Friday, February 27, 2015

Coffee Lover's Hop

Awwwwwwwww.........
 "Two cats can live as cheaply as one, and their owner has twice as much fun."
                                                                             -----------Lloyd Alexander 

Hi, Friends......

I am back with a card for Amy Tsuruta's Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  In case you are not familiar with this event, there are tons of stops on the hop with lots of coffee (and other hot beverage) goodness and inspiration.....and tons of prizes, too.  Some prizes you can win by leaving a comment (like right here on my blog entry)...and some you win by entering a springy, hot beverage-themed project.  The hop is open for comments and entries through Friday, March 6, 2015.  So.....grab a cup and join in!!!!



I'll be sharing some extra coffee cat photos today.  I hope you enjoy them.




Last Coffee Lovers Hop, back in October, I was lucky enough to win a Stamplorations coffee (and other beverage)-themed stamp set (Eat Drink Be Merry), so naturally I wanted to use it for this hop.  :)  (THANKS, Stamplorations, for being such a generous sponsor!!)

I decided a big sunrise would be perfect for a springy coffee card.  Recently, I was wowed by Dawn Heald's fabulous technique for making these sun rays.  I had to try it!!  It's such a fun and easy technique and.....uses scraps....YAY!!!  :)  I dry embossed them with my Darice - Interlocking Circles folder...and inked them with Distress Ink - Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick to give the dry embossing a little bit more definition.  I added some thrift store lace and bling for fun.  Hope you like it.  :)

Okay, now for a little RAK giveaway to sweeten up your day.  I'll try to make it more appealing than the little RAKs I find on my back door mat from my outside cats!!!  Ha.  How does this look?
 

Okay....to enter the random drawing for this little prize, please leave a comment here on this post indicating to me that you would like to win this prize and PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS (in code is fine) by 11:59 pm PDT Sunday, March 8, 2015.  If I don't have an email address for you, I can't notify you that you have won.  If I can't notify you, I will have to redraw.  I don't want you to miss out!




Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate all your kind comments. Did you know I also have another RAK going on? It's on my Unity FWF post. Hey, it's my birthday today and I can de-stash if I want to!! :)

Here's one more coffee cat for you:


Have a lovely day and beginning of your weekend!!!
<3
Janis 

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
I will find some more challenges soon.... :)


Okay, one last shot for you. My craft table has been taken over by Mount Heap-opotamoose, so sorry for the mess. This is the coffee mug I am using today. I have a big collection of kitty mugs to choose from, but the Le Chat ones are some of my faves.

See the Piroulines in background?  BD surprise from daughter and granddaughter.   :)

105 comments:

  1. Lovely card, the rhinestones are the perfect finishing touch.

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    1. Thank you, Ann, for your visit. I appreciate you mentioning the rhinestones. I thought they looked nice on there, too.

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      Janis

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  2. You made a stunning card with your goodies, Janis, and that was a fun post full of photos!! But mostly, I just want to come visit your craft room: your mug looks like it is sitting on a pan of frosted brownies and in the background I see my favorite rolled Pirowhatsit cookies!! (I'll sit out your generous prize, you know, b/c of Mt. NBUS over here at my place!) Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Thank you, Darnell!! You are such a sweetie! Thank you for the nice spin on my rumpled up table cover....a frosted brownie! LOVE it!! :)

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      Janis

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  3. Fabulous, just fabulous card. Love all your sweet photos too, so fun.

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    1. Thanks so much for your sweet words, Kim!!!!

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      Janis

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  4. Such cute images on your blog... what a fun project for the hop!

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    1. Thanks, Lynda!!! I am so glad you stopped by!!!

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      Janis

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  5. Oh my- those cat pictures are adorable! Lovely card- like how you've separated the sun rays with the lace!

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    1. Thank you, Keren! I appreciate you mentioning the lace. I really liked what it added to the rays.

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      Janis

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  6. Great card! And I'd love to win your freebies, thx! kellyjeanstamps@gmail.com

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    1. Hooray, KellyJean, you are entered!!! Thanks so much for your visit!!!

