May 2, 2015

National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop + Prizes

  
Welcome to the hop and my blog! A little bit about me and what I’m up to these days:

Currently….

1. Favorite youtube clip: Inks for Beginner Stampers
2. Listening to: Budapest (George Ezra) and Won't Go Home Without You (Maroon 5)
3. Watching: (more like binging) Reign and Call the Midwife
4. Reading: The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp
5. I can eat this everyday: Pasta (but I don't)
6. Favorite drink at 4pm: Dunkin' Donuts hot latte. One at 8am and one at 4pm. I literally run on Dunkin. ;)
7. On my Wishlist: A tropical vacation. I need some palms in my life.
8. Enjoying: Learning to paint. And I'm really bad, but I find the process relaxing.
9. Favourite quote right now: Better to be slapped by the truth than kissed by a lie. - russian proverb
10. Smiling about: Blooming cherry tree blossoms. Everything around me is coming back to life!

  
My favorite project this year is this layout of my son. This photo was taken while my son was recovering from adenoid + tonsil surgery. I remember the exact moment I took this photo. The look on his face tells the story. His recovery was long and painful. All I could think of was 'mend' and this is what came of it:

I’m back to teaching again after a long hiatus. I even recorded two videos for this one! Teaching details and how to work them into your designs at Big Picture Classes.


In celebration of this very crafty day, I’ll be paying it forward. This box of leftovers needs a good home. Leave a comment here and follow on to the very talented  Danielle Flander’s blog to enter. I’ll pick a winner on Monday 5/4. Good luck!


To celebrate the day we have a very generous free file cut from Wilna. You can access it by visiting www.wilnafurstenberg.com.  Thanks so much for stopping by!





147 comments:

  1. Good Morning and Happy National Scrapbook Day! Hope you have a fun one! Michelle

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  2. Glad to see you are doing videos again! :)

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  3. Oh, my goodness! What a great giveaway! I love that layout and I hope your sweet boy is doing much better now!

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  4. Fun answers and I love that layout! The heart element is so cool, and your scrapbook room looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. WOW!!! Such a beautiful and stunning layout!! Such a great photo too!! I can see in his eyes he doesn't feel good and he is in pain. You capture all of him and what he was going through just beautifully!! I'm so sorry your son had to go through all that pain! I really do hope that he is feeling better!

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  6. That mend layout is beautiful and that photo is so poignant. Hopefully he is all healed and there are many happy-go-lucky photos of him after that. And your space looks so colorful and tidy. Happy NSD to you.

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  7. OMG I would be so lucky. Have a great NSD day. Bye Irene

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  8. I miss your videos. I love your style and I am always so inspired by your layouts. Happy International Scrapbooking Day.

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  9. I love when you say what you are currently enjoying. Those are great! I love the layout of your son too! The pieced together heart in the background is perfect for your story! Happy NSD to you as well! I would love to win your leftover goodies! I see so many great things in there that I would enjoy!

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  10. Looks like a nice lot of left overs! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  11. The heart shadow box on your layout is amazing. So much texture on the page.

    Thanks for sharing the leftovers with us!

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  12. Love your creations ....thanks Gina F

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  13. I'm so glad to hear you will be teaching classes again! I have always enjoyed your style! I still watch your 2 pea's video's over and over.

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  14. Happy NSD! Love the layout you shared- I am always on the hunt for boy page ideas.

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  15. Really like your layout; I like layouts that have a topic better than a series of random moments. And love the Maggie Holmes heart--on my wishlist since CHA. Your Pay It Forward is generous, and my style. Have fun today.

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  16. Happy NSD Nancy. I enjoyed your post and your lovely l/o. It hurts so much when you can't make your little ones feel better; I hope he is back to his usual happy self by now. You captured the feeling in that photo perfectly. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. Maria

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  17. Thanks Nancy for a fab giveaway :) .. Love your layouts, with 3 grandsons I find great "boy layout" inspiration. Happy NSD everyone, HAVE FUN!!

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  18. Very cool layout. Love how you used the wood veneer heart.

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  19. wow! that layout is amazing! happy NSD and thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. Whoa, that's a generous giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity!

