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Friday, December 3, 2010

FLAUNT IT FRIDAYS 1ST CHALLENGE & BLOG HOP!

Any ideas what I can do with this mess?  Hey, I know, I'll turn it into a project for a new challenge blog I helped create with Sandra called Flaunt It Fridays!

Today is our very first post for our very first challenge! 
Each Friday we will post a challenge with a certain Cricut Cartridge and cut (including page number so you can find the cut in your manual).  Your challenge is to show us how you can flaunt that cut!  Of course if you don't have that cart, you can use a similar cut from another cartridge.
Our design team will be showing you how they flaunted that cut in their projects to inspire you.  Sounds like fun, huh?  
But wait.... there's more!  (I sound like an infomercial LOL)
Since today is our first challenge, we are also making it a BLOG HOP!  Yeah!  More details on that right after I show you how I FLAUNTED this week's cut choice.


This week your challenge is to use the Cricut cartridge WINTER FROLIC and the snowman cut on page 29.  Show us how you can flaunt this cut!  Here's what I came up with:


Card base is Kraft cardstock
Background paper from DCWV The Christmas Combo 180 Stack cut @ 5 1/4" x 4"
"Happy Holidays" cut from same DCWV Christmas stack from a page of various sentiments.
Button and jute from Joann's.
Solid colored papers from Recollections
WINTER FROLIC snowman page 29 cut @ 3"


Now... onto the BLOG HOP!
If you have arrived here from Sandra's blog, you are on the right track.  If not, CLICK HERE to start at the beginning.  Here's a list of the Entire Design Team on the hop:
Flaunt It Fridays - http://flauntitfridays.blogspot.com/ (start here)
Sandra - http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
Janis - http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/ (YOU ARE HERE)
Theresa - http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
Amanda - http://www.myscrappinobsession.com/
Christina - http://cardcreationsbyc.blogspot.com/
Stephanie - http://www.alwayscrafting.com/
Jess - http://myscrapdiary-jess.blogspot.com/
Ruthie - http://septemberninth.blogspot.com/
Dorcas - http://4craftyangels.blogspot.com/
Laurel - http://www.blog.littlepeaceofmyheart.com/
Raven - http://www.love4stamps.blogspot.com/
Flaunt It Fridays - http://flauntitfridays.blogspot.com/

For my BLOG HOP project, I made a MINI ALBUM using cuts from WINTER FROLIC.












Ornaments on pages 64 and 65 cut @ 3"
Tag on page 77 cut @ 3"
The inside of the album is made with creative folding and cutting 1 piece of 12" x 12" pattern cardstock.  Be sure to use cardstock with a pattern that can be "right side up" any way you turn it.
The covers are made with chipboard cut @ 3 1/4" and covered with pattern paper.
Here is a video of how to cut and fold the paper for the inside pages.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at northrose@slowar.com.


Who likes BLOG CANDY!?!
For a chance to win a STAMP SET from MARKET STREET STAMPS, just leave me some comment love on this post and have a USA shipping address.  Easy Peasy!  I'll announce the winner on Monday.
I will be giving away a stamp from Market Street Stamps called "Too Many Martinis".

Want even MORE good news?  When visiting one of our sponsors, Market Street Stamps, use the coupon code "FLAUNTIT" at checkout for 10% off your order!

Thank you so much for hopping along with us!  Now, I'm sending you to Theresa who is your next stop on the hop.  Remember, if you get lost along the way, CLICK HERE to start at the beginning.  Don't forget to leave comments on every stop along the way, and leave a 2nd comment on the Flaunt It Fridays blog saying you've visited everyone and left them comment love for a 2nd chance to win the Grand Prize sponsored by Peachy Keen Stamps and Market Street Stamps!
I'm having a blast!
:) Jingle Bells, Janis

116 comments:

  1. Hi Janis - yep, the video is still 'private' - of course, I'm on the other side of the world and you're probably fast asleep right now, so I shall certainly pop back later to check on it - I'm powerfully curious about your folding technique! I love me a mini-album and I'm always looking for inspiration and new ways to create them!
    Congrats on your FIF Blog hop - I'm chuffed to be here - it's my first hop, and so far my mind is spinning with creative possibilities...!

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  2. I am amazed at what everyone comes up with. Wow. This is my first blog hop and I can't wait to come up with something cool.

