Thursday, December 31, 2015

Tis the Season!!



Happy New Year! I can't believe we are already here, but I'm very happy to be participating in one of my favorite blog hops of the year, so I'm glad you're here!

I thought I'd do a little crafty review of this year - so much has happened in our industry this year that's worth noting - I thought - why let the news channels have all the fun - we have a lot to celebrate in the stamping world!

  • Jennifer McGuire's Share Handmade Kindness Campaign - This really is why we all stamp, and I love her for doing this - this really is what she is about - and it's a force for good in the crafty world.  
  • The year of watercolor - this was the year we went all crazy for Zig Clean Color Markers, Koi travel sets, Gansai Tambi Japanese watercolor and a million other H2O inspired mediums - like my beloved Brusho. I love this because watercolor is one of the most economical coloring mediums around, and the imperfect look is one of the things I love the most. If you haven't seen Dawn Woleslagle's watercolor - prepare to be in awe.
  • The MISTI - technically this came out in 2014 - but it really took hold this year and became more widely available - I didn't get mine until this year, and it's changed my stamping life, for sure. Now that the MISTI Mini is available (pre-order) - I can tell you that I love the mini even more than the original - smaller footprint, good companion to the full sized MISTI when I have a multi-part project to set up.
  • Periscope - I love the little crafty community on Periscope and the positive environment it is for crafters to spontaneously interact with each other, ask questions, and get to know each other in a more casual setting.
  • They're baaacccckkkkk - a few oldies but goodies came roaring back this year: Shaker cards & sequins, string art & embroidery, gold and silver everything, and yes, coloring books (see below).I'm still holding out hope for that big stash of eyelets we all have. Don't pretend you don't have some.
  • Punch board mania - the world gave us ALLLLL the punchboards - envelope, gift box, gift bag. I like that there seems to be a refocus on economical tools that help us use what we have in a new way.
  • Coloring books - I LOVE this trend - it's sort of mainstreaming what we do on cards, and it's so fun. A few of my favorites include The Secret Garden - Artist Edition. This one is printed on thick cardstock, only on one side, and they can be pulled out for framing. I love this one from The Casual Artist - it has some Zentangle, which I love, but also whimsical and fanciful designs that just speak to me. For some bizarre reason, it's also available on Kindle, which cracks me up and makes me worry about people at the same time. 
  • Bright, beautiful new Distress Ink Colors - in my opinion the Color of the Year for 2015 was Blueprint Sketch. Don't even THINK about arguing with me about this - it is the unquestionable truth. 
  • The Curvy Keepsake Box Die - this has got to be one of the best dies ever made. People have done the most creative things with this die - look at this Pinterest board and look at these little animals

I could go on - but it was a great crafty year. In addition to all this, I bet you had some great connections with crafty friends - online or in person, as did I.  Can't wait to see what 2016 brings.

One of the things I know it's bringing is the new Occasions Mini catalog - and it's full of squee-worthy wonder. I've been sitting on this card for a while and I'm so happy to be able to finally post it, because I really had fun making it.



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In addition to the supplies above, I used these Koi watercolors to paint the couple. I did a little video for you too - you can watch that here if you don't see the player below.



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Now for the good stuff.

The purpose of this blog hope is simply to thank you - our stamping community for stopping by our blogs throughout the year. Every visit and every comment means so much to us - we love every interaction with each of you.

So thank you. I appreciate you so much.

Here are my thank you gifts, which three people can win by following the instructions below. You may comment until January 5th.

Second, I'm giving away TWO mystery boxes - these are large Flat Rate Boxes STUFFED with goodies. These will include assortments of stamps, ribbon, dies - all sorts of treasures! Each box will contain more than $50 worth of crafty goodness!

Here's what you have to do to win:

Comment on this post with ANY one of the following:

  1. Tell me something you'd like to learn in 2016 - anything - not necessarily craft related
  2. Tell me the name of your crafty BFF
  3. A crafty tip of some sort - anything that makes your crafting easier
  4. Tell me about your pets
  5. Share a favorite recipe
  6. Share a New Year's Resolution
  7. Share a wish for the year
Be sure and include your email address in your comment so that I can contact you if you win.  

Thank you again for just being here - and I wish you the best for your new year.

Please go through this list of amazing people participating - all of them have presents for you.



Lawn Fawn

Scrapbook Cards & Today Magazine

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Reverse Confetti

Technique Tuesday

CAS-ual Friday Stamps

Verve Stamps

Donna Salazar

Richard Garay

AdTech

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Inchie Arts

Avocado Arts

OHscrap (Bossy Joscie)

Rubermoon Stamps

Latina Crafter

A Jillian Vance Design

JustNick

Your Everyday Stamps

Latisha Yoast

AJ Otto

Kimberly Crawford

Julia Stainton

Laurie Willison

Teri Anderson

Jennifer Gallacher

Vera Yates

Wanda Guess

Nichol Magouirk

Kelly Klapstein

Anabelle O’Malley

Kim Watson

Chari Moss

Laura Bassen

>>>>> Lydia Fiedler - you are here! <<<<<

Lisa Adametz

Alice Wertz

Daniela Dobson

Jenn Shurkus

Lori Craig

Amy Tsuruta

Lisa Henke

Margie Higuchi

Lee Murphy

Lori Tecler

Dina Kowal

Loretta Lock

Darsie Bruno

Marcie Sharp

Veronica Zalis

Barbara Anders

Maria Levine

Dana Joy

Melody Rupple

Keri Sereika

Asia King

Jennifer Ingle

Yvonne Van de Grijp

Beth Pingry

Erica Houghton

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Piali Biswas

Ashley Newell

Nicole Maki

Julee Tilman

Leigh Penner

Christina Griffiths

Lindsay Amrhein

Laura Williams

Debbie Seyer

Christine Emberson

Kerry Urbatch

Linda Lucas

Tosha Leyendekker

Giovana Smith

Bunny Vance

Stacey Schafer

Lee Ann Barrett

Ruby Naz

Julie Dinn

Jill Hawkins

Christiana Reulling

Jodi Collins

Gracie Chavez

Michelle Woerner

Tania Willis

Karisse Schilling

Lori McAree

Ashley Harris

Emily Leiphart

Heidi Blankenship

Coralynn Murray

Tenia Nelson

Pretty Philosophie

Jillian Vance

Misti Oblander

Ceal Pritchett

Thank you so much for coming, and I sincerely wish you the happiest New Year ever!

Loveyameanitbye.

