Sunday, December 31, 2017

Seasons Givings Blog Hop + Giveaway!




So thrilled to be part of Latisha's Seasons Givings Blog Hop for the 6th year!  You should have arrived from Wanda Guess' Blog!  I'm sure that Wanda has some awesome eye candy for you!!!

If you didn't pop over here from Wanda's, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Lawn Fawn blog!  In case you get lost along the way, the entire hop listing is at the end of my post.

This is a thank YOU for my readers, for stopping by and saying hello!  Thank YOU for inspiring me.

First up, I thought I'd do a run down of my favorite projects I posted for 2017:



























Unlike previous years, I picked less than 50% that have a coffee theme!

I feel so fortunate to have had some awesome opportunities in 2017 and have met some special friends!  

I thought I'd share my 2018 One Little Word:


Small Word = Big Meaning

That means simplifying my life...not putting too much on my plate.  

Whew!  You've made it down this far!  I'm doing a giveaway to express my thanks for the support during 2017!


You'll receive all the Brand New products in the photo.  International Friends are welcome too!  

Hero Arts - Polka Dot Bold Prints by Lia
Hero Arts - Create by Lia
Hero Arts - Discover by Lia
Freckled Fawn Wood Chips
Freckled Fawn Enamel Dots

Leave me a comment about what you want to work on in 2018.  Commenting will be open until Saturday, January 6th at 11:55 pm.  
**Commenting Closed**

The winner is Theresa McKinney!  I'll be sending you an email. 

Thanks to everyone for their kind comments!

Are you a No-Reply Blogger?  Make sure you leave me an email address so that I can reach out to you or I will pick another winner.  *At 5 am pacific on January 1st almost 50% of the commenters are No-Reply Bloggers:


PLEASE make sure you're not one of them!

Your next stop is Lydia Fiedler!!!!   In case you get lost along the way, here's the complete hop listing!



























Amy Tsuruta 💚











































280 comments:

  1. Thank you for always inspiring me Amy, and for sharing your creative projects on your blog. My craft goal is to complete my daughter's wedding guest book album at last...after almost 10 years! (hanging my head in shame, but it's never too late) Happy 2018!

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  2. Happy New Year! I want to work on using all my supplies, not just buying them because I like them.......I also want to make my daughter's wedding bouquet out of paper flowers...Hope I'm not biting off more than I can chew!

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  3. Happy New Year and thank you for all of the inspiration!! I hope to learn to use my alcohol markers this year.

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  4. My favorite is your February project. In 2018, I want to work on my creativity and trusting it.

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  5. Hi. Happy New Year! Beautiful cards you made this year!! I make a lot of coffee themed stuff too😀 In 2018, I really want to play with watercolor.

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  6. Love your use of negative space! I want to make a photo book for my grandson's friend who joined us on our vacation.

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  7. Love your cards and your word. I think my word this year is Focus. I need to focus on the important stuff and make sure it’s all in order. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  8. Simplify is a great word. And there's nothing wrong with a coffee card! Happy 2018

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  9. Such wonderful cards! Happy New Year!
    Simplify is something I need to do!

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  10. I always love all your beautiful coffee inspired cards with lots of creativity involve!
    You have chosen a great word! What a fab and generous giveaway! This year I want to give a try on Baby scrapbook album which I never tried before, let's see!
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year filled with all joy, health and happiness!

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  11. Beautiful Projects! Happy New Year! I plan to Stream Line my craft Space - Making it a little more clutter free if possible - I started this weekend and have a long way to go, but I know in the end I'll be happier with a cleaner, more organized space! :)

    Theresa McKinney
    cardaddict69 at hotmail dot com

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  12. Happy New Year! 🎉 Such a generous blog hop, thank you! Gorgeous start of this crafty year! 💖 (contact : ficsergo at gmail dot com)
    my project in 2018 to improve my card making skills as far as I can and to participate in 100 days project with 100 cards

