Thursday, 4 August 2011

CASE Study Anniversary Blog Hop

I thought I would warn you at the start - it's a humongous post! :)
If you'd like to skip the boring bits and get straight to the prize, I promise I won't be mad. I'm quite likely to be raving... :P

You should have arrived here from Heather's blog, but if you're lost or want to join in just now, please refer to the CASE Study blog, for the full list of participants.


So, my precious "baby" called CASE Study is one year old - unbelievable! It's been the most rewarding and humbling experience, to work with such extraordinary artists that our Designers and Muses are.
LinkWe put together a Blog Hop, to celebrate the event! The theme is CASEing/being inspired by one of our DT Members - past or present.
We wouldn't have a celebration without some goodies to grab, and I assure you that there's LOTS to win this week!
The random winners will be chosen on Wednesday, from the comments on the participants' blogs, and announced on the CS Blog.

I've been agonizing over the decision about whose card to choose... Being so lucky to have the most amazing Design Team on the face of the earth, also means that there is simply too much goodness to choose from!
So, I decided to pick one of my favourites, from each of the current DT members. I don't have the card for Jean, who's still away and unfortunately couldn't participate this week, and for Sue... I simply run out of time!
I'm sure to have something special in store for you later on, sweeties!

Let's start with Aimes... sweet, sweet girl :) I adore her clean style and an eye for composition
This striking green beauty is one of my absolute favs from her. Here's my take:

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I didn't have any hoarded green Primas, so I figured I could add a little dimension to a stamped flower :)

Andrea... she absolutely ROCKS elegant style. While most of her cards I wouldn't be able to recreate (goodness gracious, have you seen what she's doing with her dies and punches??), this gorgeous card caught my eye as soon as I saw it a while back, and heyyyy... I can make it too!

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Clare is one of our newest Designers, and I squealed with joy when she agreed to join us! She's got the loveliest shabby, feminine style that makes me sigh in bliss whenever I visit her blog. I remember reading in her Moxie Fabber of the Week interview, that my work is an inspiration to her... holy cow, really??? You can't trade a good feeling like this for anything in the world :)
I CASE'd this amazing creation of hers.

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Cristina... our Superstar! She's aiming high in this wonderful industry, and I'm absolutely sure that all the opportunities out there are within her reach. She's the one that gives me the "light bulb moments" most often - looking at her newest creation, she gets me wondering "why the heck I didn't think of THAT before"??
I loved the brilliant layout and colours in this card of hers.

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Debby is such a sweet person, with a top-shelf style and an eye for colour. When I first saw this card, I literally gasped. She's showing me what gorgeous things one can do with just a sheet or two of cardstock, and a few stamps. If you know me, you also know that I normally shy away from simple designs, but if not blogs like hers, I wouldn't feel ancouraged to push my limits at all.

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Julie has the most CAS style of the bunch, and she constantly amazes me with how full and "just right" her cards look, even if it's a simple one layer with a single image on it. I was taken with the amazing layout of the second card in this post, and tried to recreate it while applying a different theme. Can you believe I actually made the card even simpler?? GASP!

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Lastly, our wildly talented SU! Demo, the Queen of distressing - Teneale. My oh my, I could talk forever about what I love in her work! Her designs are flawless and always striking. I say she should make the Stampin' Up! folk walking proud as peacocks :)
I chose to CASE her Butterfly Blues card.

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I LOVE my girls :) I'm not going to tell you for how late I stayed up last night, to work on all these! HA! Of course, it would be much easier if I wasn't such a stinkin' procrastinator, but I do love the rush of adrenaline when the deadlines are chasing me! lol

I'm sorry for not having given you the list of supplies, but I figured that with an already long post, you'd want to skip that estra bit of information! If you have any questions regarding these cards, don't hesistate to contact me.

And now... the goodies to win!! Are you still with me??

I'm offering this little bundle to one random commenter:

20x 30x30 sheets of assorted Glitz Design papers,
Glitz Design "Love Games" stamp set,
Glitz Design Chipboard Album,
5x Glitz Design Teeny Alpha Stickers.

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Remember that you've got until Tuesday evening to comment on the DT's blogs, to be considered in the drawing!

Your next stop is Jill, with something that's sure to leave you in awe! I hope you enjoyed my longish post, and that you're having a fabulous time hopping with us :)

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132 comments:

  1. Wow thats some serious inspiration post! So sweet of you to have cased so many beauties and turned them into your own. Beautiful!

