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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Blogging Anniversary ~ Give Away



I am so excited, because January 2013 marks my 1st anniversary as a blogger.

I have decided to celebrate with a 
Give-Away.
This is one of my favorite card making books.
Why?  because it is far from ordinary.
It is filled with all those day to day happenings
 that normally do not require a card . . .
but are still a fun reason for sending one :)



 Below are a few pages from this book.

Also included are three all occasion cards, made by yours truly.

To enter the Give~Away all you have to do is:
Be A Follower & Leave A Comment.
(on this post or any post after this until the drawing date of 1/1/13)



 
 
 
 
 


I have experienced a wonderful year.
I have met so many talented and kindhearted women,
and I have come to the conclusion that we all have so much in common.
We may live 20 miles or  7,000 miles apart, but it doesn't matter,
friendships have no boundaries. 

I hope that every one of you that reads this will enter.
I will be drawing on January 1st.

Happy New Year, To You
&
Happy Anniversary, To Me :)

Your blogging sister, Connie 





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98 comments:

  1. Wonderful cards, Connie. I'm not entering the giveaway, but I love your card style.

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    1. Thank you so much for the encouraging words. I love your visits . . . you always put a smile on my face.
      Your blogging sister Connie :)

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  2. I would love to have this! Great Give away!!

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    1. Thank you . . . and good luck!
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  3. Sending you congratulations Connie,
    I dont remember when we started to blog, but it was a good few months ago.
    I so much agree with you. We have all met some lovely people the cyberspace and blogging.
    How nice to start the New Year with a giveaway.
    please enter my name .. The card book looks fun reading.
    best wishes
    val

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    1. Hi Val, yes the blogging world is a great place to meet wonderful and interest people. I have had a lovely year.
      Your name is going in the drawing . . . good luck :)
      Your blogging sister Connie :)

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  4. Well Connie that book looks like a lot of fun and I know a few ladies who would love some of those cards.LOL Congratulations on a year of blogging. It truly lets us make friends all over the world.

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    1. Hi Sharon, I love the friends that I have have met over this great media. It has been a great year :)
      Good luck . . . your name is in the pot:)
      Connie :)

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  5. Dear Connie, many congratulations. You're absolutely right that no matter where we all live there is a kind of camaraderie between us all; a sistership that we can visit at any time of the day. I love it. Have a good week. And yes I'd love to nether your draw please.
    Patricia x

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    1. Hi Patricia, I like what you said about visiting our sister friends at any time . . . another great thing is we can even visit in our pajamas, LOL. Good luck, your name is in the pot :)
      Have a great day, Connie :)

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  6. Congratulations Connie! Have you rustled up those cookies yet? I made a second batch today but they all disappeared when the kids came home from school. XX

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    1. Hi Helen, We have one cookie left in the jar, and I'm saving it for Steve. He has morning and evening pills to take each day and they go down better with a cookie, LOL. Good luck on the drawing . . . your name is in the pot:)
      Your blogging sister, Connie

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  7. A very Happy Anniversary to you Connie! I love your giveaway, and am a rubber stamper. Your cards are outstanding!

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    1. Hi Debbie and thank you. It has been a wonderful year and I have made so many lovely new friends.
      Good luck . . . your name is in the pot :)
      Your blogging sister, Connie

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  8. Happy blogaversary!,
    I imagine the lovely giveaway is only open to people living in your own country.....but if not, please enter me.

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    1. Oh, I believe that the mail can even travel across the ocean . . . of course your name will go in the pot :)
      Good luck!
      Your blogging sister Connie

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  9. Congratulations for sure, Connie! One year is a good run. Just keep on going! I agree with you in how wonderful blogging is. Adds so much joy to life! Put my name into the hat, okay? Thanks! Susan

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    1. Hi Susan . . . thanks for the comment . . . and be assured that your name is in the pot :)
      Have a great day!
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  10. Yes! Happy blog anniversary to you!!
    Isn't blogging so much fun?!

    I know that I have enjoyed getting to know you through your blog, and you inspire me with your creativity and positive attitude..... thank you!

    Enjoy this wonderful time of year :)

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    1. Hello Kerin, Thank you for your very sweet words, they are very encouraging.
      I love blogging . . . and I have met so many talented ladies through this media.
      Have a great day . . . and good luck on the drawing . . . your name is in the pot:)
      Connie

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  11. Congratulations, Connie, on your anniversary and your market sale. I hope you will share photos of your booth - the living room rehearsal looked great. Thanks for sharing the top hat tutorial. The card book looks very inspirational - add me to the list!

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    1. Hi Donna, and welcome to my little blogging family. I am looking forward to getting to know you better. I'll be right over to follow you back:) Good luck on the drawing, your name is in the pot :)
      Your new blogging sister, Connie :)

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  12. Congrats on your first year of blogging. I have begun my 8th year and I too have met so many wonderful people.

