Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Color Room - Palette#50 - Bloghop & a new D.T

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Hello Dear Friends and Welcome to Blog Hop! Today, I am very happy to announce that I have been asked to join the Color Room's incredible design team and that we are celebrating the 50Th Palette which you can see by clicking on The Color Room.

Here is my page. I turned the sketch to accommodate a 8 1/2 x 11 L.O. The title means "With 2 teenagers..." and the journaling talks about the fact that when the going gets tough, nothing replaces a little humor ;-)





UPCLOSE AND PERSONAL with.....alexandra sirugue-mac leod

1.    I am Franco-American. I was born in Paris and I live in Chicago.
2.    I Live with D.H Mark who is half Irish ( Happy St Pat Honey!) and half Scottish. We have two teenagers: Gabrielle Rose (17 1/2 , Keelan Ange (16) and Gallianne Lily (7 1/2). We have no pets because Mark and Keelan have asthma but if we could we would have a cat!
3.    On my desk right now you will find: my camera to the right, my lens to the left, my dark red Moleskin and my iphone charging.
4.    My favorite colors to work with at the moment are: "off colors" or washed colors but I love any colors as long as I can pair them with Kraft!
5.    What kind of themes do you often scrap? (what do you most like to record, or do you just scrap for art’s sake?): "capturing the moment" ( which is also the name of my photo blog )that's what I'm all about. I strongly believe that by doing so one can preserve the very essence of that memory.
6.    Where do you scrap? In my kitchen. I have granite counter tops and they are perfect for all of my crazy experiments! I like to be there in the heart of the house and we are very fortunate that it is spacious and leads into a backyard.
7.    What is your scrapping process? I almost always start with the pictures but when I don't, I'll let myself follow an idea or a sketch. These days, I have been loving incorporating ephemera into my pages but whatever I do, I try to have a strong design (which to me is "the backbone" of the page)with lots of textures while keeping the ensemble rather "clean"
8.    My favorite food is simple, wholesome, homemade and often vegetarian. I love a my Mom's Lentil dish, a good ratatouille, a Pissaladière with a glass of Rosé, fresh Sushi with loads of pickled ginger, fresh baguette with a slice of Alsacienne Foie Gras...I could go on and on ;-)
9.    My top 3 favorite tools are: my Guillotine (I am French after all), stamps and dies. 
10.   I get my inspiration from absolutely everywhere: Friends, fellow bloggers, dreams, adverts, street windows...
11.   Describe a Technique you used on your project this week: Let's see, I inked (with Distress Inks from Ranger) the edges of the fabric flower on the lay-out up above: by doing so I added dimension to the petals and depth to the page.



I would like to thank you for stopping by and encourage you to post comment for a chance to win ;-) And now let's go see Anna in Warsaw, Poland who is the next designer on the blog hop list.

EDIT: Sorry Friends, I forgot to write my question for your chance to win ;-)
What are my favorite TOOLS?

111 comments:

  1. I Laughed out so loud in my still broken voice and cackled when I got to " my Guillotine (I am French after all)" Out of this world funny, seriously seriously HILARIOUS!!! can't stop laughing!!!!

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  2. Eh bien, c'est impressionnant comme tu alignes toutes ces DTs!!! Félicitations et beaucoup de plaisir!

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  3. gorgeous alexandra! fabulous blog too btw... x

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  4. What a gorgeous Layout, Alexandra!
    You´re funny too!
    You love your Guillotine, stamps and dies.
    bises
    Larissa

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  5. Hi Alezandra! I loved your proct! It's adorable!! And the flower it's fantastic!!
    Your favorites tool is your guillotine, stamps and dies!
    Hugs from Lívia.

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  6. Such a beautiful layout - and I love the technique you have used! You love your Guillotine, stamps and dies!

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  7. Je suis très heureuse d'avoir découvert ton blog, j'aime beaucoup ce que tu fais! Je suis une Canadienne francophone, ou plutôt, une Québécoise. Merci de partager tes créations avec nous!

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  8. Looks fantastic Alexandra. Thank you for the technique tip with your fabric flower.

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  9. What a gorgeous Page Alexandra, and Welcome to the TCR DT!!!!

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  10. Fantastic style. I love to hear 'why they scrap' and what motivates them. Thanks for sharing a piece of you.

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  11. Lovely layout! I LOVE your granite counter tops, thank you for sharing those photos! I am so excited to see what else you create for TCR

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  12. Beautiful flowers! Your favorite tools: your Guillotine, stamps and dies.

