Monday, November 23, 2009

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up with Strings...

These are a few of my faaaavorite things!

Can you feel it in the air? The holiday season is definatley here....Christmas is just a few weeks away! Belles 'n Whistles is proud to present yet another fabulous set of Christmas stamps by the talented Elisabeth Bell! Join us on this Blog-Hop as the Belles 'n Whistles Design Team shows you the new, sweet and classic Christmas designs that will be available for purchase later today in the Belles 'n Whistles store. The designs are precious and the stamps are limited in number for this year's release! Pre-sales begin later today and orders will ship out next week, starting December 3rd.

Hop along for a peak at the new stamps as well as some wonderful gift and gift wrapping ideas! Leave comments along the way and stop back here at the Belles 'n Whistles blog to finish the hop. Be sure to leave a comment on this post as well for a chance at winning a complete set of the wonderful stamps!

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!

Thought I'd show you one of the cute designs from the first Christmas release, called Jingle Bells! Colored with Copics and embellished with Ice Stickles and little fuzzy pompoms, this cute little elf is making sure that Santa's reindeer are well fed and ready for their magical flight!

This decorated gift bag was easy-schmeezy to put together though is sure to brighten it's recipients day, as will the special gift I've crafted that is inside the bag! I'll share this gift idea with you in one of my upcoming posts next week sometime! ;D

Let's get you off on your blog-hopping adventure! Remeber these few important things:

  • Visit each of the DT's blogs, in the order in which you are sent.
  • Leave a comment at each blog
  • Finish here on this post again and when you do, be sure to leave a comment! One lucky winner will be drawn to receive a complete set of this newly released Christmas Collection! The winner will be announced here on Thursday, November 26th...Thanksgiving!
  • *** The comment I'd like you to leave here is this: Which of the new Christmas stamps in this blog-hop is your faaaavorite?! ***

Okie doke! Off you go to start the Christmas Release II Blog-Hop! You'll be visiting the wonderfully talented Kathrin's blog first. And here's the rest of the blog-hop order, in case you get lost along the way:

1 - Kathrin
2 - Jacque
3 - Lynda
4 - Anki
5 - Iris
6 - Jodi
7 - Lilian
8 - Nikki
9 - Rosette
10 - Erin
11 - Kathy
12 - Susan

Dont forget to comment here when you're done! ;D

Summer =)

91 comments:

  1. Wow summer!! It's Beau-ti-ful!! What lovely ecorations you put on!! Yummy!! Thanks for another beautiful release, I'm so loving them!! And you customers.. hurry up on pre ordering.. I don't want you to get disappointed!! They will not last forever!! hehe x

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  2. Summer, this bag is just adorable! I can hear the little bells and smell the oakmeal... Also I have to say thank you for such a wonderful new release and for giving me the chance to be in this team and work with the most beautiful stamps around!
    Big hugs to you!
    Kathrin aka Kruemel

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  3. Hi Summer! What a fun blog hop this is! ALL of your DT members did a great job showcasing your new stamps. They are all talented gals and all the images used makes it so hard to pick one over the other. It is very generous of you to offer such a wonderful blog candy. Good luck to all! Hugs, Cami

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  4. Aloha Summer, I love the new release...gotta get my hands on a couple of them. The DT did a great job giving us inspiration. Love your bag too!

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  5. Hi Summer! That was a fun hop! Your bag is so cute, love how you added the bells. The DT did such a fabulous job. I'm loving the new releases. They are all so cute and hard to decide on which one is my favorite. Have a great day!

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  6. Such a beautiful bag :)
    I just received my Christmas Collection 1 stamps today, yippee - and MIGHT (?!) NEED to order these new stamps too... ;)
    My favourite is the Star of Betlehem.

