April 9, 2009

Is this thing on?

Tap, tap. I have a new theme! Is it working now? I ran into a couple of snafus earlier. Mixed in with some general blog hinkyness. But I think it’s finally alllll under control now. . . (We hope!)

And now that that’s all taken care of…. we have a winner! :)

blog giveaway winner

The winner of the $30 gift certificate to The Charming Lamb is #81, Susie! :) Congratulations, Susie! :)

You’ll have to come back and tell us what you get! :)

Do you think it’s too soon for another giveaway? I mean, we just had one, after all……. Aw, what the heck. Let’s do another giveaway! :)

creativity by crystal

Check out this awesome new kit from Crystal! :) It has lots of cool scallops and templates! And if you want to win it, you’re in luck!

To be entered to win this Tons of Scallops Template Kit, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. One entry per person, please! The winner will be chosen by his or her comment number, which will be picked by Random.org’s number generator. Contest will run until 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, April 12th, 2009.

And that’s not all. If you love Crystal’s kits as much as I do, you’re in luck. Again. You’re doubly lucky today. Right now, Crystal’s kits are on sale for 20% off!! And you can even get one of her kits in her store for FREE. And you can even EVEN become a member of her DESIGN TEAM!! Wouldn’t that be the coolest thing ever??

Check out Crystal’s blog for the deets!!!

Thanks for looking and good luck everyone!! :)



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1
Shelley April 9, 2009 at 12:33 am

I always love free digital stuff…count me in! :)

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Joy Gross April 9, 2009 at 1:00 am

Ditto here… *grin*

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Dee April 9, 2009 at 1:10 am

I always enjoy your posts, Amanda. What software do you use for your blog? It looks and works flawlessly.

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Cathy April 9, 2009 at 1:26 am

Okay wow wow and wow…. 1. your new blog template is great. 2. Congrats Susie. 3. I WANT that freebie… I saw it on 2Peas but can’t afford the dollars (exchange rate and all)… so PLEASE random generator, choose my number!

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Sherrie April 9, 2009 at 1:28 am

Love the new look. I love templates. I do a lot of scrapbooking and they make it so much easier when you’re in a hurry !!!

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Judy April 9, 2009 at 1:53 am

I’ve enjoyed being a new visitor to your site and how cool that you feature others’ work, as well! Have a great day :)

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Jasmine April 9, 2009 at 4:47 am

I love the new look and would really love the templates, not to mention I really have a crush on scalloped pages right now. Thank you for offering the giveaway.

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Judy K. April 9, 2009 at 5:14 am

Wow…i’d like this. the layout is the hardest part for me. This would be great! I’m really enjoying your website, recipes, photos and everything. :)Keep up the good work.

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Joann April 9, 2009 at 5:27 am

looks great as always!
I need to do that scrapbook blog background again,
thanks for the chance at anther freebie!
blessings, Joann

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Jen@OurDailyBigTop April 9, 2009 at 5:36 am

Great giveaway – this could be the push to make me go digital. Something I’ve been wanting to do for some time. Thanks!

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Erin Helmick April 9, 2009 at 6:37 am

I love the new look!

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Danita Hosking April 9, 2009 at 6:58 am

I LOVE EVERYTHING you do! Such an inspiration… getting your emails and reading your blog gets my creativity flowing!

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Candy April 9, 2009 at 7:01 am

Love the new look! And I wanted to thank you for always being so generous and giving. The world could use a few more people just like you! :D

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Lori McCleskey April 9, 2009 at 7:06 am

I love freebies!! Count me in!

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Michelle April 9, 2009 at 7:27 am

Love the cool template.

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Sharon April 9, 2009 at 7:29 am

Love the new look and love the giveaway~pick me!

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Lillie April 9, 2009 at 7:36 am

I’m new to your blog and love it!! I haven’t done any scrapbooking digitally and this might push me over the edge to try it!

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belle April 9, 2009 at 7:37 am

Great versatile template set!

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Ashley Dantic April 9, 2009 at 7:40 am

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your websight!! Your scrap room is the Taj Mahal!!! I have tried many recipes and I am always pleased with how my family enjoys every bite…keep on posting!! Happy Scrappy, Ashley

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Laura April 9, 2009 at 8:04 am

I love your new blog design…can I have your other one? I want my blog to look JUST LIKE THE ONE YOU HAD RIGHT BEFORE THIS ONE!! How do I do that? :)

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Jaime April 9, 2009 at 8:04 am

The new theme looks great! Always love seeing your creativity at work.

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Mel April 9, 2009 at 8:08 am

It’s NEVER too soon for a giveaway—thanks for the chance to win, this is a great kit!

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Sandi April 9, 2009 at 8:09 am

Please don’t give up on picture fonts – I’m always looking for more. But I love scallops and this kit would snazzy up my for-fun-only cards and pictures!

