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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thank You Gifts Blog Hop

HEY HEY HEY IT's Blog hop day!!!!!!

I'm so super excited to be participating in this blog hop this weekend. Thank you ladies so much for including me with such wonders!!!

You all are going to LOVE what all of the fabulous ladies have in store for you. Okay, so if you just got here from Natalie's Blog then you are in the right place. If not you might want to start at the beginning over at Joy's Blog.

Sooooo we all have something quick, easy, and inexpensive that you can give as gifts to neighbors, teachers, friends, etc etc etc. The list is really never ending.

Here is my project:

Aren't these poinsettias BEAUTIFUL?!? LOVE this cut, it can be found on
Penny Duncans site if you are interested! It is a FREE cut file.
Treat bags with CANDY! Yeah everyone LOVES chocolate. Okay maybe not everyone but "those" people are just odddddddd! lol kidding kidding. I still love you but chocolate is the bees knees!!
Okay here is the line up in case you get lost along the way, I'm showing you the path...

Joy http://joyslife.com/
Ruthie http://septemberninth.blogspot.com//
Angela http://creativecraftin.blogspot.com/
Carrie http://thegreenbeanscrafterole.blogspot.com/
Denise http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com/
Gale http://www.thehappystamper.com/
Janis http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/
Jen http://scrapaholicjen.blogspot.com/
Jenny http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
Jin http://underacherrytree.blogspot.com/
Julie http://cricutchick.blogspot.com/
Lori http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
Mari (Momo) http://madebymomo.blogspot.com/
Misty http://abusyplace.blogspot.com/
Natalie http://timelesslegacydesgins.blogspot.com/
Raven http://love4stamps.blogspot.com/ <--You are HERE!!!
Theresa http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
Tracy http://www.craftjunkietoo.com/
Yolanda http://yoliebean.blogspot.com/

Alright don't leave me just yet I have something for you...
The FABULOUS
is giving one lucky winner the cling set (value 14.95) of their choice!!! What, how cool is that?!?! They have GREAT stamps and they have really great customer service!!!!!

Okay to win you must do two things.

1.) Become a follower if you aren't already
2.) Leave a comment here telling me the name of your favorite stamp set from Serendipity (you can click on the banner above that says serendipity stamps and it will take you directly to their store online)???
That's it easy peasy!!! I hope you had fun and thank you so much for visiting my bloggie.

Random.org will pick a winner on Tuesday night so you have a while to enter.
Now you can head off to Theresa's blog

For my regulars here are all the deets...

Cricut- SCAL2, Penny Duncan Cut file
Ink- Tim Holtz Tea Dye to ink up the edges of the leaves and the flowers

Embellishments- Imaginisce gems, Tim Holtz Distress Stickles, also I used cello bags (small) from Stampin Up, Top note die from Stampin Up
Stamps- Simpy Everything set From Pink By Design (AWESOME AWESOME SET)
Tools- I-rock, Big Shot
Paper- The flowers and the leaves were cut out of Stampin Up paper, the pattern paper for the back was from My Mind's Eye Christmas stack
Adhesive- ATG baby!!!

108 comments:

  1. What a cute project, The flower just sets it off, these would be great on a number of projects. Thanks so much for sharing this cute project. I will definately use this idea for neighbors and friends who pop in around the holidays.~Suz
    suz.p@comcast.net

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  2. Relly cute and who doesn't like chocolate. I like the dog and the penquin stampos they are sooo cute!
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  3. Wonderful project! TFS! I think my favorite stamp set is the Cozy Village! So many possiblities. Thanks for letting me play

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  4. Love your treat bags. Very nice. The penguin stamps is my favorite as I am partial to penguins. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower.
    patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

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  5. This is very cute. I am a new follower. Penguins are cute, but I like all the sets! Kelly (kelly.schaefer@ymail.com)

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  6. These are just too cute! The colors work so well and I just love that poinsetta looking flower. TFS! I'm a new follower. Thank you so much for a chance to win! Happy Holidays!!

