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Friday, November 11, 2011

An Attitude of Gratitude with We R Memory Keepers & GlueArts

"November comes 
And November goes,
With the last red berries
And the first white snows.

With night coming early,
And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket
And frost by the gate.

The fires burn
And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest
Until next spring."

-  Elizabeth Coatsworth


Designer Grace Tolman has made a blessing journal for her We R Memory Keepers project! It's filled with wonderful bits of goodness...perfectly fitting for this month!!! Designer Jan Hennings has a sweet gift set ready for filling with treats for someone special!




Attitude of Gratitude Journal
GlueArts Designer: Grace Tolman

There’s no better month to look back and count our blessings than November. Once in a while, I enumerate my blessings in my journal and I transferred the list into a mini book complete with great Autumn Harvest collection from We R Memory Keepers and put together using Glue Arts Adhesive. Read on to see how I made this mini…

Supplies: 
Glue Arts Perma Tac
Glue Arts U Cut it Foam
Glue Arts Raisen’s
Glue Arts Extreme Squares
Glue Arts Mini Squares
Pattern papers, cardstock, stickers and brads- Autumn Splendor, We R Memory Keepers
Cardboard- Source Unknown
Border punch- Fiskars
Corner rounder- EK Success
Thread- Coats and Clark
Sewing Machine- Kenmore
Ribbon- Source Unknown
Binding tool- Zutters Bind-it-all
Journaling font- Luz-sans book, MS Word




Instructions:
1. Cut two pieces of cardboard. This will be your front and back cover of the book. Mine is measured 4 ½” x 6 ½”.
2. Cover these pieces with pattern paper. Cut the papers ¾” bigger than your cardboard so it’ll overlap to the inside of the cardboard.
 3. Cut a piece of paper that is ¼” smaller than the cardboard and adhere to the center of the back side of the boards. I used some extreme square adhesives to adhere it to make sure the paper won’t come off. 


4. Cut about 7 different pattern papers. Two of each design in 4 x 6” size.
5. Adhere these papers back sides together. These will make for your inside pages. 
6. Round the two right corners of each sheets. 
7. Cut a piece of yellow cardstock that is about 3” wide, add a punched border on each long end, trim to the same width of your front cover. 
8. Add some machine stitching on each long ends. 
 9. Transfer your diary/journal writings to cardstock. 
10. Trim each blessings into strips. 
11. Adhere these strips to the inside pages of your book. For the thick ones, I used my Perma tac and for the skinny ones, I used the mini square adhesives. 
12. I added my last sentence on the last page of the book and adhered it with foam adhesive. 
13. Then I embellished each page with flat items like punched border strips. 
14. Next, I binded my book. 
15. Then I decorated the front using the sticker that inspired me to make the book. I also cut out some flowers from paper, added a brad in the center and then adhered it to the book. 
I used a foam adhesive on one and a Raisen’s on another. 
16. I went back to each page and added my dimensional embellishments. 
17. Last, I added some ribbons through my binding rings. 



Thankful Gift Set
GlueArts Designer: Jan Hennings

Supplies:
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac Adhesive
Glue Arts U Cut It Foam Adhesive
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares

We R MemoryKeepers Autumn Splendor Collection:
Designer Scrapbook Pad, Textured Cardstock Pad, Layered Chipboard Tags, Layered Chipboard Words




We R Memory Keepers has generously provided their Autumn Splendor Scrapbook Pad collection for us to give away to you. It's filled with over 860 pieces! Paper, stickers, glittered papers, diecuts and more! And need we point out how beautiful the collection is?? Just take a peek back at what Linda and Audrey made for you today!


To enter to win simply post a comment today. We'll sweeten the deal by including our Glue Glider PRO Handle and our new PRO+ cartridge!

Just wait till you try is smooth gliding action and now the ability with a flip of the cartridge to now push your adhesive onto your project!

We'll pick one random winner next Monday to be the recipient of these prizes!! 

Be sure to bookmark our page and if you could take a moment to vast a vote in our poll about your shopping habits! Don't forget..you can find all of our GlueArts adhesive at our online store! Convenient, safe and secure shopping!


Before we go today we thought it was especially poignant that our topic was an Attitude of Gratitude being today is Veteran's Day! We'd like to extend a sincere thank you from all of us here at GlueArts to all of our servicemen and women and veterans who have served and our serving our country!

We invite you to have an "attitude of gratitude" each and every day for our servicemen and women and our veteran's!!  

