Monday, November 21, 2011

500+ Followers Blog Candy!

Well, the day has arrived! I've been promising you some fancy, fantastic, and fabulous blog candy when I reached 500 Followers! Well, today is the day! I have a 12x12x2 "pizza box" stuffed with goodies! Check it out!


I receive a lot of stuff as part of my design work. I get far more than I can ever use. Since some of the companies I design for are partners, I sometimes I get doubles and triples of certain products. I want to share some of the excess with my faithful Readers!

In this prize box are products from: Graphic 45, Core'dinations, Clearsnap, Want2Scrap, Hampton Art Stamps, May Arts, Caftwork Cards, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Bazzill Basics, Die Cuts with a View, and more! I am also giving away one of my altered gift card holders!


This gift card holder is an unclaimed prize from a few weeks ago. The winner of my prize box will also get this lovely holiday creation!

All you have to do to win this prize is leave a comment on this post telling me what you love most about crafting for the holidays!

I'll draw a winner on December 1st, when I post an AMAZING 4-part Graphic 45 holiday project. See the sneak peek:


The Graphic 45 Blog will reveal a teaser to the project on December 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd. You will then come here, to my blog, for step-by-step directions to a one of a kind holiday project!

Leave a comment to win! If you are not a Follower, follow along and see what's up here in my bloggy world!

Edited to add: I am loving reading all the comments! It gives me warm fuzzies inside! Keep 'em coming! I'll draw a winner December 1st, so make sure you CHECK BACK! My last few prizes went unclaimed!

175 comments:

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  2. My goodness what a box of goodies! I have you in my reader and follow you there. What I love most about holiday crafting is I get great joy from creating for myself and for others- I have Christmas carols playing and I love to make handmade gifts and/ or wrappings! It gives you such a great feeling! Christmas warmth!

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  3. Love the kit. It is so beautiful. Holiday crafting is fun because of the sparkle and glitter we get use in abundance this time of year. Such a fun time of the year!

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  4. The thing I love about crafting for the holidays is the happy expressions of my family when they see their gift. My family all loves crafting and they are always excited about the gifts I make (well at least the female half are...they guys dont really pay a lot of attention)
    Tracy
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

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  5. Congrats on 500 followers. I love crafting for the holidays. It keeps me up with the trends and fads without spending so much money. Plus I love making special gifts for my family members. Thanks for a chance to win some great products. Love Graphic 45 papers. Can't wait to see what you have made.

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  6. Wow! That's awesome! Great job on getting all those followers!! I'll be honest, this is the first Christmas where I've done a lot of crafting, and I am loving it! It's forcing me to take some time to feed my creative side amidst all the chaos that can come with the holiday season. I love it! Oh, and I do also love making homemade gifts, so I guess I have done some crafting over the past holiday seasons. :) Thank you so much for the chance to win this great giveaway! And I can't wait to see this new project you showed a bit of!! :)

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  7. Congratulations on 500 followers. I follow you faithfully and am in awe of your projects. I love holiday crafting. The papers, embellies, just everything involved is so gorgeous and glittery. Pure love. My family members are always trying to figure out what I'm making for their gifts each year. It seems I've been doing it forever, and loving every minute. Thanks for your amazing inspiration!

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  8. I love your blog. You're very creative.
    With financial strains being a part of this holiday season, I love the fact that I have the knack, if you will, to craft well enough to still give wonderful gifts to my friends and family for Christmas without feeling like I should've done more as I know I've put alot more into their gift than if I would've bought something.
    Thanks for the inspiration

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  9. sweet mother of pearl...check out all those goodies....wooo hoooo...and that tag? spectacular sista...

    I love crafting for people during the holidays...making thee perfect giftie that makes them smile:)

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  10. I have you in my Google Reader. Love your projects and what a box of goodies. I love to scrapbook all the holiday memories that we have. It's fun to make the gift tags and cards too.

    sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

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  11. Love your blog Gloria you give me so much inspiration and your work is amazing . Love this tag holder so much detail and so many elements. I love creating gifts for family and friends at this festive time . Also doing things for my grandkids since they are far away . Thanks for a chance to win your blog candy and congrats. on number 500 .
    Marilyn

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  12. I love being able to give the special people in my life something I have made just for them.

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  13. Congrats on 500!! Ok I honestly love all the ooos and ahhhs I get from my crafts!! Little do they know it's from great inspirational crafters who lead me! Thanks for all your inspiration!!
    Cindy

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  14. What nice follower candy. My favorite xmas crafty project is making gift tags that match my wrapping paper. I also try to keep the recipient in mind when creating them.
    Kim

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  15. Thanks so much for your generosity, Gloria!! Love the beautiful projects you craft! What I love most about crafting for the holidays is giving away what I've crafted!! It's such fun to make something special for someone and then give it to them all packaged up with the pretty colors and papers of the season!!

