Monday, January 1, 2018

Seasons Givings Blog Hop & Giveaway


Welcome to the Seasons Givings Blog Hop! Lydia here guest posting! If you came here from the CAS-ual Fridays blog you are in the right place! This is the fifth year of the hop, which is just a way for companies and bloggers to say thank you for all of you who visit us. 

I have a quick and simple Valentine for you today - I always find it fun when there's a change of  stamping "season" - so switching gears from Christmas cards is fun.

I also have a video for this card (below) where I left in my bloopers for your enjoyment. :)




Love You So BUNDLE
[ C&9 | SSS ]
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad...
[ SUP ]
Stewart Superior India Ink Pad / Reinker
[ ART ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW ]
Melon Mambo 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock by...
[ SUP ]
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock by...
[ SUP ]
Like Magic Sequin Mix
[ N&T | ELH | SSS | SBC ]
Ranger Multi Medium, Matte Mini, 1/2 oz.
[ ELH | ART | SBC | SSS ]
Multipurpose Liquid Glue by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
[ AMZUS ]
Whisper White Cardstock - Thick
[ SUP ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
[ SSS | ART | AMZUS ]
Bone Folder by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Paper Snips (103579)
[ SUP ]



I am sponsoring the hop with a MISTI giveaway (the original size) + a Studio Bag in your choice of color, so leave me a comment on this post telling me what your favorite thing that happened in 2017 was for your chance to win! You can comment through January  5th at noon central to be eligible.

But wait - there's more! Every blog in this hop has their own giveaway as well - and look how many there are! Your odds are pretty good of scoring some goodies!



YOU ARE HERE >> My Sweet Petunia << YOU ARE HERE



Thanks for stopping by!

364 comments:

  1. Sweet card! My favorite thing that happened in 2017 was the birth of my 5th grandchild.

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  2. My favourite thing that happened in 2017 was the birth of my 3rd child Evelyn. She has brought our whole family joy. PS. Love the card! Concord and 9th has such cool original ideas!

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  3. Thank you for the generous giveaway, Iliana! Here's the honest truth. I would not still be stamping today if not for your MISTI. So thank you!!! Happy New Year from someone who things your are fabulous! xoxo

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  4. Happy new year from Sweden! We found out we're expecting addtion to our family, so lots of planning of baby album and annuncement cards to make in 2018 :D

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  5. Oh wait... I forgot to tell you my favorite thing that happened in 2017. It was going to the Soul Restoration class in Arizona, and the Certified Instructor Training in Idaho to learn how to teach Soul Restoration. Complete life-changing events!

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  6. I “LOVE” your card! Pretty, a bit of sparkle, not too difficult. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. One of the best thing of 2017 was to get in touch with a lot of cardmakers. This is such a wonderful community !
    [margessw (at) icloud (dot) com]

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  8. P.S. My favorite thing that happened in 2017 was it was our first whole year as a married couple! (We got married in March 2016.)

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  9. Thank you for the giveaway, My favorite thing from 2017 was the birth and meeting my brand new nephew Carter for the first time!!!!!!!

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  10. Fabulous card, and generous prize! Happy New Year to one of my favorite stamp tool creators.

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  11. Happy New Year to you! Thanks so much for sponsoring such a lovely prize for the giveaway, too! The best thing that happened to me in 2017 was getting pregnant - awaiting the baby any day now! ;)

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  12. I just want to take a moment to say that I absolutely adore my MISTI. It is the stamping tool I cannot live without! I've had mine for a little over a year now and it has really upped my stamping game. I love it - especially now that it's TEAL instead of pink! Thanks so much!

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  13. A few great things from 2017: kitchen renovation started, continued to lead card classes for my colleagues, work with amazing people, fun summer with the hubs and the boys! generous giveaway. thanks for the chance to win!

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  14. thanks for leaving in your mishaps! so fun this year to make all the baby-steps in my re-single life!

