Friday, September 23, 2011

IT'S FINALLY HERE, THE BIG REVEAL DAY OF GILBY'S MAKEOVER WALK!!!



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Hi Everyone!

Welcome to mine & Gilby's new makeover!!! Veronica from VK Design Co. did an AWESOME job with our blog, we just LOVE it & hope that you do too!!! Veronica is an amazing designer & just a wonderful person, Gilby & I are a little challenged when it comes to technical things & making decisions. Veronica was there to see us through everything & more, you should stop by her website to see what other wonderful blogs she has done, but I have to warn you, she is in high demand, but well worth the wait, we just love her to pieces!!!
Take a peek around & you'll notice certain things are worded a little differently here..hmmm, I wonder who's idea that was??? he,he

Gilby & I wanted to celebrate this big day & thought what better way to celebrate than to have our first ever Doggie Walk with SUPER TALENTED crafters & lots of Doggie Treats!!! As I said before, we are a little challenged on the technical side of things, but we had some GREAT people help us, one in particular was the Queen herself & Princess Penelope, they were such a great help to us along with some of the other bloggers on the Walk. I just want to thank you all again for all your help!!!

Our theme is "A Makeover", so I asked everyone to have their project or whatever be something that has to do with a Makeover, whether it be a scrapbook page that they weren't happy with (which was on my list) & wanted to give it a makeover or something they had & wanted to give it some pizazz. So, you will see lots of WONDERFUL projects & maybe some furry friends along the Walk  & hopefully they will inspire you to give something a makeover, maybe even yourself, I know I need my hair done something fierce right now (that's why there isn't a picture of me yet on the "About me" page)!

Gilby recently went & had a makeover, not a good one though. Daddy disagrees, but we will be changing salons next time! He almost didn't want to make an appearance, but thankfully it has grown out some, so he feels better. The before picture is up to the left & here he is after his Makeover! Still a cutie, just with shorter hair!

 All taken in my Craft Room

I started 3 projects, but only ended up with half of 1 done, unfortunately time was not on my side! :( This is an old canvas's that I painted for my craft room about 6 years ago, I really liked it for a while, but it's been needing a Makeover for quite some time. I have a magnet board on my wall but have always wanted one of those boards that you slide cards in or picture, so I thought why not make this into one of those? There is another one that I am doing the same thing to & will connect them somehow. I definitely learned somethings doing this one that will be helpful on the next one, first get a new staple gun & make sure you have enough ribbon!!! 



                                             
                         

First off my oldest son is going to kill me with his picture up here, that was taken 4 yrs ago! He looks much different now, wears contacts & has a shaved head (Air Force), you can see Gilby there as a little pupster. :o)
As you can see, I took off the canvas from the frame & covered the frame with black fleece that I had. Then I put the canvas back on over that. I added several layers of batting so it would be nice & soft. Then I covered it with ribbon, had planned on using a different color w/the red, but of course I ran out! So I made due with what I had. I'm not completely happy with how it turned out, but that's also because I waited until last night to finish it! Can we say procrastinator???!!! lol, Not really, just really busy! There are lots of you-tube videos about how to do this, but they are mostly for regular bulletin boards, same general directions. I would go with the regular bulletin boards if it's your first time, it's probably a lot easier!!! lol        
Now on to the FABULOUS list of crafters you'll be stopping by on your walk!!! These gals/guy are sooo EXTREMELY TALENTED you are sure to see some AWESOME projects!!! I was soo HAPPY when they said they would join in on the celebration, as I LOVE their blogs and they are truly wonderful people!!! Make sure you stop & leave some luvin' on everyones blogs for your chance to win some yummy Doggie Treats, hang on we'll get to the treats! :o)


Since this is such a special day for Gilby & I we wanted to have LOTS of Doggie Treats to give out & we wanted them to be all of our FAVORITE items as well.....So thanks to our WONDERFUL SPONSORS we are happy to have 7 bags of Doggie Treats, which means 7 WINNERS!!!

