Stamp-a-Faire 2016 – Master Color Recipe – A True Artist Inspires Others

Hello again! Yes, I’m getting a late start. Still not feeling great, but I am enjoying watching all the fun tutorials and inspiration at Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-a-Faire 2016.

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Each session is taking a clue from art masters, past and present. The first challenge was to choose on of the Master Color Recipes based on famous paintings and create a card. I chose these lovely soft colors in Georgia O’Keeffe’s Blue Flower:

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Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink Art with Heart Stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist dye ink
  • Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores paper
  • Memento dye inks: Lulu Lanvender, Pear Tart, Summer Sky, Teal Zeal
  • Recollections white and lavender cardstock
  • DCWV card
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner permanent adhesive and Crafty Foam Tape
  • E.K. Success corner rounder

I’m playing along with the following challenge – click on it if you want more information:

~D.Ann

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MFT Camp Create – Coloring on Kraft – You Are Beautiful Card

Welcome back already!

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The next session of My Favorite Things Camp Create was Coloring on Kraft paper.

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I love hibiscus and frangipani (plumeria) flowers… we have them in abundance in S. FL! I pulled out my new Irojiten Neon colored pencils… I think they’ll show up much better on black. Someday I want to try this same layout on black and compare them. As slow as I’m moving lately, don’t hold your breath.

Here’s the badge earned for this creative session:

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Materials used:

  • My Favorite Things BB Polynesian Paradise & Simply Fabulous Sayings stamp sets
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Tombow Irojiten Neon colored pencils: Plastic Pink F1; Surprise Red F2; Dazzling Sun F5; Lightning Yellow F7; Flash Green F9
  • Crayola white colored pencil
  • Sakura Gelly Roll pen, white
  • Recollections kraft and white cardstock
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z runner permanent adhesive

If you’re interested in playing along in of any of the following challenges I’m joining, click on any one of them for more details:

I’m going to rest a bit and then I’ll be back with the card from the next session: Inlaid Made Easy. Don’t go far… : )

~D.Ann

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Share the Love Week – Day 4 – Transparent Challenge – Hey Thanks Card with Vellum

Good morning! I’m back with a card for day 4 of Winnie and Walter’s Share the Love Week featuring Essentials by Ellen.

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This was a Transparent Challenge and I chose to use gold colored vellum:

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I love how the vellum has that super metallic shine, but also lets the background show through. This is my first attempt at paper piecing – I thought a paisley bear would be super fun!

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The ‘HEY!’ sentiment was an outline, but I wanted it to better match the ‘thanks’, so after stamping and embossing it, I used an embossing pen to fill in the outline and re-embossed it. That makes it easy to stretch your stamps and get two looks from the same set.

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Materials used:

  • Winnie and Walter – Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti stamp set
  • Essentials by Ellen – All Inside stamp set
  • The Paper Studio gold metallic vellum
  • Making Memories Meg Paisley paper
  • DCWV card
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Versamark Ink
  • Ranger Inkssentials embossing pen
  • Stampendous PEARLustre embossing powder – tanzanite
  • Ranger Adirondack Dimensional Pearls – eggplant
  • Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal drops Ebony Black (for his sweet, shiny nose!)
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesive sheet and E-Z runner permanent adhesive

I am entering this card in the following hops and challenges – click on any of them for more information if you’re interested in joining in the fun:

I’ll be back after breakfast with the final card for this series.

~D.Ann

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National Craft Month Celebration Blog Hop – You Are a Ray of Sunshine

I’m so glad you were able to stop by today! This is going to be brief as I’m not feeling too great…

Right at Home is hosting a National Craft Month Celebration Blog Hop. She’s also one of the Super Sponsors for the Spring Coffee Lovers Hop. I made a card with some of my favorite crafting supplies for both hops…

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Now, those of you who are stopping by from the Spring Coffee Lovers blog hop can tell this is a spring card, but may be wondering what that has to do with coffee. Well, on the inside I made up a something silly that I hope will bring a much needed smile to my friend’s face…

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Wouldn’t it be fun if it was raining coffee and we could turn our umbrellas into cups? Some days just need that much caffeine!

Materials used:

  • Canson cold press watercolor paper
  • Impression Obsession stamps: Curtsy Silhouette, Puddle Jump, Sunshine in My Life
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Old Paper, Peeled Paint, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet
  • Tsukineko Walnut Ink
  • Foray Transluscent Inkjet Vellum
  • Versamark ink
  • Recollections Ebony Detail embossing powder
  • Copic Markers Y13 & 17
  • Pigma Micron pen 01 black
  • Spellbinders Umbrella Trio die
  • Core’dinations cardstock – green & purple
  • Recollections Shimmer card – purple
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ runner permanent fine adhesive for vellum and regular adhesive strips
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Misc. ribbon
  • Oh, and if you’re wondering, that’s a Chopin Script font.