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  2. OMG! How in the world did you find time to create all of these total stunners! So much eye candy in your post- I bow down to the MASTER STAMPER!

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  3. GOSH they are all so beautiful but I got to say, I LOVE GREEN!!!

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  4. Oh my goodness...look at you creating all these gorgeous cards!!! You AMAZE me with everything you do!!! Hugs and congrats on the amazing year!

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  5. Oh goodness have you been busy, or what? It's amazing how you captured each of the designer's styles so well. Beautiful cards!

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  6. oh my oh my!!! you CASEd so many of them!! wow! All of them are so different from each other and SO gorgeous! Where do you find the time to make so many cards!!!

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  7. Amazing cards! All so different, yet all are just beautiful in their own right!!
    Wonderful inspiration!!!!

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  8. All beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. TFS your creativity...you amaze all of us as to how much can you accomplish with just 1 inspiration...

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  10. You are very talented and creative and I'm enjoying this "hop"!

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  11. I love all your cards!!! My fave is the white and green, "You Make Me Smile" cards! Thanks for the chance to win!!

    EthansImprints.blogspot.com

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  12. Once again you amaze me! One, for the number of cards you can produce and two, how devine they are! An inspiration as always!

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  13. Wow! Love your work. Great cards! :)

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  14. Om my dear God!! so many pretty creations!!! i think all those extra hours really did pay up!!! they all fab!! Thanks for the chance win the lovely goodies!

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  15. WOW!! You are such a star, what an amazing collection, each one fabulous!! How do you create so many jaw dropping cards!! You are so inspiring!! I hope you get to catch up on your sleep!!

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  16. i loved the cards you chose to take but i loved your take on each of those cards, i am new to card making and love your style. the cards are just gorgeous, and lovely, i like how you choose bright colors but still can CAS a simple card and make it look fab. thank you for sharing. i love the kid stamp.

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  17. Long post? Yes. Skip to the end? No way!! The journey through all of your CASEs was fantastic. Thank-you!
    Michelle.

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  18. A humongous post oozing with inspiration. I can see why you had a hard time picking!!! Congrats on your first anniversary :)

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  19. WOZERS Chupa!!! What a blog post so full of amazing inspiration!!! LOVE them all!!!

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  20. Love your post and all those gorgeous cards. TFS.

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  21. You've outdone yourself! I am so inspired!!!

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  22. You did an amazing job CASEing these wonderful ladies. Love them all...

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  23. Quite a task, looking at all the wonderful cards. But nice to see that you picked a whole selection of styles for us to see :o)

    Love Shelly X

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  24. SO sweet that you CASEd pretty much everyone. I love each card, and what you wrote about your designers!

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  25. WOW,lots of beauty in this post. you've been a very busy beaver.

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  26. wonderful cards! Love your work!

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  27. Wow.. beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing. Love how you go from busy/beautiful to clean&simple/beautiful!

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  28. I love all the original cards and what you did with the inspiration!

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  29. WOW!!! You've been busy! Great job on all your interpretations!!!

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

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  30. All of your takes on these great designers are spectacular!! Just became a follower--you are AmAzInG!

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  31. LOVE your adrenaline rush creativity! Always such a treat to see your creativity!!

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  32. Woo hoo... congrats on your 1st birthday, and what a party this is!

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  33. wow, you went all out!! How sweet to CASE each one on your design team. You definitely have picked the best of the best :) Here's to another fun year!!

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  34. Wow, your cards are amazing and the cards you cased are inspiring! Congrats on the CASE Study blog-aversasry! TFS ;-)

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  35. Gorgeous assortment of cards, Chupa! I love your style!

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  36. WOW!! Fabulous cards, each & every one of them!

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  37. WOW!! That is inspiration. Love all of them.

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  38. Congrats on your one year anniversary :) Love all your cases and what a great idea for this week's case. Hugest of hugs to you :)

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  39. Wow! you had you very own Casing Marathon, that must have been lots of fun. Amazing cards, all of them.

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  40. Your cards are beautiful. Every one is an inspiration! I haven't played along yet, but plan to soon! TFS your talents!

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  41. I can't believe you cased all those cards just for this post! You are such an inspiration and so is CASE Study! Your two blogs are the first ones I check when I log in. Thanks for all the crafty goodness and Happy Anniversary!

