Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Second Blogoversary Celebration Gifts!

 

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to comment about my two years of blogging.  I have been feeling the love while reading your encouraging words!  There have been some questions and I am trying to get back to everyone so thanks for your patience.  I am still happy to receive any feedback on my blog format if you are just catching up with reading the blog now.

It took me all day to get the celebration gifts sorted out while I was also working on other things.  Now I can post my blogoversary gifts to thank you for your support.  You can comment on this post or any post to be included - I will draw some random names from all of the comments left this week.  If you would like to become a follower or subscribe, please do - but it is not required to be included in the celebration.  If there is a gift you would not want to receive (because you have it or just don't care for it!) please be sure to let me know in your comment.

Last September, my husband and I went to Italy (along with the Gypsy!).  I made a few posts about the trip and our adventures.  While I was there, I did a little shopping with the idea that I'd have a chance to offer some token gifts to readers when I returned. I am finally getting the chance to do this!

  

Gift #1 is a typical Tuscan tablecloth from the market in Lucca.  These are seen everywhere and this is a common design and color scheme.  The tablecloth will fit a 6-8 seat table.

 
  
Gift #2 is a bracelet made from Murano glass beads.  I found this in a shop in Lucca near the square where we had the best ice cream ever.  It has an elastic base which stretches to slide over your wrist (you could also take it apart and use the beads as you like).
 
  

Gift #3 is a small folder with 10 correspondence cards and envelopes in the typical Florentine style with touches of gold.  The cards are flat single sheets with a lovely border and could be used as journal boxes or layered on a card that you create.  The envelopes have a printed lining with gold accents.

  

Gift #4 is three sheets of handmade marbled paper that I bought in a shop in Siena.  The blue and orange sheets are about 8 x 11.5 inches and the red sheet is 6.5 x 7.5 inches.

  

I was asked to participate in a blog giveaway for the Original Scrapbox Company while we were on vacation.  I agreed because I hoped that one of you might win the fabulous prize they were offering.  I was sent a few items as a thank you for acting as one of the hosts for the giveaway and I'd like to share these with some readers.  Gift #5 is a Ribbon Box.  It holds 27 spools of ribbon and keeps them clean and untangled.

  

The other very handy item they sent me was a "Scrap-Ma-Bob" which clamps to your table and holds a drink and a small scrap bag.  I have one of these to give away as Gift #6.
 
  

Many of you have lots of Design Studio questions and are sometimes shy about asking them - so the final Gift (#7) is a one hour private Design Studio help session.  This will be done online so you do need to have a good internet connection but you can be anywhere in the world - we will just have to set up a convenient time.

I will draw seven names from the comments I receive this week.  If you have left contact information, I will send you an email.  I will also post the names and comments that are chosen on Sunday.  If I don't hear from any of the people chosen with their mailing information within three days, I'll choose another name.

The rest of the week will probably be crafty posts, however, I have learned from the comments left that a lot of you don't mind the element of surprise - so something else may show up too!

165 comments:

  1. Wow! How wonderful of you! I love your designs and how willing you are to help others. Thanks again.

    mrshcrawford@gmail.com

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  2. I am in awe of your talent! I am very excited to have a chance to win some tutoring!! I received DS for Christmas and I am at a loss!! -Roxann
    rdolsen@gmail.com

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  3. WONDERFUL giveaways, thank you for the chance to win. The ribbon box would be so handy!

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  4. Congratulations on the anniversary of your blog! I have only been following your blog for a few months, but I have already learned so much. Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge and ideas with us. And for offering such a generous give-away!
    Now I will have to go back and find that doily file you mentioned in the last post -- it looks awesome!

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  5. Congrats on your anniversary...
    You are very talented, thanks for sharing your ideas....
    Thanks also for the chance to win,
    Maureen
    angels2craft@yahoo.ca

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  6. Congrats on your 2 year Blogoversary!!!!! I am a huge fan, it is so sweet of you to offer these wonderful prizes, unfortunatly I do not own DS, so I guess you can count me out for that draw, I have a Gyspy and Love it.
    I love your designs, and visit your blog daily, Thanks Diane
    for all that you do for us!!!

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  7. Congrats on your two years. :) What a great idea to celebrate it with a giveaway. I would love to have the ribbon box.

