Monday, May 7, 2012

Make A Change Monday: New Blog and FIVE DAYS of giveaways!!

When I originally started my MAC Monday list earlier this year, one of the things towards the top of my list was to "improve the appearance of my blog". Early on I realized that I wasn't going to be able to do that on my own - (see this blog post if you are even thinking about starting a blog or overhauling yours by yourself) so I enlisted the help of the fabulous MaieDae - and after MANY months (totally my fault...I'm sort of a procrastinator), you see before you the result of many hours of research and color choices and design options - and I couldn't be happier!

So to celebrate...I'm having giveaways ALL WEEK LONG!!!!!! 

I'm still working on a few things - still trying to sort my posts by "type" (military life, kids crafts, etc), figure out the spacing problem, feel my way around blogger, etc - but PLEASE let me know if something is missing, or a link doesn't work - and after you've poked around leave me a comment. 

I'll select a winner every morning - so today's winner will be announced (on my FB page and via email) tomorrow morning, then I'll post another giveaway tomorrow, and so it will go all week!


Today's giveaway contains paper packs from DCWV and Colorbök, paper and stamps from BasicGrey's new PB&J collection, and a Mega Runner and 1.5" create-a-sticker from Xyron!
Thanks so much for being along on this ride with me...with this new blog we've got some WONDERFUL new things planned - can't wait to share them with you!

182 comments:

  1. love learning new stuff..... i have a feeling this will be great! Thanks!!

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  2. Updating a blog is alot of work! Yours is looking great! Can't wait to see all the fun things this week!

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  3. Can't wait to see what all you have in store! Looks like a great giveaway too!

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  4. I just started my craft blog. Takes a while to get it up and running. I would love to enter your contest~ Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I know blogger is a little confusing....Im still trying to figure out things myself. LOL>.. Yours looks great. I cant wait to come back and see more... :)

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  6. Would love to redo my blog, but it's a big undertaking and I'm so computer challenged!! Looks awesome and can't wait to see what you're going to be up to!

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  7. Thanks for updating I love your blog,I love to craft and I use a lot of xyron products they make crafting so easy!

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  8. I really need to get back into blogging myself. It's been about a year since I last posted. I have no time!

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  9. I love trying to "keep up" with you Beth! Would love to win the paper packs!

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  10. Wow - good for you! I don't even know how to put a button on my blog. Good luck with everything you are trying to do. Can't wait to see the finished version!

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  11. I love the new look of your blog, Beth! WOOT WOOT! Can't wait for more! Crafting is so much fun with great products!

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  12. I'll be stopping by often!

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  13. What a fun giveaway, love xyron products, and of course I'm a scrap-aholic!

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  14. I love your Blog, no matter how it looks! I learn something new everyday by following!
    Congrats on the new Blog! Looking forward to the everyday inspiration!
    Sue O

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  15. Looking forward to following your Blog!!!

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  16. :) Can't wait to see all the fun stuff you have in store!

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  17. Beth the blog looks great! Looking forwards to all the great knowledge to come from your entries! Happy New Blog Launch Day!

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  18. my blog needs a new uplift as well. good luck, and i'm sure we'll all still be sticking around....

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  19. Looks wonderful!!! I need to fix mine also and dreading it. Would love to win this package of awesome products!!!

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  20. Happy New Blog to you!!Looking forward to seeing more great things! Thanks for a chance to win some really fun prizes!

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  21. Love our blog! So bright and cheerful! Love what you created here!

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  22. Loving the new blog look! And thanks for the chance to win some fantastic prizes!

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  23. I love xyron and their products!! Thanks for the new blog and I did subscribe.

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  24. I found you thanks to Xyron. Looking forward to seeing & sharing in your creativity.

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  25. Love your blog!! You are so creative!!!

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  26. The blog looks great! Love the tutorials. Cheers!

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  27. The blog looks great! I love xyron!

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  28. I tried and was redirected - let's see if this works. Always looking for new inspiration - and winning a prize wouldn't be all bad either : )

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  29. Congrats on your new blog. It look amazing. I love love Xyron and use there products.
    thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  30. Love the blog, I made sure to subscribe. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

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  31. Great looking blog! Good luck on this new adventure!

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  32. I'm looking forward to learning some new things - thanks!

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  33. I love the look of your blog! I think everyone envies that you actually managed to get yours changed. So many of us keep thinking about it but never quite get around to it! I am looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us as we go along! Thanks for a great giveaway,.

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  34. Your blog looks great!!
    I found you through Xyron's post on FB.
    Sounds like a fun blog to follower, so I did and subscribed also.

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  35. Your blog looks great! Looking forward to following and learning new ideas;-)

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  36. Love your MaC posts. Blog looks nice too, clean and simple. Kudos to you for that, I can never do it because I always want more, and more, and more!