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  16. Wow, what amazing candy and congratulations on having 500 plus followers, so well deserved! You are on my blog roll and I check out all of your new projects as I am a big fan of both Spellbinders and Graphics 45. What I love about holiday crafting is making things for someone special rather than just crafting for crafting's sake.It's my favourite time of year!

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  17. MUCHO congrats on 500!!!! Whoohoooo!! what a ginormous accomplishment. Smiles all around :) You get to feel warm and fuzzy and we get inspired by your beautiful work! Keep it up, I'm sure 600 is not far behind.

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  18. Congrats on 500+ followers!
    I am a follower and think your work is amazing!
    I love crafting for the holidays because it is relaxing and I get to make special gifts for the special people in my life.
    Thanks for the chance to win some amazing products:)

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  19. Congratulations, Gloria! What a milestone, WOW!!

    I like to make homemade gifts at Christmas because it takes the commercialism out of the holiday for me. It keeps it real and simple. Jesus is the reason for the season!

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  20. Congratulations! Gloria for reaching 500 followers.

    I just started crafting last Oct 2011 and what I love about crafting for the Holidays is I can share them to family and friends, I can also make decorations the way I like it.

    Luanne
    myfootahead(at)gmail(dot)com
    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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  21. Oh my what a lovely lot of goodies!! Hand them over!! Hehe ;)

    Congratulations on your milestone - what an amazing number of followers!! I'm trying to get to 100! ;)

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  22. Well 500 followers is some feat. I'll be happy at 100. Congrats my friend. This year I am enjoying making mini albums to give to neighbors and co-workers... was a little nervous at first because I only did cards, but I've finished 4and learning something new and different with each one.

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  23. I love making something unique to the person I am giving it to--It makes it more personal, and from the heart. :)

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  24. My favorite thing is crafting ornaments with my grandson for him to give as gifts to the family and friends.

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  25. I love your blog! Thank you for sharing your art with us all. I love your imagination and attention to detail. I just discovered my own art this April and it has been a blessing to me in so many ways. Thank you for your generosity in sharing your supplies and offering us all a chance to win. :o) Liane

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  26. It means so much to me to show my love in to the cards and presents I make each year.

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  27. I love making gifts for people who love unique and personal keepsakes. I would rather receive a gift that someone has crafted than a gift that they stressesd about and rushed to buy.
    I am enjoying reading your blog!
    Happy Thanksgiving,
    Kathy

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  28. What I love about crafting at Christmas. I love the whimsy and excitement, Christmas music and the inspiration. I love feeling forever young by doing crafts and homemade gifts for people just like when in school Thanks for a chance to win =)

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  29. what an awesome box of goodies you have to give away. I love creating for the holiday season as I think a hand made give says much more than a bought item is shows it was from the heart

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  30. Gloria, primero felicitarte por esos 500 seguidores que te tienes bien merecidos!!
    Sabes que soy una gran admiradora de tu trabajo.
    Lo que me gusta de trabajar en esta época del año, es que con nuestras creaciones regalamos un trocito de nosotras, pues cuando hacemos un regalo a mano, el sentimiento se refleja en lo que hacemos.
    Como ese maravilloso sobre que has hecho!!!
    Besos.

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  31. WOW!!! thats something!!! how fantastic is that
    Graphic 45 allerted me to your blog!
    Your profile actually interested me!!!has a kind of familiar ring to it!!
    Allthough Im in Australia and your in California love that place!!!
    but we both belong to God

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  32. Oops I was supposed to share my thoughts on Christmas....
    Its the most amazing time of year
    Time for family and time to thank God for all His wonderful blessings!
    I have a wonderful tree filled with country decorations from USA sent to me by my daughter who now lives there
    I Love all the preparations of making puddings turkey and nibblies and the giving of gifts
    Certainly a blessed time to remember our Lords birth!!

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  33. There really are two things I especially like about crafting during the holidays. #1. I love making things that make others happy. #2. Crafting during the holidays can be a great stress reliever.
    The box of goodies is WONDERFUL!!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this great gift. :o)

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  34. crafting at Christmas time is usually a time to sit down with my daughter and enjoy a bit of quiet time looking at old pictures and remembering times past.

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  35. What I love most is making something for someone else, it's a wonderful feeling to beable to give something that you created. thank you for the chance to win.

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  36. A GREAT BIG CONGRATULATIONS on the followers!! Love the goodies you are giving away. How very generous of you to share your extras.

    What I love most about crafting for the holidays is spending time with my girls! My oldest daughter is 14 and the youngest is 10. We all love to create and creating is just one more excuse that I get to spend precious time with both of them!

    Thank you for the chance to win such wonderful goodies.
    Have a Blessed Thanksgiving.
    Tonya

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  37. Congradulations on your 500 followers! This is a wonderful pize package loaded full of some of the best goodies. What I love best about crafting for the holidays once I start I can usually get the rest of the family into it.We all get to see where our creative eye takes us.