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  3. just beautiful! very unique! tfs! Hugs Dina arm1997@msn.com

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  4. Thank you so much for doing the video, you make it seem so easy that yes I am going to give it a go, thanks again!!!
    miller896042atbellsouth.net

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  5. YEA!! Ive been waiting patiently for this blog hop! Your mini is so cute! TFS

    Darlene
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  6. Super cute Janis! Im loving what my fellow dt sisters are doing with this cut! :)

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  7. Love the mini album. I also think it is so cool that it is made with 1 12 x 12 piece of card stock. I love how all the pages have tags and a place to journal. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  8. Woohoo Flaunt It Fridays! Looking forward to seeing all the different projects!! Love the mini-album project you did - I haven't tried one yet, but I think I might have to now! Thank you SO MUCH for the AWESOME ideas and giveaways!

    Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"
    scrappinpinkpiglet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Love your projects! The mini is so pretty with it's non-traditional Christmas colors. Love the new blog!

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  10. LOVE the mini book! So very cute!
    Thank you for sharing and the chance to win!
    Happy Friday!

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  11. Ooooooh so cute :) hehe frostys smoking a pipe! :P cuteness cuteness cuteness :)

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  12. I love your snowman card and that mini album is just beautiul!! I love this new challenge can't wait to see what everyone will come up with!! I am now a follower, its nice to see someone that lives close to me (I live in San Antonio TX.) Will be back to visit often!! TFS

    Erika
    cricutlove1@yahoo.com

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  13. Love your Christmas Mini Album, and the colour pink just makes it

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  14. I love the colors of your card and your book is AMAZING! TFS!
    booger1 at tds.net

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  15. Janis,
    Wow both your card and mini album came out great!!! and cute pic :) tfs
    Kitty
    casandra.styles@gmail.com

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  16. The card and the mini are absolutely adorable. I love both of them.
    Nikki
    glamoroussideofscrapping@gmail. com
    www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

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  17. I am already enjoying Faunt It Fridays! Your mini-album is awesome! Great job.

    haldonb@comcast.net

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  18. Love your projects. Great idea on the blog. Looking forward to Fridays with you crafters.

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  19. Great projects, great hop and great challenge! Love how you used the twine on the card and that mini album is beautiful. Love the colors!

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  20. Love your projects! I don't have Winter Frolic and you guys are really making me want it.

    Cheryl
    www.pinkandpaper.blogspot.com
    blondiee975@gmail.com

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  21. What a cute card and mini-album. I'm enjoying what I see so far. Thanks for putting together an interesting challenge blog. TFS and the chance to win!

    Christel
    onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

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  22. Cute card and mini!!! I will be making a few of thoes mini albums this weekend. Thanks for the vid!!

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  23. Fabulous projects! the jute and kraft gives a nice rustic feel to your card and that album is YUMMY! xxD

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  24. love, love, love, your mini album. My fave colors. Thanks so much for sharing with us. I cant wait for the next challenge.
    Hugs,
    Liset

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  25. Janis, my friend, I know I am gonna LOVE Flaunt it Fridays. Your card and album are wonderful as always. You inspire me, girlfriend!

    ((((BIG HUGS))))

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  26. I love that mini album, I'm going to have to give that a try. Your card is simply adorable!

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  27. Really cute mini!!! Love the snowman! I have already decided I need to get this cart....brand new to cricut so its fun finding out the cute cuts on carts! TFS!
    Hugs,
    Joni

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  28. I love the colors that your used on your snowman card. Your mini album is just so adorable. I am already a follower of your.
    Cherylann (prinkles)
    prinkles@woh.rr.com

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  30. LOVE LOVE LOVE your card!!! So cute!!!! Gotta get my cart out and play with it!!!

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  31. Janis I just love your card and how cute it turned out... seem our blog hop and challenge blog is getting a great start ...
    Thank you for having me as a designer
    The Scrapbooking Queen

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  32. I love it!! I am a mini lover but this one is really cute!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @
    http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  33. love the card and that mini is adorable! i really like the colors you used in it! thanks for sharing
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  34. Janis, Love the card and mini album! Both are fantastic! Just became a follower too. Loving the bloghop! Thanks for the new blog challenge!

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  35. Love your card and the video for the album is wonderful.

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  36. I love your album!!! I have that paper stack from last year and I just loooooove it!!!

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  37. wow great job! I LOOVVEE that paper! Im giving away a stack on my blog! TFS!
    Ashley

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  38. I am so loving this blog hop! Getting to see such great creations! thanks for putting together Flaunt It Fridays with Sandra!

    moran99@comcast.net

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  39. Great ideas! And I love the idea of your Flaunt it Fridays. me(at)glorajean(dot)com.

