Saturday, October 20, 2012

Thank You Cards Using CTMH Florentine Paper and Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Hello.  It has finally cooled off in Southern California.  I hope everyone reading this post is having a fantastic day!!  It was 101 on Wednesday and now it is in the 60's.  I am so excited to have cooler weather. 
 
I created a couple Thank You cards I wanted to share with you.  I decided to get my Cuttlebug out of the closet and do some embossing.  I bought a few new 5 x 7 embossing folders and was excited to try them out.  It had been a while since I had used my Cuttlebug when I started these two cards.  Before I was finished making these two; I used it on several other cards I was working on.  I forgot how pretty the cards look when using the embossing folders.  I used  CTMH Florentine Paper Packet for both cards.  This is one of my favorite paper packets.  I love how you can use the same paper packets and create very different cards.
 
Card 1

 

Card 1 - Inside top portion



 
Card 1 - Inside bottom portion


 
 
Card 2


 
Card 2 - Inside

 
 
 
Supplies used for cards:
 
Base cards - 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Die Cuts from Cricut Artiste Cartridge (Z1790)
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy (1385), Sorbet (X5751), Olive (1245)
Paper - CTMH Florentine (X7133B)
Ink - CTMH Sorbet
Ribbon - American Crafts Premium Ribbon
 
Card 1
Stamp Set - "Many Thanks" CTMH February SOTM "Thoughtful Tidings" S1202)
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug Birds & Swirls
Butterfly Stamp - CTMH "Gnome Garden" (C1470 - retired)
Stamp Set - Inside - CTMH "A Huge Thanks" - (consultants only)
 
 
 
Card 2
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug Honeycomb
Buttons Stamp Set Outside - CTMH Buttons, Bits & Bobs Flair (B1408)
Twine In Buttons - CTMH Bakers Twine - Sunset (Z1702)
Stamp Set - Inside - Flower and sentiment from CTMH "A Huge Thanks" - (consultants only)
Butterfly Stamp Set Inside - CTMH "Gnome Garden" (C1470 - retired)
Bling Inside - CTMH Sparkle Assortment - (Z1753)
 
 
I am entering my cards in the following challenges:
  1. Make It Monday - MIM # 111 - Anything Goes
  2. Anything Goes Challenge - Challenge # 78 - Make Your Own Embellishments
  3. A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge - Challenge # 34 - Anything Goes
  4. Bearly Mine - Challenge # 57 - Anything Goes
  5. Through The Craft Room Door - Challenge # 40 - Anything Goes
  6. Deep Ocean Challenge - Challenge # 36 - Anything Goes
  7. Cards by Lady Anne - Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
  8. Stamp N Doodle - Anything Goes
  9. 365 Cards - Day 231 - Your Raise Me Up
  10. Word Art Wednesday-Challenge # 50-Blessings From God (Showing appreciation)
  11. 4 Crafty Chicks - Challenge # 112 - Dry Embossing
  12. ATC's & Cards With Attitude - Challenge # 25 - Halloween/Anything Goes
  13. Avadares - Challenge # 4 - Thankfulness
  14. Fat Pages With Attitude - Halloween or Anything Goes
  15. Fussy and Fancy - Challenge # 74 - Anything Goes
  16. Simply Create - Linky Party # 7
  17. Cards Galore - Anything Goes
  18. Oozak - Challenge # 7 - Die Cuts
  19. Inspire Me Fridays - Challenge # 81 - Anything Goes
  20. The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
  21. Hiding In My Craftroom - Challenge # 68 - Die Cuts
  22. One Stop Craft - Challenge # 201 - Anything Goes
  23. Clearly I Stamp - Challenge # 62 - All Tied Up
  24. Flutterby Wednesdays - Challenge # 210 - Any Winged Creature
  25. Little Red Wagon - Challenge # 155 - Bow-dacious
  26. Paper Pretties - PWC228 - Sentiment As Focus
  27. Crafty Sentimentals - Bows or Ribbons
  28. Creative Card Crew - Challenge # 21 -Birds
  29. Creative Craft Challenges - Third Blogoversary - Use Three Of Something (3 Buttons)
  30. Jackson's Digital Expressions - Challenge # 27 - CAS - To Dies For - Use 2 Dies
  31. Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge # 87-Things With Wings (Butterflies on one card, birds on other)
  32. Crafty Bloggers Network - Challenge # 4 - Anything Goes
  33. Cupcake Craft - Two Of Something
  34. Fashonista Challenge - Challenge # 8 - Anything Goes
  35. House Of Gilli - Anything Goes
  36. My Craft Spot - Challenge # 73 - Emboss It
  37. Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Challenge # 32 - Anything Goes


