Friday, November 12, 2010

"A Thanking We Will Go" Blog Hop

WELCOME EVERYONE !
I'm so excited to be a part of today's blog hop hosted by the super talented Jess @ Kinderstampo ! Did you just land from her blog ? 
If not, make sure you start and end the hop there so you don't miss a thing :) 

By now you have probably figured out that our hop is all about "being thankful" ! If your thankful list is anything like mine, it's never ending, but I would say the number one thing I am thankful for is my FAMILY and that's what this project is all about!
I had this idea to make a "quilt like walling hanging " using patterned paper, frames and family photos and at the top, adding a vinyl cutout that said "Family". The idea has been in my mind's eye for a while and it turned out exactly as I pictured it! 
I'm so happy to finally have it up on my wall and have the opportunity to share it with you !
I have a video, pictures and details to tell you all about it...

details :
16 Malma Frames from Ikea, Mod Pog for decoupaging patterned paper to frame, Clear Acrylic Sheets to use in lieu of glass, Scotch tape to tape pictures in place at the back of the frame, Double sided tape to hang frames to wall, also helps keep frames straight rather than nails.
"Vivaldi" font and my SCAL software to design the "Family" vinyl cut out.

I hope you enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed 
putting it together. 
 Are you ready for some BLOG CANDY ? 
 I'm giving away a 
$10 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO MICHEAL'S OR JOANN'S 
(your choice) to one lucky commentator of this post. Be sure you're a follower, leave your comment along with a way to get a hold of you and I'll announce the winner Monday !
OFF TO THE NEXT BLOG HOPPERS !!! 
You're next stop will be 
and just in case you get lost along the way here's a list of all the blogs participating :)
Jessica - http://www.kinderstampo.com/
Alex - http://www.youhadmeatcraft.com/
Cheryl - http://cherylgibson.blogspot.com/
Debbie - http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/
Iva - http://ivarai.com/
Jessica Baker - http://thatzuneek.blogspot.com/
Kimberlee - http://kimme-thelifeofaprincess.blogspot.com/
Linda - http://www.krazyquilling.com/
Liz - http://lizspaperloft.blogspot.com/
Madison - http://www.funkycards.blogspot.com/
Martha - http://dreamofcrafting.blogspot.com/
Meighen - http://scrappin3rdeeschik.blogspot.com/
Nicki - http://canadiannickelscrapn.blogspot.com/
Shelley - http://heartstring-designs.blogspot.com/
Sigrid - http://lovescrapreflect.blogspot.com/
Vickie - http://twochicksonalimb.blogspot.com/
Jessica - http://www.kinderstampo.com/2010/11/thanking-we-will-go-blog-hop.html
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136 comments:

  1. LOVE the wall deco! I just might have to do this when my craft room is done! Thank you for being a part of this hop.

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  2. This Beautiful! I love all the work and time you put into this project. Great pics and thanks for the video.
    pattig161@yahoo.com

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  3. OMG that's so awesome!!!!! WOW! Thanks for sharing this fabulous idea - I really want to go buy a whole bunch of frames now!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  4. Stunning wall! TFS I am a new follower!

    xdebrax@yahoo.com

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  5. Thank you for caring. Love you style.

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  6. What wonderful way to display family photos. Very nice! Thanks for sharing on this hop.
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  7. Wow.....your wall hanging is wonderful! What a creative idea! TFS
    kathlee154@gmail.com
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  8. OMG Alex, the frames turned out so beautiful. Way to go. I really love them and I will have to give them a try.
    HUGS,
    Meighen

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  9. This is such a cool idea! Thanks for sharing! I think I just might try this!

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  10. WOW! WOW! WOW! This is gorgeous!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  11. I absolutely love this project! I recently found out my sister was adopted and plan to scraplift your idea and make these for her for Christmas! Thank you so much!

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  12. What a beautiful collage of frames to show off your family!
    Hugs,
    Kristina
    Your Memories Here

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  13. That is an amazing project!! I love the idea.
    Shelley
    shelldian at hotmaildot com

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  14. This is really pretty! What a cute way to display the pictures


    avillarreal140@gmail.com

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  15. I loved your idea so much !!! I am going to have to start workinmg on something like that for my family !!! Martha C.

    mcaballerobrito@hotmail.com

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  16. what a great idea! and so pretty too! glad to see you back crafting againg!
    liz :o)

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  17. Great project! Love that idea!

