Saturday, February 07, 2009

Last Stop on the SADF Blog Hop

If you ambled onto this page completely on your own accord, you've caught me in the middle (er, the end, actually) of the very first Starving Artistamps/Doodle Factory Blog Hop! Quick, don't look down and click on Juliana Swanson's blog to start the fun from the very beginning.

For those of you hopped over from Leigh O'Brien's blog, you've reached the end of the road, and you know what that means*. But first, I'd like to share my creations with the newest Doodle Factory Stamps. Allow me to "Set The Scene"...


Tracey came up with this idea sometime last year. She wanted to give the Doodle Factory characters scenes to play in, and I have to admit I was uncertain about drawing and then stamping these images since they were so different from anything I'd done previously. I waited until the last minute to finish my cards, but I'm actually thrilled with the outcome and had a great time putting these together.

There are FOUR scenes total. The first one I inked was the "Jungle", and here's the final card:


Once I colored in the background, I decided to ink up a few characters from the Great Outdoors set. I'm pretty sure bears don't live in the jungle, so I decided to color him in camouflage green and have him hiding out behind one of the ferns (I inked just a small section from the jungle stamp and cut it out for Yoris to hold). I originally wanted the card to say "Where Have You Been Hiding?", but I found the "Feeling A Little Lost?" in the Outdoor Sentiment set instead. As a final touch, I used some flower soft in the grassy area. [Close-Up Here].

Honestly, I didn't think I was going to finish a second card, but I had to give another one a try. This time I used the "CountrySide" scene featuring "Fern" (the doe) who is also from the Great Outdoors set.

[REMOVED FOR PUBLICATION, SORRY!]


I cheated on the sentiment - I added it in digitally because I messed up my hand-written attempt. I'm sure you'll forgive me, especially since I'm going to be giving away what you've all been waiting for....

Drawing closed - will post a winner on Tuesday*BLOG CANDY!!!!,

Leave a comment on this post and you're automatically entered to win ALL FOUR NEW SCENES (plus two bonus pigeons - they go with the city). One entry per person, drawing closes MIDNIGHT (PST) Monday the 9th. Make sure to get some shopping in at StarvingArtistamps.com because you'll want to get more Doodle Factory characters to put in these scenes ;) Tell your friends!




And finally, make sure you check out the other DT members if you haven't already so you can see all of these in action. Here's a quicklist of all the other players:

Juliana Swanson
Lisa Somerville
Donna Baker
Donna Duquette
Kathy Daume
Lori Tecler
Lydia Fiedler
Andrea Cloutier
Natasha Trupp
Heidi Kingery
Leigh O'Brien

144 comments:

  1. I always love to see what you do with your own illustrations, and you always blow me away. Oh, and on top of that, I'm leaving your blog with at least three new coloring techniques to try. You're waaay to cool!

    Yeah, and I don't need to be entered in the drawing either, wink, wink!

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  2. Love the cards!! I hope I win!!! I can't wait to get these backgrounds!!!! So awesome!

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  3. OOoooh!! I lovelovelove the cards - and the backgrounds!! Wow!! Great idea!! :D

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  4. First of all, thank you for always providing such amazing illustrations!!! Secondly, these are awesome! I really love the idea of using flowersoft on the jungle floor! The semi-impressionist way you coloured the countryside scene looks amazing!

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  5. Fun stamps! I love ;how everyone did something different with them.
    Lisa

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  6. Okay, you have to teach me how to color like you did on the countryside BG! That is awesome! It's so cool to see you actually use the stamps you create too! Love 'em you little genius you!

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  7. Love the new backgrounds. They are all my favorites! Thanks for a chance at some super terrific candy. Someone is going to be one lucky person, hope it's me :)

    Nettie

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  8. I've hopped from beginning to end and wow! There are some really neat things that can be done with these backgrounds! Count me in to win!

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  9. What an amazing job! I'd be so happy for my doodle factory characters to have a place to play!!

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  10. I just happened upon your blog-hop and let me tell you...these are the most creative stamps ever! I am going to check out the whole line! way cool.

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  11. these are all so awesome! thanks for the chance to win

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  12. Oooooh gosh, how you ROCK! LOVE the stamnps and I love your way of colouring them! (The moss in the jungle scene is too fab for words!)

    TFS! :D

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  13. wow, I got to the end of the bloghop!! The cards have all been quite fabulous!! I don't think that I could even pick out one as a favourite, but I think that I have a little hankering for the city scape stamp.

