Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My 2nd BLOGAVERSARY and an 800 FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY & Happy New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
(Excuse the long post I have a lot to share)

Good Morning Friends,

 I can not believe it! I am starting my third year blogging. Who would have thought I would like it so much? Not me, but I do.  I am not one for new years resolutions, but I do make changes periodically, when things just aren't working right. You have probably noticed the new blog look. I would love to do that more often at least seasonally,  monthly would be more fun. I will settle for when ever I can. My blog was so busy that I was having trouble finding things, so I can image how frustrating it must have been for any of you to come visit.

I also thought I had too many challenges going at one time for me to keep up with, and  I wanted to make it easier for my winners to be able to claim their prize. Starting today there is a tab at the top with links to the winner post. The challenges will also be numbered- beginning with #101.  Linky parties won't be numbered.


Here are some more changes and there is a link to this at the top of the blog as well- titled

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE  and LINKY PARTY info


Some Rules to keep in mind while playing along:

Starting January 1, 2013

Challenges:  There will be 2 challenges per month
they will begin the  2nd and 4th Thursday of the month 
and will close  TUESDAY the following week (giving you 13 days to enter)  at 11:59



Be a Follower
Project submissions must be new, no back linking, you may enter up to 3 projects
DL.ART Thankful Thursday must be mentioned in the description with a link back to here
Entry must fit theme to be qualified for the prize
Prize must be claimed within 2 weeks
Please link your project post, not just your blog
Please comment after linking


Winners will be announced the Wednesday after the challenge ends




LINKY PARTY challenge (same as above)  except Anything goes  

The linky party will begin the 1st Thursday of the month and end the last day of the month
you may enter as often as you like starting January 1, 2013.

Winners will be posted the Friday after the linky party ends

MOST OF ALL HAVE FUN.


Winners need to contact me through E-mail within two weeks and send me their snail mail address, so I can get the prize to them.  Prizes not claimed within two weeks will be restocked and used for a future giveaway.


What would a New Year's day post be if I didn't have a card to share with you?





This little guy is so cute I had to use this cartridge I have had it for so long. CAC2- first image in the book

I love how the googly eyes look




GIVEAWAY
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On to my give away. Not all my followers and friends have Cricut machines I am aware of that. Not everyone lives in the US. That is why the three different prizes.

I will do one drawing random drawing after 11:59 pm January 23rd and the winner will receive one of these three prizes.






or




or




1. You must be a follower or become one------------------------------------- 1 entry (leave a comment) letting me know you are
2. Post it on your side bar with a link to my post announcing this giveaway
come back and leave a comment ----------------------------------------------1 entry (leave a comment)

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challenges:
Exploring Cricut: new year


Have a blessed day and a Happy Happy New Year!! Diana


78 comments:

  1. What a surprise-Great card and lovely Candy.
    I am from Slovenija and I dont have Cricut, so I love surprises-maby the luck is on my side this year :) I am your Follower already
    Happy New Year Diana
    Now I am posting on my side bar your giveaway.
    Hugs Tamara

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  2. I am back-your giveaway is on my side bar.
    Thanks again
    and good luck to all your followers!
    Tamara

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  3. Firstly, love the new look of the blog - wonderful and fresh. You are so organised. Love this card - what a cute penguin, fab. Already a follower Diana. Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year 2013:-) Hugs, Karon.

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  4. Happy New Year Diana!! GREAT new blog look to kick off the new year and your card is super adorable!!!
    Looking forward to what the new year brings!!
    Jessica :)
    ~already a blog follower~

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  5. I posted this to my sidebar!
    Again Happy New Year!

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  6. Happy New Year. I love this penguin card. His googly eyes are so cute. I am obsessed with googly eyes. Already a follower.

    Linda ☺
    Crafting With Nana

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  7. Happy New Years Diane and what a way to start! Cute little card and love the new look of the blog.

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  8. Just to let you know that I posted your grand give away in my sidebar. Have a great day and the best to you in 2013!

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  9. Happy New Year Diana~
    Happy blogaversary! Love your new blog look way to ring in the New Year...
    Love your cutie card, of course penguins are always a great choice they are so stinkin cute in any which form and shape...
    Thanks for a chance in winning your giveaway, I don't have this cartridge so this would be a plus to have....
    Enjoy your holiday!

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  10. Happy New Year, Diana! Your blog looks great! I love your little penguin. Those eyes are so funny! I am a follower! ~hugs, Saundra

    Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

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  11. Happy New Year, I hope your changes work for you!!! I have been a follower for a while now and love to enter your challenges when I can, keep up your good work and thanks for all you do and helping us to be more thankful!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

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  12. Love your blog and have been a follower for quite some time. Your New Year's card is adorable. I look forward to the new year and new challenges!

