Monday, September 26, 2011

Christmas Card Ideas - Week 3 Magic Monday and Giveaway!

Welcome to week three of Christmas Card Ideas - Magic Monday!

But, before we get started...
Here's the giveaway this week!

One person will win the latest sets of My Creative Time's Stamps!  

Build a Banner Kit (comes with dies also!!):


Anyday Bingo and Crossword:

Game Night:

Whimsical Calendar Days:

How can you win?


1) Leave a comment below telling me if you digital scrap or make photo books. (Click HERE to learn how to leave a comment.)
2) Subscribe or follow the blog.

What if you NEED these stamps right now (and you know you do...LOL!)?  You can order them by clicking here: My Creative Time Stamps.

Now, later today I will post the winner of last week's giveaway so check back...

Onto today's quick and easy Christmas Card using Cricut Winter Frolics Shapes Cartridge
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Here's the recipe:

1) Cut an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of kraft cardstock in half lengthwise to make cardbase.  Use one of the halves and fold that in half.
2) Adhere 4" x 5-1/4" white piece of cardstock to inside.
3) Cut a square of 3" x 3" red cardstock.  Cuttlebug a square of 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" of white cardstock using the Snowflake folder and then adhere to red.  Add strips of torn white glitter paper for snow to bottom of white section as shown.
4) Cut mouse from Cricut Winter Frolics Shapes Cartridge
at 1-3/4", all layers, as shown and adhere together. Add gems as desired for nose and eye.
5) Adhere mouse to red and white square.  Pop dot onto front of card.
6) Stamp sentiment from My Creative Time's Mixed Holiday Sentiments set onto white cardstock using red ink.  Back with piece of red cardstock cut at 1" x 3".  Add red brads.

Supplies:  Cricut Winter Frolics Shapes Cartridge
; red, kraft, pink, brown, patterned pink, green and white cardstock; white glitter cardstock; pink gems; red brads; My Creative Time's Mixed Holiday Sentiments; pop dots.

Made something crafty lately?  Add your project below - it can be anything (sewing, scrapbooking, home decor, cards, etc.) and any theme (does NOT have to be Christmasy):



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312 comments:

  1. Love the card, so simple and sweet. I use digital for calendars and gifts, but not for pages. I love to be creative and take my stuff to a crop. I work on the computer all day so I am having a hard time getting into digital for my pages. Thanks!

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  2. I haven't done any digital scrapping yet. I don't know that I would get the same satisfaction as using my cricut.

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  3. I digiscrap and print them in photo books.

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  4. I do make photo books. I haven't gotten into digital yet!

    Carla from Utah

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  5. Cute card! I don't do any digital scrapbooks or photo books, I like the idea of the photo books for something quick but I just love to manipulate paper and create layouts! I would love to win those stamps and Love the banner one with the dies! After seeing all the banners on the Cricut site today I'm in a banner kind of mood, lol! I didn't get to enter so I'm hoping this may help! Thanks for the chance!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

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  6. So happy I have Winter Frolic cause now I have an idea of what to do with that little mouse! Thanks!!!

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  7. Very cute card! The only digital scrapping I do is to print stuff out and use it for a paper page! And photo books - I made about eight of them last year for different girls in my daughter's Girl Scout troop last spring. It was the simple kind, with preset designs you just drop your pictures into...it was easier than paper-scrapbooking eight albums, sure, but I got tired of looking at the same designs.

    Thanks for the chance to win - these stamps look awesome!

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  8. that is the cutest card! And what a great stamp release!

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  9. I have not jumped into digital scrapping and dont know that I will. Something about all those beautiful papers and stamps in real life - they just call out to me!!!

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  10. I like to do both- sometimes it depends on how quickly I need to do an album. Generally I do digital for gifts and traditional albums for my family.

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  11. I LOVE these! They are definitely going on my "wish list"!

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  12. I still like the feel of regular scrapbooking, although a combo might be ok.. I have so much paper... gotta use it... Love Emma's lastest release.. thank you for a chance to win...

    Kelly O

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  13. Oops forgot to say how great the stamp sets are. And the mouse on your card is super cute!!!

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  14. I did digital scrapbooking before I got my cricut and started stamping also. Would love to get Emma's products!!

    Janell

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  15. Super cute card! I do photo books...or at least when I have time I "TRY" to do them :)

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  16. Thanks for yet another cute card and idea and another great chance to win.

