Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Blog Award Thanks and a GIVEAWAY!!

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a great week so far!! I am so late in thanking some people for blog awards and I sincerely apologize.


First, I would like to thank my sweet friend Alessia from A Casa di Ale for gifting me with the Premio Dardos!! This award was invented by the Spanish writer Alberto Zambade in 2008. "This is recognition for every blogger for his commitment to transmit cultural, ethical, literary and personal." I am so honored!! Thank you again, Alessia!!


Next, I would like to thank several dear friends for giving me the Sunshine Blogger Award (in the order the award was received):

Shirl - Creations by Shirl
Lee-AnnSnappy Scraps
MoniCrafty Moni
KristanBabycakes

Thank you so much!! I appreciate it and am so honored that you thought of me!!

Now for the rules:
  1. Include award logo in blog post and thank the blogger who gave it to you & include a link back.
  2. Answer 10 questions about yourself that you have made up.
So here are the ten questions about me...

1) How did I get started crafting?
I used to watch all the crafting shows DIY and HGTV used to air...I first saw Tim Holtz on the Carol Duvall Show.

2) Favorite craft products?
I have so many, but to narrow it down, I am completely hooked on Spellbinders. My goal is to own every single set :) I also love all Tim Holtz products, especially his stamps, dies and inks.

3) Crafting tool I use on a daily basis?
My Tim Holtz retractable craft pick. It can be used for so many things. My craft area might be a mess, and I can never find anything I need, but I always know where my craft pick is :)

4) Hobbies outside of crafting #1?
I am a voracious reader. I average about three books a week. It would be a toss-up which I love more...craft stores or book stores. I could spend hours in both.

5) Hobbies outside of crafting #2?
I love exercise. I try to get in two 45 minute workouts a day, once in the morning and once at night. I treated myself to a NordicTrack treadmill for Christmas on Black Friday and have already put it to good use.

6) Hobbies outside of crafting #3?
I love to travel. Three more states and I'll have my bucket list item crossed off of visiting all 50. Another bucket item is all seven continents, and I still have four to go.

7) Strangest thing that's ever happened to me?
I once found a leg in the middle of the road.

8) Oh wait, you want to know more about the leg??!! Okay, a friend and I were driving, we rounded a curve and there was something lying in the middle of the road. He swerved to avoid it and then we looked at each other and asked, "was that a leg??" at the same time. We drive a few feet and off to the side of the road was a man standing beside his motorcycle with, you guessed it, one leg. So we turned around as soon as we could, drove back to the leg and I got out and picked it up. We drove up to him and he was so thankful. Both of his legs were prosthetic and he couldn't balance the bike and pick up his other leg, so he didn't know what to do. He had just received a new set of legs the day before and they didn't fit properly.

8) Second strangest thing that's happened to me?
A few years ago, I took my mom to a doctor's appointment. I waited for her in the car and I happened to look up and out the doors of the hospital, a girl in a white gown came running out barefoot, her long black hair flying behind her like a cape. She was trying to hold the gown together and run as fast as she could. She crossed four lanes of traffic without looking back. A few seconds later, a cop came running out, looking all around for her. He saw me, came and asked me if I had seen the girl, and I told him which direction she ran. It turns out, she was wanted for several crimes, including a police chase in which she crashed, and she fled while being treated. They eventually found her hours later but I have no idea what happened with the charges against her.

9) Biggest pet peeve?
Inconsiderate people.

10) Life goal?
I want to live on the ocean. I don't care which ocean, but I feel at peace when I can hear the waves crashing and smell the salt in the air. Must be the mermaid in me :)

Thank you again Alessia, Shirl, Lee-Ann, Kathy, Karon, Moni, Naomi and Kristan!! I hope you will visit all of their blogs to see their amazing projects!! They are all fabulously talented but more important, wonderful people and I'm thankful to call them friends!!

