Sunday, December 25, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

  
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!  I am so proud of my friend Taheerah for putting together this wonderful Advent Calendar Extravaganza.  I can barely post on my blog, let alone have something prepared every day for 25 days.


Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

 I used a couple of stamp sets to create this card.  I thought it would be a card that can be used after Christmas.  The plan is to write a sentiment inside the card thanking my family for spending Christmas with me.  There is a video at the end of the post that shows how I made the card.


It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win. Today’s prize your choice of a mini or an original MISTI - because we are the sponsor today - so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too. You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win. Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

Merry Christmas!



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251 comments:

  1. This is wonderful...I ADORE the combined stamp sets.
    Happy Holidays!

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  2. Happiest of holidays to you! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. I just love this card - such a great sentiment and the simple little tree is wonderful!

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  4. A simple and sweet card with the perfect sentiment! And, made with the help of your MISTI, the reason I keep stamping......Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and Kwanzaa blessings to all celebrating this week.

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  5. Gorgeous card and loved the video. The sentiment is spot on for this time of year!

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  6. Merry Christmas to you and your family !

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  7. I love this adorable tree! Reminds me a bit of the Charlie Brown Christmas tree, which is so cute. Merry Christmas!

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  8. Love this card and especially the sentiment. I have a board at work that I put inspiring quotes on and the one for Dec is similar. It helps me focus on the reason for Christmas. Thanks for sponsoring today's post. I have the original and the mini MISTI and love them both. Have a wonderful day and Merry Christmas!

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  9. Great video. Love all the techniques. Darling card. Merry Christmas.

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  10. Sweet sentiment and love this cute tree.

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  11. Beautiful card, beautiful sentiment, Merry Christmas!

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  12. Merry Christmas! Thank you for being today's sponsor.

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  13. Perfect sentiment! (and by the way, THANK YOU for inventing the MISTI!!)

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  14. What a darling card set and I just absolutely love that sentiment!!

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  15. Adorable Christmas card! I love that tree stamp.

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  16. I just love your simple card, Iliana! I bought that stamp set, and never got around to using it before Christmas. I think it's time to get a head start on 2017 cards! And thanks so much for sponsoring this day in the Advent Calendar. I can't think of a better gift that a little sister for my MISTI - except maybe world peace.

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  17. This is STUNNING, with a wonderful sentiment!

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  18. Merry Christmas to you as well! Thank you for sharing this beautiful card! The MISTI is my all time favourite tool!!

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  19. Very beautiful card and beautiful coloring!!

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  20. I love it!Simple and beautiful!

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  21. Great card! Merry Christmas and thank you for being such a generous sponsor of this fun extravaganza!!

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  22. These are way too cute and I love this card and sentiment for Christmas thank yous. A brilliant idea! (I shouldn't be surprised...)
    Have a wonderful holiday with your loved ones!

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  23. Lovely - it reminds me of the Charlie Brown Christmas, one of my favorites every season.

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  24. Love this card! Clean and simple and a fantastic sentiment.

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  25. Thank you for the video. And for inventing the MISTI. It is such an incredibly helpful tool as you demonstrate in your video. I love the card and the fact that it reminds me of the Charlie Brown tree.
    Ingrid

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  26. Great card. Love the simplicity.

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  27. Love this CAS card - the sentiment is so perfect:)

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  28. Beautiful card. Love the pops of color and gold star. Thank you for sponsoring a Misti for this super fun event!

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  29. Merry Christmas I love the words on this card. So true!

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  30. Such a cute card! Love the saying!

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  31. Such a sweet card! Boy do I have my fingers crossed for the prize today--thanks for being a sponsor! Merry Christmas!

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  32. This card is so adorable, Iliana. Love the sentiment so much. Merry Christmas to you!

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  33. Mega-watt smiling in seeing your simple, lovely, powerful card! Yes, Christmas is all about spending time with the people we love! Your little tree is charming~ Thank you for being part of Taheerah's Extravaganza both as a sponsor and designer; you've sent my festive spirit soaring!
    ~carol

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  34. Love the sparse Christmas tree.
    Really speaks to the reason for
    the season.
    thanks for sharing.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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  35. Love this card and the message. I always love watching your video's. Merry Christmas! Hugs, Brenda

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  36. Lovely card and I want to wish you Merry Christmas!