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      Janis

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  7. The card is adorable! Lissag123@verizon.net

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    1. Thank you, Lissa. You gave me an email addy, but didn't mention if you want to be entered or not. So please let me know if you want your name thrown in the hat.

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      Janis

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  8. LOL your cat photos are great. I loVe your terrific card. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}
    dmcardmaker {at}{GMAIL}{dot}{com}

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    1. Thank you, Dawn. I am delighted that you liked my cat photos and my card.
      Not sure if you want to be entered in my giveaway or not since you left your email addy but didn't mention the giveaway. Please LMK if you do.

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      Janis

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  9. Love the sentiment on this adorable card! Your cats are adorable too!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lori!!! I hope you will come back and visit often.

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      Janis

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  10. I enjoyed all the fun photos! Your sunrise is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you for mentioning the sunrise, Kara. I appreciate your kind words!!!

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      Janis

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  11. Ha! Such fun kitty photos! And such a SWEET card!

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    1. Thanks so much, Shelly. I am so glad you enjoyed the kitties!!

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      Janis

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  12. I love your background and the sentiment rocks. Love STAMPlorations stamps too!!

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    1. Thank you, Jerrie! Stamplorations is a fabulous company. Thanks for stopping by!!!

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      Janis

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  13. haha...love all the coffee cats! Yay for using your prize from the last hop!
    Awesome card...I love the colors!
    Thanks for joining in the fun♡

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    1. Thank you so much, Amy, for ALL the work you put into this. SO MUCH FUN!!!! I appreciate you making the effort to visit all the entries. Wow!!!

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      Janis

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  14. Thank you for sharing your pretty spring card and for offering a giveaway. I'm most definitely interested! Have a wonderful weekend.
    (clayandamy@sbcglobal.net)

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    1. Thanks so much, Amy. You are entered. I appreciate your nice words.

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      Janis

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  15. What a great card! I adore that stamped sentiment!

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    1. Thanks, Celeste!! Your kind words make me smile.

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      Janis

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  16. Lovely card. I like the addition of the lace. I will be checking out the technique link--I am always looking for new ideas to share.
    I am not a coffee drinker but had a cup once in college and felt like the Whoah cat photo.
    Thanks for the chance at your RAK.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hilarious, Sue!!! @@ lol...
      Thanks so much for your nice comment. You are entered. :)

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      Janis

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  17. Fantastic card, and the coffee cats had me giggling. Sweet RAK, too! Caffeinatedpapercutsatgmaildotcom

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    1. Thanks, Jen. It was a lot of fun choosing kitty photos for this post. :)
      You are entered!

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      Janis

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  18. your card is very pretty. i love the added lace.

    resatwo at sbcglobal dot net

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    1. Thank you so much, Teresa. Please let me know if you want to be in my giveaway....I do see your email addy, but no mention if you are interested.

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      Janis

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  19. LOL all these coffee kitties are crackin me up! I LOVE the starburst you've created on your card! one of my favorites of the entire hop

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    1. Your wonderful comment really made my day, Paula! Thanks so much!!!

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      Janis

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    1. Thank you so much, Jessica!!!!

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  21. Love the way you did your background and the lace forming the rays, very pretty!!

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    1. Thank you, Davi!!! I appreciate your visit and sweet comment.

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      Janis

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  22. Fabulous post! kitty kitty ♥
    Gorgeous card. The background is stunning ! Oh...yummie candy too keelalagirlatgmaildotcom

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    1. Your nice words make me purr all over!!!
      You are entered!! :)

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      Janis

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    1. Thank you, Ivy. I appreciate you stopping by!!

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  24. Love your card, Janis, the colors are beautifully worked! Love even more your cat and the cat jokes(or truths). My cat brings me ribbon on a spool, paint in the small bottles and anything else he can pick up and carry in his mouth through the house. Not sure if he is telling me I should be busy or weather he is giving his approval. He hid my mat knife...it was gone for weeks until I found it under a carpet in the living room...not in the same room as the table it was on. Have a wonderful Sunday and happy hopping!

