Sweet Heart (& Giveaway) ...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Another Scrapbooking Memories Creative Team assignment to share... this time using the gorgeous 'Letterbox' collection generously supplied by American Crafts. What a lovely surprise to recieve such an abundance of yummy products and given the assignment of creating a layout and card using as much product as we like. Gotta love that! And here's how the article looked when published...


I'd had this layout design in my head for sometime and because the magazine publication was set for release in February I thought it would be appropriate to utilize it for the month of love. And it was a great way of showcasing so much of the patterned paper without going too over-the-top. The heart was a different story... the more the better was my line of thinking and I enjoyed every minute of it. I'd actually taken the photos in the car whilst waiting for the farmer do finish his errands... my daughter and i were being silly and she was pulling faces and posing. I tried to use the nice shots of her and not the ones with her tongue hanging out or her eyes rolled and her fingers up her nose. Kids hey!


I hadn't quite thought of making my photos the same size as the patterned paper squares but after sending my photos to print on the wrong setting I realised I could probably get away with it. In the end I really loved how it worked.




Now, I do not profess to being a card-maker as I still find them quite daunting, so I took the easy road and decided to keep going with the 'heart' theme. I also thought the best way to finish the project was to keep things consistent with the layout and utilize the paper in a similar way with a patchwork effect using more of the patterned paper. I even dragged out my little crimping machine to give the leaves a similar appearance to the gorgeous ribbon. Add a flower and some bling and there you have it. Sounds easy when I type it up but I can honestly say it took me a good portion of the entire evening. LOL!


GIVE-AWAY
Now, I've been so spoilt from American Crafts and Scrapbooking Memories magazine that I thought it would be nice to share in some of the spoiling. I have gathered up my supplies that were left from the assignment and have created a nice little bundle of products that are looking for a new home... do you have room, would you like to take over the ownership of my little pile of yummy stash? (International entries welcome)
All I ask is that you are a follower of my blog and that you let your friends know about the give-away too! I will keep it open until the end of the month and announce a winner on the first of May.
From farm to you...

114 comments:

  1. Here I am!
    Here I am!
    The firste one! And as a big fan of yours, of course I want to participate, if I may being of another country!
    Beautiful page AGAIN!!!! I love this heart, you're the most creative scrapper I have ever know!!!

    Hugs from Brazil!!!

    Aline Fonseca

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  2. Gorgeous work today - copied your fantastic heart work for later inspiration, thank you! And I would make a great home for your leftover goodness... lots of other paper and stickers here to make your orphan supplies feel right at home here!

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  3. This LO is STUNNING!!!! ...and for 'not being a cardmaker' I think you did a pretty fabulous job! I would be very happy to receive that in the mail! :)

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  4. Melinda....I love your work and this layout is absolutely stunning!!! I love it!

    I'd love to receive some goodies in my mailbox. Thanks for the chance.

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  5. Oh, I already follow you girl. Thanks for the chance. And you layout is gorgeous!

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  6. Now following (thanks for the prompt, I have been meaning to do it LOL) and have shared on my Facebook :-)

    Stunning layout and card too Melinda, you are SO inspiring!

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  7. I am here too...don't forget about me. Have been a follower for ages:-)

    Lynette
    South Africa

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  8. Hello! Great scrap-page you made! Love the photos in a row) This looks gorgerous! The hearts stitched on are so special too!
    Great giveaway! I linked it on sidebar
    http://larisa-raznosti.blogspot.com/
    I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Hugs. Larisa. xxx

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  9. Oh, I am so inspired by this post! What to try scraplifting first!?

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  10. WOW WOW WOW!! Melinda you amaze me with your creations ... that heart is SO beautiful!!
    Already a follower, and will link your giveaway! Thanks for sharing your stash!!

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  11. Oh my gosh! That heart is adorable! I love how it was made and everything about it. And it goes without saying that card is just precious! What amazing work. Thank you for the opportunity of winning some terrific goodies. :o) I will be posting on my blog about your wonderful give-away!