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

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  7. fantastic project! I am sorry to say that I don't have a favorite stamp set because I have just gotten into crafting. I am finding more and more wonderful ideas everyday because of the wonderful blog community! Thanks for sharing this great idea!
    ~sarah
    sbwoodring@att.net

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  8. These bags are beautiful! I love the poinsettia! TFS! I don't own any of those stamps so I can't say what my fav is....sorry!
    booger1 at tds.net

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  9. beautiful topper -thanks millierose651@aol.com

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  10. Love the treat bag! Thanks for sharing! One of my fav stamps is "Snowman with Tree" - one of the new ones.
    Thanks!
    Carren scottandcarr at yahoo.com

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  11. The flowers are so pretty! This is a great idea. I had a hard time picking just one favorite stamp but have you seen the "Snow Pets" omgoodness they are so adorable. I love them!! Thanks for sharing.AJ - aj_822@yahoo.com

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  12. Wonderful project!...Life Is Like Riding Cling Set stamps is my favorite...Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower.
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  13. Very cute! Great job! me(at)glorajean(dot)com.

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  14. I love your bag toppers, Raven. Your flowers are awesome!! Great little gifts. I haven't seen this stamp site before but checking some of their products my favorite is probably "Gift of Christmas", or maybe it is the "Summer Barn & Windmill". LOL hard to pick just one. Thank you for sharing.

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

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  15. I love your treat bag toppers, so elegant! I've been a follower. My favorite serendipity stamp set is the Christmas Door cling set!

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  16. Thanks for the video, love the poinsetta!! Favorite stamp is the Live your Life set! Thanks for the hop and Happy Holidays!!
    miller896042atbellsouth.net

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  17. Those flowers are awesome way to pop this. Great job

    burffrau @ aol dot com

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  18. Cute project! I love all of the ballet stamps but the ballerina bear is really cute!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  19. Great project! I like the penguin stamps!

    TFS
    Have a great day!

    Heather
    greenscrapinmachine.blogspot.com

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  20. These toppers are gorgeous! This was a hard one but I think I like the Snowbird Cling Set! Gorgeous.

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  21. The stamps are all great!!! How to pick just one??? Well I finally decided I'd like the Tea Service Set. I'm loving all the victorian stuff you see these days.
    Thanks for sharing, and I'm a follower too!

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  22. Beautiful flowers. I like that you showed how to use the stickles. I think I was getting it to thick.
    Thanks,
    Linda
    http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

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  23. I love those flowers! My favorite stamp set is the Giraffe that says "Keep your chin up" Soooo cute:)

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

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  24. Great project!!! My favorite stamp set is the buck and doe set - so adorable!!! Thanks for taking the time to share your wonderful project!
    msstoenatrunestonedotnet

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  25. Cute project. I am already a follower and I love all those vintage stamps, especially the tractor.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  26. Beautiful bag toppers... thanks for sharing the video too!

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  27. such a sweet prject and gift...i love the penguins


    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  28. Very cute! I like the holly swirls stamp set.

    saundra24@yahoo.com

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  29. I am a follower. I like the Christmas Clef stamp set. It would be perfect for Christmas cards from my musician hubby and I.

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  30. Cute project. I like the baby bib stamp, thanks,

    Indira
    craftyhomamede7atgmaildotcom

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  31. Love it! I adore Penny and her svg's! Thanks for sharing your project with us. I am already a follower and if I had to pick one, I would choose the Cozy Village set. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  32. Raven these are GORGEOUS!! This looks amazing! So happy to be doing this hop with you :o)

    www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com
    crazyaboutcricut at hotmail dot com

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  33. Awesome project! My fav stamp set was the Panda Cling Set. It is very cute and so me! We visit the pandas here every year and our friends luv them too. Now following :)

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  34. Hi i just grabbed your blinkie and became a follower and I loved your christmas treat bags. I also went and saw the stamps and i like 1238H Christmas Truck. Thanks for sharing and a chance at winning the blog candy.
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
    http://victoriasjunk.blogspot.com

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  35. Adorable projects!! I love that poinsettia! :)

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

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  36. There are too many to choose from but i choose this one:It's Not The Years.
    I love your ideas!! thanks!!