You are supposed to pass the Sunshine Award along to 10-12 people, and 15 for the Dardos Award, but I want to pass both along to all of my followers. I am so thankful for each one of you!! Please add these to your blog with my best wishes :)

Now for the reason you are here...a GIVEAWAY!! Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, so I wanted to give one of my dear followers a little Christmas gift from me :)


I am giving away a set of Spellbinders Cherry Blossoms dies, and a Amy Tangerine 6x6 paper stack. All you have to do to be eligible to win is:
  1. Be a follower of my blog
  2. Leave a comment with a way to contact you
That's it!! No hoops to jump through to be eligible to win. You can earn a second entry for posting about this, either on your blog sidebar, a blog post or on Facebook. If you do, please leave an extra comment so I will know...that means 2 chances total to win.

The winner will be announced on twelve, twenty, twenty-twelve (I love saying that!!) 12/20/2012.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and good luck!!

98 comments:

  1. The nurse in me smiled at this post. I can well imagine both scenarios :) You are so sweet to host a giveaway.

    Cheri
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  2. Congratulations on your blog award Lisa - it is always great to get something unexpected. Fab giveaway too and a lovely surprise for someone near Christmas - Bea x
    http://beadeesblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Congrats to you on your blog award. Interesting to read about the QA...Thanks for the chance to win this sweet candy, I love the Spellbinder Cheery Blossom die, one of my wishlist because it is so perfect for creating some Chinese New Card which will be around the corner on 10th February...

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  4. Had fun reading yor answers...glad you caught us up on the leg...cracked me up....love those Spellbinders, too...and they just keep getting better and better!! YOu know me, I am a follower for-eva"...have a nice week...sure going fast!!

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  5. Put you on my sidebar, too...thanks for the chance!!

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  6. Hi my lovely friend^_^
    Congrats for this beautiful award,very deserved^_^
    And gorgeous candy,my fingers are crossed^_^
    Have a FABULOUS SWEET DAY^_^
    Sonia

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  7. Sweety I added the candy image and link on my sidebar^_^
    Hope^_^
    Big big hug,
    Sonia

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  8. So well deserved my friend! love all your Q & A's about yourself, especially about that leg - crack me up!
    Enjoy your wonderful hump day -
    TFS Lisa~

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  9. CIAO LISA, TI RINGRAZIO DI CUORE PER LE BELLISSIME PAROLE CHE HAI DETTO DI ME E DEL MIO BLOG...UN BACIONE GROSSO

    CIAO DA ALE

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  10. Congratulations Lisa the awards are well deserved, I am wondering about the leg you found in the road lol, I am already one of your followers and would love to be included in your candy draw if that is ok.
    Thank you Kevin xx

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  11. Congrats on your awards! Great questions too, I really enjoyed getting to know you a bit better.

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  12. Congrats!!! Love to win!!
    Lee-Ann :)
    leekubinec@gmail.com

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  13. Hi Lisa! Congratulations on your award! You are very talented so it is well earned! I enjoyed reading all of your answers. Thank you for the chance to win! I don't have any Spellbinders items so this would be a nice start!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  14. I added your giveaway to my blog sidebar! Thanks again for the chance to win!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  15. congratulations on your blog away, posted your candy pic on my blogside bar, thanks for the chance, nice to read about you.

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  16. posted a pic on my blogside, giving the second comment , already mentioned in my first also :)

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  17. Congrats! Love following your blog!

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  18. Congrats on your award Lisa! Well deserved!

    Susie

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  19. For some reason I haven't been getting your posts since your Nov 28th one... strange goings on... anyway it's working now, thankfully.
    Congratulations on your award, Lisa!

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  20. Congratulations on your awards!! I am a follower

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  21. Congratulations!! Thank you for offering the wonderful giveaway too. I've been following and loving your blog for a while now.