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  18. What an awesome idea Alex. Beautiful work!!

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  19. What a beautiful and creative idea..thanks so much for sharing it with all of us!

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  20. Gorgeous!!! Love this idea. I have a bare wall that something like this would be PERFECT for. Thanks for sharing.

    erika.seever@klrd.ks.gov

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  21. I really love this idea!! Thank you for sharing!!
    stefy82@gmail.com

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  22. WOW! This is awesome!! Thank you so much for caring and sharing!! (I may have to try this!)

    cporter519 at yahoo dot com

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  23. You did such a great job I love the way you did this it even gave me an idea I have my pictures of my kids going up the steps and they always are getting moved around maybe this would help stop that
    Thanks,
    Teri
    teri.barefoot@gmail.com

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  24. Wonderful idea, thank you for sharing.

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  25. What a beautiful way of displaying your family photos...thanks for sharing!
    Diana B.
    crb_deb@bellsouth.net

    I'm a follower.

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  26. What a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing. I have an empty wall in my bedroom that I did not know what to put there, inspiration.

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  27. Such an amazing idea. I need to run to make this. Thank you for inspiring me and for being a part of this hop.

    You rock : )

    Jess - KinderStampO

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  28. Oh my! I absolutely LOVE this! It's such a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing.
    ~Saundra
    luvscrappingtogether @ gmail dot com

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  29. Oh wow! This is gorgeous!!! I think I'm heading to IKEA!

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  30. Beautiful...picked up some vinyl last week...thank you so much for the idea!!

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  31. I love your beautiful display. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

    Jennlbrown1977@yahoo.com

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  32. I absolutely LOVE this project! What a great idea! This may be in my future to make one!! TFS!

    Vickie

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  33. What I great idea. Love it. I am a follower

    Michel E
    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  34. That looks amazing.
    rcz28@aol.com

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  35. This is a fantastic idea!!! I just loved what you did. Super job!! TFS
    You are very creative....
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    hugs,jen
    jennyscards.blogspot.com

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  36. Oh my goodness, great project. I love to have lots of family picturs on my wall. Great idea for my future craft room. Thank you.

    dendearmas@aol.com

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  37. "Thank you for caring" WOW!!!! So pretty, and so creative! This is something I would love to do!mhalford6 @aol. com

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  38. this project is amaxeing great job!!

    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  39. What a great Home Decor project! It looks wonderful on your wall!

    jtg0398 at sbcglobal.net

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  40. What a beautiful project! Thanks for sharing with us!

    childsphotography@gmail.com

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  41. Love the frames. Now I want to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Great Video and love your display. A must in every home.

    Thanks for Sharing

    Jess B.
    thatzuneek@gmail.com

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  43. Wow Alex- I love how that turned out. It is absolutely beautiful! I am wondering if I should make one for my mom for Christmas!

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  44. Wow...this is stunning. I love home decor projects and this is truely creative. Beautiful!
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

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  45. This is amazing!

    aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

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  46. That is so cute! I just love blog hops! I'm already a follower. Thanks for a chance to win!

    Terrie Barroso
    terriennz@att.net
    crafteecards.blogspot.com

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  47. That is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL project! I love it! I might have to borrow that idea for my own home very soon :) Thank you for sharing - I am now a follower!

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

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  48. thank you for caring & sharing great project/

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  49. Just beautiful! Your very creative, I love watching your posts.Happy hopping!

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  50. This is such a BEAUTIFUL idea. I love love love it! Amazing! Thanks for a chance to win too. me at glorajean dot com.

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  51. What a unique and beautiful way to use your wallspace. I LOVE what you did. I only wish I had the perfect spot for something like it!

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  52. sorry, my contact info is haloheidi at comcast.net

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  53. Great project! TFS! Thanks for the chance! abusybee24@coxdotnet

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  54. I absolutely LOVE this wall art! Great job!

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  55. Very pretty wall decor. Great idea

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  56. I have been looking for a great way to display all my precious photos of my babies! This is great!!

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  57. I love this project!! I will be making this and I already know wher I am going to put it!!! Thanks veronica

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  58. This is such a nifty idea! Just love it! I'm already a follower!
    http://thescrapoholic.blogspot.com

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  59. OH MY GOSH!!! This is beautiful! Id never think of something like this. it is so amazing looking on the wall. I love all the papers you used and WOW!! So amazing :)
    Thakns for sharing this amazing project, what a terrific idea!
    Gina
    raegina at gmail dot com

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  60. I feel a trip to IKEA coming on!! I love the concept and it came out just beautiful too!!

