Friday, February 11, 2011

For The Love Of Ants!

Here we are... almost Valentine's Day - WOW! I created this LO because my daughter absolutely LOVES ants!!! I am not sure why and will probably never know - lol! She has even gotten bit by a few, but still LOVES them and lets them continue to walk all over her... it's a form of entertainment for her!



Supplies:
Urban Lily Paper and chipboard
Sassafrass Lass journaling spot
Helmar Adhesives Quick Fix Adhesive Runner, Craft Glue and 450 Quick Dry

Now for the FUN stuff - Prizes!!!

To win one of the three prize packages, you must comment on each of the blogs to enter to win. Please follow Urban Swank as well if you are not a follower yet :) You won't want to miss out on the Design Team Call *winks*

Here's how to participate & win:

  • Read today's post
  • Comment on this post
  • Make sure you are a follower
  • Hop to the next blog (link list at the bottom)
  • Repeat steps 1-3 on each blog!

What you could win:

  1. Grand Prize Winner
    1. PSA Essentials custom stamp, 1 Peel & Stick pack, 1 ink, 1 alignment tool.
    2. Purple Onion Designs Love Stamp set
    3. Really Reasonable Ribbon 3 Month Club Membership
    4. Nikki Sivils Prize Package ($30 in retail value)
    5. Prima Box ($40 in retail value)
    6. Helmar USA Craft Glue, Scrap dots, Quick Dry Adhesive and Gem Glue
    7. Urban Lily kit of papers and embellishments
  2. Runner-up
    1. PSA Essentials custom stamp or Peel & Stick pack of choice & 1 ink
  3. Third place runner up
    1. PSA Essentials custom stamp or Peel & Stick pack of choice & 1 ink

HOLY COW!!! Great prizes hey??

Now head on over to the Helmar Blog!

168 comments:

  1. Wonderful inspirations! Colors & ideas inspiring me: thanks for sharing!
    Barbara from Milan, Italy

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  2. Omg!! Too funny about the ants!! What a brave little girl!!:) Love your layout!! TFS!! (yost531@msn.com)

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  3. What a cute layout...isn't it funny how people become attached to certain animals/insects! I love frogs, my grandma loves cows...just sayin! TFS

    kimsheppard6 at hotmail dot com

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  4. gorgeous! i love to win something and participate in this hop! lovely work!

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  5. wow what a gorgeous layout...just devine. Now a follower too :)

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  6. This layout is so pretty! I'm loving the stitching :)

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  7. Great blog hop!!!! I love your LO, the stitching is fab and such a cute photo.xxx

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  8. It's so cute your daughter likes ants! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Wow! :) such cute layout! thanks for sharing :)

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  10. Lovely spring colors! So cute...

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  11. Hi; that's a strange love your daughter has; ants!! Well; I guess we are all individuals and are different - how boring it would all be if things were otherwise!

    I'm in for the bloghop and am a new follower!

    La Vikinga / Charlotta

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  12. Beautiful layout! I love that paper!

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  13. Happy bloghopping :D
    Gorgeous LO..
    Hugs Johanna

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  14. Adorable page....even if the story is icky....LOL! Thanks for sharing...I think...now I've got the willies....

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  15. Yes your are right - great prizes! Thanks for sharing your project. She is adorable. Lucy

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  16. OOO, I'm first here! what's a fun project and a great chance to meet new peaople and know sonething more around the world! and prizes - thanks for the chance!.
    I became a follower with a pleasure, so many inspirations already found...
    Good luck to all!

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  17. I'm going to get my sewing machine out this weekend! Love the stitching!

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  18. what a lovely layout! Off to continue with the blog hop. :)

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  19. Love the LO. I am a new follower. What a great hop this was. Short and sweet. What awesome prizes.
    Hugs,
    Melissa D
    mkds312@hotmail.com
    www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

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  20. Cute layout! I'm loving all the great projects along this hop :)

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  21. What a cute LO! Thanks for a chance to win! I'm a follower.

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  22. Great blog hop, love your scrapbook page. Dawn x

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  23. What a silly girl loving ants!! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  24. Lovely layout... But ANTS... omg. Kreepy crawlys aint my cup of tea =) I can now proudly call myself one of your newest followers =)

    Hugs from Lilli =)
    l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com
    www.crazycardmaker.blogspot.com

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  25. Am now a follower and boy am I glad....you have an awesome blog and I loveeee what I have seen so far....thanks for a great hop this morning and I am very much looking forward to getting a few free hours later to just drool all over your blog...so if you see some puddles in the morning, um, that was just me!