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  8. Wow, such thoughtful gifts to celebrate YOUR blogiversary. I feel like we the readers should be giving you gifts for all of the inspiration and wonderful lessons you have shared!!! Love that Scrap-Ma-Bob!!!

    xx Susan

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  9. Congratulations to you! What an amazing accomplishment. Keep up the good work, you are definitley an inspiration to us all. Thanks for the opportunity to win some fabulous gifts. =)

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  10. Congrats Diane on two years of blogging!!! Yours was the first blog I discovered after I received my Cricut E for Christmas '08 and found all your info so helpful and still do today!!! Thanks for sharing your hard work and I look forward to all your future posts!!

    If I'm lucky enough to win something please let it be the Scrap-Ma-Bob (after destroying one keyboard by spilling a glass of water all over it that would be perfect!!!) Thanks for the chance to win!

    Terry

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  11. Happy Blogoversary!!!
    You must be one of the most patient people.
    I have been a subsciber to your blog forever.
    Didn't want to miss anything you did.
    I love how you use most of the negative pieces also.

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  12. Happy 2 year Blogoversary Diane!
    Keep doing what you're doing. TFS all of your hard work!

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  13. Congratulations Diane ... It's been my pleasure to get to know you a little bit, from your blog, from the Cricut MB, and from shared Design Team Fellowships as well. You do awesome work and always a helpful.

    Here's to your continued blogging success!

    Hugz,
    ♥Carol♥

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  14. Diane,
    I just wanted to say thanks. I have only recently started playing with DS and your videos have really saved me a lot of time and hair loss. Keep up the beautiful work. You have so many really great ideas!!

    Cricut MB Newfy Mom

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  15. Happy 2 Year Blogoversary!!! I love your blog and visit often just to see what you are up to. You have such amazing talent!!! Hugs!

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  16. How wonderful that you are offering these gifts. And how special that many are from your trip to Italy. Not sure I could use the ribbon box, but would love everything else!!! Thanks.

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  17. Congrats on 2 years of blogging! I always love your designs. They are always original and exciting. The giveways are great and thank you for the chance to win.

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  18. I love your blog -- the craft ideas, the family updates and your travels!!

    Barbara

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  19. Love your blog. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. I love the designs you create. Thanks for sharing these gifts with us.

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  20. Congrats! And what a generous giveaway! Would love to win!

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  21. I have always loved reading your blog to see what new adventures you are doing

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  22. You are super generous!! (What most excited me was the hour of private help - oh the joy!). I will start my list of questions immediately. :)

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  23. Thank you for the chance to win. Look forward to seeing what else you have come up with.

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  24. Congratulations on 2 years of blogging. You are so talented and generous to share with us. I would love the "Scrap-Ma-Bob" but my favorite prize would be a private session with you on the CDS.

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  25. Congratulations on your 2 years of blogging. I've learned so much from you and look forward to learning more.

    I'm actually just "down the street" from you a little south on 495 - Maybe someday we can meet.

    Congrats again!
    Jennifer

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  26. Happy Anniversary - love reading your blog daily - thanks for all your hard work and sharing.

    rmccharen at aol.com

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  27. Congrats on your 2 year blogversary! I subscribe to your blog and enjoy reading your posts each day. Thanks so much for sharing your DS knowledge with us - I've dabbled in it but haven't begun to learn all it can do. I'm a bit intimidated. :)

    Thanks for offering some fabulous prizes in celebration of your blogversary - how sweet of you.

    Have a great day!

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  28. Congratulations on your two years!! Your expertise has been so valued!! Thank you!

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  29. Hi Diane and congratulations on 2 years of blogging. Your talent amazes me and I so look forward to seeing what you have posted each day. Thank you for sharing all your ideas with the rest of us, you have a heart of gold. Thanks also for the opportunity to win one of your fabulous gifts. Although they are all beautiful/useful gifts please exclude me from #1,2,3 as they are not exactly my style and I'd rather that someone who would really enjoy these have the opportunity to win one of them. I'm keeping my fingers crossed in hopes of winning one of the other prizes. Hope you have many more years of blogging and sharing in store for us.

