12 December 2011

MCT 12 Days of Christmas: On the Twelfth Day of Christmas...

by Veronica

My, oh my! We've made it to day twelve on our "12 Days of Christmas" blog hop with My Creative Time. If you've come here from Trell's blog, you're headed in the right direction. If not, swing by Emma's blog so you don't miss ANY of the awesome projects featured today! Oh, and while you're there, check out her awesome new blog design (created by yours truly).

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You've probably seen a lot of "Subway Art" around lately. It's very trendy right now and is SO FUN! There are lots of tutorials on the web on how to create your own Subway Art if you feel inclined to do so. But as I see it, there's no need to re-invent the wheel.

I went 'a-Googling' to look for a fun, vibrant Subway Art print for Christmas and found quite a few really nice ones. But one definitely stood out for me! (free download for this print here) It was almost perfect! I re-colored the sage-y green letters to a more lime(ish) green and re-sized it to 8x10. The red frame was a Salvation Army find ($2). It was originally a dreadful brassy gold color, but I knew just how to change that! Enter: spray paint!

After spraying my frame with a couple coats of red spray paint, I adhered my freshly printed art onto my aqua striped background paper, slid it in the frame and called it done.

That was until I looked at it a bit longer.

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It was cute. I liked it. But it was missing something. What was that something? A big ol' floofy bow and accent piece! I stamped the sentiment and snowman (MCT All Around Christmas), colored it with my Copics and punched it out with my 1-3/8" circle punch. I popped that up onto my red card stock (cut with the Stitched Circle Die) and popped that up again onto my scallop circle (Scallop Circle Die). After threading my new 'medallion' with linen thread, I tied it into my big bow. The bow is hot-glued onto the frame. Easy peasy focal point for my foyer table!

***12 Days of Christmas Give Away Alert***

To qualify for ALL the AMAZING giveaways for the next 12 days, you must comment on every blog in this hop! You will have until Tuesday, December 13th @ midnight to have all of your comments in! VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE LEAVE A WAY FOR US TO CONTACT YOU IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE WINNERS! There are some AMAZING giveaways for this special 12 day event and some SURPRISES to help celebrate My Creative Time's One Year Anniversary! Yep, Emma released her FIRST set of stamps one year ago! So make sure you are tuned in because this is ONE hop you do NOT want to miss!

Thank you so much for stopping by for our "12 Days of Christmas". I know I can speak for the entire MCT Design Team when I say that we are SO happy you joined us for this hop and can't wait to share more fabulous projects with you! There's ONE MORE stop on this fabulous hop - Miss Kelley!

I hope you were inspired!

-Veronica


147 comments :

  1. This came out so nicely. I love the color of the frame.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  2. So cute! The bow and tag are just the perfect touch to finish it off. I can't believe it's the last day of the hop. :(

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  3. Love the subway art project. Would make a cute card too.

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  4. love it....so cute and simple.....thumbs up

    scrapente@hotmail.com

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  5. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S OVER:( i have enjoyed EVERYTHING these last 12 days!!! Your project today is GORGEOUS!!!
    BIG HUGE HUGS,
    Emma;)

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  6. That frame looks good in red!

    kissmyjen at gmail.com
    justcreativeme.blogspot.com

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  7. Love your frame! What a great idea. Subway art has become so popular, which leads to ridiculously costly too. I'm so glad you've been able to explain how to do it and provide a link so I can try to recreate it. Thanks so much!

    misshoanggg (at) gmail.com

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  8. Very pretty project. Thank you for al of your inspiration.
    nellessenconcrete@yahoo.com

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  9. This is such a beautiful project.. I love the frame and colors you used.. Thanks for the chance to win..

    Scrappy hugs,
    Amanda :0)
    amandascraftsandmore(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. beautiful!! I have had fun creating mine with fonts and designs. BUT I will also look at the freebie site.. beautiful frame! Thanks for inspiring me these past 12 days. your a new blog and i can't wait to see what else you create! parkernana5@cox.net
    http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

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  11. Love your subway art framed project....very pretty....love the red frame!! Thank's for sharing all your creations on this fantastic 12 Days of Christmas hop!!
    croptilludrop23@gmail.com

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  12. Thanks for all the inspiration
    craftmethis@gmail.com
    Thanks for the 12 days of Crafting Love.