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  38. I love crafting for the holidays because no other ambiance works as well for crafting for other people. I love sharing my projects with others through the form of a handmade gift.

    Congrats on 500 followers!

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  39. candy? who doesn't like candy? and blogs? and candy blogs?

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  40. Congrats on Followers!

    My favorite thing about scrapping for the holidays is taking it off the page and getting busy with making home decor items!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  41. Yummie!! What a goodiebag. Sure hope to win :) Greetings from Sweden.

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  42. wonderful blog such inspiration and talent thanks for this chance
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  43. wonderful blog such inspiration and talent thanks for this chance
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  44. Wow! Great blog candy! Thanks for the opportunity to win some yummy goodies!
    Congrats on 500!

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  45. I love making new ornaments for the Christmas true, especially with family mementos. Simultaneously, my mom is always saying, "but I don't need any more ornaments," while accepting my creations with glee!

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  46. For me it is definitely the colours, I love red, brown, green and beige, it's like sitting in front of the fireplace :)

    Hugs
    Majo

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  47. I like making unique things for us and others. They can be tailored as wished with little issue which is always a great thing. And, of course, it gives me an excuse to tell my husband, "But I HAVE to make this for the mantle/door/your mother/my parents/etc/etc/etc. :)

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  48. Congrats for you coz achieving 500 followers. And about crafting, I love crafting for the holidays. It keeps me up with the trends and fads without spending so much money. Plus I love making special gifts for my lovely husbands. Thanks for this chance to win some great products. and I also loveeeeee Graphic 45 papers ;)

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  49. Now that's some serious goodness! What a box! How kind of you to give it up for one of us ... and congrats to the 500 followers (which is not at all strange, you are a fantastic artist!)

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  50. CONGRATS!!!...on reaching the 500 milestone! Wowwwzaaaa...what a bunch of great crafty prizes! Crafting for the holidays just makes the Christmas season even more special...especially when u create something special for those special people that brighten up your year!

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  51. Wow!! Look at all those scrapbooking goodies! I love this timeof the year....family times and gift giving. Thanks for the chance

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  52. 500 blog followers! That's quite an achievement. Congratulations. I thank Graphic 45 for sending me this way... I'll HAVE to come and explore.

    My favorite Christmas season craft has to be making ornaments. Over the years, I have made so many different types I doubt I can remember them all.

    I saw Smooches in that pizza box. Yum-meee. I haven't been able to justify buying them. sniff, sniff - losing one's job changes priorities. sigh.

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  53. what a wonderful box full of stuffs. i like sipping hot chocolate while i make cards and work on other projects. thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  54. Wow!!! What an awesome box of goodies!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win. What I like best about crafting for the holidays is the chance to reflect over all those important people in your life and taking the time in making something special for them that they will love, enjoy and cherish. With so much competition out there for commercial 'gifts' I still think there is nothing better than a gift made with love. I hope your holidays are special! :-)

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  55. Because I am crafting gifts at this time of year my favorite thing is to see the recipient's expression when they see what I have made them. Good feelings are felt.

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  56. What a great goodi-bag!! Thanks for sharing :)
    Greetings from Finland.

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  57. The thing I love most about crafting for the holidays is that warm fuzzy feeling you get inside. You just feel happy and useful! There's a feeling of joy, of love for friends and family as you make cards and gifts for them.
    Thanks, Gloria, for this wonderful giveaway!

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  58. I'm new to scrapbooking and paper crafting.. The best I feel about crafting is, itz a way to put the women in me into my craft.. I feel really great when I can use all the scrap into a beautiful creation..

    Thanks for this wonderful chance to win this amazing giveaway..

    Really wish to be the lucky one.. :)

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  59. I've always love making personal things for my family and friends to enjoy. Now, it's just that more special because my 5 yr old granddaughter is loving crafting also.
    What a great gift box and I LOVE all the wonderful items!
    Kim

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  60. Love the sneeky peak!!! What I love about crafting for the holidays ahhhh to be honest the opportunity to raught the xmas funds and replenish my supplies not least my Graphic 45!!! OKAYEEE so I can see your shocked its not the warm fuzzy answer you were looking for ....LOL Well it is but Id better explain ...I have to buy "supplies" to use on the relos pressies so I tell my significant other I'll make presents "to save money" LOL ITs A WIN WIN i do get lots of "leftover" supplies and I get to make extra time to "create" and the relos feel all warm fuzzy and extra special ....LOL At the risk of sounding like a smart alec no charlie we all come out winners!

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  61. What I love the most about crafting for the holidays is that I get to use my "gift" to celebrate the "Greatest Gift ", and bring JOY to someone else. The many beautiful products help me to "express" my appreciation (for my gift) through my creation and that brings greater Joy to me and to the recipient.