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  17. Cute card. Do a little digital and make photo books.

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  18. Joy, your card is too too cute! I have done photo books for gifts, and I have done a tiny amount of digital scrapbooking, I am addicted to traditional scrapbooking, and I have an entire room built just for it!
    Please enter me into the give-away!
    Thanks so much,
    Paula Horak
    paula dot horak at yahoo dot com

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  19. I am a Photo Book and would love to win fantastic Emma's stamps.. tnks so much.
    evoraJo

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  20. Beautiful card! Don't do any digital scrapping; but do make photo books------although it has been quite some time since I've worked on one. Thanks for the opportunity to win some awesome stamps.

    scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

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  21. Your little card is so cute!
    I do photo books, but my favorite thing to do is to make cards. Lately I have been trying to make some home decor, which is a lot of fun also.
    Love your website.

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  22. I dabble with digital scrapbooking and photo books. I really like Hallmark's Smilebox program. I have also tried the Creative Memories online digital books. Once I tried Walgreen's photo books. Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

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  23. I Love this Christmas Card! Great Job!

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  24. Adorable card! I love making photo books! I am so far behind on my scrapbooking that I try to make a few digital photobooks each year! It definitely is a lot faster! But I still love using my cricut to make my paper scrapbooks as well!

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  25. Love your Card! Thanks for the chance to win some of Emma's stamps! Love her stamps!

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  26. I don't care for the digital sb. I prefer the real thing!!! I love your mouse card, just wished I had your talent!!

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  27. I love the cute mouse on your card! I have never tried digital scrapbooking or photo books. Miss Emma's stamps are to die for, love them! Thanks for the chance to win!

    plese.cathy@yahoo.com

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  28. Cute Christmas card! I like to make photo books, well, really mini albums.

    coupondenise at live dot com

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  29. Your cards are always so pretty!! Congrats to the new design team members! I look forward to seeing your projects!

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  30. OMG, How cute! I am new to scrapping period, so have not done digital, but would love to!

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  31. Loving the new stamp sets and the adorable mouse card! I make photo albums as I love paper!

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  33. Love your card! The little mouse just pops off the card so nicely with your color choices. I usually make paper phot albums and don't do alot of digital scrapbooking.

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  34. Such a cute card! I don't do any digital scrapping but I make photo books for special occasions or gifts! I LOVE the game night stamp set! I NEED that one! Thanks for the chance to win!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  35. love love the card. I don't have any stamps so winning would be really really fun. thanks.

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  36. I LOVE those stamp sets! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win them. Following your blog has been great!

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  37. These rubber stamps are so cute! I do not have any, and would love these to start off.

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  38. I don't do scrapbooking, I do like to make cards using my stamps and the cricut expressions machine. I enjoy your Christmas card ideas. Thanks.

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  39. That mouse is just the cutest thing in the world! I don't do either photo books or digital scraps... just cards and painting for me! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  40. I haven't ever done digital scrapbooking but I do make a photobook for my Grandmother of all our family vacations! Love the card :)

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  41. Love your mouse. I love working with paper,stamps and my cricut.
    Would love to win the banner dies and stamps.

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  42. I have done three digital photobooks through Shutterfly and Snap Fish. The digital books allowed me to create a quick book and get some thoughts down. But I will still do a traditional "paper" book.

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  43. While I do use technology (a Cricut Imagine) for my crafting, I don't use digital scrapbooking. Occasionally, I do make basic digital photo books.

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  44. I haven't made myself try digital scrapping. I really like the hands on approach. It would be wonderful to win Emma's stamps. I liked everything about this realease.

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  45. I don't do digital scrapbooking. I do love to use digi images on my CARDS! I typically am a card maker. Love love love the fun giveaway! Your card is so adorable!
    thanks for a chance to win!
    xoxo
    Peggy

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  46. I don't do digital scrapbooks but I have been seriously considering them lately because I'm so behind on all my scrapbooking!

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  47. I have every intention of someday digitally scrapping - I have lots of papers and digital templates ... some day - for now it is all manual!
    Sandra ltb

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  48. I mainly do paper scrapbooking but I have made a few books digitally as well as a few through shutterfly etc. Thanks for the chance to win! great card.
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  49. Im a follower (wasn't sure if was i was supposed to leave a seperate comment or not) if not im sorry :)
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  50. I have not gotten into digital scrapbooking. I love the 3D affect of layouts and cards plus I love paper and my Cricut!

    scappindhilly at gmail dot com

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  51. I love your mouse christmas card. I have been making photo scrapbooks for over 10 years. I'm now into making cards too. Love it!

