Saturday, July 19, 2008

OCC Dry Embossing Challenge

Good Saturday Morning!! Time for another installment of Our Creative Corner's weekly challenges. But first a big thanks to those who participated in last week's Inspiration Challenge. As we expected, there were so many different interpretations of that gorgeous dining room. It's been so much fun looking at your creations!

Our July host, Jennifer Meyer, has another fun one in store for us this week. Your challenge is to do some dry embossing somewhere on your project. Feel free to use whatever method of dry embossing you like - cuttlebug, brass templates and stylus, Nestabilities, etc. If you don't have any of those tools, try faux dry embossing. If you download your cards to Spitcoast, please use "OCCC" in the keywords.

We hope you liked our recent giveaways. We sure did, so we are doing another fun giveaway, this time courtesy of Marcie at Cut At Home! One lucky winner from this week's challenge participants will be awarded some fun goodies including some Nestabilities and an A2 embossing folder. To be entered into the drawing, we ask you to have your card linked up here in the comments section by 12 noon Eastern Time on Friday. We'll draw a random name from the entries and announce the winner on Saturday, July 26th, along with our next challenge.

Thank you so much, Marcie!! Be sure to check out Cut At Home, where you'll find all kinds of fun Die cutting goodies, including the NEW Nestablilities Labels and A2 Embossing folders by Provocraft. If you sign up for the VIP coupon you can save 40%. Click on the link for the details and please tell her the OCC sent you!

We also have a special guest this week "Diane Gilbert". Diane we are so glad that you could play along with us this week! Please stop by Diane's Blog "My Little Stampin' Spot", please let her know that the OCC sent you.


Ready to see what the OCC designers have cooked up this week? Here we go:

By Jennifer Meyer - Jennifer's Sweet Designs























By Lynda Benden - Stamp Act


By Amy Sheffer - Pickled Paper Designs



By Cindy Haffner - Cindy Haffner's Corner



By Denise Marzec - The Paper Landscaper



By Dawn Easton - Treasure Oiler Designz



By: Laurie Schmidlin - Just Give Me Stamps


Thanks so much for visiting,

99 comments:

  1. What stunning cards! Wonderful inspiration! TFS your awesome designs; OCC rocks!

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  2. Another great challenge, with great cards from ther Design Team! I used three different forms of dry embossing on my example.

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  3. Awesome samples, girls!! ...and thank you Diane for being our guest designer!

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  4. Fabulous samples girls...wow!

    Diane, thanks for playing with us this week! Your sample is fabulous~

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  5. Good Morning Ladies!!! What a fun challenge and I've already put it to work....here is my card:

    http://silkeledlow.blogspot.com/2008/07/occc-once-upon-time.html

    Have a great weekend!!!

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  6. Awesome cards Ladies.
    I'll be back later with mine.
    Have a WONDERFUL day.

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  7. AWESOME JOB! LOVE these!!!!

    I had time to play this morning here is the link to mine:

    http://riacreations.blogspot.com/2008/07/our-creative-corner-challenge.html

    thanks!!!
    Maria

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  8. Gorgeous samples! Here's a link to my card on Splitcoast:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/987239?cat=500&ppuser=34522

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  9. Stunning cards, girls! Love them all. Thanks for the super fun Saturday morning challenge! Here's my card...

    Letterpress ATC Style

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  10. Wonderful cards and theme, ladies!

    Here is my card:

    http://moonlightscrapsandstamps.blogspot.com/

    Hugs
    Tina

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  11. AWESOME cards girls!!!! I LOVE them all. Thank you for asking me to be your guest host this week,I had so much fun playing along! And thank you for all your kind words too!

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  12. This was a great challenge, my first one ever! Thanks for creating this website, all your members are very talented crafters.

    Debbie

    http://stylishcreationsbydebbie.blogspot.com/

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  13. Not sure I was successful in what I wanted to achieve but here is my entry.
    http://www.stampndaly.com/?p=676

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  14. Here's my card.
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/987463?cat=500&ppuser=172201

    Have a GREAT day!!!

