Saturday, February 5, 2011

Meighen & Nicole's B-Day and 1 Year Blog B-Day HOP

 *FOR THE LOVE IS IN THE AIR BLOG HOP  CLICK HERE*
Hi everyone and welcome to Meighen and Nicole's Birthday Hop.  She and I are celebrating our own Birthdays this month as well as our 1 year blog Birthdays.  We thought it would be a ton of fun to team up together to celebrate them  both.  We have a lot in store for you during this hop.  There are 32 unbelievably talented women on the way.  Thank you all for participating in this special hop.  I wouldn't want to spend my birthday with anyone else.....well besides my DH. :D
We have some great projects and special blog candy too, so make sure you stop by everyone's blog so you can be inspired and win some candy.
Also, thanks a bunch to all of my sponsors.  It just tickles my heart that you all donated to Nicole and Me. 
For this hop, the theme we decided on is birthday, but....there is always a but......it has to me HOLIDAY inspired, for example if your holiday is St. Patricks day, then you would make a project based on that holiday but it is for a birthday.
I chose Valentines Day.


For this LO, I decided to use my Sweet Treats Cartridge for my Numbers.  These here are cut at 2 inches while the ones in the bottom right corner are cute at 3 inches. 
For this corner, I also tied a bow with and stuck it down on the paper.  Bling was added for fun and also a white gel pen was used to add foe stitching to the numbers.




Here on the right you can see that the three was run through the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and foe stitching was also added around the edge.
Fruit Punch Stickles were added to the flame and to the hearts around the numbers.
The numbers were also inked up with Regal Rose ink from Stampin UP.

Here you can see the I added some spots around the hearts and ran it through the Divine Swirl Folder.  This image is from the Seasonal Cakes Cartridge and is cut at 2 inches. 
The hearts on the layout in random spots and around the numbers are from the center of these borders.  Waste Not Want Not I always say. :D
PROJECT NUMBER 2

 Here I used the Forever Young Cartridge and cut out the purse at 5.4 inches on my gypsy.

I also cut out the perfume bottle image separate to at to the front.  It is cut at 2 inches.

Fruit punch stickles were added to the cap of the bottle.:D
........I ♥ Stickles.......
The edges of the bottle were inked up using Rich Razzelberry.

Scrappy Moms Stamps (Love Note)were used for the sentiment on the bottle and the happy birthday is from Stampin UP



Primas were added with some bling and 450 Helmar Glue
I punched a hole in  little happy bday tag and used an eyelet on it. Ribbon was used to tie it on. :D


UBER BLOG CANDY
There are Five PRIZES
Yep, that means I pick out Four winners using Random.org.  
Just leave me a comment  and a way to get in contact with you.  If you do not contact me back within 3 days I will have to pick another winner.  I really don't want to do that so please get back to me. :D

Number one for the blog candy:    Thank you to Scrappy Moms for donating a stamp set of your choice.I always find a good use for them. :D
I ♥ Scrappy Moms Stamps. :D  Click HERE to check them out.


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Number 2 in the giveaway is my good friend Kathy from Kathy's Cozies.  She quilts custom covers for all of your Cricut machine and Kindle needs .  She has Kindly donated 2 cozies.  One for me to give away and one for Nicole to give away.  Click HERE to check out her blog.  She is also on this hop.  Here is the one I am giving away.

For the Third giveaway, Our Very own Canadian Nickel  Has donated her time to make a simple blog button for one lucky person.  WOW How cool is that?  Thanks so much Nicole for sponsoring and being my co-host for this hop.

For the Fourth Giveaway , My Pink Stamper... Yep That's right MPS has graciously sponsored me and Nicole for this Hop too.  :D That totally Rocks.  Robyn is donating a set of  My Pink Stamper Stamps
(Tweetie Hoo-Puns)and let me tell you, I love using her stamps.  They stamp great.  Click HERE to check out  Robyn AKA MPS.  She knows the cricut  inside and out.  She also helped me learn how to use mine.
Number FIVE in my lineup of Candy and the last sponsor is a good friend of mine who donated some of her handmade items.  She ( MARY) like us is a scrapper and has lots of talent.  She has an Etsy store, a blog called Paper Blessings, and she is also a demonstrator for The Angel Company.  Here is what she has donated.
Your next stop on this Fun Birthday Hop is Jennifer.  She has an awesome project to share with you.
 Thanks for sharing this special event with us.
Here is a list of bloggers on the hop if you get lost. 

