Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Introducing Xyron's NEW Design Team Members - and Day 2 of Giveaways!

Last week we announced six new Xyron Design Team members - and today we want to introduce them to you!  We are SO excited to have some fresh new faces...leave them a comment here on the blog (and check out their personal blogs) and one lucky winner will receive paper packs from DCWV and Colorbok, and a Mega Runner and 1.5" create-a-sticker from Xyron!  I'll announce the winner tomorrow morning on my Facebook page!




name: Tina McDonald
lives in: New Brunswick, Canada 
blog: www.tinamcd-mysanity.blogspot.com
why we love her: Her tutorials are FANTASTIC and she uses a variety of different techniques on each project.
a little bit about her: I am 35 years old and live with my hubby of 12 years and our 5 beautiful children! Life is busy but exciting!!  Scrapping is my release from every day reality! I've been scrapping for about 8 years. I draw my inspiration from life around me!! Everything from the looks on my children's faces, to their clothes, to music we listen to and emotions in our daily life! My style is hard to pinpoint... but is kind of romantic, often simple, and slightly shabby by times. I love layering, B&W photo's and journaling strips!! I'm a Layout gal...  I love the photo's and the journaling... this is what it's all about for me! :) That is they WHY behind doing what I do! I have also grown to love creating cards and off the page style projects. I've had the honor of being on several fabulous Design Team's. I am presently designing for Spellbinders Paper Arts and WOW Embossing Powder US. I have had the honor of being published in several great magazines and books! (Scrapbook Trends, Canadian Scrapbooker, Summerset Memories, Create: Family, Scrapbooking and Beyond, Crafts N'Things and Scrapbook and Cards Today and more). I am so excited to be embarking on this new journey with Xyron! I look forward to inspiring you all and being inspired in return!


layout by Tina McDonald


name: Linda Abadie
lives in: Fairfax, Virginia
blog: http://lindaabadie.com
why we love her: We've been wanting to broaden our horizons in to the world of mixed media art, and Linda was the PERFECT fit.
a little bit about her: I am a Registered Nurse during the day and an avid papercrafter, who love painting and mixed media art. I was introduced to crafting at a very young age. I just love being creative and trying new techniques. Creating art has become therapy for me. It brings me happiness and helps me stay positive in life. I have adored Xyron products since I first discovered it and I am so thrilled to be a part of the team. I am excited to start this creative journey and share my creations with you.


layout by Linda Abadie


name: Van Nguyen 
lives in: Today - Rhode Island.  Tomorrow - San Diego!
blog: http://likethecar.blogspot.com
why we love her: Her clean and colorful projects, her photography, and we thought her Project 100 idea was genius! 
a little bit about her: I started scrapbooking right at the end of my maternity leave in mid 2010 with my amazingly strong-willed yet sweet daughter, Charlotte.  While I had slowly collected crafting things since I was a little girl (i.e. stickers, stamps, pretty paper), my desire to document her life really pushed me to pursue the hobby a bit more seriously.  It didn't take long before I acquired an extensive collection of supplies to satiate my scrappy appetite.  After I returned to work as a big firm attorney, I found creative refuge in scrapbooking.  Scrapbooking also gave me an outlet to write my family history - both the major and mundane events in life.  The preservation of history - this was a topic I studied as a student of public history in both college and graduate school.  Who knew that my academic studies would one day help mold how I scrapbooked?!  :)


I was born and raised in San Diego in a traditional Vietnamese home.  After high school, I left the mild southern California sunshine and bounced around the world - from Connecticut to Wisconsin, Hanoi to Melbourne.  I eventually found myself back in California for law school.  During law school, I married my high school sweetheart and best friend.  After a year of long-distance marriage, we finally found ourselves back home in San Diego.  This past September, with military orders in hand, I quit my big firm job and we moved our family of three to Rhode Island.  For the past seven months, I fully immersed myself in scrapping, crafting, and cooking as much as my daughter lets me.  In mid-May, my daughter and I will move back home to San Diego while my husband continues his military training and then deployment elsewhere.  
layout by Van Nguyen