    Carol (Carol's Creations)
    http://www.4evercarolscreations.blogspot.com/

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  13. Made a post and added your giveaway to my sidebar! Can't wait to start the new challenges for the new year!

    http://4evercarolscreations.blogspot.com/2013/01/happy-new-year-2013-dl-art-2nd.html

    Carol (Carol's Creations)
    http://4evercarolscreations.blogspot.com

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  14. Diana, cute card! Love the pink paper you selected! Happy Happy New Year! Smiles, Jill

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  15. Happy New Year!!! Oh, my goodness this card is too cute! Love that little fella!!! Happy to already be a follower!

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  16. First of all, I adore the new look of your blog!! It's so festive!! Next, HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY my sweet friend!! I am so glad I got the opportunity to know you...you are a such a blessing to me!! And your card is the cutest New Year's card I've seen!! What an adorable penguin!! I love his googly, eylashed-eyes!! And finally, you know I love your challenges :) Thanks for an opportunity to win...you are so generous :)

    Hugs, Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  17. I posted your giveaway on my sidebar!! Thanks again for the chance to win :)

    Hugs, Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  18. happy new year and happy blogaversary!!! :) :) :) very very cute new years card!

    i have checked my mail. daily. LOL. (i know, shocker!) i haven't received anything from you. :(

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  19. Happy blogaversary Diana! Looking forward to more of your fun challenges. Terrific card, the penguin is so cute!!

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  20. Only your 2nd Anniversary? Wow! Congratulations. I've been a follower for a while.
    Have a wonderful year.
    Rae Ann O.

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  21. I put your giveaway, with link, in my sidebar. Thanks for the chances to win.
    Rae Ann O.

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  22. HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY my sweet friend!! I am so glad I've had the chance to visit and share your creativity!

    What a very cute card and look forward to many more in 2013.

    Happy New Year and all the best for 2013!!
    Shelly

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  23. Wonderful card!!!! Love the colors and that darling little penguin! Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!
    Happy Blogaversary! :)

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  24. Cute Card. Love the eyes. Hope you and your Family have a wonderful New Year.

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  25. Happy new year!! I am a follower!

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  26. hehehehe! What a cute card! Love the colors on it! Thanks so much and congrats!!!

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  27. Your card is A D O R A B L E!!!! Your penguin is all ready to ring in the new year! so cute! Thanks for a chance at such a wonderful giveaway!
    Happy New Year my friend!
    Sherrie K
    http:/sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  28. I have posted your amazing giveaway on my sidebar! Thanks again!
    Sherrie K
    http:/sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  29. Fabulous job! Thanks for entering at Exploring Cricut.

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  30. Cute card. Love that penquin

    mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com
    http://www.whodatscrapper.blogspot.com

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  31. Happy New Year Diana. Such an adorable penguin.

    Thank you so much for the card. It was so lovely. You brought a smile.


    Blessings

    Catarina

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  32. Diana, Happy 2013 New Year to you! and Happy Blogaversary too! Wow 800 friends, that's incredible. This little Penguin card is soooo cute! Love the Googly eyes (I have those too and love them). He would be cute on a Wobble.
    Happy 2013 Crafting!
    Dee B

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  33. First of all Congratulations on three years of blogging Diana!!! Secondly have a Happy and Blessed 2013, may it be prosperous for you and your family :) and last but not least thank you for your generosity and the many opportunities to play, looking forward to another fun year!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Liz

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  34. Happy New Year!!! Love the cute penguin card! TFS

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  35. Am already a follower. Thanks a for making it easier for us and look forward to all the new, fun & exciting events.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  36. Congrats on your 3 yrs of Blogging!Happy Blogaversary!!Yiippee!!Happy New Year!
    Yiippee!Adorable card!
    Migdalia

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  37. Posted your Fabulous Giveaway on my sidebar!
    Migdalia

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  38. Your penguin card is super adorable! Happy New Year to you and so happy you love blogging! Your blog looks great and runs S-M-O-O-T-H!! Looking forward to entering your new challenges! Carri~Abusybee

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  39. What a cute little Happy New Year penguin!! Love your blog with all the challenges and projects you share. Happy New Year! I am a follower!

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  40. Cute little penguin.love the colors.You are so organized with the blog Diana.Wishing you a bright New Year.Thanks for the chance to win.

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  41. I have posted candy to sidebar.Thank yo for the chance to win.

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  42. P.S. Congratulations!! Whohooo!!!! and your blog looks super nice.

    Catarina

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  43. Love the Penguin card, I collect penguins. I do Cricut but all of your giveaways look great. I Have been a follower.
    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net

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  44. I do not know what to on post candy to side bar?? so i am leaving a comment , love your Penguin card as well as lots of people, and hope the prize comes my way thankyou for the chance, good work -- super aussie --- littleal1@bigpond.com.au

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  45. I just became a follower! Love your work!

