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Saturday, September 7, 2013


Hello and welcome to the American Crafts 2013-2014 Design Team Blog Hop! The purpose of this hop is to get to know each of our new team members on a more personal and up-close level! 
Here is my layout all about ME!
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ME by Paige Evans

Journaling says: I have doubts and fears, hopes and dreams, good days and bad days. I'm not perfect, I make mistakes. But I love with all my heart and try to be the best version of me.

How to: Drop white spray mist across a gray striped paper background. Trim three block of patterned paper and adhere them across the center. Use a pencil to draw some doodles above and below the papers, like the doodles of the Polka Dot Party line by Dear Lizzy for American Crafts. Place three black & white photos over the patterned paper blocks. Fussy cut flowers from patterned papers and layer them along with die cut flowers, above and below the photos. Place three epoxy circle stickers among the flowers. Trim the edge from a piece of patterned paper and tuck it under the bottom layer of flowers. Add a die cut frame over the middle photo. Adhere chipboard letter stickers in the bottom right corner of the frame to make a title. Set a hot pink ribbon bow on the top right corner of the frame for a pop of color. Journal directly on the empty space of the left photo.  Drop more white spray mist over the layout.

Supplies: Patterned paper, stickers (chipboard letters, epoxy circles), ribbon bow, die cuts (flowers, frame), pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Spray mist: Studio Calico; Pencil: Bic
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What's a hop without a giveaway?!?
I've got an assortment of embellishments to give to one lucky lady (or gentleman?!)! Some glittered clothespins from the BRAND NEW Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party line, tags and printed wooden veneer tags from the My Girl line, resin flowers and a chevron stamp also from Polka Dot Party, and rub ons from the very first Dear Lizzy line. Leave a comment on this post by Saturday September 14th 2013 telling me a random fact and I'll select one winner and announce them that day - good luck one and all! Oh, and, there's a BIG giveaway on the American Crafts blog at the end of the hop so make sure you check it out!

Next on the hop is the fabulous Davinie Fiero!

Here is the full design team list for your hopping pleasure:
American Crafts

Have a WONDERFUL day!

UPDATED WITH THE WINNER (sorry it took so long, I'm very forgetful these days...) - Congrats to Chelsea who said:
Email me at paigetaylorevans at gmail dot com to claim your goodies!

145 comments

  1. This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the flowers!!!

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  2. LOVE your layout! Random fact - I wake up everyday at 5am even on weekends :)

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  3. LOVE this layout! Just beautiful!

    Random fact: James Buchanan was the only U.S. President who was a bachelor.

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  4. Love The black and white photos! It really stands out!

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  5. Found your blog through the AC blog hop. I am going to be a new follower for two reasons. 1) Love your style!! 2) we will be welcoming an AFS student from Germany into our home in just a few days. I have been looking for ways to connect with her life and culture.

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  6. that is absolutely beautiful! Love it!

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  7. Just gorgeous Paige!!

    Random fact - I HATE mornings!! Which sucks since I have to get up at 5:30am for work!

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  8. I love the shape of the layout. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. Soo gorgeous, Paige! I love the flowers & cut work. I'm looking forward to another great year working with you!

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  10. so glad i participated in the AC bloghop! <3 your layouts particularly cuz id be having a child soon and you have sooo many lovely inspirations for scrapbooking ((:

    tks for the giveaway too!

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  11. Random fact, I'm about to turn 30 and can't wait!

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  12. What a pretty LO! ^___^
    Random fact: Cats sleep for more than sixteen hours each day!

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  13. Love the pop of colour that bow gives to your layout! Lately I have been finding myself really enjoying those bright and colourful projects/layouts, they are just so cheery

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  14. Stunning LO. Beautiful photos.

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  15. what a beautiful layout! Random fact: today (September 7th) is National Threatened Species Day in Australia

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  16. Beautiful layout Paige! I rarely see layouts about you only so this is super inspiring. Hmmm...one random fact: did you know that Tazmanian Devils actually exist and although they are super cute, they're also pretty vicious? (Sorry my hubby is a zoology major and after we watched Looney Tunes this morning, this was a conversation we had...)