name: Sharon Callis
lives in: Ardee, Co Louth, Ireland
blog: http://www.sharoncalliscrafts.blogspot.com
why we love her: Sharon could quite possibly be the Queen of the Xyron Creatopia.  Her 3-d cards completely blew us away...just look at the rest of the photos of the cake card you see below.
a little bit about her: I am 37 years old and I live in Ireland with my husband Kieran and my three children. I have been crafting for over twenty five years since high school. I started cardmaking ten years ago and I love love love it. My other passions are needlework, dollshouses, home furnishings, painting, drawing, 3d paper art and model making. I spend a lot of time designing, sketching layouts and drawing.  Last year I was crowned Cardmaking and Papercraft/ Quick Cards Made Easy Magazine Cardmaker of the Year 2011. I believe that using Xyron Adhesive products played a major part in me winning the title.  I used Xyron Adhesive products in creating all my entries. My work has been published in Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine, Papercraft Essentails, Creative Cardmaking and on Xyron facebook. I am beyond thrilled to be joining the Xyron Design team and I cannot wait to share my projects with you. 


card by Sharon Callis


name: Christina Heeren 
lives in: Des Moines, IA
blog: http://christinaheeren.blogspot.com/
why we love her: Christina has the ability to turn every day items in to creative, fabulous projects.  Her home decor ideas make us happy!
a little bit about her: I have been married to my wonderful and supportive husband, Doug, for 18 years. I have been blessed with four children who keep me inspired and on my toes! I started papercrafting over 14 years ago when my oldest son was born.  I love to create mini albums, scrapbook pages, cards, 3D projects, and more. When I'm not playing with paper I love to hang out with my family, volunteer at my children's schools, and work on my photography skills. I am very excited to be part of the team and can't wait to share my projects with you.


projects by Christina Heeren



name: Linda Neff
lives in: Howell, MI
blog: http://linda-neff.com/
why we love her: Her use of different mediums and techniques made us swoon, and her love of fabric made her the perfect choice as we expand in to the world of fabric crafting with our Creatopia!
a little bit about her: I discovered through my first attempt at scrapbooking I could create art – my way. With rubber stamps, inks, paints, paper, fabric and other mediums, I create a soft, vintage look that is sometimes natural and sometimes a bit more romantic, but always evolving. I enjoy making mini albums, scrapbook pages and wall art to capture my little scrapped treasures.


The mother of three adult children, I live with my retired husband in Michigan and spend my time designing and teaching classes. I am Ranger certified and currently am a Design Team member for Art GlitterGlobecraft Memories and now Xyron. I am always on the lookout for new techniques. I encourage others to dive head-first into the art of papercrafting, whether it be scrapbooking, stamping or altered art.


projects by Linda Neff

These fantastic ladies join our current fabulous Design Team members:

Jessica Barnett

Ann Corbiere-Scott

Stacy Rodriquez

Angela Ploegman
Tammy Caudell

Kay Brown

We can't wait to see what they create together - hope you'll join us for the inspiration!

PS - Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win!



108 comments:

  1. Hello there Tina, Kay, Tammy, Angela, Stacy, Ann, Jessica, Linda, Christina, Sharon, Van, and Linda!!

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  2. Congrats to the newest team members! I am loving this new blogs site! Thanks Beth for the chance to win!
    Sue O

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  3. Great Team!!!Fantastic work,ladies!!!!!!Thanks for this Great Giveaway!
    http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com

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  4. Love that you have people that craft all of the time on here! Makes it more interesting and 'real'. Good luck to all of the new bloggers! :-)

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  5. Can't wait to see the creations from these talented ladies!

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  6. congrats ladies. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  7. 'Hello Everybody' - can't wait to see what you all come up with :)

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  8. You ladies are so talented!

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  9. Loving the new site and Welcome to all the ladies! Thanks for a wonderful chance!

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  10. Can't wait to see what you ladies share with us!!

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  11. Looks like a great team, and a great prize package too!

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  12. Even though I don't have as much time as I would like to create, I LOVE to see what ya'll are doing and the great ideas you have! I am planning my retirement (a long way away) one idea at a time! LOL...

    Kim Bowers

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  13. There is hope for me. The new dt members will bring us all inspiration.