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  37. I think my favorite would be Faith & Spirit Cling Stamps.

    TFS! I love the gist bags with the topper. neldacnm at yahoo dot com

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  38. Very cute project! THanks for sharing :)

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  39. You're right, everyone loves chocolate. Cute little bags, the poinsettias are very pretty.

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  40. Hey Raven
    What a great THANK YOU gift idea.. Everyone LOVES chocolate!
    I am already a follower of your blog
    I just went to the stamp site, I LOVE all of them..LOL, But I am kind of fond of the "Table for Two" code 1200G..very elegant,and has COFFEE!!
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

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  41. Thanks for sharing your cute treat bags..love the PP.. so cute.. give that special touch.

    Ivette_aviles@yahoo.com

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  42. Love the poinsettas and your treat bag. I have not purchased the distress Stickles...what color did you use? I like the dog cling stamp set...so cute! I am a cutesy style of crafty...and thought it was so cute!
    sheree.burress@gmail.com
    cravinscrappin.blogspot.com

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  43. I love those toppers they are so cute, and chocolate on top of it Mmmmmm love this time of year!

    Angela

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  44. Great project and love those distress stickles. I am now a follower and my favorite stamp is the Christmas truck.

    mmlmn@polarcomm.com

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  45. LOVE the FLOWERS! (too funny you said it right the first time "poinsettia") I love the Valentine Postoids cling set from serendipity line!

    TFS
    {{HUGS}}

    tjsgal at gmail dot com

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  46. Super cute! Tfs.

    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  47. Great treat bags! My favorite stamps are the waving ghost, so cute!

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  48. Thanks for sharing! I love the sparkle!
    rebecca.higinbothom@gmail.com

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  49. The Penguin stamp is my favorite and this is such a cute idea! ANd heck... Whoooo doesn't LOVe chocolate.... If they don't they are simply CRAZY!!!! LOL Thanks for the great project/idea!!!

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  50. I love that design....really pretty!! I love the penguin stamp...too cute! New follower. Looking forward to future projects!!
    TFS
    Happy Holidays!!
    kathlee154@gmail.com
    Http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  51. Love the way you decorated the treat bags.

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  52. Cute project! Love the penquin and word peace!
    Merry Christmas

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  53. Raven ~ These treat toppers are gorgeous!! So glad to be in the hop with you!!!

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  54. This is such a sweet project. Glad I found your blog today while on the hop...signed up to follow up you. Went over and checked out the stamps..they are all wonderful, so to pick just one I would have to say it is the stacked Ho!Ho!Ho!. Thanks Bev B bevborda at yahoo dot com

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  55. great project.. TFS.. i love the snowman with tree stamp.. its very cute.. im already a follower..
    Theresa
    juicycreations808@gmail.com

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  56. There are alot of great ones. My favorites so far are Live Each Season and Cozy Village.

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  57. So many stamps. Snowman with tree is good and I love flowers. They have great stamps. Thank You for being in the hop and for chances to win great prizes. Great demo video.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  58. This is a great project for all times of the year. It was not easy to pick a favorite stamp set but I finally decided on Mustang 344QCL buecause it really captured the expression on my granddaughters mustang, Liberty. {Hugs} Peggy a new follower
    Stampnmore at aol dot com

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  59. Cute project. I just love it.

    I love the small tractor cling set. Reminds me of my dad :)

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  60. Great idea, not just for thank yous but for Birthday parties etc. I really liked the lamp post with sign stamp. I think it would work great for holiday cards, stamping the inside of the card and signing the "sign" Thanks for the inspiration and your wonderful creativity.
    csparky61 at yahoo dot com

    PS I am now following your blog

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  61. very nice gifta bg idea.. ty 4 sharing..
    Lynn
    Emsnadjesmom2003@yahoo.com

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  62. these gifties are stunning!....the flower's amazing!....and i'm one of those oddball choco haters!...lol...