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  52. I enjoy my photo books! I don't think I could give up my glue, papers, embellies for the digital route! I'm way too addicted to my paper...hehe! I love the Christmas card this week! That snowy background looks amazing! TFS!
    Amber

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  53. Love the card!!! I'm so glad I bought the snowflake Cuttlebug folder...so cute. I don't do digital scrapbooking yet, but there's always a chance I might start. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  54. Adorable card. I have just started a digital scrapbook project (one page counts as started, right?), and I'm finding it very challenging.

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  55. I love to scrapbook!!! Love to mess around with papers and trying out new things!!! Love that calendar stamps!

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  56. Super Adorable mouse card!!! I so really love it. Thanks for sharing...and at this time I only do paper scrapbooking. I would love to do digital but I think I want a dedicated laptop just for me! With lots and lots of memory!

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  57. Adorable card! I just purchased digital software! I am super excited to try it out! Already a follower! TFS! abusybee24@cox.net

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  58. Haven't really tried digital work yet but it is definitely on my list of things to do!! Thanks Joy!
    nicurnkellie@yahoo

    Kellie

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  59. Love your card. Don't do scrapbooking.

    Tina

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  60. I love your card! I can't get into digital, I prefer to do handmade. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  61. I have done a few digital scrapbook pages, but I am partial to printing them out to use in my paper scrapping...I just love peeling glue off my fingers :) Thanks for the chance to win. They're cute stamps!

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  62. I love the card...that litte mouse is so cute.
    I currently do not do either digital or photo books.

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  63. Your cards are always so cute!!! Such talent!!! As for your query, I prefer scrapbooking, crafts, and cardmaking to anything digital!!! Thanks!!!

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  64. I don't digi scrapbook or make photo books. I do cardmaking a lot and sometimes use digi stamps on them. I like hands on scrapbooking much better. Nothing like holding those pretty papers right in your hands.
    acountrytwinkle at verizon dot net

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  65. This card is SO adorable & I can't wait to make one myself! I love that the mouse isn't your traditional "Christmas" design, yet he looks oh so festive & Christmas-y.
    anndiehl@centurytel.net

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  66. Am not yet a true scrapbooker! Still making cards, cards, cards! And loving every minute! Your stamp and die sets would be fun for either kind of project, thanks for a chance to win!

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  67. Great card! I don't do digital. I only do photo books. I guess that's becoming old fashioned :)

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  68. Super cute card! I love that mouse image. I don't do digital but I do photo scrapbooks. Thanks for the chance. I LOVE Emma's banner set and would LOVE to win it!
    booger1 at tds.net

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  69. these look so fun! I don't do any digital scrapbooking, just traditional papercrafting for me! I'm really into stamping and all the fun tools that you can use when doing traditional papercrafting! :)

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  70. Cute card! I do photo scrapbooking, make cards, and anything else that I think up or see out in blog world, that I think I must try. I fill the need to use my cricut for everything, so I get my money's worth! . . . So, I would love to win your giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  71. CUTE card Joy! I do some digital scrapping, but mostly hybrid. I love my photoshop, but addicted to paper too. So many toys, so little time! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  72. Love your mouse card! I do photo scrapbooking and make cards. Not into the digital scrapping. I love all of your stamps and dies. Sure hope I win, LOL! Thanks for the opportunity :)

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  73. I have made a photo book, but never digital scrapping. I love paper! I still read books on paper too!

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  74. I have tried digital a little, but prefer to play with paper and goodies.

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  75. Your card is too cute!! I just like the cardmaking and scrapbooking not to fond of digital scrapbooking. Thanks for the chance to win the My Creative Time Stamps.

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  76. Awww the mouse is just too cute.... I have tried digital scrapping but not much, and I have made one photo book, I am mostly a card maker

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  77. I've done both, but prefer the books

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  78. I do both digital and photo books but not often. Mostly I do cards and tags but I use everything for special occassions.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  79. I just received my build a banner kit and was elated with the bonus stamp included. I would love to win one of the other sets to use with the one I just purchased. Great quality.

