Saturday, September 07, 2013

American Crafts Design Team Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to the American Crafts design team blog hop!  Hoping you get to know us more personally and hope you get lots of inspiration and ideas as we scrap and share about ourselves.

Here is my layout about me.
I used a mix of older American Craft papers, picking out ones with subtle colors, mixing bold and simple patterns.  I used the Silhouette to cut circles in different sizes to make the design.  TIP:  A great way to use up those older papers before the new ones come.
I brought in embellishments from current and older lines to compliment the deign and color of my layout.
 I had sketched out how I wanted this design ahead of time.  Used the remote on my camera to get pictures of myself, and used my iPhone and big camera to take photos of little things about me:  I wear the same jewelry everyday, my weight and eating has been an issue since I was a child, currently loving the Game of Thrones book series, and my favorite makeup is Bare Escentuals.
***a giveaway***
I have a mix of of fun goodies from older to brand new CHA to giveaway.  Just leave me a comment by Saturday, September 14th at Midnight Central on this post, telling me a little something about you, and I will randomly pick a winner.  

Next on the hop and more inspiration is:  Erin Stewart


GOOD LUCK and thank you for hopping with us.  Have a great weekend!

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134 comments:

  1. Such a lovely layout about lovely you! :)
    One thing i can share about me is that i have a little fur baby, named Sugar, who is sleeping next to me right now and i takes all my self-control for me not to wake her up to give her a cuddle :P I love animals! :)

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  2. Cant wait to see another year of your ac creations, they are always inspiring!

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  3. Stunning page! :D
    One thing about me, hmm... I love scrapbooking and baking ♥

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  4. wow---what an amazing page!!
    Random fact: I am saving to buy myself a Cameo

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  5. What a great page! I'm kinda new to scrap booking. ;)

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  6. Great feel and textures!

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  7. I've been married 9 years, one 3 year old, and no pets!

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  8. Something about me: I just got engaged this year! :)

    I love your layout! Beautiful and great fall feel.

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  9. Cool embellishments.

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  10. Loving the circles! Gorgeous Patricia!!

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  11. I love the circles! Really Pretty!

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  12. Love the LO! Something about me... I love love love typewriters ^___^

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  13. Love the circle layers. Great work!

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  14. love all the different patterns! something about me? we just got a new puppy! her name is rue :)

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  15. Love Love your work. The layering of circles are awesome!!

    im good with 5hrs of sleep anything more im lazy the rest of the day!!

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  16. I love this beautiful and honest layout! And that you used older collections. I'm always looking for ideas like this. And something about me (& honest since you shared one): I also struggle with weight (even though I'm tiny and most people don't realize it).

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  17. whee, more ideas for my cameo! love the circles.

    sth abt me: im due in jan!

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  18. Such a beautiful layout!! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. great mix of patterns! i have been scrapping since 1997 & i still LOVE it!

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  20. This is very pretty!! I love the feathers!!

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  21. So pretty!!! I love the circles. Something about me - I love aqua.

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  22. I really love your layout and your style! So happy to see you in this amazing DT!
    Marie-Eve

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  23. Omgoodness! What a gorgeous layout!

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  24. Lovely layout - I love the mix of patterns and the circles. I have recently become a follower of your blog within the last couple of weeks as I'm new to Project Life, and think you are very inspirational with yours!! Congrats on the team. Oh, couple of random facts about me: I can write 225 words per minute on a steno machine and my dad made the first flag pole on the moon ;)

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  25. Hello! I love the way you used so many circles on your page. It makes for a great design and a fun way to convey tidbits of info about yourself.

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  26. I love all those circles Patricia!

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  27. So cool how you included photos of all the things related to you! Fabulous page!

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  28. Great use of circles and GREAT layout!!

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  29. I love your layout! Circles in layouts always draw me in! And the patterned papers you used together are all so lovely! Thanks!

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  30. This is so awesome, Patricia!! Love how you used the circle design for your page! And the embellishments you added are really fab!

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  31. love this, I always forget how much I like layered circles until I see it used by someone else.

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  32. I love your circles! And all the photos you used.

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  33. I have been following you about a year.... why? Because you have amazing talent?? No (even though you do)..... because...... I LOVE ARCHIE!! He looks just like my female :) So that's the fact about me... I have a female Archie! LOLOL

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  34. The circles are great! Random fact about me...I have hundreds of paperbacks that I cannot get rid of. Drives my husband crazy (he says they are not 'real' books that you keep) but I've had some since I was about 11yrs old.

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  35. Great page design - it truly is LOVELY!

    Random fact = I've been struggling with my weight (old-aged-spread) but have recently managed to lose 35lbs ... and still going down :-)

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  36. I love everything about this page! Lovely!
    About me: I am a Daschund fan!

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  37. Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself as well as your wonderful talent and creativity with us! Random fact about me: I have lost 80 lbs. since this time last year.

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  38. Love the page--the circles are awesome!!

    Random fact: We have pizza every Saturday night!

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  39. Love your layout! The circles were a great way to go. Fun!
    A little something about me: I love playing softball and volleyball

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  40. So pretty! Love those repeating circles!