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  26. Hello!
    What a great blog hop!
    The layout is adorable! The papers are yummy too!
    I would soooo love to win your awesome prize!
    I am now a follower!
    Hope you will drop by MY BLOG, take a peek around and maybe even follow me too! ;)
    Hugs,
    True :D

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  27. Beautiful layout, crazy what kids like and dislike. My son likes all kinds of insects but not cats! TFS
    Carol
    clworkman4 at gmail dot com

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  28. BEAUtiful! LOVE that stitching!!!!!

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  29. I just found your wonderful place on the net! Thank God for the blog hopping adventures! Love your projects!

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  30. I love your layout with all the soft colors, really beautiful! TFS :)

    dilsaverdesigns at yahoo dot com

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  31. Beautiful LO. You have another happy follower. Hope to win!!!

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  32. Ants? Like the layout, but don't like bugs.

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  33. What a beautiful layout and picture.

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  34. too cute about the ants, I am a Ladybug lover literally save the ladybug kind of gal.. Can't wait for spring I have about a million hibernating in my basement :) just kidding but that is sweet..

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  35. i love the look of muted pastels on any paper craft project~ cute layout.
    thanks for the inspiration and the opp to win the great stuff :)
    Linn

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  36. I love your LO - even though I definitely DON'T love ants (shudder)! LOL The stitched stems are great, and I'm admitting right now that I'm going to steal the idea! :) I'm a new follower and look forward to seeing more.

    ~Thanks, Esther
    esthert119 at yahoo dot ca

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  37. Nice layout and story about ANTS :D Kids are so funny sometimes and it makes a great memory. Thank You for being in the hop and sharing.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  38. Great layout. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  39. ooohhh. love the urban lily paper. way cute.

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  40. Adorable layout!! I'm now a follower!

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  41. Love the layouts
    Thanks for sharing

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  42. Great layout! I am a new follower!

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  43. Just a fabulous layout design (and what a cutie in the photo!)

    I just found your blog and am now a follower - so very nice to meet you!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  44. Too cute about the ants--this will be a treasured keepsake!

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  45. Your blog is awesome!!! what great ideas!!!!!
    I love the Urban Lily paper!

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  46. Very cute, and the layout is nice too LOL!! Gorgeous paper, love it. Hugs, Frea

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  47. This is so cute! I love your stitching.

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  48. LOL! Ants= ewwwe!! But the ideas and creations are gorgie!!
    XOXO

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  49. Beautiful layout! The paper is beautiful along with your subject(little girl). My kids like ants too. thanks for the inspiration.

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  50. Wow...what a great hop. It's are very funny! :-)))

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  51. such a cute layout thanks for sharing & inspiring

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  52. Cute LO and story. Does she have an ant farm???

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  53. I'm a new follower :) LOVE that layout!!! It's so much fun!

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  54. Fabulous giveaway! I love this LO - what an adorable little girl you have :) I am a new follower and loving what I have seen so far!

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  55. Love the ants layout! Now I'm following....

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  56. Your very pretty LO reminded me of my niece. She learned about good aunts and bad ants one day in the yard, LOL.

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  57. Awww, cute LO, it gave me an idea for my worms LO. Cheers!

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  58. What a super cute layout!! I love the stitched flourishes!!

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  59. What an adorable layout! I've never been a big ant lover, they are interesting to look at but I never like them walking on me!

    I am now a follower of your lovely blog and look forward to future posts :)

    Samantha xx

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  60. Love your layout...your daughter is so stinkin cute. To funny about the ants...lol
    I'm now following your blog. Thanks for sharing.
    hugs,jen
    jennyscards.blogspot.com

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  61. Lovely Layout! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  62. Really cute layout. I have similar pictures of my daughter with worms. They make the cutest girl layouts.

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  63. Thanks for sharing your layout, I look forward to more inspiration from your site.

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  64. So lovely LO! Thanks for the inspirations and the giveaway! I´m a followr now!

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  65. great page layout...I just love yellow. thanks for the fun blog hop.