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  38. Beautiful Copic coloring on all of these images, Iliana! Thanks so much for another great video, and for another reason to enjoy the MISTI!!!
    Merry Christmas!

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  39. What a great idea for a card. Nice to have family around you at christmas. Great tool.

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  40. The card is darling and I love the sentiment because those are my feelings exactly. It's the who not the what. Great video. I enjoyed watching your creative process and also hearing about how the MISTI was born. Well done.

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  41. Thank you for an inspiring video and the sentiment on the card is very applicable on Christmas day. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and HAppy New Year!

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  42. Love your sweet card! That whimsical tree is so adorable!

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  43. Cute card. So soft and pretty!!

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  44. Such a sweet card - the image fits perfectly with that lovely sentiment. Merry Christmas!

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  45. Cute card. I love the sentiment.

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  46. So true!! Thank you for sharing your pretty card! Merry Christmas!

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  47. A lovely card with an awesome sentiment! Thank you for being a sponsor of this great event. Happy holidays!

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  48. Sweet card! Love that cute tree! Great sentiment and coloring too!

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  49. Such a pretty card. Love the sentiment. Merry Christmas!

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  50. Love the sentiment on the card--so happy to have my wonderful family around the tree. Thanks for reminding us!

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  51. Great card, and I love the sentiment! Amen.

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  52. This is such a wonderful card! I love the simplicity of it!!!

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  53. Thanks for the chance to win a misti! Great card.

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  54. What a lovely card and thoughtful way to say thank you for Christmas presents!! Merry Christmas, and thanks for the inspiration and giveaway!!

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  55. What a darling card -- and I love the sentiment!

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  56. Nice card with a great Christmas tree!

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  57. Love this card! I appreciate you showing how you colored the card, both behind the tree and on the burlap sack - great techniques! Thanks for the video- it's very helpful!

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  58. Wonderful card, love the sentiment and video. Happy holidays.

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  59. Lovely card. How true that sentiment is. I bought a Mini Misti about three weeks ago and what a terrific product it is. Just wished I had bought it sooner :) Thank you for being part of the Advent Calendar Extravaganza. Merry Christmas!

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  60. Great card and great sentiment! Thanks for participating in this Advent blog hop!

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  61. SUCH a cute card! LOVE the sentiment! and LOVE the idea of using it to thank your family after Christmas!! <3

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  62. Beautiful coloring and I love the soft background!

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  63. Such a pretty card! Love the sentiment.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  64. Great card with a beautiful sentiment! Thanks for sponsoring the prize for today! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  65. That's a lovely sentiment on your card! Thanks for sharing.

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  66. Your card is a fun reminder that presents are not important, but family and friends are the only thing that really matters! Thank you for being today's sponsor!

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  67. I couldn't agree more with the sentiment you selected to use and especially with the tree you chose. It is absolutely wonderful with a very important message that we sometimes forget. Thank you for being one of the sponsors for this year's Advent Calendar and an artistic participant. Love your card!
    p.s. I'm so excited! My husband gave me a Misti today for Christmas! I can't wait to go home in 2 more days so I can try it out!

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  68. Love your tree and of course so true about its whose around the tree it was so wonderful to have my kids home with us
    Thanks for your card and video

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  69. Love your card! Merry Christmas.

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  70. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. It was wonderful to watch on YouTube

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  71. I love the card, both of these sets are great ones to have for cards. I love the misti by the way it is a awesome tool to have for us card makers.

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  72. Darling design on
    your card! And thanks
    for the MISTI giveaway
    for this fun event.
    Merry Christmas!
    Carla from Utah

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  74. I love the idea of an advent AFTER all of the Christmas fuss is over.

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  75. Gorgeous card! Wishing you a Merry Christmas! My Misti makes stamping so much fun and my cards look so much more professional!

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  76. Beautiful cards, love all the glossy accents and shimmery look. Thanks for another awesome video too! So fun to learn that Christmas card mass production was the inspiration for the MISTI.

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  77. Wonderful card! The sentiment is perfect!

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  78. What a beautiful card. I love that this card can be used for and after Christmas. It's a perfect Christmas thank-you.

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  79. I really love this stamp set, just awesome. The card is adorable. Thank you x

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  80. Merry Christmas! What a sweet card. Love that tree and the soft blue glow around it... great coloring!