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    1. Thank you, Sylvia, for your visit and for your fabulous tales of your kitty's antics!!! What a little rascal. :) I loved coming to visit your blog and seeing your fabulous backgrounds. I pinned a ton of them.

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      Janis

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  25. Gorgeous sunburst, fabulous colors, awesome use of ribbon. nance459 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thank you, Nancy, for such a sweet comment. I see you left your email addy....do you want to be entered in my giveaway? Please LMK. :)

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      Janis

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  26. I Love your card, the colors are wonderful, the lace and Love your cat photos and the cat jokes(or truths). Would put the prize to work right away if I won. TFS.
    avonsherry2003@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Sherry!!! I appreciate your nice words!
      You are entered. :)

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      Janis

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  27. LOL!!! Too funny! Love all your cat shots along with the card. RAK is nice, thank you. onecraftystamper@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for enjoying the cat funnies. Cats are such great animals!!!
      You are entered! :)

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      Janis

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  28. So pretty and what a fabulous design. Thanks for the chance to win some candy. hollysilva911@hotmail.com

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    1. Thank you, Holly. I am so delighted you dropped by.
      You are entered! :)

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      Janis

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  29. I had the MOST fun here! LOVE the coffee cats!! Also LOVE that FAB card!! Thanks for sharing the technique... bookmarked it to try in the near future! Thx for the fab blog candy! (thanks for not including the kitty's offerings!!hahaha!) dcomer1@gmail.com

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    1. Your wonderful comment made my day, D.Ann!!!
      You are entered!!! :)

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      Janis

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  30. Loved all the pix of the kitties! Very cute! And, wow! Your card is simply amazing. Love all the colors of your bright Spring sunrise, and such a sweet (prize) cup! Well done! Bev

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    1. Thank you so much. Your comment made me do a Happy Dance!!!
      You are entered!! :)

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      Janis

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  31. That first pic with the two kittens in the mugs is ADORABLE!! Anyway, such a fun card. The sunrise is perfect for a spring themed card (and it goes with the morning coffee theme, too). I'd love to win the prize; thanks so much for the chance to win. And Happy Birthday to you!
    hmills22@gmail.com

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    1. I love those precious babies in the cups, too. So sweet!!! Thanks so much for your visit and lovely comment.
      You are entered!!! :)

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      Janis

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  32. Another fun background technique to add to your repertoire Janis! So fun and I love the addition of the lace! Have to say that the coffee cats add to the fun!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

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    1. Thanks so much, Karen!!! This technique isn't quite as versatile as some of my others, but I know I will have fun with it. Scraps scraps scraps!! Hehehe.
      You are entered!! :)

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      Janis

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  33. Wow this was such a funny post to read. Awesome card but I also loved all those cat images, how funny. Thank you for the chance to win that blogcandy. anjacurvers@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Anja!! Glad you enjoyed the cats!!!

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      Janis

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  34. Hi!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet comments! I am now a follower, too. :)
    Happy Belated Birthday!
    Little_teapot@live.com

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    1. Thanks, Little Teapot!! I appreciate so much you becoming a follower.

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      Janis

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  35. All your little kitty pictures have me smiling away! Fun card too

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    1. So glad to bring you a smile today!! Thanks so much for your visit!!!

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      Janis

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  36. Hi Janis, great job on the rays paper piecing. That is such a fun technique. Love your card. Would love to be included in the giveaway. I didn't leave my email on the FWF post, cos I'm following, and you know where I lurk cos you leave lovely commentz, but just in case I am craftynomad at gmail dot com. Hugz

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    1. Thank you, Gail, for pointing me in the right direction for this technique!!
      You are entered. Thanks for letting me know for sure you wanted in on the giveaway. :)

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      Janis

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  37. Hey Janis :) Love the sunrise card and I need that saying for Kevin and I! The cat pics are too funny and I can SO relate to the need for coffee this morning. I would love to be in your giveaway drawing, so my email is cpuckett87 at yahoo dot com. What a fun birthday card for Cathy D too. Your blogging and pics always inspire me to try something crafty :)

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    1. Hey....somebody I know in real life!!! :)
      Christy, you can totally borrow this stamp set! I will try to remember to bring it to church Sunday. Thanks so much for your sweet comment!!
      You are entered.