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    1. Hello Beth, it is good to hear from you. Eight years, wow . . . I'll bet you have made some very sweet and long lasting friends. Blog-land is a lovely place to be. Good luck, your name is in the pot :)
      Connie

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  13. Hello Connie. Thank you so very much for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment and becoming a follower.
    I'm your newest follower. Congratulations on your upcoming blog anniversary. I have met some awesomely wonderful people from the crafting world since I've started blogging. They are all a blessing in my life.
    Now I'm tellin' ya, that top hat is most awesome!!! I will be back to get the directions on making one. I so love it. :)

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    1. Hi Sharon and welcome to my little blogging family. I am delighted to have you as a follower.
      Your name is in the pot for the Give-Away, Good luck :)
      Your new blogging sister, Connie :)

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  14. Dear Connie! Sending that card book over the ocean would be too expensive, but I still like to make a comment and congratulate you on your first year of blogging, and of course on your booth! How lovely it is, meeting new friends! Have a great week.
    Maria

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    1. Hello Maria, and thank you so much . . . you are a sweetheart. Don't worry about the cost, I don't think it will be that bad . . . your name is in the pot :)
      Have a wonderful week.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  15. Happy Blogaverary and congrat's on getting published, this looks like a fun book to have, thanks for the chance to win! I'm a followin' now. lol.

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    1. Hi Holly. Welcome . . . there is one mistake here . . . it is not my book. That would be wonderful, but sorry I am not the author.
      Have a great week.
      Your name is in the pot :)
      Your newest blogging sister, Connie :)

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  16. Connie- What a wonderful giveaway. Congrats on your first year blogging- it is great fun, isn't it? I love all the wonderful friends that I have met here-INCLUDING YOU- xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana, you are a sweetheart and I love the fact that you are such a prayer warrior. You are blessing to everyone that knows you:)
      Have a great week and good luck on the give-away:)
      Your blogging sister, Connie

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  17. Congrats and count me in on your wonderful giveaway! Blogging becomes addictive.
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy, I've put your name in the pot . . . Good Luck :)
      I hope that you are having a wonderful holiday season . . .
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  18. Happy Blogaversary my Friend! I just started making Greeting Cards, a Friend of mine {we met Blogging & then in Real Life & now both have Showrooms at the same Antique Mall & go Junquing together} Hosts a Card Making Activity at our Antique Mall each week to send Homemade Greeting Cards to the Troops overseas so that they can then send the Cards Home to their Families. It is so much Fun & being the Artsy Type I was hooked from the 1st Class & also Supporting such a worthy cause since The Man Served for 39 years and my Dad Served for 27 in the Armed Forces. What a great Giveaway this will be for the Crafty Chica in us all... I would like one day to receive such a Card as that "Congrats on your Weight Loss"... maybe next year. *Winks* BTW: I did do several Archived Blog Posts of some of my Top Hat Collection... and a few of me wearing said Hats.

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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    1. Hello Dawn, I am so happy to hear from you. Your card making group sounds wonderful and I know that the troops love getting mail. Anytime any of us go to the mailbox and there is a personal card or letter tucked in among the bills and junk mail . . . it is exciting:)
      Your name is in the pot, for the drawing . . . Good Luck :)
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  19. Evening Connie! Well, we have something in common about this give-a-way.....we both started blogging in Jan. 2012!! Didn't know that! For Sure--Count me in, sister!! LOL!! LOVE your artistic talent, your ideas and crafts but mostly your HEART! Have a wonderful and blessed week! From one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

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    1. Hello Roxie, I had no idea that we both started blogging at the same time . . . Now I am wondering when it was that we found each other's blogs :) Your name is going in the pot . . . Good luck.
      Have a lovely day . . . mine is going to be a busy one . . . up at 6 and going no stop until about 5, but then tomorrow I can stay home and relax. Before I retired my days were all that busy and then some :)
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  20. Happy Blogaverary!!! Looks like an AWESOME book. I hope you have a fabulous holiday season surrounded by loved ones. xoxoxo Jen

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    1. Hello Jennifer . . . my lovely soap making friend. I love seeing your product line grow and hearing about your success. I am putting your name in for the book . . . Good Luck :)
      Have a marvelous day.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  21. Congratulations on the anniversary!
    I would like to join the give-away:)
    Blog about life and travelling
    Blog about cooking

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    1. Hello, Thanks for the congratulations . . . it has been a delightful year, filled with wonderful kindhearted people . . . "you meet the nicest people in blog-land".
      Good luck on the give away :)
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  22. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I am so glad to have found you with all you lovely inspirational ideas. This is a lovely giveaway for your readers and whoever gets it will treasure it I am sure. Love Fran xxx

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    1. Hi Fran, you are such a sweetie . . . thanks for the anniversary wish and thanks for being such a charming and lovely friend. "You meet the nicest people in blog-land".
      Have a great day and good luck with the give-away.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  23. Happy Anniversary! And I gotta say...I need boot camp for menopause! Not the card...the actual camp...AUGH!!!

