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Saturday, February 19, 2011

500 Follower Giveaway!!! :)


**Leave your comments here now and I will select a winner when I reach 500 followers!!**

Hey everyone!! I am SO super excited for this post because I have a pretty cool giveaway for you all! (And your friends!) ;) When I first started my blog last year, I remember sitting in the car checking my iPhone and I got so excited when I had reached 37 followers. My husband and I were on our way to dinner and I told him "How cool! That means that 37 people actually care what I'm doing and creating!". I had no idea that I'd be sitting here now at almost 500 followers! God is good and it means so much to me that I have so many online friends who share my same passion and hobby
J Today is also a GREAT day because my husband starts his new job! We are so blessed that he was only out of work for 3 weeks in this bad economy, but I can tell you that it has changed me! I no longer take anything for granted and my heart aches for those who might be going through a similar situation. It's not easy, especially when you have an entire family to take care of so my hearts go out to every single one of you! Keep your faith strong, I promise it'll be worth it! J

So to celebrate the good that is happening in my life, I wanted to have a giveaway! I recently purchased the cart "Wrap It Up" and while I love the images, I had just gotten about 6 carts in that week and felt that I didn't "truly" need it so I'd love for it to go to a good home!

The only thing is **It is opened, but UNLINKED and I did use the rewards on it. I decided to give it away after I redeemed them so I'M SORRY!** Either way, I'm sure whoever wins this will enjoy it!

**Also, I LOVE my International friends but to win this cart you must reside in the United States. If you do win my random.org drawing and you are from a different country, the giveaway will be for a $10 Visa Gift card, so everyone has a chance at something**

And PLEASE help spread the word! Like last time, if you post this on your blog or FB page or wherever you may roam (hehe..threw in a little Metallica in there for my husband!) just shoot me a separate email at msalmabrooks@yahoo.com to give you more entries J

That's it! Thank you so much for all of your comments and prayers whenever we've gone through a tough time. They truly mean the world to me! J

139 comments:

  1. Alma, that is so GREAT that your husband was BLESSED with a job!! Whoop Whoop:)
    Thank you so much for the chance to win! I don't have that cart!
    ~Kim
    http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com
    kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

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  2. Congrats on all your followers before you know it you will reach your goal!!

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  3. Congrats to you, your blog has sure grow past 37! You will reach that goal of 500 no time!

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  4. yay 500 followers!! congrats!
    www.craftymrs.blogspot.com

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  5. Hi Alma, congrats on your following, I just need a few more to reach 100 and am just tickled!!
    Cindy
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  6. Alma, 500 followers that is wonderful! Congratulations. Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway.
    Ps. Love your blog design and colors!

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  7. Alma
    It is amazing how a blog can grow. What a great giveaway and the fact that you will give out of the country people a chance is so nice of you.
    Myrna

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  8. The times are tough right now for everyone. I keep telling my hubby to just keep faith. He was let go in Nov and with savings we have managed to maintain our life style with a few changes, no new carts :( Glad that all is looking up for you and congrats on your followers.
    shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

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  9. Congratulations on your hubby's new job and on 500 followers! I understand how tough it can be. I was out of work for 5 months and supporting 3 kids. Thanks for celebrating and sharing with us!

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  10. Congrats Alma, you will reach 500 in no time. Way to be!! :) I am still trying to reach 100. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  11. what a fantastic giveaway! I've really been wanting this cart. Congrats on almost hitting 500.. im sure you'll get there in no time!!
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  12. What an awesome giveaway!!! Congrats on almost 500 you will be there in no time.
    Toodles,
    Monica

    simplycricutting at gmail dot com

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  13. Congratz Alma on the success of your blog. I'm sure you will reach the 500 in no time!! Would love to have this cart. Doesn't matter that its opened!! lol
    Loved the tutorial on the glasses! How cute are they? Perfect for a bday party!!
    Have a great weekend!!
    cricutlvr@att.net

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  14. Congrats on all your followers! This is an awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!!
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

