31 December 2016

Blog Anniversary + Season's Giving Blog Hop & Giveaways!


Happy New Year! Every January 1st I greet you with a full heart, thankful for a new day that marks in so many ways a new beginning, not only for a new year but also for new projects and personal goals. Today also marks a special significance in my calendar because this month I celebrate my Blog Anniversary! It's been 3 years since I first had the courage to write my first post. I've grown so much creatively that all I can do is share my joy and gratitude with you, my followers, with a massive celebration!

Best of 2016


One of the things that motivated me to jump in and start sharing my love for crafting with the world was an exciting online event... The amazing group of blogs that come together every year to celebrate the Season's Givings Blog Hop! So why not merge two awesome events into one incredible giveaway?

Today, to help me celebrate, some wonderful friends from the industry and I have come up with over $100 in prizes! I am giving away 3 prize packages to 3 lucky winners! For a chance to win:

1. Subscribe to my blog newsletter -on sidebar- and confirm your subscription -to be sent to your email-.
2. Subscribe to my social media -on sidebar-. You can find Graciellie Design on Facebook, Instragram, Twitter and Etsy.
3. Comment below and tell me your goal for 2017!


-Prize #1-

Paper Temptress
$25 gift card

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
$20 gift card


-Prize #2-

Sunny Studio Stamps 
$20 gift card
*See shipping restrictions here.

Gina K. Designs 
$25 gift card


-Prize #3-

Therm O Web 
$50 Decofoil Package
*Winner can pick their favorite foil colors!
Graciellie Design 
$20 gift card

Next in the list is the talented Stephanie Klauck! If you got lost along the way, check the complete blog hop list below.

Season's Giving Blog Hop





































































----- Gracie Chavez -----








I wish you a great new year... Hope it is a crafty one too! Please don't be a stranger! I look forward to a fun and creative 2017, with lots of project ideas and inspiration to share with you! Be sure to check your email subscription as we will be announcing the winners of today's prizes very soon! (You can always check on the winner's list under the free content tab.)


137 comments:

  1. Happy New Year!
    Creating a more user friendly craftroom!

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  2. Hi, Gracie!
    Your cards are always SO unbelievably amazing, and I thank God for allowing us to meet here in blog land. I've been so inspired by your art, and I wish you and your family a wonderfully awesome 2017.
    Thanks for taking part.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  3. Beautiful cards! I look forward to more time in my craft room in 2017! Also spending time with family.

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  4. Beautiful cards. This year I want to continue following you for inspiration and to get into mixed media a little more than I did in 2016.

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and artistry; you inspire me so much. My crafting goal for 2017 is to try to create at least once a week. Doesn't seem like a lot but balancing work, my family, and taking care of my mom leaves little time for anything else but crafting freshens my soul so it's important.

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  6. I subscribe to your blog, follow you on Instagram and you are a favorite on Etsy.
    My goal this year is to be more productive with my card making for our church card ministry.

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  7. Happy New Year!! Thank you for your generosity and for your round-up of your favorite cards. One of my goals for this year is to practice watercoloring so I am more comfortable with it.

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  8. I am not sure if this is for 3 different chances or what. so here goes. I get your blog. I have liked your FB page. One goal is to loose weight.

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  9. Your cards are so very gorgeous and inspirational.
    I follow on FB now

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  10. One of my goals is to loose weight

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  11. Thanks for sharing your 2016 projects.love seeing the summary. 2017 goals are to be more organized and efficient.

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  12. Thank you for the chance to win. I have been a blog subscriber for over a year, and I just started to follow you on Facebook. My goal, since I work full time, is to blog twice a week instead of the one. It's going to be a challenge.

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  13. congrats on 3 years of blogging. someday I hope to start a blog. first I have to take the first step. not there yet. thanks for your generous offering. my goal for 2017 is to spend more time crafting.

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  14. Hi :) I'm following you for a while already and love your creations! Something you don't find somewhere else and everyone of them is gorgeous!!!

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  15. I love all the cards you make and even though I don't always comment on your posts that I am subscribed too, I still admire and look at them. And, I must say you are a most generous person with all those wonderful prizes you are offering. Happy New Year to you as well. Happy Anniversary too.