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  12. Melinda, I LOVE this page!! I think that the 'accident' with the pictures turned out perfectly! I just love how much detail you pack into your projects! Fabulous!

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  13. I have you in my blog reader and will definitely share this giveaway. :)

    LOVE the button/flower heart........so cute!

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  14. I am a follower, who would not be. Your stuff is so beautiful...♥ What a WOW prize too!!! Posted on my blog too...

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  15. I'm a follower and would be happy to provide a home for those goodies!!

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  16. Love the layout so cool with the buttons and the hearts that stick up!!!! I would love to be the new owner of all that stuff you are giving away!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  17. Me, me pick me! They would love my little crafty room!! Love your work, so inspirational!!

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  18. I love following your blog and would love to add to my stash.

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  19. Amazing work- so pretty ! it looks like some serious time went in to this!! I would love to win some of your crafty stash! THank you!
    kacee
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

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  20. One of my fav layouts yet! I just have to scraplift this one!! Im a looooong time follower and a huge fan :O)

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  21. beautiful page and card - so many gorgeous details. I'm a follower

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  22. WOW, I love love this layout! all the deatails and the heart are just amazing! TFS

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  23. Love your page! Your eye for detail is fab. I would certainly find room for your yummy stash.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. Beautiful LO! love the hearts. Already a follower of your blog.

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  25. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Letterbox! I would gladly take it off your hands :) I am a follower!!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

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  26. Beautiful!! I love what you have done!! Already a follower and spreading the word!!

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  27. Lovely layout as usual! I'll put your candy in my sidebar--and of course follow you!!!!! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  28. Yummy is right! Well of course I am a follower.
    Love to get my fix for inspiration.
    Your layout is spectacular!

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  29. Thank you for the chance for such a cool prize - definitely a follower and will tell all my friends!

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  30. Your design work the magazine is gorgeous - love that more is better heart! How generous of you to share the AC goodies - I'm sure you could create many more beautiful layouts with it!
    Following along...
    - Ann
    http://inkspiration.typepad.com/inkspiration_for_stamping

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  31. This is lovely! I have been a follower for a while now and happy to do so! Will share with others as well : )

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  32. Another beautiful layout!! I'm already a follower and enjoy your blog everytime!! Already let my friends know this wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

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  33. I'm a follower now!! And that layout.....WOW!! Love the colors, the stitching, and well....everything!!

    Thanks for sharing the love with an awesome giveaway!!

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  34. Wow, your layout is awesome, I absolutely LOVE that big heart! I'm a follower and have been for a while :)

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  35. Amazing work, Melinda! The heart with the buttons, pins, and flowers is a real stunner, and I love how you used the hearts sewn on top of the patterned paper squares as well. Your daughter has your eyes, I think. Glad you got a few good photos of her - so nice that she posed for you!
    Thanks for the chance to win. I follow you on my google reader - your work is always inspiring. TFS!

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  36. WOW! I am so going to try the quilling, flowers, pins, and button look on something soon! AMAZING project!!

    I am SO happy that I checked out all of the blogs that I followed. Seeing your layout was inspiring!

    Shared @ http://goldiecar.blogspot.com/2011/04/scrap-farm-sweet-heart-giveaway.html

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  37. What an amazing blog! So much inspiration here! Thank you! and thanks for the chance to win. Am now a follower and I've blogged about it here
    http://samawright.blogspot.com/2011/04/where-does-time-go.html
    Have a wonderful day!

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  38. Wow, I love, love, love that layout and the heart on it is amazing! Gorgeous card too :)

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  39. Melinda, that is superb! I can't imagine you finding any task when involving scrapping of any sort "daunting"! You are amazingly talented!!!