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  30. Congrats on your two year blogging anniversary. I enjoy your posts very much. What an awesome group of giveaways, especially that marbled paper.
    Carol Parks
    cparks9998@gmail.com

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  31. Wow, 2 years. Congratulations. Thank you so very much for all you do for us. You have a wonderful blog and I so look forward to receiving my email daily. I love following you whether its to another country or sitting in your house building your craft table. You are inspiring. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas and help.

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  32. Congrats again for this marker event! Just wanted to send my mailing address in case my name gets drawn - I would love that! I left a comment yesterday.
    Dianna Park
    462 Club Range Drive
    Fort Mill, SC 29715
    803-547-2515

    Thanks again!

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  33. Congratulations on your anniversary. I've enjoyed reading your blog.

    Thanks for all that you share,
    Donna

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  34. Wow! I love your taste (tablecloth and bracelet are *gorgeous*!)! What fabulous gifts you're offering - I'd be thrilled to win any of them. Congrats on 2 years of blogging - I'm enjoying your blog!

    Candy
    papercandy@gmail.com

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  35. Happy Blogoversary and congratulations, and THANK YOU for all you do! I can't believe it's been two years! I can't believe how much of my days have been involved with Cricut and the mb and the wonderful people I have met there!
    while I look forward to your daily posts, I don't think you should feel that you "have to" continue to post daily. You are such a busy woman; the last thing we would want is for you to feel that posting daily is a chore that you no longer enjoy.
    All of your gifts are lovely and so generous - I would be thrilled to receive any of them!

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  36. Congratulations on 2 years. I haven't been around the blog that long but my mornings with you do seem like time with a friend. It is so nice of you to share the love with all of us.

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  37. 2 years of blogging-- how exciting! congrats! I appreciate all the time and talent that you have put into the MB! Posts with advice and tips, shared designs and cut files, teaching through Let Me Show you How to do That as well as answering ? through private emails and PMs, sharing bits of your family life with us (I love to hear family stories); the list could go on.
    Your so kind to offer such nice gifts to all of us. Several of them are very appealing to me (the ribbon holder, and the one on one teaching) but of course I would be happy to be lucky enough to receive any of the wonderful gifts that you are so thoughtfully offering.
    thanks and hugs to you!
    gin
    gin4Jesus98@hotmail.com

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  38. I have learned so much from your blog. I have been reading it since you started blogging. I would love the ribbon box. Susan

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  39. Happy Bloggerversary! Love the ideas and projects you share! :D

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  40. These are awesome and unique gifts. I always anticipate your posts and so appreciate the Cricut cut files and instructions so I can learn to do them myself. Thanks, again.

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  41. Congratulations on 2 years! This giveaway is very generous - thank you for the chance to win. I enjoy coming to your blog every day to see what you have created. You have taken design studio to a new level!

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  42. I am new to your blog, and have enjoyed everyone of your posts. You are an inspiration!
    Janice
    jcpautler@hotmail.com

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  43. Congrats on your anniversary! Love your blog and recommend it often. Thanks for the added fun!

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  44. Crafty and generous! You are so wonderful!

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  45. love your blog and thanks for the chance to win a gift!
    rakolt@yahoo.com

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  46. How wonderful of you to have thought of us while in Italy, beautiful gifts. You are one talented lady and I thank you for sharing so much with us. I love your site.

    Donna C.
    goCricutgo

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  47. Diane, you are so generous. I'm not just talking about the giveaways. I'm talking about all the time you spend sharing with us! You are truly amazing to go on vacation and still think of us, what a family, lol. I would be honored to receive anything! TFS, Mary M
    mmontecalvo@verizon.net

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  48. Oh wow what wonderful prizes!! Happy Blogiversary :) I have so been enjoying your blog, you have no idea!
    That table cloth is just awesome!!
    stamp@ethaschuette.com

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  49. Love, Love, Love your blog Diane. I look forward to it everyday!!!

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  50. Happy Anniversary. You are very talented and I am sure you will be here for a long time coming. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

    corlissm@msn.com

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  51. Just received my ds and have learned a LOT from your blog! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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  52. I love this site and the Murano glass bead bracelet would look wonderful on my wrist. I have the ribbon holder and the srap-ma-bob and lvoe them. I hope we will still be picing your brain whrn you have your 20 year blogoversary. CONGRATS! You are wonderful!!!