    I so love your page. That photo just gets me. Stunning!

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  21. Thanks a lot for the chance to win!! I love your layout! Always love boys layouts ♥

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  22. Gorgeous LO Nancy. It's rare that your DS doesn't have a HUGE smile on his face but it is an awesome photo. I'm sorry he had to be in pain for you to get it though. TFS!!

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  23. Love your layouts.....and the giveaway!!

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  24. I love pasta too! Love the heart on your page!

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  25. Great layout! I am a pasta lover too, really could eat it every day! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  26. I love your layout, most especially that precious picture of your son. We hate to see them hurt, don't we? Happy NSD!

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  27. Happy NSD! I am drooling over your craft space, this Mend layout, and the oodles of goodies you are giving away! Those stamps! :) Thanks for the chance to win....appreciate your paying it forward!!

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  28. Love your crafty space, wish mine looked like that lol! The picture and collage of your son is wonderful, love that you captured that moment in time, even if it was a tough one. It's the tough things that make us who we are.

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  29. Happy NSD to you! Love following all the scrappy goodness today! Your room is lovely!

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  30. What a gorgeous layout of your son! Your craft room looks amazing! I am your newest follower! I enjoyed reading the answers to all the questions! Thank you for the awesome giveaway! Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

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  31. Oh my goodness! I love how dimensional your project is. Thanks for the chance to win; that is one awesome prize package.

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  32. I love the wonderful page you made. Thank you for the wonderful leftover package you put together for us. Btw, I too like "Budapest".

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  33. What a fabulous layout Nancy !!! I could eat pasta everyday as well LOL :) :)

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  34. your layouts are awesome. I love that you are teaching at BPC and looking forward to taking your classes.

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  35. Love the studio picture and layout! I'm also a pasta girl :)

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  36. What a tender page. Thanks for sharing such emotion.

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  37. Always love your work Nancy! Thanks for the inspiration! :) Happy NSD!

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  38. I listen to books on my IPOD anything with a mystery. Love to drink coffee and water. Love playing with our 5 rescue Westies. I always enjoy making cards and participating in card drives for a good cause and OWH.

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  39. What a layout - just fabulous - love your craft room!

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  40. Wonderful page- that picture definitely tells it all. You literally run on Dunkin'... *chortle.* :) Happy NSD and thanks for the chance at the goodies!

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  41. Happy NSD to you too. That's an enticing pile of'leftovers'

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  42. I love your layout. Thank you for sharing your stuff with others. Have a great day!

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  43. We're big Dunkin fans in our house too but I don't think I've ever had one of their lattes. I'm all about the iced coffee at this time of year. Thanks for the fun blog hop - your layout is lovely as usual!

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  44. Happy NSD! Your talent is endless, such another great layout!

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  45. I like how your craftroom is set up. I can eat pasta everyday too. lol. loved your layout.
    what a fun blog hop

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  46. I love that heart frame. I really should get myself one (or two)! Awesome giveaway as well.

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  47. Happy National Scrapbooking Day 2015. Great to see that you are teaching again. I love your videos on Two Peas and often review them for inspiration.

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  48. Happy National Scrapbooking Day! What a great workspace you have. Love it! And I also love the giveaway.

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  49. Love your work both there and at the Big Picture!! Great list. And what a generous giveaway!!!

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  50. Always great to see your blog posts! Happy NSD 2015 to you...hope you're having fun! :-)

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  51. Love your craft room and your layout is just great!

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  52. This is a great giveaway! Happy NSD!

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  53. Beautiful layout and great giveaway!

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  54. What a gorgeous layout! Sometimes the subject matter we want to cover is painful, but I think it's great that you were able to capture the feelings of this moment. "Mend" is a wonderful title.

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  55. What a great box of goodies! I love reading all the answers!

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  56. Love your work - and your generosity with this great giveaway!

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  57. What a great layout!! Love your work. Such fun reading your answers.

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  58. That layout is amazing! Thanks for sharing and I hope he is feeling better now.
    juliee 181 at gmail dot com

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  59. Your layout is beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  60. What a precious LO of your son. Glad he has recovered :) Looking forward to some time to dig in to your Details class at BPC! Oh, and that box goodies there look amazing, Happy NSD!!