In no particular order 

1st Bag of Doggie Treats~Also includes 12 pack Prismacolor Pencils & 40 sheet pack of White PTI Cardstock

5 Free Digi Stamps

3 Free SVG Files
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2nd Bag of Doggie Treats
"All Around Christmas" Stamp Set Donated by Miss Emma from My Creative Time
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3rd Bag of Doggie Treats 
"Pretty and Pampered" Stamp Set Donated by our Kendra from Our Craft Lounge
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4th Bag of Doggie Treats
"Punny-licious" Stamp Set Donated by       My Pink Stamper
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5th Bag of Doggie Treats                                
"Happy-go-lucky" Dog Face Assortment       & 1 1/8" Stamp Sets Donated by Peachy Keen Stamps
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6th Bag of Doggie Treats
$15 Gift Certificate Donated by Pink By Design
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7th & Final Bag of Doggie Treats
                                                          
 Blog Badge Donated by our One & Only Veronica
                 3 Limited Edition Winter Cricut Cartridges, Cricut Markers, Tarte Mascara (it is a Makeover after all)
& all extra Doggie Treats are from Gilbyscraftster                         

What you need to do to win, please give some luvin' on everyone's blog & a way to contact you. Comments will end on Sunday the 25th at 10:30 est. I usually don't ask for you to become a follower or subscribe unless you want to, but since it is a special celebration, it would make Gilby & I very happy, if you became a follower, subscribed or take our cute little blog button (seriously how can you not) :o).

You can only win once, but you potentially have 16 chances to win. I will tally all the blogs comment together & choose 7 winners with random.com. If your name has already been picked for & random.org chooses you again, I will have to pick again. I think that sounds fair enough. I will pick a winner on next Tuesday night, so be sure to come back Tuesday night or Wednesday morning to see if you have won!!!

I really do hope you enjoy our little Walk & mine & Gilby's new look & we hope that you will come back to visit. We will be posting more often & we have some more exciting news on the way!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


79 comments:

  1. so super excited to see make-overs.. i have a room to set up and hope to get LOTS of ideas!! tfs 16 chances to win.. awesome giveaways!! I believe already a folower - but I'll make sure! Doris
    parkernana5@cox.net
    http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

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  2. What a great blog hop. I love the canvas revap to the poster board. Great idea. Thanks for sharing. What a great little puppy..

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  3. WOW!!! Veronica did an AWESOME job w/your new blog!!!!! SOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!! Your furbaby is the CUTEST EVER!!!
    Thank you for inviting me to do this w/you! It was ALOT of fun!;)
    Big Gypsy Hugs,
    Emma;)

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  4. love your project! very cute! I am excited to do your blog hop! thanks for the chances to win something and learn a lot! :-)

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  5. Wendy, everything looks absolutely terrific and I think Gilby looks really handsome with his new haircut. Thanks for inviting me!
    blessings,
    Jana

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  6. Wow, very nice projects and great giveaways!

    TFS and the chance to win@

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  7. Love your blog design Lots of fun going on here. Great job on that board love the color and the different ribbons
    Big Blog Hugs! *Janet*
    http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

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  8. Gilby is too Stinkin' cute!!! LOVE HIM!!! What an adorable blog makeover!!! And,such YUMMY doggie treats!!! Getting ready to take my walk now!!! Thank you so much!!

    saetterman at aol dot com

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  9. I love the photo board you made, i have so many old frames kicking around so this would be a great way of using them!! I am a new follower!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  10. WOW Wendy!!!! The blog looks absolutely FABULOUS!!! And you are so sweet and generous to do this. I love your makeover project. I've been wanting to do one of those for a while. Beautiful job and thanks SO much for letting me join in the fun!!! Hugs- Glora

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  11. Wow, amazing project and giveaways :) TFS.

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  12. Congrats on your new Blog Design. So Cute. Wonderful Project Wendy.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  13. Oh my goodness the doggie bags are fab! Good luck everyone! :)

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  14. Great project love the doggie.

    Gaby

    Gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

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  15. WOW...what great giveaways! I'm a new follower and I think your blog is ADORABLE!

    hotgirl211@msn.com

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  16. What a fabulous project. I love the look of your blog. Awesome prizes as well.
    Thanks for the chance to win. I am a new follower.
    Candy
    candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com
    Don't forget to enter my giveaway!

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  17. I am a new follower but love your site! I actually came over from Princess Penelope's site. And now I am going to hop through!

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  18. WOOF! Your new blog is PAW-sitively dog-gone cute! Your puppy is precious1 TFS.
    Claire
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  19. Thanks for the chance to win. Gilby is absolutely adorable.
    Sherry
    needingJesusdaily@hotmail.com

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  20. How fun...and Gilby looks adorable. Thanks for the chance to win one of these fabulous prizes! nlundeen at catt dot com

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  21. your redo is SIMPLY AWESOME GIRL....ISN'T Veronica the best...hugs

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  22. Love Gilby's makeover! I have a min. Schnauzer named Asia, she definitely needs a makeover. I could probanly use one as well! ;)

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  23. Rascal, Trixie, Biscuit, Baby Bear and I all want to say "WOW". (or 'WOOF') The new blog is AMAZING! I love it and wish it were mine! Thanks for a chance to win some amazing prizes!

