Sunday, January 19, 2014

Close to My Heart Retiring Items,Coupons,New Giveaway,Winner

Happy Sunday!
I wanted to let you know that the Close to My Heart items below are retiring and will NOT be available after January 31.  There are some excellent stamp sets in there that you may want to grab now. Things may even sell out before Jan. 31, as an FYI.  This is not a complete list but just a sampling.  To see more retiring items, click HERE-Close to My Heart Retiring Items.






New Cricut Giveaway - When I Was A Kid
How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below -  Do you do any Project Life scrapbooking?
Click HERE if you don't know how to leave a comment. Click HERE to leave a comment if you are seeing this in an email. Then scroll down and look for the comment box at the bottom.

2) Subscribe to my email club.  

3) Not required to enter but please subscribe to me on youtube and/or pinterest - that way you won't miss any projects or tutorials!


Winner will be announced on January 26, 2014 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.

Winner of the Cricut Holidays Through the Years Iron On Cartridge is Kim Lundstrom
Congratulations, Kim! Please email me at joyster110@gmail.com within two weeks with your name, address, phone number (for shipping) and what you won and I'll get that shipped out to you pronto!

January Special Close to My Heart's National Papercrafting Month Promo - the Cloud Nine Card Kit:

New January Stamp of the Month:
Here's a quick link to the online catalog - CLICK HERE if you want a peek. 

COUPONS:


Want to see more of my projects?
Click HERE to see my gallery!
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134 comments:

  1. Thanks for the chance to win and thank you for the coupons

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  2. I am new to all of this. No scrapbooking for me yet, just cards. love this site

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  3. Love your blog! Check daily for new ideas.

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  4. Love those close to my hearts! Thank you for sharing your coupons with us!
    Babi96@aol.com

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  5. Awesome giveaway! No I have not done any Project Life Scrapbooking .Thanks for the coupons

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  6. No I don't do any project life. I just like card making and general scrapbooking. I love your projects and your videos have given me so much inspiration and knowledge. Thanks for your great posts as well as the coupons!

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  7. I still love my "old" scrapbooking supplies, but am fascinated by the Project Lift concept.

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  8. I have not done any Project Live. Thanks for a chance to win the When I Was A Kid cartridge.
    Donna K U

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  9. Thanks for the chance to win! No project life scrapbooking. It's a project to get my life scrapped

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  10. Never tried Project Life. Your new giveaway would be a great cart to add to my collection! Thanks for all you do for us, Joy!

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  11. I do not participate in Project Life for one reason. I don't want to start collecting a whole different line of products. The stash I already have is over-whelming and I am the type that has to own all of a collection even if I'm not sure what I will do with it. So it's mainly a matter of expense.
    Karen Young
    YoungDolphin@aol.com

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  12. I have not tried Project Life and until I can get through all of my old Creative Memories albums I can't start another one! Thanks for another great giveaway.

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  13. I scrapbook but do not do PL scrapbooking. Thanks for another wonderful giveaway chance.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  14. Project life actually kinda scares me. I am starting small with a project life calendar. We don't take pictures every week so I'm afraid I wouldn't complete it. Thanks for the coupons!

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  15. Congrats to Kim. I have done a small amount of scrapbooking, but not Project LIfe. I don't trust myself to stay with it and be successful over an extended period of time.

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  16. I haven't tried Project Life yet, but am definitely curious. I think it would be a great way to scrap some of those memories that haven't made it out of the photo box yet!

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  17. I have not tried Project Life. It sounds like a great idea, but I have not been doing much scrap booking -even though I am so far behind!

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  18. Wow, lots of beautiful items retiring! I do have some project life supplies....pretty cool!

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  19. One of these days I will get my life in order soooo I can work on project life!!!.... Time flies!!!

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  20. My kids are 25 and 30 and not home so no really doing any project life scrapping here.

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  21. Good morning, Joy! My boys are grown and on their own. I haven't done any project life scrapbooking at all. I would like to do it when the grandchildren start to come!

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  22. Wow, this Project Life would sure help me get those scrap pages going for my daughters! Thanks so much for the wkly coupons too! I use them all the time :)

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  23. I enjoy the old fashion scrapbooking pages, so I haven't done any project life scrapbooking, although it seems fast and easy.