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  61. I've always been such a fan of your work. I took a vacation scrapbooking class from you on Two Peas. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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    1. I wasn't quite done typing before I published!! I hope Nicos road to recovery was paved with lots of Popsicles!

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  62. Beautiful layout of your son.

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  63. Your craftroom looks so neat:) Hope to see more of your pages here.
    And thanks for the giveaway, everything looks so pretty.

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  64. Oh, I love your craft room ... so very much tidier than mine! Thank you for the chance of winning the give-away - what a great prize!

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  65. left overs, for me they look a scraphaul. Love your projects of your son. I'm a mam of 2 boys, grown up but still my boys

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  66. Love that LO of your son it is lovely.

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  67. Really nice leftovers! Wow!

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  68. It would make me very happy to take those off your hands!

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  69. What a generous gift! I'm sure any one of us would be grateful to receive such goodies. :)
    Happy NSD 2015!
    ~Jeanna

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  70. Wow! How can I pass a chance like this? Love reading your blog! And that page is a WORK OF ART!!!

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  71. Your layout is beautiful. Your son's expression really tells the story :( hope he's had a ful recovery. On another note, I'd love to win your lovely box of leftovers :)

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  72. Yay, I'm really loving this blog hop. Thank you!

    Eloquent @ live.com

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  73. Great layout. Going to check out your class too. Thanks for joining in.

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  74. Love that project. That photo is so arresting! Great shot. Super fun hop today!

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  75. I've been enjoying this blog hop for NSD 2015.

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  76. Happy NSD! This hop has been awesome. Great LO's.

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  77. I loved seeing your craft room - looks like a fun place to hang out. And my craft room would be a happy home for your overstock supplies!

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  78. Thanks for a chance to win those lovelies~

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  79. Wow! What a generous giveaway!! Great layout of your son--I really love the raised heart shape. Such creative use of your space!

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  80. Thanks for a chance to win these goodies!

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  81. Left overs! Who doesn't love'm? I do! What a generous giveaway ... thanks for the opportunity to win, and btw, I love the layout of your son and how incorporated that wooden heart!

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  82. Lovely. Missed seeing your stuff since TPeas...

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  83. Love the peek into your craftroom and your beautiful layout! Great prize too with loads of fun stuff! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  84. Love your layouts! Glad I found you!

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  85. Gorgeous layout , for such a difficult period. I'd be honored to win this kit. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  86. Thanks for the chance to win!! Love your craft room!!

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  87. Love your layouts! Glad I found you!

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  88. Beautiful layouts, thanks for the inspiration!

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  89. I love the page and the colours, what a beautiful shot too :)

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  90. I'm so sympathetic to the sentiment shown in that layout- it's a bummer when our kiddos are sick. I love the raised effect of that aqua heart outline though, Nancy.

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  91. I do hope your boy is all mended now. That is a lovely layout. Wherever did you get that heart? It's divine!

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  92. It's so nice to see you ladies all together again I hope you have a great NSD! Thanks for blog hop and giveaway.

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  93. Fun blog hop. Love your extras. thanks for a chance to win some.

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  94. These look so much fun! Happy NSD:)
    Lori R

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  95. You scrapbook room is just gorgeous! I love seeing a peek into it from your photos! I know I would be inspired to work in a bright, organized and colorful space like that one. Just had to tell you! ;) What a sweet and special page about your boy - I can certainly see why it's a favorite! Happy NSD (a day late - bc I spent the day at the baseball fields! ha!)

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  96. I think I see a Scraptastic kit on your desk. I really enjoy the layouts you design for her. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  97. I am also playing catch up on NSD and my first stop was Wilna's blog. This is my first time over here and I love your scrappy style. I also agree that page of your son is amazing. I will be snooping by more often. So happy for the hop, I love discovering new inspiration.

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  98. I was feeling a little sad about the lack of National Scrapbook Day activities, as all the stores in my area have gone away and apparently nobody in my little town scraps except me. I was so happy to see this blog hop appear, so thanks to all the participants. I am also glad to see that you are teaching again because I was a big fan of yours over at TPs.