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  13. Veronica I love your framed work. Enjoyed spending the past 12 days with everyone and hope you have a Happy Holiday. :)
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
    http://victoriasjunk.blogspot.com

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  14. OMGoodness do I like cute and simple! Great project!!
    TFS
    My Best to you for the Holidays!
    Kathie
    kathlee154atgmaildotcom

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  15. I love having framed art sitting around and this is just so perfect!
    Tracy
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

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  16. Hmmm ... I have the same exact subway art in a frame too and now that you mention it, mine is missing something ~~but not for long :). Thanks for the idea!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  17. Great job sorry to see end.
    lindaB
    top2kop@hotmail.com

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  18. Great job! Merry Christmas and sorry to see this hop end!
    janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  19. I love love love your subway art! Thanks for sharing the link :)
    Thanks for a great 12 days of creativity and inspiration!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  20. The details always come through. Happy Hoildays.
    whlr_mryatyahoodotcom

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  21. I love that you repurposed this frame and made this fabulous subway art, looks fantastic!! Can't believe this is the last stop, thank you and all the wonderful ladies for filling up my "I want to create book" soooo many fabulous ideas!!
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  22. I love your project. TFS!

    Kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

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  23. this framed art is awesome! great eye for color and detail!!

    and I am sad to see this come to an end!! I have enjoyed you all the past 12 days! thanks so much for sharing your ideas with us!

    brwneyes46@gmail.com

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  24. I love the red frame you put your subway art in. It really sets it off.

    sherri_braun@hotmail.com

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  25. What a simple, yet lovely decoration for the home!
    kidshomelove at yahoo.com

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  26. I love how this turned out! So cute!

    megan.saxe@gmail.com

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  27. I love your subway art, Veronica! This turned out so pretty!!!

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  28. Love it! I've being wanting to try and I just haven't. It's on my "to do" list.

    esterperez73@yahoo

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  29. Thought I a saw a glimpse of this in the background of one of your other posts. Very cute, love the colors & the ribbon & tag makes it even cuter!!!
    Have Really enjoyed seeing all your projects & reading your blog!!!
    Puppy Hugs,
    Wendy
    wendydotroos2boys@gmaildotcom

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  30. I downloaded a Christmas subway art piece too. Such a fun and easy decoration. You and the ladies (& gentleman) did an absolutely fantastic job on this hop. I don't know how you kept it up for 12 straight days, but you did & you did it very well. Thank you for all the ideas, inspiration and laughs. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Best wishes with your big Christmas Eve/Eve party. tamiwb1234 at aoldotcom

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  31. Adorable- I love it! Thanks for the inspiration! lclass003atgmaildotcom

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  32. This is such a beautiful decoration!! I love the red frame! Perfect,with the Ribbon and the Tag!! :)
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  33. Very cool subway art!
    You also did a great job on this blog hop as well!
    janette09@comcast.net

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  34. So cool! What a fabulous project - LOVE the colors!!!

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

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  35. This is a fabulous project!! Thanks for sharing 12 days!! Happy Holidays!! antdoda@aol.com

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  36. WOW, just beautiful, thanks for all the ideas.

    alvinadiaz@msn.com
    alvinascreations.blogspot.com

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  37. PERFECT -- I love that litle plaque what a great idea. So pretty and elegant.

    Thanks for all the GREAT ideas you have provided it has been so much fun seeing all your great stuff.

    Thanks for sharing
    terri_ski at yahoo dot com

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  38. This is a beautiful project and Emma's die goes great with it!! You did a wonderful job with the colors!!

