So Instead of Working on Cards… and a Giveaway!

by jessicaturner on December 18, 2008

Last night I had the best of intentions of working on cards. I made beef stew in the crock pot, so I could come home from work, eat and get to work. Well… I received a package this week from Xyron. In it were products from Sassafras Lass and Little Yellow Bicycle (part of Deja Views). Oh my word. Such cute stuff. The product won. I scrapbooked instead. lol. Here’s what I made.

I used my 4″ Xyron cheetah on all the pages. This made them so fast to put together. One or two quick rolls of the cheetah and bam! all done. Much faster than a glue stick. This is one of those great items to buy with a 40% off coupon at JoAnns or Michaels.

I know you are thrilled to see Halloween pictures a week before Christmas, but whatever. :) With the exception of a few minor components, all products are Sassafras Lass.


These pictures were taken of my mom holding Elias when he was just five weeks old. The paper and embellishments are all part of LYB’s Love Letters collection. What makes this stuff especially beautiful is that it is flocked with velvet – amazing to touch. I think I am going to make a mini album or something tactile with the other products I received so people can feel it.

Switching gears – I want to let you know about a few ways that you can keep up to date with me, this blog, etc. I have big plans for this blog in 2009 and I want to be sure you are a part of it. All these items are in the right hand column.

Follow this blog – If you have a blogger account, which I know many of you do, click on “follow this blog” on the right hand column. My blog link will then be listed in your profile and when you sign in to blogger there is a section that shows you when blogs you follow have been updated. Cool and easy.

Sign Up for Blog Updates – You can enter your email address in the box on the right and my posts will be emailed to you once a day.

Subscribe – If you use a reader, add my RSS feed to your reader.

Add my buttonSweet Danielle made a button for my blog! I’d be honored if you would add it to your blog. Then, you just have to click on it and you will be brought right here. If you have the baby scrapbooking button on your blog now, you could replace it with this.

If you do any of these things, leave a comment! I will pick someone at random to receive a paper pack of Nana’s Kids (adorable kid scrapbooking paper) from Die Cuts with a View. If you do multiple things (button on blog and subscribe in reader) leave a separate comment for each item. We will go on the honor system here. I will draw the winner on Monday.


{ 108 comments… read them below or add one }

Rae December 18, 2008 at 3:52 pm

I have “followed this blog”. I love the page w/ your mother. It has a Christmas feel that i could use this year.

Rae

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Mum of 4 December 18, 2008 at 3:54 pm

Hi Jessica,
Just signed up for email updates. I do not have a blog of my own. Love your creativity.

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Angela W December 18, 2008 at 3:56 pm

Since I was told about your giveaway, I have followed you blog! I love it! Thanks!

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Angela W December 18, 2008 at 3:58 pm

I also signed up for your blog posts through email! I figured just in case I can’t check my blog page! Iam going to check on the Xyron too!

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Carrie K December 18, 2008 at 4:06 pm

Im subscribed in google reader! Cant wait to see what fun stuff you have planned

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Gracie December 18, 2008 at 4:07 pm

I am now a follower of your amazing blog! Love those cute Halloween pages!

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stephanie@{Olive Tree} December 18, 2008 at 4:11 pm

I have “followed the blog”. :)

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Michelle (mla1111) December 18, 2008 at 4:12 pm

Hi… I follow you in google reader! =)

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mustangkayla December 18, 2008 at 4:12 pm

I have you on my google reader and just added your button/icon thingamabobber to my blog! Can’t wait ot see what you bring to your blog in 2009!

BTW, how stinkin cute is your little one in the pumpkin! Just absolutely adorable! Love the pictures!

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Everyday Thoughts December 18, 2008 at 4:13 pm

I do follow your blog and I replaced the baby scrapbooking button with your new one! Hope I win something :)
-Amy

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Everyday Thoughts December 18, 2008 at 4:15 pm

I subscribed for email updates!
-Amy

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Tracey December 18, 2008 at 4:36 pm

These are absolutely gorgeous layouts!! Thanks for sharing!!

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Katie December 18, 2008 at 4:41 pm

Just wanted to let you know that I have been “Following” your blog for some time now. I love all of your scrapbooking tips. And Elias is so cute.

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Amy December 18, 2008 at 4:48 pm

Jess- I’ve been following your blog via my reader- I love it.

Hope you guys have a great Christmas. :)

XOXO- Amy

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Kara Finley December 18, 2008 at 4:59 pm

changed my best in baby scrapbooking button to your blog button. so cute buttons! love the blog!

