Tuesday, May 31, 2011

It's Party Time At... Decorate To Celebrate!! Enter our Grand Announcement Giveaway!!

**This post will stay at the TOP until May 31st.  Please scroll down to see more recent posts.  Thanks for visiting!!**

Welcome to our BRAND NEW Challenge Blog!!  Decorate To Celebrate is dedicated to showing off your decorations (and all things 'party' related) for every celebration!!  We invite you to join us for a two-week challenge beginning June 1st.  We want to see your table decorations, centerpieces, wall hangings, banners, favors, invitations, and more!!  Each challenge will have a specific party theme (from baby to birthday to anniversary to holidays and everything in between!), and we want to see what YOU create using any method you desire -- paint it, cut it, mold it...  use your Cricut, Sizzix, any other die cutting machine (or none!)...  use paper, fabric, wood, glass, tile, florals...  the options are endless -- Show us your creativity!!

While we will have prizes offered for challenges, we also hope to spotlight our talented participants with Guest Designer spots for EVERY challenge!!  If you win a challenge, you will be invited as a Guest Designer for a following challenge -- allowing us to feature YOU... YOUR BLOG... and, best of all, YOUR CREATIVITY!!

For the next few weeks leading up to the announcement of our very first challenge (June 1st!), we are going to be kicking off the decorating and celebrating with inspirations, tips, ideas, tutorials, introductions, and...  oh, yeah!!  A GRAND ANNOUNCEMENT GIVEAWAY!!  How about we get to the giveaway now??

It's a "YOUR CHOICE" prize package!!
One lucky winner can select either
a SURPRISE gift box full of goodies
OR
a $50 Creative Memories Gift Certificate!!

We've got LOTS of ways for you to get LOTS of chances in the drawing!! Here's how:
  1. Become a follower and leave a comment stating that you are now a follower (1 chance).
  2. SUBSCRIBE via email (enter your email in the box on our sidebar and follow the instructions to activate the subscription), then leave another comment stating that you have activated your email subscription (+1 chance).
  3. Add our Blinkie to the sidebar on your blog (copy the code found under our blinkie on the right, go to the 'design' button on your blog, click on 'add a gadget', select 'html/JavaScript', paste the code into the pop-up, click save, and confirm location of the blinkie on your sidebar), then leave another comment with a link to your blog (+1 chance).
  4. Publish a post on your blog about our new Challenge Blog AND Giveaway, then leave another comment with a link to your blog (+1 chance).
  5. TWEET about our new Challenge Blog/Giveaway, then leave another comment -- please include your Twitter name (+1 chance).
  6. 'LIKE' us on Facebook (click the badge on the right), then leave another comment (+1 chance).
  7. Share a link to our new Challenge Blog/Giveaway on Facebook, then leave another comment (+1 chance).
  8. Create ANY new project for any party theme (table decoration, banner, favor, etc.) and link it below, then leave another comment (+3 chances!).

***(5/23/11) Edited to add***
Now, who's ready for some BONUS chances in our Grand Announcement Giveaway???  The original post has been edited to include these extra chances, but we wanted you to know that you have 8 days left to stack up some chances for our $50 Gift Certificate (what would YOU choose with that?  One of the exclusive Cricut Cartridges -- Stork's Delivery, Cheerful Seasons, or Reminisce Accents?  Or maybe a selection of paper, stickers, and embellishments?  A new scrapbook album to fill with fabulous memories?)...  So if you're interested in the BONUS chances, pick one or ALL of these opportunities:

  1. (BONUS)  Leave a comment on EACH of the previous 7 project posts and any new project posts before June 1 (Click on the numbers to go to each post: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7).  If you have already left a comment on any of the previous project posts, those will count as long as you leave ONE new comment on this post telling us to add your chances!!  (+1 chance for each post).
  2. (BONUS)  Leave a comment on ANY or ALL of the current 'pre-challenge' participants projects...  Simply click on the name of each Inlinkz link (under the Grand Announcement Giveaway Post) to visit the projects.  Once you have left your comment(s), come on back and leave a comment here telling us how many projects you visited (you do not have to leave a separate comment for each as long as you tell us how many projects you posted on)!! (+1 chance for each project you comment on).
  3. (BONUS)  Invite your friends to join our Giveaway!!  Share a link to our blog on your blog, facebook page, twitter account, etc. and tell your friends to MENTION YOUR NAME on the Grand Announcement post when they hop over and become a follower -- Not only will they be entered to WIN, but YOU will also get an extra chance for EACH friend you send!! :)  (+1 chance for each friend who mentions your name).
That's A WHOLE BUNCH of possible chances to WIN (so far! -- Keep checking back for additional chances to WIN!)!!  Thanks so much for helping us spread the word!!  This Grand Announcement and Giveaway will remain open until 11:59pm (EST) on May 31st!!

