Sunday, January 1, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR- WELCOME TO THE DL.ART 1 YEAR BLOGAVERSARY

HAPPY NEW YEAR,

Thank you for joining in on my first ever Blog Hop and 1 year anniversary of my blog DL.ART, which is known as a Blogaversary.  It all started when I thought there must be a better way to make cards than always cutting these images out with scissors, my quest for the best pair of scissors ended when I started doing research on  die cuts. I could not believe it when the Cricut create came out I had to have it. First I needed to know how to use it.
I came across a funny lady on the internet by the name of Robyn of  MY Pink Stamper.  Her videos were so funny I laughed so hard, sometimes, but they were also informative. She also had her side kick Karlee (BFF) with her and between the  two of them, they made the decision/learning process easy and fun for me.

Six months after I had the create I knew I needed to upgrade to the  expression, because with the purchase  of the  tags, bags boxes and more cartridge. The images were cut too small to be useful on the 6x12 mat.
My next addition was the gypsy-- I don't leave home without it. The imagine and the expression2 came at about the same time. I had ordered the Expression 2 from HSN and a couple days later I saw the Imagine at a price I just could not pass up. I use them all and sometimes, they are going at the same time --- I am surprised I haven't blown a fuse yet.

The latest thing I have ventured into, is the Cricut craft room. I even cut part of my project out and then it stopped --I think there is a software glitch, hopefully by the time you read this post, it will be worked out.

Last year on January 1st, I decided that my goal  for the year would be to start a blog and post every day. I did it!!!  and then some. Some days I posted more than 3 times, and over the year 2011, I have posted _625__    times.  I don't know what got into me
I really was not sure I would be able to keep up with  the blog due to trips, the computer mishaps and even with my blog becoming disabled at one point.  I have to say this has been a fun year and I value each and everyone of you, not just as followers, but friends. I follow a lot of you and I consider myself your friend. The most exciting part about this blog hop to me is,  that this funny Lady that helped me learn to use my Cricut is the main SPONSOR of  my blog hop. I am so thrilled. Thank you Robyn-- alias MY PINK STAMPER.





Through out the hop there will be designers, that will have words, that are clues to the project, that you will need, to be able to decipher what the challenge is:  you will have  until January 6, 11:59 PST to link up, for a chance to win the Sweet tooth boxes cartridge.


 You know I love coffee,  What better way to say thank you, than to give Thank You Coffee Cards. This card was so super easy. I used imagine more cards (IC) I sized it to 3". I changed the red hearts to pink, pressed auto-fill. The imagine printed and cut 9 of this image from a 12 x12 sheet of Bazzill white card stock and then I just glued them on PTI new leaf card stock. EASY PEASY!


Because I am giving away the sweet tooth boxes cartridge I thought it only fitting to make a project from this super cool cartridge.




http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/
http://courtscrafts.blogspot.com/
http://amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com/

http://hawaiipaperparty.blogspot.com/
http://littlescrappieces.blogspot.com/
http://www.scpapercrafts.com/

http://flowerdiscosscraphut.blogspot.com/
http://girliascards.blogspot.com/
http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/
http://chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com/

http://creativediva98.blogspot.com/
http://www.believedreamcreatewithmaria.com/
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/



Here are all the 2012 New years day projects I did. I hope you like them  and thank you for joining in. I truely appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.


Please leave a  comment on each designers blog's today January 1st , for the chance to win the prize that Robin from My Pink Stamper is donating.  You will have until Jan 2nd midnight to leave a comment I will be picking the winner on Jan3rd

                                      A surprise My Pink Stamper package valued  at $60



You will have until January 6th  11:59 to come back to my blog DL.ART and leave another comment letting me know you have linked up a project for the  Cricut sweet tooth cartridge that I am giving away.
You will have to link up a new project (made for this challenge) for a chance to win  this cartridge..


Be sure and have fun! There are a lot of goodies along the way not mention wonderful inspiration from some awesome designers and bloggy buddies of mine. I could not have done this hop without them or all of you.  If you get lost the list is at the bottom of everyone post. You can always start back here or any where you left off.

If reading all of that is too much for you Here is a video  of  my 1st Blogaversary projects

90 comments:

  1. What a great hop! Everyone did a wonderful job.

    Happy blogaversary Diana!!

    Tonya

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  2. Awesome, Diana! I loved reading your crafting story! Over 600 posts in 2011... WOW! That is unbelievable! You are truly an inspiration to all of us out here in Blogland. You deserve all of this and more for 2012. Here's to 700 posts!