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  15. CONGRATS ON ALL YOUR FOLLOWERS. CONGRATS TO YOUR HUBBY FOR FINDING A JOB SO QUICKLY THAT IS SO AWESOME!!

    http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

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  16. What a great goal to reach! And in such little time too! Thank you so much for the inspiration!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

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  17. Glad to hear your husband is employed again.
    username at yahoo dot com

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  18. congrats on 500!! how awesome!! hope i get there sometime too!!! congrats again!
    brenna
    rbanderson@live.ca

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  19. Congrats on almost 500 followers!! You have grown so fast! It is funny how happy it makes me for each follower I have!

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  20. God IS good...you must be so relieved that your husband was out of work for just a few weeks (although I bet it felt like a lifetime!). As a SAHM of 4 kids all under the age of 11, I pray often that my husband keeps his job. :-) Congrats on your climb to 500 followers. I'm on my way to 100...slowly but surely!

    ~Sharon C.

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  21. Congratulations Alma! Almost there! Thank you for the chance to win! :-)

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  22. Employment is good. Congrats. Thanks for the chance to win.
    passionatelypaper@ gmaildotcom

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  23. How wonderful that your hubs found a job so quickly. And congratulations on all your followers.

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  24. Congrats you are almost there! I will share your giveaway on FB! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. Congratulations on your husband's new job! You'll reach 500 followers quickly! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  26. So so happy for your husband's and your family's fortune! You will reach 500 in no time!! ~hugs Gaby

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  27. Congrats on the followers! only 84 more to go! Thanks for the chance to win, I would love to have this Cartridge!
    ~Sarah
    craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
    craftingwithsarah@gmail.com

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  28. Wow, almost to 500 in a year!! That is awesome. Congrats and thanks for the chance to win. I am glad your hubby is back to work. That can be stressful for sure.

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  29. I just joined as a follower! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Hope you make it to 500 really soon!

    ~*~Amber~*~
    http://cookingcraftingcamping.blogspot.com/

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  30. congratulations!!!! I am a new follower. I will be spreading this around to friends.

    http://www.leahscarddesigns.com
    leah@leahscarddesigns.com

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  31. I am a follower and that one is high on my list, so I would LOVE to win one! Thank you, I'm sure you will hit 500 soon!

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  32. i am a new follower. looks like you're very close to reaching your goal. maybe by the end of this week?

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  33. I am a new follower too! Congrats.

    barbara614@insightbb.com

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  34. I'm a new follower and can't wait to see more of your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  35. I have been a follower for a while. You always have good stuff here! Thanks for sharing it with all of us.
    ScrappinAnn@gmail.com
    annlenth.blogspot.com --- help me reach 150 followers....

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  36. CONGRATS!!!!!

    TFS the BLOG CANDY!!!

    new follower!!!

    created2bunique at ymail dot com

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  37. new follower thanks for the chance to win, good luck on reaching 500!
    Dandy
    Dandylicioushair at gmail dot com

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  38. Alma, you are so sweet. I love all your comments on facebook! It's so awesome that your husband found a job. You're right it's tough out there right now and I am so thankful we are still employed.
    Take care,
    Jessica
    http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com
    creativestamperspot@gmail.com

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  39. wow how is this we're friends on FB but I was not a follower until now didn't know you had a blog I a just went over and Liked you Fan page as well thanks and big Hugs Debbie
    debbiewilson62@comcast.net

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  40. hi New follower here. I just started my blog about 2 months ago, and was so excited when I reached 100, So Im super excited for you to get 500!!!!! WAy to go!!!!
    paula
    faithful2god_2000@yahoo.com
    www.scrapyourworld1.blogspot.com
    hope you will come by and check me out as well!

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  41. What a once thing to do Alma! I am your newest follower!

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  42. Hi Alma! I'm now following your blog. Good luck with what you do. I'm trying to build up on followers too.