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  41. Now this is a FUN way to use up those older papers and make a great page! Something about me - I have a Silhouette too, but the thing I most use it for is letters. And yet...my AC Thicker stash keeps growing. Go figure. ;) Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Love the circles around your photo.

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  43. Love your LO, all those circles coordinate perfectly. One thing about me, I spend hours reading/ visiting scrapbooking blogs every day, and rarely do scrapbook pages. Thanks for the chance!

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  44. oh something about me.. well i love hamburgers.. it is my weakness.. heehee.. totally love your layout.. great designing..

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  45. Love the use of older with newer. I still love all my older stuff and use it regularly. I love reading and scrapbooking and checking out craft blogs!

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  46. Love the use of older with newer. I still love all my older stuff and use it regularly. I love reading and scrapbooking and checking out craft blogs!

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  47. hippity hop hop! I'm loving your blog (new follower here!) - something about me... hmm, well my name is Kait and i'm obsessed with polka dots and coffee! Nice to meet you! x

    http://cafeetpapier.com

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  48. I'm such an American Crafts geek, I LOVE the way you mixed all the lines together. The bottom line is always that good stuff matches with good stuff, period, despite the name and date of the line! What a great layout!

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  49. (Oh, about me... I'm very very very very excited that fall's almost here!)

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  50. I love the brown tones on this page! Beautiful!

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  51. I love all the circles you made!

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  52. patricia, your sketch must have been wow because your layout turned out fall-tastic! the circles add such interest. i'm so excited for autumn.

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  53. Love all theses circles, what a fun LO.
    Something about me: I love to travel and since 2005, I've visited 12 different countries on my travels.

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  54. Oh what a great, bold design! I love the papers you chose, such a great design!

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  55. Those circles are amazing and I really love the hello cluster in the upper corner. very cool! :D

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  56. Love your layout! The circle elements are wonderful! Random fact about myself: My favorite flavor of ice cream is plain old vanilla.

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  57. Love the layout Patricia!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  58. Beautiful layout! Love all the circles and the way you embellished this beautiful page!!
    I'm Lenny ... I'm an enthusiastic teacher, I teach French. I love paper crafting!!

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  59. I just LOVE this design and how you choose to photograph and journal the details! Love your work!

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  60. Wow this is fabulous with all the circles love your photo too..xx

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  61. Your LO is beautiful! Something about me... I find it difficult to scrap circles! LOL! But this LO is an inspiration..x

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  62. Love this circle composition!
    Mm.. I also love silver rings, tiny alphabets and hot tea.

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  63. Really cute layout! Something about me...Someday I hope to be good enough to be on a design team like you! :o)

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  64. Awesome layout Patricia!! Love your design and love that it's about you!!

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  65. Hi Patricia! I loved seeing this wonderful layout about you! Your design is "so you" and I loved learning more about you, too. Absolutely beautiful!

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  66. Hi Patricia! I loved seeing this wonderful layout about you! Your design is "so you" and I loved learning more about you, too. Absolutely beautiful!

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  67. Beautiful layers on an amazing layout! Thanks for inspiring! I am a perfectionist and it is really hard for me to let things go, so it makes to difficult to finish layouts in a time efficient manner!

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  68. I love your design, all those circles and the feathers, it's very lovely. I just recently got back into paper scrapping and I've already accumulated quite a few things lol. I hope I can add more to it soon with this giveaway :). Thanks again

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  69. what a great idea-love this use of circles-gonna try this!

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  70. Your circle photo mat is AMAZING! I love it!

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  71. I adore your layout, thanks for the chance to win.

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  72. this rocks, Patricia!!

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  73. this rocks, Patricia!!

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  74. Great layout. Fact about me I am a mommy to two beautiful kids. Love them!

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  75. Love your layout. Fact about me: I'm a huge Miami Dolphins football fan.

    Terrie Allison
    tallison21@aol.com

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  76. Fantastic combo of papers and elements. I struggle big time with things that don't look really matchy. Love the way you used the scale to represent that part about your, boy can I relate!

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  77. Genius way to use up papers!

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  78. I love the circular element to your layout!! You are amazing! And something about me is that I try to send meaningful snail mail to someone every day!!

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  79. Love all the circles! A little something about me... I have high anxiety. :/

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  80. Oh I like your layout - very original. I can sing in any key. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  81. Just like your title, this layout is lovely, Patrcia! Happy to be on the team with you!

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  82. wonderful layout!!

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  83. BEAUTIFUL beautiful layout! LOVE the circles - and those FEATHERS!!! And something about me? I love any kind of chewy or gummy candy - even better than chocolate!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com

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  84. Your layout is so inspiring. Random facts about me is that I have lived in 2 countries and 5 cities, wanted all my life a dog and in october 15th 2010 my dream came true.

    Thanks for the amazing prize.

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  85. i like your use of the repeating circles. The most recent tidbit about me is that I am a new empty nester.

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  86. adorable page patricia! I too, have struggled with my weight since about age 8. oh how i long to not be overweight. every time i lose 30 pounds i gain it back over the next year or 2. so hard to lose and then keep it off! i jazzercise about 5 times a week, but i like to eat sweets.

