropical Parrot Layout

READ THE BOTTOM OF THE POST TO FIND OUT HOW TO WIN ALL THESE FREE FILES!


Hello Everyone!

Hope you're all having a wonderful week! What a week for me...my baby offically started high school!!! Man, time sure does fly!
Here is my project for this week's FCCB challenge. The challenge is "Tropical - Hot". I don't know about you, but where I live....it is HOT! So this fits nicely into the Central Florida weather during August.

So here is a view of the entire layout.
Here is a closeup of the Parrot. I designed him. He can be cut on your Cricut if you have SCAL or MTC.
Here is a closeup of the floral spray. I designed the leaves, bamboo and hibiscus. In fact the hibiscus flower was a giveaway file I did a few weeks back. So here's an idea on using it :-)
Here is a closeup of the Bird of Paradise I designed. Those flowers are just so unique in real life. Coming from a Northern state and moving south, I remember being so intrigued by all these different tropical flowers I had never seen before.
I will try and finish the "CRICUT VERSION" that I started soon!

Well that's it for today! I hope you will hop over to FCCB and check out what the Design team did this week! Some fabulously HOT projects! Be sure to enter yours too! As always, there are some fabulous prizes to give away!

Oh Yeah....last note: Don't forget to check out my DT CALL. I am so excited to get this next phase of fun going!

OKAY...I haven't given away any free files in the last couple of weeks...Getting ready for school, computer problems...etc, etc... I really feel bad about that....SO here is my olive branch.....

Leave a COMMENT ON THIS POST ONLY and one randomly drawn name will get ALL the files I created to make this page, sent to her!!!!!

That's the following: Parrot, Bamboo, Hibiscus, Bird of Paradise and ALL the greenery! So please be sure to leave a comment! I will leave this open until next week Friday, September 3rd!!!

You MUST be a follower of my blog and leave a comment...That's it :-)
In the meantime, I will work on getting some free files done and into your hot little crafting hands :-)

140 comments:

  1. I LOVE this LO, all of the elements are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing. Can't wait for the cricut version!!!!

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  2. Wow. I LOVE LOVE love all the element in this page. Thank you for sharing your talent with us
    Lisa

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  3. That is a beautiful page! It would be great to use with Parrot Jungle photos!

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  4. I absolutely love everything you do! The colours, the design, the layout are fabulous! You make me want to create!

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  5. WOW is all to say about this LO! I would love to have the svgs.
    TFS

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  6. I love this! Our favorite vacations are of the tropical variety. We love the Caribbean!

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  7. I love the pages! I want to win! Can use those for the cruise we just back from.

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  8. Your amazing!!! My mouth drops everytime I look at your layouts! You have got such great talent! I would love to win the cut files I have some pictures that would go great with this. Thanks! Leanne

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  9. Absolutely amazing! I love this layout. TFS

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  10. Beautiful work again, Melin! I would love to win these cut files! I'm glad you're back to posting again, missed seeing your creative ideas!

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  11. Beautiful layout. You are very talented and so willing to share. It would be fun to win if I am lucky enough.

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  12. That parrot is incredible! Absolutely love the colors--wow!

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  13. This is Beautiful! Thank you for the offering of such a wonderful file.........

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  14. WOW! This is a great layout. Fantastic job on all the little details!

    Pam

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  15. Exceptional work! I would love to use your files. Especially the parrot since we have one. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. My goodness, you are talented! Love your work
    Nanette
    Nanettesplace@comcast.net

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  17. You are absolutely amazing! I love this layout and would love to have the files, especially the parrot. Kathy

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  18. WOW what beautiful pages you are very very talented.

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  19. What a stunning layout!!! :) The techniques are simple yet captivating! I would love to win these files! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  20. What can I say, as always your page is beautiful. You are a very talented person and so willing to share your talent and time (because to make these files takes time) with everyone. Thank You. I also would love to win your files you designed to make this page. Love it.

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  21. I am so impressed by the quality of your work. I would love to win these files so I might achieve pages like yours.

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  22. Your layouts are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I especially LOVE the Fall one!!!!

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  23. I love all the colors in this layout! How very beautiful! I would love to win these files.

    Are they going to be for sale after the winner is drawn?

    Lori F

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  24. Your layouts are fabulous, and I love the files you created. I just signed up to follow your blog, and also to get your newsletter. I sure hope I win, because I would love to have the files you created.

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  25. What a gorgeous layout!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent.
    Brenda

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  26. Hi,
    Love the layout. You are so creative. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  27. WOW, I love the elements of your layout,they are fantastic!
    Thanks for sharing

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  28. That is one beautiful layout! You are so very talented!

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  29. This LO is so adroable! I like the bright colors and all. Thank you for a chance to win some of your fabulous creations.