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Kara Finley December 18, 2008 at 5:02 pm

changed my best in baby scrapbooking button to your blog button. so cute buttons! love the blog!

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Yvonne and Eric December 18, 2008 at 5:20 pm

I am “following this blog”

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4squarephotos December 18, 2008 at 5:30 pm

having fun following your bolg!

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Toni December 18, 2008 at 5:37 pm

I started “following” this blog last week. I just signed up for the email updates. Thanks!

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Conniecap December 18, 2008 at 5:52 pm

I am signed up in google reader-Love the pumpkin pics.

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Jess December 18, 2008 at 5:57 pm

Hi! I’m officially following!

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Mary December 18, 2008 at 5:58 pm

Jessica is a great name. That is the name of one of my Granddaughters. I have added your new button to my blog and removed the other button. Thanks for sharing your creations.

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Jen December 18, 2008 at 6:02 pm

I am following your blog!
Of course I have been for awhile now, long before this contest :)

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-brittany- December 18, 2008 at 6:02 pm

I “follow” your blog

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Jess :) December 18, 2008 at 6:30 pm

Hey Jess!! I have been following your blog for quite some time…with “Blogs I Follow.”

Love seeing new pics. of Elias and you and the rest of your family!

Blessings,
Jess :)

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Sarah December 18, 2008 at 6:40 pm

Love your blog and love looking at all your scrapbooking.

I added your button to my page. It’s all the way down at the bottom b/c for some reason, when I try to put it to the side of my posts it cuts some of your button off.:)

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Beth December 18, 2008 at 6:40 pm

I’m a follower!! :)

tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

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Jessica Miller Kelley December 18, 2008 at 6:46 pm

I follow this blog…

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Stephanie December 18, 2008 at 6:48 pm

Just call me a follower!

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Amber December 18, 2008 at 7:04 pm

Hi, I am subscribed to you through Google Reader! :)

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Lynette C December 18, 2008 at 7:17 pm

Hi, Just added to follow your blog. Happy Holidays.

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Mike and Brianna December 18, 2008 at 7:18 pm

I have subscribed to your feed! Looking forward to following you this next year!

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Megan December 18, 2008 at 7:20 pm

I have subscribed to your blog on Bloglines. I’ve been enjoying it, and since I have a little boy myself, I’m always interested in how other moms scrap about their sons. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Jen December 18, 2008 at 7:33 pm

Hi!
I added your button to my blog. I also follow your blog using a blog reader from google. :) Thanks for all the creative inspiration. I don’t know how you do it with a little one. You are amazing.

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s zuklich December 18, 2008 at 7:40 pm

just updated your button to the new one in this post on my blog! it’s too cute!

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s zuklich December 18, 2008 at 7:41 pm

i also subscribe to your blog via bloglines:)

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s zuklich December 18, 2008 at 7:44 pm

i just added you to blogs i follow, which is linked on the sidebar at my blog… can you tell i’m excited about this giveaway? haha.

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Alex S. December 18, 2008 at 8:03 pm

Wish I had a blog to do all the stuff your asking to do…unfortunately I don’t!! Thanks!! i am going to sign up for email updates, though!

thanks again for a great giveaway!!

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Kelli December 18, 2008 at 8:58 pm

I subscribe with google reader!

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cindyh December 18, 2008 at 9:14 pm

I’m a follower of this blog.

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psalm13914 December 18, 2008 at 9:23 pm

I’m a follower!!! Love your blog!

Cindy

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Open your Eyes. December 18, 2008 at 9:27 pm

Love the scrapbooking! x.

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Christi December 18, 2008 at 9:43 pm

More great layouts! I haven’t had a chance to do a page in weeks and you sit down in one night and make three. I need that kind of efficiency and cute designs! I’m signed up to receive your blog updates by e-mail.

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Christi December 18, 2008 at 9:45 pm

I also just switched the Best in Baby Scrapbooking button to your blog button on my blog. I’m excited for what you have in store for 2009!

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Miranda December 18, 2008 at 10:06 pm

I am now following your blog!

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Miranda December 18, 2008 at 10:07 pm

I am now going to receive blog updates!

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polinka December 18, 2008 at 10:20 pm

I’ve already subscribed in google reader!
love reading your blog! :)

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Lyssa December 18, 2008 at 10:44 pm

I am following you!!
Jus thave to say that I LOVE those LOs!