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  40. Great project! You guys are awesome!

    Nicole
    nmcnairy at yahoo dot com

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  41. Wow Janis, I love your projects. The mini is beautiful. I have been making alot of those lately, they are so addicting. Thank you so much for choosing me to be on such an amazing design team. I am so excited about this new journey:).

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  42. Hi Janis!!!!
    Congrats on the new blog!!!!
    your card and mini album are just tooo cute, TFS!!!!
    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

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  43. Love the mini album and your video.

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  44. Such a cute album...I love it..Thank you for sharing it!! Brandy

    Penbrandy at msn dot com

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  45. the album is adorable , love the color combos and the paper, too cute !!!
    scrappinwithmybug.com

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  46. Beautiful mini album! I am really enjoying the blog hop!

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  47. So cute. Love that mini album. I am excited about the challenges. I already posted mine, before going on the hop. Was too excited to make my snowman to wait.

    http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com

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  49. This album is really cute and I love it. Thanks for your time and your talents.

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  50. What a precious mini! Love it ...

    maria_m_nestor@yahoo.com

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  51. Love your mini album! I have that patterned paper, maybe I will try to create a mini album if time permits.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Nicole
    niclax13@gmail.com

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  52. Wow! TFS... it doesn't seem to be difficult to make the album. I'm going to try to do it this weekend!

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  53. Beautiful mini! TFS!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  54. You always amaze me with your creative talent. I really do learn such great tips from your videos and the way you outline the instructions. Snowman is so cute! I've been a follower for a while and I really enjoy your blog. Thanks so much for sharing! AJ :)
    aj_822@yahoo.com

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  55. Hi Janis! Congratz again on your Challenge Blog. Sooo excited for it!! Very cute mini album as always. You always make the cutest things. Love the video too!

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  56. Your albums are adorable, I can't wait to make one. The video was great, thanks for FIF & a chance to win. This is my first blog hop it has been so much fun!

    elainer@cinci.rr.com
    ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

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  57. Love all your projects.
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com

    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  58. Mini book is awesome! And the card is adorable. You are so talented. TFS!
    ~Madison www.funkycards.blogspot.com

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  59. This is a great thing you ladies are doing. Keep up the inspiration

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  60. Love your cute snowman and really love your book. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

    Trisha
    patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

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  61. Janis you did a great job on both of your projects! I loved watching your video on how you made your mini I just kept thinking "How did she do that?" and then you had a video!! Everything looks gorgeous and you should be named the mini Queen, because I can't believe how fast you can make these and how beautiful they all come out! Thank you so much for your friendship and being my partner in crime on FIF =)

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  62. Oh Gosh My Dear Friend! This is just awesome!!!! I love your snowman card! He is just adorable!!
    Can't wait until I can get started on mine! I soooo love your mini albumn!!!! I'll be watching your video again when I can take notes and I'm really really gonna make one! When I get the time! LOL!!! :)

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  63. Such creative projects. TFS Hopping along...
    bhoward at kci dot net

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  64. Thanks for sharing some inspiration. I'm so excited to use my new Winter Frolic cartridge!

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  65. WOW great job!!! Adorable!!! Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  66. Love your card and the mini album. Thanks for the chance to win.
    cherpielc@sbcglobal.net

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  67. Very Cute, Love your projects..

    Valerie

    mrsrankie@comcast.net

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  68. Love the snowman...and your mini album is beautiful...great colors and papers!! TFS!

    ~Sharon C.

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  69. Very Creative Projects and loving the flaunt it friday!!! TFS!!!
    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
    Rexann

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  70. Love the mini album, thanks for sharing.

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  71. I am really loving this Snowman. He is mealting my heart... Great Job!
    pattig161@yahoo.com

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  72. Gorgeous projects! Love the mini album! TFS

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  73. Absolutely fantabulous :) Thanks for sharing a wonderful project.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

    http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

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  74. What an awesome project and a wonderful video! I just love the lace you used and how simple it looks to make this mini album! So so cute! Thank you for doing all that you do for us "scrappers"!
    sheree.burress@gmail.com

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  75. I love the mini album. I like gathering new ideas. Thanks for sharing. {Hugs} Peggy
    Stampnmore at aol dot com

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  76. I love your mini album! The paper is really nice. Thanks for the video! Congrats on the new challenge blog.