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  7. gingerbread corner was my favourite ♥

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  8. ok win or lose I have to have these stamps!! the ideas were all awesome and the images... what can I say? I love them all!

    thanks

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  9. what fabulous creations from all the DT members,such inspiration,and what gorgeous stamps

    love n hugs
    liza
    xox

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  10. Hi Summer.........it was nice hopping along the DT members...........they made fabulous creations!.......the stamp I like most is Two Turtle Doves.......as it is hard to choose

    xx Margreet

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  11. I've visit all your DT's and I post a comment (it was my first blog hop).
    My favorite Belles'n Whistles stamp in Star of Bethlehem.
    I already have four Belles'n Whistles stamps from Christmas Collection I., and I already made some cards with them, but they are not so gorgeous as cards of your DT girls.
    Hugs, Danica

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  12. Thankyou for such a fabulous blog hop, such inspiration it makes me wish it were already christmas but then I'd miss all the fun in the run up. I am having awful trouble deciding on a favourite stamp from the new collection as they are all so beautiful but have narrowed it down to 2 if thats ok I love the'star of Bethlehem' and 'Baking with Nana' sorry but I can't choose between them would so love to win them all though thanks for the chance Julye

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  13. Oh wow what lovely creations the DT have created on their blogs. Can't wait to get my hands on these lovely stamps. My favourite would have to be Star of Bethlehem.

    Jayne xx

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  14. Well I had such fun visiting all the DT and seeing their amazing creations Summer.
    I've certainly got lots of wrapping ideas now and I just loved the new range of stamps.
    How difficult to pick just one favourite, but I think it would have to be 'Baking with Nana' for me, because of all the memories it brings back of when I was a child.

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  15. This was an awesome blog hop, the DT have made some magnificent creations and they have given me some fabulous ideas. The new stamp release is simply gorgeous and it was so difficult for me to pick my favourite but I think I will go for The Christmas Door.

    Liza x

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  16. SUMMER........... WOW Girl!!! This bag is absolutely adorable! I just love the details and the bells etc. But those little white dots on the reindeers butt... HAAA... sooooo adorable!
    I can hear those jingle bells from here!
    Beautiful bag girl!
    Big Hugs
    Lynda

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  17. I enjoyed the hop and seeing everyone's creations, the DT is just awesome! I love all of these stamps too but my favorite I think is the Star of Bethlehem.
    Thanks for the hop and the chance to win!!
    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  18. Oh wow Summer what an ADORABLE gift bag that is!!!!! And those little bells...I can here them jingle :-) Summer thanks for another stunning release with beautiful images! I love them all! I'm proud to be on your team! :-)

    Hugs to you
    Iris

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  19. Wow, so much incredible work of art ! I have enjoyed visiting all the blogs, and I'm so impressed with all the beautful work you all have done. Impressive !

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  20. What a beautiful gift bag summer I love the image and those little jingle bells. Thanks for a great blog hop I loved going round and seeing what everyones created. All of the images are just beautiful I really am addicted I must have them all!!!! Thanks again I've picked up lots of inspiration, have a great day, take care Ann-Marie xxx

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  21. Love it!! I've visited all the blogs, all inspirational, thank you :) My favourite image is Star of Bethlehem.

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  22. This is a beautiful project Summer.. I love decorated gift bags for the holidays.. The design team really did a super job on this challenge blog hop.. I think my favorite stamp is Baking With Nana.. It brought back some terrific memories for me.. I love it when a stamp does that.. Super job and thanks for this opportunity.

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  23. The hop was AMazing. The gifts were inspiring... I want one of each under my tree this year!!!! I adore all of the images... But Baking with Nana was my Faaaave in the end. I think it was all of the yummies that the Design Team tempted me with that sent me over the edge with this image!!!

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  24. This hop was great. All the projects were beautiful. Loved the stamps. My favorite I think was " Twas the night before Christmas".

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  25. I gave the wrong name. it should be Christmas Hearth.

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  26. This is beautiful, Summer! And the blog hop was fabulous, I adore all the new stamps and it's very difficult to pick a favourite, but let's say I liked "The Christmas Door" the most! :)
    Congrats on the new release! :)
    Hugs, Vanja

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  27. Summer, you gift bag is absolutely adorable and colored to perfection!!! Thank you so much for bringing such a magnificent collection to us...these images are so darling and are so much fun to play with...Best wishes on a most successful Hop!!! Big hugs..Jacque

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  28. This hop was great.
    I adore the new stamps, and my favourite is:
    The star of Betlehem.

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  29. Summer these images are just adorable!! How can you possibly pick one over the other??? MMMM, I think I would have to say the cute image of the boy and girl looking up the chimney! So nostalgic and sweet! All the dt projects were beautiful!! :)

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  30. this was alot of fun as always. everyone did wonderful creations. to show off all you new stamps. Thanks for sharing them with all of us.