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  63. Raven,

    Wow, what an cute flower. Love it. I think I will have to get it. What a cute treat bag you made too. Love the video. TFS

    Denise from the hop

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  64. That is such a beautiful flower! my favorite ste would have to be "gift of Christmas" Tfs and have a great day. :)

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  65. I am new to crafts. I haven't even started on stamps yet. After looking, Three Gifts Cling Stamps would be a good one to start with.

    VinDeeLoo

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  66. I love candy treat bags and they turned out awesome. So cute. My favorite stamp set is Shell Wreath Stamp Set.
    Nikki
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
    www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

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  67. I love your project and think gift bags are the funnest thing to make! Your video was so good. I'm glad you talked about the Smooch spray. I have some regular Smooch and I don't use it very often, but the spray might be something I'd use a lot more. Your flowers look so great! Your whole project is really nice!
    Thank you so much for being part of my Thank You Gifts Blog Hop!!
    Super Hugs,
    ~Joy~

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  68. Beautiful project! Love the glitter! Thanks for sharing!

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  69. loving all the wonderful ideas! wow!!! I really enjoyed the blog hop with all of you! If you plan another in the future, please let me know I would love to participate with you.

    Hope you stop by the hop I'm in today!

    http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com/2010/12/yourstory-blog-hop.html

    :)

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  70. oh some wonderful stamps who can choose :( wow!!! I really enjoyed the blog hop with all of you! If you plan another in the future, please let me know I would love to participate with you.

    Hope you stop by the hop I'm in today!

    http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com/2010/12/yourstory-blog-hop.html

    :)

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  71. I'm new to the cricut so I am still trying to just figure out cartridges. I love those flowers though! So pretty.

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  72. Such cute Candy bag toppers...great idea for our neighbors for the holidays.

    I am a follower

    My favorite stamp set is the Snowman and tree. Would be so cute stamped and colored...

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  73. Cute project, love the flower!

    I think I'm partial to the penguin stamps, but it's so hard to pick!

    I'm already a follower.

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  74. Love your project! I'm already a follower and the stamp set I love is
    the Kitty & Pumpkin Cling Stamp Set

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  75. nice project!and really easy to make!
    habis1088@gmail.com

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  76. I love the project and the flowers are gorgeous! TFS!

    Pam
    simply-pam.blogspot.com

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  77. This is a great project....so many possibilities.....Thanks for sharing Raven!!!!!
    I have never been to Serendipity's Stamps, they are fantastic!!!!!
    I really like the Snow pets Cling Stamps...Thanks for the chance to win!!!!!
    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

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  78. I'm now following your blog. Thanks for introducing me to Serendipity stamps. Every time I thought I found my favourite I found another one. So I'm going to pick the first one a came across, the Covered bridge cling set. Also depending on what ink colour you use and if you add some chalk you could probably make it work for all seasons.

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  79. They are beautiful. I am a follower. I checked out their stamps. I really like some of them. It's a toss up for me between the giraffe set and the books.

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  80. Love your poinsetta, it is gorgeous!!!

    So I signed up to be a follower, I love your creations. Thanks to Joy for leading me here.

    As for the stamps, they have beautiful stuff on that site, I gotta head back and look at more but I really love those Vintage Hearts. Love the fonts they are using as well.

    Debbie

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  81. My favorite set is the Snowbird Cling Set.