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  13. Happy New Year ! ! !
    Thanks for the chance to win : )
    2018 goal is to keep my craft room organised between projects and to use more mixed media in my creativity ie get messy : )

    jennyhurley@hotmail.com.au

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  14. Wow!! That’s a great way to share kindness!! Thank you so much everyone for coming together! :) Happy New Year :)
    My crafty goal is to spread more smiles and make sure I do not miss sending out cards to crafty friends :)

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  15. Gorgeous creations and a fabulous prize. My resolution is to include more hand-drawn elements (e.g. backgrounds) on my cards, and to learn calligraphy. Thanks for the chance to win, and Happy New Year :)

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  16. Wow I love how you photograph your creations and how different these are and how you have photographed them too. I need to have some help in how to photograph my projects. I am a new crafters since I had to leave work due to ill health. I have to craft to keep away the dark days and because I am often bed bound I need something to keep my mind busy. You have been very generous in your 'Give-away Prize'. In 2018 my resolution is to use up my current stash of card stock and DSP (SIMPLIFY my stock) and not purchase any more but find projects that they can be used for. So I need to be more creative too! Happy 2018! :O)

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  17. Happy New Year! Thank you for inspiring me to create throughout 2017 and here's to more fun in 2018. This year I hope to find more time to create and my resolution is to create at least 10 cards a month.

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  18. These are all great cards Amy, I was surprised more weren't coffee related, haha. (I love coffee too.)
    I am still working on mastering my water colouring...its going to take a while I guess.
    Have a wonderful NEW Year.

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  19. Wow! What a fabulous beginning for 2018 with all this awesome eye candy! Looking forward to the next 364 days of your creations :)

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  20. Love all the cards! Especially love the squirrel card!
    Julie

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  21. Happy New Year! What a wonderful selection of cards!
    I am hoping to work on my Copic Colouring skills this year, and start colouring with coloured pencils, too! Here's to hoping I manage to do so! :-)
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  22. Happy 2018, Amy! You've gotten us all to think about coffee in new ways and I have enjoyed following your journey. Simplify is a good word for 2018 and I see that many of my goals fit into that category as well. Goals? Practice coloring, simplify my organization of materials, build up my followers, and create with images that make everyone smile like this one! kren @ http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  23. You are so very talented and such a generous person! Your cards always inspire and motivate me to create!

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  24. One other thing I noticed.... a broader color palette! ;) Is aqua the new green? :)

    Happy New Year, Amy!! I wish you peace and happiness this year! Love your OLW - such a great one too!! I haven't given much thought to one this year, but I should. Needless to say, I'm happy 2018 is here as the last part of 2017 was tough. One thing I'd like to work on in 2018 is creating again and finding joy in the little things.

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  25. I want to learn Watercoloring and somehow combine that with brush lettering that I am learning. Thanks for the chance to win and Happy New Year!

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  26. You ROCKED it this year!!!! I have loved seeing everything you have made!!! And I GOT to meet you this year!!!!!! Happiness is :) And LOVING your OLW!!!!! Happy New Year!!!

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  27. Great year! My goal is to use my current stash

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  28. thanks for the tips on being a No-reply blogger.
    It gets so frustrating when you never see who
    won a prize - figure the giver never picked
    somebody. Spend a lot of time going back to
    their post looking for the winner too.
    Please let me know if I'm a no-reply blogger.
    I don't have a blog - just a facebook page
    that I post to. thanks.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR

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  29. My goal is to gently guide hubs to clean out the garage...even if it means I have to be out there with him! Loved seeing your crafty year in review. Thanks for your presence in "blogland" as an inspiring designer!

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  30. I'm going to try to stay organized this year and use a planner. I tend to feel guilty about my crafty time, but if I'm organized and finish all the other things during the day I can craft guilt free! (we own our own business that I do the books for, and I have a little farm, plus 5 dogs... so lots to do!) Also my crafty goal is to get better at coloring... thinking about taking the Kit & Clowder coloring class monthly!

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  31. FAB giveaway! "simplify" is a good one. 2018 will be a busy one for me (renovation continues, work, taking grad classes beyond masters to move on pay scale, continuing leasing the card classes for my colleagues etc.) so I'll need to manage my time efficiently. Making time to craft is my happy place! Well, that and COFFEE, lol Happy New Year, Amy! May 2018 bring many blessings to you and your family.