    Christina Coen

    christina.coen@gmail.com

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  39. What a great project! You are so talented and such a loyal member of Emma's DT!
    TFS
    jashmore1944@att.net

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  40. I have been seeing these frames around and i want to give them a try. I love them!
    jeria22@yahoo.com tfs

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  41. Very cute idea. Thank you for all of the wonderful projects.
    Melissakc1@yahoo.com

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  42. Love it!!! thanks for the wonderful projects this past 12 days. They were all amazing!!! Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

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  43. very cute!!!

    rosiemini@gmail.com
    www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

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  44. this has been a great hop with oddles of talent Thanks for the inspirations

    Cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  45. What a gorgeous project, gotta love those finds. You did an amazing job (as usual) on Emma's blog, I absolutely love the new look, it is definitely her ;)

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  46. Cute frame. Thanks for sharing with us all your wonderful creations.

    ghost231985@yahoo.com

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  47. Oh,How Pretty! Love the Big Bow! Thanks for Sharing all of your wonderful Projects with us. Merry Christmas! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

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  48. W O W. That is awesome. You all have provided 12 days of incredible inspiration! THANK YOU!

    Lori
    Bloggin The Crafts
    lori at true dungeon dot com

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  49. very creative great hope and loved all the projects
    tfs
    olivervl at yahoo dot com

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  50. How bright and fun! Love the colours - wonderful project! TFS, this was an amazing hop!
    hugs, Jenn
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

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  51. Awesome project! Love the colors and the big bow.....gorgeous!!!
    I really enjoyed the 12 days of Christmas hop.....your projects were all amazing!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  52. Gorgeous! I loved this.

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  53. You have amazing talent. This is another creative project that I really enjoyed. Thank you for all of your time, talent and effort you have put into these 12 days of Christmas. Have a very Merry Christmas. teachermom5@gmail.com

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  54. Fabulous framed piece and the bow and accent piece are perfect.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  55. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL RED FRAME...LOVE IT SOOO MUCH!!

    GREAT JOB VERONICA!!

    MICKEY
    mickeysworld01@comcast.net

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  56. This subway art looks great! I love the festive green and red! Great home decor item!
    bsl60atembarqmaildotcom

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  57. The colors are great. Such a unique home decor piece. Wonderful job.
    craftkrazy@optonline.net

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  58. TFS all your projects and inspiration over the past 12 days. Can't believe it's coming to an end. (tear)
    Great job on Emmas new logo. Love it!

    christinescreativecards@gmail.com

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  59. I love this idea! The colors that you have used are really fun! Thank you for sharing all of your projects!

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  60. i LOVE this! the colors are wonderful!
    babi96 at aol dot com

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  61. Super Cute! I love the colors used. Thank you for sharing!

    Treava
    scrapsalot31@gmail.com

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  62. Love the Subway art and the frame looks fabulous.
    Kathy
    Katsews at Gmail dot com

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  63. Really love your famed subway art! Thanks for all you have shared this week,for the inspiration and all the hard work!

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  64. Really fun!! I have enjoyed your creations this whole hop.

    LindaV
    tulips4u_90501@yahoo.com

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  65. What a great project. Love that you made it your own with the colors, and that bow and little tag are just perfect. mprantner at gmail dot com

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  66. Oh Veronica...first of all...fab job on Emmas blog!!! It looks so awesome!!! What a great project today...I love that subway art and I especially love how you got the frame for $2 and repainted it...so great!!! Thanks for the download too!!! And a huge thanks for all the projects you posted for Emmas 12 days!!! I have loved it all and am totally inspired!! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!!!
    hugs,
    joni

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

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  67. Cute idea. It came out great.

    savmora@gmail.com

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  68. Totally cute! I love the look of Subway Art, but yours is possibly my favorite!

    at home ink at q dot com

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  69. I've really had a great time on this blog hop seeing all of the fun and creative projects the team has come up with.
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  70. very cute little tag!! I think it's adorable!!

    Ashley
    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

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  71. This is a great project and I love that you found the frame for $2 and made it look awesome!