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  15. I soooooo wish I had an even semi "nice" moment in 2017! My father passed in 2016, without a will. I was court appointed to dispose of his estate. 2016 & 2017 have been a total nightmare, not the least of which was an injury I sustained in July 2017 that left me with permanent nerve damage. Here's hoping that there is a tiny flicker of a light somewhere in 2018!
    Thank you so very much for your generous gift offer!
    Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!

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  16. Can I say that getting a mini MISTI for my birthday was one of my favorite moments of 2017?! Even though it was pretty good (and I love it), my favorite happening was probably the fact that my oldest child decided, all on their own, that they wanted to be baptized. So proud! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. Happy New Year and thank you for all of the wonderful inspiration! My favorite thing from 2017 was rescuing my new kitty, Noodle and then welcoming her three kittens into the world. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  18. My favorite thing in 2017 was watching my daughter perform her first ballet solo - now if only I could catch up so I can scrapbook it!

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  19. Happy new year! My favorite part of 2017 was moving to California!

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  20. Love your fun Valentine!
    My favorite thing that happened in 2017... I got to spend several days on a houseboat, which is something I had never done before!

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  21. My favorite thing that happened in 2017 was getting my health back on track through exercise and changing my diet which resulted in weight loss.

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  22. Love your "love" card and love my Misti. Best thing in 2017, the birth of my beautiful grandson Lennon.

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  23. Gorgeous card! My favourite thing happening in 2017 was having my Finnish citizenship application approved - now I have dual Finnish/British citizenship :D Thanks for the chance to win, and Happy New Year :)

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  24. Love my Misti and would love to win one for my daughter (who helps me so much)...of course, I could keep the wonderful bag. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  25. Such a cute and fun card. 2017 was a pretty rough one for me. So my only favorite thing was that I made it thru it. Hoping for alot of favorite things in 2018.

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  26. I can't really think of one thing that stands out other than being able to spend more time with my two grandkids. I love them so much and I always look forward to seeing them and playing with them. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  27. My favorite 2017 crafting accomplishment was making a record number of encouragement cards for teachers to give their alternative school students! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. In 2017 I was able to get together with family that I had not seen in 10 years. It was such a fun and memorable time! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  29. Nice card!
    The best thing that happened in 2017 for me was getting to go visit my grandson, (who lives in another state), 5 times!

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  30. We had a big year of change in 2017, we built a new home after 23 years of being in a home and then obviously moved into the new home and that was some adjustment. Then 2 weeks after moving in my husband found out that the company he's worked for for 20 years was closing down ugh! The stress was supposed to stop, I also have a lot of health issues, one of the main reasons we moved. So my husband has been under a ton of stress over the past couple of years. But on Mother's Day our son and daughter-in-law told us that they were expecting and we were so excited. It's their first and our first grandchild. The baby took her sweet time coming, she was due 12/21 and arrived 12/30 at 8:16pm and her name is Myka Azrael Whistler Pezza and she is the cutest little thing! We can't wait to meet her in a few weeks, they live 8 hours away, so we'll be going to see them after our daughter-in-law's family comes to visit. We don't want to overwhelm them. So that's my favorite thing that happened in 2017 :) I became a Nana and am totally in love with this beautiful baby girl!! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  31. Love this card and the bold LOVE! Thanks for the awesome chance to win! My favorite thing that happened in 2017 is going to Disneyland with my family. So fun to see the magic through a 3 and 6 year old's eyes! Happy New Year.

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  32. My favorite thing that happened in 2017 playing UNO with my youngest son

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  33. Thanks for the chance to win, Happy New Year!