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  16. My goal is to be more organized! Thanks for the chance to win a great prize pack! Happy New Year to you!

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  17. Happy New Year! I am one of your blog followers and I love your card style. Thanks for your inspiration. I am planning to reorganize my craft room and I already have some ideas. Hope you have a blessed 2017.

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  18. stunning creations!
    amazing giveway!
    thanks for the chance!
    Happy New Year!
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  19. Happy Blogiversary!!!!!!!!! What a wonderful give away!!! I get your emails and follow all your social medias!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  20. My goal is to continue to enjoy paper crafting.
    I'd like to improve and try some new techniques.
    I love your designs. The use of the beautiful
    flowers is wonderful.
    I "like" you on FB and get your posts thru
    e-mail.
    thanks for sharing
    Happy New year
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. My goal for this year is to finish my youngest grandson's Embroidered Christmas Stocking.

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  22. Your designs are always so lovely and I enjoy following your blog (& on FB).
    My goals for this year are to color more and do some mixed media work.
    Thanks so much for your super generous giveaways and hope you have a very blessed 2017!

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  23. Beautiful card and thanks for the chance to win such a great prize package. My goal this year is to improve my water coloring and Copic skills. Happy New Year.

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  24. Wow, beautiful cards. You are so talented. I hope to create a lot more cards this year.

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  25. Very fun prize packs. Have a wonderful New Year.

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  26. I love your beautiful card, Gracie. SO much to see. Thanks so much also for taking part in this wonderful and generous blog hop.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Sierra
    www.sierrasgift.blogspot.com

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  27. Wow! Awesome creations!!! Thanks for taking part to this amazing Blog Hop!!! My crafty goals for the New Year are making my first mini album and more and more cards!!! Happy New Year!!! I'm already a follower of all of your social media!

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  28. My crafty goal is to find more time to play with my craft supplies and to be more creative. I love your elegant card designs.

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  29. My goal is to make more cards and send out more cards! Happy New Year!

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  30. Beautiful cards!
    My goal is to be more creative with my cards.

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  31. Love your creative cards.. Happy new year.. hope to clean my craft room and get myself a healthier body..

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  32. My goal is to accomplish more of the things I like to do AND the things I need to do by using my time more wisely.

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  33. My crafting goal is to make all the cards I send out this year.

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  34. I love your creativity style and have been a long time subscriber of yours. My goal is to finish organizing my crafts and to improve my watercolor skills.

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  35. Happy New Year. Always enjoy your blog and seeing your great ideas. Thanks for being a part of the hop and a chance to win the fantastic prizes. My main goal for the new year is organization.

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  36. Happy New Year - what great inspiration on all the blog posts. My resolution is to spend more time in my craft room doing what makes me happy.

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  37. Happy 2017 to you. My goal is craftroom makeover. This will make me very happy. Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes.

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  38. Your cards are pieces of art - gorgeous! My goal is to be more organized.

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  39. Thank you for the opportunity to win! I would like to lose weight and organize paper crafts.

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  40. My goal is to get & stay ahead, use more ribbon and advance my water coloring skills! Thank you for sharing your talent and being a part of this awesome hop!

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  41. My goal is to spend more time crafting, and less time doing housework. lol.

    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  42. My goal is to make some mini albums. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration. Happy New Year!
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  43. Oh my goodness! What wonderful prize packages!! I am especially enamored over the ThermOWeb prize package as I am a foilaholic! I get giddy just thinking about foil and the amazing things I can do with it!!! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome goodies and Happy New Year! macaskillbarbara @ yahoo .com Fingers crossed!

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    1. I already follow you on all social media sites and am receiving your newsletter also. My crafty goal for 2017 is to think outside the box more and to spread more love around!
      Congratulations on 3 years of blogging! Happy Birthalogiversary! LOL

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  44. I am already getting your newsletter and I subscribed to the social media platforms we share - your designs are gorgeous! Happy Bloggaversary! One of my crafty goals is to start to donate all the cards, wall hangings and bits to some people who could use them :) StampinDiva at yahoo dot com

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  45. Crafty goal for 2017 is to craft more and be better at organizing my projects. Thank you for a great year of inspiration. Happy New Year

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  46. I've been following your blog and stunning work since last year's Seasons Givings blog hop. Your creations are jaw-dropping! Congratulations on your 3rd blogaversary! My crafty goal for 2017 is to learn to do brush lettering. Thank you for the chance to win these amazing and super generous prizes. Wishing you a very happy New Year!