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  24. I have not done any project life, but it looks to make scrapbooking easier. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. Congrats Kim enjoy your new cart!!! No I have not done any Project Life scrabooking yet but I was just gifted a huge Project Life kit so will be starting this year on it and actually I can't wait.
    Joy Thanks for the awesome coupons you really are a treasure to help out with the retail therapy of it all!! (LOL)
    Looking forward to what you will be sharing this week.

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  26. I have not done any Project Life scrapbooking. Looks easy and fun!

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  27. I love give always I'm a starting to attempt project life this year

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  28. I would love the chance to win this cartridge. I love the layouts in the art booking and this would help me a lot with my layouts because I seem to struggle in that area. Love your videos. Carolyn from B

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  29. I have been ogling this cartridge since it came out. LOL No, I do not do Project LIfe. It seems great for some but I find it too creatively stifling. Just an opinion….

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  30. I love this cartridge! I enjoy reading your posts each week. Thanks for the inspiration! paulasley

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  31. Nope! I can't keep up with all my current projects as it is!

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  32. I've been mulling over buying this cartridge. It looks like a great one. I haven't tried project life yet. I can't decide if it's right for my style.

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  33. Wish I had more time to scrapbook! I've been looking into trying project life. I've had my eye on this cartridge since it came out....love the images :)

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  34. Congratulations, Kim! Enjoy your new cartridge!

    I haven't done any Project Life scrapbooking. Thanks for the coupons and the chance to win!

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  35. I haven't done any Project Life scrapbooking. I haven't really looked at that line of stuff, only in passing. I would definitely love this cartridge, though. I have a little boy and this would be great for his scrapbook pages!

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  36. I have not tried Project Life yet and am just getting into digital scrapbooking. Thanks for the chance to win and love getting, and using, the coupons.

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  37. I don't do Project Life, not really interested. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. I have been doing Project Life
    for five years now. Love the
    simplicity of it and being
    able to document daily
    happenings.
    Carla from Utah

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  39. I haven't done Project Life but I think I might like to.

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  40. Great cartridge! Would love to win:-)

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  41. Thanks for the coupons. I don't do Project Life.

    Veronica

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  42. Nope, no Project Life for me either.. (I'm a card maker) but it does look super cute.. maybe someday!!
    Thanks for the Give~Away Joy, it is very much appreciated!!! L.r. Smith on facebook!

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  43. I bought several kits to do project life, but have not started yet.

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  44. i have not tried the project Life style yet as I do traditional scrapbook layouts but I am going to try the new style from CTMH. Just made out my order on my site.

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  45. I don't like project life. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  46. I do mix Project Life style pages in with my regular 12x12 layouts, especially when I have lots of photos of an event to scrap or when I have several "random" photos that I want to include in my album. I like the flexibility it offers. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  47. I have not used the Project Life, or digital either one I still like using paper, texture, my die cutting machines. The other 2 look a lot faster for sure. ;)

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  48. I have not used the Project Life, or digital either one I still like using paper, texture, my die cutting machines. The other 2 look a lot faster for sure. ;)

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  49. I just bought my first Project Life kit and I am looking forward to trying something new! Also, quite a few of the CTMH items I had my eye on are on the retiring list. Yikes, I better get my order together quick! Thanks for all your inspiration!

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  50. I have not used Project Life for scrapbooking, but am considering Picture My Life by CTMH. Thanks for the chance to win your Cricut Giveaway!
    Judy B.

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  51. have not used Project Life for scrapbooking, but am considering Picture My Life by CTMH. Thanks for the chance to win your Cricut Giveaway! Thanks also for sharing.

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  52. I have not done project life. Thank you for hosting the Cricut Giveaway

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  53. Would love to try this. Thanks Joy for the opportunity! Grandchick77 from Missouri

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  54. I have done one page and have bought 2 kits. I am currently making some disney explosion scrapbook albums/ornaments and found the project life cards very useful and coordinated quite well. I would love the chance to win this cartridge! Thanks for the opportunity! I do love lyour blog and frequently access some of your older u-tube videos for ideas and inspiration.

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  55. I just started doing project life and love it

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  56. I haven't tried project life yet. Not wure when I would have time to start!

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  57. I have nearly all the retiring stamps and love them all. This Cricut giveaway looks fun! I've already started making Valentines cards since you inspired me with your ideas. Thanks!

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  58. I haven't done any Project Life things. I know that is the newest thing going.

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  59. Thanks for the chance to win! I have not done project life, or at least not in the way it's suppose to be done. I have some of the products but I use them in my normal scrapbooking.