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  32. I want to make art every day. Thanks for your generosity! Happy New Year!

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  33. My crafty goal is to use stamp sets that haven't seen ink yet!! Happy New Year!!

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  34. Thanks for the chance to win! One of my crafty goals for 2018 is to learn hand lettering. Happy 2018!

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  35. Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing your art to inspire us all.

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  36. I see some that are my faves too and some I hadn't seen before! Love them all! Great post! In 2018 I think my word will be balance. I'd love to have time in my room that is less frantic and less time at work during tax season. Also better at mailing out the cards I make. Btw..happy Mail on its way to you tomorrow... Lol!

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  37. Happy New Year! Your cards are super cute!

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  38. love all your cards!
    gorgeous collection !
    In 2018 I would like to do more art journaling.

    Happy New Year!

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  39. Happy New Year! I would like to learn to color with markers this year :)

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  40. Happy New Year! Love all your fabulous creations. For three years I have been mostly absent from blogging and hopping. I finished school and embarked on a new career. I'd like to get back to card making, scrapbooking, and blogging again this year. Which means I have to take some time out for me. Thank you for the chance to win your fabulous prize. hollysilva911@hotmail.com

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  41. Wonderful projects Amy! Great prize you are offering as well!

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  42. Love all your inspiration. Hard to pick a favorite. I definitely want to work on my coloring skills. Great giveaways on this hop!!

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  43. Happy New Year! Love all your projects and especially your WORD! I would like to be more organized in my crafting....so "simplify" would really be a great word for me as well! Appreciate your continuous inspiration and hard work!

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  44. Beautiful cards, in 2018 I want to improve my coloring skills. Thanks for the chance to win.😊

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  45. Love your projects. Very unique and pretty.

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  46. Amazing projects from 2017! I wasn't able to spend much time crafting in 2017, I hope to find more time to get inky in 2018. Happy 2018!

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  47. I realized after I hit "Publish" that I had not included an email address. It's simply patjandacek@gmail.com. I deleted the entry since there was no way to add to it, and thought I could simply fill that space with my corrected entry. I'm sorry for the unintentional loss of #48. I enjoyed seeing your creations and wish you a Happy New Year.

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  48. Simplify sounds great. Happy New Year! Also, thank you for the chance to win. [Bunny]

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  49. My crafty goals for 2018 are to improve my hand lettering and to be more intentional about sending cards!

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  50. Your cards are beautiful and I like all of the coffee ones (lol). This year I want to tackle my mountains of photos (and I just got an offer from Shutterfly of 250 free prints so that will add to my mountain) and scrapbook more.

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  51. I love the colors you use in your creations!

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  52. I love your style, Amy. Great look-back. :) I'm going to work on getting better at CAS cards in 2018. I don't know if I'm a no-reply blogger so just in case...atticelf(at)comcast(dot)net Happy 2018!

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  53. Thank you for sharing your creativity! Happy new year!

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  54. Not sure what a no reply blogger is so just in case mkdrainatgmaildotcom
    Such beautiful cards.

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  55. Awesome creations, I love them all :) HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Thanks for a chance to win :)

    robcath11@gmail.com

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  56. Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win!

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  57. Your designs are so sweet and whimsical, they always make me smile! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  58. Oh. I left my heart in March - I think you know why, my friend ♥ 2018 - going to try to smile more. All the best for you and yours this year. May you reach your goal.

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  59. I want to work on learning new things like embossing and step out of my comfort zone when it comes to cards or projects. Happy new year....thank you for giveaway!.

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  60. Love your style! Such a sweet prize to offer someone. I plan on making holiday cards early this year.

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  61. Happy New Year and thanks for the generous giveaway! Your cards are an inspiration! My crafty resolution this year is to share and teach my love of stamping with more people. That's what it's all about, right?

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  62. I'm going to get better at journaling in my projects and try to become more content when going back and looking over what I made. I always like to fix up things after I'm waaayyy already done with the projects. Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy. Those would be fun items to have!

