Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Dia de Reyes Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Dia de Reyes Blog Hop!  
If you just hopped over from the super talented Karla, then you're in the right place.  If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Dia de Reyes Hop,hosted by the Amazing Gaby Creates, then click HERE
to start from the beginning.


January 6th is a very special day in the Latin World.  It is a very special day for me as well because my son Danny (my 1st born) was delivered on this special day 14 years ago!! Wow, I cannot believe my oldest turned 14 today!!  Happy Birthday Danny!!

For my project I made this layout.  I love making layouts!  It's what I started out making and then jumped into cards and crafts.  The other thing I like making are digital layouts.  Just recently I started combining both digital and traditional scrapbooking to make a hybrid layout.  





I started off by printing my pictures on my 12x12 photo paper with the background that I want to use.
The program I like to use is Arcsoft Print Creations.
As you can see, it is very plain with no titles or embellishments.
Another great thing about this is you can crop, resize and add any kind of border to 
your pictures to get them just perfect. 




Next comes the fun part!  I get to embellish my page with the traditional technique of scrapping.
Just like any traditional layout, you add anything you like to it...titles, die cuts, journaling, flowers,etc.



I cut the title using Calligraphy Collection (the,gift) and Robots (Perfect).
The flowers are Prima and Recollections.


My 3 Wise Men are cut using my Imagine and Winter Frolic cart.
Added some Stickles here and there for a little bit of bling.


I cut the tag with Tags, Bags,Boxes and More cart.
The journaling is computer generated.

For your next stop, you will be hopping over to the amazing Jessica.  Go check out her amazing project for more inspiration.

My word for Gaby's Grand Prize is  STOP.  


Now, if you are looking for some blog candy, you have come to the right place!
I will be giving away a Designer's Calendar Cart to one lucky follower!!


All you need to do is leave me a comment and you must be a follower! Easy peasy!! (must have a US shipping address).
I will announce the winner using Random.org on Tuesday morning, January 11th (one entry per person).

Good luck to Everyone and thank you so much for stopping by!!

112 comments:

  1. great project! Sweet gift ;)!

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  2. Oh those cheeks!!! He's a cutie...happy birthday Danny!

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  3. I agree the most precious gift you could receive. What a wonderful lay out.
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com/

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  4. Such a sweet layout and what a wonderful gift!
    Thanks for sharing.
    reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

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  5. Happy birthday to your son! Graeat Layout! Thanks for sharing. I love your blog.
    pattig161@yahoo.com

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  6. Cute layout but most of all cute baby. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Beautiful layout! I am one of your newest followers! I love the colors you chose. What a special thing to share with Gaby...both of you having your precious bundles of joy on such a wonderful day! Thank you for sharing your creativity. I am looking forward to seeing what you do next! Melin...CookingWithCricut.com

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  8. Oh wow this layout is absolutely beautiful...Thank you for the chance to win.

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  9. SWEET LO!!!. Happy b-day to your son.

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  10. What an adorable LO and truly a precious gift..thanks for sharing..:)

    nicolle at nicollelovesscrapbooking dot com

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  11. Elsa, your layout is beautiful! Thanks for sharing how you start it all out. Wishing your son a Happy Birthday!

    ~Saundra
    Luvscrappingtogether@gmail.com

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  12. Super cute LO! Your 3 wise men turned out great!

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  13. Oh my goodness. What a cute layout. I love it. Great job. Happy Birthday Danny. Hope you have a great one. What a great day to celebrate.
    Thanks for sharing. Love the layout.

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  14. That is such a beautiful layout! And I love the hand written tag! Thanks for the great blog candy!
    booger1 at tds.net

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  15. This is a PERFECT project Elsa !! Love that journaling, flowers, so cute your picture and those 3 Reyes Magos are Fantastic ! Great Job !

    Feliz Dia de Los Reyes Magos ;-)
    http://www.mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

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  16. What a precious project. Just beautiful. TFS and the chance to win that great blog candy!!
    kathlee154@gmail.com
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  17. This takes my breath away! What a precious gift you received on this day! Truly fabulous! xxD

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  18. I love your layout. It is stunning. The hybrid scrapping is really interesting to me. Unfortunately, I do not live in the US, so I will not be a participant in your blog candy. Thanks for sharing your work.

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  19. Wonderful layout, and georgeous baby.

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  20. WOW! Gorgeous layout! Fabulous job girl!!

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  21. Happy Birthday to Danny!!! You have made a wonderful layout! Awesome job on it!

    Already a follower, thanks for the chance at that cartridge!
    Phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  22. Happy Birthday Danny!!
    Already a follower. Love your layout.

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  23. Beautiful LO! Happy Birthday to Danny! TFS

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  24. Nitza dice: Que bonitoooooooo. Gracias por compartir. Feliz dia de los reyes magos.

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  25. What a cute blog! I am very new to crafting as well as blogging and love your ideas. Thank you for allowing me to get inspired.

