Saturday, January 8, 2011

Be My Valentine Blog Hop Starts Here.......

Welcome to the hop, we are so glad you have come to hop and see all the creative projects from a great bunch of people. Some of the blogs are offering blog candy, and some are not. At the end of my post I will be offering Candy.

So let us begin:

My project is a layout I made to show the picture when my husband and I were dating and the picture of us after 26 years together. I have not attached the pictures yet, but you will figure out where the pictures go.






French Manor
Sweethearts
Reminisce Accents

The cuts are as follows:

French Manor:

Couch - 4.25"
Mirrors (picture mats) - 6.75"
Table - 3.5"
Bird Cage - 3"
Grandfather Clock - 9"
Top Border (these were welded together in Design Studio) - 1" with every other being flipped.

Sweethearts:

Man and Woman - at 7"

Reminisce Accent: (All the word were welded using Design Studio)
each letter was at 2" all letters were welded except T, L, N, and F.

True
Love
Now
and
Forever

The paper pack that was used was from "Three Bugs in a Rug" the "Happy BirD-Day" line.

The backgrounds were the reverse side of "Little Bird" and the reverse side of "Pin-Wheel. The couch was cut from "Blush". All the cardstock and shimmer paper is from "DCWV".

The ribbon is "CTMH" retired "Shell Pink".

I use "Versa Magic" chalk ink in "Gingerbread" to ink the edges. I also used a "Signo" white gel pen for the stitch marks.

Hope you enjoy the hop. Here is a list of all the blogs in order that you will be visiting. If you get lost, come back here and click on the blue link of that blog and you will be taken to thier blog.

Blog Candy below this list.

1) Creations With Kathryn ------YOU ARE HERE------

2) Crafty Scentiments
3) All Things Crafty
4) Tina Time
5) Paper Crafting Chic
6) Hybrid Artist-Samara Gugler
7) Beyond Scrapin
8) So Many Crafts, So Little Time
9) The Crafty Creation Spot
10) Confessions of a Scrapaholic
11) Cricuting with Lisa
12) Cricut Crafty Clare
13) Scrappin Place
14) Croppin Momma Designs
15) Deb's Electic Thoughts
16) Scrappy Jess
17) Ink and Paper Creations
18) Tx Scrapper Mom 
19) Scrappin Nanapuddin
20) Macy Bella Designs
21)Java Jen Creations
22) Crafty Baskets

Ok the Blog Candy. I am offering the Sesame Street Seasons Cartridge to one lucky winner. This cart has never been used and does have the 100 reward points available inside the box. Sorry it is open, but it is the only way to keep my DH in the dark. LOL To win you need to be a follower and have left a comment here. I will do random.org on Monday to pick the winner. Good luck


 

123 comments:

  1. Thank you for inviting me to join your hop! I was almost in a panic cause I must have accidently deleted your email and couldn't find the list or the rules! I think I got it all. Searching the old list on the board. anyway, enough rambling here... 26 years?? wow I thought 10 was doing good! gotta love'em. After all they are the "other half"

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  2. This is so very pretty! The detail is fabulous!!!!
    ~Dorcas
    4craftyangels (at) gmail (dot) com

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  3. What a fabulous LO! I must have missed the Reminisce Accent cart, the font is gorgeous, very nice!!

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  4. I absolutely ADIRE your layout! I love the "old" furniture and the photo frames!
    Thanks for this blog hop..it's gonna be fun!
    Diana B
    crb underscore deb at bellsouth dot net

    P.S. I'm a follower too!

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  5. Congrats, 26 years is fabulous, you have 20 on me! Great layout, so much detail I love it. So excited for the Hop, thanks for letting me join.

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  6. Wonderful card. I am working on 15 but 26 is amazing.
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

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  7. Very cute page. We have been married for 26 years also.

    fitscrapper@verizon.net

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  8. Hi.. I found you through a friend of a friend of a friend.. I love finding new blogs this way. Congrats on 26 years of marriage, your layout is so sweet.

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  9. i love your layout how sweet. thanks for a chance to win this cart. my gd would love this one. shes four and has her own little cricut.

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  10. What a wonderful layout! Thanks for all the details. This is my favorite holiday! Thanks for getting us all ready for it! I now follow your blog.
    pattig161@yahoo.com

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  11. Sweet layout! I like it a lot! The mirrors are such a nice touch!

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  12. What a sweet layout!
    lynlee4@gmail.com

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  13. What an elegant layout! Such a lot of details!

