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Friday, February 11, 2011

50 States Blog Hop



***If you are looking for the Festive Friday's Blog Hop, please scroll down to next post***



A Big Cricut Hello & Chirp to each of you! Welcome to the Cricky Across the 50 Blog Hop hosted by K Andrew of Getting Cricky!  If you are here from RHODE ISLAND
Karel Jennings of One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity http://karelj.blogspot.com/ then you are in the right spot. If you just arrived here and would like to start from the beginning please go to KAndrew's Getting Cricky!  For this blog hop K Andrew is celebrating her big move across the country with a big road trip, and of course this hop across the 50 states! She has asked us all to post a little bit about the state we are representing, and then to post our Favorite Craft Project. I am representing the state of South Dakota
I have lived in South Dakota for 15 years after moving from Minnesota.  The state's population is 819,761 people.  I live in Sioux Falls and our population is approximately 160,000.  Our capital is located in Pierre and is approximately 3 hours from us.  We live on the east side of the State, but travel to Rapid City area a couple of times a year.  Rapid City area is best known for Mt. Rushmore, the Bad Lands and Crazy Horse,  all very popular tourist attractions.  Our state bird is the ring necked pheasant and a popular hunting fowl.  South Dakota's population doubles in early fall and mid winter for hunting.  We've survived the wrath of Dick Cheney's hunting abilities.  LOL  Ted Nugent has also graced our presence for this adventure. 

Another popular attraction is located in Sturgis.  If you like motorcycles, especially Harley Davidsons you must come to visit us in August.  We have the biggest motorcycle ralley in the United States.  Again, celebrities like Jay Leno, Kidd Rock, Guns and Roses and Ozzy Osbourne come to visit us during our ralley. 

Our weather changes very dramatically.  One day it can be 5 degrees below zero in the winter and the next day it might be 35 above.  This winter has been one of the coldest I can remember.  We can get up to 8 inches of snow in one day and start to melt the next, but not this year.  It has been extremely cold this year.  We haven't received the most snow fall, but the cold is almost too much to bear at times.  Our summers are fairly normal.  The average temperature is 80 degrees, great for fishing, canoeing and swimming.  Our family loves to camp and South Dakota has many state and private campgrounds.  It is a very popular thing for families to do and you really must plan your camping weekends in advance.  The campgrounds fill up very fast with South Dakotans and neighboring state visitors.

I hope you have enjoyed your virtual visit into South Dakota and if you ever do plan on visiting for real, give me a shout and I will do my best to accomodate you with attractions to visit.

Kristal has asked us to show you our most favorite project in the last year.  Here is mine:








Harli and Mike
 This is my past project that I am most proud of.  I don't only paper craft.  I love etching and usingvinyl.  My daughter got married last June and asked me to do all the decorations.  I pretty much made everything for the wedding.  I glass etched all of her stemware and all the table mirrors.  I also made all the party favors and balloons.  My mom made all the flowers.  I love the way all the things turned out and I hope you have enjoyed your stay here.

BLOG CANDY:  I will be giving the Houndstooth cuddlebug folder and a Mt. Rushmore magnet away.  Then you can tell all your friends you got the magnet by visiting South Dakota via a blog post.  Please become a follower (and I will follow you back) and leave a comment.  ALSO Please make sure to leave comments on all of the blogs for a chance to win several different Grand Prizes on Getting Cricky's blog, from these great companies (I will send you a list)!



Next stop on the hop is TENNESSEE Shannon Lefew of My Scrappy Creations http://shannonleffew.blogspot.com/ (Next Stop)

Here is the complete list of the blog hop in case you get lost, but you can always go back to Getting Cricky also and start from there.  Have a wonderful day and enjoy the hop.