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  47. Beautiful cards! My goal is to paper craft more. Happy New Year!

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  48. I intend to keep producing great cards for my friends.
    Love your style of work. I am signing up to your blog right now

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  49. WOW Gracie, such stunning cards. Amazing giveaways as well.
    Happy New Year!

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  50. Wow!! Beautiful , beautiful work. Can't wait to view your tutorials. Your cards are inspiring and smashingly stunning. So pleased you are on this blog hop. Thank you for the generous give away. ~~blessings Louise

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  51. Love your beautiful Best of 2016 recap!
    I am already an email subscriber! Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous prize!
    My goal for 2017 is to work on organizing my craft room! I am retired now, so I hope to find time to work on that huge project!
    Happy New Year!

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  52. I am already an email subscriber, and facebook follower! Happy 2017!

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  53. What a BIG Blog Hop! I love your cards and hope to learn from your blog. Thank you for sharing!
    My biggest goal is to get more accomplished and that means I need to get better organized.
    XO Nana
    sistika at gmail dot com

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  54. Beautiful work . My goal is to get this good.

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  55. Happy New Year. Thank you for participating in this year's Season's Giving, and offering such a generous prize. Love your gorgeous cards. My goal is to improve imy coloring skills (watercolor and copics)

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  56. Happy 2017 and thanks for the giveaway!
    One of my goals is to try new techniques on my cards.

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  57. Blessings to you this 2017! One of my intentions is to try my hand at art journaling.

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  58. WOW!! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!! I want to have more fun with mixed media!!

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  59. I am hoping to finish all of my unfinished projects this year. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  60. What great prizes!! Thank so much for a chance to win!

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  61. I am planning on sharing my love of paper crafting to raise some funds to donate to some of my favorite charities. Thanks for your inspiration and the chance to win your generous giveaways.
    jpmac629@gmail.com

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  62. Grace I have always loved your style and have been following you since the first time I hopped the Season's Giving 2 years ago! Blessings in 2017! I am hoping to get published by submitting to more print publications this year!

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  63. My goal is to be better organized and use my planner.

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  64. I love your beautiful designs! I just subscribed to your blog newsletter and instagram.. My resolution is to make time to craft more so I can bless others with gifts... Fabulous blog hop! Happy New Year to You!!

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  65. GORGEOUS, all of them!! I want to use my supplies more readily. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

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  66. Stunning cards! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!!

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  67. Happy New Year! My Goal is make and send more cards of kindness and encouragement

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  68. CONGRATULATIONS on your milestone Gracie! HOPE ALL is well with you & yours! MANY BLESSINGS in the New Year! ;)

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  69. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win! My crafty goal is to be more organised and to learn and implement newer techniques

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  70. Stunning collection of cards for 2017! Best wishes for a fabulous 2017!

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  71. Awesome giveaway!! My biggest goal for 2017 is to start using up some of my beautiful (hoarded) patterned paper in projects.

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  72. Congratulations! I am a blog follower!
    My goal - Practice and become better at water colouring!

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  73. Congratulations on the anniversary of your blog, Graciellie! All of the designs of 2016 were fabulous! I know 2017 will be filled with many more. My personal goal for 2017 is to be more willing to receive the unexpected challenges that come my way because I wasn't a particularly nice person in 2016. My darling husband can attest to that! LOL. Blessings to you and your family, Graciellie, in 2017!

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  74. Happy New Year! In. 2017 I want to make more cards for charities and use up my stash of supplies.

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  75. Thanks for the chance to win. My goals this year is to use my stamps in different ways and send more encouraging cards.

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  76. Getting more organized
    ColleenB.~Texas

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  77. You know I just LOVE you, Miss Lady!! Your cards are always soooo AWESOME!!! My goal for 2017 is to take better care of ME. Thanks for the chance to win too!!