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  14. Wow the backgrounds are just jaw dropping!! I love how you colored the mountain one. Your backgrounds ROCK!!

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  15. cool, LOVE these sets :)! Thank you so much for this chance to win them.

    Hugs,
    catherine
    www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
    catlevy@easltink.ca

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  16. OMG your ladies did a fantabulous job on all the samples, I need them and if I don't win, I guess my pocketbook will be shrieking!!! PS. I think the scenes are a great idea

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  17. oh my goodness the scenes are so cute! i have a mess of doodle factory creatures that want to live in your scenes! thanks for the chance to win them!

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  18. Choose ME!!!!!! My robots (all time favorite stamps) need to visit the big city scape.

    Your DF stamps are amazing. Thanks.

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  19. Jonella9:16 AM

    Love the background stamps and all of the ideas everyone had for using them. Thanks for sharing to all of you!

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  20. Anonymous9:23 AM

    Those stamps are so much fun! I love what everyone has done with them!

    Lindastamps

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  21. Oh wow, those backgrounds are fab! Please count me in for a chance to win (although I think I might just die of happiness if I won.... :) ). You ROCK!!!

    tvici @ luukku . com (remove the spaces)

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  22. I really love all of the cards on the blog hop and of course I want to win the stamps.

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  23. This is genius! So perfect for our doodle creature scenes!! Thanks for your inspiration!

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  24. Oh Irene, you've done it again! I love the new stamps and it's been so much fun to see all the different cards the design team has put together.

    You have really turned out to be the most AWESOME card maker, your coloring is brilliant!

    I'm helping you spread the word on my blog!

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  25. Wonderful sample cards, and some amazing stamps. Great idea to make such cool background stamps.

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  26. oh this is great! I would LOVE to win these!!!! and I have my shopping list handy too! thanks for the chance!

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  27. Oh, Irene! I just love the new scene stamps. And I love your cards.

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  28. I love all the Starving Artist stamps they are just too cute. Thanks so much for the blog hop.

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  29. OMG... I so love these little (and not so little) stamps!!! I'm not even really sure how I stumbled upon the blog hop, but I'm so glad I did. These are fantastic and the characters are amazing... I can't wait to own some (and I will! *hopping on over to the store*) Thanks :)

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  30. Those posts were amazing; those stamps are amazing.
    If I may say, you do color divinely.

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  31. That was such a fun hop -- your designers are amazing and it was fun to see all their beautiful cards! I love these scenes - they are so great and versatile!

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  32. What a fabulous idea with the backgrounds, really love the jungle. So many lovely cards with the scenes.

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  33. Anonymous11:00 AM

    Backgrounds! Now why didn't I think of that! I love them, and can't wait to color in a few.

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  34. AMAZING!! These are SO fantastic!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. Brenda11:01 AM

    Love the intense color and backgrounds, now that is an idea who's time has come.

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  36. Oh Irene, I love the new bakcgrounds! Just when I thought I had a favorite on the hop, I'd see a new sample and change my mind.

    Love your cards too! Fern looks so at home in her new environment.

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  37. Great idea! Love the blog hop!

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  38. Wow, what fantastic stamps, I must admit I love love love the tropics one. I love the whole four collection, but topics is my favorite. Everyone did a very good job on all the cards.

    I have my fingers crossed to win the blog hop.

    Ellen

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  39. Just a comment? :o I will win, but I live in Sweden... :(

    But I´ll try...

    /Ulle

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  40. Wow! These scenes are fantastic. I hope I win! I'll list this on my blog too: http://triesmakingcards.blogspot.com

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  41. These backgrounds stamps are awesome! You're quite a talented woman - congrats on a terrific release!

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  42. What neat sets! And I love, love, love the way you colored the Jungle set. There is so much detail, wonderful.

    Elaine Allen

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  43. Your fantastic coloring of the countryside reminds me of impressionist paintings.As a NYC born girl, the city background along with the pigeons really remind me of my childhood and the Brooklyn Brownstone home that was home.Thanks so much for all your hard work with this fun company.

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  44. These are amazing! And I am just wowed by what the DT did with them! TFS!

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  45. Wow! So cute! I'd love to add those to my collection!

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  46. These scene stamps are so awesome - so much easier than trying to create one on your own!! And your cards are just genious - the coloring and composition are fab!! LOVE your style!

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  47. These are indeed some fun places for the Doodles to play in! Thanks for showing some pics of your colouring process with the first card. I love the wood frame for your second card and the way you coloured that scene! Fern looks very sweet! And I, too, use sentiments printed from my computer. =) Thanks for this chance and fun blog hop!