367 comments:

  1. Happy new year! I must disagree on the color of the year. It was cracked pistachio. My crafty BFF is Kathy W.

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  2. My resolution is to stop hoarding my crafting supplies and send more cards out to people! Happy New Year! ohyoumademeink@gmail.com

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  3. OH my...what an amazing prize! Happy New Year and my favorite person to craft with is Joyce...she is amazing.

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  4. Gorgeous card! Love the video-as usual. My puppies- you know my puppies...My miracle puppy and my old lady..They're not that much different than your amazing kitties, except maybe a few DNA particles here and there...

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  5. What a fab giveaway! Thanks!!! I am resolving to be more organized in 2016!! Happy New Year!!! shannavineyard@gmail.com

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  6. Happy New Year! Wow, your card is awesome and the prizes are so generous!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    I'll share a bit about my pets. They're pretty much like my little mini kids. I've got a nine year old peki-shnoodle named Rascal and a three year old chorkie named Tinkerbell. They bring so much joy to my life and make me laugh at their antics every day. Love 'em to pieces. :)

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  7. Amazing card Lydia! My wish for 2016 is to make time to enjoy and appreciate the little things in life. Happy New Year!

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  8. Hi - first off, Happy New Year. Second, thank you for just being you and making me smile. Third - my New Year resolution is to clear the lower shelves in my craft room to stop Gertie Rose (my teeny, tiny, Labradoodle) running off with things she thinks I've put on the 'dog shelf'. Or, maybe just remember to close the craft room door. Again, happy, happy NEW YEAR.

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  9. My new year resolution are to eat and stay healthy, continue making layouts and mini albums.

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  10. I want to learn more crafts this year.

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  11. A crafty tip: Sponge acrylic paint with a sponge "wetted" with half a drop of glycerine. Looks like sponged distressed ink.

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  12. I really enjoyed reading your review of the crafty year. My resolution is to use my 13 inch mountain of 6x6 pads. http://myperfectlifeuk.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/conquering-paper-mountain-my-project.html
    Thanks for the chance to win. Happy New Year.

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  13. Wow, gorgeous card ... your colouring is beautiful!
    My crafty BFF is my sister-in-law Andrea ... she came round for a play one evening a few years ago and is now as addicted as me! If I was lucky enough to win your prize I'd share it with her :)

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  14. 3, A crafty tip of some sort - anything that makes your crafting easier.. I discovered this tip from a crafters video in November... many know it but it was new to me and I love it with all the possibilities it brings.
    Instead of using a whole panel of glitter cardstock, just take your Versamark and swipe the edges of your panel .. all around if you wish, about 1/2 inch wide and then emboss that with gold or silver embossing powder.. viola, a gorgeous gilted edge for the front panel of your card to be placed on.. stunning results every time. I am thinking I could do it with colors too... oh the possibilities. This technique made my holiday cards really pop.

    gailnttexas@gmail.com

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  15. What an amazing card! My crafty goals for this year are to make the insides of my cards pretty, as well as the outside and improve my copic coloring skills. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. Happy New Year! Wishing you all the health & happiness for the coming year. I've learned so much from you & been entertained so much by YOU this past year & look forward to more knowledge drops in 2016.
    My crafty BFF is kind of a toss up between my daughter & my sister. But in all honesty, I usually end up crafting by myself 99% of the time. And that's OK, cuz I can do it at my own pace.
    Thank you for your generous heart.
    Craftjunkiesc@gmail.com

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  17. What an awesome blog hop! Thanks for the chance to win! I love reading your witty and charming posts...you always leave me with a smile! I'm losing weight this year once and for all! Halfway to my goal already :) blessings to you in 2016! Brensurf at bellsouth dot net

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  18. Love your cards as well as your sense of humor. Such a generous giveaway. I'm using my newly re-done craft room more and more each day. Just love having things at my fingertips to use.

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  19. I'm going to be learning more about eating *raw* foods, as well as how to make fused glass creations (I've signed-up for classes for both and am very excited). Happy New Year.

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  20. I would love to learn to watercolor!
    Thanks for the chance to win such awesome prizes.

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  21. What a great offer, Lydia! Those links are incredible, and it will take a while to get through them, but I resolve to do it! My favorite crafty project right now is making calendars using as many of my stamps as possible for the scenes at the top of the month -- enjoying this project almost as much as making sets of note cards for service providers and family. Thank you for all your inspiration. I agree with all of your picks for 2015 - great finds, and I think I have them all except for the color you chose. I'll work on that! Happy New Year!

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  22. My crafty tip is packing tape (even scotch tape)! When I craft, there are invariably little scraps or glitter scattered around. Tape can just be swept around the area and it scoops up all the little annoyances on the craft table.

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  23. I'm horrible with measurements, I'd like to learn how to make this process easier.

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  24. Happy New Year, Lydia! MISTI mini?!? Am I missing something here as I can't find this on the MSP website? My goal this year is to focus more and to finally get a MISTI. Maybe I'll wait to see what this mini is first though... My e-mail address is in my profile.

    Thanks for the chance to enter this awesome giveaway!

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  25. Did I understand you right, there is a mini MISTI out? Where can I get it? I just went to Sweet Petunia and didn't see it. Thanks, Linda lucindagarpitt@gmail.com

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  26. Oh my another amazing post! I try never to miss one and I'm so glad I didn't miss THIS. My crafting BFF is a woman I met when we were both cheering our daughters on from the bleachers of the high school basketball court. That was years ago and our girls are now grown, but we still try to make time to get together and make art - usually cards.

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  27. I love your card - the sky effect and water coloring of the couple are so cool. My crafty BFF is Linda C. who lives in Michigan. I moved to Florida 3 years ago and I miss my crafty BFF a ton. She taught me how to sew and knit and we'd often get together and make cards.
    I have three fur babies - 2 cats (a tuxedo (Charlie) and muted tortoiseshell tabby (Gracie))and an 84lb Weimerainer (Abby). I love them all with all my heart and get so much joy having them in our lives.
    Happy New Year and may you and everyone have a healthy and happy 2016!
    Kim Hadad paradisestamper@gmail.com

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  28. My tip/goal is to realize that the precious time we spend crafting is deserving! I'm going to take whatever time I can and relish it! We deserve it! I can't wait to see where my mind takes me creating handmade gifts for friends and loved ones this year. Let's make 2016 FUN!!! laipm@heartofiowa.net PS. I am in dire need of some fun! Let it begin now!