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  82. Love the idea, quick and easy. liked the zinnea stamp, love any stamps with flowers, will have to look into some of these.

    shanasewing at yahoo dot com

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  83. Love the project and your blog! I am really seeing how stamps look great and am getting amped up to use them again!
    I love the set Happy Inspiration Cling Stamps
    Code: 278QCL
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Natalie
    mtmcbroom at gmail dot com

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  84. Awesome!!! Just adorable!!!
    My fav stamp would be May The Peace of God

    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  85. Your project is so cute. I'm a new follower and I like the Dragonfly cling set from Serendipity.
    reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

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  86. Very Cute! I love the look of these! Thank you so much for sharing!!

    Jennikel00@yahoo.com

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  87. Such a beautiful gift!
    I love the poinsettias!
    My favorite Serendipity stamp would be the Nativity set.
    It's sometimes difficult to find nice religious items for scrapbooking or stamping, so I'm really interested in this one!
    Lisa H.
    lisastuf at gmail dot com

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  88. Pilgrim Pets Cling Set
    Christmas Clef Cling Stamp Set this stamps is my favorite....
    your project is beautiful thanks for sharing....

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  89. Yummy and gorgeous!! Yes, chocolate is the bees knees! Your recipients will love the time and effort you put into your project to make their day brighter! I guarantee it! Adorable!

    jvilla95ar at gmail.com

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  90. I love your project. And yes I do love chocolate! I really like the snowman with a tree. He's so cute

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  91. wow! I just love the poinsettia! so pretty. Boy, do they have a lot of stamps! So far after looking a few pages, I like the Faith ans Spirit set. Thanks

    Darlene
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  92. I love the penquin stamps.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    mkds312 at hotmail dot com

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  93. Super cute bags!
    This is the first I've heard of Serendipity Stamps (shame on me!) and had a great time wandering through their designs. Had an "Oh WOW" moment when I came across the Marble Cells background stamp-beautiful!
    lynlee4@gmail.com

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  94. Lovely toppers for your treat bags!! I just made a bunch for my CCD students...I love making these. And there's nothing like chocolate! TFS!

    My favorite stamp set is the Penguin cling set...so cute!!

    ~Sharon C.

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  95. Lovely gift bags, nice and easy to make,I love Penny Duncan files so easy to use.
    As for a favourite I couldn't choose between Reindeer Cling or Lamp Post Cling, they are both so gorgeous.
    kimthompson68(at)sky(dot)com
    Kim xXx

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  96. oh I like the three dresses stamp! I have 3 girls this is to cute!
    kacee
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

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  97. Cute project! Love the flower! I think my favorite stamp set is the Gift of Christmas stamp set! Thanks for a chance to win!

    mlenclade at gmail dot com

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  98. THis is an adorable idea! Thank you so much for sharing! P.S. those pointsettas are more then fabulous!
    Contact Info: incase I get lucky enought to win the amazing blog candy! Happy Holiday's! arebori0204@gmail.com

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  99. Hi Raven,

    I love your goodie bags!!! :) I've seen Penny Duncan's poinsettia, but never tried it. You've inspired me to give it a go!

    My favorite Serendipity Cling Set is the Kitchen Tools...too cute & I love that they're rubber!

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

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  100. Great idea! My favorite stamp was the dragon fly cling set! Glad to be a new follower!

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  101. Very cute, i really like that!!

    I dont really have a favorite Stamps set!!!, but the set i use the most right now is the Pink Stamper ones!!

    pinkyswrdawn@hotmail.com

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  102. Super cute. Love the poinsetta. Wish I had one of those cutting programs to use with my cricut. Hoping for Christmas that is what I get. I already follow you and my favorite stamp set is the Faith and spirit Sayings. Thanks for sharing, now hopping along...

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  103. Awesome treat bags! Love the pointsettas. I like the Victorian Hearts Cling Stamps.

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  104. Cute bags, love the poinsettia!
    I am a follower, the stamp set I like is: Victorian Hearts Cling Stamp set.

    elainer@cinci.rr.com
    ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

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  105. What an AWESOME project!!! I'm SO honored you chose my flower file to adorn your amazing project!!!!! Beautiful job!!! I would like to wish you a Very Merry Christmas!!!!!

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