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April 26, 2009


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oh my goodness Gretchen! I am loving the hanging flower cone, ALOT!!
Off to bed to dream about how I can recreate it :-)

Nicole Tugrul

Oh my goodness!! I LOVE your projects. I have been looking forward to the blog tour, and the wait was well worth it..amazing artwork!!!!!


Gretchen, I recently found your blog and visit often to see what creation that you are up! How fun to participate in a blog shop from the comfort of my chair! I'm heading to the next shop hop!! Tam in VA


Gretchen, What beautiful projects you made and two that were something other than cards too! Beautiful!! Have a great day!



Oops....I meant to say that I am looking forward to using the Oval All stamp set!! (It should be here on Tuesday)!!


I LOVE your work!! My favorite from the mini is the matchbox die. I made your treasure chest with my Big Shot Club members and it was a big hit!! Thanks for being so generous and sharing your amazing creativity!


That flower cone is gorgeous! Love the beads. (I loved your little chest of drawers, too! Brilliant!)

Bridget Larsen

It's absolutely gorgeous Gretchen, you've set the bar


I love this tour. Your projects are awesome. I'm so glad that you did more than just cards. They are great. Thanks for all your hard work. I'm Rae from Texas MsRaes.Scrapbiz@yahoo.com

Dawn Thomas

I have this set. It was the first thing I got from this catty! Thanks for the great ideas for it.

Mary Jo Price-Williams

Fabulous projects Gretchen. I love the colors and fun details. Great job.


Beautiful. I especially love project #2


What a fun tour- love your parisian breeze cone! I am loving this mini catalog as well - that sense of time set and the grommets are so fun

Pam Browne

Gorgeous work, as always, Gretchen! Love it all! Thanks for sharing it with all of us.


Great ideas!! I love that you stepped outside the box and did something other than cards. My fav in the mini catalog is the scallop oval punch. You can never have too many punches!!!


I love the Forest Friends stamp set in the new mini catalog. Thanks for the great inspiration you provided this morning!


I have been subscribed to your blog for awhile. I love your style! My favorite is the !st card.


I love the clock set in the mini. Thanks for your wonderful ideas.

Jane Mykleby

You are amazing. I like the clock set in the mini. Thx. Jane


Beautiful samples (as usual!), Gretchen! That is a wonderful set.

Mary Campbell

As always you have come up with some unique ideas. Love them all thanks for sharing. Mary Campbell


Great projects! The basket is super cute. What I love most about the Occasions Mini is the Matchbox die, though.

Karen Rossiter

I love the flower cone. Great job!


What great projects! Lots of great stuff in the mini, but my fave might be the coordinating oval punch and stamps.


I love this stamp set. It is one of my favs. I also like the garden stamp set. They both fit my style although I am not really a color-in type of gal so I like this set better!


The blog tour is great fun. Wish I had time to visit each one in a row but life is getting in the way. I love the Scalloped oval punch and Oval all set and the Matchbox die and set. jmniffer

Kate Cecil

Your Hanging Flower Cone is GORGEOUS!!!!! AS usual Gretchen, you have outdone yourself!! I am casing your basket for my graduating Seniors Girl Scouts, such an easier way to make the baskets. THANKS!!

Charla Crawford

LOVE your style! Great projects and fun tour!


Wow - your projects are amazing! I think this catalog has such fun items, but I really like the scalloped punch.


My favorites in the Mini are the Oval All stamp set & the scalloped oval. Great cards on your leg of the tour.

Cindee Wilkinson

So far, your creations are the best! Love all of them.

Susan G

Great job on your projects for the tour. I'm sure I'll be getting the new oval scallop punch from the mini. I love punches!


Ohmygosh, Gretchen! This is my first visit to your blog, and it won't be my last! Great projects! I love the cone, but my very fave is that other basket - so darling! My favorite from the OM? Gotta be Forest Friends!


LOVE that first card and especially how you stamped the inside. Fabulous! Thanks for the tour stop. I'm a subscriber so I knew you were one of the "stops" and I couldn't wait to see what you made for us. LOVE them.

carol marbach ~ udi

beautiful projects gretchen!!!


Monika Davis

Great projects. Thanks for sharing.
Monika - tour 4 stop 16

Margaret Raburn

Beautiful projects as always, Gretchen! I'm ooh-ing and ahhh-ing over every one! I visit your site often and always inspired!


You have wonderful creations!!! I love almost everything on the catalog but the best would be the Great Friend stamp set just because of the beautiful butterfly! =)


Beautiful blog! You have done an excellent job putting this together!


Hi Gretchen!
You know I love your blog! I love the first card and the last project. Good job!


Wow!! what fun projects! I love, love the hanging pennat cone. So fantastic - Thank you!!

Shelly Schmidt

Your projects are wonderful- I could not pick just one if I had too.......

Lori S.

Happy Tour Day, Gretchen! :D As usual, you put my samples to shame - you're an amazingly talented person!!! TFS with all of us!!
Have a wonderful day!

Staci Miserlian

Wow! Those were some very insipring projects!! I love the beautiful cone, especially!

Sandee Richards

Love all your work, I have case'd many a card of yours. thanks for sharing.
Sandee Ava NY


Great projects. This has become one of my favorite stamp sets! I love your basket and I will be back to see the how to's tomorrow!

Linda Keal

You never cease to amaze me with your talents! I love this set and that cone is breathtaking!