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  62. Gorgeous tag holder, Gloria!! Gosh, my favorite thing about crafting for the holidays is thinking of a gift idea that a loved one will cherish -- and finding a cute, festive way to package it. I like to put a lot of thought into the colors I use (traditional? nontraditional?) as well as what kinds of embellishments to add. This Christmas will be my first year making holiday crafts with Graphic 45 paper - and it will definitely not be the last!!

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  63. That altered gift card holder is beautiful. Great inspiration piece!

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  64. the best part of holiday crafting is letting my kids play with my scrappy tools & making presents for their friends & teachers. warm fuzzies of seeing their faces with homemade gifts is pricelessthanks for the chance & sending love from New Zealand

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  65. Gorgeous blog! Wonderful inspiration!

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  66. I am a new follower.

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  68. I LoVe this time of year to make gifts for charitable organizations and Hand-made may make your recipient feel you spent a lot of time, thought and energy into the gift. Its something that cant be duplicated Even though the gift could be something that took very little money to create. I'm currently making Art journals for family and friends with lots of glitter. The box of goodies looks scrumptious in that pizza box. :)

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  69. I am also new and loving what I am reading!

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  70. Your "Proverbs 31 Woman" verse, says it all, with the work of her hands bringing her praise. I like that crafting Christmas cards and gifts, speaks of how we have paid attention to the details of our friends and family's lives, and it is a true gift from my heart to each of them.

    Your box of Sweets, is an exciting addition for some fortunate crafter. They will be blessed indeed!

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  71. Wow congrats!! I am a new follower and love what I see :) You are very talented.

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  72. Wow! Congrats on your 500 followers :) what a prize!!! I love your gift card holder-it's beautiful.

    This is my first year getting to make Christmas crafty goodies as last Christmas I was only really starting on my paper crafting adventure! I just love the reaction from the recipient when they open the handmade gift you have made-makes it so worthwhile :) x

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  73. wow ! so many follows ! But it isint suprizeing becouse your works are amazing !!!!!

    What i love in holideay crafting hmm. I start just after Haloween so i can fell christmas spirit for longer ;). In holiday crafting i most like giving it to othera. To see this smile of my friend when she unwraping her own personalized gift. Yes giving it to others is what i most like in it. But ofcourse i lowe all this papers , shine and glitter snowflakes and other stuff ;)))

    ps. from snowflakes im adicted !!!!!!!!!!

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  74. Congratulations on 500 followers. What a thoughtful and grateful giveaway. Love your work. What I like most about crafting for the holidays is I can give a little of myself to others. And it goes back to old traditions of hand making something.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

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  75. Hi Gloria, congrats on 500 subscribers. I so enjoy your creations! I have a link to your blog from mine under "My Favorite Blogs" I love to send craters your way. The best thing that I love about crafting for the Holidays is the look on the faces after giving thier handmade gifts. PRICELESS!!

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  76. Gloria this is one generous give-away, you have such a kind and caring spirit.
    I enjoy making special one-of-a-kind Christmas cards for family and friends. I also love having my 3 and 7 year old daughters sit up to the table with me and make a HUGE mess creating their own works of art over the Christmas break :)

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  77. I enjoy making cards to give to my friends and family. It makes the season more personal because I feel like I am giving part of me. Love your blog and congratulations on reaching 500 followers.

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  78. I LOVE crafting during the holidays! I love giving and receiving handmade gifts. It is so much more personal when someone has put their heart into making my gift!

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  79. I a follower, since I saw your beautiful work on G45 blog! Thank you for giving a chance to win a whole box of goodies.
    When I work on the holidays gifts, I like to picture faces of my beloved ones when they unwrap the packaging and squeak with delight and anticipation :)

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  80. You know how to kick off the holiday season! Love your pretty tag. So many pretty layers!
    The BEST thing about crafting for the holidays is that I can use as much glitter as I want and no one looks at me strangely! :D I LOVE glitter and some of my favourite childhood memories are of looking at the sparkle and glitter of Christmas trims. I still remember being able to shake glitter onto a long string of white glue on a handcrafted candle holder(the top of a bleach bottle spray painted gold) Ahhhh...my happy place! :)
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to go play with some glitter today! :)

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  81. Great blog! Congratulations. I love craft at the holidays because the gifts I give bring memories to other that last a lot longer than most gifts. The cards or albums I give are z piece of me and piece of a special event that they now can look at anytime they want. They will think of me and that time over and over with happiness.

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  82. Hi Gloria, long time fan of your work and somehow I wasn't a follower! ACK!!! Well, congrats on 500 followers, yoiur blog is beautiful & so is this blog candy! Very generous of you. My fave part about crafting for the holidays is the look on my family and friend's faces when they see beautiful handmade gifts, just for them. My mom still cries everytime I make her something LOL! Hugs

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  83. Love to give them as gifts and see the reactions. Needless to say...some people don't get them two years in a row ;)

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  84. I love to take a break from all of the holiday hubbub and close myself off to craft, re-center and rejuvenate!