    Cathy
    cathyhartle at gmail dot com

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  77. Love the mini album. I also think it is so cool that it is made with 1 12 x 12 piece of card stock.
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  78. Love the mini album and thanks for sharing with a video:) Congrats on the new Challenge blog!!!
    nlpimentel@aol.com

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  79. Mrs. Janis this is super dooper cute! I love everything about it. I am such a fan of mini albums too so your second project is fabulous.
    Hugs,
    Raven

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  80. I still have not created a mini album such as this, thanks for the inspiration and the visual instruction!
    Gaby

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  81. Janis
    you just amaze me with your talent. I love your mini album, the paper is the BOMB !! So glad to have a new challenge blog to participate in... Best wishes to you and Sandra with Flaunt It Friday !!

    Hugs & Scraps

    Melissa

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  82. I love that mini album...what a great job. Making me more and more ready for this weeks challenge. I am going to break out that must have cartridge and use it. Thanks for sharing.

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  83. Hey Janis,

    What a cute card you made, and I love the mini album! You know how I feel about those... :) Remeber to pick someone else, just in case Random. org picks me... candain girl that I am ;) but I had to let you know what a great job you did :) Love it! And what a great idea for the new blog. I have no kids or hubby today, I may have to see what I can come up with...

    michelle

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  84. Wow that was alot in one post, thanks for the great ideas.

    shanasewing at yahoo dot com

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  85. Thank you so much for your instructions on making a mini album, I have never made one before. I have just bookmarked your blog so I can come back and learn how to do it. I am going to make my daughter's mother-in-law a mini album for Christmas this year, she lost her husband this summer and will be spending Christmas with us. I want to make her meaningful, homemade gifts. I think a homemade album will be perfect! Thanks again!

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  86. I'm so excited for the Flaunt It Fridays site!! What a fun hop! :)

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  87. I love your card and mini! I will watch your video later on!

    I was so beat last night after work and running around that I was too tired to leave all my comments last night.

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  88. Love your little album! Can't wait to see what everyone will do with this challenge. I will be making a project this weekend for this!

    Wendy C.
    chloecsmom@gmail.com

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  89. Cute album Janis! Love the patterned paper and colors. And great job putting together an exciting challenge blog!

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  90. Super cute album! Love it! Thank you so much for sharing! lindagk23

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  91. Very cute projects. Nice job and thanks for the video.
    http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/

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  92. Your mini album is beautiful!!!

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  93. This card is so adorable, wow do
    I love how you flaunted the cut!! Your book for the hop is so pretty!!
    Big Hugs
    Cristi
    www.scrappin5littlecupcakes.blogspot.com

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  94. Love the mini album.
    TFS
    Alyssa
    alyssa at mayofamily dot com

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  95. I love love love the mini album! I want it! LOL I love the card too! Fabulous! The colors are perfect!

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  96. Your mini album is just gorgeous I love the color you chose. Thank you so much for sharing. I love blog hops, they are so much fun!

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  97. Wow what a great mini album. I'm still chicken and haven't tried one yet but I'm working up the courage. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  98. Love to blog hop, so I have to go fast! Thank you for sharing!

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  99. Love the hop/challenge idea. Your card and mini album are so cute. Thanks for sharing the video also!

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  100. OK...I have to make one of those right away ! TFS :) You and sandra have done awesome job with this new blog :) I know it will be a success:) I hope I get to play along often :)

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  101. What a super cute mini. I like that you used non-traditional colors. I just love pink.
    Im so happy to be on your dt.
    Thanks!
    Jess M

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  102. Great blog hop Janis! I love your album, you did a fabulous job.

    TFS!
    Pam
    simply-pam.blogspot.com

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  103. That mini album is gorgeous! I love the pink! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win :)
    ~Suzy SuzyQ28024@gmail.com

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  104. I love your blog and all of your great ideas. This is a fun blog hop. Thanks so much.

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  105. Janis,

    I love your snowman card and mini album!!! :) The colors & flowers in your album are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! And I'm so exited that you took the time (so kind of you-really!) to post your detailed video tutorial! I might actually be able to make my own. ;)

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  106. Loving the blog hop...your snowman and your mini album is awesome.....thanks so much for sharing

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  107. HI Janis

    I love your projects.. the snowman it too cute, and your mini albums is beautiful!
    I am already a follower of your blog
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

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  108. thanks a million for the video and the chance to win!

    -- dalis
    alidalis AT comcast DOT net

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  109. Oh my...your mini album is adorable. I haven't made one in quite some time...yours inspires me to change that. Thank you!

    Beki Ward at msn dot com

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  110. beautiful book! I hope to make one someday!
    Natalie
    mtmcbroom at gmail dot com
    http://timelesslegacydesigns.blogspot.com

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