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  66. im luvin all the love!!

    mitch1066@gmail.com

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  67. My very first Blog Hop....what fun! and what artist doesn't LOVE to see eye candy?!!! I love the inspiration and opportunity to win some wonderful art supplies...TYTYTY!

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  68. Cute layout! Hope you teach her that the Red Ants are not nice ants though. Great blog hop!

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  69. Cute layout and so funny (in a good way) that she loves ants!

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  70. Very beautiful layout! Your daughter is adorable.

    TFS this great project!

    Becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

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  71. Cute layout and Awesome prizes.

    Sharon

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  72. What a cute LO! Loves ants huh? Hmmm, well, I love frogs and honey bees. LOL

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  73. Gorgeous layout! That is too funny about the ants. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the hop!

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  74. Cute layout and I'm not a follower :)

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  75. Love your layout. Great blog candy. TFS. and a chance at winning.

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  76. Adorable little girl on a sweet layout! I love that paper! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Blessings Bernie

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  77. This layout is just adorable (as is the little girl). Love the ant. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  78. Cute layout! I am so new to blog hopping but I did it! Thank you for participating and for the chance to win! I hope I do!

    Joanne Cheng
    jv.cheng@hotmail.com

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  79. beautiful layout ! I'm a new follower:)

    the condes at gmail dot com

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  80. Simple, cute, good idea to capture

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  81. Cute page and love the stitching!

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  82. Beautiful layout!
    I'm a new follower..Would love it if you checked out my blog.
    Thanks for a chance to win!
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com
    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  83. Oh my goodness I'm totally the opposite I don't like ants..although I do have to admit when I met my boyfriend now husband I pretended to like bugs because he was a biologist to get his attention..but now days no way no how do I like bugs.( I know it was shameful) but it's funny what you will do for Love..but that is just too cute about your daughter..
    I just became a new follower..and would love it if you checked out my blog.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com
    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  84. fun LO...thanks for the chance...off to become a follower!

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  85. What a lovely LO! Great picture - you have a darling daughter. I really like the light colors and how they show off the most important parts - the journaling and the picture!!

    Hip Hop and Awaaaaayyy!

    (New Follower)
    Email: QC Kelsey
    Visit Blog: Crystal Case Creative Creations

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  86. Gives me the idea to do a layout on my bff's unreasonable FEAR of ants! Too Cute

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  87. Such an adorable LO. Ants? Really? So much fun. Following you now, too. Great hop!

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  88. Cute layout. Too funny about the ants.

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  89. Very cute layout!

    http://samanthascricutcreations.blogspot.com/
    samanthascricutcreations@live.com

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  90. Such a fun page - thanks for sharing!

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  91. that is an adorable layout!! thanks so much for sharing!!! ants are an unusual "lke" for littel girls..ha ha ha..cute!
    brenna
    rbanderson@live.ca

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  92. Tina M
    What a darling little lady! Your projects are beautiful, thank you for sharing them with me.. Thanks for the great chance to win some wonderful product!
    st_mccall@yahoo.com

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  93. Great layout and the DP is cute. Funny about the ants...kids, go figure.

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  94. Love the layout, awesome job!! I checked out you product line on Scrap-Tastic, and I really liked what I saw!! Thanks so much for a wonderful blog hop!!

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  95. Ants? She loves ants and lets them crawl on her? Thank goodness you made this adorable layout because she probably won't believe it when she's older!

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  96. What a cute layout, thanks for sharing

    http://auntiemargsblog.blogspot.com/

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  97. Love the colors.
    username at yahoo dot com

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  98. Fabulous layout and great blog hop. Thanks!

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  99. cute layout! thanks for sharing! *hugs* steph :)

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  100. Love this layout....thank you for the inspiration and for participating in this blog!

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  101. Love the ants! What a great layout :) Thanks for sharing...

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  102. This has been such an inspiring and fun hop.

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  103. I love the layout. Your daughter is adorable, but ants? I kind of get the shivers thinking of ants crawling on me. She's a brave little girl!
    mary3mom at yahoo dot com

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  104. Fab LO - amazed your daughter still likes ants after being bitten! Thanks for the hop. x

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  105. Your Lo is fabulous, the colors warm me, hurry up spring!!
    CindyM
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  106. Loving the inspiration

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  107. Love, love Me do! I'm loving what you do!