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  34. My favorite thing to happen in 2017 was discovering the hobby of card making!!! I picked this up in the spring and I have been obsessed since! I have grown so much as a crafter this past year and I'm really excited to continue in 2018. I found this hobby by happenstance as I found I needed a creative outlet as a break from my rigorous studying for school and I couldn't be happier! :)

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  35. My favorite thing that happened in 2017 was when the court ordered that our 5 year old granddaughter would remain living with us and in addition to that gave us one weekend a month to have her with us.
    She has been with us full time since August 2014 and we have been trying to make sure that her maternal grandparents are able to be in her life and that her Mommy follows through when she says she is going to do something with her. After all, it takes a village to raise a child!
    Our biggest hope is that she has a big circle of love surrounding her and help her to make good choices in life!
    Thank you for the chance to win this prize! Happy New Year and TFS!

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  36. "...and sometimes all over the floor." Thanks for the laugh! Great card. :)

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  37. One of my favorite things this year was meeting new crafty friends - in person at Junkie Fest, and online!

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  38. What a great gift and a wonderful way to add the Misti to my tools for card making. It would be great to check this off my bucket list.

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  39. The birth of our granddaughter and gaining a daughter-in-love were highlights for me! Love your clean and simple card, time to start on the Valentines!

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  40. Wow, 2017 wasn’t a great year but my new puppy was born a couple of days ago, and I will get her in March!

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  41. My favorite thing in 2017 was the birth of my first grandchild. After a health problem she was able to come home from the hospital and is a wonderful, healthy little girl. That was my second favorite thing! I'd better watch it. As a new grandparent I could go on and on! Thank you so much for such an awesome giveaway! I make a lot of cards and don't have a Misti. It's on my birthday list. :) Happy New Year!

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  42. My favorite part of 2017 was celebrating my 10th anniversary with my wonderful husband in Las Vegas! It was an amazing weekend of shows and food!I can't wait to do it again! Thanks for being a part of the Season of Giving! Have a wonderful 2018!

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  43. Happy New Year, lovely card, I am new to stamping and would love a MISTI to make stamping so much easier. The best thing that happened to me was feeling better after a miserable 2016!

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  44. My favorite thing that happened was just b4 Christmas we found out that we were going to be grandparents again for the 5th time.

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  45. Adorable card, and I love my big MISTI so much! It really has changed the way I stamp so thank YOU! So many favorite memories, but had an awesome 4th of July weekend with my family at Conesus Lake in NY! Was so fun being together with all of my nieces and nephews :)!

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  46. Lydia you make me laugh!
    My favorite thing this year was my daughter telling me she was pregnant! The baby will be here Thursday!

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  47. My favourite thing that happened in 2017 was spending an amazing week with my Granddaughter making beautiful memories!

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  48. My favorite thing was watching my daughter graduate with honors from High School and enter college as a junior! All her hard work is paying off!

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  49. My favorite thing for 2017 is a fabulous paint night with my close family..so fun!

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  50. 2017 was not the best year for our family but hopeful 2018 will be better.

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  51. My favorite thing for 2017 was making some new, wonderful friends. I can already tell these will be life-long buddies!

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  52. My favorite thing in 2017 is meeting some of the great ladies part of Stamp Junkies. Awesome group and great inspiration. Thank you for the opportunity for this giveaway

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  53. My favorite thing that happened in 2017 was that I married my wonderful husband! Thank you for the opportunity to win a great prize! Would love a MISTI!

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  54. My favorite thing that happened was I moved to Valdez, Alaska! ;)

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  55. Favorite thing in 2017? It is hard to pick but a project helping deployed soldiers was my highlight.

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  56. my favorite thing that happened in 2017 was having surgery on my hand so I could use it again. I was really missing it.

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  57. Lydia, thank you for my first laugh of 2018! I always enjoy your videos, and thanks for the heart/arrow tip. My favorite thing of 2017 was getting new flooring and getting rid of my carpet.

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  58. My favorite thing this year is my husband's job change.

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  59. So cute! My favorite thing that happened in 2017 was going to Phoenix in January for the CHA show as well as being able to see my favorite band while I was there.

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  60. Happy New Year ! ! !
    Thanks for the chance to win : )
    My favourite thing for 2017 was joining my sister in business : )

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  61. Cute card! We had 2 grandbabies born in 2017, so exciting!