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  53. I look forward to your blog everyday. Thanks for the chance to win a treat. They are all wonderful choices.
    stuff@gt.rr.com

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  54. Congatulations on your two years. I just discovered your blog recently and I AM TOTALLY IN AWE of everything that you do and your generosity in sharing your knowledge. I purchased the DS when it first came out - I took it out of the box and started playing with it when I discovered your blog. I love scrapbooking but have not been able to dedicate much time to it since I became the sole caregiver to my 95 year old Mom. None-the-less, I love to read everything that you write, I save it an hope to some day be able to dedicate my time to my lover for scrapbooking. I wish you continued success.

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  55. Really enjoy your blog! You are a great inspiration to us all!The gifts you are offering look awesome...all of them are worth having!

    sfread171@hotmail.com

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  56. Wow, wonderful prizes. Good thinking to get something when you were on vacation. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  57. Congratulations on your 2nd Anniversary! I posted a link to your blog on mine!

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  58. I wanted to thank you for all the wonderful help files and files they are wonderful.
    lynnslo@yahoo.com

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  59. Very nice of you to let us celebrate with you and give us a chance to win some beautiful gifts. I love your daily posts and have gotten some really helpful info from them.
    Keep up the posts if you can.
    Jean

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  60. Congratulations on your anniversary!!! I have only just begun following your blog but I can already tell I like it so much!!! I am so happy to know you have so many tutorials. Thank you for offering them and for giving of your time. Here's to many more anniversaries for you!!!!!

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  61. Congratulations on your two year blog anniversary. That took some perserverance! I look forward to reading your blog. What nice gifts.
    Betsy
    agp@vom.com

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  62. Congratulations Diane on your 2 years of successful/amazing blogging. You are so talented and generous. Thank you for for sharing and being so patient!!!
    Trish

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  63. Congratulations on 2 years of blogging! I only joined about 8 months ago but I really enjoy reading your posts every day and have used a lot of the information that you have shared. In fact, your posts often send me running straight to my scrapbooking room!

    Helen
    helen.gunther@gmail.com

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  64. Congratulations once again on your Blogaversary!!!! Your inspiration and creativity are amazing!!!! Thank you for sharing your talents with us :)
    heatherg@golden.net

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  65. Your Blog is my guidance using the Cricut - for this I am thankful! Happy 2-year blogaversary!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter and hopefully to win!!!

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  66. Wow, Diane!!! When you celebrate, you REALLY celebrate!!! What wonderful prizes and aren't you just the sweetest to think of us while on your Italian vacation!!!! What a doll!!! I have learned SOOO much from you!! I visit your blog daily and always receive a massive dose of inspiration!!! Thanks so much for all you share and congratulations on your two-year blogaversary!!!
    Blessings and Hugs!!!!

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  67. Oh, a celebration, What FUN! Awesome bog candy too. Love your blog and inspiration. Thank you.

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  68. Thanks for offering such lovely gifts. You have a great talent and it's wonderful that you share it with us! I enjoy reading your blog and getting lots of great ideas!!
    dvwayne@gmail.com

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  69. Wow--what great gifts and congrats again. Sheila aka GrammaP

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  70. Happy Anniversary ~ Two Years ~ Time sure flies when you are having fun ~ You are so talented and I love your work ~ It is so sweet that you share your creations with everyone ~ Thanks for a chance to win such great giveaways ~ Have a Fantastic Day and Many More Years of Cricut and Blogging fun :)

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  71. What a wonderful way to celebrate your 2 year blogaversary! Congratulations once again. And I thank you for your willingness to share with us your talent.

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  72. Sounds like you had a fun trip. Would love to win something. I can't use the tablecloth because I don't have a table it would work on.

    shortstuffshamo.59@gmail.com

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  73. I love checking your blog everyday. Thanks for the opportunity to win something! mluprek@gmail.com

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  74. How thoughtful to be thinking of us when you are on such a fantastic trip. I check Capadia Designs everyday as I really enjoy finding what's new. Thank you so much.

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  75. I have just recently found your blog and have become a follower. You have some amazing work here that you share with everyone. I have design studio but really don't know how to use it so I am hoping that I will learn from you and all the information you have here on your blog. This is really awesome! I would love to win any of your gifts they are all awesome!
    Thank you,
    Nancy Schultz
    neschultz@cox.net

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  76. Congratulations on 2 years of blogging. I learn something new every day. Thanks for the opportunity to win such wonderful gifts.