HUGS AND BLESSINGS,
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128 comments:

  1. I'm a new follower! Love your project!

    creativediva98@gmail.com
    creativediva98.blogspot.com

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  2. Happy Birthday! and that is an amazing blog candy!!! thanks for the chance to win, love your projects!
    Dandy
    Dandylicioushair at gmail dot com

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  3. love it!!! been a follower & thank you for having me. Awesome work always love your projects. thanks

    anderson.jenn4@gmail.com

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  4. How fun to combine several things into one big blog hop! Congrats and Happy Birthday. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome blog candy! live4scrappin at hotmail dot com

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  5. What a wonderful celebration, Happy Birthday! Your projects are fabulous. Great blog candy too!

    thedhillonz@hotmail.com

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  6. I love this layout! Congrats on the birthdays both of you and of your blog! Thank you for sharing and the chance to win!

    I hope you have a fabulous day filled with lots of glitter!
    ~Hugs~ Carley
    CarleyCarter@gmail.com

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  7. New follower from The Scrapbox...LOVE the purse!! SO CUTE!!!! You can find me at www.scrapbox00.com / www.scrapbox00.blogspot.com or find me on facebook also!!! email is scrapbox00@gmail.com
    Looking forward to seeing many more great ideas!

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  8. WOOHOO WE MADE IT! Awesome job on your projects and what a cute little purse. Thanks for dreaming this up:) Always love hopping with you...I HEART YOU:)

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  9. Hi Meighen, I love your LO and the blog candy wow, anyone would love to win that. Happy hopping.

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  10. WOW! crazy awesome prizes...TFS!
    Wonderful layout. Big B-day wishes your way. www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  11. great projects, TFS!!

    sherric103@aol.com
    http://crafty1mommy.blogspot.com/

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  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY/BLOGGERVERSARY and thank you so much for hosting this hop ~ I am honored to be a part of it.

    Your projects are wonderful. I've been wanting that SWEET TREATS cart (can't believe i don't own it already) and after seeing those cute numbers with the candles....I've got to get over to e-bay and try to win it!

    Thanks again and have a WONDERFUL weekend!!

    EllenM
    EllenM361@gmail.com

    http://lifeatwalnuthill.blogspot.com/

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  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAYS all around :) My hubby now has baby responsibility b/c I'm going to be hopping tonight! Thanks for sharing all!!!

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  14. Happy birthday and comgrat on your one year anniversary, love both your projects, great details.
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  15. What great projects!!! I love that little purse! I'm a follower now too!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com

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  16. Wow awesome blog candy....As always your projects are wonderful.

    Thanks for sharing and a chance to win!!!

    Mickey
    migdaliadelvalle039@gmail.com

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  17. Hi love all the layering on that purse its to cute!
    kacee
    youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

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  18. Happy Birthday! To the both of you, I wish health, and happiness on your birthday and always!

    Your LO is awesome, I love the candles, so pretty, and glittery! The purse is super cute, love the colors.
    Great giveaways too! =)

    steph4575@msn.com

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  19. WOW THIS IS AMAZING!!! I love your purse card, I just think that it is so adorable. Thank you for this awesome chance....
    pennykitz@charter.net
    http://pennykitz.blogspot.com/

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  20. Hey Meighen

    HAPPY B-DAY!! Thanks for hosting this hop, your LO is beautiful, and I simply love the purse.
    I am a follower of your blog.
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

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  21. Love it!!!! I am so happy to be a part of this hop!!!!!

    Happy Birthday and Happy anniversary on the blog!!!

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  22. Thanks again for letting me participate in your hop!!! YAY!!!

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  23. I've been a follower for a while and I visit often for inspiration.

    Thanks for being on this blog hop.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  24. great projects! Happy Birthday! I am already a follower! abusybee24atcoxdotnet

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  25. Meighen, lovin' this LO and purse! So cute:) Thanks for including me on your birthday blog hop!!! Happy Birthday!!!
    ~Madison www.funkycards.blogspot.com

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  26. Love the layout! Happy Birthday and Blogaversary! Hope it is wonderful!