I’m playing along in the following hops and challenges, in case you’d like to join the fun, just click on the name for the link:

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Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!

-D.Ann

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DieNamites Twilight Bokeh Card

Hello! Today I tried something out of my comfort zone. I was checking out the DieNamites November DT Tips & Techniques Blog Hop (Click HERE to see it… there are some nifty tips and fabulous new dies out!), and I decided to look at their November Inspiration Challenge (which you can find HERE) while I was there. This was the inspiration photo:

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I’m not particularly fond of the Bokeh look on cards. (FYI, Bokeh is from the Japanese word for ‘blur’ or ‘haze’ and refers to the out-of-focus points of light in a photograph.) Perhaps because I haven’t tried it enough to like it. However I really liked the twilight shimmer in this photo and wanted to see if I could come up with a similar look. Here’s what I came up with:

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I started by spritzing over the butterfly as a stencil so that I would have a white area to offset the die cut after coloring the back to get the bright edge.

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Then I kept a butterfly on the white area as a mask as I added layers of color. For the Bokeh dots, I used a white Sharpie oil based paint marker. It takes a few layers to get the opaque white, so you can easily vary the tone of each dot.

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Tip: I don’t have a sticker maker for my intricate dies like Erin suggested in the hop (HERE), so I use Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L’s E-Z dots runner. The negative is that they leave some little shiny spots that extend over the edges as you can see above. These can easily be picked up with a rubber square sold at art supply stores for removing rubber cement. Below you can see they are gone from the die and all in a little ball on the end of my rubber square.

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Tip 2: You can tell from the picture of the die I used that, like Martha Lucia suggested (HERE), you can cut apart your dies to mix them up a bit.  I also suggest layering your die cuts to add dimension and depth. I cut the butterfly 3 times and affixed the bottom layer to the card and affixed just the middle of the top two, bending the wings over a pencil to raise them.

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Materials used:

  • DieNamites Butterfly Applique which you can find HERE

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  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Coral Reef & S.W.A.K.
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens: 055, 933, 965
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Barn Door, Faded Jeans, and Spiced Marmalade
  • Sharpie Oil Based Paint Marker – White
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Dots
  • Misc. Cardstock – White, yellow, blue

I’m playing along in the following hops and challenges:

As always, I appreciate hearing your thoughts and comments. Have a great day!

-D.Ann

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Sending Hugs Card With Vintage Flowers

Hello, again, crafty friends!

Today I got to play with a new layered flower stamp set from Altenew that came yesterday – just in time for today’s class on layering! I’m sure glad to have a MISTI stamping tool to use with these! Once you take the time to line them up, you can crank out several cards and save time!

I took Altenew’s inspiration photo for the September challenge: From Places Abroad – Windsor Castle, and used the royal reds and golds.

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I also used Winnie & Walter’s World Cardmaking Day Sketch by Gayatri:

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Putting them together, I came up with this Royal card:

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I didn’t have any gold paper handy, so I just ran Versamark ink over the word ‘hugs’ after it was cut out in the metallic red cardstock and heat embossed it. I love those elegant layers of golds and reds – take a closer look:

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Materials used:

  • Altenew Vintage Flowers stamp set
  • Simon Says Stamp die: Sending
  • Technique Tuesday die DISI Hugs
  • Altenew Crip Inks:
    • Frosty Pink
    • Coral Berry
    • Ruby Red
    • Grapevine
  • Spellbinders Celebra’tions True Color Fusion Ink: Golden Glow
  • Tsukineko Brilliance Pigment Ink: Galaxy Gold
  • Versamark Ink
  • Recollections Detail Embossing Powder: Gold
  • Kuretake Zig Wink of Stella
  • Uniball Gel Impact pen – Gold
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner and Adhesive Sheets
  • DCWV glitter card
  • Misc. cardstock

This card is my homework from the Altenew All About Layering Class – Lesson 7: Vintage Flowers. You can find out more about the Altenew Academy HERE.

I’m participating in the following challenges and hops:

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Thanks for checking in today and for all your kind comments!

-D.Ann

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STAMPtember – Sending Hugs

I’m back again and have oodles to post, but it may take a while to get it all together, so be patient and check back – or, better still, subscribe so as not to miss any posts!

First up – I was excited to get an e-mail from Simon Says Stamp right before I left that I would be receiving some of their new STAMPtember product. Sure enough, among several ‘happy mail’ packages waiting for me upon my return was one from Simon Says Stamp. Of course they had no way of knowing that Christmas is not a holiday that I celebrate, but there were stamps on the set they sent me (SSS101546) that I was able to use in a different way. Since the next week or so will be extra busy and I don’t know if I’ll get to do much crafting, I tinkered with them today as I wanted Simon Says Stamp to know I’m grateful for their generosity.