121 comments:

  1. Very cute projects today and everyday. Also, a big Thank YOu to all the veterans. A thanks for a chance to win.

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  2. This mini album is the best one I have seen in a long time! I have parts of this collection and I am going to scraplift this!!!

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  3. What a great album and a great collection!!

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  4. What a great album...love the colors, the sentiments, everything!

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  5. This mini album is sweet!Thanks for posting the instructions.

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  6. What a SWEET project!
    Love to see projects with insttructions,,,

    Thanks to all those who have or who do serve!

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  7. More adorable projects! The mini album with sentiments is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Great projects. Thanks for the step by step. Very helpful. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  9. I find inspiration on the blog each and every day... And today was no exception! -missmammamurphy31@yahoo.com

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  10. That mini album is just great! I love it! Thanks!

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  11. Love the projects today! Great inspiration!

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  12. The projects are awesome. My shopping habits in a way led me to your site. I shop for my craft supplies (excluding adhesive) at CropChocolate.com (CC) and look for ideas on Pinterest.com

    One of the CC ladies I follow pinned your made/assembled in America logo. I checked out your products as a result and in turn posted under CC's product suggestions adhesive from your company noting not only that it's made/assembled in the US, but also that your the maker of the popular glue glider I've been hearing about.

    CC is a discount online 1 deal at a time retailer which buys in bulk b/c of their large customer base. I REALLY hope you'll seriously consider working w/them - so far (to my knowledge) they do not sell any adhesives. Amber is their buyer and the customer service email addy is cs@cropchocolate.com

    I hope I win; I would love to own a Glue Glider! And I REALLY, REALLY do hope you'll work out an ongoing deal w/CC. With adhesive they would be a 1 stop shop for paper crafters. And no, I don't work for them. I'm just one of their many loyal customers whose known as blue on their site.

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  13. Beautiful project! And fantastic prizes!

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  14. Great inspiration today...love the book. And the fact that you didn't forget the Veterans today.

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  16. Just came over from Crop Chocolate to see your great projects. I love the album and would the papers. I already have a GlueGlider but would love to win the newest one. You would not believe how much adhesive I go through in a month -- it's ridiculous! I love to craft.

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  17. Beautiful! Love my GlueGlider and can't wait to try the new version. Thank you for the chance to win! Oh & I saw your link on Crop Chocolate too!

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  18. I love this journal. It's my "fault" my fellow Crop Chocolate shoppers are stopping by. I pinned you (http://pinterest.com/cnyscrapper/products-i-love/). I prefer to purchase products that put people to work in the USA, but I haven't made the investment in the Glue Glider (yet). It is on my wish list, but maybe I'll be lucky enough to win one.

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  19. By the way...found you through Crop Chocolate where I buy LOTS of my scrappin' supplies. Wish I could find your products there!!

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  20. Arrived here from crop chocolate.com. Wonderful Projects!! Would love to win too!!! Thank you.

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  21. A big thank you to our veterans!! Happy Veterans day!

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  22. Such a beautiful book and grateful set! I love the colors! thanks for the inspiration

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  23. love to win this and hope someone talk to crop chocholate so they can sell this glue gilder at a great price!! Amber is their buyer and the customer service email addy is cs@cropchocolate.com


    thank for the giveaway!!

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  24. Another beautiful project that I would love to make using the Autumn Splendow collection. I hope I am picked to win because my husband just got laid off and I am unable to purchase any crafting supplies until things get better, but either way I am using what I already have on hand to recreate the Thankful banner and plaque because despite our struggles I am thankful that we are all together and healthy with a roof over our heads and food to eat. That is a blessing in and of itself. And I am also thankful for this blog and the great inspiration!!!!

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  25. Love the project! Makes me want to get all crafty right now!

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  26. awesome projects and prizes. Hoping to win!

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  27. luv the mini album and also a chance to win! I too am a CC addict!

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  28. Love the mini album! Thanks for the chance.

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  29. Nice project. Love my Glue Glider and would love to "go Pro". You should partner with one of my favorite on-line merchants Crop Chocolate.

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  30. Hey i just saw the link on Crop Chocolate and had to check out the project and glue gliders.

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  31. Love the journal! I am also from cropchocolate.com and saw this link posted there:)

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  32. Luv the journal! Following via GFC! Thanx~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Super cute projects! Thanks to all those who serve and their families.

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  34. So much fun, thanks for the chance to win! Great projects.