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  62. Cute card - overthought sequins & all! lol
    My favorite thing that happened in 2017 ...
    not much really. My Mom passed away in October and it had been
    a rough year for her. So I am looking forward to 2018 and spending
    more time with family.

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  63. Thanks for the chance to win! I love 2017 because my husband and I bought a lovely home.

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  64. Cute card and great video! My favorite thing in 2017, was joining 2 Design Teams (Quick Quotes and Scrap Our Stash). My favorite Christmas gift was the large MISTI!!!! So there is going to be a lot of stamping 2018!

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  65. My favorite thing that happened in 2017 is that my late blooming volleyball playing daughter got invite to travel to represent the USA to Australia to play for 10 days. We still have to figure out how to fund it but it is amazing to see someone who worked so hard reap the rewards. Here is to trying to save a little money!

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  66. Favorite thing in 2017-- I went to Mexico on a family trip and took time off-- which was awesome. Happy new year.

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  67. Great card and I really like your comment about over thinking sequin placement.... guilty here too!! My favourite thing from 2017 is the arrival of my nieces from Germany.

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  68. love your ideas and thank you for a wonderful year of crafting. My favorite thing about 2017 was camping with family and friends but mostly my wonderful grandson. Happy New Year.

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  69. Love the card! The polka dot panel is so cute and fun! My favorite thing that happened in 2017 is I challenged myself to do something I was scared of and get my driver's license! (I know, so weird!! LOL!) Here's to a great 2018!

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  70. Lovely card. My favorite thing of 2017 was a trip to Seattle to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  71. Happy New Year. I have so many wonderful memories for 2017. One of my best memories was of Christmas Day. Having not being able to host Christmas dinner for quite a few years due to health issues....I was finally able to do so this Christmas. What a blessing and a very special memory that will be in my heart forever. Yay.....I love Christmas.

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  72. My favourite event in 2017 was celebrating my 20th wedding anniversary with my husband in Kauai! Love my Misti and how it makes me look like a pro stamper! The add on corners are brilliant! Could always use another in my classes! Thank you!

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  73. My favorite thing that happened in 2017 was I was chosen to be part of the Dies R Us design team! I Love working with dies & I was thrilled to be picked. Your card is delightful :)

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  74. Great card! Favorite thing, my oldest graduated from college.

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  75. My favorite thing in 2017 was finding out we were going to be grandparents again in early 2018. We love our grandkids. And I love your card too.

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  76. Lovely card! My all time high for the year 2017 would be the birth of my twin granddaughters! Have waited nearly 50 years to have a girl in our family, and to be Blessed with two can't get any better!

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  77. We loved watching our hometown team win the World Series.

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  78. Great card! My son married in March. Lovely girl and lovely wedding!

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  79. Great card! My son married in March. Lovely girl and lovely wedding!

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  80. My favorite thing that happened in 2017 was visiting my friends who live far away from me.

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  81. Happy New Year Lydia and Sweet Petunia! Thank you for participating in this blog hop of gratitude; it's always so great to start the new year with gratitude for our vendors -- thank you and Sweet Petunia! And thank you for such an excellent question! 2017 has been a tough year full of meanness and lack of civility and as a tax lawyer the end of the year was awful! So asking me to think about the best part of the year is a wonderful respite from the harshness of most of the year! So let me think... My husband turned 60 and we were all together for his birthday at a baseball game, we took a family photo and that was really tons of fun for us!

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  82. What a fabulously fun and graphic Valentine's day card! My step son was married this year to a wonderful gal, we're thrilled for them! Best wishes for a wonderful 2018!

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  83. My favorite thing of 2017, was when my daughter helped me move some of my crafty stuff out of our old house. (long story) Cute card! susanscraps@comcast.net

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  84. Beautiful Valentine's card !
    A thing that made me happy in 2017 : We found a "living-place" for my mentally disabled sister; and it looks like it feels like home little by little for her.
    Thank you for the great give-away; good luck to all of us.
    Happy, healthy and creative New Year from Belgium.