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Darline April 9, 2009 at 8:10 am

I hope I have the lucky number this time thanks

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Megan April 9, 2009 at 8:23 am

Love the new theme! It’s so cute and cheery and I love the polka dots!

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sandy April 9, 2009 at 8:26 am

How interesting, I was just looking at tons of pictures from the Dolphin Encounter we did in Oct. and wondering how to get so many on a page, and I think those templates are just what I need.
Thanks for a great idea.

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Christine in NY April 9, 2009 at 8:44 am

Hi Amanda:

I have never digi-scrapbooked before but your giving me the desire to have to try it.

Thanks for your wonderful and more importantly peaceful blog!

-christine

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Heather April 9, 2009 at 9:02 am

Oh my goodness – what a tired sweet puppy! I’m a template junkie, so thanks for offering the great giveaway!!

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Karen (aka GatorGirl) April 9, 2009 at 9:03 am

HI EVERYONE! I saw your post and I love scallops—so here I am writing in hoping I will be the lucky number. Keeping my fingers crossed! Happy Easter!

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Vicki April 9, 2009 at 9:10 am

Love the new look.
Awesome kit…those scallops are cool!

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Kasandra April 9, 2009 at 9:12 am

You have to be one of the most amazing people in the world! Love the site, love the ideas, love the giveaways! I made the chicken alfredo thing the other night and thanks to you I think I have gained about ten pounds in one week. It was AMAZING!!!!!

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Beth April 9, 2009 at 9:26 am

I really love this site. My friend told me about it and I am so greatful. The designs, fonts, and everything is AWESOME!

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Becky April 9, 2009 at 9:30 am

Loving the scallops… Thanks for the chance to win them. Great blog by the way. :)

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Nicky April 9, 2009 at 9:46 am

Amanda-
I commented earlier about your pages- I did see the tutorial on how to set up the blog pages- thanks!
However, I am interested in how you actually created the individual scrapbook background pages in Photoshop- are there certain actions/effects that you use to get each page looking the way they do- when I read that original post, I took it that you created each page pf ‘paper’ yourself in photoshop- that’s what i’m curious about-
Thanks again-
Nicky

Love the new look!

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Carolyn April 9, 2009 at 9:59 am

It’s never too soon for another give away! *Ü*

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Amy April 9, 2009 at 10:59 am

Hey there. I just recently found your blog, and I love it :) I also love free stuff, so count me in on this giveaway!

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Carrie D April 9, 2009 at 11:06 am

Your theme is so spring time, I like it.

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Natalie April 9, 2009 at 11:26 am

Your site is the greatest! I would love to add those scallops to my collection!

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Laura April 9, 2009 at 11:36 am

I am absolutely in love with your new background! It is soooo cute!

I saw Crystal’s kit on 2peas the other day and was just about to buy it so if I don’t win I’m still going to buy it =) Amazing job Crystal! I <3 it!

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Chelsea April 9, 2009 at 11:49 am

I am so glad I came across your site! It’s so fun, bright, and cheery! My husband and I are trying some of your recipes this week too! Love the new layout! :)

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Janelle April 9, 2009 at 12:20 pm

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE scallops right now. This kit would be perfect…I might have to buy it (if I don’t win). THANKS!

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ALLISON* April 9, 2009 at 1:10 pm

Your new theme is ADORABLE! (: I love it.
And I’m so excited about this giveaway..you can count me in :)

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Andrea April 9, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Sweet! I love the scallops!

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Anna April 9, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Scallops are my new favorite scrappin’ embellishment! What a fun kit!

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Rachel April 9, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Oooo..pick me!!!

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Cynthia Powell April 9, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Love your website and those you pass on to us. I would love to start scrapbooking digitally (if that’s a word) but am lost in knowing where to start. Hope to win though, maybe that’ll be a good start for me.

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Cynthia Powell April 9, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Love your website.

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Candy April 9, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Love the new design! :)

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Christy April 9, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Love your ideas. Hope I win. :)

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Carrie April 9, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Thanks for the chance to win!

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Danielle Roe April 9, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Love the new look to your blog!

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Sarah H April 9, 2009 at 7:08 pm

I LOVE THE NEWEST THEME… it’s soo soo cute!!! I love scrap booking and stuff, and playing around with the newest crafty features on my computer!!!!! I hope i win, cross your fingers!!!!1

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Sarah April 9, 2009 at 7:10 pm

LOVE the blog, Hope i win

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Winnie April 9, 2009 at 7:17 pm

cute cute cute, thanks for the chance to win, what all comes with it!!!!

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katie m April 9, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Yay! This is fun… I love Crystal’s site too. Yall are some talented gals. :)

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Allison April 9, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Oooh — pick me! Pick me!

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Mikelle April 9, 2009 at 8:33 pm

You have the cutest blog ever and I think your fonts are my favorite. I have a question for you:) How do you get your blog post title to be a cute font? I’ve tried to change it in my html but it changes the blog post font too? Any help would be great. Kelbundy@msn.com

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Lynn April 9, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Oh, that’s awesome!