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  14. Cute layout! I need to break out my French Manor and now you have given me inspiration to do that!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

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  15. Love it!! You are so talented!!
    Glad I seen this invite on FB!! Where do I follow you at? I can't find the link on your blog.. :(
    Thanks!
    Lynne
    thebowsersapril97 at yahoo dot com

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  16. Love the layout! What a wonderful, wonderful idea! I love your blog!

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  17. Thanks for the hop and the blog candy, Kathryn!
    It's a cold snowy day - good for hopping!
    avrawill@wideopenwest dot com

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  18. Love love love your blog hop!!!

    http://stephaniejohnsonscraps.blogspot.com/

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  19. Beautiful layout Kathryn! Thank you for hosting this blog hop - as always, great job!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  20. I'm here and think this is going to be fun, this is my first one not quite sure what it's about. How do I become a follower. I will have to leave for a bit and go running but the rest of the day is scrapbooking today.

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  21. I love the cuts you chose for this..fancy ..you have beautful work...thanx for the inspiration and chance to win..:)

    nicolle at nicollelovesscrapbooking dot com

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  22. Love the Blog Hop! I LOVE your LO!

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  23. This is a beautiful layout. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. WOW your layout is beautiful. Very elegant looking.

    TFS,
    Erin
    spantastikreations@yahoo.com

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  25. Such a sweet layout. Great candy.
    I am now a follower. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Ohmygoodness ... your layout is SUPER sweet! I just discovered your blog on this hop, and am now a follower. So nice to meet you. I love your creative style and am going to have fun looking over your archives and seeing your creativity. Thanks so much for sharing with us! And I would LOVE to be entered in your drawing, as I just got a Cricut for Christmas AND I have a 3 year old grandson whom I make scrapbooks of and he adores Sesame Street. Thanks for a chance at the sweet candy!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  27. Great blog hop. Your layout is wonderful. Thanks for offering a chance to win the Sesame Street Cartridge.

    ShersL84bed@aol

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  28. Thanks for doing this Valentine blog hop. Love your project and would love to win the Sesame Street Seasons. I am a new follower and look forward to more of your projects.
    djhu98 AT aol DOT com

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  29. Oh this is great! Thank you for sharing this great hop!

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  30. I love this layout! Love that it tells a story! Thank you so much for sharing! Glad your part of this hop, I became a follower, your so talented!
    Contact Info: incase I get lucky enough to win that amazing blog candy!
    email: arebori0204@gmail.com
    New Blog: www.scraptillyadrop.blogspot.com
    HAPPY NEW YEARS!

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  31. love the lay out and can't wait to see the rest of the hop

    dfhenson@q.com

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  32. Beautiful layout! Once you add the pictures it will be just perpect! TFS and for the wonderful chance to win yet another awesome cartridge. Oh how I would love to get my greedy little hands on this one! LOL. Have a lovely weekend.

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  33. Love your projects, must get my French Manor out to use on Valentines.
    what a great giveaway. I have many pics of children and grandchildren playing with Sesame streets toys.
    Cherylann (prinkles)
    prinkles@woh.rr.com

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  34. very pretty ..your newest follower as well ...great layout

    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  35. Wow, your layout is stunning! So many beautiful cuts! I'm with you on the hubby thing. I got busted once when fedex didn't deliver a box to me until 7 pm. Doh!

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  36. Kathryn,

    How cute!
    Love your idea for this page, I will have to do something like this for my scrapbook. I am just starting out, so I really appreciate the help with ideas, I really need them.

    Thanks for the chance to win the Sesame Street Seasons cartridge:)

    Elainer@cinci.rr.com
    ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

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  37. Lovely layout!!! I'm a new cricut user (got an expression for xmas), I hope I can produce cuts & layouts like this soon, Thank you so much for the blog hop & offering blog candy :-)

    Jody Smith
    aerynx at gmail dot com

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  38. Great blog hop!! Thank you for letting me be in your hop!! I'm having alot of fun looking at everyone's blog's and ideas. Also thank you for a chance to win!!
    www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
    beyondscrapin@aol.com

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  39. That layout is very neat. TFS! I love all the cuts.
    Mama LoveBug from LoveBug Creations
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

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  40. Thanks for hosting this great hop!! I've already gotten some follower from it! I'd also love to win this great cart!! Thanks for the chance!
    nanapuddin at wildblue dot net

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  41. Amazing layouts! Awesome job ~ love them :)

    Thanks for a chance at some wonderful blog candy too!