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  85. My favorite thing in 2017 happened at midnight Dec 31. It was a terrible year for me, so here's hoping for a much better 2018! :)

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  86. Love your Valentine's Card! My favorite thing was visiting five National Parks, including the Grand Conyon with my family

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  87. My favorite thing this year was a trip
    to the Bahamas. We went in January so
    I got to get away from the cold for a
    few days and recharge with the sun.
    thanks for a wonderful 2017.
    Happy New Year
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  88. I totally have that sequin disease - drives me bonkers! Thanks for always keeping it real :) My favourite thing this year happened just over a week ago - my cousin gave birth to her first baby!

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  89. I have the original and love it so please don’t pick me! Love your card and the fun of the hop! Been thinking about getting the mini.

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  90. I got a new job teaching for the first time. So excited. :)

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  91. My most favorite thing that happened in 2017 was that my son and daughter in law announced they were expecting my first grandchild! She will arrive in April of 2018 and I cannot wait to spoil her!

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  92. My favourite thing in 2017 was our African Safari in Kenya and Tanzania for our 25th Anniversary!

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  93. Happy New Year! Such a cute card. I want to practice my coloring

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  94. My favorite thing in 2017 was my daughter's college graduation!!

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  95. My favorite thing in 2017 was starting a new job on January 1st. It has been such a blessing to me and my family. P.S. I thought of the same thing with the arrow, so I would have had a botched heart too :0)

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  96. Our youngest son got married to a lovely lady this year! I also want you to know how much I love your products!

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  97. My favorite thing that happened in 2017 was a two week trip to Greece with my family! Love your fun card!

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  98. My favorite thing that happened this year was finally visiting Niagara Falls! Very Beautiful!

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  99. My favorite thing that happened in 2017 was my 25th anniversary trip to Europe, and while there meeting my crafty cardmaking friends Tina, Andreea, and Lisa!

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  100. I love that card!! My favorite thing that happened in 2017? That is so difficult as 2017 was a pretty good year for our family. I think what put it over the top was my daughter getting in to her top choice college and learning right before Christmas.

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  101. Such a fun card! THe best thing last year was the birth of our first grandchild. Our daughter had a daughter. Such a special time!
    Many wishes for a crafty New year! Thank you for the opportunity!


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  102. My favorite thing that happen in 2017 was finaly fixing my retaining wall with minimal contractor problems!

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  103. What a cute card.
    My favorite in 2017 was when my daughter finally got her drivers license

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  104. My favorite thing that happened in 2017? I retired!

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  105. My favorite part of 2017 was when my sister got married!! I'm excited about switching from Christmas to Valentine's Day cards too :)

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  106. My favorite thing was I got to be the mother of the bride! All of our crafting skills were put to work for the wedding too!

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  107. A favorite thing that I did in 2017 was a hot air balloon ride.

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  108. My favorite thing that happened in 2017 was a family reunion with cousins I hadn't seen in years. We're all getting older and this was such a special time for us. I'm so thankful for my family.

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  109. Last year was really exciting as our daughter started college, while we miss her tremendously she’s only two hours from home and I’m so thrilled that she has started this amazing experience.

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  110. My favorite thing of 2017 just occurred: all 3 of my kids were home for a week during the holidays, a rare occurrence as we are scattered across the US.

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  111. lovely card - I got a whole bunch of copic markers from my lovely hubby:)

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  112. Love your card! My favorite thing was my husband accepting a new job in Oregon! We move this summer and cannot wait -

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  113. My favorite thing in 2017..... I was Designer For My Favorite Things stamps!!! It is Dream come true for me!! Thank you for Amazing giveaway and for the chance to win! Happy New Year!

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  114. My favorite thing that happened was seeing both my best friend and brother in law (and their spouses) give birth to their first babies. The couples were married on different sides of the US a year apart but both in their 40’s and long awaited. I am a proud aunt!