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peamissy April 10, 2009 at 6:54 am

Lookin’ good! I love me some scallops, I do!! I hope I win : ) but if not thanks for showing me these templates! They look great! I love your distressed scalloped paper on your header! Have a great weekend, Happy Easter.

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michiganhill April 10, 2009 at 7:16 am

I love, love, love, the scallops! So CUTE! and so many uses.

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jackie April 10, 2009 at 9:18 am

i love templates. there are times when i finally sit down to scrap and my brain just won’t work!!!! these templates will really help out. thanks for all you do for all of us scrappers out there!!!!

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Anna April 10, 2009 at 9:27 am

I would love to win these templates – PICK ME PICK ME!!!

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Samantha April 10, 2009 at 11:37 am

Totally cute new layout and background!!

I would love this kit! I spend so much time manually making my scallops!

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elizabeth April 10, 2009 at 12:29 pm

I love scallops and use them all the time!

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Nicoleigh April 10, 2009 at 1:27 pm

I like the new layout design/background. Now off to check out Crystal’s blog! Happy Easter!

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Danis April 10, 2009 at 1:29 pm

I am addicted to your website!! Love it! And I love all you recipes! You are such an inspiration!

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Kim April 10, 2009 at 2:34 pm

The new stuff looks great. I love scallops; thought I’d get tired of them by now, but I’m not.

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Carly April 10, 2009 at 4:11 pm

I love this kit! I was already thinking about buying it!

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Jodie April 10, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Please count me in! Thanks! BTW…cute new look!

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Desire' April 10, 2009 at 9:44 pm

I love your new background!!

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Heather R. (http://www.groovygirlthoughts.blogspot.com/ April 11, 2009 at 6:27 am

I love you layout but especially the fonts. I haven’t figured out how to load them on my blog yet. Scalloped templates very groovy.

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Leslie Young April 11, 2009 at 9:57 am

These are so cute… count me in!

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Leah April 11, 2009 at 11:55 am

Love the new design Amanda!

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Gayla April 11, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Now this makes me want to go digital. Also, love your blog! It’s the best!!!

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Lisa Dones April 11, 2009 at 2:14 pm

This prize looks interesting! And I really enjoy clicking around your blog!

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Tanya April 11, 2009 at 4:12 pm

I just found your site and I am LOVING all of your fonts! Thanks so much and I would love to win this cute new template kit. I will keep my fingers crossed! :) Thanks Again!

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angela April 11, 2009 at 5:41 pm

Ohh how neat, have i got a gazillion uses for those! loving them!

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Barb DeSousa April 11, 2009 at 7:04 pm

Wow another amazing blog page! Love the colors and the notebook paper. The cool kit with the scalloped edges looks wonderful!

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Tiffany April 11, 2009 at 9:32 pm

What is it about scallops that we all love so much? I want ‘em!

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Adriana April 11, 2009 at 11:31 pm

The new look is beautiful!
I’m here at least once a week, I love your blog, but I think this is the first time I left a comment! Let’s see if I have luck!
XOXO

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Courtney L April 12, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Oh I would love to use those scallops. Thanks for the great blog!

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Tammi Shyers April 12, 2009 at 1:22 pm

First visit here and I saw a beautiful site, easily to navigate and such pretty graphics. Thanks.

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MaryRuth Francks April 12, 2009 at 5:00 pm

I love Crystal’s products and would love to win!!

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Susie Moore April 12, 2009 at 10:50 pm

What a fun kit! LOVE the scallops

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Julie April 13, 2009 at 12:49 am

Just found your site through CK magazine – very cool!

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Jess April 13, 2009 at 9:11 am

i love the new look of your site!
still trying to figure out how to get those fonts up onto my blog so i can use them. one day! :)
thanks for the chance to win this cool give a way!

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Jenn Howland :) April 13, 2009 at 5:22 pm

LOVE the new skin!! You guys are adorable, btw ;) And thank you for the fantabulous fontage!! <3

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Rachel April 14, 2009 at 12:41 pm

I love your site! Thank you so much for doing this great giveaway! I have my fingers, legs, and eyes crossed! HAHAHA! :)

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Silvie April 14, 2009 at 7:14 pm

love the templates
thanks for a chance :D

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Marge April 15, 2009 at 8:52 am

Thank you for such a lovely site….georgous and ever changing;)
Great give aways KUDOS to you♥

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Amberlynn April 19, 2009 at 1:22 am

Hi Amanda,

I LOVE your fonts and I just spent way too long trying to figure out a problem that occured when i added a cute font onto my blog. I have a private blog. What happened is that I successfully added the font! Wahoo!! The problem is that it did not replace my blog post titles, so now I have the default font as well as the cute blog font. I have gone through the instructions so many times already. I don’t know what I’m missing. Please advise!
Thanks you so much,
Amberlynn

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Keka June 8, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Love this new Look!