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  43. I'm already a follower! Not from the US though! Love your blog and congrats to your hubby for getting another job! And to you for almost 500 followers - I'm almost there too!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  44. Congrats on all of your success. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

    jennlbrown1977@yahoo.com

    I would love it if you would check out my blog...http://jlbzlittlecorner.blogspot.com/

    thanks so much

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  45. I hope I have helped in some way. I posted on my FB PAGE AND GROUPS as well as posting a link on my sidebar blog page. Good Luck on the 500 Followers!!!
    Sweet Creations...
    www.sweetdelightspapernmore.blogspot.com

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  46. Congrats on almost 500 followrs. and your Hubby's new job. thats great :)

    and what a great give away to celebrate. :) thanks for the chance.

    beth
    baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

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  48. I was #434 so you are almost there!!! YEAH!!! It is so generous of you to give away this cart. It's one I've been wanting but haven't seen anywhere. Good luck with your studies!!

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  49. Thank you so much fo the chance to win. Your right people have to be strong. My husband spent 2 yrs unemployed and recently found a job. Things are looking up in our area and I hope it does for others as well. Thinking of everyone in this kind of situation!

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  50. Congrats on so many followers! I'm sure you'll make 500 in no time! Thanks for the chance to win! This is one on my wish list!

    karenskapin at yahoo dot com

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  51. Thanks for the chance at winning this cart.
    Glad to hear that your husband is starting a new job. It's a crazy mixed up world and as you said, you can't take anything for granted!

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  52. I'm number 437 so you're getting close. Good luck to you! thebetterhalf8704@gmail.com

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  53. Congrats on all your follows, a year later and your almost at 500, that's fantastic!!

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  54. Congrats to your husband on the new job! Congrats to you on all your followers. Thank you for the great giveaway.

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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  55. It is so wonderful to hear positive stories, I'm so glad that everything is going well for you. I know you will be breezing by the 500 follower mark and before you know you will have double or triple that. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

    thedhillonz@hotmail.com

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  56. So happy your hubby is starting a new job, has to be very scary losing his job, so glad all worked out for your family. I am now a follower and thanks so much for the chance to win the cart, would love to have it.

    Donna C.
    goCricutgo

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  57. I am following and always like to find a fellow Cricuteer and Estian. Be sure to check out the circle on Etsy to drive traffic to your store! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

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  58. Hi Alma!!!!
    I am already a follower......I will post this on blog to help you reach your 500 goal!!! that is sooo cool,
    sherriscraftyplace at hotmail dot com
    http://sherrisspace.blogspot.com/

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  59. I am your newest follower. Love your projects

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  60. Im a new follower #451! What a cute bag- just love it. Im a new blogger as well please check me out scrappinsuzy.blogspot.com

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  61. Wow...you are getting close to the 500 now Alma!
    Congrats!
    Lisa H.
    lisastuf.blogspot.com
    lisastuf at gmail dot com

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  62. Almost there!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

    aidardh@gmail.com

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  63. I'm #452. You're almost there sista!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    Smooches,Amy
    amybrianmccollum@msn.com
    Blog:smoochesstampin.blogspot.com

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  64. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com
    peaches581@hotmail.com

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  65. I found your blog through Abby's hop! Love the gift bag you made. Would die if I won this cart! :) Thanks for the chance to win! :) Have a great weekend. I'm a new follower
    -Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  66. i am already a follower, but i see you are very close to your goal of 500. good luck.

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  67. Congrats Alma to your husband for his new job! And congrats to you too on your blog! Good luck!

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  68. Great blog and much continued success.