    Hugs,
    Saundra
    Luvscrappingtogether@gmail.com

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  27. Love the purse. Just found your blog from the other hop.

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  28. Adorable projects, thanks for sharing. Love all your blog candy too. TFS
    syoung6987 at aol dot com

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  29. Wow, this is a big birthday blog bash! How exciting! Your layout is adorable and the purse is lovely! Thanks for sharing!
    Jenn
    craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com

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  30. What great use of different techniques . Thank you for sharing.
    Wonderful blog candy.
    queta_r21@msn.com

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  31. Happy Birthday! Love your creations!

    http://samanthascricutcreations.blogspot.com/

    samanthascricutcreations@live.com

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  32. Happy birthday and Blog Anniversary, I been one of your followers from almost the begginning. I love your work.

    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  33. Happy Birthday to you! I am a new follower & love the idea of the Birthday/Holiday card!
    http://comopark1886.blogspot.com/
    comopark@roadrunner.com

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  34. Happy Birthday and Happy Blog anniversary to both of you. Great giveaways and great hop. Thanks for setting it up. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  35. I am a follower and love your creativity. Very inspiring. Thanks, Lucy iluvlu2003@yahoo.com

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  36. Happy Birthday to you! Beautiful projects. Really log the little bag! So freakin cute! Great candy. Thank you for the opportunity to win!
    kathlee154atgmaildotcom
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  37. Very cute projects!! And Happy Birthday!! THanks for sharing!

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  38. Congrats and Happy Birthday! Looks like you have lots to celebrate this month! I like using the number candles from the Sweet Treats cart too.

    Just julie

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  39. What a fun way to celebrate your birthday! Wish I had enough friends that crafted to do this! But,I will join everyone else and celebrate!

    DebbieKissel
    kissall@bellsouth.net

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  40. Happy Birthday!!! Your projects are awesome - I especially like the layout.
    Thanks for Sharing!
    mlcain0202(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. I am so excited about this blog and wow! Great blog candy!! Your projects are cute and I love the purse!!
    ‎http://scrap-a-tude.blogspot.com/

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  42. Great projects. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a Happy Birthday!
    Kerry

    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

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  43. Happy Birthday/Anniversary to both of you. Love that purse. I don't have the Forever Young cartridge but will be getting one. Your layout is gorgeous. Don't you just love Valentines Day. I know I do.
    pammejo1@yahoo.com
    http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

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  44. OH my such wonderful projects I want to try them both.
    Love your blog and all your work.
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine at hotmail dot com

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  45. Love your projects! Awesome job on them :)

    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  46. so cute great job!!! TFS!!!


    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  47. Graet projects! Happy Birthday to the both of you and I wish you lots of love and joy on this day and the rest of the coming year. Thank you for allowing to participate in this super fun blog hop. I had so much fun. So many great projects!
    Awesome Candy line up!
    pattig161 at yahoo dot com
    http://pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com

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  48. Wonderful projects! Thank you for letting me a part of your hop too. :)
    Shelley

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  49. Happy birthday! Your stuff is great (as usual) an I LOVE the little purse.

    ~ Thanks, Esther

    esthert119 at yahoo dot ca

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  50. Happy birthday. Great projects. Yummy Blog candy, OMG!

    TFS,
    Erin
    spantastikreations@yahoo.com

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  51. I love you rprojects, the sentiments on your handbag is soo cute!! and I also love all the embossing on the layout, plus of course the stickles!! thanks for sharing...
    brenna
    rbanderson@live.ca
    p.s awesome blog candy also thanks for the chances!!

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  52. Super cute! Love the purse!!
    TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  53. meighen,great layout! thanks for all of your hardwork on this hop! I know & nicole spent alot of time on it!
    liz :o)

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  54. Happy birthday to both of you. Love the purse! And thanks for the wonderful blog candy. papermemories4u(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  55. Happy Birthday! Thank you for letting me be a part of this hop!

    Your layout and purse are super cute!

