2017 Seasons Givings Blog Hop!

Hello Crafty Friends,
Welcome to the Seasons Giving Blog Hop. Big thanks to Latisha for always organizing this hop each new year.

Thank you to all of you who take time to read, comment or just browse around my blog.  Your comments and encouragement are always very much appreciated and I hope you find inspiration here like I find inspiration from you out in the crafty blogosphere. This past year I have not posted as much as I would have liked but, such is life.  Something to strive for in 2017.  I did finish out the year making a sparkly shaker card to share with you all as I wish you all a happy new year!

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I used my fuse tool to create this fun card using Little Things from Lucy’s cards Champagne shaker mix! What an appropriate shaker mix to celebrate the new year.

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To say thank you all of the participants in the Seasons Givings Blog Hop are having giveaways so be sure to stop by all the blogs and comment!  I am hosting two giveaways this year, a stamping prize pack and a coloring prize pack.

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Giveaways are open to US residents and winners will be picked on Saturday January 7, 2017.  Please leave a comment on this post before Midnight EST on Friday January 6th telling me what you are looking forward to in the coming year!  You can also let me know which prize pack you prefer…stamping, coloring or maybe you like BOTH!

Thanks for stopping by today! Below is a list of all the stops on the Seasons Givings Blog Hop! Happy Hopping! I look forward to sharing more with you all in 2017!



259 thoughts on “2017 Seasons Givings Blog Hop!”

  1. Love your sparkly card. I am looking forward to continuing to respond to meds and finally get my RA into remission. I would love the stamping prize package, if I'm lucky enough to win. Thanks!

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  2. Happy New Year!!! Thank you for all the fun inspiration and this wonderful giveaway!!!! I'm looking forward to decluttering my house this year, wish me luck!!!! I usual would go for the stamps ( love making cards) but for the new year I would love to try the coloring set!!!

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  3. I LOVE your shaker card. So festive and fun! Really love all that glitter.
    I'm looking forward to learn coloring and blending in the new year so I would love to win the stamp prize package.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

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  4. Wow, your glittery shaker card is the perfect way to start the new year! I am looking forward to creating more, with less stress…and not hoarding as much. Both prizes are fabulous but I would LOVE the stamping one as I am a primarily a stamper.

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  5. Wow to your prize packages, my favorite is the stamping. The card is wonderful shakers have a sweet spot in my heart. My crafty goal is to make more cards and scrapbook pages!

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  6. I sure do like your card. I am fascinated with shakers, but do not make them often. I love the color combination for New Years. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I sure do like all those stamps. My goal is to learn to color (not like my 5th grade students). I am a new follower.

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  7. I am going to create a real craft room in a spare bedroom. For the past two years I've been acquiring pieces but haven't put it together due to my brother living with us in the bedroom I want to use. So 2017 is the year to have a real room and not the counter of my utility room.

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  8. Happy New Year, Chari!! I'm looking forward to a year of new challenges and new endeavors at work as it will be an interesting year! I would love the stamping pack, but perhaps the coloring pack may be better as I know coloring helps with stress! 🙂

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  9. Love your sparkly golden shaker card, so fun + festive.
    Love the stamping prize —> WOW!
    I'm challenging myself to several different things but by far the toughest challenge is to do a complete purge/reorg of my room and to keep it clean…why is that so hard for me??!!!!

    Happy New Year!

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  10. I just love your cheers card, so sparkly. I am going to have to make a version of that. I'm looking forward to broadening my horizons with all these blogs to investigate this year.

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  11. love that shaker mix too. Looking forward to a great summer with my boys and husband, trying new crafty techniques, and dropping some weight! both prizes are awesome. love the stamping pack since I teach card classes to my colleagues now.

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  12. What a beautiful shaker – so elegant! I love making shakers.
    Thank you so much for the awesome giveaways. I love the stamping package. I haven't gotten too far into the coloring yet. But that would be one goal for this year … to try to color more. Hope your 2017 is a blessed year!