    SallyW

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  77. Diane, Happy blogaversary!!!! This is so sweet of you to share your trip with us. I don't have DS but I always look at your blog, you inspire me. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  78. Congrats on 2 years!! Keep up the great blog!

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  79. I enjoy your daily posts, but I know first hand about "burn out" and I'm afraid if you keep this up you will soon be heading there. You have an amazing talent, but trying to come up with a new idea daily is too much for anyone. None of us would mind if you skipped days now and then. I love your surprises and even though some sites have special days set aside I like your site done the way you do it now. Congratualions on your anniversary.
    Mary Ann (pixie grammy)
    mahuntington@wavecable.com

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  80. Happy Blogaversary! What a generous way to celebrate by giving us a chance at such great items. I really enjoy your creations and look forward to another great year for you!

    Congrats and Thanks,
    ~Andrea

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  81. Well congratulations on your blogaversary!
    Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful candy.
    saluti dall'italia the post on http://kreattiva.blogspot.com/
    Hugs, rosa

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  82. HappY Blogaversary!! WOW what great gifts you are offering!! I look forward to your post everyday! No matter what they are. Thank you for everything!!

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  83. Happy Blog Anniversary!! How exciting!! I VERY much enjoy checking your blog daily (rarely something I do on others sites...). You have given me some great inspiration and ideas. I LOVE when you throw in DIGITAL ideas and sites too!! You have been a great help for me!! Thanks again. Sincerely, Sara
    sarabrinker@gmail.com

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  84. Congratulations on your blogoversary! I've been following you since day one, I think.

    The give-aways are awesome! Thanks for thinking of us while you were in Italy, molto grazie!

    I look forward to many more of your inspiring posts!

    Thanks for everything!


    Carmen Lucero

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  85. What neat things to give away! Thanks for thinking of us while you were on your dream(y) vacation. It will be like we went overseas to go shopping. Your great! m.k.schmidt@hotmail.com

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  86. It's hard to believe that it's been 2 years already. We should be the ones thanking you for your hard work and generosity.

    Diane - THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

    Caroline (aka Doxieluv01 on cricut MB)

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  87. WOW... two grand years and many more to go! I really liked the picture of the ribbon storage... neat.

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  88. Happy Two Year Blogoversary! What an accomplishment. I learn a lot from your blog and your creativity!
    Many thanks for the chance to win a prize from Italy. I wish you many more Happy Blogoversaries.....
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  89. Diane,
    Thank you so much for the giveaways!
    Wow! I look forward to your blog everyday and have loved participating in your classes. Your replies to my emails in record time. You are really on top of things.
    Hugs,
    Lisa
    muffy74sf@aol.com

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  90. Wow. What beautiful items from Italy. Thanks for the chance to win.

    tcampeotto1-web@yahoo.com

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  91. You are so awesome! I know you helped me so much when I was first starting out on the Cricut message board! I enjoy your daily emails/posts and look forward to whatever you may share (because it's ALL so interesting!). My mom was born in Lucca! I looked forward to reading your posts so much when you were in Italy! Thank you! I hope to get there one day! Congratulations!

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  92. Happy #2 Anniversary!!! Thanks for all you do. I look forward to your post every day!

    Cindy

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  93. Happy Anniversary !!! Thanks for sharing all your talent with us :)

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  94. Diane, You are Wonderful!
    Thanks for everything!!!
    Hugs Renee'

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  95. Congratulations on 2 years! I love your work. This is one of the emails I look forward to.
    Carrie
    carriedan1@live.com

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  96. Happy Second Anniversary! You feel like part of my family. I look forward to getting my update e-mails from your blog everyday. Thank you so much for sharing your life and your talent!

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  97. Congrats and thanks for sharing your creativity!

    ncole1701@aol.com

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  98. I have learned so much from you.
    thanks for all the help. You are so talented.

    dianerollf
    rrollf@bex.net

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  99. Diane - I discovered your blog a month-and-a-half ago, when my kids got me a Baby Cricut for my birthday, and it has become one of the few that I return to time and again when I need info on how to do something. I have bookmarked hundreds of Cricut blogs, but yours is a favorite. Two of the things I like best: that you label the names of your cut files with the cartridges used to create them - thank you! - and you do not forget those of us that don't have George. My machine was second-hand, and the woman that sold it to my kids kept the George cartridge, so I borrow the Plantin cartridge that my daughter owns to create designs. There are so many cut files out there created using George, and I do hope to get that cartridge someday, but your use of Plantin for "us" in so many instances is very much appreciated. You're my hero! :?)