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  37. Can't believe how great and helpful your site is, keep it up :)

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  38. I also found your blog through xyron's FB post. Sounds like a blog is tons of work, but yours is looking awesome!

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  39. Looking forward to your blog! Looks great!!

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  40. Found your blog thru FB and can't wait to see more of what you have in store!!! Love technology that give us new "creative" sites!!!

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  41. Love the new look and can not wait to see all the exciting things you have planned for it.

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  42. As always, you are a great inspiration! ;)

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  43. I've been a fan of yours and Xyron for years now and love you both! blog looks great and can't wait for all the goodies and fun! Ciao db:)

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  44. Congratulations! On your new blog fantastic!

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  45. Well I finally found the new blog. Congrats. I have really enjoyed your blogs. Thanks so much.

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  46. I love the simplicity of the blog, it looks wonderful!

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  47. I found your blog through Xyron's FB post today. I loved reading about your blogging journey! Very inspiring and helpful - thank you. I look forward to following your blog and your adventures! Thanks for having a great giveaway!

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  48. Looks great!!! So excited to be inspired!!

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  49. I always enjoy your thoughts. Congrats on the new blog.

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  50. Great new look! Very exciting!

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  51. Can't wait to start following your blog!

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  52. Great new look, very excited to see whats coming next!

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  53. I hear what you're saying about the challenge of blogging! I just don't even know where to start! One day, I'll bite the bullet and do it but in the meantime, I enjoy following others' blogs, including yours which looks great - might inspire me to put more of an effort into it. Thanks.

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  54. Love the new blog but what I really enjoy is the thoughts you share on change each week.

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    1. Thank you so much! MaC Mondays have been quite an eye opener for me as well! It has made me more open to learning new things!

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  55. Your Blog looks great! I'm loving the color scheme of it. I'm following you and have signed up for email subscription because I love to enjoy my morning coffee with pretty blog posts. Congratulations on your redesign!

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  56. I am new to your blog, and I find it is a wonderful example of what a blog should be. I am looking forward to reading it daily and also looking forward to winning one of the giveaways! Thank you for your inspiration

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  57. I like the new look of your blog. I have your old one bookmarked so I will have to change it out. Let the celebration begin!

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  58. Great start, Beth. Can't wait to see what's next :-)
    --Robin

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  59. Linked you up everywhere so that I have access to your creative awesomeness! Looking forward to it all!

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  60. I'm following you now. cangraats on your blog, it looks great.

    Thanks
    StefanieH

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  61. Beth, I poked around (would have even if you did not ask, I am a complete techie:-) and I am glad to tell you that all links seem fine. And man, those are two HUGE dogs, I gotta say... but at least they seem to help emptying the dishwasher!! Did not know about coffee... I actually thought the opposite! Ha... learn something new every day. Love the new look of the blog. Love your giveaways. Love your FB posts...

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    1. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Beatrice!!!! I am happy to share the world's weirdest tidbits of info with you! :)

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  62. Your blog looks great! Thanks so much for having this awesome giveaway!

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  63. Fantastic blog Beth! I look forward to reading your posts on your updated blog!

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  64. Congratulations on the new look!!! I'll be coming here every day for tips, inspiration and new products.

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  65. Your blog looks good. Thanks for the chance to win and for your ideas.

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  66. Wow....Ain't she fancy! Looks great! Now come over and do mine!

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  67. love the look of your blog - mine really needs updated but it's a lot of work

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  68. Super generous prize pack, blog looks great!

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  69. Congrats. Looks really great. Love the way you've decided to celebrate! :)

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  70. Enjoy discovering you.....it gets my creative juices flowing. Thanks for great ideas. Indymi ink.

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  71. Can't wait to see what is store for us. I. Love following blogs you learn so much from all the creative minds out there.

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  72. I have high aims to redo my blog - but it gets to be all consuming for me. Will be following you closely this week !

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  73. Such a cool giveaway! Sometimes i go weeks that i don't blog, but i love to put my projects out there.
    Check me out at: lovnmystuff.blogger.com

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  74. I didn't find any problems. Thank you for the fantastic giveaway!

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  75. Can't wait to see what all you have in store!

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  76. Recently started my own blog at createdinny.blogspot.com and it was not as easy as I thought. Stop by and visit when you get a chance. Looking forward to loads of info and techniques and thanks for the chance to win something.

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  77. Dear Beth, The blogging world is fabulous and each day you learn something new. Welcome aboard and thanks for these gifts. Looking forward to lots of crafting news from you. Congrats and best of luck.

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  78. Good for you....and us ! Thanks for having us be a part of your blog. I love it !