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  80. This card is super cute! No, I don't do scrapbooking. I make cards and invitations.

    hotgirl211@msn.com

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  82. Strictly paper scrapper. I have WAY too many papers and embellishments that need to be used before switching to digital. Besides, I tried a digital page and it just didn't make sense to me. So I'll continue to hoard supplies :-)

    BTW - LOVE the detailed steps.

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  83. Love your card, mouse is so cute! In real life--I hate them. I don't do digital other than a few stamps.

    Donna C.
    goCricutgo

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  84. Cute card. I have done some digi scrapbooking, but I prefer paper. I also have done a couple of photobooks. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Michelle
    scrappinmomof2 at gmail dot com

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  85. This is so cute. It's getting my in the mood to start making Christmas card. Thanks. I don't do digital scrapbooking, I love making cards.

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  86. I do use Shutterfly to create photo books.

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  87. What an adorable card! I'm a paper scrapper, always will be - love working with paper and creating something beautiful - I just don't get that same satisfaction using the computer. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  88. Cute, cute card the little mice is adorable. As for digital scrapping and photo books I have not tried either. Although I have had my cricut for nearly two years I am only now beginning to become friends with it lol. Would love to see some photo book idea's as I have my daughter's wedding next year.
    Kim xXx

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  89. I do photo scrap booking. Maybe when I use up all my current album pages, I'll switch to digital, but I'm not sure... Thanks for the chance to win. I already have a couple of Emma's earlier stamps and her first die. I've learned loads from both of you! mom2park

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  90. As much as I admire digital scrapbooking, I think there is nothing nicer than using real paper, real embellishments. I don't do either as yet as I am just starting out but I just love being inspired by all the lovely creations you share with us.
    nz.sandra@gmail.com

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  91. What an adorable card! I do photo scrapbooking and maybe 1% digital. I like to touch the papers and am a paperholic!

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  92. Cute card! I make photo books. I already subscribe to your blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  93. I don't digital scrapbook yet. I do photo scrapbooks. Your new sets look great!+

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  94. Love the card, cute. I love crafting of all kinds. I prefer paper, even
    through I hate using some of the papers, (I love to look at them, but not cut into them). Do a little digi but paper wins hand down with me.

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  95. That little mouse is too cute!
    I enjoy digital scrapbooking but wish I had more time, and felt more organized with my digital photos, to work on everything I have to do!

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  96. Your card is really cute... hard to believe it's time to get started on Christmas Cards!! I don't do any digital scrapping but have seen some really nice photo books and wouldn't mind trying my hand at doing one. Thanks for the opportunity for some terrific stamps!! scrap happy!

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  97. really love CTMH's Studio J, but still love to create my scrapbooks by getting messy!

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  98. I have never did a photo book or digital scrapped. Would love to in the future.
    Sekala45@roadrunner.com

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  99. I do photo books. I like the cute little mouse.
    Peggy N

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  100. I love your card. I would really like to win these sets.

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  101. Photobooks for me. I like the sharing aspects.

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  102. Digital photobooks are faster but the real thing is prettier!! Done both :-)

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  103. I don't make photo books, but I love to make scrapbooks for family and friends, does that count :)

    thanks for the chance to win. I love Emma's stamps.

    tammi_amata@ameritech.net

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  104. I only do photo books when I get them for free from Shutterfly. Thanks for another great giveaway!

    Rebekkah

    rebocker at yahoo dot com

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  105. Photo books all the way for me!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  106. What a cute and adorable card you have created. I am still old fashioned and do photo books. I have only tried once to digital scrap and it didn't turn out so well. I love the new stamps you are offering in this giveaway. Just got into stamping and trying to increase my collection with no money to spend on scrappin.
    April H.
    akirb78 at yahoo dot com

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  107. I love your mouse card. I have given my daughter a mouse ornament every year since she was born, she is now 33! and still have the Artex painted mice I made to go on the windows at her level for her first Christmas. So nice to see a new design. Thanks for sharing.

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  108. I have never tried digital but am a bit curious!! I love to work with my cricut and make books, cards, and love to work with vinyl!!!
    Have a happy crafty day!
    Karen dkolopez@msn.com

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  109. I am a hands on kinda gal so I prefer creating books. I just love to work with my hands instead of clicking a mouse.

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  110. Sweet mouse card. I am so ready to start Christmas cards. I have a few Thanksgiving ones to do first.
    Thank you and please keep those beautiful cards coming.
    Linda in Stanwood

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