    Thanks for letting me be apart of your hop! I, too, consider you a good friend of mine. :0)

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  3. Congratulations on one year! So glad you have ventured into this crafting addiction. Thanks for offering this hop and YEAH to Robyn who continues to encourage using the Cricut.

    Happy Blogoversary,
    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations
    coachfans at cox dot net

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  4. Happy Blogiversary! Several of the blogs I follow are participating in your hop, so that's how I found you. I'm looking forward to see what you create in 2012. Best Wishes.

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  5. Amazing blog hop. Congratulations of one year!

    Kathy

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  6. Great hop! I LOVED everyone's project and am looking forward to making my "secret word" project.

    Happy Blogoversary
    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations
    coachfans at cox dot net

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  7. Congratulations Diana. I truly appreciate being in this hop. Thanks for inviting me.

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  8. Congrats on your first year Diana! Your ability to post at least once a day simply amazes me. Your projects are inspiring and I'm honored to call you a friend. Thanks so much for your inspiration and I can't wait to see what you have in store for 2012 :-) .

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  9. Congrats on one year ... Here's to many more!!! Love ur blog :)

    pruttybird@comcast.net

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  10. Amazing, what better way to start the new year off then a delicious cupcake and good cup of hot coffee.

    Congrats again on your blog anniversary. Happy New Year to all, hugs, Lori m

    tiredlady47@yahoo.com

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  11. Happy 1st year! I am a new follower and hope to be inspired to do more on my blog. Thank you for this hop! janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  12. Everyone had such great projects!, lots of inspiration :). Time to go create now!

    pruttybird@comcast.net

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  13. Happy New Year Diana love your video. Thanks for creating a wonderful, creative, informative blog. Karen

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  14. What a great hop! I enjoyed all the projects. Again, Congrats on 1 year!

    Candace
    mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

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  15. Thanks for having me be a part of this hop Diana!! I truly appreciate your friendship! I love your projects- the little box is just the cutest!!!! Happy Blogaversary! :)Amy

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  16. Congrats! Very cute project!
    ~Nicole
    croppinmommadesigns@wowway.com

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  17. Congrats on 'One Year', that is so super with an amazing number of post's, wow, but luv to visit you when i can, always something new, interesting and humble, thanks so much for that!!
    off to hop, lotsa luv

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  18. Happy Blogaversary! Your projects are very cute!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  19. Happy Anniversary!! Your projects are all amazing. :-) Thank you so much for sharing with us!!

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  20. Just finished the hop and wanted to say all the projects were wonderful. I am going to try and make something for this challenge. Thank you! and Happy Anniversary again! janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  21. Congratulations on your 1 year Anniversary! Your projects are fantastic. I love the "Thanks a Latte".
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  22. Wow! I year and to post everyday is just unreal, you are a real troopper! Thanks for inspiring me over the last year with your many lovely post and for the chance to win the goodies,
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  23. Congrats on one year and OMG how dedicated are you that you had so many postings in one year. You are an inspiration!!

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  24. What gorgeous projects - they are all fabulous. I am in awe that you made it a whole year posting every day! Happy, happy blogaversary :)

    Lisa
    indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  25. Happy blogaversary my friend!!! So happy for you, and so many wonderful projects you have shared with us over the last year!!! Just think what the next year is going to bring!!! Can't wait!!! :)
    Laurie
    scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

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  26. Way to go Diana!
    Great anniversary hop.....
    Congrats to the winner of this cartridge.....

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  27. Great project to welcome the New Year Diana! Thanks for including me in your anniversary HOP!

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  28. Made it through the hop. There are some awesome projects out there. Thanks for hosting.
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  29. Congrats on your 1 year! I'm very impressed with your dedication to blogging. WOW! Thanks for this hop and sharing your amazing projects! I look forward to your feature projects!
    keaunalynn@msn.com

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  30. What a fun hop, congratulations again! Now off to create something to link up!! :)
    Laurie
    scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

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  31. Hi Diana!!!
    So excited to be celebrating 1 year with you!! Thanks for having me a part of your celebration...you are an awesome crafter and such a very special friend!!
    Your projects are FAB!!! Love them all and such great creations to bring in both the new year and celebrate your blog!!
    Here's to an even better 2012!

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  32. Enjoyed the blog hop. Have all 4 words. If I had made the New Year's Party Hat that Teddy is wearing in my 1/1/12 post with the 4 words known I would have an entry already for the challenge. Oh well, need to get busy. Thanks for giveaway chance.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  33. Congrats Diana on your 1 yr Anniversary! I can't believe how many posts you had...wow, you rock girl! Your projects are awesome and you are such an inpiration to us. I am looking forward to your 2012 projects-thank for a wonderful hop and hope to play in your fun challenge:)

    Happy New Year!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  34. Very nicely done, you are such a person who appreciates life, thanks for all the inspiration you have given!!!