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  85. What I love most - the larger variety of crafts I get into for the holidays - making ornaments, wreaths, etc :)

    What I love least - Christmas cards. I never send any out and always feel bad about it :( Hoping to change that this year (but haven't made one yet...)

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  86. What a wonderful prize!!! You are too generous!

    What i love most about scrapbooking for the Holidays is making cards... the REDS, the glitter, the flowers, the snowflakes... and the sparkle in the eyes of the people who i give my cards to :)

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  87. what I love most is knowing my son and daughter will cherish my books and crafts when they grow up. I do it all for them anyway. Thanks for the chance @ some goodies.
    -Maria

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  88. Congrats! I actually like to get all my holiday crafting done months early so that I'm not left scrambling. I like to just sit back and enjoy the holiday.

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  89. Hi Gloria! Love all your artwork in Just Steampunk-especially the Steampunk tray. (I'm on page 94.) What I love about making holiday cards: I can tailor each card for the recipient. Some friends like birds, fairies, etc...I also like to make a bag of cards as gifts. This can be dangerous though. My friends and family have become very spoiled and don't want to send store cards any more. LOL Have a great Holiday season!

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  90. Hi Gloria, My favorite thing about crafting for the holidays, and any time of year - is that each item can be customized for the recipient. No matter what time of year - each craft becomes a special gift, made with the love and caring that no store bought item can carry. Thanks for your blog - and have a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season with your loved ones.

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  91. What a great Prize package! How kind of you to share your goodies! I love the card holder, a great inspiration.

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  92. Hey Gloria. Looks like a fun prize pack, thanks for offering it!!!

    I like making something really unique for Christmas. This year I'm making everyone hanging calendars. It will tell everyone, the whole family's birthdays! I love when something turns out really great. It is exciting!

    Have a great Christmas!

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  93. Thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous box of goodies. I love to start Christmas cards early in November. All the fun products and colors and stamps are part of the anticipation of the upcoming holiday for me.

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  94. Wow! That's quite the goody box! Thanks for the giveaway and for all the inspiration! Have a great Thanksgiving!
    cdring@comcast.net

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  95. The thing I love most about crafting for the holidays is the crafting itself. I love listening to Christmas music while I create and love the fact that I could go out and buy it, but I'd rather make it instead. I do enjoy giving people things I've made, but the best part for me is making them. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season and creates some really amazing stuff this year. Idaho Amy

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  96. Hi Gloria,
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway. The goodies look very enticing - love the smooch and Graphic45 stuff in there.

    The unclaimed gift card holder is beautiful, I can't believe it went unclaimed!

    linda
    http://linda-neff.com

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  97. Well who wouldn't love a box og goodies from your stash?! :) I love that I can create something unique that perfectly fits indivduals.

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  98. Wow! What a generous box of goodies!! I have you in my google reader and follow you that way and as a regular follower. I love making gifts and cards for special people. We send a Christmas letter to our "Christmas Card list" but for family and a couple close friends, I make cards. I try to use a special fold or special embellishments each year.

    I love making altered items for gifts because it's a unique gift that let's the recipient know you put a lot of effort into what would please them.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  99. WOW a wonderful box of goodies. I have now joined as a follower but just want to let you know I have also been following you through the feed.

    Enjoy
    :)
    TA

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  100. Wow, great box of goodies, thanks for giving us the chance. I love crafting for the holidays because it's so much more individualized than anything you can buy in the stores. Everything is so "just the same"-I started creating my own decorations, something that NO ONE else has. I love it!

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  101. Hi Gloria...Congrats on reaching 500+ followers. What a fab giveaway you are providing..that has to be one of the best looking "pizzas" I have ever seen : )
    I scrap/create gifts for my famil/friends all year long but I really enjoy it at this time of year...it's such a busy time of year for most & when you take the time to create something with your own two hands it seems so much more appreciated & loved by the person you give it to. It truly is a gift from the heart!

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  102. I am a new follower and I really love your work so am happy to have found you!! Christmas is my favourite time of year and I love to give presents and seeing the look on someone's face when you give them something that was created by you for them is very precious indeed and makes it all worthwhile! Thanks for all your inspiration and congrats on 500+ followers!

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  103. Congrats on 500+. This is an amazing prize, thank you very much. The thing I like about crafting at Christmas is it helps get me in the holiday mood. Nothing like putting on some Christmas music and just doing my own thing. Great stress reliever after fighting the crowds.
    Thank you again.

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  104. What a wonderful gift box! The selection couldn't have been better for my personal taste. I'm always finding new blogs to follow courtesy of G45 (my favorite), and I'm glad I found yours. Thanks for sharing you talent and your goodies with us.