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  81. Beautiful card and Merry Christmas to the MSP family! LOVE the Misti - I use it for almost every card I make and couldn't live without it now!!! ;)

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  82. Adorable card and I love the sentiment! <3

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  83. Love. The cute cards and the sentiment is the best!

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  84. Love this card!! Your coloring is fantastic!!

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  85. Love the beautiful sentiment on your adorable card! That tree looks so cute!

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  86. Adorable tree. Love the card so cute.

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  87. Beautiful sentiment and I love the CAS design. Thank you for sponsoring the giveaway, it's very generous of you.

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  88. What a great card! Thanks for showing that using multiple stamps can create awesome cards. And I love the Misti!

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  89. WHAT A SWEET CARD!!! JUST BEAUTIFUL! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! ;)

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  90. Such a wonderful CAS design -- love the images! Merry Christmas!

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  91. Super card! Lovely concept of sending a thank you card to those that join you for the holidays. Loved the video showing how you did it. i wanna try this. Thanks for sharing.

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  92. Wonderful homey, "Charlie Brown" tree that feels good with the quote. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  93. Thank you so much for this card. I can really appreciate that this can also become an after-Christmas use also. Great idea.

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  94. Adorable stamp! The sentiment is so perfect!

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  95. I just love your card! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  96. Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing

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  97. Love the Charlie Brown tree and the perfect sentiment to accompany it!

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  98. I love your simple, touching card. I've also been meaning to tell you of a major benefit of the Misti-- it is so useful for people like my sister, who is not able to hold her hands steady enough to use stamps on acrylic or wood blocks. She thought she would have to give up stamping! Thank you for your invention!

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  99. Absolutely love my MISTI and I use it all the time! This is a cute card, and I love combining sets of stamps for cards...thanks for sharing yours!

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  100. Great card and love the sentiment!

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  101. Merry Christmas!! And great idea plus fun multistamping!!!

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  102. Love the clean and simple design!

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  103. What a great sentiment to go with your Charlie-Brown-style little tree. Even the shading behind it is Just Right! Very cute.

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  104. I love your card!! The tree is so cute. And I love the sentiment 😊

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  105. Loved the card and the great sentiment!

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  106. I love what you wrote on the card. Very nice sentiment to give thanks to the family for being there on Christmas day. Thanks for sharing some inspiration.

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  107. Love this card! The cute tree & awesome words really make a special card! Such a cool idea!

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  108. Love that sentiment and your sweet is so sweet!

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  109. Gorgeous card and fab EH stamp set. Love the tree and the wonderful sentiment. Thank you for sponsoring Taheerah's awesome initiative, it was a wonderful source of inspiration and my "quiet time" indulgence in the middle of the busy holiday season.

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  110. What a cute card! Love the colors!

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  111. What a fabulous opportunity for a new misti. Thankyou ladies for your generosity. Love the card and colours.

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  112. I love that sentiment! and I love my mini MISTI--total game changer for me. I would totally love to have the full size one as well! And you don't know how happy it makes me that some of you more experience card-makers/bloggers/professionals lose things on your desks too!!! Thank you, Merry Christmas.

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  113. Fabulous cards! Love the Misti...it has become one of my most important crafting tools!! Thanks for sponsoring this day of the Extravaganza!!!

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  114. love the sentiment on the card, we have too many absent friends this year

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  115. Ok, it's been more than an hour, and my comment didn't post, so if there are two, I am not cheating! I love this stamp and sentiment. And I really like the soft color to accent the tree. And I love my MISTI (mini) and would love to have the full size one as well! It has totally been a game changer for me. Thank you for being a sponsor and for the inspiration of today's post. I have not tried overstamping, but I will definitely keep it in mind. I am never sure how much time I have before adding embossing powders, so I tend to do it immediately. So...another tip to be thankful for!! Merry Christmas!

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  116. Great card with a great sentiment:-)

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  117. What a lovely card! The ornmaments from the second stamp set make tree extra special!

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  118. Fab! I love the thank you idea for after Christmas. So pretty!

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  119. GREAT card! I love my MISTI and use it every time I stamp. Thank you for making it possible to stamp perfectly!!!!

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  120. Merry Christmas! I am soooo in love with the idea of the Misti...been on my must buy list forever! Will make true placement and re-inking a breeze!

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  121. This is beautiful! I really love the sentiment! I think that a wall hanging with this sentiment on it would be lovely too!!! Must get this set!! TFS!

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  122. Love everything about this!