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  40. I love your LO. The button heart is gorgeous and the colours work so well.
    Thank you for sharing! I am going to post your give-away on my blog
    scrappingsomememories dot blogspot dot com/
    and on a forum I am on.
    scraptacularimages dot forumotion dot com/
    Thank you for sharing! :)

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  41. This layout is AMAZING!! I am so inspired by you! The creative juices seem to flow and you make sunning work! I am a new follower, and completely impressed by your work! Thank you so much for sharing this with us all!

    cherie.goyer at gmail.com
    http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

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  42. Thanks for the chance to win. I love the layout! I think I may have to scraplift it from you. :)

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  43. Beautiful LO, I love the stitching and the heart with all the buttons. Thank-you for sharing.

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  44. Just found your blog yesterday and LOVE everything I see... this heart is amazing! Thanks for sharing!!

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  45. Wow!! Your LO is absolutely stunning!! And that card is gorgeous! Especially from someone who is not a card-maker ;)

    I was already a follower, but my friend Heather from Goldiecar designs told me about the giveaway. Thanks for sharing your scraps :)

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  46. I have long admired your projects and am a follower!

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  47. Just here to leave some love :)
    Your layout is gorgeous Melinda, as are those beutiful candid pics :) I love the pop up hearts on the square backgound and that big heart is just spectacular.

    You seriously never cease to amaze me .... and I love that!!!! Hope you are well gorgeous! xx

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  48. This is an AMAZING project! So wonderful and perfect. Just love it.

    I will post on my blog about it!

    No wonder you are so successful in the field. All your work is of superb quality!!!!

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  49. I am in love with that heart! so creative OMGoodness I've found myself keep coming back to your blog for inspiration these last two days love it all!

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  50. Gorgeous layout and great candy! I'm following and there's a link in my sidebar . Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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  51. oh my goodness, that layout is just beyond amazing! i'm in awe...

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  52. Love everything you do Melinda, you're a STAR !!!

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  53. Wow this is gorgeous! I love the design, and the heart with all the buttons is wonderful!! Beautiful

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  54. WOWOW! Beautiful--and I LOVE the heart card! It looks so fabulous!! Thanks for the chance to win--I've been a stalker through RSS feed for awhile, and just followed through GFC today!

    sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  55. Love the collage heart on the LO. Its really breathtaking. I'm so gonna scraplift that! So glad that i followed Heather from goldiecar designs link over to your blog. She said you had a great eye, but i was floored when i saw this this LO.

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  56. Fantastic giveaway! Lovely blog!!!! :))

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  57. Your work is so inspiring! I loved what you did for SBM and you are TOTALLY and OFFICIALLY a cardmaker! You make the best cards ever! As for your layouts - they are breathtakingly beautiful. I love all your work! Your latest in SBM is just gorgeous with the stencilling. Just ACE. xo

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  58. Love your work. So Beautiful!
    Great giveaway too. I've linked your giveaway to my sidebar and I am already a follower. Thanks for the chance
    Hugs, Rosalee

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  59. Oh my wored! I LOVE that layout!!! The heart is incredible!!! I just became a follower and posted your give a away on my blog....thanks so much for a chance to win....loveeeee A/C products!

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  60. Oppps....forgot to add my link.,....DUH!
    http://teenabugg.blogspot.com/2011/04/american-crafts-giveaway-at-scrap-farm.html

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  61. am raising my hand in the air to take ownership! Newbie follower coming over from Tina's blog-good thing I finally got on the computer tonite to surf for a bit! Blogged about it too:
    http://kateblue.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweet-saturday-and-link.html

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  62. Wow, so in love with that layout. The heart is amazing. The card is gorgeous too. I'm adding your giveaway to my sidebar :-)

    http://harmonydiy.blogspot.com

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  63. new follower great blog winner winner winner

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  64. That filled heart is gorgeous, I really want to try that idea sometime when the theme fits. I really appreciate the thought and skill and patience behind your work.