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  100. What wonderful blog candy you are giving away. Love everything you share with us.

    Patti

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  101. It has been so fun to see your post daily. The ideas are all so fun. Now I just need time to do all of them. Thank you for sharing. smgoodie
    smg(underscore)gdp(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  102. Diane, thank you so much for sharing so many wonderful gifts with us. I am so thankful I found you about a year ago. You've helped me learn a great deal about my Cricut, and thanks to you, I really love it!

    I look forward to reading your blog every day!

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  103. Love your blog! Congrat's on two talented years.

    Kitty

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  104. I have so enjoyed reading your blog and getting to swap with you several times. Thanks for all you share - it has really helped me get started with my paper crafting.
    Clicker

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  105. You have got to be one of the most generous people I don't know...but wait, I do know you...or at least a little as I have been a follower for a little over a year now. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful gifts but more importantly, thank you for sharing the gift of you and your many talents!! I hope I win the 1 hour private lesson!!!

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  106. Congratulations, Dianne. You are awesome. I have learned so much from you. I look forward to your blog postings each day. Thank you for sharing your gift with us.

    Peggy T.

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  107. Wow! That is really generous of you! I come to your blog several times every week and am always inspired by your talent and projects!! Keep 'em coming!!

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  108. Diane -

    I love your blog. Please keep it up. I would love to win any of your gifts. They are all great.

    Janet
    morganbjmk@aol.com

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  109. I just want to say it again, "Congrats on two years of consistent blogging." That's dedication. It also shows a real love not only for your craft, but your thoughtfulness in helping others learn DS. Keep up the good work! Thanks again

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  110. I have learned so much from you on the message board and now on the blog. Thanks so much!
    Marsha

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  111. Those are some fun prizes. If by chance I win the 1 hr design consultation prize, feel free to draw another name lol

    HUGS!

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  112. Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary! Your blog is always so inspiring!

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  113. Congrats on your 2 years of blogging! Thanks for the DS help!!!!!

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  114. Congratulations on 2 years of blogging....I only found you about a year ago but I am amazed at what you have each day for us....so generous thank you

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  115. Oh Wow.....giveaways! How nice and fun and generous of you. I love winning so hope I do. Thanks Diane. Again, congratulations on the 2 years of blogging and thanks for all the inspiration.

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  116. Congratulations on two years!! I have enjoyed your designs and useful Design Studio tips.

    Tammy Vincent

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  117. Wow 7 chances to win! Surely, I will be one of them.

    Thanks for giving us all a chance to win something so special.

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  118. wooohooo, i would love to have a scrap a ma bob.....

    congrats on your 2nd year...i love your site..i just found it not long ago.....thanks for sharing...you are so sweet to do so...

    chriswooten57
    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

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  119. ScrapDragon@cox.netFebruary 2, 2010 at 11:07 PM

    Congrats on your 2 year blogoversary! Your talent and willingness to share is awesome. Thanks so much for all of your hard work and for all the DS tips, tricks and files that you share.

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  120. Congrats Diane on your 2 yr. Blogoversary!!! I have learned so much from reading your blog! Many thanks, mary

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  121. Diane,

    That is wonderful. I have been following your blog for awhile now and just love what you do and show.

    Congrats on your 2 years!!!

    Oh, thank you so much for the chance to win one of your great prized.

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  122. I just found your blog last October. I love seeing what you're creating. You're so talented! Thank you for sharing your designs with us. Congrats on 2 years of sharing! :)

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  123. Congrats, Diane, on your Blogiversary!

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  124. You're the best as well as a great teacher. I hope you are still here for another 2 years plus many more.