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  78. My goal is to create something each week no matter what!

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  79. Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win such a generous prize! Trying mixed media journaling.

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  80. Wishing you a Happy & Healthy New Year 2017!Beautiful creations and wonderful inspiration!! My goal is to make more mini albums with trimmings, pearls and flowers.
    I love all of the pretty embellishments. Also to continue to practice coloring. It helps me when I am feeling stress.Thanks for the chance to win too!
    Blessings,
    Migdalia

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  81. Beautiful cards! Great blog hop-Thank you for the chance to win.My 2017 goal is to do more RAK's.

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  82. Happy New Year!!! Thank you for the chance to win your fabulous prizes. My 2017 goal is to get my stamp room organized and my project is to get my Mom's memorial cookbook done for my brother and I, so that means 2 cookbooks. I've been creating layouts in my head and have been purchasing papers, stamps, stickers, ready to create this book of love, so ready to start.

    Blessings~~
    Catherine

    catherinesangels@yahoo.com

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  83. I am a subscriber and facebook follower. Thank you so much for a chance to win your awesome prize. My 2017 goal is to finish school so I can get back to crafting and doing what I love. Happy New Year!!! hollysilva911@hotmail.com

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  84. I subscribed to your newsletter and to your FB page! My crafty goal for 2017 is to become better at coloring!

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  85. My goal for 2017 is to learn to color with copics.

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  86. Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful giveaway! Your cards are wonderful and I appreciate you sharing your creativity. My crafting goal is to be ahead of the holidays and have cards ready. Happy New Year!

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  87. Your flowers is amazing. I am a filler to your blog and Instagram . Thanks for your generosity. My goal is to work more on my copic colourings

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  88. Happy New Year to talented YOU!! You do lovely work - all so soft and full of beauty!! I have a goal for this year, it is to make two cards per week and make multiples of cards every chance I get!! Have a wonderful night - I just became a new subscriber and followed you on Facebook!!

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  89. My goal in 2017 is to complete all projects I start. Thanks for being part of this awesome blog hop.

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  90. Enjoyed seeing your beautiful 2016 cards. Thanks for being a part of the hop and the fantastic prizes. my goal for 2017 is organization.
    gildamc@hotmail.com

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  91. One of my crafting goals is to create 100 scrapbook LOs. Another one is to make all of my Christmas cards for 2017 (first time for this goal.) Thanks for having me.

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  92. Happy New Year! Gorgeous cards you posted so yes, I had to subscribe to your blog and FB. Thank you for participating in the blog hop and giving us a chance to win a great prize.

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  93. What AAAAAHHHHH-Mazing projects from 2016. They are all absolutely gorgeous. I'm in awe of your talent. I came up with a few crafty goals for the New Year. 2017 is going to be THE year I get everything organized in my craft room. I have collected some great ideas from the awesome bloggers I follow and plan on putting them to use! Another goal is to make at least one card or 3D object per week…PER WEEK…that’s a huge goal for me with my work schedule, but I am going to try really hard! I even started a notebook/planner for the projects….which leads me to another goal…keeping up with that planner!!! LOL!! These are my top 2017 goals. Thank you for all your hard work and sharing your creativity. Looking forward to another great year with you. Happy New Year and many blessings to you and your family. - bjlee717"at"hotmail"dot"com

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  94. Your projects are beautiful and I do not make New Years resolutions

    Kathleen

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  95. Gracie your creations are gorgeous.

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  96. I have been inspired by your pretty designs all year long, Gracie! My goals for 2017 are more brush lettering, and more layered stamping! Have a warm and wonderful 2017!
    Michele

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  97. I intend to make birthday cards for my family and friends in 2017!

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  98. My goal is to make a lot of cards so I have them whenever I need them.

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  99. New to your site and Love it! my goal is looking forward to creating my crafting space now that I have plenty of "me time"

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  100. Thank you for your creative inspiration all year long! Happy blog anniversary this month! Im folloing you on numerous social media sights! Thank you for taking part in the Seasons of Giving Blog Hop. Appreciate the chance to win one of your fabulous giveaways! Happy 2017!