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  31. Another great set of stamps and fantastic projects to show your stamps off. Really enjoyed the hop again, my favourite is (after a hard decision) is "Christmas Hearth".
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  32. I think 'baking with nana' would have to be my favorite stamp. I can't stop thinking of the wonderful memories of baking with my grandmothers and my mother. Perhaps I will write some of them down and use that stamp as the journal cover.
    I can't get over all the really cute gift ideas everyone had for the blog hop. Beautiful stamps and very creative uses. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  33. Wonderful blog hop! Your DT did a great job showcasing these stamps! Hats off to all of them!!!!
    I have to say my favorite would be Star of Bethlehem even though they are ALL adorable. How could they not be with EB drawing them?!!!

    Hugs, Dena

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  34. What an awesome release and the DT did an amazing job!!!!

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  35. Fun! Amazing DT you've got, and the stamps are gorgeous! My fave has to be Christmas Door, or Two Turtle Doves...can't decide.

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  36. Loved all the gorgeous projects along the way. It was my first blog hop and i thoroughly enjoyed it! This new release is simply adorable, just love Elisabeth's stamps! If i have to pick just 1 favorite...it would have to be Gingerbread Corner! It's just so sweet!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this amazing collection!

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  37. The ladies have all done an outstanding job on their incredible projects! So amazing!
    I will say that my favorite stamp with this release is "Star of Bethlehem". I think the image is so pretty! I am a sucker for little girls, too.
    Thanks everyone!

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  38. I just want to say that this was an absolutely lovely way to start a monday morning. I had two favorite stamps...the first was the christmas door and the second was the elf stamp.

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  39. What incredible ideas! and some very talented ladies!! A few of MY favorite things are these new stamp images - just beautiful! it's way too hard to pick a favorite but if I must I'll choose "Baking with Nana" - thanks for the chance to win 'cause I REALLY NEED THIS STAMP!!
    Jackie

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  40. The design team has done such a wonderful job showing off the new adorable Christmas images!! I think they are ALL darling images, but it was a huge toss up between the Gingerbread Corner image and The Christmas Door image! I think I just want them ALL!! LOL!! This was such a pleasure to hop along with you all!! Thanks for the fun!!

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  41. Oh my! that was a FABULOUS blog hop! the DT had amazing creations!!! sure to warm anyone's heart this Christmas... i have to say, my favorite from this release is Gingerbread Corner... i LOVE decorating gingerbread houses with my girls!!! Thanks for the chance to hop along!! =D hugs, Kris

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  42. Oh my goodness, I loved the blog hop, you have so many talented designers to showcase the images. Pick a favorite, that is so unfair, LOL. How to pick just one, hmmm, well if it is a requiremet then I guess I will pick Nana baking, oh I really didn't want to pick just one.

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  43. What a great release! I finished the hop, and I can't believe you are making me pick just one as my favorite! I guess I would have to choose Star of Behtlehem, but they are all wonderful!
    hugs,
    gini

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  44. What a great release! I just finished the hop and I'm having a hard time narrowing it down to just one favorite. But if I must pick. I think I would choose Baking with Nana. But they are all gorgeous!!! And I want every one of them!!

    hugs
    Mary

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  45. I love the gift bag that you have made!! The little reindeer is so cute!!
    What a fun Blog Hop!! All the Christmas Gift projects are wonderful and have inspired me to try to make some this Christmas!! All the images are sooooo cute!! It's hard to pick just one, but I think my favorite is the Christmas Hearth!! Thank you again to everyone for all the inspiration!!
    Hugs, Suzan

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  46. i love this reindeer image the best very cute.

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  47. What a great hop. Such talented people with beautiful projects, much envy here....
    Love the Gingerbread Corner, so much I could do with it.
    jman4@comcast.net

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  48. Summer these are absolutely amazing stamps I simply adore all of them. I was so torn between two images as the design teams have made such superb creations but star of bethlehem just pipped two turtle doves to first place in my heart x

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  49. Summer, the new stamps are wonderful! My favorite is Baking with Nana. I used to spend many happy hours in my Grandmother's kitchen when I was a child. She passed away 2 years ago, and this year, I am putting together a little album of her recipes for my siblings for Christmas. This image will be perfect for the front!