    TFS, Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com
    cplamond@hotmail.com

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  61. very cute project TFS
    Tracy
    NYGIRL1994 at yahoo dot com

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  62. mom! that looks awesome. can't wait to see it in person come christmas time :) we miss you guys.

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  63. Great project...it turned out wonderful. Thank You for being in the hop and for a chance to win great prizes.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  64. Oh my goodness I love this so much!! I am going to give it a try!! Thanks for the inspiration!

    alaska.girl.24(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  65. Love it you did a great job. Thanks for the idea :)
    scrappinchic12@gmail.com
    http://www.scrappinwithjc.blogspot.com

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  66. Love the name of your blog!!! It gave me a good chuckle :-)
    I made some similiar frames but bought mine as frames at Micheal's for $1.50. And I filed my
    edges with my nail file. LOL I love your idea about the acrylic. Thank you. Ethan is so
    cute!! "Thanks for caring and sharing" and thanks for the great idea on the acrylic!! I
    shall be adding that to my frames from now on.

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  67. I am thankful for you idea. I have a large wall that has been waiting 6 years to be done with family pictures. You have perked my imagination.

    sdalla@aol.com

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  68. That is such an awesome idea! Great wall decoration!

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  69. I have a lot of wall pictures, your idea will work very good on my wall, thank you for sharing your creativity!!

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  70. your quilt project was super...but I also really liked the thankyou cards you did back in July. If I ever get my mojo back, I might have to try this and tell everybody where the idea came from !

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  71. WOW!!! You are soo talented, what an amazing idea & it turned out Beautifully. You & your family must love having those up on your wall!!!
    Wendy, aka Roo

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  72. I love your wall. It turned out super nice. Thanks fro sharing

    missyb22@hotmail.com

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  73. What a great and creative idea! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  74. Wow, your wall hanging is great. I never would have thought of doing this type of project. Thank you for the idea
    Cherylann (prinkles)
    prinkles@woh.rr.com

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  75. Wow that is gorgeous!

    I just bought that SCAL2 program.

    So neat to see what you can do with it!

    Tfs!!!!

    monica.lowrance@gmail.com

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  76. Ok, this has seriously blown me away! I REALLY love this project, it is so beautiful. I love it...the colors are great too. WOW!

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  77. Thank you so much for sharing!! I love this idea, I have alot of blank walls & this is a great idea to use all my pics for!!!

    debpaint16@aol.com

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  78. OMG! Beautiful project! TFS
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  79. So beautiful! You are a very talented lady! :)

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  80. I love this idea!! Thanks for sharing.

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  81. Great idea, I love it!
    Thanks for sharing!
    jpshirley@ymail.com

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  82. this idea is pretty amazing.
    tfs
    telara dot palmer at gmail dot com

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  83. This is beautiful! What a great idea!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  84. I just adore your family quilt frames! What a great idea!

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  85. These are just awesome Alex! You did a beautiful job!! :)

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  86. One word ~ AMAZING!


    Deanne G
    dgutierez1@msn.com

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  87. I'm going to borrow your idea! It will be a wonderful way to dress up a bare wall.

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  88. Simply beautiful! Love the idea, I think I am going to give this a try, thanks for sharing.

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  89. What an AWESOME idea for covering a wall!! Love it!!

    Following your blog TOO!!

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  90. What a beautiful project... A real art piece! Thank you for sharing! This is so classy looking! pjritsema at gmaildot com

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  91. I really love this. My walls are still bare and this would be great to hang on the wall

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  92. Love your wall decor!! Neat ideas!!
    scraphappybette
    scrapbooks1953@sbcglobal.net

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  93. This is a great idea. I love it! I have never seen this before:)

    Cricut Chick
    www.cricutchick.com
    cricutchick@rocketmail.com

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  94. very cute idea thanks for sharing and nice to be doing the hop with you Debbie @ http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

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  95. WOW Alex. What a project. I love it!!! Fabulous job.

    TFS!
    Pam
    simply-pam at hotmail dot com

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  96. wow thats a very unique idea. love it.

    TFS,
    Liset
    hailemnat at gmail dot com

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  97. This is a beautiful idea. I bought a bunch of these frames from Ikea a couple years ago but never did anything with them. Now I know exactly what I'll be decorating the family room with! Thank you for sharing!