ALABAMA
Tanya of Scrappy Scavenger http://www.scrappyscavenger.blogspot.com/

ARIZONA
Renee Kowalchik of KoolChik Crafts http://koolchikcrafts.blogspot.com/

ARKANSAS
Teela Young of Coffee24Tea http://coffee24tea.blogspot.com/

CALIFORNIA
Jess Marin of My Scrap Diary http://www.myscrapdiary-jess.blogspot.com/
Nicolette Simpson of Beyond Scrapin http://www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/

COLORADO
Jennifer Anderson of Scrappin Lil Turtle http://creativearmywife.blogspot.com/
Amy Courchaine of Scrapbooking, Card Making, and Living with Fibro http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

DELEWARE
Meagan Jarjabka of Beyond Paper Designs http://beyondpaperdesigns.blogspot.com/
Peggy Brustman of CeltikGirlCreations http://www.celtikgirlcreations.blogspot.com/

FLORIDA
Stephanie Hedderick of Always Crafting http://www.alwayscrafting.com/

GEORGIA
Brenda Haskin of Simply Bren is Having too much fun http://simplybrenhavingfun.blogspot.com/

ILLINOIS
Lori Brown of Saving My… http://savingmine.blogspot.com/

INDIANA
Angela Urell of Creative Crafting http://creativecraftin.blogspot.com/

LOUISIANA
Darlene Saucier of Simple Southern Blessings http://www.talesoftayandbay.blogspot.com/

MAINE
Karen Madden of Lilac and Lupines http://lilacsandlupines.blogspot.com/

MARYLAND
Karen Turner of Midlife Mysteries & Masterpieces http://www.midlifemysteries.com/

MASSACHUSSETTS
Andrea Fogleman of Scraplity http://www.scrapality.com/

MINNESOTA
Krystal Gibson of Krystal’s Kreativity http://www.krystalskreativity.blogspot.com/
Jenny Johnson of Paper Crafting Crazy Me http://www.papercraftingcrazyme.blogspot.com/

MISSOURI
Kathy Northup of I Love My Crazy Life http://ilovemycrazylife.blogspot.com/

MONTANA
Kathy Floen of The Beautiful Life http://kathy-thebeautifullife.blogspot.com/

NEBRASKA
Gloria Sleeper of Oma’s Crafts http://www.omascrafts.blogspot.com/

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Kristal of Getting Cricky http://www.kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com/

NEW MEXICO
Brynn Thornburgh of Flair and Frills http://www.flairandfrillscreativity.blogspot.com/

NEW YORK
Erin Span of I am SpantastiKreations http://www.spantastikreations.blogspot.com/

NORTH CAROLINA
Amy Westray of redwolfSCRAPS http://www.redwolfscraps.com/

OHIO
Patricia Logan of MDN Creates http://www.triciatreasure.blogspot.com/
Joe, Carol, Joe, and Betty of CreateNCraft at http://www.createncraft.com/

OREGON
Rebecca Maddux of Crafting with Becka http://www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com/

PENNSYLVANIA
Midori Vasquez of Scraps for Me http://www.scrapsforme.blogspot.com/

RHODE ISLAND
Karel Jennings of One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity http://karelj.blogspot.com/

SOUTH DAKOTA
Brenda Burffrau of Creativity is a State of Mind http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/ (You are here)

TENNESSEE
Shannon Lefew of My Scrappy Creations http://shannonleffew.blogspot.com/ (Next Stop)

TEXAS
Kista Orr of Scrapaleupagus at http://scrapaleupagus.blogspot.com/

UTAH
Kathy of Creative Cutter at http://www.creativecutter.org/

VIRGINIA
Chris Hanselmaan of Chris' Crafty Creations from the Corner http://scrappinchris.blogspot.com/

WASHINGTON
Mariam Satchell of Purple Lily Studio http://www.mariamsatchell.blogspot.com/

WISCONSIN
Janice Wilson of Stamping with Janice http://www.stampingwithjanice.blogspot.com/

WYOMING
Jamie Larsen of Baby Jayden’s Mommy http://babyjaydensmommy.blogspot.com/
Lindsay Loo of Lindsay Loo Designs http://www.lindsayloodesignz.blogspot.com/

END: Getting Cricky with K Andrew http://www.kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com/





166 comments:

  1. I live in Canada and my niece and I took a bus tour to Mt Rushmore and stayed for four wonderful days & night gambling, drinking, walking, visting crazy horse and much more...we had the time of are life! I would love to do it again. Thanks for sharing your daughters wedding pictures and your hard work.
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  2. Hi Brenda,
    I grew up in.Mitchell, went to school in Vermillion and then lived in Rapid City. Now we are in St. Paul...so I just reverse the order! I just got my Cricut after being very disappointed with the Slice. It is not even out of the box.
    Hope we both survive the winter!
    Fondly,
    Suz

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  3. Thanks for sharing. Love the glassware

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  4. I love the glasses. You did a wonderful job. new follower here.