Check out my special clubs to earn free products and my specials for the month. Don't forget our October stamp of the Month. It is Christmas stamps that I know you will love. They can be used with the Cricut Artiste Cartridge making it even more fun to create.  Don't forget to check out my videos on the tabs at the top of my blog.

October Stamp Of The Month - Purchase for $17.95 or only $5 with a $50 order. Available only in October 2012.
Works with the Cricut Artiste Cartridge




Click on the tabs at the top of the page to see the specials, the clubs and the two fabulous Cricut Cartridges. I am giving you $20 off of the Cricut Cartridge collections for the month of Oct. My goal is to help everyone to be able to purchase these two awesome cartridges. They are like no other on the market. They are my favorites and the ones I use the most.

My cards are better now that I have the Cricut Art Philosophy and the Cricut Artiste cartridges to use for the layering. Card making is so much more fun using these two cartridges. I love the 100 cards you can create using the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge and there are 50 cards on the Cricut Artiste Cartridge.  They work so well for scrapbooking backgrounds too.  I especially like the many doilies found on both cartridges.

My October Special - $20 off both Cricut Artiste and Cricut Art Philosophy Collections






Back of boxes

 
 
I really appreciate you taking the time from your busy schedule to check out my blog.  I hope my creations motivate you to create something.  Thanks for all your wonderful compliments and for taking the time to leave a comment.  It means a lot to me.  I feel very blessed to have such a fantastic group of people following my blog and from the crafting community.  Entering the challenges from other blogs is so much fun.  If you haven't started doing that; I would highly recommend it.  You meet so many people and receive so much love from their comments.  Have a fabulous week!!
 
Remember - Keep On Creating!!
It's Good For Your Health!! 

96 comments:

  1. I love that embossing folder with the vines that matches the papers you used. Also like the fact that you have made thank you cards for customers!

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    1. Thank you Susan for the lovely compliment. I appreciate you visiting my blog. Have a fabulous week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  2. Gloria, Very nice cards; I love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
    Karal DT

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    1. Thank you Karal for taking time to visit my blog and for your lovely compliment. Have a wonderful week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  3. Hi Gloria, Thanks so much for sharing with us at 365 Cards. What cheerful cards! Best wishes, Yvonne

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    1. Thanks Yvonne for the wonderful compliment and for taking time to visit my blog. Have a terrific week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  4. This is a wonderful combination of challenges all in one darling card. Great job, good look in all the challenges, and please know (from the bottom of my heart) homestly....how VERY grateful I am that you share your cards in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday. You are such a blessing, and I appreciate your participation more than words can express.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

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    1. Hi Karen, So nice to hear from you again. Thanks for the great compliments and for your fabulous support. I appreciate it so much. Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Gloria

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    1. Hi Desire. Thank you for your sweet compliment. I appreciate your support. Have a lovely week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  6. Love your cards and it is so good to get out our trusty cuttlebug *smile* Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    cardsbyladyanne

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    1. Hi Lady Anne! So nice to hear from you again. Thanks for the lovely compliment and for taking time to visit my blog. I appreciate your support. Have a wonderful week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  7. Beautiful cards, thanks for joing us at Crafty Sentiments and Emerald Faeries