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  14. Always looking for inspiration! Thanks ladies. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. Great pages guys. Looking forward to seeing more from you.

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  16. I love the diverse group you have here! So excited to see more projects! Congrats to all!

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  17. Hello Ladies! Can hardly wait to see all the new designs.

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  18. Welcome wonderful ladies! It is fun to get to know you! And what a great giveaway!

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  19. Congrats to all wonderful team members, love all your work!

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  20. Congrats to all of the Awesome Team Members. Love all the Projects beautiful.
    Wow how Sweet is that. Amazing giveaways you all Rock. thanks for sharing everyones work and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  21. Hello to all new ladies! Congratulations! !!!!!

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  22. Congrats!! What a fabulous DT Xyron has! Beautiful projects! Can't wait to see all they have in store for us!

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  23. Great team! Love their work ;)

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  24. WOW!!! What a creative and inspirational Design Team. Congratulations and welcome to all the ladies. Such wonderful work and I can't wait to see what else they come up with. Thanks for sharing your great projects. Great Giveaway from Xyron too. Thanks

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  25. Congrats to all the new team members! Love the prize package too. Have a great day all!

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  26. What a wonderful design team! I can't wait to start exploring their individual blogs.

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  27. Wow! there is serious talent here! Tina, I love all the soft layers and fringe antique edges. So elegant and vintage! Linda Abadie, amazing use of color. Reminds me of my favorite painter, Csaba Markus! Van, yours is so happy and cheery. Like sunshine! Sharon, that is a brilliant design! Christine, you make want to travel! Linda Neff, I love all the layers and the color combos of the vintage browns and blues. It's very soft yet not too feminine! And, thank you for the giveaway!!!!

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  28. Congrats to the new team members!

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  29. Congrats to the new additions to the team! Lots of great talent!

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  30. Wow what a great looking team, I am looking forward to the inspiration!

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  31. Congrats to the new team...looking forward to seeing their creations!

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  32. Such beautiful project, inspirational for sure. Thanks for sharing your talents, I can't wait to see more.

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  33. So nice to meet the new team members. Also thank you for the chance to win!

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  34. Hello to the new design team
    Sam Eagle
    SAnneEagle42@yahoo.com

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  35. Congrats to the new design team members! Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us.

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  36. nice to meet all the team members!!! Can't wait to see what creations will be shown our way!

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  37. Congratulations on making the team! I look forward to seeing what amazing ideas you all come up with!

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  38. It looks like there is quite a group of talented women on that team! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  39. Cannot wait to see what these talented ladies have in store for the awesome world of Xyron. I am so excited to see their creations!! Congrats everyone.

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  40. Hi ladies, I look forward to all the inspiration I am going to get from your projects!

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  41. Congratulations to the new team members! It's a pleasure meeting you!

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  42. Congrats ladies. Wonderful project, love them all.

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  43. Congratulations to the new inductees! What an honor! Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize pack.

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  44. Congrats ladies! I have to say, that birthday cake card by Sharon is impressive! :D

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  45. wowwy wow! These ladies are fantastic! Can't wait to see what they'll be making!
    Thanks!
    Lisa

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  46. Beautiful! Great inspiration.

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  47. Congratulations to the new DT members! I can't wait to see what you all create!

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  48. Looks like good inspiration headed our way!

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  49. Congratulations to all of the new design team members! What an honor! I can't wait to see their new ideas and how they will inspire me!

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  50. So many of these ladies are familiar to me. You picked a great team!

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  51. Congratulations to the new design team members! I cannot wait to see the creativity coming out of Xyron with the new crop of endless talent. You guys are inspiring! I can only dream of someday doing something as fantastic as belonging to such a cool design team.

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  52. Whoo Hoo! A Michigan woman on the team now! Even better...she is just down the road! Congrats Ladies!

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  53. Howdy, ladies, and congratulations! Just a "how y'all doin'? from North Carolina and a thank you for the chance to win!

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  54. great team.... great products

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  55. Howdy, ladies, and congratulations! Just a "how y'all doin'? from North Carolina and a thank you for the chance to win!

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  56. Hi ladies! Congrats to the new team, I cant wait to see your creations!