Thanks so much for helping us reach our goal of 100+ followers by June 1st!!  We appreciate YOU!!

191 comments:

  1. I'm a new follower.

    Darlene
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  2. I liked you on FB

    Darlene
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  3. Wow this is very exciting! I am a new follower!
    Jen H
    jholton0503@yahoodotcom

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  4. I added your blinkie to my blog!
    Jen
    theholtonshome.blogspot.com
    jholton0503@yahoodotcom

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  5. I subscribed via email! Thanks for the additional chance!
    Jen
    jholton0503@yahoodotcom

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  6. I "like" Decorate to Celebrate on Facebook! Thanks for so many chances!
    Jen
    jholton0503@yahoodotcom

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  7. Also, shared on facebook/clworkman4

    Thank you Rhonda and Amy for this wonderful new blog challenge, this one will test my creative mind and I look forward to the challenge. TFS

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  8. I'm a new follower. Thanks, Amy for sending me the link -- this is right up my alley! I love to decorate for parties! I truly believe that a successful party is in the special little details.

    ~ Jen @ Musings of A Crafty Mom
    www.gator-4-life.blogspot.com

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  9. I "liked" DTC on Facebook.

    ~ Jen @ Musings of A Crafty Mom
    www.gator-4-life.blogspot.com
    jlhudson2(at)cox(dot)net

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  10. I am a new follower!
    Glenda
    http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

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  11. I'm a new follower...
    smiles...Tammy
    tamminniesdesigns.blogspot.com

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  12. I signed up for you emails.
    smiles...Tammy

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  13. I am looking forward to this one....I love party ideas...
    Like you on FB.
    smiles..always,.Tammy

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  14. I've put your party link on my blog.
    smiles...Tammy

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  15. I subscribed!

    smilesmoore at hotmail dotcom

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  16. I just became a follower!!! Thanks for the chance!!
    reissfam10 at aol dot com

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  17. Just suscribed!!
    reissfam10 at aol dot com

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  18. Your blinkie is on my blog
    reissfam10 at aol dot com

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  19. I am now a follower! I am so excited this page is just what I love doing holidays and decorating for them I think it is better when you make the holiday more fun.

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  20. I have signed up for your email page

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  21. I was follower #3 and I see more are coming since I was here last! Woo hoo!

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  22. I've subscribed through email and activated my subscription. Now I won't miss a post!

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  23. Your blinkie is on my sidebar!

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  24. I just tweeted the good news.
    (Twitter name: KHDykstra)

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  25. I'm now following you too! woo hoo

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  26. I'm not going to miss any thing now, I'm now subscribing.

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  27. I am a new follower looks like a great blog good luck.
    Debbie
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

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  28. This is going to be a fun blog. I am a new follower
    Trish
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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  29. I activated my email subscription
    Trish
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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  30. I liked you on facebook
    Trish
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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  31. I am a new follower.
    mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

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  32. I liked you on fb.

    mmlmn AT polarcomm DOT com

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  33. I'm a new follower.

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  34. I activated my email subscription.

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  35. I added your blinkie to my blog. www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com

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  36. I liked you on Facebook.

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  37. I activated my email subscription

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  38. I linked up my project.
    smiles...Tammy

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  39. I am now a follower.

    jonder@frontier.com

    http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

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  40. I have activated my email subscription.

    jonder@frontier.com

    http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

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  41. I have posted your challenge and giveaway on my blog.

    http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

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  42. I am now a new follower!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

    I am having a Giveaway over on my blog,Check it out!!
    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  43. I am now a subscriber for your e-mails!!

    I am having a Giveaway over on my blog,Check it out!!
    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  44. I'm following! Can't wait for the challenges to begin!
    Tara

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  45. I am a new follower!
    TFS!
    Kathie
    Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  46. I have subscribed via email!
    TFS!
    Kathie
    Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  47. New follower . . . I will be posting a project I created for a baby shower

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  48. Post about your site scheduled for this weekend. :)

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  49. I have published about this on my blog!

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  50. I am a new follower as squiggles87.

    xxsquigglesxx(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. I have activated my e-mail subscription.

    xxsquigglesxx(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I 'like' you on facebook (Stacey B.)

    xxsquigglesxx(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. Glad you ladies started a challenge blog. What fun! I am following so I can play along. I put a blinkie on my blog and posted on FB about your blog so hopefully more will join. Good luck and I look forward to the challenges to come. http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/

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  54. I am a new follower. zoebeandesign.blogspot.com

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  55. I subscribed to your e-mail. zoebeandesign.blogspot.com

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  56. I just uploading a decoration idea for a wedding.

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  57. I added a link for a woodland fairy birthday party.

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  58. I "liked" you on facebook.