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  48. These are absolutely awesome!!!! Great to see some really adorable backrounds for the doodles...Thanx a bunch

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  49. So glad I've got to the end, enjoyed looking at your wonderful team creations. All so different and inspiring. Link is on my right bar!

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  50. All the DT members did such a great job with these scenes! Thanks for sharing them!

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  51. It was fun to "hop" today with you creative ladies - thanks for the fun! And the blog candy is AWESOME

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  52. Irene - your card making skills are just getting better and better, these cards are FABULOUS!! Love how you've coloured the one with the deer so pointillistic... I got to try that out.
    ..And of course I'm getting all of the new background stamps too, they are totally awesome.
    YOU are awesome!!

    *hugs*

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  53. Stunning stamp designs and your cards are fabulous!

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  54. Wow, nice stamps!! Would love to play with them.. ; )

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  55. Wow, these are just really cool!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  56. I had fun on the blog hop and such great cards with the great stamps!

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  57. wow! Each designer had such fabulous cards. I loved this blog hop. So fun! And of course I love Doodle factory too... even funner!

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  58. Such awesome cards and incredible blog candy!! Thanks for offering such a fun blog hop today!

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  59. OMG, I cannot begin to tell you how tickled I am over these new stamps! I have been blown away by all the wonderful creations I have 'scene' (ha, pun intended, lol!)!! I am on a mission to collect all of the doodlefactory collection because every one of them are so awesome! I have GOT to have these scenes now though! Sooo, Ima hoping I win, but if not, Im getting them anyways, lol!!

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  60. Lovely to see so many different styles of using and coloring the stamps.

    Count me in! :)

    abackman66 at hotmail dot com

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  61. Don't enter me in the drawing but HOLY MACARONI!! THESE ARE GREAT!! Your coloring is amazing - and the pointilism on the country one rocks!!

    I'm giggling over the bear comment because it looked perfectly normal to me to have a bear in the jungle!! :)

    Thanks for these images - they're WONDERFUL!

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  62. Mary Ellen (merryanfl@aol.com)2:29 PM

    What a cool idea !

    I love to color !

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  63. JeanFB2:35 PM

    I just LOVE these scenes... can't decide if the city or the tropics is my favorite (actually, I think I might need them all ;)) Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  64. Anonymous2:43 PM

    Fantastic colouring and Love, love love the cityscapes. Pigeons included! I am originally from a big city, so...Congrats on the new releases!
    Chriss B

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  65. Goodness! These are soooooo fantastic ! I can hardly wait to get them! (Maybe I will win!) Fantastic illustrations!

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  66. I would love to win the background stamps they are adorable.

    And the DT did an amazing job with your artistry.

    M.E.

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  67. amazing stamps! I just discovered this website and am so happy I did in time to enter for this giveaway!

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  68. LOVED THIS BLOG HOP! It was so much fun looking at all the cards!

    I really hope it will be a nother blog hop someday, so many different ways with the same stamps. Loved it!

    Hugs, Daniela/Neliz

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  69. oh these are all soooooo much fun ... wonderful cards too

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  70. I love all of these backgrounds but my favorite is the tropical one! And this blog-hop is such a great idea. Thanks!!

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  71. I love love love this idea!!! these are wonderful... thanks for the chance to win these awesome stamps!

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  72. Wow! These scenes are just great! I love the jungle, perhaps because I have a monkey boy! Ha!

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  73. I LOVE DoodleFactory stamps, they are all so cute! What a great idea the backgrounds are.

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  74. I have enjoyed every stop along the way! Fabulous cards! Such fun bkg scenes...perfect for the DF characters. I would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

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  75. OH MY!!! The Doodlefactory never ceases to amaze me!!!! I love it, I love it!

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  76. please enter me in the drawing
    thanks
    Debbie

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  77. I love the new stamps and the cards from the DT are just so fun! Thanks for the blog hop adventure. I enjoyed viewing everyone's blog.

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  78. I just LOVE the Doodle Factory characters, and so do my kids! We've had fun playing with them, and now we can have even more fun making up little scenes. HOW COOL!!

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  79. Love, love, love your cards! Thanks for chance to win these awesome stamps!

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  80. The new stamps are terrific. What a clever idea to make background scenes for stamps and sayings.
    Thanks for the chance for blog candy.

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  81. I am so glad I was able to hop on over tonight! Love the cards, and I just love those stamps...they are all too cute! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas and art.

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  82. wow, these backgrounds are incredible! they would be so fun to play with!