    Happy Blogaversary!!!

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  35. First of all, congratulations Diana, on your one-year blog hop. That's very exciting, and it's also pretty amazing that you posted 625 times in a one year period. That's something else. Secondly, you've put a great hop together with all the best crafters, and I really enjoyed it. Thanks for being a good blogging buddy and for all you do.--Pat N.

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  36. Happy New Year and more importantly HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY! Off on a Hop... see you in a bit!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

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  37. Congrats on your one Year Blog Anvs. Love what your created. Love the glitter on your stars. Wow 625 post wow that is a lot. Congrats Congrats.

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  38. Congratulations on completing your first year. May it be a happy and blessed one.
    Rae Ann O.
    http://joyinart.blogspot.com

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  39. Great job on you first year of blogging. I can't imagine blogging everyday, but that could be because I have two little ones & run a cafe. I also consider you a blogging friend and it has been fun getting to know you this year. I love reading my comments and you are faithful to leaving me comments.
    Thanks for all you do.

    Angela Scieska
    Simple Creations

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  40. Great blog! So happy for you and the first year of your blog. I'm happy to be your 600th follower. Way to go girl. And now we are both DT members of SPS. Can't wait to craft with you.

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  41. Congratulations Diana!! I have loved your blog from the beginning! Looking forward to seeing everything you create in 2012!!

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  42. Thanks hon for the best and my first Hop of the New Year... lots of inspiration and lots of talent! You have been a wonderful blog friend this past year to me, the loss of my Mom... you sent me a beautiful pink ribbon card! You also got me to do my first card challenge...I didn't do it quite right, but you didn't care (thanks)! You are so sweet and I am so happy to call you friend! 625 posts, amazing and everyone had a beautiful project and usually some humor and laughter! I look forward to 2012 and what you will bring us this year! Happy Blogaversary my friend!
    Happy New Year and
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

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  43. Happy Blogaversary and a very Happy New Year my friend. Your creations are wonderful and I love seeing what you make each and every day.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  44. Yay! Happy blogaversary! I think mine is coming up soon too, hmm I'm gonna have to think of something to do.. I love your projects! That cupcake holder is adorable and I love the star wands! Happy New Year! :)

    Michelle
    michelie510@hotmail.com
    scrappinforkenzie.blogspot.com

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  45. Diana,
    Happy Blogaversary and thank you so much for sharing your "blogging journey" with us. It is a pleasure and honor to call you a friend! Your New Year's Party set is ADORABLE. I love everything. Now, to get hopping since I got here late since we had a rough day with housework and kiddos being cranky. Then the 3 nieces arrived for a few days. Sent the hubby out to give me some blog hop time.
    Hugz and Many Blessings!!!
    :O)
    Jessica

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  46. Thanks for starting the year with a fun blog hop. Love it.
    marg0006@verizon.net
    Loving Scrapper 101

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  47. Happy New Year Diana! Congrats on your blogaversary! Love all your projects and looking forward to your creations in 2012!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  48. Happy Blogaversary! Best wishes for the new year. Love your projects.

    Vicki
    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  49. Congratulations on fulfilling your resolution of starting a blog and posting daily!!! Happy Anniversary to your blog. I love your project. I have recently gotten the Imagine myself. I have not used it yet,but this week I am putting it to work. Have a great 2012!!!
    Charlotte

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  50. Great projects. I love the colors that are used. Happy Blogaversary!

    Kelsey
    One Creative Teen
    apirl9 at cox dot net

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  51. What a great hop! I loved everyones projects.

    Kelsey
    One Creative Teen
    apirl9 at cox dot net

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  52. Diana,
    I just wanted to let you know how much fun I had visiting everyone on the hop! It was a great way to begin a new year!!
    Charlotte

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  53. OMG...everything looks AMAZING! Happy Blogaversary and Happy New Year!

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  54. What a great way to start the year. Congrats on you blog progress!

    Cheryl
    blondiee975@gmail.com

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  55. Congrats on your one yr! I think your blog was one of the first I started to follow a yr ago! You have done an awesome job!! Happy New Year!
    Peg xoox

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  56. Congratulatons!! What an accomplishment!!! =)

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  57. Great projects! I normally don't care for the imagine projects I see, but love the little thank you cards. Thanks for the chance to win.
    KathyJo

    skrappindiva29 at hotmail.com

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  58. Diana ~ I just love your project for 2012. I have followed your blog since it started and I love how you inspire us all. I can't wait to see all of your new projects for 2012.
    Cindy Lou
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

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  59. Congrats Diana!! Wow one year already! Im getting close on celebrating one year too. I love your projects. I also consider your a friend. Happy new year!