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  123. Such a great sentiment and you're right this could be used post christmas. Love the soft colours.

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  124. Very sweet card! Merry Christmas!!!

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  125. I love your card! The sentiment is one of my favorites and I love the little tree! Thank you so much for sharing! (Peg)

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  126. Such a unique, pretty card. Yes, my mind is going to thank you notes now, & this will be perfect to send. I appreciate the tips in the videos you create!

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  127. What a sweet card! I love the idea of cards you can use after Christmas is over 😊

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  128. Love this! So pretty. I can't afford a Misti and would be so blessed to win.

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  129. Awesome card! Love the sentiment!

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  130. Pick me - pick me. I have been watching videos for over a year showcasing the misti. I'm sold. I want one. No - I need one! I had to get rather creative this year attempting to "fix" my cards because something didn't stamp quite right, or straight. This card is LOVELY. I adore all your various touches to add dimension and sparkle.

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  131. Love the sentiment on this card. The tree reminds me of our tree this year. Because of a kitten that thought it was his job to knock the tree over it was very sparsely decorated.

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  132. Beautiful card. I am looking forward to doing the hop, I love Advent Calendars.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  133. What a thoughtful idea, Iliana! Darling card.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win such a fabulous prize.

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  134. What a cute idea. Love your card. Would be thrilled with winning a MISTI

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  135. Cute card. I would call that my Charlie Brown Christmas tree. I always enjoy the cards and look forward to any and all creative videos. Thanks and Merry Christmas.

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  136. Love this little bare tree and the wonderful sentiment.

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  137. What a sweet card and sweet idea! Thank you so much for sharing this and for supporting this amazing hop! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas :)

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  138. Such a beautiful, simple card. Love the sentiment!

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  139. What a great idea for a thank you card!

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  140. Lovely card and the sentiment is so true.

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  141. Thanks for being a sponsor of the Advent Extravaganza. Your card with its endearing sentiment is just perfect.TFS

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  142. That is one of my favorite Christmas sentiments. Thanks for sharing.

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  143. I LOVE that tree! Sweet card!

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  144. Adorable card, and a very true sentiment.

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  145. Great card. Awesome sentiment. Thank you for making the video, sharing your ideas and techniques.

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  146. Sweet card!! Love the sentiment!!

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  147. What a perfect blending of the two stamp sets! Just lovely.

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  148. Your card is super adorable! I love it! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  149. Since getting the original MISTI, I am no longer the longer the word;s worst stamper.

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  150. AMEN to that wonderful sentiment! Adorable card...

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  151. I love that sentiment - absolutely perfect :)

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  152. Beautiful card!! That sentiment is just fabulous and really embraces the true meaning of Christmas! That tree is perfect and just seems to suit the sentiment so well! Thanks for sponsoring a day of the extravaganza. I must admit I didn't know of your company before now but I did know of the misti. I don't have one myself but will admit that I have been coveting one since I learned what it is and what you can all do with it. In the new year I'll be checking out Sweet Petunia a little more to see what other awesome stuff you have.

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  153. This is such a simple but beautiful card.

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  154. Wonderful card. Coloring and sentiment are so joyful and inspiring! Thank you for sharing your creativity

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  155. This little tree is so darn adorable and a Misti has been on my wish list for over a year!! Hope your Christmas was full of everything and everyone you hold dear!

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  156. The card is wonderful. The MISTI - this has changed my stamping life! Thank you.

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  157. Such a sweet design with a perfect sentiment. Thanks for sponsoring Taheerah's fun event. I don't know what I would do without my MISTI. I passed on the stamping bug to my sister this year and I would just love to win another MISTI to gift it to her.
    Marianne x

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  158. So cute and pretty, Iliana ... love all the detailing ... it's perfect! Anita :)

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  159. What an adorable card! I like that it can be used after Christmas, too :)

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  160. Love this stamp set. The sentiment is perfect and your card is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  161. Well put! Simple but it captures the true meaning of Christmas! Your coloring is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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  162. Fabulous card!!! Charlie Brown christmas tree love!!!!

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  163. I love, love this card. The Christmas tree is so adotable.

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  164. Love this, that Charlie Brownesc tree is simple, country and homey. All good things to convey for the holidays.

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  165. This is the most delightful card and...I ordered everything I need to make it. such a great idea to use it as a thank you card.

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  166. Love that sentiment & the tree is gorgeous!

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