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  13. Happy New Year, Chari! Your shaker card is gorgeous! Love all that sparkle and I'm really going to have to look into the Fuse tool…
    Looking forward to my first trip off the island in 2 years this coming July. I am starting to get rock fever!!

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  14. Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to 2017 and spending more time with my sons. Thanks for all your inspiration. I love your sparkly shaker card. Thanks also for the generous prizes. Both prize packages are great.

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  15. First, I LOVE your gold shaker card! So pretty. Second I'm looking forward to craft days with my girls and my friends. We are hoping to do monthly projects for our grandkids (and kids). Third, I would LOVE the stamping prize!

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  16. I love both of your giveaway packs. Would feel blessed to win either one. I really like your shaker card. Plan to do more shaker cards this year as these are one of my favorites to give away. Have a wonderful year.

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  17. Totally Awesome card Chari!! I love the black and gold combo, so striking and perfect for the New Year- I am looking forward to all the fabulousness 2017 has for me!!
    I LOVE the stamping giveaway 😀 That is how I do most of my coloring 😀
    TFS and thank you for all your inspiration year round.
    Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  18. Great card – love your shaker ingredients especially – so festive! Thanks for the chance to win. I am looking forward to a crafty year filled with sending lots of cards to family and friends! Happy New Year!

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  19. The stamping price package looks very interesting 🙂
    I'm looking forward to teaching in my local craft store. That's going to be a first for me 😛
    Happy New Year 🙂

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  20. I absolutely love shaker card and gold!! Such a stunning card!! LOVE it!
    I am looking forward to spending more time with family & friends.Especially cooking for them. I really enjoy that.Thank you for the chance to win! Happy New Year!

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  21. I'm going to the Bahama's in February.
    that's the most immediate thing I'm
    looking forward to. then I'll
    anxiously await spring and summer,
    when I can get back outside and
    enjoy the warm weather.
    Both of the prizes are great but
    I would prefer the stamps. I'll
    take either though.
    thanks so much.
    Happy New Year

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  22. Your card is perfect, I love champagne color. In my personal life I'm looking forward to my oldest daughter graduating from college. In my crafting world I want to work on using my spectrum noir markers better as well as blending better with my colored pencils.

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  23. What an awesome giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance to win. Looking forward this year to a little more crafting time and participating in more card challenges. Love both the prize packages but especially the stamping one! Happy New Year.

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  24. Happy New Year, Chari … I love both packs, so generous of you! I am looking forward to incorporating projects made on my new Cricut to enhance my card making.

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  25. Happy New Year Chari!!! Your card is so pretty!! I too let 2016 get ahead of me with too many things I wanted to get done and just not enough time. So 2017 here we come. 😊 This year I am looking forward to finally getting some of my goals I've wanted to start started!!! I've been wanting to go back to school for my bachelors and that is part of my goal this year, along with a few others haha!! I love both prize packs, but the stamping looks extra amazing. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  26. What a fun card. I'm looking forward to a possible move to see my family gor a while. As my dad and grandma are getting up there in age… I really just want to spend the time while I still havr it to spend with them. And my kiddo to know them. Also to create more is a goal thats on my list. Thanks for the chance. Love both prizes…i would be happy with either. I could use more coloring supplies though. Hugs

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  27. Thanks so much for being a part of this awesome blog hop. I am looking forward to finding more time to design kits this year. Both of your give-aways look fabulous and I would love to win either one.

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  28. There is so much I'm looking forward to this year. Improving the balance of my health, decreasing the chaos, increasing my personal output, improving my crafting skills, etc. Yup, there is more, but I'll leave it at that. I definitely, prefer that stamp prize package as I've got lots of coloring books. This is going to be an amazing and fun year for me.