    Cindy Bee

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    1. Hi Cindy, Yes this book is full of fun cards to make for all occasions. Menopause can certainly be an adventure.
      I'm adding your name to the pot:)
      Have a lovely weekend.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  24. Hey Connie, Thanks for visiting my blog! Congrats on your 1st blog anniversary! What a lovely giveaway! Your blog is so cute! - Becky xox

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    1. Hi Becky . . . thank you for the sweet congratulations . . . I am adding your name to the give-way, Good Luck:)
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  25. Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous book!What a great idea to celebrate the little things that often go by unmarked!

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    1. Hi Monica, it is wonderful to see you and good luck on the give-away:)
      It is a fun book . . . I think whoever wins will like it.
      Have a wonderful week.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  26. Hi Connie! thanks for visiting my blog, and for inviting me to visit your 3 awesome blogs! I've just been drooling over your Market blog... wow! And I love your music blog... I play flute, piano, guitar, and anything else I can pick up, and my dear tone deaf hubby has just bought a banjo! This will be an exciting journey, as I'll have to learn to play the banjo so I can teach him to play! I see we have much in common, and I look forward to visiting your blogs often. I love the PNW... I lived in Vancouver BC 1994/95, and miss it terribly!
    hugs and blessings from southern Australia,
    Pauline

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    1. Hi Pauline . . . this is very exciting . . . I love that you play so many instruments. That is amazing to me . . .you are so talented. Thanks so much for following and good luck on the drawing.
      Your new blogging sister, Connie:)

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  27. Congratulations on nearing your 1 year blogoversary!

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  28. Happy Anniversary to you, Connie. You've prospered farther in the blogging world than me. It's something fantastic you achieved in one year.

    I have awarded you the Sunshine Blog Award. If you would like to know what it's about, stop on by my blog and find out.

    Happy Holidays!

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    1. Hello Denise, you are a sweetheart. I am honored that you would think me worthy of the Sunshine award, but I'm afraid I have made it my policy to turn down awards on my blog. I'm just here for the friendships and the sharing, and I have made so many wonderful friends including you, my dear lovely friend. Just the same I am delighted and I thank you for your confidence in me.
      I am putting your name in the pot of names for the give-away, good luck:)
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  29. Happy blogging anniversary!
    What a lovely giveaway, but please don't include me in the draw as cardmaking isn't one of my things.

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    1. Hello, and thank you for the anniversary wish. Hopefully I will have another Give-Away and it will be something of interest to you. I agree with you about turning it down if it is something you wouldn't use and letting someone that would use it win. I am excited about my anniversary and looking forward to another fine and adventurist year in blogging.
      You are a wonderful friend and I wish you a marvelous holiday season.
      God bless and keep smiling.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  30. Happy Anniversary! You seem like a very busy lady - both online and off :) Have fun with your giveaway! I loved your top hat project - great instructions! Thanks for the kind words you left at my blog (drsdesignsblog.blogspot.com) Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank for the lovely compliments . . . and I am so happy that you like my Top Hat :)
      Happy Holidays.
      Connie :)

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  31. Happy Anniversary! I am happy to have met you and you are right: Distance does not matter! It is wonderful to see what you are doing and to get inspired by you! I am glad to participate in your giveaway! Such fun! Your blogging sister Christa

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    1. Hi Christa, Thanks for stopping my and good luck on the give-away.
      Happy Holidays.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  32. Happy blogging anniversary!!!! I agree a wonderful thing about blogging is you get to meet a lot of wonderful other women! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season, thanks for stopping by, Laura

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    1. Hi Laura, Thank you . . . I have had a wonderful year . . . and the time does fly by when you are having this much fun:)
      Good luck on the give-away.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  33. Hi Connie....firstly thank you for your comments on my blog ;-) I've come over to checkout all your lovely makes, golly you've certainly been very busy! Hope your booth/craft fair went well and you sold lots of your lovely creations. I'm now following, and will pop by again soon. Congratulations on your 1 yr. blogging anniversary....mine is in February (how time flies) x

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    1. Thanks for your very sweet visit. I am now following you, too, and your name has been put into the give-away.
      Good Luck!
      Your newest blogging sister, Connie

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  34. Connie, thanks for visiting my blog today, and for your invitation. I'm your newest follower. Love seeing all the innovative craftiness you come up with, and your amazing creations!

