Saturday, December 11, 2010

PAPER PLAYTIME BLOG HOP

HAPPY SATURDAY EVERYONE
& WELCOME TO THE...
 You are just going to love this hop... loads of inspiration, ideas and of course CANDY! So let's just get down to the 
HOLIDAY NITTY GRITTY !!!

If you are here you must have come from Kathi's Blog
I bet you had fun there ! 

Now on to today's project !
I decided to make a "mini christmas cookbook" with my favorite holiday gathering recipes! I got the idea because lately I've been obsessed with my crockpot and cooking slow, so I thought a cookbook in the shape of a "slow cooker" or "pot" would be so cute! It is my VERY FIRST mini book and I must admit, I was very intimated. But with some perseverance and help from some of you "mini album experts", I'm super happy with how it came out! It will fit perfectly into my daughter in law's and daughter's stockings this year. Check out the video if you want more details :)


 Check out the video tutorial for more details !

Details:  
~Pot cut w/ Shadow feature @ 5 inches. For front and back cover use cereal cardboard, cut one flipped for mirror image, also cut with craft cardstock for inside page.
~Handle & Top cut @ 5 inches
~Words cut @ 1.5
~ Pocket cut at 2.5 inches and scalloped on one side, glue and trim to size
extras: white sazura gel, brown and black ink, chip board buttons, twine, dcwv patterned paper, craft cardstock, cereal boxes.

BLOG CANDY ALERT ! Just leave a comment here AND a way to get a hold of you and WIN and $10 gift card to Micheal's !

Now head off to your next stop Sandra's Blog    
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Happy New Year!
from my heart to yours !

Just in case you get lost along the way...

Here is the line up:

1. Paper Playtime - http://paperplaytime.blogspot.com
2. Janis - http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/
3. Sheree -  http://cravinscrappin.blogspot.com/
4. Carley -  http://www.the-real-icarley.blogspot.com/
5. Pam -  http://simply-pam.blogspot.com/
6. Mary -  http://cardztv.blogspot.com/
7. Maria -  http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/
8. Sharon -   http://meemeescreations.blogspot.com/ 
9. Michelle -  http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/ 
10. Corri -  http://www.buglvr.blogspot.com/
11. Lisa -  http://www.crop-and-create.blogspot.com/
12. Kathi -  http://www.blogbykathi.blogspot.com/ 
13. Alex -  http://www.youhadmeatcraft.com/ (that's me)
14. Sandra -  http://www.365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
15. Melissa -  http://www.apaperjourney.blogspot.com/ 
16. Abby -  http://www.scrapbookaholicbyabby.com/ 
17.  Theresa - http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
 

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113 comments:

  1. This is super cute! Great job especially for being your 1st one! I love it!!
    Cricutlvr@att.net

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  2. Alex!! I can't believe this is your first mini book. It is FABULOUS! As you were talking about a closure, my first thought was a ribbon with holes to thread it through and eyelets around the holes - and then you said it - so, great minds think alike I guess :) tfs I know your DIL will love it!

    michelle

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  3. This is absolutely amazing. I would love to get this in my stocking! I may just need to try to make one for my mother-in-law.

    Thanks for the chance to win a gift card! : )

    Happy Holidays,
    Georgiana
    http://www.carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/

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  4. What an absolutely darling mini book. I love recipe books and this is such a great idea!

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  5. It is great---I know your DIL will really love it.The closure could be some cute button and you could make one of those loop things (frog-whatever it's called).You do such great work.Merry Christmas!!!
    Anita Cannon
    amc35045@bellsouth.net

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  6. Alex that is so adorable! I am glad you crossed over to the mini world LOL! I made my switch last month for the first time and I really want to scraplift your book! I like the pockets so you can just slip out the recipe cards.

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  7. OMG I love this!
    lynlee4@gmail.com

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  8. That has got to be the cutest recipe album I have seen. It is darling. Thanks for sharing. I am now a follower of your blog.