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  29. I want to thank YOU Chari for oodles of inspiration, not just this year, but EVERY year, I swear, I always want to recreate EVERYTHING you make, including your sparkly new year's shaker card. I hope you and Penny and your loved ones have a very Happy & Healthy 2017! (and I am not into the coloring book trend, but I am a stamper! And a crocheter and a knitter, not that you need to know that, but there it is, LOL!) <3

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  30. I am looking forward to trying new products in the coming year. I would love the stamping prize pack if I win thecoloring one my grand would be in heaven. she loves to color. she's in hs now so soon she will run out of time for it.

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  31. Love this sweet and sparkly shaker card! This just makes me smile. Your blog is a joy to read, too. This year I hope that DH's health is better which will leave me more time for crafting! Both your giveaways are fabulous, but if given a choice, I'd love the stamping prize package. Take care! Bev

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  32. I am looking forward to a creative 2017! I'm planning on trying Copic markers this year and taking a Copic class! I love both your prizes, but if I had to pick just one, I'd pick the stamping prize! 🙂

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  33. I love your LawnFawn cards. They inspire me so much. My goal is to lose some serious weight and to make a card a day average this year! I love stamping. Happy New Year and thank you for your constant inspiration.

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  34. Happy New Year, Chari! I am looking forward to learning new techniques and sending out more cards. If I would be a lucky winner, the stamping prize would be my pick. 🙂

    joybird1223(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. BEAUTIFUL SHAKER CARD! SO FUN! I am looking forward to MORE STAMPING! LOL & Organizing things to make it easier to do so! 😉 I like BOTH prize packages! LOL I mean, WOW!!! WHAT PRIZES!!!! 😉

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  36. I think your sparkly card is stunning! Sometimes life really does limit how much we can create unfortunately. Thanks for the fabulous prize opportunity. Happy New Year and here's to more crafting in 2017!

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  37. Both are lovely prizes, with the Stamping Prize Pack being my fave 🙂 I am most looking forward to a "new start" this year as, after over 30 years at my current job, the business will close and a new chapter will begin for me. Exciting & scary at the same time. Happy New Year to all.

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  38. That is one amazing shaker card! I love creating shaker cards and giving them away – such fun – you did a fabulous job – I would love the Stamp set if I win – I spy snowmen! My favorite! Thanks for this opportunity =- Happy New Year!

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  39. I love the stamp sets. I am not too much into the coloring books yet. Thanks for a chance to win and in the new year I plan to do pretty much the same as last year. Make cards, send a lot and post in my blog.

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  40. I love the mix of sequins, beads, etc. that you used in this pretty card. I just hope to have a good year, no other real goals. I like the stamp package, but both are very nice and very generous of you.

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  41. I am looking forward to more time with my family and less work! LOL! The shaker card is wonderful, thanks for sharing it today! I prefer the stamping prize pack, lots of goodies there!

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  42. What a gorgeous shaker card! I thanks for being so generous and offering 2 prize packages. I love stamping…and coloring too! Both are relaxing activities for me. I am looking forward this year to spending lots of time with my new twin grandkids born on Dec. 16th. Such a blessed Christmas!

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  43. What a gorgeous shaker card! I thanks for being so generous and offering 2 prize packages. I love stamping…and coloring too! Both are relaxing activities for me. I am looking forward this year to spending lots of time with my new twin grandkids born on Dec. 16th. Such a blessed Christmas!

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  44. I'm looking forward to my first daughter's wedding and my last daughter's graduation. Both are big family events. Thank you for the opportunity to win these prizes! I prefer stamping.

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  45. Oh, Chari, what a nice card! I have always loved the combination of gold with black! They really balance each other so well on a card. And the prize pack? Woohoo!! So many great companies and fun products are included!! Someone is gonna be blessed by all this good craftiness!! 🙂 Happy new year!

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  46. I'm looking forward to more craft time. Last year was just too busy and full of family commitments.
    Your give away packages look wonderful. I would prefer the stamping one. Thanks and best to you in 2017.

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  47. Thanks for all the inspiration that you give with your creations! I am looking forward to finding a way to have more free time in the coming year. Thanks for a chance to win (I prefer the stamping prize).