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  13. Woohoo! I almost miss THIS "little" piece of news if it weren't for the ColorRroom newslettter!! SO happy for you as you are SO deserving, Alexandra! I'm really looking forward to seeing your future work with the Color Room :)

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  14. congratulations for the commission of TCR .... beautiful page!

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  15. congrats and that is a wonderful layout, love the colors this week. Your top 3 fav tools are: Guillotine, stamps and dies. I look forward to seeing more of your creations.

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  16. Alexandra, beautiful classic layout. You make simple divine..... xo

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  17. Hi Alexandra, great layout!!! Love the flowers!!
    Your favorite tools are your guillotine, stamps and dies!
    Great blog!
    Carmen

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  18. Hi there! Really nice letting to know you better. Your fav tools ars Guillotine, stamps and dies.

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  19. Hi great lo love the fabric flower,Your favorite tools: your Guillotine, stamps and dies.

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  20. Beautiful blog, love the LO and how you distressed the flower. Your favorite tools are:

    Guillotine, stamps and dies.

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  21. Congratulations to you! The Color Room is extremely lucky to have you on their team. Gorgeous layout as always.

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  22. Lovely LO
    Your favorite tools is guilhotine, stamps and dies
    xx
    Leila

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  23. Welcome to the Color Room team:):) Fantastic layout:)

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  24. Just beautiful! And I loved reading more about you! HUGS!

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  25. Bonjour Alexandra, félicitations pour la DT!!!
    Superbe page
    Your favourite tools are
    Guillotine, stamps and dies
    Bisous. Mina

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  26. Beautiful work as always, loved seeing your kitchen and your creative hands at work! Fave tool? The cutter {easier to spell than guillotine}.

    AND very happy and proud for being named to a DT, they are lucky to have you dear lady.

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  27. Alesandra is such a beautiful layout !!!
    I love the technique you have used! Great job at all..perfect page.

    Your favourite tools are
    Guillotine, stamps and dies
    Hugs

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  28. Yay.. congrats Alexandra!I'm so happy for you as you are SO deserving my dear. Looking forward to seeing your creations at The color room. I will visit there more often now :)

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  29. Gorgeous layout Alexandra! LOVE your kitchen btw!!! and great technique too! :))

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  30. Favorite tools - guillotine (which I'm hoping is your slicer???), stamps and dies. Congrats on being a new designer.
    Karen

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  31. Stunning elegant page. I have 1 boy just entering the world of "teendom" and one just on the cusp, so I can totally relate to the "teen thing". I also love my guillotine and I am not French!! LOL!

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  32. Hi Alexandra and congrats on your DT posi. Your layout is just lovely! I just love that beautiful fabric flower. As for your question re tools: Guillotine, stamps and dies. Cheers Belinda

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  33. Gorgeous page.. love your altered flower!! Your fav tools are: my Guillotine, stamps and dies. :)

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  34. Je viens de chez crop adict qui participe aussi !
    Ta page est magnifique ! Gris Bisoux ma belle !

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  35. Beautiful layout Alexandra !!!! Your favorite tools are guillotine, stamps and dies :)

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  36. Gorgeous page...that flower is divine!
    You love your Guillotine, stamps and dies.

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  37. et bien tu gâtes mes yeux en ce moment , je l'adore celle là aussi , quelle harmonie !

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  38. Mes couleurs préférées sur ta page .tu oublies de dire que tu ne crains pas de te salir les mains....;Ta fleur est magnifique ,superbe idée.j'espère que "Papertrey Ink"voit la belle utilisation que tu fais de leur die.Y.S

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  39. Love the flower treatment! Great LO...Your fave tools are guilloutine ;) dies, stamps.

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  40. Lovely to see your blog & page. Your favourite tools are, guillotine, stamps and dies.

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  41. Félicitations Alexandra ! Tu as tellement de talent !
    Ta page est magnifique.
    Bises

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  42. Bravo ma Belle <3
    Même si je te l'ai déjà dit, je suis super fière de Toi et heureuse pour cette nouvelle DT où j'espère, tu t'amuseras bien et tu prendras plaisir à tester de nouvelles choses ;-)

    Ta page est sublime (encore une fois!!) et comme ta Maman, j'adore ces tons de bleu que tu as utilisé, la mep est parfaite. Il s'en dégage une parfaite harmonie!! J'adore, j'adore, j'adore!!!
    Merci pour ce bel article sur toi qui me donne du baume au coeur...

    Je t'embrasse très très très fort ma Douce <3
    Bon vendredi!!

    A très vite

    xoxoxo

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  43. Love the simplicity of your LO. It is gorgeous!!