    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  42. Hi Kathryn: I am happy to be part of the blog hop. Love your layout, it's very pretty! Congrats on celebrating 26 years....Here's to many many more!

    Sandy
    http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/

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  43. Wow. Wonderful layout. Thanks for sharing and having a wonderful blog hop!

    Mandy
    mjbaker at earthlink dot net

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  44. Your project is beautiful. Thanks for letting me be a part of this hop!

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  45. Very cute layout! Thanks for the chance to win and to becme a new follower of your blog. So much cute stuff to look at!
    Stephanie
    scrapadelic@gmail.com

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  46. Thank you for the fun hop and sharing your project with us... I think it is hillarious what we do to hide stuff from our loved ones... my mom always made a joke that you need to carry a red permatant marker with you when you shop so you can slash prices on your way home... silly I know but I thought you might get a kick out of it! pjritsema at gmail dot com

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  47. I know the hubby game, lol. Very nice layout. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of this hop!! I've had a great time making new friends!! Your project is awesome and congratulations on 26 years!! We celebrated 25 in June!!

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  49. Fantastic layout.... I've only been married for 7 years, but TODAY is my babys llth birthday.... I can NOT believe he's 11!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  50. Wonderful site. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. I always love your stuff. The details are incredible on this layout!

    I do that with my hubby too. I have a whole post about it on my blog. LOL!

    thescrapbookgirl(at)yahoo(dot)com
    www.cricutconfessions.com

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  52. Great layout. Very beautiful. I love the Reminisce cart. Thanks for the hop. Looking forward to all the inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win. Such a cute cart!
    gaudet5 at rogers dot com

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  53. I love this layout. Very cute. I have to say this cart looks so cute. A great prize...

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  54. What a cute layout! So much detail it came out beautiful.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  55. What a wonderful layout, love it, you did an amazing job. pammejo1@yahoo.com, following your blog.
    http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

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  56. Great layout! You have inspired me to do one for my fiance and I.

    brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

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  57. Your layout is adorable! Thank you for sharing! gikinney1@gmail.com

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  58. What a sweet layout! Thanks for sharing this!

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  59. I love your layout. The colors and all the pictures you added are perfect. You are very good. TFS you creative work. I have added my name as a follower. Love the pic with goofy. I was impressed with your Dachshund. Looks just like my daughters.

    janejohnson13@wildblue.net

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  60. I saw your note to remove the missing link and it's done. I had no luck trying to figure out the delayed post so I posted this morning. Hope that was not a stress to you!

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  61. Beautiful layout. I really love the way it turned out. Excellent job.

    Yolonda

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  62. Such a wonderful layout! It brings back memories. The room looks like my grndmother's, (what they called the Parlor Room in her house,) back then.
    Thanks for sharing!
    reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

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  63. Thanks for inviting me to your Blog Hop. Great layout, love the colors and I love that font

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  64. Love your LO! Very cute!! I love the colors and the picture frames! Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy!!

    Jennifer

    cricutdiaries at yahoo dot com

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  65. Thanks for a chance to win. What a great prize choice!
    amywooten2010 at gmail dot com

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  66. I don't believe I have ever visited your blog before today but I'm a follower now! Love the layout! I only have one of those 3 carts so I can't scraplift it but I can certainly admire it. Thanks!

    Anne
    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com
    Trinkets-n-Treasures.Artfire.com

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  67. Love the Layout!! Great idea, thanks for sharing! I just became a follower.

    http://charlottes-creations.blogspot.com

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  68. Leigh Ann KalbfleischJanuary 8, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    WHAT A CUTE, FUN LAYOUT !!! TWENTY SIX YEARS, CONGRATS !!!!!!! leighkalbfleischathotmaildotcom

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  69. I love the colors.


    scbeck3 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  70. Just starting out the hop! Great layout, love the colors!

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  71. I love your blog! Thanks so much for listing not only what you used, but sizes and such. It really helps people like me who are just starting out (especially with a expression)! Great work and thanks for the chance to win some 'candy'!
    Jewelsx19@aol.com

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  72. Love your layout! Thank you for doing the blog!

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  73. Love your idea for using pictures from then and now to create a layout.

    dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

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  74. Congratulations on 26 years together. I am a follower. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  75. Thank you sharing your Layout!


    Arlene

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  76. Thank you for posting all the instructions. Love the layout. I am doing a lot of scrapbooking this year.