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  56. wow what wonder projects thanks for sharing thanks for the fun
    pjnscrapbookingatpldidotnet

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  57. Love the projects, very cute :)

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  58. I wanted to wish you a HUGE Happy Birthday!! thank you for letting me be apart of this hop,and thank you for the best comment on my blog :)I enjoyed doing this!!

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  59. Happy Birthday!! Adorable projects! TFS!
    Hugs
    Nicole
    simple.scrappin at yahoo dot com

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  60. Love the dry embossing alreay a follower
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  61. Happy Birthday, Meighen!!! :) I love your cute layout & purse!

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win (some amazing prizes!),

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  62. Happy birthday!! Love the projects and the embossing! Already a follower and a fan!!

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  63. Happy birthday girls and I just love both of these projects and you have inspired me to make a gift for my granny. she will be 97 on feb 7th and I am going to make her a valentine b-day card and I love the box idea too. she loves her sweets and she would love to get them in her own little cute box. she just had to go into a nursing home this year because she fell at home and almost lost her life so she is not happy about being in a home but I can put a smile on her face with both of these projects so thank you so much for inspiring me with your projects. I love all of your giveawys and would love to win anyone of the gifts. thank you so much for the chance and I am a follower of this site and inspired by all your crafts. thanks again gina kinde ginak1117@att.net

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  64. What great projects, and what great candy.
    Happy Birthday to you both. :)
    Hugs,
    Melissa D
    mkds312@hotmail.com
    www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

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  65. nice work, Great job. Like the card!

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  66. Happy Birthday!! Great projects and oohhh great blog candy!!

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  67. Awesome blog hop!! And wondeful projectscand blog.

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  68. WOW all of your projects are awesome. I have Forever Young so i will have to try the purse it turned out so cute.

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  69. wonderful projects and great give aways calebwmartin@yahoo.com

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  70. HOLY COW what great prizes for your birthday and we win. Thanks cma21317atsbclgobaldotnet

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  71. Wow such talent here! Can't wait to explore your blog some more. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower.
    Please visit my blog to see why I love February!
    ScrappinAnn@gmail.com
    annlenth.blogspot.com

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  72. Great projects and candy! Happy Birthday!
    mary3mom at yahoo dot com

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  73. love the ideas
    pigs20052002@yahoo.com

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  74. I love the page. I also really like the theme for the hop.

    Ashley
    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

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  75. Wow this hop has awesome ideas. Happy Birthday

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  76. Such great projects..I esp. love the treat bag..beautiful job. TFS!
    firelass51@aol.com

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  77. I like the colors you used in this LO. I like all the projects you make and want you to know you are a great inspiration too me.
    Hugs, Debi

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  79. wow! your projects are fantastic! I'm so glad I stopped by! thanks for all the chances to win such great prizes!

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  80. Happy Birthday

    Love your Blog and what a great LO combining Birthday and Valentine's Day.

    Monqiue
    MTMixon@yahoo.com

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  81. I love your blog and thanks for a chance to win, i am already a follower
    Carina
    http://paperjunkiemama.blogspot.com/

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  82. Great layout!!! Looking forward to the blog hop.
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  83. Cute stuff! That purse is just adorable! Happy birthday and blogiversary and thanks for the chance to win- great hop!

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  84. Beautiful projects! Love the short heart borders on the layout - very pretty! TFS!!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  85. Happy birthday to you in Feburary and happy "bloggerversary" as well. both of your projects are amazing. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    Heather from princesspaperprojects at yahoo dot com

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  86. Very nice layout! I love how much you use the cricut. The bag is just so cute! Happy Birthday to you. I told Nicole I would love to hop and share in your Bday celebrations as my birthday is on the 13th! It's great to have so many sponsors. kimmariebaker@gmail.com

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  87. Congrats and Happy Birthday.
    krisandcody2u@comcast dot net

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  88. Love the stickles... I haven't tried them yet, lol.

    What a lot of great give-aways!

    suekimmet@gmail dot com

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  89. I love these projects especially the layout! Just beautiful!

    Kristin
    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

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  90. Love the layout!

    Sally
    opolski07@gmail.com

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  91. Love the projects! just adorable!