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  115. I like this card design. My favorite thing in 2017 was that my son's family was able to visit with us for the holidays.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  116. thank you for a chance to win. my favorite thing that happened was attending my youngest son's art gallery. it was amazing!

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  117. Thanks for leaving what you called a blooper and I call learning curves in my craft room! lol
    Your card turned out so cute. What a great reason for buying a misti. It can save you money on ink!
    Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year! :D

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  118. Lydia your card is great, bloopers and all, as is Iliana's.
    My fave thing that happened this year was going on a week long road trip with my husband, our son and daughter in law. It was a blast!

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  119. Wow, fabulous prize thanks for sharing and happy New Years! My favorite thing that happened this year was having time off this Christmas and spend time with my kids!

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  120. My favorite thing that happened in 2017 was something that occurred throughout the year--meeting new friends through our shared love of stamping.

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  121. My niece and twin cousins were born in June on the same day. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  122. Great card. My favorite event from 2017 was my son's wedding.

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  123. My second son was born Dec. 2016. So my favourite moments of 2017 were many of his firsts.

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  124. My favorite thing this year was my 16th anniversary with my hubby!

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  125. I love your ideas. My favorite thing that happened this year was the happy marriage of niece to a wonderful young man.

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  126. My favorite thing was a wonderful trip to Ireland.

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  127. Such a sweet Love card!! I'm still thinking about my fabulous vacation with my husband!! It was great to get away just us together!! Sometimes that's all it takes!! #stillinlove

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  128. My favorite thing of 2017 was spending time with my family on our mini vacation.

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  129. My favorite thing that happened in 2017 was my darling husband booked us on a cruise coming up in February. What a guy... thanks for participating in the Season of Giving hop. Sweet Petunia really rocks!

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  130. My favorite thing was seeing Hamilton with my daughter.

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  131. My favorite thing was fitting in a crafty shopping trip early November with my aunt and cousin....not that we needed anything......but we filled a suitcase each with stash until our next trip in March to the NEC in Birmingham!

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  132. Happy New Year! Love your bold and graphic card, Lydia, and yes it was fun to see your blooper.

    My favorite thing that happened in 2017 is that I was able to retire last June, so I've been able to spend a lot more time in my craft room ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  133. My favorite part of 2017 was finding so many sites that I didn't know existed. I found My Sweet Petunia on Ebay and it's been history since. And, the opportunity to win a Misti....sooo awesome

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  134. My favorite thing this year was traveling with our daughter and family. It was so special to get away and really spend concentrated with our loved ones. None of use particularly liked the location of our vacation, but we all had a blast just being together.

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  135. My favorite thing in 2017 was attending my first Expo with my crafty friends. We had such a good time

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  136. The best thing about 2017 is that it is over, and my family can start a new year with a clean slate!! :) Winning a MISTI would be fabulous!!!

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  137. Wow it is hard to find something good since 2017 was darken by the sudden death of my father and now trying to work through the process of handling his estate. But being able to spend some time with my sister that lives far away was definitely a highlight

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  138. I started stamping/cardmaking in 2017...need I say more? Big Hugs!!

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  139. My favorite thing In 2017 was spending time with my grandkids. I love your card and the video. Thanks for sharing.. Happy 2018๐ŸŽ‰

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  140. My favorite event was getting a new granddaughter in March!!

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  141. My annual trip with my sister to the beach ... always renews my spirit.

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  142. My favorite thing that happened in 2017 was celebrating another wonderful year with my husband and two wonderful girls! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  143. During 2017 my husband and I took a one month adventure to visit family and friends in upstate New York. Pennsylvania and Maryland. Many we hadn't seen in years. In many ways it was like we never left and were able to pick up right where we left off. Love the cards and ideas I viewed on your site AND I love My MISTI--both of them!!!