    Rose
    rosemary28697@yahoo.com
    http://rose-homemadecards.blogspot.com/

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  5. What nice projects! Thanks so much for sharing...I'm a new follower.

    Lisa
    prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com
    lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

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  6. thanks for letting me visit SD
    beautiful work
    juliewasson@yahoo.com

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  7. I just tried etching glass and loved it! I am following! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com And check out my blog for giveaways once in a while (none now).

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  8. so very cute and pretty TFS!!!!!!

    CATHIE
    SCRAPHAPPYCAT@GMAIL.COM

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  9. What wonderful projects!!I have to try this!
    Thank you for sharing !

    mitch1066@gmail.com

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  10. Thanks for all the wonderful info on SD! My mom has gone to Stugis, but I've never been there. I love all your glass etching! SO PRETTY! TFS!
    booger1 at tds.net

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  11. Wow your etching projects are BEAUTIFUL!!! - Glora

    me(at)glorajean(dot)com

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  12. I have lived all my life in Oregon and I love it here will never move out of state. Thanks for sharing it with me again. Thanks for the chance to win some gifts and have so much fun.

    Sincerely
    Donna Scrapp'n Nana
    http://scrappnana.blogspot.com/

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  13. Wow absolutely beautiful work. I still have not tried etching. Thanks for the inspirations and sharing your state and work with us.

    Following now.
    Sandy
    http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/

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  14. I have been having so much fun in this. Thanks for sharing it with me again. Thanks for the chance to win some gifts and have so much fun.

    Sincerely
    Donna Scrapp'n Nana
    http://scrappnana.blogspot.com/

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  15. Now I think I am brave enough to try the etching process. How beautiful! Your daughter will remember your wonderful talent the rest of her life!

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  16. new follower. and i have wanted to try glass etching for a long time now, you did a fabulous job

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  17. This is such a fun Blog Hop learning about all the states :) Just became a follower!

    kperlic@hotmail.com

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  18. Great wedding stuff! Thanks for sharing. scrapbookadd@gmail.com

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  19. Very cute project thanks for sharing!!

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  20. You did an awesome job on the stemware, must have been a beautiful wedding!!!
    thanks for sharing your talent.

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  21. I've never been to SD but really want to vacation there and see the badlands, Mt Rushmore and hey, even sturgis! Someday, maybe. Your etching projects are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your state and great ideas. I'm a follower, teelayoung@hotmail.com (t-la)

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  22. wow you where very busy for the wedding but the glass looks great!!! Thanks for sharing
    Annel
    pud22164@yahoo.com
    http://annelsblog.blogspot.com

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  23. Great project, I love what you did on the stemware.

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  24. Sweet project! Amazing! New follower! THanks for sharing!
    creativediva98@gmail.com
    creativediva98.blogspot.com

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  25. You did an awesome job with all your etching, I live in Ky about 15 miles from little Sturgis!!
    Cindy
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  26. I love to etch as well. I made lots of etched christmas gifts this year. Your wedding decor is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!!
    :)Patti

    http://lilbitcreations.blogspot.com/

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  27. Thanks for sharing.
    Patti

    http://lilbitcreations.blogspot.com/

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  28. Isn't etching fun?? Love your goblets.

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  29. The stemware is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    Jenny
    jennykingham at att dot net

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  30. FABulous projects! You have a new follower.

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  31. The etching is just gorgeous!!! I am proud to be the newest follower of your blog :)

    www.snugasabugdesigns.blogspot.com

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  32. LOVE the etching!! Very pretty!! TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  33. Very cute projects ... love it! TFS! And I'm a new follower, too!
    Karen


    rkbmadden at hotmail dot com

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  34. Congrats to your daughter! The wedding projects were beautiful! We've been to Wall Drug, the Badlands and Mt. Rushmore just once, but fell in love with it all.