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  29. Lydia, I LOVE this card, I was shouting to make sure you heard me all the way from Ohio. My crafty BFF is Meg M who I met in San Antonio at a SU! Leadership and it was a friendship that was meant to be. We don't get to craft that often together but bounce ideas of of each other via text. A girl has to do what a girl has to do. If I win I will be donating these goodies to a stamper in need who is just starting her obsession with this wonderful art. stampstampstamp@gmail.com

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  30. Gorgeous card, Lydia! My resolution for 2016 in crafting is to SEND more of the cards I make and to make cards for fun and not just for challenges. :) ~ Tricia T (thestampersstitches at gmail dot com)

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  31. Happy new year and fantastic links got stuck checking them out. My Crafty tip is when you have a pencil crayon that is broken inside you can nuke it for 10-15 sec to reset the lead to one solid piece you just have to test it out seeing each microwave is different thanks for the chance hugs Nikki

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  32. we have a delightful little dog named Belle. we got her from a rescue group that takes on the worst case dogs. i am currently doing a fundraiser for the rescue on my facebook card page.. i've sold 64 cards so far . i'm so proud of that. i wish i could save all the dogs.

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  33. Happy New Year! I discovered a new love for water coloring cards and can't get enough. Loving this hop and the opportunity to visit so many creative people and blogs.

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  34. We lost our 16 year old dog this year and are hoping to 'rescue' an older dog that needs a new home. Thank you for offering this givaway.

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  35. What an awesome hop. Since I have no craft stores in my area I love to watch all the utube videos except I spend more time watching then creating so that is my goal monitor how much inspiration I take in (?) before I create.

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  36. Love your sweet card and can't wait to check out that curvy box pinterest inspiration!
    crafty tip?! I'm a big fan of using premade card bases!

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  37. Awesome prize giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance to win! Happy new year… God bless!

    We just rescued a dog we named Bella! She's a sweetie 😉

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  38. What I want to learn in 2016 - I want to learn to give myself permission to simply play. Play with my Copics, play with my pencils, play with my friends.

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  39. We have a rescue pit mix. sweet Stella, not sure of her birth date but we approximate January 1st, so are celebrating her second year today!! Happy New Year to you!

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  40. Happy New Year! This year I intend to worry less, craft more, and share more with those I love.

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  41. Happy New Year, Lydia. I just ordered Blueprint Sketch, but I doubt if it'll knock Mermaid Lagoon out of first place for me. I just learned a tip for adding texture to an area colored with wax or oil-based pencil. You use a tool with a pointy end (blunt, not sharp) to rub over a piece of Scotch tape to lift off the pencil.

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  42. Happy New Year! I have a 6 year old miniature schnauzer named Zoey Joey and a 4 year old cat named Angus. I can't sleep in on the weekends because my cat comes and meows until I get up and feed him. My dog is just so cute and cuddly, she's very sweet.

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  43. Happy New Year!! my crafty bff is Ruby Naz!!!

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  44. Wow Lydia, your card is lovely.
    I want to learn to water colour in the new year. I have been accumulating the products necessary to get started with in the past few months. My tip would be if you are crafting in a small space maximize the space by using high bookcases/cabinets to store/organize your things. Store like things together that makes sense to you and its easier to locate them when needed.
    Happy New Year!

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  45. Happy New Year! I love your card and the beautiful technique you used! Thanks so much for being part of this amazing blog hop and a chance to win some wonderful goodies!!

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  46. Your card is absolutely beautiful. I just love it. I thought I'd leave you a recipe....I tried it for the first time at Christmas and it got rave reviews. :-)

    Fudge (aka the best fudge in the whole wide world)

    * Butter 3 small square baking pans or 1 really large baking pan
    * Cut up 1 lb of butter and melt in a large pot.
    * Add 1 kg brown sugar, 1 can of carnation evaporated milk, and 1 tsp vanilla. Stir well.
    * Bring mixture to a rolling boil (takes about 10 mins). Stir frequently.
    * Once mixture is boiling, turn heat to medium-low and let boil EXACTLY 12 minutes - Stir constantly. Yes, your hand gets tired and it’s boring, but don’t stop.
    * After 12 minutes, remove from heat and add 1 kg of icing sugar. Beat with beaters just until mixed in.
    * Pour into pan(s) and leave on counter to set. Don’t refrigerate.

    Enjoy! :-)

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  47. Whoops....I hit publish instead of preview so I didn't get a chance to leave my email address...sorry about that....it's clanrichardson at hotmail dot com.

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  48. I believe this is the longest bloghop I've ever encountered. First, your card is sweet and hopeful at the same time. I'll never be sweet, but I'm always hopeful. The card is lovely. Made crafty pals in New Zealand, France and Canada this year for which I'm grateful. We have one obnoxious and manic cat named Hannah who alternately charms and terrorizes us on a regular basis. Also, we have a precious senior pup who doesn't understand why we ever rescued said cat. Makes for an interesting household. My wish for the New Year is for everyone to achieve the peace they seek. Happy 2016.

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  49. Super sweet card, love it!! My goals for this year are to create more than 2015 and buy less. Too much has been unused!! I need to walk more, I think I will come down so we can walk together :) Wishing you a wonderful 2016 my friend!!! *smooches*

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  50. Thanks for a generous giveaway and I love your card! My crafty BFF is Ruby Naz!

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  51. What a generous prize!!! We lost one of our dogs (mini red dachshunds) in November but just got a new pup. He keeps me on my toes, and helps refresh the memories of the sweet baby I lost! Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  52. Thank you so much for being so inspirational! My crafting BFF is my husband, not because he crafts with me but because he supports me in anyway possible! Can't wait to see what 2016 brings!

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  53. I have quite a few goals this year. The usual, lose weight, exercise more. Also I'm going for a new certification in my field of Ultrasound that I have let intimidate me for far too long.

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  54. Happy New Year mf.
    I really enjoy reading your blog posts. Beautiful, warm, glowing card.
    My wish for the New Year is to be more organized if that is possible. It was an amazing year with a surprise gift of a MISTI from the most generous creator. I love, love it and use it all the time.
    Blessings to you mf I know it has been a difficult few days with the loss of your friend. May we look back and realize all the wonderful blessings we have received and are yet to come....the biggest is friendship.

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  55. Love this community, the card and YOU! My stampy BFF is Kate! HAPPY NEW YEAR SWEET LYDIA N PAUL

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  56. I hope to make cards in a timely matter. Time management.

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  57. Happy New Year to ya!
    This year I would like to learn more about naturopathic medicine.

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  58. My New Year Resolution is to get my craft room cleaned and organized! Love your card and love reading your blog! Wishing you many blessings in the coming year!