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  125. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! As I said in another post you are a very generous to share your talents, creations, tutorials, etc. with everyone. Your anniversary giveaway is another gesture of your generousity. I hope you continue your blog for a long time to come. One of my friends just got a Create for Christmas and I told her your blog is a "must" - she would learn and see of much!! Again, thanks for sharing your talents!


    linda4_2 (on Cricut message board)

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  126. Hi Diane, What great gifts you are sharing. And how nice of you to share gifts from your vacation. Thanks again for all you do for everyone.

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  127. I just love your blog! I get on and check to see what you posted everyday! I really like that you share your creations and also share about yourself. I would like to see some more DS help and gypsy help. But it really doesn't matter! Thanks for all you do and am looking forward to another year of following your blog!

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  128. Diane

    You have been a great inspiration to me over the past couple of months. Congratulations on your blogoversary....love how you used the CM Digital stuff for your posting. GREAT idea!

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  129. I just found your website and you are amazing! I have been trying to learn DS for awhile now and to see all of your work is incredible! You have put so much work into your projects and you explain yourself so well that a simpleton like me :) can understand and follow thru with hardly any effort. I can't thank you enough! But,....Thank you! I am looking forward to finally doing some projects I can be proud to give to friends and family.
    BTW--- Congrats on your 2 year Blogoversary1!!!!!!

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  130. Oh Diane, I just discovered your Scrappy Go Lucky site!!! Just love the mirror heart etching!! Thanks so much for a detailed discription on how to do that..!! I'm the one with no memory so I need details that I can go back too!! You are such a sweetheart!! Again Congrats on 2 years!!! I have learned so much from you! We should be giving you gifts girl!!! Hugs Renee'

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  131. Hello Diane, I have followed you for some time now and have taken some of your classes...I have not been around for a while due to illness and am just getting back into blogging! Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary! I need to go back and check out the things I have missed...I love the inspiration you leave us!

    HUGS!

    Vicki

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  132. Diane, Congratulations on the anniversary of your blog. I know it is a lot of work, but you have helped so many of us understand the Design Studio. Thank you and thank you for offering such a great give-a-way. The private tutorial sounds like a dream come true. Thanks again.

    Donna

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  133. your blog is awesome Diane! I look forward every day to seeing what new ideas you have for us. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

    Julie

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  134. I would love to spend a private session with you in Design Studio, since I only use it to cut one or two items at a time. I have not tried doing a project on it. I follow you daily and am so happy to be able to celebrate your anniversary with you. Congrats and I look forward to many more years of your creative talents being shared.

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  135. Love your designs and am enjoying reading your blog. Happy anniversary.

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  136. Diane...congratulations on your 2 year blogoversary. I have been a follower of your blog for about 1 year, but I am constantly searching through the entire blog to review a previous posting or to just look at your designs. I have also taken several of your and Jen C's classes on LMSYHTDT. These were so much fun as well as educational. I had DS for well over a year and was so intimidated by it that I wouldn't even install it on my computer. I found one of your posts on the Cricut MB, then your blog, and the rest is history. I love to read your posting each day; it doesn't matter whether it contains some new design, or photos and family content. It just seems like I am reading a letter from a dear friend. I think I would recognize you, your husband and your youngest son anywhere. I just haven't seen enough pics of your older son and your dad to be sure yet. Ha Ha Finally, I want to thank you for sharing your incredible life and talent with us. I would love for you to continue to post every day, but will certainly understand if you reduce that to a few times a week.
    Best Wishes, Karen Varney

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  137. Happy Blogoversary! I have been wanting a scrap ma bob for soooo long. Thanks for the great giveaways.

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  138. How generous!!! These are fun and beautiful prizes! Thanks for being sooo great!

    beaverloadingnun at msn dot com

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  139. Diane, Let me say first congratulations on all of your amazing accomplishments. I have to say KUDOS to you. I am very impressed with all of your talents and I would like to say thank you for being so generous with all your posts and sharing all you tricks and tips. You inspire me. Diane please don’t change your format, I for one love hearing about your adventures, family and comings and goings. You are certainly a very busy lady and a true inspiration with your design talents. Thank you for everything I always look forward to your posts. Big Hugs Carol, AKA Tillietmo

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  140. I absolutely love your site. I am just learning to scrap and have found so many exciting things here. It is now at the top of my Favorite links. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  141. Your designs are amazing!!! and I really love your blog. We went to Italy in November of 2008, it was amazing and I long to return.

    Congratulations on your 2 years!