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  57. I love this new blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

    scar12350@aol.com

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  58. Hi Design Team! Congrats to the new ladies! I love your projects! So many beautiful ideas filled with WOW factors! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  59. Can't wait to see all the wonderful projects . . . . .

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  60. Congrats, Ladies for being on the design team for Xyron! I have already seen some great projects. I can't wait until I see more!

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  61. Thanks for the giveaway!!! I love scrapping!

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  62. I am certainly looking forward to seeing all the fantastic inspiration these ladies will bring here.Congratulations to all of you.

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  63. Congratulations ladies, it is an inspoiration to read your stories and hear about your creative pursuits. Look forward to seeing many beautiful projects!

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  64. Liked all of the projects but especially liked the pink birthday card. Congratulations to the new members of the design team.

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    1. CONGRATS marylouh!! You are the winner!! If you'll email me at aintshecrafty@gmail.com with your mailing address I'll get it boxed up and ready to go. Yippea!

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  65. Congrats to the new design team!!!!

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  66. I had to pin the LO you featured by Van Nguyen, too cute. Congrats to all the ladies.

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  67. wow love what they have already done ...looking forward to seeing what they do in the future ...congrats to the new members of the design team ....

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  68. Congrats to the new team members!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  69. So many new blogs to check out for inspiration. Congratulations to the new members. I am looking forward to following your crafting as design team members.

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  70. O my gosh! you have added truly great, creative artists to the group. Kudos.

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  71. Congrats and welcome to the new team. Looks like a super-talented group with lots of fresh and exciting ideas!

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  72. Wow, such wonderful ideas and faces! Looking forward to all the great inspiration! Love all the products and would love a chance to win;-)

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  73. Welcome to the team can't wait to see your work!

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  74. I'm looking forward to seeing what all you ladies have in store for us.

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  75. Congratulations, ladies. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  76. I love scrapbooking and am looking to get into more paper crafting areas. These women should inspire me to do just that.

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  77. Welcome to the Xyron team,Angela,Tammy,Kay, Tina,Linda,Van,Stacy,Ann,Sharon,Christina,Linda and Jessica. Wish you all the very best and looking forward to all your new designs. Beth thank you for a chance to win for the giveaway. Sincerely,Desiree

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  78. Welcome new and returning members. Can't wait to see good stuff!

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  79. Very impressive, I'll be keeping my eye on them for more beautiful stuff!!!

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  80. Looks like a great new team! Thanks for the opportunity to win some great stuff!!

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  81. Cool giveaway, Thank you for he opportunity. :)

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  82. Wow! So many lovely faces! Congratulations on joining the design team!

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  83. Nice to meet the new team! I love the projects shown...thanks for the chance to win!

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  84. Congrats to the new members and the ones returning. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  85. Looking forward to all the new projects. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  86. Congrats to the new DT, projecrs shown are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

    StefanieH

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  87. Looks like you have a great team! Thanks for introducing them!

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  88. Already a fan of Linda's, good choice, you won't be disappointed! Can't wait to see what the others bring

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  89. Wow! This is an awesomely talented Team!!

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  90. How exciting - everyone seems to bring unique skils - I am looking forward to seeing more of what they all create. Thanks!

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  91. Welcome everyone. Looking forward to lots of fun things. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  92. Congratulations to ALL the lucky, talented ladies! Thanks also for the opportunity to try out.
    Creative Wishes
    Claire S.
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  94. Congrats to the ladies, I can't wait to see what you ladies come up with.

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  95. oooooooh...Love what I've seen, so far.... can't wait to see more.... Congrats to all of you!!!!
    --Robin

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  96. Toal awesomness, and whoop for Tina our local girlie:))

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  97. Wow! what an absolute talented group of crafty crafters!!!! I'm really excited to see what everyone comes up with and all the inspiration we'll get! Great job and thanks for a chance to win!!! Ciao db:)

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  98. Welcome ladies! I love all the colorful projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  99. A big welcome to all the girls here, I can´t wait to see, what they´ll come up with here soon. I know of a couple of you already and knows, that is some really awesome work, so expect the resty to be just as great. I´m so exited to see what you´ll all bring us here of great ideas and inspiration. Best of luck to all of you on this new path.

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