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  59. Hello, my dear friend! Happy New Year! You are my first blog visit for 2016 which is appropriate because I think I visit you the most! Your card is gorgeous!!! You are a vault with keeping secrets, the best kind of friend!! You know all about Storm and Lil Bit so I won't add to that other than Storm is sleeping right beneath this screen and making it very difficult for me to switch between my NOTEPAD icon and my favorites list as I am trying to compile a BEST OF list. (not an easy task with over 1100 cards to choose from). So if I am not going to introduce you to my pets I will introduce you to my Stamping BFF and being slightly rebellious I have two but they share the same name so maybe that counts as one. Janeen and Janine. One lives way up in the frozen north and one lives across the pond. My life has been enhanced for knowing them! Happy New Year! I look forward to following you in 2016!

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    1. First off-fabulous card Lydia. Love the magenta sky. 2nd- I did not know there is a Mini Misti!! Thanks for the enabling! My New Years resolution is that I am NOT going to stop drinking wine!

      Also- I am not sure why but I can only do a comment if I hit the reply for the last posted comment.

      Shirl

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    2. forgot to include my email addy: shirleybaker19@hotmail.com

      Thanks again for your blog,
      Shirl

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  60. Very pretty twist on the night sky. That couple is so nicely styled and colored!

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  61. My pup is 12 years old and starting to have a few screws loose and medical problems. We love our fuzzy buddy so much and I could each day as a blessing that I still have him.

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  62. Wow! What a great prize! My dog, Lucky, loves to sit with me while I craft. Too bad she can't join me. Lol.

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  63. Omg! You are brilliant! I never would have thought to put these two sets together like this. Perfect for Valentine's Day!

    Crafty best friend is my dog. Bo would rather be my stamping buddy than hang with the boys watching football. See what I did there… Crafty best friend plus dog story 😂

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  64. Ohhh, fun prizes Lydia! I have one pet - cat named Penelope. She has enjoyed the blog hop already because she likes sitting on my lap :)

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  65. I always love when you share your kitties' funny and sweet exploits with us! I have three cats -- Poppy, Delilah, and Phoenix. I esp. love to dote on Phoenix who was dumped at the end of our farm lane. She nearly died, but IV fluids and multiple antibiotics saved her. Though she's not totally healthy yet, she is a super sweet 8 month old calico kitty who is so entertaining.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    jsgoch@oh.net

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  66. Crafty tip ... craft products organized ... makes card making more fun. Fantastic hop and prizes. Thank you.

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  67. My pets...wow, I have a lot! I have 2 dogs (both rescues and both huge) that I love to pieces! I also have 3 rescue kitties. (And a feral that's currently living in my guest room until I can get her into the Humane Society for her spay surgery!) So I guess that's 6 all together when you count the one in the guest room!

    My resolution for this year is to be more positive and confident. It seems like a small thing, but it's really huge for me!

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  68. happy New Year!
    I may sound like a Miss America contestant, but here goes...
    My wish for his year is for all factions of the government to work together for the good of all the citizens and the country, and secondly , for all religions in the world to respect all people and let people choose what they practice , where they practice, and have the freedom to practice their religion without fear. Amen.

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  69. My crafty BFF is Terri DeVine! We meet every Friday evening at her house with crafty friends, it's the highlight of my week!

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  70. 1. What I would like to learn is how to color hair on people with copics.
    2. My BFF is Christina Hor- http://memoriescrafter.blogspot.com/
    3. A glue eraser is what makes my crafting easier.
    4. I have a pound puppy, well he is 8 this year. He's one of the best dogs I have had.
    5. My favorite recipe is my " Pasties" (not paste, but past) recipe.
    6. My new years resolution is to try to keep my scraproom organized.
    7. My wish for this year is that my husband can find a comfortable job.
    8. rannahromps@gmail.com

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  71. I too want to learn how to watercolor. My grandfather was a watercolor artist and I have 2 of his work - one done in 1893! My resolution is to post more on my blog. Happy New Year, Lydia!

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  72. I love this card and thank you so much for providing a video of how to re-create the amazing blending. Happy New Year!! I'm hoping to learn how to watercolor better in 2016. I've always admired artists that can freehand beautiful flowers, and I always wanted to be able to do that!

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  73. Ok, my mini lab doodle Gracie sits at the door waiting for our mailman. She LOVES him! I think they new each other in another life. She runs around the tree several times and goes back twice for more pets. Very fun to watch

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  74. Happy new year! I discovered your blog this year, and I through it, the MISTI! Sure has made my stamping easier and prettier. Thanks for the chance to win. Oh, and I have a Norfolk Terrior mix rescue dog. He loves to sing!

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  75. Lydia, these are such generous giveaways! Thank you! There is actually a LOT I hope to learn this year! I just started a new job and have a few things I'd like to pursue...one of which is Scrum Master training. If you are not in the tech world, that may sound silly, but it's a real thing, I promise! HA! As for your other options, well, I could go on about my puppy Morgan, for hours, but you can also just check out the #mymorganpup hashtag on instagram. HA! Yup. I gave her a hashtag. She's that cool. LOL! I truly hope you have a wonderful year!

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  76. your card is very nice.
    I would like to learn how to drive a car!
    my cafty bff is valentina.
    crafting tip,hmmm I use my cd box case for large stamps becuse I have very small acrylic blok.
    I have 3cats,dog,guiunea pig,bunny and turtle.
    My favoirte recipe is for snow cookies.(dont know on english on croatina is puslice!)
    you make snow from egg white with sugar and then you make that in the oven.
    they are so sweet and very tasty!
    My new year resolution is make me happy for the change.
    I always try to make wrong people haappy and then they dont appriciate.
    my wish is taht all paople dont forget about them selfs.somtimes you must do what you want and be happy!
    mail: fikreta.posavec@gmail.com
    thank you for the chance!
    Happy new year!
    Bad Kitty's Craftroom
    >^.^<

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  77. My wish for the new year is that it will be a healthier one for my hubby and me. And, always hope I can get some good card making in each week.
    arlinverna at tnics dot com

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  78. Lydia, oh Lydia....yes I have met Lydia!! <3 You have been a crafting hero to me, especially last year with the huge transition for me! I love you bunches and lots!! Lets see: You already have my Crack Mac & Cheese recipe, I have no pets anymore with no kids at home and a crazy life but support my kids both rescuing animals and pay for their upkeep, my motto for the new year is "Do It Anyway" and I look forward to an amazing year! Thank you most of all for BEING YOU! Happy, Happy 2016 my incredible friend!!

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  79. I have so enjoyed getting to know you via the internet, Lydia. You are one talented lady! I would love to learn to knit this year. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  80. Wonderful giveaways! We just got a new pet, a rescue lemon beagle named Oshie. He is super sweet and we are loving getting to know him. Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

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  81. Thanks for the chance to win a shopping spree :-)
    I will tell you that my visually impaired cat Jelly caught a fly :-) so proud of her! She could hear it buzzing around and when it got near her, she jumped up with ninja like skills and grabbed it between her paws >^..^< (I will also add the rest of the teamcat mojo failed at this mission).