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  30. Oh My Gosh--that is soooo cute!!

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  31. what a great!! layout went to San Diego It would be perfect for that

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  32. Your designs are fab!!! I love this one and the fall one...lol...heck, I love them all! Would love to win one!

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  33. I love your blog. You are very inspirational. I also live in FL (East Coast) and could certainly use these files. (fingers crossed) Thanks for your great shares.
    Jean

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  34. Wow, this is gorgeous. I would use the cuts for the album I am making for my kids' honeymoon to Hawaii. TFS!

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  35. I just ordered the Cricut Create and can't wait until it comes and I can cut with the cartridges and try making my own designs. I keep telling myself that all of you wonderful designers were beginners once too.

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  36. I just love your layout and would love to win the files you used to make it. I'm already a follower.

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  37. Everytime you design a layout its great. The detail is awesome and that parrot is so colorful. Can't wait to see the Cricut version. Of course if I was to win the actual files would be an added bonus. Thanks again.

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  38. Love the parrot, would love to win the entire set.

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  39. I love your 2 pg. layout, especially the parrot, he is darling. But haven't found the free file yet.

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  40. Love these files and would love to have them in my hot little hands :D I am and have been a follower. Love your work. :)

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  41. OMG...I love this!!! Having just returned from FL last friday night..and seeing this all in person, it has a soft spot in my heart. Birds of Paradise are my favorite flowers...all the die cut images are wonderful, and I would be so jazzed to be the lucky winner!! You do good work!! Hugs, Rockin Robin C

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  42. Love this LO!! I love all things tropical-such romance! TFS!!

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  43. Your page is fantastic......It would be so cool to win your cut files!!!

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  44. This layout is fabulous. The parrot and tropical flowers are so detailed. I love how you dress up your diecuts. Would love to win this set !

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  45. I have been staying at a hotel in Covington, KY for work for 3 weeks. There is this lovely parrot that resides in the atrium and he looks so much like your design! I would love to have him to put with my photos from this trip!

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  46. I have just found your blog and I can not get over how beautiful your work is. I can only hope to design my scrapbooks like yours. I am hoping you will pick me as the winner of the files. I lived in Ft. Walton Beach for a few years and loved it. We are in Mississippi now. Just not the same.

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  47. This is awesome! You amaze me how you create all thes terrific files! Great lo!

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  48. Love your art work. This two pages reminds me the Hawaii cruise I and my family took about a year ago. When we were at Waikiki Beach, we took a picture with a parrot. It is an unforgettable journey.

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  49. Your parrot and bird of paradise are stunning. Having grown up with bird of paradise around our house I considered them just a common not-too-attractive flower as a child but now I can appreciate just how unique they are. You captured them in such detail!

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  50. This layout is so beautiful. The colors are great.

    mylenew at gmail dot com

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  51. Wow....that parrot is wonderful....and Fantabulous!!!

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  52. Melin, this is gorgeous. I'm sure you know that already. You are such a fabulous artist!

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  53. Very nice I love the layout. Your work is just awesome!

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  54. To Linda MC- Be encouraged...you are absolutely right... We ALL started somewhere. I LAUGH when I look at my first pages! It's hard not to want to pull them out and re-do them! The things we used to do! Maybe we should have a segment on past pages...Ha, Ha, Ha! We would ALL get a good laugh!

    Thank you everyone for all the wonderfully sweet comments. I am so encouraged when I read them. You are all just WAY too kind! - Melin

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  55. Super cute LO!! I love the parrot!

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  56. Oh this is just so beautiful! I am working on a trip we took to the Zoo last year, and I have some beautiful pics of parrots that were there. This so reminds me of that. All your designs are just fabulous and I love looking at your work. Thank you for the chance to win these files, I so hope I am the lucky winner!
    Sandra Coe

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  57. This layout is just beautiful! I would love to win these files to make a page for my niece. She just celebrated her 17th Birthday and her theme was Hawaii-These would be perfect!!! *Hugs* and thanks for the opportunity. Alicia

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  58. Oh how excited I am that a friend shared your site with me! You really have some great pieces and I look forward to using them. Thank you for sharing your God given talent with others.

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  59. I just LOVE your pages...I would love to win any of your files... Thanks for a chance to win this one.
    Annel

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  60. This is absolutely fabulous! You are so talented. The colors on the parrot & flowers are beautiful...I would love to win these files. Thanks for sharing.
    Nancy

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  61. This is INCREDIBLE! Hats off to you. Can't wait to get it for my make the cuts.
    Thanks

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  62. It's HOT!!!! We too had a very hot summer here in PA.. the layout makes me think of Jimmy Buffet...lol..

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  63. Your work is incredible. I love the layout> Reminds me of Key West.