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  65. Wonderful paper weaving! Thanks for the chance to win. You are so generous! :)
    Suzanne
    suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  66. I am a first time visitor to your blog, via a friend of mine's blog. It is always a pleasure to make room for more stash, thanks for sharing your leftovers. All the best Jenny

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  67. What a beautiful project, I am a new follower and I posted a link on my blog. thank for the greeat opportunity!!

    http://stamplified.blogspot.com/

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  68. Hi Melinda :)
    Love, love, lovin' your work. I love the way you have balanced the geometric lines of all those yummy papers on the above LO with that stunning heart........I 3> it very much :) :) :) AC papers and embellies are spot on for achieving a great LO. The odd thicker or three never hurt either!! :)
    I have taken inspiration from your stunning work for many years after having the pleasure of sharing the same scrap table at retreat (but I won't mention the wig if you would prefer that!!!).
    I actually thought I was already a follower of your Blog as I'm here every week checking out the next crafty tid bit until I realised I had to register!! I don't have a blog to link but I will pop over to Facebook and sing your praises today. Thanks again Melinda for sharing all your stunning work.
    Keep the chocolate handy and the fire crackling.
    Cheers
    Jenn

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  69. Hi Melinda,
    I just love your work, I have become a follower, found you on Queen Kat's blog and I have blogged about your awesome giveaway that I would love to be the owner of, on my blog Let's get Peachy!
    Thanks so much for the opportunity!
    Peachy Laura ☼

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  70. Peachy Laura sent me over and I am so glad! This LO is breathtaking!

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  71. Saw this on Goldiecar's blog. Your work is absolutely fantastic - you are very talented :0)

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  72. I'm now a follower! And I'm telling my friends at CkubCK! I LOVE the projects featured on this blog post!!!!

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  73. I am a follower! SO SO SO SO cool the heart with the buttons and flowers -- LOVE IT!

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  74. I'm already a follower! Thanks for sharing your goodies!

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  75. OMG this is georgeos!!!! especially that heart if has everything and at the same time is perfect.....if you don't mind I will love to scraplift it...I'm not sure if I could seems so hard with so many things in there.
    I become your follower and i put a pic=link in my sidebar blog =)

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  76. Gorgeous LO...need to scraplift this for sure...putting a link on my blog to your side and becoming a follower...Thanks for the chance to win...

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  77. What a beautiful lo and that heart is AMAZING!!! Thanks for the giveaway...I am now a follower and will be sharing the link on FB.

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  78. Oh my gosh....your layout is just incredible!! I love all the detail of the stitching and the heart shapes..not to mention that amazing heart embellishment with all the layering. Wow!!
    I am a new follower and so glad I found your blog!

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  79. Love these projects! I'm a follower and I'll let the gals on the forum I DT for know about it!

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  80. I am a brand new follower and I will tell my friends about it! I love the heart with all the buttons and fun embellishments! Great stuff!

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  81. the projects are GORGEOUS!!! absolutely stunning. Thanks for a chance to win some of your stash! I'm a new follower, LOVE your blog.
    stampinlara at yahoo dot com

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  82. I have just become a follower of your blog and would love to supply a home for these AC goodies. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  83. I am now a follower and I am so glad that a friend posted your blog!! That LO is beautiful!! I love how you did that heart! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win some goodies!! I love American Crafts!! =)

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  84. Very nice LO and great giveaway! I'm now a follower and I posted a link to your blog on my FB (with almost 350 "FB friends" I'm sure at least a few will come on over)

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  85. Love the LO! I am going to follow your blog now, and shared the site with my scrapbook friends!

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  86. I came this way via Erica, a fellow DT member over at Dixie Pieces! What a stunning giveaway!! I have become a follower, will spread the word on my own blog (once I have an online crop & blog hop out of the way this weekend!) & will most definitely be back for more inspiration in the future...that is one AWESOME LO!!! ♥

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  87. oh, this layout is amazing! Love how it came together with the pictures!
    I became a follower and blogged about your giveaway! Come visit me:
    http://teresajaye.blogspot.com/2011/04/big-giveaway.html
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  88. I've been looking for new blogs to follow and your work is gorgeous so I will very happily follow you.