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  63. I would like to get better at my hand lettering.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  64. Amazing card collection!!! Happy New Year! <3
    Plan to get better in caligraphy and do more stamp designs :)

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  65. I want to finish projects that I have started as well as learn new techniques such as watercoloring and brush lettering.

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  66. What a fabulous collection of cards!! So adorable! My crafty resolution for this year is to use up my bits and pieces stash (or at least whittle it down to a manageable pile!) Thanks for the chance to win. I don't think I am a "no-reply blogger" but just in case, here is my e-mail: hmills22@gmail.com

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  67. Great cards. Love them all. I hope to get better organized this year.

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  68. Awesome... my word of the year is grounding. But simplfy is a good goal... Happy New Year-- I never make it through this whole hop, so I'm just telling you you're special and that I made it to one stop!

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  69. But oops, I was logged in as my wrong alter ego... still sending you virtual coffee hugs.

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  70. how did I miss that March design?! luv it! tossed my ancient gold-leaf and got a brand-new jar of gilding flakes. I'm waiting 'til I get the holiday clean-up done to dig in!

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  71. I want to make more "just because" cards for my family. Wishing you joy and happiness for the new year!

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  72. I absolutely adore your style! Your cards are beautiful and elegant! I especially love your wedding card! It makes my soul sing!
    I actually have two words this year Confidence and Positivity. I want to become more confident with my creations and plan to post more of my projects and also enter them in challenges! I also plan to let go of the negatives in my life and focus on the positives! Life is too short to dwell on the negative things and when I die I want to leave my little corner of the world a little brighter!
    Happy New Year and Thank You for the chance to win your cool prize package! (((Hugs)))

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  73. LoL I don't blame you with the coffee-themed cards. I will be lost without coffee too!

    I want to work on some shaker cards/animated cards this year. As well as some blending techniques. I am not so good at those! :-( Happy new year! My email address is housekeeper008@yahoo.com

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  74. Love your cards! In 2018 I want to use my Copic makers that I have collected and never used!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

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  75. Your cards are amazing. And love that you shared your one little word. It's a great word. I want to work on becoming more organized. Happy New Year to you.

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  76. such amazing talent! thanks for sharing your top cards, as some of them I hadn't seen yet! Your blog is so inspiring and I love reading how you have created your cards. The give away is amazing and very generous! Thanks for the chance to win! My goal is to use items that I already have in new ways.

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  77. Besides work in my studio......I want to learn how to "not sweat the small stuff". Which for me, a controlled freak, is easier said than done!
    Happy New Year!!!

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  78. Happy New Year! I want to work on more cards, become more focused/organize in my card making. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  79. Beautiful creations! I want to work on volunteering, whether that includes cardmaking with others or outside of the crafting community!

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  80. Great overview of your favourite projects !
    I hope to learn some new card-making techniques and I'll try to "play" a bit with alcohol-markers; maybe in combination with some calligraphy and handlettering.
    Great and generous giveaway (with sentiments in beautiful fonts !) - thank you for a chance to win: good luck to all of us.
    Happy, healthy, creative New Year from Belgium.

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  81. I love your clean style and your motto, simplify, we all need to work on that one. Thanks for the chance to win, Happy New Year!

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  82. What an amazing prize. Thank you for a chance to win your generous giveaway.
    luv2bestampin@yahoo.com

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  83. Thanks for the chance to win, and for sharing your ideas! My goal in 2018 is to use more of my existing stamps instead of buying too many new!

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  84. I also am not sure what you mean by a no-reply blogger, so if I win the drawing you should probably pick someone else. I nevertheless wanted to let you know that I've really enjoyed your work this year and am looking forward to seeing more!

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  85. I have enjoyed tour beautiful projects all year, Amy! This year, my hubbie and I are moving to a brand new state and I will be busy getting organized, and simplifying our new home! Have a great 2018!

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  86. Great projects! I'll be adding you to my blog reading list! Such great inspiration.

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  87. I love the year in review - this blog has allowed me to view so many more ideas! Thank you for the inspiration! This year, I want to make all my birthday cards that I send to friends and family!