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  64. This is a real stand out layout. I absolutely love it. Now I need to recreate one of my own. I have Key West pics to scrap

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  65. This is a beautiful L.O. I would love to win the digi stamps but even if I don't could you please do a tutorial or something on how to use them. I do not have any idea how to do the digital stamps and would like to learn. I would definately be a beginner status but would love to learn. tfs

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  66. I love this, so beautiful and colorful. the details are quite breathtakeing.

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  67. What an awesome job you did on those trropical files. Thanks for the chance to win them. I follow you already, but I don't have a blog.

    Hugs,

    Carmen

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  68. I love your creation!!!!! The beautiful tropical colors, designs, and placement are gorgeous! Thank you.
    Lynn

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  69. I LOVE this layout. it reminds me of trips I took with my Mother to Hawaii and all the great memories . Just Love it!

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  70. I love the parrot and the colors you used to create him. I would love to win the cut files, thank you for the opportunity.

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  71. Once again you have created an amazing LO. The details and colors are perfect. This would be great for my pictures from Hawaii. My daughter and I had parrots on our shoulders and lap.

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  72. Beautiful layout! We have a Bird of Paradise growing in our yard... just gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity to win your amazing files :)

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  73. your layout is stunning - love all the details especially on the parrot !! and thanks for the freebies as well - much appreciated

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  74. This parrot is so grogeous! I am astounded by the care and detail you put into your designs. Thank you for sharing your talents.

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  75. Wow! I love the layout. The parrot is totally awesome! Such beautiful colors! Gorgeous flowers too! TFS!

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  76. I am so glad I have found this site. I hope your pastor continues to mend. In this day and age the
    evil one is out to get every one he can before his time runs out. Thank you for the sharing about your pastor and the Psalm and I really do like the cricut files you share as well as the spiritual digital files.

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  77. Colorful and gorgeous!!!Keep up the good work!!!

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  78. Melin,

    I love your parrott and the flowers. Got to learn how to do this- soon.

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  79. Wow what a great layout love your bird, great job, thanks for sharing

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  80. this is absolutely beautiful~!!!!! you do amazing work!

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  81. You are such a talented lady - and so generous to share those talents. These are absolutely beautiful and alive looking.

    wvcathy

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  82. INCREDIBLE Layout You do great work. I would love to win this for my own. Thanks for the work you do.

    Verna

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  83. Love this! Growing up we had a large bird of paradise in our front yard. I loved that plant. I now live in the mid-west, and really miss the beauty of Southern California. Thank you for this treat.

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  84. You are so creative! You inspire me. I would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

    Laura

    breyman at sbcglobal dot net

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  85. I just found this blog and it is way too cute. I just love your tropical layout. I would love to win. thanks Cathy scrappingatmills@yahoo.com

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  86. Love the layout I am heading for the Gold Coast in Australia for holidays next week and would be great for a scrapbook page Cheers knknewbie

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  87. It's a beuatiful page.You are very talent.
    I love the colours !!!!!!!!

    Thank You!!!!!!

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  88. My daughter recently turned 4 and we had a luau themed party and this design would be perfect. I hope I win!!

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  89. WOW1 I'm glad I found your site! Such great designs and wonderful work!

    Cheryl D.

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  90. This is a great site! Lots of cool ideas!

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  91. That parrot is so adorable! and I love the hibiscus flowers! Simply gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

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  92. This is a beautiful layout. I am sooo jealous! I love everything you do and hope to be like you when I grow up...lol. Thanks for a chance to win such great files.
    Jacque

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  93. You have a great gift God has given you. I follow your blog faithfully. You have inspired me to learn more about designing my own files. If I ever get to be half as good as you I'll be satisfied. Thank you for sharing you files & ideas with us.

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  94. I love the new layout. It looks like a tropical island and we where there. You have a great talent and I am so grateful that you share.

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  95. Wow, I love the LO. Your projects alway inspire me to try new ideas.

    :)

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  96. I don't know how you will pick w/so many comments.
    Your work is stunning! I wish I had a small portion of your talent & immagination.
    Kathy B

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  97. Love your LO and that parrot is adorable!

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  98. Thank you ladies for all your wonderful comments. They are truly appreciated! to scrapy1...I use random.org to pick a random winner. It would be impossible for me to pick just one person. In fact we are so close to 100 comments, that I think I will pick two winners. One for each 50 :-) May you all have a wonderfully crafty day! Melin

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  99. Your use of color makes my mouth water. Virgin pina colada anyone? Beautiful is not adequate enough!

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  100. Wow, what a great job. You always amaze me with your talent and inspiration. Thanks, Pam

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  101. Love this layout! You do wonderful work.

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  102. I love this layout. You really have talent when it comes to creating files. Love the parrot...