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  77. Love your layout, very well put together. Thanks for sharing and doing this hop.

    vflambert at hotmail dot com

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  78. Great Layout....Thanks for the ideas.....Loving the blog hop...You ladies did great.....

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  79. Very cute LO! Thanks for the chance to win this cartridge, it's on my wish list!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  80. Thank you for sharing this really cute page. I wish I could have joined the cricut circle when French Manor was available. Alas I didn't have the money. Maybe someday I can get it off ebay!

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  81. Kathryn, what a beautiful and elegant layout! I can just imagine those pictures in place...and how happy you look in both of them. Thanks so much for sharing...I'm a follower. karelj at ksjennings at gmail dot com and http://karelj.blogspot.com

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  82. Ooooooooooooh I am loving this hop AND your stunning layout!!!

    mscarlene at hotmail dot com


    http://misspinkcricut.blogspot.com

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  83. Love your layout. That is such a neat idea for the two pictures. Thanks for the hop and giveaway!

    jenlovcarr at aol dot com

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  84. Fun blog hop. Great layout! TFS bettylarryn at yahoo dot com

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  85. WOW, you put so much work into your layout. It looks fantastic! Thanks for hosting the Hop..this is fun !

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  86. Very nice and elegant layout! TFS

    P.S. I'm glad I'm not the only keeping DH in the dark!

    www.scrappyzeni.blogspot.com

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  87. Very Nice LO!! Love the color combo's!! TFS and for having a fun Hop!!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
    Rexann

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  88. 26 yrs wow. My husband and I are going into our 11th. very nice lo. Love the colors and the cuts you choose. I became a follower of your blog. I hope to one day start my own. Thanks for the chance to win a cart...

    Sarah

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  89. Great layout! Awesome blog candy. I am now a follower.

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  90. Great job. Couldn't get in this morning...hope I am not too late! Love the layout.

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  91. Love your layout and congrats on being together 26 years!!

    Kay
    goebel75@aol.com

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  92. WOW! I love your LO! What a great idea to do a then and now! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  93. love it!!!
    melanie

    msholloway@roaneschools.com

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  94. what a pretty layout i love all the cuts and colors u used.. looks great! thanks for sharing and the chance to win!
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  95. Wow! I love the couch. How did I miss that cartridge. They layout is beautiful. I need more time to crop. Mimi (paezworld at verizon dot com).

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  96. I love the LO! What a nice way to show the then and now. I think I will be using this in the future. (I am already one of your followers).

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  97. Great layout. Just adorable. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  98. Great layout! Congrats on 26 years!!! The cart is adorable, thanks for the chance to win.

    Andi
    Sparkymom76@yahoo.com

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  99. Great hop. Thanks for organizing!
    BobbisTreasure@aol.com

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  100. What a very pretty LO. I love all the detail that you put in it. TFS!!

    amandaremus at gmail dot com

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  101. I really love this I will have to scrap-lift this my husband and I have been togerther for 27 years altogether. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in your blog hops.

    Lisa

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  102. Just love your layout! I am a new follower and thanks for your awesome giveaway.
    XO ~ Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

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  103. Thanks for the invite to your wonderful hop!! I love your layout!! The sofa is so cute and the colors are very pretty.

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  104. your layout is just adorable
    rmini@satx.rr.com

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  105. Very nice layout. Would love to see the pics attached. :)

    VinDeeLoo
    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

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  106. New follower here, and I just love your work on this project and all of your other projects! Can't wait to hop on to the rest of the blogs!!! Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway and look forward to seeing more of your work!

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  107. im a new follower- you lay out is wonderful
    kacee
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

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  108. Beautiful Layout! I used to have a mirror just like that one!

    I'm your newest follower.

    Thank you!

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  109. Love your layout and the way you used french manor I still have not used it yet but thanks for giving a idea of how to.

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  110. What a pretty LO, I love the colors and detail you put into this..
    And I know about keeping the DH in the dark..LOL
    I am already a follower of your blog
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie Cantu
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

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  111. I just love your layout, wish I had French Manor. czrodlowski at gmail dot com

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  112. Hi Kathryn,
    Your layouts are excellent.
    Blessings....

    jfdfbmail at gmail dot com

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  113. Gorgeous layout love all the details. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  114. What a cute layout, great job. I'm following you now and would love to win this cart. Thanks for the chance. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  115. Wow! What a gorgeous layout! This hop has been lots of fun! You all worked really hard and we have enjoyed every project! http://cricutcouple.blogspot.com

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