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  88. I was really inspired by your cards! Thanks for sharing so much creativity!

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  89. Happy New Year sweetheart!!! I love looking through your post today. You are so full of creativity. I'll be working on keeping my creativity up and my worries down for 2018. 😉

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  90. Thanks so much for the chance to win such a great prize! 2018 looks like a promising crafty year for me

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  91. I’m hopeful that in 2018 I’ll be making more greeting cards to mail, and that I’ll also get some sewing done. Thanks for sharing! djskoehler at gmail dot com

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  92. My 2018 concentrations will be on water coloring and acquiring more kid- friendly stamps.

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  93. I might try stepping outside the box more from my comfort zone of CAS designs. Maybe a few more 3D projects in my future or interactive cards. I love the cards you do too. Happy New Year and thanks for a chance to win the prize package. Sounds great.

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  94. I’m surprised to see so many non-Coffee cards in your collection also! I have to get to work on my Safari scrapbook this year. Thanks for the Giveaway!

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  95. Inspiration Is my word this year. Recoginizing what and whom inspires me and sharing that with them or recreating in my cards this year. Thank you for the inspiration

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  96. Fabulous group of cards!! Like your 2018 motto!!

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  97. awesome projects1 I love your word mine is self-control...eat less, create more. my goal is to finally get my craft room. Awesome prize pack, thanks for the chance to win.
    Susanscraps@comcast.net

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  98. My resolution is to learn to use my sewing machine - I am clueless! I adore your clean & simple card making. And thank you for the fabulous prize pack! StampinDiva at yahoo dot com

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  99. Oh my, I do love the Pucker Up stamp set, that lemon on the juicer just cracks me up! I want to learn to use a Gel Press in 2018.

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  100. I want to work on staying updated with my blog and getting better with my Copic's

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  101. I am new to your blog so appreciated seeing your projects :)

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  102. Love your adorable cards. I would like to work on my watercoloring technique this year!

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  103. Your work is so great Amy. I always find inspiration on your blog. 2018 is going to be my year to organize my "stuff". I have been checking out some storage ideas. Thanks for your generous prizes and all the best in the New Year.....

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  104. Love your adorable cards. I want to learn how to color better and try watercoloring technique this year!

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  105. Beautiful projects plan on working on watercolor projects this year

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  106. I love the coffee themes! My goal for 2018 is to finish at least one of the scrapbooks that I'm working on.

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  107. I have so many brand new and unused stamps that I really need to work on making cards with those before I buy anything else!!!!! Thanks for all the inspiration and wonderful giveaway!!!!

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  108. Happy New Year to you Amy.
    How awesome to see you on this blog hop.
    In 2018 I want to ink up my still not used Coffee and Tea stamps and make cards with them...for.....you know it...and sent them out tooo.

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  109. Happy New Year! This is such a wonderful way to celebrate the New Year – Thank you!
    My New Years crafty plan is to learn one new technique per month and to share this in my monthly ‘Build Your Stash’ class, where I encourage others to share their new ideas. I do this card making class for all the events in our lives. We have all created a beautiful ‘box’ where we store our ‘Stash’ cards so that they are easy to find when an event comes up. I love being surrounded by my friends and family and helping each of them to keep their passion for paper crafting alive in their hearts!
    Kelley Clarke
    scrap-a-doodle-designs@shaw.ca
    http://scrap-a-doodle-designs.blogspot.ca

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  110. I’m in the process of clearing out and organizing my craft room and hope to finish that and keep it clean!!

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  111. Happy New Year! What a great hop loads of wonderful talent. Thanks for sharing your cards. In 2018 I want to improve my coloring with several mediums including colored pencils and alcohol markers.

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  112. Happy new year!!!!
    I would like to complete all projects I buy or start in 2018

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  113. I’m so excited to learn how to use my new set of Polychromos this year, love your creations thanks for the inspiration!
    Sew7752@aol.com

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  114. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing. Also, thanks for the opportunity to win your prize. Happy New Year 2018

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  115. I am determined to use my brand new but UNused stamps! Thank you for the amazing inspiration!!!!