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  15. These cards are wonderful! I couldn't resist joining in on this great challenge. Here's a link to my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/987536

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  16. What fabulous cards! I love my cuttlebug machine for dry embossing. Love this week's challenge! My card can be viewed at
    http://chrissyscreativespot.blogspot.com/2008/07/my-first-gel-water-card.html

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  17. Here is mine:

    http://simplyelegantpapercrafts.blogspot.com/2008/07/gettin-cuttlebuggy.html

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  18. Thanks for the beautiful samples. Here's my card for this week's challenge:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/987802?cat=500&ppuser=168560

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  19. Here's my first try:

    http://www.theartofinking.com/my_weblog/2008/07/you-did-it.html

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  20. Here's my card. I ran the PP through my Cuttlebug

    http://eterno-lyyours.blogspot.com/2008/07/seems-like-yesterday.html

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  21. here's my entry :)

    http://mypinkmexico.blogspot.com/2008/07/doublin-up-mchallenges.html

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  22. Gorgeous examples! Here is my creation..(second card on the post):

    http://ohmycuppycake.blogspot.com/2008/07/two-challenge-cards-for-today.html

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  23. hallo... beautiful Cards makes the Designteam.

    here is my card

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  24. All the cards are fantastic.

    I got up early and made a card this morning then came and read your blog. I was pleased to see that I could use my card for your challenge. You can see it here:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/988396?limit=last1

    and the close-up here:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/988396?limit=last1

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  25. Here's mine!
    http://weeinklings.blogspot.com/2008/07/variations.html
    Thanks for another great challenge, keep up the good work!
    LeAnne

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  26. here is mine:
    http://www.inkyantics.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=2236&limit=recent

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  27. Fabulous cards! Here's mine [url=http://withfeathersandsequins.blogspot.com/2008/07/its-like-ive-waited-my-whole-life-for.html]Totally Fabulous[/url]!

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  28. Joycelyn (Stampsn'Coffee)July 20, 2008 at 10:07 PM

    What a great challenge, Jennifer!! Anything that encourages texture is perfect for me!!! Here is mine:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/988536?cat=500&ppuser=111891

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  29. OCC is such a fabulous discovery for artwork and ideas! Thank you.

    My "Uptown" Sock Monkey loved participating in this embossing challenge: http://www.stampinpretty.com/2008/07/uptown-girl.html

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  30. Thanks for the fun challenge, here is my version

    http://creativemomentswithsandy.blogspot.com/2008/07/happy-harvest.html

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  31. Julie- justwritedesignsJuly 20, 2008 at 11:56 PM

    Came across your wonderful site and challenge on SCS. And I wanted to play! Here's a link to my card on SCS: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/988662?cat=500&ppuser=137985
    TFL.
    Julie- justwritedesigns

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  32. Fun challenge! Love the Swiss Dot folder, but never think to use it. Thanks for the inspiration... http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/2008/07/under-construction.html

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  33. teresa kline aka va.sunshineJuly 21, 2008 at 1:00 AM

    great challenge girls! here is mine:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/988717?cat=500&ppuser=141637

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  34. Hi! Enjoyed the challenge!
    You can see the card on today's blog entry...Thanks!

    http://stampnscrap.typepad.com/my_weblog/

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  35. Thank you for letting me play. I enjoyed making this card.

    http://onemaxwell.blogspot.com/2008_07_01_archive.html#2954524581908016136

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  36. Great challenge! I love dry embossing, both with my cuttlebug and all my nesties - all of which I've bought from the wonderful Marcie!

    Here's my card:
    http://thinkingstampsagain.blogspot.com/2008/07/love-you-hippo.html

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  37. Wow all of the designers cards are gorgeous. Here is my entry : http://cindyvernon.blogspot.com/2008/07/tart-and-tangy-watermelons.html

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  38. Great challenge :-)

    My card is here:

    http://wwwmycraftycorner.blogspot.com/

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  39. Well, this didn't end up having as much dry embossing on it as the card that was in my head, but there's a little bit! :) And I do have another card to post later in the week so I'll add it here when I do! Fun challenge girls... keep up the awesome work!

    http://stamphappy-tammy.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/07/coffee-with-friends.html

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  40. I thought I had entered this yesterday but... here it is now.
    www.splitcoaststampers,com/gallery/photo/988096?cat=500&ppuser=119565

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  41. Thanks for another great time ladies! Your samples are all fantastic! Here is mine: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/989160?cat=500&ppuser=95678. Hope you like it!

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  42. Ladies all your cards are awesome as usual... I made two of them....

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/989235?cat=500&ppuser=120824

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/989233?cat=500&ppuser=120824

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  43. Love all you samples! Congratulations to Dawn for being the newest Dirty Girl :)! Here is my sample for this weeks challenge.

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/989238?cat=500&ppuser=88452

    Hope you like it,
    Beatrice

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  44. Fun!

    Here are my cards! http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/989324?cat=500&ppuser=108659

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/989325?cat=500&ppuser=108659

    Thanks for the challenge!