Carolyn Sharkas

GRetchen, these are such beautiful projects, and I especially love the cone, so elegant. I love the Occasions Mini, it is costing me some big bucks, lol. One of my favorite sets is the Forest Friends. So cute. thanks for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

carolyn s

Jenn D

A girl after my own heart - I love this set and picked it for tour 1 as well. Your projects are amazing. I love the cone decoration. It's gorgeous.


Wow if I need a non card idea I now know who has some beautiful ideas! You have worked so hard to make this an enjoyable tour. Thank you

Kat Menk

I like your blog. My favorite product from the new mini is the Matchbox die but my favorite stamp set is All Oval.


I enjoyed my visit here at stop #4. Your projects were beautiful. My favorite occasions mini product is the scalloped oval punch. I love punches!

Jennifer Weide

Great projects as always, and a fun trip today!

Heather Arsenault

Love your style! TFS.

Tammy Howell

You are so talented! I love seeing all your work and all the work you do on the LNS group list too! Thanks for sharing!


Hi Gretchen! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your first project--it is a WOW!
The rest are great too--but that one is sure to make people just have to buy the set.
Great job! Love the tour. Everyone is just so talented!

Angie Page

My favorite item in the Occasions mini would have to be the Matchbox Die! I've created a lot of treat boxes for my mom to give the kids on her school bus and my sister-in-law came down to make some for her new Faith Girls club at her church. We whipped out 20 in less than an hour! :o)

Wendy Hawkinson

You are the most beautiful stamper. I think I have every card you have every posted. Thank you for participating in the tour...I have dial up and have spent half the day looking through blogs. IT'S AMAZING!

Susan Timmerman

I LOVE your project Gretchen! What beautiful artwork you have created! I am also loving this Blog Tour...it's my first but certainly not my last!

peg Ireland

I check out your blog everyday! Love it! My favorite is the Matchbox Die!

Charlotte Cook

Love the basket and all the rest! You do great work and are so generous with sharing your creative work!
Charlotte Cook

Cindy Ferenz

Love the flower cone...I loved all the sets in this mini (that was a first). It was soooo hard to chose which ones I wanted NOW as I couldn't afford them all, but I got almost all of them. Saved the cheapers ones for later. ;-).
Cindy Ferenz

Denise in PA

Love what you did with this stamp set. your samples. Thanks for sharing. I love the oval punch.


Lisa Hansen

Gretchen, Great tour. Glad you were in it was well to share with all of us. I really enjoyed it and saw a lot of neat projects! ~Lisa daperdalsx2@gmail.com

jeanne nielsen

Great job with the samples! I love the project you did with the Baskets and Blooms die -- can't wait to see the tutorial for it -- I like that better than the originally intended basket!

Betty Kincannon

Your projects are wonderful. I love what you have done with the basket die!! Thanks for being part of the tour.


Great Blog tour! Great samples on your blog! It's so hard to pick a favorite - punches, DP, dies, and the Great Friends and garden stamp set... All too sweet!


Love the card you did for the MoJo Sketch! Thanks for sharing!!! Gonna have to try & case it!


WOW! Everything is fabulous....I'm so impressed with your flower cone project. That's a true WOW....and I can certainly see why it requires patience! But I have to admit that my favorite of the bunch (although I love them all!) is the little basket...so adorable!

Catherine Sanders

How fun this blog tour is, I have to get busy and visit the rest before it is too late and find out where the first few stops were. Thanks Gretchen for the fantastic projects, love me all and I also love that Great Friend stamp set. Thank you.

Julie A.

Hello Gretchen-

My favorite new products in the Occasions Mini is the Oval All stamp set and the Scallop Oval Punch.

I subrcribe to your blog by feed and it's one of my favorites!

Thanks for sharing your creations and for the chance to win!

Julie A.


My favorite thing in the Mini is the newest punch!! I love the scalloped oval punch, I am a punch junkie and can't rest until I have them all. Love your projects!

Karen Sullivan

I love visitng your blog. Thank you for sharing your art and inspiration. My favorite for the Blog Tour is your card.

Darlene L

I am having trouble getting my post to go through so I hope this is not a duplicate. I love being a subscriber to your blog and have really enjoyed your tour today. Your projects are stunning. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I really like the first card and the cone.

Leslie May

Oh, Gretchen! Love your projects- especially the cone- very artsy!!!


I'm really enjoying this blog hop. Your work is lovely. Although hard to decide, I think my favorite thing is Just Beachy. Thanks for the chance.

Kathy Miller

My favorite from the mini is Oval All-it can be used in so many ways! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Kay Mespelt

Hi- You are truly amazing in everything you do!!! Thanks for sharing what you LOVE!!!! HUgs Kay Mespelt (petking@vcn.com)

Cheryl Wilcox

Love the card!


what i liked in the catalogue was the NON-card items!

AnnMarie Bartlett-Pszybylski

Love the flower cone, so very pretty!

Kathy Winter

My favorites from the mini are the oval scallop punch and the Oval All stamp set. I thought I had enough stamps with butterflies, but now I may be buying one more!


I love the baskets, they make wonderful little gifts for co-workers. Thank you for the tour. Julie


Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas! They are awesome!


Clock set sounds good to me

Carol Hager

Hi, Gretchen!

I am a member of Utah Divas and I love your work. I also live near you...in Clinton, IL. You made me a believer in your use of Parisian Breeze DSP! Thank you for sharing and participating in the tour!

Best Wishes....

brenda marshall

It's all lovely! Brenda


Hi Gretchen
Can you share with me how to do the basket, from the blooms and basket die cut. My email address is svcowsrbest@prodigy.net

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