Sunday, August 5, 2012

Blog Extravaganza: Day One!


Happy Sunday!!!!!

Welcome to my week long Blog Extravaganza!


Once a year, during the week of my birthday, I try to take a 'bloggie break'.  What I've also been doing is sharing some goodness with my fab readers and supporters.
  
{insert a tidbit:  I'm going to try my best to not type:   golb ydnac <<-- read it backwards...why?  because I know there are some people that just surf for specifically that and quite frankly, I want to keep this to my true readers, kwim?}

So, yesterday while Darin went to his 'craft store'...I went to mine:  Impress

I picked up an extra Basic Grey Paper Cottage 6x6


and an extra set of their adorable brads...

All with you gals in mind {wink}.

So here's the deal, being a follower of my blog would be mighty nice but not a requirement....link up below and I'll draw the winner on Monday, August 13th.

For extra brownie points, answer this question:

What is your favorite paper collection...right now...today...

my answer:  Echo Park/Everyday Eclectic


60 comments:

  1. I totally hear what your saying about the "golb ydnac" (wink)!!! Happy Birthday week!!!

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  2. Happy Birthday week Amy!! Enjoy!
    Thanks for awesome "golb ydnac" ;)

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  3. Happy Birthday :) Just love those brads - so pretty! My favourite paperpack - My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 HOWDY DOODY Paper Pad Miss Caroline.

    I also have a giveaway on my blog if you would like to drop by :)

    Celestial Things

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  4. Have a great week and birthday! Sounds like it's going to be a ton of fun around here! Hmmmm, favorite paper pack RIGHT now, maybe Studio Calico yearbook, but this is subject to change at a moment's notice. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. Wink...i'm so with ya... golb ydanc!!! WOW WEE... Happy birthday week...my dearest sweetest Sista!!! hugs...xoxo

    ooops... my favorite will be Basic Grey Cottage Paper... xx

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  6. Have a fabulous Birthday week Amy :) There are so many gorgeous papers collections at the moment... one of my favourites would have to be Cashmere Dame by Glitz Design.

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  7. Happy Birthday Week!!! Hope you have a fab week off, and wohooo for the golb ydnac! :) My favorite right now would be MME Miss Caroline. Getting a bit old, but while I wait for the CHA news to reach Sweden, It'll do! :)

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  8. Well first of all, happy birthday! And what's my fave collection right this minute? I think 'summer fresh' by simple stories - it hasn't left my desk since I got it.

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  9. I know it's older but my all time favorite, I still use it! is Crate's Restoration collection.

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  10. Happy Birthday, Miss Amy! Has it been another year already?

    My favorite collection right now...hmmm...I was just asking myself this question earlier this morning. I vacillate between any current MME or any current Echo Park. Perhaps whatever I was last using is my favorite. I have been super excited to get Echo Park's "Hello Summer" and it finally arrived a couple of days ago. I have not used it yet, but I am so anxious to. It may be a current favorite. But my favorite that I have actually used recently? Simple Stories "Summer Fresh."

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  11. Happy Birthday to you! And what a fun week for us! hehehe Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity!

    My favorite paper collection right now is My Mind's Eye new 2012 CHA release, The Sweetest Thing. I cannot wait to get my hands on it!!!

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  12. Happy Happy Birthday to you!!! Hope you have an AWESOME birthday week!!!!
    My favorite paper pack right now is Happy Day~Simple Stories...I have used it 3 times in the past week :)

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  13. happy birthday to you
    happy birthday to you
    happy birthday week dear Amy
    happy birthday to you!

    Right now I am loving "the sweetest thing" by My Minds Eye.

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  14. Thinking of you!! I've got some of this paper in this month's Artful Delight (come play along with us, please!!!!). So no need to win more... and I have hardly used all the last paper I won from you. But sending you some blogging love. Favorite paper... pti kraft.

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  15. Happy, happy birthday week to you Amy! Hope you are spoiled rotten by your family. All time favorite paper pack...hmmm..would have to be Lily Bee Design Picket Fences. Love their bright cheery colors!

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  16. happy birthday AMY!!!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog :D
    Echo Park is one of my fav brand now *wink*

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  17. Happiest of Happy Birthdays to you, Amy! :) Enjoy your week!

    My current paper fave would have to be the newest MME I just picked up last night (in a 6" pad of course!) The Sweetest Thing: Bluebell. Ahhhh.

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  18. Happy Birthday Week Amy!!! Hope you have a fabulous birthday!

    My favorite paper collection right now is Close to My Heart's "Flirty".

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  19. Happy Birthday week, Amy! Enjoy your bloggie break! Favorite paper line right now?! That's tough! But I guess I'll go with Cupcake by OA!

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  20. Wooooooo hoooooooooooo for that word that is backwards (I ain't gonna lie... I can read it... just not type it!! LOL!!!!) and FOR BIRTHDAY WEEK!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!

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  21. And I was so STUCK on trying to write about the backwards word that I forgot to tell you my FAVE collection RIGHT now... that would be Bo Bunny's Little Miss! :)

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  22. Basic Grey's Up & Away has been laying on my studio table for weeks ... I just keep looking at it ... I suppose it's time to cut into it and make something.

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  23. Happy birthday, sweet Amy! You have been super busy & creative while I was away!!!! :)
    I think my current fave is nantucket!
    Enjoy our birthday week!!!
    Xoxo

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  24. Happy birth week, Amy! My favorite paper right now is Studio Calico Hey Day.