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  105. What a great prize. I love your creations! I love making holiday items for my family and friends. I already have all my Christmas cards created and ready to go! Thanks for the chance to win all those goodies.

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  106. The best part is hearing someone say "you MADE that?" The other best part is being able to give a friend something special not just something you found at the store.

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  107. Wow!!! That's a beautiful gift card holder!! And an AWESOME prize package!! You are very generous!!

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  108. I love holiday crafting because I can give a gift that will be a part of the recipient's decor each year. They can appreciate the gift each time they take it out. I like it for myself because each year I unwrap the item it reminds me of the fun I had making it and it is special all over again.
    This is a wonderful gift package. Thank you for being so generous with your followers.

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  109. I love crafting for the holidays because I love seeing the look on someone's face when they've received a handmade/homemade gift from me.

    Thanks for the chance to win the goodie box.

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  110. Congrats on your growing numbers it is certainly deserving and good luck on all your new adventures!! I enjoy holiday crafting bc of the peace that it gives me and the joy it seems to bring to my family and friends when they receive that special handmade gift made from the heart!

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  111. Wow 500 followers. Congratulation. What a wonderful candy. Thank you for the chance to win.
    What I love about the holiday is all the colours. I love making gift to my family and friends.

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  112. I love to create more anticipation for my grandchildren by creating the holiday mood. They usually help me, which adds a more family environment

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  113. Congratulations on surpassing 500 followers! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy - the variety is exiting. What I love most about crafting for the holidays is the build of anticipation when I share or gift the project with someone. Their reaction to what I'd make (often for them). It warms my heart.

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  114. Hey there Gloria.

    That tag is truly BEAUTIFUL!!!

    I adore creating during the holiday season for it allows me to be very personal with many of the gifts I send out.

    Thank you for always being such an amazing inspiration.

    TOodles
    Erika

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  115. I love being able to create handmade unique gifts for my loved ones and seeing their faces when they open them. That's more fun for me than opening my own presents.

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  116. Wow great giveaway! I am a follower! Love your work! I love making unique things for people!

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  117. Congratulations!
    Thank you for the give-away!
    What I love most about this time of the year is preparing something special and personal to the people I love.

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  118. Congratulations on passing 500 and thank you for the great giveaway too! The best part of the gifts during the holidays is that it becomes something special and personal for that special someone. I also like that it's 'unique and different' from other gifts they receive because it's handmade and made with that person/people in mind... :=)

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  119. Wow, big congrats! I love making gifts for the holidays. I try to make something special for that person, hoping they will like it. After the holidays, I like to scrap my new photos. What an amazing giveaway, thanks so much for the chance, I am already a follower ;)

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  120. This is by far the best giveaway I have seen.. Awesome.. I just joined as a follower.. your sketches are really good.. Great work..

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  121. Congrads on reaching 500 Thank you for the chance to win a giveaway
    I enjoy making homemade gifts and projects for the holidays because I get the great feeling and the personal gift I give is so well received and appreciated.

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  122. Hi, i'm new to your blog and thought i would come and have a look.So glad i did.Looking forward to your holiday project being revealed and many more visits to your blog.Happy designing.

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  123. I love that I get to put glitter on EVERYTHING! No holds barred on the glitter at this time of year!

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  124. Crafting for the holidays now reminds me of crafting for the holidays as a child. I remember painting walnut shells and gluing construction paper together to create ornaments. My fathers favorite ornament is a tree topper made from a toilet paper roll, cardboard star, tin foil and glitter made by my oldest... and crafting has just kept on rolling in this family. :D

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  125. What I love most is making things for people. They know that I care about them because I took the time and effort to make something really special just for them! sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

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  126. The best thing about crafting during the holidays, is the fact that it comes from the heart and I am not buying in to all the commercialism. The meaning of the holiday is fading fast and somehow I would like to be a part of keeping the true spirit alive.

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  127. Congrats on your 500+ followers I'm now one of them! What a great box of goodies your giving away! Crafting for the holidays always brings back such fond fun memories for me.

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  128. Congrats on the 500+ followers. I was not a follower previously per say but I have you as a "Must Read" on my blog with a link to yours... for quite some time now so I can be updated every time you post...:o) Thanks for all the creative inspiration.

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  129. I love it because I can start what I finish! I also love giving gifts out of my efforts. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  130. My favorite thing about holiday crafting is that each item I create has such a tremendous influence on my memories and what I make for others is very personalized. Everything made during the holidays seems so much more creative and magical!

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  131. Congratulations on 500 + subscribers! Crafting for the holidays helps everyone get in the holiday spirit :) It just adds another dimension to the fun! What a fantastic giveaway!

    cynnthea@gmail.com

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  132. Congrats on 500 followers. That's totally awesome. And the prize box is to die for. So many cool things.

    I love making home made Christmas cards and this year. Scrapping pages for my first grandchild's first Christmas.