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  69. good luck on your 500 followers! I am sure you will make it, you have a great blog and I am a follower!
    Suz.p@comcast dot net

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  70. Just found your blog from the blog hop- I have become a follower, now I"m off to explore

    durham dot j at shaw dot ca

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  71. Great bag! I love using the everyday paper dolls!!

    http://scrap-a-tude.blogspot.com/

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  72. I'm a new follower from the blog hop...I love your blog...Best of luck to the 500 followers..TFS...
    Mary Ann

    mkeiper72@yahoo.com

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  73. Wow Congrats! Im a new follower. I cant beleive how many follwers your have. I hope I get to reach the same number of follower some day.

    mommyscraftycreations@gmail.com
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  74. Hi, Alma! I love your gift bag... it's just adorable! I'm so excited for you that you are nearing a milestone with your blog followers and that your hubby was hired so quickly. I was laid off in August of last year and have yet to find a new job. Needless to say, my crafting budget is zero right now as I am my sole source of income and unemployment doesn't pay very much. I have been following you for a while now and even though I don't often comment, I do visit frequently to see what you're up to. Thanks for the opportunity to win your generous giveaway.

    Anne
    anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com
    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

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  75. Only 37 more followers to go! Congrats on almost reaching your goal.

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  76. I am a new follower. Thanks for a chance to win. Awesome milestone!!!

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  77. Ooooh fun! New follower here!
    sunni08 at gmail dot com

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  78. I'm #467 you're almost there! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Tiffany
    tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com
    http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com

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  79. I don't know how I've missed this up until now! I'm already a follower and lover of your blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  80. Congratulations!!! This is wonderful!!
    pennykitz.blogspot.com/
    pennykitz@charter.net

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  81. The mouse ears are adorable, thank you so much for sharing. jman4@comcast.net

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  82. Whoo-hoo! I'm numner 470! Almost there! Congrats!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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  83. Congrats on the achievement! Here's to many more followers!

    dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

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  84. Alma,

    You are so close to 500!!! :) (Unfortunately, I've been a follower for a while, so I can't help you here!) How exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS and thank you so much for the chance to win,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  85. Wishing you reach 500 :) Started following a while back & will friend you on FB too :)

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  86. Hope that you get to 500! Good luck!

    forpahl5atgmaildotcom

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  87. Congrats on almost reaching 500 that is so amazing! God Bless
    Carley
    CarleyCarter@gmail.com

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  88. You are sooo close... I am already a follower so I cant be more help...
    lauraleed48atlivedotca

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  89. WOW!! You're so close! I'm so glad that you have been blessed! Thanks so much for the chance at this fun cart (it's on my wish list)! :) I just found you through Abby's blogaversary blog hop (and I'm so glad I did). :) Thanks again for the chance and good luck!!! :)

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  90. Great project - would love to be a follower so I will do that next. Great cart and I would love to own that one too.
    mmlmn @polarcomm.com

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  91. Almost there!! Congrats!!
    Love your blog, am now a follower =)

    melpearson at hotmail dot ca

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  92. Congrats on almost reaching 500! I am a follower of yours. I enjoy your work.

    Kristin
    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

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  93. Great news about your husband and cingrats on all your followers.
    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  94. Congrats on so many bloggers! I'm 483!


    April
    nginerd at gmail dot com
    http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

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  95. YAY! You're so close to reaching your goal!!!
    I'm a follower!

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  96. I'm a new follower (found you from Abby's blog hop)!

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  97. I am your newest follower and youare getting soooo close. Congrats and congrats to your hubby....I am almost out of unemployment and no job in site!
    Kathlee
    kathlee154atgmaildotcom
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  98. Follower #387 - You're almost there. I will spread the word after I finish up the hop. Good Luck! daughtersare3@yahoo.com

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  99. I am here from Abby's blog hop, LOVE your candy offer, congrats on your soon to be 500 followers, I know you will reach it soon!
    I am already a follower of your blog and have been for a while, but now I am also following your network blog.
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove at aol dot com

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  100. So happy to read that your hubby is back to work. You are so right...God is so good.
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  101. congrats on reaching 500!!
    thanks for the chance to win!

    sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
    sweetlilscrapper@hotmail.ca

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  102. I'm a new follower and love your site. Congrats on reaching 500!

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  103. I am already a follwer. You will reach your goal of 500 before you know it. Congrats!

    barbara614@insightbb.com

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  104. Congrats on your blog! I am #490 your work is amazing! Keep the inspiration coming!