    Sammibug in Ohio

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  101. Ooopsie forgot to say that my goal for 2017 is to get healthier and to live each day to its fullest

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  102. LOVE your SWEET Cards!! 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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  103. Your designs are so wonderful. My goal for 2017 is to prepare better for upcoming events and not try to do 100 cards in 2 weeks. Thank you for the opportunity to win and for sharing your talent.

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  104. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations, Gracie! Wish you a happy successful 2017. Wish you much happiness, good health and success in 2017 One goal this year is to increase my weekly gym time from 7 to 8 hours/week ;-)

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  105. Thanks for keeping me "posted" all year long! Happy 2017! I am going to try a craft day with a friend at least once a week!

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  106. My goal is to use my supplies in different ways and send out more cards.

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  107. What an awesome blog you have!! I scrolled down to your last few posts & am so excited to see all the techniques you are doing! Thanks for the chance to win one of your awesome prizes!

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  108. I love your style! Awesome giveaways. I would like to create more in 2017! Following your blog & Instagram! Happy New Year! 🙂

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  109. Gracie, you are so awesome! I love your style! Congrats again on your new bundle of joy! I am sure you are having lots of fun with her. I hope to do more creating in 2017. I want to make more cards and develop my ability to color with COPIC markers and watercolors.

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  110. I just found that I am going to be a grandmother this year, so I plan on working on some baby projects (knitting also!)

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  111. Your cards are always so amazing; so layered and elegant! I'm already subscribed to your newsletter and I'm not on any of the social media sites. My goal for this year is to send out more of my cards. Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous prize!

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  112. So excited to see what you share on Facebook! Getting ready to make tons of cards for tons of people!

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  113. To have fun everyday, even if for only five minutes.

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  114. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary! Hope you have a Happy 2017.

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  115. Thanks for being a part of this great blog hop! I'm following your blog (clayandamy@sbcglobal.net) and on Twitter (@acools). My goal this year is to craft ahead and have a supply of cards to pull from. Happy New Year!

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  116. Thanks for being a stop on the blog hop. I enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to your 2017 posts. My goal is to keep my craft room organized.

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  117. Hi your cards are beautiful I love them all. My goal for 2017 is to keep beibg inspired to making beautiful cards, and being more organised and knowing where to put my hands when I need something for them.
    Kind regards Anne Owens

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  118. My goal is to send out more of the cards I make.

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  119. My goal for 2017 is to go back to Canada to see my Kids and grand kids and to learn more coloring techniques :) , thanks for the chance to win

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  120. Lovely cards. I don't normally play with lots of dimension, so I would like to learn more, but my main goal is to just create more. Thanks for the chance to win some crafty goodies. Have a wonderful and prosperous 2017.

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  121. Happy New Year!! Thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous prize.

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  122. What a great giveaway! I have subscribed to your blog and follow you on Facebook.

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  123. Loving your top 9! They all are beautiful.
    My crafty goals this 2017 are make more and send put more :)

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  124. Your creations are absolutely stunning. I subscribed to your blog newsletter and am now following you on Pinterest and Facebook. My crafty goal this year is to learn how to water color pretty backgrounds for my cards.

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  125. I am looking forward to making more time for my crafting!! thank you!

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  126. WoW!! Those are stunners! But, your cards always are! : ) Congrats on your anniversary! I am already subscribed to your blog and IG accounts. One of my goals for this year is to do more 3d/interactive cards. Thanks for the chance to win one of these fab prizes!!

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  127. To get organized and do videos for my YouTube channel.

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  128. Thank you for being part of this fun hop! I am new to your blog, but I signed up with my email address and I'm following you on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. This year I would like to use more of a variety of products. I tend to get in a rut and use the same types of things over and over. Thank you the generous prizes you have offered and I wish everyone who has entered to win good luck!

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  129. I'm a newbie here and I did sign up for your blog and twitter, your cards are absolutely stunning. I cant wait to see more of them. I will finish organizing my craft room this year. Have a wonderful 2017!

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  130. This blog hop is so much fun. Thanks for the chance to win. I love your blog.

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