Saturday, August 1, 2009

Let's Celebrate Plain Jane Style!


There is an Anni-Verve-Sary party going on today! Verve Stamp Company is 2 years old! The hop started at Verve's blog, so come hop on board and see over 5 dozen projects that are sure to get your Verve on!

I've been waiting for the right time to blog about this project and when the opportunity came to join in the anniversary blog hop for Verve I knew it was time.

My blog hop project today uses all Plain Jane Bible verses from Verve. I saw this project at Susan Roberts gallery on Splitcoaststampers and went to her blog to get the details. I decided to make one for my mother as a Christmas present...in 2008. Yep, I just now finished it and I have the blog hop to thank. Using sketches would have made this a whole lot faster. LOL



The two cards shown in the picture above use the latest Plain Jane release for Psalm 121:1-2 (hanging on box) and Hebrews 11:1 (in front of box). And I'll give the details below, but first here's a slide show of the whole year.




Hebrews 11:1 Card Details:

Ingredients:
Stamps: PJ Hebrews 11:1, Up, Up and Away, CTMH True Happiness (grass)
Ink: Brilliance Tuxedo Black, SU! More Mustard, Ruby Red, Garden Green (Sponged on tree), Old Olive (sponged hill and grass)
Paper: Brocade Blue, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Mohawk CC/98 Bright White Smooth
Accessories: Sissix Texturz Plate Tween Lattice, SU! Jumbo Pewter Eyelets, Nestabilities Classic Large Circle, SU! Pastels (Ruddy Red, Mustard, Green, Dark Brown on Balloon), 3 different dimensionals (thick square pop dots, SU! dimensionals and 3M 1/8" foam)

Psalm 121:1-2 Card Details:

Ingredients:
Stamps: PJ Psalm 121:1-2
Ink: Brilliance Tuxedo Black and Brocade Blue Old Olive and Ranger Tea Dye Ink (brayed onto respective SU! cardstock for flower and lattice edge), Creamy Caramel and chocolate chip (Smoosh emboss technique bg paper)
Paper: Mohawk CC/98 Bright White Smooth, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: MS Hydrangea 3-in-1 and Hydrangea punches, EK Success Arched Lattice edger punch, CB Script EF, SU! Jumbo Pewter Eyelets, Nestabilities Labels Large, Stickles Frosted Lace, SU! Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon.

A note about the flowers. I wanted to wear down the fibers in the paper so they would resemble Prima flowers. My attempt was feeble in getting a soft look, but they still go well with the aged look of the background paper. After crumpling up the paper I laid it flat and brayed matching ink onto it giving dimension to the paper. I punched them out and then sponged Old Olive on the edges of both colored flowers. A spent blossom on a hydrangea turns green. My flowers are in the process. LOL I sponged Ranger Tea Dye ink around the edges, then did the same to the lattice border.

The only thing I'd change would be to make the "seam" in the background look like two pages by layering a second one on top of the other. Unfortunately I already put the eyelet on and didn't want to waste a great background and eyelet.

Next Hop:
Thanks for stopping by. You're next jump is over at Amy Sheffer's blog, Pickled Paper Designs. She has the most amazing projects and I'm sure she will have us all in awe! Have fun!

Update: I made up a sketch sheet for myself so I can make more of these to send to other family members. I'd like to share that with you if you decide to make this box. There's nothing special to the sketches I used, but coming up with them was the hardest part. LOL

180 comments:

  1. *thud* Wow!! This is amazing!!!!!

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  2. Wow! You were busy!! Love them all!

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  3. Wow Wow Wow!! What a fantastic project and gift!!!

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  4. This is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Holy Cow, Janelle, I'm still picking up my jaw off the floor. THAT IS INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL! WOW! I'm so hoping to CASE that in the near future!

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  6. What a beautiful set...your Mom won't want to send them! : ) Fantastic use of those Plain Janes....nothing "plain" about them! Dana

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  7. Beautiful! What a fantastic idea - amazing!

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  8. Oh my gosh!!!! I am going to save this and come back to study more closely later. I think this would be the perfect gift for all of my bible study girls!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  9. What a wonderful project - I love every bit of it!

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  10. Where to begin. You are too cool! I love the slide show! I really like what you did with the up up & away set. The two toned tree is AWESOME!

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  11. What a great project! The cards are beautiful! Thank u for sharing!

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  12. Oh my goodness!!! This is absolutely incredible!! What a wonderful gift!!

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  13. Oh my goodness! This is absolutely amazing!!! Each of your cards are so beautiful and the attention to detail is fantastic!

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  14. This is AMAZING! I love your idea of creating a gift using the Plain Janes. A definate project to case.

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  15. Oh my! What a lovely project! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  16. WOW, you really did a fantastic job on ALL of your cards!!! Your attention to detail is amazing!!

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  17. Wow, what a delightful surprise to find this awesome project on the blog hop!! Amazing work, TFS!!

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  18. Absolutely beautiful! Fine craftsmanship. Truly breath taking.

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  19. oh my goodness, this is wonderful! Love your calendar box, love the colours!