    Sandra
    www.365daysofcricut.blogspot.com

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  105. So close to 500 followers! Congrats!

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  106. One more closer to 500. Congrats! I was visiting Sherri's Crafty Place and she mentioned you, so I thought I would check you out. Love your faith and your projects. TFS and a chance to win.
    cowbelleru@gmail.com

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  107. Who can't use another Cricut cartridge??
    thatgirl48316(at)wowway(dot)com

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  108. Well I am going to congratulate you now since your goal of 500 followers is just right around the corner. Great blog, I will be back often to see what is new. Candace sent me over.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  109. I just became a new follower. How exciting your almost there :) good luck

    Gabriela

    Gaby@Hispaniclifestyle.com

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  110. Congrats on the followers hope I win I really want this cartridge I have so many layouts I could do with this one.

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  111. yay you got your followers!! I helped!!!! I'm excited to read everything on your page :)

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  112. Congrats!!!

    snippylous at cox dot net

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  113. Congrats on all of the followers. Looks like I was the 500th one!! Yea for you! Your site looks gr8 and has given me several ideas already!! I was sent over by Candace via Facebook!

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  114. Wow so cool! What a great present! :D

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  115. YAY for blessings!

    kmkehrer@gmail.com

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  116. hi! i was sent over by candace! congrats on hitting over 500 now! :)

    veronica1183@gmail.com
    www.designsbyveronica.blogspot.com

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  117. Awesome on hitting 500!!! Wow, maybe someday I will reach that, too! Thank Candace for me--she sent me over to you! I can't wait to check out more of your blog.

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  118. Hi Alma! Congratulations on so many followers! You have such a positive outlook on life and its nice to read about! I am your newest follower and can't wait to see what you post!

    rickettscricuts at yahoo dot com

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  119. Congrats! How exciting for your family! And for you and all your followers! I can't wait to check out some of your work for inspiration!
    corrie.morris@hotmail.com

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  121. Thank you so much for the chance to win! damianela@gmail.com

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  122. How exciting! Thank you for the chance to win a cart!

    amanbains1 at gmail dot com

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  123. Congrats on 500!! I'm already a follower!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  124. Just became a Follower!! Congrats on going over 500!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  125. I just posted your giveaway on my blog sidebar for a second chance! Congrats again!!!!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  126. Congrats on you 500+ followers. Thanks for the chance to win. :)
    Hugs,
    Melissa D
    mkds312@hotmail.com
    www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

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  127. Just became a follower. Always looking for fresh ideas. Would love a chance to win the cart. Don't have that one yet!

    Thanks!
    Mary
    marymorris61@valornet.com

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  128. Love the look of your blog and how you share your love for God! Congrats on the big 500!

    Cheryl
    cherylparrish90@gmail.com

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  129. Congrats on 500+! Thanks for the chance to win!!

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
    http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

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  130. Congrats on hitting 500 followers, loved your story on how you started your blog, and yes I do remember those first couple of months of having my blog and my sister and daughter being my only followers! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome blog candy.
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  131. Congratulations on your followers. Thanks for the chance to win the cartridge. This is one that I don't have.

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  132. congratulations on your 500 followers!!! Happy to be one so I can see your beautiful creations!!
    Aloha,
    Shar
    pualiilii1 at yahoo dot com

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  133. Congrats on your followers. I am a new follower and came over from Disney Dreamers Designs. Thanks for the chance to win the cart.

    http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com/

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  134. Thank you so much for the chance!

    giddingslane at gmail dot com

    giddingslane.blogspot.com

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  135. I found your blog from Kat's blog--thanks for the chance--I just got a Cricut and became a follower--looking forward to checking out your blog.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  136. Thank you so much for the chance!

    fuzzyfoot1 @ yahoo dot com

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  137. Congratulations! More than 500, your husband's job, so much in life is good. suekimmet@gmail.com

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