I took the graphics and make some fun geometric designs and used the stained-glass watercolor technique on them:

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After heat embossing the designs and painting them with Distress Inks, I ran a wash of metallic watercolors over the background – I love the sparkling shine it gives!

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(You can even see where I overlapped the design a bit.)

Materials used:

  • Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember release SS101546 stamp set
  • Simon Says Stamp die SSD111432 Sending
  • Technique Tuesday die DISI Hug
  • Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor paper
  • Versamark Ink
  • Recollections detail embossing powder – gold
  • Hampton Art red embossing powder
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Bard Door, Dusty Concord, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade
  • Yasutomo metallic watercolors (Hobby Lobby)
  • DCWV glitter cards
  • Misc. black cardstock and ribbon
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z runner

I am going to enter both of these cards into the following challenges:

Well, that didn’t work, so the second card is going to be re-posted in the next post. Some day I’ll learn! : )

 

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Thank your for stopping by today, and for your kind and encouraging comments, which are always appreciated!

-D.Ann

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‘Thanks SLOW much!’ Snail-mail card

What’s with the popcorn on this fun Snail-mail card using those adorable snails from Lil’ Inker Designs? (who, by the way is having their Montthly Meetup Challenge )

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Well, The Daily Marker has a Pop-Up challenge going on, and it’s all about lines.

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I’ve added silver linings to my embossed clouds, extended the rays of the sun and added and emphasized the lines on the snail shells to make them look a bit more realistic.

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These snails are so cute, I’m sure they’ll be popping up on more cards in the near future!

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Materials used:

  • Lil’ Inker Designs – Snailed It! Stamp set and dies
  • Stampin’ Up dye inks – Creamy Caramel & So Saffron
  • Copic Markers – E31, E33, E37, YR24
  • Gelly Roll pen – white
  • Versamark ink
  • Ranger Perfect Medium pen
  • JoAnn CraftEssentials Embossing Powder – Clear
  • Inkadinkado Embossing Powder – Linen White
  • Hampton Arts Embossing Powders – Copper, Gold, Metallic Gold, Silver, Yellow
  • Recollections Detail Embossing Powder – Ebony
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Power tape,E-Z Runner for vellum (used under ‘moss’ ribbon) & DODZ small
  • Misc. ‘moss’ ribbon, citrus colored flowers ribbon, and cardstock

I’m entering this card in the following challenges. I’ll add the links in case you want to play along, too…

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Just remember: Slow and steady wins the race! (or was that for turtles?!) Have a fun day!

-D.Ann

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Coffee Cat, happy accident + Blog candy

A hearty welcome to both new and regular visitors stopping by today!

If you were here yesterday, you know there are a several fun blog hops and challenges going on this weekend…

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Todays card also took inspiration from

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Anyone can join these fun events, so head on over and check them out!… But, wait! You’ll want to go there AFTER you’ve gotten to the end of my post as there is a blog candy giveaway! (I”ll put the links at the bottom of this post too.)

As those of you on Instagram know, this card started out with a disaster… I had picked up a watercolor card pack on clearance and was trying the ‘smoosh’ method with some dye inks, but as it dried, it started flaking and peeling. Whaaat?! Then I reread the box… DUH it was watercolor ‘texture’ PRINTER paper. Argh! (Note to self: always read FIRST!). However, I used a spray finish to stop the peeling, stamped and fussy cut a nifty tabby kitty named Newton. So not all was lost! Yay!

Note to tea drinkers and puppy lovers… I love tea and puppies, too. I just thought this naughty, hyperactive kitty needed to be a COFFEE cat with an attitude. >^.^<

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I didn’t have flowers the color I wanted, so I took my Copics and colored some white flowers with teal words to give a little summer pop to the card.

Materials used:

  • Newton’s Nook Designs – Naughty Newton stamp set
  • Spellbinders dies – Tea Cups, Romantic Rectangles
  • Heartfelt Creations – China Fragments stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink Dye Inks: Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile
  • Memento Dye Ink – Tuxedo Black
  • Versamark ink
  • Inkadinkado Linen White embossing powder
  • Copic markers R20, R32, R35
  • Prima Calypso flowers
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner & Crafty Foam Tape
  • Canson watercolor texture PRINTER paper… hahaha!
  • Krylon clear finish
  • Misc. cardstock & pearls
  • Sentiment was typed & printed off the computer

I’m entering this card in the following blog hops and challenges:

If you’d like to play along with any of these, just click on the colored text to go find out what you need to do. Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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For those of you patient enough to get this far, I have a small blog candy package to give away:

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As I said yesterday, I figure any coffee loving cardmaker will love these adorable ‘Brewchitecture’ napkins by Jill Seale. One pack is “coffee” the other is “café presse.” And, since we are cardmakers, there’s also a new, small Studio g stamp set: ” delight in little things.”  If you would like to have a chance to win this package, all you have to do is leave a comment on any of my blog hop posts from now through June 12, 2015. Of course, I appreciate those who sign up to follow the blog, but it’s not a requirement. From all the comments left on my blog posts from June 5 – 12 that have “Blog candy” in the title, I will announce a winner, selected at random, on June 14, 2015. (This date is revised from my original post.) The winner will have 72 hours to respond, or I will draw another winner.