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  20. HOLY COW, Janelle, I am in awe!!! This is amazing...I'm drooling here!

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  21. This is just gorgeous....love it!

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  22. Great job. This has been fun looking at all the ideas.

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  23. Oh my word, Janelle! This is pure fabulousness! Love all the details and the slide show of all the cards. Gorgeousness! :)

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  24. Holy smokes, this is incredible! I love the concept of having a verse for each month's card. And what a stylish place to keep them, too! Fantastic job!

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  25. Absolutely incredible!! I'm filing this idea under To Do in my mind!! Thank you!!

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  26. Janelle you put so much love and effort into this project. I love it.

    thanks much

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  27. what an awesome project, I luv this idea....great job!

    enjoy *~*

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  28. Your box and cards are beautiful. Love these verses

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  29. Incredible project. You have put a lot of effort into this. Love it. Marion

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  30. wow,you Mother is going to be one happy lady when she opens that present. Those cards are simply gorgeous!

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  31. WOW this is one amazing and inspiring project. Love the way you decorated each saying and that box it so cool.

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  32. What a treasured gift this will be! Simply amazing!

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  33. Oh wow; what an amazing project!!!

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  34. Wow your coloring is amazing! love these!

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  35. Wow! She is going to love this. It's just beautiful and so thoughtful!

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  36. Oh, Wow. That is such an incredible idea. I may have to case this. TFS!!!!!!!

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  37. This is one amazing project!! VERY beautiful!!

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  38. WOW, so gorgeous - what an amazing project!!

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  39. The flowers look good. Super use of color and a great gift idea!

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  40. Very nice! Great gift!
    Jill

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  41. This is a great set!! The flowers are beautiful. Great color combo and gift set.

    Shelly :)
    Manitoba, Canada

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  42. I love, love, love these cards and the box! Just excellent!

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  43. I'm completely in LOVE with your cards and project! Just gorgeous, thanks for sharing!

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  44. I Love this project and the cards! Thank you

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  45. Great cards and thanks for video of others!
    Love those verses

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  46. That is quite a project! Great work! Off to the next stop!

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  47. Your perseverance paid off - great project

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  48. Awesome idea and I liked reading all of the verses. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Love the idea, your colors and papers used are beautiful.
    Louise

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  50. Oh my GOSH! This is GORGEOUS! I love this idea of changing out the front of the box when the mood strikes. WOW!

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  51. This is AWESOME!!! I absolutely love it!

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  52. You have been one Vervey busy gal! Wonderful sneak peeks!
    Kavi Coulson
    kavicul@yahoo.com

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  53. Fantastic project! Really love it! :)

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  54. this project is just fantastic!!!!!! And the slideshow is superb as well!

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  55. What a gorgeous project! My mom would ADORE something like that! Thanks for sharing!

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  56. Love that recipe box. Fab job!

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  57. Verve Stamps are fairly new to me and I love them. I'm always excited to see something new created with them.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  58. I love this whole project! I'm so glad to "find" these stamps.

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  59. This is fantastic!!! I love everything about it!

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  60. Wow! This project is fabulous! What a wonderful idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  61. I love this - great project and such a wonderful idea!

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  62. Great project. Your mom is going to love it.

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  63. What a wonderful and thoughtful gift! Beautiful project.

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  64. Wow! What a fab idea and the project is BEAUTIFUL!

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  65. I just love your gift! Wonderful job!

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  66. What a wonderful gift. I know a few people who would love this!

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  67. Oh, what a fabby gift! Gorgeous!

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  68. Just lovely....absolutely lovely.

    Glad to now be a follower!

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  69. I love this box! Awesome. I will have to give it a try!

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  70. Ok lets give this woman a standing ovation! BRAVO!!! BR-t

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  71. What an awesome project! Bravo on finishing and all of your cards in the slide show are beautiful!

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  72. Incredible! Your mother will love this!

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  73. What a beautiful gift and lovely project. Thank you for sharing it.

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  74. Fabulous artwork! I just rec'd the Up & Away set. This is great inspiration!! Thanks!

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  75. Oh, so much beautiful work. I'm sure your mother will enjoy it!

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  76. HOLY COW - this is AWESOME and beautiful - I LOVE IT! TFS

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  77. Wow! I just love what you did with this box! Absolutly stunning!

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  78. Wonderful! I love the idea of a Bible verse box. Thank you for the lovely presentation.

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  79. What an amazing idea. I may be following your time frame to get this done for a gift. This is an awesome idea.

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  80. Love the card with the Hebrews quote especially!

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  81. WOW, what a great project. It is very pretty. I know your mother will love it. I like the Psalm 121 stamp.

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  82. The box of cards arranged by months is a great idea. The Bible verses could be used with so many different card scenes. It would be a wonderful gift.

    Happy Verve Day.

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  83. CUTE! CUTE! CUTE! CUTE! CUTE! Great idea! Well done! :)
    Kim Smith

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  84. WOW! What a fabulous project! I'll bet your Mother will love it and over look it being late! ;D

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  85. perfect! bet your mom adores this

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  86. I love your prayer box. What a great way to save your special versus. Thanks for sharing.