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  83. Deborah M.7:17 PM

    i just love all the cute little guys! And now backgrounds too! I guess i am going to have to buy some now! And wow 10 % off too! But i would really love to win some also! Thanks!! Scottndeborah@comcast.net

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  84. lorena b.7:51 PM

    The blog hop was FUN!! Very creative ladies!! I am LOVING the new SCENES!!!

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  85. Ooooh! I loved seeing all the creativity in the blog hop! Please enter me to win!!

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  86. Wow I love these stamps I just purchased a bunch of the doodle factory stamps these would just complete my sets. Love your cards.

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  87. BRILLIANT designs!! Very creative!

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  88. LOOOOOOOOVE Ur creations!!!
    SOOOOO beautiful!
    I want to be like you!!!LOL!!!
    Also love the stamps!! I hopw i win!!!Cross my finger!!!
    Wish!wish!wish!!

    Hugs!!
    rowee

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  89. Your cards look amazing, Irene!! It still blows me away that you've only been stamping a short while, and come up with the creations you do!! I LOVE all of the new stamps, but please don't enter me in your drawing...as I won your previous giveaway (which is nicely framed now *wink*).

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  90. Your cards are absolutely amazing!!! I have been unable to find anything remotely similar to this in SA. Make me wish I was living in the U.S.!!!!!

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  91. I Am In love agin You are the best of the best This is Sooooooooooooooooo GREAT!I cross my legs and arms and hope the candy goes to Me

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  92. It has been amazing to see the versatility of these stamps on my hop round the blogs! the backgrounds are wonderful

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  93. I love the backgrounds!
    And i've enyoed the "hopping" this morning.. gave me a chanse for some really great inspiration.. and making me want these new stamps even more! :)

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  94. These backgrounds are amazing!!! I would love to be the lucky one to win =) I´ll keep my fingers crossed!!!

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  95. wow... your illustrations are amazing!!
    I hope I win :-)

    hugs elisabetta

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  96. I love your scenes! I can't wait to get my hands on them, whether or not I win them, THEY WILL BE MINE! (Insert evil laugh here, lol!) How in the world do you make your coloring look so real and shiny like in your jungle scene? And the frame in your country scene, GENIOUS! I love your work, I think I wanna be like you when I grow up. ;D

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  97. Wow!I linked your candy on my blog!

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  98. these are great!!! i just discovered this blog this morning and love these stamps....am going to have to get some today!!!

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  99. I visited all the blogs and saw all the fab creations they did. I love these doodle guys, they make me laugh everytime I see them ! I had fun visiting all the blogs while having my Sunday morning coffee.....thanks for the chance to win! My word verification had the word bear in it...too funny, myabe I'll be lucky and win...woowho!

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  100. LindaSS5:49 AM

    I'm crazy about the Doodle Factory's new release:) The blog hop was so much fun - you girls are all so creative and came up with some awesome ideas and cards. Thanks for the inspiration, as well as a chance to win such fabulous blog goodies.

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  101. What a great way to showcase the new backgrounds! Everyone did a great job. Thanks for giving us an opportunity to win them.
    Elizabeth S.

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  102. Love the new stamps. What cool things you all have done. I'm so inspired. Thanks for Sharing

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  103. Love it all ,The cards I would make with those .After seeing all of what you made ,you all are great pick me !!!!Sarah

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  104. Ink-Pattie Fulton7:17 AM

    I love those pigeons and the cityscape! I dropped in from Lydia's Understandblue blog, and I've enjoyed what everyone has done with the backgrounds. City and Jungle are my favorites. And those pigeons. Do you know how hard it is to find pigeon stamps? Grab'em quick!

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  105. Love the cards from all the design team. I had fun looking at everyone's blog. Love the new stamps...

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  106. Oh, these cards are lovely!!! I love the backgrounds, so cool!

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  107. so cute! I LOVE the new images!

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  108. these scenes are so cool!!!! love them all!!!

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  109. Shirley H.8:33 AM

    Love the background scenes,what a wonderful idea. The blog hop is to cool.

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  110. Susan Weatherford8:44 AM

    These backgrounds are wonderful. Thanks for the chance in winning the blog candy.

    Susan W. in Mississippi

    susanw39208@yahoo.com

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  111. All the cards I've seen have been delightful. I really like the color you used in your cards---the rust, brown and green make the cards POP! Boy, could I ever use these background stamps and enjoy every minute!
    Evette Rice
    evetterice@aol.com

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  112. Woooow, what an awesome blog hop! You certainly inspired me to work on my coloring skills!