    I am now a follower of your blog - so very nice to meet you! Stop by my blog sometime and catch my latest family posts from our home state of Nebraska.

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  35. All the etching came out fantastic, that was awesome that you did all the decorations.
    Happy Crafting!!
    Karen dkolopez@msn.com

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  36. Beautiful projects, thanks for sharing. Hopping along.

    Lilsweetcajun@aol.com

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  37. Omg Omg O M G... I LOVE you project... That is so pretty. I am in such wedding mode theese days since i am trying to get my wedding all planned. And theese are amazing. You do great work. Tfs. I am now one of your newest followers and so looking forwards to seeing more of your creations =)

    Hugs from Lilli =)
    l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com
    www.crazycardmaker.blogspot.com

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  38. Your wedding decor is stunning! I keep thinking I'm going to try etching, and then never so--you've inspired me! One of my favorite childhood memories is going to Mt. Rushmore...although it's been years, I can remember being stunned by the grandure of the Bad Lands...I'm a follower...you can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or http://karelj.blogspot.com

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  39. This hop has been a blast I am so glad to be included everyone is so talented! I am a follower on your blog! Your glass etching is amazing

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  40. These pictures dont even do the glassware justice. It turned out so beautiful and everyone commented on how beautiful it was. Thanks for doing it for us mom.

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  41. I really enjoyed reading your blog post and I love your sense of humor :D The wedding decor is fabulous and I LOVE your daughter's name :) I'm a new follower and I hope you'll come check out my blog also!

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  42. You did an awesome job - how wonderful!!!!

    I'm a new follower and would love to have you follow/visit my blog - we are having a challenge and would love to have you join in!

    Patti Ross
    rossfam@wildblue.net
    www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com

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  43. Love your state! Thanks for sharing it. I am following Sandy (horse pic)
    Just started one blog wercrafting.blogspot.com
    and drusyquartz.blogspot.com

    Thanks for chance at prize!
    Sandy in Mo
    arabfilly at gmail.com

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  44. Beautiful etching on the glassware. Your daughter is very lucky for your talent. TFS!!!

    rpcrafter at gmail dot com

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  45. I am already a follower and would love for you to visit me.
    http://melaniemakes.blogspot.com/

    Your etching is great, I will need to try that soon. TFS.

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  46. Beautiful etching. Thanks for sharing your project and about South Dakota (I have actually been there). I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  47. I love the mirrors they are beautiful..thanks for sharing.

    http://auntiemargsblog.blogspot.com/

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  48. What a great project. They all came out wonderful!
    I'm a new follower.
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  49. I've been to SD and it is one of my favorite places.It's beautiful.The wedding looks beautiful too-Great job. thanks millierose651@aol.com

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  50. Your etching is gorgeous! Love it! TFS! I'm a new follower!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com
    http://heatherskraftykorner.blogspot.com/

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  51. I am a MN girl at heart, so our family vacations took us to The Dakotas or Wisconsin. Thanks for sharing! I love beautiful etching work you did!! It is amazing!

    cherie.goyer at gmail.com
    http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

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  52. Love the wedding decorations. I am a new follower.
    username at yahoo dot com

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  53. Love the etching! That is awesome. Thanks for a chance to win. I'm a new follower.

    lafaellis85@twlakes.net

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  54. These projects are soooo classy and beautiful.... Great job! Thanks for telling us about North Dakota... I am from West Michigan and this winter it has been interresting... We are always a little warmer than you guys... along the lake. but the snow and how deep it is and the ice hanging from the buildings... it is so strange and different. I keep reminding my boys when they say it is cold that it is colder in NorthDakota and Canada... I have not seen it quite like this ever. Hang in there... I have been promised by my husband that this winter will end soon... we'll have to see. Thanks for the hop! pjritsema at gmail dot com

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  55. I love the etching!!!! Gorgeous! :) I'm already a follower.