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  72. Love this! The colors are wonderful and that tag and bow really make it special.
    emily.trekkie at gmail dot com

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  73. Beautiful job on this Veronica, it is lovely Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

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  74. Love it the colors are great and all your added touches. Thanks for a wonderful 12 days and all the inspiration.

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  75. Great Job!
    Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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  76. Love this - it turned out beautifully! Thanks for all of the great projects you've posted the last 12 days!! Merry Christmas!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  77. Awesome creativity!
    sdhutch92598@sbcglobal.net

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  78. You have amazing talent and class. I've enjoyed getting to know you these last twelve days!

    Dorcas
    dtroche@bellsouth.net

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  79. Love this!! I have been wanting to make something with subway art for quite some time. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

    Hugs,
    saundra
    Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

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  80. Very cute. I had never heard of looking for subway art. I will have to try it. Thanks for all your projects you have shared with me.

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  81. Super cute! Thanks for sharing! I love it! TFS CallyAnn
    callyannc@live.com
    Merry Christmas

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  82. Adorable! I love everything from the 12 days!

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  83. Thanks for all the great projects. I am going to be a very busy person . Merry Christmas! Regina
    regina95370@sbcglobal.net

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  84. This is very pretty, love the subway art look too! And the little tag in the corner is so cute! Thank you so much for all of the inspiration!
    Lisa
    lisascreativeniche at gmail.com

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  85. This is so super cute! Love the colors! You did an awesome job on the 12 days of Christmas hop! I really enjoyed it and hate to see it end! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
    lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  86. What a cute frame.
    Candy
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com

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  87. AWESOME! I love this ... I saw this in one of your previous post and I thought to myself awwe thats really cute I would like that in my home and now I can totally make it!! WOOHOOO thank you for all your inspiration over the last 12 day you really are one awesome crafty lady :)

    Micia
    yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

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  88. I really love this. I adore the frame that you put the printable in. Wonderful job!!!

    Kim
    kpedersen44@yahoo.com

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  89. Awesome project. I looked at the original and I think your lime green is definitely a better look. I love it! The bow and accent piece really do finish it off nicely! Beautiful job! Hugs- Glora

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  90. Love your project. You are right!! the big bow and tag are the extra needed touch. Thanks for the link for the Subway art. I took a Jessica Sprague class for Photoshop Elements and the only part I have not completed is the Subway Art project. Guess I better get back and get it done. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  91. very pretty. I like the colors you used;0)
    great job during the hop:0)

    bex@
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  92. Great framed project! Love the colors and the bow/tag! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

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  93. This is such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing. ninadee@sbcglobal.net

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  94. This is an awesome project!! I just love subway art!

    javajen1 at hotmail dot com

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  95. This is super adorable!!
    (:(:Smiles:):)

    Robin
    thecricutscrapper at yahoo dot com

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  96. Love, love, love your project. Thanks for sharing the link.
    thejanner@xcelco.on.ca

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  97. Nice project. Great job! Thanks for sharing all your projects.
    lorrainephelps at sbcglobal dot net

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  98. Love the subway art. Thanks for sharing.
    Pat
    plweir1969@yahoo.com

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  99. Very pretty. Thank you for doing trh blog hop, and sharing your ideas and talent.

    Jan
    bearycreativecrafts@gmail.com

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  100. Totally beautiful! Who would have thought an ugly gold frame could be sooo pretty!
    Denise J.
    drjohnson0526@gmail.com

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  101. Great idea. Thanks for sharing your talents over
    the past 12 days.
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  102. Nice! Thank you so much for all your creative projects during this hop.
    Evelyn
    evl14512@gmail.com

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  103. Very nice.

    rumored2b@yahoo.com

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  104. Very cute thanks so much for all your hard work on the 12 days of Christmas you always leave me inspired
    Merry Christmas
    Shanna W.
    Gracesonnawilson@gmail.com

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  105. Love subway art. Fabulous decor gift idea. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  106. Lovely, great job, enjoyed that hop and all the creations!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

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  107. Great gift idea Veronica! Love it!
    Hugs,
    georgifelix at verizon dot net