Have a fun day!

-D.Ann

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Caffeine Loading…. Please Wait! + Blog candy!!

Whether you’re a regular reader or a newbie stopping by from the blog hops today… Welcome!

Today I’ve got a card that I made for the SUMMER COFFEE LOVERS BLOG HOP (click HERE for more info), and for the WATERCOLOR BLOG HOP hosted by PRETTY PINK POSH (click HERE for more info.) that I heard of while trying to keep up with TheDailyMarker.com‘s 30 DAY COLORING CHALLENGE (click HERE for more info.).

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Anyone can join these fun events, so head on over and check them out!… But, wait! You’ll want to go there AFTER you’ve gotten to the end of my post as there is a blog candy giveaway! (I”ll put the links at the bottom of this post too.)

This card was also inspired by the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE June sketch:

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For those of you not interested in the details, feel free to scroll on to the end, I won’t be offended. ; )

Coloring this was a learning experience as those of you who have been following it on Instagram know. It was the first time I’ve tried doing a blonde with Copics.

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After I got her done, I realized I wanted a rich blue watercolor background. She wasn’t on watercolor paper, so I knew the ink would absorb to a lighter color, but  I decided to try.

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First I masked her off with Fineline Masking Fluid. Being Miss Frugal, I only outlined her to keep the watercolor from intruding into the already colored area. The mask goes on green, then turns clearish as it dries and rubs off when you’re done. I found out later why the pros mask the entire image… it DOES lift a tiny bit of the color. : (

Next I grabbed my Yasutomo metallic watercolors and put a wash of the darkest blue on. I knew they’d be lighter, but was highly disappointed with how light…

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I was recently given a set of Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors that everyone has been raving about. I really wanted to play around a bit and get better at water coloring before using them, but I wanted my bold blue background, so pulled them out…

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No wonder everyone raves about them! The happy accident that I couldn’t catch on camera is that the metallic Yasutomo mixed in and gives it a nice shimmer. It makes me giggle when I looked at her in this pic as it looks like she’d decided to start not just a facial, but a whole body mask… hmmm… wonder if… nah! Hahaha!

Once dry, I started rubbing off the mask… Unfortunately the picture doesn’t capture how it lightened the coloring. It was easy to fix, though. Just had to take the Copic markers back over those areas and blend.

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I also added in a little bit of steam from the cup. : )

Put it all together following the sketch from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps and added the fun embossed sentiment from Ms. Kimm Creates: Daily Brew… it was Blog candy I won from the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop… thanks again, Holly of KopyKat Creations!

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Materials used:

  • Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps: Angie
  • Ms. Kimm Creates: Daily Brew (sentiment)
  • Memento  dye ink: London Fog
  • Copic Markers: B21, B24, B29, C1, C3, C5, E000, E00, E02, E11, E31, E33, E79, G02, G05, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR21, YR24
  • Fineline Masking Fluid
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors
  • Yasutomo metallic watercolors
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner
  • Misc. cardstock, doily, and pearls.

I’m entering this card in the following blog hops and challenges:

If you’d like to play along with any of these, just click on the colored text to go find out what you need to do. Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by today!

****************************   But, WAIT, there’s more!!   ****************************

***********    giveaway now closed    ***************

For those of you patient enough to get this far, I have a small blog candy package to give away:

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I figure any coffee loving cardmaker will love these adorable ‘Brewchitecture’ napkins by Jill Seale. One pack is “coffee” the other is “café presse.” And, since we are cardmakers, there’s also a new, small Studio g stamp set: ” delight in little things.”  If you would like to have a chance to win this package, all you have to do is leave a comment on any of my blog hop posts from now through June 12, 2015. Of course, I appreciate those who sign up to follow the blog, but it’s not a requirement. From all the comments left on my blog posts from June 5 – 12 that have “Blog candy” in the title, I will announce a winner, selected at random, on June 14, 2015. (This date is revised from my original post.) The winner will have 72 hours to respond, or I will draw another winner.

Now, off you pop to the rest of the hop! Have fun!!

-D.Ann

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