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  82. My favorite crafty BFF is my daughter in law, Cayli.

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  83. I have two things that I would like to conquer this year - perfecting my shading when I'm coloring and making a shaker card that really works.
    Both of these have been pathetic in the past. My crafting buddy is my daughter Kathy. My dog Bear tries to help whenever she can - if a piece of paper falls on the floor she runs off with it and chews it up. Live is exciting.
    thanks for the offer of a gift.
    Happy new Year
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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  84. My New Years resolution is to use up my existing stock of supplies after I discovered that porcelain paint and Yudo silk screening paints dried up. My next one is to jump start my website.

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  85. Happy New Year!!! I want to learn more about watercolor I love seeing your work you fascinate me! I love Brusho and love seeing what kind of projects you make with those. Thanks for all the tips you share with us, and thanks for the giveaway! My email is jenniferhammond31@gmail.com

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  86. I would like to learn how to use the computer better.

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  87. Wow, thank you for your generosity! My resolution isn't really for the "new" year, since I made it last August, so it's a repeat: it's to stay on track with birthdays (did well until now -- the holidays got me behind) AND to start holiday cards early (STILL haven't finished all of those. ) Happy new year!

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  88. I would also like to be more patient. I was the one who wanted to learn more on the computer - I forgot to save my email address. It is kanga@sunflower.com.

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  89. Happy New Year! My crafting buddies are De and Elena! I hope to learn how to use my Cricut!

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  90. I'd like to learn to swing dance in 2016... a long-time goal of mine that has gotten sidelined. Great giveaway! Happy New Year!

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  91. Thanks for a great giveaway! Have a warm and crafty New Year!
    Cheers!
    Michele

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  92. Happy new year! Your card is lovely and your giveaway so generous, thanks. This is year I want to keep working on getting better on my cardmaking skills. New follower here! Best wishes on 2016.

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  93. Love my sweet Charlie, a pitbull with the sweetest disposition!

    Happy New Year! Fabulous giveaway, thanks!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  94. My resolution this year is to scrapbook more. Lots of memories to record.

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  95. My resolution this year is to get rid of things that I haven't used in years. Make room for new stuff ;p Happy New Year!!!

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  96. My wish for the year is for ALL to be healthy and happy! Thank you for everything!!!

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  97. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy New Year!!! <3

    I want to learn embroidery this year!

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  98. In 2016 I want to be more present in my life and to be more active. And to make more memories to scrapbook)
    Happy New Year!

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  99. My wish is a simple one ... no hospital stays for 2016! Your blog has introduced me to many topics that would never have been on my radar. My crafty plans include learning how to water color. Thanks for the inspiration and creativity you bring to my inbox.

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  100. Your blog posts are always the best and I always enjoy reading them. I don't make New Year's resolutions, but I do have some goals for 2016 - (1) change my office into my card-making room - as I type this, my husband is painting the closet and we're going to IKEA tomorrow to buy shelves and other stuff! Progress is finally being made! (2) stay healthy and not have any more accidents that prevent me from making cards, (3) make more cards, (4) learn new things from you! Thank you for the opportunity to learn from you this past year, and I look forward to what I'm going to learn from you in 2016!

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  101. My crafty friend is Betty S. We love making cards and shopping for supplies.

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  102. I always look forward to seeing your blog appear in my email inbox! The combination of gorgeous artwork, technique tips and hints, and musings on life (which a huge scoop of humor) makes your blog a must-read. This night sky background with the big dipper is just spectacular, and so unique. My goal for the New Year is to finish up some projects that have been languishing for several years, and to force myself to use some of those supplies that I've been hoarding for too long. Thank you for the chance to win some goodies and Happy 2016!

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  103. My wish is to bring more peace and kindness to the world by uniting this beautiful craft community to share our handmades with others daily. Small influences of kindness may touch many

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  104. Happy New Year and thanks for all the inspiration, your card today is a real beauty. There are several things that I want to learn this year but topping the list is to become a better photographer and right below that is to learn more about watercoloring. Thanks for the chance to win fabulous gifts. My email is howell.bw@gmail.com.

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  105. Whoops, forgot to leave my email address with my comment!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

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  106. I have a cat again (finally) that just loves attention. Diego likes nothing better than to be held like a baby with his head buried in my neck. Now if he would just learn to leave his claws in...

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  107. Happy New Year. I would love to learn to my water color pencils more.
    My crafty bff is Desiree' Perkins.
    When making shaker cards I always use my powder bag around the edges of the adhesive on the window sheet before I add my sequins and glitter. That way they don't stick as bad.
    I have 3 inside birds. 1 African Grey (Bailey) 2 Goffin Cocatoos ( Snowball-male & Milley female, then we also raise exotic pheasants and Chickens. We have about 250 to 300 Pheasants and 12 Chickens. Sadly we lost our two dogs last year.

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  108. Here is my favorite recipe. Some people think it is weird, but they love it when they try it! It is Cantaloupe Juice.

    Just scrape the mat of a cantaloupe and put it in a blender. Pulse for 5 seconds. Repeat until the fruit is almost liquid (you can leave a few coarse pieces if you want). Pour in a pitcher, add about 2 cups of water and some sugar (depending on how sweet you want it to be). Cool in the fridge prior to drinking.

    You will find that it is a great heat buster on a hot summer day!

    P.S. Your card is beautiful! Your watercolor skills are awesome! Thanks for the chance to win a prize!

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  109. Happy New year!!!A crafty tip for those cling stamps with out an image on the cling part. I use a clear block with a grid, and line it up with my lined craft mat. Place the cling stamp up, so you are looking at the rubber image or sentiment. Eye ball your placement on the block, lining up the word or image with one of the lines on your block. Stamp on scrap paper to check, make adjustments as necessary!

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  110. I plan to spend more time with my granddaughter crafting. She is really into stamping and I need to learn how to use copics better.

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  111. What a great sky, and card !! Amazing ! Thank you for sharing.
    My crafting friend is my aunt Juf Annie.
    I'd like to try more making watercolour backgrounds in 2016.
    I wish you all a good, healthy, creative New Year !

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  112. Woozers. Love love your card. Beautiful job. Love how youcombined the two sets yo make this beautiful card. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  113. Great card...saw you on Periscope this morning!! Thanks for the news about the mini MISTI!!!! WAHOO!! Can hardly wait until my preorder comes home to stay. My hope for the New Year would be to FINALLY create a blog...so many ways to do it, I can't decide what will work best for me. (and I am terrible at computer stuff...)Thank you for the inspiration you provide as well as the laughs!