    Sharon
    rsmobley85@gmail.com

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  133. Oh my Goodness!!! Congrats on your 500!! Nothing beats the happy smiles on some loved one's face when they open up something you have made with love!!

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  134. How wonderful to reach the 500 mark. A great way to end the 2011 year and a special beginning to 2012....enjoy!!!
    ava

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  135. Congrats on your 500 followers! Just discovered your amazing blog and wow, your projects are incredible. My favorite thing about crafting for the holidays is that many of the items I make become keepsakes to be brought out every year. I have 30 years worth of handmade ornaments that I have made...all different techniques and styles.

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  136. Love Graphic 45 and you do an amazing job with it! Your gift card holder is spectacular and I love all the texture and layering! So glad I discovered your blog...and can't wait to see more!

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  137. My favorite thing about crafting is knowing that i am making something that will be appreciated by those i care about!

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  138. Congratulations!
    My favourite thing about crafting for the holidays is probably the same as what I think about crafting in general - that everyone these days seems so busy that they are so pleased when someone spends time on making them something.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  139. Hi Gloria!! Wow what a fabulous box of goodies!! Love it!! Thanks a lot for the oportunity to participate!!! And for the holidays I loved make a lot of christmas cards for my friends and family!!!! The ornaments for the christmas tree, and all the decoration of my house, I think is best when you make your choses and don't buy the things! Big Hugs.... Maggy :)

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  140. What a yummy box of candy. I've been a follower for awhile. I adore your blog. I will post your blog candy on my blog sidebar or maybe not..then I will have less of chance to win. Thanks and Big hugs to you.

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  141. Congratulations! What beautiful supplies. Around Christmas is only time of the year I tend to use glitter. I am glitter challenged!

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  142. Wow, what yummy candy, Gloria! So of course want to try my luck as well. Love your gorgeous creation. I'm quite much into making Christmas and winterlike cards right now. Love all those lovely and cute images around and the pretty papers as well. The best way for me to come on other thoughts.
    Hugs, Karina

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  143. How wonderful you have 500 followers. I have been one for a few years. I love your style. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    What a giveaway. I can only dream of all those treasures. I love making cards for Christmas because I feel as if I am sending part of me with the card. I love making decorations for the house because it gives me such a neat feeling to look at them and know I made them. I sometimes give away something away to a special friend who comes over and loves the items. It makes me feel special to know something I made is so treasured.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Debbie

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  144. It is a joy to follow your blog. I can honestly say I knew you back when....Your art has grown leaps and bounds since then. I love your style, and you have certainly found the right companies that benefit from your artistic talents! Keep the ideas coming - you are great inspiration!

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  145. What i love most about crafting at Christmas is learning new techniques so that the recipients of gifts never know what to expect!
    Great blog & thjanks for the inspiration you create! Nicki xx

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  146. I love making cards the most, but my family is growing, so one of the things I do around the holidays is make another page for our parents with scrapbooked pictures of the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. This year I'm adding my little granddaughter, who just turned one, plus a photo of my son and his fiancee, who will be married in December, plus one of her three children. Our parents love this!! I love doing it for them. I made the original album for them about 4 yrs ago and add to it for Christmas.

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  147. I just found your blog but I'm an instant fan of your work! I love vintage and the way you combine bold colors with it is a true talent!! You're very gifted indeed!

    Thank you for sharing this candy - it looks amazing and has so much goodies I've never seen here in Finland. Would love to try my luck <3

    Smiles from Finnish Lapland,

    Piia

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  148. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win something! I love your blog. I love crafting at Christmas because I want to put my heart into making something for the people I love!

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  149. Hey Gloria! What a fantastic prize package - and I love that you put it in a pizza box :)(makes me hungry lol).

    My favorite thing about crafting for the holidays is taking the time to think carefully about the person or people that the craft is going to and making it special just for them. It might mean I use a particular color or charm or style that I know will immediately catch their eye and make them smile.

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  150. Congrats on reaching 500 followers...and that probably doesn't include people like me that track your posts through Google Reader. I love crafting for the holidays because I have a chance to think about and say a prayer for all the people getting my handmade cards!

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  151. My favorite thing about crafting for the Holidays has to be my "alone time" in my craft room. I put on some music and that's that! I also love seeing the look on faces when they open my gift, handmade just for them. I'm off to become your follower, I can't imagine anyone not claiming your prizes. Linda S. in NE

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  152. I really love crafting for the holidays! Love making stuff to give away like altered paper bags and boxes and tags to brighten up the Christmas presents! Just found your blog and will pop over to add it to my blog roll as I found lots of inspiration here :) Thank you!!

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  153. I must have had a huge senior moment because I knew I had left a comment.Like Santa-I've checked twice and it's not there.I love crafting for the holidays because I can some smiles and joy to others.I'm definitely following you now and really looking forward to your G45 project.Any chance we could get a heads up and some of the items we might need besides the paper?

