Saturday, August 1, 2009

Anni-Verve-sary Blog Hop!

Welcome to the first ever official Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop. Verve turns two today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! The party kicked off over on the Verve blog, so if you’ve just happened along, be sure to hop on over there to start from the beginning! And to make this party a real shindig, there’s a mystery jackpot hidden at one of the stops along the hop. One lucky commenter on that blog will win Verve’s entire August release! But of course, it wouldn’t be a mystery if you knew which blog, would it? So if you’re feeling the love, give a little shout out to the bloggers in the hop and you just might have a reason to jump for joy!

Hopefully you arrived here from Susan's blog on your sight-seeing trip.

Since this is an anniversary celebration of Verve, how could I use any other colors besides an aqua/teal and brown?! I think these colors were definitely meant to go together. I decided in honor of this special celebration, I should create a card and a project. I reached from some matching dp from The Paper Loft and started creating.

I love these little milk cartons and thought they would make a great little get well gift. I plan on sticking a small pack of tissues in one, and maybe some throat/cough drops in the other. Or maybe some hot chocolate or tea for a soothing drink. I guess I'll officially decide when it's time to use it!

But of course, I couldn't have a project without a card. For the accompanying card, I case'd this card by Nichole Heady. I just loved how she attached that die cut shape to the end of the rectangular panel. Had to try it!

And finally, here is the complete project all together! Now, to wait for someone to get sick, lol. I am a huge fan of Verve stamps... They really are my "go to" stamps. They're always so elegant.

Thanks for stopping by! Now it’s time to hop on over to Tricia's Blog for a little more Verve-y goodness.


Supplies-
Stamps- Verve: Feel Better Soon PJ, Because of You, PTI: Polka Dot Basics
Paper- Ocean Tides, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Paper Loft dp
Ink- Ocean Tides, Chocolate Chip
Accessories- pearls, ribbon, twine, button, nestabilities, scallop edge punch

176 comments:

  1. Can you post directions for the milk carton??? Its just to perfect for my sister...

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  2. What an awesome idea! I love those colors too :)

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  3. What a gorgeous set! I love this!!!

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  4. Shut Up!!! This is FABULOUS!! What a great gift set and so beautiful!!

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  5. Wow Kristina, those cartons are too beautiful and your matching card is awesome!

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  6. Fabulous color combo and neat set. This makes me feel better just looking at it LOL!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  7. Just gorgeous! Love the colors, love the idea :0)

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  8. These are so neat and pretty! I've never used Verve stamps before, are they like PTI's or SU's?? This is a great idea!! And considering I've been under the weather the last few days, I know I would LOVE to receive something like this from a dear friend! What a thoughtful gift! I've been to your blog quite a few times and have been looking through your work, you really have an eye for cards and such! You do a beautiful job!! Where did you get your template from for the milk cartons?

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  9. Oh Kristina~ You did such a great job with your Get well Soon project. You did use the perfect colors for the Verve Hop! Your milk cartons are TOO CUTE and will make anyone feel better, without even putting in the extra soothing elements inside them!
    Rachel B

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  10. This is AMAZING! I love the elegant colors you chose!!! So beautiful!

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  11. What a gorgeous set! This would make anyone feel better! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Great project! Love all the little pearls and the color combo ;o)

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  13. An amazing project! The colors are perfect together and I'm sure anyone would feel better just receiving it!

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  14. Such a fantastic set! Anyone would be lucky to receive it. It's gorgeous!!

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  15. how pretty! Love those milk cartons and your colour choices!

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  16. Wow, what a special treat to come across this project on the Hop!! Gorgeous, I love your work!

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  17. Oh Kristina! I love your card and your project. Of course, I love the colors you used too! They are the perfect Verve colors.

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  18. What an awsome project, love it.
    Kate

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  19. AMAZING! What a sweet and thoughtful way to help someone feel better!

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  20. This is fabulous, Kristina! What a great gift!!

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  21. WOW. Wonderful project! Love the colors.

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  22. Great project! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. I thought about using these colors...perfect for Verve....you made a wonderful set.....great job!

    enjoy *~*

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  24. Great project. I like the colors.

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  25. I love the card and the project. Love the color combo, the pearls, the bows...

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  26. This is just stunning. Great color choice.

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  27. What a great set; I love the colors!

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  28. Fabulous - what a great project- love the colors.

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  29. Wow! This is gorgeous and wonderful. My fave color combo!

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  30. What a beautiful card and thoughtful little project with the milk cartons! Super cute!

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  31. Your card and project are beautiful! Ocean Tides is my new favorite color, and it looks wonderful here with this Verve stamp set.