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  108. So very cute .
    Thank you for all of your FUN hard work.
    F.U.N.
    Bobbi

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  109. Great decor. Love both project. Thanks for share another project with us.
    lopezjrivera@centennialpr.net

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  110. this project is great. i love the tag.

    tammi_amata@ameritech.net

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  111. A great frame and in your colors...the bow and tag are perfect for it too. Great job! Thank You for all your work in the 12 Days Hop. It was a lot of fun and full of wonderful ideas.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  112. I love the colors of your subway art project. Great job on all your projects. Thank you for sharing.
    brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

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  113. Super cute project. Great job the last 12 days.
    shellyholsinger@yahoo.com

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  114. What a great find ! You did an awesome job with sprucing it up!

    Jamie
    Http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

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  115. Very cute! Thanks for all the great ideas over the past 12 days. It's been fun.


    Danielle
    leeceratops@comcast.net

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  116. amazing subway art!

    -- dalis
    alidalis AT comcast DOT net

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  117. nice idea
    mygypsierose@Sbcglobal.net

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  118. Your frame is so adorable!! Just love the colors that you used!!

    bolvera66@yahoo.com

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  119. Love this frame and the colors. This is so pretty. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  120. I definitely am inspired. Thank you. jsj111@cox.net

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  121. your subway art is very cute! you are an inspiration! I really liked all of your projects!

    rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

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  122. Great frame. I like that you did it in red.
    marg0006@verizon.net

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  123. Love the frame, very christmasy. Gloria Contreras
    Gloriaandmickey@yahoo.com

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  124. Very pretty! Thanks for the link, I downloaded the file and can't wait to use it! Thanks for sharing all of your designs during this blog hop, I'm inspired to make some fabulous projects. I'm a new follower and I'll be back often!

    lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  125. This is sooooo pretty!! LOve it! Thanks for all the fun these past 12 days ;)
    papercreations_bytricia (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  126. What an adorable idea. Love the frame. Olivia orjm79@yahoo.com

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  127. What a darling subway art frame! I might have to give this a whirl! Thank you for a fun 12 days of inspiration!

    Debbie H.
    niteowlis at clear dot net

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  128. What a neat idea! TFS.

    Debbie B
    debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

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  129. this was beautiful!

    thanks
    gloria
    esquivel865@yahoo.com

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  130. Love it this would make a really goo d gift :) Happy Holidays!!
    rhoshoun@gmail.com

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  131. Fun project.
    sarah.quillem@gmail.com

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  132. That was the finishing touch... I am sure everyone had fun playing with Miss Emma's awesome dies and stamps

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  133. This is such a pretty frame!! TFS Lisa - elwalten@aol.com

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  134. Very pretty! It makes me think outside the box more.

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  135. Aren't those tags just the greatest! Love your framed piece! Thanks for such a great 12 days of inspiration :)

    hugs
    Cassandra

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  136. I too am a big fan of spray paint! You can make just about anything new or different with it!
    wickedmtchic@yahoo.com

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  137. Beautiful...I must hit the lottery to be able to buy ALL of Emma's stamps and dies. ALL you LADIES are AMAZING!!!

    dendearmas@aol.com

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  138. Love this frame idea.

    Gabriela

    gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

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  139. lovin all the projects. great hop.
    shanasewing@yahoo.com

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  140. Beautiful frame! TFS.

    coupondenise at live dot com

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  141. This is a really sweet frame. It's 10:33PM 12/13. I say that because some time stamps are a whole day ahead of my time!!
    Pam at
    http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

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  142. I am in love with your colors!!

    Alina
    alina.luis@live.com

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  143. Love the bow! Love the colors! Great project!

    www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com
    america57@comcast.net

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  144. I totally LOVE this! What a great gift idea too!
    Thanks for all the inspiration.
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
    Lori
    got2bcrafting at gmail dot com

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  145. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! The frame turned out awesome!!! Its perfect

    hugs,
    Sarah
    liveloveandscrap@hotmail.com

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I appreciate your feedback and hope you were inspired!