    Julie

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  79. Just heard about your blog from Xyron - looks good so far! Thanks for the giveaways!

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  80. This is all looking good Beth (although I *am* having a little trouble with the pale-coloured font on your links - could just be my eyesight getting worse!), I shall certainly be following you.

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    1. Thanks Jo! That is exactly the kind of feedback I am interested in! Appreciate it!

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  81. WOW girl..you have so many on here to 'Welcome' your new blog! I love the background color Beth!!! Love it I say! Of course I would LOVE to win BG!!! Fabulous papers!! Good luck with your new blog hon...gotta go work on mine!! Havent been there for a while! YIKE!! See ya back on FB!! XX

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  82. I think your blog looks great! Keep up the hard work, in time you will have it where you want it! Thanks for the giveaways!

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  83. This site looks like it's going to be a lot of fun. Looking forward to seeing everything and learning new things.:) Thank you.

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  84. The blog looks great! Very nice. Congratulations!

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  85. Looking good celebrity girl!! You always have so many neat ideas, looking forward to you sharing them!!

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  86. Beth, I love the title of your blog!! You are doing a great job and I am looking forward to all the many wonderful things you will share. You have put in a lot of work and talent into this. Thank you. Congratulations, job well started. I say started because....a blog is never done. :)

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  87. Came over from fb. Congratulation and looking forward to some new and great inspirations. Following under grandl. Thanks for sharing.

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  88. The blog looks good. I like the clean, simple look. Now I just need more time to explre deeper.

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  89. Thanks for initing to your new blog!

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  90. Found your link on Xyron. Looking forward to following you and all you have to share on being crafty and life.

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  91. I'm a procrastinator also. I work best under pressure. The blog looks good. It always takes awhile to get everything perfect.

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  92. Your blog is great - so easy to find everything and I love that I found you on Lifetime through the link.

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  93. The blog is great! What a cool package. Thanks for the chance!

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  94. love the new blog!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Anne

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  95. Been following you on Pinterest and Facebook -- looking forward to your blog!! Looking good :)

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  96. Looking good! Can't wait to follow the blog. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  97. What a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to hear angels sing once again :)

    JaM

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  98. I'm sure this has been a huge undertaking. I have been looking into creating my own blog. I will check out your link. Really looks good so far! I'll be checking back all week :) have a great day, beth.

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  99. Yay for getting your new blog up and running! It is looking great! Blogs are a lot of work but very rewarding, and yours looks fabulous :) Thanks for the fun giveaway celebration!

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  100. Beth,

    Your blog is wonderful!! I'll make sure to check it out often. Thanks for the chance to win a prize.

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  101. Looking forward to following the blog. Love it.

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  102. It looks great! Of course...I'm excited about the give aways..Good luck to everyone!:)

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  103. Like your new blog! Congratulations and looking forward to all you have share with us! Pat

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  104. Love your new blog! Looking forward to seeing great project ideas from you and of cos goodies too haha

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  105. Looking forward to what you have in store. You always do amazing projects.

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    1. Megsmome - CONGRATS!!!!!! You are the winner of Monday's giveaway!!!! If you will email me at aintshecrafty@gmail.com with your mailing address we'll get it out to you by the end of the week. Yippea!!!

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  106. Love the look! thanks for the chance to win!

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  107. Love your new look - fresh and inspiring - exactly what I need for some project motivation!

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  108. How exciting to see the new blog - congrats!! I'm looking foward to seeing what you've got in store. And of course, thanks for the chance to win.

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  109. It takes a lot of love and work to get a blog looking good. Congrats on making yours fabulous!

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  110. I look forward to reading your blog on a regular basis. Thanks so much for the chance to win your giveaway too!

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  111. Beth, your blog is awesome blog, it is alot of work to change it over. I am looking forward to see some great inspirational ideas on your new blog. Congrats and thanks for sharing your informations with us!!!!

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  112. thanks for the chance to win ... I'm looking forward to seeing your ideas & projects!

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  113. I love your blog look! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  114. Your blog is looking great, Mine is far from organized... I need to work on that!
    <3 Pam
    MzLavr2sCreations@live.com

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  115. It's looking great and I can't wait for what you have in store for us!

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  116. Love the new look but, new or not, your blog was always awesome!

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  117. enjoying the ride.......you always have wonderful information, Beth. I'm glad I'm not the only procrastinator! Best wishes and Thank you.

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  118. Crafts are my life, so I'm loving it.

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  119. LIke the header. Looks like it is going great!!

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  120. love the idea of new things and having fun at the same time
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  121. Looks like some great crafts will be heading my way! Time to bookmark your page. :)
    dandydew at gmail dot com

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  122. Love the new blog! Your giveaways are so awesome! Thanks for the chance to win! I love these companies!