    Patti Ross and the yorkies
    rossfam@wildblue.net
    www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com

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  24. Oh my gosh! This is such a cute idea! Well I am having some trouble today. First, I tried to follow you and that wasn't working, then I tried to follow you and Facebook and FB said I couldn't (sent you a message) so I am following you by mail. Please stop by my blog, I scrap with my 104 pound boxer/plott hound mix Louie. I also work as a foster mom at a dog rescue. I just love dogs! I love your projects too by the way!

    www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com
    america57@comcast.net

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  25. Wow, awesome new look to your blog! I love it. Gilby is so cute. I had a dog named Frosty when I was in high school who looked just like Gilby! I loved your project! Such an awesome makeover too. I am a new follower.

    Barbara B.
    bkb248@gmail.com

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  26. I know how hard you and the Gilbster worked on this and all sorts of other things...AWESOME JOB SWEETIE!!!

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  27. found your blog hop through Craft Junkie Too. on my way to all of the participants.... ruff ruff....joining as a follower too

    Maureen

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  28. I really love your dog pictures. Such a cute dog. Great project
    TKS for sharing
    marial302003@yahoo.com

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  29. Super cute blog! Gilby is just adorable:-) Thanks for the "walk" invitation:-)

    ~Tammy S

    tammy dot schmitt at mac dot com

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  30. Wendy I love your blog! Gilby is adorable - I just want to smooch all over him! I love dogs (I have 3). I am looking forward to your dog walk! Thanks for the goodies!

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  31. Your project is so pretty and Gilby is adorable!! Thank you for the chance to win.

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  32. Just got finished with the walk. It was great thanks.
    Candy
    candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  33. Gorgeous blog ,wonderful colours :)

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  34. Very cute projects! And very cute furbaby!!

    Scrapnatic@yahoo.com

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  35. Awesome blog! I don't know what it used to look like but I love it!

    I would love you to stop by and see me at www.mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  36. OMG Gilby is so cute! So is your message board. What a fun hop. thanks for hostessing and for the chances to win :) Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  37. Gilby is adorable even with a bad hair cut. I totally understand about procrastination.

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  38. Gilby is adorable.. love you board and your new blog... Thanks for sharing.
    pittypat_0267@yahoo.com

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  39. Wendy, I love your bulletin board! It turned out so cute! Thanks for inviting me to be part of this fun hop!

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  40. Wendy ~ Love your blog that Veronica designed for you and Gilby. I am a new follower to your blog. I liked the new photo frame to put many pictures in. Thanks for the great tips.

    Treava
    scrapsalot31@gmail.com

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  41. I love the layout of your blog... It's no wonder why Miss Veronica is in high demand.

    Your board is soooooo cute and I've been wanting to do one of my own. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Jamie
    Http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

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  42. This was such a fun blog hop. I truly enjoyed all the creative ideas and projects. Thanks so much!

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  43. Awesome idea for a frame, you can change out the pictures as often as you like! Love the paw prints on your blog, very cute. Thanks for hosting the blog hop.

    lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  44. Surely, this can't be right! I can't be the first commenter! What an adorable blog and that Gilby is one cutie patootie...

    Thanks so much for asking me to be in this Doggie Walk...Gigi feels so honored. :)

    I loveeee your bulletin board and think it looks awesome. It does look like a lot of work, but so pretty. Great job... Ok, Gigi and I are ready to stroll through the "neighborhood" to see what our friends have come up with! :)

    Best way to reach me is at my blog or Facebook. You know me. :)

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  45. Great blog makeover, great project and adorable dog.
    Kerry

    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

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  46. Got my 4 shih tzus with me to take a walk! Your dog is so cute. Thanks for inviting me to walk with you and maybe even win something!!