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  45. Here's mine- combined with a Dirty Girl challenge and MFTSC40

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/989671


    BEAUTIFUL work girls!

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  46. Awesome samples. I did one and it is on my blog

    http://beckysorensens.blogspot.com/

    hugs

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  47. here is my card for this challenge

    http://stampowl.blogspot.com/2008/07/dare-to-get-dirty.html

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  48. What a great challenge! I love dry embossing, especially with my Cuttlebug embossing folders!
    Here are my cards:
    http://stampinpaisley.blogspot.com/2008/07/trio-of-mft.html

    Heather

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  49. I haven't used my light table for quite a while....oh yeah.....I'd been thinking of looking into a cuttlebug this summer.....hmmmmmmmm
    JOAN

    my card is on my blog here
    http://a-jcreations.blogspot.com/

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  50. Hello ladies!
    Thank you for the inspiration and the card examples are gorgeous! You ladies rock!!
    My take on your challenge can be sen here.

    Thank you very much:)

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  51. This is a great challenge and such wonderful samples too! I played along and have 2 cards to share:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/990056?cat=500&ppuser=76424

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/989327?cat=500&ppuser=76424

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  52. I made a couple cards if you want to take a peak...

    http://scrappingworld.blogspot.com/2008/07/mftsc-40-and-occc.html

    Thanks for the challenge.

    Marie

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  53. I was thrilled to be able to participate in your challenge!

    Here is the page where you can see my card: http://annabananacreations.blogspot.com/2008/07/monday-madness.html

    I do my own blog challenges on Tuesday so this gave me something to do on a Monday Night!
    Thanks!!

    Anna Banana
    http://annabananacreations.blogspot.com/

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  54. Such fun and so excited to be able to participate this week. Thanks for the challenge and for sharing all your wonderful cards.

    Here's mine and thanks in advance for looking!

    http://creativepad.typepad.com/creative_pad/2008/07/prettie-tuesday-a-circus-invite-and-a-bright-hello.html

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  55. What fun. I love dry embossing especially with the cuttlebut.
    TFL here is mine:
    http://mylittlescrapshop.blogspot.com/2008/07/our-creative-corner-challenge.html

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  56. Love, love, love my embossing folders! Great challenge!
    Here is my card: http://stampnmad.typepad.com/mad_stamper/2008/07/occ-dry-embossing-challenge.html

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  57. What a great challenge! Fabulous cards too. Here's my card!

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  58. I've just made a card for your challenge using my favourite Cuttlebug embossing folder - the lace tree.
    I'm so glad I found your challenge!
    My card is on my blog. here
    Jen x

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  59. fabulous cards from the DT! I've just made a couple of wedding anniversary cards with dry embossing, you can see them here
    anniex

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  60. Here is my entry for the dry embossing challenge. http://splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/990836?cat=500&ppuser=66942
    Thanks for the chance to play.

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  61. Stunning cretions, ladies! Wow! Here is mine submission. Gotta love the Cuttlebug.

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  62. Beautiful Cards, OCC ladies!!
    Here is mine:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/990943?cat=500&ppuser=25136

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  63. I love dry embossing and this was such a fun challenge for me. So fun that I even made a set of cards using dry embossing. Thanks for all of your gorgeous cards OCC ladies. Your work is the best!

    OK...here are my dry embossed cards: http://thimblesbobbinspaperandink.blogspot.com/2008/07/hey-diddle-diddle-cat-and-fiddle.html

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  64. I made a beach scene with the Cuttlebug and D'vine Swirls ... and some fine grit sandpaper for the beach! Here's my take at
    http://sueblondin.blogspot.com/2008/07/bday-wish-4-my-friend.html

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  65. Wow, thanks for all the great inspiration!

    Here's one of my favorite cards that I made...
    http://www.polymerific.com/blog/2008/06/19/4-challenges-in-1/

    Thanks for looking!
    Antoinette

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  66. Wow! It is only Tuesday and look at all of these great cards! It is just a treat to take the time and see them all!

    To view mine, when you get to my blog, choose my
    sassafras and gingerbread blog
    and my post is right there.

    Thanks,
    Joan

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  67. great challenge, i have bought all my nesties from marcie and she is brilliant - would recommend her to you all. here is my card

    -x-

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  68. I learned alot from this challenge and used the faux dry embossing with the white punched circles on the white cardstock. Can't wait till Sat. for the next Inspiration from you AMAZING ladies!!!