    Someday I'm gonna see Mt. Rushmore since I'm so close to it. I've been in the Dakotas several times.

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  56. Wow, beautiful etching! TFS, now a follower :)
    Jenn
    craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

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  57. Thanks for sharing South Dakota with us..I've always wanted to visit Mt Rushmore. I really love your etched glasses too. TFS!
    firelass51@aol.com

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  58. Love your etching. I never tried to do it. Yours came out so good! Thanks on all the info. on SD. I wish I can go visit there. I am a follower.
    susanslomski at yahoo dot com

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  59. Wow your glassware looks great. I may have to try that sometime. I am from MN and have been to South Dakota a few times. We love going to Mt. Rushmore.

    akuehn65@gmail.com

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  60. Beautiful glasses! bekah.posnansky@gmail.com

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  61. Beautiful work. Just wonderful. SD sounds nice. I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  62. Thanks for sharing!!
    Sally
    opolski07@gmail.com

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  63. Very beautiful wedding Brenda. Hubby has always wanted to visit Sturgis with his Harley but something has always gotten in the way. Maybe when he retires. LOL

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  64. I love your wedding decorations. My daughter just got married as well, and she would only let me make her Invitations. Your glasses and mirrors came out beautiful.

    Sharon
    rsmobley85@gmail.com

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  65. Wow Brenda! Your daughter's wedding looks beautiful - amazing projects for that :) I loved hearing about South Dakota. We have a friend that lives there. My hubby and his family have been there before I was in the picture but I have never been. One of these days, I am going to make him get in the car and we are going to load the kids in and just drive :)

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  66. WOW I am amazed by how much work that would have been, Your etched glassware is stunning TFS
    Alyssa
    alyssa at mayofamily dot com

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  67. Thanks for sharing all about SD! Your etching project for the wedding is really beautiful!

    I am following you

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  68. Love your projects! Thanks so much for sharing! chrisbrown1973@hotmail. just became a follower

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  69. Hello from your neighbor-ish in MT! Those glasses are so cool! I want to try etching but being a klutz I feel I better not! Looks lovely!

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  70. those projects are beautiful, your daughter must have been soo appreciative!! winter will be over before you know it!! tfs
    brenna
    rbanderson@live.ca

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  71. Love your etchings! Beautiful! TFS!
    lauermaa at gmail dot com

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  72. Wow, those are georgeous. I am sure you were all proud. Look forward to following your blog.

    shanasewing@yahoo.com

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  73. Awesome project.

    http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

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  74. I LOVE your projects! I wanna go to the rally is Sturgis so bad! LOL Maybe some year! Thank you for sharing your projects and the chance to win! I am a follower.

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  75. Etching is on my crafty bucket list which is growing by the minute. Your projects are sooo beautiful ~ TFS and thanks for the chance to win your blog candy.

    EllenM
    EllenM361@gmail.com
    http://lifeatwalnuthill.blogspot.com/

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  76. WOW! You did an amazing job on all of the things you made for your daughter's wedding! She must have been absolutely thrilled! Thanks for sharing your story!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  77. Love the etching. I have been to Mt. Rushmore and found it awesome. Thanks for the info about the state. I have become a follower of your blog.

    grannyss1@wowway.com
    http://grannysscrappingplace.blogspot.com/

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  78. Love your blog and your projects! Your etching is beautiful. Keep up the great work!
    helena48@gmail.com

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  79. I love the glasses. thanks for sharing

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  80. LOVE LOVE your wedding decorations!!! I love etching and vinyl as well!!! I'm not too fond of the FREEZING cold.. KY is where I will stay. :) This year has been one of the worst for us tho. I'm a new follower and can't wait to see what you have next.

    Hugs,
    Tanya
    freddylswillima@windstream.net

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  81. You did a wonderful job on all the glassware! I am going to attempt etching next week. Hope mine turns out as well as yours did!
    www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

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  82. Your wedding decorations were lovely. I am sure your daughter was thrilled. I would love to visit SD someday. Thanks for all of the info.

    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com/

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  83. I love the etching. Thanks for sharing. Also, I'm now a follower.