    Kris
    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

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  22. LOL I had quite a chuckle reading your leg story!!! :)

    That is a wonderful giveaway - LOVE that Spellbinders set and am already full of creative ideas on how to use it on my future projects! :)

    I posted on my sidebar! http://scrap-utopia.blogspot.ca/

    Nicole
    nicutopia(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  23. Congrats on your awards. Thanks for a chance to win. I love that paper pack and the Spellbinders look fun.

    rmpoohbear75 at gmail dot com

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  24. Congrats Lisa! I LOVE your fun stories - you made me smile today as I sit at my computer trying to hen peck and keep my finger elevated! Thanks for giving me my morning chuckle...I LOVE my visits to your blog!

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  25. Lisa.
    Hi there! Congrats on your awards! Loved reading the Q & A's! So sweet of you to help that guy that lost his leg! It's very generous of you to do a giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Hugs,
    HL

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  26. Posted your giveaway in my sidebar! <3

    Have a great day!!

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  27. Congrats on the award, and thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. Congratulations on your awards, it was interesting to read a little bit more about you (your weirdest things were very unusual lol) fab candy too thanks for giving us the chance
    Lindsay xx

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  29. Have also posted your giveaway on my sidebar too
    Lindsay xx

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  30. Congrats on your award. Your leg story is a hoot!

    puffinliz at yahoo dot com

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  31. congrats on the award! always nice to be recognized. :)

    thanks for the chance at your awesome candy. contact me on my blog:

    scrap-n-patch.blogspot.ca

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  32. Congrats my friend on 2 well deserved awards!! You are so very deserving!!!
    LOVE reading more about you so thanks for sharing that as well!!!
    Awesome giveaway....one lucky person will have some more fun for Christmas! Thanks for the chance to win!!!
    Have a GREAT hump day!!!

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  33. Hi Lisa - congrats on your awards ;-) and a fabulous Q & A, love the leg, what leg!!! You deserve these awards - you are awesome.. Have a fabulous holiday season. Hugs, Karon.

    http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

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  34. great story about the leg. would love to add this die to my spellbinders collection. thanks for the chance to win.
    Merry Christmas.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

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  35. You have a knack for being in the right place at the right time, don't you?? So glad you could return the leg to it's rightful owner!! Too funny!
    I love to visit your blog and see your wonderful creations and I truly appreciate all your visits to mine!!
    Debbie
    http://debbiesdashofthisandthat.blogspot.com/

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  36. Congrats on your award and to the receivers as well!!! I don't have either and would love to win! Thanks for the chance, have been a follower for a little while now!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

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  37. Congrats on your award! Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful prize pack!

    mb6464@hotmail.com
    marciasmemories.blogspot.com

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  38. Hi my Fab Friend!You deserve ALL the bloggie Awards in the WORLD!!Your Creativity,Kindness & your Beautiful heart makes a bloggie friend like me to always be a faithful follower....I would also say a True BLOGGIE Friend!:-)
    Thanks for the chance to win an awesome giveaway!
    Sending Bloggie love to you,
    M'

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  39. Hi,
    I added your Giveaway to my sidebar.
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    M'

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  40. Love Cherry Blossoms. Thanks for such a fun giveaway. Congrats on your award. You are super talented and a wonderful bloggie friend to all of us.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  41. Just left a post on my facebook about you giveaway.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  42. Congrats on the award.Thanks for the chance to win.

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  43. Congratulations on the award- I love the story about the leg you found. Have a wonderful day and thanks for the giveaway chance. I am an email follower. rlovew1976@yahoo.com

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  44. Those are some funny stories! Thanks for sharing and congrats on the awards:)

    Annette
    My Mind's Dust Bunnies

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  45. Congratulations on the awards very well deserved. I enjoyed reading all your Q and A especially the leg, LOL. Have a great day my friend.

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  46. Congratulations on the blog awards, you deserve them! I love the leg story. I'm glad you were help to help. It would have probably made me nuts not know what happened to the girl:/ Have a great holiday season!!

    Lynn B.