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  59. I added your button to my blog!

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  60. I shared your link on facebook!

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  61. Commented on my blog and it is http://purplefuntastickcreations.com/

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  62. Put the blinkie on left side bar below on my blog. :)

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  63. I'm an old follower on your new blog... lol!!!

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  64. Hi! How did I miss this blog? Thanks so much for letting me know. I'm now a follower and will be posting some goodies up.

    This is a great blog. We can share so many party ideas.

    Liz

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  65. I just added your blinkie to my blog. Top right!

    www.mywhichcraft.blogspot.com

    Liz

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  66. HI again! Just posted about you on my blog. How exciting!!
    http://mywhichcraft.blogspot.com/2011/05/decorate-to-celebrate-blog.html

    Liz

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  67. Hi Rhonda! Liz again...lol Just linked up my Zebra Minnie party theme. Are we able to link up more than once? I have a really cute pirate theme party I'm finishing up. :)

    Liz

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  68. Hi Sounds like a fun and creative spot. Just became a new follower.

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  69. New follower :) what a great idea for a blog!

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  70. I linked a project :) Come check it out @
    http://crossmyheartpapercrafts.blogspot.com/2011/05/birthday-princess-cupcake-boxes.html

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  71. New follower linked over from Scrap Happens! This new blog sound great and I love the look!
    Smilez
    Jessica
    http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com/
    strgazrblueyes22477 at yahoo dot com

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  72. Subscribed via email and confirmation received.
    Jessica
    http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailconfirm?k=iOY_51ak3ndLhdb4HEYdRBS5C0U

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  73. Blinkie added (love the fireworks by the way...very festive and getting me in the mood for summer)
    :O)

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  74. Post done.....can't contain the excitement....LOL
    http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com/2011/05/this-sound-so-fantabulous-check-it-out.html

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  75. Tweet done
    here's the link to it
    http://twitter.com/#!/sheltonj224/status/71602520975351809

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  76. Liked you on FB...Jessica Shelton

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  77. Exciting! I plan to visit often! Thank you for doing a giveaway!

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  78. I have posted your Blinkie on my blog right side bar!!


    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com/

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  79. Hi! Love your new blog -- great idea! This is exactly what I've been looking for! I'm a new follower!

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  80. I'm a subscriber -- can't wait to see new challenges!!! Yippee!

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  81. I subscribe via email!
    kacee
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

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  82. Added your blinky
    youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

    kacee
    mcvicwif@Yahoo.com

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  83. I liked you all on FB and left a comment on there~!
    kacee
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

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  84. I linked your FB page and your blog page to my FB!
    kacee
    mcvicwif@Yahoo.com

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  85. Im a follower of your blog
    kacee
    mcvicwif@Yahoo.com

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  86. I left 2 new comments.
    zoebeandesign.blogspot.com

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  87. This sounds like a fun blog! I am a new follower!

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  88. add blinkie to my blog: http://michelesscrapycreations.blogspot.com/

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  89. I am a new follower. I can't wait to see all the fun projects.
    Kerry

    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

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  90. New follower over from Rhonda's blog

    www.tryin2craft.blogspot.com
    lizabratt@yahoo.com

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  91. Signed up for e-mail notifications

    www.tryin2craft.blogspot.com
    lizabratt@yahoo.com

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  92. "Liked" you on facebook
    www.tryin2craft.blogspot.com
    lizabratt@yahoo.com

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  93. added your blinkie to my blog!!!

    www.tryin2craft.blogspot.com
    lizabratt@yahoo.com

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  94. Hi, I became a follower today thanks to Rhonda!

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  95. I added your image to my side bar.
    http://ladybug820.blogspot.com/

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  96. Published a post and linked back to you.
    http://ladybug820.blogspot.com/2011/05/wizard-of-oz-party.html

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  97. I created a project for your challenge blog. http://ladybug820.blogspot.com/2011/05/wizard-of-oz-party.html

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  98. I am a new follower. LOVE your blog! The retirement party idea is awesome!

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  99. I added your blinkie to my blog! www.scrappingmamahen.blogspot.com

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  100. I subscribed to your blog!
    Kristin
    kmkluvs2scrap at gmail dot com

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  101. I posted about your new challenge blog and the giveaway on my blog!
    www.scrappingmamahen.blogspot.com

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  102. I am a new follower:)This is exciting!http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

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  103. I think I am doing the Bonus thingees a little backwards, but I hope that doesn't count against me....LOL! I did another post to spread the word...here's the link
    http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com/2011/05/mondays-dont-have-to-be-mundanesmile.html
    Smiles,
    Jessica

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  105. Just went to all the previous posts and commented.

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  106. Finished #2 on the bonus list!
    I hope my blogger follows go through. I noticed today that I had already followed a lot of the links here from previous days, but I needed to comment and follow again....eek gads, when will blogger be healthy again?