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  35. Thanks for posting instructions too, I love when we see a product and get instructions to try it!! Great Giveaway makes it even better :)

    Andrea

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  36. Wonderful blessings journal and cute treat containers.

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  37. Would love to win - and eve more would love for you to partner with www.cropchocolate.com to make it easier for me to buy your products long term!! I live in an isolated far northern town and so can only buy things online. I tend to buy almost exclusively from CC as they offer such an amazing range of products at awesome prices and I can check out once a month. They haven't had adhesives yet though - so please consider working with them!!! :)

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  38. Just came from Crop Chocolate. Loved your album. Please team up with CC to sell your adhesives!

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  39. What a beautiful album. And such clear instructions. I am going to definitely scrap lift this project! I too came from Crop Chocolate. (Bunch of addicts we are over there) I would love to win this kit. And I would also like to say a HUGE thank you to our soldiers who have served for our countries both in the past and continue to do so now.. God Bless them

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  40. Such a cute album! Heard about you on my favorite scrapping site cropchocolate.com and had to come check it all out. Would love to win the glueglider and try it out!!

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  41. These projects are amazing! I'm working on a Thankful mini this month, too. I've never tried the glue glider--it looks great :)

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  42. What a wonderful way to have a gratitude journal. It would be great to have one of these each Thanksgiving and have each person around the table record what they are grateful for that year.
    Love the poem -- so beautiful!

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  43. Umm, wow! May be in {LOVE} with that Glue Glider! Love that it can go in either direction, that's one of my biggest irritations with scrapbooking adhesives! The paper pad is pretty too, love it!

    *You really should talk to cropchocolate.com, there's a lot of shoppers on there and you would have the only adhesive on the site. :-)

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  44. I love your thankful journal and thank you for sharing such a wonderful piece with us out here in blog land. Thank you to all the soldiers past and present - your sacrifice is not going without notice.

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  45. What a beautiful album- and a great idea! I love mini-albums, and that one is extra-special. I saw a thread on the Crop Chocolate website about this blog post, so I came on over. I've never tried Glue Glider products before!

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  46. Your projects are just beautiful...the paper is fabulous, how wonderful to share your talent..would love to win the whole pack.

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  47. Wonderful book! Hope I win so I can scrap lift :)

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  48. I love this project!! Thanks for sharing!! I was wondering do you have to buy a new holder/gun thing for the new purple cartridges or will it still fit into my old one? I would LOVE to try the new proplus!!

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  49. I love all the embellishments on these projects - so cute, and the paper ties it all together. Love that tree, particularly.

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  50. this is a really nice album, love the papers and emb, just the whole thing. tfs.

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  51. What a wonderful project! Love the paper. Have a fabulous weekend!

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  52. what a cool project and love the instructions. I came also from CC to check out your site and was unaware of your product. will have to check it out now! thanks for the chance to win.

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  53. Lovely project. I'd love to win.

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  54. Thanks for the chance to win! I heard about your giveaway at CropChocolate - would love to see your product there too!

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  55. There isnt anything I dont like about this!!!! I really love teh fall colors!!!!! TFS!!!
    wyme98@yahoo.com

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  56. I just love this album the paper is so beautiful and the meaning behind the album is just wonderful. thank you for sharing it and the chance to win.

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  57. What a cute project. Found you in crop chocolate. Hope to find your products there! PLEASE! :)

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  58. what agreat mini album! TFS

    Darlene

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  59. the mini album is great. i especially like the colors. thank you for sharing.

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  60. Love this gratitude book! I am definitely going to make one of these. I think we all go along in our lives and forget to be thankful for all that we have. I want to make one of these to write in every day just as a reminder. Thanks for sharing this!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  61. Super cute project!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  62. Love the attitude of gratitude journal idea. I might have to make me one of those. Love the paper and embellies you used.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  63. What a stunning journal! Thanks for the fun hop!

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  64. What beautiful papers and embellishments. I think this book could be kept out year round to remind oneself of all of the good things in life when things get bad as they often do. What a great idea!

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  65. Very nice mini... and awesome giveaway! Sent from cropchocolate.com

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  66. wonderful projects, the mini album is adorable, love the autumn colors. great tutorial and tips. the gift set is to cute with the squirrels. Thank you for sharing and a chance to win.

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  67. What great Projects! Thanks for the tutorial, and offering a chance to win. Sent from "cropchocolate.com"!