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  114. Sorry I forgot to post the rest. I have my three grandchildren with me and my youngest pushed the button.
    my favorite recipe is Chicken in Shrimp enchilidias, It is Cooked chicken breast, Medium shrimp cut into thirds, Sourcream Cream of chicken soup soup Canned diced chillies, Cheese Cumin Corn tortillas 4 green onions. Mix soup and sourcream together. Take half and set aside.in another bowl add your chicken, the rest of the soup mix and sour cream, 1Cup grated cheese ( any kind you like) 3 small cans diced chillies,1/2 teaspoon of cumin, 4 green onions diced (if you like)Mix well. Add to your tortillas and roll up cook at 350 degrees until warm.
    I hope to be more organized.
    My wish for the year is that Everyone has fun with all their new crafting supplies and that hopefully my son and his wife will grow up for their children's sake.

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  115. Wowzers. Beautiful card. Love how you combined the two sets to make such a beautiful card. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  116. i would like to learn to get better at watercolor in 2016. all the best in 2016

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  117. Happy New Year! I have a lost & found dog of unknown origins tho many have guessed. She's going on 8 yrs, we found her as a pup, and her name is Sissy, dh says that's because she is one (unlike other dogs we've had). :) Some say she's like a small golden (mid-size) but a few have said she looks like a Nova Scotia Duck Toller. I had to look it up the first time I heard that, and she definitely does look like one! Last night was terrifying for her, sadly. She doesn't not like booms, or any unusually loud noises and objects that make them. Otherwise she loves to run, go for long walks/hikes, go for rides, and has a great nose for finding anything & everything. She is comical to watch as she sniffs up one blade of grass or twig & down another, esp. when she pauses at the top & eyeballs me before continuing on. She is very loud in her defense of property tho she is scared/leary of anyone approaching unless we are out on a hike or at a dog park. She will bark & growl at a UPS truck (driver or not) no matter where she spots it, even when we are out driving around. She is our much loved, furry companion, that can drive us crazy, tho based on some of her looks & sighs, I think the feeling is mutual. :)

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  118. Well that was a lot of crafty news this year.
    What would I like to learn this year. How to best use my stencils. My Crafty BFF is my little sister Amy. She live so far away but we spend a lot of time sharing on the internet. My crafty tip is nothing new but baby wipes makes my life so much easier. I don't know how I lived without them. As for Pets... we have two cats, sisters, Lucky and Clover. Which are currently still in bed. They are a couple of bums...LOL I could go on but you have a lot of comments to read. Thanks for the chance and Happy New Year

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  119. Happy New Year! Thank you for this wonderful blog hop! So much fun and so many amazing prizes and inspiration. So...... new years resolution is to create something every day.

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  120. Thank you so much for your fabulous giveaway. This year was the first year I started watching YouTube videos and following blogs for crafting. I am always amazed at the generosity of fellow crafters in sharing their tips and designs. The MISTI definitely makes stamping easier, this year I am going to try and use it more efficiently. Hope your new year is full of crafting wonderfulness. Charliemmh@aol.com

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  121. PS. Thanks for revealing the Mini Misti to me! My mom had said someone was hinting at a 'New Misti', but I had no idea what she was talking about! I went right over to her store to see the details for myself, ha! Thanks to your inspiration, I just received my Brushos this last week and have been re-viewing some videos with using them. Also the GTJ Watercolors. I believe what you said, that these items being "economical coloring mediums" they are, they won't go out of style, unlike my stash of eyelets (oye, whatever was I thinking I would use them for again?)! :)

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  122. I have two dog loves, an aging Jack Russell - “Zenn” and a rescue, mostly Husky “Lyra”. I love them both so much.

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  123. ohhhh my puppies!! 2 beagles - one young, one old. both stubborn. both rescues. if i had my way, i'd probably come home with a new dog every other day!!

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  124. Remember all those year long savings plan challenges that were floating around last year? I made it half way through and then had to use the money. My resolution for 2016 is to make it through the whole year saving every month! It's for a vacation, great motivation. Happy New Year!
    Dallasdaisy29@yahoo.com

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  125. What a lovely card that is! I want to learn the no line colouring! :) Have no pets though... Happy New Year to you!

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  126. I'd like to learn how to play bagpipes. Let's see if that happens in 2016 ;)

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  127. Gorgeous card! My crafty BFF is my daughter.
    nwilcox95 at comcast dot net

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  128. What a generous giveaway,love to win it.
    I want to learn making scene and background colouring.
    ellybooijroemenie@gmail.com
    Thanks for the chance.

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  129. How goodly are your cards. A wonderful inspiration. I began to learn English, I'm going to continue their education. Thank you for the chance to join the game.

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  130. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize.My new years resolution is to learn how to water color.My e mail address is joanshanks@eastlink.ca

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  131. My crafting tip is easy, but one it took a long time to learn: Be Organized. I have so little time to craft, but it is much easier to fit it in when everything is at my fingertips and where it is supposed to be.
    Happy New Year

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  132. Thank you for the chance to win such an amazing prize! My New Year resolution is to spend less and spend more time being creative with the stuff I already own.

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  133. Your giveaway is SO GENEROUS! Thank you so much for the chance to win! My crafty resolution is to actually mail the cards I make. I need to build up my stash and send happy mail to my friends and family more often! Thank you for your beautiful inspiration - I've been a quiet (stalker) fan for some time! Happy New Year!
    ~Krissy F
    krisfoss at Comcast dot net

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  134. how awesome are you?! My resolution is to sumbit more to publications.

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  135. Oh I loved your round up of what happen crafty in 2015. [See if I missed anything...nope] -- your card is fun. My New Year goal -- comment more on blogs [rather then just looking] and learn how to hell to use Instagram! :) Happy New Year!!

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  136. I always seem to have masses of craft supplies and stacks of stuff I've made but I don't do anything with it. This year I'm going to send out cards for everything I can think of even if it's only Happy Jackalope Day. It's time to use up the old supplies and buy some new ones.

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  137. Hi,

    My wishes for this year are Love, Compassion Respect and Empathy. If we all try to embody those words, this world would be a better place! Every single one of us have the power to do so, and the result will be PEACE! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Cariños,
    María Alba

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  138. I'll tell you about my pets (3 dogs). Zeke (Queensland healer) was found on Craigs list. He was taken back to the owners by 2 others hopeful adoptees. I guess his hording toys just was not their thing LOL Zoe (corgie mix) was adopted on a wine walk :/ Budden was a rescue (bull dog/lab) So happy to have them all.