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  44. Congratulations on the DT spot, Alexandra!!! so happy for you! =) beautiful page, too! love the subtle stamped, inked and misted details! fabulous work as always. love reading a little more about you, too! =) have a wonderful weekend!

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  45. Youhouuuuuuuuuuu !!!!!!!!! Et en plus, j'adore ce blog ou j'enregistre dans mes fichiers la plupart de leurs combos associes a de jolies photos d'interieur le plus souvent. Bravo a toi mon Alex pour cette nouvelle DT ou tu vas pouvoir nous donner encore plus d'inspiration.
    Quant a ta page, ce bleu la me parle tellement, sans compter ta mise en page !
    Je t'embrasse bien fort ainsi que ton Mark et les lulus.

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  46. beautiful layout.
    favorit tools: Guillotine, stamps and dies
    hugs Pia

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  47. Great LO. I've got teenagers of my own so I know what you mean.
    Favorite tools: your Guillotine, stamps and dies
    Hugs Linda

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  48. Fab kitchen Alex, wouldn't mind granite countertops myself! why of course; you love your chop-chop, stamps and dies! love your sense of humour and totally brill page! :)

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  49. Nice simple lo!
    Your fav tools are Guillotine, stamps and dies :)
    Hugs!
    Drycha

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  50. You love your guillotine, stamps, and dies... Nice layout btw :)

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  51. Gorgeous layout and I love that flower!
    Your favourite tools are your: guillotine, stamps and dies.

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  52. LOL I love that your fave tool is a guillotine ( i even mouthed it with a french accent - a bad one!!) TOO funny!! Great layout too

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  53. Beautiful layout and ditto flower. Your favorite tools: Guillotine (ery funny :), stamps and dies

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  54. Fabulous layout and that flower is gorgeous!
    Your fave tools are your guillotine (I call it chopper), stamps and inks.

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  55. Beautiful LO, your blog is great.
    Your favourite tools are Guillotine, stamps and dies.

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  56. Great tip!
    Your favorite tools are gullotine, stamps and die.

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  57. Congratulation for the DT-nomination. Fab LO, I love Kraft as well. Your fav tools are your Guillotine, stamps and dies.

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  58. beautiful, love how you inked this gorgeous flower and your layout is stunning, love all the details and how you used the kraft.

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  59. Your Guillotine, which sounds merciless, stamps and dies are your fave tools!

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  60. What an awesome layout! Great negative space!! And the answer is: my Guillotine, stamps and dies

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  61. i love the flower being colored and done...superb colors match!

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  62. I love the simplicity of this lo.....well done! Teresa

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  63. beautiful layout! Wish I could scrap in my kitchen ... I'm sure my better half would KILL me if I painted on the granite!

    Your favorite tool: Guillotine

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  64. very nice layout. love the flower, so much texture there!! Beautiful kitchen as well!!

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  65. ta page est très belle
    bravo
    moi je parle pas anglais alors pour la réponse à la question je vais faire un copié/collé !! lol
    tes outils préférés sont :Guillotine, stamps and dies
    (avec le traducteur ça donne guillotine des timbres et meurt) bof quoi !! lol

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  66. C'est une super nouvelle ça ! Bravo à toi ma chère Alex, c'est amplement mérité ! Et puis j'ai beaucoup aimé lire le petit questionnaire, très instructif et très drôle ! D'ailleurs c'est très rigolo, hier, ma belle-soeur, qui est anglaise, m'expliquait justement que massicot se disait guillotine...Sinon je crois que je serais passé à côté du vrai sens !
    Je t'embrasse bien fort ! @ bientôt !

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  67. Beautiful LO, I can understand the humor approach and teenagers since I have a 16(soon to be 17) years old son. I am also an emigrant who lived in Chicago for many years and now living in a far suburbs of Chicago. Your favorite tools are guillotine, stamps and dies. Congratulations on joining Design Team in The Color Room.

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  68. C'est instructif de venir chez toi. J'ignorais que massicot se disait guillotine. D'ailleurs ma guillotine toute neuve (à peine 8 jours) ne marche pas et effiloche mon papier. Heureusement que c'est une fiskars et que ces petites bêtes sont garantis 5 ans.

    Et sinon j'adore ta page, ce turquoise est merveilleux avec le kraft et je tilte sur cette petite ligne de journaling. Les petits détails tout simples accrochent parfois mon regard sans que je sache expliquer pourquoi.

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  69. Et ben !!!!Tu deviens sacrément célèbre !!!! bravo pour cet article, et ta page vaut le détour ; magnifique !
    Bises
    Estelle

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  70. Congrats on the DT. I can't wait to see more of your stuff.