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  89. Very nice work! The stitching is perfect!

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  90. I really liked the heart!
    Thanks for the chance to get as much useful stuff!

    http://arturkinamama.blogspot.com/

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  91. What a lovely candy :D I wanna be also spoiled :)))))
    Linked to the sidebar http://freckled-monster.blogspot.com/
    Thank you for the chance :D

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  92. great layout! i love that arrangment of hearts!
    thanks for sharing =)

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  93. I love that layout and might just have to scraplift it with giving you credit for the design of course!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    I have a candy too if you or anyone else would like to join... scrapmethis.blogspot.com

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  94. Splendid blog and I totally love your layouts! So sweet!

    And your blog candies, they're looking pretty awesome!

    xoxo,
    Nurul Shah :)
    www.dopescrapper.blogspot.com

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  95. Thanks for the awesome chance to win. I posted this on my blog and am not a follower. But not just because of the giveaway. Love your layouts.

    Have a good one.

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  96. oh wow!!!!!!!!!! i absolutely LOVE your project!!! that heart is awesome!!! best way i've seen anyone using up buttons in a long time!!! totally wow!!! :)
    i've added your candy to my blog sidebar to spread the word. become a follower of ur blog as well. (definitely coming back to get some inspiration!!!) thanks for the chance! :)

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  97. I've already won one of your great giveaways!! You know I love your work and am a HUGE fan!! I will be sure and tell everyone about your giveaway and blog!! Good luck to everyone!!

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  98. I'm only catching up with my blog feeds now, and glad that I'm not too late! I have a scraproom that's a work in progress, and I'd be glad to take these of your hands! lol... Love the texture and layering of the heart!!

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  99. I'm a new follower! I look forward to being inspired by your lovely creations :) Posted your giveaway on my sidebar here:
    http://aptitude4paper.blogspot.com/

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  100. Wow! Love this layout, the heart is so sweet. I am now a follower!

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  101. Melinda!!
    your work is divine!
    I'm now following you and i posted your giveaway at my blog's sidebar!
    thanks for the chenace of winning!
    huges from Brazil!

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  102. Gorgeous projects, the heart you made on your LO is just beautiful!! Thanks for the chance to win, I shared with my best scrapping buddy and I'm already a follower!!

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  103. Hi Melinda,

    The sweet heart (and sweetheart) is adorable! Thanks also for the chance to win those goodies. Of course, I put a link to your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog -- gotta spread the word!

    Happy creating,
    Birgit

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  104. So beautiful! Love all the detail on the heart :)

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  105. hi
    I want to participate. I am already a follower. Also posted on the side of my blog.

    Kisses. Congratulations for your blog, it's beautiful

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  106. beautiful Layout!
    What a very generous lady you are, as well as being a truly inspring crafter.
    I’m now a follower and I have added your candy in my sidebar.

    Thanks for the chance to join.

    sending hugs from Germany
    Regina

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  107. excellent candy!!! Thank you for the opportunity)!
    http://katrulya.blogspot.com/p/candy.html

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  108. Love what you've created...Your hearts look fantastic!!!!
    I have added your giveaway to my blog's candy jar :)

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  109. Wow, these are incredible! I just love what you did with the hearts! Thanks so much for the chance to win, I've posted your candy in my sidebar and am now a happy follower!

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  110. Just found your site and I am loving it! I have added you to my "morning blog" routine!
    Thanks for the awesome chance to win.
    Stacey
    shalbgewachs at sbcglobal dot net

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  111. Beautiful!!! Love the hearts!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  112. THis is beautiful!!!
    kacee
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

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  113. All we can say, is WOW!

    Team Craftwell
    ecraftbycraftwell.blogspot.com

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  114. Loved your projects, They are just beautiful. millierose651@aol.com

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