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  84. I love etching glass too. How awesome that your daughter asked you to do her wedding. I am sure it was a wonderful day! Thanks for sharing. Sturgis is actually on my bucket list not sure why (hubby just scratches his head) but it is.......
    simplybren at hotmail dot com

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  85. I visited as a child and am still in awe of Mt Rushmore :) I LOVE your project!!!!!!!!! You are super talented!!!!

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  86. You did an amazing job for the wedding tytyty for sharing :)

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  87. WOW your etching is AWESOME.. thank for the opportunity to win your blog candy. I do follow you and would love for you to visit my blog and follow me..

    Have a great day
    Hugs
    Dusti
    dusti@scrappinwithcricut.com
    http://www.scrappinwithcricut.com

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  88. I love the fact you were able to make keepsakes for your daughter's wedding! Love them all~ I am just getting into etching, so inspiring!!! Thanks for sharing!
    lisa_williamson2004@ yahoo dot com

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  89. I your decorations are beautiful. Wish I was getting married again. LOL

    I love SD would love to get to Mt Rushmore and the badlands some day!

    Sherri
    sherri@cwik.org

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  90. your glass etching is stunning......and i look forward to sturgis soon!
    tfs...a new follower

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  91. Beautiful project. I love it when designers do more than just one craft!
    kidshomelove at yahoo .com

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  92. i love your project!!! i really want to try etching...and now that i have my cricut it will make an easier job of it! the decorations are beautiful!!! TFS following now!

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  93. Great job with the glasses. I took my mother's old wine glasses and etched birds in them and gave them to my niece for Christmas. It was fun. I also have a LARGE champagne glass that I would like to figure out something to do with it. You give me inspiration. Thanks.

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  94. Lovely wedding decorations! Lucky daughter!!

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  95. I am a new follower! Going to see Mt. Rushmore is on my bucket list!

    You did an amazing job with the decorations for your daughter's wedding!

    Kristin
    ksully4579 at gmail dot com

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  96. Your glass etching is wonderful. That is something I have yet to try. Your description of SD makes me want to visit, but, in the summer.

    I'm a new follower.

    bjohn3237@aol.com
    http://lifekeepssurprisingme.blogspot.com

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  97. You are very talented!!! I love the glass etching!! Thanks for sharing!! I'm a follower..
    Gina
    glscarbrough@gmail.com

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  98. This is my 1st visit to your blog..like what I see so far so I subbed in RSS feeds. I have 3 family members who live in SD (Belle Fouche and Rapid City to be exact). Your projects are very nice!! I have SCAL and MTC and seriously need to get into glass etching!! Love the name Harli..wicked kewl!! Will be back later to poke around some more...off to hop before I drop!! Hugs, Rockin Robin C (stampinsavage at yahoo dot com)

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  99. Such beautiful glasses! I just learned how to glass etch and I absolutely love it. Now everytime I see something glass, I think, "Hmm...I could..." LOL
    My family and I camped in Custer, SD this summer. We loved it!! Custer Park, Mt. Rushmore, even Wall Drug (lol)!! It is an AWESOME state!!
    I'm a follower.
    *smiles*
    debbi
    hockman1 at sbcglobal dot net

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  100. I am so glad I found your blog. Yes my husband would love to come out to Sturgis, but he wants to ride the bike there, I would rather pull it.
    I just love your work it is so very nice and just perfect.
    Thanks,
    Teri
    teri dot barefoot at gmail dot com

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  101. I have never been to SD, maybe someday. For now I live in Ohio. Love your project that you showed. That must have been so much fun to make everything, work but fun. Looks like you did a beautiful job too. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    Jen from Ohio
    zenderzoocrew@yahoo.com

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  102. Love the glassware! Not surprised your daughter wanted you to do that for her! Just beautiful! I am a new follower . . . don't forget to follow me too . . .
    Genelle
    brown7444@bellsouth.net
    grannysbullfrogsandbutterflies@blogspot.com

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  103. Love the project. You did a nice job!
    amywooten2010 at gmail dot com

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  104. I am a follower. :) Thanks for the hospitality during my visit. :) I love your project, I am dying to try Glass etching. TFS.
    Hugs,
    Melissa D
    mkds312@hotmail.com
    www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

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  105. I love your projects! I've never done etching before but it looks like so much fun!

    xxsquigglesxx(at)gmail(dot)com

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  106. Great job on the glassware & decorations. TFS!