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  103. Love everything you have. I could spend hours looking and imagining what I could do. Thanks.
    Hugs,
    Linda

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  104. WOW!!!! I purchased a Cricut so I too could make & create however I feel like such a newbie when I come across such stunning work. Absolutely beautiful. I'm subscribing to the blog in hopes that your creative flair rubs off on me. Thank you so much for sharing your work with all of us!

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  105. Your work is just incredible! I wish I would just take the time to start learning my new bug.

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  106. Amazing. These files would be awesome for some Hawaii vacation pics. Fabulous.

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  107. So beautiful...would love to win this file. Thanks, Teresa E.

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  108. Love the colors and the great files.

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  109. beautiful layout. I love your parrot and the colors that you have used
    Thank you in advance
    EllenM

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  110. What an absolutely beautiful creation. I hope to someday to be able to have such beautiful creations!!!! Nice job!!! Angela :)

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  111. Your layouts are AMAZING!!! I absolutely LOVE all the detail you put into them!!!

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  112. i live in florida and the flowers you made are as beautiful and real as they are here. great job

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  113. You are so talented! This is GREAT!

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  114. I love your ideas and your files. Thanks for sharing

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  115. I would love to win.. This kinda looks like my Mango, she is a blue and gold Macaw. I have so many pictures of her but I do not have a file like this, would even love to purchase it if I don't win.
    Beautiful Work, by the way...
    Cathy

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  116. What can I say besides cute, cute, cute! TFS!

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  117. I love the colors you used. This is so cute. Thanks

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  118. I love your creations and the depth you are able to create with inks? or and chalks!!

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  119. O' I just subscribed to your blog. Wow, the parrot is amazing, love the colors and what you did with the Bird of Paradise. Would love to have a chance to win.
    Thanks for sharing this!

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  120. This has been a trying time subscribing to this blog.

    When I first saw this layout, I thought of my son and his new wife of 10 days. They got married August 21 and honeymooned in Jamaica which they returned on Saturday the 28th of August. This would be an awesome addition to their wedding album. They tried to get a blue Macaw to talk while they were there, but it wouldn't. They would absolutely love this layout. You are soooooooo very talented. You are an inspiration to all of us.

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  121. These is a beautiful tropical layout. I especially love the bird and the floral. Thanks for a great opportunity

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  122. i am continually surprised by what can be done with the cricut machine i purchased recently...i'm stunned. i'm grateful i found your site for inspiration and teaching. thank you. these are completely lovely. my mouth is still open wondering how you ever did this!

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  123. Just found your blog. Love the LO. It would be great for my dgc who had their pic taken with a parrot on vacation.

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  124. WOW this is a stunning layout!! I love the colors and the elements are adorable!

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  125. I just discovered your blog. Wow...you have some great cards and scrapbook pages. I really like this page. The flowers are so beautiful. I've just subscribed and I would love a chance to win. Do you sell any of your files?

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  126. Really cute SVG files! Would love to win. Really enjoy your work!!

    Kasot@aol.com

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  127. Wow awesome job...it's so wonderful that there are crafters like you will to share with others.
    Thank you

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  128. So cute! You are so talented!

    Judy Baker

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  129. I am probably too late to enter the giveaway but I couldn't let this opportunity go by. This layout is stunning and the files are so creative. Lots and lots of work of "not so everyday" items. Thankyou for the inspiration you continue to give us all.

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  130. Love your files and so much inspiration. Thank you for the free files and digi stamps too.

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  131. I just found your link and such awesome things to do!! I hope I can make something look half as good. I am still learning and oh so much to learn,. Thanks, Jean

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  132. Not sure if I missed the entry for "Road Trip". This would be perfect for my daughter who is getting her license this week. She needed hours for her license so she and her 21 year old sister took a road trip to Texas to visit their grandmother.

    If I missed the entry, will you have this available as a kit later??

    Mary

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  133. Hi!
    This would make a wonderful spread for my trip to Costa Rico. Please send me the files if it's not too late. Thanks September 6, 2010
    Carolyn L
    cdltfl@msn.com

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  134. Hello, I just found you today and have signed all the newsletters and followers. LOVE LOVE your designs and can't waite untill I can make some of them. Have you booked marked and on my fav list.
    Thanks for all the good work you do.
    Hugs
    MaryNell

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  135. Wow this layout is so beautiful, I would love to win it, it I am not too late!
    kschenckATbresnanDOTnet

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  136. omg... this is gorgeous, I just love your chalk shading... you must run out of chalk often.... I think I have had my chalks for over 13 years... LOL!!!!

    - dalis

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  137. Very striking! Would look great in my Hawaii Honeymoon scrapbook! Love the road trip one, too. Every thing you do is gorgeous!

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  138. incredible layout. love the parrot. this would be perfect for out st martin vacation pictures. so many beautiful birds there.

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  139. Your work is Scraptabulous and so is the blog candy. TFS

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