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  108. I always love a blog hop- I visited every one's blog and tried to leave comments on each one, however 3 do not seem to be accepting my comment- I write a comment and when I click on post all that occurs is the little "circle" goes around but the comment goes nowhere. The 3 I was unable to post on were Helmar Designs, Prima, and Purple Onion. I did enjoy visiting all the blogs and seeing the great projects- thanks!

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  109. So cute! Thanks for the chance to win - this has been an awesome blog hop!

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  110. Love the ribbons! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  111. I am now a follower. Such great products.Thanks for the opportunity to win such great products.
    http://gerriherbst.blogspot.com

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  112. Beautiful layout!

    thanks!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom
    I'm following!

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  113. I'm another brand new follower. It's fun reading all the comments. I love the scrapbook page. Very clever!!!!

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  114. My posting disappeared. First time doing this so guess I messed up. Love the ideas ladies!!!

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  115. Love your LO! The strips on the top and bottom plus the patterned alphas really draw the eye to the adorable pic. (What a sweetie!)
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

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  116. Your paper is always so beautiful. Love that you used a black and white photo.

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  117. ok..i won't lie..ants freak me out! There's just something about all those little legs..your layout is fabulous though. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  118. Great hop. Thanks for the give-away.

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  119. Love the especially cute layout!I'm a new follower. Thanks for the love blog hop! Mary

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  120. That is funny!!! But not unheard of, my boys love cows but hate insects!!!

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  121. kids do the wierdest things but thats the fun of being a kid. Iliked the Lo and the cute explanation...Dawn RI
    abosoffit@@hotmail.com

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  122. I love the treatment she gave to her title letters!

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  123. What an adorable layout....she's such a cutie!! Love the stitched flowers stems!!

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  124. following ya! Great designs loving the hop!

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  125. so cute thanks for the hop and the info!!

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  126. Great work!!!!Everything is so cute!!!!Thanks for the opportunity to win these awesome prizes!!!

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  127. Great project.
    I'm already your follower :)

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  128. Such a pretty page! Love the stitching and the fresh colors. :o)

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  129. I just adore your layout it really super sweet
    your product line is truly awesome
    Thank you for sharing your company with us today really got the word out about your papers
    The Scrapbooking Queen
    www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
    thescrapbookingqueen1@gmail.com

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  130. How pretty! Love the layout! Thanks for the inspiration. I am a follower.

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  131. Great layout! My niece loves any kind of bugs and always have! LoL

    Kristin
    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

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  132. Wow!!! I love this layout!! It's soo cute and beautiful!!! Stunning!!
    I love the alpha that you use for the tittle!!!
    Hugs.
    Lívia Andrade

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  133. Great prizes and love your LO! so cute!

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  134. Never thought of Valentine's Day and ants,but I guess they need love too!

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  135. FAbulous layout! its so cute! i love ants..ok in a goodway! I love my antsy punch! You gave me a wonderful idea to do a layout with it!following you now!

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  136. Beautiful LO! Thanks for sharing!

    April
    nginerd at gmail dot com
    http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

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  137. Thanks for the blog hop

    WHat a great idea ANTS!!!!!!!! can be used almostyear round and eveyrone would smile on seeing it

    Jann

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  138. Thanks for the blog hop

    ANTS what a great idea for the focus point.

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  139. Thanks for the blog hop

    ANTS what a great idea for the focus point.

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  140. Really cute page. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  141. Cute layout! I love kids they are too funny when they are little :) TFS!

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  142. that is so funny about your daughter! Me I liked the frogs when I was little lol such a cute LO tfs

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  143. Great layout! Thanks for a chance to win!
    www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com

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  144. Ants?!?! ick!! I am not a friend of lil bugs myself! lol. Great layout. Thanks for the awesome hop lineup! Wonderful to find all these sites!

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  145. i love taking part in the blog hops it gives you a chance to see various artists work thank you for the chance

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  146. What an adorable layout! Great hop and I'm now a follower to see what you're up to all the time! :)

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  147. I never met a little girl who liked ants... what a cutie!!

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  148. Wonderful designs and an awesome opportunity to enjoy some wonderful supplies. TY so much.
    Peace Out and ART ON!

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  149. Cute layout and cute girl! (Tho I'm a bit frightened of insects, so I can't say I share her love. LOL)

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