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  107. I am a new follower!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  108. I subscribed to your blog!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  109. I added your blinkie to my side bar
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com
    sierrababy08 dot blogspot dot com

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  110. I liked you on facebook
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  111. Hi there!! Looks like a great challenge starting up! I've become a follower!

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  112. I've subscribed to your blog :)

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  113. I've added your blinkie to my blog :)

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  114. I've linked a post

    http://creationsbykw.blogspot.com/2011/05/dcorate-to-celebrate.html

    I don't have FB or Twitter .. so this is it for me! Thanks for all the extra chances to win! Now it's time to play and link up a creation AND check out the "bonus" fun!

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  115. i just finished looking all 16 pre-challenge participants projects and commented on all of them, i liked them all so much that i became a follower on all their blogs, they all did a great job!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  116. i became a follower and i will put an link in my sitebar
    greetings
    Anita
    http://alle-mooie-dingen.blogspot.com/

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  117. How exciting Amy and Rhonda! What a great theme for a challenge blog! The follow gadget is missing right now (I hope it is not going to be another crazy blogger Friday like the other week)!! I will stop back later so I can follow! Good Luck!

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  118. I'm your newest follower!! Yay go #82 ;0) I came across your blog via FB Love To Crop.

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  119. I did NOT hesitate to subscribe via email!! It has been activated as well!!

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  120. Lookie, lookie... got your badge ;0)
    http://paperpajamas.blogspot.com/2011/05/new-challenge-blog-and-giveaway.html

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  121. http://paperpajamas.blogspot.com/2011/05/new-challenge-blog-and-giveaway.html

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  122. LIKE you on FB, as if I was NOT going to do that anyway lol!! Love this!

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  123. I would have been selfish not to have shared you on FB!!!

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  124. I am a follower!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
    jskoning at msn dot com

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  125. I liked you on FB!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
    jskoning at msn dot com

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  126. I have subscribed via email.

    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
    jskoning at msn dot com

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  127. I have added your blinkie to my sidebar!

    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
    jskoning at msn dot com

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  128. I did bonus comments #11-18

    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
    jskoning at msn dot com

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  129. I shared the link on my blog inviting friends to hop over and become followers and mention my name. #1 bonus--I commented on seven project posts! I linked my project to challenge!
    Thanks Rhonda and Amy!

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  130. I posted about your challenge and giveaway on my blog. Here is the link:
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com/2011/05/its-party-time-at-decorate-to-celebrate.html

    I look forward to your challenge blog, thanks for a chance:)
    Sherrie K
    htp://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  131. Wow! What a great challenge blog! Can't wait to start playing... I am a new follower (#87) and I came from Glenda's blog (http://glendascards.blogspot.com)
    Vivi
    http:vivienpapel.blogspot.com

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  132. I already already subscribe the blog.
    vivienpapel(at)gmail(dot)com

    Vivi

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  133. I post your button in my blog's side bar.
    http://vivienpapel.blogspot.com

    Vivi

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  134. I already comment on my FB page about you and linked the post.
    Vivi
    http://vivienpapel.blogspot.com

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  135. I already visited Glenda Boyd, Tammy S, Sheryl and Stacy.

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  136. I am a new follower. :)

    stars paper passion at gmail dot com
    starspaperpassion.blogspot.com

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  137. I Liked you on FB. :)

    stars paper passion at gmail dot com
    starspaperpassion.blogspot.com

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  138. I have subscribed to you. :)

    stars paper passion at gmail dot com
    starspaperpassion.blogspot.com

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  139. I've subscribed to Feedburner!

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  140. I am a new follower & have your blinkie in my side bar telling everyone to become a follower & join in the fun.

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.com

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  141. Glad to help you meet your goal I have become a follower.

    later tater,
    laney

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  142. I have become a follower and look forward to future challenges. I also put the blinkie on my blog
    http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

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  143. I am a new follower and a new subscriber

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  144. Wow, where did May go? Awesome, you are only 2 away from 100....you'll probably hit 100 before the sun comes up...GOOD LUCK!

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  145. I entered a pary favor in the challenge

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  146. I left 13 comments on fabulous submissions.

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  147. I hope you have reached 100 followers! It is not showing! Great projects have been entered in the challenge. I left comments on 10 submissions.
    Glenda
    http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

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  148. Ok I am a new follower, I subscribed with my email address, and I joined you on the Networked Blogs, and liked you on facebook. Oh and you are my winner for the OWH Blog hop at Graceful Cardmakers. I will be emailing you for your address. Thanks!!!

    Cherie Pemberton
    www.gracefulcardmakers.blogspot.com
    cherielz72@yahoo.com

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Thank you for your lovely comments and entering this challenge!!