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  48. Oooh, this shaker card is so festive and fun for the new year!! Loving all that sparkle and shine. I am looking forward to learning new techniques in the new year, and to stress less about everything! The stamping prize is awesome, as I have a pretty small stash so far. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  49. I am looking forward to spending more time crafting with my granddaughter and learning lots of new techniques!!!
    I love the stamping prize package the most but the coloring one is also pretty awesome!!
    Thanks for the chance to win either of them! Happy New Year!

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  50. Craft-wise I am hoping to have more time to craft this year since I am now retired. My personal life has changed a lot with the birth of my twin grandbabies so I look forward to spending more time with them and watching them grow. I love both prize packages. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  51. I am looking forward to a healthy year this year….last year both my husband and I had health issues. I would love the stamping prize….thanks for the generous prizes. Happy New Year!

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  52. Happy New Year Chari. I'm looking forward to setting up my craft room and finall getting organized. I would love to win the stamping prize. Many blessing in 2017!

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  53. I love shaker cards and these are no different. I hope to get better and have better ideas for my crates and I hope to find a friend that likes to craft that lives close by so we can do things together…

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  54. WOW!! What a very sweet way to start the new year. BIG Blog Hop! I have to say I am addicted to stamping, but coloring is a close 2nd. lol I have my sisters 12 yr old daughter, and she is learning to craft. She loves coloring the most, but is learning to stamp and make cards. so either would be a lovely gift to share.
    XO Nana

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  55. I am looking forward to using up more stash and simplifying my life in all ways. Taking time to breathe and enjoy the process! I would love to win the stamping prize, thank you!!

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  56. Hope your New Year is blessed! One of the things I'm looking forward to this year is sharing my love for crafting with others. I think everyone has a crafty side some just need help finding it.

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  57. A great card. Happy new year! I just bought a fuse tool, so I can jump on the shaker card bandwagon. Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love the stamping bundle, if I'm lucky enough to win.

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  58. Love the card! I am very excited to see my baby boy graduate high school this coming June – and I am working hard to get his graduation scrapbook done before he graduates! 😉 Thanks for the awesome prizes – I would love either, but prefer the stamping one!

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  59. Happy New Year!! Thank you for the opportunity to win your prize packages. Coloring is something new for me but great to take for something to do on trips, etc…without having to haul my craft room with me. Love, love, love the stamps and that is my #1 love is stamping and teaching stamping. Blessings to you and your family! ~~ Catherine

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  60. I love all of your cards and videos you do! So inspirational! i would prefer the stamping prize pack! It is amazing! Thanks for sharing your fabulous ideas!

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  61. I love your card and that champagne sequin mix! I am looking forward to finishing my basement and moving my craft room down there. I prefer the stamping prize pack, thanks for the giveaway.

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  62. LOVE that stamping prize pack and your super chic card. I'm most looking forward to finally getting our home fully renovated and having a craft room to create in again!

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  63. This blog hop is such a lovely idea – thank you! Your card is sparkly and gorgeous – great job! This year I am most looking forward to our 25th Wedding Anniversary and our trip to an island off Fiji to celebrate.

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  64. I'm looking forward to focusing on improving my blog and etsy shop in 2017. What generous prizes you are offering…I love them both. Thanks for participating in this wonderful blog hop. Happy 2017!

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  65. The stamping pack is my favorite, but both are great. I like your shaker card, too.
    I want to do different things with my supplies this year. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

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  66. Happy New Year, Chari. I am looking forward to experimenting more with water coloring. Last year I tried to improve my copic coloring and I made some progress, still need more practice. Who doesn't! But I want to get into water coloring more this year. I would love the stamping package if I win!! That way I have both things to stamp AND color! Looking forward to whatever you create this year.

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  67. I love your card so much Chari!! All that bling!

    Happy new Year! What I'm most looking forward to this year is watching my kids grow. Physically and as people. I was just praying for them this morning – that they would be loving and forgiving, hopeful and kind. And I know that involves me doing the same – because they copy the behavior they see in us. Wishing you and your amazing family all the goodness in 2017!