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  25. Enjoy your special day/week! You are one of the most prolific card-makers that I know. Your work are full of inspiration! Happy birthday, sweet Amy! Enjoy your "shopping"!

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  26. happy happy birthday and what a wonderful line from BG!! that is super duper cute!!!

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  27. woohoo almost Birthday time....I hope you have an awesome Birthday...and you asked what is my most favorite right now...well I am not just saying this because you put it but it really is the Echo Park/Everyday Eclectic...I was just at my local Craft store and they are getting it this week...I can't wait...

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  28. Wishing you a wonderful birthday week, Amy! You are so sweet to think of your blog readers:)

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  29. Hey Amy, Happy Happy Birthday Week! hugs Ange

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  30. Happy Birthday Week, my friend! You have inspired me with your cards using Everyday Eclectic...I had my eye on it, so today I got the 6x6 pad at my LSS. Can't wait to cut it up and use it!

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  31. Happy Birthday. I'm really liking an older paper pack called Linen Closet!

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  32. happy birthday week my friend :)
    *i would love to play in D's craft store!! love the smell of fresh cut wood but would probably cut off my fingers! lol

    golb ydnac!! was trying to read it then read on and it made sense! tired eyes is what i am blaming it on! lol

    lets see my fav paper line.......well i have just found bo bunny and loving all my 6x6 pads :)

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  33. Happy Happy Happy Happy Birthday!!!! :)
    My favourite paper collection now? hmmm... actually don't have one cos I've been just waiting for SC's monthly kits and not really shopping around... bad, huh? :P

    I kinda like SC's Heyday collection tho :)

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  34. Happy birthday! It's wonderful to find a fellow crafter/blogger in my area :) I never knew about impress, but I know I'll be checking it out soon! My favorite collection right now is Echo Park so happy together, I just love the colors.

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  35. Amy,

    You are too kind to be doing a giveaway during your birthday week. My favorite paper line right now is "My Mind's Eye".

    Have a great birthday week!
    Hugs!

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  36. Happy Birthday!!! My fave is BG PB&J, but I just picked up CC Baby Jane last week it may move on up on my list!
    BTW - I think I lost my pic on my blog...not showing up as a choice with Inlinkz - ha ha!

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  37. Happy Happy Birthday!!!

    Let's see I am in love with Recollections (the Michael's store brand) Mosaic Memories stack. It's so versatile. :)

    Lauren
    landerson dot 1018 at gmail dot com

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  38. Wohoo for blog extravaganza! I am using the Christi Tomlinson set, for obvious reasons, and I do love it! so different for me and yet so right.

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  39. Hope you have a fabby birthday week! golb ydnac ~~~ genius I tell ya!!!

    My favorite line at the moment is My Minds Eye, love, love, love them!!!

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  40. My current fave is Everyday Eclectic, TOO!!! I LOVE IT! And I don't want to use a single sticker because the whole sheet just makes me happy to look at! LOL!

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  41. Totally adorable BG collection! I hadn't seen this one yet. :)
    Think my favorite these days is Authentique Carefree. SO love those colors.

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  42. Happy Birthday week to ya! My fave paper right now is everything from Simple Stories! I really love their "Fabulous" collection the most. :)

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  44. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Amy! Wishing you a year of wonderful good times with family and friends:)
    Love Echo Park and Fancy Pants Designs for their whimsy
    PS: already one of your happy followers

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  45. Darin is a woodworker!!!/???????? That's exactly what Smokin' Hot Hubby does!! Now that we're moved and have room for his woodshop, he's going to start creating again to make some moooolah!!

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  46. My favorite collection is the Summer Fresh line from Simple Stories. I LOVE the bright, happy, country colors and elements. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  47. Hope your birthday is FILLED with family, friends, fun ... and CAKE! My favorite line right now is the Graphic 45 Happy Haunting!

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  48. My current favorite paper is Farmhouse Fair Skies.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  49. I don't have much patterned paper, although I do love it. My favourite right now?? Oh, these are hard questions, LOL! Probably, falling back into my love of browns, is Stampin' Up! Mocha Morning.

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  50. I have been using a lot of Echo Park papers - particularly Hello Summer.

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

    Deanne :)

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  51. umm, currently my fav is 'the sweetest thing' by MME. just bought a whole LOAD of their paper from ben franklin :D (and yay for your blog extravaganza!)

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  52. HAPPPY BIRTHDAY!!
    My fav design paper right now would have to be K&Company BUT I love the others too. ASk me agsin tomorrow and the answer will probably change.
    dmcardmaker (at AOL dot com)
    (email follower)

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  53. I don't know how to do a link.
    dmcardmaker (at AOL dot com)
    (email follower)

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  54. Echo Park This & That Graceful. I adore this collection.

    Thanks so much for your generosity. Happy Birthday!!

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  55. I do not have many paper collections but I do like Lawn Fawns cute designs.

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  56. Oooh, favorite paper collection right now would be Summer Fresh by Simple Stories. Don't even have it but what I've seen on the various DT blogs are fabulous!!
    Already a long time follower...thanks for your wonderful giveaway!

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  57. I haven't been following any of the new lines lately, but I love the greens and blues of the Authentique Loyal collection.

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  58. I can't wait to see Graphic 45's Bird Song collection! :)

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  59. Ooh I am so bad at using patterned paper. Hmmm, maybe BG's Konnichiwa?

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Cheers,
~amy~