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  9. Very cute and love the crockpot only recipes. I am making a family cookbook for my mom.

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  10. I love your project; what a great idea.

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  11. Oh my gosh this is super cute! I love it. I don't use this cart enough and this is a wonderful gift idea. Thanks for sharing the video!

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  12. Alex, Great Mini! WOW! :-)I agree for it having to be your first. It is Awesome. I have only used this cartridge a few times as well, my 13 yr old daughter loves to help cook and bake, as well as play on the big bug so I guess maybe she will be exploring our books a liitle more closely. I will have her ask family to write down recipes when we gather next time, Thanks for the idea. Thanks also for written sizes to the book it helps for a quick refeerence! Ginny from Fl

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  13. What a great idea! "Fix it and Forget it" is always on my kitchen counter, so a crock pot recipe book is right up my alley! (-:

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  14. Alex... this little cookbook is fantastic. The shape is the key to this whole project and you nail it! First time to your blog and I have fallen for it... you have a new "happy" follower. Thanks for sharing your talent! AJ - aj_822@yahoo.com

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  15. I really love this idea. It arrived in time for me to make a few to give as gifts for holiday visitors. {Hugs} Peggy
    Stampnmore at aol dot com

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  16. What a beautiful recipe album. Just became a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

    cherpielc@sbcglobal.net

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  17. Oh My GOSH Alex this is so cute and she is going to LOVE it!!!! I love that you used the pot as the base cut...it is perfect!!! Awesome job!!

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  18. Very Cute Project! Love the Pot!! Im a new follower! TFS!!!
    ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
    Rexann

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  19. omg that is just awesome i love it and love your blog too Thanks for an awesome give away Theresa(cajungal1959@aol.com)

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  20. This book is SO GREAT! I love how you did in the shape of a cooker! SO CUTE and such a great idea! TFS!
    booger1 at tds.net

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  21. Darling project! I have been using my crock pot a lot lately...mostly just making up my own recipes, LOL!

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  22. Awesome! This is one for the books! I have got to get me one of these. LOL!

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  23. How cute is that! What a great way to share family recipes.

    Heather from princesspaperprojects at yahoo dot com

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  24. This is so great! I love it!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. what a fantastic idea Alex and this one is gorgeous hun! I'm really enjoying our hop!
    Have a great wknd!
    hugs & blessings!

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  26. Alex! What a fabulous album I love it and I am like you I am so scared to try one but yours is fab!

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  27. ABsolutely wonderful! You are so creative, thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas

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  28. I love this Alex--it is so cute and whimsical. :) Thanks for sharing

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  29. Cute cute cute

    Susan
    lavenderangel@centurytel.net

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  30. This is really awesome, what a very nice idea for a recipe book!!! Awesome Awesome job

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  31. OMGoodness....what a fantastic project...I just love it. My MIL would love something like this!!!
    april_lower@yahoo.com

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  32. Cute mini..I hope my first mini turns out this good..I keep putting it off making one..but one of these days I will..lol TFS a great gift idea I hope your daughter in-law enjoys it :)

    Hugs, Sheena
    slynne1 at gmail dot com

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  33. Alex I just adore your mini album it perfect for your DIL to hold treasured family recipes..
    Thank you so much for sharing your talent
    The Scrapbooking Queen

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  34. Love the mini, you did a fabulous job :)

    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  35. Your cookbook will become a treasured resource, I'm sure. What a wonderful gift! :)


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

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  36. Okay this has to be my favorite project so far. You are the second person that has proven I *neeeed* From My Kitchen! LOL! Love this shaped recipe book. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to make some stocking stuffers.
    ~Suzanne SuzyQ28024@gmail.com

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  37. i have never seen anything like this, amazing. you did a great job for the first time.

    rhelm@tampabay.rr.com

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  38. Super cute! Love how its a shape book.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  39. Wow! You album rocks! I just love it and want to give it a try.