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  113. I love the backgrounds and certainly enjoyed seeing them used on DawnMercedes' blog. Amazing versatility so yes, please sign me up.

    Susan

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  114. Gorgeous cards! I've never been to your blog before, this is fantastic!

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  115. Love all the different scenes! Thank you guys for all the wonderul samples.

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  116. I LOVE these stamps. I currently have no Doodle factory stamps, but that will certainly change as these are an amazingly brilliant idea, and the execution is well done also!! Great cards as well.

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  117. These backgrounds are soooo cute. If I am lucky enough to win I'll have to get better with dimensional card, but it would be well worth it!

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  118. I love all the samples I've seen in the Blog Hop of these new background stamps! :)

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  119. well how exciting is this? this has been fun - so many talented people sharing all of their beautiful are - I have enjoyed this
    Thanks again,
    Sandra

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  120. I found this from Lydia's blog and loved every stop. This helped me branch out in my stamping ideas. What fun!
    Georgann

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  121. Oh, my gosh---I am thrilled to find your blog. I am such a huge fan of DoodleFactory---I cannot get enough. I own quite a few of the doodles, and the scenes are awesome. Thanks so much for creating such a fun and whimsical line of stamps!! I have certainly added your blog to my favorites. I know this is a long comment, and probably more like an essay---but yah!! Glad to have finally "met" you.

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  122. Awesome! I've enjoyed the SADF blog-hop! What cool new stamps and neat ideas using a combo of df stamps. It's neat to see everyone's ideas and I love your coloring tech pics. They've helped to inspire me. Thanks for offering the blog candy!
    curlypaml@yahoo.com

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  123. Love your cards! Really want to win this wonderful Blog Candy! :)
    Posting a comment in my blog about this candy right now!

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  124. Anonymous1:07 PM

    What a lovely give-away! Definately hope to win! :-)

    Cecilia

    http://ceciliaspyssel.bloggagratis.se/

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  125. Love Your Cards ...totally enjoyed the bloghop!! these stamps are so great ..love the animals..they are funny!! I think I like the cityscape the most!! Cheers to you Colleen

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  126. Wowee! What a cool idea, I love love LOVE the backgrounds! What a fun, innovative concept!!!!!!!

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  127. Wow your cards are just amaZING and the coloring is fabulous. Wow all the DT projects just ROCKS! Very talented and inspiring blog hop. Thanks for a chance at these amazing stamp sets.

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  128. Anonymous2:14 PM

    Oh, these are fantastic! I just joined a copics club so I will have some wonderful markers to color in these scenes.

    -Theresa - 21stamper at gmail dot com

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  129. Irene...are you freakin' kidding me! I almost dropped dead at your Countryside scene. It's an updated impressionist dream. I really do think that it might need to come and live with me here in Maryland! Your creativity and sense of humor bring so much fun to my stamping life. I just can't wait to see what comes from you next. Thank you, thank you for sharing it all with the rest of us!

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  130. Thanks Irene! Great new stamps...you just keep on pumping them out and I'll keep on using them!

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  131. What great stamps! I enjoyed looking at all of your DT's work! And might I say, what an awesome DT you have! Thanks for allowing everyone to see your new sets!

    Kim aka kradaker

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  132. Awesome scenes!! Love them all!!

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  133. So cool scenes! I love your stamps, but your cards are suuuuper nice! :-)

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  134. Wow! These are amazing! :o) Thanks for the chance

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  135. Ofcourse I want i chance to win your beautiful stamps!

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  136. These are so wonderful I really love them! I have been looking for something like this to do some picturescapes for my boys room. Awesome - hope to win these!

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  137. lovely stamps=) I really want to win them! =)

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  138. Ooh, that Neopolitan sounds great, I don't know that we have that in Sweden - it's not likely that I would have missed something like that. If that is your second favorite, what is your first choice?
    Congrats on the blog hop success, soo many comments already!

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  139. I have just started to scrap and I am freaking out. This is SOOO fun!
    I hope I win. Visit my scrap-o-lek at http://scrapoleket.blogspot.com/

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  140. Love love love these backgrounds and I'd surely LOVE to own them. So, I hope to win the prize!stymatt

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  141. Cute sets! I love the little deer. :)

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  142. Wow - these stamps are absolutely fabulous! I love the scenes! The cards you made with them are fantastic!!

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  143. I'm not too late! Loved all the ideas on the blog hop. Hope I win, but if not, you know where I'll be shopping!

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