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  17. Gorgeous layout!! Im so inspired by this!! I dont need much sleep, 5hrs tops im good!!

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  18. I always love your style!

    Random Fact- I placed in a 5k I won this morning, feeling proud :)

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  19. congratulations! hope i could be the lucky winner!

    cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

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  20. This is really pretty, Paige! Loving all the fussy cut flowers...what time that must have taken! Wonderful job!!

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  21. So pretty... random fact, I love stripes on a slight diagonal!

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  22. great layout! hmm...random fact...i made some apple muffins this morning to munch on while surfing blogs :) happy weekend!

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  23. Oh, I love your layout so much! Love the fussy cut flowers and how you used the frame and put the title inside. Lovely! Your prize is so awesome! I'd be in heaven. My random fact is that my dad made the first flag pole on the moon! :) He had a small anodizing business and Nasa called him up

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  24. Love your layout! Those flowers are beautiful!

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  25. I always enjoy looking at your layouts as they are always so layered and dimensional. Lovely! Random fact: Anyone can eventually enjoy eating tossed salad even if they have to eat it every day to lose weight!

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  26. Lovely layout! And your photos are so elegant!

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  27. love the flowers on this Paige, so fun!

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  28. BEAUTIFUL!! I love the added touch of the bow!

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  29. Love your layout! I'm impressed by your cut out flowers :)

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  30. The black & white photos are the perfect touch on this layout, I never know when to use B&W.

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  31. Fun layout
    Random fact - Creating pages makes me happy!

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  32. So pretty Paige!! Amazing use of the new Polka Dot Party!!

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  33. Love the happy flower layers!!
    Random fact: I ate popcorn for lunch. :-)

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  34. So beautiful! I love all of your clusters of flowers!

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  35. <3 <3 <3 the flowers! The photos of you are beautiful and you're journaling is perfect!

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  36. Gorgeous - love the interesting set of 3 photos.

    Random fact = I haven't forgotten ALL the Swedish I learnt when I lived there 30 years ago!

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  37. So soft and beautiful! Just love it!

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  38. Beautiful Paige. LOVE your journaling... such honesty that sums up such a beautiful woman. Cheers.

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  39. I love everything you make. This is so beautiful! I love the design and the open journaling!

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  40. Gorgeous layout!!! I love the B&W photos!

    Random fact: I am from Brazil and wish scrapbooking supplies weren't that expensive here and so hard to find!

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  41. Gorgeous page about YOU! Love how you fussy-cut the flowers and used these pretty black-and-white photos.

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  42. Those pictures are stunning and work so well with the florals.

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  43. P.s my random fact is that I have just had a baby boy and he was 15 days overdue and was almost born on the same day as the royal baby! X

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  44. Beautiful layout ! Random Fact ------ Scorpions glow in the dark and I"finally gotten to the point where I can kill one without screaming first.

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  45. Hi Paige! Great page, Paige. :-) My random fact: Though people like to talk about it being fall, fall isn't actually officially until September 22nd!

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  46. wow your layout is amazing.. totally love it

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  47. Beautiful layout! Random Fact: Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books.

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  48. B-e-a-utiful! Love it!
    Random fact: Dolphins are the only other being that has sex for pleasure... My question, what do they use for protection ... ?

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  49. Wow! The colors make me so happy. x


    http://cafeetpapier.com

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  50. Love your layout and your journaling. Good job keeping life real!

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  51. Gorgeous layout! I'm loving the new releases from AC. Random Fact - I collect yummy scented hand creams.

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  52. Lovey layout!

    Random fact: I'm so happy that Tokyo is awarded to be hosting the Olympics 2020!

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  53. Beautiful page,lovin the colours and the flick of mist..xx

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  54. i like how you used the black and white photos with the colorful products. nice framing & highlighting of the pics too. random fact is it's 7:02 pm in texas, and it's still hot as all get out.