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  116. Happy New Years, thanks for sharing! Would love to be more organized this year

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  117. Hi Amy, Happy New Year to you. Great projects and so much inspiration thanks for sharing your talent with us. Thanks for the chance to win these amazing goodies. Here's to a great 2018!

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  118. Wonderful variety of cards and I like your word for 2018. I want to work on learning mixed media this year.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  119. Your style is awesome - love your projects!! I want to stamp more and send more cards this year. All the best to you in 2018!

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  120. Hi Amy, not sure if I’m a no reply commenter or not... I’ll have to check my settings out... always love seeing your creations at Reverse Confetti!!!
    k.sabe@verizon.net

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  121. More crafting is what I hope to do this next year. I had a very eventful year that took me away from doing what I love. 2018 I will dust off the supplies and get inky again. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful projects from the year,

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  122. I hope to learn to use my air compressor with my Copic Markers in 2018! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

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  123. Happy New Year!!! I want to work on my coloring: copics, watercolors, and pencils. AND to get those Ellen Hutson girls stamps!!!

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  124. Thank you so much for the chance to win!!! I loved seeing your favourite projects from the year - you are very talented!! My crafty resolution for 2018 is to spend at least 15 minutes every day doing something creative.

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  125. Happy New Year and what a great blog hop! I want to do more COPIC coloring this year!💜🤗🎄

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  126. Amazing cards!! I wamt to work on blogging more this year. That means creating more. I want to learn mew things and inspire others to think outside the box. Thank you for the giveaway. Happy New year !!

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  127. Happy New Year, Amy! Glad you're trying to simplify your life. Looking forward to seeing you again! For this new year, you know my goal is to get back into crafting!! :)

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  128. Amy, I just absolutely love all your cards and, especially, your passion for crafting! You've been such a positive influence and for that: heartfelt thanks! Resolutions: do my pencil colouring class homework *grin*, focus on the things I love about card-making - such as using stamps, dies and ink - and quit stressing about what causes me grief (like water-colouring! So done with that!); send more cards throughout the year. In the non-crafting realm: read more, workout more, smile more, try to be 'calm' more (that's a challenge, trust me!). Thank you for the awesome inspiration today...and every day! Happy New Year! Simplify: I like that!
    ~carol

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  129. HAPPY NEW YEAR Amy!! What an AMAZING look back from 2017!! I want to be MORE Productive!! I also want to try and get back to making You-Tube Videos!! Here's to a FABULOUSLY Creative 2018!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and Inspiring and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! <3 <3 <3
    HUGE HUGS!! <3 <3 <3

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  130. My plan is to work on Christmas projects all year! Stampcz3@gmail.com

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  131. Love your creations!
    I want to use my Oxide
    Inks more this year.
    Carla from Utah

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  132. Such fabulous cards! I especially love the Make Your Own Magic card. In 2018 I want to slow down a bit. It's been go, go, go, go for far too long now. Thanks for the chance to win. (: clanrichardson at hotmail dot com

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  133. Love the walk thru 2017. I think your word is golden, simplify, but I am going to add downsize to that. Have a wonderful healthy, happy 2018!

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  134. Amy, all of your cards are exceptional, The Morel Support one cracks me up. I would like to finish a number of travel albums that are currently “in progress”

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  135. I would like to play around with stencils this year. I've seen some great techniques with them. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy New Year!
    clayandamy@sbcglobal.net

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  136. Simplify - great word. Exceptional cards and ideas. Great prize package! I hope you have a wonderful “simple” new near in 2018!

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  137. I would like to play around with stencils this year. I've seen some great techniques with them. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy New Year!
    clayandamy@sbcglobal.net

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  138. I'd like to try to make more cards this year. Thank you for the chance to win, and Happy New Year!

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  139. Love all the samples on your blog! In 2018 I am going to carve out more time to craft!

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  140. I love your new motto, that's exactly what I am working on. My craft resolution is to make at least 1 card a day, hopefully more and then send them off randomly to my friends and family.

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  141. I want to be able to scrapbook the whole year of my second grandchild's life (due in February) by their first birthday. I also want to be able to become better at coloring images for my card making.