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    1. Thanks Jac for the wonderful compliment and for taking time to visit my blog. Have a super week! Hugs, Gloria

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  8. Your cards are beautifully designed. I like the die cuts and your DP. Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

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    1. Hi Sheila, Nice to hear from you again. I appreciate your support. Thanks for the wonderful compliments. Have a fabulous week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  9. These cards are beautiful, Gloria. Thanks for sharing them at Avadares Challenge Blog.
    Blessing hugs,
    Teresa

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    1. Thanks Teresa for the lovely compliment. I appreciate you visiting my blog. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Gloria

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  10. All of your cards are beautiful! The papers are wonderful and so is all the embossing. Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

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    1. Thanks GiGi for the lovely compliments and for visiting my blog. Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Gloria

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    1. Thank you Susie for your compliment and for taking time to visit my blog. I appreciate your support. Have a terrific week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  12. Beautiful cards, thanks for joining us at Lady anne's Challenge.

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    1. Thank you Sharon for the lovely compliment and for taking time to visit my blog. Have a fabulous week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  13. lovely card great colors. Thank you for joining us at fat Pages and ATC's this fortnight. Abbie (Owner) xx

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    1. Thank you Abbie for the lovely compliment and for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  14. Well WOW! Two wonderful cards with fantastic details and I love ALL of those butterflies. :)

    Thank you so much for joining the challenges at Top Tip Tuesday and Make It Monday, Gloria.
    hugs,
    Lisa xx

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    1. Thank you Lisa for the great compliments and for visiting my blog. Have a fabulous week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  15. What pretty cards! I really like how you decorated the insides too.

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  16. I love both projects! I really love cards (particulary CAS) with minimal stamping, that instead use color and space to make a strong design statement. I think you have accomplished this aesthetic beautifully! Your colors are bold, but not offsetting and the embossing is delicate and not distracting. Very nicely done! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expresssions.
    Hugz,
    Chana

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    1. Hi Chana. Nice to hear from you again. Thank you for such wonderful compliments and such encouraging words. I appreciate your support. I agree that sometimes less is better. I try to keep my Thank you cards clean and simple. Have a fabulous week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  17. What a pretty card. Love the butterfly detail. Thanks for playing at Cupcake. X

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    1. Thank you Faye for the compliment and for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Gloria

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  18. Hi Gloria I am back to thank you so much for surfing my blog today and for the wonderful complimentary comment you left. You are too kind.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

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    1. Hi Desire, I love your blog. I am always bragging to my family about how awesome it is and how much you inspire me to try to create outside my comfort zone. I am currently working on a step card and it is due to you making it look so easy and all the beautiful creations you design. I am in awe of your work. Mine won't look like yours; but maybe someday they will. :) Thanks for stopping by again. Have a fabulous week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  19. oh Gloria,
    this is adorable.
    I love the colors and the ribbon
    Please come back next week.
    Hugs
    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner

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    1. Thanks Tammy for the lovely compliments. I appreciate your support. Have a wonderful week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  20. Fantastic cards! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

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    1. Thank you Delphine for the compliment and for taking time to visit my blog. Have a terrific week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  21. Two great thank you cards inside and out.

    Thanks for joining us this week in our Anything Goes challenge at One Stop Crafts.

    Sarahx

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    1. Thank you Sara for the wonderful compliments. I appreciate you stopping by my blog. Have a super week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  22. Very pretty CAS card. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD

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  23. It took me a while to find your bird but I did eventually in the embossing! Lol! Beautiful cards, I love how you've decorated both sides of the inside.

    Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew challenge!

    Sheena
    xxx

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    1. Hi Sheena, Thanks for the lovely compliment. Sorry you had to search for the birds. I guess I knew where they were. HA!! Have a terrific week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  24. Beautiful butterflies everywhere, love them. Thanks for joining our Things with Wings challenge at Top Tip Tuesday Gloria.

    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips. Good Luck!