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  40. Wow!! I love this!! It is sooooo awesome! Great gift idea
    Thanks
    reissfam10ataoldotcom

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  41. What a really really cute idea. thanks, Karen

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  42. CUTE! I have been wanting this cart and now I want it even more! Thanks for sharing!
    Becky Higinbothom
    bechiginbothom@hotmail.com

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  43. So clever and beautifully put together! Thank you for sharing!
    Contact info: in case I get a chance to be a lucky winner! Happy Holiday's! arebori0204@gmail.com

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  44. This is so cute! What a great idea and love it by seasons, oh I have so many ideas now, TFS.

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  45. Oh so cute! I want to make three for my daughters in law before Christmas!

    kissall@bellsouth.net

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  46. Oh My Gosh Alex! Oh My Gosh! Would have never ever guessed that this was your first mini album!! This is just fantastically wonderful!! I love love love it!!!!! I have a mini album laid out in my Gypsy but have not cut it. It's been there a couple of months. Now I'm gonna have to cut it and hope it looks as great as yours!! Awesome!!
    Your DIL is going to love it! :)

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  47. Love the book and the paper used!! Great idea

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  48. Great job! I can't believe this was your first mini. I love that you used a pot for the shape. I have seen Mary at Cardztv use the same cartridge that you used. TFS Susan shanna13@frontiernet.net

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  49. Love your mini book..awesome!
    Also, I'm your newest follower...Would Love it if you could check out my blog.
    Minta

    mintab@gamil.com

    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  50. Love the recipe book - so stinkin cute cut out as the pot!!! ~lori
    gallionlori at gmal dot com

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  51. That is a cute and useful stocking stuffer. Merry Christmas!



    GIJoesbarbie22@aim.com

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  52. These are beautiful. I'm sure your daughters and DILs will love them! I've been thinking about compiling some of my family's favorite recipes as well. Thanks for the inspiration! (Please contact me via my blog.)

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  53. I just love your Crockpot recipe book. I guess I will need to get that cartridge. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

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  54. What a cute mini book! I would have never guessed that this wasn't your first one!! Well done!!!

    jayne.boot@gmail.com

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  55. I can't believe this is your first mini book. It is FABULOUS!
    rebecca minor
    buzzybeedesigns(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. Are you sure this is your first mini album? It is just adorable and your DIL and daughter are going to love it!! Great job and TFS!!! I've signed on as a follower and can't wait to see what you create next!

    Terry
    cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  57. Beautiful recipe album! I love everything about it.

    Stacey
    staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

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  58. A great recipe book. Thanks for the video. They always help!!

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  59. What a genius idea! I love that you made it in the shape of a crock pot, just darling! I can't believe it is your first mini album!
    jpshirley@ymail.com

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  60. Love the book! And who couldn't use a Michael's gift card!

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  61. I love the cook pot shape to your recipe album. I know your DD and DIL will love this gift. Awesome job, Alex. Thank you for sharing your project on this hop.

    Marianne S.
    sthquilter at gmail dot com
    www.paperorfabric.blogspot.com

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  62. What an adorable idea and I love the way you used the pot shape for the book! Thanks for sharing!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  63. This is super cute! I love the shape! You did an amazing job!
    sucor_2 at hotmail.com

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  64. Wowzers! That is one awesome recipe book. I love the shape. Hugs,Fran
    francesb100@gmail.com

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  65. Of course - another beautiful creation!!!! I love this one (and so will they)!! The patterned papers you used are beautiful!!! TFS! :)

    Celeste B.
    ccscards.blogspot.com
    mctdbillman at gmail dot com

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  66. I love your cookbook. Love the shape.

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  67. The mini Christmas cookbook is a fabulous idea! I always have people asking for my recipes, so this would make a great gift!

    saundra24@yahoo.com

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  68. Great job! Love the idea of a recipe book and love that you made it a pot shaped book! Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway!
    Glenda
    http:glendascards.blogspot.com/

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  69. your book turned out great! Can't wait to make one myself! tfs!!
    esigmon@cox.net

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  70. Alex your Holiday Cookbook is gorgeous! It is so detailed and so pretty. I love it. You did a fabulous job.