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  123. Love the blog and the giveaways sound great!

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  124. Great new blog...love fresh & new stuff...talking about stuff, your giveaway is on overload!! THANKS!
    Creative wishes,
    Claire S.

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  125. Love your blog! I found lots of interesting things here. I am a tutorial fanatic. I also love the GREAT giveaway items. DCWV, Xyron, Basic Grey and actually all of the products are top-notch! Thanks for a great blog and chance to win something!

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  126. looks great so far!! looking forward to following!!

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  127. blog looks great! Thanks for yet another source of inspiration.

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  128. Looks like another wonderful place to find inspiration for all the things we love to scrap.

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  129. Thanks for the fun giveaway package opportunity! I found your blog via Xyron's FB page.

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  130. Enjoyed my visit to your new blog and thanks for the opportunity to win a giveaway package.

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  131. awesome can't wait to see what you have to share.

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  132. I especially like your blog when you are goofy. I can relate.

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  133. Your blog looks great. Thanks for a chance to win

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  134. Hi Beth,

    Your blog looks great! I love the clean, fresh look of it. Thanks for all that you do and a big thank you for offering a prize package. Take care!

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  135. It looks great!!Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  136. Congradution on your blog it lookd great. Thanks for the chnce to win.

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  137. Yippeee, another crafty blog to follow.

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  138. Love the Look!!!!New follower!!
    Migdalia Rodriguez
    http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com

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  139. I love your new blog. I am a new follower:-) Hello!!! Thank you for the wonderful contest. I am off to peruse your blog.

    Vickie

    vbarton24@gmail.com

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  140. Sounds like a great new resource for ideas!

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  141. Love the look of the new blog. I subscribe in email, so I had to come over a take a look in person. Looks great! Thanks for the chance at some great prizes!

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  142. The blog looks great. Haven't tried all the buttons, but so far so good! Thanks for the chance to win great prizes, love prizes!

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  143. Congrats on the new blog! Thanks for the give-a-ways :)

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  144. I love the clean look of the new blog. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  145. Congrats on the new blog! Fresh! Thank you for the chance to win also!

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  146. Beth, LOVE your mini bio (under your pic!) So jealous that you get to do what you love and get paid for it! One comment on the blog page... I love the look of your page, and it may be b/c I use Chrome as my browser, but all I can see as the title is "AIN'T SHE CRAFT" (no Y). Thanks for sharing all the great info on your blog!

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  147. Love the new blog! Thanks for the chance to win prizes.

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  148. Looks great, Beth! I haven't tackled a blog yet. Maybe someday??? Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes!

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  149. sooo excited!!! Thanks so very much for my chance to win can't wait to see more this week!
    Lisa
    lisascreativeniche at gmail.com

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  150. A lovely new blog! I look forward to stopping by often! Best wishes!

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  151. Like the look of your blog! Thanks for the chance to win one of the nice prizes!

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  152. The blog looks great; you can tell you've put a lot of work into it. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  153. cute photo!! love your blog. please continue to share with us!!!

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  154. Congrats on the new blog. I'm a follower and can't wait to see what you share.

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  155. congrats on the new blog ...nothing like the fun of winning something new to craft with always is fun to enter ...just thinking what i can do with the stuff is just as much fun as winning it I think :) if all else fails and i do not win eventually down the road i think hey i remember that and wanted to do this with it ....then i do as it is fun to be excited about things ...thanks for giving me the chance to dream :) ....

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  156. Love your new Blog! I am certain many new and wonderful things are to come. I look forward to using products blogged on your page and using the many creative Ideas.

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  157. Hi,nice to meet you, I' m Sonia from Italy, I follow Sharon and then I found you on her new post blog:)
    Your blog is very beautiful like your works. Can I partecipate in you giveway?I have the plesure if you came to my blog for a visit/ for comment/ for became follower( if you like my cards) and I'll very happy:)
    Hugs,
    Sonia

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  158. The blog is looking good and I am excited! Giveaways aren't bad either LOVE to win!!

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  159. Love your blog and just signed up to subscribe to it. Be fun learning about what not to do, before I start a blog. (If ever) Your giveaways are so great. Can't wait to see if I can win anything. Love all these products. Thanks for all the great information and product info.

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  160. Love the new ideas, I'm scraplifting already

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  161. Congratulations on your blog and thanks for the giveaways, hope I win one.

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  162. i had so much fun going through your blog. I love to watch tutorials and all your TV presentations. That stimulates my creativity. Thanks for sharing. Sue

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  163. What's not to love about this giveaway? The products are exceptional and I already use a few of them. Would love to try the ones I haven't. Thank you for offering this giveaway.

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