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  139. I wish for the new year to learn how to use the copic markers my hubby got me for xmas! Lol!

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  140. Happy 2016! I craft while my little poodle buddy snores In her bed nearby.....but when the heat gun gets turned on she bolts! I would love to learn to make beautiful inky backgrounds this year.....mine tend to be muddy messes......I love photopolymer stamps but they do disappear on me now and then.....I have lost some.....and found some again at a later date. Now I take the largest clear block and leave it on my desk as the holder for stamps I am working with or that need to be cleaned. I never set them aside.....always set them on the block!m looking forward to your creations in 2016!

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  141. What a gorgeous background on that card!! I'll answer a couple of your questions: my crafty BFF would be my mother-in-law and my pets are a 16 year-old-cat tiny gray cat, a giant orange 6 year-old cat, and a sweet little stripey 1 year old kitten, as well as gentle 8 year-old Black Lab. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  142. I am going to try to make a card a day. malrbeth@yahoo.com

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  143. What a gorgeous card! I bookmarked the video and am looking forward to watching how you did it.... which brings me to my goal for this year... to actually go and MAKE some projects from all the neat things I bookmarked last year (and now yours, the first one of 2016!)!! Thanks for the chance to win one of your fab prizes! dcomer1 [at] gmail [dot com]

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  144. Lori is my BFF crafty friend. She is also my daughter.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  145. Thanks for the video of the gorgeous card. Happy New Year to you and yours. My BFF crafty friend is Marissa...my daughter.

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  146. Oops, forgot my email: dyeandpigment55@gmail.com

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  147. My resolution this year is to be more selective and purposeful when making memories, and to do so with those who are genuinely authentic and invested in the friendship. My wish is to find more of those kind of people. ;-)

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  148. I wish for the world to have more gratitude to replace our wants. My favorite crafting friend is Cindy.

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  149. I would love to learn how to develop my own blog - that is one of my goals for the new year.

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  150. That is a stunning card! I have two dogs - Chief is an almost 7 yr old German Shepard and Dexter is a 3 yr old doxie. Happy New Year, friend! aced_94@yahoo.com

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  151. Beautiful card...stunning effect. My wish for the new year is to have peace and kindness in the world and let this begin at home.

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  152. Glad you said only one thing! My pets: I raise AKC German Shepherds and love them to the moon and back. We have three, Sable and Charlie (mom and dad to many wonderful pups) and Athena the always happy lover girl!

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  153. Oops, my email is yukikocole at gmail dot com.

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  154. my dog is a beautiful german shepherd mix that we spoil daily. what a generous giveaway. thanks for participating . happy new year.

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  155. My Mom is my crafty BFF along with my two cats. My wish for 2016 is for my sweet cat Sammie to get well this year. It's been a rough December that resulted in a firing of a animal Doctor and ending up at an animal hospital so they could remove a growth full of infection from her tongue and insert a feeding tube into her neck so she could get nutrition. Watching how much pain this small creature handles every day is very humbling. My resolution is to start mailing out the cards I make.

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  156. My BFF for crafty cards is actually 5 other women who started out as students in a class and have since become crafty friends. Thanks for the chance to win.

    iconnie dot schulz at gmail dot com

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  157. LOVE your Big Dipper card! So sweet and beautifully colored!

    I could talk forever about my furkids, but I'll just let you know how fur crazy I and my house are *blush* I am the proud furmom to 5 wonderful and large lap dogs and 8 crazy kitties. I'm also the neighborhood critter soup kitchen that keeps food out for all the strays (many of which I've been able to get spayed). I have 4 that have made this there permanent home and I keep beds and blankets in my garage for them to sleep in (and keep warm in the winter). With a fenced in backyard, it makes it easy to keep the back door to the garage cracked for them to come and go as they wish (not that they ever go far). Yes, I am the Crazy Critter Lady :-D

    Wishing you and yours a most blessed 2016 ♥♥

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  158. I would have to say my wish is that you are rewarded tenfold for your generosity in this blog hop. Happy New Year

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  159. Gorgeous card with fabulous coloring!
    I have a Siamese cat named Coco. We adopted her from a shelter about 2 1/2 years ago. We have 2 birds, a Sun Conure named Little Bird and a cockatoo named Clyde, plus one pet chicken!

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  160. 1. I want to learn to do felting. Love the look and would like to make a few projects I have seen.
    2. Crafty BF is Kathy Gingras!
    3. Organize things and then put them back where they belong when you are done with them. That way you stay organized.
    4. I have a cat that thinks he is a dog and a dog who thinks he is a cat!!
    5. Favorite recipe~ Chocolate Ravioli- wonton wrappers filled with nutella in the center, fold in half and seal edges with beaten egg. Cook in deep fryer for app 30-45 seconds. remove once golden brown and sprinkle with confectioners sugar. YUMMY!
    6. Resolution is to rid my life of negativity and ignorance.
    7. My wish for 2016 is that I continue to spend 5-6 days a week with my 3 year old granddaughter!
    Happy New Year and my fingers are crossed! Thanks for the chance to go on a shopping spree!!

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  161. What a year 2015 was! Looking forward to what 2016 brings. My New Year's resolution is to improve my watercolor ingredients skills! Thank you for the chance to win one of you amazing prizes! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    Jessi
    kissinkrafts@yahoo.com

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  162. Wendy known as fizzy is not only my BFF but also known as my best crafting BFF. We have been friends since 2000 and have crafted our way through stamping club, conventions, parties and crafting marathons. She is my BFF, my best cheerleader, and my best critic! Since she has moved2 hours away, things have changed but the internet is our friend and we use it constantly !

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  163. email addy leaguep3393@comcast.net

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  164. My resolution is to USE MY STUFF every day this year. thanks for the chance to win.

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  165. My wish for all for 2016 is much happiness and good health. As for my crafting goal/resolution, I hope to be able to make and send more cards in the coming year. Thanks for the chance to win such great prizes. grasshopperpie468atgmaildotcom

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  166. My crafting BFF is the one who got me started, Salli. She is a fabulous stamper and I am forever grateful she invited me to a stamping class. My furbabies are Yogi, a 17 pound orange male cat, and Betsy, my new little black kitten. my e-mail is azreeds@cableone.net

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  167. My favorite crafting BFF is my daughter Saee. And my resolution for 2016 is to make more cards and actually mail them to friends and family!