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  98. very cute!!! I love it!!!

    Lisa
    lamerlisa@hotmail.com
    www.lisakelly110803.blogspot.com

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  99. I love this idea! The papers you used are so pretty. Thanks for sharing. Sandra
    mcclusks at bellsouth dot net

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  100. Wow beautiful deco. Just wonderful projects.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  101. OMG! Your wall looks so pretty!!! Thanks for sharing this project.

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  102. What a fabulous idea - a quilt for your wall. Thanks for sharing. I can be reached at Halloranpx@aol.com

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  103. Simply amazing!!! Well done.

    EllenM361@gmail.com

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  104. Awesome idea! THanks for sharing!!!

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  105. I love the title of your blog! great project! It looks amazing! Thanks for sharing the video with us. kimmariebaker@gmail.com

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  106. OMG how awesome is that wall art, i have been wanting to do something like this, thank ou,so much for th wonderful post gonna have to come back and really check it all out...WOW
    pjnscrapbooking@pldi.net

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  107. I love that idea. I may have to do something similar in the nursery I'm working on!! :o) Thanks!! JenBrierley2 at gmail dot com

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  108. Hi ALex~
    GIRLIE.. this is BEAUTIFUL!!!! what an amazing way to showcase photos of your family! I would LOVE to do this, maybe I can "scrap lift" this from you!!!
    I am already a follower,and LOVE your projects.
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove at aol dot com

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  109. WOW!! That is so cool. Looks so pretty.

    Cristal
    www.busycreating dot com

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  110. WOW this is beautiful! Love this idea!

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  111. Beautiful project, love the way it looks. Thanks for sharing.
    evl14512@gmail.com

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  112. LOVE the Qulit and a change to win a $10 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO MICHEAL'S OR JOANN'S

    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns AT yahoo DOT com
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com

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  113. I really love this idea!! I have a big family it would cover a whole wall lol, but I think I am going to give it a try, thanks for the inspiration!

    Erika
    cricutlove1@yahoo.com

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  114. Wow, what a great idea. I just may have to attempt something like this. I'm seeing the perfect spot in my home! Thanks for caring and sharing with this newbie!!
    karendupras@cox.net

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  115. What a great Idea! I just need to find the right wall to do the same. Hope you do not mind I will borrow your idea! Thanks for sharing...

    Gina L.
    agsainz at gmail dot com

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  116. What a fabulous tutorial! I love that thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Raven
    thatsmerb at gmail dot com

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  117. I love this idea!I have a huge blank wall in our den/ computer room I might try this on Great project TFS_ Im a follower
    Kacee
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

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  118. Awesome wall quilt with family pics! TFS

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  119. Awesome wall quilt with family pics! TFS

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  120. love the name of your blog!, and all your creations!
    Dandylicioushair@gmail.com

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  121. VERY creative wall decor, and i have a nice big bare wall begging to be decorated...

    Melia~~
    wifey7799@gmail.com

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  122. "Thank you for caring" and sharing their wonderful products with us

    Hugs Debbie

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  123. Oh my gosh I love this and I think I can do it! I am a newbie so a lot of things just seem to complicated. Its so cheap to do yet it looks so amazing! TFS!

    shell_028 at yahoo dot com

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  124. I am so sorry but I forgot to leave my e-mail addy for you yesterday :-(
    here it is :-)
    memories-forever-after@hotmail.com
    Thanks

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  125. Oh MY GOSH! LOVE IT! I have always wanted to do something along those lines. It is so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. kidshomelove@yahoo.com

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  126. Love your wall ecor. Really a great idea and job! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win a gift card!!!!

    passionatelypaper@gmail dot com

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  127. cute wall display of photos!
    CastleKat@aol.com

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  128. I really love your project. I'm trying my best to figure out how to create something very similar in my home. TFS!

    Christel
    onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
    christel(at)majesticdesigns(dot)net

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  129. what a beautiful project...thanks for sharing!!

    gloria
    esquivel865@yahoo.com

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  130. Hi Alex~ I know the blog hop is over & I missed it but I am catching up on your blog & I could not resist commenting. These are superb!
    Just beautiful!!!!
    Thanks for sharing them.
    By the way, your craft room re-do looks amazing!
    I hope you are doing well.
    Take care,
    Sonia

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