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  68. Wow! What a beautiful shaker card!! I would prefer that awesome group of stamping products if I'm lucky enough to be a winner!! I'm looking forward to eating healthier, getting more exercise, and having an overall better attitude toward life!! I just turned 60 and am really getting tired of full time work, but gotta do what I gotta do for now!!

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  69. This card is awesome!! I love the sparkle and of course, the shaker element is so fun!! I'm looking forward to getting my house back. My brother-in-law and sister moved in with us in July and while it's been mostly good, it will be nice to have our downstairs back! I would definitely love that stamping prize! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  70. Very festive card. I am looking forward to lots of crafting with the grandchildren and making more cards for our church card ministry. I like the stamping package best.
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  71. First I love love shaler cards – thanks for sharing yours. Secondly, you are being so very generous with your give-aways! Thank you. I am looking forward to having a more organized craft room and making more cards. I am so inspired after reading these blog-hops.

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  72. Fab shaker card!! I'm looking forward to the next semester and then I hope to get into a program this year! I'm more a stamper and color like to color them!

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  73. What a fabulous creation. Thank you for sharing. Great giveaway, thank you for the chance to win. I am looking forward to more crafting when I graduate from college in May. I miss it so much. I love stamping and coloring!!! Happy New Year!!!

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  74. Happy New Year! I am looking forward to organizing my craft room so I can actually find things! LOL Thank you for participating in the blog hop and giving us a chance to win a great prize.

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  75. What a beautiful shaker card – perfect for cheering in the new year! Looking forward to embracing 2017 and pray it's a good one for you. Either prize package would be wonderful and much appreciated. One never has enough stamps (see many I don't own), and I just received a coloring book and pencils for Christmas.

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  76. What a wonderful glitzy card! I'm looking forward to making more nature scene cards, using more of my single, unmounted stamps and being less critical of my own work. I'd love the stamp set if I'm picked.

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  77. I look SO forward to this blog hop each year!! I meet so many AMAZING designers, new companies and products I never knew existed! Thanks for sharing your SO cute card! I'm a stamper! Would love the stamps!!

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  78. What an awesome card1 I love shaker cards & this one is really wonderful. I love that shaker mix also!! Thanks for the chance to win your generous prizes. I would love either one, altho I do a lot more stamping than coloring.

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  79. Happy New Year! Gorgeous card, as always. I am looking forward to receiving my ink organizer to put on my desk to hold all of my Lawn Fawn inks. Also looking forward to receiving my Teflon bone folder. 🙂 I would prefer the stamping pack if I win.

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  80. Beautiful Shaker card, Chari!
    Looking forward to traveling with friends and spending time with family members in the coming year! Wishing you much happiness in 2017. Love the stamp package 😉

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  81. HAPPY NEW YEAR! What a fun hop! Thank you for the chance to win such great prizes! I would prefer the stamping package.

    This year I look forward to stamping more often, and hopefully more often with friends, too. I have met some wonderful people through papercrafting and I relish the time I get to spend with them.

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  82. Love this card!
    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!! I'm hoping to win the stamping prize!

    What I look forward to this year…
    Since I broke my leg on 11-10-16, I am so looking forward to healing and becoming strong and mobile again!!! What stinks is, my craft haven is upstairs over my garage!
    Well, happy New Year!!! xo

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  83. I am looking forward to new beginnings. I've had a lot of changes this last year, especially the last two months. I'm hopeful that the next year will be better and I will grow with all the changes to come. I am a stamper from as far back as the 80s so the stampers pack would be my preference 😊

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  84. Awesome card!!I'm looking forward to seeing my daughter go to college! It will be bittersweet for certain! I'm going to miss her sooo much 🙂 I love stamping and I can say I do not own anything you are giving away! Happy New Year !

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  85. I absolutely love your shaker card! So sparkly & festive! I'm looking forward to watching my kids (3,4) growing another year & to being able to make more cards! Happy new year!