    You can find my card here:

    http://sunnysankari.blogspot.com/2008/07/kw-color-inspiration-challenge-17-occ.html

    Thanks!
    Sankari

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  69. Here's another one, combined with one of the Dirty challenges for this week!

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/991992?cat=500&ppuser=48990

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  70. Fantastic samples!! Here is my entry:
    http://cici510.blogspot.com/2008/07/pretty-belli-challenge.html

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  71. My first time to enter a challenge!
    What fun! You gals are awesome! You can find my card here:

    www.billsfavoritestamper.blogspot.com

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  72. LOVED THIS! Heres my card:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=992129

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  73. Here is my 2nd entry:
    http://simplyelegantpapercrafts.blogspot.com/2008/07/friends-fun-fun-fun-fun.html

    Thanks!

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  74. Just absolutely gorgeous! Here's the link to my splitcoast posted card:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=150513

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  75. Another fun challenge, ladies! Thanks!
    http://www.thecraftycat-michelle.blogspot.com/

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  77. My first OCC challenge and it was a lot of fun! Here's my card:
    http://stamphappyfelicia.blogspot.com/2008/07/occ-dry-emboss-challenge.html

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  78. http://paperhugs.blogspot.com/2008/07/triple-play.html

    Here's my take!! I know the picture is horrible, but I will be replacing it as soon as I get some natural light!!

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Vicki

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  79. Thanks for another fun challenge ladies! Here's a link to my blog with my contribution! http://thescallopededge.typepad.com/the_scalloped_edge/2008/07/need-a-cuddle.html

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  80. All these cards are so beautiful! Here is mine: http://stampinelizabeth.blogspot.com/2008/07/happiness-always.html

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  81. Wow, the design team did a beautiful job this week! Great challenge - here is my entry (it's a scrapbook page!):
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/994154?cat=500&ppuser=23147

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  82. Great cards ladies!

    Here is mine......
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/994243?cat=500&ppuser=89838

    I can't stop using the CB Swiss Dot folder!!!!

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  83. Your design team's cards are gorgeous!!

    The colors I used were for another challenge, but here's the one I made:

    http://www.blessingsonpaper.com/2008/07/grateful-for-challenges.html

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  84. I finally had some time to stamp. That's not easy to do with five kids running around the house.

    I do have a request for the OCCC team. Would it be possible for you to assign a number to the challenges so participants could find them individual challenge instead of one big group?


    Here is my card.


    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/994319?cat=500&ppuser=7857

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  85. Thought I would get in on the fun. Here's my entry,

    http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?set=recent&gallery=3&cmd=display&layout_id=1373829

    Thanks!
    Linda

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  86. Wonderful cards ladies! Great challenge thank you. You can see my card here http://stamp-it-up.blogspot.com/2008/07/embossed-cahllenge.html

    and also on SCS here http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/994687?cat=500&ppuser=161415

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  87. Here is my third entry:
    http://simplyelegantpapercrafts.blogspot.com/2008/07/happy-birthday-card-simple-sentiments.html

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  88. Great challenge ladies. This is my first time joining in with OCCC. My card is on my blog.

    http://sandradrydesigns.wordpress.com/

    Thanks again,
    Hugs
    Sandraxx

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  89. I really hope i've made the deadline! My 2 year old wasnt exactly helpful in my getting this done and then my computer wouldnt let me post it! My card for this challenge has been posted on my blog here...

    http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/2008/07/occ-dry-embossing-challenge.html

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  90. I haven't come across your Blog, before but glad I have now!
    Wonderful example cards...
    My card is here
    Chrissie

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  91. Here's mine
    http://scrapsbym.blogspot.com/2008/07/double-trouble.html

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  92. I'm such a doof!!!!! I posted the wrong link when i left my comment earlier. I dont know why i went back to check later, but i saw i posted a link back to your own blog entry! silly silly me. Here's my actual link to MY blog for the challenge. haha.

    http://papermakeup.blogspot.com/2008/07/occ-challenge-dry-embossing.html

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  93. I love all the cards everyone has posted for this challenge. Dry embossing is one of my favorite things. Here are two cards for this challenge.
    http://ucanstampit.blogspot.com/

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  94. love this challenge- 2 more cards to share:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/995409?cat=500&ppuser=76424

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/995398?cat=500&ppuser=76424

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  95. I think I'm too late to officially upload to win the prize, but here's mine anyway. Thanks for offering such fun challenges!

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/995976?cat=500&ppuser=57402

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  96. It was rather interesting for me to read this blog. Thanx for it. I like such topics and everything connected to them. I definitely want to read a bit more soon.

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