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  42. Congratulations on the 1st anniversary of your challenge blog Chupa! You've been busy girl! Making all these gorgeous cards! Love all of them! :o)

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  43. You are the sweetest, most diplomatic thing, AND your cards are gorgeous!!

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  44. Wow, you are a busy, busy girl! These are fabulous! Congrats on the first birthday, here's to another fabulous year! :D

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  45. Oh my gosh. You are so prolific and talented in every style. Amazing!

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  46. HUGE congratulations on the 1st anniversary, Chupa! I am always in awe of your wonderful creations and to think you did all of these last night! I've loved Case Study--so much inspiration. Here's to another great year!!

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  47. First, congrats on your baby's birthday! May there be many more to come!
    And hats off for your unbelievable effort on CASEing (almost) all the DT girls. Your cards are truly amazing! No wonder with such fantastic inspiration combined with your extraordinary talent. I'm in awe! :)

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  48. Chupa....I LOVE how you've CASE'd all of your DT girls! Fab job with all of these! I'm glad I'm not the only one who tends to "be late" with deadlines. I just work better under stress! hehe

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  49. OMG, you are a very busy lady and talented. All your cards are gorgeous. Great CASE's.

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  50. those cards look amazing and each one a one-of-a-kind.

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  51. Holy moly you have some talent up your sleeve! AMAZING cards!

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  52. WOW, how could I not still be with you? Such amazing cards (and more for my "to be CASEd" file). Thanks for sharing them all.

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  53. Oh sweet, sweet, Chupa! You are the best! You're like the teacher of our group who favours no-one but admries all :)
    I feel so lucky to be on this team and a part of this amazing group of seriously talented ladies! You made my crafty adventures all the more fun the day you asked me to join you :)
    Enough blubbering from me - let's party on!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
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  54. You are truly magnificent! All those takes on all those wonderful inspiration cards! Thank you so much for the fun challenges and Happy Anniversary! Peace & fun, Vicki

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  55. These are all such wonderful cards! I love it! You have inspired me to try some new techniques and styles!

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  56. It was so cool to see all the cards you CASED! I know you inspire me, but to see how all of these gals inspire YOU, WOW! Thanks for all the hours you spent putting those together! It is appreciated!

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  57. Oh my word Chupa, oh my word - you have really outdone yourself! I can't believe the amazing cards you created for all of us (love your CASE of mine) - you are fabulous and I am so delighted that you asked me to join in this wonderful CASE world of yours.

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  58. Oh wow!!! Your CASEs are all FABULOUS!
    Congrats on your first anniversary.

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  59. All the cards are wonderful and wonderful CASEs of your DT!!! Just recently started playing at CASE study and I love it!!! Love all the inspiration and different styles. Happy Anniversary!!

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  60. great job on all the cased cards! The inspiration and creative ideas are amazing - TFS!

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  61. Congrats on a successful 1st year with your blog challenge! You and your DT are ultra talented designers and I will have to "get with the program" and play along...hoping some of your talent will rub off on me! :-) So sweet of you to CASE each of the DT...all cards are so lovely!

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  62. OMG you have been very busy lol. Love them all but I really do like the one with the hot pink stamping which you cased for Christina.

    Jo

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  63. Gorgeous ... you always turn out such stunning cards! All wonderful inspirations, I may have to "borrow" from you!

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  64. Wow Chupa you amaze me!! Gorgeous cards, every one of them!! Thanks for the inspiration!
    smiles,Deena

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  65. You are an uber-talented woman, Chupa!!! Every card you created holds it's own beauty! What a wonderful DT you are blessed with and I am totally enjoying this blog hop. Thanks for all the inspiration your blog gives.

    Hugs,
    Victoria Merrick
    angelicmsn1@aol.com

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  66. The cards are all fabulous!!! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy

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  67. Such beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing such wonderful inspiration.

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  68. I love your card inspired by Debby... the stamp is beautiful, and I love the way that olive green contrasts with the dark pink. One of these days I will move away from my greens/golds and start experimenting with vibrant colours... so many beautiful examples and ideas on this blog-hop!!

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  69. gorgeous cards Chupa, luv your style girl!

    enjoy *~*

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  70. The. Nicest. EVER. You are our mama bear and we love you!!!!!!

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  71. You blow me away! WOW WOW WOW! Each of these cards is out of this world extraordinary and I can totally see a piece of the girls in each card ~ so cool! You completely captured their unique styles and the cards you created are so "them" yet so definitely "YOU"! I am in awe! WOW. Did I say WOW! Thank You so much for all this fabulous inspiration! WOW!