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  142. Simplifying is always good! Amy, you do soooooo much!! Happy 2018 and I'm planning on scrapbooking and making a travel album myself! Am also keeping priorities and trying to heal up from pneumonia right now!!!

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  143. I hope to get much more done in scrapbooking my graduating Senior's HS activities! Happy New Year and thanks for the generous give away!

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  144. Amy...I want to use your word too! :) Simplifying sounds great! I want to improve my coloring skills in the new year (particularly my watercolor). I also want to master the Silhouette Cameo 3 my daughters surprised me with for Christmas. Right now it "scares" me. :)

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  145. Would love to simplify more of my life as well as improve on coloring skills

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  146. You make so many fabulous cards I don't know how you could pick just one per month! I love your #onelittleword. This year I would like to build a little stash of cards so I won't have to craft under pressure so much. It's hard when we travel, but that just means some pre-planning. Happy New Year, Amy!

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  147. All your cards are so gorgeous ! In 2018 I’m looking forward to set up my craft space.....
    [margessw (at) icloud (dot) com]

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  148. Happy 2018! This year I'd like to work on making simple cards, and incorporating copperplate calligraphy with a dip pen! Thank you for this giveaway!

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  149. Great selection of posts Amy! I'd like to work on sending more cards. Thanks for the chance!

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  150. I don't know how you could choose a monthly fave--they're all amazing!

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  151. I want to build up my card stash and organize my craft room in 2018. Thanks for a chance to win. isoscia at aol dot com

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  152. My crafty goal for 2018 is to be more organized, not just with my supplies but also in staying one step ahead in making the cards I want to create and send out. Happy New Year! Cheers to a fabulous 2018!

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  153. I like all your cards you posted from the last year. Super cute canoe one! Happy New Year!

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  154. Wow, your cards are fabulous! I want to work more on my watercoloring :)

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  155. Love your cards from last year. Looking forward to seeing what you create in 2018.

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  156. Happy New Year! I need to work on making cards ahead of time. I am bad about sending birthday cards too late. Thanks for your inspiration, Amy. Hope you have a blessed new year.

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  157. What a wonderful blog hop! I am visiting a lot of new blogs like yours and am excited to expand my following. Thank you for sharing a few of your cards from 2017. I love your cards!

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  158. Thanks so much for the chance to win. I plan on being more organized in 2018 to be more effective in my card making.

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  159. So many inspiring cards, I really like your style. In 2018 I'm going to work on my blending with inks & markers it's not smooth by a long shot. Happy New Year.

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  160. I love your card from marsh withe the beautiful colours.
    I want to try new techniques.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    https://ellyscardcreatief.blogspot.nl/

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  161. I'd like to work on having the cards for that month (birthday, remembering, gratitude) done ahead of time so I have more time to spend coloring, or shading etc.

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  162. Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards. Hopefully I will get more time to work on my journals. Have a a wonderful New Year.

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  163. Simplify is a perfect word for me! Thank you for inspiring us in 2017! Here’s to even more creativity in 2018! And thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  164. what a wonderful year in review lots for me to enjoy and try my hand at- hope this year brings new ideas for me to try- thanks for the chance to win
    Alyse D

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  165. Simplify is a good word for me this coming year too! As one of my resolutions this year -purge my craft room. Thanks for your contribution to this blog hop and your beautiful cards!!

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  166. I will give a big AMEN to your word for 2018! I need to get back on the well organized train so I can find what I have and not waste precious crafting time hunting stuff down.

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  167. Once my Christmas crafting money is gone, my plan for 2018 is “create with what you have”. I’m always seeing new products and wanting to duplicate beautiful designs that I see, but this year I’m going to try and not buy more. Just be thankful for all I have, and create from there. Happy 2018!

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  168. I'd love to learn to draw in 2018. Thank you for the generous giveaway and Happy New Year!

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  169. Gonna learn how to use my Prisma pencils. Yay. Thank you.

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  170. Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous projects through the year and for your generous prize package. One skill I'd love to improve is 2018 is my colouring.