    Pam
    simply-pam.blogspot.com

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  71. Super cute idea!


    Melissa
    dolfnz777 at yahoo dot com

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  72. Wonderful!!! So clever...and this is your first.

    sdalla@aol.com

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  73. The recipe album is so very cute! Thank you for sharing!

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  74. This is darling! I love the colors. I'm a follower. ksjennings at gmail dot com and http://karelj.blogspot.com

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  75. too too cute. I would never believe it was your first. keep up the good work, Dee

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  76. Hey Alex

    This is too adorable, I just LOVE this book!
    I am already a follower of your blog
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

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  77. Great shaped album. Love it. Chelle gmellery@bigpond.com

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  78. Alex,

    Would you adopt me?! ;) I love, love, love your cute mini recipe album!!! :) Your daughter & daughter-in-law are going to love them!

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  79. This is too cute! Wishing I had that cart! thanks for sharing.




    peaches581@hotmail.com

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  80. This is one of the cutest cook books I have ever seen!! I just love it!! I am a follower here & on FB, TFS!!

    debpaint16@aol.com

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  81. aww! so cute and creative! Wish I had some yummy recipes! Im a horrible cook!

    Darlene
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  82. Wow! Your book is awesome...can't believe it's your first one!
    I have to tell you that I looked at your profile pic, and you must have gotten married when you were 12!! You are so young looking...and a Gramma, too. Wow! What's your secret?
    *smiles*
    debbi
    hockman1(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  83. You are so creative. I LOVE this idea! Great job! me(at)glorajean(dot)com.

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  84. Oh this is such a great idea! Thanks!!
    lyn
    blply05 at yahoo dot com

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  85. I love it. Super cute. I actually have that cartridge too!! :) JenBrierley2 @ gmail dot com

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  86. This is definately the cutest cookbook mini I've seen!!! I am so scraplifting this idea! For a closure for the book, I'm thinking velcro or a magnet. kandrewsny@yahoo.com

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  87. that is such a cute little recipe book. tks for sharing. designsbyleti@gmail.com

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  88. This is sooo cute! You did a really awesome job for your first mini!! Shape albums are always so cute. Thanks for the chance to win! -Nicole primpedinpaper@gmail.com

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  89. Oh how cute. This is just adorable!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  90. I love it!! You do great work!!!

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  92. Clever thinking. I have this cart but would not have thought to make such cute project. Maybe I will now. Hugs, Debi

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  93. Cute book! mwhitmore1@comcast.net

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  94. i like your mini christmas cook book

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  95. Very cute recipe book. TFS!!

    amandaremus at gmail dot com

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  96. How cute. I love it..

    VinDeeLoo
    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

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  97. Wow!!! fabulous for being your first one!!!!I love it

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  98. O this is so SUPER.. I got to get that cart . It will have to wait till next year..Thanks for sharing!!

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  99. What an adorable idea, it seems my kids call me every year for a certain holiday recipe, this would be perfect for them. Thanks for sharing your creativity. The hop has certainly inspired me.

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  100. That is one amazing project that you came up with, and I like that you showed the cricut cartridge that you used for it. I'm a guy so it's going to take me a while to catch on to these things. Thanks for the idea.

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  101. Alex that is one fabulous gift I have that set and planned to put one together this week for daughter and DIL cute cute cute.
    TFS

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  102. Wow -- that's great! Thanks for the chance!

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  103. This is soooooooo adorable!!! I absolutely LOVE it! XOXO Momo

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  104. Thanks for the inspiration
    Check mine out at www.hobbymommycreations.com

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  105. I love your book too! I got here from Hobbymommycreations. I just became a follower. Thanks for sharing the video with the details.

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