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  50. I just received my set that i ordered from the first collection. I can not wait to order from this one. I love the Star of Bethlehem stamp.

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  51. Summer, I just love this bag you made! The image is for sure a favorite of mine, I love that you added those little cotton balls for the hat and shoe!
    Hugs,
    Jodi =)

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  52. Oh, how cute is that bag? the images are adorable. I would be so proud to give a gift in that bag, actually, the bag itself is a gift.
    thanks for sharing

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  53. I just wanted to say, that I commented before I started the blog but had to come back and comment again. This was one of the most spectacular blog hops I have even been on. I love the vintage images and all the projects were absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for putting this inspiring hop together.

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  54. great great project Summer.. love it.. !!! The Dt's has done such beautiful creations.. WOW! just got back from the hop.. it is very hard to say wich stamp i love most.. i love them all.. but there is one that bring's me great memories since i was raised by my grand-parents.. so i would have to say.. COOKING WITH NANA :) is my favorite one... :) Happy thanks giving to you all!! hugs, xx

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  55. The DT did an incrediable job of making me want them all!!
    What Beautiful projects by everyone!
    I think my favorite is the Star of Bethlehem!
    But i love the Christmas Door and Cooking with Nana!
    Thank you for this Beautiful release!

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  56. All of your DT made gorgeous items. It is hard to pick just one favorite image, but I think I will go with The Christmas Door. The little girl reaching up is just so cute! I left comments on all the sites I could, but some would not let me leave a comment as I do not have an on line account. I did enjoy your blog hop. Hope your holidays are happy ones.
    Mary

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  57. Waw what can I say, only congrats girls, you all did fab jobs. Images are stunning, and so gorgeous papers you have used! Great designs! Blog hop is fantastic. I dont have any of this cute images, would love to win! Hugs,moni

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  58. Forgot to tell all images are my fav!(but cooking with nanna is something special, it remainds me of me and my grandma)Hugs,Moni

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  59. What a beautiful gift bag! Wow, what a fun blog hop!! It was wonderful seeing all of the images used in such creative ways! Choosing a favorite sure isn't easy because they're all so fabulous. If I just had to pick one it would have to be Baking with Nana...reminds me of my own childhood. :)

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  60. This new collection it will be so amazing as the others!!! I can't wait to see all the stamps. :)
    The bag is beautiful!!!
    Hugs,
    LIM

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  61. Really enjoyed seeing all these beautiful projects made using such a gorgeous set of images. Have picked up some recipes and tutorials along the way as well!
    Jenni x

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  62. Beautiful stamps!!! Love the designs that were made!
    My favorite stamp is "Two Turle Doves"........such a sweet sweet image.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Huggies ~
    Sharron ♥

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  63. I just finished with the hop and wow! So many beautiful projects, thank you for sharing your projects with us. All the stamps are cute, but I guess my favorite stamp is "Cooking with Nana" :) thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Hugs
    Hazel

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  64. How can we pick just one!!!! They are all so cute!!! If I do have to pick one I think it would be Star of Bethlehem.

    Thanks for all of the great ideas!!!

    Jenn (:

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  65. Love the baking with nana stamp! But they really are all wonderful!

    Thanks for the hop!
    -Stacie

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  66. I loved every one of the projects. I think I love the gingerbread stamp the best, if I had to pick only one.

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  67. I love all of the projects and all of the cute stamps- I think it is a tie between Christmas Door and Baking with Nana- both bring back memories of my childhood! TFS

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  68. Wow wow Wow your DT did a great job on everything ! I love all the stamps this is a hard choice I have to say Star of Bethlehem is my favorite and the the Two Turtle Doves.

    Thanks for the awesome hop !

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  69. Summer your bag is very cute!!! Love all of the items the DT has created out of these beautiufl new stamps by E. Bell...
    Happy Hoilday to you and your family! big hugs, Janiel aka janny

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  70. wow amazing collection. I'm a fan of Elizabeth Bell.
    My 2 favorite are Christmas Hearth and The Christmas Door.
    Thanks for the chance of winning it.
    Suzie

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  71. Summer, what a great bag and I just love this little elf! What an amazing collection you and Elisabeth gave us to work with! This was so much fun and I wouldn't have missed it for the world! Congratulations on another successful blog hop! Great fun! As for me, you know I love them all!