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  107. Love your projects..I want to try etching sometime..looks really awesome.
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com
    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  108. Great project! amywooten2010 at gmail dot com

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  109. All your wedding decorations look beautiful as did the bride!

    dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

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  110. TFS Sharing a part of you and where you live and sharing your crafts.

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  111. Thanks for sharing your beautiful wedding projects!
    your newest follower
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

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  112. Everything is so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing. I really want to try the etching sometime. I just haven't done it yet.

    leahscarddesigns@twcny.rr.com
    http://leahscarddesigns.blogspot.com

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  113. I loved seeing the glasses and other etchings.
    I lived in North Dakota for nine years as a kid, and I always wanted to visit the Corn Palace, but never made it.

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  114. Hi Brenda,
    One of my best friends in Colorado is a South Dakota girl :-) Love the champagne flutes in the vase. Great job, I've never done etching but I've always wanted to try.

    My email address is scrappinheaven@yahoo.com

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  115. Beautiful projects. I never tried etching before. You did a great job and your daughter looked beautiful.

    Chris
    Chris.Pickul@hotmail.com
    http://pickulblog.blogspot.com/

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  116. Wonderful glasses.. I have done some etching too and it is real fun. TFS.

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  117. Gorgeous glass etching! WOW! :) Janis northrose@slowar.com

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  118. Lovin' the blog hop! Thanks for the visit to SD and sharing your wonderful wedding projects!!

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  119. Hi neighbor! I live a couple hours south of you in NE. My husband and I really like S.Falls. We occasionally go for a long weekend. My parents also have a couple of cabins in the Black Hills so go there at least 1x per year too. Beautiful projects! I'm a new follower!

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  120. wow...just great work all the way around. Thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower...
    Stephanie
    scrapadelic@gmail.com

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  121. OMG!! Love all the etching!! How wonderful that you were able to do all the etching for your daughters wedding!! Love the pic!! TFS!! I am a new follower. Glad I found your blog!!(www.countrycricut.blogspot.com)

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  122. Wow u should be very proud of your work, it made the wedding so elegant! Thanks for participating in this, it's been fun coming and learning about others states. :-) firefly1965@att.net

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  123. Your etching is fantastic. I'm a new follower. TFS!

    Christy
    http://christybladehandmade.blogspot.com

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  124. Love the glass etching, can't wait to try it! :-) Thanks for the hop!

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  125. Cheers from your new follower. I want to try glass etching too. Thanks for sharing your projects.

    hugs,
    michelle aka cabby crafter
    cabbycraft@gmail.com

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  126. Thanks for introducing me to South Dakota!I have heard about the motorcycle thing in Sturgis before but that's all I really knew about the state. And your etched items are just beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing!
    --Melissa
    scrappycupcakes@yahoo.com

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  127. Have not tried the glass etching yet but boy do I want to!! So pretty!! But your daughter loved everything!!! TFS!

    Kimi

    kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

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  128. Very cool! Love the etching you did. I haven't tried that yet, but I may have to soon! Love South Dakota. We visited there two summers ago. We road tripped from St. Louis, MO to Montana and back. We all loved seeing Mount Rushmore and we went back again that evening. It is absolutely amazing. I'm still amazed by Crazy Horse also!!!

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  129. I am a new follower from Coastal CA. What a greta project you did - I love weddings!
    Holly
    504 Main

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  130. I haven't tried etching ... maybe I shall add it to my list!! LOL!

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  131. I went to Mt. Rushmore as a young girl and still remember the awesomeness!!! pjseagers at hotmail dot com

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  132. LOVE the etching!!
    Smooches,Amy smoochesstampin.blogspot.com

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  133. I've heard a lot of nice things about SD from friends! TFS!

    zentner.candace at gmail.com

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  134. Absolutely BREATHTAKING projects that you shared! I've wanted to learn how to etch on glass, and you might have inspired me to research that goal further! I've never visited South Dakota, but it might have to be added to my list of places to visit :) I am now a follower! Thanks for sharing and the awesome giveaway!

    Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"
    scrappinpinkpiglet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  135. Great facts about S. Dakota! And I love your wedding etches. I was thinking of doing something like that for my upcoming wedding.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  136. I am a new follower of your blog. Thanks for sharing your project and someting about your state. Thanks for the chance to win.

    cherylphillips AT comcast DOT net

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  137. Great work! I remember visitng Mt. Rushmore when I was younger! TFS!

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  138. Your etching is fantastic! I would LOVE some of those love coasters. They are awesome! TFS the awesome info about your state too! Oooh, and thanks for the blog candy!
    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
    http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

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  139. We've had a nasty, cold Winter in Nebraska too. Looking forward to the Spring thaw.
    Love your wedding projects. My daughter is getting married in May. I think I will "lift" your work if you don't mind. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  140. Loved learning about your state. Thanks for sharing!!
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

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  141. You did a wonderful job on the etching! I know your daughter must have loved them. I am glad that I found you on this blog hop!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~Sarah
    craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
    craftingwithsarah@gmail.com

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  142. so cute! might try something like this for my graduation party next year. :)

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  143. I'd love to visit ND someday... one of the few states I haven't made it to, yet... Your etchings are beautiful, I have all the stuffs to try it out, hopefully soon
    --Robin

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  144. I would love to try etching but I only just begun scratching the surface of my paper crafting abilities. LOL Beautiful work, though!
    eastunders@embarqmail.com
    eastunders.blogspot.com

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  145. OMG this etching is STUNNING.

    TFS,
    Erin
    Spantastikreations@yahoo.com

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  146. love your glass etching! I have only done a few pieces so I admire your bravery doing your daughters wedding!

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  147. Love your site and your work! I'm a new follower and will be back many times. Thx for sharing.
    craftingdarlamaestyle.blogspot.com

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  148. you did a great job on the wedding. love your site. millcreekroofing@aol.com

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  149. ty for the etching inspiration. I love the LOVED mirrors. Beautiful :D
    HUGS
    Meighen
    scrappin_3rdeeschik@yahoo.com
    scrappin3rdeeschik.blogspot.com

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  150. Just got home was out of town for the weekend
    Hope I not to late.. Thanks for doing this hop!!!
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  151. Love your project! TFS your info!

    ~Lauren
    queen_lade at yahoo.com

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  152. Oh MY GOSH....your etching project is AMAZING!!!!!!
    thansk so much for sharing.....
    I love love love to etch glass.
    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

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  153. Love the stemwear - it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing about South Dakota, sounds wonderful. Two of my cousins went to Sturgis for the rally this year.
    Amyscats
    amylfahnestock@gmail.com

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  154. Love the stemware and the mirrors. Thanks for sharing about South Dakota, I'd like to visit someday. Two of my cousins went to the Sturgis rally this year, I'd never heard of it before then.
    Amyscats
    amylfahnestock@gmail.com

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  155. I love your project. My mom and I made some glasses for the family last Christmas. I will be back to spend more time. pennykitz@charter.net
    http://pennykitz.blogspot.com/

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  156. Love those glasses they are so elegant! TFS! We love to camp too, its nice to know there are places all over to visit.

    scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com

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  157. Love the glass etching, they are beautiful. You should be very proud of the glassware. Thanks for sharing.

    dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

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  158. Love the wedding ideas!! would love to see more pics of what you did. Im a new follower
    kacee
    youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

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  159. I'm from Michigan and a new follower of yours. I absolutely love all of your glass etchings. Beautiful.

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  160. FANTASTIC etching on the glassware!!! Great blog.
    TFS
    Suzy
    Scraphappysue@yahoo.com

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  161. I was 19 when I saw Mt Rushmore... let's just say that was many, MANY moons ago! And I forgot to buy a magnet so I hope I win yours ;0) TFS

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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