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  46. awesome giveaway happy blogaversary!!! thanks so much for the chance to win.. i've been a follower for some time now :)
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  47. i posted your giveaway on my sidebar here: http://babyjaydensmommy.blogspot.com/ it's about half way down and under a header for "candy" thanks for the extra chance to win!
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  48. Oooooooo wonder what the surprise is lol. What a great way to start the new year, make changes and bring the new in. I've not made any resolutions this year as I never keep to them lol. Very generous of you to have this giveaway. I am already a follower of yours , oh and by the way a big congrats on 800 followers ! That's certainly a milestone to reach! I hope you had a great Christmas and new year honey! All the best and good luck to all who enters. Many hugs xxxxx

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  49. Hi honey just to let you know Ive just posted your giveaway on my sidebar for you. Thank you for your comment on my blog too. Have a good day! Hugs xxxxxx

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  50. Congratulations on your followers. I am one of them and have been for some time. Look forward to seeing what's in store for the New Year. Smooches...

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  51. I am a new follower, love your blog !! Have a Cricut but live in the UK !! I've put your give away on my side bar, lots of luck with lots more new followers !! xhugsx Nikki

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  52. I'm a follower, thanks for this chance to win!!

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  53. Love the card. I am already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy New Year!

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  54. What a cute card! Love him! I'm already a follower. :-) Thanks for the chance to win and may 2013 be great for all of us!

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  55. Very cute penguin card! Love the eyes also! I'm a follower. Thanks!

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  56. Fun card and NEVER to late to wish you a HAPPY CREATIVE New Year! I'm not JUST a follower, I'm a BUTTON SWAPPER!!! LOL
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  57. I've been a follower for quite some time! Congrats on blogging for years, and having so many amazing followers! Happy New Year!

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  58. Darling card! I am already a follower here!
    DeniseB

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  59. That penguin is just too stinkin' cute! Happy Happy 800+ followers sweet Blend. I follow (but you know that...LOL) and heading over to add the giveaway to my sidebar. Congrats!

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  60. Hi Diana, Happy blogaversary and congrats on your 800+ followers. Your card is super cute!!

    Veronica (follower)
    mommyscraftycteations at gmail dot com

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  61. I have been a follower for some time now and love your designs!

    mb6464@hotmail.com
    marciasmemories.blogspot.com

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  62. I put your giveaway on my sidebar - Thanks for the chance to win!

    mb6464@hotmail.com
    marciasmemories.blogspot.com

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  63. I'm already a follower - thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  64. Congratulations! Your followers keep growing since you continue to share one-of-a-kind projects and offer wonder challenges. It will not be long beofre you reach your next milestone! Keep Crafting!

    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations
    coachfans at cox dot net

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  65. Happy Anniversary! Wow! I am super excited that I found another blog where challenges are posted! I have become one of your new followers! I am looking forward to playing in the challenges!

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  66. Not sure how I overlooked this wonderful giveaway of yours. Thanks.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  67. Happy Blogaversary! Happy 800 Followers! Happy New Year, Diana!

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  68. Happy Blogoversary, Diana! I'm a follower.

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  69. Not sure where my first comment has gone, but I have also posted on my sidebar (under headline "Candy") about your giveaway.

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  70. Happy Blogaversary, Diana I am a follower and that cartridge is awesome, thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

    alvinadiaz@msn.com
    alvinascreations.blogspot.com

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  71. What a cute little penguin. I've never seen googly eyes like those. I love how they have "eye shadow" on them. Adorable. What brand are they and were did you find them! Super super cute. I love penguins anyway and yours is no exception. Adorable. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win! I'm already a follower! :-) Live4scrappin

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  72. Thanks for a chance to win. And thanks for the changes to your blog. I was having trouble keeping the challenges straight and had given up. Maybe now, when I get back to my craftroom in the frigid north, I can enter again. I am a follower, though, and enjoy the inspiration.

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  73. Already a follower (thanks for all the inspiration) - and posted a link to my blog (sidebar). All of us can always use a new cartridge courtesy of such great sponsors! Best wishes for 2 more years!!!

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  74. became a follower and will put you on my sidebar I only just found your blog thro another one so the giveaway ends tomorrow but will put it up till then. thanks for the chance to win and love love love your cards. Great inspiration. thanks for sharing.
    Linda K.

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  75. I added it to my side bar for you good luck to all and congrats for your two years. !!!
    Linda K.

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  76. Congrats! I love your stuff! I am an email follower! I love receiving your inspirations in my email! Keep up the amazing work and thank you for sharing your creations!

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