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  68. Great Mini Album, looks quick and easy. Glue Arts are really cute. Love the colors. God Bless all our pass and present Veterans.

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  69. Very interesting project.. In memory of all the war hero, a salute to all of them on Veteran's day..
    Its a great min album.. :)

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  70. Amazing project!! thank you for reminding us to be thankful!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  71. I just love mini's and this one is perfect for this time of year!

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  72. Wow so cute project!! Love this paper collection and all the projects that you made it!! Thanks a lot for sharing and for the inspiration!! Hugs.. Maggy

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  73. beautiful! TY for sharing!
    kacee

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  74. I've been seeing all the talk on Crop Chocolate about this new Glue Glider. I own 2 of the original ones and I really like them! Ticked to find your site and all these great project ideas! (Xbaker on CC)

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  75. A while back when my lss had a sale on adhesives, I thought "What a great time to try a different product." I ended up with one of each of the types for the original glider and I like all of them. I've saw this link on CropChocolate about the new Pro Glider and would love to see it at CropChocolate! (Clayton528 on CC)

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  76. Truly beautiful projects, really love the Attitude of Gratitude journal book idea. The paper collection is out of this world gorgeous!

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  77. Love this album!!! TOOOoooOOOooOOOoo Cute!!!!!!!!!

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  78. Such amazing projects. I absolutely love the Attitude of Gratitude journal book, that is such a catchy title!

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com
    www.scrappindhilly.blogspot.com

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  79. I LOVE We R Memory Keepers AND Glue Arts!! Great Gratitude Journal! The papers in the collection are gorgeous!!

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  80. Gorgeous projects. Wonderful giveaways, thanks for the chance to win.

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  81. Now this is something I've been wanting to do for a long time. I love it!

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  82. Love this idea and this album!!! THank you for the inpsiration!

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  83. The projects are fabulous...I just LOVE the fall colors on the journal and on the gift set.

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  84. Love the mini. Thanks for the great ideas,love the colors...and thanks for the chance to win.

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  85. saw parts of this collection last week -- very nice, love the owls, love WeRMK, and hoping to win me some gluey stuff !

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  86. The mini-album is awesome! And that paper looks wonderful.

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  87. Thanks for sharing your talents & crafting ideas!

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  88. What a great title for this mini book and how appropriate not only for Veteran's Day but for this time of year! Loved it! TFS!

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  89. I love the idea of a gratitude journal...this one is beautiful!

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  90. Great book... love the papers and embellishments that accompany it.. great journal book!! Thanks for sharing.

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  91. Great giveaway!! I love the colors in this paper pack. Also, a big thank you to our veterans.

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  92. What a sweet mini.... Attitude of Gratitude always!!!

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  93. how awesome! Love to win this!

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  94. Great journal Thanks for the step by step and great gift set --- I have to have one of those pro's... love my green one, but multidirectional?!!

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  95. That's really sweet, I love it!

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  96. Love the projects!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  97. Wow! What an inspiring project :0) Love it! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!
    Bella Visser
    bella.visser79@gmail.com

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  98. fab projects tfs with us and thx for the chance of winning too xx xx

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  99. I want to thank all our veterans and their families. And thank you for the chance to win this amazing prize. I loved the gratitude album. Can't wait to make one. Just a little reminder of what I have to be grateful for.

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  100. Wow! Great projects and a great prize! Thanks for the chance!
    daniellehigginbottom at hotmail dot com

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  101. What a great post for today! I always appreciate our Service men & women. I also appreciate companies who support them. Thank you GA!

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  102. I have loved all the projects the past week! TFS!!!

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  103. I love the album, super cute! Thanks for the chnace to win this great prize.
    lilbug1976 at yahoo dot com

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  104. Awesome project send here by Crop Chocolate thanks for the chance to win such a great prize!

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  105. Found you through Crop Chocolate, and love your book. The colors are awesome, and it's a great way to capture those things you are thankful for. I would love to win the glue glider to try it out. And if I had to buy it, I would like to find it at CC. Thanks so much.

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  106. I have a Glue Glider Pro and love it. I would love to be able to buy my refill cartridges from cropchocolate.com. This is a site that I buy almost all of my scrapbook supplies from. Everyone, from the owners to the employees are outstanding people. Their customer service is outstanding and they carry wonderful product. Glue Arts would fit right in! Please seriously consider getting ahold of them - they are a company you would be proud to be associated with!

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  107. Oh wow, just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing x

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