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  86. Stunning card! Perfect for the New Year. I was immediately attracted to all the gold. I must keep your card in mind for 2018's New Years card. 🙂 Thank you for the inspiration. In 2017, I'm looking forward to organizing my craft room. I don't know how it got to be such a mess. I've already gotten a good start and am using Evernote to keep my inventory….NO MORE buying duplicates…hahahaha!! Thanks for taking part and the chance at winning your awesome prize. Happy, Happy New Year! 🙂

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  87. Wow, Wow, Wow! Your shaker card is so elegant and sparkly! Absolutely stunning! I Love it! Anyone would have been thrilled to receive this card! Thank you for taking part in the Seasons of Giving Blog Hop and for the chance to win these two great prizes! Happy 2017!

    Sammibug in Ohio

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  88. Happy New Year! I love your shaker card and hope to start making some of my own. I would be interested in the stamping package, thanks for the chance to win.

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  89. LOVE your SWEET Card!! I'm looking forward to getting Organized, being MORE Productive and just ENJOYING being Healthy and Alive!! I want to LOVE EVERYTHING about LIFE!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS New Year!! HUGS!! =)

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  90. Chari, your card is awesome! I absolutely LOVE it! I am looking forward to watching my puppies turn into grown-up dogs. One is currently 8 months and the other is a year and a half and it is so fun to watch them grow! Happy New Year!

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  91. Love your shaker- thinking I may need the fuse tool. I'm looking forward to more card-making in what I hope to make a better craft room. Thanks for a chance to win a terrific stamping prize.

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  92. Wow, I am hoping to be able to make more cards and get them out the door in a timely manner this year. Last year I built up some cards and I need to do more of that, it was nice to be able to go to my card stash and find something appropriate rather than scurrying last minute for a card. I really like your blog. Either prize pack is fine with me if I were to win! Thank you so much for the opportunity.

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  93. I am looking forward to spending more time with my husband since he is working the same schedule as I am starting today! I love the stamp giveaway- looks awesome!

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  94. HIi Chari – Happy New Year!! I am looking forward to taking better care of my self / health – part of that includes getting in my craftroom more since 7t relaxes me!!

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  95. Happy New year Chari :), I love all your work :), I am so looking forward to going back home to Canada to see my kids and grand kids, I married an American and due to the immigration process I have to wait until I get the ok to visit my kids and grandkids, it has been almost 3 years since I seen them, so that is my goal for 2017 and more crafting 🙂 now if I had a choice it would be the stamps cause then I could teach my grandkids how to craft 🙂

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  96. I'm looking forward to stamping more and posting more cards on my blog. A serious back injury has kept me from doing this for the last few years, but I'm finally hoping I can return to my hobby this year! Love your shaker card! Your blog is an inspiration! Happy New Year!

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  97. Im looking forward to seeing more of your work and Lawn Fawn, Ive been MIA and I am ready to get back into doing what I love, which is making cards of course. Stamping is prefered, thank you so much Chari for sharing your talented work.

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  98. In this coming year, I look forward to learning how to watercolor with the set of zig clean color real brush markers my husband got me for Christmas! Happy New Year! Thank you for participating in the blog hop and a chance to win your giveaway. I would love the stamping package!

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  99. What a gorgeous bling-y card! Looking forward to crafting the year away, and trying to keep up with all the fab inspiration!
    I'm more of a stamper and totally in love with your fab prize pack! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  100. I look forward to coloring with my Granddaughter, so I prefer the coloring giveaway but either one will be greatly appreciated. thank you for the chance to win. Happy New Year!

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  101. Firat off id like to say im a NC girl too. Asheville is absolutely my favorite place in NC and I hope to live there one day. I am new to the stamping, card making, coloring thing and super excited to learn new techniques and build on my stamp collection. Right now I only have Christmas stamps. My 6 ur old daughter has even gotten into the stamping and coloring excitement with me. We love watching you tube videos and checking out blogs of all the different techniques there are out there.Happy 2017!!! I would love to win the stamping collection

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