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  168. What a great review for the year! I agree with it all..so fun to be reminded and agree eyelets will make a comeback just like fashion...everything goes around comes around. I have 3 cats and 1 dog. I have 2 ragdoll cats and a humane society cat that we rescued 2 years ago. She was 8 they said but the vet says she's 10-20 years old because of her arthritis. My daughter went the Humane Society camp. Our agreement was no animals were to come home. Well that went out the window the first day when she came home crying that this cat loved her and let her pet it for hours. By the end, I was convinced that she needed this cat. She memorized the card and everything about the cat. It was a scrawny orange tabby. When we went to get her they said that her tail needed to be cut off because she had a benign tumor on the tail and that we could pick up the cat Tuesday. By then she had developed kennel cough and had the worst mucous pouring out of her head. She was so weak and with the cone..didn't pee or poop for a few days. My husband was so good with the Antibiotics and she finally started to perkup. When they released her to me they gave me a CD for my vet. I asked of the surgery they said no. We noticed her limping so took an xray of her shoulder and she has a BB stuck in it. But it is old and doesn't need to be removed. Once she started perking up I moved her to a larger area in the laundry room, kitchen and craft area. I noticed she snores very loudly. but then thought cats always jump when you enter a room..well guess what she is deaf too. So we adopted a tailless, deaf and limping cat...she is wonderful and she is going to have a wonderful second half of her life. My husband calls her Zombie cat because he says he brought her back from death. Her name is Pumpkin and she is the sweetest cat.

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  169. Forgot my email is mommyeyedr@aol.com mom of Zombie Cat

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  170. We adopted a pair of Dachshund sisters, Judy and Julie, from a woman who became too old to care for them. They are the light of lives. They are full of personality and fun. Thanks for the great giveaways! It is great getting to know you!!!!

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  171. I'd love to learn how to use my watercolors.

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  172. I'd like to learn to blog. .. . Feel like I'm late to the game though.

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  173. I'm mom to a fur baby named Sebastian (he's currently curled up at my feet). He's always by my side and likes to jump up on my craft table and sit on whatever I'm working on. As you know crafting with a kitty around can be challenging but t just means everything I make comes with a little extra live...aka fur.

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  174. I hope to make more 'me time' in 2016. Happy New year!

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  175. Beautiful card! My new years resolution is to lead a healthier lifestyle and hopefully that will lead to some weight loss. Also thanks for telling me about the Misti Mini, I had no idea, I won't be able to resist getting that.

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  176. Oops forgot my email - tracy(dot)ercole(at)live(dot)com(dot)au

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  177. Happy 2016 and thanks for the chance to win:-) I have 6y old rhodesian ridgeback:-)

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  178. In 2016 I will learn to speak and read Italian. We are moving to Rome so I need to know how to order coffee and gelato.

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  179. Happy New Year 2016!!
    I'd like to learn to craft regularly- My crafty BFF is my daughter- I'm not a very advanced crafter so no tips as such- No pets- Almond fudge- Resolution to pray daily- Wish for world peace & end to terrorism.

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  180. Fantastic project! Great inspiration! Thanks for sharing and the chance!
    Wish you have a wonderful year ahead!
    My BFF is Aurora!
    cproject96@yahoo.com

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  181. My fav recipe is mac n cheese, that is the best. My childhood fav food recipe.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  182. Thanks for the heads up on the new Misti and I would definitely agree on Blueprint Sketch! pjpockey@yahoo.com

    Tortellini Soup

    3 Ttbs olive oil
    One package meat and cheese tortellini (fresh or frozen)
    One medium onion -chopped
    Two celery ribs - sliced thin
    Two medium carrots - chopped
    Two cloves garlic - minced
    A box of beef stock
    A box of chicken stock
    One cup of crushed tomatoes (about half a large can)
    1/2 tsp dried Oregano
    1/2 tsp dried Basil
    2 Bay leaves
    Salt and black pepper to taste

    Heat the olive oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, carrot, and garlic. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally for about five minutes until slightly browned.

    Add the stock, crushed tomatoes, oregano, basil, bay leaves, and salt and black pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for twenty minutes.

    Increase the heat to a boil and add the tortellini, cooking for another five to ten minutes until the tortellini are done.

    Check the seasoning, remove the bay leaves, and serve hot.

    Can be drizzled with a little olive oil, shaved parmesan, or chopped Italian parsley before serving.

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  183. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! My favorite crafting BFF is my talented daughter. She is amazing and got me started in this craft years ago. My New year goal is to learn the art of watercoloring because I have seen so many amazing water colored cards posted lately that I must give it a try.

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  184. I would like to learn how to use my water color pens! My craft BFF is my neighbor!

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  185. happy new year! my bestest craftiest friend is also my sister Roseanna! This year only 2 non craft areas of focus.. fitness and finance. but for crafting, I have a number of un/half finished projects and my goal is to complete one of them each month!

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  186. I want to learn how to watercolor. I try it but it doesn't come out theway the other artistes do. Thank youforthis prize. It will he,p with the big wish list Ihave.
    My email is deepalux@gmail.com

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  187. My wish for the new year is that I find more balance between my work and home life... Love your card! Thanks for being a part of this hop and happy new year!!

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  188. I never pass up an opportunity to talk about my dog! We adopted our sweet Lucy girl in May of this year. She is a very energetic and lovable yellow Lab. When we adopted her they said they thought she was about 2 years old but after having her in our home, we think she was closer to 1. If you know Labs, that's a big difference in their energy levels! We have settled into each other nicely now and can't imagine life without her.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  189. HELLO! Thank you for being a part of the hop and giveaway. My best crafty friend is Cindy

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  190. I would love to learn shading with markers better :) beautiful cards! Happybumblebeee@gmail.com

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  191. We have a crafty club called 'Cosy Crafters' which I just love, only 5 of us...thanks for taking part .....Happy New Year...xx

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  192. What a treat it would be to win that gift card, thanks for the chance!

    My crafty BFF is Mary Anne Rhodes. And I would love to learn to watercolor!

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  193. I want learn how to use patterned papers together and make it look good.
    I just don't seem to have the knack like most of the people whose blogs I follow.

    Thanks for being a part of this FANTASTIC blog hop! I will be following you through the coming years!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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  194. I need to learn better time management! My craft friend is Melissa B. I glue the empty Crystal Light containers together to make cubbies for my markers. Sadly we don't had any pets due to allergies - not even fish! Favorite recipe is chicken breasts, ranch dressing package and cream of chicken soup in the crockpot on low for 6 hours! I hope to exercise more this year! My wish his year is that both of my daughters are happy and successful in everything they do.

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  195. My crafty BFF is Cindy. She makes candles, incense, bath salts, lip balms, all from her own blend of herbs, oils and fragrances. She is very talented and I love her dearly.

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