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      Janis

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  38. Love the coloring on your card (& the stamp is awesome - coffee is my favorite drink!). And all the cat funnies are just plain fun. (I have a small parrot who thinks he's a kitty. lol). I would love to be in your drawing (rebyah1@gmail.com). Have a beautiful day (& happy belated birthday!). :-)

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    1. Rebecca, your parrot sounds so fun and funny!!! I would love to hear more abt him!!! Thanks so much for your nice words.
      You are entered!

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      Janis

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  39. I love all those cat images! Your card is beautiful , I love the idea of gorgeous lace sunrays with rhinestones! Would love to be in your drawing prize, my email is jain161169@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you, Vinita. I appreciate your comment so much!!!
      You are entered!!

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      Janis

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  40. What a beautiful card - love the background! Of course I was distracted by all the adorable cat photos! I'm a cat fanatic myself! I make a lot of cat cards - out of the 5 cards I made for the hop (so far), 4 of them feature cats hehe, the other one has a bunny! Thanks for the chance for your candy. fitkitty1@gmail.com

    I think I will like your blog very much so I'm joining as a follower! Wishing you a purrfect day!

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    1. Thank you, KT!!! I consider this high praise from a cat lover and prolific card maker!! Thanks so much for becoming a follower. We cat people need to make a group of some kind.
      You are entered!

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      Janis

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  41. Your card is adorable! I love the pretty colors! I would love to win your prize, because then I could tell my FOUR crafting companion kitties all about it, and then they would proceed to sniff the prize then bite the plastic wrappers. So, it would be a treat for them too! I'll have to become a follower now!
    Michele
    crimsonowl@charter.net

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    1. Thanks, Michele!!! Hehehee.....just the other day I found one of my tribe of cats chewing on a bag of papers I had sorted for a color challenge!!! Gnaw....gnaw....gnaw.... Naughty Brian!! He might still be teething...he is not a year old yet. Give some sweet coochies to your babies for me.
      You are entered!!

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      Janis

      PS.......I didn't see where your name showed up in my followers. I am having trouble with email subscriptions, so you might try again if that's how you followed. Thanks!!!

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  42. So creative and gorgeous! I adore your card, beautiful work! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Annie!!! I appreciate your visit!!!

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  43. Love your creative sun background, very pretty card!

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    1. Thank you so much!! Your nice words mean a lot to me!!

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  44. Very clever design, your card is like a ray of sunshine on a Spring day ;-)
    Cute cat pics too.

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    1. Your sweet comment brings sunshine along with it, too!!! Thank you!!!

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      Janis

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  45. Too fun all the kitty photos - so appropriate :) -- Great use of the STAMPlorations set too!

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    1. Hehehe.....Glad you liked the kitties!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      Janis

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  46. Cutie kitties, I'll take mine black or with milk! Love your card and the bright colors!

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    1. Your sweet comment made me smile. Thank you so much!!!

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  47. Something tells me there should be a cat lovers blog hop! I do have some cat stamps! I love your glorious sunrise card!

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    1. GREAT IDEA!!!! I am totally in for a Cat Lovers Blog Hop!!! I had been thinking the same sort of thing. :)
      Thanks so much for your lovely comment!!!

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      Janis

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  48. Lovely card!!very fun pic☺

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    1. Thank you so much, DouDou!!!!

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  49. fun card, love the background

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    1. Thank you, Ceal. I appreciate you stopping by!

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  50. what a cute card.. love how you used the ribbon..

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  51. lol well were not the only one who loves coffee. teehee. Great card. I love the lace add. jeria22@yahoo.com

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Have a lovely day!
<3
Janis