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  60. Nope, I haven't done any of the Project Life things. But I have seen some really nicely done pages online.
    Thanks for the chance to win the Cricut Cartridge!

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  61. I have not used Project Life. I had to Google it to see what it was. Am I behind the times or what? Thanks for the chance to win.

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  62. Want to try Project Life as a Baby's First Year for my friend's baby....beautiful Claire! Happy, happy!

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  63. wow so many things retiring, hopefully that means that they will be replaced by lots of new things :) I have done project life for some holiday photos - Debbie

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  64. Project Life sounds interesting...have not tried it but now that I am retired, I have lots of time to try it out. Just love to try new things!! The give away looks awesome and would be great to have!!!

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  65. I want to try some PL scrapping, or at the least use the layout format in conjunction with another one page 12x12 LO.
    thank you for the chance to win that Cricut cartridge!!

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  66. I have been trying to make the most of my papers and photos and doing a few PL pages here and there. I even have the real PL kit. I love looking at tutorials on them though I do my own in a different style.

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  67. This would be perfect...my goal before Christmas is to go through our family albums and make a scrapbook for my son and one for my daughter of their 18 years at home with us....I have all ready done my parents 66 years of marriage...which included photos of my great grandparents who were born in the 1860s. So If I can win this cartridge...it would make the scrapbooks so much more fun and quicker to put together! Linda Talso

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  68. I have not done any project life scrapbooking but I am interested. Would love to win this cricut cartridge. Thanks,
    Rhonda

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  69. I haven't gotten into the project life scrapbooking but would like to. I love your blog and all the tutorials. Thank you for sharing.

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  70. I just bought my first kit. I don't think I will be able to do it daily, I'm thinking maybe a weekly entry. Thanks for sharing this giveaway!

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  71. I have recently bought a kit, but I have not started using it yet. Trying to get my craft room in order first.

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  72. Hello! Although I have not done any Project Life scrap booking yet, I think I might give the digital scrap booking a try. My friend creates amazing scrap books of her daughters and I would love to do the same for my grandchildren.

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  73. No, I haven't even used PL yet, but I would like too. I also am pleased with you sharing u'r coupons & creative idea's with us. I love Cricut & I would love to win this cartridge!

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  74. I haven't done any Project Life scrapbooking but I think it's a fantastic idea.
    I did finally try a vinyl project, lol. Thanks so much for all the tips, tricks, and tutorials and thanks for the chance to win another great Cricut cartridge!

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  75. Hello Joy, thank you for the coupons. I don't know what Project Life scrapbooking is? I'm just getting into the whole card making, papercrafting thing.
    Thanks,
    Donnamarie Graves (ilive4hm)

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  76. I am not a big fan of Project Life... most of my excitement happens in spurts - a cruise, 6 months later - a vacation etc. It is much easier to scrapbook them rather than have bits and pieces of my life. I must admit that would have been perfect when my kids were growing up though..

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  77. just rec'd a PL kit and will give it a try, probably mixing it with traditional scrapbook pages of events rather than everyday life since I don't photograph everyday

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  78. I have never used project life and don't really know much about it.

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  79. trying to do a little project life along with regular scrapping. I like the idea of something quick and easy, but not sure about taking a picture everyday!

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  80. I've always been a big card maker and just now starting my Grandbabies scrapbooks! I can't wait to see what Cricut has in store for us next! Dying to see what Project life is and know all about it for my next phase of Cricut! Thanks for all your great hints and guides! I love my Art Philosophy, Artiste and ArtBooking Carts.....

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  81. Thanks for the coupon update!
    I have not tried Project Life yet but it is on my "to try" list.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  82. I have an older Cricut and am SO excited to see what si comming out! Thanks do much for an AWESOME give away!

    From Jamesia from Tennessee @ CountMyBlessings@aol.com

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  83. I gave my daughter Project Life supplies at Christmas.. and did three 'life happenings' for her.. She's excited to be a Project Lifer.. I will be using their page inserts when I do my children's 'childhood books' this year. I'm not sure what a new Cricut can do that the past ones don't except cut without cartridges; just images off of their site. Will be interesting and lucky you to be in on the testing.

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  84. I hope that the new machine will not require cartridges. To me it is a very large part of the drawback on the present machines they offer. The other thing that would make it fantastic is to make it a perfectly functioning wireless machine. That would make the Cricut perfect in my eyes.