    JamieH

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  99. Love the blog hop,and love the layout of your son, you rocked the giant wood heart! I'm glad you're teaching again, I signed up at big picture just to take your class. Thanks

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  100. I love the peek into your craft room and your talented display of creativity! National Scrapbook day is so full of inspiration. Love it!

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  101. Great up date on your current scrappy activities. Thanks for sharing!

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  102. What a great blog hop! I'm enjoying reading all of your "currents" and I plan to make a layout with my answers today.

    Katy
    Primitivehouse@aol.com

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  103. Thank you for sharing a glimpse into your life right now! I really want to read "The Creative Habit", I hope you're finding it interesting. Hope you had a great NSD!

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  104. I'm always inspired by you and your layouts. Thanks for sharing about your latest classes and for sharing a litle more about you! floresfour@aol.com

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  105. Loved the layout of your son. Great inspiration for NSD and thanks for the chance to win some scrappy supplies!

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  106. Awesome layout, and I can't wait to take your class at big picture!

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  107. Your crafting space made me happy...such a cheerful place to create. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  108. love your blog! so fun. love ur giveaway. I could certainly give it a good home. wink wink

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  109. Your blog is one of the best, and your giveaway is so generous

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  110. I love National Scrapbook Day... what a nice giveaway!

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  111. What a great looking haul to give away! Heather, UK

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  112. Better late than never! Loving your layout. So glad your son is doing well.
    Your craft room is very pretty and functional.
    Happy NSDay!!

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  113. Happy NSD! Absolutely love all your work. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and chance to win!

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  114. What an awesome box of goodies! I'm happy to hear that you're making videos again! I can't wait to watch them :).

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  115. Happy NSD! Just finished listening to your Disney podcast that you did awhile back, really enjoyed listening to that! Haven't been scrapping in quite some time, so I haven't checked out the classes since BP changed, will definitely have to check out yours!

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  116. Hi, I love the way you scrap, the colors and energy are so uplifting!
    Julie

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  117. Wow NSD is almost over. Love your work and the give away is fab!

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  118. I always get inspired by your layouts. Love your work. Thanks for a chance to win some goodies!

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  119. what a great bunch of goodies! thanks for the inspiration!

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  120. Wow! I love the project that you created of your son! That layout looks amazing!

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  121. It's those moments that make such an impact. Thanks for celebrating NSD!

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  122. It's those moments that make such an impact. Thanks for celebrating NSD!

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  123. I love your scrap room. I would also love to win some new product since I am on a spending freeze. Jersey Girl Anne

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  124. Great space and thanks for the chance to win
    hugs Nikki C

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  125. Very much enjoying the blog hop, although i am one day late for NSD. It's hard to keep up with the activity but a really fun day and great inspiration. I am enjoying your class at BPC. Great new platform. Thanks for your generous giveaway!

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  126. Great space for crafting--thanks for sharing!

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  127. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  128. Happy National Scrapbooking day with delay. I was looking forward to all the buzz over national scrapbooking day but it looks like I missed it. Thanks for sharing and thanks for giving away such a great give away. I'm sure whoever wins it will be absolutely thrilled :-).

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  129. Loved seeing your wonderful craft room and also enjoyed seeing your Mend LO. Ouch...that pained expression says it all.....ugh... Thank you for the chance to win that fabulous haul of a super-generous blog prize!!! Wowza....that is going to make someone VERRRRRRRRRRRRY happy!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  130. Happy NSD! I think my first comment didn't post! boo!

    Great picture of your boy! You really did capture his soul through those big sweet eyes.

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  131. I loved reading about you and I am so glad you are back to teaching!!!

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  132. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Looking forward to scrapbooking again.

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  133. NSD should be a 'real holiday' with a day off...lol

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  134. Love your layouts! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

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  135. I need a tropical vacay too! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  136. OMG I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win all this fun stuff.

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  137. I am such a fan of your style! Glad to hear you are teaching again.

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  138. I just love your layouts. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  139. Love your layouts....and Maroon 5!

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  140. Was a winner ever chosen for this, Nancy? I follow your blog, but I missed the announcement.

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  141. Fabulous layout... love all the elements! Hugs, Karen

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