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Lyssa December 18, 2008 at 10:49 pm

And I buttoned up here:
stufflyssamakes.blogspot.com

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Lyssa December 18, 2008 at 10:51 pm

AND I added you to my reader :)

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Sandra December 18, 2008 at 11:06 pm

I’m so glad you mentioned the Xyron Cheetah. I wanted one for Christmas, but told my husband it was the Xyron Cougar…got my wild animals mixed up! HA! I already follow your blog…

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Sandra December 18, 2008 at 11:07 pm

…and I added your button today too!

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The Belton Family December 18, 2008 at 11:27 pm

I love your button! I already had you listed as a blog that I follow but I just had to add the button too!
Kyetra

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NellBell December 19, 2008 at 12:02 am

I am a follower!

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NellBell December 19, 2008 at 12:03 am

I added your button to my blog too!

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AuBien December 19, 2008 at 1:22 am

Jessica,
I added your new button to my blog.

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AuBien December 19, 2008 at 1:23 am

I subscribed on feedburner.

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AuBien December 19, 2008 at 1:25 am

And I clicked on to follow your blog…I am totally hooked up to the Jessica Turner blog now!

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Amanda December 19, 2008 at 2:05 am

I found you just last week and have subscribed to your blog because I was so impressed with your Best of Baby Scrapbooking. Really looking forward to seeing what you treat us to in 2009!

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Robin December 19, 2008 at 2:57 am

Hi Jessica!
I have been a long time follower of your blog since your adorable Elias was born. You are always so inspiring with your adorable yet simple scrapbooking pages. I love them and I am hoping to get back to scrapbooking during the holidays. I “follow your blog” and I have your adorable button on my blog. Thanks for sharing your ideas and those adorable baby pictures with us. May God bless your beautiful family during the holidays!

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Cynthia B. December 19, 2008 at 3:07 am

I follow your blog through my blogger account! Although I don’t have a blog myself, I’m enjoying keeping up w/ yours and others’ blogs daily. Thanks for sharing your creativity – and those precious photos of your dear Elias too. (My own kids are 6yo and 9yo…gotta get that cute baby fix somehow! 😉

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Rebecca (Sam's wife) December 19, 2008 at 3:44 am

well i am a follower

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Rebecca (Sam's wife) December 19, 2008 at 3:47 am

and i just put your button my blog or replaced the other one with your new one. super cute!

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Rebecca (Sam's wife) December 19, 2008 at 3:49 am

I ordered the pages from Aimee J and got the e-mail that they were shipped! I can’t wait to get them!!! just wanted to share!

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consumed December 19, 2008 at 3:57 am

Love your blog, your ideas and check with you all the time. your new button is so nice!Have you saved in my favorites but posted a link on my blog!

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mica December 19, 2008 at 4:32 am

I already have the button on my blog. I am now a follower. I’m glad you did this post. I was wondering how the follower thing works.

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Katrina December 19, 2008 at 5:45 am

I was looking at the Cheetah thing… how long does a refill cartridge last you?

Also, your “Big plans for next year” has me intrigued!

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Kelli December 19, 2008 at 11:28 am

I have already followed your blog.

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Kelli December 19, 2008 at 11:29 am

Hi Jessica,

I added your new buttom to my blog.

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PamS December 19, 2008 at 3:05 pm

I have followed your blog for some time now. And will continue to do so through the New Year. Happy Holidays.

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Carolyn Mcavoy December 19, 2008 at 3:32 pm

I’ve siged up for the updates..

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Carolyn Mcavoy December 19, 2008 at 3:33 pm

I subscribed to RSS post..

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Carolyn Mcavoy December 19, 2008 at 3:36 pm

I’m following your blog..I’m loving this blog..I’m gratful to have stumbled upon it..
Love,Peace and Merry Christmas..

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Carolyn Mcavoy December 19, 2008 at 3:39 pm

I also have you on my del.icio.us..
I don’t think I’ll ever lose your blog..giggles

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Jacky December 19, 2008 at 5:42 pm

Hey Jessica,
I love your blog! I’ve been reading for a while, but now I’m a follower! Looking forward to more posts!
~Jaquelyn
P.S. Elias is sooo adorable! =)

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Jacky December 19, 2008 at 5:44 pm

I also put your button on my blog–That picture of you guys is pretty cute! =)
~Jaquelyn

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Michelle (mla1111) December 19, 2008 at 11:19 pm

I just signed up to follow your blog in blogger…. =)

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Julia December 20, 2008 at 12:19 am

I’m a “follower”! Thanks!!