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  144. HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I have been in Remission from Stage 3/4 Colon Cancer!! BEST NEWS/FEELING EVER!! Here's to a FABULOUSLY Creative 2018!!
    THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chance to WIN!!
    HUGE HUGS!! <3 <3 <3

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  145. We had so much snow last year, and my favorite thing was feeding all the wild animals that came to our yard. We had moose, deer and elk eating out of our bird feeders, a photographers' wonderland.

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  146. Favorite thing from 2017 was taking kids out of school a few days early for our summer vacation in Cape Cod. It was mid-June and still cool but no one was there and we had the beaches to ourselves.

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  147. 2017 was not a fun year.
    I am grateful my beloved cousin survived the complications after her cancer surgery-we almost lost her more than once and she was in hospital + rehab 5 months.
    Fun thing-I would say the solar eclipse. Despite our infighting in the country...we came together for this rare event to look up and past our issues.

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  148. My fav time was the solar eclipse. Despite infighting, the country came together for this rare event to gather, look up and see past ourselves. (The post office stamps were cool too!)

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  149. My favorite things was watching Buffalo in Yellowstone, we watched them for over an hour as they scratched on trees, rolled in the dirt and crossed the road!

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  150. Thank you for the chance to win. My fav thing that has happened in 2017 is that I gor pregnant and I got a permanent job as a teacher. So wonderful year for me <3

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  151. My favorite thing in 2017 was my husband's successful heart surgery. :)
    Happy New Year!!!!

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  152. My favorite thing that happened in 2017 was that every one in my family was healthy. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  153. Happy New Year! My favorite thing that happened this year was the birth of my first grandchild in August. She was born on the 21st which was the day of the eclipse. She is such a blessing. Enjoyed the video using the Concord and 9th stamp set.

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  154. LOVE the loved card!
    Favorite 2017 happening was the added company of my sisters to my Annual Myrtle Beach vacation! We had so much fun and made our Christmas cards at the beach!

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  155. My favorite thing was celebrating my daughters' graduation from high school and from 8th grade. Happy New Year.

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  156. My daughter started grad school here at home! So happy to have here back.

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  157. The best happening this year was successful surgery to remove bone spurs from my foot. I can resume walking for fitness!

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  158. My favorite memory from 2017 was a family trip to Gatlinburg, TN.

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  159. What a fun way to start the new year,that is a nice giveaway . The best things in 2017 was spending time with my family over the holidays

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  160. In the summer of 2017 the whole family was able to get together for vacation in Holiday World.

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  161. You ALWAYS make me SMILE with your GORGEOUS WORK!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring, you might want to know that the best gift I received this year is a MISTI, a mini though!
    The best thing that happened in 2017 is that we are able to make a trip to Paris to watch my daughter's piano competition!

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  162. My favorite thing that happened in 2017 was a whole extended family (well at least a lot of the family) vacation to Hilton Head where my daughter announced she would be having our second grandchild soon.

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  163. Wishing you a healthy and Happy New Year! Love the Valentine's Day card. My favorite thing was that I had all of my children home for Christmas!

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  164. My favorite thing that happened in 2017 is a loved one living a healthy new life!

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  165. Cute card and I love my Misti! The best thing that happened to me in 2017 was only getting water up to the edge of my driveway during Hurricane Harvey!

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  166. My favorite thing was my Mom making it through surgery and now just having to due tests and labs every 3 months

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  167. This is so pretty! My favorite thing of 2017 was definitely my family vacation!

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  168. Cute card -- I've been playing with that stamp set, too. My favorite thing that happened in 2017 was completing our renovation goals.

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  169. What a fun card!! My favorite thing of 2017 is learning that my daughter is pregnant with my first grandchild. The baby is due in April. So excited!

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  170. My favourite thing in 2017 was actually taking a vacation to the Caribbean, it was the first one I had in 15 years, it was truly relaxing!!

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  171. Oh gosh, my husband and I learned on Christmas Day that we will become grandparents for the first time in 2018! What an amazing gift!

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  172. My happiest thing was I got more friends at work. Also I got to see my bro and sis more often this year.