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  26. What a beautiful layout. I have never tried hybrid scrapping but am going to have to look into it. Happy Birthday to your son.

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  27. Happy Birthday Danny!!! What a gorgeous and perfect layout! Its really beautiful! TFS!
    hugs,
    joni

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

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  28. Fantastic LO, beautiful and what an extra special day!!!

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  29. Hey Girlie, Such a precious layout and a precoius gift!! It's my bros b-day today too:) I love all the detail you added to the hybrid layout!! I MUST try the the hybrid layouts:) I just LOVE your amazing work girl!!!!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  30. Happy birthday to your son. Lovely layout.
    Cherylann (prinkles)
    prinkles@woh.rr.com

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  31. Elsa,
    Your layout is beautiful!
    Happy 14th birthday to your son!!!

    I really can use layout ideas, I am new to scrapbooking and need all the help I can get:)

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win the calendar cartridge.
    I am already a follower, love your work:)

    elainer@cinci.rr.com

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  32. Such a great idea! I love digital scrapbooking and also love to play with paper, never thought to use both together! Thanks for the inspiration and Happy Birthday to your son!
    mcclusks at bellsouth dot net

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  33. Beautifull project!
    Happy Birthday to Danny :)

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  34. Happy Birthday to Danny! I love your layout. It will be treasured forever. TFS {Hugs} Peggy
    Stampnmore at aol dot com

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  35. Happy Birthday to you son! What a precious gift!

    Your layout is so sweet! TFS!

    Ro
    littlemissfattypants at yahoo dot com

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  36. Such a cute LO, I really love where you took your 3 kings project! TFS and Happy Birthday to your little one!

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  37. Happy Birthday Danny!
    I Love how your LO turned out!
    new follower:)
    ~Kim
    httpcrazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com
    kfordyce6638 at gmail . com

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  38. I think your layout is wonderful and so true! Children are a great gift

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  39. I love the LO. Thanks so much for the chance to win this beautiful cart.
    mkds312@hotmail.com

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  40. Aaw, I LOVE this layout!!! So sweet :) What a fun idea and a perfect gift... hope he wasn't in your shoe, LOL!

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  41. I love your layout. You were certainly given a beautiful gift of the birth of a son, ;) Dawn RI
    abosoffit@hotmail.com

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  42. I tried to become a follower as I like your work, but its not there to click on. Dawn RI

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  43. Feliz Dia de los Reyes!!! I love this layout it's very cute tahnks for sharing!!!
    Love
    Karla Urea

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  44. Love the layout and I'm not a new follower....CUTE little boy!!! AWWWW

    Patti ross
    rossfam@wildblue.net
    www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com

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  45. Happy Birthday to your son! Love your layout! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  46. I am a follower and just love your precious layout. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  47. very sweet layout and a beatiful baby(God Bless him)! tfs! Dina arm1997@msn.com

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  48. Love your blog!

    http://bugalooscraproom.blogspot.com/

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  49. great layout! happy birthday to your baby! tfs! I became a follower and thanks for the chance to win!
    esigmon at cox dot net

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  50. Your hybrid page turned out sooo good! Love the embellishments you added. Don't put me in the running for your awesome candy you are giving away. I have that fabulous cart already :)

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  51. I love your blog and your LO! It's beautiful!
    ang20marie@yahoo.com

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  52. I am so wanting to try this method of scrapbooking. You have inspired me.

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  54. que lindooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! me encanto, te quedo super dulce!!!

    feliz dia de reyes!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  55. Oh my gosh, this is such a cute LO!!! I love it!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  56. This layout is the best! Happy Birthday Danny!

    April
    nginerd at gmail dot com

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  57. Super Cute Elsa.. love the mix... Happy Birthday to your boy!!

    TFS..

    ivette

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  58. Beautiful lay out. I too have a January birthday - 19th. This cart would make a great birthday present. AND it is on my wish list.

    VinDeeLoo
    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

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  59. BEAUTIFUL LAYOUT


    http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

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  60. wowowow this is a great pageeeeeeeee, love it, and babi is adorableeeee, wow!!!! Kisses from México Amigaaa :)

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  61. wowowowow it's a great pageeee, love ittttttttttttttt!!!!!! Baby is adorableeeeeeee!!!! Kisses from México Amigaaa :)

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  62. Love your project! The photos are so adorable and I love all the little details!

    Question for you....what printer are you using for the 12x12 photos? Can you email me and let me know.

    Thanks.

    Nicole T.
    niclax13@gmail.com

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  63. What an adorable LO !!! And your message is so sweet !!! Martha C.
    mcaballerobrito@hotmail.com

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  64. oh what a precious gift! :) my Ds was born a week before christmas. It seems our family has 3 in December! lol I lvoe your layout and such a sweet message! I need a 12x12 printer! too bad the imagine won't do them too.

    http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com

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  65. So adorable - the layout and your precious baby boy! Happy birthday to your Danny!
    rdunham@q.com

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  66. I absolutely love your layout! What a cute baby!