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Michelle S December 20, 2008 at 4:29 am

Hi Jessica:

I signed up for blog updates. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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Zariph and Lisa December 20, 2008 at 6:10 am

I just replaced the baby button with your new button. Thanks for the fun inspiration.

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Mommy Managing December 20, 2008 at 6:20 am

I’m a new follower via blogger–and I love your scrapbooking style! Makes me feel motivated!

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Christine December 20, 2008 at 3:33 pm

Hey Jessica, just wanted you to know that I added your blog to my Google Reader. Thanks so much for your creativity!

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Cheeziemommie December 20, 2008 at 4:10 pm

I couldn’t find the follow button? But I do have you on my blogroll and I have it set up to update when you make a post so I’m “following” you that way :) And on twitter also! You are such a creative lady! Inspiring for sure!

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Nikki December 20, 2008 at 4:41 pm

Hi! I just signed up to follow you!
:)

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Nikki December 20, 2008 at 4:42 pm

And I just signed up to receive email updates. :)

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Nikki December 20, 2008 at 4:43 pm

And I added your button to my blog:
monatyza.blogspot.com

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The Kearns Family December 20, 2008 at 5:53 pm

Hi Jessica, I have your button on my blog. http://www.kearnscafe.blogspot.com

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The Kearns Family December 20, 2008 at 5:54 pm

I also signed up to follow your blog. http://www.kearnscafe.blogspot.com

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Anonymous December 20, 2008 at 8:31 pm

I signed up to recieve e-mails
Bev
Cadillac, mi

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AndreafromNoVA December 20, 2008 at 10:04 pm

I also signed on for email updates. Checked out your blog for info on BH baby kit and put you in my aol favorites!

Thanks,
Andrea

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Miranda December 20, 2008 at 11:09 pm

Jessica,

I also added your button to my blog!

mleigh.nelson@gmail.com

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Ashley December 21, 2008 at 1:30 am

I’ve added your button to my blog!!

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Jung A December 21, 2008 at 5:31 am

signed up for blog updates!

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windycindy December 21, 2008 at 7:27 am

Happy Holidays! I love your layouts. The Halloween pictures of Elias are too cute! The layout with the picture of your mom and your son are precious. Please enter me in your delightful giveaway drawing. I appreciate it! Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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windycindy December 21, 2008 at 7:30 am

I am subscribed to your feed via my Yahoo Reader Page. Thanks for the chance to win a fantastic prize. Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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Leonard Family December 21, 2008 at 3:12 pm

I replaced the old button with the adorable new button!

Jana
WA state

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Leonard Family December 21, 2008 at 3:13 pm

I have been following you for a while and just added an update on My Yahoo.

You’re amazing girl! How do you find the time to do all this?

Jana
WA state

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DeAnne December 22, 2008 at 2:20 am

Hi Jessica,

I have been following your blog for about 6 months and LOVE it. Your a wonderful young mother that brings lots of neat ideas to this mother of 5.

Lots of love your way!
De Anne B.

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DeAnne December 22, 2008 at 2:21 am

Hi Jessica,

Me again, I also get the email updates.

Smiles,
De Anne B.

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IrishMama December 22, 2008 at 2:51 am

I’m a subscriber

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julialynn December 22, 2008 at 5:10 am

I follow your blog, and LOVE it!

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Matt and Cristin December 22, 2008 at 6:11 am

I SO need to start scrapbooking! :)

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Kelly Gretschmann December 22, 2008 at 2:12 pm

You’re very inspirational! Thanks for the wonderful posts.

Kelly Gretschmann

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Diana Wllis December 22, 2008 at 3:29 pm

I have really enjoyed reading your blog this month!

I subscribed today to your blog and updates.

Again thanks for taking the time to share your passion with scrapbooking and love of your son with all of us!!

Merry Christmas,
Diana

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Deanne December 22, 2008 at 3:45 pm

I am a follower!!

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Anonymous December 22, 2008 at 4:32 pm

I love the simplicity of your beautiful layouts.

Shelley

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Angel S. December 23, 2008 at 3:47 am

I am a follower of this blog!! Thanks for the chance to enter.

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The Alberts December 23, 2008 at 4:21 am

I am a new follower of your blog! I’ve been following since Elias was born. He’s adorable!

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