    Thanks so much for being a part of such a wonderful blog hop.

    becky{dot}mayhewlear{at}gmail{dot}com

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  92. wow i love all your projects...great LO...thanx for the inspiration...:)

    nicolleatnicollelovesscrapbookingdotcom

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  93. Love your projects and Happy Birthday, michellecrawford80@yahoo.com

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  94. Great projects, that purse is soo cute!!
    Cindy
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  95. Wow Meighan, this is quite the hop! I love your projects - what a fun idea - holiday inspired birthday cards - can't wait to see what everyone came up with! I love that purse - definitely going to have to get that cartridge!

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  96. Wow, so much candy! Love your site!
    Contact me at
    thatgirl48316(at)wowway(dot)com

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  97. Great layout and super cool bag. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at yahoo dot com

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  98. ~ Great projects and great giveaways! HUGE hop! Wholly cow, I didn't realize it was so big!

    ~ I'm already a Follower of your Blog!

    Hip Hop and Awaaaaayyy!

    Email: QC Kelsey
    Visit Blog: Crystal Case Creative Creations

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  99. Happy Birthday!

    Great blog candy. Thanks for the chance to enter!

    Suzanne Q
    s.s.queen at charter.net

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  100. Wow! How cute and what great idea for a hop. TFS
    darlene
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  101. Beautiful Layout! Happy Birthday and Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~Sarah
    craftingwithsarh.blogspot.com

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  102. Great projects. So much fun!

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  103. Happy Birthday! The purse is darling. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  104. Looove it. And CONGRATULATIONS to you both =) Sooo glad i am a follower, your gift of inspiration is so great =)

    Hugs from Lilli =)
    l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com
    www.crazycardmaker.blogspot.com

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  105. Love that purse! Happy Birthday!!!

    kimsheppard6@hotmail.com

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  106. Happy Birthday! LOVE the LO! I love how you did the ribbon!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  107. Really cute will have to make one. I am a follower.
    Thanks for sharing,
    karenk3 at ameritech dot net

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  108. Love your projects! the texture and colors are great!
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  109. You have some great ideas! Love love love them!

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  110. Love the LO. The candles are too cute! I am new to your blog.
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr.com

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  111. Love your projects. Thanks for the hop and giveaways!

    jenlovcarr at aol dot com

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  112. Happy Birthday,

    Love the purse. I am liking your work and am now a follower.

    Monique
    MTMixon@yahoo.com
    http://mixonthememories.blogspot.com/

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  113. Wow great projects!! Great site I am a new follower. Wondered over from Jenny's blog. Talk about giveaways these are WONDERFUL!! I got my toes crossed!!
    dsc105@live.com

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  114. This is going to be a fun fun hop! I love the colors on your layout and that purse is adorable... I got that cartridge for Christmas and still have not used it... I need to get busy! Thanks for the inspiration and hop! pjritsema at gmail dot com

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  115. Happy Birthday nad Blogversary to you both!! I love all the little details on your projects, and really appreciate the close-ups of them. I'm a follower, and love dropping by here to see all your creative ideas! Thanks fo sharing. ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or http://karelj.blogpsot.com

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  116. Well, Happy (early) Birthday, and Happy Blogaversary! :) I'm so excited to see what everyone has made! I absolutely love the 31 with the flames; AMAZING!! It's beautiful! I love the purse too! Such amazing creations; TFS! Thanks for the chance!

    Celeste B.
    ccscards.blogspot.com
    mctdbillman at gmail dot com

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  117. Thanks for including me on this hop, Meighen. Have a great birthday! :)

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  118. Happy Birthday and Blogaversary to both of you! This is a huge hop and I'm getting a very late start. Your projects are just wonderful, as usual. I'm already following and hope I'm not too late to be included in the drawing.

    Anne
    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

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  119. As always your ideas and how you put it together doesnt disappoint! Thanks for sharing all the time,
    tmdettloff@gmail.com

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  120. I LOVE your projects! They all turned out fantastic! Thank you for being a Hostess with Nicole for this awesome Hop!
    top29gun at gmail dot com

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  121. Fabulous projects!! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Jillhartle@hotmail.com

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  122. Love your candles 31.
    kidshomelove at yahoo.com

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Thanks so very much to all of you for leaving a comment. Your comments keep me inspired.