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  173. Favorite thing that happened this year was under sad circumstances, a funeral. Reconnected after 50+ years with first cousins who had moved away. Your videos are super, thank you! Happy New Year!

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  174. My favorite thing this year was adopting a 6 year old rescue cat that would have spent her remaining year in a shelter. She is sassy and has an attitude that we love. This is my first year with the Season Give Away Blog Hop and I am having so much fun seeing all the great ideas. Perfect inspiration for the start of the new year.

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  175. My favorite thing that happened in 2017 is finding out both our daughters are expecting in 2018! We are so excited! Love the MISTI and thanks for the chance to win!

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  176. Wow!! That’s a great way to share kindness!! Thank you so much everyone for coming together! :) Happy New Year :)
    The best thing that happened in 2017 was watching my daughter grow! From the time she started speaking simple words to make full sentences, in 2 languages, differentiating which language to talk to whom (we are bilingual parents) :) Everything is so memorable!!

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  177. My husband retired in
    July and now we are
    enjoying our time
    together doing what
    we want when we want!
    Happy New Year.
    Carla from Utah

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  178. Fabulous card! I like to change from Christmas/winter cards too in the new year. My favourite thing this year is having my dad healthy and my father-in-law as healthy as he can be :)

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  179. Most amazing thing that happened was the birth of our second grandchild!

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  180. My favorite thing that happened in 2017 is that we found out that my hubby is being tranferred to NC! We currently live in MI and it is SOOOOOO cold. We move in 2 weeks and I am SO ready to be in a warmer place. Thanks for a chance to win! :D

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  181. My favorite thing was my grandson being born!

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  182. My favorite thing in 2017 was getting to travel with my mom who is almost 80. I am so blessed

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  183. My favorite thing that happened in 2017 is that a good friend of mine was able to fight and beat breast cancer.

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  184. My favourite event that happened in 2017 was the birth of our precious granddaughter, our first grandchild! Amazing! Thanks for the chance to win such a generous prize!

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  185. My favorite thing this year was finding a gift for my mama that she actually liked!

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  186. The best thing that happened in 2017 was the birth of our 3rd grandson last August. He is a joy.

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  187. My nephew graduated from high school! And thanks for the chance to win.

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  188. We purchased a new home, did a 5 month renovation and moved into our beautiful new home!

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  189. Ok, so mine is a little odd. But it's so fresh and it pushes every other memeory out of my mind. I was in an auto accident with a school bus on Dec 1st. The sweetest memory of 2017 is all the love that I have received. CArds from around the world. Love and patience from all of those that I have crafty committments with. The way my friends here in town have helped me out during the Christmas season when I couldn't do all the things I signed up for. I am not thankful for the accident but I am so very grateful for all the love and help that was shown to me during December 2017! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a MISTI and a bag! Your Valentine card is such fun!

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  190. My favorite thing in 2017 was spending time with my sister that I haven’t seen several years. Even though we talk on the phone a lot spending time with her in person was a wonderful gift.

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  191. Time spent with family and friends is always top on my best moments list for the year. Happy New Year! Cheers to a fabulous 2018!

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  192. 2017 was a whirlwind of ups and downs. But a definete up was getting more crafty, I decided to tap into my creative side a whole lot more. I haven’t yet been able to buy a Misti, thankyou for the opportunity to get my hands on such an amazing tool. Another favourite thing of 2017 was moving overseas!!

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  193. My favorite memory from 2017 was going to London, and seeing my aunty start a slow and steady recovery from Cancer, as well as getting my first tattoo. Two total extremes but my favorite memories!

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  194. My favorite thing that happened was going to London over summer and watching the slow and steady recovery of my aunt who is suffering from Cancer.

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  195. Happy New Year to you!My favourite was a long weekend with family first flight for my kids

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  196. I had a very blessed year! My favorite thing was that I could visit with my son that lives overseas twice! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  197. My youngest son coming home from the military. I won't have to worry about him as much now.

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