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    1. Hi Donna, and welcome to my wonderful bunch of sister bloggers.
      I am delighted to see you and looking forward to a great blogging friendship.
      I'm adding your name to the Give-Away, Good Luck!
      Happy Holidays.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  35. Hi Connie! Thanks for visiting my blog! I am looking around yours and loving it! New follower!

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    1. Hello Anita, Welcome!!! I get so excited each time I get a new follower . . .if you could see me, I'm doing my happy dance (a better thing to hear about than see, LOL). Your name is in the Give-Away.
      Good Luck and Happy Holidays.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  36. Congrats on almost a year of blogging...a great way to meet friends!

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    1. Hello Jan, and thank you so much . . . I'll be right over to visit your site:)
      Happy Holidays.
      Connie :)

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  37. Hi Connie,
    Thanks so much for your visit yesterday and lovely compliments. You own creations are just gorgeous. I'm signed up to see your future work. Merry Christmas, Nicola x

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    1. Hi Nicole, I am delighted that you came to visit and even more, that now you are a follower. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better through this fabulous medias. "You meet the nicest people in blog-land".
      Your name is in the Give-Away pot . . . Good Luck.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  38. Hello my new Bloggin' Sista! Your new Bloggin' Sista' here! :) Thank you so much for saying hello on my blog and I am really excited about browsing through yours :). Congrats on your first Blogaversary and have a very merry Christmas!!! Hugs, Asia xx

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    1. Hello Asia, it is so nice to see you here and thank you for following.
      Good luck on the give-away
      Happy Holidays, Connie :)

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  39. Hi Connie, I almost missed the giveaway! I've been so scattered these last few weeks, I'm working on getting it together and soon ☺ Your jigsaw angels are adorable you and your hubby are soo talented! Have a wonderful day ☺

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    1. Hi Kelly,
      Your name is in the hat . . . Good Luck
      I'm happy that you like my angels.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  40. Hello Connie, I'm from Bulgaria and wish you Happy Anniversry. Sorry for my english.

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    1. Hello and welcome.
      Thank you.
      Connie :)

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  41. Love your cards, Connie. Wish we were closer so we could make cards together! - Revis

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    1. Hi Revis, that would be so much fun!!!
      Merry Christmas and good luck on the give-away.
      Your blogging sister, Connie

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  42. Hi Connie
    Thanks fo stopping by my blog. This book looks like lots of fun and I'd love to be entered in your giveaway.
    Greetings, and stay warm!
    Fiona

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    1. Hello Fiona, thank you for visiting, too.
      Merry Christmas and good luck on the give-away.
      Your blogging sister, Connie

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  43. Hi Connie,

    Congratulations!!! Isn't the blogging community just amazing. The book looks like a lot of fun. And your cards are cute - I'm a big ME fan so I'm partial to the first card.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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    1. Hi Kay, it is always nice to see you. Thanks for this sweet visit.
      Merry Christmas and good luck on the give-away.
      Your blogging sister, Connie

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  44. congrats on your one year mark, connie! you are so sweet to do a give away--awesome book and your cards are darling! thanks so much for the chance!

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    1. Hello Lyn, thanks for the congrats . . . i appreciate it :)
      Merry Christmas and good luck on the give-away.
      Your blogging sister, Connie

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  45. Connie,
    Wishing you a very happy anniversery and a Happy New Year! Congratulations on 1 year of blogging!

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    1. Hi Carlo and thanks so much :)
      Merry Christmas and good luck on the give-away.
      Your blogging sister, Connie

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  46. What a great giveaway, Connie! I'm happy to be a follower and to be your blogging friend. :-)

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    1. Hi Melanie,
      You are a sweetie, thank you!
      Merry Christmas and good luck on the give-away.
      Your blogging sister, Connie

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  47. Hi Connie, what nice prizes! I thought that I was a follower already, but it accepted me so maybe I wasn't. Sorry about that.

    Kathy M.

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    1. Hi Kathy, it is very nice to see you.
      I thought you were, too, LOL
      Merry Christmas and good luck on the give-away.
      Your blogging sister, Connie

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  48. These are so much fun, why haven't I seen one before. So adorable. I'll take one of these cards over flowers any day!

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    1. Hello Desiree, that is such a sweet thing to say, thank you :)
      Merry Christmas and good luck on the give-away.
      Your blogging sister, Connie

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  49. Happy Anniversary! I like making cards too. They're so much nicer than store bought...and cheaper too. :-)

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    1. Hi Thank you and good luck on the give-away. It is a lot of fun making cards, and I think that most people that receive a handmade card feel the love that went into it. :)

      That's the best part.
      Your blogging sister Connie :)

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