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  32. Great colors & I love PTI templates!

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  33. I love this and since I am home recovery from my 3rd back surgery, I would love to receive something like this from one of my scrappy friends. It is a keeper for sure!

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  34. Kristina, what a beautiful gift set! I love those colors!!

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  35. So pretty! And love that you used the Verve colors!

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  36. Such a nice set. Makes me want to try it. Marion

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  37. Super way to use the Verve colors. The project came out fantastic.

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  38. What a super-fantastic gift set! Love it!

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  39. This is a gorgeous set in every way!

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  40. love how you used the "verve colors!" Gorgeous projects!

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  41. Wow, Kristina, this is amazing!! I love this set to pieces! So well-done!

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  42. I LOVE your project and card so so much...Fabulous job!!!

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  43. Perhaps it would be worth getting sick (nothing serious) to receive that little set. Love it

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  44. Perfect gift. Perfect card! Nice!

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  45. Oh Kristina, you made an awesome project! I love the Paper Loft paper.

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  46. You used one of my most favorite Verve sets and made an adorable projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Thanks for the inspiration. Lovely job.

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  48. Wow!!! Love the colors and your great milk cartons! All those pearls are gorgeous!!

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  49. This is an awesome set - makes a great gift!

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  50. Just love the milk cartons and your colour choice! Would you be so kind as to post a tutorial as would love to make it for a sick friend.

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  51. I love aqua and brown together too! Great projects, love it! :)

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  52. Such a pretty and compassionate gift set for a sick friend!

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  53. what a fabulous project! I love the colors of this set and your card matches perfectly! Thanks for sharing!

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  54. Wonderful job! I just love the set! I would be a very proud owner. ; )

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  55. Kristina this is such a stunning set.

    thanks much

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  56. Elegant sneak peek at the new Verve sets!

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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.

    What a cute project idea!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  58. Fabulous project and card, just gorgeous!

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  59. I am so inspired! What a beautiful project.

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  60. Oh my goodness Kristina! I love this... the milk carton set... the card! Love the colors! I just love everything about them. They are very elegant and just gorgeous!

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  61. What a great project! Thanks for sharing!

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  62. SO nice. I love paper creations. Beyond cards. Don't get me wrong, I love cards too. I have to try this one.

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  63. What a great project! I completely agree that Verve stamps are super-elegant!

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  64. This will make a wonderful gift!

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  65. OMG, your gift set is awesome and the colors, well, they are definitely so VERVE!!! Great job!!!

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  66. I'm feeling it!!! Love the project and the card. The color combo is to die for!!!

    Shelly :)
    Manitoba, Canada

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  67. I absolutely LOVE this- perfect

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  68. What a beautiful set. The colours work so well together.

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  69. That was just super cute! I love the little altered gift set! The colors are perfect.

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  70. Amazing set. I never would have thought of making anything like it!

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  71. Oh my goodness these are wonderful! BR-T

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  72. What a wonderful little set - beautiful!

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  73. ooo oo oo what a pretty project!!!

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  74. Love, love, love this project and card!

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  75. Wow! This is beyond gorgeous. Love the colors and everything!

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  76. This would definitely lift the spirits! Just gorgeous.

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  77. What a gorgeous set!!! I love every fabulous thing!

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  78. I'd give it a 10.....PERFECT!

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  79. Great card and gift idea. Love the colors. Great work.

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  80. Wow ... my favorite colors and a great project!

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  81. This is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love your colors - and everything about the card and the project - just awesome!!!!! TFS

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  82. I love this! What a great project and matching card! Nicely done!

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  83. What a thoughtful and beautiful gift!

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  84. This is such a beautful idea....love the colors you used.
    Louise

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  85. love the color choices.. tfs.. tu amiga Kat..

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  86. Wow. This is such a beautiful set. I love that flower set. Thanks for sharing such great projects.

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  87. WOW! Great project! Nice color combination! Well done! :)
    Kim Smith

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  88. OMG How perfect Thanks for sharing

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  89. Great projects! Love the colors and design!

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  90. What a great set! The card is simply gorgeous, and I love the idea to add tissues and cough drops to the cartons. Just fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along in our hop! :)

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  91. What a fabulous project! My favorite part is the hemp on the card. It is a beautiful understated addition!

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  92. You really out did yourself. I not only love the card, but your milk carton gift it the bomb.

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  93. Terrific gift for someone feeling under the weather. You could fill my cartons with Dove Chocolate as encouragement to feel better, quicker. :O)

    Happy Verve Day.