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  171. Simplify is an excellent idea! Your projects are all so cute. My goal is to do more coloring. Happy New Year!

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  172. I want to work on crafting more consistently in 2018 along with cleaning out my house (so simplify works for me too this year). I hope you have a great 2018 and thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  173. Love your OLW! I want to work on getting better at photo editing this year.

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  174. Gorgeous cards and a brilliant prize for the giveaway!

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  175. I want to work on embellishments. And better use of quote stamps. I love a quote stamp. More ribbon, more embossing, those are two of my goals for 2018

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  176. Happy New Year. I want to work on more crafting time, and the old cliche lose weight, but my nephew is getting married in June, so that is added incentive, to hopefully make it happen!

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  177. Happy New Year! This year I'd like to update my grandchildren's album pages and learn new ways to embellish LO's.

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  178. My crafty resolution is to make more time to be creative! Thanks for this generous giveaway!

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  179. Happy 2018! My resolution is to set aside two days per week (like a job) for nothing but crafting.

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  180. My goal this year is to participate in more card challenges online!

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  181. Thanks for the inspiration I wish you a very Happy crafty New Year!

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  182. Happy New Year! My goal for this year is to try out more techniques as I come across them on my crafting journey. I have learned so many things from watching Youtube videos and participating in blog hops. Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity to win such an awesome prize.

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  183. My goal foe 2018 is to REALLY get my craft room organized and cleaned up and to make a stash of cards to have on hand

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  184. Fabulous work as always :) Focus for 2018 is fitness - I used to work out 3 - 5 a week and have gotten out of the routine for a few years so back at it as the flab factor is real - ugh!

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  185. Love your One Little Word - SIMPLIFY! That's going to the top of my goals list. Your projects are gorgeous.

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  186. My goal for this year is to begin stamping and card making journey! I'm a newbie, who has yet to receive my own LIST of supplies but I'm excited to begin. This blog hop has offered me so much inspiration not to mention go to places when I feel uninspired.
    Thank you for participating in the Blog Hop. You have truly put together a DREAM stash! One that has a newbie like me drooling. Lol May you have a healthy, happy and prosperous 2018!

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  187. Happy New Year Amy!! Thanks for the chance to win your awesome giveaway! I love your CAS style on all of your cards and of course my favorite cards of yours are the COFFEE ones!! My goal for 2018 is to go to as many crops as I can, to make more cards and to catch up on all my scrapbooks!! My e-mail is: mulchlady@aol.com

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  188. hmm.. no idea what a no reply blogger is.. I hope I'm not one of them :)
    Loved all your cards. So, do you even drink coffee? Looking forward to 2018. My plan is to not get discouraged.. There is so much fabulous work out there that I have to remember I can do it too :)

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  189. I can't wait to get back into my craft room and start on some new projects! My goal this year is to spend more time crafting and polish up my skills. I've only been crafting for a year and it still feels overwhelming. Nonetheless, it's a lot of fun and very rewarding!

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  190. My favorite card is May -- love those strawberries. My goal this year is to make three cards each week and post them to my blog (and enter challenges). Thanks so much for your creativity, sharing and this awesome give away.

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  191. I love your 2017 creations! I want to find more time to create in 2018. Thanks for the inpiration that you provide--I love your clean style!

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  192. Happy New year, Amy! Love your cards, as always! I've been in a creative funk lately, so my goal is just to get out of the funk and make some cards! (It'll be crunch time soon enough when birthdays start rolling around lol.)

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  193. What a GREAT lineup of your 2017 designs! In 2018, I hope to create more cards of my own! Thanks for your inspiring blog, and thanks for the giveaway!

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  194. Thank you for the giveaway. This year I want to work on my hand lettering.

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  195. So many have asked what my resolution is, so I hope that typing it out many times will make me more prone to actually doing it! I want to be more timely about sending out cards and crafting every day to make sure I have the cards to send. Plenty of ideas, but so little time! Thanks for your generosity in participating in this hop and showing us some of your favorite projects; I can see why you love them! I hope you have a wonderful 2018.

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Cheers,
~amy~