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  47. i luv ur new blog mommy! i mean our new blog...but u do all the work. i just have fun watching u and laying in my bed...and helpin when i can of course. i try to be a good puppy dog like that. but u r the bestest mommy ever! i wuv u!!! luv, ur little punkiepoo...mr. gilby. :-)

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  48. I love seeing new makeovers and your blog page is beautiful.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  49. So excited to come across your blog! I am a canine fan . . . have four dogs in my house . . . so I fell in love with your blog.
    dbonczek@comcast.net
    http://pawstoscrap.blogspot.com/

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  50. your blog looks ADORABLE!!! And I love your board, I made one for my craft room not too long ago! Thanks for a chance at all your GREAT giveaways!! :)

    Candace
    scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com
    PS - I'm your newest follower

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  51. I love makeovers and my room could really use one. I think your board is super cute

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  52. Your doggie is so CUTE!!! I just want to give him a big SMOOCH!!! :-) Love your picture board to so pretty! I was thinking of making one of those for my craft room. TFS!!! :-)

    -Sam :-)
    SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com

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  53. You inspired me to try my hand at another board. Maybe one for my granddaughter! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  54. CONGRATS on your new blog...its ADORABLE!!! What a sweetie Gilby is!!! I cant believe all the AWESOME giveaways you have...WOW!!!
    Cant wait to "walk" around on everyone's blog!!! Thanks for putting together such an amazing blog hop!
    hugs,
    Sarah

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  55. Awesome idea....I really need to make one for myself....I buy one for the thrift store....and it's OK....but nothing like yours,,,,tfs

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  56. Oh my, I have a Yorkie Poo and love my little baby, love your makeover so cute!
    Renee
    gohogwild.renee@gmail.com

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  57. Love the new blog!! I think the bulletin board you did is adorable.

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  58. Good morning! I love your blog redesign, love the little paw prints. Thanks for hosting the blog hop and all the great prizes. I'm now a follower. :) lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  59. Your Blog Looks Fantastic Wendy & Gilby! I love it! I'm a new follower & I added your Blog Button to my blog! Make sure you stop over and See it!! I love your project, tell your son he's famous & all the ladies love him, hehe! Thank him for his service as well. My hubby is a Disabled Veteran. Can't wait to stop & See more soon!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina

    http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com

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  60. so so so cute ..love you project and thanks for sharing your talent!!!!

    Cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  61. Thanks for doing the walk. Your pooch is cute no matter the cut!
    Sawkat66@yahoo.com

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  62. Congratulations on your new Blog makeover and your project is too cute!

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  63. What a sweet dog, the haircut's not bad :) Cute name. Love the blog, the paws are adorable. Very cute idea.

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  64. Kudos on the makeover and on the great blog hop! sneding you lots of luck!

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  65. such a great looking blog.... I love it.. thank you for the chance to win some fabulous candy
    Celeste@touchedbyabutterfly.com

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  66. Love the red ribbon on that board. Very nice. I also love your new blog look! :) Thanks so much!

    Pam
    Simply-Pam.blogspot.com

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  67. Veronica did a great job with your blog...love it!!! And I'm loving your lil Gilby...how cute is she!!! Your makeover with the canvas is really great..I would have never thought to do that! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

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  68. I just found your blog from Glora's. I will come back and scope out your blog after the blog hop!! Cute ribbon/picture board. Great idea!!

    ctibbmn at yahoo dot com

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  69. Your blog looks awesome! I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing your project!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com

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  70. Cute dog. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Tina

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  71. Wow, what a great looking blog, glad I found it, it's great!
    Looking forward to the walk!
    Shelly
    http://mypaperlove.blogspot.com/

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  72. How stinkin' cute!! Love the new blog. Gilby's hair looks very cute. I know what you mean though. My sweet little Maltese, Krosby, has had a few bad hair cuts too. It will grow Gilby!!! Thanks for the chances to win. Sandy C. sczcec@yahoo.com

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  73. THat was pretty brilliant of you to makeover. Thanks for sharing. I'm so glad I just happened upon this blog.

    Dorcas
    dtroche@bellsouth.net

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  74. So excited to be in on this dog walk blog hop. Love the project. I have lots of things I need to makeover.

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  75. Great project a little more work to make it than buying but satisfaction on I made it myself! great job! new follower here.
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  76. Wow, just discovered your blog, can't wait to get lost in your projects, thank you so much for sharing and for the great giveaway.
    jman4@comcast.net

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  77. Wow, super cute makeover. Loving the pooch too!
    I know I am late but just had to comment anyway.
    Glad to have found your fabulous blog.
    Crafty best wishes,
    Sonia
    archivingangel@yahoo.com

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  78. WOW!! super adorable make over!! I love it. i can't wait to get mine done by Veronica:) TFS
    Hugs

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