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  94. Kristina...this a gorgeous project and your card.... absolutely Beautiful.

    xx Sarah

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  95. I love every thing about this! What a great job. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
    Sylvia

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  96. My goodness, this is a wonderful project! And I can see this totally lighting up a sick friend's face. Just love how well the whole thing is coordinated. I love Lauren's templates....thank you for such a great idea on how to use this one! :>

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  97. What a great idea for a sick friend! The colors are so soothing and neutral - how could one not feel better after receiving a get well gift like this? Thank you for sharing!

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  98. What a gorgeous gift set and I love the colors!

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  99. This project is so beautiful! Definitely those colors are meant to be together.

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  100. This is beautiful! Such a wonderful gift set.

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  101. Oh my, what a wonderful way to present some get-well wishes to someone! This is just beautiful and thoughtful too! I love the colors and stamps you used....some of Verve's prettiest ever!

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  102. Love this color combo - so much I used it in my bedroom! Like the gift idea. TFS

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  103. I'm totally loving what you created!

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  104. Gorgeous creation and so thoughtful!!! Love these florals from Verve.

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  105. That gift set is perfect -- I'm sure anyone would feel so much better after receiving something as beautiful at this. I hope Lauren sees this -- she'll love what you've done with her template! Thanks.

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  106. This is a great color combo! I love the little gift pack that you made. Great idea.

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  107. This is a great idea and I love the colors and the project! I will act like I am sick if you are just needing to find someone to send this to!! Thanks for sharing the ideas and I hope you have a great day.

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  108. My feel hurt from hoppin' but my eyes are smiling!!

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  109. What a wonderful set...thanks for sharing your talent!

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  110. Wow!!! You out did yourself. Good job.
    Faye

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  111. This is awesome! Love the colors, love the project! Great job!

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  112. love the colors! love everything about the whole set! great job!!!!

    Lorene H

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  113. Beautiful projects.. thanks for sharing your talent and creativity. They are very inspiring.

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  114. What a gorgeous gift set. It is sure to make someone feel better, and I love making boxes, so I will have to give this one a try.

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  115. The cartons and the card are both gorgeous, my favourite colour combo too.

    Cazzy x

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  116. I love the milk cartons! It's perfect, I live on a dairy farm, I'll have to make some. Your colors are gorgeous!

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  117. What delightful project and card!!! Great color combo...love it!!!

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  118. This is AMAZING!! Thank you so very much
    for creating such a special project for us
    to behold!!

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  119. I love the colours, love the stamps, love the embellishments! what talent!

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  120. Very nicely done. Great colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  121. Beautiful colors and a stunning project. The patience that must have taken to make!!

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  122. What an awesome set. I love the colours.

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  123. Wonderful set! Love the colors!

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  124. What a great gift set. Love it so much.

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  125. An absolutely beautiful representation of the Verve look... beautiful and what a great gift set! Lovely in every way!

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  126. Very nice set! Love it, TFS!

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  127. What a fabulous Cheer-Anybody-Up project! Love the colors tooooo :o)

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  128. fantastic - love love love the colors and love the template - perfect gift - super job!

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  129. Simply love it!

    Chris R. from Iowa

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  130. love the colors! such a wonderfully thoughtful gift set!

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  131. Love the milk cartons and card! Thanks for sharing.

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  132. THIS is an AWESOME project!!!!! Love it and actually hope you never have to use it as sick is icky!!!! LOL

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  133. Wow, great project. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  134. Such a fun gift set! Love it
    Thanks for sharing!

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  135. Too too cute, I can be sick of you need someone to send them too. Love your idea!

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  136. LOVE IT, WONDERFUL! what a great idea :) love the color combo and the milk cartons are fabulous! this would definitely cheer someone not feeling so great ... made me smile, too!

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  137. What a unique set! I love the milk cartons.

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  138. What a perfect gift idea. The colors and layout work so beautifully together. Thanks for sharing!

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  139. What an amazing project! Love that you used the Verve colors, too! Whoever get this is sure to love it!! In fact, {cough} I feel a fever {sniffle, sniffle} coming on {ah-choo} :D

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  140. These are so beautiful. They would definitely make being ill more enjoyable !

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  141. I love those milk cartons they are my favorite lil project to make. I love what you've done with them!!

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  142. what a great set!!! Love the milk cartons!

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  143. Oh my what a fabulous project. I love it..

    Wishing you abundant blessings,
    Tami

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  144. These are adorable...love the colours and the homage to Verve! Fabulous!

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  145. loving this!!! Thanks so much. Just found you and Verve!!!

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  146. absolutely fabulous - what a great project and card :)

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  147. Fabulous set! Love the colors and the pearls!

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  148. Whoever receives these will be smiling from ear to ear! Love the color combo!

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