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  55. Great LO (as per usual)
    Random fact both my husband and daughter were born in the UK and they are both dual citizens of NZ and the UK.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  56. Loving all that fussy cutting, just gorgeous and I love the kind of overexposed look to the photos too. random fact: I have never mowed a lawn.

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  57. Love all that fussy cutting, Paige. It'so girlie and so you! :)

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  58. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful layouts. Thanks for the directions! Random fact: ice cream comes in many flavors. (Opinion: It's very hot here).

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  59. Love your layout! The fussy cutting and the photos are fabulous! My random fact is that beans, corn, bell peppers, peas, eggplant, pumpkins, cucumbers, squash and tomatoes are all fruits? That’s because, botanically speaking, fruits are the part of flowering plants that contain the seeds and are the means by which such plants disseminate those seeds.

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  60. love the use of b/w photos with color even though I have yet to do it (gasp now)...and on this day in 1888, the first incubator was used on a premature baby; hurray for that!!

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  61. I love the color scheme, the photos and the florals, awesome! Random fact, I hate it when the phone rings, I physically cringe!

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  62. Love the layout!! Thanks or sharing!!

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  63. Looove your page. The design and layering are so perfect!
    Random fact: I love mangoes.

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  64. This is gorgeous, Paige! I love everything!

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  65. Beautiful page- I love the way you use lots of similar embellishments on your pages.
    Random fact: Edward Murphy, the author of Murphy's law, was a real person, and not the luckiest one.

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  66. Random fact: Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!

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  67. Oooo... Pretty page!

    Random fact: I can pop my right shoulder at will - no pain! lol..

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  68. Beautiful layout, thanks for sharing! Random fact: The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

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  69. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL layout! Your layers are stunning!!!

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

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  70. gorgeous LO. There are only 107 days until Christmas!

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  71. Thanks for sharing your beautiful layout with us. And thanks for the opportunity of winning a great prize.

    Terrie Allison
    tallison21@aol.com

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  72. Lovely LO! The flowers really frame your photos so wonderfully!
    A random fact: it's been a week since I've completed a crafting project and I can feel myself getting antsy to get something done!
    TFS!

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  73. Gorgeous layout and photos. My random face is that I'm pretty sure I'll never sleep again. My two year old just refuses to sleep through the night. UGH.

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  74. Great project.
    Random fact: I have to start every morning with coffee. LOL

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  75. love all the flowers you put on your layout Paige. A random fact I have lived in 2 countries and 5 cities.

    Thanks for the chance to win some AC goodies.

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  76. Always love your layouts! Somehow I've missed seeing those wood veneer tags before. Love them!

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  77. THis layout was bursting with awesomeness!! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win!
    Random Fact- House flies live an average of 24 hours.

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  78. Beautiful layout!

    Random fact - the world’s first Wildlife Park gondola, opened to guests since 2011, is found in the Kolmården Wildlife Park outside the city of Norrköping in Sweden (ca 160 kms south of Stockholm).

    http://kolmarden.com/Om-Kolmarden/Sprak/English/

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  80. Beautiful layout!
    Thanks for the give away!

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  81. Unique. Thanks for the chance to win. I never spoke a word until I was 9...then suddenly started talking like an adult.

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  82. Gorgeous flowers! Random fact-have never travel outside the US!

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  83. Gorgeous! - As usual. I always love to see your work. Your mind works with paper in ways that I just never can imagine.

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  84. my random fact....elizabeth kartchner is so pretty and creative and i would really like to meet her and scrap with her one day!

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  85. I love all the flowers layered around the photos! great layout!

    Erica

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  86. loving all those perty flowers.

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  87. did you know that wombat poops are square? it's because they use them to create trails in their rocky, mountain homes. square poops won't roll off cliffs like round ones will. if that's not random i don't now what is.

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  88. Beautiful layout. That frame and bow make it pop.

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  89. I LOVE the fussy cut flowers! As soon I saw that paper I had the same intention. Beautiful as always, Paige!