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  87. So cute! I love washi tape but once I have bought it, I have a very hard time using it.

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  88. I like the idea of the concentric circles - nice.

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  89. lovely, thanks for sharing!

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  90. I love all the circles, and how nice all the different collections go so well together. Thanks for sharing!

    Erica

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  91. What a beautiful layout - very calm

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  92. So beautiful, I love all the circles!!

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  93. Love love love the little circle photos with the journaling around. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  94. Love your design. The circles are amazing. Something about me--I love my Silhouette Cameo and have over 2000 designs so far.

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  96. I love the layered circles! I like circles, too :-)

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  97. Jolie page colorée. Merci pour le blog hop.

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  98. lovely layot. Greate layered circle. Thanks for sharing

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  99. So nice to see a page about you, Patricia. :) This is so pretty with all of the circles.

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  100. Absolutely beautiful! :)

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  101. I was born on Friday 13th!
    (and I'll be 45 this friday)

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  102. oh wow! great layout! love the circles!

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  103. Love this layout! I am a newbie to scrapbooking and im really getting into it, it is nice to have a crafty outlet for my spare time

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  104. You just simply rock!
    What a gorgeous photo of you.
    Reminds me of a movie star from the 30's or 40's.
    Very glamorous :)

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  105. I love the repeating circles. Too cute!! ;)

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  106. I LOVE this!! I love that you repeated your circles but also featured on things that are YOUR favorites--VERY inspiring!!

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  107. Yes, your layout is lovely! I really like scrapping with circles, just finished one using a sketch full of circles! I noticed two things that we have in common....I also wear the same jewelry daily and I love using Bare Escentuals! Great layout about yourself!

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  108. Yes, your layout is lovely! I really like scrapping with circles, just finished one using a sketch full of circles! I noticed two things that we have in common....I also wear the same jewelry daily and I love using Bare Escentuals! Great layout about yourself!

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  109. I love the idea that you are doing LOs about yourselves! It's especially fun when I am used to seeing your LOs about your daughter, which are wonderful, but this is just really great! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  110. Love the circle of photos showing the little things about you! Great page. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  111. This is so beautiful! I love the layer of circles coming up! Thanks so much!

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  112. Such a stunning page Patricia! I love all those circles!- Something about myself- I eat dessert every night- a great way to end the day!

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  113. What a great way to create an "about me" page. Something about me - I am the mother of 3 children and I am a paper hoarder! LOL

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  114. Love how you used the circle layers! Wonderful layout!

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  115. I am a Bare essentials lover too. Cannot be without it. Im excited to get to know you better.

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  116. Hello there! I just love the layered circle effect! It looks beautiful. Congratulations on being apart of AC DT!

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  117. Love the feathers! Super cute layout. congrats on your dt spot. Something about me? I am getting ready to go back to work after 16 years of staying home with my kids and it scares me to death!

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  118. Wow, the design of your layout is beautiful. I love how the circles just bring your eye right to your self-portrait.

    About me-- I'm a nerdy girl with a PhD in physics who is happily not using her degree at all, at least in the traditional sense! I stay at home with my girl and am so very happy :)

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  119. Love that you used some older along with some newer product. Something about myself, I have a marker addiction, and a paper addiction, and you get the picture.

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  120. Lovely layout--I like all the circular elements.
    I am mom of 4 boys and grandmother of 5--3 boys and 2 girls.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  121. I think my next layout will be concentric circles like you did here. Thanks for the idea.

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  122. Another beautiful layout, Patricia! Love all the cirles!

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  123. Love your LO and love all the little details...♥

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  124. Your creations are all so beautiful!! Love ur project life , love your layout!! Im so glad i found ur blog thru this bloghop.
    I am a mom-to-be , cant wait until my little one arrives this october.

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  125. What a fabulous layout! My little tidbit is that I love to slowly drink a cup of coffee while catching up on the blogs I follow, and watch the sun rise at the same time

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  126. Patricia, your layouts are always so very beautiful!!! ♥ A little something about me... I'm a Diet Coke addict! ;)

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  127. Gorgeous layout!! Pinned it!

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  128. Patricia, your layouts are always so very beautiful!!! ♥ A little something about me... I'm a Diet Coke addict! ;)

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  129. Love the LO - thanks for the ideas! About me: I've just successfully grown carnations from seed for the first time! (definitely going in the scrapbook) :)

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  130. Love the offset circles framing your photo. Really nice effect!
    Something abt me: I compose music and am trying to get brave enough to submit some to a publisher. EEEK!

    How lovely of you to offer such nice blog candy. You did not require us to follow to be eligible, but I am a brand-new follower by Google, nonetheless. Yippee!!!
    <3 J

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  131. Something about me - I love your layout (but I always love your layouts so that isn't news.) And I ordered new glasses yesterday - they're purple!

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  132. Beautiful layout love the circle layers :)

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  133. I too drive a vintage Saturn ('95 with 58,000 miles)...I don't like to drive much! LOVE the layout for all the reason everyone else does-gorgeousness!

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