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  71. Your favorite tools are your guillotine, stamps and dies. Congratulations on the Design Team position for The Color Room.

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  72. your guillotine,stamps and dies...i loved your flower and lovely clean lines...i can never get that white space quite right...

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  73. It's such a nice blog of yours! Tools...guillotine, stamps and dies(aren't these mine too?):D....

    Thanks for the inspiration. Merci!

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  74. Waouh ! 79 messages ! et avec le mien, 80 ! et tout ça, sans aucun spam ! alors là, je dis bravo !
    Bon, j'avoue, je ne les ai pas tous lus (eh! j'ai envie d'aller dormir aussi !)...

    Bravo aussi pour ta page, elle est sublime ! J'adore ces tons de bleu avec ce kraft, magnifique !

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  75. I forgot the answer to your question is Guillotine, stamps and dies.

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  76. great page - my fav tools are my edge punches

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  77. Hi ... what a gorgeous place and i like that you sc5rap in the hub of the house!

    gorgeous page and i love the inking on that flower perfect!

    and welcome to the team!!!

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  78. I love your layout!Congratulations on becoming part of the team. I look forward to seeing more of your work :D

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  79. Félicitations pour cette nouvelle aventure. Je suis sure que je vais piocher de bonnes idées de déco dans ce blog. (Je suis impressionnée par le nombre de coms).

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  80. Pretty and simple :) and answer: guillotine, stamps and dies

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  81. i don't want to be entered, i just wanted to comment it was nice to step a little more into your world with your bio in this post.
    and your kitchen is just gorgeous!
    ~j

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  82. Congrats on the DT spot!! The answer to your question is Guillotine, stamps and dies :)

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  83. Such a cool page! Congratulations on being part of TCR's design team! Answer: You love your guillotine, stamps and dies.

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  84. Bravo à toi Alex ! Cette distinction est amplement méritée et je suis sûre que grâce à ton intégration dans cette équipe, tu vas nous montrer encore plus de merveilles !
    Quant à tes outils préférés, à part les encres et les tampons, je dirais cette super machine ( dont j'ai oublié le nom ) qui te sert à découper les lettres en différentes matières... et que je trouve géniale!...

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  85. Not posting to win, just saying congrats on TCR! Love that site. Hope I get more time to post soon. And I laughed at your guillatine (sp?) comment.

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  86. Comme j'aime cette page !!! Elle est très belle !
    Bisous et bon dimanche

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  87. what a beautiful LO you created!
    love your tip and tricks!
    your favorite tools are: guillotine, stamps and dies)))

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  88. Congratulations on tour new DT post, I love your work! Guillotine of course is your tool of choice!

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  89. Lovely page and lovely blog! It was so nice to read about you, and you love your Guillotine (he he he), stamps and dies :)

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  90. You're top 3 favorite tools are: my Guillotine, stamps and dies
    Marie-Anne

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  91. Great LO! Your favorite tools are your Guillotine, stamps and dies. Congrats on being selected a DT member!

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  92. I love your project,thanks for letting us know a little more about you..I pulled out my paint for chipboard and then sanded and distressed.

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  93. Like the clean lines of your layout and the stamping tips. Your favourite tools are Guillotine, stamps and dies. x Helen W

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  94. Hi Alexandra...your favs are guillotine, stamps and dies... :-)

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  95. I love your blog. GREAT page to Alexandra.
    Your favourite tools are my Guillotine , stamps and dies.
    x

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  96. gorgeous blog, big house and lovely layout and my answer...guillotine, stamps and dies.

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  97. 104 messages sur ce post! Tu explose tous les records, chère scropinette!!!
    BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO pour la DT!!!
    Je suis tellement contente pour toi!!! Mais c'est surtout eux qui ont de la chance : tu es une mine d'or...
    Bon scrap
    et gros gros bisous,

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  98. I came here from the color room..I loved what you did with the palette.I will be coming back to check out future projects and to get inspired...thank you simplyhandmaid

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  99. Oh, I forgot to add your answer ...your favorite tools are your guillotine, dies , and stamps..simplyhandmaid

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  100. Love your project and your blog!
    I´ll follow you!
    Your favorite tools are guillotine, stamps and dies.
    kisses from Brazil!

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  101. De toute beauté !

    Your favorite tools: Guillitine, stamps and dies

    Hugs from Montreal

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  102. Beautiful artwork!

    Fav. tools: guillotine (:D), stamps & dies.

    Buy from the Netherlands!

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  103. I just love your creative simplicity on this page - wow!

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