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  47. Congrats on your blog award Ms Lisa! You definitely deserve each one my friend:) Loved reading more about you. Wow, the leg one-freaky! I am sure he was glad you stopped to help. Poor guy! How fun to do so much traveling. Sounds like you've been everywhere:) I love to travel to. I hope someday you get you dream home on the ocean..thanks for a GREAT giveaway-would love that spellbinders set!
    Have a great night!

    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  48. I posted your awesome giveaway on my blog sidebar! Thanks again!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  49. Congratulations on the blog award. I have been a follower for a while and you deserve it. Your work is awesome. It was fun learning something else about you. Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize.

    kim
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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  50. Congrats on the blog awards! It was fun reading your answers to the questions. One of my bucket list items is also to visit the 50 United States, but I haven't been to nearly as many as you have. Thanks so much for the chance to win such a fun prize!
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  51. Congratulations on your award! It's so nice to read more about you! Thanks also for the chance to win such a wonderful candy!
    jenwildflower@gmail.com
    www.cubbycrafts.blogspot.com

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  52. Hi, me again. I've popped you on my sidebar! Have a great day!

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  53. Lisa have missed seeing all your wonderful creations! Fun sharing about each other,,,your leg story make me laugh at the visual ;)

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  54. I love these question/answer things on blogs because it gives me a chance to know people better. When I follow a blogger and admire his/her projects I always wonder how they got into crafting to begin with and what they are in real life!! LOL, loved your crazy story about finding a leg in the middle of the road! Glad it turned out to be prosthetic!!
    Thanks for the awesome blog candy!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

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  55. Oh I hope I win this prize! We live so close to Washington, DC that it is a tradition to go see the Cherry Blossoms in bloom each year. I didn't know there was a cherry blossom die! I love it! Hum..I think I'm a follower...am I? lol!

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  56. Me again...I posted your candy on my sidebar.

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  57. I so enjoy reading about your exciting life. How fun to have go to almost all of the states, and now you are working on the continents.. You are so amazing, it was fun getting to know you a little better. I have to say it did not surprise me that the nest abilities are your favorites. Lol. Thanks for sharing a little about yourself. Hugs

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  58. Congratulations on your award Lisa! I love your blog!
    Have a great day! Your friend, Sarah

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  59. it was fun reading the answers to the ten questions. I also started crafting after watching The Aileenes craft show and Carol Duvall. It all started with a bottle of Tacky Glue

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  60. Congrats on your blog award!!!
    You can contact me anytime Love to win some spellbinders!!
    have a great weekend my friend


    DIANA L
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  61. Thanks for the information... I really love your blog posts... specially those on Celebrity corporate club

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  63. Enjoyed reading the story about finding the one leg in the road. Wonderful giveaway. Not seen teh cherry Blossom Spellbinder. I bought the Grnad Calibur Bundle from JoAnns and disappointed that noen of the 3 dies it came with are grand size and matter of fact I already have one of them. Thinking of returning it to JoAnns store for refund. Had free shipping so no loss there.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    sunshine_honeybee2004 ATSIGN yahoo DOT com

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  64. Congrats on all the awards Lisa, you deserve them. I would have never guessed you had a spellbinders addiction. LOL

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  65. Lisa sweet Lisa, I absolutely enjoyed reading every word you wrote. When I read the strangest thing question I thought wow, she sure has me beat! You See, the funny thing about that is my family and friends always say "Shelly the strangest things happen to you". Now I can say well listen to this story :)
    You are so deserving of these awards my friend!
    Have a great day!
    Shelly

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  66. Congrats on the award - well deserved - Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  67. It was nice to find out more than just the crafty stuff. I also love to read. Never thought I would love my kindle/ipad for reading but I do. And love to travel too!! :-)
    gita422@hotmail.com

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  68. Congrats on the blog awards! Loved reading your Q&A's! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  69. I posted your giveaway on my sidebar! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  70. Congrats on your blog awards! Your answers were fun to read! You lead an interesting life...
    I am already a follower here. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize!
    DeniseB
    deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom

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  71. Congrats on your awards, Merry Christmas, my friend:)
    cathyplus5

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  72. Congrats on your awards...finding the leg was quite interesting! Not sure I can beat that story. : ) How I would love to win your generous give away. You know I am trying to increase my Spellbinders too. I definitely do not have as many as you, but I sure would like to get a few more. :)

    Thanks for the opportuntity.
    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations
    coachfans at cox dot net

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  73. Oh my goodness...the part about the leg was hysterical! My husband asked me what I was laughing at! Wish I could have been in the car with you for that one! Congrats on your well deserved award and thanks for the awesome giveaway! I don't have either of those! Merry Christmas!