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  142. congrats on your 2 year blog a versary!
    thank you so much for a sharing with us, i can't tell you how much i've learned in the last few weeks. your blog is the only blog in my favorites and you are my go to person.
    best wishes for many more sucessful years of blogging.


    eileen
    efghaus@yahoo.com

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  143. Happy Blogiversary! I'm so glad I found your blog; love reading it, and wish you many more years of blog-i-ness :)

    keltonsmom@gmail.com

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  144. Congrats! You introduced me to the Hide Contour button! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  145. Cap,
    You are an amazing whiz with all things technical. You amazed me with your patience with the DS online class. Congrats on year two of your blog. You go girl. I love reading the bits about your family and seeing pictures of your creations,.,including the kids!
    The best to you always.

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  146. Congrats on your 2 year anniversary. The time has really flown. I was there when you started and have followed you ever since. I always loved the scrapbooking/design element but I especially enjoy your sharing your travels and comments with us.
    Keep it up! I look forward to the upcoming year

    Leslie

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  147. Happy Anniversary, heres to many, many more years of blogging and crafting.

    Michelle

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  148. Diane, Happy 2nd Aniversary. I really enjoy your blog. You have helped me so much with DS. Thank you for all your help and ideas.

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  149. Congratulations on your 2 years. Can't believe it has been that long already.

    What great giveaways. I will learn that ds yet.

    Nana Jo

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  150. oooh my gosh!!! the best gift is the private lesson!!!! and the rest is good too..hoping its me..josiej@myway.com

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  151. Those are great gifts. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  152. Well another milestone today (if this goes through) This is the 1st time I have posted 2x's on the same blog!!!! Recovering from a head injury has been very challenge and since my speech, memory and grammar all affect, leave comments has been hard. I hope to get all the grammar down good so I don't sound so bad when I get the courage to comment. Thank you or the giveaway chance and congratulations on your 2 years.

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  153. Wow! What awesome blogversary gifts! I would love to have any of these but the ribbon box thingie and the Italian tablecloth are of particular interest. Congratulations on hitting the 2 year mark. I am a relative newcomer to your blog but I have thoroughly enjoyed browsing and seeing all the cool things you have to offer. Very nice site!

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  154. Thank
    you for sharing your talent with us - I have only recently purchased design studio and learnt so much from your tutorials I just wish you could pass on a bit of your creativity too!
    Debe
    debmevans@btinternet.com

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  155. Congrats on you Blogoversary! I love checking my email everyday to see what you have been up to. Besides your projects I love your family stories and seeing where you are off to next.Thank-you for teaching and sharing with us! Lynn

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  156. Congrats on your blogaversary! I really enjoy your projects and am amazed by your talent and creativity! Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing!
    Jerri Ann

    jerri_ann_holdaway@hotmail.com

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  157. I just came across your blog a couple weeks ago and feel as though I've hit the jackpot!! I love your style and have been checking in daily for your new posts. Thank you for taking the time to share your ideas. You are truly an inspiration. I look forward to seeing your new projects. Thanks again

    Sue Allen

    suellenallen@msn.com

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  158. congrats on your highly successful blog that demonstrates your passion for design, papercrafting and teaching! you excel in all these areas and your followers appreciate it all!

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  159. Thank you for all the wonderful things you have done for me! I really cannot say enough about how grateful I am for your willingness to share your talent and how truly kind you are! Thank you for being here for me every day and sharing your life with so many

    Laurel

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  160. I've just discovered your blog! Your ideas, photos, and presentation are so inspiring--I'll be back often :)

    Congratulations on your blogoversary and I'd love to win any of your wonderful giveaways!

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  161. You're just so awesome. Thanks for sharing treats with us on YOUR blogoversary!! I only get to check my favorite blogs every weekend (workweek too busy), but your is one of the first I check. Thanks for all of the great tips these past two years.

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  162. Happy Blogoversary! I love you blog and try to follow it religiously. I appreciate your talent and your sharing of such.

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  163. Happy blogoversary!!! I'd love to win any of those fabulous prizes. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  164. Happy Blogoversary! I love coming to your blog and seeing what you're doing next. I love your designs and seeing how you morph them into unexpected patterns and shapes.

    Thanks for all you do and teach us Diane!
    Lalia from the Cricut MB.

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