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  72. Talent everywhere you look! Beautiful stuff all 'round...

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  73. I absolutely love your vintage looking lavender rose Card!

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  74. Wowza!!! Iwona, they are all so special and beatuiful! I love what you did here and feel a lot of love from you to each one of the DT!
    Happy 1st Anniversary and thank you for inviting the wonderful blog hop.

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  75. Happy 1st, Chupa and the CASE Study! I've only recently found the challenge, but I'm so impressed with the muse's you choose and the amazing team you have, but I have always loved your designs (SCS gallery stalker). These late night creations are THE best. WOW!

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  76. Oh yes, Chupa, I stayed with you all the way, so many gorgeous cards to see! Fabulous job on all of them, you are so inspiring! Congrats and a very Happy 1st Anniversary!

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  77. Oh my,i am stunned by all your beautiful and inspiring cards.I wonder how you manage to make so many cards every time and that too beautifully.
    Congrats on the first years anniversary:)

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  78. Oh wow wow wow, what a treat!!! I have been playing with case study for a while and really love the challenge blog, congrats on being ONE, happy birthday!!!!

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  79. Happy 1st Birthday to Case Study! WOW!! I wish I could do these awesome cards by just staying up late!! You and your DT have GREAT talent and you are right to be inspired by them. Thank you for this challenge blog, even when I don't participate, I love seeing what everyone has made! Also, thanks for the great blog candy!

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  80. Wow Chupa these cards are all wonderfull. I am a sucker for shabby chic look though and the card you did based on Clare is simply gorgeous.

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  81. happy first birthday to the blog... and oh my.... what a set of amazing cards you have created ... what a talented group of designers

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  82. Happy blogging birthday CASE study!!
    I'm so happy that I found CASE study a couple of weeks ago, I LOVE IT!
    The crafting community is so unique that it encourages copying and adding a twist of other peoples designs!
    Kelly xx

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  83. wow so many cards i cant decide on a fav, they are all fantastic.

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  84. Happy blogaversary! Wow, all of these are absolutely stunning and so many different styles.

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  85. YOU CASED ALL OF US!!!!! LOL....you crazy woman! I bet you lost all kinds of sleep on making all these cards. Each one is just perfect and such a work of art! Thanks for making me a part of this wonderfully, fantastic team!

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  86. First let me congratulate on your 1st anniversary and I hope many more years to come. Amazingly how you manage to keep it up and make such an inspiring blog. And WOW i'm blown off by seeing all those cards I couldn't tell which I like the most they are all incredible. And thank you very much for the chance to win that big prize and keep up the good work.

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  87. Holy Toledo ... your talent is "over the moon"! Each card is a beauty. You're right - your Design Team is the best of the best. WOW!

    Happy Anniversary CASE!

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  88. WONDERFUL cards!!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  89. Oh my goodness! I think you have actually outdone yourself and I wasn't sure that that was possible! How amazing to be able to turn your hand to ALL those different styles! You've CASE'd the designs of others but the cards still have your own stamp on them (that pun was NOT intended!)

    An incredible display of talent :) Congratulations on starting up and continuing such a successful blog challenge - I look forward to it every Thursday and am grateful that you put the time and effort in to run it, thank you :)

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  90. Wow!!! You did so many cards! I admit, the inspiration is fabulous... ;)

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  91. Congratulations on your birthday and the huge success of your blog. I came across it through your joint challenge with Play date cafe and always associate the one with the other as the standard of work on both is so high.
    The reason I come back each week is because of the wonderful talent of your DT .The styles are so individual that in most cases I was able to remember the original card or recognise the style of the people you were casing.Whew long comment but i do want you to know how much i enjoy your blog challenge. Well done x

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  92. Above and beyond! Great post, and a great blog hop :o)

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  93. WOW! You have seriously outdone yourself, Chupa! Such beautiful creations! Thank you so much for all that stunning inspiration!

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  94. Wow, You have been busy! Love your CASEs!

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  95. It's no wonder everyone drools over your creations...you are a VERY TALENTED lady. I really enjoy seeing your art.

    Thank you so much for sharing your crafting life.

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  96. WOW! All of your cards (and your DT cards that you CASE'd) are absolutely FAB! And...what a generous prize pack for the lucky winner! It was a pleasure as ALWAYS!