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  74. Congratulations on your well-deserved awards, my sweetest friend! What an amazing Q&A.. surely the best ones created for that award. You are something else, my dear Lisa! (And I honestly don't even know what to say about those stories you told... speechless!) You are such an inspiration in so many ways and I am so proud of you for committing yourself to a healthy lifestyle. :o) Thank you for the opportunity to win this amazing prize! :o) What a marvelous Christmas present for one of your followers. :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

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  75. Congratulations on your blog awards!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  76. That would be odd to see a leg in the road, but how fortunate that you were able to help that gentleman out!! Congrats on the awards and thanks for offering the generous give-away!! I can't believe I wasn't a follower, but I fixed that right up this morning. :-) I love your amazing work!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  77. What a FUN post to read and what fun you've had with all your travels and strange happenings -- LOL! Like you, I'd love to own all Spellbinders, but considering how many they premier each CHA, plus so many other exclusive to so many stamp companies, I don't think it will ever happen -- sigh! Thanks for a chance to win this lovely paper pad and Cherry Blossoms!!!

    mer at orbitel com dot com

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  78. CIAO LISA, MI ERO DIMENTICATA DI INSERIRTI NELLA MIA sidebar ORA CI SEI

    CIAO DA ALE

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  79. Lisa it was fun reading about you...you are an amazing lady who crafts reads and exercises!!
    And such a generous giveaway too
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  80. Lisa, Hi I loved your story about the leg. that would be enough to freak me out. OMG and the story of the young girl You seem to be in the right place at the right time. LOL thanks for hosting a great giveaway and I will post this on facebook for you.
    Linda K.
    www.ladybugstampers.blogspot.com to contact me if I win. thanks so much. Have a great crafting day. I too love the spellbinder die cuts actually any die cuts will do.

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  81. Lisa I posted it on my facebook page as well. Hope you get lots of new followers. Come join me on my page as well. Mine is pretty new so need lots of followers. thanks.
    Linda K.

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  82. Ahahah Lisa! Those are some very interesting things that happened to you! Super fun giveaway! Carri~Abusybee

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  83. Totally loved hearing your stories! So fab of you to share with us like that. Too funny!

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  84. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize Lisa!!

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  85. congrats on your award. your strangest things that happened to you stories made me laugh. :) and you must really make the most of your time to get in all that exercising, reading and create so many amazing projects. :)

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  86. wonderful giveaway I can't wait for tomorrow 12-12-12!

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  87. Fabulous giveaway. Would love to win.Thanks for the chance.
    Hugs
    Catherine

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  88. Have posted a link for ur candy on my sidebar. Thanks for the chance.

    hugs
    Catherine
    http://vidhucreations.blogspot.in

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  89. Thank you for the chance to win these goodies! I am already a follower. My email is shestamps11-blogs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  90. Congrats on your well deserved awards!!!

    By the way..... I was very glad to read on that is was a prosthetic leg and not a REAL one!!! LOL!!!!!!!

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  92. Posted a link of your Giveaway on my blog sidebar :)

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  93. Congrats on your award! Love the story of the leg and my Spellbinders too. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    http://scrappinmelon.blogspot.ca/

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  94. Fantastic Giveaway thank you for the chance :) hugs Nikki C

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  95. Happy Holidays too
    Your linked up in my sidebar

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  96. Great candy Lisa! I'm following your blog now. Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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