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  87. Perfect in every way!!! Stunning, stunning project!!!

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  88. I love this box! What a great idea. Thank you for sharing this.
    Sylvia

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  89. Wow what a lot of work, but so worth it! This is just a priceless gift of heart!

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  90. What a fantastic project! Beautiful use of this new set! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  91. I really love that box organizer!

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  92. Beautiful project - it looks like a lot of love went into it!

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  93. Wow, you did alot.......stunning!!!

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  94. What a magnificent project - it's beautiful beyond description!

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  95. Awesome! Great things come in time...

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  96. What an absolutely fabulous project!

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  97. Wow, wow, wow! What an incredible project! Your mother will absolutely LOVE this -- even if it is a year late -- LOL! Thanks.

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  98. How beautiful...very nice job!

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  99. I hope this works. For some reason Firefox won't all me to leave comments on this type of comment system. I had to exit and go into explorer. :) your card is beautiful! I really love that monthly box you created, also.

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  100. This was a wonderful idea. I need an organizer like this myself!

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  101. This is stunning! You did a wonderful job!

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  102. What a great way to start things hopping.

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  103. Wow, you put a lot of work into your project. Good Job!!!
    Faye

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  104. What a great project, and your cards are lovely.

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  105. I just love everything about the cards and holder! great idea!

    Lorene H

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  106. I, too, had to sign out of Firefox and into Explorer for some reason. Anyway, what great stuff! Love the colors, the projects, and the fact that I'm not the only one who sometimes gets a tad behind :)

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  107. Great project Janelle. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  108. These cards are beautiful and inspiring! Thanks for sharing your lovely projects.

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  109. Your idea is simply fantastic!! This would make
    an outstanding Christmas gift. Wow, I am
    really excited about your idea. Your designs
    are also wonderful. Thank you for all you
    hard work. Bless you!!

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  110. These are amazing cards and the project is a wonderful idea. Tons of work in there so thanks for the inspiration!

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  111. What an awesome project!! I love it.

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  112. What a great idea, your mother will love it!

    Cazzy x

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  113. What a beautiful, inspirational set, Jeanelle! I love it and I'm sure you're mom will, too. TFS

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  114. How cute is this!! Great job on everything.

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  115. I love your card box...terrific!!

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  116. what a great project!!! it's so pretty!!

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  117. Love the cards and great box idea!

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  118. Wow! These are great! Neat project.

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  119. Oh wow, wow, wow!!! This is absolutely the best!!!! LOVe the box and all the scriptures!!! Every single card is gorgeous! What a project!!!

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  120. These are gorgeous! I really love your style!

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  121. Janelle what a blessed gift this is. THoughtful, beautiful, useful. FABULOUS!

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  122. This would make a thoughtful gift. love the brown and blue together

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  123. Great projects. Great colors! Where do you come up with these ideas?

    Chris R. from Iowa

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  124. Yeah, like WOW! I'm sure your Mom will say it was well worth the time you put into it! Gorgeous!

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  125. wow, that is just beautiful!!!!!!!!!

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  126. Love these verses! Your Mom will LOVE the box. Thanks for sharing.
    Janet
    moosisk@hotmail.com

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  127. Oh Man, I am stunned AND LOL at least it's DONE!!!! LOL

    GREAT PROJECT And SO well put together....

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  128. These verses are fantastic. Thanks for sharing! I'm glad you did that box and not me..........lol

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  129. Wow. I can see why it took so long to finish. This is wonderful.

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  130. All I can say is that your mom must have thought that the gift was worth the wait! WOW! What a wonderful gift. The cards are as wonderful as the box you created for them to be stored in

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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  131. Bookmarking this one. Worthwhile waiting for as it is so beautiful. Happy 'verveday'.

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  132. wow, what a wonderful gift idea :) a little intimidating but you did such a beautiful job on it i am so inspired! thank you for sharing!

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  133. I really like this box and cards. I love the way the flowers turned out

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  134. What a great way to share lots of designs. They are beautiful.

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  135. i'm sure mom loves this!!..tfs..loves y Gail

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  136. Oh my gosh, Janelle! What an amazing project!!

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  137. Beautiful job! Your mother is going to love this!

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  138. Oh my goodness! This is awesome! I'll have to case this for sure.

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  139. What great cards!! I love your layouts!!

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  140. WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! I LOVE THIS PROJECT!! What a great idea!!

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  141. I love this project. I hope you don't mind if I stamplift it? lol.. It turned out beautiful..

    Wishing you abundant blessings,
    tami

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  142. Wow, fabulous project! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  143. this is fabulous and so beautiful. what a perfect gift ... thanks for the ideas :)

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  144. Wow! What a lot of work! These are all just gorgeous!!

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  145. what a terrific project - your mom is soooo lucky!

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  146. Absolutely AMAZING girl!! What a fantastic gift!!!

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  147. What a fabulous project. Love teh box and the great cards that you can hang outside of the box... very creative! TFS!

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