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  90. Love how the black & white photos pop on all that wonderful color. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  91. another super cute layout! love your style!
    Random Fact: The King of Hearts in a deck of cards is the only king without a moustache

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  92. This is amazing! Love your style Paige!

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  94. What a pretty layout! Pinned it!

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  95. Beautiful work! Love what you did :-)

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  96. love your Layout. Beautiful!

    random fact: I love summer

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  97. Wow, such a beautiful layout! The black & white photos are just perfect!

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  98. I have 2 different colored eyes

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  99. So pretty!!! Love the B&W photos mixed with the colored flowers ;) beautiful page!

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  100. I would so love to scrapbook with you sometime! You could teach me all sort of neat tricks!

    Random fact: I've only left North America once, and that was to go to the domincan republic. So I am living vicariously through you and your German adventures.

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  101. Paige--seriously LOVE this AWESOME layered page!

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  102. Love the black and white photos. Beautiful page.

    Random fact: I love tea and drink it all year, even in the hot months.

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  103. This is so pretty, love the gray background with all the colors, amazing! Well, a random fact about me is that my favorite cereal is Cinamon Toast Crunch! :)

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  104. Oohhhh look at those stunning flowers! So beautiful! Thank you so much! Beautiful photo too!

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  105. I love your layouts. You are so creative.

    Random fact: The mango is the most consumed fruit in the world.

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  106. Such a pretty layout! I love the florals! Random Fact- I eat dessert every night! Great way to end the day!

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  107. Gorgeous layout -- love all the fussy cut flowers!

    Random fact: Edible glitter is used by culinary artists.

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  108. Love how this layout came together!
    Random fact: it's rained every single day where I live this week.

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  109. Beautiful work! I'm excited to stop by and see your work. Thank you for the fun opportunity to win!

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  110. Seriously. Could you be any more amazing?! I am so excited to see more of your work with AC!

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  111. Beautiful! Love the frames and flowers.

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  112. A gorgeous layout to showcase your beautiful photos!
    ~Natalie (QSOgirl)
    qsogirl at yahoo dot com

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  113. I love, love the flowers on this page. Super cute. Random comment for me? I just turned 40 and it's not so bad!

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  114. I love the gray bg and soft colors in the flowers. Randomness: I'm deathly afraid of Slugs and Snails

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  115. I especially love the pictures of you. The layout is beautiful.

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  116. Lovely, beautiful,and gorgeous. I love the layout. I admire your work.

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  117. Lovely, beautiful, and gorgeous. I love the layout. It motivates me to scrap in a new way.

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  118. Beautiful layout! Random fact: I am obsessed with reading young adult novels. Keeps me young maybe?!?!

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  119. Wow--fabulous layout!
    Random fact--I love blog hopping!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  120. clothes pins and chevron stamp? yes,please.

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  121. Paige, this is stunning! Random fact--I used to live in Hawaii (which gets even more random if you saw how pale I am, ha!)

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  122. WOW - another gorgeous layout!!

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  123. Love your LO and all the little details, super cute...

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  124. Awesome layout! Love the contrast of the black&white pics and the sweet florals next to it...

    Random.. or maybe not so random fact about me: I'm getting married next year!

    Thanks for a chance to win!

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  125. Beautiful layout - I also loved the picture of your daughter with pigtails in your other post - Adorable!

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  126. Super gorgeous. Fuzzy cutting on flowers are amaaziinngg!! Love ur LO

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  127. Random Fact: Armadillos almost always give birth to identical quadruplets.

    Love your LO. The pastels against the gray is so pretty.

    How lovely of you to offer such sweet blog candy. Thank you for the chance to win!!
    <3 J

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  128. Absolutely GORGEOUS layout, Paige!!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

    Random Fact: I'm currently loving the new 2013-2015 Stampin' Up! In Colors! :)

    Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize! :)

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  129. Love the black and white photos.

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  130. This layout is so gorgeoous - love it :)

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