    ~Lauren
    queen_lade at yahoo.com

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  67. a special gift indeed. Cute LO

    kristi_kaye at sbcglobal dot net

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  68. Elsa this is so special. What an adorable baby. The layout is very special. TFS

    Kathryn
    wamfamily at surewest dot net

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  69. Very nice layout! Thank you for sharing!

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  70. That certainly is the best gift ever on a celebration day!! Time sure does go by fast (I will have a 14 year old in a few months too). Your layout is really nice and your pictures are great!! Thanks for sharing.
    gaudet5 at rogers dot com

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  71. What creativity, and was that your handwriting on the tag? If it was then can you teach me how to write like that it is gorgeous!!!

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  72. Wow just wonderful. Just awesome. And what a Gift that only God can give. Beautiful.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  73. Elsa, that is one amazing sweet story. I love your hybrid LO, I started digital scrapbooking about a year and a half ago and loving it.

    -- dalis
    alidalis AT comcast DOT net

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  74. AWWW..this is sooo cute what a great idea !


    the condes at gmail dot com

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  75. you layout is adorable! and that little one so precious!
    kacee
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

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  76. that LO is cute. and that baby pic is adorable. thanks for the chance to win some candy
    yuveria@yahoo.com

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  77. Happy Birthday to your son Danny!!! My moms due date for me was supposed to be January 6th, I decided to make it the 3rd though :) Such a precious layout, thanks for the inspiration and the chance at a great giveaway I would love to have that cartridge!!!

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  78. OMGoodness, what a cutie!!!!!!!
    Such a precious baby!!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win a prize!

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  79. Beautiful LO I love the hibrid idea need to truy it TFS

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  80. Your project is very beautiful!! Awesome celebration!
    Susan
    lavenderangel@centurytel.net

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  81. Love the layout. I just started digital scrapbooking and I was thinking about using both techniques and I just love the way yours looks. TFS
    cureta2 at yahoo dot com

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  82. Your layout is so very sweet. Happy Birthday to your son.

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  83. i'm a new follower. Love your layout. So great TFS.

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  84. Gorgeous layout. Love it.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  85. Hi! I'm Canadian so I can't win the cartridge, but just wanted to tell you anyway that your layout is beautiful! Have a great day! :-)

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  86. what an adorable layout! and of course such a sweet gift! :)

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  87. just wanted to tell you anyway that your layout is beautiful!
    Rebecca Minor
    Buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  88. you are right!!!! This IS the perfect gift!!

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  89. Sweet LO, and sweet baby pic..they grow up sooo fast. Happy Birthday to your "baby"..TFS!

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  90. Happy birthday to your son!! Love your layut!! Beautiful! Hopping along...stacy h-w
    http://scrapwithstacy.blogspot.com

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  91. First and foremost I want to wish your son Danny Happy 14th birthday!!!
    What a special LO!!! I am sure it will be treasured in years to come!!
    TFS!!!

    ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    Rexann

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  92. Beautiful layout and gorgeous baby. TFS.

    kiwie_70@yahoo.com

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  93. Your baby is beautiful and so is your layout. Thanks for sharing.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  94. Happy birthday 2 UR son. great layout

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  95. wonderful work.nice designing. very creative

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  96. good job. Happy birthday 2 ur boy.

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  97. What a stunning page. They are truly the most amazing gifts, aren't they? I am a follower. TFS

    michelle

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  98. Awwwwwwwwwwwww so special! And Happy Bday to Danny and Happy Birthing Day to you Elsa!!!!


    Such a gorgeous layout full of memories!


    xxCarlene

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  99. AWWWWWWWWW! I absolutely LOVE it! How adorable! What a wonderful gift! :)

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  100. Awww such a wonderful LO for this hop! Such a cutie!

    TFS!

    {{HUGS}}

    tjsgal at gmail dot com

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  101. That is indeed a perfect gift.

    http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com/

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  102. My grandma's Birthday is on Dia de Reyes too!! I gave birth on Mother's Day so I know that for some reason it makes a special day extra special!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  103. Love your layout, it is so pretty and you would never know it was a combined project. Thanks for the chance to win, although I don't have US shipping address I will happily pay the shipping
    kimthompson68 at sky dot com
    Kim xXx

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  104. Elsa,

    Happy belated birthday to your son, Danny!!! :) (My birthday is the 6th, too!) I love your layout and would love to win the Designer's Calendar Cricut Cartridge (I went to buy it at Michael's just yesterday, but it wasn't one of the ones on sale)!

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win (you're so generous!),

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  105. Such a sweet layout...I miss those days when my kids were babies..
    I'm already a follower...
    Happy Birthday Danny!
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com

    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  106. Happy Birthday to Danny. This really is a special day!!
    Hybrid scrapbooking is a great way to scrap. I must look into thy because I have waaaaaaaaay to Many pictures floating around.
    Thanks
    Jess :)

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