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  97. Wow!So many beautiful cards! Congratulations on the one year anniversary. Hope there are many more.

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  98. Love all your cards Iwona. Do you ever sleep??? Congrats on your 1 year anniversary for your amazing challenge blog.

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  99. Oh Yes! A very long post - but so worth it to see your inspirations from so many others. Every card was simply wow!

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  100. CONGRATULATIONS on your one year anniversary!!!!!!

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  101. I loved all of your cases, but I particularly loved your final Case. Your case of Teneales was mind blowing. That rich blue in the background and those pretty butterflies down the centre. Thank you for sharing this creation with us!

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  102. Congratulations! Wow....I can see your great passion on card making. Every card is beautiful and at high standard. Really admire your talent!!!

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  103. Downright amazing that you were able to CASE all of our cards in one night! And every card is a sheer delight! Thank you for making CASE study one of the most fulfulling projects that I have the honor of being a part of...you are an absolute darling...in both leadership and friendship. Here's to another year at CASE Study!
    Oh, and, of course, I absolutely LOVE the card you CASEd of mine...your details are exquisite and I'm always so in awe of your incredible ability to master any type of style. All I can say is...YOU ROCK! ♥

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  104. First of all, CONGRATS on one year of CASE study. You have one of the best DT's around. Secondly, how did you ever find time to make all those gorgeous cards? They are all so stunning.

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  105. Wow! your cards really blow me away Iwona! There is so much gorgeousness I really don't know where to start... so I will just with you are very happy 1st blogaversary for this fun challenge site you created! Stamping hugs!

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  106. Your cards all are amazing!! You definitely have down the styles of your DT and picked a fabulous group..

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  107. wonderful creayions! So many different styles, hard to decide about the most beautiful ones.

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  108. Wow ... you have cased these wonderfully talented crafters to perfection ... I love every one of your lovely cards ...Fabulous!!!

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  109. Hi Chupa! I always admire how you play with colors, very bold! Thank you also for pulling together the fabulous DT with all their truly inspiring creations! Congratulations on CASE Study 1st Anniversary! -XingYing-

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  110. Wow, Iwona! All your cards are amazing and inspiring! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us! And a BIG congrats on your 1 year anniversary! :)

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  111. Lovely long post with great cards, all of them! Happy Anniversary.

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  112. WOW!!! WOW!! all these cards are beautiful and the last one with the butterflies just gorgeous Love it:) your coloring on the others projects I saw are amazing!! You are very talented!
    Hugs

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  113. WOW - Gorgeous CASE-ing!!! Congrats on your anniversary!!

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  114. beautifully done, you have been one busy bee, what an awesome tribute to all the girls, captured all the essence of their creations!

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  115. I love your style! These are all great cards, congratulations on the anniversary!

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  116. Amazing color-I love every shade of green but this tops them all! Each of your cards is an inspiration to me!

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  117. You are simply AMAZING! The cards are fantastic, every single one of them. WOW!

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  118. WOW!! Wonderful creations!!

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  119. Love all of your work! Thanks for the great inspiration.

    (My Google Account doesn't seem to be working)

    Connie MacFarlane

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  120. What amazing cards, Chupa! I love that you CASEd something from each of your designers! What a wonderful array of styles!

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  121. Thank you Iwona for the inspiration!!! Hope I win at least in the drawing (if not in challenges) :(

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  122. Really great green card, Chupa!

    Are you on the If The Shoe Fits challenge?

    xoxo

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  123. Okay give me a minute to wipe the drool off my mouth and straighten my shirt while I regain myself after seeing all of these works of art. Oh my goodness where do you get the time to create so much pure delightful masterpieces. You must be so organized and so highly driven. I can't believe all that you do here and elsewhere. Your work is breathless and I am so happy that I have had the priviledge to be inspired bye it. I am gonna try to get my card uploaded tomorrow. Thanks for providing us all with this amazing place to be inspired, encouraged, and challenged. Hugs.

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  124. Y choose one when you can choose them all, I love it! You are one talented lady!

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  125. So much lovely inspiration. 4
    You have done such a great work!

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  126. WOW!!..not one ..not two... you have cased seven wonderfully talented crafters to perfection ...specially your take on Cristina and Clare´s style.They both have complete opposite styles. I love all your lovely cards ...Fabulous!!!

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  127. Such beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  128. gorgeous cards!!! absolutely brilliant!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

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