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  85. I have a cricut expression. I'm guessing the newer cricut will probably have the universal overlay printed on the keypad and is probably a new color machine. Your older overlay would cover the universal overlay printing so you can continue to use older cartridges, like, the CTMH cartridges. Have fun in Utah. rosebud114

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  86. I am doing a PL album using the Snap Studio Collection album. I am having so much fun embellishing it, it really isn't exactly PL style with an added lazer-cut wooden frame to the front, with flowers! But enjoying putting the smaller pics and cards into the plastic pages. Am regular scrapbooking the paper pages, and dividers. So it is my version of PL!

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  87. I haven't tried Project Life. I hope I win this!

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  88. I haven't done in project life scrapbooking. I'm hoping to do something like that for my son when he went to the regional baseball world series last summer. It was a special time that needs a special album. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  89. I'm not even sure what Project Life scrapping is! My scrapbuddy and best friend passed away a few months ago from breast cancer. Needless to say, I'm a bit behind in every area of crafts we did together. I am finally getting started with a mini album. I prefer mini's, can you do PL that way? Thanks so much for the contests! How fun!

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  90. I love my cricut and can't wait to see what is new. I think it will allow more cutting on your cut outs, maybe sd cards instead of cartridge's, bigger screen, maybe it will talk to us, a little more quite, see in color, print in color, allow you to type your own messages, I guess we will have to wait and see.

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  91. Thanks for the constant opportunity for cartridges and prizes. I'm not sure what Project Life is exactly. All my scrappping is good old fashion papercrafting as I love the art in it.

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  92. Thank u for the opportunity to win an awesome cart ..... Would make an awesome addition to my collection

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  93. Thank u for the opportunity to win an awesome cart ..... Would make an awesome addition to my collection

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  94. I wonder if the new Cricut can let you do full pages easier. Maybe it will cut,all the pieces for an entire page at once. I would love that. Can't wait to find out anyway!!!

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  95. Thanks for the opportunity to win and all the nice things your shared with us. I can wait to see the wonderful new cricut machine!!!!!
    Yolanda Norman

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  96. I just recently started project life. I got it a few months ago but I've been super busy and only had time to do a couple layouts so far

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  97. I really am going on a limb here, I think the new cricut machine will be so updated, wireless and were all your cartridges that are downloaded will now be easily accessible and you won't have to put the cartridge in. you can sign on from anywhere and have your images ready when you get home, maybe you can print, copy & scan your own images and cut them out of this machine directly. instead of telling everything to weld, you will have to un-wield it if you want it separated. I really don't know what else they can do to this machine, beside have it create for me.

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  98. Can't wait to hear about the new machine. The possibilities are endless. Thanks for all you do for us.

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  99. When I saw Project Life, I thought two things, "Not another album-system that promises you quick pages and forces you to buy only their products at full price" and then when I opened it I thought "3-ring binder?! Why are they going backwards? These were around back in the '80s/'90s." Why not just offer a digital service where you buy the design software and then have the company print out a scrapbook for you? I've seen companies that do that and the scrapbookers treasure these just as much if not more than the original scrapbooks and they take about the same amount of time!

    So no thank you. I've already got one company's products and I don't have complete albums b/c their company went bankrupt before I could finish (they were so dang expensive--even if they had the best products out there--that I couldn't get more than one album's worth at a time).

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  100. i have seen some emails I believe it cuts svg's still not sure though can't wait to see
    ruth at lake in Texas

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  101. Sorry to see all of these great CTMH products going away.....definitely need to get my hands on some of them. Thanks for sharing the list and the coupons. I have not used Project Life products. I think they are a great solution for quick and easy projects and would be an excellent fit for folks who say "I am not creative" or "I can't do that". Thanks for the chance to win!

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  102. I have seen the project life system and it looks quick and painless. But I think it takes all the fun out of creating a personal layout.

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  103. Not a clue for the new Cricut but interested to see. Love CTMH. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas!
    Charlotte A. from Fort Worth

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  104. I had some ideas about the new Cricut, but OMG!, I just saw your video you posted on Facebook, and the new Cricut is AWESOME!!! I now have to make plans to save to purchase this baby! Oh my gosh I am SO EXCITED! Thank you for sharing!!! -Charrie Kafouros

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  105. Ok been trying to get my comment to post and just realized it won't post from safari! So anyways, I would like to do a Project Life but haven't started. I LOVE this cartridge!!! thanks for the chance to win it.
    slbela59athotmaildotcom

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  106. I am so excited about this new machine! Carolyn

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  107. I have not done any Project Life scrapbooking but hope to when I retire. I purchased The First Few Years cartridge and would love to win this one.