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    1. Hi Lisa, Nice to hear from you again. Thanks for the lovely compliments and for taking time to visit my blog. Have a wonderful week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  25. What a wonderful card...Love those die-cut shapes and the elegance of your creation. Nice embossing too...Thanks for joining us as Jackson's Digital Expressions.

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Jo Ann for taking time to visit my blog and for your lovely compliments. I appreciate your support. Have a fabulous week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  26. ADORABLE cards! LOVE the hexagon embossing folder!!! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  27. Very nice cards,thank you for sharing them with us at JDE; good luck in the challenge.

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    1. Thanks Joyce for the lovely compliment and for taking time to visit my blog. Have a terrific week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  28. Both of these cards are wonderful...love how you made these into thank-yous. Thanks for joining us this week at Flutter By Wednesday!
    :Dxx

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    1. Thanks Denice for taking time to visit my blog and for your wonderful compliments. Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  29. great cards, thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's

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  30. Wonderful cards Gloria...thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week, we hope you join us again next week.

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  31. Hi Gloria. You truly hit the CAS mark with your card. Great use of colored paper and embossing. Thanks for playing along with us at JDE!

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa for the lovely compliment and for visiting my blog. Have a fantastic week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  32. Your card is so cute and lovely. Thank you so much for joining us our Anything goes Challenge at Bearly Mine Challenges this week. Good luck!

    Hugs, Natascha

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    1. Hi Natascha, Nice to hear from you again. Thanks for the wonderful compliment and for visiting my blog. Have a terrific day!! Hugs, Gloria

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  33. Your polka dotted ribbon is awesome, Gloria! Thanks for getting 'All Tied Up' with us over at Clearly Inspired Challenges :D

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  34. Two beautiful cards Gloria,Thank you for joining in with us this month at Avadares challenge,Good Luck.
    Kevin xx Avadares Challenge GDT

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    1. Hi Kevin, Nice to hear from you again. Thanks so much for the wonderful compliment and for taking time to visit my blog. Have a wonderful week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  35. Fabulous, embossing folders. I just love how it makes both of your creations. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

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  36. Beautiful cards! Love the butterflies! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

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  37. Really beautiful. The embossing folders you used added the perfect touch to your cards. Thanks for entering your cards in the Monday challenge at My Craft Spot. :)

    Ally

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  38. What a fabulous selection of cards Gloria, love the honeycomb embossing folder, gorgeous papers too..
    Thanks for joining in with us at ATC’S and cards with Attitude..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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    1. Hi Chrissy, Nice to hear from you again. Thanks so much for your wonderful compliments. I appreciate your support. Have a super day!! Hugs, Gloria

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  39. And..
    Thanks for joining in with us at FAT pages and cards with Attitude also.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  40. Very Cute card, love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing and playing with Hiding in My Craft Room.

    Robin L.

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  41. Lovely cards all of them!

    Thanks for joining us at CCC this week.

    Susan x

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  42. Love this cartridge, what a great card!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM
    Jenscrapstoo

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    1. Thank you so much Jennie for the lovely compliment and for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

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  43. Fantastic cards, thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at Fashionista and good luck
    Julie x
    My blog
    Pennys Challenges DT member
    Fashionista DT member
    Forever Friends DT member
    OSAAT DT member

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  44. very pretty paper used, and very lovely cards. thanks for joining SC!!!

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  45. Great cards!

    Thank you for entering our challenge over at Fashionista Challenge Blog
    Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next time!

    Hugs
    Eva`s Scraproom
    DT Member at Fashionista Challenge Blog

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    1. Thanks so much Eva for the lovely compliment and for visitiing my blog. Have a fabulous week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  46. This is very nice, thank you for joining us at Avadares Challenge Blog.

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  47. Lovely card - great embossing and papers - thanks for sharing with us at Fussy & Fancy Friday
    Hugs
    Debbie xx

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  48. Clean and simple always works! Thanks for joining the Oozak October challenge :D

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Hi to all you wonderful bloggers!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your comments and support. I would love to have you as a member. Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy my blog. Gloria