    Hugs,
    Veronica
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

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  60. Happy Blogaversary!! What a great accomplishment, posting not only once a day but numerous times!!! That's great! I really appreciate how encouraging you are to all of us in the blogging community. I love all of your projects you made!!!

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  61. Great projects, love the cards. Happy Blogaversary!
    hmcwhirt at gmail dot com
    hattieshaven.blogspot.com

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  62. 1st of all... Happy Blogaversary my friend! I cannot believe how many posts you were able to create! That's amazing! Do you have time to do anything else? ;) Aw, who cares, this is the fun stuff of life, right? :) I love your projects, especially those cards. Thanks for the awesome tip on those. I have that cartridge and really need to take advantage of that. As simple as they were to do, the cards look great! Thanks so much for the awesome hop, the chance to win, and for being a friend. Happy New Year!

    Cheers to you,
    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com

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  63. Happy Blogaversary! Thank you for having me be part of your celebration. I love love love your projects. Especially the thank you cards. Such inspirations.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com
    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

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  64. Happy Blogoversary !!!
    Congrats on crossing 600 Followers.
    Happy New Year!!

    Hugs,
    Riti.

    email- ritibanka@gmail.com
    Blog - http://alilpieceofheaven17.blogspot.com/

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  65. Congrats on your Blogaversary! You have a great site. The hop is a great idea. Happy New Year!Cathie
    www.creativecutterroom.com

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  66. Congratulations on your Blogaversary! It sure has been a great year.

    Luanne
    myfootahead at gmail dot com
    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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  67. Congratulations! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Karen
    o2bnxtc@hotmail.com

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  68. Congrats on your 1 year blog!! Love your projects! Christina ccapps35@gmail.com

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  69. Congrats on your 1st blogaversary, always an exciting time. Love all of your projects, fabulous job. TFS
    Hugs, Rosalee

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  70. Congrats Diana! Your projects are awesome. I have this cart and love it...it's one of those hard to put down fun carts. Great job.
    I agree with everything you said about Robyn. Without her I would not have known any of you.

    Happy Blogaversary!
    Dee B

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  71. hello diana, i am so glad your hop was a success. so many visitors to share our art with them. i even gained a few, lol.
    thanks for making me a part of it. it was sure a delight to be among so many great crafters, including you that is. i loved your projects. great for the hop and the start of a new year. you know i will be sending my project to you and i am sending it to the po addy i have of you.
    thanks again and have a great prosperous and healthy new year!

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  72. Wooo HOOOO! Happy 1 year blogaversary! Your blog is always inspiring and fun to look at! :) Thanks for the chance to win some MPS stuff! :)
    Amy
    redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

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  73. Diana, Congratulations on your 1 year Blog-aversary! It is amazing how time flies by.

    Wonderful group of ladies for your Blog Hop amazing projects and so many giveaways. WOW

    Happy New Year!
    Hugs,

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  74. I am inspired by your commitment to your blog. I too have learned so much by reading, watching and following other bloggers. I would like to do something similar this year - than's for the inspiration!!

    Nancy Almquist
    fancynancystamps@gmail.com

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  75. Happy Blogaversary and congrats on 600+ followers!
    Lovely projects! Love all your work!
    Happy New Year!
    Glenda
    http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

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  76. Wow, lots of great stuff for the New Year!! Congrats on your 1 year anny!

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  78. Congrats! What an accomplishment!

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  79. Love that sweet tooth box and a big congratulations to you on your 1 year! Thanks for the wonderful chance :)

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  80. Diana I totally missed this post-- Congratulations my dear friend!!
    Cheers
    Sonia
    cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  81. DIANA,
    CONGRATULATION’S WITH YOU’RE FIRST YEAR OF YOU’RE BLOG!!!!

    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  82. Thanks for the hop and fun challenge.
    marg0006@verizon.net

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  83. Happy to have found the time to play along with the challenge!!!
    :O)
    Jessica

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  84. Hi Diana,

    I just linked my card for the challenge.

    Veronica
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

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  85. I am so happy that I was able to get my card linked before the deadline! This was so much fun!
    Again congratulations!
    Glenda
    http://glendascards.blogpsot.com/

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  86. Gosh, I linked up, many thanks for a fun time. Hugs, Lori m

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  87. Happy blogavesary! I love all your post and hope to see thru out 2012, does keep me inspired!

    Aloha,
    Shar

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