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  108. I would love to get my hands on this When I Was a Kid cartridge! As for the new machine I feel like "Great, I just bought a new Cricut Expression for Christmas and NOW they launch a new machine!" I bet missing the Black Friday shopping frenzy was bad for Provo Craft and bad for a few hundred other shoppers like me. Well, keep creating beautiful things and thanks for all the opportunities you give us to share our ideas, benefit from your creativity and win free stuff!

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  109. I plan on watching HSN on the 12 to see more of the new machine. I'll also wait for reports after it come out so see how people are liking it. Would love to win the cartridge

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  110. No, I do not do any project life scrapbooking. I've got years of back photos to do.
    Elaine S.

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  111. Well It was inevitable that Provocraft would finally get in the svg game..... but I have so much invested in my E2 that the odds of me switching are low. Plus I just got a BigKick because I love the thinlit dies. So I will just make do.
    Thanks for sharing Joy....:)

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  112. I have never did any project life...but my sister may enjoy it. With two young kids and a full time job she may just have time to fit this type of scrapbooking in.

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  113. Meredith Meredith245 at yahoo dot comJanuary 21, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  114. I'm blown away! This machine looks so exciting and I can't wait to get my hands on it! I am thrilled and so proud of Provo Craft for once again taking the steps to lead the industry again! The competitors won't know what hit them! Congratulations PC!

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  115. the new machine is way cool and I need a new one so excited.

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  116. I am sooooooooo excited, I was checking out the other machines that did the SVG cuts. Now I know what machine I would like to own. I would be able to put my expression to rest. It has been a very good and reliable machine for me!

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  117. Have not tried the Project Life yet. Maybe someday.

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  118. Have not tried the Project Life yet. Maybe someday.

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  119. Been looking at project life and have bought a few supplies but have not started yet. Wish Provo craft had brought out their new cricut sooner. My husband bought me another machine for Christmas. Will continue using my baby cricut and expression as I have a LOT of cartridges and a gypsy. Robin from P'ville, CA

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  120. I am really excited about the new Explore. I was seriously considering switching to the Silhouette but now there is no doubt I will stay with the Cricut! Simply the best.....

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  121. I am really excited about the new Explore. I was seriously considering switching to the Silhouette but now there is no doubt I will stay with the Cricut! Simply the best.....

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  122. Hi, Joy how is the weather been at your house? I don't understand what is the reason for design another machine that has to be hook up to a computer to design your project. I like having the LED screen to be able pick out what I want and then pick out the size and how many that I want with out having to make room for the computer to sit beside the new machine. And are they trying to get away from making cartridges because their are still some of the cartridges that I want that has already been but up for retired so they want be making them anymore and that make me feel sad. :-( . Because I really the other machines special when my husband had found a lot for sale with a bunch of cartridges and two cricut machine in this lot and he bought it for me and give it to me on my birthday last year and he told me that he got all at a really great price. And now what am I going to do if they stop making cartridges? I' m sorry that I wrote you a lot about what I thought about the new machine and I hope you don't think that I'm mad at you because I'm not. You ask and I just answer the question but just in a long way and not a short way. And I guess that I just wanted to talk to someone even if it don't talk back. I still like all the projects you make. :-)
    I hope you have a great day. :-D
    Delama ✴

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  123. I think the Cricut Explore is interesting but I just bought my Cricut Expression so won't be buying it.

    Baccsurfs

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  124. The When I was a Kid cartridge look sooooo awesome!! Would love to have it! And I love all the information there is here. The info in the NEW Cricut Explore is GREAT!! Gayle Stine, bsketgal@yahoo.com

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  125. I have not done any project life scrapbooking yet. But I might look into it if I can get more done quicker. I don't have a lot of scrapbooking time with 2 little kids. But I have lots of pictures with 2 little kids!

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  126. I haven't done any project life scrapbooking either. I have some of the old albums, the 4x6, that mom and dad had of my guys when they were little and I think this would be great for a remake of those pictures, then give the albums to guys. Thanks for the chance.
    Cindy F

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