    Big hugs to you,

    Susan

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  72. Hi Summer~~ what an amazing hop!!! Extremely inspirational for me! Thank you to all!! Your gift bag is fabby and fun!! If I really had to choose only one beautious image~~ i would choose the Star of Bethlehem~~but I love them all!!!
    Blessings of Love
    Mary Lou

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  73. WOW! What a grand finish to such an awesome hop!!!! The talent of this DT just blows me away!!!! After seeing all the awesome items, you expect us to choose a favorite stamp!!!! Almost impossible! lol I will say that Baking with Gramma is mine.....at least for the moment! I must admit they are all my fav!!! lol Great job and a very fun hop!

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  74. Hi,
    and WOW... another great and fun Blog-Hop you and the DT prepared for us, so many fantastic ideas and wonderful creations. It´s really inspiring.
    My favourite stamp is "Two Turtle Doves". :-)
    But I love the others just as much!!
    xx Kathi

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  75. Hi Summer,
    Well what a beautiful little blog hop that was. So much talent and inspiration along the way. I think my favourite stamp would have to be Baking with Nana - why? - well I used to spend many a happy hour in my Nan's kitchen as a little girl so this brings back many many happy memories. Nan is sadly no longer with us but she is always in my heart!!!
    A fabulous new release - will definitely be over to buy some (unless I win of course! LOL)
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  76. Every DT did a wonderful job on their projects and they make each image just "pop" and grab my attention all the more! I love so many of these but I think the most precious one is Baking with Nana because I can see my daughter doing this with my mom each year at Christmas when we bake cookies. I also love the Christmas Door! Oh, they are all so precious! Thank you to your DT for sharing so much beautiful inspiration!!!

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  77. I am going to love this hop! Fab creations and lovely stamps. Would love to have the entire set ;-) (Who wouldn't?!)

    Smita

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  78. This hop was amazing... such talented DT! Loved the hop.

    Smita

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  79. Fantastic blog hop! What a talented group of designers and all of Elisabeth's images are gorgeous! Thanks for the fun and holiday cheer! :)

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  80. All the creations and inspiration I've seen has just been incredible. If I had to choose, I'd have to choose Two Turtle Doves, I just love that one. Thanks for a great blog hop.

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  81. Love your gift bag! It's fabulous!!

    That was an incredible blog hop. So many gorgeous creations from the DT. So much talent here. I really loved all of the images but I think my favourites were 'Baking with Nana' and 'Gingerbread Corner'.

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  82. Very cute gift bag. I enjoyed visiting the DT's blogs and seeing what these very talented ladies made. Just wonderful! I think all the images were great but I especially liked the baking with Nana because it reminded me of Baking with my Mom & Grandma. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.
    Peggy Allen

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  83. stunning Summer...I enjoyed the hop the DT's work is all so beautiful....hhhhhmmmmmmm hard bit now my favourite stamp, I cant decide I have two....Baking with Nana very closely followed by Turtle Doves...both are just stunning
    Mina xxx

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  84. A fabulous bag. I have visited all of the DT blogs on the hop and love each image. My favourite, If I had to choose would be Star of Bethlehem(or Baking Nana) lol! I can't choose :0)
    x

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  85. I love them ALL! My favorite is Baking with Nana. Two Turtle Doves is a close second, and it was really hard to not pick them ALL! Great release!

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  86. Great blog hop. Love all the DT projects and had such fun. My favourite has to be Two Turtle Doves. Like your bag. Great for a special gift.
    Marion

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  87. This was a fun blog hop with wonderful projects and images. It's hard to pick a favorite so I have to pick 2: Gingerbread corner and the image of Nannie and her granddaughter. This is a talented design team. Thanks for the chance to win! hugs, Angela

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  88. which was my favorite stamps ,I think it is the one of the little girl knocking at the door

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  89. All you DT did a fabulous job! My favorite would have to me the Christmas Door stamp!

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  90. I enjoyed the blog hop so very much - so many gorgeous projects!! You are a fab team!
    My favorite is Star of Betlehem.
    Take care xx
    Anne :-)

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