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  154. Great giveaway Gloria. I would love to have a chance. The thing I like most about crafting during the holidays is you can make your own decorations and its always fun to send those special Christmas homemade cards to loved ones.
    I've linked your giveaway to my sidebar to help you spread the word and I am now a new follower.
    Hugs, Rosalee

    PS. I am having a small giveaway on my blog and I would love it if you came over and took part in it.

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  155. What I love about crafting in and for the holidays is that giving of your creativity is really giving yourself and that's the best gift I can give those I love. I really appreciate everyone who shares their creativity through blogs like this--it is incredibly generous!

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  156. Crafting for me is all about finding myself thinking of something and then following thru to see its creation. I love the holidays because I can turn my holiday music on and start making gifts, cards, and altered art for my house. It's the best time fr me to unwind and also I have a little break which allows for it. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  157. wow... I somehow arrived here from Facebook... what a treat! Love your style. What I love most besides the warm feeling inside is driving around with my x-mother-in-law and looking at all the Christmas lights! oh and of course making all my cards =)

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  158. Crafting gives me so much of happiness from the inside.. I love paper crafting.. This is one of the most wonderful giveaway i have seen.. its sooo beautiful to even look at the lot.. Please make me win, I'll not disappoint you, I'll 200% get in touch with you to collect the giveaway.. ;)

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  159. I love crafting during the pre-season. Love all the colours, the glimmer, the cute little things. It just warms my heart!

    Hugs
    Majo

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  160. You do the BEST stuff! I just love your blog. Thanks for sharing your gifts! I can't wait to see what you do next :) <3

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  161. I love crafting for the holidays because everyone you make the gifts for know how much time and effort you put into the gift (verses how much you spent)

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  162. Hello Gloria My favorite thing about crafting for the holidays and throughout the year is that whatever I make can never be bought in a store whether it be cards, calendars, door hangers etc. As I make all my cards solely to sell to raise funds for different charities I know that the recipients like my items and it gives them joy but I am also helping charities out as well. Like many many crafters my heart and soul goes into my crafting.

    Thank you for such a lovely chance to win some candy. Wishing you and yours all the very best. Kym xxx

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  163. Oh my goodness Gloria! This is fabulous candy! I can't imagine that gift card holder went unclaimed! I love to make handmade gifts for Christmas because they show I really took the time to think about and create something special for the recipient. Same goes for cards - handmade cards are always better! And not just for Christmas, but any holiday or birthday! Thanks for the chance to win this scrumptious candy!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  164. I love making tiny gift boxes, bags and gift card holders. It's fun to give a little bit of yourself in your gifts. Thanks for you continual inspiration.

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  165. Congrats! What I love most about handmaking gifts is that my family and friend have come to expect handmade from me. The best compliment I ever got from a friend was her comment "what are you going to make for me this year?"

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  166. I love to see the look on someone's face when they've ordered a simple Christmas card from me. "don't fuss" they say and I deliver a card that sparkles or shimmers and is way beyond their expectations! I like to surprise people and give them more than they expect. That's what holiday projects are to me.

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  167. Congrats on 500 followers! I love to surprise people with homemade gifts. They seem to mean so much more.

    julieodil at charter dot net

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  168. Love the "edit" Gloria!! You are our "warm and fuzzy" ;-)

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  169. Congrats on 500 followers Gloria!!! What I love about crafting for the holidays is the joy the recipient gets when they realize that you took the time to make a gift especially for them.

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  170. It's such a wonderful time of the year to spread good will to ALL! So many opportunities to create - whether it's cards, tags, baked goods, decorations - every year I try something new and I think that is what I enjoy the most. Congrats of the 500 followers - we are all inspired by your designs!

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  171. Congratulations on reaching the 500 mark.

    I love crafting for any reason, but Christmas is an expecially fun time. People love the hand made cards and gifts, which makes creating them all the more fun.

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  172. Congratulations on reaching such a great milestone. I'm surprised you haven't reached a gazillion! Your blog is one of my favorites - you and G45 were made for each other.I am a cardmaker and the holidays call for extra special cards.I've also started to do a lot more home decor amd packaging. It's a fun and very meaningful time of year to be with friends and family. May you and your family enjoy a very blessed Christmas.

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  173. Congrats on 500 followers!!! I love your work and inspiration. I love making things for the holidays it reminds me of my Grandmother who I miss so much. she would make such beautiful things. I have lost my mom too so I have so many memories when I think of holidays past. thanks for giveaway and have a blessed holiday!
    Hugz
    Pam

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  174. I love crafting for the holidays as it puts me in good spirits and reminds me that another mad year is almost over. I alos love Christmas papers. Thanks for the opportunity to win this fab prize.
    Hugs
    Bridget

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  175. Congrats on 500 followers. It is a testament to your amazing talent! I love your artwork.

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